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Sunday, 24 December

02:07

Increased seismicity and rapid caldera inflation at Sierra Negra volcano, Galapagos "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Increased seismicity and rapid caldera inflation are being observed at the Sierra Negra volcano on Isabela Island, Galapagos, IGEPN reports in a special bulletin released December 22, 2017. The last eruption of this volcano took place in 2005. The current inflation...... Read more

00:49

Sydney unemployment rate continues to fall "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Demographic dividend

The 'imminent recession' crowd seem to have finally accepted that they backed the wrong horse, after all these years.

These days more time seems to be spent campaigning against immigration if my social media is capturing the zeitgeist representatively.

For five years Australia has been grappling hard against its resources investment downturn, but this has now finished, leaving the economy free to grow at about 3 per cent without the drag. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) put out a bulletin this month which showed why immigration can be so helpful to advanced economies.

As also reported by the Productivity Commission and in the Intergenerational Report, a well-targeted immigration programme can bring in young workers, slowing the ageing of the population, accelerating economic growth (in both absolute and per capita terms), raising the participation rate, and increasing the tax take.

"Australia has one of the youngest populations among advanced economies. Its relatively high net migration rate has helped offset the ageing of the native-born population" noted the RBA. 


Source: Reserve Bank of Australia

Projections show how Austra...

Saturday, 23 December

23:48

Europe at Sea ***** "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Federica Mogherini 1The year 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the launching of the European project, but never since its foundation has the European Union (formerly the EEC) been under such pressure from its immediate neighbourhood. Russia has been interfering in the Baltic states in particular and maybe in Britains EU Referendum, too but most serious has been the flood of refugees and migrants fleeing conflict in Syria or poverty in Africa. Italy alone took in more than half a million Mediterranean boat people between 2014 and 2017. More than 17,000 such boat people have perished at sea since 2011. Both Italy and Greece were put under huge strain by the sheer scale of the humanitarian demand and shamefully not all of the other 26 EU member states rallied round to help, notably several in central and eastern Europe. Meanwhile, much of the responsibility for dealing with the influx and with security matters (such as the threat of terrorism) has fallen on the shouders of the EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini. She is the prime focus of Annalisa Pirass new hour-long documentary, Europe at Sea, now available on Amazon VOD. Though she had served briefly as Italys Foreign Minister, Ms Mogherini was considered a light-weight when she was first appointed, and therefore not a danger to the vested interests of some of the EUs more powerful member states, but she has more than proved her mettle,...

23:47

The Shape of a Plot is Emerging, 1951 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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23:45

Mongoose: Atlanta Black Out, One Zionist Flight, NBC Smuggling? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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 Flights Logs Show A Single Israeli Plane Secretly Flew Out of Atlanta During Airport Blackout

While users on 4chan suggested that the cargo could have been anything from nuclear weapons, to gold, to paperwork, to people, a report from Squawker noted that the most popular suggestion is that this blackout was part of an operation to discreetly move some W80 variable yield nuclear warheads out of the country, and into the hands of the Israelis. The power outage being a necessary part of the ruse to blind nuclear detection devices that are standard at all major airports.

Phi Beta Iota: Other sources are saying this was a CDC close-down by forces loyal to Donald Trump, we have no direct knowledge.  The power outage, coincident with a drill a week prior, once again begs explanation. As with 9/11, we again have the anomaly of one single airplane being totally free of all normal constraints.

23:45

How a Rare Skin Disease Links South Africa to an 18th Century French Seaman "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A study done in the mid-1980s suggested that one in every 7200 Afrikaans people in South Africa is affected by the condition.

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Theres no effective treatment for Keratolytic Winter Erythema that causes skin to peel. Credit: Author provided

Keratolytic Winter Erythema more commonly referred to as KWE is a genetic skin disease affecting the palms and the soles. Its also colloquially known as Oudtshoorn skin because many people with the condition were living in this rural town in South Africas Western Cape when it was first described.

The condition doesnt affect the whole body but results in redness followed by peeling of thick pieces of skin on the palms and soles.

Theres no effective treatment. Although not medically severely debilitating it can be socially uncomfortable and may be a disadvantage to people working in specific professions. The severity of the condition varies in different people and in most cases its a recurrent cycle of redness and peeling.

A study done in the mid-1980s suggested that one in every 7200 Afrikaans people in South Africa is affected by the condition. But its more likely that the prevalence is uneven across South Africa. It also occurs in about one in every 90,000 coloured people (people of mixed racial descent).

Cases of KWE have also been described in German and Norwegian families. We suspect the harsh South African climate has exacerbated the condition making it easier to diagnose. Dermatologists across the world have picked up cases of KWE among South Africans in the diaspora, particularly the UK and Canada.

In research weve done on the condition we have made new important findings that can help with diagnosis. This in turn can help us establish its true prevalence and opens the door to research about possible treatment.

We anticipate that our findings could also contribute to understanding how this particular mutation affects a gene that may play a role in other skin diseases and peeling disor...

23:40

Ofcom's first test "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


That Oxford panel: Stephen Gethins, Camilla Cavendish, Clive Lewis, Damian Green and Jo Swinson.

Over at News-watch David has an important piece about what appears to be Ofcom Content Board's first BBC-based ruling. 

The complaint from Gavin Hunt focused on BBC One's Question Time. Gavin had tracked 25 consecutive editions of the programme in the first half of 2017 and discovered that 22 had panels which contained a majority of Remainers - something that he believes demonstrates significant bias against Leavers.

I'd urge you to read the ruling in full

The first thing that might make your jaw drop is that Ofcom chose to focus on just two editions (and then narrowed it down even further to just one) - the two programmes (one from Oxford, the other from Salford) which had five Remainers and no supporters of Leave.

What was the point of doing that? (Laziness, from what I can see.) The complainant's point was based on it being a comprehensive January to June survey. Ofcom just flicked that aside, declared that their time was precious, and based their findings on two episodes out of 25.The BBC always asks to be judged over time not on single examples when it comes to bias. Ofcom is going with the single examples that the BBC usually complains about!

Yes, if the second edition - the Salford one - barely touched on Brexit then it's nowhere near as cle...

23:37

The Obama-Hezbollah Conspiracy Could Shake The Deep State And Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The codename given to the investigation into Hezbollahs global economic network was Operation Cassandra, and it alleges to have discovered the mechanics behind the groups self-sustaining financial ecosystem.

The post The Obama-Hezbollah Conspiracy Could Shake The Deep State And Latin America appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

23:34

Lina Leather Folding Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Lina Leather Folding Chair - There is A patio all about relaxing. At least that's what I believe. My wife might have other thoughts, like how great the patio area could be to establish a card tables because of her kisses club. But me, I think it's good only tom possess some pace think and to be quiet.

And the best aspect of that relaxing time for me personally is my patio chair. Many people have their own idea on how best to decorate their own patios, although I personally like my teak patio recliner. But chairs are a vital part of anyone's patio decoration.

So many styles to select from and online, there are just. You will find the elegant looking Adirondack style chairs with their backs seat and armrests that are oversized; perfect for resting a beverage. Sometime it is possible to receive these with matching ottomans to give your tired feet a well deserved rest. My neighbor gets his favorite lounge that his wife got for their anniversary. I have seen him on many a night sitting outside with a glass of iced green tea on his deck.

23:33

Legal action over whether the UK can reverse Brexit gets go ahead "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The group wants a ruling from the European Court of Justice CREDIT: REUTERS

Scotlands highest civil courts is to hear a legal action to establish whether the UK could reverse Brexit without needing agreement from Brussels.

The case has been raised by seven pro-Europe MPs, MEPs and MSPs from four parties in Scotland.

They want to ask the Court of Session in Edinburgh to refer the issue to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for a ruling on whether the UK can change its mind and halt the Article 50 process without the approval of the other 27 member states if voters decide the final deal is unacceptable.

The Scottish court could choose to throw out the argument, or agree to pass it on to the ECJ. A crowdfunding campaign to pay for the cross-party groups legal costs has already passed its 50,000 target.

It said in a recent statement that many experts believe the UK can choose to stay in the EU without permission, but the only way to be sure is for a court

Read the rest:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/22/legal-action-whether-uk-can-reverse-brexit-gets-go-ahead/

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23:30

Wide Angle, Episode 15: 2G Scam Verdict, Gujarat Elections and Dynastic Politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Maya Mirchandani speaks to former Union minister Manish Tewari about the 2G scam verdict, lessons for the Congress from the Gujarat election results, Rahul Gandhis elevation as party president and dynastic politics in India.

The post Wide Angle, Episode 15: 2G Scam Verdict, Gujarat Elections and Dynastic Politics appeared first on The Wire.

23:30

Report reveals 92 percent of foreign nationals in federal prisons are illegal aliens "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From Fox News: A new report published Thursday by the Trump administration shows that 92 percent of foreign nationals in federal prisons are in the U.S. illegally a revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said proves why the U.S. needs to Continue reading

23:30

2018 Preview for Silver (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

2018 Preview for Silver Video Silver Fortune As we near the new year, a look at the factors that will influence silver heading into 2018. Expect a rally early on, and dont be surprised if the year is dominated...

The post 2018 Preview for Silver (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:30

Remembering Chaudhary Charan Singh, the Man Who Brought Peasant Issues Into Indias Electoral Politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Chaudhary Charan Singh made his identity as a farmer rather than his caste as the principle axis of his politics.

Chaudhary Charan Singh. Credit: Wikipedia

Chaudhary Charan Singh, an important kisan (peasant) leader in independent India, fought and stood for farmer issues and rights. Carrying farmer leader Chotu Rams legacy forward, he founded the Kisan Trust on his 76th birthday on December 23, 1978, to create awareness of farmers issues among the rural masses. Born in a family of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh, he rose to the position of the state chief minister and then went on to become the Union home minister, finance minister, deputy prime minister and prime minister. Kisan Divas is a good day to remember two of his most significant contributions to our country. First, in opposition to Nehru-Mahalanobis, he attempted to articulate an alternative model of development for India which was inspired by Gandhi and was a reflection of his own peasant origin. Second, he brought peasant issues into Indias electoral politics first at the state level and then at the national level during the 1960s and 1970s.

When Charan Singh was still in the Congress party, he developed differences with Jawaharlal Nehru on the model of development for Indias future. He opposed the policy of prioritising industry and urban development over the agriculture and rural sector. He argued that the rural-agrarian sector needed immediate attention as India was primarily a rural-agrarian economy where more than 80% of the population lived in rural areas and were dependent on agriculture or on agro based industries. He believed that developm...

23:28

Ho-ho-hOpen Thread "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


Santa Claws - joke  Sir Lenny Henry and several million Christmas crackers

Twas the weekend before Christmas, when all through the blog/Not a creature was stirring, not even a hedgehog...

...so please give your reindeer a rest, pop down our chimney and deliver your comments whenever you can.

Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas!

23:28

Previous Open Thread (Back By Popular Demand!) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Just in case posts from Craig and / or Sue are sporadic during the frantic season, here's a new Open Thread.

And to illustrate a comment on one thread, here's an added image:

23:28

Shy radicals "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The notion of hate crime does not cover crime committed against people who have become victims simply because theyre different. He wants Shy Radicals to become a voice for them.  Book review.

lead Shy Radicals,published by Book Works, 2017. All rights reserved.Hamja, a campaigner and art curator, isnt an ordinary interviewee. Turning up in his Manic Street Preachers T-shirt, he looked intense the moment I saw him. He showed me into his local caf in Tooting, the part of London town he grew up in, and pointed me to the table in the corner where he sat writing most of Shy Radicals: the Anti-systemic Politics of the Militant Introvert, a rare book that made me laugh and one that has puzzled many.

I suppose we read each book with the weight of our own history, and then our baggage merges with the authors own. When I read Shy Radicals, a little girl came alive: the little girl who was silenced the moment she was brought into a class in a primary school full of pupils older than herself. Her grandmother worked as a full-time teacher there and had decided to let the school do the childcare for her. The childs mum and dad lived in the city and were too busy to look after her themselves.

Barely five, this girl only knew how to be silent. She was made to sit through classes where loud pupils around her were keen to show their enthusiasm by collectively reciting stories and poems. They raised their hands, and answered every question put to them by teachers loudly and clearly. The little girl uttered no words, which marked her out as different and therefore odd. For the rest of her time in school she underwent extra training by a well-intentioned teacher who was determined she must be cured of her quietness.

In fact, this girl wasnt normal to start with. A year before her parents sent her to her grandparents, she had undergone correction by the adults around her to stop her writing with her left hand. Many children were made to learn to write from the age of three. The use of the right-hand was the correct way in society. Only unwanted rebels used the left....

23:27

Merkels deputy: Germany must give refugee-hosting cities more to prevent growing anti-migrant sentiment "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Towns should not have to decide on whether to integrate refugees or renovate their swimming pool, said Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel. Otherwise, he said, using resources to help refugees could foster resentment.

Sigmar Gabriel speaks with asylum seekers in Frankfurt am Main

German Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday told German publisher Funke Mediengruppethat the federal government must increase financial support for cities who take in refugees to prevent growing anti-migrant sentiment.

Municipalities should not face the decision whether to integrate refugees or renovate their swimming pool. Instead, the federal government must give them the opportunity to do both, said Gabriel, who also serves as foreign minister.

Read more: Germanys empty refugee shelters: Sensible backup or waste of money?

Refugee integration has been a stumbling block in talks aimed at forming a government in the wake of divisive elections that took place in September. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) partymade its debut in parliament this year, riding on a wave of anti-migrant sentiment.

We can also prevent that citizens get the impression: Everything is done for refugees, but nothing for us, added Gabriel, whos Social Democrats witnessed one of its worst electoral performances during the September elections.

23:24

FBI Entrapment Operation Nabs Delusional California Ginger Flake for 'Plotting Christmas Attack' "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The FBI announced on Friday that it arrested California tow truck driver Everitt Aaron Jameson for plotting a Christmas terror attack on Pier 39 in San Francisco.

23:14

Russia, Accuses U.S. of Encouraging Ukraine to Use More Force to Stop Russian-Backed Separatists Rebels "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) The U.S. decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous as it will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine, Russian officials said on Saturday.

The U.S. State Department said on Friday the United States would provide Ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities as Kiev battles Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.

Supplies of any weapons now encourage those who support the conflict in Ukraine to use the force scenario, Russias RIA state news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying on Saturday.

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U.S. anti-tank weapon Javelin

Franz Klintsevich, a member of the upper house of parliaments security committee, said Kiev would consider arms supplies as support of its actions, Interfax news agency reported.

Americans, in fact, directly push Ukrainian forces to war, Klintsevich said.

After Moscows annexation of Crimea in 2014, Ukraine and Russia are at loggerheads over a war in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces that has killed more than 10,000 people in three years.

Kiev accuses Moscow of sending troops and heavy weapons to the region, which Russia denies.

The Russian foreign ministry said the U.S. decision once again undermines Minsk agreements, TASS state news agency reported on Saturday.

Minsk agreements inten...

23:10

Americas Collapsing Prestige "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Americas Collapsing Prestige Paul Craig Roberts Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! The Niki Haley moron appointed as US ambassador to the UN by Trump to destroy Americas reputation in the world...

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23:09

A Looming Crisis for Turkeys President "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

(FPIF) Viewed one way, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks unassailable.

He weathered last years coup attempt, jailed more than 50,000 opponents, fired more than 100,000 civil servants, beheaded the once powerful Turkish military, eviscerated much of his parliamentary opposition, dismissed almost half of the countys elected officials, and rammed through a constitutional referendum that will make him an all-powerful executive following the 2019 election. In the meantime, a seemingly never-ending state of emergency allows him to rule by decree.

So why is the man running scared?

Because the very tools that Erdogan has used to make himself into a sort of modern day Ottoman sultan are backfiring.

The state of emergency is scaring off foreign investment, which is central to the way the Turkish economy functions. The loss of experienced government workers has put an enormous strain on the functioning of the bureaucracy. And the promises he made to the electorate in order to get his referendum passed are coming due with very little in the till to fulfill them.

No Neighbors Without Problems

Part of the problem is Erdogan himself. In that sense hes a bit like U.S. President Donald Trump, whos also alienated allies with a combination of bombast and cluelessness. The Turkish president is in a war with Washington over a corruption trial, at loggerheads with Germany (and most of the European Union) over his growing authoritarianism, and with the exception of Russia, China, Qatar, and Iran seems to be quarreling with everyone these days.

Its certainly a far cry from a decade ago when the foreign policy of Ankara was zero problems with the neighbors. As one Turkish commentator put it, its now no neighbors without problems.

Whats thrown a scare into Erdogan, however, isnt so much the countrys growing diplomatic isolation, but the economy and how that might affect the outcome of presidential elections in 2019.

Hot Money, Cold Corruption

In the run up to the constitutional referendum last year, the government ha...

23:06

2017 Mexicos most violent year in two decades: officials "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

AFP

AFP/File | An activist posing as a murder victim lies on the ground during a demonstration in Ciudad Juarez against the approval of a new internal security law that would formalize the militarys role in domestic security

MEXICO CITY (AFP)  

2017 was Mexicos most violent year in two decades, with 23,101 murders carried out between January and November, according to official figures released Friday.

The number of murders in the first 11 months of this year surpassed the previous record of 22,409 killings during the whole of 2011.

In November alone, 2,212 murders were recorded while 2,380 killings were carried out in October, making it the most violent month since the authorities began keeping records two decades ago.

Violence has surged across Mexico over the last decade after former president Felipe Calderons government declared war against the countrys powerful drug cartels in late 2006.

Some 190,000 people have died in drug related violence since then.

This year, the killings spread to states which had previously escaped clashes between cartels including Baja California Sur, a northwestern state popular with tourists where the murder rate has more than doubled from last years total.

According to experts, this years considerable increase in violence is the result of cartels fragmenting into smaller, more brutal cells.

Former Drug Enforcement Administration agent Mike Vigil told AFP that cartels have started to fight for territory to grow illicit crops while a weak police force and rampant corruption further fuel the problem.

Semaforo Delictivo, a civil society project promoting peace in Mexico, in October said the high murder rate reflected a lack of action by the authorities and a failure of their anti-crime strategy.

In a bid to address the issue, Mexicos congress last week approved a controversial internal security law that would formalize the militarys role in domestic security.

The move drew criticism from rights groups concerned about the militarization of the country while UN rights chief Zeid Raad Al-Hussein said earlier this month it risks weakening incentives for the civilian authorities to fully assume their law enforcement roles.

More than a decade after the armed forces were deployed in the so-called...

23:02

Gold Chairs for Sale "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Gold Chairs for Sale - Chairs are so common that we hardly think twice about these. There are one of the most renowned and oldest forms of comfort. Irrespective of how old or long past chairs were invented they nevertheless continue to evolve. Chairs today are made for various chairs functions which vary from office seats to overall home seats etc..

Chairs today come in several of shapes, sizes and designs. The job of a seat today is not just to enable making it effortless for folks to sit still but also serves an intent. It needs to look good and mix in with the surroundings it's meant for. For example office chairs will need to look good and fit in setting instead of a simple chair or rocking chair that must fit in well with a national atmosphere.

Nowadays chairs can be readily purchased from any shop and they're also created from a number of substances including timber. In the previous chairs were only made from wood however, the most recent advancement in technology has made it feasible for individuals to buy seats made from vinyl, fiber, and metal etc..

23:02

NYT Reports: A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Note: From the "what could possibly go wrong?" files.... A Federal Ban on Making Lethal Viruses Is Lifted Federal officials on Tuesday ended a moratorium imposed three years ago on funding research that alters germs to make them more lethal....

23:00

10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Death Wish coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads:  He Stole $100 Million From His Clients. Now Hes Living in Luxury on the Cte dAzur (Bloomberg)  How Economic Incentives have Created our Dysfunctional US Medical Market (Medium)  Most Influential in

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23:00

David Davis to play Escape from Colditz this Xmas "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A group of desperate prisoners, busy constructing an escape tunnel from the new, heavily-staffed, multi-squillion pound Europa Prison, are reported to be in disagreement.  It is expected that it will take about 2 years for their escape tunnel to be completed, and the escapees apparently have different opinions about which way they should go once they gain their freedom.

Some of the gang want to head for open country, some want to take the bus into town and get a pint or two and a decent meal.  The more ambitious escapees have their eyes on overseas destinations like Norway or even Canada.  Others have pointed out that since they dont have any money, they ought to go back to the prison, but just for their meals.

The originator of the escape plan, Bigmouth Nigel, apparently just wants to stand and shout insults at the prison staff, while Snowball, a late joiner of the escape gang, does not appear to have any clear plans at all.  Meanwhile one of the laid-back old lags with a long criminal record, Suede-Shoes Ken, has urged his fellow inmates not to escape at all.  Im all for a quiet life he said.  We are where we deserve to be, and we should simply accept our sentences and do as we are ordered.

23:00

Franoise Grossens Gift of Quietude "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view of Franoise Grossen at Blum & Poe, New York ( Franoise Grossen, courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo, photo by Genevieve Hanson)

Two years after Blum & Poe mounted fiber artist Franoise Grossens first survey in the United States, her third show with the gallery feels like a gift of quietude. Featuring a number of hanging and wall-mounted pieces, some starkly minimal, along with floor pieces and a selection of maquettes for large-scale commissions (supplemented with archival photographs of the artist at work), the exhibition is infused with quiet, meditative energy.

Born in 1943 in Neuchtel, Switzerland, Grossen first encountered fiber art in a textile class she took while studying architecture in Lausanne. The class inspired her to switch fields; shortly thereafter, she abandoned traditional fiber tools and techniques in favor of freehand braiding and knotting; in a January 2017 interview in Prestige magazine, she explains, I broke away from the tradition of weaving. I wanted to get rid of the frame.

After transitioning from wool to rope, Grossen began to produce hanging sculptures and floor pieces, including massive commissions for homes and offices, as well as works that interacted directly with the environment, such as Inchworm, an early piece made from cotton industrial piping, which she recreated with plastic tubing corked at the ends in 1978 and floated on a pond at Reed College in Oregon.

Installation view of Franoise Grossen at Blum & Poe, New York ( Franoise Grossen, courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo, photo by Genevieve Hanson)

While her 2015 exhibition at Blum & Poe in New York City, followed in 2016 by an installation of her monumental 1977 work Contact III at the gallerys Los Angeles location, introduced the artist to an American audience with a focus on larger and more complex pieces, her current exhibition feels more intimate, revealing subtler sides of her practice.

Grossens freehand style is particularly evident in a 62 by 44-inch wall hanging made in 1981, in which loose braids and textured ridges, made from golden, partially dyed strands of Manila rope of varied thickne...

23:00

Consumers Are Smarter than Bureaucrats Think "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By: Lee Friday
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Despite the name of this government agency, Canadas Competition Bureau lacks an appreciation of the nature of competition. Moreover, the Bureaus actions can be seen as an insult to Canadians, as it fails to acknowledge the ability of discriminating consumers to recognize uncompetitive offerings. As the Bureau pretends to be the consumers guardian angel, it wastes taxpayers dollars on counterproductive activities.

The Hudsons Bay Company (HBC) operates numerous department stores in Canada. They say they have spent more than US$425,000 and invested more than 6,500 person-hours to produce 37,000 documents in response to the Competition Bureau's complaint made last February. According to The Canadian Press, the Competition Bureau

is suing Hudsons Bay Co., alleging that the retailer engaged in deceptive pricing practices for four years ...

The Competition Bureau claims HBC misled customers over the prices of mattresses and box springs sold together since at least March 2013 ...

The regular prices of the sleep sets were so inflated above what the market would bear that sales at the regular price were virtually non-existent, reads the filing.

HBC listed a Mount Royal tight top queen sleep set at $1,998 and then a sale price of $788 in 2014, for example, but never sold one at the regular price, the agency says.

So, HBC supposedly engaged in deceptive pricing practices which the Bureau defines as misleading customers about prices. Nonsense. The Bureau reveals its own bureaucratic idiocy when it contradicts itself by admitting that no sales were made at the inflated price.

Consumers are Wise

Consumers were not misled, as evidenced by their decisions not to buy! Why did they not buy? Because they know the market. They shop around. They have done their homework. They know the prices of the Bays competitors. They are well informed. And just as consumers were not misled by a high regular price, they also would not eagerly embrace a sale price unless they find the price more appealing than the prices of HBCs competitors.

Though the government would have us believe this is a mortal sin, there is nothing wrong with HBC pricing its products fa...

Control a Quadcopter over Websockets "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The interface

Everyones favourite IOT module, the ESP8266, is often the go-to choice for any project that needs quick and cheap control over the web. [Andi23456] wanted to control his quadcopter using the luxury of his mobile phone and thought permanently tethering an ESP12-E module to the quadcopter was exactly what he required.

The ESP8266, really showcasing its all-round prowess, hosts both a web server for a HTML5 based joystick and a Websockets server so that a client, such as a phone, could interact with it over a fast, low latency connection. Once the ESP8266 receives the input, it uses interrupts to generate the corresponding PPM (Pule Position Modulation) code which the RC receiver on the quadcopter can understand. Very cool!

What really makes this realtime(ish) control viable is Websockets, a protocol that basically allows you to flexibly exchange data over an upgraded HTTP connection without having to lug around headers each time you communicate. If you havent heard of Websockets you really should look really check out this library or even watch this video to see what you can achieve.


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22:57

Bank of America giving its employees a special year-end bonus of $1000 to celebrate tax cuts "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Bank of America has joined the parade of American companies celebrating tax cuts by giving its employees a special year-end bonus. Brian Moynihan, the bank's chief executive, sent an email to employees citing the benefits to the company from the lower corporate tax rate. "In the spirit of shared success, we intend to pass some of those benefits along immediately. U.S. employees making up to $150,000 per year in total compensation-around 145,000 teammates-will receive a one-time bonus of $1,000 by year-end," Moynihan wrote.

22:53

Suspicious 'Russian diplomat' removed from UK House of Commons debate is actually American "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The House of Commons has become the scene of another bizarre incident as Members of Parliament demanded that a suspicious "Russian diplomat" be ejected from the chamber. The man, however, turned out to be American. Rather fittingly, the spectacle unfolded during a rather poorly attended debate on Russian interference in the Brexit referendum. Labour MPs Ben Bradshaw and Chris Bryant accused the man of being from the Russian embassy and of taking pictures and video from the public gallery, a practice which is not strictly forbidden under the rules of parliament.

22:53

The Golden rings of The new creation and the New Matrix of Grace "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Sanna; Grace Consciousness

The merge of the Golden fire rings of The new creation.

One late evening, laying in bed prepared to go to sleep, I had a very grand experience. This happened about a month ago, just after the new moon in October. I saw these two huge golden fire rings coming out of my higher heart, like water bubble rings moving up to the surface. The week prior to this, I had a vision and a personal experience with a golden egg, that was planet and opened.

The golden Egg carries lots of meanings... It is/was the opening and birth of the new golden energy and returning of the level of Consciousness and new existence that is available for us now. This golden energy has been here before, but it was a very long time ago, before we fell from Grace.


I call this new energy Grace Consciousness and is the new Matrix blueprint for the New Earth. This golden energy has other names and is written about in ancient times. It has now returned but as a 2.0, more stronger, vibrant and "refreshed", so to speak. I have written about the Golden Egg and the golden energy. You can read more about it here.

I am just writing from my own experiences, knowing and personal truth of things.

Going back to my experience with the two golden fire rings that late evening in the middle of October. The same evening I was out on the balcony and felt a presence around me and in the sky. There is always beings and energies around me, but this was grander. In my inner vision a huge mother ship appeared above me, over the house and area where I live. I felt it very strongly. It was familiar...
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22:45

BITCOIN CRASH: Plunges 45% In 5 Days How Low Will It Go? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BITCOIN CRASH: Plunges 45% In 5 Days How Low Will It Go? by Steve St Angelo SRSRocco Report The Bitcoin Crash has finally taken place as the king of cryptocurrencies plunged a staggering 45% from its record high in...

The post BITCOIN CRASH: Plunges 45% In 5 Days How Low Will It Go? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:42

Japanese Cabinet OKs record 5.19 trillion defense budget to counter North Korea with interceptor batteries, first cruise missiles "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

BY 

STAFF WRITER
Japan Times

DEC 22, 2017
Japan deployed Patriot interceptor launchers at Ishigaki in February last year. Tokyo is laying the groundwork for an expanded military presence on Japans southwestern islands. JIJI PRESS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

The Cabinet on Friday approved a record-high draft defense budget for fiscal 2018 to beef up Japans missile defenses against the growing threat from North Korea, breaking the record for the fourth consecutive year.

The draft budget for fiscal 2018 rose to 5.19 trillion from 5.13 trillion the previous year, and covers upgrades to the ballistic missile defense system and procure long-range cruise missiles to be launched from fighter jets.

Image may contain: ocean, sky, outdoor and water

Our nations security is under a greater threat. It is significantly important that we procure cutting-edge equipment, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters Friday.

Its important that we continue to increase pressure on North Korea to urge the regime to alter its policy. (U.S.) President (Donald) Trump repeated all options are on the table. We must prepare to be able to correspond to various situations, he said.

On Tuesday the government said it will introduce two Aegis Ashore interceptor batteries, so 700 million was allocated to survey potential sites and design a deployment plan.

Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoor

AEGIS As...

22:39

Tracy Beanz 12-21-17 Q Clearance Anon: Is it #happening? Part XIII (plus The Proofs of Q video) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

More pieces of data. Im not sure if what Roy Potter referred to in his recent video is in this one.

The second video Ive attached to this is the CBTS (Calm Before The Storm) Reddit groups proof that Q is real. Im listening to it now. Perhaps even more valuable, for some, are the Reddit links, for those who wish to get more and more and more into this.

(I have placed the complete links (without any s) below.)
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https://youtu.be/wWqyYu0a28w

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22:39

As seen on Telegram: 'ISIS' provides 'terror hints' like random murders or derailing trains "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

ISIS supporters are encouraging lone jihadists to try methods such as making a terrorist attack look like a random murder or cooking up poisons to use on victims in a new suggestion list. The "hints" list, posted on Telegram, shows the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben in the background, with blood dripping from the top of the image. It was distributed in Arabic, French and English, with the English translation not clean. Lone jihadists were urged to have "total emmersion [sp] in the community," while "choosing easy targets to deal with" in an operation that "must be secret & unseen."

22:38

Oil Search employees bring Christmas cheer to Hanuabada families "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Oil Search employees and contractors have helped spread some Christmas cheer with families of Hanuabada Village.

These were the families left devastated after a fire ravaged their homes this year.
Christmas is a time of giving and reaching out to the less fortunate, especially those affected by tragedy, said Wayne Kasou, Oil Search General Manager for Government Affairs.

Oil Search employees and contractors in our Port Moresby and Sydney offices, including our site operationshave com  together to help the children, women and men that were displaced after their houses were burnt down with all their personal belongings.
We hope that the donations of clothing, beddings, shoes, toys and various household items will support the outstanding efforts of the Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal Committee in helping these families rebuild their lives, Mr Kasou added.
Dadi Toka Jr, co-chair of the Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal Committee was on hand to receive the
donations.
Oil Search was the first company to respond a day after the fire, through its K10,000 pledge which helped to launch the Hanuabada Village Fire Appeal. It is only fitting that Oil Search and its staff help bring the year to a close with this final donation, said Mr Toka.
Over 1,000 reading books were also presented to the children, the bulk of which are intended for Hagara Primary School where most of the affected children attend school.
Staff of Oil Search also contributed K2,300 in cash in addition to a further K10,000 donation made by the business.
Oil Search has a genuine commitment to ensuring our impact in PNG goes well beyond our position as the countrys largest oil and gas company and our people continue to drive this aspiration also through such voluntary or charitable efforts.

22:35

Daily Verse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 (KJV)

22:35

DSIP reports to be digitalized "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Obura-Wanenara district of Eastern Highlands Province set a precedent in the country by submitting their financial reports in an electronic format to the Department of Implementation & Rural Development (DIRD) this week.

Local MP Mehrra Minne Kipefa while presenting the 2016 District Support Grants of K500, 000 compliance reports said the district had opted to take a new approach by way of furnishing their reports in the electronic format for distribution and swift appraisal.

Kepefa, who is also the Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations said standards for electronic recording, processing and distribution of financial and other business reports (digital reporting) is the way forward for easy accessibility of acquittal information for decision-making.

The reports were saved in a flash drives and CDs with a brief cover letter explaining what has been expedited.

Bringing large quantity of documents containing acquittal reports would costs the district administrations resources, time consuming and freight costs, we do away with this culture of handing over of bulk documents to responsible agency for vetting and appraisal, he said.

There were high turnover of provinces, districts and LLGs bringing documents containing acquittal reports in bulk which costs resources and time consuming making difficult for DIRD officers to vet and appraise.

DIRD Acting Secretary Aihi Vaki said we are in a digital world, province and district should compile their acquittal reports in a digital format so that reports can be saved it in a flash drive, CDs, external hard disk or other mode of devices for presentation.

The information is there, you dont have to go through volumes of volumes of documents. It is waste of time going through large volumes of documents, by having this we can cut down the work load. We have to do away with the paper work thing of compiling reports, Vaki stressed.

He said digital reporting would thus open up entirely new possibilities and also raises fundamental issues in relation to serving multiple stakeholders, meeting decision-making needs and achieving transparency.

The second term MP while presenting his report highlighted that Obura-Wanenara is one of the difficult district in EHP to administer.

Two third of the electorate is covered by road link serving more than 89,000 populations while rests are inaccessible only serves by third l...

22:33

Gulf leaders buy caviar, rolexes and other gifts for UK ministers "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Campaigners have criticised the gift-giving of countries like Saudi Arabia and UAE as a ploy to 'increase influence'

22:31

The Salvation of Napalm Girl "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

I still need treatment for the burns on my arms, back and neck. But my heart is healed.

A stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels.
A stained glass window in the cathedral of Brussels. PHOTO: ISTOCK/GETTY IMAGES

You may not recognize me now, but you almost certainly know who I am. My name is Kim Phuc, though you likely know me by another name. It is one I never asked for, a name I have spent a lifetime trying to escape: Napalm Girl.

You have probably seen my picture a thousand times. Yes, that picture. The image that made the world gasp. Some called it a turning point in the Vietnam Wara Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of me in 1972, age 9, running along a puddled roadway in front of an expressionless soldier. I was photographed with arms outstretched, naked and shrieking in pain and fear, with the dark contour of a napalm cloud billowing in the distance.

My own people had dropped bombs on Route 1 in an effort to cut off the trade routes for the Viet Cong rebels. I had not been targeted. I had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Those bombs have caused me....

22:30

Putin to allow wealthy Russians facing sanctions to bring home up to $3 billion "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

President Vladimir Putin will allow wealthy Russians facing the threat of U.S. sanctions next year to anonymously bring home up to $3 billion of their assets via new government-issued bonds. Putin has been on a so-called "deoffshorization" drive to compel major Russian companies and individuals to move their business activities back home. With a new round of U.S. sanctions against Kremlin-linked oligarchs expected next February, wealthy Russians have asked their government to issue special bonds that would help them repatriate foreign assets, the Reuters news agency reported this month. Putin met with top business and government leaders on Thursday, telling them that he had ordered the government and central bank to work out a proposal to issue foreign currency-denominated bonds next year.

22:23

Next Year in Jerusalem (Part II) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The U.N. reveals the depth of its anti-U.S., anti-Israel politics.

Dec. 22, 2017 6:13 p.m. ET

When Donald Trump made good this month on his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it changed almost nothing on the ground: The reality is that Jerusalem has been Israels capital for decades.

Likewise for the United Nations vote Thursday to condemn the U.S. for the move. It changes nothing, because the U.N. doesnt get to decide which capitals America recognizes and where it puts its embassies. But the resolution is a reminder of how deep anti-American and anti-Israel sentiment runs at Turtle

https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-year-in-jerusalem-1513984384


22:22

Greek police cracks down on passport forgery ring, arrests 10 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A police operation set up with support from Europol has resulted in the disbandment of an extensive network that supplied more than 1 million euros worth of forged passports and other travel documents to migrant smuggling rings, the Hellenic Police (ELAS) said on Friday. The first phase of the operation was carried out in mid-September

The post Greek police cracks down on passport forgery ring, arrests 10 appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:22

4 Seater Garden Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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4 Seater Garden Table and Chairs - There are a number of parts of furniture that each business needs: a good office chair to sit in, reception chairs for the visitors to wait for, a desk to meet, and conference chairs to sit in during meetings. Whether you are currently working at a fortune 500 company or a small start up business, almost every business requires a fantastic set of convention chairs to complete their meeting room. A meeting space or A conference room is a place where both workers and clients meet to go over ideas and plans for your organization, and occasionally these meetings can last for long periods of time. Whether it's your customers which are going to get the most use out of your seminar chairs or your employees, you would like to make sure that they are comfortable while seated. Seminar chairs also supply you with the chance to give your meeting room a professional appeal and the capacity to express your organization's culture. As with every other piece of timing furniture and consideration should be given to what sort of convention chair will be excellent for your business.

The very first issue to remember while purchasing a new pair of conference seats is the atmosphere of your enterprise and your furniture. Does your office is it conventional in look or already have a modern style? It is necessary to fully understand the essence of your business too, for instance, if you are a law office that's best known for its professionalism and traditionalism, then you wouldn't wish to buy a pair of contemporary looking conference chairs for your meeting area. Instead you would most likely want to opt for a seat with leather that is actual and a wood trim to complete your appearance. Be sure to match your whole office with a similar styling, if your furniture and style are mismatched this can come off as simple and cheap. Furniture truly has the capability to shape the way so it is essential to allow them to leave with a positive impression, your guests perceive your business.

The next thing to do is to pick, after finding out the style you will want for your seminar seats in. Leather is perhaps the decision to go with and contains the broadest choice of styles. It is also a option, provides an aura of professionalism, and easy to wash. The only drawback to leather is the fact that it is expensive; if you will use your seminar space it may be best to go for a leather alternative that is cheaper. Vinyl is another choice that is selected since it's usually a little cheaper in cost than its leather counterpart nonetheless looks indist...

22:21

"Your Radiation This Week: Fukushima Equals 15,912.15 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow" "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
- Shiva

Updated December 23, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,912.15 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over 600 tons, at Fukushima daily release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of December 23, 2017 - 2,467 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,912.15 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, considering that the half-life of uranium-238 is about 4.47 billion years and that of uranium-235 is 704 million years. There is no techn...

22:20

Massive flooding hits Cagayan de Oro, Philippines following Storm Vinta (UPDATE: More than 130 dead) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Massive flooding, reminiscent of the deadly 2011 Tropical Storm Sendong, hit this city Friday morning, December 22, after Tropical Storm Vinta (international codename: Tembin) battered Mindanao Thursday night. The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Department (CDRRMD) placed the city on red alert Friday morning as the Cagayan River reached its critical level. "It was like Sendong all over again, but only this happened in the morning," a resident said. Sendong (international codename: Washi) ravaged Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions on the night of December 16, 2011, leaving more than 1,200 people dead -- at least 900 bodies were found in Cagayan de Oro.

22:20

Next Year in Jerusalem (Part I) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON

National Review
December 14, 2017 4:00

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Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, December 11, 2017. (Reuters photo: Mohamad Torokman)

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454634/donald-trump-jerusalem-embassy-move-good-first-step

It is time to cut off financial support to Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas says he will no longer accept a role for the United States in the ongoing ArabIsraeli peace negotiations, which have produced little in the way of negotiation and nothing in the way of meaningful peace.

If President Abbas desires to end diplomatic relations with the United States, the United States should think seriously about obliging him.

When the Trump administration announced plans to comply with longstanding U.S. law and move someday the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the countrys capital, the Arabs went nuts, but not quite as nuts as the Turks would have liked: Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized what he sees as a weak Arab response to the Trump administrations non-initiative initiative. Turkey has its own game, and Palestinian upheaval would suit Erdogan just fine.

There were apocalyptic intimations, but in reality the response was more or less what one would expect, and if the Olympic committee ever recognizes rock-throwing as a legitimate sport, the Palestinian people will finally have found their national calling. Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Overhaul Into Law 00:05 00:48 Powered by

This is a familiar and tedious piece of performance art. The Palestinian statelet is in no way viable, and the Palestinian cause is less and less useful to the Islamic powers with each passing year. The ArabIsraeli conflict was for a time another Cold War proxy, with the Palestinian cause serving as a cats-paw for the Soviet Union, which meant that it was a source of real money and real power.

Those days are long gone, and the Palestinian cause has in no small part devolved from instrument of civilizational conflict to instrument of ordinary grift, a phony jihad used to fortify the alliance between fanatics and financial interests that is the default model of government throughout much of the Muslim Middle East. To keep this particular grift going, it is necessary that there be no settlement between Israel a...

22:20

Germany Joins European Drive For Global Regulation Of Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The post Germany Joins European Drive For Global Regulation Of Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

Germany has joined the European push to regulate bitcoin out of concern it is being used by money-launderers, drug traffickers and terrorists. Germanys Finance Ministry welcomed French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maires proposal to ask the Group of 20 to consider joint bitcoin regulation, Bloomberg reports. The Italian government shares these concerns and is open

The post Germany Joins European Drive For Global Regulation Of Bitcoin appeared first on CCN

22:17

How To House the Whole Family in a SHTF-Emergency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 One of the complications of a major disaster event taking place (with or without warning) is not having supplies and equipment before the event takes place.  In line with this dearth is the shortage of preparations for members of the family who live in other locations who may wish to band together.  Im going to propose a solution here that is slightly unconventional, so try to remove your mind from the constructs imposed upon it by your entire life spent from the army of skeptics and closed-minded establishment mindsets.

The imposition is that we all are channeled to live in cookie-cutter houses, plopped down akin to so many Hershey kisses in a row: identical construction in an approved, regulated, homeowners association-sanctioned manner.

Were referring to the end of the society, and if youre a multi-millionaire and you want a house for each member of the family retreating to your location, more power to you.  We do what we can in life, and do the best we can.  In the absence of millions, there is another route.  Lets go over the basics first.

The principle is for all the family members (and anyone close to that family) having a place to meet up and reside together when it all falls apart.  From a logistics perspective, unless you have a gigantic manorial-type residence, your space and resources will be stretched thin.  What I propose here are shedscabins, if you prefer.  You can build them yourself or you can buy them.

Once again, much of this is going to depend on the geographic location you reside, and the social and legal impositions placed upon you.  Only you know them.  Armies of bureaucrats who want to tax you into insolvency are behind the hordes of conformists (commonly labeled as homeowners associations) and friendly neighbors who wish to impose their wills upon you.

To succeed in this endeavor, youre going to need to have a tight family that will help one another, even if many live in different states with their immediate families.  You can stick-build these sheds out of plywood and lumber, roof them with steel roofs, insulate them, and throw them up on top of footers to prevent them from becoming permanent structures and taxed by your happy community.

Each shed can be fitted with an aperture to run a stovepipe to the outside, and the stove and pipe can be placed into each cabin/shed.  Each shed can contain several mattresses and sets of linen and blankets, as well as bed frames.  You can place into the sheds a few folding chairs and tables, and a cupboard or two.  To the untrained eye, it will a...

22:15

Scottish/Canadian Christmas Cooking starts now! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Last day of work was yesterday & today.. im starting the Christmas feast.
Now one thing I will full admit to, I am a total control freak when it comes to the Christmas meal.
I want everything done right & dont like to share the load because quite frankly, people that think you can microwave a turkey and melon balls are a appropriate starter should be burned at the stake.
(*cough* I will not mention names)
So, yes. Im doing all the cooking for Christmas myself with the handy tidying...

Scottish/Canadian Christmas Cooking starts now!

22:15

The Shape of a Plot is Emerging (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The Shape of a Plot is Emerging Video Bill Still There is no doubt that history just a few years from now will judge both the Clintons and the FBIs collusion with the Clintons very harshly. The only question...

The post The Shape of a Plot is Emerging (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:15

The BBC marches with the mob "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"


The strange story of Princess Michael of Kent falling victim to a Twitter mob for wearing a "racist" Blackamoor broach to the Queen's Christmas lunch (and, naturally, she's now apologised) has been reported by the BBC

I read Not a Sheep's description of the BBC News website's report as a "BBC SJW article", and you can see why he calls it that if you compare it to the equivalent report from Sky

Sky's account is noticeably more balanced and nuanced than the BBC's. 

For example, the BBC simply cites two critical tweets from the Outraged Brigade ("RACIST", "crass") whereas Sky, after also citing two such criticisms, goes on to report that "Some defended her saying the pieces are not racist". 

If you just read the BBC's account you wouldn't know that the accusation of racism is a heavily disputed one. You'd get the outrage but not the counter-view. 

Moreover, while the BBC merely says, "Blackamoor figures and sculptures are exotic figures which usually depict African men and were prominent in the 17th and 18th centuries" and tells us that critics have called it "racist", Sky rounds out the picture and says, "Blackamoor sculptures and jewellery usually depict an African or non-European male, as a servant. They have a complex history as they were once considered to be a tribute to the people they represented". 

Plus the BBC (unlike Sky) drops in the fact that Princess Michael's father was a major in the Nazi SS.

Sky has reported this story more fairly than the BBC. 

22:14

Theres One Ledger Its Called Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres One Ledger Its Called Blockchain by Rory The Daily Coin Another bitcoin expert, Peter van Velckenberg, spills the beans and perfectly describes the decentralized private aspect of owning bitcoin, or any other cryptocurrency that lives on a...

The post Theres One Ledger Its Called Blockchain appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:13

9 Warning Signs Someone is an Emotionally Unstable Person! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Life Coach Code

There is a good analogy about Emotions with Fire. Fire can be the greatest source of power for humankind or a force that can scorch everything to the ground if untamed!

Emotions can bring us to the greatest heights or to the deepest abyss.

There are emotions that make us feel good, and emotions that make us feel bad, but they can all lead to destruction if they are left unmanaged, no matter what side of the spectrum you feel.

As long as we are able to express our emotions in a way that doesnt hurt other people, we are on the right track.

But when our emotions are out of whack and cause difficulties in our lives as well as that of other people, it means its time to have a reality check.


What is The Root Cause for Emotional Instability?

Emotional instability doesnt occur without some root cause that festers inside an individual.

This personality disorder can happen due to childhood trauma, depression, or anxiety disorder.

However, what Ive noticed to be the biggest cause for someone being emotionally chaotic is an emotional wound, one that festers inside their heart. And what makes them unstable is not healing this wound.
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22:06

Huge rescue operation for crew members after cargo Little Seyma runs aground in stormy Aegean weather "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A big operation is underway to rescue 12 crew members of cargo vessel Little Seyma that run aground off the eastern coast of the islet of Tragonisi off the eastern tip of the island of Mykonos in the central Aegean Sea. Little Seyma Tragonisi The vessel is reportedly stuck between the rocks, while the

The post Huge rescue operation for crew members after cargo Little Seyma runs aground in stormy Aegean weather appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

22:05

World watch Sunday "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Saturday GMT For posting on events, news, opinions and anything of interest from around the world.

22:04

Merry Christmas: Salvation Army bell ringer beaten for holiday cheer "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A Salvation Army bell ringer in California had been beaten in front of a Walmart because he wanted to spread joy this holiday season. Rev. Jamie Wolfe Sr., the man ringing the bell, told CBS Sacramento that he says "Merry Christmas" to everyone who passes by his donation bucket, but one Grinch managed to knock the joy out of him. "He haymakered me, hit me, got me down on the ground and we started wrestling, at that point I'm fighting for my life," Wolfe Sr. said.

22:04

Randy Maugans Artificial Intelligence, Soul Harvesting, Social Engineering and Bitcoin 1/2 "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

 

Part 2: https://www.thecosmicswitchboard.com/... 
Veteran Investigator and pioneering radio show host Randy Maugans of http://offplanetradio.com/ talks about Cryptocurrencies, Artificial Intelligence, the Transgender Movement, Soul Harvesting and much more....

22:03

Discovering the Black Light of the Divine Feminine Frequency "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

by Diana Beaulieu; Wake Up World

The Womb holds many forms of power including our ability to forge clear boundaries and create new life. However the Womb is also a fountain and container of a mysterious and powerful frequency of light that humanity needs to harness for our full potential to be realised.

I would like to explore and describe in this article how the Womb as a centre of consciousness and intuition in her most mystical and powerful aspects. Just as the pineal gland and heart are being rediscovered as important consciousness centres, the unique role and function of the Womb needs to now come to the forefront so that we can continue our exhilarating awakening journey into expanded human awareness and our ancient multidimensional capacities.


In particular, the Womb is a sacred inner space where we can discover and access a unique frequency of light that points us to our cosmic origins and our deep interconnectedness to the centre of our very galaxy. This frequency is known as the Black Light and is at the heart of the forgotten feminine mystery teachings that are now emerging into consciousness to be reclaimed and harnessed as part of our evolutionary journey back to our true selves.
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22:01

This Mental Health Doc-Opera is Exactly What We Need "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

From HuffPost: Mental health activist and filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal has teamed up with the musician Madigan Shive to create a musical documentary called Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite.

Whisper Rapture: A Bonfire Madigan Suite is a visionary music and mental health doc-opera about cellist-vocalist Madigan Shives journey from traumatized youth to virtuoso musician and pioneering mental health activist. Her childhood conversations with a fantasy companion named Whisper and her adult experiences with hearing voices and suicidal despair are channeled into avant-garde pop, punk-influenced chamber music, and a progressive healing culture that transcends the restrictive pathologies of mainstream psychiatry. Images from natural and urban environments illuminate six of Madigans original compositions. Each song is interspersed with her radical views on managing madness and her path towards wellness through making music.

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22:01

Professor Sir Robin Murray: Reframing Psychotic Illness "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This week on MIA Radio, we interview Professor Sir Robin Murray. Professor Murray is an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Psychosis Service located at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London. He is also a Professor of Psychiatric Research at the Institute of Psychiatry. His research covers epidemiology, molecular genetics, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and neuropharmacology.

Professor Murrays main research interest is finding the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as developing better treatments for these disorders. He is perhaps best known for helping to establish the neurodevelopmental hypothesis of schizophrenia, and for his work on the environmental risk factors relating to schizophrenia, such as obstetric events and cannabis use.

In 2011, Professor Murray was awarded a knighthood for services to medicine and he is the second most widely cited psychiatrist in the world outside the USA.

In this interview we discuss:

  • How Professor Murray came to psychiatry and what sparked his interest in research into psychosis.
  • Professor Murrays work to counter the concept of schizophrenia as a debilitating brain disease and how we came to appreciate the many factors that may contribute to psychotic illness.
  • The importance of recognising the influence of social factors in the causes of psychotic illness.
  • The differences between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM V) and the International Classifi...

22:01

December 24 in history "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

1754 George Crabbe, British poet and naturalist, was born  (d. 1832).

1777  Kiritimati, (Christmas Island) was discovered by James Cook.

1814  The Treaty of Ghent was signed ending the War of 1812.

1822 Matthew Arnold, British poet, was born (d. 1888).

1865  Several U.S. Civil War Confederate veterans formed the Ku Klux Klan.

1880  Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, childrens book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann was born (d. 1938).

1893  Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (Chattanooga Choo Choo I Only Have Eyes for You), was born (d. 1981).

1905 Howard Hughes, American film producer and inventor, was born (d. 1976).

1906  Reginald Fessenden transmitted the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech.

1914  World War I: The Christmas truce began.1922 Ava Gardner, American actress, was born (d. 1990).1923 George Patton IV, American general, was born (d. 2004).

1924  Albania became a republic.

1927  Mary Higgins Clark, American author, was born.

1941  World War II: Hong Kong fell to the Japanese Imperial Army.

1943 General Dwight D. Eisenhower became Supreme Allied Commander.

1946  Frances Fourth Republic was founded.

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22:00

What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-12-23) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We have so much snow on the ground right now that I even saw Frosty go skiing by   This weekly post is an open-forum, though preferably focusing on what we all did this week for our prepping & preparedness. Comment and voice your thoughts, opinions, accomplishments, concerns, or questions for others on any general topic of preparedness. Is this your first-time commenting? Then lets hear from you too!   Note: For articles posted during the week we appreciate that you stay on-topic with your comments. For off-topic comments, post them in the most recent Saturday open-forum: What did

The post What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2017-12-23) appeared first on Modern Survival Blog.

22:00

Roy Potter 12-20-17 Did Trump Signal Defeat of Soros? Purple Ties and Two Hands To Swallow Water "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

[Kp note: I posted this with the incorrect Roy Potter video link, so Im posting it again.]

This one had some points that really stood out for myself, at least.

The primary one I got was that during his speeches, announcements, etc., Trump is using hand signals, and, in one case, wearing purple. to send messages to the Illuminati/Luciferians (recall the Fiji Water DJT held in two hands during his Asia speech) (and go to about 7:40 to hear about this). The two-handed water drinking was a message that conveyed a Hebrew symbolism where swallowing means, to destroy.

Now DJT did this again in a 12-18-17 video. Here is a link to the video I presume Roy is referring to, w...

22:00

EA Apologizes to Battlefront Fans With Free Star Wars Holiday Special DLC "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. EA has surprised Battlefront II players with a bundle of free content inspired by the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special, after their highly anticipated release was marred with controversy and bad publicity last month.

We know we couldve done a better job handling this franchise, reads a message greeting users this morning from EA and DICE, the games developer. You let us know we dropped the ball, and we hear you loud and clear.  Please accept this complimentary Star Wars Holiday Special DLC, and our apologies for not getting this right before.

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

Features in the new download include a thrilling (though brief) campaign mode featuring Han Solo trying to get Chewbacca back to his home planet of Kashyyyk in time for the annual Life Day celebration, with several surreal side quests along the way.

Theres a lot in here for true fans, said Oskar Gabrielson, general manager of DICE.  Boba Fett, the Mos Eisley Cantina, a level where you watch a wookiee watch a cooking show for an inordinate amount of time. We really feel this is one of the strongest apologies weve issued to fans yet.

Early reception of the free additions have been mixed, with many players unsure if the included content was enough to sway the overall experience of the game.  

I guess its nice that theyre trying, said Jamie Redfield, a Battlefront II fan. But honestly, I doubt Ill ever play the 30 hours it takes to unlock Bea Arthur.

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21:59

Midnight Movie It Happened One Christmas "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

A remake of Its A Wonderful Life with a twist


21:56

Iced Tea Firms Shares Quadruple After Changing Name to Long Blockchain Corporation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Iced Tea Firm's Shares Quadruple After Changing Name to 'Long Blockchain Corporation'

A small U.S. beverage companys share price has increased by more than 400% in a single day after rebranding to include the word blockchain in its name. The company, formerly known as Long Island Iced Tea Corp, is now called Long Blockchain Corporation. A Hong Kong-based beverage company formerly-named Skypeople Fruit Juice has also seen a dramatic spike in share price since rebranding to Future Fintech Group earlier this year.

Also Read: Indian Couple Asked to Be Gifted Bitcoin at Wedding 

Long Blockchain Corporations Share Price Increased by 432% in a Single Day After Rebranding

Iced Tea Firm's Shares Quadruple After Changing Name to 'Long Blockchain Corporation'The company has stated that although it will contin...

21:54

Israel Posed With Moral Dilemma as Assads Power Seeps Into Southern Syria "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The return of the Assad regime to border areas could ensure greater stability and block the flood of Sunni jihadists into the area, but there is a catch

By Amos Harel Dec 23, 2017 12:04 PM
Haaretz

On the Syrian side of the border, in the northwestern part of the Golan Heights, the Syrian army has returned to its old ways. Army units surround small Sunni villages and give them an ultimatum: Surrender and swear allegiance to the Assad regime or face annihilation. Step by step, Syrian President Bashar Assad is recovering territory that was wrested from him during the civil war. The Syrian army and militias operating in coordination with it now control 70 percent of the country, and most of the population is now under his rule. In the summer of 2015, before Russias military intervention, Assad controlled only one quarter of the country.

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The deployment of two squadrons of Russian jets in the autumn of that year set in motion a host of developments that have culminated in what now appears to be victory for the regime. First, in December 2016, the rebels in Aleppo surrendered, following the brutal steamroller of the Russian aerial bombardment. Last month, Islamic State in eastern Syria also collapsed, following an aggressive assault by the U.S.-led coalition. The defeat of Islamic State was exploited by the regime, Iran and the Shiite militias, taking over large areas that the extremist organization had controlled.

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The next phase, as reported the other day in Haaretz, will probably unfold in the southern part of the country, close to the border with Israel. The regime wishes to regain control of the border with Lebanon, on the northern slopes of Mount Hermon. Following this, according to assessments in Israel, Assads military units, backed by Hezbollah and other militias, will try and remove Sunni rebels from the central and southern areas of the Golan, an area they took over five years ago. This may be a more difficult task since the armys success in other areas drove hundreds of rebels to the Golan. For example, the Islamic State faction currently holding an enclave in the southern Golan, near the border with Israel and Jordan, has one thousand combatants.

These changes pose a new dilemma for Israel, one with a moral aspect as well. Over the last two years, as part of its good neighbor policy, Israel has been providing medical aid, food and clothing to the residen...

21:51

Philadelphia, USA: Bank ATMs Sabotaged for Black December "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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In celebration of Black December some anarchists in Philly decided to take a leisurely winter stroll downtown and put a stall in the commerce-shit-capitalism of nearly every ATM in the financial heart of the city.

We took non-corrugated cardboard cut down to the width and half the length of an ATM card with super-glue applied to one side, and jammed them into the card slot of the machine or the card slot for the entry to the vestibule. It was surprisingly easy to do and more than 50 targets got got!

This attack was super low key! All we needed was to dress in the normal winter attire for a below freezing night (faces covered, gloves etc), wipe down our tools, and walk around with the assured confidence of boring yuppies. This time of year has prime weather for looking unassuming and concealing your identity while carrying out all kinds of illegal activities, so dont be afraid to try this at home! We felt super chill and productive!

This attack was carried out with the memory of Scout Schultz and Alexis Grigoropoulos on our minds, and is dedicated to all those resisting state repression.

For th...

21:46

Sofa and Chair Throws "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Sofa and Chair Throws - Chairs are so frequent that we hardly think twice about them. There are probably one of comfort known to mankind's types. Regardless of how long or old past seats were invented that they continue to grow. Chairs nowadays are manufactured for various chairs functions that vary from office seats to overall home seats etc..

Chairs now come in a number of shapes sizes and designs. A chair today's task isn't only to enable making it easy for people to sit still but serves an ecstatic function. It needs to look good and mix in well for. So for example office chairs need to appear good and fit nicely with a workplace setting instead of a simple chair or rocking chair that needs to fit in well with a national atmosphere.

Today chairs can be purchased from any store and they're also produced from a number. In the previous chairs were only made from wood however, the most recent advancement in technology is now feasible for folks to buy chairs made from vinyl, fiber, metal etc..

21:46

Samsung's Second Generation 10nm-Class DRAM in Production "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Samsung's second generation ("1y-nm") 8 Gb DDR4 DRAM dies are being mass produced:

Samsung late on Wednesday said that it had initiated mass production of DDR4 memory chips using its second generation '10 nm-class' fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology shrinks die size of the new DRAM chips and improves their performance as well as energy efficiency. To do that, the process uses new circuit designs featuring air spacers (for the first time in DRAM industry). The new DRAM ICs (integrated circuits) can operate at 3600 Mbit/s per pin data rate (DDR4-3600) at standard DDR4 voltages and have been validated with major CPU manufacturers already.

[...] Samsung's new DDR4 chip produced using the company's 1y nm fabrication process has an 8-gigabit capacity and supports 3600 MT/s data transfer rate at 1.2 V. The new D-die DRAM runs 12.5% faster than its direct predecessor (known as Samsung C-die, rated for 3200 MT/s) and is claimed to be up to 15% more energy efficient as well. In addition, the latest 8Gb DDR4 ICs use a new in-cell data sensing system that offers a more accurate determination of the data stored in each cell and which helps to increase the level of integration (i.e., make cells smaller) and therefore shrink die size.

Samsung says that the new 8Gb DDR4 chips feature an "approximate 30% productivity gain" when compared to similar chips made using the 1x nm manufacturing tech.
UPDATE 12/21: Samsung clarified that productivity gain means increase in the number of chips per wafer. Since capacity of Samsung's C-die and D-die is the same, the increase in the number of dies equals the increase in the number of bits per wafer. Therefore, the key takeaway from the announcement is that the 1y nm technology and the new in-cell data sensing system enable Samsung to shrink die size and fit more DRAM dies on a single 300-mm wafer. Meanwhile, the overall 30% productivity gain results in lower per-die costs at the same yield and cycle time (this does not mean that the IC costs are 30% lower though) and increases DRAM bit output.

The in-cell data sensing system and air spacers will be used by Samsung in other upcoming types of DRAM, including DDR5, LPDDR5, High Bandwidth Memory 3.0, and GDDR6.

Also at...

21:45

Books are balanced, time to party "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Books are balanced, time to party by Alasdair Macleod GoldMoney At least, thats how the bullion bank traders must be thinking. Ahead of the Feds quarter-point rise in the Fed funds rate, they spooked the longs out of their...

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21:45

Lalu Prasad Convicted in Fodder Scam Case; Mishra, Five Others Acquitted "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Lalu Prasad and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav. Credit: PTI

Ranchi: A special CBI court today convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case while acquitting six including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra.

CBI judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh from Deoghar Treasury between 1991 and 1994.

Lalu Prasad, the chief of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and other convicts were taken into custody immediately after the pronouncement of the verdict.

A charge sheet was filed against 38 persons on October 27, 1997. Eleven of them died and three turned approvers while two other accused confessed and were convicted in 2006-07, a CBI official said.

The post Lalu Prasad Convicted in Fodder Scam Case; Mishra, Five Others Acquitted appeared first on The Wire.

21:45

The fight for human rights continues across the Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

As governments have become more  powerful, helped by Western companies and governments, civil society is finding it harder to keep up. New ideas are needed to restore civic space, explains Elsa Saade.

S. Reda Humaidan, son of the detained Photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan who was arrested in January 2014 for covering Bahrain uprising. Photo: NurPhoto/ABACA/PA Images. All rights reserved.

This article is part of our series on the 2017 International Civil Society Week, where CIVICUS and the Pacific Islands Association of non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO) brought civil society members and activists from around the world together to discuss some of the key challenges our planet is facing. You can see more of what came out of the event here.

The Day of Rage may have been the beginning of Bahrains national uprising, but the roots of this civil resistance lay much deeper. The series of protests that erupted on 14 February 2011 were organised exactly ten years after the National Charter, which committed to the transformation of the country into a constitutional monarchy, was approved by nearly 95% in a popular vote. A year after that display of common suffrage, the monarch moved to curtail the newly established democratic powers of the parliament. When Bahranis took to the streets on that morning in 2011, they were reminding the monarch of the unfulfilled democratic transformation that had been promised to them ten years before.

Inspired by similar uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, social media was an integral part in the organisation and coverage of the protests. Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, one of the most prominent Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Bahrain leading the pro-democracy protests, was an popular influencer. His highly visible position and his long history of building a human rights movement in the GCC made him a target of the state, and on 9 April 2011 he was arrested. Two months and a half later, a military court sentenced him and eight others to life imprisonment, and he is still in pri...

21:41

Victory for The Wire as Court Lifts Injunction Granted to Jay Amit Shah "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Decision a vindication of The Wires stand that its article The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah was a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression in the public interest.

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Press Release
December 23, 2017

The civil court, Mirzapur, Ahmedabad on December 23, 2017, vacated the ex parte ad interim injunction imposed on The Wire in the wake of its recent story on the the meteoric rise in the business activities of BJP president Amit Shahs son, Jay Shah, following the Bharatiya Janata Partys ascension to power in 2014.

The court had originally granted Jay Shah an  all encompassing injunction on October 12, 2017, barring The Wire, its editors and the author of the story, The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah from

using and publishing or printing in any electronic, print, digital or any other media, or broadcast, telecast, print and publish in any manner including by way of interview, holding Tv talks, debate and debates, news items, programs in any language on the basis of the article published in THE WIRE (dated 8/10/2010) either directly or indirectly on the subject matter with respect to the plaintiff in any manner whatsoever.

The Wire had challenged the injunction on the grounds that it represente...

21:40

Anti-US United Nations Resolution as Seen From The Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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The Lebanese daily newspaper Al Akhbar is convinced that the outrage that has been accumulating in the region in the face of the increasingly dismissive policies pursued by the Trump administration has finally broken through. This outrage manifested itself in the reluctance of the UN General Assembly to recognize Washingtons decision of treating Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Such an assessment shows how this decision was received across the Arab world. The position was stressed even further by a number of comments provided by local authors and analysts featured in the newspaper. All commentators seem to agree that this resolution has marked a decisive victory of legality and rule of law over corrupted practices. Thus, the US attempt to openly blackmail those who do not want to bow their heads to Washington has been openly rejected.

Local analysts are convinced that the problem of Jerusalem remains a global concern, that is not limited to the Arab-Muslim world. The US administration was confronted by the international community rejecting its unilateral decision to review the status of Jerusalem.

This latest vote reflects an unprecedented political and diplomatic confrontation to ever occur in the corridors of the UN between the US administration and the majority of worlds states, as two-thirds of the UN member states supported the non-recognition of the US decision on the status of Jerusalem, says the Al Akhbar newspaper. Its convinced that the international community is not afraid anymore to oppose unilateral Washingtons decisions, even though Trump failed to find a better way of addressing its members than to use the language of threats against those who supported this resolution, which constitutes a clear violation of the international law.

As for Washingtons warnings of reducing aid to foreign states, according to the Al Jazeera, for the year 2018 it rests at the level of 25.8 billion dollars.

Among largest receivers of this aid once find Israel (3.1 billion dollars), followed by Egypt (1.3 billion dollars), and Jordan (1 billion dollars dollars). At the same time, most of this assistance is allocated on the so-called Foreign military financing to facilitate the efforts of foreign clients to purchase American weapons or obtain military assistance.

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21:39

Sciences 2017 Breakthrough of the Year: The observation of two neutron stars merging "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

From the AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE Science has chosen as its 2017 Breakthrough of the Year the first observations of a neutron-star merger, a violent celestial event that transfixed physicists and astronomers. As the two neutron stars spiraled together 130 million light years away, they generated tiny ripples in the fabric of spacetime called

21:38

Historic! Norways Parliament Votes to Decriminalize ALL Drugs "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Claire S Bernish, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times Media

In a bid to assist addicts, rather than lock users in cages, Norways parliament voted last week to decriminalize all drugs  citing Portugal and its general success lowering addiction and incarceration rates, getting those who need it into treatment, and drastically reducing crime and other issues related to the illegality of substances for personal use thus, becoming the first Scandinavian nation to do so.

Four major political parties campaigned in favor of the revolutionary shift in policy, and a majority vote in Storting, Norwegian parliament, brought to fruition their efforts to, as Nicolas Wilkinson, health spokesman for the Socialist Left (SV) party, explainedstop punishing people who struggle, but instead give them help and treatment.

It is important to emphasise that we do not legalise cannabis and other drugs, but we decriminalise, Storting Health Committee Deputy Chairman Sveinung Stensland toldnational publication, VG.

The change will take some time, but that means a changed vision: those who have a substance abuse problem should be treated as ill, and not as criminals with classical sanctions such as fines and imprisonment.

The Independent reports the parties backing the measure included the Conservatives (Hoyre), Liberals (Venstre), the Labor Party (Ap), and the Socialist Left (SV) with those voting in favor of full decriminalization directing the Norwegian government to reform its drug policies accordingly.

It wasnt just the relative success in Portugal that motivated Norwegian politicians to...

21:34

How to Meditate: A Beginners Guide "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BY SOFO ARCHON

If every 8-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation. Dalai Lama

We often hear about the how good meditation is for our emotional health, but most of us dont know how to actually begin implementing it in our lives. For this reason, Id like you to share with you this short, simple guide to meditation that help you to better understand what it is, how to practice as well as how to stick to it for the long-term, so that you can reap the all the amazing benefits of it.

Video credit: Improvement Pill

The post How to Meditate: A Beginners Guide appeared first on The Unbounded Spirit.

21:30

PR: Cryptobank Datarius Integrating Bancor Protocol "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Cryptobank Datarius Integrating Bancor Protocol

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

San Jose, Costa Rica Datarius, a new blockchain cryptobank has today announced collaboration with Bancor to minimize the risk of volatility. Datarius will activate a Token Relay with 7% of its circulating token supply within the 45 days following the distribution of the DTRC tokens after a successful completion of the Token Sale.

We appreciate very much our partnership and consider it a recognition of Datarius tokens as strong and promising, said Alex Vuyko, CEO Datarius. Bancor Protocol will allow us through tokens transformation on the basis of smart contracts to secure stability of DTRC price.

About Datarius

The Datarius project is a new, social-type cryptobank with transparent conditions. In cryptobanking industry, Datarius will become the first financial institution capable of o ering its customers a full range of financial services implemented within a decentralized system. The uniqueness of Datarius Cryptobank is that the project allows customers to get services, adapted to their needs. Datarius will operate on the basis of P2P ecosystem (peer-to-peer), where transaction participants are private users, and not banking institutions. For more information, please visit https://www.datarius.io/.

About Bancor

Bancor Protocol is a standard for the creation of Smart Tokens, cryptocurrencies with built-in convertibility directly through their smart contracts. Bancor utilizes an innovative token Connector method to enable formulaic price calculation and continuous liquidity for all compliant tokens, without needing to match two parties in an exchange. Smart Tokens interconnect to form token liquidity networks, allowing user-generated cryptocurrencies to thrive. For more information, visit the website and read the Bancor Protocol White paper.

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21:26

US Department of Defense Releases Video of a UFO Rotating in Mid-air for the First Time "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
Waking Times Media

There are a number of pictures and real video footage taken of Unidentified Flying Objects(UFOs). Some of the videos floating around out there have defied the belief of skeptics for years. Even with the official release of hundreds of thousands of documents by dozens of governments and multiple intelligence agencies, its still a topic that can change an individuals world paradigm for the rest of their lives, which is why perhaps so many choose to remain in ignorance despite all of the evidence which now surrounds the UFO phenomenon.

This stuff is as real as it gets, heres a publication in The Journal of Scientific Exploration which shows a picture snapped by Canadian military pilots of a UFO, which was taken back in 1956 at an altitude 36,000 ft (app. 11 km). It was observed hovering around them for 45 seconds before it disappeared.

Multiple documents show that military radar has tracked thousands of UFOs, with military jets sent to intercept hundreds of times. These encounters have one thing in common, objects travelling at tremendous speeds, and performing maneuvers that no known man-made air craft can perform. They often defy our current understanding of physics.

We are living in a time where the UFO topic is more popular than ever, and that could be in large part due to the fact, as Ex-CIA Director Roscoe Hillenkoetter saidthrough an official campaign of secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.

We are just starting to figure our that something has been going on.

Well, its understandable that this type of information could be hard to disseminate to the public, without i...

21:25

Michael Hudson: He Died for Our Debt, not Our Sins "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Interview with Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is J is for Junk Economics. Cross-posted from Hudsons site. As many people turn towards their Christian and Jewish faiths this Christmas and Hanukkah in []

21:22

Bulgarias Arms Trade: Love, Peace and the Doner Kebab Doctrine "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The continuing conflicts in the Middle East may seem too distant to most East Europeans. Not so to Bulgarias arms manufacturers and government, for whom the killings have provided a significant source of income. This article was first published in Serbo-Croatian by Bilten.

Last month the Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borisov made an official visit to Saudi Arabia. The diplomatic meeting was supposed to provide the groundwork for an inter-governmental committee aimed at avoiding double taxation. But the tax agreement and economic cooperation talks were largely seen as support for Riyadhs attempts to secure arms imports in the midst of rising calls for a military embargo against the authoritarian monarchy.

When there are talks about armament, rearmament, arms race, historically nothing good ever follows. In Europe, however, even if one soldier dies, this is a tragedy we are the most humane, Borisov asserted this October. But this did not stop his government, a few weeks later, to approve higher military expenditure for the otherwise socially austere 2018 budget. The defense budget for 2017 amounted to over 500 million euro of the total government budgetary expenditures, only to rise in 2018 by 60 million euro.

The Bulgarian PM frequently poses as a critic of militarism; he often counterpoises commerce and business as an alternative to war and nationalism. When he refused to join the anti-Russian NATO Black Sea fleet last year Borisov stated that I want to see in the Black Sea sailing ships, yachts, tourists, love and peace. He made a similar statement during the Saudi Arabia visit: My politics has always been abou...

21:17

OVER 100 MEMBERS OF AHRAR AL-SHAM SURRENDER TO SYRIAN ARMY IN HOMS "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Illustrative image OVER 100 MEMBERS OF AHRAR AL-SHAM SURRENDER TO SYRIAN ARMY IN HOMS On December 22, 121 fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham Movement from the town of Daar al-Kabira the northern Homs countryside laid down their arms and surrendered to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), according to the Russian Reconciliation Centre in Syria. The []

21:15

Republicans Take Complete Ownership of the Bubble (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Republicans Take Complete Ownership of the Bubble Video Peter Schiff Click here to sign up for The Daily Coin FREE newsletter covering precious metals, war, health and prepper suggestions! Video Source

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21:15

UN vote on Jerusalem a signal of US limits, and an act of defiance White House caught in dilemma between its rhetoric and realities of Middle East and other countries politics "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

21:15

De Facto Travel Restrictions Now Exist For Americans "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Green Party presidential Candidate Jill Stein is being investigated by the Senate Intelligence (sic) Committee for Russian connections.

21:12

Do You Enjoy Eating Eggs? Heres Why You Should Never Put Them In Your Mouth Again. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

BY SOFO ARCHON

Many people enjoy eating eggs, but thats because they arent aware of what chickens have to endure in order for the eggs that end up in their plate to be produced.

If youd like to know a scary secret the egg industry is hiding from you, watch the truth-revealing video below, and if its message resonates with you, be sure to share it your your friends and family so as to help them make more conscious, responsible consumer choices.

Video credit: Erin Janus

The post Do You Enjoy Eating Eggs? Heres Why You Should Never Put Them In Your Mouth Again. appeared first on The Unbounded Spirit.

21:12

Christmas lights outside Wagga "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

This display is nestled in a rural mailbox

21:07

Deezer Tries to Shut Down Hacked Pirate Versions "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Nowadays there are dozens of ways for people to pirate free music. Torrent sites, direct downloading portals, stream ripping, you name it.

While the music industry tries to crack down on these unauthorized services, there are also plenty of problems close to home.

Legitimate streaming platforms such as Spotify and Tidal has been used to rip music from, and the same is true for the French streaming giant Deezer.

Through various applications, the public can freely access and download the entire Deezer library, completely hassle-free.

Take Deezloader, for example, which makes it surprisingly easy to grab high-quality tracks, complete with proper titles and tags. Want to download a full album in one click? No problem. A custom playlist of dozens of songs? Done.

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Deezer is obviously not happy with these applications. Through DMCA notices the company does its best to take them down. This week it sent a notice to the developer platform GitHub, targetting several of these tools.

..therefore ask that you immediately take down the projects corresponding to the URLs below and all of the related forks by others members who have had access or even contributed to such projects.

GitHub was quick to respond and removed access to (forks of) applications such as Deezloader, DeezerDownload, Deeze, Deezerio, Deezit, and Deedown. Instead, users who try to access these repositories now see the following notice.

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While the DMCA notice helps to make these projects unavailable, at least on GitHub, the applications still work. Theyre also widely available through other sites and forums.

These tools have been around for a while and despite Deezers most recent efforts, the musics still playing

Deezer refers to the pirate applications as ...

21:03

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (REUTERS) The UN Security Council on Friday (Dec 22) unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea following its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, a move that analysts said could have a significant impact on the isolated countrys struggling economy.

The resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 per cent of refined petroleum product exports to North Korea by capping them at 500,000 barrels a year and, in what diplomats said was a last-minute change, demands the repatriation of North Koreans working abroad within 24 months, instead of 12 months as first proposed.

The US-drafted resolution would also cap crude oil supplies to North Korea at four million barrels a year. The United States has been calling on China to limit its oil supply to its neighbour and ally.

Wu Haitao, Chinas deputy U.N. ambassador, said tensions on the Korean peninsula risk spiralling out of control and he repeated Beijings call for talks.  Chinas foreign ministry said it hoped all parties would implement the resolution and urged all sides to exercise restraint.

Fridays resolution passed by a vote of 15 to zero, said Japans ambassador to the United Nations. Japan holds the presidency of the Security Council this month.

North Korea on Nov 29 said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile in a breakthrough that puts the US mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earths atmosphere.

It (the resolution) sends the unambiguous message to Pyongyang that further defiance will invite further punishments and isolation, Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the United Nations, said following the vote.

Tensions have been rising over North Koreas nuclear and missile programmes, which it pursues in defiance of years of UN Security Council resolutions, with bellicose rhetoric coming from both Pyongyang and the White House.

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21:01

robert gray "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Just so that Robert Gray is here in the room with us, then, from the start; just so you hear his voice; just so that his pastures, creeks and estuaries join us at the confluence of the McKenzie and the Willamette, let me read you some of my favourite lines from his poetry. They open his poem A Day at Bellingen, a work from the very centre of his oeuvre, from the heart of his third (of seven) volumes, Skylight (1983).

A Day at Bellingen
I come rowing back on the mauve creek, and theres a
daylight moon
among the shabby trees,
above the scratchy swamp oaks
and through the wrecked houses of the paperbarks;
a half moon
drifting up beside me like a jelly fish.
Now the reflected water becomes, momentarily, white
magnesium burning.
My oars
have paused, held in their hailing
stance
are melting;
and the long water is a dove-grey rippled sand.
A dark bird hurries
low in a straight line silently overhead.
The navy-blue air, with faint underlighting;
Has gauze veil hung up within it, or a moist fresh
Smoke.
I land in the bottom of an empty paddock,
at a dark palisade
of saplings
(Gray 1998, 126)

Theres Robert Gray: doing what he does like no one else, this coastal pastoral, with its echoes of Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Zen masters; there he goes, stilling time, slowing it, at least, to the pace of a dinghy on dark water at dusk. There is his palette: dove-grey, mauve, magnesium white, navy blue. There are some of his motifs: the daylight moon, the saplings, the dark bird in flight, the rowboat, the hanging smoke. There is natures wrecked house. And there on the shore are the empty paddocks his voice grew up in.

http://www.marktredinnick.com.au/index.php/writing/more/under_the_mountains_and_beside_a_creek/


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21:00

HS2 route to be tunnelled under Brussels to get to China more quickly "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

not so much Hu, but WenIn response to huge popular unease, the government has announced plans to vary the route through which it obtains capital funding. Protests against existing plans have been loudest in the Buckingham constituency often crashed into by Nigel Farage, and as a result plans have been unveiled to avoid Brussels completely by tunnelling under it and extending the line to China, with scheduled stops on the way in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

The original programme for HS2, or How to Spend again has been derailed many times due to unexpected or unprepared-for situations such as countries not paying for their tickets, frozen assets at critical junctures, or the wrong kind of Berlusconi on the line. But with the new Expressway, due to be in operation by 2026 at the latest, the government is confident of reducing the time taken to produce a better deal for the British taxpayer, and cut waiting times for the extension of credit to small businesses by up to 52 years.

This has nothing to do with Nimbyism, said Transportable Secretary of State Justine Greening, and we are working hard with our European counterparts to find a way to avoid bothering them at all. In fact, were looking to reduce services to any European destinations whatsoever, and to be honest, I doubt theyd even notice.

The new tunnel will begin just outside Amersham which is jolly convenient for many government MPs who will be able to simply park up, step into First Class and text their drivers to ask them to wait as they head off on important government business to the other side of the planet.

China has apparently welcomed the move and President Hu, on a visit to a state-owned facility in Shanghai which had just rolled out a model of the fastest financial transaction ever seen on the planet, said something in Chinese which none of the British reporters present could understand.

A formal announcement on the monumental change of plans by the Secretary of State was expected in Birmingham this morning but has been postponed following transport difficulties including overcrowding at Reading, and the replacement bus service between Banbury and Coventry being cancelled due to the wrong kind of road.

21:00

MERRY CHRISTMAS! "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Hi everyone:
There will be no blog today!  Daniel and I would like to thank all of you for your support, for the articles

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20:59

Yellow and Grey Accent Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Yellow and Grey Accent Chair - Parsons seats come in so attractive variations that picking the one can be a bit daunting. This guide has been assembled to assist you select parsons chairs to match your house decor design. Whether you're trying to find a set of one or dining seats or two chairs to use for dwelling space dividers, this guide is going to direct you.

When a is visualized by men and women, they consider large, formal dining rooms and rooms. A skirted upholstered parsons seat does seem regal! However parsons chairs could be accommodated for more casual surroundings as well. These designs are tasteful and classicgoing out of style. Wooden legs are included by traits of style seats that are parsons in deep, classic finishes such as walnut, cherry, mahogany and oak. The thighs are usually in the "s-curved" Queen Anne design-- also called cabriole legs - or in the bolder Chippendale fashion. The seat backs are generally camel, crescent or scrolled shape, which makes them a bit more formality. Parsons chairs could be skirted, with box or triple pleats for a fancier look.

You've got extensive alternatives when choosing upholstery for a design that is traditional parsons chair. Pick complements the color scheme and overall mood of the room. 1 idea is to pair a light fabric-- either solid colored or stained-- with a darker wood. Soft green , light blue or Ivory are all excellent options. Traditionally designed seats may stand up to prints and colors, including scrolled patterns, florals , lush greens, burgundies, dark blues and golds. Nailhead trim, tassels and stainless steel rings are timeless upholstery accents.

20:59

Antique Childrens Desk with attached Chair "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

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Antique Childrens Desk with attached Chair - If you work in a computer on a regular basis occasionally you will notice that your shoulder or your spine hurt. Massages can resolve this and sometimes a brand new office chair might assist. A whole lot of people suffer from repetitive stress injury and it can be an idea to purchase some office furniture which will assist with those things. For instance, miracles can be worked by a new seat with lumbar support for your back - you might also need to consider wrist supports to mouse and your keyboard.

There are a enormous variety of alternatives which can be found on the internet so it is a great idea. It's totally up to you which options you choose to pick. But when it comes to buying items you'll have to think about doing a little bit of research before you make any decisions. It's a good idea to determine the industry and find out before you purchase the very first thing that you see, what else can be found.

Doing a bit of price comparison is also a smart idea because that way you can make sure that you're getting yourself the best deals online. Remember to go at your own pace and use a pen and paper to keep track of your progress. Do not hesitate to rush into anything. Purchasing a new office chair on the web is simple but you'll have to think about different choices. Doing some research will help you stay up with what is available on the market of today and it must also help save you quite a lot of money.

20:56

TRANSCENDING THE CAVE AND THE MATRIX "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Gary Z McGeeStaff Writer
Waking Times
Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque. ~U. G. Krishnamurti
The mold which culture conforms to is the Cave that Plato elaborated on, and the Matrix that Neo had to overcome. As such, our Matrix/Cave is the cultural mold we tend to cling to. Therefore, in order to progressively evolve (as individuals and as a species), indeed, in order to transcend the Cave and overcome the Matrix, we must be willing to break the cultural mold. This is easier said than done because fear of the unknown is ever-present.
Heres the thing, down and dirty: Soul-Initiation requires ego-annihilation. This isnt complete destruction, mind you. Its creative destruction. Similar to the way a caterpil...

20:54

US govt to review Obama administration handling of Hezbollah drug initiative "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File | The review comes after Politico reported that the administration of former president Barack Obama had derailed the effort to target Hezbollah drug trafficking because it could have undermined its push for a deal to curb Irans nuclear program
WASHINGTON (AFP)  US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered an investigation into allegations that the Obama administration undermined efforts to target Hezbollah drug trafficking.The announcement comes after Politico reported that Project Cassandra, a program targeting trafficking by Iran-backed Hezbollah that could have undermined the push for a nuclear deal with Tehran, was derailed by the administration of former president Barack Obama.

The review will evaluate allegations that certain matters were not properly prosecuted and to ensure all matters are appropriately handled, Sessions said in a statement.

While I am hopeful that there were no barriers constructed by the last administration to allowing DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) agents to fully bring all appropriate cases under Project Cassandra, this is a significant issue for the protection of Americans, he added.

But Edward Price, a former CIA agent who served as spokesman for the National Security Council for the Obama administration, told AFP: The narrative presented in this report in no way resembles reality.

The Obama administration said time and again that the nuclear negotiations with Iran were confined exclusively to that narrow issue. We did not make concessions in other arenas, and we most certainly did not curtail or attempt to influence any active investigations, including by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Any allegations to the contrary are false, and those reflected in the story appear to be from former low-level officials who have since gone on to work for organizations ideologically opposed to the Iran deal, something Politico failed to disclose.

Trump has criticized the Iran nuclear agreement as one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.

He refused to certify Irans compliance with the deal, but left its ultimate fate up to the US Congress.

Related:

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20:54

Phil Borges: Is Madness a Breakdown or Initiation into a Spiritual Calling? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Is madness a breakdown or initiation into a spiritual calling? Crazywise is a new documentary film that explores the meaning of psychosis from the perspective of traditional cultures and shamanism, following the stories of people struggling with extreme states, spiritual awakening, and the mental health systems failures.

Filmmaker Phil Borges is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker whose work has appeared on National Geographic and Discover.

https://www.madinamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Crazywise-Film-_-Phil-Borges-_-Madness-Radio.mp3

 

Crazywise film

 

20:53

Senior moments: poor memory tied to faulty brain rhythms during sleep "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Older brains may forget more because they lose their rhythm at night. During deep sleep, older people have less coordination between two brain waves that are important to saving new memories, a team reports in the journal Neuron. "It's like a drummer that's perhaps just one beat off the rhythm," says Matt Walker, one of the paper's authors and a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. "The aging brain just doesn't seem to be able to synchronize its brain waves effectively." The finding appears to answer a long-standing question about how aging can affect memory even in people who do not have Alzheimer's or some other brain disease.

20:52

Trumps soldiers in Yemen, helping Saudi bloodbath "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Admin. Covers Up Saudi War Crimes in Yemen, Exaggerates Irans Role

3 February 2017

Ben Norton tells Paul Jay that the U.S. and Saudis are overwhelmingly responsible for the atrocities committed in Yemen.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Pentagon admits presence of US troops in Yemen as cholera cases top one million

23 December 2017

The Pentagon admitted for the first time this week that it has conducted multiple ground operations in Yemen, the impoverished and war-ravaged country on the Arabian Peninsula, while conducting more than 120 air strikes there this year, triple the number in 2016.

This revelation of an escalation on yet another front in the expanding US military intervention in the Middle East came as Yemen marked the 1,000th day of the war being waged by Saudi Arabia and its fellow Gulf oil sheikdoms against the poorest nation in the Middle East.

Multiple aid agencies issued statements warning that the deaths of millions are threatened as the war claims more victims and plunges vast portions of the population into conditions of famine and disease.

The depth of the cou...

20:49

Message from Mike Quinsey 12-22-17 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A new Mike Quinsey.

After 21.12.2012 most people felt let down However much against expectations there was the of 1% that was needed for there to be peace on Earth, and it was achieved by the people themselves. Projections of the future indicated that the alternative path of higher vibrations that we are now on would lead directly to Ascension, and the same new energy has seeded the Middle East for peace amongst its people. So well done to those of you who have been steadfast and determined to successfully raise your vibrations, and have been able to do so.

Now that we have crossed the 2012 marker we must create our path without any attachment whatsoever to the old energies that are no longer relevant. We have entered an entirely new period that will carry the Beings of Light onward and forward to eventual completion as Galactic Beings.

the new cycle has no links with the old energies and that we should leave them behind, and fully concentrate on using the new energies to create our path to Ascension. The expectations from various sources suggest that there is a spread of 8 to 16 years for it to happen, so in any event it will take place in most of our lifetimes.

Some souls ask how they would know if they are ready to take the path to Ascension and be successful. It is of course in their own hands and having come this far there is no reason why they should not be able to go all the way. It is a matter of keeping focussed upon your goal, and not being side tracked by any other happenings. A simple answer that has been mentioned in earlier messages is to live your life, as one who has found the ab...

20:49

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

NEW DAWN WISHES MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ITS LISTERNERS
By Aloysius Laukai

The management and Staff of Bougainvilles Community Radio Network, NEW DAWN FM wishes to send their seasons Greeting to its clients and Listeners on Bougainville and online viewers of our stories since 2009.
We would like to say thank you for your support in 2017 and despite Power Blackouts we continued to bring news and current affairs to our listeners.
The management and staff believe also that more improvements will be made in 2018 in our endeavours to cover the entire Bougainville region with our radio signals and to PNG also as Bougainville prepare for the Referendum in 2019.

Ends

20:47

Pennsylvania: Muslim chases and shoots police officer, is killed in firefight with police "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Theres no doubt he was directly targeting police officers, Marsico said. The DA added that El-Mofty recently traveled to the Middle East. The Islamic State issued this call in September 2014: So O muwahhid, do not let this battle pass you by wherever you may be. You must strike the soldiers, patrons, and troops of the []

20:45

Jerusalem The Straw that Breaks the Empires Back? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Jerusalem The Straw that Breaks the Empires Back? by Peter Koenig The Greanville Post hen President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall relocate, he violated...

The post Jerusalem The Straw that Breaks the Empires Back? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:45

Poland Hit by "Nuclear Option": Brussels Makes Polexit Feasible "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The European Commission has decided to suspend Poland's voting rights in the EU after two years of dispute over judicial reforms that Brussels says undermine Polish courts' independence.

20:43

Both Left and Right to Hold Mass Anti-corruption Rallies in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

While Saturdays demonstration in Tel Aviv will be the fourth such consecutive protest against corruption in Netanyahus government, it is the first time the right wing will rally on the matter

By Dina Kraft Dec 23, 2017 10:09 AM
Haaretz

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow and protest organizer Eldad Yaniv address an anti-corruption rally in Tel Aviv, December 16, 2017.

Mass anti-corruption demonstrations are scheduled to be held Saturday night in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the countrys largest cities.

The Tel Aviv rally, attended mostly by those who occupy the center and left flanks of the political spectrum, marks the fourth consecutive week demonstrators have poured into the streets and demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The rally in Jerusalem will mark the first time Israelis on the right, among them voters for Netanyahus Likud party, will gather against corruption, with an eye towards Netanyahu.

The police are investigating Netanyahu and some of his associates in two major corruption cases and both sides of the Israeli political divide are becoming increasingly vocal in their criticism of the long-serving prime minister.  Netanyahu denies the charges against him and has been increasingly outspoken in his criticism of the police, suggesting in a recent speech that they were incompetent.

The grassroots Tel Aviv gatherings have been attracting upwards of 10,000 people a week.

Yoaz Hendel, a former communications director for Netanyahu, is one of the organizers of the Jerusalem anti-corruption rally. Theres a second Jerusalem demonstration also scheduled to take place Saturday evening, that is reportedly being organized by pro-Netanyahu loyalists.

Netanyahu is being investigated in two separate cases.

The first investigation is about allegations that he received lavish gifts from wealthy businessmen.

The police are also investigating allegations Netanyahu attempted to make a deal with the owner of Yediot Ahronoth, a popular Israeli newspaper that is often critical of the prime minister, to assure he would get more favorable coverage.

Another scandal, dubbed the submarine affair involves Netanyahu associates.  It deals with the allegations of bribery in a deal between Israel and Germany worth over a billion dollars.

Past demonstrations in Tel Aviv have brought in crowds of tens of thousands of people.

Those that took part in the first protest came out in anger of a proposed bill that would have prevented police from publicizing recommendations on indictmen...

20:42

Debt Rattle December 23 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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20:40

A Novel Excuse for Lying "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

If a lie is egregious enough it has the potential to spawn its own meme and that was certainly the case with former Arizona Senator Jon Kyls epic performance in 2011. That year, Senator Kyl made a speech on the Senate floor during a looming government shutdown crisis in which he stated that Planned Parenthood spent over ninety percent of its budget towards abortion-related activities.

Everybody goes to clinics, to hospitals, to doctors, and so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you dont have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and thats well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.

This wasnt just a little untrue. Politifact quickly chimed in with a correction: abortions accounted for just under 3 percent of the procedures Planned Parenthood provided in 2009, which is the most recent year for which the group is reporting statistics.

Presented with the fact that he had just told a gross, mammoth lie on the Senate floor, Kyl had an excuse. His office released a statement saying that his remark was not intended to be a factual statement. Even today, people will mockingly use those words to comment on examples of things that are risibly untrue.

I didnt think it was possible to outdo Jon Kyl, but former House Intelligence Committee chairman Peter Hoekstra has accomplished it:

A Dutch journalist just asked new U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra why he said there are no go areas in the Netherlands, where radical Muslims are setting cars and politicians on fire.

Hoekstra denied it, and called the claim fake news.

The reporter then showed Hoekstra a video clip of himself at a congressional hearing in 2015 saying: The Islamic movement has now gotten to a point where they have put Europe into chaos. Chaos in the Netherlands, there are cars being burned, there are politicians that are being burned.

And yes, there are no-go zones in the Netherlands, he added in the clip.

Then things got extremely weird.

When the reporter presse...

The Left Has No Answer to Wingnut Welfare "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

In the summer and fall of 2004, I was busy organizing Delaware and Montgomery counties in the Philadelphia suburbs. My employer was Project Vote through a partnership with ACORN, and yes a lot of the funding came from George Soros. You can check the numbers yourself, but my teams measurably boosted voter registration in blue areas of those counties and ran a disciplined and effective get out the vote effort on election day, helping John Kerry carry Pennsylvania. After the disappointing national results, I developed and launched my blog Booman Tribune in March 2005.

Before long, I fell in with a salon of writers that orbited around the pseudonymous Atrios, soon to be revealed as a former economics professor named Duncan Black. Animated most by antiwar fervor, this group included not just writers you probably know like Susie Madrak and Chris Bowers, but others who had smaller followings but no less talent. It also included lawyers and community organizers who had brilliant minds and a willingness to sacrifice in the cause of fighting the Bush administration and bringing about an end to their adventure in Iraq. Some would become soldiers in Barack Obamas field organization, and others would serve as delegates at the National Convention. Politicians began to flock to our meetings, seeking our approval or at least to mute our criticisms. Even Pat Toomey made an appearance when he began to think about running for Senate. Cable news started featuring some of our articles during special segments they developed to look at what was being discussed on the blogs. But for all our energy and talent, I dont think any of us ever got a dime from George Soros. We didnt get a dime from anyone. There was no leftwing equivalent of wingnut welfare or pipeline that would move us through think tanks and partisan magazines like the National Review and Weekly Standard to plum positions at the New York Times and Washington Post.

What happened was predictable. Most of the talent was squandered as people had no choice but to make economic decisions that precluded much political activity. On the plus side, we can look back and be grateful that we werent corrupted or coopted, but its hard not to see this as a missed opportunity for the left, especially when you realize that it was repeated all over the country.

The Republicans do not have as much natural talent in the creative fields to begin with, and they certainly dont waste what they have. You can see this clearly in Jane Meyers major new.........

Trump is Trying to Corrupt the United Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The basic premise of the United Nations, according to the Trump administration, is that the U.S. spends a lot of money on the organization and in return we expect other members to vote the way we want them to vote. If they dont, we may punish the entire organization. We may punish individual countries in other ways by withholding or canceling economic or military or humanitarian aid. We also will react negatively to anything that can be perceived as disrespect, and if the United Nations as a whole questions our foreign policy decisions, that is definitely a sign of disrespect rather than substantive or moral disagreement.

I dont think we have to get too complicated here or delve into the details of any particular case. This behavior is corrupt. The United Nations does many things, but at its heart it is a set of legislative bodies and associated committees. And our position is that these bodies are not free to vote according to their conscience without fear of retribution to the institution, the individual members, or both.

Realistically, the members of any legislative body are subject to outside pressure, bullying, and retribution. Thats politics. But these elements of politics always push up against ethical boundaries, sometimes crossing them. We try to balance that out with sunshine and accountability, so we have requirements that people disclose who is giving them money and we make lobbyists register and abide by certain guidelines. We limit what kind of gifts are allowed and we have ethics committees that try to limit bribery and kickbacks.

Whats truly unusual in this case is that the legislative body itself is being threatened. Its far different to be a lawmaker who has to decide how to vote based in part on fundraising considerations and threats from lobbying groups, and to be a lawmaker who feels he has to vote a certain way or else the body he serves will be stripped of funding and perhaps see a reduction in its area of responsibility or its influence.

Obviously, the United States is going to use its power as leverage within the United Nations, as do other major powers. But its a major transgression to attack the institution itself. Its also unseemly to so brazenly threaten individual nations in an effort to coerce their votes. This, too, is corrosive to the health of the institution. And its deeply resented all across the world, among our closest allies and our foes alike.

All of this would apply to any topic, but that the topic is as controversial as Jerusalem makes matters even worse. And it....

Did the GOP Hurt Itself With the Tax Bill? "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Its well worth reading John Judiss essay that raises doubt about how certain it is that the Republicans will suffer in the midterm elections, or even in 2020, due to the passage of their plutocratic tax bill. Even if you dont agree with many or most of his points, you should at least consider them. So, why are the Democrats too optimistic about the political windfall they think they get?

Judis begins by asserting that most American voters dont object to inequality unless there is nothing in it for them. We can debate exactly how true that is, but Judis points out that however skewed toward corporations and the rich the bill might be, there are some things in it that less affluent people will notice and appreciate, including the increase in the child credit and standard deduction and lower rates.

He predicts with some justification, I think, that people dont really care about the deficit and that banging on about the deficit isnt necessarily sensible anywayneither on the merits nor on the politics. And while he predicts that the bill will cause the same kind of irresponsible and unregulated speculation that caused problems in the 1920s and in the lead-up to the Great Recession, he feels that in the short-term the tax bill will boost consumer spending and corporate investment, giving a boost to the economy.

He acknowledges that the changes in how state and local taxes and mortgage deductions are handled will alienate suburbanites in high-tax states, but he see the fallout from that as limited to the possible loss of a few extra House seats, with little benefit in other parts of the country or in statewide races.

He sees it as an optical problem that the individual cuts sunset in 2025 but the corporate rates do not, but expects this to manifest itself as a political liability in 2025, not in 2018 or 2020.

He concludes by expressing skepticism about polling that shows that the bill is unpopular, as he doesnt think it is an expression of a substantive opposition to the features of the legislation.

Im inclined to concede most of these points, but the areas where I disagree could be important.

Given that Donald Trump was just elected president, taking the cynical view of the American electorate might seem like the appropriate default position to adopt, but I dont think its fair or supportable to say that Americans simply dont care about wealth inequality. I think a lot of people care about it, and I believe it can be politically activated with or without demagoguery. During the Great Recession, Americans were being taxed at an historically low rate, but it proved easy to mobilize an impassioned political reaction based on the idea that we.........

20:38

The Predator Factory "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

Why It Sucks Being Young in a Predatory Society (But Our Parents Still Dont Get It)

He didnt get in and now he should just give up! Do something else! Thats whats sensible! Its time for him to make some money, accomplish something that matters!

A person I know, speaking to me about their son, not getting into a very competitive kind of graduate school, on his first real try. Heres what I said.

Sorry. Forgive me. I think thats exactly backwards. The world today isnt like the world was when you were youngyoung people have been failed to an absurd degree, growing up without healthcare, pensions, retirement, chances at basically decent lives. That leaves them in a kind of existential traumatic shock. How is one to ever really feel at home? Can one? So: I dont think that many of our elders often understand how hard it is to be young today. I am going to put it more bluntly than I should, and then I will explain precisely what I mean.

You will accept this much Im sure: we have built predatory societies, or we live in a predatory age. That much is obvious: more than 100% of gains go to a tiny few at the top, the daily litany of statistics is endless. So: let me ask you, then. What is it like to be young in a predatory society? What does it even mean to be young in a predatory time?

It can only really mean something like this. The institutions we built dont give the young enough chances, opportunities, support, nurturing, care, or forgivenessbut prey on them doubly, by rewarding them for becoming little predators, instead, and punishing them when they dont. The price of even the tiniest challenge, of self-expression, of the desire to play and explore and think and discover is too often, is absolute punishment, swift and severefail a class, lose a job, screw up your life, more or less. A black mark of guilt, a scarlet letter of shame. Fit in this predator-shaped boxor youre out.

Conversely, those who do rise to the top are those who can withstand the whiplash barrage of conformity and perfectionism towards a failed ideal of maximum selfishness and crueltylike Venus flytraps flourishing in a greenhouse so hot all the other flowers wiltbut the price is that it takes away their fragility, empathy, grace, selfhood, and their humanity. Who does all this help? Isnt it just another way to pull down those who (and what in them) should really rise?

Why do they our institutions self-evidently fail to support and nurture and develop the young? Well, the reason is simple. The institutions that we built stopped doing what they were really supposed towhich is to humanize and civilize peopleand began becoming something else. They became arenas to winnow out the weak, the vu...

20:37

Typhoon death toll rises to over 100 in The Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Allworld"

The death toll on the island of Mindanao from floods and slides spawned by typhoon Tembin exceeds 100, officials in The Philippines said on Saturday.

20:34

Learn CSS Grid by recreating familiar layouts: Airbnb, Youtube and more "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I learn best by example and Im guessing you have arrived here because you do as well. Ive found learning the features of CSS Grid the much easier by re-creating the layouts of products and websites Im familiar with.

For each layout Ive used a single main view as the basis for understanding how it would be constructed using the CSS Grid.

As a note: Ive omitted most of the intricate details on how the layout is handled (animations, data, etc.) so that the focus is on exploring the layout and how grid features work. So, please bare in mind that the layouts may not behave exactly as they do officially.

My aim is for this article is to serve as a reference point and a guide to bootstrapping similar layouts with relatively little code (which is why CSS Grid is good at what it does).

I plan to add additional layouts to this post overtime.

Last updated: 11th of December 2017

Current layouts:

  1. Airbnb home page
  2. YouTube home page
  3. Pinterest home view

Coming up:

  • Soundcloud
  • Bloomberg
  • Huffington Post

CSS Grids

What is the CSS Grid?

CSS Grid Layout excels at dividing a page into major regions, or defining the relationship in terms of size, position, and layer, between parts of a control built from HTML primitives.
Like tables, grid layout enables an author to align elements into columns and rows. However, many more layouts are either possible or easier with CSS Grid than they were with tables. For example, a grid containers child elements could position themselves so they actually overlap and layer, similar to CSS positioned elements.MDN

In short, CSS Grid provides a set of layout controls and tools that existing implementations of column and row based layouts created from using widths and float properties.

CSS Grid is also more than this. It can dynamically update properties based on rules you define (such as: when the browser is this width, do this). Hence, I believe it is the future of front-end layout approaches.

For those new to the concept of a grid itself: a grid is a set of lines (think of it like an old math working book) where it has horizontal and verti...

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