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Saturday, 29 October

02:08

New code injection attack works on all Windows versions "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers from security outfit enSilo have uncovered a new code injection technique that can be leveraged against all Windows versions without triggering current security solutions. They’ve dubbed the technique AtomBombing, because it exploits the operating system’s atom tables. “These tables are provided by the operating system to allow applications to store and access data. [They] can also be used to share data between applications,” enSilo’s Tal Liberman explained. “What we found is that a threat … More

01:57

Himalayas produce major quakes along its entire arc "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The main fault responsible for the creation of Himalayan mountains is capable of producing major, highly destructive earthquakes along its entire arc, a new geological research shows after analysis of the previously unstudied portion of the fault in the country...... Read more »

01:44

∞ How do I use my new lightning headphones with the new MacBook Pro? The Loop

Here’s a puzzling question, posed in this tweet from Rudy Richter:

@pschiller how do I use my Lightning headphones with the new MacBook Pro?

Think about this for a moment. The headphones that ship with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus end with a lightning connector. The phones also ship with a lightning to 3.5mm adapter that let you plug 3.5mm traditional headphones into a lightning port.

Still with me?

OK, so how do folks plug their lightning headphones into the new MacBook Pro? Is there any dongle that lets you plug in a lightning end and converts it into 3.5mm mini, or USB-C? What’s needed here is the reverse of the adapter that ships with the phone.

An interesting problem. Not sure there’s a solution. If I hear of one, I will definitely update this post.

UPDATE: Got this suggestion, about using the Apple Pencil adapter to solve the problem. Requires an Apple Pencil, so the idea is not for most, I think. But it did lead me to this adapter. Think it would work? Would also require a USB to USB-C adapter, which I suspect most buyers will buy or have.

01:01

Someone Just Destroyed Donald Trump’s Hollywood “Walk of Fame” Star True Activist

Credit: Dominic Patten/Deadline

Credit: Dominic Patten/Deadline

In less than two weeks, the U.S. Presidential election will take place. According to the polls, only 9% of the populace is looking forward to casting their vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump – and that’s somewhat of an issue. Overall, the American populace is frustrated by the primary presidential candidates, and it’s the feeling of helplessness that is spurring many people to act rashly – in some cases, destroying monuments dedicated to those running for the highest office.

Recently, Trump’s five-pointed terrazzo and brass star on Hollywood Boulevard was decimated by an activist with a sledgehammer who has apparently had enough of the business tycoon’s antics. At approximately 5:45 AM, Jamie Otis, who disguised himself as a construction worker, took a pick ax and sledgehammer to Trump’s star. According to Deadline Hollywood, Otis originally intended to completely remove the star from the sidewalk, auction it, and donate the proceeds to the women who have accused the Republican Presidential nominee of sexual assault.

In the past few months, eleven women have claimed Trump groped or otherwise attempted to get with them. The GOP candidate has since denied all claims, saying they’re lying and that they’ll be sued after the November 8th election, but it’s really not a stretch considering the things he said while on a bus with Billy Bush in 2005. 

This isn’t the first time the ex-Apprentice’s star has been vandalized. In addition to being peed and spit upon repeatedly, it received a tiny wall – complete with a ‘Keep Out’ sign and miniature barbed wire – by LA street artist Plastic Jesus. Now, the star is no more.

Though activists petitioned to remove the Trump star from Hollywood Blvd due to his repeatedly offensive behavior, the Chamber of Commerce...

00:47

Wall Street Journal interview with Jimmy Iovine The Loop

Interesting interview that touches on education, hiring people, and the future of the music industry. Relatively short and worth the read.

∞ Read this on The Loop

00:45

Understanding IoT botnets "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you were online on Friday October 21st, you were probably affected by the DDoS attack against managed DNS provider Dyn. Dyn observed that tens of millions of IP addresses participating in the attack were from IoT devices infected by the Mirai botnet. But what exactly is an IoT botnet? What was so different about this DDoS attack and why does it have security professionals so worried? A botnet is a collection of connected devices … More

00:30

Nearly half of consumers have been cybercrime victims "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

45% of consumers have been a victim of some form of cybercrime — with 65% choosing not to report the incident to authorities. Research also found that one in six of these consumers have lost funds due to online fraud, with 20% losing in excess of $1,298. Conducted by Opinium, the research surveyed 3,457 consumers across the U.K., U.S., Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands to gauge perceptions, attitudes and experiences regarding … More

00:18

∞ There’s all kinds of love for the New MacBook Pro The Loop

Thoughts on the MacBook Pro rollout, along with links to some of the early reviews.

00:15

Phishers are impersonating major UK banks on Twitter "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Customers of UK banks are being targeted by phishers impersonating the banks’ customer support account on Twitter, Proofpoint warns. The phishers usually choose a variation on the legitimate accounts’ name and replicate its look, and swoop in when a user puts a question to the legitimate account. In the example depicted above, the fake account is @BarclaysUKHelp, while the legitimate one is @BarclaysHelpUK. The phisher manning the fake account replies and directs the user to … More

00:00

Photos: IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week, the world’s leading industrial Internet companies and experts gathered at the Fira de Barcelona for the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) in order to showcase solutions for industries across different sectors. 8,000 participants discussed how the industrial Internet is radically transforming industry as we know it, and the benefits these technologies are bringing to companies and consumers alike. Here are photos from the show floor, the featured companies include: Dell, IBM, Intel, Kaspersky … More

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Friday, 28 October

23:47

512 Pixels: The Mac line is still kinda broken The Loop

Stephen Hackett lays out his thoughts on the miles to go before the Mac line is back to being “Buy now” instead of “Don’t buy”.

Clearly, the iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro are in need of updates. I’d like to think that these updates are coming but just not yet ready for prime time. Time will tell.

∞ Read this on The Loop

23:45

Rise in cloud adoption, confusion about managing complex cloud environments "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Today’s enterprises are increasingly moving to the cloud to transform internal IT environments, but are struggling to manage the complexity, according to 451 Research and Embotics. We expect cloud computing to be: More than 75 percent of enterprises are using multiple clouds, including public and private. Managing multiple cloud environments is leading to complexity, with 65 percent of respondents with more than one cloud using a cloud management platform and 54 percent using tools from … More

23:42

Six civilians killed, 71 wounded in US/UK backed jihadist shelling of Aleppo David Icke latest headlines

‘US backed jihadist militants appear to have launched a major offensive from east Aleppo, Syria, an RT crew reports from the scene. Residential areas are under heavy shelling, with at least six people confirmed killed and over 70 injured. Alleged Al-Nusra Front fighters are trying to break through the blockade of the city, RT’s Murad Gazdiev reported from Aleppo. He said at least six civilians were confirmed killed from the shelling since Friday morning, including a two-year-old girl. Dozens were injured in the attacks. The shelling targeted the Bustan al-Qasr area of western Aleppo.’

23:37

Apple’s Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, others sit down to talk MacBook Pro The Loop

This long form piece by Shara Tibken and Connie Guglielmo, for CNET, wraps a sit-down with Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi in an exploration of the history and future of the Mac, sprinkled with observations from other Apple and industry folk.

There’s a lot to absorb here, but it’s well worth the time. It helps that the story design is nicely laid out, a pleasure to explore.

Well done.

∞ Read this on The Loop

23:30

Smart city initiatives: Highly integrated and complex problems to solve "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Every day, leaders of large cities grapple with knotty, complex problems like decaying public transportation infrastructures, aging utility lines, urban blight, neighborhoods that are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and other multi-faceted socio-economic challenges. Increasingly, municipal leaders are turning to urban analytics, data collection, and advances in sensor technology to help solve the problems of modern cities in bold, transformative ways. So-called smart city initiatives are getting lots of attention in the marketplace … More

22:16

Halloween: What does it really mean? - The David Icke Videocast/Podcast Trailer David Icke latest headlines

The full David Icke videocast/podcast can be sent to your e-mail each weekend … Click here to sign up … Here is a clip from this week’s video…

21:43

Boy With Autism Makes His First Friend Ever And His Mom Can’t Stop Crying True Activist

Credit: 4 Paws For Ability

Credit: 4 Paws For Ability

Approximately 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder, making the disorder more common than it used to be and a force to be reckoned with. There are even service dogs that are specially trained to handle some of the symptoms that people with autism experience that are a hindrance in their daily lives.

Since there are such a variety of symptoms that present in differing severities, there is a spectrum that parents consult when they believe their child could be suffering from the disorder. Shanna Niehaus’ son, who is five years old, has had it pretty rough his whole life because of his autistic symptoms.

With his lack of social skills, he has never had a true friend and has lived an isolated life. That all changed when the two were finally able to secure a service dog for the little boy. Shanna and her son made their way “across the entire ocean, stopped in multiple states, and uprooted his entire routine to travel the globe” and meet his new service dog, Tornado.

The encounter was astonishing and emotional, to say the least. A photo was snapped by the dog’s provider, 4 Paws For Ability, and Shanna added this moving caption to accompany the photo:

“See this moment? I’ve never experienced a moment like this….

“This picture was taken near the end of the day after my autistic five year old was finally able to sit down with his new Service Dog Tornado…. This boy is the strongest child I have ever met; he has faced countless rude and ignorant adults and children who do not understand him, who have hurt him, and who have not valued him because he is different. This picture captures the face of a mother who saw her child, who she can’t hug, wash, dress, snuggle and touch freely lay on his new Service dog of his own free will, with a purposeful unspoken attachment. This is the face of a mom who has seen her son experience countles...

21:40

Cannabis Protects The Brain From Traumatic Injuries And Concussions, Study Finds True Activist

Credit: University of Mary Washington

Credit: University of Mary Washington

More and more studies on the abilities of THC are being released recently, and the results are astonishing. Though many have suspected that the drug works wonders on the brain and central nervous system, studies on these theories have been few and far between because of marijuana’s legal status and a lack of funding for illegal drugs.

That’s slowly starting to change as more states embrace the drug both medicinally and recreationally. As a result, more studies have been conducted to determine what the effects of THC on the body are and the findings are miraculous.

One of the more recent studies, which was published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, found that using THC soon after incurring a brain injury can significantly lessen the bruising to the brain and even assist in the healing process. Normally when the brain experiences trauma, the body releases harmful mediators that lead to excitotoxicity, oxidative stress and inflammation and causes secondary, delayed neuronal death.

Credit: Truth CDM

Credit: Truth CDM

The use of cannabis, however, has been shown to decrease the damage done to the brain by protecting the neural system. It even stimulated the release of minocycline, which reduces brain swelling and neurological impairment while diffusing further...

21:20

#BNFroFriday: “Fall in love with your hair… And it will flourish!” – Hair Blogger and Medical Student Natural Nimi speaks to BN Beauty about her Natural Hair "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Today’s #BNFroFriday interview features Oluwalonimi Grace Aworinde, also known as Natural Nimi, she is a natural hair blogger at naturalnimi.wordpress.com and a year 3 medical student. She describes herself as a “cake lover, healthy hair enthusiast, and proud owner of a full head of 4c hair.” Nimi also has a channel on YouTube, Natural Nimi, and today she’s sharing […]

21:20

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016 Day 2: David Tlale "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. David Tlale‘s collection was very elaborate, you could tell the talented designer put in months of work for this 4 part collection. The show was quite captivating especially because of the music and a three-man-outfit that had people […]

21:18

The Bugs So Far Potentially Blocking The Fedora 25 Release "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Adam Williamson of the Fedora QA team has sent out a list of the bugs currently outstanding that could block the Fedora 25 release from happening on its current schedule should they not be fixed in time...

21:15

Putin: Russia may lose patience over Syria accusations "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Putin: Russia may lose patience over Syria accusations

Putin: Russia may lose patience over Syria accusations The US should stop brazenly blaming Russia for the situation in Syria as it may face an equally harsh response, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned at the Valdai forum in Sochi, also addressing American exceptionalism, Trump and other issues. Does anyone seriously think that Russia can somehow…

The post Putin: Russia may lose patience over Syria accusations appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:14

Catching up with Bobrisky in Abuja! WATCH his Interview following the Conference "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In this chat with Naij.com, Bobrisky opens up about his bae, how they met and how they kicked off their relationship. In the interview was done in Abuja after the drama surrounding the social media conference he went for. Watch below.

21:10

SR#1294 – Michael Moore Visits WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange - Under Siege - Seeking Asylum "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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21:09

Clinton Campaign Responds to DAPL Face-Off "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

On a day that saw a large police action involving armored, military vehicles, pepper spray, high-velocity bean bags and...

21:05

Taliban overruns military base in Uruzgan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Taliban overruns military base in Uruzgan

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taliban-khushdeer-base-uruzganThe Taliban flag flies over the “Khushdeer” base in Chora district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. Image from Voice of Jihad.

The Taliban took control of a military base in the embattled southern province of Uruzgan, where the group has recently laid siege to the capital of Tarin Kot.

The jihadist group claimed it took control of the “strategic military base in Khushdeer” and two others in Chora district after Afghan troops were surrounded and then subsequently “fled towards the district center.”

In a statement released on its website, Voice of Jihad, the Taliban showed a picture of the base with the Taliban’s flag flying over it.

On Twitter, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid then released a video of an interview of fighters from the base (video is below). Like the recent ambush in Helmand’s capital, the Taliban fighters clearly are not concerned about either an Afghan Army counterattack or airstrikes. The interview takes place in broad daylight, hours after the base was overrun (the Taliban claimed the Afghan troops fled during the nighttime).

Uruzgan has been hotly contested for more than a year. Of...

21:05

Crime doesn’t pay, Fappening hacker gets 18 months in jail "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The person behind the Fappening case, Ryan Collins (36), received a lighter penalty than the five years prison initially on the table for the guilty plea.

Do you remember the Fappening case? In 2014, a cache of nude photos and videos of celebrities was leaked online, hackers have stolen them by accessing the iCloud accounts of the victims.

The list of victims is long and includes Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian, the hacker has stolen the private images of the celebrities and leaked their nude photos onto 4chan.

In March the DoJ announced the arrest of the alleged culprit of the popular Fappening case. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it charged Ryan Collins (36), of Pennsylvania for hacking Apple and Google E-Mail accounts belonging to more than 100 people, mostly celebrities.

“A Pennsylvania man was charged today with felony computer hacking related to a phishing scheme that gave him illegal access to over 100 Apple and Google e-mail accounts, including those belonging to members of the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.” states the press release issued by the DoJ.

the fappening

He was charged with hacking 50 iCloud and 72 Gmail accounts owned by Hollywood stars.

Collins admitted his responsibility and signed a plea agreement to plead guilty to a felony violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The man carried out spear phishing emails to the victims from November 2012 until the beginning of September 2014. In this way the man obtained the login credentials from its victims, then he illegally accessed their e-mail accounts to access sensitive and personal information.

The man behind the Fappening case focused his efforts to access nude pictures and videos from...

21:01

ISIS Is a Paper Tiger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As a former soldier and war correspondent who has covered 14 conflicts, I look at all the media hoopla over tightening siege of Mosul, Iraq and shake my head. This western-organized “liberation” of Mosul is one of the bigger pieces of political-military theater that I’ve seen. Islamic State(IS), the defender of Mosul, is a paper […]

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Inside the Invisible Government; War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The American journalist, Edward Bernays, is often described as the man who invented modern propaganda. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, the pioneer of psycho-analysis, it was Bernays who coined the term “public relations” as a euphemism for spin and its deceptions. In 1929, he persuaded feminists to promote cigarettes for women by smoking in the […]

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EpiPen price hikes add millions to Pentagon costs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mylan NV’s price hikes on EpiPens have added millions to U.S. Department of Defense spending since 2008 as the agency covered more prescriptions for the lifesaving allergy shot at near retail prices, government data provided to Reuters shows. Pentagon spending rose to $57 million over the…


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Video: Part 1: Bassam Haddad: We Have a Duty to Call for End to Killing in Syria & How We End It Matters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

http://democracynow.org – As the United States accuses Russia of bombing civilians in Syria, we speak with Bassam Haddad, director of the Middle East and … Via Youtube

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Georgia voting machine suspected of ‘flipping’ presidential votes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ATLANTA — A voting machine in Bryan County that may have been “flipping” some Georgia voters’ picks for president has been removed from service, after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the problem to state elections officials. The Secretary of State’s Office has…


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21:01

Researchers Figure Out How to Perform a Hostile Takeover of a DSMx Controlled Drone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

ArsTechinca has an article about a new system created by a researcher that exploits weaknesses in the DSMx control protocol that allows them to take over a remotely controlled drone.

Now, a researcher has demonstrated a significantly more subtle and proactive remedy that doesn't involve shotgun blasts or after-the-fact arrests by law enforcement. It's a radio transmitter that seizes complete control of nearby drones as they're in mid-flight. From then on, the drones are under the full control of the person with the hijacking device. The remote control in the possession of the original operator experiences a loss of all functions, including steering, acceleration, and altitude. The hack works against any drone that communicates over DSMx, a widely used remote control protocol for operating hobbyist drones, planes, helicopters, cars, and boats.

Now that the information is out there I would expect to see DIY versions of this on hackaday pretty soon.


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21:00

BN TV: Peter Okoye Reveals a New P-Square Album is Coming! "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

For P-Square fans it has been quite a year; from they music duo almost breaking up to Peter Okoye announcing a new album. The music star had a chat with Channels Television recently and revealed that their is a new P-Square album in the works. Watch below.

21:00

People that understand that “Brexit” amounts to self harming hardly need the help of Blair, the most hated man in UK Politics "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tony Blair backs second EU referendum to reverse ‘catastrophic’ Brexit vote Former PM also warned voters have choice between ‘hard Brexit Tory Party and a hard-left Labour Party’. Tony Blair has backed the idea of holding a second EU referendum if the UK electorate changes its mind over the “catastrophic” Brexit vote. The former Labour […]

21:00

Donald Trump on the famous Walk of Fame in Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, was vandalized "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man has destroyed the hammer golden letters forming the name of the Republican candidate for the US presidential targeted by sexual assault charges. A man named James Otis told several local media have done so in protest against sexual abuse which Trump is accused by several women – he strongly denies. Online gaming is …

21:00

Star Trek’s Original Series Brought the Cold War Into Space "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kirk’s crew averted nuclear war, competed for the loyalty of developing nations and engaged in espionage

21:00

The U.S. Navy Downsizes Its Flotilla Near Libya "IndyWatch Feed War"

Marines may now need extra help keeping up the pressure on the Islamic State

21:00

1969 Ferrari 206 Dino "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

I have always been a big fan of this pretty little car. The Dino is an elegant 6 cylinder, foreshadowing the 308/328 line of cars that are not quite as lovely. Its yet another overlooked car — you could have opicked one up for under $50k about 20 years ago — thats not overlooked any…

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21:00

The Walkability of Rural Neighborhoods "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today, Strong Towns member, Justin Golbabai shares a guest article on walkability and Halloween after moving from a large city to a suburban/rural environment. Read more from Justin on his blog, The New Localization.


Three hundred and sixty-four days a year I am a proud New Urbanist and apostle of the Strong Towns movement. I love talking about the value of mixed-use, traditional neighborhoods. When friends are over for dinner, I often find myself taking my copy of Suburban Nation off the shelf, much like an evangelist spreading the gospel. Yet despite all of this, despite knowing better, there is one day, the three hundred and sixty-fifth day of the year that I can’t help but feel guilty that my kids don’t live in a suburban subdivision.  That day is Halloween. 

Mature father that I am, I am not too removed from my own childhood to remember that on Halloween night, magic happens in these cul-de-sacs. That network of normally private houses becomes a destination in itself – destinations of mystery, hope, promise, and best of all, candy! For kids running around at night, knocking on doors, it’s best if the houses providing candy are single-use and fine-grained, and the streets are empty of traffic. To this end, suburban subdivisions and trick-or-treating are the perfect match.

This month, the Golbabai family made a pretty big move from Austin to College Station, Texas where I recently began a new job. The difference between the two places is perhaps best expressed in colors: We traded the politically blue city of Austin for a deep shade of red in College Station, and the burnt-orange of Texas Longhorns for the maroon of the A&M Aggies. But if those changes weren’t dramatic enough, Paula and I decided to take it a step further and trade our very urban, central city lifestyle for rural living as well (What can I say? I’m a Wendell Berry fan and the beauty of renting for a year is the ability to give something a try without the commitment anyway!) Having been in our new place for a few weeks now, I have bee...

20:59

Legally Speaking, America Isn’t Fighting Any Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Podcast — war has changed, but its legal and ethical framework hasn’t

20:58

20:57

The Aussie gov lost your tax dollars to spy on you? "IndyWatch Feed National"

It seems that the (hard working honest herd population's) tax dollars the government put aside for Australia's telco's has gone missing.

Do we detect fraud?

Do we detect there is no legal standing for this action?

So what would a legal response to that be?








From an article supplied:

Australia's telecommunications providers are still waiting with hands outstretched for a slice of $128.4 million needed to ensure their compliance with data retention legislation that came into effect almost a year ago.

The federal government opened applications for chunks of the $128.4 million in January this year, and closed entries on February 23.

But over five months later, not one of those applying for the cash has any government money in its pockets.

The data retention legislation, passed last August and operational from last October, requires telcos to store the non-content data, or metadata, of all their local users for two years for law enforcement purposes.

The majority of those required to comply with the scheme applied for an extension or exemption through a data retention implementation plan (DRIP), a document outlining plans for future compliance, meaning many were given an extra 18 months - until next April - to comply.

But with the clock steadily ticking down, many telcos and carriage service providers are feeling the heat knowing the compliance deadline is approaching but the funds to enable it are not yet forthcoming.

Head of industry body the Communications Alliance, John Stanton, has said telcos therefore don't know how much they will have to stump up towards the costs of the scheme.

“Many service providers – particularly smaller operators - have told us that they are doing very little or nothing to build their compliance capabilities at the moment," Stanton said in April.

“Who can blame them – if they start investing in new systems now, without knowing how much of that investment will remai...

20:57

30+ Crazy Japanese Inventions That Are… Simply Awesome? (Part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Think you have witnessed enough amazing inventions in the world? These unusual gadgets will probably change your mind. Here are the strangest and most unbelievable Japanese inventions you have not seen before. These will leave just one question in your mind: are they for real?

1. A Mouth Exerciser

Source: http://vivas.us/

Source: http://vivas.us/

An amazing invention that is a face slimmer exercise mouthpiece that helps in beauty anti-aging and anti-wrinkle muscle care.

20:56

Lightning bolts kill man and 3 donkeys in Zimbabwe "IndyWatch Feed World"

A man and three donkeys died after they were struck by lightning in two incidents in Matabeleland North. A bolt of lightning fatally struck Charles Maponda (32) of Nyamandlovu in Umguza District while he was looking for firewood in a bush on Tuesday. Maponda, a recently promoted farm employee at Waynne Manroe's Farm, knocked off duty and left alone to fetch firewood in the bush. Mr Robert Muthethwa, who is a security guard at the Farm, discovered the badly burnt body minutes after he had been struck. "It started to rain and there was thunder and lightning. I found Maponda in an open space. It looked like he had just been struck by lightning.

20:56

CVE request Qemu: 9pfs: memory leakage in v9fs_write "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by P J P on Oct 28

Hello,

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9
File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could
occur when calling v9fs_write call.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to leak the host memory
bytes resulting in DoS for other services.

Upstream patches:
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-> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg02623.html

Reference:...

20:56

Black-tailed godwits video "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video is about black-tailed godwits, from February till October, when they are in the Netherlands.

They winter in, eg, Portugal or Africa.

20:55

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: Why BABA Stock could Surge "IndyWatch Feed World"

By George Leong, B.Comm.

Why Alibaba Stock Could Be Great
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is set to report on November 2, and I will be looking for growth in the company’s massive 434-million user base, as well as the progress of the highly coveted “Alibaba Cloud.”

While Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder and CEO Jack Ma could be compared with the fictitious Ali Baba character from the wise tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” (as both took advantage of opportunities), Jack Ma is a real person and, if you believe what he suggests, BABA stock could turn.

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20:53

SR1296 – Exactly How Crooked Hillary Clinton's "Fixer" Destroyed Bill Clinton’s Sexual Victim Women "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on SR1296 – Exactly How Crooked Hillary Clinton's "Fixer" Destroyed Bill Clinton’s Sexual Victim Women Author Jeff Rovin Claims He Was Media 'Fixer' for Bill & Hillary Clinton: “I arranged a meeting for Hillary and a woman in an exclusive Beverly Hills hotel,” the man, who was hired by the Clintons, via a Hollywood executive, to cover up their scandals, told The ENQUIRER. PHOTOS: Revenge! Donald Trump Fighting Back Against Hillary Clinton’s Smear Campaign “She had come to the studio to see the filming of a movie in 1994.” “While I was there, I helped her slip out of a back exit for a one-on-one session with the other woman. It was made to look casual, leaving quietly [rather] that being caught up in the melee … but really it was for something presumably more sordid.” What’s more, it wasn’t just Hillary’s flings with women that the shadowy Mr. Fix It helped to orchestrate! - Clinton’s Top 5 Debate Whoppers Hillary’s former bagman finally confessed to The ENQUIRER just how he helped her to cover up her affair with married lover Vince Foster, too! The shadowy figure — who provided PROOF of his employment for the Clintons — also revealed 12 fixes he covered-up, including: + How Hillary secretly plotted to a counter-attack on Bill’s mistress Monica Lewinsky — via a document buried for two decades! + What crooked reporters were on the take from the Clinton camp! + How he covered up Bill’s seedy romp with hookers! + Which A-list celebrity had a secret affair with Bill during his presidency! Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://twitter.com/billstill?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3/videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Consider becoming a sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/liCuKt7n1cw

20:52

SR 1297 – Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Hates President Obama & His Failed Legacy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Visit our website now: http://www.billstill.com - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good evening, I’m still reporting on SR 1297 – Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Hates President Obama & His Failed Legacy I have never shared anything by Louis Farrakhan and before tonight would have bet money that I never would have. However, then came this: [insert] Now I don’t agree with all of that, but I was absolutely stunned when another black man would openly criticize Obama – much less a black who happens to be the leader of the Nation of Islam! I’m still reporting from Washington. Good Day. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://twitter.com/billstill?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3/videos https://plus.google.com/u/0/109353617116072656672 Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/8_ZxIpThnLI

20:51

Advice to Journalists: Stop Repeating Propaganda of the EPO, a Serial Liar With a Track Record "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

French BattistelliSummary: The EPO is weaponising its propaganda and pushing hard for media across Europe to repeat this propaganda while severely punishing anyone who ‘dares’ contradict it

THE EPO is a chronic liar. It’s no exaggeration to say this; it is lying even to journalists and to staff (we covered many examples of that).

“Apparently, for some at WIPR no fact-checking was seen as necessary, just copy-paste-edit-publish.”Watching the EPO in Twitter is like an exercise in humour. Watch this new tweet for example. The term “IPR-intensive” is a meaningless, misleading term. It’s not so-called ‘IPR’ that ‘created’ these jobs at all. That’s just the EPO trying to associate itself with the success of industries, even if the EPO itself had nothing to do with those industries and their successes. There are tweets like these every day, attempting to associate the EPO with space travel, cures, and just about anything that attracts positive attention. “IPR-intensive industries generated 28% of all jobs in the EU during the period 2011-2013,” says the EPO (half a decade later), using an old EPO link perhaps because there’s nothing positive to talk about after that. Recently, EUIPO and EPO covertly joined hands for propaganda (they only mentioned this days before the propaganda’s official release), soon to see very few puff pieces (we found only one!) and then paid press releases, probably intended to compel news sites to repeat the nonsense (as few did).

Last night we spotted a new puff piece in WIPR, titled “IP generates €5.7tn for EU economy, says report” (commissioned for propaganda purposes by the very entities it is about). They went along with the totally bogus number, right there in the headline (we already debunked this earlier this week).

“IP generates €5.7tn for EU economy”?

That’s a lie. O...

20:48

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nude celebrity photo hacker sentenced to 18 months in prison

At least 50 celebrity Apple iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail inboxes were broken into by 36-year old Ryan Collins, whose victims included Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Avril Lavigne, Kate Hudson, and Rihanna.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

20:45

Why is the economy not yet in an official recession? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why is the economy not yet in an official recession?

Why is the economy not yet in an official recession? This Time it’s Different: Business Investment Drops to Worst September since 2010 What if it’s really different this time? What if eight years of radical monetary policies have altered the way things work to such an extent that the normal economic patterns no longer apply, that the…

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20:45

School in Syria’s Idlib province not hit by airstrike, drone photos show – Russian MoD "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

The Russian Defense Ministry says that it dispatched a drone to analyze the site of Wednesday’s alleged bombing of a school in Idlib, Syria. The ministry says that the aircraft spotted no evidence of airstrikes, and accused the White Helmets of faking digital images of the attack.

“On Thursday, a Russian UAV was directed to the area, to conduct detailed digital photography,” said a statement from Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov. “As can be seen from the photos taken by the drone, there are no signs of damage to the roof of the school, or craters from airstrikes around it.”

“We have analyzed the photo and video ‘evidence’ of the supposed attack. The video published in a range of Western media outlets appears to consist of more than 10 different shots, filmed at different times of the day, and in different resolutions that were edited into a single clip,” continued Konashenkov.

“The photograph published by AFP shows that only one wall of the school is damaged, and all the desks inside the classroom are in place. The outer fence seen through the hole has no traces of damage from bomb fragments. In a genuine airstrike this is physically impossible – the furniture would have been swept away by the blast wave, and there would have been damage marks on the classroom wall and the outer fence.”

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The Moscow official said that the findings of the Russian drone could be verified by the American side, as during its photo mission, a US MQ-1B Predator UAV was in the same area.

Konashenkov also added that it is an “indisputable fact” that no Russian Air Force plane was present in the airspace in the vicinity of the school on the morning of the supposed attack.

The evidence produced by the Russian Defense Ministry and the photos of the alleged “bombing site” themselves are sufficient to say that “none of these buildings were affected by an aerial bomb attack,” believes former Pentagon official Michael Maloof.

“I’ve reviewed the photos and the Defense Ministry is absolutely correct, that if it was an airstrike … the roofs would have been blown off, also you would’ve found collateral damage in other buildings that were in the area,” Maloof told RT. “There’s no d...

20:43

Remember When the Media Sold Us the Iraq WMD Lies? It’s Happening Again With Russia & Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Remember When the Media Sold Us the Iraq WMD Lies? It’s Happening Again by Alice Salles Months before President George W. Bush’s speech on September 11, 2002, the New York Times reported at the time, White House officials confirmed the Bush administration had already been “[planning its Iraq strategy] long before President Bush’s vacation in […]

20:41

Google AI Networks Created Own Encryption Method "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

AI has been slowly developing over the years, with Google researchers having come up with artificial intelligence that can create trippy art. But, trippy art seems to have grown too old for them, and so they have done something potentially alarming. They have created AI that is able to make encrypted messages without the aid

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20:39

#BNFroFriday: 5 Signs Indicating You May Have Damaged Hair by JudithsNaturalHair "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In this video by JudithsNaturalHair on YouTube, she’s sharing 5 signs that indicate your hair might be damaged. Judith also shares tips on how to care for these signs to help restore your hair to being healthy. These signs include dryness, frizz and noticeable breakage. Watch the video to find out the rest and how to fix […]

School in Syria’s Idlib province not hit by airstrike, drone photos show – Russian MoD David Icke latest headlines

‘The Russian Defense Ministry says that it dispatched a drone to analyze the site of Wednesday’s alleged bombing of a school in Idlib, Syria. The ministry says that the aircraft spotted no evidence of airstrikes, and accused the White Helmets of faking digital images of the attack. “On Thursday, a Russian UAV was directed to the area, to conduct detailed digital photography,” said a statement from Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov. “As can be seen from the photos taken by the drone, there are no signs of damage to the roof of the school, or craters from airstrikes around it.” “We have analyzed the photo and video ‘evidence’ of the supposed attack. The video published in a range of Western media outlets appears to consist of more than 10 different shots, filmed at different times of the day, and in different resolutions that were edited into a single clip,” continued Konashenkov.’ Read more: School in Syria’s Idlib province not hit by airstrike, drone photos show – Russian MoD

20:37

Sisi Yemmie Had a Spectacular Birthday in Sun City! WATCH a New Episode of ‘Sisi Weekly’ on BN TV "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yaay! A new episode of ‘Sisi Weekly’! Sisi Yemmie spent her birthday(October 19th) in South Africa and in a new vlog, she goes on a tour of Johannesburg with Kelechi-Amadi Obi, Idia Aisien, Praiz, Jackie Appiah, AY Makun, Julie Ibrahim, Okiemute, Temi Balogun, Omalicha Hughes and Dami Elebe. She shows us the sights in Sun city […]

20:37

Major nuclear powers vote against UN push to ban nuclear weapons David Icke latest headlines

‘A United Nations General Assembly committee has approved a resolution to launch negotiations on a treaty that would outlaw the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons, despite objections from the world’s nuclear powers. On Thursday, four of the five UN Security Council member states – Britain, France, Russia and the United States – joined 34 other countries and voted against the motion. The fierce opposition from the world’s nuclear powers came as they had lobbied for weeks to garner ‘no’ votes. A total of 16 countries, including China, India, and Pakistan that have relatively small but growing nuclear arms programs, abstained from voting. The resolution, presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil, was finally adopted as 123 countries voted in its favor.’ Read more: Major nuclear powers vote against UN push to ban nuclear weapons

20:37

CVE request Qemu: memory leakage in v9fs_link "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by P J P on Oct 28

Hello,

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9
File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could
occur when calling v9fs_link call.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to leak the host memory
bytes resulting in DoS for other services.

Upstream patches:
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-> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg02608.html

Reference:...

20:33

U.S. Media Roll Out Welcome Mat For 'Humanitarian' 'No Fly Zone' War In Syria David Icke latest headlines

‘As she marches toward the US presidency, Hillary Clinton has stepped up her promotion of the idea that a no-fly zone in Syria could “save lives” and “hasten the end of the conflict” that has devastated that country since 2011. It has now been revealed, of course, that Clinton hasn’t always expressed the same optimism about the no-fly zone in private. The Intercept (10/10/16) reported on Clinton’s recently leaked remarks in a closed-door speech to Goldman Sachs in 2013: To have a no-fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk—you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians.’ Read more: U.S. Media Roll Out Welcome Mat For ‘Humanitarian’ ‘No Fly Zone’ War In Syria

20:31

Millions more voters legalizing marijuana won’t clear up regulatory haze "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Congress continues to resist decriminalizing marijuana even as a popular crusade to legalize its use state by state may soon mean almost a quarter of Americans can smoke up at will, not including the many more who can use the drug medicinally. This has resulted in a patchwork of state laws…


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The dangers of being a bridesmaid in China mean some brides now hire professionals "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Concern over traditional wedding practices in China being pushed too far has reached new heights following the death of a bridesmaid in Wenchang, Hainan province in September. It was reported that the 28-year-old was pressured into drinking an excessive amount of alcohol on behalf of the bride….


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FCC passes tougher regulations on data sharing by internet companies, angering ISPs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

New rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibit internet providers from sharing a user’s online history with third parties without that person’s consent. In a 3-2 vote, the FCC approved a modest set of rules to prevent users’ behavioral data from becoming potential products to be sold to marketers. Internet service providers (ISPs) […]

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New Zealand student fronts up after running through girls' schools with Nazi slogan on chest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A senior Christchurch Boys High student spotted running through two girls schools wearing a Nazi slogan on his chest has fronted. The Year 13 pupil ran, with a group of other boys, through Christchurch Girls High School and Rangi Ruru Girls School at lunchtime yesterday. He had the words “sieg heil” written across his chest, […]

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First dinosaur brain fossil suggests they may have been smarter than we thought "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dinosaurs have a fearsome reputation for their hunting abilities but less so when it comes to their intelligence. This is partly due to the fact that many species have long been thought to have had relatively small brains, their heads full of protective tissue that supposedly left little room for…


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20:30

Irony Redefined: “Human Rights Champion” Suu Kyi Jails Dissidents "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

312312312311Myanmar’s defacto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi of the  National League for Democracy (NDL) political party, has paved her time since coming to power earlier this year with both irony and hypocrisy. She has not only illegally declared herself “leader” of the Southeast Asian state in contravention of its constitution, she has also embarked on an iron-fisted purge of her political opponents identical to the one she fought against as she struggled to seize power to begin with.

During elections earlier this year, Myanmar’s constitution prevented Suu Kyi from holding the nation’s highest office due to her inordinate amount of time overseas, her status of having been married to a foreign, and her children’s dual citizenship. Instead of adhering to the law, her party once in power, simply contrived an entirely new post for her, State Counsellor of Myanmar, which makes her the “defacto leader” of Myanmar.

Canada’s The Globe and Mail in an article titled, “Stéphane Dion says Aung San Suu Kyi is the ‘de facto’ leader of Myanmar,” would note that Canada’s government recognized this legal side-stepping, stating:

Dion called Suu Kyi, now Myanmar’s foreign minister, “the de facto national leader” of her country “because they have a strange rule that if you have married somebody who’s not of the country, you cannot be the leader of the government and of the state.”

Suu Kyi, the internationally recognized democracy advocate, is barred from becoming president because her late husband was British, as are her two sons. The rule was crafted during Myanmar’s decades of military rule, which Suu Kyi fought against during years of house arrest before finally prevailing last fall.

In essence, she is unelected, and illegally holding power. For a woman who’s Western backers – particularly in the United States and United Kingdom – have held her up as a champion for democracy and the rule of law, she and her party’s first act upon taking power was trampling both.

The Inhumane Hu...

20:30

UK GDP growth beats expectations as Nissan reiterates commitment to Sunderland plant "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Brexit scare stories are losing their bite. The Pound is falling nicely which makes Britain a very competitive place to manufacture. $1.50 in May/June is now $1.20 in October. Petrol prices should be £1.35 a litre, but are held at £1.15 or so. It shows how fat the profit margins were getting. Oil has recovered from its low of around $28 a barrel, to $48 a barrel. Yet the pump price never went below £1 a litre. It’s all about managing expectations and proves that prices bear little relation to costs. The £ could keep falling of course and put a squeeze onto the economy, but any fall from here to $1 or lower would most likely see a spring back a few months later. It will all settle down.

28 October 2016

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20:30

Turkey threatens to attack Kurdish-held Manbij, Syria David Icke latest headlines

‘Turkish forces in Syria will attack the Kurdish-held town of Manbij after taking the town of al-Bab from Islamic State, the Turkish president has said. He added that Turkey would not allow the Kurds to hold an area west of Mosul, Iraq. In addition to threatening Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a speech on Thursday reiterated Ankara’s willingness to send troops to Islamic State’s (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) Syrian stronghold Raqqa after dealing with al-Bab. Erdogan also said he had informed the US of the plans on Wednesday.’ Read more: Turkey threatens to attack Kurdish-held Manbij, Syria

20:27

From Getting into Fitness because she was Sad to not eating Rice, Eba or Noodles in a Year, Toke Makinwa Shares her Fitness Journey on BN TV | WATCH "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This week on ‘Toke Moments’, Media Personality Toke Makinwa talks about her fitness journey and what she had to give up to become a Size 6. Watch it here:

20:27

Militants in Syria receive US-made anti-aircraft systems – Russian Foreign Minister spokesperson David Icke latest headlines

‘Militant groups in Syria were supplied with US-made man-portable surface-to-air missiles, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, adding that the West’s actions in Syria look like an attempt to render assistance to terrorists. The Russian Foreign Ministry, she said during a news briefing, is aware of “militants [in Syria] receiving US-manufactured man-portable air-defense systems,” adding that “Jihadists operating in the Aleppo region continue to be supplied with arms and ammunition.”’ Read more: Militants in Syria receive US-made anti-aircraft systems – Russian Foreign Minister spokesperson

20:26

What Scientists Found Inside This 800-Year-Old Pot... Is Changing History! "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 2008, on a dig in the First Nation's Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin, archaeologists made a small but stunning discovery: a tiny clay pot. Though it might not have seemed very impressive at first glimpse, this little piece of pottery was determined to be about 800 years old. And inside that pot? Something that changes how we're looking at extinction, preservation, and food storage, as well

20:25

Libya is a Complete Western Disaster, Finds a British Parliamentary Report (Not to mention Iraq & fact they want to add Syria) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Libya is a Complete Western Disaster, Finds a British Parliamentary Report Three years ago, NATO declared that the mission in Libya had been “one of the most successful in NATO history.” Today, this statement is a proven lie that was fed to the public at large in the West.   A recently published report of […]

20:20

How Could the Polls Be Wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Could Trump Do Worse Than McGovern? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Over at Huffington Post, their number crunchers now estimate that Donald Trump has a 23% chance of being an even bigger loser than George McGovern, i.e, getting less than 37.4% of the popular vote. Those aren't great odds, but they're better than the 16% odds Nate Silver currently gives Trump of winning the election. It also tracks with at least some of the latest polls. For example, the CNBC poll has Trump getting 34% of the vote in a four-way race with nine percent undecided. That makes it less startling to see that Trump is getting just 28% in a the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll.

Is this good news or bad news for Paul Ryan? You probably heard it from me first over a week ago, but Scott Wong at The Hill has noticed that a smaller majority for Ryan will make it harder for him to win the leadership contest within the House Republican caucus. And Wong noticed another thing.

Trump may add to Ryan’s problems.

The businessman has repeatedly criticized Ryan’s leadership and was stung after the Speaker said he would not longer defend Trump after a 2005 tape emerged in which the GOP nominee speaks lewdly about groping and kissing women.

Win or lose on Nov. 8, Trump could put pressure on House Republicans to oppose Ryan in a speakership contest.

The presence of Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon is another factor.

As an executive with Breitbart news, Bannon has made it his mission to depose Ryan. He is unlikely to stop causing trouble for the Speaker after the election.

Yes, and I don't think folks like Sean Hannity are going to give Paul Ryan a pass on the whole "stabbed in the back" conspiracy theory.

Truth be told, though, if Trump's doing as poorly as some are predicting, the House probably will fall to the Democrats. So far, though, this is still not supported by the evidence. It would require Trump to be doing somewhat worse than the polling average, in my opinion.

One piece of good news for Trump is that he's guaranteed to win more states and Electoral Votes than McGovern even if he gets less of the popular vote. So, he'll probably spin it that way....

Strangling the SCOTUS in a Bathtub "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Maybe Ilya Shapiro over at The Federalist is just desperate for attention. I don’t know. But he’s advancing an idea that probably will be taken fairly seriously in conservative circles come next year. Shapiro says that it would be “in keeping with the Senate’s constitutional duty to vote against essentially every judicial nominee [President Clinton] names.” He also says “if a majority of senators refused to confirm anyone to any offices, or pass any legislation whatsoever, that’s their prerogative. As a matter of constitutional law, the Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court die out, literally.”

Shapiro doesn’t parse the difference between blocking nominations and bills with a majority versus with a minority (via the filibuster), but he’s surely right that the Constitution doesn’t require elected officials to vote for anyone or anything.

Of course, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court many months ago and no one has cast a single vote for or against him, even procedurally. It’s uncontroversial that senators can vote against a nominee. It’s understood that the filibuster is an established device that can be used by a minority in the Senate to block a vote. What’s controversial is the idea that committee chairmen would deny nominees a hearing and at least a vote in committee on whether to recommend those nominees to the full Senate.

Shapiro isn’t saying that Garland or all of Clinton’s nominees are morally unfit to serve. He’s saying that they’ll rule in a way that he doesn’t like.

I think we’re talking norms here rather than about what the Constitution explicitly requires. It seems like the idea of letting “the Supreme Court die out, literally” is a good place to examine this question. If, for some reason, a political party decided to never confirm anyone new to the Supreme Court, eventually it would have no members. They could also refuse to appropriate any money to the Supreme Court and kill it that way. I think it’s fair to say that the Constitution implies that this should not be done. But, of course, the Supreme Court has no obvious way to defend itself from these kinds of attacks. The Executive Branch can veto any spending bills that don’t fund the judiciary, but they can’t force the Congress to keep the government open and funded.

It’s ultimately up to the voters to replace a party that wants to behave this way. And I think that’s what they’d do.

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Trump's Walk of Fame Star Destroyed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Some guy identifying himself as James Otis woke up early today and went down to 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. He set up some construction signs, took out a pickaxe, and absolutely obliterated Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star. He had the whole thing filmed and by the time the police arrived, he was gone.

Here’s his explanation:

The man, who told Deadline his name was Jamie Otis, said he was trying to extract the star to auction it off and raise funds for the women who have come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting them over the decades.

Of course, the “embedded terrazzo and brass star” was broken to bits, but the disk in the middle popped out and could make for an auctionable souvenir. I think the problem is that it’s stolen property.

I don’t know who “owns” the sidewalk along the Walk of Fame, but it’s a crime against someone to take a pickaxe to the property whether it’s publicly or privately owned. So, unless “James Otis” is a fake name, this guy doesn’t seem to have been too smart.

This star was already taking semi-regular abuse.

Trump’s star has had its share of attention since he announced his White House bid in 2005, including a reverse swastika spray-painted over it in January, and a mute sign painted over it in June. Later in the summer, an L.A. artist erected a small razor-wire-topped wall around the star, a knock on Trump’s plans to build a wall on the Mexico border.

Now, unlike Vladimir Lenin and Saddam Hussein, Donald Trump doesn’t have any statues to tear down. He has casinos and hotels, and he’s taking his own name off of them now that he’s toxified his brand. This star was the only monument he had that he didn’t erect (or lease) himself. From that standpoint, I imagine this was a good way of hurting him the way he’s hurt so many people over his life and during this campaign. James Otis doesn’t have to sell his purloined bronze disk to accomplish some measure of vigilante justice here.

Still, it’s a little disturbing to see how Trump’s behavior is inspiring bad behavior on all sides now.

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20:19

How Inequality Found a Political Voice "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It took a long time for widening inequality to have an impact on politics, as it suddenly has done in recent years. Now that it is a central issue, national economic priorities will need to shift substantially to create more equitable, inclusive societies, or electorates could embrace explosive political alternatives.

20:17

Clinton adviser wants US to intercept Iranian ships to help Saudi Arabia David Icke latest headlines

‘Hillary Clinton’s campaign adviser, former CIA director Chris Morell – known for recommending killing Russians in Syria, and opposing the Iran nuclear agreement – has emerged with a new idea: forcibly boarding Iranian ships to help Saudi forces. The idea to escalate support for the Saudis by engaging in such open aggression against Iran was voiced by the Democrat during a speech given to Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s liberal think-tank, Center for American Progress (CAP), on Tuesday. “Ships leave Iran on a regular basis carrying arms to the Houthis in Yemen,” he said, speaking on the Iran-aligned Shia rebels fighting the government there. “I would have no problem from a policy perspective of having the US Navy boarding their ships, and if there are weapons on them, to turn those ships around.”’ Read more: Clinton adviser wants US to intercept Iranian ships to help Saudi Arabia

20:16

Revealed: Company that Supplied Voting Machines to 22 States Donated to Clinton Foundation David Icke latest headlines

‘No wonder they’re so confident! Dominion Voting brags on its home page that “Together with our customers, we strive to change elections for the better!” This vision becomes suspect once a user knows that the company donated money to the Clinton Foundation.’ Read more: Revealed: Company that Supplied Voting Machines to 22 States Donated to Clinton Foundation

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Apostate Evangelicals Are Poised To Become The Deciding Factor In A Hillary Clinton Election Victory "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Apostate Evangelicals Are Poised To Become The Deciding Factor In A Hillary Clinton Election Victory

Apostate Evangelicals Are Poised To Become The Deciding Factor In A Hillary Clinton Election Victory If you look at the numbers, there is no way that Hillary Clinton could possibly win the election without the support of a substantial percentage of evangelical Christian voters.  In fact, if evangelical Christians stuck together they could pretty much…

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20:14

Leaked: Ljiljana Kuterovac Covering Željko Topić’s (EPO) Back "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Letter about Željko Topić

Summary: Leaked E-mail from June 2012 regarding Željko Topić, an EPO Vice-President who reportedly faces many criminal charges in Croatia

THE EPO‘s management insists on tarnishing whatever is left of its reputation. It refuses to accept that Topić is a liability to the Office and even — reportedly at the request of Battistelli — extends the contract of this ‘bulldog’ of his.

As we noted here before, Topić allegedly used SIPO’s Web site to throw in some face-saving announcement. He also uses old buddies to accomplish something similar, never mind the fact that he has lost his defamation case repeatedly. The judge found merit in very serious allegations against him.

The above E-mail is from the 6th of June 2012 and it might be of interest ahead of today’s feature article, which we shall publish later today.

“The E-mail from June 2012 was written by Ljiljana Kuterovac who was at that time the acting Director General of the SIPO following Željko Topić’s departure to Munich and it is addressed to the Administrative Council delegates and to the President of the EPO.”Recall that the decision to appoint Željko Topić as an EPO Vice-President was taken by the EPO’s Administrative Council in March 2012 and he took up his appointment soon afterwards in April 2012.

Around that time rumours were already circulating about Željko Topić’s previous track record in Croatia and some members of the Administrative Council were beginning to ask awkward questions.

So it seems that Željko Topić relied on his former protegée at the SIPO to defuse the situation and silence the critics.

The E-mail from June 2012 was written by Ljiljana Kuterovac who was at that time the acting Director General of the SIPO following Željko Topić’s departure to Munich and it is addressed to the Administrative Council delegates and to the President of the EPO.

20:12

CVE request Qemu: 9pfs: integer overflow leading to OOB access "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by P J P on Oct 28

Hello,

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9
File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to an integer overflow issue. It
could occur by accessing xattributes values.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process
instance resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:
---------------
-> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg02942.html

Reference:
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20:11

Debt Rattle October 28 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Theodor Horydczak Washington Monument 1933 • China Capital Flight Flashes Warning As Authorities Prick Property Bubble (AEP) • Unacceptable Cures for the Days Ahead (Dent) • Japan Consumer Prices Keep Falling, Household Spending Slips (BBG) • Bank of Japan Loses Bark And Bite Under Humbled Kuroda (R.) • The Gap Between Poor And Rich Regions

The post Debt Rattle October 28 2016 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

20:11

‘Pay to Slay’: Foreign Crime Family Reached Hillary Clinton for Immigration Favors so They Could Run a Baby Parts Harvesting Business David Icke latest headlines

‘The wealthy Ecuadorian Isaias family that owns DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics, which have been sued by the Orange County District Attorney’s office for illegally profiting from the sale of aborted baby tissue it obtained from Planned Parenthood, came to America under a cloud of criminal allegations and scandal. The Isaias family, including brothers Roberto, William, and Estefano Sr., sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008, after looting millions of dollars from an Ecuadorian bank. These brothers brought with them their extended families – many of which are listed as principals of DaVinci Biosciences and DV Biologics. Andres Isaias, son of Estefano Isaias, Sr., is listed as President of both companies while his father and brother, Estefano Isaias, Jr., managed financial decisions and the books. Luis Isaias, son of Roberto Isaias, was also involved with the companies as were other relatives.’ Read more: ‘Pay to Slay’: Foreign Crime Family Reached Hillary Clinton for Immigration Favors so They Could Run a Baby Parts Harvesting Business

20:09

2Baba, 9ice, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Ycee & More Set to Shut Down Ikeja for “Dare To Mix” Cocktail Festival | November 5 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The countdown to the biggest “Dare To Mix” cocktail festival in Nigeria has officially kicked off! Premium spirit brand, Campari has announced the roll out of its first-ever cocktail festival to hold on November 5th at the Ikeja City Mall. The festival tagged, “Dare To Mix” is the first cocktail to ever hold in Lagos, Nigeria […]

20:08

Cllr Graham Craig defects to the DUP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Another man overboard for the UUP as Botanic Councillor, Graham Craig defects to the DUP.  This is particularly bad news in South Belfast where the party lost their only seat to the DUP’s Christopher Stalford. Craig was formerly a SPAD to Sammy Wilson when he served as Minister for Finance and had some very harsh more...

20:07

WikiLeaks: Clinton's Team Noted She Looked 'Programmed' Reading Statements David Icke latest headlines

‘A member of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign thought she had hard time remembering even short written statements and had to read them what made her look “programmed,” according to the emails released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday. “Hillary needs to learn to memorize the first 60 to 90 seconds of prepared remarks. Just saw her on the news talking about Trump and his remarks denigrating women. She had great things to say but was reading from a script which made her looked programmed,” a PR specialist Barry Wanger wrote Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta on August 10, 2015. The information was revealed in a batch of emails of Podesta published by the whistleblowing website.’ Read more: WikiLeaks: Clinton’s Team Noted She Looked ‘Programmed’ Reading Statements

20:06

An english-speaking teenager has woken up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish "IndyWatch Feed World"

The brain is capable of incredible things. A 16-year-old in Atlanta has made headlines this week after waking up from a coma speaking fluent Spanish. Rueben Nsemoh is a native English speaker who knew some basic Spanish before he suffered a concussion during a soccer game, but when he woke up from the injury, he was able to speak Spanish "like a native", and struggled with English. "It started flowing out," Rueben told Melissa Chan over at TIME. "I felt like it was like second nature for me. I wasn't speaking my English right, and every time I tried to speak it I would have a seizure." "It was weird," he added. "It was not scary at all. I actually liked it a lot. It was really unique to me."

20:06

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week – Day 2: Ré "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. See the Collection Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

20:06

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week – Day 2: Iam ISIGO "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. See the Collection Photo Credit: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

20:06

Militants Launch New Offensive to Break Aleppo Siege. Detailed Overview of Military Situation on Octber 28, 2016 (Maps, Photos) "IndyWatch Feed War"

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On October 27, the Jaish al-Fatah militant operation room launched a full-scale offensive in order to break the siege of militant-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo city that had been set by the Syrian government forces.

Click to see the full-size map

Click to see the full-size map

It’s confirmed that Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian Al-Qaeda branch), Jaish al-Mujahideen, Fastaqim Kama Umirt, Faylaq al-Sham, Ajnad al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and the Islamic Front participate in the operation. In coming hours all them will be described by the mainstream media reporting on the topic as a ‘moderate opposition’.

Mosques in the besieged eastern Aleppo are blaring ‘Allahu Akhbar’ the joint militant forces begin an offensive to break siege

The offensive begun with massive shelling of the al-Assad Neighborhood in western Aleppo with ‘Grad’ missiles, artillery and mortars.

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Then, three vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) targeted the government positions in the Al-Assad Neighborhood. Reports say that at least one major checkpoint belonging to the Syrian army was destroyed.

Photo of the explosion

Photo of the explosion

...

20:01

Bill Clinton’s Lover: He Called Ruthless Hillary ‘The Warden’ David Icke latest headlines

‘Bill Clinton is a sex-addicted ‘monster’ who mocked Hillary Clinton by calling her ‘The Warden’ in front of friends and privately boasted about his high notch count, according to his long-time mistress and childhood friend Dolly Kyle. Kyle, now 68, says she had a decades-long affair with the former president before and during his marriage and had a front-row seat to Bill’s salacious double-life in the 1970s and ’80s. Their on-again, off-again relationship ended abruptly in the 1990s, after Bill Clinton allegedly threatened to ‘destroy’ Kyle if she spoke to the media about their relationship.’ Read more: Bill Clinton’s Lover: He Called Ruthless Hillary ‘The Warden’

20:00

Rebels launch Aleppo counter-offensive with exploding tanks and missiles "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Rebels including Fateh al-Sham launched Grad missiles at government air base, aiming to break siege of rebel-held areas

Remember When The Media Sold Us The Iraq WMD Lies? It’s Happening Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Alice Salles via TheAntiMedia.org,

Months before President George W. Bush’s speech on September 11, 2002, the New York Times reported at the time, White House officials confirmed the Bush administration had already been[planning its Iraq strategy] long before President Bush’s vacation in Texas” in August of that same year.

The strategy was to persuade the public and Congress that the United States and its allies should confront the “threat from Saddam Hussein.”

The now infamous 9/11 anniversary speech — and the speech before the United Nations following the anniversary remarks — both stressed the importance of “[ridding] the world of terror.” But before speaking to the United Nations, Bush made the clearest case for war.

Claimingour principles and our security are challenged today by outlaw groups and regimes that accept no law of morality and have no limit to their violent ambitions,” Bush presented his case against Iraq, claiming Hussein had only “contempt for the United Nations … [claiming] it had no biological weapons.

Making the case that Iraq had a clandestine “weapons program … producing tens of thousands of litres of anthrax and other deadly biological agents for use with Scud warheads, aerial bombs and aircraft spray tanks,” Bush and his administration sold the invasion of Iraq with lies.

How the Bush Administration and the Media Sold the Iraq War

In 2003, Bush’s secretary of state, Colin...

19:59

Wikileaks Email: Clinton Operative Thinks 'Black Voters Are Stupid' David Icke latest headlines

‘A new email released as part of the Wikileaks Podesta dump features Clinton ally Brent Budowsky accusing Hillary operative David Brock of having a plan that relied upon black voters being “stupid”. The email, sent to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and another Clinton ally CEO Roy Spence, centers around a discussion of a Bernie Sanders campaign ad which featured “many black faces”. Back in January, Clinton operative David Brock caused consternation within the campaign when he publicly claimed that Bernie Sanders didn’t care about black people.’ Read more: Wikileaks Email: Clinton Operative Thinks ‘Black Voters Are Stupid’

19:58

[SECURITY] [DSA 3701-2] nginx regression update "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Salvatore Bonaccorso on Oct 28

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3701-2 security () debian org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
October 28, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : nginx
Debian Bug : 842276

The update for nginx issued...

19:57

Reports linking Iraq to 2001 anthrax attacks vanished when the anthrax traced back to the US government’s own bioweapons labs "IndyWatch Feed War"

From Anthrax to Iraq Robbie Martin of AVeryHeavyAgenda.com joins us to talk about his research into the anthrax attacks of 2001. We discuss how false information claiming an Iraqi link to the attacks was sowed via the mainstream media and how the story largely disappeared when the anthrax traced back to the US government’s own bioweapons […]

19:56

Hillary Campaign Smears NYC Mayor as a 'Terrorist' For Refusing Endorsement – WikiLeaks Podesta Email David Icke latest headlines

‘In a Podesta leak published in the 17th batch of emails by WikiLeaks, Hillary staffer’s discuss bringing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on board with the campaign. However, like Al Gore before him, De Blasio refused to endorse because Hillary wouldn’t stand up against income inequality. De Blasio’s refusal results in a series of emails in which he is smeared as terrorist “Terrorist” that “clearly wants to terrorize.” As everyone in the NYC metro area knows there has been a relentless smear campaign against De Blasio and these emails appear to reveal the reason why.’ Read more: Hillary Campaign Smears NYC Mayor as a ‘Terrorist’ For Refusing Endorsement – WikiLeaks Podesta Email

19:56

Researchers exploit unencrypted radio to hack wireless mice, keyboards "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Researchers have demonstrated that an attacker can hack unencrypted radio communication to seize control of many leading wireless keyboards and mice.

David Bisson reports.

19:54

UKIP Leadership Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Mere months after the highest victory in its history, UKIP has nosedived to its deepest crisis. Steven Woolfe, who quit UKIP after being hospitalised in an altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem, has left a party still mired in nasty factional fighting and teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Polls indicate that UKIP’s support has more than halved since the EU referendum. Few could argue with the former leadership favourite that the party has fallen into a “death spiral of their own making”.

19:51

NZ - Community Water Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Videos

Hear from trusted NZ health professionals and community leaders about community water fluoridation. They talk about the facts, the benefits and dispel some of the myths related to this critical health measure.

Are they implying all those professionals who speak against fluoride are not to be trusted? 
Yes they are. 
Are they saying there are no facts that point to contrary evidence as to fluoridation's effectiveness and safety. 
Yes they are.
...

19:50

Museum of English Rural Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

2 July 2014

Sensory Objects Project at Museum of English Rural Life.

By Peter Frost in England:

Rural life of political struggle

Friday 28th October 2016

The initially sceptical PETER FROST is won over by a museum in Reading that chose to show the story of the countryside life as one that was far from the idyll pictured on biscuit tins

Views on the English countryside can be complicated. Here is a letter from one Victorian country gent to his friend in London: “On Saturday, I went out fox-hunting — seven hours in the saddle […] It’s the greatest physical pleasure I know. One fox killed and I was in at the death.”

The writer? Fredrick Engels. His London pal? Karl Marx.

Another Victorian was Alfred Palmer, one half of the famous Reading biscuit making partnership Huntley and Palmer. The company often sold their biscuits in beautiful tins covered with cosy idolised views of the English countryside.

This video is called HUNTLEY AND PALMER‘S CARR LU BISCUITS TINS.

They pictured thatched cottages with roses growing round the door; apple-cheeked yeoman farmers showed off their bulldogs and dutiful farmers’ wives, wh...

19:49

Aleppo Police Confirm Terrorists Shelled School in City’s West. According to the BBC it was Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Aleppo Police Confirm Terrorists Shelled School in City’s West The police of the Syrian city of Aleppo confirmed Friday that a school in the city’s west was shelled, accusing militants of the attack. On Thursday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that terrorists had shelled a school in the Hadaiq al Andalus […]

19:48

APPLE-SA-2016-10-27-3 iTunes 12.5.2 for Windows "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Apple Product Security on Oct 28

APPLE-SA-2016-10-27-3 iTunes 12.5.2 for Windows

iTunes 12.5.2 for Windows is now available and addresses the
following:

WebKit
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may result in the
disclosure of user information
Description: An input validation issue was addressed through improved
state management.
CVE-2016-4613: Chris Palmer

WebKit
Available for: Windows 7 and later
Impact: Processing...

19:46

Ultra-low-power transistors could function for years without a battery "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

“If we were to draw energy from a typical AA battery based on this design, it would last for a billion years.” — Sungsik Lee, PhD, in the journal Science.


Schematic cross-section of an Indium-gallium-zinc-oxide (IGZO) thin-film transistor [inset: schematic illustrations of atomic structures for less compensated (left) and more compensated (right) IGZO films, respectively] (credit: Sungsik Lee and Arokia Nathan/Science)

The transistors can be produced at low temperatures and can be printed on almost any material, such as glass, plastic, polyester fabrics, and paper.

Similar to a computer in sleep mode, the new transistor harnesses a tiny “leakage” of electrical current, known as “near-off-state current.” This leak at the point of contact between the metal and semiconducting components of a transistor, the “Schottky barrier,” is normally an undesirable characteristic of all transistors.

Read more

19:45

US killed at least 300 Syrian civilians "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US killed at least 300 Syrian civilians

US killed at least 300 Syrian civilians Around 300 civilians were killed in eleven airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition in Syria, which Amnesty International investigated for its latest report. Amnesty says the US must come clean about the civilian toll of its fight against Islamic State. Amnesty suspects that US Central Command (CENTCOM), which…

The post US killed at least 300 Syrian civilians appeared first on The Daily Coin.

19:45

Xi Jinping given new status among leadership "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The new powers will now give Xi ample leverage to push ahead anti-graft measures and economic reforms [Xinhua]

The new powers will now give Xi ample leverage to push ahead anti-graft measures and economic reforms [Xinhua]


Chinese President Xi Jinping won significant support from the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China when its sixth plenary session concluded on Thursday with a declaration confirming his continued role as the party’s secretary-general and that he is the “core” of the country’s leadership.

Xi was awarded the new title following a four-day plenum of 370 senior officials of the party, and a communique issued called on all its members to “closely unite around the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core”.

This is the first time the party has used the phrase “core leader”, although it did not do away with the collective leadership apparatus – a mechanism introduced in 1981 to ensure that no one person was able to dominate the party leadership.

Nevertheless, the president’s new title is a marked elevation of status amidst fears that the emerging personality cult surrounding him could make him too powerful like the late Chairman Mao Zedong.

But it also gives President Xi an opportunity to centralize Party roles under him in a bid to push forward his plans for boosting China’s economic and military stature.

In the past few years, he launched an anti-graft, anti-corruption drive to route out party officials who have been breaking commercial laws and gaining wealth through illicit means.

A Pew Research survey conducted in early October found that nearly 50 per cent of the Chinese public believe corrupt officials constitute a very big problem for the country. Eighty-three per cent said that corruption was a moderately big problem.

Speculation runs high that Xi could seek to stay in power beyond the traditional 10-year term.

Sources with ties to the leadership say, however, say that he has moved to stop practices including adoring songs on the internet and references to him in state media as “Uncle Xi”, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, as anticipated, the plenum tackled corruption – particularly in the area of electoral fraud by declaring it would end the practice of “buying and selling official positions” and other means of vote manipulation.

The plenum also approved two documents on Rules on Intra-Party Political Life under the new situation and a regulation on intra-party...

19:45

La Liga: Real wait for misfiring Ronaldo to catch fire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Real Madrid are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can end a lean period in front of goal as they attempt to keep their noses in front of a tight five-way race atop La Liga at Alaves on Saturday. Madrid bounced back from a four-game draw streak in style by scoring 20 goals in winning their last […]

19:38

[security bulletin] HPSBMU03653 rev.1 - HPE System Management Homepage (SMH), Remote Arbitrary Code Execution, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Denial of Service (DoS), Unauthorized Disclosure of Information "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by security-alert on Oct 28 https://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05320149

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c05320149
Version: 1

HPSBMU03653 rev.1 - HPE System Management Homepage (SMH), Remote Arbitrary
Code Execution, Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Denial of Service (DoS),
Unauthorized Disclosure of Information

NOTICE: The information in this Security...

19:35

UK: Baroness Jenny Tonge chased by Jews again "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK: Baroness Jenny Tonge chased by Jews again On October 26, Board of Deputies of British Jews vice president Marie van der Zyl urged Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron, a pro-Israel Evangelic Christian, to “expel anti-Israel Baroness Tonge once and for all from the party.” This is Marie van der Zyl’s second ‘crying foul’ this year […]

19:32

Snowden: 'Journalists Are A Threatened Class' In Era Of Mass Surveillance David Icke latest headlines

‘Whistleblower Edward Snowden warned a group of European reporters Wednesday that in the era of mass surveillance, journalists are increasingly a threatened class. In a live-streamed discussion on investigative journalism hosted by Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung, Snowden explored the threats to journalists posed by hostile governmental forces and a vast global surveillance network. “Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy,” Snowden said. “Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your communications, but you are going to be engaging in an arms race that you simply cannot win. You must fight this on the front pages and you must win, if you want to be able to report in the same way that you’ve been able to do in the previous centuries.”’ Read more: Snowden: ‘Journalists Are A Threatened Class’ In Era Of Mass Surveillance

19:30

Closing space in Hungary with a Russian cookbook "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Hungary is using Russia’s playbook to close down civil society space, and many Western allies are hardly even noticing. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on closing space for civil society.

In late August, the opposition far-right party in Hungary—Jobbik—put a draft bill on the table of parliament. The bill aims to expose the financial sources of Hungarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and label the ones that receive foreign funding as “foreign agents”. The draft is unapologetically similar to Russia’s, referring to Putin’s Foreign Agent Law as the model and arguing that this legislation is necessary given the soft power tools that Western powers (especially the United States) use to extend their influence. Ironically, while Jobbik is arguing against external influences, the party appears to have its own foreign funding through extensive ties to the Kremlin.. While the draft bill has not been passed, members of Fidesz (the right-wing governmental party) abstained at the vote instead of rejecting it. In light of this “soft yes” vote and historical patterns of Jobbik recommendations being implemented by Fidesz, a similar bill will likely pass eventually. In fact, another draft bill from the government already aims to extend the rights of the prosecutor’s office in investigating and shutting down civil society organizations.

On the surface, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has justified the ongoing crackdown as an effort to preserve Hungary’s national sovereignty and security. Yet, the reality is that he has been working diligently for years to eliminate any remaining obstacles to his centralized power: Orbán’s third term since 2014 has been characterized by fighting the European Union, the media, and human rights NGOs.


Flickr/European People's Party (Some rights reserved)...

19:29

Video: The Debate – NATO Eastward Expansion "IndyWatch Feed War"

NATO says it is going ahead with its plans to deploy thousands of troops and military hardware to three Baltic States and Poland that all border Russia. The military alliance claims that the measure is a response to a Russia’s military build-up and increased activity around NATO’s borders. The Russian president, however, has denounced NATO’s…

19:28

Facebook Live Viewers Tricked by Old Footage of the ISS "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Don't believe everything you see on TV... or Facebook:

People have been getting very excited about videos from the International Space Station (ISS) apparently broadcast "live" on Facebook - but they are not what they appear to be. The pictures are certainly stunning - astronauts in space suits apparently working outside the ISS against the background of the blue orb of the Earth.

Huge numbers have watching and commented on the feeds. Some 17m people viewed the "live" on Unilad's Facebook page and another 26m people watched four hours of footage on Viral USA's page. They appear to be old material from between one and three years ago. The eagle-eyed may have noticed that there was no mention of any such Facebook live on the social media accounts of NASA or the ISS, which would seem unusual.

Next up: live footage of the Challenger explosion.

Also at Newsweek and The Verge.


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19:27

[security bulletin] HPSBHF3549 ThinkPwn UEFI BIOS SmmRuntime Escalation of Privilege "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by HP Security Alert on Oct 28 https://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05239646

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - SECURITY BULLETIN

Document ID: c05239646
Version: 1

HPSBHF3549 ThinkPwn UEFI BIOS SmmRuntime Escalation of Privilege

NOTICE: The information in this Security Bulletin should be acted upon as soon
as possible.

Release Date: 2016-08-17
Last Updated: 2016-08-25

Potential...

19:26

Duterte repeats his demands that the US military leaves the Philippines. Filipino dignity will be respected. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry

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Duterte comes back from Japan, the Philippines’ only free trade bilateral partner. Many investment and infrastructure projects are now being planned.

He explains that he only spoke of trade and economic ties with China, nothing of military matters, or of the basing of troops in the Philippines. He points out that Article 7 of the Philippines’ Constitution specifies an independent foreign policy for the Philippines, and it is time this article was complied with.

He explains how the Justice Secretary De Lima was personally distributing drugs within Filipino jails. The 4 million addicts within the Philippines are the country’s biggest problem. He says that as a result of the military connection with the USA, many police and generals were involved in the drug distribution business. The wrecking of the country by drugs needs to be dealt with, or the country won’t survive. Yet the international bodies like the UN, the EU are all threatening Duterte with legal consequences for the killing of drug dealers.

He repeats his demands that he wants the US military out of the Philippines. If we are friends with China we don’t need military support. If war is made the way to solve the world’s problems, humanity will not survive. The 4 million drug addicts are already sick and dying, and the drugs war must go on. The EU and the UN are threatening to withdraw aid to the country, if the war is not stopped. Duterte says they are withdrawing the food from the mouths of the people trying to deal with a wild dog. The Americans lived on the fat of the Philippines for 50 years as colonial masters. They will have to deal with the new dynamics of ‘my country’.

I can lose the Presidency any time, if Congress were to oust me. I can lose my life. But I would never allow our dignity and honour to be just like a doormat in front of the international bodies. I have ruffled the feelings of some. Maybe we will have a lesser quality of life but we will survive. But the dignity of the Philippines will be respected.

...

19:25

israel is a rogue state; here’s why* "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel is a rogue state; here’s why* By Ibrahim Hewitt By any reasonable assessment, any state which treats international laws and conventions with contempt, flouts them with increasing regularity and maintains a brutal military occupation into the bargain has to fit into the rogue category. Israel is one such state. Even before it declared its […]

19:25

Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them David Icke latest headlines

‘In a new study published in the peer reviewed Public Library of Science (PLOS), researchers emphasize that there is sufficient evidence that meal-derived DNA fragments carry complete genes that can enter into the human circulation system through an unknown mechanism. (0) I wonder if the scientists at these biotech corporations have already identified this method? In one of the blood samples the relative concentration of plant DNA is higher than the human DNA. The study was based on the analysis of over 1000 human samples from four independent studies. PLOS is an open access, well respected peer-reviewed scientific journal that covers primary research from disciplines within science and medicine. It’s great to see this study published in it, confirming what many have been suspecting for years.’ Read more: Confirmed: DNA From Genetically Modified Crops Can Be Transferred Into Humans Who Eat Them

19:24

Wireless Pollution 'Out Of Control' As Corporate Race For 5G 'Microwave Spectra' Gears Up David Icke latest headlines

‘With the UK’s Digital Economy Bill set to be finalised today, new 5G microwave spectra are about to be released across the planet without adequate safety testing, writes Lynne Wycherley. Global neglect of the Precautionary Principle is opening the way to corporate profit but placing humans and ecosystems at risk, and delaying a paradigm shift towards safer connectivity. In Drowning in a Sea of Microwaves, the late geneticist Dr Mae-Wan Ho – a visionary voice who opposed GMOs – identified pollution from wireless technologies as a pressing issue of our times. Noting evidence for “DNA damage … cancers, microwave sickness, [and], impairment of fertility”, she concluded: “Evidence is emerging that the health hazards associated with wireless microwaves are at least comparable to, if not worse than, those associated with cigarette smoking.”’ Read more: Wireless Pollution ‘Out Of Control’ As Corporate Race For 5G ‘Microwave Spectra’ Gears Up The Richie Allen Show on Davidicke.com: Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Researcher Barrie Trower Says That WiFi Is Killing Us And Quickly

19:22

Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2 David Icke latest headlines

‘Congress overwhelmingly voted for the Patriot Act nearly 16 years ago, and our civil liberties have never been the same since. As if this singular bill, passed by George W. Bush, wasn’t invasive enough, allowing big banks to demand our internet data, and more — the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes cyber-spying by the shadow government and the financial entities controlling it, a forgone conclusion. As with most shadow government legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is packed with hidden surveillance allowances. CISA was quietly passed to allow government to demand that private companies hand over personal information to them at will. It also allows companies to mine data, under the auspices of government-created urgency. The mere fact that this act passed in late 2015 is monumental, since it has been before Congress in different forms for over a decade. The election seems to have offered the perfect cover, as Americans and activists were too busy arguing over Trump vs. Hillary.’ Read more: Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2

19:20

Proof of Past Life? Teen Wakes From Coma Speaking Fluent Spanish "IndyWatch Feed World"

A U.S. teen has shown doctors compelling evidence that reincarnation exists after awaking from a coma and speaking fluent Spanish – a language he was never taught.

16-year-old Reuben Nsemoh survived a life-threatening head injury on the soccer pitch that put him in a coma after ...Read More

19:20

Cop out: Pennsylvania bill that bans naming officers after a police-related death goes to governor "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Pennsylvania legislature has passed a law prohibiting the release of officers' names for up to 30 days after a police-related death has occurred. It was backed by Philadelphia police unions and will become law if signed by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf. The measure passed Thursday after the Republican-controlled legislature voted along party lines. If the bill becomes law, it will prevent public officials from releasing the names of officers involved in shootings which cause death or "serious bodily injury" for up to 30 days after the incident, or until the conclusion of an official investigation. The bill, HB 1538, was sponsored by state Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) and is a direct contradiction of the Philadelphia Police Department's policy of releasing names within 72 hours of a shooting. The 72-hour rule was created by the Department of Justice and put into place by former police commissioner Charles H. Ramsey in 2014, after it was recommended. Speaking in support of the rule at the time, Ramsey said: "I don't think you can reasonably expect to shoot people and remain anonymous." However, the influential Philadelphia Police Union has defended HB 1538.

19:18

Just another day in Palestine, headlines from IMEMC News "IndyWatch Feed War"

PPS: “Israeli Army Kidnaps 28 Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank” lThe Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn, twenty-eight Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped eleven Palestinians in the district, mainly […]

19:18

6 children killed, over a dozen injured in rebel shelling of Aleppo school (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed War"

An attack by militants on a school in western Aleppo has claimed the lives of at least six children and injured many others. An RT crew visited the scene, as well as the hospital which received the dead and wounded following the deadly assault by rebels.The attack occurred when a gas canister and a mine…

19:18

Theresa May refuses to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia David Icke latest headlines

‘British Prime Minister Theresa May has refused to withdraw her support for UK weapons sales to Saudi Arabia as well as Riyadh’s membership at the UN Human Rights Council despite the regime’s atrocities in Yemen. During a debate at the House of Commons in Parliament on Wednesday, May shunned answering the call of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to end the country’s weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. “The issues are being investigated… We are very clear that the only solution that is going to work for Yemen is actually to make sure that we have the political solution that will give stability in Yemen,” May told Corbyn and the parliamentarians.’ Read more: Theresa May refuses to withdraw support for Saudi Arabia

19:17

War Crimes Committed By Turkey And Saudi Arabia Must Be Stopped By The Locals, Not UN or The West "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The two biggest benefactors of ISIS terrorists shake hands.

The West's two key allies in the Middle East are the region's biggest violators of the laws of war: Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Both Yemen and southeastern Turkey have endured brutal attacks from two larger, more powerful, and wealthier states.

The official claims from both capitals in their propaganda wars on their neighbours rest on the big lie that they are defending themselves from terrorism.

But the resistance activities of the Houthis and the PKK do not constitute terrorism. They only target the police, military, and other institutions of the state. The Saudi Arabian government and the Turkish government are the real terrorists because they target civilians as a matter of government policy.

The fact that more than half of Yemen is on the brink of famine shows that the Saudi strategy to win back influence in Yemen is principally directed at the civilian population. Maybe they think the less people there are to rule over then the easier it is to rule, but they would be wrong in thinking that.

What will they achieve by implementing a policy of mass famine on the Yemenis? Victory? That's not victory. That is just killing on a mass scale.

The Saudis are building a mountain of bones in Yemen because they're too weak, immoral, and stupid to devise a winning political and military strategy.

Turkish and Saudi leaders believe waging a collective war against Shiites and Kurds is in their long-term security and geopolitical interests. But which country in the world wants to support their racism and sectarianism in an open public forum? Israel? America? England? Russia? China? None of them do. 

They falsely believe that America and the Western powers are in their corner because of their shared history as Cold War allies, their strategic location, and their ability to inflict harm against the West.

Saddam thought that once too and then he got stabbed in the back by his American and Western backers when he invaded Kuwait after being promised by Bush that there would be no consequences.

The simple rule of thumb is things change so it's never a good idea to piss off your nearest neighbours.

The peoples of the region won't live in a state of peace, without the threat of ISIS at their throats, until both Ankara and Riyadh face serious consequences for their suppo...

19:14

‘If Britain doesn’t arm the Saudis, others will’ – Boris Johnson David Icke latest headlines

‘UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claims if Britain did not sell arms to Saudi Arabia, other countries “would happily” take over the market. Johnson insisted the government is closely monitoring the situation in Yemen, where Saudi forces have been accused of war crimes over the course of their 19-month military intervention. He said boycotting the sale of arms to Riyadh would harm British interests in the region and diminish its diplomatic and political influence.’ Read more: ‘If Britain doesn’t arm the Saudis, others will’ – Boris Johnson

19:13

London Real Estate Prices Are Crashing "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

… And the easiest way to confirm it, is to look at recent (and not so recent) home listings in Kensington and Chelsea, where we find something stunning: out of 130 pages of adverts, with 15 ads per page, nearly half of all properties, or 53 of the pages show price reductions.

Page 1

… through Page 53

And it will only get much worse: there are 23 pages worth of property that has been on the market for more than a year.

The liquidation sales are coming.

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19:12

All I Want In Particular Is For My Husband To Succeed - Aisha Buhari Speaks Out Again "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, who recently criticized the appointments of some persons she alleged did not contribute to her husband’s emergence as president in the 2015 elections but have hijacked the government, has declared she is interested in the success of her husband’s administration.

She had earlier in the interview expressed her frustration about ''the way things are going'', declaring ''I am not happy. It was people that brought the government into power.

   ''More than half of those people are not appointed into the government. Some people that are not politicians, not professionals, were brought into government. They don’t even know what we said we want and what we don’t during campaigns.'' She said on the BBC Hausa service.

Both the interview and the President’s response in Berlin, Germany, drew mix reactions from across Nigeria, fueling speculation of likely cracks in the first family.

But in what appeared like a response to the heat generated by her interview and apparently her first public reaction, Aisha said yesterday at Beneshiek, headquarters of Kaga Local Government in Borno state, that her interests lie in the success of President Buhari’s government.

   ''What I am after in particular is the success of my husband’s administration and he can’t do it alone except with the help of the governors, their wives and all members of our progressive party.'' She declared at the flag off of nutritional foods and household utensils to Internally displaced persons who recently returned to their communities.

Looking calmer and smiling throughout the occasion, Aisha advised wives of political leaders, governors, legislators, local government chairmen and counsellors to work closely with their husbands for the well-being of the people.

She explained that the distribution of the food items and other relief materials for the returnee IDPs was sourced from donations by well-meaning Nigerians through her recently launched ‘Get Involve’ programme under her Future Assured project. She stated that the launching of the Get Involve “consolidated and united” Nigerians even as she thanked those who made donations for the programme, saying the people of Borno appreciate their gesture.

She said she was happy that the flag off of the food distribution took place, noting that it was in fulfillment of her husband’s campaign promise to resettle displaced victims of...

19:09

Canada - Fluoride debate not expected in Sault "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star
A symbolic resolution passed by the Ontario government is giving notice to municipalities that it does not support removing fluoride from tap water.

The legislation, which was recently passed with the support of all parties, is not considered binding but designed to encourage and educate Ontarians about the health benefits of fluoride in tap water.
To have or remove fluoride in drinking water has been debated within communities across Ontario – and Canada – for decades.
Many health officials advocate for fluoride in tap water while opponents counter that too much fluoride can cause neurological damage.
As a result of the resolution, Health Minister Eric Hoskins has said he and Ontario's chief medical officer of...

19:09

Weekly report on israel’s terrorism against the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (20 – 26 October 2016) Jerusalem: Israeli Forces Demolish Residential Building in Silwan Village   Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt A Palestinian child was killed in Beit […]

19:04

25 Human Skulls, Several Other Human Body Parts, Found In Militants' Shrine In Bayelsa State (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some troops of Operation DELTA SAFE in Southern Cross River State discovered four militant shrines with 23 human skulls in various stages of decomposition, one complete human skeleton, and several other human body parts.

According to an official statement issued on Thursday and signed by Kevin Aligbe, the group’s Acting Commander, the shrines were destroyed as troops continue the search for the perpetrators of these heinous acts.
In a related development, the statement said other troops of the command in Bayelsa State arrested 44 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at Lakeview Club on Mabinton Estate.

It said the group was planning to establish the Bayelsa State Chapter of the group and disrupt public peace within the Joint Operations Area of Operation DELTA SAFE.
   ''They were duly arrested and have been handed over to relevant authorities for further investigations. The unity of Nigeria is non–negotiable and sacrosanct. Hence any unlawful gathering that will cause mayhem, threaten the unity and sovereignty of the country will not be condoned.''
Brig. General Aligbe said the...

19:02

First ever dinosaur’s brain found on English beach "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

First Ever Dinosaur Brain Has Been Found In The UK

27 October 2016

A brown pebble found in Sussex 10 years ago is actually the fossilised brain of a dinosaur thought to have lived 133 million years ago, scientists have revealed.

It is the first time anyone has seen what a dinosaur brain looked like as no other fossils have been found.

And the researchers said the discovery raised the tantalising prospect that the creature, believed to be a species similar to an Iguanodon, may have had an unexpectedly large brain.

Read more here.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Petrified dinosaur brain found on beach

Friday 28th October 2016

A “PEBBLE” picked up on a Sussex beach 10 years ago has been confirmed as the first known example of a dinosaur’s brain.

An analysis by Cambridge University’s earth sciences department believes that the petrified brain — which retains impressions of blood vessels, collagen and the outer layer of the cortex — came from a large plant-eating dinosaur, possibly Iguanodon, the first dinosaur to be named.

It was found by fossil hunter Jamie Hiscocks, who initially tried to bag £750,000 for it from London’s Natural History Museum, which turned him down.

Dr David Norman, who worked on the brain, says it was “pickled” in an acidic low-oxygen environment such as a swamp.

He says it cannot tell us much about how clever dinosaurs were but hopes it will be “the first of many such discoveries.”

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19:01

The Pumpkin Noti-Fire "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Everyone has an episode somewhere in their youth involving the use of an aerosol spray as an impromptu flamethrower. Take some mildly inebriated teenagers, given them a deodorant can and a box of matches, and sooner or later one or two of them are going to lose their eyebrows.

For most of us an amusing teenage episode is how the aerosol flamethrower remains. Not for [Mike Waddick] though, when last week’s DDoS attack on DNS infrastructure took away his ability to work his, attention turned to a Halloween project. He created a carved pumpkin that spits fire as a notification signal when a text or an email is received.

flame-testKey to the project is the Glade Automatic Spray Air Freshener. This is a battery-powered device with an aerosol can that is operated by either an electronic timer or a push-button switch. Remove the switch, and its line is revealed as an active low trigger for the spray. [Mike] replaced the switch with a line from a microcontroller and put a lit tea-light candle in front of the nozzle for fully controllable (if not entirely safe) flamethrower fun. Early tests proved the concept, so it only remained for the pumpkin to be carved and the system installed.

The microcontroller used in this case was the Lightblue Bean, though almost any similar board could have been put in its place. Notifications were processed via Bluetooth from an iPhone via ANCS (Apple Notification Center Service), which the Bean could query to trigger its fiery alerts. There is a brief video showing the device in action singeing [Mike]’s hand, which we’ve placed below the break.

We’ve featured a few aerosol flamethrowers before with both candle ignition and spark gaps, though not one using the convenient Glade mechanism. That’s not to say we don’t have love for electronic fresheners, be it...

19:00

Bosnia's First Arab-Only Village Where Locals Are Not Welcome Except Servants David Icke latest headlines

‘Resort Osenik is the first Arab settlement to appear in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Every house in this new development is owned by Arabs. During the summer season, Bosnians and Serbs are not even admitted, according to the Bosnian portal biznisinfo. Bosnia’s first “closed” village is fenced off with a high wall and guarded by private security services. It is located in the municipality of Hadžići near Sarajevo. There are about 160 homes and an artificial pond currently built in this peculiar settlement.’ Read more: Bosnia’s First Arab-Only Village Where Locals Are Not Welcome Except Servants

18:59

NATO War Crimes ~ Attack on School in Syria’s Idlib (22 kids+6 teachers killed). Attempts to blame Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

NATO War Crimes ~ Attack on School in Syria’s Idlib [22 kids+6 teachers killed] was not airstrike: Russia military intelligence said a U.S.’ MQ-1B Predator attack-drone was intercepted in the area of the massacre ~ [Reports] Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on the bombing of a Syrian school in Idlib, as well as possible US’ […]

18:56

UK Piracy Blocklist Expands With 123movies and Other Streaming Sites "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

blocked-censorThe list of websites that are blocked in the UK for facilitating copyright infringement is growing longer and longer.

In a new ruling, the High Court orders Sky, BT, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, Telefonica UK and Virgin to block access to over a dozen ‘pirate’ streaming sites.

The new blocking request was issued following a complaint from the Motion Picture Association Europe (MPA), which acts on behalf of several major Hollywood movie studios.

Among the new sites are the popular streaming portal 123movies.to, Genvideos.org, Hdmovieswatch.net and Spacemov.net.

The 123movies.to website is by far the largest target on the list. The site is currently the most used pirate site in the UK, and attracts millions of daily visitors around the globe.

While the looming blockade will result in a temporary reduction in traffic, 123movies is already anticipating such measures. The streaming portal currently features a message alerting people that they have an alternative .ru domain available that may help to bypass blockades.

“You can access out site through http://123movies.ru domain if the main domain is blocked by your ISP,” the alert reads.


123moviesblocked

TorrentFreak has confirmation from one of the large UK Internet providers that the court order has been granted. However, at the time of writing the new blockades have yet to be put in place by most ISPs.

As in previous cases, the latest blocking application was not seriously contested by the ISPs, which have given up on defending their position in court. As a result, it is now a mere formality for copyright holders to have a pirate site banned.

In addition, rightsholders have the freedom to add new domains without the need for a new court order if a blocked site decides to move to a new home. This will be needed, as sites such as GeekTV and Themovie4u already moved on.

Whether the present blocks will be more than a drop in the ocean has yet to be seen. There are many other streaming portals that are still available, which means that the movie studios will probably be back in court soon enough.

The full rundown of newly blocked sites is as follows. This list was released by a large UK ISP.

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18:55

How to break the cycle of human complacency and servitude David Icke latest headlines

‘It’s time to break the cycle of complacency and servitude so that we can move humanity forward. We must move past the age of centralized government corruption and control. We must take responsibility for our lives and the repercussions of our actions. It’s time for humanity to end the age of servitude and proclaim our independence from all the systems of manipulation, deceit and control that try to dominate our minds (the media, the government, false science, false social narratives, etc). In my newest documentary-style video, I reveal how we can all break the cycle of human complacency and servitude by raising our self-awareness about all the ways we are being systematically manipulated or deceived.’ Read more: How to break the cycle of human complacency and servitude

18:52

'You really love protesting': Sisi to review Egypt's protest law "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says government will review country's controversial protest law, under which demonstrators can be jailed for up to two years

18:51

Popular Virginia Pastor, Wife & Friend Arrested For Defrauding Congregation Of $1,200,000 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Virginia Pastor, his wife and a friend are being charged for finessing their congregation. All three are being inducted by a Federal grand jury for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.

The pastor, his wife and a friend of theirs are all being accused of defrauding their Alexandria congregation out of more than $1 million.

According to the report, Terry Wayne Millender, who serves as pastor for Victorious Life Church in Alexandria; his wife, Brenda; and a friend, Grenetta Wells, who is also affiliated with the church, were all recently indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money-laundering conspiracy.

Authorities say the charges stem from an investment scam in which the Millenders and Wells convinced congregations to invest in their company, Micro-Enterprise Management Group, which allegedly helped poor people in developing countries through the provision of small, short-term loans to start or build up existing businesses by working with a network of established microfinance groups, Fox5DC reports.

The trio allegedly underlined their business' Christian mission and promised guaranteed rates of return. Some investors gave sums ranging from $40,000 to $400,000, authorities say.

However, instead of using the money for its intended mission, the Millenders and Wells allegedly conducted risky trading on the foreign-exchange currency market and also helped fund the purchase of a lavish $1.75 million residence for the Millenders and other personal expenses for the defendants.

When parishioners began to question when they would get their money back, the defendants blamed delays on the 2008 financial crisis, authorities say.

“It didn’t really come as a shock, it was more of a sigh of relief,” Eric Brown, a former church member, said.

According to the news station, Brown’s family was one of those who invested in the alleged fraud scheme, although they are not a part of the federal case.

“I asked him like, ‘Hey, that’s a nice car,’” Brown told the station regarding one conversation he said he had with Terry Millender. “He said, ‘Yeah, $100,000 car. If you save up your money, God’s going to bless you.’ Come to find out now, it was actually part of our money.”

Both Terry Millender and Grenetta Wells were held without bond until another hearing set for Wednesday. Brenda Mill...

18:48

Israel Imposes ‘Two Hour Per Week’ Water Supply Limit On Palestinians David Icke latest headlines

‘Enas Taha, a resident of the Palestinian village of Kafr al-Deek in the occupied West Bank, has become desperate. “Since the [water] crisis started in June, the municipality has been able to supply water for only one hour twice a week,” Taha told Al Jazeera. “I am checking the weather forecast every day; they announced rain three weeks ago, but it has not come yet. The only thing I can do is to pray to God.” Many West Bank communities are facing similar problems, amid an acute water shortage that has lasted for months. In the Salfit, Jenin and Hebron governorates, some villages have gone as long as 40 days in a row without running water.’ Read more: Israel Imposes ‘Two Hour Per Week’ Water Supply Limit On Palestinians

18:48

Jews ‘Blamed For Holocaust’ At House Of Lords Event David Icke latest headlines

‘Israel has condemned a “shameful” event hosted by the British House of Lords in which Jews were blamed for the Holocaust and Israel was compared to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The session marked the launch of the Balfour Apology Campaign ahead of the Balfour Declaration centenary. The 1917 declaration pledged British support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. A spokesperson for the Israeli embassy said the gathering “gave voice to racist tropes against Jews and Israelis alike.”’ Read more: Jews ‘Blamed For Holocaust’ At House Of Lords Event

18:46

Nomi Prins: Hillary Clinton Will Continue the Big Bank Protection Racket "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hillary Clinton has apparently never met a well-heeled banker she didn't like....

Future Asteroid Miners Seek Solid Space Rock Plan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Once thought of as a pipe-dream, exploitation of the solar system’s asteroids is being planned by a growing community of asteroid mining companies and scientists.

NASA.

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18:45

The Zika Virus Is Harmless - It Does Not Cause Birth Defects - We Told You So David Icke latest headlines

‘After nearly a year of causing hysteria, mass travel cancellations and unnecessary abortions it finally daunts to “journalists” and “experts” that the Zika virus is harmless. It can cause a very minor flue – two days of a low fever and uncomfortable feeling for a quarter of those infected – that is all. It does not cause, as was claimed by sensationalists in the media and various self-serving “scientists”, birth defects like microcephaly. We told you so. In February we wrote: The Zika Virus Is Harmless – Who Then Benefits From This Media Panic?. The piece refereed to a Congressional Research Service report and various sound scientific papers.’ Read more: The Zika Virus Is Harmless – It Does Not Cause Birth Defects – We Told You So

18:43

Snowden: ‘Journalists Are A Threatened Class’ In Era Of Mass Surveillance "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Nika Knight for Common Dreams - "Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy," Snowden said. "Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your communications, but you are going to be engaging in an arms race that you simply cannot win. You must fight this on the front pages and you must win, if you want to be able to report in the same way that you've been able to do in the previous centuries."

18:42

Oyo Pupils Set Several Classrooms Ablaze Over Mass Failure "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

There was a breach of peace at the Isale-Oyo Community High School, Oyo Town, after some pupils of the school reportedly set ablaze some classrooms over mass failure in their examinations.

It was learnt that the aggrieved students stormed the school premises on Thursday morning, chanting solidarity songs.

They were said to have become unruly afterwards, setting fire to blocks of classrooms, after which they fled the premises.

The Punch gathered that the school authorities alerted men of the Oyo State Fire Service, who responded swiftly and put out the fire.

Blocks of classrooms were set ablaze in Oyo on Thursday, marking the worst phase of secondary school students’ unrest that began days ago over mass failure in exams.

The school compound was deserted as teachers and other pupils reportedly fled for fear of being harmed

It was learnt that there had been lingering crises since Monday in some secondary schools in the state following mass failure in the last promotion examinations.

The Oyo State Government had set a new promotion policy which states that only students with 50 per cent in Mathematics and English language would transit to the next class.

Students of Anglican Secondary School in Oyo reportedly unleashed mayhem on their teachers and destroyed billboards bearing Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s photographs.

18:42

As Within So Without "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

The question is - do you want to start down the path of the PURPLE Pill...?...

18:39

Syria: Improvised Mines Kill, Injure Hundreds in Manbij "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Syria (HRW) – Lessons for Impending Battles in Iraq and Syria

Homemade landmines have killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children, in Manbij, a city in northern Syria. The antipersonnel mines, often called improvised explosive devices, were planted by the extremist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, which until recently controlled the city. Most of the mines appeared to be victim-activated and therefore banned under international law.

During a five-day investigation in the city from October 4 to 9, 2016, Human Rights Watch collected the names of 69 civilians, including 19 children, killed by improvised mines in schools, homes, and on roads during and after the fighting over control for the city. The total is most likely much higher because Human Rights Watch was not able to collect information from all neighborhoods and villages. Hospital staff said that they had treated hundreds of people injured by improvised mines.

Homemade landmines have killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children, in Manbij, a city in northern Syria.

“ISIS mined virtually everything including, quite literally, the kitchen sink before they left,” said Ole Solvang, deputy emergencies director. “These explosive devices have already killed and injured hundreds of civilians, but these numbers will increase even further as more people return to their homes.”

Survivors of mines and their families told Human Rights Watch that civilians returning to their homes after the fighting had been injured or killed by explosive devices placed in doorways and windows, under mattresses and piles of shoes, in refrigerators and bags of clothes, and in television sets and kitchen sink taps.

Improvised mines, other types of explosive devices, and remnants of war pose a significant threat to civilians and hinder recovery in other places that were under ISIS control, such as Kobane in Syria, and Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq. ISIS-planted improvised explosive devices will pose a major threat to civilians also in places where battles are impending to retake territory from ISIS, such as in al-Bab in Syria and...

18:38

Your Problem with Gays or Guns Is Not Political "IndyWatch Feed World"

Planet Earth (FEE) – Not too long ago, perhaps as a rite of passage before becoming a new American, I did something I’d done only once before: I went to a range and shot some guns. Lots of guns. All shapes, ages, and sizes.

For a guy born British, such a thing feels very strange – because guns feature nowhere in British culture.

Accordingly, I was unsurprised by the reaction of my mother when I called home and told her that I’d had a great time learning about firearms and discovering I wasn’t a bad shot, even with a second-world-war Enfield. “That’s the last thing I’d ever imagine you’d enjoy doing,” she said to me. She wasn’t being judgmental: it was an expression of genuine surprise.

“That’s because you just can’t imagine why nice or normal people would enjoy guns … because you don’t know any … no Brits know any,” I replied.

Mom thoughtfully agreed.

Many decent people who have no interest in guns simply can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who is passionate about something whose primary purpose is to kill people. Although the gun debate is waged using words, logic, and fact (to different ends by both sides of course), the arguments constructed using these three tools are not what brings people to their pro- or anti-gun position. Rather, most people are emotionally or intuitively committed to a position first, and deploy these tools retroactively in defense of their position. Despite what we like to think, most, if not all, of our political views come about this way. Studies show, time and time again, that David Hume was right, when he claimed,

And as reasoning is not the source, whence either disputant derives his tenets; it is in vain to expect that any logic, which speaks not to the affections, will ever engage him to embrace sounder principles.

Do You Want to Kill People?

What most anti-gun people are really feeling (rather than thinking) is that there has to be something strange about you if you like guns. I mean, why would you like by something whose primary purpose is to kill people? If you do, you can’t be like me. You are sufficiently different that I am suspicious of your worldview or your motives or both. You are culturally “other.”

Mistaking cultural differences for political differences empowers political partisans who want to maintain power by keeping us divided.Productive engagement, and the pervasive acceptance of individual rights, involves bridging such cultural gaps. With the gun-rights issue, as with all others, the best way to bridge such gaps is the same way all forms of cultural segregation (because that is what we are really talking about) have been perm...

18:37

Loudoun Officials Caught Off-Guard By Dominion’s New Compressor Expansion Plans "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mark Hand for DC Media Group - Local lawmakers are bewildered by Dominion Resources Inc.’s latest plans to upgrade a natural gas pipeline compressor station in Loudoun County, Va., less than two years after the company promised no new compressor expansions in the area would be forthcoming. The planned compression expansion is part of a project that Dominion is calling Eastern Market Access, a project that will increase capacity on its Dominion Cove Point pipeline by about 294,000 dekatherms per day.

18:36

Nigerian Police Dismisses Six Senior Officers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Police Service Commission has dismissed six senior officers for impersonation, forgery, insubordination, negligence and disobedience to lawful order. Those dismissed are in the ranks of Superintendents of Police, Assistant  Superintendents and a Chief Superintendent of Police.

The PSC however promoted 135 officers, including four Deputy Commissioners of Police to the next rank of Commissioners. The new CPs are, Posi Ajunwa, Akinsanmi Ayo, Kenneth Ebrimson and Akpoebi  Egbuson.

18:36

Nigeria – Buhari adviser calls for extending anti-corruption probe to Babangida regime "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Premium Times

Gen-Ibrahim-Babangida

A member of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption has called for the probe of previous Nigerian administrations, beyond the government of Goodluck Jonathan.

Femi Odekunle, a professor and career criminologist, also called for the revocation of national honours bestowed on corrupt individuals.

He spoke Thursday at a lecture organised by Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria in Abuja.

Mr. Odekunle, while decrying the systemic corruption in the country, said officials of previous governments going back to the military regime of Mr. Babangida should also be probed.

Mr. Babangida held power between 1985 and 1993.

“Tell the government to revoke the national honour on those who are corrupt,” Mr. Odekunle said, referring to the FRCN. “Tell truth to power. If we are to truly fighting corruption, we must go as far back as possible. Pick two persons starting from the regime of Babangida and then take 100 from Jonathan.”

He urged the station to stop singing the praises of President Muhammadu Buhari, and to also deploy propaganda in humiliating “corrupt” elements in the society.

“Radio Nigeria must be at the forefront to not only propagate but do propaganda for good by naming and shaming people who are corrupt,” he said. “Radio Nigeria tell Buhari that there are many more rivers to cross and not just singing his praise.”

Mr. Odekunle welcomed the raid of judges’ home recently by the State Security Service.

Pr...

18:35

Greg Hunter, "Predictive Linguistics: Trump Wins By Landslide- "Media Polls Are 100% Manufactured” "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Predictive Linguistics: Trump Wins By Landslide-
 "Media Polls Are 100% Manufactured”
By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com

"Internet data mining expert Cliff High says the “naked data” on the Internet shows Trump winning the 2016 Presidential election by a “landslide.” High explains, “You can do a search on YouTube that brings back a list of primary speeches by both candidates. I am not talking about Fred Smith’s copy of a video he made of Trump. I am talking about a speech taken officially of Trump, and they released it officially. If you take just those, you can see you’ve got Hillary Clinton on one side with 2,165 views, and Trump on the other side with 775,653 views. So, that is not anecdotal. This is a very crude level of statistical analysis, but it is nonetheless statistical analysis, and it is very pointed because it is extremely self-selecting. There is nobody watching you when you choose to watch something on YouTube. So, there is no peer pressure or external person polling you. It’s what I call a very naked data set because there is no pressure on an emotional level on people.”

How big is Trump winning by? High says, “Basically, when you go through all the analysis and all the other video archives, you come up with a 25 to 1 ratio (in favor of Trump). High says that Trump’s winning vote total will be orders of magnitude greater than Clinton’s. High uses a program he invented that he says uses the “art of predictive linguistics” to forecast future events. One of the phrases that High comes up with in his own linguistic data mining program is “Hillary is missing.” High’s data also comes up with the phrase “It doesn’t matter.” High explains, “This is all tied up with one other phrase and that is ‘It doesn’t matter.’ That is a very interesting phrase to come up in our data set because usually they’re not at a hard level making a conclusion. That’s what ‘It does not matter’ is. It’s a conclusion. It’s a conclusion about a set of circumstances or facts. We rarely get straight out conclusions. It is my interpretat...

18:32

Shots fired and 117 arrests made as North Dakota cops remove pipeline protesters from private land David Icke latest headlines

‘Hundreds of police in riot gear and with heavy military equipment have moved Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from their encampment on private land in North Dakota. Police have reportedly arrested at least 117 demonstrators so far. “117 protesters have been arrested [as of 8:15 pm Thursday]. Morton County will be utilizing other jails in this mass arrest operation,” said Donnell Hushka, a spokeswoman for the Morton County, North Dakota, Sheriff’s Department.’ Read more: Shots fired and 117 arrests made as North Dakota cops remove pipeline protesters from private land

18:32

Configuring Raspberry Pi as a router "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

I'm setting up a little test network for IoT devices, one isolated a bit from my home network. This is a perfect job for a computer like the Raspberry Pi (or similar computers, such as the Odroid-C2, which is what I'm actually using here). I thought I'd blog the setup details in case anybody else wanted to setup their own isolated home network.

Choice of hardware

The Raspberry Pi B v3 is a fine choice, but there are many alternatives. I'm using the Odroid C2 instead. It's nearly the same, but the chief difference for my purposes is that the Ethernet adapter is native. On the RPi, the Ethernet adapter is actually connected via USB. Network utilities don't like USB Ethernet as much.



Your home network

Your home network likely uses the addresses 192.168.1.xxx. This is also the range that most of the devices I'm testing will use as their initial defaults. Therefore, I've changed my network to something strange that won't share the address range, like 10.20.30.x.


sudo bash

On the Internet, help text always prefixes sudo in front of every line. This is tedious. I just open up a root bash prompt instead. All the examples below assume that.


Reconfigure the hostname

The first step for me is always reconfiguring the hostname. I've got a bunch of small systems and VMs, and if I don't remember to reset the hostname, I go crazy. You do this by editing the files  /etc/hostname and the file /ets/hosts.

vi /etc/hostname
vi /etc/hosts

I'm naming this device odroidrouter.


Reconfigure networking

All these small computers seem to be using some form of Debian, which usually uses the ifupdown method of configur...

18:31

Cop out: Pennsylvania bill that bans naming officers involved in shootings goes to governor "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Pennsylvania legislature has passed a law prohibiting the release of officers’ names for up to 30 days after a police-related death has occurred. It was backed by Philadelphia police unions and will become law if signed by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf. The measure passed Thursday after the Republican-controlled legislature voted along party lines. If […]

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Britain joins biggest European military buildup since Cold War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Britain is deploying troops, aircraft and armor in the biggest military buildup in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. The deployment, which was first floated in the press by UK defense chiefs on Wednesday, appears to have been prepared well in advance. It will see up to 800 armored infantry troops deployed to Estonia and […]

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18:31

Totalitarian tendencies in post-Maidan Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ukraine (oD) – In Ukraine, the state apparatus, far-right movements and patriotic citizens are working together to shut down debate and silence criticism.

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Under Ukraine’s pre-Maidan criminal regime, any pressure on journalists used to provoke a wave of indignation. This indignation, which came from journalists, human rights defenders and civic activists themselves, even became a precursor to the first Maidan in independent Ukraine — the protests under the banner of “Ukraine without Kuchma”.

Information about temnyky, the authorities’ secret instructions to the press about what they should and should not report, and the murders of critics of the regime invariably provoked protests. The arrest of a journalist solely for expressing his opinion in print could raise a wave, even a tsunami, of public outrage. Indeed, in 2004, putting an end to temnyky was one of the slogans behind the Orange protest.

In post-Maidan Ukraine, temnyky, arrests and censorship have become commonplace. What’s more, repression against dissidents and even murder have become socially acceptable. The murder of the journalist Oles Buzyna in April 2015 or the burning of dozens of people in Odesa in May 2014 now find their justification in the speeches of “patriots”. Meanwhile, former opposition journalists who gained seats as parliamentary deputies refuse to defend their colleague Ruslan Kotsaba, the blogger who spent a year and a half in jail for his views. In all, over 100 journalists, bloggers and indeed ordinary people who expressed their views about the war in the Donbas, conscription, the constitutional order of Ukraine (law enforcement...

18:30

Sudan backs Gambia over withdrawal from ICC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Sudan Tribune


The IC headquarters in The Hague (AFP/Martijn Beekman Photo)

(KHARTOUM) – Sudan has backed Gambia’s decision to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC) after South Africa and Burundi, blamed the UN Security Council for ignoring the African concerns over the war crimes court.

The Hague based court has been accused of unjustly targeting Africa officials while similar crimes are not investigated in Europe and elsewhere. Recently, South Africa and Burundi decided to leave the court. Gambia is the latest African state to withdraw from the international body.

Last July, the African Union once again requested the Security Council to suspend the referral of the case of Sudan’s President Omer al-Bashir and to terminate or suspend the case of Deputy President William Samoei Ruto of Kenya at the ICC until Africa’s concerns and proposals for amendments to the Rome Statute of the ICC are considered.

Sudan’s Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Abdel-Ghani al-Naeem Thursday told Sudan Tribunethat the African Union following Kigali Summit last July sought to meet the Security Council over the ICC but the 15-member body didn’t respond to their demand.

“The summit agreed that if the cases of Bashir and Ruto of Kenya are not suspended the African countries would consider pulling out of the court,” Al-Naeem said.

“In the absence of response from the Security Council to meet with the African Group, any country has the right to withdraw. It is a right and something possible,” he stressed.

The Sudanese diplomat predicted other countries would follow South Africa, Burundi and Gambia, pointing that this court is politicized and targetting African.

Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang on Tuesday accused the ICC of ignoring the “war crimes” of Western nations, addin...

18:30

Antarctic Ross Sea becoming world’s largest marine sanctuary "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

This video says about itself:

Antarctica Ross Sea

3 April 2014

Being an arm’s length from the world’s largest penguin, the famous though elusive Emperor, is a life-changing experience! And being inside Scott’s and Shackleton‘s historical huts were sacred moments.

By Andrea Vance of TV New Zealand today:

Ross Sea sanctuary agreement sets ‘historic’ precedent

Antarctic advocates are celebrating a significant victory after the Ross Sea was declared the world’s newest – and largest – marine sanctuary.

Negotiations between 24 countries and the European Union have been ongoing for years, and China was the last to come on board with the agreement, making more than 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean a protected area from December next year for 35 years.

Antarctic Oceans Alliance Director Mike Walker says it’s a historic day that children will learn about in schools in the future.

“It’s historic because what we believe is it is the start of the protection of the high seas,” Mr Walker says.

The ocean is home to dolphins, whales and penguins, as well as Antarctic toothfish – a delicacy in many countries.

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18:30

GDP – A Grossly Defective Product "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

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Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

GDP – The Problem

Paul Wallace recently penned for Reuters an interesting article entitled: “GDP Is A Grossly Defective Product.” In the article he states:

“Yet despite its theoretical appeal, GDP is, in practice, a fallible measure – and increasingly becoming one that could be described as a grossly defective product.

For one thing, the number shifts as more complete, up-to-date data becomes available. For another, national accountants change their definitions and approaches to better reflect the changing shape of the economy, such as the recent inclusion of research and development as investment.

He is absolutely correct.

There are inherent problems when you begin to adjust the “math” to “goal seek” a specific outcome. For example, the problem with adding “intellectual property” is that the cost of a new cancer drug treatment, a Hollywood movie or a new hit song is already included in the value of product brought to market. In other words, since production is what drives economic growth, that value is captured in the quarterly analysis of business investment, spending, etc. Furthermore, how does the BEA value “intellectual property” accurately and fairly across all industries and products? Some products like a cancer treatment have a much different “value” than a song....

18:29

Clear Evidence Emerges of Outrageous Militarized Police Collaboration with Oil Companies at Standing Rock Against Protectors David Icke latest headlines

‘Today’s militarized crackdown on water protectors in Cannonball, North Dakota stems from high levels of coordination between the extractive industry, state officials and police departments. It was waged against a frontline camp seeking to block the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which would cross beneath the Standing Rock Sioux reservation’s main drinking water source and bisect the community’s burial grounds. The attack took place under cover of a media blackout, with reports emerging that police were disrupting cellular phone reception. Water protectors have already endured dog attacks, military-style checkpoints, low-flying surveillance planes, invasive strip searches, national guard deployments and mass arrests. “What’s happening today is a travesty on the human rights of Indigenous people,” Tom Goldtooth, the executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, told AlterNet.’ Read more: Clear Evidence Emerges of Outrageous Militarized Police Collaboration with Oil Companies at Standing Rock Against Protectors

18:29

Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it. "IndyWatch Feed World"

Planet Earth (Ensia) – Food and yard waste make trash a prolific producer of methane — but fixes exist.

We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma.

Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of CO2 equivalent in 2010 — about 11 percent of all methane generated by humans. The United States had the highest total quantity of methane emissions from landfills in 2010: almost 130 million metric tons (143 million tons) of CO2 equivalent. China was a distant second, with 47 million (52 million), then Mexico, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Brazil and India, according to the Global Methane Initiative, an international partnership of government and private groups working to reduce methane emissions.

Because methane typically has a much shorter life in the atmosphere than CO2 (12 years compared with 100 to 300 years for carbon dioxide), reducing methane release from landfills can help rapidly reduce climate change risk.

Capture and Use

For 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has required some landfill operators (generally those with larger facilities) to control methane emissions by installing gas collection systems. To capture it, operators insert vertical wells into the waste and use vacuum pressure to suck up the gas.

Because methane is the main component of natural gas, it can be captured and burned for energy with a much lower climate impact than letting it seep out.After capture, the gas can be processed and used in different ways. Because methane is the main component of natural gas, it can be captured and burned for energy with a much lower climate impact than letting it seep out.

Three-fourths of these projects in the United States burn methane to generate electricity, according to the EPA. The captured methane also can be piped to nearby industrial customers or compressed to make compressed natural gas or cooled to make liquefied natural gas to power vehicles, as Waste Management, one of the two primary landfill compani...

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UN Secretary General seeks Security Council help over stand off between DRC and South Sudan rebels "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Reuters

U.N. chief seeks Security Council help with South Sudan rebels in Congo

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council for help to resolve a stalemate between peacekeepers and the Democratic Republic of Congo government over what to do with hundreds of South Sudanese rebel fighters.

In a letter to the 15-member council, seen by Reuters on Thursday, Ban said 755 South Sudanese rebels had crossed into Congo’s Garamba National Park with opposition leader Riek Machar in August. They fled the South Sudanese capital Juba in July, after fighting erupted between Machar’s forces and troops loyal to his rival, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir.

U.N. peacekeepers in Congo extracted Machar, his wife, son and 10 others from Garamba at the request of the Congolese government in mid-August, Ban said.

Since then the United Nations has been trying to broker an agreement between Congo and South Sudan on the repatriation of the fighters or their relocation to a third country until a political deal is in place in South Sudan, Ban said.

On Oct. 3 the Congolese government told the United Nations peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, that it wanted the fighters to leave within a week, but the mission does not have the legal authority to expel the troops from Congo, Ban said.

“At the same time, there is no basis for MONUSCO to continue providing humanitarian assistance to them, as they are no longer in a life-threatening situation,” he said, adding that the mission had told the Congolese government it could not longer take care of the South Sudanese fighters.

“I am, accordingly, bringing the matter to the attention of the Security Council in order that it might take such decisions or provide such guidance as it may deem appropriate,” Ban said.

In August and September, Ban said the peacekeeping mission in Congo removed 755 opposition fighters from Garamba “on lifesaving, humanitarian grounds.” Eight of those died from injuries, malnutrition or ill hea...

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Farm owner arrested for protesting Dakota Access Pipeline's theft of her land David Icke latest headlines

‘There have been countless stories across the web that have documented those struggling to fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Native Americans, farmers, ranchers, landowners and environmental activists have joined together to oppose the pipeline and bring the project to a grinding halt. Just recently, 127 Native American activists were arrested at a construction site near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Despite the corporate media’s attempts to suppress information surrounding the controversial pipeline, concerns about the Dakota Access project have become increasingly visible. However, one issue has remained in the dark: the government’s abuse of eminent domain.’ Read more: Farm owner arrested for protesting Dakota Access Pipeline’s theft of her land

18:24

The Real ‘Elite’ are the Authentic Men and Women "IndyWatch Feed World"

So often in the truth network the term ‘elite’ is used to describe the people at the top of the shadow power pyramid, however these societal parasites certainly don’t deserve that word ascribed to them.

This secret government has inflicted untold suffering on all of us, as well as literally murdered millions of people. They’ve done the former in many ways, including, but not limited to:

  • turning the money supply into a debt-based model which has enslaved the world’s people to a system which funnels much of the resources directly to them;
  • hijacking the banking infrastructure so that most of the profits made by what should be a public utility are not reinvested into local communities, but instead are further enriching themselves;
  • monopolizing medicine so that natural and cheap substances are either vilified or suppressed, which are then replaced with toxin-rich derivatives from plants and bacteria, as well as synthetics in general, that can be patented and sold at prices which further deprive the people of not just their wealth, but their health too;
  • infiltrating governmental affairs so that macro policy decisions are determined by either the puppets they situate, or the corporate lobbyists who write the policy and package it with ‘legal’ donations; and
  • using their corporate-controlled media to shape the mindset of the masses with false and harmful narratives on life.

In summary, this can be referred to as the 4M’s: Money (banking and finance), Medicine (prescriptive and preventative practice, including food), Management (government and policy) and Media (information dissemination and public discourse).

Unfortunately, when you control these societal mechanisms you control society itself, and when we look at all the suffering, disenfranchisement and dishonor that these four areas have inflicted on all of us, the people...

18:24

South Africa – Madonsela inquiry uncovered lie about Denel and Gupta link "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Protector’s report catches Denel’s lie

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A Denel G-6 howitzer tank. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

Denel has been caught in a lie over the formation of its Hong Kong joint venture, Denel Asia, with Gupta associate Salim Essa, documents submitted to the public protector as part of the probe into state capture show.

Denel, which formed the joint venture without the permission of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, itself a contravention of the Public Finance Management Act, claimed at the time that the rationale for choosing VR Laser Asia as a partner was the strong relationship it had with its SA-based company, VR Laser.

President Jacob Zuma has taken legal action to prevent the release of the report into whether the Gupta family influenced the hiring of ministers, and whether they were given preferential treatment in state contracts.

The sole shareholder of VR Laser Asia, Essa, has denied in
a letter from his attorney, attached to the documents, that there was a link between the two companies.

His attorney, Charles van Staden of Hogan Lovells, states that Essa established VR Laser Asia “in his private capacity” and “it is not a subsidiary of the local VR Laser Services, (Pty) Limited.” Van Staden confirms that VR Laser Asia “is and remained dormant to date”, said the letter dating back to July 18 2016.

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18:24

Amid crackdowns on mass migration, Central Americans organize to curb violence "IndyWatch Feed World"

Latin America (WNV) – Nearly half a million migrants have been apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol in 2016, while hundreds of thousand of others have been detained and deported en route through Mexico. Within this number is a record-breaking number of Central Americans seeking asylum in what Amnesty International called “the world’s least visible refugee crises.” Many of these asylum seekers have escaped communities torn apart by violence, the drug trade and poverty, but human rights groups report that an alarming number of them are subject to serious danger en route to the border.

According to a report released Friday by Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, nine out of 10 Central American asylum seekers seen in shelters across Mexico demonstrate serious mental health issues triggered by traumatic events. MSF says that two-thirds of patients reported suffering one or more violent attacks — including rape and kidnapping — during their journey towards the U.S. border. Families are often separated, and thousands have lost their lives in the crossing. Even those who overcome these odds will likely bear the effects of their trauma for years to come, say experts. Psychologist Dora Morales of MSF says the constant exposure to violence and uncertainty endured by these migrants “can lead to serious long-term mental health problems.”

And the journey has only grown more traumatic in recent years. Since 2014, Mexican authorities have cracked down on familiar channels for migrants, such as the “la Bestia” train in an aggressive security initiative called Plan Frontera Sur, or the Southern Border Plan. The surge in detentions and deportations is linked to pressure from the United States, after Obama vowed in 2014 to address the escalating crisis of unaccompanied minors amassing at the border. Since then — and with millions in U.S. aid — hundreds of Mexican patrol officers have been redirected to target known migration routes, while checkpoin...

18:23

Chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, two headlines that highlight difference between USA & Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russia to eliminate all its chemical weapons by end 2017 Press TV – October 27, 2016 Russia says it plans to annihilate all of its remaining chemical weapons by the end of next year, a year earlier than previously scheduled. Colonel General Valery Kapashin, who is the head of Russia’s Federal Department for the Safe Storage […]

18:23

Twitter Shuts Down Vine "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Twitter has announced that it is shutting down its short-form video sharing service – Vine – where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Twitter made this known in a statement on Wednesday. The statement read: Since […]

18:19

We’re Partying in Owerri Tonight! Runtown is coming to rock with Orange Lounge at #JackAndTheBeats "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Orange Lounge is the place to be on Friday October 28, 2016 as #JackAndTheBeats is back in town once again. The last month edition held in NV Lounge featuring Cynthia Morgan, DJ Big N and Ben Foster and it was an exciting night. The rock style themed party would make another stop in the town […]

18:16

Scientists say weird signals from space are ‘probably’ aliens "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A team of astronomers believes that strange signals emanating from a cluster of stars are actually aliens trying to tell the universe they exist.

The study, which appeared in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, analyzed the odd beams of light from 234 stars — a fraction of the 2.5 million that were observed.

The bizarre beacons led the paper’s authors, Ermanno F. Borra and Eric Trottier from Laval University in Quebec, to conclude that it’s “probably” aliens.

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18:15

Bonds Are Signalling Something Big Is Lurking In The Shadows "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bonds Are Signalling Something Big Is Lurking In The Shadows

Bonds Are Signalling Something Big Is Lurking In The Shadows Less spending, less people going to resturants and consumer confidence is down, but initial jobless claims are still at historic lows. Pending homes sales did not hit expectations. US mortgage activity falls to the lowest since May.Core durable goods declining for 21st straight month. Bonds…

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18:13

Those countries illegally violating Syria’s airspace need to watch out, Russia is losing patience "IndyWatch Feed War"

Putin says Russia showing restraint in Syria but patience may run out Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia, October 27, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was showing restraint in Syria, but might lose patience and […]

18:11

Taxi Drivers Beaten Up For Not Joining the Protest Yesterday "IndyWatch Feed World"

Not only did Public Transport syndicates block roads all across Lebanon yesterday, but they apparently tried to force taxi drivers to join the protest and beat up some of them. Funnily enough, some people were defending their actions yesterday when I posted that blocking roads is not benefiting anyone and that the only ones who are suffering are drivers who have nothing to do with it.

Blocking roads is wrong and does not serve any purpose. Those who beat up taxi drivers and random drivers passing by should be put behind bars.

18:09

Canada fact of the day: more mothers over forty than teens "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

According to the most recent Statistics Canada data, in 2012, women over 40 gave birth to 13,395 children, while teenagers produced 12,915. Demographers have been expecting this tipping point for decades. In 1974, the older age group gave birth to just 3,550 children while teenagers produced 38,650—and the numbers have shifted each year since. The transition has just been confirmed in the U.K. and Australia as well, while data show that men are also fathering children later in life: the average age of Canadian fathers at birth of their children was 41 in 2011, compared to 39 in 1995.

That is from Meagan Campbell.  On another issue, Ian Bremmer calls this the best Canada fact he’s seen all year.

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18:08

The Failure of US Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

I am now convinced that the Oligarchy that rules America intends to steal the presidential election. In the past, the oligarchs have not cared which candidate won as the oligarchs owned both. But they do not own Trump. Most likely you are unaware of what Trump is telling people as the media does not report it. A person who speaks like this...

18:07

The Icarus box is able to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A security researcher presented a small hardware named Icarus box that is able to hijack a variety of popular drones mid-flight.

It could be very easy to hijack nearly any drone mid-flight by using the hardware presented by the Trend Micro researcher Jonathan Andersson at the PacSec hacking conference in Japan this week. Andersson, who leads the Trend Micro’s TippingPoint DVLab division, presented a small hardware named Icarus that is able to hijack a variety of popular drones mid-flight, the attacker is able to gain full control of the vehicle by locking the owner out.

According to Andersson, the Icarus box is able to hack into and radio controlled vehicles that run the SMx radio platform. Unfortunately, the SMx radio platform is very popular for drones, it present in vehicles manufactured by many vendors, including Walkera, NineEagles and AirTronics.

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“It’s not a jamming system so i am not competing for control via RF power,” Andersson explained to Vulture South.

“Full flight control is achieved with the target experiencing a complete loss of control — it’s a clean switch-over.

“The range of my proof of concept implementation is equal to a standard DSMx radio transmitter, though standard 2.4GHz ISM band amplification can be applied to extend the range.”

The principle behind the Icarus box is simple, the hardware is able to determine the unique shared secret key within the DSMx binding process by monitoring the activity of the component and running a brute force attack. Once the Icarus box grabs the key, the attacker can send malicious packets to lock the legitimate controller out and send his commands.

Below a video PoC of the attack

“It works against all DSMx based radio systems, which would include drones, airplanes, cars, boats, and so on,...

18:04

Hacker team hacks fully patched Google Nexus 6P at Mobile Pwn2Own to bag in $100K "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A team of hackers broke into a fully patched Nexus 6P and won over $100K for it

Big companies these days are coming up with hacking compe...

18:04

Climate alarmists redefine 'hurricane' to fit warming narrative and deny looming Ice Age will affect Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

With no hurricanes making landfall in 11 years in the USA, that takes us back to a 1860 record of longest without a hurricane. Since the scary predictions of more and more powerful hurricanes didn't work out for the global warming crowd, now they want to re-define what hurricanes are to make it appear that they are more destructive to fit the narrative of CO2 causes more hurricanes. Also the same crew says that the new Mini Ice Age will have no effect on Earth. What if they are wrong??

18:04

Berkeley protesters form human chain to stop white students from getting to class David Icke latest headlines

‘Students at the University of California, Berkeley held a day of protest on Friday to demand the creation of additional “safe spaces” for transgender and nonwhite students, during which a human chain was formed on a main campus artery to prevent white students from getting to class. The demonstrators were caught on video blocking Berkeley’s Sather Gate, holding large banners advocating the creation of physical spaces segregated by race and gender identity, including one that read “Fight 4 Spaces of Color.” Protesters can be heard shouting “Go around!” to white students who attempt to go through the blockade, while students of color are greeted with calls of “Let him through!”’ Read more: Berkeley protesters form human chain to stop white students from getting to class

18:01

Assange: ‘Crazed Clinton Campaign Tried to Hack WikiLeaks’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21st Century Wire says…
The Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign have chained themselves to the wild conspiracy theory that Russia is behind the embarrassing Wikileaks email dump and “the Kremlin is trying to interfere with the US election process” – even though their is zero evidence to prove that ridiculous claim.
Wikileaks has exposed what is arguably the biggest trove of political corruption in US history – but the majority pro-Hillary media are simply ignoring these leaks in order to get behind the media’s pre-chosen candidate.
So why is the Clinton political machine still panicking?
RT

Julian Assange has claimed the Hillary Clinton

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EPISODE #7 – ON THE QT: ‘US Election: Behind the Curtain’ (PART 1) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21WIRE.TV | What’s really lurking behind the US Election curtain of deceit?

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Police arrest over 140 in crackdown on North Dakota oil pipeline protesters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More than 140 Native Americans and other protesters have been arrested by police in the US state of North Dakota in a tense standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a controversial oil pipeline. At least 141 protesters were arrested on Thursday evening and Friday morning as officers attempt to clear […]

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'Celebgate' Hacker Gets 18 Months in Prison for Hacking Celebrity Nude Photos "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The hacker who stole nude photographs of female celebrities two years ago in a massive data breach — famous as "The Fappening" or "Celebgate" scandal — has finally been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, authorities said on Thursday. 36-year-old Lancaster, Pennsylvania man Ryan Collins was arrested in March and charged with hacking into "at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail

18:00

You Have to Read This Beautiful Birthday Ode By Somto Okereke to His Friend, Roy "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

My friend, Roy is turns twenty-three today. He is becoming on one hand, one of those Nigerian men who like to talk about politics –  because of the sad realisation that it is a defining factor in how their lives play out. On the other hand, he is becoming the unconcerned Nigerian Man who is bothered […]

18:00

Genesis for the New Space Age with John Leith - Chpt XIX - Strangers in Our Skies "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




 This is a listing of then recent non solar spacecraft visiting us.  It conforms to other reports as well.

 Beyond that what is described is a fully populated solar system using underground habitats and the inner side of the global shell.  By extension this must apply to all stars generally.

Again this conforms to the important work of Swedenborg over two centuries ago.
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Chapter XIX

Strangers in Our Skies

Who are the strangers in world skies? From where do they all corne? What is their purpose in spying
on Earth? And finally, are they hostile?

The truth is there were over 7,000 sightings of strange craft of unknown origin intercepted and plotted by Earth radar installations in 1978. Frankly, like the U.S. Air Force, the authors who reviewed many sightings must humbly admit that they too are none the wiser as to the purpose of alien surveillance. But perhaps some readers of this book may lend their knowledge in solving the problem. The U.S. Air Force for one, as well as its Russian and German and French counterparts, are open to suggestion.

To understand the reason for the nose to nose confrontations of alien spacecraft from distant galaxies, it should be explained that...

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Echos of Doom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



 
 
We know that the Earth was whacked around 12,900 years ago.  I do understand that this comet impact was targeted in order to end the northern ice Age.   The argument boils down to probabilities and the unique precision involved and the equally precise result.

Yet the event itself left plenty of debris out there as the comet itself was broken up on the way in.  It is known as the Taurid meteor shower and some of those chunks are  scary.  Fortunately they come in at high latitudes and that has meant mostly Russia.

I note also that this apparently produced a later bombardment within a thousand or so years after the initial impact.  However the main mass is the comet Encke which has a period of 3.3 years which really just supports the argument that it was guided into its present orbit as this makes it somewhat unique for comets by having the shortest period.



Echos of Doom

In my book Magicians of the Gods I examine the paradigm-shifting evidence for a cosmic impact 12,800 years ago, followed by further cataclysmic impacts 11,600 years ago. The argument, strongly supported by a number of leading astronomers and astrophysicists, is that both these groups of impacts originated from the same source -- a fragmented giant comet that entered our inner solar system around 20,000 years ago on an earth-crossing orbit. Like other comets (e.g. Shoemaker Levy 9) it broke up into multiple fragments, some very large some much smaller. Several of these fragments were responsible for the first cataclysm of 12,800 years ago, and several more were responsible for the second cataclysm 11,600 years ago. The astronomers whose work I review in Magicians of the Gods, are convinced that multiple large and deadly fragments of the same original giant comet are STILL circulating in the Taurid meteor stream, the path of which the Earth crosses twice a year (June/July and Oct/Nov), and pose a clear and present danger to the future of human civiliza...

17:58

Cops Had Woman Put in Mental Hospital After She 'Asked Them for a Warrant' David Icke latest headlines

‘A Virginia woman claims in court that Newport News police illegally entered her home and then wrongfully imprisoned her in a psychiatric ward against her will for six days. In a complaint filed in the Hampton City Circuit Court on Oct. 4, Hieda Keeler claims that on Nov. 18, 2015, she was home alone when two city police officers knocked on her door and asked if she needed help. Keeler says she asked the officers if they had a warrant to enter her home, and when they said they did not, she told the she did not need help, was no threat to herself or others, and that they were to leave her property.’ Read more: Cops Had Woman Put in Mental Hospital After She ‘Asked Them for a Warrant’

17:56

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17:53

Google/Amazon To 'Echo' Everything & Everyone In Your Home To NSA David Icke latest headlines

‘Google Home (GH) is always listening to everything that goes on inside your home. It’s like paying the NSA, sorry I meant Google, $129.00 to bug your home. GH does more than listen to music, it can control your lights, thermostats, radios, TV’s, smart refrigerators, smart plugsand more. GH has partnered with Nest, Phillips, IFTTT and Samsung who also makes the ‘family hub refrigerator‘. Google Assistant’s new surveillance feature called “My Day,” gives you morning updates, weather, commute times and a summary of your schedule (assuming you opt in). At least GH doesn’t have SEVEN microphones like Amazon’s Echo.’ Read more: Google/Amazon To ‘Echo’ Everything & Everyone In Your Home To NSA

17:51

The Man in the Mirror "IndyWatch Feed World"

Donald Trump is not an outlier, but the distillation of our dominant values

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th October 2016

What is the worst thing about Donald Trump? The lies? The racist stereotypes? The misogyny? The alleged gropings? The apparent refusal to accept democratic outcomes? All these are bad enough. But they’re not the worst. The worst thing about Donald Trump is that he’s the man in the mirror.

We love to horrify ourselves with his excesses, and to see him as a monstrous outlier, the polar opposite of everything a modern, civilised society represents. But he is nothing of the kind. He is the distillation of all that we have been induced to desire and admire. Trump is so repulsive not because he offends our civilisation’s most basic values, but because he embodies them.

Trump personifies the traits promoted by the media and corporate worlds he affects to revile; the worlds that created him. He is a bundle of extrinsic values – the fetishisation of wealth, power and image – in a nation where extrinsic values are championed throughout public discourse. His conspicuous consumption, self-amplification and towering (if fragile) ego are in tune with the dominant narratives of our age.

As the recipient of vast inherited wealth who markets himself as solely responsible for his good fortune, he is the man of our times. The Apprentice tells the story of everything he is not: the little guy dragging himself up from the bottom through enterprise and skill. None of this distinguishes him from the majority of the very rich, whose entrepreneurial image, loyally projected by the media, clashes with their histories of huge bequests, government assistance, monopolies and rent-seeking.

If his politics differ from those of the rest of the modern Republican party, it is because they are, in some respects, more liberal. Every vice, for the Republican trailblazers, is now a virtue; every virtue a vice. Encouraged by the corporate media, they have been waging a full-spectrum assault on empathy, altruism and the decencies we owe to other people. Their gleeful stoving in of faces, their cackling destruction of political safeguards and democratic norms, their stomping on all that is generous and caring and cooperative in human nature have turned the party into a game of Mortal Kombat scripted by Breitbart News.

Did Donald Trump invent the xenophobia and racism that infuses his campaign? Did he invent his conspiracy theories about stolen elections and the criminality of his opponents? No....

17:51

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 27 2016 "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Remember those "tectonic shifts" Russia warned about? and remember how Joseph said "watch Italy"? Well the Nerfarium has been busy this week on both counts:

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17:46

EPISODE #7 – ON THE QT: ‘US Election: Behind the Curtain’ (PART 1) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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17:45

JFK murder confession by CIA agent David Icke latest headlines

‘The Deathbed Confession of CIA Agent, E. Howard Hunt to his son on the JFK Assassination. Hunt was one of the people who brought down the Nixon Administration during the Watergate scandal. Made famous for being one of the “Plumbers” in the Watergate Hotel Break-In which eventually forced Nixon to resign.’

17:45

Samsung Posts 30 Percent Profit Plunge on Note 7 Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported an expected 30 percent profit plunge on the back of a highly damaging recall crisis that hammered the reputation of the world's largest smartphone maker. The third quarter earnings were announced just hours before the start of an annual shareholder meeting which was set to approve the latest step in a complex generational change of leadership at the family-run South Korean conglomerate.

Samsung said its operating profit for the July-September period stood at 5.2 trillion won ($4.6 billion), compared with 7.3 trillion won a year ago. The profit slump was in line with a revised earning estimate issued by Samsung two weeks earlier after it killed off its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to devices overheating and bursting into flames.

The decision to discontinue production of a model aimed at competing with arch-rival Apple's iPhone was a devastating move for a company that prides itself on the quality production of cutting-edge technology.

Live by the smartphone, die by the smartphone.


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17:44

Assange: ‘Crazed Clinton Campaign Tried to Hack WikiLeaks’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says…

The Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign have chained themselves to the wild conspiracy theory that Russia is behind the embarrassing Wikileaks email dump and “the Kremlin is trying to interfere with the US election process” – even though their is zero evidence to prove that ridiculous claim.

Wikileaks has exposed what is arguably the biggest trove of political corruption in US history – but the majority pro-Hillary media are simply ignoring these leaks in order to get behind the media’s pre-chosen candidate.

So why is the Clinton political machine still panicking?

RT

Julian Assange has claimed the Hillary Clinton campaign has attacked the servers being used by WikiLeaks. Despite the Ecuadorian embassy shutting down his internet until the US election is over, the website will continue publishing, according to Assange.

“Everyday that you publish is a day that you have the initiative in the conflict,”Assange said via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday.

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The whistleblowing website has been releasing emails from Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, on a daily basis since early October.

Assange claimed the release “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks.

They attacked our servers and attempted hacking attacks and there is an amazing ongoing campaign where state documents were put in the UN and British courts to accuse me of being both a Russian spy and a pedophile,” he added.

READ MORE: Suspicious US company tried to frame Assange as ‘pedophile’ and Russian spy

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Assange: ‘Crazed Clinton Campaign Tried to Hack WikiLeaks’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

By 21wire

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21st Century Wire says…

The Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign have chained themselves to the wild conspiracy theory that Russia is behind the embarrassing Wikileaks email dump and “the Kremlin is trying to interfere with the US election process” – even though their is zero evidence to prove that ridiculous claim.

Wikileaks has exposed what is arguably the biggest trove of political corruption in US history – but the majority pro-Hillary media are simply ignoring these leaks in order to get behind the media’s pre-chosen candidate.

So why is the Clinton political machine still panicking?

RT

Julian Assange has claimed the Hillary Clinton campaign has attacked the servers being used by WikiLeaks. Despite the Ecuadorian embassy shutting down his internet until the US election is over, the website will continue publishing, according to Assange.

“Everyday that you publish is a day that you have the initiative in the conflict,”Assange said via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday.

The whistleblowing website has been releasing emails from Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, on a daily basis since early October.

Assange claimed the release “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks.

They attacked our servers and attempted hacking attacks and there is an amazing ongoing campaign where state documents were put in the UN and British courts to accuse me of being both a Russian spy and a pedophile,” he added.

READ MORE:...

17:43

Toxic Chemicals Found In Children’s Halloween Makeup – Study David Icke latest headlines

‘Halloween is supposed to make your skin crawl, but not like this. A new study finds the scariest part of the holiday may not be the costumes, but makeup for kids. Out of 48 makeup palettes, almost half contained toxic heavy metals. Nearly 20 percent of makeup palettes contain lead and cadmium, according to the newly published study by the Breast Cancer Fund. The study found that some products contained as many as four metals, including arsenic and chromium. Nine of the palettes were found to contain lead, a chemical that is unsafe at any level, for children particularly. Parents may have purchased and applied these products to their children unwittingly, as the makeup doesn’t have to list ingredients on their labels.’ Read more: Toxic Chemicals Found In Children’s Halloween Makeup – Study

17:39

Red Carpet Photos! Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo, Wale Ojo, Angelique Kidjo & More at the London Premiere of Kunle Afolayan’s “The CEO” "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After a premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, London was the next step for Kunle Afolayan‘s blockbuster, The CEO. Featuring a stellar cast of heavy lifters, the movie starred Wale Ojo, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Hilda Dokubo and featured the triple Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo in her debut role as a ruthless employment consultant. The […]

17:38

We Now Have Proof Obamacare Was Designed to Fail… and Here’s Why David Icke latest headlines

‘The oligarchy runs our society with Problem – Reaction – Solution. We all knew our government was disgustingly corrupt… but now it’s blatantly in-your-face written proof disgustingly corrupt at a time when most of us didn’t think it could get much worse. If anything, these leaks have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the two-party system is an illusion and the whole construct is one huge pay-for-play corporate sham. Obamacare was always meant to destroy the private health care system and usher in single-payer, government run socialist medicine. It was designed that way… and it’s “working”.’ Source

17:35

Trump and all the other far right leaders are Zionist stooges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has really hit the nail on the head here. Not only has he correctly pointed out that Trump, Nigel Farage, Marine LePen, Geert Wilders and the rest of the far-right leaders employ the tactics of fear and bigotry but he also correctly identifies their agenda as being the promotion of hatred with the eventual result that 'colossal violence' will ensue.

17:32

'FUCK IT I QUIT' Reporter Turned Marijuna Activist Faces Up To 54 Years In Prison David Icke latest headlines

‘Marijuana activist and viral video star Charlo Greene, known as the “f**k it, I quit” reporter, could face up to 54 years in prison for pot sales made by her Alaska Cannabis Club. The sales were made before regulations were put in place in Alaska – a state that legalized the manufacture, sale and possession of cannabis in 2015. Greene is famous for quitting her job as a reporter for local news station KTVA on air. On September 22, 2014 after finishing a report on the Alaska Cannabis Club, she revealed she was the club’s owner and quit her job before walking off:’ Read more: ‘FUCK IT I QUIT’ Reporter Turned Marijuna Activist Faces Up To 54 Years In Prison

17:31

Five Men Gang-Rape Woman During Calais Camp Clearance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A young woman was gang-raped by five men amid the destruction of the Calais Jungle camp, French prosecutors have revealed. The Ethiopian was attacked on Tuesday morning as volunteers and police were clearing the Calais slum in preparation for the attempt to resettle its inhabitants in asylum centres across France. The victim has been examined […]

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17:28

In only 50 Years Humans Are Close To Killing Off Two-Thirds Of All Wildlife "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

Two-thirds of wild animals will vanish by 2020, largest mass extinction since dinosaurs.

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“At some point the earth is going to say ‘enough.”

A damning new report from the World Wildlife Fund has found a precipitous decline in the world’s animal populations as thousands of species scramble to survive against a sole enemy: humans.

“As humanity continues to demand more and more of the earth and puts pressures on our natural capital, what we’re seeing is the fraying of wildlife,” said Colby Loucks, senior director for the WWF’s Wildlife Conservation Program.

Humans have affected the entire spectrum of vertebrate life ? fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, the report says. The document’s warning of vanishing wildlife refers to total population size, not the number of species that will go extinct. That’s an entirely different problem.

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17:27

Religious people have poor understanding of reality, controversial study finds David Icke latest headlines

‘Researchers have controversially claimed that those with religious or supernatural beliefs don’t have a clear understanding of the physical world. The findings from the University of Helsinki state that people with either religious or paranormal beliefs have a poorer understanding of the physical world, and focus on it less. They instead turn to their beliefs, accepting more supernatural answers relating to demons and gods. Controversially, scientists claim that such “supernatural beliefs may thus reflect a broad, hyper-mentalistic cognitive phenotype,” adding that “extreme forms” of this can often be found among those with autism.’ Read more: Religious people have poor understanding of reality, controversial study finds

17:26

VIDEO: Man Arrested by Police for Working "IndyWatch Feed War"

When a mafia controls the systems of daily life though a monopoly of “lawful” force and coercion, a man can be jailed for voluntarily agreeing to do work for someone else, just because the local mafia didn’t get their cut. If it seems to you that police are not mobsters, and this man is a criminal, then please click here.

From the cameraman:

It all started about a month ago. I was sweeping up some dust and debris in the back bedroom of an apartment when I heard someone let themselves in the front door. I walked out, and a man said “I’m Marcus with the City of Bowling Green Business Licensing Division. Are you doing some work in here?”

I responded, “I don’t answer questions without my attorney present, and this is private property, so I’m going to have to ask you to leave unless you have a warrant.”

He asked a few more times, and I told him again that I don’t answer questions. Then he asked if my boss was around. I told him I don’t answer questions. He kept asking questions along those same lines, and I ignored him as I politely ushered him back out the door. I locked up, and as I was getting in my vehicle to leave, I heard him say to his supervisor on the phone “well I can’t cite him if he doesn’t identify himself…”.

Since that encounter, the City of Bowling Green, and the Warren County Licensing Board have shown up at a few other job sites, asking me questions which I refuse to answer. On Monday, October 24th, they showed up again. After refusing to answer his questions, and ignoring his demands to stop working, he called his supervisor. He again said “I can’t fine him if he doesn’t identify himself…” and then to me “Sir, she says you have to stop working.” I asked who said that, and he said his supervisor, and I said “I don’t work for her,” and kept doing what I was doing. After that, he called the police. I was just about finished, and by the time I was packed up, the police had still not arrived, so I left, seeing as there was no legal reason for me to wait.
The next morning, as I was heading down the driveway of an apartment building, a police squad car pulled into the driveway, blocking my egress and waved me down. I set the vehicle in park, and started video recording. The officers stated that they were there to “investigate” a possible unlicensed contractor.

At this point, the stop is illegal. The police can’t stop me for a civil infraction, and under Kentucky law, operating without a contractor’s license is a civil matter. After they realized that they had......

17:25

Trump Speech on Clinton’s Lavish State Department Spending… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[ TRANSCRIPT ] Now, in another new report, we are learning that Hillary Clinton’s State Department wasted hundreds of millions of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on a wild spending binge. Here are some of the shocking revelations about Hillary’s spending … Continue reading

17:24

When CIA & NSA Workers Blow the Whistle, Congress Plays Deaf "IndyWatch Feed War"

Do the committees that oversee the vast U.S. spying apparatus take intelligence community whistleblowers seriously? Do they earnestly investigate reports of waste, fraud, abuse, professional negligence, or crimes against the Constitution reported by employees or contractors working for agencies like the CIA or NSA? For the last 20 years, the answer has been a resounding … Continue reading When CIA & NSA Workers Blow the Whistle, Congress Plays Deaf

17:22

With New Study In Hand, Pennsylvanians Reiterate Call For Fracking Ban David Icke latest headlines

‘As yet another study links fracking to cancer-causing chemicals, Pennsylvanians opposed to oil and gas drilling in their state are reiterating their call for a statewide moratorium on the practice. A new analysis from the Yale School of Public Health “confirms that numerous carcinogens involved in the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing have the potential to contaminate air and water in nearby communities,” according to a press statement on Monday. The study, which lead author and assistant professor Nicole Deziel said “represents the most expansive review of carcinogenicity of hydraulic fracturing-related chemicals in the published literature,” examined more than 1,000 chemicals that may be released into air or water as a result of fracking.’ Read more: With New Study In Hand, Pennsylvanians Reiterate Call For Fracking Ban

17:21

Trading Presidents "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The markets are coiling and do not know what to make of all the scandals being released. A Reuters polls shows that 70% of Republicans believe the election will be rigged. This is what the computer has been projecting that 2015.75 was the peak in government. Trump has risen to the top not for any personal quality or that he is the best person for the job. This really has nothing to do with Trump as a person. He just happened to be there at the right time.

Trump has brought in more people to the Republican Party who just never bothered to listen to the people to begin with. You hear people talking about revolution if Hillary is elected. This chatter is rising and I am really surprised for I have personally encountered people talking openly about this waiting in line just at Starbucks. This too the computer has forecast, not that a “revolution” will take place, but a rise in civil unrest.

Trump has tapped into disenfranchised people from several groups. There were the fiscal conservative Reagan Democrats, the Tea Party, the Henry Ross Perot supporters, Pat Buchanan supporters, and people who simply ignored politics of both parties.  The Republican Party took them in, but said shut up and listen. John Boehner held his introduction to Capitol Hill when all the Tea Party people were elected. They refused to knuckle down and that was really the beginning of this new trend that is really a populist movement.

While I personally would like to see a fair and honest government, that is like a girl winning Miss American and wishing for world peace. The computer simply has been correct that this is the start of the political meltdown. It is astonishing that the Democrats did not put Joe Biden up rather than Hillary, who is really the poster child for everything gone bad in politics. Unfortunately, there is nobody else other than Trump to lead the charge right now and he has merely fueled the the diehard Democrats who see everything Hillary does as a conspiracy against her. They refuse to even realize that 65% of Americans do not trust Hillary and that is a greater percentage than anyone has ever been elected by since 1900. So just how crazy is this getting?

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17:20

Philippines’ President Duterte to ‘stop swearing’ after divine threat "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has promised God he will clean up his famously vulgar language. Arriving in his home city of Davao after a trip to Japan, Duterte said God gave him an ultimatum on the plane. “I heard a voice telling me to stop swearing or the plane will crash in […]

17:18

New PAN report warns of global contamination of health damaging glyphosate David Icke latest headlines

‘The popular herbicide glyphosate, also known as Roundup, is far more toxic to humans than the chemical industry claims it is, a new report has found. The Pesticide Action Network (PAN) in a 96-page document entitled Glyphosate, reveals how people all around the world are being systemically poisoned by glyphosate, and many of them are even dying. Aerial sprayings of the chemical across crop fields are said to be safe for humans, because the so-called “shikimate” pathway upon which the herbicide acts exists only in plants, and not in animals or humans. But the report highlights the fact that, regardless of the supposed nonexistence of this pathway in humans, glyphosate is sill wreaking havoc on human health.’ Read more: New PAN report warns of global contamination of health damaging glyphosate

17:17

Seven World-historical Achievements of the Iraq Invasion of 2003 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here is a list of the noteworthy, ongoing results of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq beginning in March 2003. (Recall that that invasion was denounced by the UN as illegal, based entirely on lies, and — given the U.S.’s hegemonic position in the world, allowing it to act with impunity — the crime’s architects have never punished.)

  1. The principal achievement of the war and occupation was the dramatic expansion of the al-Qaeda network that had attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001. An al-Qaeda franchise was established in Iraq for the first time, playing a key role in the Sunni “insurrection” against the occupiers and their Shiite allies, then expanding across the border into Syria where it split into the al-Nusra affiliate and its even more savage rival, ISIL. Iraq also served and serves as a training ground for jihadis now operating from Iraq to Libya and beyond.
  1. The invasion and its consequences encouraged the cause of Kurdistan, an imagined state straddling Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. The Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world, victims of British and French colonialists who divided the region between them after World War I. After the Gulf War of 1991, the U.S. established a “no-fly” zone over northern Iraq to discourage Baghdad from deploying troops in the region. Iraqi Kurdistan had already obtained a degree of autonomy before the invasion but the status became official under the occupation and a referendum for independence is likely to pass soon. This would infuriate Iraq and perhaps provoke Turkey’s intervention. As it is, the autonomous region is locked in struggle with Baghdad over territorial claims and control over oil fields.
  1. The invasion destroyed the Iraqi state, causing it to fracture into three: Kurdistan, the Sunni zone in the west, and the Shiite-majority areas around Baghdad. The Baathist regime of Saddam Hussein had been extremely repressive and brutal. But it had maintained order; discouraged religion in politics; protected the Christian and other religious minorities; promoted women’s rights; imposed no dress code; enforced a criminal code modeled after the Napoleonic law (not the Sharia); licensed rock n’ roll radio stations, allowed the brewing of beer and its sale etc. The Shiite-led regime boosted into power by the occupation has reversed much of this. (A bill to ban the production and sale of beer was just passed by Parliament last week.) But the regime’s power does not extend into much of Anbar Province, ISIL still governs Mosul, and again, Kurdistan has become autonomous.
  1. Because Shiites are the majority in Iraq (60%), and dominate Iran next door; and because the leaders of Shiite parties have studied in Iran or lived there in exile and are sympathetic to Iran...

17:17

Nato ‘does not want new Cold War’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia and does not want another Cold War, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has told the BBC. The planned deployment of 4,000 extra troops to eastern Europe aims to prevent, not provoke conflict, he said. Despite current tensions, the military alliance does not see Russia as a threat, he added. […]

17:17

Is it time to resurrect the wartime 'Grow Your Own' campaign? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Australia relied on homegrown produce to tide over food shortages during the Second World War. It could be time to harvest the lessons of yesteryear, says University of Western Australia's Andrea Gaynor.

17:16

Is too much 'screen time' hurting your kids' mental growth? David Icke latest headlines

‘In an effort to steer away from its previous one-size-fits-all policy, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new set of guidelines regarding how much time children should spend in front of television and computer screens. Until now, the AAP had recommended no more than two hours of “screen time” for children – regardless of their age, the type of content viewed or which medium was being used. Recognizing that such a blanket approach could not effectively address the issues at hand, the AAP has recently taken steps to broaden its policies.’ Read more: Is too much ‘screen time’ hurting your kids’ mental growth?

17:14

US election: Trump running mate plane skids off runway "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence has had a narrow escape after his plane slid off the runway while landing in New York City. The Indiana governor told reporters he is fine after the rough touchdown at LaGuardia Airport. No one was injured. Pence and the other 30 or so passengers were evacuated through the […]

17:11

Bus driver dies after being set on fire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  A  bus driver has died in Brisbane, Australia after a passenger doused him with flammable liquid and set him on fire, say police. Six “deeply traumatised” passengers escaped the smoke-filled vehicle with the help of a taxi driver who forced open the back door of the bus. Eleven people were treated by paramedics for […]

17:09

Massive Voter Fraud In Texas "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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I have news for Texas, they are not only coming to take your state, they are already in the process of possessing your state.

 

Serious reports of voter fraud in Texas with usual suspects of Clinton and Soros. The complete story is here.

 

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17:09

Riot police move in on Dakota protesters "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Riot police have arrested more than 100 protesters as they cleared them all off private land in the path of the Dakota Access pipeline. “Non-lethal” shotgun bean bag rounds and pepper spray were being used to subdue protesters at a North Dakota camp, the Associated Press reports. Two helicopters and a fixed-wing aeroplane flew […]

17:07

EPL: Guardiola seeks to end record winless run "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Manchester City’s form under Pep Guardiola is beginning to show similarities to their final season under his predecessor Manuel Pellegrini, with a fast start followed by an autumn stumble. Last season, City won their opening five matches under Pellegrini, then fell away so badly that they only just secured England’s fourth and final Champions […]

17:05

WikiLeaks Expose Hillary Clinton’s Daytime Drinking "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton spent a whole afternoon drunk and unresponsive while her campaign staff tried to reach her, a new WikiLeaks email reveals. An Aug. 8, 2015, email exchange with the subject “Have you sent her the docs?” between campaign chairman John Podesta and top aide Jennifer Palmieri revealed the two discussing whether to call Hillary and “sober her up some.” John Podesta also suggested Hillary’s judgement might be impaired considering her drunken state. “Should I call her and talk this through or better leave with you?” Podesta asked at 2 p.m. “I’m worried she’ll get on with Cheryl [Mills] and we’ll end up in a bad place.” Two hours later Palmieri decided it was time drunk Hillary was roused from her unresponsive state. “I think you should call her and sober her up some,” she said. Is Hillary Clinton’s judgement impaired due to her daytime consumption of alcohol?

The post WikiLeaks Expose Hillary Clinton’s Daytime Drinking appeared first on Your News Wire.

17:04

Wada notes ‘serious failings’ at Rio 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  A Wada report on the anti-doping methods employed at Rio 2016 has highlighted “serious failings”. The World Anti-Doping Agency said many athletes who had been targeted for testing “simply could not be found”. It added that, on some days, “up to 50% of tests were aborted”. Its 55-page Independent Observers report found that, of […]

17:03

'Something is happening' - Outer solar system getting weirder "IndyWatch Feed World"

Several newly discovered objects on the outskirts of the solar system suggest that something strange is afoot. While some scientists point to the odd behavior of the newfound residents as further proof for the existence of the hypothetical Planet Nine (a yet-unseen super Earth proposed to inhabit the outskirts) not everyone is convinced. The new inhabitants include a small icy world with one of the longest known orbits and several smaller objects clustered together extremely far from the sun. The newest of these objects is L91, an icy world that can travel as far from the sun as 1430 astronomical units (AU), or 1,430 times the Earth-sun distance, one of the longest known orbital periods. L91 never draws closer to the sun than 50 AUs, farther away than even Pluto. And L91's distant path is shifting. "It's orbit is changing in quite a remarkable way," astrophysicist Michele Bannister told scientists last week at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences in Pasadena, California. Bannister, an astrophysicist at Queen's University Belfast, identified minute changes in the object's orbit that could come from the passing gravity of other stars or interactions with the hypothetical Planet Nine. Simulations by the team suggest that the tiny tugs are more likely to come from beyond the solar system, whether distant stars or galactic winds. Konstantin Batygin, an astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, said, "I think it's a story that's not implausible, but I also think it's not needed." Batygin, who announced the existence of Planet Nine last January, thinks the unusual orbits of L91 and other newfound objects are more likely explained by the hypothetical planet. Bannister and her team spotted L91 using the Outer Solar System Origins Survey, a 4-year survey hunting distant moving objects using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. L91's mass and size remains unknown. "It's right at the limit of what we could actually detect in the sky," Bannister said.

17:01

Why Are Prison Guards Backing the Death Penalty? David Icke latest headlines

‘Of the 17 propositions on this year’s California ballot, few are as divisive as the issue of capital punishment. There are actually two separate initiatives targeting the death penalty: Proposition 62, which would abolish the death penalty and replace it with prison without the possibility of parole; and Proposition 66, which would speed up the process to send condemned murderers to the death chamber. According to campaign finance disclosures compiled by the California Fair Political Practices Commission, much of the pro-death penalty campaign funding is coming directly from police and prison guard unions. The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) alone spent $498,304 on Prop. 62, while the Peace Officers Research Association of California spent $455,000 and the California Association of Highway Patrolmen ponied up $250,000 to keep capital punishment.’ Read more: Why Are Prison Guards Backing the Death Penalty?

17:00

Budgeting the Good War, for 75 Years "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today we call it the status quo, or endless war, or we just don’t bother to notice it. Indeed, now more than ever we don’t notice it. It’s barely part of the 2016 election, even though we’re engaged in active conflict in half a dozen countries, toying with a relaunch of the Cold War with […]

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17:00

As Darkness Falls, A Silver Lining "IndyWatch Feed War"

The future, in many respects, looks dark for opponents of interventionism and the National Security State. US troops are currently involved in civil wars and “policing” across a wide swath of the Middle East, Europe, and Eastasia. Our political class is firmly committed to a globalist ideology that disdains the very concept of national sovereignty, […]

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17:00

Libya is a Complete Western Disaster, Finds a British Parliamentary Report "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

435342312312312Three years ago, NATO declared that the mission in Libya had been “one of the most successful in NATO history.” Today, this statement is a proven lie that was fed to the public at large in the West. A recently published report of British parliament’s foreign affairs committee has categorically acknowledged that the Western intervention in Libya in 2011 was not only based upon flawed intelligence but also directly paved the way for the resurgence of Islamist terror groups in the country. What had initially been propagated as a sort of “humanitarian intervention” to “protect” civilians from the “tyranny of Gaddafi” soon exacerbated into the notorious game of regime change and led to the subsequent disaster, proliferation of Islamist groups and Libya’s downfall from a reasonably stable state to a fragmented one. The report’s findings are, as such, highly critical in terms of the way the West, particularly the US, has been projecting the utmost necessity of NATO’s intervention.

Even if we were to agree to the Western proposition that Gaddafi regime was inflicting atrocities on its people and that the real goal, as a recent article published by the corporate-funded Brookings Institute argues, was to protect people, the report finds it to be wrong. It unambiguously states:

“Many Western policymakers genuinely believed that Muammar Gaddafi would have ordered his troops to massacre civilians in Benghazi, if those forces had been able to enter the city. However, while Muammar Gaddafi certainly threatened violence against those who took up arms against his rule, this did not necessarily translate into a threat to everyone in Benghazi. In short, the scale of the threat to civilians was presented with unjustified certainty. US intelligence officials reportedly described the intervention as “an intelligence-light decision.”

Exposing the hollowness of the propagated “truths” that Gaddafi regime was indiscriminately killing his countrymen and that he would have continued to do so “in large numbers if that’s what his survival required”, the report states that nothing of this sort was happening at the...

17:00

The Mayor Of London: “My Side” Versus Reality "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Janet Tavakoli via The Gatestone Institute,

  • The number one reason British “Leave” voters backed Brexit was for self-determination. — Mega-poll by Lord Ashcroft.
  • Every time a social problem arises, one can randomly assign blame to a host country for not providing enough social support to newcomers. That benchmark, however, creates a shifting goalpost: how much is “enough”?
  • Mayor Sadiq Khan focused only on what Britain should provide to newcomers not on what newcomers should initiate on their own to fit into a country they entered willingly.
  • Mayor Khan’s presentation seemed designed to pacify Westerners and enable the spread of the rule of Islam.

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, addressed the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) on September 15. Although his topic was “The Breakdown of Social Integration – The Challenge of Our Age,” some crucial components of that challenge were notably absent from his presentation.

Even though Mayor Khan said he believes that, “London is the powerhouse” for his country and is “proud that London was the only region in England to vote to remain in the European Union” (some boroughs voted 80% “Remain”), when it came to the United Kingdom as a whole, he said that “my side” lost the referendum.

That strikes one as an odd way for the mayor of any city to talk. Isn’t he the Mayor of all of London? Aren’t the Londoners who voted for Brexit included on his “side”?

Brexit Voters Want Self-Determination

Mayor Khan claimed that for “Leave” voters, “immigration was the number one issue.” However, Lord Ashcroft’s mega-poll says otherwise. According to it, the number one issue for “Leave” (pro-Brexit) voters across Britain was “the pri...

16:58

Victoria Gotti: ‘King Con’ Donald Trump Should Take His Pig Self Back to ‘Dump Tower’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Donald Trump has had dealings with members or associates of at least three Mafia families, but you can be sure that he never never groped their wives, girlfriends, or daughters.

16:58

German parents due in court after refusing son’s school trip to mosque David Icke latest headlines

‘Parents of a German teenager may face a trial and fine for “truancy” after refusing to allow their son to go to a local mosque on a school field trip out of fear that it would lead to his “indoctrination” by Islamic radicals. The story broke in mid-June, when parents of a 13-year-old student opposed the idea of their son visiting a mosque in the northern German town of Rendsburg, reportedly organized as part of a geography class. In a letter to the class teacher quoted by the NDR, the teen’s father argued that his son would be “indoctrinated” in the mosque. He went on to say that “for years we have been hearing reports about religiously-motivated violence connected with Islamic people.”’ Read more: German parents due in court after refusing son’s school trip to mosque

16:58

Three bugs found in the LibTIFF, one of them yet to be patched "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Libtiff library is affected by three vulnerabilities but unfortunately one of them, tracked as CVE-2016-8331, is still unpatched.

Libtiff is a library for reading and writing Tagged Image File Format (abbreviated TIFF) files and according to the experts from CISCO Talos it is affected by three vulnerabilities. The bugs could be exploited by hackers to hack a system by using booby-trapped images. The bad news is that only two of three vulnerabilities have been fixed.

  1. CVE-2016-5652 (TALOS-2016-0187) – LibTIFF tiff2pdf JPEG Compression Tables Heap Buffer Overflow
  2. CVE-2016-8331 (TALOS-2016-0190) – LibTIFF FAX IFD Entry Parsing Type Confusion
  3. CVE-2016-5875 (TALOS-2016-0205) – LibTIFF PixarLogDecode Heap Buffer Overflow

The Talos post says the company found the bugs in LibTiff – 4.0.6, released in September.

The LibTIFF FAX IFD Entry Parsing Type Confusion affects the LibTIFF code called BadFaxLines specific for fax systems, it could be exploited by using a specifically crafted image that triggers an out of bounds memory error, leading to remote code execution. This vulnerability is still unpatched.

“CVE-2016-8331 occurs during the parsing and handling of TIFF images using the LibTIFF API that is present in the standard build. RFC 2306 defines a series fields used within the TIFF format for use specifically in fax systems which are fully supported by the LibTIFF library.” states the analysis published by CISCO Talos. “The vulnerability exists in the handling of one of these fields, `BadFaxLines`, that can result in a write to out of bounds memory. Attackers can create a specially crafted TIFF file to exploit this vulnerability and execute arbitrary code on affected systems.”

The CVE-2016-5652 is a heap buffer overflow that resides in the Tiff2PDF tool. Attackers can exploit it by using a crafted file that can lead the library crashing.

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16:55

How the Federal Government Is Using America's Concern with Bullying as an Excuse to Spy on Teens David Icke latest headlines

‘The Obama administration is instructing the multiple federal agencies behind the national Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program to “find opportunities” to integrate into bullying prevention networks at the local level, according to a strategic plan released by the White House last week. The move could open the door for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to apply a counter-terror mentality to youth wellness and safety, in a national environment where law enforcement already plays an outsized role in the education system. The new guidelines are already raising concerns among civil rights advocates, who say that a federal counter-terror program has no place in school discipline—and will only put children at greater risk of being funneled into the prison system or suffering mistreatment themselves.’ Read more: How the Federal Government Is Using America’s Concern with Bullying as an Excuse to Spy on Teens

16:55

CVE request Qemu: 9pfs: information leakage via xattribute "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by P J P on Oct 27

Hello,

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9
File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to an information leakage issue. It
could occur by accessing xattribute value before it's written to.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to leak host memory bytes.

Upstream patch:
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-> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg01790.html

Reference:
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16:55

The Case of Hongxiang and the US Pressure on China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

345353423423On September 26, 2016, the USA introduced sanctions against a Chinese company linked to the North Korean nuclear and missile weapons development program. The company in question is Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development (a.k.a. Hongxiang Group), which is engaged in the supply of industrial equipment, and its four representatives. The US Ministry of Finance officially included them in the sanction list. All the company’s property and assets and those of its leadership in the USA have been frozen, while a number of the South Korean media report that the company has almost suspended its operation, and its website has been shut down.

Chinese law enforcement agencies are also investigating the case of the Hongxiang Group, looking into the North Korean companies related to it, including the North Korean Kwangson Bank. The Bank is included in the sanction list of the UN Security Council as the major shareholder of a logistics company in Dandong (a part of Hongxiang Group). The head of the bank’s representative office in Dandong urban district of Liaoning province has been called in to give evidence, while North Korean sales representatives have been prohibited from leaving the country.

What is the Corporation accused of? Hongxiang Group is suspected of supplying components and materials linked to the nuclear program including aluminium oxide, tungsten trioxide, and other dual-use goods that can be used for uranium enrichment by the North. The major source of accusations is a joint study by the South Korean Asan Institute and the US Center for Advanced Defense Studies.

Moreover, according to the Acting Deputy US Secretary of Treasury Adam Shubin, employees of Hongxiang Group have tried to evade sanctions introduced by the USA and the UN and provide Pyongyang with access to the US financial system. In particular, they have been providing financial services to the above-mentioned Kwangson Bank that managed the funds of Hongxiang Group and settlements under export and import transactions with the DPRK.

The company has allegedly been laundering North Korean money via dummy companies operating with US banks. According t...

16:52

The Illusion of Meritocracy: Thomas Piketty in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

No one likes being lectured, and when it comes in the form of Gallic smugness delivered from literally the left of centre, it can grate. The equally smug social engineers and commentators who see their society as an exemplar to emulate find that hardest to stomach.

Thomas Piketty, repeatedly introduced as a “rock star” economist by those short of words, is certainly full of advice for the places he visits. For Australia, he has specific observations about rising inequality, being at a historic high since the post-war period.  Such points are noted with specific sensitivity by the myth makers who believe that Australian society is somehow egalitarian, with small income gaps between ever widening tiers.

Much of Piketty’s critical armoury is laid out in Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  His target, as ever, is emerging uncorrected inequality, the sort that has seen a doubling of the income share of the top 1 per cent between 1980 and 2010.  The returns of capital, be it dividends, rent, capital gains and savings interest, have left labour returns stuttering in their wake.

Last Sunday, Piketty shone a light on historic comparisons before his Sydney Opera House audience that made some squirm in disbelief.  His overall thesis is that the after-tax rate return on wealth, coupled by sluggish growth, compounds inequality.  The stress caused on that level is so profound as to make inequality “oligarchic” in nature, the sort not seen since the nineteenth century.

The Australian case is far from pretty.  Despite boasting about less disparity between the poor and the wealthy, the income share of the top 10 per cent of earners rose to 30 per cent in 2013.  This disparity is noted as being the highest since 1951.

As a consequence, the three richest Australians possess more wealth than the poorest one million. “Certainly Australia has a more egalitarian tradition and a more egalitarian culture than the US or Brazil but relative to this tradition, the country has become more unequal in recent decades.”

Piketty has also gone into waving the red flag of taxation to his Australian hosts. Those who should fork out to fill that particular chest should be the well-endowed.  Naturally, that means a return to that great tradition of taxing, if not the dead, then certainly what is bequeathed by the dead to their inheritors.

“Japan,” he noted, “just raised its top inheritance tax rate from 45 to 55 per cent last year.”  Never mind the fact that it was a “right-wing government” – there was a general consensus in many European countries and Japan that such a tax was appropr...

16:52

Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatisation Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry David Icke latest headlines

‘America’s public schools, which over the 20th century came to embrace the promise of equal opportunity for all children, are at a historic crossroad. Once the heart of our democracy and a bastion of local accountability, our K-12 schools now bear the scars of a nearly 25-year assault from a cadre of very wealthy ideological reformers who seek to privately run them using taxpayers’ funds. Their most popular tool to dismantle this public good? Charter public schools, especially those run by corporate franchises, which now educate millions of students.’ Read more: Who Controls Our Schools? How Billionaire-Sponsored Privatisation Is Destroying Democracy and Enriching the Charter School Industry

16:51

Meteor fireball captured on dash cam over Colorado "IndyWatch Feed World"

Denver -- It's a sight not many people are fortunate enough to see, but one that a Colorado resident was fortunate enough to capture. Denver7 started getting calls about a meteor falling from the sky at around 6:50 p.m. One viewer who did not wish to be identified told Denver7 he was at Holly and 120th Avenue when he spotted the falling rock going down in what he said appeared to be an area near Sports Authority Field. He said it happened at around 6:45 p.m. At around 8:30 p.m., a Denver viewer from Littleton emailed the newsroom and said he caught the meteor on his dash cam on his way home Thursday evening. "It was traveling to the south," the viewer told Denver7. He said he was driving near the area of Bowles and Wadsworth in Littleton when the sighting took place.

16:51

¿Está la derecha venezolana reeditando el Golpe de 2002? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Un llamado a paro nacional, una convocatoria al Palacio de Miraflores y la negativa a entablar un diálogo con el

16:47

Edward Snowden: Journalists Are Endangered Species In America "IndyWatch Feed World"

Whistleblower Edward Snowden warned reporters that in this era of mass surveillance and mainstream media collusion with the state, journalists are an endangered species facing extinction. “Journalists are increasingly a threatened class when we think about the right to privacy,” Snowden said. “Yes, I can give you tips on how to protect your communications, but you are going to be engaging in an arms race that you simply cannot win.” Snowden, speaking via video feed at a German conference, urged journalists to be brave and fight the system by exposing privacy violations and government intrusions to the masses. “You must fight this on the front pages and you must win, if you want to be able to report in the same way that you’ve been able to do in the previous centuries.” Snowden went on to bemoan the fact mainstream media is not taking the government to task and provoking public debate about short-sighted and secret government policy. “Policy is only short-sighted here because it is not being publicly debated. It is not being openly scrutinized outside of this audience of a few special interests.” By failing to live up to their duties in a functioning democracy, the mainstream media have [...]

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16:45

The Geopolitics of Russia-Egypt Relations David Icke latest headlines

‘The rapidly developing relations between Russia and Egypt have been overshadowed by the more prominent relationships between Russia and Syria, as well as Russia and Iran. Nevertheless, the Russia-Egypt relationship deserves closer scrutiny because, unlike the country’s relations with the other two Middle Eastern powers, it concerns a country that until recently appeared to be firmly in Western orbit. The abrupt shift of its geopolitical vector toward Eurasia therefore represents a far bigger change for the region than Russia’s successful support of the legitimate Syrian government, or the close relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran, both of which have been on the Western “enemies list” for decades. The reasons for this shift are twofold, and have to do with the way Western powers interact with Middle Eastern powers in the context of a systemic economic crisis, as well as with Russia’s demonstrated attractiveness as an ally.’ Read more: The Geopolitics of Russia-Egypt Relations

16:45

Why I Was Wrong About Libertarians "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why I Was Wrong About Libertarians

Why I Was Wrong About Libertarians Libertarians, we need to talk. Stefan Molyneux looks at his decade plus relationship with the libertarian community and his frustrations with general the lack of empiricism when presented with new information or arguments. YT Comment Red Pill Philosophy I became libertarian as a REACTION to incompetent/corrupt government leadership. Thus,…

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16:40

Who Was Behind the 2008 Financial Crash? US Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution. Proposal to Hold Top Level Wall Street 'Crooks' Accountable David Icke latest headlines

‘For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that bailed out the largest financial institutions and their top investors after the 2008 economic crash, is now making a specific proposal to hold the top-level crooks accountable for the incentive-systems they had put into place motivating their employees to pump-and-dump ‘investments’ during the growth-phase of the ‘free market’ Ponzi game that existed since 2000 when the end of the FDR-era Glass-Steagall Act and the start of totally unregulated financial marketeering went wild after 2005 and came crashing down in 2008.’ Read more: Who Was Behind the 2008 Financial Crash? US Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution. Proposal to Hold Top Level Wall Street ‘Crooks’ Accountable

16:39

Fidel: “El bloqueo de Estados Unidos es brutal e inhumano” "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El exmandatario Fidel Castro dijo que el embargo de Washington a Cuba es de “carácter brutal e inhumano” y precisó

16:36

Haifa Wehbe Almost Got Kidnapped in Paris "IndyWatch Feed World"

Three men apparently tried and failed to kidnap Haifa Wehbe last week in Paris and she caught it all on her Snapchat. I don’t usually follow Haifa news but the sad/funny part about this failed kidnapping is that no one is believing her and are saying she faked it to get some attention, especially after what happened with Kim Kardashian few weeks back.

Haifa ended up tweeting a picture of the police report to confirm her failed kidnapping but the report doesn’t say much.

I don’t really envy these stars. They fake so many stories and facts that they might end up getting kidnapped for real and no one would believe them LOL!

haifa-police

16:35

More Junk Science and Headline Lies: Second hand smoke linked to higher risk of stroke "IndyWatch Feed World"

The increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that never-smokers who had a stroke were nearly 50 percent more likely to be exposed to second hand smoke at home than people who had never had a stroke. Comment: Note the weasel words highlighted above - may, suggests. This is the first indication that the study actually found nothing that is considered statistically significant. If there was a proven result, they would be loudly proclaiming it. During the study, stroke survivors exposed to second hand smoke were also more likely to die from any cause compared to those without second hand smoke exposure. "Second-hand smoke is a risk to all people, but those with a history of stroke should take extra care to avoid it," said lead author Dr. Michelle Lin of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. One in four nonsmokers (58 million people) in the U.S. are still exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Comment: There are exactly zero studies that find a causal link between second hand smoke and any of the so called "tobacco related" diseases. Even the WHO study which was supposed to prove once for all the harm of second hand smoke, could find no statistically significant result. Nonetheless they still decided that it had to be an issue and proclaimed it as such when they released the study. There is a good summary of the events here. "While cigarette smoking has long been known to increase the risk of stroke, less is known about the relationship between secondhand smoke and stroke," Lin said by email. Comment: The only studies claiming a causal link between smoking and stroke are epidemiological studies which are prone to error. They are based on observational studies, with questionnaires which are easy to manipulate to get any result you want.

16:34

Philippines turns back on US and pivots to Asia David Icke latest headlines

‘The Philippines is looking east for investment rather than traditional ally the US. Both Tokyo and Beijing are interested in investing in Mindanao, the second largest island in the Philippines, according to Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez. Mindanao is known for its copper, gold, iron, aluminum, as well as natural gas and oil deposits. According to WikiLeaks, the island’s untapped mineral resources may be worth up to $1 trillion. From food to minerals, “the entire gamut of resources is open to development,” Dominguez said during a CNBC interview on Thursday. His comments follow President Rodrigo Duterte’s visits to Japan and China to bolster Manila’s ties with its Asian neighbors and shift away from the United States.’ Read more: Philippines turns back on US and pivots to Asia

16:34

La campaña política de 2016 es la más cara de la história de Estados Unidos "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

La campaña de 2016 quedará en la historia de Estados Unidos por muchas razones, pero financieramente será recordada porque fue

16:32

Former county employee racks up $350k debt on govt credit card to buy dog tuxedo, pay bills "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A former Arkansas county worker may not have loved her job, but she certainly loved taking advantage of the benefits – such as using her government credit card to pay bills, go to sporting events, and buy her pug a fancy suit. Kristi Lynn Goss, 43, faces six felony charges after being caught spending over […]

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16:32

‘If Britain doesn’t arm the Saudis, others will’ – Boris Johnson "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claims if Britain did not sell arms to Saudi Arabia, other countries “would happily” take over the market. Johnson insisted the government is closely monitoring the situation in Yemen, where Saudi forces have been accused of war crimes over the course of their 19-month military intervention. He said boycotting the […]

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In OtherWords: October 12, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Weeks into the largest national prison strike in our history, the U.S Department of Justice has opened an investigation into Alabama prison conditions. It promises to look into claims of human rights abuses from sexual assault by correctional officers to unsanitary living conditions. U.S. prisons around the country perpetuate slave labor, Olivia Alperstein writes, paying inmates […]

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16:31

Pakistan police detain dozens of Imran Khan's supporters in Islamabad David Icke latest headlines

‘Police have raided a youth convention for opposition leader Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) party in the capital, Islamabad, arresting dozens of activists ahead of a planned protest. Images on local news channels showed police in uniform beating activists with batons and leading those detained away to waiting buses. “All of a sudden police arrived and started arresting people,” media outlets quoted Anila Khawaja, a spokeswoman for PTI as saying. Several PTI leaders and lawmakers have been infuriated by the police raid.’ Read more: Pakistan police detain dozens of Imran Khan’s supporters in Islamabad

16:31

PRANKING US ALL "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Anon

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‘God says that Trump will win.’

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16:30

El partido Pirata, favorito a ganar las elecciones en Islandia "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El parlamento islandés tendrá una nueva conformación gracias a los comicios adelantados tras el escándalo de Panamá Papers, que salpicó

16:25

Population boom adds to city threats "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The world's cities are growing even faster than the human population. Within the last 40 years, the global population has increased by a factor of 1.8, but built-up areas have multiplied 2.5 times.

16:23

Colombia suspends talks with ELN rebel group David Icke latest headlines

‘Colombia’s second biggest rebel group has killed two civilian truck drivers in a “terrorist attack,” the country’s military says, hours after Bogota suspended peace talks with the group. “It is simply an act of terrorism against two civilian trucks traveling on the roads of Arauca, which were set on fire and the drivers killed by members of the ELN,” said Colombian Colonel Miguel Angel Rodriguez, referring to the National Liberation Army of Colombia, also known by its Spanish acronym ELN. The ELN rebels ambushed the empty trucks between 5:00 and 5:30 pm local (2200-2230 GMT) on Thursday, Rodriguez said, AFP reported on Friday.’ Read more: Colombia suspends talks with ELN rebel group

16:21

Voting Machine SHOCKER: Video Proof Election Is RIGGED! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton campaign have found a way to rig voting machines in order to commit election fraud, and America is completely clueless. Dominion Voting Systems, the biggest voting machine owner in the United States, has been Exposed donating to the Clinton Foundation, and has close ties to George Soros. In 2010 Dominion Voting Machines bought out the right to own the machines in 600 jurisdictions across 22 different states, according to Wikipedia. The same company, Dominion Voting, has also been exposed donating enough money to the Clinton Foundation to make it to their online donor list. Is it any wonder voters have already started reporting that some machines are flipping their votes? How blatant is that! Just take a look at the Clinton Foundation’s website itself. Wow. That is just such a strange coincidence, don’t you think? Right around the same time Hillary Clinton was deciding to retire as Secretary of State and focus on her campaign, this company bought out half the voting machines in the country. And if that is not bad enough, one of the top owners of Dominion Voting is none other than the king of corruption himself, George Soros. But it gets even worse. Dominion Voting [...]

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16:17

Moscow aims to host ‘meaningful’ Israeli-Palestinian talks David Icke latest headlines

‘An Israeli-Palestinian summit in Moscow would be a “thoroughly prepared” event aimed at reviving the reconciliation process, rather than yet another meeting for the sole purpose of holding talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry says. Moscow is continuing consultations with both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but does not “force” the events, because the revival of reconciliation talks is a “sensitive matter,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told TASS upon his return from Israel on Thursday. “This issue is very sensitive for the both sides. That’s why we’re currently undergoing the process of preparations and coordination with both sides. So far it happens through diplomatic contacts,” Gatilov said.’ Read more: Moscow aims to host ‘meaningful’ Israeli-Palestinian talks

16:17

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Shujog empowers marginalized people and protects the planet by scaling the positive impact of social innovators. Shujog catalyzes positive impact to create opportunity for equitable growth and social betterment. Alongside its sister entity IIX (Impact Investment Exchange), Shujog firmly believes in bringing finance and development together for social good.

16:15

US charges 61 over India-based scam involving 15,000 victims David Icke latest headlines

‘The US Justice Department has charged 61 people and entities with involvement in a major India-based scam that targeted thousands of Americans. The scheme involved Indian call centers, where some workers called American citizens and convinced them to pay their non-existent debts by impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS), immigration and other federal officials, the Justice Department said in a statement on Thursday. Some victims were even offered short-term loans or grants on condition of providing good-faith deposits or payment of a processing fee.’ Read more: US charges 61 over India-based scam involving 15,000 victims

16:15

A step change in capacity development "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The challenges and actors in capacity development are changing. Warren Turner from the Asian Development Bank outlines three trends in capacity development that should be considered for the future.

16:12

Tunisia denies hosting US drones for Libya operations David Icke latest headlines

‘Military officials in Tunisia have rejected claims that the country is hosting a base for US drone operations against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in neighboring Libya. Tunisia’s Defense Minister Farhat Horchani on Thursday ruled out any possibility that foreign forces could have direct access to Tunisian military bases or run their own in the country. “We don’t — and won’t — have a foreign military base in Tunisia,” Horchani said, adding, “We were one of the few first countries to oppose a foreign military intervention in Libya.”’ Read more: Tunisia denies hosting US drones for Libya operations

16:12

United States fact of the day: who supports Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Given how much Donald Trump talks about jobs leaving America, you might think that his supporters lost out more than others. In fact, the opposite appears to be true, according to a recent analysis from Gallup.

“No matter how you measure it, there’s not any evidence that Trump supporters are more likely to have lost their job in the manufacturing sector,” Gallup senior economist Jonathan Rothwell said in a call.

The study, which analyzed how various factors predict voters’ support for the Republican presidential nominee, linked living in a manufacturing-dominated area with a 1% lower probability of supporting Trump (after controlling for race, income, and other variables).

Living in a low-manufacturing area was linked to a 1% higher probability of supporting Trump.

That is from Gus Lubin at Business Insider.

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Clinton Foundation Corrupt to Core "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In a 2011 memo, an aide to Bill Clinton laid out the unethical relationship between the Clinton Foundation and Bill’s sudden wealth. Bill’s personal interests were linked as was Hillary selling influence. The memo details how some foundation donors paid Clinton to speak and provide consulting services.

Hillary has said that the Foundation will continue to operate when she is president. Meanwhile, Chelsea is on record saying she will remain running the Foundation if Hillary is elected. Bill says he will leave the Foundation, obviously he will be busy having coffee with world leaders wives. Not sure if that is letter a kid run a candy store. This is a real scandal. We will have a President running a pay-for-play deal for access to the President of the United States. This level of corruption is really just beyond contemplation.

16:09

Russia Calls the War Party's Bluff "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Well-informed Western analysts know that Moscow never brags about military buildups -- and has mastered to a fault the element of surprise. Much more than calling a bluff, it's Moscow's Sun Tzu tactics that are really rattling loudmouth Washington.

16:09

Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents David Icke latest headlines

‘A court in Bahrain has imprisoned and revoked the citizenship of more than a dozen people after convicting them of terror charges as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues with its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. On Thursday, the Fourth High Criminal Court convicted two defendants to 15 years in jail and three others to 10 years behind bars each on charges of “forming a terror cell, running it and recruiting new members.” Seven other people were slapped with seven years in jail each. Three others, namely Sheikh Mohammad Ali al-Tal, Mohammad al-A’ali and Ismail Abdulaziz, were sentenced to life imprisonment.’ Read more: Bahrain court jails, revokes nationality of 15 dissidents

16:07

Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah airport David Icke latest headlines

‘Yemeni army forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees have reportedly launched a locally designed and manufactured ballistic missile towards an area deep inside Saudi Arabia in response to the Riyadh regime’s atrocious aerial bombardments against the crisis-hit Arab country. Yemeni soldiers and their allies fired a Borkan-1 (Volcano-1) missile towards King Abdulaziz International Airport, located 19 kilometers north of the western Saudi port city of Jeddah, Arabic-language al-Masirah television network reported. A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, later told the official Saba news agency that the 12.5-meter-long missile had targeted its target accurately and left massive destruction at the airport.’ Read more: Yemeni forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah airport

16:07

Goldman Sachs: America Must Elect Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed World"

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has broken his silence and endorsed Hillary Clinton as Wall Street’s preferred candidate. In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zacharia, Blankfein said that although he had previously declared he would not endorse a candidate, the situation is now critical and Hillary Clinton must be elected. “I certainly, yes, I do — yes, so flat out, yes, I do,” Blankfein said when asked whether he supports and admires Clinton. As was revealed by Wikileaks, Hillary Clinton spent the run up to her presidential campaign giving speeches to Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street banks, where she praised their talents and explained her real position on financial regulation. In essence, Hillary told the banksters she would let them set their own rules and regulations because “the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.“ Hillary Clinton has taken a tough public position on Wall Street during the campaign, likely due to Senator Bernie Sanders’ success in the primaries. But you can completely dismiss anything she has said in public. Wikileaks also revealed that Clinton admitted to the National Multi-housing Council in a private speech that “you need both a public [...]

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16:04

VERGE Hawaii 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In partnership with the Hawaii State Energy Office, VERGE returns to Hawaii to lead the state's transformation to a clean energy future.

16:04

Govt continues campaign of contempt "IndyWatch Feed National"

Many who offered submissions to the Economics Senate Committee Inquiry into the Census were dispirited with the absence in the recent public hearings of attention to data linkage and privacy, two of the Inquiry’s specified Terms of Reference:

b. the scope, collection, retention, security and use of data obtained in the 2016 Census;

f. privacy concerns in respect of the 2016 Census, including the use of data linking, information security and statistical linkage keys;

To be fair to the Senators, getting the bureaucracy to establish the facts of the matter on any question put to them was akin to trying to catch a greased pig. There are so many issues with this year’s census, with so much having been said- often by the same agency or person at different times- that getting to the bottom of any aspect of this year’s census presents a challenge.

Why is it then, one won...

16:03

The Resilience Adventure: An Experiential Edutainment Experience for Building Resilience "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Are you feeling ‘burnt out’ by the ever-increasing demands of your work or personal life?

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Experience the serenity of a beautiful bush setting, and an an indoor venue that is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Work together in teams to develop a ‘toolbox’ of skills, enhance your inherent abilities, and give you the confidence to face life’s adversities.

The program is particularly useful for people working in highly stressful occupations, such as paramedics, social workers, nurses, police officers, airline pilots, activists, and so on.

Our program is based on 8 years of academic research into resilience, 17 years of experience in developing and operating experiential edutainment programs, and on the principles of resilience, well-being, and Greek philosophy.

We have spaces open for our November workshops being held in the heart of beautiful Blackwood.

16:03

Coding Classes Open New Doors for Syrian Refugees "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Spearheaded by German software company SAP, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Ireland's Galway Education Centre, the programme aims to tackle the unemployment that has accompanied the refugee crisis in Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt by equipping participants with the type of technical know-how that is in increasingly high demand by employers.

Information and communications technology (ICT) spending in the Middle East and Africa will reach $260bn this year, according to the American market research firm IDC, while a recent survey of MENA educators by Microsoft found that just 32 percent include digital literacy as part of their curricula.

"The region has an acute lack of skills in the ICT area, yet there is growth in the market," Batoul Husseini, the corporate social responsibility manager for SAP MENA, tells Al Jazeera. "Bridging this skills gap is a great opportunity for those countries most affected by the refugee crisis."

Read more at aljazeera.com


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16:02

Podesta – How to Rig the Polls "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The U.S. polls are clearly being rigged just as they were for BREXIT. Here is a Podesta email revealing how it is done. They take samples from specific regions and markets and pretend it is the national poll. They then feed this information to the media to create what they hope will be a discouraging atmosphere that deters Trump supporters from voting. If Trump’s supporters assume they will lose, what is the point in voting?

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ISIS Is a Paper Tiger "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As a former soldier and war correspondent who has covered 14 conflicts, I look at all the media hoopla over tightening siege of Mosul, Iraq and shake my head. This western-organized “liberation” of Mosul is one of the bigger pieces of political-military theater that I’ve seen.

Islamic State(IS), the defender of Mosul, is a paper tiger, blown out of all proportion by western media.  IS is, as this  writer has been saying for years, an armed mob made up of 20-something malcontents, religious fanatics, and modern-day anarchists.  At its top is a cadre of former Iraqi Army officers with military experience.

These former officers of Saddam Hussain are bent on revenge for the US destruction of their nation and the lynching of its late leader. But IS rank and file has no military training, little discipline, degraded communications, and ragged logistics.

In fact, today’s Islamic State is what the Ottoman Empire used to term, ‘bashi-bazouks,”  a collection of irregular cut-throats and scum of the gutter sent to punish and terrorize enemies by means of torture, rapine, looting, and arson. small numbers of French,  Canadian and British special forces. Hovering in the background are some thousands of Turkish troops, supported by armor and artillery ready to ‘liberate’ Iraq – which was once part of the Ottoman Empire.

For the US, current military operations in Syria and Iraq are the realization of an imperialist’s fondest dream: native troops led by white officers, the model of the old British Indian Raj. Washington arms, trained, equips and financed all its native auxiliaries.

The IS is caught in a dangerous dilemma. To be a political movement, it was delighted to control Iraq’s second largest city. But as a guerilla force, it should not have holed up in an urban area where it was highly vulnerable to concentrated air attack and being surrounded. This is what’s happening right now.

In the mostly flat Fertile Crescent with too few trees, ground forces are totally vulnerable to air power, as the recent 1967, 1973 Israel-Arab wars and 2003 Iraq wars have shown. Dispersion and guerilla tactics are the only hope for those that lack air cover.

IS forces would best advise to disperse across the region and continue their hit-and-run attacks. Otherwise, they risk being destroyed. But being mostly bloody-minded young fanatics, IS may not heed military logic and precedent in favor of making a last stand in the ruins of Mosul and Raqqa.

When this happens, western leaders will compete to claim authorship of the faux crusade against the paper tiger of ISIS.

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The Corruption of Bill Clinton, Inc. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The latest hacked email released by WikiLeaks details how one of Bill Clinton’s closest aides helped rake in tens of millions for the former president while his wife was serving as Secretary of State.

The 12-page memo was sent by Clinton’s former aide Doug Band in 2011 to him, his daughter Chelsea, several board members of the Clinton Foundation and its lawyers as well as it’s then special advisor John Podesta.

Published on Wednesday by Wikileaks, after a hack of thousands of emails from Podesta’s account, it details how Band helped run what he called ‘Bill Clinton Inc.’

Band and another aide helped secure $66million from ventures, including speaking fees, according to the memo.

He wrote that using his role as the president of his own consulting firm Teneo, Band worked to raise funds for the Foundation and Clinton personally.

Band also wrote that he helped obtain ‘in-kind services for the President and his family – for personal, travel, hospital, vacation and the like.’

‘Throughout the past almost 11 years since President Clinton left office, I have sought to leverage my activities, including my partner role at Teneo to support and raise funds for the Foundation,’ Band wrote.

‘This memorandum strives to set forth how I have endeavored to support the Clinton Foundation and President Clinton personally.’

Under a section called ‘For-Profit Activity of President Clinton (i.e. Bill Clinton, Inc)’ Brand said he and another aide, Justin Cooper brought Clinton all four of his advisory arrangements at the time.

These yielded more than $30million in personal income – with a further $66million to be paid out over the next nine years should he continue with them.

One of these roles was serving as honorary Chairman of Laureate International Universities, a chain of for-profit colleges, which paid Clinton $3.5million a year from 2010 until 2015 when the contract ended and his wife started her run for president.

Band also mentioned that neither he nor Cooper was compensated for the work.

They were not paid a fee or percentage of the income, but only received their Foundation salaries.

Band also said that Teneo was responsible for negotiating a number of speaking fees for Clinton, including $1.15million from Ericson and $900,000 from UBS.

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16:01

The Average American Has No Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

They could essentially monetize everything, and then you have state ownership. And through the central banking system, you introduce socialism and communism, which is state ownership of production and consumption. You would have that, yes, that they can do.

The BoJ owns more than 50 percent of Japanese ETFs (exchange traded funds), which own large parts of the underlying companies. So indirectly they may own 20 percent of the Japanese companies, and they can go up to a higher level.

I don’t think the central bankers are intelligent and smart enough to understand the consequences of their monetary policies at present. They focus on inflation but in my view they shouldn’t do anything. They don’t focus enough on what it does to the average standard of living of the people, to the average household income.

The developed market central banks can go on for quite some time.If Zimbabwe prints money, the pain is more obvious right away because if you are Zimbabwe, and you print money and the others don’t, and the currency collapses, and you feel the pain much sooner.

If the major central banks, the Fed, the European Central Bank (ECB), the BoJ, the Bank of England, and the Chinese monetize and print money in concert and agreement with each other, they all talk to each other; then the currencies don’t collapse against each other. There may be fluctuations, but we don’t have a general collapse of a currency.

Paper money, in general, can then collapse, and it has to a large extent against asset prices like real estate around the world over the last 30 years, against equity prices, against bond prices—which have been rallying since 1981—and against precious metals since 1999.

Asset price inflation is less obvious to the average person in the street. The average American has no money, so he doesn’t care if prices for paintings and real estate go up—until it touches him.

– Source, The Epoch Times

Reprinted from Marc Faber Blog.

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16:01

Concerned About Fluctuating Blood Pressure? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There are many reasons for fluctuating blood pressure, from the foods we eat to serious health conditions. Understanding your fluctuating blood pressure can help you protect your heart and lower your risk of any cardiovascular events.

There is an ongoing debate on what is considered healthy or normal blood pressure, but the general consensus is a reading of less than 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure can fluctuate in a second, so if you’re concerned about yours, you should check it frequently and chart the results for your doctor to review.

Below we will outline the many different causes of fluctuating blood pressure along with tips to help manage your blood pressure.

Common causes for fluctuating blood pressure

Food sensitivities: Consuming foods that don’t agree with us can cause a spike in blood pressure. This is commonly seen in salt sensitivities or after consuming high amounts of salt. Although this issue will resolve on its own a few hours after consuming the trigger food, you may want to make diet changes in order to prevent future fluctuations.

The researchers found that blood pressure variability was associated with worse performance on all cognitive tests, and the results remained the same even after taking into consideration cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Higher visit-to-visit blood pressure variability was associated with the lower cognitive function, as well as higher stroke risk.

Researcher Simon Mooijaart explained, “We showed that high visit-to-visit systolic and diastolic blood pressure variability associated with worse performance in different domains of cognitive function, including selection attention, processing speed, immediate verbal memory, and delayed verbal memory.”

Whether higher blood pressure variability is a cause or a result of cognitive impairment is still unclear.

The researchers concluded, “Higher visit-to-visit blood pressure variability independent of average blood pressure might be a potential risk factor with worse cognitive performance in older subjects at high risk of cardiovascular disease.”

Tips to manage blood pressure fluctuations naturally

In order to manage your blood pressure fluctuations, it’s important to understand their cause. For example, avoiding trigger foods, staying well hydrated, reducing your LDL cholesterol, preventing illness and fever, watching your caffeine intake, and reducing stress naturally can all help better m...

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Hillary’s Warped Notion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Perhaps one of the most used and abused political expressions in recent years has been that of “American exceptionalism.” Politicians and commentators routinely invoke it as a high principle and accuse their opponents of insufficient devotion to it, or contrariwise blame it for all the ills of the world.

For example, in 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin ruffled many Americans’ feathers:

“It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. . . . We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.”

Hillary Clinton weighed in on exceptionalism in an August speech before the American Legion, in which she also took a swipe at Donald Trump:

The United States is an exceptional nation. . . . But, in fact, my opponent in this race has said very clearly that he thinks American exceptionalism is insulting to the rest of the world. In fact, when Vladimir Putin, of all people, criticized American exceptionalism, my opponent agreed with him, saying, and I quote, ‘if you’re in Russia, you don’t want to hear that America is exceptional.’ Well maybe you don’t want to hear it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true.

It needs to be asked, though: when people praise or criticize “American exceptionalism,” are they always talking about the same thing?

America, like any country, has its own distinctive history, culture, and traditions. America’s unique founding principles—consent of the governed, due process, a constitutionally limited division of powers, representative government—justly have been an inspiration to the world for over two centuries. Thomas Jefferson wrote of the “palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.”

This “exceptional” idea was new in human history. Any American worthy of the name justly takes pride in it. This is the genuine American exceptionalism of Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, lately championed by Reagan. The fact that we have strayed so far from it, both domestically and internationally, is shameful.

The unique moral revolution to which the Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor has little connection to the bastard term (usually capitalized as “American Exceptionalism”) that describes post-Cold War U.S. global behav...

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21 Things We’ve Learned About Hillary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Let’s talk about Wikileaks.

First of all, the organization was founded by Julian Assange back in 2006. Their website explains what they are all about:

“WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official materials involving war, spying, and corruption. It has so far published more than 10 million documents and associated analyses.”

In the 11 years that they’ve been publishing documents, they have not been disproven a single time. Their record for authentication is perfect. (Learn more here and here.)

So this means that a person would be pretty silly to disregard anything in the reams of information about Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party, the Clinton Foundation, and the political shenanigans that would put the Machiavellis to shame.

Here are 21 of the most important things that have come out about Hillary Clinton, that unfortunately, no one is reporting on in the mainstream.  In the interest of brevity, each topic has a link to an article that goes deeper into the leak. (In no particular order.)

  1. John Podesta, the chairman of the Clinton campaign had a nice cozy dinner with Peter Kadzik, one of the top officials in the Department of Justice…the day after the Benghazi hearing. Kadzik’s son also asked for a job on the Clinton campaign, and, the icing on the corruption cupcake? Kadzik led the effort to nominate Loretta Lynch, who famously met with Bill Clinton on her private plane right before Hillary’s interrogation about Emailgate. (source)
  2. We all knew that the Clinton Foundation was just a way for the Clinton family to launder money, and now there’s proof. Zero Hedge writes, “…today’s Wikileaks dump included that memo which reveals, for the first time, the precise financial flows between the Clinton Foundation, Band’s firm Teneo Consulting, and the Clinton family’s private business endeavors.” A pundit called this leak “The Rosetta Stone of the Clinton Foundation,” meaning that with this document, all of their shady financial dealings could be unraveled and translated. (source)
  3. Clinton is unable to speak for very long without a podium to lean on...

16:01

Populism Is a Magnificent Strategy for Liberty "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A recent op-ed piece in The New York Times urged the Republican Party not to “throw away free enterprise” and embrace populism. Arthur C. Brooks, the author of the article, makes two bold but erroneous claims. First, he asserts that populist moments throughout history — including the Trumpian moment in the US — are triggered by severe financial crises that result in protracted and uneven recoveries that exacerbate existing income and wealth disparities.

In resorting to naïve economic determinism to explain populism, Brooks completely overlooks the awakening of the broad American middle class to political institutions and policies that have been designed by the entrenched elites of both parties to oppress and plunder them. The never-ending and immensely costly war against “terror;” the Federal bailout of multi-billion dollar financial institutions both domestically and abroad; the ineffective and grossly expensive war on drugs; the pandemic of political correctness unleashed by Federal mandates and regulations that has infected American colleges and universities, and the egregious and unrestrained spying on American citizens by the bloated US security apparatus. All of these issues seem to count for nothing in Brooks’s simplistic analysis. For Brooks, “The real issue is weak, unevenly shared growth.” Brooks’s attribution of the rise of populism in the US and elsewhere almost exclusively to increasing income and wealth inequality is not only peculiar but absurd on the face of it and I will refrain from further comment on it.

The second claim that Brooks makes is more commonly accepted and is fervently promoted by the mainstream media, and academics and political analysts of the “responsible” left and right. This claim is that populism comprises specific ideological positions and policies. Thus, Brooks refers to “populist positions on issues such as trade and immigration” and to “populists who specialize in identifying culprits: rich elites who are ripping you off; immigrants who want your job; a free trade that’s killing our nation’s competitiveness.” According to Brooks, populist policies thus “involve some combination of increased redistribution, protectionism, and restrictionism.” In other words, on economic issues at least, populism is the polar opposite of classical liberalism and libertarianism.

Left-wing and Right-wing Populists

But nothing could be further from the truth. For populism is not a right-wing ideology but a strategy that may be used by any ideological group whose political agenda differs radically from that of the ruling class. Surely, Brooks has heard of left-wing populists such as Juan and Eva Perón, H...

16:01

‘Is America Now a Banana Republic’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Moments ago, Russian president started speaking at the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting in Sochi. More than 130 experts and political analysts from Russia and other countries are taking part in this year’s three-day meeting, titled ‘The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow’.

While Putin’s speech can be seen below, he has already had a handful of soundbites, most notably the following he just said in response to accusations that Russia could influence the US election:

“Hysteria has been whipped up in the United States about the influence of Russia over the U.S. presidential election,” said Putin, calling it a ruse to cover up for the fact that the U.S. political elite had nothing to say about serious issues such as the country’s national debt or gun control.

“It’s much simpler to distract people with so-called Russian hackers, spies, and agents of influence. Does anyone really think that Russia could influence the American people’s choice in any way? The number of mythical, dreamt-up problems include the hysteria – I can’t think of another word – that has broken out in the United States about the influence of Russia on the current elections for the US president.”

He ended that phrase as follows: “What, is America a banana republic?!”

And then, to emphasize his trolling, added the following: “correct me if I am wrong.”

Reprinted with permission from Zero Hedge.

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The Mainstream Media Monopoly Is Over "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In many ways, George Bush and Tony Blair’s war on Iraq feels like yesterday. Colin Powell’s jewel case of lies before the UN, Tony Blair’s Parliamentary debate during which he listened neither to reason nor to warnings, the ‘shock, and awe’ of bombs being dropped on Iraq’s great cities, Bush’s ‘mission accomplished’ farce and the war which continued for years after, one which still is ongoing; all of it feels surreally fresh.

Almost 14 years later, the lessons of Iraq are well known: illegally invade a sovereign country which threatens no one and expect hell, instability, blood, torture and terror as a consequence. The lessons were not remembered by Hillary Clinton who along with David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy dragged a hesitant Barack Obama into a war in Libya, a war whose outcome is even more disastrous than the war in Iraq.

The wider public, however, have learned the lessons. Both in Europe and in America, the general public are fed up of war. Some are too naïve or too arrogant to openly associate themselves with those of us who warned of the dangers a war on Iraq would unleash. But they too have learned the lessons. It is one of the reasons Donald Trump continually states his opposition to the war in Iraq which then Senator Hillary Clinton voted for.

This is why the mainstream media are in fits of hysterics trying to do the bidding of their war monger masters in attempting to convince the public to support doing to Assad what was illegally done to Saddam and Gaddafi.Since 2003 not only have the lessons of Iraq been instructive to erstwhile war supporters in the west, the media landscape has also changed significantly. Television channels like RT did not exist in 2003 but now they present rational claims from not just the west but around the world, against the calls for war.

In hindsight, the internet had not fully blossomed by 2003, much though it felt that it had done at the time. Today many news and analysis websites put the failing newspapers to shame. They are an instantaneous source of valuable information.

Wikileaks did not exist in 2003, but since its inception in 2006, it has blown the lid on the sadistic things governments do, how they do them and the sinister motives behind them. One cannot dismiss oppositional viewpoints as conspiratorial when one reads the documents which speak the truth in black and white.

But most importantly yet surprisingly least talked about, is the fact that Syrians have the internet, they have cameras, they have websites and they are using them. In 2003, the western media attempted to demonize the proud and highly educated Iraqi people either as gangs of Saddamite stooges or as opposed unpatriotic invalids without minds. Because of the poor education system in countries like America, many believed this without ‘questioning more’.

Today...

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Women Should Vote With Their Husbands "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This election is going to have unprecedented political infidelity. A good 20 percent of husbands for Trump predict their wife won’t vote with them. This is wrong for a number of reasons but the biggie is, a family is supposed to be a cohesive unit. He can’t have his better half canceling out his vote. Even if a husband wants to vote badly—say, for Hillary—his wife should stand by her man and make the same mistake. Nobody’s saying there can’t be discussions and women shouldn’t have their own political beliefs, but the final decision comes down to the guy paying the bills and she should abide by that. This is counterintuitive because we live in a feminist fantasyland, but it’s really the same as deciding where your family is going to live. A married couple agree where they’re going to go based on what’s best for the kids. If he gets an amazing job offer in Cleveland but she’s a city gal from Manhattan, she needs to accept that Ohio is best for the future of their family. Voting is the same. You’re deciding where the country is going to go based on what’s best for future generations.

Unfortunately, this is not happening. A map of America “if just men voted” is almost completely red, whereas a map of America “if just women voted” is almost completely blue. The maps don’t differentiate between married and single, but judging by this massive split in what gender likes what candidate, we can assume the married map would be similar. Single people are a lost cause anyway. The women vote almost exclusively out of spite. They are voting for Hillary because she has a pussy, they hate Trump because he grabbed one, and they elected Obama because he makes theirs wet (they elected Trudeau because he is one). As for single men, I’m not convinced they even vote. There are also stay-at-home dads and situations where the woman is the breadwinner. This is awkward, but if you’ve made her the patriarch then her husband (a.k.a. wife) needs to vote with her. For the most part, however, we’re talking about a home where the father makes the lion’s share of the money and the woman’s contribution is using her magic powers to make babies. They have a symbiotic relationship where they’re both utilizing their greatest strengths. Patriarchs are best at driving, so he’s the helmsman. He doesn’t want to fight about it because he doesn’t want to rock the boat, but for her to turn starboard while he’s going port is to split everything in half and no...

16:01

Joe Sobran’s ‘Hustler: the Clinton Legacy’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Twice in six months I find myself reviewing works by my dear old friend Joe Sobran.  This time around, the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation has treated us to an anthology of Joe’s essays on Bill Clinton during his two terms in the White House.  What strikes the reader immediately is the incisive analysis: Joe cuts to the chase; while being spot-on, he never descends into boorishness or uncivilized prose, which he would have deemed unworthy of a Christian gentleman. Now, of course, in our present culture of hypersensitivity, some might feel “threatened” by his honesty – but that just shows how far we have fallen in so short a time.  The other point to keep in mind is that while many took exception to what Joe wrote about Bill (and Hillary) – or Billary since it was Bill himself who promised (or warned) us that we were getting two for the price of one – no one has ever been able to dispute the accuracy of the commentary.

I am writing these reflections with a bit more than two weeks before what is arguably the most unpleasant presidential election in history.  Sobran’s insights into the character (or lack thereof) of both Bill and Hillary are helpful as one tries to look into his crystal ball to determine what eight years of the former First Lady-turned-President might look like.  We also can surmise what Joe would have thought of Donald Trump.

In that light, we can read Sobran’s final paragraph introducing the first edition of this book in 2000: “Clinton has finally defined himself.  By surviving the attempt to remove him from the office he has so filthily disgraced, he also defines our age.  It says more about us than about him that he stands condoned.” Sobran grimly concluded a 1997 lecture thus: “I’m beginning to think democracy is the cruelest form of government, because it gives people exactly the kind of leaders they deserve.  We finally have one who is so transparent that we can hardly complain we’ve been betrayed.”  Or, as European friends of mine have been saying for months:  “With over three hundred million people, are Trump and Clinton the best you could do?”

Who could disagree with the assessment that “liberalism is at war with Christian culture”?  Or what about “Republican stupidity” causing our political meltdown for years?

As a lifelong educator, I perked up upon reading: “[This] used to be a country where high-school students learned Latin and Greek; today college students take ‘remedial English’ and can listen to Cliffs Notes on audiotape.  And we’re told our best days lie ahead of us!”  Indeed, having taught in a community college for the past couple of years and encountering for the first time the products of American “public education,” I can only wince at the thought of the majority of these students voting in any election.  Indeed, in a political philosophy class, no one had ever heard of either Winston Churchill or the Magna Car...

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The Loosening Grip of DC "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Oh good. The world reaches a crossroads, or probably a road off a cliff, just when I want to relax and watch gratuitous violence on the tube. To judge by the rapid drift of events aboard our planetary asylum, the talons of Washington and New York on the world’s throat are fast being pried a-loose. The Global American Imperium is dying. Or so it sure looks anyway.

I say talons of  “New York and Washington” because America’s foreign policy, forged in those two cities, belongs entirely to them. Americans have no influence on it. Further, none of what the Empire does abroad is of any benefit to Americans. Do you care at all what happens in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, or the South China Sea?  Do you want to pay for it? America has been hijacked.

And the Empire prospereth not. It prospereth very not. Consider the recent record of the world’s  hyperpower:

Washington does not have control of Afghanistan, and obviously is not going to.

Washington does not have control  of Iraq, and appears unlikely to.

Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia. The telescreen tells us day after day that Putin is Hitler, that Russia is expanding, that the Russkies are hacking the election, that they cause indigestion and falling hair. Is this just Hillary waggling her codpiece in the expectation that Moscow will demurely back down, as God intended? Or will she again send other people’s children to fight for her in somebody else’s country?

The larger picture, assuredly obvious to New York, is truly grim–for New York, not for Americans. China has a huge population of a billion Han Chinese, versus two hundred million Caucasian Americans–these being the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial brains of the Empire. One must not notice this, but you can bet that New York and Beijing do. Economically China is growing hugely, advancing technologically at a high rate, building rail lines that now extend from  the Chinese Pacific coast to Madrid. It will increasingly dwarf the Empire no matter what happens–short of a world war.

The curtain falls in ways unnoticed. China recently launched a communications satellite, the world’s first employing quantum cryptographic links, which cannot be intercepted. The intention of this, as well of the QC link from Beijing to Shanghai, is to keep the NSA off China’s back. A small thing, perhaps. Yet if successful and adopted en masse by other countries weary of Washington’s meddling, the result will be a loosening of the Empire’s grip on everybody’s communications.

For the Empire it is, as Elvis sang,...

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NATO, US & UK Assemble Largest Troop Buildup On Russian Border Since Cold War "IndyWatch Feed World"

In the midst of deepening tension between US allies NATO and Russia, NATO is planning the largest military buildup along the Russian border since the cold war.

NATO called on allied governments this week to contribute whatever troops and equipment they can to the effort.

According to Reuters, thousands of troops are expected to arrive in the coming days and weeks.

It was reported that Italy, France, Denmark and other European states are expected to join the NATO military divisions that will be led by the United States along Russia’s border.


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“Rigged To Deny Trump”: Are They Stealing These States to Block Electoral Path to 270? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Will the 2016 election be rigged?

That depends on what the definition of “is” is – and whether or not you count blatant media bias, operatives and instigators, shady quasi-voters, bizarre electronic voting “errors” and a heavy-handed advantage in the electoral college and the shifting demographics of a socialist state that promises much to certain groups.

With the GOP leadership turning its back on Trump, and the Democratic machine dedicated solely to providing for Her, it will be a difficult win for Trump, despite overwhelming enthusiasm at rallies across the entire country and lop-sided pro-Trump crowds that literally dwarf pro-Hillary gatherings of very few.

But as most everyone knows by now, it isn’t the popular vote that counts – but only the delegates awarded state-by-state to the electoral college… and that is a game that Hillary’s operatives are very good at playing.

Daily News Brief: The 2016 Election Is In The Process Of Being Stolen With Rigged Voting Machines

There are several states – in particular – that are being surprisingly maneuvered for her advantage… and if successful, will block Trump from even coming close the presidency.

  1. Texas Could Turn “Blue” For the First Time In 20 Years

This is the big enchilada, so to speak. For the first time in many decades, Texas is in play for Hillary and the Democrats. Texas has been as solidly “red” as any state in the union, but 2016 could be different.

With 38 electoral votes, the Lone Star State is the biggest prize on the map next to California, whose 55 electoral votes have gone to the Democrats since before history began. Since at least 2008, the Dems have been massaging their electioneering strategy to capitalize on shifting demographics – with plenty of Hispanics in the next generation of voters. On paper, Hillary should be able to play well to Hispanics with all the controversy over Trump’s immigration stances and talk of a border wall. Rumors of illegal immigrants be encouraged to vote could be a crucial factor, with polls in Texas close to neck and neck… it could go either way.

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Bilateral Brain Stimulator "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In 1987, an American psychologist found voluntary eye movements reduced the intensity of negative thoughts. This is the basis of EMDR, or Eye Movement and Reprocessing Desensibilization, and if it sounds too oogie-boogie to be real, I assure you there are even oogier and boogier techniques in psychology that actually work.

[David]’s entry to the Hackaday Prize is a device that helps psychologists apply EMDR for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders. To do this, the psychologist asks the patient to describe a traumatic incident while the patient makes eye movement. According to the literature, this facilitates the connection between the cerebral hemispheres and decreases the emotional burden.

If simply moving your eyes back and forth while reliving your greatest horrors is enough, what’s with the hardware? [David]’s project is just a few LEDs that help enable eye movement. With a linear array of LEDs controlled by a shift register and a PIC microcontroller, this device is just enough to make a patient glance from left to right to left over and over again.

It’s a good project, made even better by the fact that [David]’s sister, a psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner, asked [David] to create an electronic device for this technique. [David]’s already produced a video on his device, and you can check that out below.

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Solar battery power takes up the charge in Kenya "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

To expand use of clean power, Kenya moves toward solar panel systems with batteries to provide power at night.

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Putin: “If Americans Vote For Trump It’s Peace, Clinton It’s War” "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Russia has been increasing it’s weapons capabilities recently, adding a newly improved “Super Satan Nuke” to it’s arsenal and running test run drills with it. Now Russian President Vladimir Putin has proclaimed to American voters if they choose “Trump it’s peace, if they choose Clinton it’s war.”

This comes as no surprise and it’s something that many of us feared deep down, but knew that it was likely true. Now Putin has said it out his own mouth. It seems that things are heating up in Ukraine and Syria. With Russian battle ships moving towards Syria and tensions building up along Ukraine’s boarder with NATO, it seems like world war could break out any day. As We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski recently pointed out, Russia isn’t playing games anymore.

With failure after failure of peace talks and cease fires things are getting dangerous and Russia is running out of options. To have Putin come out and say something so straight forward should scare all Americans — this is serious.

Especially since NATO wants to continue trying to push for war with Russia and the U.S. is a member of NATO. Putin has also vowed retaliation over the U.S. missile system that was setup in Syria.

“If Americans vote for Trump, they’re voting for peace! ”If they vote for Clinton, its war.” – Vladimir Putin.

It’s no wonder that Putin would make such a strong statement when Hillary Clinton has been for years bashing him. It’s additionally been revealed thanks to Wikileaks that Hillary Clinton would enforce a “no fly zone” in Syria. An instant declaration of war in Russia’s eyes. Washington has had troubled relations with Moscow starting from 2012 with Syria...

15:56

UNESCO urges Bangladesh to cancel or relocate Sundarbans coal plant "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A recent UNESCO report concludes that the Rampal power plant project poses a serious threat to the Sundarbans, a World Heritage Site, and should be canceled or relocated to an alternate, safer site.

15:54

The Philosophical Basis of the Resilience Adventure "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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by Dr Robert Muller, Teleological Resilience

We are very close to running our first set of social and community resilience-building programs, scheduled for November 2016. This will be run as a series of intensive one-day events held in the heart of beautiful Blackwood.

We are determined to create a world-class program that is distinctly different from other programs.

One of the great problems of ‘resilience-building’ programs is that they focus exclusively on the building of psychological resilience.

Based on my extensive academic research in the field of resilience, we have found that it is impossible to build psychological resilience without initially ensuring that a person is socially embedded within a supportive community.

One cannot simply ‘develop’ a positive attitude to build their resilience. They must have a supportive social network in order to achieve this.

The other issue is that we have been living for 40 years in an era in which the influence of corporate neoliberal ideology has increasingly found its way into MOST aspects of our lives.

We can see this in the ever-increasing reverence for the individual over the collective, identities being increasingly shaped by consumerism, KPIs being introduced to most aspects of our working lives, and the growth of tens of thousands of personal development programs, operated by self-appointed ‘gurus’ with no qualifications in the area of psychology or resilience, based on positive psychology and the power of positive thought. There is very little hard evidence that supports this focus on individualised psychological resilience.

Our program takes a very different focus.

The features of the program are:
- To build social and community resilience which is the basis of psychological resilience
- To build resilience as a form of resistance to the individualising and community-destroying tendencies of neoliberalism 
- To build resilience through experience based on immersive learning principles through a range of indoo...

15:51

Solar Asset Management North America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As one of the fastest growing markets in the world, large numbers of PV assets are added in the US everyday. Portfolio management, utility involvement and secondary market become increasingly important topics. On 28 and 29 March 2017, Solarplaza will host the 4th annual edition of the leading conference dedicated to the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios: Solar Asset Management North America.

15:45

What Is At Stake In The Election "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Here Are The Presstitutes Who Control American’s Minds: I just heard an NPR presstitute declare that Texas, a traditional sure thing for Republicans was up for grabs in the presidential election. Little wonder if this report on Zero Hedge is correct. Apparently, the voting machines are already at work stealing the election for Killary...

15:45

Whom Are the Americans Actually Electing If They Vote for Clinton? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The real drama of the American election is: whom exactly are Democrats voting for? Hillary Clinton’s health is in such bad shape that she is literally being shunted directly into the White House. No one is even considering replacing her with someone else - it’s just too late...

15:44

Solar PV Trade Mission Indonesia & The Solar Future Indonesia "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Following the announcement of the 5 GW PV target set by 2025 and the first round of feed in tariffs, Indonesia is set to become one of the most attractive solar markets in Southeast Asia. With around 250 million inhabitants and over 900 populated islands, Indonesia presents an ideal environment for solar PV development. Solarplaza returns to the country to organize a 5-day trade mission & a 2-day local conference in Jakarta, both key events for companies eager to expand their solar businesses in the region. As part of the trade mission and "'The Solar Future Indonesia'' conference you will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about policies and regulations, market trends and forecasts, project finance mechanisms as well as meet the key stakeholders from the private and institutional world, during exclusive face-to-face meetings, workshops and roundtables.

15:42

Dialectical Marxism & the Real “Illuminati” Plan: Jay on Afternoon Commute "IndyWatch Feed World"

John and Myself (Chris) welcome returning guest and stellar researcher, Jay Dyer to Afternoon Commute to discuss: Carol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, Russia, Nukes, Nuclear Politics, Edward Teller, Robert Oppenheimer, Communism, The Police State, East Germany under the Stasi, Statecraft and Politics, Perception Management, The Panopticon, Kissinger, The Soviet Union, VICE Network, Lord of War, Nicholas Cage, Black Ops Video Games, Black Mirror, Gamification, Smart Cities, Minority Report, Sentient World Simulation, Ginni Rometty, Pre Crime, Google Books, Facebook, AT&T and Time Warner, Wikileaks, Edward Snowden, Pamela Anderson, Julian Assange, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush.

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15:40

WikiLeaks Podesta Emails Confirm Hillary’s Health Issues "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Issues surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health and ability to take on the demanding position of President have pervaded this presidential race. But several recent WikiLeaks emails from John Podesta, chairman of Hillary’s campaign, have revealed that Hillary Clinton’s health problems cannot possibly be branded as “conspiracy theories” any longer.

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Before Hillary Clinton announced her run for president, an email sent on March 14th, 2014, by campaign manager Robert Mook to Clinton campaign chairman Podesta asks whether Podesta has discussed Hillary’s “taxes and health.” The email states that he acknowledges they’re both “hyper sensitive” issues, wondering whether “both are better dealt with very early so we control them–rather than responding to calls for transparency.”

In this thread, Mook stated “Yes. We need to kill that baby in the cradle.” (Which perfectly articulates how sadistic the Clinton campaign and agenda is within a single metaphor.)

A later email thread from July 31, 2015, shows Dan Schwerin, Clinton’s director of speech writing, aiming to roll out Hillary’s tax records along with a letter from her physician stating that she is “in excellent health,” and that following this “We expect the stories that pop at 2 pm to have headlines such as “CLINTON IN ‘EXCELLENT HEALTH,’ MEDICAL RECORDS SAY” … “CLINTON RELEASES HEALTH REPORT” … “CLINTON CAMP AIMS TO ONE-UP BUSH IN DISCLOSING FINANCES”

The emails expose the Clinton campaign’s attempts to suppress any further inquiry into these health problems and control the narrative, and provide them with “the best possible, ‘fighting’ chance of promoting the most helpful story lines.”

Also stating that “the first stories on health won’t pop until 2. 1 pm is just when we will quietly approach the reporters,” the Clinton camp is exposed in the way in which the mainstream media has held complete bias in favor of a Clinton presidency. This has also been revealed through all the recent Podesta email Wikileaks releases. Just one example being an email sent April 30, 2015, by Politico...

15:39

Sustainability Reporting Toolkit → 3 steps towards writing your report in-house "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Our Sustainability Reporting Toolkit has been developed by the people at Paia. We are the leading sustainability consultancy in Singapore with a team of specialists who have a combined 80 years of experience in sustainability and have been involved in over 60 Sustainability Reports with SGX Listed companies.

15:35

A Constitutional Republic No More "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Citizens gathered outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia during the proceedings, attempting to learn what sort of government had been agreed upon behind closed doors. As he exited the Hall, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy?”

Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

It’s important to note that Franklin did not include the word democracy because the difference between a republic and a democracy is fundamental. The word republic comes from the Romans’ word in Latin res publica — which means “the public thing.” “Democracy,” on the other hand, invented by the Greeks, comes from their words demos and kratein, which means “the peoples’ rule.” Greek democracy meant majority rule.  Yet, even during its first few decades of existence, the great Greek thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle rejected democracy as a bad form of governance, labeling it “mob rule.”

So we can confer on Franklin’s response to that inquiring woman that he believed,  in the wake of Britain’s capitulation to Washington’s revolutionary army, the Continental Congress had created a constitutional republic fashioned much more closely to the Roman representative Republic than the Athenian Democracy.

But now, 230 years later, we must countenance the specter of a woman who has trafficked in national security secrets and is guilty of numerous felonies becoming the president of the United States. This has made me wondering if it might not be possible for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against a President Clinton shortly after her election. So I resolved to contact various members of Congress to ask them if they wouldn’t attempt impeachment as a means to fulfill their oaths of office to preserve and protect the constitution.

I first made contact with Congressman Tom McClintock of the 4th District of Northern California.  What follows is our interview:

Kelley: Do you agree with my contention that a Hillary presidency...

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"All Mad..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

“Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now. When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”
- Mark Twain, “Mark Twain's Notebook”
"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you."
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15:31

Stephen Colbert: ‘The election is getting so ugly’ it’s not even Trump’s first choice anymore "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stephen Colbert is really excited that there are only 12 days left until the election. He’s not the only one. Colbert even remarked that the election has gotten so ugly even Trump is no longer interested in it. In the meantime, Trump is getting flack for taking off from campaigning to do a…


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Police arrest 117 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police arrested 117 Native Americans and other protesters in North Dakota on Thursday in a tense standoff between law enforcement and demonstrators seeking to halt construction of a disputed oil pipeline. The arrests came as police moved to clear a camp on private property in the path of the…


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15:31

Middle East Electricity "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy and based in Dubai, Middle East Electricity is the largest international trade event for the power industry, covering the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, including renewable and nuclear energy sectors and the lighting industry.

15:30

A Treaty or the US Constitution: Which is the Supreme Law of the Land? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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With the Western United States being overrun by federal tyranny, one of the methods that is used by perpetrators to gain additional control is the use of treaties.  It has been reported of late that a treaty is the “supreme law of the land,” even taking precedence over the US Constitution.  But, is that really true?  Who better to ask that question of than two bona fide treaty experts, Elain Willman and Lawrence Kogan, Esq.?  I was delighted when they both agreed to stop by the NorthWest Liberty News studios in Kalispell, Montana, to enlighten us on the very important distinction between a treaty and the US Constitution.  Please take time to view the brief video below as Elaine and Larry drill down to the real truth.

Article reposted with permission from North West Liberty News

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15:30

BN TV: Watch Episode 4 of This Life Series’ “A Change of Heart” "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Episode 4 of Superstory series “This Is Life: A Change of Heart” is here. Watch below.

15:28

Saudi Power "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Saudi Power, established in 1997, is a trade exhibition for the power, solar and lighting sectors in the Saudi Arabian market. The event is held under the high patronage of the Ministry of Water and Electricity, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

15:25

Will Hillary Accept Defeat? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The headlines are in. Trump is the “anti-Democratic” candidate because he refuses to rule out challenging the results of an election that has yet to take place. Such a course of action is “beyond the pale.” It’s a threat to democracy. And it is utterly and thoroughly unacceptable.

Except when Democrats do it.

It was the day after the election. While the Democratic Party faithful waited in the rain in Nashville, William Daley strode out and announced, “Our campaign continues.” Al Gore had called George W. Bush to withdraw his concession. “Are you saying what I think you’re saying?" a baffled Bush asked. “You don’t have to be snippy about it," Gore retorted snippily.

Gore did eventually concede. Though years later he would attempt to retract his concession a second time. But his political movement never did concede. It remained a widespread belief in left-wing circles that President Bush was illegitimately elected and that President Gore was the real winner.

How mainstream is that belief?

When Hillary dragged Gore away from playing with his Earth globe to campaign for her, the crowd booed at his mention of the election and then chanted, “You won, you won.”

Hillary grinned and nodded.

Hillary Clinton has always believed that President Bush illegitimately took office. She has told Democrats that Bush was “selected” rather than “elected”. In Nigeria, of all places, she implied that Jeb Bush had rigged the election for his brother.

But it’s not unprecedented, beyond the pale or utterly unacceptable when Democrats do it.

It’s just business as usual.

The media’s focus has been on whether Trump would accept the results if he loses. Yet a better question might be whether Hillary Clinton would accept her defeat.

Even when it came to the battle for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton refused to concede defeat until the bitter end and then past it. Not only did Hillary refuse to drop out even when Obama was the clear winner, while her people threatened a convention floor fight, but she insisted on staying on in the race for increasingly bizarre and even downright disturbing reasons.

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15:20

Will Trump save America like Putin saved Russia? (Saker article made into video!) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Dear friends, This is really neat!  I just got an email from TyrannyUnmasked who informed me that he had come across a video of Snordster reading my article clumsily entitled

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October 28th – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “2016 Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Presidential Race and/or … Continue reading

15:15

Wikileaks: Bill Clinton BOASTS of Hillary’s ‘Working Relationship’ with Terrorist Organization "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The bombshells about this criminal are now breaking daily. It’s not a question of Trump, it is an imperative that Hillary be defeated. If the people choose Hillary, then they must and will be punished.

“Wikileaks: Bill Clinton Boasts of Hillary’s ‘Working Relationship’ with Muslim Brotherhood,” By John Hayward, Breitbart, October 26, 2016:

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Friday October 28th – Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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

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NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 27 2017 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Remember those “tectonic shifts” Russia warned about? and remember how Joseph said “watch Italy”? Well the Nerfarium has been busy this week on both counts: by Joseph P Farrell:  How Italy is helping Russia Avoid more Sanctions Russia, Turkey, Israel, and a New Balance of Power    

15:10

Obamacare Architect Says It’s Working As Designed! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Many look at the new healthcare system with their higher premiums and wonder what has happened. Why are their coverages shrinking and their premiums growing? Some have come to the conclusion that the system itself is to blame. They believe that Obamacare is broken?

What they fail to recognize is that this is not the case at all. What we see as failing to make insurance better has made it worse, but it is simply a problem of ignorance. We just are not smart enough to know the truth. Higher premiums and less coverage is the point, it seems.

Breitbart reports:

On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” MIT Economics Professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber argued that “The law is working as designed. However, it could work better. And I think probably the most important thing experts would agree on is that, we need a larger mandate penalty.”

Gruber said, “Obamacare’s not imploding. The main goal of Obamacare was two-fold. One was to cover the uninsured, of which we’ve covered 20 million, the largest expansion in American history. The other was to fix broken insurance markets where insurers could deny people insurance just because they were sick or they had been sick. Those have been fixed, and for the vast majority of Americans, costs in those markets have come down, thanks to the subsidies made available under Obamacare.”

So basically, everything that is being...

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The Drug War Is Not In Kansas Anymore- New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato "IndyWatch Feed War"

Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode: by James Corbett:  Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Story #1: AI Program Predicts Human Rights Trials With 79%…

15:06

100 Most Inspirational Quotes Of All Time "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Compiled by Eric Allen Bell, courtesy of My-Inspirational-Quotes.com 1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain […] Visit Site

15:06

Late October’s Flame Red Trees "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Treetops near Song Mountain in Tully, N.Y., last week.CreditLauren Long/The Syracuse Newspapers, via Associated Press

We do not need to understand it to appreciate the beauty, but the science behind it is another wonder of its own:

Why Does Fall Foliage Turn So Red and Fiery? It Depends.

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Leaves scream their final cries in color before dropping to the ground. Their shouts — in golden, crimson or scarlet — eventually fade to brown bellows, and their lifeless bodies dry up on the forest floor. It absorbs their crinkly corpses and that’s it — worm food. The fall of a leaf in autumn is an orchestrated death. A complex, brilliant, beautiful death.

Right now across the United States, fall foliage season is peaking, and everyone’s out to get a peep at the fiery show. Hiking trails are crowded. Mountain roads are packed, and leaf cams are getting lots of love. When you think of it as watching the death of leaves, it sounds morbid, but it’s captivating...

15:05

British Healthcare Offers a Glimpse into the Future of Obamacare "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Obamacare is once again in the news – this time for the massive rate hikes Americans have to look forward to in a few months. The right is decrying the hikes, as the left desperately tries to down-play them or just deflect and change the subject.

Citizens already stretched to their budgetary limits are wondering how on Earth they will ever be able to afford the insurance premiums – some rising well over 50%. I personally fail to see how a family who is struggling to pay their current premiums will ever be able swing even a 15 or 20% increase, much less 50%.

Combine the massive rate hikes with the availability of insurers, which shrink every year, and you have a recipe for mass financial disaster. Can you say a record year for personal bankruptcy? Yeah – I think so. And always remember – Obamacare is just shoddy health insurance. It is NOT healthcare, as everyone on the left consistently and purposely sells it. The left does like their word games.

But, as has been said a myriad of times from us on the right – Obamacare is a fiasco by design. It is a premeditated failure. A single-payer, entirely government-run system has always been the end. Obamacare was always intended to be the deceptive means to that end.

As a single-payer healthcare system is the want of the leftist statists, let me site yet another example of what the future holds for many in the good ole U.S. of A.

Jolly old England is said to have the “best of both worlds” – private and public healthcare; but in fact, only the wealthiest 5-7% can afford the private care, leaving the rest  to the public option – which is far from adequate.

Inadequate care and hopelessly long wait times just to receive the sub-par care is the rule in England, not the exception.

In 2011, the UK Telegraph reported that, “NHS [National Health Ser...

15:04

Michael Moore Owes Me $4.99 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Michael Moore has made some terrific movies in the past, and Where to Invade Next may be the best of them, but I expected Trumpland to be (1) about Trump, (2) funny, (3) honest, (4) at least relatively free of jokes glorifying mass murder. I was wrong on all counts and would like my $4.99 back, Michael.

15:04

Generosity’s Change Agents "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The rise of a new, fast-growing class of charities known as donor-advised funds represents a momentous shakeup in charitable giving in the U.S. ILLUSTRATION BY MARCUS BUTT / GETTY

Thanks to the contributors to the New Yorker’s website, we get frequent updates on topics we are interested in that might not make it into the long form reportage of the print magazine; case in point:

THE WEALTH GAP IN PHILANTHROPY

By Vauhini Vara

Each year, Stacy Palmer, the editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, compiles a list of the U.S. charities that have raised the most money from private sources. In the twenty-six years that the Philanthropy 400 ranking has been published, one thing has stayed constant: United Way Worldwide is at the top. (The one exception was in 1996, when the Salvation Army briefly displaced it.) But when the results started coming in for this year’s list, which was published on Thursday morning, it became clear that a new No. 1 had emerged—an organization affiliated with Fidelity Investments, called Fidelity Charitable, which has grown to become one of the most influential charities in the world. “I was stunned,” Palmer recalled. The details were especially striking. Fidelity Charitable collected 4.6 billion dollars, a twenty-per-cent increase from the previous year. United Way ranked a distant second, with donations dropping by four per cent, to 3.7 billion dollars. “Not only were they”—Fidelity—“going to be No. 1, but they were going to be No. 1 by a lot,” Palmer remembered realizing.

Fidelity Cha...

15:04

Michael Moore Owes Me $4.99 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Michael Moore has made some terrific movies in the past, and Where to Invade Next may be the best of them, but I expected Trumpland to be (1) about Trump, (2) funny, (3) honest, (4) at least relatively free of jokes glorifying mass murder. I was wrong on all counts and would like my $4.99 back, Michael.

Moore's new movie is a film of him doing a stand-up comedy show about how wonderfully awesome Hillary Clinton is -- except that he mentions Trump a bit at the beginning and he's dead serious about Clinton being wonderfully awesome.

This film is a text book illustration of why rational arguments for lesser evilist voting do not work. Lesser evilists become self-delusionists. They identify with their lesser evil candidate and delude themselves into adoring the person. Moore is not pushing the "Elect her and then hold her accountable" stuff. He says we have a responsibility to "support her" and "get behind her," and that if after two years -- yes, TWO YEARS -- she hasn't lived up to a platform he's fantasized for her, well then, never fear, because he, Michael Moore, will run a joke presidential campaign against her for the next two years (this from a guy who backed restricting the length of election campaigns in one of his better works).

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15:03

Trees & Wine "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The wine writer Hugh Johnson in Central Park, where he admired one of the last stands of American elms in North America. Credit Andrew White for The New York Times

The New York Times keeps us looking at the trees…

Hugh Johnson’s Lifelong Journey Among the Trees

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Hugh Johnson, the venerable English wine writer, had just arrived in New York City on a trip he tries to make every year, especially in the fall when “the elms start to fire up.”

As is his custom, he visited old friends, took in a few restaurants — Le Coucou, the new Rouge Tomate Chelsea and an old favorite, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s JoJo. He stopped at a few museums and strolled through Central Park, where he indulged another passion that is as dear to his heart as wine — trees.

Wine lovers who know Mr. Johnson through his essential books, like “The World Atlas of Wine” (in its seventh edition and now written with Jancis Robinson), may be surprised to learn that he is also a fervent student of trees and gardening. He is that rare expert who has achieved international authority on more than one subject. Beyond wine, his books include “The World of Trees” and...

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Gun Lake Investments, MEDC Announce Fuel and Convenience Store Project at Gun Lake Casino "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

GIL's Kurt Trevan and Mike Hale of Rockford Construction

GLI’s Kurt Trevan and Mike Hale of Rockford Construction

Published October 28, 2016 

BRADLEY, MICHIGAN – On Thursday, Gun Lake Investments (GLI), in conjunction with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced construction is underway on a $4.4 million fuel and convenience store scheduled to open June 2017.  The store will be located south of Gun Lake Casino’s main entrance, adjacent to exit 61 off U.S. 131.  The project is funded by an economic development partnership between GLI and the MEDC.

“This exciting first project accomplishes our objective of creating economic development opportunities for the Tribe and Michigan-based companies, while also providing more employment opportunities in West Michigan,” said Kurt Trevan, GLI Chief Executive Officer.  “We designed the fuel and dining facility for visual appeal and convenience to enhance the experience of the customer.”

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GLI is an economic development corporation owned by the Gun Lake Tribe.  The MEDC is a recipient of state revenue sharing funds from tribal casinos.  In July, the Tribe and State of Michigan announced a Partial Settlement Agreement to resolve an interpretation of the tribal-state gaming compact.  The Agreement directed a portion of Gun Lake Casino state revenue sharing funds to GLIMI; a newly formed entity with oversight by both the Tribe and the State.  The convenience store project is the...

15:01

Mohawk Tribal Survey to Help Strengthen Kanien’ké:ha/Mohawk Language "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office and Kanien’keha (Mohawk Language) teacher Katsi’tsienhá:wi Carole Ross are conducting an online survey to help make language instruction easier and more convenient for community members.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office and Kanien’keha (Mohawk Language) teacher Katsi’tsienhá:wi Carole Ross are conducting an online survey to help make language instruction easier and more convenient for community members.

Published October 28, 2016

AKWESASNE — The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office has launched an online survey aimed at strengthening Kanien’keha (Mohawk language) in the Akwesasne community. The survey is being conducted online and gives individuals the opportunity to share their experiences and expectations to help improve how language classes are offered.

“The Mohawk language is a direct reflection of our cultural values and traditions,” said Kanien’keha teacher, Katsi’tsienhá:wi Carole Ross. Katsi’tsienhá:wi noted, “Once our language disappears; or begins to disappear; our efforts to maintain cultural values that are linked to our language become more difficult. You can’t have one without the other; language=culture=language.”

In addition to providing annual financial support to the Akwesasne Freedom School, a Mohawk language immersion school program founded in 1979, the Tribe has been offering a language learning lab instructed by Katsi’tsienhá:wi. The Mohawk language center has an easy-to-use Can 8®computerized language program produced by Akwesasne Economic Development Agency and offers instruction for three levels of proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

Individual language classes for Beginners and Intermediate; as well as for a combination of mixed ability speakers; are offered throughout the week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Advanced speakers are encouraged to make appointments with Katsi’tsienhá:wi to learn at their own convenience, with the language lab open for self-instruction for all level of speakers at any time.  The lab is open to anyone who wishes to use it at any time during Tribal business hours — whether Katsi’tsienhá:wi is in the office, or not. All you need is an ID a...

Tree Elders & Drought "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Giant sequoias in the Sierra Nevada range can grow to be 250 feet tall — or more. John Buie/Flickr

Thanks to National Public Radio (USA):

How Is A 1,600-Year-Old Tree Weathering California’s Drought?

It’s been a brutal forest fire season in California. But there’s actually a greater threat to California’s trees — the state’s record-setting drought. The lack of water has killed at least 60 million trees in the past four years.

Scientists are struggling to understand which trees are most vulnerable to drought and how to keep the survivors alive. To that end, they’re sending human climbers and flying drones into the treetops, in a novel biological experiment.

From a distance, the forests of the Sierra Nevada look blotchy, with patches of dead trees standing right next to healthy green ones.

Nate Stephenson, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, says the drought and high heat combine to do things he hasn’t seen before. “We don’t really understand a lot of things,” he says, “like exactly how a drought kills a tree, or what’s going on underground. Where is the water flowing in are...

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Trump Adviser AJ Delgado loses her mind when GOP strategist calls out white supremacist supporters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While appearing as a guest on “All In with Chris Hayes,” to discuss Donald Trump’s latest comments about African-Americans, Trump adviser AJ Delgado lost her mind after Hayes claimed that most Trump supporters are racists. She began by saying that she was offended by Hayes’…


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U.S. Takes A Stab At A No Fly Zone In Two Places – Syria And Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Brandon Turbeville As the United States marches forward with its war of terror abroad it is, as predicted by researchers and informed observers many…

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Love Him or Hate Him "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The U.S. Elections: The Latest Crack in the System The 2016 U.S. presidential elections are unprecedented: I don’t believe we have ever witnessed before a campaign year so toxic, so dangerously divisive and full of ad hominem attacks. Both camps have vilified the opposition and their followers, creating a schism in society. There has been […]

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The Pathologization of Dissent "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Photo by Jamelle Bouie | CC BY 2.0 According to the mainstream media, in a recent speech in West Palm Beach, Donald Trump finally completely lost it. Sawing the air with his tiny hands in a unmistakeably Hitlerian manner, he spat out a series of undeniably hateful anti-Semitic code words … like “political establishment,” […]

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15:00

Why Flu Shots Are the Greatest Medical Fraud in History "IndyWatch Feed World"

As one of the very few independent voices willing to stand up against the scientific dogma of our modern medical regime, I've long felt a need to communicate the dangers of flu shots to the public so that people can have better information to prevent vaccine injuries and save lives.

This doesn't mean I'm opposed to the theory of vaccination, by the way. In fact, I'm the author of A Blueprint for Safer Vaccines, an audio guide to saving lives and preventing vaccine injuries and deaths.

To my knowledge, I'm the only independent journalist in the world who is scientifically trained to run an atomic mass spectrometry laboratory, which I've been running for nearly a year now and testing the heavy metals content of organic superfoods like cacao, common vaccines as well as the ability of water filers to remove toxic heavy metals.

I'm the creator of the Low Heavy Metals Verified standard and I'm the inventor of patent-pending nutritional formulas for capturing heavy metals during digestion and binding with the radioactive isotopes of cesium (such as Cesium-137) to eliminate them from the digestive tract.


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15:00

Trump or Clinton - Life or Death "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tightening their grips on the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations.

There will be no end to History until there is an end to events.  Current events are the History of the future. However, History can be lost.  People can ignore their past, live only in the now, and leave their future to chance.  History provides the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of others, as well as the chance to build upon what others have learned.  To ignore these two paths to success gives life to the notion that failure to plan is planning to fail. 

All Americans should cherish their History.  We left a known and secure world for a new one.  We turned an untamed land into one bustling with enterprise and development.  We stood against the world’s greatest superpower to assert that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and that among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We made it through a sectarian war and clawed our way from the outskirts of an Atlantic culture to the pinnacle of global dominance.  Our industry, our education, our health care system, our culture, and our military became the epitome of western civilization and the envy of the entire world. 

There was a time in America when every child was infused with the story of America rising from nothing to the apex of power, a time when everyone was taught in Civics class about the declaration of Independence, the  Constitutio...

15:00

Australia is run by cheats and fraudsters "IndyWatch Feed National"




The Australian people are literally governed by liars, cheats and  fraudsters.

Even if MP's break their own parliamentary rules, they 'get away with it', and still keep their job and their high paid pension.

How is that action for "peace, order, and good government" (Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act)?

That is a breach of public trust, it's misconduct and most importantly fraudulent.

From what the serfs are told fraud is a criminal activity, but you won't see police file a charge sheet against Steve Herbert will you?

Is he too, like many others, above the law?

It seems that the herd populace is not really concerned that their tax dollars are supporting Steve Herbert's dogs getting a personal limo drive to a 'forgotten' house.


Can you imagine a member of the herd populace, who 'forgot' to tell 'child services' that they had 2 or 3 children to pay for out of their weekly wages?

The money would be stolen from the account the next day.

When you allegedly owe money to certain entities e.g. child services or the tax office, they illegally steal the money from your bank account.

Just another action to tell the people that they do NOT live in a democracy, nor that they are 'free' men/women on this occupied land called Australia.

We guess that there is a plethora of reality shows, beer and footy that are more important than seemingly living in slavery.

14:54

Overnight Open Thread: Sick Little Boy Gets Early Halloween Surprise From Local Police Officers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Via Fox News Insider: Dozens of police officers surprised a sick little boy at the hospital Wednesday in Fresno, California. 11-year-old Aidan Nelson has been at Valley Children’s Hospital for two months with a cancerous tumor on his neck that is terminal. Local police officers decided to visit Aidan […]

14:53

Italianni’s Restaurant Cagayan de Oro – oh no! "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

We like Italian food and we like Italianni’s Restaurant in Makati and in the Mall of Asia (MOA) but not the one in the Centrio mall in Cagayan de Oro.

Since the Centrio mall in Cagayan de Oro opened we had 3 times been at Italianni’s Restaurant. This time had been really the last time. We are the kind of people who do not easily say “never again”, but this time it is definite.

When we are in Manila and Makati, we like to go dining at Italianni’s Restaurant. The one in Greenbelt is simply excellent with wonderful, real Italian menus. The quality of the food is always on the top and the staff is cheerful and make us really feel welcome. The other one in the Mall of Asia gives the same good feeling and adds an exciting view on the Manila bay.

Italianni’s Restaurant Manila BayPhoto courtesy of Bung Tiaoqui

Italianni’s Restaurant Cagayan de Oro

This is the absolute contrary. They do have no idea of Italian gastronomy and one feels rather like a an annoyance than a guest. Italianni’s Restaurants aren’t cheap. For their prices one can expect good quality of food and service.

But a bottle of imported Italian red wine, a Merlot del Piave, should be served at a correct temperature and not at 28°C. This had been last year. This year’s deception is shown in the photo in the header. They call “Prosciutto e Formaggio”. The original picture in the menu card looks like this:

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14:52

Shifting Alliances: US Allies Line Up Behind Russia and China. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Since the end of the Cold War, the position that the United States has enjoyed as the world’s superpower has not been seriously challenged, but that may be starting to change.  The rise and later decline of the European Union did nothing to unseat the United States, as the two maintained a strong alliance through […]

14:52

NATO Preps “Biggest Military Build-Up On Russia’s Borders Since Cold War” "IndyWatch Feed War"

Playing “a dangerous game,” NATO pushes allies to send more troops and military equipment to Eastern Europe. NATO is pushing all allies to deploy more troops and military equipment to Russia’s borders, further ratcheting up tensions as the West prepares for “its biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War,” as Reuters observed. by…

14:50

How The Deplorables Will Overthrow The Elite "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How The Deplorables Will Overthrow The Elite

How The Deplorables Will Overthrow The Elite Many conservatives think that watching a liberal even attempt to explain conservative thinking is like watching a dog chase it’s tail. We have noted time and again how many liberals describe Donald Trump supporters as “angry white males,” or as Hillary calls them “deplorables,” claiming they are ignorant, uneducated, racist,…

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14:45

Who Was Behind the 2008 Financial Crash? US Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution. Proposal to Hold Top Level Wall Street “Crooks” Accountable "IndyWatch Feed War"

For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that bailed out the largest financial institutions and their top investors after the 2008 economic crash, is now making a specific proposal to hold the top-level crooks accountable for the incentive-systems they had…

14:43

Ammon Bundy, Oregon Occupiers Found Not Guilty Of Federal Gun, Conspiracy Charges "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five co-defendants, have been found not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation, threat or force during the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began on Jan. 2 and lasted 41 days.

Jeff Banta, David Fry, and the Bundy brothers were additionally found not guilty of federal gun charges – and Kenneth Medenbach was found not guilty of stealing government property. A hung jury was declared in reference to Ryan Bundy’s charge of theft of FBI surveillance cameras. After five hours of deliberation on Thursday, the ten person federal jury revealed the stunning verdict that dealt a significant blow to federal prosecutors and that should be celebrated by lovers of liberty across the political spectrum.

The Bundy led militia, who called themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, seized the refuge to further their protest of the return to federal prison of 73-year-old Dwight Lincoln Hammond Jr. and his son 46-year-old Steven Dwight Hammond, Harney County ranchers who were convicted of setting fire to federal lands.

The Hammond’s said they started a series of range fires on their own private property – first in 2001 to burn off an invasive species, and then in 2006 to protect their land and feed crops from fires already ignited by lightning – a tactic known as “back burning.”

The fires spread onto public land controlled by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the ranchers were prosecuted in 2012 as part of a plea arrangement on an array of charges including conspiracy, arson under federal terrorism acts, and attempting to damage property through fire. They were also made to pay $400,000.

As part of their plea deal, the Hammond’s agreed not to appeal their sentences. Dwight was sentenced to three months in prison and Steven was sentenced to 11 months – far below the mandatory minimum of five years their charges demanded – which judge Michael Hogan called “grossly disproportionate” and a “shock [to] his conscience.”

Unfortunately for the ranchers, the feds did challenge the sentencing, getting the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involved in order to overturn Hogan’s decision and send the men back to prison to serve the entire five year term.

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Video: Fierce Clashes in Aleppo between Al Qaeda and Syrian Government Forces, Russian Strikes Have Destroyed Terrorists’ Oil Facilities "IndyWatch Feed War"

By South Front Global Research, October 27, 2016 South Front In northeastern Aleppo, the Syrian army and Liwa al-Quds also continued operations against Jaish al-Fatah militants (mostly members of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki).  The main clashes took place inside the neighborhoods of Bustan Al-Basha and ‘Ard Al-Hamra. Pro-government forces argue that the Syrian military seized […]

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Video: Fierce Clashes in Aleppo between Al Qaeda and Syrian Government Forces, Russian Strikes Have Destroyed Terrorists’ Oil Facilities "IndyWatch Feed War"

In northeastern Aleppo, the Syrian army and Liwa al-Quds also continued operations against Jaish al-Fatah militants (mostly members of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki).  The main clashes took place inside the neighborhoods of Bustan Al-Basha and ‘Ard Al-Hamra. Pro-government forces argue that the Syrian military seized the whole ‘Ard Al-Hamra Neighborhood. However, this has not been confirmed.…

14:31

Teenager ‘enamored with ISIS’ in court over ‘viable device’ found on London Underground "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A poker-fixated teenager, who was “enamored with ISIS” and charged in connection with a “viable device” found on the London Underground, has appeared in court. Damon Smith, 19, of South East London, has been accused of unlawfully and maliciously making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious danger to […]

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What Is Behind The Push For War With Russia? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is a Jewish thing. But it is not just that Jews want to destroy things for no reason. But this is, especially among the American Jewish elite, a vendetta against Vladimir Putin. This vendetta was described by American academia’s preeminent Russia scholar, Professor Stephen F. Cohen. To be sure, Cohen did not say in […]

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"IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During Thursday night’s Don Lemon segment, the CNN anchor brought attention to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s recent outreach to African American communities across the country. However, it would be wrong to say that Trump’s strategy is working. Lemon shared a clip of Trump…


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U.S. Takes A Stab At A No Fly Zone In Two Places – Syria And Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Brandon Turbeville As the United States marches forward with its war of terror abroad it is, as predicted by researchers and informed observers many...

14:30

Silver And Gresham’s Law – SoT #121 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Silver And Gresham's Law - SoT #121

Silver And Gresham’s Law – SoT #121 Gold is unobtainable for most people in the world the way it’s priced right now. If a global crisis hits silver is going to be remonetized by the free market. If it’s not just an industrial metal, like it is today, if governments and central banks start holding…

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14:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/10/28 … Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

2016/10/28 03:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of

14:27

How North Dakota Government Deals with American Indians: Gross Disrespect "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Published October 27, 2016

Darren Thompson contributed to this report from Standing Rock. Photos by Christopher Francisco 

CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA – In a heavy militarized zone, American Indian land protectors faced off near Cannon Ball, North Dakota with police and the national guard on Thursday.

Thursday was a demonstration on how far the North Dakota government will go to protect the interests of the oil company that is constructing the Dakota Access pipeline. Thursday’s actions occurred even after the Obama administration asked the oil company to cease construction until proper consultation can take place.

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The law enforcement were attempting to remove the land protectors of land that American Indians is part of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation per the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. Last month, the private land was sold to the oil company by a rancher. dapl-1027f

On Thursday, some 117 land protectors were arrested. American Indian teepees were sprayed painted and destroyed as law enforcement officers laughed in the faces of land protectors. A occupied sweat lodge used for prayer was opened abruptly and then arrested.

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14:27

North Carolina Libraries to Lend Out Motion-Activated Cameras for Backyard Wildlife Tracking "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

North Carolina libraries will begin to lend out motion-activated cameras for citizens to track backyard wildlife as part of the Candid Critters program:

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports organizers of the Candid Critters program hope to have the camera traps at 20,000 to 30,000 locations in backyards, state and national parks, game lands and forests over a three-year period. The cameras will be camouflaged and use an infrared flash so they don't disturb the animals when they go off. "For a long time, scientists have wanted to collect this kind of large-scale data using camera traps," said Roland Kays, the head of the Biodiversity Research Lab at the state Museum of Natural Sciences. "But it's daunting to do by yourself. We basically have built an e-Mammal data management system so that researchers can see and use the information that comes from citizen scientists' camera traps."

Kays said scientists are especially interested in studying the distribution patterns of deer across the state, and how that relates to the number of coyotes. Coyotes aren't native to North Carolina, but they have increased in recent years. Kays said scientists also hope the project will yield new information about bears, skunks, chipmunks, feral hogs and other animals.

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14:25

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

“In this evocative night skyscape a starry band of the Milky Way climbs over Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada Range, planet Earth.
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Jupiter is the brightest celestial beacon on the wintry scene, though. Standing nearly opposite the Sun in the constellation Taurus, the wandering planet joins yellowish Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. Below, Orion always comes up sideways over a fence of mountains. And from there the twin stars of Gemini rise just across the Milky Way. As this peaceful winter night began, they followed Auriga the charioteer, its alpha star Capella near the top of the frame.”

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Sorcha Faal -- Russia Asks CIA Why Did Hillary Clinton Buy $137 Million Worth of Illegal Arms? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: What Does It Mean | by Sorcha Faal

October 27, 2016

Russia Asks CIA: Why Did Hillary Clinton Just Buy $137 Million Worth Of Illegal Arms?

A stunning Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today reveals that the Security Council (SC), this morning, authorized the sending to the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of an emergency communiqué requesting an immediate explanation as to why Hillary Clinton’s money laundering organization, known as the Clinton Foundation, this past week, purchased over $137 million of illegal arms and ammunition—and whose destination is to be the United States, with delivery being marked as “mid-November 2016”. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



According to this report, SVR analysts began expressing “urgent concern” earlier this year when the main “elements/factions” of the feared Viktor Bout’s international arms smuggling crime organization began arriving in the Republic of Albania—that is the only Muslim nation in Europe.

Viktor Bout, this report explains, is most popularly known in the West as the “Lord of War” for his workings with the CIA to smuggle illegal weapons throughout the world to further the maniacal interests of the United States—until 2011 when then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had him jailed.

Though a citizen of the Federation, this report continues, the SVR had no “complaint/concern” with Hillary Clinton having Bout jailed for 25 years as it was an internal matter of the CIA—but whose intelligence analysts expressed “worry/confusion” this past May (2016) when...

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Chet Raymo, “The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself” "IndyWatch Feed World"

“The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself” 
by Chet Raymo

"By now most of us will have seen this spectacular photograph of a dusty star-birthing region of the Carina Nebula, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. I offer a slightly different cropping from what you may have seen in the media or on APOD. Please click the image to see it it all of its glory.


Let me add some context. The image shows an area of the sky that you could cover with the intersection of two crossed sewing pins held at arms length. Think about that for a minute. Hold two imaginary crossed pins up against the sky and think of the area covered by their intersection, what a tiny part of the visible universe you are looking at. The photo shows a nebulosity that is invisible to the naked eye, in the midst of the southern-hemisphere Milky Way. Where is this object? Our Sun is on the inside edge of an arm of our spiral galaxy, about two-thirds of the way - 30,000 light-years - out from the center. The Carina Nebula is in the same spiral arm, trailing along 7500 light-years behind us as we make our languorous 200-million-year rotation about the galactic axis. There are hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, including the ones you see aborning here. And the Milky Way Galaxy is just one of tens of billions of galaxies we could potentially see with present telescopes.

Now, in my usual mischievous way, let me juxtapose two images of the heavens (please click to fill your screen). On the left is Gustave Dore's renderi...

14:18

Why the Elite hate Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

By globalintelhub

In our previous article The Secret Truth about Russia Exposed, we elaborated on how Russia is a convenient enemy for politicians and specifically the Democratic party, to create an enemy that really, well – doesn’t exist to distract and confuse voters. But like with any ‘enemy’ if you bomb a village, you may have some pissed off villagers. As we explain in our best selling book Splitting Pennies – the world doesn’t work the way you see on TV – in fact, it works more closely as seen on Zero Hedge. Although Russia simply is just a country in the wrong place at the wrong time (which, throughout Russian history, seems to be a theme for them) – there really is a reason the Elite hate Russia. It’s not because they’re Xenophobic, although there’s that too – it’s because of several key factors that make Russia a unique power in the world, compared to similar countries.

1. Russia is an independent country. It’s not possible to manipulate Russia via external remote control, like it is most countries. The Elite don’t like that! Russia kicked out Soros “Open Society”:

Russia has banned a pro-democracy charity founded by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, saying the organization posed a threat to both state security and the Russian constitution. In a statement released Monday morning, Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office said two branches of Soros’ charity network — the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) — would be placed on a “stop list” of foreign non-governmental organizations whose activities have been deemed “undesirable” by the Russian state.

2. Russia is not easy to cripple via clandestine means, whether it be CIA, MI6, or outright military conflict. Some other BRICs however, that’s not the case. Say what you will about Russia’s military – it’s on par and in many cases, advanced, compared to the US military. And that’s not AN opinion,...

14:17

Video Conference Argentina: Assange Predicts Trump Will Lose, Accuses Clinton Campaign Of Trying To Hack Wikileaks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Well, if Assange truly hates the American government as much as he does, he may need to leak a smoking gun filled with so much smoke that it penetrates even the biased American press and convinces most Americans. Considering he has just 11 days in which to do it, he may want to hurry up,…

14:16

Twitter Trolls Waste No Time Hitting Pence Aircraft Incident "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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"LaGuardia" was trending on Twitter very quickly after the plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence skidded off the runway. Those who were grateful expressed their feelings, and trolls took the opportunity to express themselves.

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Update Florida and North Carolina – Early Vote/Ballot Data Show Advantages for Donald Trump…. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The media continues to sell a specific election narrative that’s in their best interests.  To sell the narrative they generally rely on “Media Polls”.  We had previously predicted the media polling would shift in the final two weeks, and they … Continue reading

14:10

18 State Swat Team Drill In Prep for Backlash "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

18 State Swat Team Drill In Prep for Backlash

18 State Swat Team Drill In Prep for Backlash Paul Martin, through his sources has learned of an 18 state Swat Team Drill.  The drill is exceptionally covert but The Common Sense Show has learned that the intent of the drill is centralize and coordinate martial law activities over a large swath of states at…

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14:09

Oregon Jury Acquits Ammon and Ryan Bundy; U.S. Marshals Taser and Arrest Bundy Attorney "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ammon and Ryan Bundy, along with five other defendants who were charged with conspiracy following a 41-day takeover at an Oregon national wildlife refuge – which ended when FBI agents shot and killed LaVoy Finicum – were acquitted today.

But the Bundys’ attorney was tackled, tasered and arrested anyway.

“The people have to insist that the government is not our master; they are our servants.” Ryan Bundy told jurors during the closing statement of his trial for conspiracy, according to PBS.

The jury returned the acquittal after just six hours of deliberation after hearing six weeks of testimony. One of the jurors was replaced at the last minute after an allegation of bias surfaced.

Seven defendants involved in the 41-day takeover at Malheur Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty after hearing six weeks of testimony and deliberating for six hours.

Seven defendants involved in the 41-day takeover at Malheur Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty after hearing six weeks of testimony and deliberating for six hours.

“A stunning victory for rural America” Neal Wampler, a Bundy co-defendant stated after the verdict.

Jurors found brothers Ammon Bundy and Ryan Bundy not guilty for possessing firearms, but were unable to reach an agreement on Ryan Bundy’s theft of government charge.

The jury found Ammon Bundy, Neil Wampler, Shawna Cox, David Lee Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Jeff Wayne Banta not guilty on all other counts.

Even though he was found not guilty, Ammon Bundy won’t be released from custody just yet, but his attorney Marcus Mumford didn’t realize that.

U.S. Marshals taser and arrest attorney

Muford was tackled to the ground and Tasered by U.S. Marshals following the verdict after insisting his client was free to go.

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14:07

Michael Moore to Trump Supporters: ‘You Have Every Right to Be Angry’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore reacted to the hype received for a clip from his documentary “Trumpland,” which he said voting for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would be the biggest “f–k you” ever recorded in human history. In his appearance on Fox News, he wanted clarify his position on Trump, who he described as the “most disgusting vile candidate that has ever run for office in this country.” He urged viewers not to support Trump, but support his opponent Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “So I am here — I am here on Fox to appeal to people, to people who are watching — do not do that,” Moore said. “I understand why you’re angry. You have every right to be angry. The system has failed you, but he is not the solution to this.” “The point is We have a choice between somebody who is smart, who has a heart, who is going to stand up for families and for kids and for working people,” he said. “And we have a billionaire who just says these things, trying to pretend that he cares.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

14:04

First Amendment Rights Must Be Protected for Those Peacefully Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The courage and eloquence of the Standing Rock Sioux in calling all of us to recognize that in their words, "Water is Life," should be applauded, not silenced by those who are driven by their business model to continue spewing harmful global warming pollution into our Earth's atmosphere.

14:01

Militarized Police Raid Peaceful Standing Rock Protest to Enforce Corporate Dream "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MIKE MCCLEARY/THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE/AP
Ryan Cristian, GuestWaking Times
Today, the government has returned in force, in multiple busses brimming with militarized police and tactical weaponry, all for some peaceful non-violent protesters. Arrests have already begun at the “front-line camp,” a no-fly zone has been instituted, and cell and internet coverage have been shut-down; all the more reason to question the legitimacy of this pipeline and the people from whom the land is being taken, as clearly the desire is to have as little coverage of this as possible.
Ask yourself why, despite the national outcry against the DAPL and others like

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14:00

CDC Blocks Testimony of Vaccine Whistleblower in Medical Malpractice Case "IndyWatch Feed World"

An important witness in a case focusing on the link between vaccines and autism has been stopped from testifying.

Thomas Frieden, the director of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), has stopped CDC whistleblower Dr. William Thompson from giving evidence on scientific fraud and destruction of evidence by senior CDC officials in a recent case.

Attorneys Bryan Smith and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., of Morgan & Morgan, have wanted to have Dr. Thompson testify in a medical malpractice case to explain how the CDC committed scientific fraud in a series of studies, which found no link between vaccines and autism.

After denying the request, Dr. Frieden said, "Dr. William Thompson's deposition testimony would not substantially promote the objectives of CDC or HHS [Health and Human Services]."


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13:58

Lawyer For Militia Heroes Tazed For Demanding Release of Said Heroes After Acquittal "IndyWatch Feed World"

Marus Mumford, the lawyer for Ammon Bundy and the other heroes of the Oregon liberation, was reportedly tazed and detained by US Marshals for sensibly requesting that Ammon Bundy be able to leave the court room as a free man after his acquittal. U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown  denied the request over a pending but unrealized indictment that may eventually be levelled against the now acquitted Ammon Bundy in Nevada. Brown allegedly repeated the popular US "law" enforcement catchphrase "Stop Resisting" as six United States Marshals restrained and repeatedly tazed Mumford.

No Justice, No Peace. Right Power!

13:57

The Poet: Sheenagh Pugh, “What If This Road” "IndyWatch Feed World"

“What If This Road”

“What if this road, that has held no surprises
these many years, decided not to go
home after all; what if it could turn
left or right with no more ado
than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin
were like a long, supple bolt of cloth,
that is shaken and rolled out, and takes
a new shape from the contours beneath?
And if it chose to lay itself down
in a new way; around a blind corner,
across hills you must climb without knowing
what's on the other side; who would not hanker
to be going, at all risks? Who wants to know
a story's end, or where a road will go?”

~ Sheenagh Pugh
“Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the
foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”
- Audre Lorde

13:55

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

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13:53

Police & Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

UPDATE Oct 28th 1:20am CDT New video below shows police attacking Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp with pepper spray, less-lethal rounds used at close range, batons, LRAD, and tazers.


Morton County, ND – Over two hundred multi-state law enforcement and National Guard personnel attacked water protectors gathered on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the late morning of Thursday, October 27th.

For hours, the water protectors attempted to hold back the authorities sent to remove them from the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline towards the Missouri River.

High Mobility Military Vehicle (HMMV) trucks driven by the North Dakota National Guard flanked Highway 1806 on the hills as fires burned at barricades set to slow the authorities’ march.

At close range, law enforcement personnel repeatedly fired a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) sound cannon at water protectors in an attempt to drive them out. LRAD attacks were expected and many water protectors had earplugs to mitigate likely permanent damage.

Tasers, beanbag shotgun rounds, concussion grenades and batons with sniper rifle overwatch from MRAP and Bearcat armored vehicles, surrounded with HMMVs were depolyed against the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) people and their supporters.  One Unicorn Riot reporter was struck with a baton by a Hennepin County (MN) deputy acting in a force unit.

In a continuing pattern of foregoing transparency, law enforcement from multiple states concealed their identities by hiding nameplates and badge numbers, which can prevent individual officers from being named and deposed in lawsuits around police brutality and abuse.


Close view of the middle of the formation as law enforcement and military advance:

Tires and debris were burning as law enforcement and military attempted to advance...

13:52

Six Former U.S. Presidents Warn About ‘Invisible’ Shadow Government "IndyWatch Feed World"

The public has now been warned by six former U.S. Presidents about the ‘shadow government.’ The secret government that is running things under the shell of corruption that is the United States Government.

Over the past couple hundred years it appears we have been warned on multiple occasions about this ‘shadow government.’ We have come to be one of the worst ruled and most dominated governments in the world. We now live in a place where our votes are supposed to matter but they don’t.

JFK was the last president to warn about this ‘shadow government’ and he was assassinated not long after.

Below I will place quotes of things past presidents have stated about this ‘shadow government’:

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am. The idea that I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavored to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of separation). That Individuals of them may… actually had a separation [sic] of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.” George Washington, 1st President of the United States (1789–1797), from a letter that Washington wrote on October 24, 1798, which can be found in the Library of Congress.

 “I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States (1801–1809) and principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence (1776), in a letter written to John Taylor on May 28, 1816

“A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various powerful interests, combined in one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in banks.”John C. Calhoun, Vice President (1825-1832) and U.S. Senator, from a speech given on May 27, 1836

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”...

13:50

“Rigged To Deny Trump”: Are They Stealing These States to Block Electoral Path to 270? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

“Rigged To Deny Trump”: Are They Stealing These States to Block Electoral Path to 270?

“Rigged To Deny Trump”: Are They Stealing These States to Block Electoral Path to 270? Will the 2016 election be rigged? That depends on what the definition of “is” is – and whether or not you count blatant media bias, operatives and instigators, shady quasi-voters, bizarre electronic voting “errors” and a heavy-handed advantage in the…

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13:49

"Ten Rules For Being Human" "IndyWatch Feed World"

 "Ten Rules For Being Human"
by Cherie Carter-Scott 

Rule One:
You will receive a body. You may love it or hate it, but it will be yours for the duration
of your life on Earth.

Rule Two:
You will be presented with lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called 'life.'
Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons
or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum.

Rule Three:
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of experimentation,
a series of trials, errors, and occasional victories. The failed experiments
are as much a part of the process as the experiments that work.

Rule Four:
A lesson is repeated until learned. Lessons will be repeated to you in various
forms until you have learned them. When you have learned them,
you can then go on to the next lesson.

Rule Five:
Learning does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.
If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

Rule Six:
'There' is no better than 'here'. When your 'there' has become a 'here,' you will
simply obtain a 'there' that will look better to you than your present 'here'.

Rule Seven:
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another
person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.

Rule Eight:
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need.
What you do with them is up to you.

Rule Nine:
Your answers lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

Rule Ten:
You will forget all of this at birth. You can remember it...

13:48

FDA Found Manipulating The Media In Favor Of Big Pharma "IndyWatch Feed World"

Brianna Acuesta, True Activist
Waking Times Media

Although the Federal Drug Administration is thought to serve American consumers by keeping them safe and well-informed, they are doing just the opposite by controlling the media and science press in order to create misleading and one-sided articles.

An investigation into documents released through the Freedom of Information Act by Scientific American revealed that the FDA uses a variety of tactics to prevent the full truth from being revealed about a certain product. The biggest tactic is the “close-hold embargo,” where they invite a select few news sites to a briefing about the to-be released information with conditions. They stipulate that the journalists have to surrender their reportorial independence by agreeing to only speak with sources approved by their agency.

When NPR reporter Rob Stein was extended one of these loaded invitations, he responded by saying, “My editors are uncomfortable with the condition that we cannot seek reaction,” and asked that they be given a bit more wiggle room to speak with others. When Stein was met with a resounding no, he decided to agree to the terms and attend the briefing.

Stein wasn’t the only reporter to attend this particular briefing, as other sites such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times were all present. Despite agreeing to the terms, not everyone is actually comfortable with these conditions. The New York Times former Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, said:

“I think embargoes that attempt to control sourcing are dangerous because they limit the role of the reporter whose job is to do a full look at a subject. It’s really inappropriate for a source to be telling a journalist whom he or she can and can’t talk to.”

Other tactics used by the FDA include denyi...

13:45

Levin: Fox News ‘Imploding’; Megyn Kelly ‘Out of Control,’ ‘Auditioning’ for a Bigger Forum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In this May 5, 2016 photo, Megyn Kelly poses for a portrait in New York. Donald Trump is a guest on Kelly’s first Fox network special, which airs May 17. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

13:44

Russia is Hoarding Gold at an Alarming Rate – The Next World War Will Be Fought with Currencies "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jay Syrmopoulos, The Free Thought Project
Waking Times Media

With all eyes on Russia’s unveiling their latest nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which NATO has dubbed the “SATAN” missile, as tensions with the U.S. increase, Moscow’s most potent “weapon” may be something drastically different.

The rapidly evolving geopolitical “weapon” brandished by Russia is an ever increasing stockpile of gold, as well as Russia’s native currency, the ruble.

Take a look at the symbol below, as it could soon come to change the entire hierarchy of the international order – potentially ushering in a complete international paradigm shift – and much sooner than you might think.

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The symbol is the new designation of the Russian ruble, Russia’s national currency.

Similar to how the U.S. uses the dollar sign ($), the U.K. uses the pound sign (£), and the European Union uses the euro symbol (€), Russia is about to begin exporting its symbol internationally.

After the failed “reset” in U.S./Russian relations by the Obama administration, and the continued deterioration of the countries relationship, Washington began targeting entire sectors of the Russian economy, as well as specific individuals, meant to impose an economic burden so severe that it would force Moscow into compliance.

Instead of decimating Russia, what it precipitated was a Russian response of gradually weaning themselves off of the hegemony of the U.S. petrodollar, and working with China to create an alternative to the SWIFT payment system that isn’t solely controlled by Western interests (see...

13:44

Remember When The Media Sold Us The Iraq WMD Lies? It’s Happening Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

Much like when Bush sold the war in Iraq to the public with shaky sources and things that just didn’t add up. The government is now trying to sell the soon to come war with Russia over Syria.

Hillary Clinton herself as you know has a political and personal opinion on all policies and lies to the public almost every time she opens her mouth. She has stated that enacting a no-fly zone in Syria against Russia would potentially ‘save lives and hasten the end of the conflict.’ All the while going behind our backs and giving a speech to Goldman Sachs saying that the no-fly zone in Syria would kill a lot of Syrian civilians.

The Obama administration has been shoving this war down our throats for quite some time now. Pushing for more United States presence in Syria in any means possible.

Ironic that the candidate he supports is also pushing for war against Russia? She is working to convince people that Russia is trying to rig the United States Presidential election pushing the media outlets to publish story after story claiming that officials knew the Kremlin was behind the cyber attacks carried out thus far. These claims are being made without any evidence what-so-ever.

It appears, as I have stated before, we are sitting on the brink of war anything could cause this ship to tip over. With our government rigging our own elections and working to pass the blame around as if no one should pay for the things they have done.

We cannot believe anything that comes from them. If we go to war with Russia there is no telling just how terrible the outcome will be. If the United States was going to back down they would have done so by now. Things are about to get much worse.

13:43

“When a Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Sweetening a Sour Apple” "IndyWatch Feed World"

“When a Bad Apple Spoils the Bunch: Sweetening a Sour Apple”
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

“When dealing with negative people we can choose not to respond to their behavior and allow our positive behavior be an example. Because life requires that we interact with different personalities, it is not uncommon for us to encounter a situation where there is one person whose behavior may negatively impact the experiences of others. Someone who is loud and crass can interrupt the serenity of those who come together to practice peace. A disruptive worker can cause rules to be imposed that affect their colleagues' professional lives. A team member who is pessimistic or highly critical may destroy the morale of their fellow members. And one "bad apple" in your personal life can be a potent distraction that makes it difficult to focus on the blessings you've been given and the people who love you.

There may always be people in your life who take it upon themselves to create disruption, foster chaos, stamp out hope, and act as if they are above reproach – even when, in doing so, they put a blight on their own experiences. But you don't need to allow their negativity and callousness to sour your good mood. Often, our first impulse upon coming head-to-head with a bad apple is to express our anger and frustration in no uncertain terms. However, bad apples only have the power to turn our lives sour if we let them.

If you can exercise patience and choose not to respond to their words or actions, you will significantly limit the effect they are able to have on you and your environment. You can also attempt to encourage a bad apple to change their behavior by letting your good behavior stand as an example. If your bad apple is simply hoping to attract notice, they may come to realize that receiving positive attention is much more satisfying than making a negative impression. While you may be...

13:42

Japan’s Nuclear Industry Takes A Last Ditch Defensive Position "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A series of announcements this week signal major upheaval in Japan’s nuclear industry. METI has proposed that TEPCO should start a subsidiary to hold and manage all of the company’s nuclear plants. The ministry hoped this change would facilitate restarting the reactors at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant owned by TEPCO. But how would such a business change facilitate restarting reactors? On one hand the Niigata government had suggested the move might give them motivation towards approving a restart. On the other, it would put the financing of disaster and decommissioning payments as directly dependent on the nuclear plants profits or lack there of. The government plan for TEPCO since the disaster has been to use profits from Kashiwazaki Kariwa to find the disaster costs. They developed no “plan b”. METI also saw this subsidiary move as boosting the profits of TEPCO’s parent company by moving the decommissioning and disaster burden to ...

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13:42

Pope Francis is turning out to be a surprising, secretive, shrewd manager "IndyWatch Feed World"

Father Ernest Simoni, a 88-year-old Albanian, was watching Pope Francis on television this month when, to his astonishment, he heard the pontiff mention his name. Francis announced that the simple, white-haired Roman Catholic priest, who had spent many years in jail during Albania's communist dictatorship, was to become a cardinal. It was the first that Simoni, or any of the other 16 new cardinals named by Francis at the same time, had heard of their elevation to the prestigious rank. "I did not believe either my ears or eyes," Simoni told Reuters in Albania. "The pope said it, but I could not believe it. 'Can he be talking about another Ernest?' I said to myself." But more significantly, the pope had also kept nearly the entire Vatican hierarchy in the dark about his decision, which he announced on Oct. 9 to thousands of pilgrims.

13:40

Humanitarian Attempted Dangerous English Channel Swim To Save 172 Children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Maria Cristina Foundation

Credit: Maria Cristina Foundation

Maria Conceicao is astonishingly dedicated to her 172 children living in Dhaka, Bangladesh and has gone to great lengths to provide them with the funding they need to get an education and reach their full potential.

It all started in 2005, when Conceicao was working as a flight attendant with Emirates Airlines. She had a 24-hour break in Dhaka, Bangladesh and wound up visiting a hospital where a 16-year-old orphan had just given birth to twins. She was sickened by what she saw and told Arabian Business,

“After going to the hospital in Bangladesh, I just wanted to throw up. It was filthy, dirty, lacking hygiene. There’s no beds like we have here, they stay on the floor and they have to fight and compete for floor space. I thought it was so inhumane…. I couldn’t understand how someone who is really sick and goes to a hospital and a doctor to get better, could get better [at that hospital]. Going to that hospital was like meeting suicide, their situation would have been worse.”

Maria found herself incapable of going back to her normal life after witnessing the atrocities occurring just 4 hours from where was living. She made a vow to help these children and their families, first by asking for donations from family and friends and then by starting a foundation called the Maria Cristina Foundation to make a bigger difference in their lives.

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13:37

Filmmaker-Activist Josh Fox on Pipeline Standoff: ‘Where the Fuck Is Hillary Clinton Right Now?’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

The director, playwright and climate activist was wondering why the presidential candidate wasn’t anywhere near the contested grounds where the clash over the Dakota Access pipeline appeared to be at a critical point.

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13:36

"The Cruelest Joke Of All..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The smallest decisions made had such profound repercussions. One ten-minute wait could save a life… or end it. One wrong turn down the right street or one seemingly unimportant conversation, and everything was changed. It wasn't right that each lifetime was defined, ruined, ended, and made by such seemingly innocuous details. A major life-threatening event should come with a flashing warning sign that either said ABANDON ALL HOPE or SAFETY AHEAD. It was the cruelest joke of all that no one could see the most vicious curves until they were over the edge, falling into the abyss below."
- Sherrilyn Kenyon

13:36

Britain To Send hundreds More Troops To Russia’s Border As Cold War Tensions Escalate "IndyWatch Feed World"

Recently Guy Verhofstadt has stated what appears to say Russia is using a fleet of warships to terrorize EU and NATO forces. Could this be an act of war?

There was something in the news yesterday that seemed to slip by everyone:

Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium and now the EU’s representative on Brexit talks with the UK, called Spain’s decision to allow the refuelling “scandalous”.

“It is scandalous that Spain, a member of NATO and the EU, is today allowing the Russian #Kuznetsov fleet to refuel and receive technical assistance on Spanish territory. Only last week – this Spanish Government signed up to a statement from the European Council accusing Russia of war crimes against civilians in #Aleppo, yet today it provides assistance to a fleet which has one purpose; the annihilation of Aleppo and the harassment of EU & NATO forces.”

It appears World War III has already started. The British Prime Minister seems to have called for ‘pressure’ on Moscow over the Syria crisis with good reason and has decided to send hundreds more troops close to the Russian border. About eight hundred soldiers as well as tanks, armored vehicles, and drones will be heading to Estonia in the spring. This being a NATO effort to reassure the Baltic states over ‘Russian aggression.’

This mission has been increased quite a bit.Originally it was supposed to be only five hundred soldiers. This mission in itself will be the largest long-term deployment to one of Russia’s neighbours since the end of the Cold War. These British troops will be forming one of four NATO battalions to be deployed in response to our threat from Russia. Who knows what is to come. This definitely sounds like war is already in our sights…

13:34

Moorooka bus fire leaves driver dead and eleven injured in Brisbane "IndyWatch Feed World"



A bus driver has been killed after a passenger poured flammable liquid on him and set him alight at a bus stop on Beaudesert Road in Moorooka on Friday morning.

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13:33

PayPal Co-Founder And Major Trump Supporter Said Rape Accusations Are Just “Belated Regret” "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Yuri Gripas

Credit: Yuri Gripas

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has received tons of criticism for his wayward support of Donald Trump, and is coming under fire even more for his recent donation of $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign. Some companies have already rejected money from potential investors because they were linked to Thiel and the CEO of another firm said he would have refused to accept money from Thiel had he known about his political views prior to the deal.

Continuing to stand by Trump has taken a nasty turn, as he has evolved from a racist with a poor understanding of domestic and international affairs to a man that has allegedly sexually assaulted over half a dozen women and girls. It has become less about politics and more about who he is as a person, and it’s so significant that many big donors pulled back their support of Trump once the sexual assault cases emerged. 

Thiel did just the opposite, as he donated over a million dollars to him several days after the reports were made public. As a result, people have been digging into the PayPal co-founder’s past and it’s pretty horrifying.

Credit: Independent Institute

Credit: Independent Institute

In 1995, he co-wrote a book called “The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus” along with David O. Sacks, who used to be Chief Operating Officer of PayPal. They shared some terrible sentiments as they commented on what rape allegations typically mean, according to them. When discussing the case of a 17-year-old freshman at Stanford that said s...

13:32

Militarized Police Raid Peaceful Standing Rock Protest to Enforce Corporate Dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

By WakingTimes

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MIKE MCCLEARY/THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE/AP

Ryan Cristian, Guest
Waking Times

Today, the government has returned in force, in multiple busses brimming with militarized police and tactical weaponry, all for some peaceful non-violent protesters. Arrests have already begun at the “front-line camp,” a no-fly zone has been instituted, and cell and internet coverage have been shut-down; all the more reason to question the legitimacy of this pipeline and the people from whom the land is being taken, as clearly the desire is to have as little coverage of this as possible.

Ask yourself why, despite the national outcry against the DAPL and others like it, and virtually zero support save for corporate and governmental entities, the US government is unfaltering in its push to accomplish this environmentally damaging, unconstitutional defiling of land that will put to risk, not only multiple states’ well-being, but desecrate sacred Native-American land. It’s not enough that this entire nation is built on the robbery of land from an entire race of people, but it appears the government has returned to finish the job.


Now this may seem sensationalist to many, but for those who have been following the story in North Dakota, the level of totalitarian police state control that is being witnessed is staggering. From stars such as Shailene Woodley being...

Militarized Police Raid Peaceful Standing Rock Protest to Enforce Corporate Dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

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MIKE MCCLEARY/THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE/AP

Ryan Cristian, Guest
Waking Times 

Today, the government has returned in force, in multiple busses brimming with militarized police and tactical weaponry, all for some peaceful non-violent protesters. Arrests have already begun at the “front-line camp,” a no-fly zone has been instituted, and cell and internet coverage have been shut-down; all the more reason to question the legitimacy of this pipeline and the people from whom the land is being taken, as clearly the desire is to have as little coverage of this as possible.

Ask yourself why, despite the national outcry against the DAPL and others like it, and virtually zero support save for corporate and governmental entities, the US government is unfaltering in its push to accomplish this environmentally damaging, unconstitutional defiling of land that will put to risk, not only multiple states’ well-being, but desecrate sacred Native-American land. It’s not enough that this entire nation is built on the robbery of land from an entire race of people, but it appears the government has returned to finish the job.

...

13:30

WTF Did I Just Watch? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

WTF Did I Just Watch?

WTF Did I Just Watch?   YT Comment Miles Wendzik Trump- Said mean things. Hillary- Criminal who murdered United States soldiers, harassed her husband’s rape victims, deleted over 38000 incriminating classified government documents from a public email server, accepted blood money from Russia, protected by the media and uses it as a political weapon, lies…

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13:30

Paul Craig Roberts Explains “What’s At Stake In The Election” "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

Here Are The Presstitutes Who Control American’s Minds:

Several top journalists and TV news anchors RSVPed “yes” to attend a private, off-the-record gathering at the New York home of Joel Benenson, the chief campaign strategist for Hillary Clinton, two days before she announced her candidacy in 2015, according to emails Wikileaks has published from John Podesta’s purported accounts.

I just heard an NPR presstitute declare that Texas, a traditional sure thing for Republicans was up for grabs in the presidential election. Little wonder if this report on Zero Hedge is correct. Apparently, the voting machines are already at work stealing the election for Killary.

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From my long experience in journalism, I know the American public is not very sharp. Nevertheless, it is difficult for me to believe that Americans, whose jobs, careers, and the same for their children and grandchildren, have been sold out by the elites who Hillary represents would actually vote for her. It makes no sense. If this were the case, how did Trump get the Republican nomination despite the vicious presstitute campaign against him?

It seems obvious that the majority of Americans who have been suffering terribly at the hands of the One Percent who own Hillary lock, stock, and barrel, will not vote for the people who have ruined their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren.

Furthermore, if Trump’s election is as impossible as the presstitutes tell us – Hillary’s win is 93% certain according to the latest presstitute pronouncement – the vicious 24/7 attacks...

13:29

Clinton Eying Biden For Secretary Of State If She Wins "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, there’s another reason not to vote for her… Via Politico: Joe Biden is at the top of the internal short list Hillary Clinton’s transition team is preparing for her pick to be secretary of state, a source familiar with the planning tells POLITICO. This would be the first major Cabinet candidate to go public […]

13:29

Trump: We Should Cancel the Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Fox News

Trump: 'We should cancel the election'



Published October 27, 2016

Trump continues to cast doubt on polls, the election process


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Republican candidate Donald Trump joked with supporters in Ohio Thursday that next month's election should be canceled and he should automatically be made president.

"Just thinking to myself right now, we should cancel the election and just give it to Trump," the real estate mogul said in Toledo, where he held one of a series of rallies in the battleground state.

The GOP nominee had been talking about Democrat Hillary Clinton's tax policies, saying that they "are so bad. What a difference."

There was no immediate reaction to Trump's remark from the Clinton campaign, which has accused the GOP nominee of trying to depress voter turnout.

At the Toledo rally, Trump repeated his criticism that Clinton was too tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"No wonder Putin doesn’t like her, the way she talks about him," Trump said. "How can he get along with her?"

13:28

Even Democratic Voters Don’t Trust Hillary "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Even the Democrats don’t trust Hillary.  The stats are amazing and it goes to show that this election is not even close. The details are in the following video.

 

 

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13:24

Oregon Standoff: All Hell Breaks Loose After Verdict -- This is Not America, this is Communism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Operation Disclosure | by Ricardo Montalban

These people think they are above the law. These are remnants of the dying cabal holding up in Oregon. They will get justice sooner or later. (See below)



13:24

Jury Acquits Federal Charges for the Leaders of the Oregon Standoff "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Fox News

Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff of federal charges


Published October 27, 2016

Oregon standoff ends, remaining militia members surrender

PORTLAND, Ore. – The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of federal lands in the U.S. West.

A jury found brothers Ammon and Ryan Bundy not guilty of possessing a firearm in a federal facility and conspiring to impede federal workers from their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, 300 miles southeast of Portland where the trial took place. Five co-defendants also were tried one or both of the charges.

Despite the acquittal, the Bundys were expected to stand trial in Nevada early next year on charges stemming from another high-profile standoff with federal agents. Authorities rounding up cattle at their father Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014 because of unpaid grazing fees released the animals as they faced armed protesters.

The brothers are part of a Nevada ranching family embroiled in a lengthy fight over the use of public range, and their occupation drew an international spotlight to a uniquely American West dispute: federal restrictions on ranching, mining and logging to protect the environment. The U.S. government, which controls much of the land in the West, says it tries to balance industry, recreation and wildlife concerns to benefit all.
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Ammon Bundy takes the stand in Oregon wildlife refuge standoff trial


The armed occupiers were allowed to come and go for several weeks as authorities tried to avoid bloodshed seen in past standoffs.

The confrontations reignited clashes dating to the so...

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Latest 7 Days of Resistance and Military Operations in Syria: established control over more areas in Aleppo, many terrorists killed across country, Daesh attack thwarted in Hama ~ [Reports, Videos] "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Free Press The Syrian Arab Armed Force hits more terrorist targets, foils infiltration attempts in various areas (26/10/2016) ~ The army units and Air Force continued operations against terrorist organizations in provinces across the country, targeting the terrorists’ movements, positions and vehicles in some areas and foiling in their attacks and infiltration attempts in […]

13:19

Fall in Love with Yourself "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Science and Nonduality | by Will Pye



If I could give you one experience, it would be the experience of being loved—not loved by anyone or because of anything, but because you are. Whilst we hope others will give us this, this can only occur when we have learnt to give it to ourselves; when we have brought loving attention to every bit of our experience and aspect of our self.

As we grow up we tend to pick up beliefs about needing to do or not do, be or not be in order to be loved. When this conditioning falls away, we are left with a stunning realization: we are loved. We are always loved—utterly independent of anything we do or say or choose. Each breath—our breathing happening—might remind us of this. As we release the collective clutter from our minds this love is free to flow through us and out into the world. Loving yourself is a prerequisite for being of truly useful service in this world. It is at once the greatest gift we can give ourselves and an act of altruism.

As I have traveled around the world visiting spiritual groups, attending countless personal development and healing seminars, connecting with those seeking to bring about social justice or environmental care, and simply chatting with people in everyday life, I have noticed a curious malady that unites us. It is both a symptom and the cause of the very separate self-experience we have come to assume is true. This malady obstructs our full humanity from being fully expressed.

This malady is self-hate or self-loathing. This is unconsciously projected out on to the world and indeed will affect the very circumstances of our life including our physical health. It is an absence of love for ourselves which keeps us from being able to receive the love that is all around us, from friends and family, from the very fabric of existence. We beat ourselves up; label ourselves "wrong." We harm ourselves, often physically. There are plentiful measures of this crisis of the soul or mind in our culture. Physical self-harm, depression, peaking suicide rates, and the like attest to this monster in our midst. It is the elephant in the room, kept well hidden by the fear of being vulnerable and judged by others were we to share. I have, time and time again, witnessed twenty or thirty people in a room all nod their heads in...

13:19

NSA Whistleblower Says DNC Email Hack was not by Russia, but by US Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed World"



Source - The Daily Sheeple

by Daily Sheeple Staff Writer, October 26th 2016

An NSA Whistleblower says that Hillary Clinton's deleted emails are easily accessible by the NSA and FBI should they desire to look at them, and he suggests that the hacks on the Democratic National Committee's server were not done by Russia, as many pundits are claiming, but possibly by a disgruntled U.S. intelligence worker.

William Binney, the architect of the NSA's surveillance program, resigned on October 31, 2001 after working for the agency for more than 30 years. He thinks that an intelligence worker may have hacked into the DNC emails due to concern about Hillary Clinton's disregard of national security in her use of a personal email server and her continued lies about her activity. Once accessed, there's no telling where the information could have gone.

Related U.S. Officials Warn That Russians Will Undermine Election With Fake Documents Showing Voter Fraud

The "Putin did it" story is a fable used to sway voters toward Clinton's war-driven agenda.

On a talk radio show, he mentioned that there are numerous questions that are not being answered about the hacked DNC emails and the network log available to the NSA.

Binney explains that there was no evidence tying the alleged Russian hacks to Wikileaks, and he says that they would have access to this information through the network logs. "So, if the FBI really wanted them, they can go into that database and get them right now," he said.

He finds their reluctance to speak to this matter highly suspicious.

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13:18

The Lord is My Shepherd -- Is Your God a Devil? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: New Dawn, via: nexus illuminati | by Richard Smoley



It is one of the most familiar and reassuring lines in scripture: "The Lord is my shepherd." But when you think about it, the metaphor is a disturbing one.

It's true that a shepherd looks after his sheep. But he also shears them and kills them and eats them. Does the God we adore act totally with our best interests at heart, or are we a species of livestock that he uses for his own ends?

Voices have occasionally uttered doubt, not about the existence of the gods, but about their beneficence. The ancient Gnostics said that the real god of this world was the Demiurge, a second-order being who mistook himself for the true God.

The spiritual teacher G.I. Gurdjieff told a parable about a lazy shepherd who got tired of having his sheep run off, so he hypnotised them into thinking they were men or lions. Then they no longer ran off but stayed around so that he could shear or kill them as he liked. (Again we encounter a shepherd, this one more explicitly malevolent.)

Gurdjieff does not say who this shepherd is. His main point is that man, in his state of waking sleep, is at the mercy of forces that may well not have his best interests at heart – forces that will extract energy from him regardless of his wishes.

This parable is from an early period of Gurdjieff's teaching; in his later period, epitomised in his magnum opus All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, he portrayed the universe in a more beneficent light. But there are plenty of others who have cast doubts on the motives of the spiritual powers that control our lives.

One of the weirdest is found in a book called War in Heaven by Kyle Griffith. Originally it appeared in 1988. It has never been published in a conventional sense; I first read it years ago when I was editor of the esoteric journal Gnosis and there was a spiral-bound copy lying around the office. Today it can be downloaded for free,...

13:16

Donald Trump is the Mirror and Hillary Clinton is the Mask "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Chris Agnos | by Chris Agnos, October 16, 2016

Disclaimer: I do not support Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for president. I think the scope of the political debate is far too narrow for the kinds of actions that need to take place to prevent the extinction of most of the life on earth, including human beings. Stepping outside this narrow debate enables me to take a more objective stance when watching the circus that stands for presidential elections in America these days.



Could Donald Trump be the mirror we don't want to look into?


Donald Trump Reflects Back To Us A Predatory Capitalist System Gone Horribly Wrong

Yes, there is a little piece of Donald Trump within all of us. It is the part of ourselves that we loathe and, therefore, want to rebuke and distance ourselves from. Many want to hide behind a new language of political correctness. We don't want to understand how Donald Trump rose to such heights because the reason for it scares us. What scares us most is how much we actually share in common with the man.

Donald Trump is a product of a predatory capitalist system gone horribly wrong. Yes, Donald Trump is misogynistic, but look at the way business of all kinds use half-naked woman to sell products and services. Yes, Donald Trump doesn't care about anything but American interests, but neither does any American who condones the government spending trillions of dollars exporting war and chaos on to the rest of the world. Yes, Donald Trump doesn't care about climate change, but neither does our economic system that only allows people to meet their needs through unsustainable products like factory farmed meat and Walmart. Yes, Donald Trump is an egomaniac that only cares about himself, but so is any American who believes in the idea of American exceptionalism, that Americans are somehow more special than the rest of the world.

I'm not trying to insult anyone or blame anyone for being this way. The truth is to function well in this predatory capitalist system gone horribly wrong, one must develop, or at the very least tolerate, many of these views. Do you call out every misogynistic comment in the workplace? Calling out your boss for his misogynistic comments may cost you your job. Do you make the attempt to und...

13:14

COWBOYS AND INDIANS: Judge Finds Militia Members Not Guilty On All Charges Same Day Cops Raid Native American Camp Taking Back Stolen Land From DAPL Corporation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Many were absolutely shocked by Thursday’s jury decision that found those involved in the Oregon standoff innocent. This came at the same time that Native American protesters on Native lands at Standing Rock were being raided and taken away in police vans.

Whatever you think about the Bundy family and the stand off of their militia with the Bureau of Land Management, police and FBI, the fact that they and their allies are walking free on the same day that Native protesters are being arrested on protected Indian Treaty land highlights not only white privilege in the United States, but the continued ethnic cleansing against the First Nations of the Americas.

Below you can read some of the outrage on the Internet about this unequal application of the law…

13:10

14 Days and Counting-There Will Be a Civil War No Matter Who Wins the Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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It is 1860 and Stephen Douglas is running against Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln’s election will lead to a civil war. The pitfalls of catastrophic events were ever present.

In 2016, it is Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. It is becoming clear that the election of either candidate will set off civil unrest and possibly lead to a civil war.

We are now just beginning to see a myriad of pieces fall into place in which will irrevocably divide this country for at least a generation.

When Hillary Clinton wins, the awakened American people, and some in the military will not accept this country being handed off to the UN and ultimately the Chinese. Hillary has no plan for America and the reason is clear. America has no future is she is elected by hook or crook.

If Trump even gets close to winning, the forces are of the NWO are not going to forsake the continued raping of the American people and just give up. They will fight!

The Electoral College

Through out this week, I have documented case after case of voter fraud through the use of George Soros voting machines. Soros is omnipresent in the voting fraud fiasco. Also, I have broken a story about the attempted bribe of an elector in Arizona and this is only the beginning.

This summer we will begin to hear rumors of the officials of the Electoral College being bought off by TPTB, for it is their vote, not the people, whose votes will elect the next President. Trump could win 70% of the vote and not carry one state if the Electoral College refuses to cast their vote in accordance with the popular vote. And you thought you lived in a Republican form of Democracy.

As I just pointed out, there is always the question of “dirty” voting machines. Most pollsters will tell you that if the general vote is reported with more than 3-4% variation from the polls, one can easily demonstrate voter fraud. However, do you think TPTB, the criminal elite running this country, will care at this point that you know what they are doing? This is why they do the fake polls to condition us to the fact that Trump is losing. He is not, he is winning in a landslide. Further, the globalists always have their finger on the false flag button. This is why they have economic collapse, World War III, power grid down, a manufactured f...

13:10

GOLD DELIVERIES IN OCTOBER SURPASS 30 TONNES: 30.24 TONNES STANDING "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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GOLD DELIVERIES IN OCTOBER SURPASS 30 TONNES: 30.24 TONNES STANDING Gold $1267.90 UP $3.10 Silver 17.60 UP 1 cents In the access market 5:15 pm Gold: 1269.00 Silver: 17.63 THE DAILY GOLD FIX REPORT FROM SHANGHAI AND LONDON. The Shanghai fix is at 10:15 pm est and 2:15 am est The fix for London is…

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13:09

Map to Wikileaks Podesta Emails: Alphabetical Index by Sender (Version 20 Updated 10/27/16) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Navigating Wikileaks can be cumbersome and confusing. With a big picture map of the email database (structure and content) this can be easier. In this map by sender you can visually see what has been released and what has yet to be released including by individual sender.

13:08

Math Professor Tells Students In His Class For Whom To Vote "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He thinks he’s telling people to vote for Hillary. But Hillary doesn’t respect immigrants because she tramples on those who try to come legally in favor of illegal aliens. She doesn’t respect women or she wouldn’t try to destroy her husband’s victims. Via The College Fix: A math professor recently went on a tangent in […]

13:08

Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2 "IndyWatch Feed World"

By WakingTimes

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Nathaniel Mauka, Staff Writer
Waking Times

Congress overwhelmingly voted for the Patriot Act nearly 16 years ago, and our civil liberties have never been the same since. As if this singular bill, passed by George W. Bush, wasn’t invasive enough, allowing big banks to demand our internet data, and more — the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes cyber-spying by the shadow government and the financial entities controlling it, a forgone conclusion.

As with most shadow government legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is packed with hidden surveillance allowances. CISA was quietly passed to allow government to demand that private companies hand over personal information to them at will. It also allows companies to mine data, under the auspices of government-created urgency.


The mere fact that this act passed in late 2015 is monumental, since it has been before Congress in different forms for over a decade. The election seems to have offered the perfect cover, as Americans and activists were too busy arguing over Trump vs. Hillary.

Scott Talbott, senior vice president of government relations at the Electronic Transactions Association believes the value of sharing our personal data as a means to be alerted of ‘cyber threats’ outweighs any hazard to our civil liberties. Talbott states,

“The value is that everyone can be alerted to cyber threats and take precautionary countermeasures before they materialize and spread,” he said. “Before CISA, corrective measures could be take...

Distracted by Election 2016, No-one Resisted the Deep State’s Patriot Act 2 "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Waking Times

Congress overwhelmingly voted for the Patriot Act nearly 16 years ago, and our civil liberties have never been the same since. As if this singular bill, passed by George W. Bush, wasn’t invasive enough, allowing big banks to demand our internet data, and more — the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) makes cyber-spying by the shadow government and the financial entities controlling it, a forgone conclusion.

As with most shadow government legislation, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is packed with hidden surveillance allowances. CISA was quietly passed to allow government to demand that private companies hand over personal information to them at will. It also allows companies to mine data, under the auspices of government-created urgency.

The mere fact that this act passed in late 2015 is monumental, since it has been before Congress in different forms for...

13:04

3rd Time’s the Charm! Eva Longoria talks about Her Multi-Millionaire Husband, Removing a Tatt of Her Ex’s Name & More on Wendy | WATCH "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Eva Longoria looked amazing in a dress from her new line on Wendy as she talked about her happily ever after. Although she has a handsome husband who is a media mogul in Mexico, she also emphasized having her own money as a woman throughout her career, which is why she has never been defined by […]

13:01

Remember When the US Media Sold Us the Iraq WMD Lies? It's Happening Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

Months before President George W. Bush's speech on September 11, 2002, the New York Times reported at the time, White House officials confirmed the Bush administration had already been "[planning its Iraq strategy] long before President Bush's vacation in Texas" in August of that same year. The strategy was to persuade the public and Congress that the United States and its allies should confront the "threat from Saddam Hussein." The now infamous 9/11 anniversary speech — and the speech before the United Nations following the anniversary remarks — both stressed the importance of "[ridding] the world of terror." But before speaking to the United Nations, Bush made the clearest case for war. Claiming "our principles and our security are challenged today by outlaw groups and regimes that accept no law of morality and have no limit to their violent ambitions," Bush presented his case against Iraq, claiming Hussein had only "contempt for the United Nations ... [claiming] it had no biological weapons. " Making the case that Iraq had a clandestine "weapons program ... producing tens of thousands of litres of anthrax and other deadly biological agents for use with Scud warheads, aerial bombs and aircraft spray tanks," Bush and his administration sold the invasion of Iraq with lies.

13:00

Ethon looks in on PR Jr "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Eli was in the process of getting his act together when Ethon stuck his beak through the door.  PR Jr is at it again the bird said.  He just had a message from Phil Clarke, pointing out that Roger was parking his car on John Christy's lawn.  The lad (PR Jr, not Phil) had tweeted

pointing to a new article in Global Environmental Change.  So Eli walked out the door with Ethon and went to take a look.  For the masochists amongst the bunnies, this can be had for reading w/o paywall.

Interestingly, that figure, shown in the tweet is not in the paper, and guess what Roger's Internet habits showed up in John Podesta's email

From:jlegum@americanprogress.org
Date: 2014-07-28 12:35
Subject: Climate Progress In Action

In March, Nate Silver hired Roger Pielke, Jr. to write about climate change for his new website. Pielke basically has made a career of "accepting" climate change but disputing that we can really do anything about it or that it has much of an impact. The new 538 was perhaps the most hyped website to launch in years -- and it's partnership with ESPN gave it the potential to reach a broad new audience.

Prior to Pielke writing anything, ClimateProgress published piece reviewing his disputes with climate scientists and the problems with his approach. The piece included numerous quotes from climate scientists: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/19/3415984/nate-silver-science-writer-ignores-data/

Quickly, Pielke wrote a piece questioning the link between climate change and extreme weather. Within hours, ClimateProgress published a comprehensive debunk, with quotes from many prominent climate scientists: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/19/3416369/538-climate-article/

Pielke was so upset with our piece, he called the scientists we quoted and threatened to sue them.

Silver was forced to apologize: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/28/fivethirtyeight-climate-change-dispute_n_5049279.html?

Embarrassed,...

13:00

India's Stonehenge: 7,000-Year-Old Megalithic Site is Oldest Observatory in South Asia "IndyWatch Feed World"

A remarkable 7,000-year-old megalithic site that served as an astronomical observatory has been found in Muduma village in Telangana, India.

The discovery has been hailed as one of the most significant archaeological findings in India over the last few decades.

According to Times of India, the team of archeologists described it as "the only megalithic site in India, where a depiction of a star constellation has been identified."

The ancient observatory dates to 5,000 BC and the researchers believe that it is the earliest astronomical observatory discovered in India and perhaps even in the whole of South Asia.


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13:00

Train Time Ticker Will Save Your Morning Commute "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The fatal combination of not being a early riser and commuting to work using public transit can easily result in missed buses or trains. Frustrated with missing train after train while fumbling with a complicated transit schedule app, [Fergal Carroll] created a Train Time Ticker to help his morning routine run right on time.

A Particle Photon hooked up to a 2.2″ TFT screen — both mounted on a breadboard with a button — fit the purpose tidily. Weekday mornings, the Ticker pulls — from a server he set up — the departure times for the specific station and platform along [Carroll]’s commute every three minutes; at all other times, the Ticker can be manually refreshed for any impending trips.

[Carroll] has provided a clear, step-by-step guide on how to wire and program your own device — subbing in transit information relevant to you, of course. Over a month of use, it has resulted in far fewer missed trains, and has probably saved some headaches in the mornings to boot!

We’ve featured some other fancy ticker projects on Hackaday — this one will keep you abreast of the latest bitcoin fluctuations, while another is a spiffy way to print off your emails.


Filed under: clock hacks, how-to, transportation hacks

12:58

Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Hosts District Attorney Candidate Forums "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Denver, CO – The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition has been hosting District Attorney Candidate Forums, designed to offer the communities directly impacted by the District Attorney’s office, an opportunity to ask questions relevant to their most pressing issues.

The District Attorney is arguably the most influential position in the criminal justice system. In Colorado, the District Attorney is an elected office and s/he holds tremendous decision-making authority and responsibility. Often, voters know too little information about DA candidates to make an informed decision when voting.– CCRJC

Some of the questions posed by the community center around rights of undocumented people, queer and trans issues, as well as mass incarceration/for-profit prisons.

When a District Attorney’s office is determining their rulings, these are the groups that are most often marginalized and impacted by decisions that do not take their rights into consideration.

CCRJC created a 2016 District Attorney Voter Guide with information on the Jefferson and Gilpin County candidates as well as their direct answers to the questions posed:

Here are four of the questions posed:

  • Crime survivors who are undocumented immigrants are often afraid to report the crime out of fear of being deported. What policies and procedures, if any, would you implement to protect undocumented crime survivors from deportation should they cooperate with police and prosecutors?
  • In general, what is your perspective on whether Colorado has too many people that are incarcerated and/or under some form of criminal justice supervision and specifically, what, if any, efforts would you lead or join regarding specific reforms regarding incarceration in jail or state prison and pretrial detention?
  • People with a criminal conviction can face long term barriers to housing, employment and other collateral consequences as a result of having a criminal record.  What, if any, strategies would you support that could mitigate unnecessary collateral consequences and do you think elected District Attorneys should be concerned about  collateral consequences?
  • What changes, if any, would you make regarding charging, plea bargaining, and sentence recommendation practices among pro...

12:58

Let Crude Crash: US Oil Producers Are Hedging At Levels Not Seen Since 2007 "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

As warned here one month ago after the farcical OPEC meeting in Algiers, the cartel’s latest jawboning ploy to keep prices artificially higher – if only for one more month – is fast falling apart. Just a few hours ago, Bloomberg reporter Daniel Kruger penned the following assessment of the situation:

Production-Cut Talk Is as Good as It Gets for Oil. Some OPEC members are talking about cutting production again, and so prices are rising. Saudi Arabia and other producers both in and out of the cartel have done a good job fostering the storyline that there are terms under which parties can agree to pump less crude. Continuing signs of concord among producer nations have boosted oil prices to an average of $50 a barrel this month in New York. Yet several obstacles make it difficult for countries to commit to signing on to a deal. One obstacle is that sacrifices are needed for the agreements to succeed. Another is that those sacrifices aren’t shared equally.

Having successfully raised $18 billion in the bond market, Saudi Arabia is better positioned to withstand the loss of some revenue. Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, was the latest to plead for an exemption from a cut, citing its fight against Islamic State as a cause of hardship. Ultimately, no one wants to pump less because the upside is so limited. Saudi Arabia’s 2014 decision to double down on production in a drive for market share succeeded in making it more difficult for higher-cost producers to thrive as they once had. But having committed to that goal, they also locked themselves into a fight to keep what they’d won.

And while ConocoPhillips’ announcement this week that it plans to cut spending on major projects demonstrates the partial success of the Saudi plan to drive out rivals, it also shows producers see diminishing chances for crude to climb much above $60, said Wells Fargo Fund Management’s James Kochan. The big reason, of course, is latent U.S. supply. Baker Hughes data shows the most rigs at work in the Permian Basin sin...

12:57

Ambode to youths: Engage in regional networking "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on young entrepreneurs to embark on regional networking synergy through cutting edge technology, saying that his administration would continue to provide enabling environment for the growth of micro, small and medium businesses. Speaking through his Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, at the workshop of […]

12:56

In Ohio, Donald Trump Slams Hillary Clinton for Uranium Deal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Donald Trump reminded Ohio voters that his rival, Hillary Clinton, allowed a Russian uranium deal that posed a stark conflict of interest.

12:56

Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi missile headed towards Mecca: Coalition "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Houthis confirm launch of missile into Saudi Arabia on Friday but say it targeted Jeddah airport

12:55

Court bars INEC from substituting Jegede as PDP candidate "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Akure High Court, yesterday, restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from substituting or replacing the name of Mr. Eyitayo Jegede as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the November 26 governorship election. This development came as another State High Court barred Prince Biyi Poroye from parading himself as a […]

12:53

The Dutch Are Tackling Air Pollution With Another Giant Vacuum Device "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

a team of Dutch inventors has unveiled a giant air-cleaning vacuum that they say filters out fine particle pollution from the surrounding air, but this project isn't about art, it's purely about functionality.

"It's a large industrial filter about eight meters long, made of steel... placed basically on top of buildings and it works like a big vacuum cleaner," Henk Boersen of the Envinity Group, the makers of the device, told the AFP.

The device can suck in air from a 300-meter radius and from up to four miles above and can clean 800,000 cubic meters of air an hour. It filters out 100 percent of fine particles and 95 percent of ultra-fine particles, based on prototype tests carried out by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands.

All they need now is to build another two dozen coal-fired power plants to run the vacuums.


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12:52

Throwing mud at single parents Murdoch style "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes In its crusade against the single parents, the Murdoch press will stoop to any depths to manufacture the myth of the...

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12:50

Legend Says This Will Translate Into A $100 Spike In Gold Overnight "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Legend Says This Will Translate Into A $100 Spike In Gold Overnight

Legend Says This Will Translate Into A $100 Spike In Gold Overnight As we approach the end of October in what has been a tough environment in the gold and silver markets, today a legend in the business sent King World News a powerful piece about the big picture and what will translate into a $100 spike in gold overnight.…

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12:43

Hillary Clinton Promises to Take Care of Michelle Obama’s Garden as President "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

<> on October 27, 2016 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Former first lady Hillary Clinton campaigned with first lady Michelle Obama in North Carolina today, promising to take care of her vegetable garden at the White House.

12:42

Jury Acquits All 7 Leaders of Oregon Standoff "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This whole thing must be a COINTEL operation. I don’t know whether any of these people are willing participants in such an operation (I suspect some of them are), but you can bet that .gov is interested in running detailed surveillance and social network analysis on all of them. Consider what can happen if you […]

12:42

BREAKING: Oregon Standoff Leaders Acquitted For Malheur Wildlife Refuge Takeover "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

oregonA fight broke out and chaos ensued in court after the defendants were acquitted for the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon.

12:41

Michelle Obama: This Election Is “About Who Will Shape Our Children” For The “Rest Of Their Lives” "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here we go again. Parents shape children, not government. It doesn’t take a village, Mrs. Clinton. It takes parents and a government who gets out of the way.

12:41

Alleged N47.6bn fraud: Tompolo, others’ trial stalled "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The absence of a prosecution lawyer, Festus Keyamo, yesterday, stalled hearing in the trial of a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo a.k.a Tompolo and others over alleged N47.6 billion fraud before Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High Court in Lagos. New Telegraph learnt that Keyamo had written a letter to the court […]

12:40

2016 budget: FG releases N2.5trn "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, yesterday, told the Senate Committee on Appropriation that the Federal Government had released N2.5 trillion in the course of implementing the 2016 budget. This was as the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, also revealed that some revenue generating agencies inflated their expenditure figures, threatening that […]

12:38

Jangling generals and jammy Jonathan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Crying cannot save this beloved country, for those who wail do not deserve to lead us to our much cherished dream land of milk and honey. The way to paradise is not littered with tears, the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of martyrs. Compatriots must wake up from today and solemnly declare […]

12:37

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM OCT 27 2016 "IndyWatch Feed War"

4.88/5 (8) Remember those "tectonic shifts" Russia warned about? and remember how Joseph said "watch Italy"? Well the Nerfarium has been busy this week…

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12:36

Off The Cuff: The Driverless Future "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Off The Cuff: The Driverless Future

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • Meaningless Metrics
    • Offical data is so 'fuzzy' as to be useless now
  • AT&T/Time Warner merger & Snapchat IPO
    • Signs of excess seen at a bubble top
  • The Driverless Future
    • It's going to have a HUGE impact, especially on jobs
  • The Demographic Time Bomb
    • Pensions will start blowing up left & right

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12:34

Passion for football made me steal N15m gold, says CEO "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Mr. Joseph Ogar Agbeh is a trained chef. Although he enjoys cooking, he fell in love with football after working with a football academy. Part of the academy’s attraction, was in connecting trainees to football clubs overseas. Agbeh later quit the academy to establish his own. He described himself as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) […]

12:33

National Assembly strips president of powers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The National Assembly has removed and transferred the powers of the president in controlling the Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal Act (CCB and CCT) to itself. At the conclusion of work on the CCB and CCT Amendment Bill yesterday, the National Assembly altered section 18 (2) to enable the National Assembly […]

12:32

Satanic Temple Founder Says He’s Unwavering Supporter of Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

“In addition to Jarry’s belief that Judaism and Satanism can co-exist, there are parallels with how Judaism and Satanism have been branded by their detractors, he said.” –Times of Israel The Times of Israel has published an interesting article about Malcom Jarry,  a co-founder of the Satanic Temple. The article,  seemingly without intending to, offers […]

12:31

The Zika Virus Is Harmless - It Does Not Cause Birth Defects - We Told You So "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After nearly a year of causing hysteria, mass travel cancellations and unnecessary abortions it finally daunts to “journalists” and “experts” that the Zika virus is harmless. It can cause a very minor flue – two days of a low fever and uncomfortable feeling for a quarter of those infected – that is all. It does not cause, as was claimed by sensationalists in the media and various self-serving “scientists”, birth defects like microcephaly. We told you so.

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"Blue Alerts" to be used to keep the 'War on Cops' lie, alive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police State America’s control of our cell phones and media has taken a dark and twisted turn. Soon, everyone’s cell phone will receive a “Blue Alert” warning them that police are looking for someone who’s allegedly injured or killed a cop. Americans can expect to see “Blue Alerts” popping up everywhere, on their cellphones, TV’s and even their radios. According to the Blue Alert Foundation, a “Blue Alert” is a means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.

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Bundy brothers, 5 other Malheur wildlife refuge occupiers not guilty of conspiracy, firearm charges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Seven people involved in the anti-federal government occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers from doing their jobs, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

A jury found all seven remaining occupiers not-guilty of all charges except for one charge that has yet to be […]

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Waitress accidentally breaks ancient Roman statue at British Museum "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A catering worker accidentally snapped the thumb off a priceless Roman statue at an event held at the British Museum. The caterer smacked her head on the marble hand of the world-renowned Townley Venus statue as she rose from bending down. The British Museum described it as an “unfortunate incident” which is being taken “seriously.” […]

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WATCH: Comedian tracks down Fox’s Jesse Watters and mocks him to his face for his racist segments "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Comedian Jason Selvig punked Fox News commentator Jesse Watters by taking a page from Watters’ book. Selvig spoke with him in the streets of New York where he offered Watters some ideas for his next “Watters World” segments. The comedian was giving Watters a little taste of his…


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12:30

New Evidence Links Voting Machines And Clinton Foundation "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

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Submitted by Stefanie MacWilliams via PlanetFreeWill.com,

Could these connections be enough to implicate the Clinton Foundation in the alleged early vote rigging in Texas?

As usual, the internet has come through as the ultimate watchdog while the supposed safeguards of our democracy have failed.

A Gab user by the name “Special Prosecutor Will Logan” has found some stunning information.

Note: as Gab is a members only site, you’ll have to join to see his actual posts, but we included all pertinent information in the article.

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According to OpenSecrets, the company who provided the alleged glitching voting machines is a subsidiary of The McCarthy Group.

The McCarthy group is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation – apparently donating 200,000 dollars in 2007 – when it was the largest owner of United States voting machines. Or perhaps the 200,000 dollars went to paying Bill Clinton for speeches?

Either way, it doesn’t look good.

But there’s more.

As the same user notes in this post, Dominion Voting Systems and The Clinton Foundation did a 2.25 million dollar charity initiative in developing nations together called the DELIAN Project.

According to the project’s own website:

In 2014, Dominion Voting committed to providing emerging and post-conflict democracies with access to voting technology through its philanthropic...

12:26

Reps push for quick dredging of River Benue "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The House of Representatives wants expeditious action on the execution of the contract for the dredging of River Benue, PHILIP NYAM reports Abandoning projects half way after monies have been paid for their execution is fast becoming a norm in Nigeria, and it is no longer news that the number of abandoned projects across the […]

12:26

Disobey or Die "IndyWatch Feed War"

Back in the winter of 1982, Air Florida flight 90 took off from National Airport. The first officer noticed dangerous readings on some instruments and pointed them out to the captain. The captain told him he was wrong, and he accepted the captain's authority. He did nothing. Thirty seconds later the plane crashed into the 14th Street Bridge. Everyone on board died except for four passengers rescued out of the icy river.

During the latter decades of the 20th and first part of the 21st century, millions and millions of first officers on spaceship earth noticed that climate and nuclear dangers loomed. But every authoritative captain in sight, from elected officials to CEOs to media pundits, said "Don't be a fool. I've got this." And millions upon millions sat back and mumbled "Oh, all right, if you're sure."

The people pushing through the vote this week at the United Nations to create a treaty next year banning nuclear weapons are engaged in necessary disobedience to mainstream authority and acceptance. The people putting their bodies in the way of a pipeline in North Dakota are disobeying immoral orders.

Ira Chaleff's book, Intelligent Disobedience, re-examines the lessons of the Milgram and Stanford prison experiments, and other more recent demonstrations of the severe dangers of uncritical obedience. Chaleff highlights some techniques that can facilitate intelligent refusals to obey.

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12:24

Large Police Action Underway at DAPL Site "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

A large police action is under way near Highway 1806 about three miles from the Cannonball River, where water protectors from the three camps near Standing Rock Sioux Reservatio...

Over 200 people suffering from earthquake sickness, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

More than 200 people in Kyushu, southern Japan are suffering from earthquake sickness, a state linked to a loss of balance that can cause nausea and panic. The state was reported over two months after Japan was hit by two major earthquakes, only several days apart....... Read more »

Food shortages fueling bear-human conflicts in Bolivian Andes "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The ancestor of the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus) is the Florida spectacled bear (Tremarctos floridanus), which migrated from the Florida peninsula a million years ago. But while the Florida spectacled bear is strictly carnivorous, its Andean descendent is not. Over millennia, it adapted to a more omnivorous diet that includes tough, fibrous vegetation like bamboo found in the Inter-Andean dry forests. [caption id="attachment_190301" align="alignnone" width="1198"] The Andean bear is found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Photo by Rob Wallace for WCS[/caption] Ximena Velez-Liendo, an Andean bear specialist, and her research team are currently conducting the first population-based study of this species in the department of Tarija. Their research is funded by the Chester Zoo in England, comprises Bolivian scientists, Ph.D. students, and members of the Bolivian NGO PROMETA, and is supported by Oxford University's WildCRU unit. "It is the first region in Bolivia where we will conduct a population study with all scientific rigor necessary," Velez-Liendo said. She told Mongabay Latem that her team is "installing camera traps, using DNA technology, we will collect hair and excrement from bears to make the population estimate." The Andean bear is found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The species listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, and scientific consensus is that it is declining. "These places, where we work, have the smallest populations and lowest densities. The numbers generated from next year onwards are going to be the first ones that we can safely use to say how…

Global wildlife populations on pace for two-thirds decline by 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

If current trends persist, the population abundance of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish could decline an average of 67 percent by 2020. That’s one of several sobering findings detailed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the eleventh edition of its Living Planet Report. The group monitors trends in 14,152 populations of 3,706 vertebrate species around the globe for the biennial report, and found that there was a 58 percent overall decline in population sizes between the years 1970 and 2012. That represents a two percent annual decline in vertebrate populations, WWF notes in the report, before adding that “there is no sign yet that this rate will decrease.” "This research delivers a wake-up call that for decades we've treated our planet as if it's disposable,” Carter Roberts, WWF president and CEO, said in a statement. [caption id="attachment_190467" align="aligncenter" width="765"] Leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nest with hatchlings. Chiriqui Beach, Panama. Photo courtesy of WWF.[/caption] WWF monitors 4,658 populations of 1,678 terrestrial species living in Earth’s forests, savannas, grasslands, deserts, cities, and agricultural fields, and found they declined, on average, 38 percent between 1970 and 2012. Among the 6,170 monitored populations of 1,353 marine species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and fish who call oceans, seas, coral reefs, and mangroves home, WWF found a 36 percent decline in average population size. But it was freshwater species that have taken the biggest hit, WWF discovered. Of the 3,324 populations of 881 species living in lakes, rivers, and wetlands monitored by WWF, there…

Ökonomisches Hinterland "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Eine aktuelle Studie bestätigt die massive Dominanz deutscher Unternehmen in der osteuropäischen Wirtschaft. Wie ein jüngst veröffentlichter Report der Unternehmensberatung Deloitte zeigt, übt die deutsche Kfz-Industrie in der Region einen besonders starken Einfluss aus. Deutsche Automobilkonzerne haben Polen, Ungarn und andere Länder Osteuropas in ihre globalen Wertschöpfungsketten eingegliedert, lassen ihnen jedoch kaum Raum für eine eigenständige ökonomische Entwicklung. Nicht zuletzt deshalb verharren die dortigen Länder in einer Art Stillstand, den Ökonomen als "Middle-Income Trap" bezeichnen: Schon seit einiger Zeit gelingt es den Nationen kaum noch, dem durchschnittlichen EU-Bruttoinlandsprodukt näherzukommen. Einige Staaten steuern deshalb um und setzen verstärkt auf die Förderung der heimischen Wirtschaft. Diese Ansätze sehen sich jedoch nicht nur mit inneren Widersprüchen, sondern auch mit erheblichem Druck von außen konfrontiert, nicht zuletzt von Seiten der EU.

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FG mulls $10bn infrastructure investments for Niger Delta "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Buhari: Oil and gas will rescue Nigeria out of recession President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the oil roadmap codenamed “The Seven Big Wins” with the promise of driving $10 billion infrastructural investments to the Niger Delta. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, stated that ending insurgency in the oil-rich region is the […]

12:22

How Fayose’s aide disbursed N1.2bn ONSA cash – Bank official "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Prosecution Witness 1 in the resumed trial of Abiodun Agbele, an ally of Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, yesterday told the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how the defendant lodged N1.2 billion in Zenith Bank. The money was said to have been part of the N4.7 billion that was siphoned from the […]

12:20

Black Woman Guarding Trump Hollywood Star From Attack, Says ‘Pushed Down’ By Those Angry At Her Support… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The star was attacked by an angry liberal. Now this woman wants to protect it from attack. Police were trying to make sure she was ok after she was pushed down.

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Australian civil society groups urge South Australian Labor to stick to party policy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Along with a closed door the Alliance is also calling on members of this weekend’s Citizen’s Jury into the international waste plan to have open ears.

alp-indecision 128 Oct 16 The No Dump Alliance has called on Labor delegates at tomorrow’s ALP State Convention to stick to their policy and uphold legislation that bans nuclear waste dumping in SA.

Alliance members will join other community groups in a peaceful demonstration outside the convention at the West Adelaide football club from 8am on Saturday to support the growing opposition inside the ALP to progress waste dump plans.

And in a big weekend for the nuclear debate, the Alliance – a broad cross-section of South Australian civil society, including Indigenous, public health, trade union, faith and environment groups and academics opposed to any move to import and dump high level nuclear waste into our state – is urging members of the Citizen’s Jury to pay attention to a range of witnesses appearing before them this weekend critical of the dump plan.

“Despite a huge amount of taxpayer-funded promotion, opposition to an international nuclear dump is growing within the Labor party and the wider community,” said No Dump Alliance spokesperson and Conservation SA Chief Executive Craig Wilkins.

“This is not surprising when people realise the plan is to import high level radioactive waste and store it temporarily above ground on our soil years before the location of the permanent underground facility is even decided, let alone built, and well before the community has been given a chance to say yes or no.

“South Australia deserves far better than this. The No Dump Alliance calls on Premier Weatherill and SA Labor to close the door on this deeply flawed and reckless plan,” he said.

Along with a closed door the Alliance is also calling on members of this weekend’s Citizen’s Jury into the international waste plan to have open ears.

The second weekend of the Jury will hear from regional, interstate and international speakers at the Adelaide Convention Centre, including a series of prominent Traditional Owners who will emphasise the widespread opposition to the dump plan amongst Aboriginal people.

“We hope that the Jurors can open their ears to the concerns of so many, including Aboriginal people, to the planned global waste dump,” said Alliance memb...

12:15

Soldiers’ widows lament non-payment of benefits "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Some widows of military personnel, who died in active service, are lamenting years of neglect and failure by military authorities to pay their late husbands’ benefits. Among those affected are wives of soldiers, who died while on mission abroad, some, who fought Boko Haram insurgents as well as a few others who were cut down […]

12:15

Kalu extols life of first Igbere Post Mistress "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Madam “Do the immediate important first” (when there are so many important things, do the one that is most necessary) which was her watch word, was the mother of His Worship Elekeson S. Elekezie, a consummate mother who was the first Post Mistress of Igbere Post Office in Bende Local Government of Abia State. Mama […]

12:15

ExxonMobil discovers 1bn barrels oil offshore Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Oil giant, ExxonMobil, yesterday announced a ‘significant discovery’ with a potential recoverable resource of between 500 million and 1 billion barrels of oil on the Owowo field, offshore Nigeria. The company, in a statement, maintained that the Owowo-3 well, which was spud on September 23, encountered about 460 feet (140 meters) of oil-bearing sandstone reservoir. […]

12:13

Asset declaration: Again, Saraki loses bid to stop trial "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division yesterday dismissed the appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki challenging the power of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him. The appellate court, however, affirmed the jurisdiction of the tribunal to try the Senate President on charges bordering on false declaration of assets. The […]

12:13

Oshiomhole suspends monarch over verbal attack on woman "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Edo State Government yesterday suspended one of the monarchs in the state, His Royal Highness, Anselm O Aidenojie, the Onojie of Uromi, from office for seven days. The action came after a meeting of the state executive council on Wednesday at the Government House, Benin City. It will be recalled that Uromi is the headquarters […]

12:10

The vexed question of the dollar "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The vexed question of the dollar

The vexed question of the dollar There is little doubt that the rapid expansion of both dollar-denominated debt and monetary quantities since the financial crisis will lead us into a currency crisis. We just don’t know when, and the dollar is not alone. All the major paper currencies have been massively inflated in recent years.…

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12:07

Pot Decriminalization Saves Philadelphia Millions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana has saved the City of Philadelphia millions in enforcement costs. Equally important, decriminalization has saved thousands the costs of arrest and a criminal record/

12:07

BREAKING: Mike Pence’s Plane Skids Off The Runway At LaGuardia Airport In NY…UPDATE: Picture Of Torn Up Tarmac From Rough Landing… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN's @ElizLanders: Those on plane carrying Mike Pence felt turbulence approaching LaGuardia https://t.co/wewiSYIWMr https://t.co/giGrp1ugDf — CNN (@CNN) October 28, 2016 It is quite cold and rainy tonight in NYC. Fortunately everyone was ok, despite the rough landing and skidding off the runway. CNN notes Gov. Pence immediately came back to check on everyone including reporters […]

12:01

PATRIOT Act At 15: Do You Feel Safer? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of President George W. Bush signing the PATRIOT Act into law. It was supposed to be only a temporary measure to address the emergency situation caused by the attacks of 9/11. Fifteen years later it has been re-authorized many times and last year some of its worst parts were codified […]

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Ammon Bundy’s attorney Tased and arrested after Oregon standoff verdict "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

After all defendants in the Oregon standoff were found not guilty — Ammon Bundy and his six followers — Bundy’s lawyer Marcus Mumford was taken into custody Thursday afternoon, Katu.com reports. The defendants were facing charges of conspiracy after taking over the Malheur National Wildlife…


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Wisconsin college student charged with multiple sexual assaults "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Wisconsin prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against a University of Wisconsin-Madison student on Thursday, accusing him of sexually assaulting at least six women since early 2015. Alec Cook, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, faces a total of 11 counts of sexual assault, two counts of strangulation and…


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Trump VP’s plane slides off runway at New York airport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s plane slides off runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York in heavy rain. The plane carrying Pence ended up on the grass next to the runway in the incident which took place on Thursday night. None of the 37 passengers on board were injured. The airport has been […]

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This man admits to vandalizing Trump’s Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A man arrested on Thursday for defacing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles with a sledgehammer and a pickax said he did it because he was angry at the candidate. James Otis, 52, speaking to reporters a short time after he was…


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Spain declassifies 1,900 pages of top-secret UFO files "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Spain declassifies 1,900 pages of top-secret UFO files

Another step towards global UFO disclosure. The Spanish Ministry of Defense has declassified 80 reports of alleged UFO sightings that took place between 1962 and 1995.

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has declassified 80 confidential reports containing around 1,900 pages of alleged UFO sightings that were recorded above Spanish airspace between 1962 and 1995.

The material is available to the public in the online library of the Spanish Ministry of Defense. The reports include the location of the sighting, the date, the summary of facts, considerations, conclusions and the proposed classification or declassification of each document.

The declassification process of the documents began in 1991 when the Ministry of Defense decided to analyze the reports and reduce their classification level in order to make them available to the general public which demanded access to these documents.

Fascinating accounts – inexplicable phenomena

One of the most interesting UFO sightings was reported by pilots and crew when President Adolfo Suarez was traveling from Germany to Spain.

The strange UFO was spotted at an undisclosed location. The encounter occurred when former President Adolfo Suarez, was on board an aircraft of the Spanish Air Force. The pilots and passengers onboard witnessed strange lights that could be explained. It remains unclear as to where the sighting took place. The report reads: “During night hours on February 25, 1980, onboard the 401st Squadron aircraft on a flight from Germany to Spain, Madrid with President Suarez, strange lights were observed by the pilots and passengers“.

Furthermore, the declassified documents reveal a number of different sightings that occurred over Spain when UFO’s were detected by radar but were invisible for pilots who were sent out to intercept them.

A document which dates to the 28th of November 1979 indicates that numerous individuals observed two UFOs in Madrid. A military plane...

12:00

World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Builds 1,000 Homes For Poor Filipinos "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After earning millions for fighting Floyd Mayweather, the boxer and politician used a portion of his earnings to construct homes for 1,000 poor families in his hometown. Manny Pacquiao is more than a world-class athlete or a Filipino politician. He’s a compassionate activist who paid for 1,000 homes to be built to help out underprivileged families in his hometown.

Via Anonews

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Earlier this year, Pacquiao proclaimed his good deed on Facebook: “I’m so happy giving this houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than thousand families are the beneficiaries.”

The Star reports that the ‘born-again Christian’ was inspired to help poor families after duking it out with Floyd Mayweather. Though he lost the boxing match, he still earned millions of dollars in the ‘fight of the century’ and felt it was his duty to give back.

He wrote:

“As faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms, each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others. I’m still building more because I always believe what the bible says offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”

The act of compassion could be nothing more than a calculated political move, but nonetheless, 1,000 families have secure living spaces thanks to the Senator’s generosity. That, we believe, is worth celebrating.

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‘Shiny Legs’ Optical Illusion Sparks Debate Among Twitter Users "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

‘Shiny Legs’ Optical Illusion Sparks Debate Among Twitter Users
An optical illusion has gone viral after a Twitter user posted a pair of legs, leaving how the legs were presented up to the eye of the beholder.

12:00

Trigger-Free Trick-Or-Treat Guide To Halloween Costumes "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

“It’s Halloween and that can only mean one thing… people who wear offensive costumes are literally Hitler.”

This Halloween, don’t be Hitler and have a trigger-free trick-or-treat by following the advice of Lauren and Faith from Rebel Media

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11:59

No Class: Van Jones Makes Nasty Joke About Mike Pence’s Plane Skidding Off Runway "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Classy remark from the Communist. It could have been a serious problem, they skid off runway during a rough landing. Gov. Pence’s first thought was to check on the safety of everyone else. Van Jones’ first thought was not whether everyone was safe, but to think what political shots he could take at Trump and […]

11:57

Fukushima: The Extinction-Level Event That No One Is Talking About "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

March 11, 2011: A massive earthquake of 9.0 magnitude struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a devastating tsunami, which left parts of the country in utter shambles. Official reports claim that 15,891 people lost their lives, 6,152 were injured and 2,584 were reported missing.

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This was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded to have struck Japan, and the fourth most powerful in the world, since modern record keeping began in 1900.[1]This earthquake was so intense in magnitude, that it shifted Honshu, the main island of Japan by an estimated eight feet and actually shifted the Earth’s axis by between four and ten inches!

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Japan is a nation containing many nuclear reactors which produce roughly 30% of the nation’s electricity.[3] The majority of operable nuclear reactors are right along the coast, in one of the most seismically active areas on the entire planet!

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Map which shows the locations of Japan’s, reactor sights. Notice how they are along the coast, in perhaps the most seismically active location on the entire planet.

The powerful tsunami caused complete devastation of three of the six nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi facility, the cores of which melted within the first three days. In November 2011, the Japanese Science Ministry reported that radioactive cesium had contaminated 11,580 square miles of the land surface of Japan,[4] with an additional 4,500 square miles contaminated.

The destroyed reactor sites have been dumping hundreds of tons of radioactive waste into the Pacific Ocean, every single day for the past four years and the devastating results are now becoming plainly obvious. Radioactive cesium (an alkali metal) rapidly contamina......

11:51

Hillary Clinton Attempted To Hack WikiLeaks And Delete Everything, Assange "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Julian Assange claims that Hillary Clinton’s campaign used hackers to attack WikiLeaks’ servers. WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief says that despite the Ecuadorian embassy shutting down its internet to stop accusations of interference in U.S. elections, his organisation will keep on publishing until the elections are over.

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“Everyday that you publish is a day that you have the initiative in the conflict,” Assange said via telephone at a conference in Argentina on Wednesday.

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The whistleblowing website has been releasing emails from Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta, on a daily basis since early October. Assange claimed the release “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign” leading them to attack WikiLeaks.

“They attacked our servers and attempted hacking attacks and there is an amazing ongoing campaign where state documents were put in the UN and British courts to accuse me of being both a Russian spy and a pedophile,” he added.

Ecuador’s decision to shut down his internet was described by Assange as a “strategic position” so that its “policy of non-intervention can’t be misinterpreted by actors in the US and even domestically in Ecuador.” He said he was sympathetic with Ecuador, insisting they face the dilemma of having the US interfere with their elections next year if they appear to interfere with the US elections next month.

Assange, who claimed the embassy will be without internet until the election is over to avoid accusatio...

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Google Party Over? Alphabet Cracks Down on Costs, Layoffs Ensue, Division CEOs Quit "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Google Party Over? Alphabet Cracks Down on Costs, Layoffs Ensue

Google Party Over? Alphabet Cracks Down on Costs, Layoffs Ensue, Division CEOs Quit Third CEO of an Alphabet division to leave since June. Five years ago, when Google announced that it would build a super-high-speed fiber-optic network in Kansas City, and then roll it out in other cities, it started an effort to own and…

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11:47

Its the economy, stupid! Sex workers say BBC prostitution documentary gets it wrong "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sex workers say the BBC's 'Sex, Drugs & Murder: Life in the Red Light Zone' documentary, which portrays the lives of women in the Holbeck area of Leeds, Britain's first legal red light district, is "biased" and unrepresentative. They argue the program buys into stereotypes and general ignorance, including the view that women are driven into prostitution by drug habits rather than economic pressures brought on by austerity. The show follows the daily lives of Sammi Jo, Stacey, Debi and Kayleigh, who sell sex to pay for their addictions. They work in an area also known as Red Light Zone, where women can sell sex between 7pm and 7am without being arrested. Sammi Jo, who had to be taken from her parents as a child due to abuse, said she turned to drugs and drink "as a comfort." Mother-of-three Kayleigh recounted how despite her family's attempts to help her get clean she would quickly relapse.

11:47

Scientists identify fossilized dinosaur brain tissue for first time ever "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A brown pebble discovered on an English beach more a decade ago is actually the world’s first known example of a fossilized dinosaur brain, scientists have confirmed.

The remarkable find is thought to have come from a large plant-eater such as the Iguanodon, which walked the earth about 133 million years ago.

It is believed the creature must have died near water with its head buried in sediment in a swamp or boggy ground, allowing its brain to be “pickled” and preserved.

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11:44

Awakening from the Living Dream "IndyWatch Feed World"

Allow me to draw your attention to an apparently surprising thing. If I told you that now, when you are reading these lines, you are in fact asleep, you would certainly believe that I have gone mad.

You are awake, you are concentrating your attention to reading, and you are aware of your environment as well. You can see the furniture of your room, you can hear the call of the birds from the nearby forest. You are also aware of your thoughts and emotions. How can anyone claim that you are asleep at this very moment?

Naturally, you – just like everyone else – sleeps at night. Yes, sometimes you see dreams while you sleep, but right now it is daytime, you are awake. So how could you see dreams?

You Imagine a Whole World Around Yourself

I believe that you do not only sleep at night, but also during the daytime. I believe that in your present state of consciousness, your greatest illusion is that you think you are awake. I believe that in your present existence, your greatest illusion is when you think that you are alert. What I see is that in your present state of consciousness you are asleep, and at present you are dreaming, and what you see and hear are all parts of your dream.

Your nighttime sleep is only different from your daytime sleep in that in the night your dreams are less active. During the day, you imagine a whole world around you, and you play an active role in that dream. Your personal history takes place in that world, and identifying with that world shapes your personal identity.

At present, you are dreaming that as a part of your personal history you are reading these lines while identifying with the role of the spiritual seeker, and you are outraged by what you are actually reading.

The question may arise, ‘why do I claim that you are asleep and dreaming now?’. Well, from the state of consciousness I call Alertness, I can see that you are asleep, you believe yourself to be a separate self, you are a captive of the works of your mind.

You are not Present

What is the evidence for me to say that you are now asleep and, as a citizen of a dreamland, you are dreaming that you are awake?

It is because you are not present. To be present means that you are fully alert, attentive, and conscious in the present moment. Whatever you do, you do that fully consciously, you focus your entire attention on that particular activity.

Do you feel free to declare that you are present in every moment of your life?

What does it mean to be awake? It has happened to all of us that we have come under the spell of a mo...

11:43

A Christmas Story / There Is No Better Purpose Than To Serve Others. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article is about reaching people: maybe in a way that shows us how great we can be, no matter what the circumstances of our life. My vehicle is a short story about an ordinary man who carries out a simple mission. Yet, I'm confident the meaning of that story can still resonate today with people around the world.

11:43

Die reale Gefahr des Atomkriegs: Wird die Resolution der Generalversammlung zum Verbot von Nuklearwaffen “irdendetwas ändern, bevor es zu spät ist”? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Die Charta der Vereinten Nationen beginnt mit den Worten: “WIR, DIE VÖLKER DER VEREINTEN NATIONEN – FEST ENTSCHLOSSEN, künftige Geschlechter vor der Geißel des Krieges zu bewahren, die zweimal zu unseren Lebzeiten unsagbares Leid über die Menschheit gebracht hat.” In…

11:41

WikiLeaks Shows George Soros Controlling Vote With 16 States Using SmartMatic Voting Machines "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Wikileaks showed that a company linked to George Soros has voting machines in 16 different states. SmartMatic on their own website says they have offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States.

Via EndBegins

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Wikileaks showed that a company linked to George Soros has voting machines in 16 different states. SmartMatic on their own website says they have offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

In immediate lockstep, far-left liberal “fact checking” website Snopes issued a swift “denial” of the WikiLeaks revelation. You can read the entire WikiLeaks expose of SmartMatic here. SmartMatic, a UK based company, is a George Soros linked company that has provided voting technology in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” – Joseph Stalin

The company was formed in 2000 and a Chavez campaign adviser was placed on the board as well.

The chairman of SmartMatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who sits in the British House of Lords and on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. He was formerly the vice-chairman of Soros’s Investment Funds and even the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations when he worked as chief of staff to Kofi Annan. According to Wikileaks documents Smartmatic machines were used to rig the 2004 Venezuela elections in favor of Marxist candidate Hugo Chavez.

11:40

Former NYPD Sergeant Given Just Three Months in Jail After Committing $600,000 Social Security Fraud "IndyWatch Feed War"

Earlier this week, former NYPD Sgt. Thomas Shea was sentenced to just three months in jail for committing Social Security fraud over the course of two decades. Shea collected over $600,000 in disability payments after retiring from the New York Police Department due to a shoulder injury in 1993. However, from 1999 to 2014 he also worked as a commercial truck driver for several different companies.

Shea only came clean once he was informed that his claim was being investigated. (I.E. he knew he was about to get caught.) And his original injury claim was actually fake as well, based on a diagnosis from a crooked doctor. So there’s no real evidence that he had anything in mind except self-preservation when he confessed to his transgressions.

Via the New York Post:

Shea’s lawyer, Joseph Murray, asked for a probationary sentence with no imprisonment telling Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff, “To go in [to prison] and come out a convicted felon, where is he going to get a job? Tom Shea should be made to pay. Allow him to continue to work at it, where being in prison he’s stifled.”

Shea made full restitution of the $622,843 he ripped off, before sentencing.

“He only came forward after Social Security sent him a notice they were gong to redetermine his case. He came forward because he thought he had been caught,” US Attorney Sagar Ravi Ravi said in arguing for jail time.

Shea told Judge Rakoff, “Approximately 20 years ago I made the worst decision of my life. I knew I was committing fraud and not a day went by I wasn’t looking over my shoulder. I was looked up to and now I bow my head in shame.”

Answered Judge Rakoff, “Here’s the issue, you have the amount of money, over $600,000 — and the longevity —a couple of decades. As always with crimes of this nature it exposes an inconsistency even a hypocrisy of the person holding themselves to others as doing right.”

Obviously that’s a nice speech by the judge who sentenced him to just three months in jail, except it is entirely invalidated by that very tiny three...

11:40

Police: Man Sucker-Punches 85-Year-Old in New York City "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police: Man Sucker-Punches 85-Year-Old in New York City
Video captured a man allegedly sucker-punching an 85-year-old in a park on the Upper East Side of New York City.

11:38

Pentagon Say $6.5 Trillion Dollars Is Missing, Sparking Fears Of ‘New 9/11’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Pentagon cannot account for $6.5 trillion dollars according to a new Department of Defense Inspector General’s report– raising alarm bells not just because of the obvious lack of accountability and oversight, but because the last time the Pentagon ‘lost’ an enormous sum of money, 9/11 happened.

Via UsualRoutine

Pentagon Say $6.5 Trillion Dollars Is Missing, Sparking Fears Of ‘New 9/11’

Donald Rumsfeld was due to testify about a missing $2.3 trillion before Congress on September 13 2001, however the case was put on hold after the events of September 11.

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The paper trail was destroyed when one side of the Pentagon was blown up, and the $2.3 trillion dollar case was brushed under the rubble. The new case of the missing trillions, and the combustible political climate in the U.S. in 2016, has left many commentators fearing that “something big is about to happen again.”

Everyone knows by now that the US military has the largest budget on the planet. It’s so large in fact, that it could pay for China’s military budget 3 times over. Which has to make you wonder, where does all of that money go? You may think that question has an obvious answer, since we are aware of most of the military’s weapon systems, personnel numbers, and equipment.

In reality, we don’t know. And when I say we, I mean even our own government doesn’t really know. In response to Congressional demands that the Pentagon provide a comprehensive audit of their finances for the first time, a Department of Defense Inspector General’s report was published last week. It revealed that the Pentagon could not provide documentation pertaining to $6.5 trillion in transactions.

On top of that, the report showed that the Pentagon “did not document or support why the Defense Departmental Reporting System . . . removed at least 16,513 of 1.3 million records during Q3 FY 2015. As a result, the data used to prepare the FY 2015 AGF third quarter and year-end financial statements were unreliable and lacked an adequate audit trail.” Sounds like the Pentagon is deliberately hiding some of their expenses, doesn’t it?

Which wouldn’t come as a surprise, since the Pentagon has been ignoring a federal law passed 20 years ago, which mandates regular audits for all government agencies. In that time, they’ve never once provided a good explanation for where their our money is spent. Is this money being burned up in fraud and waste, or are they spe...

11:36

Media Silent As Militarized Police Return In-Force To Remove Peaceful DAPL Protesters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Today, the government has returned in force, in multiple busses brimming with militarized police and tactical weaponry, all for some peaceful non-violent protesters. Arrests have already begun at the “front-line camp,” a no-fly zone has been instituted, and cell and internet coverage have been shut-down; all the more reason to question the legitimacy of this […]

The post Media Silent As Militarized Police Return In-Force To Remove Peaceful DAPL Protesters appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.

11:34

Recently Leaked Documents Reveal What The Rockefeller’s Knew About UFOs "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A number of presidents and politicians have spoken openly about this “shadowy” government over the years; you can see more statements like the one above here. As far as who is in charge of operating these clandestine activities, who knows?

Via UsualRoutine

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“There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” – Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in United States history

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One great way to find out is to follow the money, and in doing so, it becomes immediately apparent that corporations sit higher than the government itself.

“It’s corruption really, the might of money, the corporations that hold governments in their hands, because of lobbying power and so forth, it’s really frightening.” – Jane Goodall (source)

The recognition that we now live in a ‘corporatocracy’ rather than a democracy has become almost a commonplace for many people. Above the corporations (who continually require access to cheap money), however, are the big banks. These groups supply cheap loans to corporation, enabling them to maintain their lobbying power and thus their influence over governmental policy. The banks in question include Chase, Bank of America, and Goldman Sachs, to name a few.

Above these big banks are the national central banks, like the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve. Above them still are the international central banks — the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. And finally, above these two is the central bank of central banks, the Bank for International Settlements.

The Rockefeller and Rothschild families are and have been involved with the creation of this system. If we follow the money, that is precisely where it leads.

When it comes to the UFO phenomenon, we know that governments have been kept in the dark, that there are developments being made within the “black budget” world, most notably within unacknowledged and waived...

11:30

Deterioration of Interracial Relations During Barack Obama’s Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Deterioration of Interracial Relations During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Deterioration of Interracial Relations During Barack Obama’s Presidency Obama has done more to hurt race relations in 7 years than has been done in the previous 30 years combined. All part of the over-arching plan to hand over our country to the globalist. While we are fighting each other, the globalist are stealing the remaining crumbs…

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11:30

Scientists find 19 pieces of NON-HUMAN DNA in the Human Genome "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Scientists find 19 pieces of NON-HUMAN DNA in the Human Genome

According to a new study, eight percent of our DNA  is ALIEN. In fact, it is made up of NON-HUMAN, viral fragments. The new study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The recent study revealed that there is literally non-human DNA residing in modern humans’ genome. This study comes after a froup of researchers from Tufts and University of Michigan Medical School examined 2,500 people.

Experts discovered that our DNA is less human and that nineteen pieces of Ancient Viral DNA exist within our own genome.

Most strikingly, experts discovered the full genetic mockup for an entire virus within 2 percent of the people they examined. According to sciencedaily.com, whether or not the virus can be replicated or reproduced, isn’t yet known. But other studies of ancient virus DNA have shown it can affect the humans who carry it.

ScienceDaily reports that the study offers new insight on human endogenous retroviruses. HERV’s are actually antique diseases which possess eerily similar characteristics to human immunodeficiency virus, the precursor to AIDS.

Experts believe that this ‘Viral DNA0 has been passed down through thousands of generations of human beings. The study’s authors are still unsure whether the ancient strains of DNA could cause infections.

“This one looks like it is capable of making infectious virus, which would be very exciting if true, as it would allow us to study a viral epidemic that took place long ago,” says senior author and virologist John Coffin, Ph.D. of the Tufts University School of Medicine. “This research provides important information necessary for understanding how retroviruses and humans have evolved together in relatively recent times.”

“Many studies have tried to link these endogenous viral elements to cancer and other diseases, but a major difficulty has been that we haven’t actually found all of them yet,” says co-first author Zachary H. Williams, a Ph.D. student at the Sackler School of G...

11:30

Strange change in colors on Saturn's northern pole "IndyWatch Feed World"

A camera on Cassini spacecraft revealed a change in colour on the northern polar region of the planet which occurred in four years. Two pictures taken in the space of four years by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Saturn's north polar region has changed colour. In 2012, the area inside the north-polar hexagon on Saturn was a darker, blue-grey shade. It is now a brighter golden colour. The Cassini mission is a joint project between Nasa, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. It is the first in-depth, up-close study of Saturn and its system of rings and moons, which started in 1997 when the orbiter and an ESA probe were launched into space. Seven years later, they reached Saturn, and the Cassini spacecraft became the first to orbit Saturn. For more than a decade now, scientists have uncovered a lot about the sixth planet from the Sun and the mission will come to an end next year.

11:30

Clinton Ally Neera Tanden: Person Who Approved Hillary’s Private Email Server Should Be ‘Drawn And Quartered’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yes, Neera, we do know. There she is, above. Because she wanted to avoid FOIA and assumed she would get away with it. Via The Blaze: Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, a leading supporter of Hillary Clinton and a member of her transition team, wanted the person responsible for the Democratic presidential nominee’s […]

11:30

“The Fed Failed…” And That Changes Everything "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

ABOOK August 2016 Potential CBO Last

Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners,

There is a growing body of public work that suggests Federal Reserve officials are prepared now for a very different sort of normalization than what had been envisioned up until this year. That comes, as noted earlier, with the realization that the economy is not just in rough shape but likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future.

The important caveat left off that bleak pronouncement is actually ceteris paribus. So long as the current policy and monetary system remains firmly in place, there is little hope the global economy will just spontaneously ignite. Since economists and central bankers have made it clear they aren’t going anywhere despite being wrong about everything up to now, here we are.

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Even Janet Yellen has been forced to concede that even if the Fed does manage to get on with further rate hikes, the ultimate destination for them in nominal terms is much less than prior “cycles.” Current thinking seems to be aiming for around 3% for the federal funds rate rather than 5% as had long been accepted. The way things are going, and as the Japanese showed, they will be lucky to get even half that far.

But in what can be only another sign of just how twisted, upside down, and easily receptive to pretzel logic the mainstream is now, that is supposed to be a good thing especially for stocks. Writing today for BloombergView, Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor for Allianz, makes this...

11:29

Militia That Took Over Wildlife Refuge Acquitted on Conspiracy, Weapons Charges "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

Seven of the militia members involved in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been acquitted on federal weapons and conspiracy charges, including Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

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Thursday’s verdict came after a month long trial over the occupation and standoff which lasted for nearly six weeks — and left one member of the militia dead. The defense had argued that it was not a conspiracy, but rather a peaceful protest.

“Ammon Bundy, the group’s de-facto leader, was charged, along with six followers, with theft of government property, possession of a firearm on a federal facility and impeding federal officers through threats, force, or intimidation,” Sputnik News reports.

The jury found the defendants not guilty on all charges except one, which they were deadlocked on.

As the judge stated the terms of Ammon Bundy’s release — his lawyer, Marcus Mumford, engaged in such an impassioned argument that he was tackled to the ground by US marshals. He is now in federal custody and his status remains unclear at this time.

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11:29

Scare tactics! Tech support scam claims your hard drive will be deleted "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scammers are trying to frighten their victims into phoning them up, claiming that their hard drive is only minutes away from being wiped.

David Bisson reports.

11:29

Militants Bomb Chevron Pipeline in Nigeria (CVX). "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian militants claim to have bombed an oil pipeline owned by Chevron Corp. (CVX) as a warning to oil companies not to repair damaged infrastructure until they have completed talks with the Nigerian government about sharing some of the oil wealth with the people of the Niger Delta. The attack came as a surprise, as […]

11:28

US Veterans Forced to Repay Signing Bonuses…While Billions in Aid Continues Flowing to Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Petition Launched to Stop Veterans from Having to Repay Bonuses By  Richard Edmondson Let’s say you recruit somebody to do a job for you. Because it’s a particularly dirty job, you’re having trouble finding people to fill the position…so… to sweeten the pot, you offer a $20,000 “signing bonus.” That’s in addition, of course, to […]

11:28

New Solar Panels Pull Drinking Water From The Air Because Clean Water Is A Human Right "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In an exciting new development, a startup company called Zero Mass Water has created solar panels that passively and efficiently pull water from the sky, purify it, and transport it to the tap for drinking and cooking purposes. These solar panels are seriously changing the game for both tap water and clean energy.

Via TrueActivist

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Though the primary motivation for creating these panels was to help people living without access to clean drinking water, it can also help a variety of people from all walks of life while conserving traditional energy that is bad for the environment.

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The founder and CEO of the startup, Cody Friesen, said he was inspired when he was setting up another one of his technologies in Indonesia and thought about the abundance of rain, but lack of clean water in the region. He decided to focus his efforts on improving the global water supply. Friesen told Fastco Exist:

“Everybody’s heard about the latest nanofilter this…or whatever the latest pump technology is. None of those end up being sort of the leapfrog technology that addresses the fact that drinking water is a fundamental human right, and yet we have one person dying every 10 seconds from waterborne illness on the planet.”

Credit: Zero Mass Water

Since waterborne illnesses are so prevalent, this water can save millions of lives and slowly...

11:28

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It’s good to see Microsoft on top of this.

∞ Read this on The Loop

11:27

BREAKING: Plane Carrying U.S. VP Candidate MIKE PENCE Slides Off NY Runway "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

A plane carrying U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence and his campaign crew has slid off the runway in New York’s LaGuardia Airport at approximately 8 p.m. EST today according to WPIX-TV.

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There were 37 people on board the plane, including Pence. No injuries have been declared or deaths at the time of this writing. Pence told reporters that he was fine and no one on board was injured. The plane is likely a Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737 which Pence is known to use.

The flight was initially delayed because of inclement weather at LaGuardia, giving Pence time to toss around a football while stranded in Iowa, where he tweeted this photo reported Fox6.

“We could feel the plane moving, and it was just not a natural landing that you experience,”

~CNN’s Elizabeth Landers, told, Erin Burnett.

The likely cause – sabotage? No it’s likely because the runway was wet and prevented the plane from getting traction according to Mary Schiavo, a former inspector general for the Department of Transportation. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said that they will be investigating the cause of the accident according to Q13FOX.

“When there’s a layer of water on it, it is very much like hydroplaning in your car. LaGuardia has had this very thing happen before.”
~Mary Schiavo, a former inspector general for the Department of Transportation, said.

Was Pence the target of a Senator Wellstone, Larry P. McDonald, RFK plane crash assassination attempt?  Or was this just an accident? Considering the Clintons have a very large body bag count list of all of their political enemies anything is possible. It’s only 12 days away from the election where it’s possible that this was just a plane malfunction from the wheels not catching traction on the runway due to slippery conditions on the asphalt. It still needs to be investigated and probed what caused the crash and nothing can...

11:26

Election’s Rape and Sexual Assault Accusations Need to Be Taken Seriously "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Sonali Kolhatkar

Donald Trump is running for the highest office in the nation. While all men need to be held to high standards when it comes to sexual assault, those who run for president deserve the utmost scrutiny.


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11:26

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Listen to Africa’s Voice, UN Urged
October 28, 2016
Lovemore Chikova in BEIJING, China
Zimbabwe Herald

China on Tuesday urged the United Nations to listen to the voice of Africa and increase its representation considering that more than a quarter of its members come from the continent.Speaking during a reception to mark the 45th anniversary since China regained its lawful seat at the UN, State Councillor Yang Jiechi said the world body should consider developing countries. The reception was attended by officials at the UN offices in China and diplomats from several countries, including Zimbabwean ambassador to China Paul Chikawa.

Councillor Yang’s appeal for more representation of Africa at the UN resonates with President Mugabe’s consistent call, in line with a resolution passed by the continent’s leaders at Ezulwini in Swaziland, for the continent to be accorded two permanent seats in the Security Council.

President Mugabe made his latest call for the resolution to be respected after returning from the United Nations General Assembly last month. He said African countries were intensifying their push to get the two permanent seats and were exploring the option of pulling out of the UN if their demand for the reform was not met.

Under the Ezulwini Consensus agreed to in 2005, African countries have been requesting two permanent seats in the UN Security Council, as well as five non-permanent seats.

Councillor Jiechi said the UN should listen to Africa, considering the continent’s contribution to the world body. “With over one quarter of its membership coming from Africa, the United Nations should direct more attention to Africa, listen to its voice, deliver benefits to it and increase its representation and say,” he said.

“This is the key to global peace and development and what international responsibility and justice is about.”

Councillor Yang said the United Nations should remain the pacesetter for improving global governance.

“It meets widely shared aspirations of UN member states, the developing members in particular, to foster a global governance system that is more equitable, just, inclusive and rule-based,” he said.

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11:24

Shocking New Mock Hillary Ad Campaign Warns She’ll Take Us to War: #EnlistforHer, #FightforHer, #DieforHer "IndyWatch Feed World"

By The Daily Sheeple

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A lot of people, especially millennials, are concerned at Hillary’s war rhetoric, and especially the stuff she made up about tying Wikileaks to Russia at the last debate.

Now an ominous new mock ad campaign about registering for the draft for Hillary on Twitter complete with hashtags, #ImWithHer, #EnlistforHer, #FightforHer, and #DieforHer is making the rounds, reminding us all how close America currently is to World War III and which candidate would definitely without a doubt be all about going to war against Russia.

At first glance, it is scary how real these look.

#Enlistforher #FightForHer #ImWithHer #KillForHer #DieForHer #BeEvisceratedForHer #NuclearWarForHer pic.twitter.com/SyJhs92hij

— Rich Corey (@RichCore9007) October 27, 2016

Pre-register for the draft today, nuclear war is coming #ImWithHer #FightForHer #EnlistForHer pic.twitter.com/iPi6IjUU9d

— MicroSpookyLeaks™ (@WDFx2EU7) October 27, 2016

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Shocking New Mock Hillary Ad Campaign Warns She’ll Take Us to War: #EnlistforHer, #FightforHer, #DieforHer "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A lot of people, especially millennials, are concerned at Hillary’s war rhetoric, and especially the stuff she made up about tying Wikileaks to Russia at the last debate.

Now an ominous new mock ad campaign about registering for the draft for Hillary on Twitter complete with hashtags, #ImWithHer, #EnlistforHer, #FightforHer, and #DieforHer is making the rounds, reminding us all how close America currently is to World War III and which candidate would definitely, without a doubt, be all about going to war against Russia.

At first glance, it is scary how real these look.

11:23

Anonymous: World War 3 Is On The Horizon, Prepare.. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been said a number of times over the past year, that WWIII could be on the horizon. Recent events and statements between Russia and the United States have people believing it’s closer than ever. But is this really the case? Should we be worried?

Via CollectiveEvolution

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Since almost everything real and important taking place is kept from the masses while we are distracted by mainstream media and pop culture, it’s tough to say what is really going on. But if we begin to look at the various things going on in the world, we can piece together some interesting things.

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In this case, anonymous is hinting that WWIII is inching closer. Some people even believe it has already begun. But you know what? I’m not sure we need to move into fear. First check out the video, then read on.

Not All Bad News

Right off the bat many start worrying about nuclear bombs, and that’s fair. But there is also an interesting fact to consider: UFOs have been shooting down nuclear threats over the last few decades.

Dozens of foreign governments have released thousands of pages of UFO related documents –here is an example of the latest batch released from the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense in June 2013. Other country’s governments who have done the same include Mexico, France, Argentina, Russia and Belgium, just to name a few.

The fact that governments have released and documented information that detail UFO encounters with the military, as well as supposed extraterrestrial encounters with people, tells us that they’ve had and do have a high level of interest when it comes to the topic of UFOs and extraterrestrials. Had this information remained classified, nobody would officially be able to say that governments have allocated resources to investigate this phenomenon, and it would have remained in the “conspiracy” realm. At the same time, it’s important to remember that this issue goes far beyond and well above government control.

“It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects which both congress and the commander in chief know nothing about.” – Paul Hellyer, Former Canadian Defense Minister...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Khama: SADC's Slouching Novice
October 27, 2016
Sydney Kawadza Senior Features Writer
Zimbabwe Herald

“Khama, Khama, Khama,” President Mugabe said on September 15, 2008. The President was addressing delegates who had witnessed the historic signing of the Global Political Agreement between Zanu-PF, MDC and MDC-T. The parties, which made up the Zimbabwean Parliament, were agreeing to form an inclusive Government, which came into effect the following year.

For the first time, President Mugabe seemed to be at a loss of words as he tried to make a point towards Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama. The momentary pause came after the President had taken time to chronicle the journey Zimbabwe had travelled since 2000 and how each Sadc country had played its part to find a solution to the challenges faced in the country.

Khama had in his wisdom or lack thereof decided to throw overboard diplomatic etiquette to attack the Zimbabwean leadership. He had taken a stance and peddled it while meddling in Zimbabwe’s political affairs. President Mugabe, acting like a true statesman, instead gave his counterpart a history lecture.

It was a lesson on relations shared by Southern African states. It was a lecture on, firstly, the role played by the Frontline States, leading to the independence of most countries in the region and, secondly, how as Sadcc, the countries united in pushing for economic cooperation and development.

All in all, President Mugabe’s lesson to Khama, was on the importance of regional integration.

Did that lesson reach Khama?

It seems nothing is getting into the Botswana leader’s head. Khama continues to be the region’s problem child! A slouching novice who does not seem to know the strictures of sovereignty.

His statements against President Mugabe have become nothing, but rhetoric. His grandiloquence deserves only silence. But, Khama, the delinquent and insolent cousin, is never done until he goes against the region. He has since decided to pick a fight with South Africa over the latter’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

South Africa announced last Friday that it plans to withdraw from the ICC. The move came three days...

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A Pocket Camera with Many Eyes - Inside the Development of Light "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The creator of the new Light digital camera explains how he made it work:

The best digital cameras today are SLRs (single-lens reflex cameras), which use a movable mirror to guide the same light rays that fall on the sensor into the viewfinder. These cameras normally have precisely ground glass lenses and large, high-quality image sensors. In the right hands, they can shoot amazing pictures, with brilliant colours and pleasing lighting effects, often showing a crisply focused subject and an aesthetically blurred background.

But these cameras are big, heavy, and expensive: A good digital SLR (DSLR) with a decent set of lenses—including a standard 50 mm, a wide angle, and a telephoto, for example—can easily set you back thousands of dollars.

So most photos today aren't being shot with DSLRs but with the tiny camera modules built into mobile phones. Nobody pretends these pictures match the quality of a photograph taken by a good DSLR; they tend to be grainy, and the camera allows very little artistic control. But smartphone cameras certainly are easy to carry around.

Can't we have it both ways ? Couldn't a high-quality yet still-tiny camera somehow be fit into a mobile device ?

The Light camera starts with a collection of inexpensive plastic-lens camera modules and mechanically driven mirrors. We put them in a device that runs the standard Android operating system along with some smart algorithms. The result is a camera that can do just about everything a DSLR can—and one thing it can't: fit in your pocket.

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Will Australia become the global nuclear toilet? Events in Adelaide 29 October "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

text-Please-Notefrom Iain Walker of New Democracy. What you have written is not correct. They are not facilitators. newDemocracy did process design and oversight, while the government gave the commercial facilitation contract to DemocracyCo (Emily Jenke, CEO).  (see sections below in pink)

Noel Wauchope  I have contacted Mr Walker, asking for correct information on the roles of the persons that I named as “facilitators”

 Will Australia become the global nuclear toilet?, Noel Wauchope,   It’s not obvious to the alp-indecision 1rest of the nation, but this question is about to be advocated in two South Australian events, that will have repercussions for the whole of Australia. These are the second Nuclear Citizens’ Jury in Adelaide on October 29 and the South
Australian Labor Party Conference, also on October 29.  The ALP conference is really the most important one, as Premier Weatherill will surely need the backing of his own party as he moves to the process of overturning South Australia’s law against nuclear waste importing.

Indeed, the Nuclear Citizens’ Jury is really irrelevant. Whatever decision it makes, is in no way binding on the government. And anyway, this so-called “Jury” of 350 persons cannot make a convincing decision. The brief given to them is worded, in terms that come straight from the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission South Australia’s (NFCRC)  report that advocated nuclear waste importing:

Under what circumstances, if any, could South Australia pursue the opportunity to store and dispose of nuclear waste from other countries?

I understand that some jurors wanted a change from this question, but no change was allowed.

The previous Citizens’ Jury had some very dubious witness presentations, particularly on the health effects of ionisi...

11:21

Mike Pence Plane Skids off Runway in LaGuardia – Reports “all ok”… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NEW YORK – Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s campaign plane slid off the runway after landing at LaGuardia Airport Thursday evening, NBC News reports. The governor was checked to make sure he was OK, according to an NBC campaign embed. … Continue reading

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Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week Day 2: Gozel Green "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. Gozel Green‘s colour palette for this collection was perfect for Spring Summer, or all year round in our fashion industry. The collection featured lots of bright colours from yellow to blue and even peach. See the Collection […]

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Zuma Expected in Harare for Trade Talks
October 27, 2016
Innocent Ruwende Senior Reporter
Zimbabwe Herald

South African President Mr Jacob Zuma is expected here next Thursday to attend the inaugural session of the Bi-National Commission where Zimbabwe and South Africa are set to discuss trade, investment, energy, tourism, water, health, regional and global developments. The Bi-National Commission would be jointly chaired by President Mugabe and Mr Zuma. President Zuma leads a delegation of eight Cabinet ministers and a number of agreements are expected to be signed at the conclusion of the meeting. The BNC was established on April 8 last year following the signing of an agreement by ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries during a State visit to South Africa by President Mugabe.

During the visit, three landmark agreements and two memoranda of understanding, which are expected to steer bilateral relations and development of the two neighbours to greater heights, were penned.

The BNC is a successor to the Joint Commission for Cooperation signed by Zimbabwe and South Africa on March 2, 1995 and it seeks ways and means of promoting and enhancing cooperation in the various sectors of Government and to coordinate initiatives in this regard as well as to facilitate contact between the public and private sectors of the two countries.

In a statement yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the session to be held in Harare on November 3, would be preceded by a ministerial meeting on November 2 and a senior officials meeting from October 31 to November 1 this year.

“It is also expected that a number of agreements will be signed at the conclusion of the meeting. On October 21, 2016 the Political and Diplomacy Committee of the Zimbabwe – South Africa Bi-National Commission met in Harare.

“The committee emphasised the importance of political and diplomatic consultations as a forum to enhance bilateral cooperation and an effective mechanism to track progress on the implementation of decisions taken at the BNC and other consultations,” reads the statement.

During Pr...

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Pence Plane Slides off Runway at LaGuardia Airport "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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NEW YORK CITY, New York — The plane of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence with the governor, staff, U.S. Secret Service, reporters and flight staff on board, skidded off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Thursday. Everyone is okay and no injuries are reported. This reporter was also on board.

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AMDGPU In Linux 4.10 To Have Better Power Management, New VM Manager "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Alex Deucher has sent in the first pull request to DRM-Next of early material to stage for Radeon/AMDGPU DRM kernel driver changes targeting Linux 4.10...

11:11

Julian Assange Proof of Life Video a FAKE "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alex Ansary

In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on a fake Julian Assange Proof of Life Video. Visit Site

11:10

New FCC privacy rules protect broadband users "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules that require broadband ISPs to protect the privacy of their customers. The rules ensure broadband customers have meaningful choice, greater transparency and strong security protections for their personal information collected by ISPs. The rules implement the privacy requirements of Section 222 of the Communications Act for broadband ISPs, giving broadband customers the tools they need to make informed decisions about how their information is used and shared by … More

11:10

Mike Pence’s Campaign Plane Skids Off Runway At LaGuardia Airport "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s campaign plane just slid off the runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York City during heavy rain. Emergency crews responded to the incident, but journalists on the plane quickly tweeted that there were no injuries.

BREAKING: Campaign plane carrying Gov Mike Pence skids off runway while landing at LaGuardia Airport, no injuries reported pic.twitter.com/L0DwgT1b28

— News Republic (@NewsRepublic) October 28, 2016

**Everyone is okay, including the candidate — but the Pence campaign plane slid off runway upon landing at LaGuardia pic.twitter.com/EDG1GEjVnQ

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) October 27, 2016

Emergency crew on site. The governor stood up and made sure everyone was okay. https://t.co/rFHIVM0K9Q

— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) October 27, 2016

#Breaking:Mike Pence campaign plane slid off the runway upon landing at New York’s LaGuardia Airport pic.twitter.com/5B7kqPQ4VI

— Michael Delauzon (@MichaelDelauzon) October 28, 2016

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11:10

16 Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Police Move in "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Peacefully throwing things at police and setting fires. Via ABC: Police arrested 16 people at a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota today as officers attempted to disperse the crowd, authorities said. Officers also used pepper spray against protesters who police said were throwing things at them and refusing to comply with […]

11:10

Trump and the Power of Money "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Peter Koenig Imagine, Donald Trump would accede to the US Presidency, an unlikely event with the presstitute media relentlessly slamming, slashing and demonizing him, not unlike they do with

11:09

Common Swifts can Spend Ten Months in the Air "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If this were April, I don't think I would believe it:
The common swift is a bird shaped by and for the air. In flight it looks like a crescent moon, with just a hint of head and a tail that, when spread, echoes the curve of its wings.

Scientists have now confirmed that it can spend up to 10 months in the air without landing. Only when it makes a nest does it need to come to Earth. It can even mate during flight.

Anders Hedenström, a biologist at the University of Lund, and his colleagues determined how much time swifts spend in the air by capturing them in southern Sweden, where they summer and nest, and attaching micro data loggers.
Some swifts rest occasionally, but on the whole, when they are not nesting, they spend 99 percent of their time in the air. They sleep in the air, but plenty of birds do that. I don't know of any other that can spend months straight in the air. Astonishing.

11:08

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016 Day 2: Deji Eniola "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. Deji Eniola‘s collection, a well tailored fusion of menswear, androgynous womenswear and safari jackets in suit fabrics – which was something new. See the Collection Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

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BREAKING: Jury Acquits Leaders of Oregon Standoff of Federal Charges… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Backstory HERE and HERE PORTLAND, Ore. –  The leaders of an armed group who seized a national wildlife refuge in rural Oregon were acquitted Thursday in the 41-day standoff that brought new attention to a long-running dispute over control of … Continue reading

11:07

Alex Jones Declares Trump Landslide Victory "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alex Ansary

In today’s video, Christopher Greene of AMTV reports on Alex Jones Prediction of a Donald Trump Landslide Victory. Visit Site

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Statement on Remarks Attributed to ANCYL President Cde Collen Maine
18 October 2016

On Saturday, 15 October 2016, the ANCYL President, Cde Collen Maine, addressed the ANC Ethekwini march, outside the Durban City Hall. The address of the President of the ANCYL prompted some opportunists within the country to allege that some of his statements amounted inciting violence.

As the ANCYL, we do not view the said statements in that way and in particular, we do not view the said statements as amounting to inciting violence.

Section 16 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa affords every person a right to freedom of expression, which right includes the right to impart information and ideas, provided that this right does not extend to inciting imminent violence.

For one to be accused of inciting violence - "violence must be intended, likely and imminent".

The statement made by the President of the ANCYL were taken out of context.

First and foremost, the statement was not directed against any specific person; neither was it intended or directed at any particular person or group of persons.

The President of the ANCYL League does not have the authority to instruct members of the MK Veterans to bring guns. Such authority lies elsewhere, in particular with the President of the MK Veterans.

The President of the ANCYL did not call for any members of the MK Veterans to shoot at any person. Therefore, it cannot be said that he was inciting violence. In anyway, he is incapable of doing so given that he is not the President of the MK Veterans. As a result, the alleged violence is not likely nor in any way imminent.

The ANCYL wishes to put it on record that both itself and its President does not promote violence in South Africa in any form and/or whatever manner.

Attempts to Remove President Zuma from Office

Ironically, the ANCYL has noted the ease with which any person in South Africa today, including leaders of various political organisations and civil society organisations, call for and threaten to remove our democratically elected President of the Republic of South Africa. They make these threats by calling for mass demonstrations and...

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'Unlawful' US airstrikes kill 300 civilians in Syria — bombs dropped a second time to kill first responders "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the media and the general population in the United States remain distracted by the sham elections, the US military is waging undeclared war across the middle east. Just this week, we reported that 60 civilians were killed, and over 200 injured during a US-led airstrike in Iraq. Now, only a day later in Syria, 300 innocent civilians have died as a result of 11 different airstrikes conducted by a US-led coalition. The killings were largely absent from the major headlines in American mainstream media, but the operations were condemned by human rights organization Amnesty International. The organization stated that the US Central Command (CENTCOM) "may have... carried out unlawful attacks" in Syria, killing civilians. Lynn Maalouf, Deputy Director for Research at Amnesty International's Beirut regional office said that the CENTCOM is downplaying the human cost of the recent attacks "We fear the US-led coalition is significantly underestimating the harm caused to civilians in its operations in Syria," she said. "It's high time the US authorities came clean about the full extent of the civilian damage caused by coalition attacks in Syria. Independent and impartial investigations must be carried out into any potential violations of international humanitarian law and the findings should be made public," she added. According to witnesses, "double tap" airstrikes, in which the same target is attacked multiple times, ended up killing numerous first responders who were trying to save innocent victims trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

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Breaking: Oregon Standoff: All Defendants Found Not Guilty… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Get the popcorn. Via Oregon Live: Update at 4:10 p.m.: All defendants found not guilty. Update: The jury reported to the court Thursday afternoon that it has reached consensus on all but one charge. The jury sent a note to the judge that members have “exhausted all discussion” and can’t come to an agreement, and […]

11:00

Space Dashboard "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Click to pretend you’re an astronaut. It’s amazing. Source: Space Dashboard

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11:00

Boys will be boys "IndyWatch Feed National"

You are fifteen when your friend’s classmate is abducted. She was walking home from your favourite shopping centre where you like to go and hang out on Thursday nights with your friends. Her picture is all over the news for a few weeks and it’s labelled a Teen Tragedy. Some boy was bothering her at work all the time. She asked him to stop but he didn’t so she had to quit her job. People say she probably ran away with him.

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Where strangers become family "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

A unique affordable-housing community supports both foster families and elders who might be looking for a few extra grandchildren.

Reba Chainey, right, prepares dinner for roughly 50 people every Wednesday for “Happiness Hour,” when families and elders convene for a meal, conversation, and, later, playtime. Credit: YES! Magazine/Paul Dunn. All rights reserved.

After a long day of preschool, five-year-old Joaquin Crowell still has energy to burn. He bounds from a TV cartoon to a magnetic fishing game, from blowing up a green balloon to listening to his favorite story, Bedtime for Frances. And 73-year-old Chris Conners is only too happy to oblige. To Joaquin, she is his oma— “grandma” in her native German. And to Conners, “He’s like my grandson. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him.”

Joaquin isn’t the only child Conners watches regularly in the comfort of her apartment. She is one of 29 senior citizens who live at Bridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon, where elders help neighbors in myriad ways, gaining what amounts to an extended family in return.

That’s the mission of this privately funded nonprofit organization that established a multigenerational community on a former elementary school site in North Portland. The cluster of townhomes and apartments brings together low-income elders and nine adults who have adopted or are in the process of adopting children out of foster care through an organization that provides on-site services and creates a support network for all. Inspired by Hope Meadows, a similar development in Illinois, Bridge Meadows is building an additional site in the Portland suburb of Beaverton and has become a model for others, from a home for pregnant teens aging out of foster care in Washington, D.C., to a community for Native American foster families and elders across town in Portland.

Multigenerational housing is not a new concept. But the nation’s aging population—with the number of people age 65 and older expected to nearly double by 2050—is changing the way people live. As baby boomers age, their numbers will necessitate new options for retirement living and long-term care. Bridge Meadows addresses that need and more, by supporting foster children, who tend to face learning and behavioral challenges, while giving often-single elders some connection to others. Here, the proverbial village cares for everyone.

“Living at Bridge Meadows requires a willingness to be connected and part of a community,” says Executive Director Derenda Schubert. “When you want that, then you...

Bill and Chelsea Respond To Clinton Foundation Scandal "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Doug Band

After coming under intense criticism for alleged pay-to-play activities, Bill and Chelsea Clinton recently sat down with Billboard to defend the Clinton Foundation and all of the great work it does…apparently like hosting concerts with Elton John, Usher, Bon Jovi and Sting. Of course, the attempts to repair the Foundation’s tarnished image come as it has suffered in recent weeks from the relentless daily flow of damaging emails leaked by WikiLeaks showing numerous internal conflicts of interest, donations from questionable foreign leaders and seemingly blatant “pay-to-play” activities involving the Clintons’ work in Haiti and elsewhere.

Bill Clinton, vibrant and trim at 70, in a tailored navy suit and a bright red tie, strolls into Billboard’s makeshift photo studio at the New York Hilton Midtown in late September, during the 12th and final meeting of his charitable foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which has long tapped musicians to give voice to causes. “It’s astonishing the impact they’re ­having,” says the president about the artists he has worked with through the years, from Elton John to Usher. Right now, rock legends Jon Bon Jovi and Sting trail him quietly like starstruck roadies.

Their family name is getting dragged through the mud along with the reputation of the foundation to which Clinton has ­dedicated his post-White House life. While Hillary remains the clear frontrunner in the election, with just days to go, a steady drip of embarrassing-at-best hacked emails, released by WikiLeaks, has dampened spirits during her ­campaign’s stretch run. In the latest example, on Wednesday (Oct. 26), media outlets reported on a leaked memo from 2011 that raises further concerns about the intersection of the former president’s charitable work with his and his colleagues’ personal enrichment, in which a veteran aide to the president said that Clinton “gets many expensive gifts” from donors, while Chelsea warned of various aides profiting from the Foundation’s endeavors.

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10:57

The Most Shocking Campaign Ad You’ve Ever Seen "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Mikael Thalen

Video highlights Clinton’s dangerous military posture as world plunges closer to war.

The post The Most Shocking Campaign Ad You’ve Ever Seen appeared first on Infowars.

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10:57

GMOs, pesticides & chemicals - don't trust the Feds "IndyWatch Feed World"

". . . new chemicals come from our laboratories in an endless stream; almost 500 annually find their way into actual use in the United States alone...500 new chemicals to which the bodies of men and animals are required somehow to adapt each year, chemicals totally outside the limits of biologic experience." - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962) Two years after Rachel Carson sounded the above warning, she died of breast cancer. Now 50 years later, the pesticide and chemical assault on our health that Carson exposed in her book, Silent Spring, has intensified. Newer toxic chemicals like Monsanto's Roundup and Syngenta's atrazine have taken over where DDT and arsenic left off. Despite massive scientific evidence that these chemicals are poisoning us, U.S. regulatory agencies have avoided or delayed taking action on thousands of deadly chemicals, including Monsanto's Roundup (active ingredient glyphosate) and Syngenta's atrazine, the two most heavily sprayed poisons on GMO corn and soybeans, America's top crops. The European Union, utilizing the "precautionary principle," has banned several dozen agricultural pesticides and practices that still pollute U.S. food, food packaging, water, body care, cosmetic, and cleaning products. Still, and despite the fact that the President's Cancer Panel, in 2010, warned that up to 80 percent of U.S. cancer cases—currently striking 48 percent of men, 38 percent of women, and increasing numbers of children—are directly caused by poisons in our environment and food, by Big Food, pharmaceutical, chemical and genetic engineering corporations, aided and abetted by federal government bureaucrats, are still telling us "don't worry."

10:56

Eric Garner’s Daughter Slams Hillary Team for Using His Death for Politics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To lose a father, and then for elitist politicians to USE his death for their cheap political campaign… is absolutely reprehensible. No family deserves this. Yet it is exactly what

The post Eric Garner’s Daughter Slams Hillary Team for Using His Death for Politics appeared first on Filming Cops.

10:56

CNN’s Zeleny: Emails Reflect ‘Dysfunction, Disagreement and Even Disgust’ in Clinton Circle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Thursday on CNN, while discussing the latest WikiLeaks, which exposed former president Bill Clinton’s aggressive lobbying for large speaking fees from donors to the Clinton Foundation, senior Washington correspondent Jeff Zeleny said, “You get the sense of dysfunction, disagreement and even disgust between the old guard and the new guard,” in the Clinton world. Zeleny said, “You get the sense of dysfunction, disagreement and even disgust between the old guard and the new guard. But the Clinton world writ large is trying to ignore all of these emails. They’re trying to look forward to the future some 12 days or so away before election day.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

10:55

In libelous new “report,” SPLC equates foes of jihad terror with those who commit jihad massacres "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jihad Watch, by Robert Spencer, October 27, 2016: The objective of this libelous new report from the hard-Left money-making and incitement machine the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is made plain within it: “Before you book a spokesperson from an anti-Muslim … Continue reading

10:54

Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week 2016 Day 2: Amede "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 2 of the Heineken Lagos Fashion and Design Week has come to a close and here’s your BN Style Runway Recap. Amede‘s collection was a sea of Adire prints on fluid fabrics, which always look graceful and elegant when coming down the runway. See the Collection Photo Credits: Kola Oshalusi (Insigna)

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

O.R TAMBO: A CHAMPION OF WOMEN’S EMANCIPATION
27th October 2016
MEOKGO MATUBA
ANC Viewpoints

On this day 99 years ago, a liberator, fighter and protector of women’s rights was born.

We hail the blessed mother to Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo (OR), umama uJulia, who carried and nurtured an African man with a sensitive heart and fighting spirit for women’s emancipation.

The year 2016 marks the 98 Years of Women’s Struggles.

The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) has been honoring those who have made significant contributions in the struggle for women emancipation. This cannot be complete until we take the journey from the era of President Oliver Reginald Tambo who took women issues to the center stage within the African National Congress (ANC) and provided leadership in society with regards to women empowerment.

It may not be a story that’s usually narrated but history tells us that back in 1941, one white person who was in charge of the kitchen at the then College of Fort Hare where Cde OR was a Sciences student, assaulted a black woman employee. As it was expected during the dark days of segregation, an enquiry into the matter exonerated the white man involved. It was none other than Tambo who influenced students to stage a boycott of classes in protest. Standing up for the rights of a black woman employee, amongst many of his leadership qualities, elevated Comrade OR’s into being unanimously elected chairperson of the Students’ Committee of his residence, Beda Hall in 1942.

As we honor the life and the legacy of President Tambo, we acknowledge his contribution towards women empowerment and gender equality and the impact thereof. His commitment in advocating for gender equality that began during his student days, continued. When Tambo was the head of the ANC’s Constitutional Commission in 1959, he recommended that more constitutional recognition be given to the ANCWL hence we are indeed humbled to be part of today’s celebration.

President Tambo further advanced the agenda of our liberation by forming a committee on women emancipation guided by the ANC on issues of gender equality and the struggle for women’s rights. This era also marked the endorsement of non-racialism...

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

IN MEMORY OF PRESIDENT OLIVER TAMBO
27th October 2016
PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA
ANC Viewpoints

October month is important in the African National Congress (ANC) as it marks Oliver Tambo Month, a month of renewal and reflection on the values of our glorious movement, based on the life of this illustrious leader of our people.

On this day, 27th of October 2016, President Oliver Reginald Tambo would have turned 99 years old. This makes 2017 a crucial year for our movement as it marks the Centenary of OR, one of the most outstanding leaders to be produced by our country and continent.

We must therefore use the next twelve months leading to the centenary of OR Tambo to draw the best lessons from his life and to understand his rare qualities that compelled our icon and former President Nelson Mandela to describe him as “a great giant that strode the globe like a colossus.”
Deep and strategic reflections on the life of President Oliver Tambo will offer us the opportunity to confront and deal with the challenges facing both the ANC as a movement of the people and our beloved country, South Africa at this juncture.

This is because OR Tambo was a solution oriented leader who always sought to move forward on the basis of building consensus among all forces necessary for such a movement forward. This ability to bring together people with different views on both strategic and tactical questions and inculcating in them the appreciation of superior logic earned President Tambo great admiration from all his comrades and affirmed him as an impartial leader belonging rigidly to no particular group or strand of thinking within the movement.

Comrade OR, as he is affectionately known, gave everyone in our movement the confidence that they could engage him on any matter and they would receive a fair hearing without prejudice or predetermined attitudes. It is precisely owing to this that he is credited foremost among all leaders as the one who skilfully held our movement together during the darkest days in our history when all seemed hopeless.

The longest ever serving president of the African National Congress from 1969 to 1991, OR Tambo’s presidency firmly entrenched the broad church character of the ANC, wher...

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21 Things We’ve Learned About Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks That the MSM Won’t Share…But YOU Can! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

21 Things We’ve Learned About Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks

21 Things We’ve Learned About Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks That the MSM Won’t Share…But YOU Can! Let’s talk about Wikileaks. First of all, the organization was founded by Julian Assange back in 2006. Their website explains what they are all about: “WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise restricted official…

The post 21 Things We’ve Learned About Hillary Clinton from Wikileaks That the MSM Won’t Share…But YOU Can! appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Exclusive — Statistical Tie: Latest Breitbart/Gravis Poll Shows Donald Trump Closes the Gap with Less Than Two Weeks Left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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NEW YORK CITY, New York — Donald J. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has closed the gap with his Democratic opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton with just a couple weeks left in the election, the latest national Breitbart News Network/Gravis Marketing poll shows.

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

REMEMBERING CDE OR TAMBO: UNITE TO ADVANCE THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
27th October 2016
NJABULO B NZUZA
ANC Viewpoints

In the month of October we remember President Oliver Tambo. The principal motivation for this remembrance is to immortalize his memory through time and to draw important political lessons from his life.

The electoral results of August 3 have emboldened the misguided idea that the ANC is experiencing challenges that are impossible to overcome. This is stated as part of an effort to convince many members of the ANC and society to desert the movement.

We, however, have to remind ourselves that even Comrade Oliver Tambo led the ANC during difficult times with many internal challenges that could have killed the movement. The banning of the ANC by the apartheid regime and the mass arrest of its senior leaders between 1961 and1964 meant that the ANC had to quickly rethink its political and organizational strategy. This included the transformation of its external mission to a complete exile situation with military, political and organizational dimensions that the ANC had not anticipated and prepared for systematically.

The death of President Luthuli effectively meant comrade Tambo had to assume overall leadership of the ANC, in exile and back at home, with all the complications that came with it, including serious internal divisions. However, Cde OR actively sought to allow dissent to express itself in a manner that didn’t compromise the unity of purpose that the movement is about. In his own thinking, the ANC represented something greater than a political party and its unity had to be defended at all cost.

He viewed the ANC as a decisive development in the birth of an African Nation out of the historical patterns of tribal nationalism. In his view, the formation of the ANC was part of a transformation of the old political institutions of the oppressed towards the creation of a single African identity, with the ANC serving as the platform upon which this new identity would be fashioned out. He made this point quite clearly on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the ANC, on 8 January 1972, when he said;

“After the festivities, activities and holidays marking the end of the year and the beginning...

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NATO, US, & UK To Assemble Largest Troop Buildup On Russian Border Since Cold War "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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In the midst of deepening tension between US allies NATO and Russia, NATO is planning the largest military buildup along the Russian border since the cold war.

NATO called on allied governments this week to contribute whatever troops and equipment they can to the effort. According to Reuters, thousands of troops are expected to arrive in the coming days and weeks.

It was reported that Italy, France, Denmark and other European states are expected to join the NATO military divisions that will be led by the United States along Russia’s border.

On Wednesday, Britain announced it is sending hundreds of soldiers and hardware to Russia’s borders as part of a huge military deployment.

A total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia as part of the biggest military build-up of NATO troops on Russia’s borders since the Cold War.

In addition to the forces allocated for his specific operation, NATO has an army of over 40,000 ready to be called up to fight at any time.

The US military claims that this threatening move is meant to act as a “deterrent” to the Russian military, but this is obvious a move that will escalate tensions and push towards a possible third world war.

“This is a credible deterrence, not to provoke a conflict but to prevent conflict,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday — ironically ignoring the fact that it is a de facto provocation.

Just imagine what would happen if Russian troops amassed along the Mexican border and told the US that this move was to ‘prevent conflict.’

The so-called Iskander-M cruise missiles can hit targets across Poland and the Baltics, although NATO officials declined to say if Russia had moved nuclear warheads to Kaliningrad.

The United States’ envoy to NATO, Douglas Lute told reporters that NATO and the US military may consider Russia a threat if they had nuclear weapons within range of NATO’s deployment. This statement is insane considering the fact that the US military is the ones who are many miles from home on the border of someone else’s lands.

“This deployment, if it becomes permanent if the presence of nuclear weapons were confirmed, would be a change in (Russia’s) security posture,”...

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All Militia Heroes Of Oregon Liberation Acquitted By Jury In Federal Court "IndyWatch Feed World"

Local media is reporting that all surviving members of the Militia that liberated a portion of the high desert in Oregon at the beginning of this year have been acquitted in a Jury trial. Even after the presiding federal judge reconstituted the jury after initial deliberations had begun, the citizens decided that criminal charges were unwarranted. This encouraging development suggests that the United States does indeed have at least 12 citizens capable of exercising discretion as evidence by this case of the jury nullifying charges against these real American heroes.

Justice for the slaying of Lavoy Finicum remains unsatisfied.

Peace in our time.

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Bond Market Selling Off: Sedition Of The Counterfeit Paper Game "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious Conspiracy If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow [Constitution], put down [Constitution], or to destroy by force the [Constitution] Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, […]

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Inner earth glows like in the movie Avatar "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Inner earth glows like in the movie Avatar

Can there be light below the surface of the Earth, without any exposure to the Sun? Surprisingly, the answer is YES.

By Robert Sepehr

Bioluminescent organisms have the ability to glow almost like magic. Many organisms use their natural ability to produce light to trick predators, to attract mates and even to communicate.

The word for this seemingly magical ability is called “bioluminescence,” which comes from “bio,” meaning life, and “lumin,” meaning light.

Most of these organisms, such as plankton, glow blue, but a few glow red, green, or orange. Some tiny animal plankton (zooplankton) are big enough to see with the u