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Friday, 12 October

01:24

Its dj vu for orangutans, devastated by climate change and hunting once before "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Orangutans face a changing climate and are hemmed in by a growing human population using novel technologies to hunt them down. Its a situation they have been in before 20,000 years ago. A recent paper suggests that research about what happened in the past can inform conservation strategies today. In Orangutans venture out of the rainforest and into the Anthropocene, published in June in Science Advances, Stephanie N. Spehar of the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and her colleagues survey evidence about the past interactions of humans and orangutans reaching back tens of thousands of years. In highlighting just how long humans and orangutans have been interacting, it suggests that co-existence is possible, but it needs to be planned for. Orangutans have been impacted by humans for a long time much longer than we might have assumed previously, Spehar says. Thats important because it helps us to understand what the major threats to orangutans are now in this age when humans are having greater impacts than ever before. That understanding, the authors conclude, needs to incorporate a broader view of managing landscapes and more attention to the mostly neglected effects of hunting. Male orangutan (pongo pygmaeus) feeding on ficus fruits (Ficus racemosa) near the Kinabatangan River in Malaysian Borneo. Image by Charles Ryan/Sticky Rice Travel. Explaining past orangutan population declines Orangutans used to be far more broadly distributed than they are today. During the Pleistocene (2.6 million to 12,000 years ago), species from the genus Pongo lived in a

Bevor es mit der von Bahn-Chef Pofalla (ja, ich wei!) ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bevor es mit der von Bahn-Chef Pofalla (ja, ich wei!) versprochenen Digitalisierung weitergeht, probiert es die Bahn erstmal mit De-Automatisierung im Schrankenbetrieb. Die Bildunterschrift ist schon ganz groes Kino:

Mit Flatterband sperren die Bahnbergangsposten (BP) die Strecke. Auf der gegenberliegenden Seite ist der lange Rckstau auf der Duisburger Strae zu erkennen.
Ursache war ein Autounfall, der die Schrankenanlage beschdigt hat. Da kann die Bahn jetzt nichts fr, aber es ist irgendwie trotzdem eine schne Illustration dafr, was mir durch den Kopf ging, als ich hrte, dass Pofalla jetzt fr die Bahn zustndig ist.

Die Raumfahrt hat die geilsten Euphemismen. Heute gab ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Die Raumfahrt hat die geilsten Euphemismen. Heute gab es eine Mission zur ISS, aber der Booste hat sich nicht von der Kapsel gelst, woraufhin die einen Rcksturz zur Erde (die Anspielung werden nur die ganz alten Scke unter euch kennen) machen mussten. Der offizielle Begriff dafr heit: ballistic descent mode mit einer "sharp landing". Klingt aber krasser als es wirklich ist, denn so viel anders von der normalen Landung ist das nicht. Beide Insassen, ein Russe und ein Amerikaner, haben unverletzt berlebt und sind wohlauf.

Aber ich habe irgendwie gerade den Drang, in meine Software auch einen ballistic descent mode einzubauen :-) Anderes Wort fr Core Dump oder so.

Mozilla hat ihren Update-Service auditieren lassen ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mozilla hat ihren Update-Service auditieren lassen und den Report verffenticht. Der Report sieht soweit ordentlich gemacht aus, bis auf ein Detail: Bug 5.1.9 behauptet, dass wenn man auf einer 64-bit Plattform uint32_t+uint32_t+uint32_t macht, dass es dann nicht zu arithmetischem berlauf kommt. Das stimmt nicht. Ich blogge das hier, weil das eine hufige Fehlannahme ist. Testprogramm: intof-64bit.c. Nur weil das am Ende in malloc geht und malloc size_t nimmt (64-bit), heit das nicht, dass die Addition auf zu 64-bit-Zwischenwerten arbeitet. Das findet man in Code auch hufig in der Form

  (size_t)(uint1+uint2)
Selbe Annahme, genau so falsch. Der Cast nach size_t findet nach der Addition und dem arithmetischen berlauf statt.

Mozilla verteilt die Updates ber http aber ein Manifest ber https, wo Hash-Werte der Dateien drinstehen. Das ist ein etabliertes Muster, das man frher hufig angewendet hat, weil die Mirrors oder das CDN nicht https konnten. Die Zeiten sind vorbei, aber es ist nicht per se unsicherer. Ich htte das nicht angekreidet. Der Report argumentiert, dass man sehen kann, fr welche Plattform jemand Updates zieht. Ja, aber das kann man auch bei https anhand der Menge der bertragenen Bytes sehen. Die Installer oder Updater fr verschiedene Pattformen sind ja nicht alle gleich gro.

Die meisten Probleme waren in der Management-Oberflche. Das ist nicht berraschend, so sieht das hufig aus in der Praxis. Im Updatemechanismus selbst haben sie keine schlimmen Dinge gefunden, und der Bericht sieht ordentlich gemacht aus. Das sind also gute Nachrichten fr alle Firefox-Benutzer.

Ich muss ja sagen, dass ich das einen sehr erfreulichen Trend finde, dass Open Source-Projekte nicht nur Audits machen sondern dann die Berichte verffentichen.

Fire and agroforestry revive California indigenous groups traditions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

ORLEANS, California  Frank Lake stoops beside a low-growing shrub, cups one hand beneath a cluster of cobalt berries and swiftly claps it to his mouth. The purple-lipped grin he flashes leaves no doubt. Huckleberries! Lake offers me a taste: Theyre wilder than blueberries, with a tangy sweetness. Huckleberries are just coming in season, says Lake, glancing around for other fruits to sample on the hillside that rises behind him. Bright green bushes are scattered across a carpet of bronze tanoak leaves. Knee-high bracken ferns spread broad flat fronds at the edges of thickets, where seedling pines and cedars poke out of the undergrowth. Towering above them are 30-meter (100-foot) tanoak trees. Beyond are the rugged Klamath Mountains, a geologically jumbled range jutting along Californias northwest border into Oregon. Frank Lake, a PhD research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and a Karuk descendant, at the start of huckleberry season. Image by Jane Braxton Little for Mongabay A distinctive drumming resonates from somewhere up the slope, bringing Lake to his feet with an imitation of the shrill piping call of the pileated woodpecker. As he listens for a response, Lake, a Ph.D. research ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service and a Karuk descendant, surveys the scene above the Klamath River a few miles from Orleans. He sees what I see: a productive late-summer forest understory. But Lake also sees a supermarket, where Karuk people can gather berries and acorns; a pharmacy, where they can find herbs to treat coughs and inflammation;

Very strong and shallow M7.0 earthquake, strong aftershocks hit P.N.G. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS and EMSC as M7.0 hit Papua New Guinea's New Britain Region at 20:48 UTC on October 10, 2018. The USGS is reporting a depth of 40.3 km (25 miles). The quake was preceded by M6.1 at 20:45, and followed by M5.9 at...... Read more

01:10

The moment last nights Soyuz launch went bad The Loop

[VIDEO] Some heart pounding moments last night for space aficionados around the world, as the three-person crewed Soyuz rocket took off from the Kazakh launch base and then had to abort high above the Earth.

Follow the headline link and scroll all the way to the bottom to follow the launch from the start, scrolling up to reveal the sequence.

And watch the video embedded in the main Loop post to see the moment when everything went bad.

Both astronauts are back and safe on the ground.

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01:03

How to use Apple News in Mojave regardless of where you live The Loop

Adam Engst, TidBITS:

Every time Ive written about Apple News recently, Ive received comments from readers outside of the US, UK, and Australia expressing annoyance that Apple restricts Apple News to just those three English-speaking countries. Even Canada is left out!

And:

The point is now moot for anyone running macOS 10.14 Mojave because theres an easy workaround for people in unsupported countries.

Read on if this is you.

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01:00

Apple Watch Series 4 Fall Detection tested by a Hollywood stunt double The Loop

[VIDEO] This is a fun video (embedded in the main Loop post) from the Wall Street Journals Joanna Stern. Came out last week, but got lost in my every growing review queue.

Here ya go.

00:56

Everything you wanted to know about Activation Lock and iCloud Lock The Loop

Oleg Afonin, ElcomSoft:

Activation Lock, or iCloud Lock, is a feature of Find My iPhone, Apples proprietary implementation of a much wider protection system generally referred as Factory Reset Protection (FRP). Factory Reset Protection, or kill switch, is regulated in the US via the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act of 2015. The Act requires device manufacturers to feature a so-called kill switch allowing legitimate users to remotely wipe and lock devices. The purpose of the kill switch was to discourage smartphone theft by dramatically reducing resale value of stolen devices.

According to Apple, Activation Lock is a feature thats designed to prevent anyone else from using your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch if its ever lost or stolen. Activation Lock is enabled automatically when you turn on Find My iPhone. Even if you erase your device remotely, Activation Lock can continue to deter anyone from reactivating your device without your permission. All you need to do is keep Find My iPhone turned on, and remember your Apple ID and password.

Follow the headline link, nice explainer.

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00:51

Apple plans to give away original content for free to device owners as part of new digital TV strategy The Loop

Alex Sherman, CNBC:

Apple is preparing a new digital video service that will marry original content and subscription services from legacy media companies, according to people familiar with the matter. Owners of Apple devices, such as the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV will find the still-in-the-works service in the pre-installed TV application, said the people, who asked not to be named because the details of the project are private.

The product will include Apple-owned content, which will be free to Apple device owners, and subscription channels, which will allow customers to sign up for online-only services, such as those from HBO and Starz.

Paralleling Amazon Prime Video, if you buy into the Apple ecosystem, you get Apples original content for free. This seems a reasonable strategy, as it reduces the pressure for Apple to have to produce content worth paying for, la Netflix.

Seems to me, this is Apple easing their way into a market they have no experience with, reducing their chance of failure to almost zero. Over time, if they find the path to creating truly compelling content, they can ease into another business model.

Read this on The Loop

00:44

30 of the Most Powerful Tropical Weather Systems Ever Recorded in History True Activist

Image source: https://www.worldatlas.com/

With the 2018 Hurricane Season in its final 2 month stretch, officially beginning on May 15th and ending in November 30th, people may be wondering how this years Hurricane Lane, the first Category 5 hurricane since Hurricane Patricia in 2015, compares to the latter and other tropical weather disturbances around the world in the past.

Hurricanes and Typhoons are similar entities with their only differences coming from where they geographically originate (Hurricanes form in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico while Typhoons originate in the Pacific). They are measured according to wind speed and barometric pressure, determinants of how powerful and destructive they can be, with great speed and low pressure (below 920 milliibars) as ominous signs of their wrath.

Here are 30 of the Most Powerful Tropical Weather Systems Ever Recorded in History, ranked according to wind speed.

00:42

Interesting take on Facebook Portal The Loop

Benjamin Mayo:

When a normal person sees a Portal, I dont think they are going to turn a blind eye to it because of the existential fears of personal data exploitation. There are a handful of reasons why this product is going to fail in the market, but I dont see privacy worries as a legitimate death-on-arrival poison.

I have to say, I dont worry so much about the exploitation of my data, as much as I worry about Big Brother looking over my shoulder; The surveillance aspect more than the profiling aspect.

The key marketing point that Facebook is pushing here is video calls, through Messenger. I dont get it. It just seems so much easier to talk on something that you can hold in your hand be it a phone, tablet, or laptop in your lap that you can freely move around with.

I totally agree with this take. I see little appeal to a non-portable video conferencing device. I do think Benjamin is right on this: The Facebook Portal will face an uphill battle in both perceived usability and security fears.

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00:35

A future where everything becomes a computer is as creepy as you feared The Loop

Farhad Manjoo, New York Times:

More than 40 years ago, Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft with a vision for putting a personal computer on every desk.

No one really believed them, so few tried to stop them. Then before anyone realized it, the deed was done: Just about everyone had a Windows machine, and governments were left scrambling to figure out how to put Microsofts monopoly back in the bottle.

This sort of thing happens again and again in the tech industry.

And:

The industrys new goal? Not a computer on every desk nor a connection between every person, but something grander: a computer inside everything, connecting everyone.

And:

At a press event last month, an Amazon engineer showed how easily a maker of household fans could create a smart fan using Amazons chip, known as the Alexa Connect Kit. The kit, which Amazon is testing with some manufacturers, would simply be plugged into the fans control unit during assembly. The manufacturer also has to write a few lines of code in the example of the fan, the Amazon engineer needed just a half-page of code.

And thats it. The fans digital bits (including security and cloud storage) are all handled by Amazon. If you buy it from Amazon, the fan will automatically connect with your home network and start obeying commands issued to your Alexa. Just plug it in.

All of this is happening without any sort of oversight. Over time, well have built a dystopiaNet that rides along the regular internet, unregulated, free of any sort of protections, while we whistle happily away.

Good read.

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00:28

Why does Google need hardware? The Loop

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg:

In 2017 and the first half of this year, Google shipped about 5 million Pixel smartphones worldwide, according to the research firm IDC. Apple Inc. sells as many iPhones in about eight days as Google did in 18 months and even Apple has a relatively small minority market share in smartphones.

And:

Small numbers arent confined to Google, either. Journalists like me cant stop talking about the runaway success of the Echo devices, Amazon.com Inc.s rapidly expanding lineup of voice-activated home doodads. Amazon sold about 3.6 million of the two most popular Echo models from April to June, Strategy Analytics estimated. Fitbit, a company that journalists like me stopped talking about long ago, sold 2.7 million motion-tracking gadgets in the same period.

And:

For most software or internet tech empires, hardware is a niche hobby, and it will remain so for the foreseeable future.

It take a lot of R&D dollars, fragmentation of company focus, to design, test, build, and ship a hardware product. Why does Google do it? Interesting question.

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00:12

Melania Trump Somehow Just Claimed That She Is The Most Bullied Person In The World Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Lets all get out our tiny violins for First Lady Melania Trump, the woman who insisted that Barack Obama show his birth certificate even though he already did because she feels that she is the most bullied person in the world. Tom Llamas conducted an interview with Trumps wife for 20/20 and he asked what prompted her to launch her anti-cyberbullying BeBest campaign. Melania responded to say, I could say that Im the most bullied person in the world. But, there are no anti-Melania rallies taking place in which the crowds chant Lock her up! That would be considered an extreme case of bullying.

Llamas asked her to explain what she meant, and Melanie repeated that she is one of the most bullied people in the world.

One of them if you really see what people are saying about me, she said as she explained how her experience with bullying led her to launch her Be Best campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about cyberbullying even though her own husband is the biggest cyberbully in the world.

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She also admitted that she has warned her husband of people in his administration that he shouldnt trust.

Its harder to govern, Mrs. Trump said. You always need to watch your back.

When Melania went to Puerto Rico wearing a jacket that read, I dont really care, do u? I suppose she feels she received unfair criticism while the island was conducting death tolls. The interview with the first lady took place in Africa, where she traveled to promote her Be Best campaign, and theres some irony there because her own husband called those areas shitholes and she visited Kenya, where she once claimed that former President Barack Obama was really born. There are dozens of examples we could offer here to show that Melania is not the victim. Shes her husbands partner in bullying. She just does it quietly while her husband is brash, loud, calls for an end to protests, and lashes out at his critics wh...

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Thursday, 11 October

22:18

The Shock Doctrine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Naomi Klein is Canadian author and social activist

 

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22:18

Tucker - The Google Agenda, 2402 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:17

Spring storm brings late snow to South Island, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed World"

The wintry blast that brought snow to high country areas of the South Island overnight is set to sweep up the country with gales and heavy rain. Snow fell in high country areas of Otago and Southland overnight, closing some roads. MetService says snow fell down to 200m in Southland. State Highway 94 between Te Anau and Milford which was closed from Hollyford Road because of snow, has reopened, but motorists are being warned to drive to the conditions.

22:16

Overwhelming Evidence of Trump Coup, 2401 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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22:15

Contemplating the Unthinkable "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Contemplating the Unthinkable Miles Franklin sponsored this article by Gary Christenson. The opinions are his. Sometimes we must consider the unthinkable. Official US national debt is $21.6 trillion. Unfunded liabilities are five to ten times higher. Global debt is about...

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22:13

Giant cracks appear on banks of river in Argentina - Evacuations ordered "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a giant crack growing in Diamante in Entre Ros, Argentina, which may finally swallow the entire town. Many have already evacuated their homes fearing a total collapse. Here some pretty impressive images of the dramatic situation experienced by the inhabitants of this small town. Have a prayer for them. Geologists are worried and officials of Diamante have already evacuated 40 houses in the city. The earth crack is 130 meters long and between 30 and 40 deep. The crack extends along the ravine of the Paran River, so it could lead to a collapse that destroys everything with it, including houses. Officials say the crack is getting bigger everyday. The mayor Lenico Aranda advised the population to evacuate the area because some "are at risk of losing their life, as the large crack could destroy a few houses in the next hours or days"

22:13

U.S. Threatening First Strike on Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison is a highly placed diplomat. Her words, whatever they may be, are official, which includes the ultimatums and threats that have become the language increasingly used by US diplomats to implement the policy of forceful persuasion or coercive diplomacy. Bellicose declarations are being used this way as a tool.

On Oct. 2, the ambassador proved it again. According to her statement, Washington is ready to use force against Russia. Actually, she presented an ultimatum Moscow must stop the development of a missile that the US believes to be in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). If not, the American military will destroy it before the weapon becomes operational.

At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries, Hutchison stated at a news conference. Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty, she added. They are on notice. This is nothing other than a direct warning of a preemptive strike.

Russia extremely bothered by this

It is true that compliance with the INF Treaty is a controversial issueMoscow has many times claimed that Washington was in violation, and that position has been substantiated.

For instance, the Aegis Ashore system, which has been installed in Romania and is to be deployed in Poland, uses the Mk-41 launcher that is capable of firing intermediate-range Tomahawk missiles. This is a flagrant breach of the INF Treaty. The fact is undeniable.

The US accuses Moscow of possessing and testing a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 km to 5,500 km (310-3,417 miles), but there has never been any proof to support this claim. Russia has consistently denied the charges. It says the missile in question the 9M729 is in compliance with the provisions of the treaty and has never been upgraded or tested for the prohibited range.

This is a reas...

22:13

Brave New World of Gender Equality: Iceland schools teach boys to paint finger nails, massage each other "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some schools are taking gender equality to the extreme and having boys practice female stereotypes while girls practice male stereotypes. The notion that all people deserve equal rights under their governments is evolving into all people must be forced to be equal. In the name of forcing this equality-which is a dangerously slippery slope-some are going to extremes. Boys and girls are different. One is not supreme to the other, but on a biological scale, they are not equal. To deny the basic differences like hormone production and the fact that females can get pregnant is to deny nature itself. However, this hasn't stopped people from trying to wipe these biological differences out with controversial programs.

22:12

As Countless People Rot in Jail for Weed, Child Predator Ex-Congressman Getting Out Early "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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As elderly veterans rot in jail for treating themselves with a plant, child predator disgraced Congressmen like Anthony Weiner, are let out early.

The post As Countless People Rot in Jail for Weed, Child Predator Ex-Congressman Getting Out Early appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

22:11

The Shameless Opportunism of Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

OCT 10, 2018TD ORIGINALS

The Shameless Opportunism of Nikki Haley

President Trump with outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in the Oval Office. (Evan Vucci / ...

22:10

Liberals Blaming The Senate For Their Loss Of Political Power Have Lost Touch With Reality "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Democrats loss of political power is not the result of a structural defect; it's the result of a flaw in the quality of their Senate candidates.

22:09

Neo-Nazi infiltration of the Young Nationals in NSW "IndyWatch Feed National"

Briefly: 1) For ABCs Background Briefing, Alex Mann has investigated how Australias alt-right movement is covertly influencing mainstream politics. See : Haircuts and hate: Inside the rise of Australias alt-right (October 14, 2018). 2) The White Rose Society has d0xxed Continue reading

22:09

What Gosnell Media Censors Dont Want You To See Is A True-Crime Drama About Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This film isnt only a movie to see if youre ardently pro-life. This is a movie for anyone interested in crime, in justice, in health care, and in reform.

22:09

How I Know The United States Is On The Brink Of Another Civil War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I began my work covering a civil war in Africaor maybe it was Asia. But I never thought Id end it (not that my career is actually ending) covering a civil war in my home country.

22:09

Storekeepers join truckers strike as Iran unrest grows "IndyWatch Feed War"

Store operators in bazaars across Iran have joined a strike by truck drivers as civil unrest grows in the face of a collapsing economy.

The protest by merchants began in the city of Shiraz and spread rapidly to more than 50 cities in 21 provinces.

Photos posted online by opposition activists showed shops with their shutters pulled down during normal working hours in Karaj, 50 km west of Tehran. Stores were also closed in Tabriz, Isfahan, Ardabil and the southern city of Qeshm.

In this June 25, 2018 photo, Iranian protesters gather at Mobile market in Tehran to protest against the worsening economic crisis. (AFP file photo)

The merchants are protesting against rising prices, the declining value of the Iranian rial and other economic grievances.

They have joined truck drivers in 300 Iranian cities who have been on strike for nearly three weeks in protest at low wages and the soaring cost of spare parts for their vehicles, especially tires.

Again, videos and photos posted online showed factories in Fars Province forced to load goods onto small pick-up trucks because of the drivers strike, and trucks were parked idle in loading terminals in Doroud in Lorestan province after truckers and tanker drivers refused to work, the US-based opposition website Iran News Wire reported.

Iranian authorities have arrested more than 200 striking truck drivers and accused them of being bandits. A court in Qazvin province has demanded the death penalty for 17 of those detained, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

At the heart of the civil unrest is a collapsing economy after US President Donald Trump withdrew in May from the 2015 deal to curb Irans nuclear program, and reimposed economic sanctions in August. Further sanctions targeting Irans oil trade come into effect on Nov. 4.

The truck drivers protests are an extension of other demonstrations and uprisings that have been taking place throughout the year, the Iranian-American Harvard scholar Dr. Majid Rafizadeh told Arab News.

Much of the Iranian population is facing dire economic conditions. This misalignment between their fortunes and those of the Iranian regime has contributed to the sentiments expressed in the latest protests. Many of the thousands of demonstrators blame the regimes political and financial corruption, support for foreign militia groups, mismanagement of public funds, and military adventurism across the region for a significant portion of the hardships they are facing.

It is also importan...

22:09

Trump Is Right: Chicago Should Start Using Stop, Question, And Frisk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If we care more about saving the lives of black men than about political correctness, then stop, question, and frisk needs to be implemented in Chicago.

22:08

The United States Of Soviet America "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S. Is "Morphing" Into The U.S.S.A. The United States Of Soviet America

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22:07

Another Lying Politician Exposed Phil Bredesen "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Another Lying Politician Exposed Phil Bredesen by Rory The Daily Coin Two years ago when Megan Barry was running for Mayor of Nashville I knew she was crooked, and wanted to join the big club when former Tennessee...

The post Another Lying Politician Exposed Phil Bredesen appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:07

Neue Israelischen Terror Erwartet "IndyWatch Feed War"


Israelischer Ministerprsident: Bereitet euch auf Krieg im Gazastreifen vor

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22:07

In 2018, There Is No Such Thing As A Moderate Democrat "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

While the national media encourage the radicalization of the Democratic Party and highlight how that radicalization excites its base in liberal states, the result is the crushing of moderate Democratic senators.

22:07

Where To Rank Venom Among The 25 Worst Comic-Book Films Of All Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Critics pegged 'Venom' as not just a lower-rung Marvel film, but as one of the worst comic book films ever. Is it really that bad? Yes.

22:07

How AARP Made Billions Denying Care To People With Pre-Existing Conditions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The most vulnerable Medicare beneficiariesthose enrolled because they receive disability benefitsoften cannot obtain Medigap coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

22:06

How To Stop Letting The Left Co-Opt Every Single Social Movement "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The American left has learned from history. They now co-opt every legitimate movement and use it as a weapon to achieve political power. So dont create power centers for them to grab.

22:05

Ryan Gosling Sleepwalks As Neil Armstrong In Downbeat First Man "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'First Man' has a plot, but seem to be shot at a remove from the characters, meanders without becoming involving, and has puzzling ideas.

22:05

Mike Pompeo: U.S. Will Cut Off Aid To Syria Until Iranian-Backed Troops Leave "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

'If Syria doesn't ensure the total withdraw of Iranian-backed troops it will not receive one single dollar from the United States.'

22:05

7 Legal And Moral Principles To Reaffirm In The Wake Of Brett Kavanaughs Confirmation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Both our legal and moral traditions provide crucial principles to guide us in such cases, principles that obviously need revisiting. As a believer in the Bible, and an attorney, I submit seven brief thoughts.

22:05

Hillary Clintons Call To End Civility Until Democrats Win More Elections Is Delusional Bitterness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our nation has never been more divided in an entire generation and, instead of uniting everyone, Hillary Clinton argued for doubling down on that division.

22:04

IS erbeutet Chlorkanister "IndyWatch Feed War"


Russisches Militr: IS erbeutet Chlorkanister, ttet zwei Weihelme in Syrien

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22:03

The Quiet Epidemic With Allona Lahn "IndyWatch Feed World"

Allona is a guided and fearless Health advocate on a mission to connect, inspire and empower through educating.
Shes a passionate voice for freedom of choice within communities at large.  Read More

22:00

Notre Dame Struck a Secret Deal With the Trump Administration to Deny Birth Control Coverage. Now Students Are Fighting Back. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins speaks during the opening ceremony event for the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Aug. 26, 2018.

22:00

Has the cure for MRSA been found? A traditional Cte dIvoire medicine shows great potential in treating the disease "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Has the cure for MRSA been found? A traditional Cte dIvoire medicine shows great potential in treating the disease

(Natural News) An African medicinal plant might be a potential means of treating infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers from Cte dIvoire studie...

You can prevent cancer by eating more fermented wheat germ extract "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You can prevent cancer by eating more fermented wheat germ extract

(Natural News) Wheat germ is quite healthy by itself. But put it through the fermentation process and it turns into a cancer-fighting food. German researchers report that an extract from fermented wheat germ can stop the growth and development of cancerous cells. Cancer patients take fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) as a dietary supplement to

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22:00

A New Kid On The Mini ARM Block "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The breadboard microcontroller experimenter has a host of platforms to work with that can be had in the familiar DIP format. Old-school people can still find classic 8-bit platforms, the Ardunisti have their ATMegas, and PIC lovers have a pile of chips to choose from. But ARM experimenters? Out of luck, because as we have previously reported, popular past devices such as the LPC810 in a DIP8 package are now out of production.

News comes from China though of a tiny ARM Cortex M0 for pennies that may not be in a DIP8, but is in almost the next best thing. The Synwit SWM050 can be had in a TSOP8, which though its not quite as friendly as its larger SOIC8 cousin, is still easily solderable onto a DIP8 adaptor for breadboard use. Spec-wise its 5 V tolerant, has an 8 kB FLASH and 1 kB of RAM, 6 GPIOs, and can clock away at a not incosequential 36 MHz.

We have [Sjaak] to thank for the discovery of this device, and for doing a lot of work including getting some die shots taken to dig up and make sense of the Chinese documentation, and to provide some dev tools should anyone want to play with it.  Theres even a small breakout board for the experimenter unwilling to design their own.

Thanks [Ziew] for the tip.

21:59

In a Colombian sanctuary, once-trafficked birds fly again "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

BARU PENINSULA, Colombia A 50-minute drive from Cartagena, the most important tourist city in Colombia, is a place that preserves the colors and sounds of biodiversity. A two-hour stroll through the 7 hectares (17 acres) of the National Aviary of Colombia takes visitors through a recreation of the remotest and most difficult-to-access wildernesses of this country. There are no cars honking or street vendors yelling here. The stress of the day dissipates amid the chorus of the nearly 2,000 birds that live here and have, for two and a half years, been part of the largest aviary in South America. The tour through the aviary starts with an immersion in nature, proceeding through three ecosystems and 21 exhibits. An intense heat can be felt in the forest, but it diminishes at times with the spray from the waterfalls. The humid tropical forest of the Choc region and the Amazon is the first stop: visitors enter an immense cage to see 60 species of birds, including the blue-billed curassow (Crax alberti), endemic to Colombia and critically endangered; the Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus); and the collared aracari (Pteroglossus torquatus). The idea is that they inhabit very large spaces and that people have to find them. Here the sense of enclosure is lost, says Martn Pescador Vieira, while pointing out a kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), the bird he was named after (pescador means fisherman in Spanish). Vieira, 24, is the son of Rafael Vieira and Silvana Obregn, a couple who turned their passion

Du weit, dass es schlimm um den Wirtschaftsstandort ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Du weit, dass es schlimm um den Wirtschaftsstandort Deutschland bestellt ist, wenn wir nicht mal mehr ordentliche Mordwaffen fabrizieren knnen. Das ist ja eine Sache, wenn unsere Automobilindustrie versagt, aber DAS!? Wenn das DER FHRER wsste!!1!

21:59

Bankers PA jumps to death "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man accused of stealing $1.2m of wine from a Goldman Sachs financier threw himself from the window of a Manhattan hotel on the afternoon that he was due in court.

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Nicolas De-Meyer was due to plead guilty and was facing prison time.

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21:58

Fundraiser 2018: Keeping the Heat On "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How we plan to make Naked Capitalism bigger and better in the upcoming year.

21:57

Dianne Feinstein Finally Agrees to Debate Senate Challenger, While Ensuring Almost No One Watches It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dianne Feinstein, the longtime California senator, has finally agreed to a share a stage with her Democratic opponent, state Sen. Kevin de Len, in what will be her first appearance alongside a general election opponent in 18 years. But it certainly seems as though the front-runner has gone out of her way to make sure that as few people see the proceedings as humanly possible.

The event, sponsored by the Public Policy Institute of California, is set for Wednesday, October 17, at noon PDT. According to the Sacramento Bee, the discussion will be webcast by the policy institute. Theres no indication that any TV or radio outlet will be able to air it. The event is not yet listed on the institutes events page, even though people who want to view it must register on its website.

Every major media outlet in the state has offered to co-host a debate between the two Democrats before the November 6 election. Some representatives have even made personal appeals on Twitter to the candidates. Nevertheless, the debate will have no live TV component.

It will also not be a debate, but rather a discussion. The two candidates will share the same stage, but will not be allowed to engage with one another. Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare will ask questions of Feinstein and de Len separately, and they will have three minutes to answer. De Lens campaign requested that the event not be advertised as a debate, arguing that it wasnt one, and Feinsteins campaign eventually ...

21:57

Fundraiser 2018: What We Did for You in the Past Year "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A thank you by way of explaining all the things we've accomplished since our last fundraiser.

21:56

US stocks suffer worst loss in 8 months amid rising interest rates, tech hit hardest "IndyWatch Feed World"

US stock exchanges recorded biggest losses in 8 months as rising interest rates made investors flee risky stocks. The S&P, Dow Jones and Nasdaq plunged between 3 and 4 percent. Technology shares were among the worst affected. The S&P 500 fell almost 92 points, or just over 3 percent, the biggest daily loss since February this year. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 315.97 points, or 4.08 percent, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 831 points, or 3.15 percent. Rising interest rates by the Federal Reserve drove US Treasury yields to 7-year highs, while Hurricane Michael's landfall in Florida stoked fears of impact on energy companies, according to market analysts. Technology stocks dropped 3 percent, with Netflix, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet leading the way. The energy sector was close behind with a 2.9 percent loss, as oil extraction in the Gulf of Mexico shutting down due to the hurricane. Comment: "King, we're protecting you": Saudi Arabia tells...

21:55

NBC goes full RACIST, says the problem with America is white women "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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There isnt a day that goes by when someone on the Left, be it a politician, a social or political commentator, an entertainer, or an academic doesnt accuse someone on the right of being racist, a bigot, or a -phobe or an -ist.

The Left, which once fought against stereotypes when they were the ones being stereotyped, today has no problem doing the same thing to conservatives.

But when a Leftist speaks about an issue of the day, particularly a politician or someone in the media, they have no problem singling out white people as the cause of it in a way, were whites doing the same thing to people of color, the outrage would be palpable (and legitimate).

The confirmation process of Justice Brett Kavanaugh brought out the very worst in the Democratic Left, and at a time when legions of Americans didnt think the party could sink much lower. After the mainstream media promoted baseless, uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault 36 years ago, many of which were refuted outright by named witnesses, the establishment press is now looking to blame someone for Kavanaughs confirmation.

Well, certain demographics anyway: White women.

NBC News didnt have much credibility anyway, but after the Kavanaugh debacle in which Democrats severely overplayed their hand, the network has now gone full-blown racist. (Related: The Kavanaugh Effect: Heres what happens NEXT (and why you should get ready.)

In an op-ed for the networks website, Sophia A. Nelson blames white Senate women for Kavanaughs confirmation, as though identifying with accusers simply because they both share the same chromosome is a better way to conduct a confirmation process than an evidence-based endeavor:

For weeks, President Donald Trump, Senate Jud...

21:55

Trident Juncture 2018 Is About to Kick Off: NATO"s Big War Games Near Russia"s Borders Never End "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The never-ending and provocative exercises are needed to keep tensions high and justify the allocations of funds. This state of constant confrontation with Russia and China rakes in profits.

21:54

Tsipras hints at War Reparations, Steinmeier apologizes for atrocities "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a reference about the thorny issue of War Reparations to Greece but German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bypassed the subject by apologizing for the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the WWII. The two EU partners should not ignore any differences arising from the distant past, which should be resolved on

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21:52

Theresa May isn't a victim of sexism, she's a perpetrator of it "IndyWatch Feed Europe"




Sometimes you see a celebrity express a political opinion and you're glad they've used their political platform to raise awareness of important issues (Gary Lineker's support for refugees comes to mind) but often you end up wondering what kind of ridiculous bubble of privilege they're inhabiting that they could have got things so hopelessly backwards (Morrisey's embrace of the extreme-right for example).

Paloma Faith's extraordinary effort to cast Theresa May as a victim of sexism (rather than a perpetrator of it) is one of these Morriseyesque interventions.

A crap comparison

Faith's argument is that the primary motive for people ridiculing Theresa May's dance moves was that she's a woman (rather than the fact that she's an incredibly powerful person demeaning herself as a publicity stunt).

Faith's ridiculous counterpoint to the criticism of Theresa May's dance moves was the absurd argument that "when Tony Blair came out as loving music and being in a rock band everyone said it was cool and great".

Let's just skim over the fact that not everyone thought Tony Blair's dalliance with pop cul...

21:48

Journalist Viktoria Marinova Murdered for Investigating EU Corruption "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Investigative Journalist, Viktoria Marinova was found raped and beaten to death. She was investigating EU financial corruption, the kind that led to Brexit.

The post Journalist Viktoria Marinova Murdered for Investigating EU Corruption appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

21:47

Cyclone Luban heads for Oman but worst hit may be Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oman is on alert after the meteorology center upgraded Luban to tropical cyclone category one on Wednesday while Yemen issued a warning. Oman is likely to escape the worst of tropical cyclone, and will probably head towards Yemen instead, Omani forecasters said. Meteorologists warned that heavy rainfall and strong winds would hit Oman as the storm makes landfall. And residents have been warned to take precautions. Meanwhile, Yemen, worn by an ongoing conflict that has weakened the country's infrastructure, will face the full force of the storm. Comment: Saudi Arabia and Western Allies Continue War on Poverty-Stricken Yemen; Yemen Fights Back

21:45

Syria: 1400 bodies found in the largest mass grave of Daesh victims in Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bodies of some 1,400 people killed by the Daesh* terrorist group have been found in a mass grave in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the head of Damascus-based Syrian Human Rights Network Ahmad Kazem told Sputnik on Wednesday. "The biggest mass grave with 1,400 bodies has been found in Panorama area in Raqqa. Daesh terrorists did it," Kazem said. Most of the victims are those accused by Daesh militants of having ties with the Syrian government and armed forces, according to Kazem. Among them are women, children, and military personnel.

21:45

I Was Asked: Why Did All this Money-Printing Not Trigger Massive Inflation? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

I Was Asked: Why Did All this Money-Printing Not Trigger Massive Inflation? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street Asset-price inflation feels good to asset holders until it doesnt I was asked two important questions in this mind-boggling era of...

The post I Was Asked: Why Did All this Money-Printing Not Trigger Massive Inflation? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:42

Lab-Grown Collagen Is Vegan and Eco-Friendly and Identical to the Real Stuff "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have found a way to create lab-grown collagen without harming a single animal or placing an added strain on the environment.

21:39

Cyclone Titli hits India's Odisha coast: More than 300,000 evacuated "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authorities in India's eastern state of Odisha evacuated 300,000 people, suspended operations at a major port and cancelled many trains and flights on Wednesday as a severe cyclone in the Bay of Bengal gains strength and barrels towards the state. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) rated Titli as a "very severe cyclonic storm" that could pack gusts of up to 165 kph by the time it makes landfall early on Thursday. The IMD warned the cyclone is likely to uproot trees, power and communication poles, destroy coastal houses with thatched roofs, and damage roads, crops and plantations. It also issued a storm surge warning and said it expects low-lying areas in Odisha and the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh to be inundated.

21:38

Proton 3.7 Updated, More RADV Fixes To Help Steam Play Gaming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Overnight Valve promoted their Proton 3.7-7 build with better alt-tab handling and full-screen behavior for many games. There is also fixed mouse behavior and DXVK 0.80 is now used for the Direct3D-11-over-Vulkan translation to yield better Steam Play gaming performance...

21:31

Venezuela Is Poking the Western Banking Bear In the Gut "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

They, them, those the Rotschild-serving bankers  want 90% of the useless eaters to be eliminated. Not re-educated, but eliminated. The Bank of International Settlements want the elimination of all national governments. Now, they have to contend with Venezuela and their new threat to Western Banking. Does anyone believe that Venezuelas days are not numbered?

 

The post Venezuela Is Poking the Western Banking Bear In the Gut appeared first on Dave Hodges - The Common Sense Show.

21:31

Rocket carrying ISS crew fails after launch, crew reported safe "IndyWatch Feed War"

A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and U.S. astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

The rocket was carrying U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing.

The rocket was launched from the Soviet-era cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around 1 km away said it had gone smoothly in its initial stages and that the failure of the booster rockets must have occurred at higher altitude.

Kirill Kudryavtsev, AFP | Russias Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the members of the ISS expedition 57/58, Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, blasts off at the Russian-leased cosmodrome in Baikonur on October 11, 2018.

Russian news agencies reported that the crew had safely made an emergency landing and were in radio contact and that rescuers were en route to pick them up.

Search and rescue teams are in the air and heading towards the expected touchdown location for the Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth carrying two crew members, NASA said in a statement.

21:29

US Intercepts Saudi Plans To Grab Khashoggi, But Refuse To Warn Expat Writer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Crown prince sought to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, U.S. intercepts show


Jamal Khashoggi with his fiancee, Hatice Cengiz. (Courtesy of Hatice Cengiz)

21:27

Too dull to be a starman, BBC told David Bowie "IndyWatch Feed World"

What if he had given up then??

We would never have known his treasures..

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Years before he was the Man Who Fell to Earth, David Bowie was the man who failed his BBC singing audition.

The withering verdicts of corporation executives on one of Bowies first bands have been unearthed by the makers of a documentary about his formative years. A singer devoid of personality was the conclusion of one talent judge in 1965. Singer not particularly exciting. Routines dull, complained another. I cant find fault with them musically but there is no entertainment in anything they do, lamented a third.

The BBC executives who so bluntly dismissed a man who went on to become one of the most influential musicians in pop history were members of the long-forgotten Talent Selection Group.

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21:26

Artistic Diver Holds Breath For 6 Minutes While Dancing In Worlds Deepest Pool [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich

Nothing is impossible. French filmmaker, deep-sea diver, and dancer, Julie Gautier, is proof of this. Recently, the artist danced for six minutes in the worlds deepest pool all while holding her breath. The end result is breathtaking to watch.

As The Independent reports that The Deep Joy pool (also referred to as Y-40 Deep Joy pool) is the deepest pool on Earth. It reaches a depth of 130 ft, which is equivalent to the height of a 14-story building! Believe it or not, the pool can hold a staggering 4,300 cubic meters of water.

The Y-40 Pool was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto. It is located in Padua, Italy and is warmed to a temperature of 32 degrees C. This means deep-sea divers dont need to wear a wetsuit while swimming.

In the film (below), Gautier begins by standing in the rain. She looks emotional as the camera zooms into her face. The next scene shows the artist lying on the floor of the pool. Gracefully, guided by the swift movement of the water, she begins to dance.

As the underwater cinematographer performs the zero gravity d...

21:25

Alfredo M. Bonanno: After #Marx, #autonomy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Essay by Alfredo M. Bonanno: After Marx, autonomy.

Originally published by Alfredo M. BonannoAutonomia dei nuclei produttivi di base, Anarchismo n. 3, 1975. Translated by Jean Weir. Online published by Elephant Editions.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Working class autonomy

The active minority

Relations within the working class

The road ahead of the proletariat is blocked: the reformist parties, trade unions and employers have coalesced to obstruct any growth in the level of the struggle, or any conquests that could lead to a revolutionary transformation of production relations.

The proletariat have only one alternative: that of building communism directly, passing over the counterrevolutionary bureaucratic structures. In order to do this we must provide analyses of and realise in practice, elements organised by the base at the level of production: autonomous workers nuclei.

These nuclei must not, in our opinion, be confused with the company, the factory, etc., but their concept must extend to a global vision of factory, living area, school and land.

Within this globality the idea of autonomy must be reinterpreted by the working class and related to the autonomy of each individual, element of constant reference and correction of any tendency to construct the former at the cost of the latter.

Here the action of a minority that has acquired a revolutionary consciousness has its place: to point out the ever present dangers of bureaucratisation, any involution towards the control of the struggle by a minority, certain corporative tendencies intrinsic to the workers movement, and all the other limitations that centuries of oppression have developed.

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21:25

Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In the careful MRC study, articles and news segments on Labour and antisemitism from the largest UK news providers, both online and television, were subjected to in-depth analysis. The research was undertaken by Dr Justin Schlosberg, Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Birkbeck, University of London...

Saudi own goal: How buying Egyptian football clubs failed to pay off "IndyWatch Feed War"

Instead of winning over the hearts and minds of Egyptian football fans, Turki al-Sheikh repeatedly angered them with his controversial comments

21:24

Judge who jailed fracking protesters with excessive sentence has family links to oil and gas firm "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Louie Smith

Judge who jailed fracking protesters with excessive sentence has family links to oil and gas firm
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A judge criticised for handing prison sentences to three fracking protesters has family links to the oil and gas industry.

Judge Robert Altham jailed Simon Blevins, 26, Richard Roberts, 36, and Richard Loizou, 31, over their demonstration at a Cuadrilla site.

The trio, known as the Fracking Three, are believed to be the first environmental activists to be imprisoned for public nuisance since 1932.

Critics have claimed the punishment was manifestly excessive. Now the Daily Mirror can reveal the Altham family business supplies the Irish Sea oil and gas industry.

J.C. Altham and Sons is believed to be part of the supply chain for energy giant Centrica, which has invested tens of millions of pounds in fracking.

Judge Althams sister, Jane Watson, put her name to an open letter in favour of fracking, which said, Its time to give shale a chance and claimed it would create jobs.

The judicial code of conduct states a judges impartiality may be questioned if family members are politically active or have financial interest in the outcome of a case.

Lawyers for the protesters are trying to overturn their sentences. Loizous mum Sharron, 62, told the Mirror: I was completely shocked when he was jailed, the sentence is incredi...

21:22

Study: Fluoride levels in pregnant women in Canada show drinking water is primary source of exposure to fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


October 10, 2018Faculty of Health, fluoride, media news release
TORONTO, October 10, 2018 A new study led by York University researchers has found that fluoride levels in urine are twice as high for pregnant women living in Canadian cities where fluoride is added to public drinking water as for those living in cities that do not add fluoride to public water supplies.

The study Community Water Fluoridation and Urinary Fluoride Concentrations in a National Sample of Pregnant Women in Canada was published today in Environmental Health Perspectives. It is the first study in North America to examine how fluoride in water contributes to urinary fluoride levels in pregnant women. The research was conducted as part of a larger study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigating whether early life exposure to fluoride affects the developing brain.

We found that fluoride in drinking water was the major source of exposure for pregnant women living in Canada. Women living in fluoridated communities have two times the amount of fluoride in their urine as women living in non-fluoridated communities, said Christine Till, an associate professor of Psychology in Yorks Faculty of Health and lead author on the study.

The Maternal Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) study recruited 2,001 pregnant women between 2008 and 2011. The women lived in 10 large cities across Canada. Seven of the cities (Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Sudbury, Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg) added fluoride to municipal water while three (Vancouver, Montreal and Kingston) did not.

Urine samples were collected during each trimester of pregnancy for over 1,500 women. Fluoride levels in municipal water treatment plants that provided water to each womens home were obtained. Information about each womans demographics, lifestyle and medical history was also collected.

In addition to fluoridated water, sources of fluoride can include toothpastes, mouth rinses, as well as processed beverages and food, especially those made with fluoridated water. Beyond water, products such as tea have previously been found to have high concentrations of natural fluoride....

21:22

Robocallers "Evolved" to Sidestep New Call Blocking Rules, 35 State AGs Tell FCC "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Robocallers "evolved" to sidestep new call blocking rules, AGs tell FCC:

The Federal Communications Commission should let phone companies get more aggressive in blocking robocalls, 35 state attorneys general told the commission yesterday.

The FCC last year authorized voice service providers to block more types of calls in which the Caller ID has been spoofed or in which the number on the Caller ID is invalid. But the FCC did not go far enough, and robocallers have "evolved" to evade the new rules, the 35 attorneys general wrote in an FCC filing:

One specific method which has evolved recently is a form of illegal spoofing called "neighbor spoofing." A neighbor-spoofed call will commonly appear on a consumer's caller ID with the same area code and local exchange as the consumer to increase the likelihood he/she will answer the call. In addition, consumers have recently reported receiving calls where their own phone numbers appeared on their caller ID. A consumer who answered one such call reported the caller attempted to trick her by saying he was with the phone company and required personal information to verify the account, claiming it had been hacked.

The attorneys general said they "encourage the FCC to adopt rules authorizing providers to block these and other kinds of illegally spoofed calls."

The industry can also make progress simply by using existing frameworks to authenticate legitimate calls and identify illegally spoofed calls, the attorneys general wrote. The FCC should encourage all service providers "to aggressively implement" the STIR (Secure Telephone Identity Revisited) and SHAKEN (Secure Handling of Asserted information using toKENs) protocols, they wrote.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

21:21

Anti-FGM Priest Kidnapped "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Girls in Niger attend a Quranic school. (Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)Girls in Niger attend a Quranic school. (Photo: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

An anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) Catholic priest was kidnapped by suspected jihadi terrorists in Niger for educating women and girls against the brutal practice.

Local sources say Father Pierluigi Maccalli of the Society of African Missions was most likely taken across the border to Burkina Faso.

Maccalli was known for organizing meetings with local women to educate them about FGM, which, according to another priest based in Niger, may be one of the reasons for the kidnapping, according to local sources.

FGM includes all procedures involving partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Most girls who have undergone FGM are cut between the ages of four and 12. Short-term complications can include hemorrhaging, pain, shock, and even death, while long-term complications include formation of cysts, problems with sexual intercourse and giving birth, chronic pelvic infection and sterility.

The trauma of FGM often lasts a lifetime and can cause depression and anxiety, among other psychological problems.

FGM reduces or eliminates sexual pleasure for the victim. It is considered a religious obligation by some Islamic authorities in order to control a womens sexual desires.

Every year some three-million girls undergo FGM. The World Health Organization estimates 200 million girls and women alive today underwent the procedure. It is mainly practiced in Africa as well as in Muslim-majority countries and immigrant communities in Europe, the United States and Canada.

While FGM is not mentioned in the Quran, it is mentioned in many seminal Islamic sources as a praiseworthy practice.

FGM is one of the greatest...

21:18

Bansky Painting Immediately Self-Destructs After Being Sold For $1.4 Million "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Amanda Froelich

If street artist Bansky is anything, he is unpredictable. This was made evident once again when the artists iconic Girl with Balloon self-destructed after being sold for a whopping 1,042,000 ($1.4 million) at a London auction.

Just as the final hammer signaled the end of an evening of auctions, the work of art began to pass through a shredder that was hidden in the frame. The artwork, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart-shaped balloon. Sothebys reports that the original piece sold for a similar amount in 2008.

Following the jaw-dropping development, Alex Branczik, Senior Director and Head of Contemporary Art, Europe London, commented: It appears we just got Banksy-ed. While replicated pieces exist, none compare to the piece at Sothebys.



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21:15

The Bear Market Has Begun, Recession to Follow (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Bear Market Has Begun, Recession to Follow Video Peter Schiff 831 Point Rout in the Dow Jones Industrial Average If you listened to Fridays podcast, I mentioned that I thought I would probably be doing a lot...

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21:13

Theresa May told to scrap appalling fit-to-work assessments as nearly 50% of female claimants attempted suicide "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

May urged to eradicate policies and circumstances that lead to people to believe that suicide is their only option

Theresa May has been told to scrap appalling fit-to-work assessments after MPs raised a report in The Independent showing nearly one in two women try...

21:12

This Underwater Restaurant Is Worlds First All-Glass Undersea Restaurant "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mayuk Saha

In Hurawalhi Maldives exists an underwater paradise in the form of a restaurant in a five star resort. It is said to be the largest underwater restaurant in the world which is completely constructed out of glass and lies almost six meters below the island level.
The experience is ethereal as well as luxurious as the restaurant provides mouthwatering delicacies along with the splendourous view of the rich marine life. It sounds like a fairytale, to be dining with the marvelous coral life of the island surrounding you.
The food is amazing, and the restaurant offers private champagne breakfast package along with lunch and dinner thats equally delectable.
A lot of planning and hard work went into the construction of this gorgeous restaurant. The five-inch sturdy glass structure was created in Japan while all the parts were joined in New Zealand. The entire structure was then taken to Maldives by ship and lowered down to its location. This project involved a lot of people who worked tirelessly to turn this dream into a reality.
The restaurant, due to its luxurious treatment, is quite expensive and so is not affordable for all. A sumptuous five course meal along with this spectacular underwater experience costs $225 whereas a seven course meal costs $280. Although its a one-of-a-kind experience, it will surely burn a hole in your pocket.
Due to its location and surroundings, the restaurant excels in seafood and is famous for their preparations of lobster and scallop. However, vegans must not be disappointed as the restaurant also has provisions for them that can be arranged on prior notice.
The entire experience is extremely surreal. One must enter the res...

21:10

Government Funded Hospital in Vegas makes fun of People with Autism "IndyWatch Feed World"

What do you think of this video of an MD and CEO and other staff talking about flu shots and then some of the top docs making autism jokes? Let us know in the comments!

The post Government Funded Hospital in Vegas makes fun of People with Autism appeared first on Health Nut News.

21:06

Met Police to stop investigating some low-level crimes in row over funding "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Police will no longer investigate Crimes.

Shall I say it again.the Police will no longer investigate crimes

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Officer warns change could have horrendous impact on victims of offences including burglary and car crime.

There are fears that thousands of crimes will not be investigated in London under new guidelines  in response to funding cuts.

Shoplifting, car crime and criminal damage are among the lower level offences that officers may not probe.

Details seen by The Sun suggest that crimes involving a loss of under 50, car crime and some assaults will not be investigated unless a suspect is already identified.

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21:02

US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Lara Alqasem has been held at an immigration facility in Tel Aviv since 2 October

21:00

Better to be Born Rich Than Talented "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a fascinating graphic, and of the analysis is correct, we have radically overstated if the American Dream is alive and well in this country: A revolution in genomics is creeping into economics. It allows us to say something we might have suspected, but could never confirm: money trumps genes. Using one new, genome-based

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21:00

Pelosis San Fran named poop capital of America, on pace for record number of complaints "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pelosis San Fran named poop capital of America, on pace for record number of complaints

The number of unique poop complaints every year from 2011 to 2018 almost tripled,...

Citizens Count on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act but Keep Getting Shut Out "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Larry Young started requesting records from police, he just wanted to find out what had happened to his daughter, Molly.

More than six years after the 21-year-old was found shot to death in her ex-boyfriends Carbondale apartment, Young is still fighting law enforcement agencies for records under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.

Youngs battle has become a long, often painful example of both the promise and weakness of government-transparency laws in Illinois, including an overwhelmed and inconsistent enforcement system overseen by outgoing Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

Police and other government agencies have offered a series of reasons why Young cant see certain records from the investigations into Mollys death. At times theyve claimed the information should remain under wraps to protect the privacy of his daughter, even though shes dead and hes the executor of her estate. On other occasions theyve simply ignored his requests and disregarded four different rulings from the attorney generals office.

In 2009, Madigan and state legislators crafted a new law they promised would help citizens like Young by improving access to government records and proceedings. Under one of its key provisions, the attorney generals office was given authority to interpret and enforce the state Freedom of Information and Open Meetings acts. Since then, thousands of citizens, mostly individuals but also journalists and businesses, have appealed for help from the offices public access counselor, known as the PAC. As she prepares to leave office after 16 years, Madigan has touted her work in promoting transparency as one of her signature achievements.

Often, though, the public still gets shut out. Government bodies around the state routinely ignore or misinterpret the FOIA and OMA, according to a ProPublica Illinois analysis of the nearly 30,000 appeals the PAC has received.

The PACs staff of more than a dozen attorneys struggles to wade through the cases, regularly taking months or even years to resolve them. When it does rule, it seldom uses its full authority to order government agencies to comply with the laws. And in the rare cases when it does, the offices orders are sometimes blown off. Violators face few consequences.

A number of people who turned to Madigans office for help say it is too slow, cautious and unpredictable. That sends the message that public agencies can get away with breaking the transparency laws.

Heres what they need to do: Pull the plug on the PACs office, said Bruce Rushton, a staff writer for the Illinois Times newspaper who has written about delays and inaction from the office. Rushton argu...

Could Immigrants Play a Role in Strengthening Your Town? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Across the Rust Belt and Midwest, cities are struggling to stay economically afloat. Whether it is a consistently declining population like in Detroit and St. Louis, an unskilled and aging workforce such as in Cleveland, or a collapse in the entrepreneurship needed to grow a new tax base, many American cities are struggling. But there is an often unseen population helping to mitigate some of these challenges: our nations immigrants.

According to the New American Economy, an immigrant in St. Louis is 29.2% more likely to be an entrepreneur than a U.S.-born resident. Immigrants in Detroit account for 67% of the working population between 25 and 64 years old. These populations in declining cities mean filling worker gaps and starting new businesses that contribute to the economy and tax base.

In St. Louis, entire business districts, such as the neighborhoods of South Grand, Cherokee, and Dutchtown, have been reenergized by immigrant-owned businesses. South Grand is a once-languishing commercial corridor that is now home to over 50 local businesses, including restaurants from 14 different countries.

We like to brag that we have more countries represented in our six block business district than are in Epcot, said Rachel Witt, Executive Director of the South Grand Community Improvement District, referring to the internationally themed park at Disney World. The CID brought in $133,000 in revenue from the district last fiscal year just from the .005% sales tax they are allotted.

South Grand was also recognized by the American Planning Associations Great Places in America in 2017. In St. Louis, population surges from Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s and later Bosnians in the 1990s have partially offset the steady decreases in population since the mid-20th century.

The Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, has lagged in population growth compared to the national averageexperiencing just 4.3% growth from 2000 to 2015, compared to 14.2% growth in the United States as a whole. But half of that increase stems from foreign-born populations.

Shrinking cities like Detroit and Buffalo bear some of the greatest economic burdens. Their populations and tax bases...

20:56

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed National"

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck remote New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, though there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake hit about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of the town of Rabaul at a depth of almost 40 km, just before 7 a.m. local time (2100 GMT Wednesday). "We felt the earthquake a bit, but it was not too strong," Constable Roy Michael told Reuters by phone from Rabaul police station. He said there was no damage in the town, but officers had not yet been able to contact villages closer to the epicentre. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said waves less than 0.3 metre high could be expected on coastlines in Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Solomon Islands. Australia's Tsunami Warning Centre said its coastlines were not at risk. The quake was initially recorded with a magnitude of 7.3 but was downgraded. At least two aftershocks with a magnitude greater than 5 shortly followed.

20:55

The Two Brett Kavanaugh Stories "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The important issue of Kavanaughs likely comportment as a judge was subjected to too little inquiry while his character as evidenced by tales from his past life received far too much attention.

20:51

Wall Street takes hit! Dow drops more than 800 points "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Stocks on Wall Street plunged today, with hard-hit tech shares and concerns about rapidly rising interest rates getting much of the blame for the markets worst performance since February.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 800 points.

 

The Nasdaq composite dropped about 4%, while the S&P 500 tumbled about 3.2%.

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20:51

South Africas Zulu Nation Joins White Farmers To Protest Government Land Seizures "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

South Africas Zulu Nation Joins White Farmers To Protest Government Land Seizures

The largest ethnic group in South Africa, Zulu, has spoken out against the racial expropriation of land without compensation in the country.

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20:46

Bellingcat authenticity and Skripal poisoning case under question by independent journalists "IndyWatch Feed World"

Bellingcat, the 'investigative' website in the news after claiming to have identified the Skripal poisoning suspects, has received mostly uncritical coverage from the media - but some independent journalists are raising questions. The website, which bills itself as the "home of online investigations" and claims it uses "open-source" techniques to look into a "variety of subjects," has become somewhat of a media star since it was founded by Eliot Higgins in 2014. However, praise for Bellingcat has been particularly loud since it claimed to have "conclusively" established the true identities of two Russian men, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, which British authorities say are linked to the Salisbury poisonings of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia back in March. When Bellingcat revealed the identities of the men (one in late September, the other following two weeks later in October), British media for the most part accepted the results of the 'citizen...

20:45

Truck Owners Vehicle Set On FIRE Because Of Pro-Trump Stickers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Truck Owners Vehicle Set On FIRE Because Of Pro-Trump Stickers by Mac Slavo SHTFPlan TDC Note Its not 100% clear the stickers were the reason the truck was set on fire, however, it is very suspicious that Trump...

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20:45

Re: ghostscript: bypassing executeonly to escape -dSAFER sandbox (CVE-2018-17961) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Emilio Pozuelo Monfort on Oct 11

tracker-extract / miners run in a sandbox these days. No idea about baloo.

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=764786

Cheers,
Emilio

20:44

Attica Zoo fined with 44K for Dolphin performances, activists protest captivity "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy has imposed a fine of 44,360 euros to Attica Zoological  Park for violating the law with regards to dolphins performances and animal protection as well as other violation of several other environmental regulations. The fine follows a report by Environment Ministry inspectors who sent the Attica Zoo to

The post Attica Zoo fined with 44K for Dolphin performances, activists protest captivity appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

20:42

Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In early 1999, during the halftime of a University of Washington basketball game, a time capsule from 1927 was opened. Among the contents of this portal to the past were some yellowing newspapers, a Mercury dime, a student handbook, and a building permit. The crowd promptly erupted into boos. One student declared the items dumb.

Such disappointment in time capsules seems to run endemic, suggests William E. Jarvis in his book Time Capsules: A Cultural History. A headline from The Onion, he notes, sums it up: Newly unearthed time capsule just full of useless old crap. Time capsules, after all, exude a kind of pathos: They show us that the future was not quite as advanced as we thought it would be, nor did it come as quickly. The past, meanwhile, turns out to not be as radically distinct as we thought.

In his book Predicting the Future, Nicholas Rescher writes that we incline to view the future through a telescope, as it were, thereby magnifying and bringing nearer what we can manage to see. So too do we view the past through the other end of the telescope, making things look farther away than they actually were, or losing sight of some things altogether.

20:31

List of 32 'Elites' That Support and Promote Depopulation "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a clear consensus among the global elite that overpopulation is the primary cause of the most important problems that the world is facing and that something desperately needs to be done about it. They truly believe that humans are a plague upon the earth and that we will literally destroy the planet if we are left to our own devices. 

by Michael Snyder (small additions by Alexander Light)

To the elite, everything from global warming to our growing economic problems can be directly traced back to the lack of population control. They warn that if nothing is done about the exploding population, we will be facing a future full of poverty, war and suffering on a filthy, desolate planet.

They complain that it costs too much to keep elderly patients that are terminally ill alive, and they eagerly promote abortion for babies that are not wanted because they would be too much of a burden on society.


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20:30

C4 News: Gay Cake Debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This is a thorny area, especially as it involves Northern Ireland.

At the end of the day, it seems not unreasonable that a shopkeeper can decide just how far he/she will go to meet a customers wishes.

20:30

Jack Ma: US will 'suffer more' if it keeps trying to start Cold War with China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Alibaba's executive chairman Jack Ma has warned that the US will "suffer more" if it continues its efforts to launch a Cold War against China in an attempt to neutralize the growth of the country's economy. Speaking via video to the South China Morning Post's China Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Ma said he believed the US would fare worse in any dispute between the two countries. Despite the warning, however, Ma said he remained positive because "as entrepreneurs, if you are not optimistic [you shouldn't be] entrepreneurs." The Alibaba co-founder told the conference he didn't understand the logic behind US tariffs imposed on China by President Donald Trump's administration, and said that the US had benefited from its trade relationship with China, referring to the fact that outsourcing jobs to China had caused the US Gross Domestic Product to grow.

20:23

Omidyars Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm #Bellingcat "IndyWatch Feed War"

Omidyars Intercept Teams Up with War-Propaganda Firm Bellingcat Despite promoting itself as an independent and open-source investigation site, Bellingcat has received a significant portion of its funding from Google, which is also one of the most powerful U.S. military contractors and whose rise to prominence was directly aided by the CIA. by Whitney Webb NEW []

20:22

Chinese tech giant Huawei unveils A.I. chips, taking aim at giants like Qualcomm and Nvidia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Huawei unveiled two new artificial intelligence chips aimed at data centers and smart devices, pitting it against major silicon players including Qualcomm and Nvidia, as the Chinese giant laid out a strategy it hopes will drive growth in the next few years.


Huaweis new chipsets are called the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310 and are designed to be used in data centers and internet-connected consumer devices.

20:22

The indigenous people genocide case in Guatemala: justice delayed, justice denied? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

There was a military structure that designed, planned and executed operations aimed at eradicating Guatemalas indigenous peoples. Espaol

Indigenous woman testifies at a law court in Guatemala, 2012. Photo: Sandra Sebastin. All rights reserved.

On Wednesday September 26, at about 7pm, in a courtroom filled to bursting point, the High Risk Court B declared, for the second time in five years, that genocide was committed in Guatemala.

Following more than two years of witness testimonies, forensic evidence and expert reports the court declared that they had sufficient evidence to prove that the Guatemalan army committed genocide and crimes against humanity against the Mayan Ixil people between 1982 and 1983, one of the most violent eras of the 36 year internal armed conflict in Guatemala.

Judges elaborated in detail the abhorrent acts that convinced them that the Guatemalan army was indeed responsible for committing genocide and crimes against humanity.

A dehumanised army

In their declaration, lasting up to two hours, the panel of three judges elaborated in detail the abhorrent acts that convinced them that the Guatemalan army was indeed responsible for committing genocide and crimes against humanity.

They could verify that there were at least 60 massacres carried out in the Ixil region of Quiche and that a total of 50 villages were affected by the Guatemalan armys counterinsurgency operations. This policy resulted in acts of extreme and dehumanized violence against a civilian population that had been singled out for their struggle to defend their rights. They were accused of being communists and guerrillas and declared an internal enemy of the State.

The scorched earth operations, implemented by the Guatemalan army in the Ixil area, destroyed all forms of life and were carried out with the intention of exterminating the...

20:22

Mitigating Indias Climate-Change Misery "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This summers global heat wave was a reminder that as global temperatures increase, it is the worlds poorest who will suffer the most. Nowhere is this truer than in India, where rising temperatures are threatening millions who struggle with limited access to basic amenities.

20:19

French Dark-Web Drug Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in US Prison "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A dark web drugs kingpin who was arrested last year when he arrived in the United States to compete in the World Beard and Mustache Championships has now been sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola sentenced 36-year-old French national Gal Vallerius, aka "OxyMonster," after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute

20:19

Debt Rattle October 11 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pablo Picasso Bather 1908   Dow Tumbles 830 Points In One Day, Trump Says The Fed Has Gone Crazy (MW) World Stock Markets Dive As Trump Attacks Crazy US Rate Hikes (G.) Tech Stocks Have Their Worst Day Since August 2011 (CNBC) Rising Inequality Could Impact Americas AAA Credit Rating (SH)

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20:18

Sen. Rand Pauls right someone is going to be killed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sen. Rand Paul hit the nail on the head in an interview with Kentucky radio host Leland Conway when he predicted this hotly charged political atmosphere was going to move from mayhem to murder.

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Remember Rep. Steve Scalise? It already very nearly did.

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Protesters rally in front of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Hundreds of people rallied in front of Trump Tower then walked to Times Square to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation they have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence, he said, Mediaite reported.

Are you listening, Rep. Maxine Waters?

Check out these headlines from just this June: Maxine Waters Calls for Violence Against Conservative Republicans, ran one YouTube title. Maxine Waters Commits Sedition, Calls For Violence Against Trump, ran another. And yet a third, from a Glenn Beck video: Maxine Waters calls for more mob violence: You aint seen nothin yet.

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20:17

Three killed in Java after latest major earthquake in Indonesia - Sends panic through IMF summit in Bali "IndyWatch Feed World"

The tremor struck after a 7.5-magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last month - around 1,000km northeast of the latest quake's epicentre - killing more than 2,000 people An earthquake on Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegates were attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago. The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Bali and Java islands in the early hours, jolting residents awake and sending them rushing into the streets. Some attendees in Bali for the IMF and World Bank annual meetings this week evacuated their hotels as the quake shook the island. "I felt the quake for at least 30 seconds and I panicked. At first I didn't want to go out but then I decided to leave," said Katharina Sudiyono, an Indonesian attendee at the summit. Peter Jacobs, head of the Indonesian Central...

20:16

The FSF Wants Microsoft To Do More To Help Fight Software Patents "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Following yesterday's rather landmark move of Microsoft joining the Open Invention Network and thus allowing much of its vast patent collection now being allowed to help off patent attacks within the Linux/open-source ecosystem, the Free Software Foundation applauded the move but wants Microsoft to do more...

20:16

MSM wrong about why Nikki Haley resigned as UN Ambassador "IndyWatch Feed World"

The American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced her resignation from her post on Tuesday, October 9th. Haley, 46, plans to complete her work at the end of the calendar year. The former governor of South Carolina, Haley was picked to be the American ambassador to the UN by President Trump on November 23, 2016, shortly after Donald Trump won the Presidency. Her confirmation was nearly unanimously approved in the Senate, 96 to 4. She is the first Indian-American to hold a Cabinet-level position in the American government. Haley has also been a major lightning rod as regards US foreign policy. As many readers of The Duran know, her stated foreign policy positions on record are strongly pro-Israel, strongly against Iran and in all fairness, time after time she has drawn the ire of many geopolitical observers for holding nothing less than the common standard American position on many foreign policy matters. This has drawn ridicule, as known by a prank call two...

20:15

Stefan Molyneux and His Critics! A Tom Woods Interview (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stefan Molyneux and His Critics! A Tom Woods Interview Video Stefan Molyneuxs work has had over half a billion views and downloads. He has stirred up controversy among libertarians in recent years, having supported Donald Trump and entertained more controversial...

The post Stefan Molyneux and His Critics! A Tom Woods Interview (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:13

Growing Evidence Suggests Why More People Distrust Scientific Findings "IndyWatch Feed World"


The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world are having less influence among scientists due to the shift in the ways we deal with a scientific query. In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.


"A growing body of evidence suggests that even when individuals are aware of research findings supported by a vast majority of studies, they often choose not to believe them," wrote Ernest O'Boyle, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship, and two co-authors in the Journal of Management.
"There are reasons for growing alarm about the disbelief of scientific findings across a wide range of professional domains because it seems to reflect a much broader drop in the credibility of academics and scientists."

On average, one out of every three highly cited studies published in influential medical journals is either refuted or seriously weakened by subsequent research. 

A common theme in most journals is their tendency to publish "positive" findings (where a therapy was proven to be effective) over "negative" ones (where a therapy's effectiveness was cast in doubt).

It is now well known after a plethora of evidence that many of the articles that appear in scientific journals under the bylines of prominent academics are actually written by ghostwriters in the pay of drug companies. These seemingly objective articles, which doctors around the world use to guide their care of patients, are often part of a marketing campaign by companies to promote a product or play up the conditio...

20:10

BMW ramps up investment in China to meet electric demand "IndyWatch Feed War"

German automaker BMW says it is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in production there as it prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles.

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Munich-based BMW said Thursday it would pay 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to raise its stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. to 75 percent from 50 percent.

The deal is subject to approval by regulatory authorities and shareholders of Chinese partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right , meets with Harald Kruger, CEO and chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, left back, at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (Daisuke Suzuki/Pool Photo via AP)

BMW AG also said it would invest 3 billion euros in new and existing plant facilities in Shenyang, increasing production capacity to 650,000 vehicles a year from the early 2020s. A new plant will be able to produce fully electric, partly electric, and conventional vehicles on the same line.

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20:10

AUTUMN ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Autumn issue of 2600 has hit the stands! Not only that, but it's already in the hands of most of our subscribers, something you would know already if you were a subscriber. To become one, it really couldn't be much easier. Just click here. It's also incredibly easy to become a subscriber using a Kindle. We have U.S. and U.K. subscription options that will ensure your digital issues arrive on your devices without you having to lift a finger! You can also easily subscribe through Google Play or the Nook from anywhere. If you want to see all of the digital options we currently have, visit our digital edition guide.

20:07

Lil Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the UN "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lil Miss AIPAC Nikki Haley Ends Her Reign of Terror at the UN As a blogger and political analyst, Im a little sad that Haleys gone. She was the geopolitical gift that kept on giving The world is not shedding any tears now that Lil Miss AIPAC, Nikki Haley, has finished her time puffing up her []

20:06

For IMF Help, Pakistan Might Have to Disclose Its China Debts "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pakistan has been the largest recipient of funding under Beijings Belt and Road Initiative

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A woman carrying luggage on her head stands on a train platform in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 22. Beijing is lending funds, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, to Pakistan to upgrade infrastructure.
A woman carrying luggage on her head stands on a train platform in Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 22. Beijing is lending funds, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, to Pakistan to upgrade infrastructure. PHOTO: ASIM HAFEEZ/BLOOMBERG NEWS
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BALI, IndonesiaInternational Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said a bailout deal with Pakistan would require absolute transparency of its debts, many of which come from Chinas landmark Belt and Road initiative.

In whatever work we do, we need to have a complete understanding and absolute transparency about the nature, size, terms of the debt that is bearing on a particular country...

20:05

John Kerry Explains the Climate Crisis and its Challenges. He Says: VOTE "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The climate crisis is now our priority

Living on Earth: John Kerry Looks Back And Ahead

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is the author of a new bestselling book, called Every Day Is Extra. At its heart is a message of urgency about the need to address the climate crisis. Yet Kerry remains optimistic about the ability of the United States democratic system to tackle the most pressing global issues of today. In a conversation with Host Steve Curwood, Kerry discusses his longtime love of the ocean and concerns about ocean health, and says that what America needs now is for citizens to get out and campaign for politicians willing to move the country in the right direction.

Here is the Transcript of the Interview

CURWOOD: Its Living on Earth. Im Steve Curwood for October 7, 2018
John Kerry is looking confidently into the future, even as he reflects back on a life in public service, which ranges from being the face of Vietnam Veterans Against the War to a Democratic nominee for President and Secretary of State. Secretary Kerry writes about challenges facing the world, focusing on climate change in the final chapter of his 600-page memoir titled Every Day Is Extra. And even in the face of President Trumps opposition to climate action, John Kerry remains optimistic. He spent his youthful summers in and on the waters of Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts, which gave him a lifetime attachment to the sea. Over the decades hes played key roles in legislation and international negotiations on climate change, acid rain, and ocean health. Secretary Kerry, welcome to Living on Earth!

KERRY: Happy to be here. Thank you.

CURWOOD: So, if theres one thing from your book Every Day is Extra, it is your love of the ocean why does the ocean call to you in such a strong way?

KERRY: Well, Im a son of Massachusetts I think it calls to all of us, sons and daughters. We are blessed to be people of the sea here in the state of Massachusetts and we love Cape Cod, we love the islands, and I learned as a kid. I was raised around Buzzards Bay and I used to just clam and fish and play in the water, learn how to sail, do all t...

20:01

Film: Albions Call: Brexit, democracy and England "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

How Brexit happened and what must be done now.

As you can see, openDemocracy has just posted a film on Brexit, democracy and England. Its of a lecture I gave plus discussion. Together they come to 1 hour and 8 minutes. Oh, no, I hear you say, not a hour on Brexit! How unbearable is that! But think of all the packages and items youve heard, seen and read about Brexit and how many hours and hours of your time they have taken up and ask, what was memorable, what changed your mind, or even made you think. Very little, I suspect. And this is part of the whole problem with Brexit Britain. A kind of repression is taking place that consists of endlessly repeating similar sentiments such as Brexit means Brexit, or Out means out or It was all lies, or It wasnt a real majority. I talk about this, especially in the discussion, as well as powerlessness, the rentier or rip-off state, massive inequality, identity politics, the Irish example, why the Scots are different, what it means to be English, the need to reimagine ourselves and what unites Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn. Along with lots of images and even a clip of Boris Johnson. Brexit has ignited a bomb under Britain. It is altering forever the way we see ourselves. This has to be confronted boldly and in an open-minded way. Im partisan, naturally. I want a Peoples Vote with a big majority for Remain. To achieve this the Remain campaign must change from 2016, and how! The response to my lecture is led by Rowenna Davis who opposes a Peoples Vote. I didnt shift her view and may not change yours. But I hope I make you think twice.
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20:01

Qt Creator 4.8 Rolls Into Beta With C++ Improvements, Language Server Protocol Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With a few months having passed since Qt Creator 4.7, the beta is out today for the next installment as Qt Creator 4.8 for this Qt/C++ focused integrated development environment...

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Keeping Up Appearances S02 E07 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Keeping Up Appearances is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke. It aired on BBC One from 1990 to 1995. The central character is eccentric and snobbish middle class social climber Hyacinth Bucket(Patricia Routledge), who insists that her surname is pronounced Bouquet.[2]The sitcom follows Hyacinth in her attempts to prove her social superiority, and to gain standing with those she considers upper class. Her attempts are constantly hampered by her lower class extended family, whom she is desperate to hide. Much of the humour comes from the conflict between Hyacinths vision of herself, and the reality of her underclass background. In each episode, she lands in a farcical situation as she battles to protect her social credibility.

The show comprised five series and 44 episodes, four of which are Christmas specials. Production ended when star Patricia Routledge moved on to other projects

20:00

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/10/11 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2018/10/11 09:00:02Welcome 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

19:56

Chinas Alipay: Stolen Apple IDs behind thefts of users money "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ant Financials Alipay, the operator of one of Chinas top two mobile payment apps, said hackers have taken an unknown amount of money from accounts using stolen Apple Inc. IDs and the issue remains unresolved despite reaching out to the US giant.

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Alipay said in a post on its Toutiao social media account on Wednesday that users who have linked their accounts using Apple IDs should lower transaction limits.

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Jack Ma

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Alipay has contacted Apple many timesand the issue has not been resolved, the post said.

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The breach has affected users of both Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltds WeChat and some users lost up to 2,000 yuan ($288), state media outlet Xinhua said on Thursday.

Apple Pay, while not as popular as WeChat Pay and Alipay, has become increasingly popular in Chinas large eastern cities. (Reuters)

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A Shanghai-based spokeswoman for Apple declined to comment. Representatives for Tencent did not respond to emails or phone calls seeking comment.

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Ant Financial is the payment affiliate of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

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It is not clear how many users were affected by the breach, and Alipays statement urged affected users to contact Apple.

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The potential breach underscores the security challenges facing Chinas huge mobile payments market, where WeChat and Alipay services have become ubiquitous in daily life.

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It also highlights the pitfalls facing tech firms in China, where smartphone scams and personal data breaches are more common than other markets.

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Apple was chastised by Chinese state media in July for the amount of spam being sent on iMessage, with media saying with the companys strict stance on privacy was hindering its ability to crack down on illegal behavior.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook at an iPhone factory in Zhengzhou

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The company has since said it is contact with...

19:55

Dear Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Where Have You Buried the Great European-American Inventors? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It is high time to pull back the curtain on Google to ascertain whether or not it is playing fair and square with the American people.

19:50

House Passes Bill to Require Minimum Standards for Airplane Seat Size, Legroom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

House passes bill to require minimum standards for airplane seat size, legroom

U.S. House lawmakers passed legislation late Wednesday [October 3] that would give federal regulators the authority to set minimum standards for seat size and leg room on flights.

Tucked inside a 2,000-page funding bill is a provision that gives the Federal Aviation Administration a year to establish minimum pitch, width and length on airplane seats to ensure they are safe for passengers. The legislation, which funds the FAA for the next five years, passed 398-23 in the House and now goes to the Senate.

The proposed law is designed to ensure that what have become increasingly cramped planes can be evacuated quickly in an emergency. Current FAA rules require airlines to evacuate in 90 seconds or less.

That policy hasn't been updated significantly in almost two decades. Investigators at the Department of Transportation, which oversees the FAA, said in June that they plan to study whether the FAA is ensuring that today's more crowded aircraft meet federal evacuation standards.

Commercial airplane cabins have become more cramped as airlines fit more seats on board to increase profits and spread out costs among more travelers. Several carriers have reconfigured their planes to not only include more seats but also smaller lavatories in some cases.

Seat pitch, a proxy for legroom, on commercial airplanes measured about 35 inches in the middle of the 20th century, but that's now around 31 inches, according to SeatGuru. Some budget airlines, like Spirit, offer 28 inches of seat pitch.

[...] The bill also requires a government study of whether airlines' shrinking or reducing bathrooms in favor of more seats on board creates problems for passengers accessing lavatories.

Before going to vote, lawmakers scrapped a provision that would determine whether airline fees, such as those to change a travel date, are reasonable.

WATCH: It's not just your eyes. Airline seats really are getting smaller.


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19:45

Coconut Oil: 80 Reasons to Add It to Your Stockpile "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Coconut Oil: 80 Reasons to Add It to Your Stockpile by Daisy Luther The Organic Prepper Coconut oil is a shelf stable product that really does it all. This pantry item can be used (nutritiously) in place of butter, shortening,...

The post Coconut Oil: 80 Reasons to Add It to Your Stockpile appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

Not just Canary Mission: SF Jewish Federation bankrolls these hate groups "IndyWatch Feed War"

Not just Canary Mission: SF Jewish Federation bankrolls these hate groups The Federations tax filings reveal a litany of radical-right and anti-Muslim groups that have received its support for years. The Federation says its review process has recently been strengthened but refuses to account for its funding of notorious Islamophobic hate groups. File photo of []

19:44

China and the Case of the Interpol Chief "IndyWatch Feed War"

China emphasizes the need for absolute loyalty and for resolute support for Xi Jinping.

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Beijing apparently has detained Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol and a former top Chinese security official. What are the charges?

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China has yet to give any details of the corruption charges against Meng Hongwei, the president of Interpol, who disappeared on a visit home and was later said to have been arrested. Whatever the charges are, they are almost certainly not the real reason for his fate. In China, the law is what the Communist Party says it is more precisely, what President Xi Jinping says it is. And when an official of Mr. Mengs global stature is nabbed, its a political decision even if, coincidentally, he was corrupt, as is often the case in China.

Mr. Meng understood the rules of that game. He had been a vice minister of public security in a police state and had played a role in many operations, including Operation Fox Hunt, which tried to bring Chinese officials and businesspeople suspected of corruption back from abroad. His f...

19:32

When in doubt rely on Marcus "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ive been in a bit of personal debate recently about whether or not to get me some sort of starter kit to cast things in resin, with the arguments in pro being that you can create beautiful stuff, and those in contra being that I already have half a house full of crafting supplies.

The argument was resolved nicely when one of Marcus boxes of wonder arrived this week which included everything you need to get started, including the proper gloves (not pictured).

Crafting supplies to cast things in resin

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You can see the resin, moulds, colours, glitter, some of Marcus gorgeous abalone shells, some dried and coloured flowers and even gold leaf, which peasant me almost spilled on the floor because peasant me had no idea what it was. Im not sure about those rectangles, I guess they are a work surface for mixing small amounts with colour.

Of course I couldnt wait to get started. I thought that this would be a great way to use our mermaid tears that we collected at the beach.

resin bracelet with colourful driftglass

Very first bracelet

As you can see its not perfect yet. I think I didnt stir the mixture for long enough and my ratio was probably a bit off. Also the pieces all sunk to the bottom. I think I need to cast something like this is two or three sittings, which will probably test my patience a lot.  But Ive also got a lot of ideas already.

Thank you very much, Marcus. Youre definitely at least as crazy as me, but I love you all the more for it.

19:28

"Middle Class Erosion: 33 Million Americans Won't Travel During The Holidays Because They Can't Afford To" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Middle Class Erosion: 33 Million Americans Won't Travel
 During The Holidays Because They Can't Afford To"
by Michael Snyder

"We have repeatedly been told that the U.S. economy is booming, but meanwhile the middle class in the United States continues to be hollowed outThe financial bubbles that the Federal Reserve has created have been a great blessing for those at the very top of the economic pyramid, but most of the country is still deeply struggling. According to one survey, 78 percent of all full-time workers in the U.S. live paycheck to paycheck, and that doesnt even include part-time workers or those that are unemployed. 

We have also been told that unemployment is low, but the real numbers tell us that there are more working age Americans without a job in 2018 than there was at any point during the last recession.  Most of the people that my wife and I know are struggling, and I continually get emails from readers all over the country that are struggling.  The sad truth is that the middle class is slowly but surely dying, and more people are falling into poverty with each passing day.

And we got more evidence of this fact on Tuesday.  According to ...

19:22

Moscow rejects notion of israeli (apartheid state) sovereignty over the Golan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Its The LAW: Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint news conference with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Moscow, Russia, August 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday indicated that his country will not agree to any change of []

19:18

Concerned Bank of England Raises Alarm about Growth of High-Risk Loans "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The power of Collateralized  Loan Obligations.

The global leveraged loan market is larger than and growing as quickly as the US subprime mortgage market was in 2006, said the Bank of Englands Financial Policy Committee in the statement from its latest meeting. And the committee is concerned by the rapid growth of leveraged lending.

In terms of magnitude, the US and EU leveraged loan market combined now exceeds $1.3 trillion, up from $50 billion at the turn of the century.

A leveraged loan is a loan that is extended to junk-rated (BB+ or lower), over-indebted companies. These loans are considered too risky for banks to keep on their books. Instead, banks sell them to loan funds, or they package them into highly rated Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) and sell them to CLO funds and other institutional investors. In the UK, over 38 billion ($50 billion) of these loans were issued in 2017 more double the amount in 2016 and a further 30 billion ($39 billion) has already been issued in 2018.

Leveraged loans are popular among investors because of the slightly higher interest rates they offer, and because theyre often based on floating rates, a positive in an environment where interest rates are rising. Investors earn a set amount of interest the so-called margin on top of the prevailing Libor benchmark rate. As the Libor rises, so too does the interest. The loans floating interest rates offer investors some degree of protection from rising rates, until, of course, the borrower defaults.

While banks benefit from issuing leveraged loans via hefty fees for arrangement, structuring and portfolio management, since these loans are typically sliced, diced and sold in global financial markets in classic sub-prime fashion. Among the biggest buyers are CLO funds

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19:17

Rivers: Court nullifies APC guber, legislative primaries. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Delivering judgement against the APC, Justice Chinwendu Nwogu declared that the ward congresses of Rivers State APC were illegal. A More

Wal Thornhill: Gravitational Accretion Bites the Dust | Space News "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

New scientific research into the planet-forming conditions in so-called young star systems has delivered a shocking blow to gravitational accretion theory. In a paper published in the journal Astronomy Astrophysics, scientists described their attempts to determine how much material is present in the disks around stars that are thought to be only 1 to 3 million years old. When they compared their estimates to the masses of star systems that have fully formed planets, they realized that the so-called young stars systems did not have enough matter in their disks to eventually form planets. In this episode, we discuss why this discovery fits perfectly with the Electric Universe theory of both planet and star formation. Source story: https://phys.org/news/2018-10-protopl... If you see a CC with this video, it means that subtitles are available. To find out which ones, click on the Gear Icon in the lower right area of the video box and click on subtitles in the drop-down box. Then click on the subtitle that you would like.

19:15

Tom Fitton: Obama ATF Tried to Do End-Run Around 2nd Amendment by Banning Ammo (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tom Fitton: Obama ATF Tried to Do End-Run Around 2nd Amendment by Banning Ammo Video NRA TV Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on Cam & Co on NRA TV to discuss the ATFs attempt to ban AR-15 ammunition...

The post Tom Fitton: Obama ATF Tried to Do End-Run Around 2nd Amendment by Banning Ammo (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:15

ANZ bank issued rare rebuke by Australian oversight body "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ANZ Banking Group violated its own policies and international human rights standards by financing a Cambodian sugar company that seized land from local farmers, according to a statement released today by an Australian government body that monitors corporate behavior overseas. In a rare rebuke of a commercial bank, the Australian National Contact Point found it difficult to reconcile ANZs decision to finance Phnom Penh Sugar with the banks internal rules and the OECD Guidelines, an ethical business code that the Australian government has endorsed.

 

19:07

Theresa May will ask Cabinet for a customs union Brexit as DUP warns it could bring down her Government "IndyWatch Feed War"

Theresa May will on Thursday ask her Brexit war Cabinet to agree a backstop plan that would keep Britain in a customs union with Brussels until a permanent trade deal can be agreed.

British and EU negotiators are understood to have agreed in principle to an all-UK backstop plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland that would remove the final major obstacle blocking a withdrawal agreement.

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Michel Barnier

Boris Johnson said the deal would turn the UK into a permanent EU colony and the DUP angrily threatened to break its confidence and supply deal with the Conservatives and potentially bring down the Government if the Prime Minister goes through with the plan, which it described as a sell out.

On Wednesday

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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/10/10/theresa-may-will-ask-cabinet-agree-brexit-deal-keeps-uk-customs/

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Keeping The UK In The EU?

Has a SECRET Brexit deal already been agreed? Robert Peston makes INCREDIBLE claim

A BREXIT deal was agreed last night which will temporarily keep the UK in the EUs customs union according to ITV News political editor Robert Peston, in an explosive move which would leave the UK unable to sign its own trade deals.

PUBLISHED: 00:56, Thu, Oct 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 08:26, Thu, Oct 11, 2018
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19:06

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Todays word of the day stirred happy memories of browsing in second-hand bookshops.

New books have their appeal but sometimes I come across a book by an author, want to read previous work and find none still in print.

But a browse through the shelves of a second-hand bookshop can find out-of-print books and other gems.

New Zealand is well supplied with second-hand book shops and two of the better ones are Adventure Books and Slightly Foxed in Oamarus Historic Precinct.

Today Im grateful for second-hand book shops.

 

19:03

Misogyny, Hate Crime, HeForShe and NYP "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Misogyny, Hate Crime, HeForShe and NYP

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The Voyeurism Bill

An amendment to the Voyeurism Bill (which will criminalise taking photographs up womens skirts), which would have defined misogyny as a hate crime and allowed more severe sentences on men convicted of crimes against women, if they were motivated by misogyny, has been rejected by the House of Commons. Instead, the Law Commission will review how sex and gender are treated currently and if a change in the law is required to make misogyny a hate crime. Comprehensive BBC report here.

I am happy to report that the Voyeurism Bill was approved and will now go forward to the House of Lords. Hopefully it will become law and this gap in the law on harassment of women will be closed.

According to this BBC article. Labour MP Ms Stella Creasy who moved the amendment has called for an extension of a pilot project by Nottinghamshire Police, which has for two years been recording misogynistic behaviour as either hate crime or hate incidents, depending on whether or not it is criminal.

CPS Policy on Hate Crimes and Misogyny

According to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) website:

The police and the CPS have agreed the following definition for identifying and flagging hate crimes:

Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on a persons disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity. 

Under the jointly agreed CPS and Police definition of hate crime above, misogyny is not included in the five strands of hate crime recognised by the CPS:

1) Race, ethnicity or nationality.

2) Gender identity.

3) Religion, faith or belief.

4) Sexual orientation

In response to an enquiry from the NYE, the CPS...

19:03

A Computer Model Predicted the End of the World In 1972, And We Are On Track "IndyWatch Feed National"

Back in the early 1970s, a computer program called World1 predicted the fall of civilization. According to this program, collapse will occur by 2040 and we seem to be right on track to do so.

News of this prediction has come out of the woodworks yet again. This model was developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It showed that the world cannot sustain the current level of population and industrial growth we are seeing for more than a couple decades and we are coming very close to the expiration date.

This model accounted for pollution levels, population growth, resources, and so forth. Thus far these calculations have been quite spot on. Many are going crazy over this news as the Australian Broadcasting Company has republished its original report on the prediction itself. The Club of Rome commissioned this model years ago and through doing so intended to gain an understanding of the global changes we were going to be facing in the years to come.

The year 2020 according to this model is going to be a huge milestone. It is going to be the year in which our quality of life drops dramatically. This model shows that there will be the death of a large number of people around this time.

The report said as follows according to DailyStar:

At around 2020, the condition of the planet becomes highly critical.

If we do nothing about it, the quality of life goes down to zero.

Pollution becomes so serious it will start to kill people, which in turn will cause the population to diminish, lower than it was in the 1900s.

At this stage, around 2040-3050, civilized life as we know it on this planet will cease to exist.

To learn more about this model check out the video below. What do you think about all of this? Could we be upon the turning point? Maybe everything we think we know is about to change.

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19:00

The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth Is Said to Give You Supernatural Abilities "IndyWatch Feed World"

The book of Thoth for those who do not know is a book that is said to contain a wide range of spells that allow the reader to do all kinds of magical things. While it might sound a bit crazy, the stories behind it are quite interesting.

Thoth, in general, is the Egyptian god of writing, magic, and more. He was one of the most important gods when it comes to Ancient Egypt and holds a lot of power. According to legend, Thoth was born from the lips of Ra.

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Thoth created the written word that people used to record history and so forth. According to some stories, he even gave word to humanity. That being said, sometimes that varies depending on which story youre going by. The book of Thoth is a sacred book of mysteries that has been mentioned quite a bit throughout the history of mankind. It has appeared in fragments for quite some time now.

The first time it was ever cited was in the Turis Papyrus and described the failed attempt of killing a pharaoh using spells from within the book of Thoth. The book is said to have been written by Thoth himself and contains spells that allow the reader to understand the speech of animals and even allows them to perceive the gods themselves.

According to legend the book was originally hidden at the bottom of the Nile and locked inside a series of boxes guarded by serpents. Neferkaptah is said to have managed to obtain the book but eventually committed suicide and was entombed along with the book. From there the book was stolen and then returned. This legend I feel intends to make it clear that the knowledge within the book is meant for those who are not ordinary humans.

It has been said that whoever reads this book will gain knowledge about everything. They will be able to even bring the dead back to life. This meaning in the wrong hands real hell could be unleashed.

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19:00

Thursday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Classic TV Drama: Upstairs Downstairs S04 E06 -Home Fires "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Upstairs, Downstairs is a British television drama series produced by London Weekend Television (LWT) for ITV.It ran for 68 episodes divided into five series on ITV from 1971 to 1975.

A BBC Wales and Masterpiece produced continuation also called Upstairs Downstairs was broadcast by BBC One in 2010.

Set in a large townhouse in Belgravia in West London, the series depicts the servants downstairs and their mastersthe family upstairsbetween the years 1903 and 1930, and shows the slow decline of the British aristocracy. Great events feature prominently in the episode but minor or gradual changes are also noted. The series stands as a document of the social and technological changes that occurred between those 27 years, including the Edwardian period, the Suffragettes, First World War, the Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash.

The show was a ratings success for ITV, and received outstanding acclaim worldwide winning multiple awards.

Series had an excellent cast with many well known actors appearing over the life of the series. Some are still active to this day.

19:00

Studying Airplane Radio Reflections With SDR "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A property of radio waves is that they tend to reflect off things. Metal surfaces in particular act as good reflectors, and by studying how these reflections work, its possible to achieve all manner of interesting feats. [destevez] decided to have some fun with reflections from local air traffic, and was kind enough to share the results.

The project centers around receiving 2.3 GHz signals from a local ham beacon that have been reflected by planes taking off from the Madrid-Barajas airport. The beacon was installed by a local ham, and transmits a CW idenfication and tone at 2 W of power.

In order to try and receive reflections from nearby aircraft, [destevez] put together a simple but ingenious setup.

ADS-B data was plotted on a map and correlated with the received reflections.

A LimeSDR radio was used, connected to a 9 dB planar 2.4 GHz WiFi antenna. This was an intentional choice, as it has a wide radiation pattern which is useful for receiving reflections from odd angles. A car was positioned between the antenna and the beacon to avoid the direct signal overpowering reflected signals from aircraft.

Data was recorded, and then compared with ADS-B data on aircraft position and velocity, allowing recorded reflections to be matched to the flight paths of individual flights after the fact. Its a great example of smart radio sleuthing using SDR and how to process such data....

18:59

Lagarde defends U.S. Federal Reserve rate hikes after Trumps attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

The head of the International Monetary Fund has thrown her weight behind the US central banks recent rate hikes. Her support came after Donald Trump had called the Feds policies crazy and harmful.

    
IMF chief Christine Lagarde

In a press conference ahead of official IMF and World Bank talks in Bali, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, on Thursday defended central bank rate increases in the United States in what appeared to be a veiled rebuke to US President Donald Trumps most recent remarks about the Federal Reserve.

Trump had blamed crazy Fed policies for contributing to current financial market turmoil as a global sell-off continued amid stronger signs of rising financial volatility which the IMF and the World Bank were scheduled to address during their annual meetings.

Lagarde told reporters the Feds rate hikes were justified by fundamentals.

It is clearly a necessary development for economies that are showing much improved growth, with inflation picking up and unemployment being extremely low, she argued.

The plight of emerging markets

The IMF chief acknowledged, though, that recent Fed rate increases had been a headache for many emerging economies as capital outflows continued and local currencies kept tumbling.

Lagarde added that those outflows were inevitable as the world braced for impacts from trade frictions.

She recommended more flexibility on capital flow management, adding that some emerging markets, including South East Asian countries, had been far too reluctant to ramp up capital controls to protect their own economies.

Italy in focus

Lagarde also touched on the economic situation in eurozone member Italy, warning Rome that it was well-advised to abide by EU fiscal rules and adhere to the blocs financial stability regulations amid concerns that the countrys 2019 budget could exacerbate fin...

18:57

UK student held in solitary confinement for five months in the UAE 'on spying charges' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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British foreign secretary has raised case of Durham researcher, who has appeared before a second hearing at the UAE's state security court

18:55

Iron Dome said to intercept Gaza rocket amid reports of Israeli military activity nearby "IndyWatch Feed War"

No immediate reports of injuries, damage as residents of the area say they heard heard explosions, saw signs the air defense system was used

Rocket sirens blared in Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning, amid reports of Israeli military activity near the border of the coastal enclave.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage caused by a rocket or mortar shell strike.

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Iron Dome air defense system

Residents of the town of Netivot, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Gaza, reported hearing explosions and seeing the types of trails left behind by the Iron Dome air defense system.

The Israel Defense Forces said it was investigating what triggered the alarm system.

Earlier in the morning, the Israeli military shut down a number of roads adjacent to the Gaza Strip for security activities, but it would not elaborate on the nature of its operation.

The sirens sounded at 10:07 a.m. in the Shaar Hanegev and Sdot Negev regions of southern Israel, northeast of Gaza.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/rocket-alert-sirens-blare-near-gaza-amid-reports-of-idf-activity-in-area/

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18:54

Will Atiku Truly Restructure Nigeria? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

I was in a seminar in May this year where Atiku was present. He was asked to tell Nigerians how More

18:54

israels (apartheid state) Bennett wants shoot to kill policy in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israels Bennett wants shoot to kill policy in Gaza Middle East Monitor Israels Education Minister Naftali Bennett said yesterday that he would impose a shoot to kill policy in Gaza, including against Palestinian children. Bennett made the comment on Israels Army Radio after he was asked what he would do differently if he were []

18:49

Rocket alert sirens sound in Israeli communities near Gaza frontier "IndyWatch Feed War"

Rocket alert sirens sounded on Thursday in Israeli communities near the border with the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The alert came shortly after Israeli media reported on unspecified Israeli military activity near the border with the Palestinian enclave.

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Protesters gather while Israeli troops fire teargas near the fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP)

18:46

Taxpayer's Union defends benefit sanctions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The push is on to make getting a benefit and staying on it much easier. That's Labour's idea of 'compassion'. Sir Apirana Ngata would have termed it 'cruelty'.

The Taxpayer's Union released a new report by Jim Rose on Monday this week.

The author takes a straightforward yet quirky and highly readable approach to the subject.

Taxpayers Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, Beneficiary advocates have good intentions, but their prescriptions removing requirements to seek work and removing sanctions are a social and moral failure. The Green Partys policy to make life on a benefit will simply encourage a culture of welfare dependency and fraud.
Rates of welfare fraud are many times higher than most New Zealanders would expect or find acceptable under the current system. The report canvasses the evidence that easing up on sanctions and obligations for beneficiaries would dramatically increase fraud and dependency. That means driving up the cost of the welfare system for taxpayers and leaving less room in the Budget for other forms of social spending.
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18:46

Morning Prayer for Thursday, October 11, 2018 I pray that I may see something good in every person "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Good Samaritan, by Walter Rane

First be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift to God. First I must get right with other people and then I can get right with God. If I hold resentment against someone, which I find it very difficult to overcome, I should try to put something else constructive into my mind. I should pray for the one against whom I hold the resentment. I should put that person in Gods hands and let God show him or her the way to live. If a man say: I love God and hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may see something good in every person, even one I dislike, and that I may let God develop the good in that person.

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18:45

U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes SouthFront The US currently maintains the largest stockpile of both chemical and biological warfare agents of any nation on the planet, and continues to expand its biological weapons research and development on a scale far larger than any other country. Nguyen Thi Tai, left, []

18:45

How America Goes the Way of Argentina "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How America Goes the Way of Argentina by Bill Bonner Bonner and Partners BERLIN Berlin is not a particularly attractive city at least, not from our hotel room near the famous avenue, Unter den Linden. The buildings...

The post How America Goes the Way of Argentina appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:42

Eleven Sports Ignores UK Football Blackout to Beat Streaming Piracy "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fans in the UK looking for a top-tier football fix on a Saturday afternoon have a simple choice. Go to a football ground and buy a ticket, stream the game online illegally, or dont watch matches at all.

This unusual situation is the product of an agreement back in the 1960s, which saw football bosses take protective action to preserve attendances at live matches. Agreeing that airing matches on TV would negatively affect the size of crowds at games, a blanket broadcasting ban was put in place.

Even today, the various leagues in the UK do not permit matches to be aired live between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on Saturdays, with a few exceptions over the years to accommodate the FA Cup Final. The ban prevents foreign matches from being aired in the UK too, despite most leagues in other EU countries not observing the same restrictions as the UK.

Now, however, a new situation has upset the status quo, with UK-based streaming sports provider Eleven Sports ignoring the decades-old ban by broadcasting games from Spains La Liga into the UK during the blackout period.

On September 29, Eleven Sports ignored the blackout and streamed the game between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao, which kicked off at 3:15pm. Last Saturday, the broadcaster breached the rules once more and according to the company, it will do so again. The aim, it says, is to generate revenue from football fans who would otherwise turn to illegal streams.

We disagree with the ban and will continue to challenge it with the best interest of our customers at heart, the company wrote on Facebook.

The move is supported by Spains top-tier league, La Liga, which says that Elevens actions are pushing the boundaries to challenge illegal services which currently have a monopoly on broadcasts in the UK.

We support Eleven Sports in pushing the envelope in making matches available on Saturday afternoons, said Joris Evers, La Ligas chief communications officer, as cited by Bloomberg.

People are watching football either through piracy or on betting websites anyway, Evers added. Upholding the ban does not make much sense.

The broadcasting ban in the UK is seen by many as both old-fashioned and protectionist. Many fans have zero intention of attending grounds so the convenience of watching games from home is certainly attractive. Its a market opportunity thats exclusively exploited by i...

18:39

Expresidente de Corea del Sur condenado a 15 aos por corrupcin "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

En Corea del Sur los jefes de estado son condenados a menudo a penas de prisin despus de abandonar el poder, sobre todo cuando ocurre una alternancia poltica, en este caso Lee Myung-bak, el expresidente de Corea del Sur, ha sido condenado a 15 aos de crcel por corrupcin siendo el segundo jefe de Estado del pas condenado este ao. Los cuatro expresidentes actualmente vivos fueron todos condenados.

En el poder entre 2008 y 2013, Lee, de 76 aos, fue considerado culpable, en particular, de corrupcin y desviacin de fondos por el tribunal del distrito de Sel, que le aplic una multa de 13.000 millones de won (10 millones de euros).

Teniendo todo en cuenta, un duro castigo es inevitable para el acusado, declar el juez durante la audiencia, transmitida por la televisin.

El expresidente, que lleg a la poltica tras una larga carrera en Hyundai, no estuvo presente en la lectura de la sentencia.

Lee fue acusado en abril de 16 crmenes

El tribunal le reconoci culpable de haber recibido sobornos del grupo Samsung para dar su perdn presidencial a favor del presidente del gigante surcoreano, Lee Kun-hee, que haba sido condenado por evasin fiscal.

El expresidente del rgimen de Corea del Sur se declar sorprendido por las acusaciones, alegando que haba dado un perdn al jefe de Samsung, entonces miembro del Comit Olmpico Internacional (COI), para que pudiera liderar la delegacin que logr llevar a la organizacin de los Juegos Olmpicos de invierno de 2018, que se realizaron en febrero en Pyeongchang.
Samsung asimismo neg las acusaciones.

El expresidente del rgimen de Corea del Sur tambin fue reconocido como el verdadero dueo de DAS, una sociedad de recambios para automviles, que, segn l, perteneca a su hermano. Lee ha desviado 24 mil millones de wones de DAS.

En agosto, la condena por corrupcin y abuso de poder del antiguo presidente Park Geun-hye, alcanzada en 2017 por un escndalo resonante, fue agravada a 25 aos de prisin. Antes de ella, otros dos presidentes, Chun Doo-Hwan y Roh Tae-woo, fueron considerados culpables de traicin y corrupcin en los aos 1990. El antecesor de Lee, Roh Moo-hyun, se suicid cuando estaba detenido por corrupcin.

Noticias que llegan de Corea del Sur tras la Cumbre intercoreana en Pyongyang, en la que el actual presidente surcoreano, Moon Jae-in, y el lder norcoreano, Kim Jong-un, firmaron un acuerdo histrico en favor de la desnuclearizacin de la Pennsula de Corea....

18:39

Trump Pressures Saudi Arabia to Explain What Happened to Missing Journalist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump Saudi Arabia(MEMO)  US President Donald Trump increased pressure on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to provide information about what happened to the missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said he wanted to get the bottom of what he called a very serious situation, Reuters reports. In a fresh clue, a pro-government Turkish daily on Wednesday published preliminary evidence from investigators it []

18:39

Miles W. Mathis Is A Thief "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Miles Mathis is a thief and a con man. Call him out when you see his name mentioned and tell him Dallasgoldbug wants to debate you.

18:37

"Warning: We Are Entering the "Late 2007" Stage For the Financial System" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Warning: We Are Entering the "Late 2007" 
Stage For the Financial System"
by Phoenix Capital

"Its looking more and more like 2007 all over again. Once again, the economy appears  to be roaring as it enters the late stages of a major credit expansion. Once again this late stage credit expansion is entering the inflationary blow off top. And once again, growth sectors of the markets are flashing that big trouble is lurking just beneath the surface. Take a look at homebuilders vs. the S&P500. Does this scream explosive growth to you?
How about copper, the commodity so closely aligned with economic growth than its called Dr. Copper. Does this chart scream roaring growth underway?

18:35

Eric Holder: When they go low, we kick em The New Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder said he disagrees with Michelle Obamas high-minded slogan: When they go low, we go high.

When they go low, we kick em, the 67-year-old former Obama Administration AG declared during a campaign swing in McDonough Ga., on Sunday. Thats what the new Democratic Party is about Were going to fight for the ideals of the Democratic Party.

By Tamar Lapin
New York Post

Several minutes later into his speech, Holder clarified hes not suggesting Democrats actually exchange blows to counteract Republican attacks.

When I say we, you know, We kick em, I dont mean we do anything inappropriate. We dont do anything illegal, said Holder, who is reportedly considering a run for president.

But we got to be tough, and we have to fight for the very things that [civil rights leaders] John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Whitney Young you know, all those folks gave to us.

Holder who was was campaigning for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams said this was the start of a new Democratic party that needed to be as tough, dedicated and committed as Republicans.

President Trump called Holders comments a disgrace in a Wednesday night Fox News phone interview.

When I hear Holder making a statement like he did today, I think its a disgrace, Trump said.

The former Obama administration officials comments surfaced just after Hillary Clinton said Democrats cant afford to be civil with Republicans if they want to regain power.

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18:34

Patch Tuesday, October 2018 Edition "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft this week released software updates to fix roughly 50 security problems with various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including one flaw that is already being exploited and another for which exploit code is publicly available.

The zero-day bug CVE-2018-8453 affects Windows versions 7, 8.1, 10 and Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019. According to security firm Ivanti, an attacker first needs to log into the operating system, but then can exploit this vulnerability to gain administrator privileges.

Another vulnerability patched on Tuesday CVE-2018-8423 was publicly disclosed last month along with sample exploit code. This flaw involves a component shipped on all Windows machines and used by a number of programs, and could be exploited by getting a user to open a specially-crafted file such as a booby-trapped Microsoft Office document.

KrebsOnSecurity has frequently suggested that Windows users wait a day or two after Microsoft releases monthly security updates before installing the fixes, with the rational that occasionally buggy patches can cause serious headaches for users who install them before all the kinks are worked out.

This month, Microsoft briefly paused updates for Windows 10 users after many users reported losing all of the files in their My Documents folder. The worst part? Rolling back to previous saved versions of Windows prior to the update did not restore the files.

Microsoft appears to have since fixed the issue, but these kinds of incidents illustrate the value of not only waiting a day or two to install updates but also manually backing up your data prior to installing patches (i.e., not just simply counting on Microsofts System Restore feature to save the day should things go haywire).

Mercifully, Adobe has spared us an update this month for its Flash Player software, although it has shipped a non-security update for Flash.

For more on this months Patch Tuesday batch, check out posts from Ivanti and Qu...

18:34

Civilian Deaths Spike From US-led Airstrikes in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Afghan Civilian Deaths Spike in US Airstrikes UN reports over 8,000 casualties so far in 2018 Jason Ditz Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government []

18:33

How Hungary and Ukraine fell out over a passport scandal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Ukraines border region of Zakarpattya is home to the countrys Hungarian community and is now the centre of a diplomatic row. RU

In the school building in Palad-Komarovtsy. Photo courtesy of the author. All rights reserved.For several weeks now, Ukraine and Hungary have been mired in a diplomatic row. At its centre lies the region of Zakarpattya in western Ukraine, which was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

The row has been triggered by Hungary issuing identity cards to ethnic Hungarians who live in the region. In return, Kyiv accuses its neighbour of a lack of respect for its laws, while Budapest complains that Ukraine is infringing the rights of the ethnic Hungarian minority, who make up 12% of Zakarpattyas population.

Secret citizenship

The first time I crossed the border with both ID cards, I got scared and hid my Hungarian one in my underpants, admits Vasilii (not his real name), a builder from the village of Tisobiken.

This village is located in the Vinogradsk district of Ukraines Zakarpattya region, right on its border with Hungary. Vasilii was born there 35 years ago, and his family have lived in Tisobiken for generations. His father is an ethnic Hungarian, his mother a Ukrainian from the Odessa area. Vasilii looks older than his years: he has bald patches on his skull, the skin around his sad eyes is wrinkled and his beard is flecked with grey.

Vasilii hasnt been back much to the village since he got Hungarian citizenship; he spends most of his time working in Hungary. Over the last few years he has become used to crossing back and forth across the border and no longer hides his ID going through the checkpoints he keeps both cards in a shoulder bag.

Yesterday, a Hungarian border guard opened my bag and saw I had two ID cards in it, Vasil...

18:33

Future of work round table: stopping the race to the bottom in the world of work "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

A lack of labour rights is, for many countries, a serious competitive advantage. What needs to happen in business, politics and organising to stop this race to the bottom?

Artwork by Carys Boughton. All rights reserved.

Introduction
Joint statement from the Ford Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Sage Fund
1. How has the nature of work changed in recent years, and how has that impacted workers?
2. Are existing strategies to promote ethical i...

18:31

Australian governments absurdly inflated claim of 45 jobs for proposed nuclear waste dump "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jobs not sustainable  JIM GREEN Friends of the Earth Australia, Eyre Peninsula Tribune, 10 Oct 18 
The federal government claims that 45 jobs will be created at its proposed national radioactive waste facility in Kimba or the Flinders Ranges.

The government further claims that its jobs estimate has been tested against comparable overseas facilities.
But such comparisons prove that the governments jobs estimate is grossly inflated. The CSA radioactive waste facility in France processes 73 cubic metres (m3) per employee per year. The El Cabril radioactive waste facility in Spain processes 10 cubic metres (m3) per employee per year.


Yet the Australian government estimates productivity of just 1 m3 per employee per year. The government evidently has a dim view of the productivity of Australian workers, or, more likely, its jobs estimate is grossly inflated.
If we assume that Australia matched the lowest of the figures given above 10 m3 per employee per year at El Cabril in Spain then the staff at an Australian facility would be processing waste for just one month each year.
The government might be willing to pay 45 staff to do nothing for 11 months each year, but its not a sustainable situation. The Department of Finance wouldnt tolerate it. Staffing would be dramatically culled.
Almost certainly, a future government would revert to the plan pursued by previous governments: keeping the waste facility closed most of the time, and opening it occasionally for waste disposal and storage.  https://www.eyretribune.com.au/story/5693747/letters-to-the-editor/

18:30

Summers Lease by John Mortimer (1989) #4/4 John Gielgud, Susan Fleetwood,Michael Pennington,Dennis Lill, Jeremy Kemp,Annette Crosbie,Rosemary Leach, "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Based on John Mortimers novel which was predominantly set in Tuscany

When Molly Pargeter rents a villa in the Italian Tuscan hills, what should be a carefree holiday isnt quite as expected. Her raffish father finagles his way along for the ride, her priggish husband is sending secret postcards to his mistress, and when Molly finds a cryptic note hidden in the villa, she begins to question the whereabouts and well-being of the villas owners. Nothing is quite what it seems amongst the locals and ex-pats and then a body is found. It has atmosphere, landscapes, art, history, politics, intrigue, character development, a sympathetic protagonist, comedy, pathos, tragedy what more could you want? Its a regular little Tuscan antipasto of a mystery story! Well-filmed, well-acted, delightful.

18:30

What the IPCC Report says about nuclear power "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 Nuclear energy can increase the risks of proliferation (SDG 16), have negative environmental effects (e.g., for water use, SDG 6), and have mixed effects for human health when replacing fossil fuels (SDGs 7 and 3) (see Table 5.2)   (CH 5 p 23) )  http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_chapter5.pdf
Nuclear power increases its share in most 1.5C pathways by 2050, but in some pathways both the absolute capacity and share of power from nuclear generators declines (Table 2.15). There are large differences in nuclear power between models and across pathways (Kim et al., 2014; Rogelj et al., 2018). One of the reasons for this variation is that the future deployment of nuclear can be constrained by societal preferences assumed in narratives underlying the pathways (ONeill et al., 2017; van Vuuren et al., 2017b). Some 1.5C pathways no longer see a role for nuclear fission by the end of the century, while others project over 200 EJ yr1 of nuclear power in 2100 (Figure 2.15).   CH 2
  Chapter 5 Table 5.3    In spite of the industrys overall safety track record, a non-negligible risk for accidents in nuclear power plants and waste treatment facilities remains. The long-term storage of nuclear waste is a politically fraught subject, with no large-scale long-term storage operational worldwide. Negative impacts from upsteam uranium mining and milling are comparable to those of coal, hence replacing fossil fuel combustion by nuclear power would be neutral in that aspect. Increased occurrence of childhood leukaemia in populations living within 5 km of nuclear power plants was identified by some studies, even though a direct causal relation to ionizing radiation could not be established and other studies could not confirm any correlation (low evidence/agreement in this issue).   Table 5.3  http://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_chapter5_table5_3.pd

18:30

Do you pass the Israel test? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Do you pass the Israel test? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:29

Abrupt Climate Change Will Rapidly Blow Past 1.5C and 2C "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 Paul Beckwith, -10 Oct 18  As I filmed today, yet another massive hurricane has just come ashore in Floridas panhandle. Hurricane Michael, at 155 mph (1 mph shy of Cat. 5) appeared almost out of nowhere and strengthened rapidly in the way too-warm Gulf of Mexico. This video is not just on this storm, but primarily on the human/media/global storm that has arisen with the release of the IPCC 1.5C report on our present state of  the climate system, and whether or not we can keep global temperature rise to 1.5C or even to 2C.

 

18:27

Someone Did the Math Behind Lebanese Governments Formation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Benjamin Redd, Journalist at the Daily Star, tweeted yesterday an interesting excel sheet showcasing the amount of times it took the past eight prime ministers to form their governments, the number of days from designation to formation, the numbers of days from formation to confidence or resignation and other insightful numbers.

As of today, its been 140 days since Hariri was designated to form a government, which is the third longest period weve spent in the past 10 years. The longest was 329 days with PM Tammam Salam.

If we sum up all the days spent without a government from 2005 till today, they amount to 882 days, which is almost 2 years and a half.

You can check out the original tweet [here].

18:27

Why Hysteria Over the Italian Budget Is Wrong-Headed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A critique of the bad-model-induced fear-mongering over Italy's proposed budget deficits

18:26

Why the Barbaric Murder of Jamal Khashoggi Is a Global Issue "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jamal Khashoggi(MEE Opinion)  I wasnt planning to write about the barbaric murder of my friend, Jamal Khashoggi. We were supposed to be sharing a panel at a conference two weeks from now. The Saudi journalist, who disappeared a week ago while inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has been executed by a Saudi hit squad with Islamic State-like barbarity. Some may think []

18:24

Jamal Khashoggis disappearance will haunt the Saudi government "IndyWatch Feed War"

The disappearance and reported killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will have many victims, starting with his family and his fiancee. But unless the Saudi government speaks and acts quickly and honestly about this terrible event, its own reputation will incur irreparable damage.

Since the emergence of the current government under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, critics (including Khashoggi) have argued that its central characteristic and greatest flaw was despotism: one-man rule by the young crown prince. To this critique were added descriptions of his impulsiveness, inexperience and repression of any criticism of his approach to modernization.

By Elliott Abrams
The Washington Post

(L) Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, (R) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Defenders of the new regime (including me) have argued in essence that MBS, as the crown prince is known, is in the traditional and positive sense of the term an enlightened despot. Though he was an absolute ruler, in this reading, he was one who used his power rationally to bring economic and social reforms, modernize his country and address the many developmental problems that hamper Saudi Arabia despite its wealth. He appears, for example, to have reined in the ultra-conservative clergy, has begun to improve the status and role of women, and has adopted plans aimed at creating a productive economy not dependent solely on oil production.

There has been no political reform. Internal critics have been harshly repressed, including women who urged a faster pace of change. Even this could be explained within the enlightened-despot model. The defense was that the modernization steps MBS is undertaking are radical and face many internal enemies, so gauging the right pace of change is a delicate and fateful decision. He must keep it in his hands and cannot permit public pressure either to...

18:18

Saudi crown prince ordered operation against missing journalist: report "IndyWatch Feed War"

(L) Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, (R) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Saudi Arabias crown prince and de facto ruler allegedly ordered an operation targeting journalist and United States (US) resident Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for more than a week, The Washington Post reported Wednesday citing US intelligence intercepts.

Khashoggi a US resident and one of the more outspoken critics of the regime of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Turkish officials suspect he was murdered.

The Post, a newspaper to which Khashoggi contributed, cited unnamed US officials as saying that Saudi officials had been heard discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi from the US state of Virginia, where he resided, and detain him.

The paper quoted several of Khashoggis friends as saying that senior Saudi officials had approached him offering protection, or even a high-level government job, if he returned home but that Khashoggi was sceptical of the offers.

US State Department Deputy Spokesman Robert Palladino earlier insisted that the US had no forewarning of any concrete threat to Khashoggi.

Although I cant go into intelligence matters, I can definitively say that we had no knowledge in advance of Mr Khashoggis disappearance, Palladino told reporters.

The case has sparked outrage from human rights and journalism groups and threatens to harm ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States, which has demanded answers from the kingdom over the disappearance.

AFP and Dawn

https://www.dawn.com/news/1438312/saudi-crown-prince-ordered-operation-against-missing-journalist-report

18:18

Steinmeier in Athens to hear about War Reparations even if Berlin rejects claims "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Athens on Wednesday with his luggage full of  nicely ironed and folded Neins. Steinmeier is considered to be a friend of Greece but when it comes to WWII reparations by the Nazis Berlin has a clear and steady position. Hours before the German president boarded on the plane to

The post Steinmeier in Athens to hear about War Reparations even if Berlin rejects claims appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

18:17

Alfa Telecom to Ship 460 Tons of e-Waste to Sweden "IndyWatch Feed World"

As of 2017, over 47 million tons of e-waste were generated and the numbers are rising annually by 4%. Unfortunately, only 20% of e-waste is subject to recycling and 80% are dumped in landfills or burned, knowing that e-waste accounts for nearly 70% of toxic waste.

Telecom companies are always upgrading their network components and servers and for that sake, Alfa has decided to package all retired equipment and ship them to Sweden for recycling. The 35 containers that will be shipped will amount to over 460 tons of e-waste.

18:16

Vitrification of nuclear waste the glass corrodes, melts, long before the radioactive trash is safe "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What causes nuclear waste glass to dissolve? Phys Org,   University of Houston  October 10th, 2018
Immobilizing nuclear waste in glass logsa process known as vitrificationis currently used in the United States to safeguard waste from sites associated with defense activities. Some other countries also use the process to capture waste from nuclear power plants.

Researchers know, however, that the glass can begin to dissolve after a long period of time, and the durability of these glass logs remains an active area of research.

Researchers from the University of Houston, the Department of Energys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Pittsburgh are working on one of the most pressing issueswhat causes the glass to begin to deteriorate relatively quickly at some point, potentially releasing radioactive waste at levels exceeding regulatory thresholds?.We have long observed from laboratory studies that zeolite formation in glass corrosion tests resulted in an increase in the glass corrosion rate, said Neeway, a researcher at PNNL.  
Zeolite P, the zeolite that forms from the glass, is affected by temperatureRimer said researchers synthesize it in the lab at 100 Cbut they dont yet know how crystallization proceeds at lower temperatures and they dont have methods to deter its formation. But controlling temperatures in the geologic formations designated as nuclear waste repositories is not necessarily practical, thus researchers are looking for other factors that might affect crystal growth, including components of the glass....

18:15

Kavanaughs Calendar "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Christopher Weynant 03102018

Weynant wrote:

Poor Brett. September didnt shape up the way he had hoped. After a good cry, tantrum and 923rd viewing of Risky Business, hell be back to feeling like his old, entitled self.

Plus another victory lap with Trump.

christopher_weynant_05102018

18:15

55677 Sealed Indictments - Tactical Situation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

 


This just landed and it provides a careful outline of the ongoing purge of the DOJ and the FBI which must happen before we actually unseal those indictments.

The precise role of Mueller is also better understood.

Sessions task has been to step by step clean house with the direct assistance of the IG.  The big step was the Supreme Court.

I want to share something here.  Obvious Military targets are likely already dealt with and that took place last November.  That certainly included McCain, Soros and the Clintons as enemy combatants.  Many others may well need an executive order now that control of the Supreme Court is in place.  Does Treason make you an enemy combatant?


Oct 9 2018

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We understand that there is extreme fatigue and frustration re: the wheels of justice [slow]
 Exclude emotion and personal desire, instead use logic and critical thinking based on situational awareness [undo a lifetime of evil & corruption [infestation]...

18:15

Max Igan 5G And The Internet Of Everything Is EVERYTHING THEY WANT! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Max Igan 5G And The Internet Of Everything Is EVERYTHING THEY WANT! Video We Are Change In this video, we give you the latest breaking news on 5g, the internet of all things, the smart grid and smart...

The post Max Igan 5G And The Internet Of Everything Is EVERYTHING THEY WANT! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:13

Historic victory for climate litigators "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Historic victory for climate litigators

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18:13

Publisher Drops Tronc Name, Reverts to Tribune Publishing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Publisher drops Tronc name, reverts to Tribune Publishing

The US newspaper group known as Tronc announced Thursday it was reverting back to its old name Tribune Publishing, two years after a rebranding effort that drew widespread derision.

The publisher of the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and other newspapers gave no reason for the change, but the name Tronca moniker which stood for Tribune Online Contentwas ridiculed both within and outside the news industry.

[...] In July, the company announced it would be cutting half the newsroom staff at the Daily News, the iconic New York tabloid.

Tronc sold its best-known newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, to biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong in June. Some reports said it has been in talks with another newspaper chain, McClatchy, owner of the Miami Herald, Kansas City Star and others.


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18:12

How to take your daily Sami and Jacinta medicine - Article by Sally Pepper "IndyWatch Feed World"

The ABC has prescribed a daily dose of banal banter, pedestrian topics and a tedious focus on the personality and life of one of the co-hosts in Melbourne's breakfast radio program on Radio Melbourne otherwise known as "774". I speak of the Sami and Jacinta morning breakfast radio show which replaced the much loved, mellow, whimsical, companionable Red Symons who hosted the show for 15 years until a sudden unexplained axing late last year.


Apparently the Red Symons show was not good for us as we liked it too much and, furthermore, we who liked it are too old to matter. The program was suddenly snatched from the ears of Melbourne's early risers and replaced with something that jars and bores.

According to a recent article in The Age (October 6, 2018), the people who have chosen not to tune in any more, but to turn over and get some more sleep are actually racist, because Sami hails from Pakistan. Furthermore, they are sexist, because Jacinta, along with about 50% of the population, is female.

The author of the above-mentioned article, entitled, "Melbourne should be ashamed it took so long to accept Jacinta and Sami," pointed out that Melbourne audiences are just not giving the duo a chance! I was really worried when I read all this because my inclination also is to turn the radio off as soon as I realise I have entered Sami and Jacinta territory. My digital radio cannot pick up the other ABC.

But this morning I really tried to take my medicine. I couldn't swallow it whole, so I decided to turn the volume right down and listen from about 5 minutes before the hour, in the run-up to the news. I found I could tolerate it at very low volume in this micro-dose, then get my "news" fix. Tomorrow I might try turning it on at 10 minutes before the hour, but keep it at the same volume. On subsequent mornings I would gradually increase the volume and the exposure as much as I can tolerate, until I love and adore Sami and Jacinta. I will be able to say that I take my medicine every morning and that, hallelujah, I am not a racist nor am I sexist!! Yippee. Try it folks and you too will be saved from the ignominy and shame of being a sexist racist. You will be able to hold your head high and say, "I did it! I made the transition," and "I have no further Red Symons withdrawal symptoms. I am healed."

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18:11

Erdogan says Turkey-U.S. deal on Syrias Manbij not dead U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The deal between Turkey and the United States regarding the northern Syrian town of Manbij is delayed but not completely dead, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet newspaper on Thursday.

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (R) and General Hulusi Akar

Turkey and the United States reached a deal in May over Manbij after months of disagreement. Under the deal, the Kurdish YPG militia would withdraw from Manbij and Turkish and U.S. forces would maintain security and stability around the town.

Erdogan told reporters on Tuesday during his flight back from a visit to Hungary that the implementation of the deal had been delayed.

There is a delay but (the deal) is not completely dead. U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mattis say they will take concrete steps, Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet.

The NATO allies have been carrying out coordinated but independent patrols in the region as part of the deal.

On Tuesday, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted by state-run Anadolu news agency as saying that joint training of U.S. and Turkish soldiers for patrols in Manbij had begun.

Washingtons support for the YPG militia in the fight against the Islamic State group has infuriated Ankara, which sees the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The PKK, considered a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey, has waged a three-decade insurgency in Turkeys mainly Kurdish southeast.

Ankara fears advances by the YPG in Syria will embolden Kurdish militants at home.

Relations between Turkey and the United States were further strained over the past few months by the trial of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson in Turkey on terrorism charges, which he denies.

Asked about Brunsons trial, Erdogan said he was not in a position to interfere with the judiciary.

Whatever the judiciary decides on, I have to abide by that decision. Those who are involved with this also need to abide by the judiciarys decision, Erdogan was quoted as saying by Hurriyet.

The next session in Brunsons trial will be held on Friday. The trial sparked a row between Ankara and Washington that helped send the lira down around 40 percent against the dollar this year.

Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen; Editing by Paul Tait

Reuters

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18:09

Fossil fuel bosses 'plot divestment blowback' "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Fossil fuel bosses 'plot divestment blowback'

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18:06

Hurricane Michael Roars Through Florida and Georgia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Truthdig update: The Associated Press and other news outlets were reporting early Tuesday that an 11-year-old girl was killed when the hurricane toppled a tree onto a home in Georgia. Earlier, a man was reported killed by a falling tree in Floridas panhandle.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. Hurricane Michaels battering waves swamped streets and docks and shrieking winds splintered trees and rooftops. The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Floridas Panhandle left wide destruction and at least one person dead and wasnt nearly finished Thursday as it crossed Georgia toward the Carolinas, still reeling from epic flooding in Hurricane Florence.

Authorities said at least one person has died, a man killed by a tree falling on a Panhandle home. Search and rescue crews were expected to escalate efforts to reach hardest-hit areas and check for anyone trapped or injured in the storm debris.

A day after the supercharged storm crashed ashore amid white sand beaches, fishing towns and military bases, Michael was no longer a Category 4 monster packing 155 mph (250 kph) winds. Downgraded to a tropical storm early Thursday over south-central Georgia, it continued to weaken but was still menacing the Southeast with heavy rains, blustery winds and possible spinoff tornadoes.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the eye of Michael was about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south-southwest of Macon in central Georgia at 12:00 a.m. Thursday. The storm had top sustained winds of 70 mph (112 kph) and was moving to the northeast at 17 mph (27 kph).

After daylight Thursday residents of north Florida would just be beginning to take stock of the enormity of the disaster.

Damage in Panama City near where Michael came ashore Wednesday afternoon was so extensive that broken and uprooted trees and downed power lines lay nearly everywhere. Roofs were peeled away, sent airborne, and homes were split open by fallen trees. Twisted street signs lay on the ground. Palm trees whipped wildly in the winds. More than 380,000 homes and businesses were without power at the height of the storm.

Vance Beu, 29, was staying with his mother at her home, Spring Gate Apartments, a complex of single-story wood frame buildings where they piled up mattresses around themselves for protection. A pine tree punched a hole in their roof and his ears even popped when the barometric pressure went lower. The roar of the winds, he said, sounded like a jet engine.

It was terrifying, honestly. There was a lot of noise. We thought the windows were going to break at any time, Beu said.

Sally Crown rode out Michael on the Florida Panhandle thinking at first that the worst damage was the many trees downed in her yard. But after the storm passed, she emerged to check on the cafe she manages and...

18:05

Poor countries urge Australia to honour Green Climate Fund commitments "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

 UN group responds to Scott Morrisons statement that Australia wont be throwing money into fund, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/10/poor-countries-urge-australia-to-honour-green-climate-fund-commitmentsGraham Readfearn  An official United Nations grouping of 47 of the worlds poorest countries has urged Australia to honour its international commitments after the prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the country would not be throwing money into a key international climate change fund.Australia has previously pledged $200m to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), set up through the UNs climate convention to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of climate change and cut their own greenhouse gas emissions.

But on Monday, in the hours before a major climate report was released,...

18:04

Food waste and circular economies "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Food waste and circular economies

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18:04

How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.

By 

Foreign Policy | October 10, 2018, 8:56 AM

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini during a meeting at the European Union Headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Apparently, one of the top leaders of a corrupt dictatorship responsible for sowing chaos, death, and destruction can also be an absolutely lovely man. At least U.S. President Donald Trump seems to think so, having uttered all of these words in reference to President Hassan Rouhanis Iran in the course of a single day at last months United Nations General Assembly in New York.

This pairing of criticism and compliments is a paradox with a purpose. Trump is not content with having discarded the Iran nuclear deal inked in 2015 by his predecessor; he wants to negotiate a better one.

Trump is not content with having discarded the Iran nuclear deal inked in 2015 by his predecessor; he wants to negotiate a better one.

And in echoes of his policy toward North Korea, he intends to squeeze Iran as hard as possible until it agrees to come to the table.

It is a simple strategy, but not without significant risks. The clearest is that rather than or prior to knuckling under, Iran will escalate by ramping up its nuclear activities and provoking a crisis. Taking a page from North Koreas playbook, Tehran may calculate that the United States will feel pressure to pay simply for a return to the status quo ante.

A less alarming but perhaps likelier risk is that Tehran will simply hold out, seeking merely to endure for a time rather than bargaining to relieve crushing economic pressure, as authoritaria...

18:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

In case you ever thought, even for a second, that Nikki Haley isn't completely full of shit, you can always refer to her own words. Then consider that she also called Jared Kushner a "hidden genius." Yeah that genius is hidden alright, just as much as her own.

18:00

Cool girl activism and why Ill no longer stand with groups that include the SWP "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

CW: rape, PTSD, social exclusion We all go through our cool girl stage. When youre young, a rejection of the societal image of femininity others you. It feels like a rejection of other women. Not like other girls is a natural refuge. My first year of FE college I was the absolute queen of it.

18:00

Tech Thursday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:00

Why cant an exorcism be stopped after its been started? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"





This came in from Quora and provides advanced insight.  I had come to understand that so called possession to be somewhat less than a so called demon.  Bad spirits will do nicely.  This item goes well beyond that elementary observation.
 
The take home is that the presence of spirit oddities can be addressed successfully by applying intent and also mobilizing the host's intent as well.  This can and has been beneficial. The problem is when you are dealing with a truly powerful entity and this approach is insufficient.  We lack methodology.
 
Fortunately most are amateurs and can safely tackle low level phenomena.  This will sort out the larger threats for referral
 
We have learned that the spirit community has an evolved hierarchy toward the two poles of  possible behavior.  This is what the spirit is judged on and this is natural because like attracts like to form communities. The two extremes are Demon and Archangel



Why cant an exorcism be stopped after its been started?

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 That is an untrue statement. You can stop an exorcism at any time for any reason. This is especially important if the exorcised individual is being injured or appears to be go...

18:00

Design will kill marketing, says Ikeas former design chief "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marcus Engman is leaving Ikea to run a consultancy that convinces companies to spend their marketing budget on what matters: design.

For the past six years, Marcus Engman has successfully made Ikea weird.

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18:00

Leaked Google Memo: 'American Tradition' Of Free Speech Must Be Abandoned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Leaked Memo Reveals Google Labeled Trumps As 'Conspiracy Theorist' and Plans to Abandon the 'American Tradition' of Free Speech

by Daniel Newton

According to a leaked internal briefing by tech giant Google named The Good Censor," the search engine and other platforms must abandon their commitment to the American tradition in order to advance global expansion and keep advertisers happy.

The leaked briefing can be read in full below.


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18:00

Scrutinising the media: Fake news, censorship, and war "IndyWatch Feed War"

This coming event couldnt be more relevant right now or closer to our own primary area of concern, and as an added bonus Piers Robinson, one of our much-esteemed contributing authors, will be speaking there so go along if you can. Visit the website HERE Sun 4 November 2018 13:00 17:00 GMT This event will engage the public in discussion and debate about journalistic objectivity in traditional and social media. The aim is to raise public awareness of the techniques used by the media in order to condition public opinion, particularly with respect to war, so that citizens might make better informed judgments about the news they consume. The event will be centred on the topical concept of fake news and will explore how that concept is being used to legitimise censorship. Attention will be drawn to the online censorship campaign currently being waged by Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia. The medias role in legitimising US/UK military intervention in Syria will be explored, as will attempts by mainstream news sources to close down

18:00

The Pentagon is building technology that would allow troops to control machines with their minds "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 

 

 Of course they are.  This is leading edge as possible, however remote in reality. Still early days however they likely think otherwise.

Hitting an on off switch is better done the old fashioned way.  What this really needs is a killer app.

Imagining one is the real challenge.  How about passive muscle stimulation?  That is useful and needs close monitoring in order to optimize.  Extending senses would also be welcome.  How about seeing around corners?  That has real military application.

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The Pentagon is building technology that would allow troops to control machines with their minds

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18:00

Have Balloons and Ice Broken the Standard Model? - Issue 65: In Plain Sight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


For something called the Standard Model, the foundational theory of particle physics is confronting a lengthy list of non-standard data. Neutrino oscillations, dark matter and energy, the imbalance between matter and anti-matter, quantum gravitytheres a growing list of natural phenomena that dont seem to fit.

Now there might be a new entry. Two years ago, a balloon-born experiment floating high above the Antarctic ice looking for neutrinos saw something unusual: particle signatures traveling up out of the Earth at angles suggesting that theyd passed through 5000 kilometers of rock. The particles had energies that were high enough for the Standard Model to prohibit that kind of careless disregard for matter.

The data gave rise to a series of speculations. Some, like decaying dark matter inside the Earth, or a new form of neutrino, represented new physics beyond the Standard Model. Others were more mundane: The signals could have resulted, for example, from some unconsidered physics that made a regular, downward-going neutrino look as if it were traveling up.

Then, two weeks ago, a team of physicists from the University of Pennsylvania pointed out that the two ANITA detections, plus three unusual neutrino detections at a completely different experimentcalled IceCube, also
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So Can We Terraform Mars or Not? - Issue 65: In Plain Sight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


It seemed inevitable that Elon Musk would eventually get into a Twitter war over whether Mars can be terraformed. When youre on Twitter, he told Businessweek in July, youre in meme war land. And so essentially if you attack me, he said, it is therefore okay for me to attack back.

Musk, the CEO and lead designer of SpaceX, wants to make life multiplanetary, starting with Mars. The red planet is relatively close to the Earth and once harbored surface seas and rivers, and it still has ice and a subsurface lake. Its weather is surprisingly workable, too. Mars surface temperature range (285 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit) isnt too far off from Earths (126 to 138 degrees Fahrenheit). The problem is Mars atmosphere now has 0.006 bar of pressure, where one bar is the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level on Earth. Not only does this mean that dangerous levels of radiation reach the surfaced unchecked, but humans need at least 0.063 bar to keep our bodily liquids from boiling (this is called the Armstrong limit).

Enter terraformingchanging a planets climate, topography, or ecology to be more suitable for life. If we could boost the pressure of Mars atmosphere just
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Why Futurism Has a Cultural Blindspot - Issue 65: In Plain Sight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


In early 1999, during the halftime of a University of Washington basketball game, a time capsule from 1927 was opened. Among the contents of this portal to the past were some yellowing newspapers, a Mercury dime, a student handbook, and a building permit. The crowd promptly erupted into boos. One student declared the items dumb.

Such disappointment in time capsules seems to run endemic, suggests William E. Jarvis in his book Time Capsules: A Cultural History. A headline from The Onion, he notes, sums it up: Newly unearthed time capsule just full of useless old crap. Time capsules, after all, exude a kind of pathos: They show us that the future was not quite as advanced as we thought it would be, nor did it come as quickly. The past, meanwhile, turns out to not be as radically distinct as we thought.

In his book Predicting the Future, Nicholas Rescher writes that we incline to view the future through a telescope, as it were, thereby magnifying and bringing nearer what we can manage to see. So too do we view the past through the other end of the telescope, making things look farther away than they actually were, or losing
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Why the Kavanaugh Smears Validate Trumpian Politics "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




The bottom line is simple.  If character assassination is the new standard then you hire a character.

In fact the strategy has been stunningly successful.  The political scene has become robustly noisy and no slur will ever go unchallenged.  

Good men and women will still come out but gratuitous retreats in the face of slander has ended..


Why the Kavanaugh Smears Validate Trumpian Politics
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17:59

October 10 Energy News geoharvey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Opinion: Why You Have (Probably) Already Bought Your Last Car You may be scoffing in disbelief at this articles title, but bear with me. A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in under 20 years we will all have stopped owning cars, and the internal combustion engine will have been consigned to []

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17:59

New wind farm developments bring jobs to Victoria RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Two new wind farm developments supported by the Andrews Labor Governments Victorian Renewable Energy Targets (VRET) reverse auction are delivering new industries and jobs for Geelong. The post New wind farm developments bring jobs to Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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17:58

ExxonMobil climate denial funding seeps into the UK "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

ExxonMobil climate denial funding seeps into the UK

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17:58

AEMOs Zibelman: Transition out of coal does not mean lights going out RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

AEMOs Zibelman says exiting coal fired generation does not mean the lights going out. The post AEMOs Zibelman: Transition out of coal does not mean lights going out appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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17:57

Georgia Florida Hurricane Michael threatens nuclear power plants "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Hurricane Michael On Path of Several Nuclear Reactors, Latest Maps, Charts, Live Data, Flooding

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Nearly 3,000 Georgia Power personnel ready to respond to Hurricane Michael

Company reminds customers to stay informed and safe during and after storm  Ciston PR Newswire ATLANTAOct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ As Hurricane Michael impacts the Gulf Coast, Georgia Power is ready to respond to power outages as quickly and safely as possible with nearly 3,000 personnel from the company and assisting utilities. Crews are continuing to mobilize from unaffected areas across Georgia over the next 24 hours and are strategically positioning throughout the state ready to re-enter central and south Georgia, and other areas, as Hurricane Michael subsides.

Damage assessment teams will be the first to enter affected areas and will relay critical field information so restoration teams can be dispatched as safely and efficiently as possible. Additional resources are available as part of the Southern Company system, which includes multiple electric and gas companies serving more than 9 million customers.https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nearly-3-000-georgia-power-personnel-ready-to-respond-to-hurricane-michael-300729092.html

17:53

Nuclear power plants in the path of Hurricane Michael "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

BREAKING-NUCLEAR PLANT-CAT5 HURRICANE MICHAEL-HISTORY BOOKS!

Hurricane Michael enters Georgia, 65,000 customers without power, Ciston PR Newswire
Extensive damage and extended power outages in South Georgia expected to continue over next 24 hours due to high winds and falling trees 

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Georgia Power ATLANTAOct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ Hurricane Michael arrived in Georgia this evening and is impacting service to Georgia Power customers. The company is prepared to respond with approximately 3,900 personnel from the company, other Southern Company operating companies and assisting utilities ready to restore power as quickly and safely as possible following the storm. All of Georgia Powers resources are being held and dedicated to storm restoration efforts in the state following Hurricane Michael.

Georgia Power expects damage due to high winds, heavy rain and fallen trees. Once the storm passes, the company must wait until conditions are safe for damage assessment teams to enter the impacted zones and begin the restoration process, followed by repair crews, which could take several days, depending on the amount of damage and safe access to the area. As weather conditions improve, restoration efforts will accelerate, but it could take an extended period of time for all customers to be restored.

As of 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, there are more than 65,000 customers without power in Georgia htt...

17:49

Kenya Kajiadoo residents angry over elephant damage "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

KBC (Kenya)

 

Residents of Kajiado Central are up in arms against increased
human-wildlife conflicts that have continued to wreak havoc in the region.

The residents drawn from Maparasha, Osilalei and Emotoroki villages on
Monday blocked the busy Nairobi- Namanga highway at Il Bissil town to
protest against rampant attacks from elephants.

The agitated residents complained that the about 30 elephants have
destroyed boreholes and invaded their homes and farms and they were now
living in fear.

Learning activities have also been affected as children can no longer go to
school early for fear of being attacked by the marauding jumbos.

Pupils have been forced to report to school at 10 am and leave as early as
3 pm to avert attacks and this will affect their performance, a resident
said.

Joseph Risa, a resident of Maparasha, said the animals have caused untold
mayhem in the area.

He said they were fed up with frequent attacks from the wild animals and
threatened that they would kill any wild animals straying into their farms
to push the government to act.

Risa accused Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) of laxity in their work claiming
that they had failed to protect them and their property from attacks.

These elephants have continued to attack us and destroy our property. They
have destroyed our crops and boreholes and we are now living in fear. We
are fed up and KWS must act now and come and take away their animals or
else we will be forced to kill them, said Risa

Another resident, Jenifer Nasinkoi, said they were afraid of contracting
water-borne diseases as the jumbos had destroyed more than five boreholes
in the area thus contaminating domestic water.

She called on KWS to act fast and relocate the animals before more damage
was done and offer compensation for the losses they had incurred.

KWS Senior County Warden Muteru Njauni acknowledged that cases of
human-wildlife conflict had risen in the area as a result of the drought as
the animals change their migration patterns in search of water and pastures.

He revealed that KWS was planning to relocate the elephants out of the area
to Tsavo-East national park so as to minimize the conflict and urged the
residents to remain calm.

Njauni urged residents not to take the law into their hands and report any
a...

17:48

Reed Exhibitions Australia announces launch of Energy Efficiency Expo 2019 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Reed Exhibitions Australia has recently announced the launch of Energy Efficiency Expo 2019, a new trade exhibition and conference addressing energy productivity and affordability, in partnership with the peak industry body, the Energy Efficiency Council.

17:45

Rod Rosenstein Refuses to Turn Over Subpoenaed Memos Backs Out of Thursdays Congressional Hearing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Rod Rosenstein Refuses to Turn Over Subpoenaed Memos Backs Out of Thursdays Congressional Hearing by Jim Hoft The Gateway Pundit As we reported earlier today Rod Rosenstein is one of the most conflicted and corrupt officials in US...

The post Rod Rosenstein Refuses to Turn Over Subpoenaed Memos Backs Out of Thursdays Congressional Hearing appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:40

If Native Americans Can't Vote, Can Heitkamp Win? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit covers a swath of the heartland, including the states of Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and both Dakotas. It has eleven circuit judges and an additional seven judges who hear cases despite having already taken senior status. Of these eighteen judges, only one was appointed by a Democratic president. Given that, it doesnt really matter which three judges you draw to hear your case, theres a guarantee that at least two of them are friendlier to the Republican Party than to the Democrats. So, it was wasnt shocking when in late September a panel of Eighth Circuit judges overruled a lower district court on the matter of North Dakotas new voting laws that are designed to disenfranchise Native Americans.

North Dakota is one of the few states that doesnt have party registration, but they do require people who want to vote to provide a home mailing address. Many Native Americans live on reservations and utilize post office boxes rather than home delivery. The District Court had held that the law was discriminatory for this reason, as anyone lacking a home mailing address would not be allowed to cast a ballot.

The Eighth Circuit merely shrugged at this suggestion:

Even assuming that some communities lack residential street addresses, that fact does not justify a statewide injunction of a statute requiring identification with a residential street address from the vast majority of residents who have residential street addresses, the appeals court said.

Notice that they didnt say some people, as if the group losing their right to vote was random. They explicitly acknowledged that they were signing off on disenfranchising some communities.

The residential street address requirement wasnt the sole basis for the challenge. Its also true that Native Americans disproportionately lack the required identification needed under the law. This was shrugged off, too.

Under the previous District Court ruling, Native Americans were not impacted for the primaries.

North Dakotas 2017 voter law ID was challenged by Native residents who alleged that the law disproportionately blocked Native...

GOP Insiders Baffled By Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When I wrote about United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haleys well-timed departure announcement on Tuesday, I had a very straightforward theory of the case. In my estimation, she let it be known that shell be leaving her post at the end of the year because she expects the Mueller investigation to ramp back up after the elections and she doesnt anticipate it will bring good news for the administration. She wants to create some distance from Trump and maintain her viability as an alternative nominee in 2020. If you ask DC Republicans why she made the announcement before the elections, they seem to be mystified, as though theyve forgotten all about the fact that Paul Manafort is now a cooperating witness.

Its not shocking that Haley isnt interested in serving President Trumps foreign policy anymore. He probably reached his nadir in her field when the United Nations General Assembly almost laughed him off the stage on September 25th. In truth, things havent been right since at least April, when Ambassador Haley had a serious row with National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow and the administration over Russian sanctions.

When a White House official suggested this week that United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley had suffered momentary confusion over the Trump Administrations approach to new Russian sanctions, she responded with a clear message to the contrary.

With all due respect, I dont get confused, Haley said in a statement on Tuesday.

By all reports, Haley first informed Trump that she intended to leave roughly six months ago, which places her decision back during the time she was undercut by Kudlow.  The mystery is not that shes leaving but that she couldnt wait until after the midterms to make it official....

Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Will the GOP Get a Needed Bump Out of Kavanaugh? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If youre like me, you still feel badly burned by the results of the 2016 elections, including the outcome of the Congressional contests. Im gun-shy about getting overly confident based on polls, and Im definitely concerned about the possibility that the whole Kavanaugh catastrophe has boosted the GOPs chances, especially in Senate races. Prospects in the House look better, and I suspect the way this election is unfolding that there is going to be a divergence where national polarization leads there to be an inverse relationship between the how the Democrats do in the House and the Senate. Where the Kavanaugh controversy has almost certainly hurt the GOP is in well-educated suburban districts that were already at risk, and where it has possibly helped is in statewide races in places Trump won by a large margin, like Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia. As for Sens. Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp, I dont think they could have avoided damaging their chances no matter how they voted. Faced with the option of angering the majority of their constituents or disillusioning their base of supporters, there is no correct political decision and they could only follow their conscience. For my money, that doesnt speak well of Manchin.

Still, Im hopeful that any bump the GOP sees out of Kavanaugh will have a brief half-life.

The GOP still has a path to keep the House, but it would require either a near-sweep of the toss-up races or a significant change in the political environment in the final four weeks of the campaign.

A temporary uptick in Republican enthusiasm over the final week of the Kavanaugh confirmation fight could give the party momentum that provides that change. But, strategists say, it could just as easily fade, and the dynamic could revert to where it was earlier in September: with Democrats poised to take the House and wage an uphill battle for the Senate, too.

In one sense, I think the fight over the Supreme Court aroused a lot of Republicans out of their slumber and also got them to look beyond their disillusionment or lack of satisfaction with President Trump. I doubt all of that will simply vanish between now and the closing of the polls on Election Day. But, in another sense, they got what they wanted and the main battle is over. I dont think theyll be all that motivated to go punish people who lost, but everyone who opposed Kavanaugh is now thirsting for revenge. If I had to guess, the fallout has changed the election from one that was largely about persuasion into one that is much more about turnout. I sense this favors the Republicans, especially in midterm elections where Democrats always struggle to turn out their low-propensity and often younger voters.

At the same time,...

Nikki Haley Stepping Down as UN Ambassador "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its hard to know for certain whether Nikki Haleys decision to step down as the ambassador to the United Nations is basically an autonomous decision or is driven more by the president and his displeasure with her service. There is plenty of ammunition to arm either argument, and so it may be that this is a rare case where it really is a mutual decision.

Whats not really in doubt is that Ambassador Haley is ambitious. Having already served as a state governor and in a cabinet level position, the next step seems fairly obvious. She will seek the presidency and hope that at worst it earns her a place on the ticket as someones number two. The big question is whether she will wait until 2024 to make her run.

To be sure, shes saying all the right things:

Ms. Haley, who has long been seen as a potential presidential candidate, said she had no intention of running for the presidency in 2020, as has been speculated. Instead, she said, she plans to campaign for Mr. Trumps re-election.

I think you have to be selfless enough to know when you step aside and allow someone else to do the job, Ms. Haley said.

Yet, she knows just as well as everyone else that Robert Muellers special counsels office has accumulated a near phalanx of cooperating witnesses who are providing evidence against the president in the Russia investigation. She knows that the investigation has been on a campaign-related hiatus since Labor Day and will begin making big news again in only a handful of weeks. It is best you make your departure from the administration official before that happens to remove as much of the taint as can be removed. She has already made certain to leave a trail of dissent and disagreement with Trump policies and actions that she can point to in defense of her decision to serve in Trumps cabinet. She can provide inside information to create further separation if she needs to, while choosing to stay mostly loyal if that seems like the better political choice.

She seems to have things plotted out fairly well, although its probably a mistake to agree to serve out the remainder of the year. That may require her to defend the president in ways that will come back to haunt her.

In any case, I wouldnt take her promises not to run in 2020 and to campaign for Trumps reelection at face value. Those are promises she can keep if they seem worth keeping, but if things work out they way she hopes she will be breaking them.

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17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S04 E08 Tomorrow Never Comes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Season 3 Episode 5 appears to be missing

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based on work of the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime around Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour.

Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the shows early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the shows main stars.

For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. 

17:30

Top 10 incredible Street performers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Top 10 incredible Street performers appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Tsunamis of Volcanism Could Hit Kamchatka, Kurils after Key Earthquake FIRE-EARTH "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

TREG 01 101102 2 FEWW Public Alert Significant quakes along KurilKamchatka Trench consistent with probability of large earthquake in the region FIRE-EARTH Forecast: The M6.5, M6.0 earthquakes could be foreshocks to large earthquake(s), measuring magnitude 9.2 (0.2), that could occur along KurilKamchatka Trench (near Zenkevich Rise) by early next year. The latest earthquakes []

17:25

New Gallmaker APT group eschews malware in cyber espionage campaigns "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A previously unknown cyber espionage group, tracked as Gallmaker, has been targeting entities in the government, military and defense sectors since at least 2017.

A new cyber espionage group tracked as Gallmaker appeared in the threat landscape. According to researchers from Symantec, who first spotted the threat actor, the group has launched attacks on several overseas embassies of an unnamed Eastern European country, and military and defense organizations in the Middle East.

Gallmaker is a politically motivated APT group that focused its surgical operations on the government, military or defense sectors.

Gallmaker been active since at least December 2017, researchers observed a spike in its operations in April and most recent attacks were uncovered in June.

Gallmaker activity

The experts speculate the threat a nation-state actor, it is interesting to note that the APT is relying entirely on code scraped from the public internet.

This group eschews custom malware and uses living off the land (LotL) tactics and publicly available hack tools to carry out activities that bear all the hallmarks of a cyber espionage campaign, reads the analysis published by Symantec.

The most interesting aspect of Gallmakers approach is that the group doesnt use malware in its operations. Rather, the attack activity we observed is carried out exclusively using LotL tactics and publicly available hack tools.

Gallmaker uses spear phishing messages using a weaponized Office document that uses the Dynamic Update Exchange (DDE) protocol to execute commands in the memory of the targeted device.

These lure documents use titles with government, military, and diplomatic themes, and the file names are written in English or Cyrillic languages. These documents are not very sophisticated, but evidence of infections shows that theyre effective. continues Symantec.

By running solely in memory, the attackers avoid leaving artifacts on disk, which makes...

17:24

UN Reports Over 8,000 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2018, Mostly Women and Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIWAR.COM)  Adding to a growing list of UN reports released recently all showing a surge in Afghan civilian casualties in different manners, a Wednesday report was released showing that civilian deaths are surging from US and Afghan government airstrikes. This has been ongoing through the year, with a decrease in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria leading []

17:24

Satanic Debt Enslavers -- The Deep State is the source of all that is Negative "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Hidden Rulers

Satanic Debt Enslavers

The Deep State is the source of all that is negative on Earth

Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the show


Chaos, Poverty and Bankruptcies


Stupidity is an unwitting tendency towards self-destruction. Its why operations run by bad people always go bad. It is why, since the Deep State is run by bad people sociopaths are actively drawn to it guaranteeing its inevitable collapse.

The Media will create discontent and be made indispensable. Through the Press we will gain the power to influence, while remaining in the shadows, Protocols of Zion. Thanks to the Press, the Deep State cabal has accumulated gold out of oceans of blood and tears.



Chaos, poverty and bankruptcy will be universal. The constitution scales will break down. Forces will be set in opposition to one another. We have armed all parties.

Poverty is our weapon. All people are chained down to heavy toil through poverty, believing that one day, with enough dedication to hard work, they may free themselves. For this reason, we have included in the constitution fictitious, not actual rights.

We are fascists and we covertly promote communism, under the guise of solidarity. We appear as saviours, but our power is derived through the perpetuation of chronic food shortages and the consequent physical weakness of the worker. He is hence made the slave of our will, while he will not find the strength or energy to go against our will. Hunger creates the necessary power to rule over and oppress the worker.

There will be a global widespread economic crisis. Stock exchanges will shut down. Industry will be brought to a standstill. We shall throw the mobs of workers onto the streets en masse in all European countries and they will loot and kill. Hatred will be magnified by the economic crisis. We will use cruelty wisely, k...

17:24

People who grow up with books have better math and digital communication skills "IndyWatch Feed National"

Large in-home libraries have benefits beyond the obvious.

Thats according to a new study by Australian National University, Pacific Standard reports. In the study, researchers looked at 31 countries and the average households book-buying habits and found that the more books a home contained the better math, literacy, and digital communication skills children had when they reached adulthood.

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17:23

Marketing and Event Coordinator "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IIX brings +8 years of experience in building the impact investment ecosystem with a mission to impact 400 million lives by connecting the backstreet to the Wallstreet. IIX has a thematic focus on women empowerment, climate action and community resilience. To date, IIX has mobilized US$75 million in impact investment capital for +35 Impact Enterprises (IEs) across the social capital markets value chain. IIX has a network of +1000 impact investors with US$1 billion assets under management and +30,000 ecosystem partners from private, public and nonprofit sectors. In recognition of its work to build inclusive markets and drive the global sustainable development agenda, IIX has won multiple awards: Oslo Business for Peace Award 2017, G20 Summit Market Builder of the Year Award 2017, Asia Game Changer Award 2016, among others.

17:18

Brazil fact of the day "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Just 8 percent of Brazilians told the Pew Research Center in 2017 that representative democracy is a very good form of government  the lowest of all 38 countries surveyed.

Most of the article is about what we can expect from Jair Bolsonaro, sometimes called the Brazilian Trump, who is very likely to be Brazils next president, recommended and interesting throughout.

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17:15

MIchael Oliver Discusses His Latest Work on Interest Rates, the Dollar and Gold (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

MIchael Oliver Discusses His Latest Work on Interest Rates, the Dollar and Gold Video Jay Taylor Media Jay introduces the guests for the day and gives updated news on sponsors and Michael discusses his latest work on interest rates,...

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17:12

Restored Republic via a GCR as of Oct. 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR: Update as of Oct. 11, 2018

Compiled 11 Oct. 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its Newsarticles on a Satanic Cabal CIA & Vatican-sponsored international Pedophile Child Trafficking Ring: http://beforeitsnews.com/contributor/pages/243/590/stories.html

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to do their own research and 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: According to Q this was BOOM WEEK. On Oct. 10 the Stock Market crashed, and continued to decline after closing. If the pattern persisted it would instigate 800#s release before Mon. Oct. 15, though it could be earlier as the new Dinar notes have a printed activation date of Friday Oct. 12. By Nov. 3 or 4 indictments would be served on big name pedophiles under Martial Law and the Emergency Broadcast System.

A. Summary as of Early Morning Oct. 11 2018:

1. Q Post #2361 Oct. 7: https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/ '[BOOM WEEK]' Q

2. Dan: Release of funds and 800 numbers by Mon. Oct. 15, though not expected to go past Friday Oct. 12.

3. Bruce: On Oct. 8 the IMF put the Chinese Yaun into the SDR drawing basket. On Oct. 9 the Iraqi Dinar began trading on NASDAQ, Forex and CBOE Exchanges. On Oct. 9 afternoon Bruce was put on High Alert to receive the 800#s.

4. Tony: The RV would go by at least Mon Oct. 15, although the banks were saying they would go this week. Iraqi...

17:07

Microsoft just open-sourced 60,000 of its patents "IndyWatch Feed World"

The company has joined the Open Invention Network, a community that is dedicated to protecting open-source software from patent lawsuits by technology giants like Google, IBM, and, yep, even Microsoft.

The company has announced that it has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community that is dedicated to protecting open- source software from patent lawsuits by technology giants like Google, IBM, and, yep, even Microsoft. The move by Microsoft is a surprising one since the company has always had a contentious relationship with the open-source community, something Erich Andersen, corporate VP and deputy general counsel, conceded in a blog post:

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17:06

Mohammed Bin Salman: The Character Behind The Caricatures "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has been caricatured by friends and foes alike who either depict him as a noble reformer or a bloody tyrant, but the reality is that hes actually both and thats why Great Powers from America to China and even Russia are competing to court him.

The post Mohammed Bin Salman: The Character Behind The Caricatures appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

17:05

Bitcoin and ethereum are tanking after yesterdays stock sell-off "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cryptocurrency prices are cratering in the face of a market correction.

The price of pretty much every major cryptocurrency has fallen dramatically over the last few hours. This is because yesterday U.S. stocks saw a huge sell-off; the Dow dropped over 3% and the dip extended around the globe to numerous international exchanges.

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17:02

The Unavoidable Water Crisis, Was it Engineered? [Part 1/2] 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Very impressive presentation, a Must Watch video. (These guys never fail to earn my respect). Edge of Wonder Published on Oct 9, 2018 Subscribed 103K Water is life. Water is power. Water has become the new oil. Sadly, its becoming an increasingly scarce resource across the globe through overuse and pollution? But who really controls []

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17:01

The Picture From The Recent Climate Change Report Is Now More Clear "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Deniers, we already know you will find a way to see this from some other perspective, and we have given up trying to understand why you do that. But for everyone else, there is still time to understand the implications of this science. And there is no shame in using props to help learn. Thanks to Brad Plumer and Nadja Popovich for making sure we get the point, with clear graphical illustration, about what this recent study is saying and why every one of us should care:

17:00

In two months, Ikea sold 1 million of its new veggie hot dogs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Made from a blend of kale, red lentils, carrots, and ginger, the new offering is part of Ikeas effort to reduce its carbon emissions. And people seem to love it.

At the food counter past the checkout lanes at Ikea stores, where the company sells giant frozen yogurt cones for a dollar and other snacks to keep guests satiated and ready to buy more sofas, its now possible to buy a hot dog for just 75 cents. And the hot dog has no meat in it at all.

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17:00

How a Middle East startup took on Uberand won "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dubai-based Careem is the ride-hailing king from Morocco to Pakistan. Its success holds lessons for Western startups with global ambitions.

Uber was supposed to take over the world. Investors dueled to stake billions in the company on the assumption it would become the global market leaderthe Google- or Facebook-style winner-take-all of the ride-hailing industry.

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17:00

Classic Comedy: Open All Hours Ronnie Barker and David Jason S03 E06 The Cool Cocoa Tin Lid "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

Open All Hours is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC. It ran for 26 episodes in four series, which premiered in 1976, 1981, 1982 and 1985. The programme developed from a television pilot broadcast in Ronnie Barkers comedy anthology series, Seven of One (1973). Open All Hours ranked eighth in the 2004 Britains Best Sitcom poll

The setting is a small grocers shop in Balby, a suburb of Doncaster in South Yorkshire. The owner, Arkwright (Ronnie Barker), is a middle-aged miser with a stammer and a knack for selling. His nephew Granville (David Jason) is his put-upon errand boy, who blames his work schedule for his lacklustre social life.

Across the road lives Nurse Gladys Emmanuel (Lynda Baron), occupied by her professional rounds, and her elderly mother. Arkwright longs to marry her, but she resists his persistent pressures. In later episodes, it is explained that the two have actually been engaged for many years but have been unable to go through with a wedding due to the advanced age of Nurse Gladyss mother, for whom she cares at home. Though short-tempered with Arkwright, she is concerned for his and Granvilles welfare.

17:00

Tommy Robinson: Stop the political witch hunt against British troops "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post Tommy Robinson: Stop the political witch hunt against British troops appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Your backup data sets can become a treasure trove for advanced threat detection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Despite ever increasing investments in security technologies, data breaches and cyber incidents are increasing at a relentless rate, and the problem is projected to keep getting worse. Industry research shows that attacks from ransomware, data compromise, malicious email and credential theft more than doubled to 160,000 incidents per year, with unreported incidents likely bringing the true number to more than 350,000. While much of the press focused on breaches to high profile targets, every size More

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16:59

China: Living in the Bipolar World "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.S.Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech at the Hudson Institute on October 4.  Exactly one month before the midterms, it looks like the Trump administration is looking to close the books on How Donald Trump betrayed America to Russia and move on How Donald Trump Saved America from China. Pences speech attracted a lot []

16:57

#Antifa #London #UK: All out against the far-right DFLA on Saturday 13th! "IndyWatch Feed War"

As you may have already heard, Tommy Robinsons footsoldiers, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, otherwise known as the EDL Mk2, are planning on marching in London this Saturday 13th October.

Originally published by Anti-Fascist Network.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

UNITY DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE DFLA SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER

12:00, BBC BROADCASTING CENTRE, PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON

As you may have already heard, Tommy Robinsons footsoldiers, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, otherwise known as the EDL Mk2, are planning on marching in London this Saturday 13th October. The DFLA have formed the backbone and the main numbers on the streets for all the recent hate-filled Islamophobic Free Tommy protests, including the demo back in July where RMT trade unionists got attacked in the pub (Warning Facebook link) andfemale Muslim bus driver was surrounded and taunted.(Warning Facebook link)

The DFLA have attracted all the elements of the old far-right at their most recent demo in Sunderland they marched with EDL and BNP members as well as members of banned neo-Nazi terror group National Action. The DFLA includes members convicted of racist and far-right violence. They are happy associating with white supremacist groups like Generation Identity and their leaders hang out with with Ulster Loyalist terrorists and post Nazi propaganda online.

Now is the time for us all to come together to oppose the rise of the far-right. We can see the poisonous spread of nationali...

16:55

iPhone owners wont have to pay to watch Apples original programming "IndyWatch Feed World"

Apples move to give away its original content is just another reason to buy into Apples ecosystem.

Well, thats one way to differentiate yourself in the crowded streaming video market. Apple has long been rumored to be launching a Netflix-like streaming video service in 2019, and indeed it is known the company has hired big-name talent to act in or produce its original content, including Chris Evans (Captain America himself), Jennifer Aniston, and Steven Spielberg.

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16:55

Have your say on Australian aid complete the stakeholder survey "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Nows your chance to have your say about the state of Australian aid!

The deadline has now been extended to 10pm Monday 22 October 2018.

The public phase of the 2018 Australian aid stakeholder survey  is your chance to have your say on the state of the Australian government aid program. The online survey is here, it should only take about 15 minutes (or read on for more information first).

The survey is a tool designed to obtain feedback on the effectiveness of the Australian aid program and provide suggestions for its improvement. Phase 1 of the survey was sent to over 200 senior executives from Australian NGOs and development contractors that are familiar with and involved in the delivery of Australian aid. Phase 2 is available online for all aid stakeholders (here) and anyone knowledgeable about Australian aid to complete.

The 2015 survey saw over 400 stakeholders provide feedback on the Australian aid program, giving us valuable insights into the aid program as a whole, as well as detailed information about perceptions of the program, its management by DFAT, and aid volumes.

Now, nearly five years later, has the aid program become more or less effective? Has the use of facilities made program management easier? Have we reversed the loss of expertise that was the aftermath of the AusAID-DFAT merger? These are all questions we explore in the survey, and were keen to hear from anyone engaged with the Australian aid program, whether as a recipient, partner, implementer, analyst or advocate. So click here to have your say.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at devpolicy@anu.edu.au.

The post Have your say on Australian aid complete the stakeholder survey appeared first on Devpolicy Blog from the Development Policy Centre.

16:47

16:45

Most Fortune 50 companies unprepared for major DNS attack "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

ThousandEyes has found that 68 percent of the top 50 companies on the Global Fortune 500 rankings are not adequately prepared for the next major attack on the DNS. Additionally, researchers found similar vulnerability among 44 percent of the top 25 SaaS providers, as well as 72% of the FTSE 100 companies. Because Digital Experience is so central to a brands success these days, its critical that businesses understand that not all DNS infrastructures are More

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16:36

SAP October 2018 set of patches fixes first Hot News security note for SAP BusinessObjects in 5 years "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SAP released its October 2018 set of patches, it includes the first Hot News security note for SAP BusinessObjects in over five years.

SAP released its October 2018 set of patches that included 11 security notes, the company also released 4 updates to previously released notes.

The patches include 15 notes, 2 rated Hot News and one of which is the first note for SAP BusinessObjects in over five years.

SAP BusinessObjects BI Suite has an Information Disclosure vulnerability (CVSS Base Score: 9.8 CVE-2018-2471). An attacker can use it to reveal additional information (system data, debugging information, etc.) that will help to learn about a system and plan other attacks. reads a blog post published by ERPScan.

The remaining notes include 4 High priority and 9 Medium priority, in October Information Disclosure is the largest group in terms of the number of vulnerabilities.

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The most important note (CVSS score of 9.8) addresses an information disclosure issue in the SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Suite client tracked as CVE-2018-2471.

Under certain conditions SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform 4.10 and 4.20 allows an attacker to access information which would otherwise be restricted. reads the security advisory.

The second Hot News in the October 2018 set of patches is an update to Security Note released on April 2018, it provides security updates for the Chromium browser delivered with SAP Business Client.

The High priority flaws addressed by SAP in October are:

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16:36

The Military Chooses Which Rockets It Wants Built for the Next Decade "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The military chooses which rockets it wants built for the next decade

On Wednesday, the US Air Force awarded its much-anticipated new round of "Launch Service Agreements," which provide funds to rocket companies to complete development of their boosters. There were three winners:

  • United Launch Services: $967,000,000 for the development of the Vulcan Centaur launch system.
  • Northrop Grumman: $791,601,015 for development of the Omega launch system
  • Blue Origin: $500,000,000 for the development of the New Glenn launch system

At least two other companies were believed to be in the running for these awards, as they won grants during an earlier round of funding in 2016. It was not a surprise to see Aerojet Rocketdyne fail to win an award, as that company does not appear to have a customer for its AR1 rocket engine, which the military initially supported. It was something of a surprise not to see SpaceX win an award.

[...] These are hugely consequential awards for the rocket companies. Essentially the US Air Force, which launches more complex, heavy payloads than any other entity in the world, believes these boosters will have a significant role to play in those missions during the next decade. And when the military has confidence in your vehicle, commercial satellite contracts are more likely to follow as well.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

16:32

Water Wars: Christchurch Takes a Stand! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From the Too Good To Be True Department: by Martin Harris 11/10/18 After the strong opposition to the chlorination of Christchurchs water supply (Fluoride free and formerly among the worlds purest aquifer supplies), the Christchurch City Council seems to have regrown its balls. In the aftermath of the earthquakes, the Council took a strong stance []

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16:30

Daily roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Just a brief note to those readers who like to add their own contributions to Daily roundup in the comments. PLEASE remember that politically incorrect and offensive (but funny) jokes are only to be enjoyed on Mondays in the Comedy corner post which is specifically for that kind of humour. Do not post that kind of humour here. Well, thats his [] The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:30

Serious lack of infosec professionals a key risk to national security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The unprecedented demand for well-trained cybersecurity workers continues to grow. Some experts predict that there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by next year. Enlisting the next generation of skilled cybersecurity workers and training existing employees will help build stronger defenses and restore confidence among digital citizens. According to Harvard Business Review, important attributes of accomplished cybersecurity professionals include curiosity and a passion for learning, problem solving skills, strong ethics and More

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16:28

EFF: Epson tricking customers with fake software update to reject third-party ink "IndyWatch Feed World"

Epson has been caught sending fake software updates to users printers that make them reject third-party ink.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that in late 2016 or early 2017 printer giant Epson began sending deceptive updates to users printers under the guise that the updates were software or security improvements. In fact, the EFF claims, the updates were nothing more than Epson giving its printers the ability to reject third-party ink refills.

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16:27

Its International Day of the GirlHere are 5 ways to get involved "IndyWatch Feed World"

This year the theme is With Her: A Skilled Girl Force. Here are ways you can promote the worldwide movement to empower girls.

Today is International Day of the Girl, which, according to the UN, is a movement intended to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.

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16:27

AFSA National Committee 2019 Nominations "IndyWatch Feed National"

AFSA's Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th October to finish up the Food Sovereignty Convergence in Canberra. Below are the nominations for AFSA's 2019 National Committee.

Please note: Nominee photos and additional nominations for vacant roles to be uploaded shortly! 

Office Bearer Positions

President - Tammi Jonas 

Renominating for the role of President, in her bio Tammi writes:

I have been the AFSA President since 2014, Im re-nominating for President in 2019 to continue to lend my strong female farmers voice to the fight for food sovereignty in Australia.

My darling hypercompetent husband Stuart is Chief Farmer and Im Chief Butcher here at Jonai Farms in the central highlands of Victoria, where we raise heritage breed Large Black pigs and a small herd of mixed cattle, as well as a small annual crop of garlic. Im a former vegetarian academic turned pig-farming butcher, transforming whole carcasses into a range of fresh cuts, smallgoods, salumi, & charcuterie, and selling our produce predominantly through a thriving CSA (community-supported agriculture) to 85 wonderful households of ethical omnivores.

Jonai Farms is an ethically viable no-growth model we need to multiply our farms, not scale them, to support more people working the land fairly and to revive rural communities and local food economies.

Ive been worrying at the ills of industrial food since reading Peter Singers Animal Liberation in 1991, and writing about food culture, ethics and politics since 2006 at my blog Tammi Jonas: Food Ethics. Jonai Farms features in Australias first food politics documentary Fair Food, and I also have a chapter in the anthology Fair Food, published by UQ Press.

As President over the past three years I have worked solidly for fair and consistent regulation of farming and food production and distribution, and led the process to establish a Legal Defence Fund to protect and promote the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture systems, which has suppo...

16:27

Data Manager "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

St Vincents Hospital Sydney

16:25

How Shareholder Profits Conquered Capitalism: And How Workers Can Win Back its Benefits for Themselves "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

by Louis Brennan, Trinity College Dublin, The Conversation: https://theconversation.com/how-shareholder-profits-conquered-capitalism-and-how-workers-can-win-back-its-benefits-for-themselves-103781

File 20181003 52684 1rd4r5c.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1 Wolves on Wall Street, but perhaps the time of shareholders rule is drawing to an end. robert cicchetti/Shutterstock
In the early days of industrial capitalism there were no protections for workers, and industrialists took their profits with little heed to anyone else. 

Following the growth of the labour movement, the establishment of trade unions and the founding of the welfare state in the first half of the 20th century, corporations in decades after World War II embraced a more open, stakeholder capitalism, where profits were shared between employees, managers and shareholders. This led to a flourishing middle class as workers and communities benefited from the success of the corporations of which they were part.

But since the 1970s the pendulum has swung back towards a system where profits are shared less widely, causing major upheavals in society and the fortunes of labour and the middle classes.

In the US, labours share of income had been close to 70% until the 1970s, but had shrunk by the beginning of the 1980s even as profits increased. In the 21st century this accelerated: in 2000, labours share of income in the US accounted for some 66%, whereas corporate profits accounted for a little over 8%. 

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16:19

U.S. Army 1983: Be Intellectually Prepared to React to Possible Encounters with Intelligent, Non-Corporal Energy Forms When Time-Space Boundaries Are Exceeded "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This is a U.S. Army Intelligence document on Hemi-Sync and Itzhak Bentovs Stalking the Wild Pendulum. The source document is Analysis and Assessment of Gateway Process, CIA-RDP96-00788R001700210016-5.pdf, which you can find on CIAs Electronic Reading room. https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/document/cia-rdp96-00788r001700210016-5

16:15

Current state of IoT deployments and future expansion across enterprises "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One in four Global Fortune 2000 enterprises rank Internet of Things deployment as the most important initiative in their organization yet 90% experience barriers to effective implementation and expansion due to lack of IoT expertise and skills in-house. A new Vanson Bourne survey queried 800 senior IT and business decision makers at organizations with a global annual revenue of $500M and higher across 13 different countries in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The respondents More

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Spanish anti-fascist prisoners of war in #Lancashire, #UK 194446 #antifa "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fascinating and detailed paper by Richard Cleminson examining the appalling treatment of Spanish anti-fascist resistance fighters during World War II being detained in internment camps in Britain alongside Nazi and fascist prisoners.

Originally published by Libcom. Written by Richard Cleminson.  Image above: Spanish anti-fascist prisoners standing at the entrance to the Chorley camp. The authorities allowed them to erect this board so that they would not be confused by the local population with fascist POWs. Photograph taken by Marie Louise Berneri. Reproduced from a private archive.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Read this article in PDF format: Spanish_anti-fascist_prisoners_of_war_in

Abstract

This article assesses the significance of the experiences of 226 Spanish antifascists
and republicans [1] who were detained in France in the autumn of 1944 and
transported to Britain as prisoners of war (POWs) of the Allied army. After
arriving in different batches at Southampton, they were interned in POW camps
across the country before being moved to Hall o the Hill Camp, near Chorley,
Lancashire, where most remained until their final release in 1946. This article
sets the peculiar circumstances of their detention in the context of the personal,
local and international situation surrounding them and documents the multifaceted
campaign for their release which was articulated by trade unions, political...

16:07

We Witnessed The 3rd Largest Point Crash In Stock Market History On The Same Day That The 3rd Most Powerful Hurricane To Ever Hit The U.S. Made Landfall "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

If you dont believe in coincidences, what are we supposed to make of this?  On Wednesday, the 3rd most powerful hurricane to ever hit the United States made landfall in the Florida panhandle.  Entire communities were absolutely shredded as Hurricane Michael came ashore with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour.  You can find the entire article that I just posted about this massive storm right here.  In this article, I am going to focus on what just happened on Wall Street.  At the exact same time that Hurricane Michael was causing chaos in the Southeast, an October stock market crash was causing havoc in the Northeast.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 831 points, which was the 3rd largest single day point crash in stock market history.  Of course it isnt as if we hadnt been repeatedly warned that this was coming, and the truth is that it looks like this is only the start of the financial shaking.

In fact, international financial markets are in a state of chaos as I write this article.  Asian markets are a sea of red, and at this moment Dow futures are way down.

So it appears likely that Wednesdays nightmare may extend into Thursday as well.

But before we look ahead too much, lets talk about the utter carnage that we just witnessed.

According to...

16:04

Musical Interlude: "Debussy "Clair de Lune" on Piano for 80 Year Old Blind Elephant" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Debussy "Clair de Lune" on Piano for 80 Year Old Blind Elephant"
by Paul Barton

"Debussy "Clair de Lune" for a gentle female elephant called Ampan. Ampan is 80 years old and lives with us as Elephants World in Thailand. She is blind in one eye and can barely see with the other. 80 years old is very old indeed for an elephant, its about 10 years past the natural life span of an elephant in the wild."

16:03

Eye Vitamins & Foods: Are You Getting Enough? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Diminishing eyesight might seem like an unavoidable annoyance as you get older, but with the right diet you can hold on to accurate vision for longer than you might think. For example, carrots and leafy green veggies are considered some of the best foods for your eyes because they provide antioxidants and eye vitamins, including []

16:03

President Trump Late-Night Interview With Shannon Bream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump calls in for a late-night interview with Shannon Bream.  The interview covered a multitude of issues including the recovery efforts for Hurricane Michael. Additional topics include: the Kavanaugh hearing; mid-term politics; the missing Saudi journalist; a replacement for Continue reading

16:01

The Unthinkable Could Soon Happen in the Oil Market "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Unthinkable Could Soon Happen in the Oil Market by Justin Spittler Casey Research Get ready for $100 oil. Regular readers might recall that line. I wrote it on July 10. At the time, it was a bold call....

The post The Unthinkable Could Soon Happen in the Oil Market appeared first on The Daily Coin.

16:00

Plastic Bags: an inconvenient truth? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Kiwiblog : An inconvenient truth, perhaps?

Thus you would expect to see a rise in disease with recycling of grocery bags. This is indeed what you see. Data mining to extract the impact of the San Francisco County ban on plastic supermarket bags, there was a 32% increase in E. Coli, 27% increase in Campylobacter, 6% increase in Salmonella, but not increase in Toxoplasmosis. Disturbingly there was a 46% increase in deaths from  foodborne diseases. 

It is well known that NZ has very high Campylobacter rates. Using readily accessible 2012 data 7031 cases were reported, which gives an 159 per 100 000 people, which is the highest in the developed world.

Another grim fact, is that for every campylobacter case reported, 9 go unreported. Thus infect rates across NZ are approximately 1% of NZers get campylobacter every year!

Thus we see how emotive messages supported by a Prime Minister Ardern, but apparently unsupported by hard data, lead to stupidity and negative effects, potentially it must be said.

16:00

Whaleoil backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. On Backchat, you are free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. To participate youll need to sign up for a Disqus account which is free, quick, and easy. On posts that are not articles like this one, you do not have to stay on topic [] The post Whaleoil backchat appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:00

Atari Lynx Becomes Modern 2600 Console Homage "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With its introduction in 1989, the Atari Lynx was the first handheld videogame system to include a color LCD. The gigantic size and equally gigantic price tag did not win-over a massive audience, but that doesnt mean the Lynx was without its fans. Over the past few months a modder named [Jared] has been toiling away with his project to transform an Atari Lynx into a home console.

Atari Lynx 2600 Console Mod Motherboard

The inspiration behind the mod was the original Atari console, the Atari 2600. [Jareds] console mod, called the Atari Lynx 2600, utilizes a four-switch 2600 case as an enclosure. However, since the Atari 2600 joystick did not offer enough button real estate an NES controller was used instead. A male-male serial cable serves as the new controller cord, while all the buttons on the face of the Lynx are hardwired to a female DB9 port. As an added touch a custom 3D printed cartridge adapter was incorporated into the original 2600 cartridge slot.

Since the Lynx did not natively support video out, and intermediary device known as the McWill LCD mod kit was used. The McWill LCD mod is typically done in order to modernize the Atari Lynxs scr...

16:00

Child Trafficking Bust: 123 Missing Children Recovered in One Day "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over 120 missing children were recovered in a one-day sweep in a Michigan county, as U.S. Marshals tried to locate victims of sex trafficking.

Out of 301 files of missing children in Wayne County, 123 were identified and recovered safely during the operation led by the newly formed Child Recovery Unit.

The sting throughout Wayne County took place on Sept. 26 but was publicized a week later on Oct 3 by the U.S. Marshals Service.

All of the children located were interviewed about potentially being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring during their period of time that they were deemed missing, said a statement from the U.S. Marshalls office.

A composite image of missing children from a campaign by the 

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15:52

Dave Sharma, Liberal candidate for Wentworth byelection, is complcaent about Liberals non policy on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Dave Sharma says Liberals doing enough on climate after Hewson attack

The Wentworth candidate rejects former leaders view that partys policy on emissions is inadequate, Guardian,  Anne Davies@annefdavies 10 Oct 2018 The Liberal candidate for Wentworth, Dave Sharma, said his party is doing enough and has a good record on climate change, after a blistering attack from former leader John Hewson, who said the party deserved a drubbing over its inaction on the issue.Hewson has accused the Liberals of putting their heads in the sand on the issue and kicking the issue down the road for future generations.

The former prime minister...

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15:49

World Medical Association backs U.N. Nuclear UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

At its recent General Assembly in Iceland the World Medical Association passed an unequivocal call for nations to adopt and implement the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

15:45

Today in rock history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Today in Rock History: Born today in 1946, Gary Mallaber backing vocals, songwriter, keyboards and drummer with The Steve Miller Band. Born today in 1949, Greg Douglas guitarist, and songwriter with The Steve Miller Band and Greg Kihn Band. Today in 1963, The Beatles received a gold record for She Loves You. Today in 1980,  The [] The post Today in rock history appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:43

6 Things You Should Not Do During This Venus Retrograde "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venus is currently retrograding as I am sure you are aware but that means a lot for each and every one of us. If you have been confused about what to do and what not to do, this article is for you.

While you are going to be pushed within and focusing on your relationships until this retrograde is over, you should also remember that you have priorities. You are going to notice an extreme increase of passion within your life and what you choose to do with it will change everything.

Below I am going to go over some of the things you should not be doing during this retrograde. Keep these things in mind until the retrograde is over (November 16th). While it might be hard to keep up sometimes, staying on the right track will benefit you greatly.

6 Things You Should NOT Do During This Venus Retrograde:

1. Do NOT waste time on past lovers.

Past lovers are gone from your life for a reason. During this time you are not supposed to be obsessing over the people of your past. You are supposed to be focusing on those in your present and devoting the here and now to those who matter.

2. Do NOT ignore the signs that come your way.

Ignoring the signs that the universe is sending you will not do you any good. This will only trap you into something you do not want to be a part of. The universe sends signs to those who NEED them if youre sent a sign do not be the kind of person to ignore it.

3. Do NOT let go of people youre not ready to let go of.

Dont let go of someone that youre not ready to let go of. Sure, cutting toxic people out of your life is a good idea but make sure youre not cutting out the wrong people. Sometimes we get confused and that can really fuck us over in the long run.

4. Do NOT obsess over the past.

Dont obsess over the past. Sure, you will be traveling within and looking at the past but you should be learning from it not dwelling on it. You cannot change the past and that is something you need to keep in mind.

5. Do NOT let your mind choose for your heart.

Your mind is not always right. Sometimes you need to follow your heart. Make sure the choices you are making are the ones you really want to make.

6. Do NOT rush the energies before you.

If you rush the energies before you things will get messy quick. Let everything unravel as the universe sees fit. You have plenty of time to make all of the pieces of this puzzle fit.

 

15:39

Legal action against France over its crimes against humanity in nuclear tests in South Pacific "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

France sued for crimes against humanity over nuclear tests in South Pacific https://www.dw.com/en/france-sued-for-crimes-against-humanity-over-nuclear-tests-in-south-pacific/a-45826054

France is being taken to the International Criminal Court for nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia. France has long denied responsibility for the impacts of the tests and only recently began compensating civilians. France is being taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for carrying out nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia, a Polynesian opposition leader announced on Tuesday.

Oscar Temaru, the archipelagos former president and current leader of the Tavini Huiraatira Party, announced the move during a United Nations committee dealing with decolonization.

Temaru accused France of crimes against humanity and said that he hopes to hold French presidents accountable for the nuclear tests with the ICC complaint.

We owe it to all the people who died from the consequences of nuclear colonialism, he told the UN committee.

Maxime Chan from Te Ora Naho, an association for the protection of the environment in French Polynesia, told the UN that there had been 368 instances of radioactive fallout from the tests and that radioactive waste had also been discharged into the ocean violating international rules.

Three decades of nuclear tests

The French territory, currently home to 290,000 people, is best known for the popular tourist island of Tahiti, but its atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa were used for decades for nuclear tests....

15:36

Australias energy solution has been snatched away "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

news.com.au , 10 Oct 18, IT WAS Australias big hope for cutting your electricity bills and ending the climate wars but today its been confirmed thats not going to happen.  EVERYONE has been crying out for the major parties to agree on an energy policy for Australia but its becoming clear this is probably not going to happen.

At an energy forum being held in Sydney today, new Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor dismissed suggestions a bipartisan agreement was the way forward and pointed to the huge difference in the policies of the major parties.

I dont know how were going to get bipartisanship given we have a 26 per cent emissions reduction target and the other side has 45 per cent, Mr Taylor told the AFR Energy Forum 2018.

Australias energy policy is in tatters after the National Energy Guarantee was abandoned by the Coalition after Malcolm Turnbull lost the prime ministership.

Now even Labors shadow minister for climate change and energy Mark Butler has acknowledged defeat. Speaking after Mr Taylor, he said the idea of developing a bipartisan market mechanism to address climate and energy policy would not happen.

We need to recognise that the solution weve been banking on now for a number of years has been snatched away, he told the forum.

They (the Coalition) have walked away from the table because theyve said they cant countenance any agreement with Labor over climate and energy policy.

Mr Butler noted the two parties got close in 2016 with the emissions intensity scheme, then again in 2017 with the clean energy target and most recently with the NEG this year, but each time the policies were taken off the table largely due to revolt within the Coalition party room led by Tony Abbott, despite the policies having broad support among state and territory governments as well as the business community.

Now we confront a position where inv...

15:34

Renewable subsidies phased out by 2030 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/renewable-subsidies-phased-out-by-2030 Labor leader Bill Shorten says coal will be part of Australias energy mix for the foreseeable future, but wants renewable energy to be more accessible.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says a lack of policy is preventing Australia from becoming a renewable energy superpower, but admits coal will be part of the mix for the foreseeable future.

What we need to do is create investment certainty, write out what the rules are so we can get more renewable energy, he told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Renewable energy is getting cheaper and I want to make it more accessible to small business and consumers.

15:31

Racist Kansas GOP Official on Facebook about Sharice Davids: Indian will be sent packing to the reservation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Sharice Davids speaking to supporters. Photo by Rhonda LeValdo

Published October 11, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  Michael Kalny resigned his position as GOP precinct committeman on Wednesday after his racist Facebook post surfaced on Monday saying of Sharice David, an American Indian woman running for Congress, your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation.

Kalnys resignation was confirmed by Johnson County Republican Party chairman Mike Jones. Johnson County, is in the Third Congressional District in the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City.

On Monday, Kalny sent his racist Facebook message to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Womens north chapter.

This message doesnt represent Kansas values, and it doesnt represent the values of the Republicans we know, many who support this campaign, Davids told Native News Online in an email on Wednesday afternoon.

Davids is currently leading incumbent Congressman Kevin Yoder in a New York Times poll with 51 percent to Yoders 43 percent.

Davids did not grow up on the Ho-Chunk Nation Reservation, but grew up in a Kansas City suburb, raised by a single-working mother. Davids is  a lesbian, and a former professional mixed-martial-arts fighter. In addition, she is an attorney who worked in the Obama White House.

Davids, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won the Democratic nomination in Kansas 3rd Congressional District on August 8, 2018. Davids will face incumbent GOP Congressman Kevin Yoder in the general election in November.

Davids is one of two American Indian women running for Congress. Deb Haaland (Laguana Pueblo) is running in New Mexicos 1st Congressional district. Given there has never been an American Indian woman in Congress, Indian Country is rooting for both candidates.

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15:30

Tweet of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Tweet of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:30

"The Curse of a Promised Land" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Curse of a Promised Land"
by Umair Haque

"In recent essays, Ive advanced a strange, bizarre, and foolish notion. That America labors under something like a curse. The curse of a promised land. What a funny and odd thing to say, I know. And yet how many promised lands do you see over which the specters of violence, ruin, and hate dont seem to perpetually hang, like a funeral shroud? Over which the very same tribes seem doomed to fight over and over again, acting out something like an endless, perpetual, recurring tragedy? And isnt all that precisely what America seems trapped by?

Now, this is going to be a jarring and dark essay. I recommend you dont read it at all, in fact. Go watch Anderson Cooper or the latest sitcom. Do something acceptable. And if you still want to think about this strange and grim question - why is America collapsing before it became a civilized society? - with me, then come back. But in a while - if you really want to.

If you want me to put in that question in the terms of American discourse, it goes like this. America is a uniquely backwards place, an outlier among nations, a place that grew economically but never really progressed much socially, it always has been, and it seems unable, ever, really, to shake off the crushing weight of its past - why is that? But I dont want to speak to you like a pundit in this essay - with the stilted language of neoliberal quasi-statistical pseudoscience. Just as one tiny and mortal human being to another, I suppose, starting here. It is as if Americas soul is broken by some kind of terrible curse. But why? And who cursed it, anyways?

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15:28

Northern Territory signs PPA with 25MW solar farm, as grid reforms take shape RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Northern Territorys largest solar PV project seals a solar off-take deal with NT-owned utility Jacana Energy. The post Northern Territory signs PPA with 25MW solar farm, as grid reforms take shape appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Northern Territory signs PPA with 25MW solar farm, as grid reforms take shape RenewEconomy

15:27

The Dangers of Buying on Margin "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Dangers of Buying on Margin
By Joshua Kennon

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the 
experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

"So when this thing really goes down there is going to be a 
veritable tsunami of margin calls going out - this by itself signals that a brutal crash is not far over the horizon."
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15:27

One-third of Australian drivers looking to buy EV: Nissan RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Study of consumers who intend to purchase a new car in next three years found two out of three considering going electric. The post One-third of Australian drivers looking to buy EV: Nissan appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via One-third of Australian drivers looking to buy EV: Nissan RenewEconomy

15:26

New rules to increase cost of EV charger installs in Australia/NZ RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New rules will increase cost of installing car chargers, and could cause major headaches for strata managers unless combined with demand management software. The post New rules to increase cost of EV charger installs in Australia/NZ appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via New rules to increase cost of EV charger installs in Australia/NZ RenewEconomy

15:26

Solar brings new energy to Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone RenewEconomy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1MW plant signals new beginning for Chernobyl, where as much as 100MW of PV generation is expected to be built at the site of the worlds worst nuclear disaster. The post Solar brings new energy to Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone appeared first on RenewEconomy.

via Solar brings new energy to Chernobyl nuclear disaster zone RenewEconomy

15:25

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Oh what a tangled web a planetary nebula can weave. The Red Spider Planetary Nebula shows the complex structure that can result when a normal star ejects its outer gases and becomes a white dwarf star. Officially tagged NGC 6537, this two-lobed symmetric planetary nebula houses one of the hottest white dwarfs ever observed, probably as part of a binary star system. 
Click image for larger size.
Internal winds emanating from the central stars, visible in the center, have been measured in excess of 1000 kilometers per second. These winds expand the nebula, flow along the nebula's walls, and cause waves of hot gas and dust to collide. Atoms caught in these colliding shocks radiate light shown in the above representative-color picture by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Red Spider Nebula lies toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). Its distance is not well known but has been estimated by some to be about 4,000 light-years.
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15:24

Chet Raymo, Asperges Me, Domine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Asperges Me, Domine *
by Chet Raymo

Greystone Books publishes a series of "Literary Companions" to natural environments- mountains, rivers and lakes, deserts, gardens, and the sea, so far. Now they come to my environment- night- and have been kind enough to include a chapter from The Soul of the Night, the chapter called "The Shape of Night." I am in lovely company, admired companions of several generations - Diane Ackerman, Timothy Ferris, Annie Dillard, Henry Beston, Loren Eiseley, Louise Erdrich, Pico Iyer, and Gretel Ehrlich, to name but a few - all connoisseurs of darkness.

Our earliest mammalian ancestors were presumably nocturnal- to escape the predations of dinosaurs - but for most of human history we have been afraid of the dark, huddling in caves around stuttering fires, curled together in darkness like mice in a burrow. Night belonged to animals with big, dark-adapted eyes and sharp teeth, to footpads and graverobbers, to werewolves and vampires. Ironically, it was with the coming of electric illumination that it became reasonably...

15:22

The Way This Teacher Corrected This Kids Quiz Answers Has Enraged People Everywhere! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone learns differently and sometimes the way things are explained just dont work for us. Chances are at least at some point in your life going by the textbook just didnt work for you, right?

The image you see below has been circling the internet for a little while now and has Reddit users PISSED. The thread it was posted on currently has over 10,000 comments and basically, the way in which the student went about getting his or her answer was not something the teacher thought to be correct so the teacher corrected him or her.

Things like this while sometimes necessary depending on the situation really make kids not want to learn at all, especially when it comes to the world of math. Reddit users explained their concern in as many ways possible and it seems most agreed that there was a problem in the way that teachers these days go about correcting their students.

Reddit

 

Redditors commented as follows in regards:

MrSriracha I have a feeling I am going to be pissed off a lot when I have kids in grade school.

Deleted What pisses me off is that this is teaching the kid Why even bother learning anything in school? Even if I do it right, its still wrong.

Joot78 Admitting they are wrong in one instance does not fix the problem that the teacher is a dumbass.

Donald_Keyman Especially since the homework appears to be out of 6 points. So the teacher counted off about 17% because she is insufferable.

Edit: Just say the second answer, where the teacher did the same shit. This student made a D with no wrong answers.

Deleted How are people actually debating this?

The teacher is wrong and really bad at creative thinking, meaning a bad teacher.

Blahdenfreude That is precisely what they are doing. Rather than simply teach the child to memorize specific results or even methods which can best be implemented in simple situations, the instructors teach methods which will simplify much more difficult math problems when the student grows.

You could try to retrain the students after they grow, but that will dampen the results....

15:21

When Police Misuse Their Power to Control News Coverage, They Shouldnt Be Allowed To Use Probable Cause As a Shield Against Claims of First Amendment Violations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Journalists face increasingly hostile conditions covering public protests, presidential rallies, corruption, and police brutality in the course of work as watchdogs over government power. A case before the U.S. Supreme Court threatens press freedoms even further by potentially giving the government freer rein to arrest media people in retaliation for publishing stories or gathering news the government doesnt like.

EFF joined the National Press Photographers Association and 30 other media and nonprofit free speech organizations in urging the court to allow lawsuits by individuals who show they were arrested in retaliation for exercising their rights under the First Amendmentfor example, in the case of the news media by newsgathering, interviewing protestors, recording eventseven if the police had probable cause for the arrests. Instead of foreclosing such lawsuits, we urged the court to adopt a procedure whereby when theres an allegation of First Amendment retaliation, the burden shifts to police to show not only the presence of probable cause, but that they would have made the arrests anyway, regardless of the targets First Amendment activities. EFF and its partners filed a brief with the Supreme Court October 9, 2018.

The courts decision in this case may well have far-reaching implications for all First Amendment rights, including freedom of the press. Examples abound of journalists and news photographers being arrested while doing their jobs, swept up by police as they try to cover violent demonstrations and confrontations with law enforcementwhere press scrutiny is most needed. Last year 34 journalists were arrested while seeking to document or report news. Nine journalists covering violent protests around President Trumps inauguration were arrested. Police arrested reporters covering the Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Ninety journalists were arrested covering Occupy Wall Street protests between 2011 and 2012.

Arrests designed to simply halt or to punish ones speech are...

15:21

How a Map of Palestine Drove the American Neo-colonial Elite Mad "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Juan Cole Source I mirrored a map of modern Palestinian history that has the virtue of showing graphically what has happened to the Palestinians politically and territorially in the past century. Andrew Sullivan then mirrored the map from my site, which set off a lot of thunder and noise among anti-Palestinian writers like Jeffrey []

15:20

Whaleoil bookclub book reviews "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

With the holidays coming up Oilers are going to be doing a lot of reading (hopefully under a tree at the beach or tucked up in bed with a cuppa). A commenter recently asked what had happened to our Whaleoil bookclub book reviews. We havent done them for a long time because we have been [] The post Whaleoil bookclub book reviews appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:20

October 11th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #630 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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

15:19

The U.S. GFS Beats the European Center Model on Hurricane Track--Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today, an extraordinarily intense Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf coast near Panama City, Florida, with devastating effects on some coastal towns, and plenty of damage inland.   The central pressure of Michael was roughly 919 hPa, making it one of the deepest (lowest pressure) hurricanes to strike the U.S. in a century.   To provide some perspective, a deep Pacific low hitting the Northwest coast might have a central pressure of 980 hPa, and our strongest storm in a century...the Columbus Day Storm of  1962...bottomed out at around 955 hPa.


But let's talk about the forecasts for Michael.     Number one, the track forecasts were stunningly good in the days before.  The graphic below shows you the forecasts by a number of numerical forecast models, all starting at 5 PM on Saturday.  Most of the models nailed the track.  The blue line is the current US global model (the GFS).   Of some worry, the proposed new global model (FV3, brown)....did not do as well.

But lets look at the track error a bit more quantitatively, by examining a graphic of the mean absolute  track error of various modeling systems for 12, 24, 48, and 72 h into the future (from the excellent website of Professor Brian Tang of  Univ. of AlbanY). AVNO is the current GFS model and ECMF is the famed European model.   Both are similar and quite good (less than 50 km error) at 12 hr, but by 72h, the European is MUCH worse (340 km error) compared to the spectacular GFS results (75 km error).

15:18

Freedom and Other Illusions: Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Freedom and Other Illusions Excursions into what used to be called high versus low culture (or, illusions concerning American art) With a view of art as revolt / counter-revolt

15:16

We need fair global trade, not Trump unilateralism "IndyWatch Feed National"

11 October 2018: There was a reported meeting this week in Beijing between Chinese and European Union trade officials about changes to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Were still waiting to hear outcomes of the meeting, which follows change proposals and continued negotiations between WTO members.

Member states have been under increasing pressure to reform the WTO by the USs America First tactics which reject the rules of global forums. Trump has condemned the WTO as unfair to the US, has threatened to withdraw from the body, has refused to reappoint WTO judges, and defied WTO rules in imposing huge unilateral tariffs on Chinese and other imports to the US. Trump wants China to agree to tougher rules on subsidies, state-owned companies and preferential treatment.

What is the WTO, and why is the US thwarting it?

The WTO claims it is a global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations," whose goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

Of the 196 countries globally, 164 of them are members of the WTO. Established in 1995, WTO is dominated by the largest industrialised economies. Though decisions are made by consensus between all member states, other measures can be used exert pressure on Global South countries to acquiesce to agreements detrimental to their economies. Although some bigger economies like China and India are now challenging the dominance of Global North countries like the US in the WTO, the US, EU and Japan remain dominant.

These richer industrialised countries want greater access for their products and investments, and less regulation by governments, than is delivered by WTO agreements.  This has been resisted by developing countries.

The United States Japan and the EU and other wealthier countries like Australia have moved outside the WTO, negotiating many bilateral, and regional free trade agreements instead, which leave out or can be harmful to Global South nations.

Although legally binding, these free trade agreements are usually negotiated in secret, and often limit governments abilities to regulate in the interest of workers or the environment...

15:16

ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- October 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

MIDWEEK BY ZAP 10-10-18

Zap Says


HI ALL,

WE ARE ALL WAITING FOR IT. IT IS COMING AND SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. ANOTHER FEW DAYS TILL THE DETAILS ARE IRONED OUT AND WE START RECEIVING THE FIRST BITS AND BEGIN THE OPERATIONAL SIDE OF THINGS.

I HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH SCIENTISTS AND OTHER BRIGHT FOLK AND THE TECH IS ABOUT TO COME OUT FULL FORCE. THE VERY FIRST THING WE DO WILL BE WATER AS IT TURNS OUT. FRESH, CLEAN, PRISTINE, OXYGENATED WATER THAT IS LIFE ITSELF.

THERE ARE OTHER MATTERS IN PROGRESS THAT MEAN EVERYTHING FOR OUR HUMANITY AND I SO WISH I COULD TALK ABOUT THEM BUT NO GO. I HAVE TO KEEP IT ZIPPED A BIT LONGER AND IT AINT FUN.

ONE SIGNIFICANT THING I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT THE TECH THAT WILL BEGIN THE CLEANUP, IS ALREADY READY AND SET TO GO. WHEN THE TIME COMES, AND IT WILL BE VERY SOON I AM ASSURED, IT WILL BE LET LOOSE FOR THE WORLD AND IT WILL BE MAGNIFICENT.

THERE IS A PRECONDITION THOUGH. THE PHILOSOPHY HAS TO CATCH UP TO THE TECHNOLOGY. IMAGINE GIVING A MONKEY A MONKEY WRENCH (NO PUN). WHAT WILL THE MONKEY DO? WE KNOW THAT A FLYING PIG WILL PUT IT TO GOOD USE AND FIX EQUIPMENT OR THE PLUMBING, BUT THE MONKEY WILL SCRATCH SOME PART OF HIMSELF AND WALK AWAY UNLESS HE FIGURES OUT HE CAN USE IT TO CRACK NUTS OR ANOTHER MONKEY THATS BOTHERING HIM.

WHAT IF WE GOT ANTI GRAVITY ALL OF A SUDDEN? WHAT WOULD WE DO WITH IT? YEEHAAH ALL OVER THE PLANET AND BEYOND, OR BUILD SOPHISTICATED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS. MAYBE A MIXTURE OF BOTH, BUT YOU GET MY MEANING RIGHT? THE MORE ADVANCED THE TECH IS, THE MORE BEWILDERING IT CAN BE IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE UNDERSTANDING OF IT AND THE RAMIFICATIONS OF USING IT UNWISELY.

THIS IS A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN SO BEFORE WE GET THIS TECH, WE HAD BETTER GET IN TUNE WITH OURSELVES. SOME OF IT HAS TO DIRECTLY WITH THE CONTROL INTERFACE COMING DIRECTLY FROM OUR MIND. HOWS THAT FOR A CAN OF PEACHES?

PROPER NUTRITION HAS A LOT TO DO WITH A NICE HEALTHY PINEAL. OTHER CHEMICAL METHODS CAN STIMULATE IT INTO WORKING MODE BUT ANYTHING ARTIFICIAL FOSTERS MORE ARTIFICIAL SO THAT DOES NOT REALLY WORK. WHAT DOES WORK IS OUR ABILITY TO AWAKEN, GET I...

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Free Downloads: Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"; "The Garden of the Prophet" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Prophet - On Pain"

"Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its
heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder
at the daily miracles of your life, your pain
would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your
heart, even as you have always accepted
the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity
through the winters of your grief.

Pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided
by the tenderness of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips,
has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter
has moistened with His own sacred tears."

~ Kahlil Gibran

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Thursday October 11th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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

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I love animals theyre delicious "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

We know you all would like to get your hands on some delicious non-halal Whalemeat ( made from 100% vegetarian animals) so a competition had to be created. If you havent already got a subscription to Whaleoil now is the perfect time to subscribe because ALL subscribers to Whaleoil will go in the draw to win [] The post I love animals theyre delicious appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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8 Crucial Reasons Why You Can Never Lie To An Empath (Its So Much Harder Than You Think) "IndyWatch Feed World"

Empaths are not easy people to trick. They can spot liars in more ways than most people could imagine, sure they dont always call them out but they know who they are.

Empaths are people who can pick up on the emotions of others much deeper than your average person can. They sense things and understand things on a level that is seemingly unreal. Because of this, they are able to spot some things that everyone else would overlook.

Below I am going to go over some of the reasons why Empaths are so good at spotting liars and what makes it so hard to get one over on them. When it comes to lying to an empath, you should probably just avoid it completely. There is no sense in lying to someone who more than likely can see right through you.

8 Reasons Why You Just Cannot Lie To An Empath:

1. They can tell when youre holding back.

When youre not giving the full truth or youre trying to keep something from coming out they notice. Empaths can feel that there is something more that theyre not seeing. While they might not know what that something more is, they know it is present.

2. They can see your negative emotions.

Empaths can see negative emotions; its like theyre pouring out of those who lie. When you hate someone in the room, your rage is something that beats off of you.

3. They are good at cutting people out of their lives.

Empaths dont usually let those who seem distant or not genuine close. They cut them out of their lives before they get the chance to lie. While this might seem like a lot, its crucial.

4. Being around people who are not genuine makes them feel sickly.

Empaths tend to feel very drained and weak around those who are liars or not genuine in general. They cannot handle spending a lot of time with these people as it makes them feel sickly. While this might sound a bit odd, their energies really make a difference.

5. They can sense your prejudice.

Empaths can sense the things a person is prejudice about. If you are secretly racist or something of the sort, the empath will know. You might not be hiding it as well as you thought you were.

6. They pay attention to details.

Empaths pay attention to every single detail. They notice things that most other people do not. Body language, demeanor and emotions show a lot more than most people think.

7. They can sense sincerity.

Empaths know when someone is being truly sincere. If youre not being sincere you might as well go ahead and give yourself up. The empath knows there is something going on.

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On rape, Bill Shorten and police forces run by PR agencies "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last night Victoria Police won the @PRIANational Victorian Awards for Excellence in the Thought Leadership category, for our innovative podcast 'Unspeakable: Understanding Sexual Crime'. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/ISkvSLId9E Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) October 11, 2018

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The funnel of human experience "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

So humanity in aggregate has spent about ten times as long worshiping the Greek gods as weve spent watching Netflix.

Weve spent another ten times as long having sex as weve spent worshiping the Greek gods.

And weve spent ten times as long drinking coffee as weve spent having sex.

Furthermore:

It turns out that if you add up all these years, 50% of human experience has happened after 1309 AD. 15% of all experience has been experienced by people who are alive right now.

This should cheer you all up, yes indeed there is no great stagnation no wonder the rate of productivity growth has been so high:

FHI reports that 90% of PhDs that have ever lived are alive right now.

That is from eukaryote at LessWrong.  Hat tip goes to the always-excellent The Browser.

The post The funnel of human experience appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

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Global Warming Court Orders Pathetic Analysis "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the Netherlands, the high court has now ordered the Dutch Government to cut greenhouse gases by 25% before end 2020. The court called it a Violation of the duty of care pursuant to articles 2 and 8 ECHR. The state must now further reduce greenhouse gases. Then we have the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that now says coal-fired electricity must end by 2050 if we are to limit global warming rises to 1.5C. They have NEVER heard of cycles and they simply project whatever trend is in motion will stay in motion. They never take nature into account and ignore everything else in the entire world not to mention volcanoes.

Rather than actually outlaw anything, the governments prefer to PUNISH people, which is far more profitable, by raising taxes dramatically. Now a Harvard study shows that large-scale Wind Farms also raise the temperature.

The way you do research is you test EVERY connection you do not start with a presumption and then go off and try to prove something. On top of that, there are cycles to absolutely everything. There is nothing void of a cyclical nature.

Indeed, the 20th century will be remembered for four scientific revolutionsRelativity, Quantum Mechanics, Chaos and Fractal Geometry. The Father of Chaos Theory is Edward Norton Lorenz (19172008) who was an American mathematician and meteorologist. Lorenz was certainly THE pioneer in Chaos Theory. A professor at MIT, Lorenz was the first to recognize what is now called chaotic behavior in the mathematical modeling of weather systems.

During the 1950s, Lorenz observed that there was a cyclical non-linear na...

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"Danger..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other, even more reasonable, says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second."
- Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace"

"All our mortal lives are set in danger and perplexity: one day to prosper,
 and the next - who knows? When all is well, then look for rocks ahead."
- Sophoclese, "Philoctetes"
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That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself in a most tragic way.

Little Nassir was not just another number, a martyr to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much more than that.

The stream of blood that poured out from his head wound on that terrible afternoon drew a line in time that travelled back 18 years.

Almost 18-years to the day separates Nassirs recent murder and the Israeli army killing of Mohammed Al-Durrah, also 12, on September 30, 2000. Between these dates, hundreds of Palestinian children have perished in similar ways.

Reports by the rights group, Btselem, are rife with statistics: 954 Palestinian children were killed between the Second Intifada in 2000 and Israels war on Gaza, the so-called Operation Cast Lead in 2008. In the latter war alone, 345 child were reportedly killed, in addition to another 367 child fatalities reported in Israels latest war, Protective Edge of 2014.

But Mohammed and Nassir and thousands like them are not mere numbers; they have more in common than simply being the ill-fated victims of trigger-happy Israeli soldiers.

In that single line of blood that links Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah, there is a narrative so compelling, yet often neglected. The two 12-year-old boys looked so much alike small, handsome, dark skinned refugees, whose families were driven from villages that were destroyed in 1948 to make room for todays Israel.

Young as they were, both were victims of that reality. Mohammed, died while crouching by the side of his father, Jamal, as he beseeched the Israelis to stop shooting. 18 years later, Nassir walked with thousands of his peers to the fence separating besieged Gaza from Israel, stared at the face of the snipers and chanted for a free Palestine.

Between the two boys, the entire history of Palestine can be written, not only that of victimization and violence, but also of steadfastness and honor, passed from one generation to the next.

Who will carry on with the dream, were the words...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Voting Rights Become A Flashpoint In Georgia Governors Race

Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia.

Ben Nadler

ATLANTA (AP) Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if theyre registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered.

I was kind of shocked, said Appling-Nunez, who moved from one Atlanta suburb to another in May and believed she had successfully changed her address on the voter rolls.

Ive always voted. I try to not miss any elections, including local ones, Appling-Nunez said.

She tried re-registering, but with about one month left before a November election that will decide a governors race and some competitive U.S. House races, Appling-Nunezs application is one of over 53,000 sitting on hold with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemps office. And unlike Appling-Nunez, many people on that list which is predominantly black, according to an analysis by The Associated Press may not even know their voter registration has been held up.

Tuesday is Georgias deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election.

Kemp, whos also the Republican candidate for governor, is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia.

His Democratic opponent, former state Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Kemp is systematically using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election, and that his policies disproportionately affect black and minority voters.

Kemp denies it vehemently.

But through a process that Kemp calls voter roll maintenance and his opponents call voter roll purges, Kemps office has cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012. Nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone.

In a recent television appearance on Comedy Centrals The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Abrams called Kemp a remarkable architect of voter suppression. Thats become a rallying cry for Democrats in the governors race,...

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VIDEO: Paul Hawken Drawdown "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Talk by Paul Hawken editor of the new book Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming recorded April 21st at Town Hall Seattle. Project Drawdown gathers and facilitates a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information [...] full article 

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Understanding How Free Trade is Circumvented "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Hi Martin,
I just read your blog on the new NAFTA. One important point that you missed is the control the new agreement gives to the US over Canada in its trade deals it makes with other countries, (China being the target) The US gets to review all deals before they are signed and give their blessing or veto them if they feel they are not in the US best interest. Canada has to do what the US says or they risk being cut out of the new NAFTA. Basically, Canada has signed over its rights as a country to deal with other countries without the USs blessing.
You have mentioned on many occasions to be prepared or positioned for the up and coming world events that will destroy peoples wealth. Will you be giving some insight or specifics as how to prepare? The time feels like it is nearing and I for one dont feel prepared.

Thanks to you and your team for all the efforts and information that you share with us, little people.
C

ANSWER: The terms of this new trade agreement does include a veto clause. But it is not as sinister as you may suspect. In the world of hackers, you reroute your traffic through various different countries so it cannot be traced definitively to the sources despite what the Democrats, NSA, and CIA all say about Russian hacking.

Trade is exactly the same problem. China could circumvent a trade deal with the USA by offering a bribe to Canada, and then Canda becomes the importer to circumvent the trade deals with China. This is the whole problem with trade and it stems from the same complexity that I warned the Feds buying in of US Treasury bonds to stimulate the economy would NOT create inflation. The assumption was that ALL BONDS were owned by Americans. But when up to 40% of such bonds are held outside the USA, the stimulation becomes exported.

The European Central Bank has maintained its stupid Quantitative Easing with no luck for 10 years. We have major banking clients in Europe. Some moved money to their IS branch and then deposited the cash in the Feds excess reserves. Others have now called us in because they ran off any bought Emerging Market Debt, particularly Turkey, to co...

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Rebellion and Possibility: Voices in the Anti-ICE Struggle Vol. II "IndyWatch Feed War"

As ICEs brutality continues to shatter lives, we continue to document the struggle to abolish the institution. Weve compiled more stories of radical struggle against ICE, the border patrol, and the police; documenting the different tactics, successes, and philosophies from around the country.

Originally published by Radical Education Department.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

We would like to thank the all of the contributors for each article that weve compiled, and the websites that originally published those writings and from which they were borrowed.

Again, this volume, like the first, is only one very limited snapshot of the vast anti-ICE uprising, which developed powerful expressions in many more than the few cities represented here.

If you missed it, Volume 1 can be found here.

 

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Operation Endless War? 17 Years In Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

We have passed the 17 year mark on the Afghan war and the Taliban control more territory than they have at any time since the launch. So for trillions of dollars, thousands of deaths, and 17 years of US government effort, victory is no closer than at day one. Does President Trump want out? Perhaps. []

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Nobel Prize is Not Handed Out For Accomplishment but for Politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION:  Hello Martin,
It would be very interesting to hear your thoughts about this year Nobel Prize winners in Economics and their work. I insist it should be you and your team that gets such prize, but will that ever happen?..
Much appreciation for your great contribution to humanity, best wishes from Scandinavia,
AM

ANSWER: They gave Obama the Nobel Prize for just being the first Black president before he even did anything. The Yale economist William D. Nordhaus won the Nobel Prize in economics as always not for actually proving something, but for supporting something they just want to hear. Nordhaus has spent the better part of four decades trying to persuade governments to address climate change, preferably by imposing a tax on carbon emissions. Many countries had adopted his views and used it to justify imposing taxes such as Canada right down to every home.

Economics is a SOCIAL SCIENCE which means you do not have to actually produce anything and prove it is true as in physics. Every year we have disappointment after disappointment because there are no actual criteria to warrant a Nobel Prize in Economics. All you have to do is paint a pretty picture like Karl Marx that Utopia is just around the corner and all we have to do is surrender more if not all our rights to the government.

The fundamental idea upon which Nordhaus has based his proposition is that government can alter and...

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What if the President and the Senate Just Pulled a Fast One? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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What if the whole purpose of an independent judiciary is to be anti-democratic? What if its job is to disregard politics? What if its duty is to preserve the liberties of the minority even a minority of one from the tyranny of the majority? What if that tyranny can come from unjust laws or a just laws unjust enforcement?

What if we have a right to insist that judges be neutral and open-minded rather than partisan and predisposed to a particular ideology? What if presidential candidates promise to nominate judges and justices who they believe will embrace certain ideologies?

What if history shows that Supreme Court justices appointed by Democratic presidents typically stay faithful to their pre-judicial ideologies? What if history shows that justices appointed by Republican presidents tend to migrate leftward, toward the middle of the ideological spectrum? What if some Republican-appointed justices such as Sandra Day OConnor, Anthony M. Kennedy and David Souter migrated across the ideological spectrum so far that they became pillars of the high courts abortion jurisprudence even though the presidents who appointed them publicly expected the opposite?

What if the real business of judging is interpreting words in the Constitution and federal statutes? What if there is no ideologically neutral way to do that?

What if one theory of constitutional interpretation espoused by people who say we have a living Constitution informs that the words written decades or centuries ago should be interpreted and understood in accordance with their ordinary meaning today? What if this theory lets judges decide what those words mean today?

What if the opposite theory of constitutional interpretation called originalism informs that the meanings of words in the Constitution and federal statutes were permanently fixed at the time of their enactment? What if this theory binds judges to well-grounded historical meanings of words and the values they express? What if there is no reconciliation between these two theories of constitutional interpretation? What if judges and justices must choose one or the other or variants of each?

What if the Constitution proclaims itself to be the supreme law of the land? What if that means that all laws and presidential prerogatives that are contrary to the Constitution are u......

Empire Loyalists Grieve "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

World War Three proponent and US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced her resignation today, to the dismay of establishment bootlickers everywhere.

Nikki Haley, ambassador to the United Nations, has resigned, leaving the administration with one less moderate Republican voice, tweeted the New York Times, without defining what specifically is moderate about relentlessly pushing for war and starvation sanctions at every opportunity and adamantly defending the slaughter of unarmed Palestinian protesters with sniper fire.

Too bad Nikki Haley has resigned, tweeted law professor turned deranged Russia conspiracy theorist Laurence Tribe. She was one of the last members of Trumplandia with even a smidgen of decency.

Thank you @nikkihaley for your remarkable service. We look forward to welcoming you back to public service as President of the United States, tweeted Mark Dubowitz, Chief Executive of the neoconservative think tank/covert Israeli war psyop firm Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Thank you @nikkihaley for your service in the @UN and unwavering support for Israel and the truth, tweeted the fucking IDF. The soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces salute you!

Im not going to go over every single fawning, sycophantic tweet, but if you ever ingest poison and cant afford to go to the hospital because of Americas disastrous healthcare system, you can always try going to Haleys Twitter page and looking at all the empire loyalists shes been retweeting whove been falling all over themselves to paint her as something other than the bloodthirsty psychopath that she is. If that doesnt empty your stomach contents all over your screen, you are mad...

The Deregulation Bogeyman "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Ten years after the financial crisis of 2008, your friends are still saying the same thing:

Dont you libertarians know the financial crisis was caused by deregulation?

It was not in any way caused by deregulation. We have to get this right, and we cant let it pass.

F.A. Hayek once noted how important history was to current events: if we misunderstand history, were going to do the wrong things in the present. So if we think the late nineteenth century was characterized by monopolies from which wise government officials rescued us (and, unfortunately, this is indeed what most people believe), well have different views on antitrust law than we otherwise would. Likewise, if we think the Great Depression was caused by laissez faire, that will influence the kind of economic policy we advocate today.

So if people believe deregulation caused the financial crisis of 2008, and wise government policy delivered us from it, you can imagine how that, too, might influence future policy.

As I show in my new eBook The Deregulation Bogeyman (its free, by the way), none of the deregulation that did occur had anything to do with what happened in 2008 and the years that led up to it.

There is no repealed regulation that would have prevented the housing bubble and subsequent bust. Ask your friends exactly which repealed regulation(s) theyre talking about and theyll run the other way. (The smart ones will mutter something about Glass Steagall; I handle that one in the book.) Banks did nothing they had not been allowed to do all along. The crisis occurred because banks made bad loans in other words, they performed a traditional banking function badly.

There is a certain navete, too, in the idea that we might somehow regulate our way out of a bubble once the Federal Reserve has blown one up. By that point the horse has left the stable.

The regulators themselves were essentially clueless as well, beginning with Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairmen during the relevant years. Bernanke couldnt have been more wrong in his assessment of the housing market, lending standards, and the existence of a bubble.

On the eve of the crisis...

Googles Secret Scheme "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Leaked Google documents suggest the tech giant wants increased censorship of the internet and believes other internet firms should police debate online.

The 85-page paper, leaked by a Google employee, claims that cyber harassment, racism and people venting their frustrations are eroding free speech online.

It says that the ability to post anonymously has empowered online commenters to express their views recklessly and with abandon.

Censoring the internet could make comment sections safer and more civil for everyone, the report concludes.

In response to the leak, Google insisted the document was not company policy, though it admitted the research was something being considered by top bosses.

Internet rights advocates said that censoring online debate risks hampering free speech and creating an environment in which the views of some groups are not tolerated by big technology firms.

Cyber harassment, cyber racism and venting are among the listed reasons for the why users have behaved badly

The report reads: When theyre angry, people vent their frustrations.

But whereas people used to tell friends and family about bad experiences, the internet now provides a limitless audience for our gripes.

Anonymity of users is also earmarked as a potential danger online, claiming that people were more likely to share abhorrent or radical views due to the lack of accountability.

Racism, hate speech, trolling and harassment are also mentioned in the extensive report, which was leaked to Breitbart.

It adds: Although people have long been racist, sexist and hateful in many other ways, they werent empowered by the internet to recklessly express their views with abandon.

Groups which were once minority have been emboldened to discuss their radical views online as the internet provides them with a safe space to communicate, the report suggests.

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The Safest Car Ever Built? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

At Tesla, wishes are the same as facts. So when Tesla wishes the Model 3 to be the safest car ever built then it must be so.

Except NHTSA the federal saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety regulatory agency which rates the saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety of new cars takes exception to Teslas claims.

The feather-ruffle began over the weekend, when Tesla let loose  a lengthy blog post claiming that it had engineered the Model 3 to be the safest car ever built and that NHTSAs tests show that it has the lowest probability of injury of all cars the safety agency has ever tested.

But in a statement released on Tuesday, NHTSA disputed Teslas claims.

A 5-star rating is the highest safety rating a vehicle can achieve, the agency said in the statement. And then: NHTSA does not distinguish safety performance beyond that rating, thus there is no safest vehicle among those vehicles achieving 5-star ratings.

What this means in plain English is that a given cars star ranking is awarded within its class and relative to other cars within that class. A compact-sized car that receives a 5 Star ranking is safer (all this means is it scores higher on various crash tests, not that it is more or less likely to crash) than a compact-sized car that receives a 4 Star ranking .

It does not mean the 5 Star compact is as safe as a 5 Star full-size car . . . or even a 4 Star one.

Size does matter when it comes to occupant protection a fact which NHTSA does not clearly explain to people and which Tesla is trying to exploit via its safest car ever flim-flam.

The Model 3 received 5 Star ratings in frontal and side crash tests, rollover prevention and overall. The 2018 Honda Accord, Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry also scored 5 stars in those categories and all of them are mid-sized cars.

They are not as safe as full-size cars with the same 5 Star ranking. Take an S-Class Mercedes and a Model 3 and let them collide at 40 MPH and this fact will become extremely obvious.

NHTSA warned Tesla that using terms such as safest and perfect to describe a particular rating or an overall score are misleading.

Certainly. But it ought to apply the same brush strokes to itself as much as Tesla. The star ranking system is hugely misleading because most people have no idea that these rankings are not general. They assume that a 5-Star ranked little car is just as safe as a 5 Star-ranked full-size car.

Its not.

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What if We Listened to the Southern Founders? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mel Bradfords outstanding tome A Better Guide Than Reason lifted that phrase from a speech John Dickinson made during the Philadelphia Convention in 1787. Dickinson worried that the delegates to what we now call the Constitutional Convention were insistent on crafting a document that would reinvent the government of the United States, something James Madison proposed with his now famous Virginia Plan. Dickinson cautioned against this course of action. He thought any new constitution should not be the best document the delegates to the Convention could imagine, but should instead be the best document that the States would accept, meaning one that relied on the customary and familiar traditions of the American experience. These were the time tested maxims of government, society, and law.

This August 1787 speech, more than Alexander Hamiltons troubling exposition in June 1787 on the potential beauty of a soft monarchy, set the tone for the rest of the Convention. Other members of the founding generation echoed Dickinson, both during the Convention and in the State ratification debates, but Dickinson said it best.

Unfortunately, no one continues to listen to either Dickinson, or more importantly, the other friends of the Constitution who insisted on adhering to the document as it was ratified in 1788. That Constitution, not the one the so called anti-federalists warned against, is the one we should follow today.

Certainly, men like George Mason and Patrick Henry have been proven correct in their description of what would happen should the States ratify the Constitution, but this is no badge of honor. They were publicly informed throughout the months during the ratification process that their fears were unfounded, that the government under the Constitution would never abuse its authority, and that the people of the States had nothing to fear from this more perfect Union. This would be true if we listened to these now forgotten friends of the Constitution, many of whom were prominent Southerners. It is certainly more fun to hold up Mason or Henry and say, See, they told you so, but it is more productive to read the statements of the proponents of the document when engaging in debates about the meaning and nature of the Constitution.

Dont be Joseph Story. It was Story, after all, who famously told us that the Constitution means what the opponents like Henry said it would mean. If anyone had believed that in 1788, the Constitution would never have been ratified.

So who were these Southern friends of the Constitution? In addition to the...

US Openly Threatens Russia With War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison is a highly placed diplomat. Her words, whatever they may be, are official, which includes the ultimatums and threats that have become the language increasingly used by US diplomats to implement the policy of forceful persuasion or coercive diplomacy. Bellicose declarations are being used this way as a tool.

On Oct. 2, the ambassador proved it again. According to her statement, Washington is ready to use force against Russia. Actually, she presented an ultimatum Moscow must stop the development of a missile that the US believes to be in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty). If not, the American military will destroy it before the weapon becomes operational. At that point, we would be looking at the capability to take out a (Russian) missile that could hit any of our countries, Hutchison stated at a news conference. Counter measures (by the United States) would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty, she added. They are on notice. This is nothing other than a direct warning of a preemptive strike.

It is true that compliance with the INF Treaty is a controversial issue. Moscow has many times claimed that Washington was in violation, and that position has been substantiated. For instance, the Aegis Ashore system, which has been installed in Romania and is to be deployed in Poland, uses the Mk-41 launcher that is capable of firing intermediate-range Tomahawk missiles. This is a flagrant breach of the INF Treaty. The fact is undeniable. The US accuses Moscow of possessing and testing a ground-launched cruise missile with a range capability of 500 km to 5,500 km (310-3,417 miles), but there has never been any proof to support this claim. Russia has consistently denied the charges. It says the missile in question the 9M729 is in compliance with t...

Cultural Marxism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another name for the neo-Marxism of increasing popularity in the United States  is cultural Marxism. This theory says that the driving force behind the socialist revolution is not the proletariat but the intellectuals. While Marxism has largely disappeared from the workers movement, Marxist theory flourishes today in cultural institutions, in the academic world, and in the mass media. This cultural Marxism goes back to Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) and the Frankfurt School. The theorists of Marxism recognized that the proletariat would not play the expected historical role as a revolutionary subject. Therefore, for the revolution to happen, the movement must depend on the cultural leaders to destroy the existing, mainly Christian, culture and morality and then drive the disoriented masses to Communism as their new creed. The goal of this movement is to establish a world government in which the Marxist intellectuals have the final say. In this sense, the cultural Marxists are the continuation of what started with the Russian revolution.

Lenin and the Soviets

Led by Lenin, the perpetrators of the revolution regarded their victory in Russia only as the first step to the world revolution. The Russian Revolution was neither Russian nor proletarian. In 1917, the industrial workers in Russia represented only a small part of the workforce, which mainly consisted of peasantry. The Russian Revolution was not the result of a labor movement but of a group of professional revolutionaries. A closer look at the composition of the Bolshevist party and of the first governments of the Soviet state and its repressive apparatus reveals the true character of the Soviet revolution as a project that did not aim at freeing the Russian people from the Tsarist yoke but wa...

James Woods: I Guess They Want Civil War Would Not End Well for Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The extreme left is desperately trying to instigate a civil war, and prominent left-wing leaders are fueling the fire.

Take, for example, recent calls for violence from none other than Hillary Clinton, as James Woods pointed out on Twitter last night:

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Jury Duty Gives You the Power To Erase Bad Laws "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theres not a single person that has to go to prison in the USA for growing, selling, using, or possessing marijuana.

But 21 states still prohibit marijuana use, cultivation, or sale in any form, even for medical use.

Everything cannabis related is still illegal at the federal level. As a schedule 1, highly illegal drug, marijuana is considered just as dangerous and addictive as heroin.

Yet PEW Research says 62% of Americans nationwide support marijuana legalization.

So it is reasonable to think that about 7 or 8 people on any randomly selected 12 person jury disagree with laws criminalizing marijuana.

And those people have the power to deliver a not guilty verdict, based on their belief that marijuana laws are unjust.

This is one example of how jury nullification can be used to erase or nullify, bad laws.

The Power of Juries

In the United States, all accused criminals have the right to be tried by a jury of their peers.

Adults from the area where an alleged crime was committed are chosen to hear the court case. They have to weigh the evidence. And if they have any reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime, they are supposed to deliver a not guilty verdict.

But not everyone knows that juries can also deliver a not guilty verdict when they disagree with the law.

So say all the evidence clearly shows that, for example, a veteran was growing marijuana to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

As a juror, you do NOT have to deliver a guilty verdict, even if you are 100% sure he committed the crime. Instead, you can disagree that it should be criminal at all, and say not guilty.

Unfortunately, defense attorneys are often not allowed to argue in court for jury nullification. The judge can force them to only argue the facts of the case. They usually cannot suggest that the jury find the defendant not guilty because the law is unjust.

Some states, like New Hampshire and Oregon, have tried to pass laws requiring courts to inform juries of their right to nullify.

New Hampshires bill would require courts to inform juries that even if the facts point clearly to guilt, you may still find that based upon the facts of this case a guilty verdict will yield an unjust result, and you may find the defendant not guilty.

Of course, prosecutors will do everything possible to give the impression that the jury must decide the case based on the facts, and a strict reading of the law.

Sometimes, they will even lie.

...

Real Economics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A widely anticipated textbook, Universal Economics, has just been published by Liberty Fund. Its authors are two noted UCLA economists, the late Armen A. Alchian and William R. Allen. Editor Jerry L. Jordan was their student and later became a member of President Ronald Reagans Council of Economic Advisers, as well as the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Professor Alchian was probably the greatest microeconomic theorist of the 20th century, while Professor Allens genius was in the area of international trade and the history of economic thought. Both were tenacious mentors of mine during my student days at UCLA in the mid-1960s and early 70s.

Universal Economics' 680 pages, not including its glossary and index, reflect a friendly chat I had with Professor Alchian during one of the UCLA economics departments weekly faculty/graduate student coffee hour, in which he said, Williams, the true test of whether someone understands his subject is whether he can explain it to someone who doesnt know a darn thing about it. Thats precisely what Universal Economics does explain economics in a way that anyone can understand. Theres no economic jargon, just a tiny bit of simple mathematics and a few graphs.

Chapter 1 introduces the fundamental issue that faces all of mankind scarcity. How does one know whether things are scarce? Thats easy. When human wants exceed the means to satisfy those wants, we say that theres scarcity. The bounds to human wants do not frequently reveal themselves; however, the means to satisfy those wants are indeed limited. Thus, scarcity creates conflict issues namely, what things will be produced, how will they be produced, when will they be produced and who will get them? Analyzing those issues represents the heart of microeconomics.

Alchian and Allen want your study of economics to be interesting and enjoyable. They caution: Youll be brainwashed in the desirable sense of removing erroneous beliefs. You will begin to suspect that a vast majority of what people popularly believe about economic events is at least misleading and often wrong. The authors give a long list of erroneous beliefs that people hold. Heres a tiny sample: Employers pay for employer-provided insurance; larger incomes for some people require smaller incomes for others; minimum wage legislation helps the unskilled and minorities; foreign imports reduce the number of domestic jobs; equal pay for equal work laws aid women, minorities and the yo...

The CDCs Influenza Math Doesnt Add Up "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Every year at about this time, public health officials and their media megaphones start up the drumbeat to encourage everyone (including half-year-old infants, pregnant women and the invalid elderly) to get a flu shot. Never mind that more often than not the vaccines dont work, and sometimes even increase the risk of getting sick.

To buttress their alarmist message for 2018-2019, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies held a press conference and issued a press release on September 27, citing a particularly record-breaking (though unsubstantiated) 80,000 flu deaths last year. Having medical experts and public health authorities publiclystate concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) is part and parcel of the CDCs documented playbook for fostering public interest and highdemand for flu shots. CDCs media relations experts frankly admit that framing the current flu season as more severe than last or past years or more deadly is a highly effective strategy for garnering strong interest and attention from both the media and the public.

If accurate, 80,000 deaths would represent an enormous (and mystifying) one-year jumptens of thousands more flu deaths compared to the already inflated numbers presented for 2016 (and every prior year).

Peter Doshi (associate editor at The BMJ and a MIT graduate) has criticized the CDCs aggressive promotion of flu shots, noting that although the annual public health campaigns deliver a who-in-their-right-mind-could-possibly-disagree message, the rhetoric of science trotted out each year by public health officials has a shaky scientific basis. Viewed within the context of Doshis remarks, the CDCs high-flying flu numbers for 2017-2018 raise a number of questions. If accurate, 80,000 deaths would represent an enormous (and mystifying) one-year jumptens of thousands more flu deaths compared to the already inflated numbers presented for...

15:00

Hadith for the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Todays word from the Messenger (PBUH) is great news for cricketers. Wear the kit, safeguard the jaws and groin, and it is direct entry to paradise as well as the pavilion. The post Hadith for the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

As the frail body of 12-year-old Nassir Al-Mosabeh fell to the ground on Friday, September 28, history was repeating itself most tragically. Little Nassir was not just another number, a martyr to be exalted by equally poor refugees in Gaza, or vilified by Israel and its tireless hasbara machine. He was much more than that. Continue reading "That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah"

The post That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:00

The Corn Pollen Path "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Joannie Suina Romero (Pueblo of Cochiti), MJIL, Owner & President, Corn Pollen Consulting, LLC.

Published October 11, 2018

As a fulltime employee, proud mother to four small children, a wife, daughter, and active Tribal member, I had every reason to say I couldnt do it. I had every reason to make an excuse or to procrastinate from furthering my education, as though I was comfortable with where I was at in life. I had an amazing job that allowed me to travel and research, but along the way I found myself itching to dig deeper into what it meant to give back to my community.

Ive always closely identified with my Cochiti Puebloan roots, though I am of mixed Irish/Pueblo heritage. My mother, a full-blood Cochiti woman whose first language was Keres, raised me to be grounded in Native values, including being connected to our community through ceremony and through the Keresan language. As a child I paid close attention to her work ethic, determination, as well as her practice of prayer- greeting the sun every morning and the moon each night as a way to remain in balance with the universe. It wasnt until I was much older that I began to appreciate how powerful prayer would become in my own life. Its also very fitting that my maternal grandfather chose to name me Corn Pollen which is a crucial component to practicing Pueblo faith, as well as extending prayer from Earth world to Spirit World.

Joannie Suina Romero at graduation from University of Tulsa

As I was approaching my thirties, I realized that my path yearned for something more and I tediously began researching graduate programs. Just a year earlier I attended Graduate Horizons, which taught me what to l...

15:00

Goodbye, Nikki Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

There are plenty of juicy theories about the real reason Nikki Haley suddenly stepped down from her perch as UN Ambassador, but my favorite is the one that has her authoring the anonymous New York Times op ed by an alleged administration insider claiming that the adults in the room were busy undermining the Presidents worst Continue reading "Goodbye, Nikki Haley"

The post Goodbye, Nikki Haley appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:00

ISIS Attack on Oil Field; 15 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Attacks on security personnel included an attack on forces at an oil field.

The post ISIS Attack on Oil Field; 15 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

15:00

Polling Stoopid-- Take Montana "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How much damage is Trump doing to GOP candidates in red states like Montana?

Sunday, I noted that when you examine flippable districts, the Democrats' ceiling for a net gain is 88 seats. No one thinks the Democrats are going to win 88 seats-- not even me-- but they're going to be closer to 88 than the 23 reporters who don't know anything about electoral politics, nor the properties of a wave, keep writing about as the goal. Steven Shepard was doing just that at Politico yesterday.

Remember back in ancient times when Rasmussen was the joke of the polling industry and when every race they called was wrong and people called them the Republican polling firm? They're still that horrible. But they're not the worst any longer; the hokey, gimmicky NY Times/Siena poll is. And that's the one that other reporters use to parrot predictions. How many other polls call people at 11pm?

How about this poll for a laughing stock: the University of Montana's Big Sky poll, the mirror of image of Rasmussen? First a little background on Montana: The state's PVI is R+11, redder than Georgia, Mississippi, Indiana and Missouri. Obama lost both times he ran and Trump won the state 56.5% to 35.9%. The last time Jon Tester was up for reelection he won-- by the skin of his teeth--...

15:00

Benjamin Fulford Report: "The World is about to Learn" -- October 8, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly Geo-political News and Analysis

The world is about to learn about Khazarian mafia crimes horrific beyond imagination

By Benjamin Fulford, White Dragon Society
2018-10-08



The Khazarian mafia have been torturing, murdering, and cannibalizing children on a horrific scale, and the world is about to find out as military tribunals begin. Some very disturbing images and testimony sent by the New York Police Department and the CIA show just how evil the Khazarian mafia really is. These people are beyond truth and reconciliation and do not deserve even a quick death.

Let us start with FBI statistics on missing children in the U.S., so that skeptics can prevent the sheer evil of these deeds from shutting their minds. In 2015, 442,032 juveniles went missing; of these, 42,032 were not found.

https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/2015-ncic-missing-person-and-unidentified-person-statistics.pdf/view

By comparison, in the same year in Japan 17,971 children (the equivalent of 44,927 in the U.S. when adjusted for population difference) went missing, and close to 99% of these children were found.

https://www.npa.go.jp/safetylife/seianki/fumei/H28yukuehumeisya.pdf

The photographs below, sent by the CIA, are linked to CNN star and FRB Vanderbilt heir Anderson Cooper and may give a hint as to what happened to at least some of these children.

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15:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00011 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 0.90 AUD
Converter

14:59

Planning for Future Elder Care Needs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Planning for elder care services is the kindest thing a person could do for their youngsters or potential caregivers. It may seem daunting to make decisions about the type of care desired when no longer able to live alone without assistance. Sites ranging from organizations, such as SeniorCare and AARP, to government agencies, like the CDC []

14:59

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In a Harrowing Two Hours, Hurricane Michael Devastates Panama City
USA TODAY NETWORK
Michael Braun, Fort Myers News-Press
11:01 p.m. ET Oct. 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael downed trees and power lines as it began its push inland Wednesday. Residents of Panama City describe what if felt like as the storm tore through their hometown. (Oct. 10) AP

PANAMA CITY, Fla. People whimpered and prayed, babies cried, children called for their mothers and all the while, bit by bit, the hotel that was saving them from Hurricane Michael's howling was falling apart, brick by brick and roofing tile by roofing tile.

The hurricanes eyewall came through Panama City shortly after noon Wednesday, shearing trees in half, twisting roofs from their supports and tossing truck trailers and RVs like toys.

Inside the Country Inn and Suites a little more than 2 miles inland from St. Andrew Bay and 6 miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, a gathering of local residents and visitors waited for the hurricane's arrival. The Category 4 storm, just 2 mph shy of a Category 5, howled and chewed everything in sight for about two hours.

Scarlett and Charles Hickle of nearby Lynnhaven at first stood in a hallway chatting with other guests. Charles Hickle, a bear of man, held on to the couple's tiny 5-year-old shih tzu, Chanel.

I snuck her in here he said. I told them she was a comfort dog.

About 10 minutes into the hurricanes assault, the roof started peeling off the motel with pieces raining down on cars and trucks outside and storm water starting to drip inside the hallway.

Also, suddenly, came a strong smell of gas and a piercing, screaming sound from outside. The collapsing roof had cut the hotels gas line.

For two hours, nobody could get outside to shut it off, nor could first responders get to the hotel. Smoking was forbidden, and guests crossed fingers that a spark wouldnt set off the gas.

I tell you what, Scarlett, we got our lives, we got our lives, Charles Hickle told his wife. I believe that the next time, dont be a hero, leave. You can buy new clothes. You cant buy a new life. Trust your...

14:59

Livestream: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Livestream: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage

Tune in weeknights from 8-10 PM CST to get the latest breaking midterm developments!

The post Livestream: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage appeared first on Alternative News Network.

14:59

Amazon Scraps Secret AI Recruiting Tool That Showed Bias Against Women "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for chromas

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Incs (AMZN.O) machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women.

The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.

Automation has been key to Amazons e-commerce dominance, be it inside warehouses or driving pricing decisions. The companys experimental hiring tool used artificial intelligence to give job candidates scores ranging from one to five stars - much like shoppers rate products on Amazon, some of the people said.

[...] But by 2015, the company realized its new system was not rating candidates for software developer jobs and other technical posts in a gender-neutral way.

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

14:58

(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1686: The Transition is Happening Quietly | Steps Need to be Taken First "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Oct 10, 2018

The clock has run out for Sears, they are getting prepared to declare bankruptcy. The IMF is beating the drum letting everyone know that the US and its policies is about to bring down the global economy and the public wealth will be cut by 5 trillion dollars. IMF tells nations to look at their assets and use those assets to propvup their countries by using them as collateral to take out more debt. Nations around the world are quietly decoupling from the US. The transition is happening, the countries are decoupling from the central bank debt note.



Published on Oct 10, 2018

South Korea is getting ready to lift sanctions on North Korea. China is expanding the silk road into Iraq, Syria and the rest of the middle east. Lavrov says the agreement in Idlib is working. The USS Harry Truman leaves the Mediterranean. Q drops more bread crumbs, talks about China spying on the US. Future proves past with China. Why the wheels of justice is taking so long. All the pieces needed to be in place before justice can be served. The plan is in process, trust the plan.

14:58

Arkansas Sheriff Forced Inmates to Wear Nike T-Shirts in Mugshots "IndyWatch Feed World"

On Wednesday evening, journalist and activist Shaun King tweeted an image of multiple mugshots from a small sheriffs department in Arkansas. King shared the same image to his Facebook page.

Eighteen people of varying ages and races can be seen wearing three different Nike t-shirts in the PicCollage image of mugshots from the Union County Sheriff in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Kings tweet read:

The Sheriff in Union County, Arkansas is putting Nike t-shirts on people they arrest and making them wear them during mugshots. Source says it is to mock Nike and Colin Kaepernick.

Kings post has garnered over 2,000 retweets and nearly 3,000 likes only two hours after it was posted. The same image, posted to Facebook, has been shared almost 11,000 times.

Colin Kaepernick, the now famous NFL quarterback who caused significant controversy starting in 2016 after kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, became the new face of Nike in early September. This caused significant outrage among conservative sports fans and prompted some to destroy their Nike branded gear.

Twitter users were quick to point out the obvious irony that the department had to first purchase the t-shirts before forcing arrestees to wear them. Others expressed their outrage.

A quick Goo...

14:53

US Mk-41 system deployment in Romania, Poland violates INF Treaty "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - VT has consistently reported that the US has been doing exactly what it has been accusing Russia of, violating agreements.

14:53

Washingtons silent war against Hezbollah in Latin America "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Hill, by Joseph M. Humire, October 8, 2018: On July 11, 2018, the government of Argentina took its first action against Hezbollah by freezing the financial assets of 14 individuals belonging to the Barakat clan in South America. Last week, Brazilian Federal Police arrested the leader of this clan, Assad Ahmad Barakat, who was sanctioned by U.S. Continue reading

14:50

The Liberal Mobs You See On TV Are Republicans, Not Mobs of Liberal Progressives "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Liberal Mobs You See On TV Are Republicans, Not Mobs of Liberal Progressives By Susan Duclos All News PipeLine The Information Mob (MSM) Argues That Liberal Mobs Attacking Conservatives Are Just Angry Protesters And Cannot Be Called Mobs...

The post The Liberal Mobs You See On TV Are Republicans, Not Mobs of Liberal Progressives appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:49

Various Opportunities "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Building and Construction Commission

14:39

The Times Whitewashes Haley "IndyWatch Feed War"

BY Michael Howard Source The decampment of Nikki Haley from Trumps military regime is, or ought to be, a non-story. The United States ambassador to the United Nations is a ceremonial position that serves no purpose. The very idea of it is absurd. The US is a law unto itself, readily violating the UN Charter whenever the latters []

14:39

Strong Seismicity Occurring from PNG to Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

TERG 06 101102 Significant seismicity occurring around PRF Strong earthquakes striking PNG, Indonesia, Alaska M7.0 earthquake strikes E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea M 7.0 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea 5.678S, 151.198E; 40.3 km depth 2018-10-10 20:48:20 (UTC) Tsunami Evaluation: Local tsunami waves have occurred. NO further threat expected. Significant aftershocks: []

14:39

Reader: Expose Forced Organ Harvesting in China! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Paulette

"Hard to Believe" is a powerful documentary that investigates forced organ harvesting in China.

The film shines a light on courageous Falun Dafa practitioners in China who are imprisoned for their spiritual beliefs, tortured and killed for their organs. (Watch the documentary at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/htbexclusive/147809922)

The first-person testimonials show what is really happening in China - and why we turn a blind eye. (Watch a trailer at www.hardtobelievemovie.com)

With millions of lives being traumatized by abuse, its time to take a look at these human rights violations and stand strong against them.

Besides being a mind control mechanism of the Chinese Communist Party, forced live organ harvesting in China is big business. Most harvested organs secretly come from prisoners of conscience who are killed to supply the global demand for clean, healthy body parts.

Researchers estimate that over 10,000 organ transplants are performed each year in China, generating up to $200,000 per prisoner. The financial success shows up in the countrys booming transplant tourism business served by new hospitals and nice hotels.

In the July 1999, the first of many demonstrations took place at Tiananmen Square in Beijing which resulted in thousands of practitioners being imprisoned and tortured. Watch a journalists actual footage of the scene in the documentary. I have interviewed several survivors and know the situation is real.

Whats happening in China is Hard to Believe. Our courage and compassion are needed to face and transform this violation of human life.

Please, someone direct this message to the Trump team, and lets give these fellow spiritual beings some help!

With courage and faith,
Paulette
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14:36

Interesting and Frustrating: Senator Ron Johnson Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There was a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing today where one of the responding executive branch officials was FBI Director Christopher Wray.  Toward the end of the hearing, long after the rest of the members had left Continue reading

14:33

Tasmanias lost ocean world: Stunned researchers reveal new chain of volcanic towers 1.9 miles high "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tasmanias lost ocean world: Stunned researchers reveal new chain of volcanic towers 1.9 miles high teeming with wildlife and so big whales use them to navigate

READ MORE AT DAILY MAIL

Stunned scientists have revealed a lost world deep under the sea off Tasmania. Read More

14:33

Should You Give Your Child Milk Before Bed? Scientists Finally Answer The Question Puzzling Many Parents "IndyWatch Feed World"

Drinking milk doesnt increase phlegm after all, according to new research. The findings suggest the widely-held belief that a glass of the white stuff boosted mucus production and worsened respiratory conditions from asthma to the common cold is a myth. Now, researchers say parents should not stop giving their child milk as the calcium it contains is vital []

14:31

LEADING FROM BEHIND=> Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Caught Hiding and Peaking Around Pillar at Town Hall (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

You dont see this every day.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill was filmed hiding and peaking around a pillar at a town hall event this week.

Claire McCaskill hid behind the pillar until they removed a reporter at her town hall meeting.
Bizarre.

Claire McCaskill is the most unpopular senator on the ballot in November with a 37% approval rating.

The post LEADING FROM BEHIND=> Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill Caught Hiding and Peaking Around Pillar at Town Hall (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

14:31

19 More Fast Radio Bursts Found "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Space: A huge haul of newfound fast radio bursts (FRBs) may help astronomers finally start to get a handle on these mysterious and powerful blasts from deep space. A new study reports the detection of 19 previously undiscovered FRBs, including the closest one to Earth and the brightest one ever seen. The results boost []

14:30

Why Rising Bond Yields (and Rates) are a Big Deal (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why Rising Bond Yields (and Rates) are a Big Deal Video Silver Fortune Video Source

The post Why Rising Bond Yields (and Rates) are a Big Deal (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Vellichor  the wistful smell of a second-hand book shop; the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time  filled with thousands of old books youll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.

Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

14:30

Green activists live the high-flying life on the UN dime "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The distinguishing characteristic of almost every tub-thumping climate botherer is just how little they are ever actually prepared to practise what they preach. Celebrity eco-crites fly their private jets all over the world (or, as often as not, from one California city to another) to hector the hoi-polloi from glittering bully-pulpits. Fleets of carbon-spewing limousines [] The post Green activists live the high-flying life on the UN dime appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:27

Air Force Awards Launch Vehicle Development Contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, ULA "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: SpaceNews: The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes. The funding is for the development of competing launch system prototypes geared toward launching national security payloads. Each company will []

14:26

After 70 Years of Abuse, A Definition of Anti-Palestinian Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

BY Stuart Littlewood Source Is this where the fight-back begins? What is the matter with the Palestine solidarity movement? Since 1948 (and before that, even) the Palestinians have been viciously abused and dispossessed while the perpetrators and their supporters, including unprincipled politicians of the Western Powers, have continually played the anti-Semitism card. Lately, bemused spectators were []

14:24

Little Boy Finds A Lonely Puppy And Carries Him To Safety In His Schoolbag "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Joo Gabriel may only be 10 years old, but he knows better than most what it means to be kind.

And because of that, this little dog found a hero.

Credit: Josiel Pedro Barbosa

Earlier this month, Joo was walking home from school in Brazil when he happened upon a life that needed saving. There, stranded on the path in front of him, was a lonely white puppy whose predicament Joo simply could not ignore.

"I was upset, because was he was alone and very cute, and seemed to be hungry," Joo told Globo News. "I took him to the pharmacy that I pass by every day."

Outside the pharmacy, a bowl of food and water is left out for stray dogs. So, figuring that would be the safest place, Joo loaded the pup in his pack and carried him there. Unbeknownst to him, a security camera was recording Joo's touching act of love.

The boy is seen sweetly saying goodbye to the puppy he saved, but the little dog wasn't alone for long. Workers at the pharmacy quickly noticed and alerted Josiel Pedro Barbosa, the animal rescuer who maintains the bowls out front. He came to pick the pup up for safekeeping.

From there, Joo's loving gesture had begun to reverberate, cascading into other acts of kindness.

Credit: Josiel Pedro Barbosa

After Barbosa told his followers online about what had happened, appealing for help in finding the puppy a forever home, someone stepped forward to adopt him.

Meanwhile, that video of Joo started going viral.

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14:23

Yellowstone Could Destroy Humanity is Ready to Erupt NASA Plan to Save the World! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An eruption at Yellowstone National Park could lead to the end of human civilization. But the NASA has a plan that could prevent such an explosion and could also create a geothermal plant to generate electricity. Image: Lorcel/Shutterstock

According to a report by the BBC, even NASA sees it as one of the greatest natural threats to humanity: supervolcanoes.

How does a supervolcano eruption work?

Below Yellowstone National Park, theres a huge magma reservoir thats responsible for all the geysers and hot basins, bubbling away and its precisely this reservoir that has the potential to destroy humanity.

Roughly every 100,000 years, theres a supervolcano explosion somewhere in the world, the consequences of which can be fatal.

If the volcano below Yellowstone National Park were to erupt, it would result in worldwide hunger and a volcanic winter (the cooling of the lower atmosphere).

According to UN estimates reported by The Guardian, an eruption could leave us with just enough food reserves for exactly 74 days. (source)

Listen to this commentary via Mary Greeley news:

14:22

Hoopa Tribe Files Suit to Protect Salmon "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published October 10, 2018

HOOPA, Calif.  The Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe today filed suit against federal agencies who failed to reduce the numbers of Coho salmon being killed in the Pacific Ocean near the mouth of the Klamath River. Without analysis, regulations of the Pacific Fishery Management

Council (PFMC) changed this year to allow more Coho to be injured or killed, although they are protected by the Endangered Species Act. We will not stand by while the federal agencies kill our fish, said Hoopa Chairman Ryan Jackson. Those fish would have returned to the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. The Bureau of Reclamation cannot kill young Coho salmon in the river nor can the PFMC kill and maim the returning adult Coho in salt water, he said.

In April 2018, the Hoopa Tribe warned U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the PFMC was proposing to up its allowances for killing and maiming Coho salmon during ocean fishing targeted on Chinook salmon. Both species of salmon are present in the oceans Klamath Management Zone during the summer and the killing of Coho there is called an incidental take. However, Ross simply approved the PFMCs proposal without bothering to request analysis of the impact on Coho, a violation of the Endangered Species Act. That analysis is required because the new regulations were not considered in the applicable 1999 biological opinion issued to the PFMC. In July 2018, the Tribe notified federal agencies of its intent to sue, but the federal agencies declined to withdraw the regulations.

Adverse impacts to the ESA-listed Coho that result from excessive incidental take of ESA-listed Coho in ocean fishing directly impairs and injures the Tribe and its sovereign, legal, economic...

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Din Development Corporation contributes $350,000 to the Navajo Nation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Council Delegate Lee Jack Sr., Council Delegate Seth Damon, Din Development
Corporation CEO Austin Tsosie, BRIC Director of Operations Oscencio Tom, Council Delegate Tom Chee, and Council Delegate Benjamin L. Benne

Published October 11, 2018

WINDOW ROCK  At the start of Wednesdays Budget and Finance Committee meeting, Din Development Corporation CEO Austin Tsosie presented $350,000 to the Navajo Nation, a dividend payment that will be distributed between the Navajo Nations General Fund and the Business and Industrial Development Fund.

The dividend payment is the third such payment issued by the Din Development Corporation since October 2017. In total the enterprise has contributed $850,000 to the Nation.

BFC chair Council Delegate Seth Damon (Bhl, Chichiltah, Manuelito, Ts Lich, Rock Springs, Tsayatoh) said he is very grateful to the Din Development Corporation for their consistent contributions to the Navajo Nation.

The Budget and Finance Committee has asked all Navajo Nation enterprises to contribute dividend payments to help provide direct services and other assistance that benefit members of the Navajo Nation, said Delegate Damon.

The Din Development Corporation was established in 2004 to facilitate opportunities for the Navajo Nation through the creation of subsidiary corporations, joint ventures, and partnerships. Their business portfolio includes five companies: Nova Corp., BRIC, DDC ITS, Din Source, and DDC 4C.

CEO Austin Tsosie said the Din Development Corporation has always been proud to be the Nations reach into global industries, but even more proud to be able to return sizeable dividends to the tribe. Since October 2017, as part of its ambition to actively return profit dividends to the Navajo Nation, DDC has submitted dividends to the Navajo Nation totaling $850,000.

We have shifted our business model to incorporate a recurring tangible return to the Nation based on our profits; the more successful we are, the more the Navajo Nation will benefit, said Austin Tsosie.

Delegate Damon sai...

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Too Fat to Fight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Army Times: Its well known at this point that just under 30 percent of Americans ages 17 to 24 ? the prime age to join the Army ? arent eligible to join. But beyond that, almost a third of those who sit down with a recruiter to take the first steps are immediately disqualified. []

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The art of money: Melbourne Art Fair "IndyWatch Feed National"

After its absence in 2016, the biennial Melbourne Art Fair (M.A.F.) returned this year, spread across two venues in the Southbank Arts Precinct: Riding Hall, the newly refurbished stables at VCA, and Vault Hall, a bloody great tent erected on the ACCA Forecourt. M.A.F. saw forty galleries display works by the brightest and best in their respective stables, demonstrating the strength of the current Australian contemporary art scene to those who filed through.

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"If THIS Doesnt Scare You Then NOTHING Will" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"If THIS Doesnt Scare You Then NOTHING Will"
by Clive Maund of Streetwise Reports

"There are times in life when being alarmed is actually a healthy defense mechanism that gives you an advantage over the many for whom ignorance is bliss. This is one of those times.

The U.S. stock market is now at a dangerous unprecedented overbought extreme, as the charts that we will look at in this update make abundantly clear, after years of being wafted higher by a combination of QE, ZIRP and stock buybacks, and latterly Trumps tax bonanza, which has kept the party going by making windfall cash available for still more buybacks. However, with QE having already reversed into QT (Quantitative Tightening) and rates rising, the tide has already turned, and the vice is closing inexorably on the market, which will soon buckle and collapse back into an overdue and very necessary bear market that will serve to at least partially flush out the monstrous excesses of the past decade, before they come riding to the rescue with QE4. The magnitude of these excesses means that the bear market is likely to be anything but orderly, and it should be characterized by at least one big crash phase.

With respect to the timing of the onset of this bear market, which will likely start with a crash phase, because of the continually increasing pressure being exerted by QT and rising rates, we can expect the Republican party to pull out all the stops to prevent it caving in before the mid-term elections in just under a month, since a strong economy is one of the central planks of their campaign. What may happen is that we see wild volatility around the time of the election and then, regardless of the outcome, the market goes down soon after. However, we should keep in mind that October has long been n...

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To Our Compas in Buenos Aires : A Full Retrospective on the 2017 G20 Protests in Hamburg "IndyWatch Feed War"

Comrades in Germany, France, and elsewhere have prepared the following overview of the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg and the resistance it provoked. As a gesture of solidarity with others who fought the G20 and with those who will face it in Buenos Aires this November, we present their text here. You can also download it as a bilingual PDF in German, French, English, and Spanish.

Castellano PDF

Deutsch PDF

Deutsch/English PDF

Espaol/English PDF

Francais/English PDF


This is a detailed report and reflection on what happened before, during, and after the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. At the same time, it is a letter addressed to the activists and residents of Buenos Aires, Argentinawhere the next summit (protest) will soon take place.

The authors come from Paris and Hamburg; they took part in the protest week together. They began working on this book in September 2017, discussing and composing everything clandestinely because politicians and police have been alleging that an international conspiracy was responsible for the militant resistance. Organizing in different locations and languages took a lot of time. In the end, about 25 people from four continents participated.

The people who worked on this project all come from different political backgrounds and attitudes; some see themselves as militants, others as explicitly non-violent. The narrative they have composed of their shared experience of the events is a contribution to the historiography of the G20, casting light on events that have remained clouded by the smoke of tear gas, burning barricades, and above all, media representation.

For the Compas in Buenos Aires, this letter should help to prepare for similar situationsin order to avoid repeating mistakes and to make the most of the opportunities.

Proceeds from the sale of these books in Europe will go to support those targeted by repression in Buenos Aires.

Preamble

Hello Buenos Aires, hello all,

...

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The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report: October 3 - 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between October 3 and 9, 2018. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 14 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Cuicocha, Ecuador | Gamalama, Halmahera (Indonesia)...... Read more

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Titli" about to slam into India, Red alerts issued "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tropical Cyclone "Titli," the 5th named storm of the 2018 North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season, has rapidly strengthened on October 10 and is now classified as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm. The season has no official bounds, but cyclones tend to form...... Read more

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Bali Sea, Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.4 hit Bali Sea, Indonesia at 18:44 UTC on October 10 (01:44 LT, October 11), 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 10 km, EMSC M6.0 at a depth of...... Read more

In a rhino stronghold, indigenous wood-carvers cut through stereotypes "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sitting on a wooden plank on the floor of his tiny workshop, Kushal Das meticulously uses his chisel and gouge to give the finishing touches to the rhinoceros hes spent over an hour carving out of a 20-centimeter (8-inch) slab of wood. He pauses for a moment, inspecting his handwork with a critical eye, before making a few final adjustments and handing the sculpture to his assistant, Deepak Bora, who is responsible for dyeing it in bright colors. Das, 48, and Bora, 19, are among some 100 woodcraft artisans running workshops and selling handmade art pieces mostly wooden replicas of various animals near Kaziranga National Park in northeastern Indias Assam State. The park is the global stronghold of the greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), the species Dass latest statue depicts. According to a 2018 census, 2,413 rhinos live in the park, around two-thirds of the species total population. Woodcarver Kushal Das (right) and his assistant Deepak Bora at work in Dass woodcarving workshop-cum-shop at Rajabari, Kaziranga. Image by Sumit Das. Kaziranga National Park attracts a massive tourist flow, with the 2017-2018 tourist season recording 177,431 visitors. Wood-carvers like Das and Bora rely on these tourists to keep their business afloat. The wildlife tourists visiting the park like to buy souvenirs from Kaziranga and their most obvious choice is traditionally crafted rhinos, says Das, whose carving workshop and stall, in the village of Rajabari, is close to the Agaratoli range of Kaziranga National Park and sits by a national

India: How Kerala fought the heaviest deluge in nearly a century (Tricontinental) "IndyWatch Feed World"

10/10/2018 - During the summer of 2018, the Indian state of Kerala was hit by severe rains and floods the heaviest in nearly a century affecting 5.4 million people. What followed was one of the most ...

14:10

This is the Left: Prof who called for GOP deaths ADMITS she doxes her haters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is the Left: Prof who called for GOP deaths ADMITS she doxes her haters by: JD Heyes  Natural News After watching Democratic senators pull out all the stops in their attempt to assassinate the character of Supreme Court Justice Brett...

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14:03

Priso perptua, caa aos comunistas e aos movimentos sociais: conhea a bancada de Bolsonaro na Cmara "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Feliciano ficou famoso ao bater p para presidir a Comisso de Direitos Humanos da Cmara.

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PM Morrison is spot on "IndyWatch Feed National"

Small business owners don't go to demos. They don't wave placards. They employ. They create wealth. They do useful things. Newspaper editors and journalists should remember that. Julie Bishop and Chairman Mal forgot it. Twitter addiction changed them - like Pavlov's dogs.

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Like all frauds, it is based upon lies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

There are many who read this blog who have known for years that honesty and climate science are not great bed-mates, in fact, they are hardly ever seen in the same building, let alone the same room. But little did we know how bad the lies and deception really were. A new study that has [] The post Like all frauds, it is based upon lies appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

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Akamai platform enhancements bolster security and agility for digital businesses "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Akamais platform updates can drive insight, agility, and quality for businesses delivering digital experiences using the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform to secure and enable cloud-based applications and web-based experiences. These new capabilities are designed to: Improve resiliency for apps with automated protections, streamlined workflows, and support for additional apps and use cases; Enable visibility and insight to facilitate prioritization, streamline decision making, and ensure better business outcomes; Drive cost reduction associated with egress from public More

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Chairman Devin Nunes Discusses Rod Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears on Fox News to discuss Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the ongoing issues surrounding the declassification of documents. . Referenced WaPo Article HERE

Mass Exodus from the Church: In US, the Percentage of Young Adults with No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly QUADRUPLED Since 1986 "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the US, we are witnessing a religious shift that is unprecedented in size and scope in American history. With each passing year, the percentage of Americans that claim no religious affiliation is growing, and this trend is especially pronounced among our young people.

by Yogaesoteric.net

If things continue to steadily move in this direction, that is going to have enormous implications for the future of our society. The United States was founded by people that were extremely committed to their faith, and now they are rapidly becoming a nation where people are choosing no religion at all.

We live at a time when there is a mass exodus from Christian churches, and while it is true that some smaller faiths are growing, the reality of the matter is that most of the people that are leaving are remaining unaffiliated.


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2018 Budget: FG releases N460bn for capital expenditure Udoma "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Federal Government has, so far, released over N460 billion from the 2018 budget for capital projects. Minister of National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said this yesterday during an interaction with Nigerian journalists at the ongoing IMF and World Bank Group (WBG) Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. I dont have the exact figure for []

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13:58

Five Reasons Why Youre Farting Too Much What Makes Them Smell So Bad And Why It Could Mean Something Serious "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whether you find farting funny, disgusting or like to pretend you never do it, its a bodily function we all perform. Also known as passing wind among other, less polite names, on average we produce half a litre of fart gas a day. If everything is ticking along nicely , this fart gas is spread out over fifteen daily []

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The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

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(Video) Destroying the Illusion -- [10.10] Latest Q: "Patience" | Human Trafficking & Child Abuse News "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Oct 10, 2018

Today's Links:

Pope Francis: Divisive Devil Responsible For Catholic Pedophile Epidemic - https://bit.ly/2EkWmOS

Prince Harrys former bodyguard spared jail after downloading 10,000 child sex images - https://bit.ly/2A2ZNW6

NXIVM doctor who branded women still practicing during investigation - https://bit.ly/2OetL1Y

Trump Jr. triggers Kathy Griffin so badly with just 1 RETWEET she rage-babbles in pathetic poor me thread - https://bit.ly/2ydoDBr

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Flights grounded, passengers groan as unions shut MMA2 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Amid court order restraining aviation unions from shutting down activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2) in Lagos, activities at the terminal were yesterday paralysed leading to loss of several millions of naira by the terminal manager and concessionaires. This came as hundreds of passengers, who left their homes with plans to catch []

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Q Anon and Jordan: Patience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

Jordan Sather's latest video features an excellent summary of Q post number 2380...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHSd5tVWq1I



Excerpt from Q post number 2380...

https://qntmpkts.keybase.pub/

'Statement release 10.9.18 [p_Authority1] (Presidential Authority)
General Statement:
We understand that there is extreme fatigue and frustration re: the wheels of justice [slow].
Exclude emotion and personal desire, instead use logic and critical thinking based on
situational awareness [undo a lifetime of evil and corruption [infestation] in the span
of less than 2 years with a complicit DOJ & FBI in place?].
[Processing & Planning - Law and Order]
[Military Op]'...
Q

There are a lot of 'kill boxes' in that excerpt. It indicates how DEADLY serious the Alliance is about the total destruction of the cabal. Q reminds us of the amazing progress that has been achieved already in less than two years.

As Jordan says in his video, 'I am impatient, too...' Heavens, there are few people on this planet more impatient than me! Impatience has been the bane of my life. Therefore I speak from personal experience when I say to you, 'I know how you feel. We ALL want the arrests done yesterday.'

Always remember the DEADLY nature of this Alliance operation. Would you want the blood of brave Alli...

13:50

The Final Truth of Russia-gate "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Final Truth of Russia-gate by Justin Raimodo Strategic-Culture The conspiracy to overthrow a sitting US President extends far beyond our own Deep State. As Ive been saying in this space for quite some time, its been an international team effort...

The post The Final Truth of Russia-gate appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Court bars aviation unions from disrupting MMA2 operations "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has restrained Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) from disrupting operations of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2). The court yesterday granted the order barring the three []

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13:46

Sleeping With A Fan On Through The Night Could Be Terrible For You "IndyWatch Feed World"

How to quickly cool down a room? Use a fan. Not so fast, though. Although some people really like the feeling of having air blow on them while they are asleep, research shows that you could be putting your health at risk in a number of ways. This isnt to say you should never ever use []

13:45

Internet shutdown in Ethiopia as soldiers march to protest low pay "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Internet was shut off in Ethiopia for nearly three hours on Wednesday as soldiers protested against low pay and demanded a review of military operations, ETV reported.

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N19m mining deal sets Rivers community on edge "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The lease of a portion of land by some persons in Akpoha community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State for mining purposes and N19 million largesse accruing to it, has caused uproar in the tiny community, reports UCHENNA INYA   Akpoha, like other communities in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi []

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13:37

Anarchist Relief Efforts for Hurricane Florence : Three On-the-Ground Accounts "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September, flooding countless towns and temporarily turning the city of Wilmington into an island, anarchists involved with Mutual Aid Disaster Relief and other grassroots projects swung immediately into action. Dozens of anarchists provided resources and relief work to residents of countless cities, towns, and rural settlements in over a dozen counties, spanning a great deal of the eastern part of the state. In the following accounts, participants describe their experiences and the obstacles they encountered along the way. As Hurricane Michael threatens to hit the same areas impacted by Hurricane Florence and climate change catalyzed by global capitalism generates increasingly destructive natural disasters, its more important than ever to understand disaster response as part of our collective efforts towards liberation.


I. Disaster Is the Status Quo

Anonymous, October 7

Where I live was mostly spared from the immediate effects of Hurricane Florence. While I was safe in my home, reports began to pour in about the increasing damage out east. Dramatic pictures of historic storm surge plastered the headlines alongside reports of people needing immediate rescue. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew taught us that the damage during the hurricane itself is only the beginning. Some parts of North Carolina received six months of rain in two to four dayshistoric record-breaking quantities of water. As the storm surge receded, the rain from across the whole state made its way east down the river basins to flood the areas that had already been hit hardest by the initial impact of the hurricane.

If we wanted to intervene, we had only a short window of time. In a few days, the floodwaters and the response from the Department of Transportation would block access to the worst-hit areas. It would take time for the disaster relief organizations to establish control of the effort, and the state needed time to cement control via their apparatuses.

Some friends and I had spoken in advance about what we might do to help out. We got back together the morning after the storm made landfall to discuss our options and lay plans. Other comrades were already in eastern NC on their way to Wilmington, where they had secured a space in which to base their operations.

The hurricane hit some of the poorest counties in North Carolina hard. Some of us had deep connections to those places. We decided to visit the more rural areas. It was likely that these counties would receive...

13:35

Aldi 'out of step' with ethical customers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost 90 per cent of Aldi's UK customers say the supermarket should ensure that workers abroad producing Aldi food have proper wages and working conditions, according to a poll.

13:34

What Life Is Like Inside The Tiny Town In North Carolina Where Cars Are Banned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Nestled in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains just north of Statesville, NC, Love Valley is a town all its own, away from the hustle of the city life. There, surprisingly you will find the leisurely atmosphere of an old western community. Love Valleys downtown invites visitors to ride into town on the dirt road, []

13:33

Moby as metaphor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

the novel Moby Dick is a prescient metaphor about our current consumer culture

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After 70 Years of Abuse, a Definition of Anti-Palestinian Racism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is this where the fight-back begins? By Stuart Littlewood | Dissident Voice | October 10, 2018 What is the matter with the Palestine solidarity movement? Since 1948 (and before that, even) the Palestinians have been viciously abused and dispossessed while the perpetrators and their supporters have continually played the anti-Semitism card. Bemused spectators have been []

13:31

Why we can't reverse climate change with 'negative emissions' technologies "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Negative emission technologies NETs must be shown to work on a gigaton scale, at an affordable cost, and without serious environmental impacts - do they? MIT's Howard Herzog examines.

13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:30

Avast 2019 extends AI technology to block phishing attacks for enhanced security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Avast 2019 features enhanced artificial intelligence-based phishing protection, privacy protection, and ensures zero interruptions when using full screen mode. Improved threat detections Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), Avast 2019 ensures detection of phishing websites by checking a sites URL for suspicious tokens, domain meta information, and inspecting the visual aspects of sites. This technology allows Avast to recognize phishing sites, protecting Avast users across all platforms from falling victim of phishing scams and other fraudulent More

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13:30

The EU Banking Crisis II Part II (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The EU Banking Crisis II Part II Video Gordon T Long Video Source

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13:29

World could feed itself if people ate less meat, cut waste - study "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Livestock are responsible for about 14.5 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Five-Minute Trick Could Be The Key To Saving Your Marriage And Its Ridiculously Simple "IndyWatch Feed World"

As much as wed like it to be flowers and romance all the time, every relationship is bound to hit a rough patch at one point or another. Be it before marriage, after having kids, or later on when the nest is empty. We lead such busy lives, its only natural that our partnership can []

13:27

Secretary Jim "Mad Dog" Mattis tells US forces to prepare for war with China or Russia "IndyWatch Feed National"

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has warned US air force and navy to be better prepared for war with Russia or China https://t.co/5FbRgYhSzp #USpolitics The Australian (@australian) October 11, 2018

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19 *h38060 188 604953 C-0-M "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Dissecting CBNs move to check currency abuse "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to establish special mobile courts to check currency abuse may be the final deal to save naira, reports Abdulwahab Isa   A nations currency is her priceless asset. It deserves a royal treatment; a sort of preservation to shield it from easy tear and quick fade. []

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13:22

Book Review: Rainbows End by Rudy Rucker "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I previously reviewed Rudy Rucker's Ware Tetralogy and Postsingular and found that Rudy Rucker's best work comes after ideas had the most time to percolate. Postsingular was a relative dud, although still far superior to Neal Stephenson's REAMDE. In contrast, Rainbows End is highly recommended. Indeed, it is essential reading for anyone concerned about the progression of software from desktop, web and mobile to augmented reality. The book has a shockingly similar game to Pokmon Go in addition to a plausible mix of tech mergers and new entrants in a near-future universe where smartphones have given way to wearable augmented reality.

Many books, comics and films have covered the purgatory of high school and some have covered the special purgatory of going back to high school (for a re-union or as a student). The film: 21 Jump Street is a particularly silly example of the sub-genre. Rainbows End covers a world leading humanities academic who spends years in the fugue of dementia, responds almost perfectly to medical advances and is enrolled in high school to complete his therapy. While he looks almost perfectly like a 17 year old, his contemporaries remain in decline or have bounced back with far more random results.

Although he has physically recovered, he has lost his razor-sharp insight and biting wit[1]. Like other patients, he finds talents in unrelated areas. His computer fluency, which was sufficient to publish in academic journals, is now 20 years out of date. During this period, laptops have become as thin as paper and also horrendously obsolete. Although the paper-thin laptops can be configured as a variety of legacy desktop environments and legacy web browsers, rendering data from the (almost) ubiquitous wireless network is less successful than accessing the current World Wide Web without images or JavaScript. However, this is only one slice of purgatory.

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13:18

Magnitude 7.0 Papua New Guinea Magnitude 6.5 Russia October 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

USGS Event Page
Magnitude 6.5 148km S of Severo-Kurilsk, Russia

2018-10-10 23:16:02 (UTC)
Location: 49.348N 156.213E
17.5 km depth
Seismotectonics of the Kuril-Kamchatka Arc

USGS Event Page
Magnitude 7.0 117km E of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
2018-10-10 20:48:20 (UTC)
Location: -5.678S 151.198E
40.3 km depth
Seismotectonics of the New Guinea Region

13:11

Fighting for the Human Soul "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Andre Vltchek is tired. He is tired of the cunning complexities in modern societys fight for the human soul. In his new book, Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, he takes on a new revolution: todays foe a counter culture of vulgarity, war and brutality where his battlefield isnt the romance of radical zeal but the rotted, festering carcass of capitalisms war on the human spirit.

Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism might just be Vltcheks most heartfelt book to date, a memoir of his own struggles with the reality western society doesnt know it faces: a Machiavellian pact between regulation and obedience, an ugly alternative to the default human story of staying alive and feeling passionate about a cause, about anything. Debate and ideas are only disseminated at a pre-approved frequency, the pitch unable to arouse, inspire, make a change. For Andre, the streets of London, Paris and other symbols of the beauty and romance of western cities are untenable, plastered in the posters of everyones individuality and isolation, adverts of selfishness and egos. Queue here a pathological cycle of depression, mental illness and the seeking of  professional help, which serves to preserve human specimens on the assembly line of conformity and manageability by the imperialists in their own home. If there is a spark in anyone, it is relegated to minority status, a fearful and dark corner to reside, one that is attacked and decried.

Andre talks about seeking solace and a home in countries on the other side of the fence, places that have fought to not labour under the misdirection of the western system, the most God-forsaken corners of Africa and Asia, South America, the Middle East and Oceania. He recognises the kindling that begs to be sparked, the passions that cry to be ignited and he thrives in them but he cannot function in a society that is western by nature, a slave to all that has corrupted the humanity and the innate goodness of man, woman and child. And the western influencing machine is marching, widening its noxious shadow over all of them. Andre details the fact that non-western countries do not steal from others, they do not overthrow governments and they do not spearhead military excursions into other backyards they prepare their art, their culture, their promises and their causes with gusto and intensity, not falling victim to the western model of insular retreat. They are optimists.

His diatribe on Exposing Lies of the Empire has only intensified with time, magnifying his disda...

13:11

2019: INEC, Oshiomhole at war over APC primaries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday wielded the big stick against the All Progressives Congress (APC), barring the party from fielding candidates for the governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly positions in Zamfara State in 2019. National Chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has fired back, insisting that the commission cannot bar the []

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13:10

Jayant Bhandari | Mining Projects Must Have At Least 20% IRR At Current Spot Prices To Be Viable "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jayant Bhandari | Mining Projects Must Have At Least 20% IRR At Current Spot Prices To Be Viable from Mining Stock Education Jayant Bhandari is the President of Anarcho Capital and is constantly traveling the world to look for investment...

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13:07

How to Magnify the Blue Wave with Armchair Activism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vote Forward wants to to help flip Congress blue in 2018. They offer a quick and easy online opportunity for volunteers to help by sending letters. The partially handwritten letters encourage carefully targeted, low-propensity voters in key swing districts to vote. I just wrote 10. You can too!

13:07

Pooncey-Pyne bullshits about attack on Aussie base in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed National"

HA! POONCE ... such a wonderfully descriptive word .. G'Day https://t.co/ghMqjKZWCc Girt by Sea (@ForestgrumpOz) October 11, 2018 He made it up. Big-noting poonce. A load of Kabul: Christopher Pyne claim rejected Defence Minister Christopher Pyne, centre, is escorted to Camp Qargha by Australian Defence Force personnel. EXCLUSIVE By...

13:05

A Soviet Heritage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

So this happened. And yes, snowflake that I am, I find it offensive. Deeply so.

We are disappointed that the largest retailer in the world and in the U.S., Walmart, does not acknowledge or respect the millions of victims of various nationalities, who suffered under the Soviet regime those deported, including the elderly, infants and children, political prisoners, dissidents, members of resistance movements and all those who lost their lives, health or family in the Gulag or other repressions of the Soviet totalitarianism, a letter to Walmart, signed by the chairman of the Estonian Pro Patria party, Helir-Valdor Seeder, Estonias minister of justice, Urmas Reinsalu, and the Estonian member of the European Parliament, Tunne Kelam, said.

Its like some symbols of authoritarian regimes are verboten, while others are hip and trendy? By virtue of being labelled differently? (And yes, the term communist as applied to the Soviet Union bears little resemblance to its application to the underlying philosophy, but this is not that discussion.)

The scars are still too fresh to turn them into a fashion statement, and its hard enough to deal with the 9th of May as it rolls around every year:

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For those who want a virtual stroll through the remains of Soviet cemeteries and other monuments around the country, you can visit here. Some leftovers are more impressive than others, and in better state than others, but they are all a painful reminder of a painful piece of history.

But to cheer us all up, heres a short story about my first introduction to the works of an Estonian composer, Arvo Prt, who survived the regime and still lives today to compose very interesting and varied works for a wide...

13:01

California Firefighters Lasso A Deer That Got Stranded In A Canal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via KRTV: Sacramento firefighters rescued two deer from a canal. A lot of times the deer will jump in at some point travel several miles, said Chris Vestal, spokesman for the fire department. It was a Rancho Cordova rodeo roundup inside a fenced canal to rein in these tired and thrashing hoofed animals. We think []

13:00

The Unknown War: #15/20 The Balkans to Vienna "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The greatest battles of World War II, the most colossal encounters of military force, the most devastating human losses which the modern world has ever seen, occurred on Russian soil during 1941-1945, on a battlefield that is unknown to most Americans. The conflict between Hitlers Germany and Stalins Russia claimed more than 30 million lives. On the early morning of June 22, 1941, the Nazi Wehrmacht had amassed 4.2 million crack troops along a front that stretched for 1,800 miles, and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union began. The Nazi high command was extremely confident, expecting the total collapse of Stalins Russia within six weeks. In reality, The Unknown War raged on for nearly four years. Before it finished, the Nazis and Soviets fought the single greatest campaign in military history. The Unknown War covers that period of history beginning in June 1941, when Germany launched its surprise attack on Russia, through to the end of the war. The Unknown War was a landmark television series, detailing the drama of the Eastern European front during World War II. Academy Award Winner Burt Lancaster hosts the 20 part series. Film footage from Soviet archives comprises a major portion of the series, supplemented by film from both the United States and British archives. Burt Lancaster spent three weeks in eight cities in Russia, for location filming. The Unknown War was made as a counter to the deliberate distortions in the Anglo-American series The World At War, which chose to give as much coverage to the US in Italy as it did to the Red Army at war from the Arctic to the Black Sea. So blatant was the politically motivated distortion in The World At War that the Soviet authorities ultimately refused to cooperate in its production. Instead they set out to make a documentary series of their own that would tell the real story of the War in the East. The Eastern (Russian) Front of WW2 has been side-lined in the Western media for decades, reduced to just one aspect of the War, if it is even mentioned at all. Certainly there is never any recognition given to the fact that it was the main, decisive arena of WW2, the scene of a titanic struggle that, at the cost of 30 million Soviet lives, saved the world from fascism. Made by the USSRs Central Documentary Film Studios, The Unknown War dealt exhaustively with the war on the Soviet front. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, who also appeared on camera, the series featured interviews with many participants from numerous battles, partisan campaigns and SS massacres. It showed the destruction, the sacrifice and th...

13:00

The Little Cat That Could "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Most humans take a year to learn their first steps, and they are notoriously clumsy. [Hartvik Line] taught a robotic cat to walk [YouTube link] in less time, but this cat had a couple advantages over a pre-toddler. The first advantage was that it had four legs, while the second came from a machine learning technique called genetic algorithms that surpassed human fine-tuning in two hours. Thats a pretty good benchmark.

The robot itself is an impressive piece inspired by robots at EPFL, a research institute in Switzerland. All that Swiss engineering is not easy for one person to program, much less a student, but that is exactly what happened. Nixie, as she is called, is a part of a master thesis for [Hartvik] at the University of Stavanger in Norway. Machine learning efficiency outstripped human meddling very quickly, and it can even relearn to walk if the chassis is damaged.

We have been watching genetic algorithm programming for more than half of a decade, and Skynet hasnt popped forth, however we have a robot kitty taking its first steps.

13:00

Juniper Networks fosters adoption of network automation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Juniper Networks released new offerings to accelerate the industrys adoption of automation practices. With this latest announcement, Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals. Juniper EngNet features access to virtual devices that run in the cloud, complete with documentation, along with a suite of tools to move from manual to automated operations. To complement Juniper EngNet, Juniper designed More

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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whale Meat Company Visit us now to get non-Halal restaurant quality meat delivered to your door.     The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:59

Apple CEO Tim Cook says company will donate to Hurricane Michael relief "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Wednesday that his company plans to donate to hurricane relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Michael.In a pair of tweets, Cook wrote that the affected region holds a special place in [his] heart.I grew up on the...

12:59

Reps give IGP 12-hour ultimatum to release detained colleague "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The House of Representatives yesterday issued a 12-hour ultimatum to Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, to release Hon. Abubakar Abdullahi Lado (APC, Niger), who is being detained by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The lawmakers said failure to comply with the directive; the IGP would be summoned to appear before the House.   []

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12:59

LIVE: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

LIVE: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage

Tune in weeknights from 8-10 PM CST to get the latest breaking midterm developments!

The post LIVE: Banned 2018 Midterm Election Coverage appeared first on Alternative News Network.

12:59

Too Much Sleep Can Harm Brain Study "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Too Much Sleep Can Harm Brain Study

Habit also left patients feeling groggy, even sleep deprived

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12:59

China gives legal basis for re-education camps in Xinjiang "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

China gives legal basis for re-education camps in Xinjiang

Chinese officials had earlier denied existence of arbitrary detention centres and enforced political re-education

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12:58

Hurricane porn "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hurricane Michael is hammering Florida right now. Unlike the previous hurricane to hit the US where there was a long lead time, this one seemed to appear suddenly. Hurricanes cause deaths and injuries and massive amounts of damage that lead to a great deal of suffering due to people losing their homes and livelihoods. And yet, there is something fascinating about seeing the power of nature as the winds and rain lash the Earth. I cannot help watching videos of its destructive power even as I feel guilty for doing so.

I am obviously not alone in succumbing to the appeal of hurricane porn, which is why TV news stations will take extraordinary risks just to get dramatic footage, and then show them over and over again.

12:57

Mori Motto For KIN "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui  be strong, be courageous and, patient. Editor Alan Tristram says hes proud to announce Kpiti Independents motto. He []

12:56

Too Busy Shouting "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

During the Democrats' carefully contrived assassination attempt on the life of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a major piece of news slipped past the jackals of the media.   Credit to the Wall Street Journal for providing a measured and useful commentary by the always reliable Walter Russel Mead.

I'm talking about Vice President Pense's speech on China.  In normal times, such a speech would have been headline news for over a week but today's media is more interested in tawdry political hit jobs than it is in serious and important news.

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Mead described the speech as 'the biggest shift in US/China relations since Kissinger's 1971 visit to Beijing.'   But the the media have almost completely ignored it.

The scion of the US fake media, The New York Times, could only bring itself to print a reference to the speech BEFORE it was delivered.  Nothing since.  At least the Washington Post published some of the predictable reaction from Chinese officials.

There's been no other coverage since the VP delivered his speech on October the 5th.

Where, oh where are the Democrats?   

Here is a golden opportunity for them to cast off their hard earned and well deserved mantle of a psychotic rabble and there's narry a murmur from them.   Maybe they are just plain tuckered out after their heroic efforts to strike down Brett Kavanaugh and his family?  Maybe they have been so busy 'resisting' and fund raising they's forgotten how to generate 'policy?'  (Sounds like some other amateur gummint not far from here.)
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12:54

Ambode, four APC govs meet Buhari over primaries "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday, again, trooped to the Presidential Villa, Abuja to engage President Muhammadu Buhari over the controversy trailing the recently conducted primaries by the party across the country. Several governors since last week have been meeting with President Buhari over the primary election crisis which []

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12:54

Court nullifies Rivers APC primaries, disqualifies candidates "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A High Court in Port Harcourt has nullified the nomination of Mr. Tonye Dele-Cole as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, noting that his emergence was illegal and unconstitutional. Delivering judgement in a suit filed by Ibrahim Imah and 22 others against the APC, the presiding judge, Justice Chiwendu []

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12:54

Well arrest Innoson Motors boss EFCC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has indicated its intention to arrest Chairman of Innoson Motors, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma, over fraud-related allegations. Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement yesterday. Uwujaren was reacting to the striking out of a charge preferred against Chukwuma and others, []

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12:54

Reps appoint new deputy House leader "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House Representatives has appointed Hon. Idris Wase, representing Wase Federal Constituency of Plateau State as the new deputy house leader. Wase, who was until his appointment the chairman of the Committee on Federal Character, replaces the late Hon. Umar Buba Jibrin (APC, Kogi) who died on March []

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12:52

Breaking the Silence about Israel's occupation of Hebron "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ido Even-Paz switched on his body camera as his tour group decamped from the bus in Hebron. The former Israeli soldier wanted to document any trouble we might encounter in this, the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank, but it was not Hebron's Palestinian residents who concerned him.

12:51

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (October 24, 2018) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

IBAT (Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool) is a web-based map and reporting tool that provides fast, easy and integrated access to critical biodiversity information on priority species, legally protected areas and internationally recognised areas.

12:50

Fed Credit and the US Money Supply The Liquidity Drain Accelerates "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fed Credit and the US Money Supply The Liquidity Drain Accelerates Author Pater Tenebrarum  Acting-Man Federal Reserve Credit Contracts Further We last wrote in July about the beginning contraction in outstanding Fed credit, repatriation inflows, reverse repos, and commercial and...

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12:50

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 11 Oct, 2018 1:50:40 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 10/10/2018 has been archived and is now available online.

12:49

7th International conference on Earth Science, Climate Change & Space Technology "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Earth Science Conference will be a multidisciplinary gathering and present of areas such as Earth Science, Climate Change, Space Research, New Technology's, education and policies. The forum of Scientists, students and researchers from all corners of the globe, come together to discuss future science & Technology. Each session of the meeting will be included with expert lectures, poster and discussions, join us to design sustainable development processes, innovations by which and how these strategies drive new policies, advances the business and human health protection. We are glad to invite you on behalf of organizing committee to join us, where you are the decision maker for future.

12:48

Annual Asia Wind Energy Conference "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We are delighted to invite our members and wind energy professionals to Asia Wind Energy Association's first Annual Wind Energy Conference under the auspices of Asia Clean Energy Summit during Singapore International Energy Week on 31st October 2018

12:48

Sustainability Data Management course "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ere-S introduces a unique course based on over 10 years of experience in providing reporting and assurance services.

12:47

Sustainable Sustainability Startathon "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Calling out to all innovators, entrepreneurs and innovators! Sustainable Sustainability is a 2 day 2 night Startathon to empower and nurture you to solve real-world problems and kick-start your journey into the community of innovative and sustainable businesses.

12:47

Wonderfruit Festival 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Thailand's pioneering carbon-neutral celebration of the arts and sustainable living, Wonderfruit is back for its fifth iteration with world-class live music acts and DJs as well as perspective-shifting talks and workshops, tantalizing tastes from award-winning chefs, family-friendly activities and much more. Join the journey to Wonderfruit this December for an unforgettable four days of art, music, food and ideas in the serene and sublime Thai countryside.

12:44

ATIKUS RUNNING MATE: WHY SOUTHEAST SHOULD NOT LET GO. By Dr. Law Mefor "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There has been this beautiful argument on why ndigbo should allow the southwest have a double header as VP for More

12:41

Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara (GPA)  The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudis part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power.
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Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away with human rights abuses and the murder of critics, they may have made a mistake in trying to pull this scheme off under the nose of a competitor for regional power; Turkey.

On Tuesday, October second, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to attempt to obtain paperwork to get remarried. What happened after that is still unclear but according to sources within the Turkish government, who have been talking to every media outlet that will listen, what happened after Khashoggi was a brutal murder that is quickly becoming an international incident.

Jamal Khashoggi: the story so far

Several days ago when Turkish law enforcement first went public with the fact that Khashoggi had gone missing, the only information available was the fact that the US citizen and Washington Post journalists had last been seen entering the Saudi consulate. Once it became clear that nobody had seen Khashoggi after this the Turkish police soon realized that he had likely been detained when he had gone into the consulate.

Following this realization by the Turkish government, Ankara soon asked Saudi Arabia to account for the reporter by either releasing him or at least showing some evidence he was still alive somewhere. Saudi officials, including the Crown Prince himself, continue to deny that anything happened to Khashoggi and say he l...

12:39

GM Appoints Ex-CIA Deputy Director, Co-Vice Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations to Its Board "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

More connections than a switchboard, including an NSC role where, She had oversight responsibility for covert action programs and special reconnaissance missions, and In-Q-Tel. Via: CNBC: General Motors appointed a former deputy director of intelligence at the Central Intelligence Agency to its board on Wednesday. Jami Miscik is the chief executive and vice chair of []

12:37

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

111018JSB UPDATE
New Dawn FM News

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The Joint Technical Team (JTT) is meeting this morning ahead of the JSB proper which is scheduled for 2 PM this afternoon (png)time.

In fact the meeting has started .....
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12:37

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Refuses to be Interviewed By Joint House Committee "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was scheduled to testify tomorrow to a closed-door joint House congressional committee (Judiciary/Oversight) chaired by Bob Goodlatte.   This committee has been conducting oversight into activity within the FBI and DOJ as it pertains to prior Continue reading

12:30

Doug Casey | Mining Mergers and New Orleans 2018 Preview (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Doug Casey | Mining Mergers and New Orleans 2018 Preview Video Sprott Medias Albert Lu talks to Doug Casey ahead of the 2018 New Orleans Investment Conference. Casey discusses the business of mining and weighs in on the outlook for...

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12:30

AVG 2019 now includes enhanced phishing threat detection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

With AVG 2019 customers can now tailor new features for themselves and family members that include additional privacy protection, automatic threat detection using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, and reduced notifications from other apps and programs when using full screen mode. Privacy protection One of the new privacy features in AVG 2019 is Sensitive Data Shield, which allows premium users to safeguard personal data they may have stored on devices in the home with an More

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12:30

When a Jewish holocaust denialist is the only one telling the truth, we really are in trouble "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

To those whove heard of him, David Cole is a challenging figure. The son of liberal Hollywood Jews, Cole became notorious as the turncoat Jew who embraced Holocaust revisionism, recanted, and then later decided that, youthful arrogant naivete aside, some of his revisionist views were still correct. Michael Shermer aptly described Cole as very smart [] The post When a Jewish holocaust denialist is the only one telling the truth, we really are in trouble appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

Project Veritas Undercover Video: TN Dem Senate Candidates Staff Said Hes Lying About Supporting Kavanaugh, Its Political Move "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BREAKING: "We don't say that out of these walls." Phil Bredesen's Staff Says He Is Lying About Kavanaugh Vote in Undercover Video. "It's a political move." #SecretsAndLies #TNSenateDebate Full report: https://t.co/F2pH0E0uIm pic.twitter.com/C2tYz4m9Uv James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 11, 2018

12:23

Longevity World Forum "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

1st conference upcoming in Nov. 2018, in Spain.


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12:21

OKeefe Strikes Again=> Video Captures TN Dem Candidate Phil Bredesen in Classic Bait and Switch "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new undercover video from Project Veritas Action features staff from Democrat Phil Bredesens U.S. Senate campaign admitting that he has been decieving voters and attempting to appear more moderate than he actually is.

Bredesen, who was recently endorsed by Taylor Swift, has infamously claimed that he would have voted to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh but his campaign says it is just a vote grab.

When asked by a PVA journalist if he would have really supported Kavanaugh, staffer Maria Amalla said that he would not have.

No, its a political move He thinks that like were down like half a point right now. Its like really close and were losing by a point or two. So he thinks that if like by saying this hes appealing to more moderate republicans and hell get more of them to vote for us.

I was so confused because I just cant believe he would actually vote [for Kavanaugh], the PVA journalist continued.

He wouldnt. But hes saying he would Which I dont know if it makes it worse or better. No, it makes it better staffer Will Stewart added.

Amalla said that the claim that he would support Kavanaugh was an effort to win over Republicans because he is not doing very well in rural areas.

Stewart also said that Tennessee voters are ignorant for supporting the confirmation of now Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

When Project Veritas founder James OKeefe attempted to get a comment from Bredesens campaign manager he was reportedly assaulted.

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12:20

Submission on the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  1. I support the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill and ask that it be passed with the amendments suggested below.

  2. As this week's IPCC report shows, humanity needs to move rapidly away from fossil fuels if we are to have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change. Our global carbon budget does not allow humanity to burn the fossil fuels we have already discovered. Therefore, looking for more is both pointless, and insofar as it encourages the burning of fossil carbon and the pollution of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, actively dangerous.

  3. Banning offshore oil exploration is a small step towards making that necessary shift, but it is a step in the right direction, and I support it. Banning exploration will gradually strangle the oil industry in New Zealand, and so reduce our contribution to global climate change. Obviously it needs to be followed up with further action: banning onshore exploration, banning fossil fuel extraction, banning fossil fuel vehicles, and ultimately banning fossil fuel use entirely. But those (and measures combating other greenhouse gases) are topics for other legislation.

  4. The bill however does not go far enough. There are two obvious flaws which limit its effectiveness:

  5. Holders of exploration permits have a statutory right to convert their permit to a mining permit if they make a discovery. If the government is serious about calling time on offshore oil, then it needs to remove that right, or put a sunset clause on it. Given the urgency of the global situation, I recommend eliminating it entirely for any petroleum permit outside of onshore Taranaki. Alternatively, a five year sunset clause seems more than generous, keeping in mind that any mining permit means another twenty years of dangerous emissions.

  6. Holders of exploration permits can also have them changed to change the area covered, the minerals to which they relate, extend their duration or change their conditions. Section 7 of the bill partially addresses this by forbidding petroleum permits from being extended to areas outside the onshore Taranaki region. However, this would still allow a holder of an existing permit to have it extended or have its conditions modified to remove "drill or drop" or surrender conditions, which is contrary to the intent of th...

12:14

Lady Justice Sits Down With a Stiff Drink to Consider Her Next Career Move "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Rob Slane | The Blog Mire | October 10, 2018 I am currently in the U.S., and so watching from afar as the biggest criminal investigation Britain has ever seen is sub-contracted out to the Atlantic Council/Soros-sponsored website, Bellingcat. Pinch yourself once. Pinch yourself twice. Yes, it really is happening. It is truly remarkable []

12:12

Nancy Pelosi Explains How to Ruin Someones Life "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Nancy Pelosi Explains How to Ruin Someones Life by Rory The Daily Coin The video below is from a press conference, held by Nancy Pelosi, about a year before Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by President Trump to the Supreme...

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12:12

2019: Atiku vs Buhari. By Reuben Abati "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Godfather of Lagos State politics, has every reason to give Buhari an Ambode treatment. The Atiku More

12:10

A Reverse Bucket List "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A Reverse Bucket List by Gary Christenson Deviant Investor Miles Franklin sponsored this article. The opinions expressed are those of the author, Gary Christenson. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman starred in the 2007 movie, The Bucket List. A bucket...

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12:08

Jury duty tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Maybe. Being on sabbatical means I had no excuse to skip it, but what do you think the odds are that the lawyers send me away for being a godless sciencey nerd? Ill prepare for a long day, but I kind of expect Im not the kind of person theyll want to serve you know, all weird and stuff, not representative of the community.

But I wouldnt mind experiencing it all!

12:06

Initial HDMI 2.0 Support With Nouveau Slated For The Next Linux Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Days after Nouveau DRM maintainer Ben Skeggs began staging changes for this open-source NVIDIA driver ahead of the next kernel cycle, this evening Ben Skeggs submitted the DRM-Next pull request to queue this work for the Linux 4.20/5.0 kernel cycle...

12:02

Greens Member Publishes Details Of MP Jeremy Buckinghams $75k Legal Threat "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Greens NSW politician who has railed against defamation laws and their effects on free speech is suing multiple members of his own party including demands for a $75,000 payout after being publicly accused of sexually assaulting a young Greens staffer.

But one of the people NSW Upper House MLC Jeremy Buckingham is threatening with a defamation suit Greens candidate for the inner-Sydney seat of Summer Hill, Tom Raue is hitting back, taking to social media this morning to post details of the legal threats.

On August 2, ABCs 7:30 program aired a lengthy report detailing failures by the Greens to deal properly with internal allegations of sexual assault. The 7:30 report featured the experiences of four women, one of whom was Ella Buckland, a former Greens NSW staffer. It alleged that in 2011, Mr Buckingham grabbed her inappropriately and kissed her neck after drinks at Mr Buckinghams house. Ms Buckland also alleged that Mr Buckingham phoned her the following morning, and threatened her employment.

The full details of the alleged sexual assault were suppressed by the ABC. New Matilda is currently investigating the incident, however Mr Buckingham strongly denies it occurred, and claims it was part of a factional attack on him from within the party.

Despite this, the story was widely reported by other media. Mr Buckinghams legal representatives Centennial Lawyers subsequently issued legal threats against Channel 10 (which publicly apologised for their story), and at least four other individuals, all of them Greens NSW members or former members*. One of those is Mr Raue.

Greens candidate for the seat of Summer Hill, Tom Raue, is being sued for defamation by colleague Jeremy Buckingham. (IMAGE: Supplied).

In a Facebook post published today within a private Greens group, Mr Raue writes: I felt a responsibility to stand in solidarity with the women who had come forward in the program and to reassure members, supporters and voters that the alleged behaviour was unacceptable, particularly in a progressive political party.

...

12:01

Rojava: Between City and Village, Between War and Ecology "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Rojava: Between City and Village, Between War and Ecology appeared first on It's Going Down.

The Rojava Revolution is an event deeply rooted in a specific place; a place that exists on a scale thats both personal and dauntingly immense. Rojava, or western Kurdistan, is part of the fertile crescent, the region where humanity developed agriculture and the other precursors of contemporary western civilization. This history goes back thousands of years, with evidence (both physical and social) surrounding the people that make their lives here and can be found in contemporary village life (jiyana gund) despite the existence of urban centers like Qamilo and Koban.

Both Rojavas social landscape and the mythology its writing about itself is deeply rooted in these gunds. Many villages are organized around a gir, which is a type of hill rising up like a dusty volcanic cone, houses clustered around the base. Beneath the surface there are thousands of years of history, dating back to the time when goddesses were worshipped. Between the houses are narrow streets flanked by traditional mud-brick walls that are built of straw and Rojavas mud. The streets are traversed by children, adults and livestock as they go about their work or tend to the outlying wheat fields. There are modern adaptations, too, like the use of cinder blocks and a resulting creative, free-from style of architecture.

Ive had the chance to visit a number of villages, but have spent the most time in Card, pronounced Jaroodey. Its an example of village life and functional democratic confederalism at its most fully functional. There are about 50 multi-generational families, primarily Kurdish, in the village, each with a small compound containing a house, outbuildings, trees, vines, flowers, and animals. Its about a fifteen minute drive from the closest city. In this village people wander freely into other homes to visit neighbors and relatives. Last time I was in Card, I asked about how old the village was. I didnt get an exact answer, just kevn, which translates to old or ancient.

The first time I went to Card, we were sitting in a garden made by the villagers. On our side of the Turkish border there was a raging fire and deng kele (sounds of a Kalashnikov) from a wedding. From behind the fire we could see the distinctively uniform bright white lights of the border. We got there by hitchhiking, which generally takes about ten minutes or less to find a ride. We can hitch from the side of the road, but its generally safer from the asayi (security) checkpoint. There, kalashnikov toting asayi are stopping cars and shortly wavin...

12:00

As The World Decouples From The Fed Note,The Transition Is Happening Quietly (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As The World Decouples From The Fed Note,The Transition Is Happening Quietly Video X22 Report The clock has run out for Sears, they are getting prepared to declare bankruptcy. The IMF is beating the drum letting everyone know that...

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12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What Countries are Due East and West of the Americas? Click on images for a high-res view I tested the above by having another world map open on my other screen.  Due to the curvature of the earth, we are unable to witness any of this. According to Wikipedia, our limitations are as follows: For [] The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Four Corners: The Monsanto Papers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Four Corners investigates the secret tactics used by global chemical giant Monsanto to protect its billion-dollar business and its star product, the weed killer, Roundup.

12:00

Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud safeguards complex IT infrastructures "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Arcserve unveiled Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud, the fully-integrated, cloud-born solution to prevent the impacts of downtime by restoring access to critical data, systems and applications across IT infrastructures ranging from non-x86 and x86, to software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). With this solution, Arcserve solves the challenges of protecting modern IT caused by the time, skill, expense and multiple tools needed to protect new workloads. According to new data being More

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11:59

Two Students Hooked Up. It Was Clearly Consensual. He Still Spent $12,000 Defending Himself. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dont have any sexual interaction on college campuses today or you may be in trouble. Via Reason: James, a freshman at the University of California-Davis, was on his way to math class when he received an email that would derail his life for the next few months: The universitys Title IX office, which handles sexual []

11:57

Sharia Crime Stoppers Webinar, Week 6: MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD "IndyWatch Feed War"

https://www.theunitedwest.org/sharia-crime-stoppers/ Todays Webinar will present: Brief historical overview of the Muslim Brotherhood The publication of its playbook in 2001 with the tactics to be used for WORLD CONQUEST The infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into America The importance of the Explanatory Memorandum that identifies the Strategic Plan for Eliminating America from Continue reading

11:52

James OKeefe Attacked by Dem Senate Campaign Manager Ahead of Bombshell Undercover Video Release "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Project Veritas president James OKeefe is releasing a very damning undercover video in his new series focusing on the midterms dubbed Secrets and Lies.

Project Veritas is releasing the video tonight at 9 PM ET and the Democrat campaign he targeted is livid!

OKeefe: Tonight @PVeritas_Action will release undercover video of multiple staffers for a Senate candidate, all describing their boss as a bait and switch politician. Which swing state you ask? Stay tuned. Between now and Election day, things are about to get real. #SecretsandLies

Sean Hannity taunted with a TICK TOCK tweet:

James OKeefe responded to Hannity and said he was shoved by the campaign manager when he asked for comment!

OKEEFE: BOOM, stay tuned this is going to be intense! I just tried asking the campaign manager for comment and got shoved! They are caught red handed!

11:50

Private Blog US Share Market in the Aftermath "IndyWatch Feed World"

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11:48

The Art of Supremacy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Clarion Project Published on Oct 9, 2018: There is little doubt that the Nazis were experts at mastering supremacy. They have inspired numerous groups who have copied their methods to wreak terror on the world. Now the Jihadi groups use copycat techniques. But the history of Nazi association with Jihadi and Islamist groups stretches back Continue reading

11:47

Leaked Google Document Advises to Police Tone Instead of Content in the Shift Towards Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Aaron Kesel Another Google document has found its way into the public domain, this time through Breitbart. The news publication reports that an 85-page briefing...

11:40

After the Fed Screws President Trump Again, He States the Obvious The Fed has Gone Crazy! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

President Trump is right. He said today what we have been saying for the past year, with Stocks at all-time highs and unemployment at 50-year lows, the Feds interest rate increases show a far-left liberal bias.  Trump called the Fed Crazy!

Right after Barack Obama was elected President, on December 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve (The Fed) lowered the Fed Funds rate by an entire percent, from 1% down to 0% . The Fed had not lowered the Fed Funds rate by such a large amount (1% ) since at least before 1990, if ever. The Fed kept this 0% rate for most of Obamas eight years in office.

CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history (from the Fed). The Fed Funds rate was at zero for most of Obamas time in office. Finally, in December 2015 after the Fed announced its first increase in the Fed Funds rate during the Obama Presidency.

The only Fed Funds Rate increases since 2015 were after President Trump was elected President. The Fed increased the Fed Funds Rate now seven times.

The Fed Funds Rate greatly impacts the economy:

Lower interest rates usually spur the economy by making corporate and consumer borrowing easier. Higher interest rates are intended to slow down the economy by making borrowing harder.

Increases in the...

11:40

"Just Where You Begin Again..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"When we're headed toward an outcome that's too horrible to face, that's when we go looking for a second opinion. And sometimes, the answer we get just confirms our worst fears. But sometimes, it can shed new light on the problem, make you see it in a whole new way. After all the opinions have been heard and every point of view has been considered, you finally find what you're after - the truth. But the truth isn't where it ends, that's just where you begin again with a whole new set of questions."
 - "Meredith", "Grey's Anatomy" 

11:39

12 Traits That Signify You Are A Pleiadian Starseed "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pleiadian starseeds are people who are healers on a deeper level than most. They are able to communicate with dimensions most others are not.

While you may have heard the term starseed its not likely that youve become aware of the different kinds. There are quite a few and the Pleiadian is one of the best and most revered. These souls came from and continue to come from the Pleiades Star Cluster.

Below I am going to go over some of the things that make up a Pleiadian starseed so that you can determine if you might be one or not. While there is a lot more to it than just these things, these traits are a good place to begin. How many of these are present within you?

12 Traits That Signify You Are A Pleiadian Starseed

1. You are very peace-oriented.

You are all about bringing forth peace. You do to others as you feel they deserve and offer everyone the benefit of the doubt. You are a very kind individual.

2. You are a better healer than most.

You are a skilled healer. You heal others on a level that most healers cannot. Its like you feel things more deeply and are able to read the emotions to come before they are present.

3. You feel like you do not belong here.

You dont feel like the place you are is home to you. You know that you do not belong but do not know where you should go. Its like you cannot pinpoint where you need to head from here but you know that here isnt going to work for you.

4. You are highly intuitive.

You are a highly intuitive person. You are able to feel things that most others never pick up on. When your intuition comes calling, you listen to it.

5. You feel horrible in the presence of negative emotion.

You cannot handle negative emotions. When someone is down and out you really take it to heart. Its like your an empath but in overdrive.

6. You are very compassionate person.

You are always showing compassion to the people and animals around you. You are able to show them what most refuse to. You feel that it is your duty to be there for them in the ways you can be.

7. You tend to repress your own emotions.

You tend to repress your own emotions for the sake of facing those of others. This is not how things are supposed to work and you struggle with it a lot. While it is something you can overcome it is also a very big issue w...

11:35

Holistic Doctor Attacked for Promoting Low-carb High-fat Diet Absolved of all Charges Maintains Medical License "IndyWatch Feed National"

Despite their best efforts the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have failed to silence Dr Gary Fettke. After being subjected to 4 years of bullying and harassment, AHPRA have finally dropped all charges. More than that, its made a public apology to Dr Fettke following a review of his case. His crime? To recommend his patients reduce []

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11:31

In Robeson County, NC, Policing Reveals Yet Another Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post In Robeson County, NC, Policing Reveals Yet Another Disaster appeared first on It's Going Down.

This report comes from anarchists doing post Hurricane Florence disaster relief alongside badass local peeps in Robeson County, NC, and details how the unfolding disaster highlights the everyday horrors of racialized capitalist society.

As communities in Lumberton, NC and surrounding towns in Robeson County continue the work of rebuilding their homes and neighborhoods, local police and government officials continue their work of upholding state violence and political corruption. A local group who is bottom lining much of the grassroots disaster relief efforts in Robeson County is also (and has been more many years) pushing to fight against abuses by authorities against their communities.

In solidarity with our new comrades in Robeson County were calling for some FTP support from the circle A team as local folks here fight against Chief of Police Welton Patterson (aka Ronnie Patterson) and Town Manager David Ashburn of Red Springs, NC (about 20 miles from Lumberton, NC) who have been recently charged with removal of public records, conspiracy to remove public records, and unlawful disposal of public records.

Red Springs Police Chief Welton Patterson on the left and town manager David Ashburn on right.

The...

11:30

Tweet for Today "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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11:30

Open letter to Golriz Ghahraman "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I have just read the article in Vice Media headlined Biography as a Battleground, which you are indeed aware, is an interview with your good self outlining your journey through life. You were so impressed with the article you made the claim that It blew me away, and made me cry adding Its a touch [] The post Open letter to Golriz Ghahraman appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:30

Hurricane Michael, Climate Change, the IPCC, and more with Dr. Beckwith "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Talking common sense and science about Hurricane Michael, extreme weather in general, abrupt climate change, and the climate emergency that we are in and politicians aren't even acknowledging. Dr. Beckwith does an outstanding job in explaining these things, and he addresses what politicians should be doing, the glaring holes in the latest IPCC so-called report.

11:30

On World Mental Health Day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Everyone has bad moments, bad days, bad times. Some people feel they are having a bad life.

We cant easily see when someones heart is bleeding; we cant bandage mental wounds and we cant put broken spirits in splints.

But mental health problems can be as serious as physical ones and you can no more lift the black clouds of depression by bucking up, thinking positive or following any of the other well-intentioned exhortations than you can heal a physical injury or illness that way.

This is Mental Health Awareness week   and this years theme is:  Let nature in, strengthen your wellbeing M te taiao kia whakapakari tu oranga!

If you or someone you know needs help The Mental Health Foundation has a list of helplines, websites and other resources here and  Farmstrong has a list of places to go for help here.

For less serious issues theres always Leunig:

 

What are you doing? Im using my device. What is your device? My device is the sky. Does your devi...

11:30

THE SILENCE (IN THE NZ MEDIA AT LEAST) IS DEAFENING "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Seems the NZ media (and successive governments) are staying clear of raising the issue of Asia Bibi (aka Aasiya Noreen), a Pakistani Christian, sentenced to death a decade ago for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.    Her final appeal against the sentence is currently being heard by the Pakistan Supreme Court.

It all stems from her drinking water from a village well  and, by doing so, was deemed to have made the well unfit to be used by the Muslim majority in the village.    In the argument that followed she was called on the 'convert' and redeem herself.     Her response (which sealed her fate) was to say "What did your prophet Muhammad  ever do to save mankind".

During the same period the Asia Bibi has been on death row the NZ Government has provided direct aid to Pakistan in excess of $7.5m plus an unknown amount through the Head of Mission Fund administered by MFAT (on small projects like the provision of water pumps and micro-credit funding).    One can fairly ask why we're giving aid to a country where religious freedom exists in name only and where people can be put to death for questioning another faith.  

And why too from Labour and the Greens, who have elevated their condemnation of Australia over their treatment of illegal immigrants to an art form, such a deafening silence on what goes for 'justice' in Pakistan.

11:30

InfluxData integrates with Google Cloud IoT Core to improve users IoT environments "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

InfluxData released a Telegraf agent for Google Cloud IoT Core. Now Google Cloud IoT Core users can get insight and analytics from their IoT environments by using the time series database solution to provide insight, improve operational efficiency, and optimize their businesses with real-time decision making and control. Google Cloud IoT Core is a set of tools to connect, process, store, and analyze data both at the edge and in the cloud. InfluxDatas Telegraf is More

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11:30

SETI: Not Successful Because We Are Barely Even Looking? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Smart aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven't found them yet.

[An] upcoming study in The Astronomical Journal, which we learned about from MIT Technology Review, suggests humanity has barely sampled the skies, and thus has no grounds to be cynical. According to the paper, all searches for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI, have examined barely a swimming pool's worth of water from a figurative ocean of signal space. "We haven't really looked much," Shubham Kanodia, a graduate student in astronomy who co-wrote the study, said during a NASA "technosignatures" workshop in Houston, Texas on September 26.

[...] In their study, Kanodia and his colleagues built a mathematical model of what they consider a reasonably sized cosmic haystack.
Their haystack is a sphere of space nearly 33,000 light-years in diameter, centered around Earth. This region captures the Milky Way's bustling core, as well as many giant globular clusters of stars above and below our home galaxy.

They also picked eight dimensions of a search for aliens factors like signal transmission frequency, bandwidth, power, location, repetition, polarization, and modulation (i.e. complexity) and defined reasonable limits for each one. "This leads to a total 8D haystack volume of 6.4 10116m5Hz2s/W," the authors wrote. That is 6.4 followed by 115 zeros as MIT Technology review described it, "a space of truly gargantuan proportions."

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

11:28

J. Michael Waller Discusses Russian Political Warfare With Glenn Beck "IndyWatch Feed War"

Center for Security Policy, October 10, 2018: J. Michael Waller, the Centers Senior VP for Government Affairs, was interviewed by Glenn Beck on TheBlaze about issues related to Russia. Watch the videos below: *** *** Center urges NATO countries to exploit the vulnerabilities of Russia as non-military deterrence Laying out an innovative strategy to counter Continue reading

11:27

Kids Over 12 Face Potential Jail Time for Trick-or-Treating "IndyWatch Feed World"

There has been a lot of debate in the United States recently about right and wrong, and the level of control the government and law enforcement agencies should be allowed to enforce on us and our families. While most of this debate surrounds the legalization of marijuana, the state of Virginia is now threatening to send trick-or-treaters as young as 13 to jail!

You read that right! In an attempt to control the mischief that often occurs on Halloween, some cities are turning to their city ordinances in an attempt to control the activity that night. While these rules exist in areas across the nation, in the state of Virginia, officials are taking their efforts a step further. In several towns, including Chesapeake Virginia, the violation of these ordinances can carry some steep penalties including heavy fines and even jail time for those over the age of 12.

Section 46-8 of the city ordinance code for the city of Chesapeake, Virginia states:

(a) If any person over the age of 12 years shall engage in the activity commonly known as trick or treat or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever, he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than six months or both.

(b) If any person shall engage in the activity commonly known as trick or treat or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever after 8:00 p.m., he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than 30 days or both.

Local officials say that the law has been in the books since 1970, so its nothing new in the area. The citys website states that Chesapeake Police staff are not actively seeking out violations of the time or age limits. However, they go on to explain that a thirteen-year-old safely trick or treating with a younger sibling is not going to have any issues. That same child taking pumpkins from porches and smashing them in the street more likely will. Surely there are better ways to target children causing mischief and destruction than legislation that opens the door to targeting children for simply trick or treating in their neighborhood, no?

You may be surprised to learn that Chesapeake isnt the only area to use such strict laws to enforce order during the Halloween season. Both...

11:26

New Bill Proposed by Senator Richard Pan Regarding Fake News Raises Concerns About Censorship "IndyWatch Feed World"

We pride ourselves in the United States on Freedom of Speech, a fundamental right that we hold to be important in our society. However, far too often this right is infringed upon without us even realizing it, framed as concern. This is the concern with a new bill proposed in California.

Introduced by California Senator Richard Pan, the bill is titled SB1424 Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan is focused on the information that is being shared online and the way in which we verify its authenticity. In a world where we are constantly inundated with false news, and the average citizen appears to be unable to fact check the information they are sharing prior to putting it out on their social media accounts for the world to see, it has a solid basis.

The bill was introduced as a means of holding websites accountable for the information that they are posting. Known as the Online False Information Act, its stated goal is to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information. While it sounds great in theory, there are a number of concerns being raised since it was introduced.

First, Senator Pan never actually names who these state-sanctioned fact-checkers would be. It stands to reason that it may rely upon the same fact-checkers used by Facebook currently and approved by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The organization is organized and run by the Poynter Institute, a world leader in journalism. However, its important to note that the organization isnt currently without bias. Funded, in part, by liberal organizations such as George Soross Open Society Foundation, one has to wonder how easy it would be for the government to use these organizations to censor the information being made available to the general population.

Take, for example, the current vaccination debate. It has been made clear that the official government stance on the topic, as has been stated on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website, is that all vaccinations undergo a rigorous review of laboratory and clinical data to ensure the safety, efficacy, purity, and potency of these products. Vaccines approved for marketing may also be required to undergo additional studies to further evaluate the vaccine and often to address specific questions about the vaccines safety, effectiveness or possible side effects....

11:23

Impeachable Felony: Trump Lobbied for Gambling Boss Sheldon Adelson, Blackmailing Japan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

During a February meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Washington, DC, US President Donald Trump allegedly lobbied on behalf of Las Vegas Sands owner Sheldon Adelson, a casino mogul who contributed at least $20 million to Trumps presidential campaign. According to a Wednesday ProPublica report citing unnamed sources, Adelson had dinner in the White House []

11:18

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 11, 2018 is available.

11:17

HAARP Waves: See, Hear, and Feel the Climate Control Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note: Here is the first installment of a three part series on HAARP Waves from Enkidu Gilgamesh. This first part covers entry, analog-radio, observe the frequencies, and NEXRAD makes the weather. More to come.Carol HAARP Waves! Get Analog Radios! You Can See, Hear, and Feel the Climate Control! Part 1 By Enkidu Gilgamesh []

11:16

A Call to Support the #Aufstehen (#StandUp) Movement for Social Justice and Global Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

October 10, 2018

The world is at a critical turning point. The destructive Western policy of unilateral military interventions, illegal regime change and economic sanctions increases the danger of military escalation, while ruthless financial exploitation and environmental degradation are destabilizing entire regions and creating millions of refugees.

The time has come to unite against this threat to humanity. Respect for the principles of sovereignty, self-determination, non-interventionism and social justice must be restored, and compliance with international law must be a top priority. We must be united in voice and action.

As supporters of World Beyond War, a global movement to end all wars, we appeal to the international community to support #Aufstehen (#StandUp), a new social renewal movement launched in Germany that seeks to advance peace, social justice and global cooperation. The movement is a cross-party project that supports the concept of a peaceful, multipolar world. Just two months after its start, more than 150,000 German citizens have pledged their support, including numerous personalities in science, politics and culture.

#Aufstehen connects with progressive European and global organizations to re-energize a divided Left and Peace movement, pushing back against neoliberalism and the rising tide of right-wing populism. Directly inspired by #Aufstehen, the Patria e Costituzione Sinistra di Popolo movement has just been launched in Italy. Other allies include the La France Insoumise party of Jean-Luc Mlenchon, Momentum from the Britains Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and progressive movements in the Americas.

#Aufstehen maps out a new progressive, political direction that empowers citizens who feel ignored, unrepresented and betrayed by their political leaders to contribute their own ideas and organize a democratic, peoples agenda.

Some of the issues to be addressed include:

  • international peace, diplomacy and dtente; respecting the principles of non-intervention, non-aggression, sovereignty, human rights, and global cooperation; a non-confrontational foreign policy regarding Russia;
  • opposing torture, surveillance and censorship; an end to interventionism, proxy wars, and arms exports; an end to supporting terrorism and regime change;
  • halting the spread of fascism, xenophobia, racism & discrimination; fairness and accuracy in media; promoting independent & community m...

11:16

Chinas New B2 Stealth Bomber to Eclipse Americas Old Junk "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  Beijings Hong-20 stealth bomber is preparing to make its first trial flight after more than a decade of development. Chinese state television has confirmed that the H-20 bomber will soar into friendly skies in the near future, Asia Times reports. The date of the flight has not been specified. However, the milestone of the first flight signals that Aviation []

11:15

What Fuels Suicidality Among Trans Men? My First Article for INTO "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

CW: Suicide, Sexual Assault, Racism, Transphobia

According to the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey, 40 percent of trans people have attempted suicide at some point during their lives, and 48 percent have seriously considered it. A more recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics confirms this high risk even among transgender adolescents. Nearly half of adolescent trans guys reported having at least one suicide attempt in their lives, with more than 40 percent of non-binary adolescents and about 30 percent of trans girls reporting the same thing.

Whats interesting to note is how much trans boys are at a great risk of suicide higher than trans girls and non-binary adolescents but the study doesnt explain why. Are there unique obstacles young trans men face that other trans-identified people dont?

Perhaps surprisingly the answer is yes. I think one of the obvious risk factors that trans men experience is sexual assault and violence, says trans blogger Sam Dylan Finch of Lets Queer Things Up. Not that we dont see this happening to folks of other genders, but people perceived as girls and women have a categorical risk for sexual violence that makes them vulnerable early on in life.

Read the rest here.

11:13

Little Dog Watched Over His Kitten Until They Were Rescued "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Some say that dogs and cats cant be best friends but Morticia and Gomez managed to convince an entire stadium of people otherwise, in just one day.

Earlier this week, a Good Samaritan spotted a small dog and a little black kitten huddled together between two portable toilets at Hampton Soccer Park, in Hampton, Virginia.

The passerby decided to bring attention to the unusual pair, posting their whereabouts on the private social network Nextdoor. A few animal lovers rushed to the soccer complex, and sure enough, found the bonded pair still cowering in the grass, frozen in place.

Credit: Saver of Souls Pet Rescue

Getting the two to safety, however, wouldnt be as easy as they thought. Gomez, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, insisted on protecting the tiny kitten at any cost.

Totally bonded dog is growling if we get too close so we have notified animal control and are waiting for them, a Good Samaritan wrote in a social media post. Three of us are monitoring them right now.

The two were eventually brought to a local shelter, and given time for their owner to come forward. A photo of the pair was shared on the Facebook group Lost & Found Pets of Hampton Roads, VA, where the post made Rebecca Roberto of Saver of Souls Pet Rescue stop everything she was doing.

They looked so scared in the picture it made us take notice, Roberto told The Dodo. We tend to favor the scared ones because they just dont understand when you are trying to help.

Credit: Saver of Souls Pet Rescue

Roberto couldnt get the bonded animals out of her mind, especially since she knew they would most likely be kept apart at the shelter.

At most shelters, it...

11:12

Man Planned To Blow Up Himself With A Bomb On National Mall In D.C. On Election Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, now Ive heard it all. Sortition? Via NBC: The FBI has arrested an upstate New York man accused of building a bomb that he intended to use to blow himself up on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Election Day, authorities said Wednesday. Court documents say Paul Rosenfeld, 56, of Tappan, wanted to []

11:11

Sick Elephant Forced To Give Rides At Fair "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Minnie looked sick and worn-down  but instead of being able to rest, the old Asian elephant was forced to give ride after ride to people at a fair.

Last month, college student Nicole Collyer attended the Big E, a large fair that takes place each year in Massachusetts, and she saw Minnie working there and felt very sorry for the elephant, whos about 45 years old.

Credit: Nicole Collyer

Shes clearly very sick and her feet hurt really bad, Collyer wrote in a Facebook post about Minnie that went viral. She kept picking them up and shaking them and she was limping. She also looks malnourished and tired.

I cried for an hour last night thinking about her, Collyer added in the post. Her life must be so horrible.

Credit: Nonhuman Rights Project

The team at the Nonhuman Rights Project, an animal welfare organization, has been campaigning for Minnie to be legally recognized as a person and retired into a sanctuary for quite a while now. Unfortunately, things have yet to change for Minnie and the other elephants.

Minnies life has long been filled with upheaval and sadness. She was born in the wild in Thailand in 1972, but she was imported into the U.S. when she was only 2 months old. An elephant this young should still be with her mother, so this entire experience would have been very traumatic for Minnie.

...

11:04

Scary Dynamoterror dinosaur discovered "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Tyrannosaurus rex may be among the most well-known and terrifying dinosaurs to walk the Earth, but a newly discovered relative may have been even scarier.

Dynamoterror dynastes, a variant of T. rex, was discovered in New Mexico in 2012 by a team of researchers, led by Western Science Center paleontologist Andrew McDonald. It has a slightly different bone structure compared to its successor cousin.

Despite fragmentation of much of the axial and appendicular skeleton prior to discovery, the frontals, a metacarpal, and two pedal phalanges are well-preserved, the studys abstract reads. The frontals exhibit an unambiguous autapomorphy and a second potential autapomorphy that distinguish this specimen from all other tyrannosaurids.

11:04

The Pentagons Push to Program Soldiers Brains "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The military wants future super-soldiers to control robots with their thoughts.

I. Who Could Object?

Tonight I would like to share with you an idea that I am extremely passionate about, the young man said. His long black hair was swept back like a rock stars, or a gangsters. Think about this, he continued. Throughout all human history, the way that we have expressed our intent, the way we have expressed our goals, the way we have expressed our desires, has been limited by our bodies. When he inhaled, his rib cage expanded and filled out the fabric of his shirt. Gesturing toward his body, he said, We are born into this world with this. Whatever nature or luck has given us.

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11:04

LIVE STREAM VIDEO: President Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Erie, PA 10/10/18 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It Was ANOTHER Packed House in Erie, Pennsylvania tonight for President Trumps rally.

PACKED.

Thousands of Trump supporters who could not not get into the packed #MAGA rally being held at the Erie Insurance Arena in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, Wednesday evening are massed outside to support the President and watch the rally on large screen television.

Right Side Broadcasting Network is livestreaming the rally tonight.

The post LIVE STREAM VIDEO: President Trump Holds MAGA Rally in Erie, PA 10/10/18 appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

11:04

Michigan wildlife officials warn hunters of serious contagious disease in deer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Heads up, hunting enthusiasts: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is warning hunters in the state to be wary of bovine tuberculosis in deer, a disease thats transmissible to humans, WSMH-News reported.

The serious contagious disease is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium bovis, according to Purdue University. Its spread primarily through the exchange of respiratory secretions between infected and uninfected animals, such as coughing or sneezing, according to the Michigan DNR.

Oklahoma Man Faces Charges For Shooting Deer Hours Before Hunting Season Starts

11:04

Scientists discover massive volcano graveyard hidden off the coast of Australia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Its often said that we know less about what is hiding in Earths oceans than we do about what lurks in the depths of space. While that might be hyperbole, a new discovery off the coast of Australia certainly lends weight to the argument.

Hidden some 2,000 meters beneath the waves off the east coast of Australia, researchers stumbled upon something they didnt even know was there: a massive volcano graveyard that they are calling the Lost World of extinct underwater volcanos.

11:03

New FAA Rules for Drones Go Into Effect "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act maintains a distinction between recreational and commercial activities, but the FAA is no longer constrained by law not to impose rules on the former: Section 336, which had previously carved out an exception for model aircraft, has been entirely repealed. In its place is a new Section 349, which covers what the FAA expects of recreational flyers.

The title of Section 349 betrays a very different attitude compared with the earlier Section 336. It reads: Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft. No more calling them model aircraft: Small modelsincluding things sold as toys, even paper airplanesare referred to as Unmanned Aircraft.

That seems a little ridiculous to me. In my view, the FAA is committing what philosophers sometimes call the fallacy of the beard: A paper airplane is clearly not something the FAA should worry about, whereas a large octocopter with whirring blades carrying a heavy camera is. But where do you draw the line? The FAA refuses to set a threshold under which it bows out, insisting that everything not carrying people and capable of flight is an unmanned aircraft requiring the agencys oversight and regulation.

11:03

The cosmological lithium problem "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The international collaborative n_TOF, in which a group of University of Seville researchers participated, has made use of the unique capacities of three of the worlds nuclear facilities to carry out a new experiment aimed at finding an explanation of the cosmological lithium problem. This problem is among the still unresolved questions of the current standard description of the Big Bang. The new experimental results, their theoretical interpretations and their implications have been published in Physical Review Letters.

11:02

Gandhis Despair and the Struggle for Truth and Love "IndyWatch Feed War"

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it always.

M.K. Gandhi

As we remembered Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October, the Mahatmas 149th birthday and the International Day of Nonviolence, there is plenty of room for despair.

Never before has the Earth and its many inhabitants been under siege as they are now, more than 100 years after Gandhi started warning us of the predicament in which we are embroiled and presenting his strategy for addressing it before it spiraled out of control.

Whether it is the threat of nuclear war, the ongoing wars in many parts of the world and particularly the Middle East, the multiple and synergistic threats to the global environment or the ongoing climate catastrophe, the Earth is under assault on all fronts and its precious life forms (human and otherwise) are being killed outright in vast numbers and driven to extinction at the rate of 200 species daily. And the evidence is rapidly accumulating that humans themselves will be extinct by 2026 as well.

Moreover, unlike the tyrants to which Gandhi was referring, the current tyrant is a global elite that has acquired extraordinary power to kill and destroy as they pursue their insane compulsion to accumulate and control resources at the expense of life.

So are we to give up in despair? To quit without a fight? Or even delude ourselves that nothing needs to be done? Obviously, these were not ways that Gandhi would contemplate because, as noted in his words cited above: the ways of truth and love have always won. Although, as Gandhi did not bother to add: we must struggle, relentlessly, to ensure that truth and love prevail.

And, fortunately, there are many people around the world who agree with him.

Tackling the pervasive violence in our world requires a comprehensive strategy involving many campaigns focused on a wide range of peace, justice and environmental issues, and substantial mobilization. There is no single or simple path. Let me tell you about some of the people engaged in this effort and the nature of their commitment, together with what connects their involvement.

Remarkable activist and progressive journalist Abby Martin, based in the USA, was formerly creator and presenter of the investigative news program Breaking the Set and is now creator and presenter of its successor program The Empire Files. With the support of her fine team, Abby researche...

11:00

Greens want to spend the surplus "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Well, of course, they do. A newspaper  reports: quote: Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw is calling on the Government to use the money from its extremely healthy books to invest in New Zealands public sector. What good is a surplus if you have people living in cars or garages that makes no sense, he [] The post Greens want to spend the surplus appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:00

Classic Radio Comedy: Im sorry Ill read that again Professor Prune and the Electric Time Trousers "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Classic BBC Radio comedy with John Cleese,Tim Brooke-Taylor,Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden

Im Sorry Ill Read That Again was billed as a radio custard pie this show ran for 8 years and starred Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Bill Oddie, John Otto Cleese, Jo Kendall and David Hatch and it was produced by Humphrey Barclay. Music was provided by Dave Lee and his band. The show sprang from the Cambridge University undergraduate revues, with the pilot of the series being a recording of the West End show, Cambridge Circus. The shows title came from a phrase commonly used by BBC newsreaders after a stumble or mistake, and established the series irreverent tone. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1964 (subsequent series were broadcast on the BBC Light Programme). ISIRTA, as it later became more well know as is notable for the amount of talent that festered within the group. Oddie and Garden wrote the scripts with contributions from the others, and this team later, with Tim Brook-Taylor went on to form The Goodies on TV, while John Cleese became a founding member of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

11:00

Fidelis Cybersecurity announces support for Microsoft Azures virtual network TAP "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fidelis Cybersecurity now supports Microsoft Azures virtual network terminal access point (TAP) to enable mirroring of virtual machine (VM) network traffic, without the use of agents, directly to Fidelis Network sensors. Applications and workloads are continuing to migrate to the cloud but security visibility for cloud-based applications has lagged behind. With cyber attackers exploiting weaknesses and access credentials, cloud network traffic analysis is critical for threat detection, threat hunting, and data loss and theft detection. More

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11:00

Did You Know... Trump Lies About Stuff? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Today, as Trump continued his bombast and gaslighting on every front, the stock market had it's worst day in 8 months, the Dow plunging more than 800 points (3%). I also noticed today that gasoline-- at least in L.A.-- was at its highest price to consumers since about a year before Obama left office. Please take a look at that video above. At about the one minute mark on the CBS News report, Seor Trumpanzee says, "I think a lot of Democrats are going to be voting Republican on November 6th." You think anyone believes him? He probably doesn't even really think that himself-- but as with all his bullshit, he does think that if he repeats it enough times, it'll come true, just like Trump role model, former-Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels said it would.

The Republican Party campaign strategy revealed


Trump, McConnell, Ryan and all the little lemmings claim that the Kavanaugh vote sealed the deal for them. I guess they don't talk with many women. Yesterday afternoon, CNN released the latest SSRS poll. To start, the generic polling (of likely voters) was the best it's been for the Democrats and the worst it's been for the Republicans since November, 2012. 54% say they plan to vote for a Democrat and 41% say they plan to vote for a Republican-- up 2 for Team Blue and down 1 for Team Red since the Kavanaugh scandal.

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HPR2659: Further ancillary Bash tips - 11 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Further ancillary Bash tips - 11 This is the eleventh episode in the Bash Tips sub-series. It is the third of a group of shows about making decisions in Bash. In the last two episodes we saw the types of test Bash provides, and we looked briefly at some of the commands that use these tests. Now we want to start examining the expressions that can be used in these tests, and how to combine them. We will also start looking at string comparisons in extended tests. Long notes I have provided detailed notes as usual for this episode, and these can be viewed here. Links GNU BASH Reference Manual Bash Conditional Constructs Bash Conditional Expressions Bourne Shell Builtins The set Builtin Bash Pattern Matching POSIX Shell Command Language - documentation of all of the POSIX features mentioned in this series. HPR series: Bash Scripting Previous episodes under the heading Bash Tips: HPR episode 1648 Bash parameter manipulation HPR episode 1843 Some Bash tips HPR episode 1884 Some more Bash tips HPR episode 1903 Some further Bash tips HPR episode 1951 Some additional Bash tips HPR episode 2045 Some other Bash tips HPR episode 2278 Some supplementary Bash tips HPR episode 2293 More supplementary Bash tips HPR episode 2639 Some ancillary Bash tips - 9 HPR episode 2649 More ancillary Bash tips - 10 Resources: Examples: bash11_ex1.sh, bash11_ex2.sh, bash11_ex3.sh, bash11_ex4.sh, bash11_ex5.sh

10:57

Dow falls 832 points in third-worst day ever "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://finance.nine.com.au/2018/10/11/07/42/dow-jones-markets-falls-832-points-in-third-worst-day-ever-usa-shares

The Dow plunged nearly 832 points on Wednesday, the third-worst point decline in history.

All 30 Dow stocks were in the red, sending the index below 26,000 points for the first time in a month. The index fell by more than 3%.

The S&P 500 posted its fifth straight decline, plummeting nearly 3.3%. And tech stocks got hit particularly hard. The Nasdaq dropped more than 4% in the worst percentage decline since June 2016.

Stocks are in the midst of a scary October slump, sliding sharply because investors are worried about rising interest rates.

October has often been a nerve-racking month for investors, and this month is living up to that reputation. All three indexes are in the red this month. But the Nasdaq has really taken it on the ch...

10:56

Repugs, Dumbs and Dumbers: a rant "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Heaven help America! On the one side we have evil Repugs. On the other side we have Dumb Dems and the even dumber progressives.

10:53

US Mk-41 Systems Deployment in Romania, Poland Contradicts INF Treaty Moscow "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik October 10, 2018 The United States started deploying Aegis Ashore missile defense systems, as well as MK-41 Vertical Launching Systems tubes that could be used to launch intermediate-range cruise missiles in Europe in June, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. Deployment of the US Mk-41 launching systems in Romania and Poland contradicts the Intermediate-Range Nuclear []

10:52

US senators demand Magnitsky Act probe, sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

from Russia Today, Moscow A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a consulate in Turkey. This could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) and Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), chairman and ranking member of the []

10:48

Open Invention Network is a Proponent of Software Patents Just Like Microsoft and Microsoft Keeps Patents It Uses to Blackmail Linux Vendors "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Rerun of last week: Microsoft Uses LOT Network to Spread Lies and Promote Its Protection Racket

OIN loves Microsoft

Summary: OIN loves Microsoft; OIN loves software patents as well. So Microsofts membership in OIN is hardly a surprise and its not solving the main issue either, as Microsoft can indirectly sue and Microsoft has not included any patents they might hold on exfat into the patent non-aggression pact, according to Bradley M. Kuhn

A LOT of patents granted by the USPTO are bogus, bunk, fake. They should not have been granted (e.g. based on 35 U.S.C. 101), but prolific applicants that are large corporations enjoy favourable treatment and can gather as many as a hundred thousand low-quality patents; a very tiny proportion of these will have been tested in court before expiry. This is a problem. IBM and Microsoft have many such patents, which they cross-license so as to avoid actually testing these in courts or by means of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs).

IBM and Microsoft have many such patents, which they cross-license so as to avoid actually testing these in courts or by means of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) inter partes reviews (IPRs).Last week when Microsoft announced some news about LOT Network (complete with familiar lies and incredible revisionism) we predicted that it was likely some test run ahead of OIN membership. Observers must bear in mind that such a membership imposes no actual new constraints on them. People dont need to panic or get excited about the OIN thing (well come to it in a moment), partly because it was predictable. As if joining an IBM-led front group for software patents changes much

It doesnt. Nothing really changed. What happened?

  1. Microsoft is now an OIN member, but its an IBM-centric group that favours software patents (I spoke to their CEO for hours on the phone over the years). We disagree on quite a few things and he told me Microsoft uses FAT patents. As we shall explain later, those were excluded from OIN, which says quite a lot.
  2. IBM and Microsoft both still promote and lobby for software patents. We write about it a lot. So what kind of goodwill gesture does Microsoft offer? Its part of the problem.
  3. Microsoft nowadays leverages patent attacks via patent trolls. OIN has no way of th...

10:42

Air Force awards launch vehicle development contracts to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, ULA "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

WASHINGTON The U.S. Air Force announced on Wednesday it is awarding three contracts collectively worth about $2 billion to Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes.

The funding is for the development of competing launch system prototypes geared toward launching national security payloads. Each company will receive an initial award of $181 million.

The Launch Service Agreements are for the development of Blue Origins New Glenn, Northrop Grummans Omega and ULAs Vulcan Centaur rockets. The awards are part of cost-sharing arrangements known as Other Transaction Agreements that the Air Force is signing with the three companies to ensure it has multiple competitors. The Air Force has committed through 2024 a total of $500 million in OTA funds for Blue Origin, $792 million for Northrop Grumman and $967 million for ULA. SpaceX previously received an LSA award but did not make the cut this time.

10:38

Au Brsil, la protection de onze nouvelles rserves du Rondonia est abolie "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Oct 2018 | ReporterreLe lobby brsilien de l'agroalimentaire a russi amalgamer dans un projet de loi de financement d'urgence l'abolition de la protection de 600.000 ha dans l'tat de Rondonia

10:38

Harvard Management Company Inc's Natural Resources Sustainable Investing Guidelines "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Oct 2018 | HarvardHarvard University's endowment fund has 5 principles that guide its investments in natural resources, including farmland

10:38

EBRD launches new agribusiness strategy "IndyWatch Feed World"

10 Oct 2018 | EBRDAddressing the growing challenges that the agribusiness sector faces in the EBRD regions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has launched its new strategy for the sector for the period 2019 to 2023.

10:38

Que va faire Sifca de ses 90 millions ? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

10 Oct 2018 | CommodafricaL'agroindustriel ivoirien Sifca va bnficier d'un prt de 90 millions octroy par Proparco, FMO et la Socit Gnrale.

10:38

Brief: $171M Washington State farmland deal the largest in U.S. this year "IndyWatch Feed World"

04 Oct 2018 | Global AgInvestingAn investor has paid $171 million to acquire 14,500 acres of farmland in Washington State from Boston-based John Hancock Life Insurance Company, who bought the parcel in 2010 for $75 million.

10:37

CNN Panel Calls Kanye A Token Negro, Mocks His Mental Health "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Not allowed to think differently. Via Daily Caller: A CNN panel on Tuesday night dragged rap superstar Kanye West for being the token black Trump supporter. Anchor Don Lemon and guests Bakari Sellers and Tara Setmayer laughed with one another as they mocked Wests intellect, his mental health, and his desire for fame. The fourth []

10:31

Smashing Security #099: Passwords - A Smashing Security splinter (replay) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Passwords - everything you need to know about how to make them safer, and better secure your online accounts. In this replay of our podcast from February 2017, Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault and Vanja vajcer discuss the perennial problem of passwords and offer some advice and tips for computer users.

10:30

Portnox provides risk assessment and management to all levels of access "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Portnox released a solution offering network protection and control to organizations using Microsoft DirectAccess. According to IDC, mobile workers will account for nearly 73 percent of the US workforce by 2020. Organizations with decentralized structure and multiple locations deal with different security issues and risks on the network. To monitor for and combat these risks, Portnoxs NAC as-a-Service solution, Portnox CLEAR, offers the benefits of on-premise NAC solutions, delivering visibility and risk monitoring capabilities from More

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10:30

Once again the government is not doing things by the book "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A Whaleoil guest post  The Ridiculous Politics of Meth gave an alternate perspective of Minister Twyfords crusade against evil meth testers. This guest post looks at the situation in more detail. The Methamphetamine Testing Industry Association Of New Zealand is currently petitioning the House of representatives to conduct an independent review into the development and conclusions to the Prime Ministers [] The post Once again the government is not doing things by the book appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:27

Podcast: Women For Kavanaugh Leader Describes Chaos, Media, And Agony "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Penny Nance joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss her experience through this Supreme Court nomination process and her own experiences as a victim sexual assault.

10:23

Announcing: Autonomous Pelvic Care As a Radical Alternative to State-Sanctioned Reproductive Health "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Announcing: Autonomous Pelvic Care As a Radical Alternative to State-Sanctioned Reproductive Health appeared first on It's Going Down.

Announcing the work and upcoming events of the Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective in the Appalachian region.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs confirmation has led to a great gnashing of teeth and cries of concern that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed the right to pregnancy termination under the 14th amendment, will be overturned.

Much more ink will be spilled on this subject in the weeks and months to come, both by forced birthers gleeful at the prospect of their oppressive body control mores codified into law, as well as by advocates who have raised up the liberal dogma of safe, legal, and rare as a rallying cry for abortion access. The former viewpoint is not worth indulging; it is with the latter perspective that we take issue. This so-called pro-choice position comes from a standpoint of race and class privilege as well as abortion stigma, and in the coming years we must work to dismantle this framework and replace both its ideology and its practical (legal and medical) manifestations with culturally appropriate, community-based alternatives.

Forthcoming articles will explore the tension between liberal and media portrayals of abortion advocacy and the lived experiences of many people for whom in-clinic abortion care is inappropriate (for reasons of access, gender identification, concerns over immigration documentation, language barriers, or past and current experiences of abuse, sexual trauma, obstetric violence, reproductive coercion, and so on).

The Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective offers an encrypted communications platform to help people seeking abortion access practical support for both logistical issues as well as education and emotional care. Part of this remit is offering workshops around Appalachia to give individuals and groups the skills to dismantle the white supremacist bio-medical patriarchy, and we are committed to gender inclusivity regarding access to knowledge of uterine health systems.

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10:16

10:15

Book review of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Book reviews are suggested by readers and commenters. Please send your own book reviews to books@whaleoil.co.nz Todays review comes from Exactchange Why We Sleep By Matthew Walker Be completely amazed who knew just how absolutely critical sleep is, and why. Learn about the dramatic impacts of sleep deprivation, and importantly the wrong sort of [] The post Book review of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:09

UPDATED Photos and Video: Packed House for Trump Rally in Erie, PA OVERFLOW CROWD OF THOUSANDS! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

UPDATE: President Trump posted a video clip of the MASSIVE overflow crowd during his speech.

Thousands of Trump supporters who could not not get into the packed #MAGA rally being held at the Erie Insurance Arena in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, Wednesday evening are massed outside to support the President and watch the rally on  large screen television. Trump is campaigning for Rep. Lou Barletta who is trying to unseat incumbent Democrat Senator Bob Casey. An estimated 9,000 supporters are expected to be let in (until the fire marshal says stop.)

Trump resisted calls for him to cancel the rally over Hurricane Michael hitting Florida and other Southern states, saying it would be unfair to those already in line. Locals reports are that the line started around 4 a.m.

10:07

Heres How to Make Sure Your Vote Is Properly Counted "IndyWatch Feed World"

Editors Note: The 2018 midterm elections are quickly approaching. These non-presidential elections historically give voters a chance to change the countrys course. They will decide whether or not Republicans keep a majority in Congress, as well as determine important governors races and more.

A Voters Guide to the 2018 Election, written by Steven Rosenfeld, senior writing fellow of Voting Booth, is intended to help new voters, infrequent voters and veteran voters have a better idea of what they must do to be able to vote and have their vote counted. The following is an excerpt from the guide, available in full here.

Polling Place Issues

Sometimes voting is a breeze. You show up, sign in and vote, and thats it. Other times its slow, delayed, confusing and chaotic. Either way, patience and some knowledge of the process is key.

People who vote in polling places and local precincts have a different experience than people who vote by mail (or vote early at county offices). In general, the biggest concerns for voting by mail is having the ballot envelope properly filled out and postmarked.

Voting at polling places is another story. Across Americas 6,467 election jurisdictions and 168,000 voting precincts, the experiences can really vary. There can be heckling by partisans on the street outsideor not. There can be lines and delays to check-inor not. There can be informed poll workers (citizens nominally paid to run the process) at sign-in tables, or inside as precinct judgesor not. There can be voting machines that workor not. There can be sufficient backup ballots and knowledgeable officialsor not.

10:06

INSIGHT-Did Kerala's dams exacerbate India's once-in-century floods? - Thomson Reuters Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

INSIGHT-Did Kerala's dams exacerbate India's once-in-century floods?Thomson Reuters FoundationKOCHI/MUMBAI, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Joby Pathrose, a farmer living a kilometre away from the usually languid Periyar river in southern India, was woken in the night by the sound of rushing waters. Hours later his plantations and ... "Because of this ...

10:06

Speaking Truth To Power: Christine Blasey Ford Nominated For UNC Distinguished Alumna Award "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How does she benefit by coming forward? Awards and close to a million dollars. And there is no such thing as speaking ones truth, its either the truth or it isnt. Via Washington Times: Justice Brett Kavanaughs accuser has been nominated by her alma mater for its distinguished alumna award for speaking truth to power. []

10:04

Lamb of a Bloodthirsty God (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Are we worshiping the same God? And more importantly, is he a pagan God in disguise?

10:03

IPCC 1.5C Special Report: key next steps for policy-makers "IndyWatch Feed World"

Four of our experts react to the landmark IPCC report on global warming, outlining what it will take to keep this within the target of 1.5C.

10:01

"Bloodbath!" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Bloodbath!"
by Brian Maher

"Horror returned to Wall Street today... The Dow Jones plunged 832 harrowing points - its worst day since Feb. 8. The S&P gushed 96 blood-soaked points itself. More than half the stocks in the index were in correction territory today. The broad index is also sunk in a five-day losing streak - its longest since 2016.

But tech stocks were the scenes of greatest bloodshed today. Amazon - down nearly 4%. Netflix - down over 6.3%. Facebook and Apple - down over 2% each. In all, the Nasdaq plummeted 316 points by the closing bell.

Meantime, our old friend VIX, Wall Streets fear gauge, jumped above 22 today - its highest reading since March. MarketWatch is on hand with todays summary: "U.S. stocks slumped Wednesday, with major indexes breaching key support levels and extending their downward spiral, as rising bond yields continued to weigh on market sentiment."

Ah yes, the stock markets latest bugbear, the Treasury yield, was at its tricks again today. The 10-year Treasury yield was up to 3.225% squarely in what Deutsche Banks Aleksandar Kocic calls the danger zone (3.20%-3.70%).

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10:01

Almost all homes in the UK must be retrofitted to meet climate targets "IndyWatch Feed World"

Countries need to start a massive programme of retrofitting old homes to make them carbon neutral if the world is to meet the global emission reduction target

10:00

View from your window "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Where do you think todays photo was taken? Yesterdays photo: Shot taken from the Meriton in Chatswood, Sydney, overlooking the Chatswood Oval. 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 [] The post View from your window appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

10:00

Build Your Own LAN Cable Tester "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sure, you can buy a cable tester, but what fun is that? [Ashish] posted a nice looking cable tester that you can build with or without an onboard Arduino. If you dont use an Arduino, the project uses a 555 chip to test the eight wires in an Ethernet cable. The readout is simple. When testing a conductor, one of 8 LEDs will light. If one doesnt light, the cable is open. If more than one light up, there is a short. Mixed up pins will cause the LEDs to light out of sequence. You can see the device in the video below.

The 555 device is fine for the design and we were surprised that the project had provisions for using an Arduino as nothing more than a pulse generator. It could replace most of the circuit which is pretty simple. A decade counter converts the pulses into 8 pulses (a wiring change makes it reset on the 9th count). The rest of the circuit is nothing more than LEDs, resistors, and diodes.

This is a great example of how a few simple components can come together to do something significant. It would be tempting to use the Arduino to create the 8 or 9 output pulses and then measure them, but that would be a lot of I/O for a small Arduino. You could watch the return with analog inputs though, so that might form a further refinement of the circuit. There could even be an advantage of allowing a more detailed analysis on each pin.

Still, such flights of fancy arent nearly as simple, and this is above all a straightforward and pleasant project. Sure, it wont replace a $12,000 cable tester, but it doesnt have to. Another simple circuit (if you dont count the scope) that is useful for cable testing is a time domain reflectometer.

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10:00

Razers new phone takes a defiant stand against notches "IndyWatch Feed World"

Instead of copying Apple, the Razer Phone 2 embraces its bezels.

When Apple released the iPhone X in late 2017, Android phone makers wasted little time embarrassing themselves with cheap imitations.

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10:00

Classic Comedy: Ronnie Corbett in Sorry S06 E06 Do You Take This Man And His Mother "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Sorry! is a BBC television sitcom, that aired on BBC1 from 1981 to 1982 and from 1985 to 1988. Starring Ronnie Corbett, created and written by Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent for the BBC, both of whom had previously written for The Two Ronnies, of whom Corbett was one half.

Sorry! is based around Timothy Lumsden who, 41 years old in the first three series (his age increased to 42 and then 48 in subsequent series Corbett was actually 50-57 during the series run), is a librarian who still lives at home with his domineering mother Phyllis and henpecked father Sidney. Although quite shy around women, Timothy longs to find love and leave home, but Phyllis is always against the idea, and constantly manipulates her son into staying at home. One of the running gags of the series is Sidney frequently shouting Language, Timothy! when he feels Timothy has said something inappropriate (though most times nobody would typically find the words even close to offensive). Timothy usually responds Sorry father, but sometimes snaps Shut up, father! to which Sidney always replies Fair enough.

The writers used this to clever effect in one episode when Timothy is boasting about his acadmeic achievements; I got two passes in English, Literature and the other one, at which point Sidney walks past and says Language, Timothy.

In contrast, Timothys friend Frank and sister Muriel urge Timothy to stand up to his mother once and for all. Muriel had successfully left home, and married Kevin, and as a result is viewed with distrust by her mother.

10:00

On-demand connectivity to cloud and data center "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Enterprises need a secure, fast and easy way to connect their locations and data centers to cloud service providers to support their changing IT application and infrastructure demands. CenturyLink launched Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections, which provides enterprises with control over their networks and gives them the ability to self-provision connections on-demand through a secure portal or via API integration. CenturyLink Cloud Connect Dynamic Connections enables real-time creation and deletion of private Ethernet connections to cloud More

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10:00

UK homes need deep efficiency retrofit to meet climate goals "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A nationwide programme to upgrade the UKs housing stock will be essential to meeting the countrys 2050 climate commitments, a new report says.

The report, released today by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Nottingham Trent University, says 26m such retrofits will be needed between now and 2050 effectively every home in the country, at a rate of around 1.5 homes every minute.

This means a one-off deep retrofitting approach will be needed, whereby the energy efficiency of a home is significantly improved all at once rather than incrementally, it adds.

Home demand

Four out of every five homes that British people will be living in in 2050 have already been built, the report says. Retrofits of current houses will, therefore, play a pivotal role in meeting the UKs climate targets.

Home energy demand currently accounts for around 20% of the UKs greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than three-quarters of this demand comes from space and water heating.

As the chart below shows, demand peaks in winter at around six times its summer levels. This means it might be hard to switch solely to electric heating, the report argues.

Demand for heat and electricity in the UK. Source: Managing Heat System Decarbonisation, Imperial College Centre for Energy Policy and Technology.

The only viable strategy for cutting housing emissions is, therefore, to decarbonise or...

UK homes need deep efficiency retrofit' to meet climate goals "IndyWatch Feed World"

A nationwide programme to upgrade the UK's housing stock will be essential to meeting the... The post UK homes need deep efficiency retrofit' to meet climate goals appeared first on Carbon Brief.

10:00

SACOSS 2018 AGM "IndyWatch Feed National"

Monday, 19 November 2018 - 3:30pm

SACOSS invites all members and supporters to join our staff, Board and Policy Council for out 2018 Annual General Meeting. Come along to hear what we have achieved over the last year and what is planned for next year.

3.30pm Guest SpeakerThe Hon Michelle Lensink, Minister for Human Services

4.00pm AGM

5.00pm Drinks & nibbles

Please RSVP here

10:00

Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fonterra is in a fix but farmers should beware of what happens when the Govt steps in Point of Order:

Govt wont fix Fonterras problems  so ran  the  strapline  on  the  NZ Heralds  weekly  The Business  last  Friday.

And  thousands   of  Fonterras  farmer-suppliers,  reading  the  article which quoted Agriculture Minister Damien  OConnor,  almost  certainly would have sighed  with relief.

Who  would want   this   government  to  fix  their  industry?  Look what happened to  the   oil and  gas  exploration industry  after  Energy Resources  Minister   Megan Woods  applied  her  fix  to  it. . . 

NZ plays down threat to European agri interests in FTA talks  Paul McBeth:

(BusinessDesk) New Zealand trade negotiators are trying to get their European counterparts to recognise that the nations agricultural exports are small-fry in comparison to the regional blocs farming sector.

The second round of free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the EU is underway in Wellington, with 31 European officials in the capital to make progress in a deal politicians say theyre keen to fast-track. In a 90-minute public forum, the chief negotiators Peter Berz for the EU and Martin Harvey of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said there was a lot of commonality between the parties, but that agriculture is a sticking point.  . .

Breakthrough technology could save dairy industry millions:

A new device that detects processing losses in dairy plants could save the industry millions of dollars a year and help prevent pollutants from entering waterways.

Lincoln University-owned research and development company, Lincoln Agritech Ltd, developed the breakthrough technology and it was then commercialised by Christchurch-based start-up company, CertusBio.

The result is a robust, automated biosensor capable of continuous monitoring in commercial operating conditions. Known as Milk-Guard, the device uses a lactose-specific enzyme to measure the percentage of dairy products present in waste streams and processing lines
.. .

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10:00

United Nations: A $240 Per Gallon Gas Tax Is Needed To Fight Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed World"

Mac Slavo
October 9th, 2018
SHTFplan.com


The United Nations has declared that a $240 per gallon gasoline tax is needed to fight climate change. To limit global warming, the UNs report says that $27,000 per tonne of gasoline will need to be stolen from the public by the year 2100.
For Americans, thats the same as a $240 per gallon tax on gasoline in the year 2100, should such a recommendation be adopted. In 2030, which is only 12 years away, the report says that the carbon tax would need to be as high as $5,500, and the equivalent to a $49 per gallon gas tax, reported The Daily Caller. 
The constant fear mongering and theft of the public in the name of climate change has not dwindled much in the past ten years, and if anything, it has gotten worse. No amount of money will ever be enough to satisfy the ruling class elitists that expect us to just accept that they will continue to steal from us in the name of any agenda they try to scare us about. This is no longer about climate change, but about the desire to steal from those on the very bottom of the economic ladder by those who believe themselves to be superior with authority over everyone.
Hopefully, this is an unlikely scenario, but with more and more humans de...

09:57

BEST OF THE WEB: Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida panhandle - Strongest storm to hit state since 1851 - UPDATES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Florida residents are scrambling to flee their homes as Hurricane Michael bears down on the state. If it doesn't weaken before making landfall, Michael will be the strongest hurricane to batter Florida since 1851. "No long-time residents of this area will have seen a hurricane this strong before," said the Weather Channel. No category-4 hurricane has ever made landfall along Florida's panhandle, and Michael is set to bring winds of up to 145mph and waves of up to 13 feet, enough to rip roofs off houses, and bury them beneath the storm surge. As well as being the strongest storm to hit Florida in over a century, Michael is poised to be the strongest to hit the US mainland since the extremely active hurricane season of 2004.

BEST OF THE WEB: Hurricane Michael makes landfall in Florida panhandle - Strongest storm to hit state since 1851 - at least two dead - UPDATES "IndyWatch Feed World"

Florida residents are scrambling to flee their homes as Hurricane Michael bears down on the state. If it doesn't weaken before making landfall, Michael will be the strongest hurricane to batter Florida since 1851. "No long-time residents of this area will have seen a hurricane this strong before," said the Weather Channel. No category-4 hurricane has ever made landfall along Florida's panhandle, and Michael is set to bring winds of up to 145mph and waves of up to 13 feet, enough to rip roofs off houses, and bury them beneath the storm surge. As well as being the strongest storm to hit Florida in over a century, Michael is poised to be the strongest to hit the US mainland since the extremely active hurricane season of 2004.

09:55

"IndyWatch Feed War"

9, 2018 . []

09:54

Celebrating a decade of discovery on Spotify The Loop

Spotify:

Its been 10 years since Spotify officially launched for fansand new music and artist discovery has never been the same. We built our Swedish company to create a legal, better alternative to piracyone that helps to fairly compensate artists for their work and shape music listening and sharing via streaming.

In honor of this important milestone, were unveiling our lists of the most-streamed artists and songs, milestones and achievements, and most influential genres over the past 10 years. Take a closer look.

The preference people have for Spotify over Apple Music or vice versa is always interesting to me. For example, my wife likes Spotify better because it has a wider selection of Yoga music for her to work out to. If youre a Spotify fan, check out their Decade of Discovery

Read this on The Loop

09:53

Charges Dismissed in Pipeline Shutdown Case "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bagley, MN Charges were dismissed against Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein, and their support person Ben Joldersma in a criminal case stemming from an October 11, 2016 action that shut down tar sands oil from flowing through Enbridges Line 4 and Line 67. Tuesdays dismissals

The post Charges Dismissed in Pipeline Shutdown Case appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

09:53

10 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Sugar "IndyWatch Feed World"

October 11th, 2018 By Dr. Edward F. Group Guest writer for Wake Up World If youre looking for natural ways to lower your blood sugar, youre not alone. While diabetes affects some 30.3 million American adults, another 84.1 million have prediabetes. Prediabetes and its close cousin metabolic syndrome can lead to type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes when a []

09:53

Microsoft Joins OIN; Open-Sources its Patent Portfolio "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio

By joining the Open Invention Network, Microsoft is offering its entire patent portfolio -- with the legacy exception of its Windows and desktop application code -- to all of the open-source patent consortium's members.

Before Microsoft joined, OIN had more than 2,650 community members and owns more than 1,300 global patents and applications. OIN is the largest patent non-aggression community in history and represents a core set of open-source intellectual-property values. Its members include Google, IBM, Red Hat, and SUSE. The OIN patent license and member cross-licenses are available royalty-free to anyone who joins the OIN community.

This is maybe the biggest Microsoft news since Microsoft "acquired" The Linux Foundation nearly two years ago in Nov 2016.

Also at Ars Technica.


Original Submission

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

09:52

S-300 vs. F-35: Stealth and Invincible Are Not Exactly Synonyms "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andrei AKULOV | Strategic Culture Foundation | 10.10.2018 How effective is the S-300 PMU-2 Favorit that Russia has just delivered to Syria? Especially when employed against the F-35 stealth fighters that Israel intends to make more use of when attacking targets in Syria? Who has the edge? This is truly a hot topic for the press []

09:49

The Pressing Problem Of The Violence Of Men, And How To Address It "IndyWatch Feed National"

The appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was a blow to progress towards equality. The path of that progress, however, is well known, writes Olivia Wells.

One of the greatest social issues facing us is the violence of men, in all of its expressions and forms.

We are trapped by this violence.

With the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh this week to the Supreme Court, I am reminded that heteropatriarchal control undermines freedom in every aspect of our society. This is a disheartening moment in history; one that is testing the perseverance of the feminist pursuit. Persistence feels impossible and I am not alone.

The commentary and discussion around Kavanaugh suggests that society categorically does not accept the existence of rape culture or an attitude against it. Rape culture is the normalisation of sexualised violence and the systemic practices of blaming the victims and we have seen this action over the past weeks. Power was transparently in the hands of Kavanaugh and his supporters and the experience of Dr Christine Blasey Ford as the survivor was minimised, disbelieved and dismissed.

We are discussing rape and mens violence more than ever before and yet progress is halted by the false perception that rape culture is a partisan issue of politics invented by the liberal left. The feminist perspective continues to divide through the confrontation of mens violence; misunderstood as ideology rather than working for the freedom of all people.

In my exhaustion I read Vikki Reynolds, who writes on agitating rape culture, and I am inspired once again, to continue my education and broaden my understanding of change.

Reynolds suggests, We all have the power to transform rape culture and the feminist perspective is for everyone. Through adopting systemic resistance to rape culture we can transform it and push for social change.

According to Reynolds we must maintain a stance of neither neutrality nor objectivity against rape and to instead to say unequivocally: we are against it. Our ethic, collectively, must be to interrogate the instruments of heteropatriarchal power and how it intersects with all of the ways women are oppressed in every structure and system in our society. We must also, in all of our actions and activism, recognise the multiplication and intensification of oppression felt by LGBTQ peoples and minority groups.

At present, in Australia, one in three women will experience sexual violence, but that figure does not adequately represent the reach of rape culture. The threat of rape and mens violence controls women, a comparison described by Reynolds as, When a man puts his fist through a wall and demands obedience from his family, h...

09:48

CNN Takes Denigration of Free Thinking Black People New Levels of Vile Condescension "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are times when the perspectives of bitter, vile and shallow people are displayed in such a manner that it becomes difficult to find words to describe them.  This video excerpt from a CNN panel discussing Kanye West is one Continue reading

09:48

Intel CPU Shortage For Most Distribution Channels As Production Focuses On "High Performance Segments" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reports are emerging from PC makers that they are seeing a shortage of Intel CPU parts (archived). Representatives of the firm are claiming that their production lines are being prioritized for "high performance" parts.

09:43

Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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This Is Some Kind Of Joke, Right? 

Its No Joke & Wait Until You See Why. 

Something That Could Have Happened Before Is Now Dead. 

Watch This To See What It Is & Why You Can Now Say Mahalo To Brett.

Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.

09:42

Doctors in Scotland Are Now Prescribing Nature to Their Patients "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Doctors Scotland Nature(ANTIMEDIA)  In an age of technology and constant immersion in the digital sphere, a new initiative in Shetland, Scotland is encouraging individuals suffering from chronic illness to spend more time in nature. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has teamed up with the National Health Service in Shetland  to promote Nature Prescriptions. []

09:41

Transcending Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed War"

San Francisco Dusk, 14 March 2018 (Photo by Manuel Garcia Jr. taken from a ridge crest due east of the Golden Gate Bridge)

Climate Change / Energy Transformation is a great challenge for us all. Approached with gusto, solidarity and creativity, it could be an exhilarating rebirth of everything and everyone we know we can create Paradise if we choose to. If, instead, we shrink from this challenge, in denial, fear, timidly, submissiveness, without any spirit or confidence, then, yes, this formidable Earth-changing realty could drift into a long, enveloping, tedious, glacially-paced catastrophe for us, leading who knows when to our unglamorous individually unnoticed and lonely demise.

You have to realize that whether or when we go extinct is really beyond our control at any time; that rests in the hands of the greater geophysical, cosmic and chaotic power of Nature (which on Earth is certainly being prodded annoyingly by our puny yet persistent and mindless thermodynamic wastefulness). But, how we live as a species, and how we collectively express our awareness and appreciation of being alive, of being conscious, of being a human society: that is something we have complete control over for however long our species is graced with life.

So, really, the challenge is far beyond just finding exclusive escape routes from our deteriorating here-and-now to some minimally bearable new climatic future, for classes of todays people who are favored by luck and wealth, and are anxious to gain comfortable personal salvations without having to undergo personal change. The actual challenge is to achieve our full human potential individually and as a species to transcend who we are today so as to make the rest of our indeterminate collective existence worthy of our finest enduring aspirations.

09:38

Bernie Sanders targets Facebook and Google on Kavanaugh "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is taking a shot at Facebook and Google as well as the GOP in a new video about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.In the video posted on Sanders Twitter account, his senior advisor, Ari Rabin-Havt, criticized...

09:38

CNNs Bakari Sellers: Kanye West Is What Happens When Negroes Dont Read Candace Owens Offers $100,000 for Debate (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The left it not very happy with Kanye West after he dared to show his support of Donald Trump.
CNN insists it is NOT fake news.

Last night on CNN said the following of Kanye West:
** A result of when negros dont read
** Is a token negro
** An attention wh***
** Has mental issues (mocks this)

And CNN contributor Bakari Sellers said this of Kanye:

Kanye West Is What Happens When Negroes Dont Read

These racist remarks did not sit well with many Americans

Candace Owens tweeted out:

In which Bakari Sellers doubled down on his racist comments.

And finally Candace offered Bakari $10,000 for a debate.

09:38

8 things that the climate creed has to defend ... "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Vinay Kolhatkar lists 8 things that those who follow the climate creed must defend if they are to be consistent -- "all eight, no exceptionsa single weakness in the chain and the climate creed falls flat" -- along with three further (bonus) observations:

Why the climate change movement is a fraud:
The Church of Climate Scientology ("Climate Change") is the creed that claims that 
(1) there is significant global warming,
(2) that any warming is dangerous,
(3) that it is manmade,
(4) that the catastrophe is near-term,
(5) that it can be reversed by replacing a whole lot of fossil fuels with wind and solar
(6) that such a replacement is feasible,
(7) that, to boot, is an expense that an economy can bear,
(8) that such replacement is the only avenue left, since geo-engineering solutions are destined to fail, because they are manmade as against a nature-worshiping withdrawal from fossil fuels, and ...
(9) Virtually any hurricane, flood, volcanic eruption, excess rain, drought, is offered as "evidence" of climate change as if the planet never used to have any of those before WWII.
Oh, and:
(10) Politicians who mouth rising ocean levels in the near-term buy ocean front investment properties.
And...
(11) They get upset when smog from volcanic eruptions creates a cooling effect for years.
You see, when you put it like that, there are 1-8 matters that the climate creed has to defend. All eight, no exceptionsa single weakness in the chain and the climate creed falls flat...
. 

09:36

America's confrontational approach to China is a rejection of reality "IndyWatch Feed World"

The age-old aphorism "if it isn't broken, don't fix it" can accurately describe China's mentality towards both domestic matters and issues concerning cooperation with international partners. China's model is one that transformed the world's most populace nation from a place where at the turn of the 1980s 88% of all Chinese lived in poverty to a country where the current 2% national poverty rate (all in rural areas) is set to be eliminated in two years. The Chinese model has also transformed the country into one whose purchasing power parity (PPP) has outstripped that of the United States to become the largest in the world while China's overall GDP is set to overtake that of the US before the year 2040. In this sense, not only is China the world's largest single national market but China is also fast becoming a hub of world leading cutting edge innovation. In 2013, China looked to help its traditional partners and new partners to harness the win-win spirit of sustainable economic...

09:34

The sessional curse: Universities and the exploitation of academia's 'casual work force' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Universities have become bastions of sessional torment, feeding grounds for despair. The term "sessional" is merely a euphemised way of describing an academic employee who has no ongoing employment other than what is offered, a person ever at the mercy of the subject or course coordinator of a department. They are the toiling poor, the barrel scrapers, the trudged upon and demanded. The problem here is loathsomely international. In 2014, CBC News noted the increasing use of contracted sessionals in the university curriculum in Canada. The case of Kimberley Ellis Hale was cited, an instructor in sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, who had essentially slaved for sixteen years on a precarious contract. Despite those years of service, "she has no job security. She still needs to apply to teach her courses every semester. She gets none of the perks a full time professor gets". As with Canada, the United Kingdom's tertiary education system sees approximately...

09:33

IMF downgrades outlook for Australian economy on trade fears "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/imf-downgrades-outlook-for-world-economy-to-3-7-percent-growth-20181009-p508pf.html

The International Monetary Fund is downgrading its outlook for the world economy, citing rising interest rates and growing tensions over trade.

The IMF said the global economy would grow 3.7 per cent this year, the same as in 2017 but down from the 3.9 per cent it was forecasting for 2018 in July.

Australia would hit 3.2 per cent growth this year before slipping to 2.8 per cent next year, the IMF said. In April, the IMF was forecasting 2.9 per cent for Australia next year. The May federal budget forecast 3 per cent GDP in 2018-19 and the same the following financial year.

The downward revisions to the 2019 growth forecast for Australia and Koreapartially reflect the negative effect of the recently introduced trade measures, the report says.

The report comes on the eve of the October 12-14 meetings in Bali of the IMF and its sister lending organisation, the World Bank.

The IMF expects the US economy to grow 2.9 per cent this year, the fastest pace since 2005 and unchanged from the July forecast. But it predicts that US growth will slow to 2.5 per...

09:32

Thursday, October 11th: Pacific Coast Security Phone Zap "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Thursday, October 11th: Pacific Coast Security Phone Zap appeared first on It's Going Down.

The campaign in Olympia to beat back anti-homeless and gentrifying forces continues. Join with the Olympia Solidarity Network in their latest call-in campaign.

The Olympia Solidarity Network (OlySol) is waging a campaign against anti-homeless security contracts held between downtown businesses, property managers and building owners, and the private security firm, Pacific Coast Security (PCS). PCS operates nightly patrols in downtown Olympia, displacing and criminalizing people sleeping in alcoves and alleyways. We encourage supporters to express solidarity by participating in a phone zap against Pacific Coast Security.

Phone Zap:

Call PCS: 253-535-4433

Script:

Phone script provided by OlySol:

Hello Pacific Coast Security. It has come to my attention and the attention of hundreds of concerned community members that you contract with a number of downtown Olympia businesses, property managers and building owners to conduct daily security patrols in the Olympia Downtown Alliances Downtown Safety Team initiative. These patrols sweep houseless people from alcoves and alleyways from 8 PM to 12 AM. We believe these practices are discriminatory, unethical, and exacerbate the crisis of houselessness in our community and abroad. It appears that Pacific Coast Security cares more about maximizing profit and property values than the lives of people living in poverty. We demand that you cancel your contracts with participants in this security scheme.

Background:

For more information on this campaign: https://itsgoingdown.org/protest-zap-disrupt-olysol-campaign-expands-against-displacement/

09:30

Susan Rices Republican Son Allegedly Physically Assaulted At Pro-Kavanaugh Event "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Pretty amazing that the son became conservative. Via Fox News: John David Rice-Cameron, the Stanford College Republicans president, is pressing charges against a liberal student who allegedly hit him and forcefully pushed him back during a pro-Brett Kavanaugh event Tuesday afternoon. Rice-Cameron is the son of controversial Obama administration official Susan Rice, who is rumored []

09:30

Police Arrest Man For Plotting to Blow Himself Up in DC on Election Day Over Countrys Direction "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Another day, another deranged leftist.

A Rockland County, New York man named Paul Rosenfeld was arrested Wednesday for plotting to blow himself up in Washington D.C. on election day because he was unhappy with the countrys direction.

Paul Rosenfeld, 56, wanted to bring attention to his radical political beliefs, by killing himself on the Nation Mall, according to authorities.

CBS reported:

As alleged, Paul M. Rosenfeld concocted a twisted plan to draw attention to his political ideology by killing himself on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. risking harm to many others in the process, said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. Rosenfelds alleged plan for an Election Day detonation cut against our democratic principles.

Rosenfeld allegedly supported a political belief called sortition, which advocates for random selection of government officials.

Rosenfeld allegedly bought large quantities black powder over the internet to build a large bomb in his basement, authorities said. He had previously made and tested other small bombs, according to authorities.

When FBI agent searched his home, they found what appeared to be a functional explosive device weighing approximately 200 pounds.

The bomb was removed from his home and transported to a safe location, officials said.

FBI agents could be seen removing boxes from Rosenfelds home in Tappan Wednesday.

Rosenfeld was charged with unlawfully manufacturing a destructive device, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He is also charged with interstate transportation and receipt of an explosive, which also has a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

This story is developingplease refresh page for updates.

The post Police Arrest Man For Plotting to Blow Himself Up in DC on Election Day Over Countrys Direction appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

09:30

Kiwi Values "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guy Body 08102018

Body  hits a bullseye

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09:30

Lets ban plastic and use paper instead "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Another e-mail from Countdown this time it is addressed to those who have their groceries delivered. quote: Hi Customer, From Monday 15th October we will stop using single-use plastic carrier bags at your store. Now, no matter which Countdown store you pop into around the country, we will no longer have single-use plastic carrier bags [] The post Lets ban plastic and use paper instead appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

09:29

Namibia follows South Africa with pledge to expropriate land "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

https://www.rt.com/business/440206-namibia-land-reform-sa/

Namibian President Hage Geingob has called for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land from white citizens and redistribute it to the majority black population.

Many Namibians were driven off their productive land, Geingob said during his opening speech at a national land policy conference in the capital Windhoek.

According to him, the willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Under the practice the land owner must first offer the government an option to buy the farmland. The government can then buy the land and redistribute it.

Geingob said that careful consideration should be given to expropriation, stressing that the fundamental issue is the inequality

He also pointed to similar proposals made by South Africas government, claiming We also share a burning land issue and a racialized distribution of land resources with South Africa.

This comes from a common history of colonial dispossession. What we also agree to is that the status quo will not be allowed to continue.

Political parties and NGOs have criticized the governments attempts to change land reform measures. The conference has been boycotted by some civil society organizations and political parties for allegedly having predetermined outcomes.

According to AFP news agency, two forme...

09:29

Tribalism, No; Class Struggle, Yes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

"Tribalism" is an insulting mis-nomer for what is going on in U.S. politics today. Much more apt is the term "class struggle." Of course, class struggle always exists, but now it is coming more into the open, and the two sides, although the Repubs. have by far and away gotten there first, are becoming more organized around it.

09:24

Hillicon Valley: Officials warn of Chinese influence efforts | Dow drops over 800 points | Tech stocks hit hard | Google appeals $5B EU fine | James Murdoch may be heading for Tesla | Most Americans worried about election security "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Welcome to Hillicon Valley, The Hill's newsletter detailing all you need to know about the tech and cyber news from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley.Welcome! Follow the cyber team, Olivia Beavers (@olivia_beavers) and Jacqueline Thomsen (@jacq_thomsen...

09:22

APEC COST TO PNG TO DATE approaching K2 BILLION "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

by APEC INSIDERS

Insiders at APEC Authority have estimated the following costs to the nation to date over the last 2 years:

1. APEC Haus construction - K300m.
2. Hilton Hotel construction contribution - K200m.
3.  Sealing of Jacksons airport (old terminal area) for 767 aircrafts to park - K70m.
4. Cruise Ship hires - K90m.
5. Joint Security task force costs including cars and bikes and boats and related cost under Police Comm etc. - K60m.
6. Hire cars -  K65m.
7. Hotels and venue hire for all the lead up meetings so far - K90m.
8. Motor vehicles including executive Praods - K50m.
9. New Maserati sports sedans - K40m.
10. Salaries for staff and consultants for staff and foreign consultants for years for both APEC Authority and APEC secretariat - K90m.
11. Travel and allowances for attending meetings etc over 2 years - K60m.
12.  Staff accommodation - K30m.
13.  Uniforms and attire we see littering Pom - K50m.
14. Banners and flyers and signages by a certain Lady's company- K30m.
15. Computers and meeting registration software - K20m.
16. Medical Services to PIH for meetings so far- K10m.
17.  Work on wharf to accommodate cruise ships - K30m.
18.  Water supply piping with Eda Ranu to Motukea for cruise ships - K10m.
19. National Weather Service Upgrade  - K10m.
20.  PNG Air Safety Ltd equipment upgrade - K20m.
21. Staff meals and allowances during meetings for all State Agencies including Police and govt departmenta- K10m.
22.  Fuel and maintenance costs for over 120 vehicles for 2 year - K30m.
23. Cost of hosting several lead up meetings in certain provinces- K20m
23.  Other administration costs like mobile phones and internet and stationery etc etc  - K40m.

These exclude all aid funded projects like the Poreporena Freeway upgrade for K30m and Convention centre upgrade for K25m.

Minister Tkachenko blatantly lied to the country when asked in Parliament in August that only K56m was spent so far.

Will the country, especially other elected politicians, just stand by silently and allow 2 politicians just run amok spending money on a wasteful meeting that is of no benefit to the country?

09:22

That Single Line of Blood: Nassir al-Mosabeh and Mohammed al-Durrah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamal and Muhammad al-Durrah taking cover from Israeli fire in the Gaza Strip, September 30, 2000 (France 2/Fair Use)

09:21

This Was Published Before Trump Announced His Candidacy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article seems almost prescient (in its tone, if nothing else), despite being merely a summary of particular trends. Its also highly relevant for showing the rare value to society of an art history degree.

There is much to appreciate in it, and too much of it would be ruined or at least its value would be lessened by removing it from its context. However, I cant close this post without some teaser to get you interested in the article, if its title Gleeful Mobs Of Women Murdering Men In Western Art History wasnt enough on its own. So Ill leave you with this quote:

The Difference Between A Good Friend And A Best Friend:

A good friend will hold your scabbard while you use your short sword to murder a male stranger.

A best friend wont have any hands free to hold your scabbard because shell be too busy grabbing him by the cloak and jabbing him with a stick.

And, finally, Ill take this moment to note that Im working on a longer piece in response to the rampant right-wing rhetoric that #MeToo has gone #TooFar. Spoiler: although #MeToo has not gone too far, I concede that gangs of gleeful women roaming the countryside with their breasts exposed and falling upon solitary men in murderous joy, killing them with a combination of blunt and pointed objects, then ripping them to pieces and scattering their limbs and organs across the countryside would almost certainly have reached the point where I would agree they have gone #TooFar.

BONUS ARTWORK: Not included in the original article is this lovely piece of Timoclea dumping her rapist down a well in a response that is arguably more anti-male than asking that an attempted rapist not be confirmed to SCOTUS:

Oil painter Elisabetta Sirani takes on the woman revenge-murdering her rapist theme curiously neglected by a large number of her contemporaries.

 

09:21

Stunning 85-page Google memo The Good Censor leaked to Breitbart "IndyWatch Feed War"

American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson, October 10, 2018: If you are not worried about the power of Google to shape debate and elections according to its leftist political bias, youre not paying attention.  I congratulate Breitbart.com for the scoop, and I urge everyone I am looking at you, President Trump and Congress to read and ponder Continue reading

09:16

Hundreds of Children Rescued As Child Sex Ring Busted in Michigan "IndyWatch Feed World"

A one-day sweep in Wayne County, Michigan, identified and recovered 123 missing children, including sex trafficking victims, as President Trumps commitment to ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking continues to focus on the [...]

The post Hundreds of Children Rescued As Child Sex Ring Busted in Michigan appeared first on Your News Wire.

09:14

Dad Arrested For Punching Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted His Daughter "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Police in Munich, Germany have filed bodily injury charges against a 42-year-old father after he punched an African migrant who sexually assaulted his 21-year-old daughter during Oktoberfest. The sexual assault occurred at the Hackerbrcke train station and [...]

The post Dad Arrested For Punching Migrant Who Sexually Assaulted His Daughter appeared first on Your News Wire.

09:14

When the Market Crashes The Scenarios Make No Sense "IndyWatch Feed World"

Interest Rates have been on the rise since 2015.75 4th quarter. All of a sudden, the headlines claim U.S. stocks took a dump to close sharply lower because investors spooked by rising bond yields sold equities in all sectors. The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP) fell 315.97 points, or 4.1%, to 7,422.05, its biggest decline of 2018. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 800 points and the S&P 500 had its worst day since February as technology stocks went into a freefall.

This really begs the question Did everyone suddenly notice interest rates? No, the market peak on the target week in the Array of 10/01 so it is simply all about the market getting tired. The vast majority are bearish and the most fascinating thing is what happened to the Flight to Quality? Normally, the stock market crashes and you run to bonds. But if the stock market is crashing and bonds are crashing, is this a completely new type of flight?

We will be providing an update tonight on the private blog.

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President Trump MAGA Rally, Erie Pennsylvania 7:00pm Livestream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tonight President Donald J. Trump will be holding another Make America Great Again rally ahead of the mid-term elections.  The venue for this rally is the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania. Anticipated start time for President Trump remarks is Continue reading

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Woman Behind Roe v. Wade Found God and Vowed To Reverse Law "IndyWatch Feed World"

Liberals who fear Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade may want to study the life story of the woman behind the Supreme Court case. The woman once known as Jane Roe, [...]

The post Woman Behind Roe v. Wade Found God and Vowed To Reverse Law appeared first on Your News Wire.

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Deep State: Christine Fords Lawyer Pal Linked to Limo Company That Killed 20 People In NY "IndyWatch Feed World"

Monica McLean, the best friend of Kavanaugh-accuser Christine Ford, is linked to the case of the limo company owner tied to the recent deaths of 20 people in New York, according to public records. McLean [...]

The post Deep State: Christine Fords Lawyer Pal Linked to Limo Company That Killed 20 People In NY appeared first on Your News Wire.

09:11

Australian Spider Venom Found to Kill Cancer; Leave Healthy Cells Unharmed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Medical scientists have made a stunning breakthrough in the fight to cure cancer after discovering that the venom from a deadly Australian spider can actually kill melanoma cells while leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed, according to reports. [...]

The post Australian Spider Venom Found to Kill Cancer; Leave Healthy Cells Unharmed appeared first on Your News Wire.

09:10

Development Director "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Development Director is a leadership-team level position responsible for leading RAN's skilled fundraising team to raise an annual budget of about $8.0 million. RAN's revenues are comprised of donations from four primary sources: major donors, individual contributors (including planned giving), foundations, and special events. We are looking for a seasoned candidate with a creative and strategic development vision, including the ability to work collaboratively to generate new and [...]

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Hurricane Michael: Phone Zap for Prisoners, Autonomous Disaster Relief Efforts Begin to Mobilize "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Hurricane Michael: Phone Zap for Prisoners, Autonomous Disaster Relief Efforts Begin to Mobilize appeared first on It's Going Down.

Hurricane Michael, the second large storm to hit the so-called United States this hurricane season touched down today on the Florida Panhandle, after receiving considerably less press than Hurricane Florence that poor, working-class, and Native communities are still attempting to recover from.

The storm assault comes directly after the publishing of a series of reports on climate change, the first coming from within the Trump administration itself, which argued that it was unrealistic to think that governments could end climate change, and that an end to the use of fossil fuels would negatively impact the economy. Thus, the report, which was written about in the Washington Post, argues that instead nothing should be done, and even argues that fossil fuel production should even increase in some instances.

Alt-Right troll Ian Miles Cheong stands by his billionaire.

Another report issued by the UN, concluded that unless drastic action was taken to reduce CO2 emissions by 2030, then catastrophic climate change would be unavoidable. Trump responded to these claims by stating that he had read other reports that concluded the environment was fabulous. As if on cue, the pundit class, including Alt-Right trolls on social media, began pushing the claim that attempts to stop global warming were...

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Are Chinese Spy Chips Watching You? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Are Chinese Spy Chips Watching You? by: Off The Grid News You could be under surveillance by the Chinese government. Investigators reportedly discovered Chinese spy chips in Amazon and Apple hardware. For example, Amazon supposedly found tiny Chinese spy chips embedded in...

The post Are Chinese Spy Chips Watching You? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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At least 10 killed after massive flash floods hit Mallorca, 5 months' worth of rain in 2 hours, Spain "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

More than 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell on Mallorca, Spain's Balearic Islands on October 9, 2018, causing one of the worst flash floods the island has seen in 25 years. At least 9 people have been killed and 6 others are still missing. The worst affected was...... Read more

Senegal: After reviving fish and forests, Jola villages tackle new threats "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is the main story in Mongabays three-part profile of the Kawawana ICCA. Links to the other stories will appear here once they are published.   MANGAGOULACK, Senegal To feed their families, the residents of Mangagoulack, in Senegals Casamance region, dont need to look much further than the winding river channels and well-kept fields behind their village. Fish, rice, vegetables, honey and mangoes provide Senegalese staples, in stark contrast to the food insecurity felt across so much of this West African nation, thanks to the villagers remarkable effort to revive their traditional methods of fishing, farming and forestry. Despite their successes, the eight villages behind the scheme say battles with climate change, state indifference to poachers, and a youth exodus are putting their hard-won standard of living at risk. Their initiative has served as a conservation model for other villages in the region, and now they hope cooperation within the movement they founded will help them face down their current problems and fortify their gains. Bassirou Diatta, secretary of Kawawana, repairs a fishing net in front of his home. Image by Jennifer OMahony for Mongabay. Reviving traditions Thirteen years ago, this community was indebted and hungry, with overfishing, rising saltwater levels and rampant deforestation of mangroves contributing to a downward spiral. Fishermen began to talk amongst themselves. What had gone so wrong? Why were the fish that 90 percent of families depended upon suddenly so scarce? They began consultations with others in the community: oyster pickers, village elders, wholesale

Gute Nachrichten! VW hat einen Schuldigen fr den ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gute Nachrichten! VW hat einen Schuldigen fr den Dieselbeschiss-Fallout gefunden: Den Klimawandel! Da werde man wohl massiv Arbeitspltze wegkrzen mssen jetzt mit den Klimazielen und so.

Ja stimmt, Herr Winterko Herr Diess! Es ist VIEL besser, wenn die Spezies insgesamt stirbt, als wenn VW sich auf die Klimaziele einstellt. Was hilft uns denn ein Planet, der menschliches Leben ermglichen kann? Vllig berbewertet, das berleben der Spezies.