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Monday, 20 August


The Watchers News Brief: August 18 and 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Brutal cold snap, Mt. Buller received 30 cm (11.8 inches) of snow overnight, the most in 14 years, Australia Parts of the Australian state of Victoria have woken up to snow on August 19 after shivering through a brutal cold snap. Mt. Buller received 30 cm (11.8...... Read more


What its like being poor in Australias crazy housing bubble "IndyWatch Feed National"

Most of the debate about housing is framed around the recent realisation that younger middle class people are now worried they may not be able to afford to buy their own houses, shock horror! Contrasted with this view is the story of what the poor (who have never had access to the property market) are faring.

This picture of me at a hackfest from a few years ago shows no sign of the difficulties I was (and still am) experiencing trying to make a living for myself after decades spent raising and educating a special needs child. I spent the weekend hacking for free for Random Hacks of Kindness in Sydneys swish Commonwealth Bank offices. At the time I had temporarily rented someones laundry. The room was still being used as a laundry, unfortunately, with people from the flat wandering in and out at will to do their washing while I tried to sleep, work or relax.

Random Hacks of Kindness team working on open data site for Ocius Chief Exec Robert Dane


Unless youre unlucky enough to be really struggling with housing you may not be aware of the ways the housing market is straining to deal with record demands now placed on it. You may think this picture below is some kind of joke but its just the extreme end of the overcrowding and exploitation of vulnerable renters that is is going on nation-wide.

The Newtown Neighbourhood Centre maintains a list of what it calls low cost housing, that is, properties that rent for under $250 a week or 100% of what Newstart recipients receive. One day when Im rich enough, I hope to be able to afford their low cost housing options!

For cheaper accommodations, a quick search on Gumtree shows a large number...


Julie Bishop anoints Wyatt Roy for Lib Prime Minister "IndyWatch Feed National"

From the Where Are They Now files. Julie - Wyatt will be PM. Monday, 04 July 2016 This is a rare document from the dawn of the Innovation Age, circa September 2015. Wyatt Roy's qualifications seem to arise from knocking back Bundie and Cokes at Harbourside Mansion. Here's the Courier...


Christopher Pyne just updated his Register of Interests with tickets to Hamlet "IndyWatch Feed National"

Although an undisclosed source suggested he's more your spirit on Prospero's island type. Ariel in fact! PS - I bow to our readers vastly superior knowledge of the Shakespearean oeuvre - this from CK OK! " Ariel is Prospero's eyes and ears throughout the play, using his magical abilities to...


Chinas Soft Power Shortcomings Make It Vulnerable To Uighur Infowar Attacks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

There are of course some people who are legitimately worried about whats happening in Xinjiang, but they could unwittingly be exploited as useful idiots for promoting weaponized fake news infowar schemes designed to sow distrust between China and its Muslim partners.

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Google You Cant Stop Us From Listening, 2343 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good evening, Im still reporting on: Google You Cant Stop Us From Listening, 2343 Synopsis: Google has revised its Terms of Service to admit that even if you turn off Location History on your cell phone, other aps continue to track your location down to one square foot always. According to an Associated Press story, previously, Googles website stated: With Location History turned off, the places you go are no longer stored. That was changed last Thursday to: some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps. Jonathan Mayer, a professor of computer science at Princeton and the former chief technologist for the FCCs enforcement bureau: The notion of having two distinct ways in which you control how your location data is stored is inherently confusing. I can't think off the top of my head of any major online service that architected their location privacy settings in a similar way." Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - 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: Patriot Flashlight; -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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:


Judge Jeanine -- Compares Mueller to Mafia Cleaner!, 2342 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Patriot Flashlight; Good evening, Im still reporting on: Judge Jeanine -- Compares Mueller to Mafia Cleaner!, 2342 Synopsis: Its finally all starting to come to light the Mueller probe the connections to Hillary Clinton the murder of Seth Rich the perjury of before Congressional Committees of major heads of our intelligence agencies the outrageous stonewalling by not only multiple figures in the top level of the FBI, but throughout the Department of Justice. Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - 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: Patriot Flashlight; -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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: Consider becoming a Patreon sponsor:


Malaysia PM calls for Chinas help with fiscal problems the most important thing is for us to save money. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on Chinas top leadership to help with his countrys fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his countrys scandal-plagued former regime.

The 93-year-old leader, who returned for a second stint as premier following a shock election win in May, has railed against a series of deals struck with Chinese state-owned companies by the administration of toppled leader Najib Razak.

AFP | China is the top trading partner of Malaysia, which is home to a substantial ethnic Chinese minority

His government has suspended China-backed projects worth more than $22 billion, including a major rail link, and Mahathir had pledged to raise the issue of what he views as unfair terms related to some of the deals on his five-day trip.

During a press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijings Great Hall of the People, Mahatir thanked China for agreeing to increase imports of specialty agricultural products, such as durian fruit.

But Mahatir also said he expected more from the worlds second largest economy.

I believe that China will look sympathetically towards the problems that we have to resolve and perhaps help us in resolving some of our internal fiscal problems, he said.

During his nine-year rule, Najib was accused of cutting quick deals with Beijing in return for help paying off debts linked to a massive financial scandal that ultimately helped bring down his long-ruling coalition.

Last week, Mahathir had said that he would look to cancel or modify the previous administrations agreements with China, stressing that the most important thing is for us to save money.

Mahathir is seeking to cut Malaysias national debt, which has ballooned to some $250 billion.

Despite the threat to revise China-linked contracts, Mahathir is seeking to strengthen business ties with Beijing during the trip.

He met the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, in the eastern city of Hangzhou on Saturday. Mahathir also oversaw the signing of a cooperation agreement between Chinese auto firm Geely and Malaysian carmaker Proton.

China is the top trading partner of Malaysia, which is home to a substantial ethnic Chinese minority.

Bilateral ties were warm under the old regime, and Chinese investment into the country surged as Beijing signed deals for major infrastructure and construction projects.

But critics said there was often a lack of transparency and the terms, such as interest rates on loans, were unfavourable to Malaysia, fuelling suspicions about Najibs real motives.

Najib and his cronies were accused of plunderi...



Nine killed, 3.5 million affected as Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaks havoc across central and eastern China "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

At least 9 people have been killed and 18 injured after Typhoon "Rumbia" wreaked havoc across central and eastern China over the past couple of days. About 3 512 000 people have been affected as well as 420 000 hectares (1.37 million acres) of crops. The...... Read more

Huge ELVE captured high above a thunderstorm over Russia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A 300 km (186 miles) wide ELVE was photographed hight above a thunderstorm in central Russia on August 16, 2018. This transient luminous event was recorded using a low-light video camera in the Russian town of Irbit, Sverdlovsk Oblast, by amateur astronomer Ilya...... Read more

Another powerful M7.0 earthquake hits Lombok, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Just two weeks after devastating M7.0 earthquake which killed more than 460 people, another powerful earthquake hit the same region at 14:56 UTC (22:56 local time) on August 19, 2018. BMKG is reporting it as M7.0 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting...... Read more

Very bright fireball over the Adriatic Sea, send your photos and reports "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over the Adriatic Sea at 18:56 UTC (21:56 CET) on August 18, 2018. The event lasted more than 3 seconds before the object disintegrated near San Marino in northeastern Italy. The International Meteor...... Read more

Sagt mal, gab es da nicht ein Urteil des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sagt mal, gab es da nicht ein Urteil des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts, dass der Staat Schwerkranken in einer unertrglichen Lebenssituation ausnahmsweise die Erlaubnis zum Kauf von Sterbehilfe-Medikamenten geben soll?

Ja, gab es. Die Regierung und insbesondere der zustndige Minister Spahn haben das vorstzlich umgangen. Die lehnen einfach alle Antrge ab. Angeblich nach Prfung, aber das ist anscheinend nur ein Feigenblatt.

US-Grenzer behandeln weibliche Passagiere entmenschlichend.As ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

US-Grenzer behandeln weibliche Passagiere entmenschlichend.

As a second female officer observed, hand on her firearm, the lawsuit says, the first officer touched Lovell from head to toe before ordering her to squat. Lovell was clothed, but the lawsuit claims that the officer squeezed Lovells breasts, and, placed her right hand into [Lovells] pants forcibly inserting four gloved fingers into plaintiffs vagina before parting Lovells buttocks for viewing.
Das klingt jetzt natrlich echt ekelig, aber man muss auch im Auge behalten, dass Brste und Vagina schon als Drogenschmuggelort verwendet wurden. Mir ist gerade nicht so ganz klar, was die Grenzer jetzt tun sollen. Die Bodyscanner haben ihre eigenen Probleme und penetrieren nicht die Haut AFAIK, d.h. wrden in beiden Fllen nicht helfen. Ich will solche Abtastmethoden nicht schnreden, aber man muss zumindest anerkennen, dass es hier einen legitimen Zielkonflikt gibt. Es ist nicht notwendigerweise so, dass da ein Sadist vllig anlassfrei zur eigenen Befriedigung rumgrabbelt.

Die Bescherdefhrerin ist brigens schwarz und hat zum wiederholten Mal Urlaub in Jamaica gemacht. Ich nehme an, dass das genau auf den typischen weiblichen Drogenschmuggler passt, und die Grenzer halt Racial Profiling gemacht haben, bzw. ihre ermittlungstechnische Erfahrung angewandt haben, weil das genau das verdchtige Muster ist.

Wo bleiben eigentlich die aufgebrachten Zeitungsberichte ber unsanft begrabbelte Mnner am Flughafen?

Update: Die Formulierung ist nicht klar genug. Ich wollte damit sagen, dass das nicht nur ein Chaotic Evil Arschloch am Flughafen ist, der euren Zorn verdient hat, sondern das ist ein Lawful Evil Arschloch, das existierende Regeln des Schweinesystems umsetzt.

Old and busted: Maaen und die AfD.New hotness: Bouffier ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Maaen und die AfD.

New hotness: Bouffier und der NSU!

Bouffier verweigerte und verhinderte aber hartnckig, dass die Einigung zwischen Staatsanwaltschaft und LfV umgesetzt wurde.
Mit Demokraten wie denen brauchst du keine Terroristen mehr!


Immigrants Speak Out Against Cuomo, 2341 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: Good morning, Im still reporting on: Immigrants Speak Out Against Cuomo, 2341 Synopsis: The story you are about to see was the prevailing attitude towards immigrants coming into the United States - until just a few years ago. The essence of good immigration was to let people in who loved this country and the freedoms and opportunities in provided. That was back in the days before handouts were so plentiful, but immigrants back then didnt expect handouts. They just wanted a safe place where they could work in an honest system that allowed you to raise your family in safety and achieve all their dreams. There is no other nation ever created that allows this kind of class mobility in the history of the world. But the left has abused that notion, and now, leftist politicians race each other to bash the America that was, and instead of promoting safety and more freedom, they promise only the biggest handouts to the most people. This is suicide for the America built on an incentive-driven system. Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - 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: Patriot Flashlight; -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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....



BBC R4 listeners hear more contextualisation of Corbyn wreath-laying "IndyWatch Feed War"

h/t SW

In previous posts (see related articles below) we have noted how BBC coverage of the Jeremy Corbyn wreath-laying story has failed include background information relating to the claim promoted by the Labour leaders supporters that he was honouring victims of an Israeli air strike on the PLO headquarters in Tunisia in 1985.

The context to those statements which to date has not been provided to BBC audiences in any of the content we have seen is the fact that the strike came in response to a Palestinian terror attack against Israeli civilians in Cyprus.

That omission was evident again in an item (from 23:26 here) aired in the August 15th edition of BBC Radio 4s World at One. Presenter Mark Mardell introduced that item thus: [emphasis in italics in the original]...







SF From Technology Review - What Happens When Fake News is Everywhere? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In recent issues, Technology Review has been running some science fiction short stories. I found "Noon in the antilibrary" to be timely, taking the concept of fake news to a logical extreme,
It starts out with some action,

Marius cursed and jammed a mic stand between the crash bars of the TV studio door. "If SWAT's on its way, we don't have much time," he said.
"I don't understand." Michaela, who up until a couple of minutes ago had been streaming their interview live, still sat on one of the oval chairs under the hot lights. "What are they talking about?"

The subtitle (referenced in the Dept. line) could be:

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the IoT.

It's a quick read, perhaps 5000 words.

Original Submission

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.



"What to Do When Anxiety Overwhelms You" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"What to Do When Anxiety Overwhelms You"
by Sharon Salzberg

"The overwhelm of anxiety builds and builds - as one thought generates two more thoughts, four more spring from those. The mind proliferates, taking each feeling as fact and conjecturing another frightening scenario on that, and then another. If this, then that, and then this, and this, and this, and then we all die in a raging fire. As I travel the world teaching, my audiences frequently ask for help in stopping these rapidly escalating - and isolating - thought patterns. In this second column on anxiety, I will offer some tools for you to cope.

In my previous column on this topic, I addressed the difference between anxiety and fear. Fear is a response to an immediate threat to your safety, like coming across a bear in the forest. Your senses become alert and your muscles tense, readying you to flee. Anxiety manifests itself in the body in a similar way even though the threat that generates it arises only in the mind.

My good friend Sylvia Boorstein has thought a lot about how to handle anxiety because she suffers from it profoundly. Now in her 80s, shes developed a number of tools to keep it at bay. She was walking through Costco recently and found herself in an aisle surrounded by big screen televisions all of which were displaying news about politics. Instantly her pulse started to race, and all her fears for the future ricocheted inside her mind, so much so that she had to stop. Sylvia took a breath and then anot...


Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations | 19 Aug 2018 | Former CIA Director [Deep State fraud] John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," Brennan said he's been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in the wake of Trump's move to revoke his clearance and threaten nine others who have been critical of the president or are connected to the Russia probe.


Baku bits, what to see in Baku "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The vertigo starts, as upon arrival in the airport there are few direct clues as to which country you might be in.  You will see people from every part of this hemisphere, and furthermore the Azerbaijanis wont stand out as such.  The facility itself looks like an average of five or six other airports, like how some TV shows film in Canada to get that generically American look.

Matters seem to go downhill as one rides into town Dubai, yet without the charm is how I described it to Yana in an early, premature email.  Yet this petro-city grows on you quickly, and I dont just mean the cherry jam.  Closer to town center there are interesting buildings in every direction, and of three sorts: the medieval Old City with walls, a blossoming of late 19th century European architecture (and they are still doing contemporary copies of it), and the Brasilia-Dubai like modern buildings.

In 1905 about half of the worlds oil was produced in or near Baku.  In 1942, it was Stalingrad that stopped Hitler from taking the place over and perhaps changing the course of history.  Not long ago, oil and gas were estimated to account for sixty percent of the gdp of Azerbaijan.

And you can see that money being spent, to the benefit of the tourist I might add.  Baku has perhaps the most attractive and walkable seaside promenade.  The walker has views of the Caspian, of spectacular buildings, of the port, and there are multiple paths with beautiful gardens and cactuses and baobab trees, benches everywhere, Eurasians in abundance, and in August the weather is perfect for a long stroll every night.

Baku is reputed to be the worlds lowest capital city, standing about 28 meters below sea level.



Deputy PM (blub, blub, blub, blub, blub) says today marks an achievement "IndyWatch Feed National"

PS - I think Mr Finger On Nose guy in the freeze frame gets it!


Rand Paul Give Assange Immunity for Testimony, 2340 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. Good evening, Im still reporting on: Rand Paul Give Assange Immunity for Testimony, 2340 Synopsis: Sen. Rand Paul believes that Julian Assange should be granted immunity in exchange for his willingness to testify before Congress concerning the what he knows about the insider theft of emails from within the Democratic National Committee in July of 2016. Senator Paul told the Gateway Pundit that Assange probably has important and new information concerning quote/unquote the hack. I think that he should be given immunity from prosecution in exchange for coming to the United States and testifying, said Sen. Paul. Interestingly, pressure is mounting for the WikiLeads founder to testify among other Senators. On Aug. 1, Sen. Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to Assange at the Embassy of Ecuador in London asking him to make himself available for a closed interview with his committees staff at a mutually-agreeable time and location. Support Our Sponsors: Nobel Gold. Go to and use the code Coin to save $5 per coin, or text Coin to 511511. Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. - 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: Patriot Flashlight; -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 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: Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: 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://plus.googl...


China Devalues While the Fed, ECB and BoJ Simply Print Money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China Devalues While the Fed, ECB and BoJ Simply Print Money by Rory The Daily Coin The corporate, dying, legacy, deadstream media published an article earlier this morning in yet another attempt to discredit any nation that does the...

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The Engineering Of An Ultrasonic Phased Array "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Ultrasonic phased arrays are one of the wonders of the moment, with videos of small items being levitated by them shared far and wide. Weve all seen them and some of us have even wondered about building them, but what about the practical considerations? Just how would you drive a large array of ultrasonic transducers, and how would you maintain a consistent phase relationship between their outputs? Its a problem [Niklas Fauth] has been grappling with over the three iterations so far of his ultrasonic phased array project, and you can follow his progress on the latest build.

The arrays themselves are a 16 by 16 grid of cheap ultrasonic transducers on a PCB, fed by HV583 high-voltage shift registers. These chips have proven to be particularly problematic, their drivers having a relatively high internal resistance which leaves them prone to overheating.

An interesting solution to a problem comes from the transducers having a polarity, but because it doesnt matter in their usual application, that polarity not being marked. Hes overcome this by using the STM32 he has managing power alongside his BeagleBone to listen through a sensor as the Bone supplies each transducer in turn with a known phase. An internal map can then be created, such that the appropriate phase can be applied on a transducer-by-transducer basis.




Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Welcome to politically incorrect Comedy corner: the one place on Whaleoil where you are allowed to read and share naughty and offensive jokes that make us all laugh even though we are not supposed to. If you are offended by these kinds of jokes then please do not read this post. Five Englishmen boarded a [] The post Comedy corner: Non-PC jokes guaranteed to offend appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Interview 1378 James Corbett on Voluntaryism and Conspiracies "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

[audio mp3=""][/audio]James Corbett joins Keith Knight of Don't Tread on Anyone to discuss the philosophy of voluntaryism and the role that conspiracy research played in shaping his understanding of the real nature of politics. Also, don't miss James' left field answer to the question of the must-read book he would recommend.


World Famous Holistic doctor suddenly shuts clinic after death threats to her entire family and trouble with FDA "IndyWatch Feed World"

We are thinking of Dr Farrah and her family in the Philippines. So sad. You can read her story and watch her video here. She has well over 3 million followers on Facebook. She was receiving a scientific breakthrough award just as the FDA (as she calls them) were causing her trouble. Hoping she can []

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The trade war: liquid resale markets react first "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The prices at the Manheim auto auction have been better than usual lately, especially since President Donald Trump started pushing for new tariffs on imported vehicles, parts as well as the steel and aluminum used to make cars, said Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist of Cox Automotive. Cox runs the auction, which draws dealers from around the country to bid online or in person at the auction house.

Smoke tracks three-year old vehicles as an indicator of pricing for used cars, since thats when a lot of leases are turned in and that vintage is the most common pre-owned vehicle for sale at any given time. A three-year-old Nissan Altima costs about $100 more now than it did just last month. A three-year-old Toyota Camry costs $400 more than it did a year ago.

The fact this happened almost exactly two weeks after Trump announced he was going to enact tariffs cant be ignored, Smoke said, referring to tariffs Donald Trump has proposed on new vehicles imported to the United States

While the tariffs on new car sales havent been enacted yet, the mere threat appears to be driving up prices on new cars. Auto dealers at the Manheim auction Aug. 10 theorized that consumers who might be in the market for a car in the next six to nine months are buying now to hedge against possible rising prices.

Here is the full story, via Michael Rosenwald and here is his history podcast.

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"An Alternative Entity..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Old Testament God rules with a heavy hand over a static moral world, but I believe that our world is instead presided over by an alternative entity, the Native American deity, Coyote. Coyote is indestructible, lecherous, hilarious, and improvisational, frequently straying toward catastrophe, and surviving. Many native creation myths do not feature a world that was perfect in the beginning, but one that was made by flawed, humorous creators who never finished the job. In that world, there was never a state of grace, never a fall, and creation continues... In Yahwehs world, only the good do good, and only virtue is rewarded. Coyotes world is more complicated. 
Rebecca Solnit, "Hope in the Dark"

Well, interesting... but oh no, don't blame me! lol


$72m needed to protect Rohingya refugee women missing out on aid "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rohingya women in Bangladesh are developing health problems, missing out on aid and are at risk of abuse because of unsafe facilities in refugee camps, warns Oxfam.


#MeToo Activist Asia Argento Accused Of Paying Hush Money To Silence Sexual Assault Allegations "IndyWatch Feed World"

Actress and director Asia Argento, a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, quietly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to her own sex assault accuser a former child actor who once played Argentos son, a report said Sunday. Argento among the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault recently agreed to pay $380,000 to []


Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet?  The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as significant, and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone.  If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here.  Not too long ago, I wrote about how Earth changes seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even I was stunned by the ferocity of the seismic activity that we witnessed over the weekend.  Because none of the earthquakes happened in the United States, the mainstream media almost entirely ignored this story, but that is a huge mistake.  The entire west coast of the U.S. falls along the Ring of Fire, and experts assure us that it is only a matter of time before the seismic tension that is building up along the tectonic plates in that area is released.

Much of the seismic activity on Sunday was near the small island nation of Fiji, and it is true that Fiji often experiences earthquakes because it sits directly inside the Ring of Fire

Fiji falls in the Pacific Ring Of Fire a massive horseshoe-shaped area in the Pacific basin.

The ring is formed of a string of 452 volcan...


Dissecting Q-Anon, Part 4 - The Largest Mass Treason "IndyWatch Feed World"


Bernard Grover joins Jeff Rense to discuss the video, "You Are Watching The Largest Mass Treason In History.". From the title of the video to the large holes in the Q Lore to the slick and haunting production values, we ask the questions no one else seems willing or able: Who or what is behind Q, and why is it having such a profound social impact? We take a cold, hard look at some of the elements of Q, and how and why it is spreading globally with viral speed.

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The most important problem facing America "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In the midst of an article about the media obsession with Trump and Russia, there was this table of the results of the latest Gallup poll asking Americans the question, What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? The article was showing that the media beat up over Trump and [] The post The most important problem facing America appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kinase  an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of phosphate groups from high-energy, phosphate-donating molecules to specific substrates; an enzyme that adds phosphate groups (PO43) to other molecules.


Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/08/20 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/08/20 04:30:01Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of


Weinstein accuser Asia Argento (Anthony Bourdains girlfriend) made deal to pay her own sexual assault accuser "IndyWatch Feed World"

Actress Asia Argento, one of the first of many prominent women to accuse disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, agreed to pay $380,000 to an actor who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17 years old, The New York Times reportedSunday night. The actor claimed that the assault took place in []

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Restored Republic via a GCR as of Aug 20, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Aug 20, 2018

Compiled 20 Aug. 12:07 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Judy Note: We continued to patiently wait in an Intel Blackout. The Powers That Be have set a deadline for the RV (expected within days, perhaps hours). Tiers have exchanged, with no liquidity on their funds until we all went at once (so there would be no double dipping of funds). Zim Bonds have been turned into Zim Currency at a 1:1 to the US dollar (no looping off zeros) for the purpose of providing unlimited funds for humanitarian use. Banks would no longer hold our funds, but serve as financial advice centers. Now we would have complete control of our monies under the new transparent and digital Quantum Financial System Computer as explained below:

A. Aug. 18 2018 Quantum Financial System, or we will be in charge of our own monies, not a bank, Giles: "QFS Oversight of all Banking Activities" by Ron Giles- 8-18-18

1. Cabal banks were crooked and even claimed that once you deposit YOUR money into THEIR bank, it then belonged to them and they could either honor your ownership, or not. The Alliance knew that the Cabal banking system had holes in it that were designed to confiscate your money. That's why the Quantum Financial System (QFS) was created.

2. Posters/gurus/con-call hosts, and etc., that continued to talk about banks holding up money, or being in charge of the exchange/redemption process, were...


August 20th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #578 "IndyWatch Feed"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading


The Telltale Signs of Imperial Decline "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nothing is as permanent as we imagine--especially super-complex, super-costly, super-asymmetric and super-debt-dependent systems.
Check which signs of Imperial decline you see around you: The hubris of an increasingly incestuous and out-of-touch leadership; dismaying extremes of wealth inequality; self-serving, avaricious Elites; rising dependency of the lower classes on free Bread and Circuses provided by a government careening toward insolvency due to stagnating tax revenues and vast over-reach--let's stop there to catch our breath. Check, check, check and check.
Sir John Glubb listed a few others in his seminal essay on the end of empires The Fate of Empires, what might be called the dynamics of decadence:
(a) A growing love of money as an end in itself: Check.


Monday August 20th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading


Brunson the Alleged Pastor "IndyWatch Feed World"



The Turkish court has rejected the appeal to release Andrew Brunson, who is the alleged US pastor at the center of a dispute between Ankara and Washington. While he has been there for 23 years, his new Church of the Resurrection has existed for less than a year and it had only 25 members. From the photo, it appears that the prayer room consists of about 40 seats. There is no professional pulpit, but drums and a lectern with speakers. Nobody even knows about the financing of the church.

Following the Turkey coup of July 15th, 2016, Brunson was arrested by the Turkish security authorities in October 2016. He was charged with espionage and the attempt to overthrow the Turkish government. According to the newspaper Szc , Brunson wrote in an e-mail to a friend five days after the coup: The Turkish people have not taken sides as usual for the Turkish military. Everything is going badly, but in the end, we will be the winners. This one of the statements of Brunson...


Who is the Fool? The Borrower or the Lender? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people worry about over-indebtedness and point to a default of borrowers. It is interesting how the view of debt is always the low-life borrower. In reality, the real stupidity rests with the lender. Many are pointing to US corporate debt and stating that it has grown to an estimated US $ 7 trillion and they paint this as high-risk bonds and corporate loans which have been issued over the past decade. Of course, there were some who were foolish to issue variable interest rate bonds. Those companies are likely to find themselves in trouble. But there are others who issued long-term fixed bonds at low rates. Our advise to corporate clients was to borrow as much as possible at fixed rates for 50 to 100 years while the fools were willing to buy. Other major corps issued 100-year bonds including Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Coca-Cola (KO). The loser will be the BUYER, not the ISSUER.  It was a fools market to buy such fixed rate bonds for 100 years.

When Greece got in trouble, what is the first solution economists ALWAYS recommend? A debt haircut!. , which in most cases is based on the Libor benchmark interest rate, which has increased significantly in recent months. The first thing they did was extend the Greek debt by 10 years to avoid a default and the ECB agreed that any profits made by central banks in the Eurozone on Greek bonds would be returned to Athens in two equal tranches every year, between 2018 and 2022. You always extend maturity to avoid a default and you take a haircut in the value of the bonds you bought.

We are also witnessing this at the municipal level in Germany where about 50% of municipal governments are effectively bankrupt. The President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Marcel Fratzscher, came out and called for fundamental reforms where the holders of their debt would take a haircut. He has made it clear that a reduction in more than half of the state investments was made by the municipalities. The German grand coalition was supposed to organize a haircut to reduce the value of outstanding debt from the federal states on down to the municipalities. In reality, they are hopelessly over-indebted not unlike Illinois and California in the USA.



Exhibiting solidarity: on art and workers rights "IndyWatch Feed National"

The strength of State of the Union lies in its multifaceted representation of the labour movement with consideration to gender, immigration and globalisation. In the current post-Brexit post-Trump climate, where these issues are often polarised against the white working class, this exhibition highlights instances where theyve aligned.


China counters Indian influence in South Asia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Pakistan, Beijing is planning to spend $60 billion on roads, railways and power plants as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,


Japan releases files on 1942 Tokyo spy ring that helped USSR win World War II "IndyWatch Feed War"

Japan has released secret documents from 1942 relating to the Tokyo spy ring led by Richard Sorge, a German who spied for the USSR and is often credited with helping Moscow win World War II.


Merkel Objects to Frances Vision of a EU Finance Minister "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected Frances Macrons proposal for the establishment of a euro finance minister. Merkel has also stated that she wants a planned EU budget for the Eurozone area as part of the EU budget. She does not want an independent budget for the 19 countries of the monetary union. Merkel is still adhering to her view that the quantity of money causes inflation and it has been that policy which has suppressed the European economy for the last decade. A Euro finance minister she argues would lack both a budget as well as there would be no parliamentary control.


The Eurozone economy certain cannot be rectified by the appointment of a Finance Minister who indeed has no real power. On that score, Merkel is correct. However, her idea that the German Hyperinflation was caused by the increase in the supply of money is just wrong. That policy has been forced upon the rest of Europe and it is the very issue that is tearing the union apart. This is part of the reason behind the growing lack of confidence in the euro. It is also why there are those in Southern Europe who are beginning to resent Germany and view their own countries as being occupied with their domestic policies dictated by Germany. This is not a healthy situation for the EU longer term.


Native American Agriculture Fund Launched "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published August 20, 2018

WASHINGTON  Trustees recently met to launch the new Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF). The NAAF is an outgrowth of the long-standing Keepseagle v. Vilsack case which spent over eighteen years in federal litigation.

History of the case

The Keepseagle case received considerable attention throughout Indian Country and the Nation from its filing in 1999, until it was finally settled by the Obama administration. The case was based on discrimination against Native American farmers and ranchers in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm and ranch loan program and in the servicing of loans once received. The settlement resulted in creation of a $680 million compensation fund with an additional $80 million in debt relief. A six-month claims process resulted in approved claims for over 3600 Nativefarmers and ranchers. The settlement also created equitable relief that required USDA to create an advisory body reporting to the Secretary of USDA, enact modifications in the farm loan programs, and create technical assistance opportunities for Nativeproducers.

After claims were paid, a cy pres fund was created for unclaimed amounts. After further court appeals, a second compensation payment to successful claimants was approved, as were $38 million in grants to non-profit organizations (referred to as the fast track funds) that support Native farmers and ranchers. Those payments have been completed.

In addition to the fast track funds and s...


Better To Dream "IndyWatch Feed"

GstaadI need it like Boris needs a bleach job. Another birthday, that is. Birthdays tend to make ones life pass before him in a flash. As it does, I imagine, while facing a firing squad, or a samurai intending harm. I mention the latter because I recently dreamed of living in a feudal society where samurai ruled supreme. And how happy I was until I woke up. Now soulless bureaucrats rule instead of samurai, and it makes for a crappier world.

Looking backnot much point in looking ahead, is there?I regret some things, like missing an education in the classics. But most of all, I should have gone and lived in Japan when I was young. I began karate training 55 years ago and have never missed a day except when injured. The Japanese I trained with were brave and very polite, loved the past, and honored their ancestors. And most of them yearned for a feudal system, like I do. Multiculturalism in Japan was something to scare tiny misbehaving children with. Now its too late, but I shall be visiting this year and have a fight arranged with Master Wada, in his late 60s and also looking forward to it.

But for the moment I think back of absent friends like Nick Scott, and worry about the health of Commodore Tim Hoare, and have come to the conclusion that Jeremy Clarke is very wise to choose to live in a cave, as the whole place is about to be overrun by the barbarians. (Its the last place theyd wish to return to.) Absent friends are often on ones mind as the years roll by. No use listing them, this space would be one long name-drop, but its funny how they remain active in ones dreams. Especially just before dawn and the wake-up call. The recent dream I previously mentioned about a feudal society was extremely vivid. It included a Spartan partboth my maternal grandparents were Spartans and had sent five sons to the front the day after war was declared in 1940. Although I revered Sparta as a child, I followed an Athenian way of life. Alcibiades was and is my hero, and the all-knowing professor Peter Jones will guess why: The individual is more important than the statethe basis of conservative thought, I suppose. I used the conservative creed for different purposes, to amuse and enjoy myself.

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Russia Hysteria Undercuts Our Values "IndyWatch Feed"

The mainstream media and out-of-touch politicians and bureaucrats want us to believe that the Cold War never ended, its a crime to talk with a Russian, and we should all be fearful of any Russians here in the U.S. Apparently our $21 trillion national debt, lack of border security, and the threat of radical Islamic terrorism pale in comparison to the grave threat posed by Russia.

This is yet another example of the disconnect between Beltway talking heads and the American people. Hard-working Americans including constituents in my Kentucky district care about jobs, paying the bills, putting food on the table, and leaving this country a better place for their children. The alleged vast Russian conspiracy harped upon by the Democrats and media since the election of President Trump is simply not a concern of normal Americans.

To date, proof of a Russian conspiracy to interfere in U.S. elections includes only Special Counsel Robert Muellers indictments of 13 Russian nationals and 12 Russian intelligence officers. The Russian nationals are accused of identity theft that allowed them to create fake social media accounts, and the 12 Russian intelligence officers are alleged to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clintons campaign prior to the 2016 election. Most importantly, all indictments fail to allege that a single U.S. vote was changed.

Unfortunately, what began as only Russophobic rhetoric seems to have turned into a witch hunt, as President Trump calls it.

For example, the current hysteria may have motivated the recent arrest and indictment of Maria Butina, a former Russian graduate student at American University in Washington, D.C.  Unlike many accused of violent crimes, Butina (who has not been accused of harming anyone) was denied bail, and is now reportedly being held in solitary confinement in federal prison until her trial. The indictment claims she acted as an unregistered agent of the Russian government. Thin on substance, it oddly suggests, for example, that attendance at a National Prayer Breakfast is something nefarious.

My colleague Dana Rohrabacher and I met with the Russian delegation that attended the prayer breakfast last year. Congressman Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Reagan during the Cold War, was once on the front lines with the mujahedeen when they fought the Soviets, yet even he now faces criticism for seeking better relations with Russia.

While our justice system has always upheld the presumption of innocent until proven guilty, the relentless negative press surrounding Butinas arrest presumes her guilt. So far, the evidence mostly shows that she is simply a strong supporter of the right to bear arms, has advocated for this right in Russia, and genuinely hoped for improved Russia-U.S. relations. These are not crimes.

What if Russia decided to indict and imprison an American student in Russia based u...

Major Rapper Attacks Me "IndyWatch Feed"

This is a juicy one, folks.

For 12 straight hours, and now again today, rapper Taleb Kweli whos evidently a big deal, though I hadnt heard of him went on the attack against me, and against some of my followers.

It was bizarre.

On my entrepreneurship email list I wrote about some business lessons I drew from this.

It began when someone linked to my lecture on Hitlers views of economics, in order to demonstrate to Talib that Hitler wasnt really a free-market guy.

Instead of evaluating my claims, Talib went around looking for evidence that I was a bad person.

He then replied, speaking about me:

He is a vile racist.

Huh? Evidently Talib based this claim on an article by of all people Max Boot, who as I recall did not actually accuse me of racism. Boot is a pretty awful neocon, though, and in any case I smashed his article in a reply that appeared in The American Conservative.

Then Talib said:

He is not respected in his field.

So I linked him to reviews of my book The Church Confronts Modernity (published by Columbia University Press), which was praised by all the major journals: Journal of American HistoryAmerican Historical ReviewJournal of the Historical SocietyCatholic Historical ReviewChoice (review publication for academic libraries), and numerous others.

Yes, I know it doesnt matter whether a rapper attacking me knows any of that, but sometimes you just say things anyway.

Now for a few snippets. (If you have images disabled, you wont see them.) Hard to reproduce many of Talibs, since his language is so foul, but its all there on Twitter, and you can at least get the idea.


The Mind of the Mass Media "IndyWatch Feed"

The mind of the mass media: Email exchange between myself and a leading Washington Post foreign policy reporter:

Dear Mr. Birnbaum,

You write Trump made no mention of Russias adventures in Ukraine. Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of Americas adventures in Ukraine, which resulted in the overthrow of the Ukrainian government in 2014, which led to the justified Russian adventure. Therefore ?

If Russia overthrew the Mexican government would you blame the US for taking some action in Mexico?

William Blum

Dear Mr. Blum,

Thanks for your note. Americas adventures in the Ukraine: what are you talking about? Last time I checked, it was Ukrainians in the streets of Kiev who caused Yanukovych to turn tail and run. Whether or not that was a good thing, we can leave aside, but it wasnt the Americans who did it.

It is, however, Russian special forces who fanned out across Crimea in February and March 2014, according to Putin, and Russians who came down from Moscow who stoked conflict in eastern Ukraine in the months after, according to their own accounts.

Best, Michael Birnbaum

To MB,

I can scarcely believe your reply. Do you read nothing but the Post? Do you not know of high State Dept official Victoria Nuland and the US Ambassador in Ukraine in Maidan Square to encourage the protesters? She spoke of 5 billion (sic) dollars given to aid the protesters who were soon to overthrow the govt. She and the US Amb. spoke openly of who to choose as the next president. And hes the one who became president. This is all on tape. I guess you never watch Russia Today (RT). God forbid! I read the Post every day. You should watch RT once in a while.

William Blum

To WB,

I was the Moscow bureau chief of the newspaper; I reported extensively in Ukraine in the months and years following the protests. My observations are not based on reading. RT is not a credible news outlet, but I certainly do read far beyond our own pages, and of course I talk to the actual actors on the ground myself thats my job.

And: yes, of course Nuland was in the Maidan but encouraging the protests, as she clearly did, is not the same as sparking them or directing them, nor is playing favorites with potential successors, as she clearly did, the same as being directly responsible for overthrowing the government. Im not saying the United States wasnt involved in trying to shape events. So were Russia and the European Union. But Ukrainians were in the drivers seat the whole way through. I know the guy who posted the first Facebook call to protest Yanukovych in November 2013; hes not an American agent. RT, meanwhile, reports fabrications and terrible falsehoods all the time. By all means consume a healthy and varied media diet dont stop at the US mainstre...

Leftism "IndyWatch Feed"

Leftism: From de Sade and Marx to Hitler and Marcuse, by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn (EvKL)

The purpose of this book is to show the character of leftism and to what extent and in what way the vast majority of the leftist ideologies now dominating or threatening most of the modern world are competitors rather than enemies.

This book, published in 1974 by Arlington House Publishers, examines all facets of leftist political ideology, as you can tell from the title.  Hitler a leftist?  Yup.

EvKL examines leftism throughout Europe and North America; having travelled and taught extensively and with an understanding of over a dozen languages he seems eminently qualified to opine on the matter.

Given his background, he can make with some authority statements such as:

I think that the nascent United States of the late eighteenth century was already in the throes of warring political philosophies showing positive and negative aspects. The American War of Independence had an undeniable influence on the French Revolution and the latter, in the course of the years, had a deplorable impact on America.

These two revolutions were not born of right and left; instead the two one supposedly leading to liberty and the other certainly leading to tyranny were born of, and developed into, common, albeit not identical, cloth.

EvKL does the reader a service by exposes his biases right up front:

I am a Christian: I am emphatically not a democrat but a devotee to the cause of personal liberty.  I would thoroughly subscribe to the words of Alexis de Tocqueville when he wrote, Despotism appears to me particularly to be dreaded in democratic ages. I think that I would have loved liberty at all times, but in the present age I am ready to worship it.

I dont know that this would make him a libertarian in the thin NAP sense of the term, but there you have it.  EvKL sees in the unwarranted connection of democracy with liberty the manifestation of the evils to be found in the twentieth century, not to exclude the evils perpetrated by the greatest of all democratic societies: the United States.

We have to remember all the wars, all the propaganda, all the pressure campaigns for the cause of democracy, how every hailed and applauded victory of democracy has ended in terrible defeat for personal liberty, the one cause really dear to American hearts.

This connection and subsequent destruction has continued even to the present day; see Iraq as just one example of many.

The French Revolution; K...

We Are All Lab Rats "IndyWatch Feed"

There are ample warning signs that another serious financial crisis is on the way.

These warning signs are being soundly ignored by the majority, though. Perhaps understandably so.

After 10 years of near-constant central bank interventions to prop up markets and make stocks, bonds and real estate rise in price while also simultaneously hammering commodities to mask the inflationary impact of their money printing from the masses its difficult to imagine that they will allow markets to ever fall again.

This is known as the central bank put: whenever the markets begin to teeter, the central banks will step in to prop/nudge/cajole the markets back towards the correct direction, which is always: Up!

Its easy in retrospect to see how the central banks have become caught in this trap of their own making, where theyre now responsible for supporting all the markets all the time.

The 2008 crisis really spooked them. Hence their massive money printing spree to rescue the system.

But instead of admitting that Great Financial Crisis was the logical result of flawed policies implemented after the 2000 Dot-Com crash (which, in turn, was the result of flawed policies pursued in the 1990s), the central banks decided after 2008 to double down on their bets implementing even worse policies.

The Largest-Ever Monetary Experiment In Human History

Its not hyperbole to say that the monetary experiment conducted over the past ten years by the worlds leading central banks (and its resulting social and political ramifications) is the largest-ever in human history:


This global flood of freshly-printed thin air money has no parallel in the historical records. All around the world, each of us is part of a grand experiment being conducted without the benefits of either prior experience or controls. Its outcome will be binary: either super-great or spectacularly awful.

If the former, then no worries. Well just continue to borrow and spend in ever-greater amounts forever. Perpetual prosperity for everyone!

But if things hit a breaking point, then you had better be prepared for some truly bad tim...

The CIA Owns the US and European Media "IndyWatch Feed"

William Blum shares with us his correspondence with Washington Post presstitute Michael Birnbaum. As you can tell from Birnbaums replies, he comes across as either very stupid or as a CIA asset.

When I received my briefing as staff associate, House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which required top secret clearance, I was told by senior members of the staff that the Washington Post was a CIA asset. Watching the Washington Posts takedown of President Richard Nixon with the orchestrated Watergate story, that became obvious. President Nixon had made too many overtures to the Soviets and too many arms limitations agreements, and he opened to China. Watching President Nixons peace initiatives water down the threat level from the Soviet Union and Maoist China, the military/security complex saw a threat to its budget and power and decided that Nixon had to go. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy had resulted in far too much skepticism about the Warren Commission Report, so the CIA decided to use the Washington Post to get rid of Nixon. To keep the clueless American left hating Nixon, the CIA used its assets in the leftwing to keep Nixon blamed for the Vietnam war, a war that Nixon inherited and did not want.

The CIA knew that Nixons problem was that he could not exit the war without losing his conservative base, which was convinced of the nonsensical Domino Theory. I have always wondered if the CIA concocted the Domino Theory, as it so well served them. Unable to get rid of the war with honor, Nixon was driven to brutal methods to force the North Vietnamese to accept a situation that he could depart without defeat and soiling Americas honor and losing his conservative support base. The North Vietnamese wouldnt bend, but the US Congress did, and so the CIA succeeded in discrediting among both the leftwing and righwing Nixons war management. With no one to defend him, Nixon was an easy target for the CIA.

Here is Blums exchange with Birnbaum. It is possible that Birnbaum is neither stupid nor a CIA asset, but just a person wanting to hold on to a job. The last thing he can afford to do is to disabuse readers of the Russian Threat when Bezos Amazon and Washington Post properties are dependent on the CIAs annual subsidy of $600 million disquised as a contract.

The post...

Genders as Social Constructs "IndyWatch Feed"

During a recent gay pride parade in Philly, a transgender woman was arrested for attempting to burn a Blue Lives Matter flag. The charges against ReeAnna Segin were arson, causing/risking a catastrophe and other misdemeanors. After Segin was released, however, her case smoldered on, for he/she claimed that his/her human rights and dignity were violated since he/she was locked up for four hours with male inmates, that is, with other humans cursed or gifted with a penis.

Having a dick, though, no longer means that one is male in the Disunited States of Whatever. Segins beef was amplified by all the Philly news outlets. In front of television crews, Segin demanded that cops be banned at future Pride Parades, We can protect ourselves from police and violent organizations on our own. We need to create a world where our trans family is safe.

I was sitting in Friendly Lounge, exercising my liver, as usual, when my friend Lisa expressed outrage at the polices treatment of ReeAnna Segin, to which I replied, If this person has a penis, but is locked up with a woman, how would his or her cellmate feel? I mean, there is no privacy in a jail! Should we start building prisons for transgenders?

Besides separate facilities for MtFs and FtMs, we should erect brand-new, state-of-the-art gulags for agenders, bigenders, polygenders, neutrois, androgynes, intergenders, demigenders, greygenders, aporagenders, novigenders and maveriques, and please forgive me for leaving out other mutations.

Until we achieve this prison-industrial complex nirvana, binary jails must suffice, so should Kaitlin Jenner be booked, he/she will be stripped, like everybody else, then subjected to a manual cavity search or forced to sit on a Body Orifice Security Scanner. Naked, Jenner will simply be male or female, according to the usual definition.

With its infinity of facts and unarrestable processes, ones own body is ones most exhaustive and exacting teacher, on just about everything, and like everybody else, Im not exactly comfortable with my bodys uncompromising and often cruel pointers, lessons and allegories, but such is life. Daily, I bow to my first and last sensei.

At Pennsport Pub, Phillys last old school go-go joint, the dancers are quite at ease with being naked, but theyre still composing themselves, thus still cultured. Standing on the bar, statuesque Kitty jiggled her ample ass in front of my buddy, Felix.

Hows that?

Im fine as long as you dont fart in my face! the never censored 71-year-old cheerfully replied.

When I was a housepainter many moons ago, a co-worker joked, Why do women wear makeup and perfume?

I dont know.

Its because theyre ugly and they stink!

In that case, then, were all women, for were all trying to mask our fug ugliness and funk with all sorts of barely convincing cosmetics or scents, be it an expensive suit, much learning, bravado or this syn...

The Other Shoe Has Dropped "IndyWatch Feed"

The German government has just decreed that all cheating VW diesels not turned in by their owners for fixing will be de-registered. This means the cant legally be driven and have been rendered inert several thousand pounds of deadweight their owners can no longer use at least, not without risking more serious repercussions.

Germanys federal motor vehicle authority, the KBA, had already de-registered several Audi and VW cars fitted with the affected Euro 5 diesel engines after owners ignored successive reminders to heed a recall.

Recalls, of course, usually pertain to cars that have something wrong with them which makes them unsafe to drive. This is the first time a car that works perfectly has been subject to a recall one which results in the fixed cars working less well.

The fix entails making various adjustments to the affected cars computer code or the grafting on of a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection system. The end result is a mauled car that delivers lower mileage but is now compliant  like the 87-year-old lady recently Tazered by armed government workers in Georgia.

Further vehicles are at risk of being taken off the road in German state of Bavaria but have been given a grace period to get the fix done.

How nice.

The recall [for affected VW diesel cars] is compulsory. Cars that are not fixed can eventually be taken out of service. Subject to the release date of the updates, the car owner has had about a year and a half. Plenty of time, to take part in the recall, the KBA told the trade publication Automotive News Europe in an emailed statement.

The question now is: Will the American government pursue a similar policy? To make them . . .  compliant.

Currently, there is no sanction directed at U.S. owners of the affected VW and Audi (and Porsche) vehicles who declined the fix and who did not accept the buyback offer VW was forced to make.

But what will happen going forward?

Many owners of these vehicles like them just fine, just as they are and have no interest in getting them fixed. For the same reason most people prefer to remain . . . intact, so to speak.

There is even less incentive to have the cars fixed as theres zero benefit to the owner. The car will not perform better or deliver higher fuel economy. The fix affect the cars exhaust emissions, correcting the fractional increase under certain driving conditions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions, at the expense of fuel economy and drivability. Youll lose a couple of MPGs. Its not a big difference, but its not a positive difference.

Which is why many people have decided not to bring their cars in for fixing. But this amounts to a challenge to the Authority of Uncle a...

Have You Committed "IndyWatch Feed"

Several years ago the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted a law restricting firearms purchases to one per month. This was intended to discourage smuggling of weapons to urban areas outside Virginia with tight gun control laws and (unsurprisingly) high homicide rates. The law didnt seem to do much good and in a rare outbreak of common sense was later repealed, though theres recent misguided talk from Attorney General Mark Herring of reviving it.

During its short period in force, the prohibition spawned a popular saying in the Old Dominion: Buy one gun a month its the law!

A similar attitude may be appropriate in light of an estimate that due to vague statutes and the proliferation of federal regulations which have the force of law we wake up in the morning, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and go to sleep  unaware we may have committed several federal crimes in the course of the day. The number varies but the average number of crimes per American seems to be about three.

The more important point is that every one of us is probably guilty of something. There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime, retired Louisiana State University law professor John Baker told the Wall Street Journal in July 2011. That is not an exaggeration.

  • This means that if they want you, they can get you.
  • That in turn means that who gets charged, prosecuted, and jailed is a matter of the relevant officials discretion.
  • And that in turn means that discretion can and will be politicized.

Like the boychiks used to say in the good ol NKVD (Peoples Commissariat for Internal Affairs;  ): ...

Trump Crossing the Black Chasm "IndyWatch Feed"

Youre gonna need a bigger boat

Do you remember the Zune?  I barely do.

Do you remember the iPod?  Silly question.

The iPod changed everything.

While the Zune was technically superior in nearly every way to the iPod, the iPod became a phenomenon. And then it became the iPhone and the rest was history.

Why?  Because Apple focused on how the iPod made your life better. 

In marketing there is something called The Chasm.  Its an idea put forth by Geoffrey Moore in the early 90s.  Getting 16% market share is easy. There are nearly always one in six people who are willing to adopt the new or different thing.

But, to become a social phenomenon that new thing has to cross the chasm by shifting the marketing message from its newness and superiority to why this new thing will make your life better.

The message has to appeal to peoples sense of shared experience and community.  And if that shift is successful your product or message will cross the chasm and see mass adoption.

Conditions have to be right and the message aligned perfectly with them.
If you do your new thing will explode in the public consciousness literally overnight.

Look at how quickly Jordan Peterson has blown up.

Conditions were right for people to receive his message.  And all it took was the right moment for him to stand up to a virulent ideologue like Kathy Newman of the BBC to become a hero to millions.

So, what does all this 16% Chasm stuff have to do with Donald Trump?

After all, he crossed the chasm and won the presidency.

But to destroy the Democrats and his Deep State opposition the chasm Trump needed to cross was a demographic one.

Minorities, specifically black voters.

And because he did, nothing about our electoral politics will ever be the same.

Rasmussen released a bombshell report on Friday stating that Trumps support among blac...

Cans, Caddies, and Conservation "IndyWatch Feed"

Storing gas is something a lot of preppers have probably thought about at some point. There are some challenges to storing gas. Finding the right can and planning out your storage system takes some thought.  During a gas shortage or any other type of emergency, you will likely need to make some effort to reduce your consumption and get the most out of the gas you have on hand.

Safety of storing gas

Never store gas in your home and near where you sleep. Gas is extremely explosive in the event of a house fire or sparks!  A can of gas exploding can turn what would have been a minor fire into an inferno that destroys your home and possibly kills people.

Gas should be stored in an unattached outbuilding or similar. I know that those of you in apartments may want to risk it but realize the possibility of what can happen.  If you rent a house and dont have a storage building then consider getting one of the smaller plastic based ones like Rubbermaid makes and storing your gas in there. If you move, you can break it down and take it with you.


Even 5 gallons of gas takes up a bit of space and it weighs around 40 lbs with the can included.

Plastic cans may reduce weight slightly, and they cost less, but they are not as sturdy as metal when it comes to punctures or impacts.

How long do you want to store it?

Fuel stabilizers can keep gas sealed well in a can for six months to a year. Be sure to read the instructions and guidelines on the bottle that you are using. One thing to consider is that if your can is truly sealed and you add stabilizer, gas should keep for a decade. The problem is that seals failing over time, rust, etc. can lead to major problems with how long it keeps.

Water in gas issues

Condensation and water in gas are common enough that you can get the product to remove water from it at most grocery stores that have even a few automotive items. HEET is a great product and can save you from having to drain a tank or waste fuel that has been contaminated with water. Keep in mind I am talking about small amounts of water. If you find gas that is half water then dispose of it. A little water or condensation in your tank can be solved by a container or two of HEET which is just a special alcohol that is safe to put in your tank.



316 Resources for agri-environmental schemes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ive been asked to present a talk in Ireland in two weeks, on the topic The Design of Effective Agri-Environment Schemes. In putting the talk together, it struck me that I (with help from colleagues) have developed quite a few resources in this space, so Ive collected them on a new web site to make them easily accessible.

Agri-environmental schemes (or programs or policies) aim to reduce the adverse impacts of agriculture on the environment. There are many such schemes around the world, but often they are not very efficient or effective. We could often do a lot better if we did a smarter job of designing and implementing these schemes.

Not that its easy. There are so many aspects to consider: the effectiveness of different practices at reducing environmental damage, their attractiveness (or otherwise) to farmers, the mechanisms to be used to promote the best practices, the costs and risks of different approaches, which environmental issues are the priorities, and so on. In my view, most designers of agri-environmental schemes dont appreciate what a difficult task they are trying to do, and make do with relatively quick and dirty approaches to the design.

The resources Ive included on the web site address a wide range of relevant issues, including:

  • Lessons from past agri-environmental schemes
  • The selection of appropriate policy mechanisms
  • Measuring environmental values
  • Ranking projects, including the choice of an appropriate metric
  • Additionality
  • Understanding and predicting farmers adoption of new practices
  • Dealing with uncertainty and including systems for learning from experience
  • The need to pull off that together in a coherent framework

It includes journal articles, books, reports, frameworks, computer tools, web sites, and blog posts, plus links to my free online course on Agriculture, Economics and Nature.

Overall, if an organisation wanted to design and deliver an agri-environmental scheme that would really deliver outcomes, they could benefit greatly from making a serious study of the material on this site. The URL is

Further reading

Pannell, D.J. (2008). Public benefits, private benefits, and policy intervention for land-use change for environmental benefits, Land Economics 84(2): 225-24...


Cherokee Nation Announces 2018 Cherokee National Treasure honorees "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker speaks at the 2017 Cherokee National Holiday awards banquet. The tribe annually recognizes its citizens who make significant contributions for culture, statesmanship, patriotism, community leadership and devotion to the Cherokee Nation.

Published August 20, 2018

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. Four Cherokee Nation citizens will receive the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure during the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet later this month.

Cherokee National Treasure is an honor given by the tribe to individuals who are keeping the art, language and culture alive through their crafts and work.

2018 Cherokee National Treasure honoree Loretta Shade.

Loretta Shade, of Hulbert; Troy Jackson, of Tahlequah; and Lisa Rutherford, of Tahlequah, were selected as this years recipients as well as Annie Wildcat, of Park Hill, who was selected to receive the award posthumously.

The distinction of Cherokee National Treasure is an honor reserved for individuals who dedicate themselves to the preservation of Cherokee language, art and culture, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. This years four recipients have truly set themselves apart for their commitment, and we are proud to recognize their lifelong efforts to educate the public about our Cherokee traditions. Their commitment to the conservation of Cherokee heritage will positively impact our future generations.

Shade, widow of former Deputy Principal Chief Hastings Shade, was selected for her contributions to preserving the Cherokee language. As a first-language speaker, Shade dedicated more than 30 years of her career to teaching the Cherokee language and culture. Now, she is working to translate the Oklahoma Pass Obje...


Why Cant We Just Play Ball? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted at TomDispatch. I can remember lying on my bed with a crumpled up piece of paper in my hand and throwing it at the wall while, in my mind, the announcers voice carried on: "Its a long drive to right field Furillo is going back, back, back He leaps! Hes got it!" And Continue reading "Why Cant We Just Play Ball?"

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Navajo Nation President Addresses Framework for Main Stem & LCR Water Settlement "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published August 20, 2018

WINDOW ROCK Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye met with Interior Department representatives on Thursday, August 16, to discuss the framework for a settlement of Navajo water rights on the main-stem Colorado River and the Little Colorado River (LCR).

Also present at the meeting, held at the Office of the President and Vice President, were Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates and various Council delegates. Navajo leaders met with the Secretarys Indian Water Rights Office (SIWRO), an agency that operates under the Interior Department.

The Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe have been negotiating water rights for the Colorado River and LCR for decades without substantial resolution.

Were ready to move forward on this and we have been, said President Begaye told SIWRO officials. Establishing Navajo water rights to the main-stem and LCR is critical to the future of the Navajo Nation. Ive been advocating for water allocations for homes, businesses and tribal operations, and for funding to build a pipeline to provide water to communities in the Western Agency.

In June 2017, the Udall Foundation provided mediation between the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe to work toward agreeable terms in a settlement. Although the tribes were able to gain certain consensus on some issues, they failed to come to an agreement.

President Begaye said the negotiation process is now back at square one.

When it comes to LCR, we go full circle. Weve come to this impasse before, he said. We have a good relationship with Hopi, but this is an area we cant seem to agree on. However, when it comes to water rights and how they affect the future of our people, this settlement is paramount.

President Begaye said the SIWRO, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe need to consider alternatives in reaching a settlement.

Maybe there is another way of looking at this. Yet still, Navajo is ready to move on with a settlement, President Begaye said. President Russell Begaye met with Interior Department representatives on Thursday, Aug. 16, to discuss the framework for a settlement of Navajo water rights on the main-stem Colorado River and the Little Colorado River (LCR).

Also present at the meeting, held at the Office of the President and Vice President, were Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates and various Council delegates. Navajo leaders met with the Secretarys Indian Water Rights Office (SIWRO), an agency that operates under the Interior Department.

The Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe have been negotiating water rights for the Colorado River and LCR for decades without substantial resolution.

Were ready to move forward on this and we have been...


From Beijing to the Beltway: The Revolt Against the Entitled "IndyWatch Feed War"

Elites and their privileges are under attack throughout the world, and not just in the West. While here in the US the security clearances of former national security officials are being revoked to the howls of the #TheResistance, in China the Communist Party nobility is facing a similar challenge: Elite privileges for retired high-level cadres Continue reading "From Beijing to the Beltway: The Revolt Against the Entitled"

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We want what theyve got "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The problem with all the strikes lately is that different sectors of public employees are making mileage off the back of previous striking groups. Nurses called off their planned strike on 5 July after the government put an improved offer on the table. Teachers who have already taken one day off to strike, are now [] The post We want what theyve got appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Will Pence By The First Man On Mars? And Will Zephyr Teachout Be New York Attorney General? "IndyWatch Feed"

What sounds better, "half a trillion" or "$500,000 billion?" Either way, that's how much the national debt Trump and his GOP enablers plan to leave American taxpayers jumped in the last 6 months. That's an all-time high ($21.4 trillion), complements of a fake president whose only certifiable talent is going bankrupt. Worse: as the debt continues to rise, the pace of growth has slowed this year.

Trump's always been a "What, Me Worry?" kind of guy. For his entire miserable life, someone else has cleaned up after him. No one in their right mind could have thought his stay in the White House would have been any different. He has one over-arching goal: steal everything that isn't bolted down. His newest scheme: the space force. He "came up" with it after months of lobbying for other greed-obsessed scum bags with deep financial ties to the aerospace industry. They speak his language. This is going to be another big bonanza... at the taxpayers' expense.
Rep. Jim Cooper (Blue Dog-TN), one of the early supporters of a separate service, complained that Trumps impromptu endorsement had hijacked the issue and could vastly inflate the budget process. There are many vendors of all types who are excited at the prospect of an explosion of new spending, which was not our goal, he said.

Still, when Trump abruptly embraced the idea at Miramar-- and began promoting it to wild applause at other rallies-- a moribund notion opposed by much of the Pentagon hierarchy and senior members of the Senate became a real possibility.



Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00011 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 0.90 AUD


2019: Tinubu bombs Saraki, Tambuwal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday opened up on the gale of defections that hit the ruling party recently, attributing it to inordinate ambition, selfish interests and the lure of automatic tickets being dangled before the defectors by the opposition. Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State, disclosed that []

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NBS: Banks sack 789 junior workers in 6 months "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lenders hire 11,596 contract staff, 576 senior personnel Workforce hits 101,861   No fewer than 789 junior staff in Nigerias banking industry lost their jobs between January and June 2018,ccording to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). NBS stated this in a report entitled: Selected banking sector data: Sectorial breakdown of credit,e-payment, channels and staff []

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Zamfara State under siege: Bandits kill 3,000, destroy 2,000 houses, burn 500 cars "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

           500 kidnapped for ransom Emir: We need solutions, not sympathy The ongoing banditry in Zamfara State has claimed over 3,000 lives and destruction of over 2,000 homes in the past seven years. Also, the bandits have burnt over 500 cars while 500 people were kidnapped for ransom within the same period. The state government []

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Eid-el-Kabir: IGP orders massive deployment nationwide "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As part of measures to ensure violencefree Eid-El-Kabir celebrations, the Inspector General or Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered massive deployment of men and materials across the country. Zonal Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs) as well as Command Commissioners of Police, have been directed to ensure visibility policing before, during and after the celebrations. Particular []

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Post-2015: APC, PDP test might with re-runs, by-elections "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it has been an endless test of might since the 2015 general elections as both parties continue to seize the opportunity of rerun and by elections in some senatorial districts, federal and state constituencies to prove their mettle, New Telegraph correspondents []

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Angst as Oyo demolishes Ayefeles Music House "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  politicians, youths, NUJ, SERAP flay govt   Sympathisers and passers- by wept profusely yesterday as a bulldozer belonging to the Oyo State government pulled down the building housing Fresh FM, otherwise called Music House. Some people were so annoyed that they reportedly rained curses on the government for demolishing the house located at Challenge []

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DPO, 30 others injured as Lagos communities clash "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More than 30 people, among them a Divisional Police Officer (DPO), were injured when youths of neighbouring communities at Ajegunle Layinka and Olumokun area of Lagos clashed yesterday. The warring factions burnt a police van, vandalised some buildings, including worship centres, and shops. There has been a long standing supremacy battle between youths []

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Alarm over increasing cases of children with Type 2 diabetes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The number of young people with type 2 diabetes, a medical condition which hitherto affected adults, has rocketed by 40 per cent in just four years. An audit published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPH) in London, revealed that 715 people under the age of 25 received care for type 2 []

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Profiles In Treason: The Hillary Clinton Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Profiles In Treason: The Hillary Clinton Cover-Up This Is How The Corrupt Faction Of The Deep State Conspired To Keep The Witch Out Of Prison By John Velisek Retired US Navy All News Pipeline Political correctness, diversity...

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Political Blocs Discuss Coalition Building; Seven Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Several political blocs, including one led by Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr met in Baghdad.

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Pushing treason too far "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Can the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) sustain allegation of treasonable felony against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara for failure to reconvene the National Assembly? FOLUSO OGUNMODEDE writes   Although it has opened debate on election budget following its meeting with Chairman of the Independent National Electoral []

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He Rescued Three Kittens Only To Find Out They Werent Just Any Ordinary Cats "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Not all animals are treated equally. Sad to say, lots of stray cats and their tiny kitty litters are left to fend for themselves. But it would seem that one animal lover from Israel found a bunch of kittens abandoned on the side of the road, and his heart couldnt handle leaving them there to fend for themselves. He took them to the vet to see if they could do anything for the poor creatures who looked like they were about to die.

But what he was soon going to discover was that they were no ordinary cats, and because of his kindness, these tiny creatures were given the best chance of survival they were ever going to get.

On His Way To Work


Hamdan Shibli, an 18-year old from Israel, was on his way to work when he noticed something on the side of the road. Two little kittens happened to be cuddling together, thin and completely alone.


252 advisers, assistants dump Tambuwal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In what appears like a political earthquake, 252 Special Advisers and Special Assistants appointed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State have resigned their appointments. And they have returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) instead of working under a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government. Alhaji Ibrahim Haske, a special adviser to the governor and []

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8 Steps To Speaking With Your Touch "IndyWatch Feed World"

When it comes to really touching others in a way that speaks to them you have to know what youre doing. While we are all capable, not many are aware of what it takes to be able to do so.

Tuning into your intimate self is not as hard as it may seem. If you want to really sweep someone off of their feet or just really put emotion into your touch, you can. The one best way to learn more about how to be sensual or more emotional with your touch is to practice.

8 Steps To Speaking With Your Touch:

Step 1: Find Someone To Practice With.

This could be a friend or a partner. Just someone you dont mind sharing things like this with. This person doesnt have to be someone youre going to be romantic with, just someone you trust.

Step 2: Sit Together Facing One Another. (Eyes Closed)

With this person sit together and face one another. Close your eyes and from here allow yourself a moment. Just relax and clear your mind.

Step 3: Choose What Emotion Or Desire You Wish To Express.

Choose which emotion or desire youre trying to send out into the world. Figure out what it is youre wanting to portray and make sure that you are being clear with it. Start off with something simple, try not to overdo it.

Step 4: Touch Your Partner.

Now, touch your partner in a way that you think will respectfully send out what you are trying to say. Dont be pervy or overstep any boundaries just touch his or her arm or swiftly caress a shoulder. Whatever you feel will get that emotion out into the world.

Step 5: Allow Your Partner To Respond

Allow your partner in this to respond to that touch and you listen to what their touch is saying to you. You can respond to their touch and so forth or move on to the next step. That all depends on where you two are in your situation together.

Step 6: Both Of You Open Your Eyes And Discuss What You Were Hearing.

Open your eyes and go over what happened with one another. He or she tells you what they got from it and you do the same. Allow things to be gone over as detailed as possible.

Step 7: Repeat This Process Several Times.

Now that you have gone over things a bit try again a few times and see if you improve. Each time stop and talk it over. Once you have done this enough move to the last step.

Step 8:  Go Over The Areas That Need Improvement.

From here ask your partner if there is anything that he or she would have you improve on and work outside of this situation to improve on it. This is not only something that helps it learn more it also teaches your partner. Once youve got where you feel you are comfortable take this out into the real world and give it a go.


Top Democrat Lawmaker and Former Impeached Judge Cracks Joke About Trump Drowning in the Potomac (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

In 1988 Alcee Hastings was impeached for bribery and perjury.

Hastings was then convicted in 1989 by the United States Senate, becoming the sixth federal judge in the history of the United States to be removed from office by the Senate.

In 2011 Hastings was sued for sexual harassment.

Today Rep. Alcee Hastings is a top Democrat in the US House of Representatives.

This weekend at a rally in Florida Alcee Hastings cracked a joke about President Trump drowning in the Potomac.

Alcee Hastings: Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe? A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and cant swim. And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.

Via The Daily Caller:

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Kroger Launches Trial of Same-Day Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service in Scottsdale, Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Kroger launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Arizona

Starting today, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Fry's Food Storesa brand owned by grocery giant Kroger. The technology is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google's self-driving car project. We profiled the company in May.

Kroger says that deliveries will have a flat $5.95 delivery fee, and customers can schedule same-day or next-day deliveries. Initially, the deliveries will be made by Nuro's fleet of modified Toyota Priuses with a safety driver behind the wheel. But Kroger expects to start using Nuro's production modelwhich doesn't even have space for a driverthis fall.

Kroger is the United States's largest supermarket chain by revenue, the second-largest general retailer (behind Walmart), and the eighteenth largest company in the United States.

Previously: An Unmanned Car May Soon Deliver Your Kroger Groceries

Related: Walmart and Waymo to Trial Driverless Shuttle Service in Phoenix for Grocery Pickups

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Conservation entrepreneurs are ready to get down to business. Watch their pitches here. "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Meet the startup entrepreneurs who are doing business to support dwindling ecosystems. If you share their passion, here's where you can turn to for support in nurturing your nature-based enterprise.


"Afghanistan: The War That Shames America" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Afghanistan: The War That Shames America"
by Eric Margolis

"After 17 bloody years, the longest war in US history continues without relent or purpose in Afghanistan. There, a valiant, fiercely-independent people, the Pashtun (Pathan) mountain tribes, have battled the full  might of the US Empire to a stalemate that has so far cost American taxpayers $4 trillion, and 2,371 dead and 20,320 wounded soldiers. No one knows how many Afghans have died. The number is kept secret.

Pashtun tribesmen in the Taliban alliance and their allies are fighting to oust all foreign troops from Afghanistan and evict the western-imposed and backed puppet regime in Kabul that pretends to be the nations legitimate government. Withdraw foreign troops and the Kabul regime would last for only days. 

The whole thing smells of the Vietnam War. Lessons so painfully learned by America in that conflict have been completely forgotten and the same mistakes repeated. The lies and happy talk from politicians, generals and media continue apace.  

This week, Taliban forces occupied the important strategic city of Ghazni on the road from Peshawar to Kabul. It took three days and massive air attacks by US B-1 heavy bombers, Apache helicopter gun ships, A-10 ground attack aircraft, and massed warplanes from US bases in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar and the 5th US Fleet to finally drive back the Taliban assault. Taliban also overran key military targets in Kabul and the countryside, killing hundreds of government troops in a sort of Afghan Tet offensive. Afghan regime police and army units put up feeble resistance or ran away. Parts of...


Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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What Traffic Shows Us About Communists (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What Traffic Shows Us About Communists Video The Patriot Nurse Video Source

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Trump Kills Brennans Clearance, 2339 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Canadian Government Moves To Block Freedom of Speech in Effort to Prop-up Justin "IndyWatch Feed"

Under the auspices of making moves to block election interference from outside interests the government of Justin from Canada is moving to block internet content critical of Trudeau and his policies. Simultaneously and ironically, the same Canadian government is spending Continue reading


Anna Von Reitz -- The Fetid Stench From Benghazi "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Fetid Stench From Benghazi

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

I wept in anger when General Carter Ham was "arrested" by his sneaky little gobber-faced "UN Shadow" and removed from command for trying to rescue Ambassador Stevens and the other brave men at the compound in Benghazi.

I knew for sure that those men --- including General Ham --- had been grossly betrayed.

And they were betrayed, all of them, those who were killed by the mob and those who were supposed to rescue them, by some grimy little criminals in political offices--- criminals who have yet to face justice.

For all of those who have wondered -- WTF happened at Benghazi? --- here it is, with thanks to Benjamin for reminding me:


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Wealthy countries can no longer pretend that climate change wont affect them "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

With the deadly human cost of climate change now staring world leaders in the face, could we finally be reaching a tipping point?


Virgo Season Is Coming! Doing These 7 Things Will Make Life A Lot Easier "IndyWatch Feed World"

Virgo season begins on August 23rd and will not end until September 22nd. Virgo season is a time in which many of us are pushed to slow down and really prioritize our own well-being.

During Virgo season it is easy to get carried away or to forget the important things. During this time you need to try and make life easier on yourself. While the energies surrounding Virgo season are quite positive and productive they are also not as simple as you might think they should be. The following things will make life a lot easier, and will allow you to move forward with a clearer mind.

Doing These 7 Things Will Make Things A Bit Easier:

1. Practice improve yourself slowly.

Dont dive head over heels into self-improvement. Take things slow, go one step at a time. If you put yourself too far into things, they might go wrong.

2. Stop procrastinating over things.

Procrastinating isnt going to do you any good. Get things that need to be done situated, because the sooner you get moving the better.

3. Show yourself more compassion.

Be more compassionate towards yourself, because you are no superhero. Sometimes you will fall, you have to be able to help yourself back up.

4. Remove the clutter.

Get rid of the clutter in your life. Whether it is physical clutter or just clutter of the mind. If you need to get rid of some things or some toxic people, do it.

5. Actually, plan things out.

Dont jump into things! Make sure that everything you do is planned out. It doesnt have to be planned out to the very minute but an overall plan makes a huge difference.

6. Dont forget to take breaks.

Dont forget to take breaks from time to time. You shouldnt overwhelm yourself, you need to relax and allow yourself a moment to breathe. You are only human and it is okay for you to let yourself breathe.

7. Do not let other people control you.

Dont let other people control you or how you feel. You are your own person, and only you are in charge of how you feel.


Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed"

It looks likely that there is at least one juror in the Paul Manafort trial who is annoying their peers. It's never a good sign when the jury asks the judge to provide a definition of reasonable doubt. Of course, the judge explained that the government doesn't have to remove any possible doubt, so that likely gave the other jurors the ammunition they were looking for.

Likewise, the judge answered their question on tax law by explaining that, yes, Paul Manafort had to fill out a FBAR form, so that shot down another possible objection to convicting him.

Still, there seems to be a holdout so a mistrial is a real possibility.


Georgia is Back to Jim Crow Tactics "IndyWatch Feed"

Its getting old detailing all the crappy ways that Republicans try to game elections rather than just going out and trying to win them. The latest comes from Georgia, where the game is to hold down black turnout by closing the polling places most convenient to black folks:

Civil rights advocates are objecting to a proposal to close about 75 percent of polling locations in a predominantly black south Georgia county.

The Randolph County elections board is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss a proposal that would eliminate seven of nine polling locations in the county, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. Included in the proposed closures is Cuthbert Middle School where nearly 97 percent of voters are black.

There is strong evidence that this was done with intent to make it harder for African Americans, ACLU of Georgia attorney Sean Young said. The ACLU has sent a letter to the elections board demanding that the polling places remain open and has filed open records requests for information about the proposal to close the polling places.

This is the kind of stuff that the Voting Rights Act was supposed to prevent. A state like Georgia with a history of black disenfranchisement isnt supposed to be able to move around polling places without getting preclearance from the Department of Justice. But that all ended when the pre-Gorsuch, pre-Kavanaugh Roberts Court decided it was conservative enough to declare racism obsolete.

In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back Voting Rights Act requirements that required many jurisdictions to receive permission before changing ways people are allowed to vote. They used to have to prove the voting changes werent discriminatory, but thats no longer the case.

This is an example of what localities are doing without the pre-clearance requirement, Andrea Young said.

In addition to statewide offices, Randolph County voters will also vote for state legislative seats in November. All nine polling locations were used during this years primary and Republican run-off, so it is unclear why the locations would be closed down, Andrea Young said.

Since the Democrats nominated a charismatic black woman as their gubernatorial candidate, the Good Old Boys are naturally tapping into their inner Lester Maddox.

But theyll just say that Lester Maddox was a Democrat and the Democrats are the real racists. And, in any case, would Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III really do anything to protect black voting rights even if he actually needed to mak...

Trump Rallies Are Spiritually Debased "IndyWatch Feed"

I get what Alex Wagner is trying to say, but I think shes off on several points. For starters, theres really nothing surprising or especially meaningful about the fact that you can find genuine joy at a Trump rally. Wagner points out that Trumpism is an invitation for people to unmask themselves, but theres an element of unmasking and discovery in many if not most mass gatherings. Ill give you three examples from my own life.

Back when I was on Dead Tour, Id routinely have people pull up alongside my car and give me a big smile or a double thumbs up. It often took me a moment to understand that theyd seen my Dead bumper sticker and assumed that Id be a friendly member of the tribe. The actual concerts were like this on a large scale, with people from all corners of the world converging for a common purpose and then creating a temporary micro-culture filled with extraordinary good will and its own transgressive set of rules and values. The music was the organizing event, but the ability to impose our will and overwhelm the cops for three days in this city and then three days in that city? That gave us a feeling of real solidarity and power that we lacked when we were back home and atomized across the country.

Another example was the memorial service for my close high school friend Bobby Sheehan, the bass player for Blues Traveler who passed away in 1999. The service was held in a large church in Brooklyn and the whole surrounding neighborhood became its own culture for about six hours that day. The occasion couldnt have been sadder or more tragic for the people involved, but it wasnt long before everyone was walking around with giant smiles on their faces, ecstatic to see old friends and genuinely elevated by the discovery that there were thousands of people sharing their grief. There was something transgressive about feeling so much happiness on such a properly somber occasion, but that didnt prevent it from happening on a wide scale.

The last example Ill provide is the Yearly Kos convention that was held in Las Vegas in 2006. Most of the conventioneers in that inaugural conference had only known each other previously by pseudonymous user names. We actually had both our user and real names on our badges, so we were doubly unmasking ourselves. It seemed like half the attendees were skipping or walking on air, and that was the result of finding likeminded people in a country still in the grip of the Big Post-9/11 Fear. Two years earlier, we had been isolated, shouting impotently at our televisions. Now we were getting down to work to win Congress back from Denny Hastert and Tom DeLay and bring an end to the war. When we had been alone, they picked us off as unpatriotic, but now we had...

My Faith is in Nemesis "IndyWatch Feed"

In my political writing, I very rarely find much use for my study of Ancient Greek language or philosophy, but lately Ive been thinking more and more about Nemesis, the goddess of indignation who exacted retribution for foul acts and brought down to size anyone enjoying an undeserved good fortune. Another culture might call this karma or just deserts. The Book of Proverbs says, Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. I think every culture knows the feeling that someone deserves a good comeuppance. Indignation is a universal emotion.

The Greeks had a word that we now use for prideful and haughty spirits: hubris. Those filled with hubris are arrogant, conceited, overconfident, and ultimately blind to the true human condition. The original use of the word hubris was related but different. Heres how Aristotle defined it:

To cause shame to the victim, not in order that anything may happen to you, nor because anything has happened to you, but merely for your own gratification. Hubris is not the requital of past injuries; this is revenge. As for the pleasure in hubris, its cause is this: men think that by ill-treating others they make their own superiority the greater.

In this sense, hubris wasnt a condition but a specific act (and criminal charge). It could be mocking a man after youve beaten him down. It could be sexually assaulting someone just to humiliate them. It could be giving a less powerful person a demeaning nickname and joking at their expense on Twitter. It really describes the pleasure a sadist gets out of being sadistic.

The antidote for this kind of bully is Nemesis.

But Nemesis...

Rolling the Dice on Ironstache "IndyWatch Feed"

For the most part, Democratic voters have done a good job of weeding out candidates who might have difficulty winning a general election due to poor ideological fit or lack of credentials or problematic pasts or just plain kookiness. In Paul Ryans district last night, the Democratic primary voters took a big chance on working class hero and ironworker Randy Ironstache Bryce.

His opponent, teacher and Janesville School Board member Cathy Myers, argued throughout the campaign that Bryce would be unelectable. Near the end, she ran an attack ad that summarized her case:

Bryce became a viral video star, and a magnet for national small-donor progressive cash, after his dramatic launch video that played up his union laborer bona fides. Myers is now trying to sound an alarm, arguing that his checkered past will make him unelectable come November.

But Myers spot Contrast this isnt your usual attack ad, with sinister music and an ominous-sounding narrator. Instead, it nestles a vicious attack on Bryce around an uplifting ode to single motherhood.

The ad is narrated by a single mom with purple hair, who begins by saying, being a single mom is definitely a lot to juggle, but at the end of the day, seeing my kids succeed is very rewarding.

She shares her initial interest in Bryce, This election is really important to me. When I heard about Randy Bryce, I wanted to know more.

The ad offers a quick sample of the effusive national TV coverage Bryce has received, before shifting tone. But what I learned shocked me, says the mom.

The mom delivers the first blow. At the same time Randy Bryce was buying Twitter followers and giving over $8000 to his own political campaigns, he was failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support and old debts.

The next comes from TV news reports that dug up his arrest record, which includes an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol in 1998. One news report includes Bryces apology, as well as the first words we hear from Myers: The problem with that is that its going to be exploited by the Republicans.

The single mom returns to say: My family cannot afford to lose this election, and I cant vote for Randy when theres a candidate like Cathy Myers.

Ms. Myers was correct about the Republicans...


John Brennan: I Didnt Mean That Trump Committed Treason When I Said That Trump Committed Treason "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

John Brennan: I Didnt Mean That Trump Committed Treason When I Said That Trump Committed Treason by Jim Hoft The Gateway Pundit Former Obama CIA Director and alleged puppet master of the Trump-Russia conspiracy accused President Trump of acting treasonous...

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[slackware-security] ntp (SSA:2018-229-01) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Aug 19

[slackware-security] ntp (SSA:2018-229-01)

New ntp packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/ntp-4.2.8p12-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This release improves on one security fix in ntpd:
LOW/MEDIUM: Sec 3012: Sybil vulnerability: ephemeral association attack
While fixed in...


[SECURITY] [DSA 4278-1] jetty9 security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Moritz Muehlenhoff on Aug 19

Debian Security Advisory DSA-4278-1 security () debian org Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 19, 2018

Package : jetty9
CVE ID : CVE-2017-7656 CVE-2017-7657...


How To Fall Asleep in 2 Minutes, 2338 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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[slackware-security] samba (SSA:2018-229-02) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Slackware Security Team on Aug 19

[slackware-security] samba (SSA:2018-229-02)

New samba packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/samba-4.6.16-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
This is a security release in order to address the following defects:
Insufficient input validation on client directory listing in libsmbclient.



Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Study Shows Cell Phone Towers Harmful To Animals, Plants 5G Will Be Much Worse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Electromagnetic Radiation From Power Lines and Cell Towers Disorientates Birds, Insects, Affects Plant Health

EKLIPSE is a UK based organization that aims to, "improve the integration of emerging issues into policy development related to or impacting on biodiversity and ecosystem services."

The Telegraph reports that the nonprofit research group analyzed 97 studies and came to the conclusion that radiation from power lines, Wi-Fi, broadcast transmitters, and cellular towers pose a credible risk to wildlife and also degrades plant health.

They warn that the upcoming 5G rollout could cause greater harm.

Animals including birds, mammals, insects and many others use the earths geomagnetic field as a magnetic compass. The EKLIPSE report showed that the magnetic orientation of birds, insects, spiders, and other animals including mammals can be disrupted by electromagnetic radiation. The report also established that these radiations also have an adverse effect on plant metabolism.

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Whitebaiters Warned Off Driving On Waikanae Estuary "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Three separate agencies, and the Police, have given warning theyll enforce laws banning vehicles from the Waikanae Estuary, which []


[SECURITY] [DSA 4277-1] mutt security update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Aug 19

Debian Security Advisory DSA-4277-1 security () debian org Salvatore Bonaccorso
August 17, 2018

Package : mutt
CVE ID : CVE-2018-14349 CVE-2018-14350...


Pelosi to Democrats Who Oppose Her Bid for Speaker: I Dont Care "IndyWatch Feed"

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during a weekly press conference at the US Capitol on January 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Nancy Pelosi has a message for those Democrats who think they can oppose her as the next speaker.
I dont care.

In other words get back in line and shut up.
Pelosi will be the next Speaker if Democrats win on their vision of open borders, job cuts and higher taxes.
You can take that to the bank. reported:

In a recent interview with The New York Times, the California Democrat said she just doesnt care about the number of Democratic candidates on the campaign trail in the 2018 election cycle who openly oppose her desire to wield the speakers gavel once again if distancing themselves from her is helpful for their local elections.

I dont care, she told the outlet. Let them do whatever they want. We have to win an election.

Pelosi also delineated a test for any aspiring party leader. She said any Democrat who hopes to assume her post should have a following, [and] that theyve shown a vision for the country.

Any would-be challenger, she said, must show that they have huge fundraising prowess, as well.

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THE LOCAL GODS OF SILICON VALLEY | THIS WEEK IN STUPID Video Sargon of Akkad TDC Note I hope you are noticing that The Daily Coin is posting more and more vids that are not on the America-hating...

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Psychology Explains Why Brutally Honest People Make The Best Friends! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weve all had that one friend that has absolutely no filter they tell you exactly what they think, how they feel and what they want in any given situation. While this can be frustrating and hard to hear, there are many benefits to having a blunt friend in your life!

Each of us holds an important role in our group of friends, driven by our unique personality traits. Some people are highly compassionate, acting as the caregiver or parental figure, while others may be incredibly practical, helping each of us to keep our feet firmly planted on the ground. Blunt individuals teach us the value of honesty and clarity, living their life without holding back. This often pushes people away, unable to handle the sometimes brutal or harsh truth However, for those who are able to maintain a friendship with these blunt individuals will have found an incredible companion for life!

Here are 7 reasons why brutally honest people make the best friends:

#1 They have high moral standards, and they wont settle for less.

Often blunt people are highly misunderstood due to the fact that they say the things that everyone else is thinking, but no one else wants to say. People assume that they dont care about others, or even that they enjoy causing drama or hurting others. The truth is that they have extremely high moral standards that they arent willing to compromise for anyone. They have a clear understanding of right and wrong, and their blunt, harsh statements are merely their attempt to keep everyone else on track. Once you understand this, youll know that your friend has their heart in the right spot, with genuine intentions and a solid moral code.

#2 They are protective of the people that they love.

Blunt people dont allow just anyone into their inner circle, but if youve found a place in their heart then you can rest assured that they will go to great lengths to take care of you. They can handle someone insulting or disrespecting them to a degree, they wont tolerate it, but they arent going to let it control their thoughts and feelings. However, if they hear someone talking crap about the people they love then watch out. This will trigger their protective instincts, fighting to defend those that they care about most.

#3 They will ensure that you always know exactly where you stand.

If you have ever had someone in your life that has faked a connection, then you know how hurtful it can be to discover that you so-called friend has lied to in that way. This is a major betrayal, but not one that you have to worry about if you have a blunt friend. They are very clear about where they stand at a...


ZAP/POOFness Report: "Respect" -- August 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

" The Office of Poofness "


Aretha Franklin

(oo) What you want

(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I'm askin'
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone

Ain't gonna do you wrong (oo) 'cause I don't wanna (oo)
All I'm askin' (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money

And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

[instrumental break]

Ooo, your kisses (oo)

Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)


India mounts awareness campaign as maize-eating moth detected "IndyWatch Feed World"

India has launched an awareness campaign for farmers about the fall armyworm moth following confirmation that the voracious maize-eating pest has reached the country.


Chicago Hope Academy Graduates Entrepenuers and Humanitarians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Chicago Hope Academy is a program started by John Vaile, president of Vaile Financial Group, in the North Lawndale neighborhood, with the intent of inspiring teens to remain in their community and open businesses. Some schools are changing lives and taking their neighborhood back using a combination of education, athletics, and faith. One could proclaim []


Stacking Concrete Blocks Is a Surprisingly Efficient Way to Store Energy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I like to follow these relatively low-tech methods of energy storage, even though they dont seem to catch on. Its interesting to see a modern take on old ideas. The Energy Vault (below) is a similar concept to the Ares, which stores energy by moving a mass up a hill on rails. The Energy Vault, []


Dementia: A lesson in love and patience. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In my lifetime, I hadnt known anyone with dementia, so when my dear mother started behaving strangely soon after turning ninety, it took some time for the penny to drop that she was going down the difficult dementia track.  When my dad died she was 85, so full of life and with a great ( [] The post Dementia: A lesson in love and patience. appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Iran Mulls Solutions to Sell Oil Bypassing US Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Iran Mulls Solutions to Sell Oil Bypassing US Sanctions from Sputnik News The EU previously pledged to resist US sanctions on Tehran by implementing legislation allowing European businesses not to comply with restrictive US measures against the Islamic Republic, introduced...

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Saying Goodbye to Planet Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

The spectacular rise of human civilizationits agrarian societies, cities, states, empires and industrial and technological advances ranging from irrigation and the use of metals to nuclear fusiontook place during the last 10,000 years, after the last ice age. Much of North America was buried, before the ice retreated, under sheets eight times the height of the Empire State Building. This tiny span of time on a planet that is 4.5 billion years old is known as the Holocene Age. It now appears to be coming to an end with the refusal of our species to significantly curb the carbon emissions and pollutants that might cause human extinction. The human-induced change to the ecosystem, at least for many thousands of years, will probably make the biosphere inhospitable to most forms of life.

The planet is transitioning under our onslaught to a new era called the Anthropocene. This era is the product of violent conquest, warfare, slavery, genocide and the Industrial Revolution, which began about 200 years ago, and saw humans start to burn a hundred million years of sunlight stored in the form of coal and petroleum. The numbers of humans climbed to over 7 billion. Air, water, ice and rock, which are interdependent, changed. Temperatures climbed. The Anthropocene, for humans and most other species, will most likely conclude with extinction or a massive die-off, as well as climate conditions that will preclude most known life forms. We engineered our march toward collective suicide although global warming was first identified in 1896 by the Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius.

The failure to act to ameliorate global warming exposes the myth of human progress and the illusion that we are rational creatures. We ignore the wisdom of the past and the stark scientific facts before us. We are entranced by electronic hallucinations and burlesque acts, including those emanating from the centers of power, and this ensures our doom. Speak this unpleasant truth and you are condemned by much of society. The mania for hope and magical thinking is as seductive in the Industrial Age as it was in pre-modern societies.

Ate and Nemesis were minor deities who were evoked in ancient Greek drama. Those infected with hubris, the Greeks warned, lost touch with the sacred, believed they could defy fate, or fortuna, and abandoned humility and virtue. They thought of themselves as gods. Their hubris blinded them to human limits and led them to carry out acts of suicidal folly, embodied in the god Ate. This provoked the wrath of the gods. Divine retribution, in the form of Nemesis, led to tragedy and death and then restored balance and order, once those poisoned with hubris were eradicated. Too late, too late you see the path of wisdom, the Chorus in the play Antigone tells Creon, ruler of Thebes, whose family has died because of his hubris.



Images 19/8/18 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Updates and commentary on Ronell case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

cn: sexual harassment

A few days ago, I shared a story about Avital Ronell, a professor of literature at NYU, who was investigated and found guilty of sexual harassment of one of her former grad students.

Ive been somewhat following updates on Brian Leiters blog.  A few interesting tidbits:

  1. Ronell issued a statement defending herself.  She said that her victim, Reitman, replied back with affectionate language, and occasionally initiated the interactions.  Simultaneously, Reitman described Ronell as a monster to other people he talked to.  This is an attempt to paint Reitman as duplicitous, but in fact it supports Reitmans side.  It suggests that Reitman didnt actually like Ronell, and only participated because he was being coerced.  (Kinda reminds me of Richard Carriers defense of himself, but I cant talk about that..)
  2. According to some of the people who signed the letter in support of Ronell, the letter did not express their real reasons for defending Ronell.  The letter claimed that they did not know the contents of the investigation, but that was a lie, and the professors simply couldnt admit or disclose any of the knowledge they had.  One person claimed that the letter actually worked, and the university backed down from an earlier stronger punishment of Ronell.  The most horrifying thing about this letter, is the thought that it could actually persuade university administrators.I do not know what the signatories knew about Ronells case that made them take her side.  Im guessing its something like, Reitman was reciprocating, i.e. something totally irrelevant and ignorant of the realities of sexual violence.
  3. One of Reitmans claims was that Ronell retaliated against him for bringing her under investigation.  Note, Reitman couldnt necessarily know if there was retaliation, since it might come in the form of faint praise in letters of recommendation, and Reitman doesnt necessarily see those letters.  The Title IX investigation looked at the letters and they thought there was no retaliation.  Another interesting bit is that Reitman claims that Ronell was previously under a Title IX investigation brought by another student, and she openly spoke to Reitman about retaliating against the other student.

Ive seen several news outl...


Coded Frog-Message From Rebel Alliance Humorist Engineer Joe Dan Gorman. "IndyWatch Feed"

In an effort to avoid the land mines of social media de-platforming, cousin Joe Dan Gorman has smuggled out another set of brilliantly coded Rebel Alliance video messages from deep inside the froglegs internets. If you poke a hole in Continue reading


Time to put the ocean at the heart of climate talks "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Changes to the ocean and cryosphere are key to understanding climate change.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tanzania's Ruling Party Responds to U.S Criticisms Over By-election
Tanzanias ruling party on Saturday responded to criticisms by the United States over its August 12 by-election, saying it is an independent country and cannot be intimidated.

The United States Embassy in Tanzania had said the East African nations local by-election was marred by violence and irregularities.

Bashiru Ally, Secretary General of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party also known as the Party of the Revolution, told a public meeting that it is not ready to accept any interference on our governance, adding we will continue to govern ourselves.

The United States is one of Tanzanias largest donors.

In July, Tanzanian President John Magufuli, whose term, began in late 2015, said the CCM would remain in power forever.

Magufuli has been criticised as running an authoritarian regime by his critics. His Party of the Revolution is the dominant and one of the longest-ruling parties in Africa.

On the eve of election, the US in a statement cited credible reports of electoral violence and irregularities. It also cited the National Electoral Commissions refusal to register opposition candidates, police intimidation of opposition party members, arrests without warrants, suppression of assembly and the right to freedom of speech.



Indonesian court rejects bid to stop coal power plant expansion "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Residents say the expansion will lead to increased air and water pollution, damage crops, and have a negative impact on wildlife.


So many papers, so many books, and creationists cant be bothered to read them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A creationist told me I had to explain the origin of life to him. So I did.


An update from the beautiful Goldfields desert from Walkatjurra Walkabout. "IndyWatch Feed National"

An update from the beautiful Goldfields desert from Walkatjurra Walkabout. 

The Walkatjurra Walkabout has enjoyed the first fourteen days of walking with Traditional Owners to protect country and stop uranium mining despite freezing overnight temperatures and long hot days.

This week, a group of 55 people gathered at the gates Yeelirrie to support Traditional Owners, Aunty Shirley and Lizzie Wonyabong and Vicky Abdhullah in the 40-year struggle to stop the proposed Yeelirrie uranium mine. The three women have shared stories of the area where they and their families grew up and the connection they have to this land. As we walk, they show us the bush tucker, the plants used for medicine, and the plants used for other purposes. We listen, we learn, and together we enjoy the beauty of this land.



The ABC and Australian law enforcement agencies will have this man's blood on their hands "IndyWatch Feed National"

I've seen their ABC commit some low acts in their push to "legitimise" refugees and show that "refugees" come from all walks of life. Their bullshit about RAN sailors torturing illegal boat people springs to mind, along with countless stories promoting the purported suffering of Manus Island and Nauru detainees....


Turks Flock To Safe Haven Assets As Lira Plummets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Turks Flock To Safe Haven Assets As Lira Plummets By Alex Kimani  Safe Haven Economic and financial crises have a way of making investors appreciate the role of gold as a safe haven asset. Although this tends to be most noticeable...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique's Debt Crisis: Who Will Pay the Bill?
Deutsche Welle, Antonio Cascais
19 Aug 2018 21:34

The government says by 2025, the deal could generate revenues of as much as $2.3-million a year.

Public hospitals have no medicines and there are no gloves in the maternity wards. The situation is getting more and more serious, said Eufrignia dos Reis from the Mozambique Debt Group (Grupo Moambicano da Dvida), a civil society organization fighting for debt reform.

The countrys economic woes were brought on by secret loans that were backed by Mozambiques financial minister without parliamentary approval as is required by the constitution.

The Mozambique Debt Group, as well as other civil society organizations, wants these loans to be declared illegal. This could help the Southern African nation find a way out of its debt crisis.

The $2-billion loans from Credit Suisse and Russian lender VTB were made to three state companies supposedly for the purchase of naval equipment and a fishing fleet. Not only have the companies failed to start operating, the whereabouts of some $500-million cant be traced.

Because the state guaranteed the loans, it is responsible for paying them back. When this extra $2-billion in debt was added to the government accounts in 2016, it raised Mozambiques debt ratio to unsustainable levels. In 2017, the country announced it wouldnt be able to make its debt repayments, triggering an debt crisis that is still being felt in Mozambique today.

The people responsible must be prosecuted but our government protects those responsible. Its their party members, $2-billion has gone underground and its the people who are now paying! dos Reis told DW in an interview.

Mozambicans are fighting back

Numerous civil society groups have sprung up advocating for debt transparency. Several of them, including the Mozambique Debt Group, have sought help from the London-based organisation, the Jubilee Dept Campaign, in their push for justice.

We want the debt to be considered illegal, explained Jubilee Dept Campaign coordinator Tim Jones, because it has not been duly contracted. We want the government people responsible to be held accountable in court, a...


Restricted U.S. Army Space Operations Manual "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

FM 3-14, Army Space Operations, provides an overview of space operations in the Army and is consistent and compatible with joint doctrine. FM 3-14 links Army space operations doctrine to joint space operations doctrine as expressed in JP 3-14, Space Operations and other joint doctrinal publications. This FM establishes guidance for employing space and space-based systems and capabilities to support United States (U.S.) Army land warfighting dominance. It provides a general overview of overhead support to Army operations, reviews national guidance and direction, and outlines selected unique space-related Army capabilities. The doctrine in this manual documents Army thought for the best use of space capabilities. This manual also contains tactics and procedures outlining how to plan, integrate, and execute Army space operations.

Space is a warfighting domain with different characteristics from air, land, sea, and cyberspace domains. Space is identified as one of the Global Commons as defined in the National Military Strategy of the United States of America. Army space operations enable Army and joint warfighting, and use of space capabilities is an inherently joint venture. The need for the Army to accomplish space operations is firmly established in national and Service level policies. Moreover, this FM is rooted in Army operations and consistent with Joint doctrine. Space capabilities and the space domain provide a global perspective as satellites allow routine access to denied areas of the Earth.

The space environment is harsh and the distances involved are vast, but it offers unique advantages that make it worthwhile to overcome the adversities of the operational environment. To that end, the space environment continues to become more congested, contested, and competitive. The uses of space are many, applications vary, and space-enabled capabilities are constantly evolving. It is important that Soldiers continue to look to the future with responsiveness, adaptability, and flexibility toward how space enables the Armys warfighting functions in the conduct of unified land operations.

Army space operations includes all aspects of the employment of specialized Army space forces but also the spectrum of activities associated to the planning, preparation, integration and execution support required to ensure synchronized and effective space-based capabilities from all sources are available to support dominant land operations as part of Unified Action. Army space operations are heavily influenced by understanding the constraints, limitations, and operational needs of the land component users with regard to those space-based capabilities.

The Army depends on space capabilities to enable and enhance unified land operations. Virtually every Army operation relies on space capabilities to some degree to enhance the effectiveness of combat forces. Space capabilities enable the Army to communicate, navigate, targ...





Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique Media Fees Attract Criticism
8.08.2018 at 23h21
APA News

Mozambiques National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) has warned that the imposition of licensing fees on the countrys mass media must not compromise the fundamental right of the public to information, APA can report on Saturday.This comes after the Mozambican government announced plans to introduce hefty license fees for local and foreign journalists in an apparent attempt to discourage reporting from the country.

Local correspondents will pay $2,500 per trip for media accreditation while foreign correspondents living in Mozambique will be charged $8,300 per year.

Mozambican journalists reporting for foreign news outlets will be required to pay $3,500 for an annual accreditation.

This is 50 times more than the countrys statutory minimum wage, estimated at around $70 per month.

In a media statement to APA on Saturday, the CNDH, added its voice to the chorus of criticism of the proposed fees.

It conceded that the government has the right to update licensing and accreditation fees, but said such a measure should not undermine the right to information.

The CNDH points out that the current legal framework on access to information takes as its guidelines the greatest divulging of information and free access to information In other words, access to information is a matter of public interest and this access should be promoted and facilitated.

It added: The legal framework meant that the relevant state bodies must take measures to promote the broadest possible access to information.

CNDS also warns that the enormous fees imposed by the July decree are not in line with the guidelines contained in the legal instruments on the right to information that are in force in the country.

The justification given for the fees is that they are necessary to ensure the sustainability of the sector but none of the money raised by the fees will go to the media.

The decree states that 60 percent of the money from the fees will go to the state budget, and the remaining 40 per cent will go to the governments press office (Gabinfo).

Meanwhile, the government is showing signs of backing down.

On Tuesday, its spokesperson, the...


Australian Teenager Pleads Guilty to Hacking Apple's Network "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder

A teenage boy from Australia has pleaded guilty to hacking into Apple's network and downloading internal files, according to reports. The 16-year-old accessed 90 gigabytes worth of files, breaking into the system many times over the course of a year from his suburban home in Melbourne, reports The Age newspaper.

It says he stored the documents in a folder called 'hacky hack hack'.

Apple insists that no customer data was compromised. But The Age reports that the boy had accessed customer accounts.

In a statement to the BBC, Apple said: "We vigilantly protect our networks and have dedicated teams of information security professionals that work to detect and respond to threats. In this case, our teams discovered the unauthorised access, contained it, and reported the incident to law enforcement. We regard the data security of our users as one of our greatest responsibilities and want to assure our customers that at no point during this incident was their personal data compromised."

Also at Reuters.

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Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Todays map was recommended by Lushy WWII Shipwrecks around the World Most were merchant and cargo vessels, of which about 75% were a result of the German U-boats According to the War Shipping Administration, the U.S. Merchant Marine suffered the highest rate of casualties of any service in World War II. Officially, a total of 1,554 [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Dr Blake Mysteries S03 E06 Women and Children "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an Australian television series that premiered on ABC TV on 1 February 2013 at 8:30 pm] The series stars Craig McLachlan in the lead role of Doctor Lucien Blake, who returns home to Ballarat, northwest of Melbourne, in the late 1950s to take over his late fathers general medical practice and role as police surgeon after an absence of 30 years. Five series aired as of 2017, with a telemovie scheduled to close the program at the completion of the fifth season.

In October 2017, the Seven Network announced they acquired production rights for 2018. Producers later announced production would be suspended pending outcome of the police investigation of the sexual assault allegations directed at Craig McLachlan. He was cleared of the charges In April 2018, Seven Network announced a series of telemovies including all the present cast except Craig McLachlan



Restoring A 100 Year Old Vice To Pristine Condtion "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We love our vices. They hold pipes for us to saw away at, wood while we carve, and circuit boards so that we can solder on components. So we keep them in shape by cleaning and greasing them every now and then, [MakeEverything] went even further. He found a 100-year-old vice that was in very rough shape and which was going to be thrown out and did a beautiful restoration job on it.

It was actually worse than in rough shape. At some point, one of the jaws had been replaced by welding on a piece of rebar where the jaw would normally go. So he made entirely new jaws from solid brass as well as the pins to hold them firmly in place. We applaud his attention to detail. After removing all the old paint and corrosion, he painted it with a hammered spray paint to give it a nice hammered look. Though when he made the raised letters stand out by applying gold paint to them using an oil-based paint marker, we felt that was just showing off. The result is almost too gorgeous to use, but he assures us he will use it. You can see his process, as well as have a good look at the newly revived vice in the video below.

A while ago, we asked Hackaday readers what their favorite tools are. Check out the discussion and pipe in with your own.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mozambique Police Name "Ringleaders" Behind Islamist Threat
MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambiques security forces have identified six men they regard as the ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that has killed over 100 people in the north, and called on local people to help capture them, news agency Lusa reported on Monday.

Bernardino Rafael, chief of police, said Abdul Faizal, Abdul Remane, Abdul Raim, Nuno Remane, Ibn Omar and a sixth known only as Salimo, were leading attacks in Cabo Delgado - a poor province on the border with Tanzania where companies are developing one of the biggest gas finds in a decade.

The names are the first clear sign that authorities have detailed information about the people behind the attacks that began last October and have grown into the potential beginnings of an Islamist threat. Previously, authorities would only say that attacks had been carried out by unknowns. 

The move also comes as security sources say Mozambican forces are carrying out a series of large offensives to try and fatally weaken the insurgency.

We regard these as the ringleaders, Rafael said during a visit to Pemba, the capital of Cabo Delgado. The comments were aired on national radio, according to Lusa.

We ask anyone that has any possible information that could lead to the capture of these names weve indicated to contact the Police of the Republic of Mozambique, he added.

The group behind the attacks goes by the name Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama, or followers of the prophetic tradition.

Its aim is to impose a radical form of Islam as an antidote to what it regards as corrupt, elitist rule that has broadened gaping inequality. Its activities have drawn comparisons with the start of Boko Haram in Nigeria.


Dave Ramsey: Silver & Gold Are STUPID! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dave Ramsey: Silver & Gold Are STUPID! Video Sargon of Akkad Video Source

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New Mexico school shooting training compound mysteriously destroyed by authorities "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nascent CIA 'school shooting' false flag goes belly-up? New Mexico school shooting training compound mysteriously destroyed by authorities (in all likelihood, by the same authorities who established it) --"Threats so concerning, local schools scheduled lock-down drills today to prepare for an active shooter." | 15 Aug 2018 | Following a court order, authorities seized an RV at the New Mexico compound where five adults are believed to have been abusing 11 children and training them for school shootings. An underground tunnel at the site where remains of a 3-year-old were found is now buried in rubble, as ammo and a bulletproof vest sit in piles of uncollected trash. (Video)


Weaponizing oxygen to kill infections and disease "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The life-threatening bacteria called MRSA can cripple a hospital since it spreads quickly and is resistant to treatment. But scientists report that they are now making advances in a new technique that avoids antibiotics. Instead, they are using light to activate oxygen, which then wipes out antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The method also could be used to treat other microbial infections, and possibly even cancer.

The researchers are presenting their results today at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Clinical facilities currently have few alternatives when trying to rid their patients of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The Veterans Health Care System, for example, hires infection prevention staff to track hand hygiene. Going even further, one recent study found that disinfecting every patient admitted to an acute-care setting cut the rate of bloodstream infections in half. However, this procedure isnt feasible at most hospitals.


Paper batteries use electron-harvesting bacteria to make electricity "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Many small devices require batteries, but they can be expensive and environmentally unfriendly. Paper batteries powered by bacteria may be the solution.


The Technocratic Global Government Of The Future Is Here "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Truthstream Media Enter the futuristic space kingdom of Asgardia, endorsed by NASA, and preaching a familiar message of one world government run by elite...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

We Wont Lose Sleep Over US Embargo   
Takunda Maodza recently in Windhoek, Namibia
Zimbabwe Herald

ZIMBABWE will not mourn over the imposition of sanctions by the United States of America, but will instead maximise exploitation of its vast natural resources and ensure a better life for its citizens, President Mnangagwa has said.

US President Donald Trump last week signed into law the amended Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (ZIDERA) aimed at continued sanctions against Zimbabwe.

In an interview with the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) on the sidelines of the 38th Sadc summit in Windhoek, over the weekend, President Mnangagwa said besides the US, there were several other countries in the world co-operating with Zimbabwe.

If we are going to cry because some capital elsewhere is imposing sanctions, then we will fail our nation, he said when asked about the illegal economic embargo.

President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe will fully utilise its resources for economic prosperity.

We must look at the resources which we have and utilise those resources that we have to the maximum for the benefit of our country, he said.

Number two, we are enjoying support from Sadc and we must co-operate with Sadc. Number three, we enjoy support from the AU. Again we must exploit that support from the continent and succeed. Number four, we enjoy support from other countries other than America.

President Mnangagwa who is emerging from victory in the July 30 harmonised elections said Zimbabwe would not cry over the illegal sanctions.

President Mnangagwa shares a lighter moment with Namibian Broadcasting Corporation crew members after an interview on the sidelines of the 38th Sadc Summit in Windhoek, Namibia. Picture by Presidential photograher Joseph Nyadzayo

America is not the only country in the world, he said. There are so many other countries Brazil, co-operating with the BRICS, we have China, Russia, and South Africa. We have India. All these countries are co-operating. Why would we cry?

When the US and the West imposed illegal...


Destructive Process and Oversold Benefits: New Report questions nuclear dump economic case, as Govt ballot postponed "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

20 August 2018  A new report into the claimed economic benefits to regional communities of the Federal Government nuclear waste facility has found the government has exaggerated the benefits, and not properly factored in insurance costs and...


Rep.Joseph Kennedy Forgets History Of His Family When Weighs In On ICE Arrest Of Husband With Pregnant Wife "IndyWatch Feed"

Its called enforcing the law, something the Kennedy family has problems with. Heartless is leaving a woman in an overturned car to slowly suffocate to death in an air pocket underwater while you call your buddies and wonder how to save your career.



Pike River CEO Peter Whittall says he is guilt-free "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pike River has hit the news again, with Chief Executive Peter Whittall claiming to be guilt free, while Andrew Little threatens further action without having any new evidence.  Quote:  Unrepentant former Pike River boss Peter Whittall has horrified the dead mens families by dismissing a looming manslaughter prosecution, saying he has nothing to be ashamed [] The post Pike River CEO Peter Whittall says he is guilt-free appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Its not too late to send a submission about the nuclear waste dump plan its necessary and its easy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

One step pro-forma online submission to DIIS page.
Closing date 24th September 

Send a submission to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS)

The Department is calling for submissions about the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba or the Flinders Ranges and says these will be one of the factors the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia may take into account when determining broad community support for the Facility.

The communities of Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula and the Flinders Ranges are being asked to participate in a ballot to gauge community sentiment about the NRWMF proposal, although the results are not binding on Minister Canavan. Many affected people are ineligible to vote, including Traditional Owners who live outside the ballot area.

Minister Canavan is hoping to select a site in October if you or others who are interested are not eligible to vote in the community you are still able to make a comment and express your view by sending DIIS a submission..


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bulawayo Bids Mathuthu Farewell
18 AUG, 2018 - 00:08 
Bulawayo Bureau

HUNDREDS of mourners, among them Home Affairs and Culture Minister Dr Obert Mpofu, yesterday converged at Bulawayo City Hall to bid farewell to Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Thokozile Mathuthu.

Cde Mathuthu (61) died on Monday and was declared a national heroine.

Her body arrived at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport from Hwange shortly before 10am aboard an Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) plane in the company of her widower, Cde Jonathan Mathuthu and some relatives.

They were met by Dr Mpofu, Minister of State for Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Angeline Masuku, Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development Minister Sithembiso Nyoni, Beitbridge Senator Cde Tambudzani Mohadi and Zanu-PF Politburo member Cde Absolom Sikhosana, among other high ranking Government and ruling party officials.

Addressing mourners, Dr Mpofu said Cde Mathuthu earned the national heroine status by virtue of her sterling works during and after the liberation struggle.

He described her as an exemplary leader who led a humble and honest life during her political career.

We are here to comfort the family of Cde Mathuthu, as well as celebrate the life of a true heroine, said Cde Mpofu.

She was an honest cadre who dedicated her life to serving people and our party Zanu-PF.

Her untimely death has indeed left a void in Zanu-PF and we will certainly miss her great works.

Dr Mpofu urged mourners to put God first in everything they do.

As human beings, it is our obligation to worship our Creator while we are still on this side of the grave, he said.

Let us strive to put God first in whatever we do and examine our ways before we leave this world.

Cde Masuku said the country was left poorer following the death of Cde Mathuthu.

She urged Zimbabweans, particularly youths and women, to emulate Cde Mathuthus good works.

As Zimbabwe, especially Matabeleland North, we have been robbed of a true cadre who played a crucial role in the development of the province during her tenure as both Governor and Minister of State for Provincial Affairs, said Cde Masuku.

She was an honest person who...


Australias racist politicians are also mostly Australias nuclear-loving politicians "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Alice Workman No Nuclear Waste Dump Anywhere in South Australia August 15  

Heres a list of the politicians who shook hands / hugged / kissed Fraser Anning after his final solution speech calling for an end to Muslim immigration and a return to the White Australia policy.

Minister Mathias Cormann
Minister Bridget McKenzie
Minister Nigel Scullion
Minister Conchetta Fierravanti-Wells
Minister Matt Canavan
Assistant minister James McGrath
Assistant minister Anne Ruston
Steve Martin
Amanda Stoker
Jonathan Duniam
James Paterson
Dean Smith
David Bushby
Wacka Williams
Barry OSullivan
Cory Bernardi
Derryn Hinch
David Leyonhjelm
One Nations Peter Georgiou
Centre Alliances Stirling Griff & Rex Patrick

No Labor/Greens senators congratulated him


Legal challenge against nuclear waste community vote for Hawker? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Injunction stalls one nuclear waste dump community voteThe Barngarla people have won a Supreme Court injunction 
against the vote in Kimba, with the Hawker ballot 
still scheduled to open MondayBy Brooke Fryer

A community vote on whether a nuclear waste facility should be built on
South Australias Eyre Peninsula near Kimba has been stalled,
after a group argued the poll was discriminatory.

NITV News understands a similar legal challenge for Hawker is being considered.  

The court heard an example is that a person who owns a property at Kimba
but lives away from the district would be entitled to vote,
but a person who holds native title rights and lives away would not.

Mr Dare says the Barngarla people opposed to a nuclear waste dump
stand alongside the Adnyamathanha people who are also
facing the prospect of a waste dump on their land.

Of course we stand behind them in their pursuit
to not let this waste dump go on their country also.


Beware of the Bear "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Beware of the Bear from Schiff Gold The bulls are running down Wall Street, but are bears lurking just around the corner? The mainstream doesnt think so, but Peter Schiff does. The Dow Jones climbed nearly 400 points Thursday after...

The post Beware of the Bear appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Journey Well Completed
20 AUG, 2018 - 00:08 
Zimbabwe Herald

President Mnangagwa addresses mourners at the burial of national heroine Cde Thokozile Angela Mathuthu at the National Heroes Acre yesterday


Today is a solemn day in our nation as we gather here at this sacred National Shrine to lay to rest, mourn and celebrate the life of a gallant daughter of the soil, Cde Thokozile Angela Mathuthu, a wife, mother, a daughter, sister, comrade, our national heroine and a true patriot, whom we affectionately called Cde Amai Mathuthu. Our late national heroine passed on early last week after a long battle with cancer. We remember not only her life, but the journey she travelled, a journey well completed.

The burial today of our late national heroine comes barely a week after we had gathered here. It was indeed significant that Cde Amai Mathuthu peacefully passed on the very day we gathered on our Heroes Day to reflect, remember and pay special tribute to our fallen and living gallant sons and daughters of Zimbabwe.

On behalf of the party, Zanu-PF, the Government and on my own behalf, I want to convey my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Mathuthu and Gumbo families, especially to uBaba, uMathuthu, who has lost a beloved wife and a life-long companion as well as to their children, who have lost a dear mother.

We pray that you take solace and find comfort in that it is our loss together; the whole nation is mourning and grieving with you. We may never fathom why it happened, but may we all be reassured in the faith and knowledge that our Dear Comrade, is now with the Lord. She fought a good fight, she finished the race and kept the faith. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

The late Cde Amai Mathuthu was born on 26 March 1957 in Bulawayo. Her history in the party is long and eventful. It is a history of hard, honest and dedicated work to the party. A history from which we must all draw inspiration and far-reaching lessons. From a ve...


Should there be another nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Siting another reactor at Lucas Heights
Even if we assume that Australia does need a third nuclear reactor, is Lucas Heights the best site?
There are numerous and compelling reasons why it is not.

1. Its not remote

Lucas Heights was selected in 1955, as a site for Australias nuclear industry for the very reason that it was remote from population. Now, 40 years later, it is surrounded by houses, on the edge of Australias largest city. This is no longer in a good site for a nuclear reactor!

2. Its not been the subject of a proper site-selection process

The most recent search for a dump for low and short-lived intermediate level radioactive waste has taken 4 years and has considered criteria such as low rainfall, freedom from flooding, stable hydrology, freedom from cyclones, tectonic, seismic or volcanic activity, as well as socio-economic, ecological and land-use factors.

Selection of a site for a nuclear reactor its production of high, medium and low level waste- should be at least as stringent as that for a low level waste dump!

The McKinnon report said that If a decision were made to construct a new reactor, it would not necessarily best be placed at Lucas Heights. An appropriate site would best be decided after exhaustive search and...


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull sells out on climate policy, in effort to save his job "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Turnbull dumps emissions from NEG in final act of capitulation, REneweconomy Giles Parkinson & Sophie Vorrath, 

The Turnbull Coalition government has effectively dumped the emissions component from the proposed National Energy Guarantee, in what could be prime minister Malcolm Turnbulls final act of capitulation to the far right forces within the government parties.

Turnbull dumped the emissions component of the NEG in a desperate act to ward off a potential challenge to his 3-year leadership of the Liberals, with home affairs minister Peter Dutton (as we predicted...


(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1642: It's Going to Hit Like a Tidal Wave | There are Major Signs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 19, 2018

Removing waste in government is something that has to be done, the accounting regulatorthan financial report readers. Inflation is about to hit the world, the central banks are continually manipulating these stats but it seems that the manipulation cannot stop reality, inflation it going to come in like a tidal wave.

Published on Aug 19, 2018

FBI was a dealt a blow by a Judge that says the FBI must verify the Steel Dossier. Media trying to figure out the names of the Jurors and the Judge has been threatened in the Manafort case. Judicial Watch is suing to get Brenna's emails. Afghan President offers another cease fire. North Korea agrees to allow UN aviation group into NK. Syria stabilization fund has been canceled by Trump. Q posts another post and it seems the deep state might be preparing something big.


Will Obstruction Of Justice Pay Off For Republicans? "IndyWatch Feed"

Over the weekend, the NY Times reported that Don McGahn, the top White House lawyer seems to be taking on the John Dean Watergate role in Putin-Gate. He voluntarily sat with Mueller's team for over 30 hours in at least 3 sessions over the last 9 months. I always thought it would be Kushner-in-law who would be the first to rat out Trump. McGahan, who often refers to Trump as "King Kong," was directed to focus on helping the Special Counsel build the obstruction of justice case by answering questions about Trumps anger towards the investigation and especially towards Comey and Sessions. The Times asserted that McGahn's extensive testimony included pieces of the puzzle "that investigators would not have learned of otherwise."
McGahn described the presidents furor toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond to it. He provided the investigators examining whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice a clear view of the presidents most intimate moments with his lawyer.

Among them were Mr. Trumps comments and actions during the firing of the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, and Mr. Trumps obsession with putting a loyalist in charge of the inquiry, including his repeated urging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to claim oversight of it. Mr. McGahn was also centrally involved in Mr. Trumps attempts to fire the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, which investigators might not have discovered without him.

For a lawyer to share so much with investigators scrutinizing his client is unusual. Lawyers are rarely so open with investigators, not only because they are advocating on behalf of their clients but also because their conversations with clients are potentially shielded by attorney-client privilege,...


Right-wing in Liberal Coalition causing Turnbull to again weaken climate action "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Malcolm Turnbull plans more changes to energy policy amid pressure from within Coalition, ABC News, By Jade Macmillan , 20 Aug 18  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has outlined further changes to his national energy policy amid increasing pressure from within his own party.


Tank's GCR/RV SPEAK Update: "Illuminati Terms Defined" -- August 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

19 August, 2018 13:58

Illuminati Terms Defined

Source: Project SPEAK

1. Humanitarian-the definition of appropriate treatment of humans during war time. Also known as the Law of War, Humanitarian Law is the foundation for the establishment of the Red Cross. The Red Cross, whos symbol was established to be the exact opposite of the Swiss Flag. Oddly, Switzerland is known for being neutral, so the Red Cross would appear to acknowledge the perpetual state of war.

Illuminati Application-by promoting humanitarian projects the Order creates the illusion that if its humanitarian then its in the best interest of human beings.

In the underworld of money transfers, Humanitarian Projects are the known term for laundering money. As long as the Dragon Families get their cut (Humanitarian Projects) then its an easy way to move fake or stolen money.

Based on the unreported atrocities inflicted against human beings to create war, or to win a war, these acts could be considered Humanitarian Projects. The same Hague/Cabal World Court defines the appropriate treatment of people during times of war, while breaking the laws themselves to create constant world wide conflict. Without war, based on this definition, there are no need for humanitarian efforts unless we are at war.

My Opinion: People would naturally act humanely if they knew how much abundance exists in everything. Scarcity creates defensive humans who need to protect their substance at any cost because it sustains their family. This is also a tool used to create division and urgency.

When one needs to feed their child immediately, theyre not looking to change the structure of the entire world system. The focus is on the immediate need being addressed, and that is usually addressed through extreme moral compromise, business with another slave who is also suffering due to the illusion of scarcity, or some aspect of justifiable violence needed to take from someone who appears to be an enemy and has something we need.

Redistribution of Wealth-Income Redistribution is an economic practice which is aimed at leveling the distribution of wealth or in...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mathuthu Gets Heros Send-off
20 AUG, 2018 - 00:08 
Zimbabwe Herald

Pall bearers carry the casket bearing the body of national heroine Cde Thokozile Mathuthu to its final resting place at the National Heroes Acre in Harare yesterday. - Picture by Munyaradzi Chamalimba

Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter
THOUSANDS of people yesterday thronged the National Heroes Acre in Harare to pay their last respects to national heroine Cde Thokozile Angela Mathuthu.

Cde Mathuthu died last week after battling cancer.

People from all walks of life gathered at the national shrine to give Cde Mathuthu a fitting send-off.

She was a Zanu-PF Politburo member and former Governor for Matabeleland North Province.

Proceedings started at Stodart Hall in Mbare when a hearse carrying Cde Mathuthus body arrived around 8am for body viewing.

President Mnangagwa, accompanied by his two deputies, Dr Constantino Chiwenga and Cde Kembo Mohadi, were among mourners at Stodart Hall, who included senior Government and Zanu-PF officials.

The President led mourners in body viewing before the body was taken to the National Heroes Acre for burial.

Mbare Chimurenga Choir entertained mourners with revolutionary songs at Stodart Hall.

At the National Heroes Acre, mourners waived placards celebrating the life of Cde Mathuthu.

Addressing the gathering, President Mnangagwa described Cde Mathuthu as a true patriot who played a crucial role in the emancipation of Zimbabweans.

Today is a solemn day in our nation as we gather here to lay to rest, mourn and celebrate the life of a gallant daughter of the soil, Cde Thokozile Angela Mathuthu, he said.

She was a wife, mother, daughter, sister, comrade, national heroine and a true patriot. We affectionately called her Amai Mathuthu. We remember not only her life, but the journey she travelled, a journey well completed.

She fought a good fight, she finished the race and kept the faith. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

President Mnangagwa consoled the Mathuthu family.

On behalf of Zanu-PF, the Government and on my own behalf, I want to convey my heartfelt condolences to the berea...


Japans 2020 Olympic Games preparing for a Fukushima nuclear disaster cover-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Pay no attention to that radiological disaster behind the curtains  by Bo, 14-08-2018 

The government of Japan is clearly intending that the 2020 Olympics will function as a public relations win in which the image of Japan, and especially of Northern Japan and Fukushima are cleansed of images of radiological contamination. Even as the Fukushima Daiichi site itself, and the traces where the plumes of its explosions deposited fallout throughout the area remain un-remediated, the public perceptions will be remediated. This is typical of the behavior of governments in the developed world that suffer radiological disasters. The disasters themselves are so difficult to clean up, and take decades to even begin the clean up, that money is allocated for extensive public relations efforts. These become tasks that CAN be completed and CAN be considered successful. They function both to advance the public image agenda of the governments, and also deliver a sense of agency when the overall tone of nuclear disaster remediation is one of lacking effective agency.

Towards that end, the Japanese government is planning to integrate Fukushima sites and perceptions into the upcoming Olympics media fest. The journey of the Olympic torch through every prefecture of Japan...


Korn frontman Jonathan Davis mourns after loss of estranged wife "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is currently in mourning after his estranged wife former porn star Devin Davis passed at age 39.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, Jonathan Davis said his wife was constantly under the influence of the nitrous oxide, cocaine and Norco for over 20 years. However, its unknown if drugs were the cause of Devins death at this time.

Jonathan filed for divorce with Devin back in 2016 but most recently on Friday filed a restraining order, as reported first by TMZ.

The estranged couple shared two kids together.

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MACKAY Assault charge follows head-butt at licensed venue, Mackay "IndyWatch Feed National"

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MACKAY Police allege cocaine, cash, weapon parts found in mans car "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zimbabwe, Botswana Upgrade Ties
20 AUG, 2018 - 00:08
Takunda Maodza recently in Windhoek, Namibia
Zimbabwe Herald

ZIMBABWE and Botswana have upgraded their relations from a Joint Commission to Bi-National Commission in a move that will see the presidents of both nations meeting annually to digest important socio-political and economic matters.

President Mnangagwa and Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi witnessed the signing of the Bi-National Commission by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Dr Sibusiso Moyo and Botswanas International Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Dr Unity Dow, on Saturday on the sidelines of the just-ended 38th sadc summit held in Windoek, Namibia.

Also present were Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha and Sport, Youth, Arts and Recreation Minister Kazembe Kazembe, among other senior Government officials that were in Windoek for the summit.

Speaking soon after the signing ceremony, Dr Dow described the occasion as momentous.

This is a momentous occasion, he said. It is the genesis of meetings of His Excellencies. It makes sense to escalate our relations to the level of Bi-National Commission. It means the commission would be chaired by the Excellencies and will lead to annual meetings. For us it is very important. We are raising relations to that level and the chairs are the Presidents.

Speaking at the same event, Dr Moyo said the signing of the Bi-National Commission was testimony of upgrading cooperation and ensures Zimbabwe and Botswana had a symbiotic relationship in dealing with economic affairs.

Dr Moyo later explained the significance of the signing of the Bi-National Commission in an interview at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on President Mnangagwas return from Windoek on Saturday.

During the last Joint Permanent Commission held in Botswana it was agreed that our relations must be taken to another level and indeed that is exactly what has happened, he said. Today (Saturday) we signed in the presence of the two Heads of State the Bi-National Commission which basically symbolises the upstaging of our economic, securit...


The rush for PDPs presidential ticket "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

One of the observations made when the pressure group, Third Force or Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM) was formed early in 2018 was that its membership was star-studded. Star-studded in the sense that most of them were very brilliant people who have mindset that can hardly be compromised. Each member has a personal conviction about Nigeria, []

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Whats delaying the pencil production? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  It wouldnt be mistaken for anyone who knows Nigeria too well to boldly assert that the country is being taken aback as regards science and technology. As a tech expert, Ive personally been bedevilled by the lingering soured and pathetic physiognomy of the Nigerias science industry or tech sector. The situation has unendingly been []

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Military Parade Cancelled: How Does Peace Movement Build On This Victory? "IndyWatch Feed War"

People protest war at the Democratic National Convention 2016 (Photo by Brendan Smialowski for AFP-Getty Images)

This week, the Trump military parade, planned for November 10, was canceled for 2018. In February, a coalition of groups went public, announcing we would organize to stop the military parade and, if it went forward, to mobilize more people at the parade calling for peace and an end to war than supporting militarism. The coalition called for ending the wars at home and abroad.

The No Trump Military Parade coalition intended to show the world that the people of the United States do not support war. The coalition has been meeting regularly to build toward organized mass opposition to the proposed parade. People were working to make this protest a take-off for a renewed peace movement in a country exhausted by never-ending wars and massive military spending, but our first goal was to stop the parade from happening.

We say No to War sign seen at a 2007 anti-war protest (Photo by Thiago Santos on Flickr)

Momentum Builds For Mass Opposition To Trump Military Parade, As Costs Mount

The protest turned into a weekend of activities linked with the October 21 Womens March on the Pentagon. The Womens March was planning to include a daily vigil at the Pentagon until the military parade protest weekend. The theme of the weekend was Divest from War, Invest in Peace. On Friday, November 9, we planned a nonviolent direct action training for those who could risk arrest to stop the parade. That evening, CODE PINK was organizing a peace concert, Peace Rocks, on the mall. And, throughout that weekend, we were going to participate in Ca...


Its Coming & Its Going To Hit The Global Economy Like A Tidal Wave (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Its Coming & Its Going To Hit The Global Economy Like A Tidal Wave Video X22 Report Removing waste in government is something that has to be done, the accounting regulatorthan financial report readers. Inflation is about to hit...

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Anna Von Reitz -- The Department of Injustice "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Department of Injustice

By Anna Von Reitz

I am re-posting this seminal article from "Four Winds" for all those who need to know the nature and status of the "Department of Justice" --- and the fact that it's an Executive Branch entity not connected with the Judicial Branch of government at all.

This makes the "Department of Justice" an instrumentality of political policy and executive power and divorces it (from inception no less) from any actual role vaguely related to ensuring any kind of justice for anyone, including the President of the United States.

This is why you are continuing to see the DOJ Witchhunt in the national media: it is a political organ, and always has been. Ironically, as you will see, DOJ is also meant to be a creature under the thumb and forefinger of the President, and a means for him to exercise Executive power.

Always remember that your actual land jurisdiction government, The United States of America, [Unincorporated] has never been at war, never been bankrupt, and is not subject to any form of martial law. And when you reclaim your birthright, neither are you affected by any of this drama.

All this "reconstruction" --- is within and a function of the Federal Government operating under Delegated Powers. And now that the Delegated Powers have reverted by Operation of Law to the Delegators of those "Powers" it is time for us to settle this hash once and for all.

It is left to us, those who are awake and alive, to determine the fate of the "Federal Government" and finish not only its reconstruction, but determine its role in the modern world. Read on--- and all our many thanks to the original "Four Winds" who dedicated many years of worthy scholarship to the effort:


Demise Of Print Newspapers May Have Far-Reaching Consequences For Communities And The Nation "IndyWatch Feed"

It is self-inflicted. Via The Hill: For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, []


Anna Von Reitz -- Lions, and Tigers, and Bears... and oh, my! World Trusts! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears....and oh, my! World Trusts!

Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

First, there was the "Unum Sanctum" --- "One Sacred" Trust, published in 1302. It gradually gained traction and assets and network connectivity that spanned the Globe. Like most human endeavors, it had its upsides and its downsides....

Upsides include a global postal and banking system which allows us to communicate and to trade on a global scale. Those strawberries from Ecuador that you are eating in January would not be possible without the work of the Unum Sanctum Trust.

The idea of public hospitals and public charities and public schools for the masses are all the work of the Unum Sanctum Trust. The idea of foundations devoted to things like Public Broadcasting and Art Museums and Public Libraries---- all from the Unum Sanctum Trust.

In fact, much of the modern world as we know it, and much of the good that has been accomplished, has in one way or another been guided or implemented or expedited or planned by the Unum Sanctum Trust and we take this all for granted as it things like the Postal Service just sprang up out of the ground like mushrooms in the fall.

Not so. It took many generations of sacrifice and inspiration and donations by --- largely Catholic supporters --- to make all this possible.

And now for the downside..... over many generations, things got out of control and the power and connectivity and wealth of the Unum Sanctum Trust began to be abused for political and criminal purposes. The so-called "Middle Crown" of the Trust, the Romanus Pontifex was dissolved in 2011 as a result.

And then we had the ill-fated One People's Public Trust --- the OPPT, organized as a result of the work of the Paradigm Project...


Dapchi girls and ransom payment: So what? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There was a lot of hullabaloo in the past week over payment or non-payment of ransom to free the Dapchi schoolgirls, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on February 19, 2018. The furore signposts Nigerians penchant for selective amnesia. Lets have a recap. The 110 girls of the Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi, []

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Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Steve Bell on Chris Grayling, rail fare hikes and staff pay


NAF foils bandits attempt to shoot down helicopters "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said attempts by bandits in Zamfara State to shoot down combat helicopters were frustrated by its air task force deployed in the area. It added that scores of the bandits were killed in the ensuing battle, even as their identified hideouts were degraded. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), []

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Firm expands operation in Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Global broker, FXTM is strengthening its status as a forex educator with the announcement of a new training centre in Port Harcourt, which acts as an FXTMPartners office. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, the firm noted that FXTM host a myriad of educational events in Nigeria, as well as across []

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Will the courts ever get serious about drunk driving? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Back in the late 80s, when I first became a Ministry of Transport Traffic Officer I was full of hope for the future. I had great plans for making the world a better place. I was going to protect the motoring public by taking one dodgy driver off the road at a time. It was [] The post Will the courts ever get serious about drunk driving? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Half year: Global market cap hits $86.trn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Overall domestic market capitalisation at the end of H1 2018 was 9.1 per cent higher than at the end of H1 2017, reaching a record high of $85.89 trillion as against $78.71 trillion recorded in 2017 This was contained in a report obtained from World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) by New Telegraph. This was []

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The Magnetic Anomalies At Puma Punku An Archaeological Mystery "IndyWatch Feed World"

High up the Bolivian altiplano, south of Lake Titicaca and the ancient complex of Tiahuanaco, we find the ancient ruins of Puma Punku.

Believed to have been erected by the ancient Tiwanaku culture in the bronze age, between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago, the ancient site is home to some of the most fascinating ancient stone structures on the surface of the planet.

Shrouded in mystery, the archaeological site of Puma Punku is one of the biggest headaches for mainstream archaeologists who are unable to explain how ancient cultures cut and shaped granite stone to an incredible precision, transported blocks of stones that weigh more than 50 tons, and placed them in position like a puzzle, so that not a single sheet of paper can fit between them.

But if that wasnt enough of a mystery, theres that LITTLE magnetic anomaly present at Puma Punku.

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(Video) The Architects of Western Decline -- A Study on the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Jul 26, 2017

This is the long overdue study of the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxist philosophy which now controls Western intellectualism, politics, and culture. It was by design; it was created by an internationalist intelligentsia to eradicate Western values, social systems, and European racial groups in a pre-emptive attempt to spark global, communist (think liberal) revolution. Andrew Breitbart's historical notes are taken into the narrative.


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chamisa Election Petition Latest
20 AUG, 2018 - 00:08
Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

Parties to the election petition by MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa will today meet at the Constitutional Court Registry office to consolidate the record in preparation for the hearing of the challenge on Wednesday.

Mr Chamisa, who lost in the just-ended Presidential election to President Mnangagwa, claims the election was rigged.

He accuses the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of conniving with Zanu-PF to rig the election in favour of President Mnangagwa.

President Mnangagwa won the election with 50,8 percent of the total vote against Mr Chamisa who got 44,3 percent.

The meeting will be held in compliance with an order issued last week by Chief Justice Luke Malaba at a case management meeting held in his chambers.

Part of the court order reads:

By consent, it is ordered that consolidation of the record is to be attended to by the Registrar at 11am on Monday 20 August, 2018.

All parties are expected to attend.

Todays meeting will be held after the filing of all the necessary court papers for the challenge to ensure the record will be in order.

In terms of the Chief Justices order of last week, President Mnangagwa must file his head today at 10am.

Mr Chamisa filed his heads of argument and answering affidavit on Saturday beating the courts noon deadline.

In the petition, Mr Chamisa alleges electoral fraud and malpractices during the elections in which Zanu-pf romped to victory, claiming two-thirds parliamentary majority, with President Mnangagwa taking a 6,5 percent lead.

Mr Chamisa is seeking the nullification of President Mnangagwas victory and wants the court to declare him the winner.

He claimed the election was not conducted in accordance with the law and was not free and fair.

Mr Chamisa disputed the results, alleging the elections were engineered to rob him victory.

President Mnangagwa along with the other 21 losing presidenti...


The True Meaning of Friends with Benefits "IndyWatch Feed World"

In a society where we are much more open and accepting of non-traditional arrangements, realizing that not every situation is going to lead to wedding bells, the term friends with benefits (FWB) is rather common. However, do you fully understand what this type of arrangement may entail in your life?

It sounds simple enough, doesnt it? Friends with benefits the chance to have your cake and eat it too. Its an arrangement that many of us have tried at one time or another in fact, 60% of U.S. college students report having at least one friends with benefits relationship. For those who arent looking to settle down and make a long-term commitment, this may sound like the perfect situation, but it may not be as cut and dry as it first appears.

As far as the spectrum of relationships go, a FWB falls somewhere in the middle. This is someone who holds an important role in your life, with the emotional connection that comes with a friendship. Consider, for a second, the friends that you have welcomed into your life and the close bond that you have developed. At the same time, however, the relationship lacks the romance associated with a longer-term relationship. This allows you to enjoy the fun and excitement of your time together without the pressure of explicit commitment.

These relationships are a great opportunity to explore your sexual fantasies. In a true FWB arrangement, youre with someone that you genuinely trust and respect, and they return those feelings. This opens the door to explore aspects of your sexual life that you may not otherwise be open to discovering. Is there a specific fantasy or desire that you have always wanted to try and yet never had the opportunity? Sharing this with your FWB can lead to some fun and exciting experiences! Get your sexy on, give it a try and share in the laughter if it doesnt quite go according to plan.

In many cases, however, the connection and emotions can lead to problems. On one hand, if you jump into a FWB relationship with someone new to your life, the initial friendship may be absent. Without this prior connection, the trust hasnt been formed. Missing this key piece of the foundation, the relationship often falls short.

On the other hand, if both partners arent on the same page with where their relationship is going, a FWB arrangement can lead to confusion, misunderstandings, and resentment. If either partner is feeling something more or develops feelings once the more physical side of the relationship begins, the FWB title may feel like a barrier...


(Video) Imagine Dragons Dan Reynolds Admits: "I'm Part of the Illuminati" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 3, 2018

Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragon admits being a part of the Illuminati - Is it True ? WHAT !? Imagine Dragons Admits: "I'm A Part Of The Illuminati"

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Xi Rumored to be Planning Trip to the DPRK, Possibly Changing US Calculations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Beijing (GPA)  Chinese President Xi Jinping is rumored to be planning a trip to the DPRK for the countrys 70th anniversary in what would be a crucial show of unity in the face of renewed US pressure.
kim jong un china dprk xiXi Jinping and Kim Jong Un
Image: KCNA

The Singaporean news outlet The Straits Times reported over the weekend that Chinese President Xi Jinping may be planning a trip to the DPRK (or North Korea) to meet with Marshal Kim Jong Un. The times did not offer a source for the information but further also further alleged they know a specific date for the meeting.

The Times claims Xis trip to the DPRK is scheduled to line up with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the country. This would mean Xis trip would be coming up in just under a month on September 9th despite there being no official confirmation from China.

This wouldnt be out of character for the DPRK or China, however, as the two countries leaders have had all of their other recent meetings without much previous announcement. The first time Kim Jong Un traveled to meet Xi he appeared basically by surprise after taking a train from Pyongyang to Beijing.

Related: Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un Meet in Beijing

If this meeting between the Kim and Xi actually ends up happening, this will mean some big things for the current condition of global diplomacy around the DPRK.

Although US President Donald Trump met with Kim Jong Un back in June of this year, talks between the Pyongyang and Washington have seemed to have hit a rough patch in the past few weeks. Much of the latest tension started after the United Nations (UN) issued a report that alleges that the DPRK...


The 6 Zodiac Signs That Will Be Most Affected By The August Full Moon In Pisces "IndyWatch Feed World"

This full moon is going to be a very special one. It will occur on the 26th of this month and be in Pisces.

Pisces energies will be pushing a lot of us towards change, but not all of us will be reaping the same benefits. Below I am going to go over the signs that should be working hard to ground themselves as they are going to face far more from this full moon than the rest. These signs are going to be affected the most out of all of the zodiac signs.

While being on this list does mean you are going to be dealing with a lot it also means that you are going to be moving much more forward than the rest of the people around you. Just because you are going through something more intense doesnt mean that the struggles of the people closest to you dont matter. Be mindful of yourself and others during this full moon, it isnt going to be exactly easy for anyone to face.


This full moon is going to have you thinking thoughts you would have never thought otherwise. You are going to be finding your way out of your shell and really showing your true colors to the world. This full moon will really amp you up in some of the most intense ways.


You are going to be feeling as if you are on top of the world during this full moon. It is going to be urging you to really do something you have wanted to do for a while. If you actually find the nerve to put yourself out there, you will be quite surprised at the results you end up with.


You are not going to be feeling well during this full moon. You are going to notice a surge of emotions coming forth. This will have you popping off and really saying things without thinking. All of those things youve been trying to ignore will be completely unbearable.


You are going to be on edge a lot during this full moon. You are going to notice a feeling of something not being quite right, but you arent going to be able to figure out where that feeling is coming from. Sadly, you are going to be quite out of place for a good while, do your best to make it through this without jumping the gun.


You are going to be getting a bit behind during this full moon. It is going to be closing a door for you that you never knew needed to be closed in the first place. The energy will be pushing you to move towards something new. Just because youre not familiar with it doesnt mean it is bad, be more open and adventurous.


This full moon is going to be leaving you feeling more relaxed than usual. You are going to be calming down and letting go of all of the tension that has been welling up within your mind. You are going to be dealing with a lot but it is nothing you cant make it through.


Getting richer panning for gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Getting richer panning for gold 4:30 AM came early for this would be prospector. But I arose, made some strong coffee, and tried to wake up while catching up on the overnight posts at TFMR.  I crawled in my truck,...

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Nuclear has left its run too late: a response to Ian Hore-Lacy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 ETHOS, 14 August 2018  | Robert Farago  Nuclear as the solution?   There are a number of unresolved problems around nuclear power and questions of whether nuclear energy can grow quickly enough to solve our climate change problem. I will just list some of these problems with a sentence each:

  • Weapons proliferation enriching Uranium for civilian nuclear energy programs can lead to fuel being diverted and further enriched for nuclear weapons programs.
  • Safety although less deaths have been recorded from nuclear power than from coal mining, nuclear accidents such as Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima have shaken the confidence of citizens to have nuclear reactors near their homes and food sources.
  • Waste although we have generated nuclear waste for 70+ years we still dont have a solution. Nuclear waste needs to be stored safely for hundreds of thousands of years, longer than settled agricultural society has existed.
  • Decommissioning cost estimates vary wildly and its particularly technically challenging and expensive after nuclear accidents.
  • Water use like thermal coal generators, nuclear needs large quantities of water for cooling, making droughts and heatwaves a problem.
  • Capacity if we moved to a large portion of our global electricity generation to nuclear power, will there be enough Uranium to fuel them?
  • Timeliness can we move quickly enough to a majority nuclear electricity future and meet our global emission reductions?

Assuming the above problems can be quickly resolved, despite decades of not resolving them, and we can somehow scale nuclear by an order of magnitude from today, will it be cheap enough?

When I was a child in primary school (in the late 1970s), I read that in the future nuclear energy had the potential to generate electricity that would be too cheap to meter. That future never came and sadly never will.

Overseas examples are not encouraging. Recent nuclear reactor constructions in Finland,...


US Meddling: Washington Backs Fugitive, Terrorist in Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

America's bid to install a compromised Thai politician into power is part of a larger bid to encircle China with hostile and dysfunctional client states. 

August 20, 2018 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - The US is currently pressuring the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand to hold immediate elections in a bid to return billionaire former prime minister and now fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra to power.

The purpose of returning Shinawatra to power is to transform Thailand into a US client state and further obstruct the rise of China, and Asia as a whole, upon the global stage.

Shinawatra, who held office from 2001 to 2006 before being removed in a military coup, has since run various proxy governments from abroad, populated by his family members and close associates. This included his own brother-in-law and from 2011 to 2014 his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra who was ousted from power in another coup in 2014.

More recently, he has created several proxy parties, including "Future Forward" run by the son of billionaires closely allied with the Shinawatra family and furbished with party members including his own lobbyists and members of US government-funded organisations.

US Meddling 

The US has directly funded myriad groups involved in Thailand's internal political affairs including Thai Lawyers for Human Rights which not only provides free legal aid to anti-government agitators, but also openly organises and leads anti-government activities itself, media front Prachatai, iLaw, Thai Netizens Network,  BenarNews, The Isaan Record, the Cross Cultural Foundation and Fortify Rights.

Each and every one of these US government-funded fronts has engaged in recent anti-government activities either by supporting agitators, or by being agitators themselves. They are demanding rushed elections and have consistently leveraged "human rights" and "democracy" to defend pro-Shinawatra groups in their bid to return Shinawatra to power.



Dear Trump, Come On! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Syrian war is essentially over, and both the Israeli regime and the United States lost. The big losers in this mess are the Syrian families and civilians. The interesting thing is that the Trump administration and indeed Israel want other nations to pay for the debacle.


US Meddling: Washington Backs Fugitive, Terrorist in Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

America's bid to install a compromised Thai politician into power is part of a larger bid to encircle China with hostile and dysfunctional client states. 

August 20, 2018 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - The US is currently pressuring the Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand to hold immediate elections in a bid to return billionaire former prime minister and now fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra to power.

The purpose of returning Shinawatra to power is to transform Thailand into a US client state and further obstruct the rise of China, and Asia as a whole, upon the global stage.

Shinawatra, who held office from 2001 to 2006 before being removed in a military coup, has since run various proxy governments from abroad, populated by his family members and close associates. This included his own brother-in-law and from 2011 to 2014 his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra who was ousted from power in another coup in 2014.

More recently, he has created several proxy parties, including "Future Forward" run by the son of billionaires closely allied with the Shinawatra family and furbished with party members including his own lobbyists and members of US government-funded organisations.

US Meddling 

The US has directly funded myriad groups involved in Thailand's internal political affairs including Thai Lawyers for Human Rights which not only provides free legal aid to anti-government agitators, but also openly organises and leads anti-government activities itself, media front Prachatai, iLaw, Thai Netizens Network,  BenarNews, The Isaan Record, the Cross Cultural Foundation and Fortify Rights.

Each and every one of these US government-funded fronts has engaged in recent anti-government activities either by supporting agitators, or by being agitators themselves. They are demanding rushed elections and have consistently leveraged "human rights" and "democracy" to defend pro-Shinawatra groups in their bid to return Shinawatra to powe...


Former CIA Director John Brennan Outlines Criminal Conspiracy Case Against Clinton, Fusion GPS, DOJ and FBI "IndyWatch Feed"

In a rather interesting part of last Fridays interview between former CIA Director John Brennan and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Mr. Brennan outlined what makes a criminal conspiracy. When you consider the issues surrounding Russian influence agent Oleg Deripaska and Continue reading


Exaggerated benefits of a radioactive waste dump for rural South Australia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The economic benefits of a radioactive waste dump proposed for rural South Australia have been exaggerated, a new report warns Peter Jean, Senior Federal Political Reporter, The Advertiser August 20, 2018 


FirstBank deepens financial inclusion "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has expanded its Firstmonie Agent network across the length and breadth of Nigeria thereby deepening financial inclusion in the country, the lender said in a statement. In July 2017 the lender had re-launched a pilot scheme of its Firstmonie Agent network in five densely populated States of Lagos, Oyo, Kano, []

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Will Turkey Back or Break Militants in Northern Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 20, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Syria once again finds itself at another critical juncture. Having secured virtually all territory in the nation's southwest, Damascus' attention is now fixated on Idlib in the north.

Reuters has recently reported on a so-called "National Army" based in northern Syria that appears poised to confront Syrian efforts to restore peace and security nationwide.

In an article titled, "Syrian rebels build an army with Turkish help, face challenges," Reuters would claim:
A National Army being set up by Syrian rebels with Turkeys help could become a long-term obstacle to President Bashar al-Assads recovery of the northwest...
Reuters would also report:
The National Army compromises some 35,000 fighters from some of the biggest factions in the war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced some 11 million people from their homes over the last seven years.
Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, has vowed to recover every inch of Syria, and though he has now won back most of the country, the Turkish presence will complicate any government offensive in the northwest.
The idea of having NATO military forces on the ground in Syria, providing protection for Western-backed militants in safe-havens has been stated US policy since the beginning of the Syrian conflict.

Seeking Safe-Havens Since 2012

The Brookings Institution - a US-based corporate-financier funded policy think tank - in its March 2012 "Middle East Memo #21" titled, "Saving Syria: Assessing Options for Regime Change" (PDF), stated explicitly that (emphasis added):
An alternative is for diplomatic efforts to focus first on how to end the violence and how to gain humanitarian access, as is being done under...


Here Comes the Avalanche, Part 2: Say No to Cute Side-stepping by the Press "IndyWatch Feed National"

Andrew McIntyre (Ch7)

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

Some men are shy. Some men are weak.  Some men are strong. Some men are fearless.

Meet South Australian Andrew McIntyre fearless.

As we will see, Andrew, who is now 64, has tried exhaustively to tell anyone who would listen that he knows who killed the Beaumont children, and why. The jig is now up.  His story can be denied no more.

By the greatest of luck thank you, Parliament; thank you, Letters Patent from the Queen Australia has had four-years worth of hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. That commission was a priceless exercise.  Its main result is that THE HABIT OF LYING IS EXPOSED.

I hereby declare it is no longer possible to use platitudes, spin, gobbledygook and other means of hiding fact...


More deadly quakes shake Lombok "IndyWatch Feed World"

A view of a collapsed house after an earthquake struck in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, 29 July 2018. More quakes have been reported in the last 24 hours. Photo EPA

MATARAM, RAW A series of earthquakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor have struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey says, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic.

The quakes on Sunday, which could be felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, came two weeks to the day after another 6.9 earthquake killed 460 people on Lombok.

There were no immediate reports of widespread damage or other casualties from the tremors that started in the morning and carried on intermittently into the evening.

I was in a restaurant when the shaking started. The lights went out, they are still out. Everyone is still outside, not going back in, Teddy Aditya, an official at Indonesias search and rescue agency said from Mataram, the main city in Lombok.

We are urging the public not to panic and to stay away from buildings and big trees. We are also urging them not to believe hoaxes and false information, he told Reuters.

One person died in a 6.3 magnitude quake on Sunday morning, disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said via Twitter.

Lomboks Mount Rinjani, where hundreds of trekkers were stranded after the July 29 quake, was closed and there were no tourists there, Nugroho added.

USGS revised down the biggest tremor in the evening from magnitude 7.2 and estimated the depth at20 km and the epicentre 4km south of Belanting in the north east side of Lombok.

Indonesias meteorology and geophysics agency said there was no risk of a tsunami.

In Bali, the latest big quake was felt for a few seconds, rattling windows and furniture.

Diamba, a French tourist staying in the resort of Amed on Balis east coast, said by text message that everyone in his hotel ran out of their rooms after the tremor.

Lombok, just east of Bali, the Southeast Asian countrys most famous tourist destination, has been rocked by a series of quakes and aftershocks since July 29, including a 6.9-magnitude tremor on August 5.

Lombok suffered damage run...


Iran says no OPEC member should be able to take over its share of oil exports "IndyWatch Feed War"


Official expresses Tehran's concern about Saudi offer to pump more oil amid forthcoming US sanctions on Iranian oil sales


Fidson reports N767m profit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Fidson Healthcare Plc has posted 11.87 per cent growth in profit after tax (PAT) for the half year ended June 30, 2018. According to report released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the companys PAT rose to N521.401 million for the period under review, from N466.068 million recorded in 2017. Fidson Healthcare also reported 11.87 []

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Jacinda really can do it all "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Shes graced the cover of Vogue magazine. She has boosted the sales of Allbirds tenfold. She wrote the forward for Helen Clarks new book. She has had a baby, took only 6 weeks off, and manages to juggle work and motherhood at the same time. She has scolded the Australians on their attitude towards refugees. [] The post Jacinda really can do it all appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.



Circumpolar Agriculture & Coal Power Plants are a Safety Zone (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Circumpolar Agriculture & Coal Power Plants are a Safety Zone Video Adapt 2030 The Circumpolar Agriculture Conference is asking for abstracts and suggestions for resilient agriculture innovation for Arctic and cold climate farming. Additionally a full interactive map of...

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Week in review: Office 365 phishing, compromising networks with malicious faxes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heres an overview of some of last weeks most interesting news and articles: AT&T sued for enabling SIM swap fraud A cryptocurrency investor is suing AT&T because criminals were able to empty his accounts through SIM swap fraud (aka account port out fraud), even though he had already asked for additional protections to be set up on his AT&T account. Endpoint breach prevention by reducing attack surfaces In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA More

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Ansarullah Meets Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah In Lebanon, Salutes Him Back Home On Yemens Battlefield "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Jonathan Azaziah

Talk about a sight for sore eyes and spiritual comfort food! Ansarullah was in Lebanon yesterday to meet Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah! A delegation led by the Yemeni Islamic Resistances spokesman Muhammad Abdul Salaam met with the leader of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance to discuss the latest news from Yemens battlefield as well as the efforts being put forth to stop Saudi Arabias criminal aggression and siege. Spokesman Abdul Salaam told the Liberator of Lebanon that he was conveying the glad tidings of his entire nation to Hizbullah and the victorious Lebanese people, telling Nasrallah that Yemenis salute him a thousand times over for his righteous, unwavering stance on their behalf. He also conveyed his congratulations to Sayyed Abou Hadi on the twin anniversaries of the Divine Victory and the final defeat of the Takfiri terrorist scourge inside Lebanon. It wasnt just a showing of the close brotherly bond between Hizbullah and Ansarullah and the resistant peoples of Yemen and Lebanon, but a reaffirmation of Yemens entry into the Resistance Axis and a solidification of its strength on a regional level too. Nasrallah told Abdul Salaam that Yemenis, like Lebanese under fire in 06, have shown the whole world their might, and when the war is over, they too will have achieved a triumph facilitated by ALLAH (SWT).

Meanwhile, in the besieged port city of Hudaydah, where Ansarullah continues holding the line against a vicious Saudi-UAE invasion force, the coalition of cowards has sustained massive losses at the hands of the Houthiyeen over the last 48 hours. An Emirati-led brigade of usurpers attempted to overrun the strategic district of Al-Durayhimi but the Yemeni Islamic Resistance and its allies in the Yemeni army were ready for the offensive. Abu Dhabis mercenaries were totally overwhelmed. Over 140 occupiers were scorched and sent to hell to be re-scorched and at least 236 others were badly wounded. Ansarullah and company also destroyed 15 MRAPs provided to the UAE by the American ZOG. All the crew members were killed and injured, making the total Saudi-UAE-led casualty count even higher. After hitting the last MRAP, Ansarullahi moujahideen climbed atop the heap of metal scrap and raised Yemeni Islamic Resistance leader Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthis portrait. Right next to it, they placed a picture of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. The love of the Mouqawamah from Yemen to Lebanon runs deep and is present in all stages of the confrontation with the despotic Wahhabi proxies of Israel and Washington.



Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Kofi Annan Dead, at 80 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Kofi Annan, the first person from sub-Saharan Africa to become UN Secretary General has passed away on August 18, 2018, after a short illness, The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed in a Twitter post on Saturday.

Source: Twitter

Annan, a native of Ghana, served as the 7thUN Secretary-General for 9 years from 1997 to 2006 during which he was an ardent champion of peace, sustainable development, human rights and the rule of law according to the foundations tribute.

In 2001, the former Secretary-General was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with the United Nations for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world and was remembered in the tribute as a global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer, more peaceful world.



Saint Louis University to Give Amazon Echo Dots to Every Student Living on Campus "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Saint Louis University is placing 2,300 Echo Dots in student living spaces

Saint Louis University has announced that it will be placing Amazon Echo Dot devices, powered by Alexa for Business, in every student residence hall room or student apartment on campus. While other colleges, like Arizona State University, have put Echo Dots in student housing before, SLU says this is the first time a college will equip every student living space with an Amazon Alexa-enabled device.

[...] In regards to privacy concerns, SLU says that because it is using the Amazon Alexa for Business platform, every Echo Dot is managed by a central system that is not tied to any individual accounts. No personal information will be collected so all use is anonymous. The Echo Dots will also not keep any recordings of questions that are asked. If a student wants to opt out of using the Echo Dot given to them, they can simply store it, unplugged, and turn it in at the end of the school year.

Also at Engadget.

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2019: Boroffice, Ondo APC disagree on direct primary "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South-West and the Ondo State chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have disagreed with a Senator representing Ondo North in the National Assembly, Prof Robert Ajayi Boroffice on a planned adoption of direct primary for next years general election. While Boroffice said the APC had agreed to adopt direct primary to choose candidates, the []

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FG hires MD for Family Homes Fund "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Federal Government has appointed Mr. Femi Adewole as the managing director of Family Homes Fund (FHF). Until his appointment, he was managing director of Shelter Afrique, the Nairobi based pan-African housing finance company, according to a statement. Adewoles appointment followed a competitive and rigorous recruitment process conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, a renowned multinational professional services []

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Solar hot water cash splash for Victorians "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Victorian government is sponsoring households to take up solar hot water. File photo

MELBOURNE, AAP Victorians who swap their old hot water system for a solar one can get a $1,000 rebate under a $60 million program.

The 10-year program starts immediately, premier Daniel Andrews announced on Monday at solar hot water manufacturer Rinnai at Braeside.

It follows on from his Sunday announcement that a re-elected Labor government would pay for 650,000 homes to get solar panels under a $1.24 billion plan where owner-occupiers would repay half the cost through their bill savings.

Were putting solar panels and hot water systems on Victorian homes to help families save hundreds of dollars a year on their electricity bills, Mr Andrews said in a statement.

The government predicts the systems will save households between $160 to $400 a year in electricity bills.

The rebate is available to households with a combined income of up to $180,000 who live in their own home valued up to $3 million.

Houses can take part in the half price solar panels program or the $1,000 hot water rebate, but not both.

The rebate has been created so houses who cannot get solar panels because of roof design or shade can still get a reduction in energy bills, the government says.

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DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 777 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: YunoHost Fedora makes it easier to convert file systems, Red Hat responds to hardware bugs, Lubuntu plans migration to Wayland, Debian turns 25 years oldTips and tricks: Limiting resource usageReleased last week: Zorin OS 12.4, Quirky 8.6Torrent corner: Clonezilla, Container, Quirky,....


The Great War over Furs and Frozen Wastes "IndyWatch Feed"

I just finished reading a book about King William's War, which is what Americans call the fighting between the British and the French (plus settlers and Indian allies) that broke out after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. This was a very important event in North American history, setting the pattern followed by all the other North American wars down to 1763. The events of that war kept happening over and over: the British, egged on by New Englanders, kept repeating its siege of Quebec; armies marched over and over down the same roads, boated along the same lakes and rivers, besieged the same forts and fought battles in the same places.

But what I learned from this book that stays with me is that besides fighting on the St. Lawrence, the Mohawk, the Hudson, the St. Johns, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and the Gulf of Maine, the British and French also fought each other on Hudson Bay.

Imagine: this vast, cold body of water, its only entrance blocked by ice as much as ten months a year, thousands of miles from Europe at the end of a horrifically dangerous voyage that claimed uncounted mariners; I marvel that anyone sailed there, let alone fought a war there. But fight they did.

The Bay's history with Europeans started badly. The first Europeans to see it sailed with Henry Hudson, an Englishman who was then in the pay of the Dutch. They worked their way around the southern coast of Greenland past Baffin Island and into the Hudson Strait really, the man certainly named a lot of stuff after himself searching like so many others for the Northwest Passage. Instead they found a vast inland sea. By the time they reached the southern shore it was too late in the season to sail back, so they were trapped by the ice. They wintered over on the shores of James Bay, surviving by bartering with nearby Indians. When the ice finally broke up in...


Debarking Dead Trees, Shelter Roofing, Cordage Material & Bush Tucker B... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Debarked standing tree using a steel hatchet. This could have been done by a white woodsman or an Aboriginal.


Why Minecraft Isnt As Innocent A Game As You Would Like To Believe "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Nothing is scarier than finding out that your child has been victimized by a predator. And with todays online gaming, people of every age and walk of life are faceless and nameless, using monikers that allow them to be whoever they want. One such person was Marcus Wilton, otherwise known as LionMaker in the highly popular Minecraft game.

Kids loved him, but parents had every reason to despise him, and this is the story why.

The World Of Minecraft


Minecraft is classified as a sandbox game, which basically means that players are allowed to roam around the game and select tasks as they wish. The 3D game has taken the gaming world by storm, regardless of age or nationality. And while it can be played alone, there is a multi-player platform that allows gamers to interact.


China Is The Blueprint For The Censorship Tyranny Rollout In America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

China Is The Blueprint For The Censorship Tyranny Rollout In America by: Mike Adams  Natural News The tech giants are using communist China as the testing ground for police state censorship technology testing. Once the tech is perfected by Apple, Google,...

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Professor Mohammad Marandi on BBC HARDtalk "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 14, 2018 HARDtalks Stephen Sackur speaks to Iranian political analyst and erstwhile nuclear talks adviser Mohamed Marandi.


View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: The Hazards mountains, from Sapphire Lodge, Freycinet, Tasmania NOTE: We prefer photos to be from a window with preferably part of the window in the shot. They do not have to be exotic locations. They can be the view from your kitchen window or bedroom window or lounge [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Peru And Ecuador Demand Passports From Venezuelans Migrants "IndyWatch Feed"

Fleeing the utopia known as socialism. Via Daily Mail: A flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nations economic and humanitarian crisis has led two South American nations to stiffen their entry requirements. Peru announced on Friday that they will follow Ecuadors recent decision to require all Venezuelans reaching the border to enter with a passport- a []


Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Big US beef index job for AbacusBio Sally Rae:

Dunedin-based agribusiness consulting company AbacusBio is rebuilding the selection indexes for the American Angus Association, the worlds largest beef cattle society.

AbacusBio partner Jason Archer, who has specialised in beef cattle throughout his career, was thrilled the company was chosen for the work.

The association has more than 25,000 members across the United States and Canada and the scale of the industry was unbelievable,  Dr Archer said.

In fact, the work that was being done by AbacusBio meant it affected billions of dollars worth of production.

Often, breed societies had selection indexes balancing all the traits that were being measured, and those indexes were both a selection tool and also became a bit of a benchmark when evaluating bulls, he said. . . 

Walk On history pretty amazing Kiwi story Sally Rae:

The establishment of Walk On is a pretty amazing Kiwi story, new chief executive Mark Davey says.

The  company, founded by young entrepreneur Lucas Smith, produces blister protection products using soft merino wool.

It has appointed Dr Davey as its first chief executive as part of an initiative to carry the momentum of Walk Ons initial domestic success into international markets.

Walk On had secured a national distribution deal with outdoor and adventure sports multi-channel retailer Torpedo 7 and was also available in 10 retail stores nationally, Dr Davey said. . . 



HPR2621: Liverpool Makefest 2018 - Chan'nel Thomas a.k.a little pink maker "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this episode recorded at Liverpool Makefest 2018 I talk to Chan'nel Thomas aka little pink maker. Chan'nel has an amazing web site; the link is below. I was going to include a couple of pictures taken on the day but they don't do her work the justice it deserves. Mail:


Crazy eyed coup "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Scott Humor On Saturday, the Russian Emperor attended a wedding of the Empires future European nobility and, as the tradition dictates, brought with him the Kuban Cossack Choir. Also,


30 5-Minute Relaxing Techniques You Need To Try "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


With the busyness that todays world brings with smartphones continuously pinging and technological noise coming at us from every direction, it can all get a little overwhelming. And thats with just having to deal with your social media accounts, what about work? These days, people need a way to relax, albeit quickly. And while not everyone can afford to take a vacation, there are a few ways to get through the day without wanting to pull your hair out or scream at your next-door cubicle neighbor.

Take a look at these 5-minute pointers that can help you make it through the day and find a moment of relaxation and peace.

Just Breathe


It may sound simple, but the art of breathing in and out slowly not only helps lower blood pressure, it truly helps clear the mind. This would explain why taking a breather is so common, because sometimes removing yourself from a rather stressful environment and literally breathing in and out can make a world of difference.




Judicial Watch wants Brennans communications about dossier (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Judicial Watch wants Brennans communications about dossier Video Fox News Video Source

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From the Eastern District of Texas (US) to Australia Patent Quality Remains a Problem "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Patents of all colours of the rainbow

Appeal to swatches

Summary: Patents on anything from thoughts to nature/life (in the US and in Australia, respectively) demonstrate the wildly wide range (or spectrum) of patents nowadays granted irrespective of their impact on innovation

A FEW HOURS ago Eibhlin Vardy published this post (part of a series) celebrating patent maximalism at the USPTO, whose ten millionth patent may ironically enough be bunk.

We might already be in the midst of such a decline, i.e. a restoration of patent quality.What if patent grants started to decline in terms of number, e.g. each year that goes by (rather than the opposite)? We might already be in the midst of such a decline, i.e. a restoration of patent quality.

Well, a system which strives to grant as many patents as possible isnt one that necessarily encourages innovation and in many cases it actually prioritises monopolisation at innovations expense for numbers sake; that would practically discourage innovation.

A few days ago we saw this news report about a patent on [s]ystem and method for data management, i.e. a software patent and hence bunk patent. The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas is a national and international laughing stock because of stuff like this:

Papa Johns International and its subsidiary Star Papa have been sued over the US-based pizza franchises mobile app.

Oklahoma-based Fall Line Patents filed its patent infringement complaint yesterday, August 15, at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Fall Line Patents is the owner of US patent number 9,454,748, called System and method for data management.

According to the complaint, the patent teaches methods for managing and collecting data from a remote computing device by gathering l...


"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The glare of Alpha Centauri, one of the brightest stars in planet Earth's night sky, floods the left side of this southern skyscape. A mere 4.3 light-years distant, Alpha Centauri actually consists of two component stars similar in size to the Sun, locked in a mutual orbit. Much smaller and cooler, a third member of the same star system, Proxima Centauri, lies outside this field of view. 
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Still, the telescopic scene does reveal often overlooked denizens of the Milky Way's crowded galactic plane that lie beyond the glare of Alpha Centauri, including a planetary nebula cataloged as Hen 2-111, an estimated 7,800 light-years away. The gaseous shroud of a dying star, the nebula's brighter core and fainter halo of reddish ionized gas span over twenty light-years, seen just right of picture center. Farther right are two notable open clusters of stars, the compact Pismis 19 also nearly 8,000 light-years away whose light is reddened by intervening dust, and the looser, closer NGC 5617. Just visible in the glare of Alpha Centauri is the dim glow of a shell-like supernova remnant, above and right of the closest star system's bright core.


Why the food movement is unstoppable! "IndyWatch Feed National"

What makes an ethical food future? What kind of agriculture can our planet sustain? How can we reduce demand on global resources? How can you be a change-maker in the unstoppable food movement?

Industrial food systems are key drivers of environmental destruction, from rainforests to reefs, and water supplies to climate change. Farmer and author of Call of the Reed Warbler Charles Massy, US crop scientist and director of the Poison Papers, and farmer, meatsmith, and president of AFSA Tammi Jonas discuss how regenerative agriculture can turn Australias ecologies and economies around, revitalizing rural communities while nourishing land, animals, and people.

Join us in Daylesford on Thursday 30 August for an inspiring and activating evening, or if you cant make it to the central highlands of Victoria, catch Jonathan and Charlie elsewhere on The Food Equation tour of Australia.

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Chilling Spanish-Made TV AD Warns of Our Oceans Future "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


A Spanish-made film advertisement aired in June 2018 is now serving as a jolting wake-up call, offering a frightening peek into humanitys future if it continues its irresponsible practices concerning the indiscriminate use of plastics.

In a description from the website, the advertisement, entitled Plastic Fish, was created by Barcelona-based advertising company, Piece of Cake for the NGO, Espacio CREA, to Explain the extreme situation of our oceans because of pollution caused by plastics.

The 46-second long video begins with a showcase of what seem to be mouth-watering gourmet dishes being prepared and served. The viewer immediately realizes that the feast contains plastic rubbish in place of what is expected to be the fresh ingredients. The clip then transitions to a single piece of plastic floating underneath the ocean surface with a warning that, By 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish,and an appeal to the viewer that for a sustainable world, we all have much to do.


Data from a World Economic Forum report in June 2018 show that the worlds oceans are infested with plastic, with 8 million tons of it dumped into our waters every year. Numbers also show that 90% of the plastic polluting our oceans come from only 10 rivers systems: Eight from Asia: the Yangtze; Indus; Yellow; Hai He; Ganges; Pearl; Amur; Mekong; and two in Africa the Nile and the Niger.



"The World According to the Mexican Sorcerers" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The World According to the Mexican Sorcerers"
By Paulo Coelho

"The great majority of spiritual traditions present in the Americas before Columbuss arrival, has managed by some miracle! to preserve its roots. In other words, they were stronger than the civilizations which were here, and which soon succumbed to the conquistadors. Among them, Mexican shamanism, which is still practiced by many local tribes, is one of the most widely studied; various anthropologists have carried out serious studies about the way in which the sorcerers understood Gods presence and their spiritual search. Here are some of the aspects of this understanding of the universe, drawn from various sources:

1] The absence of the personal story: in order for magical rites to pass from generation to generation, the sorcerer (shaman) must forget all he learned before his initiation into magic. According to tradition, a man or women who is tied to his past, will in the end allow himself to be governed by his parents way of thinking, or that of the society in which he lives. This is why all those who are initiated choose a new name and seek to free themselves from their memories, both good and bad.

2] The process of forgetting: in order to abandon the story he lived in, the sorcerer spends months on end remembering in detail each of the events of his life. Some traditions require him to spend hour after hour speaking out loud to a glass filled with water, reciting everything which happened at each meeting with each person; thus, the experience is removed from the memory and enters the water which is then thrown into a river. In this way, the head is left empty, and can begin to be filled with new things.

3] Interior silence: once free of his old thoughts, the sorcerer concentrates on his...


New L.A. Art Installation Portrays Donald Trump As A Killer Clown Like John Wayne Gacy "IndyWatch Feed"

Demented. Via Daily Wire: The artist collective Indecline, which has been resisting President Donald Trump with naked statues since late 2017, is celebrating their one year anniversary with a billboard placed high above Los Angeles showing a naked Donald Trump in clown makeup in front of a famous quote from serial killer John Wayne Gacy. []


The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Walk" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A Walk"

"My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in...


After Daraa the Syrian Army moves north as Washington falters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Aram Mirzaei for The Saker Blog After the successful south-western Syria offensive which saw the Western-backed Jihadist rebels get expelled from the region, the Syrian Army and its allies


12 Qualities Of The Perfect Woman, According To Men "IndyWatch Feed World"

We have all met that woman, the one who turns heads the second that she walks into a room and captivates every man that she meets, convincing them to do whatever her heart desires. But what is it that sets her apart from everyone else?

The science behind attraction and desire is incredibly complex. Its no one detail that makes a woman more or less attractive to the men around her, its a list of different attributes including her physical appearance, personality and the way that she carries herself. Interested in more details?

Here are 12 important qualities that men look for in the perfect woman:

#1 A Beautiful Smile

Believe it or not, a womans smile is one of the first things that men notice when they first meet. There are a few important points to keep in mind. First, she needs to respect herself enough to keep up with her oral health. Secondly, her grin needs to be genuine genuine enough that even her eyes are smiling along with her.

#2 Intelligence

A study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Innsbruck revealed that not only are men attracted to intelligent women, it may actually play a bigger role in their attraction than their physical appearance. While this may not always have been the case, data shows that attitudes are shifting. Smart women need not keep their gifts a secret.

#3 Long Legs Make A Goddess

One of the greatest assets that a woman can show off is a pair of long, well-toned legs. It breaks free of the age-old argument of butt vs boobs, but theres no denying its true. We leverage the sex appeal of a womans legs in television ads and magazine spreads, a sexuality that reaches mens deepest desires.

#4 Darker Hair

While some stereotypes may be rooted in truth, a 2008 study revealed that the old belief that blondes were more attractive couldnt be further from the truth. In fact, after asking 130 men to rate a series of images, they discovered that the most attractive hair color to the average man was brunette.

#5 Humor

While its well known that most men are looking for a woman that can appreciate his humor, laughing at his jokes. However, experts say that the role of humor in a lasting relationship extends beyond just finding him funny. She needs to not only enjoy and recognize humor, she needs to also be funny herself!

#6 Rocking the Curves

Studies have shown that men are more...


Cartoon for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

MAC Daily Mail 17082018


Our sport badly needs some publicity. So a big hand for our Mr Trubshaw who has volunteered to go to London and cause a fracas in a nightclub..


Not so polarised: Review of Cornel West & Douglas Murray "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Too Right! A regular column by John Black Polarised the title of last nights public discussion between the academic Dr Cornel West and the writer Douglas Murray, was something of a misnomer. While the differences in their political outlooks were evident Murray the English Oxbridge educated small c conservative, West the black American [] The post Not so polarised: Review of Cornel West & Douglas Murray appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.





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Lost Video: Owen Shroyer Schools ANTIFA In Austin "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Lost Video: Owen Shroyer Schools ANTIFA In Austin

Antifa violence nearly destroyed footage from March Against Violence rally.

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Trump Says His White House Counsel Isnt a RAT Like Nixons "IndyWatch Feed World"

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. President Trump insisted Sunday that his White House counsel isnt a RAT like the Watergate-era White House attorney who turned on Richard Nixon, and he blasted the ongoing Russia investigation as McCarthyism.

Trump, in a series of angry tweets, denounced a New York Times story that his White House counsel, Don McGahn, has been cooperating extensively with the special counsel team investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with Trumps Republican campaign.


Malcolm Turnbulls NEG change is not good enough "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Joe Montero

The governments debacle over the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) has been described in some quarters as an example of the prime ministers inept leadership. If only it was so simple.

Malcolm Turnbulls headache exists because the factions most intent on absolute market liberalisation and big brother style politics, not only continue to have a stranglehold on the Liberal and National parties. They are tightening it.

As their captive and the resulting internal battle, the government is once again caught in a paralysis, where policy transforms into  inaction.  The most reactionary elements within the parties and fitting.

Although he is part of it, this is not just a Tony Abbott thing.

Speculation about the continuing survival of the prime minister as leader has risen again. His enemies are showing that they might be prepared to cross the floor and vote down the NEG. Through their opposition to the latest modest change, shifting the control over the emissions target  from the policy to the minister, they have hung out Malcolm Turnbulls essential weakness for all to see. He is plating into their hands. The reactionaries  are also announcing  a determination to keep on being the champions of the fossil fuel industry.

At the very least, the way he has handled the affair, has ensured that Malcolm Turnbull has made his own contribution to the governments instability. He is a dead man walking.

There is no room for sentimentality in this vision. Government provision of welfare and other services that even out opportunities to an extent, have no place in this, and must be done away with  as far as possible.

They see their rivals in the Liberal and National parties as a barrier against achieving this,  and standing for unwarranted government interference in what should be a free choice of the private sector. Hence there are few qualms about creating political destabalisation. It is a means to an end.



Sunday Talks: Chuck Todd Interviews Rudy Giuliani As the Media Narrative Collapses "IndyWatch Feed"

I know, I know. no-one wants to watch the insufferable Chuck Toad. However, the value in this interview is recognizing how desperate the Resistance Media are to keep up morale and yet they simultaneously know the two-year narrative is collapsing Continue reading


The Rise Of The Far-Right Demands An Urgent Progressive Response "IndyWatch Feed National"

Progressives need to mobilise to combat the rise of the far-right in Australia, writes Ben Eltham. The time for complacency is over. 

Australia is a nation-state founded on white nationalism. The white supremacist roots of Australia are undeniable. In 1901, Australias brand new parliament passed the notorious Immigration Restriction Act in its first sitting, inaugurating the legal basis for the White Australia policy. 

The White Australia policy was formally abolished in 1973, and the Whitlam government went further by enshrining racial equality in law with the Racial Discrimination Act of 1975.  The Fraser government also notably freed up migration settings, showing genuine leadership in settling south-east Asisan migrants in the late 1970s. For many, this was the beginning of a more pluralistic and liberal nation, embracing a multi-hued democracy of genuine tolerance and diversity.

Both major parties have since celebrated their role in the creation of a modern multicultural Australia. At least, so the story goes. 

But the progressive view of Australian politics cant paper over the fact that racism remains a potent force in our democracy. Despite genuine progress and reform in the 1970s and 80s under Whitlam, Fraser and Hawke, a residual strain of white nativist politics has always lingered, never quite extinguished. 

Looking at Australian politics this past few weeks, the question needs to be asked: how far have we come? 

Not very, if last weeks first speech by Katter Australia Senator, Fraser Anning is anything to go by. Annings speech made worldwide news because of his calculated use of the phrase final solution to describe his plan for a plebiscite on Australian immigration policy. 

Both Labor and Liberal rushed to condemn Anning, and his views received widespread approbation in the media. But few have bothered to listen through to Annings speech, or read it in full. Thats a shame, because a close reading provides us with many clues to the development of right-wing thinking in this country. 

In many ways Annings inaugural speech is quite a traditional address. He begins by tracing his personal history, firmly anchored in the pastoralist north of Queensland, born to a cattle-grazing family in...


Drug War Addicted Cops Attack Innocent Man for Rolling a Joint in a State With LEGAL Weed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Drug War Addicted Cops Attack Innocent Man for Rolling a Joint in a State With LEGAL Weed By Matt Agorist The Free Thought Project Las Vegas, NV  For almost three years, medical marijuana was legalized in various regions of...

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Hackaday Links: August 19, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you want to creep everyone out, [Hunter Irving] has your back. He found a weird, creepy knock-off Thomas the Tank Engine toy and mounted a servo to it. This animatronic face is really, really creepy and has the aesthetic of a pastel plastic hell of the forgotten toys destroyed in a day care in 1991. It probably smells like a thrift shop. This rosy-cheeked locomotive shall derail your soul. It sings karaoke.

Like badges? Sure you do. Ph0xx is the badge for the upcoming Fri3d Camp, a family hacker, maker, and DIY camp in Belgium with 600 attendees. The badge features an ESP-32, two 57 LED arrays, accelerometer, an 18650 battery with protection and a charger, expansion headers, and this badge is compatible with Lego Technic. Oh yes, they went there.

Were filing this under but why. Its a custom Mercedes-Benz motorcycle, with a sidecar, that looks like an early 80s Benz convertible. [Maarten] stumbled upon a few pics of this, but the google-fu is weak in trying to get some information about this build. Who built it? Why? Does it run?

Heres something near and dear to my heart: my greatest contribution to humanity so far. The Shitty Add-On spec for this years batch of Def Con badges is the reason badges now have their own badges. Now its time for a slight upgrade to the standard, and I need your help. The SAO standard 1.1bis will retain the VCC/GND/SDA/SCL layout of the first revision, but to increase mechanical stability and decrease the complexity of populating the headers, were adding two pins. Heres the question: what should these two extra pins do? The current options are adding TX and RX to the standard, or two GPIOs that are undefined, but able to be utilized by each badge team for their own purposes. Those are the two options, but Im looking for your input in the comments. Hurry up, because we have Superconference badges to build.

You should know the Primitive Technology channel on YouTube. This week he made another step towards the iron age. The basic idea behind this channel is a guy in Australia playing Minecraft in real life, building everything he can, starting with the technology of punching trees. The latest video shows his process for smelting iron. The iron comes from iron-bearing bacterial sludge found in a creek. The geologic disadvantages of northeastern Australia notwithstanding, hes doing ever...


Inmates Across The Country Plan To Go On Strike Refusing To Eat And Work To Protest Prison Slavery "IndyWatch Feed"

Their wages include room and board. Via Daily Mail: Prison inmates across the country are preparing to go on strike by refusing to eat or work, as a way to protest what they call prison slavery and poor conditions. Though the extent of the planned strike is not known, prisoners in at least 17 states []


Mediawatch on Bridges expenses leak and related matters "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Newshub political editor Tova OBrien who previously criticised Simon Bridges for going on the road said the spending was not only unjustified but also contradicted National Party pre-election ads claiming Labour fleeced hard-working Kiwis. And in his own promotional video, Simon Bridges talked about being brought up by parents who knew how to stretch a dollar a long way.

Tova OBrien also reckoned hed wasted the money.

Simon Bridges hasnt announced a single policy based on the feedback he heard from voters yet. It was supposed to be a profile-raising exercise but  . . he hasnt had a bump in the polls, she said.

Since when have leaders travel expenses been linked to the output of fresh policies or positive opinion poll results?

Tova OBrien has performed like a Labour Party spin doctor, rather than a political editor. Can no longer trust Newshub to report political matters truthfully


Marcia Wiegand joins our blog team with the post Turbine creates energy from oncoming traffic. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Marcia Wiegand joins our blog team with the post "Turbine creates energy from oncoming traffic".


Digital image of the day: Green party "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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TEPCO to strengthen protections against tsunamis at crippled Fukushima nuclear power station "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fukushima tsunami plans to be expedited at stricken N-plant August 19, 2018

The Yomiuri Shimbun Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. will strengthen its protections against tsunami at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to prevent water contaminated with high levels of radiation from spilling outside the plant, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

During the decommissioning work, contaminated water has accumulated in the basements of the buildings that house the nuclear reactors. If a tsunami were to hit, this water could flow into the sea.

To prevent water from entering the basements, TEPCO will move up the schedule for work to block openings on the surface and the buildings ground floors, as well as add more spots to be blocked.

Mega-quake seen as imminent

The decision to step up tsunami protections was made after the governments Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion released a long-term assessment in December on the possibility of a gigantic earthquake along the Chishima Trench on the Pacific Ocean side of Hokkaido.

The assessment warned that a huge earthquake of magnitude 8.8 or greater was imminent.



From a Harbourside Mansion - Turnbull's blog on energy & Abbott "IndyWatch Feed National"

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull Harbourside Mansion Sydney Harbour 9 December 2009 While a shadow minister, Tony Abbott, was never afraid of speaking bluntly in a manner that was at odds with Coalition policy. So as I am a humble backbencher I am sure he won't complain if I tell a few...


High probability of massive earthquake affecting Fukushima region "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What Is the Probability of a Mega-quake Striking Japan in the Future?, NHK News, 2 July 18,  .. A government panel has released its latest earthquake probability map, which indicates the likelihood of each area being hit in the coming 3 decades by tremors of 6-minus or above on the Japanese intensity scale of zero to 7 about the same level as the one that hit Osaka. A member of the panel says an earthquake of 6-minus could strike anywhere in Japan, and urges people to be prepared.

High probability in the Kanto region and along the Pacific coast. In the Kanto region, the probability of a major quake is highest in Chiba City, at 85 percent. The figure is 82 percent for Yokohama and 81 percent for Mito. Tokyos Shinjuku Ward is located in an area with 48 percent probability.

In the Tokai region, the probability for Shizuoka is 70 percent and Nagoya is 46 percent.

Beware of massive earthquakes that occur in ocean trenches The panel explains that these areas have high probabilities because massive earthquakes centering in the Chishima Trench, Japan Trench and the Nankai Trough have been occurring at intervals of a few decades to a century.

These earthquakes occur around ocean trenches where the oceanic plate is forced underneath the continental plate.

Huge earthquakes have been occurring especially around the Nankai Trough roughly every 100 years. As the last one took place more than 70 years ago, there is a growing probability the next one will happen soon around the Pacific coast of western Japan....


Good luck with that, Russell! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The pre-eminent leader of the Mormon church Russell Nelson announced that in future everyone should stop using the terms Mormon Church, Mormons and Mormonism when referring to the church or its members. Instead, the church should be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the members as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Latter-day Saints. He said that even the abbreviation LDS should not be used. The churchs style guide has more.

I think Nelson is going to have a tough fight on this front. It would be like the Catholic Church asking to be referred to as the Roman Catholic Church and its members as Roman Catholics in future. Once people are used to calling an institution and its members something, it will be hard to change the usage.

Nelson said that his god had spoken to him and told him to tell the world all this. It would have been more likely to happen if his god had spoken directly to all of us. But he never does.


Tokyo as well as Fukushima Is NOT Radiologically Safe. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Nuclear Resister,  August 13, 2018 Text of the flyer distributed at the Go West Come West memorial for nuclear victims in Hiroshima, August 6, 2018.

Tokyo as well as Fukushima Is NOT Radiologically Safe. The Government of Japan Is Making Tokyo Olympics Radiating Fields of Athletes and Visitors .

We are Go West Come West, an organization of evacuees from the Fukushima nuclear disaster and their supporters. On the 73rd anniversary of the United States atomic bombing, we would like to send greetings of solidarity to all visitors to Hiroshima:

Hiroshima is NOT a story of the past

Even the Japanese governments underestimated data shows that the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster released 168 times the cesium 137 discharged by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, which entailed about 168 times the fallout at Hiroshima. Prime-minister Shinzo Abe declared that with regard to health-related problems (of the Fukushima accident), I (Abe) will state in the most emphatic and unequivocal terms that there have been no problems until now, nor are there any at present, nor will there be in the future. This claim is tantamount to saying that Hiroshima atomic bombing caused no human health problems. It is totally groundless and false!

Fukushima nuclear disaster is NOT over

The disaster is still unfolding. High doses of radioactive materials are still leaking from the tops and the bottoms of the reactor buildings every moment of every day. Air, water, soil, ocean and food, all essentials for human life, are still severely contaminated by ra...


Clapper Turns on Brennan: John and His Rhetoric Have Become an Issue "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

James Clapper John Brennan(ZHE)  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper threw former CIA Director John Brennan under the bus on Sunday, telling CNNs State of the Union that John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself, adding John is subtle like a freight train and hes gonna say whats on his mind.  Somebody wants to keep []


Chamber Urges Govt To Review Proposed Mining Act Amendments "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Extractive industries are worried their rape of PNG might be about to come to an end.

They pay the government less than 2% of revenue, K400 million from exports of K25 billion in 2017; but they dont want to have to pay a single toea more!

Post Courier | August 19, 2018

The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum continues to encourage government to undertake an independent review of the proposed amendments to the Mining Act 1992.

The chamber maintained that this was to ensure full understanding of the economic implications of the revised Act on the economy of the country.

President of the PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum, Gerea Aopi said stable government policies and favorable investment climate are critical for future growth in the PNG resource sector, and that the proposed changes to the Mining Act would undermine PNGs i...


Wangan and Jagalingou leaders call on Queensland Govt not to extinguish native title "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

18 August 2018  In the wake of yesterdays adverse Federal Court decision against their challenge to Adanis ILUA,   Wangan and Jagalingou Traditional Owners say yesterdays judgement merely
confirms the limitations of the native title system, and fails to address their right
as Indigenous people to free, prior and informed consent,
which is at the heart of their action.

Mr Adrian Burragubba, one of five applicants in the case, and W&J cultural leader says: 
We are calling on the Queensland Government to rule out
extinguishing our native title in any part of our land.

Once native title is gone, it is gone forever.
It would be a travesty for the Government to wipe out our title for Adani.
If Queensland can stop them dredging the Reef before Adani has money,
or pull the pin on $1 billion NAIF funding, they can surely protect our rights to our land.
They must not hand a private corporation land title at our expense,
based on discriminatory laws.

The Queensland Government has a clear choice here, and yesterdays ruling
in no way forces them to proceed to extinguish our native title.
Dont be fooled, it is up to the Government what happens next.

Adani cant be trusted; how can they say they respect
the rights, history, future intentions and requests of the traditional owners?

We are Traditional Owners, we are the people from that land,
and they have never respected our decisions, or our right to free prior informed consent,
or our aspirations to care for our ancestral country.
They split our people for their own ends and then try to claim they care.
They should walk away in shame for all the damage they have done.

Ms Linda Bobongie, another applicant and chairperson of the Traditional Owners Council, says:

While we respect the decisions of the courts, we arent satisfied by this judgement
and will work with our legal team to prepare an appeal to a higher court.

We know the Queensland Government has no obligation to act on extinguishment for Adani.
They should wait until all our appeals are exhausted.

We held out hope for this legal avenue, but anticipated a conservative judgement
within the Native Title system, and were prepared for the decision.
Our Council has vowed to continue to defend our lands and waters from Adanis destruction.

We call on Adani to immediately withdraw from this damaging project on our land.
No administrative decisions that block our rights will stop us standing our ground
to defend and prote...


Punters guide to Turnbull "IndyWatch Feed National"

I first published this piece in May 2016. I think it's important today as the Liberal Party looks to the future. The punters guide to Malcolm Turnbull's form in leading the nation Sunday, 01 May 2016 A few days ago I was chatting with a good mate who talks a...


Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, Homeless Used To Cleanup At Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site; UN Experts Raise The Alarm Mining Awareness + "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum seekers and people who are homeless, Tens of thousands of workers have been recruited over the past seven years under the decontamination programme. Japans Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare indicates on its website that 46,386 workers were employed in 2016; and the Radiation Worker []

via Migrant Workers, Asylum Seekers, Homeless Used To Cleanup At Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site; UN Experts Raise The Alarm Mining Awareness +


Victoria Labor pledges $1.2 billion in rebates, loans for rooftop solar RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Victoria Labor government proposes rebates and zero interest loans to encourage another 650,000 homes to install another 2.6GW of rooftop solar. The post Victoria Labor pledges $1.2 billion in rebates, loans for rooftop solar appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Victoria Labor pledges $1.2 billion in rebates, loans for rooftop solar RenewEconomy


August 19 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Opinion: Its the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! It is hard to get ordinary people engaged, so hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor Will Steffen, whose peer-reviewed report on how emissions are driving the Earth into an irreversible []

via August 19 Energy News geoharvey


Rep. Alcee Hastings makes disturbing joke referencing Trumps death "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL) made a rather worrisome comment at a rally in Sunshine, Florida, on Sunday where he told an old joke about a non-swimming President Donald Trump falling into the Potomac River and nobody saving him as the crowd clapped and cheered in glee.

I will tell you a joke, Hastings told the crowd.

Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe? He asked.

alcee hastingsRep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (cliff/Flickr)

A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and cant swim, he said. And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.

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X22 Report: It's Coming & It's Going To Hit The Global Economy Like A Tidal Wave "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22 Report: It's Coming & It's Going To Hit The Global Economy Like A Tidal Wave

"Alas! regardless of their doom,  
  The little victims play;  
No sense have they of ills to come,  
  Nor care beyond to-day:  
Yet see how all around 'em wait   
The ministers of human fate  
And black Misfortune's baleful train!  
Ah, show them where in ambush stand,  
To seize their prey, the murderous band!  
  Ah, tell them they are men!"

 T. Gray, "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
Complete poem is here:


Smoke Now Pushing Into Western Washington "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

During the next 12 hours there should be a major influx of wildfire smoke into the lower elevations of western Washington.

The MODIS satellite imagery around noon showed very dense smoke over eastern WA and the north Cascades, with lesser but substantial smoke now over northwest Washington, with a thinning from Seattle southward.

The 2PM image from the GOES geostationary satellite, indicates the smoke is slowly moving southward west of the Cascade crest.

The backdrop of Seattle is getting murkier over time.

As of noon, air quality was moderate over the Puget Sound area, except for rapidly worsening conditions at Darrington (see below)

Unfortunately, if our models are correct, low-level air quality is about to get much worse.  The NOAA/NWS HRRR smoke model prediction for near-surface smoke showed high values (red-purple) over the Cascades and eastern WA at noon (1900 UTC)


Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


"Plastic Free Hawai`i - A Visit With Doorae Shin"

It wasnt too long ago when youd bring groceries home from the store in plastic bags. Today, those same bags are being banned around the world as harmful to the environment, yet few realize this movement first started in Hawai`i. We spent an afternoon with Doorae Shin, program manager of Plastic Free Hawai`i  and quickly found out its about a lot more than just bags. Join us in our fascinating visit with Doorae as she shares with us not only why Hawai`i was first in the world to achieve this, but also a few simple things anyone can do to help out no matter where you live -
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FFWN: Its False Flag Season9/11 anniversary approacheshere are this years events! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If you can't make it to NYC, DC, or SF this year, why not burn the 9/11 Commission Report at a local barbecue truth party?


If Turkey Collapses, THIS Country Will Be Next! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

If Turkey Collapses, THIS Country Will Be Next! Video The Money GPS Video Source

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Alice/35 U.S.C. 101 and PTAB Are Here to Stay and Even Their Critics (Patent Maximalists) Have Come to Accept That "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Capitol building

Summary: Taking stock of the latest PTAB news and rants; the latter has become scarce because efforts to undermine PTAB have all failed

THE recent changes at the USPTO were relatively minor. Guidelines have barely changed, the chief judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is merely swapping seats, and the courts continue to rule pretty consistently on patent matters. Theres no real room for profound change and this, in a strange sort of way, is a good thing because Alice/35 U.S.C. 101, frequently enforced by PTAB, renders a lot of software patents obsolete. The Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirms.

Theres no real room for profound change and this, in a strange sort of way, is a good thing because Alice/35 U.S.C. 101, frequently enforced by PTAB, renders a lot of software patents obsolete.Over the past week weve been patiently watching new cases and new decisions. Were also still watching events like this one about PTAB; a few months ago there were many anti-PTAB events, but Oil States more or less ended that. PTAB is here to stay and patent maximalists are slowly learning to accept that.

SCOTUS is instead looking into matters such as damage calculations and litigation venue, along with PTAB itself (two decisions about it earlier this summer).What about 35 U.S.C. 101? It hasnt really changed. There are talks about amending guidelines, but nothing substantial has changed and SCOTUS refuses to revisit the matter. SCOTUS is instead looking into matters such as damage calculations and litigation venue, along with PTAB itself (two decisions about it earlier this summer). 3 days ago San Antonio Business Journal wrote an update about the...


The problems of being all things to all people "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Under John Key, Steve Joyce and Bill English National tried to be all things to all people in an attempt to get more than 50% of the vote. They never succeeded. In Australia Malcolm Turnbull is also trying to be all things to all people and it is failing.  Joe Hildebrand explains: Quote: Why are the [] The post The problems of being all things to all people appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Confusion reigns in Chicago community over whether teen killed himself while running from police "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Chicago community is in disbelief after a 16-year-old African-American teen reportedly shot himself while running from officers after they tried to question him about being in possession of a weapon. The incident unfolded just before 7pm local time on Friday, when police spotted Steven Rosenthal with a gun and tried to talk to him, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The teen ran away from the officers, into his grandmother's apartment building, and then "tragically used the weapon on himself," CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.


NARAL Introduces Its Very Own Custom Abortion-Themed Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Roe v. Wade "IndyWatch Feed"

Oh, yummy. Via Daily Wire: Pro-abortion Portland residents can now enjoy a brand-new custom, abortion-themed flavor of ice cream, Rocky Roe v. Wade at a series of NARAL-sponsored ice cream socials designed to foment resistance to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon has partnered with Whats The Scoop, a Portland area ice-cream parlor, []



Iran finance minister target of impeachment proceedings as sanctions bite "IndyWatch Feed War"


MPs accuse minister of inability to manage economy or form and implement policies, increasing pressure on president


Nauru is farming refugees "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

World Vision has launched a campaign to get the New Zealand government to resettle refugees from Australia's concentration camp on Nauru in New Zealand:

World Vision national director Grant Bayldon said they were asking Ardern to make the offer directly to Nauru, rather than Australia.

"While there remains an obligation on Australia under international law, it doesn't look like they are going to do the right thing any time soon."

Another element of the campaign was that they were asking for the evacuation of children and their families to be prioritised, Bayldon said.

They should be brought to safety in New Zealand before Universal Children's Day in November, he said.

"These vulnerable people seeking refuge and asylum should be resettled in New Zealand as part of an emergency intake over and above our refugee quota," he said.

Of course we should do this - its the humanitarian thing to do. But I suspect Nauru's response will be a firm "no". And the reason for that is that being Australia's concentration camp is big business for the Pacific despotism. Australia pays Nauru by the prisoner, and releasing any of them has a direct impact on the government books. Last year's budget took a 10% hit from "uncertainty surrounding the number of refugees who will be resettled in the United States" and another 5% due to less tax from foreign concentration camp workers. Once you include the families, rescuing these 120 children would likely have a similar financial impact. The Nauruan government just isn't going to want to give that up.

Of course, refusing to release people because you'll lose money is morally reprehensible. But "morally reprehensible" pretty much describes the Nauruan government these days. In addition to the crime of running a concentration camp, they've jailed the opposition, undermined the judiciary, and banned foreign journalists. So I expect Baron Waqa and his cronies to reject any offer of resettlement New Zealand makes. The only way they'll surrender any of their refugee cash cows is if Australia cuts off the funding.



Turbine creates energy from oncoming traffic "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Our freeways and highways could really use this. What do you think?


Renewable resort: Greek island to run on wind, solar power "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The innovative 800-kilowatt wind turbine is an effort to protect the environment and attract tourism.

TILOS, Greece (AP) When the blades of its 800-kilowatt wind turbine start turning, the small Greek island of Tilos will become the first in the Mediterranean to run exclusively on wind and solar power.

The sea horse-shaped Greek island between Rhodes and Kos has a winter population of 400. But that swells to as many as 3,000 people in the summer, putting an impossible strain on its dilapidated power supply.

This summer, technicians are conducting the final tests on a renewable replacement system that will be fully rolled out later this year. It will allow Tilos to run exclusively on high-tech batteries recharged by a wind turbine and a solar park.


A $1 Billion Telescope That Will Take Pictures 10 Times Sharper Than Hubbles Is Now Officially Under Way "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In astronomy, cutting-edge technology often begins with a bunch of bulldozers, busted rocks, and dump trucks.

So it goes with the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will be the worlds largest and most powerful when it sees first light in 2024. Astronomers hope to use the huge observatory to study the ancient universe and look for signs of alien life.

Construction crews atop a Chilean mountain range broke ground for the $US1 billion project on Tuesday.


Man gets his finger bitten off during fight at golf course "IndyWatch Feed World"

A fight between two golfers in Massachusetts got out of hand after one man was arrested by cops and charged with mayhem. An apparent argument between golfers at the Southern Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts ended up with one man reportedly getting his thumb bitten off to the knuckle.


As The Turnbull Govt Implodes, Its Still Making Policy. Its Just Really, Really Bad Policy "IndyWatch Feed National"

With talk this morning of a possible leadership challenge to the Prime Minister by Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton, Ben Eltham reviews what landed the coalition in trouble in the first place.  

Covering federal politics is never the most uplifting of tasks, but the past month has been something else again. 

The dog days of winter have revealed a splintering Australian polity and an alarming resurgence of overt racism, a Liberal government that has all but exhausted any claim to the moniker of liberal, policy stasis bordering on dereliction of national duty, and a rightwards drift of conservative thought that should concern all thinking Australians, especially those who identify as conservatives.

I could talk about the racism about the neo-Nazi on national television, or the Senator flourishing a reference to the Final Solution in a maiden speech and in an accompanying article, I will.

But in this article, I want to talk about policy, because there seems to be less and less media coverage of the substance of policy these days. Thats a problem, obviously, because policy is important. Policy is the sum of the things that the government is doing, in many cases to ordinary citizens. 

Despite all outward indications, the Turnbull government is still actually making policy. 

My Health Debacle

A good example is the My Health Record debacle. Health Minister Greg Hunt is presiding over the wholesale digitisation of Australias health records, against all the advice of IT security and privacy policy experts, and with blithe disregard for the manifest dysfunction and policy mendacity revealed by the systems disastrous roll out.

Health Minister Greg Hunt. (IMAGE: Thom Mitchell, New Matilda).

Explaining the My Health Record disaster in detail would require a Senate Inquiry,...


DC Candidate Cheers, Fundraises Off of Brutal Beating of Elderly White Woman For Using Racial Slur After Being Attacked on Bus "IndyWatch Feed"

An elderly white woman riding the X2 Metrobus in Washington, D.C. last Tuesday was videotaped complaining of being harassed attacked by black passengers while on the bus, calling her harassers the n-word as she walked off the bus to get away from them and then shown lying in a bloody heap on the sidewalk after she was beaten when she got off the bus.

The excerpted video shows the woman saying she didnt want to listen to the music that a rider was playing (against Metro rules, BTW) and saying to someone arguing with her, you just fucking smacked my head. A passenger replies, telling her to shut-up. The woman gets up and several riders yell at her to get off the bus. It is then the woman responds with the n-word, saying nigger-asses.

Screen image shows elderly woman in a bloody heap on the sidewalk after beating for saying the n-word.

WTTG-TV reported the woman was hospitalized with cuts to her head but was expected to survive.

The Drudge Report linked to a local radio stations report on the attack.

WPGC-FM reported on the attack, linking to video that was posted to Twitter.


The Good News Economy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Good News Economy by John Mauldin Mauldin Economics Animal Spirits Back to Work Cranking Up What Could Go Wrong? And the Really Good News Beaver Creek and Making My Own Changes In my business, there is a fine...

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Netflix Will Now Interrupt Series Binges With Video Ads for its Other Series "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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The news emerged via user reports, particularly on the primary Netflix Reddit community, in which users claimed that ads for entirely different series would play between episodes of a given show's binging. One initial claim said that "unskippable" ads for the AMC series Better Call Saul appeared between episodes of Rick & Morty and that this ad appeared while using Netflix's smart TV app on an LG set in the UK. Replies to that thread included an allegation that a video ad for I Am A Killer (a Netflix-produced true-crime series) appeared between episodes of the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

An American Netflix user offered more details for exactly how the ads appear:

After the episode ended, I got a screen saying "More Shameless up next... " then the title card slid off screen, and it continued with, "but first check out Insatiable" [a Netflix-exclusive series] and started playing the trailer.

In a statement given to Ars Technica, Netflix described the change as follows: "We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster." The reasoning, Netflix's statement says, comes from its last controversial decision: to add auto-playing videos, complete with unmuteable audio, while browsing through Netflix content.

Netflix offered a major rebuttal to at least one Reddit claim, pointing out that the ads for Netflix content are entirely skippable.


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Plastic bags: lets revolt "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It hasnt all been plain sailing for the Ban the Bag crusade, with customers in Australian supermarkets taking the news very badly. In some cases, staff are threatened, and in one case, even throttled although I find it hard to understand how anyone can get quite so worked up over a plastic bag. Only in [] The post Plastic bags: lets revolt appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


RNZ Mediawatch: Constructive Journalism or CoJo "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ MediaWatch

An interesting report from RNZ

Its a common complaint that too much of the news is too grim and some people are quite literally turning off. Is there a better way to report news we can use? Stuff reporter Nicola Brennan-Tuparas been to Europe to find out if CoJo is the way forward.

Frankly given the poor quality of much NZ journalism this concept of balance whilst having some attraction is likely to lead to even more spin and bias than now.

The article at the link above has some good links.


South Africa Farm Seizure: Terrified White Farmers Plot Escape As Crackdown Looms "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Express UK: A Record number of white South African farmers have put their land up for sale amid fears the ruling party is considering confiscating properties bigger than 25,000 acres. ensions among the countrys white farming community have been rising since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa assumed office earlier this year and committed his []


Linux 4.19 Had A Very Exciting First Week Of New Features "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Linux 4.19 kernel merge window opened one week ago and there's been a lot of new features and improvements to be merged during this front-half of the merge period. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading, here's a look at the highlights for week one...


Pat Maechler joins our blog team with the post Why Alien Life Would be our Doom The Great Filter. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Pat Maechler joins our blog team with the post "Why Alien Life Would be our Doom -- The Great Filter".


Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, "My Silent Knowing" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Liquid Mind, "My Silent Knowing
Liquid Mind is the name used by Los Angeles composer and producer
 Chuck Wild of the best-selling Liquid Mind relaxation music albums.


The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nelson, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by!


Geoengineering Could Lead to Lower Crop Yields: New Study "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

GeoengineeringA new study has determined that spraying the skies with chemicals to combat global warming will likely come with the unintended side-effect of reducing crop yields. (CR)  Researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, have published a new study which calls into question the scientific efforts to block sunlight via climate engineering, also known as geoengineering. []


"No Measure Of Health..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
 - Jiddu Krishnamurti







"Is It?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cowardice asks the question: "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question: "Is it politic?" Vanity asks the question: "Is it popular?" But conscience asks the question: "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


The Technological Future of Surgery: New Surgical Robots are About to Enter the Operating Theatre "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The SPORT Surgical System is a versatile Single Incision advanced robotic surgical system that features state of the art Multi-Articulated Instruments.

Credit: titan medical SPORT surgical system



Combating Crime in a Virtual Future Filled with Love and Sex "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Its unclear whether well actually reach the point of achieving legitimate mind-uploading, which addresses the dilemma of physical continuity. What is clear, however, is that virtual reality is quickly making room for the ability of users to fall in love. In so doing, this will also make room for other venturesboth positive (sex) and problematic (crime).

As we continue pushing forward towards a future of sexual abundance, whereby getting into bed with technology is the new norm, well also need to remain vigilant against criminals who wish to exploit us even sexually.


Minnesota Democrats Still Backing Ellison, Despite Abuse Allegations "IndyWatch Feed"

And theyre not even mentioned the second, older allegation. #MeToo doesnt count if hes one of theirs. Via Twin Cities: The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is backing Congressman Keith Ellison in his run for state attorney general despite a recent allegation of domestic abuse from a former girlfriend. The DFL central committee gathered Saturday in Cambridge []


We owe Sinead O'Connor an apology - she spoke the truth about child abuse in the church "IndyWatch Feed World"

Following the shocking revelations of 70 years of abuse of children by Pennsylvania priests, we owe Sinead O'Connor an apology. Her declaration back in 1992 that the Catholic Church was rotten to its core and pedophile priests and their enablers were the real enemy was true.


"If You Want to Survive this Election with Your Mental Health Intact, Turn Off the "News" and Social Media Now" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If You Want to Survive this Election with Your Mental Health Intact, 
Turn Off the "News" and Social Media Now"
by Charles Hugh Smith

"Since elections are extremely profitable for traditional media / social media corporations, your sanity will gleefully be sacrificed in the upcoming election - if you are gullible enough to watch the "news" and tune into social media.Elections are extremely profitable because candidates spend scads of cash on media adverts. The greater the discord and derangement, the higher the media profits. The more outraged you let yourself become, the more time you spend online, generating insane profits for the corporations that own whatever platforms you're addicted to.

Seeking an echo chamber of people who agree with you? We got you covered. Attracted like a junkie to emotionally corrosive "news"? That's our specialty! Want an outlet for your spleen? That's what we offer, because "we connect people" (haha).

In other words, if you have a self-destructive attraction to anger, helplessness, frustration, bitter unhappiness and derangement--then by all means, watch the "news" and soak up social media. But while you're destroying your mental health for zero positive gains, please recall that six corporations plus Amazon zillionaire Jeff Bezos own the vast majority of the mainstream media - a truly frightening concentration of power in the hands of a few whose sole purpose is to maximize profit.

This concentration of media control creates the illusion of choice - the same elite-propaganda spin is everywhere you loo...


Help create the Dear Cicero Debate Forum "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Welcome! I am now in the process of fundraising for an upscale forum to hold in-depth and entertaining debates in Auckland.  New Zealand speakers for a New Zealand audience. Dear Cicero Debate Forum seeks to become New Zealands liveliest platform to debate ideas.  They will be intelligent debates to indulge in our democracys gift of freedom of speech [] The post Help create the Dear Cicero Debate Forum appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


My Favourite Chaser the marvellous Anne Hegarty "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

RNZ Sunday Morning

The formidable Governess from The Chase is in New Zealand to talk about her life before the quiz show and how shes managed to make a living from the quiz circuit. Anne Hegerty is on a whirlwhind trip to promote the popular show. She shares her thoughts on her fellow Chasers and tips for wannabe quizzers.



Mandy On Stories with a Message "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

At a meeting of the local Labour Party today (Saturday 18 August) Mandy Hager spoke about the art and []


Workhorse brings an electric pickup truck, helicopter to Manhattan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Workhorse, with its 120 employees, hopes to beat larger players to market.


Bridging the fourth turning with gold "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bridging the fourth turning with gold by Michael J Kosares Gold Seek The Fourth Turning   the influential work by William Strauss and Neil Howe published in 1997 uncannily predicted much of what has happened in America over the...

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Bould Statements on Dubai: 4 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Ann and Roger Bould were recently in the oil-rich kingdom on the Persian Gulf. Here is the third instalment of []


Abolition of Maori seats would spark a civil war "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Was there ever a time when the Maori seats could have been abolished safely? It is tempting to suggest the year 1950, when the first National Party prime minister, Sid Holland, abolished New Zealands upper house, the Legislative Council. Had he tacked-on the elimination of the Maori seats and presented the whole package as a modernisation of the New Zealand constitution, then his government would probably have got away with it. There would, of course, have been an outcry. Maoridom would have protested strongly, reminding Pakeha New Zealanders of the Maori Battalions heroic wartime contributions in North Africa and Italy. Abolishing the Maori seats would have been presented as a pretty poor reward for their peoples sacrifice. Indeed, it is interesting to speculate whether precisely this argument was put forward by the thousands of ex-servicemen in Nationals ranks. Many would remember the Battle of Manners Street of April 1943 sparked by the segregationist impulses of American troops towards Maori. New Zealand in the 1940s was not as racist as many of todays activists would have us beli The post Abolition of Maori seats would spark a civil war appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.


Eight bodies found after Tunisian police, migrants clash at sea "IndyWatch Feed War"


People on vessel throw Molotov cocktails at security forces before setting fire to boat and attempting to flee


Put up or shut up about collusion: US Senate Intel Chairman tells Former CIA Chief Brennan "IndyWatch Feed World"

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) had some choice words for security credential-deprived former CIA Director John Brennan. In a statement on Thursday, Burr essentially told Brennan to put up or shut up on the topic of Trump-Russia collusion. "Russian denials are, in a word, hogwash," Brennan wrote on Thursday in the New York Times' opinion section. "Mr. Trump's claims of no collusion are, in a word, hogwash." The former top brass at the CIA had his security clearance revoked by President Trump on Wednesday over what the White House called "risks posed by his erratic conduct and behavior."


Science Says: Hotter Weather Turbocharges U.S. West Wildfires "IndyWatch Feed World"

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames.

The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled.

Experts say the way global warming worsens wildfires comes down to the basic dynamics of fire. Fires need ignition, oxygen and fuel. And whats really changed is fuel the trees, brush and other plants that go up in flames.

Hotter, drier weather means our fuels are drier, so its easier for fires to start and spread and burn more intensely, said University of Alberta fire scientist Mike Flannigan.

Its simple, he said: The warmer it is, the more fire we see.

Federal fire and weather data show higher air temperatures are turbocharging fire season.

The five hottest Aprils to Septembers out West produced years that on average burned more than 13,500 square miles (35,000 square kilometers), according to data at the National Interagency Fire Center and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .

Thats triple the average for the five coldest Aprils to Septembers.

The Western summer so far is more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average. California in July logged its hottest month in 124 years of record-keeping.

The five years with the most acres burned since 1983 averaged 63.4 degrees from April to September. Thats 1.2 degrees warmer than average and 2.4 degrees hotter than the years with the least acres burned, APs data analysis shows.

In California, the five years with the most acres burned (not including this year) average 2.1 degrees warmer than the five years with the least acres burned.

A degree or two may seem like not much, but it is crucial for fuel. The hotter it is, the more water evaporates from plants. When fuel dries faster, fires spread more and burn more intensely, experts said.

For every 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit that the air warms, it needs 15 percent more rain to make up for the drying of the fuel, Flannigan said.

Fuel moisture levels in California and Oregon are flirting with record dry levels, NOAA western regional climate center director Tim Brown said.

And low humidity is the key driver of wildfire spread, according to University of Colorado fire scientist Jennifer Balch who says the Western U.S. soon will start to see wildfires of 1 million acres (1,562 square miles).

Veteran Colorado hotshot firefighter Mike Sugaski used to consider 10,000-acre (16-square-mile) fires big, now he fights ones 10 times that or more.

You kind of keep saying, How can they get much worse? But they do, Sugaski said.

The number of U.S. wildfires...


Jims Mailbox "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Courtesy of Dave. Jim Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions the Final Demise of the Dollar Hegemony? August 17, 2018 by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not... Read more

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Kevin Spacey film bombs at box office, does $126 opening day "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The new Kevin Spacey film Billionaires Boys Club pulled in a whopping $126 on the films opening day falling short of anticipated ticket sales after the once popular Hollywood actors name was tarnished with allegations of sexual misconduct.

The not so hot film was released on VOD last month and opened in 8 theatres across the country where it underperformed virtually every film in the box office.

kevin spacey artBen Sutherland/Flickr

Spacey co-stars alongside Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton in the film which brought in mere $425 over its 3-day weekend debut.

In comparison, the box office flick Crazy Rich Asians brought in a cool $25.2 million and was shown in well more than 3000 locations nationwide.

More and more people appear to be waking up to what has been going on behind closed doors in Hollywood for generations and the proof is in the pudding or so they say.

As it stands, it looks as if Spacey is one of the first liberals to be ousted by the general public.

Whos next?

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Media Backs Efforts To Destroy Mexican Restaurant That Let Sessions Dine "IndyWatch Feed"

And the media wonders why it is called fake news. Update to this story. Via Independent Sentinel: The owner of El Tiempo Cantina was forced to shut down his eaterys social media presence and publicly apologize two weeks ago after Stalinist Democrats harassed his family for allowing Attorney Jeff Sessions to dine at his Texas []




Sugar in mints feed bacteria that rot teeth and lead to bad breath, doctors say "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sugar in mints feed bacteria that rot teeth and lead to bad breath, doctors say

(Natural News) Chewing mints may not be the solution to your bad breath. It can actually make it worse. This claim was made by Australian-based dentist James Buchan...


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