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Thursday, 19 July

09:00

Perry Anderson: Powell v. Proust "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

There is no question that A la recherche du temps perdu was one of the preconditions of A Dance to the Music of Time, which could not have been written without the formal breakthrough A la recherche represented. But Lermontov and Fitzgerald were equally, in certain respects perhaps more, important as inspirations. Anthony Powell was no ones epigone. When he is set beside Proust, it is not the connections between them, but the disparities in reception that are most significant. The literature on Proust is an ocean, at the latest count more than three thousand titles. On Powell, fewer than a dozen: seven studies from America, one each from France, Japan, Switzerland and one from Britain. Figures like these have no conceivable relation to respective achievement. They call for other kinds of explanation.

Catherine Hall: The Atlantic Family "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

While approximately 80 per cent of the enslaved children born to white fathers in 18th and early 19th-century Jamaica remained in slavery, thousands of elite coloured or brown boys and girls were sent to England or Scotland to be educated, either in the hope of improving their prospects when they eventually returned to the island or in the expectation that there would be a better life for them here rather than there.

Neal Ascherson: The Informers "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In police files, as I found from my own Polish dossier, its not only a younger half-forgotten self that you meet. It is also an unrecognisable stranger yourself, as others have seen you. For nearly thirty years, hundreds of thousands of people have been reading their secret police files, the records of surveillance, denunciation and manipulation compiled by the spooks of communist Europe. Nobody, I think, remains quite the same after reading their file.

Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The letters page from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 14 (19 July 2018)

Table of contents "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Table of contents from London Review of Books Vol. 40 No. 14 (19 July 2018)

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Sunday, 15 July

01:42

rfajkull volcano showing clear signs of unrest, Iceland "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

rfajkull volcano in southeastern Iceland, the largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland, is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in...... Read more

01:38

Trump: Obama Should Have Stopped That Thing I Said Never Happened Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Former reality show star Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that the Russians did not meddle in the 2016 election. He knows this because he said Russian President Vladimir Putin told him he didnt do it. Case closed! Or, maybe not. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein held a press conference on Friday to announce that 12 Russian intelligence officers are now charged in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 11 of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to commit computer crimes, eight counts of aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money. Two defendants are charged with a separate conspiracy to commit computer crimes, according to the indictment.

Trump knows exactly whose fault it is. Even though he lifted the Russia sanctions President Barack Obama imposed and has refused to address election meddling, he says its his predecessors fault.

The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration, Trump tweeted from Scotland before playing a round of golf. Why didnt they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?

Two words: Mitch McConnell.

When Obama tried to push a response to Russian election interference in September 2016, it was Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell who stopped it by refusing to sign on to a bipartisan statement of condemnation. In contrast, Trump has repeatedly praised Putin and is expected to meet with him privately next week, with no Americans in the room.

Obama not only imposed new sanctions on Russia, but he also responded by expelling 35 Russian diplomats in December 2016.

Lawmakers have called for Trump to cancel his meeting next week with Putin after Rosenstein announced Muellers latest indictment, but the White House dismissed their concerns.

A real leader would be FURIOUS with Russia, outraged, that the data of 500,000 Americans has been stolen, a campaign was hacked, emails were taken, and a list of other offenses. This country has been attacked and its so-called president is responding by spending a little executive time with Putin. Even worse, Republicans just dont seem to care.

If Trump now thinks Russia interfered in our election and its Obamas fault, then why is responding by meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki, unless that, too, is his predecessors fault.


Image: Michael Vadon via Flickr, under Creative Commons license 2.0. 

Saturday, 14 July

23:49

I am Not Now- Nor Have I Ever Been- the One or the Chosen One "IndyWatch Feed National"

A Candle Song

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.

Anyone can light a candle,
Just like a flower in the rain.
You are unique, the same.
Each step you take, each dream you realize,
Will open your heart, your life.

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.
For if we look too close
Pure magic we would see,
Pure magic we will be.

Its all around each one, its all around within,
The perfect union close inside your dreams.
To watch in wonderment as each day begins.
They tell me you can hear this song.

Anyone can light a candle,
But not the way that you do.
For if we look to close,
Pure magic we would see.
Pure magic we will be.

Jon Anderson and Vangelis, Change We Must, 1994

23:21

Labor Party self-destruct a couple of weeks before the Super Saturday federal by-elections on July 28th "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the last week the Labor Party have started self-destructing with allegations of lies, fraud, theft, tax evasion and drug dealing flying left, right and centre by Mark Latham and it is almost certain most of it is true. It sounds like some sought of mafia movie but is wasnt. It was an internal Labor []

20:45

How Trumps Latest Attack on China Could Backfire "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How Trumps Latest Attack on China Could Backfire By Justin Spittler Casey Research Donald Trump just attacked China. No, he didnt launch an airstrike on Beijing or on a warship in the South China Sea. Instead, Trump launched an...

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20:45

More Evidence, Global Warming is Fake, 2315 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: More Evidence, Global Warming is Fake, 2315 Synopsis: At least once a month, yet another headline appears in the MSM that supposedly supports that man-made global warming is real and the result will be Armageddon. So heres the latest one. Over the past week, automated weather stations across Los Angeles have reported record-high temperatures. However, one veteran LA weatherman, Anthony Watts, explained the phenomena in his blog, Watts Up With That? Watts explained that these automated weather stations were installed years ago and asphalt and concrete have grown up around them. For example, the downtown Los Angeles weather station the one that reported a record 108 degrees a week ago, sits atop a parking garage surrounded by vehicles. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/bill...

20:43

Brexit hokey cokey: HoC suspended as white paper thrown to MPs mid debate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Farcical scenes caused the House of Commons to be suspended as MPs weren't given copies of the UK government's Brexit white paper before the new Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab, addressed them. Raab's attempt to explain the government's position on Brexit to the Commons descended into what Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer described as an "utter shambles" - with MPs hurriedly throwing copies of the white paper at their parliamentary colleagues during the five minutes that the house was suspended. Comment: Unsurprisingly, opposition MPs were particularly aghast at the government's manner in delivering their published paper on Brexit - none more so than Labour's Starmer. Starmer directed the blame at Raab, who took up the role of chief UK Brexit negotiator this week, telling him: "He's not got off to a very good start. The utter shambles of the last twenty minutes that led to the suspension of the house during a statement is clear evidence Mr Speaker of why the government is in such a mess."

20:40

Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pain is not our friend. We spend around $50 billion a year trying to control it. Big Pharma would have us use dangerous and addicting pain. There is another option. New technology has made a breakthrough technology available. 

If you are a chronic pain sufferer, you owe to yourself to check this option out.

 

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20:40

Greece & Macedonia: negotiating history doesnt make it true "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Geopolitical expediency has forced a people to bargain with the only name history has left them. Reflect on this, before again dismissing them as mere instruments of NATO policy. 

lead Zoran Zaev, Theresa May and Alexis Tsipras on second day of Western Balkans summit at Lancaster House, London, July 10, 2018.

When you are having a hard time, you call your friends. The statement belongs to Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the (former Yugoslav) Republic of Macedonia soon to be renamed Republic of North Macedonia, if the deal just concluded with Greece is ratified. The fact that Mr Zaev made this statement during a press conference, a few months ago, alongside Wess Mitchell, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, leaves no doubt who he believes his friends to be.

Admission into NATO and the EU has been a staple of FYROMs foreign policy for years despite the good relationship that the previous government, headed by Nikola Gruevski, enjoyed with Russia. The current government intensified efforts to be admitted into the Euro-Atlantic system, making quite a few concessions in the long-running naming dispute with Greece, so that Greek objections to FYROMs NATO and EU memberships could at last be lifted.

The rapprochement would hardly have taken off if US officials had not made it as clear as possible that they supported FYROMs Euro-Atlantic integration path, as part of NATOs grand consolidation project in the Western Balkans. Starting with Slovenia in the mid 00s, this project continued with Albania and Croatia and 2009, and went on with Montenegro in 2017. FYROM is the next step in a course that presumably leads to Serbia, a country traumatized by NATO intervention and friendly with Russia, which still adheres to neutrality.

The completion of this project will create a solid NATO-bound Europe right up to the Russian border a very different strategic situation to the one that existed during the Cold War. The EU is on board with all this, of course, according to the European Commissions plan to integrate the Western Balkans into the Union by 2025.

The speedily deteriorating relations between NATO and the EU, on the one side, and...

20:38

Gene Editing Tool Tried Out on Mammals "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Gene editing may sound like another example of human beings trying to cheat nature. Who are we to decide which genes in which species should hold evolutionary advantage over another? Yet scientists are making eye-opening progress in this field although some worry that too little attention is being paid to the ethical implications.

A group of researchers from the University of California San Diego recently tested a radical gene-editing technology called CRISPR for the first time on a mammal.

CRISPR is a tool that boosts the chances of specific genes being passed along to the next generation with the goal of changing genes that cause diseases or other problems. In a study posted on July 4 on bioRxiv, a preprint repository for biology, the researchers used CRISPR to develop a mutation in lab mice that would turn their coats white. The results of the genetic manipulation were impressive: The white-coat trait, on average, appeared in nearly three-quarters of a female mouses offspring significantly higher than the usual 50-50 rate of inheritance for most genes. The process is hardly fool-proof: It worked only in female embryos, and the mutation was sometimes incorrectly copied.

Nonetheless, researchers and geneticists hailed the study as a breakthrough in gene editing and an important first step towards development of gene drive technology in mammals.

A recent study suggests that CRISPR could reprogram cancer cells to fight tumors. The method has produced some positive results in mouse models of recurrent breast and brain cancer.

CRISPR has already proved useful in dealing with a problem caused by an insect. A research team from Johns Hopkins has used the technology to breed ...

20:38

Joe DiGenova Why Lisa Page Must Lie, 2314 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good morning, Im still reporting on: Joe DiGenova Why Lisa Page Must Lie, 2314 Synopsis: Former U.S. attorney for D.C., Joe DiGenova, blasted the conclusion of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz that the bias shown by the FBI against President Trump did not affect their prosecutorial decisions. Today, Lisa Page, former FBI attorney and star-crossed lover of Peter Stzrok, is testifying to the House Judiciary Committee after being tracked down my U.S. Marshalls from whom she had been hiding. DiGenova predicted that Page will have to either lie to the committee under oath, or admit to criminality. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a Patreon sponsor: https://www.patreon....

20:37

Anti-Piracy Portal Blocked Due to Alleged Phishing & Malware "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After years of negotiations, last year UK ISPs began sending out piracy warnings to subscribers whose accounts are used to share copyright-infringing material.

The warning notices, sent out by ISPs including BT, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Sky, politely inform account holders that their connections have been monitored sharing movies, music, TV shows and other content.

The notices are purely educational and no further threats are attached, a welcome approach to what can often be a difficult situation for both entertainment groups and the public.

The notice itself is pretty standard and advises the recipient to visit the Get it Right From a Genuine Site educational portal for more information. The recipient tried to do just that, following the hyperlink in the email. Unfortunately, things didnt go to plan.

As seen from the image below, AVG immediately threw up a warning, advising the user to stay away from the site due to suspected malware.

Using a machine protected with Avast anti-virus, TorrentFreak followed the same procedure by clicking the hyperlink in the anti-piracy notice email and attempting to reach the GetitRight campaign site. We had broadly the same level of success.

Strangely, none of this came as a surprise to us because this isnt the first time that theres been a malware warning on the Get it Right domain.

Back in April, TorrentFreak discovered that the Get it Right site was being flagged as dangerous by several anti-piracy vendors. However, rather than expose people to a potentially dangerous situation (or cause unnecessary alarm)...

20:36

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20:32

Ekiti Decides: Card reader denies Fayemis wife "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Coming out to vote with her husband, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at their Ward 11 unit 009 ogilolo Isan Ekiti polling unit, Erelu Bisi Fayemis voters card was denied authorisation by the card reader after few tries. However, INEC presiding officer in the area said it would be rectified. Mrs Fayemi, however, left the polling unit []

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20:30

Why Seth Rich Was Killed, 2313 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: Why Seth Rich Was Killed, 2313 Synopsis: The Seth Rich whistleblower news conference got off to a shaky start, but what it lacked in smooth presentation it made up for in content if you could understand the audio. Originally, the presser, put together by attorney Jack Burkman, had the landline telephone connection cut between the Holiday Inn Rosslyn and the whistleblower. Burkman said it was due to the interference of the DC police. After a 15 minute break, a cell phone connection was established, but the press had to arrange their microphones around the one tiny cell phone speaker for their collective audio. I recorded the live stream of Crowd Source the Truth and have made a donation for using excerpts in this report. Burkman called the whistleblower, Luke. He explained his background in general terms: Military. Second half of that career spent with the intelligence community. I maintained that connection in the civilian world. I was a consultant, mostly in domestic and foreign terrorists. So Ive been in contact with the Dept. of Justice in Baltimore for a good many years. The people involved in his death I knew well both professionally and personally. I dont know Seth Rich. Never met him. Never dealt with him. Seth was killed on July 10, 2016. Luke said he never met Seth Rich and didnt even know the name until late 2016: In late 2016 when these people were bragging about what theyd done and how they had gotten away with everything. There were three people that night. They had been surveilling him because of a computer breach. They knew it. They knew what hed done. It was too close for comfort. They believed that they were under investigation. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered...

20:28

Philippines: Manila Bishop Says New Draft Constitution is a Hoax, A Trojan Horse Hiding Real Danger It will spell disaster to the Filipinos "IndyWatch Feed War"

The proposed federal form of government being pushed by President Duterte is a Trojan horse, a ranking prelate said yesterday.

Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the federal system of government only serves as a smokescreen for Duterte to take total control of the country.

Pabillo likened the plan to change the present Constitution to a Trojan horse, concealing its true agenda and would only lead to the downfall of the country.

Duterte is presenting federalism as the magic wand to bring about prosperity to the whole country. This claim is at best dubious. But the way to bring about federalism is the change of the present Constitution, Cha-cha (Charter change), in short, Pabillo said.

Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said the federal system of government only serves as a smokescreen for Duterte to take total control of the country.
Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communications

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/07/14/1833349/federalism-trojan-horse-bishop-pabillo#G2tThsylorbM2mjE.99

I see that federalism as the Trojan horse, the smokescreen in order to bring about Cha-cha, which is the formula for total control of the country. It is a control that is backed up by the new constitution they are proposing. We do not yet know this new constitution but knowing the people who are behind this Duterte and his minions and knowing who will craft this the present Congress convened as constitutional assembly we can already guess where this is heading. It will spell disaster to the Filipinos, he added.

While the 1987 Constitution is not perfect and needs to be improved, Pabillo said Filipinos should still say no to the maneuvers for Charter change at this time in the countrys history.

Pabillo said it is not the right time to amend the Constitution because the atmosphere in the country is not conducive to critical participation. There is a culture of fear and bullying promoted by Duterte, he said.

Also, those behind Cha-cha wanted the plebiscite to be done this year, thus there would be no transparency, proper...

20:28

Here Comes Hillary Again???, 2312 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This is a paid sponsorship by: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill Good evening, Im still reporting on: Here Comes Hillary Again???, 2312 Synopsis: This morning Fox brought on Michael Goodwin a New York Post columnist who follows Hillary Clinton. He had some startling news for America: Hillary Clinton is putting together a shell campaign committee to be prepared to run against President Trump in 2020. Im guessing here, but my best guess is that Hillary has seen that among a sizeable percentage of the left, Hillary is miles ahead of any other Democrat on the horizon to run against Trump. Democrats feel that Hillary was somehow cheated out of the nomination probably by that evil Electoral College system. Nevermind if its a ridiculous argument, its the best theyve got. Support Our Sponsors: - Virtual Shield VPN - the easiest way to create a home VPN. Go to: https://www.virtualshield.com/billstill - Trade Genius Academy: Learn the safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeLikeAGenius.com - Ray Mikelonis, an independent representative of plant-based products which have been scientifically proven to naturally increase the number of adult stem cells in your body. CLICK HERE: BillStill.StemCellintern.com Patriot Flashlight; www.PatriotFlashlight.com -Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level computer protection. 800-844-8613 http://jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bill Still: newspaper editor/publisher, economics reporter - top US publications, authored 22 books, 4 documentary videos & daily host of this Y/T channel, THE STILL REPORT: https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Get the word Out: Please LIKE, COMMENT & SHARE! Our website: http://www.billstill.com Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/TheStillReport https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/...

20:22

Rewild The Uplands? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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20:16

Public engage with international experts on why APEC matters "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Australian High Commission

Papua New Guineans joined local and international APEC experts on Thursday for a dialogue on the importance of hosting the regions premier economic forum.

The event themed Why APEC matters for PNG? was part of the APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct and included a keynote address from Carlos Kuriyama, senior analyst at the APEC Secretariat in Singapore.
Keynote speaker Carlos Kuriyama, senior analyst, APEC Secretariat (Singapore), speaking at the second event of the APEC Discussion Series at the Precinct.

Kuriyama spoke on the benefits APEC brought to his home country Peru, where he was previously a government official at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism and served as chief negotiator of the Peru-China FTA negotiation.
...

20:15

Are you throwing away Gold? (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Are you throwing away Gold? Video Are you throwing away Gold? | The Morgan Reports Weekly Perspective | http://www.themorganreport.com Each U.S. Family Trashes 400 iPhones Worth of E-Waste a Year. Around the world, as incomes rise and prices fall, the...

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20:15

Sailing West to Uncertainty and Disaster "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Nations soar or sink according to decisions made about how they are run, and this was seldom truer than of Scotland, 320 years ago this month. In the closing years of the 17th Century a combination of unpredictable woes and poor, ill-informed leadership set off a chain of events that ultimately led to the end of Scottish independence and, coincidentally, the creation of a state known as the United Kingdom (and, by extension, the official beginning of the British Empire).

After the infernal suffering engendered by the Wars of the Three Kingdoms of the 1640s, the Cromwellian takeover and dictatorship of the 1650s, and economic downturn and political instability over the next three decades, Scotland then endured in the 1690s a succession of failed harvests that led to famine and inflation. Amid such depressing developments, then, its perhaps not all that surprising that, when a Welshman who had earned his money through Caribbean piracy offered the nation an idea for a bold and and radical way forward, most of Scotlands great and good were prepared to sit up and listen.

Lionel Wafer had been the ship surgeon to Captain Henry Morgan during the latters exploits on the Central American coast (which included the destruction of Panama City), and had also been in contact with the English pirate William Dampier, but an injury forced him to spend time on the Darien isthmus. It was there that he was befriended by a community of the Cuna nation, and in 1695, five years after his return home, he published a book ostensibly about his experiences on the isthmus. The captivated readers of his book included several members of the Scottish establishment, who entirely swallowed his tale of a paradise inhabited by amicable and personable natives, and the planners in Edinburgh used it as their main intelligence when authorizing the expedition to Darien. It seems that few of them ever seriously wondered to themselves whether it was wise to take on trust anything written by a man connected with piracy.

The plan, formulated by the government in Holyroodhouse, was to set up a colony on the isthmus (the narrowest point of the whole Americas landmass), known as New Caledonia, and use it as a kind of international toll gate for shipping passing from the Atlantic to the Pacific, or vice versa thus enabling traders to bypass the much longer (and more hazardous) route from one ocean to another via Cape Horn. Essentially this was the same thinking behind the construction of the Panama Canal two centuries later. With Wafers intelligence and almost half the nations total capital behind it, the expeditions five ships set sail from the port of Leith for Central America on 14 July 1698.

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20:09

13 Luxury America the Story Of Us Millennium Worksheet Answers Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Man suspected of attacking wife with chain saw was deported 11 times (ICE is not to blame) "IndyWatch Feed War"

A man suspected of attacking his wife with a chain saw in Whittier had been deported 11 times since 2005, immigration officials said.

Alejandro Alvarez Villegas attacked his wife in their home Wednesday, with their three children inside, according to Whittier police. The 32-year-old then fled the scene in a stolen car.

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Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, who is suspected of attacking his wife with a chain saw, had been deported from the U.S. 11 times since 2005. (Whittier Police Department)

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Immigration officers have lodged a detainer against Alvarez, requesting that local authorities notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement before his release to allow them to take the man into custody, ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley said.

Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Alvarez-Villegas is a serial immigration violator who has been removed from the United States 11 times since 2005, Haley said in a statement.

Depending on criminal history, someone in the country illegally who reenters the U.S. after having been previously removed has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison, according to ICE.

ICE did not provide his criminal history, but a search of court records showed that Alvarez pleaded no contest in 2013 to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of using or being under the influence of a controlled substance. Later that year, he pleaded no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or higher.

Whittier police responded to the 7700 block of Milton Avenue about 3 p.m. Wednesday regarding an attempted murder stemming from a domestic violence incident, authorities said in a statement. When officers arrived, they found Alvarezs wife suffering from traumatic physical injuries, believed to have been inflicted by a chain saw.

Alvarez fled the scene, but detectives were able to take him into custody in Chula Vista on Thursday afternoon. Police said he would be booked at the Whittier jail on suspicion of attempted murder, child endangerment, hit and run, and grand theft auto.

Scoggins said that Alvarez had a few arrests for misdemeanors but that none of them were violent.

They dont have anything to do with domestic violence or assault and battery, he said.

Scoggins said he is not aware of Alvarezs immigration status or whats going on from that end.

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20:05

JUST IN: Obasanjo in closed door meeting with PDP leaders "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo is currently holding a closed-door meeting with leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. The meeting was initiated by PDP leaders to tap the wisdom of the former head of state on the way to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the []

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20:00

Western globalist elite fears peace could break out between Russia and the United States "IndyWatch Feed War"

The announced meeting between Trump and Putin has already produced a good result by revealing the hypocrisy of the media and politicians. The meeting has been branded as the greatest danger to humanity, according to the Western globalist elite, because of the danger that peace could break out between Russia and the United States.

By Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

No, one of the most authoritative and respected broadsheets in the world is fearful of the prospect of peace! The Times is afraid that the heads of two nuclear-armed superpowers are able to talk to each other. The Times fears that Putin and Trump will be able to come to some kind of agreement that can help avert the danger of a global catastrophe. These are the times in which we live. And this is the type of media we deal with. The problem with The Times is that it forms public opinion in the worst possible way, confusing, deceiving, and disorienting its readers. It is not by accident the world in which we live is increasingly divorced from logic and rationality.

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Even if the outcome of this meeting does not see any substantial progress, the most important thing to be achieved will be the dialogue between the two leaders and the opening of negotiation channels for both sides.

In The Times article, it is assumed that Trump and Putin want to reach an agreement regarding Europe. The insinuation is that Putin is manipulating Trump in order to destabilize Europe. For years now we have been inundated with such fabrications by the media on behalf of their editors and shareholders, all part of the deep state conglomerate. Facts have in fact proven that Putin has always desired a strong and united Europe, looking to integrate Europe into the Eurasian dream. Putin and Xi Jinping would like to see a European Union more resistant to American pressure and able to gain greater independence. The combination of mass migration and sanctions against Russia and Iran, which end up hurting Europeans, opens the way for alternative parties that are not necessarily willing to Washingtons marching orders.

Trumps focus for the meeting will be to convince Putin to put even more pressure on Europe and Iran, perhaps in exchange for the recognition of Crimea and the ending of sanctions. For Putin and for Russia it is a strategic issue. While sanctions are bad, the top priority for Moscow remains the alliance with Iran, the need to further strengthen relations with European countries, and to defeat terrorism in Syria. Pe...

19:54

Female rufous hummingbird in Texas, USA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

Female Rufous Hummingbird Flashes Iridescent Throat Spot July 12, 2018

Male hummingbirds arent the only flashy fliers in West Texas, some females also exhibit glittering, iridescent spots in the center of their throats. Here, a Rufous Hummingbird flashes her glowing orange throat spot at the camera as other hummingbirds encroach the feeder.

So, now not just good news about female humans in Texas, but about female hummingbirds as well.

19:51

Russia ready to invest $50bn in Irans energy industry "IndyWatch Feed War"

Moscow and Tehran seek stronger links just as US tries to isolate Islamic republic

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Henry Foy in Moscow and Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran

Iran has touted $50bn worth of potential Russian investments in its oil and gas sector as it seeks to deepen its relationship with Moscow, amid mounting pressure from the US to curb the countrys energy exports and diplomatically isolate Tehran.

Russia has sought to use its vast oil and gas industry to build stronger links with Iran, as part of a strategy to increase its role in the Middle East. This includes supporting the government of Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian war, as relations with the west sour and US sanctions force it to look for new trade and investment partners.

Russia is ready to invest $50bn in Irans oil and gas sectors, Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Irans supreme leader, said during a visit to Moscow that included a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Military and technical co-operation with Russia is of major importance to Iran.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, shakes hands with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, stands at right, at Novo-Ograyovo outside in Moscow on July 12, 2018. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russias relationship with Iran is likely to be a key element of talks between Mr Putin and US president Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday. Mr Trump is expected to demand that Mr Putin move to curb Iranian influence in Syria, and may threaten further sanctions if Russian companies continue doing business with Tehran.

Mr Velayati, Ayatollah Ali Khameneis top diplomat, also used a media interview during his visit to say that a Russian oil company had already signed a $4bn deal with Iran that will be implemented soon, without providing details. He added: Two other major Russian oil companies, Rosneft and Gazprom, have started talks with Irans oil ministry to sign contracts worth up to $10bn.

A Russian government official confirmed the $50bn investment plans on condition of anonymity. Gazprom and Rosneft did not respond to requests for comment.

Separately, Russias energy minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that Moscow was interested in developing an oil-for-goods program that would see Iranian companies buy Russian products in exchange for oil contracts to be sold to third countries....

19:48

Ekiti Election: Mass turnout of voters as accreditation, voting commence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Accreditation and voting commenced as early as 8 am in the Ekiti governorship election. A large turnout of the electorate is seen in most of the polling units. As early as 7 am, voting materials, INEC officials and security personnel are already in designated polling units. Long queues of electorate waiting to exercise their civic []

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19:48

GCC 8/9 Land Fix For "-march=native" Tuning On Modern Intel CPUs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The other day we reported on a GCC 8 regression where Skylake and newer CPUs with "-march=native" haven't been performance as optimally as they should be. Fortunately, that patch was quickly landed into the GCC SVN/Git code for GCC 9 as well as back-ported to GCC 8...

19:46

12 Elegant Linking and Helping Verbs Worksheet Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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19:45

Keith Weiner: Uncle Sams Debt-Money System Is Immoral, Tantamount to Theft (Podcast) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Keith Weiner: Uncle Sams Debt-Money System Is Immoral, Tantamount to Theft Podcast Money Metals Coming up well hear a truly fascinating interview with Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals and the Gold Standard Institute. Keith tells the story about a...

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19:43

Growing, deforming, shaking: Iceland's largest volcano rfajkull showing clear signs of unrest for last 18 months "IndyWatch Feed World"

rfajkull volcano in southeastern Iceland, the largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland, is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started in August 1727 and ended in May 1728. The inflation is ongoing and is reflected by increased seismicity and characteristic deformation pattern, Icelandic Department of Civil Protection said July 13, after a series of meeting with scientists from The Icelandic Meteorological Office, The University of Iceland and Iceland Geosurvey. There are no signs of a decrease in the inflation rate or the seismicity and the state of unrest persists despite a decrease in geothermal activity since last December. The source causing the inflation is most likely injection of new magma, scientists said. The volume change since the start of the unrest is of the order of magnitude of 10 million m3 (about 0.2 m3/sec) comparable to the intrusion activity in Eyjafjallajkull some years before the eruption in 2010. Comment: The eruption in 2010 grounded flights throughout Europe for nearly a week.

19:37

EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan "IndyWatch Feed War"

The European Unions top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war.

The trip by EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker includes the signing of a free trade deal with Japan, which was moved from Brussels last week because Japanese premier Shinzo Abe was dealing with deadly floods at home.

POOL/AFP | EU Council President Donald Tusk (R) and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker (L) will have plenty of Trump-related grievances to discuss in Asia

Their Asian tour comes as the EU which, with 28 countries and 500 million people is the worlds biggest single market tries to forge alliances in the face of the protectionism of Trumps America First administration.

European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas said the landmark Japan deal was the biggest ever negotiated by the European Union.

This agreement will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the worlds GDP, Schinas added.

In China on Monday, the two leaders will meet with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to discuss their shared tensions with Washington, having both recently announced new tariffs on US goods in retaliation for measures imposed by Trump.

They are expected to reaffirm their support for the rules-based international order, including the World Trade Organization , which faces unprecedented criticism from Trumps administration.

The leaders will also discuss climate change another area on which the EU is in disagreement with Trump after he pulled out of the Paris climate deal and nuclear issues in North Korea and Iran, Schinas said.

Signal to the world

But the EU and China will have to smooth over existing differences over Beijings own restrictive market practices including the dumping of cheap Chinese imports, especially steel.

Some of those concerns are shared by Washington.

The EU recently pushed through measures targeting China that were intended to offset the consequences of granting China so-called market economy status at the WTO, which will make it more difficult to prove and punish illegal trade practices by Beijing.

In Tokyo, talks will also focus on presenting a united front against the United States over its tariffs, with the Japanese government having slammed them as extremely deplorable.

The EU-Japan deal was hailed recently as a strong signal to the world against US protectionism by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, who is travelling with Junck...

19:31

Nato, and a thinking gap "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

If the west's military alliance is adrift, it's not because of Putin or Trump.

lead Donald Trump leaves after second day of the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on July 12, 2018. Ye Pingfan/Press Association. All rights reserved.

A summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is not usually an occasion for drama. That became different when Donald Trump became United States president. At the gathering in Brussels on 11-12 July, his presence was bound to overshadow all else, an expectation confirmed when he openly lambasted European partners (especially Germany) over their supposed freeriding on the US, dependency on Russian gas, and general unreliability.

But to understand the real challenges facing Nato, it is best to put most of Trump's impact to one side on the grounds that it has more to do with his narcissistic need to be always the centre of attention than anything else. 

It's also the case that many of the headlines he generated will prove to be passing frenzies, for example on Germany's links with Russia and the fantasy goal of members spending 4% of GDP on defence. Moreover, an assessment of the summit will be on hold until Trump's one-to-one confab with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki is over. That too is certain to produce headlines, though a likely prognosis is that the great dealmaker will be steamrollered as much as he was by North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Singapore. 

The result of the latter encounter confirmed Trump's belief that he de...

19:26

13 Luxury Cooking Merit Badge Worksheet Answers Photograph "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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19:22

Wall Streets Big Banks Are Waging an All-Out Technological Arms Race "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

But constraints brought about by the financial crisis ended the leverage that had fueled the boom. Fixed-income traders felt the brunt of the changes, and in the years since, equities traders especially those with a technology backgroundhave enjoyed a renaissance. Their rise has touched off a battle for supremacy thats come down to only three companies: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase. These rivals are now locked in a technological arms race to control a $58 billion-a-year industry. As they each jockey for an edge over the other, no one who trades on Wall Street is safe.


Dimon, Blankfein, Gorman: Three great rivals are battling to control the $58 billion-a-year equities industry.

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19:22

Russian Agents Indictment Raises Stakes Ahead of Trump-Putin Summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

President faces renewed pressure to confront Russian counterpart about election meddling

President Donald Trump, who is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, spoke at a press conference during meetings with NATO officials in Brussels this week.
President Donald Trump, who is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, spoke at a press conference during meetings with NATO officials in Brussels this week. PHOTO: JAAP ARRIENS/ZUMA PRESS

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A federal indictment Friday that spelled out Russian agents alleged role in hacking Democratic computers in the 2016 presidential race put renewed pressure on President Donald Trump to confront his Russian counterpart about election meddling when the two hold a summit Monday in Helsinki.

Two days before the indictment was released, Mr. Trump dismissed the Russia probe as a rigged witch hunt and later said he anticipated the encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin would be the easiest of a series of overseas meetings this week with European allies and NATO officials.

At a news conference Thursday, he told reporters that when he meets with Mr. Putin he would ask your favorite question about meddling, going on to say that he may deny it.

Its one of those things, he continued. All I can say is, Did you? and Dont do it again. All I can do is say it.

But the indictment could give Mr. Trump fodder to challenge Mr. Putins denials of Russian attempts to influence the election.

A dozen Russian intelligence officials are named in the lega...

19:19

22 Elegant solving Systems Of Equations Word Problems Worksheet Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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19:15

After being told of Russia indictments, Trump still aspired to be friends with Putin (Trump isnt acting like a guilty man) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Before he embarked on a week of transatlantic diplomacy, President Trump sat down with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who previewed for the boss an explosive development: The Justice Department would soon indict 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking Democratic emails to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

For the first time, the United States would be charging Russian government agents with planning and executing a sustained cyberattack to disrupt Americas democratic process. Yet Trump gave no sign in his commentary in Europe this week that he appreciated the magnitude of what he had been told was coming.

Instead, he repeated his frequent attacks on the integrity of the wide-ranging Russia probe led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III while offering kind words for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who he is slated to meet here in Helsinki on Monday.

By Philip Rucker
The Washington Post

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Trump said Putin should not be considered his enemy but rather his competitor and after spending some time together here in this vibrant seaside Nordic capital, Trump said he hoped they might quickly become friends.

Trump pledged to ask Putin in their tete-a-tete whether Russia interfered in the election your favorite question about meddling, he said mockingly to a Washington Post reporter. But he said he expected Putin, again, to deny it, and that they then would move on to other subjects.

There wont be a Perry Mason moment here, I dont think, Trump joked, referring to a witness dramatically reversing his or her testimony to confess a crime.

On Friday, just hours before Rosenstein announced the indictments from Justice Department headquarters in Washington, Trump stood on foreign soil at a news conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her Chequers estate in the English countryside and denounced the investigation that produced them.

I would call it the rigged witch hunt, Trump said of the Mueller probe, which so far has yielded charges or guilty pleas against 32 Russians and Americans, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is in jail.

In the hours after the Justice Departments indictments were filed, lawmakers from both parties urgently called on Trump to confront Putin, force Russia to change course and guard against another intrusion in future elections.

These revelations add to a body of evidence confirming an extensive plot by Vladimir Putins government to attack the 2016 election, sow chaos and dissension among the American electorate, and undermine faith in our democracy, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said in a statement. If President Trump is not prepa...

19:15

Tom Fitton Discusses Peter Strzoks Congressional Testimony (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Tom Fitton Discusses Peter Strzoks Congressional Testimony Video JW President Tom Fitton: Anti-Trumper Strzok/FBI Update, Trumps SCOTUS Pick a Home Run, Shock Docs on Illegal Alien Crisis Video Source

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19:14

Debt Rattle Bastille Day 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Pablo Picasso The blue room 1901   Chinese Property Buyers Are GONE (MB) It Hit the Mortgage Market Over the Head with a Baseball Bat (WS) No Evidence In Muellers Indictment Of 12 Russians (MoA) Lawmakers Press Trump To Cancel Putin Summit After Mueller Indictments (CNBC) Trump Should Fire Rosenstein

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19:12

21 Unique Worksheet Preterite Tense Answers Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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19:09

Refugee girl reunited with mother, thanks audio leaker, no thanks Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

13 July 2018

Immigrant mother and daughter reunited in Houston

Six-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid was separated from her mother, Cindy, by border patrol. The two were apart for over a month. Now, theyve been reunited.

This video from Texas in the USA says about itself:

13 July 2018

A mother from El Salvador and her 6-year-old daughter were reunited in Houston Friday morning as part of the court-ordered reunification of separated migrant families.

Cindy Madrid and her daughter Allison Ximena were separated in June on the border.

They became the face of the separated family controversy when the girl was recorded crying for her family at a detention center in McAllen.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Migrant girl Alison is very grateful to person who leaked audio

An El Salvadorian girl, who became a symbol for the discussion about US American immigration policy, has been reunited with her mother. The 6-year-old Alison Ximena had been separated from her parents since June. The family had...

19:05

Trump knows that the US can exercise more power in a UK weakened by Brexit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump knows that the US can exercise more power in a UK weakened by Brexit
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US President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May, July 13, 2018

English nationalism as expressed by Brexiteers is a strange beast. Donald Trump gives an interview in which he assumes the right to intervene in the conflict between Theresa May and Boris Johnson over Brexit. He speaks with the same confident authority as he would in his own country, sorting out differences in the Republican Party over who should be the next senator for Alabama or South Carolina. His attempted roll-back later does not alter the tone or substance of what he said.

The aim of Trumps intervention in the short term is, as always, to top the news agenda and to show up everybody, be they allies or enemies, as weaker and more vulnerable than himself. More dangerously for Britain, in the long term, his domineering words set down a marker for the future relationship between the UK and the US outside the EU which could be close to that between the colony or the vassal of an imperial state.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the fundamentalist Brexit leader, reached back far into the Middle Ages for a bizarre analogy to i...

19:05

The Two-Party Political System Has Submerged Many Critical Issues "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new day is coming to recognize critical issues

The Democrats Could Win If They Stood For Something

From an Essay by Robert C. Koehler, Common Dreams, July 12, 2018

Now, more than ever, the whole of humanity needs leaders who can who can envision and articulate a global transition beyond war and dominance, beyond environmental exploitation, beyond policies and practices that dehumanize part of us and cluelessly continue more of the same.

The Democrats have been in turmoil for the last half century and then some, when they abandoned their racist base and supported the civil rights movement.

Revved up by the spirit of the 60s, the party began opening itself to further change, even daring to push beyond the financial interests of its controlling oligarchs and declare an opposition to war. I have no secret plan for peace. I have a public plan, George McGovern said during his 1972 presidential campaign . . . and that was that. After his crushing defeat, at the hands of Richard Nixon and his Southern strategy, the Dems quietly retreated. Their prevailing slogan ever since, whispered subconsciously, has been: We dont stand for all that much.

The Democrats are now Republican lite.

The Dems are now Republican lite. They dont have the will to disrupt anything that seems tried and true such as, for instance, American exceptionalism and bloated militarism.

Even in the wake of George W. Bushs disastrous invasion of Iraq, the Democrats opted for wimpiness as opposed to courage and sanity. They didnt dare speak against it, or propose anything but a military path to peace. In his 2004 campaign, John Kerry stood thus on the war, as stated on his website: The hard truth is that we know that more lives will be lost until the mission is truly accomplished.

And what was that mission? To create a stable democracy in Iraq. Those were the words of Kerrys media spokesperson, with whom I had an enormously frustrating conversation in the wake of a fundraising call I had received from the Kerry campaign.

That war is still quietly going on, fourteen years later. So are a few others. The planet is hemorrhaging refugees, thanks largely to these wars and to the savage inequality that remains the legacy of colonialism. We still have thousands of nuclear weapons ready, on command, to destroy the world. And cli...

19:02

Steve Beckow -- Is Pope Francis a Human-Rights Abuser? (Part 1/2) "IndyWatch Feed World"



Lightworkers have taken up the allegations against Pope Francis the same way theyve taken up the equally-untrue allegations against President Obama.

No matter who makes the allegations, I see them as unfortunate. I listen to my sources from other dimensions and star systems and they deny that Pope Francis has been involved in any corrupt activities.

Far from it. They say that he is in the papacy to clean up the Vatican.

Let's listen to what they have to say about Pope Francis. The Company of Heaven is the name given to the collective of our ascended masters, higher-dimensional star family, and celestials (archangels, seraphim, elohim, etc.), here to help us - in this instance - remove the cabal from power.

To charges of rape and other human-rights abuses, Sanat Kumara, keeper of the Universal Law, responded on An Hour with an Angel: "I am telling you that this individual has not been responsible for human atrocities." (1)

I spoke with Archangel Michael through Linda Dillon July 13, 2018 to ask him about the allegations. Here's that conversation:

Steve Beckow: What is behind the International Common Law Courts actions? Are they just wrong?

Archangel Michael: Some of the reports of what this legal body is up to are incorrect. ...

Steve: So he has not killed any child, raped any child, trafficked any child.

AAM: No, he has not.

Is this person a saint? Or has this person been a saint? Yes, he has been a saint. Is he a saint in this life? No, he is not. But he is a person who is trying to navigate and bring an end to much of the abuses of authority, of cruelty, of rape, etc.

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19:00

Amazing Animation by Richard Williams for Charge Of The Light Brigade in 1968 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

These animations were superb,remember Williams talking about them at NFT in late 1960s

19:00

Saturday nightcap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:59

(Video) Hannity: Timing of Russian indictments is Suspect "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Jul 13, 2018

We have known about Russia's efforts to interfere in elections for years; why announce indictments for Russian intelligence officers as Trump prepares to meet with Putin?

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 15 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

18:59

"Cry, Heart, But Never Break: A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Cry, Heart, But Never Break: 
A Remarkable Illustrated Meditation on Loss and Life"
by Maria Popova

Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead, John Updike wrote, so why be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? Half a millennium earlier, Montaigne posed the same question somewhat differently in his magnificent meditation on death and the art of living: To lament that we shall not be alive a hundred years hence, is the same folly as to be sorry we were not alive a hundred years ago.

Yet mortality continues to petrify us - our own, and perhaps even more so that of our loved ones. And if the adult consciousness is so thoroughly unsettled by the notion of death, despite intellectually recognizing it as a necessary and inevitable part of life, how is the child consciousness to settle into comprehension and comfort?
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18:54

History's Greatest Crime -- The Cancer Giants "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Cancer Giants & History's Greatest Crime.

Patrick Rattigan N.D.

In Germany, in the Octobers of 1881 / 1883, two children were born, who were to become the leaders in the area of cancer research and treatment : Otto Warburg and Maximillian Gerson. ln 1931, Dr Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize , Physiology or Medicine , for research carried out on cancer's basic mechanism . He defined cancer as a condition where the respiration of oxygen in thenormal cell is replaced by the fermentation of glucose .In " The Metabolism of Tumours ", he stated that cancer is characterized by two basic conditions : hypoxia and acidosis .

" Lack of oxygen and acidosis are two sides of the same coin: where you have one, you have the other. ..

All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can live without oxygen - a rule without exception. ... Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous."

Cancer starts with a single cell , doubling, in number , whilst the immune defences are down : if a tumour forms, it is after, on average, around 10 years : then, cells may then metastasise to the rest of the , already , cancerous body . In a genuine as opposed to a misdiagnosed false-positive - case of cancer, the tumour is not part of a localised condition : metastasis is not the spreading of cancer to previously-healthy tissue

. The Warburg research was in line with the previous -1892- Scientific American piece which concluded Cancer is most frequent where meat-eating habits prevail. : acidosis , due to an unbalanced animal / plant dietary intake , leading to hypoxia and then to changes at cellular level and to cancer . Other studies including the D.C. Campbell 1980s 8,000 - component China Study , confirmed the link .

As the human dietary consumption ratio gradually flipped from around 85/90% pure plant + 10/15% pure animal to 10/15% poisoned plant + 85/90 % poisoned animal .. plus the carcinogenic , immuno-suppressive synthetic-saturation of the environment , cancer changed from being rare to being endemic within the developed world .

When the 1931 prize was announced , the cancer industry , nothing like today's trillion-dollar enterprise but growing rapidly and...

18:53

Kenya eight rare blacvk rhino die during botched KWS relocation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

National Geographic

Deaths of 8 Rare Rhinos in Kenya Is Major Step Back

The animals died from salt poisoning after being moved between sanctuaries in Kenya, a devastating blow to the species, experts say.

18:49

Brexit: David Davis prepared to join Eurosceptic rebels and vote against the Government "IndyWatch Feed War"

David Davis, the former Brexit Secretary, is prepared to join Eurosceptic MPs and vote against the Government next week in a move that could force ministers into a climbdown.

Mr Davis, who quit last week in protest at the Chequers compromise, is willing to back an amendment which will enshrine in law a commitment that there will be no customs border down the Irish Sea.

It is one of four amendments to the Governments flagship trade bill that have been tabled by Eurosceptics in a bid to block the Prime Ministers Chequers compromise over Brexit.

The Prime Minister yesterday invited softer Eurosceptics to her Chequers rural retreat shortly after Donald Trump, the US President, had left. Brexiteers

Read the rest (Paywall):

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2018/07/13/david-davis-prepared-join-eurosceptic-rebels-vote-against-government/

Boris Johnson and David Davis have led a string of ministers who have quit since Fridays (July 6) cabinet meeting in protest at how closely the prime minister plans to follow EU rules and regulations after Brexit.
Arch-Eurosceptic Jacob Rees-Mogg would also be expected to oppose Theresa May.
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Leavers who try to stop the prime ministers soft Brexit risk wrecking the whole process of withdrawal and toppling the government, many in the UK say.
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18:45

Back to basics with Exters pyramid "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Back to basics with Exters pyramid by Bill Holter Miles Franklin It is obviously time to go back to basics. I say this based on the emails weve received this week which ranged from tears to tirades regarding gold...

The post Back to basics with Exters pyramid appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:44

Palestinian protester dies a day after being shot by Israeli forces in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Israeli forces have killed at least 139 Palestinians since the beginning of the Great March of Return

18:43

Irans Rouhani says U.S. isolated on sanctions But as the sanctions bite Iran will still be compelled to change "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday the United States was more isolated than ever over sanctions against Iran, even among its allies, in remarks carried live on state television.

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Today, we are in conditions in which the United States is more isolated than ever over the sanctions issue. Americas illegal actions have even isolated it among its own allies as we just saw, Rouhani said, referring to protests held in Britain against the visit of President Donald Trump.

Reuters

18:41

Water Protector Little Feather Makes it to Prison "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Water Protector Little Feather Makes it to Prison appeared first on It's Going Down.

Update on Standing Rock political prisoner, Little Feather.

Little Feather (Michael Giron) has made it to prison after being sentenced to 3 years. He will likely be at USP Hazelton for the next 21 months. Please shoot him a letter, card and see how he is, show him some love and support.

Michael Giron #25201-075

USP Hazelton
U.S. Pentitentiary
P.O. Box 2000
Bruceton Wills, WV  26525

You can donate to Little Feathers commissary at https://www.freelittlefeather.com/donate

Michael Giron, Little Feather, is a Water Protector from the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, raised in Santa Barbara, California.

Little Feather, was charged with Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense, arising from events of October 27, 2016. On February 8th, 2018, he changed his plea in accordance with a non cooperating plea agreement with the prosecution. Under this plea agreement, the Use of Fire charge which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and the possibility of up to 15 years in prison will be dropped entirely, and Little Feather will take responsibility for aiding a civil disorder.

The plea agreement was accepted by Judge Daniel Hovland, who is presiding over the case. Prosecutors and the defense jointly recommend a sentence of 36 months on the Civil Disorder charge, although the judge does have the authority to go as high as five years. This is a non-cooperating agreement relating only to Little Feathers own actions and does not require any testimony or information about anyone else. Little Feather and his legal team were facing monumental challenges including the prospect of trial with a hostile jury pool, limited discovery, and the risk of a long prison sentence. His sentencing was on May 30, 2018 at 1pm and was sent...

18:34

Malawi two Zambians convicted of possession of ivory "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Nyasa Times

Chancy Sibande-Mana,
July 12, 2018
Mzimba First Grade Magistrate Court has sentenced two Zambian nationals to
4 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) for illegal possession of ivory
and handed a one- year suspended sentence to a Zambian motorbike operator
for transporting the ivory.

Eliza Mtonga 25, and Gideon Ngwenya 37 both Zambian nationals, were
arrested together with the motorbike operator, Richard Phiri, 47 on 16
April, 2018 at Jenda Trading Center in Mzimba where Mtonga and Ngwenya
intended to sale the ivory.

Police prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent, Saddrey Sambo told the court
that police found Phiri with 16 pieces of ivory sealed in two cartons and
mentioned Mtonga and Ngwenya as the owners of the ivory.

Then police officers arrested Mtonga and Ngwenya together with Phiri,
said Sambo adding that the ivory pieces are worth K33 million.

Sambo asked the court to give the culprits a stiffer penalty, saying the
offence committed contributes to depletion of elephants in the country?s
wildlife parks.

In mitigation, Mtonga said she has an ulcer in her uterus which was
supposed to be operated on and she presented a medical report from a
private clinic on the same. On his part, Ngwenya said he cares for his
children and relatives while Phiri said he had just finished his first
degree at the University of Zambia.

In his ruling, First Grade Magistrate, George Longwe said he would not
consider the mitigation factors describing the offence as a serious one,
saying being found in possession of 16 pieces of ivory translates to
killing of four elephants.

He then sentenced Eliza Mtonga and Gideon Ngweya to four years imprisonment
each while Phiri earned a one year suspended sentence. Ngwenya is of Bokisi
Village, Traditional Authority Mwase while Mtonga and Phiri hail from
Kayerere Village in TA Kapichira in Zambia.

https://www.nyasatimes.com/two-zambians-jailed-in-malawi-to-4-years-for-illegal-possession-of-ivory/

18:31

10 Fresh Money Management Worksheets for Adults Image "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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18:30

#WalkAway: How the Left created Dream Machine "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post #WalkAway: How the Left created Dream Machine appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

18:30

Saturday Night At The Movies "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Richard Todd

For Them That Trespass (1949) is an interesting crime drama set in Edwardian times. The black and white photography is excellent and has almost the feel of an Expressionist film in the mould of early German cinema. The script is by J. Lee Thompson, who would later become a famous director in his own right. The scenes involving the railway workers and their work are at times reminiscent of Renoirs La Bte Humaine (1938). The story is about an ambitious young writer from the wealthy suburbs wanting to experience the true raw life in the lower depths on the wrong side of the road. However, the film quickly transforms itself into a crime drama with a revenge motif. Richard Todd is the petty thief wrongly accused of murder who actually becomes the films protagonist. Todd has perhaps a somewhat forced Scottish accent, but many of the scenes from the lower depths have a genuine feel to them. As usual for British films from that period, the minor characters are excellent.

In 1921 Dublin, the IRA battles the Black & Tans, special British forces given to harsh measures. Irish-American medical student Kerry OShea hopes to stay aloof, but saving a wounded friend gets him outlawed, and inexorably drawn into the rebel organizationunder his former professor Sean Lenihan, who has shaken hands with the devil and begun to think of fighting as an end in itself. Complications arise when Kerry falls for a beautiful English hostage, and the British offer a peace treaty that is not enough to satisfy Lenihan.

A spy thriller without the trappings of a James Bond outing, David Hemmings stars as a scruffy spy caught in a web of cynical cold war intrigue. Also starring Ralph Richardson, Clive Revill and some other interesting but unsung, British performers.

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18:30

365 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When she first got an automatic washing machine, her sister-in-law asked what she was going to do with all the spare time shed have.

I said I hoped shed told her shed be sitting down with a good book.

She didnt but said it didnt take long for her days to fill up and her to wonder how shed ever had time to do everything else when shed had to deal with her old wringer washing machine.

It reminded me of reading somewhere that the washing machine was  the single most important invention that enabled women to stay in or rejoin the paid workforce.

It also reminded me to be grateful for my washing machine and the time it frees for me that was only enjoyed by mother after my brothers and I left home and that her mother never had.

18:24

PC Sales Grew in Q2 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

PC sales are growing for the first time in six years

Shipments of PCs are definitely growing, for the first time in six years. Market research firms Gartner and IDC both agree that the PC market grew in the second quarter of 2018, with IDC claiming an increase of 2.7 percent and Gartner recording a more modest 1.4 percent of growth. IDC first revealed the PC market was starting to flatten and show potential growth last year, but both Gartner and IDC track PC shipments differently.

IDC's data crucially includes Chromebooks and excludes Windows tablets including devices with a detachable keyboard like the Surface Pro. Gartner counts Windows-based tablets as PCs and excludes Chromebooks or any non-Windows-based tablets. Chromebooks appeared to be powering some PC growth last year, but now that Gartner is tracking overall growth it's clear this is also from regular Windows PCs or Macs, and not just from Android tablets or Chromebooks. This is the first year-over-year PC shipment growth since the first quarter of 2012.

Also at TechCrunch.


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18:18

25th 29th October 2018 Call: Leave the coal in the ground! Hambi stays! Come to the #Hambacher Forest the place of resistance against climate destruction!#EndeGelaende "IndyWatch Feed War"

In 2018 there will be Ende Gelnde mass acts of civil disobedience against coal again! We want to protect the Hambacher Forst (occupied forest in Hambach) and put an end to coal mining. Therefore we will be there when the RWE cutting season starts in October or November in the Rhineland mining area. The action will also take place if the cutting season is cancelled. Because even if this was the case, there would still be plenty of reasons to fight for the end of coal mining and climate justice now!

Originally published by Ende Gelnde.

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.

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Coal has to stay in the ground to prevent a hazardous climate catastrophe. Everyone knows, nothing happens. The German government continuously supports the climate-wrecking industries and violates its own insufficient climate goals. Rather than to power down coal power stations it wastes valuable time setting up a committee, staffed with coal phase-out brakesmen. The time is up: people suffer globally from droughts, lose their homes on account of extreme weather events or die a horrible death because of climate-related infections or starvation. It is our obligation to stop climate destruction where it is manufactured: here and now.

Ende Gelnde calls out to stand up against the extraction of coal at the Hambacher Forst this October and to confront the absurd growth compulsion. The break-off edge of the coal mine is coming closer, big shovels absorb the landscape. Only a small fraction of the once enormous forest has been preserved until now. While the Hambi shrinks, it becomes an increasingly vivid and wide shining symbol of resistance against the fossil fuel industry, especially after the successfully prevented deforestation in 2017. Thousands of people will support this struggle for climate justice in October through a mass action of civil disobedience.

HAMBI STAYS!

For decades, RWE clear cuts the Hambacher Forst,...

18:17

Can a bank fight against the financialisation of the economy? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Raiffeisenbanks in Switzerland and the principle of cooperation, by Ren Roca / Summit of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin / The purpose of Raiffeisen is the common self-help Felix Walker calls for the bank to return to its cooperative roots, by Georg Koch / What can Germany hope for?, by Karl Mller / Europeans should not follow the American sanctions against Iran!, by Roland Hureaux / Angela Merkel definitely rejects Emmanuel Macron's United States of Europe, by Alain Morau / The front against Russia is caving in, by Eberhard Hamer / Working for human rights takes patience, perseverance and passion, Interview with Alfred de Zayas / Alfred de Zayas' 23 principles of international order / More than a well-founded plea against German war policy. Willy Wimmer's new book Germany in Upheaval, by Johannes Irsiegler / EU-Europe faces a self-inflicted shambles, by Willy Wimmer / Human (...)

18:17

Our New garden Chook Tractor! "IndyWatch Feed National"

A roll of plastic road works mesh & some star pickets. Easy to erect, move around & fits any size or shape garden bed.



18:17

Spending Time Outdoors Reduces The Risk of 6 Different Ailments "IndyWatch Feed World"


Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia. 'The health benefits of the great outdoors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of green space exposure and health outcomes' is published in the journal Environmental Research.

"Nature is fuel for the soul," says Richard Ryan, lead author and a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. "Often when we feel depleted we reach for a cup of coffee, but research suggests a better way to get energized is to connect with nature," he says. 

It's an essential component for good health, according to University of Illinois environment and behavior researcher Frances "Ming" Kuo.

The health benefits of green spaces have demanded the attention of policymakers since the 1800s. Although much evidence suggests greenspace exposure is beneficial for health, there exists no systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize and quantify the impact of green space on a wide range of health outcomes.

A new report published today reveals that exposure to green space reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure.
Populations with higher levels of green space exposure are also more likely to report good overall health -- according to global data involving more than 290 million people.
Lead author Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, from UEA's Norwich Medical School, said: "Spending time i...

18:15

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Syrian War Report: Syrian Army Liberated Daraa City Video South Front Video Source

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18:14

Number of Oppositions to Grants/Awards of European Patents at the EPO Has Skyrocketed, Based on Internal Data "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Related: The Patent Printing Machine of the EPO Will Spawn Many Lawsuits and Extortions (Threats of Lawsuits), in Effect Taxing Europe

Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Reference: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Summary: The number of challenged patents continues to soar and staff of the EPO (examiners already over-encumbered by far too much work, due to unrealistic targets) would struggle to cope or simply be compelled to not properly deal with oppositions

A FEW days ago a Battistelli-friendly law firm aired concerns that EPO management prevents proper and efficient appeals and oppositions process because its only focusing on speed (like the USPTO). Examiners and stakeholders (a silent majority) both complain that patent quality is declining and its hard for anyone to keep abreast of all this (in order to issue effective vetoes and reduce risk).

An article by David Lewin, Magnus Johnston, James Ward, James Sunderland and David Brown (Haseltine Lake LLP) was published yesterday, based on Julys newsletter from the firm (direct link [PDF]). Here are some numbers:

A total of over 3100 opposition proceedings were finally settled in 2017 either as the outcome after appeal or, if no appeal was entered, when the first-instance decision became legally binding. There were 6 cases in which oppositions were deemed not filed, two in which oppositions were found to be inadmissible and 234 cases in which opposition proceedings were terminated without a decision (e.g. oppositions withdrawn).

Haseltine Lake LLP did some analysis o...

18:10

26 Awesome Middle School Reading Comprehension Worksheets Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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18:07

New bat species discovery in Kenya "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 July 2018 video is called 2 Lemon-Yellow Bat Species Discovered in Africa. And Theyre Adorable Fuzz Balls.

From the Field Museum in the USA:

Fuzzy yellow bats reveal evolutionary relationships in Kenya

July 12, 2018

Summary: DNA analysis of fuzzy yellow bats in Kenya revealed at least two new species unknown to science. Its important because Africas biodiversity is often under-studied and poorly understood, even though bats play a crucial role in agriculture and public health.

After Halloween, people tend to forget about bats. But, for farmers, residents of Kenya, and scientists, bats are a part of everyday life. While North America has 44 species, Kenya, a country the size of Texas, has 110 bat species. Many of these species also contain subspecies and further divisions that can make the bat family tree look like a tangled mess. Researchers set out to cut the clutter by sorting the lineages of yellow house bats and in the process found two new species.

The bats of Scotophilus vary in size and other characteristics but, in general, Theyre cute. They look a lot like the bats you see in Chicago but theyre this great yellow color, says Terry Demos, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Chicagos Field Museum and lead author of a recent paper in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. These furry creatures can roost in the nooks and crannies of homes in Kenya. These are bats that live with people they dont call them house bats for nothing, adds Bruce Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals at the Field Museum and co-author of the study. Bats usually dont fly too far to find a home either. Despite having wings, bats prefer to stay...

18:06

Expandable and increasingly expensive, NATO spreads over Europe, by Manlio Dinucci "IndyWatch Feed War"

July 11 - The NATO Summit is taking place today and tomorrow in Brussels at the level of Heads of State and Government of the 29 member countries. The summit confirms at the highest level the strengthening of the control structure, which is mainly to work against Russia. A new joint command for the Atlantic will be constituted, in Norfolk, Va., in the United States, against "the Russian submarines which threaten the lines of maritime communication between United States and Europe," and a (...)

18:01

NATO, super-headquarters as expandable as war, by Manlio Dinucci "IndyWatch Feed War"

Great symbolic importance is given to the fact that it is the first Summit convened in the new headquarters of the Alliance, which has so far cost 1.3 billion Euros or $1.5 billion (but the real price, 7% of which is borne by Italy, is still to be established): it's a structure of over 2.5 million square feet, almost double the previous one, where a permanent staff of about 4,000 military and civilians works, equipped with 18 large halls where more than 5,000 meetings are held annually with (...)

18:00

Classic Crime Drama: Between The Lines S02 E01 New Order "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.

The show centred on the eventful life of Detective Superintendent Tony Clark, played by Neil Pearson. Clark was an ambitious member of the Complaints Investigation Bureau (CIB), an internal organisation of the Metropolitan Police that investigates claims of corruption inside the police force. Along the way Clark had to overcome strong influence from his superiors and problems in his private life, most notably the break-up of his marriage following an affair with WPC Jenny Dean (Lesley Vickerage). Throughout the series Clark was assisted by sidekicks Harry Naylor (Tom Georgeson) and Mo Connell (Siobhan Redmond).

The show became a surprise hit for the BBC, winning a British Academy Television Award (BAFTA) for Best Drama Series in 1994. In 2000 it was voted into the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes by the British Film Institute. The series was reviewed in an episode of the BBC documentary series Call the Cops, which stated the series had found a way of getting to grips with the corruption scandals of the 1990s

18:00

Cyst Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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18:00

Bandpass Filters from the CNC Mill "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A bandpass allows a certain electrical signal to pass while filtering out undesirable frequencies. In a speaker bandpass, the mid-range speaker doesnt receive tones meant for the tweeter or woofer. Most of the time, this filtering is done with capacitors to remove low frequencies and inductors to remove high frequencies. In radio, the same concept applies except the frequencies are usually much higher. [The Thought Emporium] is concerned with signals above 300MHz and in this range, a unique type of filter becomes an option. The microstrip filter ignores the typical installation of passive components and uses the copper planes of an unetched circuit board as the elements.

A nice analogy is drawn in the video, which can also be seen after the break, where the copper shapes are compared to the music tuning forks they resemble. The elegance of these filters is their simplicity, repeatability, and reproducability. In the video, they are formed on a CNC mill but any reliable PCB manufacturing process should yield beautiful results. At the size these are made, it would be possible to fit these filters on a business card or a conference badge.

17:58

"Those Who Danced..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane
 by those who could not hear the music."
~ Angela Monet

17:58

'This is US law and not a UN law': India's defense chief resists pressure over S-400 deal with Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

American laws are their own matter locally and have nothing to do with India, the country's defense chief said, refusing to bow to a US sanctions threat over its planned purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems. New Delhi has relayed to Washington that the threat of unilateral US sanctions will not have an impact on its decision on the possible purchase of S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems from Russia. "We have told the US Congress delegation that this is US law and not a UN law," India's defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted, apparently referring to a US federal bill that was implemented in 2017.

17:53

Syrian Army Liberated 1,150 km2 From Militants Since Start Of Operation In Daraa Province (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Since the start of Operation Basalt in the southern province of Daraa on June 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have liberated 1,150 km2 from militants.

Government forces have retaken control of large areas east, south and west of the city of Daraa delivering a blow to radical armed groups, like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and forcing more or less moderate militant factions to accept a series of reconciliation deals.

One of the key gains of the operation is full liberation of Daraa city, the southern part of which used to be controlled by militants until this week.

Syrian Army Liberated 1,150 km2 From Militants Since Start Of Operation In Daraa Province (Map)

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17:50

Trump Wants An Israeli Space Command | W10 Code Written In Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

ISRAELI DRONES WORLD WIDE 1. How Russia China & Israel work together for the One Belt One Road Project. 2. How Israel steals US technology and passes on to China, Russia and Iran. 3. How this is impacting on the Middle East. 4. I ring Homeland Security to make a complaint about Jewish Zionist spying in America - it a good one hour watch. VIMEO [Main Account] - https://vimeo.com/261811415YOU TUBE [Backup Account] - https://youtu.be/U4ce3N1lAjg HOW ISRAEL HARDWARE BACKDOORED EVERYTHING [The Intel Management Engine] https://youtu.be/myYZfLhtOZc Part 1 | The Tel Aviv Moscow New York Axis | Israeli Russian Spying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEgpW... Part 2 | The Tel Aviv Moscow New York Axis...

17:47

#enoughisenough israel kills child as Gaza marks 100 days of protests "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel kills child as Gaza marks 100 days of protests Ali Abunimah Palestinians protest against Israels use of snipers to target children, during a protest east of Gaza City, 13 July. Dawoud Abo Alkas APA images Israeli snipers killed a child on Friday as Palestinians marked more than 100 days of Great March of Return []

17:45

Hope and Change Are At Hand "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hope and Change Are At Hand by James Howard Kunstler It seems unfair that the earnest polymath Elon Musk should go broke in the electric car business while Kylie Jenner becomes a billionaire at age 20 hawking lip gloss on...

The post Hope and Change Are At Hand appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:41

Vladimir Putin: Restoring Faith in Humanity "IndyWatch Feed War"

Vladimir Putin: Restoring Faith in Humanity Bjrn Seelmann We can no longer tolerate the current state of affairs in the world. ~ Putin, addressing the UN in September 2015, referring to Washingtons strategy of using terrorist organisations for its own ends. Less than 48 hours after these words were uttered, Russian warplanes began pounding []

17:37

MACKAY Mackay courthouse listings "IndyWatch Feed National"

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17:37

LIVE UPDATE: Eleka, Fayemi, others battle for 646,000 votes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

All is set for residents of Ekiti State to make a crucial decision that could shape the states development in the next four years. A total of 35 political parties are fielding candidates for todays election. The current deputy governor of the state, Prof. Olusola Kolapo is attempting to succeed governor Ayodele Fayose, APCs Kayode []

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17:36

Transaction Complete: Former EPO Executive From Belgium Takes the Seat of Antnio Campinos at EU-IPO "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Brussels, Belgium

Summary: Rumours that Belgium made a back room deal with Battistelli may be further substantiated with the just-confirmed appointment of Archambeau

THE predictions we made turn out to be right on point again. Not only did Antnio Campinos swap a seat with Battistelli at EPO but also at a French institution. Weve called that musical chairs.

Did corrupt Battistelli make an alleged exchange with Belgium (similar to a vote-buying exercise) and what did Campinos know throughout all this?Archambeau, who came from the EPO and is Belgian, also gets the top job at EU-IPO (just published in German is Helena Hauses article titled EUIPO successor: Archambeau to become the new Executive Director).

The Belgian Jrme Debrulle is rumoured to have played an indirect role. In reverse chronological order, here is an explanation of whats going on here and what happened behind the scenes:

17:30

You can shout fire in a crowded theatre if there is a fire "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz Very applicable to the free speech fight going on with Aukland mayor Phil Goff.   The post You can shout fire in a crowded theatre if there is a fire appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:30

Classic Aussie Crime Drama: Water Rats S01 E10 Goldstein And Son "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

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. 

17:28

NZHerald - Letters "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dental data

Ken Perrott (Letters, June 20) states Pasifika children are concentrated in fluoridated areas and yet still have notably poorer dental health.

It is invalid to correct data for differences in ethnicity, as fluoride may increase dental risks, and the real reasons for decay are still not being properly addressed.

These include: poor nutrition and brushing habits, sugar-laden diets, baby bottle rot caused by sugary drinks drunk from sipper cups or bottles (rotting top teeth) and, ironically, over-fluoridation, which causes fluorosis and other negative health effects.

"Fluoride exposure has a complex relationship in relation to dental caries and may increase caries risk in malnourished children due to calcium depletion and enamel hypoplasia, while offering modest caries prevention in otherwise well-nourished children." (Peckham and Awofeso, 2014).



LUCY McDOUGALL

Whanganui

17:26

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Earth's global dust storm expanding & atmospheric compression events in Japan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

With galactic cosmic rays now influencing our atmosphere, it seems cloud cells on Earth and well as global wind patterns have shifted and are becoming more unstable. As examples the dust storm from Africa, now encircles 3/4 of our planet at the equator, atmospheric compression events in Japan dumping half a years worth of rain in ten days leaving part of the country under water. Arizona dust storms, lines of water spouts off of Italy, something surely has changed.

17:23

Hillsong founder Frank Houston teen victim Peter Fowler aged 15 abused at Lower Hutt Assemblies of God in New Zealand in 1972 "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

The founder of Hilsong Global Church Frank Houston a lifelong secret homosexual and pedophile. Confessed in 1999.

The founder of Hilsong Global Church Frank Houston a lifelong secret homosexual and pedophile while in Christian ministry. Confessed in 1999.

 

Peter Fowler, a teen sex abuse victim of the founder of Hillsong Frank Houston, wrote the following to Pastor Philip Powell of Christian Witness Ministries on 13th July 2003.

Christian Witness Ministries is a prophetic ministry which exposed the corruption of Brian and Frank Houston, the Australian Assembies of God and Hillsong, on 13th July 2003. Pastor Philip Powell passed away in 2015.

AOGNZ is short for Assemblies of God in New Zealand.

Peter Fowlers letter to Pastor Philip Powell:

Dear Philip

I am very pleased to be able to report that I have reached a settlement with AOGNZ and the Lower Hutt AOG. The terms of the settlement are confidential to the parties and the only public comment I can make is the following statement: Peter Fowler and the Assemblies of God in NZ and the Assembly of God Lower Hutt Church have confidentially in a Christian spirit resolved all differences between them relating to the alleged abuse of Peter Fowler by Fran...

17:17

Hillsong Founder the pedophile Frank Houston and boy victim WNZ1, the first known Wellington New Zealand boy victim "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brian Houston: I'm sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. I'll remember them in my prayers. Sorry I can't help the victims more.

Pastor Brian Houston the head of Hillsong Global Church. Heartless. Refuses to help the boy sexual  abuse victims of his father Pastor Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong Global Church in any way. Hid and sheltered his secret lifelong pedophile father Frank Houston for five years from 1999 to 2004 from the NSW Police and in doing this deprived the boy victims of Justice. Facing looming pedophile protection charges  Brian Houston: Im sorry the victims feel sad, very hurt and alone. Ill remember them in my prayers. Sorry I cant help the victims more.

17:17

Russian tech executive behind Steele dossier lawsuit says he is vindicated by special counsel Robert Muellers indictment of 12 Russians "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Russian tech executive suing BuzzFeed News over the Steele dossier says he is vindicated by special counsel Robert Muellers indictment of 12 Russian nationals allegedly involved in cyber attacks against Democrats.

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Aleksej Gubarev, the executive, says Muellers indictment shows he was not involved in hacks of Democratic National Committee emails, as the dossier alleges.

He has filed defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed News, the websites editor, Ben Smith and dossier author Christopher Steele. BuzzFeed published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017. Steele, a former British spy, compiled the dossier as part of an anti-Trump research project funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign. (RELATED: Mueller Indicts 12 Russians Involved In DNC, Clinton Email Hacks)

This is a complete and utter vindication of our clients, Gubarevs attorney Val Gurvits said of the Mueller indictment.

A federal grand jury handed down an indictment against 12 Russian intelligence officials who allegedly hacked emails from the DNC and Clinton campaign.

The Russians, who worked for Russias military intelligence agency, the GRU, used the fake online personas Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks to disseminate the emails. Guccifer 2.0 also passed tens of thousands of DNC and Clinton-related emails to the website WikiLeaks.

Gubarev and his two firms, Webzilla and XBT Holding, are not named in the indictment.

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Gubarev has claimed in his lawsuit that BuzzFeed failed to properly investigate the dossiers allegations before publishing the 35-page document.

Gubarev is mentioned in the last of 17 memos that make up the dossier. The memo, dated Dec. 13, 2016, alleges that Gubarevs companies, Webzilla and XBT Holding, used bots and porn to plant viruses and bugs on DNC computer networks in order to steal data.

Steele also alleges in the dossier that Gubarev was recruited under duress by Russias Federal Security Service, the FSB.

When Ben Smith and BuzzFeed decided to publish the Dossier, they knew that they had been unable to verify any of the allegations in it, Ev...

17:17

Australia - Letter | Lawn and vegies will get a good dose of fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

I WANT to alert the people of Oberon that the policy of water fluoridation makes no sense.  
I received water usage information for the town in the 2017 calendar year from the general manager.  The town used 607 megalitres of water in 2017.  
...

17:16

Hillsong founder Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim SA1 testimony boy sex abuse at Assembly of God youth camp in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

 

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Boy victim SA1 details the sexual abuse of him at age 11 by the pedophile Frank Houston the founder of Hillsong Global Church:

The abuse by Frank occurred during one week I was at the Klemzig AOG camp. It would have been in the summer of 1973 or 1974.

I was about 11. I hadnt reached puberty yet

I remember Frank being around the shower block quite a lot, seemed to bump into him there.

One time I was going in and he was coming out and as I went in I saw another boy a few years older standing there with an erection. My mate, David Haig also noticed it because I remember talking about it after, as boys would.

The first time Frank touched me was in a shower. I was showering and he pushed aside the flimsy curtain and stepped in and fondled me.

The second time was in the dorm. My bed was close to the back end on the bottom. He came to the bunk, sat down and masturbated me and had me touch him over his clothes.

 

On 18 November 2012 boy victim SA1 comments on this my blog site:

On 18 November 2012 a boy victim that nobody had previously heard of wrote the following comment on this my blog site:

Sadly, there were more than six kids, Frank was a regular at youth and family camps in the early/mid 70s at Cudlee Creek, SA ( the church camp) That is where I had my expe...

17:15

Ghost Particle Found A Mile Beneath Antarctica Holds Key to Breakthrough In Physics (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Ghost Particle Found A Mile Beneath Antarctica Holds Key to Breakthrough In Physics Video DAHBOO In the latest twist, which plays out like the latest Sci-fy Idea, It goes like this. The secrets of the origins of light are...

The post Ghost Particle Found A Mile Beneath Antarctica Holds Key to Breakthrough In Physics (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

17:15

Hillsong Founder Frank Houston boy sex abuse victim AHA statement to the Australian Royal Commission "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Frank Houston the founder of Hillsongs child abuse victims number in the hundreds. Four hundred plus.

 

The following is the signed statement of boy victim AHA to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in October 2014.

AHA is one of Pastor Frank Houston, the founder of Hillsongs, sexual abuse boy victims.

AHAs statement is dated 30 September 2014, a month before the Australian Royal Commission examined Brian Houston, Hillsong Church and the Australian Christian Churches (ACC).

The ACC was formerly called the Australian Assemblies of God (AOG).

Boy victim AHA read this statement to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 7 October 2014.

 

17:11

Intel Sends In A Final Batch Of DRM Feature Updates Targeting Linux 4.19 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After several big feature pull requests of new "i915" Intel DRM driver features landing in DRM-Next for Linux 4.19, the Intel open-source developers have sent in what they believe to be their last batch of feature changes for queuing this next kernel cycle...

17:09

Like shooting fish in a barrel, genocidal jews bombard southern Gaza Strip "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli warplanes bombard southern Gaza Strip An explosion is seen in northern Gaza City after an airstrike carried out by an Israeli warplane on June 20, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Israeli warplanes have carried out a number of airstrikes against the southern part of the Gaza Strip, as the Tel Aviv regime continues with its acts []

17:09

EPO Abuses Against People With Disabilities Followed by Legal Bullying? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Anette Koch - ILO page 1

Anette Koch - ILO page 2
The EPO re-starts case no. AT 5-4188 (based on rejected internal appeal no. 100/13), referred to the Admin. Tribunal of the ILO in 2015, as an internal appeal, on its own initiative, see as attached. (document above)

Summary: The new President of the EPO is not (at least not yet) obeying court rulings from ILO; The above move seems like an attempt to derail ongoing cases at the ILOs Administrative Tribunal (ILO-AT), i.e. yet more strong-arming

The case of Anette Koch was mentioned here before. Its not as famous as cases against staff representatives (SUEPO), but its equally if not even more appalling. Now, over a week after Antnio Campinos started his job, the EPO sends the above letter, which the appellant has made public in Twitter (we follow her account closely enough to notice, as do other EPO insiders through whom we found it). She shared the above letter, then added: Have you ever heard of a first-instance court re-starting a case under appeal on its own initiative, while it is treated by the Appeals Court? Well, this is how the EPO acts in procedures under its Service Regulations. [...] This way (see my last tweets) the EPO attempts to prevent treatment of my most urgent cases in substance by the Admin. Tribunal of the ILO. [...] In cases with the Admin. Tribunal of the ILO I will submit my comments to the Tribunal only.

17:08

Chilean archbishops suspects in child abuse cases "IndyWatch Feed National"

This Deutsche Welle video says about itself:

Chilean police have arrested a prominent Catholic priest who is accused of raping seven children.

Chilean priest arrested over child abuse allegations | DW | 13.07.2018

Chilean priest Oscar Munoz Toledo, who was once the chancellor of Santiagos archbishopric, was detained Thursday on charges that he sexually abused seven minors. Its the latest in a series of pedophilia cases in which priests allegedly carried out abuse, ignored it or helped cover it up.

The case: In January, Munoz admitted to abusing a minor. The 56-year-old was initially investigated by the Chilean church, which then referred the case to the Vatican. His arrest came after prosecutors seized church case files on the scandal in June. Munoz is accused of the abuse and statutory rape of seven children. Prosecutor Emiliano Arias said the abuse took place from 2002 on in Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua. Authorities are investigating whether Munoz had accomplices.

Archbishop of Santiago Ricardo Ezzati, who himself has been accused of covering up crimes, said the church would cooperate in everything that is required. Referring to Munoz, he added that he felt a great pain for him, for his family and for the victims.

Munoz was vice-chancellor before being promoted to chancellor in the Santiago archdiocese in 2011. He is one of several senior priests connecte...

17:06

Palestinians fire 31 rockets and mortar shells from Gaza; IDF renews airstrikes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) strikes two tunnels, Hamas bases in Gaza; one rocket falls in a kibbutz; no injuries reported in Israel or Gaza as Israelis in border communities spend night in bomb shelters

 

Illustrative: An explosion is seen from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip after an airstrike by Israeli forces in response to dozens of rocket attacks by Palestinian terrorist groups from the coastal enclave on June 20, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP)
Illustrative: An explosion is seen from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip after an airstrike by Israeli forces in response to dozens of rocket attacks by Palestinian terrorist groups from the coastal enclave on June 20, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP)

Residents of Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip spent the night in bomb shelters as Palestinian terror groups fired at least 31 rockets and mortars into Israel, the army said. Six of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Palestinians in Gaza resumed rocket and mortar fire into Israel after dawn on Saturday, setting off warning sirens. Residents of Israeli communities along the border, who spent a tense night in bomb shelters, reported several loud explosions.

The IDF announced Saturday morning it carried out a series of air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip, including hitting an attack tunnel in the north of the coastal enclave. An earlier strike targeted a tunnel in the south of the Strip.

There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side.

The renewed violence came after a night in which Israeli aircraft hit several sites in the Gaza Strip including several Hamas bases. Following the air raids, Palestinian terror groups launched several barrages of rockets or mortars into Israel.

One rocket landed inside a kibbutz in the Shar HaNegev Regional Council area.

The IDF said aircraft had attacked an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip, among them complexes used to prepare arson terror attacks and a Hamas terror organization training facility.

The IDF published video of its air strikes.

Following the airstrikes rocket warning...

17:01

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


by Noah

It's True! Pigs Can Fly!


Mitch McConnell's favorite president has taken London by storm, and not in a good way. As if it was ever in doubt, Donald J for Jackass Trump has cemented his reputation as an international embarrassment to all of humanity.

English Prime Minister Theresa May's biggest mistake in welcoming Trump to England was in welcoming him when it was clear that so many other people in her country knew exactly what Trump is and made their feelings clear about allowing a Trump visit. London's Mayor Sadiq Khan was one. Perhaps she thought that being nice and diplomatic was the way to go. That is her training. No doubt her being a professional politician led her to erroneously believe that being diplomatic when she decided to welcome him with open arms was the way to go. If so, her nature blinded her to the fact that Trump is a rabid fascist animal who would never return the favor of being courteous. In an interview with Rupert Murdoch's Sun "newspaper" (to use the term loosely), Trump didn't just toss her under a bus, he threw her in front of one, stabbing at her in every which way before he did so while he promoted her opponents. Imagine how ballistic Trump would be if May came to the U.S. and attacked her while extolling the virtues of Elizabeth Warren.

17:00

Time to apologise to Russia over Novichok accusations? #skripal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Amesbury poisoning: Source of novichok found in bottle in victims house Introduction July 13, 2018 Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess. Click to enlarge Charlie Rowley, the sole survivor of the latest novichok poisoning was a registered heroin addict. We cant help wondering if Rowleys addiction didnt play a part in his poisoning? Did British []

17:00

UK Trump protesters are complete idiots "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If you have a great Youtube or Vimeo video to share send it to videos@whaleoil.co.nz The post UK Trump protesters are complete idiots appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

17:00

Community: The New Guru "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




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I am the master of the virtual community, more a function of the accidents of my own life path.  It was only later in life that i became conscious of the anomalous nature of this life way, yet how much our urban world depends on it as well.
 
We all need to belong to a natural physical community during our maturation and to support motherhood.  That natural community typically totals up to 150 people but not much more either.  Much less and that commun9ty becomes needy.
 
The natural rule of twelve allows internal spiritual development and directed communication along with a natural decision making system that retains everyone's confidence.
 
 
 
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Community: The New Guru

July 3rd, 2018

By Jack Adam Weber

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

https://wakeup-world.com/2018/07/03/community-the-new-guru/


I owe you nothing. Im sure youve heard or spoken this popular meme before? Individualism and resigning to blowing off people is a modern norm. I believe it also to be a subtle and largely unrecognized effect of capitalisms brainwashing and social deconstruction propagated by media and the powers that be.


After all, our entire economic system thrives on viewing others as competition, the enemy, and as objects to further our own success and agenda. Ironically, this system has expediently dehumanized and disenfranchised us from our richest commodity and sense of true security: one another. This in turn leads to apathy...

17:00

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza Strip after border protest bloodshed "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Israels army said it had launched airstrikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following bloodshed in border protest clashes that saw a Palestinian teenager shot dead and an Israeli soldier injured.

The Israeli aerial bombardment came as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, after a particularly bloody day of demonstrations at the frontier that also left scores of Palestinians injured.

Army fighter jets targeted an offensive terror tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, in addition to several terror sites in military compounds throughout the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said in a statement.

According to witnesses in the Gaza Strip, there were no casualties from the airstrikes, which damaged infrastructure controlled by Gazas Islamist rulers Hamas, who have been in charge of the area since 2007.

The strikes were conducted in response to the terror acts instigated during the violent riots that took place along the security fence yesterday, the statement said.

It also cited continuous arson attacks damaging Israeli territory on a daily basis with the launching of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

Footage of Fridays bloodshed by AFP showed one Palestinian teenager shot dead at the fence between the two territories.

AFP | The Gaza Strip health ministry said one teenager was killed and a further 220 other Palestinians were wounded as protests along the frontier spilt over into clashes

Fifteen-year-old Othman Rami Halles was killed east of Gaza City, health ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qodra said.

The ministry said a further 220 other Palestinians were wounded as protests along the frontier spilt over into clashes.

The majority were involved in protests and clashes but others were seeking to breach or damage the border fence.

Palestinians in Gaza have for months been demonstrating against Israels decade-long blockade of the territory and in support of their right to return to lands they fled or were driven from during the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.

Since the protests and clashes broke out along the border on March 30, at least 140 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

No Israelis have been killed.

Israels army said grenades, molotov cocktails, flaming tires and stones have been hurled in the direction of its soldiers, one of whom was injured by a grenade.

The military said some 17 launches were detected from Gaza during its airstrikes, without specifying the type of...

17:00

Conscious Connection Bridging Species Through Love "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




A reminder here regarding a remarkable testament in which a man established mind to mind rapport with the elephant matriarch.  We read the book a couple of years ago and it was excellent and shows us our real future and the real future of elephants as one of our partners in this world.

The life span of an elephant and this work strongly suggests that elephant spirits can easily transfer to the human form as well.  Our progress is close enough.

What i have come to understand is that love is properly learned and is separate from instinctual attraction.  Somehow two individuals must create a shared space tied together with communication.  It is often also tied down by instinctual attraction but that is also not necessary.

We must consciously set out to love mankind and strangers and this is really tested when we have an instinctual rejection instead.  That was the true contribution of Jesus two thousand years ago and why it is so wrong to tolerate applying it only to a group as that then promotes hate.

I do think mankind can be taught rationally to correctly manage and apply love to deal with instincts of attraction and rejection but it has to be spelled out..
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Conscious Connection Bridging Species Through Love


By Michael J. Roads

Guest writer for...

17:00

Detox with Activated Charcoal "IndyWatch Feed Africa"





Without question, activated charcoal is a first choice for extracting toxins out of your intestinal system.  An additional choice is one of several zeolites, but availability is difficult and they are just as difficult to consume.

They are all solid crystalline acids which means that they are real acids that do not dissolve in water.  While no one in their right mind would drink down sulfuric acid, it is safe to drink down the equivalent in non soluble crystalline form.  What you have done though is pass a powerful free ion attractor through your gut.

That is why Bio char will eventually become integral to all agriculture.  It will grab a nutrient, but be unable to react at all until a root arrives to pry it loose and react with it.

Consume this in capsule form.  It is no fun to work with as a powder.


 
Detox with Activated Charcoal

By Ty Bollinger

https://wakeup-world.com/2018/03/04/detox-with-activated-charcoal/?


Activated charcoal can remove unwanted toxins, bacteria, and decades of heavy metal buildup from your body, leaving you feeling renewed and vibrant.


No matter who you are or what your goals are, you need to detoxify. The secret to an effective whole body detox might just be carbon actually, activated carbon (aka activated charcoal) is the more accurate term.

The History of Activated Charcoal


The first recorded use of charcoal for medicinal purposes was found in Egyptian papyri around 1500 BC as a method of staving off infection from open wounds. Since then, healers have used activated charcoal to soak up poisons and improve intestinal health through a process called adsorption. No, thats not a misspelling. Its important to understand the difference between absorption and adsorption. When something is absorptive, that means it soaks up other substances, but when something is adsorptive, that means it binds to substances. Activated charcoal actually uses a thin film on its outside surface to bind...

17:00

Viral Walk Away Videos Highlight Growing Movement of Democrats Leaving the Party "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 
 
 The gay community has spent a lifetime attempting to establish a way forward into the mainstream, only to be literally be exploited by the absurdities of progressive politics and hate mongering.  Their true battle is won and it is time to walk away from the hate salesmen.
 
 That this has happened is almost amazing.  There is much wrong with the liberal and progressive narrative, not least its incredible promotion of every imaginable sexual perversion.  All sexual deviance, including homosexuality generates problems of accommodation or problems of deviance management for society.  These are still problems.  Sexuality itself also provides problems of accomadation for society as well or problems of management.
 
There is no possible accommodation that will satisfy the appetites of a pedophile without  imposing on the human rights of children.  This also applies across the board to all other forms of appetites which must become the proper purview of two consenting and informed adults.  
 
Thus we re-frame the whole debate.  What is the age on informed consent.  Experience has been mostly around the postponement of sexuality until physical maturity is achieved, but experience also shows us that this naturally drives immature sexual channeling that plausibly produces serious perverse adult appetites.  .
 
I do not know if there is a transition protocol that we can safely use between these two solitudes.  I simply think that we will have to try.  Hunter gatherer experience can inform as to the natural state of things..
 
 
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Viral Walk Away Videos Highlight Growing Movement of Democrats Leaving the Party
By Celia Farber

June 28, 2018 10:27 pm Last Updated: July 4, 2018 1:09 am

Brandon Straka, the founder of the "Walk Away" movement. (Brandon Straka)...

17:00

Classic Comedy: Are You Being Served? S06 E02 The Club "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wikipedia

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft (Croft also directed some episodes), with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC Set in London, the show follows the misadventures and mishaps of the staff of the retail ladies and gentlemens clothing departments in the flagship department store of a fictional chain called Grace Brothers.

16:57

13 Elegant Identifying Functions Worksheet with Answers Collection "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

identify the coordinates worksheets paring functions activity with task cards discrete and continuous functions read calculus this worksheet asks students to match nine different transformations use the vertical line test to identify functions statistics and probability archive december 14 2016 distance time graphs step by...

16:55

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgage Funds for Crypto Speculation "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australian Bank Bans Use of Mortgaged Funds for Crypto Speculation

One of Australias oldest financial institutions, Bank of Queensland, has prohibited the use of home equity loans for virtual currency speculation. The move has been attributed to concerns pertaining to the growing regulatory oversight of the cryptocurrency sector in Australia.

Also Read: Tether Announces Appointment of New Chief Compliance Officer

Bank of Queensland Cracks Down on Customers Using Mortgage Funds to Trade Crypto

Bank of Queensland has banned its customers from using loans that are leveraged against home equity for the purposes of cryptocurrency speculation due to concerns pertaining to the increasing regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency activities in Australia.

Contracts issued by Bank of Queensland will now caution prospective borrowers any loan purpose that involves the acquisition of or usage of cryptocurrency is unacceptable. The Australia...

16:52

Reproducibility Crisis Reaches All Randomised Controlled Trials "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Social and medical sciences depend on randomised controlled trials, even though they harbor more assumptions and biases than commonly understood.

16:49

Philippines President Duterte under pressure to press South China Sea claims "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two years after arbitration win, Philippine policy slammed as soft on Beijing

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Banners declaring the Philippines a province of China appeared in various parts of Metro Manila on July 12. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the apparent prank.(Contributed photo)

MANILA Two years after the Philippines won a major legal victory against China at The Hague, President Rodrigo Duterte is coming under pressure to wield the ruling in its South China Sea disputes and to discard what many see as a weak-kneed approach.

At a forum held by local think tank Stratbase ADR Institute on Thursday, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario had a question for the diplomats, geopolitical experts and journalists in attendance.

What should we call one that uses muscle to deprive others of their rights?

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Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario

Del Rosario, who chairs Stratbase, supplied his own answer, A bully.

He went on with a counter-query for a balanced view. What may we call one that acquiesces to the abuses against it?

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A willing victim, he said, before branding China a grand larcenist and international outlaw.

This was how Manilas former top diplomat portrayed the Philippines attitude exactly two years after it won a landmark case regarding claims in the South China Sea.

On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Arbitration Court in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines, which had challenged Beijings claim over the 3.5 million sq. km. area.

The court, which does not have an enforcement mechanism, ruled that Chinas histo...

16:43

Jewish terrorists step up hostilities against Palestines mosques "IndyWatch Feed War"

Settlers Step Up Hostilities Against Palestines Mosques Tamara Nassar A Palestinian man stands next to a house vandalized with Hebrew-language graffiti on 18 April in Nablus. Shadi Jararah APA images Israeli settlers blocked an ambulance carrying a Palestinian patient in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday. This video shows one settler standing []

16:42

Philippines: Dutertes Draft federal constitution elitist, anti-poor, former chief justice says Undemocratic, Lethal Experiment "IndyWatch Feed War"

MANILA, Philippines  Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide  Jr. on Friday lambasted the draft federal constitution, which he said would create an elitist democracy that is anti-poor and anti-Filipino.

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte approved the draft federal charter that was crafted by a consultative committee, which he formed to review the present Constitution. He is expected to endorse the proposal to Congress.

In a speech before lawyers, Davide said the proposed charters provisions on regulations and control of political parties are very narrow concepts of political dynasties, [and] would in fact be the prescriptions for political elitism.

The poor would remain under the clutches of politicians and democracy [would] only be a screen to cover up elitism, the former top magistrate said, adding that the poor would have no choice for political leadership against political parties under the draft charter.

Lethal experiment

The former chief magistrate also said it is more elitist for the draft constitution to require the tandem voting of the president and vice president, which he said would prevent independent candidates from running for the said positions.

Davide also said requiring candidates to be college graduates would really be anti-poor, arguing that presidents having college degrees does not guarantee good service.

We have presidents who had college degrees, one was even a lawyer a top-notcher of the bar examinations but he was ousted and brought to Hawaii We also had one who held a masters degree in economics but you know very well what happened, he said, apparently referring to late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In hundreds of hours of speeches, Duterte has declared the Philippines must overhaul the 1987 Constitution and shift to a federal system of government to address the countrys widening wealth gap and empower regional governments.

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But for Davide, the shift to federalism is a lethal experiment, a fatal leap, a plunge to death, a leap to hell.

Under Section 5 Article V of the draft federal Constitution, the Federal Republic shall take affirmative action so that marginalized and underrepresented sectors may organize themselves into genuine political parties with clear and detailed platforms of government and capable representatives.

In the same speech on Friday, Davide stressed that the federal governments structure, indissolubility and permanence as indicated in the draft constitutions preamble are not democratic and are more totalitarian, monarchy.

The...

16:42

Nuclear excitation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Breakthrough could lead to new type of energy source.

16:35

WH Won't Admit Democratic Hacks Occurred "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters issued the following statement in reaction to todays indictment of twelve Russians for their election activities in 2016.

Todays charges include no allegations of knowing involvement by anyone on the campaign and no allegations that the alleged hacking affected the election result, Walters said. This is consistent with what we have been saying all along.

In other words, even after having read all the evidence provided in the indictments, the White House is still skeptical of the work of their own FBI and Department of Justice. Theyre still saying that it is merely allegation that the Democrats were hacked at all.

Thats a risible and insufferable response. Its doubtful that the defendants will ever have to appear in an American court and answer for what they did, so we may never get to see the Special Counsels evidence challenged. We cant assume they can prove every allegation beyond a reasonable doubt, but we should at least be able to concede that theyve proven that the hacks actually occurred.

As for the White Houses other defenses, it is of course not within the purvey of the Special Counsels office to try to figure out how many votes were flipped due to Russias multifarious attempts to help Trump win and if anyone on the Trump campaign was involved that evidence will be spelled out in separate indictments.

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Trump is Ticking Off Every Box Putin Has For Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donald Trumps audition seems to be going well. By the time he sits down with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next week (with no witnesses present) he will have ticked off an impressive list of tasks. Beginning in Brussels, he so disrupted and threatened the NATO alliance that the Pentagon had to go into immediate damage control mode.

Hours after President Donald Trump departed NATO headquarters Thursday, U.S. military leaders embarked on a full-scale damage control operation with calls to their counterparts across Europe to reassure them that America will abide by its defense commitments in the region.

The outreach, directed by the Pentagon leadership, came after Trump threatened to reassess those commitments during a gathering with NATO allies in Brussels, according to multiple current and former diplomatic and military officials familiar with the calls.

The overall message from senior military officials in a series of phone calls to members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been that U.S. military bases in their countries will remain open and American troop levels in the region will not be reduced.

But the damage cannot be undone and now no European politician could significantly increase defense spending even if they wanted to without looking like Trumps poodle. That might suit liberals just fine but it suits Putin even better. The alliance is weakened and vulnerable border states with Russia will feel less protected and more like vassals of their domineering neighbor.

Even before he left for his trip, Trumps verbal abuse of Europe spurred a response from E.U. President Donald Tusk who reminded the Trump to Appreciate your allies. After all, you dont have that many. But Trumps first order of business upon...

Why Are Trump Fans Rooting for Paul Manafort? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

T.S. Ellis III serves as a Senior Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was appointed to the position by Ronald Reagan in 1987. He has been assigned Paul Manaforts case (Manafort also faces charges in the District of Columbia) and hes expressed a lot of skepticism about the motivations of the prosecution, essentially arguing that they would never have pursued charges on the merits and are only harassing Manafort in an effort to get him to testify against the president. This outspokenness has given hope to right-wingers who would like to see Manaforts case dismissed or the evidence against him suppressed. But Judge Ellis has however reluctantly, ruled against the defense teams motions, time and time again.

Yesterdays ruling wasnt the most consequential but it was the most scathing. After being throw in prison by the DC judge, Manaforts lawyers complained that he was being held in isolation for twenty-three hours a day. This was followed immediately by a coordinated social media blitz that accused the government of torturing Manafort.   Part of their complaint was that he was being held a couple of hours away from his lawyers offices and the courthouse.  When T.S. Ellis agreed to relocate him to a nearby facility in Alexandria, Virginia, his lawyers protested that move, too, arguing that their client had been treated well and grown comfortable where he was.

The dissonance between those two positions was too much for Judge Ellis and he blistered them. The most brutal part of his ruling came when he discussed the issue of safety:

The professionals at the Alexandria Detention Center are very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors, he wrote in an order released Wednesday. All these defendants were housed safely in Alexandria pending their respective trials and defendants experience at the Alexandria Detention Center will presumably be no different.

Among the terrorists, spies and traitors who have spent time at the Alexandria Detention Center are FBI turncoat Robert Hanssen, perhaps the most devastating Soviet mole of the entire Cold War, and  ...

You'd Never Know the GOP is Divided on Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When I saw this, it really made me stop and think:

A new Gallup poll finds that 64% of Americans believe the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion should stand, while 28% would like to see it overturned.

Partisans opinions are sharply polarized, with 81% of Democrats, 70% of independents and 41% of Republicans saying they do not want Roe v. Wade overturned. In contrast, 51% of Republicans, 22% of independents and 13% of Democrats want it reversed.

Does the Republican Party act like forty-one percent of their voters would like to preserve the Roe v. Wade ruling? Do Republican senators show any real division over the issue when it comes time to make decisions about who should be nominated for or confirmed to the federal judgeships?

Abortion rights arent the only only issue where we see a disconnect like this. Background checks for gun purchases is another example where the party seems to blithely ignore divided opinion within their own base of voters. Its a strange phenomenon that I dont see paralleled to the same degree on the left. There used to be a decent number of pro-union Republicans. Even Rick Santorum did okay with the unions at the beginning of his career. There used to be some strong environmentalists in the GOP. They used to have more than a tiny handful of pro-choice representatives, especially at the local level. That seems to gone away, beginning in earnest during the presidency of George W. Bush.

The Democrats have undergone some corresponding changes, like the decimation of the Blue Dog caucus and the demise of the Democratic Leadership Council. But they still have anti-choice members in both the House and Senate, as well as locally. They still have both free traders and hardline opponents of free trade. They still have gun rights absolutists, although their ranks have diminished more in response to mass shootings than to electoral defeat or primary challengers. They still have deficit hawks willing to take a bite out of peoples earned entitlements. The Democrats have the same kind of diversity of opinion within their voting bases as the Republicans have, but with the difference that their elected officials do a much better job of reflecting those divisions.

On Roe, the Republicans are on the cusp of catching the car theyve been chasing all these years. When they catch it, it appears that more than four out of ten of their voters will be displeased. Thats a recipe for a major crack-up of their coalition. But theres no real sense of caution or foreboding or regret that I can s...

Can We Just Admit that Trump is Captured by the Russians? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Its getting sad watching people thrash around for explanations for the presidents behavior that dont involve him being essentially captured by Vladimir Putin. The latest comes from the Washington Posts editorial board. They begin by advancing the argument that Donald Trump is simply too stupid to understand how NATO is funded which is supposed to explain why he continuously says moronic things about Europe not paying the United States their dues. Perhaps as a private citizen and candidate Trump suffered under the misimpression that NATO countries owe America money, but he was disabused of that notion at some point since hes become president. If no one else has informed him (and they surely have), the foreign leaders within NATO have let him know in one-on-one conversations. Even Trumps own words confirm he understands, as he asked European countries to commit to spending four percent of their GDP on defense. Thats a ridiculous request but it shows that he knows what the real bone of contention is, and it isnt that NATO countries arent paying us directly.

Trump attempts to cover for his own NATO-destroying rhetoric by accusing Germany of being too friendly with and dependent on Russia, but thats ludicrous. Germany has been steadfast in defending Ukraine while the president has rhetorically ceded Crimea to Russia and called for them to be reinstated to the G7.

Its almost humorous to watch the Posts editorial board dance around the elephant in the room.

Ms. [Angela] Merkel and other European leaders probably are aware that Mr. Trumps deep skepticism toward NATO is shared by virtually no one in his own administration or Republicans in Congress; the Senate passed a resolution in support of the alliance by 97 to 2 on Tuesday. The president is also at odds with the American public. According to a 2017 survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 69 percent including 54 percent of core Trump supporters say NATO is essential to U.S. security.

Perhaps thats why, despite his outbursts, Mr. Trump did not stand in the way of NATOs adoption at the summit of new plans to defend against Russia and terrorism. But his hostile rhetoric does its own damage and it will be compounded if it is followed by an unseemly show of comity wit...

On Slogans and Self-Interest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anyone who didnt see the election of Donald Trump coming, and I include myself in this, probably has to do some kind of reckoning with their failure of imagination or analysis. I know I definitely gave the American people too much credit. They had elected Barack Obama twice, and I didnt think theyd turn around and vote for a man like Trump. I still struggle to understand how the same nation could elect both leaders in succession.

Here and there, I see hints that help explain this. I found a couple in Dave Weigels latest piece on the elections in Kansass 3rd congressional district. One of the Democratic candidates, labor lawyer Brent Welder, is backed by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the woman who just upset Rep. Joe Crowley in a Bronx/Queens Democratic primary. Hes running an aggressively progressive campaign, including a pledge to bring Medicare-for-All. He hasnt called for the abolition of ICE, but it looks like hes getting tagged with that by association.

Over the Fourth of July holiday, the problem in translating a Bronx agenda into the heartland was evident as the candidates met voters in the blistering heat. As they watched Democrats march by in Lenexas annual parade, a trio of women who lived at a nearby retirement home recalled voting for [former Rep. Dennis] Moore but worried about the ideas coming from todays Democrats. Expanding Medicare, they said, meant less coverage for them. Abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they said, would mean no immigration enforcement whatsoever.

Can you imagine if they got rid of that? asked Carol Paramore, 80. It wouldnt be safe. You wouldnt be able to sit here and watch a parade.

With all appropriate caveats that this is just the anecdotal opinion of three women, you can see how the use of shorthand slogans works or doesnt work. Medicare-for-All has some advantages over alternatives like universal health care, socialized medicine, "national health care system, or single-payer health care. Its clearer in what it means. Medicare already exists and is popular. It sounds more fair than redistributive. It doesnt evoke some unprecedented takeover of the health care system by Washington bureaucrats or have the Cold War baggage of socialism. But for someone who already has Medicare, the slogan Medicare-for-All can easily be translated as Less-Medicare-for-Me.

For many voters, that alone is enough to oppose the proposal.

The new slogan Abolish ICE is intere...

Florida and the Puerto Rican Vote "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is smart to make Puerto Rico the centerpiece of his campaign for U.S. Senate. The Sunshine State is known for its photo-finish political campaigns, and it presents a real problem for the governor that approximately 40,000 Puerto Ricans resettled there in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than that, there are now more Puerto Ricans living in Florida (1.3 million) than there are Cuban-Americans, and theyre mostly Democratic-leaning voters who are extremely pissed off about how the Trump administration has handled the natural catastrophe on their home island. If Scott doesnt show hes different from the president, he could doom his prospects for victory.

He could be screwed anyway. Puerto Ricans are full American citizens who can immediately register to vote once they establish residency in any of the fifty states.  Al Gore, who lost the state and the presidency by 537 votes could have benefitted from 40,000 angry and displaced voters bent on punishing his opponents political party.  Gov. Scott knows he cannot afford to let those votes go unchallenged.

When [Scott] announced his bid in April, he spoke alongside top Puerto Rican official Luis Rivera Marn and touted efforts to help the island after the hurricane. The governor has visited the island six times since September and announced he backs the islands bid for statehood.

This state showed up and we helped Puerto Ricans that came here because the problems that happened after Maria and we showed up in Puerto Rico, Scott said in April. Were going to continue to be the best friend in the world for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico and in the United States.

Shortly after his announcement, Scott went up with a $1 million Spanish-language TV spot. His efforts appear to have helped his standing with Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida before and after Maria, according to a recent Florida International University (FIU) poll.

Incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson cannot take these votes for granted. He very well may need to run up his margins with this voting group in order to prevail.

Unfortunately, theres another thing Senator Nelson cannot ignore. As I wrote about recently, there is new research from Harvard political scientist Ryan Enos, whose recent book The Space Between Us looks at how white communities react to an influx of non-white immigrants. His work shows that white liberal tolerance for racial integration...

How to Cover the President "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Washington Post keeps a running tally of the presidents lies although they havent been all that thorough. For example, checking every statement  of material fact he makes at a rally is something new for them.

Were doing something new: analyzing every factual claim from President Trumps campaign rally in Montana on Thursday.

According to The Fact Checkers database, the president had made 3,251 false or misleading claims at the end of May, and his average daily rate was climbing.

This side of Trump really comes alive during campaign rallies, so we wanted to do the math and find out whether the president speaks more fictions or facts in front of his crowds.

We focused only on Trumps statements of material fact at the Montana rally, avoiding trivialities and opinions. We didnt double-count statements when the president repeated himself.

According to our analysis, the truth took a beating in Montana. From a grand total of 98 factual statements we identified, 76 percent were false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.

Heres a breakdown: 45 false or mostly false statements, 25 misleading statements and four unsupported claims. We also counted 24 accurate or mostly accurate statements. False or mostly false statements alone accounted for 46 percent of all claims.

No doubt the president would respond that the fact checkers at the Washington Post are biased purveyors of fake news. But thats another lie. Its actually a relatively simple thing to check whether an ostensibly true statement has any basis in fact, whether its partially true but highly misleading, or its largely supportable by the available record and other evidence. This could be as simple as verifying which party controlled Congress in 1998 or as complicated as checking the average annual size of the trade deficit were running with the European Union. To give but one example from Trumps Montana rally, he claimed that he carried the state by forty-four points but a simple Google search will verify that he won 55.6% to 35.4%, or with a 20.2% advantage. Thats less than half the margin he claimed for himself. Theres really no need to tell a lie like that but Trump lies even when the truth would suit him better.  With him, deceit is habitual and self-aggrandizement is a compulsion.

The bigfoot corporate media takes a lot of abuse for how they cover Trump, particularly the w...

Brett Kavanaugh Must Be Opposed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If Donald Trump is able to get Brett M. Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, Paul Waldman is almost certainly correct that abortion rights will be eviscerated. This is also likely to happen if he gets his second, third or fourth choice confirmed. Only if the pro-choice majority in the Senate stands up to protect womens reproductive rights is there a chance that well get a Justice in the mold of Anthony Kennedy who will not upset forty-five years of precedent since the Roe v. Wade decision was decided.

As this reality comes closer to realization, I find myself feeling ashamed and reluctant to look the women in my life in they eye while discussing it. This catastrophe only became possible though a series of unlikely and extremely unfortunate events, starting with a stained blue dress, a bunch of hanging chads, the timing of Antonin Scalias death, the unthinkable election of Donald Trump and the colossally irresponsible decision of Kennedy to resign before the midterms. I always knew there was a risk this could happen but I also thought wed be able to see it coming from a safer distance.

Democrats made mistakes, conservatives were willing to fight dirty, and there was a lot of bad luck. Thats what got us to this place.

But maybe the most repugnant thing of all is the resignation and defeatism of people who have given up before the fight over this Supreme Court seat has even begun.  Someone will eventually be confirmed, and theyll consolidate a conservative majority on the bench, possibly for two decades or more. But that doesnt mean the new Justice has to be a fifth vote for overturning Roe or possibly even Griswold which established the principle that reproductive choice is too private a decision to be regulated by legislatures.

How people behave now will be noticed and reputations will be immortalized. A catastrophe has befallen the left that in some ways cannot be remedied, but there are still some things that hang in the balance. Womens rights is foremost among them.  This is not an issue that can be bargained away or played for maximum political advantage. Maybe we wont win but if so we must go down fighting.

The president didnt make the safest choice in picking Kavanaugh. The opposition will have plenty to work with:

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Theresa May Can't Find the Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It must be a fun day to be a Russian intelligence officer, especially if you had anything to do with helping the British decide to exit the European Union.  The Brexit vote is in heavy competition with the election of Donald Trump for the greatest Russian accomplishment in foreign policy since the successful conclusion of World War Two. It has absolutely paralyzed the United Kingdom and will probably shortly bring down the government of Theresa May after having already destroyed David Camerons coalition.

The foreign secretary Boris Johnson has resigned today. He follows Brexit Secretary David Davis, who announced his resignation yesterday, as well as his deputy Steve Baker. These men object that after two years of trying to figure out how to leave the European Union, the government is not making a strong enough separation.  They fear that Britain will get the worst of both worlds, losing all the benefits of European integration without receiving the benefits of full autonomy. Parliament, in their minds, will be asked to sign away their right to set policy on some aspects of trade and immigration, while not becoming fully free of the obligations of the European court of justice.

It is likely that Prime Minister May will face a vote of no confidence which she may well not survive. So far, the Tories are acting like this crisis is survivable but the resignation of Johnson has not yet been fully digested. The revolt is coming from the so-called Hard Brexiteers, who seem to be having difficulty coming to terms with the troubles they have wrought.  They have the legitimacy of the referendum for separation but little else to bolster their position.

And its easy to exaggerate the legitimacy of the Brexit vote in light of recent revelations:

Arron Banks, a British financier who bankrolled the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, has long bragged about his boozy six-hour lunch with the Russian ambassador eight months before the vote.

Some also wondered a...

16:34

Illegal US Airstrike Kills at Least 28 Civilians in Eastern Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Airstrike Kills at Least 28 Civilians in E. Syria Attack targeted civilians hiding in an ice factory Jason Ditz US and coalition planes in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor attacked a village along the Iraqi border which had some ISIS remnant forces within. Among the strikes was an airstrike against the local []

16:32

Rudy Giuliani touts Russian hacking indictments as good news for all Americans "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Donald Trump has yet to directly respond to the newly announced indictments of Russian intelligence officers for hacking Democrats during the 2016 election, but his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, cheered the results as good news for all Americans.

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Giuliani tweeted a statement saying that the indictments, announced by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, show that Trump should be vindicated in the election interference probe.

The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent, Giuliani said in his tweet.

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The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent.

16:30

Classic Comedy: Fresh Fields S03 2/06 A Waiting Game "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

From Wikipedia

Hester and William Fields (McKenzie and Rodgers) are a devoted middle-aged, middle-class couple living an idyllic suburban lifestyle in Barnes, London. William works as an accountant while Hester is a housewife who works part-time in local restaurant Lucys Kitchen. The titles meaning, and crux of the show, is that Hester combats empty-nest syndrome by livening up her life with new interests and hobbies, to the exasperation of her hard-working husband who just wants a quiet life. The shows opening credits, featuring silhouettes of the characters, reflect this: Hester rides an exercise bike and plays a drumkit while William relaxes in a rocking chair.

The family home has an attached granny flat in which Hesters mother Nancy (Fanny Rowe) lives following her divorce from Hesters roguish father Guy (Ballard Berkeley); he often tries to win her back. (The pair finally remarry in the last episode.) Hester and William have two children of their own: the never-seen Tom who lives in New Zealand; and Emma, who is usually only heard (voice of Debby Cummings) telephoning her parents at inconvenient times. Emmas husband Peter (Philip Bird) appears occasionally; Emma and Peter later present the Fields with their first grandchild Guy, named after his great-grandfather.

The Fields neighbour Sonia Barrett (played by Ann Beach) pops round in every episode to borrow items; these appearances would irritate William to comical effect. Sonia had the shows only catchphrase: Its only Sonia! shed carol as she rapped at the Fields back door then let herself in. Sonias husband John (John Arthur) appeared occasionally, as did Williams secretary Miss Marigold Denham (Daphne Oxenford).

Fresh Fields ended in 1986 but three years later the series resumed as French Fields, which saw William and Hester relocating to France after William accepted a job there. There were three series of 19 episodes made between 5 September 1989 and 8 October 1991, all written by John T. Chapman and Ian Davidson. Philip Bird appeared as Peter in several episodes, with Emma finally seen on-screen, now played by Sally Baxter. Ann Beach made a guest appearance as Sonia in the final episode.

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.   The post Daily roundup appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

16:28

Real Christians, as opposed to Christian Zionists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Episcopal Church Votes to Divest from Israeli Human Rights Abuses   The General Convention of the Episcopal Church, with more than 3 million members, has voted to divest from companies involved in Israels violations of Palestinian human rights. The Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network (EPF PIN) put in amazing work over many years to get to make []

16:24

US Propaganda: Time Magazine Takes Swipe at Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Time Magazines article titled, Thailands Leader Promised to Restore Democracy. Instead Hes Tightening His Grip, reflects Wall Street and Washingtons growing displeasure with the current Thai government and its seemingly successful efforts to pivot the nation away from US-backed proxies including the ousted regime of Thaksin Shinawatra and his Pheu Thai political party (PTP), and toward a more multipolar footing in Asia and internationally.

This includes stronger ties with not only Thailands other Southeast Asia neighbours, but also with China and even Russia.

China is now Thailands largest trading partner, unseating the US.

Thailand is also systematically replacing its ageing US military hardware with Chinese, Russian and European systems including Chinese tanks and submarines, Russian helicopters and European fighter jets.

There are also large infrastructure deals signed between Bangkok and Beijing extending Chinas One Belt, One Road initiative through Thailand.

Attempts by the US and its media to disrupt this pivot have been ongoing, with Times article being only a more recent example.

The Thai government, in good faith, provided Time Magazine writer Charlie Campbell an interview with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Instead of objectively portraying the prime ministers words, Campbell predictably twisted them, intentionally took them out of context, all while interjecting misinformation and lies of omission throughout the article.

The Thai Foreign Ministry denounced Times article in a statement here, refuting many of Times many mischaracterisations and outright lies.

Times Mountain of Lies   

Times article covers the military coup in 2014 and its aftermath, but suspiciously omits any of the events that actually led up to the coup.

Time dishonestly frames Thailands political crisis as follows:

For more than a decade, Thailand has...

16:21

Bolton, MEK and Trump Iran Strategy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (Peoples Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK) as a key element in its strategy to destabilize Iran preparatory to regime change.

On June 30 Trumps personal lawyer Rudolph Giuliani told the group in Paris: We are now realistically being able to see an end to the regime in Iran. Trump doesnt turn his back on freedom fighters.

On July 1, 2017 John Bolton, former State Department official and Trump supporter, addressed a large gathering of MEK supporters in Paris.

There is a viable opposition to the rule of the ayatollahs, he told the enraptured crowd, and that opposition is centered in this room todayI have said for over 10 years since coming to these events that the declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the regime in Tehran. The behavior and the objectives of the regime are not going to change. And therefore the only solution is to change the regime itself. And thats why before 2019 we here will celebrate in Tehran!

Yes, the man who has been U.S. National Security Advisor since April 9 predicted to MEK that he would celebrate with them the downfall of the Iranian regime by next year. On May 8 of this year Boltons boss withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

So its virtually official. MEK freedom fighters will be chief U.S. proxy in the coming confrontation, or rather the ongoing confrontation renewed when Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran deal, threatening all countries with sanctions if they so much as buy Iranian oil. They are comparable to the peshmerga of Syria, or the Northern Alliance warlords in Afghanistan, or the motley array of militia that overthrew Gaddafi in Libya with U.S.-NATO supportwilling accomplices in a regime-change effort directed from Washington.

Who are these people? MEK was founded in Iran in 1965 as a revolutionary anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist organization dedicated to the violent overthrow of the U.S.-backed regime of the Shah. It sought to produce a synthesis of Shiite Islam and Marxism, an inherently problematic project that has been more or less abandoned, especially as MEK has in recent years courted U.S. officials like Bolton. (A huge number of prominent U.S. officials and former officials have spoken in recent years, often for large fees, at MEK events. They include Howard Dean. Gen. Wesley Clark, Rudolph Giuliani, Porter Goss, Gen. Michael Hayden, Gen. Richard Myers, Bill Richardson, and Gen. Anthony Zinni.)

Embracing urban guerrilla warfare tactics in the 1970s, MEK targeted the regime and the U.S. military presence, conducting many attacks on U.S. personnel and gunning down Lt. Col. Louis Lee Hawkins, a U.S. Army comptroller, in 1973. Its members trained...

16:20

When fake news sparks violence: India grapples with online rumours, mob violence "IndyWatch Feed War"

India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

In just two months, 20 people have been murdered in such attacks. Officials and social media platforms have so far been powerless to stop the violence.

But who is to blame? And why is a rumour turning people to violence?

A rumour is born

An online hoax emerged more than a year ago in eastern India claiming strangers were sedating and abducting children. Six men falsely accused of snatching kids off the streets were killed by mobs in Jharkhand state, police said.

AFP/File | India is fertile ground for fake news to take hold and spread

In February this year, the rumours resurfaced nearly a thousand miles away in western India. By May, it had reached the countrys southern states, often accompanied by a grainy video purporting to show men on motorbikes stealing kids.

This falsehood spread like wildfire via WhatsApp, which boasts 200 million users in India who send a billion messages a day.

Later, a grisly video claiming to show Indian children killed by organ-harvesting gangs went viral. The macabre images were Syrian infants killed in a gas attack five years ago.

Translated into regional languages, the rumour triggered violence across India, particularly in rural areas where distrust of outsiders is entrenched and digital literacy is poor.

By early July, at least twenty people had been killed in the previous two months. Among the victims were homeless people, two picnic goers and an elderly woman handing out chocolates to children.

Police powerless

Indias police rounded up suspects and formed patrols, driving village to village to quash the rumours. In some areas, travelling musicians sung about the scourge of fake news.

Authorities in some states shut down internet access in a desperate bid to stop the hoax from spreading.

But the awareness campaigns had limited effect. In one instance, an official rumour buster was himself beaten to death.

Anger turned to WhatsApp, blamed by authorities for spreading irresponsible and explosive messages.

Seeking penance

WhatsApp said it was horrified by the violence and assured Indian authorities it was taking action.

The Facebook-owned company said it was working with Indian researchers to better understand the problem and had introduced changes which it said would reduce the spread of such messages.

But some pointed out that WhatsApp as a medium was not to blame, and urged the authorities to tackle the violence.

Mob rule

India is no stranger to mob violence, with well-documented cases...

16:20

The Lunatic is Not Welcome Here: Huge Crowds Protest Against Trump In UK "IndyWatch Feed War"

Watch Huge Crowds Protest Against Trump In UK Livestream Record People In UK Show their distaste for Donald Trump And His Pro-war policies.    

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Russia, Putin, Hillary Clinton Get Everyone A Lesson in the Need for Cybersecurity: The Russian intelligence agents behind Guccifer 2.0 "IndyWatch Feed War"

The latest Mueller indictment names the Russian intelligence agents behind the Guccifer 2.0 persona, the public face of the cyber break-in at the Democratic National Committee.

The big picture: Though the WikiLeaks email leaks got nearly all the attention, other press outlets including The Hill, The Smoking Gun and Gawker also received leaked documents from the hackers of the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Committee. Guccifer 2.0 was the persona used to leak those documents to the press including me, then a reporter at The Hill.

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Flashback:

  • Guccifer 2.0 also released a smaller amount of documents on his own WordPress blog.
  • He interacted with people over Twitter direct messages, including famously Trump confidant Roger Stone.
  • New in the indictment, he also provided documents to a U.S. congressional candidate about his opponent.
  • We knew, from the files leaked to The Hill, that Guccifer 2.0 had stolen recruitment documents when the Democrats searched for candidates to run in various elections.

Who he is: Guccifer 2.0 borrowed his name from Guccifer, a famous Romanian hacker that struck celebrities including Clinton insiders in the past. The original Guccifer was obsessed with linking victims to the Illuminati.

  • Guccifer 2.0 claimed to be from Romania and ended his first WordPress post F*ck the Illuminati and their conspiracies. He soon dropped the Illuminati schtick.
  • Guccifer 2.0s first leaks came immediately after a Washington Post story attributed the DNC hack to Russia, and most experts believe that the persona was an attempt to salvage what they could out of a blown operation.

What we know: Guccifer 2.0 always presented himself as a single apolitical hacker. It was pretty clear to most people who chatted with him that Guccifer 2.0 was...

16:09

AMLOs Approach To Ending The Cartel Wars Could Inadvertently Backfire "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Mexico is therefore in a conundrum because it must urgently deal with the cartels yet theres no perfect solution for doing so, as the existing hard policy has evidently failed while the soft one could amount to surrendering the state to their clutches.

The post AMLOs Approach To Ending The Cartel Wars Could Inadvertently Backfire appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

16:04

10 Unique Science Worksheets for Grade 4 Photos "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

geology word search job worksheets 5th &6th worksheet on renewable and nonrenewable resources google search 16 best health and safety worksheets images on pinterest symbols for circuit ponents 1 natural science worksheet scientific method poster freebie and here we go vertebrates and invertebrates second grade...

16:03

Ammonia Reverse Fuel Cells Could Sidestep the Haber-Bosch Process "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Ammoniaa renewable fuel made from sun, air, and watercould power the globe without carbon

For the past 4 years, [chemist Douglas MacFarlane] has been working on a fuel cell that can convert renewable electricity into a carbon-free fuel: ammonia. Fuel cells typically use the energy stored in chemical bonds to make electricity; MacFarlane's operates in reverse. In his third-floor laboratory, he shows off one of the devices, about the size of a hockey puck and clad in stainless steel. Two plastic tubes on its backside feed it nitrogen gas and water, and a power cord supplies electricity. Through a third tube on its front, it silently exhales gaseous ammonia, all without the heat, pressure, and carbon emissions normally needed to make the chemical. "This is breathing nitrogen in and breathing ammonia out," MacFarlane says, beaming like a proud father.

Companies around the world already produce $60 billion worth of ammonia every year, primarily as fertilizer, and MacFarlane's gizmo may allow them to make it more efficiently and cleanly. But he has ambitions to do much more than help farmers. By converting renewable electricity into an energy-rich gas that can easily be cooled and squeezed into a liquid fuel, MacFarlane's fuel cell effectively bottles sunshine and wind, turning them into a commodity that can be shipped anywhere in the world and converted back into electricity or hydrogen gas to power fuel cell vehicles. The gas bubbling out of the fuel cell is colorless, but environmentally, MacFarlane says, ammonia is as green as can be. "Liquid ammonia is liquid energy," he says. "It's the sustainable technology we need."

Read more of this story at SoylentNews.

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Fake News Goes Global as Trump, in Britain, Rips the Press "IndyWatch Feed War"

He shouted down a question from CNN, calling the network fake news. He knocked NBC News for such dishonest reporting. He falsely accused the London tabloid The Sun of cherry-picking quotes from an interview and complained about a photograph in The New York Times that, he said, made it look like he had a double chin.

President Trump was in Britain on diplomatic business. But on Friday, he often appeared focused on a topic that comes more naturally to the showman president: the news media.

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US President Donald Trump with British Prime Minister Theresa May, July 13, 2018

Nonstop denigration of journalists has become an indelible part of the Trump presidency, so routine that it threatens to recede into the background noise of this chaotic administration, a low hum lost in the racket.

But in taking his act on the road, Mr. Trump gave a fresh audience a front-row seat to his treatment of the press. The spectacle of a president bashing his nations news organizations on foreign soil in scenes broadcast live around the world was a reminder of how Mr. Trumps conduct with journalists can still shock.

By  Michael M. Grynbaum
The New York Times

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The Associated Press

President Donald Trump found time to attack CNN, NBC and the British tabloid The Sun, and offer fashion advice to a fourth news organization, while talking to reporters Friday with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The leaders faced sharp questions at a news conference following their talks, which came between a reportedly contentious meeting of NATO representatives and Trumps upcoming summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Frequent Trump foil Jim Acosta of CNN tried to ask a question at one point and was rebuffed by the president.

CNN is fake news, Trump said. I dont take questions from CNN.

Lets go to a real network, Trump said, pointing to John Roberts of Fox News Channel. Roberts asked if...

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4 things to know about Bastille Day and why it still matters for French democracy "IndyWatch Feed World"

Storming the Bastille on July 14, 1789, became the flashpoint for the French revolution.

Dont be alarmed today if you see a red-white-and-blue-clad mime cheering for Les Bleus. It doesnt mean youve missed the World Cup Final, but instead have stumbled into a Bastille Day celebration.

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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.

15:57

Witness Will Identify Two Seth Rich Killers, 2311b "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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15:56

Unmasking Antifa Fact Sheet So Off Base Even Dates Are Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The post Unmasking Antifa Fact Sheet So Off Base Even Dates Are Wrong appeared first on It's Going Down.

Today Its Going Down was able to get a copy of a fact sheet which the office of Republican Rep. of New York, Dan Donovan, has been distributing to media as he promotes his Unmasking Antifa bill.

The bill, along with several others like it, all seek to further criminalize already existing laws against illegal acts, and is aimed at attacking a broad range of autonomous social movements from Black Lives Matter, to pipeline protesters, to antiracist activists.

In Donovans bill, he is seeking to further criminalize illegal acts undertaken while a person is wearing a mask. Similar anti-mask bills across the US have already been put forward and passed, (and 18 states already have mask laws), and numerous other bills are likewise designed to make it legal to run over protesters in the street, increase fines and charges against those who block roadways such as at Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and reclassify anti-pipeline demonstrators as domestic terrorists.

Members of the Golden State Skinheads/Traditionalist Worker Party wear masks as they stab multiple counter protesters. According to Don Donavon, the antifascists who they are stabbing should be put in prison for 15 years.

With Donovans bill however, another outcome will be a continued signal to the far-Right and Alt-Right, that the Trump administration has their back, that it turns the other way in the face of acts of far-Right violence, and that it will mobilize the State to attack anyone that would stand up to them. This of course is coupled with the reality that like never before, the far-Right is engaging in acts of murder and terror against the public. To politicians like Donovan...

15:54

Police Kill Two Suspected Cultists In Warri, Arrest Ten In Urhobo Community "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Delta State Police Anti-Cultism Team on Thursday killed two suspected cultists in Odion road in Warri after a gun battle.
According to Delta State Police spokesman, DSP Andrew Aniamaka the Police Anti-Crime Patrol team engaged the cultists, and two members of the group fell to the superior gun battle of the police.

He said that the police recovered three AK47 rifles, and several stolen handsets from the cultists, while two others who sustained serious injuries escaped with the wounds.
In another development, the anti-cultist police team arrested ten suspected cultist including a lady in Edjophe community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of the State.
DSP Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the news said the suspects were arrested in the early hours of Friday while carrying out initiation of new members inside the community forest, adding that: the Anti-cultism Team acted on intelligence gathering, and they moved into the forest where they arrested the ten suspects.
Aniamaka said the police recovered battle axes, live goats meant for the initiation, operational motorcycles, chairs and tables inside the forest, adding that the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation.
It was gathered that Edjophe community had been a beehive of cult activities in the recent times as most youths are alleged to be either members of Vikings or Eiye confraternities. With palpable tension of cult war threatening the relative peace in the commu...

15:48

Chinas Confucius Institutes: Normal Exercise of Academic Freedom or Something More Devious? "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A new documentary paints the image of a non-profit organisation using the guise of education to subvert academic freedom worldwide; others see it as a benign introduction to the Middle Kingdoms culture, from Chinese food to tai chi

BY ALEX LO

Protesters rally against the Confucius Institute in Toronto, as depicted in the documentary film In the Name of Confucius. Photo: Doris LiuProtesters rally against the Confucius Institute in Toronto, as depicted in the documentary film In the Name of Confucius. Photo: Doris Liu
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Mandarin in Africa: a lesson at the Confucius Institute at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal.
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How Israel helped to revive Europes Ugly Ethnic Nationalism "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Polarisation within western societies on issues relating to migration and human rights has been intensifying over recent weeks and months. To many observers, it looks suspiciously as if an international order in place since the end of the second world war one that emphasised universal rights as a way to prevent dehumanisation and conflict is rapidly unravelling in Europe and the United States.

In the past few weeks in Donald Trumps America, it has emerged that thousands of migrant children have been snatched from their parents while trying to enter at the southern border, with some held in cages; the US Supreme Court has upheld the right of border officials to bar entry to Muslims from proscribed countries; and the Trump administration has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council, a key institution for monitoring human rights violations.

Meanwhile, far-right parties across Europe have ridden to electoral success on the back of mounting fears at a wave of migrants displaced from North Africa and the Middle East by wars and famines. Joining the trenchant anti-immigration stances of governments in Hungary and Poland, Italys interior minister Matteo Salvini has turned away boatloads of migrants from his countrys ports. He called last month for the European Union to defend its border and deny access to human rights groups, while also threatening to cut his countrys budget to Europe unless action was taken against migrants. Salvini is among the Italian politicians demanding the expulsion of the Roma minority.

Other European governments led by Germany, fearful of internal political instability that might undermine their continuing rule, called a hasty summit to consider options for dealing with the migrant crisis.

And casting a long shadow over the proceedings is Britains efforts to negotiate its exit from the EU, a blow that might eventually lead to the whole edifice of the European project crumbling.

Two ideas of citizenship

These are not random events. They are part of a quickening trend, and one that signals how an international order built up over the past 70 years and represented by pan-national institutions like the United Nations and the EU is grad...

15:46

Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUITO, ECUADOR Ecuadors passionate re-embrace of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers one of the clearest and most dramatic signs that the countrys leadership is dead-set on shedding any vestiges of the post-neoliberal era it was said to have entered a decade ago during former President Rafael Correas Citizens Revolution.

The warmth displayed by authorities over the past month to visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and a team from the IMF, respectively, further proves that Ecuador is melting back into the arms of international financial interests. Yet, despite authorities almost apologetic attitude toward foreign capital over the spats and breakups of the past, the people of Ecuador appear destined to suffer further abuse at the hands of the domestic and transnational capitalist interests that inflicted such grievous harm on it in the past.

Pences visit to the Andean nation last month to meet with President Lenin Moreno offered one such occasion for the groveling attitude the once-proud government of Ecuador has adopted toward the U.S. and IMF. It comes amid the rolling reversal of fortunes faced by the wave of left-nationalist social democratic governments that rose in response to the devastation wrought by U.S.-dictated neoliberalism.

On June 29, Economy and Finance Minister Richard Martinez told reporters at the Carondelet Presidential Palace in Quito, that the country requires U.S. backing to obtain new loans from international institutions amounting to nearly $4 billion.

We communicated to the vice president the need for support to permit multilateral organizations to generate sources of financing with favorable conditions for Ecuador, said Martinez.

Days prior, the Ecuadorian presidency received approval from the National Assembly to move forward with the Law on Productive Development, which critics blasted as a threat to the countrys social services and welfare programs. The law will require that the government approves only budgets that result in revenue i.e., taxes outweighing expenditures on such vital state functions as public education, health care, national defense and public security.

According to Valerie Carmel, a writer for teleSUR English:

The same law includes tax reductions and exemptions for foreign investors for up to 15 years, as well as exemptions for...

15:42

First global maps of Pluto and Charon show the worlds highs and lows "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New charts of Pluto and its moon Charon, compiled using New Horizons data, reveal high peaks, deep depressions and strange ridges.

15:42

Method of making oxygen from water in zero gravity raises hope for long-distance space travel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the new study, the researchers dropped the full experimental set up for photocatalysis down a 120m drop tower, creating an environment similar to microgravity. As objects accelerate towards Earth in free fall, the effect of gravity diminishes as forces exerted by gravity are cancelled out by equal and opposite forces due to the acceleration. This is opposite to the G forces experienced by astronauts and fighter pilots as they accelerate in their aircraft.

The researchers managed to show that it is indeed possible to split water in this environment. However, as water is split to create gas, bubbles form. Getting rid of bubbles from the catalyst material once formed is important bubbles hinder the process of creating gas. On Earth, gravity makes the bubbles automatically float to the surface (the water near the surface is denser than the bubbles, which makes them buyonant) freeing the space on the catalyst for the next bubble to be produced.

In zero gravity this is not possible and the bubble will remain on or near the catalyst. However, the scientists adjusted the shape of nanoscale features in the catalyst by creating pyramid-shaped zones where the bubble could easily disengage from the tip and float off into the medium.

15:38

10 Signs Your Soulmate Is About To Enter Your Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world of dating and relationships can be a messy, challenging and frustrating experience, as you experience intense emotions, connections, and broken hearts along the way. So why do we continue to put ourselves through it all?

With two-thirds of Americans believing in the idea of soulmates and that partner you are destined to find, we hold onto the hope that the next relationship will be the one.

I have both good news and bad news for you. Lets start with the bad There is no way to avoid the pain and heartbreak that you will encounter along the way. Anytime that you open your heart up, you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position where you could be hurt. Despite the pain, you need to keep taking this step if you are going to find the partner of your dreams. The old saying goes that you are going to have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince Charming.

So, whats the good news? There are signs in your own life that your soulmate is just around the corner. Sure, these arent neon signs flashing in front of your face, making it glaringly obvious. As your soulmates energy begins to find its way into your life, however, it will begin to trigger subtle changes and shifts in thinking.

Pay attention to these 10 signs that you will be meeting your soulmate in the near future:

#1 Clarity Regarding Your Purpose in Life

There is a true happiness and joy that can only be found in discovering your destined path in life, finding the one thing that you are truly passionate about and pursuing it. If you suddenly feel like the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place revealing your life path, then you may be experiencing the positive influence of your future soulmate on your life.

#2 Improved Energy

When your soulmate is getting near you may suddenly notice an improvement in your energy levels. This may manifest as improved happiness, feeling antsy, an inability to sit still or an increase of positivity in your life. This is your spiritual self responding to the proximity of your soulmate, excited for what is yet to come.

#3 Noticing Love All Around You

This is a matter of perspective. Love exists all around us, but when we close our hearts and minds off we overlook it. When your soulmate is near you will find yourself opening up to its existence. You begin to focus on the positive, noticing the people walking down the street hand in hand, love songs playing on the radio, and first dates at your favorite coffee shop.

#4 Romantic Dreams

These arent just vague dreams or recollections of dates gone past. If you go to bed and find yourself enjoying...

15:37

The Hoax of the Twentieth Century "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Monika Schaefer: The six-million lie is pernicious because it is the foundational lie for the rogue state of Israel, and it is also the foundational lie for how the occupied state of Germany is currently structured."

15:35

Sacrilege: Uvwie Chief Commits Suicide Over Alleged N450, 000 Debt "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Delta CP Mustapha


LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-A 58-year-old grandfather, Chief Ovie Umukoro, in Ugborikoko Estate, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State allegedly committed suicide on Thursday night in the area over his inability to pay a N450,000 debt.
It was gathered that Ovie was indebted to his friend, one Chief Obukoyho, N450, 000, being proceeds of the contract they both executed, but allegedly spent the money on pool betting.
Sources said his friend had threatened to expose him before the Council of Chief in the community, a situation that may have earned him indefinite suspension and disgrace, especially as it was a taboo for a well-known chiefs to be involved in pool betting.
But his wife, Mrs. Umukoro, who spoke to newsmen, dismissed the debt allegation as untrue, saying that the husband committed suicide for inexplicable reasons.
She stated that on the fateful night of Thursday, she woke up at about 1:20pm and found the husbands body lying down dead, a situation that made her raise an alarm that attracted neighbours to the scene including the police.
But DSP Andrew Aniamaka, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed that the police found some drugs by the side of...

15:30

How Meditation Helped To Save The Lives Of The 12 Thai Boys "IndyWatch Feed World"

Chances are youve been hearing a lot about those 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a cave for a full 17 days. This whole ordeal made headlines the whole time rescue efforts were underway and even now is still blowing everyone away.

Before we get into this I would like to say that thankfully these 12 boys were rescued successfully thanks to everyone who was putting forth an effort to get them out. Before they were found they had to, according to BBC, survive for nine whole days in the darkness unaware that they were being searched for at all. Could you imagine how terrified they must have been throughout this whole ordeal?

The terror alone is more than enough to drive anyone over the edge and yet all of these boys were able to keep themselves collected enough to survive. How did they manage for so long? Well, to begin with they did have some snacks on hand, not a lot, but what they did have helped tremendously while they were trapped. These boys were exploring the cave as a celebration for one of their birthdays and accompanying them was their coach.

Their coachs name is Ekapol Chantawong (nicknamed Ake) and he refused to eat any of the food that they had so that the boys would have more for themselves. When they were found he was without a doubt the weakest. The boys were drinking water drippings from the cave walls and their mental strength was one of the most crucial things for them during this whole situation. Ake taught these boys something amazing during their time trapped within this cave.

Ake was a former Buddhist monk and truly was in the right place at the right time, he was able to teach these boys meditation to keep them where they needed to be mentally and reduce their stress. Ake taught them how to meditate in order to use less oxygen and relax as best as they could during their time trapped.

Without meditation, these boys would have panicked and might not have come out in as good of condition as they did. Instead of crying and freaking out these boys were sitting and waiting, they were calm and understanding. According to BusinessToday, footage captured of the Navy SEAL unit that met up with them actually shows them while weak cutting up and laughing along to jokes made by their rescuers as they were being saved. Their spirits were where they needed to be and their coach truly made a huge difference.

Our minds are far more powerful than we tend to realize. If we can calm ourselves down in situations like this we can figure things out a lot better. This is without a doubt something that we all need to remember. For more information on the cave rescue itself please feel free to check out the video below.

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15:30

When the heck did that happen? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post When the heck did that happen? appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:29

"And Yet..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise;
for goodness, and we are not good; 
for overcoming evil, and evil remains; 
for patience and sympathy and love, 
and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish.
We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it."
- T. T. Munger

15:26

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Guinea Capital Paralysed by Fuel Price Strike

2018-07-10 15:42

The Guinean capital of Conakry was paralysed on Monday as a 25% hike in oil prices fuelled a general strike marked by clashes.

A taxi was set alight by young protesters who threw rocks at police in Kissosso, a southern suburb, AFP correspondents said. Riot police responded with teargas.

Buses and shared taxis in the seaside capital stayed parked as young people blocked some of the main roads.

"Even if public transport was working, no one would dare go out in this half-peace, half-war atmosphere," a senior civil servant told AFP. "The government needs to assume its responsibilities."

Rights groups regularly hit out at the large number of casualties during political and social protests in Guinea.

"Rising global oil prices have led to higher costs for importer countries," Diakaria Koulibaly, the minister of hydrocarbons, told AFP.

Keeping oil prices at $0.88 per litre "has forced the government to provide ever-higher subsidies as it has partly renounced levies and taxes since October 2017 - around $82m," he said.

15:26

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Legbut and David will be cancelling their subscriptions to The Times of London. 

In an opinion piece, self described Liberal Matthew Parris analyses the verbal meanderings of American president Donald Trump and, you know what?   He reckons Trump is a hell of a lot more smarter and more honest than his vocal detractors from the lunatic left and stuck up right.

The nub of the argument is that the detractors don't like the way the President does and says things  but so far, they are unable to identify anything that has gone badly wrong.   The fact is, they don't understand his way of getting things done or his feel for the things that need to be done.

The piece is behind a paywall, as it is at The Australian.

Some extracts to send a shiver down Legbut's leg:-

Kissing Theresa May better after roughing her up was neither contrition nor revision. Donald Trump plays soft cop to his own hard cop. It was that first stomach-punch that was indicative. The president was right first time about a US-UK trade deal and he knows it.......


........Donald Trump doesnt care to think too much before he speaks and has a habit of saying what he thinks. And the trouble with us, not him, is that what he thinks is what plenty of more genteel and considered folk do actually think, but dont like to say.
Hes right, isnt he, about the dangers of European reliance on Russian gas? Its all very well to murmur that if Germany needs to buy, Russia needs to sell but look at the way western reliance on Middle Eastern oil has skewed world politics for half a century. 
...

15:22

Can We Measure Our Own Galaxy Speeding Through Space? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Youre probably sitting still, right? Wrong, absolutely wrong. Not only are you on a spinning orb, but youre also traveling around 70,000 miles per hour around a star, in a galaxy that, observations imply, is sailing through space at over a million miles per hour.

If the above numbers seem shocking, they shouldnt be. The laws of physics look and feel the same for any object so long as its not accelerating, the way you cant feel that a car is traveling at a steady 60 miles per hour unless you look out the window. But that also makes our galactic speed hard to measure from here on Earth. The million-plus mile per hour number is based on measurements of how the most distant objects in the Universe appear to move in comparison to us, but scientists want to try to measure our acceleration by looking at more nearby objects.

15:10

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cameroon Minister Ambushed in Anglophone Region, 'Assailants Killed'

Africa News

A convoy transporting Cameroonian Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo was ambushed in the countrys restive Anglophone region, leaving several attackers dead, state radio said Friday.

Four soldiers and a reporter were also injured in Thursdays attack, other sources said, while the journalist said the convoy was ambushed again just a short time later.

News of the brazen assault came as the countrys 85-year-old president Paul Biya, who has ordered a crackdown in the troubled region, declared Friday he would bid for a seventh consecutive term in office.

Journalist describes attack

Journalist Gregoire Djarmaila, who writes for the state daily the Cameroon Tribune and was injured by flying glass, said the attack occurred as Beti Assomo was heading for a visit to a military position seven kilometres (about four miles) from the town of Kumba.

The convoy comprised about 30 vehicles, including an armour-plated vehicle that was carrying the minister and six generals, he said.

It encountered a roadblock about halfway along the route, and our vehicles were riddled by gunfire, coming from houses that been abandoned because of the war, Djarmaila said.

The military escort returned fire, enabling the convoy to reach the military post.

But no sooner had we left the post than we were attacked again. This time, they looked more numerous and determined (they fired) on all the vehicles in the convoy.

Djarmaila said that our good luck was that they were using home-made hunting guns rather than military weapons, adding that he experienced 40 minutes of hell.

Anglophone crisis

The ambush occurred in the heartland of an armed campaign to gain independence for the Northwest and Southwest Regions, a predominantly English-speaking part of the French-speaking West African state.

Years of resentment at perceived discrimination at the hands of the francophone majority fuelled demands in 2016 for a return to the countrys federal structure.

Biya took a hard line, ruling out any concessions.

As the situation polarised, anglophone militants last October 1 made a symbolic declaration of independence.

They named Buea, the...

15:09

12 Russian Intel Officers charged of hacking into U.S. Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The week closes with the indictment for twelve Russian intelligence officers by a US grand jury. The charges were formulated just three days before President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Vladimir Putin.

The special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted on February 13 Russians for a massive operation aimed to influence the 2016 Presidential election, now charged 12 Russian intelligence officers working under the GRU of carrying out large-scale cyber operations to steal Democratic Party documents and emails.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment at a press conference in Washington.

theres no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. said Rosenstein. the conspirators corresponded with several Americans during the course of the conspiracy through the internet.

However, theres no allegation in this indictment that the Americans knew they were corresponding with Russian intelligence officers,

During the news conference, the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein described the technical details of the operations conducted by the units of Russias GRU intelligence agency. The cyberspies stole emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clintons campaign, then leaked them in ways meant to influence the perception of Americans about the Presidential election.

Rosenstein reported a second operation in which the officers targeted the election infrastructure and local election officials. The Russian intelligence set up servers in the U.S. and Malaysia under fake names to run their operations, the agents used payment with cryptocurrency that had been mined under their direction.

The fine details of Russian intelligence operations the names of officers, the buildings where they worked and the computers they used to run phishing operations and make payments suggest that prosecutors had an inside view aided by their own or another governments intelligence apparatus. reads an article published by Bloomberg.

Rosenstein also remarked that theres no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.

Rosenstein also announced that Trump was informed about the indictment before the announcement and that the timing was determined by the facts, the evidence, and the law.

The Deputy Attorney...

15:05

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Swiss Authorities Unblock Some Funds Seized in Angolan Probe

Africa News

Swiss authorities have released around $60 million of funds seized in an investigation into the suspected laundering of money diverted from Angolas sovereign wealth fund and its central bank, federal prosecutors said on Friday.

Switzerlands Office of the Attorney General (OAG) opened criminal proceedings in April in response to reports that assets held by the National Bank of Angola and the Fondo Soberano de Angola, the sovereign wealth fund, had been misappropriated.

Prosecutors had said in May that authorities had raided several locations in Switzerland.

In these proceedings, which are still ongoing, the OAG initially froze around $210 million of assets. The OAG has already unfrozen $60 million held by the Angolan sovereign wealth fund. The funds were unfrozen because their use by unauthorised third parties could be ruled out.

In these proceedings, which are still ongoing, the OAG initially froze around $210 million of assets. The OAG has already unfrozen $60 million held by the Angolan sovereign wealth fund. The funds were unfrozen because their use by unauthorised third parties could be ruled out, the agency said after the attorneys general of both countries met in Bern on Thursday to discuss cooperation.

Angolas $5 billion sovereign wealth fund has been embroiled in a dispute with its former boss, the ex-presidents son Jose Filomeno dos Santos, and the Swiss-based asset manager contracted to invest money for the fund, Quantum Global.

The fund, which has taken its fight to British courts, has accused Quantum Global of mismanagement and sought a global freeze on its assets as well as an order for banks to reveal information on any accounts held in its name or on its behalf.

Quantum Global, which is led by Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, a long-term business partner of Jose Filomeno dos Santos, denies wrongdoing and has denounced what it calls intimidating tactics, saying the money it has under management is properly accounted for, and that the fund has violated its long-term contractual obligations.

REUTERS

15:05

Credo "IndyWatch Feed World"

Credo
by Erich Fromm

I believe that man is the product of natural evolution; that he is part of nature and yet transcends it, being endowed with reason and self-awareness. I believe that mans essence is ascertainable. However, this essence is not a substance which characterizes man at all times through history. The essence of man consists in the above-mentioned contradiction inherent in his existence, and this contradiction forces him to react in order to find a solution. Man cannot remain neutral and passive toward this existential dichotomy. By the very fact of his being human, he is asked a question by life: how to overcome the split between himself and the world outside of him in order to arrive at the experience of unity and oneness with his fellow man and with nature. Man has to answer this question every moment of his life. Not only - or even primarily - with thoughts and words, but by his mode of being and acting.

I believe that there are a number of limited and ascertainable answers to this question of existence (the history of religion and philosophy is a catalogue of these answers); yet there are basically only two categories of answers. In one, man attempts to find again harmony with nature by regression to a prehuman form of existence, eliminating his specifically human qualities of reason and love. In the other, his goal is the full development of his human powers until he reaches a new harmony with his fellow man and with nature.

I believe that the first answer is bound to...

15:01

Gold-Stock Summer Lows "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold-Stock Summer Lows by Adam Hamilton GoldSeek The gold miners stocks have been drifting sideways to lower like usual in their summer doldrums.  They are likely near their major seasonal lows ahead of a strong autumn rally, a great...

The post Gold-Stock Summer Lows appeared first on The Daily Coin.

15:00

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

AFRIFORUM WEIGHS IN ON DUDUZANE ZUMAS COURT APPEARANCE

Duduzane Zuma is accused of negligently causing the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba in a 2014 car crash.

Duduzane Zuma appears in the Randburg Magistrates Court on 12 July 2018. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

Barry Bateman
Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Lobby group AfriForum says Duduzane Zumas appearance in court on Thursday is a victory for the principle for equality before the law.

Zumas culpable homicide case was postponed until August to allow the State time to disclose the case docket to the defence team.

Zuma is accused of negligently causing the deaths of Phumzile Dube and Nanki Mashaba in a 2014 car crash.

AfriForums Kallie Kriel says their decision to initiate a private prosecution against Zuma is also a victory for Dubes family.

The lobby group took up the case on behalf of Dubes family and led to the National Prosecuting Authority reviewing its decision not to prosecute Zuma.

Kriel was threatened and shouted outside the court by several Black First Land First members.

The police eventually stepped in and escorted him off the premises.

Its also emerged that the former President Jacob Zuma was at court to support his son but arrived after proceedings had already been postponed.

15:00

Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Three "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The anti-free speech activist organisation Auckland peace action has called for the Free speech coalition to be renamed the Hate speech coalition. They have accused the Free speech coalition of being about hate because it supports free speech for everyone (not just those who have the same views and opinions.) In contrast, the Auckland peace action [] The post Auckland peace action needs a new logo: Three appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Whaleoil world news quiz "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The post Whaleoil world news quiz appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

15:00

Explore Low-Energy Bluetooth by Gaming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The core of the project is of course the TI Launchpad with the BLE package, which uses a 32-bit ARM microcontroller running at 48 MHz. For this project, [Markel] also uses an Educational BoosterPack MKII, another TI device which resembles an NES controller. To get everything set up, though, he does have to do some hardware modifications to get everything to work properly but in the end he has a functioning wireless video game controller that can run for an incredibly long time on just four AA batteries.

If youre building a retro gaming console, this isnt too bad a product to get your system off the ground using modern technology disguised as an 8-bit-era controller. If you need some inspiration beyond the design of the controller, though, we have lots of examples to explore.

14:59

A forgotten woman genius "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Anthony Dreaver says that We dont often have the chance to hear the music of an almost forgotten genius. The []

14:55

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

HANDS OFF DUDUZANE ZUMA

Phumzile Dube was killed instantly when Zumas Porsche hit the taxi she was travelling in four years ago.

FILE: Duduzane Zuma leaves the Randburg Magistrates Court where he appeared on two charges of culpable homicide. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

Masego Rahlaga
Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Relatives of a woman who was killed in a car crash involving Duduzane Zuma have reacted to the Black First Land Firsts (BLF) support of ex-president Jacob Zuma's son, saying they cant believe how their feelings are being disregarded.

Phumzile Dube was killed instantly when Zumas Porsche hit the taxi she was travelling in, in Sandton, four years ago.

Another commuter, Nanki Mashaba, died in hospital a few weeks later.

Zuma appeared briefly in the Randburg Magistrates Court on Thursday, where the culpable homicide case against him was postponed to August.

A relative of Dube, whos asked not to be named, says he was shocked to see the BLF outside the Randburg Magistrates Court chanting hands off Duduzane Zuma.

He wonders how members of the movement would have felt and reacted if one of their loved ones had died.

The man says Zuma was reckless and negligent and must pay for the deaths of Dube and Mashaba.

I dont understand what they wanted to see happen because the whole country knows this person committed a crime. Theyre only thinking for themselves.

He says he is glad he was not in court on Thursday because the BLFs demonstration would have dulled the positive spirit hes felt since AfriForum took on the case.

14:54

Amori, Orogun, Ivwurie, Others Console With Ibori Over Brothers Death "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chef William Ibori


LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Political Adviser to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ighoyota Amori, Chief Economic Adviser to the governor of Delta State, Barrister George Orogun, DTHA Chairman on Works and member representing Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Evance Ivwurie, have expressed shock over the demise of Chief William Ibori.
The trio in their separate messages of condolence, described the deceased as a foremost Urhobo leader who during his lifetime gave required support to his younger brother and former executive governor of Delta State, His Excellency Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
Senator Amori in his condolence message to the Ibori family of Oghara Kingdom in Ethiope West Local Government Area, said, the late elder statesman was a role model to thousands of people and shall be remembered for his kindness, goodwill and selfless service to humanity and the good people of Oghara in Delta State.
I am shocked and pained by the exit of my dear friend and brother, Chief William Ibori. We have come a long way, building political structures together; working consistently towards the socioeconomic and political development of Ethiope West in particular and Delta State in general.
He made numerous contributio...

14:51

"The Chess-Board Is The World..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance." 
- Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist

14:43

The Mountain Valley Pipeline FERC Approval And Pollution: Is This Why Goodlattes Protecting Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte, and his wife, have as much as a million dollars ($500,000-$1,000,000) invested in Roanoke Gas Company (RGC), which owns part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Is this why hes protecting Trump? Because Trump is gutting the US EPA and the few protections which exist(ed)? And, protecting their profits-right to pollute? Plus, Trumps FERC picks approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Since mid-April, the pipeline construction project has already had over 150 water violations: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/over-150-water-quality-violations-by-mountain-valley-pipeline-mvp-revealed-by-new-map-project/
The US EPA had harsh criticism of the Mountain Valley project in 2016 (before Trump-Pruitt): https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/us-epa-2016-criticisms-of-mountain-valley-pipeline-is-goodlatte-protecting-trump-because-the-epa-could-cut-into-his-pipeline-profits/
...

14:42

President Donald Trump assigned a task force to investigate cryptocurrency fraud "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cryptocurrency fraud and other kinds of cyber-fraud, too.


President Donald Trump has assigned an official task force to investigate the pervasive fraud within the cryptocurrency industry.

On Thursday, the president signed an executive order for a new task force within the Department of Justice with a mandate to investigate and prosecute crimes of fraud committed against the U.S. Government or the American people, recover the proceeds of such crimes, and ensure just and effective punishment of those who perpetrate crimes of fraud.

Among the task forces members are FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Representatives from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will also be called upon for guidance.

14:41

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

VBS BANK DEPOSITORS TO HAVE ACCESS TO MONEY FROM TODAY

The South African Reserve Bank announced this week that one of its main priorities was to protect depositors and, therefore, it has implemented this mechanism.

Nedbank. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN
Gia Nicolaides
Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG Thousands of VBS Mutual Bank depositors will have access to their funds from today through Nedbank, which is facilitating the repayment of up to R100,000 per depositor.

The South African Reserve Bank announced this week that one of its main priorities was to protect depositors and, therefore, it has implemented this mechanism.

This after VBS Bank was placed under curatorship amid allegations of financial mismanagement and fraud. Retail depositors have been urged not to all rush to the bank today as their funds are secure.

Banking expert Richard Ketley says Nedbank has the ability to cope with these additional accounts.

Its not an enormous amount of money from the perspective of the big South African banks. However, as you know, most of us dont go into a branch very often. What would put pressure on the banks in terms of queues is if everyone immediately shows up at Nedbank and tries to withdraw the money.

Depositors need to open an account at Nedbank and the money will then be loaded with a balance equivalent to the amount of the guaranteed deposit at VBS Bank.

Only up to R100,000 can be accessed and larger businesses and municipalities will not have access at this stage.

Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said this week they have never indicated that VBS Bank will close but its unclear if the bank will make it.

When we put this bank under curatorship, we were fairly confident that it would make it through and we said were less confident now.

This is because in the opinion of the curator, the 2017 financial statements did not present an accurate account of the bank's financial position and they are, therefore, being restated.

The investigation into possible fraud and malfeasance at the bank is still ongoing but steps have been taken in the meantime to recover money owed to the bank and is expected to be completed by the end of August.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

14:41

Okowa Commissions Roads In Uvwie, Udu, Orders Contractor Back To Work In Jakpa Primary School "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered the contractor handling projects at Jakpa Primary School, Jakpa, Uvwie local government area to return to site within two weeks or have his contract terminated.
The governor gave the order today (13/07/18) at the commissioning of Ugbmro road between the DSC expressway and Federal University of Petroleum Resources junction, in Uvwie local government area. He had earlier, commissioned the reconstructed Ekete Main Road, off DSC expressway, Ekete in Udu local government area of the state.
According to the governor, if the contractor does not return to site within the next two weeks that contract should be terminated.
Governor Okowa stated that projects being executed by his administration were well thought-out to benefit the people and contractors, no matter how highly placed, cannot disturb the level of progress made by his administration in executing people-oriented projects.
He commended the people of Uvwie and Udu local government areas for their peaceful dispositions which had made the delivery of projects in the area possible.
We only say those things we know we will do, these projects are in line with the promises we made, I thank you for the large turn out of people for these exercise, it shows that you love the projects, our contractors have been given the enabling environment to perfor...

14:41

Rosenstein target of impeachment filing being prepared by House conservatives - report "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rosenstein target of impeachment filing being prepared by House conservatives - report | 13 July 2018 | Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is the target of an impeachment effort being undertaken by conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a report. U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, both members of the House Freedom Caucus, are said to be leading the effort and could submit an impeachment filing in the next few days, Politico reported Friday. Rosenstein has been clashing with some House Republicans for months over requests for Department of Justice documents, the Washington Examiner reported.

14:40

What Ive been reading and browsing "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. Gal Faye, Small Country.  Short, readable, and emotionally complex, one of my favorite novels so far this year.  Think Burundi, spillover from genocide, descent into madness, and the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history.  Toss in a bit of romance as well.

2. David Edgerton, The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth Century History.  Im only on p.34, but this one is spectacular and I expect to read it closely all the way through.  Youll probably hear about it more in future blog posts.  He takes on many myths about British postwar decline, for instance, arguing that British business actually did pretty well in the 1950s and 60s.  Right now it is out only in the UK, but the above link still will get you a copy.  Here is a good Colin Kidd review in New Statesman: Every so often a book comes along that the entire political class needs to read.

3. Karl Ove Knausgaard, Inadvertent (Why I Write).  92 short pp. on how he thinks about writing, consistently high in quality, the contrast between Kundera and Hamsun was my favorite part.

Laurence M. Ball, The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster is a very serious and useful book.  The Fed could have saved Lehman Brothers and didnt, partly because of political pressures, and partly because they underestimated the damage it would cause to the economy.  Ball documents what I have supposed from the time of the event.

Cass R. Sunstein, The Cost-Benefit Revolution.  Not since the 1970s has cost-benefit analysis been...

14:36

US EPA 2016 Criticisms Of Mountain Valley Pipeline Is Goodlatte Protecting Trump Because The EPA Could Cut Into His Pipeline Profits? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The head of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Goodlatte, and his wife, have between half a million and a million dollars invested in a company (RGC) which owns part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Is this why hes protecting Trump? Because Trump is gutting the EPA and the few protections which exist(ed)? And, protecting their profits-right to pollute? Plus, Trumps FERC picks approved the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

From the US EPAs criticisms of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, as submitted to FERC. The entire document is 36 pages long and found here: https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/File_list.asp?document_id=14523499
...

14:36

Alida Draudt, coauthor of What the Foresight: Your personal futures explored. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Alida Draudt, coauthor of "What the Foresight: Your personal futures explored. Defy the expected and define the preferred", joins our Futurists Board.

14:35

The Australian Governments frenzied plan for a nuclear sacrifice zone in Kimba or Hawker, South Australia- theme for July 18 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Resources Minister Matt Canavan announced that on 20 August, there will be  a ballot to gauge community support for a nuclear waste dump near one of the small towns of Kimba and Hawker, about 450km north of Adelaide. The vote will be confined to the residents in the immediate local area.

The decision will be made in the second half of this year said Canavan We do not want this overlapping with a federal election.

Indeed they dont!  Heck! This nuclear garbage dump idea is a National matter. But Canavan, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, ANSTO, ARPANSA, and the rest of the nuclear lobby, are pitching it ONLY to the small farming communities of Kimba and Hawker, and resolutely keeping the rest of us in blissful ignorance.

Trekking Lucas Heights highly radioactive nuclear reactor wastes for 1700 km across Australia to become a temporary , i.e. stranded waste dump, is a dangerous idea. And unnecessary Lucas Heights has the necessary space, technology, and expertise.

Nuclear medicine itself,  short-lived hospital radioactive wastes, do not need this. Hypocritically, the government  tells the Kimba and Hawker people that its a medical necessity  theyll be Australias heroes. AT WHAT PRICE now and for future generations?

A Senate Inquiry will report on this on 14 August. Too late to make a difference.  Re...

14:31

China detains suspects after blast at chemical plant "IndyWatch Feed War"

Authorities have detained several suspects in wake of an explosion at a chemical plant in southwest China that left 19 dead and injured 12 others, state media said.

Image result for Yibin explosion, photos

The blast occurred at 6:30 pm (1030 GMT) Thursday at an industrial park in Sichuan provinces Yibin city, according to a statement on the website of the local work safety administration.

Photos on a local news website showed what appeared to be the burned out shell of a building surrounded by rubble.

AFP | The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team to further investigate the cause of the explosion

The building was owned by chemical manufacturer Hengda, which was conducting illegal construction at the plant which had not passed safety and fire control checks, the official Xinhua news agency said late Friday, citing local authorities.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team to further investigate the cause of the explosion, the agency added.

China has been rocked by several industrial accidents in recent years.

A septic tank explosion last November destroyed a wide swathe of a light industrial area in Ningbo, just south of Shanghai.

Image result for Yibin explosion, photos

In 2015, giant chemical blasts in a container storage facility killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin.

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Tianjin aftermath

The explosions caused more than $1 billion in damage and sparked widespread anger at a perceived lack of transparency over the accidents causes and its environmental impact.

A government inquiry eventually recommended 123 people be punished. Tianjins mayor at the time of the accident was sentenced to 12 years in prison for graft in September.

14:30

Kiwi as "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

John Britten was, without doubt, a keen individual who inspired and surprised.  That he died at such a young age with so much potential unrealised is our loss. Quote. John Britten was a revolutionary motorcycle designer whose home-brewed machine won international plaudits with its stunning design and performance. The 300+ km/h blur of speed, the [] The post Kiwi as appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

14:30

Trumps Visit Marks the Start of Shock Doctrine Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As Brexit approaches, the personal enrichment hopes of some of its proponents come into focus.

14:30

Restored Republic via a GCR as of July 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR as of July 14, 2018

Compiled 14 July 12:01 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on an international Cabal Vatican-organized Child Exploitation 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 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.

A. July 13 2018 TNT Call Ray, Tony: tobtr.com/s/10876795 

1. The banks have the rates on the screens, and they are stilling saying hold. Heres the difference: they expected them to go today, and today isnt over yet. The time hasnt come when they expect them to go.

2. This could definitely to happen this week. All week people have been expecting something to happen today July 13, and that could stretch out as far as Tuesday July 17. We are still in our window.

B. July 13 2018 11:08 am EST Intel Alert: Operation Disclosure: GCR/RV Intel lert for July 13, 2018 Operation Disclosure (Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on rumors/leaks from several sources which may or may not be truthful or accurate.)

1. The transition event was set to begin on 9/11/01. The Cabal halted the transition event indefinitely with the 9/11 attacks. This will never happen again.

2. The Quantum Financial System was developed long before 2001 and has been grea...

14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Terf   trans-exclusionary/ eliminationist/exterminationist radical feminist.

Hat tip: Karl du Fresne

14:28

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

KGANYAGO: NEW MADIBA NOTES, COINS A REMINDER TO SOUTH AFRICANS OF HIS GOOD WORK

Sarb Governor Lesetja Kganyago says the Nelson Mandela commemorative notes will serve as a reminder to all South Africans of the good work Madiba did for the country.

The new Mandela commemorative R5 coin. Picture: Kgomotso Modise/EWN

Kgomotso Modise
Eyewitness News

PRETORIA South Africa Reserve Bank (Sarb) Governor Lesetja Kganyago says that the Nelson Mandela commemorative notes highlight the former president's historical journey and will touch the lives of many through trade, just as he did.

Kganyago spoke in Pretoria on Friday at the launch of the bank notes and R5 coins in honour of Madibas centenary year.

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivered the keynote address earlier.

Kganyago says the Mandela commemorative notes will serve as a reminder to all South Africans of the good work Madiba did for the country.

He says the Reserve Bank will not compromise on the security features embedded in the bank notes.

The Sarb must, without fear or favour, ensure that the buying power of the currency is protected. We, therefore, strive to ensure that the public trust in our banknotes and coins, as well as in the Sarb as the institution that issues them, is maintained.

The bank will also be launching a mobile app to educate the public on the security features of bank notes as well as the life and times of Mandela.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

14:27

FIFA Confirms Insists Amaju Pinnick Is The Only Recognize NFF President "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Amaju Pinnick


LAGOS JULY 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, says the world football ruling body recognises only Amaju Pinnick as President of the Nigeria Football Federation.
FIFA equally said it will not accept any outside interference in the affairs of the NFF as headed by Amaju Pinnick.
Infantino, while responding to questions at a press conference in Moscow, Russia on Friday, said Pinnick was duly elected and in accordance with FIFA rules.

He said: The situation is very clear: Pinnick was duly elected some years ago, and FIFA is aware of all this.
It is also clear to all within the family that there can be no interference in the running of the national federations by any party, especially those outside the football family.
So, Pinnick is the President of NFF for FIFA, because he is the one elected.
The FIFA president added that Nigeria as a member-association of FIFA would then be at the risk of facing the world bodys sanctions if the situation continued as it is now.
The NFF has Chris Giwa as its president currently, owing to a compliance with a Supreme Court order.
Giwa had obtained a Jos, Plateau State court order to take over the running of affairs at the NFF in compliance with a Supreme Court order.
The apex court had directed all parties involved in the matter to return to...

14:23

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

[OPINION] THE REAL LEGACY OF NELSON MANDELA

Judith February
Eyewitness News

July is always Mandela month as South Africans celebrate Mandela Day on 18 July with acts of generosity and thoughtfulness, meant to bridge the divides of our country that often feel far too enduring. 2018 is a special year as we celebrate the centenary of Madibas birth.

It has, of late, become fashionable to deny Mandela left our country any legacy and to refer to him as a sell out. How shortsighted, how narrow-minded and ignorant of the prevailing politics.

It was, after all, Mandela who was the chief architect of the constitutional framework that is battered but still standing. That is part of his legacy too.

The day Madiba died still leaves a residue of heaviness. 5 December 2013.

At the Apollo in Harlem, New York, the words on the strobe banner simply said, Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013: "He changed our world". As South Africans we had started the long process of letting go as Madiba took seriously ill many months before. Yet, despite this, it seemed as if nothing could quite have prepared us for the moment when the news of his passing reached us.

While world leaders and millions around the world marked the passing of a truly great man, first and foremost Madiba was of South Africa, of the soil, one of us.

Given Madibas status as a global icon, the moments of deep sentimentality were almost inevitable. Yet, Mandelas legacy is that of revolutionary, freedom fighter, radical politician, reconciler and above all, a man completely committed to the Constitution and the rule of law.

Known by so many epithets - Gods gift to the world, a beacon for humanity and in the words of the late Ahmed Kathrada one with a truly heroic impulse - Nelson Mandela became synonymous with not only the fight against apartheid, but the global struggle for human rights. Despite all this, it has also become fashionable to look back in anger and say that Mandela sold us out. That reasoning is lazy and mostly does not take into account the global politics of the time, or the mutually hurting stalemate South Africa was in by the late 1980s and certainly by 1990 when Mandela was released.

And so, copious amounts of ink will be spilt on defining h...

14:22

Polar Bears On Remote Island Spotted Playing With The Saddest Thing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Svalbard is a Norwegian island chain located in the middle of the Arctic Ocean, hundreds of miles from the nearest mainland. But despite its remote location and small human population of about 2,600 residents, Svalbard is far from untouched by the outside world.

And the creatures living there, who might never have seen a human, are sadly all too well-acquainted with our stuff.

Credit: Wikipedia

British photographer Kevin Morgans recently paid a visit to Svalbard, capturing its beauty and splendor but also something heartbreaking.

At one point, Morgans noticed a mother polar bear and her two cubs atop an icy crag. Then he noticed the plastic.

"It was a bittersweet moment to watch," Morgans wrote on Facebook. "On one hand, you have a beautiful mother and two cubs and on the other, the curious young cubs are playing/eating plastic pollution which had been washed ashore."

The photos are alarming, to say the least. He hopes the world takes notice.

"This was a really sad situation to see and further highlights how our plastic pollution is affecting wildlife in the Arctic regions," Morgans wrote. "So please people let's do our bit to help reduce plastic and keep our oceans plastic free."

Sadly, there is no shortage of scenes like this one, showing wild animals forced to live among our waste and that's because there's plenty of waste going around. Every year, roughly 14 billion tons of plastic enter Earth's oceans, putting countless animals' lives in peril. But hope is not lost.

"We need smart policies that encourage manufacture...

14:21

Donald Trump has profound doubts about the Nato alliance "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US president is making common cause with Europes nationalists
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The US president Donald Trump clearly has profound doubts about, or even hostility to, the Nato alliance Getty

Even by Donald Trumps standards, it has been quite a weeks work. On a trip to Europe, the US president hinted that America might withdraw from Nato. In Britain, he gravely undermined his host, Theresa May, by suggesting that her approach to Brexit was very unfortunate. The US president also gave succour to the far-right, by denigrating the impact of immigration on Europe, arguing that its changing the culture, its very negative.

Given this record, it is little wonder that Americas European allies are fretting about Mr Trumps meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in Helsinki on Monday.

It is true that in a press conference yesterday, Mr Trump made an effort to repair some of the damage. He heaped praise on the UK prime minister and claimed that he had extracted promises of vastly increased defence spending from other Nato nations. For a man who prizes his reputation for straight-talking, the US president is remarkably adept at sending out mixed messages.

The overall impact of Mr Trumps visit to Europe was disastrous. The US president clearly has profound doubts about, or even hostility to, the Nato alliance. It is true that the Obama administration, too, was openly exasperated by Europes low level of defence spending. But military budgets have actually been increasing in Europe since 2014. And Mr Trump has displayed a level of contempt for European allies, in particular Germany, that is unprecedented from a US president.

It is now evident that Mr Trump is not intent simply on defending American interests, as he perceives them. Instead, he is actively intervening in European politics to promote the agendas of nationalist parties that are his ideological soulmates.

In the process, he is more than willing to damage mainstream centre-right politicians such as the German chancellor Angela Merkel and Mrs May.

The US presidents interview with The Sun newspaper echoed the main talking points of Mrs Mays hard Brexit opponents, by arguing that her approach betrays the spirit of the vote to leave the EU.

Trump OK with UK Brexit plan

His suggestion that the May governments policies will also make it much harder to do a trade deal with the US is probably accurate. But it deliberately weakens the UK prime minister at a time when her government...

14:20

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

SOUTH AFRICANS URGED TO CARRY MANDELA COMMEMORATIVE NOTES WITH PRIDE

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says like Mandela himself, bank notes serve as pieces of craftsmanship reflecting the soul of the nation.

South Africa Reserve Bank officially launched new notes and a R5 coin in celebration of Nelson Mandela's centenary year. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

Kgomotso Modise

JOHANNESBURG - Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says South Africans should carry the Nelson Mandela commemorative notes with pride as they represent the legacy Mandela left behind.

The Reserve Bank launched notes and R5 circulation coins in honour of Mandelas centenary year in Pretoria on Friday.

The first lot of notes has been distributed to certain ATMs nationwide.

Nene says like Mandela himself, bank notes serve as pieces of craftsmanship reflecting the soul of the nation.

Just like Madiba was, bank notes are a countrys ambassador showcasing its culture to the rest of the world just as Madiba was to South Africa. Bank notes are the front or showpiece of our nation.

14:20

July 14th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #541 "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

14:16

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South African Police Battle Violent Protests Across the Country

2018-07-13 16:35
Christina Pitt

A scourge of protests kept South African police officers busy in three provinces - the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng.

The situation in Kimberley remains volatile since a service delivery protest flared up on Thursday, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mashay Gamaldien said.

Additional law enforcement officers were required to assist in managing the unrest, which led to looting and property damage.

A peaceful march to the municipal buildings turned violent when Sol Plaatje Municipality Mayor Mangaliso Matika addressed the crowd from inside the building.

News24's sister publication Netwerk24 reported that protesters were dissatisfied when a R1.2m contract was awarded to an unknown service provider to send SMSes to residents in relation to electricity issues. It is alleged that the tender was not advertised.

People were also protesting against poor service delivery and high tariffs.

The number of arrest made is unclear however, Captain Olebogeng Tawana said five people were arrested for public violence and business robbery.

In Gauteng, protesters used rocks and burning tyres to barricade the N14 and the R55, affecting traffic in both directions.

Tshwane Metro Police Department spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said all the N12 exits at Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion were also blocked.

"The information that we have at this stage is that they received notices that they are going to be evicted for occupying RDP houses illegally."

"They are protesting against that because they don't want to be evicted," Mahamba said.

In the Western Cape, residents in Zwelihle, Hermanus were up in arms since the arrest of community leader Gcobani Ndzongana on Tuesday.

The protest entered its fourth day on Friday and law enforcement officers continued to battle protesters, who armed themselves with rocks and corrugated iron sheets.

Nineteen people were arrested for public violence, provincial police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said.

Zwelihle Renewal spokesperson Theron Mqhu said that the situation in the community was still tense.

"The community is adamant about the releas...

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Alexandre Maurer, Vice President and Spokesperson of the French Transhumanist Association, joins our Futurists Board. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Alexandre Maurer, Vice President and Spokesperson of the French Transhumanist Association, joins our Futurists Board.

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Saturday July 14th 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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Tiny Kitten Shows Up At Sheriff's Office And Refuses To Be Ignored "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself just ask this tiny kitten. He seemed to know full well that his best shot at a happy life was to get the attention of people who care.

And sure enough, he did just that.

Credit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

According to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in California, the little black cat simply showed up a couple of days ago outside one of their stations in Eden Township. Tiny though he was, the kitten appeared to have some grand ambitions.

"We think he was trying to walk on as a K9 unit and refused to leave until he got into the building for an interview," the sheriff's office wrote online. "Once in the sergeants office, he took over the printer and had a little nap."

Credit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

Had the sheriff's office had an open position for a fluffy "printer guard," the kitten would have been a shoo-in.

"Hes got a big attitude but is super cute," the sheriff's office added.

Credit: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

The role this kitten really wanted to play, of course, was that of cherished pet. With that, he's had some better luck.

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Hidden Order Inside the Chaos or Noise "IndyWatch Feed World"

QUESTION: Martin, I have been reading about machine learning recently and have come across a concept that I believe you might have figured out that no one else has. To quote Max Welling The information we receive from the world has two components to it: there is the part of the information which does not carry over to the future, the unpredictable information. We call this noise. And then there is the information that is predictable, the learnable part of the information stream. Have you through Socrates figured out a way to filter noise entirely from the system or something of this nature?

Kind regards,

Andrew

ANSWER: No. That statement is based upon the idea that the noise is just chaos. They cannot see behind the surface and look deep within. There is ALWAYS order to the noise and 99.9999% of the problem is that people do not understand how to deal with chaos. Here is a plot of a daily file of closing in the Dow Jones Industrial Index from 1918 to 1991, which we published long ago. There is a hidden order within that noise if you understand how to extract it.

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Divorce & Collapse of Socialism "IndyWatch Feed World"

COMMENT: Your article about the IRS invalidating your passport is correct.and more. I was working contract for our US DOS as an advisor a few years back in Colombia (2006-2009). My best friend and work with was summoned to the Bogata Embassy and his passport was confiscated, employment terminated and he was given a US DOS one time entry papers into the US because his ex-wife living in California falsely filed child support nonpayment papers with the State of California. He lost his job and his US Passport. He hired a lawyer ( $8,000) and showed them he was paying his support monthly by check on time. He still does not have his US passport back, but his ex-wife drug overdosed and he finally got his boy back.

Still no passport.

RG

REPLY: That actually makes sense because child support is a court order rather than a private dispute. It is also one of the reasons why marriage is on the decline. The financial burden becomes insane and the lawyers make a killing. The decline in marriages because of such horror stories is unbelievable. In 2016, only 9% of 18-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. were married, compared to 45% in 1960. Adding to this trend is that the census shows an alarming increase in adult children in their 30s still living at home. The US census showed that one-third of children over 30 were still living with their parents. This is also taking place in Britain. There are greater odds of your children living with you until they are 35. The real shocking number is that...

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Radeon RX Vega Display Regression Fix Heading To Linux 4.18 Git "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you have been part of the group of Radeon RX Vega Linux users trying out Linux 4.18 and finding your display no longer lights up, heading to Linux 4.18 Git should be a fix for at least some of the users...

14:06

Dog Finds A Discarded Volleyball And Falls Madly In Love "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This sweet dog named Fletcher has always had plenty of friends  it was only recently, however, that he finally found his soulmate.

It's an unconventional type of companion, but Fletcher loves him all the same.

Credit: Nicki Wyatt-Park

Last week, on July 4, Fletcher accompanied his owner Nicki Wyatt-Park to an Independence Day party held at a friend's place. They have a large yard, so the location was perfect for Fletcher, a curious pup who loves to explore.

That's where he discovered the object of his dreams.

"He found this rogue volleyball and brought it to me," Wyatt-Park told The Dodo. She assumed it belonged to her friend. "I was like, 'Oh no! Fletcher's destroyed your ball.' But they said it wasn't theirs."

The ball, it seems, had been discarded but it wasn't trash in Fletcher's eyes. It was a treasure.

Credit: Nicki Wyatt-Park

From the moment they met, Fletcher and his new friend, now formally known as Volley, were inseparable.

"Fletcher had that ball in his mouth the entire seven hours we were at that party," Wyatt-Park said. "He chased the other dogs with the ball. He swam with the ball. He rested with the ball."

And sure enough:

"That thing ended up going home with us," she said.

Credit: Nicki Wyatt-Park

That night, Fletcher slept with Volley by his side.

Oh, his human was there too....

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Reader: So, you Say you want Health do you? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By June Ann



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So, you say you want health do you?

I trust we all want to ascend/transform. For this, we need our health. How can we fly when we feel down? While we all are waiting for RV/NESARA/GESARA we may be forgetting to take care of the basic health needs. Even after the MedBed we need to upkeep its' finished product, our health.

Taking an Organic Multi Vitamin will help.

Make sure the word Organic is on the label or it may be synthetic and harm you more than do good. You won't find these at your pharmacy. Try looking on eBay or your local health food store.

Taking Chlorophyll will aid us all as it improves cellular growth and restores health and vivacity in the body. It is a powerhouse when hand in hand with Zeolite. One good brand is Healthy Origins.

This one is organic found again on eBay, but, health food stores carry many fine options too.

Toxins are the dirty little secret of the world we live in, found in our food, water, air and personal care products. When properly cleansed and sized right, natural mineral zeolite helps remove heavy metals and other toxins safely and gently from the body.

A regimen of 4 drops of liquid Zeolite in a cool beverage plus 4 sprays of Extra Strength in the morning and the same at night will do just that, protect us from the chemtrail and more metals. It acts like a magnet to metals and radiation.

Pure Body: https://onelove.thegoodinside.com/shop/product/pure-body/

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Gun Lake Tribe to Host Fourth Annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow July 14-15 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Former Gun Lake Tribal Chairman D.K. Sprague (left) Head Veteran Dancer George Martin (right) lead Grand Entry

Published July 14, 2018

HOPKINS, Mich.  The Fourth Annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow, sponsored by the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians, gets underway today in Hopkins, Michigan. The powwow is a celebration of Potawatomi culture, dance and songs.

The event will be held at Jijak Camp, a sprawling cultural center that features a beautiful pow wow arena, cabins, lakes, a community center, and much more.  Native American vendors from across the Great Lakes region will offer native foods, arts, and jewelry.

In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are asked to bring one (1) canned good or dried food item.  All donations will go to the Annetta Jensen Food Pantry in Dorr, Michigan.  Pictures and video may be taken during the event unless otherwise announced by the emcee.

WHAT:           Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow, a cultural celebration of Pottawatomi traditions.  The general public and news media are welcome.  This event is free of charge.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 14, 2018 10 a.m. 10 p.m.  Sunday, July 15, 2018 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Jijak Camp, 2044 126th Ave. Hopkins, Michigan.  Google.  (entrance near farmhouse)

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TRUMP Ambassador Brownback Lobbies UK to Release Activist Tommy Robinson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom and former Kansas governor, Sam Brownback, complained to the British ambassador in Washington DC about the treatment of imprisoned activist Tommy Robinson.

Brownback told the ambassador the UK needed to treat Robinson better or the Trump administration may criticize Britains handling of the case.

Reuters reported:

Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion.

Brownback raised the case of the activist known as Tommy Robinson in a June meeting with Sir Kim Darroch, Britains Ambassador to the United States, according to a British official and two sources close to the organizers of a pro-Robinson demonstration planned for London on Saturday

Robinson was arrested in late May outside a courthouse in Leeds, England, while making video recordings about a trial related to child molestation and jailed for 13 months for violating English law limiting publicity during criminal trials.

Brownback raised the jailing of Robinson during a meeting with Darroch that covered a range of religious freedom issues, the British official confirmed earlier this week.

Brownback told Darroch that if Britain did not treat Robinson more sympathetically, the Trump administration might be compelled to criticize Britains handling of the case, according to the two sources in contact with organizers of the planned pro-Robinson demonstration.

The sources said Robinsons supporters, who have also been in touch with the Trump administration about the issue, were concerned that he could be attacked by other prisoners.

The post TRUMP Ambassador Brownback Lobbies UK to Release Activist Tommy Robinson appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Interesting Way to Increase Sales During the Great Depression "IndyWatch Feed World"

How bad did it get in some segments of the population during the Great Depression? Actually, during the Great Depression, women began reusing the fabric from flour sacks to make dresses. When the flour companies woke up and suddenly realized the purpose their flour bags were providing, they began to print their bags with various floral and other designs to make them more attractive to consumers who would buy flour to be able to use the cloth for clothing. Interesting way to increase your sales.

 

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The True History of WW1 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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ROCKWELL:  Well, good morning.  This is Lew Rockwell.  And what an honor to have as our guest this morning Judge John V. Denson.  Judge Denson is not only an important lawyer in Alabama and nationally, but a revisionist historian.  His book, A Century of War, is a tremendous introduction to the crimes of Lincoln, Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt.  His edited books The Costs of War and Reassessing the Presidency are also very important works.

But one of the things we love about John Denson is hes constantly reading and finding new books.  Its just an astounding, wonderful thing.  And today, hes come to us with two new books on the origins or World War I that tell a different story from the normal stuff were told.

So, Judge Denson, tell us about these books and their authors and why theyre important.

DENSON:  Well, I brought you some more hidden history.  I came earlier with another book by the name of Hidden History.

ROCKWELL:  A great book, too, yes.

DENSON:  And this book, the title is Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War.  And the authors are Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor and theyre from Scotland.  And they spent about 10 years doing the research for these two books.  This one was published in 2013.  And the second book has just come out in the last couple of months.  And I have a first edition here in paperback, and its called Prolonging the Agony: How the Anglo-American Establishment Deliberately Extended World War I By Three-and-a-Half Years.

ROCKWELL:  Three-and-a-half years.

DENSON:  So it brings up a lot of new material.  I was just looking at the back.  It says that, Everything you learned about who started World War I is probably wrong.

(LAUGHTER)

DENSON:  To me, its almost like a lawsuit where youre the judge and you have lawyers submitting two different briefs.  And were talking about one event, the First World War, and weve got one book that says...

Bad NATO! Bad NATO! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time.  Hes so right.  Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy.

The president was certainly right about last weeks NATO summit in Brussels.  At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for not spending enough on their military forces.  But Trumps real purpose was to show the world that he was boss of all he surveyed.

Doing his best bull in a china shop routine, Trump lectured and scolded the heads of NATO on live TV.  They took the verbal thrashing like truant schoolboys.  NATOs secretary general, former Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was put into office by the US, muttered a few lame excuses.  Trump supporters in the US were delighted to see the snotty, godless Europeans given a good dressing down.

It did not help when it was revealed that Germany, the bulwark of NATO, had only a handful of front-line fighters in service.  Another report claimed most of its main battle tanks were out of service due to budget cuts.

The president made the very important statement that he regarded Russias Vladimir Putin as a competitor and not an enemy.  This view is widely held in Europe and the rest of the world.

But then Trump negated this sensible view by claiming Germany is totally controlled by and captive to nearby Russia because Germany now buys up to 70% of its oil and gas from them.

In fact, many Germans believe precisely the contrary: that Germany is Washingtons vassal state and still under American domination seven decades after World War II.

They cite US control of Germanys intelligence agencies, foreign and defense policies, relations with Israel, and sending troops to support the ongoing US occupation of Afghanistan.

Over 37 active US bases and installations are spread across northern Germany and Bavaria.  Some 35,000 US troops remain in Germany, down from the Cold War total of over 300,000.  Important German air bases form the core of the US ability to project power into Eastern Europe and the Mideast.  The US quietly stores nuclear weapons in Germany.

The US has dominated Germanys sedate media since WWII.  American intelligence has often hand-picked its editors and columnists.  German officials and politicians at all levels understand a list of approved dos and donts, avoiding actions that would annoy or anger Washington.

American influence over Germany is so pervasive that when it was revealed that the US National Security Agency was tapping Chancellor Angela Merkels cell phone, the German government response to this humiliation was meek and muted.

Donald Trump dislikes Mrs. Merkel because she has let in refugees and Muslim ones at that but she remains one of Americas most deferential and loyal allies.  Its a pity that neither she nor NATO chief Stoltenberg stood up and counter-blasted Trump.  Acting like mice fur...

Dixie Rising: Rules for Rebels "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After reading Punished With Poverty I wanted to know if there was a way out for the occupied Confederate States, so I read the Kennedy Twins other new book Dixie Rising. A well thought out plan for regaining the founders vision of government by the consent of the governed, and those who may disagree please write us a book and tell us how you would go about such a monumental task?? No plan is ever perfect, but one thing for sure, if we continue to do what weve always done, well always be where weve always been since April 9th, 1865.

First mission, according to the Kennedy Boys, is to re-educate our Southern brethren, and a good way to start is by spreading these two gentlemans books far and wide over Dixie! The Good Book says: My people are destroyed for lack of Knowledge quite a prophetic statement in view of the current state of the education our Southern children are receiving form the Yankee controlled PC Public schools! While the Kennedy plan may not be perfect, I give it 5 stars, as I have yet to see a better one!

Reprinted from Amazon.com.

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Mr. Trump! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NATO is obsolete.  Donald Trump made this argument back on the campaign trail.  Yesterday, in his typically hyperbolic manner, he dressed down the organization for its hypocrisy over its mandate, which is to counter any aggression from Russia.

But, the potential threat of a Russian invasion of Europe is nil.  And, literally, everyone involved in this farce of a summit knows this.  So, Trump was right to call out the hypocrisy, but wrong about how to solve it.

Attacking Germany over the Nordstream 2 pipeline is nonsense.  Trade, especially energy trade, stitches economies and peoples together.  But to Trump energy is different.  Energy is a defense issue.

As such, it should be tightly controlled and only deployed to the benefit of those he approves of (or is allied with) against those he doesnt (China).

And this is what is fundamentally wrong with geopolitically-dominant thinking.  Everything gets reduced to the metaphoric chess board.  People stop thinking about their individual needs and can only think in terms of nations and governments.

And it makes it easy for authoritarians like Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and all the rest to push the publics buttons, openly stoking peoples in-group/out-group bias against their own best interest.

This is ultimately what allows for equally odious people like Donald Trump and Angela Merkel to achieve and maintain power.  NATO is obsolete because the thinking behind why it is necessary is obsolete.

Its not Russian aggression that everyone has to be worried about, it is the aggression of those who have to this point mismanaged everything they were empowered to take care of in the first place, i.e. the very politicians at the meeting.

The US has subsidized European social welfare states by outsourcing their defense.  We, in turn, empowered a corporatocracy built around selling increasingly unnecessary weapons back to them under the false rubric of the evil Russians.

Trumps position about NATO members not paying their fair share is beside the point.  NATOs budget would be far better spent contracting Russia to build the Nordstream 2 pipeline itself than bullying Italy into buying another tank it doesnt need.

This is nothing more than him trying to turn an obsolete NATO into yet another Keynesian job creation program.

Buy more of our over-priced, under-performing crap like the F-35 (a plane that should be considered treason by any rational metric of the term) so we can destroy even more precious capital while everyone goes broke issuing more debt to keep the party going a little while longer.

In Trumpspeak however, this comes out as Jobs.  Yuge jobs!

It would be better, in the end, to just give the engineers rocks to throw at windows the assembly team builds.  At least there wouldnt be the massive waste of raw materials.  Glass is recyclable after all, though not profitably.

His real complaint...

There s No Campground Like the Bohemian Grove "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether youre throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or working out whether the billionaires gold-plated yacht that your tax hike is going to end up paying for will be seaworthy. We explore some of Wikipedias oddities in our 5,529,165-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This weeks entry: Bohemian Grove

What its about: Ah, the old campground. Hiking through the woods, singing songs around the campfire, crushing the proletariat under your boot, and other hijinks. Yes, Bohemian Grove is a campground, but not just any campground. The Northern California camp is operated by a private club whose membership contains some of the richest and most powerful men in the world. These guys make the rich kids across the lake look like the scrappy underdogs on your side of the lake.

Biggest controversy: When we say powerful men, we mean men. Women are forbidden to join, and while family members are allowed to visit the Grove, women and children must leave the property by 9 or 10 p.m. The Grove was sued for discrimination and took the fight to keep its He-Man Woman Haters Club intact all the way to the state Supreme Court. This club of billionaires made the legal argument that its members urinate in the open without even the use of rudimentary toilet facilities, and therefore they could not allow women to see such a sight, or, naturally, change their behavior in any way. The court ruled against them, but stopped short of insisting they admit female members, requiring them only to hire female employees, in a great blow for equality among wealthy peoples servants.

Not every male club member has been thrilled with the policyformer President (and Grove member) Richard Nixon was once recorded saying of the Groveand this is a direct quote from the former president of the United StatesIt is the most faggy goddamned thing you could ever imagine. Just in case you thought Trump had a monopoly on slurs and uncivil behavior.

Strangest fact: Bohemian Grove is a theater camp. Every year, club members perform musical theater, written and composed by the members themselves. The camp has put on a show every year since 1902 (minus a three-year break for WWII). The 1975 show had an estimated budget of $20,000 to $30,000 (well over $100,000 in todays money), and the performances can involve as many as 300 people. Somewhere theres a billionaire captain of industry fondly reminiscing about the time he played a tree in a camp musical.

Thing we were happiest to learn: The Grove may have won World War II. While outside business is supposed to be left at the gate, the clubs bigwigs often make business and political deals at the resort (the club motto is Weaving Spi...

Trump Defects to Russia? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The turmoil caused this week by US President Trump among NATO allies is approaching surreal. Time to indulge in some satire

Helsinki was always famed for its Cold War intrigues and secret exchanges between the Americans and Soviets. But no-one imagined this delivery. The 45th president of the United States handed himself over to the care of Mother Russia, renouncing American citizenship and seeking asylum.

While Trump has reportedly gone into hiding somewhere in Russia, the US and its European allies are in uproar over the sellout of the century to borrow the property tycoons phraseology.

His detractors in Washingtons political and media establishment are in paroxysms of condemnation and, strangely, relieved self-righteousness. We always knew it. That Trump was a Kremlin stooge, a Putin puppet. Now, finally, we have proof, fumed one pundit.

Trumps last words explaining his actions were more prosaic. Ive had it with this Russia collusion fake news screwing up my life for two years, he told reporters before being whisked away. Im outta here. I got my eye on some nice beach property on the Black Sea.

It all transpired during now-former President Trumps much-ballyhooed summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital. Helsinki was chosen as a neutral venue, much as it had been during Cold War years, as a place where American and Soviet officials could discreetly meet, discuss and, no doubt, eavesdrop on each other.

The meeting between Trump and Putin had been keenly anticipated by political foes, supporters and neutrals alike. Donald Trump had tormented his detractors in the weeks before the summit, by tweeting how much he hoped to establish a friendly rapport with his Russian counterpart, who has been something of a bte noire for American liberals and hawks.

Political opponents in the US and European allies were on edge in the run-up to the Helsinki rendezvous which was to take place only days after the NATO summit in Brussels. There were widely expressed apprehensions that Trump would rail against European leaders for not pulling their weight over NATO financial commitments. They were also concerned that the American president would storm out of the NATO summit and proceed to a cordial meeting with Putin, leaving the alliance looking in embarrassed disarray.

No-one foresaw an even greater calamity.

Trump did indeed bawl out the Europeans as free loaders on American military power. He repeated his earlier disparagement that the NATO alliance was obsolete. Behind closed-doors, it was said by sources, who do not want to be named, that Trump read the riot act to European bozos with a stream of expletives.

Next stop Helsinki. Trump was warmly greeted by Putin, with smiles and a firm handshake. In a preliminary press conference, the two leaders expressed a mutual interest in dealing with several international security challenges. They...

Poll: Germans Want US Troop Withdrawn "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

BERLIN  After over 70 years, Germans have apparently had enough of the U.S. troop presence in their country, the second largest presence of U.S. troops abroad after Japan. According to a YouGov poll conducted by Germanys DPA news agency, 42% of Germans support a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in the country with 37% of Germany wanting them to stay and 21% undecided. Currently, Germany hosts close to 35,000 U.S. soldiers and between 30 and 40 U.S. military bases.

The poll also found that support for withdrawal came from across the German political spectrum. For instance, 67% of voters from the left-wing Die Linke party were found to support a U.S. troop withdrawal while 55% of the far-right, nationalist AfD party also expressed support for their removal. The Green party of Germany also backed withdrawal by 48%. Support was lowest among voters of the CDU party, the political party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at 35%.

Other findings from the poll show that there is little popular support among Germans for militarism in general, but particularly U.S. President Donald Trumps recent demand that NATO members such as Germany work to increase their military spending to a new target of 4% of national GDP. Some German political analysts have asserted that Trumps demand is aimed at increasing European purchases of U.S.-manufactured weapons systems.

On this point, however, the poll found that only 15% of Germans support increasing military spending to just 2% of GDP. Furthermore, 36% of Germans feel that the country already spends too much on military spending. Yet, despite the lack of support for increasing military spending among Germans, Merkel stated on Thursday that, after a very fundamental discussion during the recent and very intense NATO summit, Germany must spend more on NATO defense.

Even though he has pushed Germany and other NATO countries to push for increased military spending despite a lack of popular support, Trump could still prove an unlikely ally for Germans eager to see at least a reduction in the number of U.S. troops stationed throughout the country.

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These Eight Words "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Can the entire story of the worst economic disaster in American history really be told from just eight words in a political partys platform? In this case, yes.

Here are the fateful words that introduced the second section of the Republican Partys 1932 platform, right after a waffling plank on prohibition: We believe in the principle of high wages.

This was Herbert Hoover speaking. His most cherished economic belief was that wages could not be allowed to fall, and after the Crash of 1929 he vigorously jawboned business leaders to keep wages up. It was not just a question of persuasion. He made it clear that if businesses did not do as he demanded, legislative wage controls would swiftly follow. Business leaders were afraid to defy this edict, and did their best to keep wages where they had been.

The results were utterly disastrous. Since the prices of products and services were in a deflationary downward spiral, the most effective way to avoid bankruptcy would have been to cut wages and other costs. This had been done in the Depression of 1921 with impressive results. That depression, chronicled in an excellent history by Jim Grant, The Forgotten Depression, was over in a year and a half. Nor did workers in aggregate suffer from lower wages. Their lower wages bought the same amount of goods and services at reduced prices.

Confronted with rapidly falling prices following the Crash along with frozen wages, business owners resorted to the only expedient left: massive layoffs. It was their last resort and the only possible way to try to save their businesses. As a direct result of Hoovers twisted logic, millions of workers were fired and immediately faced penury and even starvation, while those still employed, especially union members and government workers, enjoyed a windfall. Frozen wages with falling prices in effect doubled their real wages.

Murray Rothbard explained all this in Americas Great Depression, but you wont find it in high school history textbooks. Nor will you read that Franklin Roosevelt just doubled down on Hoovers tragic policy mistake by enacting wage and price controls. In a celebrated incident, a poor tailor was sent to jail for charging a few too many pennies for pressing a pair of pants.

This was almost a century ago, but the public and politicians still fall for the same twisted illogic. In his 2014 state of the union address, President Obama said that I ask Americas business leader to raise your employees wages. In her 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton said the same thing: Its a pretty simple formula: higher wages lead to more demand, which leads to more jobs with higher wages. Hillary did not explain why, given her premise, she...

The View of Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The upcoming Trump/Putin summit is hampered by the crazed portrait of Russia painted by presstitutes. Jonathan Chait, Amy Knight, Max Bergmann, Yaroslav Trofimov, Roger Cohen, and the rest of the conscious or de facto CIA assets that comprise the Western presstitute media have turned Putin into a superhuman who controls election outcomes throughout the West, murders people without rhyme or reason, and has President Trump under his thumb doing Putins bidding. Who could imagine a more extreme conspiracy theory?

Jonathan Chait in New York magazine writes that the dark crevices of the Russia scandal run deep, so deep that it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

So here is Chait, who brands truth-tellers conspiracy theorists coming up with the greatest conspiracy theory of our time that President Trump has been a Kremlim asset since 1987. Chait provides a crazy quilt of connections to illustrate his absurd conspiracy theory that its not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics.

Chait believes that Russia is also behind the UKs exit from the European Union. Driving Britain out of the European Union advanced the decades-long Russian goal of splitting Western nations apart, and Russia found willing allies on the British far right.

Chait gets even more conspiratorial. He admits that Paul Manaforts indictments for alleged white collar crimes are not related to Trumps election, having occurred years previously in Ukraine. Nevertheless, Chait is certain that Manafort is shielding Trump even though according to Chait Manafort is facing many years in prison. Why would Manafort shield Trump? Chaits answer:
One way to make sense of his behavior is the possibility that Manafort is keeping his mouth shut because hes afraid of being killed. That speculation might sound hyperbolic, but there is plenty of evidence to support it. In February, a video appeared on YouTube showing Manaforts patron Deripaska on his yacht with a Belarusian escort named Anastasia Vashukevich.

Chaits article is long and heavily weighted with innuendo. Chait, or whoever wrote the article, possibly the person who wrote the Steele Dossier, collects every disparaging fact and fantasy about Trump and assembles them in a way to paint a portrait of a person who must also, without much doubt, be a Russian agent. If the public can be convinced of this, the military/security complex can assassinate Trump and blame Putin for getting rid of an asset...

A Measure of Greatness? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This year is the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, and on the whole the commentary that it has evoked has obeyed the injunction not to speak ill of the dead, as if the passage of time and the deaths of millions in the name of the birthday boy did not somewhat attenuate the social imperative to mute ones words. There are reasons for this.

The fact is that we sense the approach of yet another economic crisis, as my late dog sensed the approach of a thunderstorm. Perhaps the crisis to come will be even greater and more devastating than the last, being the consequence of our almost universal imprudence and improvidence, and our determination to learn nothing from experience. Marx, of course, would not have been surprised at this, since he believed that such crises were inevitable until the advent of his utopia, in which such phenomena as private property, banks, and the bourgeoisie would cease to exist. In Marxs vision, the ant would lie down with the anteater, and all would be well forever and ever, amen.

The combination of scathing criticism of the present and adolescent daydreaming is irresistible to quite a lot of people, and of course in predicting crises Marx seems to have been prescient. In fact, he was no more prescient than I would be if I predicted that there would be rain in England at some time within the next year; but in the kingdom of the foolish, a man with one clich may appear wise.

Marx, of course, was one of those people who love humanity and hate men (an increasingly common type, it seems to me). He was in most respects an unattractive figure, cocksure, domineering, intolerant, and hypocriticalthough, it pains me to be fair, he had an undoubted charm in the domestic circle and he was both very clever and intensely cultivated. As to his writing, he was a crashing bore with a brilliant turn of phrase. Burning hatred is never far from his prose, and gives to it its spice. Nowhere is it clearer that hatred is by far the strongest of political emotions.

Now, it so happens that another man far greater, or at least better and more attractive, than he was born and died in the same year as he, that is to say born in 1818 and died in 1883. The paths of the two men nearly crossed, though as far as I know they never met. They both knew the anarchist Bakunin, they both studied at the University of Berlin in the late 1830s, and they were both in Brussels when the 1848 revolution broke out. The second man was the great Russian writer Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev.

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The US Is Broke "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lenders slave. Solomon

This is the story about Debtor, a newborn American baby. Debtor has just been born into the greatest economy in the world, a land full of promises and opportunities. This is what his parents tell him. But unbeknown to Debtor, he has been given a very bad start in life. Because the parents havent told Debtor, and how could they since they are not aware themselves, that he starts life with a massive debt burden that will grow manifold during his lifetime.

THE AMERICAN DEBT SLAVE

King Solomons words will ring true for almost every American born today. The average American is a debt slave already at birth. And by the time he dies, his debt will have increased exponentially, thus passing on an even bigger debt and greater enslavement to the next generation.

This is a vicious circle that has gone on for just over 100 years. A very small elite has become incredibly wealthy and the masses have become enslaved by private and government debt.

For the majority of people it will be impossible to extricate themselves from this massive debt stone around their neck. Instead they will add to the debt by taking on more debt.

US DEBT GOING FROM $21 TRILLION TO $43 QUADRILLION

But the government will also do their part. They will at least double the national debt every 8 years as they have been doing for several decades ( see last weeks article). Starting from $21 trillion debt today and assuming that Debtor will live until 88 years old, a doubling of the debt every 8 years would lead to a $43 quadrillion federal debt in 2106. Most of us will of course not be around to check that forecast but since it is just an extrapolation of long term trends, it is difficult to argue with although a lot can of course happen in 88 years.

Even the $43 quadrillion US debt in 2106 could be conservative. Higher deficits and higher interest rates, both being likely, could multiply the $43 trillion many, many times.

I am sure that no one expected, in 1981 when Reagan started with a $900 billion debt, that the US debt would have gone up 23x to $21 trillion, 37 years later. No one likes forecasting the truth, because the truth looks horrific when it comes to all the misma...

Want To Add 4 Years to Your Life? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new study has uncovered that those with close religious affiliations tended to live up to four years longer compared to non-religious persons. The four-year extra longevity was found after considering other factors that could affect mortality including marital status and sex.

Lead author Laura Wallace explained, Religious affiliation had nearly as strong an effect on longevity as gender does, which is a matter of years of life.

What exactly is the cause of added longevity through religion? Is it prayer? Is it the power of a God? The researchers speculate it has to do with community and being social, which other studies have linked with longevity.

Co-author Baldwin Way added, The study provides persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives.

Another finding showed religious affiliation and longevity may also be more effective for those living in certain areas, compared to others. For example, in smaller towns, people were found to live longer with strong religious affiliation compared to larger towns 6.48 years versus four years.

Several studies have explored the fact that volunteering and partaking in social groups is a key factor in a long life and this study reaffirms this.

Wallace continued, We found that volunteerism and involvement in social organizations only accounted for a little less than one year of the longevity boost that religious affiliation provided. Theres still a lot of the benefit of religious affiliation that this cant explain.

Another aspect that could explain how religious affiliation leads to longevity is that many religious beliefs circle around healthier habits and deter its followers from engaging in unhealthy habits. Furthermore, practicing religion has been shown to reduce stress.

The positive health effects of religion spill over to the non-religious in some specific situations. The spillover effect only occurs in highly religious cities that arent too concerned about everyone conforming to the same norms. In those areas, non-religious people tend to live as long as do religious people, said Wallace.

Although the study did have some limitations, it still reveals a positive association between religious affiliation and longevity.

Reprinted with permission from Bel Marra Health.

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14:00

Sticks and stone series: Racist slurs and nicknames for the British "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Bife literally meaning steak, but sounding like beef. A slang term in Portugal. Feminine form, bifa, mainly used to refer to English female tourists. Brit shortened form of Briton. Britisher An archaic form of Briton, similar to Brit, always much more used in North America than Britain itself, but even there, it is outdated. An equivalent of the word [] The post Sticks and stone series: Racist slurs and nicknames for the British appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

Why Is a Retired Accountant From Texas Risking His Life To Sail to Gaza? "IndyWatch Feed War"

On the heels of the Great March of Return in Gaza, when Israeli soldiers killed 112 Palestinian protesters and wounded thousands more, a four-ship Freedom Flotilla will set sail for Gaza this month from a port in the Mediterranean Sea. Although it is an act of piracy for Israel to confiscate ships in international waters, Continue reading "Why Is a Retired Accountant From Texas Risking His Life To Sail to Gaza?"

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14:00

Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump Jockeying for Power in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian bombs rained down on towns of southern Syria as an estimated 320,000 civilians fled for their lives. Over the past several weeks tens of thousands walked to the Jordanian and Israeli borders hoping to escape the onslaught. Rula Amin, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency UNHCR, based in Jordan, told me the displaced Continue reading "Netanyahu, Putin, and Trump Jockeying for Power in Syria"

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14:00

10 Awesome Genetics Pedigree Worksheet Answers Pics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

19 best chapter 1 section 2 the nature science data analysis using excel solved biological genetics the pedigree below shows the i dihybrid crosses worksheet answers webmart genetics practice problems pedigree tables codominance punnett square punnett squares biology genetics practice problems pedigree tables human...

14:00

Mississippi Museum of Art Announces New Exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Jeffrey Gibson. AMERICAN HISTORY (JB), 2015.

Pubished July 14, 2018

September 8, 2018 January 27, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson, Head On, 2013.

JACKSON, Miss. The Mississippi Museum of Art (the Museum) announces that it will present Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer, the first major survey of work by contemporary artist Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972), from September 8, 2018 through January 27, 2019, in its Gertrude C. Ford Galleries for the Permanent Collection. Organized by and currently on view at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), Like A Hammer showcases Gibsons acclaimed multi-disciplinary work from 2011 to the present. The exhibition is being presented with generous support from the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation.

Gibson is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and is half Cherokee.
Like A Hammer features approximately 65 objects, including large and mid-sized figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of his signature Everlast beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and videos. Chronicling a pivotal moment in the artists career, when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage, the exhibition displays Gibsons unique ability to incorporate Indigenous aesthetic...

14:00

Navajo Nation & Hopi Tribe Reaffirm Their Support of the Navajo Generating Station "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona  Navajo Times | Krista Allen

Published July 14, 2018

WINDOW ROCK On Thursday, leaders of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe reaffirmed their support for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station for the benefit of the Navajo and Hopi people. The current two-year agreement allows for NGS to continue operating until the end of 2019.

The Navajo Nation has selected a potential new owner and new operator that would allow for the continuation of the Navajo Generating Station beyond 2019. Negotiations with Avenue Capital as the new potential owner and Middle River Power as the new potential operator have begun.

We look forward to the negotiations that need to take place and the continued collaboration with NGS owners in ensuring the transfer of assets, President Russell Begaye said. This selection is a preliminary stage of the process. No contracts have been signed. MRP has been given the opportunity to move forward in becoming the new owner of NGS. We will do everything we can to make sure this is a successful partnership.

Navajo and Hopi leaders agree that there is much at stake in the negotiations including hundreds of high skilled jobs and a significant source of revenues that provide direct services to Navajo and Hopi people.

Navajo Generating Station

The Hopi Tribe remains hopeful that these negotiations will be successful for the economic benefit of th...

14:00

Cherokee Nation Buys Property Near Oaks Indian Mission "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cherokee Nation

Published July 14, 2018

Ownership preserves, protects nearby historic cemetery, school

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. The Cherokee Nation purchased 60.81 acres near Oaks Indian Mission in Delaware County earlier this month, to help preserve and protect the area, which abuts an historic cemetery and is near a residential school for mostly Native children.

The Cherokee Nation closed on the property July 2.

The tribe believes in protecting sites that are historically significant as well as preserving it for the betterment of our tribal citizens and environment, Principal Chief Bill John Baker said.  The Cherokee Nation is also stronger for the future when we add land within the jurisdiction of the tribe to our land base.

Oaks Mission is a historic place for the Cherokee Nation. Moravian missionaries established missions among the Cherokee in the 1800s. After removal on the Trail of Tears, the mission was re-established in Oaks. The Moravian missionaries ultimately closed the mission, but it was reopened as a Lutheran mission in 1902. Today, it serves as a residential school for mostly Native children.

The tribe purchased the property from Tran & Tran, LLC. There are no immediate plans for the property.

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14:00

Children of the Opioid Epidemic "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

PBS photo

Published July 14, 2018

WASHINGTON  The United States addiction epidemic has reached alarming rates and is showing no signs of slowing. To illustrate this point, synthetic opioids were responsible for over 20 thousand overdose deaths in 2016.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that Native American overdose deaths rose faster than any other group between 1999 and 2015, so this is an issue that hits home especially close to home.

Regardless of who is addicted, some may argue that its the children who suffer the most. Addiction is a disease that can affect virtually anyone, including parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Its time to explore the ways that our addiction epidemic is impacting our children.

Foster care placements are skyrocketing

When parents are addicted, the children often end up in the foster care system. Unfortunately, addiction replaces everything in a persons life including parenting. Children may end up dirty, neglected or abused while their parents are high or in search of drugs. And sadly, sometimes children end up in foster care after their parents overdose.

Ohio has seen alarming increases in foster care placements recently. Opioids are the main reason why theyre seeing a 19 percent increase in kids removed from their parents care since 2010. In West Virginia, the number of children in foster care increased 24 percent between 2012 and 2016.

Children are overdosing

To say we are a nation in crisis is no understatement. But its the only logical conclusi...

14:00

Movie Night-- Eat The Rich... Or Feed Them To Pigs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




My friend Mike is a film critic and every week he sends me a list of coming releases and invites me to see them. Since I had my stem cell replacement operation, I've had to avoid movie theaters. I hadn't been to one in about 2 years. But one of the films looked interesting this week, Lauren Greenfield's Generation Wealth. I liked another movie she made a few years ago, The Queen of Versailles, which had given me plenty of ammo to use in posts. I imagined Generation Wealth would be as political. Instead, it was like a long, long, long advertisement for new her photo book. And did it ever suck! I hated every single character in it, especially Greenfield, although watching how she framed her very bright young son, Noah-- who she should have made the unscripted narrator if she wanted to save this nightmare-- was interesting.

At least Generation Wealth reminded me about two movies by Jamie Johnson that successfully accomplished what Greenfield didn't. Johnson's Born Rich (2003) is at the bottom of the page. Here's The One Percent (2006):



Johnson received some Emmy nominations for his work. That's not going to happen with Generation Wealth, which, if it wasn't already sickening enough, had some gratuitous Trump scenes. Rupert Neate reviewed Generation Wealth for The Guardian and I think he liked it more than I did. "Greenfield," he wrote, "introduces us to characters all motivated by the accumulation of wealth. 'No matter how much people had, they still wanted more,' Greenfield says of her subjects. We meet Florian Homm, a hedge fund manager living in self-imposed exile in Germany to avoid extradition to the US where he has been sentenced to 225 years in jail. Smoking cigars and dripping in gold, Homm, who became known as 'the antichrist of finance' for ripping off his investors for hundreds of millions of dollars, tells Greenfiel...

14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00012 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 0.85 AUD
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13:59

BATTLE ROYALE: 6 GOVERNORS STORM EKITI "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

REC: 667,270 eligible to vote says result to be transmitted electronically today APC, PDP offer money to voters US, UK, EU envoys, others to monitor election   Ahead of todays governorship contest in Ekiti State, no fewer than six governors and three diplomats yesterday stormed the Fountain of Knowledge, in a renewal of hostilities that []

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13:58

Shaffy Bello: Life has taught me fame doesnt bring happiness "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Love Me Jeje, saw Shaffy Bello Akinrimiss velvet voice at its finest. After a career lull on a sojourn in the United States of America, the actor cum singer is fully back to Nigeria. Making her most recent in the forthcoming movie, Lara and The Beat, upon her return, shed also starred in the unique []

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13:55

Nigeria on the brink of anarchy Agol "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Pastor Tracy Ebun Agol is a chieftain of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and a former governorship aspirant in Edo State during the 2016 gubernatorial election in the state. The social commentator and the co-coordinator of Global Seven for Human Right Peace and Justice spoke with OJIEVA EHIOSUN on a number of national issues. []

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13:55

BARS IN THE OPEN: NIGERIANS DRINKING MORE LIQUOR DESPITE ECONOMIC HARDSHIP "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The tough economic situation in the land, has stirred reactions and lamentations from many Nigerians, but not from alcohol lovers. They still congregate daily at drinking joints, especially those in the open, despite the complaints of excruciating hardship in the country. ISIOMA MADIKE reports   At night, in many parts of Lagos, bars in the []

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13:54

Murder: Police, family differ on prosecution of Khadijat Oluboyos killer "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

 as friends, varsity mourn     The Ondo State Police Command has said delay in charging Adeyemi Saidu (Alao), the prime suspect in the murder of Khadijat Oluboyo, daughter of immediate past deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Lasisi Oluboyo, to court is due to the uncooperative attitude of the parents of the deceased. The []

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13:53

SOKOTO MASSACRE: Our attackers only came to kill "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Various communities in some parts of Sokoto State have been gripped by fear and anxiety as a result of the influx of armed bandits from neighbouring Zamfara State This is coming on the heels of the terrible tragedy that occurred on July 9 when dozens of armed bandits attacked and killed scores of people of []

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13:51

2019: Obasanjo, PDP leaders meet today "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Buhari will account for Abacha loot, says Secondus   Top leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including members of the partys National Working Committee (NWC), will on Saturday meet with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The parley, Saturday Telegraph gathered, is aimed at consolidating strategies aimed at ousting the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from []

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13:50

Sex-for-marks: Stigmatisation fear forces UNILAG girl into hiding "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Saturday Telegraph can authoritatively confirm that the former student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, Miss Joy Nwanna, who accused a lecturer in the institutions Department of English, Prof. Segun Awonusi, of sexual harassment, has refused to meet the panel to defend her allegation. This was as the Prof. Chioma Agonma-led panel set up []

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13:50

I shot car dealer so that I wouldnt pay N1m balance Suspect "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mr Abulkareem Sheu is the project manager of a company owned by his elder brother. He tried to kill a car dealer, Mr Yakubu Ayuba, in order to avoid paying him his N1million balance for a car he bought. The attempted murder stunned everyone who knew Sheu or had had dealings with him. Sheu, who []

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13:50

While Left Calls For Socialism, Millions Have Perished Under Socialist Regimes "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

While Left Calls For Socialism, Millions Have Perished Under Socialist Regimes By Stefan Stanford All News Pipeline TDC Note If youve not seen the chart that Deagel published several years ago it is rather eye-opening in a food-for-thought kind...

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13:49

Lessons from Jackson - Discussion in Worcester, NY "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A discussion in Worcester, MA and that focused on the Jackson Rising book, the Jackson-Kush Plan, and the formation of Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of cooperatives and grassroots institutions that aim to build a "solidarity economy."

13:49

Australia urgently needs and independent assessment of options regarding its nuclear waste management "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Matt Canavans urgent new nuclear waste dump: The devil is in the detail https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/australias-nuclear-waste-the-devil-is-in-the-detail,11675 9 July 2018, 

Rather than a hasty new nuclear waste dump, what is urgently needed is an independent and open assessment of the full range of options for managing Australias radioactive waste, writes Dave Sweeney.

IT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM that has taken 60 years to make and will last 10,000 years, but according to Canberra, it will be sorted by Christmas.

Radioactive waste management has been a challenge for successive Federal governments, with communities across South Australia and the Northern Territory consistently rejecting plans for the dumping and storage of wastes in their region. Now the pressure is right back on regional South Australia, with a concerted Federal push to locate a site either near Kimba on the Eyre Peninsula, or Hawker in the iconic Flinders Ranges.

The plan sounds straightforward: take radioactive waste from around Australia to a central site, where low-level material would be disposed of and higher-level wastes st...

13:48

Sani Danja: People prefer my acting but i love music more "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As far as involvement in Kannywood, as the movie industry up north is known, goes, Sani Musa Danja is as notable a figure as you can find. The father of four who is also involved in music, spoke to ADEDAYO ODULAJA on how music paved way for his acting career while urging government to fully []

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13:47

Mangroves and their deforestation may emit more methane than we thought "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mangroves, the dense tangled forests that buffer land from sea in many coastal areas of the tropics, are renowned for their ability to store carbon and help fight climate change. But new research finds mangroves may emit more carbon as methane than previously estimated emissions made even worse by deforestation. The ability of mangroves to sequester carbon in the ground termed blue carbon is unparalleled, with previous research finding a tract of mangrove can bury 40 times more carbon than a similarly sized area of rainforest. But what exactly happens to this carbon once its in the ground has been something of a mystery. So scientists at universities in Australia decided to find out by examining the soil carbon stored beneath mangroves in Queensland. Dr. Judith Rosentreter, a coauthor of the study, in a mangrove creek in North Queensland, Australia. Her research interest are in carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emissions from mangrove ecosystems. Photo by Jacob Yeo Their results, published in Science Advances, reveal that mangrove soil carbon doesnt remain stored in perpetuity. Some of it is transformed from carbon dioxide (CO2) to methane (CH4) by tiny microorganisims called archea, and is then released back into the atmosphere. Methane has a much bigger warming impact than carbon dioxide 34 to 86 times more powerful so even a bit of methane has the potential to offset mangrove CO2 storage. Ultimately, the team found that the methane released from mangrove soil carbon offsets blue carbon burial

Scientists urge Indonesian president to nix dam in orangutan habitat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

JAKARTA Twenty-five of the worlds top environmental scientists have lambasted plans to construct a hydroelectric dam in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, because it would threaten the rarest species of great ape on Earth. The scientists, members of the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers & Thinkers (ALERT), outlined their concerns in a letter addressed to President Joko Jokowi Widodo, which was hand-delivered to the office of the presidents chief of staff, or KSP, on July 10. The scientists said the $1.6 billion hydropower project threatened the Batang Toru forest in North Sumatra province, home to the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis). The species was only described last year, but is already teetering on the brink of extinction, as its habitat in the Batang Toru ecosystem continues to be fragmented by infrastructure projects. Over the course of three generations, the population of Tapanuli orangutans has plummeted by 83 percent, leaving fewer than 800 individuals surviving in a tiny tract of forest less than one-fifth the size of the metropolitan area that comprises Indonesias capital, Jakarta. The Batang Toru hydropower project could be the death knell for the Tapanuli orangutan, according to William F. Laurance, a tropical ecologist at Australias James Cook University, who led a major study of the species and described it as the rarest and most gravely endangered great ape on Earth. I cannot imagine anywhere else in the world where a project like this would even be seriously entertained, he told Mongabay by email. The Batang Toru project will slice

13:45

People's Cities: A Summit "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This event was Co-sponsored by Urban Democracy Lab, NYU Collaborative on Global Urbanism, Department of Metropolitan Studies, and Deutsches Haus at NYU. Will cities save us? In the last decades we have witnessed a resurgent interest in cities, accompanied by a great deal of urban optimism, even in the face of the exclusion and inequalities of our cities. Cities have become a privileged

13:44

PREYING ON PEOPLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

People believe what they want to believe and if a latter day 'John Frum' comes along offering the uneducated and the gullible something at a substantial discount over the standard cost that  everyone else has to pay then there are those who will leap at the chance to cook their snook at the Government especially when it is dressed up in the cloak of Maori sovereignty.

Up here in Northland we have a group calling itself the Tikanga Maori Law Society o Nutireni.    It takes it lead from the Exodus Movement lead by a fake Komatua resident in Oz.   You can read his nonsense here.  The organisation arrogates to itself the right to issue drivers licenses, vehicle number plates and warrants of fitness (all for a fee).    It is impossible to have any sort of dialogue with those who choose to believe the garbage pedaled.    I have never held much truck with ex-Labour Party Minister Dover Samuels but he had it right in describing this mob as "thriving on ignorance and intimidation".

You can fairly ask why the Police don't act to pull over and order off the road vehicles with pretend registrations.   Their response ... 'it's just not worth the hassle .... we issue an infringement notice and they don't pay.   We have more important things to do with our time'.

It take issue with that.   The Courts has the power to issue an Attachment Order against a persons wages or benefit payments in order to recover unpaid fines.    That can attract a fee ($102) which is added to the fine.     The Courts have the tools and should be far more proactive in the issuing of such orders.


13:42

250,000 "Stop Trump" Protesters in London "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Common Dreams reports

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators took to the streets of London and in separate protests across the U.K. on Friday [July 13] in a massive and historic show of opposition to a sitting U.S. president.

After Donald Trump was greeted with angry protesters as he arrived in London on Thursday to meet with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, a 20-foot-tall Trump baby blimp took flight over the city early on Friday as the massive "Carnival of Resistance" protests--which are slated[1] to last through the weekend--kicked off.

250,000 people are protesting #TogetherAgainstTrump in central London right now! #resist #carnivalofresistance

[...] Several of the events have been organized by the Stop Trump Coalition, which played a key role in Trump's previous canceled trips and [who] warns that "Trumpism directly threatens steps towards tackling" several issues including inequality, peace and disarmament, climate change, fighting discrimination--"particularly against already marginalized groups like migrants and Muslims"--and corporate greed. The Trump administration's family separation policy has further fueled widespread outrage and opposition to his visit.

[1] I'm not crazy about their page construction, but WOW! are they ever organized otherwise.

Metro News notes

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13:39

Enemies Within The enemy has clearly stated their intent and mission to the rest of the world "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Who Kept Putting Strzok in Charge? A paramount question remains, does America recognize it has a serious problem, and if does, is it willing to do what is absolutely necessary to take care of that problem, effectively, expediently, and without prejudice? Certainly time is going to tell. And the time on the clock is running []

13:35

23 Best Of solving Multi Step Equations Word Problems Worksheet Pdf Pictures "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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13:32

UK police claim to have found bottle containing 'Novichok' nerve agent in Amesbury victim's house "IndyWatch Feed World"

UK police claim to have found bottle containing 'Novichok' nerve agent in Amesbury victim's house | 13 July 2018 | UK police say they have found the source of the nerve agent that allegedly poisoned two people in Amesbury, killing one. They claim the source appears to be a small bottle discovered in one of the victim's homes. The bottle was apparently found in Charlie Rowley's house in Amesbury on Wednesday. "Scientists have now confirmed to us that the substance contained within the bottle is Novichok," a Friday statement by police said. Investigators say they've not yet determined how a bottle of supposedly weapons-grade chemicals ended up in Rowley's home, or if there are more like it around.

13:30

Australian company Silex pulls out of U.S. laser uranium enrichment projects "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Silex pulls out of U.S. laser enrichment projects, JUNE 13, 2018

 Silex Systems Limited, an Australian company that own the Silex laser enrichment technology, announced that it will not be participating in the restructuring of the Global Laser Enrichment (GLE), a venture that was set up by General Electric and Hitachi to use the technology to build uranium enrichment facilities in the United States. Canadian company Cameco joined the project in 2008.

In 2012 GLE obtained a license to build an enrichment facility in Wilmington, NC. That project, however, was put on hold as the demand for enrichment services dropped after Fukushima. In 2014, GLE expressed interest in building a facility in Paducah, at the site of the gaseous diffusion plant closed down in 2013. The new plant was supposed to enrich tails of the old enrichment operation to produce natural-grade uranium. In November 2016 GLE secured an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy to acquire the tails. In April 2016, however, GE-Hitachi announced its intent to leave GLE. Silex Systems considered acquiring the GE-Hitachi stake in the company (which is 76%), but now ti decided against it.

In addition, Silex said it intends to give notice to GLE of the termination of the SILEX technology license unless circumstances change dramatically in the short term. This most likely means that all plans to build a Silex-based commercial uranium enrichment facility in the United States are now terminated.

13:30

The Hammer Is Falling, The Plan Is On Track (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Hammer Is Falling, The Plan Is On Track Video X22 Report The SEC is looking into why Facebook didnt report the data breach with Cambridge. Strzok was testifying in front of the House and he couldnt remember anything...

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13:30

Daily sudoku "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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13:26

Something Rotten About the DOJ Indictment of the GRU by Publius Tacitus "IndyWatch Feed War"

Assistant Attorney General Rosenstein announced a bizarre indictment against Russian military intelligence operatives today that, rather than confirming the case of "Russian meddling" in the U.S. 2016 Presidential election raises more questions. Here are the major oddities: How did the...

13:22

An AI learnt to drive an autonomous car in 20 minutes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Like DeepMind and OpenAI, Wayves new autonomous vehicle learns to drive using reinforcement learning to stay within a lane.

13:22

How to predict the side effects of millions of drug combinations "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An example graph of polypharmacy side effects derived from genomic and patient population data, proteinprotein interactions, drugprotein targets, and drugdrug interactions encoded by 964 different polypharmacy side effects. The graph representation is used to develop Decagon. (credit: Marinka Zitnik et al./Bioinformatics)

Millions of people take up to five or more medications a day, but doctors have no idea what side effects might arise from adding another drug.*

Now, Stanford University computer scientists have developed a deep-learning system (a kind of AI modeled after the brain) called Decagon** that could help doctors make better decisions about which drugs to prescribe. It could also help researchers find better combinations of drugs to treat complex diseases.

13:21

More spent nuclear fuel rods from Lucas Heights reactor to go to France, returned later "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

France signs agreement with Australia on research reactor fuel reprocessing, JULY 9, 2018 Mycle Schneider

On 6 July 2018, the French Official Journal published a decree making formal a 23 November 2017 inter-governmental agreement for AREVA NC (now Orano) to reprocess at La Hague spent fuel from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) research reactor OPAL.

The reprocessing of OPAL spent fuel at the La Hague facility is foreseen to occur between January 2019 and 31 December 2034. The ownership of the extracted plutonium and uranium will be transferred to Orano. The plutonium is to be used in a civil reactor.

The reprocessing wastes are to be shipped back to Australia until 31 December 2035, unless the contract is extended for additional quantities of fuel. In that case, the very last date for waste return is 31 December 2040.

The quantity of spent fuel covered under the agreement and contract is up to 3.6 tons. Under a previous agreement, 0.236 tons of OPAL spent fuel have been reprocessed at La Hague by the end of 2014.

As of the end of 2017, of the...

13:15

Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Sends Four Word Letter to TransCanada on Keystone Pipeline: We Will Be Waiting "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after White House Tribal Nations Conference. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published July 13, 2018

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D.  Sometimes Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Fraizer believes less is more. It certainly did on Thursday as he sent TransCanada a letter on the companys plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) near the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He used only four words the main body of the letter to make his message clear to the oil company:

We will be waiting.

The letter was addressed to Nadine Busmann, Sr. Manager, Indigenous Relations for Governance and the U.S. at TransCanada and sent via email.

Reached by telephone Friday evening by Native News Online, Chairman Fraizer said the Sioux Nation will be ready to fight the TransCanada.

I have been talking to the different tribes from the Sioux Nation in South Dakota and we are willing to fight this pipeline, Chairman Fraizer says. Fraizer, who was one of the tribal leaders who opposed the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock has long opposed the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

The proposed KXL Project is a 1700-mile long crude oil pipeline that would transport between 700,000 to 900,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The 1700-mile-long pipeline will extend from Alberta, Canada and pass through the states of Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on its way to the Gulf of Mexico.

The crude oil is also known as tar-sand oil. What are the tar sands? The tar sands or bitumen is mixture of sand, clay and heavy crude oil. The process to rid the oil of the sand is an environmental nightmare.

...

13:06

Senior Dog Abandoned In Port Wasn't Sure She Could Trust Her Rescuers "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

After being abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles, Oolu somehow ended up in the middle of a busy port, running amongst shipping crates and trying to find a safe place to hide. The poor senior dog was scared and disoriented, until a kind man named Al Ritch discovered her and began feeding her and keeping her safe until he could find someone to come out and help her. 

Credit: Hope for Paws

After confining Oolu in a safe, enclosed space where she couldnt run away or get hurt, Ritch contacted Hope for Paws, and rescuers Loreta Frankonyte and Eldad Hagar drove out to the port to meet sweet Oolu. When they arrived, they approached her slowly, as they didnt want to scare her, and the confused senior dog watched them from a safe distance. 

Credit: Hope for Paws

Wanting to gain Oolus trust as quickly as possible, Frankonyte quickly pulled out some food shed brought  

Credit: Hope for Paws

and Oolu eagerly accepted it, slowly inching closer to her new friends as she accepted some much-deserved treats. 

Credit:...

13:05

European Allies Plan To Continue Trade With Iran "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

European Allies Plan To Continue Trade With Iran from Safe Haven While the White Houses frenzied anti-Iran campaign has entailed unprecedented attempts to twist the arms of the United States traditional European allies, the pressure may be backfiring a...

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13:03

Taxpayers pay up for Kimba and Hawker residents to be nuclear-educated at Lucas Heights "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

$350k of flights to get nuclear reactions 
Taxpayers have coughed up nearly $350,000 to fly 225 Kimba and Hawker residents to Sydney to learn about nuclear waste, new figures reveal(subscribers only)
https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/federal-government-flies-225-country-residents-to-sydney-to-learn-about-nuclear-waste-ahead-of-august-20-ballot/news-story/432c509816a37f2918c6b7dd7ac85d9c

Nuclear waste debate soars to nearly $350,000 in tax-payer funded trips   the Australian (subscribers only)

13:00

Your Body Literally Glows With Light "IndyWatch Feed World"

The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day.

Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels which can be seen with the naked eye. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light.

To learn more about this faint visible light, scientists in Japan employed extraordinarily sensitive cameras capable of detecting single photons.

Five healthy male volunteers in their 20s were placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours.


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13:00

Whaleoil wisdom "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This piece of Whaleoil wisdom was brought to you by the Whaleoil Store. Visit us now and find the perfect piece of Whaleoil swag for your collection.     The post Whaleoil wisdom appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:58

Injured Horse Stuck In River Was Just Waiting For Someone To Notice Him "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

After a horse was abandoned in Cardiff, Wales, he somehow injured himself and was wandering through a field all alone when he came across a small river. He went down into the river to try and soothe his leg injury but unfortunately, he was unable to climb out of the river on his own. Tired and sore, the horse waited patiently there in the river until, finally, someone noticed him. 

Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA received a call about the horse and his plight, and rescuers quickly rushed out to the river to assess the situation. The horse appeared to be too injured and stuck for rescuers to get him out on their own, so they called on the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service for a little extra help. They were able to use their equipment to carefully pull the horse up to safety. 

Were so grateful to South Wales Fire & Rescue Service, who were able to assist us and get this horse out of the [river], Selina Griffiths, an inspector with the RSPCA, said in a press release. 

Credit: RSPCA

Once the horse was safely out of the river, he was taken in by the RSPCAs Cymru shelter, where he was looked over and the extent of his injuries was carefully assessed. 

Sadly, we found the horse to have a serious leg injury, and he is now in our care and requiring urgent care and support, Griffiths said. 

Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA still has no idea...

12:58

Mark Harmon Racing: Latest Stock Car Honors Veterans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Health Editors Note: The Journey Home Project was founded by Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels.  NASCAR driver Mike Harmon teamed with the veterans non-profit, The Journey Home Project, to bring veteran awareness to the race track.  Hats off to Mike Harmon..Carol Military personnel gather to celebrate NASCAR driver Mike Harmons latest stock car []

12:52

Woman Loses Dog Then Spots Him On TV 3 Years Later "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Since Dodger was a puppy, Lucy Fraustro knew he was special  his large white head seemed out of proportion with his tiny body, and his wide smile stretched from ear to ear.

So when Dodger suddenly went missing from her yard in October 2015, Fraustro was heartbroken.

Credit: Danny Bress

I went outside to feed my dogs and they were nowhere to be found, Fraustro told The Dodo. I called all my friends and family to help me look for them. We put up flyers around the neighborhood. I drove to different shelters around my area, but I had no luck.

Fraustro didnt want to believe that her dogs were really gone, but after two months of visiting shelters, she finally gave up.

I thought I'd never see my dogs again, Fraustro said. When they left, they took a piece of my heart with them. I never replaced my dogs because losing them was too painful.

But nearly three years later, Dodger returned to Fraustros life just as suddenly as he had left it.

Credit: Best Friends Animal Society

Early on July 4, Fraustro was watching "Good Day L.A.," a local morning show, when a segment came on the air promoting free adoptions through Best Friends Animal Society called Pay It Forward.

One of the dogs featured was a grey and white pit bull named Butler. Fraustro immediately recognized the large, white head and wide grin.

When I first saw Dodger on TV I couldn't believe it, Fraustro said. I screamed, Oh my God! That's Dodger! That's my dog! Oh my God!

Credit:...

12:51

Updated List of Mueller Indictments: More Than 80% Are Russians Who (If They Are Real People) Will Never Face US Courts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

The Mueller witch hunt is reaching new heights.   With the 12 Russians indicted today, the corrupt Mueller team has now indicted 31 individuals and 3 companies, with more than 80% of the indictments related to Russians who we really dont even know if they are real or whether they did anything to interfere in our 2016 election.   These indictments today only diminish the validity of the witch hunt by adding more fake indictments to the already pitiful list. 

Dirty and Corrupt Cop Robert Mueller and his team of conflicted liberal attorneys and investigators are seeing their unconstitutional witch hunt fall apart.  It seems like on a daily basis more and more information becomes available of the entire gangs unlawful acts.  In spite of this, they charge forward hiring more troops while working with their mainstream media (MSM) to report their unlawful and phony leaks planned to keep their criminal conspiracy alive.  Todays actions were no different.

Corrupt and dirty cop Mueller started the witch hunt more than one year ago, on May 17, 2017, and began looking into individuals with any relationship with President Trump.  Muellers team were not interested in crimes that President Trump committed.  There are none.  Instead, Mueller went after anyone with any relationship to the President and any other fake indictments with Russians they can create.  Muellers entire team has serious conflicts of interest and his investigation is unconstitutional, but this has not deterred Mueller.

Dirty Cop Mueller and his team went ahead and indicted some individuals related to the President and then he apparently made up other individuals out of thin air and indicted them too.  Heres an updated list of the indictments and their current status.

12 Russian Intelligence Officers

FOX News reported today

The Justice Department on July 13 announced that 12 Russian intelligence officers were indicted for allegedly hacking the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and...

12:46

Strzok Hoisted on His Own Petard "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

FBI agent Peter Strzok may be soon "thrown under the bus" in the ongoing investigation into Clinton's emails and his alleged role in the Russia-gate investigation, comments Ray McGovern.

12:45

8 Red Flags That It Is Time to End Your Relationship For Good "IndyWatch Feed World"

Relationships require a lot of hard work, oftentimes one person ends up putting in all the work while the other does nothing. This can and is a huge issue.

The amount of effort coming from both sides can either make or break a relationship. You are both going to go through a ton of rough patches and you have to make it through together. No relationship is perfect. We have all been taught to make the best of those bad days and hope for the best.

That being said sometimes things are bad, really bad to the point of needed to part ways. Not every relationship is worth saving. You have to learn how to pinpoint these relationships early on if you want to save yourself emotional damage. If you would be better off taking the high road then do it!

There is no point in staying in a relationship that is going nowhere. You should not be forced to stay with someone who is not putting in an effort or even someone who has become toxic to you. If you think you may be in a relationship that you need to get out of check below to see if you have noticed any of the signs and if you have, get out while you still can!

Signs it is time to end the relationship:

1. You have trouble communicating.

He doesnt listen to you like he did in the beginning. Now when you try to talk he ignores you or gets mad because youre making a big deal out of nothing.

2. You are no longer happy in your relationship.

If you arent happy then whats the point? You should be with someone who makes sure that you are happy not someone who constantly brings you down.

3. Your relationship has more bad days than good days.

As I mentioned above, no relationship is perfect. However, the good should outweigh the bad, if it doesnt there is something wrong.

4. Your partner is a bad influence on you.

If you think you are doing or becoming something that is not like who you truly get out. You should be with someone who doesnt push bad habits on you and someone who loves you for who you are.

5. You prefer to be away from your partner as much as possible.

You dread the time that you two spend together because of how fight-filled and frustrating it is now. There is something wrong and you are aware of the connection you two had is dying.

6. You are often forced to defend your partner and their actions.

Your friends and family are the first to notice. You have to justify his actions or lack thereof to everyone. Making excuses for his shortcomings will not get you anywhere.

7. You feel as if your partner does not support your goals.

You should always be supporting one another. If your partner is not on the same page as you then you need out. He needs to be willing to do whatever it...

12:43

Adopter Returns Abandoned Dog For The Silliest Reason "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Just before the holidays last December, a 3-year-old American bulldog mix named Frappuccino was found abandoned in a New York City apartment with a male dog and their litter of six puppies. Frappuccino spent the next several weeks alternating between the city shelter she was taken to and a foster home before finding someone who seemed to be the perfect adopter only to be returned less than two weeks later for eating her canine siblings food. 

Credit: Evelyne Cumps

Frappuccino, Cake Pop (the male dog) and their babies were separated once they entered the shelter system at NYC Animal Care and Control (NYCACC). The 10-week-old puppies were quickly adopted or placed with rescues while Frappuccino and Cake Pop found themselves set to be euthanized. Lisa Smith, an active foster for several rescues and owner of Canine Kindergarten, Inc. in Verplanck, New York, was contacted by volunteers at the shelter and pulled the adult dogs with the aid of AmsterDog Rescue

There were no behavioral reasons for them to end up on the kill list, Smith told The Dodo. They both passed their assessment at the shelter with flying colors.

Credit: NYCACC

The volunteers at NYCACC paid for Frappuccino and Cake Pop to be quarantined for two weeks at Northwind Kennels, located near Smith. Quarantining is a common safety measure to ensure the health of the dogs pulled and those they come into contact with. However, shortly after Frappuccino went into boarding, Smith was contacted by the kennels owner to let her know that Frappuccino was very ill. 

Smith rushed Frappuccino to the emergency vet, where it was discovered that she had pneumonia in both lungs. If Patty from Northwind Kennels hadnt called me, [Frappuccino] would have died there, Smit...

12:42

Nanomaterials that mimic nerve impulses (spikes) discovered "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nanomaterials that mimic nerve impulses (credit: Osaka University)

A combination of nanomaterials that can mimic nerve impulses (spikes) in the brain have been discovered by researchers at Kyushu Institute of Technology and Osaka University in Japan.

Current neuromorphic (brain-like) chips (such as IBMs neurosynaptic TrueNorth) and circuits (such as those based on the NVIDIA GPGPU, or general purpose graphical processing unit) are devices based on complex circuits that emulate only one part of the brains mechanisms: the learning ability of synapses (which connect neurons together).

12:41

US Episcopal Church adopts human rights resolutions for Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Church plans to institute human rights screening of companies in Israel and Palestine

12:40

Trumps Geopolitical Cruise "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Rostislav Ishchenko Translated by Ollie Richardson and Angelina Siard cross-posted with http://www.stalkerzone.org/rostislav-ishchenko-trumps-geopolitical-cruise/ source: https://ukraina.ru/opinion/20180713/1020609493.html The president of the United States Donald Trump put an appearance in at the NATO

12:40

Facebook Purges Over 80 Accounts in Sweeping Attack on the Alternative Media "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Facebook Purges Over 80 Accounts in Sweeping Attack on the Alternative Media by Phillip Schneider  Activist Post TDC Note What amazes me more than anything is the lack of an uprising no collective outcry, no active pursuit of a...

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12:37

Three women taken into police custody behind CVS on night of 1 October shooting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) Three women were taken into police custody behind the CVS located at 3758 S. Las Vegas Blvd on the night of the 1 October shooting sometime after the attack on the Route 91 venue had subsided.

The entire arrest was captured by Air 4s FLIR thermal imaging camera as the three female subjects were placed in handcuffs and detained curbside.

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12:36

10 Truths That Will Strengthen Your Connection With Yourself "IndyWatch Feed World"

We often forget that our lives have a deeper purpose. We allow the normal everyday motions to define us and we should not.

If you are having trouble staying connected with your true self-take the time to reflect on these things. These are the ten truths that will strengthen your connection with your true self. If you are disconnected try not to give into the black hole that is the status quo. Take back control of your life by using these simple reminders.

1. You are never alone.

You are always surrounded by energy. You do not need to think all has been lost when you havent even taken the time to look for it.

2. You should not compare yourself to others.

You can be just as successful as everyone else if you put your mind to it. You are your own worst enemy. Do not be envious.

3. You cannot control everything.

Life is not supposed to be about who controls who and how to keep each other in line. We are supposed to act out and be ourselves. There is no shame in that.

4. If you want to be productive you must be open to acceptance.

5. You are full of possibilities, all the answers you seek can be found within.

6. Fear does not have to be in control.

You are not supposed to let fear control you, there are ways to get around it. You must overcome your fears.

7. You are right where you belong.

You are where you need to be in every given moment. If you werent in the place you needed to be you would be somewhere else. We are all where we are for a reason.

8. You are enough.

There is nothing wrong with you. You are amazing and should never let anyone tell you different.

9. Everything is temporary.

Even the pain you deal with on a daily basis will go away someday. We are constantly evolving.

10. You will achieve your goals.

It is not something that happens overnight. You will end up where you want to be once you have made your way through where you need to be.

 

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12:33

Anna Von Reitz -- The Move to China "IndyWatch Feed World"

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Move to China



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Remember that I told you that the rats were moving their base of operations to China--- because the parasites are leaving one host and infecting another?

Well, here you have it in black and white, Campers.

15 USC 43

Federal District Court of China established in DC in 1943.

ICAN made the "Department of Commerce" into Commerce, Inc.

A "Registrar" is a designation under the supervision of the Secretary of Commerce.

The China Trade Act says that "the official Registrar shall be in China." That Act was passed in 1922 to set up a Chinese Corporation (evidently to replace the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation) with an agent in DC.

46 USC 12-101 then beats out the details of this "Registrar - Registry" scheme, in which shares of the "domain name" are sold to investors around the world. "Domain" is a synonym for "Estate".

So what are these bastards selling? Shares in your Estate.

Then 31 USC 9101 creates the convenient generation skipping arrangement, so the investors "inherit" everything and you get nothing.

So they are infringing on your natural Common Law copyright to your Given Name, just as I described it to you, by registering it. And then they are selling the right to use your NAME to bring charges against you.

The vermin are leasing your NAME t...

12:32

Anna Von Reitz -- Deliberate Confusion Between Fact and Fiction "IndyWatch Feed World"

Friday, July 13, 2018

Deliberate Confusion Between Fact and Fiction



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

People have been plaguing me this week with questions about the name game and the current status of the NAME game. Here is an update provided by a friend in Britain and his kindly comments on the subject.

I will only add that none of these incorporated entities have anything to do with the actual country or the Federation of States dba The United States of America --- and they are all infringing upon our Common Law Copyright and in violation of international law and treaty.

Put these references in a file on your computers and/or create a hard copy for your files, too, so that you have the information straight from the English side of it.

Do not mistake these facts as any proof of any actual ownership interest in our assets by England. These facts merely bear witness to piracy by English corporations and Breach of Trust by the British Government.

And next time someone asks you who or what THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (LTD.) is, you will have the answer at your fingertips, ready to "prove" the issue to any Doubters left on the planet.

https://english.stackexchange.com//159018/the-usa-vs-the-us

See the attachment at: http://annavonreitz.com/usaidentityandfraudfromengland.pdf

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See this article and over 1100 others on Anna's website here: www.annavonre...

12:30

Europe learns a lesson in respect and Trump wins again "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

With an increasingly belligerent Putin on their doorstep, youd think the European Union would be eager to cultivate the friendship of the worlds strongest military power. Instead Europeans are doing as they have for 70 years, and sniping at America, even as they hide behind its skirts. Quote: EU commission president Donald Tusk, at a [] The post Europe learns a lesson in respect and Trump wins again appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:30

REPORT: House Conservatives Preparing to Impeach Rosenstein as Soon as Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House GOP lawmakers are preparing to push to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as soon as Monday, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows previously drafted the impeachment documents, however nothing has been filed yet.

GOP Congressmen are fed up with Rosensteins continued stonewalling of their probe of the FBIs and DOJs corruption, Spygate and Russiagate during the 2016 election.

Politico reported:

House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election.

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, in fact, had the impeachment document on the floor of the House at the very moment that Rosenstein spoke to reporters and TV cameras Friday.

Conservative sources say they could file the impeachment document as soon as Monday, as Meadows and Freedom Caucus founder Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) look to build Republican support in the House. One source cautioned, however, that the timing was still fluid.

It has not been filed today, was all Meadows spokesman Ben Williamson would say. Williamson declined to rule out whether Meadows intended to file the document next week.

Republicans could also try to hold Rosenstein in contempt of Congress, if they want to go a step before impeachment.

Friday, Rep. Mark Meadows hinted once again Rosenstein attempted to obstruct oversight.

Ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page appeared on Capitol Hill Friday for a closed-door deposition.

Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows dropped a bombshell Friday afternoon and said it appears the DOJ is continuing their efforts to keep material facts and even witnesses from Congress.

Meadows tweeted: Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing their efforts to keep material facts, and perhaps even witnesses, from Congress.

12:23

Moms Defense of Cheating Fortnite Kid Fails "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last year Epic Games decided to take several Fortnite cheaters to court, accusing them of copyright infringement.

Several of these lawsuits have been settled but there is one that proved to be somewhat of a challenge.

One of the alleged cheaters turned out to be a minor, whos now referred to by his initials C.R. in the Carolina District Court. The game publisher wasnt aware of this when it filed the lawsuit, but the kids mother let the company know, loud and clear.

This company is in the process of attempting to sue a 14-year-old child, the mother informed the Court last fall.

Among other defenses, the mother highlighted that the EULA, which the game publisher relies heavily upon in the complaint, isnt legally binding. The EULA states that minors require permission from a parent or legal guardian, which was not the case here.

Please note parental consent was not issued to [my son] to play this free game produced by Epic Games, INC, the mother wrote in her letter.

After this letter, things went quiet. Epic managed to locate and serve the defendant with help from a private investigator, but no official response to the complaint was filed. This eventually prompted Epic to request an entry of default.

However, the court wouldnt allow Epic to win this battle without a fight. Instead, it ruled that the mothers letter should be seen as a motion to dismiss the case, to see if there were grounds to rule in her sons favor.

This compelled Epic Games to respond to the mothers letter in court. According to the game developer, most of the mothers arguments failed to state a claim and were therefore irrelevant.

The only remaining issue was the lack of parental consent when C.R. agreed to the EULA and the Terms. However, in its response Epic Games pointed to jurisprudence, arguing that minors cant void contractual obligations while keeping the benefits of the same contract.

This week US District Court Judge Malcolm Howard ruled on whether the case should be dismissed or not.

According to the rules, a court has to view a motion to dismiss in the light most favorable to the accuser, which is Epic Games. After a careful review of the mothers letter, Judge Howard concludes that its not enough to drop the lawsuit.

As detailed in plaintiffs response memorandum, defendant has not shown that the complaint fails to allege sufficient facts t...

12:22

The Short Dark Triad Quiz That Will Measure Your Personal Dark Triad Traits "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most of us have heard of the dark triad, but not everyone really understands what it entails. Chances are you have more of these traits than you think.

Now, the short dark triad is a quiz that is supposed to be able to measure a persons dark triad personality traits. It helps to break down what dark sides they might have within. You see, the dark triad consists of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. We all tend to have small amounts of these traits in one form or another but those who have high levels of all three might be considered truly evil individuals.

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Now for those who do not know each of those traits are defined as follows:

Machiavellianism: A personality trait in which a person is so focused on their own interests that they will manipulate, deceive, and exploit others in order to achieve their own goals. People with high levels of this trait will be very disrespectful and deceitful. They do whatever they feel needs to be done regardless of what it might do to those around them.

Narcissism: This is basically extreme selfishness with a grandiose view of ones self. People with higher levels of this trait see themselves as superior to everyone else and crave admiration. Their sense of self-worth is quite exaggerated.

Psychopathy: This trait is one in which the person with it has very shallow emotional responses. It is marked by egocentric and antisocial activity. While this one is often mistaken by many it is not something you can hide if you are actually face to face with it.

Sure, finding out what your levels of each trait are might not sound like much but it could really put a lot of things into perspective. This test consists of about 27 statements that you will have to rate on whether or not you agree with them, yes it is that simple. To take the test click here.

Once you have taken the test feel free to compare your results with the results of others. Mine was nowhere near what I expected.

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12:22

NASA Will Pay You $100,000 To Stay In Bed For 60 Days! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Wouldnt you just love to carry on sleeping on a Monday morning without having to submit to the Monday morning blues and get ready for work? What type of heaven would you envisage if you were paid to stay in bed; it would be a glorious one wouldnt it? If only it were possible!!! But!! Hold it right there, dont be disappointed because what if we told you it is possible!! You can get paid a huge sum of money just staying in bed for two whole months and by you know who?? NASA no less!!!

Yes the American space agency NASA is paying $100,000 to stay in bed for 60 days. Find out why and if it is really too good to be true.

12:17

Planned nuclear dump sites Access denied to Barngarla Native Title Representative Body. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Everybody For A NUclear Free Future, 14 July 18, After claiming there was no aboriginal heritage issues at the proposed Kimba suppositories, DIIS denies entry to Barngarla Native Title Representative Body.

As part of that assessment team, which included some of the DAC board members here. Mr Brandon McNamara, whos a Barngarla elder, invited the department to come along to a board meeting on 3 March and that invitation was declined. There were also statements made to the assessment team that the engagement of Dr Gorring to carry out the assessment was premature, which we find quite surprising. If the department has already issued statements that theres no heritage and not provided information about what heritage assessments of its own it has made, to then make a comment that for Barngarla to carry out its own heritage assessments was premature is a bit surprising.

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12:15

91-Year-Old Twins From South Carolina Have Spent Nearly Every Day Together, Including Time In WWII "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via WISTV: A unique story nearly a century in the making! A set of 91-year-old twins, born and raised in the Midlands, have spent nearly every day of their lives together including while serving in World War II. nd after 91 years together, the two are still inseparable. Hampton and Raymond Caughman were born []

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12:00

Map of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

For a better view click on map The Awakening Todays quote: I like mind maps but I absolutely love Saturdays Saturdays are better than mind maps. Well there you go, enjoy whats left of an awesome day :) Mike The post Map of the day appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

12:00

Quantum Computing For Computer Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Quantum computing is coming, so a lot of people are trying to articulate why we want it and how it works. Most of the explanations are either hardcore physics talking about spin and entanglement, or very breezy and handwaving which can be useful to get a little understanding but isnt useful for applying the technology. Microsoft Research has a video that attempts to hit that spot in the middle practical information for people who currently work with traditional computers. You can see the video below.

The video starts with basics youd get from most videos talking about vector representation and operations. You have to get through about 17 minutes of that sort of thing until you get into qubits. If you glaze over on math, listen to the index array explanations [Andrew] gives after the math and youll be happier.

Billing the Deutsch Oracle as an example of why quantum computing is superior makes us nervous. The premise is you can identify a black box in one operation as opposed to two in a classical computer. The problem is that to do that, you need to modify the black box to take an extra bit. Well, if I can modify the black box to take an extra bit (in a different way) with a classical computer, I can identify the function in one operation, also. However, it is a good explanation of a fundamental concept it just doesnt bear scrutiny that it demonstrates the advantage of quantum.

It might be better, in our opinion, to show how it mirrors parallelism in classical computing. For example, if I can modify my black box to do the same operation on two bits in parallel, I get the same result. The quantum modification granted is simpler, but it still required you to add an extra bit and modify the black box.

The video closes with some live demos using the Microsoft tools. If you watch this video and want to do some hands-on in your browser or even a real machine you might enjoy our tutorial series. If you are trying to just explain or understand quantum computing at a higher level, the IBM videos are a lot more breezy.

11:59

Indictment of Russian Intelligence Operatives Should Quell Harebrained Conspiracy Theories on DNC Hack "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone pauses while speaking to members of the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Sept. 26, 2017.

11:53

People Spot Majestic Wild Rhino Then Notice He's Limping "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Anyone who gets to see an enormous black rhino in the wild is surely stricken with a sense of sheer awe but when people in South Africa spotted a wild rhino this week, what struck them was not his power and strength but his vulnerability. 

Credit: Saving the Survivors

The rhino, who came to be called Spartacus, was limping and obviously in pain. 

"He was shot in the upper right front limb, in an attempt to poach his horns," Saving the Survivors, an organization that fights to save wild animals who have been victims of poaching attempts, wrote on Facebook. "In the process [he] sustained a fracture of the humerus."

Credit: Saving the Survivors

A team of veterinarians rushed to help Spartacus. They put him under anesthesia and treated his wounds, giving him painkillers and an antibiotic, and comforting him as he slowly woke up. They will continue to monitor his recovery.

Last year, in South Africa alone, 1,028 rhinos were hunted down and killed so poachers could hack off their horns so every rhino life counts in the fight to save the species from extinction.

Credit: Saving the Survivors

Rhinos are under such imminent threat because rhino horn is valued as a cure-all in Asia, even though the substance is just keratin the same substan...

11:50

Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable? by Patrick J Buchanan Of President Donald Trumps explosion at Angela Merkels Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices. America pays more...

The post Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:50

That Viral Video Of A Chimp Hugging His 'Rescuer' Isn't What It Seems "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Inside a home, a baby chimp wearing a onesie jumps up and down as he wraps his little arms around a mans neck for a hug.

He nestles his furry head onto the mans shoulder as they embrace, calling out with loud screams of excitement.

Its a cute scene that has been shared millions of times online but the backstory is anything but heartwarming. Limbani the chimp is reuniting with his supposed rescuer, as the caption states, but its highly likely that he was actually bought from a breeder and torn away from his mother, animal welfare experts say.

Little Limbani has since spent his days living as if he were a pet and posing for selfies with visitors at Zoological Wildlife Foundation, an infamous for-profit zoo in Miami that presents itself as an endangered animal rescue. Guests can pay to pet and take photos with exotic animal residents, including tigers and monkeys a practice commonly associated with abuse and exploitation, and forbidden at true sanctuaries.

Instead of playing and leaping into trees with other chimps his age, which a reputable sanctuary would encourage, Limbani is regularly shown in photos riding around in a human toddler car seat and eating Popsicles.

Credit: Instagram/limbanizwf

Erika Fleury, program director for North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), says the false way this viral video has been framed as a special moment by major media brands such as CNN and CBS perpetuates the dangerous idea that this chimps lifestyle is acceptable and sustainable in the long term.

Although Limbani was supposedly rejected by his mother after birth, it is a very common practice for animal breeders to remove infant chimpanzees from the mothers shortly after birth in order to more easily handle and sell them, Fleury told The Dodo. [This results] in long-lasting and harmful repercussions throughout the chimpanzees entire life.

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11:42

Abandoned Dog Shows Rescuers The Secret She's Hiding In A Thicket "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Near Redlands, California, a young dog called Mama was dumped in a dry riverbed with only the kindness of strangers to help her survive.

Every day she traveled to a bridge where passersby would occasionally stop to give her food. A woman who drove a water truck regularly left the skinny dog bowls of cereal during the week.

After six months on her own, Mama faded to skin and bones. But no matter how hungry or desperate she was, the little dog wouldnt let anyone touch her.

Credit: Faith Easdale

On Monday, a kind person spotted her and posted a plea for help on Facebook, which quickly made its way to Faith Easdale, a local dog rescuer with Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue. Before Easdale could set a trap, two young men who had also seen the post were able to finally catch Mama.

Easdale noticed that Mama looked as though she may have recently given birth, but after no puppies were found during several searches of the area, she thought that she might've been mistaken. 

Though Mama had avoided people for so long, it was clear that she was relieved to be safe.

I met ... [the men] and put her in a crate. I got her into air-conditioning and took her home, Easdale told The Dodo. She just wanted to snuggle in as close as possible for human contact. It was just so heartbreaking to see that.

Credit: Faith Easdale

The next morning, Easdale realized that the young dog had a very big secret. I noticed her nipples and I thought, Uh oh, she has babies down there, she said.

The skinny dog had started producing milk, and Easdale knew she had to try and find the hidden babies.

Easdale and a friend returned right to the deserted riverbed and strapped Mama to a long leash. With miles of terrain to canvass and time running out, the dog wouldnt budge. Easdale realized she would have to get creative if Mama was going to give them any direction.

At first, she was no...

11:39

Strzok Hoisted on His Own Petard "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ray McGovern | Consortium News | July 13, 2018 If FBI agent Peter Strzok were not so glib, it would have been easier to feel some sympathy for him during his tough grilling at the House oversight hearing on Thursday, even though his wounds are self-inflicted. The wounds, of course, ooze from the content []

11:36

Urging Government to borrow more to pay nurses and teachers more "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Both nursing and teacher groups are on a roll. They have already been offered pay raises significantly more than average pay raises they say it is necessary to catch up after nine years of neglect and to attain pay parity. They say for the good of children and their sectors the Government must borrow []

11:35

Democrat Apologizes For Saying Peter Strzok Should Get Purple Heart For His Testimony "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yeah, you did mean it, thats why you used it. Comparing a lying biased FBI agent to a wounded military member is disgusting. Via Daily Caller: Speaking on CNN Friday Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen apologized for saying disgraced Trump-hating FBI agent Peter Strzok deserved a Purple Heart. I said something at the hearings yesterday about []

11:33

12 Elegant Bill Nye Food Web Worksheet Pics "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

58 best food chains images on pinterest free worksheets continental drift free worksheets on synthesisod chain food web de posers producers 33 best food chains images on pinterest 58 best food chains images on pinterest 9 best ecosystems images on pinterest food web worksheet answers...

11:31

Don Jr Lashes Out Over The Trump Baby Blimp, Immediately Regrets It Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

Approximately 250,000 people hit the streets on Friday in protest of Donald Trumps visit to the U.K. Thats a bigly amount of people considering the population in the U.K. pales in comparison to that of the U.S. The former reality show star avoided London because he was afraid of the protests and a balloon. Hovering overhead was a 20-foot tall, snarling, angry, diapered baby filled with helium. The images quickly went viral on the Internet and on the news. Everyones attention was on the Trump baby blimp, that flew over the protests in London.

But, this also happened on a day that special counsel Robert Mueller handed down 12 indictments for the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with 11 of the defendants charged with conspiracy to commit computer crimes, eight counts of aggravated identity theft, and conspiracy to launder money. Two defendants are charged with a separate conspiracy to commit computer crimes, according to the indictment.

Donald Trump Jr. responded to the blimp, tweeting, If this is the resistance Im really glad Im on the non-batshit crazy side.

Twitter users were quick to respond, after all, this was not a good day for the Trumps.

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11:30

Officials Can't Believe What They Find Inside New York Man's House "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

They should have been in the wild, exploring the world and learning to hunt by their mothers sides.

But instead, they were locked inside a mans upstate New York house, just a few months old and destined to be sold off as pets.  

Last week, officials with New York Department of Environmental Conservation and rescuers from World Animal Protection (WAP) seized four servals and two caracals, both wild species native to Africa, from a home in Buffalo. The cats are illegal to keep and sell in New York, but are commonly bred and sold into the pet trade within the United States.

Credit: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

The little kittens were only between 2 and 6 months of age but they had already been through so much. They were all severely malnourished due to an improper diet, and one male kitten required emergency fluids to stay alive.

These cats were suffering and near death due to the ignorance of the person that was holding them, allegedly intending to profit from their sale, Alesia Soltanpanah, executive director of WAP U.S., said in a press release.

Credit: WAP

As adults, both caracals and servals can grow up to 40 pounds and regularly hunt small mammals in the wild. While many illegal sellers may claim that their cats have been domesticated through selective breeding, the animals are wild and simply not meant to be pets.

In addition to the kittens, a Savannah cat was also seized from the property which is a hybrid breed between a serval and domestic cat.

Their size and natural instincts create a hazardous situation for those who encounter them, Soltanpanah said. Especially small animals and children.

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11:30

Raid on Entebbe: Part two "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

It was Sunday the 27th of June 1976 when Air France Flight 139 arrived in Athens on a scheduled stopover, before departing again at 12.30pm en route to its eventual final destination of Paris. During its brief stay at Ellinikon International Airport, it took on board a number of additional passengers, among them two members [] The post Raid on Entebbe: Part two appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

11:28

Daraa City Cleared of Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Thursday, 12 July 2018 23:54 DARAA-Units of Syrian Arab Army entered Daraa al-Balad area and hoisted the national flag over the main square ahead of declaring the city free of terrorism, according to SANA. SANAs reporter in Daraa said that army units entered Daraa al-Balad area, heralding the return of security and safety to it []

11:27

ANALYSIS: Trump's quest for 'self-glory' drives his foreign policy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

When it comes to diplomacy, Trump follows his personal instincts above all, experts say

11:25

Trump Is Seeding War Clouds Over Iran "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump Is Seeding War Clouds Over Iran by Michael Rozeff The Burning Platform Trump and Pompeo are squeezing Iran where it hurts. They are trying to prevent Iran from selling oil internationally. They are applying maximum pressure upon Iran....

The post Trump Is Seeding War Clouds Over Iran appeared first on The Daily Coin.

11:22

DragonFly BSD Lead Developer Preaches The Blessing Of SSDs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DragonFlyBSD lead developer Matthew Dillon has provided an update on the open-source operating system project's infrastructure and acknowledging the SSD upgrades that are noticeably beneficial over HDDs...

11:22

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately

Paul Craig Roberts

Does Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteins indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for allegedly hacking Hillarys emails and interfering in the US election have any purpose other than to throw a monkey wrench in President Trumps upcoming summit with Putin?

Dont forget that Rosenstein is implicated in the orchestration of Russiagate as a weapon against Trump, a weapon that serves the interests of the Democratic Party and the military/security complex about which President Eisenhower warned us 56 years ago to no avail. Rosensteins indictment of 12 Russians for allegedly hacking computers is a political indictment aimed at President Trump. The indictment is otherwise pointless as the Russian government will certainly not turn over its military personnel to a Washington kangeroo court. The indictment serves no purpose except to poison the atmosphere of the summit.

If you read the indictment, you will see that it consists of nothing but improbable accusations. There is no way on earth that the US Justice (sic) Department would be able to acquire the information in this fictional story that Rosenstein has presented. Moreover, there is no sign whatsoever of any evidence in the indictment. Rosenstein knows that he needs no evidence, because the accused will never be brought to trial. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/13/rosenstein-says-12-russian-intel-officers-indicted-in-special-counsels-probe.html

Rosenstein has thrown red meat to the presstitutes, who are assets of the military/security compex and Democratic Party, and the presstitutes will pressure the Republicans to get behind Rosensteins call for a united front against Russian interference. You can imagine what would happen if Trump and Putin were to have a successful summit and normalize the relations that Washington ruined between the two countries. If your imagination is not working, consult here: https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2018/07/10/the-view-of-russia-in-the-west-paul-craig-roberts/

During the presidential election campaign, I pointed out that Trump was not Washington savy, did not know who would support his positions, which were antithetical to the interests of powerful interest groups such as the military-security complex and global offshoring corporations, and that Trump ran the risk of being destroyed by his own appointments.

Rod Rosenstein is a Trump appointment. Moreover when Trumps Attorney General ordered Rosensteins resignation, Trump refused to accept it and kept Rosenstein in office. Trumps miscalculation is so enormo...

11:21

Air-Breathing Nuclear Turbo Rocket Could Beat Chemical Rockets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An ex-SpaceX engineer has a design for a nuclear-powered rocket that could beat SpaceX's BFR on $/kg and many other aspects:

John Bucknell says the nuclear turbo rocket technology and his designs are ready for development. The air-breathing nuclear thermal rocket will enable 7 times more payload fraction to be delivered to low-earth orbit and it will have 6 times the ISP (rocket fuel efficiency) as chemical rockets. The rocket will have two to three times the speed and performance of chemical rockets for missions outside of the atmosphere. [...] Besides being cheaper and vastly higher performing that the SpaceX BFR, the Bucknell Nuclear turbo rocket will to do things which the SpaceX BFR cannot.

Bucknell's proposed air-breathing nuclear thermal rocket propulsion cycle called the Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket (NTTR) improves payload fraction to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by a factor of 5-7 relative to State of the Art chemical rockets.

Mission Average Specific Impulse: 1430 to 1788 sec (About 5-6 times better than 350-400 ISP chemical rockets)

The Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket (NTTR) is a supercharged air-augmented nuclear thermal combined cycle rocket architecture. Nuclear turbo rockets already offer the highest Specific Impulse (Isp) of launch-capable pure rocket propulsion systems, whereas launch to hypersonic turbine combined cycle systems offer far higher Isp. The NTTR combines both modes.

Also at Ars Technica.

See also: John Bucknell designer of the Nuclear Thermal Turbo Rocket is answering questions
Turbo Rocket Economics are $85/kg to LEO or $715/kg to Luna


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11:20

Baby Chimp Refuses To Stop Laughing Even After All He's Been Through "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When a man had the opportunity to get a tiny baby chimpanzee as a pet, it was difficult for him to say no. After all, the little guy was not only adorable he was also helpless and without a family. 

Credit: LCRP

So the man, who lives in Liberia, bought the baby chimp and, because the little animal's family had been killed by wildlife traffickers, named him Survivor. The man said that Survivor's forehead had even been grazed by a bullet when poachers attacked his family. He truly was a little survivor. 

But keeping Survivor as a pet turned out to be much more complicated than the man expected. As Survivor grew, he became stronger. Because he had no trees to climb, he tried to climb all over the house, leaving destroyed furniture in his wake.

The man contacted Jenny Desmond, cofounder of Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection (LCRP). He realized he couldn't give Survivor what he needed to grow up and wanted to surrender him to LCRP. Desmond, of course, welcomed Survivor with open arms. 

Credit: LCRP

"He immediately jumped into my arms when they got out of the car," Desmond told The Dodo. 

Sadly, what happened to Survivor is not uncommon. Wild chimpanzees are often targeted by hunters and wildlife traffickers who kill adult chimps for bushmeat and sell the baby chimps into the illegal pet trade.

Stories like Survivor's, paired with habitat loss, are wreaking havoc on wild chimps as a whole population. A century ago, it was estimated that there were as many as 2 million c...

11:20

Lukasz Dusza for The Gateway Pundit Wrap: Over 300 Plus Media Approved Violent Attacks on Trump Supporters (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

According to Breitbart.com there have been over 300 media approved violent attacks and harassment against Trump supporters.

Ever since Donald Trump announced his intention to run for president, the American left has responded with unhinged vitriol, violent fantasies, and mob attacks.

The Gateway Pundits Lukasz Dukasz discusses the horrible violence on Trump supporters that is ignored or cheered on by the left and #NeverTrumpers.

The post Lukasz Dusza for The Gateway Pundit Wrap: Over 300 Plus Media Approved Violent Attacks on Trump Supporters (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

11:13

A Fascinating New Heartland Book "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tony Orman feels that with the shift of emphasis to city living, a lot of good, Kiwi values have []

11:13

Reader: Native Americans from Dakota Protest Get Handed Prison Sentence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Submitted to Operation Disclosure | By Lightworker

Dakota pipeline protesters are getting the longest sentences in prison, would someone report this matter to Mr. Donald Trump? And here is the news article:

NATIVE AMERICAN PROTESTERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS ARE CONFRONTED BY SECURITY DURING A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST WORK BEING DONE FOR THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2016. CREDIT: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Among the hundreds of people arrested in North Dakota for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans faced the most serious charges. More than two years after the protests began, federal judges are now handing down lengthy prison sentences to the protesters.
One of the Standing Rock activists, Red Fawn Fallis, was sentenced Wednesday for her role in a shooting incident during the protests. As part of a plea deal, the 39-year-old will serve the longest prison term of any Dakota Access protester: four years and nine months in federal prison for one count of civil disorder and one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon.
The legal owner of the gun Red Fawn is alleged to have fired was a paid FBI informant named Heath Harmon, a 46-year-old member of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, The Intercept reported last December.

11:12

McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Harassing Leftists "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to public protests of him and Republican leaders at restaurants, saying the protests are all about intimidation in a Thursday press conference. This is all about intimidation, McConnell said at a Kentucky press conference, not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you that I []

11:11

Little Animal With Sweet Tooth Gets Head Stuck In Nutella Jar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sometimes, having a sweet tooth can get you into trouble.

That was the problem for one little possum in Loganholme, Australia, last week when he stumbled upon an open jar of Nutella that someone had thrown away.

Hoping to get a taste of what was left in the jar, he stuck his head inside and then couldnt get it back out.

Credit: RSPCA Queensland

A man walking his dog saw the struggling critter, and knew right away he needed help. Brushtail possums typically eat sweet eucalyptus, flowers and fruits so it was no surprise he wanted to snack on the sweet hazelnut spread.

The man called the local RSPCA and wildlife officer Chantel Sibilla was on the scene to help the troubled animal within minutes.

I wanted to call him Nutty the moment I saw him there, she told The Jimboomba Times. You know you have a problem when you end up in a situation like that.

Credit: RSPCA Queensland

Sibilla put some grease around the neck of the jar and gently twisted it off from around the possums head. Theres no way of knowing how long the little guy had been stuck but if it had been much longer, he likely wouldnt have made it.

The most amazing thing was the way he tried to help me out, grabbing the jar with his little paws so he helped me lever it off, Sibilla said. Possums can scream and carry on, but not this little guy. He seemed perfectly happy where he was.

Sibilla wrapped the possum in a towel and brought him to the animal hospital for a checkup. They had to make sure he wasnt injured or dehydrated from his sticky run-in before releasing him back to the wild.
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11:10

Absolvido de comprar silncio de Cerver, Delcdio Amaral v brecha jurdica para voltar poltica "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Demstenes Torres e seu advogado, Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, aguardam o resultado da votao da cassao de seu mandato no painel do Senado. O senador teve seu mandato cassado por 56 votos a favor, 19 contra e 5 se abstenes.

11:08

Starship Earth News and Updates for July 13 -- The People Taking Action "IndyWatch Feed World"

News and Updates for July 13: The People Taking Action [videos]

JULY 13, 2018



Truthers dont wait long for the truth to be published by the legacy media; they do their own research and report back to the patriots.

Now they are poking around and digging up information on Lara Prychodko after she was found in the trash compactor at the apartment building where Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner lived for 16 years. She had some interesting connections and it appears she may have traveled in those circles, which is no surprise, living in a building like that.

We all know its impossible for an adult to accidentally fall down a typical trash chute. Someone tested that theory.

Read More:

http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/2018/07/13/news-and-updates-for-july-13-the-people-taking-action/

11:06

(Video) Explosive Strzok Hearing Fully Decoded "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Jul 13, 2018

Truth and Art TV patriot news update

Analysis of the Peter Strzok hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday July 12, 2018

Recorded and produced Thursday evening July 12, 2018

11:05

Anna Von Reitz -- Catholic Church Exonerated; Bankers Implicated "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Catholic Church Exonerated; Bankers Implicated



Source: Paul Stramer | By Anna Von Reitz

Let me explain why I -- a card-carrying Lutheran since 1963 -- don't jump on the bandwagon and decry the Roman Catholic Church.

Part of it is because of my own experience as a critic of the Church's secular administration. When we brought forward evidence of the vast corruption and criminality infesting the incorporated governments, Pope Benedict took immediate, actual, practical steps to deal with the problems we exposed.

He responded as any honest and good man would. He got out his mop and bucket and went to work.

Later, Francis continued the work Benedict began, albeit, in his own fashion, and with an obvious concern to protect the Church and its interests. Given that the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church, his concern in that regard did not surprise me or seem inappropriate.

So, although I could wish for faster responses or actions taken in a different order, I can't criticize the Church for lack of response or inappropriate response to the issues raised.

Francis, like Benedict, has picked up his mop and bucket and soldiered on.

My Shinola Sensor also takes note of other indicators--- for example:

What other human institution has taken a stand against the wholesale murder of babies, deceitfully disguised by the word "abortion" as if that magically transformed murder into something else?

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11:02

HPV vaccine eliminates skin cancer in 97-year-old, doctors report "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The HPV vaccine has eliminated skin cancer in a 97-year-old woman giving doctors and patients hope it could be used to treat aggressive cases of skin cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma.


A 97-year-old womans severe case of an untreatable form of squamous cell carcinoma was cleared with injections of the HPV vaccine, her doctors report.

11:01

It Seems Like it Was Just Yesterday that Hillary Threatened War with Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday Rod Rosenstein interrupted President Trumps historic trip to Europe to drop some new charges on Russian generals who will never be formally charged in the US because they live in Russia.

President Trump is planning on meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Democrats and their media want Trump to cancel the talks.

If only Chuck Schumer and Democrats had Crooked Hillary as president The talks would be cancelled and the bombs would be dropping.

Hillary Clinton threatened to wage war against Russia over cyber security issues this week at the American Legion Convention.

Hillary Clinton: Youve seen the reports. Russias hacked into a lot of things, Chinas hacked into a lot of things. Russia even hacked into the Democratic National Committee. Maybe even some state election systems? So we gotta step up our game. Make sure we are well defended and make sure we are able to take the fight to those who go after us. As president I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyber attacks just like any other attack. We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses.

For some reason that threat of war did not make any headlines??

Paul Joseph Watson reported on this on Friday.

Of course, the American media ignored this shocking threat of war by Hillary Clinton.

Wikileaks wants to know why:

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