IndyWatch All Community Feeds Feed Archiver

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch All Community Feeds Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

IndyWatch All Community Feeds Feed was generated at The Wire IndyWatch.

Monday, 19 March


Widespread floods hit Kenya, at least 19 killed and scores injured "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Three days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding across Kenya this week, killing at least 19 people and injuring and displacing scores of others. Heavy rains are expected to continue for at least 5 more days. The deaths happened as flood and river waters hit...... Read more


Tom Lee Predicts Bitcoin To Reach $91,000 by March 2020, Based On Performances After Past Dips "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A predicted 56,000 percent increase for BTC since Jan. 2015 brings BTCs hypothesized price to $91,000 by March 2020. #NEWS


Little goats eat the tall grass on the far side of the fence. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Little goats eat the tall grass on the far side of the fence.


New caliber 100 rds 2 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

i believe in having different caliber guns for the reason of being able to find ammo. I now have the following,
.17hm2 -2500 - bolt rifle
.22lr -20,000 rds - pistol,revolver,single,auto
.22 hornet -(new)-350 rds - bolt rifle
.22 tcm - 1000 rds - pistol,bolt rifle
.32 acp - 300rds - pistol - revolver
.32 sw -200rds - revolver
..32swl - 500 rds - revolver
.32hr mag - 300 rds - revolver
.327mag - 200 rds - revolver
.38special - 1000+ - revolver,lever action rifle
.357 mag - 1000+ -...

New caliber 100 rds 2


TV Shows Lifeless Corpse Continues to Limp Along Years After Death "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ATLANTA AMCs The Walking Dead has scientists perplexed by its ability to continue airing, despite their observations that the show has been dead for several seasons.

I cant just end it, said a teary-eyed AMC executive, too attached to shoot the previously beloved TV show in the face with a shotgun. I dont have the heart to pull the trigger.

According to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the show slowly succumbed to lifelessness during Season 4. It appeared that all brain function ceased when Beth spent an entire episode demanding a drink from Daryl, reported Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, CDCs Deputy Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases. Yet, the show has somehow managed to shamble along aimlessly for years in defiance of natural law.

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

The Walking Dead appears to sustain its reanimated state by feeding off the brains of fans who are indifferent to the shows tired storylines, said National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt. This results in a positive feedback loop by which more episodes are generated as the number of people who havent read the fucking comics increases.

Compounding this issue is the growth of culture surrounding The Walking Dead, based on a study released by the Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Our analysis indicates the spread of infection from the television series into inferior spinoff versions such as Fear The Walking Dead and no less than 100 mobile games available on the App Store and Google Play, Collins observed. Additionally, Talking Dead serves as a vector by...


Trump on Stealth Maneuver Took $12BIL They CANT Get Back! "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.

Trump on Stealth Maneuver Took $12BIL They CANT Get Back! Earn Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): https://daily-vine.c


Chrome Rabbit by Bikismo in Dubai, UAE "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Our friend Bikismo recently spent some time in the United Arab Emirate where he was invited to paint for the Dubai Canvas 2018 event.

The Puerto Rican muralist spent a few days working under the intense heat to create some of his signature imagery for the locals to enjoy. The end-result is once again very shinny, with this super cute and chubby Chrome Rabbit.

Based in San Juan, Bikismo developed his unique technique over several years of practice on the streets of Puerto Rico.

Take a look at more images below and if you are in the area, youll be able to find the piece at La Mer North in Jumeirah 1.

Images by Rom Levy

The post Chrome Rabbit by Bikismo in Dubai, UAE appeared first on StreetArtNews.


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.


The Last Viking. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The Life of Roald Amundsen.
So far its really good. One tough mother hummer. :D


Pro-Gun Commercial Thats Sure to Make Gun Owners Smile! (2015) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Pro-Gun Commercial Thats Sure to Make Gun Owners Smile! (2015)


Required Reading "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Photographer Reuben Wu creates haunting landscapes by using modified drones as aerial light sources for his ongoing series Lux Noctis. (via Colossal).

How we present race matters. I hear from readers that National Geographic provided their first look at the world. Our explorers, scientists, photographers, and writers have taken people to places theyd never even imagined; its a tradition that still drives our coverage and of which were rightly proud. And it means we have a duty, in every story, to present accurate and authentic depictionsa duty heightened when we cover fraught issues such as race.

These Egyptian artists paintings struck me as ugly, cartoonish: grotesquely mutilated and disembowelled bodies executed with huge emphatic brushstrokes, cruelly exposed women in twisted landscapes, strange and opaque symbols straining for meaningfulness. But then I realised that this first impression was simply an effect of alienation, a primitive, instinctual rejection on my part of the unfamiliar, and that it was this very jolt to complacency and atrophy and ides reues that the artists wanted to deliver.

The shows layout and selection make it clear that the movement should not be seen as hierarchical, with Paris as the metropole and all the other clusters of activity in Mexico, Martinique, Argentina, Chile and Egypt as marginal, effects of cultural cringe and colonialism. The structure, as Bardaouil explains, was rather a multi-latticed network of fluid hubs spread over a disparate number of cities across the world; individuals moved between them, transmitting ideas as they went, like honey bees.



Make your code easier to read with Functional Programming "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash

Pure functions are easier to read and understand. All the functions dependencies are in its definition and are therefore easier to see. Pure functions also tend to be small and do one thing. They dont use this, a constant source of confusion.


Chaining is a technique used to simplify code where multiple methods are applied to an object one after another.

Now lets look and compare the two styles: imperative and functional. In the functional style, Ill use the basic toolbox for list operations filter() and map() by chaining them together.

//Imperative style
var filteredTasks = [];
var task, i;
for(i=0; i
task = tasks[i];
if (task.type === "CT") {
filteredTasks.push({ id :, desc : task.desc });
//Functional style
function isCleanTask(task){
return task.type === "CT";
function toTaskViewModel(task) {
return { id :, desc : task.desc };
var filteredTasks = tasks.filter(isCleanTask)

Notice the callbacks for filter() and map() as pure functions with intention revealing names.

Partial Application

Next I want to look into how we can improve readability and also reuse an existing function. Before doing that, we need a new function in our toolbox.

Partial application refers to the process of fixing a number of arguments to a function.
Its a way to go from generalization to specialization.

We can create the partialRight() function and make it available to all functions by adding it to the Function.prototype . Or we can use one from a library like underscore.js or lodash.js.

Lets say we want to refactor the flowing code to a functional style:

var filteredTasks = [];
var task, i;
for(i=0; i
task = tasks[i];
if (task.type === "CT" || task.type === "NB") {


Atheist Republic News Summary: Lawmaker vs. Hawking, Egypt Against Atheists "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Stephen Hawking

A Texas State Representative took to Twitter to gloat in the fact that Stephen Hawking was meeting his creator. Even with a lot of backlash from the community, the rep made a statement that God exists, and hed be praying for the Hawking family.

To celebrate International Womens Day, the Israeli Army posted a video encouraging equal gender military enrolment. A religious group took offense to this, demanded it be removed, and it was. The complaint was that women cant be soldiers as they are weak and it encourages them to not care for babies.

A Bangladeshi sci-fi writer was stabbed in the back, and his accuser claims it was because his work was an enemy of Islam. He is recovering in a Hospital in Dhaka.

A U.S. drone strike killed 21 people in Afghanistan, among them, was the son of Mullah Fazlullah, the chief of the Pakistan Taliban. A Taliban spokesman has said they will be attacking soon in retaliation.

Richard Dawkins, being the scientist that he is, asked if we could overcome our taboo views and eat human meat if it was lab grown. Peter Hess, from Inverse, added some strange criticism, implying that atheists were more likely to become serial killers.

Iran is threatening journalists with arrest for working with the BBC, accusing them of conspiracy against national security and threatening their family members still living in Iran. The BBC has appealed to the UN to stop Iran from continuing their harassment.

The Scientology Network made its debut. Their website has a detailed list of programs which includes show such as Meet a Scientologist.

A girl was found outside of a church holding her eyeballs in her hands last month. She thought God told her to do it as a sacrifice and says life is more beautiful now.

A Florida teen stabbed three people at a sleepover after reading the Quran to gain courage to carry out the violent act. He told police he was mocked for being a Muslim, one person was fatally stabbed.

Egypt has banned atheism as a means to combat it. A Pew Research survey showed that many Egyptians hold extremely violent views towards atheists and sinners.

Photo Credits: YouTube


3 Places Preppers Would Never Think to Scrounge For Survival Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jeremiah Johnson

This is a segment that you can take for ideas and build off of for yourself.  Survival is all about improvisation, and adaptability: those who adapt to the situation have a better chance at making it through the tough times.  This is a different kind of segment, though.  The information here is how to make it on what you can scrounge in the wintertime. Sounds simple, right? It isnt.

We Live in an Imperfect World That is Not Prepper-Friendly

The reason is the perfect world we live in does not present you with many opportunities to train. For that matter, there isnt a lot of encouragement either. Certainly, no one will encourage you: not your family members, your neighbors, or community in general, let alone the governmentlocal, state, or federal.  Thats not life.

No, most of these guys just mentioned are only concerned with you playing to the system by getting up in the morning, going off to your work (to earn taxable income) so that you can pay your taxes, consuming foods, materials, and other necessities (with taxes), driving (using fuel thats taxed) homethe one with your mortgage and property taxes, that have, wella nice, established way for you to keep your lawn, groundsyou knowhow to live, right?  In an acceptable manner, right?  A small cog in a giant machine, working and consuming until its time to call your number in.  Then your money and property what you have left, that you paid taxes on all the way?  Time to tax it again until the government (kicking and screaming) magnanimously gives what...


Investor: Adoption of Cryptocurrency as P2P Cash is Key For Next Bull Market "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ari Paul, CIO and managing partner of cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on what might drive the next bull market: adoption as P2P cash, institutional portfolios, privacy, and marketing.

Hedge Fund CIO Ari Paul Explains Next Bull Market In Bitcoin

Ari Paul explained his views of how the adoption of cryptocurrency will unfold. As a reminder, it should be acknowledged that he placed, on behalf of his cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital, a $1 million bet that Bitcoin will hit $50,000 in 2018.

The Bitcoin investor started off by disregarding mass user adoption as a short-term driver for the bull market. For most cryptocurrency use cases, mass user adoption is still years off: Less than 10 million people use crypto today, and aside from use as digital gold or payment rail, other use cases wont have meaningful traction for 18+ months at fastest.

Ari Paul noted that adoption of cryptocurrency as cash will drive the market upwards in the mid-term. He pointed to real adoption of cryptocurrency as P2P cash for its technological viability and its potential to go viral thanks to big-budget marketing.

Moreover, Ari Paul believes that third-party custody, banking relationships, index funds, and more trusted exchanges, will support gradual adoption of Bitcoin and maybe other Coinbase coins in institutional portfolios. The digital gold momentum will not include anything thats ICOed in the last 2 years.

Then, the crypto influencer argued that Bitcoin will find much growth in demand as individuals fight for their privacy in a world that increasingly embraces surveillance states. Ari Paul foresees inevitability in the power of privacy in the cryptocurrency world:

If Bitcoin is adopted *because* it supports anti-money laundering measures by investors, that opens the door for a specifically non-AML competitor.

Finally, Ari Paul recognized that the easy money obtained by so many cryptocurrency projects, some sitting on $200 million in capital and others over $1 billion, should be able to drive the bullish market.

Unlimited budgets coupled with the worlds best marketers produce amazing results, he wrote on Twitter. They can create at least pumps, and with smart consumer applications maybe some real adoption.

Ari Paul and his crypto hedge fund are...


Why Banks Are Finally Talking Crypto In Filings "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Before crowing, crypto fans should remember companies err on the side of caution when deciding what's material enough to include under "risk factors."


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

By Joe Battaglia

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.

Fragrances are found in practically everything. The FDA requires that ingredients are listed on their products, however fragrance is a general clumping of any one of 4,000 chemicals (mostly synthetic) used to scent products. This unknown fragrance mixture can contain potentially hundreds of toxic volatile organic compounds, some of which have been shown to cause cancer.

The Problem With Fragrance

The US Environmental Protection Agency found that 100% of perfumes contain toluene, which can cause liver, kidney and brain damage as well as damage to a developing fetus. Other symptoms when exposed to fragrances include: headaches, dizziness, rashes, skin discoloration, coughing, vomiting and allergic skin reactions. Fragrances also can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, irritability and other behavioral changes.



Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund: Well Succeed, Even if Bitcoin Ends Up Defunct "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dan Morehead, chief executive officer (CEO) and co-chief investment officer of struggling cryptocurrency hedge fund Pantera Capital, recently claimed that even if bitcoin fails like did during the dot-com bubble, the hedge fund would still see investors make money. According to CNBC, Moreheads reasoning was that cryptocurrencies are revolutionary and here to stay. Using Continued

The post Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund: Well Succeed, Even if Bitcoin Ends Up Defunct appeared first on CCN


Three Children Die Following Measles Vaccine "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Three Pakistani children reportedly became critically ill and died following a measle vaccine. One child died at their Nawabshah home while the other two passed away at the citys Peoples University Medical Hospital. According to the...

The post Three Children Die Following Measles Vaccine appeared first on Vaxxter.


Trump on Stealth Maneuver Took $12BIL They CANT Get Back! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Trump Executes Stealth Maneuver Against Thieving Dems Took $12BIL They CANT Get Back! Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please


Venezuela Recruiting Citizens to Mine Cryptocurrencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Venezuela Recruiting Citizens to Mine Cryptocurrencies

Venezuela is calling for its citizens to build cryptocurrency mining farms throughout the country. The government has set up a crypto mining program which president Nicolas Maduro hopes will attract at least 1 million people such as university students, the unemployed, single mothers and the homeless.

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

Maduro Seeks Crypto Miners

The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has launched a program to encourage citizens to set up mining farms throughout the country. Speaking in Caracas, he said young people should be infected with courage and set up cryptocurrency farms throughout Venezuela, Telesur reported this week.

Venezuela Recruiting Citizens to Mine CryptocurrenciesMaduro speaking at Chamba Juvenil.

This program is called Plan Chamba Juvenil Digital (Youth Digital Work Plan), the news outlet added, noting that registration for the program opens on April 15 an...


Bitcoin Continues to Fall to $7,600 Despite Technological Improvements "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Things are evolving in an interesting direction where Bitcoin is concerned. Even though the price is declining rapidly, there are positive changes on the horizon.It is always important to put things into the right perspective.

An Intriguing Year for Bitcoin

It has been a  wild rollercoaster ride for Bitcoin, to say the very least. It is not the first time we see a total cryptocurrency market near or just below $300bn. Albeit the current trend isnt exactly positive, there is no real reason for despair either. A lot of positive changes have occurred in the past twelve months, albeit most have gone by unnoticed.

More specifically, a year ago, we also had a market cap of $300bn, give or take. At that time, Bitcoin was in far worse shape than it is right now. With no scaling in sight, hardly any working projects, and no regulatory attempts, the future looked very uncertain. In fact, some people were quite certain the Bitcoin price wouldnt evolve in a positive direction from that point onward.

The reality often works in different and mysterious ways. Bitcoins all-time high value is just over $19,000.We now also have a scaling solution in place, with more improvements on the way. We also have some positive regulatory measures in place as we speak. Bitcoin is legal and Japan, South Korea is fine with self-regulation by exchanges, and Europe will maintain a hands-off approach. All of these developments are positive, yet the price trend remains bearish.

Speculators Dont Care About Technology

It is evident the people influencing the Bitcoin value dont care about these developments. Cryptocurrencies have always been subject to price manipulation first and foremost. That trend will not slow down anytime soon either. Despite the overall market cap growth, this is still a pretty small industry. Even the Bitcoin futures will not necessarily impact this manipulati......


New Study Finds Antidepressants to be Largely Ineffective and Potentially Dangerous "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Alex Pietrowski

The first two pharmaceutical antidepressants were clinically introduced in the 1950s, and the conditions they were supposed to treat would have at that time been found in about 50 to 100 persons per million. Today, some 13% of Americans now take antidepressants daily, even though we dont yet understand the long-term effects of most psychotropic drugs.

As research develops, however, it is becoming  clear that the truth about antidepressants is far different from the rosy picture painted by pharmaceutical marketers and biased or corrupt research journals.

In a recent study conducted at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland, researcher Michael P. Hengartner came to the conclusion that, antidepressants are largely ineffective and potentially harmful.

Due to several flaws such as publication and reporting bias, unblinding of outcome assessors, concealment and recoding of serious adverse events, the efficacy of antidepressants is systematically overestimated, and harm is systematically underestimated. ~Michael P. Hengartner, Researcher at Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland

Remarking on the methodology of the study and the meaning of the statistical results is Peter Simons of Mad in America:

Hengartner questioned why the massive increase in antidep...


China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

March 16, 2018 / 10:23 AM / 2 days ago

China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

People who would be put on the restricted lists included those found to have committed acts like spreading false information about terrorism and causing trouble on flights, as well as those who used expired tickets or smoked on trains, according to two statements issued on the National Development and Reform Commissions website on Friday.

Those found to have committed financial wrongdoings, such as employers who failed to pay social insurance or people who have failed to pay fines, would also face these restrictions, said the statements which were dated March 2.

It added that the rules would come into effect on May 1.

The move is in...


Devastated Horse Owners Launch $53 Million Lawsuit Against Vaccine Maker "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Horse owners in Australia are coming to terms with the loss or injuries of their horses. But those terms have resulted in a $53 million dollar lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant, Zoetis Australia. The horse owners claim...

The post Devastated Horse Owners Launch $53 Million Lawsuit Against Vaccine Maker appeared first on Vaxxter.


Graphic Islamic State Photos Show Children Helping in Execution of Afghani Soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Islamic State terrorist group published photos on its Telegram account showing child soldiers participating in the execution of Afghani soldiers who were purportedly captured by IS during fighting in the Nanajahar region in Afghanistan.
An accompanying statement from the global jihadist organization said that the men executed were two soldiers with the Afghani army and one civilian spy who gathered intelligence on IS in the region.

It is not clear whether the children actually shot the soldiers, but the youth can be seen holding each soldiers neck before the execution and posing with guns over the bodies of the troops. It is also not clear whether the weapons in the hands of the children are real.
(Warning the below photos contain disturbing images).

The photos showed the execution of three men wearing orange clothing that IS makes its victims wear. Four armed individuals, including two children with pistols, stand behind the three prisoners in the photos.
The terrorist organization has also published photos showing its police force burning a large pile of cigarettes, which are banned by IS. The organization claimed that the photos were taken south of Damascus in territory still under its control.

Yet more photos from the same area south of Damascus purport to show IS fighters engaged in atta...


Judge jeanine and tomi lahren DROPS HUGE BOMBSHELL ON ON Robert mueller. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Judge jeanine and tomi lahren DROPS HUGE BOMBSHELL ON ON Robert mueller. Thanks for watching. Like,share and subscribe.


Bystander Comes to the Rescue! | 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.

These guys didnt expect their intended target to out-maneuver them, and they CERTAINLY didnt expect a bystander to come to the rescue. But he certainly did! Sub to the ASP Extra channel


'Programming Blockchain' Will Change How You See Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Jimmy Song's Programming Blockchain workshop taught me about a lot more than bitcoin.


IBM Presents its Take on Blockchain for Business "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Evanston ILCCN correspondent Eric Eissler covered a lecture at Northwestern University by Marie Wieck, IBM General Manager, Blockchain. Wieck covered the industry, the history of blockchain and talked about IBMs Hyperledger project and how to tackle the challenges of digitization such as food-chain supply safety and digital identity. IBM enters Blockchain   IBM started working Continued

The post IBM Presents its Take on Blockchain for Business appeared first on CCN


Prepping up on the road! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Prepping up on the road!
David Jones Prepping Up with the Jones Audio player provided!

This week Dave travels to Chicago for the great folks at Emergent Bio-solutions maker of RSDL. Talking one on one with Preppers at the RK Prepper show he will ask them the questions you want to know the answers to most. From his booth Dave asks passers by what they are Prepping for most, what they bought at the show, what are the best deals and what classes they attended.

Continue reading Prepping up on the road! at Prepper Broadcasting Network.


bogleech: spacedijks: oldschoolfrp: Mind flayer using psionic... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"




Mind flayer using psionic attack, by Tom Wham from the AD&D Monster Manual, TSR, 1977.

d&d 3.5e-5e art: Epic Fantasy Arte

d&d 3e art: same but weirder

ad&d 2e art: stuff that looks like things a drug dealer obsessed with led zeppelin would paint on his van

everything earlier, including this: editorial cartoons from the Neverwinter Herald


Russians Call For Crypto Hour - Turn Off All Mining Equipment For Ecological Awareness "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Russian miners call for a global hour-long mining pause next week to raise awareness for greener mining technologies #NEWS


Vaporware ICO Tokens are Already Trading Below Their Initial Offering Price "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The initial coin offering (ICO) industry finds itself in a bit of a pickle. On the one hand, the SEC is cracking down on illicit securities offerings. On the other hand, the prices of ICO tokens are crashing hard. This is not a great development for the industry as a whole.

The ICO Tokens Are Crashing in Value

Buying into an initial coin offering is always a certain risk. The perceived value of these tokens may not necessarily reflect their actual value. As of right now, close to half of all ICO tokens are trading at a lower price. More specifically, they are valued below the initial offering price. This doesnt please investors in the slightest, yet it is not exactly a surprising trend.

A lot of these tokens are priced at a value which is pulled out of thin air. For example, ICO tokens can be worth $1, because the company wants to sell X amount of tokens at that price to raise Y amount of money. That doesnt mean said token is actually worth $1 now, or in the future. It is the price investors will pay to get their hands on new ICO tokens accordingly. Some more thought needs to put into how these tokens are valued.

With around half of all ICO tokens trading below ICO price, a very worrisome situation ensues. Reclaiming the lost value will not be easy whatsoever. All markets have turned ultra bearish right now. Stopping this gushing wound from bleeding will be very difficult. As such, most of these ICO tokens will continue to lose value as investors are cutting their losses.

The Growing List of Empty Promises

Even without a bearish...


Rescued Three-Legged Dog Finds New Purpose as Conversation Starter "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

SAN FRANCISCO Local three-legged dog Chester, recently adopted from a nearby no-kill shelter, will live out the rest of his days serving as a conversation starter for local bachelor Kelvin Green, sources close to the pair confirm.

When I saw Chester at the pound, I knew I had to have him right away, said Green, watching his new dog play in Duboce Park. He looked up at me with these big, soulful brown eyes; a smile as wide as the Grand Canyon; and he had only three legs which I knew would make for an ass magnet thatll guarantee me a one-way ticket to Fuck Town every motherfucking day.

Despite Greens countless attempts at connecting with women over the years, he claimed that none have been nearly as effective as simply walking Chester down the street for literally, like, five minutes. Its insane.

I used to do the online dating thing, but with Chester, all I need to do is walk a few blocks and I talk to at least 10 women, guaranteed, said Green. Ive only had him for two days, and I already have over a dozen dates lined up. Theyre always like, Aww, hes so cute, and, Look at the little tripod, but if I tell them I brought him back with me from Iraq, its game over. I dont know why everyone doesnt have a fucked-up dog.


For his part, Chester is almost entirely oblivious to his role in Greens ploy to rope in women.

Kelvin is great hes way better than the pound, and he can throw a ball so, so far, Chester said. I dont know why he says he loses me so much, but luckily, theres always some nice ladies who help him find me, even though Im right here. I love Kelvin!

With Chesters success, Green is additionally looking for a blind dog to walk with Chester, as well as a cat that uses a wheelchair, all in the hopes of filling in any remaining gaps in Greens vacant personality.

Pick up a brand new shirt and show your support for The Hard Times:


much like bomb threats arent protected speech, the second... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

much like bomb threats arent protected speech, the second amendment needs a practical interpretation that curbs unfettered access to guns. agc.


Southern Baptist Convention Undermined By Russell Moore's Propensity Towards Compromise "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(wikimedia commons)

Granted, in response to what was seen as encroaching apostasy and unbelief eroding both strong moral and sound doctrine, Fundamentalism at times presented a militant brand of conservative Protestantism that could could occasionally be construed as a bit gruff around the edges. In such circles, a soft answer was not necessarily perceived as turning away wrath as admonished by Proverbs 15:1 but rather as a sign of spiritual weakness and, even worse, possible compromise.

In what is categorized as the nation's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention serves as an interesting sociological barometer in terms of what direction ideological winds tend to be blowing. For example early in the twentieth century, the ecclesiastical association nearly succumbed to the temptations of liberalism and modernism only to be pulled back from this brink by a conservative resurgence that coincided with the ascent of Reaganism on through the Republican Party taking both houses of Congress in the 1990's.

Now it seems the tide might once again be receding. Those that have in a sense grown up in an environment characterized as overwhelmingly religious are tempted to surrender the ground gained as a form of repentance in their minds for certain admitted excesses and as a way to promote the peace and toleration always being yelled about in one's ear.

In his early 40's as of this writing in late 2017, Dr. Russell Moore of Southern Theological Seminary and now the Ethics and Public Policy Commission is often fawned over as a prominent young leader who could very likely shape the Southern Baptist Convention throughout the course of much of the twenty-first century. If that is the case, conservative Baptists mind end up finding themselves betrayed on what could very well be a sinking ship.

Without a doubt, Russell Moore professes those fundamentals of the faith necessary to assure the individual of salvation in Christ and eternity in Heaven. But it is in those areas where it is easy to compromise for broad approval and applause that Dr. Moore presents the greater spiritual danger.

I Corinthians 9:22 counsels to be all things to all men. By this, it is believed that the Gospel message can...


The Population Bomb has been defused by Technology "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. Thomas Malthus, a British economist writing in the late 1700s, is the most famous of these. Extrapolating past trends into the future, he predicted that population growth would inevitably swamp available food resources, leading to mass starvation. That didn't happen -- we continued to develop new technologies that let us stay ahead of the reaper. In 1968, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote "The Population Bomb," warning that unchecked population growth would lead to mass starvation in the 1970s. He was just as wrong as Malthus. Global population did surge, but food production managed to keep up. So far, the prophets of overpopulation have been defeated by technology. But human ingenuity alone can never deliver a final victory in the battle to feed the world -- eventually, population growth will overwhelm the Earth's ability to provide calories. That's why in order to put Malthus and Ehrlich finally to rest, a second component is needed -- lower fertility rates. To save both the environment and themselves, humans must have fewer kids.


Guns N Roses Drummer Uses Crypto to Change Music Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Guns N Roses Drummer Uses Crypto to Change Music Industry

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum, formerly of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, is lending his name and experience to a new crypto funding project, Artbit, in an effort to eliminate the age-old middle-person between artists and consumers.

Also read: Since Embracing Bitcoin, Robinhood App Value Jumps to $5.6 Billion

Former Guns N Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Wants Artists to Get Paid What Theyre Due

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Matt Sorum explains, My interest is in cutting the middleman. Thats been something on artists minds for years. Theres all these people you got to pay along the way. With blockchain, imagine if you bought a song online for 99 cents and that money was automatically distributed straight to all the contributorsthe producer, all the writers of that song. With this technology, the money can go into everybodys wallets automatically, it doesnt go into a bank account where somebodys making all that money and interest, he told Yahoo Finance.

It might be difficult to understand how much has changed in such a small period of time for the music industry. For most of pop musics history, distribution has largely been based on government licensed radio stations. A cartel arose, similar to the taxi industry, as coveted licenses were purchased, an...

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch All Community Feeds Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Sunday, 18 March


Interview: Maximalist Painter Plays With Pattern and Texture to Create Feminist Art "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Jessica Watts Mixed Media Paintings Wallpaper Pattern Feminist Art

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Proving that pretty can be powerful,Australian artist Jessica Watts produces floral paintings with a feminist focus. In her series, Wallflower, Watts employs playful patterns and brightly-colored blooms to accentuate the strength and beauty of the self-possessed woman.

Each expressive painting in this series features an anonymous female figure standing before a backdrop inspired by a real-life wallpaper pattern. In most depictions, the subject's nudity is concealed by bouquets bursting with textured blossoms. Thick brushstrokes sculpt the flowers' petals, accentuating their form and allowing them to stand out against the flatness of the patterned surfaces.

To Watts, these floral paintings explore a reclaimed concept of female empowerment by celebrating each figure's connection with nature. Similarly, by cloaking the figures in flowers, she strives to capture them in a way that shows beauty is more about the hidden than the revealed.

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak with Watts about this striking series, as well as her other passions and projects. Read on to learn more about her fascinating practice in our exclusive interview.



Your Picture of the day. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Post a picture of your choice.

One a day
Must be taken by you.
Any subject matter you want.
I'll start
my Favorite fishing spot.



In a remote area of Orlando (Florida) a Triangular Anti Gravity aircraft is photographed "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following video analyzes a series of five photos taken March 16, 2018 in a remote area of Orlando, Florida and coming from my anonymous source, JP. The photos show a ship in the shape of a triangle, very likely an antigravity aircraft that according to JP flew at an altitude between 2000 and 5000 feet and the size could be two jumbo jets.


Ep. 263: A Photographer Tangles With a Con and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 263 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Photographer and conceptual artist, Jessica L. Drake

In This Episode

If you...


Dubai Employee Steals $200,000 in Cryptocurrency Embezzlement Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to Dubai-based newspaper Khaleej Times, a cryptocurrency trading platform in the city caught its own employee stealing cryptocurrency for his personal use. Both the company as well as the convict were kept anonymous in the entire story. The man was an expert in managing trading systems, which was why he deceived the software responsible Continued

The post Dubai Employee Steals $200,000 in Cryptocurrency Embezzlement Fraud appeared first on CCN


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - The Netherworld "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Click here to go see the bonus panel!

If you crank really slowly, it makes the whole affair sound much more vigorous.

New comic!
Today's News:

Thanks to Lloyd, Michael, and everyone else who helped make BAHFest London amazing.


People who cant write English FUMMIN about people who cant speak English "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The internet has been in meltdown since communities secretary Sajid Javid revealed that an estimated 770,000 people living in England speak little or no English. Mouth-breathers all over the country have been shocked to find how many people cannot communicate in the language that they themselves ritually slaughter on social media every day.

OMG, y r we letting in all these ppl who only speak forrin?? asked Nigel Walker, an unemployed bell end from Bedfordshire on Twitter earlier today. Dis is da language of Shaksper, Dickins and Jeremy Kyle an they cant steal a proper job from ppl who were born her in Are country if they dont speak it proper. MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!

The revelation that most of those unable to communicate in English are in possession of both brown skin and a vagina has also aroused consternation although naturally they didnt actually use a four-syllable word like that among Facebook posters up and down the nation.

Ur kiddin rite??? asked Darren Wade from Bexleyheath. Its all the muslamics again, stoping there women from going clubbing and wearing minis like what they shud to fit in. And the liberal pc snoflakes r all for that I bet. Its about time ppl realise dis is a Christine country and wear going to have it back again so there wont be any more of this hyproxity after Brexxit.

Nigel Farage reportedly said something to a few journalists in a pub at this point. Fortunately everyone within a five-mile radius had already sandpapered their ears off, just to be on the safe side.


A Minimalist Transformation of Minimalism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Otis Jones, Pink with Tan and Black Circles (2018), crylic on canvas on wood, 13 x 23.5 x 3.75 inches (all images courtesy Marc Straus Gallery)

Otis Jones, who was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1946, belongs to the generation of abstract artists that includes Nancy Haynes, Harriet Korman, David Reed, and Stanley Whitney. However, in contrast to these New York-based painters, all of whom are entering their seventh decade on this planet, Jones lives and works in Dallas, and has shown regularly in his home state since the early 1980s.

I am not sure exactly when Jones hit his stride, but if the work I saw in his first solo New York exhibition, Otis Jones, at Marc Straus (February 16 April 1, 2018) is any indication, it likely happened years ago. Everything he presents has been thought about and worked through, from the shapes of his surfaces, to the making of his forms, to his various methods of applying paint; even the location of the staples attaching the canvas to its wooden supports feels purposeful, if not expressionistic. The foundation upon which Jones has built his art is reductive painting and painting-as-object, which dominated much of the art worlds attention between the mid-1960s and early 70s, when he was a young artist. His work is not a variation of these ideas but a transformation of them.

Jones seems to have been inspired by Jasper Johnss dictum: Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. The object that Jones takes and does a number of things to is the monochrome painting a classic Minimalist form placed against the wall. Strictly speaking, Joness paintings are made from a stack of irregularly cut sections of plywood or pancake stack that he has glued together.



Crypto Miners to Turn Off Rigs during Earth Hour "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Crypto Miners to Turn Off Rigs during Earth Hour

Crypto miners have been invited to join this years Earth Hour campaign by turning off some of their hardware between 8:30 and 9:30 pm on March 24. The initiative to take part in the WWFs annual event comes from the Russian crypto community. The Crypto Hour organizers hope to focus attention on the need for eco-friendly blockchain technologies.   

Also read: GPU Shortage Hinders Scientific Research Cryptocurrency Miners Blamed

The Crypto Hour

The Crypto Hour will take place within the World Wildlife Fund annual event known as the Earth Hour. The WWF campaign encourages people and businesses to turn off electric lights for one hour each year, usually in the last days of March. This year miners from Russia and around the world have been invited by Russian mining and blockchain experts to do the same switch their equipment off at exactly 8:30 pm on March 24.

By joining the initiative, crypto miners will demonstrate their social responsibility and commitment to caring for the planet, the organizers told Rambler. They hope Crypto Hour will make them think about how to greenify the blockchain technologies they work with.

According to some estimates, the bitcoin network consumes up to 50 terawatt-hours of electricity a year, and the rate is increasing. On top of that, mining cryptocur...


Lancaster Four-Barrel Shotgun With Double-Action Trigger "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.

Charles Lancaster started his unmaking business in London in 1826, and it would survive more than one hundred years, being run after Charles death by his sons and then by an apprentice who bought out the firm in 1878. The company had an excellent reputation for quality, and did some pioneering work on developing the modern breechloading shotgun, as well as interesting technological developments like Lancasters oval-bore rifling. One of their most notable products was a series of 2-barrel and 4-barrel handguns, and they expanded the mechanism from those into a small number of 4-barrel shotguns (and an even smaller number of 4-barrel rifles).

This particular four-barrel shotgun is in 20 gauge, and exhibits a unique trigger mechanism derived from the pistols. It has two triggers, with the bottom one acting as a cocking lever and the top as a firing trigger. This allows the shooter to either cock the gun and then make a careful shot with the light upper trigger, or to pull all the way through with the upper trigger, much like a double action revolver. The reason for the system was that the firing mechanism had four firing pins but only one striker, which rotated to fire each barrel in sequence. The cocking action of the trigger was in fact the process of retracting the striker and rotating it to the next barrel.

Cool Forgotten Weapons merch!

If you enjoy Forgotten Weapons, check out its sister channel, InRangeTV!


test. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

testing one, two, three


Mark Taylor on Greg Hunter show 3-17-18 If youre in the Army of God, youre in Gods Army (or, Buckle Up!) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I found this message from Mark Taylor about current goings on to be quite uplifting. Yes, he is from a more Christian oriented perspective, but I find it helpful to look at all of this as helpful data. At ~15:00 he points out that MSM is bombarding people with Satans frequency = Doom and Gloom frequency (aka, lower vibrations), and that it is important at this time to remain above that. Stay positive, aka, In the Light.

Mark Taylor prophetic messages link. Message 1 discussed here. Message 2 discussed here.

Here is a link to his book, The Trump Prophecies.


Tea tree oils increase size of male breasts, not female ones! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

US Scientists have discovered something that will put plastic surgery for males out of date and, all skinny males, transsexuals, body-builders, etc, have to do now is rub their titties with tea tree or lavender oil! Sorry ladies, but the oils do n...


How to find users for your usability test "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Of all the tools in the UX toolkit, usability testing is one of the most prevalent and, arguably, the most powerful. Its hard to imagine any meaningful design project taking place without it.

But, surprisingly, many companies still dont do this type of research when designing, developing or optimising products. One of the biggest barriers for them is a lack of knowledge about where to find usersand this is something we often hear from participants on our courses.

So, with that in mind, heres our guide to whom you can recruit for usability testing and how to find them.


Doing usability testing with the people you work with might seem like the easiest option, but its generally going to produce the worst data.

Why? The people who work in your company, even if theyre not working directly on the product team, know an awful lot about the business model and the industry that you work in. They have too much information (and therefore bias) in their heads to be able to step out of their shoes and into the shoes of a genuine user.

Say you work for an insurance company and are developing a website for your customers. If you carry out usability testing with your colleagues, they are going to be experts on insurance, whereas most insurance customers know an awful lot less about the subject. Insurance experts arent your target customers, so it doesnt make any sense to use them in your research.

Apart from the bias issue, most employees wont feel comfortable being critical of a product that their colleagues have worked on. They wont want to cause any offence and wont end up giving honest feedback (for more on the drawbacks of using colleagues, check out this post from Nielsen Norman Group).

Sometimes the question comes up. Is it better to test with colleagues than to do no testing at all? We definitely say its better to have no data than wildly misleading data thats going to bring you down the wrong path. And, actually, its not an either/or scenario, because there are other users you can use.

Friends and family

This is a slightly better option. You can send an email out to say youre conducting a usability test on a particular date and ask if anyone has friends or family that fit the criteria.

But friends and family arent complete outsiders to the companythey know at least one person working there, and therefore may have more insider knowledge of the company than a typical user would. This will likely influence what they bring to the table during the testing.

Youll also...


10 Sunday Reads "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

My easy like Sunday morning reads:  Teslas Make-Or-Break Moment Is Fast Approaching (Wall Street Journal) but see McLaren: We Wont Follow Ferrari, Corvette Into the Electric Future (Bloomberg)  What Is Jeffrey Gundlach Worried About Now? (Barrons)  Trumps New Economic Adviser Lawrence Kudlow Has Been Wrong About Everything (New York Magazine)  Bitcoin Isnt an Investment Until Buyers Sweat the Fees (Bloomberg Gadfly)

Read More

The post 10 Sunday Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.


The Things Youll Miss "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The decision to trade one thing for another is the subject of Lin Pardey's first podcast, and as always she has great insight on the decisions you have to make. [More] The Things Youll Miss


Russian Election: Putin Scrapes In With Just 101% Of Vote "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Putin election

Russian President Vladimir Putin has narrowly retained office, obtaining just over two out of every two votes in the recent national elections.

It is a disappointing result for Mr Putin, who won 117% of the vote at the last election. The Russian leader also lost 80% of his opponents during the campaign.

In a speech to the nation, Mr Putin said he wanted to govern for all Russians, even those who hadnt voted for him, who he urged to come forward immediately.

He also thanked his opponents, saying they had worked hard to provide the appearance of viable alternatives.


Kp Radio Hawaii 3-18-18 Buckle Up, Baby!! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Show link:

Talked about (among other things):

  • Buckle up!! Its gonna get fun!
  • Mark Taylor interview also said, Buckle up!
  • Energies have been set for the downfall of the dark side. Weve been a part of setting those energies. Ive been doing it since 2007.
  • All the Energy work has been leading to THIS MOMENT.
  • Partners of Light and partners in contrast, working together.
  • This is the Calm IN the Storm. Right as the hurricane hits.
  • Things are going to be exposed, without and within.
  • Call upon Source to remove what weve been holding on to.
  • Releasing the old long long long held paradigms.
  • Todays Q post. Systemic US disease. Its Really been systemic throughout the whole planet.
  • Opening everything up to everyone to enter ones space has no DISCERNMENT. No honor the energy space.
  • Talked about a few earlier Kp blog posts.
  • See last Kp Radio show stay observant but not get dragged into the mud. Raise the vibration.
  • Mark Taylor...


The AI solution youre building might cost people their jobs. Heres why you should care. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

20 pieces of silver anyone? Source

A recurring theme over the last few years is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related automation is going to replace thousands, if not millions, of jobs. Taxi drivers, truck drivers, bankers, burger-flippers, sales assistants, cashiers and many more are in danger of being made obsolete. Last November, the late, great, Stephen Hawking wrote in the Guardian:

The automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.

My reason for writing this piece today is not because someone built an AI solution that cost another person their job. Presuming that the predictions are correct, and AI will result in mass job losses, it begs the question:

Should the engineers who actually build these AI solutions care if others lose their jobs because of the work they do?

I regularly get asked about the ethics of this topic, and its something I think about a lot. Im a co-organizer of the Chatbot & AI (CHAI) Dublin meetup that covers the latest AI techniques and technologies. Im also involved in the Tech for Good Dublin meetup that is all about using technology for social good.

A lot of engineers Ive discussed this with dont see anything ethically wrong. They believe that technology always advances and that jobs lost via the development and adoption of AI will be replaced by new jobs. Examples are made of previous technological advanceseverything from modern farm machinery, to Uber and Airbnb. The point being that the process of technology leading to job losses is nothing new, and wont cause too much damage, socially or economically.

Its not fellow engineers, however, who ask me about ethics. Its usually students I meet at my tech talks. They arent in industry yet, so they have an outside perspective that maybe those of us working in tech companies dont have. Perhaps they are more idealistic.

To be clear, I myself havent made up my own mind about the issue. I build chatbots and use AI in work and in my side-projects, and dont see myself stopping anytime soon. But that doesnt sto...


Unconfirmed Report: Twitter To Ban Crypto-Related Ads In Response To Regulation Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Following Facebook and Google, Twitter is planning to ban crypto-related ads in two weeks, according to an unconfirmed report #NEWS


Hillary Goes Into Psychotic Rage In India Finally Confirms What Shes Hidden For MONTHS "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.

Hillary Goes Into Psychotic Rage In India Finally Confirms What Shes Hidden For MONTHS Earn Awesome Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/


Hacking #GSOC : How to gain real life experience and support open source "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Image source

The resume/CV currency in the current job market is changing. With or without a college certificate, potential employers will request a code repository like your GitHub profile to showcase your portfolio. Beyond code, developers are increasingly expected to take up leadership roles and be able to work well with teams.

With potential to fork and clone millions of repositories online, how can you get a differentiating factor in the work you display on your profile? Moreover, if you are a self-taught programmer that is taking advantage of the numerous MOOC courses both paid and free, how can you show your potential employer your abilities, helping you land your dream job?

Summer internships are commonly used by students to gain real world experience. Googles open source office provides one such opportunity through their Google Summer of Code program (GSOC) which is open to university students who are 18 years or older. The program was started in May 2005, and I have been a mentor since 2011.

First, the rejection

I applied for GSOC in 2010. I was fresh out of medical school and had been part of the OpenMRS open source community as a developer. We had a delay in starting our medical internship, and to fill my time, I was looking at several options to advance my skills. I decided to participate in GSOC with OpenMRS, as I would be making some money while contributing to an organization that I enjoyed working with.

I managed to fetch a segment of my proposal out of the email archivesattached below. Briefly, I was going to work on the longitudinal patient module which would show a timeline of a patients details making it easy for the doctor to glance at a snapshot of the patients data.

I spent some time chatting with my potential mentor, who wanted more details on my proposal.

mentor communication excerpt

However, despite communication with mentors, being a part of the community, and an attempt at writing a GSOC proposal, my efforts fell short.

I was devastated at not seeing my name in the final 15 students for the 2010 summer. I remember reading through the list of sele...


Deana Lawsons Iconoclastic Portraits "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Deana Lawson, Woman with Child (2017), pigment print, 56.5 x 70.375 inches framed (all images courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.)

In the winter of 2014, I happened to see the exhibition Deana Lawson: Mother Tongue at Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, and I was immediately hooked by the concentrated dignity of Lawsons subjects.

As with all good artists, I wanted to see more of her work. In early 2017, she was part of a three-person show, Deana Lawson, Judy Linn, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, at Sikkema Jenkins (January 13 February 18, 2017), which I reviewed. Her current exhibition, Deana Lawson, at Sikkema Jenkins (March 1 April 7, 2018) is the first time she is having a solo show with this gallery.

Deana Lawson is a portrait photographer whose legacy includes the Harlem Renaissance photographer, James Van Der Zee; the Malian photographer Seydou Keta; the Afrofuturist visionary jazz musician Sun Ra; and the Kamoinge group, the collective of African American photographers that began meeting in 1963, and counted Louis Draper, Anthony Barboza, Ming Smith and Beuford Smith among its members. Lawson expands upon, as well as adds to, these rich and various histories, bringing something of her own to a storied table.

Deana Lawson, Soweto Queen (2017), pigment print, 56.375 x 70.375 inches framed

As the gallery press release s...


Want to be a developer? You should probably be Pair Programming. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

When people think of software development, they understandably think of a lone wolf programmer shut off from the world, solving complex problems.

What if I told you this was hardly ever how software development truly works in the real worldand that pair programming could be your answer to learning to code faster, preparing yourself for the real world of software development, and maybe having more fun in the process?

A lone wolf software developer in action (Gifs courtesy of Giphy)

Sounds good. So how do software developers really work?

What may be more accurate is a team of software developers, shutting themselves off from the world sometimes, connecting themselves to the world at other times, and still solving complex problems (but together).

The lone-wolf scenario may be true in certain situations, such as completing a side project or freelance work. More often than not, however, software development for products of any meaningful scale is done by a fully-fledged software team, likely with a mix of different development strengths (see below image from the DSDM Agile Framework). This software team will be plugged into a broader business and commercial team (we cant forget our end user :) )

DSDM Agile Project Framework

What does this mean for us software developers that are learning the trade? It means that while learning to code often starts as a lone wolf game, we want it to (as soon as possible) grow into the team sport of software development that is prevalent in most organizations.

Beyond the coding content itself, it is essential to building the collaboration and team-working skills that will help you thrive in a software development team. Having external support from others to stretch you is also a fantastic (maybe the best) way to learn, even if the natural temptation is to battle through tricky coding problems alone.

Finding a team to learn and grow with may not be a practical solution. Finding one other person to pair program with is a much more realistic starting point.

Ok, I am intrigued

For the uninitiated: what is pair programming?

Thankfully, Wikipedia can help us here:

Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one workstation. One, the driver, writes code while the other, the observer or navigator, reviews each line of code as it is typ...


Sony-Olympus rumors and Samsung dreams "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

We got two new lens rumors: 1) Sony will announce a new 24mm f/1.4 FE GM lens soon (probably within 2-3 months) via SAR 2) Olympus will announce a new 14mm f/1.4 MFT lens at Photokina. via 43rumors And Samsung

The post Sony-Olympus rumors and Samsung dreams appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.


Learn to build a Convolutional Neural Network on the web with this easy tutorial "IndyWatch Feed Education"

This post explains how to build your first Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to detect between two image types: for example, a bunny or a puppy.

Thanks to Googles new web tool, getting started building and prototyping your own neural network can be quite easy.

Here is a link to the web-based application. It shows you the code and lets you run paragraph by paragraph (shift+enter) jupyter notebook code to let you train a model and then test it. Find the Github public repo here.

The first step is to set up the Colab notebook + image data folders on your own Google drive, so lets do that!

In your Google drive, you will need to set up folders with images that store the data to be trained. You can copy this folder directly and put in your own Google drive, and then unzip it and put it in a folder called Colab Notebooks in your base Google drive folder.

Screenshot from Personal Google Drive

In the images folder, there are two subfolders.

Screenshot from Personal Google Drive

Each of these folders then contains folders to represent the types of images you want to identify.


There should be a bunny and puppy folder in each train + test folder.

Screenshot from Personal Google Drive

Fill these folders with images. Put ~80% in the train folder and 20% in the test folder.

The tricky part of the tutorial is getting the folders linked properly within Google drive. You need to connect via API keys a few times to establish the proper connection to your personal Google drive folder.

Please note: you need to keep the same folder structure as defined in the tutorial to have it run properly.

In your base Google Drive folder, you should have a folder called: Colab Notebooks.

Inside there should be a directory called: Simple CNN Image Tutorial

This should contain the contents of the images and Colab note...


Fabric Covered Basket FREE Pattern: Make One for Easter! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

fabric covered basketThe excitement of Easter Break is fast approaching and with it comes the welcome sight of kids collecting Easter eggs in the garden, grandchildren coming to visit and families and friends gathering around the table to share a meal or as they used to say, break bread together. The tradition Continue reading


BTC Prices Below $8K Could Spell Disaster for Bitcoin Miners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BTC Prices Below $8K Not Good for Some Miners

According to a study conducted by Wall Street analyst, Tom Lees agency, Fundstrat, BTC prices below the $8K range make it awfully difficult for miners to gain revenue. Lee details that at a global average rate of six cents per kilowatt-hour, some BTC miners are either breaking even right now or mining the cryptocurrency at a loss.

Also Read: New York Power Companies Can Now Raise Rates for Bitcoin Miners   

Break Even Revenues and Losses

The price of bitcoin and several hundred other cryptocurrencies are suffering from the largest drop in value in well over a year. 2017 turned out to be a phenomenal run the entire year but after the new year, things started looking quite bearish. BTCs value, in particular, is hovering just above the $7,500 zone at the time of writing and at that global average some miners are mining bitcoin at break-even costs or even running operations at a loss.

Fundstrats Tom Lee explains his team has devised a model that incorporates multiple factors including equipment cost and performance, electric costs, and other types of overhead. The Fundstrat research report explains:   

Bitcoin currently trades essentially at the break-even cost of mining a bitcoin, currently at $8,038 based on a mining model developed by our data science team.



BTC Falls Below $8,000 Again After Week Of Mixed Signals "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After a week of both negative crypto news, such as the Google crypto ban, and several wins for adoption, the top ten coins are market cap are still falling in price. #NEWS


New eugenics? WaPo editor defends 'right' to selectively kill Down syndrome babies in the womb "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Washington Post deputy editorial page editor, Ruth Marcus, penned an op-ed yesterday defending the "right" to selectively kill babies inside the mother's womb who have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The piece is filled superfluous nonsense that matters neither here, nor there in the main point of her argument. Marcus is not defending killing babies due to perceived disabilities, but rather asserting her belief that a woman should be able to kill the baby inside her womb at anytime and for whatever reason, without question. "There is a new push in antiabortion circles to pass state laws aimed at barring women from terminating their pregnancies after the fetus has been determined to have Down syndrome. These laws are unconstitutional, unenforceable - and wrong," Marcus starts off. She then goes on to say that it's a difficult subject to write about because "there are so many parents who have - and cherish - a child with Down syndrome." Then, rather perversely, Marcus pauses to mention how cute the new Gerber baby is. "Many people with Down syndrome live happy and fulfilled lives. The new Gerber baby with Down syndrome is awfully cute."


Breaking: McCabe Issues Vile Threat To Trump After Losing Retirement, Immediately Gets WORSE News "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.

Breaking: McCabe Issues Vile Threat To Trump After Losing Retirement, Immediately Gets WORSE News Earn Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/


Shock as gap in Waitrose car park turns out to be small car parked straight "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Henrietta Rawlinson, 43, from Cheltenham, has reported her severe discombobulation after steering her Land Rover Discovery into the back of a Skoda Fabia in the car park at Waitrose this morning on the way home from the school run. Mrs Rawlinson had thought she was taking the last empty space, only to find that it was occupied by a Skoda Fabia that was entirely hidden from view as it was not only equidistant from the white lines but parked well inside the parking bay.

I dont know how I was supposed to notice that little tin can hiding away behind the Mercedes GLS, really I dont, she told reporters at a hastily convened press conference. All the Audi Q7s and Range Rover Sports were parked exactly as you would expect, at angles of 30 to 45 degrees, across two bays and jutting out five feet so everyone could see them. I tried to stop, of course I did, but how was I meant to go from 40 to zero in the space of two yards?

Waitrose has apologized to Mrs Rawlinson for the trauma she has suffered in having to have her bull bars straightened out at Halfords on the Tewkesbury Road. Regional director James McAlinden has confirmed that they have sent her a years supply of Charlie Bighams organic pies and Heston from Waitrose Earl Grey & Lemon Gin by way of compensation.

Although we have no legal liability, we do feel partially to blame, McAlinden said. The totalled car turned out to belong to an off-duty Accident & Emergency nurse from Gloucester who had for some months been exploiting our good nature by going in for her free latte every day and sitting reading the papers for the full two hours of customer parking. We trust she has learned her lesson but we are not vindictive people and are willing to pay her bus fare home if she gets in touch.


Speak Truth, a Follow up to When the Siblings Speak "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Cathy Jameson Groups rights in this case would be too great of a risk. That was the feedback that my daughters proposed bill received. After Fiona submitted the mock bill, which aimed to secure a students right to an...


How you can easily make your website more accessible "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

As a designer, developer, or even product manager, you have thousands of responsibilities. Every project requires a lot of attentiondesktop layout, mobile layout, iPhone X layout (thanks, Apple), IE support, Safari support

So why should you care about accessibility?

Here are some hard facts:

  • About 15% of the worlds population lives with some form of disability, of whom 24% experience significant difficulties in functioning. (World Health Organization)
  • Everybody is sometimes temporarily disabledin a sensewhether you cut your finger or you try to read on your low contrast screen on a sunny day.
  • In certain cases, accessibility might be required by law.

And most important of all:

Everybody is a keyboard user when they are eating with their mouse hand.
Adrian Roselli

By improving the accessibility of your website, you dont only support disabled people. You will simply make it more usable for everyone.

Dont reinvent the wheel

We at Site Search 360 have developed a plugin that allows our customers to easily integrate our search solution into an existing website.

As weve grown bigger, it was clear to us that we needed to make an accessibility audit. Yes, we should have considered accessibility from the start of the project, but its never too late.

You dont simply turn on accessibility.

But dont worry. Even if you have never thought about accessibility in your current project, it wont take long to make some improvements. I cant tell you the exact amount of time we spent making our plugin more accessible, but it wasnt more than few work days (and about 30 commits).

I will now illustrate the whole process (based on our JavaScript plugin, not a website), so you dont have to start from the very beginning. But first:

What is accessibility?

Before you get to work, you have to understand what accessibility is actually about. Im not going to bother you with long definitions. This short sentence summarizes accessibility as I think of it:

Accessibility is the art of making your product usa...


Electric Universe - Yamnaya people - proto-Saturnian-split date? "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

yes, this looks like Free Planet taking the Bible as a Historical Document...

The Electric Universe concept (ameliorated by David Talbott's research into the pictographs of ancient peoples around the world) suggests that the Sun might not be our original star. So, I was triple-excited to find out about the GIANT Yamnaya people (named Corded Ware people, because of their distinctive pottery) from the Causcasus mountains in Georgia near the Black Sea. And their migration into this part of western europe.

I'm so interested in these Yamnaya people because (iff the electric universe hypothesis of a proto-Saturnian origin star for Earth and other planets is valid) there should have been a MASSIVE INCREASE in the gravity of the planet once Earth disconnected from its red-dwarf parent and adopted an electrically stable resonant orbit of its new parent, our Sun. It's to do with electric gravity, but let's not dwell...

I'm interested because there are two elements to this; the Noah flood or Atlantis, the end of the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are meat, and this might have been what people as recent as 10,000 years ago might have eaten, hence the propensity for large height and size in Yamnaya humans. More protein in this ancient (dark skinned, blue eyed, Cheddar Man) hunter gatherer time, than in more recent farmer times.

Yes, I realise that sedimentary processes of dinosaur fossilisation don't take place that suddenly, but then the proto-Saturnian disconnection was a CATACLYSMIC event with both the gravitational change AND the electrical activity as planets shuffled past each other causing 'thunderbolts of the gods' to be shared between re-settling planetary bodies -- all documented by Talbott's work.

There's lots of evidence for major electrical scarring on Earth and Mars etc. Venus is much too hot, like it's only recently formed. Many fossils are 'too intact' and 'too localised' around their discovery site, like some cataclysmic event set them in stone already. Should 'fossilisation' be re-named 'concretisation'?

Electric universe mechanisms can do this, but it means that a) mankind and dinosaurs might have lived together as recently as 10,000 years ago and b) the demise of the Corded Ware people about 4,500 years ago might give us a fina...


LET THERE BE LIGHT! Let there be the light of truth and let there BE LOVE!! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following information has been put together to awaken people to a greater understanding of themselves and inspire action steps toward a  sustainable life  It is my desire that all awaken to their true nature.

It has not been easy for me while self examining myself and my reality to come to the realization I have been molded to support the reality I woke up to.  Under social hypnosis we are the problem when we are blind that we are unwittingly doing ourselves harm.

I had to accept that I was being used as a frequency generator and supporting the agenda with the thoughts I was thinking, the words I was speaking, and the frequency of the emotions I was expressing. I was the one that was supporting the destruction of the earths natural energetics by participating in the purchasing and use of destructive technologies. I was the one not being conscious and conscientious of the poisons I was purchasing. The light bulb came on and I realized it is not just the 1% that are enslaving us we are the ones enslaving ourselves as we are the ones working in the factories, selling the smart gadgets, and using the electronics with their radiation, purchasing and using the poisonous cleaners, shampoos, toothpastes. ect when we are not educated to their harmful effect.

I would hope that everyone would be interested in examining the information I have presented here and take appropriate actions towards a sustainable world.

Yes, it would do the world a world of good if we as a collective became more conscious and conscientious as we wake up to the reality of things. Can we as a collective make the  choice to shift our reality? Know the truth and you will be free. Speak only of what you want . Know thyself and take inspired action. I have taken up the habit of asking myself What action can I take to feel good and bring forth the beautiful reality based on abundance and cooperation not lack and competitiveness?

People say that life is a dream, the world of form or the earth realm is a dream.  What is preventing individuals from seeing that we are the dreamer and the dream itself?

In holding fast to our perception of ourselves and our reality are we really living our spiritual truth?
There seems to be two realities running simultaneously. We have the fic...


Blockchain and AR is Revolutionizing the Gaming Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Merging the virtual and real world is a development that is becoming common in the gaming ecosystem. Most of these new games involve the integration of game visuals and audio content with a players environment in real time. This phenomenon is described as Augmented Reality (AR). Real-life Participation Working with the GPS application of the Continued

The post Blockchain and AR is Revolutionizing the Gaming Industry appeared first on CCN


PR: Bank4YOU Announces Receiving Byteball Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bank4YOU Receiving Byteball Payments

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.

Bank4YOU keeps a hand on the pulse of the blockbuster market. A young currency Byteball has been added to the existing list of accepted fiat and cryptocurrencies. Top-management places great hopes on this currency and starts working with it among the first, giving its customers the opportunity to make the contribution to ICO campaign along with BTC, ETH, USD, GBP, EUR.

MMRS (Mobile Money Remittance System) a new word in the segment of mobile money transfers. An innovative e-payment system, created via blocking technology to ensure the ease of transactions at the territories not available for bank transfers and other ways of transferring money. The service is unique, because it will be possible to transfer money to any point of the globe without binding to established banking infrastructure. The MMRS service was favorably evaluated by experts from the Crypto Investor Show in London, where it was introduced by the new CEO, Shantnu Saxena.

For today, the MMRS ICO collected $ 7,535,815 in total. 2 weeks are left till the end of the last round, so the best decision for all those who want to benefit from the wise investment is to join Bank4YOU innovative project right now.

Byteball is a new generation of DAG-based crypto-cash. This is another representative of a new aspiring trend: a coin without blocking and mining, with fast and unchanged transactions that can be hidden or confirmed with the help of a third party.

Bank4YOU Group is not a start-up, but an established international consortium of fin-tech...


Playing make-believe using proxy server "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Playing make-believe using a proxy server

Guide to using a proxy server (mitmproxy) to get the response you want

Say you are developing a feature in an E-commerce web/mobile app.
You have to show an Item is out of stock banner on the Cart page when an item is out of stock.

You hit an endpoint /cart and this endpoint returns something like this.

"name": "SomeShoes",
"soldOut": false,
"price": "$50",
"quantity": 1,

You get soldOut as true when the item is sold out.
To ease out development, youd need to simulate this behavior.

Some ways to do so could be:

  1. You add an item to cart and then login as another user to buy all the available stock. This would simulate that the item was out of stock for the first user.
  2. You add an item to cart and then modify the data or change the code in the backend API to make sure that item is sold out.

Both of the above approaches would work, but both might require a lot of work. If those APIs are external, then youd have next to zero control. The first approach might be possible but the second approach is impossible.

What if you could hack your way and change the value of soldOut to true without any of the above methods?

Enter the proxy server

A proxy server lets you see the response from the server and modify it even before it comes to the front-end app. You can intercept the /cart API call and modify the value of soldOut to true in the response.

Imagine how much time youd save. All you wanted was to check how your sold out banner looks when it appears, if it even does.

No one wants to change the world to make sure they get a true instead of a false.

Choosing your proxy server

There are many proxy servers out there thatll let you do this, and one such is mitmproxy.

mitmproxy is a free and open source tool for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Heres how to use mitmproxy (commands below are for Mac, but they should work on Linux as well).


Mac: brew install mitmproxy
Others: You can find installation instruction here.

mitmproxy has command line and web interfaces.

Web In...



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

THIS NEW BOMBSHELL ON HILLARY WOULD SURELY PUT HER AWAY FOR Good.thanks for watching. Like ,share and subscribe.


Somebodys Up There Sittin in a Tree on Peters Mountain "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tree sitting in Monroe County mountains is cold and lonely

A Look at the Ongoing Pipeline Protest on the VA & WV Border

From an Article by Nancy Andrews, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, March 16, 2018

Since late February, a small group of people have been quietly perched in two trees atop Peters Mountain in Monroe County. They are so remote, few have seen or heard directly from the protesters, but still theres plenty of people noticing.

Its not known exactly who or how many people are in the trees, protesting a planned pipeline in the area. Two trees have wooden platforms suspended by ropes and covered in plastic. They creak in the wind. Five-gallon plastic buckets and some bottles dangle on the sides. Signs, made from sheets hanging down like sails from the tree limbs, state Water is our Future, Stop MVP, and Fight back against frack pipelines.

A notice from the Mountain Valley Pipeline is taped to the trunk of one tree. It claims the right to cut trees and build a pipeline and notifies the sitters that court papers have been filed. Two people are named on the notice, along with John Does 1-5. An injunction against the protesters is expected once Mountain Valley Pipeline files some additional documents with the court. Judge Robert Irons ordered another hearing on Tuesday, March 20th.

Only a lone attorney, William DePaulo, showed up in Monroe County Court earlier this week for the first hearing related to their cause. DePaulo said its a First Amendment issue. The tree is simply the megaphone, he said.

Mountain Valleys 42-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in October. The route starts in northern West Virginia and travels 303 miles to connect with the Transcontinental Pipeline in Virginia.

FERC has issued whats known as a tolling order that allows for pipeline construction to continue even though there are multiple lawsuits and appeals questioning the legality, construction practices and purpose of the project.

Meanwhile, in Monroe County trees are being cut creating 125-foot wide path up Peters Mountain stopping just short of the tree-sitters. The tree-sitters declined to be interviewed for this...



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

THIS NEW BOMBSHELL ON HILLARY WOULD SURELY PUT HER AWAY FOR Good.thanks for watching. Like ,share and subscribe.


Putting Relationships at the heart of public policy a conversation "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The R Word is a conversation bringing together policy wonks, scientists, practitioners, philosophers, philanthropists, innovators, people facing down disadvantage, and others who will engage in a series of discussions that put relationships at the heart of public policy.


Over the last few weeks David Thompson, a community worker, has posted a series of blogs exploring the task of renewing our commitment to the building of what he terms deep value relationships.

The first Connecting Well argues:

Connecting well is not the same as being well connected. It is not about the size of our address book. It is about the quality of our relationships and, whilst we may now network and transact more than ever, meaningful time together has been, and is being, systematically displaced by fast and shallow connections. We are becoming more atomised and automated, more comfortable with technology but less close to one another.

Aggressive self-interest has triumphed over mutual support as the neoliberal economy has invaded every corner of our lives.

In the tenth of the series, W...


Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis BTC/USD to Retest $6,000 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin price is under heavy selling pressure as it tumbled below the $8,000 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a crucial contracting triangle forming with support at $7,400 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken).
  • The pair may extend the current decline and it could even break the $7,400 and $7,000 support levels.

Bitcoin price is poised to extend declines below $7,000 against the US Dollar. BTC/USDs correction towards the $8,000 and $8,500 levels are likely to be capped.

Bitcoin Price Bearish Trend

There was hardly any relief for bitcoin price as it failed to hold a major support at $8,400 against the US Dollar. The price declined and broke the $8,000 and $7,800 support levels. Earlier, there was a correction initiated from the $8,397 swing low. BTC price corrected and moved towards the $9,800 level where it faced sellers and started a fresh decline.

It fell and broke the last swing low of $8,397, opening the doors for more losses. It even traded below the 1.236 Fib extension of the last upside wave from the $8,397 low to $9,888 high. These all are bearish signs, which suggest further downsides in the near term. It seems like the price may test or it could even break the 1.618 Fib extension of the last upside wave from the $8,397 low to $9,888 high. There is also a crucial contracting triangle forming with support at $7,400 on the 4-hours chart of the BTC/USD pair.

Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis BTC USD

Sellers could gain further control if there is a break below $7,400. The next major support is at $7,000. However, in the mentioned case, the price may extend declines and bitcoin could test $6,000. On the upside, the $8,000 level is a key resistance, followed by $8,400.

Looking at the technical indicators:              

4-hours MACD The MACD for BTC/USD is moving in the bearish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI is currently reaching the 30 level...


FINALYGUANTANAMO SET TO RECIEVE ANDY McCabe and Peter Strozok "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

FINALYGUANTANAMO SET TO RECIEVE ANDY McCabe and Peter Strozok.thanks for watching. Like,share and subscribe.



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

SESSIONS INDICTING CLINTON AFTER SACKING MCCABE .thanks for watching. Like,share and subscribe.


The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.



The Concerned Parents Project March 18th "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Who hasnt watched a young child obsessively build a tall structure out of blocks, knock it down, build it up again, knock it down again, and keep doing that for a long half hour? What is going on there?


Is the child gaining mastery of something? Does it somehow just feel good? Are both creating and destroying necessary activities in a childs life? Surely there is no need to pathologize that half hour! We must be careful not to start down the road of labeling just because our child is doing something that by our standards seems like too much or a little odd. You could label that half-hour symptomatic of obsessive-compulsive behavior or you could say that it is just what childhood looks likeand wouldnt the latter be truer?

What is normal and what is abnormal? Are those medical terms, statistical terms, or social terms? Is what one culture calls normal also normal in all other cultures? If your child eats dirt, is that a symptom of a mental disorder or a craving for minerals lacking in his or her diet? If your young son loves dresses, is that weird or an expression of his basic orientation? Is even something as seemingly out of the ordinary as hearing voices that unusual or worrisome? New research speculates that it may be quite common and only worrisome depending on what the voices are saying. If our child breaks an arm, we have no doubt that something needing attention has happened. But which feelings, moods, attitudes and behaviors require similar attention? Dont you agree that defining normal cant really be such an easy matter?


Read the Concerned Parents Project Introductory Post

Read Question 17

To get in touch or to share your feedback, please email us

Read more on this topic

Normal or Abnormal?

Visit Parent Resources for additional in-depth articles


New Cartoonist: Lectrr "IndyWatch Feed Comics"


Lectrr is a political cartoonist from Belgium. His work appears in Belgian daily De Standaard. In addition to political cartoons, Lectrr also makes illustrations, comics strip and animations. Check out his website to see all of his work.


Are we really Addicted to the Substancesor to the Feeling? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

To cure an addiction we need to address the pain. We need to fill the inner void with the feeling that the drug provides in other ways, or we can ask the drug to teach us how to properly fill it.


Its Time to Listen. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As children, we hear over and over again that if we are in trouble, we have to tell an adult. The adult, in turn, is supposed to help, or at the least, find someone who can.


Dquixote1217, RMN 3-17-18 Buckle Up Its About to Get Real! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This one was sent to me by someone, and I feel it is right on the mark. It has started, and the wave is getting higher and higher, so be prepared, inner-wise, to start riding this massive wave of apocalypse (and eventually, renewal). Big time, baby!!

It is about to hit the fan like nothing you have ever seen before. Forget the cries of Chaos, Russia! Russia! Russia!, porn stars and the idiotic, yet entirely predictable, claims by the left and the guilty (McCabe and Brennar [Brennan], for example) that Trump caused former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to be fired. Utter hogwash and shiiny objects meant to distract you from what is coming.

The IG Report is imminent and those in the know are saying that it will be explosive. A bombshell that will rock the political world, the DOJ and the deep state When all is said and done, heads will roll and prison cells will be filled and the list of names that may be snared in the web of deceit and corruption is long and impressive

Meanwhile, stay tuned to news outlets that tell you what is really happening. Such as Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs. Partisan no doubt, but also spot on.

Reports are that McCabe threatened that if he went down he was going to take everyone with him. Do ya think he might have emphasized that when he had his last minute meeting with Rosenstein to beg to keep his retirement?...


National Student Walkout. Why our Teens are the Best Role Models. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

All too often, I hear comments like this, Teens are a problem. Teens are lazy. Teens are disrespectful. Teens are a pain-in-the ass.


Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH/USD Tumbles Below $560 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights

  • ETH price was under immense bearish pressure and it declined below the $560 support against the US Dollar.
  • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $575 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken).
  • The pair may continue to slide and it could even break the $500 level in the near term.

Ethereum price declined sharply during the past few days against the US Dollar and Bitcoin. ETH/USD could continue to move down below the $500 level.

Ethereum Price Decline

This past week, a major downside move was initiated from the $750 swing high in ETH price against the US Dollar. The price declined and moved below the $700 and $600 support levels. The decline accelerated recently and sellers succeeded in pushing the price below the $560 support. ETH price is now trading well below the $600 level and the 100 simple moving average (2-hours).

The recent low was formed at $508 and it seems like the price may even not correct in the short term. An initial resistance is around the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $738 high to $508 low. Moreover, there is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance at $575 on the 4-hours chart of ETH/USD. The pair remains at a risk, and if there is a correction from the current levels, the $575 level could act as a major resistance.

Ethereum Price Weekly Analysis ETH USD

On the downside, the recent low of $508 is a tiny support. It seems like the price may test the $500 level in the near term. A break below the $500 level could really put buyers under a lot of pressure. In the mentioned case, below $500, the price could move into a medium term downtrend with chances of more losses.

4-hours MACD The MACD is placed well in the bearish zone.

4-hours RSI The RSI is currently near the oversold levels.

Major Support Level $500

Major Resistance Level $575




Stephen Dziedzic // ASEAN: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya 'suffering' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

ASEAN: Malaysian PM condemns inaction of Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya 'suffering' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): The Malaysian Prime Minister's criticisms drew even more attention because Southeast Asian leaders typically avoid contentious subjects at ASEAN summits, in order to stop the group from fracturing.

Rohingya Muslims joined protests in Sydney yesterday to demand that Australia and ASEAN strongly condemn the violence in Rakhine state.

But most observers still expect ASEAN to avoid directly criticising Myanmar about the plight of the minority group.


Bullets That Killed Brazil Activist Franco 'Bought by Police' | News | teleSUR English "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Bullets That Killed Brazil Activist Franco 'Bought by Police' | News | teleSUR English: The ammunition was apparently stolen and has been used in more than 50 crimes since, a source told Reuters on condition of anonymity, because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge said she would not hesitate to demand federal authorities take control of the investigation into the murder if local police fail to aggressively pursue the case.

Dodge told reporters she hoped it would not be necessary for her to petition Brazil's top appeals court to give federal police and prosecutors control over the investigation into Franco's assassination.

Dodge has already taken the initial bureaucratic steps required to monitor the work of Rio de Janeiro state investigators' efforts to find those responsible for the Wednesday killing.


Survival chain saw "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

After a quick search I didn't see any posts on the subject.
If you don't have any trees or wood power line poles around you may not need a chain saw.

The first thing you need to know about chain saws is they are dangerous. Way more dangerous than a gun and will kill you the first chance they get.

Chainsawing through minor disasters up and down the east coast from 2006 to 2014 from thunderstorms and hurricanes when I was at Langley to ice storms in Maine I have discovered a few things about...

Survival chain saw


Grand Torino / InfoWars News 3-17-18 Jerome Corsi, Charles Ortel, with Grand Torino All about the Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This group call was run by Grand Torino, a citizen journalist in Ireland. Ive been listening to this explanation of the operations of the Clinton Foundation, and the key statement for me, from Charles Ortel , from is below (at about 1:16:00)

You can use the track record of the Clinton Foundation to help people understand how NOT to run a charity Pick any law that matters, and this foundation has likely broken it.

[from 1:26:30] All of these fake foundations associated with the Clintons is just that its a fraud the largest unprosecuted set of frauds in the history of mankind. Way bigger than Madoff! Charles Ortel

I am quite sure that as m...


Guatemala Prepares for Vote in Land Dispute with Belize | News | teleSUR English "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Guatemala Prepares for Vote in Land Dispute with Belize | News | teleSUR English: "The Popular Consultation is the mechanism through which the people approve or not transcendental decisions of the nation," he posted on Twitter. "Learn and participate in the #ConsultaPopular2018 on the territorial, insular and maritime dispute with Belize #ParticipemosPorGuatemala."


The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Dr. Dan Engle, board-certified in adult psychology and neurology, and who completed psychiatric fellowships in child, adolescent and forensic psychiatry, has written an indispensable guide to recovering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injuries.

TBI is incredibly pervasive. An estimated 80 to 90 percent of people have had some form of TBI. Military personnel and athletes such as football players and boxers tend to be at particularly high risk, but TBI can happen to anyone, for a range of reasons. Engle has had personal experience with it, which is what motivated him to pursue this discipline of medicine and write a book about it.

I went to college to play soccer Boxers who get slugged in the face thats about 20 pounds of pressure to their brain. Soccer players, if you go in for a full volley or a full header, take 70 pounds of pressure to the brain I had a series of concussions that led up to me choosing medical school, he says.

Two weeks before medical school, I broke my neck. That was a big entry point in a recalibration of my direction I started [medical school] in a Halo Device, where they screw it into your skull and youre walking around fixated. For the first three months of med school, I was in this Halo. It was the first thing that finally slowed me down. It helped me self-reflect. It helped me realize that I was driving at a level of intensity in my life that I didnt really enjoy.

I ended up having much more fun in med school and residency than I did in high school and college, just because I wasnt so intense with everything. It oriented me from ER and surgical medicine into neurology and psychiatry. [My focus] was the neuroreparative aspects of brain injury and spinal cord injury, as well as the more humanistic side of understanding people, the stories of what make us who we are and the mindset of healing, and how very [important] that is to recovery.

TBIs Are Incredibly Pervasive, Yet Many Fail to Get Proper Rehabilitation

A common myth is that unless youve suffered complete loss of consciousness, you didnt have a concussion or significant head injury, but this simply isnt true, Engle says. Generally speaking, a concussion is a mild TBI, and will score higher on assessment using the Glasgow Coma S...

You'll Go Nuts Over These Nutty Keto Cookies "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Megan Olson from Paleohacks[RS1] 


Recipe by Megan Olson from Paleohacks


A plate of freshly baked cookies is a delightful, heartwarming treat that will remind many of their childhood days. But owing to todays busy, fast-paced lifestyle, not many people have enough time to make their own pastry. To satisfy their cookie cravings, they turn to ready-to-ea...

Video: The Cancer of Feminism and Toxic Femininity "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sarah Corriher discusses how feminism does not attempt to achieve equality among the sexes, and is instead a distinctly anti-male philosophy. She discusses the condescension surrounding Women's History Month, as well as how our language is being warped to appease feminist ideologues.

You may watch this on YouTube if there are any problems watching the video at this site. It can also be viewed at Bit Chute.


Protesters arrested at Trans Mountain pipeline protest in Burnaby, B.C. | CBC News "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Protesters arrested at Trans Mountain pipeline protest in Burnaby, B.C. | CBC News: The protesters were at the project's Burnaby Terminal, where an indefinite injunction prohibits them from entering within five metres of the work site. A few dozen more protesters were there in support of those who willingly violated the injunction.

According to protesters, about 30 people were arrested by Burnaby RCMP Saturday afternoon.


Alex Jones 3-17-18 The McCabe Firing (and other items) (and a note of Hope) [TWO VIDEOS] "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As some Im sure know, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe was fired on Friday. Although I personally have no investment in thsi, it is apparently the spark which is going to start a major unveiling of a variety of criminal activities of _____________ (fill in the blank). And although many of the Alex Jones videos are full of Type A personality rants, these two, especially the second one, are not like that.

For myself, I found these very informative (video 1) and hopeful (video 2).

Published on Mar 17, 2018
Alex Jones reports on how McCabe altered 302 reports to frame Trump.


Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH/USD Remains at Risk "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Points

  • Bitcoin cash price struggled to recover and moved below the $950 level against the US Dollar.
  • There is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance at $975 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair (data feed from SimpleFX).
  • The pair remains at a risk of more declines and it could even break the last low of $867 in the near term.

Bitcoin cash price is under pressure below $975 against the US Dollar. BCH/USD may continue to decline towards $850 and $800 support levels.

Bitcoin Cash Price Downtrend

This past week pushed bitcoin cash price in a bearish zone below $1,000 the US Dollar. There was a sharp downside move and the price settled below the $1,000 level and the 100 simple moving average (4-hours). There was a decline towards the $850 level and a low formed at $867. A recovery was initiated and the price moved above the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1,160 high to $867 low.

However, the upside wave was protected by the $1,050 level. Moreover, the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $1,160 high to $867 low acted as a hurdle. At the moment, the price is trading lower and is well below the $950 level. On the upside, there is a crucial bearish trend line forming with resistance at $975 on the 4-hours chart of the BCH/USD pair. It seems like the pair may continue to decline and it could even break the $900 level in the near term.

Bitcoin Cash Price Weekly Analysis BCH USD

Further below $900, the last low of $867 could be tested. Moreover, there is a risk of a test of $850, which is a major support zone.

Looking at the technical indicators:

4-hours MACD The MACD for BCH/USD is once again moving in the bearish zone.

4-hours RSI (Relative Strength Index) The RSI for BTC/USD is now well below the 50 level.

Major Support Level $850

Major Resistance Lev...


Tribally-owned Company, InTerra Nutraceuticals, Introduces Functional Therapeutic Lotions & Serums "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published March 18, 2018

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN InTerra Nutraceuticals, a 100 percent tribally-owned business enterprise of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, has introduced an all-natural product line of therapeutic lotions that can be purchased online.

Based in Traverse City, Michigan, InTerra Nutraceuticals is a formulations company that markets functional therapeutic products. InTerra products are created primarily from proprietary highly concentrated 100 percent natural tart cherries, ultra-refined Kalaya oil (emu oil) and Omega 3, 6 & 9 sourced from cold water mercury-free fish oil. The synergetic effect of these primary ingredients provides natural therapeutic benefits from sports enthusiasts to the older adults suffering from arthritis, joint and skin inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, and other common ailments.

Established in 2004,  the company was originally called Cerise Nutraceuticals. The business was acquired by the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in late 2016. The tribe renamed the company InTerra (meaning of the earth) Nutraceuticals to provide new packaging and updated formulations to the lotions. The vision of the tribe and new management group was to introduce completely re-designed proven legacy products that were refined and improved. From the original products, these highly acclaimed offerings provide the foundation for new opportunities and accelerated growth in the wellness market on a global scale.

I believe in many of the natural qualities of the products, such as the tart cherries, and their relationship with tribes ancestral homelands, as well as the patented science and testimonials demonstrating the impressive efficacy of the product, says Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Ogema Larry Romanelli.

The vision of the tribe and new management group, was to fast-track the launch of completely re-designed legacy products that were refined and improved, but then the Tribe further challenged the team to create highly valued formulations not offered in the marketplace previously.

My goal is to develop products that we all can be proud of in quality, packaging design, and effectiveness that in fact have real functional and holistic benefits to the world.  All of our products are based around...


Interior Secretary Zinke Testified Falsely Thursday Said Letter to Chairman Bishop Responded to Rep. Barragans Ethics Concerns "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifying on Thursday before the House Natural Resources Committee

Published March 18, 2018

WASHINGTON   Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday falsely claimed, during a public Committee hearing on the Interior Departments fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, that he had already responded to Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragns (D-Calif.) and Rep. Don Beyers (D-Va.) Oct. 5, 2017, letter requesting information about his taxpayer-funded travel. The letter Zinke held up during the hearing, which he claimed was sent to the ranking member and Chairman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) on Oct. 31, 2017, was not a response to the letter from Reps. Barragan and Beyer and was never sent to any Democrat. No Democrat on the Committee was made aware of the letter before today.

Rep. Barragn and Ranking Member Ral M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) Thursday said that Zinke needs to apologize for intentionally misleading the Committee, Rep. Barragn and the American people.

Transparency makes Secretary Zinke deeply uncomfortable, but until today it wasnt clear how difficult it is for him to tell the truth about his ethical lapses and managerial failures, Grijalva said today. Claiming to have answered questions he knew he ignored and waving a piece of paper at a member of Congress as though it answered her legitimate questions is the height of arrogance. Secretary Zinke needs to come clean to the American people about how he conducts his affairs.

I was shocked to learn that Secretary Zinke misled me and my fellow members of the Committee during his testimony this morning, said Rep. Barragn. His deception certainly seems intentional given that the Secretary was holding the letter in his hand and reading from it aloud ironically, while lecturing me about courtesy. Even with the facts in front of him, he was willing to mislead Americans and members of Congress. The Secretary owes the public and this Committee an apology, but more than that he owes us the truth about his extravagant spending of taxpayer dollars.


Exploring Ibogaine as an Addiction Solution "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published March 18, 2018

ROSARITO, MEXICO -There are many who are fighting against drug addiction, who are searching for a second chance for their life. For them, finding the right treatment can be a bit challenging.

One alternative to traditional treatment methods is called Ibogaine, and it is a potential solution for any addict struggling with drugs and alcohol. Many addicts who have tried treatment with Ibogaine claim that withdrawal symptoms from addiction are nearly all eliminated after only one session with Ibogaine.

What is Ibogaine?

Ibogaine is a natural, psychoactive drug found in the root bark of the Iboga plant (or other plants from the Apocynaceae family). It works by healing damage in the brain caused by the drugs that the person is addicted to. Ibogaine also stops withdrawalsespecially opiate and heroin withdrawalsalmost as soon as its metabolized within the body. The psychological effects are equally important to the recovery process, although not all addicts experience these effects.

History of Ibogaine

In the 19th century, European explorers noticed that Iboga, which Ibogaine is extracted from, was used in tribes living in West Africa for medicinal and ritual traditions. Between the 1930s and 1960s, Ibogaine was used as stimulant in France, and marketed under the name Lambarene.

In 1962, a young heroin addict named Howard Lotsof discovered Ibogaines effects on addiction completely by accident. He took Ibogaine for its psychoactive effects and found that it prevented withdrawals and allowed him to free himself of his heroin addiction.

The US conducted limited research on the potential for Ibogaine to treat addiction but ended experiments after a relatively short period of time. Its now considered a schedule I drug and made illegal in the US and several other countries. Countries like Mexico and Canada have continued using Ibogaine to fight addiction with promising results.

Starting Treatment

Making the choice to pursue treatment with Ibogaine should be based on research and communication with licensed medical providers. Self-medicating can be dangerous and have serious adverse effects. Make sure to properly check the credentials...


Quantum Double Slit Experiment Shows The Importance Of Focused Intention "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Gregg Prescott, M.S. Editor, One of the most important discoveries in the field of metaphysics is the double slit experiment, which clearly shows how focused intent changes the outcome of virtually every situation imaginable. This is one of the key elements in the Law of Attraction, which the book and DVD, The Secret, []

The post Quantum Double Slit Experiment Shows The Importance Of Focused Intention appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


The Art Of InterDimensional War "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by James Gilliland, Guest writer, This article will be dismissed by those trapped in social consciousness and the material because they have no reference points, yet when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Many go through their daily lives oblivious to how what is happening on other dimensions has an effect on []

The post The Art Of InterDimensional War appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


Longtime Traders Stress Fairness, Accuracy and Not Selling Off Pawn "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Times | Ravonelle Yazzie
Richardsons Cash Pawn is a well-known store in Gallup where for decades Navajo people have used their services.

Published March 18, 2018

GALLUP, NEW MEXICO  A few years before Bill RIchardson, the Indian trader and pawn dealer, died at the age of 98 in 2017, he was asked about the many items in his pawn vault.

At the time, people were estimating the items were worth $10 million or more. The items had been given to him by Navajo families over the previous five or six decades for safe keeping and had been stored away for the benefit of those families.

The families trusted Richardson, whose family had been in the business for more than 100 years, to keep their items safe and not to sell them even if they failed to show up when the pawn went dead and by law could be sold.

Richardson remained active in the business up until his death but as he grew older, the question would come up more and more: What would happen to the pawn in his vault when he was gone?

There is no need to worry about that, he would say. I have made plans to make sure that the items in my vault will not be sold after I am gone.

So in September 2017, just three months after his death, the tens of thousands of items in Richardsons vault was transported quietly less than a mile away to the vault at Perry Null Trading Post.

After the transfer, letters were sent out to the people who had pawned their items and whose addresses were still valid. Flyers were also put up telling people who had pawned at Richardsons that their item was now being handled by Perry Null.

And although both trading companies tried to inform everyone of the transaction, some were caught unawares.

One complaint

One woman from Continental Divide, New Mexico, complained to the Navajo Times this week about the transfer, saying she had not been told in advance and didnt want her items transferred to Perry Null since her family had dealt with Bill Richardson for generations.

Refusing to make her name public, she said once she learned of the transfer, she went to the Perry Null Trading Post and paid for her familys items and took them back to Richardsons to have them placed back in h...


Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 0.74 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00013 BTC


Lawsuit Challenges Googles Ban on Crypto Ads in Russia "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Lawsuit Challenges Google's Ban on Crypto Ads in Russia

A lawsuit has been filed against Google in Russia after the company announced restrictions on cryptocurrency-related ads. Entrepreneur Vladimir Orehov demands a 2 billion ruble compensation from the Russian Google entity . He claims the ban will deprive him of opportunities to invest in crypto projects and find investors to fund his own business initiatives.  

Also read: Ukraine to Legalize Crypto Mining as Economic Activity

Foregone Earnings

Googles decision to impose restrictions on the advertisement of cryptocurrencies and related content has triggered a legal action in the Russian Federation. A local businessman has filed a lawsuit against the Russian-registered Google entity , Vedomosti reports. Vladimir Orehov claims he is missing business opportunities and possibly losing money. He insists on receiving compensation for his foregone earnings to the amount of 2 billion RUB (almost $35 million USD).

The Russian crypto entrepreneur says the ban will deprive him of opportunities to invest in crypto projects and also find other investors willing to support his business plans. Orehov wants to be compensated for the moral damage caused by the ban and insists on its lifting. The lawsuit has been filed with the Zamoskvorechye District Court. Its press secretary confirmed the claim has been registered on March 15.



Mature Wine-Drinking 18-Year-Old A Bit Beyond The UDLs Nowadays "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Theres no denying we live in an age of increased learning, an adage best demonstrated by first-year uni-student Jessica Strauss who at the age of 18 now already knows everything about alcohol. Only one 32nd of the way into a teaching degree at Betoota University, Strauss has learnt a fair deal about alcohol []

The post Mature Wine-Drinking 18-Year-Old A Bit Beyond The UDLs Nowadays appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


Customer With T-Shirt Tucked Into Jeans Asks If You Can Hook A Brutha Up With Some WiFi "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Recent studies have found that there is a close to 100% chance that the curly haired youth with a white t-shirt tucked into a pair of skinny jeans wants to ask their barista for the cafes wifi password. As Maxine Baker (23) began to make her way toward the counter of Wolf & []

The post Customer With T-Shirt Tucked Into Jeans Asks If You Can Hook A Brutha Up With Some WiFi appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


Heres an Ancient Ritual for Contacting Your Holy Guardian Angel "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Daniel Appel; ultraculture

The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is a ritual for contacting ones own Holy Guardian Angel. Considered the one supremely important magical ritual by Aleister Crowley and the Golden Dawn, it has deeply shaped modern occulture.

The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage is a European Kabbalistic grimoire, or book of magick that purports to be a method whereby an individual can make contact with their Holy Guardian Angel. It is attributed to the semi-mythological German Jewish figure Abraham of Worms (c. 1360-1460). The earliest known manuscript, written in German, has been dated to 1608. Six additional early manuscripts exist, many of which are incomplete.

The Book of Abramelin is regarded primarily as a guide for the conjuration of a Holy Guardian Angel or Spirit. Rooted in Jewish Mysticism, the Abrahamic language of the text suggests that these spirits are biblical Angels. They serve as intermediaries with a singular, compassionate, and omnipotent God figure consistent with Medieval Jewish idealizations.

Later commentators like Aleister Crowley believed the process could be altered to conjure or construct an idealized entity based in any desired language and symbolism at the discretion of the conjurer. Crowley himself performed the primary ritual of Abramelin twice.

What does the Book of Abramelin contain?

The text is commonly separated into three books. The first primarily describes Abraham of Worms meeting with the Egyptian mage Abra-melin and how he acquired his teachings. The second book, which was of primary interest to Hermetic scholars like Crowley, outlines the Abramelin Operation, a ritual process that lasts for 6 to 18 months.
Read more


Labor and Liberal Working Together To Find Out More Shit About Barnaby To Throw To Media "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT In an increasingly tense political climate, bi-partisan consensus on mainstream issues appears harder to come by with the exception of Labor and Liberal both hoping to find more dirt on former Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce in order to distract the public from the Adani coal mine. In the nearly four weeks since Barnaby []

The post Labor and Liberal Working Together To Find Out More Shit About Barnaby To Throw To Media appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Sayer Ji The pineal gland has been known as the seat of soul for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone?  The Discovery Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with


The Mystery Behind Ancient Stargates And Portals "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ivan; Ancient Code

Is it possible that portals, mysterious cosmic bridges to other points in the universe exist on Earth?

Do these portals lead to other galaxies and extraterrestrial civilizations? While this may sound like nothing more than a conspiracy, or tinfoil material, the truth is that many ancient civilizations firmly believed in such things being possible, and many oral legends exist until today, that recount stories of stargates and portals.

A natural stargate is similar to an Einstein-Rosen bridge or wormhole which has been theorized to form when space-time is distorted by the intense gravitational fields generated by collapsing stars.

At a singularity point, time would stop as it stretches to infinity as predicted by Albert Einsteins General Theory of Relativity.

This would make it possible for anyone able to survive even briefly, the intense gravitational fields accompanying a singularity point, to emerge into whatever future date they desired.

Physicists consider it to be theoretically possible for an Einstein-Rosen bridge to form wherein one could even travel back and forth in time.
Read more


10 Ways to Detox Your Home "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Britta Aragon mindbodygreen

When you think about detoxing, you may think first about your body. After all, detox diets are in these days, with many celebrities juicing with dandelion greens to cleanse the liver and lose weight.

There are other ways to detox, however, and in a world that's loaded with chemicals, it makes sense to take a moment every now and then to clean up.

The best place to start?

In your own home.

It may be hard to believe, but many everyday products in the home actually contain potentially harmful chemicals, some that are even linked to cancer.

Fortunately, with just a few adjustments, you can make your home much safer for you and your family.

Detox Your Kitchen

The family spends a lot of time here, and this is where you cook food, so this is a good place to start your home detox.

Canned foods, plastic containers, water bottles, and more may contain bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been linked with hormone disruption, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and developmental problems. Choose foods in boxes and glass containers or BPA-free containers.
Read more


Goldenseal: An Herb That Could Be Worth Its Weight in Gold "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Native Americans have been using goldenseal for a long time, and have revered it for its wide array of health benefits. This valuable herb is believed to work against numerous ailments, from upset stomach to jaundice, and may even have cancer-protective properties. But because its so sought after, the population of this wild-growing plant is now dwindling. Discover important facts about goldenseal and find out why this age-old herb is considered one of the most versatile traditional cures of all time. What Is Goldenseal? A low-sprawling woodland plant that belongs to the Ranunculaceae, or buttercup, family, goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) is native to eastern North America, from Ontario, Canada, to south Georgia in the U.S.; and from Oklahoma to South Carolina. It once grew thick in the Ohio River valley, but today is considered endangered, critically imperiled, rare, uncommon or threatened in Canada and 27 U.S. states, including Tennessee, where it is considered commercially exploited due to over-collection for the herbal industry. [1, 2, 3] The plant grows up to 1 foot tall, and can be identified through its 1-foot-wide palm-shaped leaves, an erect and hairy stem and small, greenish-white flowers that bloom in spring and turn into a cluster of red, inedible berries. The flowers bloom into stamens (arm-like spokes), and do not have petals. Read more


Samadhi How To Spiritually Exit The Matrix "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Most of the worlds population are NOT ready for this. Are you?

You might want to consider bookmarking this page for future reference!

For many, this will be an inspiration in finding your true self while exiting this matrix in which humanity has been trapped within since the beginning of time.

The video you are about to watch will completely change your views on life as well as who you truly are.

Heres the rabbit hole lets jump in!

Scroll down for Parts 2, 3, and 4

The danger for you watching this film is that your mind will want to acquire Samadhi. Even more dangerous is that your mind might think it has acquired Samadhi.

When you are awake, you dont become identified with your character. You dont believe that you are the masks that you are wearing. But nor do you give up playing a role.
Read more


Kiwis And France Still Got Beef "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT As rugby season kicks off, it has become clear that New Zealand and France still hate each other, not just in sport, but also on both a cultural and political level. Local South Betoota scaffolder, Benji Wellington says hes not sure why theres so much beef there, but hes been raised to hate []

The post Kiwis And France Still Got Beef appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


Israel: Steps Toward Cryptocurrency Support? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Breaking court decision but ban from listing on indices: what is it like for crypto in Israel? #IN_DEPTH


German City Sets an Example by Providing Organic Food to First Graders "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anna Hunt

When it comes to making the organic food industry successful, Nuremberg, Germany, is a shining example of what is possible. One of the citys initiatives is to gift first-graders with yellow lunchboxes filled with organic food on their first day of school, reports German broadcaster DW. The city refills the box daily as part of an initiative to increase the amount of organic food offered in public institutions.

In Nuremberg City, Organic Food Takes Priority

The Nuremberg initiative extends beyond public schools. It includes nursing homes, daycare centers, correctional facilities, and city administrative offices. The efforts are part of the citys Organic Metropolis Nuremberg project, which runs many outreach programs to promote organic food producers and farmers.

Since 2003, Nuremberg City has been actively supporting the production and consumption of organically grown food. As a result, the Nuremberg metropolitan area has more than 2,000 certified organic companies. A growing share of the citys agricultural operations are switching to organic methods. In fact, organic farming has quadrupled from 2.5% in 2008 to 12% in 2014.

The city leaders believe that supporting organic farming and organic food producers has many advantages. For example, it benefits the local population, with higher quality drinking water and food products.

As part of its organic food initiatives, Nuremberg joined the Biostdte. Translate...


The Shocking Truth about Stephen Hawking! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Jason A YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

THE TRUTH ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST MINDS OF ALL TIMEstephen hawking john sulston science physics truth jason a world news 2018


Chinas Leviathon Group Targeting US Ships Around South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

According to new research, a Chinese cyber network is increasingly targeting US engineering and maritime entities, especially those connected to issues with the contested South China Sea, where the US has a military presence.
FireEye, a California-based security firm, stated on Friday that a Chinese espionage group known as Leviathon or TEMP. Periscope has ramped up tracking efforts against US entities.

Learn More:

Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated:

Btc- 1Nmcbook8TwAdtZHsMdVxRtjBnyrSArDH5

My Other Youtube Channel-


#QAnon (#Q) Posting of 3-17-18 [The Deep States] BIGGEST FEAR. PUBLIC AWAKENING "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Im posting this because I saw it, and it just came out a few hours ago, and Ive not seen any Corsi or any other analysis of it. Im not sure what all of these things may mean, but Im just adding a note or two where I may have a clue. So have fun with this.

FBI (past/present) #1 #1 #2 DOJ (past/present) #1 #1 #2 STATE (past/present) #1 #1 Removal is the least of their problems [apparently referencing the heads of FBI, DOJ, Dept. of State, under Obama and Trump]


FLYNN. Targeted. Why? Who knows where the bodies are buried?. CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES. [General Michael Flynn knows the details about where the bodies are buried]

Election theft. Last hope. Congressional focus. Impeach. They think you are STUPID. [the last hope of the deep state (cabal) is to steal elections, try to impeach Trump, and that we (the awakened ones) will remain un-awakened Aint gonna happen, baby!]




US Had Access to Substance Allegedly Used to Poison Skripal Since 1999 Report "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The forensic tent, covering the bench where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, is repositioned by officials in protective suits in the centre of Salisbury, Britain, March 8, 2018

US Had Access to Substance Allegedly Used to Poison Skripal Since 1999 Report

REUTERS/ Peter Nicholls
11:57 14.03.2018(updated 12:00 14.03.2018)Get short URL
Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (90)

Almost twenty years ago, the US Department of Defense was involved in dismantling a chemical research institute in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan, where the Novichok nerve agent was tested, according to the New York Times.

A New York Times article published back in 1999 has revealed that the US closely cooperated with the former...


Forced Government Indoctrination Camps "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Forced Government Indoctrination Camps


Plans are underway to replace community, family, and church with propaganda, education, and mass media.the State shakes loose from Church, reaches out to School People are only little plastic lumps of human dough.

Edward A. Ross, Social Control, 1901

Each year the child is coming to belong more to the State and less and less to the parent.

Ellwood Cubberley, Conceptions of Education 1909  

Before 1852 American education consisted of one-room school houses, independent teachers, and students of all ages attending of their own free will. Curriculums and funding came directly from local communities without a federalized bureaucracy ruling over every facet like today. From 18521918 things changed as the government began pushing to enforce compulsory schooling laws all across America.

These were coupled with new child labor laws in an effort to take children off the farms from under their familys tutelage and force them into indoctrination camps under the governments tutelage. These laws were met with strenuous opposition at every turn by the US population and unless there was an incredibly well-backed agenda to make sure such laws passed, they would not have.

If it was simply a matter of what the people in individual states really wanted, child labor and compulsory schooling issues would have been dropped as soon as they were raised.

At first the laws were optional later the law was made statewide but the compulsory period was short (ten to twelve weeks) and the age limits low, nine to twelve years. After this, struggle came to extend the time, often little by littleto extend the age limits downward to eight and seven and upwards to fourteen, fifteen or sixteen; to make the law apply to children attending private and parochial schools, and to require cooperation from such schools for the proper handling of cases; to institute state supervision of local enforcement; to conne...


Spy attack: British troops to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning (Fuck THat!) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Spy attack: British troops to be vaccinated against anthrax poisoning

Thousands of soldiers who are held at high readiness will be vaccinated against anthrax, the Defence Secretary will announce.

08:02, UK,Thursday 15 March 2018


New evidence has left Theresa Mays Russian spy story in tatters "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

New evidence has left Theresa Mays Russian spy story in tatters

 Facebook Twitter

Theresa May has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats over the position that Russia poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. But emerging evidence has left Mays main argument for doing so in pieces.

The Conservative government...


Britain Will Not Give Russia Alleged Poison Sample Because They Dont Have It? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Britain Will Not Give Russia Alleged Poison Sample Because They Dont Have It?

 4 1,735


Putins passport found at Salsbury nerve agent attack site, Theresa may drops by for a selfie "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Poison attack from Salisbury: British police Putin's badge found at the scene of the crime

Salisbury (dpo) - Now the last doubt as to the guilt of Russia in the case of the poisoning of the Russian Ex-are likely to be spy Sergei Skripal removed. As the British government announced today, was discovered in the statement of the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, at the scene of the crime in Salisbury. 
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets people after visiting the scene where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned with a nerve agent, in Salisbury, Britain March 15, 2018

'Hoax Show': Twitter Enraged as Theresa May Visits 'Toxic' Salisbury

REUTERS/ Toby Melville/Pool
14:06 16.03.2018(updated 14:07 16.03.2018)Get short URL


Terrorist capabilities laid bare in an Eastern Ghouta chemical lab "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Terrorist capabilities laid bare in an Eastern Ghouta chemical lab

Friday, March 16, 2018 13:54

The battle of narratives over the use of chemical weapons in Syria has been raging ferociously for...


ITS HAPPENING: US Military Mobilizing NOW After Who Was Found In The Gulf of Mexico Overnight. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today ITS HAPPENING: US Military Mobilizing NOW After Who Was Found In The Gulf of Mexico Overnight. Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please


Teacher placed on leave for questioning student walkouts for gun control "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Sacramento, California, teacher Julianne Benzel was placed on paid leave for questioning whether students for life would be allowed to walk out of class the way students for gun control were. Her questions were viewed as "anti-abortion" by some, which resulted in complaints and, finally, in Benzel being placed on paid leave. This all occurred the same week that students across the country walked out of classrooms for 17 minutes in a show of solidarity for gun control. Fox News Insider quoted Benzel explaining her position: "[If schools] are going to allow one group of students to get up during class and walk out to protest one issue, would they still give the same courtesy to another group of students who wanted to get up and walk out to protest? And I used the example of abortion."


Cure For Boredom Found To Be Cleaning Your Room, Reports Mum "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT A groundbreaking study from Melbourne University of Motherhood (MUM) has concluded that the best cure for boredom is to clean your bedroom, something that mum, apparently knew all along. The scientific study was launched five years ago by a group of mothers and scientists who wanted to determine the most effective way to []

The post Cure For Boredom Found To Be Cleaning Your Room, Reports Mum appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


China Will Ban People With Poor Social Credit from Planes and Trains "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Starting in May, Chinese citizens who rank low on the countrys burgeoning social credit system will be in danger of being banned from buying plane or train tickets for up to a year, according to statements recently released by the countrys National Development and Reform Commission.

Learn More:

Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated:

Btc- 1Nmcbook8TwAdtZHsMdVxRtjBnyrSArDH5

My Other Youtube Channel-


3 Days Of Glory "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. also Protect Your Money With Gold Click Here- Or Call 888-596-7916 or Call Colin Plume @ 877-646-5347 also


Report: Garlic Bread Has 2 Minute Window Between Frozen-In-The-Middle And Burnt To Shit "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

LEROY PERCIVAL | Music Editor | CONTACT In a world first last night, a man in Betoota Heights has placed a soft, lightly-golden loaf garlic bread on the table at the beginning of the meal. Whille the guests were sitting down to one of his signature Chicken Carbonaras, Arj McCain, a local pea farmer, casually approached the oven. Then, like []

The post Report: Garlic Bread Has 2 Minute Window Between Frozen-In-The-Middle And Burnt To Shit appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


Male Narcissism vs. Female Desire in M-me Fayettes Princesse de Clves "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

51LssXi4QpLOn the 18th of March 1634, French writer Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, comtesse de La Fayette, was born (or according to some records) baptized in Paris. She was the author of La Princesse de Clves, Frances first documented historical novel. Published anonymously in March 1678, the story is considered rather modern for its penchant for psychological analysis a roman danalyse (novel of analysis), cleverly dissecting the characters emotions and attitudes. This style of writing was to become a constant in French fiction until the era of Romanticism, when writers fully immersed themselves in the experience of feelings rather than their analysis.

The action of the novel takes place in mid-16th century at the royal...


The Shart Of The Deal "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Republicans want us to believe theyre the common sense people, and that they alone know how the real world works. They then proceed to elect the two most incurious presidents in our nations history, consecutively. Doesnt Occams razor suggest something different? My blogvesary, Pokey, doesnt think so, and he also feels I havent offered enough historical context for my


This Hand Painted Oscar Winning Short is One of the Most Beautiful Animations Youll See "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


The Old Man and the Sea is a 1999 paint-on-glass-animated short film by Russian animator Aleksandr Petrov, based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway.

The film won countless awards, including the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2000. According to Wikipedia:


Work on the film began in March 1997. It...


FA to designate every pre-World Cup Premiership foul as Kremlin aggression "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

As international suspicion grows on Russian espionage in Britain, the Football Association has assured fans it is alert to the potential threat posed to the beautiful game by the Kremlin ahead of the World Cup.

The FA has confirmed that any physical slight committed against a potential member of the English First or Reserve Team line-ups ahead of the World Cup will be considered an act of anti-British hostility mandated expressly by Russian premier Vladimir Putin.

Moreover, all slide tackles will be subject to an immediate top brass inquiry with draconian emergency powers up to and including pre-trial solitary confinement for 1,000 years.

To comply with anti-discrimination legislation, these measures will be applied against any player convicted of any on-pitch infraction, regardless of their nationality.

The Chairman defended the measures: We cant be too careful. Even British players could be double agents. We will do our utmost to avoid coming home with anything short of at least one point from the group stage.

He added: Football players are renowned for their ability to soldier on through every scrape and slight on the pitch without drama. But now we realise that if a player crumbles like a house of cards in floods of tears with the nearest player at least five feet away, well know the Kremlin is involved.

A. L. Shaw


Market Crashes, Binance Pivots and OpenBazaar Developments: This week in Crypto "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What happened in crypto this week? Price Watch Bitcoin is down about 8% this week to $7,800.This has been attributed to low volume, FUD, and the ICO hearing. The news isnt all bad though, several experts are saying now might be a good time to buy. Ethereum is down about 16% this week to $560. This is Continued

The post Market Crashes, Binance Pivots and OpenBazaar Developments: This week in Crypto appeared first on CCN


Everyone Freaking Out Over McCabes Firing Is Missing a Huge Detail "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Everyone Freaking Out Over McCabes Firing Is Missing a Huge Detail Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate & Support This Channel:


Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - Theresa May's Claims Fall Apart "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - May's Claims Fall Apart

By Moon Of Alabama

March 15, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - The British government claims that 'Novichok' poisons, developed 30 years ago in the Soviet Union, affected a British double agent. But such substances may not exist at all. The British government further says that the Russian government is responsible for the incident and has announced penalties against the country.

A comparable incidents happened in 2001 in the United States. Envelopes with Anthrax spores were sent to various politicians. Some people died. The White House told the FBI to blame al-Qaeda but the Anthrax turned out to be from a U.S. chemical-biological weapon laboratory.  The case is still unsolved.

The 'whistle-blower' Vil Mirzanyanov who 'revealed' the 'Novichok' program and its poisons published chemical formulas that should enable any decent laboratory to reproduce them. But neither the existence of the claimed program nor the existence of the alleged substances were ever accepted by the scientific community. The Russian government says it does not know the program nor the alleged poisons.

The highly constructed drama around the alleged poisoning of a British double agent Skripal and his daughter has thus turned into a surreal play. The British government has so far given no evidence that the Skripal's were poisoned at all, or that they were poisoned by someone else. No detailed medical bulletin was published. The British accusations against Russia lets one assume that a suicide attempt has been excluded. Why?

There is no independent evaluation of the alleged poison. The British government claims that its own chemical weapon laboratory at Porton Down, only a few miles from where the incident happened, has identified the poison as one of the 'Novichok' chemicals.

But in 2016 a leading chemist at Porton Down had doubts that such chemicals exist. (Paul McKeigue, Professor of Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology at Edinburgh University, Piers Robinson, Professor of Politics, Society and Political Journalism at Sheffield University and the forme...


Election or Selection "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We just had the election in South Oz inc. Sheeple were glued to Tv screens awaiting the outcome.

They didn't like my analogy : It's like a quest for better nutrition- McDonalds lost to Hungry Jacks. Our dreams come true.


Incredible Salvaged Off-Grid Tiny House On Permaculture Farm "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This tiny house has an incredible story to tell. At only 10m2 (or 108 ft2) this home on wheels has been constructed almost entirely from salvaged materials. Despite its micro footprint, its a fully functional home for a family of three.

Located on an incredible permaculture farm, this predominantly off-the-grid tiny house homestead uses solar power, solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and has its own uniquely designed natural grey water treatment system. In the surrounding gardens, lots of organic food is produced with the help of an aquaponics system.

Another great video by Living Big in a Tiny House

The post Incredible Salvaged Off-Grid Tiny House On Permaculture Farm appeared first on Natural Building Blog.


Windstorm destroys 150 homes, leaves 2 000 people homeless, Ghana "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

More than 2 000 people are homeless after intense windstorm hit the small town of Zabzugu, capital of Zabzugu-Tatale in the Northern Region of north Ghana on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The storm destroyed 152 houses, 4 schools and three churches in seven communities....... Read more

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" hits Darwin as Category 2 system "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Cyclone "Marcus" formed March 16, 2018 as the 8th named storm of the 2017/18 Australian region tropical cyclone season. Marcus passed over Darwin as a Category 2 system on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale with sustained winds near...... Read more


Many Cases of Dementia are Actually Side Effects of Prescription Drugs or Vaccines, According to Research "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The quick facts provided by the Alzheimers Association are pretty concerning: More than five million people in America are living with Alzheimers, and that number is projected to reach 16 million by the year 2050. As the sixth leading cause of death in our nation, it kills more Americans than prostate cancer and breast cancer combined. Someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimers every 66 seconds; will you be one of them?

With statistics like these, its no wonder that people want to do everything they can to reduce their odds. However, its also important to note that Alzheimers is only one of the potential causes of dementia. While many people use the terms interchangeably, Alzheimers is really only responsible for around 50 to 70 percent of dementia cases. The misleading terminology is obscuring one very dark fact about dementia: Many times, its being caused not by something scientists are still struggling to understand like Alzheimers but rather by things that are masquerading as tools for good health; vaccines and prescription drugs.

In fact, the Alzheimers Association that publicizes these statistics is subsidized by Big Pharma. Its simply good business sense that they want people to believe that every memory-loss patient falls under the Alzheimers umbrella because then they can sell you drugs that purportedly address it. Their research has led them to an approach that pays dividends: promoting and destigmatizing what many think of as mental illnesses, making them seem unpreventable but manageable with drugs. Many people who work for the Alzheimers Association and similar organizations are well-meaning people who want to help and are often unaware of the connection to Big Pharma.


Its no coincidence that dementia cases have been spiking during the same time that children and adults alike are being over-vaccinated (flu shot, anyone?) and the over-prescription of brain-altering drugs like antidepressants is prevalent.

A help guide based on a Harvard University report admits as much. According to the report, medications are common culprits in mental decline. As the body ages, the livers efficiency when it comes...


In denial of Fukushima, France is peddling nuclear exports to India: Laurence Hugues "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The State has been in constant denial of the dangers of nuclear energy. Lets remember that after Tchernobyl, the official statement said that the irradiated cloud stopped at the French border! Its shameful to see how in such a rationalistic country, the State commitment to nuclear can defy even scientific evidence! Nuclear power is also very costly in terms of public money

The post In denial of Fukushima, France is peddling nuclear exports to India: Laurence Hugues appeared first on


US Military Seeks Predictive AI to Uncover Enemy Thoughts "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Ive recently been covering the widening use of predictive algorithms in modern-day police work, which frequently has been compared to the pre-crime we have seen in dystopian fiction. However, what is not being discussed as often are the many examples of how faulty this data still is.

Learn More:

Pentagon and DARPA Seek Predictive A.I. to Uncover Enemy Thoughts

Your Support of Independent Media Is Appreciated:

Btc- 1Nmcbook8TwAdtZHsMdVxRtjBnyrSArDH5

My Other Youtube Channel-



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




Hillary Goes Into Psychotic Rage In India Finally Confirms What Shes Hidden For MONTHS "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Broken Hillary Goes Into Psychotic Rage In India Finally Confirms What Shes Hidden For MONTHS Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE):


The Mt Gox Whale Explains His Crypto-Selling Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The 'Mt Gox Whale' Explains His Crypto-Selling Strategy

On March 17 the Mt Gox bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi revealed some critical information about how hes been selling the BTC and BCH he has in his possession. The news may comfort those who believe the remainder of the Mt Gox sales will crash the market. According to Kobayashi he has been consulting cryptocurrency experts and selling in a manner that would avoid affecting the market price.

Also read: Qubec Premier: Were Not Really Interested in Bitcoin Mining

The Mt Gox Whale Sold BTC and BCH Between December 2017 and February 2018 on Separate Occasions

The bankruptcy trustee from Tokyo, Nobuaki Kobayashi, is now referred to as the Mt Gox Whale on social media and many cryptocurrency centric forums. On Saturday, March 17, the trustee disclosed to the public exactly how he was offloading the cryptocurrencies he holds, as he still has another $1.9 billion worth of BTC and BCH to sell. This massive amount of holdings waiting to be sold has concerned bitcoin traders, because they think the sales could hurt the BTC and BCH market value.

I sold BTC and BCH from December 2017 to February 2018, explains Kobayashi in response to questions about the sale.

I sold BTC and BCH separately There...


French Financial Regulator To Introduce Framework Legitimizing ICOs In Policy U-Turn "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

French financial markets regulator AMF is working on a non-dissuasive framework to legitimize ICOs. #NEWS


Your Best Non-Swearing Insult "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


my personal favority
I hope your finger pokes thru the toilet paper



As it emerges that many of the top leaders in government, business, banking, law enforcement, politics, military, religion, education, technology, science, philosophical societies, the entertainment industry and Hollywood, the music industry, big pharma and media are practicing Satanists and Dark Occultists, we would do well to understand the mentality of their behavior and religion.

We need to understand what methods they are using against us to institute their New World Order.   As Sun Tzu said, Know thy enemy.


Enter Mark Passio

Former Satanist and dark occultist, Mark Passio, was brought up in an average semi-religious Roman Catholic family in Pennsylvania.  After becoming disheartened with his religion and feeling it was nothing more than a mechanism of control for his family and society, he became angry and developed a downright hatred towards organized religion.

By high school, having no other base of real knowledge to draw from and looking for a form of rebellion against organized religion, he discovered Satanism and dark occultism, or what he thought to be the complete antithesis to organized religions at that time in his life.  Later he discovered he was dead wrong.

Mark specifically gravitated towards Satanism for many years.  Many people who are not in Satanic cults get scared when they hear talk about Satanism.  They dont really seem to understand its philosophy or know what it really is.  Many people have a picture in their mind of what they think it really is, but its actually very different in reality than what most people believe that it is.

Here is what Mark has to relate about these Satanists and Dark Occultists who are running a large majority of the world today.  In one way, Satanism is the opposite of religion in that it is diametrically opposed to ALL morality.


The 4 Tenants of Satanic Ideology

There are 4 basic tenants to the Satanic ideology.  The first tenant of Satanism is the the self is essentially the god in this religion.  The ego is put up on a pedestal.  It is not that the ego is worshipped, but it is the highest thing to aspire to in Satanism.  It is the act of self-preservation and aspiring to serve the self only and not others.

It is a self serving ideology all about me, me, me.   It doesnt matter if the Satanist has to step on somebody else to get what they want, or if somebody else has to suffer or lose in order for the Satanist to win.  It is about doing whatever the Satanist wants to put the...


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-


Want to Be Happy? Try Moving to Finland "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Want to Be Happy? Try Moving to Finland

Want to Be Happy? Try Moving to Finland

Mar 16, 2018 Source:

Editors Note: This article fails to mention that one of the most important sources of a countrys happiness is the homogeneity or near-homogeneity of its populace. Social cohesion and trust are derived from this elementary fact. Why is it that Sweden does not score as high on the "happiness index" anymore? It topped the list for years. Whatever could have caused Swedens rapid happiness decline? To deluded Leftist idiots, its a complete mystery, but nationalists know the answer. We could also talk all day about race, IQ, and the wealth of nations, but I digress. Enjoy this article about our Finnish friends, but please bear the authors globalist, multicult bias in mind. Mundilfury.


Happy are the people of the Nordic nations happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identical to the happiness of its immigrants.

Those are the main conclusions of the World Happiness Report 2018, released Wednesday. Finland is the happiest country in the world, it found, followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and Australia. Though in a different order, this is the same top 10 as last year, when Norway was No. 1 and Finland was fifth.

Burundi and Central African Republic, both consumed by political violence, are the least happy countries for the second year in a row. This year, Central African Republic is slightly happier than Burundi; last year, their order was reversed.

As for the United States, it is 18th out of 156 countries surveyed down four spots from last years report and five from 2016s, and substantially below most comparably wealthy nations. Though the economy is generally strong and per capita income is high, it ranks poorly on social measures: Life expectancy has de...



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




Outrage over New Yorker mags repulsive body-shaming of President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Outrage over New Yorker mags repulsive body-shaming of President Trump Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate & Support This


Halong Mining Releasing DragonMint X1/X2 Cryptonight ASIC Miners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We are not surprised by the announcement from Halong Mining about their new DragonMint X1 and DragonMint X2 Cryptonight ASIC miners as the company had already mentioned on twitter a few days ago that they will be releasing such miners. The Halong Mining DragonMint X1 miner should be capable of 124 KH/s hashrate with 245W power usage, costs $1714 USD with a power supply and should start shipping in April 25-30. The more Halong Mining DragonMint X2 miner, as the name suggests, should be offering double the performance or with other words 248 KH/s at 490W of power usage at a slightly better price than ordering two X1 miners $3115 USD with a power supply and shipping should also start by the edn of next month (April).


Today Only! Save up to $1000 and get 15% extra on Renogy. Free Webinar Registration for SunOven Free "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


Power outages can happen anytime and last for hours. Disasters like hurricanes and others have shown that power supply cannot be relied on in case of an emergency. What is your power back up plan?

Introducing RENOGY, future of clean energy. Charge phones, tablet, iPad, lights, refrigerator,...

Today Only! Save up to $1000 and get 15% extra on Renogy. Free Webinar Registration for SunOven Free


Swedish woman charged for saying immigration leads to a goldfish level IQ "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Swedish woman charged for saying immigration leads to a goldfish level IQ

A 65-year-old woman from Jnkping is now charged with hate against a group of people since she wrote that immigration will lead to a lower IQ level in Sweden, Friatider reports.

If this continues, the intelligence in Sweden will be at goldfish level, the woman wrote on a Facebook page called Stop Abuse of Power. In her contributions, the woman also made a lot of critical comments about, among other things, Muslims.

Chamber prosecutor Lisa Hedberg, tells Sverige Radio that the number of investigations of hate speech against groups has increased since the Network Examiner systematically searches and reports posts, often made by older Swedes.

Today, the 65-year-old woman is brought to the district court. She stands trial for being suspected of hate against a group of people. The woman denies the crimes.

By Joshua Cullen




Paypal Users Receive Cryptocurrency Warning Email "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Paypal Users Receive Cryptocurrency Warning Email

This week Paypal users reported receiving an official-looking email from Paypal, warning users about activity [involving] the trading or transfer of crypto currency [sic] which is prohibited under our Acceptable Use Policy, asking the receiver to cease any activity that results in the trading or transfer of crypto currency.

Also read: Since Embracing Bitcoin, Robinhood App Value Jumps to $5.6 Billion

Paypal Users Receive Cryptocurrency Warning Email

I am a PayPal user, David Veksler of the Foundation for Economic Education and The Atlanta Bitcoin Embassy explained to My account is 17 years old. This morning I got the email linked in my message. Friday, March 16 Mr. Veksler, and presumably a sizeable chunk of Paypals nearly 200 million users, received an official-looking email seemingly from the company, complete with letterhead, titled Cryptocurrency Warning.

The two decades-old popular online payments system includes founders such as Peter Thiel and Elon Musk. The companys revenue routinely ranks in billions, and it operates in over 200 markets and in 25 currencies around the world. Paypal is often seen as a direct competitor to cryptocurrencies, which wish to remove its centraliz...


Chickasaw Man Proves Its Never Too Late to Chase Your Dream "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Michael Shropshire

Published March 17, 2018

CENTERTON, ARKANSAS A step in the direction of pursuing an education later in life led Chickasaw citizen Michael Shropshire to his true calling.

After working as a welder for 20 years, Shropshire decided it was time to get serious about what he really wanted to do with his life. When both his mom and dad struggled with their health, he witnessed the work nurses put in to provide care for their patients.

During the time my mom and dad were both sick and being in the hospital with them I got to see nurses in action, Shropshire said. I could see that a good nurse not only made a difference to my parents, but also to me.

This realization sprouted within him, took root and formed a full-fledged plan. He wanted to obtain a nursing degree and give back, like the nurses he had observed caring for his parents.

It led him on a path that turned his life upside down after the age of 50.

Back to College

After obtaining an associate degree in general studies from the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, Shropshire was undecided on how he should proceed.

After both his parents had passed on, he realized it was time to decide. He and his wife, Micaela, moved to northwest Arkansas to be closer to her mother. It was then that he enrolled at Northwest Arkansas Community College and completed his pre-requisites in nursing. Soon after, he got his nursing degree.

Shropshire was able to utilize educational resources through the Chickasaw Nation to further his education.

While I was going to nursing school the Chickasaw Nation really helped, he said. I got financial help each semester through their program helping people go to school. It really helped me be able to go back to school.

He proved that no matter your age, you can go back to school and get a degree. He found those who wanted to pursue nursing had to stick it out. It wasnt for the weak-minded.

Nursing school is a very intense program, he said. I feel fortunate that my old brain was able to take it in and get through it.

Were responsible for peoples lives. It needs to be tough.

Answering the Call

For Shropshire, nursi...


Weekend Watch: Explore the Miniature World of Landvaettrs Lair "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Enter a miniature fantasy world built from little more than coffee stirrers, foam, toothpicks, paint, and glue.

Read more on MAKE

The post Weekend Watch: Explore the Miniature World of Landvaettrs Lair appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Fox News Sean Hanity With Mark Levin

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




A cloud catches the warm light from the sun during blue hour after the sun is below the horizon. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

A cloud catches the warm light from the sun during blue hour after the sun is below the horizon.


Trump Releases Brilliant $900M Maneuver On Chuck Schumer, Now Hes Scrambling "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.

Trump Releases Brilliant $900M Maneuver On Chuck Schumer, Now Hes Scrambling Start Earning A Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR


Whistleblowers silenced for trying to expose UKs worst child abuse sex scandal perpetrated by Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Whistleblowers silenced for trying to expose UKs worst child abuse sex scandal perpetrated by Muslims

operation chalice

Scumbags arrested/jailed during Operation Chalice

From Daily Mirror: Two whistleblowers were punished for trying to expose Britains worst child abuse scandal which affected up to 1,000 girls for 40 years, the Mirror can reveal today (this was published March 12).

A Labour MP last night joined calls for a public inquiry after girls as young as 11 were lured from families to be drugged, beaten and raped in an epidemic that, say victims, continues today. Three were murdered and two others died in tragedies linked to the scandal.

As our case histories show, many were ignored after reporting rapes to police.

But, despite similar high-profile cases in Rochdale an...


Top 10 Birth Stories You Wont Believe "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the MostAmazingTop10 YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top 10 Birth Stories You Wont Believe Subscribe To The Vlog Channel: Welcome back everyone to Most Amazing Top 10 my name is Danny Burke and today were gonna be taking


A blessed spring "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

TWH   While for many today marks the festive celebration of St. Patricks Day, this coming week brings the vernal (spring) equinox and the astronomical beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. The actual equinox occurs Mar. 20 at 6:29 am EDT (16:15 UTC). At the same time in the southern hemisphere, it will be the autumnal equinox, and the beginning of the fall season.


Many Pagans, Heathens, and polytheists celebrate the spring equinox as Ostara, Lady Day, Shubun-sai, or simply the coming of spring. Within their own varied and diverse traditions, they find ways to honor or recognize the warming days and renewed growth, as winter makes its slow departure.

In addition, Apr. 1 brings the celebration, so to speak, of Aprils Fools Day, which reportedly has roots dating back to the 1500s in Europe. In 1957, the BBC published its famous spoof video documenting Switzerlands early Spring spaghetti crop. The video reportedly garnered mixed reactions. If nothing else, the video demonstrates the levity that the season can bring.

While the exact roots of April Fools Day are unknown, there is some speculation that the tradition is tied to the spring equinox with the seasons changeable weather and unpredictable weather patterns. In addition the day has also been linked to the story of lifes journey found in the progression of the major arcana of traditional tarot. April corresponds to the first card, the Fool, which is considered the point of lifes beginnings.

Other March and early springtime festivals and holidays include Holi or the Hindu festival of color, Higan in Japan, the Naw-Rz or New Year in the Bahai faith, the Christian holy days of Good Friday and Easter, and the Jewish holidays of Purim and Passover. There are many others both secular and religious, including St. Patricks Day.

The spring equinox also marks the beginning of the U.S. Pagan festival season with the opening of Equinox in the Oaks held in Florida. This year, the festival is being hosted the first week of April.

While much of the country is still shaking off winter and even experiencing snow, Floridas early spring weather is ideal for an outdoor camping and ritual event. Equinox...


Hacked Exchange Coincheck Drops Three Anonymity-Focused Coins After FSA Inspection "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Recently hacked Coincheck removes three anonymity-focused coins from exchange #NEWS


New York Power Companies Can Now Raise Rates for Bitcoin Miners "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

New York Power Companies Can Now Raise Rates for Bitcoin Miners

The state of New York may be a difficult place to set up a mining venture in the region as lawmakers have ruled that power companies can raise their electricity rates if miners choose to use the states hydropower.

Also Read: From Attack to Optimization Slush Pool Reveals ASIC Boost Compatibility

Charging Higher Electricity Rates to Cryptocurrency Companies

New York Power Companies Can Now Raise Rates for Bitcoin MinersThe New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has decided to allow municipal electricity providers the ability to raise rates for bitcoin miners and data centers. The reason NY officials chose to let power companies raise electric rates is because 36 municipal power suppliers petitioned the PSC committee. The power companies believe that when data centers and cryptocurrency miners take advantage of the cheap hydropower in the state, average customers lose out. The PSC ruling on March 15th states:  

The New York State Public Servi...


McCabes termination: Look What McCabe Issues To Trump, Immediately Gets WORSE News "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today McCabes termination: Look What McCabe Issues To Trump, Immediately Gets WORSE News Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate


Forgot to post this months ago. New tattoo "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Forgot to post this months ago. New tattoo


Monero Is the Favorite Cryptocurrency of Cyber Criminals, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A study found that cybercriminals launder $80-$200 billion a year and are moving away from Bitcoin as Monero offers greater anonymity.

Cybercriminals Launder Up To $200 Billion Each Year, Says Report

Virtualization technology-focused security firm security firm Bromium announced the findings of an independent study into the macroeconomics of cybercrime. Into the Web of Profit, a report released by the company, concludes that cybercriminal proceeds make up an estimated 8-10 percent of total illegal profits laundered globally, which amounts to $80-$200 billion each year.

Additionally, the report found that virtual currencies are now the primary tool used by cybercriminals for money laundering. Monero, a cryptocurrency that provides greater anonymity, is becoming criminals favorite as they move away from Bitcoin.

Dr. Mike McGuire, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Surrey University and author of the report, said:

Its no surprise to see cybercriminals using virtual currency for money laundering. The attraction is obvious. Its digital, so is an easily convertible way of acquiring and transferring cybercrime revenue. Anonymity is also key, with platforms like Monero designed to be truly anonymous, and tumbler services like CoinJoin that can obscure transaction origins. Targeted organizations must do more to protect their customers.

The study also found that in-game purchases and currencies are spurring a rise in gaming-related laundering, as China and South Korea become hotspots for gaming-currency laundering; PayPal and other digital payment systems are employed by cybercriminals to launder money; and digital payment systems laundering often involves the use of micro-laundering techniques where multiple, small payments are made so laundering limits arent triggered.

Gregory Webb, Chief Executive Officer of Bromium, commented: We invested in this research to instigate a meaningful conversation about how to disrupt the economic systems and poor security practices that enable cybercrime around the world; frankly because its far too easy for them.

Today it is easy for hackers to infect machines, steal data, and hold businesses and individuals for ransom or sell stolen IP because enterprise defenses are not fit for purpose. It is equally easy for them to wash that money and convert it into cash and the rise in the use of unregulated, virtual currencies is making this even easier. We need to attack the problem in a different way. Law enforcement, the cybersecurity industry and both the public and private sectors need to be vigilant about disrupting cybercrime. Protecting applications that access sensitive data is an absolute requirement. We need a whole new approach to cybersecurity or these figures will continu...


Florida State Employee Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency on Agency Infrastructure "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

According to a statement released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), an employee at the Department of Citrus was found using state-owned computing hardware to mine cryptocurrencies. The perpetrator, Matthew McDemott, served as the information technology manager for the department, which overlooks the functioning of the citrus industry in Florida. The FDLE arrested Continued

The post Florida State Employee Arrested for Mining Cryptocurrency on Agency Infrastructure appeared first on CCN


Chicago Students From Simeon High School Trash Walmart during the National Student Walkout protest "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Chicago Students From Simeon High School Trash Walmart during the National Student Walkout protest

Published on Mar 16, 2018

A mob of up to 60 students from Simeon Career Academy were on the warpath on Wednesday, vandalizing a local Walmart to protest guns and the Second Amendment. READ MORE:

Published on Mar 16, 2018

Walmart employees from the store tell us that they threw smoke bombs and that they also heard several gunshots during the rampage.


Antarctica's mysteries SOLVED? Expert lifts lid on 'UFOs and Nazi bases' on Google Earth "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

ANTARCTICAS most mind-boggling mysteries found on Google Earth may finally have been solved, Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal.


IJR logo search icon Sign Up Log In IJR RED Ohio Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control Walkout "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Ohio Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control Walkout

| MAR 16, 2018 | 3:54 PM

A high school student in Hilliard, Ohio, didnt want to pick sides in the contentious gun debate surrounding Wednesdays National Walkout, so he stayed in class instead of joining the largely anti-gun protest or an alternative study hall.

Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker was then reportedly slapped with a suspension.

The student argued that divisive politics have no place in Americas schools and he refused to take sides in the debate, according to the Associated Press.

10TV/Jacob Shoemaker

Shoemaker's suspension citation was posted online, possibly by a friend, and the story quickly went viral.

Student refused to follow instructions afte...


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Takes Part in Anti-Gun Die-In Protest Surrounded by Armed Guards "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Takes Part in Anti-Gun Die-In Protest Surrounded by Armed Guards

New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo took part in a die-in protest against gun owners Wednesday in New York City.

Cuomo joined the New York city students at their die-in protests.

It would have been more impressive if the governor was not surrounded by armed guards.

Even when Cuomo spoke to the children his security was not far from the governor.

Heres video:

The curious case of Parkland school shooting student survivor Emma Gonzalez "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

The curious case of Parkland school shooting student survivor Emma Gonzalez

After the February 14, 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, two student survivors Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg were interviewed on CNN, demanding gun control and trashing President Trump and the NRA.

Note that at the 0:14 mark in the video, the CNN anchor woman clearly identified both Gonzalez and Hogg as Douglas High students:

Two of those students who [sic] youll recognize join us now, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg.

Throughout the interview with CNN, Gonzalez repeatedly identified as a student.

At the 2:35 mark, Gonzalez said:

I do want to reiterate the FBI were some of the amazing first responders who were helping us get to safety.

In response to the anchors question of whether theyve been invited to President Trumps listening session with students, Gonzalez said (3:03 mark):

Um, I believe weve been invited but neither of us is going. We have a preset...


Whats With All the Poor Negative Film Reviews? "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

I dont usually go the negative Nellie with anything photo related, sometimes its best to keep your mouth firmly shut. But Im not going to take it anymore, Im as mad as hell, and Im going to lean right out the window and shout it to the world, enough, Im done with rubbish samples of film technology on the Web.

The samples I have in this article are not what Id class as fine art, but I hope they demonstrate a few points along the way.

Backstory For These Pics

A few years ago I decided to take a series of photos of locations around my hometown which I believed would disappear or be radically changed within the next few years, there were around a hundred pics in the set. Indeed it was more of a historical record, something I encourage my students to do in their own hometowns. I decided for artistic reasons that I wanted to shoot the set on color neg film, I was particularly after the subtle color and granularity for printing purposes and also for posterity it meant I had a collection of negatives as well as digital files.

In the interim period pretty much all the things I shot are now gone, sadly so are quite a few other locations I hadnt the foresight to record.

The film was 35mm Fujicolor X-Tra 400, so nothing special at all, probably not a film ever regarded for its ultra-fine grain. The scans were done with a custom rig I built using my Sony A900 and a Nikkor Micro 55mm f2.8. I use modern mirrorless cameras now as I can get better focus and overall results, so these results are nowhere near the limit. The A900 Sony 12-bit files were always an issue for this task having a tendency to posterize in some situations when working the neg inversions.

Railway Bowling Club in Goulburn, Fuji 400 X Tra

The Rant

Before I launch into my rant, I need to make some things really clear. I dont want to be taken out of context, though Im sure the trolls will charge headlong from beneath whatever bridges theyre living under to flog me mercilessly with their wisdom and wit (probably not much wit, but if you do want to lash me, do with a smile and joke).

So before you launch back, bear in mind these six things.

Thing number 1. I think color neg film is lovely stuff, I shot with it professionally for 25 yrs, Ive nothing at all against the stuff.

Thing number 2. Film does have a charm of its own, especi...



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Gotcha News Network YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.



NEWS ALERT: President Trump About to FIRE Another! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the The Next News Network YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Get Next News Email Alerts!
Subscribe to the channel:

Joshua Caplan for the Gateway Pundit reports, President Trump is considering replacing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin with U.S. Army Veteran and Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth, Townhall reports.

See the report here:

Read More/Source/Credit/FairUse:

REPORT: President Trump Considering Pete Hegseth For Cabinet Position

Share this to Facebook:

Tweet This video:!%20https%3A//

Got Kids or Grandkids? Take a break at our new Kids Channel: (( SUBSCRIBE ))


Patreon $5/mo:
Give Once:
Give BTC: 13Hd1HFqS5CDLCMcFQPWu9wumubo6X2hSM
Next News T-Shirt Shop:

Teach Your Child About Liberty:

Learn How To Make Easy Money Trading:


50% off with PROMO CODE: Makemoney

Protect Your Information From Big Data Click Here!

Protect Your Information Next News

Enter Promo Code: nextnews for 20% OFF !

Stock Up On Survival Food Today!



What If Leprechauns Were Real? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the LifesBiggestQuestions YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

What If Leprechauns Were Real? Subscribe To Lifes Biggest Questions: Fiddledydee! Rainbows, pots of gold, the luck of the Irish. Little men with beards and tall hats,


FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long.  - Cliff Owen/AP

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal government's first responder to floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, has eliminated references to climate change from its strategic planning document for the next four years.

That document, released by FEMA on Thursday, outlines plans for buildin...


Luxembourgs Financial Regulator Issues Warning Against Cryptocurrencies and ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Luxembourgs Financial Regulator warns the public about ICOs and crypto, not concerned about Blockchain tech #NEWS


British Student INSULTS Trump, Watch Ann Coulters Response "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Conservative Network YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

British student confronts Ann Coulter On president Trump and Other issues, Gets a brilliant reply from Ann. Credit :Ann Coulter @Queens college.


Using Diffusion Filters: A Comparison of LEE Soft Filters 1 to 5 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Ive used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you havent heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera. The resulting images taken with a diffusion filter have an appearance of reduced contrast that ultimately looks hazy, offering a slightly dream-like effect.

This soft-focus, hazy looking image was a more popular style many years ago and it was a way of making skin look soft and more flattering in a time before Photoshop and skin retouching. Now diffusion filters rarely get used as we prefer to take a clean looking image and retouch the skin ourselves later on in post-pro but I use them for creative lighting effects rather than to soften features and the effect is growing in popularity as we look for ways to introduce some interest into our shots via in-camera effects.

Why would you use a diffusion filter?

Well, of course you can still use diffusion filters for their originally intended look and those photographers who love the old black and white Hollywood portraits of the 1950s love using diffusion filters to mimic that style. But I personally use them for a different reason and that is to create lens flare, and a lot of it.

Take a look at the quick side by side shots below to see how much a diffusion filter actually does compared to not using one when theyre used in conjunction with studio strobes.

The images above were taken moments apart and the only difference between them is the addition of a diffusion filter on the front of the lens.

Theres still a few diffusion filters on the market but like I said, theyre not as popular as they once were so they can be a little tricky to come by. As a result, I must receive at least 3 or 4 messages a week asking which one I use, where I got it, why do I use it etc, etc. So I thought Id put this quick article together to answer some of those questions.

Which diffusion filters do I use?

I have tried several over the years but the one that Im currently using is by LEE Filters and their diffusion filters are actually called Softs. Heres the link to their site:...


Is Meditation the Answer to Trumps Goal to Reduce Veteran Suicides? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

According to a new study reported in the journal Military Medicine (in press), Transcendental Meditation (TM) stands out as one such practical, effective option. In the study, 80 p


Consumer Complaints Rise 669% After Crypto Prices Decline "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Consumer Complaints Rise 669% After Crypto Prices Decline

Just recently a consumer research group called Valuepenguin did an analysis on complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) between June 1, 2017 and March 1, 2018. According to the study, after the significant 50-60 percent downturn in cryptocurrency values, consumer complaints surged by 669 percent.

Also Read: Israeli Supreme Court Forbids Bank From Denying Service to Bitcoin Exchange

Crypto-Consumer Complaints Rise by 669%

Cryptocurrencies reached all-time highs last year and BTC/USD markets touched $19,600 per coin on December 16th. Since then a lot has changed as most crypto-assets have lost at least half or more of their fiat value since that date. The consumer analysis group Valuepenguin decided to do a study on the number of complaints filed with the CFPB between June 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018. The results were staggering, showing a 669 percent increase in consumer complaints after the prices of digital currencies dropped in value this year.



Deadly hailstorm hits Lesotho, southern Africa "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An intense hailstorm hit Lesotho's southern district of Quthing on March 14, 2018, leaving a trail of destruction and at least 5 people dead. The storm that hit the kingdom on Wednesday, March 14 smashed windows on many cars, homes and other structures, killed...... Read more


McCabes termination :Sessions Releases Statement Explaining Why "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today McCabes termination :Sessions Releases Statement Explaining Why Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate & Support This Channel:


Updates on the Southeast Trans and/or Womens Action Camp in North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

submitted to Earth First! Newswire

Local community organizers will be hosting a rural and urban direct action camp in so-called Asheville, North Carolina from April 26th-29th. This camp is open to all female, trans, trans women, trans men, gender queer, gender variant, two-spirited, agender, and otherwise non-cis male-identifying people. TWAC is an approach to smashing patriarchy and opposing all forms of oppression through direct action, skill-sharing, and mutual aid for the sake of individual  and collective liberation for all. It is our goal to empower those of us who are systematically  silenced and oppressed due to socially-constructed gender and racial inequalities, to have our  voices be heard and to bring together communities of resistance in spaces that consciously  subvert the power dynamics we often experience in cis and male-dominated spaces. We hope to build power and amplify voices within our community, heal, and strengthen our cultures of resistance.This camp is striving to prioritize the voices of indigenous and black
activists and comrades, especially in the south. The relationship between environmental
movements and transformative racial and transgender justice is crucial and something that we
will continue to discuss.

This four-day camp will offer workshops and discussions on a wide range of topics
including: urban and rural direct action, earth-skills, art & activism, conflict resolution, botany,
tree climbing, anti-fascist and anti-racist organizing, prisoner support, DIY medicine and
first-aid, herbalism, caucuses and much more! The camp will be held on a piece of land in the
mountains about 30 minutes from Asheville. We have not yet disclosed the exact location
publicly for the sake of security, but once you complete the registration for...


Doors-Off Helicopter Flights Halted by FAA After NYC Photo Tour Crash "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The FAA has issued an immediate ban on certain doors-off helicopter flights nationwide in the aftermath of the photo tour helicopter crash in New York City this week. 5 passengers died by drowning in the East River after not being able to escape their safety harnesses.

The New York Times reports that the FAA is scrutinizing on the harnesses used in doors-off flights, as they attach passengers to the rear of the cabin and do not have any way to be removed quickly in the event of an emergency.



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the #Mind Warehouse YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

TechZone Have you ever thought about the meaning of life? After all, this question has been puzzling humankind since ancient times and it is still relevant. People


After a Slow Start, Bitcoin Will Hit Its Prime in the Years to Come "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A lot of things can change over the course of nine years. In the Bitcoin world, we have seen major changes as well. While there is still work to be done, these are still the early stages of cryptocurrency in general. Adoption will only increase moving forward, as the best has yet to come.

The Bitcoin Story so Far

It has become evident Bitcoin has seen some interesting changes. Things have evolved in an interesting direction compared to nine years ago. It is safe to say the currency has come a very long way since the initial release. What started out as a niche project has turned into the worlds leading cryptocurrency. Moreover, cryptocurrency is now a phenomenon which cant be ignored any longer.

As of last year, banks finally started showing an interest in Bitcoin. With a few institutions venturing into the world of Bitcoin futures, the tone is set. Other institutions even publicly acknowledge Bitcoin is a threat to their business model. All of this further confirms the best is yet to come for the worlds leading cryptocurrency.

At the same time, some problems have remained. Bitcoin still lacks scaling, its not the most technologically-advanced solution, and it is losing traction among early adopter merchants. However, that doesnt mean people will stop using Bitcoin as a payment method all of a sudden either. In fact, it seems now is a good time to stop thinking about Bitcoin as just an investment vehicle.

What Comes Next for BTC?

The big question is how this industry will evolve over the next nine years. Right now, there is so much focus on the Bitcoin price, people tend to miss out on the big picture. Over one in two Square merchants is willing to experiment with BTC payments. That is an extremely positive signal for the cryptocurrency industry as a whole.When the merchants pay attention to BTC as a currency again, big things will happen eventually.


7 Times Jordan Peterson Went Unhinged Genius "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The idea that you can target an ethnic group with a collective crime, regardless of the specific innocence or guilt of the constituent elements of that group...there is absolutely nothing more racist than that. It is absolutely abhorrent.


Resolution 2028 (Cont. 4) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: Res. 2028 cont. (031702) Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, FORECASTS, ANALYSIS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. 031702, CJ, FIRE-EARTH Conference, OCT, Resolution 2028, TML . . . . . Advertisements


PR: The Man Who Sold His House for Bitcoin Has Joined the MoneyToken Advisory Board "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Man Who Sold His House for Bitcoin Has Joined the MoneyToken Advisory Board

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.

Didi Taihuttu, also known as the man who sold his house for bitcoin, has joined the MoneyToken advisory board.

Didi brings to MoneyToken a wealth of experience in cryptocurrency, and has been mining and trading in cryptocurrency assets since 2011 but his real claim to fame started last summer, when Didi sold everything he owned and invested it in Bitcoin, with the intention of holding on to his crypto-investments until at least 2021.

Join the MoneyToken Private Sale
All token sale contributors protected by The MoneyToken Falling Market Protection Mechanism.

If you are a cryptocurrency holder, or interested in finding out more about the project, feel free to join the MoneyToken telegram chat

We think that Didi is a living example of an exceptional belief in Bitcoin, a man who has been prepared to stake his whole lifes earnings on the future of cryptocurrency. We are thrilled to have him join the MoneyToken advisory board and to receive Didis support for our venture, because for us it means that the man whose belief in Bitcoin is unconditional also holds that belief in the MoneyToken project, and that is both incredibly flattering, reassuring and inspiring Alex Rass, MoneyToken co-founder.

Contact Email Address
Supporting Link


Bitcoin Slips to $7,840 as Sell Volumes Intensify, Cryptocurrency Market Slumps "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The valuation of the cryptocurrency market, which hovered near the $470 billion mark merely two weeks ago, has declined to $313 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin fell in value. Bitcoin Slumps Over the past 24 hours, the price of bitcoin fell from $8,600 to $7,840, by nearly $800. While trading volumes of most major Continued

The post Bitcoin Slips to $7,840 as Sell Volumes Intensify, Cryptocurrency Market Slumps appeared first on CCN


Married Couple Discover Themselves in Photo Shot 11 Years Before They Met "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

A married couple in China recently discovered that they had unknowingly been captured in the same photo as teenagers, 11 years before they met and fell in love.

Channel NewsAsia reports that a Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue had met and fallen in love in the city of Chengdu in 2011.

While going through Ms. Xues old family photos earlier this month at his mother-in-laws house, Mr. Ye came across a photo of his wife visiting the city of Qingdao as a teenager. Upon seeing the snapshot, Mr. Ye instantly recognized himself in the background.

Mr. Ye in the background of Ms. Xues family photo.

When I saw the photo, I was taken by surprised and I got goosebumps all over my body that was my pose for taking photos, Mr. Ye tells Sina News. I also took a photo, it was the same posture (as captured in Ms Xues photo), just from a different angle.

Mr. Yes photo, captured at exactly the same time and place.

He had visited the exact same location at the exact same time while with a tour group. Whats more, they were posing for different pictures at exactly the same moment on July 2000.

Ms. Xue had visited Qingdao to help her mother relax after undergoing an operation a few months earlier. Mr. Ye had been visiting May Fourth Square in Qingdao because his mother had taken ill after booking herself the trip and asked her son to go in her place.

Qingdao and Chengdu, cities of 9 and 14 million people (respectively), are separated by over 1,100 miles and it takes over 20 hours to drive between the two cities.

The couples photos have gone viral in China, where people are pointing to the pictures as evidence that the two were destined for each other.



Welcome To Craft Schooling Sunday! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! Spring has arrived in full force here in Northern Israel, with rolling hills covered in yellow mustard, beautiful weather and cleaning for Passover in high gear, with the...


Facing Reality: #PoliticalPrisoners and #PropagandaWars "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Facing Reality: Political Prisoners and Propaganda Wars: Reactionary propaganda is used to deny parole to long-time political prisoners says ex-political prisoner and current co-chair of the National Jericho Movement Jihad Abdulmumit who was back to provide an update on the parole status of Mutulu Shakur, Sundiata Acoli, Jalil Muntaqim, Robert "Seth" Hayes and Herman Bell.


Trump Releases Brilliant $900M Maneuver On Chuck Schumer, Now Hes Scrambling "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Trump Releases Brilliant $900M Maneuver On Chuck Schumer, Now Hes Scrambling Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate & Support


Coincheck Cryptocurrency Hack Goes Unpunished Despite Money Being Launderred "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrency thefts are nothing new these days. A lot of hackers have successfully attacked exchanges in the past The recent Coincheck exchange shows how easy it is and launder the money accordingly. It also highlights exchanges have work to do when it comes to fighting these problems.

Coincheck Hack Laundering Issues

It is safe to say laundering cryptocurrencies still poses a problem. Especially when dealing with large amounts, there are a fair few issues to take into account. The recent Coincheck hack, for example, shows how difficult this job can be. With $500m in stolen NEM to be cleaned up, there is a lot of work to be done. Doing so on the open market is pretty much impossible without raising red flags.

Most exchanges and the NEM Foundation keep close tabs on the stole funds. Doing so should effectively prevent the hackers from laundering the stolen funds accordingly. Even so, Nikkei reports how close to $80m worth of stolen NEM has been laundered through regular exchanges. That seems pretty much impossible, given all of the flagged addresses. Moreover, it is not mentioned with exchange has been used in this regard.

Converting NEM to BTC can only be done on a handful of exchanges right now. It seems more likely the funds were funneled through the darknet in many different ways. While the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has 100 officers on the case, very little progress has been made so far. The Coincheck hack still remains a mystery which goes by unsolved. Something will need to change in this regard sooner rather than later.

Cryptocurrency Theft Still Goes Unpunished

The bigger problem is how there have been dozens of exchange hacks in the past. Very few of those cases were ever solved. Coinchecks incident is no different in this regard, as no suspects have been identified at this point in time. There are concerns North Korean hackers may be...


US Court Shuts Down Promoters of Three Deceptive Crypto Schemes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

US Court Shuts Down Promoters of Three Deceptive Crypto Schemes

A U.S. federal court has placed a restraining order on and frozen the assets of four alleged promoters of deceptive schemes involving cryptocurrencies at the request of the countrys Federal Trade Commission.

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

US Courts Order

US Court Shuts Down Promoters of Three Deceptive Crypto SchemesThe U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Friday that a federal court has shut down promoters of deceptive cryptocurrency schemes at its request. The FTC is an independent agency of the U.S. government. Its goal is to promote consumer protection and prevent anti-competitive business practices.

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 c...


Breaking: Trustee Of Infamous Mt. Gox Denies BTC, BCH Sales Affected Crypto Markets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mt. Gox trustee blamed for crypto market crash says all coins were sold without affecting the market price #BREAKING


Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, March 17, 2018, #136 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

443sDane Wigington Will the climate engineering terrorists hammer the US east coast with a 4th engineered winter weather event in a row? The 4th such event in just over 2 weeks? We are now being told that a new pathogen, disease X, may soon decimate global populations. Will the global power brokers soon choose to


Water in Shitty New Game Looks Beautiful "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

AUSTIN Early reviews are indicating that Adventures of Slappy, a newly released action/adventure game, has horrible controls, ugly characters, a confusing story, and stunningly gorgeous water graphics.

Review aggregate website Metacritic has the independent title ranked as one of the worst reviewed video games ever released. Its vivid, lifelike water appears to be the only component players are finding agreeable.

Maneuvering Slappy the Badger through these poorly designed levels is less fun than a funeral, reads one user review. Every characters face is just a blur of boring garbage and the generic textures made me want to throw up. But man, that water is beautiful. And everyone knows thats the hardest part by far.

In addition to complaints about the mechanics and looks, the games sound has drawn much criticism from the early reviews as well.  Critics are alleging that the games unconventional audio has led to everything from mild nausea to seizures in nearby pets and children. A spokesman for the game blamed a mismanagement of resources.

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

Oh yeah, I wish we coulda ironed out some of the audio issues, no doubt about it, said AF Games President Jim Stappler.  We really poured our heart and souls into making sure our first game had the best looking water ever. We just lost steam after that. Making a video game is way harder than we thought it would be. All the programming and coding, its so boring. That water looks good though, right? That was the first thing we worked on.

Most reviewers agree that the games esoteric plot somehow centers o...


The Best Places to Throw up This Weekend Before the St. Patricks Day Posers Get to Them "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This one goes out to my REAL problem drinkers. Saturday is St. Patricks Day, which is basically Comic-Con for Poser Alcoholics, and that means all the best puking spots will be occupied by people who think Irish Car Bombs are seasonal, when any REAL drinker knows theyre available year round at any reputable brunch establishment or in the hatchback of my car.

This is a problem because you cannot avoid these people. Its not like youre not going to drink on St. Paddys Day. It is a DAY, after all. But theres a solution- common law states that possession is 9/10th of the law so if you coat a spot with your vomit, you own it. So grab a Mickeys and follow me!

The Alley
DO NOT SPEW IN THE ALLEY NEXT TO THE BAR YOU WERE DRINKING AT. Thats a total poser move. Plus, they might ban you. If you can wait, try to make it to an alley next to a bar that has already 86d you. Revenge is best served body temperature and sour-smelling.

Your vomit has organic matter in it so honestly youre probably helping them grow. Bonus fun fact: you can also sleep in bushes if you cant make it home.

Other People
Spite puke on the posers stealing your good vom spots, but be prepared for a fight. If youre gonna puke on a person, do it on someone who will not retaliate like an unaccompanied minor. Whats he doing out this late on St. Patricks Day anyway? Teach that kid a lesson. It takes a village to raise a child so do your part by puking on a kids head.

Related: Just Because I Dont Drink Anymore Doesnt Mean I Have to Stop Puking in Ubers


Bank of America ATM
Puke on banks. Read Marx. Beware the security cameras.

Your Exs Front Porch
Dont feel bad! You had to clean up your heart when they left you because you refused to clean up your act, so now they can clean up your puke in the harsh, bright Sunday morning light. And good luck trying to scrape it up without the shovel you stole from their shed.

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Support the Hard Times with a t-shirt:


These people are not your friends. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

These people are not your friends. There's no evidence whatsoever that these people conducting these protests know what it is they're protesting against.


3 Places Preppers Would Never Think to Scrounge For Survival Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Jeremiah Johnson at

This is a segment that you can take for ideas and build off of for yourself.  Survival is all about improvisation, and adaptability: those who adapt to the situation have a better chance at making it through the tough times.  This is a different kind of segment, though.  The information here is how to make it on what you can scrounge in the wintertime. Sounds simple, right? It isnt.

We Live in an Imperfect World That is Not Prepper-Friendly

The reason is the perfect world we live in does not present you with many opportunities to train. For that matter, there isnt a lot of encouragement either. Certainly, no one will encourage you: not your family members, your neighbors, or community in general, let alone the governmentlocal, state, or federal.  Thats not life.

No, most of these guys just mentioned are only concerned with you playing to the system by getting up in the morning, going off to your work (to earn taxable income) so that you can pay your taxes, consuming foods, materials, and other necessities (with taxes), driving (using fuel thats taxed) homethe one with your mortgage and property taxes, that have, wella nice, established way for you to keep your lawn, groundsyou knowhow to live, right?  In an acceptable manner, right?  A small cog in a giant machine, working and consuming until its time to call your number in.  Then your money and property what you have left, that you paid taxes on all the way?  Time to tax it again until the government (kicking and screaming) magnanimously gives whats left to your heirs.

The Only One Who Will Help You Succeed and Excel is You

As a general reminder, you never know when the next emergency will happen, so make sure you have the basic necessities to get through the most unpredictable situation.

  • ...

3 Places Preppers Would Never Think to Scrounge For Survival Supplies "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Jeremiah Johnson at

This is a segment that you can take for ideas and build off of for yourself.  Survival is all about improvisation, and adaptability: those who adapt to the situation have a better chance at making it through the tough times.  This is a different kind of segment, though.  The information here is how to make it on what you can scrounge in the wintertime. Sounds simple, right? It isnt.

We Live in an Imperfect World That is Not Prepper-Friendly

The reason is the perfect world we live in does not present you with many opportunities to train. For that matter, there isnt a lot of encouragement either. Certainly, no one will encourage you: not your family members, your neighbors, or community in general, let alone the governmentlocal, state, or federal.  Thats not life.

No, most of these guys just mentioned are only concerned with you playing to the system by getting up in the morning, going off to your work (to earn taxable income) so that you can pay your taxes, consuming foods, materials, and other necessities (with taxes), driving (using fuel thats taxed) homethe one with your mortgage and property taxes, that have, wella nice, established way for you to keep your lawn, groundsyou knowhow to live, right?  In an acceptable manner, right?  A small cog in a giant machine, working and consuming until its time to call your number in.  Then your money and property what you have left, that you paid taxes on all the way?  Time to tax it again until the government (kicking and screaming) magnanimously gives whats left to your heirs.

The Only One Who Will Help You Succeed and Excel is You

As a general reminder, you never know when the next emergency will happen, so make sure you have the basic necessities to get through the most unpredictable situation.


The Oregon high desert still show signs of water erosion in this valley that was once a lake. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The Oregon high desert still show signs of water erosion in this valley that was once a lake.


Traditional Liechtenstein Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Citizens of Liechtenstein, a country that has become rather famous for its cryptocurrency acceptance, will soon be able to purchase digital currencies directly from a bank. Given the royal familys demonstrated interest in the asset class and the general willingness to embrace cryptocurrency development, the move is perhaps not too surprising. According to a press Continued

The post Traditional Liechtenstein Bank Launches Cryptocurrency Investment Platform appeared first on CCN


The Link Between Potassium Deficiency and Cancer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: The Link Between Potassium Deficiency and Cancer For more content like this visit

By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers You may have heard of natural medicine maverick Max Gerson, MD, and his pioneering work around cancer and metabolism in the late 1940s and early 1950s. If so, you may also know that one of the conditions Gerson focused on in preventing and healing cancer was potassium deficiency. Gerson discovered that []

Source: The Link Between Potassium Deficiency and Cancer Learn more at - Healthy News and Information.


Secretive Wall Street Firm Includes Bitcoin In Its Traded Assets "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

BTC is one of the assets traded by Jane Street Capital, a Wall Street firm that trades $13 bln in equities daily #NEWS


New Study Finds That Punching Walls Hurts Your Hand "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A new study by the Center for National Studies has found that people who punch walls are likely to hurt their hands. This breakthrough research took the scientific community by surprise as it was previously believed that punching a hard, immovable...


Photos of Triangle Shaped Antigravity Craft over Orlando, Florida "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The following video analyses a series of five photos taken in a remote area of Orlando, Florida by my anonymous source, JP, on March 16, 2018. The photos show a craft estimated by JP to be flying/hovering at an altitude 2000-5000 feet high, and the size of two jumbo jets. JP says that he had []

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]


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


New Earth News- How To Prepare For The Wave "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Michelle Walling, New Earth News Correspondent In5d has been sharing information through New Earth News on the waves of energy sweeping the planet and The Event. The time is getting closer for something to happen that will change everything, and those who wish to move forward into a New Earth reality will have a []

The post New Earth News- How To Prepare For The Wave appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


Crypto Trading App Robinhood Expected to Hit $5.6 Billion Valuation with New Funding "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Robinhoods valuation is expected to jump fourfold to around $5.6 billion, driven by the stock brokerage apps popularity among millennials. The company, which offers cryptocurrency trades in addition to stock trades, is in the process of securing around $350 million from an investor group led by DST Global, a Russian firm. The group led Robinhoods Continued

The post Crypto Trading App Robinhood Expected to Hit $5.6 Billion Valuation with New Funding appeared first on CCN


Bitmain Announces New Monero-Mining Antminer X3, Cryptos Devs Say Will Not Work "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Monero vows to block the mining capabilities of Bitmains new Antminer X3 #NEWS



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

NEMESIS!!HILLARY CLINTON RUSHED TO HOSPITAL FOR DEGRADING HEALTH ISSUES .thanks for watching. Like,share and subscribe FAIR USE NOTICE: The use of media materials featured on this channel


15 Unconventional Action Figures That Make Toys Even More Fun "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Cool Action Figures Funny Action Figures Unconventional Action Figures Figurines

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

Inspired by childhood classics, many contemporary designers are reimagining the products that defined their youth. In addition to temporary tattoos for grown-ups and toys for adults, this nostalgia has culminated in a new generation of action figures.

Once only modeled after crime-fighting superheroes and rough-and-tumble daredevils, action figures today have taken on new identities. Some, like the enlightened Yoga Joe series and the quirky collection of dissected toys put a fun spin on well-known playthings. Others are unexpectedly posable, impressively customizable, and even entirely wearable!

No matter your playtime preference, you're sure to find a new favorite toy in this selection of unconventionally cool action figures.

These cool action figures make traditional toys even more playful.

Funny Action Figures Unconventional Action Figures Figurines GI Joe Action Figures

Brogamats | $25.00



Wendy McElroy: Privacy Do Not Come Late to the Revolution "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Privacy - Do Not Come Late to the Revolution

The Satoshi Revolution: A Revolution of Rising Expectations
Section 2: The Moral Imperative of Privacy
Chapter 6: Privacy is a Prerequisite of Human Rights
Segment 4: Privacy: Do Not Come Late to the Revolution

I think the Mailman is taking us on one at a time, starting with the weakest, drawing us in far enough to learn our True Namesand then destroying us. Vernor Vinge, True Names

True Names provides a point of reference for science fiction fans. The 1981 novella by Vernor Vinge is sometimes credited with launching the cyberpunk movement because it explores so many of the themes that were later developed in great detail. One theme: the protection of a true identity is vitally important to the freedom and the survival of an individual. A true identity is the name or other identifying information that can lead people directly to someone elses front door, whether the journey is to shake the persons hand or to arrest him. True Names has special relevance to the new privacy being created by cryptocurrency because it highlights the shift in the focus of privacy away from transactions to identities. Transactions and identities are no longer irrevocably connected. Indeed, they can be totally separated. And there are great advantages to doing so.

People will stumble over the issue of transparency when they consider crypto privacy. Because transactions on the blockchain are 100% transparent and avai...


Burris XTR II 2-10x Scope With SCR MOA Reticle Review: Best DMR Optic? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Mrgunsngear Channel YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

I do some shooting with the Burris XTR 2 2-10x scope, compare it to the XTR II 1-8x, explain the SCR reticle, and what I think of the scope overall.

Burris XTR II 2-10x:
Burris XTR II (code MAC5 for 5% off):

Mrgunsngear shirt:

Mrgunsngear patches/stickers:

Music by Youtube Creators & Epidemic Sound


Q&A On Storing Meat Without Refrigeration In Hot Areas "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

You work hard to stretch your grocery dollars, but theres no way around it meat is expensive. When you find a good deal, or if youre preparing for an emergency, you stockpile. Also, if youre a hunter like most of the people in my family are, you probably bring in game meat.

Regardless of how much meat you have in the freezer a lot or a little when emergency strikes, you dont want it to go bad.

Storing Meat Without Refrigeration In Hot Areas

How can I store meat in Florida with no refrigeration? Your attic is not cool, your storage building is not cool, and if you go underground it is still only about 68F if you are lucky. Can you please give me some ideas?

Thank You.


Yes, Frank, you got it right! This isnt much of an issue if you lose power because off a blizzard in Connecticut in February. Thats an entirely different set of worries, but keeping meat cold isnt one of them. But if you lose it because of a hurricane in Florida or Texas or the Bahamas in September, you have a problem. I know it because I live in Florida too.

Once meat defrosts, youre on a pretty strict time-clock, especially if you dont have a fridge. There are, of course, refrigeration units that you can build that dont need power, but chances are good that if youre reading this, youre probably a little too far behind the eight ball for that kind of info to do you any good.

Here are some tips that may help you get a bit more mileage before your meat goes bad. None of them are long-term solutions to refrigerating meat without power, but theyll help you get through a little longer.

Freeze Jugs and Baggies of Water

If you know the emergency is coming and you have meat stored in your refrigerator, prepare. Block ice melts much slower than bagged, cubed ice, plus youre probably not going to be able to lay hands on a bag of ice for two hundred square miles.

I save milk jugs and juice jugs (a couple of different sizes) and fill them with water. I usually fill some quart-sized baggies, too, then I freeze them. Typically, it takes a day or a day and a half for the milk jugs to freeze all the way through, and less for the smaller containers and baggies.

I realize you may not have much room in your freezer to hold the jugs, but since youre only a few days away from the storm, Throw the frozen ones to the back of the top shelf of the fridge where its coldest and throw a few more in the freezer.

Basically, what youre doing here is creating the elements for an old-fash...


House size UFO startles eyewitness in Ocala, Florida "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Eyewitness states: 
Square object about half the size of a 1300 square foot house. Flying not slow, not fast. Made 90 degree directional turn.


Richard Spencer says that antifa sucked all the fun out of college appearances, calls it quits "IndyWatch Feed Comics"


Elements of the left say that antifa tactics direct, physical confrontations with fascists and racists are a gift to the alt-right, letting them play victim and validating their paranoid fantasies about the persecution of white dudes but punched Nazi Richard Spencer says that antifa tactics have worked as intended, making it impossible for him to continue his on-campus recruitment tour for his forthcoming race-war.

Spencers admission of antifas victory was part of a long, dull Youtube video he posted last Sunday, in which he announced the premature end of his college tour, because When they become violent clashes and pitched battles, they arent fun, adding, Antifa is winning to the extent that theyre willing to go further than anyone else, in the sense that they will do things in terms of just violence, intimidating, and general nastiness.


LASD Deputy Needed to See Robbers Hands | 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 LASD Deputy who needed to see this robbers hands! Check them out at or their FB page at https://www.facebook


More Bubble Talk: Visa CFO Loses His S**t on Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Vasant Prabhu, CFO of card leader Visa, cant seem to come to terms with bitcoin. He didnt hold back his ire for the decentralized network to the Financial Times, instead pointing to its appeal for every crook and dirty politician not to mention clueless speculators. Visas Prabhu has been shocked by misguided retail investors who Continued

The post More Bubble Talk: Visa CFO Loses His S**t on Bitcoin appeared first on CCN


And Baby Makes 9 {HBA4C In Australia} "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

I thought you might be interested in my HBA4C from last year. I have 9 children with 3 vaginal births, 4 cesareans, hospital VBA4C and a HBA4C. Ive experienced many ups and downs during my labours and births. I am committed to sharing my birth stories to help give others strength and confidence that they CAN have control of their births.

My greatest achievements in life have been my 9 gorgeous children. Each of the journeys that delivered them to me has been unique. With each new pregnancy, my risk status grew in the eyes of healthcare providers and I became more determined each time to have the birth that I felt was not only mine by right, but what was best for myself, my baby and my family.

My birth history is quite extensive. I have had 8 hospital births. My first 3 were vaginal births (with interventions), the next 4 births were c/sections (after failure to progress diagnosis) 2 of those c/sections were attempted VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean), 1 was a forced elective. My next birth was a successful VBA4C in hospital. This leads me to the birth story of my most recent little cherub.  Gerri

This story starts during my 2nd trimester. I had booked into John Hunter Hospital for my 2nd VBA4C. I had birthed my 2 previous babies there with the last one being a VBAC. With this in mind, I expected to have my risk level lowered and not be subjected to the same old restrictions whilst in labour. Unfortunately, it wasnt to be. In fact more restrictions than ever were placed on me continuous monitoring, NO shower/water, laying on the bed, epidural upon arrival it was unacceptable that there was no room for negotiation. I began looking at my options.

I met my wonderful midwife at a VBAC support group when I was about 32wks. We got to talking all things birth and one of us mentioned homebirth. It was always something I admired but never thought possible with my history. Lisa was very supportive. We met up a few times and discussed the possibility of me home birthing in detail. My main obstacles, as I saw them, were the fact that 3 out of 4 of my vaginal births were assisted with ventouse (due to posterior positioning of bubs) and I had always been a huge fan of epidurals. A homebirth meant NO medical pain relief. My husband was against the idea as well, but being the independent person I am, told him that I would do it with or without him. After much toing and froing, research and discussion, I decided that a water homebirth would be the best option for another successful vbac.

5th August 2012 40+5wks. BAM!!! Im woken by a particularly strong contraction. Its 4am. I get up and go...


Sliding Down the Slippery Slope "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Benji Whalen, Kaprowcchhshkshhhh (2017), India ink, watercolor on paper, 8 x 10 inches (courtesy of the artist)

To find a way to draw during a political and moral descent, I can look to a painter working at a nadir, as Thomas Micchelli did at the outset of this series by pointing to Max Beckmanns Birds Hell. Beckmann gives us overgrown, foppish birds, dealing out topsy-turvy payback to their subjugated enemies. Describing a different painting, Departure (1932-33), Beckmann reportedly said he aimed for departure, from the illusions of life to the essential realities that lie hidden beyond.

Instead, we have a president who chases a life of illusion. The hair, the cloaking suits, the hotels, the pageants, the constant talk of winning  they all belong to a preening surface. Artists arent the only ones who believe in what Beckmann called the magic of reality. But as a practice at this time, an artists pursuit of essence may be our best instinct and way forward.

The post Sliding Down the Slippery Slope appeared first on Hyperallergic.


The Harshe Podcast Episode #28: Coffee and Tattoos Volume 2 "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

January and Brandon cap off a busy week talking about some of their favorite things coffee and tattoos! They talk about how pea milk is disqualified from being a valid alternative milk choice for coffee, how good Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee really is, and Januarys glee at Brandons recent agonizing tattoo experience!

Subscribe to the Harshe Podcast on iTunes!

Subscribe to the Harshe Podcast on Google Play!

Subscribe to the Harshe Podcast on Stitcher!

Click here to download Episode #28: Coffee and Tattoos Volume 2!


Doula Trainings International, or simply DTI, is an organization that certifies doulas while focusing on issues of justice.

DTI has reimagined what it looks like to become a modern doula, with a comprehensive 9-month program that includes ongoing peer to peer mentorship, business skills and in-depth video classes that complement a rigorous initial workshop, an extensive reading list, and practical experience requirements. 



What Did You Do To Prep This Week? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hello, folks, its hard to believe that its been a full week since our last segment. As they say, time flies when youre having fun or something like that You are having fun prepping right? If not then youre doing it wrong! Are you having fun prepping?

Before we get started with this weeks segment Id like to invite you to go over and look at a new site that I set up a couple of weeks ago. Its called Dude, Im Broke! The site is unique in that I search out camping, hunting, prepping and related gear thats priced at $20...

Read the whole entry... 


Coca-Cola Admits Its Dasani Bottled Water May Be Contaminated With Plastic "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Carey Wedler

This week, a study of eleven popular water bottle brands revealed microplastics are pervasive in packaging around the world. Though this may be unsurprising considering the widespread use of plastics, Coca-Cola admitted the possibility that their water products contain synthetic materials.

The research was commissioned by Orb Media, a non-profit journalistic organization, and conducted by researchers at the State University of New York. International brands tested included Nestle Pure Life, Evian, San Pellegrino, Dasani (owned by Coca-Cola), and Aquafina (owned by Pepsi), and overall, the results indicated there were microplastics in 93 percent of the bottles tested.

Nestle clocked the highest rate of microplastics per liter, with a high of 10,390 particles per liter (ppl). By comparison, the average for all brands tested was 325 ppl. Dasani aligned with the average, coming in at 335 ppl. Aquafina was at 1,295 while Evian and San Pellegrino had smaller amounts than the average (256 and 75, respectively). National brands had significant rates, including Aqua of Indonesia (4,713), Bisleri of India (5,230), and Epura of Mexico (2,267).

Of the 259 bottles tested from 19 locations in nine countries, only 17 were entirely free of microplastics.

Though Nestle had the highest rate of plastics, the company disputed the findings. In a statement to the BBC, they said its own internal testing for microplastics began more than two years ago and had not detected any above trace level, the outlet reported. A spokesman added that Prof...


Vanished Malaysia flight black box recording in a Twitter user's voicemail? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Transcription of voicemail:
sdangersositisdireforyoutoevacuatebecautioustheyarenothuman042933964230sosdangersoss danger sos it is dire for you to evacuate be cautious they are not human 042933964230 sos danger sos.


Family of Voice Star Christina Grimmie Helps Others Cope With Tragedy "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.

Christina Grimmies brother, Marcus, is still coming to terms with The Voice contestants tragic death two years ago. Grimmie, a rising star in the music world, was shot and killed during a post-concert meet-and-greet 2016. She was 22. Marcus helped launch the Christina Grimmie Foundation in her honor, with the goal of helping those hurt by tragedy the same way he was comforted by others. InsideEdition.coms Leigh Scheps ( has more.


Keiser Report: Quantum Nature of Bitcoin (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Keiser Report: Quantum Nature of Bitcoin Video RT TDC Note HODL the single worst piece of advice anyone could ever listen to or adhere to only a blind, stupid braindead moron would follow this type of...

The post Keiser Report: Quantum Nature of Bitcoin (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


By Trumps Logic on Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Big Pharma Should Be First "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jack Burns

On Thursday someone with ties to the Trump administration leaked information which indicates the president plans to execute drug dealers in an attempt to curb the national overdose death crisis. But absent from the presidents yet-unannounced policy is any accountability directed toward the billion-dollar pharmaceutical pain-killer industry largely responsible for the nearly 60,000 yearly overdose deaths which have surpassed 200,000 since 1999. If its true the president plans to apply the death penalty for street-level heroin dealers, the same punitive measure, logically, should be applied to the pharma-cartel as well.

To clarify, the Free Thought Project is not advocating for the death penalty for anyone. Government violence has not and never will be able to stop the sale and use of substances deemed illegal by the State. However, by this logic, the producers of pharmaceutical opioids are culpable under this alleged penalty. Rest assured, however, that they will undoubtedly be excluded from it due to their elite status and influence in the government.

To illustrate the hypocrisy of such a move, consider the following.



New Kid in Scene Not Sure Which Merch Table to Aimlessly Stand By "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

AUSTIN, Texas Recent transplant Andre Alvarado was reportedly unsure which merch table was socially acceptable to aimlessly stand by late last week while attending his first show in his new town, according to several eyewitness reports.

This is everyones nightmare. Back in my home scene, I was one of the top dogs, but now I have to start all over, said Alvarado, glancing at members of each table. I sort of hope someone calls me over to hang out but I dont want it to be some shitty n-metal band or a bunch of Easycore dweebs. Im probably just gonna keep pretending to look at my phone for a little longer.

Veterans of the Austin scene immediately noticed Alvarado looking for conversation at the mixed-bill show.

He was holding a beer, so the straight edge kids at the ClearlyxStraight table definitely wanted nothing to do with him, said Johan Brady of stoner-metal band Wake Apnea. I gotta give him credit, though he did the smart thing by walking right past the She-Bangers/Rusted Wrist table. Everyone in those bands has dated each other every which way, and they dont really take kindly to strangers.

I still remember my first show here, though, Brady added. Thankfully, I wore a Mastodon shirt, and some older punks intercepted this shoegaze dork trying to entice me with free stickers. God, who knows where Id be now if it werent for them.


Alvarado admitted that, because he isnt the most outgoing person, his discomfort is only making him more tense and resistant to meeting strangers.

Its hard to go up to any table at all. Even those kids handing out pamphlets about veganism I know theyd love to talk my ear off, but I just cant bring myself to do it, said Alvarado. If this were back in my old scene, I could hang out at any table and people would just let me take some pins or a zine. But, here, I feel weird even looking at anyone without sticking a dollar in the merch table tip jar.

Rather than face the embarrassment of hanging out at the wrong table, Alvarado allegedly ate...


What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-03-17) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

  This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. The purpose for this weekly open-forum is for any off-topic conversation during the week. Keep up to date with recent comments from ALL articles.   A Call To Action (Support Modern Survival Blog) As many of you know, the tech giant monopolies of the internet are quite apparently actively engaging in political censorship. For websites and social media accounts that

The post What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-03-17) appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.


Thailand to Pass Two New Cryptocurrency Laws "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Thailand to Pass Two Laws on Cryptocurrencies

Thai regulators have reportedly agreed to enact two separate laws on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings. They will regulate crypto businesses, the purchase and sale of cryptocurrencies, as well as their taxation.

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

Two Laws Being Drafted

Thailand to Pass Two Cryptocurrency LawsMr. Apisak Tantivorawong.

The Thai Minister of Finance, Mr. Apisak Tantivorawong, said on Thursday that the government is preparing to announce the regulations for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) by the end of this month, Channel 7 news reported.

After the cabinets meeting, the countrys deputy prime minister, Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, explained that two laws are being drafted, according to Thai Rath newspaper.



Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper on homeopathy whose authors had been arrested; news about 30 retractions for an engineer in South Korea; and a story about how two stem cell researchers who left Harvard under a cloud are being recommended for roles at Italys NIH. Heres what was happening Continue reading Weekend reads: No reproducibility crisis?; greatest corrections of all time; an archaeology fraud


Winning the Prepper Lottery "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Winning the Prepper Lottery

Winning the Prepper Lottery
Micheal Kline Reality Check Audio player below!

In this show we are going to be playing a little bit of fantasy. Sometimes you need to take a break from the doom and gloom and have fun. So tonight we are not going to be teaching a skill or cool prepper tool. Tonight we are going to talk about what we would buy if we won the lottery.

Continue reading Winning the Prepper Lottery at Prepper Broadcasting Network.


Avocado Seed Husks Loaded With Medicinal Compounds Could Be Used to Treat Cancer and Heart Disease "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lori Alton; NaturalHealth365

The avocado is a true superfood featuring a creamy, buttery-tasting pulp that is packed with healthy nutrients and precious phytochemicals. The large central seed, as well, are a source of beneficial oil. However, the husks surrounding the seed is considered waste, and routinely discarded.

But, this may soon be changing, with recent research suggesting that the seemingly-worthless husks may contain lifesaving compounds. Lets take a closer look at how avocado trash may soon be mined for medicinal treasures.

Study reveals: Avocado seed husks have important medicinal compounds

According to a recent study conducted at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and presented (recently) at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, DC, avocado seed husks may contain powerful medical compounds as well as chemicals that could be used for industrial products.

The research team used gas chromatography to identify 116 compounds in avocado seed husk oil, along with 16 more constituents in a wax produced from the oil. Interestingly, many of these compounds were exclusive only to the husks and were not found in avocado pulp, peel or seed.
Read more


Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Sayer Ji; Green Med Info

The pineal gland has been known as the 'seat of soul' for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone?

The Discovery

Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed:

"There was a positive correlation between pineal F[luoride] and pineal Ca[lcium] (r = 0.73, p0.02) but no correlation between pineal F and bone F. By old age, the pineal gland has readily accumulated F and its F/Ca ratio is higher than bone."

This is the not the first research to implicate fluoride in contributing to so-called ectopic calcification, or the calcification of soft tissue. We address this in a previous report on the potential for fluoride to calcifiy the arteries. What Is The Pineal Gland?

The pineal gland is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain, and is sometimes called the "third eye" as it is a light sensitive, centrally-located organ with cellular features resembling the human retina.
Read more


The Politics of Sound in a Prison "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

All images, installation view of Lawrence Abu Hamdan (courtesy of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, photo by Joshua White)

LOS ANGELES In the events that transpired during the Arab Spring of 2011, citizens of several Middle Eastern countries took to the streets to protest the oppressive regimes that their respective leaders forced generations of innocents to endure. One of these oppressors was Bashar Al-Assad, the President of Syria. Al-Assad took power in 2000, after running unopposed in the election. He has since faced head-on the effects of a revolutionary population. In 2011, he agreed to lift the countrys state of emergency one of the protesters demands ostensibly allowing peaceful protests and a supposedly broader spectrum for freedom of speech. For some, this came as a relief. For others, it was a way to bandage a single wound while detracting attention from others. Despite international powers calling for Al-Assad to step down and allow the democratic election of a new leader, he never acquiesced. To this day, he remains in power, and has condemned international efforts to fight against extremist groups, all the while keeping his citizens in a permanent state of fear.

Al-Assads regime provides the political context for Beirut-based artist and activist Lawrence Abu Hamdans current project at the Hammer Museum, centered on one of the regions most dangerous prisons, Saydnaya, north of Damascus. In 2016, Amnesty International led a research project that documented the stories of those who survived imprisonment in Saydnaya. Saydnaya is notorious for three things: torture, silence, and remoteness. The prison is out of reach for any third-party organization; only those who have been released can provide insight into life there. Over 13,000 individuals have been executed within the prison walls between 2011 and 2017.

Using his expertise in sound and architecture, Abu Hamdan attempted to reconstruct the psycho-physical conditions in which prisoners lived at Saydnaya by using recorded testimonials. The exhibition, installed in a large room divided into two sections, features a recording of an Amnesty International interview with a former detainee, Salam Othman, broadcast across the space, and renderings of the prison projected onto the walls.

The expectation that visitors listen in silence to the recording mirrors with stunning success t...

Go Back:30 Days | 7 Days | 2 Days | 1 Day

IndyWatch All Community Feeds Feed Today.

Go Forward:1 Day | 2 Days | 7 Days | 30 Days

Saturday, 17 March


10+ Witty Webcomics You Should Read to Brighten Your Day "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A post shared by Ketnipz (@ketnipz) on Sep 11, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT

For many artists with a sense of humor, comics are a no-brainer when it comes to visually expressing their ideas and feelings. Taking the form of sequential images with overlaid captions and speech bubbles, the narrative art form first became popular in America and Japan during the mid-20th century. Though comic illustrations were traditionally printed in comic books, graphic novels, and the funnies section in newspapers, today many artists are publishing their own webcomics online using popular platforms such as Instagram and Tumblr.

While some artists illustrate daily visual diaries full of hilariously relatable scenarios, others use webcomics to create narratives where real and make-believe creatures vent their grievances about the world, or just spread good vibes. No matter their style, theres sure to be a webcomic for everyone to identify with and enjoy.

Even if you think youre not much of a comics person, youd be surprised by how a webcomic can be a tiny dose of joy to your day, uplifting you and commiserating through humor. Scroll down to take a look at some of these talented artists, gifted wordsmiths, and wonderfu...


Stoner 63A Automatic Rifle The Original Modular Weapon "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.

Ultimately, the Stoner system was able to achieve its remarkably light weight be sacrificing durability. The weapon was engineered extremely well and was not a danger to itself (like, for example, the FG-42), but it was prone to damage when mishandled by the average grunt. This would limit its application to elite units like the SEALs, who were willing to devote the necessary care to the maintenance and operation of the guns in exchange for the excellent handling characteristics it offered.

Cool Forgotten Weapons merch!

If you enjoy Forgotten Weapons, check out its sister channel, InRangeTV!


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

The post Big Four Giant PwC Announces Blockchain Auditing Service appeared first on CCN


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?


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:
Read more


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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Screen Hoopla YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Matt Damon Says Hes Moving From US Due To Trumps Bad Policies, Gets Nasty Surprise Earn 5-Figure Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/


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.
Read more


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"

Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Got you! You can't break up with me because I have no Self!

New comic!
Today's News:

See you at BAH London tonight, geeks!


When does life begin? The fundamental abortion movement question "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

When does life begin is probably the most fundamental question in the abortion debate. The pro-life side occasionally assumes that people know the answer to this, and the pro-choice side often seems to ignore the question entirely. Yet it is the single most important question in this debate, because if we can agree that human life begins at or after the 12th week of pregnancy, then the abortion debate and the question of the 8th Amendment would be over. If life is not present before the 12th week, then you won't find a sensible pro-life advocate who would have any problem whatsoever with abortions happening prior to that stage.


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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Screen Hoopla YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GOP Uncovers Voter Machine Errors in PA Election Earn 5-Figure Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE):


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


Yoga seems to be effective and safe for reducing menopausal symptoms. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Maturitas. 2018 Mar ;109:13-25. Epub 2017 Dec 6. PMID: 29452777 Abstract Title:  Yoga for menopausal symptoms-A systematic review and meta-analysis. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: To systematically review and meta-analyze the effectiveness of yoga for menopausal symptoms.METHODS: Medline (via PubMed), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Scopus were screened through to February 21, 2017 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the effects of yoga on menopausal symptoms to those of no treatment or active comparators. Standardized mean differences (SMD) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated. Two authors independently assessed risk of bias using the Cochrane risk of bias tool.RESULTS: Thirteen RCTs with 1306 participants were included. Compared with no treatment, yoga reduced total menopausal symptoms (SMD=-1.05; 95% CI -1.57 to -0.53), psychological (SMD=-0.75; 95% CI -1.17 to -0.34), somatic (SMD=-0.65; 95% CI -1.05 to -0.25), vasomotor (SMD=-0.76; 95% CI -1.27 to -0.25), and urogenital symptoms (SMD=-0.53; 95% CI -0.81 to -0.25). Compared with exercise controls, only an effect on vasomotor symptoms was found (SMD=-0.45; 95% CI -0.87 to -0.04). Effects were robust against selection bias, but not against detection and attrition bias. No serious adverse events were reported.CONCLUSION: Yoga seems to be effective and safe for reducing menopausal symptoms. Effects are comparable to those of other exercise interventions.

read more


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...


Yoga was associated with modest improvements on an objective measure of attention and selective improvements on parent ratings. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018 Mar 13. Epub 2018 Mar 13. PMID: 29538185 Abstract Title:  Effects of Yoga on Attention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity in Preschool-Aged Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms. Abstract:  OBJECTIVE: Behavioral therapies are first-line for preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies support yoga for school-aged children with ADHD; this study evaluated yoga in preschoolers on parent- and teacher-rated attention/challenging behaviors, attentional control (Kinder Test of Attentional Performance [KiTAP]), and heart rate variability (HRV).METHODS: This randomized waitlist-controlled trial tested a 6-week yoga intervention in preschoolers with4 ADHD symptoms on the ADHD Rating Scale-IV Preschool Version. Group 1 (n = 12) practiced yoga first; Group 2 (n = 11) practiced yoga second. We collected data at 4 time points: baseline, T1 (6 weeks), T2 (12 weeks), and follow-up (3 months after T2).RESULTS: At baseline, there were no significant differences between groups. At T1, Group 1 had faster reaction times on the KiTAP go/no-go task (p = 0.01, 95% confidence interval [CI], -371.1 to -59.1, d = -1.7), fewer distractibility errors of omission (p = 0.009, 95% CI, -14.2 to -2.3, d = -1.5), and more commission errors (p = 0.02, 95% CI, 1.4-14.8, d = 1.3) than Group 2. Children in Group 1 with more severe symptoms at baseline showed improvement at T1 versus control on parent-rated Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire hyperactivity inattention ( = -2.1, p = 0.04, 95% CI, -4.0 to -0.1) and inattention on the ADHD Rating Scale ( = -4.4, p = 0.02, 95% CI, -7.9 to -0.9). HRV measures did not differ between groups.CONCLUSION: Yoga was associated with modest improvements on an objective measure of attention (KiTAP) and selective improvements on parent ratings.

read more


Fluoride Can Actually Make You Stupid, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The next time somebody tries to tell you that there is no scientific evidence proving that fluoride chemicals are harmful to human health, simply point them to a new study review recently published in the Institute of Environmental Health Sciencesjournal Environmental Health Perspectivesthat shows, for something like the 25th time now, that fluoride damages brain development and leads to significantly lower IQ levels in humans.

Researchers from both Harvard Universitys School of Public health and China Medical University in Shenyang jointly studied the effects of fluoride on children by evaluating 27 different fluoride studies. Upon review, the team found strong indications that fluoride exposure, particularly among developing children, is highly problematic for proper cognitive development and brain formation.

Children living in areas where public water supplies are artificially fluoridated had far lower IQ levels overall, based on the figures, compared to children living in non-fluoridated areas. And after accounting for other outside factors that may have influenced cognitive health and development, the team essentially determined that there is no denying a link between fluoride exposure and damaged IQ.

[O]ur results support the possibility of adverse effects of fluoride exposures on childrens neurodevelopment, wrote Anna Choi, a research scientist at Harvard, and her colleagues in their report. Fluoride readily crosses the placenta. Fluoride exposure to the developing brain, which is much more susceptible to injury caused by toxicants than is the mature brain, may possibly lead to damage of a permanent nature.

Another study published in the same journal back in 2010 found a similar correlation between fluoride exposure and cognitive development. A comparison of children between the ages of eight and 13 living in two Chinese villages, one fluoridated and one not fluoridated, revealed a 350 percent higher IQ level overall in the non-fluoridated village compared to the fluoridated village. (

And again in India, researchers observed that fluoride chemicals cross the blood-brain barrier in children and alter the structure and function of neural t...


Hillary Just Rushed to The Hospital This Time Shell Be There A While "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.

Hillary Just Rushed to The Hospital This Time Shell Be There A While Earn 5-Figure Monthly Online Income Here!: Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR


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.


Read the Concerned Parents Project Introductory Post

Read Question 16

To get in touch or to share your feedback, please email us

Read more on this topic

Interview: Parents Beware: Danger Ahead

Visit Parent Resources for additional in-depth articles



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.

read more


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


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.

read more


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 Quantum "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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more



The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.



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.

The post The revenge of the pecuniary externalities on cryptocurrencies appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link





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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the wikileaks tv YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Finally Jeff SESSION wakes up!! Shocks Andrew McCabe with Sack letter .thanks for watching. Like,share and subscribe.


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.

read more


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 (

read more


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.

read more


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

The post Major $3 Billion Discount Airline AirAsia Mulls ICO appeared first on CCN


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.

read more


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.

Credit: Humane Soc...


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...


YOURE FIRED!! Effective Immediately ((Whats Next??)) ((Whos Next?)) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link





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.


YOURE FIRED!! ((Whats Next??)) ((Whos Next?)) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




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

read more


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.

read more


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.

read more


Comic for 2018.03.17 "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

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....

GMOs Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

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.

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 began with the Green Revolution, which is not at all green as its name suggests. It's easy to forget that at one point, not so long ago, all food was organically grown in a way that supported the ecosystem and environment as a whole. This all changed in the 1940s when the Green Revolution took hold and industrial, chemical-dependent farming techniques quickly spread to become the norm.

When WWII ended, there was a glut of...


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).

read more


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 []

The post New Music Festival To Celebrate Sounds Of Promoters Explaining Lack Of Female Artists appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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.

read more


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 []

The post Why You Are A King And How The Vatican Tricks You To Surrender Your Crown appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


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.

read more


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 []

The post Entire Days Plans Scratched As Dad Reaches For His 1997 Edition Of Gregorys Street Directory appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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? []

The post Say No To Reincarnation And Remember Who You Are! appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


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.

The post Former San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos Running for California Assembly appeared first on Native News Online.


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.00010 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 1.00 AUD

Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.00010 BTC = 0.78 USD
1.00 USD = 0.00013 BTC


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 []

The post Nigerian Princes $12992000000 Fortune Ends Up Going To Charity After No One Replies To His Emails appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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.

read more


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 Asian Altcoin Trading Roundup: Top Cryptocurrency is Bitco...


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.


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

read more


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 []

The post Coastie Mate Happy To Polish Off The Prawn Heads If Youre Done With Them appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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 []

The post Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast March 13-19, 2018 appeared first on In5D Esoteric, Metaphysical, and Spiritual Database.


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 []

The post Solo Diner Denies Other Patrons Spare Chair For The Power Trip appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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.

read more


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

  • Link your movie
  • Share your video
  • Link to a YouTube video
  • Write a review, post pictures

What I am watching now:


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.

Credit: WAP

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.

Credit: Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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.

Credit: Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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.

Credit: Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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.

read more


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.


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 []

The post DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 419 appeared first on Funky Junk Interiors.


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.

read more


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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today After Hillary Humiliates Herself In India, Melania Got Silent Revenge With What She Did. Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate


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 []

The post Stoner Landscaper Has Too Much Respect For The Game To Turn Hoselink Hose Into Bong appeared first on The Betoota Advocate.


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.

The post During Macrons visit, agreement for Jaitapur signed without diligence: read former Union Power Secretarys open letter to the PM appeared first on


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.

read more


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.

The post Germanys shift away from nuclear after Fukushima was a result of decades of grassroots struggle, and the battle is not over yet: Kerstin Rudek appeared first on


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.

read more


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.


The post Teenage Sons and Father build entire Earthbag House for $7,000 appeared first on Natural Building Blog.


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.

read more


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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today BREAKING: Disturbing Dem Urgently Arrested At White House Wont EVER See Him Again! Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate


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 (

read more


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."


When one Big Company picks on one Yoga Teacher. ~ Kino MacGregor "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Because of his legal might, together with his tone of voice and words, I felt bullied. It made me sick, and I left each conversation feeling traumatized and abused. I never


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.

read more


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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the X22Report YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Check Out The X22 Report Spotlight YouTube Channel Join the X22 Report On Steemit: Get economic


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.

read more


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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the X22Report YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Check Out The X22 Report Spotlight YouTube Channel Join the X22 Report On Steemit: Get economic


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.

The post It took an accident for people to listen to what we have been saying: Hideyuki Ban on 7 years of Fukushima and CNIC appeared first on


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.

read more


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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today BREAKING: Tragic News About Barron After His Anti-Gun School Told Trump To Fuck Off Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate & Support This Channel:


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.

read more


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.

The post Our anti-nuclear agitation in Jaitapur has been resilient in the face of brutal violence and state repression: Fakir Solkar appeared first on


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.

read more


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. Alessandro Olivo stands in the middle.

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...


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

The post Bitcoin Price Retreat Digs Into Bitcoin Miner Profits appeared first on CCN


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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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"

GARD Pro Not Registered

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.




The following video is brought to you courtesy of the James Munder YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

GAB @1munder
TWITTER @1munder
DISCORD jamesmunder
STEEMIT @jamesmunder
BITCOIN ADDRESS:    1LHt3dfgr6s8RjihkDy89botGDGDk1ZMTG



Link https://www.patreon/JamesMunder Link




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...

The post Google to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads, Deepening Crypto Blackout appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Bitcoin Magazine's Week in Review: Lightning and Legislators "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Week in Review

Bitcoin development took a major step forward this week when Lightning Labs announced the first beta release of the much anticipated Lightning protocol for Bitcoin, while also raising $2.5 million to fund continued development.

Meanwhile, cryptocurrency and ICO regulation stories have continued to dominate the headlines, as the U.S. Federal Government held hearings and the Dutch finance minister released a letter relating to how their respective legislators should approach cryptocurrencies and ICOs. On a positive note, a New York state assemblyman has introduced a bill to protect cryptocurrency investors and ease regulation on crypto-related businesses.

Featured stories by Shawn Gordon, Colin Harper, David Hollerith, Erik Kuebler and Aaron van Wirdum.

Lightnings First Implementation Is Now in Beta; Developers Raise $2.5M

Lightning Labs announced lnd 0.4-beta, the first beta release of the Lightning software implementation spearheaded by the development company. This is the first beta release from Lightning, which means they believe the project is feature complete and safe enough to use on the Bitcoin mainnet. CTO Olaoluwa Osuntokun said, We're calling this lnd release a beta as it has all the necessary safety, fault-tolerance and security features that we've deemed necessary.

Significantly, the beta release is compatible with various Bitcoin implementations, where the alpha versions required btcd to interact with Bitcoins blockchain. The beta allows users the options to use their own preferred backend, such as bitcoind.



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

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Top Stories Today YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

Top Stories Today Immediately After Damon Denounced America And Leaves Because Of Trump It Backfires BIG Read More/ Source/ Credit(FAIR USE): Please Donate


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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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.

What These Tiny Things Do



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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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"

The following video is brought to you courtesy of the Inside Edition YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.

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?

GNN Reports:

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"

babies fed soy


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

The post Leave a Glass of Salt Water and Vinegar to Detect Negative Energy in Your Home appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.


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

The post Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Price Drop to $2,800 This Year appeared first on CCN


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

The post Tired All the Time? 8 Medical Causes of Fatigue appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.


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

The post Birth Order Matters: Second-Born Children Are More Likely to Be Criminals appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.


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

The post Solar Storm on March 18 Could Cause Headaches and Disrupt Sleep Around the World appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.


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

Flower Art History Flower Painting Flower Sculpture Flowers in Art

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

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

The post Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space, and Now He Has Different DNA Than His Identical Brother appeared first on Healthy Holistic Living.


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 []


SLANT: Pop Is Pop "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Canada Choate on Charli XCX and Scritti Politti


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.

*  *  *...


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

The post SEC Investigating Dozens of Cryptocurrency Startups, Official Confirms appeared first on CCN


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. 

read more


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...


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

The post Favorite Easter Craft Projects from Flax & Twine appeared first on Flax & Twine.


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 skulls of Tanzanian chiefs, including Chief Songea Mbano and Chief Mangi Meli, 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, of Chief Meli. Mboro grew up hearing stories about the heroism of anti-colonial fighter.

A photograph believed to depict Chief Songea Mbano, whose remains were sent to Germany (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 of Chief Mbano.

The exact whereabouts of many skulls remain unknown, but at least four German institutions possess human remains from Tanzani...


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.

Instagram Photo

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

The post Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Touts Bitcoin as Digital Gold appeared first on CCN


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"

fish farm protest occupation 1

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...


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: 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 dolphin


FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: Res. 2028 (Cont. 3) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ OCT TML FIRE-EARTH Conference in Progress: Res. 2028 cont. (031602) Details available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. All Groups Latest FIRE-EARTH ALERTS, FORECASTS, ANALYSIS, BULLETINS and MESSAGES available via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. 031602, CJ, FIRE-EARTH Conference, OCT, Resolution 2028, TML . . . . .


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