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Sunday, 11 December

04:45

Why Agriculture Could Be Automated Before Other Industries "IndyWatch Feed World"

The machines are coming for your produce.

The machines are coming for your produce.

In 1870, agriculture was a source of employment for about half the U.S. workforce; now just 2% of the population produces food for a living, according to government figures. As large machines have increasingly done the work of ploughing and harvesting crops and tending to livestock, farms have become ever more human-free. And what of the future? They may provide barely any jobs at all.

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Sunday, 13 November

09:25

Partisan Battle Looms over Defense Bill Provision Seen by Dems as Fueling Workplace Discrimination "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Richard Lardner, Associated Press

 

By WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats will have to bridge a vast cultural divide over an issue that has nothing to do with bullets and bombs to complete a must-pass defense policy bill.

 

A key sticking point in the negotiations during the upcoming lame-duck session is a House-passed provision that Senate Democrats say would undercut protections against workplace discrimination based on sexual or gender orientation. They've called the measure dangerous and are demanding it be removed from the $602 billion measure.

 

Many House Republicans, however, view the provision as a bulwark for religious liberty and just as adamantly want it kept in the final package. Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election has strengthened their hand should the contentious debate begin anew next year.

 

"It's going to be a tough one for them to figure out," said Justin Johnson, a senior defense policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. Drop the amendment and risk a backlash from rank-and-file Republicans, he said. Keep it in and Democrats could mobilize to block the defense bill, which authorizes spending for military programs that range from jet fighters to a pay raise for the troops.

 

A filibuster carries risks for Democrats. They could be hammered by the GOP for stymieing legislation important to U.S. service members and their families. And even if the provision is dropped to avoid a veto by President Barack Obama, Republicans — who control both houses of Congress — could wait until Trump is in the White House and attach the provision to a different bill.

 

"I think the election gives congressional Republicans a lot more leverage on this issue," Johnson said. "They don't have to be too worried about a veto threat because the situation only improves next year."

 

Although much of Trump's agenda on social issues remains opaque, he assured conservatives during the campaign that he would place a high priority on religious liberty.

 

The tenure of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the vice president-elect, was punctuated by his steadfast support for conservative social issues that at times drew unwanted attention to the state, most notably when a religious objections law he signed provoked a national backlash from critics who said it could sanction discrimination against gay people.

 

David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign, acknowledged...

09:20

Denying Journalists’ Traditional Travel Access to New President Keeps Americans in Dark "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is keeping Americans in the dark about his earliest conversations and decisions as president-elect, bucking a long-standing practice intended to ensure the public has a watchful eye on its new leader.

 

Trump on Thursday refused to allow journalists to travel with him to Washington for his historic first meetings with President Barack Obama and congressional leaders. The Republican's top advisers rebuffed news organizations' requests for a small "pool" of journalists to trail him as he attended the meetings.

 

The decision was part of an opaque pattern in Trump's moves since his victory Tuesday. He was entirely out of sight on Wednesday. His aides said he was huddled with advisers at his offices in New York. His team has not put out a daily schedule, or offered any detailed updates on how he has spent his time. They have not acknowledged phone calls or other contact with world leaders.

 

When Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Trump on Wednesday, Moscow spread the word. A phone call with British Prime Minster Theresa May was announced in London. The pattern was repeated for calls with leaders of Israel, Egypt, South Korea and Australia.

 

The White House typically releases statements on the president's phone calls with foreign leaders, providing some details about the conversation. Past presidents-elect have had early briefings with journalists, even in confusing first hours after Election Day.

 

But early signs suggest Trump is willing to break protocol when it comes to press access and transparency.

 

As a candidate, Trump railed against the press as "disgusting" and "dishonest." He refused to allow a pool of campaign reporters and photographers to fly on his plane to events, sometimes starting his rallies before his press corps had arrived. The practice did not extend to his running mate, Mike Pence, who was followed by a traditional pool of journalists.

 

News organizations had tried for weeks to coordinate a pool of journalists to travel with Trump immediately after Election Day if he won. The Associated Press is among those reaching out to Trump advisers about press access.

 

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said the president-elect's team expects "to operate a traditional pool and look forward to implementing our plans in the near future."

 

The White House Correspondents' Associatio...

09:15

Facebook at Center of Debate over Influence of Fake News on Election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy."

 

Still, the majority of Americans (six in 10) say they get at least some news from social media, mostly Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center. While a lot of this news comes from established outlets — whether CNN or BuzzFeed News, misinformation spreads on Facebook just as information does, shared by users, recommended by software and amplified by both.

 

Sources of spurious information have ranged from news articles produced by "content farms" for the sole purpose of getting clicks, to "hyperpartisan" sites from both sides of the political spectrum, churning out stories that are misleading at best.

 

Case in point: "FBI AGENT SUSPECTED IN HILLARY EMAIL LEAKS FOUND DEAD IN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE" — a fabricated headline from a fake news site called the Denver Guardian, was shared thousands of times in the days leading up to the election.

 

Is it possible that voters were swayed for or against a candidate, much like those same people might buy a product after seeing an ad on Facebook?

 

Zuckerberg says voters deserve more credit.

 

During an interview Thursday with "The Facebook Effect" author David Kirkpatrick, Zuckerberg said idea that people voted the way they did because of bogus information on Facebook shows a "profound lack of empathy" for supporters of Donald Trump.

 

"Voters make decisions based on their lived experience," he said.

 

Given the acerbic political contest from which the country just emerged, when countless longtime friends, even family, were unfriended, many are left to wonder if there would be an alternative American history being written today if it were not for Facebook, Twitter and the like.

 

This, after all, was the first truly social media election, playing out on Twitter and Facebook as much or more than it did on major networks, in living rooms and around watercoolers.

 

But isn't social media just a reflection of our world as it exists? Has Facebook become an easy scapegoat when the answer is far more complex?

 

While Pew found that many believe political discussions on social media to be "uniquely angry and disrespectful," a comparable number have the same impression of face-to-face conversations when it comes to Democrats, the GOP, or another party.

 

FILTER BUBBLE?

 

When it comes to Facebook users, Zuckerberg said almost everyone has friends on the &q...

09:10

New Hampshire Lawmaker Re-elected and Arrested on Same Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Associated Press

 

HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire lawmaker wanted by police for failing to show up for a court hearing was re-elected and arrested on the same day.

 

New Hampshire Public Radio reports that Republican state Rep. Dick Marple was sitting outside a polling place with his campaign signs on Election Day when an officer recognized him. Marple was charged with driving without a valid license in December 2014.

 

Authorities had issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to show up for a court hearing in October.

 

Police say Marple drove himself to the police station and was arrested.

 

He also was re-elected to a fifth term.

 

Marple said Friday he is being targeted as a troublemaker because he strictly interprets the state constitution.

09:05

Guatemala’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Gladys Marithza Ruiz de Vielman? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gladys Marithza Ruiz de Vielman, a former Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs, presented her credentials as her country’s ambassador to the United States on June 27, 2016. It’s her second ambassadorial posting.

 

Ruiz de Vielman was born and raised in Guatemala but is very familiar with the United States. She graduated from Our Lady of Mercy (now Mercy) High School in Detroit, Michigan. She then returned to Guatemala for college, graduating with a law degree from Universidad Rafael Landivar in 1973.

 

She began her own law firm the following year. In addition, beginning in 1975, she returned to her alma mater as a law professor. In the late 1980s, Ruiz de Vielman began working on development projects, via the World Bank and other organizations, in Guatemala.

 

Ruiz de Vielman was named Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1994. She also worked as a negotiator in the talks to form the World Trade Organization (WTO). Much of her work on the team centered on banana quotas between Guatemala and the European Union. Ruiz de Vielman was minister only into 1995 but continued to serve as a special adviser to the ministry for years. In 1998, her teaching took her to Washington’s Georgetown University, where she gave seminars on WTO dispute resolution.

 

Ruiz de Vielman was named Guatemala’s ambassador to the United Kingdom in 2000. The same year, she began to serve two years on the board of directors of the WTO’s advisory center. Ruiz de Vielman also was her country’s representative to the International Coffee Organization, International Sugar Organization and International Maritime Organization during this period.

 

She returned to Guatemala in 2003 and made an unsuccessful bid for the vice-presidency of the country. Ruiz de Vielman continued her private law practice and worked on national issues. In 2004, she helped found the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG in Spanish) which worked to stop clandestine security groups in the country. In 2009, she became coordinator of the National Legal Group, which advises the Foreign Ministry regarding the claim by Guatemala in its border dispute against Belize before the International Court of Justice.

 

Ruiz de Vielman speaks Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

-Steve Straehley

 

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02:39

Feral pigs, vampire bats, and infectious diseases in rural Brazil "IndyWatch Feed National"

A new study examines the impacts of invasive feral pigs, a favorite prey of vampire bats, on ecosystems in rural Brazil. The distribution of feral pigs — which are also known as wild boars, or “javali” in Portuguese, and are actually the same species as the domestic pig (Sus scrofa) — has increased five-fold since they were first recorded in Brazil in 2007. A group of Brazilian researchers found that not only might populations of vampire bats (Desmodus rotundus) explode as a result of this invasion of feral pigs, but associated threats, such as the spread of infectious diseases, could increase as well. The results of their study were published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment earlier this month. The wild boar is becoming a dominant mammal in Brazil’s Atlantic forest and could potentially invade the Amazon region, as well, according to Felipe Pedrosa, an ecologist from São Paulo State University in Brazil who studies the impacts of feral pigs on biodiversity and co-authored the study. The natural range of Sus scrofa is mostly in Europe and Asia, but the species, which is considered one of the worst invasive species in the world, has been introduced in Australia, South America, and the USA. As wild boars invade new territory, damage to crops such as maize, sugarcane, and soybeans as well as predation of native birds and mammals usually increases as well. The study notes that this trend has been shown in all ecosystems invaded by wild boars,…

Intense hailstorm hits Adelaide, South Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

An intense thunderstorm accompanied with large hail hit Adelaide, South Australia on November 11, 2016. At the time of the event, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported four thunderstorms tracking southeasterly across Adelaide, the Barossa, and the Fleurieu...... Read more »

02:39

Blast at southwestern Pakistan shrine, at least 25 reported killed, dozens injured David Icke latest headlines

‘Dozens have reportedly been killed in a powerful blast that hit one of the most revered Muslim shrines in southwestern Pakistan, local media reports. A huge explosion hit the Shah Noorani Shrine located in the Khuzdar District of the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan. The incident occurred during a religious dance in the shrine – a ceremony attended by dozens of people on a daily basis. According to eyewitnesses cited by local media, at least 500 people were in the shrine at the moment of the blast.’ Read more: Blast at southwestern Pakistan shrine, at least 25 reported killed, dozens injured

01:32

The Death of Political Science is Greatly Exaggerated "IndyWatch Feed World"

There is a lot to think about in the aftermath of Trump’s win.  Lots of early hot talks will be wrong.  One of the first reactions has been to wonder about the value of political science (which is not the most important thing to think about but we have plenty of time and bandwidth to cover this and everything else):

To be clear, folks in the discipline will be thinking about this election for some time to come, trying to figure out why most political scientists (and everyone else) got it wrong.  w.  But the idea that this is an indictment of the discipline is foolish.  It presents the entire discipline as predictors of elections.  Because my thoughts are still scrambled by anger, fear, sleep deprivation and shock, I will just listicle why this claim about political science is so very bogus:

  1. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote as predicted.  Oops.  What we got wrong was the distribution of the vote–that the rust belt states went red.  But only barely so.  It does not take too many people to show up in a few states to flip the narratives.
  2. Ours is a probabilistic social science–we can and should indicate how uncertain we are.  I pooh-poohed Nate Silver’s discussions of uncertainty because I hated the metaphors, but he was right to indicate that there was significant uncertainty.  The race was too close to be so confident (I will be issuing mea culpas for years).
  3. The claim that we couldn’t predict the election and what that says about the discipline reminds me of what people said about the collapse of the Soviet Union.  That is, political science may be bad at predicting singular events.   This election had a lot of stuff going on that was far from normal, and we are less good at explaining outliers.  Never before had an outside power (Russia) and a non-state actor (wikileaks) conspired to favor one candidate.  That does not mean that political science is bad at explaining.  More on that below.
  4. Most people are forgetting (thanks to folks like me who wrote out of their lane) #notallpolitical scientists are elections experts. We are a big discipline addressing all kinds of political phenomenon.  Real election experts are a small proportion of those who study the US–lots of Americanists study Congress, the courts, Con law, public policy, and on and on.  Oh, and Americanists are not all political scientists, despite how it sometimes seems in department politics and when picking up certain journals.  Comparatives, IR sch...

01:32

One Million South Koreans Take Streets To Oust Park Geun-hye And Ruling Party "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Zoom In Korea - Since late October, when news broke of the government corruption scandal involving South Korean president Park Geun-hye, South Korean citizens have demanded the removal of Park and her administration from office. Last week on November 5, close to 200,000 people took to the streets of Seoul to demand her resignation. A diverse range of people from different social enclaves of South Korean society joined together to send a common message to their government – “Park Geun-hye, step down.”

01:31

The mechanical structure of the Matrix "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The mechanical structure of the Matrix

by Jon Rappoport

August 10, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

Basically, the mechanical structure of the Matrix is derived from the concept that:

Everything is connected to everything.

This notion is increasingly hailed as a positive marvel. For example, in quantum entanglement, pared particles, even at great distances from each other, both react to an impact on either particle.

“Everything/connected” produces a sensation of Weave&All Inclusiveness.

It’s ultimately designed for long-term rental. The occupant is there, and there he will stay.

Feeling this Oneness is Matrix religion, and it is meant to instill a sense of the sacred. Holy, holy. The mind completes the equation: sacred=forever. It’s a ruse. “Sacred” is no more forever than listening to a Bach concerto is forever. It’s one thing to bathe in a majestic feeling. It’s quite another thing to infer it means eternal occupancy.

There are many people ready to shake your hand and embrace you and welcome you into the labyrinth, the weave, the connection of everything to everything.

People aspire to be wired into the “everything/connected” apparatus as their highest ambition—which is their primary substitute for imagination.

That they don’t realize this doesn’t make it any less true.

“I’m one atom in an infinity of atoms all connected throughout the universe, and this is what I want to feel. This is illumination and enlightenment. This is the grand essence, the final stop on the train ride.”

Well, let me put it to you in this way. Let’s say you’re an actor. You work in a repertory theater that stages 100000000000000000 plays. In each play, you have a role, a different role. You’re “connected” to each one of those roles. BUT YOU’RE AN ACTOR. That means you can inhabit a role and then take it off like a coat. It doesn’t mean you’re forever chained up to every role you play.

However, this distinction is lost on most people.

The idea of everything/connected is quite old. You can find it enunciated in ancient Egypt and China, and traces of it exist in Aristotle. It’s often arranged as a hierarchy. The “great chain of being.”

So are we talking about an architecture of the universe or a notion in the mind?

Both.

Think of everything/connected as a style of building among various possible styles.

And religion is its goal—the inducement of religiou...

01:30

More Libtard Butthurt: After Clinton lost, Lena Dunham “mumbling incoherently” and “clutching herself” "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Lena Dunham was all in for Hillary.

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She even stripped down to a “sensual pantsuit” for Hillary. Shockingly, that didn’t work in Hillary’s favor.

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And she showed her absolutely disdain for Trump by dressing up as a cat but had hands fastened to her body so that she was a ‘grabbed p***y’ this past Halloween.

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And of course, Dunham threatened to leave the USA if Trump was elected. Don’t hold your breath that she&#821...

01:29

The Hubris Of Democratic Elites, Clinton Campaign Gave Us President Trump "IndyWatch Feed World"

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign stop at the University Of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks during a campaign stop at the University Of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

Published in partnership with Shadowproof.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, her network of super political action committees, and the liberal establishment relished a matchup against Donald Trump. However, her campaign failed to put forward an alternative for voters that would combat a candidate that tapped into the vast amount of disillusionment among citizens. Tsunamis of voters unaccounted for in state polls, who do not identify with either the Democratic or Republican Parties, made President Trump a reality.

Clinton’s concession speech indicated the campaign and many of its supporters are unwilling to confront the hubris of her presidential run. Yet, citizens, especially those on the left, must in order to find the clarity to move onward with fights for social, economic, racial, and environmental justice.

The Democratic Party rigged parts of the party’s primary for Clinton, and it helped stave off a decisive challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders. The senator addressed the material conditions of the working class, including people of color. He warned the Democrats of wealth inequality, destructive free trade agreements, and some of the negative effects of global capitalism on the common man or woman. He connected with disaffected people who the Clinton campaign effectively wrote-off and performed well in states that Clinton lost in the general election.

However, the Democratic Party elites survived and coerced Sanders and his supporters into falling in line at their national convention. The party leadership enforced unity in Philadelphia to make it appear as if all was well when t...

01:29

Trump Does Sort Of U-Turn On Obamacare "IndyWatch Feed World"

President-elect Donald Trump has performed an apparent U-turn on one of his main campaign promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Trump’s promise to repeal Obamacare helped him clinch the White House. After meeting with President Obama this week Trump said he wants to keep some if good parts of Obamacare. The president-elect told Washington Post that “either Obamacare will be amended, or repealed and replaced.” There are reports that Trump is surrounding himself with establishment insiders and Washington lobbyists. Anti Media reports: Donald Trump has surrounded himself with establishment insiders, meaning those who voted for Trump may soon begin feeling the betrayal many Obama supporters felt when they came to learn Obama was not going to bring the change he peddled. After meeting with Obama this week to discuss an array of presidential issues, Donald Trump made a complete U-turn on one of his biggest campaign promises. Trump announced that despite his earlier promises, which seemed to resonate largely with his fan base, he will not be repealing Obamacare, after all. Instead, he will likely only be looking to amend Obama’s famous policy rather than completely doing away with the legislation, and most likely will be leaving [...]

The post Trump Does Sort Of U-Turn On Obamacare appeared first on Your News Wire.

01:29

‘She Couldn’t Stop Crying’: Hillary Clinton Was ‘Inconsolable’ After Losing The Election To Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Her life-long dream of total and complete power was shattered for the second and final time. I can’t find one molecule of sympathy for her. Off to the dustbin. Via Daily Mail: After learning about her shocking loss to President-elect Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton reportedly ‘couldn’t stop crying.’ Best-selling conservative author Ed Klein toldNewsmax TV […]

01:28

SR 1338 – NO MORE PARDONS – HEADS MUST ROLL – Not Vindictive, Rule of Law Absolute Necessity "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 offering No Pardons – Heads Must Roll SR 1338 – NO MORE PARDONS – HEADS MUST ROLL – Not Vindictive, Rule of Law Absolute Necessity So I just had to take a break. It’s been a pretty-much unbroken chain of no days off for the last 18 months. I just had to stop and recalibrate. Even now, it’s 6 pm and I just had to take a caffeine tablet to keep me from falling asleep right now. So that’s enough of the whining. Back to it. Oops, I just can’t let this go one more minute without mentioning it. I sincerely thank every one of you that dug deep to support us in the last 3 months of this campaign. We just could literally not have stayed on guard duty as hard and as long as we did without that support. This was a really, really close election – and if the Never-Trumpers have their way they may still try to overturn it. Bottom line -- that ain’t gonna happen. Trump is in the White House on Jan. 20th and the result is 3 or 4 supreme count picks for the home team. But in addition a few other lovely parting gifts, the destruction of socialized medicine, the hard stop of any future illegal immigration, the forced deportation of thousands of illegal alien criminals, kiss your beloved Iran nuke deal good-bye, etcetera, etcetera. In the words of that mighty statesman Somebody Obama: “Elections have consequences.” And here are the consequences. If you are a hard-working, law abiding citizen of the United States – no matter what race – no matter how much or how little money you have - you will have nothing – ZERO – to fear from President Trump. Nothing but good things will come your way for at least the next 4 years. If you are here to do this nation harm, you better be packing up for Canada now. At least that way, your departure from home will be at a time of your choosing. Back to my point – those of you who supported us – may played a pivotal role in making this election happen. I don’t know to what extent - and we’ll never know for sure this side of the pearly gates – but the narrowness of the wins in a bunch of these states was between half a percent and 2 percent. And I’d like to think that you guys helped move the needle this year, when your country needed you the most. Thank you. Thank you. Now --- I think it’s just hilarious that all of a sudden the new Democrat talking points are all centered around dropping all the Clinton investigations lest the incoming President Trump – wow – President Trump – I hope this isn’t just a good dream –--- or the incoming President Trump will be branded as vindictive! So, “vindictive” -- that’s going to be the new Democrat talking point from here to the inauguration. Just watch. And anot...

01:27

SR 1340 – Why Are Clinton and Obama Being SOOOOO Nicey Nice To Trump? "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 Why Are Clinton and Obama Being so Nicey Nice To Trump? SR 1340 – Why Are Clinton and Obama Being SOOOOO Nicey Nice To Trump? Good morning, I’m still reporting on the utterly hilarious comedy tag team of the Clintons and President what’s his name Obama. Why oh why are the Clintons and President Obama being so polite to Donald Trump? Easy. In the most stunning power reversal in American history, Donald Trump now hold all the Get Out of Jail Cards for these three evil entities. The ever-so-arrogant Clintons, have still sent out their George Soros paid goons into the streets of America to smash windows and beat up people. How long do they think they can get away with this? Do they think an unleashed American police force will let this stop the American giant? Foolish churls. Oh, one more thing, President-elect Trump just scored another 11 electoral votes when Arizona’s win was made official last night. Trump now has 290 votes coming to him from the electoral college. Here was my prediction made at 10 pm on election evening. Of, and by the way, there are reports that these never-Trumpers may now be trying to wage their intimidation and bribery game on members of the Electoral College. Uh, WARNING ------DING, DING, DING. These are felonies and the members of the Justice Dept. and the FBI will be taking a very dim view of such felonious activity AS OF TODAY. Beware. 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/LDMS715CjhA

01:27

SR 1339 – U.S. MSM Totally Embarrasses Itself on President-Elect Donald Trump Demise Prediction "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 U.S. MSM Totally Embarrasses Itself on Trump SR 1339 – U.S. MSM Totally Embarrasses Itself on President-Elect Donald Trump Demise Prediction This compilation of CNN video clips pretty much explains in 60 seconds what we’ve had to endure for the last 18 months. [insert] And then there was this utter humiliation for Anne Colter. Look at the look on her face [insert] And then there is the ever-so-hilarious President somebody Obama. [insert] Of course that still didn’t come close to this one: [insert Obama 57 states] 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/billstillss Consider becoming a cherished sponsor: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3204630 https://youtu.be/kcypqVp6WFI

01:26

Deadly Blast At US Base In Afghanistan, 4 Dead, Several Others Injured "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A huge explosion at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, the largest US military facility in the country, has killed at least four people.

At least 14 others were wounded in the blast. The Taliban said one of their suicide bombers carried out the attack.

The attack is being seen as a major security breach in one of the best protected places in Afghanistan.

The bomb reportedly exploded inside the base, which if confirmed, would be the first attack of its kind.

Attacks on Bagram have occurred in the past but insurgents have never made it past the compound's outer walls.

Bagram, just north of the capital Kabul, has been used as the main military base and airfield by the US-led forces and Nato over the past 14 years.

A local government spokesman was quoted as saying the attacker entered the base early in the morning on foot hidden among a group of workers reporting for duty.

01:23

‘US Anti-Trump Protests Similar to Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed War"

21st Century Wire | November 12, 2016 Organized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election. On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said: […]

01:22

Reckoning with a Trump Presidency and the Elite Democrats Who Helped Deliver It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The United States has been plunged into a state of purgatory following the election of Donald Trump. In all political quarters, people are engaged in their own post-mortem analysis of how this happened and what it means, not only for the future of this country, but for the world. Trump ran on a pledge to engage in mass deportations, denying Muslims entry to the US, the stripping of abortion rights and threats to “bomb the shit” out of ISIS. Although Trump has staked out conflicting positions on a wide range of issues over the past several years, his campaign centered on an overtly nativist agenda. And his running mate, Mike Pence, is one of the key leaders of the radical religious right contingent of the Republican Party.
 

 

While many Democrats are pointing fingers outside their own ranks to make sense of the stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton, few are willing to examine how their choice of nominee and the campaign they ran shaped the result. In this podcast, Intercept editor-in-chief Betsy Reed and co-founders Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill break down how we got here and what a Trump presidency means for civil liberties, surveillance, war, abortion rights, and other issues. Below is a lightly edited transcript of the conversation.

 
Jeremy Scahill: Thanks for joining us. I’m Jeremy Scahill at the Intercept coming to you from American purgatory. The phrase President Trump is going to be a reality for at least the next four years. To discuss how this happened and what it means I’m joined by two of my colleagues, Betsy Reed who is the Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept, and Glenn Greenwald, my fellow cofounder of The Intercept and columnist and journalist. Glenn, you wrote a piece in reaction to the election, “Democrats, Trump and the ongoing dangerous refusal to learn the lesson of Brexit” — tell us about that piece.

Glenn Greenwald: It was inspired essentially by the immediate effort of the Democratic Party and their spokespeople in the media who had basically devoted themselves single-mindedly to Hillary Clinton’s election over the last eighteen months to immediately start searching for everybody they can find to cast blame on, other than themselves, for what is now really the reduction of the Democratic Party into a small fringe minority party.

James Carville said that he doesn’t recall in his lifetime any party being as weak across the board as the Democratic Party. You would think that when a party faces such devastating losses over time but especially such a crushing defeat like this one to su...

01:22

Godwin Obaseki Takes Oath of Office as Edo State Governor "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Godwin Obaseki on Saturday in Benin took an oath of office succeeding former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki took an oath of office at about 12:30PM administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cronwel Idahosa. Similarly, Obaseki’s Deputy, Philip Shaibu took an oath of office at about 12:00 noon, thereby succeeding […]

01:20

Trump’s Fake Critique Of Trade Deals Leaves Out Workers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Jonathan Rosenblum for Yes! Magazine - It must have been sweet music to the ears of workers in Monessen, Pennsylvania, in the heart of America’s rust belt. “Globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very wealthy,” the political candidate declared during a speech at a struggling aluminum plant. “But it has left millions of our workers with nothing but poverty and heartache.”

01:19

The ‘Marrakech Call’, Not Trump, Hobbles Climate Change Talks in Morocco "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Many developing countries have raised concerns over the contents of the document, and the manner in which it was prepared and is being pushed without their agreement.

Flags from different countries are displayed at the World Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, November 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal

Flags from different countries are displayed at the World Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, November 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Youssef Boudlal

At the end of five days of climate change negotiations in Morocco, rather than the news of Donald Trump being elected as the next US president, a four-page document hobbled the crucial talks over implementing the Paris Agreement.

The document, a draft of “Marrakech Call For Climate Action And Sustainable Development”, dated November 9, was selectively shared by the Moroccan presidency of the negotiations on Friday. Heads of states and ministers from 196 countries are expected to reach the Moroccan capital over the weekend for the high level segment of the two week negotiations. Business Standard reviewed the document, which has not yet been made public and was shared confidentially with country groupings.

The Morocco round of negotiations this year were expected to set some key ground rules to write the rule book for the Paris Agreement over next year or two. But, the presidency of the negotiations has also sprung out the high-profile political statement called the ‘Marrakech Call’ for the incoming heads of states and ministers to adopt, bypassing the formal negotiations.

By Friday evening, the document left many developing countries angry at both the content and the manner in which it was being pushed through at the talks. Even as they remained mindful that host Morocco is also a developing country, they expressed their anger behind closed doors in meetings of country groups. At least one key developing country voiced concerns that if the hosts tried to force countries to adopt the ‘Marrakech Call’ it in its current shape it could lead to a Copenhagen-like situation – where the climate talks crashed in 2009 when Denmark tried the take-it-or-leave it tack with developing countries as well.

Others, though as upset, expressed hope that Morocco would listen to concerns of developing countries o...

01:18

Oh Dear! Armed Robbers Write Ogun State Residents, Warn Them To Keep Christmas Money & Gifts For Them "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP, Ahmed Iliyasu, has called on residents of Anglican Road, Ilupewo community in Ado-Odo-Otta Local Government Area of the state to remain calm after they reportedly received a letter from suspected armed robbers of an impending visit.

The robbers posted the letters on gates and doors informing residents of the boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States, to keep Christmas gifts for them as they would be visiting anytime soon.

Following the development, the residents have been living in fear, while some have deserted their homes.

According to reports, the residents, Wednesday, woke up to discover several of such letters posted to their doorposts, telling them that the robbers were coming for the operation because of the coming Christmas and New Year festivities.

The letter which had the following incomplete phone numbers – 0702288949, 080449930 – stressed that they (robbers) didn’t want excuses from residents over non-availability of money at home.

The said letter reportedly typed in Yoruba language, introduced the robbers as ‘Strong men of the road that own the night,’ urging the recipients to ensure they keep money at home always, even as they vowed to deal mercilessly with any resident who claims he does not have money as advanced notice has been given to prepare them.

But the CP, in a statement on Thursday, assured the residents that the police was working effortlessly to stop the planned robbery.

He stated that about 60 houses on Anglican Road had the letters posted on their doorposts and that the residents reported the matter at the Sango Police Station.

He, however, called on the residents to remain calm as the security operatives were up to task in dealing with the criminals.

“We are on top of the situation and security has been beefed up in the community,” the CP stated.

01:17

WATCH: Ron Paul Weighs in on Trump Presidency — Beware of the ‘Shadow Government’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ron Paul has finally addressed the Trump presidency expressing his skepticism on the billionaire tycoon following through with his campaign promises.

01:15

Morgan Report’s Weekly Perspective (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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01:12

Must-Watch: Mark Blyth on Ramifications of US Elections "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cross-posted from Naked Capitalism

Even though this assessment of the Trump win and the implications for American politics going forward is long, it’s also meaty and very much worth your attention. Mark Blyth was virtually the only person to call a Trump victory from the get-go (a colleague who spends a lot of time outside the Acela corridor is another member of that club) but also correctly gamed out how the stock market would react.

Everything Blyth says (from 13 minutes in) is incisive, colorful, and on the mark. By contrast, it’s frustrating listening to Schiller because she is invested heavily in Dem orthodoxy, and not even in the plausible parts: the Hillary scandals were manufactured by Republicans, Sanders would have lost if he were the Democratic candidate, Clinton was a victim of being a woman with a long political career (hello?). Similarly, towards the end, Blyth says, “There is no left left. It’s already had its lunch eaten,” and explains why, and then Schiller begs to differ by trying to depict the Democrats as still a real force and capable of being “renovated”. Help me. But she does have some random insightful remarks.

In other words, you can run the video and tune your attention in and out, although you may then want to go back and listen to just the Mark Blyth remarks a second time. There’s a lot of solid material here.


01:11

Brown Reports On More Instances Of Misconduct In Prison System "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Staff of Free Barrett - In the four years I’ve spent in federal prison for my supposedly criminal efforts to look into government misconduct in cooperation with a loose array of Anonymous-affiliated hackers, I’ve had the unique experience of investigating government misconduct from within. But although I’ve spent much of this time writing about prison life in articles for The Intercept and other outlets, I’ve generally refrained from going into the specific violations of Bureau of Prisons policy and even federal law that one witnesses on a daily basis in BOP institutions.

01:11

Scientists Have Developed a Type of HIV Test On a USB Stick "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists have developed a type of HIV test on a USB stick.

The device, created by scientists at Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld device.

The disposable test could be used for HIV patients to monitor their own treatment. Furthermore, the technology could enable patients with HIV to be managed more effectively in remote locations.

New research, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows the device is not only very accurate, but can produce a result in under 30 minutes. The new technology monitors the amount of virus in the bloodstream. This is crucial to monitoring a patient's treatment.

Current tests to detect the amount of virus take at least three days, often longer, and involves sending a blood sample to a laboratory. In many parts of the world, particularly those with the highest number of HIV infections, such testing does not exist at all.


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01:10

"Unbearable bunch of right-on bores..." "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


The Now Show (BBC Radio 4) - unbearable bunch of right-on bores who think they are funny at the best of times - but today - dearie, dearie me. Some American woman insulting Bush (force of habit) to add to her ranting unfunny insults about Trump. Dreadful rubbish.”

Not my words. A commenter on another site. I daren’t listen. Still traumatised after watching Question Time. 




How can “they” not know what most people are thinking? (Or, if they do know, are they really arrogant enough to think their duty is to re-educate everyone?) 


We’ve been speculating over this conundrum for years. Is it ignorance or malevolence. You decide.

01:09

Boris Johnson backtracks on Trump, calls for EU leaders to stop whining "IndyWatch Feed World"

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has ordered an end to the "collective whinge-o-rama" about Donald Trump's election to the White House. It's part of an apparent change of heart from Johnson who had previously called Trump "unfit" for office. Johnson was in full backtracking mode on Wednesday morning soon after Trump's win, tweeting he was "looking forward" to working with the president-elect's new administration. "I would respectfully say to my beloved European friends and colleagues that it's time that we snapped out of the general doom and gloom about the result of this election and collective 'whinge-o-rama' that seems to be going on in some places," the former London mayor said during a diplomatic visit to Serbia on Friday. The remarks contrast starkly with those made last year, when Johnson dubbed the businessman "unfit" to rule and "out of his mind" if he wanted to ban Muslims from entering the United States. He also suggested that Trump's remarks were "playing the game of the terrorists."

01:08

Just Another Puppet?: Trump’s Establishment Cabinet Picks, Back-Tracking Raise Concerns "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Credit – Reuters

Everyone remembers 2008. Barack Obama had been elected after promising to end needless wars, lift up the poor and minorities, and stand up to the big banks among others. However, once elected, Wall Street banks chose his cabinet and transition team and Obama’s presidency was not all that different than a third term of his predecessor, George W. Bush, giving the office of the president nothing more than a face lift. Fast forward 8 years later and history seems to be repeating itself. Donald Trump, a billionaire whose campaign was based around strong anti-establishment feelings and corruption-busting promises, appears to have followed in Obama’s footsteps by surrounding himself with Washington insiders, bankers, and a slew of other decidedly “establishment” characters.

Trump’s likely pick for Secretary of State is said to be Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a vocal Trump supporter. Gingrich, in June, said that he supports the formation of a House Committee on Un-American activities, which could give rise to the neo-McCarthyism that many Trump supporters sought to avoid by not voting for Trump’s opponent in the election, Hillary Clinton. Another likely pick is Trump’s finance chairman, Steven Mnuchin, a 17-year veteran of Goldman Sachs and current CEO of private investment firm Dune Capital Management. With Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, Trump’s campaign promises to restore the Glass-Steagall Act and to reign in the big banks are unlikely to materialize. Forrest Lucas, co-founder of Lucas oil products, is Trump’s top pick...

01:06

Obama Set to Support Big Oil Over American Indian Rights "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

President Obama with children at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in June 2014

President Obama with children at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in June 2014

Published November 12, 2016

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, who throughout his presidency has attempted to correct the ills of the past towards this continent’s first people, is now set to approve the easement in the Missouri River.

This approval will be over the objection of over 200 American Indian tribes across Indian Country that stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Thousands of American Indians from throughout Indian Country have traveled to support the water protectors who have camped near Cannon Ball, North Dakota near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Politico is reporting President Barack Obama will approve the easement for the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation as soon as Monday, according to sources close to administration.

This action will surely impact Obama’s legacy among American Indians. The water protectors have been there since April 1, 2016 when 50 American Indians set up camp to pray that the pipeline does not go through the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s ancestral land and waterway. Water protectors have faced mace. vicious dogs and arrest for their fighting the pipeline.

Dog at Cannon Ball

There will a nationwide day of support for Standing Rock on Tuesday in cities across the country.

Given climate of the country since Donald Trump gained enough electoral college votes to be then 45th president of the United States, some officials are worried violence may break out across the country aft...

01:05

No, Trump Didn’t Kill The TPP — Progressives Did "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Arthur Stamoulis for Medium - If you read the headlines, Donald Trump’s election has killed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The headlines have it wrong. Donald Trump didn’t kill the TPP. Assuming we see the fight through to the bitter end, it’s the cross-border, cross-sector, progressive “movement of movements” that will have defeated the TPP. While overshadowed by the horror of Trump’s election, this victory will be one of the biggest wins against concentrated corporate power in our lifetimes, and it holds lessons we should internalize as we steel ourselves for the many challenges we face heading into the Trump years.

01:04

The Good News Of The Election (video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In Redacted Tonight's election week special, Lee Camp plays the "Blame Game," analyzing who bears the blame for the "humiliating and deplorable results of the election." Wait 'til you see who he places in the number one position! Camp and cohorts keep you laughing while also focusing on what was good about this election including excellent rundown of positive outcomes in many state ballot measures. (video)

01:02

BBC African Footballer Of The Year: Nominees Will Be Revealed At 7PM Today "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Countdown to BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016

On Saturday the five nominees for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2016 will be revealed and voting will open.

The names will be announced in a live show on BBC World TV and BBC World Service radio, starting at 18:05 GMT.

Fans of African football worldwide will be able to vote via the BBC African football website from 18:50.

Voting will close at 18:00 on Monday, 28 November and the winner revealed live on Focus on Africa TV and radio on Monday 12 December at 17:35.

A panel of former African internationals and football experts will be in attendance at the special show on Saturday.

Hosted by Peter Okwoche, the show will include an interview with a former winner of the award, discussion of the 2016 nominees and a review of the year in African football.

And you will also have the chance to watch behind-the-scenes footage on the BBC Africa and BBC Sport Facebook pages and on Instagram.

BBC Sport will also be live-tweeting the launch as it happens on BBC Africa and BBC Sport Twitter accounts.

Users of social media can stay up to date with the competition via #BBCAFOTY.

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01:02

Security Notices "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today, if you receive a security warning in your browser, it is because we are ADDING additional security, not taking any away. While we…

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01:01

Russell Brand Offers A Fresh Perspective On Why Donald Trump Was Elected "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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After taking a break from discussing politics on his show True News, Russell Brand returned just in time to comment on the fact that Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.  Rather than bash the President-elect and some of the hateful statements he’s made in the past, Brand listed reasons why  why many likely voted for the business tycoon.

It comes down to this: people are demanding change – and while they definitely would have received it with Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, he was screwed out of a nomination by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In result, the best option for people who are disillusioned by the system had was to elect Donald Trump, who is anything but conventional. Trump, unlike Hillary Clinton, is not owned by corporate establishments and cannot be bought. In addition, a continued regime of the Obama Administration with Hillary Clinton would have undoubtedly led to more war in the Middle East.

In the video below, Brand explains why a Trump presidency was inevitable, and what this means going forward:

What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this news!


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01:00

Remote crash in MaraDNS 2.0.13 and git master "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Ondřej Surý on Nov 12

Hi,

while playing with fuzzing the DNS servers with AFL (2.35b) I found a
remote crash bug in MaraDNS 2.0.13 js_readuint16. It can be also
reproduced using https://github.com/samboy/MaraDNS/ master branch.

Attached is patch to allow the fuzzing (it overrides getudp() with
read(0, ..)), the input data that crashes MaraDNS, and the bt full
output.

Please assign CVE, I would provide a patch, but MaraDNS code is
extremely hard to navigate for me,...

01:00

Slouching Toward Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

As Trump moves from populism to policy, liberals should not turn away in disgust and despair, but rather engage with Trumpism’s positive potential. His proposals need to be interrogated and refined, not dismissed as ignorant ravings.

00:59

SR 1336 Sean Hannity details WHY AMERICA CHOSE Donald Trump for Prez using the Real Numbers & Facts "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 State of America SR 1336 Sean Hannity details Why America Chose Donald Trump for Next US President using the Real Numbers & Facts Fox News Network's Sean Hannity provided excellent points on exactly why Americas in droves Chose Donald J. Trump to become next President of the United States. He details a magnitude of undeniable fact and figures that are quite moving and motivating and allow us to see a definitive path to 'righting' our great country. 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/UMP1Vht3mSk

00:58

CVE Request: libtiff: read outside buffer in _TIFFPrintField() "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Brian 'geeknik' Carpenter on Nov 12

Hi, could you assign a CVE to the following issue in libtiff?

http://bugzilla.maptools.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2590

Fixed per

Regards,

Brian 'geeknik' Carpenter
https://twitter.com/geeknik

00:58

Trump win spells doom for European Atlanticists "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Finian Cunningham | RT | November 11, 2016 Political establishments in Washington and Europe are in shock over Donald Trump’s US presidential win. And it’s far from over. Europe is bracing itself as elections loom in several member states. Germany and France could be next big shocks. If their pro-EU governments should fall, then […]

00:58

Where are UN Calls for Regime Change in Saudi Arabia? Barbaric Punishment of 1000 Lashes Continues to Be Inflicted on Saudi Journalist Raif Badawi "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It is clear that Saudi Arabia’s ability to bribe and blackmail the highest United Nations officials, including, by his own admission, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, makes a mockery of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and of the United Nations…

00:57

Here Are Pics From The Inauguration Ceremony Of Edo State Governor-Elect, Godwin Obaseki "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Godwin Obaseki and Philip Shuaibu of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, were today sworn in as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively, taking over from Adams Oshiomole.
The occasion which held in Benin, the Edo state, capital was well attended by other APC governors, dignitaries, business magnates and other movers and shakers of the society. See more pics from the event below..
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00:55

The Clintons and Soros launching America's Purple Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to "go quietly into that good night". On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire. The press immediately noticed the color and asked what it represented. Clinton spokespeople claimed it was to represent the coming together of Democratic "Blue America" and Republican "Red America" into a united purple blend. This statement was a complete ruse as is known by citizens of countries targeted in the past by the vile political operations of international hedge fund tycoon George Soros. The Clintons, who both have received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros's "Purple Revolution" in America. The Purple Revolution will resist all efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies of the Clintons and soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama. The Purple Revolution will also seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.

00:55

The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead. How did people power win? We have worked to stop the TPP and other Obama…

00:54

00:54

Shipwrecks in the Black Sea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the Times, William Broad has a long article about the shipwrecks recently discovered by robotic exploration of the Black Sea. I didn't write about this story when it came out because none of the news reports I read had enough information about the project to make me feel comfortable. But Broad has done a great job of putting the discoveries in context.

The story starts with the weird oceanography of the Black Sea. A bunch of big rivers flow into this small sea, flooding it with fresh water and organic matter. The influx of fresh water causes the sea to divide into two distinct zones, with heavier, less saline water in the depths and a 200-meter deep layer of salty water on top. The vast amounts of organic matter mostly sink into the sealed depths. You may have read that when too much fertilizer and so on flows down rivers, a huge dead zone forms around the river mouths, where the excess phosphorus and nitrogen cause bacterial blooms that deplete all the oxygen. This has happened on a grand scale in the Black Sea. As a result the whole sea below about 200 meters is so low in oxygen as to be almost completely dead. In particular, none of the organisms that typically eat wooden shipwrecks are present.

As long ago as the 1970s, underwater explorers realized this and started suggesting that somebody should explore the Black Sea and find the wrecks that might be preserved in the anoxic depths. But they mostly suggested that somebody else do it. The Black Sea is bordered around most of its shores by broad shelves of water less than 200 meters deep – light blue in the map above – so to reach the anoxic bottoms required exploring the deep water in the center, far from land and therefore far from clues as to where wrecks might be found. A sort of needle in a haystack operation.

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00:53

Obaseki sworn in as no Edo Gov "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Saturday in Benin took an oath of office succeeding former Governor Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki took an oath of office at about 12:30 p.m. administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cronwel Idahosa. Similarly, Obaseki’s Deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu took an oath of office at about 12:00 noon, […]

The post Obaseki sworn in as no Edo Gov appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.

00:52

The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

THE KANGBASHI DISTRICT of Ordos, China is a marvel of urban planning, 137-square miles of shining towers, futuristic architecture and pristine parks carved out of the grassland of Inner Mongolia. It is a thoroughly modern city, but for one thing: No one lives there.

Well, almost ...Read More

00:52

The etymology of the name ‘Donald Trump’ means ‘The Great Deceiver’ in old English "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Apparently evangelical Christians in the US voted en masse for Donald Trump because they believe it is “God’s will” that Trump becomes President and the most powerful person in the world.

So why is it not even one of them has noticed that Trump’s name literally means “The Great Deceiver” – or in other words another name for Satan and the name of the person who is supposed to bring about the end of the world in the book of Revelations.

The name Donald in old English or Celtic means “great ruler”:

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… and the original meaning of Trump in old English was “deceiver”:

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There are a few other things that might freak out evangelicals who voted for Trump too:

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00:51

Big Soda's strategy to make us believe that it is all about calories "IndyWatch Feed World"

Coca-Cola loves to promote the Calories In/ Calories Out (CICO) model. As one of the leading purveyors of sugar sweetened beverages, it constitutes a significant portion of the added sugars in the American diet. Do you remember the story of the Twinkie diet? In 2010, Mark Haub, a researcher at the Kansas State University achieved notoriety as a follower of the Twinkie diet. For 10 weeks, Haub ate a Twinkie every three hours instead of a regular meal. He also ate Doritos, Oreo cookies and sugary cereal. The catch was that he would only eat 1800 calories per day of some of the most fattening foods on the planet. In those two months, he lost 27 pounds, his LDL cholesterol got better as did his triglycerides. This gained the attention of every mainstream media outlet, including CNN. This supported the view that it was all about the calories. You could eat whatever you wanted, but as long as you reduced calories, you could still lose weight.

00:49

Montana Judge Deems Courtroom Lies An Act Of Stolen Valor… "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

He appeared before a Veterans Court after claiming military service. Via Great Falls Tribune: A local judge ordered a Cascade County man to complete community service and pay a fine for lying to the court about serving in the military in order to gain entrance into the Veterans Treatment Court. Ryan Patrick Morris was originally […]

00:48

NATO members fear having to 'pay their bills' under Trump Presidency "IndyWatch Feed World"

The victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election is NATO's worst nightmare come true. Trump has repeatedly showed a skeptical attitude toward the alliance. Now, NATO chiefs reckon with "the worst developments," including the possible withdrawal of US troops from Europe, German magazine Der Spiegel reported. Brussels does not exclude that under the new administration Washington will decide to withdraw at least a part of its troops from Europe, the magazine wrote. After Trump's victory, NATO expects negative developments in this regard, the article said. The magazine referred to a secret report of the office of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg which described possible scenarios of Trump's presidency in detail and, in particular, cited his promises to withdraw the American military contingent from the EU.

00:47

So long 'Madam Clinton,' you won't be missed! "IndyWatch Feed World"

The departure of Hillary Clinton and her husband from the US political scene opens the way for those who want to offer the American people a genuine left wing alternative. However given the decayed state of the Democratic Party it is doubtful if they can make use of it. In the vast ocean of words which have been written about the US Presidential election it is important to hold on to one single fact: Donald Trump won primarily because Hillary Clinton lost. Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate, and absolutely the wrong person for the Democratic Party to propose for President. I have previously discussed her background in some detail, and have said why merely on the strength of her public record she was a completely unsuitable person to become President of the United States of America

00:47

Big starling murmuration videos "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 9 October 2016 from Ede town in Gelderland province in the Netherlands shows a big murmuration of about 10,000 starlings.

One week later, the starlings were still there.

This 16 October 2016 from Ede town in the Netherlands shows a big murmuration of about 10,000 starlings.

This 20 October 2016 from Ede town in the Netherlands shows a big murmuration of about 10,000 starlings, in slow motion.

00:46

My 350 on Donald Trump: leadership crisis in the West "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

"Trump's election and BREXIT speak louder than the referendum and election results."

Who would ever have thought that a man who has never held public office, calls women and migrants names that are socially unacceptable, and who has bragged about sexually assaulting women could be voted in as president of the most powerful country in the world.

This makes me wonder what has happened to the American people that made them reach the point where they have let the dark side of human nature influence their political decisions.

The general feeling of the American people is that they have been let down by political elites for many years. These politicians' promises of improving their quality of life significantly have not materialised.  On the contrary, they have been worse off. The recent economic crisis and the Government's reaction became a turning point in the overall dismay of the people towards politicians.

This was caused by the feeling that the Government was concerned with bailing out banks and corporations and forgetting to support the people who were most affected by the financial crisis. The people feel that political elites work for the benefit of big corporations, putting aside the interests and challenges of the wider working class.

Hilary Clinton is seen by many alienated voters to be one of the mainstream political elite, given that she held various political positions and given her family's reported connections and personal benefits from corporations directly and indirectly through the Clinton Foundation.

Their votes for a politically untested Trump over an ‘experienced’ Clinton were undoubtedly protest votes.

Similar sentiments of disappointment and mistrust of the mainstream political establishment have been felt by voters in the United Kingdom and led to the vote to leave the European Union, which was against the will of the majority of political elites.

Both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President of America are strong signals of a crisis of leadership that the West is facing, more important than though caused by the economic crisis of 2008.

It is important that politicians recognise this root cause of the current revolution that has been expressed in the form of protest votes.

Politicians in the West should return to a genuine politics that would give people confidence in feeling that they are at the centre of politicians’ concerns.

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00:45

Gold, Silver Action: The Criminals Are Still In Charge "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Gold, Silver Action: The Criminals Are Still In Charge Out with the old, in with the old.  Wall Street and  the Fed wants to make nice with Trump so as soon as he accepted the next Presidency, the market manipulators went to work on pushing stocks higher and gold lower. What happened with the threat…

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00:42

Third Straight Night Of Protests Against Trump "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Terrence Petty and Robert Jablon for Associated Press - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — From New York to Illinois to California, in red states as well as blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump's election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, igniting fires and in at least one city, facing pepper spray and rubber projectiles from police trying to clear the streets. The demonstrations stretched into a third straight night Thursday and came to a head in Portland, Oregon, where thousands marched and chanted, "We reject the president-elect!" while some lit firecrackers and sparked a dumpster blaze.

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Is Obama Staging a Color Revolution in the US? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Martin Berger – New Eastern Outlook – 12.11.2016 The recent victory of now President-elect Donald Trump has taken a lot of Americans by surprise. But it would be safe to say that the corporate ruling elites that went all in on Hillary Clinton were literally shocked by her defeat. Without her at the head […]

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Who's telling the truth: the BBC or social media? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



This morning's Today opened to the following main headline from Justin Webb:
Donald Trump says he intends to keep parts of Obamacare, the health reforms that led to millions of Americans getting health insurance for the first time - a policy he had said he wanted to abolish. 
The following news bulletin continued the theme:
The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump, who campaigned vigorously on a pledge to scrap Barack Obama's signature healthcare reforms, has said he may now keep elements of the policy. Mr Trump had repeatedly vowed to repeal the legislation, which has allowed millions of poorer Americans to obtain health insurance, on the first day of his presidency.
Wyre Davies's report began:
For Donald Trump on the pre-election campaign trail scrapping President Obama's Affordable Care Bill, or Obamacare, was a key policy priority. It was a programme that, at his packed rallies, Mr Trump repeatedly called a "disaster".
Donald Trump: Real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing Obamacare. 
With too much government interference in the healthcare industry, argued Trump supporters and Republican leaders in Congress, they agreed Obamacare should be repealed. But in his first post-election interview for the CBS 60 Minutes programme there were signs that Mr Trump's stance on Obamacare may already be softening.
CBS interviewer: Are you going to make sure that people with pre-[existing] conditions are still covered?
Donald Trump: Yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest assets...
CBS interviewer (interrupting): You're going to keep that?
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SR 1337 PLAYING NICE - President-Elect Donald Trump Meets With President Obama at White House "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 Playing Nice and Hedging Bets to Void Possible Prosecution SR 1337 PLAYING NICE - President-Elect Donald Trump Meets With President Obama at White House President Obama hosts a meeting in the Oval Office and other areas of the White House today with President-Elect Donald J. Trump. They has never actually met before. Reports are they were to meet for only 15 to 20 minutes yet talked for over one and a half hours. Topics purportedly included White House operations, logistics, domestic and foreign policy and more. Both men seemed quite conciliatory and even commented that First Lady Michelle Obama and soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump also met. So it appears that the meeting was a great step in passing the Presidential baton… or was the invitation by Obama an attempt to play nice so he himself may not get into hot water with Trump’s new Attorney General of Special Prosecutor in the future? Time will tell… I’m still reporting form 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/mKTfHmpxP80

00:38

Brazil holds nationwide strikes against Temer 'the usurper' after harsh budget cuts "IndyWatch Feed World"

Wide-scale protests against harsh social development budget cuts over next 20 years are taking place in Brazil. Meanwhile, former President Dilma Rousseff has promised to produce evidence of interim leader Michel Temer's corruption. Protests against "the government's conservative agenda," namely the Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC 55) introduced to Congress by President Michel Temer, began sweeping the country early Friday morning. Citizens of at least 19 out of 27 Brazilian states and the Federal District participated in the protests. PEC 55 is an amendment which will freeze all the investments in the country's public services for 20 years.

00:36

How to lose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

How Hillary Clinton defied the odds to lose the presidency
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00:35

President-Elect Trump’s Environmental Plans Spell Disaster "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network

The US president-elect has called global warming a hoax and climate science bullshit. What do Donald Trump’s climate plans mean for international agreements?


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A Place To Reflect, To Reconnect "IndyWatch Feed World"

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This past week I have been at Villa del Faro with Seth and Jocelyn, reviewing plans for 2017. It was a week in which the thought came to us: people need time to reflect (among other important things). I took this photo of the Stone Beach Cottage at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday and I can visualize many friends, colleagues, and plenty of as yet unknown folks who would benefit from some reflection time there.

Yes, I am aware that not everyone has the option to do this. But for those who do, and must choose a place of quiet contemplation, and would prefer one off grid and close to one of the most remarkable marine ecosystems on the planet, look no further. Disconnect from the news and reconnect with nature.


00:33

Dakota Access Pipeline Company Intends To Break Law To Finish Project "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By John Zangas for DC Media Group - The Obama Administration is presently considering a reroute of the pipeline away from the planned pipeline tunnel under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Reservation. Obama spoke on November 2, saying the Army Corps of Engineers is considering a reroute because of the unrest. But Elders say the project route has already destroyed burial sites and whatever river crossing is chosen, it will still cross the Missouri upstream, potentially affecting the reservation and millions dependent on the river.

00:29

100,000s stage largest-ever protest in Seoul to demand President Park resign "IndyWatch Feed World"

Hundreds of thousands are walking the streets of Seoul in the latest protest against South Korean President Park Geun-hye, who has come under fire for allowing her close confidante to have too much influence over her government policies. According to organizers, 850,000 people joined the candlelight rally at Gwanghwamun and a public square near Seoul City Hall, with the number expected to reach up to one million. Police said they counted 220,000 people, surpassing the figure they expected by at least 50,000. About 25,000 officers were deployed to maintain order during the rally.

00:26

CIA Officially Admit Extraterrestrial Entities Roam The Earth "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A wave of recently declassified documents proves that the CIA knew about and couldn’t explain the extraterrestrial phenomenon.  According to reports, in the 1950’s over 100 UFO’s were witnessed, with  Full Article »

00:22

Tenderness "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

When it flooded people would come from all around the district to see the valley full of quiet brown water.

We strangers to one another, lived on the top of the ridge, with its five houses, an old pub and two street lights.  People wondered why any of us were there, why such a grand hotel, surrounded by sprawling queenslanders with elaborate gables and six paned windows lined a road that swept down into a valley in the middle of nowhere. 

There was a time long before mine, when we were the town before the town up and left and moved to higher ground across the river.  There’d been more houses but over time all but ours had collapsed, their concrete slabs freely and my guess permanently snuffed out by the lush tropical vegetation.  No one was coming back out here.  They might stop at the pub for lunch or a beer garden band on a Sunday afternoon but that was the extent of it.  Because of the floods mostly.  The rain was so heavy some days you couldn’t see the house across the road.  It was no wonder the river that ran beside us burst its banks three or four times a year.

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GNOME 3.22.2 Released "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The second and final planned point release to GNOME 3.22 is now available...

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Conspiracy Theorist Investigating US Military Paedophile Ring Found Dead "IndyWatch Feed World"

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British conspiracy theorist and father-of-two Max Spiers was found dead under suspicious circumstances, just days after texting his mum: “If anything happens to me, investigate.” In an interview just before  Full Article »

00:15

Trump Surrounded By Bankers, Wall St. Insiders Banging on the Door to Get In: “Draining the Swamp?” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Trump Surrounded By Bankers, Wall St. Insiders Banging on the Door to Get In: “Draining the Swamp?” SHTFPlan Comment: If Jamie Dimon (of JP Morgan Chase) or anyone else that heads a Wall Street mega-bank, etc. does become Treasury Secretary – and that’s a big if for now, as reports on Jamie Dimon remain unconfirmed –…

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00:08

"98 Percent of Confederate Soldiers Never Owned a Slave" "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in 2011, the Texas legislature passed a resolution designating April Confederate Heritage Month. As I just learned from Dead Confederates, written into the language of the bill was an old bit of Lost Cause propaganda, the statement that "ninety-eight percent of Texas Confederate soldiers never owned a slave". This statement is routinely made about Confederate soldiers in general, and is factually inaccurate. The best available study on this sort of question is Joseph T. Glatthaar's General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse (2009). Glatthaar showed that about 10 percent of the soldiers who volunteered to serve in 1861 personally owned slaves. But even that number is misleading, because soldiers were mostly young men, and young men don't own much property. Another 26 percent of Lee's soldiers came from families that owned slaves, so their own future inheritances consisted largely of human beings. So a better number for the number of slave owners in Lee's army is about 36 percent. Across the whole Confederacy, about 24 percent of households owned slaves, so soldiers were more likely to own slaves than those who did not serve.

00:05

Trump: I’m Reopening 9/11 Investigation "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office are raising eyebrows around the world, but of all the items on his agenda it is the reopening of the  Full Article »

00:05

Emergent Gravity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As I wrote a few days ago about the debate among physicists about gravity and dark matter. Now Physorg has a nice little article on one of the new theories of gravity, which is called Emergent Gravity:

In 2010, Erik Verlinde surprised the world with a completely new theory of gravity. According to Verlinde, gravity is not a fundamental force of nature, but an emergent phenomenon. In the same way that temperature arises from the movement of microscopic particles, gravity emerges from the changes of fundamental bits of information, stored in the very structure of spacetime.

In his 2010 article (On the origin of gravity and the laws of Newton), Verlinde showed how Newton's famous second law, which describes how apples fall from trees and satellites stay in orbit, can be derived from these underlying microscopic building blocks. Extending his previous work and work done by others, Verlinde now shows how to understand the curious behaviour of stars in galaxies without adding the puzzling dark matter. . . .

According to Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the ArXiv preprint server, Verlinde shows how his theory of gravity accurately predicts the velocities by which the stars rotate around the center of the Milky Way, as well as the motion of stars inside other galaxies.

"We have evidence that this new view of gravity actually agrees with the observations, " says Verlinde. "At large scales, it seems, gravity just doesn't behave the way Einstein's theory predicts."
Lots of cutting edge theoretical physics is focused on information. I'm not sure how much of that is a sort of fad derived from the prominence of computers in our lives, and how much it will end up explaining. But I find all of these new approaches promising.

00:03

Sarawak lawmaker urges Adenan to amend Shariah court law on conversion "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Citing religious freedom, Sarawak Opposition lawmaker Baru Bian wants the state government to amend the state Syariah Court Ordinance 2001 to enable natives who have converted to Islam to be allowed to return to their original creeds. Baru who is also a lawyer said the amendment was necessary after the Court of Appeal dismissed this […]

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My door is open to discussions on MA63, says Najib "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tun Razak is ready to discuss the Malaysia Agreement 1963 with Sabah and Sarawak. Najib, when officiating the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation’s (UPKO) national convention here today, said that his door is always open to leaders from Sabah and Sarawak. “If the Malaysia Agreement as a document… if a part of our Constitution had been […]

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Youths are the pillar of a progressive Sarawak and Malaysia, Adenan says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said youths of today are important members of the society as they are the state and country’s valuable assets. He said there are millions of young people who will shoulder vital roles in contributing their time, energy and skills to ensure Sarawak and Malaysia can progress. “There are […]

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After appeal, Malacca allows Maths and Science in English at 13 schools "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Students at 13 Malacca schools will once more have the option to learn maths and science in English under the Dual-Language Programme (DLP) introduced this year. The option was approved by the state Education Department following an appeal from a parents education advocacy group, The Star reported today. Malacca Action Group for Parents in Education […]

Pakatan Harapan embraces Dr M’s party "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) will be incorporated into the Pakatan Harapan soon, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today. He said the two-month old Umno breakaway force has agreed in principle to the Opposition bloc’s framework, but said there were some details that need to be ironed out before PPBM officially becomes […]

00:01

‘Shameful Igp’ Flayed For Closing An Eye On Najib’s 1mdb Confidant "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Penang-born billionaire Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, continues to remain elusive even though yet another country has expressed interest in questioning him over the 1MDB matter.The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) noted the latest was Singapore’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) which testified in a Singapore court that Jho Low was […]

00:01

Moderate economic growth likely in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Malaysia’s economy is expected to expand moderately in 2017 driven by domestic consumption, mega infrastructure projects and foreign direct investment. Julia Goh, Economist at The United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia), explains the reasons behind the bank’s forecast and outlines the risks that will persist in the year ahead. 1. What is your growth […]

00:01

Parents worry over falling ringgit "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The dramatic slide in the ringgit yesterday left parents, who have children studying overseas, wondering just how they are going to cope. Jeya Sandrasegaran said he was already reeling from last year’s slump and now was unsure if he would be able to support his daughter who was studying in London. “It was bad enough […]

00:01

Stop using ‘Bersatu’ or else, RoS warns Dr M’s party "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Barely two months old, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) could be deregistered soon if it persists in using “Bersatu” as an abbreviation in its programmes. The Registrar of Societies (Ros) issued a letter dated November 8 warning the Umno offshoot that stern action, including deregistration, awaited them if they failed to comply with the Societies […]

00:01

MACC officers must be of top morals "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The video of the woman with blue black marks on her face standing at the edge of the hospital bed went viral and netizens condemned the suspected husband, as her Facebook post stated that it was her husband who was attached to the Segamat branch of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had abused her. As […]

00:01

Organisers of Bersih 2.0 receive death threats "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A WhatsApp message was sent to Bersih 2.0 chairman Maria Chin’s handphone with edited images of decapitated heads of six persons by ISIS at 12.49am yesterday. The six were Maria and her three sons, Dato Ambiga and Mandeep Singh, a press statement issued by Bersih 2.0 Steering Committee from Petaling Jaya stated yesterday. “It’s horrific […]

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Trump victory comes with a silver lining for the world’s progressives "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. It was a time when we saw the curious spectacle of a superpower, the US, growing stronger because of – rather than despite – its burgeoning deficits. It was also remarkable because of the sudden influx of two billion workers –…


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‘Our fate is in the hands of Ivanka’: Bill Maher predicts what we can expect from President Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

HBO host Bill Maher took a deeper dive into what Americans might expect from President-elect Donald Trump on Real Time, Friday night, including how he might be influenced by the people he has surrounded himself with. During the overtime segment that follows Real Time, the topic turned to…


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Profanity’s roots in brain chemistry? Damn right "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

When Benjamin Bergen was working on his new book about profanity, the reaction he would most often get was bafflement. Why would he want to write about vulgarity, profanity and cussin’? His answer, as a cognitive scientist, is that expletives are more than just vulgar expressions we let slip when…


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Trump predicted to tap mastermind of Bush torture program as CIA chief "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jose Rodriguez, one of the masterminds behind the infamous George W. Bush torture and retention program, may be selected by the new administration to run the CIA, according to an influential law firm where Trump’s major ally serves as a senior adviser.

The prediction that Jose Rodriguez, a career intelligence officer and former head […]

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Bersih 2.0 chief, family gets second beheading threat "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In the countdown to the Bersih 5 rally, its organiser Maria Chin Abdullah received a second death threat against her person and her three children today, this time reportedly with the four losing their heads. News portal Malaysiakini reported the Bersih 2.0 chairman saying the gruesome images were sent to her mobile phone earlier this […]

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Muhyiddin denies being stumbling block to PPBM joining Pakatan Harapan "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin rebuffed allegations that he was the reason why his party’s delay in joining Pakatan Harapan. Denying he suffered “cold feet”, the former deputy prime minister said the delay was because his party wanted more time to engage with Pakatan Harapan leaders who had previously been rivals, […]

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Stop secession talk, just talk to us, PM tells Sabahans "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak urged Sabahans today to desist their calls to withdraw from Malaysia, amid growing frustration over a perceived loss of their rights. Najib said the federal government does not have any intention to strip Sabah of its rights as enshrined in the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). “If any part of […]

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PPBM fully with Pakatan Harapan, Dr M says "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad formally sought to enter his Umno breakaway party to be a part of the Pakatan Harapan alliance today. At the inaugural Pakatan Harapan convention here, the former prime minister who is now chairman of Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) called for the Opposition parties to form a framework similar to the […]

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Idris Jusoh: National higher education policy stays for now despite Trump’s victory "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Higher Education Ministry (KPT) will conduct a detailed review of the national higher education policy if the education policy of the United States changes in line with the change in its leadership. Minister of Higher Education Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the national higher education policy would be continued and students could continue with […]

00:01

PM: Malaysia has deal to ship illegal Filipinos home "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Malaysia has reached an agreement with the Philippines and will be sending back its citizens who have illegally made Sabah their home, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today. Najib said Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte extended his cooperation during their recent meeting in Putrajaya. “I told him I want him to take back as […]

00:01

JAMAL & CO SURROUND & HARASS BERSIH VOLUNTEERS "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sungai Besar Umno chief Jamal Md Yunus and about fifty of his red-shirt underlings harassed Bersih volunteers who were distributing pamphlets in Bangi earlier today. This was evident in footage posted on the Oriental Daily YouTube channel which showed red-shirts led personally by Jamal harassing Bersih volunteers, asking them to explain the points on the […]

00:01

Will police protect Maria? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

As Bersih5, one of the biggest civil rights rallies looms, Bersih chairperson Maria Chin Abdullah received another death threat. Malaysiakini reported that this time, images sent to her mobile phone showed the decapitation of Maria, her three sons, Bersih secretariat member Mandeep Singh and Human Rights Society chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan. “The first threat received last […]

00:01

Transportation reform starts with SPAD "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Dear Land Public Transport Commission of Malaysia (SPAD), Hi, it’s me again. You remember, one of the rakyat jelata? The ones who actually use the modes of public transportation on a daily basis? If you recall, I had written to you earlier this year to raise a few pointers, regarding local taxi drivers, your chairman, […]

00:01

Learn from Pakatan Rakyat’s mistakes, Amanah No 2 tells new pact "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Pakatan Harapan member parties must learn from the past and avoid repeating the same mistakes that led to the demise of the Pakatan Rakyat pact, Parti Amanah Negara deputy president Salahuddin Ayub said today. He reminded his allies at the new federal Opposition alliance’s first convention here that many Malaysians had put their hopes in […]

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Space Fence Program Takes the War on Consciousness to the Heavens "IndyWatch Feed World"

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THE SWISS ARE DUE TO REVEAL THEIR 1MDB FINDINGS "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

While Rome Burned, The Mad Emperor Nero Played The Fiddle .. . Just a short while ago, the BBC in UK played clip of MO1 doing the cissy jerks. Macam retard betul. Ali Hamsa nampak macam sudah kena dua koleh. Anyway here is Noose from Singapore. Yak Yew Chee the other BSI banker who was […]

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Italy v New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good on you for getting (or staying up) for the 3 am start.  Here’s the usual Whaleoil post for those who wish to multi-screen and share their joy and other emotions about the game as it develops. Before the game, pop in your score for bragging rights. PLEASE do not discuss the game in any […]

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Real reasons South East senators visited Buhari recently. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Indications have emerged that South East Senators, who recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari presented a list of demands as a condition for supporting the $29.9 billion external loan being sought by the President through the National Assembly, NASS. The proposals, which Saturday Vanguard had knowledge of focused on poor state of infrastructure in the South […]

23:59

Did Facebook tell your friends that you had died? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Did Facebook tell your friends that you had died?

Facebook has made a "terrible error."

What is it this time? Oh, only that they've been telling folks that their friends and loved ones have died...

23:57

Vets Day Postmortem: Trump No To Regime Change Death/Destruction Ali/King Called Vietnam Genocide "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Current US President elect denounced the "death and destruction" brought down on the the Middle East under the outgoing Democratic administration Obama and Sec. of State Hillary.If the wholesale and genocidal destruction of 3 wealthy Arab oil nations is now a discredited activity by US President-elect Donald Trump how the hell can Americans who are veterans of bringing about this "death and destruction" be hailed as heroes?

23:55

On Harry Reid's Moral Outrage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Reading Harry Reid’s letter to the American people brought up such a mix of conflicting emotions. Mostly, though, I feel disbelief that this is reality. I cannot dispute a single word of what Harry Reid wrote. I can’t believe that we’re in a position where the Senate Minority Leader feels so morally outraged at the election of a new president that he feels compelled to respond this way.

Naturally I feel the sting of it. In any normal situation, calling the president-elect “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate,” would be an inexcusable violation of norms and an actual threat to our democracy. I can’t even imagine the outrage I would feel if the shoe was on the other foot and Mitch McConnell said anything remotely comparable about president-elect Clinton.

There’s a powerful argument that the best defense against Trump is the strength of our history and traditions and system, and that the reality of the requirements of governance are the best bets for house training him and limiting the damage.

But there’s an equally compelling argument that the biggest danger is normalizing Trump in any way, and that making the traditional accommodations to a new president is an irresponsible abdication of moral duty.

I don’t know how to feel, and that’s very unsettling.

On some level, responsible people have to make an effort to keep our government moving, one step after another. How do you do that, though, without validating Trump and Trumpism and in some ways empowering him?

Regardless of what you think you know, does he deserve at least some space to show us how he’ll act now that he’s actually responsible for all of us?

Or has he already signaled that he isn’t about to make any pivot by the people he’s floating to serve in his administration?

What an impossible situation this is!

Discuss

A New Resistance Will Arise "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I was helping my son with his homework last night and I noticed that he had accidentally dated his work in several places with 10/10 rather than 11/10. That’s when I realized that my brother’s birthday had snuck up on me. Tomorrow is his birthday and he would have been 57 years old. Last year, his birthday came so close on the heels of his unexpected death that it didn’t really add to our misery, but this year is different. This morning, I didn’t really want to get out of bed. I felt too nauseated to move.

Well, I got out of bed and I realized that I’m feeling nauseated a lot lately and it’s not the kind of sick feeling that has the prospect of going away any time soon.

I am certain I am not alone in this.

The last time I felt this way was as I watched the Twin Towers fall and I began to contemplate what it was going to do to our national character, particularly under the leadership of what I knew to be an administration absolutely bent on catering to and stoking our worst angels.

It took us a while back then to find each other and get organized, but we did it. It wasn’t quite in time for the 2004 elections, but by 2006 we were a real movement both online and in real life.

I’m feeling a little old and used up at the moment, as though maybe I can’t do this again. Maybe it’s time for the next generation. But that’s just stress and exhaustion speaking, and perhaps the realization that this is a thousand times more dire.

Right now, everyone wants to hash things out, settle scores, argue that their sage advice wasn’t heeded.

That’s human nature and you can’t really fight against it.

But eventually the people who are going to fight this battle and organize for it will find each other, and they’ll be the new leaders. They won’t be looking to score points against people who are mostly on their side. They’ll be looking to build the biggest, strongest movement possible.

When the time comes, look me up. I’ll be ready.

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Who's to Blame? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I don’t like Jill Stein. I don’t have one good word to say about her. It has nothing to do with her being a member of the Green Party or deciding to run for president and it has everything to do with her personality, her lack of intelligence, her sanctimonious dishonest bullshit, and her almost regal hypocrisy. I am not a fan. And I’ve been mocking her (mostly on Twitter) for having so little support that she can see Zero from her house.

And, it’s true, virtually no one voted for her and for good reason. I’d guess that three-quarters of the votes she did get were not cast in support of her personally but more as just a way of saying that you didn’t like your choices or that you’re to the left of Clinton or that you didn’t like how Sanders was treated, or whatever.

Here’s the irony, though. Now there are a bunch of people coming out who are really incensed that she’s getting blamed (along with Gary Johnson) for throwing the election to Donald Trump. And what’s their argument?

Their argument is that it’s impossible for her to have destroyed the country and probably the world because she didn’t get enough votes to change anything.

Now, first of all, that’s a contentious assertion. She and Johnson did get enough votes in enough key states that their voters alone could have changed the election. But this debate gets muddled quickly because no one keeps their categories segregated. Are we blaming Jill Stein for putting her name on the ballot? Or are we blaming the people who voted for her for not voting for Clinton? Are we going to include the people who stayed home because Stein wasn’t on the ticket (in some states)?

So, let’s not make this too complicated. Did Jill Stein and Gary Johnson cause Donald Trump to win simply by putting their names on the ballots in key states? That’s kind of unknowable. We can argue about how we think their voters would have behaved if given only two choices. It’s a close call, and it will probably never be decided conclusively.

The next question, though, is would it have been easier to say they did if they got more votes? And here I think the answer is clearly yes, particularly for Stein. If she had gotten 10% or 20% of the vote, no one would be disputing that she had cost Clinton the election. So, this defense of her really comes down to saying that she didn’t make Trump our president but only because she failed to win more support.

It’s a very odd defense of Jill Stein. She tried to throw the election to Trump but it turned out that Trump didn’t need her help.

It really doesn’t make her look better. She had no appeal so she did no damage so don’t be mad at her.

Okay.

That’s great.

But this is all a distraction because it’s not about who was on the ballot but about who voted...

Leonard Cohen is Gone "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Respect:

I liked this guy's sincerity, so I am sharing his excellent Suzanne cover with you.

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Trump's Power is Out of Proportion to His Mandate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Here’s a list of the top ten popular vote winners in U.S. presidential history (by thousands of votes):

Update [2016-11-10 13:19:58 by BooMan]: I accidentally forgot to include Mitt Romney, so this is now a Top 11 list and the rest of the post is amended to reflect my error.

1. 2008- Barack Obama- 69,499
2. 2012- Barack Obama- 65,916
3. 2004- George W. Bush- 62,041
4. 2012- Mitt Romney- 60,934
5. 2008- John McCain- 59,948
6. 2016- Hillary Clinton- 59,938
7. 2016- Donald Trump- 59,705
8. 2004- John Kerry- 59,028
9. 1984- Ronald Reagan- 54,455
10. 2000- Al Gore- 51,000
11. 2000- George W. Bush- 50,456

A few notes: If she hasn’t already, Clinton will eventually pass John McCain and be in fifth place on this list. Obviously, the list is biased in favor of participants in the most recent elections since population growth has been constant. That’s why the ten out of eleven are from the last four presidential elections.

Still, Al Gore is listed higher than his 2000 opponent and Donald Trump is listed higher than his 2016 opponent. Coming in in seventh place is even less impressive for Trump when you realize that he ran in the election with the largest population. He got fewer votes than John McCain did eight years ago in an election where McCain only pulled a little over forty-five percent. He barely got more votes than John Kerry did twelve years ago in a losing effort.

In the end, Clinton will receive more votes than anyone except Barack Obama, George W. Bush in 2004, and Mitt Romney in 2008, and yet she won’t become president. Donald Trump will be behind not only his opponent but John McCain and Sarah Palin.

In most ways, none of this matters. Candidates don’t vie to win the popular vote. If they did, they would campaign in different states and their ads would be different and placed in different media markets. They’d possibly pick different running mates and adopt modified policies. They run to win the Electoral College, and that is how they should be judged. They also don’t run against candidates from prior or future elections. A win is a win.

But, as we begin to look at just how consequential this election will be, it’s important to have some perspective about how much support there is for the changes that are coming. Consider this:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who chaired Trump’s campaign in Texas, said the businessman’s victory allows state Republicans to “move forward with boldness and confidence,” finally free to push conservative legislation without having to worry about Washington undermining it.

“The fact we’re going to have a rock-solid conservative on the Supreme Court, and maybe two or three more before his term ends, and the fact that we’re not goin...

Avoiding the Political Southification of the North "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While I (and seemingly every other political analyst) am sticking licking my wounds over missing the presidential election outcome so badly, I did get the opportunity this morning to revisit some analysis that I mostly got right. I went back and looked at a piece I wrote in December 2015 called Trump and the Missing White Voters. It was an eerie experience reading it and it gave me a sick feeling.

I looked at some analysis Sean Trende had done in 2013, and some competing analysis done then by Karl Rove, over whether or not the Republicans needed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill in order to ever compete in a national election again. I concluded that Donald Trump was well-poistioned to execute Trende’s strategy of opposing immigration reform and winning the presidential election by turning out white voters who had not participated in 2012.

Now, this is an interesting and important debate, but there’s something that both sides agree about. They agree that there is a big pool of white voters out there who voted for McCain but not for Romney. And they agree that their profile is basically that of blue collar workers in the Midwest rather than evangelicals in the South. They are, roughly, the “Reagan Democrats” of Macomb County, Michigan first identified by Stanley Greenberg back in the 1980’s.

It seems to me that these are the type of folks who are gravitating to Donald Trump. I need more data to confirm my hypothesis, but here are some supporting indicators. A USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll just found that 68% of Trump’s supporters say that they would support him in a third party bid while only 18% said that they would not. As for the important first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, Sen. Ted Cruz leads the polls when a tight likely voter model is used but Trump leads when a looser screen is utilized. In other words, folks who didn’t vote in the 2008 or 2012 caucuses are more likely to support Trump than voters who did participate. Trump is attracting new voters and voters who had dropped out.

His platform, if you can call it that, is pretty well designed to appeal to this demographic. He opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Mexican immigration, and he promises to keep scary Muslims from entering the country. He’s not hammering on traditional social values issues that don’t interest these disaffected voters. He’s making more of a generalized racial, religious and tribal appeal. And he’s saying he’ll make America great again, with the unstated premise t......

23:54

A Facebook glitch declared all its users are dead, including Zuckerberg "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook users who logged on to their accounts discovered that their accounts turned to a “memorialized account,” due to their alleged death.

Funny as it is disturbing, but the technology can also do this and this time it has happened to Facebook. This night the Tech giant declared everyone dead due to a glitch.

The memorial feature was implemented by Facebook in 2015 to allow families access their loved ones’ social accounts after the death.

This glitch was first discovered by the employees at the Business Insider.

“A Facebook bug is displaying people as having died when visiting their profile page.” reads the post published by the Business Insider.

“Multiple Business Insider employees reported seeing the message at the top of their Facebook profiles on Friday, and the bug appears to also be affecting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.”

On Friday afternoon, users who logged on to their accounts discovered that their accounts turned to a “memorialized account,” due to their alleged death.

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Of course, the platform considered also the CEO Mark Zuckerberg as dead.

“We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”  reads a statement on the Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.

Now imagine the impact on the visitors of the FB pages of their friends or popular individuals.

The colleagues at THN reached out to the company for an explanation:

“For a brief period today, a message meant for memorialized profiles was mistakenly posted to other accounts. This was a terrible error that we have now fixed. We are very sorry that this happened and we worked as quickly as possible to fix it.” a Facebook spokesperson told THN.

But Facebook is magic, and he has given us new life once it has solved the problem.

We resurrected!

Let’s remind that users can opt to have their account completely delete after their death or turn into a memorial...

23:50

Viva Presidente Trump! "IndyWatch Feed National"

I thought I may as well throw up the stuff that’s caught my eye inre Presidente Trump here: • President Trump: Countdown to Apocalypse, b. traven, CrimethInc, November 9, 2016 • An American Tragedy, David Remnick, The New Yorker, November … Continue reading

23:50

Impeach Obama Before He Can Start World War III "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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President Obama renewed bombings, yesterday, in Syria, that will potentially put American forces at odds with the Russian military.

Why would Obama ever think to expand the war in Syria to dangerous levels? It is clear to many that he is intent on started World War III prior to leaving office. Otherwise, he would simply leave the Syria mess to President-elect Donald Trump.

What other nefarious tricks does Obama have up his sleeve that he plans to unleash upon America before his tw0-term reign of terror is completed? Will he find a way to negate the election results and stay in office? Count me in as a growing number of people that believe that Obama needs to be immediately impeached by a special session of Congress before he can do further damage to this country. What would the impeachment charges consist of?

The following short video addresses many of these questions.

 


 

 

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23:47

America’s Streets Will Run Red with Blood-Mike Adams and Dave Hodges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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I recently interviewed Mike Adams from Newtarget.com and NaturalNews.com about this reaction to the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and what he thinks lies ahead.

Mike Adams has been right on the money, all along about what was going to take place in the campaign. He was among the first to state that Trump was going to pull of this major upset victory over America’s biggest criminal to ever seek political office, Hillary Clinton. However, Mike’s next set of predictions are down right frightening. Mike Adams, unequivocally states that America’s streets will run red with blood.

If yesterday, is any indication, the George Soros led thugs are doing their best to disrupt America and plunge us into a bloody civil war where it will not be safe to go out into the street.

This is a terrifying set of scenarios. Please make this go viral and remain in prayer about the safety of America and Donald Trump. Here is the complete story and details.

 

 

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23:46

Koreans protest against corrupt government, worldwide solidarity "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

South Korea: One million rally in Seoul to demand President Park’s resignation

12 November 2016

One million people, according to organisers, took to the streets of Seoul on Saturday, to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye and the calling of a early presidential election.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

South Korea: Global trade union leaders join protest against Park

Saturday 12th November 2016

INTERNATIONAL trade unions will join protests today against the South Korean government’s crackdown on the labour movement.

A delegation of global union leaders will join today’s mass protests to demand the release of six national union officials who were jailed in 2015 as well as the resignation of scandal-embroiled President Park Geun Hye.

The delegation, which includes IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches, Building and Wood Workers International general secretary Ambet Yuson and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) assistant general secretary Rob Johnston, met on Friday with the imprisoned trade unionists.

The ITF said Korean unions are fighting government plans to accelerate privatisation, further casualise the workforce and introduce a performance pay system that it claims is discriminatory and divisive.

“Trade unions across the world strongly believe that the attack on So...

23:45

Chris Matthews: “Well That’s a B**ch” – After Trump Wins (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Chris Matthews: “Well That’s a Bitch” – After Trump Wins MSNBC Chris Matthews mumbles “Well that a bitch” after Donald Trump won North Carolina on Election Night, making it almost certain he would defeat Hillary Clinton. No Chris, you’re a bitch. Thanks for watching my video guys. Subscribe to my channel if you’re new here…

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23:45

Greg Palast: 2016 Election Stolen — GOP Crosscheck Purged One Million Blacks to Give Donald Trump a Thin Edge in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Election was Stolen – Here’s How

On Tuesday, we saw Crosscheck elect a Republican Senate and as President, Donald Trump.  The electoral putsch was aided by nine other methods of attacking the right to vote of Black, Latino and Asian-American voters, methods detailed in my book and film, including “Caging,” “purging,” blocking legitimate registrations, and wrongly shunting millions to “provisional” ballots that will never be counted.

The system, called Crosscheck, is detailed in my Rolling Stone report,
The GOP’s Stealth War on Voters,” 8/24/2016.

Crosscheck in action:  
Trump victory margin in Michigan:                         13,107
Michigan Crosscheck purge list:                           449,922

Trump victory margin in Arizona:                           85,257
Arizona Crosscheck purge list:                            270,824

Trump victory margin in North Carolina:               177,008
North Carolina Crosscheck purge list:                   589,393

What about those exit polls?
Exit polls are the standard by which the US State Department measures the honesty of foreign elections.  Exit polling is, historically, deadly accurate. The bane of pre-election polling is that pollsters must adjust for the likelihood of a person voting.  Exit polls solve the problem.

But three times in US history, pollsters have had to publicly flagellate themselves for their “errors.”  In 2000, exit polls gave Al Gore the win in Florida; in 2004, exit polls gave Kerry the win in Ohio, and now, in swing states, exit polls ga...

23:34

The Use Of The Word…. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By NPP

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A laugh is always welcome to fend off the hate and the fear. Words can be funny.

The fashion label French Connection, UK branch, use FCUK. I remember years ago at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London, seeing a blues artist, I think it was Memphis Slim, singing a song called…
“F-U-C-K, Tell Her That I Love Her”
(… in case, for those with hard of phonetic hearing, “If You See Kay…”)
… I just tried to google it without luck. Anyway, you might laugh at this. I did.
I’ve written the word backwards as to not offend the easily offendable politically correct sensitives, not that there are many who visit TAP, but still, I do know TAP prefers clean and courteous rather than veer toward the vulgar:
The use word ‘kcuF’:

P.S. instead of “The use of the word…”, the video is titled without ‘of the’. Is this Indian English?

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23:34

Lisbon's Web Summit: AI Not Without a Dark Side "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

But as the technology evolves, experts are cautioning about the potential threats AI could pose in the future.

"AI could be used to deal with particular issues around privacy and surveillance and things like this," Antoine Blondeau, chief executive of Sentient Technologies, told Al Jazeera at the Web Summit in Lisbon.

"That would bother me a lot and it would bother others.

"So yes, it can be used for bad outcomes. It's incumbent on us to make sure it's not concentrated in the hands of people who can implement this without checks and balances."

Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner and world-renowned physicist, drew attention to the dark side of AI last month.

"Alongside the benefits, AI will also bring dangers like powerful autonomous weapons and new ways for the few to oppress the many," Hawking said.

"It will bring great disruption to our economy and in the future AI could develop a will of its own."

For the moment artificial intelligence poses no immediate or obvious threat, but experts say it is a matter of time and work needs to be done now.


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23:26

Juventus Joins Others For Defender Branislav Ivanovic Chase "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


Juventus are the latest side to be linked with a January approach for Chelsea defender, Branislav Ivanovic, with the man due to be out of contract next summer. Already said to be interested are; Crystal Palace and AC Milan.

Know Your Player: Branislav Ivanović is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club, Chelsea, for which he is vice-captain to and the Serbia national team, which he captains. In 2008, he got married to his partner, Nataša Ivanović.


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23:26

‘Prediction professor’ who called Trump’s big win also made another forecast: Trump will be impeached "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Prof. Allan Lichtman was one of the few professional prognosticators to call a Donald Trump win – and now he has another prediction. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)

Few prognosticators predicted a Donald Trump victory ahead of Tuesday night. Polls showed Hillary Clinton comfortably ahead, and much of America (chiefly the media) failed to anticipate the wave of pro-Trump support that propelled him to victory. But a Washington, D.C.-based professor insisted that Trump was lined up for a win — based on the idea that elections are “primarily a reflection on the performance of the party in power.

Allan Lichtman uses a historically based system of what he calls “keys” to predict election results ahead of time. The keys are explained in-depth in Lichtman’s book, “Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House 2016.” In our conversations in September and October, he outlined how President Obama’s second term set the Democrats up for a tight race, and his keys tipped the balance in Trump’s favor, even if just barely.

At the end of our September conversation, Lichtman made another call: that if elected, Trump would eventually be impeached by a Republican Congress that would prefer a President Mike Pence — someone whom establishment Republicans know and trust.

“I’m going to make another prediction,” he said. “This one is not based on a system; it’s just my gut. They don’t want Trump as president, because they can’t control him. He’s unpredictable. They’d love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican. And I’m quite certai...

23:25

Mesa 13.0.1 Is Being Prepped For Release, Many OpenGL & Vulkan Driver Fixes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

For those that wait for the first point release to a new Mesa stable series before switching over to the latest open-source graphics driver stack, Mesa 13.0.1 is just around the corner...

23:21

LLVM Clang Lands -Og Optimization Level "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The LLVM Clang compiler now has a -Og optimization level inspired by GCC...

23:20

Manchester United's Manager, Jose Mourinho, Set To Battle Chelsea Over £26M Victor Lindelof "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


Jose Mourinho is ready to rival, Chelsea for £26 million-rated Benfica star, Victor Lindelof.

Know Your Player: Victor Jörgen Nilsson Lindelöf is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Portuguese club, Benfica and the Sweden national team.

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23:15

The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Can The American People Defeat The Oligarchy That Rules Them? Director of the FBI Reopens Hillary Case What Is At Stake In The Election Reality Disconnect

The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy “Reform always provokes rage on the part of those who profit by the old order.” Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.,  The Crisis of the Old Order Paul Craig Roberts Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept…

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23:15

Where to Turn? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Many people awoke this week with a new understanding of the dangers that face our common life together. We must redouble our efforts to abolish war.

Credit: Hakim Young/Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

In July 1941, Albert Einstein, ten months a US citizen, wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt asking her as First Lady to raise with the president the matter of lifting bureaucratic hurdles so that Jewish refugees threatened by Hitler’s final solution could be granted entry into the U.S. “I know of no-one else to whom to turn for help,” he wrote. But the U.S. government chose not to heed Einstein’s appeal. The following year, some 2.7 million Jews—nearly half of all Jewish victims of the Holocaust—were annihilated.

Throughout 2016, as millions of people faced First-world refugee policies with consequences ranging from the cruel to the brutal to the lethal, it has seemed increasingly unlikely that any U.S. voice—save perhaps U.S. citizens’ in unlikely unison—could  sway the White House to give comfort to those fleeing the chaos that U.S. wars have sown in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We need to have people who mean something to us,” Bernard Cooke once wrote, “People to whom we can turn knowing that being with them is coming home.” His words make me think of Zekerullah, a coordinator of the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ “Street Kids School.” He recently stood in front of the dried up, stench ridden, polluted Kabul River, filming a video encouraging indigenous activists at Standing Rock never to give up, even in the face of armed police, and never to let what happened to the Kabul River befall their beautiful Missouri.

Kabul is the safest place in Afghanistan, a “Ka-bubble” governed in partial, fragile security by the U.S.-allied local government. The Afghan Peace Volunteers, mainly based in Kabul, are no strangers to fear, penury, loss and the dangers of living in a war zone. Yet instead of exacerbating divisions, they have befriended child laborers, street vendors and trash collectors by creating a school which now serves 100 children. This enables them to catch up with the state schools’ math and language curriculum while compensating their families with monthly donations of rice and oil.

A 2016 ...

23:13

Chelsea Plans New Diego Costa Deal, As Atletico Madrid Fights To Get Him Back "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


Chelsea want to tie Diego Costa down to a new contract on the back of his impressive start to the season. The Blues hope to discourage interest from his former club Atletico Madrid.

Know Your Player: Diego da Silva Costa was born 7 October 1988, in Lagarto, Sergipe, Brazil. He is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Chelseaand the Spanish national team. 

He has been described by pundits as a talented striker whose main attributes are his physicality, goalscoring and ability to keep possession. Costa has been criticised and punished for several confrontations with opponents.

He began his career with Braga and Penafiel in Portugal and was signed by Atlético Madrid in 2007. He was loaned back to Braga, and then to Celta de Vigo and Albacete before being sold to Real Valladolid in 2009. He returned to Atlético the following season and went on to play a key role in their attack, scoring 27 goals as they won the league title in 2014, and then joined Chelsea for £32 million. He scored 21 goals in his first season in England, winning the Premier League and League Cup.

Costa is originally Brazilian and was naturalized through residence in his seven years in Spanish football. Internationally, Costa played twice for Brazil in 2013, but later declared his desire to represent Spain, having been granted Spanish citizenship in September 2013. He made his debut for his adopted nation in March 2014, and represented them at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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23:08

Do Progressives Really Find "White Trash" More Threatening Than Nuclear War? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The American electorate’s preference for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has established two facts. One is that the majority of the American people do not believe the media presstitutes. The other is that only the “progressives” ...Read More

23:07

Trump says: 'US should be focused on fighting ISIS' instead of pursuing regime change in Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will most likely abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria to seek a possible rapprochement with Russia on the issue of Assad. "I've had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria," the 70-year-old Republican told the Wall Street Journal in his first interview since the election. From the start of the Syrian war, Barack Obama's foreign policy has been focused on the support and training of the so-called "moderate" rebel groups who were supposed to defeat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, and survive to eventually overthrow Assad. That approach became deadlocked this year when Washington failed to honor its obligations under an agreement with Moscow to separate their moderate rebel forces from internationally-recognized terrorists. Trump, on the other hand, said on Friday that the US should be focused on fighting Islamic State, instead of pursuing regime change in Syria. "My attitude was you're fighting Syria, Syria is fighting ISIS, and you have to get rid of ISIS. Russia is now totally aligned with Syria, and now you have Iran, which is becoming powerful, because of us, is aligned with Syria... Now we're backing rebels against Syria, and we have no idea who these people are."

23:05

Cute animals, 68 minutes video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

8 November 2016

Cute Animals Videos Compilation – The Cutest Red Panda, Kittens, Goslings, Red Squirrel, Birds and More

Filmed and Edited by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

23:03

Na Wa! Young Man Marries A 10ft Cobra He Believes Is His Reincarnated Girlfriend (See Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

I'm just gonna mind my business and not say a word!! Hmmm.. A man has married his pet snake o, because he believes his dead girlfriend came back to life as the cobra.

The snake was spotted by the man in South East Asia, who said it bore a 'striking resemblance' to his former lover.
He and the 10ft serpent now spend every day together watching TV, sharing romantic picnics by the lake, playing board games and going to the gym as a couple.

The unidentified husband is understood to have taken the Buddhist theory that people are reincarnated as animals.
He lost his girlfriend five years ago, but photos have shown he and his new wife are very happy together.

23:01

Transparent Rocket Engine "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Rocket engines are undeniably cool. Experiencing the roar, seeing the fire, and watching the rocket blast off into the sky… what else can you ask for? Well, for [NightHawkInLight], a transparent rocket body is the answer.

Based on previous work by [Applied Science], he uses an acrylic rod as the rocket body and as the fuel. Bring a flame into the acrylic, apply oxygen from a canister at the other end of the body and voilà! The rocket engine starts nicely, and even better, the intensity of the burn can be controlled via the amount of oxygen provided.

The construction is straightforward, just drill a hole in the acrylic rod, tap a thread at one end, and attach a brake line that goes to the oxygen canister. As he explains, in solid rocket engines the fuel and oxidizer are mixed together. A typical recipe in amateur rocketry, known as rocket candy, is a mixture of sugar (as the fuel) and potassium nitrate (as the oxidizer). In a hybrid rocket engine like this, the fuel and the oxidizer are separated from each other and they only mix in the combustion chamber. In this case, the combustion chamber is the fuel itself!

While this rocket engine may not very efficient nor produce a large thrust, it is definitely a great attention-getter.  [NightHawkInLight] did a great job with this video as it has great educational value for those interested in rocketry. Other ways of building rocket engines at home include this PVC pipe version, or even a 3D printed one.


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23:00

Obama Orders Pentagon to Attack Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria, but hold the cheers , it’s all phony "IndyWatch Feed War"

Obama Orders Pentagon to Attack Al-Nusra? Hold  the Cheers! by Stephen Lendman According to the Washington Post, Obama “ordered the Pentagon to find and kill the leaders of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria that the administration had largely ignored until now and that has been at the vanguard of the fight against the Syrian government, […]

23:00

10 Weekend Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Danish Blend coffee, grab a seat by the fire, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Republicans Rode Waves of Populism Until They Crashed the Party (Wall Street Journal) • To Understand Facebook, Study Capgras Syndrome: This mental disorder gives us a unique insight into the digital age (Nautilus)…

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22:59

Donald Trump May Choose Bush-Era Torture Architect for CIA Chief "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Jose Rodriguez is also infamous for destroying 92 tapes of CIA personnel torturing detainees—for which he was never prosecuted

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Bush-era torture architect Jose Rodriguez defended his role in the clandestine program in a 60-minutes interview in 2012 (Screenshot: CBS News

 

President-elect Donald Trump may choose an architect of the George W. Bush administration’s torture program, Jose Rodriguez, to head the CIA, The Intercept reportedFriday.

The Intercept cites a post-election prediction from Dentons, a law firm where Trump confidante Newt Gingrich (himself a potential secretary of state) serves as an advisor. “Dentons was also retained by Make America Number 1, one of the primary Super PACs supporting Trump’s candidacy,” the outlet writes.

Rodriguez directed the National Clandestine Service and “helped develop the CIA black sites, secret prisons operated in foreign countries where interrogators used a...

22:57

Trump warns that by attacking Assad, US will ‘end up fighting Russia’ "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | November 12, 2016 US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will most likely abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria to seek a possible rapprochement with Russia on the issue of Assad. “I’ve had an opposite view of many people regarding Syria,” the 70-year-old Republican told the Wall Street Journal in his […]

22:56

Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller – Election 2016: What Happened and Why? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mark Blyth gives yet another colorful, incisive, and spot on reading of politics, this time of the US election and the political outlook.

22:54

Nollywood Actor, Yomi Fabiyi's Marriage To British Wife Crashes, As He Gets Set For Divorce "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

I honestly hate doing news like this, but then, it's my duty to pass out information #sign!! Hmmm.. Ok so, after several months of denying before fans and the media that his 4 year marriage to Fran, his British wife, was sinking, actor Yomi Fabiyi has come out to admit that indeed, his marriage has failed and he has been unhappy for a long time.

From the explanation he gave on his IG page, the major issue that rocked the boat was the long distance between the both of them. His wife refused to come to Nigeria to live with her husband, while Yomi on his own part refused to settle down in the UK because of his career.. It's pretty sad to see couple split!! But in this case, they should have agreed on where they would eventually settle down, before embarking on the life-long journey.. Hmmmm.. Read his explanation below..

''It's so sad that a lot of people never give me the benefit of the doubt. Only a handful think it is right to respect my freedom of choice. I have been unlucky in life, most of what I do normally have opposite impression irrespective of my positive mindset. I cannot help it and will rather prefer to continue to be real as possible, I am used to being misinterpreted my entire adult life. I never aim to hurt anybody in words or actions before them or behind them. I am never raised that way. They forget that some people no matter how horrible the situation, still has some dignity left in them.
I have also been raised to know that no matter how small the interactions I have with anybody, I should not let my manners slip. It cost nothing but could win a whole lot of goodwill. Moreso, I have been vigorously warned by my parents never to prove to know if what am ready to give out is a gu...

22:54

It Looks Like George Soros is Funding the Trump Protests Just Like He Funded the Ferguson Riots "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Paid instigators are making an already bad situation much much worse.

As riots and protests rage through the streets of America, the question has to be asked:

Does someone behind the scenes want to see civil war in the United States?

The answer is almost certainly yes.

And it isn’t likely to settle down anytime in the next few days. (If you aren’t prepped for this, go here to learn how to stay safe.)

You can also read this article, in which a quote caught on video from Project Veritas shows how the Clinton campaign caused disruptions via “bird-dogging.”

There’s a lot of evidence that someone is funding these protests.

An eyewitness in Austin, Texas spotted protesters being transported by chartered coach buses.

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22:54

People Can Draw Energy From Other People The Same Way Plants Do "IndyWatch Feed World"

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by Michael Forrester A biological research team at Bielefeld University has made a groundbreaking discovery showing that plants can draw an alternative source of energy from other plants. This finding could also have a major impact on the future of bioenergy eventually providing the evidence to show that people draw energy from others in much […] Visit Site

22:49

Brazilians on strike against austerity "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

10 November 2016

Thousands of Brazilian public sector workers stormed Rio De Janeiro’s Legislative Assembly to protest government’s proposed austerity measures.

By James Tweedie:

General strike begins over 20-year spending freeze

Saturday 12th November 2015

EIGHT Brazilian trade union federations led a general strike yesterday in protest at unelected President Michel Temer’s austerity “reforms.”

Protests were held in at least 19 of Brazil’s 26 states against congressional Bill PEC 241, which will freeze public spending for the next 20 years.

Main union federation the Unified Workers Central (CUT) — allied to the Workers Party (PT) — and the smaller CGTB and CTB were among the organisations leading the national walkout.

CUT general secretary Sergio Nobre attacked government plans to cut wages, privatise public-sector companies and utilities, hand over the huge “pre-salt” marine oil reserves to transnationals and slash investment in essential public services such as health and education.

“With these neoliberal initiatives, the working class must shoulder the costs of a regressive and authoritarian fiscal adjustment policy which, as we have come to show, constitutes the real objective of the coup against the constitutional president Dilma Rousseff,” said Mr Nobre.

Brazil’s congress passed legislation on Thursday abolishing the minimum 30 per cent government stake in oil-drilling operations.

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22:47

Canadian design review for StarCore HTGR "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Canadian reactor designer StarCore Nuclear has applied to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to begin the vendor design review process for its Generation IV high temperature gas reactor (HTGR).

Montréal-based StarCore, founded in 2008, is focused on developing small modular reactors (SMRs) to provide power and potable water to remote communities in Canada. Its standard HTGR unit would produce 20 MWe (36 MWth), expandable to 100 MWe, from a unit small enough to be delivered by truck. The helium-cooled reactor uses Triso fuel — spherical particles of uranium fuel coated by carbon which effectively gives each tiny particle its own primary containment system — manufactured by BWXT Technologies. Each reactor would require refuelling at five-yearly intervals.

StarCore describes its reactor as “inherently safe”, with a steep negative thermal coefficient which eliminates the possibility of a core meltdown. The use of helium — which does not become radioactive — as a coolant means that any loss of coolant would be “inconsequential”, the company says. The reactors would be embedded 50 metres underground in concrete silos sealed with ten-tonne caps.

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22:46

UN report says robots threaten two thirds of jobs in developing countries "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In the past, the United Nations has considered the threat posed by weaponized AI, but now the body is looking at a more mundane, but still important, robot invasion. A report from the latest UN Conference on Trade and Development has outlined how the increasing use of industrial automation is impacting jobs in developing countries, and what strategies may help in overcoming the problem.

Robots taking over human jobs has been a concern for decades, but those concerns generally focus on developed countries. The report points out that developing countries in Africa and Latin America may be at greater risk of having their industrialization slow down, since the increasing use of robots is eating into the low-cost labor advantage that developing countries have traditionally held. Up to two thirds of those occupations may be at risk.

Another issue is the trend of “reshoring.” Functioning as opposite of offshoring, reshoring sees companies move their labor operations back to developed countries, to be carried out by robots or automated systems. While it has the potential to disrupt developing countries from industrializing, the report notes that reshoring has so far been slow-paced, and hasn’t undermined the continued offshoring.

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22:46

Harnessing the Power of the Hive Mind Has Allowed One Company to Predict the Future "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In Brief:

  • Using swarm intelligence, UNU was able to predict some of the biggest events of the year with stunning accuracy.
  • Swarm intelligence may be a safer way to develop AI since the intelligence gathering is human centered.

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22:46

France Plans to Implement Universal Biometric IDs "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

France seeks to implement a variant of a biometric ID database that was nixed by its courts. Will this succeed and set a dangerous precedent?

22:45

Doug Casey on What Trump’s Victory Means Going Forward "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Doug Casey on What Trump’s Victory Means Going Forward Editor’s note: Today, instead of our usual market commentary, we have a brand-new essay for you from Casey Research founder Doug Casey on the election. Below, Doug explains why Trump came out on top…and, more importantly, what his presidency will mean for America going forward… The Trump…

The post Doug Casey on What Trump’s Victory Means Going Forward appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:44

Three Port Moresby General Hospital staff to undergo Operation Heart Training in India "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Three hard working staff of the Port Moresby General Hospital are thankful to the Operation Open Heart (OOH) Foundation for funding three months of further training in India.

Two nurses, Sister Noelyn Wangi and Sister Jean Boie will undergo cardiothoracic nursing training while Perfusionist and Anaesthetic Technician, Norman Kambo will undergo paediatric perfusionist training.

The three left the country last Saturday to undergo training at Dr. Cherian Heart Foundation in Chennai, South India. Sister Wangi, who works as a senior nurse in the critical care unit of the Port Moresby General Hospital is thankful to the sponsor, for the great opportunity to undergo overseas training for the first time. “It will be a new experience for me to gain new knowledge and I am happy and proud to be part of the training. When I return my goal is to support the cardiac team of the hospital and help improve the cardiothoracic nursing care of heart patients” Sister Wangi said.

Sister Boie, who also works in the critical care unit said it was a great opportunity to expose to new knowledge and experience. “Thank you, Operation Open Heart Foundation, for the great opportunity. I will do my best, and when I come back, I will teach other colleagues what I have learned so we can work as a team to contribute to the cardiac team and improve heart service of PNG”, Sister Boie said.
Technician, Mr. Norman Kambo who has performed anesthesiology for 16 years and perfusion for three years said “when you have a perfusionist it is a complete heart surgery discipline, when performing Operation Open Heart, It is a technical area where a skilled and trained person controls the flow of blood into patient’s body when undergoing OOH surgery with the use of artificial heart and lung machine. In previous years of OOH, the procedure was performed voluntarily by our overseas counterpart. Now it’s time we take over and do it ourselves. I am thankful for this second round of training; it will give me the confidence to perform it myself, and I am prepared to take the challenge, Mr. Kambo said.

22:42

Has Trump Already Killed Off TPP? "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Picked up from Rebekah Roth’s Bookface group:
Rebekah Roth Reveals News & Current Events:

Published on 10 Nov 2016
Probably not a coincidence that shortly after President-elect Donald Trump’s first official visit to the White House & extended private sit-down with Obama, the Internet exploded with excitement over news that Obama has declared the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) dead, reversing his earlier plan to push for TPP passage before leaving the White House in January. Awesome first deal for us, Mr. Trump. Almost everybody – honest Republicans, honest independents, honest American workers, and honest policy analysts – thought the TPP was a bad idea.

NPP: I missed this reversing announcement, but welcome it if true.

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22:40

A Long View of Shareholder Power: From the Antebellum Corporation to the Twenty-First Century "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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AS: Harwell Wells is a professor at the law school at Temple University. Since his research is mainly published in law journals, it isn’t well known among business historians, even though it deals with really important issues that interest many member of the business history community. I’m therefore going to promote his paper, A Long View of Shareholder Power: From the Antebellum Corporation to the Twenty-First Century, here.

 

 

Abstract:
For most of the twentieth century the conventional wisdom held — probably correctly — that shareholders in America’s large corporations were passive and powerless and that real power in a public corporation was wielded by its managers. Beginning in the 1980s, however, shareholders in the form of institutional investors started to push for a greater say in corporate decision-making. In the twenty-first century, hedge funds have upped the ante, fighting for major changes in corporations whose shares they own. Once-imperial CEOs have now become embattled, as they fight, but often lose, against activist shareholders demanding policy changes, new dividends, board representation, and even the sale or break-up of corporations. In short, things have changed. This Article situates the present-day rise of shareholder power by taking a long view over the previous two centuries, moving beyond traditional accounts to reach all the way back to the beginnings of the American business corporation in the early nineteenth century, then following the story of shareholder power up to the present day. This broad view reveals the complicated and shifting nature of shareholder power, documenting how periods of greater shareholder power were interspersed with periods where shareholders had little power, how the focus of shareholder power has moved from controlling shareholders to autonomous managers, and how shareholder power has ebbed and flowed across the last two centuries. It thus not only provides the backsto...

22:35

Three Killed As Armed Robbers Attack Unity Bank In Ekiti State (Graphic Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

According to Facebook user, Encyclopedia Rasheed A Olalekan, who shared these pics, three  people were killed during a robbery attack at Unity Bank, Otun branch, Ekiti state, yesterday. May their souls rest in perfect peace.. See more pics below..

   "Armed robbery attack at Unity Bank Otun branch presently. Public should take notice.''He wrote.

22:31

NATO Has Worse Problems Than Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

Podcast — antagonistic Russia and failed obligations are a deadly mix

22:31

Economic Update: Trump Explained "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This week’s episode discusses president-elect Donald Trump and the economic factors that led to his election. The show also includes an interview about worker co-ops with Italian author and documentarian Dario Azzellini. Download the show
To see more stories like this, visit Economic Update: Your Weekly Dose of Revolutionary Economics To listen in live […]

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22:31

Dear President-Elect Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President-Elect Trump, more policy tweaks, more promises of more government free money and more symbolic gestures won’t fix anything. Though I am just another powerless peon, I’d like to offer seven suggestions to President-Elect Trump and his transition team: 1. Make sure your administration is as diverse as America. No single act will give your […]

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Video: Unique unmanned ‘Guard Robot’ passes military trials in Russia "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A unique unmanned robotic guardian has successfully passed Russian military trials. The system was developed to boost the security of stationary military sites … Via Youtube

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22:31

Matthew Ward -- US Presidential Election 11.11.16 "IndyWatch Feed World"

With loving greetings from all souls at this station, this is Matthew. We are going to share with you what we have been observing in Earth’s energy field of potential and what Earth’s monitors in Nirvana report about the United States presidential election. In our last message we said that more scenarios around the election could develop, and indeed that did happen, but not in ways that could have been anticipated.

As we speak about the players involved, we ask you to please remember what we have said many times—never is our interest in our Earth family politically motivated and never do we judge any of you.

It is not only people in the United States who have the most to gain or lose by who becomes their president. The same is so for the Rockefeller faction of the Illuminati. Their heavy influence on Wall Street and in the nation’s government is due in large part to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who cooperate with that secret society; formerly among the few at its peak, when they saw its global control waning a decade or so ago, they established their own power base and funding sources. However questionable the Illuminati may deem Donald Trump’s campaign promises, they know he is “his own man,” a person they could not control.

During the weeks leading to the election, the energy of voters’ anger and distrust surrounding Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump increased to such an extent that it started drawing unto itself the streamers of all the scenarios, each of which had the potential to lead Bernie Sanders into the presidency. [The scenarios are described in the August 19, 2016 message.] What would have transpired in orderly fashion as the streamers ran their well-defined courses instead became an energy hodgepodge that could be likened to an octopus flailing in a sea of confusion. Energy is neutral, it simply flows in the direction set by intent. In this case, intent was to influence the election outcome, and the employment of various ways—some at odds with others—eventually created the octopus.

Clinton supporters in the Democratic National Committee maneuvered to Mrs. Clinton the votes in critical primaries that actually were won by Bernie Sanders; thus, it was she instead of the voters’ choice who became the Democratic party nominee.

As for the FBI’s investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s hacked emails, Director James Comey bowed to pressure from Bill Clinton and other Illuminati to conclude that national security had not been compromised and using a personal server is not an indictable offense. The finger was pointed at Russia for the hacking incident.

Vladimir Putin was justified in claiming that was not Russia’s doing. Individuals in the FBI and other intelligence agencies who know the Clintons’ criminal history released the emails—they felt the public had a right to know the truth about Mrs. Clinto...

22:26

Hackers Pwned Apple Safari in 20 seconds; Google Pixel in 60 seconds "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Waqas

Recent PWNFEST sends Google and Apple back to Basics —

This is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: Hackers Pwned Apple Safari in 20 seconds; Google Pixel in 60 seconds

President-Elect Trump a Clinton Patsy that Mistakenly Won "IndyWatch Feed World"

Source: Operation Disclosure | Submitted Anonymously

According to a California lawsuit filed and dropped (temporarily) in May of 2016...

"Katie" was 13 at the time Donald Trump allegedly raped her. She says that Trump treated her as a 'sex slave' over a four-month period.

Katie says that Trump took her virginity.

Katie says that Trump threatened to harm her or her family if she didn't comply.

Katie says that she and a third 'sex slave', also aged 13, gave Trump naked, sexually charged massages.

'The Plaintiff Katie Johnson, was enticed with promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of underage sex parties ... attended by Defendant, Donald J. Trump.'

The lawsuit states that a New York 'party planner', who spent ten years working for Epstein, is willing to give testimony in support of Katie Johnson.

Jill Harth, who claimed that Trump tried to rape her.

According to the lawsuit:

'Scores of teenagers and pre-teen girls' were 'used as sex slaves by Trump'. according to the paperwork.

Katie Johnson, was forced to manually stimulate Defendant Trump with her hand on his erect penis until he achieved sexual orgasm,.'

Katie was forced to 'orally copulate' Trump.

Katie was forced to perform 'an unnatural lesbian sex act' for Trump with a fellow minor aged 12.

Katie was tied to a bed by Trump and 'forcibly raped' by Trump.

Also according to the lawsuit, Donald Trump was a known associate of Ghislaine Maxwell, daughter of the 'Mossad agent' Robert Maxwell.

Ghislaine reportedly supplied young girls to Trump's close friend Jeffrey Epstein.

Donald Trump said of his close friend Jeffrey Epstein: "I've known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy.

"He's a lot of fun to be with.

"It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.

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Research articles:


"No doubt about it - Jeffrey enjoys his social life."

http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/09/the-friendship-between-trump-and-a-billionaire-pedophile-that-nobody-wants-to-talk-about/

http://www.snopes.com/2016/06/23/donald-trump-rape-lawsuit/
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22:20

Lol.. Both Men Are Womanisers That Like Pretty Ladies - Senator Ben Bruce Compares Trump & Obasanjo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The #CommonSense Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has likened U.S President-elect, Donald Trump, to Nigeria's former President, Ousegun Obasanjo.

According to BMB, both men have got many similarities in common, like they both have insatiable taste for women and beautiful ones at that, are smart and more. He literally called them 'awon ashewo', hehehehe.. I'm joking o.. Below is what he wrote..

'Like Trump Like Obasanjo'

''On the morning of Saturday the 20th of February, 2016, I was having breakfast at Eko Hotel with a friend of mine, Reno Omokri and one of the top Democratic Party strategists in the US and an argument ensued. Omokri said Trump would go all the way while the American said he was not going anywhere. I joined the conversation by saying that Trump is a phenomenon and no one knows how far he will go.

Today, I sit here writing this piece pleasantly stunned that what the mainstream media, what the establishment and what the powers that be said could never happen has happened due to this phenomenal man's belief in himself when others did not believe in hm.

The two of them can be brash and outspoken but they always seem to come out on top by some sort of divine arrangement that makes whatever they do turn out for the best even if it began with controversy.

More similarities between the duo is that they both undeniably have an insatiable taste for women and...

22:20

When Our Neighborhoods Have Gone Global "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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As we cheer the election of a new President, the highly successful entrepreneur and businessman Donald Trump, having averted the advance of global communism and global citizenship, we must not forget the massive damage that has already occurred in our country and around the globe, involving the much debunked manufactured global warming turned into a profitable climate change industry worth trillions, accomplished through the non-stop work and indoctrination of the United Nations Agenda 2030, an onerous plan which has infiltrated every aspect of our society, limiting our freedoms and controlling every facet of our lives under the guise of “sustainable development.”

One month after the establishment of the United Nations, UNESCO was created by its first director, Julian Huxley.  UNESCO’s first task was to teach the world’s school teachers how to indoctrinate their students to become citizens of the world. Judging by the amount of global citizenship preparedness advertised by colleges and universities in the U.S. today, UNESCO has been highly successful.  Their materials on the topic of “Toward World Understanding,” brainwashed many generations in schools around the globe that “nationalism was bad, and had to replaced with the idea of world citizenship.” (UNESCO Publication 356, http://freedom.org/reports/unesco356.htm)

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22:19

27 States Have Donated Lands for Mass Housing – Babatunde Fashola "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says 27 states have provided the ministry with land on which to build houses for the masses. Fashola told newsmen in Lagos on Friday night that the government had to lay the structure and establish a system before calling for private participation in the housing sector. He said […]

22:18

Is Obama Staging a Color Revolution in the US "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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22:17

OpenBSD funding request from interesting requester - InfoWorld Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

New contributor doctrit writes,

An interesting news article title caught my attention and I was pleasantly surprised to find OpenBSD having a prominent place within the article's content. 8^)

- 4 open source initiatives that need your help

We (editors@) of course agree with the article author that our favorite operating system is worth supporting for all the goodness the project consistently produces.

22:15

Deep State Is Covering Their Tracks While Trying To Keep Power "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Deep State Is Covering Their Tracks While Trying To Keep Power

Deep State Is Covering Their Tracks While Trying To Keep Power Protests are continuing around the US pushed by agent provocateurs. George Soros looks to be behind these to create chaos in the US. People are signing a petition to get Hillary into the White House. Protests are in full swing in Egypt. German defense…

The post Deep State Is Covering Their Tracks While Trying To Keep Power appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:14

“I am sorry but if you are a white man you don’t get to define what racism is” – Chimamanda Adichie tells R Emmett Tyrrell, editor of ‘American Spectator’ | WATCH "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Adichie, went head to head with the editor in chief of the American Spectator, R Emmett Tyrrell on the issue of whether U.S President-elect, Donald Trump, is a racist. They were guests on BBC Newsnight, a news and current affairs TV programme. When Tyrrell, during his speech, said Trump “hasn’t been racist”, Adichie cut in, and […]

22:12

“You’re Not Alone – We’re With You” – Video Aims To Help You Adjust To New Trump Reality "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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We understand that what happened on Tuesday is shocking to millions of people around the world. We’re here for you.

We encourage you to share this with friends and family who are having a difficult time adjusting to the election of Donald Trump.

…Whatever you’re feeling right now, you’re emotions are valid.

…You’re not alone.

…All over the world, people that you didn’t know are rooting for you.

…For every person that you run into who maybe believes it’s their right to treat you differently, you’re going to find so many other people who will treat you with kindness and respect.

…You have an inner strength you don’t even know is there

This is serious. Stop laughing.

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22:10

Κανείς δεν έρχεται να μας σώσει "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

ourdreamsblurry.jpgΑναρχική απάντηση στην εκλογή Trump
Τι χρειάζεται να γίνει:
1. Όχι στην Εθνική "θεραπεία", σε συνεργασία με, ή περίοδο χάριτος στο καθεστώς Trump
2. Βγείτε στους δρόμους - οικοδομήστε οργανώσεις μαχητικής αντίστασης
3. Συγκροτείστε οργανώσεις άμυνας της εργατικής τάξης που θα αντιστέκονται στις ρατσιστικές επιθέσεις, τη σεξουαλική κακοποίηση, τις επιδρομές σε μετανάστες με το πρόσχημα της εσωτερικής ασφάλειας και ενάντια στις απελάσεις, την αστυνομική βία και την κρατική καταστολή
4. Κινηθείτε και οργανωθείτε σε εργατικές δραστηριότητες - συμπερ&...

22:08

New Orleans Protesters Write ‘Die Whites Die’ On Monuments "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Most of us do not think about the massive racial divide that our parents faced in the ’60s & ‘70s. We never suffered such riffs as we grew up and went to school. But, there seems to be an undercurrent of rage left over from that violent and hateful past.

It is as if a deep scar has been ripped open to reveal that the flesh had not actually healed. Many will talk about the many adverse effects of the Obama administration, but the largest may well be the effect his presidency has had on race relations.

Now, in the wake of a Trump victory, many have taken to the streets to protest. Whether they failed to vote because they believed that Trump could never win, or that they simply hate our political process, these people wanted to show their dissatisfaction. But, we have to ask why the violent side of these protests was not covered by the media.

Breitbart reports:

What started as a protest against President-Elect Donald Trump soon turned to violent riots where one of New Orleans’ most famous monuments was covered in graffiti and glass windows were shattered out of a nearby bank.

Hundreds showed up to denounce the election of Trump–but despite media reports of a peaceful gathering, the crowd grew increasingly hostile and violent, according to Breitbart Texas sources on the ground.

Other phrases like “No Trump, no KKK” were used to vandalize surrounding areas, as well as the threatening phrase “Die whites die” and “F*ck Trump”.

This is not simply an outpouring of emotion over the election results. This is rage against a particular group of people. It seems that the silent white majority finding its voice Tuesday night has awakened this rage.

The question is how far it will go b...

22:07

Internet Pirates More Likely to Pay Than Law-Abiding Counterparts "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Each year, The Internet Foundation In Sweden (IIS) produces a report titled ‘Swedes and the Internet.’ As its name suggests, the report aims to shine light on how people behave online.

Covering issues from social media to smartphones, gambling, and of course, content consumption and file-sharing, the survey of 3,000 citizens aged 11-years-old and up has provided interesting insights in previous years. 2016 is no different.

“We continue to use the Internet to listen to music and watch movies. Eight out of ten listen to music and just over six out of ten watch movies. This is most popular among the young where almost everyone is doing it,” the report reads.

“Youtube is the most popular site for all ages. It begins in the pre-school years and almost all four-year-olds are using Youtube, but also the oldest are frequent users.

“With the arrival of streaming services more have begun to pay for music and film, but nevertheless file-sharing remains around 20 percent of the population, which it has done for almost ten years.”

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But while the survey indicates that peer-to-peer file-sharing has remained static, other areas of unauthorized content consumption have been on the increase. Notably, web-based streaming services are gaining traction, particularly among lower age groups.

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But of course, people obtaining content for free is only part of the puzzle. People paying for official online services has been on the increase since their inception. In 2011, for example, 15% of the population streamed music. That had increased to 38%, 42% and 44% in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.

In 2015, after a late start for video, 28% were subscribing to a Netflix-like service and this year that figure reached 38%. Roughly speaking, four-out-of-ten now pay for a music or video streaming service but it is the young (and traditionally the most likely to pirate) who are the most enthusiastic customers.

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In fact, IIS says that those who engage in illegal file-sharing and unauthorized streaming are also more likely to pay.

“File-sharers previously bought at least as many CDs as those who do not file-share and today we can see that it is more common for file-sharers to subscribe to...

22:06

Flashes from the Future "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Read "Flashes from the Future". (Free!)

22:05

Muslim “Refugee” Charged with 20 Murders in Austria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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How many like him have entered the West? How many will Obama allow into the US before he goes? This jihad murderer was a member of one of Obama’s partners in Syria, the “Free Syrian Army.” That tells you everything about his “vetting” process.

Thank G-d we elected Trump. He knows what’s what. I now, for the first time in years, wake up everyday feeling safer — for the first time in years.

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“Austria charges Syrian rebel with 20 murders,” The Local, November 10,  2016:

Austrian prosecutors have charged a member of a Syrian rebel group with 20 counts of murder for allegedly executing wounded government soldiers in his home country.
The 27-year-old man was arrested in a refugee shelter in western Austria in June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian.

At first he admitted to the 2013-2014 killings in Homs and the surrounding region but later retracted his confession, a spokesman for public prosecutors in the Austrian city of Innsbruck told AFP.

The suspect, a member of a unit of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), faces life in prison if convicted. He will go on trial early next year.

The prosecutors were able to bring charges against the man under an international counterterrorism agreement, which is intended to prevent political murders from remaining unpunished if a criminal flees abroad.

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Top Stories This Week "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Read everything we've written on the 2016 presidential election.

Read everything we've written on the 2016 presidential election.

It's been quite a week. We offered a few different perspectives on the election:

Pre-Election Thoughts

by Charles Marohn, November 7, 2016

Scale our economy to those working at the ground level and we will see a true prosperity emerge.

Making Good Infrastructure Decisions for America's Future

by Rachel Quednau, November 9, 2016

Throughout the election, we've chosen to focus our attention toward the issue of infrastructure spending. Now it's time to consider what our new president will do about it.

Election 2016 (Podcast Reflections)

by Charles Marohn, November 10, 2016

After some travel and contemplation, Chuck Marohn offers some thoughts on the presidential election, Strong Towns and the future of America.


And here are the other popular pieces from our content stream this week:

Lessons Learned

by Johnny Sanphillippo, November 10, 2016

Last year I bought a $15,000 uninhabitable shack in Cincinnati, Ohio, hoping to renovate it into a nice two-story duplex for renters. Here's what went wrong.

What happens when you densify the suburbs?

by Strong Towns, November 10, 2016

This video of Mississauga, ON shows us that density will not save the suburbs.

The Myth of Revealed Preference for the Suburbs

by Joe Cortright, November 7, 2016

If so many people live in suburbs, it must be because that’s what they prefer, right? Actually the evidence is to the contrary.

(Top photo by Srikanta H. U.)...

General Motors to Lay Off 2,000 Employees in Ohio and Michigan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

General Motors plans to lay off 2,000 employees at two U.S. auto plants in early 2017, the automaker said on Wednesday.

GM's Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan plants build slow-selling cars sold by Chevrolet and Cadillac. GM said it will furlough the employees when it cuts the third shift at both plants in January.

GM says the furlough is a response to what the company believes will be a continued shift from cars to crossovers and trucks. The Lordstown plant builds the compact Chevrolet Cruze, whose U.S. sales through October were down 20%. The Lansing Grand River plant builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, whose sales were down 17% through October.


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Why UK supports 'vicious' Bahraini regime "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The United Kingdom is supporting “vicious autocracies” throughout the Persian Gulf to suppress the masses, and its opening of a new military base in Bahrain is in line with that “outdated imperial mindset,” says a British scholar and analyst. “The UK is revealing that it is profoundly out of date in its foreign policy,” Dr. […]

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Another Clinton in the White House? Daughter Chelsea to carry on family tradition "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For those who thought Donald Trump’s election victory put an end to the Bush-Clinton family dynasty in the White House, rumors that Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for Congress suggest otherwise. Despite losing the general election to Republican Donald Trump, the Clintons haven’t given up the dream of returning to the White House just yet. […]

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Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren’t "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean Technologies exist to drastically reduce ship noise, but they’re not seeing widespread adoption. Photo by Image Source Salsa/Alamy Stock Photo Hakai magazine — When a ship’s propeller blades rev up and begin slicing furiously through the ocean, a frothy storm […]

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November 13 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

354 – Augustine of Hippo, Roman bishop and theologian, was born (d. 430).

1002 – English king Æthelred II ordered the killing of all Danes in England, in the St. Brice’s Day massacre.

1160 – Louis VII of France married Adele of Champagne.

1642 – First English Civil War: Battle of Turnham Green – Royalist forces withdrew in the face of the Parliamentarian army and failed to take London

1715 Dorothea Erxleben, first German female medical doctor, was born (d. 1762).

1841 – James Braid first saw a demonstration of animal magnetism, which led to his study of the subject he eventually called hypnotism.

1850 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer, was born (d. 1894).

1851 – The Denny Party landed at Alki Point, the first settlers in what would become Seattle, Washington.

1864 – The new Constitution of Greece was adopted.

1887 – Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1896 – Te Maari, a crater at the northern end of the Tongariro range, erupted.

1901 – The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

1906 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, was born (d. 2011).

1916 – Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes was expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

1927 – The Holland Tunnel opened to traffic as the first Huds.......

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Police Arrests Church Worker & Drummer for Allegedly Plotting with Robbers to Steal N1.5m from the Church "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A worker in a Methodist Church Cathedral in Ibadan, Ogundijo Abiola, 43 and the church’s drummer, Alabi Olukunle, 25 have been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command for allegedly planning to rob the church of N1.5 million. According to the Public Relations Officer of the command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the duo had invited a gang of armed robbers […]

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Baby American red squirrel seeks shelter "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

10 October 2016

Adorable baby Red Squirrel “kitten” stopped by the porch steps looking for some shelter from all the rain in North Carolina. Early October is one of the best times for squirrels when all the kittens are out of the nests and out foraging on their own. This little one can take care of itself, but it’s not unusual for habituated ones to seek out people.


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NVDA Stock: NVIDIA Stock Could Hit $100 if It Can Pull This Off "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alessandro Bruno, BA, MA

NVIDIA Has Earned a Spot as One of the Top Emerging Tech Stocks
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), a maker of graphics-enhancing chips for personal computers (PCs), has enjoyed a surge in demand. It posted better-than-expected quarterly results, and it expects even better ones ahead.

It’s no wonder that NVIDIA stock surged almost 25% on Wall Street. So much for the doomsayers who were warning that Donald Trump’s election would have a bearish effect on the markets.

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Debt Rattle November 12 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Harris&Ewing National Press Club Building newssstand, Washington DC 1940 • Escaping the Soulless Machine (Steen Jakobsen) • Moving Past Never Trump (NR) • Donald Trump Appears To Soften Stance On Range Of Pledges (G.) • The Clintons And Soros Launch America’s Purple Revolution (Madsen) • A Visit to Trump’s America (Speed) • Supporters To Trump:

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Huma “Breaks Down In Tears” After Receiving Text: Feels Like She Cost Her the Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The price of hubris has set in.

After years of assuming an easy victory in 2016, Team Hillary is taking the heavy toll as reality is setting in.

Human Abedin, under her own set of scandals after the brutal email-centric campaign, was seen breaking down in tears as she carried dry cleaning through Manhattan in New York.

Clearly, the campaign is not taking their failure to secure total power very well at all. Right now they are in the grieving phase.

This image captured by Daily Mail photographer Jae Donnelly tells it all – actually, there are many angles and snaps of this priceless moment at the Daily Mail:

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21:56

Russia calls for UN aid guarantees before new Aleppo truce "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Moscow says UN must confirm its ability to deliver aid to eastern Aleppo before it agrees to any new humanitarian pauses in shattered Syrian city

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Re: Re: libdwarf: heap-based buffer overflow in get_attr_value (print_die.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on Nov 12

That's right. The problem is only in the command line utility and not in any
library.
As it is a buffer over read of 1, it is fine for me to don't have a cve for
this issue but I shared because distro(s) would have the patch aboard.

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8 technologies in Westworld and when we’ll see them "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It seems like every television season plays host to a single show that takes over our cultural consciousness by coating modern fears in fantastical drama.

Game of Thrones taps into the cutthroat nature of modern politics, while The Walking Dead plays into our ever-present fear of a worldwide contagion. This year, with Elon Musk’s dire warnings about the dangers of artificial intelligence, Siri and Alexa permeating our personal lives, and self-driving cars threatening to run down groups of children, Westworld is posed to be that show.

Westworld is complex. It’s that complexity, interwoven with mysteries and plot twists, that produces the hours of online speculation and wild fan theories that are the hallmark of anything worth watching.

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Modular Exoskeletons "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

WeaRobot wants to democratize robotic exoskeletons. They want to make modular exoskeletons, so that is more affordable. The exoskeleton can boost the mobility joint by joint. Just supporting the movement of one knee or one elbow or assembling all modules for a full body exoskeleton. This is targeted at enhancing mobility and function for the growing elderly population.

WeaRobot is breaking apart robotic exoskeletons to make them more affordable and adaptable.

Robotic exoskeletons are electromechanical suits that can give paraplegic people the chance to walk again. Full body suits produce impressive results, such as teaching dormant body parts to move on their own again. But they are expensive, ranging from $40,000 to more than $100,000. Now, a Mexican robotics startup is breaking exoskeletons down into smaller pieces, with the goal of making this medical technology affordable and adaptable.

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21:46

Anti-Trump Chaos Is Exploding Across America, but it could be worse, Clinton could have won "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anti-Trump Chaos Is Exploding Across America   Trump suggested that he might not accept the election results if Clinton won. Hillary and her supporters in the government, media and public called this “horrifying” – a stunning rejection of America’s longstanding democratic practice. Now, in a repeat of anti-Bush protests in 2001, Clinton supporters are refusing […]

21:45

Trump and The Fed "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Trump and The Fed There is critical information in the first 45 seconds of the Donald Trump campaign video below. Now the election is over, and this nonpartisan analysis is not about campaigns, politics or who should have been elected – but some absolutely fundamental changes that could be on the way. The video was…

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Is this the beginning of the end for the Iran deal? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Deal skeptics on Capitol Hill have already prepared a raft of bills that have a far better chance of making it into law with the threat of a White House veto now out of the way. But the president-elect himself can just as easily send what he’s called a “disastrous” deal to the dustbin of history by simply refusing to sign off on sanctions relief...

21:35

Delta: Seven Missing, Houses Set Ablaze as Ijaw, Urhobo Communities Clash Escalates "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Seven residents were reportedly abducted and houses torched in Ayama, Udu council area, Delta state as the community’s clash with neighboring Isaba, Warri South West council, escalated yesterday.
A security source however denied report of burning of houses in Friday’s incidence, confirming that the hostages abducted have been rescued and kept in secure custody as security operatives moved into the troubled spots.

The Delta police command through the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Warri Area Command, Mohammed Mu’Azu, confirmed that armed men from Isaba, an Ijaw community reportedly shot and killed Obruche Sunday, a youth of Ayama (Urhobo) when hostility started between the two neighbors on Thursday. Mu’Azu further confirmed that the conflict resulted from Ayama’s refusal to allow oil thieves moving illegally refined oil products from Isaba to navigate through their community.
In the escalated hostilities yesterday, Isaba youths were said to have extended the attack beyond Ayama to other Udu coastal hamlets including Epani, Ogogho and Onyobru.
Wisdom Onatomre, youth leader of Aladja, clan head to the four attacked communities said, “Seven people from Ayama have been held hostage since yesterday from about 3pm to 4pm. Several houses in about 4 communities have been burned. No life was lost in the midnight attacks and those displaced are taking refuge in Ajadja now.
“The military men came here yesterday and told us that there should not be any reprisal. Now see what has happened to our people while we were standing still and our people are still there being held hostage.”
Moses Ogugu, Isaba Youths President, In denial of the Udu communities’ claims said, “Isaba did not go to attack Ayama, we can’t attack our people. It was Aladja people who came to attack Ayama people yesterday, that’s why that fracas happened yesterday Thursday.
“The seven people that they said were held hostage were people who were passing through river route and because of the fracas that happened yesterday afternoon, they were held hostage.

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Trump pushes media out of the loop "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Trump traveled to Washington from New York on his private jet, breaking with

protocol by not bringing journalists in his motorcade or on his plane to document

his historic visit to the White House. Trump was harshly critical of the media

during his campaign and for a time banned news organizations whose coverage

he disliked from his events.

As scores of journalists waited to be admitted to the Oval Office to see Obama

and Trump together, they saw White House chief of staff Denis McDonough

walking along the South Lawn driveway with Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in- law.

A handful of Trump aides trailed them.

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President elect Trump with favourite ‘child’ Ivanka and her husband who helped manage his campaign – Jared Kushner

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Donald Trump helps military-industrial complex "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump outlined his plans for a major increase in defense spending at a speech at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Translated from Tomas Vanheste of Dutch site De Correspondent, 11 November 2016:

Trump’s victory, a celebration for the men of the ‘defense’ industry

His name was said zero times, but his spirit is everywhere. Today in Brussels, representatives of the arms industry and European policy makers gathered for a session of foot sex at the annual conference of the European Defence Agency.

After the election of Donald Trump the share prices of defense companies went through the roof worldwide. And here you can feel the excitement. This is the opportunity for Europe to stand militarily on its own two feet, you can hear the assembled generals, arms manufacturers, politicians and officials think.

“We are at a decisive crossroads on the path to a stronger European defense,” says Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for EU Foreign Affairs. In the background we see a picture of several attack helicopters in a dark, magical landscape.

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'Sacrificing a Chicken to Moloch' — The Clinton-Podesta Email Scandal is All About SATANISM "IndyWatch Feed World"

The Clinton-Podesta email scandal is truly an astonishing and revealing exposé.

Although, to be fair to those researchers studying the dark underbelly of the New World Order conspiracy, it is more revealing than astonishing, since we have known for some time that the inner echelon of the New World Order is heavily into pedophilia and Satanism.

Now, however, there is proof in black and white in the form of the leaked emails of John Podesta, former lobbyist and Clinton campaign manager. Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now have the verified, authentic emails of Podesta.

They are replete with references to pedophilia and Satanism – although the pedophilia is couched in code language. The code is still being worked on by various independent researchers around the web.


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21:28

Zimbabweans sleep outside banks as cash crisis bites "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Harare, Zimbabwe – A large line snakes its way down a dimly-lit street, as a group of bleary-eyed men wait patiently outside a bank in Zimbabwe’s capital.

Some of them have been coming here for days, spending their nights lying on uncomfortable cardboard boxes in the hope that when morning comes, they will be able to withdraw some money amid worsening cash shortages.

“It’s painful,” a young man told Al Jazeera. “We leave our families at home. Sleep out here in the dark, in the cold. We don’t even remember what our beds feel like any more. It is disgraceful.”

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis is going from bad to worse, forcing hundreds of people to sleep outside their banks to be able to get money.

The country adopted the US dollar and South African rand in 2009 after massive inflation wreaked havoc on the economy and rendered the local currency worthless. But banks are now running out of US dollar reserves, and that is leading to massive queues.

Some banks have already limited withdrawals to just $50 a day per person.

“It’s become a way of life,” said Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, reporting from Harare. “Sleeping outside the bank is the only way some Zimbabweans can make sure they get cash.”

The government has announced plans to introduce a local currency called bond notes. It hopes that the cash injection will boost exports, benefit local businesses and ease the suffering of Zimbabwe’s poor population.

But some economists warn the never-ending bank queues may not disappear anytime soon.

“Definitely, they will persist unless or until there is an inflow of capital into the country, which is unlikely,” Prosper Chitambara, an economist, told Al Jazeera.

“Without that, the queues will persist.”

Right now, the only thing most people can do is wait and try to get as much money out of their bank as possible once they manage to reach the cashier.

“More people are planning to spend another uncomfortable night in front of a...

21:26

Journalist Shot Dead in Bihar, Allegedly Over Reports on Illegal Quarrying "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sasaram: A journalist of a prominent vernacular daily was shot dead in Rohtas district of Bihar this morning apparently over his articles on illegal stone chips units, the police said.

The scribe, 35-year-old Dharmendra Singh, was having tea at a roadside stall at his Amra tola village where he was shot by some unidentified assailants, sub-divisional police officer Alok Ranjan said.

The assailant pumped bullets in Singh’s stomach from point-blank range. Singh died on way to Varanasi, Ranjan said. He is survived by wife and a son.

The victim was working for a prominent Hindi daily at Sasaram. Ranjan said an investigation on the murder is underway.

The murder is suspected to be linked to the illegal quarrying business in Rohtas district.

The killing of another scribe, Rajdeo Ranjan, at Siwan in the same district in May last had sent shockwaves throughout the country.

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BN Beauty: How To Get Your Makeup Right EVERYDAY in 5 Mins! | Watch "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Wouldn’t you just love to wake up everyday and give some truth to the ‘I woke like this’ phrase by being flawless and on fleek 100% of the time? I bet you would and guess what – so would I and just about every woman out there. While I would give all my personal possessions to join that […]

21:24

South Africa – sticking with Zuma will hurt the ANC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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The events of the past few weeks in South Africa, including the release of the Public Protector’s state capture report, are signs of how the country’s condition has been corroded under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership.

Given that a formidable faction still reinforces Zuma both within and outside of the African National Congress (ANC), he is unlikely to vacate power willingly. The stakes are high, particularly given that corruption charges still await him following the North Gauteng High Court’s ruling that fraud and corruption charges against him should be reinstated.

The state capture report is emphatic in its claim that there appears to be a conflict of interest between Zuma’s official duties and private interests. It states that Zuma has used his official position to “extend preferential treatment to Gupta-linked businesses in the form of state contracts, business financing and trading licenses.”

It seems a shade of malfeasance follows Zuma.

Madonsela’s report is essentially about how the country’s institutional framework has been undermined. It details serious breaches of a number of laws including the Members Executive Ethics Code, the Public Finance Management Act, Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act and Income Tax Act.

At its core, the report is also about governance. After all, it was sparked by claims that Zuma’s cronies are the ones who make – or promise – cabinet appointments, suggesting the president is a proxy of influential business elite.

It also pieces together a web of relationships that binds together some of the key actors in businesses associated with the Gupta family, executives and board members of state-owned enterprises and the president through members of his family.

There is a governance and institutional crisis that, if allowed to continue, could become an insurmountable monster.

Defects in political governance, especially Zuma’s failure to provide leadership, have induced a crisis of confidence in South Africa’s economy.

In addition institutions of state such as the National Directorate of Public Prosecution (colloquially called...

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Hackers compromised Microsoft Edge is just 18 seconds "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At PwnFest 2016, hackers compromised Windows 10’s Microsoft Edge web browser in just 18 seconds and devised the first attack on VMware Workstation 12.5.1.

This week, at the PwnFest 2016 contest held at the Power of Community security conference in Seoul, hackers compromised Microsoft Edge operating on Windows 10 Red Stone 1 and for the first time demonstrated how to hack VMware Workstation 12.5.1. without user interaction.

The security experts will report details of the attacks to vendors avoiding to disclose them before a fix will be released.

At PwnFest 2016, researchers from the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 and South Korean security researcher JungHoon hacked in just 18 seconds the Windows 10’s Microsoft Edge web browser.

The hackers devised a method to launch system-level attacks that in the case of VMware hacks could be also performed remotely.

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Junghoon Lee, aka LokiHardt, shows his successful Edge exploit. Source Darren Pauli / The Register.

The hackers earned $140,000 for the Windows Edge hacks, while Qihoo hacker team and Lee earned $150,000 for the hack of the VMware Workstation 12.5.1.

The Qihoo team confirmed to have spent six months to discover three vulnerabilities that were chained to hack the systems. The chained flaws including a possible use-after-free, confirmed out-of-boundary read, and out-of-boundary write exploits.

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The NATO War Machine and the Demonisation of Russia - The David Icke Videocast Trailer David Icke latest headlines

The full David Icke videocast/podcast can be sent to your email every weekend … Click here to sign up … Here’s a clip from this week’s videocast …

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China sees Trump election as a trade oppurtunity "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


China is looking to turn the US election upset to its advantage. Chinese officials have said it will seek support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade area. That is because Donald Trump has turned his back on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) championed by President Barack Obama. The plan is try to get other countries on board at a regional summit in Peru later this month. China’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong warned of the rise of protectionism and pledged its free trade agreement would follow World Trade Organisation rules: “China believes we should set a new and very practical working plan, to positively respond to the expectations of industry, and sustain the momentum and establish a free trade area in Asia-Pacific at an early date.” Anti-globalisation protesters opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal between 12 Pacific Rim nations and which excluded China. It is set to be ratified by the end of this year by seven countries – Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia – but not the US with Trump heading for the White House. During the campaign he said: “We’re going to stand up to China, withdraw from TPP – which is another disaster – and protect every last American job.” The Obama administration saw TPP as a way of keeping China’s economic power in check. Beijing feared the US would use the deal to either force China to open markets by signing up or isolate it from other regional economies. But the election of Trump is a game changer and puts Beijing in a much more powerful trade position.     Source: euronews.com
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21:17

The Euro Is Murdering Europe "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

231231231231The Euro is murdering the nations and economies of the EU quite literally. Since the fixed currency regime came into effect, replacing national currencies in transactions in 2002, the fixed exchange rate regime has devastated industry in the periphery states of the 19 Euro members while giving disproportionate benefit to Germany. The consequence has been a little-noted industrial contraction and lack of possibility to deal with resulting banking crises. The Euro is a monetarist disaster and the EU dissolution is now pre-programmed as just one consequence.

Those of you familiar with my thoughts on the economy will know I feel the entire concept of globalization, a term which was popularized under the presidency of Bill Clinton to glamorize the corporativist agenda that had just come into being with creation of the World Trade Organization in 1994, is fundamentally a destructive rigged game of the few hundred or so giant “global players. Globalization destroys nations to advance the agenda of a few hundred giant, unregulated multinationals. It’s based on a disproven theory put forward in the 18th Century by English free trade proponent David Ricardo, known as the Theory of Comparative Advantage, used by Washington to justify removing any and all national trade protectionism in order to benefit the most powerful “Global Players,” mostly US-based.

The faltering US project known as Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership or the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is little more than Mussolini on steroids. The most powerful few hundred corporations will formally stand above national law if we are foolish enough to elect corrupt politicians that will endorse such nonsense. Yet few have really looked closely at the effect that surrender of currency sovereignty under the Euro regime is having.

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Delors overturned the principle established by France’s Charles de Gaulle, the principle which de Gaulle referred to as “Europe of the Fatherlands.” De Gaulle’s concept of the European Economic Community–then six...

21:16

SENATOR REID CALLS FOR ANTI-TRUMP ‘RESISTANCE’: TRUMP IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR "IndyWatch Feed World"


When retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared Friday that the election of Donald Trump “has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America,” he wasn’t referring to the assassination threats against Trump and the nationwide rioting and the brutal physical assaults on the president-elect’s supporters by members of the progressive left. Calling Trump “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote,” Reid was charging, “White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear,” the Hill reported. The Democratic leader said that if Trump “wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately.” Like the reporting you see here? Sign up for free news alerts from WND.com, America’s independent news network. But it was anti-Trump protesters who took to the streets across the nation for a third straight night since Election Day in demonstrations that turned violent in many instances. In Portland, Oregon, what began as a peaceful protest of more than 4,000 people, quickly turned violent as “anarchists” threw objects at officers, vandalized local businesses and damaged cars, police told CNN. Portland police, on the department’s Twitter page, declared a “riot” due to “extensive criminal and dangerous behavior.” Meanwhile, a feature writer for the Guardian newspaper of London, Monisha Rajesh, tweeted “it’s about time for an assassination.” Another Twitter user posted that the “only” remaining question after Tuesday’s election is who will “assassinate” Trump, the New York Post reported. Other users even cited the Jan. 20 inauguration as a deadline for assassination. “Trump chose the literal worst case scenario as VP so nobody would try to impeach or assassinate him,” one user posted on Twitter. A security source told the New York paper that the Secret Service would investigate all social media postings containing credible threats. ’Organize resistance now’ Shaun King, the writer and activist known for his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, wrote in a column published Friday for the New York Daily News that fellow progressives should not wait and see what a Trump administration does but should organize resistance right now. “I fully believe that Donald Trump is going to come out on January 20 with an iron fist and begin enforcing his will on our country right away,” King wrote. “With control of Congress, this won’t be hard. Most congressional Republicans have already proven they have no backbone and are fully willing to be personally and directly insulted by Donald Trump and still get in line with him at the end of the day. Even without such control, President Obama has actually created the playbook for how the President can get stuff done wi...

21:15

N2.1bn Debt: Skye Bank Takes Over Oba Akinruntan’s Obat Oil Depot "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Federal High Court in Lagos has given Skye Bank Plc. the legal backing to take over Obat Oil and Petroleum Ltd’s depot over an alleged N2.1billion debt. Justice Jude Dagat asked  the  Inspector-General of Police, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police to assist in the enforcement of the order. The order followed an Originating Motion […]

21:15

Indian gold jewelry demand reacts to prices, not vice versa "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Indian gold jewelry demand reacts to prices, not vice versa by Stefan Wieler for GoldMoney Indian gold jewelry demand reacts to prices, not vice versa Introduction For the past weeks the media and gold analysts have pointed to an apparent collapse in Indian gold demand, implying that gold prices are at risk. However, Indian gold demand doesn’t drive…

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21:14

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes, Later We Can Do The Obama/ Clinton’s "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Iraq Tribunal about war lies of 2002-2003 vintage. I’m nostalgic for the days when presidents had to lie to Congress and the public and obtain some modicum of support before bombing a foreign country. Already by the day after this week’s […]

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Smugness in a suit (and colourful tie) "IndyWatch Feed Europe"


Gavin Allen, looking (and being) smug

Gavin Allen, BBC Controller of Daily News Programmes, was on this week's Newswatch defending the BBC for viewer's charges that it was massively biased against Trump in its US election coverage. 

Did Gavin admit any failings in the BBC's coverage? Not a bit of it. He dismissed all criticism out of hand and insisted that the BBC had got everything right.   

Here's a tweet from DB which sums it all up in less than 140 characters:

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President-Elect Donald J. Trump Announces New Implementation Phase of Presidential Transition Team David Icke latest headlines

‘Vice President-Elect Mike Pence Named Presidential Transition Team Chair; Immediately Institutes Vice Chairs of Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, Additional Presidential Transition Team Members And Staff Leadership For Transition Team.’ Read more: President-Elect Donald J. Trump Announces New Implementation Phase of Presidential Transition Team Peter Thiel: Bilderberg Group’s Lack of Transparency is a Good Thing

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Glenn Greenwald On Trump Cabinet With Giuliani, Christie, Gingrich: 'Genuinely Terrifying Prospect' David Icke latest headlines

‘Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are among those in consideration for attorney general. Christie is also being considered for homeland security secretary, as is Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke. Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are in the running for secretary of state. Donald Trump is also expected to quickly nominate a conservative Supreme Court justice to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia.’ Read more: Glenn Greenwald On Trump Cabinet With Giuliani, Christie, Gingrich: ‘Genuinely Terrifying Prospect’

21:06

‘About time for an assassination’: Trump death threats swamp Twitter David Icke latest headlines

‘Numerous disgruntled Americans have taken to Twitter to encourage the murder of Donald Trump, echoing the reaction to Barack Obama’s 2008 election victory, albeit from a different side of the political spectrum. “I’m not saying someone should try and assasinate [sic] trump…. but if you do, don’t miss,” was a sentiment tweeted by many unhappy with his election win, hoping Trump will be killed before his inauguration as the 45th US president on January 20, 2017.’ Read more: ‘About time for an assassination’: Trump death threats swamp Twitter

21:03

German defense minister says Trump should be firm with Russia as NATO stood by US after 9/11 David Icke latest headlines

‘Donald Trump should be wary of possible rapprochement with Russia as NATO, which stood by the US after the 9/11 attacks, “isn’t just a business,” and needs backup in countering Moscow on Syria and Ukraine issues, the German defense minister said. Appearing on the ZDF Thursday show ‘Maybrit Illner’, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen emotionally argued that the US president-elect needs to understand NATO is more about values than business-like behavior. “What his advisers will hopefully tell him and what he needs to learn is that NATO isn’t just a business. It’s not a company,” she said, adding, “I don’t know how he values NATO.”’ Read more: German defense minister says Trump should be firm with Russia as NATO stood by US after 9/11

21:00

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: BABA Stock Is Misunderstood "IndyWatch Feed World"

By George Leong, B.Comm.

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I smell an amazing opportunity in shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) after the price of BABA stock fell to $92.00 on Friday, from the $100.00 level when I previously reviewed it several weeks back.

The downward slide in BABA stock was slightly more than the options market was pricing in, which was around $6.00 per share in either direction.

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20:59

More than 80 MPs join Lib Dem plot to force Government to hold a second referendum on Brexit terms David Icke latest headlines

More than 80 MPs are plotting to stage a Parliamentary vote calling for a second Brexit referendum. In a move that prompted anger from Conservative ministers a coalition of MPs led by Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, said that they now intend to force a vote calling for another referendum of the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU. Read more: More than 80 MPs join Lib Dem plot to force Government to hold a second referendum on Brexit terms

20:57

Erdogan says Europe not ready to face three million migrants as EU-Turkey deal collapse looms David Icke latest headlines

‘The Turkish president issued a veiled threat to unleash a wave of refugees on Europe as EU officials warn of a potential collapse of the union’s deal with Ankara, which has curbed the flow of refugees across the Aegean Sea. Speaking to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is currently hosting three million refuges on its territory and that if they all marched into Europe, the Europeans would not know what to do with them. He also reminded them that under the terms of Turkey’s refugee deal with the EU, the union pledged to provide six billion euros in aid over the course of several years. “As far as I can remember, until now the EU had only given 250-300 million Euros to Turkey so far,” he said.’ Read more: Erdogan says Europe not ready to face three million migrants as EU-Turkey deal collapse looms

20:57

Government’s Decision to Demonetise Currency Shows They Don’t Understand Capitalism: Prabhat Patnaik "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In conversation with economist Prabhat Patnaik on the government’s decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes.

On November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 8 pm and announced that Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes would no longer be legal tender after midnight that night. This move was needed to tackle the “disease of black money,” he said.

Since then, their have been numerous reports of how ordinary people have been affected by the move, long lines outside ATMs and banks, and whether this move will be successful in its aims.

The Wire sat down with renowned economist and professor emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University Prabhat Patnaik to talk about the nature of black business, whether this decision would be effective, the troubles it has caused and will continue to cause for large sections of the population, and more.

You have written recently about the misconceptions around the idea of black money. What really is black money?

There is a feeling that black money is basically a stock of money, which is put in pillow cases or trunks or underground. That’s not the case. Black money is something which refers to a whole range of activities which are undertaken either illegally or in order to avoid taxes.

In other words, there may be, let’s say, arms trade or drug running and so on which are completely illegal activities. Alternatively, there are activities which are legal but nonetheless undeclared because they want to avoid taxes. So we have to really think in terms of black business or undisclosed business as opposed to black money. In any business, you are using money. When you use money for a greater or a less period of time, you will be holding money. That is true in any business and for black business as well.

It is not even the case that black business is carried out with cash while normal business is carried out with cheques and so on. Because normal business also requires cash transactions. So normal cash holding and black cash holding are not qualitatively two different things; and as a result to say that if we demonetise a range of currency, we will be able to catch black money is not correct because everybody th...

20:56

Nusra On The Run - Trump Induces First Major Policy Change On Syria David Icke latest headlines

‘The Obama administration, through the CIA led by Saudi asset John Brennan, fed weapons, training and billions of dollars to “moderate rebels”. These then turned around (vid) and either gave the CIA gifts to al-Qaeda in Syria (aka Jabhat al Nusra) or joined it themselves. The scheme was no secret at all and Russia as well as Syria pointed this out several times. The Russian foreign Minister Lavrov negotiated with the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry who promised to separate the “moderate rebels” from al-Qaeda. But Kerry never delivered… …That changed the day the president-elect Trump set foot into the White House. While Obama met Trump in the oval office, new policies, prepared beforehand, were launched. The policies were held back until after the election and would likely not have been revealed or implemented if Clinton had won.’ Read more: Nusra On The Run – Trump Induces First Major Policy Change On Syria

20:56

Kakistocracy: a word we need to revive "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Either kakistocracy gets used and thoroughly examined or a Trump presidency will force us to do so.

Eric Risberg AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved. High school students protest in opposition of Donald Trump's presidential election victory in front of City Hall in San Francisco, Nov. 10, 2016. Eric Risberg AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.

“Stupidity does not consist in being without ideas. Such stupidity would be the sweet, blissful stupidity of animals, molluscs and the gods. Human Stupidity consists in having lots of ideas, but stupid ones. Stupid ideas, with banners, hymns, loudspeakers and even tanks and flame-throwers as their instruments of persuasion, constitute the refined and the only really terrifying form of Stupidity.” – Henry de Montherlant, Notebooks, 1930-44

How and why did a word so relevant for our times be pushed almost to oblivion? In a world where stupidity penetrates multiple levels of government, policies and personalities; it is strange that the term coined to best describe it has actually ended up in the endangered and forgotten words books. Stupidity in governance needs to be treated as a political problem, and kakistocracy can best capture this problem.

Kakistocracy is the government of a state by its most stupid, ignorant, least qualified and unprincipled citizens in power. Kakistos means “worst” which is superlative of kakos “bad” (perhaps also related to “defecate”). Along with kratos (see -cracy) meaning “power, rule.”

The first documented example appeared in 1829 in a book called The Misfortunes of Elphin, written by the English novelist and poet Thomas Love Peacock.

They were utterly destitute of the blessings of those “schools for all,” the house of correction, and the treadmill, wherein the autochthonal justice of our agrestic kakistocracy now castigates the heinous sins which were then com...

20:53

Modi rides Japanese ‘bullet train’ "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The groundwork for the bilateral agreements signed in Tokyo and Kobe was set during Abe's visit to India in December last year [Xinhua]

The groundwork for the bilateral agreements signed in Tokyo and Kobe was set during Abe’s visit to India in December last year [Xinhua]


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe invited his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on a ride aboard the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to the port city of Kobe.

The ride, which comes on Modi’s second day of an official visit to Japan, is to introduce the Indian prime minister to the advanced technology of the bullet train which will be used on the 500-kilometer stretch of the Mumbai to Ahmedabad railway line.

With speeds reaching 320 kms, the Shinkasen bullet train is expected to greatly enhance rail transportation in India. However, it will not go into production before 2018 and be available starting 2023.

Abe and Modi also visited the Kawasaki plant where the train is being manufactured.

He Tweeted about his itinerary on Saturday:

The train ride comes a day after the two leaders presided over a number of bilateral agreements, most important of which is the deal to export nuclear power technology to India.

“The Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy marks a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership,” Modi said.

Japan will now supply nuclear reactors, fuel and technology to India.

The civilian nuclear energy agreement had been delayed for six years as a number of foreign powers took issue with the fact that India – a nuclear power – had not yet signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Japan apparently received assurances from India that it would no longer conduct nuclear tests; the last nuclear test was in 1998 and since then Delhi issued a moratarium on nuclear tests.

The NPT is an international binding agreement designed  to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons-related technology.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

20:53

Russian military calls on UN chemical weapons watchdog to send experts to Aleppo David Icke latest headlines

‘The Russian Defense Ministry has addressed the UN body devoted to monitoring the use of chemical weapons, asking it to send a mission to Aleppo, Syria, following a reported chemical attack by militants in the area. “[We] ask the OPCW [the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons] governing body to consider sending [its] experts to Aleppo’s ‘1070’ area as soon as possible on a mission to establish the facts of the use of chemical agents as weapons,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, told journalists at a news briefing. He added that data analysis of the soil samples and chemical shell fragments found by Russian experts in Aleppo would be handed over to the OPCW according to established procedure.’ Read more: Russian military calls on UN chemical weapons watchdog to send experts to Aleppo

20:52

When Did You Find Out about 9-11? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth speaks during a presentation by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB I accidentally came across an article by Craig McKee in which he asked over thirty truth activists how they first knew that the official 9-11 story was false. From McKee’s list I have chosen seven, as […]

20:52

Centre Approves Changes in Anti-Graft Law to Protect Public Servants From Probes "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Jitendra Singh. Credit: PTI

The Centre on Thursday approved changes to an anti-corruption law that may protect all government employees from prosecution.

According to the Times of India, the amendment to the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, proposes making it mandatory for investigating agencies like the CBI to take prior approval from the government before initiating investigations against public servants.

Jitendra Singh, minister of state for personnel, said that the purpose behind mandating prosecution sanction for government officers under the anti-graft law was to protect honest officers and to ensure that bureaucracy, “an essential tool of good governance,” continued to work without any fear or favour.

“We have decided to introduce the anti-corruption amendment Bill in the winter session of parliament starting on November 16. A provision for safeguarding all categories of government employees is being offered in the Bill. The changes are to ensure that honest employees are not harassed,” he said.

According to Scroll.in, while recommending the amendment in August, the parliamentary committee had said that in cases where a government employee is arrested on the spot for “accepting or attempting to accept any undue advantage”, the CBI and other agencies, however, do not have to seek the Centre’s approval to investigate.

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on August 19, 2013, during the United Progressive Alliance rule, the Times of India reports and was approved by the Cabinet in April 2015 and sent to the select committee in December 2015 for examination.

(With PTI inputs)

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20:50

Small country like UK already spends on defence 84% of what Russia spends, yet Michael Fallon wants more for NATO "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK to Call on European NATO Members to Increase Military Spending According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute , the UK already spends on defence  55.5 compared with Russia’s 66.4 (billions of dollars) or 84%. While the USA spends 596 or 9 times the Russian total.  Fallon will speak in Brussels on Monday of […]

20:49

Lebanon at the Disco Dance Finals in 1980 "IndyWatch Feed World"

I have no idea how my friend Mark dug out this video but it’s pretty cool. There was a Lebanese participant at the the 1980 Disco Dance World Finals called Henri Daou. I have no idea if this is an official competition or if Henri won but they had participants from all over the world.

Jump to Minute 8:13 to watch Henri.

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20:46

2016 Election Turnout: Nearly Half Of Eligible Voters Effectively Voted For No President David Icke latest headlines

‘Nearly half of all eligible voters did not vote, according to The United States Election Project. Out of 231,556,622 in the Voting-Eligible Population (VEP), there were only 131,018,000 ballots counted. When compared with the 2008 and 2012 elections, we see almost 9 million less people voting in 2016. If you count minors and mentally handicapped people, a majority of people in this country effectively voted for no president. If there were anything remotely democratic about this system, we should not see any president elected at all.’ Read more: 2016 Election Turnout: Nearly Half Of Eligible Voters Effectively Voted For No President

20:45

E.K. Clark Slams N’Delta Militants, Says They Are Criminals, Saboteurs – Clark "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief E.K. Clark

Chief E.K. Clark


LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Respected Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has described militant groups behind the recent attacks on oil and gas installations across the region as criminals and enemies of the Niger Delta people.
Speaking in his capacity as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) at a news conference held at his Warri home, the elder statesman noted that the PANDEF would be forced to take drastic decision on those various groups making the state volatile.

While calling on the government not to be deterred by the ugly trends of bombing of the nation’s critical assets in the region, the former minister of Information urged the Federal Government to go on with the implementation of the 16-point demands presented before it by the elders during the Abuja meeting.
He noted that the continued militant activities in the region, especially the destruction of oil installations, had gone beyond matters of expression of grievances, but a calculated attempt by selfish individuals to derail the building peace process for the region.
According to him, “our boys were still boasting in the social media that they were going to attack; they will do this, do that. I was in my house when they sent to me that FG has sent troops to the creeks in a houseboat opposite Oporoza and that some boys were arrested. We intervened and those boys were released. So the question is, what do we want, what are they looking for? They are enemies of the people; they are criminals.
“The war you are fighting did not start today. You have not even waited for the dialogue to take place, and then you have other ulterior motives.
“So we will soon have a meeting of PANDEF to discuss this thing and take a position. Let me also warn that there are some politicians who are also members of the Niger Delta, who are fighting themselves, and it is not unlikely that some of these people are involved in these bombings to discredit each other.
“The recent blowing up of Trans-Forcados Pipeline operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) is no longer a matter arising from grievances, but an act design to sabotage the present peace process.
“I want to emphasise that no government sits by, and watch its national assets being destroyed. It is the innocent mem...

20:45

Fukushima Effects On Pacific Ocean Seafood (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Fukushima Effects On Pacific Ocean Seafood

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20:43

It Looks Like George Soros Is Funding The Trump Protests Just Like He Funded The Ferguson Riots David Icke latest headlines

‘Paid instigators are making an already bad situation much much worse. As riots and protests rage through the streets of America, the question has to be asked: Does someone behind the scenes want to see civil war in the United States? The answer is almost certainly yes. And it isn’t likely to settle down anytime in the next few days.’ Read more: It Looks Like George Soros Is Funding The Trump Protests Just Like He Funded The Ferguson Riots

20:39

USA - Voters in York County towns demand end to water fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Posted Nov. 11, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 11, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Customers of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District voted Tuesday to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply.
Janice Hanson, chairperson of Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation, the citizens group that sought signatures to put the issue on the ballot, said, “Voters in seven Maine communities sent a loud and clear message that they do not want fluoridation chemicals in the public water supply. Tomorrow the fluoridation equipment at the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District will be unplugged and we will no longer be ingesting hydrofluorosilicic acid from the phosphate industry.”
Norm Labbe, superintendent of the water district, said Wednesday, “the fluoride feed pumps were turned off this morning at around 7 a.m. Some customers [those near our treatment facilities] will have an immediate drop in fluoride to natural background levels of about 0.25 parts per million. Within a couple weeks all customers will have that same background level of natural fluoride.”
Residents of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Ogunquit, Arundel, Biddeford Pool and Fortune’s Rocks and the Cape Neddick section of York voted on the referendum question that read,“Shall fluoride be added to the public water supply for the intended purpose of reducing tooth decay?” The no vote prevailed 13,385 to 6,9...

20:37

Low Income Children Deserve Better Access to Dental Care "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

ChildrenCalls to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, risk being realized come January 2017, when Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress take their seats. Much remains to be seen, but one thing that is unlikely to change much or change soon is unmet need.

Children from families with low incomes, especially those in Black, Latino and Native communities, experience the highest rates of dental disease and untreated tooth decay in the U.S. The numbers are so great that public health professionals consider this an epidemic.......

In mainly fluoridated USA? 

20:32

The Peculiarities of the Huge Equatorial Jet Stream in Saturn's Atmosphere Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The atmosphere of the planet Saturn, a gas giant 10 times bigger than the Earth consisting mostly of hydrogen, has a wider, more intense jet stream than all the planets in the solar system. Winds gusting at speeds of up to 1,650 km/h blow from West to East in the equatorial atmosphere, thirteen times the strength of the most destructive hurricane force winds that form on the Earth's equator.

This huge jet stream also extends about 70,000 km from north to south, more than five times the size of our planet. There is as yet no theory capable of explaining the nature of this stream nor the sources of energy feeding it. Back in 2003 the same team warned in an article, published in Nature, of the drastic reduction in winds on the cloud level with respect to what had been observed when the Voyager space probes visited the planet.
...
By studying the movement of the clouds that formed the white spot (an enormous storm of about 7,000 km) and of those present in its surrounding areas, the researchers were able to obtain new, valuable information about the structure of the planet's huge equatorial jet stream. Furthermore, the researchers established the heights reached by the different atmospheric structures and determined that the winds increase dramatically the lower they go. They reach speeds of 1,100 km/h in the upper atmosphere but achieve up to 1,650 km/h at a depth of about 150 km. Furthermore, while the deep wind is stable, in the upper atmosphere the speed and width of the equatorial stream are highly changeable, perhaps due to the seasonal insolation cycle on Saturn, and their intensity is increased by the changing shadowing of the rings above the equator.


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20:31

Petition Calling for Electoral College to Vote for Hillary Clinton Garners Millions of Signatures David Icke latest headlines

‘Donald Trump may have been named the winner of the presidential election early Wednesday morning, but it seems a lot of people are still unwilling to accept the result. Case in point: A Change.org petition calling for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton has garnered more than 2.2 million signatures in a single day. The petition asserts that Trump is “unfit to serve” and cites the fact that Clinton is well on her way to winning the popular vote. “His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault, and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic,” the petition reads.’ Read more: Petition Calling for Electoral College to Vote for Hillary Clinton Garners Millions of Signatures

20:31

System Failure for the Establishment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats thought the political establishment and mainstream media would assure them victory as they brushed off Bernie Sanders and insisted on Hillary Clinton, ignoring the growing hatred of “the system,” notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On Election Day, Hillary Clinton, with all her data specialists and poll gurus, came up short. The morning after, […]

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20:31

System Failure for the Establishment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats thought the political establishment and mainstream media would assure them victory as they brushed off Bernie Sanders and insisted on Hillary Clinton, ignoring the growing hatred of “the system,” notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On Election Day, Hillary Clinton, with all her data specialists and poll gurus, came up short. The morning after, […]

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20:30

India - Cutting down permissible levels for fluoride in water proposed "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Experts from the International Society for Fluoride Research have proposed cutting down the permissible levels for fluoride in water to better combat fluorosis.
The current tolerance level is 1 ppm which the society suggested lowering to 0.5 ppm.

20:29

White spots. "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

This is what the British Fluoride Society says about fluorosis (Why is there a society for fluoride?)


One of many enamel defects

Dental fluorosis appears as markings on the enamel surface of teeth. It is one of 90 or so 'enamel d efects' that may affect teeth, and is caused when children ingest excessive amounts of fluoride from all available source while their teeth - primary and permanent - are developing in the gums.

Mostly pearly white flecks visible only to experts under good lighting
In most cases, dental fluorosis appears as barely visible pearly white flecks on the surface of the tooth and is undetectable except by an expert. In other words, most people whose teeth are affected by fluorosis are unlikely to notice it. Nor are they likely to notice the majority of cases of fluorosis in other people.

We know different, are dentists cashing in? (Do those spots bother you? Video)
The people who will get the discolouring are those who look after their teeth by brushing three times a day.- those social deprived children who do not  will  not.






20:28

Colleges Cancelled Exams for Students Traumatized by Trump's Election David Icke latest headlines

‘So it begins: American college campuses are currently experiencing a collective freak-out over the impending Trump presidency. Professors and administrators have cancelled exams and sent messages of support to students feeling traumatized by the election results. A University of Michigan psychology professor delayed an exam until next week and wished students good fortune during this “tumultuous time.” Some Columbia University professors postponed midterms as well. A University of Connecticut professor excused students from attending class. And at Yale University, one professor decided to make an upcoming exam optional. Administrators were quick to reassure students that universities offer myriad counseling options.’ Read more: Colleges Cancelled Exams for Students Traumatized by Trump’s Election

20:27

Russia Celebrates as Donald Trump takes The White House And Is Ready "IndyWatch Feed National"

Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires.

Russia is ready and looks forward to restoring bilateral relations with the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, commenting on the news of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election.

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20:26

Blast kills at least 4 people at US Bagram airbase in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

An explosion rocked Bagram airfield, the largest US base in Afghanistan, early Saturday morning, killing at least four people and injuring 14 others, according to a NATO-led Resolute Support Mission press release. "An explosive device was detonated on Bagram Airfield resulting in multiple casualties. Four people have died in the attack and approximately 14 have been wounded," Resolute Support said in a statement.

20:26

After Staring Down US, NSG on Linkage, India Agrees to Tie Nuclear Deal With Japan to N-Test Moratorium "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Diplomatic sources have said that the supplementary document was prepared to ensure the smooth implementation of the main treaty, and is “legally binding”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the signing ceremony. Credit: MEA/Flickr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the signing ceremony. Credit: MEA/Flickr

New Delhi: Even as Japan agreed to sign a nuclear deal with a country that is not a signatory to the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT), India has for the first time bound the termination of the deal on the conduct of any future nuclear tests – a legally binding assurance that it had so far refused to give to the US and Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

On Friday, India and Japan signed the Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy in the presence of their prime ministers, Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, at the Kantei in Tokyo.

But, in a deviation from practice, a separate text was also inked, titled ‘...

20:25

Abusive Mom Films Kicking Her Sobbing Child Out of the House Because He Voted Trump in School Mock Election David Icke latest headlines

‘So what happens when a child has a different opinion and he is subjected to the withdrawal of parental love, as well as the loss of his security? This person who can hardly be called a mother kicked her young son out of the house because he voted for Donald Trump in a school mock election. Not only that, this beacon of maternal love videotaped the abuse so the whole world could see how she humiliated the child. Everyone is worried about how Trump supporters will treat minorities, but it looks like the real threat is the people who are adamantly anti-Trump. This video makes me feel sick to my stomach.’ Source

20:25

As UN Probes USA’s Afghanistan Attack Obama Requests More Money for War. Sooner he’s gone the better "IndyWatch Feed War"

As UN Probes US Afghan Attack Obama Requests More Money for War The immediate aftermath of a US airstrike in Syria in October, 2015. | Photo: Retuers On Thursday President Barack Obama asked Congress for an additional USD$11.6 billion to fuel the ongoing U.S. wars in the Middle East. President Obama asked the U.S. Congress for […]

20:23

Reuters Explains How It 'Fudged' Its Polls David Icke latest headlines

‘Over the past couple of weeks, we have constantly pointed out that polling data was seemingly being manipulated to “manufacture” artificial leads for the mainstream media’s chosen candidate, Hillary Clinton. By “oversampling” democrats and/or various minority groups, pollster after pollster kept rolling out predictions that seemed utterly ridiculous to us but were gobbled up by complicit media outlets. Here is just a small sample of our headlines from the past couple of months:’ Read more: Reuters Explains How It ‘Fudged’ Its Polls

20:21

The Sound Defeat of the Mainstream Media David Icke latest headlines

‘Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, said the U.S. media was so biased during this presidential election that it reminded him of the government-controlled coverage of an election in Marxist Nicaragua in 1990. “All the pundits are declaring today that this victory for Donald Trump is historic in nature,” said Bozell in a statement. “That is true — in America. But I’ve seen it before.” Bozell said that on the eve of the Nicaraguan elections in 1990, he participated in a press conference with three others who had been active during that campaign.’ Read more: The Sound Defeat of the Mainstream Media

20:21

Petrobras reports unexpected Q3 loss "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Petrobras is going ahead with plans to fire thousands of employees by 2020 [Xinhua]

Petrobras is going ahead with plans to fire thousands of employees by 2020 [Xinhua]


In yet another challenge to President Michel Temmer’s drive to revitalize the Brazilian economy, the country’s biggest company – state-owned oil company Petrobras – reported a third-quarter loss on Friday, despite drastically reducing the value of oil fields and other assets.

Weak prices in the oil market worldwide hit the company hard resulting in a net loss of $4.9 billion in the last quarter, five times more than a year earlier.

Chief Financial Officer Ivan Monteiro told reporters that operational and cash flow trends improved – which would have lead to a largely profitable quarter without any impairments.

The company’s revenues were also hit by the weaker reais currency.

“The message we want to convey is that these impairments are non-recurring, and that we don’t expect them to happen, not at least in this magnitude, in the coming future,” Monteiro said at an event to discuss the results in Rio de Janeiro.

The company is currently going through a massive restructuring to deal with crippling debt, low oil prices, and a massive corruption investigation that has seen a number of its executives arrested.

In 2015, the company suffered record consolidated net losses of 36.9 million reais ($10.4 billion). That year, it also began a massive divestment plan worth $98.4 billion to pay down its debt, generate more cash liquidity and face the crisis sparked by low oil prices.

Petrobras is the world’s most indebted major oil firm, marred by a crippling corruption scandal that will soon lead to the transfer of its ownership to the private sector.

A number of prominent Brazilian officials, including former President Lula Da Silva, have been charged with some form of corruption or impropriety related to the Petrobras corruption probe.

Media reports suggest the government is seeking a price of $9 bln – $13 bln.

Although it is the country’s largest employer, the company is going ahead with plans to layoff 12,000 employees by 2020 in a bid to save around 33 billion reais ($9.25 billion) by 2020.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies

20:19

CNN Anchor Don Lemon Accidentally Reveals Viral Protestor Was CNN Cameraman David Icke latest headlines

‘The protesters around this Country upset that President-elect Donald Trump won the Election fair and square are nothing but whiners and an embarrassment to the Country. I In one film News Channel CNN is seen interviewing a crazy man screaming “blow up the Electoral College.” He screamed, begging the camera for Hillary Clinton to lawyer up with the Supreme Court and make “one vote one vote.” He, also, was praising Clinton and her charity work. He must be very uneducated as to what her real charity work is. Of course, those of us who bother to educate ourselves know that Clinton is a crook. We know that the Clinton Foundation does nothing but line the pockets of the Clinton Mafia.’ Read more: CNN Anchor Don Lemon Accidentally Reveals Viral Protestor Was CNN Cameraman

20:15

Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren’t "IndyWatch Feed War"

Technologies exist to drastically reduce ship noise, but they’re not seeing widespread adoption. Photo by Image Source Salsa/Alamy Stock Photo

Technologies exist to drastically reduce ship noise, but they’re not seeing widespread adoption. Photo by Image Source Salsa/Alamy Stock Photo

Hakai magazine — When a ship’s propeller blades rev up and begin slicing furiously through the ocean, a frothy storm erupts below. The churned seawater boils, forming millions of bubbles that snap, crackle, and pop like firecrackers. For animals in the sea below, this process—known as propeller cavitation—can be as loud as a rock concert.

As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become. A new study from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology estimates that over the next 15 years, the level of ocean noise being produced by commercial ships could rise by 87 to 102 percent.

“The combined effects of increased shipping, larger and noisier ships, and longer shipping distances create a perfect storm of amplifying factors,” says Max Kaplan, lead author of the study. “Our findings highlight the acute challenge facing the world’s oceans and the value of prompt mitigation.”

Kaplan’s projections assume that the way commercial ships are designed, built, and operated will remain relatively unchanged. He notes that noise levels could be curbed if commercial shipbuilders become more willing to incorporate ship-quieting technologies.

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Cozy Bear targets NGOs and Think Tanks in post-election attacks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Cozy Bear launched new spear-phishing attacks against US policy think-tanks aiming to infect their systems with a malware.

Trump is the new US President, a few hours after he won the election, a hacking crew powered several spear-phishing attacks against US policy think-tanks aiming to infect their systems with a malware.

The security experts believe the attacks were powered by the notorious ATP Cozy Bear, also known as APT29 and CozyDuke. The CozyDuke is one of the groups involved in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is considered by several security experts a group of Russian state-sponsored hackers.

According to the security firm Volexity, a few hours after the election people associated with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), policy think tanks in the US and even inside the US Government were targeted by malicious messages sent by the Cozy Bear hackers.

“Three of the five attack waves contained links to download files from domains that the attackers appear to have control over,” reads a blog post published by Volexity. “The other two attacks contained documents with malicious macros embedded within them. Each of these different attack waves was slightly different from one another.”

cozy bear spear-phishing-attack-examples

The researchers spotted at least five different waves of phishing attacks targeting people who work for organizations, including the RAND Corporation, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Atlantic Council, and the State Department, among others.

The attackers used Gmail accounts that were specifically created for the phishing campaign and other compromised email...

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israel Attacks Syrian Army just after Failed Terrorist Offensive Near Golan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Terror Regime israel Attacks Syrian Army just after Failed Terrorists Offensive Near Golan The attack was carried out Today (Wednesday) afternoon a short time after the Syrian Army and pro-government fighters repelled a major offensive launched by Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist groups on the predominantly Druze village of Hadar. Then Israeli fighter jets bombed several […]

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Great grey shrike in England "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

11 November 2016

Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor) at Little Woolden Moss, Greater Manchester, UK, 11th November 2016.

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Trump Organization’s “blind trust” poses quagmire of conflict of interest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President-elect Donald Trump’s victory meant many different things to people all across the US, but to ethics officials, the businessman’s election has created a logistical minefield concerning his debts, investments and assets. The Trump Organization announced on Friday that management will be transferred over to his three adult children (excluding Tiffany). Many believe that this […]

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Boris’s Trump U-turn rolls on, now calling for end to ‘collective whinge-o-rama’ David Icke latest headlines

‘British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has ordered an end to the “collective whinge-o-rama” about Donald Trump’s election to the White House. It’s part of an apparent change of heart from Johnson who had previously called Trump “unfit” for office. Johnson was in full backtracking mode on Wednesday morning soon after Trump’s win, tweeting he was “looking forward” to working with the president-elect’s new administration.’ Read more: Boris’s Trump U-turn rolls on, now calling for end to ‘collective whinge-o-rama’

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Vote With Your Feet "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Gamifying life is silly, fun, and a great way to interact with those strangers who you pass everyday. Here’s one example that might just pop up along your next walk to work. It’s a way to take a very unscientific straw poll on any topic — you won’t even have to use your hands to cast a ballot.

A group called [Vote With Your Feet] has come up with a novel way of casting ballots. Simply walk down the sidewalk and through one of two doorways, each labeled with either side of a dichotomy. Each doorway is able to count the number of people that pass through it, so any issue imaginable can be polled. They already did vim vs emacs (59 to 27),  and we’d like to see Keynes vs Hayek, or even Ovaltine vs Nesquik. Users can send the machine new issues for the masses to vote on, so the entertainment is quite literally limited only by your imagination.

thumbThe physical build is well documented. Since this is used outside, the choice of a flipdot display (of course always fun to play with) is perfect for this high-contrast in any level of light. Each doorway has a break-beam sensor which is monitored by the Raspberry Pi driving the overhead display (here’s code for it all if you want to dig in).

The point of this art installation like this is to get people to interact with their environment in a novel way, which this project has accomplished exceptionally well. In 3 days, they registered over 10,000 votes which are viewable on their website. If you have a project in mind that calls for data visualization you might want to keep this in your back pocket.

We have also seen other ways that doorways can count people outside of voting, if you’re looking for any inspiration yourself.


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F.A.N. newsletter "IndyWatch Feed Europe"



* FDA Petition Update: We've surpassed 11,000 signers with only a few days left before we submit our petition to the FDA.  Can you help us get to 12,000 before Monday?  Please share the petition on social media, and with friends, family, and fellow campaigners. 
Election Day Fluoridation Results
Kennebunk, MaineResidents in seven towns collectively voted to end fluoridation in the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport & Wells (KKW) Water District in a definitive 66% to 34% vote.  At 7AM on November 9th, the district shut off its fluoridation equipment, officially ending the practice.  
We congratulate the residents of these towns, and the campaigners that made this possible.  We applaud the members of The Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridationa small group of dedicated residents who brought their concerns to the water district, gained the district's support and assistance, collected enough petition signatures to get the issue on the ballot, and worked hard to educate their neighbors and build community support prior to the vote in many effective and creative ways.  We also applaud the members of the KKW Water District, especially Norm Labbe, who did a tremendous job educating the community and providing the facts necessary for an informed vote, as can be seen in this important video.
Below is a portion of the victory statement from Janice Hanson, chairperson of the Campaign to Reconsider Water Fluoridation:
…We understand fluoridation is an issue that requires a deeper examination of what we've been told in the past, and we are grateful to the people of these communities for their careful study and critical thinking that brought us to this moment. This result is a solid indicator that peopl...

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COP22 in Morocco: Between greenwashing and environmental injustice "IndyWatch Feed War"

The climate-change conference, supposedly for inter-state negotiations, is in reality another charade pursuing neo-colonial policies

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EU warns Theresa May over her 'delusional' US trade deal hopes following Donald Trump's election win "IndyWatch Feed World"



A senior member of Angela Merkel’s Social Democrat coalition party, Axel Schafer, said the PM’s hope that President-elect Trump will look favourably on the UK will come to nothing.

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19:57

Navajo Looking To Develop Industrial Hemp Farming On Tribal Lands David Icke latest headlines

‘The Navajo Tribe has signed a resolution to grow industrial hemp on tribal lands, another step undermining federal prohibition in effect. According to a report published in Forbes, the Navajo will work with CannaNative to develop industrial hemp farming. The organization assists tribes in developing hemp and cannabis-based economies on Native American lands throughout the United States. “I believe that the Indian cannabis industry will far surpass the Indian gaming industry,” said CannaNative chief executive officer Anthony Rivera. While gaming has been lucrative, it hasn’t benefited all tribes and casino growth numbers are slowing. The Indian community sees industrial hemp as a revenue source that will level the play field for all tribes.’ Read more: Navajo Looking To Develop Industrial Hemp Farming On Tribal Lands

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Oh Mine! 41Years Old Man Tears 24Yrs Old Neighbour's Manhood Over Potty "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

It was a simple household scuffle, which degenerated into fisticuffs. But when 24-year-old Okechukwu Chiagba woke up that day, he did not imagine that he would nearly lose his manhood over something as mundane as a potty.

But that was exactly what happened when he engaged in a scuffle with his neighbour, 41-year-old Michael Essien, a Calabar, Cross River State indigene, over accusation of using a potty without permission.

But by the time the dust settled, Chiagba had sustained a gory tear in his manhood that put him in the hospital for more than one week.

He explained to Saturday Punch that the incident that led to his injury began at 6am that day in the apartment building in which he lived with his wife (what is called face-me-I-face-you) in Shasha, Egbeda Lagos.

Chiagba said, “That night, my wife went out to use the toilet. We normally use potties. But when she got to where she put her potty, she could not find it.

“She came back to ask me but I told her I had not seen it. She went outside to look for it and that was when she saw our neighbour (Essien) coming out of the toilet with it.

“My wife came back to report to me. I was preparing to go out and challenge the man for using my wife’s potty when my wife cautioned me not to go. She said she would prefer to go and meet the man’s wife and talk to her. I agreed and let the matter go.”

According to him, later that morning, he went to work but when he came back in the night, he saw the potty at their entrance, even though they usually kept it out of sight in a corner of the house.

Chiagba said when he asked his wife about it, she said she did not know who put it there.

He said, “I picked the potty and put it under the staircase where we usually kept it. When I was returning it, Essien blocked my way and said I should not put it there again, I asked why and he said because my wife was accusing him of using the plastic.

“I told him that if my wife really accused him, all he needed was to deny or ignore her that he really did not use it. I tried to go past him and put the potty there but he pushed me to the ground. We were about to fight when neighbours separated us.

“I went inside and sat down. Later, I went to put on a boxer and sat outside to take fresh...

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Economist Says ‘Market Will Never Recover Under Trump.’ Dow Hits All Time High SAME DAY! David Icke latest headlines

‘The last few days have been filled with leftists fudging in their Huggies. They tossed tolerance to the wind and instead embraced full panic mode. We’ve seen everything from crying to flaming riots. Not that we’re surprised. Liberals are plagued by the PMS fairy year round. Their tempremenstrual rage comes in lots of different forms. For instance, economist Paul Krugman declared the economy would crash permanently. Because Trump. Clearly fear mongering is at an all time high. But apparently so is the Dow…’ Read more: Economist Says ‘Market Will Never Recover Under Trump.’ Dow Hits All Time High SAME DAY!

19:51

Modi’s Demonetisation Plan Disregards Lessons from Previous Governments "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Demonetisation aims to eradicate black money, but the move deflects attention from the core issue to a dramatic action that may fail to tackle the problem.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Credit: PTI

Self-righteousness is a convenient cloak to drape in politics. It gets more advantageous when the cape is dipped in nationalistic fervour. In his dramatic speech on the night of November 8, Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeatedly justified his action to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes by citing nationalistic reasons.

The raison d’être given for the move was patriotic rather than economic. Little explanation was given about how this step would end the scourge of the so-called black money in the long-term.

Since this move is a one-time action with no accompanying structural change to ensure compliance with the tax regime, there is an overwhelming sense that Modi’s step is little more than an incomplete idea.

“There comes a time in the history of a country’s development when a need is felt for a strong and decisive step,” Modi asserted and asked the ordinary person to “put up with difficulties for some days”. He further added, “In a country’s history, there come moments when every person feels he too should be part of that moment – that, he too should make his contribution to the country’s progress. Such moments come but rarely.”

“Now, we again have an opportunity where every citizen can join this mahayajna against the ills of corruption, black money and fake notes. The more help you give in this campaign, the more successful it will be.”

Modi’s plea to the people is also tinged with nationalism because the ‘hardship’ that he asked citizens to endure is because of India’s twin challenges – “On the one hand is the problem of terrorism; on the other is the challenge posed by corruption and black money.”

It is worth recalling that 18 years ago Yashwant Sinha argued that high denomination bank notes had little effect on...

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Apalachee, Apalachicola, Appalachian "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apalachee, Apalachicola, Appalachian . . . What your history teacher never told you

What comes out of all this is that several source peoples established colonies in Se Georgia and that this was driven by mining of some sort.  all of this is post Bronze Age as well so far as we can tell.  However one such people were from Europe and brought deer milking and likely riding as well.  they may well have been Bronze Age derived when active shipping made immigration possible.

 Appalachian turns out to be the plural of a Peruvian word and an elite group had come from Peru.  Nicely clarified.

We also remark on the discovery of an advanced peoples whose script was preserved during contact.  We are slowly developing a rich and healthy understanding of peoples met at contact.

Apalachee, Apalachicola, Appalachian . . .

 What your history teacher never told you


Posted by Richard Thornton | Oct 31, 2016

https://peopleofonefire.com/apalachee-apalachicola-appalachian-what-your-history-teacher-never-told-you.html 

Part Five of the series:
Horse Manur...

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#BNatGTBFSHNWKND: The GTBank Fashion Weekend Starts Today! Here’s All You Need to Know "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Day 1 of the GTBank FSHN WKND (GTBank Fashion Weekend) starts today and BellaNaija Style will be there to cover all the exciting moments for you on Instagram with the hashtag #BNatGTBFSHNWKND and on our pages @BellaNaijaOnline and @BellaNaijaStyle. Here’s the schedule for day 1 & 2 of GTBank FSHN WKND The #GTBankFashionWeekend on November 12-13, […]

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Why Trump"s Presidency Is a Win for Europe "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

By vowing to rebuild American society, scale back foreign militarism, de-escalate NATO and seek friendly cooperative relations with Russia, a United States of America under Donald Trump would not only be a boon for America’s best interests. It would also be a win for Europe...

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Russian Court bans LinkedIn in Russia; Facebook and Twitter Could be Next "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As reported late October, the world's largest online professional network LinkedIn is going to ban in Russia beginning Monday following a Moscow court decision this week that found Microsoft-owned LinkedIn to be in violation of the country's data protection laws. Here's why LinkedIn is facing ban in Russia: In July 2014, Russia approved amendments to the Russian Personal Data Law that came

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Trump’s election may herald the end of USA support for terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump Says ‘End US Aid to Syrian Rebels’ Says US Has No Idea Who ‘Moderate’ Rebels Actually Are In a new interview with the Wall Street Journal, President-elect Donald Trump said that he is likely to end the US support of “moderate” Syrian rebel groups, saying that “we have no idea who these people are” […]

19:41

Spiritual Use of Cannabis "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


It is obvious that cannabis needs to be fully reintegrated with both our spiritual culture and our medicine.  The best practice should be in the form of a drink.

Its present status is unfortunate but is now been actively worked around by everyone even those who never thought it possible.

A good review here and we see China dated at 2800 BC or four centuries before the Great Pyramid.
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Spiritual Use of Cannabis 

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Facebook Users Mistakenly Declared ‘Dead’ Including Mark Zuckerberg "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Facebook Bug Accidentally Declares Millions Dead Including Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Just imagine reading news that declares you ‘dead’ despite being you alive?

That’s what happened when Facebook itself started declaring people dead when in fact they are not. The social media giant acknowled...

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Donald Trump Names Loyalists + His 3 Children To Transition Team "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

President-elect, Donald Trump, put vice presidential running mate Mike Pence in charge of a White House transition team that also includes three of his grown children on Friday as he began the work of filling top administration jobs.

Pence replaces New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Trump's campaign said, who remains as a vice chair of the transition effort as he deals with the fallout from the 'Bridgegate' lane closure scandal that has damaged his political standing.

The announcement came shortly after Trump aides convened at the real-estate mogul's Trump Tower in New York City to begin weighing candidates for some of the 4,000 jobs he will have to fill shortly after he takes office on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Neuroscientists Call for Deep Collaboration to 'Crack' the Human Brain David Icke latest headlines

‘In a Comment in this week’s Edition of the journal Nature, an international trio of neuroscientists outlines a concrete proposal for jump-starting a new, bottom-up, collaborative “big science” approach to neuroscience research, which they consider crucial to tackle the still unsolved great mysteries of the brain. How does the brain function, from molecules to cells to circuits to brain systems to behavior? How are all these levels of complexity integrated to ultimately allow consciousness to emerge in the human brain?’ Read more: Neuroscientists Call for Deep Collaboration to ‘Crack’ the Human Brain

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An RSS Show in Banaras Hindu University Tries to Set Right ‘Myths’ About the Sangh "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

RSS Varanasi chief Abhay Kumar, the keynote speaker at a seminar on the RSS in Banaras Hindu University being felicitated. Credit: Wire staff

RSS Varanasi chief Abhay Kumar, the keynote speaker at a seminar on the RSS in Banaras Hindu University being felicitated. Credit: Wire staff

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh): Back in 2006, a number of teachers of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) were served a notice by the then vice-chancellor Panjab Singh for attending a seminar organized at Varanasi’s Vishwa Sambad Kendra by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

The notice accused the central government employees of violating the provision of Rule 5(1) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, as it reportedly said the government “has always held the activities of RSS to be of such a nature that participation in them by government servants, who is a member of or is otherwise associated with it, is liable to disciplinary action.”

One such teacher who was served that notice was Kaushal Kishore Mishra, presently head of BHU’s political science department.

A decade later Mishra, who admits being associated with the Sangh for years, organized a two day seminar on the RSS within the BHU campus. The ‘international seminar’, held last week on the campus, drew a sizable audience of researchers, students, academics and faculty members at the BHU associated with the RSS. A few of the participants paid an entry fee of Rs 800 to attend.

Some reports suggested that the present VC G.C. Tripathi, — also closely associated with the RSS — was not too happy with him for organizing the seminar, but that did not deter Mishra. Nor did he have to worry about getting another another official show cause notice this time around.

Tripathi’s absence from the inaugural session of the seminar, titled “The Role of RSS in Nation Building: Illusion and Reality”, didn’t go unnoticed though. In his speech, Mishra said, “To hold a seminar on RSS in BHU has been my dream. It was here that Madhav Sadashiv Golwarkar taught; a shakha (RSS branch) opened in BHU in 1931. I don’t care much about who has not come here today but am...

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Pollsters Missed the Call by Failing to Spot Trump's Support Among White Voters "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


 















It has taken me years, but i now truly appreciate the wisdom of the electoral college.  The Trump campaign did not have a fraction of the money needed to turn out the whole popular vote in order to compete with Hilary.  Thus we had a two to three percent loss in secure republican states.  This allowed Hilary to actually win the popular vote, although by a very small edge.  It was actually around 200,000 votes which is the margin in a small base.


What the electoral college system does is replace the parliamentary system without restraining its electors in congress.  what it eliminates is endless recounts that mean little except in extraordinary circumstances.  Trump has appeared to actually won 306 votes which makes any form of a recount mute hover justified locally.


I am obviously familiar with both systems and appreciate both.  By and large the parliamentary system has one serious advantage and that is that the principal leader must retain the confidence of parliament and the likes of Bill would have been tossed rather than impeached.  Even Margaret Thatcher ultimately lost the confidence of the house and in the face of WWII parliament resurrected Churchill and tossed him immediately after.

However i really do not know which is better.  I thought that neither Bush II or Obama was really up to the job but both hacked their way through in good order generally. Neither were able to resist the thirst for war among the so called neocons.  In Canada today we have Justin Trudeau who is patently a good man but truly untested who will need to rely on the stronger lights around him.  It should work well although he did make a leap of faith on the carbon tax that is now likely to be still born with trump in place..



Pollsters missed the call by failing to spot Trump's support among white voters 
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EU Scrambles to Save TTIP Deal in 'Death Throes' Amid Trump Opposition David Icke latest headlines

‘Brussels is desperately fighting to keep alive hopes of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) EU-US trade deal being agreed, in the face of opposition to the dying deal from newly-elected US President Donald Trump, Sputnik has been told. Trump has made clear that he is passionately opposed to free trade agreements, which — in his opinion — work against US citizens by opening up home markets to foreign workers and non-tariff trading. He is opposed to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico, because he blames it for a loss of the US manufacturing industry. He has pledged to stymie both Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal — a broad agreement that included Mexico, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Vietnam (but not China) — as well as TTIP.’ Read more: EU Scrambles to Save TTIP Deal in ‘Death Throes’ Amid Trump Opposition

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RCCG Pastor's 21Yrs Old Son, Solomon Odekunle, Stabbed To Death In Canada (Pics) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

At about 2am on Sunday, November 6, 21-year-old Solomon Odekunle was seen stumbling out of a popular hangout, Piper’s Bar and Grill, in Ottawa, Canada, with blood gushing out of his neck.

Eyewitnesses interviewed by the police said few steps away, he collapsed on Coventry Road. He was later pronounced dead in the hospital.

According to Ottawa’s CBC News, Solomon, who was stabbed by a suspect, who has been identified as 27-year-old Joe Ndikuriyo, was the 17th victim of homicide in Ottawa since the beginning of 2016.

It was learnt that Ndikuriyo is a Burundian national.

Even though the police in Ottawa have said they were still piecing together the timeline of events that led to the victim’s death, news reports suggest that he was stabbed during a fight between Ndikuriyo and another individual over a woman.

The victim, whose father is a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos, according to residents of their neighbourhood in Fagba, Lagos, was admitted to the University of Ottawa in 2012 to study Economics.

Saturday PUNCH visited his parents’ house at the Rotimi Williams Estate, Fagba Estate on Thursday, a fenced mansion, where a domestic employee explained that Solomon’s father had travelled while the inconsolable mother had relocated temporarily from the house.

It was later learnt that the father had flown out to Canada after learning of the tragic murder of his son.
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Cultivate a Healthy Lifestyle and Get Rewarded! Join Three Crowns Fitness Challenge & Win Amazing Prizes "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Ok people, the fitfam movement has been trending on everybody’s lips, with so many articles, videos, pictures all geared towards making people live a healthy lifestyle. Really who can blame them? try exercising for a week, you feel the difference in your body; you are happy, flexible, agile, and more attractive and people around you […]

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Can Ayahuasca, the ‘Sacred Plant’ of the Amazon, Help Addiction and Depression? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Western science is “discovering” the medical potential of ayahuasca, which Amazonian indigenous groups have used ritualistically for centuries.

Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Credit: Luna Parracho/Reuters

Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Credit: Luna Parracho/Reuters

Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime, Vegetal, Hoasca, Kamarampi, Huni … whatever you call it, this plant-based psychoactive decoction, which has been used by indigenous Amazonians for centuries to contact the spiritual world, has suddenly burst into global consciousness.

As a recent New Yorker article put it, ayahuasca is “the drug of choice for the age of kale”.

The article, which positioned ayahuasca as a hipster trend in a tone of mockery mixed with mystification, nevertheless belies the growing interest of Western scientists and rich urbanites in its medicinal and therapeutic potential, which include antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-addiction elements.

Does the science support the hype? As part of a small cohort of Brazilian scientists undertaking the world’s first clinical trials on ayahuasca and treatment-resistant major depressive disorder, I’m here to say: maybe, but it’s too soon to tell.

Sacred plant, sacred medicine

First, some background, which is key to understanding how ayahuasca is perceived as both a sacred plant and medicine.

This idea is shared by indigenous groups, vegetalistas (healers that use plants to treat disease) and Brazilian religions such as...

19:29

Volkswagen fraudster fat cats in denial "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

How tests that exposed VW emissions fraud were done

25 September 2015

An Air Specialist with the California Air Resources Board demonstrates the testing similar to that which exposed the VWemissions fraud. Due to legal reasons, he was unable to address the VW findings specifically. Reaed more here.

By Dietmar Henning in Germany:

VW denies emissions fraud in Europe

11 November 2016

The emissions fraud discovered in September last year and the resulting penalties and fines, amounting to billions of euros, have already shaken the Volkswagen Corporation to its foundations. Since then, the arrogant denials of responsibility by those in positions of power in the company have driven the corporation and its 600,000 employees deeper and deeper into the abyss.

When Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller declared in an interview in the US at the beginning of the year that the company was not conscious of any guilt and that the criminal emissions manipulation was a small “technical problem,” this was viewed as a mere public relations failure. Since then, VW has conceded that it not only “cheated,” but also swindled the authorities and customers with the help of the automatic cut-out feature for emission control.

Two months ago, a...

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Bird flu virus confirmed in six European countries David Icke latest headlines

‘The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says six European countries have so far been hit by an outbreak of avian flu, an infectious bird disease which could threaten poultry there. The OIE said on Thursday that a severe strain of avian flu was reported in Germany, Switzerland, Poland, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Official veterinary reports posted on the OIE website showed the H5N8 virus was found this week in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on 58 tufted ducks, a great black-backed gull and a coot. A similar outbreak in Switzerland occurred in ducks.’ Read more: Bird flu virus confirmed in six European countries

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SO SAD! Osun Poly Fresh Graduate, Who's An Orphan, Screams From Sleep, Dies After Project Defence "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Students and staff members of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, have been thrown into grief following the sudden death of a fresh graduate of the institution, Felix Agandi, who died barely four days after he defended his undergraduate project.

One of Agandi’s coursemates told our correspondent on the telephone on Friday that he was dropped at his residence by one of his friends at around 10pm on Monday night.

The coursemate stated that the 27-year-old graduate of Mass Communication was an orphan, who struggled to finance his education from his national diploma days to the time he finished his higher national diploma programme.

The deceased’s neighbours were said to have rushed him to a hospital after he was heard suddenly screaming from his sleep but he was reportedly certified dead right inside the car before he arrived hospital on Tuesday morning.

He said, “We are all in a pensive mood in Iree now because of Felix’s death, who screamed from his sleep and died shortly after that.

   ''Felix was a gentle person but jovial. He was humble and hardworking. Despite being an orphan he saw himself through school. His death is an unfortunate one and this week has been one of the saddest ones in recent times in Iree.''

The remains of the Delta State-born student were said to have been buried at Ilesa, Osun State, where he lived with his siblings on the same day.

A lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, Mr. Tope Abiola, who is also the Public Relations Officer of the institution, confirmed the death of Agandi.

He told our correspondent that the management of the school had visited the deceased’s siblings to commiserate with them.


   ''He was a cool and hardworking young man. I learnt that he was an orphan but he was focused and determined but unfortunately death snatched him away. May his soul rest in peace.''

19:26

Crippled Fukushima Reactor Fully Exposed for the First Time Since 2011 Disaster David Icke latest headlines

‘The last cover was removed from the Fukushima-1 Nuclear Plant reactor No. 1, local media reported on November 10. Now all the temporary protective constructions have been demolished, and the reactor is completely exposed for the first time since 2011’s nuclear catastrophe. Demolition works conducted by the plant’s operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) have been ongoing for two years. Today a large crane lifted off a 20-ton cover, the last of the 18 panels installed after the event. The next step is the removal of 392 fuel assemblies from the spent fuel pool and melted nuclear fuel from inside the building, Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun reported.’ Read more: Crippled Fukushima Reactor Fully Exposed for the First Time Since 2011 Disaster

19:23

Canada: Parliament Condemns Free Speech David Icke latest headlines

‘While a motion will have no legal effect unless it is passed as a bill, the symbolic effect of the Canadian parliament unanimously condemning “all forms of Islamophobia,” without making the slightest attempt at defining what is meant by “Islamophobia,” can only be described, at best, as alarming. What exactly are they condemning? Criticism of Islam? Criticism of Muslims? Debating Mohammed? Depicting Mohammed? Discussing whether ISIS is a true manifestation of Islam? Is any Canadian who now writes critically of Islam or disagrees with the petitioners that ISIS “does not reflect in any way the values or the teachings of the religion of Islam” now to be considered an “Islamophobe”?’ Read more: Canada: Parliament Condemns Free Speech

19:22

Burna Boy, Timaya, Aaron Samuel, Elma Godwin, DJ Debby & More Spotted at Grill at the Pent’s “The Big League” Edition "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Big League edition of Sunday’s rooftop day party, Grill at the Pent, was a unique scenario entirely, as it witnessed influential persons from the entertainment industry, football, fashion and more, converge on the penthouse of Mega Plaza, to unwind, and have a good time. As it is a norm to always gift an item or two, […]

19:21

Trump’s Victory Prevented World War 3 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump’s Victory Prevented World War 3 Many European politicians and media pundits were profoundly shocked by Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election. However, according to Willy Wimmer, former Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Defense Ministry, with Hillary Clinton as president, a third world war would have been just around the corner. Donald […]

19:08

Palestinian President Abbas says Arafat was killed, knows who did it David Icke latest headlines

‘Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he knows who was behind the mysterious death of Yasser Arafat, the former leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). “You ask me who killed him, I know, but my testimony alone is not enough,” Abbas said addressing thousands of mourners in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah as they marked 12th anniversary of Arafat’s death. “I do not want to mention names, because these names do not deserve to be remembered,” he said. He did say, however, that an inquiry was seeking to identify Arafat’s killers.’ Read more: Palestinian President Abbas says Arafat was killed, knows who did it

19:07

Backstory: Why Did the US Media Miss the Trump-et Call? Question of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.

US President-elect Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up sign as he walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

US President-elect Donald Trump (L) gives a thumbs up sign as he walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Many aspects of the Trump and Modi electoral victories lend themselves to comparison but on one aspect there couldn’t have been a sharper divergence. While the Modi triumph after the Indian general election of 2014 was more or less anticipated by both pollsters and analysts alike – almost willed to happen by the Indian media well before the fact – Trump’s emergence as the designated 48th president of the US came as a shocker, as underlined in a timely analysis by The Wire (‘Not One Major Poll or Analyst Predicted Trump Defeating Clinton’, November 9). This failure to suss out the popular support he enjoyed does raise some uncomfortable questions about the nature of the establishment media in the US today and their lack of connect with large sections of the population.

Could it be that they were immune to the anxieties that beset white America, especially white male America, as an analysis carried in The Wire three days after the elections seemed to indicate (‘Trump Campaign Reflects GOP’s Older Politics of White Identity, Class and Gender’, November 11)? Could it even be that their repeated attempts to call out this man for the obnoxious, repulsive boor that his words and stances showed him to be made little difference for many voters, and may in fact have contributed to enhancing his appeal? Could it be that his consistent abuse of the mainstream media, his open jibes at reporters and anchors, his calls to his supp...

19:04

Please place your seats in the upright position, fasten your seat belts and remain calm. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

“History offers even more sobering warnings: Armed confrontation usually occurs around the climax of Crisis. If there is confrontation, it is likely to lead to war. This could be any kind of war – class war, sectional war, war against global anarchists or terrorists, or superpower war. If there is war, it is likely to […]

19:04

Poll: Half of America Can’t Afford More Than $100 a Month on Health Insurance David Icke latest headlines

‘More than half of Americans—52.5 percent—say they cannot afford to spend more than $100 a month on health insurance premiums, according to a poll from HealthPocket, a technology company that compares health plans. The group asked survey respondents at the beginning of open enrollment what was the highest monthly premium they could afford to pay for health insurance in 2017.’ Read more: Poll: Half of America Can’t Afford More Than $100 a Month on Health Insurance

19:01

‘Simply doesn’t have right to rule’: French MPs in bid to impeach Hollande David Icke latest headlines

‘Dozens of French politicians have sent a draft resolution calling for the impeachment of President Francois Hollande to the High Court, national media report. The MPs accuse the leader of disclosing confidential information to the press. “A copy of the draft resolution to the High Court was filed [by the members of the National Assembly],” the lower house of the French parliament, according to documents seen by AFP. The High Court is a special jurisdiction responsible for ruling on the impeachment of the president.’ Read more: ‘Simply doesn’t have right to rule’: French MPs in bid to impeach Hollande

19:00

Abandonment of Heart, Love and Connection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



A deep article well worth reading.  I usually take a long perspective and accept that cycles of opinion  sway back and forth over generations.  The contradictions of recent modernity have been costing us in many subtle ways.  These issues are coming to a head and must be washed clean.  i accept that they will be washed away.

In the future abortion will be deeply regulated and arranged marriage supported as a clear adjunct to our social environment.  Doing both right will be particularly challenging.  Many other social issues must also be tackled and that include pedophilia.  Criminalization is hardly working and science has been ignoring it.

It is my opinion that our future society will involve core natural communities in which children are raised and properly matured with effective sexual protocols and marriage systems.  If the base adult is socially and practically consistent, most abnormalities will simply become exceedingly rare.. .
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18:59

NdaniTV, Channels Television, Kansiime Anne, Sarkodie, Mark Angel Comedy & More Emerge Winners in the First Ever YouTube Sub-Saharan Africa Awards "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The first ever YouTube Africa Awards held at the Tin Factory in Joburg last night with performances from Timaya, Vanessa Mdee, Jaye Keyz, Fena_Menal and Hekima Raymond’s Orchestra. It was hosted by South African Youtuber and Video Game Personality, Grant Hinds and Ghanaian Actress from “An African City”, Maame Adjei. Yellow Brick Cinema got a […]

18:58

Protests Are Working! Major Bank Considers Pulling Funds From Dakota Access Pipeline If Violations Continue David Icke latest headlines

‘While election madness reached full tilt in recent days, opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced a quiet victory — Norway’s largest bank, DNB, will consider pulling its hefty investment in the project if concerns from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are not addressed. DNB, EcoWatch reports, has reportedly loaned around $350 million to Energy Transfer Partners for the construction of the pipeline — fully 10 percent of the total cost — but is worried the rights of Native Americans are being trampled in the process. “DNB looks with worry at how the situation around the pipeline in North Dakota has developed,” the financier said in a statement cited by Reuters. “The bank will therefore take initiative and use its position to bring about a more constructive process to find a solution to the conflict.’ Read more: Protests Are Working! Major Bank Considers Pulling Funds From Dakota Access Pipeline If Violations Continue

18:58

Three New Bird Species Discovered in Africa "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A Texas A&M University team has discovered three never before documented bird species, and there could well be more, the team's leader said.

Dr. Gary Voelker, professor and curator of birds in the department of wildlife and fisheries sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station, headed the recent discovery of a trio of similar African birds living in close proximity, but that are different species which share no common genes.

Voelker was lead author on an article published recently in the scientific journal Systematics and Biodiversity discussing that discovery.

"The discovery of these three new species is a good example of the amount of potentially hidden diversity living in Afrotropical forests," Voelker said. "Our evidence runs directly counter to the belief of earlier research that said Afrotropical forests are static places where little evolutionary diversification has occurred.

The Earth still has more secrets it's hiding up its sleeve.


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18:56

VFP UK: ANNUAL PUBLIC CONFERENCE "IndyWatch Feed War"

Creating Enemies: Critical perspectives on the justification of war Date: Saturday, 12 November 2016 Time: 10:00–17:00 Place: William Penn Room, Friends House, 173–177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ 10:00–10:20 – Registration & coffee 10:20–10:30 – Welcome – John Bourton (Chairman VFP UK) 10:30–11:00 – Creating Enemies: A long view from history and archaeology Kathryn Piquette […]

18:51

Obama Quietly Signs Executive Order To Advance Global Vaccination Agenda David Icke latest headlines

‘Last Friday, November 4th, Obama quietly signed an Executive Order titled Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats. It is the policy of the United States to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), which is a multi-faceted, multi-country initiative intended to accelerate partner countries’ measurable capabilities to achieve specific targets to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats (GHSA targets), whether naturally occurring, deliberate, or accidental. So basically, the agenda is to push vaccines and normalize quarantine procedures across nations during outbreaks.’ Read more: Obama Quietly Signs Executive Order To Advance Global Vaccination Agenda

18:51

Gobierno de Venezuela ha construido 1.200.000 viviendas sociales en 5 años "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Un hito histórico se logró este jueves en Venezuela con la entrega de la vivienda 1.200.000 gracias al éxito de

18:47

SAA, Allies Achieve Remarkable Progress in Western Aleppo, enter KHAAN AL-SHAYKH "IndyWatch Feed War"

  Syrian Army, Allies Achieve Remarkable Progress in Western Aleppo November 11, 2016 Syrian army and allies managed on Friday to completely control Manyan town in western Aleppo after fierce clashes with the terrorists. The Syrian army and allies had already advanced in Manyan as confusion prevailed among the terrorists. According to Al-Manar reporter, the […]

18:46

Jonathan Pie: Analysis of the US Presidential Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

An analysis of the US Presidential Election and the roles of the mainstream media and 'progressive Left' from intrepid UK News reporter Jonathan Pie. Warning: contains strong language

18:44

Can President Trump stay clear of neocons in his Cabinet picks? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Will the Deep State undermine Trump’s agenda ?

Can Trump maintain his independence ?

Dr. Ron Paul chimes in…

RT’S Peter Lavelle Interviews Dr. Ron Paul :

With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse of his thinking. Will there be a Trump Doctrine?!

Trump takes aim at the Deep State

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18:43

Large hailstones hit Adelaide, Australia as sudden and severe storm follows 31C heat "IndyWatch Feed National"

The weather system swept south-east on a day when there was only a 40% chance of rain predicted Sudden and severe thunderstorms swept across Adelaide on Friday afternoon, with huge hailstones hitting streets across the city centre. The system swept south-east on a day when there was only a 40% chance of rain predicted. Adelaide experienced 31C heat before the storm broke, bringing wind gusts of more than 90km/h. The Bureau of Meteorology warned wind gusts of more than 125 km/h were possible in the North East Pastoral, Mid North and Riverland areas. Localised flash flooding was reported as some areas received up to 10mm of rain in as many minutes. The bureau said areas that may be particularly affected include Adelaide, Whyalla, Renmark, Mount Gambier, Leigh Creek and Moomba.

18:41

Will the Powers That Be assassinate Donald Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Hopefully violent protesters will start learning to live with people with whom they disagree. Hopefully they are learning that the whole world is watching them acting like monkeys in the streets of America.

18:38

Obama's Parting Gift to Kiev? NATO 'Strategic Advisors' Set Up Shop in Ukraine David Icke latest headlines

‘NATO ‘strategic advisors’ from the US, the UK, Canada and Lithuania arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to reorganize Ukraine’s military to alliance standards. However, Kiev’s acknowledgement that the advisors also “discussed the situation in the east of Ukraine” has observers concerned. Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak met with the advisors on Tuesday. According to a Ministry press release, the meeting was devoted to “proceeding to the practical stage of work” between NATO strategists and the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Poltarok stressed that alliance advice and assistance at all levels was crucial, and that advisors would soon be meeting with the heads of the Defense Ministry reform subcommittees.’ Read more: Obama’s Parting Gift to Kiev? NATO ‘Strategic Advisors’ Set Up Shop in Ukraine

18:36

Check out Vimbai Mutinhiri’s Video celebrating African Beauty with Ruby Gyang & Makeup Artist Anita Brows "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Media personality, producer, and beauty entrepreneur, Vimbai Mutinhiri, is set to host the Genevieve Beauty Awards on Sunday, November 13th. In anticipation of the event, Vimbai has released a beautiful, artistic video in which she speaks about the importance of appreciating and celebrating African Beauty. The video also features Nigerian soul artist, Ruby Gyang, as […]

18:36

Repeating History, an update "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

“The great wars of the present age are the effects of the study of history.” —Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) Remembering the Crusaders: Charles “the Hammer” Martel – The hero of the age. (Excerpt) Charles Martel (c. 688 – 22 October 741; German: Karl Martell) was a Frankish statesman and military leader who, as Duke and Prince of […]

18:31

Clinton campaign blames FBI director for loss to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hillary Clinton’s top advisers blame FBI Director James Comey for the Democrat’s bruising loss to President-elect Donald Trump. Navin Nayak, the head of the Clinton campaign’s opinion research division, sent an email to senior staffers Thursday, outlining “early signals” as to why the candidate lost the November 8 presidential election, POLITICO reported on Friday. “We believe […]

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18:30

Nationwide strikes against Temer ‘the usurper’ grip Brazil David Icke latest headlines

‘Wide-scale protests against harsh social development budget cuts over next 20 years are taking place in Brazil. Meanwhile, former President Dilma Rousseff has promised to produce evidence of interim leader Michel Temer’s corruption. Protests against “the government’s conservative agenda,” namely the Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC 55) introduced to Congress by President Michel Temer, began sweeping the country early Friday morning. Citizens of at least 19 out of 27 Brazilian states and the Federal District participated in the protests.’ Read more: Nationwide strikes against Temer ‘the usurper’ grip Brazil

18:29

¿Por qué arrasó Daniel Ortega en las elecciones de Nicaragua? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Los datos oficiales de los resultados de las Elecciones Generales en Nicaragua no discreparon del pronóstico previo. A diferencia de

18:27

Afghanistan: Three Killed, 13 Wounded in Explosion at NATO Air Base "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Kabul: The Taliban claimed responsibility for an explosion at the NATO air base at Bagram, north of the Afghan capital Kabul, on Saturday which local officials said killed at least three people and wounded 13 others.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission said an explosion occurred just after 5.30 a.m. and that there had been casualties. It said force protection and medical teams were responding but gave no additional information.

Abdul Shokor Qodosi, the district governor of Bagram, said that at least three people were killed and 13 injured in the blast, which he said occurred near a dining facility.

He said the cause of the blast was unclear.

The Taliban’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack in a message on his Twitter account.

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18:24

Impending loss of community garden highlights need to connect "IndyWatch Feed National"

A FRIEND alerted me this morning to the impending sale of public open space at Suffolk Park that reportedly includes a community garden as well as a children's playground.

18:23

Poison David Icke latest headlines

‘Everyone knows that there are psychopaths everywhere including in the fields of medicine and science. The greatest harm psychopaths as a group have engineered on the human race is through poisoning us. They figured out 150 years ago that they could make staggering amounts of money doing so without being caught. They created elaborate plans to get away with murder while living the good life. They created an illusion and so many rationalizations that the problem has escaped most peoples’ attention. Their initial goal of poisoning the human race was accomplished one drop at a time. Now it is a flood. Remembering the story with Ketchup highlights how good poisons can be, how common and innocuous they are in our lives. In the early decades, because the toxic exposures were low, the public did not see the changes in health as they occurred. Now chronic disease and cancer is all over us demonstrating how contaminated we are with chemicals, heavy metals and radiation.’ Read more: Poison

18:22

Paro nacional en Brasil contra medidas neoliberales de Temer "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Miles de brasileños salieron este viernes a las calles en al menos 15 estados y el Distrito Federal para protestar

18:21

BN TV: Learn how to cook Bukie’s Ogbono Soup in 60 Seconds "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bukie is back with a new video! She says: “A couple of weeks back I kicked off a new series on my YouTube channel called the InstaRecipe series. After reading from and interacting with a handful of my fans on my channel, the inspiration for this came from a need to create what I call […]

18:20

One Of The Most Undervalued Storable Survival Foods David Icke latest headlines

‘Preparedness is more than a method of planning, it is a lifestyle. Long-term survival strategies are most effective when they are incorporated into one’s daily life. Anybody who seeks to be prepared for the future should be prepared to live out their plans in the present, even if the only purpose is to understand the efficacy of their plans. Food preparedness stands paramount as the most fundamental element of any long-term survival plan, and it is important that your preparations for long-term food storage are efficacious and simple.’ Read more: One Of The Most Undervalued Storable Survival Foods

18:17

GM Mustard In India: 'Fudged Data,' 'Unremitting Fraud' And 'Monumentally Bogus' David Icke latest headlines

‘The case of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India has reached the Supreme Court. The government has said it will bow to the court’s eventual ruling. That ruling could green-light GM mustard as first commercial GM food crop. If this goes ahead, there will be wide-ranging implications for Indian food and agriculture. Environmentalist Aruna Rodrigues has petitioned India’s Supreme Court, seeking a moratorium on the release of any genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the environment pending a comprehensive, transparent and rigorous biosafety protocol in the public domain conducted by agencies of independent expert bodies, the results of which are made public.’ Read more: GM Mustard In India: ‘Fudged Data,’ ‘Unremitting Fraud’ And ‘Monumentally Bogus’

18:16

There’s a New Series to watch out for! Catch up on Episodes 1 & 2 of “5IVE” starring Udoka Oyeka, Ini Dima-Okojie & More "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Selhurst Media Entertainment, Anchor Digital Media in association with Fountain Pictures presents a new drama series “5IVE”. 5ive, which was written by Michael Osuji, Tosyn Bucknor and Jovi Babs, is about Kelvin Ebube, who moved away six years ago to start a new life in a Liberia. He had an opportunity to make something of himself […]

18:13

Why Donald Trump Won: What The Numbers Tell Us (And It’s Probably Not What You Think) "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Republican candidate managed to drag across blue collar voters, and Clinton won less votes from women than Obama did in 2012. Michael Brull crunches the numbers on an election that has already changed the world.

The victory of Donald Trump is catastrophic. Four years of a President who thinks climate change is a hoax. That he also wants to cut taxes and regulations on the super-rich may well mean that the planet will be cooked. Perhaps climate catastrophe will be averted by nuclear war; a risk which is impossible to gauge under Trump.

Everyone on the planet should feel anxious about Trump’s victory: this may be the end of all of us.

There is very little dispute on the Left about the awfulness of Trump’s victory. The area of dispute mostly comes from the centre-left, who have reacted with bewilderment. How on earth could they elect Trump?

It is that question which I think it is important that we face honestly and squarely.

In my previous analysis, I argued that crucial factors of Trump’s win included anti-establishment sentiment, declining support for the Democrats, and the class grievances of working class white workers in the Rust Belt.

Since then, more information on Trump’s victory has come out. I think it makes clear that these trends were crucial to Trump’s win.

 

Sick of the establishment

Exit polls of voters in a way present their own bias. They reflect the views of Americans who thought that voting was actually worthwhile, as opposed to those who were too disillusioned or disinterested to think it worth voting for either candidate.

With that bias in mind, consider the exit poll of 10,000 voters by Reuters/Ipsos. Of those who voted, 72 per cent agree “the American economy is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful”. 68 per cent agreed that “traditional parties and politicians don’t care about people like me”. 76 per cent agreed that “the mainstream media is more interested in making money than telling the truth”. And 75 per cent thought that “America needs a strong leader to take the country back from the rich and powerful”.

Now consider New York Times polling on voters.

When asked about the most important candidate quality, 83 per cent of Trump voters thought Trump could “bring needed change”. Only 14 per cent said Clinton was that candidate. When it came to who “Has the right experience”, 90 per cent said Clinton.

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18:10

366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Take one man celebrating his 80th, add family, friends, fine food and wine, mix in Oamaru Loan and Merc building and you have a recipe for a very enjoyable afternoon.

It was a very real pleasure to be part of the celebrations, catch up with old friends and meet some I’d not met before.

Today I’m grateful for an afternoon of  festivity, friendship and fun.

 


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18:09

Failing medical, health, food and environmental systems expected to cause 60% hike in cancer deaths of women by 2030 David Icke latest headlines

‘The bureaucratic masterminds who inhabit positions of power – many of whom are Ivy League-educated people who anointed themselves as masters of our universe – have made a mess out of things, without a doubt. The world’s medical/health, food and environmental systems are all failing, and the evidence of this is all around us. Though humankind is supposedly at our most technologically advanced point in the history of the world when it comes to medical technology, CNN recently reported a startling statistic: By 2030, the number of women dying of cancer around the world will rise to roughly the population of Denmark – 5.5 million. That is a nearly 60 percent increase from cancer deaths in 2012, when 3.5 million women succumbed to the disease. The question is: why?’ Read more: Failing medical, health, food and environmental systems expected to cause 60% hike in cancer deaths of women by 2030

18:08

Lilian Afegbai celebrates her Birthday with New Photos "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Actress and former Big Brother Africa housemate Lilian Afegbai is celebrating her birthday and she took some lovely new photos to celebrate. See the photos below.

18:06

America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is ... Lab testing for glyphosate about to go 'viral' David Icke latest headlines

‘Most people believe that if they eat some vegetables here and there, and lay off the junk food most of the time, that their weight, health, heart and mind will be just fine. Maybe so 50 or 60 years ago, but not anymore. Our grandparents’ and great grandparents’ food wasn’t doused with chemical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and other forms of pesticide that cause cancer, depression, central nervous system disorders, anxiety and dementia. Today, most grains and sugarcane get sprayed with disturbing amounts of glyphosate herbicide just before they are harvested and processed into the silos, because it dries them out and saves some production losses. Yet, glyphosate is one of the most deadly toxins to animals, including humans, and that’s been proven in lab testing time and time again.’ Read more: America is about to realize just how poisoned conventional food really is … Lab testing for glyphosate about to go ‘viral’

18:05

The Wire’s Coverage of the Trump Win "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

From how Donald Trump got elected to what his presidency means for India, we bring a series of articles that analyse what happened and predict what is to come.

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump is flanked by members of his family as he addresses supporters at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump is flanked by members of his family as he addresses supporters at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Lies on Facebook trumped real journalism in this election and the problem will get worse

American political discourse in 2016 seems to have run on two self-contained, never-overlapping sets of information. Joshua Benton

We have been there, American friends, and this is how it turns out

Some of your friends and relatives would have supported Donald Trump all along but never made it explicit. That may now change. Mahesh Rao

What lies ahead for India-US ties under President Trump

The five main areas for India to look out for in the new administration. Devirupa Mitra

A Trump presidency will be a blow to India on many counts

Indian business leaders are concerned that the rabble-rousing business tycoon’s tough trade beliefs and xenophobia could negatively impact the country. Uttara Choudhury

What Donald Tr...

18:04

New Writings from Prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Chicago Anarchist Black Cross (ABC)

New writings from Bro. Khalfani Malik Khaldun on his experience in the Indiana DOC during the prison strike, Black Lives Matter, and the Free Indiana Movement (FAM).

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18:04

EFCC Docks Bank Employee & His Accomplice over Alleged Illegal Transfer of $1 Million "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arraigned Sada Adamu and Babatunde Faro, a bank employee at the Federal High Court Maitama in Abuja over charges of money laundering, false declaration of assets and fraud to the tune of $1 million. One of the counts read: That you, Sada Adamu, on or about the […]

18:04

Anti-Trump Protesters Take to Streets for Third Night "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Hundreds of people protesting the election of Donald Trump took to the streets in cities across the country for a third straight night on Friday, as police bolstered their forces in the wake of rioting in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles.

18:04

Facebook Bug Declares Millions of Users Dead, Including Zuckerberg! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last night, Facebook declared everyone dead, including the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg, in a massive memorial 'remembering' profile glitch. Well, that's awkward. Despite being very much alive, Facebook users, when logged on to their accounts on Friday afternoon, found their accounts turned to a "memorialized account," strongly suggesting that they are dead to everyone who visits their

18:02

Thousands of 'organic' beauty products found to contain banned chemicals David Icke latest headlines

‘As your body’s biggest organ, your skin is covered with thousands of pores, all of which should be thought of as entry points to your body. When you consider the fact that your skin is like a sponge that absorbs everything you put on it, you will quickly realize that being cognizant of everything you put on your skin is every bit as important as paying attention to the ingredients in the food that you eat.’ Read more: Thousands of ‘organic’ beauty products found to contain banned chemicals

18:02

Henningsen: ‘US Anti-Trump Protests Similar to Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21st Century Wire says…
Organized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election.
On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said:
“If Trump wins, expect the likes of Soros and MoveOn.org to unleash wave after wave of flash mobs, who will protest, riot, smash and burn their way on to CNN’s 24 hour news rotation. Expect Occupy 2.0, and #BlackLivesMatter to rage.”
On Friday, Henningsen talked to RT International about

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At least 1mn of Obama-approved immigrants still risk deportation under Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Over 1.3 million young immigrants, who have signed up for President Barack Obama’s deportation relief program may be still at risk of being forced out should President-elect Donald Trump keep his promise to get rid of existing immigrant-friendly policy. It has been over four years since the so-called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was […]

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18:00

BN TV: Bella shares her Personal Experience Dealing with Anxiety and Depression on ‘The Brown Diaries’ | Watch "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Bella of Brownie Bits, is sharing a very personal story on her The Brown Diaries vlog, about her experience dealing with anxiety and depression while in university and having to take a gap year to get treatment for her symptoms. She’s sharing this story to help someone out there, who might be going through the […]

18:00

Today’s Trivia "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Welcome to Daily Trivia. A man spent 5 months in prison – unaware that his bail was $4.00 (Source)    In 1944 the USSR began a massive air attack on the city to force Finland to leave the war. Finns used fires and searchlights to trick Soviet bombers into dropping bombs outside the city. Russian diplomats […]

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17:59

Más de la mitad de los jóvenes españoles no llega a ‘mileurista’ "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El 52,8% de los asalariados de 16 a 24 años ganó menos de 979,5 euros brutos al mes en 2015,

17:59

Facebook is declaring people prematurely dead David Icke latest headlines

‘People are being told they’re dead on Facebook after a bug managed to modify user profiles, including that of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Despite being very much alive, users found their accounts switched to a “memoralized account,” reserved for the deceased, with the word “remembering” posted beside their name.’ Read more: Facebook is declaring people prematurely dead

17:56

“Hopefully Fran accepts my proposition to end this marriage now as I cannot continue this way” – Nollywood Producer Yomi Fabiyi makes a decision to Divorce his Wife on Social Media "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Yesterday Nollywood producer Yomi Fabiyi went on social media to share with his fans that he had made a decision to divorce his wife. Yomi and his wife Fran got married a couple of years ago and they are close to celebrating their 4th year anniversary. Explaining things to his Instagram followers, he wrote: It’s […]

17:53

Butt-Hurt Crying Hillary Voters Compilation "IndyWatch Feed War"

November 10, 2016 Filed under: Clinton, Democracy, Elections, Obama, Trump, USA

17:50

Dakota Access Pipeline Work Stopped As Water Protectors Storm Site; 30+ Arrested "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Unicorn Riot

Early Friday morning, a group of water protectors left the main Oceti Sakowin encampment and drove in a caravan to a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site on Highway 6 south of Mandan.

This site was the location of a previous lockdown action which stopped pipeline work for six hours on August 31. Construction was thought to have been completed at this site, as no machines had been active in the area for weeks. However, the morning of November 11, DAPL crews were again working at the site, which was quickly noticed by water protectors who arrived to stop them.

Some DAPL private security and a few Sheriff’s vehicles were present early on, observing the demonstration and talking amongst themselves.

A group of those who had gathered on the side of the road decided to hold a prayer walk onto the easement to join those who had already gathered around, on top of, and inside DAPL construction machines.

With the majority of North Dakota military and police forces deployed in the militarized zone around the former Oceti Sakowin 1851 treaty camp, law enforcement did not arrive in numbers until about an hour later. Unicorn Riot reporters witnessed two arrests as police pushed people to clear the area next to Highway 6.

As the police pushed the crowd south on Highway 6, it became apparent that the air had been let out of the tires on several sheriff and police vehicles.

Later in the afternoon, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook that 33 people had been arrested. They also posted an image that suggests construction equipment had been damaged during the day’s events.

As these events were unfolding on the ground in North Dakota, news emerged that inside sources had tipped off reporters at Politico that the Obama administration will likely approve the final remaining easement permits for DAPL to drill under the Missouri River within the next few days, possibly as early as Monday. The Obama administration denied these claims, saying “the process is ongoing and no decisions have been made.

The anti-DAPL action coalition Mississippi Stand has repeatedly halted pipeline construction in Iowa in recent weeks. Around 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, several individuals climbed inside a section of pipeline at a DAPL site in Iowa a...

17:50

Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg David Icke latest headlines

‘Something is in the air in Jerusalem and if Israel has its way it soon won’t be; the Muslim call to prayer – the adhaan – is under threat. The state which is built upon the ethnic cleansing of the majority of the indigenous Palestinian people is inching its way towards banning the call for prayer, which was probably first heard in Jerusalem in 637 AD. That was the year in which Caliph Umar Ibn Al-Khattab travelled to Palestine to accept its surrender from Patriach Sophronius, bringing a six-month siege of the Holy City to a peaceful end.’ Read more: Israel’s ban on the Muslim call to prayer in Jerusalem is the tip of the iceberg

17:50

Recession has been Growing for 3 years – Babatunde Fashola "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing said on Friday night that the prescription for recession in Nigeria had been in place for more than three years. Fashola, accompanied by the minister of state in the ministry, Mustapha Shehuri, and its top officials, spoke at a media briefing to commemorate his first year […]

17:47

How South Asian Media Reported Trump’s Election Victory "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Reportage from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh.

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The Western media has been full of stories about US president-elect Donald Trump’s victory – from reports on his unorthodox campaign and analyses of what happened to disbelief on the results that hardly anyone predicted.

But how did the South Asian media report on the victory of a candidate with a contentious foreign policy?

Afghanistan

Tolonews published an article on Thursday titled ‘Question Remains Over What Trump’s Afghan Policy Will Be’. Trump’s victory raised questions, the article said, because Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was reportedly closer to Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. With her loss, the future of Afghan-US relations remained unclear.

“Some reports indicate that Afghan president Ashraf Ghani had closer ties with the democrats rather than the republicans and even Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta was lobbying to further promote relations between Ghani and the American officials.

The reports say that Ghani was paying $50,000 USD per month to Podesta’s firm.

An article published on the New York Times last year says that Ghani had assigned the Podesta Group to lobby for Afghanistan in the United States.

…But with Trump’s entry in the White House, it is uncertain that these lobbying could continue for Afghanistan in US.”

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a statement after Trump’s victory, reported Khaama Press. Karzai has often expressed his distrust of the US government’s interventions in Afghanistan. While congratulating Trump, he said: “With respect to the will of the American people for bring political changes, the Afghan people hope that the approach of the country towards the Afghan people and fight against terrorism will change based on the realities and coordination with the demand of the Afghan people.” He also added that Afghan people expected that US interv...

17:47

Yemenis Wrest Control of Several Villages in Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Tasnim) – Yemen’s army forces and allied fighters from Popular Committees seized several villages in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border province of Jizan amid Riyadh’s relentless military aggression against Yemen.

On Thursday, Yemeni forces gained control over the al-Qarn and Dafinah villages in al-Khobe district, located 967 kilometers (601 miles) southwest of Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, following fierce exchanges of gunfire with Saudi troops there, a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, the official Saba news agency reported.

They also managed to wrest control over a number of villages located in eastern parts of al-Bahtit military base.

During the clashes, tens of Saudi soldiers were killed or injured and six of their armored vehicles, including two Abrams tanks, destroyed, the source said.

Map of Yemen Image Source: Central Intelligence Agency

Map of Yemen
Image Source: Central Intelligence Agency

The Yemeni troops also succeeded in seizing control of strategic al-Khobe road in Jizan, blocking roads connecting Qaem Zobayd district to al-Abadiya area.

The attack came in response to the continued aggression by Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies against Yemen, which started in March 2015.

The Saudi-led coalition has been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in the past year and a half in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

Nearly 10,000 Yemenis, including 4,000 women and children, have lost their lives in the deadly military campaign.

17:47

Henningsen: ‘US Anti-Trump Protests Similar to Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says…

Organized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election. 

On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said:

“If Trump wins, expect the likes of Soros and MoveOn.org to unleash wave after wave of flash mobs, who will protest, riot, smash and burn their way on to CNN’s 24 hour news rotation. Expect Occupy 2.0, and #BlackLivesMatter to rage.” 

On Friday, Henningsen talked to RT International about the post-elections protests that were coordinated in part by Democratic Party ‘community organizing’ online platform MoveOn.org. Watch:


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Not surprisingly, MoveOn.org have also launched a national ‘activist’ campaign to “Abolish the Electoral College” after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton came up short with 232 (including New Hampshire) to Donald Trump’s 306 (including Arizona and Michigan). Final totals are not yet in, but thus far 2016 would be the fifth time in U.S. history that a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the total popular vote.

21WIRE Associate Editor Shawn Helton recently revealed more details about how the near exact same methods used in CIA and Soros-funded ‘color revolutions’ overseas – are now being deployed on US domestic shores by similar NGO front organizations:  has been the driving force behind nationwide protests against the election of Donald Trump.

“Overseas, Washington tends to use the same cast of NGO fronts to build-up pro-US political opposition groups, as well as plan and generate civil unrest. They include the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), In...

Henningsen: ‘US Anti-Trump Protests Similar to Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

By 21wire

21st Century Wire says…

Organized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election.

On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said:

“If Trump wins, expect the likes of Soros and MoveOn.org to unleash wave after wave of flash mobs, who will protest, riot, smash and burn their way on to CNN’s 24 hour news rotation. Expect Occupy 2.0, and #BlackLivesMatter to rage.”

On Friday, Henningsen talked to RT International about the post-elections protests that were coordinated in part by Democratic Party ‘community organizing’ online platform MoveOn.org. Watch:


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Not surprisingly, MoveOn.org have also launched a national ‘activist’ campaign to “Abolish the Electoral College” after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton came up short with 232 (including New Hampshire) to Donald Trump’s 306 (including Arizona and Michigan). Final totals are not yet in, but thus far 2016 would be the fifth time in U.S. history that a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the total popular vote.

21WIRE Associate Editor Shawn Helton recently reve...

Henningsen: ‘US Anti-Trump Protests Same as Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

By 21wire

21st Century Wire says…

Orgnaized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election.

On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said:

“If Trump wins, expect the likes of Soros and MoveOn.org to unleash wave after wave of flash mobs, who will protest, riot, smash and burn their way on to CNN’s 24 hour news rotation. Expect Occupy 2.0, and #BlackLivesMatter to rage.”

On Friday, Henningsen talked to RT International about the post-elections protests that were coordinated in part by Democratic Party ‘community organizing’ online platform MoveOn.org. Watch:


.
Not surprisingly, MoveOn.org have also launched a national ‘activist’ campaign to “Abolish the Electoral College” after Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton came up short with 232 (including New Hampshire) to Donald Trump’s 306 (including Arizona and Michigan). Final totals are not yet in, but thus far 2016 would be the fifth time in U.S. history that a presidential candidate has won the White House while losing the total popular vote.

21WIRE Associate Editor Shawn Helton recently revealed m...

17:47

6-Year-Old Girl Handcuffed And Detained For Bringing Piece Of Dessert To School With Lunch "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A 6-year-old Chicago girl was handcuffed underneath the stairs in her school by a security guard who said he was teaching her “a f—ing lesson,” according to a lawsuit. A security guard at Fernwood Elementary School allegedley punished Madisyn Wordlow by  Full Article »

17:47

This Could Be Our 1989 "IndyWatch Feed World"

(FEE) – You might think that the greatest political, cultural, economic shock of our lifetimes, right here in the USA, would unleash a torrent of salient and incisive commentary. There’s been some good, some confused, some angry. But mostly what I’ve seen is a kind of mouth-open shocked.

What was once regarded as expertise lies in ruins.Here’s the problem: all the experts were wrong. I’m in the same boat as almost everyone else. We followed the cues we had – polls, betting odds, our own intuitions – but they were all misleading, and everyone underestimated the vulnerability of the status quo. Admitting this takes humility – vast oceans of it. It challenges us to throw away what we thought we knew and consider a new way of thinking.

Trump triumphed over every bit of conventional and establishment wisdom on the whole of planet earth. What was once regarded as expertise lies in ruins. Not even the people with skin in the game, those betting on the outcome, came close to being right. It’s the greatest smashing of a paradigm – a devastating crush of not only opinions but every existing establishment left, right, and center – I can imagine happening in real time.

And perhaps this is just the beginning. There could be more exciting times to come.

A Paradigm Ends

Most of us have spent the last several days just trying to get reoriented. Just last week, speaking in two states that swung the election, I spoke about a coming meltdown of the old days and the emergence of something new, hopefully a new freedom. I’ve written for several years that the old ways of politics are dying and the institutions it gave rise to are dying as well.

The institutions of government we know were built for a world that is rapidly fading away. Here’s the problem in brief. The institutions of government we know all too well were built for a world that is rapidly fading away. Their systems no longer work. And they are too costly. In times when people are watching every dollar, bargain hunting on every website, government looks ever more like a ripoff. As a result, there is an increasing disconnect between our lives and the regime under which we live.

Such a situation is not sustainable for the long term. Government is powerful, but not powerful enough to bend reality to its wishes.

The only analogy that really comes to mind is the collapse...

17:44

Villagers Shocked By What Was Inside Captured Snake "IndyWatch Feed World"

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A giant, swollen snake was captured and killed in Nigeria because it was suspected of eating a calf and killing livestock around the area. The snake was almost 1 foot  Full Article »

17:43

George Soros Sued For $550 Million By Dead Cop’s Father "IndyWatch Feed World"

The father of a Dallas policeman killed during a Black Lives Matter protest is sueing the activist organization and their financier George Soros for $550 million in damages. The father of Patrick Zamarripa filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Dallas on Monday against George Soros, Black Lives Matter and other groups for allegedly “inciting a war on police” that led to the death of his son. “While Defendant Black Lives Matter claims to combat anti-black racism,” the lawsuit said, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, “the movement has in fact incited and committed further violence, severe bodily injury and death against police officers of all races and ethnicities, Jews, and Caucasians. Defendant Black Lives Matter is in fact a violent and revolutionary criminal gang.” Dallas police officer Patrick Zamarripa, 32, was on patrol July 7 this year when hundreds of people marched through downtown Dallas. Toward the end of the march, a sniper, Micah Johnson opened fire, ambushing the crowd and killing five police officers – four from the Dallas Police Department, including Zamarripa. The lawsuit lists leading activists involved in organizing the protests, including George Soros, Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black PantherS, Louis Farrakhan, leader of [...]

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17:41

Kirkus Reviews praises *The Complacent Class* "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

An influential economist seeks to persuade readers that American citizens have gotten overly complacent, that a crisis point is near, and that a widespread rebellion may alter the existing order.

…In conclusion, Cowen describes how a dynamic society should look and feel, and then he shifts his pessimism about the present to a sort of ersatz optimism about the future, when current structures collapse and chaos improves American democracy.

Here is the full review.  And just one point: I know many of you claim I have not predicted much of current goings-on.  It is true I did not expect Trump to win, but you will find many other predictions in this book, most of which are looking pretty good as of today.  Typically if I am writing material into a book I do not blog it, so that the material will be fresh to all of my readers.  If you order The Complacent Class, you will find very little of it already has shown up on MR, the chapter on productivity excepted.  You could say the better the book, the more you will find a few significant gaps on this blog.  Sorry!

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17:40

Campesinos mexicanos se manifiestan contra recortes presupuestarios en 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Integrantes del Movimiento Social por la Tierra volvieron a manifestarse este viernes en la Ciudad de México para exigir que

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Photo Of Man’s Gravestone Is Going Viral, Causing Many Young People To Scratch Their Head "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Acronyms are all the rage these days. In fact, so much so that tweens and teens can practically have full-blown conversations using acronyms only. The influx of the many symbolic  Full Article »

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A few words of caution "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

For the sake of mankind, I hope the 21st century will be known as the Failure of Government.  Governments everywhere must be downsized if not completely dismantled and eliminated. Whether government is eliminated completely or put back into a box (and a very small one at that) is not worth speculating on.  The point is […]

17:39

Robotic sentinels defend strategic missile site from saboteurs in Russian military trials David Icke latest headlines

‘A unique unmanned robotic guardian has successfully passed Russian military trials. The system was developed to boost the security of stationary military sites and is set to be deployed to guard the underground silos of the Strategic Missile Forces (SMF). “A state-of-the-art robotized guarding system for SMF stationary facilities has passed military tests in the Kozelsk Missile Formation [Kaluga Region, south of Moscow],” the Defense Ministry reported.’ Read more: Robotic sentinels defend strategic missile site from saboteurs in Russian military trials

17:37

Newsletter: Time For Boldness, Clarity & Assertiveness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. In this moment, the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice needs be bold, clear and assertive in putting forth an agenda that will serve the economically dispossessed, those under attack by militarized police, immigrants facing detentions and deportations and demonstrate policies that ensure economic security. Where Trump is right, as in detente with Russia, the movement will support him against the neocons and humanitarian war supporters; and we will push him further for an end to war as the primary tool of foreign policy. Both parties are confronting major fissures, leadership challenges and questions about where they go from here. Their confused leadership provides an opportunity for the popular movement to fill the leadership void with policies that put people, planet and peace over profit.

17:36

America Might Not Deserve Trump, But Dems and Hillary Deserved To Lose "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Bruce A. Dixon Global Research, November 11, 2016 Black Agenda Report 11 November 2016 President Donald Trump? How did such a thing happen? A competent and purposeful Clinton campaign should have beaten Donald Trump. How did Hillary Clinton and one-percenter Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory? It’s over. The crotch-grabbing racist […]

17:35

Yemeni troops and allies capture Saudi military base in Asir David Icke latest headlines

‘Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from Popular Committees, have taken full control of a military base in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Asir in retaliation for the Saudi regime’s atrocious aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen. The media bureau of the operations command in Yemen released footage on Friday afternoon showing Yemeni troopers and allied forces inspecting the hulks of damaged military vehicles at al-Nimsa base after several Saudi soldiers were killed during heavy fighting and the rest ran away. A Yemeni fighter then shows untouched tactical vests, ammunition belts for a portable machine gun, hand grenades and rocket-propelled grenades that Saudi military forces had left behind in the wake of the Yemeni forces’ advance.’ Read more: Yemeni troops and allies capture Saudi military base in Asir

17:34

UFO Caught Following Trump During His Campaign Trail "IndyWatch Feed World"

A UFO was filmed following President elect Donald Trump during one of his campaigns, hovering close to his helicopter as it flew over Iowa.  A citizen managed to capture the unidentified flying object and then reported the UFO sighting to the US national UFO database. Express.co.uk reports: The witness, who has reported it to a US national UFO database, said: “Donald Trump was at the Iowa State Fair giving kids a ride in his helicopter. “We were walking down the street to the fair. Donald Trump’s helicopter was flying overhead so I got my phone out and snapped a picture. “Later on that day when I was sitting in the shade I got my phone out to see how my picture had come out. That’s when I noticed the object in the photo.” The Iowa Mutual UFO Network, which records such sightings, branch is said to be is investigating. MUFON spokesman Roger Marsh said: “The object could be any number of things from a second helicopter to a bird. “Photo analysis should be able to pinpoint exactly what the object is.”

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17:34

Filipinas pone fecha para la salida de tropas estadounidenses "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Filipinas retirará todo el contingente militar estadounidense para 2022, año en que expira el mandato del actual presidente filipino, Rodrigo

17:33

Glenn Greenwald on Who’s to Blame for Trump’s Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

  The liberal class bears responsibility for the phenomena that created Donald Trump. (Evan Vucci / AP)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald has called out the Democratic Party and the elite class of the U.S. to reassess their role in the world’s changing political climate.

Many were shocked in June, when the U.K. voted for Brexit, but the U.S. didn’t seem to learn any kind of lesson. Pundits, politicians and mainstream media alike assumed that a Trump presidency would not actually happen.

As WikiLeaks documents showed, the Clinton camp and the Democratic National Committee and their mainstream-media friends (including organizations such as CNN) helped legitimize Donald Trump. Dubbed the “Pied Piper candidate,” he was part of the Clinton strategy to force the Republican Party to become ever more extreme.

By March, Trump had received $2 billion worth of free media exposure. Greenwald points out that in recent times, there has been a complete destruction of economic welfare for hundreds of millions of people, yet politicians, pundits and top business executives have engorged themselves with unparalleled levels of wealth from globalism, trade deals, Wall Street and war.

The response of the Democratic Party and media institutions such as MSNBC (which on Tuesday night repeated multiple times that third-party candidates were taking away votes from Hillary Clinton) is denial. Greenwald writes

… Democrats have already begun flailing around trying to blame anyone and everyone they can find — everyone except themselves — for last night’s crushing defeat of their party.

You know the drearily predictable list of their scapegoats: Russia, WikiLeaks, James Comey, Jill Stein, Bernie Bros, The Media, news outlets (including, perhaps especially, The Intercept) that sinned by reporting negatively on Hillary Clinton. Anyone who thinks that what happened last night in places like Ohio, Pennsy...

17:32

‘COLOR REV’ AGIT PROP: George Soros MoveOn Agitators March on America – as Billionaire Instigator Sued "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shawn Helton21st Century Wire
Anti-Trump street protests linked to the Soros’ funded organization MoveOn.org have cascaded across the nation for the third day following the 2016 presidential election result.
Mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC have given the protests around-the-clock media coverage, drowning out all other news stories, including a successful transition meeting between the President Elect and President Barack Obama.
‘OUTSIDER VS. INSIDER’ – Manufactured social unrest incited after announcement of Trump presidency. (Photo Illustration 21WIRE’s Shawn Helton)
The Free Thought Project weighed in on the new developments concerning a series of centrally coordinated anti-Trump protests organized in part by by the

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Video: LIVE: Rally against President Park in South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tens of thousands are participating in a rally calling on President Park Geun-hye to stand down. She is facing an investigation into whether a mysterious … Via Youtube

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17:31

Blast rocks US base in Afghanistan's Bagram David Icke latest headlines

‘An explosion at the largest US airbase in Afghanistan’s Bagram claimed by the Taliban has caused a number of casualties, officials say. “We can confirm that there was an explosion at Bagram Airfield this morning just after 5:30 am (0100 GMT). There have been casualties. Our force protection and medical teams are responding to the situation,” a short military statement said on Saturday. The governor of Bagram said at least three people were killed and 13 injured in the blast, which occurred near a dining facility.’ Read more: Blast rocks US base in Afghanistan’s Bagram

17:30

Egypt wins approval for $12bn IMF loan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year $12bn (€11bn) loan for Egypt to help the country out of its deep economic crisis. Egypt will receive $2.75bn immediately, with the rest subject to its economic performance and further reforms. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the bailout would “address longstanding challenges”. Egypt’s President Abdul […]

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17:27

The Status of Linux Kernel Hardening "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

At the 2015 Kernel Summit, Kees Cook said, he talked mostly about the things that the community could be doing to improve the security of the kernel. In 2016, instead, he was there to talk about what had actually been done. Kernel hardening, he reminded the group, is not about access control or fixing bugs. Instead, it is about the kernel protecting itself, eliminating classes of exploits, and reducing its attack surface. There is still a lot to be done in this area, but the picture is better than it was one year ago.

One area of progress is in the integration of GCC plugins into the build system. The plugins in the kernel now are mostly examples, but there will be more interesting ones coming in the future. Plugins are currently supported for the x86, arm, and arm64 architectures; he would like to see that list grow, but he needs help from the architecture maintainers to validate the changes. Plugins are also not yet used for routine kernel compile testing, since it is hard to get the relevant sites to install the needed dependencies.

Linus asked how much plugins would slow the kernel build process; linux-next maintainer Stephen Rothwell also expressed interest in that question, noting that "some of us do compiles all day." Kees responded that there hadn't been a lot of benchmarking done, but that the cost was "not negligible." It is, though, an important part of protecting the kernel.


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17:26

Saudi Arabia admits owing billions of dollars to contractors over oil slump David Icke latest headlines

‘The Saudi Arabian finance minister has admitted billions of dollars are owed to private construction firms and foreign workers following the fall in oil revenue. Workers have been struggling for months without pay. The kingdom has already paid off 70,000 redundant laborers, but tens of thousands remain stranded and unpaid. It has also suspended new contracts. The Council on Economic Affairs and Development (CEDA) does not expect all the workers to be paid off until the end of the year.“I don’t recall the exact amount now, but its billions of dollars,” said the new Finance Minister Mohammed Aljadaan, according to the Guardian.’ Read more: Saudi Arabia admits owing billions of dollars to contractors over oil slump

17:24

Consulate attack won't alter Berlin's attitude toward assisting Afghanistan: Official David Icke latest headlines

‘Germany has said a recent attack on its consulate in Afghanistan will not alter the necessity of Berlin’s commitment to extending “assistance” to the war-tattered country. “I cannot imagine that the events of last night will lead to a fundamental change in Germany’s thinking or that of the global community on the need for continued assistance for Afghanistan,” Martin Schaefer, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry, said on Friday. Schaefer said efforts by Germany and other countries had helped make the lives of Afghans better over the past years.’ Read more: Consulate attack won’t alter Berlin’s attitude toward assisting Afghanistan: Official

17:21

UN warns about looming threat of 'genocide' in South Sudan David Icke latest headlines

‘A United Nations expert has warned that South Sudan’s festering civil war could spiral into “genocide.” There is a “strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines with the potential for genocide,” Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, said on Friday. Dieng, who was speaking at a press conference in the capital Juba, cited recent examples of ethnically targeted rape, civilians being killed with machetes, and villages being burned to the ground.’ Read more: UN warns about looming threat of ‘genocide’ in South Sudan

17:19

Amnesty calls on Spanish king to block sale of warships to Saudi David Icke latest headlines

‘Amnesty International has called on Spain’s King Felipe VI to prevent the possible sale of several warships to Saudi Arabia, warning that the Arab kingdom could use them to commit “serious violations of international humanitarian law” against the Yemeni people. “They (Saudis) are bombing hospitals, public schools, health centers, among other infrastructure full of people,” the UK-based rights group’s director for Spain, Esteban Beltran, said in a video posted on Twitter on Friday, a day before the Spanish king’s first state visit to the oil-rich kingdom. Beltran also called on the Spanish king to use his influence on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who came to power in January last year after the death of his half-brother Abdullah, to stop the kingdom’s 20-month-long “air attacks on civilians in Yemen.”’ Read more: Amnesty calls on Spanish king to block sale of warships to Saudi

17:15

EU Sourgraping, ASEAN Members are Singing Amidst Trump Emergence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Times are changing. While some of the Western leaderships from both sides of the Atlantic are still shocked and still have to come to terms with the fact that an “unfriendly” Trump is coming to the White House, the leaderships in the ASEAN countries are singing about it, literally. “On Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s two-day … Continue reading EU Sourgraping, ASEAN Members are Singing Amidst Trump Emergence

17:14

Venezuelan government and opposition resume tense talks to resolve crisis David Icke latest headlines

‘The Venezuelan government and its opposition rivals have resumed tense, Vatican-backed talks to resolve the stalemate over dealing with the country’s economic crisis and food shortages. The discussions on Friday, mediated by the Vatican envoy, Monsignor Claudio Maria Celli, and Spain’s former premier, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, is expected to determine whether the rival sides will sustain their delicate dialogue or political hostilities will resume in the oil-rich Latin American country. The development came as President Nicolas Maduro announced prior to the talks that he had done his best to reach a settlement with opposition leaders, who have sought to oust him from power for months.’ Read more: Venezuelan government and opposition resume tense talks to resolve crisis

17:13

Trump likes Obamacare pillars ‘very much’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he is open to leaving intact key parts of President Barack Obama’s healthcare bill. Trump, who has pledged to repeal the 2010 law, said he will keep the ban on insurers denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. He told the ‘Wall Street Journal’ that he also favoured allowing young adults […]

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17:08

UN: IS hung 40 bodies from poles in Mosul’ "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

So-called Islamic State (IS) shot dead 40 civilians on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after accusing them of treason, the United Nations says. Their bodies were then hung from electricity poles in several districts, the office of the UN Human Rights Commissioner said, citing sources. A man was also reportedly shot dead […]

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John Pilger: ‘The truth is… there was no one to vote for’ (Going Underground US election special) "IndyWatch Feed War"

November 10, 2016 Filed under: Clinton, Corruption, IRAQ, Libya, Mass media, Media Lies, Media War, Russia, Saudia, Trump, US Foreign Policy, USA, War on Syria, Wikileaks, Yemen, Zio-controlled media Tagged: Julian Assange

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India’s Long History of Television Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Indian state has a propensity to censor regardless of the government in power. Nevertheless, the ban imposed on NDTV India is a significant escalation against the country’s free press.

Representational image. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta

Representational image. Credit: Reuters/Arko Datta

The one-day ban on Hindi channel NDTV India has refocused public attention on the government’s anachronistic power to censor television channels. This power has been used several times by many different governments but never has it been used so forcefully against a major Indian news channel. This may have been a step too far.

There is a difference between the content of speech and the manner of its carriage. Content refers to words and carriage to the medium by which the words are transmitted. Freedom of speech covers both content and carriage. But depending on the medium of its transmission – television, radio and so on – speech is regulated differently. Cable television is a particularly heavily-regulated medium and a brief background is necessary to understand why.

Government monopoly

Free speech threatens authoritarian governments. In colonised India, not only did the government control the content, it also completely dominated carriage through its exclusive monopoly over all broadcasting media. That monopoly is derived from mid-nineteenth century colonial laws to regulate telegraphs. The same monopoly manifests today through an arcane Licence Raj. No broadcasting can occur without multiple licences.

The state’s stranglehold over the content of speech was broken when the constitution recognised the right to free speech. But the government guarded its monopoly over carriage by banning everyone except itself from television and radio broadcasting. Without a medium to transmit ideas, the right to free speech was diminished.

In 1952, broadcasting minister B.V. Keskar purged the radio transmission of film music because he thought it was too vulgar. During the Emergency, Indira Gandhi abused the government’s monopoly by ceaselessly broadcasting propaganda. To avoid such capriciousness, there was a...

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Russia 2018: England down Scots, France hit back "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

England shrugged aside the potential ramifications of sanctions over poppy emblems on Friday with a 3-0 Wembley win over Scotland to bring a 2018 World Cup berth a step closer. A trio of headers from Liverpool pair Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana and Chelsea’s Gary Cahill saw interim coach Gareth Southgate’s side cruise home, the […]

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Henningsen: ‘US Anti-Trump Protests Same as Soros Color Revolutions Abroad’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21st Century Wire says…
Orgnaized efforts are underway by Democratic Party affiliated NGO’s to try and somehow delegitimize the results of this week’s US Presidential Election.
On the eve of the US Election before voters went to the polls, 21WIRE political affairs analyst Patrick Henningsen accurately predicted this week’s unrest when he said:
“If Trump wins, expect the likes of Soros and MoveOn.org to unleash wave after wave of flash mobs, who will protest, riot, smash and burn their way on to CNN’s 24 hour news rotation. Expect Occupy 2.0, and #BlackLivesMatter to rage.”
On Friday, Henningsen talked to RT International about

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Anti-Trump protesters clash with far-right EDL at London’s US Embassy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Protesters rallying against President-elect Donald Trump outside the US Embassy in London on Wednesday night were confronted by members of the far-right English Defence League (EDL).
Hundreds marched on Grosvenor Square for the Stand Up To Racism protest, accusing Trump of “stirring up fear and racism” during his electoral campaign. Read more The protesters were, however, […]

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Illegals say they've given up trying to cross the border since Trump won the election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ed comment: Just SAYING it and threatening to do it, made it happen? Partially that’s probably true. A show of intent and a strong will acctually goes a long way, but the wall MUST be built. Whatever happens, the wall must go up. Trump can not flake on this most vital issue. When would-be immigrants Bernardino […]

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Trump Has Been Scrooge McDuck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remnant Review

“President Obama is a very good man. I will seek his counsel in the future.” — Donald Trump (November 10, 2016)

The honeymoon with his supporters did not last long, did it?

I began with two statements.

First, Donald Trump is not part of what is sometimes called “the conspiracy.”

Second, he will be on January 20, 2017.

We are about to see the capture of Donald Trump. It has already begun.

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The mainstream media are beginning to see this. By January 20, it should be clear to anybody who wants to look at his nominees for the top cabinet positions. CNN’s headline has it right: Team Trump is already filled with Washington insiders.

We have already learned that the transition team has approached Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase. He was offered the position of Secretary of the Treasury. Anyone who thinks that this would be an improvement over the former CEO’s from Goldman Sachs is living in a fantasy world.

The handwriting is on the wall. We can expect more of the same. We had better expect more of the same.

Just for the record, the phrase “handwriting on the wall” comes from the fifth chapter of the book of Daniel. May I remind you, that was originally written in Hebrew, and Hebrew is written from right to left. So is everything in Washington. You should also recall what the handwriting said.

And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. His is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. ekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians (vv. 25-28).

That was a revolution. It was not just a coup d’état. Accept no substitutes.

CABINET-LEVEL SECRETARIES

There are two cabinet positions that really matter in every presidential administration. This goes back to Washington’s first administration. First, there is the Secretary of State. Second, there is the Secretary of the Treasury.

The other cabinet positions of importance are the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, which determines who is going to get prosecuted, and the Department of Homeland Security, which is the real enforcement arm of the government.

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Dear President-Elect Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President-Elect Trump, more policy tweaks, more promises of more government free money and more symbolic gestures won’t fix anything.

Though I am just another powerless peon, I’d like to offer seven suggestions to President-Elect Trump and his transition team:

1. Make sure your administration is as diverse as America. No single act will give your enemies more ammo than populating your cabinet and administration with the Usual Suspects: Caucasian elites from Ivy League universities. These privileged “experts” have bankrupted the nation financially, morally and spiritually while enriching themselves and their privileged cronies.

Populate your cabinet and administration with entrepreneurially minded, honest, hard-working, forward-looking people who just happen to be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, female, gay, mixed-race, etc.

Having a cabinet that reflects the diversity of America (or just the diversity of New York City or Los Angeles County, for goodness sakes) will send a powerful message not just to the nation but to the world: America’s diversity is America’s strength.

If you want an example of how to do this, follow in the footsteps of the U.S. military. Yes, it’s imperfect, but for a large-scale voluntary institution, it’s done a lot better than most to promote a diverse spectrum of Americans.

2. Wage total war on regulatory capture and bureaucratic fiefdoms. Everyone knows federal regulations are completely out of control on several fronts. Yes, there is a need for regulations to protect the nation’s air, water and resources from despoliation, its labor force from exploitation, its food supply from unhealthy additives and foreign-sourced toxic products, and so on. These safeguard regulations should be rigorously enforced.

But K Street lobbyists and the Corporatocracy they represent have mastered the art of regulatory capture: digging regulatory moats so deep and so wide that competition cannot possibly afford to meet the regulatory burdens imposed by the central state.

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This is how we’ve ended up with a high-cost, ineffective, inefficient state-cartel economy.

The only way to tackle this issue is retire/sunset ALL federal regulations every few years, and require a constant streamlining to limit the number of regulations, lower the cost of compliance and ensure regulations are clearly composed in plain English.

The only way to root out corruption, collusion and regulatory capture is to require total transparency and open competition in all government functions.

3. Accredit the student, not the school/c...

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An Open Letter to Young SJWs "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dear SJW:

You are young in this world, likely with little knowledge of history or political theory.  The social and political movements of the past eight years – your formative years – brought forward changes you deemed progressive. Changes you truly believed would continue endlessly.

You saw Hillary Clinton as the next guiding voice, the one to take you into what your high school teachers and college professors prophesized as the promised land. It mattered little that this march forward trampled on rights of others – those still clinging to what your teachers and professors derided and termed variously as a paternalistic, misogynistic, and racist past. Your teachers and professors told you those folks (the others) were as expendable as they were out of touch. Eggs to be cracked, as justified by your ideological masters.1 According to the accepted canon, it is a sin to be a hater, unless that hate is directed at “them.”

Throughout your relatively short political life, you were also told the light of democracy would shine the way. Historical progress via the voice of the masses – your masses – was on your side. Yet you suffered a devastating loss (or so you were told) at the ballot box – a loss that has left you in shock, anger, and tears.

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Soon you are about to learn an awful truth about democracy, one your teachers and professors ignored – the winners get to shove it down your throats for the next four years, just as your side shoved it down theirs for eight years. Eggs can be cracked from both sides of the carton.

However, you cannot complain. It was not enough for you to advocate for liberty and the rights of life and property for all. Instead of circumscribing the locus of power and control around your body and property, you listened to so-called educators who claimed you have the right to hold power and control over the lives and property others. They told you this is freedom and fair. That you did not see the hypocrisy in this stance is a product of those years of public schooling, just as is your inability to foresee the reactionary effect.

You cheered the scope and power of government when you believed it was in your control. And now that very same government will be unleased against you. In this, you need to take some of the blame and responsibility.

Now, from my standpoint, as a libertarian (i.e. Classical Liberal, not a member of the ideologically lost party that claims the mantle of libertarianism), the retribution over the next four years will likely weigh as heavy on me as you. Sure, it is possible some of your trespasses will be reversed, but it is more likely that scorpions will replace your whips.2

Had you known history, you would have r...

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Tools of the Oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election? They look like and are acting worse than, the “white trash” that they are denouncing.

I think I know who they are. They are thugs for hire and are paid by the Oligarchy to delegitimize Trump’s presidency in the way that Washington and the German Marshall Fund paid students in Kiev to protest the democratically elected Ukrainian government in order to prepare the way for a coup.

The organization, change.org, which claims to be a progressive group, but might be a front, along with other progressive groups, for the Oligarchy, is destroying the reputation of all progressives by circulating a petition that directs the electors of the Electoral College to annul the election by casting their votes for Hillary. Remember how upset progressives were when Trump said he might not accept the election result if there was evidence that the vote was rigged? Now progressives are doing what they damned Trump for saying he might do under certain conditions.

The Western presstitutes used the protests in Kiev to delegitimize a democratically elected government and to set it up for a coup. The protest pay was good enough that non-Ukrainians came from nearby countries to participate in the protest in order to collect the money. At the time I posted the amounts paid daily to protesters. Reports came into me from Eastern and Western Europe from people who were not Ukrainian but were paid to protest as if they were Ukrainians.

The same thing is going on with the Trump protests. CNN reports that “for many Americans across the country, Donald Trump’s victory is an outcome they simply refuse to accept. Tens of thousands filled the streets in at least 25 US cities overnight.” This is the exact reporting that the Oligarchy desired from its presstitutes and got.

I hope no one thinks that simultaneous protests in 25 cities were a spontaneous event. How did 25 independent protests manage to come up with the same slogans and the same signs on the same night following the election?

What is the point of the protests, and what interest is served by them? As the Romans always asked, “who benefits?”

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There is only one answer: The Oligarchy and only the Oligarchy benefits.

Trump is a threat to the Oligarchy because he intends to stop the giveaway of American jobs to foreigners. The jobs giveaway, sanctified by the neoliberal junk economists as “free trade,” is one of the main reasons for the 21st century worsening of the US income distribution. Money that was formerly paid in middle-class wages and salaries to American manufactur...

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Action This Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

“In victory, magnanimity!” said Winston Churchill.

Donald Trump should be magnanimous and gracious toward those whom he defeated this week, but his first duty is to keep faith with those who put their faith in him.

The protests, riots, and violence that have attended his triumph in the city after city should only serve to steel his resolve.

As for promptings that he “reach out” and “reassure” those upset by his victory, and trim or temper his agenda to pacify them, Trump should reject the poisoned chalice. This is the same old con.

Trump should take as models the Democrats FDR and LBJ.

Franklin Roosevelt, who had savaged Herbert Hoover as a big spender, launched his own New Deal in his first 100 days.

History now hails his initiative and resolve.

Lyndon Johnson exploited his landslide over Barry Goldwater in 1964 to erect his Great Society in 1965: the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. He compromised on nothing and got it all.

Even those who turned on him for Vietnam still celebrate his domestic achievements.

President Nixon’s great regret was that he did not bomb Hanoi and mine Haiphong in 1969 — instead of waiting until 1972 — and bring the Vietnam War to an earlier end and with fewer U.S. casualties.

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Nixon’s decision not to inflame the social and political crisis of the ’60s by rolling back the Great Society bought him nothing. He was rewarded with media-backed mass demonstrations in 1969 to break his presidency and bring about an American defeat in Vietnam.

“Action this day!” was the scribbled command of Prime Minister Churchill on his notepads in World War II. This should be the motto of the first months of a Trump presidency.

For the historic opportunity, he and the Republican Party have been given by his stunning and unanticipated victory of Nov. 8 will not last long. His adversaries and enemies in politics and press are only temporarily dazed and reeling.

This great opening should be exploited now.

Few anticipated Tuesday morning what we would have today: a decapitated Democratic Party, with the Obamas and Clintons gone or going, Joe Biden with them, no national leader rising, and only the power of obstruction, of which the nation has had enough.

The GOP, however, on Jan. 20, will control both Houses of Congress and the White House, with the real possibility of remaking the Supreme Court in the image of the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have indicated they are willing to work with President Trump.

There is nothing to prevent the new GOP from writing history.

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Sorry, Snowflake, But It’s Not Over "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It’s Nov 10th and it’s time to face the music.

For those of you on the left, I know it is hard. You are confused, bewildered and deeply, deeply saddened. Maybe even triggered. You probably missed work or school yesterday, called in sick or simply didn’t get out of bed. That’s ok though because your Indigenous Women’s Studies prof said it was ok to skip the exam today. Everyone is getting an A as a morale builder. So cheer up.

But unfortunately, that doesn’t really explain anything. How did this happen? It wasn’t supposed to happen. But it did. How could the polls be so wrong? What about the entire media? How?

Well, here are a few theories that might help you see where some of your mistakes were made. First, and probably foremost, is just good old fashioned hubris. The idea that “we can’t be beaten”. Arrogance mixed with confirmation bias is a dangerous thing in any type of conflict; physical or otherwise. Just ask General Custer. Things didn’t work out real well for him and for the same reasons.

This leads directly into another problem that often arises from hubris. That is: failing to understand your enemy.

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It would interest you to know that I, the author of this piece, am not an American. That’s right. I’m not a Yank. I don’t reside in the USA and have no interest in doing so. That means, unlike my illegal immigrant counterparts currently residing in your nation, I didn’t vote.

But like many who fall into the ‘basket of deplorables’ residing in the US, I realized early on that the battle between Trump and Clinton was much more than simply a contest between two politicians for the presidency. At its core, it was an ideological conflict between light and dark, truth and lies. It was a struggle for the heart of western civilization in general.

And while I’ve never considered myself much of a right winger, being more of a libertarian bent, I have found myself increasingly pushed and marginalized by the “enlightened and progressive” amongst you into the same camp with all sorts of deplorables, regardless of where they lived and what they called themselves. Nationalists, alt-righters, anarchists, constitutionalists and so on and so forth all made for strange bedfellows but an effective team. Working on the premise that the enemy of my enemy is my friend we have all found common ground. We have you to thank for that. By pushing, badgering, harassing, marginalizing and insulting us on a regular basis you created something new. And it crushed you at the ballot box.

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Cometh the Hangover "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

All right, we have him. My reaction to Trump’s victory is barely of interest to me, and so it may be that the world is not waiting in quiet desperation for an account. I have no information on this matter from Ulan Bator or Sulawesi. Insofar as my reaction was that of half of the country, it may be of note.

My reaction was, “Yes! Yes!  Yessss!”

This, of course, is because like all of Trump’s supporters I am sick of corruption, oligarchs, New York, candidate’s who sell state favors surrounded by serial rapists and goofy-looking pedophiles, and the goddamned bought-and-paid-for media.

And then I wondered how much I should be  delighted. I am not a particularly enthusiastic Trump fan. The man seems radically incoherent, almost nutty. What now? Of the things Trump has promised, which, if any, make sense? Which are unthought-out huff and puff? From what will he back away? Will he transmute himself by degrees into Hillary?

For example, his Wall. As a metaphorical expression of opposition to immigration, it serves well. As a practical project? No. What are the specifics? A Wall made of what? How high, how deep underground, requiring how much of what materials? Do the arithmetic on yards of concrete and feet of rebar and then pour yourself a stiff drink. Flimsy is cuttable, tall requires only a taller ladder.

Electronic monitoring sounds good but would require either use of the military as a domestic police force to patrol the Wall–hello, Guatemala–or a huge new federal bureaucracy  working three shifts, often housed in barracks in an uninhabited country. Helicopters, sensors, big contracts for the same.

Things that would actually work to discourage illegals, such as the heavy prosecution of people hiring illegals, this by using federal laws already on the books and a Justice Department he will control, do not feature greatly in his talk. Uh…why not?

He wants to put a thirty percent (or whatever: he isn’t consistent) tariff on goods made by American companies in China and brought back for sale in the US. So an iPad goes from $1000 to $1300, whereupon Samsung corners the market. So he puts an equal tariff on Samsung’s tablets. The effect is a heavy tax on the American consumer.

The underlying problem is that if labor is a dollar an hour in Bangladesh, and $40 an hour in America after including benefits, bringing jobs back to America is going to make things much more expensive for Americans. Breaking unions, which are irrelevant today anyway, or charges of currency manipulation will not make enough of a difference to make a difference.

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Scorpions in a Bottle? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

John Kennedy is quoted as saying “Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.” Translated into modern politics, no one wants to admit responsibility for losing an election. That includes the losing candidate’s closest advisors.

The post mortems on the campaign have barely begun but Hillary Clinton’s top aides are already pointing the finger of blame at others, absolving themselves of responsibility for a debacle that will go down in presidential campaign history as the most shocking outcome ever.

It should be noted that campaign staff blaming everyone but themselves for defeat is nothing new. John McCain’s aides in 2008 began a whispering campaign against Sarah Palin, blaming her for the loss before the election was even held.

But in this case, where the advice that Clinton got was so spectacularly wrong and a billion dollars was spent in a futile attempt to sell the voters a candidate with no accomplishments and little to offer, it’s unseemly for aides not to recognize their own shortcomings.

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One DNC staffer stood up at a meeting and screamed at temporary DNC chair Donna Brazile.

Washington Free Beacon:

The staffer, only identified as Zach, had some choice words for Brazile and her failure to lead the Democratic Party to victory on Tuesday night.

Brazile was giving a post-election rallying speech to a group of approximately 150 DNC staffers on Thursday when Zach stood up and offered his unfiltered thoughts on her leadership during the 2016 election, the Huffington Post reported.

“Why should we trust you as chair to lead us through this?” he asked, according to two people in the room. “You backed a flawed candidate, and your friend [former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] plotted through this to support your own gain and yourself.”

Some DNC staffers started to boo and some told him to sit down. Brazile began to answer, but Zach had more to say.

“You are part of the problem,” he continued, blaming Brazile for clearing the path for Trump’s victory by siding with Clinton early on. “You and your friends will die of old age and I’m going to die from climate change. You and your friends let this happen, which is going to cut 40 years off my life expectancy.”

After his tirade, Zach reportedly packed up his belongings and stormed out of the room as Brazile called after h...

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Celebrity Meltdowns "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What are all these celebrities still doing here? Didn’t they promise us they were gone if Trump won? So many of them said they were heading to Canada, street artist Sabo created a fake real estate company to help them move. Now that it’s time to make good on their promise they’re strangely silent. Amy Schumer has been the only one to comment and she says she was “just joking.”

It’s been some low-hanging fruit watching celebrities react to this election, but low-hanging fruit is delicious. Lady Gaga asked that we “say a prayer America” and then blew Trump’s mind by standing outside one of his buildings with a sign that said, “Love trumps hate.” This is a powerful message because Trump hates love. He was hoping that eventually, he could wipe out all the love in America but Gaga was ensuring him that no matter how hard he tried, it would still be there. Where do these people get their views from—Dr. Seuss? He’s not the Lorax, Lady.

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17:01

Do You Eat Egg-Whites Only? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

A debatable precaution from the conventional medical community about how to eat eggs was initiated some years ago by scientists who thought they knew nature better than, well, nature.

Beginning in 1961, you may have heard the word of warning that if you were going to eat eggs, it should be the whites only, because the yolks were considered unhealthily high in cholesterol. Dangerous. Bad for you. Risky.

The risky part came with warnings like “spikes your heart disease risk” and “high blood cholesterol raises your risk of diabetes.” Like quipster Mark Twain once said, “It isn’t ignorance that causes trouble; it’s knowing so much that just ain’t so.” As The Epoch Times explained:

“At one time, eating eggs was considered bad for the heart and circulation. This was all based on an assumption that saturated fat was bad …

Any associations between total saturated fat intake, heart disease and blood pressure come down to what people weren’t eating (for example, fruit, vegetables [and] fish) rather than their high saturated-fat diet per se.

The total fat content of even a large hen’s egg (weighing 1.76 ounces) isn’t high at around 5 grams.”1

About 30 percent of the total fat content of that large egg is beneficial saturated fat, while the remainder is monounsaturated fats (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fats (PUFA), which are solidly heart healthy.

Reasons Why Eggs Are so Good for You

The fact is, eggs are considered to be an almost perfect food. Sure, you need to eat other foods as well, but eggs contain an impressive number of nutrients. The yolk is arguably the healthiest part of the whole, as it contains vitamins A, D, E, K and B12, omega-3 fats, antioxidants, folate and much more choline than the white.

There’s also a good amount of carotenoid content, which is where the yellow color comes from, the most important being the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which lower inflammation and protect your eye health.

Biotin, a water-soluble B vitamin, aka vitamin B7, aids in your body’s glucose and fatty acid metabolism and is particularly important during pregnancy. However, raw egg whites contain a protein called avidin, which may block absorption of biotin....

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Alternative Cancer Treatments With Positive Results and Generic-Drug Probe to Be Filed by Year-End "IndyWatch Feed World"

The news of Michael Buble's three-year-old son being diagnosed with liver cancer brought back flashbacks from my childhood; you could say that I became a naturopathic doctor because of cancer.

As a 10-year-old child, I stood before the coffin of my 10-year-old cousin Linda--she had died from cancer. There are experiences where one encounter can shape your life, and Linda's death shaped mine.

How could this be, a 10-year-old dying from cancer? We just played together and now her play was gone.

I made a vow to myself that day that I would try to change this from happening, and as a child I began studying alternative medicine and continued this pursuit my entire life, specifically anti-aging and chronic disease treatments dealing with cancer and recognizing a connection between nutrition and the disease structure.


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The Infamy of the Palestinian Elites: An Imminent Split Within Fatah? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Fatah movement is involved in a massive tug-of-war that will ultimately define its future. Though the conflict is between current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and once Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan is in no way motivated by ending the Israeli occupation, their war will likely determine the future political landscape of Palestine. The issue […]

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Jakarta Riots: What Went Wrong? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

34234234123123An enormous rally shook Jakarta on the 4th November. With unusual zeal, between 50 and 100 thousand protesters managed to trash several parts of the capital. Cars were torched; traffic in the center came to a standstill. Police fired teargas canisters at the protesters and water cannons were used. According to the AP, one elderly man died and scores of demonstrators and policemen were injured.

These were the biggest demos in recent years. Considering how many profound problems Indonesia is facing, the country is shockingly compliant.

Were these protests against the on-going genocide in Papua, where Indonesian forces are massacring the mostly defenseless local population on behalf of Western companies?

Or perhaps, were they against the corrupt turbo capitalist regime, which has governed this virtually collapsed nation ever since the 1965 US-sponsored military coup against the progressive President and the father of the Non-Aligned movement, Sukarno?

Frankly, none of the above! In Indonesia, the horrors committed in Papua are not discussed publicly at all, and capitalism remains sacred here; even the poorest of the poor are conditioned to revere it.

The riots were actually over alleged ‘blasphemy’, and the participants consisted mainly of hard-line Muslim fundamentalists. Lately, religious ‘topics’ are the only ones that are managing to mobilize crowds of ‘outraged’ citizens.

So what went wrong this time? Actually, nothing really!

As reported by the BBC and others, “Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian, is the first ethnic Chinese to hold the governor’s post in the capital of the majority Muslim Indonesia.” His nickname is ‘Ahok’, he is extremely popular, and he is one of the very few Indonesian politicians who are determinedly cracking down on corruption while introducing various social programs for the poor.

Most Indonesian hardcore Islamists are extreme-right wingers. They regularly attack and disperse even the most ‘benign’ political gatherings where the introduction of free medical care and other social benefits are shyly suggested and discussed. To them, everything social stinks of ‘Communism’, and Communism has been banned here ever since the 1965/66 Suharto bloodlettings.

The religious rightwing cannot win politically; therefore it regularly plants seeds of disinformation and chaos.

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ESP8266 Lullaby "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The ESP8266 is certainly a versatile device. It does, however, draw a bit of power. That isn’t really surprising, though, since you would expect beaming out WiFi signals to take a little juice. The trick is to not keep the device on all the time and spend the rest of the time in deep sleep mode. [Marco Schwartz] has a good tutorial about how to use this mode to run for “years” on a battery.

[Marco] notes that even using a 2500 mAh LiPo battery, he only gets about 30 hours of operation without sleep. By putting the chip in sleep mode, the current consumption drops from about 88 mA to just over 8 mA. That’s still high, though, because the board has a power LED! By removing a jumper or cutting a trace (depending on the board), you can drop the current draw to about 0.08 mA (80 uA) when it’s not doing anything.

The code for the example is on GitHub. Of course, the real trick is to come up with a strategy that you can keep the device in sleep mode more often than not. That’s not always easy. You might need to rethink a few things. For example, if you serve out a configuration web page, you might need to add a button to wake the device up and serve the web page (be sure it times out after a certain amount of inactivity). So deep sleep mode isn’t a panacea, but with the right design, you can get a lot of battery life.

Some ESP boards require a little modification to use this trick. If you are looking for a good example of how a design might change to accommodate sleep mode, you can find one in this mailbox indicator.


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If Common Chemicals Harm Frogs and Rats, What Are They Doing to Your Children? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Dr. Mercola

By Dr. Mercola

The TED Talk above features Penelope Jagessar Chaffer, director of the documentary film “Toxic Baby,”1 and Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D., a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, who has dedicated most of his career to studying the health effects of the herbicide atrazine.

According to Chaffer, the average American woman today has 30,000 to 50,000 chemicals in her body that her grandparents did not have. Many of these chemicals have been linked to the rapidly rising incidence of chronic childhood diseases.

Statistics Reveal Our Children Are at Grave Risk

In her talk, Chaffer cites the following statistics, which may well be higher today, since this talk was given six years ago, in 2010:

  • In the U.K., incidence of childhood leukemia rose by 20 percent in one generation
  • In Canada, prevalence of asthma increased by 400 percent in 20 years; 1 in 10 children is now diagnosed with asthma
  • In the U.S., childhood cancers have seen a similar rise as that of childhood leukemia in the U.K. Autism spectrum disorder has also increased by 600 percent in the past 20 years; incidence of autism rose by 57 percent between 2002 and 2006 alone
  • In the Netherlands, Rotterdam has seen a 400 percent increase in genital birth defects

Obesity and juvenile diabetes have also skyrocketed, and while a high-sugar diet likely bears the brunt of the blame, there’s every reason to suspect that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) — many of which enter our system via processed foods — add to the metabolic dysfunction we now see.

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16:55

Lebanon’s National Library is Open Till November 20 "IndyWatch Feed World"

The rehabilitation project of the National Library is supposedly complete but it won’t be opening (officially) anytime soon because the cabinet has yet to appoint an executive board and director. Nevertheless, there’s an ongoing exhibition organized by the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library till November 20 inside the National Library from 11 am till 6 pm (excluding Mondays) so this is your chance to have a sneak peek visit before it closes down again.

The “Bitasarrof” exhibition at the National Library in Sanayeh “delves into our art, culture and heritage while bracing the project of the rehabilitation of the National Library” and is open to the public.

The premise for our theme was to find a silver lining to the pagination error that occurred in the printing of the book ‘Cent Ans de la Presse au Liban, 1859-1959’ , published in 2010 by the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library. This book – deemed unable to be distributed – was creatively transformed into an exhibition of which fifty five artists from different generations and creative practices have produced, with total creative freedom, a piece of work inspired by the book. They all have generously donated their artoworks to the Lebanese Foundation for the National Library, as a tangible contribution to the country’s art history and diversity while defending the freedom of speech represented by the book.

You can check out further information and pictures [here].

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16:51

Dems: Let's Read Important, Self-Critical Articles on the Election "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Our post-election environment often lacks inward and insightful analysis. Yet it is critical to refocus on the failures exposed in the institutions of democracy and the rifts within our nation. A number of individuals have published important articles which are linked to and quoted from here.

16:49

“Our principles” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

There is another reason why the Republican Party could not contain Trump, a perhaps deeper reason. Michael Oakeshott, an under-read political thinker in the mid-20th century, remarked in his exquisite essay, “Rationalism in Politics,” that one of the more pathological notions of our age is that political life can be understood in terms of “principles” that must be applied to circumstances. Politics-as-engineering, if you will. Republicans themselves succumbed to this notion, and members of the rank and file have noticed. Republicans stood for “the principles of the constitution,” for “the principles of the free market,” etc. The problem with standing for principles is that it allows you to remain unsullied by the political fray, to stand back and wait until yet another presidential election cycle when “our principles” can perhaps be applied. And if we lose, it’s OK, because we still have “our principles.” What Trump has been able to seize upon is growing dissatisfaction with this endless deferral, the sociological arrangement for which looks like comfortable Inside-the-Beltway Republicans defending “principles” and rank-and-file Republicans far from Washington-Babylon watching in horror and disgust.

That is from a very interesting Politico piece by Joshua Mitchell of Georgetown.  As for me, let’s just say I am a big fan of what Mitchell calls “book club”!

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16:48

Now is the time, 2018 is the prize "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A hundred million citizens are going to be horrified in the days ahead, appalled by Republican policy makers and dismayed by Democratic sell-outs and losers. In each state, in each district, we need to be recruiting real progressive candidates for office in 2018, whatever their affiliation.

16:47

TRUMP'S WORLD: Power Thru the Eyes of a Psychopath "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump hasn't hidden the fact that he's a psychopath. It's up to us to take him seriously and use that knowledge.

16:42

The Patriotism of Civil Disobedience "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Addressing the demonstrations and increasingly violent protests.

16:34

The Democrats Poison Pill(ary) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Democratic Party took its poison pill when they shafted Bernie Sanders and stole the nomination from him. Now we are all paying the price. Our future was hijacked by the High Priestess of Crookery. Hopefully this destroys the old Democratic Party and paves the way for new young leaders to emerge, leaders who truly represent progressives. Liberal = neoconservative oligarchs.

16:34

In Fresh Push, Iraqi Special Forces Seize Mosul District "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Kokjali/Baghdad, Iraq: Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday, despite heavy resistance from ISIS militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighbourhoods seized in the last 10 days.

The elite Counter Terrorism Service troops broke through ISIS defence lines to enter the city early last week and have since been embroiled in a brutal, close-quarter combat with waves of suicide bombers and snipers.

The special forces are the spearhead of a wider coalition of 100,000 fighters seeking to crush a few thousand Islamic State jihadists who have ruled Mosul, the biggest city of their cross-border “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, for the last two years.

The campaign, nearly four weeks old, is the most complex military operation in Iraq in the 13 years of turmoil since the US invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

Security forces and army infantry divisions, backed by a US-led air force, are preparing to move on southern and northern districts of Mosul in coming days, to step up pressure on the militants.

Kurdish peshmerga and Shi’ite paramilitary forces are holding territory to the northeast and to the west.

On the eastern front, special forces pushed into the Qadisiya al-Thaniya district, on the northern edge of the small pocket of neighbourhoods they control so far, Sabah al-Numani, spokesman for the Counter Terrorism Service, told Reuters.

“We have encountered heavy resistance from the enemy,” he said, with what he called “obstructive patrols” of militant forces trying to hold up the advance.

“We are facing the most difficult form of urban warfare, fighting with the presence of civilians, but our forces are trained for this sort of combat.”

Military officers have told Reuters that the fighting is some of the most lethal they have seen, with small groups of militants using a vast network of tunnels and narrow streets to launch an apparently endless sequence of attacks against troops.

A Reuters correspondent in Kokjali, on the eastern edge of the city, saw US Apache helicopters overhead. Explosions, either from air strikes or suicide car bombs which the jihadists have deployed in the hundreds since the campaign started on October 17, could be heard against a backdrop of artillery fire.

As smoke rose above the city, hundreds of civilians were on the streets of Kokjali, some of them local residents but others fleeing the fighting in Mosul itself.

The International Organization for Migration says nearly 48,000 people have been displaced by the fighting, still a relatively low figure compared to a United Nations warning before the campaign of a possible exodus of up to 800,000.

Numani said the army had told civilians to stay indoors for their safety, adding that the counter terrorism unit aimed to hand over neighbourhoods which it had secured to...

16:31

Trump Has Been Scrooge McDuck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remnant Review “President Obama is a very good man. I will seek his counsel in the future.” — Donald Trump (November 10, 2016) The honeymoon with his supporters did not last long, did it? I began with two statements. First, Donald Trump is not part of what is sometimes called “the conspiracy.” Second, he will […]

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Trump Has Been Scrooge McDuck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Remnant Review “President Obama is a very good man. I will seek his counsel in the future.” — Donald Trump (November 10, 2016) The honeymoon with his supporters did not last long, did it? I began with two statements. First, Donald Trump is not part of what is sometimes called “the conspiracy.” Second, he will […]

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16:30

Daily Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Toblerone. Your cost cutting is about as subtle as Cameron Slater. Be careful what you wish for…          

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

16:28

A conflicted Oped news.... "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A quick and perhaps cursory look through the Oped articles sees a divided progressive community, not really sure of how to react.

16:28

The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead.

How did people power win?

We have worked to stop the TPP and other Obama trade agreements for more than five years. We were part of the ‘movement of movements’, the largest coalition ever opposing a corporate trade agreement, which stopped it. It included all sorts of activists who work on human rights, worker rights, the environment, climate change, Internet freedom, health care, food safety and more.

People told us stopping the TPP was impossible. Even after the election of Trump, people still told us we could not win, the corporations wanted this and they would get it. But, after years of work, the impossible became the inevitable and the TPP is dead.

Even before the election the TPP was near death. Years of people working to stop it made TPP stand for Toxic Political Poison. First, the movement exposed the TPP which the Obama administration had sought to keep secret while it negotiated a global corporate coup with the aid of hundreds of corporate lawyers, executives and lobbyists.

The movement organized spectacle protests that drew attention to an agreement being secretly negotiated. People across the country organized leafletting, teach-ins and visibility actions. There were national and global days of action, and there were Twitter storms and memes on Facebook. It became impossible to hide the TPP. The secret was exposed. Once exposed, the movement educated people about what it contained. Wikileaks and others leaked portions of the document. As more was exposed, it became less popular.

The movement conducted national call-in days that garnered hundreds of thousands of calls to Congress. When we went to Congressional offices, phone calls coming in on the TPP were constant. When fast track was being considered in 2015, we built an encampment on Capitol Hill for three weeks. We worked across the political divide with Tea Party and conservative Republicans who shared our concerns about the trade deficit, lost jobs and loss of sovereignty.

The battle over fast track trade promotion authority slowed the progress of the TPP. It took years longer to get fast track than the administration had hoped. One compromise that the administration made to get fast track was to publish the TPP text after it was completed so the public and members of Congress could read it. Again, the more people read about it, the less popular it became.

These political battles also showed the risk associated with the TPP. John Boehner, the former Speaker of the House, lost his job because of how he twisted arms to get votes for fast track and how he punished Republicans who exposed fast track. Members fought back against these tactics and Boehner’s career was quickly ended. He may have won fast track for Obama, but lost his place in Washington, DC. A message...

16:24

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Seeks Face-to-Face Meeting with President Obama "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chief Arvol Looking Horse addresses the crowd last December on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse addresses the crowd last December on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Published November 12, 2016

WASHINGTON – Chief Arvol Looking Horse and other American Indian leaders sent a letter on Friday to President Barack Obama urging him to meet face-to-face to discuss the United States responsiblities to Indigenous People relating to the Dakota Access pipeline.

The leaders write:

Under your authority, the United States is in the process of writing another disgraceful chapter in its history of relations with Indigenous Peoples.

Here is text of letter sent to President Obama:

November 11, 2016

The White House
Barack Obama
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500

President Barack Obama,

As spiritual leaders, elders, medicine people, we carry great responsibility for our Nations. We are not political people though we stand-up to politics to ensure the future. Unfortunately, this often includes our own people in political positions that are knowingly and willingly violating the Creator’s Natural Law. This Law guides all life and is the spiritual foundation held sacred by Indigenous Peoples around the world. Policies, procedures and laws created by the United States of America continue to hurt the Indigenous Peoples, our ways of life and the natural world. These laws, policies and procedures can be changed or amended what cannot change is our absolute dependence on Mother Nature.

As President, you have unprecedented access to the latest technological information and data from the scientific community. This vast amount of information provides you with tremendous knowledge. This information is confirming what Indigenous Peoples have been voicing since the arrival of Europeans. Knowledge without wisdom is unguided. Just as science without spirit has brought the people of the world to the brink of self-destruction.

It has been extremely difficult for Indigenous Peoples to be understood by those that make decisions based on money. We feel sorry for leaders, including those from Indigenous Peoples, who gamble with our future by making spiritually disconnected decisions. You, Barack Obama, when campaignin...

16:21

NASA Admits: Someone Took Control Over Voyager 2, We Received Messages From An Unknown Language "IndyWatch Feed World"

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As Voyager 2 –one of the most distant man-made objects in space— approached the outer reaches of or solar system in 2010, something completely unexpected occurred. Scientists found that as the  Full Article »

16:20

November 12th – 2016 Presidential Election – Open Discussion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “2016 Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Trump/Pence presidential victory. … Continue reading

16:20

Talks on Uniting Cyprus Make Progress "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) pose for photographers with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (L) and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades during the Cyprus reunification talks in the Swiss mountain resort of Mont Pelerin, Switzerland November 7, 2016. Credit: Reuters

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (C) pose for photographers with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (L) and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades during the Cyprus reunification talks in the Swiss mountain resort of Mont Pelerin, Switzerland November 7, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Mont Pelerin, Switzerland: Talks on reuniting the divided island of Cyprus have achieved significant progress and will resume on November 20, the UN said on Friday, at the end of a fifth straight day of negotiations in the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened the round of talks between Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Mustafa Akinci on Monday, saying they were both committed to trying to reach a deal this year.

“During these past five days, the chapter on territory and all other issues were discussed interdependently. Significant progress has been achieved,” the United Nations said in a brief statement released after 11 p.m. local time on Friday.

“Upon request of the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Anastasiades, it has been decided by the two leaders to take a recess and reconvene in Geneva on Sunday, 20 November 2016, to continue their deliberations from Mont Pelerin.”

Cyprus’s 800,000 Greek Cypriots and approximately 220,000 Turkish Cypriots live on the divided island with a UN- patrolled ceasefire line splitting the island east to west.

The island was split in a Turkish invasion in 1974 triggered by a brief Greek-inspired coup. But friction between the two sides dates back at least a decade when Turkish Cypriots pulled out of a power-sharing government at perceived attempts by Greek Cypriots to limit their say.

Anastasiades and Ak...

16:19

UN: Islamic State in Mosul Deploying Child Suicide Bombers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 photo, a wounded Iraqi special forces soldier gets treatment at a field clinic in Gogjali, on the eastern outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. As Iraqi forces struggle to secure recent gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul, casualties are spiking. Iraqi officers say they expect the toll among both civilians and troops to rise as the troops continue to push into the IS-held city center. At the field hospital, teams of Iraqi and Western volunteer medics are treating a family badly burned by a car bomb, children maimed by booby-trapped explosives and soldiers suffering from shrapnel and gunshot wounds. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

16:18

CNN: Tea Party Patriots Warn Against Priebus for Chief of Staff "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump hasn't yet publicly named a chief of staff, but already, a major tea party group is warning him against naming one of his reported top choices.

16:17

BuzzConf Schedule and Festival Site Map announced! "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

We’re getting really close to BuzzConf now. Are you as excited as we are? That might not be impossible… until you check out the schedule!

It’s going to be an awesome weekend, and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Start planning your weekend now! We have presentations, workshops, kids sessions, lightning talks, bands and DJs… and be sure to come to the “Bite-size Buzz – session intros” at 10am each day to hear from the presenters and help plan your day. It’s going to be tough to pick between all this great content, but we’ll help you make those difficult decisions!

Check out the full schedule

The post BuzzConf Schedule and Festival Site Map announced! appeared first on BuzzConf.

16:15

RT EXCLUSIVE: Peter Lavelle interviews Dr. Ron Paul on Trump’s Challenges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says…

In 2008 and 2012, Ron Paul created a libertarian and paleoconservative insurency in America. The country had an opportunity to elect a real stateman and dedicated constitutionalist in Dr Paul, but unfortunately he could not overcome establishment gatekeepers within his own party, as well as in the corrupt US mainstream media.

In 2016, few commentators are as well-placed to analyse the rise of the Trump insurgency as well as Paul.

CrossTalk ask: “With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse of his thinking. Will there be a Trump Doctrine?”

Watch this incredible one-on-one interview with RT’s Peter Lavelle and special guest Dr Ron Paul: 


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RT EXCLUSIVE: Peter Lavelle interviews Dr. Ron Paul on Trump’s Challenges "IndyWatch Feed World"

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21st Century Wire says…

In 2008 and 2012, Ron Paul created a libertarian and paleoconservative insurency in America. The country had an opportunity to elect a real stateman and dedicated constitutionalist in Dr Paul, but unfortunately he could not overcome establishment gatekeepers within his own party, as well as in the corrupt US mainstream media.

In 2016, few commentators are as well-placed to analyse the rise of the Trump insurgency as well as Dr Paul.

CrossTalk ask: “With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse of his thinking. Will there be a Trump Doctrine?”

Watch this incredible one-on-one interview with RT’s Peter Lavelle and special guest Dr Ron Paul:


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16:15

Saturday November 12th – Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading

Paris attacks: Counter-terrorism chief wants fingerprinting & iris scans for everyone entering UK borders "IndyWatch Feed World"

Every person entering the United Kingdom should be forced to undergo "fool-proof" fingerprinting and iris scans, the country's newly appointed counter-terrorism chief says, claiming the move will prevent terrorists from entering Britain. Speaking one year after the Paris attacks left 130 people dead and 368 injured, the UK's new senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, Neil Basu, said the atrocities were a "sit up and think" moment for those tasked with defending Britain. "Society needs to debate what's required. But in law enforcement, I'd say if you want security, you need to improve your biometrics at the borders," he said, as quoted by the Telegraph.

16:14

Lifeboat Foundation is supporting Cyborg Dad "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Lifeboat Foundation is supporting the Cyborg Dad who is being discriminated against for being a cyborg.

16:12

Chet Raymo, “The Broken Web” "IndyWatch Feed World"

“The Broken Web”
by Chet Raymo

“Every fall, when a mysterious seasonal alarm clock tells them to go, the monarch butterflies of our New England meadows set off on one of the most remarkable migrations in the animal kingdom. They wing their way to a tiny patch of forest in the mountains of central Mexico that they have never visited before, where they are joined by millions of their cousins from all over eastern North America. They rest and feed and wait out the winter. Then, in the spring, they set out for northern meadows, breeding and dying along the way. There will be no Mexican veterans to lead the next migration south.

How do they do it? How does a butterfly that has never made the journey know when to set out and where to go? That pinch of flesh with postage-stamp wings? The call, the map, and the navigational skills must surely lie in the monarch's DNA. The DNA encodes proteins. The proteins are a language of geometry that speaks through the monarch's nervous system: "Ven, sigueme! Come follow me."

To merely contemplate this mystery is wonder enough for a lifetime. Readers of my book "The Path: A One...

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On Trump’s Victory: Gilad Atzmon "IndyWatch Feed War"

November 10, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon It occurred to me in recent years that the act of being Progressive is not a political position but rather a mental state. The incapacity of the entire American progressive and Left establishment to foresee Trump’s landslide victory suggests that we are dealing with people who […]

16:11

"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

“NGC 253 is not only one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible, it is also one of the dustiest. Discovered in 1783 by Caroline Herschel in the constellation of Sculptor, NGC 253 lies only about ten million light-years distant. 
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NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest group to our own Local Group of Galaxies. The dense dark dust accompanies a high star formation rate, giving NGC 253 the designation of starburst galaxy. Visible in the above photograph is the active central nucleus, also known to be a bright source of X-rays and gamma rays.”

16:10

11 Golden Rules of Militant Vaccine Pushers – Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article (“11 Golden Rules of Vaccine Pushers – Part 1”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may only be re-posted in FULL, with proper  (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact at top. Act with integrity or act not at all.

by Brendan D. Murphy, co-founder Global Freedom Movement11 Golden Rules of Militant Vaccine Pushers – Part 1

A Devout Vaccine Apologist’s Guide

“I have no faith in vaccination; nay, I look upon it with the greatest possible disgust…Indeed, I consider we are now living in the Jennerian epoch for the slaughter of innocents, and the unthinking portion of the adult population.”
Dr. W.J. Collins, MD, BS, BSc, MRCS, Twenty Years’ Experience of a Public Vaccinator, 1866 – printed for the Anti-Compulsory Vaccination League (and you poor sods thought this all started in the 1990s with Andrew Wakefield!)

Introduction

The vaccine situation is circus sideshow bizarre now because this great hulking mythology has taken on a life of its own, with such polarizing power that it simply never seems to occur to most proponents/adherents to actually investigate the subject independently and thoroughly for themselves – and so they don’t. (This means spending months and years, by the way, folks. It doesn’t mean spending five minutes perusing a Snopes article or some official government brochure touting the unquestioned “wonders” of vaccination.)

We’re talking swathes of medical professionals who are asleep at the wheel here. Despite their lack of personal investigation, they maintain a disproportional level of confidence in their views – exactly in the same way that a fun...

16:08

"Alive in Joy: Dispelling Drama" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Alive in Joy: Dispelling Drama"
by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM

"Some people are so used to creating drama that a peaceful existence seems uncomfortable for them. There are scores of people in the world who seem to be magnets for calamity. They live their lives jumping from one difficult to the next, surrounded by unstable individuals. Some believe themselves victims of fate and decry a universe they regard as malevolent. Others view their chaotic circumstances as just punishments for some failing within. Yet, in truth, neither group has been fated or consigned to suffer. They are likely unconsciously drawing drama into their lives, attracting catastrophe through their choices, attitudes, and patterns of thought. Drama, however disastrous, can be exciting and stimulating. But the thrill of pandemonium eventually begins to frustrate the soul and drain the energy of all who embrace it. To halt this process, we must understand the root of our drama addiction, be aware of our reactions, and be willing to accept that a serene, joyful life need not be a boring one.

Many people, so used to living in the dramatic world they create, feel uncomfortable when confronted with the prospect of a lifetime of peace and contentment. The drama in their lives serves multiple purposes. Upset causes excitement, prompting the body to manufacture adrenaline, which produces a pleasurable surge of energy. For those seeking affection in the form of sym...

16:06

The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sémalens, Midi-Pyrenees, France. Thanks for stopping by.

16:05

"It Would Be So Much Easier..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"It would be so much easier just to fold our hands and not make this fight... to say, I, one man, I can do nothing. I grow afraid only when I see people thinking and acting like this. We all know the story about the man who sat beside the trail too long, and then it grew over and he could never find his way again. We can never forget what has happened, but we cannot go back nor can we just sit beside the trail".
- Poundmaker, Plains Cree Chief, 1842-1886.
 His dying words.

16:05

The new-Mini Ice Age Coming Rapidly "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The mini-Ice Age maybe coming faster than we expect. Giant-sized snowballs up to 3 feet in diameter have appeared along the Siberian coastline for a stretch of 11 km. The frozen balls appeared on the coastline near the village of Nyda above the Arctic Circle. The snowballs formed in late October when the Gulf of Ob rose up onto land and covered the beach in ice. As the water retreated, the remaining ice chunks rolled over creating snowballs which grew and grew in huge proportions. This area has reached near record cold for this time of year and snow cover has reached the highest level since 1998.

16:03

Mark Twain Perfectly Described the 2016 US Presidential Race 145 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

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“There was no possible way of getting out of it, and so, in deep humiliation, I set about preparing to “answer” a mass of baseless charges and mean and wicked  Full Article »

16:03

Trump Protests Reveal Their Own Hatred "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The degree of how morally debased many of those who have been supporting Hillary is being exposed just how anti-democratic these people are boarding on a virtual communist-like revolution. They have had the audacity to submit a petition to tell the electors not to vote for Trump on December 19th and still give it to Hillary saying they will pay the fines. This is so outrageous it would clearly instill bloodshed and an outright revolution. They claim to have over 2 million signatures and this is following the same path as the court in Britain saying the people had no right to decide their own future, only government.

1928-berlin-revolutionThis is the very same reasoning and call to arms that inspired the communist revolutions. It’s their way or no way. This is highly dangerous and makes one argue they should all be arrested as traitor to the constitution, confined the Arkansas, and then jettisoned from the nation and let them all regulate each other to create their world where they can live on other people’s money. This is so anti-democratic it is unbelievable. This makes a mockery of everyone who has ever died for this country and the fact that Hil...

16:03

Anti-Trump Protesters Take to the Streets for Third Night "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest following the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in front of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Demonstrators hold placards as they protest following the election of Republican Donald Trump as President of the United States in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel November 11, 2016. Credit: Reuters

Miami: Protesters demonstrating against the election of Donald Trump gathered in several US cities for a third night on Friday, hours after the president-elect praised their “passion”.

As darkness fell on Friday, thousands took to the streets of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon, voicing anger at Trump’s inflammatory and often deeply controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and women.

In Miami, several thousand activists marched through the downtown, with a few hundred making their way onto a highway, halting traffic in both directions.

In New York, demonstrators again gathered in Washington Square Park and by Trump Tower, where the Republican president-elect lives, on Fifth Avenue.

Trump, who initially denounced Americans who protested against his election, saying they had been “incited” by the media, reversed course and praised them on Friday.

“Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!” Trump said on Twitter.

The tweets were further evidence of Trump’s mixed messages since he announced his candidacy 17 months ago. After Democrat Hillary Clinton conceded defeat early on Wednesday, he took a far more conciliatory tone than he had often displayed during his campaign and promised to be a president for all Americans.

There were no reports of violence or arrests at Friday’s rallies, unlike on Thursday night when demonstrators in Portland threw objects, damaging new cars at a dealership. Police there arrested at least 26 people.

In Los Angeles on Thursday night, police arres...

16:02

The Universe "IndyWatch Feed World"

“There are some things that are best forgotten. And when I remember what a few of them are, I'll drop you a line. But a couple of things worth remembering, that are all too easily forgotten, are the times in your life when you felt absolutely alone and uncertain. Yet somehow, perhaps beyond perception, there was a great click, after which suddenly a new friend appeared, an idea was imparted, or a connection established, causing the tides to turn and the floodgates to open. And remembering this, should such "alone and uncertain times" ever revisit you, however dark they may seem, you'll at least be comforted by recalling how transient they always are. Did you just hear something?”
“Pass it on,”
    The Universe

“Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!”
- www.tut.com

16:01

UN: Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal Again "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2010 file photo, an Iranian security officer directs media at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, with the reactor building seen in the background, just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. State TV says the Guardian Council, Iran's constitutional watchdog, ratified a bill Wednesday, June 24, 2015, banning access to military sites and scientists as Tehran and world powers approach a deadline for reaching a comprehensive nuclear deal. The bill would allow for international inspections of Iranian nuclear sites within the framework of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

16:01

Rehab facility mogul arrested for sexual assault, fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Self-proclaimed “rehab mogul” Christopher Bathum, 55, is believed to have used his 19 sober living facilities in South California and Colorado to sexually assault women and steal patients’ identities. He was found to have used their details to scam insurance companies for $44 million. Bathum was arrested on Thursday in his home in Agoura Hills, […]

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The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Obama administration faced reality on Friday when they recognized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be ratified by this Congress. The TPP is dead. How did people power win? We have worked to stop the TPP and other Obama trade agreements for more than five years. We were part of the ‘movement of movements’, […]

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16:01

The Poet: Walt Whitman, "Miracles" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Miracles"

"Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge
of the water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed
at night with anyone I love,
Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honeybees busy around the hive
of a summer forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining
so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon
in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread
with the same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim- the rocks- the motion of the waves
- the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?"

- Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"

16:00

Canadians Pledge To Build Border Wall As Disgruntled US Voters Look To Immigrate En Masse "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump’s victory has led to a crash in Canada’s immigration website and thus has caused the Canadians to voice their desire for a border wall. Those opposing Trump began looking at immigration options as soon as things were getting heated during the election.

Canada’s immigration website crashed hours before Trump was declared the winner of the US presidential election. Access has since been restored to the site. This leading to talk of a wall. Many Canadian journalists have supported the idea of a wall separating the US and Canada. Josh Freed of the Montreal Gazette says that “we must build a wall between the US and us, and the time is now.” 

Many Canadian citizens have vocalized about just how useful a wall could be to them. They seem to see it as a way to keep American bad habits out of Canada. While at this time we do not know if Canada will actually push for a wall or not, but how ironic is that? It appears illegal immigration from the United States into Canada is going to become a major issue in Canadian politics.

16:00

Anti-Trump Protestors in Minneapolis Shut Down Interstate 94 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Twin Cities, MN – Thousands stormed Interstate 94 in Minneapolis, protesting Donald Trump, the new President-elect, on Thursday night, effectively halting traffic in both directions for several hours.

This action came a day after Unicorn Riot was in St. Paul, where we were live throughout the evening documenting the more than five hour march that took place starting at the State Capitol building.

As anti-Trump protests continued to sweep through the nation’s streets for a third night in a row on Thursday, Unicorn Riot was livestreaming during both the Minneapolis and Denver protests that shut down major interstates.

In Minneapolis, the protest began as a rally on the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus. After a myriad of speakers finished, throngs of protesters took to the streets, marching down Cedar and Franklin avenues.

The march paused at the G.O.P. headquarters, located in the heart of the ‘liberal’ Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis and speeches were made. “F— Trump” graffiti was added in large letters to the outer brick wall of the building that holds G.O.P.’s headquarters.

From there, protesters marched down Riverside Avenue, where hundreds, maybe thousands, streamed onto the on-ramp for Interstate 94, effectively shutting down one of the main interstates in Minnesota for several hours.

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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16:00

Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, including the rising popularity of tiny houses.

These dwellings, typically defined as less than 500 square feet, are a way for people to break free of mortgages, taxes, utility bills and the general trappings of “stuff.”

They’re especially attractive to millennials and retirees, or those seeking to live off-grid.

But government and corporations depend on rampant consumerism and people being connected to the grid.


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15:59

The TPP is Dead: The People Defeat Transnational Corporate Power "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

the defeat of the TPP is a tremendous victory that should propel us forward. It shows organized people have power even in the US oligarchy. We need to build on this power, continue our unity as a movement of movements and demand that the people's agenda becomes the political agenda,

15:55

Earth Facing ‘Mini Ice Age’ In 15 Years As Sun Found To Be Cooling "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people have been emphasizing the chance of Global Warming for decades, but new research says that something quite different is actually heading our way. According to these researchers, a drop in solar magnetism will actually cause a miniature ice age in the next 15 years.

Currently, solar activity is at the lowest level it has reached in the past 300 years. Researchers say that the last time it reached a point this low, London’s Thames River froze over, during another mini ice age known as the Maunder Minimum. According to data provided by a new breakthrough model that scientists are now using, solar magnetic activity should decrease by 50% between 2030-2040.

By looking at the Sun’s “11-year heartbeat’, or the time period in which magnetic activity fluctuates. The “heartbeat” cycle was discovered around 173 years ago.

A new mathematician has come up with a more up-to-date model that has the ability to predict future solar cycles based on dynamo effects in two layers inside of the Sun.

Basically, the dynamo effects are the geographical theory that decides how the movement of the Earth’s outer core will conduct materials such as liquid iron across the magnetic field to create an electric current. The also predicts fluid motion underneath the Earth’s surface to create two magnetic fields across the axis of the rotation of planet Earth.

By using the theory of the Sun, Professor Valentina Zharkova from Northumbria University was able to predict the affects of solar cycles with 97 percent accuracy.

earth

During an Astronomy Meeting, Zharkova stated, “We found magnetic wave components appearing in pairs, originating in two different layers in the Sun’s interior.

“They both have a frequency of approximately 11 years, although this frequency is slightly different, and they are offset in time.

“Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97 per cent.”

Her prediction is that the next peak in the cycle should be in 2022. The cycle directly after that, Cycle 26, will be the beginning of a new ice age.
Continuing, she said, “In Cycle 26, the two...

15:53

If true, the Govts of israel & Saudi will be wetting their pants: Trump: “I’m Reopening 9/11 Investigation” "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump: I’m Reopening 9/11 Investigation Donald Trump’s plans for his first 100 days in office are raising eyebrows around the world, but of all the items on his agenda it is the reopening of the 9/11 investigation that will provide the greatest earthquake for the establishment. Trump believes that 9/11 has not been properly investigated […]

15:53

New Therapeutic Vaccine Approach Holds Promise for HIV Remission "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in collaboration with scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V., one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences, Inc., has demonstrated that combining an experimental vaccine with an innate immune stimulant may help lead to viral remission in people living with HIV. In animal trials, the combination decreased levels of viral DNA in peripheral blood and lymph nodes, and improved viral suppression and delayed viral rebound following discontinuation of anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The research team's findings appeared online today in the journal Nature.

"The objective of our study was to identify a functional cure for HIV -- not to eradicate the virus, but to control it without the need for ART," said lead author Dan Barouch, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at BIDMC. "Current antiretroviral drugs, although they're lifesaving, do not cure HIV. They merely hold it in check. We are trying to develop strategies to achieve ART-free, long-term viral suppression."

The finding would make an enormous difference in Africa where HIV is epidemic, if they can get an affordable treatment into the field.


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15:51

Proposition 57 Allows ‘Non-Violent’ Offenders To Be Eligible For Parole: This Includes Rapists And Human Traffickers! "IndyWatch Feed World"

Proposition 57 has been highly controversial and with good reason. The goal of this is to reduce the amount of inmates in California prisons by setting them free.

It would be a great idea if these ‘non-violent’ offenders were not people who were serving time for rape, gang-related gun crimes, performing lewd acts against children, and many other terrible things. The poor drafting of this proposition puts all of these things in groups as ‘non-violent’ crimes. This making those people eligible for early parole and release! These are all crimes that are considered ‘non-violent’ under proposition 57:

  • Rape by intoxication
  • Rape of an unconscious person
  • Human trafficking involving sex acts with minors
  • Drive-by shootings
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Hostage taking
  • Attempting to explode a bomb at a hospital or school
  • Hate crimes causing physical injury
  • Domestic violence involving trauma
  • Supplying firearms to a gang member
  • Failing to register as a sex offender
  • Lewd acts against a child 14 or 15
  • Discharging a firearm on school grounds
  • Arson

Do these people sound like people we want to have released? Most of the people in prisons are not first-time offenders and have been in and out their whole lives. Letting these people free could potentially be one of the worst moves possible.

With every single parole hearing victims of these criminals are forced to relive what they went through and it is apparent that crime rates will go up as these criminals make their way out into the world once again.

57 gives the state government the authority to reduce the sentences of inmates who have committed terrible deeds when they show ‘good behavior.’  This meaning criminals who have done these things are being treated the same as first-time offenders and that is not fair at all.

Should someone who rapes an unconscious person really be released from prison early? Elderly child molesters who go for young boys? They should be able to cut their sentences in half, right? NO!

While 57 will be saving taxpayers lots of money by reducing wasteful prison spending if this is the lengths we have to go to then they can keep spending that money! They say that they are rehabilitating these inmates and I’m sure that is true in some cases but these people should still serve the time sentenced to them.

The only issue with this proposition  is that they have given too broad an area as to what is considered ‘non-violent.’ There i...

15:50

Assassination Threats Against Trump Spike "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Assassination Threats Against Trump Spike

Assassination Threats Against Trump Spike In Dangerous And Out Of Control Aftermath – Snowflakes And Psychopaths By Susan Duclos It was a brutal and ugly campaign season but the election is over, so while it is expected that supporters of one side would be celebrating a win while supporters of the other side would be…

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15:47

GOP Rep: Paul Ryan ‘Does Not Have My Vote’; Trump Gave Congress a Mandate, Ryan Gave a ‘Constitutional Crisis’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during the 1st Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin Fall Fest on October 8, 2016 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was scheduled to attend the Fall Fest with Ryan, who said he was 'sickened' by lewd and misogynistic comments Trump made as he described groping women in a 2005 video released on October 7, disinviting him from the political event in Wisconsin. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

15:45

Dakota Access Challenges Army Corp on Hold Requests "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Dakota Access LLC is digging in both literally and figuratively on its pipeline plans, declaring it will only halt pipeline construction as requested by the U.S....

New eruptive phase begins at Sabancaya after 18 years, Peru "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new eruptive phase has started at Peru's Sabancaya volcano with a violent explosion registered at 01:42 UTC on Monday, November 7, 2016, INGEMMET-OVI said. Since then, the volcano is constantly emitting steam and ash. Ashfall is reported in communities up to...... Read more »

Series of earthquakes hit Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A series of earthquakes hit parts of Oklahoma on November 11, 2016, just days after damaging M5.0 in Cushing, north-central Oklahoma, one of the world's key oil hubs. Between 00:08 and 15:49 UTC today, USGS registered a total of 6 earthquakes with magnitudes...... Read more »

Fragt ihr euch auch, wie es beispielsweise beim Kampf ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fragt ihr euch auch, wie es beispielsweise beim Kampf gegen Hatespeech kommen kann, dass die Leute, die anderen Hatespeech und Intoleranz vorwerfen, dann selber kein Stück mehr Toleranz gegenüber Andersdenkenden aufbringen können?

Das ist eine Frage, die bei mir häufiger in Einsendungen artikuliert wird.

Eine Theorie, die ich gehört habe, ist dass "der Zweck halt die Mittel heiligt". Das geht aber glaube ich zu weit. Ich glaube, dass die Entscheidung hier nicht in absoluten Werten getroffen wird, sondern in relativen. Ich glaube, dass das nur geht, weil die Leute sich ein Weltbild zurechtgelegt haben, das die Untaten der Gegenseite schlimmer einschätzt als die eigenen Untaten.

Ich dachte eine Weile, dass die Leute gar nicht merken, wenn sie selbst intolerant sind, aber das hat sich bisher überhaupt noch nicht bestätigen lassen, wenn ich sie auf ihr Verhalten angesprochen habe. Uns Menschen ist bewusst, wenn wir etwas unmoralisches tun, und wir brauchen vorher ein moralisches Framework, in dem der Gegenüber das verdient hat, beispielsweise weil er mehr auf dem Kerbholz hat als wir. Das konnte ich jetzt schon häufiger live beobachten, wie die eigene Intoleranz am Ende dadurch rationalisiert oder gerechtfertigt wird, dass man sagt, aber der Trump ist ja noch viel schlimmer. Aber das sind doch Rassisten! Nazis! Frauenhasser! Auch "mit solchen Leuten kann man doch nicht mehr reden" halte ich inzwischen für eine nachträgliche Rationalisierung dafür, dass man es nie probiert hat.

Woran kann man das festmachen? An der Nazi-Keule zum Beispiel. Wenn die andere Seite Nazis sind, dann ist ja wohl ganz klar jede Gegenwehr legitim.

Ich weiß natürlich nicht, ob meine Einschätzung stimmt oder nicht. Aber ich habe mir eine Gegenstrategie zurechtgelegt, die ihr wahrscheinlich schon beobachten konntet hier im Blog. Ich achte darauf, bei allen sich bietetenden Gelegenheiten die moralischen Standards, die wir auf die Gegenseite anwenden, auch auf uns anzuwenden.

Wenn euch das bei mir also nervt, dann wisst ihr jetzt, wieso ich das immer mache.

Macht doch mal eine kleine Übung. Achtet mal darauf, wenn Leute in so Kategorien wie "Rassist", "Nazi", "antiamerikanisch" oder "frauenfeindlich" reden. Achtet mal darauf, ob die im selben Atemzug Sanktionen fordern oder androhen. Dann liegt der Verdacht nahe, finde ich, dass es sich um eine Rationalisierung handelt. Beobachtet das am besten natürlich bei euch selbst. Aber wenn ihr es bei jemand anderem beobachtet, dann probiert doch mal, dazu ein Gespräch zu starten.

Habt ihr das auch gehört? Mark Zuckerberg ist gestorben?Nein, ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Habt ihr das auch gehört? Mark Zuckerberg ist gestorben?

Nein, ist er nicht. Das war bloß ein Facebook-Bug.

Kennt ihr den schon? Polizei macht Hausdurchsuchung ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Kennt ihr den schon? Polizei macht Hausdurchsuchung beim LKA Bayern? Verdacht auf — festhalten! — Strafvereitelung im Amt, Urkundenfälschung, Falschaussagen vor Gericht.

Klingt nach einer lupenreine kriminelle Vereinigung! Hatten sie doch Recht mit ihrer Panikmache wegen der organisierten Kriminalität! Und sie wussten, warum sie warnten, weil sie es selber waren?

Primärquelle war die Süddeutsche, und ich hätte auch gerne auf die gelinkt, aber die wollen ja nicht mehr verlinkt werden. Schade, schade.

15:45

German media demands military buildup in response to US election "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In German commentaries on the foreign policy consequences of the American presidential election, a central theme has emerged: With the election of Donald Trump, the United States has departed from the community of Western politics and values, and Germany must therefore build itself up militarily, unite Europe under its leadership, and take on the international responsibility for the defence of “Western values”...

15:45

The Anti-Trump Protesters Are Tools of the Oligarchy "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progressives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election? They look like, and are acting worse than, the «white trash» that they are denouncing. I think I know who they are.

15:42

“Why the Left Has No future”, [by Christopher Lasch] "IndyWatch Feed War"

This essay by Christopher Lasch was released in 1986 on the Tikkun magazine, but, seeing what is happening today in USA, we consider  it is very useful to read or reread it today. "Why the Left Has No  future", by Christopher Lasch, Tikkun 1986 These stale polemics, full of moral outrage and theoretical hot air, inadvertently show why […]

15:40

Aldi Has Gone Full Organic, Banned Pesticides and Rivals Whole Foods As Healthiest Grocery Store "IndyWatch Feed World"

Did you know that Aldi Sud, a German Supermarket chain that has stores in the United States has banned pesticides toxic to bees! Their ban includes many of the major pesticides used.

The ban itself was announced back in January of 2016, the retailer then expected their fruit and veggie suppliers to comply with the new policy. They ensured this was something that needed to happen as soon as possible. They decided they would no longer tolerate the use of the following pesticides:

  • Thiamethoxam- Applied to lettuce.
  • Chlorpyrifos- Applied to herbs, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale.
  • Deltamethrin- Applied to cauliflower, peppers, cucumbers, peas, tomatoes, and more.
  • Fipronil
  • Cypermethrin
  • Sulfoxaflor
  • Imidacloprid- Applied to apples, peaches, and apricots.

The retailer decided banning these pesticides would be best based off of public pressure. Another German retailer banned the herbicide chemical glyphosate as well.

These pesticides are toxic to bees and glyphosate has been known to fuel many health issues. These pesticides cause serious issues for bee reproduction, navigation, and foraging. These pesticides work to suppress the bees immune system, slowly killing them.

Protecting the bees should be something we consider vital. Without the bees, we cannot exist. As you may know, there have been several things happen to decline the bee population and that needs to end here. Other companies need to follow in the footsteps of Aldi Sud and cut these pesticides out. For our sake and for sake of the bees. For more information on the declining bee population please watch the videos below.

15:39

Birds of a Feather "IndyWatch Feed World"

The fact that we’re rather “into birds” should come as no surprise to anyone giving even a quick perusal of this site. In addition to the birds themselves, we enjoy highlighting those who photograph them, those who paint them, those who study them, as well as those who craft them. 

We’re also a big fan of bird guides, so what fun to find one that overlaps the science, the art and the joy of birding!

The Sibley Bird Guides are wonderful to begin with, but this new one is just the thing for the “birder who has everything.”

 


15:39

Executions in Mosul, Kirkuk Areas; 227 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Militants executed scores in at least three different locations in Iraq.

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15:33

CIA Document Confirms Reality of Humans with ‘Special Abilities’ Able to Do ‘Impossible’ Things "IndyWatch Feed World"

From the beginning of time, there have been reported incidents of supernatural abilities like telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena. While most of us probably had assumed this had halted, or possibly never even existed, modern day science says that it did exist and probably still does.

These modern age scientists have actually been researching the relationship between mind and matter for over a century. In this quest, they have discovered that there are observable effects on the physical world that were made inside of the mind.

While these effects aren’t often visible to the naked eye, they can be seen on a much deeper level, otherwise known as the quantum level.

The quantum double slit experiment is commonly used to illustrate the connection between consciousness and the physical realm. This experiment in particular shows that observation “not only disturbs what has to be measured, they produce it.”

Max Planck, who originated the quantum theory, said to think of consciousness as “fundamental” and matter as “derivative from consciousness.”

Eugene Wigner, a physicist and mathematician said that “it was not possible to formulate the laws of quantum mechanics in a fully consistent way without reference to consciousness.”

The CIA Document

The document, titled “Chronology of Recent Interest in Exceptional Functions of the Human Body in the People’s Republic of China.” In this document, there is an outline of government interest in supernatural abilities.

In the Stargate program, the US government openly showed an interest in similar abilities.

That program, in particular, lasted over 20 years before the public was told.

Here is a brief outline of the document:

-In 1979, a major Chinese science journal, Ziran Zachi (Nature Journal), carried a report on “non-visual pattern recognition” in which numerous accounts of exceptional human body function were confirmed. As a result, an unofficial preliminary organization to study this type of thing under the watch of Nature Journal

-In 1980, the Journal and the Chinese Human Body Science Association...

15:31

Hillary Clinton’s defeat empowers misogynists worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

For years now, Hillary Clinton has ranked as one of the most famous and influential women in the world― winning fans among the world’s female leaders for her advocacy of global feminism and her work championing women and girls. The next step, many thought, would be to the White House where she…


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Putin might be facing a wall with Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Russian President Vladimir Putin may have gained a new friend in a very high place Tuesday night. Within a couple hours of the final announcement that Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency, Putin phoned the president-elect to congratulate him on his victory. Putin said the two needed to talk to…


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RT EXCLUSIVE: Peter Lavelle interviews Dr. Ron Paul on Trump’s Challenges "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21st Century Wire says…
In 2008 and 2012, Ron Paul created a libertarian and paleoconservative insurency in America. The country had an opportunity to elect a real stateman and dedicated constitutionalist in Dr Paul, but unfortunately he could not overcome establishment gatekeepers within his own party, as well as in the corrupt US mainstream media.
In 2016, few commentators are as well-placed to analyse the rise of the Trump insurgency as well as Dr Paul.
CrossTalk ask: “With the surprise election of Donald Trump, can we expect an equally surprising foreign policy from him? During the campaign he provided us with a glimpse

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Don Lemon sets panelist straight after she claims rural white people know minorities from TV "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Panelists on CNN joined Don Lemon on Friday night to discuss what may have led so much of the country to vote for Donald Trump on Tuesday — something that pundits, analysts, and journalists are trying to wrap their heads around. As many in recent days have discussed the bubble of rural America,…


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Obama abandons efforts to pass signature Pacific trade deal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Obama administration is largely suspending efforts to pass a sweeping Pacific trade deal meant to bind the US and Asia after congressional Republicans said they would not advance it in the election’s aftermath. The US Trade Representative’s office had been lobbying lawmakers for months to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal in the lame-duck session […]

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4 Truly Important Items for Your Post-Election List of Things to Protest "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dylan Charles, EditorWaking Times
Supporters of Clinton in the painfully long 2016 presidential campaign warned us before the vote that if Trump lost the election, his supporters would stop at nothing to disrupt Clinton’s inauguration. They said riots, violence and revolution would break out, and that Republicans would claim voter fraud and refuse to respect the democratic process or accept the results should Hillary have won.
This scare tactic and all the other nightmare fantasies about Trump projected into public consciousness by the left were insufficient to persuade enough voters to go for Hillary, and as many suspected would happen, Clinton voters

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‘What Open Borders Mean for Corporations Is Really About Restricting Workers’ Rights’ – CounterSpin interview with Michelle Chen on Samsung's labor and environmental abuses "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Janine Jackson interviewed Michelle Chen about Samsung’s labor and environmental abuses for the November 4, 2016, CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Michelle Chen: “Samsung has found all sorts of creative ways, depending on which regulatory system they’re working under, to evade labor contract law and keep workers on these short-term contracts.” (photo: Roksbloggen) […]

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15:30

Here’s a new Labour Policy. Just wait "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Our media try to make us think that Auckland is a unique out of control housing market, and our problems are unique and the worst in the world. Want to keep your million-dollar luxury pad in Vancouver empty? Get ready to pay C$10,000 ($7,450) annually in extra taxes. Lie about it? That’ll be C$10,000 a […]

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15:30

Tuning the Voice of India: How to Better Deploy Soft Power "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The government needs to be more open, creative and clear in its communications with the wider world, instead of the conservative, secretive and dull methods that are currently the norm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recording his radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'. Credit: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recording his radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’. Credit: PTI

Bureaucracy, particularly in our part of the world is not easily attuned to public communication and its demands. “Less is more”, “need to know basis”, “information is power” are all zealously embedded truisms that are imbibed and intoned with great faith and conviction. When we do communicate, dexterity is a casualty. The issue of perfect pitch and a good listening ear scarcely applies. Elegance of articulation instead of being a prized asset is often undervalued. Officialdom inhabits its own neck of the woods and its own echo chamber. The world outside is not internalised sufficiently when it comes to adapting, adjusting and calibrating means and methods of articulation. 

Government websites (with a few outstanding exceptions) are not appealing or attractive in their construction and display, in contrast to those of India’s Western or East Asian counterparts. They seem to resemble long laundry lists and are designed to overwhelm rather than ensure audience interest or a loyal following among viewers and users, especially those outside the country.

Information is the precious resource that the government commands, but its mere possession does not make it a force multiplier. The proactive flow of this information, the crafting of press statements and fact sheets, the ability to troubleshoot in a strateg...

15:30

Everything Is In Place, The Central Bank Is Going To Bring Down The Economy (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Everything Is In Place, The Central Bank Is Going To Bring Down The Economy

Everything Is In Place, The Central Bank Is Going To Bring Down The Economy UMich consumer confidence rose to it’s highest right before the election, now it most likely will be revised down. Gold crashes when someone dumped billion of contracts. Over 1 trillion dollars in bond losses happened this week. Trump is not repealing…

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15:28

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

After Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election, many Americans are left to wonder what his agenda will be once the president-elect takes office.

If you are one of those people, the Trump campaign has released his “Contract with the American Voter,” which outlines a 100-day action plan to “restore prosperity to our, economy, security to our communities and honesty to our government.”

The plan promises that in the first 100 days Trump will focus on tax reforms and relief, an infrastructure package, the repealing of ObamaCare and an illegal immigration act.

Here is the full text of Trump’s plan:

What follows is my 100-day action plan to Make America Great Again. It is a contract between myself and the American voter — and begins with restoring honesty, accountability, and change to Washington

Therefore, on the first day of my term of office, my administration will immediately pursue the following six measures to clean up the corruption and special interest collusion in Washington, DC:

FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;

SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);

THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;

FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;

FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;

SIXTH, a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

On the same day, I will begin taking the following 7 actions to protect American workers:

FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205

SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator

FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately

FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects,...

15:28

(Half) Trump, Tragedy & Hope Pt. 8: The Philosophy of Globalism – Conclusion Video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is the first half of a full talk which can be obtained by subscribing to JaysAnalysis for 4.95 a month or 60.00 per year at the PayPal links.  We conclude the Tragedy & Hope lectures with the timely election of Donald Trump which eerily parallels the Goldwater era. The first half of the talk discusses the race and what Trump symbolizes, while the second half for subscribers closes out the final chapters of Dr. Quigley’s monumental tome.

Stream or download the first free half audio here

Lecture 1 is here.

Lecture 2 is here.

Lecture 3 is here.

Lecture 4 here.

Lecture 5 is here

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15:25

Turkish governor dies after southeast bomb attack, 30 detained: sources "IndyWatch Feed War"

By News Desk – 12/11/2016 (Reuters) A Turkish district governor wounded in a bomb attack on his office in the largely Kurdish southeast has died in hospital and police detained 30 people as part of the investigation, security sources said on Friday. Suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants carried out Thursday’s attack in the Derik […]

15:22

The True Sharing Economy: Inaugurating an Age of the Heart "IndyWatch Feed War"

Any act that tries to contribute towards ending the prevalent suffering caused by absolute poverty is, in itself, the purest expression of a sharing economy via the heart, via our maturity and via common sense, especially if that act is focused on trying to persuade our political representatives to commit to sharing the resources of the world.

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What is the sharing economy, and what is its meaning and significance for the world we live in today? If you try and investigate this question through the internet, there are many debates and misleading definitions that you will soon come across. The sharing economy is commonly understood as a rising phenomenon of the new millennium that leverages information technology through peer-to-peer platforms, empowering individuals to share goods and services through bartering, leasing or the swapping of private assets. There is also a revival of non-monetised initiatives under this broad umbrella which enable communities to share more in their daily lives, whether it’s through informal groups that come together with a common aim and purpose, or cooperative endeavours that provide shared access to skills, time, knowledge and productive spaces. Despite some controversies that have dogged the most popular initiatives in recent years, many of their leading advocates continue to have an idealistic vision of how the sharing economy can help to catalyse a social transition towards a more egalitarian, participatory and environmentally sustainable world.

But are these technology-driven innovations and primarily market-mediated forms of exchange really the sum total of what it means to ‘share’ in modern societies? And is it true that the sharing economy is still in its infancy today, as is so often stated by those who comment on this fast expanding trend? The fact is that sharing has always been with us as a distinctly human characteristic, and even applies to the sub-human kingdoms of nature as well as the higher spiritual realms that are much hypothesised in esoteric philosophy. We have always shared within our homes and families without the need for smartphones and high technology, which would include the sharing of food, heating and the other basic necessities of life, as well as the living space, conviviality and mutual support that is fundamental to our health and prosperity. We share the common lands with our neighbours and communities; we share the roads, the public transport, the air and nature that surrounds us. Humanity would never have survived since the arrival of the earliest hominin unless we practised sharing on an interpersonal and communal basis, which is an evolutionary trait that behavioural scientists and anthropologists have long recognised as intrinsic to our essential nature.

It is also a trait that is necessarily expressed, however incipiently or insufficiently, on both national and global levels through the intervention of go...

15:10

Obama Quietly Signs Executive Order To Achieve Global Vaccination Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Obama Quietly Signs Executive Order To Achieve Global Vaccination Agenda Last Friday, November 4th, Obama quietly signed an Executive Order titled Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure from Infectious Disease Threats. “It is the policy of the United States to advance the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), which is…

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15:09

Refugees are not the problem corrupt governments that create them are "IndyWatch Feed National"



Is the company called the 'Australian Government' supporting overseas corrupt government actions by accepting refugees ?

THE general populous of Australia have been 'notified' by a member of the 'Australian Government' (Bronwyn Bishop - in 2015) that:

"The first job of a government is to look after the safety of its people"

As one should be aware 'refugees' are created as a result of something going very wrong in one's country.

That something going 'wrong' is as a result of a failure of governance ("peace, order, and good government").

Refugees are NOT the problem, they are as a result of a corrupt government.

As people power can prevail, HELP them deal with the corrupt people in their country's government by sending them back EN MASSE.

15:01

Paris attacks: Counter-terrorism chief wants fingerprinting & iris scans for all at UK borders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Every person entering the United Kingdom should be forced to undergo “fool-proof” fingerprinting and iris scans, the country’s newly appointed counter-terrorism chief says, claiming the move will prevent terrorists from entering Britain. Speaking one year after the Paris attacks left 130 people dead and 368 injured, the UK’s new senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, […]

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15:00

The Clintons and Soros launch America’s Purple Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to «go quietly into that good night». On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered ...Read More

15:00

Looks like racists, bigots and misogynists are law abiding people "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

I know, I know.  Correlation doesn’t mean causation.  But for crying out loud, have a look at this.  

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15:00

Overnight Open Thread: Highly-Decorated Veteran Reunited With Special Part Of His Military Past "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Thanks to both for their service. Via KIRO7: A highly-decorated veteran is celebrating Veterans Day with a special part of his past he never thought he’d see again. It’s been more than 10 years since Lt. General Ted Jenes and his wife Bev had their lives forever changed when a compost bin alongside their home […]

15:00

Billionaire Globalist Soros Exposed as Hidden Hand Behind Trump Protests — Provoking US ‘Color Revolution’ "IndyWatch Feed World"

Billionaire globalist financier George Soros’ MoveOn.org has been revealed to be a driving force behind the organizing of nationwide protests against the election of Donald Trump — exposing the protests to largely be an organized, top-down operation — and not an organic movement of concerned Americans taking to the streets as reported by the mainstream media.

Wednesday saw protests in the streets of at least 10 major U.S. cities. Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn., Seattle, and several other cities saw protests, according to USA Today.

In light of the protests and rioting that have transpired since the election of Trump, a closer analysis of the dynamic at play is warranted to gauge whether it’s an organic grassroots movement, or something much more organized, sophisticated and potentially dangerous.

Soros’ affiliated organization MoveOn.org released the following press release yesterday afternoon:


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14:59

Security, Cyber, and Elections (part 2) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Modelling the actual attack to create a counterintelligence plan

14:59

USA-North Korea: US Experts Offer Strategies "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

3412312312Continuing the topic of the American reaction to the development of North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programme, it can be noted that the expert opinions on “what to do and who is to blame” are quite different. Different camps encourage (or disapprove) different versions of the American response on the basis of a very similar set of input data.

Here, we will look at three studies representing various think tanks and political camps.

  • materials drawn up by Jane Harman, the Director of The Woodrow Wilson International Center, former Congressman, and her colleague James Pearson, an expert on Korean issues, published in The Washington Post (supporters of negotiations);
  • the works of Evans Revere, a former diplomat, the Ex-President of the Korean Society and the head of the Albright Stonebridge Group think tank (supporter of hard pressure measures);
  • materials drawn up by Richard Haass, the head of Council on Foreign Relations think tank, a former head of Planning Division of the US Department of State, prepared for publication at The Strategist (focuses on prognostics and risks assessment).

The Current Situation

Each of the three authors notes that the development of the North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programme will mean the next President of the United States faces a very serious challenge, and it requires a different policy – not Obama’s strategic patience.

The following theses are common to all three materials:

  • North Korea has adapted to life with sanctions. It creates and tests ballistic missiles and nuclear warheads regardless. As J. Harman and J. Pearson wrote, “for years we have applied severe unilateral and multilateral sanctions in an attempt to force North Korea to denuclearize”, but “the chosen strategy has not worked”.
  • Moreover, the effectiveness of sanctions is limited due to China’s position. J. Harman and J. Pearson believe that China considers the occurrence of a unified Korea in alliance with the USA as a worse scenario than North Korea with nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, as long as Be...

14:57

Illuminati Card Game Predicts Donald Trumps Assassination "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Card game predicted 9/11, B.P Oil Spill and Princess Diana

TRUMP? Terrifying card game looks like it has predicted the potential president's death

TRUMP? Terrifying card game looks like it has predicted the potential president’s death

NeonNettle| An Illuminati card game which predicted the death of Princess Diana, 9/11 and the B.P oil spill has also predicted the assassination of Donald trump. The game, which has stirred many conspiracy theories, has been so accurate that many people are starting to take it seriously.

The DailyStar reports: It looks almost certain that Trump will win the keys to the White House, but this horrifying game has predicted he won’t get anywhere near it.

Conspiracy theorists believe the game may have depicted future events before they happened with terrifying accuracy.

Steve Jackson’s Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy was released in 1995, well before many of the shocking moments it predicts.

But with the billionaire tycoon steaming his way towards the White House, this creepy game appears to predict that he will not see election day on November 8.

The card, titled Enough is Enough, is thought to hold an image similar to an angry-looking Trump, 70, taken in 2011.

PREDICTION? The card is a warning signal to conspiracy theorists

PREDICTION? The card is a warning sign...

14:53

Why We Need a New Democratic Party "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We need a people's party -- a party capable of organizing and mobilizing Americans in opposition to Donald Trump's Republican party, which is about to take over all three branches of the U.S. government. We need a New Democratic Party that will fight against intolerance and widening inequality.

14:53

Previously-Deported Illegal Alien Caught on Camera Destroying Trump Signs While ‘at Work’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Vandals, including an illegal alien who had been previously deported, were caught on film destroying former U.S. Navy SEAL officer and Blackwater USA founder Erik Prince's Trump signs.

14:52

The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria – London book launch. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) was the venue on Friday 11 November for the launch of Chudi Offodile’s controversial book: The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria. Several UK-based Nigerians, pro-Biafran separatists, and academics with an interest in Nigeria turned up to hear the author speak about the book […]

14:52

Bird of the Day: Rain Quail "IndyWatch Feed World"

Rain Quail by Gururaj Moorching - La Paz Group

Outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka


14:52

NEO – Arab world fears Trump presidency "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - The Arab world has a lot to fear from Trump, as he will also be the de facto president of Israel, with Shelley Adelson as an unofficial Secretary of State for Netanyahu.

14:51

How To Destroy The West. "IndyWatch Feed National"


Anything here ring any bells for you?


14:50

Despite This “Spooky” Market, There Is Opportunity Everywhere. Here Are A Few "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Despite This

Despite This “Spooky” Market, There Is Opportunity Everywhere. Here Are A Few Selangor Maju Overseas is dumping us treasuries, meaning the remaining 2/3 of usd will come back, making everything up. Make as much profit as possible and backup with gold, because this is short term, once it down there is nothing to stop the…

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14:42

The Peaceful Exchange of Power Begins "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pundits scramble to get a handle on current events.

14:41

Arab Spring Price Tag Calculated at $614 Billion "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

(An anti-government protester displays paintings on her hand of other countries involved in the Arab Spring revolutions during a rally to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa October 26, 2011. The words read, "Go out." REUTERS/Louafi Larbi )

14:36

Why Trump Won the Presidency "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

In an earlier post prior to the election I observed that, “The US has been on the road to fascism for a long time. Both Democrats and Republicans have for decades been advancing the same agenda of ceding power to transnational mega-corporations and the global banking cartel. So called “free trade” agreements are simply ways of allowing capital to more freely, exploit labor and the environment, and forcing governments to guarantee their profits.

Changes in financial regulations, like the repeal of Glass-Steagall under Bill Clinton in 1999, have enabled banking companies to grow to monstrous size (“too big to fail”) and to more easily cheat the clients they are supposed to serve.”

Now Jordan Chariton, while he does not call it fascism, details this trend in his article, Trump’s victory over Clinton was sealed 40 years ago. He points out that Bill Clinton continued the trend that began under Ronal Reagan, and that it was Clinton who presided over the deregulation of the Telecom Industry, repeal of Glass-Steagall, deregulation of credit-default swaps, loosened banking rules, and NAFTA, all of which contributed to the dismantling of American manufacturing and the decline of the American middle class.

He concludes that “The GOP, and Donald Trump, is not the answer. Unfortunately, a cowardly and corrupt Democratic Party let millions of people think they are.”

I am inclined to agree with Paul Waldman who wrote in the Washington Post If you voted for Trump because he’s ‘anti-establishment,’ guess what: You got conned. He says:
“An organizational chart of Trump’s transition team shows it to be crawling with corporate lobbyists, representing such clients as Altria, Visa, Coca-Cola, General Electric, Verizon, HSBC, Pfizer, Dow Chemical, and Duke Energy. And K Street is positively salivating over all the new opportunities they’ll have to deliver goodies to their clients in the Trump era.”

Another indication of that reality is the stock market surge on the day after the election. The companies that gained the most were banks, weapons manufacturers, and drug companies.

No, Donald Trump is not the one who will “make America great again.” That is a job that needs to be done by you and me and all of us working together to find common ground and create new systems and structures that are honest, open, transparent and consistent with our most fundamental values.

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14:34

‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress Lea DeLaria Wants To ‘Take Out’ Trump Supporters With Baseball Bat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

‘Love Trumps Hate’. Except not so much with leftists, the violence and hate is just astonishing. Via Fox News: Actress Lea DeLaria found herself in hot water after she wrote on Instagram that she wanted to “take out” Republicans and Independents with a baseball bat. DeLaria, best known for her role as Big Boo on […]

14:32

Hollowed Souls and The Inescapable Box, Donald Trump Edition "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"





Written by Grant G


Donald Trump's presidential victory...

I have difficulty in describing the hollow feeling within, my internal compass was and is still spinning wildly, not knowing what direction to point, an emptiness filled my soul after Donald Trump triumphed and I'm not an American nor do I live in that country so it's easy to relate to the despair 50 million Americans are feeling..

Alone, that's how I felt when my father died, depressed and bitter when my long lived animal companions perished in a house fire, but never before did I feel hollow, dad left me direction and a moral compass, my feline family members left me resolve to start anew and Jinnycat has more than filled the void..

I was not a Hillary Clinton fan, believed the democratic party didn't try hard enough to give America a fresh choice, Clinton..Bush..never do I want to see those names on a presidential ballot again..

The Klu Klux Klan is making plans for a December 3rd victory march in Pelham North Carolina  and yes Donald Trump is saying he disavows that racist club but does he really, a wink nod campaign, Donald Trump alluded to 2nd amendment fanatics and NRA people to stop Hillary in a not so subtle assassination threat..even at Trump's election night victory party his supporters were calling for Hillary Clinton to be locked up..

Did I know racism was so rampant in America, not to this extent, a rural suburban divide, a division of the educated, a division of colour, a division of voters who live in diverse multi-coloured cities against nearly all white rural counties and no, it's not right to paint voters with a broad-brush but one can't overlook or ignore the demographics...Donald Trump attracted older white male votes, older white female votes and votes from the least educated Americans...the same demographic that voted for Stephen Harper in our last federal election...

Americans marching and in some cases protesting violently from coast to coast and Trump has yet to do a single legislative thing or use any presidential executive order, those privileges don't kick in for a few months and I don't see how Donald Trump can do anything to pacify Americans on either side of the political spe...

14:30

The Place Desired by Many "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Quick, (unless you already know the answer), think where “The Place Desired by Many” might be.   I’ll make it slightly easier:  it’s somewhere in New Zealand. Auckland council bureaucrats have spent $500,000 on a new city slogan, which has already been condemned as “outrageous” by some councillors and does not have the support of […]

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14:30

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Fluffle – a group of hares or rabbits.


Filed under: language Tagged: fluffle

14:30

Battle for the ages: Protectionist Trumponomics vs. Neoliberalism "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Battle for the ages: Protectionist Trumponomics vs. Neoliberalism by Pepe Escobar Donald Trump’s red wave on Election Day was an unprecedented body blow against neoliberalism. The stupid early-1990s prediction about the ‘end of history’ turned into a – possible – shock of the new. The new global nativism? Perhaps a new push towards democratic socialism? Too…

The post Battle for the ages: Protectionist Trumponomics vs. Neoliberalism appeared first on The Daily Coin.

14:23

O’Malley: We Can’t Let Trump ‘Commit War Crimes’ or Fill Prison ‘Internment Camps’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In this Jan. 16, 2015, file photo, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters during a roundtable interview at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md.

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14:21

15 Illustrations Depicting The Difference Between Real Love And Passion "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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It’s easy to fall in like, but what about true love? Finding someone – a companion, a friend, a lover – who is willing to accept you not only at your best but also your worst is not as easy as romantic comedies portray it to be.

Fortunately, illustrations provided by Bright Side offer a unique perspective of what true love vs passion really is. Real love is realizing that no one is perfect, but that it’s possible to find a companion who complements you. Passion is losing interest in a lover after they gain weight, become injured, or reveal their awful fashion sense.

In today’s world, approximately 2/3 of marriages end in divorce. Perhaps if more people understood what real love truly is, this wouldn’t be the issue it is. Scroll the photos below to learn more:

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14:14

Here Comes the Rise of the Anti-Trump Left "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The devastating defeat of Hillary Clinton, the ultimate candidate of the neo-conservative Democratic center-right, has discredited her patrons, the pro-globalization elites. The election of Donald Trump sets the stage for a civil war within the party in which its liberal progressive wing is likely to emerge victorious, dominating electoral politics within the mainstream left for the foreseeable future.

14:11

Regulation of the Internet of Things "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Late last month, popular websites like Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit and PayPal went down for most of a day. The distributed denial-of-service attack that caused the outages, and the vulnerabilities that made the attack possible, was as much a failure of market and policy as it was of technology. If we want to secure our increasingly computerized and connected world, we need more government involvement in the security of the "Internet of Things" and increased regulation of what are now critical and life-threatening technologies. It's no longer a question of if, it's a question of when.

First, the facts. Those websites went down because their domain name provider — a company named Dyn —­ was forced offline. We don't know who perpetrated that attack, but it could have easily been a lone hacker. Whoever it was launched a distributed denial-of-service attack against Dyn by exploiting a vulnerability in large numbers ­— possibly millions — of Internet-of-Things devices like webcams and digital video recorders, then recruiting them all into a single botnet. The botnet bombarded Dyn with traffic, so much that it went down. And when it went down, so did dozens of websites.

Your security on the Internet depends on the security of millions of Internet-enabled devices, designed and sold by companies you've never heard of to consumers who don't care about your security.

The technical reason these devices are insecure is complicated, but there is a market failure at work. The Internet of Things is bringing computerization and connectivity to many tens of millions of devices worldwide. These devices will affect every aspect of our lives, because they're things like cars, home appliances, thermostats, lightbulbs, fitness trackers, medical devices, smart streetlights and sidewalk squares. Many of these devices are low-cost, designed and built offshore, then rebranded and resold. The teams building these devices don't have the security expertise we've come to expect from the major computer and smartphone manufacturers, simply because the market won't stand for the additional costs that would require. These devices don't get security updates like our more expensive computers, and many don't even have a way to be patched. And, unlike our computers and phones, they stay around for years and decades.

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14:10

Donald Psyop Trump: Soon We’ll Know For Sure "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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Donald Psyop Trump: Soon We’ll Know For Sure by John Galt This series of posts focused on one contention: the Donald Trump “phenomenon” is an elaborate psychological operation devised for nefarious purposes by powers-that-be, rather than a true rebellious, grass-root movement. If true, he had to be elected; however the fact he just did obviously doesn’t prove…

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14:08

Ideas for Action: Stiff Resistance From Now Until Inauguration and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Friends and comrades, the protests that have been mounted against the election of Donald Trump on November 8th have been a beautiful thing. However, we need to do everything in our capacity to make sure that they are not limited in their focus. To the extent that we can stimulate and intervene in the mass motion that these protests represent, we must focus our resistance against the system

14:08

Anti-Trump Protests Funded By Left-Wing ‘Charity’ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: A left-wing charity organization with unknown sources of money is providing the funding for protests around the country — some of which have turned into violent riots — that have threatened a divided nation’s ability to unify after a contentious presidential election. The Progress Unity Fund is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization — […]

14:07

FIRE-EARTH Alert: LNBR "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members FIRE-EARTH Alert: LNBR Details of the Alert are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 001112, 12 November 2016, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, LNBR

14:03

Sibel Edmonds on the Record: The Podesta E-mail Scandal & the Importance of Media Integrity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In this edition of Newsbud Spotlight Sibel & Spiro cover the recent email scandal of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Manager John Podesta and compare it to other high profile cases throughout recent history. Newsbud also examines the devious tactics of mainstream and pseudo alternative media and offers you a solution, Newsbud.

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14:03

The Hill: ‘Shattered Dreams in Clintonworld’ as Longtime Aides Left Jobless "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a concession speech after being defeated by Republican presidential-elect Donald Trump as her running-mate Tim Kaine(R) and former president Bill Clinton look on in New York on November 9, 2016. / AFP / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

14:00

The self-righteous petulance isn’t the worst of it "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election Wednesday, November 09, 2016 SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León(D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election: Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, […]

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14:00

Do Progressives Really Find “White Trash” More Threatening Than Nuclear War? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

By Tyler Durden

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The American electorate’s preference for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has established two facts. One is that the majority of the American people do not believe the media presstitutes. The other is that only the “progressives” and “liberals” who inhabit the Atlantic Northeast and Pacific West coasts believe the presstitutes.

Trump’s election to the presidency has confirmed these holier-than-thou souls in their strongly held belief that America is a white trash racist country. They have told us this all day long today.

From these people and from the presstitutes we hear that white supremacy elected Trump. This is their propaganda, the intention of which is to discredit a Trump administration before it is inaugurated. Funny how white supremacy elected black Obama twice previously.

Truthout has lost it completely. John Knefel declares “The David Dukes of the World Prevail.”

Kelly Hayes declares “White Supremacy Elected Donald Trump.”

William Rivers Pitt declares “We have elected a fascist that Mussolini would have recognized on sight.”

Hillary carried only a handful of states, the states that comprise the One Percent’s stomping grounds. Yet Amy Goodman of Democracy Now sees meaning in political writer John Nichols claim that as Hillary carried New York and California, she won the popular vote and should be in the White House. I remember a few days ago George Soros saying that Trump would win the popular vote, but that the electoral vote would go to Hillary, thus ridding the oligarchs of Trump.

Earth Justice promises to hold Trump accountable. Trump who promises to end the threat of nuclear war with Russia and China, thereby doing more to save animal and human life than the entirety of the Democratic Party and environmental organizations, is going to be held accountable by an organization that allegedly is beyond...

MicroLisp With Matching Parens "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Lisp is a supremely elegant programming language, but you won’t find it around much today. That’s a shame; in the 80s and 90s, all the cool kids were using Lisp machines, computers dedicated to the creation and interpretation of Lisp. While the AI renaissance of the 80s is dead, replaced with the machine learning fad of today, Lisp machines have gotten much smaller. Now, they’ll fit in your pocket, and they have parenthesis matching, to boot.

If this build looks familiar, you’re not wrong. A while back, we saw a similar pocket Lisp computer based around the ATMega328 microcontroller with 32k of Flash and 2k of RAM. That’s not a lot by any measure, and a much more suitable processor for an AVR-based pocket Lisp machine would be the big boys of the ATMega family.

Apart from the larger chip, the circuit remains relatively unchanged. The display is still an OLED that can be had for a few dollars from the usual online retailers, and the other bits of circuitry are still just a handful of resistors, caps, and wire. An off-the-shelf FTDI module (or whatever serial chip you desire) can be added to connect to a serial terminal, and support for a PS/2 keyboard rounds out the board.


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13:59

The Ultimate Reality Show – President-Elect Donald Trump Is Now Prime Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the end the real question is how will Trump handle power, for that will determine his place in history as Abraham Lincoln well knew ~ Abraham Lincoln On power: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

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The anti-Trump protesters are tools of the oligarchy. Their objective: Delegitimize Donald, install "Madam President" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Reform always provokes rage on the part of those who profit by the old order." Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., The Crisis of the Old Order Who are the anti-Trump protesters besmirching the name of progressives by pretending to be progresives and by refusing to accept the outcome of the presidential election? They look like, and are acting worse than, the "white trash" that they are denouncing. I think I know who they are. They are thugs for hire and are paid by the Oligarchy to delegitimize Trump's presidency in the way that Washington and the German Marshall Fund paid students in Kiev to protest the democratically elected Ukrainian government in order to prepare the way for a coup. The organization, change.org, which claims to be a progressive group, but might be a front, along with other progressive groups, for the Oligarchy, is destroying the reputation of all progressives by circulating a petition that directs the electors of the Electoral Collage to annul the election by casting their votes for Hillary. Remember how upset progressives were when Trump said he might not accept the election result if there was evidence that the vote was rigged? Now progressives are doing what they damned Trump for saying he might do under certain conditions.

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Congress To Reopen Clinton Investigation Following Election "IndyWatch Feed World"

Congress looks set to reignite the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server following Trump’s victory on Tuesday.  Trey Gowdy, U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district, says he has no plans to let Hillary off the hook for “her ...Read More

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The Trouble With The Electoral College – Cities, Metro Areas, Elections and The United States (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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The Trouble With The Electoral College – Cities, Metro Areas, Elections and The United States This vlog is a bit of a mess, but as the saying goes: “I would have written a shorter letter if I had more time.” I needed to make this and upload this so I could stop thinking about it…

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How practically valid is the case for Igbo Presidency? ~ By Chimazuru (Oblong) Nnadi "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Politics has always been a game that the elites play ostensibly on behalf of the rest of us. As in all games, there are rules and methodologies that players rely upon. Nigerian politics is replete with written as well as unwritten rules about how the game is to be played. Terms like “rotational presidency”, “power […]

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NYC Mayor threatens to destroy IDNYC database containing personal info of nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

 Mayor Bill de Blasio shills for Soros; positions to block Trump Admin from acquiring database 

NEW YORK CITY (INTELLIHUB) — The city’s Mayor Bill de Blasio told the press on Thursday Thursday that he may have to destroy records kept by the city which contain limited personal information on nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants residing within the city.

The 2015 IDNYC program, aimed at documenting illegal residents, provides illegal aliens with a means to maneuver within the city and function as a typical American citizen as part of a vast scheme concocted by billionaire tycoon and Black Lives Matter promoter George Soros, which ultimately makes NYC a ‘sanctuary city.’

“We’re not going to tear families apart. So we will do everything we know how to do to resist that,” de Blasio said, promoting illegal immigration.

“We’re not going to take anything lying down.”

IDNYC cardholders personal information is stored in encrypted databases on secure servers and may be of interest to the Trump Administration, de Blasio fears.

The mayor plans to block the Trump Administration from subpoenaing the databases in question, if that issue were ever to arise at a future time.

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Celebrities Join Last-Ditch Effort to Persuade Electoral College to Elect Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Some of Hillary Clinton's top celebrity supporters are pulling out all the stops in one final attempt to change the results of Tuesday night's presidential election, adding their names to and promoting a petition calling for electors in the Electoral College to go against state voters' wishes to make the Democratic candidate president.

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Interview on KPFK Thursday, November 10, 2016 - Organizing for the Future "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Discussion with Thandisizwe Chimurenga on Uprising: The Root Work Edition on KPFK Los Angeles Radio. http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_161110_080030uprising.MP3

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List of DOXXED Officials Who Are Responsible For Militarizing Standing Rock Police and How To Contact Them "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Cannonball, ND – While there is certainly no lack of blame to go around as to who is responsible for the standoff taking place at Standing Rock, numerous specific government officials are directly responsible for turning the peaceful protest in something resembling a militarized war zone.

The increased militarism on the part of the state began when North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple declared a state of emergency in response to the growing protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier then utilized the Emergency Management Assistance compact to call on law enforcement agencies in six states surrounding North Dakota – with numerous police agencies from neighboring states responding.

Last Thursday, the heavily militarized police engaged in a violent raid on the “Treaty Camp” — which saw over 140 people arrested — using heavy weapons, rubber bullets, chemical weapons and armored police tanks. The vicious assault was caught on video by many of the water protectors and journalists covering the protests.

Less than a week later, law enforcement again responded violently – this time to water protectors attempting to build a wooden footbridge across a creek linking a Native encampment and the Dakota Access Pipeline construction area for a prayer ceremony.

People nationwide have taken notice of the brutality being perpetrated against the water protectors, and have begun taking s...

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Now, focus on the unnecessarily large, and unnecessary, Flinders nuclear dump proposal. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

scrutiny-  — Steve Dale Nuclear Fuel Cycle Watch South Australia, Good news …., but don’t lose the momentum. People need to focus the blow torch on the Flinder’s dump proposal. It is much bigger than needed for just Lucas Height’s waste and will be used as a Trojan Horse for any future international dump attempt. Lucas He