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Thursday, 21 June

09:00

David Runciman: The Last World Cup "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The evidence for the premise that international sport spreads peace and goodwill has always been fairly thin: every major tournament is dressed up that way but the legacy is more often mothballed stadiums and simmering resentment, as was the case after South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. Rarely, though, has a regime so brazenly signalled its indifference to the niceties of international sport, which require at least the pretence that bad behaviour gets put on hold. As the saying goes, hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue, and this is the currency in which Fifa likes to trade. But Putin isnt having any of it. He seems to have treated the award of the tournament as a licence to try his luck.

Rosemary Hill: Unhappy Ever After "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

A marriage that makes a good end to a comedy will often make as good a beginning to a tragedy. If any couple bore out that maxim it was Annabella Milbanke and George Gordon Byron. The happy chapter lasted barely 24 hours, the ever after is with us still.

Pankaj Mishra: The Wrong Human Rights "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Samuel Moyn wants to reinstate socialism which was, after all, the central language of justice globally before it was supplanted by human rights as an ethical ideal and political objective. This may seem like a quixotic project.

Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 12 (21 June 2018)

Table of contents "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 12 (21 June 2018)

Monday, 18 June

12:53

Neue Modelle zur Medien-Rettung: "was mit crypto und ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Neue Modelle zur Medien-Rettung: "was mit crypto und blockchain". Seht selbst:

They left The Denver Post amid newsroom layoffs and interference in the editorial process by the newspapers hedge-fund owners. And now those reporters and editors are creating their own news outlet, The Colorado Sun.

They will be partnering with the Civil Media Company, an ambitious New York start-up that aims to use blockchain technology and crypto economics to start 1,000 publications nationwide by the end of the year.

Aha. Soso. Crypto und Blockchain, sagt ihr? Na das ist ja ein Ding!

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11:17

Week in review: Digital signature spoofing, securing microservices "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heres an overview of some of last weeks most interesting news and articles: Fooling security tools into believing malicious code was signed by Apple Security, incident response, and forensics processes and personnel use code signing to weed out trusted code from untrusted code. To undermine a code signing implementation for a major OS would break a core security construct that many depend on for day to day security operations. Patch management is not just ITs More

The post Week in review: Digital signature spoofing, securing microservices appeared first on Help Net Security.

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10:34

Jaymes Todd the rapist and murderer of Eurydice Dixon "IndyWatch Feed National"

Is it acceptable according to 'community standards' to hide the identity of rapists and murderers?


09:58

MACKAY Cleaner grabbed meat cleaver against police "IndyWatch Feed National"

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09:56

CHARLIE KIRK at TPUSAs Womens Leadership Summit: Women Are Shaping the Greatest Presidency in Modern US History "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Alicia


Charlie Kirk at Turning Point USAs Young Womens Leadership Summit 2018:

An Unprecedented Number of Female Leaders Appointed by the Trump Administration Are Shaping the Greatest Presidency in Modern American History

Over 1200 young women from all backgrounds representing 48 states gathered in Dallas for Turning Point USAs 4th Annual Young Womens Leadership Conference.

At the Friday evening banquet, Turning Point USAs Founder, Charlie Kirk, interviewed WH Counselor KellyAnne Conway before a room of politically charged young women, who represent one of the most coveted demographics in American Politics.

This country is more than ready for a female President, just not that one, stated Conway. We kept open the job of first female President of the United States, and maybe shes in this room, Conway added as the inspired young activists broke out in applause.

Continuing with the female empowerment theme, Conway and Kirk expounded on the fact that President Trump has placed an unprecedented number of women in top leadership positions and as heads of government agencies, some of which have never had female leadership before, including Gina Haspel, Director of the CIA and the nomination of the Marine Corps Col. Lorna Mahlock to serve as the first black female Marine Corps brigadier general.

During the discussion, Kirk underscored the vital importance of having young conservative female voices engage in the political conversations occurring on university campuses across the nation. He added, What happens on college and high school campuses now will play a pivotal role in saving Western Civilization.

Conway, who founded one of the most successful polling and cultural trend predicting consultancies in DC, expounded upon one of the main themes that emerged at #YWLS2018, the freedom of expression. Dont worry about being different. God made you unique, so stand out from the sameness. Be it and do it, dont just say it said Conway.

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09:53

Crime Fighting Mexican Pol Assassinated in Public, 2285 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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09:50

Jim Jordan Why is Peter Strzok Still at the FBI?, 2283 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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09:48

The Hollowing Out and Cannibalization of Economies "IndyWatch Feed National"

I interviewed Greg Buck on Sunday about about how bad (free) money hollows out economies, and how giant companies, as a result, are able to cannibalize their industries (e.g. Amazon, Netflix etc). Bad money is killing the real economy, and any means of price signalling resulting in artificial economies.   

This link is to a talk by Yanis Varoufakis author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europes Crisis and Americas Economic Future. (Recorded April 24, 2016 in Seattle.)

09:45

War Powers Cases, Part 2: The 1973 War Powers Act and the AUMFs "IndyWatch Feed National"

US troops in Afghanistan, 2017. Photo by Capt. Matthew DeVergilio

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

What is the allocation of authority in the US Constitution regarding decisions for the country to go to war? It is simply that all such decision-making rests with Congress per Article I, section 8 of the Constitution that says The Congress shall have the power to declare war.

But isnt the president the Commander and Chief of the armed forces. Yes, per Article II he is all of that, but so what?  He can command the forces till...

09:42

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Libya Violence: Fighting Escalates in Key City of Derna
The latest battle for control of the besieged city in eastern Libya has cost the lives of at least 16 fighters.

11 Jun 2018

Sixteen fighters have been killed and 11 others wounded in the eastern Libyan city of Derna.

Fighting has intensified between forces loyal to renegade Gaddafi-era General and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset Khalifa Haftar and local militias.

Haftar's forces say they have taken about 75 percent of Derna, which is the last eastern city out of their control.

Thousands of evacuees have fled the city over the last few weeks.

Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from Tripoli.

09:42

EXT4 fscrypt vs. eCryptfs vs. LUKS dm-crypt Benchmarks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Given the recent advancements of the EXT4 file-system with its native file-system encryption support provided by the fscrypt framework, here are benchmarks comparing the performance of an EXT4 file-system with no encryption, fscrypt-based encryption, eCryptfs-based encryption, and a LUKS dm-crypt encrypted volume.

09:41

An Amerikanischen Unis gibt es systematischen Rassismus. ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

An Amerikanischen Unis gibt es systematischen Rassismus. Asiaten werden beim Immatrikulationstest systematisch benachteiligt. Die inhaltlichen Bewertungen sind alle spitze, aber es gibt da noch eine zweite Spalte an Bullshit-Bewertungskriterien, und da kriegen die dann ihr Fett weg:

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than others on traits like positive personality, likability, courage, kindness and being widely respected, according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records
Nanu? Was haben denn diese Kriterien da zu suchen? Wo kommen die denn her?

Nun, h, die sind aus den 1920er Jahren! Die sind damals eingefhrt worden, damit man die damals zu dominieren drohenden Juden wegfiltern kann. Nein, wirklich!

They compare Harvards treatment of Asian-Americans with its well-documented campaign to reduce the growing number of Jews being admitted to Harvard in the 1920s. Until then, applicants had been admitted on academic merit. To avoid adopting a blatant quota system, Harvard introduced subjective criteria like character, personality and promise. The plaintiffs call this the original sin of holistic admissions.
Holistisch, ja? Na sowas.

Update: Leserbrief dazu:

da muss man nicht mal ber den groen Teich schauen. Auch an meiner Uni hat man sich einen "Hebel" zurechtgelegt. Konkret wird bei uns im Masterstudiengang ber das Motivationsschreiben gefiltert, welches der Studiendekan bewertet. Dieses Schreiben hat eine Gewichtung von 40-60% (die genaue Zahl msste ich nachschauen). Im Gesprch hat unser Dekan das damals als Manahme gegen die die Flut indischer Studenten mit perfektem 1,0er Abschluss angepriesen. Durch das Motivationsschreiben hat man also noch die Mglichkeit, die fertig abgeschlossenen Bachelor-Studierenden aus dem eigenen Haus (oder vielleicht auch Land) in den Master zu bekommen.

Tanneries in India (Helle Severinsen) "IndyWatch Feed World"

17/06/2018 - Kampur is the hearth of the leather industry in India. Each day tanneries pump out about 300 million litres of polluted water into adjacent river Ganga. Pollutants include toxic levels of hexavalent chromium, ...

09:40

The key word in the Trump-Kim show "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The key word in the Trump-Kim show by Pepe Escobar The Saker By reaffirming the Panmunjom Declaration, the US President has committed to bringing its military back from South Korea and thus a complete denuclearization of the South as...

The post The key word in the Trump-Kim show appeared first on The Daily Coin.

09:38

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Libya's NOC Warns of Environmental Disaster Amid Clashes Near Oil Terminals 
07:07 17.06.2018

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement that further activities of militants near the oil terminals in the towns of As Sidr and Ras Lanuf could result in an environmental disaster.

On Thursday, militants affiliated with al-Qaeda terrorist group* attacked the oil terminals. Troops from the Libyan National Army (LNA) repelled the attack, however the militants continued their activities in the area.

"National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirms that storage tank No. 12 of the Harouge Oil Company in Ras Lanuf has been significantly damaged as a result of the armed incursion of the Ras Lanuf and Es Sider port terminals. NOC calls for the unconditional and immediate withdrawal of the militia operating under Ibrahim Jadhran to prevent an environmental disaster and further destruction of key infrastructure," the statement said on Saturday.

According to the NOC, further violence could result in more damages and consequently have negative impact on the economy.

"NOC also calls on all parties not to use the oil sector, NOC and associated petroleum facilities in a political game and to remove them from all possible conflict. Any act that endangers life and sheds Libyan blood should be condemned by all. These facilities belong to the Libyan people and are crucial to the future prosperity of the country," the corporation added.

Libya has been torn apart by conflict since its long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The eastern part of the country is governed by the parliament, backed by the LNA and located in Tobruk. The UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, operates in the country's west and is headquartered in Tripoli.

In 2016, the LNA units drove the militants from the oil terminals controlled by radicals and later handed control over the facilities to the NOC.

*al-Qaeda is a terror organisation banned in Russia and many other countries

09:36

UK: Knife-wielding Muslima chases children down street, screaming I want to kill all you Jews "IndyWatch Feed War"

The news report below doesnt say so, but the woman in question here was a Muslima, according to Behind the News Stand with Israel on Facebook (thanks to the Geller Report). The Quran depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all []

09:34

Steve Bannon to ABC Hack: I Dont See Media and Liberal Left Embracing Angel Moms Who Were Separated from Their Children? (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon joined John Karl on ABCs This Week on Sunday morning.

During the discussion Karl started complaining about the children of illegal aliens being separated from their parents.

Apparently, Democrats believe illegal aliens should have more rights than US citizens.

Steve Bannon stopped Karl in his tracks.

Steve Bannon: By the way, I dont see the mainstream media and I dont see the liberal left embracing the Angel Moms who were permanently separated from their children.

Via This Week:

The post Steve Bannon to ABC Hack: I Dont See Media and Liberal Left Embracing Angel Moms Who Were Separated from Their Children? (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

09:33

Kathy Griffin to First Lady Melania Trump: F**k You, Melanie You Feckless Piece of Sh*t "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Following Melania Trump weighing in on the emotionally charged debate about border separations, trashy washed up comedian Kathy Griffin lost her mind on Twitter, calling the First Lady a feckless complicit piece of st.

Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the First Lady, told CNN on Sunday that Mrs. Trump hopes there can be a bipartisan effort for immigration reform.

Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform, Grisham said. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.

Griffin, naturally, responded to the classy statement from the First Lady in the most ridiculous and petulant way humanly possible.

F-ck you Melanie, You know damn well your husband can end this immediately you feckless complicit piece of sh-t, Griffin tweeted, using the wrong name.

Griffin has been desperately attempting relevancy ever since her stunt holding a prop meant to look like the decapitated head of President Donald Trump made her lose gigs left and right.

Critics of the policy believe that it is inhumane to separate the families, even if the parents are detained. They also point to children who are old enough being asked if the person that they are with is a parent or relative.

Supporters of the policy note that American children whose parents are jailed do not join them behind bars. There is also concerns from many that children who do not have proper documentation could be victims of human trafficking.

The post...

09:33

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Pentagon Bombing of Libya Kills Targeted Individual
The attack was the second against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in recent months

Reuters

WASHINGTON US forces working in coordination with the Libyan government carried out an air strike against an al-Qaeda affiliate group southeast of Bani Walid this week, killing one fighter, US military said in a statement on Thursday.

US forces are still assessing the results of the strike, which was undertaken in an effort to disrupt al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and deny the organisations fighters freedom of action, US Africa Command said. It did not identify the slain fighter.

It said no civilians were killed in the attack on Wednesday, which took place about 80 km southeast of Bani Walid, which is about 160 km southeast of Tripoli.

The attack was the second against al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in recent months. A US strike on 24 March killed Musa Abu Dawud, a high-ranking member of the group, the military said.

09:29

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

CIA Asset Haftar Forces Launch Push Against Militias in Libya Oil Crescent
Agence France Presse

BENGHAZI, Libya: The self-styled Libyan National Army loyal to strongman and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset Khalifa Haftar announced Sunday a "major offensive" to drive rival groups from the country's northeastern oil crescent.

Armed groups on Thursday attacked the Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra terminals held by Haftar's forces around 650 kilometers east of Tripoli.

"We have launched a major offensive supported by the army and air force to drive out the militias of [Ibrahim] Jadhran and his allies", LNA spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari told AFP.

Jadhran's Petroleum Facilities Guard controlled the terminals for years following the 2011 ouster and killing of longtime Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, but were eventually forced out by the LNA.

The LNA controls most of eastern Libya and is opposed to an internationally recognized government based in Tripoli, which has itself condemned Thursday's militia attacks.

On Thursday, Jadhran said in a video that he had formed an alliance to retake oil terminals seized by Haftar's forces in September 2016.

The LNA's air force on Sunday told residents in the oil crescent to stay away from "areas where the enemy gathers, munitions stores and sites with military vehicles".

"Fighter [planes] are carrying out raids against terrorist positions and gatherings in the operational military zone stretching from Ras Lanuf to the edge of the city of Sirte," the air force said on its Facebook page.

The Red Crescent in Ajdabiya, 150 kilometers east of Ras Lanuf, on Friday said it received 28 bodies, without specifying to which group they belonged.

The NOC on Saturday said a storage tank had been "significantly damaged" due to the armed incursions into Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra.

It called for the "immediate and unconditional surrender" of Jadhran's militia to "prevent an environmental disaster and further destruction of key infrastructure".

The NOC on Thursday said it had halted oil exports from Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra because of the violence.

NOC chief Mustafa Sanallah warned that if oil exports from these terminals remain at a standstill it coul...

09:28

LNP Senator Gichuhi tells Kenyan TV $200K PA salary "Not a lot" - as taxpayers pay for her 50th "IndyWatch Feed National"

#auspol @acoss this is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard come from the mouth of a Liberal Senator. Sen Lucy Gichuhi live kenyan TV saying 200k is not enough money , wage pic.twitter.com/3HLlkQTjPZ MsRebeccaRobins (@MsRebeccaRobins) June 17, 2018 Senator ordered to pay back over $2,000 after charging...

09:20

Notes on "The President is Missing" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Former president Bill Clinton has contributed to a cyberthriller "The President is Missing", the plot of which is that the president stops a cybervirus from destroying the country. This is scary, because people in Washington D.C. are going to read this book, believe the hacking portrayed has some basis in reality, and base policy on it. This "news analysis" piece in the New York Times is a good example, coming up with policy recommendations based on fictional cliches rather than a reality of what hackers do.


The cybervirus in the book is some all powerful thing, able to infect everything everywhere without being detected. This is fantasy no more real than magic and faeries. Sure, magical faeries is a popular basis for fiction, but in this case, it's lazy fantasy, a cliche. In fiction, viruses are rarely portrayed as anything other than all powerful.

But in the real world, viruses have important limitations. If you knew anything about computer viruses, rather than being impressed by what they can do, you'd be disappointed by what they can't.

Go look at your home router. See the blinky lights. The light flashes every time a packet of data goes across the network. Packets can't be sent without a light blinking. Likewise, viruses cannot spread themselves over a network, or communicate with each other, without somebody noticing -- especially a virus that's supposedly infected a billion devices as in the book.

The same is true of data on the disk. All the data is accounted for. It's rather easy for professionals to see when data (consisting of the virus) has been added. The difficulty of anti-virus software is not in detecting when something new has been added to a system, but automatically determining whether it's benign or malicious. When viruses are able to evade anti-virus detection, it's because they've been classified as non-hostile, not because they are invisible.

Such evasion only works when hackers have a focused target. As soon as a virus spreads too far, anti-virus companies will get a sample, classify as malicious, and spread the "signatures" out to the world. That's what happened with Stuxnet, a focused attack on Iran's nuclear enrichment program that eventually spread too far and got detected. It's implausible that anything can spread to a billion systems without anti-virus companies getting a sample and correctly classifying it.

In the book, the president creates a team of the 30 brightest cybersecurity minds the country has, from government, the private sector, and even convicted hackers on parole from jail -- each more brilliant than the last. This is yet another lazy cliche about genius hackers.

The cliche comes from the fact that it's rather easy to impress muggles with magic tricks. As soon as somebody shows an ability to do something...

09:18

Judge Jeanine Blasts DOJ IGs Whitewash Report, 2284 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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09:16

Kayhan interview: Shia arc or Zionist arc? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iran threatens no country nor does it try to direct political activity of others. The same specious claims were used against the earlier bete-noire of imperialism, the Soviet Union, which, in contrast to the US, did not engage in coups and election interference in dozens of countries since the end of WWII. Such claims are a mere distraction from the aggressive agenda of imperialism to control the world.

09:15

Man Snaps, Demands Trump Start Locking People Up (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Man Snaps, Demands Trump Start Locking People Up Video Black Pilled Video Source

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09:13

UK: Church of England leaders back bid for $4 million new mosque "IndyWatch Feed War"

How marvelous. How generous. How open-minded. How tolerant. How diverse. How multicultural. But when will gestures of this kind be reciprocated? When have they ever been reciprocated? Church leaders backing bid for new city mosque, by Rob George, Worcester Observer, June 13, 2018 (thanks to Maurice): CHURCH leaders across Worcester have lent their support to []

09:08

Canonical Shifts Its Fiscal Year Ahead Of Likely IPO "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

You have likely heard by now about Ubuntu maker Canonical planning to do an initial public offering (IPO) at some point in the not too distant future to become a publicly-traded company. The latest sign of that is Canonical has now shifted its corporate calendar...

09:04

Michigan Bans Material Support or Resources for Warrantless Federal Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Michael Maharrey A new law banning material support or resources for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step...

09:02

Photos from TPP protest June 15, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Over 120 people from 20 union, church, aid and environment organisations rallied outside the Sydney public hearing of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties concerning the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP-11). Speakers focused on the impact the TPP-11 would have on workers, temporary migrant workers and women, the cost of medicines, and the extra rights it would give investing corporations to sue the Australian government. The JSCOT and a Senate Inquiry will report back to parliament in September on whether or not the parliament should vote in favour of the legislation to implement the TPP-11. The protest movement is urging MPs to vote against the implementing legislation. See photos here.

09:02

Trump's Impromptu Newser, 2282 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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09:00

Photoshop of the day by Luke "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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09:00

Hackaday Links: June 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Do you like badges? Of course you like badges. Its conference season, and that means its also badge season. Well good news, Tindie now has a badge category. Right now, its loaded up with creepy Krustys, hypnotoads, and fat Pikas. Theres also an amazing @Spacehuhn chicken from [Dave]. Which reminds me: we need to talk about a thing, Spacehuhn.

On the list of weird emails we get in the tip line comes Rat Grease. Rat Grease is the solution to rodents chewing up cabling and wires. From what we can gather, its a mineral oil-based gel loaded up with capsaicin; its not a poison, and not a glue. Rats are our friends, though, which makes me want to suggest this as a marinade, or at the very least a condiment. The flash point is sufficiently high that you might be able to use this in a fryer.

[Matthias Wandel] is the guy who can build anything with a table saw, including table saws. He posts his stuff online and does YouTube videos. A while back, he was approached by DeWalt to feature their tools in a few videos. He got a few hand tools, a battery-powered table saw, and made some videos. The Internet then went insane and [Matthias] lost money on the entire deal. Part of the reason for this is that his viewers stopped buying plans simply because he featured yellow power tools in his videos. This is dumpster elitism, and possibly the worst aspect of the DIY/engineering/maker community.

Elon Musk is the greatest inventor ever. No scratch that. The greatest person ever. Need more proof? The CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and our hearts has been given the green light to build a high-speed underground train from Chicago OHare to downtown. Heres the kicker: hes going to do it for only $1 Billion, or $55 Million per mile, making it the least expensive subway project by an order of magnitude. Yes, Subways usually cost anywhere between $500 to $900 Million per mile. How is he doing it? Luck, skill, and concentrated power of will. Elon is the greatest human ever, and were not just saying that to align ourselves with an audience that is easy to manipulate; were also saying this because Elon has a foggy idea for a media vetting wiki.

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08:50

South African Leader tells white people he wont kill them. . . yet "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

South African Leader tells white people he wont kill them. . . yet by Simon Black Sovereign Man Earlier this week while most of the world was transfixed on the World Cup, the Trump/Kim handshake, or a multitude of...

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08:49

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi ballistic missile launched from Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Iran-backed Houthi rebels say missile targeted Saudi military camp in Jizan

08:48

They pass this years test "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

All 3 of my kids have checked in with fathers day reassurances, so I guess everything is OK.

I havent called my father because Ive outlived him, but heres a photo of the old man and my motherand me, at age 9 months.

At least I can say I havent forgotten him.

08:46

Man Gets Tired of Sitting In Traffic, Hacks Into Electronic Billboard To Stream Porn "IndyWatch Feed World"

When youre stuck in gridlock traffic, you might do any of the following things: scroll through your Instagram feed, fire up a new podcast, check yourself out in the rearview mirror, bang your head on the steering wheel, or flip off the guy in front of you. But one 24-year-old IT worker in Jakarta, Indonesia, recently []

08:46

First Lady Melania Trump Weighs in on Border Separation Controversy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

First Lady Melania Trump tends to shy away from political discourse, but has now weighed in on the emotionally charged debate about border separations.

Stephanie Grisham, the communications director for the First Lady, told CNN on Sunday that Mrs. Trump hopes there can be a bipartisan effort for immigration reform.

Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform, Grisham said.

She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.

There has been a heated debate about the policy that separates children from their parents who are detained. Supporters of the policy note that American children whose parents are jailed do not join them behind bars. There is also concerns from many that children who do not have proper documentation could be victims of human trafficking.

Critics of the policy believe that it is inhumane to separate the families, even if the parents are detained. They argue that children who are old enough are asked if the person that they are with is a parent or relative.

There are approximately 2,000 children who have been separated from their parents at the border.

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08:44

Nunes Ready to Impeach Rosenstein, 2281 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good afternoon, Im still reporting on: Nunes Ready to Impeach Rosenstein, 2281 Synopsis: What would happen to a country whose top police agency went bad? Furthermore, what would happen to that country if the bad cops in that federal police agency, in order to protect exposure of their crimes went after those who were charged with investigating them? And what if those same bad cops could successfully threaten the nations media to keep you from knowing any of this? Well, unfortunately, all that is going on right on in the USA right now today. But today, we have come to a turning point, where the Inspector General of the Justice Department is about to release a report which hopefully will start to out the truth of this coup dtat against the very fabric of our free society the rule of law. Please stay tuned to hear some new news on the severe impact of threats made by the top dirty cop in the DOJ, Rod Rosenstein, to Congressional investigators in January 2018 that I reported on Feb. 3rd. These threats were made to cripple at least some investigations, and they have. Support Our Sponsors: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport htt...

08:44

Trumps 1st Interview After Singapore Summit , 2280 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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08:38

Creatures of Brain Sorbet & More Admin Crap. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Creatures of Brain Sorbet, C. Ford, all rights reserved.

Creatures of Brain Sorbet, C. Ford, all rights reserved.

A little while ago, I decided I needed a break from Thorns, a sort of sorbet for the brain. As it turns out, a good decision I need something to focus on without investment because I have been a wretched heap of misery since Thursday morning. Upon waking Thursday, I discovered I couldnt walk. My left leg went out from under me, accompanied by a scream. Trying again, I could sort of lurch if I took teensy tiny partial steps. The primary pain was to the side and down from my kneecap (outside of leg), a site well known to me, as its long been a sensitive one. Thats where the sciatic nerve splits off into the tibial and peroneal nerves. Standing, with no weight on the leg at all, the pain radiated down to my ankle, which was slightly swollen along with my foot, and radiated up the back of my thigh to my arse. Oh good, my sciatic nerve is on a fucking rampage. (Yes, I still went out that night to get shots of the storm, lurching and limping and dragging myself, with the aid of morphine.) Anyone who has ever dealt with sciatic pain, you know what Im talking about, painwise. People infected with the photography bug know you have to be at least 15/16ths dead before you miss a possible once in a lifetime shot.

The last time I had sciatica, it lasted most of a year. I am just so fucked. The pain has been very near to insanity levels. There has been much yelling, a fair amount of screaming, and a lot of collapsing into a pile of sobs. Thanks to chemo brain, it wasnt until Friday night that I did  what I should have done immediately on Thursday morning take aspirin. The aspirin helped much more than the morphine, helping to deal with the inflammation. Its not helping as much now, but hey, at this point, Ill take what I can get. I did have to fucking crawl into the lav on Thursday morning though, so I was bit preoccupied. Of course, another storm hit, and the circuit breaker which controls my studio lights keeps flipping off every hour or so. That meansstairs. Interesting to navigate when you cant bend one knee without screaming. The breaker just went again. Fuck it, Ill get it in the morning. Apparently, the pain and humiliation of the last four days wasnt quite enough, as I have been called back into Cancerland early.  My oncologist (first one) insisted I meet  again with Cole (radiation doc) tomorrow (Monday the 18th). Just what I need, a n...

08:35

SOTT FOCUS: Pentagon freaks out as Trump AGAIN calls for cessation of US war games in Korea "IndyWatch Feed World"

Comment: The Donald has apparently turned into a peacenik. Deep Staters, nihilists/postmodernists, pedo-criminals and build-a-burgers everywhere are fuming right now, scheming about what to do with this 'dictator'. Meanwhile the 'left' in the US is almost completely under the sway of the War Party, impervious to the fact that Trump's doing what they always wanted: reining in the military... Trump repeats call to halt US-South Korea drills, stirs unease among military & allies Military exercises put the US in a "bad light" during talks with North Korea and are expensive, Trump said, calling again for the drills to be cancelled. His plans have apparently unsettled both the Pentagon and regional allies. "Holding back the 'war games' during the negotiations was my request because they are very expensive and set a bad light during a good faith negotiation," US President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, reaffirming his intention to suspend the annual joint US-South Korean military exercises. He also said the drills are "quite provocative." Comment: Americans haven't heard this much common sense from their leader since... well, since 1963.

08:30

Another lash at Kelvin Davis from the media "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Patrick Gower is another media commentator who is witnessing the slow destruction of an inept minister: Quote: Kelvin Davis is a wounded man walking who better watch out, says Newshub national correspondent Patrick Gower. The Corrections Minister on Wednesday announced plans for a new prison, but appeared to be unaware how many of its inmates [] The post Another lash at Kelvin Davis from the media appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:28

FBI Agent Peter Strzok Welcomes Opportunity To Testify To Congress Will Not Plead the Fifth "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A letter from FBI Agent Peter Strzoks attorney (presented below)  outlines his clients joyful willingness to testify before any congressional committee that invites him, and welcomes the opportunity to clear his name.  According to the Washington Post: (Via WaPo) Peter Continue reading

08:25

Mr. Trump Attacks Aluminum, Russia Attacks the Debt "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mr. Trump Attacks Aluminum, Russia Attacks the Debt by Tom Luongo Gold, Goats and Guns Looking at the unfolding trade war between Donald Trump and the world the phrase that should come to mind is One good turn deserves...

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08:25

Leonard Peltier has been in Lockdown for 20 Days "IndyWatch Feed War"

By International Leonard Defense Peltier Defense Committee     Censored News Dear Family, Friends and Supporters;Leonard has been in a lock down situation for approximately 20 days, and that is too long for his legal team to be excluded from discussing important issues with him. We applied for a special legal visit last Tuesday 6/5/18. We were notified Friday to contact his

08:23

Aleppo Citadel Reopens It's Doors- Triumph Over Adversity "IndyWatch Feed War"

 Let's hope this is a good sign for Syria as a whole.

SANA

The citadel of Aleppo, the most important archaeological monument in the city and one of the most amazing places of Islamic architecture, has re-opened its doors for visitors and tourists after being rehabilitated and cleaned of the dust of terrorism.
The citadel is one of the oldest and largest castles in the world and has preserved its beauty throughout history as it walls and fortresses have stood in the face of invaders.
The citadel, which dates back to Ayyubid period, has been closed since mid-2012 to protect its unique designs from the inside. Today, it reopens its doors as the Eid (feast)s gift to its visitors, renewing its glory and stories of heroism in defending its well-fortified walls against invaders and terrorism.
Entering the citadel for the first time after his last visit eight years ago, Mohammed Ahmed Maarouf talked about his feelings and desire to regain his memories inside the place, which has stood in the face of terrorism and looting.

The citadel has a great rank in the hearts of Aleppo people; Alaa-Eddin Hammami considers that reopening it to visitors enhances the feeling of safety which Aleppo missed during the years of crisis.

Meanwhile, Laila Kiali saw that the citadel embodies the history of the citys people and reopening it brings back joy to the souls.
I was happy to read this news. Considering all that has occurred in Syria generally and in Aleppo specifically this opening is, in my opinion, pretty miraculous. 

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08:19

Honoring Johnny Bonta, Paiute, Murdered by Sparks Nevada Police "IndyWatch Feed War"

. Honoring Johnny Bonta, Paiute, Murdered by Sparks Nevada Police By Lisa Bonta Censored News RENO -- On June 12, 2018 in Reno, Nevada, a Prayer circle was formed by the American Indian Movement Northern Nevada Chapter. The focus was to honor the family of Johnny Bonta.Johnny was a member of the Reno Sparks Indian Colony.  He was murdered by Sparks

08:18

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


So David Dimbleby, after 24 years at the helm, is leaving Question Time. 

Who will replace him? 

According to the BBC, Kirsty Wark is top of the list and "other suggested contenders" include John Humphrys, Huw Edwards, Jeremy Vine and Nick Robinson. (What a thrilling list!). 

Quite why Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell aren't being suggested in that BBC report is surely prove of the BBC pro-Brexit bias. 

With all due respect to Lord and Alastair though, I'm predicting it will be a woman. The Guardian says there's pressure for it to be a woman, and I believe the Graun about that. The BBC is bound to give in to that kind of pressure (and feel smug about so doing). 

So who will it be? Kirsty? Emma Barnett? Victoria Derbyshire? Katty Kay? 

And who's off down the bookies tomorrow? I'm plumping for Victoria Derbyshire, main presenter of the effortfully worthy Victoria Derbyshire show.

08:11

An Ode to My Father, Samuel Hubert Cox "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A poem written in honor of all fathers in the lineages of two revolutionary war patriots, as a message to all of the cousins of the author who share Solomon and Samuel Cox as grand fathers.

08:10

Tweedledum and Tweedledee "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


By updating posts from earlier today (which I've subsequently buried under long new posts) I may have I may have inadvertently 'avalanched' myself and disguised the main point of today's posts. 

However much Tweedledum and Tweedledee (Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell) may accuse the BBC of bias (from 'the other side'), their claims of bias (however frustrating they must be to some people who work at the BBC) are surely useful to the BBC as a whole as they seem to give credence to the 'we get accused of bias from both sides so we must be getting it about right' (complaints from both sides) argument. 

But in reality they don't give credence to the 'complaints from both sides' argument. 

Why? Because the claims of bias from Tweedledum and Tweedledee are demonstrably false. They are fit only for the bin (though they'll doubtless end up in a recycling bin and get recycled ad nauseam.)

There's no substance to them whatsoever. Disproving them is like shooting paraplegic fish in a tiny barrel. 

And worse, when closely examined, their fake claims of BBC bias actually steer us towards the monstrous crow of truth: that the BBC is biased in the exact opposite direction to that which Lord Adonis and Alastair Campbell claim it is.  

08:10

PERTH Magistrates court list wa "IndyWatch Feed National"

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The Perth Drug Court operates in the Perth Magistrates Court, and is aimed at breaking the cycle of drug Perth Drug Court and drug related offences in

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08:10

Apache Stronghold -- Prayers at Dine' Sacred Sisnaajini, Blanca Peak, Colorado "IndyWatch Feed War"

Photos and article by Steve Pavey Apache Stronghold Sacred Journey Censored News Sisnaajini or Blanca Peak, Colorado June 15, 2018The Stronghold Sacred Journey stopped for prayers at the base of one of the four sacred mountains of the homelands of the Din. Sisnaajini sits as the Eastern facing mountain peak. And as one of members of the Journey, Derek who is Din, said to us, "

08:04

First US F-35s to be Sold to Turkey Next Week Despite Senate Concerns "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington (GPA)  Despite efforts by US lawmakers to block the move, the first batch of Lockheed Martin F-35s to be sold to Turkey is expected this week.
f-35s to turkeyLockheed Martin F-35
Image: Wikimedia Commons

The ceremony marking the official handover of the F-35s to be sold to Turkey is expected to take place on the twenty-first of this month. Although the fighters will not be flown to Turkey until their pilots have completed their training in the US, the ceremony on Thursday will make the F-35s legal property of the Turkish military.

Normally, this kind of sale between the US and a fellow member of NATO would presumably go off without a hitch. However, there is trouble with this particular sale due to multiple concerns about the current leadership in Ankara which includes US security concerns fueled by other political tension points in US-Turkey relations.

One of these more smaller points of contention that have played a role in the opposition to the sales of the F-35s is the case of a US pastor, Andrew Brunson, who is currently in Turkish custody. Brunson was arrested for alleged ties to terrorist organizations including that of exiled-cleric Fethullah Gulen, FETO. The arrest of the pastor has come to the attention of several US senators, including Republican Thom Tillis of North Carolina who has called the charges bogus and said the release of Brunson should be a condition for the sale of the F-35s.

Related: US Pastor Held by Turkey Charged with Supporting Terror, Faces 35 Years

More important then Brunson however, is the concern by Turkeys western allies is the recent decision to purchase the S-400 air-defense missile syst...

08:02

Russian/Turkish deal for Tell Rifaat. The Micro & Macro along the Silk Road: Pepe Escobar "IndyWatch Feed War"

Going a little long- This post covers the micro and the macro

Earlier this week Southfront had delivered one of their usual vague news reports. With no link back to original source. They followed up with another one just the other day. I'm not a huge fan of Southfront. It's no different then any other source, in my opinion, information from Southfront needs verification, same as info from anywhere else.

Both  Southfront reports linked below:

From June 14/2018- Southfront
Russia and Turkey have reached an agreement on the future of the city of Tell Rifaat in the northern Syrian province

The agreement is allegedly aimed at allowing the civilians to return to their houses in the northern city.

While the agreement will facilitate the return of civilians to Tell Rifaat, Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups and fighters will not be allowed to enter the city at all, according to al-Araby al-Jadeed.

From June 15/2018- Southfront, again

Under the agreement, units of the Turkish military will allegedly be deployed in Tell Rifaat side by side with the Russian Military Police, which was deployed there a few months ago
I've been searching for additional information as to what may have transpired between Turkey and Russia at Tell Rifaat and why whatever occurred may have taken place?
  • - Besides Russia and Turkey cooperating on stabilizing this area of Syria while pushing terrorists out.
  • - Having to do with more then just the return of Syrians to their own country (which is a good thing in my book!)
  • - Agreeing to keep FSA out
Turkey definitely has an interest in getting Syrians back into Syria. Theyve been hosting millions of refugees for years. With an upcoming election being able to resolve that issue effectively through cooperative means would be a real vote getter.
  •  -It would also help to stabilize the situation in Turkey, internally.
  • - It also serves to impede the Usrael/Kurdish annexation agenda.

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08:02

Four billion years of evolution in six minutes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that were a small part of a complex, four-billion-year process and not the end of the line. Were not the goal of evolution, Chakrabarty says. Think of us all as young leaves on this ancient and gigantic tree of life connected by invisible branches not just to each other, but to our extinct relatives and our evolutionary ancestors.

08:00

Why You Will NOT Retire At 65! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why You Will NOT Retire At 65! Video The Money GPS Video Source

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08:00

Greens shaft Te Kuha mine "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where is Shane Jones when you need him? Oh, thats right. Hes too busy slagging off Fonterra and trying to get elected in Whangarei. Quote: A controversial application to mine coal on conservation land on the West Coast has been declined by the Government. The company behind the mining proposal said the announcement was just another kick in [] The post Greens shaft Te Kuha mine appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

08:00

AFTER RUBBING HIS DIRTY ARSE IN MENDI, LOANILL IS OFF TO CHINA TO BEG AND BORROW MORE MONEY "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

PRIME MINISTER SET TO LEAD ONE OF THE BIGGEST DELEGATIONS TO CHINA ON A WEEK LONG TRIP COSTING K6.8 MILLION WHEN THE NATION IS ON THE BRINK OF A CIVIL WAR IN HIS OWN SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE

Attached below is the itenarary of perhaps one of the biggest delegations ever to depart the shores of Papua New Guinea.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill and his wife Lynda May Babao O'Neill are set to lead the delegation of 91 Ministers, Members of Parliament and government and business leaders as well as Chinese business men and women on this week long trip from Wednesday 20 June to Tuesday 26 June 2018.
The traveling party consists of 41 PNG delegates and 50 Chinese delegates totaling 91, apart from support staff and media personnel.

The trip is estimated to cost around K6.8 million all to be paid for by PNG taxpayers. This is well above the K6 million approved to send in police and army to his Southern Highlands province to implement a state of emergency to quell the civil uprising which is reported to be getting worse by the day.

Citizens are free to form their own opinions about such an expensive trip where an entire Air Niugini 747 Jet has been chartered to travel with the Falcon to China and back to PNG via Singapore.
A total of 8 State Ministers, 1 Governor and 4 ordinary members of Parliament are accompanying the Prime Minister on this high level trip, which appears to be more of a site seeing trip for many of these MPs and Ministers as the countdown to VONC approaches.

The mind just boggles to understand where the priority of this Prime Minister lies. Is it in attending to issues in his own backyard or is it to go on yet another fancy and expensive globe trotting trip paid for by the suffering taxpayers?

Citizens and taxpayers can make up their own mind about what this trip is all about but personally, I see it as another act of sheer arrogance and defiance where police and army are sent in to a war zone to quell an increasingly volatile situation while the Prime Minister goes on yet another sight seeing junket trip halfway around the world courtesy of struggling PNG taxpayers.
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08:00

Catch Me If You Can "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

For Googles Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can. His transformation from one of the worlds most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in

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08:00

June 18 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History "IndyWatch Feed National"

1808 - Alexander Wilson (alias Charles Boyle) was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of William Moad.

1808 - John MacNeal was hanged at Sydney for burglary and robbery upon his master, having stolen two half casks and two quarter casks of gunpowder from the house of Robert Campbell.

1808 - Mary Grady was hanged at Sydney for burglary from the house of Charles Stuart at Parramatta.

1814 -  In a General Order, Governor Macquarie said he regreted the unhappy Conflicts between the natives of the Mountains and settlers at Bringelly, Airds and Appin, caused by the Aborigines helping themselves to the maize. He promised to punish anyone involved in hostilities on either side.

1827 James Stirling established a settlement at Raffles Bay.

1829 Official proclamation of the Swan River Colony.

1839 - Explorer Edward John Eyre shot through from Adelaide to explore the northern regions of SA.

1868 - An earthquake shook NSW. The quake was centred around the Hunter Valley town of Maitland. Minor damage to buildings only.

1868 - The first rowing race was held between Scotch College (originally known as the Melbourne Academy) and Church of England Grammar School on Yarra River, Melbourne, Vic

1872 - George Robert Nichols (The Parramatta River Murders) was hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of William Percy Walker (and John Bridger) in upper Sydney Harbour.

1872 - Alfred Lester (alias Froude)(The Parramatta River Murders) was hanged at Darlinghurst for the murder of William Percy Walker (and John Bridger) in upper Sydney Harbour.

1883 - Wangabiddi was hanged at Rottnest Island for the murder of Charles Redfern at Minni-Minni on the Gascoyne River.

1883 - Guerilla was hanged at Rottnest Island for the murder of Anthony Cornish at Fitzroy River.

1881 The Art Gallery of South Australia was opened by Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence.

1901 - Victorian Parliament parked their posteriors for the first time at the Exhibition Buildings following the Commonwealth Parliaments use of Parliament House, Melbourne. State Parliament remained there until 1927.

1906 - Counting the Commonwealth
GH Knibbs was appointed head of the new Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics. Some 4.5 million people were counted in the first census on 3 April 1911. Indigenous people were first included officially in the federal census in 1971 when the population was 12.8 million.

1915 - The first lock on the Murray River opened...or closed, depending on your view,  at Blanchetown, Vic.

1923 - The Temora - Roto Railway Line (NSW) was flung open from Griffith to Hillston.

1926 - The Tottenham Railway Branch Line (NSW) was closed.

1927 - The South Oz  Governor, Sir Tom Bridges, opened the Angorichina TB Hostel at Angorichi...

07:56

Damage Control Dance, After Japan Suspends GMO Canadian Wheat Import Modified to Resist Bayer/Monsanto's Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

What will this mean to other nations? Is this a market ploy to get better prices or to divert inferior wheat to Bangladesh and India? Will anyone wake up to the medical horrors of spraying Roundup/Glyphosate? Be prepared for far worse emerging horror stories about agricultural poisons, GMOs, and sanctioned genocidal regulatory failures resulting from international governments giving carte blanche to the Monsanto/Bayer merger!

07:56

Activist CNN Analyst Doubles Down, Refuses to Apologize for Tantrum During Tuesdays White House Briefing "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Playboy White House reporter and CNN political analyst Brian Karem has been using the briefing room as a grounds for activism, and is completely unapologetic for his outbursts.

On Tuesday, Karem had a meltdown at Press Secretary Sarah Sanders over separating illegal immigrant families at the border and inappropriately brought her children up to make his point.

Dont you have any empathy? Come on, Sarah. Youre a parent. Dont you have any empathy for what these people are going through? Karem shouted at Sanders as she urged him to settle down.

On Sunday, Karem appeared on CNNs Reliable Sources to defend his activism and transparent attempt to become the headline.

I have an apology to make, he started. I apologize to every who has had to sufferwho has less than I do, and I did not come to the table sooner. Im sorry to those people for waiting so long, holding my temper.

The cringe inducing virtue signalling continued throughout his appearance.

Im sorry that I am extremely angry with this administration that has lied to me, continues to lie to me. Im sorry as a reporter that for so long I thought that the idea was to I was struggling so hard to do my job I forgot that my job is to comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable, and ask questions for those who have no voice.

Shockingly, CNN host Brian Stelter actually brought up the fact that many are accusing Karem of attempting to make it about himself.

The post Activist CNN Analyst Doubles Down, Refuses to Apologize for Tantrum During Tuesdays White House Briefing appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

07:52

The Death of Indian Democracy? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Following up on the murder of prominent journalist Shujaat Bukhari, this article discusses the pervasive influence of extreme right-wing organizations promoting a religious cultural hegemony.

07:51

Elizabeth Holmes Steps Down as Theranos CEO as DoJ Levels Charges "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for BoyceMagooglyMonkey

Elizabeth Holmes steps down as Theranos CEO as DOJ levels charges

CNBC is reporting that Elizabeth Holmes has stepped down from her position as CEO of Theranos and the Department of Justice has indicted her on alleged wire fraud. Both the company and Holmes have been embroiled in scandal following reports that the blood tests it claimed to be working on weren't actually effective. Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Holmes and Theranos with fraud.

[...] Along with Holmes, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, former president of Theranos, is being charged by the DOJ as well. Both Holmes and Balwani appeared before US Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen today where they were arraigned on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. [...] CNBC reports that Holmes will still chair Theranos' board and the company's general counsel, David Taylor, has been appointed CEO. If convicted, Holmes and Balwani face a maximum prison sentence of 20 years, a $250,000 fine and restitution for each count of wire fraud.


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07:49

SOTT FOCUS: Anti-Russian propaganda means nothing to hundreds of thousands of international fans enjoying World Cup in Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The striking thing about Moscow during the World Cup so far is just how much the atmosphere of openness and joy is in stark contrast to the bad spirited build up seen in parts of the western, english speaking media. Scare stories of hooliganism, racism, and homophobia dominated coverage which seemed more interested in confirming its own stereotypes than uncovering the complexities of a nation. The vast majority of the locals and fans meeting in Russia couldn't care less about the politics. How about this headline from The Times newspaper in Britain after Russia's opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia? "Russia get party started with goal feast for Vladimir Putin." To me it seems extremely cynical to suggest the team did it for Putin; they did it for the excited kids who came out of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium afterwards with big smiles on their faces. They did it for the Russians that love football. That is a headline written by someone who can't get out of the way of their own preconceptions.

07:45

The use and abuse of language "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 

07:43

'Not even fraud can stop me now' - Mexico's presidential frontrunner AMLO "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lpez Obrador says it will take a miracle for his rivals to beat him The man who appears likely to win the presidential election in two weeks says it will take a miracle to stop him from winning. Leading presidential candidate Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador declared yesterday that he is absolutely certain he will win the July 1 election and that not even electoral fraud can stop him. Only a miracle would allow one of his main rivals, Ricardo Anaya or Jos Antonio Meade, to become the next president of Mexico, the third-time hopeful said. "They [Meade and Anaya] already know [I'm going to win], but they're hoping there may be a miracle . . . only with a miracle [could they win], not even by fraud now," the Morena party leader told reporters in Colima.

07:43

Flooded Valleys And Burning Forests: The Global Face Of Renewable Energy (Part III) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Geoff Russell brings you the final story in a three-part series on the global renewable energy revolution. In Part I he looked at the animal and environment issues associated with the flooded river valleys and burning biomass that dominate renewable energy. Part II looked at wind, sunshine, storage and zoomed in to consider Australia.

 

The alternative

Globally, nuclear power, in case you were wondering, generates just over 2,000 terawatt-hours of electricity annually, about 8 times more than solar and more than double wind power.

Now lets run some basic numbers and compare the ecological impact of renewables with that of nuclear power.

First lets deal with the inevitable cry from people who are anti-nuclear without ever having thought much about it: Nuclear isnt clean, think about the mining and the waste!!!.

Mines? Nuclear power is miserly on mines. The amount of mining required for hydro, solar or wind is many times greater. The recent ACOLA report made this point, let me repeat the relevant graph from a previous article.

As you can see, nuclear requires minimal mining.

So why do so many people seem to think mining is some kind of nuclear achilles heel? Thats an interesting question. Ill try to answer it later. But the graph massively underestimates the mining required for renewables on two fronts; it ignores mining for batteries and it ignores mining for all the extra transmission lines needed by wind and solar. Ive dealt with the relative ease of nuclear waste handling many times in the past most recently here.

But mining is a minor issue compared to the massive habitat destruction associated with renewables.

Hydro-electricity, as weve seen produces roughly 4,000 terawatt hours per year globally from reservoirs covering 343,000 square kilometres, so, using global averages,...

07:36

MH17 In Een Bredere Context "IndyWatch Feed War"


Maleisi: JIT, 9/11, Bush, Oekrane en MH17

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07:35

Russia Is Boosting Gold Production and Reserves "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Russia Is Boosting Gold Production and Reserves from GoldSeek The Central Bank of Russia has been increasing its gold holdings every month since March 2015 and now has the fifth largest gold reserves in the world. The eastern European nation...

The post Russia Is Boosting Gold Production and Reserves appeared first on The Daily Coin.

07:35

Celebrations following winning goal against world champions Germany causes earthquake in Mexico City "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hirving Lozano's goal for Mexico against Germany in their World Cup game in Moscow reportedly caused a mini-earthquake back home in Mexico City as raucous fans celebrated. Mexico's Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research reported an increase in seismic activity at exactly the moment Lozano scored in the 35th minute of the game against reigning champions Germany - sparking mass celebrations among the thousands in the stadium in Moscow and the millions watching back home.

07:34

Video: Robert Spencer on The Hagmann Report on jihad in history and the destruction of the West today "IndyWatch Feed War"

On The Hagmann Report several days ago, I discuss the history of Islam and conquest and how it relates to our current day situation both in America and Europe. Preorder The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS here.

07:30

Phil Goff is on a witch-hunt now "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Phil Goffs doctrinaire approach continues as he seeks to identify who is leaking information to media: Quote: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has admitted hes not quite sure who is leaking sensitive information from the council. Concern over leaks reached fever pitch on Tuesday after it was revealed nine councillors signed a letter of extreme dissatisfaction [] The post Phil Goff is on a witch-hunt now appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:30

On Fathers Day Danney Williams Calls on Bill Clinton to Take Paternity Test "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today is a happy day for most fathers and sons.
But not for Danney Williams.
Danney claims he is Bill Clintons illegitimate son.

The 27-year-old black man from Arkansas put new pressure on the former President and his wife Hillary.

Danneys mother, a prostitute who lived in Arkansas in the mid-1980s, claimed she had sex with the the Arkansas governor at the time.
danney-williams-mother
In her interview, Bobbie said that Clinton rubbed her belly and said, Girl, that cant be my baby. But I knew it was. I just had this kind of womans feeling that this was his child.

The liberal media ignored or attacked Danney Williams during the election.

On Sunday Danney Williams retweeted a request to force Bill Clinton into a paternity test.
Via American Mirror:

The post...

07:22

As Social Security and Medicare Go Bankrupt, US Gives $10.5 Million a DAY to Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the United States gives Israel around $10.5 million a day, reports indicate that Social Security and Medicare funds will soon be depleted.

As the United States government admits that Social Security and Medicare services are going bankrupt and will both be completely depleted within the next 16 years, American taxpayers are giving around $10.5 million to a close ally that is routinely accused of human rights violations.

The latest report from the Social Security Administration revealed that Social Security funds will be depleted by 2034, and Medicare funds will be depleted by 2026three years earlier than what was last reported. Last year, Social Security and Medicare funds accounted for 42 percent of federal program expenditures, and as the report noted:

Both Social Security and Medicare face long-term financing shortfalls under currently scheduled benefits and financing. Lawmakers have a broad continuum of policy options that would close or reduce the long-term financing shortfall of both programs. The Trustees recommend that lawmakers take action sooner rather than later to address these shortfalls so that a broader range of solutions can be considered and more time will be available to phase in changes while giving the public adequate time to prepare. Earlier action will also help elected officials minimize adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, including lower-income workers and people already dependent on program benefits.

While the increased reduction in Social Security and Medicare funds can be blamed on the federal government, it is not the only area where government spending should warrant serious concern. In December 2010, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that federal debt held by the public was more than $9 trillion or 62 percent of GDP.

The federal debt held by the public is now $16 trillion or 78 percent of GDP, and the latest projections from the CBO show that it is estimated to increase to $29 trillion or 96 percent of GDP by 2028, which would mark the largest since 194...

07:21

Hundreds of Children Wait in Cages in Texas Warehouse "IndyWatch Feed World"

McALLEN, TexasInside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait away from their parents in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets.

One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didnt know because the childs aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cell how to change the girls diaper.

The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy and resulting separation of families.

More than 1,100 people were inside the large, dark facility thats divided into separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own, and mothers and fathers with children. The cages in each wing open out into common areas to use portable restrooms. The overhead lighting in the warehouse stay on around the clock.

07:20

Papua New Guinea's PM to visit China "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

xinhuanet.com | June 15, 2018

BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill will pay a visit to China from June 20 to 26, as agreed by the two sides, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Friday in Beijing.

Background

Prime Minister O'Neill's visit to China is an important high-level exchange between China and Papua New Guinea this year.

During the visit, President Xi Jinping will meet with Prime Minister O'Neill. Premier Li Keqiang will also meet with him.

The leaders of our two countries will exchange views on China-Papua New Guinea relations as well as other important issues of mutual interest.

Besides Beijing, Prime Minister O'Neill will visit Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong.

Over the past 42 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Papua New Guinea, thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides, our bilateral relations have achieved remarkable progress.

Notably, in November 2014, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister O'Neill agreed to establish the strategic partnership featuring mutual respect and common development.

Under the guidance of this important consensus, the China-Papua New Guinea relations have entered a new stage of rapid development.

 In November this year, President Xi Jinping will travel to Papua New Guinea for the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting, which will provide an important opportunity for the further development of China-Papua New Guinea ties.

China is willing to work with Papua New Guinea to maintain the momentum of high-level exchanges and interactions at other levels, deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in all dimensions, and enhance communication and coordination in international and regional affairs so as to move forward the China-Papua New Guinea strategic partnership.

07:17

Ontario Wildflowers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A few photos of the stuff that grows wild around here. Theres lots, so I put most of them below the fold.

Queen Anns Lace and a hint of Dames Rocket marking the trail

Purple Dames Rocket

White Dames Rocket

Queen Annes Lace

Mystery plant, maybe bedstraw

Beautiful buttercups and a few forget-me-nots

buttercup

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07:15

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Transcript of interview, commentary later, but it was quite a good interview.
Saturday, 16 June 2018, 1:16 pm

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Justice Minister Andrew Little
Lisa Owen: The Government must reduce the prison population by the end of next year or face complete failure of the prison system, according to Justice Ministry advice released to Newshub Nation. That advice also says those reductions will require significant reform. Here to discuss just what that means is Justice Minister Andrew Little. Good morning, Minister.
Andrew Little: Good morning.
For claritys sake, lets start with three-strikes first. Is the repeal of that legislation a possibility still as part of a wider package of changes?
Not right now. Our coalition partner, New Zealand First, has made it pretty clear they dont agree with the repeal of three-strikes at this point. They want to see a total package of reform. And it might be something that can be considered further down the track, but its not on the table right now.
How much would that change by itself have lowered the prison population?
Look, it could make some difference, but actually there are bigger gains through other changes that need to be made. Were got to have a look at the whole range of things. Its not just what the laws are bail laws, parole laws. Its actually what we do in the prisons things that dont necessarily require a law change. So what sort of services are we providing prisoners who need help and support, who can be changed and, with a bit of that extra help and support, can be released and not have a high probability of reoffending again? Thats where the game is, and thats kind of part of the change process we have.
Okay. I want to look at the different possibilities of change a bit later, but first lets lay out the situation as it is. Justice Ministry documents and weve got a whole big wodge of them here that were released to us under the Official Information Act they tell us the prison population is due to hit 13,400 by 2027. You simply dont have the beds for that, so would you be happy with prisoners sleeping on mattresses on the floor?
No. Of course you dont want that. And the reality is pretty much the first day we got into government, myself, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis, we got the advic...

07:11

Brexit dividend (2) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Contrary to an optimistic statement I made in the previous post, you should never put anything past Big Bad Al.

The former Labour spin supremo has been accusing the BBC of "Brexit Dividend propaganda" this morning. (Of course he has. He's got no shame!). It's "the Beeb playing along with Tory spin yet again" apparently. 

Unfortunately, he then goes and spoils his own spin by re-tweeting Paul Johnson of the IFS saying there isn't a Brexit dividend. And where was the IFS man saying that? Er, on the BBC. 

Indeed, the busy Mr. Johnson has been on both The Sunday Politics and the BBC News Channel this lunchtime rubbishing the claim of a Brexit dividend.


Ah, I see that Rob Burley and Alastair Campbell are back at it again!:


Yes, that's exactly what Polly Toynbee did. And anyone who reads the BBC Breakfast transcript in the previous will realise that BBC journalists haven't been far behind her either.

And the RB-AC exchange continues and it gets madder and madder (on AC's part anyhow):
Alastair Campbell: That was ju...

07:10

BREAKING: 12 Illegal Aliens Ejected, 5+ Dead After High Speed Chase With Authorities "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Wire: Law enforcement officials in Big Wells, Texas are investigating the scene of a car accident where a vehicle full of illegal immigrants crashed on Sunday after being chased by U.S. officials. Local news affiliates reported that the vehicle was traveling at speeds of over 100 mph when the driver, who is believed []

07:10

Donald Trump: Give Teachers Who Carry Guns A Bonus! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Donald Trump: Give Teachers Who Carry Guns A Bonus! by Tim Brown Freedom Outpost Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. I...

The post Donald Trump: Give Teachers Who Carry Guns A Bonus! appeared first on The Daily Coin.

07:09

Corporations Selling Stocks And Central Banks Buying Gold: Verge Of Major Turning Point "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The global system is weakening and its not all Italys fault. Heres what is causing the slowdown and what to do about it As a Wall Street Unicorn its current market cap is $58.2 billion, even though there are losses as far as the eye can see. On June 12th the stock price surged 3.19%Continue reading "Corporations Selling Stocks And Central Banks Buying Gold: Verge Of Major Turning Point"

07:09

East Med Sitrep May June 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Kakaouskia for The Saker Blog Greetings to the Saker community and readers. Cyprus: Reports in the press show that the Cypriot government has signed an agreement with France for

07:08

Watch Diorama Erase me on YouTube "IndyWatch Feed World"

This german guy never eases up, very intense, but good though

07:03

A rare hermaphrodite beetle born in Japan "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rhinoceros beetle was found in Okayama Prefecture in June. The left side of its body is male and the right side is female. The females of this species do not have horns and their legs are shorter. This following video was broadcast by the NHK channel. The insect is half female, half male.

07:00

Australia: Office supply store refuses to print anything offensive to Muslims and especially not in Ramadan "IndyWatch Feed National"

Here is another indication of how skillfully Islamic advocacy groups have portrayed Muslims in the West as victims, such that any criticism of Islams exhortations to violence is considered to be racism and hence unacceptable. The people in Officeworks are just standard Leftists who have been indoctrinated to believe that any criticism of Islam is []

07:00

Chris Trotter: Acquiring a taste for rat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Eugenie Sage has probably ensured the demise of the Greens. Her decision to be a Minister rather than a politician let alone a Green has put the cap on a growing level of dissatisfaction and distrust among Green Party members and voters. Both groups are now asking themselves: What is the point of voting for a party which promises to prevent the alienation of New Zealands precious water resources, when that partys Minister of Land Information claims the Overseas Investment Act left her with no choice except to permit its expansion? The saddest thing about this bullshit explanation is that it makes absolutely no reference to the choice that every holder of a ministerial warrant possesses: the choice to resign their portfolio rather than compromise their personal integrity by breaking their partys promises. Clearly the option of resigning never entered Sages head. Equally clearly, behaving like a responsible minister of the crown meant much more to her than keeping faith with the people who voted Green. The post Chris Trotter: Acquiring a taste for rat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

07:00

Science when it suits "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The government has been quick to act on the advice of its chief science advisor Sir Peter Gluckman over meth testing in state houses. 

Wouldnt it be good if a similar respect for science was shown for other policy?

Had they done so we wouldnt be facing a ban on off-shore exploration for oil and gas.

If they did so, we could be confident theyd agree with Nationals principles for a bipartisan approach to climate change:

  • taking a pragmatic, science-based approach,
  • utilising innovation and technology,
  • getting the incentives right to drive long-term change rather than short-term shocks
  • acting as part of a global response, and
  • considering the wider impacts on the economy, jobs and incomes

If they did so, we could have confidence that they making policy changes for the good of the country and the people and not blindly following political ideology.

It would be good but its very unlikely when weve got a government that accepts science only when it suits.

07:00

Mediawatch: Over hyped tosh "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ Media Watch

Chances are youve heard lots lately about Dancing with The Stars in the media   even if youve never watched it. TVNZ heavily promoted its new rival Tinder-in-the-tropics show as well. Are the TV networks overdoing the in-house hype for the shows and should we be footing the bill for them?

https://adamsmith.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/mwatch-20180617-0910-overdoing_the_in-house_reality_show_hype-128.mp3

06:59

Israeli Missiles In Alaska, US/UK Oppose Yemen Ceasefire & Congress Finally Acts But To Maintain War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/16/18). I want to begin today by addressing a concern many have expressed from my last show, and which was partly due to an odd glitch in my []

The post Israeli Missiles In Alaska, US/UK Oppose Yemen Ceasefire & Congress Finally Acts But To Maintain War appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

06:58

As Social Security And Medicare Go Bankrupt, US Gives $10.5 Million A Day To Israel "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the United States gives Israel around $10.5 million a day, reports indicate that Social Security and Medicare funds will soon be depleted. (TFTP) As the United States government admits that Social Security and Medicare services are going bankrupt and will both be completely depleted within the next 16 years, American taxpayers are giving around $10.5 []

The post As Social Security And Medicare Go Bankrupt, US Gives $10.5 Million A Day To Israel appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

06:58

Links 17/6/2018: Linux 4.18 RC1 and Deepin 15.6 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Desktop

  • Server

    • Five Supercomputers That Arent Supercomputers

      A supercomputer, of course, isnt really a computer. Its not one giant processor sitting atop an even larger motherboard. Instead, its a network of thousands of computers tied together to form a single whole, dedicated to a singular set of tasks. They tend to be really fast, but according to the folks at the International Supercomputing Conference, speed is not a prerequisite for being a supercomputer.

      But speed does help them process tons of data quickly to help solve some of the worlds most pressing problems. Summit, for example, is already booked for things such as cancer research; energy research, to model a fusion reactor and its magnetically confined plasma tohasten commercial development of fusion energy; and medical research using AI, centering around identifying patterns in the function and evolution of human proteins and cellular systems to increase understanding of Alzheimers, heart disease, or addiction, and to inform the drug discovery process.

    • Office 365 is suffering widespread borkage across Blighty

      Some users are complaining that O365 is completely unusable with others are reporting a noticeable slowdown, whinging that its taking 30 minutes to send and receive emails.

  • ...

06:57

Brexit dividend (3) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Alastair Campbell

I suppose we could just assert that all those wild claims of 'pro-government BBC bias' from the likes of arch-spinner Alastair Campbell (and myriads more on Twitter) over the corporation's reporting today of Mrs May's NHS funding/Brexit dividend pledge as simply the result of the partisan stupidity and utter mendacity of far too many people on Twitter (including Big Bad Al), but I think that blogs like this ought to at least try to do better than that. 

So here's a snapshot of this afternoon's coverage of the story...

You'll find below six lovingly-prepared transcripts of this afternoon's hourly BBC Radio 4 news bulletins. 

Do they prove pro-government bias from the BBC? 

I know I shouldn't ruin it for you with spoilers, but the answer is emphatically 'no'. 

When you see it laid out before you, in print, six hours of BBC Radio 4 reporting becomes sharper in focus. 

Every one of those six bulletins began by framing the story with criticism of Mrs May's Brexit dividend claim. 

All of them gave the the lion's share of the bulletin to reporting the views of critics of Mrs May and her Brexit dividend claim. 

And as for the clips from interviewees chosen, two were from Labour critics of Mrs May and one was from Paul Johnson of the IFS, also being unhelpful to Mrs May. The other (Helen Stokes-Lampard) fell closer to criticism than to praise. None was from someone defending/supporting Mrs May.&n...

06:56

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Gemstones and octopus fall from the sky, glaciers grow in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Green olivine gemstones are falling from the sky in Hawaii as the erupting Kilauea vent is now send gemstones up 12,000 feet with the ash and when it comes down, you can find a bowl full if you look for 30 minutes. A ferocious line of wind and waterspouts in china dropped octopus, shrimp, starfish from the sky miles inland. Kilimanjaro glacier grows after massive record breaking rain season in Eastern Africa. Sources

06:56

United States cartoonist sacked for anti-Trump cartoons "IndyWatch Feed World"

United States President Trump breaking up families, censored cartoon by Rob Rogers

By Kayla Costa in the USA:

Political cartoonist fired by right-wing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editors over anti-Trump cartoons

16 June 2018

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired political cartoonist Rob Rogers on Thursday, after weeks of editors blocking his content from the publication. The newspapers censorship coincides with the rise of openly pro-Trump members on the editorial board.

Rogers is an acclaimed political cartoonist, who has won a number of awards including the National Headliner Award and Thomas Nast Award. Having worked for the Post-Gazette since 1993, Rogers has only recently faced rejection of his political content. Nineteen of his ideas and cartoons have been rejected since March, according to his own count.

Tracey DeAngelo, an executive from the newspaper, said that their decisions had little to do with politics and more to do with the working together and the editing process.

However, the content of Rogers artwork places politics at the center of any editorial discussion. Of the cartoons that were rejected by the editors, many were highly critical of the anti-democratic and anti-immigrant policies of the Trump administration.

Rogers rejected cartoons referenced President Trumps discussion of pardoning himself from the ongoing investigation into supposed Russian meddling in the 2016 election, his far-right attack on basic democratic rights and his brutal immigration policies. He also depicted topics relating to racism, including the recent moves by the National Football League (NFL) to force players to stand during the national anthem in the wake of demonstrations against police brutality.

The papers editors did not give an explanation to Rogers as to why these...

06:53

Gowdy: FBI, DOJ Must Comply with GOP Subpoena or Face Full Arsenal of Constitutional Weapons (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the FBI and DOJ fails to comply with the House Republicans subpoena request, after months of stonewalling and impeding the Congressional investigators, there will be daunting repercussions, House Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy, R-S.C.,  warned Sunday.

Republicans have charged the DOJ and FBI are deliberately impeding their investigation into the the bureaus handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and the surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election by refusing to avail more than a million documents the House Judiciary Committee has requested pertaining to probes.

The FBI and DOJ has justified the stonewalling and refusal to comply with the House GOPs request, claiming the sensitive documents requires careful review before they are disseminated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, cautioining the Justice Department will face the full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the peoples house, including contempt of Congress.

Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night,Gowdy said. Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had [House Intelligence Committee Chair] Devin Nunes, [House Judiciary Committee Chair] Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.

And Paul made it very clear; theres going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request, he continued. So [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, [FBI Director] Chris Wray you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. Were going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.

I dont want the drama; I want the documents, Gowdy added.

Gowdy also expressed disdain with FBI leadership in light of the damning DOJ IG report released Thursday, confirming FBI officials vowed to stop the Trump campaign and presidency.

I dont know what [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller has, he said. I do know this: that bias is so pervasive and everyone who has ever stood in front of a jury and had to explain it in a way will tell you it is the most miserable feeling in the world and Ive never seen this level of bias.

The IG report also delegitimized the FBIs surveillance of the Trump campaign and the bureaus accusations of Trump, Russian collusion, Gowdy argued.

The only person...

06:50

Bringing Julian Assange home "IndyWatch Feed National"

Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julian's case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that await him should he walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London unprotected.

06:48

Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses IG Report Preparations Underway For Potomac Two-Step Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow at 2pm. Thus begins the Potomac Two-Step; a generally well known DC approach to protect the interests of the swamp. Senate Judiciary Chairman Continue reading

06:47

Kurze Durchsage von Michael "CIA, NSA" Hayden:Other ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kurze Durchsage von Michael "CIA, NSA" Hayden:

Other governments have separated mothers and children
Und dann ein Foto von Auschwitz.

Und dann kommt dieses Highlight:

Civilization is a thin veneer that must be protected
Oh, ach? Wenn sich jemand mit dem Schutz der Zivilisation auskennt, dann jemand wie Hayden, der fr anlasslose Massenberwachung verantwortlich war!

Update: Muss man vielleicht anders herum sehen. Wenn selbst DER erkennt, dass das Unrecht ist, dann ist die Lage wirklich bel.

06:45

They Look Like Real People (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

They Look Like Real People Video Secure Team10 Video Source

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06:43

In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

GOP Will Hit FBI, DOJ With Full Arsenal Of Constitutional Weapons If They Dont Comply With Subpoena, Gowdy Warns June 17, 2018 House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, and made it clear that... Read more

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06:43

This Is What Your Zodiac Sign Reveals About Your Past Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

The concept of reincarnation and the existence of past lives have fascinated women for centuries.

Often associated with the Eastern cultures due to the association we have drawn between the belief and the religions most practiced in the area, many people misunderstand the religious connections. The truth is that this belief that our soul doesnt die with our body, instead being reborn into a new life, is one that has come up in all areas of the globe.

Here in the Western world, we are largely driven by scientific knowledge, and this can limit in our capacity to understand that which we cant see. Despite this, we are still met with numerous situations in which we cant explain what happened. There are numerous examples of young children who recall what is believed to be their past lives in great detail.

For example, Sam Taylor, born 18 months after his paternal grandfather died, recalled details and memories from his grandfathers life that defy any other explanation. In a review of the case, Jim B. Tucker, MD, explained When he was 1.5 years old, he looked up as his father was changing his diaper and said, When I was your age, I used to change your diapers. He began talking more about having been his grandfather. He eventually told details of his grandfathers life that his parents felt certain he could not have learned through normal means, such as the fact that his grandfathers sister has been murdered and that his grandmother had used a food processor to make milkshakes for his grandfather every day at the end of his life.

Interested in whether or not you have lived a life prior to this one? According to this belief, you likely had many each with its own memories, experiences, and connections. Each of these lives teaches you new lessons and helps to shape you into who you are. Your zodiac sign reveals your natural personality traits, but have you considered where those traits come from? Is there more to it than just the influence of the placement of the sun? Reincarnation states that your personality is, to a degree, formed by your past experiences.

Who were you in a past life? Your zodiac sign can provide interesting insight:

Aries (Mar 21 Apr 19): Poet

While many people dont make the connection between your fiery drive and the underlying compassion and desire to help others, it is a fundamental building block in the foundation of your personality. You want to win and protect others because deep down you truly feel for each and every one of them. This emotional and spiritual side of yourself was once your primary focus, providing you with the creativity and...

06:42

Smile, its the Future! Emotions, Mixed Reality, and Techno-Telepathy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Let me propose a hypothetical future scenario: Lets say that weve since developed an advanced method of brain-to-brain (B2B) communication, to which, naturally, has become quite popular among the younger generation of that time.


How might we judge futuristic societies using our present day standards? Better yet, how might the past have judged us today and would there be a difference?

06:39

Mattis: Putin Is Trying To Undermine Americas Moral Authority "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At a graduation ceremony for the US Naval War College, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine Americas moral authority, and that his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and []

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06:37

Bringing Julian Assange Home: John Pilger "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tomorrow marks the 6th anniversary of Wikileaks founder Julian Assanges application for political asylum with Ecuador, and his effective house arrest in London. John Pilger take up the case, again.

The persecution of Julian Assange must end. Or it will end in tragedy.

The Australian government and prime minister Malcolm Turnbull have an historic opportunity to decide which it will be.

They can remain silent, for which history will be unforgiving. Or they can act in the interests of justice and humanity and bring this remarkable Australian citizen home.

Assange does not ask for special treatment. The government has clear diplomatic and moral obligations to protect Australian citizens abroad from gross injustice: in Julians case, from a gross miscarriage of justice and the extreme danger that awaits him should he walk out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London unprotected.

We know from the Chelsea Manning case what he can expect if a US extradition warrant is successful a United Nations Special Rapporteur called it torture.

I know Julian Assange well; I regard him as a close friend, a person of extraordinary resilience and courage. I have watched a tsunami of lies and smear engulf him, endlessly, vindictively, perfidiously; and I know why they smear him.

In 2008, a plan to destroy both WikiLeaks and Assange was laid out in a top secret document dated 8 March, 2008. The authors were the Cyber Counter-intelligence Assessments Branch of the US Defence Department. They described in detail how important it was to destroy the feeling of trust that is WikiLeaks centre of gravity.

Protestors outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in support of Julian Assange, in May 2013. (IMAGE: See Li, Flickr)

This would be achieved, they wrote, with threats of exposure [and]criminal prosecution and an unrelenting assault on reputation. The aim was to silence...

06:37

Tomgram: Beverly Gologorsky, What Does Poverty Feel Like? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Imagine this: every year during the Great Recession of 2007-2009 there were nearly four million home foreclosures...

06:35

Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Courtesy of JB. Jim Future proves past. News unlocks. Q

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06:34

Nomi Prins: The Central Banking Heist Has Put the World at Risk "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Liam Halligan and cross-posted from Unherd.com

The 2008 financial crisis was the consequence of a loosely regulated banking system in which power was concentrated in the hands of too limited a cast of speculators, Nomi Prins tell me. And after the crisis, the way the US government and the Federal Reserve dealt with this corrupt and criminal banking system was to give them a subsidy.

Such strong, withering analysis is, perhaps, unexpected from someone who has held senior roles at Wall Street finance houses such as Bear Stearns and Goldman Sachs. But Prins is no ordinary former banker.

The US author and journalist left the financial services industry in 2001. She did so, in her own words, partly because life was too short, and partly out of disgust at how citizens everywhere had become collateral damage, and later hostages, to the banking system.

Since then, Prins has chronicled the closed and often confusing world of high finance through the 2008 crisis and beyond. Her writing combines deep insider knowledge with on-the-ground reporting with sharp, searing prose. Alongside countless articles for New York Times, Forbes and Fortune, she has produced six books including Collusion: how central bankers rigged the world, which has just been published.

Her main target in the new work is quantitative easing described by Prins as a conjuring trick in which a central bank manufactures electronic money, then injects it into private banks and financial markets. Over the last decade, she tells me when we meet in London, under the guise of QE, central bankers have massively overstepped their traditional mandates, directing the flow of epic sums of fabricated money, without any checks or balances, towards the private banking sector.

Since QE began, in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve has produced a massive $4.5 trillion of conjured money, out of a worldwide QE total of around $21 trillion, says Prins. The combination of ultra-low interest rates and vast monetary expansion, she explains, has caused speculation to rage much as a global casino would be abuzz if everyone gambled using everyone elses money.

Much of this new spending power, though, has remained inside the system, with banks shoring up their balance sheets. So lending to ordinary firms and households has barely grown as a result of QE, says Prins, nor have wages or prosperity for most of the worlds population. Instead, the banks have gone on an asset-buying spree, she explains, getting into her stride, with the vast flow of QE cash from central banks to private banks ensuring endless opportunities for market manipulation and asset bubbles driven by government support.

Prins describes the power grab weve seen by the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan an...

06:34

12 Magical Signs That You Come From A Long Line of Witches "IndyWatch Feed World"

You feel as if you are not living the life of the person you were meant to be. You are drawn to something. You cant quite put your finger on it. Have you ever considered the possibility you were born to be a witch? Here are the telltale signs that you are a natural born witch.

Being a witch doesnt mean you have to practice witchcraft or curse people. You dont have to announce to the world that you have now taken up the mantle of a witch. You could express it in the smallest of ways: become aware of the moon cycles, grow herbs, begin to live a more natural, greener life. No-one has to know that you are growing into the true expression of the real you: the witch that is desperate to emerge.

A witch, quite simply, is a wise woman. A woman in tune with the earth and her soul. She may have psychic abilities or feel that the dead are existing close by on another plane. Dark places hold no fear, creatures of the night seem like friends. Animals and babies are drawn to her. A witch knows that the world is a crazy mix of positive and negative. Not black or white, but shades of gray. She does not accede easily to authority. She believes that everyone has the right to do as they want as long as they harm none.

Earth Powers

A witch is a woman of the earth. We inherit her natural powers of birth, transformation, healing, rebirth. These are the powers of a woman, one in the same with the powers of the earth.

Where there is a woman, there is magic.

Ntozake Shange

Do you find the answers to life through the patterns of Mother Nature? Is her wisdom your wisdom? Are you, your life and body, aligned with her seasons?

For instance, are you on fire  sexually and creatively in the Summer, letting go and cutting out what does not serve in the Fall, dying to the old in the dark silence of Winter, and reborn in the Spring?

Wisdom

Do you find yourself bubbling from an internal cauldron of ancient natural healing wisdom?

Are people drawn to you to sit by your fire and discuss life and all its fury, pain, love and wonder? Do you end up sending them off with hope in their hearts, and perhaps a tincture, a potion, an herbal remedy (you are familiar with the properties of plants), or even a ritual or two?

In other words, when shit hits the fan, is it you they come to?

Nature

Do you live by or in the woods, or by a body of water  and if not, do you long to?

Witches, being intricately intertwined with nature, embodying the powers of the Great Mother herself, long to be as clo...

06:34

Muslim auto mechanic from UK developed bombs disguised as laptop batteries to take on planes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Imagine if all the ingenuity that is devoted toward devising new ways to murder people were instead devoted to aiding people. But in the Quran, Allah commands Muslims to kill (cf. 2:191, 4:89, 9:5), not to save. ISIS Terrorist Behind U.S. Laptop Ban Bomb Plot Identified as British Car Mechanic, by Tom Porter, Newsweek, June []

06:34

Christian Coffee House BANNED From Worship Services "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Between Baltimore and D.C., in the suburb of Laurel, sits Ragamuffins Coffee House. Run by neighborhood Redemption Community Church, the nonprofit coffee shop opened with the intention of serving the community as well as presenting the Gospel. Until the city instituted a new zoning ordinance, banning the coffee shop from holding services. Believing that the new ordinances were specifically aimed at them, the coffee shop and church have now turned to Alliance Defending Freedom to take legal action to protect their religious rights.

Faithwire reports:

Ragamuffins Coffee House is located in a very poor neighborhood and seeks to meet the needs of those who are struggling, offering them a welcoming and warm community and great coffee.

Were trying to represent the tremendous love of God. Community is our first product; after that we bring [handcrafted] coffee, said Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra, according to the Baltimore Sun.

But the churchs beautiful outreach effort was recently met with staunch opposition, when city officials told them to cease ministry operations and leave immediately. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, the religious freedom legal group representing the church, city officials adopted new zoning codes with the express intention of stopping Redemption Community Church from operating in the citys downtown area.

The law forces houses of worship to submit to an expensive, time-consuming, and uncertain special exception process that is not imposed on secular organizations, ADF explained. Despite the building being advertised for church/school purposes, shortly after the church purchased the property, the zoning laws were altered.

Almost immediately after the church purchased the property, the city changed its zoning code to remove houses of worship on less than one acre as permitted uses in the zone and allow them only if...

06:32

Seven Democrats Pull Publicity Stunt, Show Up At Immigration Center, Demand To Be Let In "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This group of angry lawmakers from New Jersey and New York attempts to gain access to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in New Jersey https://t.co/Ku7KsJsMfR pic.twitter.com/r7Lu1qlHnq CNN (@CNN) June 17, 2018 Idiots actually have to have cops called upon because theyre so obnoxious to the poor employers, trying to cook up a political []

06:30

The negative narrative continues for this government "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It appears that Jacinda-mania is over and that media have finally realised the princess has no answers. If there ever was a honeymoon it is well over now as the government lurches from one crisis after another and almost all are self inflicted. Stacey Kirk is the latest to put down the Kool-Aid sippy cup: [] The post The negative narrative continues for this government appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:30

Russians are much admired and Putin is loved by the Chinese, for good reasons "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jeff J. Brown for The Saker Blog Crosslinked with: http://chinarising.puntopress.com/2018/06/17/russians-are-much-admired-and-putin-is-loved-by-the-chinese-for-good-reasons-china-rising-radio-sinoland-180618/ https://youtu.be/txVSSlfUD6o https://soundcloud.com/44-days/russians-are-much-admired-and-putin-is-loved-by-the-chinese-for-good-reasons-c-rising-r-sinoland   Looking back at the rocky, mutually suspecting and disrespecting relations between Russias and Chinas leaders, 1917-2000,

06:26

SOTT FOCUS: Boy with Obvious Psychological Issues Wins First Place in Female Sporting Event "IndyWatch Feed World"

The war on reality continues. A story from a Connecticut high school earlier this month reports how a male to female transgender track and field athlete broke two state records. On Monday, when Connecticut had its State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park, one person broke the State Open records for girls in both the 100 and 200-meter runs. That person was a biological boy.

06:26

Over 100 bowhead whales seen in Arctic ocean "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This January 2018 video is called Ice Giants [Bowhead Whale Documentary].

From Wageningen University in the Netherlands:

At least 100 Bowhead whales sighted in the East Greenland Sea

June 12, 2018

Scientists of Wageningen Marine Research have just returned from the Arctic after a successful expedition organised by Oceanwide Expeditions, Inezia Tours & Natuurpunt. During the spring, whilst working in the Greenland Sea to the Southwest of Spitsbergen, the scientists discovered a group of at least 100 foraging bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus). This is a rare and endangered whale which is believed to be almost extinct and is consequently classed as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN.

For some years scientists from Wageningen Marine Research have worked as expedition guides on board the expedition vessel Plancius from Oceanwide Expeditions. Since 2015, increasing numbers of bowhead whales have been observed on the edge of the pack-ice off East Greenland during these expeditions, but this year all previous numbers were exceeded. On the 1st June 2018, during almost 7 hours steaming along the pack ice, a total of 104-114 bowhead whales were systematically counted.

The bowhead whale is well adapted to live in the Arctic and is therefore the only large whale that can survive year-round in this extreme climate and specifically along the pack-ice. The sub-population of bowhead whales in the area of Spitsbergen/Greenland Sea has been greatly reduced since the whaling operations from the 16th century [on] and consequently this subpopulation, which is estimated to number several hundreds of whales is no...

06:25

Cte dIvoire Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Hadara Mamadou? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hadara Mamadou was appointed to be ambassador to the United States from Cte dIvoire on February 28, 2018, and he presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on March 28, 2018. He replaced Daouda Diabat.

 

This is not Hadaras first assignment in Washington. He previously served as commercial counselor and director of Cte dIvoires economic office at the embassy there.

 

Hadara is president of the think tank Cercle Libral de Cte dIvoire. He also has served as chairman of the board of SONITRA (Socit nationale  ivoirienne  de travaux), a public-private partnership that undertakes public works projects, such as roads, bridges and other infrastructure, in Cte dIvoire.

 

Haidara is married to Assata Keita Haidara.

-Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Haidara Mamadou New Ambassador of Cte d'Ivoire to the United States (Abidjan.net)

White House Announcement

06:23

[$] 4.18 Merge window, part 2 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By the time that Linus Torvalds released 4.18-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle, 11,594 non-merge changesets had found their way into the mainline kernel repository. Nearly 4,500 of those were pulled after last week's summary was written. Thus, in terms of commit traffic, 4.18 looks to be quite similar to its predecessors. As usual, the entry of significant new features has slowed toward the end of the merge window, but there are still some important changes on the list.

06:21

Bringing The ZAD Back Home: Episode Four "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Bringing The ZAD Back Home: Episode Four appeared first on It's Going Down.

The Cinema Committee returns with another video update on the ZAD.

In the time since our last episode was released, the free-territory known as the ZAD has undergone a few drastic changes and suffered more than one tragedy. On the morning of May 17, 2018, the forces of order invaded the ZAD and demolished all of the structures that hadnt filled out the proper form. The majority of the demolished dwellings werent built in an orthodox manner and utilized a wide variety of building materials, just as many of them stood in the middle of the forest. While the squatted stone buildings were simply bricked up to prevent re-entry, the authorities leveled every other irregular site that hadnt entered into negotiations. Among these demolished structures was La Chateigne, the historic heart of the ZAD since its victory over Operation Caesar in 2012.

The police returned on May 18 to clear the last six of the illegal structures and then resumed their military function of keeping the farm-roads open to traffic. Battles continued for days against this armed occupation, the bricked-up buildings were re-opened, and a young man named Maxime lost his hand to a police grenade. On May 22, one of the gendarmes hundreds of TNT-based grenades finally went off too close to a person and 21 year-old Maxime will never have a hand again. After this widely publicized tragedy inflicted by the state, a series of demonstrations and actions for Maxime took place across France, including in Paris where the emblematic monument of the Place de Republique was tagged with the phrase: the republic also cuts off hands.

Place de Republique

The police claimed they would not longer use these powerful grenades (of which theyd already thrown thousands) and temporarily backed off from assaulting the ZAD. Their armed presence never wavered, however, and they soon returned to evict the stone buildings that had been re-occupied and sweep any structures that had been thrown up in the interim. Daily battles took place to maintain barricades on the roads but on June 14 the police were ultimately successful in opening the...

06:20

Follow the Money: Oil Wars, Drone Bombing, Police Militarization, Neoliberal Trade Agreements "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Follow the Money: Oil Wars, Drone Bombing, Police Militarization, Neoliberal Trade Agreements By Ann Garrison  Global Research Robert DeNiro just fired off an f-bomb at Donald Trump, but where were he and his grandstanding, liberal friends when Obama was dropping more...

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06:19

Australia: Muslim arrested for plotting jihad massacre in Bangladesh "IndyWatch Feed National"

Police allege that Amin was stopped from traveling to Bangladesh at Sydney Airport in February 2016 after Border Force officers found itemsclothing and extremist material in electronic devicesin his luggage, indicating that he may be travelling overseas to engage in terrorist activities. He is identified in this story as a man from Sydney, but that []

06:18

Onward to Stock Market Nirvana... Or Not "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rising wedges tend to lead to declines, so ignore them.
At long last, we have reached the Nirvana of consensus: the stock market is heading to new all-time highs. Even the perma-Bear camp seems to have accepted the inevitability of new all-time highs ahead: The FANG stocks are hitting new highs, the Russell 2000 Small-Cap Index is hitting new highs, and the laggard S&P 500 is sure to catch up to its peers, as it climbs the ladder of higher lows. Once again we've reached the Nirvana of ever-higher stock valuations.
Or not. That troublesome kid watching the naked Emperor ride past in his imaginary finery keeps muttering about rising wedges. Consider the Russell Small-Cap Index (RUT):
The Raging Bull of the FANG stocks, Netflix:
...

06:18

Special: Kryon Message via Mike Quinsey -- June 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

From Mike Quinsey, Special: Kryon Message

June 17, 2018

Hi Friends,

So far I have had 26 requests for the full message from Kryon that I presented on June 15, 2018. I never anticipated such a response, it is quite pleasing. You might like to have the full message if you haven't already checked it out. I think it is very good, one of the best so far.

The future looks very encouraging and exciting.

In Love and Light. Mike.

KRYON. 2018. TRUMP WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

We have changed our DNA and gone through full cycles, what might be next. You move into a state of graduation some have called Planetary Ascension. The Pleiadians who seeded us went through the same thing. The changes will occur but the potential will not necessarily take place. There will come a day when the Earth will be everything you want it to be. From here on it gets better.

Akashic inheritance - there is an old energy system and your Akashic Record is in it. Children know things already and instinctively the Human Being is coming into the planet knowing what they did not know in previous generations. The system itself is changing and that is the secret to everything I am going to tell you. What is going to follow there will be New Agers who will teach you that an ascended planet is going to have humans who can do out of the body experiences and they all see colours, and they will be psychic that is NOT going to happen. Although there will be numbers of them in that curve of old souls, ones who will come in as teachers.

I am going to give you three pictures about Variable Survival Instincts past, present and future to show the difference in Humanity then and now. Go back 1000 years and look at Humanity in general, it comes in its survival mode as you still do, as the animals of the plain do, and in that mode what you did 1000 years ago was vastly different to what you do now. It wasnt always like this and if you go back 20,000 years, it was not that way. The growth of civilisation and even your seed Space Brothers and Sisters went through it, but who you are today is different. You come in today with survival instinct and it is the same as it...

06:18

Authorities shut down Dark Web marketplace Black Hand "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Carolina

In a joint operation, French police, the National Directorate of Intelligence

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06:15

Most read "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Duncan Garners brutal assessment of a dysfunctional government Stuff editorial outlines the governments continued pratfalls The second winter of discontent is upon us Actually Andrew, that is precisely what Kiwi voters want Forgiving the unforgivable, or so says Audrey Young Our Whats Hot post and Must Read posts up the top of our home page are based on [] The post Most read appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:14

It is An Ocean... in The Chalice... of Your Heart "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

Greetings my friends; Starfleet Commander visible is moving and grooving with the incomprehensible. I cannot yet believe that that toxic hospital closed just days after I told them that God would deal with them. It's like pulling your cap gun out of the plastic, Roy Rogers holster and finding it has real bullets. Hopefully you will indulge me with my real astonishment. I meant no harm at the time and I am pretty sure it will be taken over by some other medical junk bond, master of the universe (grin) because one of the highest profit margins of any business is the medical industry.

On and on it goes, speaking of reasons for putting two fingers down your throat. What a donner und wetter scene it is going to be when the ineffable appears on every stage in the world, speaking and singing through every standing medium, willing or not. The amusement and welter of human jambalaya is going to be clarity and confusion doing the fox trot on the platform before the gates of doomsday's breaks.

Speaking of total bullshit and Sesame Street frottage, which we were not doing, here's an example of it.

I don't know how they do it; how they get up out of bed and say to themselves- as a Tribe member, what kind of, I'm with Stupid I and has anyone seen my Sunday go to meeting hat?

It is clear as crystal, who is behind the daily grind of WTF that keeps spilling out of the cornucopia of nasty that has replaced our former Ozzie and Harriet world. It is not exclusively Tribe members, though they are over represented, despite their having one of the smallest population groups on the planet. It is also the ones they manipulate with fear or the promise of profit. It is also represented by psychopaths who are the progeny of groping and fumbling in the darkness of our benighted age of materialism.

Nothing makes me more tired and weary than does the relentless offenses against humanity by the exclusive few. This, along with the twisted reportage of their crimes, by those employed to place an imprimatur on them, leaves me metaphorically gasping for breath.

Every time I think it's over, it comes out of its corner for one more round. It's the Energizer Bunny made out of graphite and molybdenum. Neither you nor I will ever give up but there is a weariness that comes and goes. Thank god for the ineffable, who replenishes our stores from the clean and clear, emerald waters, of that secret oasis within. I love you Lord; you lead me beside the still waters, you...

06:08

The Republican Party Falls Apart, The Democrats Get Stuck "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There is a subset of every population that is susceptible to this sort of shabby salesmanship, particularly when coming from someone who is a bit charismatic. Combine this susceptibility with the sense that the U.S. political system has become generally unresponsive to its citizens, and what you get is a Trump presidency and radicals like Corey Stewart moving, carpetbagger style, into the Republican Party ranks.

06:07

Confronting the money-power elite "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Those who control the creation and allocation of money are able to control every other aspect of society. Shouldnt that be us?

Credit: Flickr/Liz West. CC BY 2.0.

The world today is controlled by a small elite group that has been increasingly concentrating power and wealth in their own hands. There are many observable facets to this power structure, including the military security complex that President Eisenhower warned against, the fossil fuel interests, and the neoconservatives and others that are promoting US  hegemony around the world, but the most powerful and overarching force is the money power that controls money, banking, and finance worldwide. It is clear that those who control the creation and allocation of money through the banking system are able to control virtually every other aspect of society.

What can be done to turn the tide? How can we empower ourselves to assert our desires for a more fair, humane and peaceful world order? I believe that the greatest possibility of bringing about the desired changes lies in economic and political innovation and restructuring.

The monopolization of credit.

I came to realize many years ago that the primary mechanism by which people are controlled is the system of money, banking, and finance. The power elite have long known this and have used it to enrich themselves and consolidate their grip. Though we take it for granted, money has become an utter necessity for surviving in the modern world. But unlike water, air, food, and energy, money is not a natural substanceit is a human contrivance, and it has been contrived in such a way as to centralize power and concentrate wealth.

Money today is essentially credit, and the control of our collective credit has been monopolized in the hands of a cartel comprised of huge private banks with the complicity of politicians who control central governments. This collusive arrangement between bankers and politicians disempowers people, businesses, and communities and enables the super-class to use centralized control mechanisms to their own advantage and purpose. It misallocates credit, making it both scarce and expensive for the productive private sector while enabling central governments to circumvent, by deficit spending, the natural limits imposed by its revenue streams of taxes and fees. Thus, there is virtually no limit to the amounts that are lavished on the machinery of war and domination.

In todays world,...

06:03

Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Devin Nunes on IG Report and FBI/DOJ Misconduct. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the particulars of the IG report and the upcoming week. Bartiromo is one of the few pundits who has actually absorbed the entire landscape of Continue reading

06:00

Cameron and Collier on fragile states: anything new? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development, chaired by David Cameron and including such luminaries as Paul Collier and Donald Kaberuka, released its report a few weeks ago. Overall, we think its a helpful contribution that adds the weight of some big names to a growing consensus about what has gone wrong and what could be done better when it comes to helping countries emerge from violent conflict.

The easiest criticism is that the authors dont live up to their own stated ambition: while claiming to be charting new ground and disparaging much of what has gone before, the report echoes existing work, while not really engaging with or even acknowledging some of the most important ideas and publications in the broader academic and practitioner discourses.

Sensible messages

We should all welcome the full-throated repudiation of the liberal state-building model of the 2000s in its most simplistic and hubristic forms. From the outset, the authors frame the escape from conflict as a political process driven by the emergence of institutions capable of solving context-specific collective action problems. They frankly acknowledge the limited ability of outsiders to effect institutional outcomes and social change in a deliberate manner. They warn against seeking to resolve fragility through transplanting OECD-style institutions, quickly pursuing multi-party elections, or driving constitutional reform processes. They rightly argue that such institutional measures should follow and consolidate more organic and legitimate power-sharing and accountability arrangements forged by national actors, rather than initiate them.

The reports emphasis on the importance of critical junctures and the potential use of these moments to signal positive change and project public authority is welcome. The effort to combine a political framework containing insights from psychology (around the importance of a common purpose and shared identity), with a sensible framework for economic development has unusual breadth, at least when compared to the mainstream economic literature. Messages on the need for realism, prioritisation, and a long-term perspective are music to our ears.

Welcome to the fold, Professor Sirs

But how much of this is new? A voluminous literature over the course of more than a decade criticises the externally-driven liberal statebuilding model. A decades-old political economy and comparative politics literature describes historical processes of state formation, covering experiences from...

Using IMUs For Odometry "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The future is autonomous robots. Whether that means electric cars with rebranded adaptive cruise control, or delivery robots that are actually just remote control cars, the robots of the future will need to decide how to move, where to move, and be capable of tracking their own movement. This is the problem of odometry, or how far a robot has traveled. There are many ways to solve this problem, but GPS isnt really accurate enough and putting encoders on wheels doesnt account for slipping. Whats really needed for robotic odometry is multiple sensors, and for that we have [Pablo] and [Alfonso]s entry to the Hackaday Prize, the IMcorder.

The IMcorder is a simple device loaded up with an MPU9250 IMU module that has an integrated accelerometer, gyro, and compass. This is attached to an Arduino Pro Mini and a Bluetooth module that allows the IMcorder to communicate with a robots main computer to provide information about a robots orientation and acceleration. All of this is put together on a fantastically tiny PCB with a lithium battery, allowing this project to be integrated into any robotics project without much, if any, modification.

One interesting aspect of the IMcorders is that they can be used for robot kidnapping issues. This, apparently, is an issue when it comes to robots and other electronic detritus littering the sidewalks. Those electric scooters abandoned on the sidewalk in several cities contain some amazing components that are ripe for some great hardware hacking. Eventually, were going to see some news stories about people stealing scooters and delivery robots for their own personal use. Yes, its a cyberpunks dream, but the IMcorder can be used for a tiny bit of theft prevention. Pity that.

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06:00

Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Heather du Plessis-Allan reckons Kelvin Davis has a target on his back: Quote: Someone get Kelvin Davis a bottle of something strong, because this is going to hurt. From here on in, government is going to be painful for Arderns 2IC. Hes just marked himself as an easy target. The baby buck straggling behind the [] The post Kelvin Davis is a weak link, well one of them anyway appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

06:00

Pike River police may re-investigate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ: Police get ready to reopen Pike River investigation The police are gearing up to reopen their investigation into the explosion at Pike River, in anticipation of the planned re-entry of the mine later this year. Assistant Commissioner Richard Chambers visited Greymouth last week to meet the Pike River Recovery Agency and victims families. Detective []

06:00

Jacks Walk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Its a hot day here so Jack and I went for a slow walk around the shaded pond at the park. We havent been here for a while because Ive been avoiding the swans. They were incubating 3 eggs on the ponds little island, but the last few times I was here both adults were off the nest and swimming together with no babies in sight. I was feeling sad that none of the babies made it, but I was wrong! There is one cygnet and I found him today with his proud and protective mama.

Proud mama and her cygnet

Feeding together

We also checked on the goslings who are now big, goofy teenagers. The area where they nest also has some younger babies, including one who looked freshly hatched.

Babies of all ages, even a newborn (bottom right)

The goslings are teenagers

Teenagers getting ready to shed their fluff
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06:00

Food,Glorious Food: Our Food E01 Norfolk "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Interesting BBC series on British Food and its history

06:00

Michigan To The Rescue? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The DCCC managed to find itself a Michigan Blue Dog, Gretchen Driskell, to support for Congress. Yesterday we looked at what happens when Blue Dogs get into Congress. The damage they cause is very serious. Blue America has endorsed 2 women running for Congress with proven records for leadership in the Michigan state legislature, Ellen Lipton and Rashida Tlaib. We endorsed them both because they are progressives with progressive records of accomplishment. Identity politics played no role in either endorsement. That said, take a look at this tweet from Dave Wasserman last week:




Ellen is the only woman in the August 7th primary for an open seat up against two men, one of whom, Andy Levin, is the retiring Congressmans son. Hes got the family name recognition; Ellen's got the legislative experience and proven record fighting for progressive values, having served 6 years in Michigans State House and worked as a healthcare activist and public education advocate.

The polling and focus groups that have been dome in MI-09 show that when voters-- particularl...

06:00

PNG forces may face superior firepower in highlands incursion "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine gunJERRY SINGIROK | Edited

PORT MORESBY - The MAG 58 Model 60-20 seen here is one of the most robust, deadly and effective machine guns ever manufactured.

It is an air cooled, piston and gas operated weapon manufactured in the USA and Belgium that uses a 7.62mm NATO belt-fed round and can effectively engage targets from 200-800 meters and, in open country, up a kilometre.

In 1996, after trials, the PNG Defence Force under my command purchased them.

Then, a few years ago, some went missing. I have recently seen photographs of them on social media.

They have been installed on cabin-top trucks in the Southern Highlands Province.

Ready for the fightI am very concerned, if not frightened, that the PNG government is deploying police and soldiers to the Southern Highlands who are likely to come face to face with the MAG 58.

A premature state of emergency in the face of this combat power appears to be a cheap, reckless and a knee-jerk option by the government.

In 1989, the then PNG government reacted to a security situation on Bougainville similar to Mendi today which brought PNG to its knees for ten years.

A solid province was depleted of it minerals for that period and denied a generation of the blessings they would have brought.

This seems to be yet another irresponsible decision along a similar path.

How can the government sustain the PNGDF at a prolonged high level and intense military operation if it has not invested in air mobility and cannot buy the most basic uniforms, boots, field gear, ammunition, rations, fuel and so on.

The country is stuck and doomed.

Brigadier-General Jerry Singirok was a career soldier who was onetime commander of the PNG Defence...

05:58

Joseph Conrad on Our Purpose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, when the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creations cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular; a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view and in this view alone never for despair! Those visions, delicious or poignant, are a moral end in themselves. The rest is our affair the laughter, the tears, the tenderness, the indignation, the high tranquility of a steeled heart, the detached curiosity of a subtle mind that's our affair! And the unwearied self-forgetful attention to every phase of the living universe reflected in our consciousness may be our appointed task on this earth. A task in which fate has perhaps engaged nothing of us except our conscience, gifted with a voice in order to bear true testimony to the visible wonder, the haunting terror, the infinite passion and the illimitable serenity; to the supreme law and the the abiding mystery of the sublime spectacle.
From Conrad's Memoirs, published in 1912. This was then a common notion: that creation is something like a great work of art, and our main role is to observe and appreciate it. For all I know it may still be a fairly common view, although I don't see much of this sort of speculation in the things I read. This attitude even made it into the creation myth of the great believer Tolkien, whose world sprang from a work of music composed by God and performed by angels, made even more powerful and beautiful by the attempt of Satan and his rebel angels to sabotage the performance.

Conrad's theology helps to explain his notion of the purpose of novel writing:
And what is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?

05:58

Trump Just Told EU President Youre A Brutal Killer To His Face "IndyWatch Feed World"

During the G7 summit this year, President Trump couldnt help letting slip his real feelings towards European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.  During a meeting in which all world leaders were present, Trump called Juncker a brutal [...]

The post Trump Just Told EU President Youre A Brutal Killer To His Face appeared first on Your News Wire.

05:57

Ryanair calls for drink limit at airports after Dublin-Ibiza flight diverted because of 3 'disruptive' passengers "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Ryanair spokesperson said that three passengers became "disruptive" during the flight. Ryanair has called for a pre-10am booze ban at airports after a group of Irish-based holiday-makers forced an Ibiza-bound Ryanair flight from Dublin to divert to Paris yesterday morning. A group of up to 20 holiday makers were involved in the unruly disturbance and three passengers were removed and detained by French police on arrival at Paris Beauvais yesterday morning.

05:55

Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40 by Charles Yor  The Survivalist Blog TDC Note This is one of the firearms thats on the short list for an upgrade to EDC. #### If you are relatively new to...

The post Full Review of the Smith & Wesson M&P 40 appeared first on The Daily Coin.

05:54

Hard lefties oppose National cooperation on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern has described climate change as my generations nuclear free moment (in a campaign speech in August 2017). Simon Bridges wont go that far. On Q+A yesterday CORIN DANN So certainty. Is climate change the nuclear-free issue of your generation? SIMON BRIDGES I would not go that far. Is it the most significant environmental []

05:52

Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish candidate makes first TV appearance in 20 months "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Demirtas says voting for Erdogan would mean putting fate of country 'between one man's two lips'

05:50

Tourists Vote San Fransisco Worlds Filthiest Hellhole "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tourists visiting San Fransisco have voted the city as being one of the filthiest slums on planet Earth, according to a recent survey.  Tourists have been left shocked and dismayed at the poor sanitary conditions, [...]

The post Tourists Vote San Fransisco Worlds Filthiest Hellhole appeared first on Your News Wire.

05:46

Weasle Comey: Im Running For President "IndyWatch Feed World"

Fired FBI Director James Comey plans on picking up where Hillary left off by running for president in 2020. Despite being loathed by Democrats and Republicans alike, weasle Comey fired off a tweet on [...]

The post Weasle Comey: Im Running For President appeared first on Your News Wire.

05:45

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Sigh. No one said this is going to be clean and easy.

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Krym Nash, Trump Nash "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, isn't this special?

Russian state TV is celebrating after seeing the recent report that Trump told G7 leaders that Crimea belongs to Russia because the people there speak Russian.

Trumps statement, which parrots the Kremlins talking points on Crimea, was widely interpreted in Russia as an official declaration by the U.S. that Russia was justified when they illegally invaded Crimea and annexed it from Ukraine.

The ignorant proclamation made by Trump was quickly turned into propaganda and touted by Russian state TV hosts Olga Skabeeva and Evgeny Popov, who triumphantly reported on the remarks Friday.

Krym nash, Trump nash! Skabeeva declared to the audience, which in English means Crimea is ours, Trump is ours!

The GOP seems to be rather overcompensating for their previous Cold War zeal.

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Trump is Losing It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It's pretty desperate for the president at this point, which is clear from the fact that his lawyer is seriously considering becoming a cooperating witness against him and his former campaign chairman just spend the first night of, probably, the rest of his life in prison. But, it's okay because he's referencing the wrong IG report to exonerate himself from any wrongdoing. It's one of the silliest things I've ever seen. A report that looks at the FBI and DOJ's performance in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails and has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump is supposed to somehow clear Donald Trump because it doesn't say he did anything wrong.

And, as embattled as he is, his solution is to salute North Korean generals and make more apologies for Vladimir Putin. He wants to have Kim visit him in the White House and have a meeting with Putin, he wants to end joint military exercises with South Korea and is telling our European partners that Crimea belongs to Russia and Russia should be readmitted to the G7. He's telling anyone who will listen that Kim has a winning personality and runs his country like a champion.

He's fucking crazy, folks. This is not going to end well.

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Are Manafort and Cohen Primed to Flip? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Paul Manafort is in court right now and the president feels badly about it. The former Trump campaign chairman has already pleaded not-guilty to new charges of witness tampering, and his lawyers are pleading with the judge not to jail him.

Update [2018-6-15 12:59:56 by BooMan]: They were ultimately not successful.

During the hearing, Judge Amy Berman Jackson pressed a prosecutor on Muellers team on the question of whether Manafort currently represents a danger to the public.

The prosecutor said that Manafort is a threat because of the likelihood that he will commit new crimes.

However, Manaforts lawyer scoffed at the idea that he was trying to tamper [with] witness[es].

Berman has yet to rule on the request to revoke Manaforts bail, which would lead to him being jailed before his trials, or to modify the terms of his release.

Per usual, Trump simply cannot be honest about any of this:

President Donald Trump, while speaking to reporters outside the White House on Friday morning, was asked about Manafort.

Manafort has nothing to do with our campaign, Trump said. I feel a little badly about it.

You know, Paul Manafort worked for me for a very short period of time. He worked for Ronald Reagan. He worked for Bob Dole. He worked for many other he worked for me, what, 49 days or something. Very short period of time.

In fact, Manafort served 144 days as Trumps presidential campaign chairman. He was hired in late March 2016, and resigned on Aug. 19 of that year.

Its hard to tell a bigger lie than to claim that your campaign chairman had nothing to do with your campaign. But thats par for the course with this man.

His potentially bigger problem has been reported by Shimon Prokupecz of CNN.

Could be an exciting weekend.

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Why Nothing Sticks to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Leave it to David Fahrentold, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his outstanding coverage of Donald Trumps charitable foundation and other charity-related activities, to beautifully and succinctly describe what happened today.

New Yorks attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging persistently illegal conduct at the presidents personal charity and saying that Trump had repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization to pay off his businesses creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at 2016 campaign events.

In the suit, Attorney General Barbara Underwood asked a state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation. She asked that its remaining $1 million in assets be distributed to other charities and that Trump be forced to pay at least $2.8 million in restitution and penalties.

Underwood also asked that Trump be banned from leading any other New York nonprofit organization for 10 years seeking to apply a penalty usually reserved for the operators of small-time charity frauds to the president of the United States.

If you dont regularly read the Washington Post or watch cable news, particularly MSNBC, this suit by the New York attorney general might come as a surprise. But Fahrentold exposed Trump on this front with indefatigable tenacity, and each of his bombshell reports were duly covered on television. The problem was mainly that these were one-and-done stories which were immediately dropped down the memory hole when the next Trump outrage took precedence.

Ive seen a lot of people comparing how little coverage the Trump Foundation received in comparison to the Clinton Foundation, and its true that there really is no comparison. But thats largely a function of two things. One is that, although Trump received much more coverage overall than Clinton, it was dispersed over an ever-changing set of scandals, exposs, outrages, and norm breaking. And the second is that, largely driven by Trumps message discipline, the negative coverage of Clinton stayed in a few well-traveled lanes. By far, the busiest lane was discussion of Clintons private email server, but speculation about improprieties with the Clinton Fo...

The Throw the Bums Out Voting Bloc "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I think we all know the personality type that is cynical about politics regardless of the circumstances. We all know some people who have a consistent throw the bums out attitude. You can measure the broad electorates shifting attitudes toward the president or Congress, but some people are perpetually disgruntled by nature.

I dont know if you can really call them swing voters, although their votes reliably swing back and forth depending on which party needs to be thrown out. A true swing voter should be persuadable, and these folks are the furthest thing from persuadable. They cant be convinced that anyone can be trusted or is worth a good goddamn. They generally dont have time for political promises (except, perhaps, the most utopian), so their ideological commitment is minimal and easily overcome by a general dislike of any politician or party that actually wields any power.

These are the folks that like term limits because it saves them the trouble of worrying about whether theyll succeed in throwing the bums out. I find these people boring and naive. Theyre the very definition of downers, made all the more annoying by their pretense of sophistication and their contempt for anyone who has an ounce of hope or idealism.

They probably make up close to a seventh of the voting public. When you add in the folks who have concluded that present circumstances justify putting a pox on both major parties, the number comes in at about eighteen percent, and they can make or break the winners of the upcoming midterm elections. Unfortunately for the Republicans, its their turn to taste these voters wrath:

In our review of the 2016 election, one of the clues we missed on Donald Trump was his overperformance among voters who disliked BOTH Trump and Hillary Clinton. These voters made up 18 percent of voters in our merged NBC/WSJ polls of 2016, and they disproportionately broke for Trump and Republicans on the generic ballot.

Well, learning from that 2016 lesson, here is the merged congressional preference among voters with a negative view of BOTH parties:

2010 merged NBC/WSJ: 49 percent GOP, 23 percent DEM (R+26)
2014 merged NBC/WSJ: 51 percent GOP, 24 percent DEM (R+27)
2018 merged NBC/WSJ (so far): 50 percent DEM, 36 percent GOP (D+14)

Its really pretty easy to predict this. All other things being equal, if both parties are worthless then the party to punish is the one with the power. If power is divided, then the party that holds the White House gets blasted, although the effect in that circumstance might be less intense.

Theres not much politicians or political parties can do about this bunch. When they...

There Are No Perfect Political Alliances "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Having grown up in an Ivy League town, gone to college in the midwest, and spent most of the rest of my life living in the metropolises of Los Angeles and Philadelphia or the Philly suburbs, Ive had an opportunity to watch how liberal whites think about and talk about people of color in a lot of different settings.  Without any question, urban white liberals are the only ones who dont consistently fall short of the ideal for racial tolerance and enlightenment. And there is a simple reason for this. Theyre the only group that comes close to being truly integrated with people of other races, religions and ethnic backgrounds.  Urban whites will still make reference to dangerous neighborhoods in racially-tinged derogatory ways, but the dirty little secret is that urban blacks do this too.  When these distinctions are made, theyre discerning and accurate as to this actual risk.

Shopping for a car in the suburbs, the salesman will reference Philadelphia when describing the security features, rather than any particular part of the city. Parents will refer to their discomfort with visiting the city in general terms, with the unstated and understood premise that there are a lot of minorities and crime there.  Philadelphia is shorthand for black and dangerous, even though among liberals theres usually no intended racial animus to the reference.

These things only get more pronounced the further you get from a major city or diverse suburb. In western Michigan, the fear is more palpable and casually racist remarks are more common and better tolerated.  A park that suddenly has Mexicans and Central Americans picnicking and playing pick-up soccer will become a subject of open complaint.

My experiences neatly line up with the research of Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos.  whose recent book  The Space Between Us, is highlighted today in Thomas Edsalls New York Times opinion piece.  The research shows that white liberal tolerance for racial integration diminishes very quickly when faced with actual integration. Tolerance is highest where integration is already high or where it hardly exists at all.

The relationship between the proportion of an out-group in an area and group-based bias is curvilinear: it becomes greater as the out-group proportion increases until reaching a tipping point and then start...

Is Cohen Cutting a Deal or is He Just Broke? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If he didnt already know, Michael Cohen just found out that he's going to have to pay close to half the cost of having a Special Master examine all the records that were seized from him by the FBI. I guess Trump and the Trump Corporation will shoulder some of the cost, too. Its wasted money, because practically nothing has been ruled as privileged. And perhaps Cohen isnt waiting around to see what the prosecutors will do with the information once they have unfettered access to it, because it looks like he just followed Rick Gatess example once he made the decision to cooperate and fired all his attorneys.

Three lawyers for Paul Manaforts co-defendant, Rick Gates, have told the court they want to quit in the criminal money-laundering conspiracy case, raising the possibility of a defense strategy shift and possible cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation.

The lawyers filed their reasons for leaving under seal. However, Gates has reportedly hired long-time Washington criminal defense attorney Tom Green, whose resume stretches back to the Nixon-era Watergate scandal and who helped negotiate a plea deal for disgraced former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

The Wall Street Journal makes it sound like Cohens lawyers are quitting rather than getting fired, and while thats what Gatess lawyers said too, I suppose its possible that this news is being is misinterpreted and Cohens team is stepping down voluntarily for some reason. Perhaps theyve taken a look at the mountains of incriminating evidence and advised him to cooperate and he has instead refused. Or perhaps the New York Times is correct and this all over a...

The GOP Continues its Drift Towards Trumpism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its not hard to find good news for the Democratic Party in last nights primary election returns, but if anyone is hoping for a return to sanity for the Republican Party the results are not encouraging. Two outcomes in particular will suffice to tell the story.

In South Carolinas First Congressional District, former governor Mark Appalachian Trail Sanford didnt even make it to a runoff election, losing outright to Katie Arrington who had blistered him for his criticisms of Donald Trump.

Sanford continued to take risks by criticizing Trump numerous times despite usually voting with him. The congressman didnt seem to really care, musing to Politico as far back as February of last year that he was a dead man walking. If youve already been dead, you dont fear it as much. Ive been dead politically.

Sanford kept digging his grave over the ensuing months, opining that Trump had done some weird stuff in office (though he was hardly one to talk) and calling Trumps tariffs an experiment with stupidity. All of that suited Arrington just fine: She ran ad after ad arguing that the district needed a pro-Trump loyalist like herself.

Two states north, in Virginia, the Democrats are celebrating Corey Stewarts successful bid for the Republican Partys senatorial nomination to take on Hillary Clintons running mate, Tim Kaine. If that doesnt give you PTSD flashbacks to the 2016 election night fiasco, youre made of stronger stuff tha...

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I'm no fan of violence but I'm not so averse to it that I spend even one second worrying about this. Some generations are lucky, and others are fated to clean up the mess. We thought we were lucky, but it turns out that we weren't. It's not the right time to shrink from duty.

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05:43

A major step forward has been made on the Korean issue "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed from Victoria

Never mind the headlines about the Trump-Kim meeting.  They reveal very little of what is really going on. Nor is the issue the photo shoots, which all too often are used to divert from what is important.

This is a deadly serious matter. Part of the trouble, is that after years of demonising North Korea on the one hand and presenting its leaders as buffoons on the other, the caricature gets in the way of the reality.

North Korea has been presented as being a threat to the world. They arent an economic threat.  The North Korean military does not exist outs its borders. Just how this so-called threat manifests itself, has never really been spelt out. Whether one approves of the internal politics or not is something else, and this should not distract from the need to secure the peace.

True, the North have some nuclear missiles that can be fired. It would be better if they didnt exist. But this too should be seen within its context.

As a colony, Koreans suffered a long period of brutality. The Korean War in the 1950s was horrendous. More bombs were dropped in the North than during the whole Second World War. Just about every family lost people. This is going to leave scars.

What has made it even worse in the long-run, is that the war was not conclusive and the stalemate has lasted up till now. This is for over half a century.  A continuous war footing has been in place. The South has been  heavily bankrolled by the United States and able ride the storm more easily than the North, which has paid a heavy price in terms of its economic and political development.

The United States has maintained a huge military presence south of the border. This has been met on the other side. Both have aimed nuclear weapons at each other.  It is not hard to see that to lower the tension, the years of militarisation must come to an end. This goal that has not been possible till now. Changing this, needs both sides to stand down. Given the history, this is not going to happen, unless both sides do it together.

North Korea has been calling for this for and joint denuclearisation for years.  It has been the  United states side that has till now refused to back away. This is a little fact that has been ignored by much of the  West and its media, which has opted for maintaining the pressure fr one side to stand down. North Korea happens to border China and Russia, and has therefore seen as strategically important.

Continuation of hostility over many years has fed the toxic atmosphere that has created the worlds most dangerous hot spot.

Recent developments have pulled the other way. Chief among them, is a greater willingness of both parts of Korea to move further along the road towards reconciliation. The result has been diplomatic achievements such as that over this years winter Olympic agreement, and joint meetings that has left the Trump led United State...

05:42

Class Bias in How The UK Government Applies Cognitive Bias Mitigation Theory "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Class Bias in How The UK Government Applies Cognitive Bias Mitigation Theory

I was and remain a fan of behaviour economics and the other types of social science research that help us to think more clearly about thinking itself. Im a fan because lots of evidence suggests that human decision-making is plagued by a range of biases that range from confirmation bias to the Ikea Effect and that we have the capacity to put in place countermeasures to the improve the quality of decision-making. It seems to me that behavioural economics is a rare area of social science research that gives practitioners guidance that isnt trivial, is rooted has a strong empirical foundation, and which is non-intuitive. Ive sought to apply various decision debiasing techniques in my own personal life, particularly with regard to food and exercise choices, and am at work on a paper on how we can reduce the likelihood of cognitive bias in researchers who do archival research.

As someone who was initially attracted to the concept of nudging and libertarian paternalism, I was pleased when I learned the Coalition Government here in the UK had established, in 2010, a unit within the government,  Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) aimed at helping government departments to develop policies that  take advantage of behavioural economics insights. The BIT, the so-called Nudge Unit, helped to design a variety of policies that were aimed at making small, incremental changes to how this country operates. These policies successfully encouraged a variety of forms of pro-social behaviour, from paying road tax promptly to reducing prescription errors in pharmacies. As a citizen of the UK, was actually quite proud that the British government signalled its commitment to evidence-based, social-science informed policymaking by creating this unit. Even though the underlying research was pioneered by Israeli and US academics, the UK became a global leader in applying Nudge Theory. The UKs BIT inspired the Obama Administration to establish its own equivalent agency, but it had a much lower profile, didnt do as much, and was immediately destroyed by the Trump Administration. Other countries and jurisdictions have used behavioural econ a little bit in their policymaking process, but the UK is the world leader in this area, at least to my knowledge.

Recently, Ive become disenchanted with how the UK government is applying insights from the behavioural sciences. Simply put, the UK government displays a tremendous class and power bias in how it applies this theory: it loves to use behaviour economics findings to improve/de-bias the decision-making of poor people and of people who are too young to vote, but it doesnt apply the same techniques to the decision-making of the rich and powerful (e.g, CEOs in the private secto...

05:42

Anthony Boudains Body Cremated Against Familys Wishes No Autopsy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Just days after Anthony Bourdains death, authorities have cremated his body against his familys wishes and have refused to perform an autopsy.  Despite claims by his mother Gladys that Anthony was likely murdered and [...]

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05:41

I THINK I WOULD HAVE LIKED THIS GUY "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the US.    He served as Warren Harding's Vice-President and assumed the presidency in 1923 when Harding died in office.   He was elected in his own right in 1924 in a landslide victory and retired in 1928 after declining nomination for a second term which he would have surely won.

There was nothing pretentious about Coolidge.   His exhibited the traditional New England Puritan virtues of honesty, industry, thrift, taciturnity and piety and presided over a strong and burgeoning economy.   He is perhaps best remembered for his saying "The business of America is business".

But I particularly like this story ... his son, Calvin Jnr learned of his fathers ascent to power working as a field hand on a New England tobacco farm.   Honest work in the fresh air was considered a needful thing by the family, which was still very much connected to its middle-class roots. There would be no fake resume-padding jobs or summers spent lolling on sailboats or golf links.

The story goes that when young Cal opted to stay cutting tobacco, one of his co-workers was incredulous that he was staying despite his elevated status. If my father was President, I wouldn't work in a tobacco field the other boy said.

 Calvin responded, If my father were your father, you would.

05:40

Another Alleged Murderer Shaken Out of the Family Tree "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Associated Press and the Everett Washington HeraldNet carry a story about a 30 year old double murder solved using Public Genealogy Sites similar to the Golden State Killer story carried here on SoylentNews.

Deaths of two Canadian visitors shopping in the Seattle area were unsolved since 1987.

The deaths remained a mystery for more than 30 years, until DNA led to a major breakthrough. A genealogist, CeCe Moore, worked with experts at Parabon NanoLabs to build a family tree for the suspect, based on the genetic evidence recovered from the crime scenes. They used data that had been uploaded by distant cousins to public genealogy websites. They pinpointed a suspect, Talbott, a trucker living north of Sea-Tac International Airport.

Police kept him under surveillance until a paper cup fell from his truck in Seattle in early May. A swab of DNA from the cup came back as a match to the evidence that had waited 30 years. Before then, Talbott had never been considered a suspect. Days later he was in handcuffs.

This time the police used Parabon NanoLabs (more well-known for generating facial models from mere samples of DNA) to build a family tree of the killer by submitting the 30 year old crime scene DNA samples to multiple genealogy sites.

Results from those sites were combined by a Parabon genealogist to map the family of distant cousins found in those data bases. Police were then able to narrow down the list using other methods unmentioned.

Neither article mentions if any family members were stalked by police while being eliminated as suspects, or whether any samples were submitted by other family members.


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05:39

Look who's name was scrubbed from incriminating Comey documents "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former president Barack Obama lied when he claimed he knew nothing about his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, using a private, unsecured email server to conduct top-secret government business. That's what the Obama-appointed Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, indicated in his 500-page report, where he found that numerous Obama holdovers in the upper ranks of the FBI were unprofessional and biased in their investigation of Hillary's email server. Obama told CBS News in 2015 that he found out about Hillary's private email server at "same time everybody else learned it - through news reports." But the IG report shows that Obama had emailed Hillary on her private email server numerous times. Moreover, the FBI scrubbed Obama's name from a report detailing its investigation of Hillary's server to shield Obama's identity. Otherwise, they would have to admit that not only did Obama know that Hillary had used a private, unsecured email server to conduct classified government business, but he participated in the reckless scheme.

05:39

Comey can't hide destruction caused at FBI "IndyWatch Feed World"

James Comey once described his position in the Clinton investigation as being the victim of a "500-year flood." The point of the analogy was that he was unwittingly carried away by events rather than directly causing much of the damage to the FBI. His "500-year flood" just collided with the 500-page report of the Justice Department inspector general (IG) Michael Horowitz. The IG sinks Comey's narrative with a finding that he "deviated" from Justice Department rules and acted in open insubordination. Rather than portraying Comey as carried away by his biblical flood, the report finds that he was the destructive force behind the controversy. The import of the report can be summed up in Comeyesque terms as the distinction between flotsam and jetsam. Comey portrayed the broken rules as mere flotsam, or debris that floats away after a shipwreck. The IG report suggests that this was really a case of jetsam, or rules intentionally tossed over the side by Comey to lighten his load. Comey's jetsam included rules protecting the integrity and professionalism of his agency, as represented by his public comments on the Clinton investigation.

05:38

Raqqa: A horrific record of casualties haunts the Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed World"

It appears that the Pentagon's attempt to keep the record of civilian casualties in Raqqa swept under the rug has failed amid growing criticism from international human rights watchdogs, who insist that the US-led coalition's actions in Syria potentially amounted to a war crime. While the Pentagon claims that it conducted a precision air campaign in Raqqa, the facts on the ground prove otherwise. Amnesty International's report, released on June 5, exposed that the US-coalition's four-month military operation to oust Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) from Raqqa left hundreds of civilians dead, injured many more and left most of the city in ruins. However, when responding to the human rights watchdog's criticism, the US Department of Defense claimed that "no one will ever know" how many civilians were killed. "As far as how do we know how many civilians were killed, I am just being honest, no one will ever know. Anyone who claims they will know is lying, and there's no possible way," US Army Col. Thomas Veale, a spokesman for the US-led anti-Daesh coalition, told a Pentagon briefing via video link.

05:37

Any new migrant crisis could finish Europe "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Europe, whether you think of it as the EU or as a collection of sovereign states, faces the most massive demographic challenge in its long history. On the one hand, the population of native Europeans (white, post-Christian) is declining, most obviously in Germany, Italy and Spain. On the other, millions of would-be immigrants from Africa and the Middle East are knocking at the door, determined to get in. They may die in the attempt. The water around their sunken boats may turn the Mediterranean red with blood. But they will not stop coming. Torn between their instinct for self-preservation and their need for cheap labour, the peoples of Europe have formed into two camps. The first, small, but socially liberal, insists that all those who wish to come here should be welcomed and then woven into the rotting fabric of our society. The second, much larger and increasingly angry, is rising up, demanding that the shutters be brought down and the drawbridges raised. Governments, as ever, are resolutely two-faced on the issue. They don't want to be seen as aloof or uncaring, or racist. But they can also see what is going on and what their voters think about it. Having no solution to offer, they prefer to believe that other countries, preferably with borders far removed from their own, should bear the brunt of the burden.

05:37

Does the US provide military assistance to 73% of world's dictatorships - truth or narrative? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For decades, the American people have been repeatedly told by their government and corporate-run media that acts of war ordered by their president have been largely motivated by the need to counter acts of aggression or oppression by "evil dictators." We were told we had to invade Iraq because Saddam Hussein was an evil dictator. We had to bomb Libya because Muammar Gaddafi was an evil dictator, bent on unleashing a "bloodbath" on his own people. Today, of course, we are told that we should support insurgents in Syria because Bashar al-Assad is an evil dictator, and we must repeatedly rattle our sabers at North Korea's Kim Jong-un and Russia's Vladimir Putin because they, too, are evil dictators. This is part of the larger, usually unquestioned mainstream corporate media narrative that the US leads the "Western democracies" in a global struggle to combat terrorism and totalitarianism and promote democracy. I set out to answer a simple question: Is it true? Does the US government actually oppose dictatorships and champion democracy around the world, as we are repeatedly told?

05:34

'You can smell the bodies!' -Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after 'liberation' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nearly a year after Mosul in Iraq was declared "liberated" from ISIS terrorists, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie said the stench of dead bodies buried under the rubble was still present, amid the "worst devastation" she has ever seen. "There are bodies in this rubble that stay here and you can smell the bodies and some of them have family members that are here and they are unable to move them," the Hollywood superstar and Special Envoy for the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, after exploring a part of Mosul that was recaptured last year with the US-led coalition's active support. Even though this was Jolie's fifth trip to Iraq, the horrific destruction she witnessed in the Old City this time really broke her heart. Walking around the narrow streets of the city center, completely destroyed by artillery and airstrikes, the 43-year-old Oscar winner called it the "worst devastation" she saw in her 17 years representing the UNHCR across the globe.

05:34

Gowdy: GOP Will Hit DOJ With Full Arsenal Of Weapons If They Ignore Subpoenas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

.@TGowdySC tells Chris there will be action on the floor of the House if DOJ and FBI do not comply with subpoena request.Watch the full interview 2PM & 7PM ET @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/N74dEVWxg0 FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) June 17, 2018 They finally seem to be serious. Via Daily Caller: House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy warned the DOJ []

05:33

Secret swap deal: US-backed SDF release Daesh jihadis from Europe "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, reportedly exchanged foreign jihadists they'd captured, including Europeans, for their own members who'd been taken by Daesh groups, after the home countries of the foreign fighters refused to take responsibility for them. In 2017 the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the Western coalition, released dozens of detained Daesh jihadists, along with their wives and children, including German, French, Moroccan, Belgian and Dutch nationals, to the terrorist groups, according to the UK Telegraph. The media that revealed information about the secret swap deals between the SDF and the terrorist organizations underscored concerns about these fighters returning to Europe. The SDF, which still holds British and European nationals in its detention centers, informed the newspaper that it agreed to the swap deals because the SDF lacks the capacity to hold the captives indefinitely. According to the rebels, they have requested that the Western countries take responsibility for their nationals and take action, but received no response.

05:33

The gap year paedophile Richard Huckle highly likely to have had UK victims "IndyWatch Feed National"

Please see the previous article on this site for my comparison of Richard Huckle to Frank Houston founding father of Hillsong Global Church, based in Sydney, Australia with churches in major cities throughout the world, including London.

BBC

The gap year paedophile Richard Huckle highly likely to

have had UK victims

Huckle, from Kent, was convicted of 71 offences against 23 children in 2016

...

05:33

Taliban members take selfies, hug soldiers during Eid ceasefire, just before the explosion "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dozens of Taliban members entered the Afghan capital on Saturday. They were unarmed and were met with greetings and hugs by civilians and soldiers in a ceasefire attempt for the Eid holiday. The militants, some wearing traditional headgear, went through the streets of Kabul carrying their flags and urging locals to come forward and take selfies with them.

05:32

Aussie troops killed Afghan amputee, drank beer from fake limb, and other questionable moral judgements "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia's elite Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) team has been found to have committed a string of atrocities while on mission in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago; and the "Nazi flag" incident appears to be just the tip of the iceberg. In one instance back in 2009, reported by Sydney-based Fairfax Media, which conducted a six-month investigation into alleged Australian military war crimes in Afghanistan, soldiers killed an Afghan amputee as they were raiding Urozgan province and took his artificial limb to their base to use it as a drinking vessel. Comment: The prosthetic leg was then taken as a souvenir and brought back to Perth to be used as a novelty beer drinking vessel. In another no less horrendous case, two senior soldiers first plotted and then forced a "rookie" troop to kill an unarmed elderly detainee, a Taliban suspect, thereby marking the young soldier's combat debut. According to Special Forces sources, cited by Fairfax, the victim posed no threat after being brutally knocked out. The soldiers involved in the atrocities committed on Afghan soil have not been named by the media. The hair-raising details came to light around the time when Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, blasted personnel of the same high-profile squadron who were caught on camera waving a swastika flag from their patrol vehicle.

05:31

Israel ready to destroy Palestinian village - will Britain intervene? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israel is poised to demolish Khan al-Ahmar in the West Bank - an act that could be a war crime. But Britain could save it Israel is intent on destroying the homes of the 173 Palestinians who live in the small shepherding community of Khan al-Ahmar, along with the school that serves 150 children from the area. Last month, Israel's high court of justice removed the last obstacle to this barbaric act of demolishing an entire community in order to forcibly transfer its residents and take over their land. Israel has announced that the land from which these Palestinians will be evicted will serve to expand the nearby settlement of Kfar Adumim. The story of Khan al-Ahmar exemplifies Israel's policy of expelling dozens of Palestinian communities from areas it plans to formally annex. To keep international criticism to a minimum, Israel usually tries to evict residents slowly by creating unbearable living conditions that force them to leave their homes, allegedly of their own free will. To that end, the authorities refuse to connect these communities to running water and power grids, do not authorise construction of homes or other structures and restrict their pastureland.

05:30

Jeff & Gerald Celente The Circus Continues (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jeff & Gerald Celente The Circus Continues Video Video Source

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05:30

Daily crossword "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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05:30

Nablus: Israeli settlers poison Palestinian-owned sheep "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 10 sheep belonging to a Palestinian farmer in Salem town, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, reportedly died on Monday after Jewish settlers poisoned a plot of grazing land. Local sources told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that these sheep belonged to farmer Mahyoub Ashtiya, who was grazing his sheep on Sunday on land a few meters away from the town, particularly near the military watchtower or the bypass in the area. At first, the sources explained, that three sheep died directly and then seven others followed, while there are five more are in critical condition, adding that the farmer incurred losses amounting to over 3,000 Jordanian dinars. Following the incident, tests conducted by a veterinarian and the competent authorities affirmed that the sheep were exposed to poisoning. Eyewitnesses had also reported seeing a car boarded by a horde of settlers in the same area a few days ago, believing that they could have poisoned the pasture. Settlers from the illegal settlement of Elon Moreh, who also have cattle and take them to Palestinian agricultural lands for grazing, already threatened local shepherds that they would poison their sheep if they were seen in the area.

05:30

QotD: Has NZ has been accepting economic coercion? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


"Generally, if you find yourself over-exposed to someone else (some person, some business, some country), and especially one of questionable character, the prudent thing to do is to gradually reduce your exposure, diversify your risks, and regain your (perceived) freedom to act in accord with your values. But when it comes to the People's Repuplic of China (PRC), prevailing opinion ministerial speeches, taxpayer-funded lobby groups, and so on seems to be that we should double-down, increasing our exposure to a country that they know to be an international thug and bully...
    "But weve allowed a couple of industries ...  to flourish, and politically salient sector risks to develop, which now depend on the New Zealand government cowering in the corner and never upsetting Beijing... It should be a matter of priority ... to look to reduce those specific exposures, encouraging greater resilience in the respective industries, so that one day we could have the courage to stand for what we believe assuming that among the political classes, belief is still about something more than the last trade dollar, and the next political donation. In time one hopes, (in a day decades hence when freedom comes to China) we should aim for a relationship of trust and mutual respect, not one of the battered wife cowering in the corner."

~ Michael Reddell, from his post 'Economic Coercion PRC-Style'
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05:29

Whistleblower: Obama Threw Thousands Of Children Into FEMA Camps "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rep. Henry Roberto Cuellar has admitted that Barack Obama secretly threw thousands of migrant children into detention camps, and told Democrat politicians to keep quiet about it.   Speaking with CNN, Cuellar revealed that conditions at the [...]

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05:29

Some amazing ways exercise changes your personality "IndyWatch Feed World"

How to change your personality for the better. Being more physically active makes people more extraverted, conscientious, agreeable and open to new experience, new research finds. A few of the benefits of these personality changes include: Higher conscientiousness is linked to more success in life, more extraverted people experience more positive emotions, and being open to experience is linked to creativity and intelligence. These changes to personality have been documented over years and decades. Naturally, remaining sedentary is linked to the opposite pattern in personality. Sedentary people have the tendency to become less agreeable, more introverted, less open to experience and less conscientious. The good news is that only relatively small amounts of exercise are enough, over the years, to lead to positive changes to personality.

05:28

Second FBI Informant Tried To Entrap Trump Campaign With $2 Million Offer For Hillary Dirt: Roger Stone "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Second FBI Informant Tried To Entrap Trump Campaign With $2 Million Offer For Hillary Dirt: Roger Stone from ZeroHedge Trump campaign aides Roger Stone and Michael Caputo say that a meeting Stone took in late May, 2016 with a Russian...

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05:24

Batman Shooter, James Holmes, Was Given CIA Brainwashing Drug "IndyWatch Feed World"

Batman movie shooter, James Holmes, was given CIA brainwashing drug scopolamine in order to force him to commit the mass shooting. According to experts, victims who unknowingly inhale the drug nicknamed Devils Breath have no memory [...]

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05:23

Crocodile Kills Pastor As He Baptizes Followers On Lake In Ethiopia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A lakeside baptism service in Ethiopia was struck by tragedy after a crocodile attacked and killed the vicar. An 80-strong congregation looked on in horror as the reptile struck at Docho Eshete, a protestant clergyman in the town of Arba Minch, while he conducted a mass baptism in the shallows of Lake Abaya on Sunday. []

05:23

Astronauts install hi-def docking cameras for Crew Dragon, Starliner capsules "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In preparation for the commercial crewed modules that will arrive at the International Space Station soon, astronauts took a lengthy spacewalk to install some crucial equipment to the docking module. The extra-vehicular activity moved commander Drew Feustel to third on the list of all-time spacewalkers.

05:22

Watch Hyper-Realistic Skin Get Made for Bionic Limbs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Watch extremely realistic limbs, complete with hair and freckles, get made from beginning to end.

05:22

The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Computer simulations have become so accurate that cosmologists can now use them to study dark matter, supermassive black holes, and other mysteries of the real evolving cosmos.

05:22

On the smearing of Jordan Peterson and why feminists hate him "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance." ~ Albert Maysles Two weeks ago, we learned that BBC historian, Dan Snow, lied to his daughters when he told them that the Spitfires were piloted by women flying combat missions during WWII in order to encourage them to "follow their dreams." We were also told that Jordan Peterson is apparently a flaming "misogynist," according to two writers who have chopped up quite a bit of Peterson's words, conveniently situating his ideas into a landscape where they take pot shots at a caricature that they alone have fabricated. While Snow was the subject of light media speculation, Peterson has been held to the fire in recent months from the social justice warrior left to the feminists of all flavors, with most coming at him with rather incoherent critiques. Two men, two different approaches to sexual inequality, and this story unfolds through how their actions are differently interpreted. But I will return to this later.

05:20

Democrat Judge Who Jailed Manafort Also Cleared Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Democrat judge who put Paul Manafort in jail this week previously cleared Hillary Clinton of all criminal wrongdoing over the deaths of four American servicemen in Benghazi in 2012.  Amy Berman Jackson, a judge [...]

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05:20

Blasts reported to have killed 31 in northeast Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Residents of Damboa in Borno - the Nigerian state hardest hit by the Boko Haraam insurgency - reported that 31 people were killed in blasts on Saturday evening.

05:20

Why The Singapore Statement Paves The Way For Ending US Occupation Of South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Singapore joint statement is not a deal; its a statement. The absolutely key item is number 3: Reaffirming the April 27, 2018, Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

 

http://www.atimes.com/article/the-key-word-in-the-trump-kim-show/

 

05:19

US Wants Coup In Venezuela Because It Sits on Vast Oil Resources "IndyWatch Feed World"

Why is the US and its main stream media talking openly about a coup in Venezuela? Could it be due to the fact it sits on vast oil resources that the US empire wants? In [...]

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05:19

Hillsong Church. The Australian New Zealand pedophile founder of Hillsong Church Frank Houston and Richard Huckle the British pedophile both used Christian leadership to sexual abuse hundreds of little children "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

Richard Huckle Super Sicko Pedophile

Richard Huckle the British Pedophile who used the cover of a trusted Christian leader like the pedophile Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsong mega-church, to access children. Richard Huckle committed pedophile offences in impoverished communities in Malaysia. Detectives has estimated he sexually abused two hundred children. Australian detectives tracked him down on the secret dark web on the Net and helped to get his arrest. He was arrested when he flew into the UK. In the UK offenders can be charged with overseas pedophile crimes back in the UK.

 

05:18

Yemeni war continues, as does the arms industry "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The war in Yemen has been going for three years, but it doesnt get much attention still. But like Syria, it is not just an internal battle, it is a battle that regional and international powers are also involved in, with little success except for feeding the arms industry. Reuters: Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes []

05:18

You can now load tool input from URLs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

You can now pass input data to all tools via ?input-url=URL query argument.

Check out this example - Load a GIF from Giphy and extract 15th frame from it as a PNG.

In this example GIF's URL is:

https://media.giphy.com/media/cNWU2Zeh54VJC/giphy.gif

And ?input-url query is:

?input-url=https://media.giphy.com/media/cNWU2Zeh54VJC/giphy.gif

Full url to a tool that extracts 15th frame:

onlinepngtools.com/convert-gif-to-png?input-url=https://media.giphy.com/media/cNWU2Zeh54VJC/giphy.gif&frame=15

Input-url query argument also works with chaining.

Here's an example - Load a good boi JPG from Imgur, flip it horizontally, convert to grayscale and change JPG output quality to 5%.

Image tools also accepts input images as Data URI encoded data via ?input argument.

Here's an example -...

05:16

Millennials GOLD: Blockchain & Cryptos Free Humanity From Bank Claws "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Millennials GOLD: Blockchain & Cryptos Free Humanity From Bank Claws from The Daily Coin

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05:15

How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If your subscription has not automatically renewed it may be because you hadnt ticked for it to automatically renew when you set it up because your credit card has expired because you have removed your credit card details from Paypal. because of insufficient funds If you want to update your credit card details click here. If [] The post How to upgrade, renew or change your Whaleoil subscription appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:15

Rudy Giuliani Calls For Mueller Witch Hunt to be Investigated (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday, an attorney for Trump, Rudy Giuliani called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

On Sunday it was revealed in the Washington Post, Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.

The Fake News media is using this story to continue to push the Trump-Russia hoax in an attempt to drag the Russian collusion narrative into the 2018 mid-term elections.

Rudy Giuliani spoke to Jake Tapper in an appearance on CNNs State of the Union Sunday and called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated, not necessarily because of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very very, now almost illegal probethis Russia probe that began with Peter Strzok in charge. He didnt leave until July of last year, Giuliani told Tapper.

Giuliani clarified he wants an investigation into what led up to the Special Counsel.

We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated, Giuliani said.

The Inspector General report revealed a very damning text message from Muellers lead attorney, Peter Strzok.

The Trump-hating FBI agent sent his mistress Lisa Page a text message saying well stop Trump from becoming President.

This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after Crossfire Hurricane was opened and 6 days before the insurance policy text.

Mueller and his team of hacks should be shut down and investigated immediately.

VIDEO:

On Sunday, President Trump once again ripped the Russian collusion witch hunt from his Twitter account.

05:14

The Police State Takes A Giant Leap Towards Pre-Crime "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Police State Takes A Giant Leap Towards Pre-Crime by Rory The Daily Coin If you think we still have privacy rights or a 4th Amendment you are living in the past. Technology has moved past our individual rights...

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05:13

Sunday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. Classic Merkelism (16/16).  And a more worrying thread.

2. Harvard Asian-American ouch: Harvard admissions evaluators staffers who are likely under pressure to deliver a target mix of ethnicities rate Asian-American applicants far lower on subjective personality traits than do Alumni interviewers who actually meet the applicants.  And double ouch.

3. Robin Hanson praises being a dad.

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05:12

Notes from the US: No backers for gas power? Just hire some! "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Louis Further rounds up the latest in dodgy goings on across the pond. Truth convenient or inconvenient is counting for less and less in Trumps United States. Any kind of understanding which the lite have of the climate let alone climate change is hard to find. In part this can be

05:11

Austrian Chancellor Kurz: Every country has the right to control its borders and refuse migrants "IndyWatch Feed World"

In an interview with broadcaster ORF 2, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says that migrants should be helped locally and that every country has the right to refuse migrants. "In my opinion every country should have the possibility to decide for themselves how many and what kind of people they want to accept," Kurz says. Yesterday, Kurz announced that Austria wants to form an "axis of the willing" with Germany and Italy, to combat illegal migration.

05:08

Supreme Court backs Ohio anti-voter fraud measures "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democrats have long relied on inaccurate election rolls to aid their candidates. They want to count every vote, legal or not. So, after Ohio's government cleaned up its registration lists it was hit with the usual claims of left-wing bias. Now the Supreme Court has ruled for the state. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said the "decision is a victory for election integrity" and Ohio's system could "serve as a model for other states to use." Playing an important supporting role was the Trump Justice Department, which shifted to defend Ohio-the Obama administration naturally attacked the state's effort. The president deserves credit for appointing Justice Neil Gorsuch, who provided the deciding vote. In Husted v. Randolph Institute the state had dropped a voter who failed to cast a ballot in several elections and respond to a notice requesting that he affirm his eligibility. There was no evidence of racism, prejudice, unfairness, or malice. Nevertheless, liberal groups sued, claiming that relying on the failure to vote violated federal law. Ohio prevailed in the District Court but lost at the appellate level.

05:07

Rescue Ships Spotlight Europes Migrant Debate "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

VALENCIA, SpainShips in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in Europes fight over immigration.

The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff had made a preliminary inspection.

The rescue ship Aquarius came in four hours later with another 106 migrants. Aid workers awaiting their arrival clapped and cheered as the first migrants walked down the gangway. Another Italian navy ship, the Orione, came in shortly after 1 p.m.

The Aquarius, operated by the aid groups SOS Mediterranee Sea and Doctors Without Borders, was stuck off the coast of Sicily on June 9 when Italys new populist government refused it permission to dock and demanded that Malta do so. Malta also refused.

After days of bickering and food and water running low on the ship, Spain stepped in and granted the rescue boat entry. The 1,500-kilometer (930-mile) journey across the Mediterranean from Sicily to Valencia took nearly a week.

David Noguera, the head of Doctors Without Borders in Spain, said he was glad Spain allowed the migrants in but hes worried that more European nations will close their ports to those rescued at sea in the future.

I have mixed feelings, Noguera told The Associated Press as the first boat arrived. I am happy that the journey (for the Aquarius migrants) is over a journey that was too long and I am worried for the situation in the Mediterranean and the closing of European ports.

The migrants were met by emergency workers, health officials, Red Cross volunteers and psychologists at the citys marina. Each were assigned to a translator and authorities worked to determine their identities before they were sent to welcome centers. The first migrant was a 29-year-old man from South Sudan.

Valencia emergency official Jorge Suarez said some of the migrants were in a state of shock.

They are very shaken, Suarez said. Put yourself in their position, you get off a ship and the first people who greet you are wearing masks.

He said an examination of the 130 migrants from the Dattilo did not reveal any serious health problems but many passengers showed signs of exposure to high temperatures at sea.

Spanish authorities are examining the migrants on a case-by-case basis to see who may qualify for asylum.

Due to their ordeal, the migrants from the Aquarius have been granted special authorization to remain in Spain for 45 days before they must begin resolving their legal situation....

05:05

Problems at the Justice Department and FBI are serious and long-standing "IndyWatch Feed World"

And they won't be solved by whining about criticism. What do you do with an FBI agent, sworn to uphold the law, who flagrantly violates the law in a rogue investigation aimed at making a name for himself by bringing down some high-profile targets? Why . . . you promote him, of course. At least that is the way the Justice Department answered that question in the case of David Chaves, an FBI agent who serially and lawlessly leaked grand-jury information, wiretap evidence, and other sensitive investigative intelligence to the media in his quest to make an insider-trading case against some celebrities. And when finally called on it, the Justice Department circled the wagons: proceeding with its tainted prosecution, referring the now-retired Chaves for an internal investigation that has gone exactly nowhere after nearly two years, and using legal maneuvers to block the courts and the public from scrutinizing the scope of the misconduct.

05:05

The SCO and G7 Meetings Point to Different Worlds "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The SCO and G7 Meetings Point to Different Worlds Author: James ONeill  Journal-NEO Two meetings of considerable geopolitical significance took place last weekend. They could not have been more different in tone and outcome. Each in their way were representative of...

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05:04

What Was Once Americas Most Exclusive Club Is Now Its Most Haunted Hotel "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jekyll Island, Georgia is a place where time stands still. As you wander the grounds of the Historic District, you can immediately sense what it was like back in its heyday, when the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, opened in 1888, called the area home. An incredibly exclusive resort with only 100 members, which were made up []

05:03

'Shocking' new workout claims to cut gym time in half "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you could change your entire body by simply doing a 30-minute workout twice a week, but you'd get shocked in the process, would you do it? Shock Therapy gym on the Upper East Side offers workout classes that promise just such an electric edge. Clients don a power suits that hook up to Electronic Muscle-Stimulation Technology, known as EMS.

05:00

Quote of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

How to get the best of it all? One must conquer, achieve, get to the top; one must know the end to be convinced that one can win the end to know theres no dream that mustnt be dared. . . Is this the summit, crowning the day? How cool and quiet! Were not exultant; but delighted, joyful; soberly astonished. . . Have we vanquished an enemy? None but ourselves. Have we gained success? That word means nothing here. Have we won a kingdom? No. . . and yes. We have achieved an ultimate satisfaction. . . fulfilled a destiny. . . To struggle and to understand never this last without the other; such is the law. . .   George Mallory who was born on this day in 1886.

Brookings Institution: Threats to Democracy in the Trump Era "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Interesting panel discussion at the Brookings Institution with amongst others David Frum.

05:00

Whaleoil general debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good morning, welcome to our daily Whaleoil General Debate. Our evening General debate is called Backchat and will start at 6 pm On General debate, you are encouraged as a commenter to share your own stories, discuss other news, bring NEW news, catch up with friends or make new friends with other commenters. To participate youll [] The post Whaleoil general debate appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

05:00

While Mendi burns, Peter O'Neill hides out in Moresby "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dash 8 on fireBRYAN KRAMER MP | Nokondi Talk | Edited extracts

MADANG On Friday prime minister Peter O'Neill declared a state of emergency in Southern Highlands Province following a serious outbreak of civil violence in the capital Mendi.

The decision covered the suspension of the provincial government, appointing an emergency controller, deploying the police mobile squad and criminal investigators, initiating troop deployments and approving K6 million to enable their mobilisation.

The unrest including the torching of the governors residence, an Air Niugini aircraft and the court house - was triggered by a national court ruling dismissing a petition challenging the election of Governor William Powi.

The PNG electoral commission had declared Powi the winner of the regional seat in last years general elections, a decision unprecedented as the decision was made before counting was complete.

What is particularly interesting about this matter is that it is taking place in O'Neill's own province. So what does he do?

Well, instead of flying back home to address the issue, he hides out in Port Moresby and attends the opening of the new port facility.

I have no doubt the Mendi issue could have been easily resolved without a state of emergency had he returned home to take the lead.

The problem for O'Neill and other Southern Highlands politicians is that the people have lost trust in them and respect for them.

So perhaps it is understandable why they would be too scared to go back to the province to resolve this matter.

It is sad when the people of the Southern Highlands, living in fear and uncertainty, are ignored by their leaders who remain in Port Moresby to cut ribbons and play golf.

In the recent past, when there was similar civil disruption in my own province of Madang after police killed some young men, I rushed back home to help try to resolve it.

I had received reports the situation was out of control and that hundreds of youths planned to march into town to burn down the police station and every settlement in Madang.

I travelled to the troubled area to meet with community and youth leaders who explained there was little they could do as the garamut had been beating night and day sending out word to meet at 4 Mile and march on the town.

The nex...

Israel says it has dismantled 20-member Hamas 'attack' cell "IndyWatch Feed War"

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At least 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since start of protests along border between Israel and Gaza on 30 March

04:59

Questions, questions "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Norm

I usually try to post tidy-looking transcripts, but this one is too long and I'm running out of time today. So please find below a transcript of the part of today's London section of The Sunday Politics, hosted by our old friend Norman Smith. 

It's taken straight from TV Eyes, with a few corrections from me. I hope it's still easy to read. The bold bits are Norman Smith speaking. The non-bold bits are his various guests. I've indicated who is being questioned at which point by highlighting their names in red

I haven't marked out the interruptions though, but there were quite a few and you'll easily be able to guess where they came. (Look for the balance of bold lettering and non-bold lettering. The closer they are the more interruptions there were. And the longer the length of the non-bold lettering the more the interviewee got to make their point). 

This is for those of you here at ITBB who know a lot more about this than I do and will be able to spot any bias (or lack of bias) much better than me here.

So, dear reader....

Was Norman Smith as factually mistaken about everything as Elizabeth Campbell, from Kensington and Chelsea Council, implied in her often incredulous-sounding responses to his accusatory ('accuse-a-Tory'?) questions?

Did Norman go way too far for a BBC journalist in suggesting that Mrs May "misled" Grenfell survivors (i.e. lied)?

...

04:54

"That's my Betsy." "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Especially this Father's Day, I'm thinking about all the fathers (and mothers) who are separated from their children at the border because of Trump's cruel and inhumane immigration policies. I'm incredibly proud of this team for stepping up and raising over $100,000 so far for groups working to protect families separated by ICE.

04:53

South Koreans Admit Racist Treachery In Lead Up To World Cup Play "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Korean coach Shin Tae-yong admited that during low stakes games before the World Cup he had a number of his players switch uniform numbers in order to thwart scouting efforts by competitors (archived). The coach cited Western white folk's inability to "distinguish between Asians" as cause to believe in the effectiveness of the tactic.

04:53

More government Internet censorship in Britain "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Enemy of the Internet UK accused of mass surveillance & censorship

5 April 2014

Reporters Without Borders have branded the UK an Enemy of the Internet for their mass surveillance and censorship programmes, the first time they have appeared on the list. Appearing alongside countries such as China, Iran and North Korea, the UK was criticised for mass surveillance of nearly a quarter of the worlds communications. And the report also said they confused journalists with terrorists.

By Simon Whelan in Britain:

British government extends censorship of online activity

16 June 2018

One year on from the June 2017 attack by Islamist terrorists at London Bridge, Conservative Home Secretary Sajid Javid used the anniversary to announce new authoritarian and anti-democratic counter-terrorism powers.

The measures incorporate the lessons learnt from the attacks in 2017 and our responses to them, he said. One of the key lessons learnt, he said, was that the authorities could do better in sharing information more widely and locally.

The WSWS has noted the intense collusion between...

04:52

Sunday Talks: Chairman Trey Gowdy Discusses IG Report and Friday Night Meeting With FBI and DOJ Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy discusses the recently released Inspector General report on FBI and DOJ conduct in the run-up to the 2016 election and the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. Additionally, Chairman Gowdy discusses the Continue reading

04:47

An engineer debunks claims of man-made CO2 causing arctic and antarctic melting "IndyWatch Feed World"

It's just amazing how we as a society can let global group-think ideas have fantastically large continued public traction when direct scientific observation utterly refutes the very basis of the ideas. Can not the alarmist scientific folks (I'm thinking here of Mann, Alley, Schmidt, Hansen, etc.) be just a little bit honest about what is actually going on? Sea level rise is widely reported every single day as an imminent man-made climatic disaster. Portions of Greenland melt, and portions of Antarctica melt. are presented as proof-positive that human burning of fossil fuels is causing the Earth to overly warm and therefore causing these melts...which will lead to coastal inundation...and we must therefore change our ways at any cost. However, it just so happens that these same portions of Greenland and Antarctica melt are now known to be situated over highly active geothermal sites... and that 100% of the observed melt is easily and readily attributable to current enhanced geothermal heat release.

04:47

Melania Breaks With Trump, Blasts Husbands Cruel Immigration Policy Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

First Lady Melania Trump doesnt appear to be a fan of her husbands cruel immigration policy that has resulted in 2,000 migrant children being separated from their families at the U.S. border in only 6 weeks. Donald Trump has been blaming Democrats for his own policy while he holds the children hostage in order to get funding to build his ego-wall along the Southern border.

On Sunday, Mrs. Trump expressed disapproval of her husbands administrations policy and said that this country should govern with heart.

Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart, Stephanie Grisham, Melania Trumps communications director, said in a statement, according to CNNs Kate Bennett.

Thats really nice and everything, but why isnt the First Lady of the United States giving her husband a stern talking to over his policy that rips families apart.

No one is buying Melanias feigned outrage either.

04:45

Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France "IndyWatch Feed World"

Woman shouting 'Allahu akbar' injures two with blade in France | 17 June 2018 | Two people were injured in a town in southern France on Sunday when a woman shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) attacked two people in a supermarket with a boxcutter, prosecutors said. A man was struck in the chest during the late-morning attack in La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the Mediterranean port of Toulon, but the wound is not life-threatening, prosecutor Bernard Marchal told AFP. A woman working at a checkout counter was also wounded, though not as seriously.

04:45

Secrets, Scandals And Mysteries Of The Washington Monument "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hey, did you know that the Washington Monument is actually a Masonic symbol right out of Baal worship? And that there are 896 steps to the top? 896 might seem like an innocent number, but 896-666 equals 230, and 2+3+0 equals 5, which is the same number of points in a Pentagram. Coincidence? I THINK NOT. Clearly, []

04:42

Combining Laser And Particle Beams For Interstellar Travel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By jan mcharg, texas A&M university college of engineering

A new technology combining a laser beam and a particle beam for interstellar propulsion could pave the way for space exploration into the vast corners of our universe. This is the focus of PROCSIMA, a new research proposal by Dr. Chris Limbach and Dr. Ken Hara, assistant professors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University.

NASA has chosen the proposal PROCSIMA: Diffractionless Beam Propulsion for Breakthrough Interstellar Missions, for the 2018 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) phase 1 study. PROCSIMA stands for Photon-paRticle Optically Coupled Soliton Interstellar Mission Accelerator, and is meant to evoke the idea that interstellar travel is not so far away.

04:40

There's a Good Reason the GOP is Silent on Steve King's Racism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Iowa GOP congressman Steve King has made a political career out of saying the most outrageous, inflammatory racist quips and digs a sitting congressperson could think of.

04:40

The Absolute End of Free Speech In the EU and the US "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Absolute End of Free Speech In the EU and the US by Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show Have you noticed that all of your electronic carriers are saying that they are restructuring their copyright and privacy because...

The post The Absolute End of Free Speech In the EU and the US appeared first on The Daily Coin.

04:34

MORE DEEP STATE SPYING=> Roger Stone and Michael Caputo Were Targets of FBI Informant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Deep State Spying Scandal on the Trump Campaign will go down as the largest political scandal in US history.

As Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit reported in May
At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused of Spying on Trump Campaign

And now there are more.
Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone and Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo claim to have been targeted in a setup by U.S. law enforcement during the 2016 campaign to pin then-candidate Donald Trump.

In a Washington Post report Sunday, Stone claims that he met with a man in May 2016 who offered dirt on Trumps 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. However, the man, who identified himself as Henry Greenberg, said he wanted Trump to pay $2 million for the damaging information and therefore was shut down, according to Stone.

Stone recalled telling the man that he didnt understand Trump, a wealthy New York real estate businessman. He doesnt pay for anything, Stone claims to have said to the man at a restaurant in Florida.

Afterwards, the report shows a screenshot of a text exchange between Stone and Caputo, who set up the meeting after Greenberg reached out to a Russian immigrant business partner of Caputos.

How crazy is the Russian? Caputo asked.

Stone replied the meeting was a waste of time because the man wanted big money for information.

04:34

German MP Says Merkel Could Be Ousted Next Week Over Her Open-Door Migrant Policy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Angela Merkel could lose her powerful seat in the heart of Europe as soon as next week amid clashes within her coalition Government over EU migration policies According to German MP Kai Whittaker,  Merkel could [...]

The post German MP Says Merkel Could Be Ousted Next Week Over Her Open-Door Migrant Policy appeared first on Your News Wire.

04:32

Diversity and inclusion of Identity group politics often means uniformity and exclusion of ideas "IndyWatch Feed World"

"'Diversity and inclusion' is the moral benchmark of our time... Every corporation, college, and government agency, along with a growing number of bowling leagues and bait-and-tackle shops, has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion." So says William Voegeli in a recent article. And so says the University of California at Los Angeles, whose campus-wide Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion earned (or at least, was paid) some $444,000 in 2016. UCLA is not alone in assigning overwhelming importance to "diversity and inclusion." Bias in favor of or against an individual simply because of his or her race or ethnicity is morally wrong. When bias is government policy, the outcome is also invariably bad. Neither morality nor Machiavelli favors group preferences, as distinguished black economist Thomas Sowell argued in an 18,000-word 1989 article.

04:31

Palestinian Authority Attacks Protest Opposing Gaza Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Al Quds (TSN Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces have attacked Palestinian protesters marching in the occupied city of Ramallah to demand an end to the PAs sanctions on Gaza.
Palestinian authority attacks gaza protest israel Palestinian Authority police officers

Sanctions include refusing to pay bills for the electricity supply coming from Israel; tax on diesel that goes to Gazas power plants; reducing salaries of PA staff in Gaza, and refusing to guarantee medical treatment for patients who need to leave the Strip to receive medical care.

Palestinians launched the Lifting the Sanctions campaign on June 10 in solidarity with their fellow Palestinians in Gaza, who have been attacked by Israeli occupation forces since March 30 when the Great March of Return began.

Since then over 120 Palestinian protesters have been killed and over 13,000 injured. Israel has faced international criticism for its use of lethal force against protesters in Gaza, and for applying what human rights activists call a shoot-to-kill-or-maim policy.

Related: Even an Intense Offensive Cant Stop Yemens March for Palestine, Quds [PHOTOS]

President Mahmoud Abbas adviser for local affairs ordered the prohibition of protests before or during the Eid holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan. Late Wednesday, security forces used tear gas and sound grenades to disperse demonstrators. Videos show the PA using electric batons against demonstrators and confiscating cell phones.

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate issued a statement denouncing attacks on journalists. According to reports, two foreign journalists were detained and others had their cameras confiscated. The syndicate said they would boycott government news reports unti...

04:30

Here Are the Environmental Regulations the EPA Is Rolling Back Next "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scott Pruitt may be in over his head with various ethical scandals, but none of that is keeping him from doing what he does best at the EPA: destroying commonsense regulations that help to keep Americans and the environment safe. At the moment, he

04:30

Face of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A funeral for Smear Your Mea founder Talei Morrison will be held on Wednesday in Rotorua. Morrison, who was also a kapa haka star, lost her very public battle with cervical cancer at 10.30am on Saturday, in a Hamilton hospice facility.[] Morrison was 42 when she was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in August last year. Morrison spoke [] The post Face of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:23

Touch-sensitive artificial nerve developed for robots "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bridging the gap between biological systems and machines has come one step closer, with a report in the journal Science detailing a touch-sensitive artificial nerve. Capable of distinguishing Braille characters and even interfacing with a cockroach leg, the device could have wide-reaching applications in robotics and prosthetic limbs. The artificial nerve, developed by scientists at Stanford University in the US and Seoul National Universities in Korea, brings together three components to mimic at action of a sensory nerve cell. An organic polymer-based pressure sensor feeds information to a flexible ring oscillator, which functions as an electronic neuron. The signal generated is then fed to an artificial synaptic transistor, which integrates the outputs from multiple pressure sensors, modelled after the synapse between biological nerve cells. This synaptic transistor can then feed output to a computer, or can be directly linked to a biological nerve cell. The polymer-based pressure sensors, which have been previously reported by co-author Zhenan Bao, professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, can detect the weight of a single flower petal weighing just 0.8 milligrams. This means that artificial skin imbedded with these cells could be even more sensitive than human skin. "We take skin for granted but it's a complex sensing, signalling and decision-making system," says Bao.

04:23

Anti-Russian propaganda means nothing to thousands of international fans enjoying World Cup in Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

The striking thing about Moscow during the World Cup so far is just how much the atmosphere of openness and joy is in stark contrast to the bad spirited build up seen in parts of the western, english speaking media. Scare stories of hooliganism, racism, and homophobia dominated coverage which seemed more interested in confirming its own stereotypes than uncovering the complexities of a nation. The vast majority of the locals and fans meeting in Russia couldn't care less about the politics. How about this headline from The Times newspaper in Britain after Russia's opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia? "Russia get party started with goal feast for Vladimir Putin." To me it seems extremely cynical to suggest the team did it for Putin; they did it for the excited kids who came out of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium afterwards with big smiles on their faces. They did it for the Russians that love football. That is a headline written by someone who can't get out of the way of their own preconceptions.

04:20

The liberal media's Father's Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

Happy Father's Day from CNN: Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges. But most new dads didn't give birth to their child. They didn't breastfeed them. And they don't endure glares from strangers when they go shopping with their wife and their toddler son. Sabastion, 24, is a transgender man who lives with his wife Angel in suburban Atlanta. Assigned the female gender at birth, he began transitioning five years ago . It's a process that felt more complete last month when he had surgery to remove his breasts.

04:20

Aquarius migrants step ashore in Spain after week-long ordeal "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Plight of Aquarius highlights failure of EU member states to work together to deal with influx of migrants since 2015

04:19

800-Year-Old Made in China Label Solves Shipwreck Mystery "IndyWatch Feed World"

An 800-year-old piece of pottery has helped archaeologists put together fascinating new details about a medieval ship that sank off the coast of Indonesia. The wooden hull of the ship, which sank in the Java Sea, has long since disintegrated, but its cargo offers vital clues about the vessel. Fishermen discovered the wreck site in []

04:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The word for today is bezonian (noun) (archaic) A knave or rascal Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : The root of the archaic English noun bezonian is the Italian noun bisogno need, lack, also in the late 16th century, raw, needy recruit (newly landed in Italy from Spain). In English bezonian has always [] The post Word of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:15

Jim Jordan Why is Peter Strzok Still at the FBI? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jim Jordan Why is Peter Strzok Still at the FBI? Video Source

The post Jim Jordan Why is Peter Strzok Still at the FBI? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

04:12

Researchers Finally Know How Easter Island Statues Got Their Colossal Hats "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Easter Island statues, or moai, are multi-tonne enigmas. So are their hats. The how and the why of these stone accessories, called pukao, weighed on Binghamton University archeology professor Carl Lipo. So much so that he went to Easter Island with a team of researchers seeking answers. The statues themselves are mysterious enough. Having been built an estimated 700 []

04:10

The direct approach to reducing poverty isn't always best "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sometimes in life, it is clear that the direct approach isn't the best one. This is true in many areas, even when it comes to policymaking. Take, as an example, the area of extreme poverty. It seems logical, at first, that the most effective response should be head-on: giving money and assets to protect people from income shocks. In recent times, microcredit schemes have been presented as a panacea, attracting a lot of money around the world. However, a series of trials have shown that microcredit doesn't do much good-often not even increasing average incomes, and burying the poor in debt. Subsidized crop insurance is another direct approach designed to help generate more income for the poorest of farmers by making agriculture less risky. But how useful is this approach? New research by Munshi Sulaiman, research director of Save the Children International, with Michael Murigi of the University of Sydney, analytically weighs the costs and benefits of this along with other direct approaches to poverty alleviation.

04:08

Trump Will Soon Purge Stephen Miller From His Administration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has become clear that Stephen Miller is behind the despicable, immoral practice of taking children from their parents and putting them in concentration camps. It will cost him his job at the White House.

04:07

Saudi-led Coalition Advances Northeast Of Al-Hudaydah Airport (Map) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

On June 17, the Saudi-led coalition and its proxies advanced northeast of the airport of al-Hudaydah and reached the al-Matahn roundabout, according to the UAE-based al-Arabiya TV. Heavy clashes between coalition forces and the Houthis are currently taking place in the northern part of the airport and north of it.

Saudi-led Coalition Advances Northeast Of Al-Hudaydah Airport (Map)

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A day earlier, the Saudi-led coalition claimed that its forces imposed its control of the airport. However, Yemeni sources confirmed later that several positions in the northern part of the airport are still under the control of the Houthis.

The Sky News Arabia TV reported that warplanes and attack helicopters of the Saudi-led coalition are conducting airstrikes on the Houthis positions and vehicles inside the airport and in the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Reportedly, dozens of Houthi fighters have been killed by the coalition air force, so far.

Meanwhile, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, arrived in Sanaa where he will meet with the leadership of the Houthis in the upcoming hours. Griffiths will offer the Houthis a peaceful agreement, under which the UN will control the strategic port of al-Hudaydah, according to al-Arabiya.

While the UAE welcomed Griffiths offer, the Houthis are expected to reject it, because the port is considered their last supply line. Tons of humanitarian aid are shipped to the Houthi-controlled areas on regular basis through this port.

The post...

04:07

Were Getting Close: Nunes Says Impeachment Is On The Table For Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyre still refusing to turn over the Spygate info. Via Daily Caller: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that there will be hell to pay including impeachment for top Justice Department officials if the agency fails this week to give Congress documents about an FBI informant used to spy on the []

04:01

RV/Intelligence Alert: "Father's Day" -- June 17, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Disclosure

RV/INTELLIGENCE ALERT - June 17, 2018


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)


Happy Father's Day!


Quick Review:


- The RV was "softly" released as of June 15th, 2018 and is making it's way down the line.


- Transactions in relation to the RV continue to occur.


- Paperwork is being prepared and sent to specific parties involved in the RV.


- The Alliance are keeping information leaks regarding the RV to a bare minimum due to the volatility of the situation.


- The Alliance hold situation briefings on a daily basis.


- World leaders are then informed about the briefings and adjust "the plan" accordingly.


- The Event is imminent.


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04:00

Daily proverb "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Proverbs 18 22 The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. The post Daily proverb appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

04:00

Australian firms told to catch up on climate change risk checks "IndyWatch Feed National"

New report says Australian companies lag behind international organisations Australian companies are not doing enough work to model the risks of climate change and how it will affect their profitability, a new report by a thinktank says.Progressive thinktank the Centre for Policy Development says that while most companies have committed to considering what climate change and the Paris climate agreement means for their business strategy, too few have begun using scenario analysis techniques [...]

04:00

Informal economy keeps us going as our country struggles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Street vendors
Selling convenience goods, sweets, cold water, soft drink and betel nut - all part of PNG's informal economy

NAITHAN H LATI

HONOLULU - Luckily Papua New Guinea has an informal economy that sustains the life of citizens despite an economic recession that is badly affecting the country.

With the sale of items like buai, daka, cold-water, ice-block and the like anywhere thats convenient without regulation on trade, PNG commerce keeps going as usual.

Were lucky to have an informal economy where everyone is minding their own business and earning an invome.

Most of these people hardly notice the economic recession which mostly concerns only the working class people and those who pay tax from their wages and salaries.

That said, however, everyone pays GST to access goods and services in urban areas and such people are not excluded from the overall economic cycle.

If we were a country without a large informal economic sector, we would face a different scenario. Most of us would be homeless or starving.

But take the informal sector out of the picture, and the recession in PNG is real. Working parents, boyfriends, girlfriends and wantoks are burdened with expectations for assistance and requests for money.

The best we all can do is to keep afloat with little we earn and to try to make sure our families are OK.

We Papua New Guineans have a tendency to accept this and live each day by luck and dinao [borrowing] until the next fortnight when the cycle continues with family commitments and customary obligations.

We really need to teach each other about the realities of our economy and try to be prudent with our money and stop that reckless spending beyond what we can afford.

There is a gap between the elites and the normal citizens of PNG in which cash plays a major role.

The cashed-up elites are on the upper end to do everything they can with their money; including making more money in every way they can.

On the other hand, the ordinary citizens and hone...

03:56

Somali Gang Drives by Maine Park and Shoots Park-Goers with Pellet Guns Then Beats a Young Father to Death "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in May a mob of Somali youths beat park goers with sticks and fists in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine.

The mob of at least 20 youths laughed as they beat two men in the park.
At least one man required medical attention.

 

Video was posted online of the brutal assault.

Now this
This past week a Somali mob drove past Lewiston park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there.
Several people pursued the car from the park.

A fight broke out on the street and one father of two was killed.

Police are investigating to make sure no racist words were exchanged during the beatings.

The Press Herald reported:

The 38-year-old man who was badly beaten during a brawl this week in Lewistons Kennedy Park has died, state police said.

Donald Giusti of Lewiston died Friday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since late Tuesday night when the fight erupted.

Friends of Giusti, a father of two, described him as a former brawler who had been trying to turn his life around

Two groups clashed Tuesday on Knox Street after teenagers in a car reportedly drove past the park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there, according to Sun Journal sources who said they witnessed the events.

Several people pursued the car from the park to Knox Street, where a melee broke out, the teens reportedly wielding sticks, bats and bricks, sources said.

Police are investigating to determine whether there were racial elements to the fight, an assertion made by many in the aftermath of the brawl.

Here is a photo of the deceased father.

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03:55

To Keep the Patent System Alive and Going Practitioners Will Have to Accept Compromises on Scope Being Narrowed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

They want to keep the pie and eat it as well

Big pie

Summary: 35 U.S.C. 101 still squashes a lot of software patents, reducing confidence in US patents; the only way to correct this is to reduce patent filings and file fewer lawsuits, judging their merit in advance based on precedents from higher courts

THE USPTO has undergone quite a few changes in recent years, triggered initially by AIA and then SCOTUS downwards (trickling down to lower courts over time).

The patent microcosm prefers to cherry-pick cases based on their outcome.Among the main casualties? Software patents. The patent microcosm prefers to cherry-pick cases based on their outcome. The latest such example is Zeroclick v Apple, a Federal Circuit (CAFC) case from the very start of this month [PDF]. We wrote about it a couple of days later and Watchtroll did too (a relatively long time afterwards); its said to be about (G)UI code even though theres no such thing (in programming theres a callback function associated with pertinent GUI elements, but the GUI itself is just a layout, which could possibly be seen as copyrighted). Anyway, this isnt a case about software patents or even 101/Alice. Some say it is about 112. Those same people (or a colleague, Charles Bieneman) speak of DDR Holdings, which is utterly desperate to salvage some abstract patents from 101; the famous case of DDR Holdings was mentioned a lot in 2016 (even here, e.g. [1, 2,...

03:52

Prayer and Meditation for Monday, June 18, 2018 Go The Extra Mile "IndyWatch Feed War"

Image result for King of Samaria, Ahab, pictures

I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.

Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 365

Reading 1 1 KGS 21:1-16

Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel
next to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.
Ahab said to Naboth, Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden,
since it is close by, next to my house.
I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or,
if you prefer, I will give you its value in money.
Naboth answered him, The LORD forbid
that I should give you my ancestral heritage.
Ahab went home disturbed and angry at the answer
Naboth the Jezreelite had made to him:
I will not give you my ancestral heritage.
Lying down on his bed, he turned away from food and would not eat.

His wife Jezebel came to him and said to him,
Why are you so angry that you will not eat?
He answered her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite
and said to him, Sell me your vineyard, or,
if you prefer, I will give you a vineyard in exchange.
But he refused to let me have his vineyard.
His wife Jezebel said to him,
A fine ruler over Israel you are indeed!
Get up.
Eat and be cheerful.
I will obtain the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you.

So she wrote letters in Ahabs name and,
having sealed them with his seal,
sent them to the elders and to the nobles
who lived in the same city with Naboth.
This is what she wrote in the letters:
Proclaim a fast and set Naboth at the head of the people.
Next, get two scoundrels to face him
and accuse him of having cursed God and king.
Then take him out and stone him to death.
His fellow citizensthe elders and nobles who dwelt in his city
did as Jezebel had ordered them in writing,
through the letters she had sent them.
They proclaimed a fast and placed Naboth at the head of the people.
Two scoundrels came in and confronted him with the accusation,
Naboth has cursed God and king.
And they led him out of the city and stoned him to death.
Then they sent the information to Jezebel
that Naboth had been stoned to death.

When Jezebel learned that Naboth had been stoned to death,
she said to...

03:46

Sacked German migration chief was central to application fraud scandal - but is the problem solved? "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ousted head of Germany's refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won't fix core "structural problems" in the country's migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired this week by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, after an internal review discovered that the agency's branch in the city of Bremen had violated legal and internal regulations for the approval of asylum applications. The decision was quietly announced on Friday, and Rainer Rothfuss, a geopolitical analyst and professor at Tbingen University's Institute of Geography in Baden-Wrttemberg, feels the sacking was long overdue. "It is quite late now that Horst Seehofer tries to find the responsible or the culpable person at the top of the BAMF organization," Rothfuss said. "He should have broken up the coalition already in 2015 to protest against Angela Merkel for breaking the German laws and letting migrants flow into our country." In April, it was revealed that a former BAMF official at the Bremen office was under investigation on suspicion of taking bribes from at least 1,200 asylum seekers, starting in 2013. Other officials at the agency were also probed for possibly having taken part in the scheme. They include an interpreter and three lawyers. After reviewing some 1,371 asylum cases from 2013 to 2017, an internal audit allegedly found the Bremen branch responsible for violating the law in 142 instances, Der Spiegel reported. In 54 percent of the Bremen decisions there had been no admissible request. In about 40 percent of cases, the identity of the asylum seekers was not clarified, the report said.

03:43

FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

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As FBI director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept the findings as proof the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. By the time he finished talking, I felt naive for daring to hope.

Commentary
By Michael Goodwin
New York Post

Wrays performance was worse than disappointing. It was infuriating proof that it will take more than one election to change the corrupt culture of Washington.

Wray replaced the ousted James Comey, whose conduct in the Clinton probe was shredded by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Investigators demonstrated with new details that the self-righteous Comey was insubordinate and duplicitous, and even used private e-mail for government business while he investigated Clinton over her private, unsecured server. Talk about arrogance.

The report ends forever the illusion that Comey was a noble public servant. He served only himself and is now so toxic to both parties that its unlikely he will ever get another government job. Hallelujah.

But the FBI didnt stink only from the head. The report paints an agency run amok, with numerous examples of serious misconduct by leaders, agents and lawyers.

We learned of more outrageous texts from Peter Strzok, the top agent who worked on both the Clinton and Russia investigations. In one, Strzok promised his lover, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, that Well stop Donald Trump from becoming president.

Horowitz found another unidentified FBI employee who, in a message to a colleague, echoed Clintons deplorables slur by calling Trump supporters all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing.

Yet another one sent heads up e-mails to Clinton campaign boss John Podesta and lobbied to get his kid a job on the campaign. The report also found numerous agents having improper media contacts, with some accepting gifts.

The mystery of leaks is a mystery no more. The FBI was a giant faucet.

Except to Christopher Wray, who acted as if the disturbing findings were just another day at the office. While saying the report shows weve...

03:41

Video: Iranians celebrate World Cup victory by chanting Reza Shah "IndyWatch Feed War"

# # ##__#__#__#___ #RezaPahlavi#IranRegimeChange#RezaShahTheGreat pic.twitter.com/DSeXMAzKrE (@Arrtmis59) June 15, 2018 As I explain in my forthcoming book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (click here to preorder), Reza Shah, who was Shah of Iran from 1925 to 1941, []

03:38

Saudi Aggressive Attacks against Hodeida "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"The Hodeida assault is an American-British operation," said Abdul-Salam, Houthi spokesperson.

03:36

From Donbas to Syria: exposing mercenaries of Wagner PMCs 6th assault detachment "IndyWatch Feed War"

In late May, Ukrainian Cyber Alliance exclusively provided InformNapalm volunteer intelligence community with documents, e-mail dumps and personal photos hacked from...

The post From Donbas to Syria: exposing mercenaries of Wagner PMCs 6th assault detachment appeared first on InformNapalm.org (English).

03:35

Twitter loses case against right-winger suing for banning his account "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Thursday, a California superior court judge ruled in favor of "white advocate" Jared Taylor of American Renaissance, who is suing Twitter for banning his account over his political views. From Bloomberg, "Twitter to Face Claims by 'White Advocate' Over Banned Accounts":

03:33

Russia hosting the World Cup has political dimensions all to her benefit "IndyWatch Feed World"

The act of playing and watching football should always remain apolitical, but it's impossible not to notice the political dimensions of hosting the World Cup, all of which decisively play to Russia's favor. It was a very prudent move for President Putin to work his hardest over the years in getting FIFA to ultimately grant Russia the global honor of hosting the 2018 World Cup. This renowned privilege will assuredly be to Moscow's political advantage despite the act of playing and watching football being a decidedly apolitical pastime. Here are the three benefits that Russia stands to reap through its hosting of this event, beginning with those that are most relevant from a grassroots level and then proceeding to the ones that are within the realm of International Relations:

03:30

Previously deported illegal alien & child rapist re-arrested in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From US Customs & Border Protection (DEL RIO, Texas): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, previously convicted of rape and indecent exposure to a minor, who attempted to re-enter the country after Continue reading

03:29

Beating Authoritarianism Isnt as Simple as You Think. Its Even Simpler "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Three Lessons of History Weve Forgotten

Kids in camps. Congressmen who cant get access to them. A President denying its happening. Whats happening to us? Weve forgotten three key lessons of history.

Beating authoritarianism isnt as simple as you think. Its even simpler. Yes, really. Not easy, mind you, convenient, comfortable, a walk in the park. But simple, as in undo the cause, undo the effect. Theres no need to overthink itto endlessly look for nuance, as if there are a million beautiful and subtle shades of grey among dictatorships. That is a way to prove how smart we arebut it does less than nothing to beat the bad guys. In fact, overthinking it, we end up paralyzed and powerless, which is where we are now, a point Ill return to. Lets start here.

Authoritarianism arises in broken societies. Just how broken is America? The average American doesnt have $500 in emergency savings, his life expectancys fallng, hell never retire, he lives with a mountain of debt, and his incomes shrinking. Inequality is higher than ancient Rome, trust has collapsed, social bonds have imploded along with towns, villages, and cities, some of which dont have basic utilities like water, the polity is badly dysfunctional, and so on. America is a portrait of the rich worlds first failed state.

Now. We have never once seen authoritarianism arise in a working societyone where people are prosperous. Ill get to why. First, go ahead and think about. Weimar Germany? Of course notit was badly broken, thus Hitler. Post-Soviet Russia? Nopelife was plummeting downwards, hence Putinism. China? Nopethere were mass famines, hence Maoism. Authoritarianism arises in broken societiesthere is absolutely no need to overthink it, which is a kind of denial, but to only to see: is the society we live in broken?

Heres a simple test to use. Are real incomes falling? If so, we are more than likely to going to see authoritarian current rise, and maybe rise all the way to the top. Just like we do in America.

People turn to authoritarians for a sense of safety and strength when they feel weak and defeated. Why is it that every single American punditfrom Ezra Klein to Nate Silver to Morning Joe to David Brookswas 100% wrong, over and over again, about Trumpism? Because they never saw how broken their society wasand so they couldnt understand the obvious implication. When people are living right at the edge, without savings, income, denuded of meaning and purpose, without a sense of optimism and faith in the future, they feel insecure, weak, powerless. And they will, much more quickly than anyone expets, turn to the figure who gives them a sense of safety, strength, and protection again. That is how broken societies end up taken over by authoritarians....

03:29

"I'm with her"? DOJ IG report reveals Comey used personal email to conduct official FBI business "IndyWatch Feed World"

But HIS emails! There's a section of the Department of Justice Inspector General report which says that several FBI officials, including James Comey, used a personal email accounts to do government business. The Washington Post reports that Michael Horowitz found five instances where Comey used a personal account to draft or forward emails on official matters. This development comes amid other portions of the report which state that even though he wasn't affected by "political bias," he broke with standard protocol when he oversaw the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Someone might have some 'splaining to do.

03:28

UK: Police took part in Ramadan fast to show unity and gain better understanding of Muslims "IndyWatch Feed War"

When will they take part in the Great Fast of Lent, or the Yom Kippur fast? When will they take part in Hindu religious observances? The reason why British police do things like this is because of jihad terrorism. If there were no jihad terrorism, there would be no police outreach to Muslim communities. The []

03:27

Turkish Army Says Qandil Strike Killed 35 PKK Members "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara (MEE)  President Erdogan recently warned of a potential ground offensive against the PKK in Iraq.
pkk in iraq qandil strikeThe northern Iraq region of Qandil is home to a number of PKK bases
Image: MEE

Turkish warplanes reportedly killed 35 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraqs Qandil mountain region on Friday, the Turkish military said.

Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said on Saturday that Turkish warplanes had struck a meeting of the outlawed PKK in Qandil, where he believed high-profile militants had been hit.

Related: Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation

The Turkish military in its statement on Sunday, released via Twitter, did not specify whether the air strikes it referred to were the ones Erdogan had talked about on Saturday.

The Turkish military has ramped up airstrikes in northern Iraq, targeting PKK bases in Qandil, close to the Iraq-Iran border, where Ankara suspects high-ranking members of the militant group are located.

The PKK, which has fought a decades-old insurgency against the state in southeastern Turkey, is designated a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and European Union.

Ankara has also recently stepped up its warnings of a potential ground offensive into the Qandil region, with Erdogan vowing to drain the terror swamp in Qandil.

Northern Iraqs Qandil mountains are close to the border between Iran and Iraq.

Related: Turkey Election: Erdogan Pledges to Lift State of Emergency After Presumed Victory

Turkey has also been in talks with Iraq about the potential offensive, but Erdogan said on Saturday that Ankara will wait until a new government is formed in Baghdad following Mays election before continuing talks.

An offensive aga...

03:25

Rinus Verhagen -- Creating a Golden Age of Prosperity and World Peace "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thanks StarGazon for your positive feedback about the GCR/RV!

I hope there will be a conference at the moment we can start.


There we can share knowledge and projects with each other.


This way we can work most efficiently with the best possible solutions.


I have done a lot of work to give the right direction.


So far I have a plan for 935,000 jobs in Europe, but this is going to be a lot but thanks to the site
http://FreeLife.world where people can submit projects.

On this SITE, people can download a calculation tool to map their project calculation.

This SITE will come in several languages, with multiple e-mail addresses each country having their own entrance.

I love structure to make logical plans on a realistic basis.

Thanks to my experience with my own companies and the drive to achieve the best I have been asked as a creator for Europe.

I hope that the global team will support this cooperation.

That way everyone does not have to reinvent the wheel, and we learn a lot from each other.

The contact I have already made with a company could lead to the development of my invention.

Their senior designer was impressed by my story and the suggested effects of my Ultrasonic Hydrobooster.

I received a payment of 2 times 385 euros for health care. This money wants to cash with through DOJ, is only a problem I do not have.

In this way we are systematically destroying the remaining corrupt politics and globalists....

03:25

(Video) The Dark Secrets of the Wizard of Oz -- Documentary "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Dec 7, 2017

Why are the elite obsessed with Red Shoes? And what Role do the red shoes play in this bizarre subculture? What is with the rainbow symbolism in Eyes Wide Shut? You'll never look at Wizard of Oz the same again.

Urban legends aside, the movie "The Wizard of Oz" has a dark side that few are are of, a land of govt. mind-control, occult philosophy and more. HELP ME KEEP MORE DOCS COMING!

03:25

DoJ Lets Cops Know SESTA/FOSTA Is For Shutting Down Websites, Not Busting Sex Traffickers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DOJ Lets Cops Know SESTA/FOSTA Is For Shutting Down Websites, Not Busting Sex Traffickers

[SESTA/FOSTA] is in force and all it's doing is hurting efforts to track down sex traffickers and harming sex workers whose protections were already minimal. Sex traffickers, however, don't appear to be bothered by the new law. But that's because the law wasn't written to target sex traffickers, as a top DOJ official made clear at a law enforcement conference on child exploitation. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan's comments make it clear SESTA/FOSTA won't be used to dismantle criminal organizations and rescue victims of sex traffickers. It's there to give the government easy wins over websites while sex traffickers continue unmolested.

In April, Backpage.com the internet's leading forum to advertise child prostitution was seized and shut down, thanks to the collective action by CEOS and our federal and state partners. The Backpage website was a criminal haven where sex traffickers marketed their young victims. The Backpage takedown and the contemporaneous arrests of individuals allegedly responsible for administering the site struck a monumental blow against child sex traffickers.

But other sites inevitably will seek to fill the void left by Backpage, and we must be vigilant in bringing those criminals to justice as well. With the recent passage of the SESTA-FOSTA legislation, state and local prosecutors are now positioned to more effectively prosecute criminals that host online sex trafficking markets that victimize our children.

"Criminals" that "host sex trafficking markets." That's the target. That's any website that might be used by actual sex traffickers to engage in actual sex trafficking. There's no dedicated web service for sex trafficking -- at least not out in the open where Section 230 immunity used to matter. This is all about taking down websites for hosting any content perceived as sex trafficking-related. It wasn't enough to hang Backpage and its execs. The government will be scanning sites for this content and then targeting the website for content posted by third parties it seems mostly uninterested in pursuing.

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03:23

Family "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It's Father's Day and I have four girls, who have given me (and are still giving me) wonderful grandchildren. Eight grandkids on the runway and one in the hangar. Will they manage an even 10? It remains to be seen.




03:20

Media watch Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

18 June 2018 Media Watch is a focus on New Zealand media, blogs and social media. You can post any items of interested related to media. A primary aim here is to hold media to account in the political arena. A credible and questioning media is an essential part of a healthy democracy. A general []

03:20

IG Report: McCabe Used Strzoks Mistress To Get Around Chain Of Command And Monitor The Case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hence one of the reasons he was recommended for firing. Via Daily Caller: Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tasked the mistress of lead agent Peter Strzok to stay appraised of the probe into Hillary Clintons private server a decision that other bureau officials took issue with at the time, according to the Department of []

03:18

End barriers on adolescents access to contraceptives "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Medical experts have urged relevant government agencies to review existing regulations which bar adolescents from accessing contraceptives except with parental consent. According to Dr. Salami Habeeb, a physician with specialty in obstetrics and gynaecology, removing this barrier had become necessary in view of the high number of such adolescents, majorly singles, who end up with []

The post End barriers on adolescents access to contraceptives appeared first on Newtelegraph.

03:17

Child abuse: Mother wants son she birthed to see 'him' as a man - father now a 'woman' too "IndyWatch Feed World"

Just in time for Father's Day, CNN brings you the story of a biological female who refers to herself as a transgender man who, after taking testosterone to "transition," conceived a child with a man who was "transitioning" into a transgender woman but stopped taking hormones long enough that they could conceive a son. CNN titled the piece, "He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man." The "he" in question is Sabastion Sparks, 24, "a transgender man who lives with his wife Angel in suburban Atlanta." CNN writes, "Like many new dads, Sabastion Sparks knew parenting would come with serious challenges. But most new dads didn't give birth to their child. They didn't breastfeed them." That's certainly true. CNN writes that Sparks "wants Jaxen, their 20-month-old son, to have as normal a childhood as possible," suggesting that a more "comfortable" Sparks can now better provide that normal childhood. "I'm going to be a better father being comfortable in myself and him seeing that confidence in me," said Sparks.

03:15

Judges work around student loan bankruptcy laws in favor of borrowers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Earlier this week, we linked to a CNBC story that described how the Department of Education is seeking input on whether it was too hard for borrowers to discharge student loans in bankruptcy. We pointed out that if the DoE went forward, it would be a twofer for the Republicans: they'd probably win votes from at least some borrowers who benefitted, and the recognition of losses on Federally guaranteed loans would lead to call to make the program more stringent, perhaps including penalties on higher educational institutions who mislead borrowers about loan risks and their earnings potential. Since employees of higher educational institutions skew Democratic, effectively cutting their funding would not hurt and probably would help Team R. It turns out some bankruptcy judges have already concluded that the bankruptcy requirements for student loans have been excessive, and they've been allowing some borrowers to reduce or discharge their debts, something that was heretofore virtually impossible. Mind you, this is not happening very often, in part because bankruptcy judges historically have been so unreceptive to plaintiffs weighed down by student debts seeking relief that lawyers would refuse to take these cases. As a result, last year, only 473 borrowers made the attempt.

03:15

LIST of the Many Criminal Acts of Dirty-Cop Peter Strzok: Obamas Top FBI Investigator and Muellers Former Lead Investigator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Peter Strzok will go down in history as the most corrupt and criminal dirty cop in US history.  The Strzok name will be synonymous with sleazy, self-absorbed, grandiose, sinister, corrupt and criminal bad cops.   Hes become the most disgusting individual in the Deep State and shockingly he still has a job at the corrupt FBI.

The US Justice Department is a mess and perhaps no one, besides Barack Obama, has been involved in more corruption in our countrys history than Peter Strzok. 

Strzok worked in the FBI as an inspector and rocketed to the top of the department in a relatively short period of time.  Some reports believe that Strzoks familys ties with Obama and his familys history overseas and with uranium may be the reason for Stzoks meteoric rise at the FBI.

Reports are that Strzok first hit the spotlight in August and September of 2015 when he requested all Hillary Clinton email copies under control of the DOE, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NSA, and National counterterrorism center, Director of National Intelligence, DOJ, NSA, and US Treasury.

Strzoks apparently had an affair in 2015 and 2016 with his mistress, top FBI Attorney Lisa Page.  Text messages between the two were very damning and show a culture of corruption and criminality.  They were first reportedly uncovered by the DOJ IG who communicated his findings to Special Counsel Mueller who was the Head of the corrupt Trump Russia scam at the time.  Somehow Mueller felt the need to have the most corrupt, conflicted and criminal individuals he could find when creating his team and Strzok and Page were in that list.

What we now know from the Strzok and Page texts are that the FBI implanted numerous spies in the Trump campaign as early as 2015.   We also know that former President Obama was in on the entire corrupt scandal based...

03:15

Fasting versus Carb Restriction: Which Works Better for What Scenarios "IndyWatch Feed World"

Both fasting and carb-restriction appear to operate along similar physiological pathways. Both lower carbs. Both increase fat-adaptation. Both have the potential to get you into ketosis. Both lower insulin and blood sugar. But is one better than the other? Are there certain scenarios in which an intermittent fasting protocol works better than a low-carb diet, and vice versa? Let's find out if the distinction matters. And what scenarios are most impacted by any difference.

03:15

Torrents Turn Rambo-Prequel Novel into a Success "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this day and age, aspiring artists have access to a wide variety of tools they can use to create a decent product.

Creating something is easy, but the real challenge is to escape obscurity and get noticed by the public.

Traditionally, this task has been fulfilled by major publishers and other media distributors, but there are also alternative routes.

The stories of YouTube sensations who turned into their own media empires come to mind. But in darker corners of the web, which are mostly associated with piracy, there are success stories too.

This week we spoke to Italian author Wallace Lee, whose unofficial Rambo-prequel Rambo Year One received great reviews after relying on torrents as a main distribution channel.

Lees story starts several years ago, when he began publishing short Rambo stories on a personal blog hosted by WordPress. It was fan-fiction in its purest form, but the author soon realized that not everyone was happy with his work.

Two years before free-sharing my first novel, I had a blog where I used to post my Rambo prequel short tales for free. And yet, a few months later, my site was shut down because the laws in the US allow copyright owners to stop fanfiction too, and even if its just for free.

It turned out that a rightsholder objected to his use of the Rambo character. While Lee doesnt recall the sender of the notice, it meant that he could no longer publish his work as he pleased.

Caught in a copyright stranglehold, the author felt limited in his creative expression. Ironically, he saw torrents as his way out. If he published his works on The Pirate Bay, copyright holders couldnt touch him, he thought.

It was a defiant thought, which may have worked, but luckily for him, it didnt get that far. Instead of becoming a pirate writer, Lee received permission from David Morrell, author of the novel First Blood on which the Rambo empire was built.

Frankly, I feel very lucky things ended up this way because I did not want to be at war with the same guys who owned Rambo in the first place, Lee tells TorrentFreak.

With permission to freely share his book, the unofficial Rambo-prequel was finally released. While Lee no longer had to turn to piracy, he was still committed to using torrent sites to get exposure and escape obscurity.

That worked to a certain degree. The book was picked up here and there, but without a major publisher, it was hard to be taken seriously by literary critics.

T...

03:15

General chat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat? Do it here. Please no personal attacks or bickering. Anything abusive, provocative or inflammatory may be deleted.

03:13

France spends $40,000,000 on new fences around the Eiffel Tower "IndyWatch Feed War"

Everyone knows these defenses are meant to safeguard the Eiffel Tower against Islamic jihadis, but of course no one would dare say such a thing. That would be Islamophobic. And so France is a country under siege, a country at war, against an enemy it dares not identify, while regularly importing massive numbers of people []

03:10

Inside the California shelter for child illegals separated from parents "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Department of Health and Human Services hosted Breitbart News and other media on a tour of a facility in El Cajon, California, on Friday where migrant children are being sheltered after being separated from their parents. The children are separated from their parents - or, to be precise, from the adults accompanying them, who may or may not be their parents - when their parents cross the southern U.S. border illegally and are caught and detained. Previously, under the "catch-and-release" policy, the adults would be released. Under the "zero tolerance" policy of the Trump administration, the adults are being detained and prosecuted. Children cannot be incarcerated with them. However, families that arrive together at legal ports of entry and apply for asylum status are generally not split up and are permitted to stay in the U.S. pending the adjudication of their applications (which can take several years). Democrats and the mainstream media have accused the administration of separating the children of "immigrants" from their parents and imprisoning them in "cages." On Thursday, CNN analyst and Playboy reporter Brian Karem shouted at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "These people have nothing. They come to the border with nothing and you throw children in cages." None of the reporters in the briefing room corrected him.

03:10

Open Forum Monday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

18 June 2018 This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isnt spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is for you to raise topics that interest you.  If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers []

03:09

US Senate Primary (Run Off) Candidate Shermans Hope Village Gets Approx. 11% Of US Foster Care Funding For Mississippi; They House Less Than 1% Of Mississippi Foster Kids In Institutional Looking Buildings From ca 1962 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California native and US Senate Democratic primary run off candidate in Mississippi, Howard Sherman, and his actress wife Sela Ward are supposed to be rich and successful, and sold their California home for between $28 and $40 million dollars [1].

So, why is their non-profit, Hope Village, getting around $2 million per year from the State of Mississippi-US Government to house around 44 kids per day? [2] This is 11% of the amount of Title IV-E Foster Care money allocated to Mississippi from the US Federal government for foster care [3]. Assuming a 50/50 match of Federal and State money, Hope Village is getting around 5.5% of the Title IV-E money for foster children in Mississippi, but they are housing less than 1% of the children who are in foster care statewide [4]. They are apparently housing them in these depressing 56 year old dorm or barracks-like buildings, which were built ca 1962 as a Masonic Childrens home. What are those green boxes? The bathroom-toilets? They appear to have vents on top.
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03:05

NASA says Mars rover Opportunity is 'sleeping' though massive dust storm "IndyWatch Feed World"

The craft may be able to hibernate through a dust storm that could last months The veteran Opportunity rover isn't dead yet. Currently, the craft is in a deep sleep to ride out a massive Martian dust storm, NASA officials said in a briefing on June 13. The rover may wake itself up when the storm ends. Opportunity is enveloped in a vast dust storm that grew from a small patch spotted on May 30 to cover a quarter of the planet by June 12 (SN Online: 6/11/18). Too little sunlight is reaching the rover's solar panels, so Opportunity is in low-power mode - just barely enough to run the rover's internal clock - until its batteries can charge again. The team hasn't heard from Opportunity since June 10, and no transmissions are expected until the storm clears.

03:05

Saudi-led Aggression on Results Only in Failure, Hudaydah will be a swamp for invaders "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Saudi-led Aggression on Hodeidah Results Only in Failure June 17, 2018 The Saudi and Emirati aggression on Yemeni port of Hodeidah is resulting only in failure, with Yemeni Army and Popular Committees retaking initiative in the biggest battle since the war on Yemen started in March 2015. Official in Ansarullah revolutionary group, Mohammad Al-Bakhiti, []

03:05

China's all-seeing credit score system rewards good behavior, punishes bad "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the UK, credit scores are mostly used to determine whether people can get a credit card or loan. But in China, the government is developing a much broader "social credit" system partly based on people's routine behaviours with the ultimate goal of determining the "trustworthiness" of the country's 1.4 billion citizens. It might sound like a futuristic dystopian nightmare but the system is already a reality. Social credit is preventing people from buying airline and train tickets, stopping social gatherings from happening, and blocking people from going on certain dating websites. Meanwhile, those viewed kindly are rewarded with discounted energy bills and similar perks. China's social credit system was launched in 2014 and is supposed to be nationwide by 2020. As well as tracking and rating individuals, it also encompasses businesses and government officials. When it is complete, every Chinese citizen will have a searchable file of amalgamated data from public and private sources tracking their social credit. Currently, the system is still under development and authorities are trying to centralise local databases.

03:02

Louis Moncivias Live from Child Concentration Camp, Tent City, Tornillo, Texas "IndyWatch Feed War"

. ================== . Louis Moncivias was live. Comment on Facebook: "All it is missing is the gas chambers." More at Censored News: Video Exposes Border Patrol Running Over Tohono O'odham in Topawa Today Apache Stronghold: Prayer for the Water, Gold King Mine Spill Apache Stronghold Spiritual Journey -- The Myth of Santa Fe Annual Wool and Mohair Buy on Navajo

03:01

Lake Tschida, Part 2. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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C. Ford, all rights reserved.

03:00

Humour in the Morning "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This seems very apposite in todays PC world.

03:00

Mi no save gut long dispela go pinis "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pardon-coverANNE-MARIE SMITH

From Pardon My French by Anne-Marie Smith, Ginninderra Press, 232 pages, $32.50. You can order your copy here

HENLEY BEACH - Leaving Papua New Guinea after ten happy years there was the toughest yet the gentlest of experiences.

Weve come to see you out. Its for good luck, our Melanesian neighbours stood at the door.

Its our custom, they said, we like to safeguard our friends as they leave their house.

Their presence also took the fuss out of locking up and dulled the ache of glancing at the house for one last time.

Arriving at the airport, I sensed a sweet smell. The scent got stronger, reminding me of the frangipani tree I had left in bloom in the front garden of our house.

We made these leis for you to wear. a group of waiting friends called out. Look, there is one for each of you. Try them for size.

Someone said size 0 and giggling resounded throughout the group, a Papua New Guinea English in-joke, no doubt.

After I hugged a couple more friends whod come to see us off, I noticed my flowers were wet with tears. 

Ten years of seeing people come and go and it was my turn to be going finish. I was leaving for good. The circle around my family and me was getting larger yet more blurry.  Melanesian people were familiar to farewelling expatriates, a regular post-colonial mission.

On behalf of your Ni-Vanuatu, Kanaky and Papua New Guinean friends and colleagues, we want to say we indeed had good times together and yumi olgeta [all of us] wish you and your family well.

By that time, letting go was becoming a real dilemma. Embracing one another felt good, but in the end, Id have to let everyone of those hands slip out of mine. The lei around my neck was getting bruised, wetter and the inebriating smell made me reel with emotion.

I cant find it, I was fumbling through my bilum, muttering to myself. I wonder what I did with it, I said, rummaging through the bag. It isnt there!

Unable to find my camera when I wanted to keep a record of this significant moment made me even more emotional. 

Do w...

Retrotechtacular: Car Navigation Like Its 1971 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Anyone old enough to have driven before the GPS era probably wonders, as we do, how anyone ever found anything. Navigation back then meant outdated paper maps, long detours because of missed turns, and the far too frequent stops at dingy gas stations for the humiliation of asking for directions. It took forever sometimes, and though we got where we were going, it always seemed like there had to be a better way.

Indeed there was, but instead of waiting for the future and a constellation of satellites to guide the way, some clever folks in the early 1970s had a go at dead reckoning systems for car navigation. The video below shows one, called Cassette Navigation, in action. It consisted of a controller mounted under the dash and a modified cassette player. Special tapes, with spoken turn-by-turn instructions recorded for a specific route, were used. Each step was separated from the next by a tone, the length of which encoded the distance the car would cover before the next step needed to be played. The controller was hooked to the speedometer cable, and when the distance traveled corresponded to the tone length, the next instruction was played. Theres a long list of problems with this method, not least of which is no choice in road tunes while using it, but given the limitations at the time, it was pretty ingenious.

Dead reckoning is better than nothing, but its a far cry from GPS navigation. If youre still baffled by how that cloud of satellites points you to the nearest Waffle House at 3:00 AM, check out our GPS primer for the details.

Thanks for the tip, [Chaffel]

[via Jalopnik]

02:58

South Africa suspected rhino poaching kingpin arrested "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Saving the Wild

#BREAKINGNEWS!!! Alleged #rhino #poaching #kingpin Mr Big arrested in Hawks Raid read full press release on savingthewild.com.

Saving the Wild, committed to pursuing high level targets profiteering from #wildlife #trafficking, had been gathering intelligence on Mr Bigs alleged #syndicate for several months.

But intelligence is inconsequential if there is no follow through, says JP Roux, Head of Investigations for Saving the Wild, We are grateful that the Hawks #Endangered #Species Unit, led by Colonel Johan Jooste, are committed to disrupting the supply chain, because that really is the game changer in this decade long bloody war. We are cheering them on as they continue to go from strength to strength.

Regarded as one of the three major rhino poaching kingpins in South Africa, Mabuza started out as a common poacher and is now a force to be reckoned with. The alleged syndicate boss owns numerous properties and businesses in the province of Mpumalanga.

According to Saving the Wild sources, Mr Big used to send his rhino poaching gangs predominantly to the #Kruger National Park, but since 2017 he has been expanding operations into #Zululand, especially the flagship #Hluhluwe #Imfolozi Game Reserve.

It is believed that he rents out vehicles and rifles to prospective poachers wishing to hunt rhino. He sends his own teams with those poachers to ensure his investment. The poachers then sell the horns to Mr Big when they return the vehicles and fire

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02:57

FIRE-EARTH Alert: TJFD 061702 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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02:57

'It pierced the clouds': Fireball spotted blazing over Europe during music festival "IndyWatch Feed World"

Music fans were given an unexpected surprise when a fiery meteorite gatecrashed a set by the Foo Fighters during a Dutch music festival. The American rockers were performing at Landgraaf's Pinkpop festival when a fireball streaked across the sky. The celestial ball of light is thought to have been the same phenomenon observed in dozens of reports to the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The Belgian agency, which documents comet and meteor shower sightings, reported 90 eyewitness cases involving the fireball across Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and France late on June 16.

02:53

3 Shia Bahraini clerics sentenced to death, 8 others to life imprisonment "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV June 17, 2018 Bahraini regime officials have handed down death sentences to three Shia clergymen and condemned eight others to life imprisonment as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its repressive measures and heavy-handed crackdown on members of the religious community. Bahrains dissolved main opposition group, the al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, []

02:48

A Mile in Their Shoes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The U.S. continues to seek security through dominance and military might. It's a futile effort. The Helmand to Kabul peace walkers display a better means of securing peace: the path of fellowship with our neighbors on this planet, of living simply so that others might simply live, and of willingness to share, even partially, in the human hardship and precarity others face.

02:42

Nuclear Power Wont Survive Without A Government Handout "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Maggie Koerth-Baker | FiveThirtyEight | June 14, 2018 Once upon a time, if you were an American who didnt like nuclear energy, you had to stage sit-ins and marches and chain yourself to various inanimate objects in hopes of closing the nations nuclear power plants. Today all you have to do is sit []

02:38

These Chips Are Toxic To Humans, And Have Officially Been Linked to Hormone Disruption and Kidney Failure "IndyWatch Feed World"

We all love chips be it on a daily basis or on rare occasions. When it comes to which ones we should be eating we tend to go with the ones that look and are somewhat marketed as more healthy, right?

Frito-Lay markets SunChips as a better snack for us all, one that is rich in whole grains, right? While they claim the low amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats will benefit our heart health they dont mention how damning these chips truly are. With every good thing we find in this day and age there is always something we are not being told.

I actually recently came across a post by GMOFreeUSA that showed the results they were able to obtain by testing these chips and their findings were nowhere near what I had expected. When they sent a sample of these SunChips into a certified lab to test them for the presence of GMO material and Glyphosate the tests came back positive for both.

They wrote as follows in regards to the results and presence of GMOs:

The quantitative PCR test verified, by DNA analysis, that 100% of the corn in the SunChips was GMO, containing DNA sequences known to be present in insecticide-producing Bt and Roundup Ready corn. The corn in SunChips produces insecticides from inside every cell of the plant that cant be washed off and is regulated by the EPA. The FDA, EPA, and USDA allowed the insecticidal GMO corn discovered in SunChips to be commercialized without ever conducting human safety tests.

An in-vitro study found that the insecticides in this corn may be toxic to human cells. Feeding studies conducted on mammals found adverse effects including immune system disturbances, blood biochemistry disturbances, male reproductive organ damage, disturbances in the functioning of the digestive system and signs of organ toxicity. Industry claims that these insecticidal proteins are broken down in the digestive tract, yet a study found the proteins circulating in the blood of pregnant and non-pregnant women and the blood supply to fetuses. For more details about the potential impact of Bt and glyphosate on human health, read our full Kelloggs Froot Loops Report.

As if that wasnt enough, the presence of glyphosate is more than a good reason to avoid these chips altogether. There is a mounting body of evidence that continues to grow in regards to the damning effects glyphosate can and does have on our bodies.

While I know this might seem a bit over the top it is still something we all need to be aware of. In this day and age, everything marketed to...

02:37

Senate Report Admits Clinton Gifted Children To Human Traffickers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clintons State Department gifted an unknown number of children to human traffickers after refusing to run the most basic checks on these so-called caregivers, according to a bombshell Senate report released late on Thursday and [...]

The post Senate Report Admits Clinton Gifted Children To Human Traffickers appeared first on Your News Wire.

02:35

Kenya two charged with possession of KSh 3.7Million worth of tusks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Standard (Kenya

Two men charged with trafficking tusks worth 3.7 million in Mombasa By Joackim Bwana | Published Sat, June 16th 2018

Abdikheir Gababa Ibrahim (left) and Abdullahi Yusuf Adan at the Mombasa Court in Mombasa County on Monday 11th June 2018, where they are facing two charges of smuggling elephant tusks weighing 37kgs with a street value of Ksh 3.7M.

The case will be mentioned on Thursday 14th June 2018, where the court will rule if it will release them pending being charged. Photo/Kelvin Karani Two men were on Thursday charged in Mombasa Law Courts with trafficking elephant tusks worth Sh3.7 million. Abdikheir Gababa Ibrahim and Abdullahi Yusuf Adan denied, before Chief Magistrate Julius Nangea, being in possession of the 37kg elephant tusks on June 9. They pleaded for a lenient bond. ALSO READ: Woman Representative charged with assault Ibrahim faces another charge in the Narok Magistrates court, where he is accused, with Victor Abduba Kidweye, of being in possession of wildlife trophies worth Sh4.5 million.  It is alleged that on October 27, 2016, at Olganyonct area within Narok, he was in possession of elephant tusks weighing 4.5kg. The two who hail from Narok County were detained for four days by the chief magistrate, allowing police to conclude their investigation before charging them. On Thurs...

02:34

Immigrant Protections Eroded as Trump Took Office "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Trump administrations move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress.

Its also a situation that has been brewing since the week President Donald Trump took office, when he issued his first order signaling a tougher approach to asylum-seekers. Since then, the administration has been steadily eroding protections for immigrant children and families.

Theyre willing to risk harm to a child being traumatized, separated from a parent and sitting in federal detention by themselves, in order to reach a larger policy goal of deterrence, said Jennifer Podkul, director of policy at Kids in Need of Defense, which represents children in immigration court.

To those who work with immigrants, the parents plight was heralded by a series of measures making it harder for kids arriving on the border to get released from government custody and to seek legal status here.

The administration says the changes are necessary to deter immigrants from coming here illegally. But a backlash is mounting, fueled by reports of children being taken from mothers and distraught toddlers and elementary school age children asking, through tears, when they can see their parents.

About 2,000 children had been separated from their families over a six-week period ending in May, administration officials said Friday.

Among the parents caught up in the new rules is 29-year-old Vilma Aracely Lopez Juc de Coc, who fled her home in a remote Guatemalan village after her husband was beaten to death in February, according to advocates. When she reached the Texas border with her 11-year-old son in May, he was taken from her by border agents, she said.

Her eyes swollen, she cried when she asked a paralegal what she most wanted to know: When could she see her son again?

She did not know what was going on, said paralegal Georgina Guzman, recalling their conversation at a federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas.

Similar scenarios play out on a daily basis in federal courtrooms in Texas and Arizona, where dozens of immigrant parents appear on charges of entering the country illegally after traveling up from Central America. More than the legal outcome of their cases, their advocates say, theyre worried about their children.

Since Trumps inauguration, the administration has issued at least half a dozen orders and changes affecting immigrant children, many of them obscure revisions. The cumulative effect is a dramatic alteration of immigration policy and practice.

The measures require a senior government official to sign off on the release of children from secure shelters and allow immigration enforcement agents access to information about sponsors who sign up to take the children out of govern...

02:32

Deal of the century? No peace in sight as Israel carries on lying, stealing and killing with US approval "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are mounting signals that Donald Trump's much-delayed Middle East peace plan - billed as the "deal of the century" - is about to be unveiled. Even though Trump's officials have given away nothing publicly, the plan's contours are already evident, according to analysts. They note that Israel has already started implementing the deal - entrenching "apartheid" rule over Palestinians - while Washington has spent the past six months dragging its heels on publishing the document. "Netanyahu has simply got on with deepening his hold on the West Bank and East Jerusalem - and he knows the Americans aren't going to stand in his way," said Michel Warschawski, an Israeli analyst and head of the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem. "He will be given free rein to do what he likes, whether they publish the plan or, in the end, it never sees the light of day," he told Middle East Eye. Eran Etzion, a former Israeli foreign ministry official, agreed: "Israel has a much freer hand than it did in the past. It feels confident enough to continue its existing policies, knowing Trump won't stand in the way."

02:32

GOP will hit FBI, DOJ with 'full arsenal of constitutional weapons' if they don't comply with subpoena, Gowdy warns "IndyWatch Feed World"

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News Sunday that House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, and made it clear that "there's going to be action on the floor of the House this week if FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request." The House Judiciary Committee has requested more than a million documents from the FBI and DOJ relating to the Hillary Clinton email probe, the firing of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe, and reported surveillance of a Trump aide during the 2016 presidential election. But Republicans have accused the DOJ and FBI of stonewalling and intentionally impeding their investigation, despite the agencies' claims that fulfilling the request requires a careful review of the sensitive documents.

02:27

Not Global Warming: Extreme weather in the US rapidly increasing in frequency and severity "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The last year has brought record-breaking natural disasters of all shapes and sizes to the U.S., from massive hurricanes in the Gulf to wildfires and flash-flooding in the Pacific. Though isolated in time and space, it would be an oversight to consider these events entirely unrelated. For years, climate scientists have been predicting more extreme weather as carbon emissions increase and global temperatures rise. And what we're seeing is exactly that, producing wreckage well beyond your every-few-years event. Let's have a look at the last 12 months. Comment: The climate is growing stranger and more extreme by the day, but it's not global warming and it's not caused by CO2: Cosmic Climate Change is Underway

02:26

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children - why has the possible link between vaccination and pediatric cancer not been investigated? "IndyWatch Feed World"

According to the American Cancer Society, after accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children between the ages of one and four. Although pediatrics cancers account for less than one percent of all cancers diagnosed each year, the number of children diagnosed with cancer has been rising steadily over the last few decades.1 The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimated that 10,270 new cases of pediatric cancers would be diagnosed in 2017 in children from birth to the age of 14. Approximately 1,190 of these children were expected to die as a result of cancer.2

02:26

Leaked Photo Of Barack Obama Dressed As Satan Goes Viral "IndyWatch Feed World"

A disturbing image of former president Barack Obama dressed as Satan while attending an Illuminati party organized by international elites has gone viral on the internet. The photo, which provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the [...]

The post Leaked Photo Of Barack Obama Dressed As Satan Goes Viral appeared first on Your News Wire.

02:24

Dance Of Death: Usurer and Merchant. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Click for full size. Text translation in comments. Oooh, Death makes a dashing devil!

02:24

How Much Americas Biggest Corporations Have Stolen From Their Own Workers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

How do the biggest corporations earn such massive profits? Theyd like you to think its the result of delivering a superior product or service. But one part of that story is years of wage theft from their employees. Good Jobs First, a policy resource center focused on government and corporate accountability, recently carried out a year-long investigation into wage theft by large employers, compiling information from collective action lawsuits brought by groups of ripped-off workers, as well as actions brought by the department of labor and state-specific regulatory agencies. The results, brought together in a report released this week titled Grand Theft Paycheck: the Large Corporations Shortchanging their Workers Wages, are eye-opening: 4,220 cases since the turn of the millennium with penalties totaling $9.2 billion.

02:23

See no evil: FBI fails to investigate devices of Hillary's inner circle because they didn't want to find incriminating evidence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thursday's report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz was, as Canadian pop-punk degenerates Sum 41 might have put it, "All killer, no filler." There were so many jaw-dropping moments of, "No, wait - FBI employees can't do that, can they?" that it transformed an actual government report into a veritable page-turner. Within all of that, some small moments of irony and significance were bound to get lost in the shuffle. It's perfectly easy to overlook minor gems in the report when you've got a new text message from Peter Strzok promising to "stop" Donald Trump and another FBI agent passing on information to Clinton campaign head John Podesta at the same time he was trying to get his son a job with the Clinton campaign. One of those minor gems, however, comes when you find out why the FBI didn't investigate the Blackberries and other email devices of Hillary Clinton's inner circle. I know what you're thinking. First, yes, apparently they still used Blackberries. I know they're secure and the government was among the last users of the superannuated mobile platform, but given Clinton's tendency toward antiquated technology, I'm halfway surprised her office computer wasn't a Commodore Amiga. ("Huma! Can you help me for a sec? My 2400 baud modem isn't connecting to State Department system.") Second, wait, the FBI didn't check the email devices of Clinton's inner circle? Why on earth wouldn't you do that, especially since they likely interacted with Hillary's server with great frequency - if, in fact, their email accounts weren't on it in the first place.

02:17

From G7 To Shanghai Summit, U.S. Swagger Falls Flat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The response to President Donald Trumps arrogant withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and wild threats of tariffs on U.S. allies has exposed declining U.S. influence on a global scale. This became all too obvious at the gathering in Quebec, Canada, of the G7 summit of the seven major imperialist powers United States, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. With the exception of Japan, the other six countries are also leading members of the U.S.-commanded NATO military alliance. Washington is increasingly unable to control the global agenda. U.S. corporate power finds it can no longer order the nations of the world to isolate the Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea or Iran. The U.S. has less to offer except threats of military destruction, unpayable debt and broken agreements.

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