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Friday, 27 January


Politicians son named a suspect over illegal land clearing in Leuser Ecosystem "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia --- The son of a local parliament chief has been named a suspect over illegal land clearing in the Singkil Swamp Wildlife Reserve, a heavily protected area home to the densest population of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii). Teuku Popon Rizal is the son of Teuku Zulhelmi, the head of the legislature in South Aceh district. Rizal is alleged to have had a hand in the destruction of a corner of the reserve where last October authorities discovered three workers operating an excavator. The men were apparently preparing to establish an oil palm estate. Hauled in for questioning, they said Rizal had sent them. Rizal himself was interrogated in November, Ipda Adrianaus, the head of the South Aceh Police unit in charge of the case, said on Tuesday. As Adrianus told it, Rizal admitted to ordering the land clearance while also claiming that he didnt know it was a protected zone and that the land belonged to his family. The Singkil reserve faces the Indian Ocean on Indonesias main western island of Sumatra. It lies at the heart of one the regions largest, deepest and most intact peat swamp landscapes, a crucial carbon sink that has formed over thousands of years. It is also part of the Leuser Ecosystem, the only place where rhinos, tigers, elephants and orangutans still coexist in the wild. [caption id="attachment_191158" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The excavator stopped by the authorities is seen in Singkil in late October. After a few weeks, it had gone missing. Photo


Post-it notes make panel show mathematics possible "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Post-its arent just for making notes they are also handy for doing panel show sums.

The post Post-it notes make panel show mathematics possible appeared first on The Poke.


Tie Dye Flowers "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

TieDyeFlowersFinal-3Liven up a floral arrangement with tie-dyed flowers you can do in a day.

Read more on MAKE

The post Tie Dye Flowers appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.


Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Arrested for Electricity Theft "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Four Bitcoin miners have been arrested in Charallave, Venezuela according to the spanish-language Bitcoin publication Criptonoticias. The arrest comes at a time of turmoil in Venezuelas economy, with some individuals turning to Bitcoin.

Also read: Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel

Four Venezuelans Arrested for Stealing Power to Mine Bitcoin

In the early morning of January 25, Venezuelas director of the Corps of Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations (CICPC) revealed the arrest of four individuals involved in Bitcoin mining. According to the report, Alberto Jos Zapata Orta, Ana Cecilia Farias Villanueva, Nstor Rafael Amundaray Precilla, and Kevin David Ojeda Daz were in custody for alleged electricity theft.

The accused miners Instagram account showed the group had roughly 300 miners from brands like Spondoolies and Antminers. The news outlet details the mining operation was found in a town close to the border, where foreign currencies are often traded. The report also explains the accused will face charges of cyber fraud and for stealing electricity. Criptonoticias says that there have been other reports of this type of activity in the country that have yet to be confirmed.

Previously, similar cases have been reported in Venezuela, although some have not been officially confirmed, explains the spanish-language Bitcoin publication. The tense political and economic situation in the country has led to the adoption of the cryptocurrency in this country since Bitcoin offers many freedoms that Venezuelans can not enjoy in an overly controlled economy and a clear recession.

Other Countries Wit...


Greyhound versus a slice of dried sweet potato? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Who know what horrors this greyhound has suffered at the hands of some dried sweet potato in the past, because from the looks of this video the slice of spud seems to be its mortal enemy.

The post Greyhound versus a slice of dried sweet potato? appeared first on The Poke.


Christchurch City Council wants to retain the power decide on fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The Christchurch City Council wants to retain the power to fluoridate drinking water.

A bill is making its way through Parliament proposing to take the decision to fluoridate away from councils and give it to district health boards (DHBs).

In a draft submission published earlier this week, the council wanted the Director General of Health, not DHBs, to make the decision, but a final submission approved by the council on Thursday took a stronger approach and opposed the bill completely, leaving it with the ability to make the decision.

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said the bill would take away the need to consult with the community before fluoridating water, which was why the council opposed it.

Councils have a legal obligation to consult before making such decisions.

The bill stated councils would still have to pay the cost of setting up and maintaining fluoridation, regardless of who made the decision. In Christchurch, fluoridating the citys water is estimated to cost $10.5 million initially and $500,000 annually. The bill passed its first reading and is open for public comment until February 2.

If the bill was enacted, the council believed the Government should fully fund both the costs of the initial fluoridation and the ongoing operational costs.

Dalziel said she did not want to see the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) lumbered with the cost of fluoridation.

Im not in favour of seeing the DHB more underfunded as a result of any decision it wanted to make regarding fluoridation.

Christchurch is New Zealands largest city without a fluoridated drinking water supply.

The citys water is entirely untreated, due to its high-quality source: water that falls as rain high in the Southern Alps, then flows down the Waimakariri River and seeps into aquifers beneath the city.

The councils submission said the Christchurch public were well aware there were no additives in the water supply and many had tasted water in other places where additives such as chlorine and fluoride had been added.

Having quality water with no chlorine or other additives was one of the key sources of pride in Christchurch water.

Cr Aaron Keown, who is a member of the CDHB and has publicly stated he supports fluoridation, declared an interest in the topic and did not participate in the discussion during the meeting.



The Unearthed Wood Carvings of a Part-Time Gravedigger "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Installation view of John Byams work at Andrew Edlin Gallery (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

Dusted with sawdust, John Byams sculptures appear as if theyve just been carved, the shavings attached with glue binder giving a rawness to the miniature spacecrafts, airplanes, houses, helicopters, cameras, and coffins. Andrew Edlin Gallery in Manhattan is displaying an assembly of these pocket-sized pieces by the late Byam in Unearthed.

Byam passed away in 2013, just after his first public exhibitions in 2012 at SUNY Oneonta, followed by a two-person show at Parkers Box. Andrew Edlin Gallery gave him his debut New York solo show in February 2013 before his death that March, although according to the gallery he was too sick to attend. Unearthed thus echoes the recent discovery of his work, as well as one of his jobs as a part-time gravedigger.

Installation view of John Byams work at Andrew Edlin Gallery

Born in 1929 in Oneonta, New Yor...


Diatom: The campy, sexy, futuristic photo comic from outer space "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Photo comicsif we define them as narratives built from sequential still photos with captions and/or speech bubbleshave been with us since probably the 1940s, when the earliest examples emerged in Italy. By the 60s, the popularity of the form had spread across the Atlantic, finding one of its foremost expressions...


ViaBTC Transaction Accelerator Surpasses 5,000 Transactions "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, receiving faster transaction confirmations is of the utmost importance depending on which transaction fee one pays, this process takes roughly 10 minutes or longer. ViaBTC recently launched a service that helps transactions gain confirmations instead of being delayed. So far, the ViaBTC Transaction Accelerator has processed over 5,000 Continue reading ViaBTC Transaction Accelerator Surpasses 5,000 Transactions

The post ViaBTC Transaction Accelerator Surpasses 5,000 Transactions appeared first on NEWSBTC.


Not Your Usual Jewelry Holder "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This past Christmas I wanted to refresh the Christmas decorations with some new additions and found this lovely rustic deer. I wanted to paint it white, but when I got home I simply discarded the idea and left it as is.
As it is put on a dresser facing my working table, it is there in my view all the time, and whilst looking at it, it occurred to me that its horns and tail would be just the perfect place for my new rings. I tried that and here you can see how perfectly they have fitted there. The burlap and lace ribbon are also quite suitable to pin (and hang) earrings, while bracelets can be also hang / put around its neck.
I don't think it'll ever be used for what it was intended for, and being a jewelry holder I can use it all year round, not just for Christmas :)



SARB Chief: Blockchain Could Bring Financial Access to Millions of People "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The governor of South Africas central bank struck a positive note on blockchain earlier this month.


from CoinDesk


Hey! This is a library! Student goes viral after silencing Trump protest "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Now the shutdown at the Washington University campus library has been remixed for added effect.

The post Hey! This is a library! Student goes viral after silencing Trump protest appeared first on The Poke.


SARB Chief: Blockchain Could Bring Financial Access to Millions of People "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The governor of South Africa's central bank struck a positive note on blockchain earlier this month.



As BlockShow Europe 2017 Approaches, More Conference Details are Revealed "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The preparations for BlockShow Europe 2017 are well underway and the organizers team has recently shared some good news.


Blockchain Ever After: Matchpool Plans Dating Site Launch With Valentines Event "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This Valentines Day is set to be special for the Blockchain as distributed matchmaking platform Matchpool holds its dedicated launch event in Paris.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


In5D Alternative News for January 26, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to in5d News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear []


That scary Donald Trump interview made even scarier "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This pretty much sums up the response on Twitter.

Watch and read the whole thing here. Then go for a long lie down.

The post That scary Donald Trump interview made even scarier appeared first on The Poke.


Society feature: Are you a Melanial? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Were you born between 1968 and 1975? Did you grow up with no curtains but the Iron one? Can you slice cucumbers on your cheekbones? Are you more thoroughly groomed than a Japanese schoolgirl at a Rolf Harris testimonial?

Then you are probably a Melanial.

You have boundless wealth and a life of ease and celebrity. You flit from yacht to premire, festooned with diamonds. You speak 5 languages, but those who hear you have a lingering sense of dj entendu. You have beautiful children but youre not quite sure which are yours and which are your identical predecessors.

You live in a state of ever-increasing perplexity, and the relentless limelight is starting to sear your tight porcelain skin. But when the lights go off, each night, thats when your real hell begins.

Poor you. Poor Melanial.




6 More Radio Signals Appear From Deep Space: Are We Being Greeted By Intelligent Beings? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Joe MartinoScientists have discovered six more bursts of radio signals coming from a place in deep space outside our galaxy from where similar signals were detected earlier this year and in 2012.
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Thursday, 26 January


2017: Reasons for Hope "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

From the personal and local, to the national and global, things seem to be getting more extreme and polarised, and it can be easy to sink into despair and hopelessness. Please remember that we have been here before, (the Cold War for example), and we got through that too. Maybe these collectively intense experiences are [...]


Carl Sagan Predicts the Decline of America: Unable to Know Whats True, We Will Slide, Without Noticing, Back into Superstition & Darkness (1995) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

There have been many theories of how human history works. Some, like German thinker G.W.F. Hegel, have thought of progress as inevitable. Others have embraced a more static view, full of Great Men and an immutable natural order. Then we have the counter-Enlightenment thinker Giambattista Vico. The 18th century Neapolitan philosopher took human irrationalism seriously, and wrote about our tendency to rely on myth and metaphor rather than reason or nature. Vicos most revolutionary move, wrote Isaiah Berlin, is to have denied the doctrine of a timeless natural law that could be known in principle to any man, at any time, anywhere.

Vicos theory of history included inevitable periods of decline (and heavily influenced the historical thinking of James Joyce and Friedrich Nietzsche). He describes his concept most colorfully, writes Alexander Bertland at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, when he gives this axiom:

Men first felt necessity then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.

The description may remind us of Shakespeares Seven Ages of Man. But for Vico, Bertland notes, every decline heralds a new beginning. History is presented clearly as...


The Wall between US and Mexico May Work out Well for Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cryptocurrencies may soon rule the United States Mexico remittance market. As President Donald Trump reiterates his vision to build a wall between the two countries, United States may look for ways to recover a portion of expenses from Mexico either through increased taxes or remittance blockades. Mexico may not willingly bear its fair share Continue reading The Wall between US and Mexico May Work out Well for Bitcoin

The post The Wall between US and Mexico May Work out Well for Bitcoin appeared first on NEWSBTC.


These are videos that I like: Maarten Hogenhuis, in studio, on TV, at the Bimhuis "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Todays featured videos come courtesy of saxophonist Maarten Hogenhuis, whose album Mimicry was yesterdays daily recommendation. Read more about that album here (LINK). Our first video is a short promo trailer put together in advance of the album release. Your video personnel:  Maarten Hogenhuis (saxophones), Thomas Rolff (double bass) and Mark Schilders (drums). You can []


The Firearm Vendor Involved in the Munich Shooting Now Stands Trial in the Bavarian State Capital "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

In 2016, the events that followed the Munich shooting spiraled in several different directions. As soon as authorities announced that the 9mm Glock 17 and ammunition came from a darknet vendor, Germanys darknet scene changed dramatically. Arrests started picking up. Police raided both suppliers and buyers on a constant basis. Then news spread regarding the 31-year-old darknet firearm vendorthe one who sold the Glock to David Ali Sonboly. He began fully cooperating with police and contributed to many of the recent arrests.

Not but a few short weeks after that news broke, the darknet vendor made the news again. The headlines, this time, changed perspectives completely. Previously, The Federal Public Prosecutors Office of Frankfurt all but congratulated the vendor for his contribution to law enforcements newfound ability to make DNM arrests. He gave the authorities access to his PGP keys in part of an anti-weapons operation. Consequently, those keys unlocked messages that incriminated him to a new extent.

According to Georg Ungefuk from the Federal Public Prosecutors Office of Frankfurt:

The arrest warrant was initially issued only because of the violation of the arms laws. The further investigation of the secured communication from the supposed arms dealer on the Darknet the secret area of the Internet however, showed indications of negligence. There was no evidence that the 31-year-old Marburger knew what the amok gunman had in mind.

The Federal Public Prosecutors Office of Frankfurt re-opened the case against the vendor after finding previously hidden messagesmessages between David Ali Sonboly and the seller, Philipp K. The current arrest warrant for the vendor applied only to his violation of weapon laws in Germany. While the gun laws in Germany are notoriously strict, the messages revealed the vendor potentially violated the law to a much greater degree than initially believed.

The vendor then faced new charges pertaining to the nine deaths in Munich. Nine counts of negligent homicide and four counts of negligent bodily injury. Even though the investigation restarted, investigators believed the newly-uncovered messages showed a new side of the vendor. The messages proved that Philipp K. knew exactly what David Ali Sonboly planned to do. The 31-year-old returned to a jail cell, awaiting a new hearing in Frankfurt.

However, a new trial in Frankfurt never took place. Instead, as of early January, The Federal Public Prosecutors Of...


Build your own Donald Trump wall "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Excited by Donald Trumps great wall of Mexico but cant wait for him to build it? Then why not build your own.

Trump Lego Box

Its made by @TheTaffProject and dont worry about the cost, Mexico will pay for it. Donald told us.

The post Build your own Donald Trump wall appeared first on The Poke.


Bitcoin On The Rise in India: Steady in Growth, Impossible to Shut Down "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Over the past few months, local Indian bitcoin exchanges including Unocoin have shown enormous growth, primarily due to the demonetization of banknotes and financial crisis.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Blocked By Block Size, Bitcoins Brain Trust Goes Back to Basics "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Day two at the Satoshi Roundtable saw guests try to break new ground on some of the larger issues facing bitcoin and regroup around its core values.


from CoinDesk


Blocked By Block Size, Bitcoin's Brain Trust Goes Back to Basics "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Day two at the Satoshi Roundtable saw guests try to break new ground on some of the larger issues facing bitcoin and regroup around its core values.



Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of Gods grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11 


Piers Morgan is really venting in the 8 articles hes written today "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

It seems Piers Morgan isnt just using his Daily Mail column to vent his anger at Ewan McGregor in the last 24 hours hes published eight columns targeting everyone *else* he feels has wronged him in his life.









By Nathaniel Tapley

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HuffPo Removes Prominent Writer's Post: Can You Guess Why? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Kim Stagliano Today really isn't the day to poke this Mama bear. Neither was yesterday. Tomorrow isn't looking good either. JB Handley and many others posted a piece from HuffPo on their Facebook pages. The post was by HuffPo...


UFO Drops Off Whale In Wrong Place, Found On Grass In Oklahoma "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Imagine cleaning the river banks in Oklahoma and finding a 40 foot humpback whale on the freaking grass, a good 5 meters from the water. Well, thats what happened. Only a UFO could have carried this whale 400 miles from the ocean to Oklahoma!
There were no tracks of any vehicle dropping it off. I have seen UFO reports like this before, where a UFO would be reported in the area and suddenly people would find live salmon flopping around in their yards, sometimes frogs, snakes and even worms. On a few occasions people found crystal jelly balls. 
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Yesssss! Its the Mary Berry fist pump "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Best moment of the National Television Awards was Mary Berrys reaction when she won best TV judge.

First of all The Great British Bake Off star looked shocked, quite overcome by the whole thing.

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But it didnt take long for the 81-year-old to find her inner Tim Henman.

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Heres the moment she won, in full.

Heres our second favourite moment, when Piers Morgan was gagged and booed on stage. If only he didnt look like he was enjoying himself so much.

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Service Dogs, Allergies and Trauma: Making Spaces Inclusive "IndyWatch Feed Health"

The movement of rethinking psychiatry is one of questioning what it means to be disabled, and how we can change not only our individual selves, but also our environments and society, to be more inclusive of people with a variety of marginalized abilities, gifts and challenges. In some ways it is up to us who are working for alternatives to the mainstream medical model to lead and set examples. We need to continually ask ourselves how to include more marginalized people of differing abilities, health challenges, types of trauma, eccentricities and the like, to lead the way for mainstream mental health programs and spaces to do the same (and pressure them when needed).

With the recent dramatic rise in mental health service dogs, therapy dogs and emotional support pets, which are often used as supplements or alternatives to psychiatry, those with dander allergies (or dog trauma) face a new set of accessibility challenges. These obstacles to accessibility are increasing in mental health settings, as well as settings designed to be alternatives to psychiatry, which ideally should be accessible to people with disabilities including disabling allergies.

For those who experience asthma from dog dander, or trauma triggers from the presence of dogs, an increasing number of spaces such as peer support centers, conferences, activist meetings, therapy offices and other social support spaces are becoming increasingly difficult to access.

Clearly many people find comfort in having an emotional support animal alongside them, and at the same time there are a significant number of folks with disabling dog allergies who are now unable to participate in activities that would be supportive and healing. For these people, the presence of lots of dog dander triggers constricted airways, an inability to breathe fully, and asthma attacks.

This is something Ive been challenged with my whole life, so Ive had a lot of time to study what can help reduce allergens and the anxiety some people experience around dogs.

Historically, dogs were used to scare or attack Jews and black people. People still report dogs growling and acting otherwise aggressively towards black people, and the cause may be that dogs are mirroring the racism of people. There can be intergenerational trauma amongst Jewish people, black people, and other groups who dogs were used against, which can result in feelings of anxiety, fear, panic, grief, rage or dissociation around dogs, especially if off leash. Of course some Jewish and black people love dogs, and there is no race that has dog trauma across the board, but the history of dogs being used to scare certain groups is helpful to be aware of.

Here are some ideas that can help allergy sufferers and those with dog trauma to be safer and more included alongside those who are comforted by dogs.



Dont Expect to See Kim Dotcoms Bitcoin Babies Until Later this Year "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

As previously reported, a good portion of the cryptocurrency community has been focused lately on the tweets of Kim Dotcom. On the anniversary of authorities seizing Megaupload, Dotcom told the public he had an announcement about his new Megaupload and Bitcache project. A few days later Dotcom revealed there would be a significant delay.

Also read: Kim Dotcom: Bitcache Will Be Off Chain Due to Limitations

Kim Dotcom Announcement Delayed

Don't Expect to See Kim Dotcom's Bitcoin-Babies Until Later this YearThe infamous Kim Dotcom has always been an international man of mystery. This past summer the Megaupload creator revealed Bitcoin would be an integral part of his new Mega 2.0 project (MU2). The platform, Bitcache, was also revealed as a part of the new Mega-project, which would link every file transfer to a tiny Bitcoin microtransaction.

Dotcom detailed: I can tell you that Megaupload and Bitcoin had sex. There is a pregnancy, and I have a feeling that the baby will be such a joy.

The project raised funds using the Banktothefuture investment platform. Investors were given explanations to some of the technical questions asked by the crypto-community, such as why Bitcache would operate off-chain. As you all know the Bitcoin blockchain currently has...


Australia Day 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

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Congratulation Aussies with The Australian Day! A year ago today I had the pleasure to take part in the festivities and take a few shots at the same time. first a replica of and old naval vessel and a newer iconic Opera House



David Attenborough narrates a rare mass migration event "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

El Nio has a global impact on both weather and animal migration patterns here, Attenborough talks us through a rare sighting of blue, green and black creatures moving in formation.

The post David Attenborough narrates a rare mass migration event appeared first on The Poke.


Whats next: Lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji! "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If you wonder whats coming next from the big mirrorless system companies the answer is quite easy: Lenses, lenses and again lenses! Fujirumors reports that a new XF 8-16mm f/2.8 is going to be launched after the upcoming 80mm macro

The post Whats next: Lenses from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji! appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.


Ep. 145: Lessons Learned From the Trump Inaugural Gigapixel Image and more "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Episode 145 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Sony Artisan of Imagery, Jeremy Chan

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Lured Away? Wells Fargo Loses Blockchain Visionary to Rival IBM "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Jesse Lund, senior vice president and head of Innovation Labs at Wells Fargo is leaving the company by the end of this month for IBM.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


This Protein Source is a Must for the Frugal Preppers Shopping List "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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[Editors Note: Having a storable protein source for your emergency supplies is paramount to your survival. In The Preppers Cookbook, I stress the importance of having a pantry stocked with nutritious, life-saving meals. Finding deals at the grocery store (especially on meat) is a great way to bulk up your emergency supplies. One such frugal food is the humble package of ground beef.  It can be dehydrated, canned and frozen. As Jeremiah will touch on, this versatile meat source is a must for every prepper pantry. Chances are, you can find some great deals if keep an eye out.]

ReadyNutrition Readers, as youve undoubtedly read in some of my previous articles, protein is a major consideration in any undertaking that you have.  As a matter of fact, it is critical to your survival.  We have discussed its importance before, and I wanted to give you guys and gals some methods for utilizing ground beef to keep that protein flowing into your systems.  Remember this: almost every food can be effectively blended in a blender.  The smaller and more pulverized the better!

Ground Beef is a Frugal SHTF Meat Source

Seriously, guys and gals, ground beef is really great.  Firstly, the taste is such that it (as a meat, and a protein) provides satiety, that is a sense of being filled/sated.  When you combine that with an 85% lean or higher regarding fat, and make it organic, grass-fed beefyoure taking in some nutritious protein.

Per the tables in Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (17th Ed.), 3 ounces of lean ground beef contains 21 grams of protein.  Most people can eat between and lb. at a sitting, so were looking at 28 to 56 grams of protein right there.

A Few Nifty Ways To Have Ground Beef Ready To Go!

Now, let me tell you what I do.  Ill take about 10 lbs. at a time, and make really lean hamburgers out of about 5 lbs. of it in about lb. patties.  I chop up onions, garlic, parsley, and the like, and throw that in.  The other 5 lbs. I brown it on the stove, drain it, and then add cup of ext...


The post-truth pantomime Nigel Pimlott wonders, what it means for youth work? "IndyWatch Feed Education"



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Although written primarily for a Christian audience, Nigel Pimlotts incisive pantomime analogy sheds light on the significance of post-truthism for all of us involved in youth work.

He begins:

The annual panto in our village is always great fun and entertainment. Theres a mix of banter, fantasy and miraculous stories played out by outlandish characters. There are goodies, baddies and dubious promises about living happily ever after tugging on our heart strings. Given what has happened across the political landscape in the last few months, you might think that was also pantomime.




A Woman in Recovery: What I Found at the Bottom of my Glass. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

There is a time in the life of most active alcoholics when we realize we cant continue drinking if we want to survive.


Office of Poofness 1-25-17 Mid-week Report "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

poofness_office_of_332Here is Zaps mid-week update.





Kp note: I always take these Poofnesses as potential data. Bottom line, how does it hit my Higher Innards? Does it ring true within (if it rings at all)?

Office of Poofness support links are at the end of each posting. To s...


FULL ARTICLE Benjamin Fulford 1-23-17 Now that Trump is president the real horse trading begins "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

benjamin_fulford_in_canoe_151Full weekly report from Ben. As I mentioned earlier, apparently he published the full report right off the bat (accidentally?). However, apparently Ben has corrected that, as now I see the link only goes to the partial report.

On the one side we find the Western military industrial complex and on the other we find the ancient bloodline families. Another way of putting it is the battle is now between those who have the guns and those who control the butter (money) supply The ideological battle lines were set in two speeches, one by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Davos bloodline love fest on January 17, while the other was President Donald Trumps acceptance speech.

Xis speech essentially supported the globalist status quo so long as the global economic governance system, continued to be reformed to give greater voice to developing nations. Xi also promised China would help the world develop in a win-win manner in harmony with nature Trumps speech bemoaned how the American middle class has been destroyed and US industry gutted by the globalists and promised to restore American industry and infrastructure.

Overall, it does not sound like we are being set up for a world war or a clash of civilizations but rather we are seeing reasonable bargaining positions being laid out by...


PBOC Will Continue Bitcoin Exchanges Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Over the past few weeks, the PBOC has been looking into various Chinese bitcoin exchanges. As a result, margin trading opportunities have become very limited. Moreover, the exchange platforms have reintroduced trading fees in an effort to curb Bitcoin volatility. It turns out the Chinese government will continue its investigation for the foreseeable future. All Continue reading PBOC Will Continue Bitcoin Exchanges Investigation

The post PBOC Will Continue Bitcoin Exchanges Investigation appeared first on NEWSBTC.


Have Sewing Space, Will Sew! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

sewing spaceIf youre just starting to discover sewing as a creative expression, youre probably still using your dining table as your sewing board and dreaming about having your own work space.  Theres nothing wrong with converting your dining room into your sewing space, but believe me, having an organized sewing room will inspire you and your creative juices to keep right on flowing.

So if your dining room table contains fabric and sewing notions more regularly than plates, food and wine glasses, it is high time to think about having your own dedicated space for sewing. Find a space in your home and convert it into one and it doesnt really matter how big it is. What matters most is how you organize your space to get the most out of it.

sewing space

Lets say youve chosen your sewing space in your home. The first thing to do is decide on your boundary, which means making your sewing room off limits to kids and pets (see Tips for Sewing with Small Children). When you start arranging your sewing space, its very helpful to experiment with it keeping in mind that the idea here is to become very productive. Remember that where you put your cutting and sewing desk, ironing board, and other sewing tools matters greatly.

Plus, if your studio only has a simple overhead light, have a floor lamp to...


Ethane Cracker Chemical Plants Underway in Louisiana, Texas, and Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Year 2017 to bring peak in first wave of US ethane cracker construction

From the Editors, Petroleum World, January 20, 2017

New Orleans Two thousand and seventeen will not only mark the peak of the first wave of U.S. ethane cracker construction, but will also be the year in which decisions are made on the anticipated second wave of construction.

Of eight projects that form the first wave, up to six will come online during 2017, adding more than 7 million tons per annum of ethylene capacity. Of another 10 projects being considered, at least two are due to reach final investment decisions early in the year, and a third and the biggest of them all is progressing quickly toward a decision.

>>> Ohio, Texas due for big decisions

PTT Global Chemical is expected to make a final investment decision on Ohios first ethane cracker by the end of March, Belmont County Commissioner Mark Thomas told local newspaper the Wheeling Intelligencer recently. According to the report in the Intelligencer, site preparation for the planned cracker in Belmont County, Ohio (located on the other side of the Ohio River from Wheeling, West Virginia) is nearly complete, and all signs of the former R.E. Burger power plant are nothing more than a memory.

Thailands PTT and minority stakeholder Marubeni of Japan have spent more than a year evaluating the viability of the project. The project cleared a significant hurdle in the first week of January when the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency agreed to let the company discharge wastewater into the Ohio River. The Ohio EPA is still reviewing the air permit for the project, according to an agency spokesperson.

This would be the second ethane cracker in the U.S. Northeast, with Shell planning to begin construction on a cracker in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, in the final quarter of 2017, and to begin producing ethylene there by 2022. Braskem has also been considering a 1.1 mtpa cracker in Parkersburg, West Virginia, although multiple sources have told Petrochemical Update these plans are on hold.

On the Gulf Coast, Total intends to sanction its 1 mtpa Port Arthur, Texas cracker project in the coming months, Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyann revealed to investors late last year. FEED studies were completed in summer, and Total is now discussing a very competitive cost, he said. The Port Arthur site includes a 169,000 b/d-capacity refinery and an existing 1 mtpa steam cracker, the latter of which is a joint venture with BASF. In 2013, Total and BASF adapted the steam cracker to meet 80% of its feedstock needs with ethane, butane and propane from shale gas as opposed to more-costly naphtha.

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Blockchain Ever After: Matchpool Plans Dating Site Launch With Valentines Event "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This Valentines Day is set to be special for the Blockchain as distributed matchmaking platform Matchpool holds its dedicated launch event in Paris.


Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On This Morning "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Overnight action in the bitcoin price was a little strange. Before the European session shutdown for the evening last night, we published the second of our twice-daily bitcoin price watch pieces, and in the piece, we highlighted what we thought was a relatively tight range as being one to watch from a breakout perspective. Because Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On This Morning

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Bitcoin On The Rise in India: Steady in Growth, Impossible to Shut Down "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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For those interested ABC News 1-25-17 President Trump: The White House Interview "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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I watched the entire interview (ABC News Roku app; thank God no need to hear commercials!!) and all I will say here is that I still know that he is the right person for the job that needs to be done for this planet in this now moment.

MM alert (MM = Media Manipulation): the title ABC News chose to go with is, Trump Absolutely Thinks Waterboarding Works, when in context he stated that he would leave that up to his generals (Mattis and Pompeo). That was a very small part of the interview. Maybe less than a minute. It appears ABC is using that headline to try to portray him as a torture...


The Growth of Bitcoin Online Casinos "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Lured Away? Wells Fargo Loses Blockchain Visionary to Rival IBM "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Jesse Lund, senior vice president and head of Innovation Labs at Wells Fargo is leaving the company by the end of this month for IBM.


Read Princes First Interview, Printed in His High School Newspaper (1976) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Two years before Prince released his first album For You and before he began his ascent into the funk-rock-pop pantheon, he was a very talented, very ambitious, and occasionally frustrated high school senior at Central High in Minneapolis. Thats where the school newspaper got him to sit for an interview, more of a character sketch, to talk about his hopes for a musical career. You can read it below.

If Prince was charismatic enough to be picked up on the high school papers radar, he doesnt let it show in the article.

Mostly, he rues the location of his home town.


I think it is very hard for a band to make it in this state, even if theyre good. Mainly because there arent any big record companies or studios in this state. I really feel that if we would have lived in Los Angeles or New York or some other big city, we would have gotten over by now.

By the 80s, of course, he had made Minneapolis the center of his own musical empire, and Paisley Park became his home, compound, and music studio, the place where he would eventually pass away.

But he did like high school, according to him, because the music teachers let him do his own thing. Already a multi-instrumentalist, the article finds Prince just starting to explore singing. This might be the most surprising part of the piece. Princes range and the amount of character (and literally characters, male, female, or a mix) in his songs would lead you to believe that his voice came first.

Maybe some of the humility came from his status in the high school band. The name Grand Central was inspired by Princes obsession with Graham Central Station, whose bass player Larry Graham would later join Princes 90s band and also convert him to become a Jehovahs Witness. Competing for attention was Morris Day and...


8 Historical Geniuses Who Had Mental Illnesses "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Creativity and mental illness have been long known for their connection.


Ep. 587 FADE to BLACK Jimmy Church w/ Linda Moulton Howe : Earthfiles : LIVE "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Linda Moulton Howe joins the show to cover the headlines at Earthfilesincluding the recent Chilean Air Force UFO video, Antarctica, the Ninth Planet, FSBs and the recent booms heard around the world.

First up, Serena Wright Taylor tells us about what is going on at this years Conscious Life Expo and ancient Vedic text that talks about ET conflicts going on in our own solar system.

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The Planetary Awakening and How You Are Part of the Solution "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In the quest for global domination the powers that be and their associates have had to build up layer upon layer of deception to control the human race, which only goes to show that they cannot enslave us through outright overt aggression alone.


Cedella Marley: Take a Step Back "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When life is feeling chaotic, take a step back and evaluate the big picture. Are the things in life that are stressing you out really going to change your life?


After Trumps Executive Order, Sheriff Issues Ominous Warning to DAPL Water Protectors "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

After President Donald Trump issued Executive Orders greenlighting both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, protests erupted from coast to coast including in the nations capital as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Morton County Sheriffs Department, and clean energy advocates were left scrambling to make sense of the abrupt power play.


This Is How Anti-Media Is Fighting Back Against Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In the wake of an apparent surprise outcome in the 2016 presidential election and a wave of propaganda regarding alleged (but unproven) Russian hacking, Americans have been faced with a barrage of Fake News. No, I am not talking about the American-made fake news meme that has been shoved down the throat of the population in an attempt to demonize the growing independent media and an increasingly waking public. I am talking about the actual fake news propagated and promoted by the corporate deadstream media. You know, like the story about weapons of mass destruction.


Spread Your Wings! 8 Benefits of Living Outside Your Comfort Zone "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

What we refer to as our comfort zone is the space in which we feel comfortable, and in control. You might also call it the control zone.


Cosmic Consciousness & Anapanasati Meditation "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Have you tried various forms of meditation, and yet still find yourself searching for that one method that works for you? If you have not tried Anapanasati meditation, this could be it for you. It is truly simple, yet deeply powerful and transformative.


4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

4 Tools to Cut and Chop Wood for Survival | Backdoor Survival

One of the basics of survival is having the ability to cut and chop wood. It is wood that will fuel the fires that keep us warm, boil our water, and cook our food. It seems simple enough, right? Grab your tool of choice, head outdoors and chop away. Alas, if it were only that easy. How many times have you gone to the garage or outdoors to the shed, only to be perplexed when it comes to choosing the best tool for cutting or chopping wood? Been there done that.

For this article I have reached out to experienced outdoorsman, Cody Assmann, to share his knowledge with those of us that have yet to select the perfect tool to meet our needs.

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Free Planet - re-wilding in progress - re-align your allegiances "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

that new Free Planet cover has been up for a few days and already people are mailing me asking, "What the hell is RE-WILDING, Mike?"

Like I'm gonna tell you...

You gotta re-discover RE-WILDING for yourselves, people. If you don't, I turn 'free planet' into an intellectual dictatorship. Which I don't want. Which I will not do.

But I'll give you a clue, "Your homeworld is not for Corporate Civilising," there's nothing worth raping for Profit here. Nothing...

You homeworld is supposed to be RESPLENDENT WITH LIFE, nothing else. You'll come back and you'll say, "There are seven-point-seven or so billions of us," to which Free Planet says, "Not enough of us,"

US equates directly with Diversity here... i.e. this is not a Human Planet. 

This is a free planet that we owe all our splendid lives to. It's a place that we're allowed to inhabit, for free. It's not ours, WE ARE ITS. Without true organic real and worthwhile diversity in the Natural Genepool i.e. birds, frogs, lions, cheetahs, hippo, snakes, whales, bugs, then the fragile eco-system will fracture, then break open, then kill us. What we (ironically) call Man-kind is doomed. Soylent Green will be 'the only place we can go' and the vegans ain't gonna like that.


Everything you need to know about stencilling "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

All you need to know about stencilling | funkyjunkinteriors.netOne of the MOST asked questions I receive, is  What are your favourite stencil brushes? So, today Im going several steps further. This massive, LONG overdue post will showcase everything you need to know about stencilling. How to stencil, my fav supplies, how to store, how to clean, what to make, where to purchase these stencils, and []

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Love Can Look Like This. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When they came in (in the way they did), we were jolted to life or lulled to sleep by the song in their eyes.


Notes for Thursday January 26, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

January 26th, 1945 is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviet Army. Established in 1941, Auschwitz was composed of a group of three large and 40 smaller camps used for slave labor, unethical medical experiments, and monstrous killing grounds where prisoners were gassed and cremated. As the Continue reading


Airport BOB, by T.H. "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I agree that flying is a huge loss of rights, but I cant afford not to fly.  Im a college student getting ready to graduate, so Im busy trying to find a job.  For an interview, I was flown to Dallas the same day they were setting records for snowfall.  As Continue reading


Letter Re: Dont Call Me 4 Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi, Your readers who need glasses may want to consider learning how to order glasses at I first learned of them from an article in The Wall Street Journal a number of years ago. They are reputable, and the waiting period to receive your glasses is about the same Continue reading


Economics and Investing: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Correction Targets For Gold Price, Silver Price And Miners o o o The 6 U.S. States Most Impacted By The Oil Bust. An S&P report reveals that the eight largest oil producing states have seen their economies contract significantly in 2016 as a result of low oil prices. o Continue reading


Odds n Sods: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The recent controversy over so-called Sanctuary Cities for illegal immigrants brought up this map. Note that there is only one small city in the entire American Redoubt on the map. o o o What else you expect from the self proclaimed nasty women: Disgrace! Look What These women Left Behind Continue reading


Hughs Quote of the Day: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Government doesnt just do the wrong thing, it does the exact opposite of the right thing. Doug Casey


In Search of a Better World: Karl Popper on Truth vs. Certainty and the Dangers of Relativism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Knowledge consists in the search for truth It is not the search for certainty.

In Search of a Better World: Karl Popper on Truth vs. Certainty and the Dangers of Relativism

I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes peoples politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson lamented. Nearly half a century earlier, Hannah Arendt captured the crux of the problem in her incisive reflection on thinking vs. knowing, in which she wrote: The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning.

This distinction between truth and meaning is vital, especially today, as political propaganda and the alternative facts establishment manipulate a public that would rather know than think, preying on the desire for the certitude of ready-made meaning among those unwilling to engage in the work of critical thinking necessary for arriving at truth truth measured by its correspondence with reality and not by its correspondence with ones personal agendas, comfort zones, and preexisting beliefs.

This essential discipline of differentiating between truth and certitude is what the influential Austrian-British philosopher Karl Popper (July 28, 1902September 17, 1994) examined at the end of his long life throughout In Search of a Better World: Lectures and Essays from Thirty Years (public library).



Post-term pregnancy online course March 2017! "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

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Would you like to feel more confident when discussing the evidence around post-term pregnancy? If so, my post-term pregnancy online course is now taking registrations for March 2017!

Designed to help midwives and birth folk to increase knowledge and build confidence in discussing the evidence around post-term pregnancy, this online course has been more popular than I ever anticipated and weve just released new dates for the class of March 2017.


Post-term pregnancy explore the evidence, increase your confidence!

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We know that women and families arent always given the full picture when it comes to so-called post-term pregnancy. Our culture over-emphasises risk and skims over the downsides of many interventions. I developed this online course because I wanted to help midwives and birth folk better understand the evidence around post-term pregnancy AND just as importantly build their confidence in discussing it with clients and colleagues.

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Designing Trust Weighing The Utility of Smart Contracts Against The Risk of Decentralization "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

By the year 2025, around 10% of the worlds gross domestic product (GDP) will be stored on blockchains, according to a report that was published by The World Economic Forum in August, 2016. Smart contracts are forms of electronic contracts that are coded and executed on a blockchain, and can disrupt global finance by omitting the need for intermediary third parties. Use cases of smart contracts in the financial sector include the following:

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  • Overseas payments to reduce transactions fees, capture obligations and minimize operational human errors.
  • Real estate business and insurance casualty claims to eliminate the need for third parties.
  • Syndicate loans to aid in real time loan funding and automate servicing operations without the need for intermediaries.
  • Lending and deposits in trade finance to automate the process of creation and management of various forms of credit facilities which would ultimately eliminate the need for retail banking services.
  • Capital raising via contingent convertible bonds to forewarn regulators whenever absorption of a loan needs to be activated and reduce the demand for point-in-time stress testing.
  • Compliance within the context of investment management to formulate reporting and aid in automation of periodic filings.
  • Proxy voting within the context of investment management to automate the process of end-to-end confirmation via votes validation and maximize transparency.
  • Re-hypothecation of assets in market provisioning to promote real-time asset history reporting and reinforce regulatory constraints via facilitation of settlement and clearance to omit the need for intermediary third parties and minimize settlement time.
  • Equity post-trade throughout market provisioning to transfer cash and equity simultaneously in real-time and reduce the possibility of occurrence of errors that can affect settlement.

The policy connotations of decentralization and the blockchain technology require economists and attorneys to understand the mechanics of this technological shift and the risks that emerge from tangible factors ( e.g. utilization of consensus as a security measure) and intangible factors ( e.g. script errors and occasional incompleteness of some smart contracts). A recently published paper examined the trust design of smart contracts, while balancing the utility of smart contracts against the ri...


Secrets of the Transhumanist Agenda Revealed in a Conference "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Dmitry Itskov spoke at the Global Future 2045 Conference (GF2045) wherein he said that he would like to see technology developed that would allow human consciousness to be inputted into artificial computer neuro-brains and hologram bodies.

In 2020 Itskov envisions human brains being controlled by remote robots.

By 2025, there could be human consciousness transplanted into a robotic body which would replace the flawed physical bodies we now use. The end goal for Itskov would be artificial brains controlling holographic bodies in 2045.

Referred to as neo-humanity, Istkov has begun his own political party in Russia called Evolution 2045.

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Essential Oils Can Help ADHD "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

About 11 percent of U.S. children (or 6.4 million) have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),1 which is characterized by a pattern of inattention, hyperactivity and/or impulsivity that interferes with learning, daily functioning and relationships. Rates have been increasing by about 5 percent a year.2

Among very young children (2 to 5 years), behavior therapy is the first-line treatment recommended for ADHD, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

However, data from the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that about half of preschoolers with ADHD were taking medication, and 1 in 4 were being treated only with medication.3

Further, only half of 4- to 5-year-olds with ADHD received behavior therapy, despite it being the recommended go-to treatment. By age 6, the so-called "best practice guidelines" for ADHD include treatment with both medication and behavior therapy.

It's a sad state of affairs on multiple fronts, the first of which surrounds the accuracy of ADHD diagnoses. Misdiagnosis is common, which means many children may be taking medications unnecessarily. The other glaring issue is the dangers of ADHD drugs, which are immense.

Kids taking these powerful drugs may suffer from side effects ranging from sleep problems and loss of appetite to seizures and increased heart rate, which is why alternative treatment options are urgently needed. Fortunately, one age-old option, essential oils, has shown promise in helping to relieve the symptoms of ADHD.

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are concentrated, aromatic plant extracts that have been used for thousands of years for emotional, cosmetic, medical and even spiritual purposes. The term "essential oil" actually comes from the idea of "quintessential oil."

Aristotle believed that in addition to the four physical elements (fire, air, earth and water) there was a fifth element, quintessence.

This was considered to be the "spirit" or life force of the plant, and distillation or evaporation were used to remove the "spirit" for human usage (this is also why distilled alcoholic beverages are referred to as "spirits")....

The Many Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Can sleeping naked improve your sleep and health? Evidence suggests that, yes, ditching your sleepwear may in fact have a number of benefits, including better sleep. Interestingly enough, a mere 8 percent of Americans admit to sleeping naked.1

Many of these health benefits result from the fact that sleeping naked helps prevent overheating, which can have a significant impact on your sleep quality. As you fall asleep, your body temperature drops, and this drop in core temperature actually helps you sleep better.

As you wake, your body temperature rises, which is why it's much more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep when you're hot.

Many keep their homes too warm to begin with, and wearing pajamas to bed will make you even warmer, which can lead to restless sleep and frequent waking. Ideally, keep the temperature in your bedroom below 70 degrees F. Studies show that the optimal room temperature for sleep is between 60 to 68 degrees.

One study showed a surface skin temperature difference of as little as 0.08 degrees F (or 0.4 degrees C) allowed subjects to sleep more soundly. But the benefits of sleeping in the buff don't end there.

Surprising Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Other health benefits of sleeping naked include:2,3,4,5

Improved metabolism

Lowering your body temperature helps activate brown fat a type of body fat that helps regulate your body temperature by generating heat.

Research shows that people with higher levels of brown fat have faster resting metabolic rates, better blood sugar control and higher insulin sensitivity. In one study, sleeping in a chilled room doubled the amount of brown fat participants produced....

Calming Chamomile: Learn More About This Timeless Essential Oil "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Before venturing out into war, Ancient Roman soldiers were said to rely on Roman chamomile oil to give them the courage and mental clarity they need in the battlefield. Today, this calming essential oil is still known to provide a wealth of benefits to people. In this article, lets discuss the many uses of Roman chamomile oil.

What Is Roman Chamomile Oil?

A popular herb in the Western world, there are actually two varieties of chamomile: German chamomile (Matricaria chamomile) and Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile).

Also known as English chamomile, Roman chamomile, the plant used to produce this essential oil, hails from northwestern Europe and Northern Ireland.

Roman chamomile is a perennial herb plant that grows close to the ground, with a hairy stem, feathery gray-green leaves and flowers that appear like miniature daisies, with yellow centers surrounded by white petals.1 The fragrant, apple-like scented flowers are used to produce the essential oil.

Roman chamomile oil is described to have a warm, sweet and herbaceous but slightly fruity scent. It can be grayish or a clear light blue color with a watery viscosity.

Uses of Roman Chamomile Oil

To the Egyptians, Roman chamomile was an herb closely dedicated to the sun and moon and was believed to cure fevers with its cooling ability. It was also said to help soothe nervous complaints. Both the plant and its essential oil were mixed or added to ancient shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes.

Roman chamomile plant has also been used to treat vomiting, nausea, gas and heartburn. It can also help relieve anxiety.

Today, Roman chamomile oil is known for its ability to soothe skin problems and is often added to body care products. It is also beneficial in relieving muscle discomfort after exercise, making it a beneficial addition to massage oils. Other uses of Roman chamomile oil include:2

Relief for migraines, headaches and nervous complaints when used in vapor therapy. Simply mix with a carrier oil and put in a burner or diffuser.

Alleviating allergies, colic, insomnia,...


Score! This Hot Girl Made a Facebook Account and Only Added Me "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

My name is Lucas Peterson and I am the chosen one.

No, Im not some prophet or anything like that. But, I am the luckiest man alive, because this mega-babe just made a Facebook 20 minutes ago and Im her only friend. She wants me, and me alone.

I am so in.

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Venmo Request from Donald Trump Goes Unanswered by Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WASHINGTON A request for funds was sent last night to Mexicos President Enrique Pea Nieto from the official Venmo account of the United States Department of the Treasury, seeking up-front payment for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The request, however, has received no response from the Mexican government, according to officials.

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Chinas Central Bank is Testing a Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Peoples Bank of China has reportedly tested a blockchain-based digital currency along with a number of major commercial banks.


from CoinDesk


Energy Update Real-Time Frequency Shift "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Anastacia, Australian Correspondent, Spirit is lovingly calling to you, asking that you begin to let down your guard, if only just a little ~ Your time has come and it is now ~ You are about to experience a shift in your frequency 26th January 2017 You are a kind, nurturing and []


Archon Implants And Critical Clearing Steps With Eric Raines Cosmic Awakening Show "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Michelle Walling, Guest writer, Host Michelle Walling interviews Eric Raines, a returning guest on the Cosmic Awakening Show and a speaker at In5ds upcoming Lifting the Cosmic Veil Conference In Seattle on March 18, 2017. Eric Raines became aware of the implantation and parasitic construct through personal experience. He has been removing implants []


Watch The Night Sky! Why Call The Black Moon A New Moon? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Dr. Krasi Attasio DMA, Rumen Kolev says: If modern astrologers only watched the sky, they would know everything! The cycles of the Moon are particularly important, even the most important subject in astrology since ancient times. The most significant cycles in ancient Mesopotamia were New Moon and Full Moon. The appearance of the first []


As President Trump Shoves Pipelines Forward, the Yankton Sioux Tribe Prepares for Action "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Robert Wayne Flying Hawk, chairman, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux Tribe). Photo courtesy of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

Published January 26, 2017

WASHINGTON On Tuesday, President Trump issued two memoranda directing his Administration to reverse course on the federal governments stance towards the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. From these memoranda, it is plain that Trump intends to push both projects through the federal permit and easement process as quickly as possible, with no regard for tribal rights and interests.

In December 2016, following nearly a year of protest at the Standing Rock Camps and around the world, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced its commendable decision to not approve an easement that would allow the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to cross the Missouri River at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Corps also declared that it would require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze alternate routes for the pipeline and to conduct a more rigorous environmental review. The Corps published its Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS in the Federal Register last Wednesday, January 18.

Tuesday, however, President Trump issued a memorandum directing the Corps to reverse course. Specifically, the memorandum directs the Secretary of the Army to instruct the Corps to consider withdrawing the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the DAPL Lake Oahe crossing. The memorandum also directs the Secretary of the Army to instruct the Corps to review and approve in an expedited manner, to the extent permitted by law and as warranted . . . requests for approvals to construct and operate the DAPL, including easements.

The about-face the President has called upon the Corps to make would evince a clearly arbitrary and capricious agency action in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act. Should the Corps heed the Presidents call and withdraw its Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS, the Tribe fully intends to challenge the unlawful action to the fullest extent permitted by law.

The language of the memorandum makes clear that the President is pushing if not crossing the boundaries of his authority. President Trump has known ties to the industry partners behind the pipeline project.

Shoving the project through, as his memorandum attempts to do, would avoid necessary environmental review, including consideration of alternat...


2017 Winter Session State of the Navajo Nation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez and President Russell Begaye

Published January 26, 2017

WINDOW ROCK President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez delivered the State of the Navajo Nation Address today during the opening of the 2017 Winter Session. The 23rd Navajo Nation Council voted 16-1 to accept the State of the Navajo Nation Address.

President Begaye opened his address by congratulating all the newly inaugurated Navajo Agency officials as well as the recently elected State Senators and State Representatives.

Great leaders think about the unborn generations and prepare for them. We must always think about the future, he said. We must also promote family values and a return to kinship as the core of our families.

The address focused on all aspects of the Four Pillars of the Begaye-Nez Administration: Veterans, Elders and Youth, Job Creation and Infrastructure.

In talking about Veterans issues, the president touched upon the recent internal audit of the Department of Navajo Veterans Administration Veterans Housing Program. The internal audit revealed deficiencies stemming from mismanagement that took place in the previous administrations.

We will be taking necessary steps to address any deficiencies or mismanagement through a corrective action plan, President Begaye said. We are working with Home Depot to identify invoices and track past expenses.

Many of the Council Delegates also had questions about the future plans for transportation, economic development, infrastructure projects, the Veterans Audit and Navajo Generating Station.

Bus routes are a big priority for the Navajo Nation to ensure the safety of our children,especially when the weather is increasingly abundant causing many of the students to trek long distances to get on their bus for school. It was said that the Trump administration will be creating an infrastructure plan for the United States, said President Begaye. We will be working with them to put Navajo Nation road improvements in that plan.

The use of the Din language was strongly advised during the council session. The Office of the President and Vic...


To Realize A New Earth For All "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Katie IndiCrow, Guest writer, In the last few months I have been noticing how energy waves contribute to wake up calls of consciousness which, in turn, expose the fragility/lies/injustice upon which our current structures are built. For example, many first wavers and blue rays were spurred into awakening into the 60-70s through the []


Climate Engineering, Ozone Destruction, And Radiation Clouds The Dangers Of Air Travel "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Air travel is becoming ever more hazardous to human health for a host of reasons. 

Not only are air travelers inhaling high concentrations of toxic particulates as they fly through various layers of solar radiation atmospheric haze (contributing to aerotoxic syndrome impacting passengers and crews), radiation clouds at aviation altitudes also pose a dire threat.

by Dane Wigington

A recently published study in a peer-reviewed journal is now acknowledging the radiation clouds and the dangers they present to air travelers.

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The Mexico City Policy and abortion funding: International impacts "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

United States (JR)  In January 2017, President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded a policy that forbids organizations from using U.S. foreign aid to promote abortion or provide information about abortion as a form of family planning.

The policy, established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, is commonly referred to as the Mexico City Policy because it was introduced to the International Conference on Population held in Mexico City that year. Critics often refer to it as the global gag rule.

Reagans policy tightened restrictions on funds distributed through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 already prohibited non-governmental organizations from using federal money to pay for abortions or entice women to have them. Over the years, the Mexico City Policy has been reinstated and rescinded multiple times, depending on the party of the president who is in office.

Despite the controversy and amount of federal funding involved, there is limited published research on the impact of the Mexico City Policy. Journalists Resource has pulled together a few academic studies as well as other resources that we hope will be helpful to journalists covering this topic.



United States Aid Policy and Induced Abortion in Sub-Saharan Africa
Bendavid, Eran; Avila, Patrick; Miller, Grant. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2011. doi: 10.2471/BLT.11.091660.

Summary: Three researchers from Stanford University look at how the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy in 2001 affected the probability that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa would have an induced abortion. The study, which focuses on 20 countries, suggests the Mexico City Policy is associated with an increase in abortions. Overall, the induced abortion rate increased significantly from 10.4 per 10,000 womanyears for the period from 1994 to 2001 to 14.5 per 10,000 womanyears for the period from 2001 to 2008 (P = 0.01). Although the trend changed gradually, the timing of the rise is consistent with the reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy in early 2001.




Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Attempting Trend Change "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price traded further lower against the US Dollar to test $10.15 where it found support. The ETH/USD pair is now making an attempt to break yesterdays highlighted bearish trend line on the hourly chart (data feed via SimpleFX). A break and close above $10.40 might open the doors for more gains in Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Attempting Trend Change

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Increased use of snares in Southeast Asia driving extinction crisis, scientists warn "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An extinction crisis is emerging in Southeast Asia due to an increase in snares that are wiping out wildlife in unprecedented numbers, according to an article published in the journal Science last week. The authors of the article say that unsustainable hunting methods both inside and outside of protected areas, mainly the use of homemade wire snares that kill or maim any animal entrapped by them, is pushing some of the planets most distinctive and imperiled mammals, species like Indochinese leopards (Panthera pardus delacouri), saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), and tigers (Panthera tigris), as well as more common terrestrial mammals, to the brink of extinction. Snares generate substantial wasted by-catch, which is often left to rot in the forest, write the authors, a group of scientists from academic institutions including James Cook University, Saint Paul University, University of Minnesota, and Oregon State University, as well as NGOs Global Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Alliance, Wildlife Conservation Society, and WWF. Because the snares are indiscriminate in what they catch, they frequently result in the capture of nontarget species, as well as females and young animals. They particularly affect mammals that cover large ranges, including many Threatened species (as classified by the IUCN) that have vital ecological roles in forests, the authors add. An August 2016 study found evidence that animal populations have declined sharply across Southeast Asia since 1980, with many species population numbers completely decimated in substantial portions of their ranges. And while deforestation and forest degradation are typically seen as the most significant


Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 0.91 USD
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Illegal Votes? Reports Mysterious Foreigner Voted 3 Million Times In US Election "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

putin illegal voting

Donald Trumps repeated claim that millions of illegal votes were cast in the recent presidential election appear to be true, with reports that one man an unregistered voter from Moscow may have voted 3 million times.

The man pictured above is believed to have cast the votes, despite not being a US citizen.

Ive heard of people voting in multiple polling stations in the one city. But this guy appears to have voted in North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, all in the one morning, an electoral expert said.

Mr Trump said it was not what I meant when referring to illegal voting.


Trump To Launch Major Investigation Into Voter Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Tyler DurdenHaving stunned the media with his Monday night announcement before members of Congress during a private reception that Trump only lost the popular vote due to vote fraud, the president refused to back down the next day, when on Tuesday the White House said Trump stands by his belief that millions of people voted illegally in the U.S. election.
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We the People, Resist "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The environmental activist organization Greenpeace, USA posted a short video using the words of Howard Zinn from You Cant Be Neutral on a Moving TrainThis one-minute history lesson is a timely reminder of the power that resides outside the three branches of the U.S. government.

Here is Zinns quote in full:

The good things that have been done, the reforms that have been made, the wars that have been stopped, the womens rights that have been won, the racism that has been partly extirpated in society, all of that was not done by government edict, was not done by the three branches of government. It was not done by that structure which we learn about in junior high school, which they say is democracy. It was all done by citizens movements. And keep in mind that all great movements in the past have risen from small movements, from tiny clusters of people who came together here and there. When a movement is strong enough it doesnt matter who is in the White House; what really matters is what people do, and what people say, and what people demand.

On January 25, 2017, Greenpeace summarized that message with one word, RESIST, in a banner unfurled in the sight line of the White House.


China's Central Bank is Testing a Blockchain-Backed Digital Currency "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The People's Bank of China has reportedly tested a blockchain-based digital currency along with a number of major commercial banks.



Beware of the Transhumanism Agenda and the GMOs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The elite hidden powers that be, the architects of darkness, have got the idea that the more understood about DNA the closer they get towards holding the keys to immortality. 

by Paul A Philips

While it has indeed been known for some time that they want a population reduction and have intentions to incorporate people with robotics, one of the greatest threats on the transhumanist agenda is GMO.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) the greatest threats to life

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Illinois: Secular Celebrants are Now Authorized to Solemnize Marriages "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Center for Inquiry

As of January 4, 2017, U.S. District Court judge ruled that certified Secular Celebrants are now authorized to solemnize marriages in the state of Illinois. Secular celebrants are officially permitted to solemnize marriages in the state of Illinois after the Center for Inquiry and Galen Broaddus successfully challenged the constitutionality of the statute in federal court.

A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court of record, by a retired judge of a court of record, unless the retired judge was removed from office by the Judicial Inquiry Board, except that a retired judge shall not receive any compensation from the State, a county or any unit of local government in return for the solemnization of a marriage and there shall be no effect upon any pension benefits conferred by the Judges Retirement System of Illinois, by a judge of the Court of Claims, by a county clerk in counties having 2,000,000 or more inhabitants, by a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, or in accordance with the prescriptions of any religious denomination, Indian Nation or Tribe or Native Group, provided that when such prescriptions require an officiant, the officiant be in good standing with his or her religious denomination, Indian Nation or Tribe or Native Group.

Before the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Marriage Act was ruled in this form, solemnizing marriages in Illinois was the exclusive purview of religious officials or select government employees, leaving no recourse for nonreligious couples who preferred an officiant who shares their closely held secular values. But now, U.S. District Judge Colin S. Bruce ruled that marriages solemnized by Center for Inquiry secular celebrants are valid, and secular celebrants can be relieved.

Galen Broaddus
Galen Broaddus

The Center for Inquiry brought the suit with plaintiff Galen Broaddus, a CFI-certified Secular Celebrant who is now free to perform and solemnize marriages. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. In January 2016, the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science announced that it was merging with the Center for Inquiry, with Robyn Blumner as the CEO of the combined organizations....


Non-believers Surpassed the Number of Believers in Korea "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Korean Believers

Korea - Religion in Korea encompasses a number of different traditions. The new religious census conducted in Korea showed some surprising statistics. For the first time, officially, there are more Koreans that consider themselves non-believers than those who say they are believers. "Christians were elated but scratched their heads, Buddhists were shocked and repented, while Catholics were calm yet deep in thought," a local report said of the census result.

Non-believers accounted for 56.1 percent of the population 27.5 million in the Statistics Korea 2015 Population and Housing Census. Statistics show that in 2005 the number of believers was 52.9% of the population but in the latest census the number was 43.9%.

The figure for non-believers has jumped almost 10 percent from 10 years ago, according to the report. While respondents were mainly non-Catholic Christians, Buddhists and Catholics, Christians totaled 9.68 million (19.7 percent), topping the number of Buddhists 7.62 million (15.5 percent) for the first time. Buddhism in 2005 was 22.8% and in 2015 decreased to 15.5%. 9.7% of the population belongs to Protestantism which is an increase from 2005 where it was at 18.2%.

The method of making the census this time was different from the last and it was more accurate than the past according to a priest member of the Bishop's pastoral research center. It is not surprising that the numbers are lower than the registered Catholics in the country. Many of those baptized while in the military, he says, don't even remember being baptized and many don't even remember that they are Catholic but all these have parish registers and are counted as Catholics.

The overall Christians figure might have included believers not registered in orthodox institutions, or heretics, and those who consider themselves Christians but do not attend church also known as "Canaan Christians," according to some experts. A Christian forum on January 5 raised awareness of Canaan Christians, who are estimated to number about 1 million in Korea. The forum was told that the issue of Christians leaving churches or showing enmity towards their religious leaders should be considered seriously.

The indigenous religion of Korea and of the Korean people is Korean shamanism. Shamanism is very much part of the culture. On the other hand, Korea has a very small number of those who call themselves Confucian but the culture...


Being an Agnostic/Atheist In India is a Cultural Taboo "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Atheists in India

India is a land of diversities and it is also visible in the spheres of religion. The major religions of India are Hinduism (majority religion), Islam (largest minority religion), Sikhism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism and Bah'. There are Indian religions, also termed Dharmic faiths or religions, and they originated in the Indian subcontinent. On the other hand, religions as Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Judaism arrived in the first millennium CE. There are obviously lot of different religions, but what about those people that dont believe? What is their status in India?

There are several Atheist Scientists and Atheist Celebrities in India, and the Indian Atheist movement is on the rise, but its still at its basics. Atheists in India want to be recognized on government forms. "In India, everyone has the right to choose their religion and everyone has the right to practice their religion, I should have the right to reject every religion," Vikram, member of one of a dozen regional groups of atheists in India, says. "And if I want to say it aloud, I should be allowed to. If I want to doubt someone's God, yes I should be allowed to. That is what free speech is."

Another atheist, Amit, explains, "There is this question, 'Which religion do you belong to?' There's no box which allows me to choose that I do not belong to any religion, or that I am an atheist. I find that deeply, deeply offensive." One man says he was forced to write a religion on his daughter's birth certificate. When he tried to write "None" the official told him that was not allowed.

There's the fact that India allows religion to dictate what would be civil functions in the West. So each religion has its own set of laws for issues like inheritance, marriage and divorce. Muslims follow one set, Hindus another. Atheists must pick which set to follow.

In India, they call the process of telling family and friends that you're an atheist "coming out" like coming out as gay. Many atheists say they're scared to tell their parents and continue going to temple and church to appease their families.

According to Dheeraj Kollipara, no Indian can be a true Atheist, maybe an agnostic at their best, because rituals are a major part of life. I am not allowed to get my hair cut on Tuesdays, Fridays, cut my nails on Fridays, Tuesdays, Monday evenings, Thursday evenings, shouldnt step on the door frame, all of this, because? God!

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I Saw That Going Different In My Head: The New Chicken Edition "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

One of the things on my list for 2017 was adding a few more chickens to my flock. In my head I pictured that happening like it has in previous years: coming home from Tractor Supply one day in early March with a box full of little nuggets that would live in the house for a few weeks and drive me crazy before moving out to the barn


Has anything around here even once gone the way I saw it happening in my head?

(Thats rhetorical. Obviously.)

Heres how doubling the size of my flock actually happened: I was running around my house in my pajamas last weekend with a tape measure in one hand, beer in the other, muttering to myself like crazy person I am, when a neighbor kid shows up unexpectedly at my door and offers me his chickens.

What? That doesnt ever happen to you?

Apparently he had seven Rhode Island Red hens that he couldnt take care of anymore and wondered if I wanted them (which, obv, Im not a crazy chicken lady for nothing you know) and, before I knew it, seven bewildered (and full-grown) ginger nugs showed up at the farm in a tiny little dog crate.

There is never a dull moment around here.

Especially because integrating new chickens into an existing flock can be a risky affair. The pecking order is a very real thing with chickens, and involves the kind of pecking that can leave an unfortunate nug bleeding and missing most of the skin from her head. (For real, I read this post five years ago over at the old Bonafide Farm website and its been seared into my memory ever since. Warning: its graphic.)

Chickens arent always so bloodthirsty, though. In a stable flock with a well-established hierarchy the pecking order really just plays out with a few sharp reminder pecks delivered from one bird to another around the food bowl and when settling in to roost at night just so everyone knows their place. When you add new chickens into a flock, however, that hierarchy is thrown out of whack, and if you dont integrate new chickens properly, well, all kinds of bad/bloody things can happen.

So adding seven new full-grown chickens to my existing flock of six was a prospect that came with no small amount of stress, and that stress brought on a lot of creative (i.e. completely insane) ideas about how to integrate the flocks with my one coop. They ranged from hiring someone to build...



COLONIAL AMERICAN DIGRESSIONS: PRESERVING COLONIAL FOODS:   18 th Century Crock Courtesy of National Park Service Back before the beginning of recorded history, when a hun...


1 Glass of Turmeric Juice is Equivalent to 60 Minutes of Exercise Study "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


A well-known kitchen ingredient, turmeric is not just your ordinary spice. Turmeric spice popular as a part of curry dishes is almost always found in superfood lists because of its many health benefits ranging from its antibiotic properties to boosting memory to even combating some cancer types. And according to a study, theres one more benefit we can add to the already long list: turmeric can improve your cardiovascular health as much as physical exercise!

Turmeric and the Cardiovascular System

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Cardiology, claims that turmeric extract can lower risks of heart attack by up to 56%. This recent study supports the earlier research published in 2012 in the Nutrition Research journal in which it says that eating the spice or taking supplements can be as effective as an aerobic exercise in improving your heart health. Just imagine a pinch of turmeric and its effects to the cardiovascular system can be compared to an hour of brisk walking or jogging. If your main goal for exercising is to improve your health, this may be what you have been waiting for.

Curcumin, the Magical Ingredient

The health benefits of turmeric can be attributed to its primary polyphenol, known as curcumin. Not just responsible for the spices color, curcumin has active properties that can improve vascular function, particularly in postmenopausal women. At this time of a womans life, heart problems could easily arise and thus become a real health concern.
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New Moon in Aquarius January 28th: Dreams, Wishes & The Chinese New Year "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Late in the night on Friday January 27th and early morning of Saturday the 28th (depending where you live in the world), there will be a new moon taking place at 8 degrees of Aquarius. This new moon is highlighted by Venus square Saturn and Mars moving into Aries just a few hours after the new moon. This new moon is also the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which is led by the Fire Rooster.


New Moon

With the new moon being in Aquarius, an air sign, our dreams and highest visions for ourselves and the world can be charged with a lofty mindset. This is positive. A great way to utilize this energy is to create new affirmations, dreams, wishes and vocalize them with passion and emotion behind it. What are you ready to begin anew? What dreams and wishes do you have that you want to begin now? How can you best visualize these with emotion?

Another interesting aspect of this new moon is that it is also conjunct the asteroid Isis. Isis is the goddess of beauty and fertility. Utilize this energy in ways you see fit. This also means that for this lunar month, we could see geopolitical events and news centered around ISIL, the terrorist group. Keep in mind that this group hijacked the name of the Egyptian beauty goddess in an attempt subvert the ideals of beauty and life.

However, since the ideals of beauty and life cannot be fundamentally twisted, we are likely to see a quickening of the demise of ISIL throughout this next lunar month. In other words, if ISIL (and t...


12 Amazing Uses Of Castor Oil You Didn't Know About "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Castor oil has anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties and has been used for centuries because of it's medicinal and therapeutic benefits .

Castor oil is extracted from the seeds of ricinus communis plants. The appearance is is a pale yellow liquid similar to that of olive or vegetable oil. Most of the benefits received from Castor oil come from it's high concentrated levels of unsaturated fatty acids.

Vitamin E, proteins, minerals and nutrients are packed inside castor which is good for your skin, hair and nails. Castor oil is mostly used in soaps, medicines, cosmetics and textiles, massage oils and a variety of different products we happen to use daily. It does not have a very pleasing taste and that's why it's not often found in food products.

Just like other oils the best kind of castor oil to get is pure, cold pressed, unrefined.

1. Moisturizes Dry Skin

Use castor oil to hydrate dry skin. Since castor oil is highly viscous, it stays put and penetrates deep into the skin, nourishing it with fatty acids. The high concentration of fatty acids also promotes healthy and shiny skin and it helps with condition like dermatitis, which is one of the main causes of severely rough, dry skin.
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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/26/2017 New Channel in the Works "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price is slowly making its way down, moving inside a descending channel on its short-term time frames.

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Letting Go of Attachment: From A to Zen "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Lori Deschene; tiny buddha

Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities. ~Dalai Lama

If theres one thing we all have in common its that we want to feel happy; and on the other side of that coin, we want to avoid hurting. Yet we consistently put ourselves in situations that set us up for pain.

We pin our happiness to people, circumstances, and things and hold onto them for dear life. We stress about the possibility of losing them when something seems amiss. Then we melt into grief when something changesa lay off, a breakup, or a transfer.

We attach to feelings as if they define us, and ironically, not just positive ones. If youve wallowed in regret or disappointment for years, it can seem safe and even comforting to suffer.

In trying to hold on to whats familiar, we limit our ability to experience joy in the present. A moment cant possibly radiate fully when youre suffocating it in fear.
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Jin Shin Jyutsu Finger Method Rub a Certain Finger For 60 Seconds And See What Will Happen to Your Body "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Healthy Food House

People in the Far East have practiced healing techniques such as acupuncture, reflexology, and massage therapies for centuries, in order to treat pain, trauma, stress, and various illnesses.

Yet, they became popular in America and Europe in the last decade.

Jin Shin Jyustu is an old oriental system of balancing life energy and bodily functions, and it is believed to treat back and neck pain, PTSD, depression, sciatica, and anxiety.

It involves pressing and/or pulling of every finger on the hand.

Mary Burmeister (Asian-American) was the first one to practice this technique in the United States, in the early 1950s, and she learned it from Jiro Murai, a specialist in it.
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FBI document: Weve been visited by beings from ANOTHER dimension "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ancient Code

While most people are clinched into a worldwide debate about aliens, discussing UFO sightings in space, on Earth, and the sheer number of whistleblowers who have come forward saying that we arent alone in the universe, the FBI has a very interesting document posted on their website.

The declassified document states that not only have weve been visited by ET, apparently weve been visited by beings from other dimensions.

However, it is noteworthy to mention that the document itself DID NOT ORIGINATE within the FBI. The document which is an extract from a 69-page document called ufo1.pdf was written by a former university head.

Nevertheless, the document was treated with great importance by the FBI, which is something I find VERY interesting.
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DARPA Genetically Modified Humans for a Super Soldier Army "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Youve seen it as science-fiction on TV or in the movies, but now it's science-fact. 

by Paul A Philips

Im talking about the Pentagons DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Project Agency) creation of a super soldier army with super human abilities achieved through genetic modification.

Going on for some years, shrouded in secrecy, these mutants will make future wars totally different games.

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Visit to Antarctica Confirms Discovery of Flash Frozen Alien Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Dr. Michael SallaIn early January 2017, secret space program whistleblower Corey Goode says he was taken to Antarctica to witness the first scientific excavations of ruins from an ancient flash frozen civilization buried under two miles of ice. While the discovery of the ruins date back to the first Nazi German expedition in 1939 according to Goode, it is only since 2002 that excavations by archeologists and other scientists have been allowed, The archeologists have allegedly prepared documentary films and academic papers whose release will astound the scientific community.
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Confined: artwork from Indigenous prisoners in Victoria in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Confined: artwork from Indigenous prisoners in Victoria in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Now in its eighth year, the annual Confined exhibition is presented by prisoner support organisation The Torch as part of St Kildas Indigenous Arts festival, Yalukit Wilum Ngargee. This year, it features artworks by 130 artists developed through The Torchs Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program


Complex Life Forms May Have Been on Earth for Billions of Years Longer than We Thought "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Humans are not the first complex life form to appear on this planet. The presumed aged of earth is only 4.6 billion years old, but there is growing evidence that our planet, and life on it not just single-celled organisms has been around much longer than experts have told us.


First, carbon-laced crystals have been found that are 300 million years older than the previously assumed oldest life on earth which date to 4.5 million years in age. While these crystals dont necessarily prove that biological life existed, they do suggest chemical signs of life.

Then, there are the giant footprints that have been found in places like Sri Lanka that are dated to between 200 million and several billion years ago. There are also pictures of teeth, arms, ribs, and more that The Smithsonian, and many other institutions, have claimed dont exist, but have been documented by other researchers. (True Legends)

Now researchers are saying that another form of complex life once existed on the earth but then disappeared, only later reappearing again.

A study conducted by scientists from the University of Washington (UW), suggests that more than a billion years before life really took hold on land, complex life developed in the earths oceans.

In a paper published Jan. 18 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lead author Michael Kipp, a UW doctoral student in Earth and space sciences, analyzed isotopic ratios of the element selenium in sedimentary rocks to measure the presence of oxygen in Earths atmosphere between 2 and 2.4 billion years ago.

Lead researcher, Eva Steken and Roger Buick, state in the paper,

There is fossil evidence of complex cells that go back maybe 1 billion years,...


The new lamb ad gets a D for effort, not for diversity | NITV "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The new lamb ad gets a D for effort, not for diversity | NITV: To its credit, there are a few things worth giving the nod too, most notably having Indigenous characters in the lead and moving beyond an all-white cast. That probably isn't that applause worthy in 2017, but whatever, it's still something, and far be it from me to try to deny any Aboriginal actors getting roles on national television.


Pope Orders Purge of Freemasons from Knights of Malta "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Some call the Freemasons a Jewish Luciferian cult, a religion of Judaism, based on the Babylonian Talmud, and the Jewish Kabala, an alchemical system of magic and deviltry, which form the basis for the Scottish Rites 33 ritual degree ceremonies. The freemasons are basically a warped, rogue community which took spiritual teachings meant for good and turned them to evil the classic archetype which most can relate to being Darth Vadar a high priest which sold his soul to evil and now is part-man, part machine, dying inside his own mask.

The Knights of Malta, some attest, are not an arm of the cabal, but another secret society. The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a lay religious organization headquartered in Rome dating back to the First Crusade. They too have a bloody and questionable history. They were Christian crusaders who believed that bloodshed was necessary to convert the evil. Funny then, that Pope Francis has ordered a purge of the Freemasons from the Knights of Malta. Which should truly be purged from the other?

The Holy Father instructed Cardinal Burke to clean out Freemasonry from the order. He is deeply disturbed by the fact that the Knights of Malta were handing out contraceptives in parts of Africa, according to Vatican journalist Edward Pentin.

The current wrangle centers around what Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has described as an unprecedented crisis. It first became public after the grand master of the Knights of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing, dismissed Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager as grand chancellor (the orders third-ranking official) on Dec. 6, accusing him of being ultimately responsible for the distribution of contraceptives through the orders humanitarian agency, Malteser International.

His insubordination has been called disgraceful. The Vatican church teaches that the use of condoms is gravely immoral and the Knights of Malta have been passing them out to protect against HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

According to the Vaticans semi-official newspaper, proponents of euthanasia and aborting chronically ill fetuses use the same arguments that were once used by the Nazis to promote their...


Oh the inhumanity of pointing out voter fraud and enforcing laws against it. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Bitter clingers have consumed the delusional narrative and digested Obamas Final Whopper as President He claimed that other countries dont have voter-ID laws, though many do. Ex -president Obama is known for telling some whoppers If you like your health-care plan, you can keep it is perhaps the most infamous  so it shouldnt surprise []


SU Request for Governor-General to accept a 'Declaration' and 'Proclamation' 26 January | Sovereign Union - First Nations Asserting Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

SU Request for Governor-General to accept a 'Declaration' and 'Proclamation' 26 January | Sovereign Union - First Nations Asserting Sovereignty: Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic said from Dubbo, NSW, today:

"The fraud that us being perpetrated against First Nations Peoples continues unabated and it is now time for all the colonial authorities to understand and accept their limitations.


Meditation Gaining Popularity in Prisons to Change the Lives of Inmates "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Manhattan County District Attorneys Office in New York City will be the latest correctional institution to introduce meditation as a means of stress-reduction for their inmates, as well as for others whove been the victims of violence suffering PTSD.

Our office is exploring ways in which it may be used to assist incarcerated individuals, domestic-violence and human-trafficking survivors, trauma-service providers and other people who may benefit from this unique therapeutic tool. ~DA spokeswoman, Joan Vollero [Source]

Of all the many modalities of meditation available for practice, Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a specific method introduced to the world in the 1960s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Today, many famous and very successful people swear by it as a powerful tool for personal transformation.

Director and producer David Lynch has been the most outspoken proponent of TM for use in institutions, and has pioneered programs for students, introducing the technique to Californias public education system.

Dr. Michael Puerini, OSCIs Medical Director, says, I think that TM can really help people broaden their focus. Theres something about TM that brings out compassion. I dont know how it works, but it does. And a compassionate person is a healthier person.

In 2015, the David Lynch Foundation brought TM to 900 inmates in the Oregon State Correctional Institution. It was part of a personal development program to help prisoners more easily integrate back into society after time served. The results were impressive, with participants remarking on an improved quality of life, improved focus, and most importantly a feeling of peace. This led to less stress and more peace in an ordinarily difficult-to-manage environment.

When I meditate its like a free feeling, it takes me away from the prison completely, I zone everybody out, everything out, like Im not even here for those 20-30 minutes that I meditate. The bad part about it is when I come back to reality Im still here, but when I do meditate Im relaxed, free, Im back on the streets, out of it, nothing can touch me. Its a great f...


Winona LaDuke: Trump's Push to Build Dakota Access "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Winona LaDuke: Trump's Push to Build Dakota Access: [] On Tuesday, Donald Trump signed a pair of presidential memorandums to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelinestwo major projects halted by the Obama administration following massive resistance from indigenous and environmental groups. Native American groups and their supporters have long opposed the Dakota Access pipeline being laid a mile from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and beneath the tribes primary source of drinking water. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe tweeted, "Trumps executive order on #DAPL violates the law and tribal treaties. We will be taking legal action." The tribe added, "Creating a second Flint does not make America great again." We speak to Winona LaDuke, Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives and works on the White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota.


January 26th was an assault on a strong, phenomenal culture and that is why you shouldnt "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

January 26th was an assault on a strong, phenomenal culture and that is why you shouldnt: You would be one of those on Twitter last week messaging me rubbish like What have the Aboriginals invented? A throwing stick? Or Civilisation would have never progressed in this country.

You would be one of those people who believes that Aboriginal people should be thankful and rather than whinge about Australia Day, instead start assimilating into society, and maybe bring along with you a side of lamb chops to throw on the barbie, mate.

But if you are one of those people, you really are regurgitating 18th century propaganda and after 200 years, I thought you might have advanced, just a little.

As you celebrate Australia Day this year, maybe start to think not just of the massacres on the frontier, but also the strength of Aboriginal civilization, and how it has survived despite the repeated attempts to extinguish it.


Survival Day events in 2017 - Amnesty International Australia "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Survival Day events in 2017 - Amnesty International Australia: Australia Day is not a celebration for all Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples mark this day as Survival Day. Since colonisation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been subjected to government-sanctioned violence, policies that removed children from families, the removal of people from their lands and the denial of self-determination.

This year on Survival Day, lets stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise the survival and resilience of the oldest living culture in the world.


Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

In this video, we meet Jeff, Rose, and their 5 girls who are living completely off grid on a 40-acre piece of land in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They built their own off-grid house for less than $25,000 with cedar posts sunk into the ground like a pole barn, log rafters, plywood, foam insulation, and a living roof. The house was so affordable to build because they didnt have to excavate or pour a concrete foundation, dig a well, or install a septic system.




Judge orders removal of blockade against northern Alberta pipeline construction "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

TransCanada logo building

TransCanadas headquarters in Calgary, Alberta.

Strict adherence to the construction schedule is essential, says TransCanada Corp.

By David Thurton, CBC NewsJan 25, 2017

A Fort McMurray judge has issued an order that authorizes the RCMP to remove a blockade set up to protest construction of a natural-gas pipeline.

Court of Queens Bench Justice Keith Yamauchi issued the order for demonstrators with the Chard Mtis Society to dismantle their protest camp by 4 p.m. Wednesday.

For the past week, as many as 15 protesters have been gathering outside the pipelines construction site.

The 20-km pipeline, being constructed by TransCanada Corp., will connect to the existing Kettle River line. The federal government approved the pipelines expansion in October 2016.

Raoul Montgrand, president of the Chard Mtis Society, said TransCanada repeatedly ignored his communitys right to be consulted about the project. People in Chard are also concerned about the environmental impact of the pipeline rout...


Maybe the principle of understanding is eternal "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tolerance is the virtue of man without convictions. G.K. Chesterton These are the fruits of the policy of statesmen who have risen from beggary to opulence, from obscurity to distinction, whose private mansions are more splendid than our public buildings, and whose fortunes are exalted in exact proportion to the decline of the interests of []


Miserable students fail to plot downfall of Australia Day from university lawn "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

26 January, 2016. 16:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Despite class not being back yet, a gaggle of inner-city socialists convened on the lawn of their local university to plot the downfall of Australia Day. Putting their social media know-how and arts degree work ethic to the test, the foursome put in some long []


Star Wars Valentines Printable "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

I dont know about you, but we are GREAT Star Wars fans in our house. So I am always keeping an eye out for cute Star Wars related ideas. Here is a great Star Wars Valentines Day Printable are these little play on words simply brilliant? I know that both my kids will adore

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Mooloolaba currently under siege by young men and women in country attire "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

26 January, 2016. 16:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A dolphin has gone missing from the Sea Life Sunshine Coast attraction. The gamble buttons on Pelican Pete, Wheres The Gold and Queen of the Nile have been worn down to the nub. A second-year leading hand was rushed to hospital last night after accidently []


Quercetin protects against heat stroke-induced myocardial injury. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Chem Biol Interact. 2017 Jan 16. Epub 2017 Jan 16. PMID: 28104348 Abstract Title:  Quercetin protects against heat stroke-induced myocardial injury in male rats: Antioxidative and antiinflammatory mechanisms. Abstract:  Heat stroke is characterilized by hyperthermia, systemic inflammation, and multiple organ failure including arterial hypotension. This definition can be fulfilled by a rat model of heat stroke used in the present study. Anesthetized animals were exposed to heat exposure (43 C for 70 min) and then returned to room temperature (26 C) for recovery. One hour before heat exposure, an intraperitoneal dose of quercetin (30 mg/kg) or vehicle (normal saline 1 ml/kg) was administered to the experimental groups of rats. Additional injection was administered immediatelyafter the onset of heat stroke. Immediately after the onset of heat stroke. Vehicle-treated rats displayed (i) hyperthermia; (ii) suppressed left ventricular function; (iii) decreased contents of cardiac total antioxiant capacity (e.g., superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase); (iv) increased contents of cardiac oxidative capacity malondialdehyde and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances; (v) increased cardiac levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor- and interleukin-6; and (vi) decreased cardiac levels of an anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin 10. Histopathologic and survival observation provided supportive evidence for biochemical analyses. These heat stroke reactions all can be significantly attenuated by quercetin therapy. Our data suggest that quercetin therapy might improve outcomes of heat stroke in rats by attenuating excessive hyperthermiaas well as myocardial injury. The protective effects of quercetin could be attributed to anti-lipid peroxidative, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Fireball lights up sky over eastern US "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A bright meteor streaked through the sky over the eastern United States around 09:08 UTC (04:08 local time) on January 25, 2017. The event lasted a couple of seconds and was caught on security camera in Huntsville, North Carolina. By 17:27 UTC, the American Meteor...... Read more


Home as a State of Being. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

My therapist once said something to me that stuck with me for years to come: When you feel


Inner West Council censors Invasion Day graffiti | Green Left Weekly "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Inner West Council censors Invasion Day graffiti | Green Left Weekly: The graffiti which read "Only fuckwits celebrate genocide" was only painted alongside the First Nation flag the night before on a wall backing on to the Camperdown Cemetery.

Anyone who walks through this park knows that the walls, built in 1848, are full of graffiti, only some of which is political.


LEAKED: Read The Full Draft Of Trump Executive Order Restricting Muslim Entry Into USA: Total Ban On Syrian Refugees, Biometric Tracking Systems, More "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Limiting the immigration of individuals from Muslim countries with ties to terrorism was a tenet of Donald Trumps Presidential campaign. To shouts of racism and xenophobia Trump held his ground throughout the election season and promised action within his first days in office.

This morning, the President confirmed that construction of a southern border wall will begin within months.

The American public has also been anticipating Trumps next move on immigration from Islamic countries. We now know what these new restrictions will look like.

A leaked document purported by the Huffington Post to be a draft of Trumps next Executive Order has been uploaded online. Key points in the document are detailed below:

  • Block refugee admissions from the war-torn country of Syria indefinitely.
  • Suspend refugee admissions from all countries for 120 days. After that period, the U.S. will only accept refugees from countries jointly approved by the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department and the Director of National Intelligence.
  • Ban for 30 days all immigrant and nonimmigrant entry of individuals from countries designated in Division O, Title II, Section 203 of the 2016 consolidated appropriations act: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. These countries were targeted last year in restrictions on dual nationals and recent travelers participation in the visa waiver program.
  • Suspend visa issuance to countries of particular concern. After 60 days, DHS, the State Department and DNI are instructed to draft a list of countries that dont comply with requests for information. Foreign nationals from those countries will be banned from entering the U.S.
  • Expedite the completion of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all visitors to the U.S. and require in-person interviews for all individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa.

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Quercetin attenuates cell Survival, inflammation, and angiogenesis in murine T-cell lymphoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2017 Jan 20:1-11. Epub 2017 Jan 20. PMID: 28107044 Abstract Title:  Quercetin Attenuates Cell Survival, Inflammation, and Angiogenesis via Modulation of AKT Signaling in Murine T-Cell Lymphoma. Abstract:  AKT signaling is important to maintaining normal physiology. Hyperactivation of AKT signaling is frequent in cancer, which maintains a high oxidative state in a tumor microenvironment that is needed for tumor adaptation. Therefore, antioxidants are proposed to exhibit anticancer properties by interfering with the tumor microenvironment. Quercetin is an ubiquitous bioactive antioxidant rich in vegetables and beverages. The present study aimed to analyze cancer preventive property of quercetin in ascite cells of Dalton's lymphoma-bearing mice. Protein level was determined by Western blotting. Nitric oxide (NO) level was estimated spectrophotometrically using Griess reagent. Results show downregulation in phosphorylation of AKT and PDK1 by quercetin, which was consistent with decreased phosphorylation of downstream survival factors such as BAD, GSK-3, mTOR, and IkB. Further, quercetin attenuated the levels of angiogenic factor VEGF-A and inflammatory enzymes COX-2 and iNOS as well as NO levels, whereas it increased the levels of phosphatase PTEN. Overall results suggest that quercetin modulates AKT signaling leading to attenuation of cell survival, inflammation, and angiogenesis in lymphoma-bearing mice.

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ValueShuffle Comprehensive Transaction Privacy For Bitcoin Users "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The public ledger is an indispensable part of bitcoins blockchain, yet it imposes a serious threat that undermines the privacy of anyone sending or receiving bitcoin. Since the source of coins can be traced and tainted, the value of two bitcoins from 2 different sources might not be the same (as the coin whose source cannot be traced can be worth more than a traceable coin); hence, the fungibility of bitcoin can be questionable. To overcome these threats, many researchers have proposed a number of privacy enhancing solutions to render bitcoin more secure and anonymous. Nevertheless, the majority of the proposed solutions either solve only a small number of bitcoins privacy issues, so they would provide limited value if implemented successfully, or require major modification(s) of the blockchain protocol.

Researchers from Saarland University, Germany, proposed a solution to promote privacy of bitcoins transactions. The new solution, which they named ValueShuffle, is designed on the basis of CoinJoin, a method for anonymizing bitcoin transactions that was proposed by Gregory Maxwell. ValueShuffle is by far the first coin mixing solution to conceal the amount of coins involved in transactions, which is a proposal known as Confidential Transactions (CT). ValueShuffle is designed to guarantee the anonymity of the participants of a coin mixing round, not only against blockchain observers, but also against possible malicious attackers participating in the coin mixing round.


Via coupling ValueShuffle with Confidential Transactions along with Stealth Addresses. the proposed solution promotes what can be described as comprehensive privacy (senders anonymity, receivers anonymity and privacy of the paid amount), without having to do any modification to the current bitcoin protocol. The paper proved that combining the aforementioned three privacy promoting strategies creates synergies that can solve the two major problems that have hindered the implementation of coin mixing practices, mainly that participants need to mix the same amounts of coins, and need to do so before the funds can be actually spent. As such, ValueShuffle can unleash the full potential of coin mixing practices as a solution to enhance bitcoins privacy and anonymity.

The Features of ValueShuffle:


I dont Need You, Because I have Me. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This is what I needed to read after my most recent heartbreak:



German Court Sentenced Kurdish Activist Ahmed Celik to 3 Years - nsnbc international | nsnbc international "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

German Court Sentenced Kurdish Activist Ahmed Celik to 3 Years - nsnbc international | nsnbc international: Celik has already spent 1,5 years behind bars. Celik had been charged with being an executive member of Turkeys Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) in Germany. Celik, for his part, maintained that he has struggled for the democratic and cultural rights of the Kurdish people in Germany since 1986.

He has worked for various Kurdish institutions and served as the President of Federation of Kurdish Associations in Germany (YEK-KOM) between 2008 and 2011.

Turkey, the United States and the European Union have designated the PKK as a terrorist organization. Neither Russia, China, nor Switzerland designate the PKK as a terrorist organization. The PKK launched its armed insurgency against the Turkish State in 1984, during the cold war. The PKK has since then received more than merely sympathies from Moscow and Tehran.


Rutin attenuates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Jan 6. Epub 2017 Jan 6. PMID: 28069395 Abstract Title:  Rutin attenuates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity via regulating autophagy and apoptosis. Abstract:  Doxorubicin as anticancer agent can cause dose-dependent cardiotoxicity and heart failure in the long term. Rutin as a polyphenolic flavonoid has been illustrated to protect hearts from diverse cardiovascular diseases. Its function is known to be related to its antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity which may regulate multiple cellular signal pathways. However, the role of rutin on doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity has yet to be discovered. In this study, we explored the protective role of rutin on doxorubicin-induced heart failure and elucidated the potential mechanisms of protective effects of rutin against cardiomyocyte death. We analyzed cardiac tissues at the time point of 8weeks after doxorubicin treatment. The results by echocardiography, TUNEL staining, Masson's trichrome staining as well as Western blot analysis revealed that doxorubicin induced remarkable cardiac dysfunction and cardiotoxicity in mice hearts and cardiomyocytes, which were alleviated by rutin treatment. Western blot analysis indicated that the underlying mechanisms included inhibition excessive autophagy and apoptosis mediated by Akt activation. Collectively, our findings suggest that suppression of autophagy and apoptosis by administration of rutin could attenuate doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity, which enhances our knowledge to explore new drugs and strategies for combating this devastating side effect induced by doxorubicin. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Genetic and epigenetic control of heart failure - edited by Jun Ren&Megan Yingmei Zhang.

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82% of Americans Dont Know Who Painted Girl with a Pearl Earring, Study Says "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

An image from Meurals report on Americans and art (via Meural)

Meural, a new online art buying platform that believes in democratizing art, commissioned a study from the internet-based market research firm YouGov PLC on Americans and art. The survey was conducted last November, and the sample size was 1,105 American adults.

Some not so surprising things (with my commentary):

  • 82% of people could not identify the artist of the Girl with a Pearl Earring as Vermeer. I bet many thought it was by Rembrandt.
  • 42% of millenials couldnt name Grant Woods American Gothic. Who cares?
  • 1 in 14 believe art is too pretentious for them to enjoy. Honestly, Im surprised it isnt higher.

Some suspect things:

  • 1 in 5 Americans would spend more time appreciating art if they had better access. Im not sure I buy this because, people always say aspirational things but often do something else. 

And the really surprising:

  • 4% of Americans buy art regularly. Hmmm
  • 85% of those who buy art say they will spend up to $500 on it. OK, this makes more sense but how will any artist make a living if this is the preferred price point?

Art in the United States continues to be an enigma. This country has some of the strongest art institutions, best-known artists, and the most (and arguably the best) arts professionals in the world, yet the divide between the art community and the American public is something people are constantly trying to figure out. Maybe part of the appeal of American art is the constant desire by artists, curators, and other arts professionals here to expand the audience. What these stats dont tell us is how were going to do that. Whats next?

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Theatre and Morality: Synges Playboy of the Western World "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

51d1K+tbdfLOn the 26th of January 1907, The Playboy of the Western World, a three-act drama, written by Irish playwright John Millington Synge, was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Synges main writing interest revolved around the life of churchgoing Roman Catholic peasants of rural Ireland, paradoxically, the raw paganism of the way they perceived the world. He also favoured low-life characters such as tramps and beggars, present in the novels and dramatic works of Samuel Beckett, who was significantly inspired by him.

The story of the play follows Christy Mahon, who enters Flahertys tavern, somewhere on the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland. He tells the locals that he is on the run after having smacked his father in...


Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet Cryptosteel "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

There are various ways to maintain bitcoin using cold storage techniques like a paper or a hardware wallet. Lots of these methods keep your cryptocurrency safe, but private keys and seed phrases need to be backed up in a secure fashion. One method of backup is called Cryptosteel, which can safely house private keys, BIP39 compatible seeds, and even secret cryptographic messages.

Also read: The Bitpay Visa: a Bitcoin-Debit Card Review

Testing Out the Cryptosteel Cold Storage Solution

Review of the Cold Storage Hardware Wallet CryptosteelThis week I was sent the latest limited edition Cryptosteel product invented by Wojtek Stopinski from Warsaw, Poland. The flagship product has been well-known by bitcoiners since the company initiated its Indiegogo campaign in the summer of 2015. The device has changed a touch since then so I decided to give Cryptosteel a review for our reader base. I decided to save a BIP39 passphrase created by a Mycelium wallet, but the product can store paper wallet keys and 12-24 word hardware wallet seeds as well. A BIP39 passphrase is a mnemonic code or a sentence of easy to remember words found in deterministic wallet i...


How Does Bitcoin Mining Really Operate? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

If youve already heard about Bitcoin, you probably know that mining is one of the core concept underlying this blockchain technology. Youve maybe also heard that mining involves thousands of powerful computers which solve some magical puzzles. But do you really know how does mining works under the hood?

Science behind Bitcoin

Despite the fact that the blockchain technology takes advantage of a few sophisticated numerical algorithms, the underlying concepts are quite straightforward. And definitely you dont need an engineering degree in programming to grasp the gist of this revolutionary technology!


Cryptographic hash function

Hash functions belong to a very useful class of algorithms that transform any data into a short message which then we can easily compare and process. Simple example of that could be a mathematical function which as an output gives the remainder of division by 1000 (modulo operation). You can think about hashes as fingerprints of data.

Cryptographic hash functions must meet some conditions, such as:

  • be deterministic-that means for the same input function have to always return the same hash
  • you shouldnt be able to guess the input from hash except by trying all possibilities, which is impossible even for supercomputers
  • small change in the input should result in a completely different hash
  • it should be extremely hard to find 2 different inputs which give the same hash (like winning Powerball 10 times in a row hard!!!)

Cryptographic hash functions are diligently analyzed before they are recommended to production use. For instance National Institute of Standards and Technology organized several contests for hash functions in which finest minds in the world tried to crack or find vulnerabilities in the list of proposed algorithms.

Bitcoin relies heavily on this properties when it comes to mining blocks. If youre curious, an actual implementation uses well known and battle-tested algorithm called SHA-256.

Merkle tree

Second important thing you need to get to fully understand mining is the concept of Merkle tree. Merkle trees can be used to verify contents and order of given chunks of data. Lets say you want to send 4 files to your friend and you want to guarantee that any of these files wont be modified along the way. Merkle tree is solution to your problem. All you need to do is simply follow three...

Troll reintroduces abortion gag rule "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The troll has reintroduced the Reagan gag rule that prohibits US-funded organizations from referring women to abortion providers.

In the past, this rule impacted birth control provision and health care for women and for children. It is also likely to kill thousands of women by leaving them with no safe abortion option.

It will surely encourage population growth and thus increase future poverty.


Study: Antacids During Pregnancy Linked to Increase in Asthma in Children "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Want Your Kid to Have Asthma? Take Acid Blockers!

by Alliance for Natural Health USA

Not only do they make your acid reflux problems worse, they actually sicken your unborn child. Action Alert!

An analysis of eight different studies, including data from over 1.6 million patients, found that taking heartburn medication during pregnancy significantly increases the risk for asthma for the baby.

The researchers found that proton pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec or Nexium) increase the risk of babies developing asthma by 30%; other acid blockers (like Pepcid and Tagamet) increased the risk by 46%. These are huge numbers.

The reason for this effect is unclear, but some think that the drugs interfere with digestion, resulting in undigested food allergens being passed on to the fetus.

This is of course only the latest alarm bell to go off regarding Big Pharmas wrong-headed answer to acid reflux and stomach problems. These drugs are the poster children of everything wrong with our current medical establishment and drug approval process.

Acid blockers do not address the root cause of stomach trouble, which is often too little stomach acid, not too much. This means that in many cases, taking acid blockers simply makes your stomach problems even worse. Public health experts say between 60 and 70% of people who take these drugs dont need them.

Then there are the side effects, which weve written about...


Reduced serum levels of folate and vitamin B12 were found in Chinese patients with T2DM and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2017 Jan 9. Epub 2017 Jan 9. PMID: 28081987 Abstract Title:  Serum folate, vitamin B12 levels and diabetic peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis. Abstract:  The association between serum folate and vitamin B12 levels and the risk of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) remains unclear. This meta-analysis included 16 studies of serum folate levels (1190 cases and 1501 controls) and 18 studies of serum vitamin B12 levels (1239 cases and 1562 controls) in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Reduced serum levels of folate and vitamin B12 were found in patients with T2DM and DPN compared with patients with T2DM but without DPN; weighted mean difference (WMD) = -1.64 (95% confidence interval [CI] = -2.46, -0.81) and WMD = -70.86 (95% CI = -101.55, -40.17), respectively. A subgroup analysis confirmed these associations in the Chinese population, but not in the Caucasian and mixed populations. In conclusion, these findings support the need for further controlled studies in defined patient populations and the importance of monitoring serum folate and vitamin B12 levels in patients with T2DM.

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Interview with Author James Lyons-Weiler, PhD on Commoditization of American Health "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel Back in December, KARE11 TV in Minneapolis aired the story, UMN needs participants for landmark autism study. This report was on a major national study that will examine the genetics of autism. The video featured a dad...



A Startlingly Intimate Graphic Novella About the Black Plague "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Laid Waste (images courtesy of Fantagraphics)

Julia Gfrrer expresses the fantastical and the medieval in the mundane. Her latest graphic novella, Laid Waste, is bookended with pages populated by fleas, with dotted-in flecks about them suggesting filth. No character within the book ever explains the Black Death to us, though Laid Waste centers around it. There are more pages dedicated to the necessary business of burying the dead than there are to anyone actually dying. A two-page scene depicts dogs fighting over an abandoned corpse arm. The next page features the protagonist, Agnes, who has just that day buried her older sister, kneading bread dough. Gfrrers precise body language builds up Agnes struggle to tamp down her emotion and maintain normalcy until she cracks in a simple but heartbreaking way. Its Edward Gorey meets Chantal Akerman.

The Black Death conjures imagery of a dramatic danse macabre in the popular imagination, but Gfrrer sees no reason not to apply an indie comic book sensibility to the subject. Though she renders the village in which Agnes lives as a sparse, post-apocalyptic zone of alienation with more livestock than people, those people interact with subdued everyday courtesy. Are they all traumatized, or is this the onl...


Just let everybody Leave or Remain, say Liberal Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The Liberal Democrats have sought to end the political divisions over the UKs continued membership of the European Union with a groundbreaking new policy of everybody seceding from everybody else depending on which way they voted on Brexit.

I heard Nicola Sturgeon banging on about an independent Scotland staying in the EU because thats what they voted for and thats when I had this really great idea to solve all our problems, squeaked Lib Dem leader Tim Farron. I thought, why dont we just let everyone do that? Everywhere that voted for remain should remain and everywhere that voted to leave should just leave. Brilliant.

Farrons policy means that although the UK as a whole, including England, voted to quit, several areas such as the West Midlands voted to stay and would therefore remain in the EU. However, Birmingham borough voted to leave, so it would leave the EU, although in some areas, including Yardley, which voted to remain, would remain. In Yardley, however, some areas, like Spring Road, voted to leave, and would be able to leave.

That sounds all right to me, said Beryl Knight, a Spring Road resident, as long as we at number 47 can stay in. Her sister Nancy, however, who shares the house, was not happy. I voted leave, she said, and I do think that ought to include where I live.

Beryl has suggested that since her bedroom is slightly larger, her preference should prevail and 47 Spring Road should Remain. No, thats not fair, Nancy argued. Her bedroom is only larger because of the bay window. Mine is big enough to survive perfectly well, so my bedroom should leave the EU even if hers doesnt.

Mind you if Beryls cat Tiddles, whose basket is in her bay window, could choose, hed want to leave.

Im sure he doesnt want a load of unelected Brussels bureacrats telling him how many hours he can hunt mice or forcing him to allow all the neighbours cats into our garden. So even if Beryls room stays in the EU, her bay window should be allowed to leave. We must respect the democratic views of our cats and, possibly, dogs. Otherwise, what was the point of the whole referendum? Seriously? Because we sure as shit arent getting 350m a week for the NHS or staying in the Single Market. Must be this.

Neither Tiddles nor Tim Farron were willing to offer a comment yesterday evening, as they had both been called in for their supper.




Man Accused of Brutally Murdering Over 400 People Finally Captured "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PHOENIX, Arizona  

Mark Sawyer, 70, has reportedly been eluding police for more than 50 years, as he has been sought in connection with a staggering 400 murders. The slayings have taken place in all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and Guam, dating back to his first accused killing in 1964 when he was just 17.

Sawyer was arrested after his current girlfriend, Denise Marvel, 60, recognized him from an old episode of the TV series Unsolved Mysteries, which was just recently added to the streaming service Amazon Prime.

I used to love the show when it was on back in the day, and I thought Id give it a try again. I was very, very surprised to see that my boyfriend, Mark, was wanted! said Marvel. I was scared, but I called the police. He killed so many people!

Sawyer has admitted to killing 9 people in the last 6 months, but he says he cant, for sure, admit to all 400-plus murders.

I know Ive killed some people, maybe 9 or 10 since last summer, but before that, everything is a blur. I mean, I can barely remember my own birthday, let alone how many people I might or might not have killed over the years, said Sawyer. Its not like I kept a journal. God, at least I dont think I did. Its really hard getting old.

Police say that Sawyers spree being brought to an end is one of the biggest catches any of them have ever seen. Federal databases show that most serial killers do not have such a long span of recorded crimes, and none have ever had as many connected crimes as Sawyer.

Mark Sawyer has murdered more people than, perhaps, any serial killer in history, said Police Chief Jesus Mendez of the Phoenix Police Department. He definitely tops the 130 by Columbian serial killer Louis Garavito. Im just so glad that he settled here in Phoenix, so it can be our department on record for the arrest. Hes the biggest fish weve ever had!

If convicted, Sawyer will be sentenced to death.


Free Energy Breakthrough In Russia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Russian scientists have successfully created a technology that can alter the protons of an atom and change the atom itself, making one element from another. The breakthrough was announced in Geneva, Switzerland, which can be seen below.

free energy

Ladies and gentlemen, today, here in Geneva, we are making public a discovery on the technology, which, without any exaggeration, could be described as historic significance. Now, the essence of this discovery and the technology, boils down to the development of industrial methods for the transformation of chemical elements into other elements and their isotopes. What we have to show you today is a transmutation without any nuclear reactors, without heavy water or anything of the kind to obtain transmutation of elements. 

Our approach with transmutation of chemical elements is biochemical in nature. It is still too early to fully grasp the economic and civilization significance of this development of this technology. It would not be an exaggeration to say that this discovery is a veritable revolution which is going to open a new chapter in the technological process. Unlikely as it may sound, this is a fact. The architects for this discovery and technology are leading Russian chemists Mrs. Tamara Sahno and Mr. Victor Kurashov. These are theoretically and experimental scientists who stand on the shoulders of a dynasty of researchers who have been instrumental in discovering this method for the transformation of chemical elements. 

Mankind, represented by the authors, has discovered this method for the transmutation of matter, which is likely to change the face of todays world, perhaps as deeply as it was changed by the use of electricity, perhaps even deeper. 

Though this announcement quietly took place in June of 2016, the dust is still needing to settle before we perhaps realize the potential magnitude of this discovery. What must be remembered is that even though this took place about 7 months ago, but hasnt been announced on a mass scale, it doesnt mean that this isnt real or significant. If this discovery is indeed real, it would still make complet...


Folate and vitamin B12 concentrations are associated with plasma DHA and EPA fatty acids. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Br J Nutr. 2017 Jan 18:1-10. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28098048 Abstract Title:  Folate and vitamin B12 concentrations are associated with plasma DHA and EPA fatty acids in European adolescents: the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study. Abstract:  This study aimed to examine the association between vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12 biomarkers and plasma fatty acids in European adolescents. A subsample from the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study with valid data on B-vitamins and fatty acid blood parameters, and all the other covariates used in the analyses such as BMI, Diet Quality Index, education of the mother and physical activity assessed by a questionnaire, was selected resulting in 674 cases (43 % males). B-vitamin biomarkers were measured by chromatography and immunoassay and fatty acids by enzymatic analyses. Linear mixed models elucidated the association between B-vitamins and fatty acid blood parameters (changes in fatty acid profiles according to change in 10 units of vitamin B biomarkers). DHA, EPA) and n-3 fatty acids showed positive associations with B-vitamin biomarkers, mainly with those corresponding to folate and vitamin B12. Contrarily, negative associations were found with n-6:n-3 ratio, trans-fatty acids and oleic:stearic ratio. With total homocysteine (tHcy), all the associations found with these parameters were opposite (for instance, an increase of 10 nmol/l in red blood cell folate or holotranscobalamin in females produces an increase of 1585 mol/l of EPA (P value

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Beware Of People Around You, Science Says Youd Absorb Their Energy "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


Energy is everywhere, and its effects are real.

Have you noticed that the company you keep has a major impact on your energy levels? For example, one of the reasons you enjoy hanging out with your best friends or favorite relatives is probably because they have a beneficial effect on your mood. On the other hand, we all know at least a couple of people who are best described as toxic. These are the folk who seem to leave those around them feeling negative, drained or even depressed after just a short period of time in their presence.

The universe and everything in it is comprised of atoms, which are in part made up of energy. Therefore, we shouldnt be surprised to learn that the kind of energy we transmit and encounter shapes our lives on multiple levels. Arguably we have a responsibility to discover as much as possible about human energy transfer, and how it may be harnessed for the greater good.

Science has now proven that negative people affect our energy

Although the effects of other peoples energy may seem a matter of common sense, it has taken mainstream science a long time to investigate this phenomenon. However, the study of how energy originates from and impacts upon living things (known as bioenergetics) is now a growing field.

Researchers at the University of Bielefeld in Germany have demonstrated that plants have the ability not only to create glucose using energy from the sun via photosynthesis, but they can also absorb energy from other plants growing nearby. This discovery has been heralded as a major breakthrough when it comes to understanding how plants, in this case algae, can get their energy needs met via multiple mechanisms. Furthermore, this research also has the potential to help us understand the ways in which humans can heal and help one another using nothing more than their natural energy levels.


Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate propaganda from website "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

"U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives."

If the website goes dark, years of brainwashing EPA has done on climate change will disappear, whines one of the EPA staffers to Reuters who nods compassionately and tries to spin something negative from this great news. Hello There Reuters; Man made global warming is a hoax! HOAX! Can you here me? Taxpayers don't want to pay one more criminal cabal scam!



Artist Masterfully Maneuvers a Palette Knife to Sculpt Dynamic Paintings "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Energetic Palette Knife Portraits by Salman Khoshroo

Theres a palpable energy in every brush stroke of Salman Khoshroos enormously striking large-scale palette knife portraits. Khoshroo masterfully maneuvers the tool so that the paint seems to ooze off of his canvases and amass into dynamic figures full of tension and intensity.

Currently based in Tehran, Khoshroo is a self-taught painter who originally obtained his degree in digital arts. He first started painting in 2009 when the political atmosphere in Iran forced him to spend more time in his studio. Khoshroos style quickly evolved into abstract art, expressionism, and fauvism. In an interview with Yatzer, he shares that his interest in omitting the human face is two-fold. For one, the works are expressions of identity and self-presentation in the age of Facebook. Secondly, this choice is all the more meaningful in his home country, where women have to cover up the rest of their bodies.

Most of Khoshroos figures from his 2016 Wanderer series are immense (standing several feet tall) and are composed of intricate, precise strokesa technique he began experimenting with in 2015. As seen in his portraits below, he does this by spreading and smearing colors directly, using palette knives rather than paintbrushes. The results are highly abstract images composed of bold strokes of saturated oil paint, combined with an intensity of texture to achieve visuals reminiscent of Impressionist paintings.

Salman Khoshroo infuses his palette knife portraits with an incredible feeling of movement and energy.

Energetic Palette Knife Portraits by Salman Khoshroo...


Low levels of serum folate were correlated with an increased severity of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncol Lett. 2016 Dec ;12(6):4510-4514. Epub 2016 Oct 14. PMID: 28105160 Abstract Title:  Folate deficiency and aberrant expression of cell adhesion molecule 1 are potential indicators of prognosis in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Abstract:  The etiology of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC) has not yet been adequately examined. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the association between serum folate deficiency and abnormal expression of the cell adhesion molecule 1 (CADM1) protein in the progression of LSCC. Samples were collected from 60 patients with LSCC and 30 healthy people. Radioimmunoassays and immunohistochemical staining were performed to measure serum folate levels and CADM1 protein expression, respectively. The results demonstrated that CADM1 expression in LSCC specimens was significantly lower than in adjacent normal tissues ((2)=28.229, P

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Suicide Numbers on Trumps Inauguration Day Lowest in 50 Years "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


Statistics released by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention show that last Tuesday, on Trumps inauguration day, the rate of suicide was dramatically increased, with lower suicides on that day than any other in the last 50 years.

Regularly, there are about 120 suicides on any given day, with nearly 45,000 suicides happening each year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. According to the AFSP, though, Tuesdays numbers were almost alarmingly low.

Normally, we record about 100 deaths, reported to us by police and federal agencies from across the country, said AFSP Chairman Timothy Allen. On Tuesday, we actually expected the number to increase to record levels, but instead, the opposite was true. As it turns out, there were only 3 suicides reported for the entire country on that day.

Allen says that the number was the lowest in over 50 years, and that compared to Obamas inauguration day, the number is mind-boggling.

In 2008, there were over 600 suicides that occurred on Obamas inauguration day, said Allen. That number was actually closer to 800 in 2012. Now, what these numbers mean is not my area to discuss. We filter the information, but we are not a political organization. It seems to me, though, that perhaps there are a lot more Trump supporters out there than people will admit. If he was really as hated as the media would make you think, the suicide rate would have been off the charts.


Dog Who Loves Pigs Finally Meets One Who Loves Him Back "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A 10-acre spread in Morrow, Ohio, should be all the room in the world for five pigs, three cats and a dog.

But for one of those pigs, there's only one spread. The bedspread.


While the rest of Whitney Chiong's pigs are content to romp and chomp outside, Calvin prefers the cozier confines of the house.

"The other pigs want no part in being house pigs anymore," Chiong tells The Dodo. "They have all this land to root up and explore.

"Calvin is a super couch potato, spoiled rotten, super cuddly guy."

And that suits Rizzo perfectly. The pig-obsessed puppy had been trying seemingly all his life to get his porcine siblings to play with him.


"I have the other pigs outside in the barn," Chiong says. "When I go out there to take care of them, Rizzo tries to play with them. And they're just like, 'Uhhh no. What are you doing?'"

But two weeks ago, Calvin came along he was rehomed after his former family could no longer take care of him and brightened every corner of the house.

And, from the moment they met, Rizzo's heart.

"Rizzo tried to play with him," Chiong recalls. "They chased each other through the house. They were best friends from the beginning. They are inseparable."


Indeed, when Calvin isn't giving Rizzo his heart, he's at least offering a warm bottom for a pillow.



As Trump Threatens the NEA, an Artist Compiles All the Projects It Funded Last Year "IndyWatch Feed Arts", a website by Tega Brain (GIF via

Last week, the administration of President Donald Trump sent shockwaves through the art world when it shared its federal budget, which calls for completely scrapping the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The president and his pals are evidently blind to the value of art, but as many of us know so well, both agencies have supported countless individuals and organizations with the roughly .004% of the federal budget that each receives annually.

To illustrate just how beneficial the NEAs work has been, artist and environmental engineer Tega Brain has programmed a website that scrolls through the types of  grants the NEA awarded last year alone. Like end credits of a movie, each funded project moves slowly down your screen in bright colors to form a simple but clear message: we really need the NEA.

Brain drew the data straight from the agencys website; here, rephrased in one-liners that summarize each grant, you get a clear sense of the diversity of the funded projects: art workshops for state prisons in San Bernadino; a concert for LGBTQ youth in Minnesota; a music outreach program for immigrants and refugees in Nebraska; an indigenous film festival in Denver; a puppetry program in Detroit; a performance collaboration between artists and homeless veterans in Connecticut; and exhibitions that examine issues related to income inequality in Alabama, to name just a few. From the identities of those involved to the medium or format of each project to the regions where they occur, the information provided on Brains site makes abundantly clear that the NEA is an essential government agency that benefits a vast array of citizens across the country.

So what can you do to save public funding for the arts? Call your local representatives, and sign the official petition to the White House (although that may, scarily, not be accurately registering votes). Youll find lin...


Engaging in Physical activity may be an effective approach to increase the vitamin D levels in patients with colorectal cancer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Nutr Cancer. 2017 Feb-Mar;69(2):229-237. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 28094599 Abstract Title:  Plasma 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 Levels in Colorectal Cancer Patients and Associations with Physical Activity. Abstract:  Physical activity (PA) and vitamin D are thought to affect colorectal cancer prognosis. The present study investigates associations between 25(OH)D3 and PA in prospectively followed colorectal cancer patients in the ColoCare study. At 6, 12, and 24 mo after surgery, patients donated a blood sample, wore an accelerometer for 10 consecutive days, and completed a PA questionnaire. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 (25(OH)D3) levels were measured by high-performance liquid chromatography. We tested associations using partial correlations and multivariate linear regression analysis, adjusted for season, age, and body mass index. A total of 137 assessments of 25(OH)D3 levels and PA were conducted (58 at 6 mo, 51 at 12 mo, and 28 at 24 mo). More than 60% of the patients were vitamin D-deficient (25(OH)D320 ng/ml), independent of study time point. At 6-mo follow-up, accelerometry-based vigorous and moderate-to-vigorous PAs were positively associated with 25(OH)D3 levels (P = 0.04; P = 0.006,). PA together with season was a significant predictor of elevated 25(OH)D3 levels. Our results suggest that the majority of colorectal cancer patients may suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Engaging in PA may be an effective approach to increase their 25(OH)D3 levels.

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Free Episode Cosmic Disclosure S7:Ep4 Law of One and the SSPs: Consequences of Channeling "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

cosmic_disclosure_7_4_free_episodeI just listened to this yesterday, and found it very illuminating about channeling. Thanks to EC for finding the link.

Click here to view this episode.

Law of One and the SSPs: Consequences of Channeling

A mysterious war for humanitys consciousness and spirituality rages on across 3rd and 4th density realities and channelers may be on the front lines. One may have the best of intentions when reaching out for guidance from etheric entities, yet not realize that they have become open to receiving negative beings. According to Corey Goode and the Law of One Material, untuned channelers and ritual magic can be used as gateways for negative entities to manipulate the co-creative consciousness of our planet. Even the Blue Avians have expressed their con...


Donald Trump threatens to impose martial law in Chicago "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

President Trumps feud with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could have big, big consequences

President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Trump, despite occupying the most powerful office in the world, remains fixated on a belief that the legitimacy of his election is being challenged. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)(Credit: AP)

President Donald Trump is threatening Chicago and its mayor, Rahm Emanuel, with martial law, something which could have profound implications for the Windy City.

On Tuesday morning, Trump sent out the following tweet, threatening to send in the feds in response to Chicagos violence

Trumps tweet coincided with a segment on the Fox News show The OReilly Factor. A few minutes after 8 p.m., the program discussed Chicago violence and cited statistics similar to those that Trump had used  namely that there had been 228 shootings in 2017 (up 5.5 percent from last year) and 42 homicides in 2017 (up 24 percent from last year). One of the shows guests, Horace Cooper, even used the term carnage to describe the situation.

The president also used the term carnage to describe inner city violence during his...


An Act of Genocide: Canada's Coerced Sterilization of First Nations Women - Intercontinental Cry "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

An Act of Genocide: Canada's Coerced Sterilization of First Nations Women - Intercontinental Cry: Anderson spoke of the many stories emerging from inside her own personal network of First Nations women today, stories detailing events that took place in Canada as recently as the 1960s and 1970s. She went on to contextualize them in reference to a larger, more compounded strategy of genocide on Canadas First Nations families. Rather systematic in approach, attacks against Indigenous family structure and even more specifically, Indigenous mothering, have been methodically inflicted going back to first contact. Anderson painted a picture of deep sociocultural wounds from strategic attacks that pierced the most sacred parts of Indigenous life; she described how this frightening history of oppression and abuse made the sterilization era all the more traumatic, in the context of Canadas greater colonial grand strategy.


Tranquil Luxury Villas Blossom on the Cliffs of Bali "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

kengo kuma tsubomi villas bali indonesia contemporary balinese architecture

Known for their unique, airy design aesthetic, Kengo Kuma and Associates is set to transform the cliffs of Bali with their new project. Light and breezy, the Tsubomi Villas are a set of six pavilions, a yoga studio, and a greenhouse projected for completion in 2018.

The design for this organic set of spaces reflects the meaning behind the projects title Tsubomi, which translates to flower bud in Japanese, as the villas seemingly unfurl from the forest floor. As a result, the open architecture transmits a calming sensation, matching perfectly with Balis lush, exotic environment.

As a 215,000-square-foot project, the architects have the difficult task to improve upon the already breathtaking landscape. With the area overlooking Indonesias southernmost coast, theyve risen to the challenge with these luxurious timber and glass villas. By blurring the line between exterior and interior, architecture and landscape merge into the perfect oasis.

Kengo Kuma brings contemporary architecture to the cliffs of Bali.
kengo kuma tsubomi villas bali indonesia contemporary balinese architecture



HSBC exposed "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

UK making money in Indonesia whilst the Indonesian government commit genocide in West Papua! 


Berbamine exhibited strong anti-prostate cancer activities in vitro and in vivo. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2016 Dec ;19(4):358-366. Epub 2016 Jul 19. PMID: 27431500 Abstract Title:  Berbamine inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells in vivo and in vitro via triggering intrinsic pathway of apoptosis. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Berbamine (BBM) has been reported with antitumor activities. BBM inhibited the growth of prostate cancer (PCa) cells and caused vacuolization of mitochondria in preliminary study. We hypothesized BBM could enhance apoptosis of PCa cells through mitochondrial pathway.METHODS: Growth of PC-3 and LNCaP cells treated by BBM was determined by cell viability assay. The morphology of mitochondria was observed by electron microscopy. Apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry. Expressions of bax/bcl-2, active caspase-9 and active caspase-3 were examined by western blot and real-time PCR. Methazolamide, an inhibitor of cytochrome c, was added to examine its blockade effect on BBM. PC-3 cells were injected subcutaneously into athymic mice, and BBM or saline was administrated intravenously. Diameters of induced tumors were compared, and ratios of apoptotic cells in tumor tissues were calculated.RESULTS: BBM inhibited viability of cultured PC-3 and LNCaP cells in dose- and time-dependent manners. Flow cytometry showed BBM induced apoptosis in cultured cells. Mitochondria showed swelling, vacuolization and fused mitochondrial cristae. Western blot and real-time PCR analysis both showed increases of bax/bcl-2, active caspase-9 and active caspase-3. Methazolamide impeded effect of BBM on inducing apoptosis of cultured cells, and activations of caspase-9 and caspase-3 were also inhibited. Growth of tumors by grafted PC-3 cells was significantly slower in BBM group. Ratios of apoptotic cells in tumors were significantly higher in BBM group. Expressions of active caspase-9 and active caspase-3 in tumors were significantly upregulated by BBM.CONCLUSIONS: BBM exhibited strong anti-PCa activities in vitro and in vivo relying on activating caspase-3 via intrinsic pathway of apoptosis, holding a great promise to develop new strategies for PCa.

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The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women | JSTOR Daily "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

The Little-Known History of the Forced Sterilization of Native American Women | JSTOR Daily: Both the IHS and its dark history of forced sterilization were the result of longstanding, often ham-fisted attempts to address American Indians health care needs, writes Lawrence. Medical services were part of U.S. agreements with sovereign tribes from as early as 1832, when a treaty with the Ho-Chunk, then often called the Winnebago, included the services of a physician in exchange for land in what is now Wisconsin. With the arrival of the Progressive Era, health interventions became even more of a priority and the Department of the Interior and later the newly-formed Indian Health Service devoted resources to education and medical care for American Indians on reservations.


Taking out the Bitterness with the Garbage. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Havent we all been there? Randomly lurking on social media, wearing our best hate face when we see their updates and pictures? Asking mutual friends roundabout questions just so we can


A Comics Newspaper for the Womens Resistance "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

RESIST!, the special issue of Gabe Fowlers Smoke Signal, edited by Franoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

This past weekend saw the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. For many across America and the world, this marks the beginning of an uncertain time, when the way forward is not completely clear. But for many artists, writers, and activists, its also a call to action.

Against the backdrop of the #J20 art strike, free museum programming on January 20, and millions of people joining the Womens March on Washington and solidarity marches across the world, Gabe Fowler, owner of the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, comics shop Desert Island, decided to devote a special issue of his comics newspaper, Smoke Signal, to womens voices. Watching the election results tally up in the early hours of November 9, Fowler decided he had to take immediate action. Gender issues were in front of this whole election, he told me. Doing an issue of Smoke Signal that focused on womens voices seemed the best way to respond. But I am still a man doing an issue on womens voices how do I get myself out of the way? Then I thought of having a guest editor for the first time. And if I could have anyone, the dream would be Franoise. With a little prodding but very little convincing, Franoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker, agreed to compile and edit the collection, with the help of her daughter, author Nadja Spiegelman. As Mouly explains in the forward to the paper, The proposal felt right, a call to action, irresistible.

Mouly scrawled the title RESIST! in red sharpie, and Spiegelman put out a call to action and a call for artwork on social media. The pair received over 1,000 su...


Despite Fall in Volume, Traders Stick with Chinas Bitcoin Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Even after seeing their trading volume drop sharply as of late, major Chinese exchanges are still coming out on top in terms of transaction activity.


from CoinDesk


Be prepared for finding the right tenants "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Being a property owner is quite a rewarding experience. It is also profitable. When you invest money in purchasing a property, you will get a return on your investment thanks to finding tenants. However, you will also have various responsibilities, from spending money on the maintenance and upkeep to managing tenants. In most cases, being a property owner is a time-consuming process.

If you dont want to waste your time on these responsibilities, you could hire a property rental company. These professionals will take care of all your obligations regarding your property. They will manage it, find and screen applicants, as well as deal with any repairs. Additionally, they will collect payments, and issue deposits and notices. Thanks to these experts, you wont have to spend a lot of time and will be able to focus on your other obligations.

Services that property management companies offer

It is up to you to make a decision whether you want to hire professionals, or to deal with everything on your own. Most individuals prefer the first alternative, because that way, they dont have to worry about various issues regarding their property. Some of the services of rental property management companies include the advertisement of empty spaces for rent, dealing with turnover duties, screening the potential tenants, the collection of monthly rent, as well as making sure repair and maintenance measures are arranged. Additionally, they will deliver notices to residents, issue deposit refunds and provide assistance during the eviction process. Many landlords make a decision to work with property management professionals because they will take on all the burden.

Benefits of hiring property rental specialists

The first advantage is that you will avoid having to deal with high levels of stress. Being a landlord includes many obligations. It wouldnt be so difficult to take care of them if that was your only duty. However, most property owners have daily jobs, and they dont have time and nerves to also deal with apartment related obligations. Thats why they decide to work with professionals. Rental management companies will take care of everything, from screening applicants to addressing various leg...


A Printmakers Nonsensical Designs for an Absurd World "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ryan Standfest, Post-Truth Feed (for Daniil Kharms) (2017) (detail), rubberstamping, watercolor, plastic flies, edition of six (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. As a child, I had a devout interest in my grandfathers handmade fly traps that adorned his backyard garden, dangling from tree branches and fence posts, reads the statement accompanying Ryan Standfests solo exhibition of prints at Hatch Art, Random Negotiations Toward an Unreasonable Happiness.

I was mesmerized by these simple contraptions as their glass jars, without fail, would become overpopulated with a teeming mess of flies After I failed to comprehend how the flies could not exit the trap, he explained: a small area of the lid was raised slightly to allow the flies to enter. But within the underside of the lid, both the raised area and the rim of the opening, was painted brown, and thus the compound eyes of the fly could not clearly perceive a way out, resulting in its own entrapment I often reflect on the absurdity of the situation a collision between intent and circumstance, a mechanism constructed to rely upon misperception, a little death machine put to work in the clear light of day.

This statement eloquently draws together a number of aesthetic and symbolic components of Standfests work: contraptions, instructions, maudlin memories, grotesque outcomes, and dark, dark humor. Post-Truth Feed (for Daniil Kharms) features a series of neat, rubber-stamped jars an approximation of his grandfathers death traps annotated with handwritten snippets of a 1930 poem by Soviet-era absurdist writer Daniil Kharms, Notnow, which feels all too relevant in our current post-truth climate:

This is This.

That is That.

This is not That.

This is not This.

Whats left is either this, or not this.

Its all either that, or not that.



Vitamin D reversed HFD-induced cognitive impairments by reduction of the NF-kB and elevation of BDNF concentrations. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Jan 17. Epub 2017 Jan 17. PMID: 28093570 Abstract Title:  Vitamin D administration, cognitive function, BBB permeability and neuro-inflammatory factors in high-fat diet induced obese rats. Abstract:  OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research is to investigate the effects of vitamin D administration on cognitive function, nuclear factor Kappa-B (NF-kB), brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) concentration in the hippocampus and blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability in high-fat diet (HFD) induced obese rats.METHODS: Male Wistar rats were fed either a control diet or HFD for 16 weeks (n=20); then each group was randomized into two subgroups supplemented orally with 500IU/kg vitamin D for 5 weeks. A Morris Water Maze (MWM) test was performed at the 21st week to examine cognitive function. BBB permeability was characterized by Evans blue dye in the hippocampus. BDNF and NF-B concentrations in the hippocampus and serum vitamin D concentrations were also measured.RESULTS: HFD led to a significant delay in escape latency time and reduced time of MWM probe test due to increased NF-kB and decreased BDNF concentrations in the hippocampus. Vitamin D supplementation in the HFD group significantly reduced body weight, NF-B concentrations, BBB permeability, and increased BDNF concentrations in the hippocampus.CONCLUSIONS: Vitamin D reversed HFD-induced cognitive impairments by reduction of the NF-kB and elevation of BDNF concentrations and modulation of the BBB permeability in rats' hippocampus.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 17 January 2017. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.10.

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Seven Ways we Lower our own Vibration without even Realizing It. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Because I feel things so deeply and so strongly, I now understand how everything affects me on such a visceral level. It's all energetic vibration.


Despite Drop in Volume, Traders Stick With China's Bitcoin Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Even after seeing their trading volume drop sharply as of late, major Chinese exchanges are still coming out on top in terms of transaction activity.



5 Great Data Science TED Talks for Current and Aspiring Analysts "IndyWatch Feed Education"

The Data Buzz series brings you a regular roundup of whats trending in data science.

The beauty of a career in data science is that you can follow your passion to study any subject in the world and dig deep to discover something new about it. This burgeoning field is limited only by your imagination. Ongoing learning happens everywhere.

To that end, check out some of these incredible TED Talks on the subject of data analysis. Theres something here for everyone, whether youre dipping your toe in the data science waters or are an expert itching for someone to tell you something you dont know.

1. The Birth of a Word

MIT researcher Deb Roy gave this TED Talk in 2011 to a rapt audience. Deb and his research partner/wife rigged their home with cameras to capture every moment of their newborn sons life, and the result was an astonishing wealth of data that allowed them to track their sons language development. Science gets personal in this fascinating talk. Recommended for the data-curious and data scientists seeking a shot of inspiration.

2. The Beauty of Data Visualization

In his 2010 Ted Talk, infographic designer David McCandless bridges the gap between data-heads and regular Joes. McCandless highlights several beautiful graphics that show how a great visual can bring your work to life and make it meaningful for people who dont crunch numbers all day.Recommended for data scientists who need to communicate with the general public or coworkers who are not scientists.

3. Meet the Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

If you were asked to name one person who made the modern field of data science possible, you could make a very strong case for Dan Bricklin, inventor of VisiCalc. Bricklin explains his process in this 2016 TEDx Talk. No data scientist will want to miss such a seminal moment in the history of their field. Recommended for computer programmers and students majoring in data science.

4. Battling Bad Science



Seventy-five years since the Wannsee Conference "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

By Clara Weiss
25 January 2017

Last Friday, January 20, marked the 75th anniversary of the notorious Wannsee Conference, in which 15 influential representatives of the Nazi regime discussed at a villa in the suburb of Berlin the organization and implementation of the so-called final solution of the Jewish question.

The meeting was called by Reinhard Heydrich, director of Reich Main Security Office (Reichssicherheitshaupt, RSHA). Among those invited were representatives of the General Government in Poland, the Foreign Office (Auswrtiges Amt), the Reichskanzlei (Reichschancellory), the Main Office for Questions of Race and Settlement, as well as a series of SS leaders.

The Wannsee Villa in a suburb of Berlin. It has now been turned into a memorial and a museum, A. Savin, Wikimedia Commons

The Wannsee Conference marked the beginning of a concerted effort of the German state, the army and big business to exterminate European Jews. Its central purpose was to establish the main principles for the implementation of the plan and coordinate all key agencies of the German state in this criminal endeavor. While no written order by Adolf Hitler was ever found, there is no question that he must have authorized the plan for the final solution and the conference itself, as was the case with every other step taken in the persecution and murder of European Jewry.

In July 1941, Reichsmarshall Hermann Gring officially made Reinhard Heydrich the man responsible for the solution of the Jewish question. After month-long preparations by Heydrich and his assistant, Adolf Eichmann, who had inspected early attempts to use gassing as a method of mass murder in the fall of 1941, the discussants at the Wannsee Villa agreed in a meeting of only about 90 minutes that the removal of the Jews from the German Lebensraum required their total annihilation. Much of the protocol of the discussion is devoted to a definition of who counts as a Jew and therefore needs to be murdered. Of central significance was the decision to murder not only the Eastern European Jews, generally considered by the Nazis to be inferior, but also the German Jews and what the Nazis termed Mischlinge (mixed-blood).

Europe, so the protocol stated, had to be combed through from West to East, and all the Jews were to be evacuated to the Easta euphemism for their planned annihilation. Those who were fit for work were to be sparred temporarily to exploit them for the benefit of the German war effort. However, they too in the end were to be treated accordinglyanother term, as Adolph Eichmann later admitted, for killing the...


How to live our lives without setting Goals. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Say goodbye to goals and say hello to the Happiness Exchange Rate.


Searchable Database Lets You Browse Great Compositions from Films and TV "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Raymond Thithe creator of the Composition Cam app and ultra-popular Twitter accountis back with another great database for composition-obsessed photographers. Its called Geometric Shots, and its a searchable collection of great composition from well-known films and TV shows.

Geometric Shots is essentially the @comp_cam Twitter account on steroids. Like the Twitter account, it features still frame after still frame from famous movies and hit TV shows, with pink lines overlaid to highlight the main visual framework at play in that particular shot.

Sometimes its vanishing/leading lines, other times triangles or circles, there are even quadrants and the often-maligned rule of thirds. Here are a few great examples:


Ex Machina

Mr. Robot

Stranger Things


The difference between the Twitter account and Geometric Shots is usability. Each photo on the website is categorized and tagged based on the film/tv show its from, the compositional framework, directors, and other identifying features about the image. This makes the site leaps and bounds more useful as a database.

If you want to see all of the Kubrick compositions hes broken do...


Large sinkhole opens between two homes in Pennsylvania "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A massive sinkhole has opened between two homes in Glenside, Pennsylvania on January 25, 2017, prompting an evacuation of both homes. The hole opened on Brook Road, in Cheltenham Township, near the North Hills Country Club, and nearly swallowed a pickup truck....... Read more


Preemptive Genocide: Only Now Are Reparations Being Made to Eugenics Victims - Indian Country Media Network "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Preemptive Genocide: Only Now Are Reparations Being Made to Eugenics Victims - Indian Country Media Network: The list of abuses is varied but invariably shocking: Native women going in for C-sections and coming out with tubal ligations; Native girls going in for tonsillitis and coming out with tubal ligations; young Native women being given hysterectomies after being told that they were reversible; Native women being used in Depo-Provera trials without being informed of the risks; Indian Health Service (IHS) workers implanting the controversial Norplant capsules in a patients arm, but claiming to lack the training to remove it, even when it caused complications.

Carmen was a college student in the 1970s when she began to encounter similar stories of abuse. She recalls her conversation with one 30-something student: She raised her blouse up, and she had been sterilized in three different ways. She was also told of a woman who was unable to deliver her full-term babyand discovered that her cervix had been sewn shut without her knowledge.


Eye-Opening Photos Capture the Terrifying Beauty of Melting Polar Ice Caps "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

timo lieber melting polar ice caps climate change

Aerial photographer Timo Lieber is using his fine art photography to tell a story about the fragility of our planet. His latest project, THAW, sees him visiting Greenlands ice caps and shooting the growing lakes from small planes and helicopters.

The resulting images are at once stunning and scary. From a fine art perspective, the balance of colors, as well as the visually stimulating composition, draw the spectator in. From an environmental perspective, Liebers work is an eerie reminder about the effects of global warming. The photographer was assisted in his research by the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University.

THAW is more than just a photography projectit is a collaboration between science, nature and our ability to discuss it through photographs, Lieber shares with My Modern Met via email. I visited the scientists in the camp on the ice cap and was overwhelmed by the scale of the landscape and the enormity of associated problems. All of that I brought together in THAW.

timo lieber melting polar ice caps climate change

Year after year, Greenlands lakes continue to increase in size, as the ice caps slowly melt. Since 2009, the Greenland ice sheet has been losing an estimated 419,000,000,000 tons of ice annually. This is three times more than the contribution from Antarctica. Thus, Lieber f...


Why Im Replacing Jealous with this Word. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I don't like feeling this way and I wanted to understand why I did. Deep down, I knew the answer,


Berberine could generate an anti-osteosarcoma property through downregulating caspase-1/IL-1 inflammatory signaling axis. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncol Rep. 2017 Feb ;37(2):729-736. Epub 2016 Dec 16. PMID: 28000894 Abstract Title:  Berberine affects osteosarcoma via downregulating the caspase-1/IL-1 signaling axis. Abstract:  Osteosarcoma is one of the most devastating cancers with associated poor prognosis. Chronic bone inflammation frequently predisposes to tumorigenesis and progression of osteosarcoma. In the tumor inflammatory microenvironment, caspase-1 and its processed cytokines such as interleukin 1 (IL-1) play an important role in the occurrence and development of cancer. Berberine is an isoquinoline alkaloid extracted from the dry root of Coptidis Rhizoma, which has been found to exhibit significant anticancer effects on a wide spectrum of carcinomas including osteosarcoma. However, themechanisms underlying the anticancer effects of berberine in osteosarcoma remain poorly understood and their elucidation is critical for developing improved therapies. In the present study, we investigated the potential mechanism underlying the anticancer effect of berberine in osteosarcoma. We found that the expression of caspase-1 and its downstream target IL-1 were higher in osteosarcoma cells compared with normal cells both in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, administration of berberine is capable of reducing the expression of caspase-1 and IL-1 in osteosarcoma cells and inhibiting the growth of tumor cells. Based on the above, for the first time, we propose the hyposis that berberine could gengerate an anti-osteosarcoma property through downregulating caspase-1/IL-1 inflammatory signaling axis.

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RIP: Mary Tyler Moore Dies at age 80 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Mary Tyler Moore, the actress best known for her pioneering 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died, according to her spokesperson. She was 80.   She was called a fearless visionary who was an advocate for people (like her) with Diabetes Type 1 and many other causes. She was a television and movie

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15 Celebrity-Named Animals You Never Knew Existed "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Parafimbrios lao, aka Ziggy Stardust Snake. (Image via Alexandre Teynie/WWF) / David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. (Image via RCA Victor)

Every year, scientists discover thousands of new species, which means there are probably quite a few animals youve never heard of. It also means that researchers need to create names for these new, rare animals. Its no surprise that celebrity and pop culture names are often a source of inspiration.

Whether its the uncanny resemblance of the new Donald Trump moth or the shimmy of the Shakira wasp, appearance and behavior often have a hand in the naming. In the case of a discovery in Laos, a lost musical legend was the muse for a new snake species.

The Ziggy Stardust Snake was one of 163 new species found in the Southeast Asian country. While its official name is Parafimbrios lao, the snakes iridescent skin gives it a striking correlation to David Bowies iconic character.

Read on for more celebrity-named animal species you never knew about.

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Tylototriton anguliceps, aka Klingon Newt. (Image via Porrawee Pomchote) / Klingon. (Image via The Wrap)

In 2015, Dr. Porrawee Pomchote discovered this orange newt, adding it to the list as the fourth newt species in Thailand. Its ridged anatomy recalls the beloved Klingons of St...


One Thing you should Do Twice a Day. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

But let me be clear, it did not eliminate my anxiety. It isnt a miracle cure, regardless of what you might read online. I dont think thats what it was created for, anyway.


If You Are Devastated At Trump Presidency It Might Be A Sign That You Rely On Or Worship The State Just A Bit Too Much "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This article was originally published by Lily Dane at The Daily Sheeple


The inauguration is behind us now, but many millions, it seems are still immersed in fear, anguish, and grief over the reality of President Donald Trump.

#NotMyPresident is still a very active hashtag on Twitter.

People are already calling for impeachment, claiming Trumps presidency is illegitimate.

Celebrities (I refuse to mention them by name here and give them more attention) are still using their platforms to express anger, disappointment, and distress over the Trump presidency.

Protests continue, and people are venting and ranting and arguing on social media.

But maybe just maybe the widespread frustration and despair over the election outcome is unnecessary.

Please understand that I fully support free speech and peaceful protesting, and my intention here is not to criticize those who have been attending protests or participating in other forms of activism.

No, I am not going to lecture anyone about that, or attempt to discredit or berate those who are vocal about their concerns regarding what is to come in the next four (or more) years. Many concerns are legitimate, and I am grateful that more people are speaking up and attempting to make their voices heard.

But I believe it is time to let the shock of the election inspire something positive true action.

Perhaps the time for lamentation has passed, and it is now time to DO the things we can to make our world a better place.

In other words, I believe that we are responsible for our own lives, and that shifting focus to what we CAN control is a much healthier and beneficial approach than continuing down a path of despair.


So, I have a question for those who are in pani...


Dog Who Spent 2 Years Living In The Woods Finally Decides To Trust Someone "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The people who worked at an office complex in Kennesaw, Georgia, did everything they could for the dog who lived in a small forest behind their building.

They named her Shelby and left food out for her, even toys.

Friends to the Forlorn

"They put up a tarp in the woods," Jason Flatt, founder of Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue , tells The Dodo. "They put signs up. They spoke with the management of the property about her."

But for two years, despite their best efforts, they couldn't coax the dog to come out of the woods. They figured she had been left behind when her owners moved out of a nearby apartment building.

Friends to the Forlorn

Only, every now and then, the dog would emerge from the woods and sit on a patch of grass at the edge of the forest as if she was checking those apartment windows to see if her owners had finally come back.

Friends to the Forlorn

Then she would fade back into her solitary forest home.

Last year, one of the office workers called Flatt, hoping he could trap the dog and find a home for her.

But at the time, Flatt was too busy to take on the dog's case. His rescue was crammed to capacity with dogs looking for homes. Besides, it seemed the dog was at least safe and under the circumstances, cared for.

But when someone called Flatt last week, the situation had become much more urgent. The forest where the dog lived was about to disappear to make room for development.

Knowing Shelby was out of options, Flatt rush...


Dark Matter as a Metaphor for Arts Activism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Gregory Sholette, Occupy Museums: Pergamon Alter, Berlin (2016) (photo courtesy the artist)

At first blush, Gregory Sholette depicts art activism in dark tones because these are dark times. He gives chiaroscuros gravitas to drawings of GULF, Standing Rock, and Occupy Museums protests, such as at Berlins Pergamon Museum, among others. But theres more to the darkness in these scenes. Sholette is offering a new metaphor to discover: dark matter from outer space as an analogy for activism amidst the plight of our age.

Dark matter describes all of the matter we cant see in the universe. Astrophysicists know its there because of math. They can calculate and pinpoint gravitational pulls upon apparent matter from this invisible matter, which doesnt reflect light from the sun or other stars.

What if we thought of activists  often left in the shadows by the mainstream media, but changing hearts and minds on the ground  as dark matter?

What if we thought of the individuals who buy museum memberships, show up at arts events and panels, and read art magazines providing a form of support outside of the spotlight as dark matter?

What if we thought of MFA students  taking on debt, rarely getting shows, and then supporting art institutions in low-paid, often hidden administrative positions as dark matter?

Sholette developed this cosmic metaphor as an art writer in his books and other writings to articulate the often hidden influence of activists and people whose participation undergirds the arts economy. Whats exciting about his exhibition Darker at Station Independent...


Berberine may be a promising therapeutic agent against Alzheimer's disease. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 Dec 27. Epub 2016 Dec 27. PMID: 28034755 Abstract Title:  Berberine attenuates A25-35-induced apoptosis in primary cultured hippocampal neurons. Abstract:  Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disease and is characterized by the production of-amyloid (A) proteins and progressive loss neurons. Berberine, an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated and extracted from Coptidis and rhizome and Cortex phellodendri, has a wide range of pharmacological effects. Here, we examined the neuroprotective effects of Berberine against neuronal insults induced by A25-35 in primary cultured hippocampal neurons. Exposure of these neurons to the A25-35 protein significantly increased cell viability loss and apoptosis. However, the effects induced by A25-35 were markedly reversed in the present of Berberine. Pretreatment with Berberine attenuated thecytotoxic effect of the A25-35 by decreasing viability loss and caspase activity in neurons. Moreover, we found that expression of cytochrome C, alongside with the restoration of Bcl-2/Bax and Bcl-xl/Bax ratio in the presence of Berberine, which led to a decrease in the apoptotic rate. These results highlighted the neuroprotective effects of Berberine against A25-35-induced neuronal apoptosis, suggesting that this may be a promising therapeutics against AD.

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After 72 years of Fluoridation, Uncertainty Persists "IndyWatch Feed Health"

While pushing through a country-wide fluoridation mandate last year, Israels policy-makers and public health officials ignored or denied valid evidence, produced by experts in their fields and respected science groups, showing that fluoridation science has not been settled according to researchers in the Journal of Risk Research, August 2016. The same is true of US fluoridationists, reports the New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation, Inc. (NYSCOF)

January 25, 2017, is the 72nd anniversary of water fluoridation the addition of fluoride chemicals into public water supplies intending to reduce tooth decay.

The Israel researchers, Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, PhD, Head of Health Promotion Department, School of Public Health, University of Haifa, and Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz report that In this study, we argue that the policy makers themselves [carry] out what they accuse others [fluoridation opposers] of doing. They share only partial, biased information in order to support their case, and convey information in terms that misrepresent the actual situation.

From the beginning, respected US scientists and physicians criticized fluoridation but were ignored (i.e., Waldbott). Voices of opposition were suppressed since the early days, according to Chemical and Engineering News.

Criticism persists today, i.e. Legal Scholar Rita Barnett-Rose; Historian Catherine Carstairs, Phd; Social Scientist Brian Martin PhD; investigative reporters in Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering News,...


Climate Justice Forum: Five-Year Anniversary Celebration Re-Air of Interviews with Alma Hasse & Brooklyn Baptiste 1-25-17 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Climate Justice Forum radio program, hosted by regional climate activist collective Wild Idaho Rising Tide, celebrates five years of covering continent-wide fossil fuel resistance and community opposition to extreme energy projects by re-airing two interviews with activists in Idaho.  Alma Hasse of Citizens Allied for Integrity and Accountability has actively opposed oil and gas development in Payette County, Idaho, for six years and accomplished a week-long, wrongfully-jailed hunger strike refuting local government conflicts of interest in October 2014.  Brooklyn Baptiste, former Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee member, led and participated in four-night blockades of Alberta tar sands megaloads on U.S. Highway 12 through the reservation and treaty lands in August 2013.  Broadcast on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm PST, on-air at 90.3 FM and online, the show thanks the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

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Berberine ameliorates intrahippocampal kainate-induced status epilepticus and consequent epileptogenic process. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Jan 3 ;87:200-208. Epub 2017 Jan 3. PMID: 28061403 Abstract Title:  Berberine ameliorates intrahippocampal kainate-induced status epilepticus and consequent epileptogenic process in the rat: Underlying mechanisms. Abstract:  Status epilepticus (SE) is a life-threatening neurologic condition, instigating epileptogenesis to transform normal brain to an epileptic condition. SE is followed by spontaneous recurrent seizures (SRS) and final development of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) that is resistant to treatment. Neuroprotective strategies are increasingly put forward as a promising therapy to prevent and/or manage epileptic conditions. In this study, we investigated whether berberis alkaloid, i.e. berberine (BBR), could ameliorate intrahippocampal kainate-induced SE and its consequent epileptogenic process and to explore some underlying mechanisms. BBR was daily administered at doses of 25 or 50mg/kg. Results showed that BBR treatment of kainate-microinjected rats at a dose of 50mg/kg lowered the incidence of SE and SRS. It also significantly restored hippocampal level of reactive oxygen species (ROS), glutathione (GSH), nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), activity of catalase and caspase 3, nuclear factor-B (NF-B), toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 (IL-1), neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), cathepsin D, and heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1). Additionally, BBR protected against hippocampal CA3 neuronal loss and prevented development of aberrant mossy fiber sprouting (MFS) as an essential element of chronic epileptogenic circuit. These data suggest that BBR could mitigate SE and SRS in intrahippocampal kainate model of epilepsy and exert neuroprotective effect and its influence is mainly mediated via suppression of oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and possibly apoptosis.

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Berberine inhibited EV71 replication by downregulating autophagy and MEK/ERK signaling pathway. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Virol J. 2017 Jan 11 ;14(1):2. Epub 2017 Jan 11. PMID: 28081706 Abstract Title:  Berberine inhibits enterovirus 71 replication by downregulating the MEK/ERK signaling pathway and autophagy. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The MEK-ERK signaling pathway and autophagy play an important role for enterovirus71(EV71) replication. Inhibition of MEK-ERK signaling pathway and autophagy is shown to impair EV71 replication. Berberine (BBR), an isoquinoline alkaloid isolated from Berberis vulgaris L., has been reported to have ability to regulate this signaling pathway and autophagy. Herein, we want to determine whether berberine can inhibit EV71 infection by downregulating the MEK/ERK signaling pathway and autophagy.METHODS: The antiviral effect of berberine was determined by cytopathic effect (CPE) assay, western blotting assay and qRT-PCR assay. The mechanism of BBR anti-virus was determined by western blotting assay and immunofluorescence assay.RESULTS: We showed that berberine does-dependently reduced EV71 RNA and protein synthesis, which was, at least in part, the result of inhibition of activation of MEK/ERK signaling pathway. Furthermore, we found that berberine suppressed the EV71-induced autophagy by activating AKT protein and inhibiting the phosphorylation of JNK and PI3KIII.CONCLUSIONS: BBR inhibited EV71 replication by downregulating autophagy and MEK/ERK signaling pathway. These findings suggest that BBR may be a potential agent or supplement against EV71 infection.

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Capturing Beautiful Outdoor Portraits with a Cheap 50-Year-Old Soviet Lens "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

There are some fantastic portrait lenses out there for cheap, if you know where to look. A great example is the Jupiter-9: a 50-year-old M42 mount 85mm f/2 Soviet lens that, in the right hands, captures beautiful portraits with gorgeous bokeh.

If you dont believe us, give this video by photographer Francisco Hernandez a look. He hooked up his newly purchased Jupiter-9he found it on eBay for about $100to his Sony a6500 and set to work capturing some outdoor flash portraits.

Accurate manual focus was achieved using the Sonys focus magnification feature, and this old lens famed flaring issues were mitigated by a piece of black cardstock that Francisco turned into an impromptu lens hood. Make fun of the DIY setup if you will but the results speak for themselves.

Heres a look at some sample shots Francisco captured using the old Jupiter-9:



Holy freakout Batman! Frank Zappa and The Boy Wonder Sessions "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The song embedded below, believe it or not, is actually a collaboration between Burt Ward, better known as Robin on the 60s Batman TV series, and Frank Zappa. Long circulated on variously titled bootlegs, The Boy Wonder Sessions were recorded in 1966 with Mothers of Invention (and Velvet Underground) producer Tom Wilson at the...


Its insulting: Mikmaq warrior chief says of Canadas 150th celebration "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

No Justice Stolen Land logoThe First Nations are struggling, says John Levi. Were pretty much living in Third World countries.

By Oscar Baker III, CBC News, Jan 25, 2017

As Canada celebrates its 150th year of Confederation, Mikmaq Warrior Chief John Levi says First Nations people are still struggling with poverty and hes made a call to action to remind the country of its shortcomings.

Where we are right now, like the frustration with Canada, we are struggling, said Levi, from Elsipogtog First Nation. The First Nations are struggling. Were pretty much living in Third World countries.

Its kind of insulting to me and I imagine all the First Nations also

While we are struggling here and the government is spending millions of dollars on celebrating 150 years, think about the First Nations that are struggling and going without.

Levi sa...


Demand a Stop to Attacks on Women and Wildlife "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Via Center for Biological Diversity Donald Trumps first executive action after the historic Womens March was to reinstate the global gag rule, restricting access to reproductive healthcare and putting womens lives at risk. This response to the millions... Read More

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Venezuela's 2017 Grassroots Feminist Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Katherine Castrillo -VTACTUAL
The Network for Information and Safe Abortion (RIAS) elaborates on five points which they consider fundamental for 2017's feminist agenda in Venezuela. 

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A cucurbitane type triterpenoid compound from Momordica charantia alleviated diabetic metabolic symptoms in alloxan induced diabetic mice. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Med Rep. 2016 Nov ;14(5):4865-4872. Epub 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27748816 Abstract Title:  Antidiabetic activities of a cucurbitanetype triterpenoid compound from Momordica charantia in alloxaninduced diabetic mice. Abstract:  Momordica charantia has been used to treat a variety of diseases, including inflammation, diabetes and cancer. A cucurbitanetype triterpenoid [(19R,23E)5, 19epoxy19methoxycucurbita6,23,25trien3 ol] previously isolated from M. charantia was demonstrated to possess significant cytotoxicity against cancer cells. The current study investigated the effects of this compound (referred to ascompound K16) on diabetes using an alloxaninduced diabetic mouse model. C57BL/6J mice were intraperitoneally injected with alloxan (10 mg/kg body weight), and those with blood glucose concentration higher than 10 mM were selected for further experiments. Diabetic C57BL/6J mice induced by alloxan were administered 0.9% saline solution, metformine (10 mg/kg body weight), or K16 (25 or 50 mg/kg body weight) by gavage for 4 weeks, followed by analysis of blood glucose level, glucose tolerance, serum lipid levels and organ indexes. The results demonstrated that compound K16 significantly reduced blood glucose (3148.6%) and blood lipids (13.542.8%; triglycerides and cholesterol), while improving glucose tolerance compared with diabetic mice treated with saline solution, suggesting a positive improvement in glucose and lipid metabolism following K16 treatment. Furthermore, similarly to metformine, compound K16 markedly upregulated the expression of a number of insulin signaling pathwayassociated proteins, including insulin receptor, insulin receptor substrate 1, glycogen synthase kinase 3, Akt serine/threonine kinase, and the transcript levels of glucose transporter type 4 and AMPactivated protein kinase 1. The results of the current study demonstrated that compound K16 alleviated diabetic metabolic symptoms in alloxaninduced diabetic mice, potentially by affecting genes and proteins involved in insulin metabolism signaling.

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Brains are being harmed by bad policyEPA put on notice to follow rules and protect citizens "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Is the rampant increase of brain and behavioral issues such as cognitive deficits, autistic spectrum disorders and ADHD linked to drinking fluoride or exposure in utero? A coalition of national groups, including the nonprofit Moms Against Fluoridation (MAF), has served Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Petition demanding that the agency follow its own rules on neurotoxicity and ban artificial water fluoridation.

Providing deep scientific evidence of harm that fluoride now poses to the brain, including the fetal brain, this Petition includes over 2,500 pages of supporting scientific documentation. The effects range from IQ deficits, neurobehavioral effects, mitochondrial and chemical changes, to worrisome harm of the developing fetal brain.

The science is in, states MAF Leadership, and people have got to stop assuming that drinking these chemicals is safe. Its not, and the evidence is powerful, extensive, and redundant. We want action by this Agency and not Flint-like complacency about brains and health.

The Petition was filed under TSCA, which gives the EPA the responsibility to prohibit the particular use of a chemical that presents an unreasonable risk to the general public. The Petition spotlights the scientific evidence that fluoride presents health risks in over 190 new scientific studies.

Even back in 2006, at the EPAs request, the National Research Council reviewed fluoride toxicology and concluded that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means.

In fact, fluoride has now been added to the bad-actor short-list right alongside bedfellows lead, mercury and arsenic as one of the developmental neurotoxicants, according to a published piece in Lancet Neurology by esteemed researchers Grandjean M.D. and Landrigan M.D.

Furthermore, the ingestion of fluoride actually o...


Students For Palestine Signed by "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Students For Palestine Signed by: Dear NUS executive members,

Huge numbers of students in colleges and universities across the UK support the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality and stand in solidarity with Palestinian students against Israels racist system of apartheid and settler colonialism.

More than 30 university student unions and the National Union of Students (NUS) have voted to support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a means to pressure Israel to end its oppression of Palestinian people.

A number of NUS officers are acting in contravention of their democratic mandate by organising against solidarity with Palestinians. Instead, they are working towards the dehumanising of Palestinians and the silencing of Palestinian narratives on UK campuses. Much of this appears to be taking place in collaboration with the Israeli state, its institutions and its supporters.

It recently emerged that Richard Brooks, the NUS Vice President for Union Development, worked with figures linked to the Israeli embassy to undermine and oppose NUS President Malia Bouattia, an outspoken supporter of Palestinian rights. It is utterly shameful that Brooks would act to shield Israel from being held to account and to undermine an elected NUS official in this way.


Momordica charantia attenuates metabolic changes in experimental obesity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Phytother Res. 2016 Nov 23. Epub 2016 Nov 23. PMID: 27878888 Abstract Title:  Metabolomics Reveals that Momordica charantia Attenuates Metabolic Changes in Experimental Obesity. Abstract:  Momordica charantia L., also known as bitter melon, has been shown to ameliorate obesity and insulin resistance. However, metabolic changes regulated by M.charantia in obesity are not clearly understood. In this study, serums obtained from obese and M.charantia-treated mice were analyzed by using gas and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, and multivariate statistical analysis was performed by Orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis. The results from this study indicated that body weight fat and insulin levels of obese mice are dramatically suppressed by 8weeks of dietary supplementation of M.charantia. Metabolomic data revealed that overproductions of energy and nutrient metabolism in obese mice were restored byM.charantia treatment. The antiinflammatory and inhibition of insulin resistance effect of M.charantia in obesity was illustrated with the restoration of free fatty acids and eicosanoids. The findings achieved in this study further strengthen the therapeutic value of using M.charantia to treat obesity. Copyright 2016 John Wiley&Sons, Ltd.

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Bank of England Chief: DLT Could Reshape Banking "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Distributed ledger tech could reshape banking, Bank of England chief Mark Carney said today.


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Momordica charantia presents excellent antidiabetic and antioxidant activities. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Pharm Biol. 2017 Dec ;55(1):758-765. PMID: 28064559 Abstract Title:  Studies on the antidiabetic activities of Momordica charantia fruit juice in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Abstract:  CONTEXT: Momordica charantia Linn (Cucurbitaceae) (MC) is used in folk medicine to treat various diseases including diabetes mellitus.OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the antidiabetic activities of Momordica charantia (bitter gourd) on streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus in rats.MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wister rats were randomly assigned to 4 groups. Group I, Normal control; Group II, STZ diabetic; Group III and IV, Momordica charantia fruit juice was orally administered to diabetic rats (10mL/kg/day either as prophylaxis for 14 days before induction of diabetes then 21 days treatment, or as treatment given for 21 days after induction of diabetes). The effects of MC juice were studied both in vivo and in vitro by studying the glucose uptake of isolated rat diaphragm muscles in the presence and absence of insulin. Histopathological examination of pancreas was also performed.RESULTS: This study showed that MC caused a significant reduction of serum glucose (135.996.27 and 149.791.90 vs. 253.40*8.18) for prophylaxis and treatment respectively, fructosamine (0.990.01 and 1.010.04 vs. 3.040.07), total cholesterol, triglycerides levels, insulin resistance index (1.130.08 and 1.190.05 vs. 1.481.47) and pancreatic malondialdehyde content (p

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Momordica charantia polysaccharides ameliorate oxidative stress, hyperlipidemia, inflammation, and apoptosis during myocardial infarction. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Biol Macromol. 2017 Jan 18. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28109806 Abstract Title:  Momordica charantia polysaccharides ameliorate oxidative stress, hyperlipidemia, inflammation, and apoptosis during myocardial infarction by inhibiting the NF-B signaling pathway. Abstract:  The polysaccharide extract of Momordica charantia has various biological activities; however, its effect on endothelial dysfunction in myocardial infarction remains unclear. To elucidate this, myocardial infarction was induced in rats using isoproterenol (ISP). Pretreatment with M. charantia polysaccharides (MCP; 150 or 300mg/kg) for 25days significantly inhibited increases in heart weight, the heart-weight-to-body-weight ratio, and infarction size, and ameliorated the increased serum levels of aspartate transaminase, creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, total cholesterol, triglycerides, very-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In addition, MCP enhanced the activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and non-protein sulfhydryls, and decreased the level of lipid peroxidation. Moreover, MCP pretreatment downregulated the expression of proinflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-10), inflammatory markers (nitric oxide, myeloperoxidase, and inducible nitric oxide synthase), and apoptotic markers (caspase-3 and BAX), and upregulated Bcl-2 expression. Pretreatment with MCP reduced myonecrosis, edema, and inflammatory cell infiltration, and restored cardiomyocytes architecture. This myocardial protective effect could be related to the enhancement of the antioxidant defense system through the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) pathways, and to anti-apoptosis through regulation of Bax, caspase-3, and Bcl-2.

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Bank of England Chief: DLT Could 'Reshape' Banking "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Distributed ledger tech could "reshape" banking, Bank of England chief Mark Carney said today.



Former Executive Director of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR Joins Trump Administration | Southern Poverty Law Center "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Former Executive Director of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group FAIR Joins Trump Administration | Southern Poverty Law Center: Kirchner worked at Americas most influential anti-immigrant organization for almost ten years before leaving in 2015 to become an immigration advisor to the Trump campaign.

The appointment, reported by multiple sources, suggests that President Trump intends to follow through with his promises to anti-immigrant advocates. Throughout his campaign, Trump worked closely with nativist leaders and has appointed individuals such as U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (Attorney General) and Mike Pompeo (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) who maintain cozy relationships with Americas anti-immigrant movement.


George Orwell Explains How Newspeak Works, the Official Language of His Totalitarian Dystopia in 1984 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

As we noted yesterday, and you likely noticed elsewhere, George Orwells classic dystopian novel 1984 shot to the top of the chartsor the Amazon bestseller listin the wake of alternative facts, the latest Orwellian coinage for bald-faced lying. The ridiculous phrase immediately produced a barrage of parodies, hashtags, and memes; healthy ways of venting rage and disbelief. But maybe there is a danger there too, letting such words sink into the discourse, lest they become what Orwell called Newspeak.

Its easy to hear Newspeak, the official language of Oceania, as news speak. This is perfectly reasonable, but it gives us the impression that it relates strictly to its appearance in mass media. Orwell obviously intended the ambiguityit is the language of official propaganda after allbut the portmanteau actually comes from the words new speakand it has been created to supersede Oldspeak, Orwell writes, or Standard English, as we should call it.


In other words, Newspeak isnt just a set of buzzwords, but the deliberate replacement of one set of words in the language for another. The transition is still in progress in the fictional 1984, but is expected to be completed by about the year 2050. Students of history and linguistics will recognize tha...


Washington Post Retracts Fake News About Russians Hacking Vermont Utility "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

On December 31, 2016, the Washington Post published a story about Russia hacking a utility in Vermont. The story ran with the eye-catching headline: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility,


"Water is Life, Water is Sacred": Standing Rock's Bobbi Jean Three Legs Speaks Out Against Trump | Democracy Now! "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

"Water is Life, Water is Sacred": Standing Rock's Bobbi Jean Three Legs Speaks Out Against Trump | Democracy Now!: As Donald Trump signs a presidential memorandum to revive the Dakota Access pipeline, we speak to Standing Rock activist Bobbi Jean Three Legs. Last year, she and Joseph White Eyes led a group of youth water runners on a 2,000-mile trek from Sacred Stone Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to Washington, D.C., where they delivered a petition against the Dakota Access pipeline to the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters.


Two White House Petitions to Save the NEA and NEH Arent Registering Signatures "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Screenshot of one of the petitions to save the NEA and the NEH on the White Houses website (screenshot by the author via

Two petitions on the White Houses website, both of them asking President Donald Trump to save the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), are not registering signatures. The mysterious malfunction was first reported by the Independent.

Both petitions were launched on January 21, several days after the news broke that the Trump team was considering a budget plan that would entirely eliminate the two federal agencies, as well as privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. One petition shows only 44 signatures, despite hundreds of people having tweeted that they signed it. Many have noticed the discrepancy, with one tweeter claiming that the petition had nearly 100,000 signatures yesterday; another says the number was originally in the tens of thousands. The other petition shows 734 signatures, a small climb from the 724 listed earlier today, but does not seem to be accurately counting those whove signed based on the sharing rate su...


Couples Quirky T. Rex Engagement Photos Prove True Love Isnt Extinct "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

T. Rex Engagement Photo Shoot Proves Love Isn't Exctinct

Dinosaurs are extinct, but oddly enough, the love between them lives on. Its all thanks to photographers (and couple) Greg Basel and Maria Adams, who recently snapped romantic portraits of two T. rexes madly in love. Well, as much as they can bethose tiny arms and ferocious set of chompers dont make things easy. But however it may look, this T. rex engagement shoot is one for the history books.

Just like human portraits, Basel and Adams captured the two dinos doting over one another. They hold hands by the water, walk along a beautiful sunset-soaked landscape, and even share a kiss on a bike. Of course, this is made more difficult with the sideways-facing eyes and lack of lips, but the romance is totally there. Sometimes they got into it with T. rex fights, Basel and Adam wrote, but most of the time they loved being with each other!

Since T. rexes arent around anymore, youve got to wonder who the quirky couple is underneath the scaly-looking facade.

The unconventional couple isnt actually a couple at all. Theyre Adams cousin, Stephanie Mills, and her friend Marian who did the photo shoot just for fun. Still, its great inspiration for any real-life engagements who want to add a prehistoric twist to their love.

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Starting from Scratch: Becoming a Photographer in Your 30s "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Youve probably seen photographer Sean Tuckers work around, on PetaPixel if nowhere else, but did you know he didnt start his photographic journey until his 30s? In this video, he shares his inspirational journey from priest, to photographer/waiter, to full-time photographer.

I wasnt always a photographer. In fact I had a totally different career in my 20s which just didnt work out. So, at 30, I found myself having to start a new career from scratch, Sean told us when he sent in this video.

I decided it might as well be something I loved and so I took the risk and began at the bottom as a photography freelancer. It wasnt easy, but this video gives you some of lessons I learned, and what to expect if youre thinking of taking a similar leap.

Starting from scratch on a brand new career at 30 was, of course, terrifying. It felt, says Sean, like the rest of his peers would continue growing without him while he fell progressively farther behind. But thats not what happened, and his experience might help reassure you that you can pursue that dream if youre in a similar situation.

It wont be easy; every journey starts with winter. But eventually, if youre patient and persistent enough, springtime will arrive.


1xBit Launches Revamped Bitcoin Sports Betting Platform "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Online gambling community is gradually moving towards cryptocurrency based platforms. The ease-of-use combined with lowered barrier for transactions, and universal accessibility of cryptocurrencies makes it a winner among the masses. The increasing inflow of new customers has got Bitcoin gambling platforms to improve their offering continuously. 1xBit, an Australian Bitcoin-based sports betting platform has recently Continue reading 1xBit Launches Revamped Bitcoin Sports Betting Platform

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Are Burnt Toast and Roasted Potatoes Cancerous? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

This week, the Food Standards Agency in the UK launched a campaign to warn people about the cancer risks linked to eating burnt toast, over-roasted potatoes, and other starchy foods cooked at high temperatures. The risk comes from the compound known as acrylamide. During animal studies in 2002, researchers found that high levels of acrylamide

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Large earth fissure discovered in Arizona "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new earth fissure, about 3.2 km (2 miles) long, was discovered 16 km (10 miles) SSW of Picacho Peak State Park of Arizona Trust Land in southern Pinal County, Arizona this month. The new fissure is oriented roughly north-south, and it parallels other fissures in...... Read more

Very strong explosion at Colima, ash up to 7 km (23 000 feet) a.s.l. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A very strong explosion occurred at Mexican Colima volcano at 13:45 UTC on January 25, 2017. This is yet another strong explosion at the volcano, currently one of the most active in the world. The eruption was accompanied with pyroclastic flows on the NE flank. The...... Read more

New flank eruption at Erta Ale volcano, Ethiopia "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A fissure eruption at the SE flank of Ethiopia's most active volcano seems to be in progress approximately 7 km (4.3 miles) from the summit caldera and lava lake. "According to our local correspondents, the activity at the summit has decreased a lot, which...... Read more

As construction begins on Javas Batang coal plant, a divided community faces environmental problems "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Batang district, on the northeastern coast of the central Indonesian island of Java, will soon be home to what has been billed as Southeast Asias largest ever coal-fired power plant. The developer announced last month that construction is underway on the 2,000-megawatt (MW) plant, which is now expected to be "fully operational" in 2020. The announcement followed multiple delays due to four years of community protest and opposition to the project's development. Batang is best known for its abundant fishing, thanks to the coral reefs and lush mangroves that support an array of marine life including crabs, prawns and tortoise. Every day, a patient parade of lantern-lit boats can be seen silently fishing, speckled across the ocean surface from horizon to horizon. Local tourism, a monthly market festival, social cohesion and the character of the province is dependent on this fishing industry. Those who are not fishers are generally farmers, including approximately 50 landowners who refused to hand over their fields to developers without a fight. [caption id="attachment_192650" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Batang residents of the UKPWR (Ujungnegoro, Karanggeneng, Ponowareng, Wonokerso and Roban) community hold a marine protest. The action was joined by dozens of fishing boats who attemtped to blockade the site Batang coal-fired power plant project. Photo by Wijaya S./Greenpeace.[/caption] Troubled waters Even before the official launch of the project, locals report they are already feeling its impacts. As exploration begins in the corals for the development of a jetty, fishermen have already reported a decrease in their hauls of


This Giant Photo Book Costs $2,950 and Weighs 106 Pounds "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If you want to own photographer Peter Liks epic photo book Equation of Time, youll need a lot of money and a lot of space: the gigantic photo book costs $2,950 (for the open edition) and weighs in at 106 pounds (~48kg).

One of the largest books in the world, Equation of Time contains some of the best photos from Liks 30-year career, during which he has captured over 1 million photos. The book features 528 pages and measures 30.2522.256.25-inches (~77x57x16cm).

Photographer Peter Lik with the photo book.

The book was released in November 2015, and it has amassed a number of prestigious awards in the design and publishing industries in the year since (the latest was winning the 2016 American Graphic Design Awards).

Heres a sequence of images showing what unboxing the book is like:

There are no words to truly describe Peters latest, groundbreaking release, Equation of Time, Liks website states. A book by definition only, this epic collecti...


Spy in the Wild: Robotic Animals Go Undercover. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Animals know what they need and they go for it. They dont play coy, they dont hope someone else will speak up for them or


Bitter Melon extracts have potential as a dietary intervention in ameliorating ER stress and oxidation in IBD. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017 Jan 3 ;17(1):2. Epub 2017 Jan 3. PMID: 28049460 Abstract Title:  Bitter melon protects against ER stress in LS174T colonic epithelial cells. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: Bitter Melon (BM) has been used as a functional food in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for many generations and has gained a great deal of attention due to its apparent benefits in moderating some of the pathogenic processes in a variety of inflammatory conditions. BM extract (BME) has been shown to possess strong anti-oxidant properties. In addition, it can ameliorate oxidative stress and potentially ER stress. There is increasing evidence that oxidative and ER stress are major contributors for intestinal secretory cell dysfunction which leads to local inflammation and disease pathogenesis that are hallmarks of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Hence, the search for potential therapeutics against ER stress and oxidative stress in intestinal epithelial secretory cells may provide valuable resources for the management of IBD. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of BME in ameliorating ER stress in colonic epithelial cells.METHODS: Human colonic adenocarcinoma LS174T cells were used for the assessment of BME effects on colonic epithelial cells in vitro. Cell viability was assessed using trypan blue exclusion and the effect of BME in ameliorating tunicamycin (TM)-induced ER stress was determined by analysing the mRNA expression of the common ER stress markers; ATF6, XBP1, GRP78, CHOP and PERK by quantitative RT-PCR and GRP78 and CHOP by western blot.RESULTS: In the absence of ER stress, BME exhibited no cell toxicity up to 2.0% w/v and no significant effect on the basal mRNA expression of ER stress markers in LS174T cells. In contrast, pre-treatment of LS174T cells with BME followed by induction of ER stress resulted in a significant decrease in mRNA expression of ATF6, XBP1, GRP78, CHOP and PERK and protein expression of GRP78 and CHOP. Co-treatment during induction of ER stress and post- treatment following induction of ER Stress in LS174T cells resulted in a lower but still significant reduction in mRNA expression levels of most ER stress markers.CONCLUSIONS: This is one of the first studies demonstrating the efficacy of BME in reducing expression of ER stress markers in colonic epithelial cells suggesting the potential of BME as a dietary intervention in ameliorating ER stress and oxidation in IBD. Interestingly, while the most significant effect was seen with pre-treatment of cells with BME there was a reduced but still significant effect when co-treated or even post-treated. This suggests that BME may even be effective in modulating ER stress in the face of an existing cell stress environment.



Nurse Whistleblower Confirms NICU Pre-term Babies Being Injured by Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Nurse of 20 years retires after seeing newborn babies harmed by vaccines.

Another Nurse Whistleblower Confirms: Routine NICU Vaccine Injury Happening

by Jefferey Jaxen
Health Impact News

There is a quickening happening within the establishment medical community. An awakening that is challenging an unthinking, business as usual atmosphere.

Many within mainstream US medicine are arriving at the painful realization that their job is often to follow unethical orders and push the products of a monopolistic pharmaceutical industry.

The Military Tribunal judges hearing the Doctors Trial in Nuremberg Germany after WWII. From left to right are Harold L. Sebring, Walter B. Beals, Johnson T. Crawford, and Victor C. Swearingen. Twenty of the 23 defendants were medical doctors, and were accused of having been involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder, violating basic human rights of informed medical consent. Of the 23 defendants, seven were acquitted and seven received death sentences; the remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment. Image source.

The individuals stuck within such a system are faced with two choices. First, they can unconsciously obey their superiors or employers and in doing so become part of a Nuremberg-style lineage of people just following orders. The other option is to whistleblow, to disobey orders, or to simply walk away from an abusive, broken system. For those individuals choosing option two, a comfortable life can never be promised, yet an in...


What to Expect During a Crown Chakra Hair Cut "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Image Artwork by Alesaenzart
Andi Scarbrough is a hair stylist in Santa Monica, California who offers Crown Chakra haircuts and treatments. Naturally, upon learning that such a thing existed, I had to check it out and I am so excited to share with you my experience.

When I heard that there was such a thing as a Crown Chakra haircut I did a little happy dance inside and booked myself an appointment to see what it was all about.

Growing up with Persian and Indian background, I have very thick, hard to tame hair, so putting my trust in a stylist is not something that I easily do. Seeing that this was a Crown Chakra haircut however, the name itself was enough to wipe all my fears away.

I rocked up to the salon and was greeted by the very friendly Andi Scarbrough, who has been working as a hair stylist for many years. It was only recently however, when she came into her mystical and intuitive powers that she realized she was working with peoples crown chakra energy day in and day out.

When she became conscious of this, she realized that by utilizing the power of the highest chakra, she could provide healing haircuts that not only looked good, but also felt good on a soul level.

Before I sat in the chair, it was clear that Andi was already starting to tap in to the messages of my crown chakra.There is a lot going on in here, she said and I just had to giggle as to the truth of that!

The first part of the session included a brief consult where we talked about my hair, how I was feeling and the intuitive messages Andi was receiving. I loved every minute of it and it was very clear to me that Andi was extremely gifted.

A consultation is a time for me to sort of plug into someone energetically and talk to their highest self, shared Andi. Body language, and how a client comes in wearing their hair usually tells me a lot. If they come in with it down, or done, there are are often approval stories in play. They want to show me (prove) they care. If a client comes in with a top knot or pony tail, and tells me they wear it that way often, I may ask whats been showing up for them lately. Perhaps they feel constricted in their relationship or job or obligations.  Then I may ask how this is showing up for them in their hair. Perhaps its a desire for more freedom and movementa wash-and-go style or letting go of length theyve felt obligated to maintain in favor of a lighter more airy style. Its all related! Our hair is the one accessory we never take off, an...


Antibiotics induced elevations of plasma bile acids in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Toxicol Sci. 2017 Jan 20. Epub 2017 Jan 20. PMID: 28108666 Abstract Title:  Antibiotic-induced Elevations of Plasma Bile Acids in Rats Independent of Bsep Inhibition. Abstract:  Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a common toxicity observed in drug development and can lead to withdrawal of approved drugs from the market. To better understand the numerous mechanisms of DILI, recent efforts have focused on transporter inhibition, specifically liver canalicular bile salt export pump (Bsep) as one mechanism of DILI, and on the potential use of plasma bile acids as monitorable mechanism-based biomarkers of Bsep inhibition. To explore alternative mechanisms of bile acid increases in plasma, six antibiotic and two non-antibiotic drugs unlikely to be Bsep inhibitors were evaluated in rat studies. Surprisingly, all six antibiotics demonstrated 2- to 14-fold increases of plasma taurocholic acid (TCA). Also, unconjugated primary bile acids and secondary bile acids (both taurine-conjugated and unconjugated) were decreased in rat plasma after antibiotic treatments, but not with the non-antibiotic drugs. These results suggest alternative mechanisms of bile acids regulation such as attenuation of bacterial deconjugation of bile acids following reduction of gut microflora by antibiotics. Measurements of TCA transport in rat hepatocytes and Bsep-containing membrane vesicles suggest that inhibition of uptake into hepatocytes could also contribute to increases in plasma bile acid concentrations, while excluding inhibition of Bsep as a mechanism. These studies further demonstrate that there are several mechanisms that can lead to conjugated bile acid increases in plasma. By carefully considering the time course and magnitude of changes of individual bile acids relative to any changes seen in transaminases and bilirubin, interpretations and conclusions of the involvement of Bsep inhibition are enabled.

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Comprehensive Guide to Backdoors "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

When I was learning this, I was disappointed with internet guides for setting up remote access, aka backdoor to a computer so heres my contribution. Also, its important for security and privacy concerned people to understand this because these methods are often used maliciously to gain control over target computer.

In this article, Im going to cover theory and practice behind binding TCP shells and reverse TCP shells. After that I will briefly touch upon their advanced versions secure shells (SSH) and reverse secure shells.


Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a way to transfer data from one IP address to another. Its used to transfer the command to the remote computer as well as the command output back to the command and control computer. In TCP connections, one side has to listen for a connection and the other side has to connect.

There are 2 ways to get a shell on remote machine:

  1. Remote machine listens for a connection. There has to be a process on the remote machine that waits for a connection and executes a shell once the connection is established.
  2. Remote machine connects to us. This one goes the other way around local command and control machine has to listen for a connection and remote machine has to send a shell to the listener.

Which one is better? Of course, it depends on the circumstances, otherwise one wouldnt be mentioned. Each paragraph explains corresponding row in the table below.

At a first glance, option #1 seems superior because we can connect to remote computer anytime, instantly. When using reverse shell, persistent backdoors try to connect to the control computer periodically, so we usually have to wait.

By default, firewall blocks all connections to the machine. To allow connections to the listener process, firewall must open that port. Firewall only works for incoming connection, it has no restrictions on outgoing connections so by choosing option #1 or option #2, youre also choosing which computers firewall you need to configure. This is why hackers prefer reverse shells its easier to configure their than victims firewall.

When using TCP connection, each sides router assigns a unique port to a specific computer in local area network. Thats how the router knows which packet should be sent to what computer in LAN. If we try to connect to our listener on remote machine (option #1) without configuring the router to forward our connection to the exact com...


How to Develop Black & White Film for Extreme Contrast and Detail "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The world of analog photography surprises me a bit more every day! I recently read about a technique called Stand Development, so I have decided to try it myself. For those of who never heard of it before, let me explain you the differences between it and a normal development process.

When developing, as recommended by manufacturers, we are supposed to make regular agitations to ensure that the exposed film is always in contact with fresh developer. This is because the developer exhausts itself after a while and is no longer able to transform the particles of silver on the emulsion. Agitations also ensure that all the tonalities are evenly revealed.

On the contrary, stand development consists of letting the developer sit inside the tank with only one minute of agitation at the very beginning. Without movement, the areas that require more development quickly exhaust all the developing agent whilst it keeps acting on the less exposed areas that dont weaken the developer so much. This has the effect of preserving highlights and revealing more details in the shadows.

On top of that, I see two other advantages that are directly linked with this lack of movement in the developing tank:

1. High Contrast

This is a question of taste, but I tend to prefer my pictures more contrasty, especially for black and white. I believe that it gives more character and help to hold the attention on the subject.

This is, of course, a personal opinion and it may not work with all styles of photography. The pictures below barely received any adjustments, and came out naturally contrasty. Fomapan is not known for having contrasty filmsits more the opposite, they tend to offer more of a flat look.

2. Fine Details

Because the developer is not moving, the acutance is very high. If acutance is a new word for you, too, check out the definition here on Wikipedia. Basically, it makes edges very sharp between dark and bright areas, hence the increased sharpness. I was already very satisfied with the quality of the glass on my Hasselblad X-Pan but, as you will see below, the amount of details that came out from my last roll is insane I feel like I have a new lens!

Another advantage is that its a low dilution process. With normal development, the dilutions are usually between 1+1 and 1+4. Here we are using a very low dilution so you can save a lot of...


Hunt Saboteurs Ready to Mobilize Against Fox Cub Killing South Herefordshire Hunt "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Hunt Saboteurs Association

Hunt Saboteurs Association News Release 24th Jan 2017

The fox cub killing South Herefordshire Hunt have announced they will be hunting this Saturday at the home of ex-master Patrick Darling, Caradoc Court, Ross On Wye. The hunt is currently suspended by the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) whilst the investigation continues into employees of the hunt who were filmed throwing fox cubs to the hounds before disposing of the bodies.

The hunt was filmed and exposed by the Hunt Investigation Team and havent hunted since due to their suspension. They have been vilified by both pro and anti-hunt organisations and may well shut down as a result of the expose.



How to use a Miter Saw YouTube Video! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

 Its a new year, and we have some fun and informative videos in store over the next few weeks on our YouTube channel.  Our top questions we receive daily are asking us what tools you need to get started and how to use them.  Today, we are touching on one of our favorite, and certainly {...Read More...}

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To the Big, Bad Wolf with the Puffed Out Chest, Pretending you know how to Love the World. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

WellI see you. I see the way you twist things to protect yourself, to keep anyone from



Mercury exposure from thimerosal containing childhood vaccines raised the subsequent risk of diagnosis of emotional disturbances. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Brain Inj. 2017 Jan 19:1-7. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28102704 Abstract Title:  Thimerosal exposure and disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence: A case-control study in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: This study evaluated Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the risk of a diagnosis called disturbance of emotions specific to childhood and adolescence (ED). Thimerosal is an organic-mercury (Hg)-containing compound used in some vaccines.METHODS: A hypothesis-testing prospective, longitudinal case-control study evaluated Hg exposure from Thimerosal in hepatitis B vaccines administered at specific times within the first 6 months of life and its association with medically diagnosed ED (313.xx) (n = 517) in children born between 1991-2000 in comparison to controls (n = 27 491) in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) database.RESULTS: Cases diagnosed with ED were significantly more likely than controls to have received increased Hg exposure within the first month of life (odds ratio (OR) = 1.3384), the first 2 months of life (OR = 1.3367) and the first 6 months of life (OR = 2.37). When the data were separated by gender, similar significant adverse effects were observed for males, but not females. On a per microgram Hg basis, cases diagnosed with ED were significantly more likely than controls to have received increased exposure within the first 6 months of life (OR = 1.025 per microgram Hg).CONCLUSIONS: The results show a significant relationship between Hg exposure from Thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines and the subsequent risk of an ED diagnosis.

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Reimagining the American Dream for an alternative facts universe "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Now that were in a post-truth, alternative facts universe where everything is great, amazing, really really great and yuge cause the President sez so. Hell, who needs facts in...


Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  Psalm 1:1 (KJV)


Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Put Women In Prison For Having An Abortion "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Texas GOP Rep. Tony Tinderholt has introduced House Bill 948, which would punish any woman for having an abortion with prison time.


New Painting by Marius Mason "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Support Marius Mason

The story is a sad one. This tiny mammal, Melomys Rubicola, used to live on a little island in Australias Great Barrier Reef. It was the only place in the world where they lived, but they could not survive the change in climate that destroyed the vegetation they ate and sheltered among. Researchers have declared that Melomys Rubicola became extinct as a direct result of global warming.
Nature is so varied and often, amazingly adaptable, but there is a limit to how much stress and pressure any species can withstand.


Before Following Your Heart, Purify Your Heart. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If we have not done the inner work of purification and realized that thoughts and emotions are not real in any kind of absolute sense, it can be easy to fall into the trap of listening to thoughts and emotions and believing that we are following our heart and being true to ourselves.


81-Year-Old Man Walks into a Guitar Shop & Starts Playing a Sublime Solo: Ignore the Talents of the Elderly at Your Own Peril "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Last spring, I caught a Who concert in Oakland, California, on what happened to be songwriter/guitarist Pete Townshends 71st birthday. Five songs into their set, the band played My Generationyes, the song best known for the line I hope I die before I get oldand I couldnt help but think: Townshends playing with more inspiration now than when I first saw The Who play in 1982. Biologically, hes supposed to be over the hill. Musically, hes still playing a very fine rock guitar.

The same thought crossed my mind at Desert Trip, the October mega concert held in Indio, California. Featuring The Rolling Stones, The Who (again), Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Watersin short, musicians all over the age of 70Desert Trip became more colloquially known as Oldchella. Even, Mick Jagger called it the come and see us before we die tour. And yet. And yet. Despite the jokes, theyre all still playing with verve, putting on tight, rousing shows. (Ill admit that Bob Dylan is the notable exception.)

So whats the takeaway? We cant stop the clock. Eventually, we get old. Nothing we can do about that. But if youve got your health, if youve got the desire, if youve spent decades refining your craft, then theres no reason you cant still do great work. That applies to musicians. (Witness 81-year-old Bob Wood above). It also applies to other parts of life, including our professional lives. Our culture hastily writes off the talents and accumulated experience of an entire generation of people. But stop for a second. Watch the video above and extrapolate it to other parts of life. Then think about all that gets needlessly lost.

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Antibiotic-induced depletion of murine microbiota induces mild inflammation. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Microb Ecol. 2015 Oct ;70(3):835-48. Epub 2015 Apr 21. PMID: 25896428 Abstract Title:  Antibiotic-Induced Depletion of Murine Microbiota Induces Mild Inflammation and Changes in Toll-Like Receptor Patterns and Intestinal Motility. Abstract:  We examine the impact of changes in microbiota induced by antibiotics on intestinal motility, gut inflammatory response, and the function and expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs). Alterations in mice intestinal microbiota were induced by antibiotics and evaluated by q-PCR and DGGE analysis. Macroscopic and microscopic assessments of the intestine were performed in control and antibiotic-treated mice. TLR expression was determined in the intestine by q-RT-PCR. Fecal parameter measurements, intestinal transit, and muscle contractility studies were performed to evaluate alterations in intestinal motility. Antibiotics reduced the total bacterial quantity 1000-fold, and diversity was highly affected by treatment. Mice with microbiota depletion had less Peyer's patches, enlarged ceca, and mild gut inflammation. Treatment with antibiotics increased the expression of TLR4, TLR5, and TLR9 in the ileum and TLR3, TLR4, TLR6, TLR7, and TLR8 in the colon, and it reduced the expression of TLR2, TLR3, and TLR6 in the ileum and TLR2 and TLR9 in the colon. Antibiotics decreased fecal output, delayed the whole gut and colonic transit, and reduced the spontaneous contractions and the response to acetylcholine (ACh) in the ileum and colon. Activation of TLR4 by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) reverted the reduction of the spontaneous contractions induced by antibiotics in the ileum. Activation of TLR4 by LPS and TLR5 by flagellin reduced the response to ACh in the ileum in control mice. Our results confirm the role of the microbiota in the regulation of TLRs expression and shed light on the microbiota connection to motor intestinal alterations.

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Leica M10 review at CameraJabber "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Fuji did steal the spotlight on the new Leica M10 camera (available here at BHphoto or Adorama). The camera costs just like the Fuji GFX and this will make you think twice if you shouldnt go Medium format instead. But

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This attempt to make it clear that youre looking at a mans wrist has invented a whole new form of fashion "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Crying with laughter looking at this desperate bit of design:

As @conorsmith says:

Guy 1: OK. Nail polish on the hand means its a woman.
Guy 2: You cant see the other hands nails. How do we make it clear that its a man?

And making sure this isnt fake news this totally checks out. Theres a website at and other photos online:

Were hoping the collar and tie for wrists might catch on. Weve always thought arms are a bit informal.

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Video: Trump Confirms Wall Construction To Start In Months: We Will Be Reimbursed By Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


President Trump today confirmed to ABC News that construction on a southern border wall will begin in a matter of months.

Asked if the U.S. taxpayer will have to pay for it, Trump said that Mexico will in a form reimburse the United States. We can assume that to mean Trump will levy trade taxes on Mexican imports, restrictions on foreign aid, as well as the real possibility of fees on money transfers originating from individuals living in the United States and transferring funds to family members in Mexico.

While Trump opponents will claim he broke his promise to make Mexico pay for the wall, it should have been clear all along based on comments from their President(s) that Mexico would never directly write a check for construction, but that such payments would come in the form of reimbursements, likely decreed by Congressional and Executive order.

You can watch the ABC News interview segment with the President below:

Ultimately itll come out of whats happening with Mexico We will be starting those negotiations relatively soon and we will be, in a form, reimbursed by Mexico [they will pay us back] absolutely 100%.

[Construction begins] as soon as we can, as soon as we can physically do it I would say in months, yeah. I would say in months certainly planning is starting immediately.


Antibiotics-induced depletion of mice microbiota induces changes in host serotonin biosynthesis "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Transl Med. 2017 Jan 13 ;15(1):13. Epub 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28086815 Abstract Title:  Antibiotics-induced depletion of mice microbiota induces changes in host serotonin biosynthesis and intestinal motility. Abstract:  BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal motility is affected by gut microbiota and the relationship between them has become a hot topic. However, mechanisms of microbiota in regulating motility have not been well defined. We thus investigated the effect of microbiota depletion by antibiotics on gastrointestinal motility, colonic serotonin levels, and bile acids metabolism.METHODS: After 4 weeks with antibiotics treatments, gastrointestinal and colon transit, defecation frequency, water content, and other fecal parameters were measured and analyzed in both wild-type and antibiotics-treated mice, respectively. Contractility of smooth muscle, serotonin levels, and bile acids levels inwild-type and antibiotics-treated mice were also analyzed.RESULTS: After antibiotics treatment, the richness and diversity of intestinal microbiota decreased significantly, and the fecal of mice had less output (P 

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Why we didnt vaccinate baby Noor "IndyWatch Feed Health"


FBI Document: Weve Been Visited by Beings from Another Dimension "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(IvanWhile most people are clinched into a worldwide debate about aliens, discussing UFO sightings in space, on Earth, and the sheer number of whistleblowers who have come forward saying that we arent alone in the universe, the FBI has a very interesting document posted on their website.
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Creepy girl from The Ring freaks out shoppers "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The creepy girl from The Ring films terrified a bunch of shoppers in a stunt to promote the movies latest sequel, Rings. Now thats what we call a proper 3D TV.

Another prank to promote The Conjuring 2 last year ended unexpectedly when the demon nun was brained by a bottle of water. Now that really is scary.

But the most elaborate and hilarious is this one. Watch it if you dare!

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4K DJI Drone Shootout: Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 Pro vs Inspire 1 Pro "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

YouTuber, filmmaker and, more recently, CNN employee Casey Neistat is back with another drone review. After a bit of a gaff last time, Neistat is starting fresh by comparing three of the most popular 4K drones on the market: the DJI Mavic Pro, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, and the DJI Inspire 1 Pro.

Neistat picked these drones because they are incredibly popular and perfectly represent the three tiers you have to choose from when purchasing a drone.

The Mavic Pro costs just $1,000 and is incredibly portable; the Phantom 4 Pro boasts a more powerful camera and better flight sensors for $500 more; and, finally, the Inspire 1 Pro has an even better camera attached, but will cost you $3,400.

After taking all three out for a spin and showing you the test footage side-by-side, Neistat makes it back to his studio to talk about the three and explain the concept of diminishing returns when it comes to camera gear. Basically: you trade value and ease-of-use for image quality at a serious premium.

Neistat compares the three drones to three types of cameras you probably have lying around.

The Mavic Pro, he says, is like a high end smartphone: good quality, and great in the right hands, but a keen eye will notice the lower quality sensor. The Phantom 4 Pro is like an entry-level DSLR: you can create really professional looking work with that camera, no question. Finally, the Inspire 1 Pro is like a high-end full-frame DSLR: a truly professional camera thats harder to use and more expensive, but offers the best image quality by a noticeable margin.

Heres a handy graph he drew to illustrate this:

So which one should you buy? Neistat doesnt go so far as to tell you that. His favorite is the Mavic Pro, mainly because its so portable, but theres a lot to consider.

The truth is, the standard hobbyist will never need more than the Mavic Pro, but if youre shooting more professional footage a more professional drone will come in very handy when lighting conditions and flight demands...


Water Protectors, Police and Wildlife, Exposed To Rat Poison "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Thanks to our friends at Independent Citizens News for this important story. Please read on Buffalo from the David Meyer ranches in North Dakota and South Dakota remain under quarantine following the illegal use of a poison used to kill prairie dogs. The quarantine includes about 900 buffalo that grazed in one small pasture of

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Occams Razor was not meant to slit wrists "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Making whats legal illegal, and whats illegal legal, I Still Dont Prescribe Heroin Not long ago, I gave my take on the absurdity of linking the use of legally prescribed narcotic pain relievers with the nationwide heroin epidemic. Recent studies have demonstrated that poly-drug use progressing to heroin is the most common path leading to []


Pagans and police: what you need to know "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Just because you have rights doesnt stop anything from happening to you.
Don Frew, consultant on ritual crime

LAPD Police Cars [Photo Credit: Flickr's 888BailBond]

LAPD Police Cars [Photo Credit: Flickrs 888BailBond]

GRAPE CREEK, Texas Nikki Featherston was driving home after stopping at a convenience store when she saw police lights in her rear-view mirror. She didnt think she was speeding or committing any other traffic violation, but pulled over to the side of the road to await the sheriffs deputy. Their exchange during the stop highlights the misunderstandings which can take place when Pagans have something they consider ordinary in their possession, but police consider suspicious.

Ms. Featherston, a solitary Green Witch, gathered her drivers license and proof of insurance as the deputy approached her car, and then handed them to the officer. He then asked her to step outside the car.

There had been a break-in in the area and law enforcement officials were stopping cars they deemed suspicious to look for stolen goods. The deputy asked Featherston if he could search her car and since she didnt think she had anything alarming in it, she agreed.

And things escalated quickly. I was suddenly in handcuffs and being detained by another police officer while the first one searched my car, said Featherston.

While police didnt find stolen goods, they did find a sage smudge stick in her car.

The deputy showed her the smudge stick and asked Featherston what it was. He also asked her why it was wrapped in string, if she smoked it, and if she was high.

I said no sir, you just light one end and let it smolder. I use it to cleanse, like a priest does in a church. You dont inhale the smoke, just let it surround you, said Featherston.

Featherston said the deputy seemed confused and asked her again, So it gets you high?

Don Frew

Don Frew

Don Frew, current National Interfaith Officer for Covenant of the Goddess, has been a consultant on ritual crime for local police, the FBI, and the Justice Department since the mid-1980s. In addition to coauthoring a manual for police on Satanism and Paganism, hes con...


Giant Pegboard DIY! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hey hey!!

The most requested tutorial from Aspyns overhaul is hands down the oversized pegboard wall treatment. It just so happens to be one of my favorite as well! High fives all around!! Heres what you need to know. This project will look good absolutely anywhere and is just as functional as it is beautiful. Because the pegs are interchangeable you can mix, match, and customize to your hearts content, its the decor equivalent of the 80s staple Units!

The entryway wall in Apsyns was HUGE. Its tall and wide and dwarfed anything she tried to put there. Nothing like a 44 piece of art looking like a postage stamp to deflate your decor dreams. If youve got a huge space to fill but are wondering exactly how to pull it off, this project is for you!

So lets get into it!



A Death Photographer Who Shoots on the Banks of the Ganges River "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Indra Kumar Jha is a 26-year-old death photographer. He works 16 hours a day in Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, the sacred river for Hindus, where an average of 300 bodies are burned every day.

Warning: This post contains photos of the deceased.

The bodies come from all over India, often tied with a rope over cars and auto rickshaws. During the cremation ceremony he goes to the families to take photos of their beloved deceased, then he runs to print the images in a little photo lab. The pictures are serve as a memory for the family, but theyre also used to prove to the bank that the family member is dead.

Indra in front of the mango wood stacked and ready for firewood.

Whats surprising is the consistency of the body of his work. It takes a professional photographer years of experience, exhibitions and analysis to reach such precision. Indra achieved that because of necessity and without any artistic ambition or project concept a sort of unconscious wisdom.

When Indra was 17, he bought a small camera and began to shoot, without any previous photography education.

Indras camera.

I started photographing Indra during his work and I asked him to share his archive of images to develop a project together about his incredible work. Indra accepted. Indra likes this job because he has no manager and he can earn between 1,500 and 2,500 rupees (~$24-$40) per day.

The price of each picture depends on the size: between 120 and 200 rupees ($2-$3). The proposed project is made up of a selection of a few shots that I took to Indra and a few images from his SD card. In the final pages, there are stills of the main objects used during the Hindu rituals in the crematorium, each of which tells a little more about the person portrayed.

Here are some death portraits captured by Indra:



Photos of Mom and Daughters in Matching Outfits Capture Their Unspoken Bond "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

all that is three all that is she dominique mother daughters

Dominique, the UK-based mom behind fashion and lifestyle blog All That Is She, documents her daily life on her minimalist-inspired Instagram account. In a series that she cleverly calls All That Is Three (#allthatisthree), the 30-year-old mom shares snapshots of her and her matching mini-me daughters.

In each photograph, Dominique and her daughters, 10-year-old Amelia and 3-year-old Penny, stand in descending height order as they don look-alike garments, props, and hairstyles. The series started after Dominique noticed that, one day, she and her two daughters were inadvertently dressed in similar striped shirts topped with buns on their heads. She snapped a photo of their identical ensembles, and posted it on Instagram, where her followers fell in love with the cute concept. Since sharing that first silly shot, Dominique, Amelia, and Penny have posed in coordinated outfits that range from spooky Halloween costumes to cozy winter-wear.

Dominique intends to keep up the trios tradition, and believes that the series is more than just an adorable Insta-project. What I love about the #allthatisthree photos aside from the fact that I get to document the girls and how they change each week is that it captures the relationship between a mother and daughter, and two sisters, she explains on Instagram. Anything I wear, or any hairstyle I do, Amelia wants to do the same. This flows down to Penny too; anything Amelia says, wears, does, Penny is quick to follow. We all imitate each other.

Dominique began her All That Is Three project with this photo.



Why dont women peer review as often as men? Fewer invites and RSVPs, researchers say "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Women dont peer review papers as often as men, even taking into account the skewed sex ratio in science but why? In a new Comment in todays Nature, Jory Lerback at the University of Utah and Brooks Hanson at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) confirmed the same trend in AGU journals, which they argue []

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How To Begin Again "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge

With each new year comes a wave of emotional energy encouraging us to look inward to acknowledge changes we can make. Things feel possible and necessary, and that energy can push us through to February, at least. This is generally a good thing, but change is also terrifying and sneaking this s**t in literally six days after the pure joy and stress of the holidays is just plain rude.

A fresh start can come at any time, in any way. It might be a nagging feeling that you cant ignore anymore, or a major life event may force you to rethink things all at once. Regardless of when, how or why, its never too late to begin again. You can embark on a new challenge, redirect an existing focus or come back to a passion that you abandoned years ago. It wont be easy, and (did I mention?) it will be a little terrifying, but you can do it. Here are some tips on how. Adam J. Kurtz

How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge
How To Begin Again Adam J. Kurtz for Design*Sponge




Nicole Kissane is Now in Custody and is Awaiting Your Letters! "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Support Nicole and Joseph

Nicole is now in custody and is awaiting your letters! You can write to her at:

Nicole Kissane
MCC San Diego
808 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101

This has been a long, turbulent process for Nicole. We have written the following statement to provide some context for what happened at her sentencing on Tuesday and to shed some light on how the legal process has been for Nicole in general. We hope it will clear up any questions you may have.

An article titled New plea deal reached in anti-fur rampage, that was published on December 28, 2016 in The San Diego Union-Tribune and subsequently reprinted elsewhere, stated the following in reference to Nicole Kissanes June 20, 2016 sentencing appearance, Both prosecutors and the defense said they arrived at the agreement because Kissane played a smaller role in the rampage than Buddenberg, and they accused Buddenberg of dominating the younger Kissane and leading her into trouble. This narrative is one that Nicole Kissane firmly rejects.

This narrative was again strongly put forth at Nicoles sentencing on January 17. The prosecution and the defense repeatedly suggested that Joseph was more culpable for their actions and he influenced Nicole to take part. Her lawyer acknowledged in court that Nicole was uncomfortable with this portrayal and wished to take responsibility for her own actions, yet he continued to attempt to shift blame to Joseph throughout the hearing. It is clear from the actions of her lawyers that they have not taken Nicoles wishes or convictions seriously at any time during this pro...



CNN (#fakenews) Staged Dramatized Satellite Interview though Reporters were in Same Parking Lot "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Editors Note: Heres a bit of levity for you, midweek. Enjoy!) You can clearly see the same cars passing behind each of them. Nancy Grace, CNN and Ashleigh Banfield have explaining to do. They were both in Phoenix to cover the trial of Jodi Arias. It seems that Grace and Banfield are sitting in the

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Australian Bank Develops Blockchain for Government Bonds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A major bank in Australia is testing blockchain for the exchange of government bonds.


from CoinDesk


Nurse Whistleblower Confirms NICU Pre-term Babies Being Injured by Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Nurse of 20 years retires after seeing newborn babies harmed by vaccines.

Another Nurse Whistleblower Confirms: Routine NICU Vaccine Injury Happening

by Jefferey Jaxen
Health Impact News

There is a quickening happening within the establishment medical community. An awakening that is challenging an unthinking, business as usual atmosphere.

Many within mainstream US medicine are arriving at the painful realization that their job is often to follow unethical orders and push the products of a monopolistic pharmaceutical industry.

The Military Tribunal judges hearing the Doctors Trial in Nuremberg Germany after WWII. From left to right are Harold L. Sebring, Walter B. Beals, Johnson T. Crawford, and Victor C. Swearingen. Twenty of the 23 defendants were medical doctors, and were accused of having been involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder, violating basic human rights of informed medical consent. Of the 23 defendants, seven were acquitted and seven received death sentences; the remainder received prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment. Image source.

The individuals stuck within such a system are faced with two choices. First, they can unconsciously obey their superiors or employers and in doing so become part of a Nuremberg-style lineage of people just following orders. The other option is to whistleblow, to disobey orders, or to simply walk away from an abusive, broken system. For those individ...


New Moon in Aquarius January 27/28th: Dreams, Wishes & Chinese New Year "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Late in the night on Friday January 27th and early morning of Saturday the 28th (depending where you live in the world), there will be a beautiful new moon taking place at 8 degrees of Aquarius. This new moon is highlighted by Venus square Saturn and Mars moving into Aries just a few hours after the new moon. This new moon is also the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which is themed by the Fire Rooster.


The New Moon

With the new moon being in Aquarius, an air sign, our dreams and highest visions for ourselves and the world can be charged with a lofty mindset. This is good. A great way to utilize this energy is to create new affirmations/dreams/wishes and vocalize them out loud with a lot of passion and emotion behind it. What are you ready to begin anew? What dreams and wishes do you have that you want to begin? How can you best visualize these with emotion?

The new moon is also conjunct the asteroid Isis. Isis is the goddess of beauty and fertility. Utilize this energy in ways you see fit. This also means that for this lunar month, we could see geopolitical events and news centered around ISIL, the terrorist group. Keep in mind that this group hijacked the name of the Egyptian beauty and fertility (life itself) goddess in an attempt subvert the ideals of beauty and life. However, since the ideals of beauty and life cannot be fundamentally twisted, we are likely to see a quickening of the demise of ISIL throughout this next lunar month. In other words, if ISIL (and those that control ISIL) attempt to use the position of the asteroid Isis to initiate a black magic ritual at this new moon, it will ultimately backfire. Truth and beauty will continue to spread and as we saw with the recent womens marches around the world, the divine feminine is rising very quickly now.

Venus Square Saturn

Relationships at this time will undergo changes of all sorts. Romantic relationships, personal relationships, our relationship with ourselves, relationships to money and relationships to what we love and value (Venus). Since the two planets are making a square, there is tension. This doesnt mean it is a bad thing, it just simply means that there is awareness around the fact that something needs to give or change in relationship we have. Ultimately, this can be deeply rewarding and empowering since Saturn is involved. Saturn helps us to ground and structure things. Our relationships to what...


Top U.S. Secret Service Agent Rages: I Wouldnt Take A Bullet For Trump "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

secretservice-ogrady1(Pictured: Secret Service Denver District Chief Kerry OGrady)

As the last line of defense for the leader of the world, Americas Secret Service agents are tasked with risking their lives and even standing in the way of a bullet should it be headed towards the President.

But after a tumultuous election year some in the agency are not prepared to do their sworn duty.

In a series of recent Facebook posts Kerry OGrady, reportedly one of the nations top Secret Service agents, said she would not be willing to take a bullet for the President.

Kerry OGrady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Services Denver district, oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials.

Despite her senior security role, she has made her disdain for Trump and his incoming administration clear to her Facebook followers, who included current and former Secret Service agents and other people who were employees at the time of the posts.

Via: The Washington Examiner

The posts, written during the heat of the campaign in late 2016, show that OGrady was a Clinton supporter and likely assumed Hillary would be elected to the Presidency. Such a move may have done wonders for her career had Clinton become her boss.

In her initial post OGrady raged about how she is horrified and dismayed by Trump and his supporters moving our civil rights into a period of bigotry, misogyny and racism that this country has not tolerated for decades.

She quickly followed up with another post, in which she claimed shed rather go to jail than to take a bullet for President Trump:

this world has changed and I have changed. And I would take jail time over a bullet or an endorsement for what I believe to be disaster to this country and the strong and amazing women and minorities who reside here.

The full Facebook post was captured by The Washington Examiner and was subsequently deleted when the news organization reported it this Tuesday...


IoT, Smart Contracts Focus of Blockchain Expo London 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

London Correspondent Nick Ayton gives us a summary of Blockchain Expo London 2017, the two-day event at Londons Olympia conference center.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Dairy Industry in Panic Mode "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola The industrial dairy industry is in crisis mode in the U.S. after Dannon Company announced in April 2016 that it would be committing to non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) agricultural practices over the next three years. Because consumer preferences are continuing to evolve and Dannon puts consumers at the center of every decision

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Commonwealth Bank Develops Blockchain for Government Bonds "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A major bank in Australia is testing blockchain for the exchange of government bonds.



The Reptilian Statue at Horyuji Temple Nara, Japan "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 The Reptilian Statue at Horyuji Temple Nara, Japan.

This statue has been removed from the temple and is in a private collection in an unknown location, so we have been told.


Bath Pulls Toxins Out, Improves Muscle and Nerve Function, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Blood Flow "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning and detoxifying the body. These salts are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an

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Pentax KP Photos and Specs Leaked: ISO 819200, Pixel Shift, and More "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Pentax is preparing to release a tiny titan of a DSLR this week, according to photo and spec leaks by the Japanese website Nokishita. If leaks are accurate, The Pentax KP will make a big splash when it officially launches.

The cameras main feature will allegedly be a new 24MP APS-C sensor with extreme low-light performance. How extreme? The camera supposedly maxes out at a mind-blowing ISO 819200. To put that in perspective, the full-frame 12MP Sony A7S II tops out a full stop darker at ISO 409600, and we all know how incredible that cameras low-light capabilities are.

In addition to the crazy sensor, Nokishita claims the Pentax KP will sport a PRIME IV processor, 5-axis in-body stabilization that will compensate for 5-stops of shake, SAFOX 11 27-point Autofocus system with 25 cross-type points, Pentax famous Pixel Shift feature, 7 fps max burst, and a weather sealed body that can handle dust, rain, and freezing conditions down to -10C (14F).

Here are some leaked images of the soon-to-be released camera. The first 6 were published by Nokishita, the slightly larger repeats at the end by sonyalpharumors, who received them from trusted sources:



People Are Loving This Viral Video From the Netherlands to Trump "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

You need to see this viral video the Netherlands made for Drumpf. The impression is perfection. The political commentary is[.....]


Bitcoin Price Watch; Tightening Our Range "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The European session is just about to draw to a close, and it is time to take the second of our twice-daily looks at the bitcoin price. Action throughout the day has been relatively flat, and we havent really had any opportunity to get in and out of the markets according to the rules of Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Tightening Our Range

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Ten Reasons for Women to Reject Christianity "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Deuteronomy 22:21 states that if a man married a woman and the "tokens of her virginity" could not be proved, she would be killed.


Honest & Beautiful Truths about Letting Go of Someone we Love. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Sometimes, the bravest and most courageous thing we can do is to resist the temptation to cling and instead


Guest post: What can climate models tell us about impacts at 1.5C and 2C? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Dr Rachel James is a research fellow at the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, specialising in climate modelling and African climate change.

The commitment enshrined in the Paris climate agreement to pursue efforts to limit global warming to 1.5C above preindustrial levels surprised many people, not least climate scientists.

As part of the outcomes from Paris, the UNs official climate science body the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce a Special Report on 1.5C by 2018.

With less than two years to go, how much can scientists say about the impacts of 1.5C warming? How do the impacts compare to those at 2C? And given that limiting to 1.5C would be more difficult, is it worth it?

These questions pose quite a challenge. Until recently, there was very little research explicitly comparing impacts at discrete levels of warming. But while most existing model experiments were not designed to simulate 1.5C or 2C worlds, they can go some way to answering these questions. And new experiments are rapidly becoming available.

Our new review paper, published today in WIREs Climate Change, looks at the tools scientists have available to compare climate signals at different warming levels, where the field is headed next and how much can be done in time for the Special Report on 1.5C.



Real Time Energy Update New Link From Spirit To Soul Forming "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Anastacia, Australian Correspondent, There is a flux or like a haze or fog of energy that is going on above of so much clearing and balancing and forming a very new link from our Spirit to our Soul RIGHT NOW. FEELING DIS-CONNECTED Where one (may) feels disconnected or blocked or cut off from []


The Good News about Breakups. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I know for sure that if it werent for my failed relationships, I wouldnt have succeeded in


Trump-Affiliated Alt-Right Website Labels Earth First! Terrorist Group; Right-Wing Readers Foam at Mouth "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

We are sharing this Breitbart article as a heads up to our readers. For those who dont know, Breitbart is a far-right news website with close alignment to the alt-right (neo-nazi) movement. This fascist alignment was facilitated by Breitbarts former executive chairman Steve Bannon, who is now the Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump.

The following article is equally illuminating and disturbing: It demonstrates the warped views and priorities of this current presidential administration; it employs alternative facts (lies), such as the claim that Earth First! is a front group for the Earth Liberation Front; and it shows the true colors of Trump supporters, whose hundreds of comments include calls for the National Guard to gun down anti-Trump protesters (Going to take another Kent State to stop this nonsense!) and for the deaths of Earth First!ers and/or Earth First! Journal staff (If they want earth first then, by all means, give them each six feet of it, Nah, waste of good dirt, shoot em then burn em). It should be noted that our office phone number is public, and since the release of this article weve received mocking phone calls and messages from blocked phone numbers calling us unrepeatable names and gloating over Trumps inauguration.

These pathetic racists sitting behind their phones and computers dont scare us, but this current administration certainly does. This is just the beginning, and already openly fascist members of Trumps cabinet are using their media connections to target activists and anarchistsand that is on top of the barrage of fucked up things Trump has already signed to oppress women, immigrants, and the planet during his first few days in office. Whether this is just a flash-in-the-pan article or the beginning of something more vicious, we arent sure, but it is clear that all people fighting for something they believe in should be prepared to be targeted.

Earth First! Journal Collective

by Lee Stranahan / Breitbart



Greenpeace protestors unfurl a banner over The White House. "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Seven protesters from the environmental group Greenpeace climbed a 270-foot crane this afternoon at a building site in Washington and unfurled a Resist banner visible from the White House to demonstrate opposition to President Trump.

Greenpeace said the huge yellow and orange banner with the word Resist is a continuation of protests that started with Trumps inauguration last week.

According to USA TODAY Two protesters hanging from the 70-foot by 35-foot banner swayed in the wind, waving at the police helicopter.that flew by. They also appeared to be providing ballast to keep the banner from folding up into the wind and obscuring their message.

Good work Greenpeace but you spelt it wrong


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Bitcoin Price Dips Below $900 After Trading Volume Drop "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin prices fell below $900 during late-night trading, continuing that trend as the day continues.


from CoinDesk


5 Tips to Heal from an Abusive Relationship "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This post 5 Tips to Heal from an Abusive Relationship was created by Nikki Sapp for Fractal Enlightenment. You should consider visiting Fractal Enlightenment - ~ We Are All One for more awesome posts.

Until you heal the wounds of your past you are going to bleed. You can bandage the wound with food; ...

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Photographer Turns LEGO Bricks Into Foods and Things "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Back in November 2015, Polish photographer Micha Kulesza decided to start a daily photo project in which he would shoot one creative photo involving LEGO bricks every day. He decided to capture the famous bricks as everyday foods and objects.

Kulesza ended up shooting these LEGO photos for 135 straight days.

In my work I just wanted to make people smile, the photographer writes.



Italian Policymaker Claims Mafia Launders Money Through Bitcoin Casinos "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin has been associated with many different industries over the past years. In most cases, these associations have been anything but positive. Italys policymaker is convinced bitcoin can be linked to casino operations controlled by the mafia. A very bold statement, to say the least. According to Lucrezia Ricchiuti, bitcoin provides mobsters with a legal Continue reading Italian Policymaker Claims Mafia Launders Money Through Bitcoin Casinos

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10 Designers and Artists Over 60 To Follow and Support "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

10 Designers and Artists Over 60 To Follow and Support

Im not going to lie, finding designers over 60 was hard for two reasons: many of them are not on the web or social media, and they arent broadcasting their ages. But after some digging and lots of rabbit holes, I was able to round up 10 amazing artists, designers and architects, that can be found online and are truly ones to watch. I am so excited about the people that I found, because honestly, I wasnt familiar with any of this class, except for three. I found that all of them have a very unique voice that they bring to design and clearly arent allowing todays social media to influence their aesthetics. Please have a look, and I do hope that you enjoy what they bring to the conversation as much as I do. Erin

All photography found via the artists sites unless noted. 


Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Could Outpace Most Other Countries This Year "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The currency with the fifth-highest Bitcoin trading volume today is the South Korean Won, already surpassing some larger financial centers such as the UK, Russia, and Indonesia. The countrys Bitcoin adoption is accelerating, and several factors indicate that it could outpace most other countries soon.

Also read: Korea Steadily Becoming a Cryptocurrency and Fintech Hub 

Korea, with a population of over 50 million, has a large remittance market. The most recent World Bank estimates show remittance inflows of $6.7 billion and outflows of more than $8.3 billion for Korea.Why South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Should Outpace Most Other Countries This Year

Korbit, the first bitcoin exchange in the country with 33,500 registered traders, is one of the top two exchanges by volume. Through its product called Hyphen, the company offers a service which helps businesses send payments to any bank account in 30 countries globally using bitcoin. caught up with Tony Lyu, Korbit CEO, to discuss why Korea looks set for an explosive growth in Bitcoin adoption.

South Korea is Very Bitcoin-Friendly (BC): Bitcoin can be easier bought in South Korea than most other countries. How did Korea become so Bitcoin-friendly?

Korbit (KB): Koreans are inherently familiar with virtual currencies. Korean gaming companies such as Nexon pioneered in-game virtual currencies in free-to-play games inWhy South Korean Bitcoin Adoption Should Outpace Most Other Countries This Year the early 2000s. A major bank (KEB Bank) even created a virtual...


IoT, Smart Contracts Focus of Blockchain Expo London 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

London Correspondent Nick Ayton gives us a summary of Blockchain Expo London 2017, the two-day event at Londons Olympia conference center.


Bitcoin Prices Dip Below $900 After Trading Volume Drop "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin prices fell below $900 during late-night trading, continuing that trend as the day continues.



Dramatic Timelapse Captures the Stars Above Lava Flowing Into the Ocean "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photographer Jack Fusco just released a spectacular timelapse that combines several of mother natures more beautiful elements to powerful effect. It turns out lava flow + ocean + stars = some seriously dramatic timelapse action.

The timelapse is called 61G Ocean Entry, and Fusco calls it, easily one of the most exciting and challenging projects Ive ever worked on. It also might be one of the most beautiful, thanks to frames like this:

With just three days to shoot and some seriously uncooperative weather at first, Fusco and the Macphun team had to draw on all of their reserves of patience and perseverance to pull this timelapse off. You can catch the video above, and read an in-depth behind the scenes account of the whole adventure over on the Macphun blog.


Avalanche buries a house in Gurez, kills 4, Kashmir "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An avalanche buried a house in Badugam village in Gurez sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir on January 25, 2017, killing four members of a family. A police official said that the avalanche struck Badugam village in Tulail area of Gurez in the wee hours of...... Read more

Severe coastal flooding hits northern Cuba "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Strong winds lasting for over 20 hours produced waves over 5 m (16 feet) high and caused severe coastal flooding in northern Cuba, including capital Havana, on January 23 and 24, 2017. On Tuesday, January 24, high tide, fueled by winds of up to 60 km/h (37 mph),...... Read more

Energetic earthquake swarm under Takawangha volcano, Alaska "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

An energetic earthquake swarm was detected under Alaskan Takawangha volcano on January 23, 2017, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory to raise Aviation Color Code to Yellow and Alert Level to Advisory on January 24. The last known eruption of this volcano took...... Read more

Want to be a responsible palm oil firm? Follow these reporting guidelines "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Twenty nonprofits and investor groups released on Tuesday a set of reporting guidelines for palm oil firms who have pledged to operate responsibly and transparently. Adherence to the guidelines would provide a clearer view of what companies are doing to address problems caused by the industry, whose rapid expansion is driving forest loss and social conflict in Southeast Asia and, increasingly, in Africa and Latin America. Under pressure from civil society, many large palm oil firms have committed to purge their operations of environmental destruction, land grabbing and human rights abuses. But a chasm remains between what they have promised on paper and the reality on the ground. "We must erase corporate greenwash and set the standard for responsible reporting on the implementation of corporate palm oil policies, said Gemma Tillack, director of the Rainforest Action Networks agribusiness campaign. The NGO is one of those behind the guidelines. Some of the guidelines describe how companies should map and name their suppliers, disclosing the locations of their own operations as well as those of the firms they buy from. No major company has yet to fully map its supply chain---to determine the origin of all of the palm oil it buys---a prerequisite before it can say it has broken the link between its operations and the harm often associated with the industry. Companies are beginning to release their mill locations, but very few have released concessions boundaries, said Deborah Lapidus, campaigns director at Mighty, another of the NGOs. This would be

Trump chokes information flow from EPA, DOI, and USDA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

In a week of sweeping executive actions related to the environment, President Donald J. Trump and his administration moved to seal off the public's connection with several key government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the Trump administration ordered a "media blackout" at the EPA and suspended the awarding of new grants and contracts. According to the AP, the blackout order prohibits blog posts, social media posts, and press releases, and is "expected to have a significant and immediate impact on EPA activities nationwide." It also prohibits spokespeople of the EPA from speaking with the press, though some have continued to do so anonymously. The most recent tweet currently posted on the EPA's Twitter page is from Jan. 19, one day before Trump took office. The Department of the Interior (DOI) was asked almost immediately after Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration to suspend social media activity, including use of Twitter. The DOI is a cabinet-level federal agency that oversees the natural and cultural resources of the United States. It has 70,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers, 2,400 operating locations, and nine bureaus, and it oversees the National Park Service. Earlier in the week, several climate change-related tweets were removed from the official Twitter account of Badlands National Park in South Dakota, but not before accurate information about increases in the amount of carbon in the air and ocean acidity was shared thousands of times through social media. As of early


Ecologist Special Report Part II: Marine Protected Areas "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Yesterday, in Part I of his report on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) HORATIO MORPURGO explored the measures needed to make them more effective. Here, in Part II of his Special Report, he counsels extreme wariness of a review' which could see dredgers readmitted to areas closed since 2008


Archaeologists Discover 5000 Year Old Egyptian Artifacts That Came From Space "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science in December of 2013 found that the earliest known (according to the study) iron artifacts that date back to circa 3200 BC, from two burials in northern Egypt were made from meteoritic iron, and shaped by careful hammering of the metal.


Trump Administration Tells Federal Agencies to Halt Communications "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

President has banned EPA employees from 'providing updates on social media or to reporters,' say reports


React or Respond? How Do We Use Our Power? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Doesnt something amazing happen every day now? The Womens Marches on inauguration day may have been triggered primarily by unhappy thoughts around a Trump presidency But theres so much more here.


Ether Price Can Go Up and Down, It Is More Fuel Than Money: Expert "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dr. Greg Colvin who works on the Ethereum Virtual Machine has identified a key factor that distinguishes Ethereum from Bitcoin and a number of other altcoins.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


I was the F*ck No! Woman: How Eliminating the Grey Area restored my Faith in Love. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I developed the dreaded and often quite ugly "jaded single woman" mindset.


Old Friend Depression Missing "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

An old friend is missing these days as a result of the experiment in non-confrontation.


Here are Satellite Photos of California in 2014 and 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

After years of serious drought, California appears to be on the road to recovery. The state experienced its driest years on record between 2011 and 2014, but rains and snow have brought new life to the region since then, and this can be seen in NASAs satellite photos.

The photos above were captured by NASA satellites on January 14th, 2014 (left) and January 13th, 2017 (right).

In 2014, the brown central valley was experiencing severe drought, and not much snow could be seen on the Sierra Nevada mountain range a serious issue, because snowpack provides 1/3 of the water used annually by Californias cities and farms.

In 2017, we see green returning to most areas of the valley and the mountain range to the right covered with snow.

Heres what the same views look like in drought maps put out by the National Drought Mitigation Center:

You can browse satellite views of the Earth over time for yourself by visiting NASAs Worldview website.



Fluoridation of drinking water and chronic kidney disease: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Comment on

  • Effects of fluoridation of community water supplies for people with chronic kidney disease. [Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007, Oct;22(10):2763-7.]


Ludlow et al. [1] only confirmed that our knowledge of the potential adverse effects of chronic low fluoride supplementation of drinking water on normal or diseased kidneys is insufficient. More than 60 years after water fluoridation, there is no high-level evidence as most published studies are small, have methological deficiencies or are otherwise flawed.

There are two areas of concern regarding the nephrotoxic potential of fluoride. A small and inclusive amount of research suggests that fluoridation of community water actually causes kidney disease. Kidney damage to tubular function and structure, and reduction in glomerular filtration rate occurred in residents of endemic fluoride areas [2] and anecdotal cases of fluoride intoxication [3] suggested a causal relationship between fluoride intake and renal failure. Ludlow et al. are correct that no evidence of an increased frequency of kidney disease or tubular dysfunction has been observed in early US epidemiological studies, comparing non-fluoridated areas (0.3 mg/dl) to up to 8 mg/l fluoride in drinking water. None of these studies described renal function of the participants or serial changes in simple urinalysis. Of interest, the data of a recently published study suggested that drinking water contains fluoride levels over 2.0 mg/lhalf of the fluoride concentration deemed safe by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)could cause damage to renal tubular structures in children. This conclusion is based on an investigation of 210 children living in areas of China with varying levels of fluoride in the community water (0.65.7 ppm). Children drinking water with more than 2 ppm fluoridewere found to have increased levels of NAG and yGT in their urineboth markers of renal tubular damage [4].

It may be stated that there are no known adverse effects associated with the ingestion of relatively low levels of fluoride (12 ppm in drinking water) on a chronic basis. However, the actual levels of intake have to include fluoride not only in water, but also in the diet and in other fluoride containing products.

Moreover, a fairly substantial body of research indicates that patients with chronic renal insufficiency are at an increased risk of chronic fluoride toxicity. Patients with reduced glomerular filtration rates have a decr...


To be in your Grave, but still Alive. What a Syrian Activist taught me about Perspective & the Human Spirit. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

It was not Ahmads story that struck me the most though, which might seem hard to believe considering the horrific details it included. It was the manner in which he told it: he laughed.


Major Big Box Retailer Calls on Suppliers to Stop Using Bee-Killing Chemicals "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Major global big box retailer Costco has recently called on their suppliers to limit non-essential pesticides in products to be sold on its store shelves, specifically discouraging the use of neonicotinoids, a class of insecticides known to be exceptionally harmful to bees and other critical pollinator insects.


Sen. Bernie Sanders Reacts to President Trumps Memorandum to Advance Keystone XL & Dakota Access Pipelines "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Onondaga Nation Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Sen. Bernie Sanders

Published January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who during his 2016 presidential campaign reached out to over 100 American Indian tribes, issued the following statement Tuesday after President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines:

Millions of people came together all over this country to stop the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and say we must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Today, President Trump ignored the voices of millions and put the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the future of our planet.

At a time when the scientific community is virtually unanimous in telling us that climate change is real, it is caused by human activity and it is already causing devastating problems, we cannot afford to build new oil pipelines that lock us into burning fossil fuels for years to come. I will do everything I can to stop these pipelines and protect our planet for future generations.


The post Sen. Bernie Sanders Reacts to President Trumps Memorandum to Advance Keystone XL & Dakota Access Pipelines appeared first on Native News Online.


Bad Lip Reading has done Donald Trumps inauguration day and its marvellous "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

@Simonnricketts over on Twitter says, Oh boy Bad Lip Reading has done Donald Trumps inauguration day. And its marvellous.

You have to watch this. So funny. Actual tears here, actual tears.

Oh my god. I could watch that ALL DAY LONG, writes @EmmaKennedy.

Source: Twitter/@SimonNRicketts

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Moscow Appears to Ethereally Float Above the Clouds During Winter "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Dmitry Chistoprudov cloudy Moscow photography clouds

When temperatures drop and the sun starts to set, Moscows skyline undergoes a breathtaking transformation. During the winter months, the capital city is occasionally blanketed by a dense fog, making its skyscrapers appear to float among the clouds. Russian photographer Dmitry Chistoprudov has captured the captivating phenomenon in a series shot from up above cloudy Moscow.

The stunning photographs offer a unique birds-eye view of the fog-covered city at dusk. To snap the striking, sky-high shots, Chistoprudov camped out in the icy observation deck of the 340-meters-tall Ostankino television tower. From there, he had a picture-perfect vantage point of the cluster of buildings that comprise Moscows iconic International Business Center, the spire of Triumph Palace (Europes tallest apartment building), and other local landmarks.

As the buildings emerge from the mist, their stark silhouettes stand out against the pale pastels of the clouds and the fiery tones of the sunset, resulting in high-contrast compositions that capture the beauty of both the city and of nature.

Dmitry Chistoprudov captures cloudy Moscow as it appears to float in the sky.

Dmitry Chistoprudov cloudy Moscow photography clouds...


First Photos of New Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Lens Leaked "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

CP+ is still a full month away, but already were getting a peek at some of the gear you can expect to see at the trade show this year. Namely: here are the first photos of the unreleased 2nd generation Tamron 20-700mm f/2.8 lens, leaked earlier today.

Heres a closer look at the 2nd Gen SP 70-200 from Tamron:

From the closeup photo above, you can already see the new lens will sport some expanded Vibration Compensation (VC) and focusing options. Beyond this, theres no word on what will set the lens......


10 Signs Of Our Global Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Since time immemorial, under the ruling thumb of the worlds dark overlords, humanity has been hacked, stymied, suppressed and coerced into submission through mind-controlling, soul-destroying atrocities.


Cedella Marley: Change Will Come "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The way the world is today is not the way it will be forever. Everyday offers a moment of transformation.


This is how Meryl Streep celebrated her record 20th Oscar nomination "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Streep, youll remember, was branded over-rated by Donald Trump after she took him down without actually naming him at the Golden Globe awards.

Imagine what will happen if she wins.

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5 Signs Your Dreams Are Coming True "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

It seems that everyone wants to know if they can have their dreams come true.


Peek Inside the Brooklyn Home of our Favorite Envelope Artist "IndyWatch Feed Diy"


Scrolling through artist Lucy Halcombs Instagram feed is one of my favorite pastimes. From her sunny Boerum Hill, Brooklyn apartment, Lucy creates the daintiest of paintings on the backs (and sometimes fronts) of colorful envelopes. Flipping through her tiny artworks dedicated to coffee cups, cornbread and cakes, feels like catching a glimpse of what Wayne Thiebaud would be doing if he had been on Instagram as a young artist. But Lucy, of course, has her own unique style and feel to her work, the majority of which celebrates the bright, bold colors that I am so craving right now, combined with actual cravings of mine like smores, mille-feuille and soft serve with sprinkles.


I was curious to see where all of these mini masterpieces are made, and today were getting a peek inside Lucys home, where she also creates larger illustrations and does freelance art direction work for clients. Lucy first saw her home when her friends were living there three years ago, but after they decided to move west to Seattle, WA, she knew she had to take the chance to move into this space with its tall windows and abundant natural light (just a short walk from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade). I love imagining all of the teeny confections that come to life at t...


The 1994 Trumbull County UFO Incident "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

On December 14, 1994, 911 dispatchers in Trumbull County, Ohio, started to receive calls (1) describing an Unidentified Flying Object in the skies overhead. While the dispatchers thought the object


Well, it happened Dow hits 20,000 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Ive read in a few places that something special would / might happen when the Dow hit 20K (one or more (or all) of these may be fictional)

  • The global currency reset would happen.
  • The RV would take place.
  • Donald Trump would be elected President.
  • The Chicago Cubs would win the World Series.
  • Jesus would return in body and buy out BOTH Trump AND the Cubs.
  • He would then say, Sorry, Im not here to raise all of your buried relations from out of their graves and how in My Dads name could you Christians EVER believe that Holy Crap!
  • David Wilcock would reveal that HE is a Blue Avian.
  • Donald Trump would step down and install his son, Barron, as the US President.
  • The Atlanta Falcons would FINALLY win a Super Bowl.
  • Kp would FINALLY end this post and go back to sleep!

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12 positive tweets to provide a temporary escape from the grim abyss of reality "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

If youre having a shit day/week/life then take solace hopefully these 12 uplifting tweets will provide a temporary escape from reality.










EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A senior risk analyst for Europes securities markets watchdog has said its too early to predict the regulatory impact of DLT.


from CoinDesk


Have No Fear Part 2/2 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Fear may be ruthless, but love is the opposite. Love is forgiving, welcoming, and understanding.


Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

What Im getting at in the headline is that the Internet is most likely the cause of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people pick up their smartphones and check something online or in an app in the morning, instead of picking up a camera and capturing a sunrise?

I bet 99% of us look at a smartphone before anything else in the morning. If only your first thought out of bed was What photo will I capture today? think about how much more you would achieve.

The Internet isnt bad, its the near-infinite stream of novel information at your fingertips that isthis hope of finding a gem in a pile of crap. This is whats causing your lack of willpower, and killing your productivity when it comes to photography. Are you really happy after scrolling through your Instagram or Facebook feed for 5 minutes? Is it really engaging? What did you get from it yesterday can you even remember? If you cant, this activity probably shouldnt be a priority.

Its this easy access, this constant distraction that could be causing you to become unproductive. Take a moment and think about why youre checking your phone before you pick it up. What are you feeling or thinking? Most likely you want a reward, a Facebook like or Instagram follower. That possibility of getting a reward is the catalyst. You are more likely to be interested in minuscule achievements than the thought of taking a photo.

Constant novelty and access at a click feeds the compulsion, this is where Internet addiction stems from. Apps are designed to be addictive, the content doesnt even need to be good. All it needs is a trigger, an action, and a reward, and youll start to invest your time.

Think about what people do when they are alone, bored or waiting; you and I probably turn to our phones to entertain ourselves. We consume information, even though most of it is neither educational nor memorable its just something to do.

You know what else you could be doing? Taking a photo.

Nowadays we have our phone at arms length all the timedo the same thing with your camera. Take it with you everywhere you go, and the next time you are bored, be aware of it. Grab your camera instead of your phone and create an image. Entertain yourself through creativity.

While everyone else is reading their Facebook feed, youll be outside taking photos instead.

About the author: A.B Watson is a New Zealand photograp...


Serious Wake-Up Call for Anyone Who Uses Obamacare or Insurance for This "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola On January 10, 2017, the Huffington Post reported the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as Obamacare, has helped many poor women get mammograms, as it eliminates out-of-pocket costs for certain cancer screening procedures. Among female Medicare patients over the age of 70 who were due for a mammogram, screening rates increased

The post Serious Wake-Up Call for Anyone Who Uses Obamacare or Insurance for This appeared first on Health Nut News.


EU Securities Watchdog: Too Early to Predict DLT Impact "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A senior risk analyst for Europes securities markets watchdog has said it's too early to predict the regulatory impact of DLT.



Collage Life: The Surreal and Disturbing Artwork of Ffo "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Ffo is a Moscow-based artist who creates beautiful, strange and surreal collages from anatomical illustrations, classical art, 1950s pop culture images and Art Nouveau prints.

What little is known about this anonymous artist comes directly from the answers given to questions asked by fans. From these we learn Ffo...


The CIA Just Declassified 100,000s of Files About Psychic Abilities and UFOs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Paranormal research and investigations into UFOs are considered career killers in the academic world. In the field of journalism, mainstream publications rarely explore the topics as anything more than entertaining curios delivered with a chortle and a smile. However, a newly declassified cache of documents released by the CIA confirms the government has been researching and actually employing psychics for decades.


Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Taken Into Account When Saving For Bitcoin-Funded Retirement "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What are the odds that Bitcoin can revolutionize the retirement investment industry?

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The identity of William Shakespeare has been a literary mystery for four hundred years, inspiring theory after theory, book after book. There has been, indeed, little biographical evidence to work with, though paleographer and literary detective Heather Wolfe has very recently filled in some critical gaps. It was long thought that Shakespeares will, in which he bequeaths to his wife his second best bed, was the only document in his hand, aside from a few signatures here and there.

Since around the turn of the 20th century, however, scholars have come to agree that three pages of a manuscript in an Elizabethan play called Sir Thomas More contain Shakespeares handwriting. The play, writes the British Librarywho house the physical pages and have digital scans at their sitetells the story of the Tudor lawyer and polymath who was sentenced to death for refusing to recognise Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church in England.


Best known from A Man for All Seasons and for writing the philosophical novel Utopia, More was a humanist and a diplomat, and in this excerpt, he delivers a gripping speech to a rioting mob, who are baying for so-called strangers to be banished. In the video above, you can see Ian McKellen give a passionate reading of Mores speech, in which he relies on human empathy to make his point that if the rioters were suddenly banished to a foreign land, they would become wretched strangers too, and equally vulnerable to attack.

The speech, McKellen says, is symbolic and wonderful so much at the heart of Shakespeares humanity. Read an excerpt below and more of the text at Quartz.

Say now the king
Should so much come too short of your...


The Art of Allowing Give Yourself Permission to Love You "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You dont have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be there. Ram Dass


Trump Pardons Nibiru Whistle-Blowers "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In a display of characteristic leniency, last night President Trump signed a secret executive order pardoning Nibiru whistle-blowers. His sprawling signature on the order signaled a desire to abolish the diabolical Nibiru cover-up that has loomed like a dark shadow over the free world. Granting blanket clemency to whistle-blowers marks the second time in five days he has used Executive Orders to ease the pain and suffering Nibiru whistle-blowers have faced for over thirty years. Last Friday, a stroke of his pen rescinded Ronald Reagans Nibiru Secrecy Act of 1983.

He signed last nights order in the Oval Office, in the presence of Dr. Ethan Trowbridge, a Nibiru whistle-blower and former USGS climatologist whom Trump appointed to the President Science Advisory Committee (PSAC.)

This is a historic day for Nibiru whistle-blowers, Dr. Trowbridge said. Finally, we can live our lives without fear of ridicule or threats against our lives and livelihood. President Trump is keeping his promises to himself, to the American people, and to Vladimir Putin. President Trump is on the right side of history.

Unfortunately, the presidential pardons offer little comfort to the friends and family of Nibiru whistle-blowers whose lives have been lost in the name of secrecy. Starting with Robert Sutton Harringtons inexplicable death in 1993, scores of whistle-blowers have met with untimely demise. A 2014 independent study conducted by the Untimely Astronomers Death Committee (UADC) revealed disquieting facts: 8 astronomers died from tropical diseases; 6 perished in automobile accidents; 13 committed suicide; 18 dropped dead from heart attacks.

Dr. Trowbridge believes Trumps resolve will immediately end...


No Nirvana: Janes Addiction, Sonic Youth, Screaming Trees & more live on UK TV in the early 90s "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

An early shot of Janes Addiction.
The Late Show was a multi-topic program broadcast on BBC2 which featured issues of cultural importance such as art, books, films and segments dedicated to more socially conscience topics...


Ernest Hemingways cocktail recipe for bad times "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

In 1937, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist, Ernest Hemingway came up with his own cocktail recipe called Death in the Gulf Stream for dealing with shitty times:

Take a tall thin water tumbler and fill it with finely cracked ice.

Lace this broken debris with 4 good purple splashes...


Trump Signs Executive Order Forcing Continuation of DAPL & Keystone XL "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In a move that is sure to cause a firestorm of controversy, Donald Trump signed Executive Orders at 11 a.m. EST, advancing the Dakota Access Pipeline as well as the Keystone XL.


There is No California Mandatory Childhood Vaccination YET, But It MAY Be Coming "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Note from Tim Bolen: I have been saving this article from my friend Rick Jaffe Esq for the right time and that time is now Why?  Rick has outlined, very astutely, the globalists plan for Americas children using the USA Childhood Vaccine Program taking children away from the home and making them wards of the Continue reading There is No California Mandatory Childhood Vaccination YET, But It MAY Be Coming


IPPF speaks out against Trump's 'Golden Gag' policy "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The International Planned Parenthood Federation says it stands to lose $100m as a result of the US "Global Gag" rule, although none of the money is used for abortion services.


Virginia MOCAs Winter/Spring 2017 Exhibitions "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Megan Wynne, Double Rebirth, 2016. digital print. (courtesy of the artist)

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), located in Virginia Beach, announces the opening of their Winter/Spring Exhibitions on view Jan. 28 through April 16, 2017. The exhibition suite explores the worlds of mental health, war, forgotten Virginia landscapes, and celebrates MOCAs 22nd annual juried show of Virginia artists, New Waves 2017.

27 New Waves artists will have their work shown alongside three poignant exhibitions. Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art features 14 contemporary artists who offer an opportunity to encounter, understand, and break down societal stigmas about mental health through the lens of contemporary craft. Nevet Yitzhak: WarCraft is a video installation that uses traditional Afghan rugs as a vehicle for 3D animations engaging in active battles. MOCAs Community Gallery features Jamie Betts: Left Behind, a photographic journey of abandoned areas across Virginia.

Mindful was organized by the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, featuring over 30 works by artists: Jesse Albrecht; Rose Clancy; Jennifer Ling Datchuk; Edward Eberle; Kaitlyn Evans; Lyn Godley; Joan Iversen Goswell; Meredith Grimsley; Michael Janis; Grace Kubilius; Sophia Jung-Am Park; Swoon; Ian Thomas; Alison Saar.

One in four adults lives with a mental health condition, yet this common illness often remains hidden behind a wall of secrecy and isolation, said MOCAs Director of Exhibitions and Education Alison Byrne. Our hope is that this exhibition and accompanying community programs will offer a platform for dialogue and understanding about mental health.

MOCAs Winter/Spring Exhibitions debuts Friday, January 27 with an opening reception from 6:30-8:30pm.

For more information about the exhibitions and programming, visit

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Central Banks Banking On It "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Central Banks Banking On It by David Russell Blockchain Central Banks Banking On Blockchain The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust thats required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust

The post Central Banks Banking On It appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Have you lightened up on your prepping: Why the election results cannot change what is and will be "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The debt limits have to come down. The whole world of debt has to be changed as far as this country is concerned. We have to create jobs and we have to create them rapidly because if we dont things are just going to head in a direction thats going to be almost impossible to recover from. Donald Trump

An idea was presented and followed through upon, what if we break from tradition and put someone in as president that has no real political background. Someone fresh, new and someone who will both divide the country further as well as galvanize others. The follow through...

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Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Product Tracking Via Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NASA tech lies at the heart of a new Microsoft blockchain project that would closely track products as they move around the world.


from CoinDesk


Wyoming Moves to Ban Wind and Solar Power for Use by Electric Utilities "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Vic Bishop / Monetary Watch

Wind and solar power are gaining ground around the globe as viable and economically sound alternatives to fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In the U.S., solar power now employs more people than any other energy industry, including oil, natural gas, and coal combined, proving that not only is clean energy good for the environment, but its also good for the economy.

Never-the-less, lawmakers in the state of Wyoming have introduced legislation to prevent utility companies from using energy derived from solar and wind power, effectively outlawing the most viable sources of clean energy in the state. Entitled, Electricity Production Standard, the measure outlines requirements for the sources of energy that can be used in state or imported from out of state.

AN ACT relating to electric utilities; establishing minimum 2 procurement requirements for electric utilities; requiring 3 reports; providing enforcement and rulemaking authority; 4 mandating the public service commission to account for 5 specified factors in rate setting; and providing for an 6 effective date. [Source]

Included in the measure are specifications of the types of eligible generating resources, which lists the types of energy sources which qualify as legally acceptable for electric utilities to use as supplies to their customers, requiring that 95% of energy provided comes from these sources.

Eligible generat...


Hypothetical Wednesday January 18, 2017 What Would You Do? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Its several months into the collapse and youve worked hard planting and tending your garden and its almost harvest time. In fact, youve already been harvesting and canning some early produce and its delightful.

Its three oclock in the morning when you hear your dogs barking near your garden area and you get up and use your Flir Scout II 240 Thermal Imager and discreetly view the area and you see three figures that look to be small children.

You have your wife/husband/partner watch your six from a secure location armed with a bolt action 308...

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Where to Begin? 8 Powerful Things we can do to Promote Justice. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

"It doesn't matter what party you belong to: Democrat, Republican, Independent---no woman deserves to be treated this way. ~ Michelle Obama


Busted -- Crisis Actor Playing 2 Different Roles in Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following short video claims to have compiled two interviews of a woman, who by all accounts, appears to be a crisis actor on scene at the Fort Lauderdale shooting earlier this year.
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Microsoft Unveils Project Manifest, A Plan For Blockchain Product Tracking "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NASA tech lies at the heart of a new Microsoft blockchain project that would closely track products as they move around the world.



Truck Filled With Alternative Facts Crashes En Route To White House "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Indianapolis, INA semi-truck loaded with alternative facts slid off of Route I-465 earlier today as a result of some slippery political conditions. The truck toppled and the trailer ripped open scattering endless conservative crapola all over the interstate. The incident caused two lane closures and may have triggered several nonsensical executive orders. The shipment of Alt-Facts was set to arrive at


Planned Parenthood Was Caught on Video Covering Up Sex-Trafficking, Its Response is Horrifying "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Micaiah Bilger   Jan 17, 2017  "A new Live Action investigation reveals that Planned Parenthood did not fulfill its promises to change after its employees were caught willing to help sex traffickers cover up abuses of young girls."  This is pure evil.


From Margaret Sanger to Melinda Gates: Population Control Continues


Visit to Antarctica Confirms Discovery of Flash Frozen Alien Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In early January 2017, secret space program whistleblower Corey Goode says he was taken to Antarctica to witness the first scientific excavations of ruins from an ancient flash frozen civilization buried under two miles of ice. While the discovery of the ruins date back to the first Nazi German expedition in 1939 according to Goode, []

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Bitcoin Price Fluctuations Taken Into Account When Saving For Bitcoin-Funded Retirement "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

What are the odds that Bitcoin can revolutionize the retirement investment industry?


Ultra stylish German lobby cards from the world of 1960s European cinema "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Millennial recap: Lobby cards were issued by the motion picture studios and typically depicted eight scenes from the film it was advertising. While they are no longer used by theaters they have become a popular collectors item amongst film fanatics around the world. Heres a gallery of 37 German lobby cards promoting...


A Pack Of Predators Rely On Their Numbers To Prey On The Weak "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Predators run in packs. Predators will instinctively prey on the weak especially those separated from the herd. Predators are opportunists looking for easy targets first. Not only is this true for the four legged predator but also the two legged variety. Again last night as I listened to the squealing and howling pack of []


Cute dad and daughter duet restores faith in humanity "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Sick of Piers Morgan? Cant take any more of Donald Trump? But unable to see a world in which your timeline wont always be full of both of them?

Then restore your faith in humanity with 2 minutes and 25 seconds of this.

Right, youre ready to face the world once again.

Hey, Piers Morgans been tweeting about Donald Trump again!

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FIRE-EARTH Presentation: Whose Strawman is Donald Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members EAC OC Teams Trump vs. Hitler: 14 Striking Similarities, Two Minor Differences [Prepared by affiliated political scientists] Presentation is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: alternative facts, Donald Trump, Drumpfism, fascism, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, Hitler, Nazism, political science, Strawman


Prepper News Brief 1/25/2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

1.) DOOMSDAY PREP FOR THE SUPER-RICH: Some of the wealthiest people in Americain Silicon Valley, New York, and beyondare getting ready for the crackup of civilization.

2.) Silicon Valley Elites Privately Turning Into Doomsday Preppers: LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman told the magazine he estimated 50-plus percent of industry leaders are preparing for life in an underground bunker. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said, I own a couple of motorcycles. I have a bunch of guns and ammo. Food. I figure that, with that, I can hole up in my house for some amount of time. He also decided to...

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Ether Price Can Go Up and Down, It Is More Fuel Than Money: Expert "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dr. Greg Colvin who works on the Ethereum Virtual Machine has identified a key factor that distinguishes Ethereum from Bitcoin and a number of other altcoins.


Dangerous chemo mistake retracted by journal after two years "IndyWatch Feed Health"

An oncology journal has retracted a 2014 paper that contained a potentially fatal mistake. Specifically, the paper suggested that a chemotherapy drug be injected intrathecally i.e., in the spine. But according to the retraction notice, the medical literature has unequivocally shown that that form of treatment is uniformly fatal. The retraction comes approximately 18 months after []

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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - We Are Special "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Click here to go see the bonus panel!

We're also the only species that uses decorative hand-towels.

New comic!
Today's News:

Kelly has a new paper out, and she and her colleagues are prepared to answer your parasite-related questions!


The Glowforge Is Almost Here and its Worth the Wait "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

AngleCleanEveryone has been clamoring for a Glowforge since it was announced a year and a half ago. Now it's here, and its features make laser cutting easier than ever.

Read more on MAKE

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Ein Geniestreich der 90er Jahre: Der Mann und die Geschichte hinter Comic Sans "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Kaum eine Schriftart taucht vermutlich so oft auf Speisekarten, Aushngen, Geburtstagskarten, Abi-Shirts und Preislisten von Kiosken in der ganzen Welt auf, wie Comic Sans. So omniprsent das Font ist, so unbekannt ist die Geschichte und der Typograph dahinter. Titelbild: Great Big Story / Youtube Great Big Story haben im Rahmen ihrer Videoreihe nachgefragt und lassen in einem kurzen Portrait den Mann hinter dem ultimativen Mainstream Font seine Geschichte erzhlen. Comic Sans wurde 1995 von Vincent Connare entwickelt und durch die Implementierung als Standard-Font in Windows auf der ganzen Welt verbreitet. Zum Leid von Grafikern. Zur Freude von zig Millionen Hobby-Grafikern.

Der Beitrag Ein Geniestreich der 90er Jahre: Der Mann und die Geschichte hinter Comic Sans erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Winter Storm Causes State of Emergency on Navajo Nation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Vice President Jonathan Nez spoke to division directors and other
Navajo Nation staff at a meeting held at NDOT regarding the Emergency
Declaration. He encouraged chapters to track all their costs and
maintain proper records and receipts.

Published January 25, 2017

WINDOW ROCK The Navajo Nation has declared a state of emergency in response to the winter storm that lashed the Nation.

On January 23, the Navajo Nation Commission on Emergency Management convened to issue a declaration of emergency.  Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed the emergency declaration on January 24.

President Begaye urged tribal members to look after each other and enjoy the blessing of precipitation, which will lead to a fertile spring and summer season.

Today, we know theres emergencies. Its very muddy and school buses are getting stuck. Theres a lot of snow out there. Be cautious when you are traveling, President Begaye said.

He said chapters that have declared emergencies can now utilize monies that have been identified for emergency purposes.

Constituents at the chapter level are requesting wood, coal, water, medication, and food. These funds can be used for that, he added. Think of your elders first.

President Begaye and Vice President Nez signed into law CEM 17-01-23, making the emergency declaration effective immediately.

Thank you, President Begaye, for signing the Navajo Nation Declaration of Emergency. Chapters, we are encouraging you to maintain your receipts, records and paperwork for reimbursements of any loss. said Vice President Nez.

The $1 million threshold for the Stafford Act has been scaled back to $250,000 for emergency reimbursement from FEMA, he added.

Sometimes, it was very difficult for the Navajo Nation to meet the $1 million threshold, although we often exceed this threshold but oftentimes the required receipts and records for the reimbursements are not maintained. We need to keep those receipts for reimbursements and we need your help, Vice President Nez said.

CEM Chairman Herman Shorty described the situation as...


The genital climbing wall thats just made for Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Donald Trump once boasted about grabbing women by the pussy but in this case he could be forgiven - its a climbing wall made up entirely of penises, vulvae, faces, bums and boobs.

Fill yer boots, Mr President!

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Climbing Everest is one thing, but its nothing compared to mounting this lot.

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It will eroticise the physicality of climbing for lovers, according to the people behind it, Bompas & Parr. Probably not ideal for a first date.

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Its called Grope Mountain and will be, ahem, coming to London and Liverpool next month.

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FIRE-EARTH Alert: NTPC "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members EAC OC Teams FIRE-EARTH Alert: NTPC Details are available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS. Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 000125, CJ Members, EAC, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, NTPC, TML


Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoins Biggest Problem is its Greatest Strength? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Day one of the Satoshi Roundtable conference saw fervent debate on a range of topics, though scaling once again took the center stage.


from CoinDesk


Remember Trumps big day forever, with this beautiful commemorative plate "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Dont let the wonderful memories of Donald Trumps inauguration fade treasure the day forever with this special collectable plate.

The post Remember Trumps big day forever, with this beautiful commemorative plate appeared first on The Poke.


Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On Today "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The action we saw in the bitcoin price overnight was in contrast to that which we expected based on yesterdays intraday action. We thought we might see some degree of medium-term value add, or in other words an increase in value, as volume picked up, and volatility followed. As it turned out, price traded relatively Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On Today

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Humans as Prey: Pizzagate, Pedophilia and Human Sacrifice "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Kerry CassidyI wrote the following recently as a reply to someone on the Avalon Forum and feel its worthwhile and timely to post here as well.

Hi Natalie and everyone,
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Is a Core of Bitcoin Core Hostile to Competing Code? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Developers recall a time when they were all just developing for Bitcoin. Many to this day make clear they dont belong to any team submitting protocol code per the Bitcoin block size debate, and simply write code to be used in Bitcoin.

Also Read: Why Bitcoin is Close to a Record Breaking 3 Exahashes of Processing Power

Yet various camps, which on the outside seem to be competing with one another, submit code to be used by Bitcoins open-source community. 

While its true there is more than one team which submits Bitcoin development code, each with their own method, communication between the teams is mostly amicable, insiders tell

Core of Core, Allege Bitcoin Unlimited Developers

Is a 'Core of Bitcoin Core' Hostile to Competing Code?Core snippet by Jonas Schnelli

But, there is a certain Core of the Core that is very hostile towards those who are working on competing implementations of Bitcoin, feels Dr. Peter Rizun, a Bitcoin Unlimited (BU) developer who holds a doctorate in physics.

To his point, a post recently appeared on Reddit: simply a photo of Wladimir Van der Laan, to whom bitcoin developer Gavin Andresen entrusted Bitcoins Core Github repository keys. The point of the post posited Mr. Van der Laan as Bitcoins single point of failure, and tied him to Blockstream, a private blockchain company that pays Bitcoin Core developers.

Powwow Where All the Core Devs Reach Consensus?

That threads most upvoted comment ...


Scaling Revisited: What If Bitcoin's Big 'Problem' is Its Great Strength? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Day one of the Satoshi Roundtable conference saw fervent debate on a range of topics, though scaling once again took the center stage.



This Autonomous Boat Went from California to Hawaii and Beyond "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

IMG_20160524_172541232jbrAfter Damon met his autonomous boat in Hawaii after launching it from California, he set its course towards New Zealand.

Read more on MAKE

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"IndyWatch Feed Arts"

SecondHandSongs lists over 30 covers of the Rolling Stones 1966 single 19th Nervous Breakdown. The song was Mick Jaggers takedown of the neuroses of overprivileged youthand according to Simon Philo in


Yoga Mom Strikes Awe-Inspiring Poses With Her Kids "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Mom Practice Family Yoga with the Help of Her Two Kids

Maintaining a consistent yoga practice can be a challenge, especially when youve got kids. So why not combine the two? Mermaid-haired yoga mom Charity Grace LeBlanc incorporates her brood into her daily poses with a bit of family yoga. On her popular Instagram, she contorts her body into impressive stances that showcase strength, flexibility, and graceall while her kids sit on her back or hang on her arms.

LeBlanc started her exercise routine after her first child was born as a way to get back into shape. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to continue practicing yoga while pregnant with her second child, Felicity. There was never any question if her kids would do yoga with their mom. They loved to watch me do the movements even as little infants, LeBlanc told BuzzFeed. To them, however, its less about the practice of yoga and more about play. Now they think its awesome that their mom is a moving jungle gym, and sometimes pull out the mats themselves.

Aside from valuableand funtime with mom, yoga has developmental benefits for her children. My son is learning to trust me and my daughter is developing great motor skills and muscle control for her age, LeBlanc says. Its also setting a positive example for exercise and wellness later on in life. Theyre learning how to be strong and healthy while having fun. Of course, it has advantages for her too. I get to work on myself, stay fit, and play with my kids all at the same time!

Charity Grace LeBlanc practices yoga with her two kidsshes not just a mom, but a moving jungle gym.

Mom Practice Family Yoga with the Help of Her Two Kids...


At MoMA, Restored Bruce Lee Masterpieces Leap Back onto the Big Screen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Fist of Fury (1972) Hong Kong, directed by Lo Wei (image courtesy 2010 Fortune Star Media Limited)

In the 1970s, action films coming out of Hong Kongs Shaw Brothers Studios captured moviegoers imaginations in the United States. As the colorful, action-packed films many sharing creative DNA with American superhero comics  created new martial arts lovers in the grindhouses of Times Square and other locales, Bruce Lee an actor with roots in Hong Kong and the United States crossed language barriers and gave the world its first bonafide kung fu star.

To put it simply, Lee was an unusually charismatic performer with an unmatched talent, said La Frances Hui by email, the associate curator in the Museum of Modern Arts film department. She organized the museums upcoming film series Eternal Bruce Lee, which features all five films Lee made in his prime. He was not the first kung fu star to perform real fighting without the aid of stunt doubles and special effects, and yet the Chinese audience knew right away that he was a rare gem.

The trademark style that won Lee so many fans can be seen throughout his films. His rapid-fire jabs keep audiences riveted. It is truly a treat to watch his skill with the nuncahaku, a traditional martial arts weapon which he wields at the same lightning-fast pace. His face often accentuated in close-up twists and deforms into looks of intense fury and all-consuming rage when he deals an...


Russia Bans Mobile Payment to Bitcoin-Accepting Presidential Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Central Bank of Russia officially requested Yandex to disallow Alexei Navalny from raising funds using the Yandex payment application.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Russia Bans Mobile Payment to Bitcoin-Accepting Presidential Candidate "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Central Bank of Russia officially requested Yandex to disallow Alexei Navalny from raising funds using the Yandex payment application.


The Netherlands Starting Fund to Counter Trumps Global Anti-Choice Efforts "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen. (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / CC BY-SA 2.0) The United States isnt the only nation with purse strings to pull. Days after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning aid to organizations in developing nations that offer abortion counseling or if they advocate the right to seek abortion in their countries, Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen announced plans for an international fund to fill the gap the U.S. is leaving worldwide. From SBS Australia: Banning abortions does not result in fewer abortions, Dutch Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen said in a statement. It leads to more irresponsible practices in back rooms and more maternal deaths. The World Health Organisation estimates that 22 million women experience unsafe abortions every year, the vast majority of whom are in developing countries. ... Minister Ploumen said that the Trump administrations decision risked undermining recent advances in womens health. We must not let this happen, she said. We need to compensate for this financial blow as much as possible, with a broad-based fundwhich governments, businesses and civil society organisations can donate toso that women can remain in control of their own bodies. Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata    


Chinas Central Bank to Continue Bitcoin Exchange Inspections "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Chinas central bank issued a new statement today indicating it will continue to inspect domestic bitcoin exchanges.


from CoinDesk


Bitcoin Trading with BTC or mBTC? Not All Users are Happy With BTCC New Proposal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The news that all major Chinese exchanges are planning to adopt a new primary unit for trading purposes has caused a commotion that may hinder the idea from taking off.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


China's Central Bank to Continue Bitcoin Exchange Inspections "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

China's central bank issued a new statement today indicating it will continue to inspect domestic bitcoin exchanges.



Health Professionals Must Fight a Trump Administration Expansion of Torture "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Psychologist Stephen Soldz writes for STAT: It was profoundly distressing to hear Donald Trump on the campaign trail vowing a return to abusing prisoners with a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding. Those thoughts threaten to reverse the work that I and others have done over the last decade to end torture as an official US government policy and to prevent health professionals participation in detainee abuse.

stop torture soldz


Clif High on David Wilcock, Benjamin Fulford and Drake "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(American KabukiThis is a fascinating interview by Red Ice with Clif High on January 16th. He discusses at length his misgivings with the information coming from David Wilcock, Benjamin Fulford and Drake. Many of the points he makes are very salient ones.
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Bitcoin Trading with BTC or mBTC? Not All Users are Happy With BTCC New Proposal "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The news that all major Chinese exchanges are planning to adopt a new primary unit for trading purposes has caused a commotion that may hinder the idea from taking off.


These are videos that I like: Donny McCaslin, right now "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Todays featured videos come courtesy of Donny McCaslin.  The saxophonist has a solid new album out called Beyond Now.  You can read more about that album along with my interview of McCaslin on The Bandcamp Daily (go read it). Heres a video of a live performance of the album track Faceplant. And heres a []


No ban for Bitcoin in Russia "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Although the relationship between Russia and Bitcoin has always been uneasy, the cryptocurrency was never officially banned in the country. A new statement by the Bank of Russia now reveals that Bitcoin will, in fact, remain legal in Russia and that no further action to prohibit its use.

Although the currency is still not seen as legal tender in Russia, the statement brings ease-of-mind to Bitcoiners in the region who were previously unsure of Bitcoins future within the country.

Bitcoin mining still remains illegal in Russia, as the only currency that can be issued within the country is the Ruble. Users are, however, free to buy, sell, and transfer the digital currency with no restrictions applied.

Whats next?

The news comes at a time where Bitcoin has been shaken up by the measures applied by the Peoples Bank of China which has recently issued two announcements regarding Bitcoin. The latest of which stated the plan to inspect domestic Bitcoin exchanges.

Taking a less intrusive route, the Bank of China will instead try to attain a better knowledge of Bitcoin and build a regulatory framework around it. Olga Skorobogatov, Bank of Russia Deputy Chairman stated:

It became clear that it is not straightforward to address Bitcoin with existing financial regulation. Regulators and financial agencies agree to not prohibit the use of Bitcoin. Instead, we want to gain a better understanding of Bitcoin, and build a regulatory framework we have gathered the necessary knowledge.

Although the cryptocurrency could be banned by law, enforcing such ban would be unfeasible given the decentralized and pseudonymous nature of Bitcoin. The Bank of China seems to understand that such a ban would only remove Bitcoin from law-abiding citizens. Therefore building regulations around the currency is the best course of action to ensure the safety of its users.

Russia and Bitcoin

Although the recent statement by the Bank of Russia is a positive note for Bitcoin, the countrys outlook on Bitcoin wasnt always so. A former statement by the Russian Ministry of Finance considered Bitcoin as a major threat to Russias economy and national security.

At the time, Russian Finance Ministry developed amendments to the Criminal Code, instituting a fine of up to 500,000 rubles and even a two-year corrective labor sentence for anyone...


Trump and the Neglect of the Working Class "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Originally posted at the Contexts blog.

Among the many forces contributing to the surprising Trump election was the shift of many White working class voters to vote for the upstart candidate. For years, these working-class families had been hurting; their incomes stagnated, good jobs became hard to find, and their health suffered. More importantly, entire working-class communities declined. It was not just personal economic misfortune, it was a class.

The problems of the White working class were not unknown, but they were not often addressed very directly. Sometimes, the most common advice was they should get more training or send their kids to college advice that could sound more like a middle-class put-down than a realistic policy addressing their problems. But, for the most part, the working class was just ignored, a neglect that made them ripe for Trumps appeals. This neglect was a general cultural phenomenon; a Google ngram count of the phrase working class in American books shows a spike in the Depression Thirties and an even stronger growth from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. But after the mid-1970s, there is a steady decline, implying a lack of discussion just as their problems were growing.  The implicit message seemed to have been that their problems didnt matter.


U.S. sociology was not immune from this broader cultural trend. A count of the frequencies of working class in the titles or abstracts of articles in the American Journal of Sociology and the American Sociological Review shows a quite similar if even more dramatic pattern: rapid growth in the 1960s, peaking in the 1959-1969 period, a steady interest for the next two decades and then an abrupt decline beginning in the 1990s. These articles on the working class were not insignificant; even through the 21st century, the authors include a number of ASA presidents. But overall, working-class issues seem to have lost their salience, as if even American sociology was also telling them that they didnt matter.



Kiss Cam marriage proposal goes disastrously wrong "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The kiss cam is a regular feature at sports events in the US and Canada, when a camera scans the crowd and puts up couples on the big screen. For some its a opportunity for a quick snog, but this man decided hed propose to his girlfriend though with hindsight this was a bad idea.

Naturally the internet was full of advice

and violence.

While others werent so convinced.

The post Ki...


Increasing Miner Fees for Bitcoin Transactions Causes Concern "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Is Bitcoin heading towards its own doom? The question seems more valid each passing day as the digital currencys transaction costs continue to increase owing to the overcrowded network. Bitcoin was pitched to the community as the future of global economy the digital currency that can bank the unbanked, enable microtransactions and make remittance Continue reading Increasing Miner Fees for Bitcoin Transactions Causes Concern

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Blockchain Central Banks Banking On It As Debase Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain Central Banks Banking On Blockchain

The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust thats required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust

Satoshi Nakamoto (Unknown person or persons who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation, Bitcoin Core)

blockchain_bitcoinSource: Photosteve101 via Flickr

Fiat currency debasement and failure is why gold has survived and thrived for thousands of years  and indeed in recent years. It is why bitcoin is becoming more popular, with its growing market cap and ever-expanding ecosystem.

It is hard for central banks to dictate the value and supply of gold in the long term. Although they have tried and failed. This was seen during and after the London Gold Pool when gold prices surged from $35 to $850 in just 9 years and again in recent years when banks were found to be attempting to fix and manipulate gold prices. Manipulation frequently works in the short term but over the long term, the all powerful forces of supply and demand in the global market place will determine prices.

Similarly, it will be hard for central banks to dictate the value of bitcoin over the long term. Akin to gold, very limited supply and increasing global demand should determine prices rise in the long term.

Thus, both operate almost trust-less monetary policies and have a value in and of themselves, regardless of central bank diktats.

As it is both nature and human nature that supports gold, it is a blockchain that supports bitcoin. The bitcoin blockchain was designed so that no central bank would ever be needed to support the currency.

The bitcoin network is the bitcoin central bank, it creates new bitcoins and processes the transfer and settlement of the cryptocurrency. Monetary policy was set on day zero and its independence comes from its decentralisation.

Whilst the idea of no central bank is too much for many, you can be sure it is certainly too much for the central bankers themselves. After all, the breakthrough with bitcoin is that it is cryptography that secures it, not the force of an overarching central body. Bitcoins success has promoted the conversation as to how ce...

Blockchain Central Banks Banking On It As Debase Currencies "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

By Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert


Blockchain Central Banks Banking On Blockchain

The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust thats required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust

Satoshi Nakamoto (Unknown person or persons who designed bitcoin and created its original reference implementation, Bitcoin Core)

Source: Photosteve101 via Flickr

Fiat currency debasement and failure is why gold has survived and thrived for thousands of years and indeed in recent years. It is why bitcoin is becoming more popular, with its growing market cap and ever-expanding ecosystem.

It is hard for central banks to dictate the value and supply of gold in the long term. Although they have tried and failed. This was seen during and after the London Gold Pool when gold prices surged from $35 to $850 in just 9 years and again in recent years when banks were found to be attempting to fix and manipulate gold prices. Manipulation frequently works in the short term but over the long term, the all powerful forces of supply and demand in the global market place will determine prices.

Similarly, it will be hard for central banks to dictate the value of bitcoin over the long term. Akin to gold, very limited supply and increasing global demand should determine prices rise in the long term.

Thus, both operate almost trust-less monetary policies and have a value in and of themselves, regardless of central bank diktats.

As it is both nature and human nature that supports gold, it is a blockchain that supports bitcoin. The bitcoin blockchain was designed so that no central bank would ever be needed to support the currency.

The bitcoin network is the bitcoin central bank, it creates new bitcoins and processes the transfer and settlement of the cryptocurrency. Monetary policy was set on day zero and its independence comes from its decentralisation.

Whilst the idea of no central bank is too much for many, you can be sure it is certainly too much for the central bankers themse...


In5D Alternative News for January 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to in5d News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear []


Here are 5 big reasons why Americans are turning away from religion according to science "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The bottom line is that the data show consistently and clearly that over time, formal religious institutions are losing ground in American culture.


Rubbish James May statue looks more like Margaret Thatcher "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Various body parts of former Top Gear chums Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James may have been trundling around London on the back of lorries today.

The Clarkson statue is pretty good, wed say hell certainly be pleased with it but the one of May is rather less flattering. Some people on Twitter said it looked more like Margaret Thatcher.

Maybe were doing the statue a disservice and its actually very true to life.

And as for Hammond, well, if he looks like anyone at all its actor Willem Defoe. Maybe.



One Poem by Marwa Helal "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Christine Gedeon, OSH, Brooklyn (Plot re-visualized) (2012), thread, fabric, and paint on raw black canvas, 32 x 54 inches (image courtesy the artist and Jane Lombard Gallery)

the middle east is missing

wha do osama bin laden and i have in common?  saddam? qaddafi? mubarak? sharon?
peres? is kashmir? is asia? is persia? is europe? is iran? is jordan? is kurd? a
language? a religion? cuisine? borders on bordering? wha do you and i have in common?
red sea dead sea an empire syria iraq  say kurd say we were occupied
a people under siege of make xenophobia believe  drink and say, zamzam.

say we did it to ourselves.
say: complicit. i want to walk/ return maps speak to managers          of mapmakers
id like to see gods atlas compare it to ours trace a new equator a river nile still running
upwards its own gravity joins scapegoat to scapegoat
in song: row row row your boat gently down a stream merrily merrily merrily life is but a

say je suis zidane, je suis egyptienne.


say it to a rhythm not a plot
a quality not a toxin
say dizzy without jury without trial ask           of us just us sing back lyric
dust off vulgar gaslight

say it in the colonizers tongue. call it the cradle of civilization say dunyah say la illahah
ila allah say jannah inscribe your history inside every barren closet you once
occupied say quickly here we are now entertain us/ cartographers agitate us


Coinlab Lawsuit Causes More Delays For Mt. Gox Victims "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Mt. Gox debacle will always remain a dark period in the history of Bitcoin. After multiple years of investigation this exchange, more evidence continues to come to light on a regular basis. A new blog post indicates how affected exchange victims will not see their money back anytime soon. Creditors are still pursuing the Continue reading Coinlab Lawsuit Causes More Delays For Mt. Gox Victims

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Trump declares Obama presidency was just fake news "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Barack Obamas eight year Presidency and all of his reforms and legislation were fake news created by the liberal media elite, President Donald Trump has said.

He declared that he does not need to repeal and replace Obamacare as it never actually existed. Anybody using the system to access affordable healthcare is therefore a criminal and could expect the FULL WEIGHT OF THE LAW to be used against them, President Trump later tweeted.

Nor was there any environmental legislation brought in over the past eight years, according to the new President. He urged business that had believed the media lies to employ US workers to burn oil, gas, so-called endangered animals, any old crap to compensate for their unnecessarily reduced environmental damage. Didnt happen, period, he said. Barack Obama did not hold the presidency nor did he sign any agreements or laws. These are lies portrayed by the CROOKED media that is fact. Well, an alt-fact anyway, which is great. Truly great itll save me a hell of a lot of work.




Learning to Perceive Emotions Can Be Tricky "IndyWatch Feed Health"

January 24, 2017 My son surprised me yesterday with this: D: Mom you look too serious. Are you upset? Me: No, just trying to focus when I study. Thats all. D: But do you like it? Me: Of course! I Continue reading

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2016 Year in Review "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

I'm doing things in a backwards order here, I know. I jumped right into my 2017 goals and one little word without doing any sort of wrap-up post for 2016. Whoops!'s my blog so I get to make up the rules, right? I wanted to share this "year in review" photo book I put together to celebrate our 2016 highlights. I used Mixbook and it was so easy! Reminded me of my scrapbooking days...but without all the mess and the hassle. And looking through all our photos made me realize what a great year we had. Maybe I wasn't the best blogger, but it sure was a fun, eventful, and significant year for me personally. That's how the teeter totter goes!

Year in Review book

Our 2016 by the numbers:

- 6 vacations
- 8 states
- 2 countries
- 4 national parks
- 33 weeks of pregnancy
- 38 days in the hospital
- 1 perfect baby


It's really nice to have some actual printed pages to flip through instead of everything being on a screen. And Ian LOVED "reading" our book and examining all the pictures. I'm definitely going to make photo books a yearly thing.

Year in review book

Customized photo book from Mixbook

If you're thinking of doing something similar, I would totally recommend Mixbook. They have lots of beautifully designed templates you can start wit...


A flowchart to help you work out if you should punch a Nazi "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The last thing you want when punching a Nazi is indecision, so if you find yourself questioning the finer points of fascist-bashing then it might be useful to consult this flowchart.

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Top Blockchain Startups Join Efforts To Boost Industrys Marketing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new peer-to-peer interactive forum has been created by top Blockchain start-ups to enhance learning, collaboration, and propagation of the industry.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


Top Blockchain Startups Join Efforts To Boost Industrys Marketing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new peer-to-peer interactive forum has been created by top Blockchain start-ups to enhance learning, collaboration, and propagation of the industry.


Antarctic Enlightenment? Entire building of Neumayer Station is "swallowed" by giant light dome. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

What the heck is happening at Neumayer Station in Antarctica? In this time-lapse footage, snowcats are seen leaving en masse as if they're evacuating, followed immediately by a strange, station-engulfing light. Been watching these feeds for years and he's never seen lights on the station saturating the camera sensors in this way. Perhaps someone at the South Pole has achieved enlightenment? We can only hope. 


Giveaway Winners!!! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today we need to announce the winners from our last two giveaways!!!!

Lets start with our most recent giveawaythe Fat Quarter bundle of When Skies are Grey

And the winner of that giveaway is

Ruth-Anne Hayes!

(Ruth will you please email us your contact info so we can have the bundle mailed to you!)

And the second giveaway we need to announce the winner of is from our December Sewing Night In Giveaway.

That giveaway is a sweet package that includes a Fat Quarter Bundle of Riley Blake fabric, 3 delicious Bridgewater Candles, and of course some chocolate.

And the winner of that giveaway is.

Holly Hughes

(Holly will you also email us with your contact information so we can mail out your package as well.)

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaways.and keep watchingnext month we have 4 different giveawaysand each one is super awesome!

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1/21/17. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I am stronger now. And I have more love and hope and courage in my heart because of what I discovered.


Fred Ehrsam Leaves Coinbase, Hints At New Crypto Business Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase announced his official decision to leave the company to pursue other ideas within the cryptocurrency scene.

from CoinTelegraph.Com News


This thought provoking letter to the FT has gone viral because it nails Boris Johnsons cheap vibes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Great letter in the FT thats now had over 3,000 retweets:

Heres it in full so you can read it clearly:

Postwar efforts cheapened by schoolboy allusions
From Daniel Sandelson, London, UK

Sir, Perhaps Boris Johnson does not want to understand why our European partners find his references to Nazi Germany via the allusion to punishment beatings so appalling. (UK ministers warn EU against punitive Brexit deal, January 18)

Maybe his family were not victims of the Nazi death camps, did not suffer the Dutch Great Famine of 1944-45, did not hear of their children murdered in the Drancy internment camp in France, did not learn of their relative dying in the Szczecin massacre in Poland, did not learn of their son being shot in the massacres in Cephalonia and other places in Greece, or lose a relative in the allied area bombings.

And the foreign secretary seems to leave unacknowledged how wonderfully Germany has dealt with its troubled past, how it has not hidden what happened, how it has tried with the utmost sincerity to create, and succeeded in creating, a great country from the ashes of its history, and how those extraordinary efforts are insulted and belittled by schoolboy allusions.

And when Michael Gove labels people as snowflakes for decrying Mr Johnsons puerile antics, he also shows an insensitivity to something that our cousins in continental Europe still feel most deeply.

History should not be abused for the sake of a brand.

Daniel Sandelson

London W8, UK

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last year I drew a throwaway cartoon of a little boy standing looking fondly at a framed photo of an... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

last year I drew a throwaway cartoon of a little boy standing looking fondly at a framed photo of an old man. his speech bubble said something like ah yes, that was back when I was old. It was a sketch done in a cafe, a drawing without any clear meaning behind it - if I had to reduce it, i guess it was meant to be a playful reflection on the cyclical nature of time. the character was a blank-faced young white boy.

I read once that the less meaning and detail you draw on kids faces, the more universal they appear to the audience. And therefore people are more able to relate to them. thats why in lots of kids books and cartoons, the central character is usually the most boring looking, the most simply drawn.  Its so people can load themselves on to them without much effort, and feel like they are going through what the character is going through. Its a kinda cheap trick that i think a lot of cartoonists, writers and cultural producers deploy regularly.

anyway, when my partner saw the drawing of the little kid looking at a photo of himself as an old man, he asked me what the cartoon meant, and as he was trying to guess at the meaning, he asked whether the kids race or gender had anything to do with what I was trying to convey. I responded that no, no, I had represented the kid as a white boy so that people *wouldnt* think about his race or gender - if I had presented the kid as a black woman for example, i reasoned I thought that the audience might try to work out what the cartoon was saying about race or gender. and that they might miss out on what I was trying to touch on, the vague comment on western notions of time passing.

at that moment, I quietly and without knowing so, put another brick into the wall of white supremacy. because whiteness is so pervasively universal in this society, that in this situation, and in the media so often, race and gender become tools to be used when convenient for the white cultural producer. there is such a violence to this.

a kind of inverted, but related event took place with so many individuals and outlets reporting on Tyrone Unsworths passing. The vast majority of the media decided that this little boy, who had died by his own hand (and indirectly, the hand of bullies, the hand of heterosupremacy, and without doubt the hand of the on-going project of colonisation), was a universal white figure. the left media, myself included, used his body and his departed spirit to click neatly into a pre-existing campaign attempting to defend the pro-LGBTIQ, anti-bullying Safe Schools program. political campaigns have a great knack of flattening the terrain, and smoothing out the real texture of lived experience. if we mock tony abbott for sloganeering and being reductive then we should probably take a look at ourselves too. mainstream political campaigns too often piggy back on to the lives of the marginalised, utilisin...


PascalCoin (PASC) Altcoin Is Currently Getting a Lot of Attention "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

PascalCoin (PASC) is not a brand new launched altcoin, it has been available for a while already, but the recent addition of the coin to the Poloniex exchange and the high trading volume has sparkled a lot of user interest in the coin. PascalCoin is interesting because of its design to work without a historical operations requirement (no need to download the complete blockchain), yet is still able to control double spending or check balance. PASC is not directly forked from another altcoin and that has its advantages and disadvantages and as a result it is also not very easy to understand how to use it by new users or even ones that already have some experience with other altcoins. This probably also is one of the reasons that there was not much interest in the coin prior to the recent listing on Poloniex, but now new people are rushing in to discover more about it and start mining the coin.

Currently PascalCoin (PASC) only supports solo mining, so you need to have a local running wallet and then run the GPU miner to connect tot he wallet (the latest miner is OpenCL-based), mining with CPU is pointless due to the low hashrate. With solo mining things rely more on the luck you have in the amount of blocks you can mine, but with the current hashrate you might expect to wait something like a day or even two with a 6x GPU mining rig using RX 470/480 video cards and the block reward is 100 coins. Hopefully a pool for mining PascalCoin (PASC)...


Celebrate Burns Night with 8 of his best insults "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Its Burns Night, so celebrate the work of the great poet with 8 of Rabbies best insults, accompanied with some photographic suggestions of who you might want to direct them at.1.








Quotes from the Burns Museum.

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Real Volumes Revealed? How Bitcoin is Reacting to a New Age of Trading Fees "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets reacted to fee policy changes at major Chinese exchanges.


from CoinDesk


Huge coal-to-gas switch drives down EU power emissions "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Europes power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5% in 2016 after a huge switch from coal- to gas-fired generation, according to new analysis.

The figures are jointly published by the thinktanks Sandbag and Agora Energiewende today. They show coal generation across the EU falling by 94 terawatt hours (TWh), down 12% on a year earlier. Gas output was up 101TWh, a 20% increase (see chart, below).

Changes in the source of EU electricity generation in 2016 compared to 2015. Source: Analysis by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende.

Changes in the source of EU electricity generation in 2016 compared to 2015. Source: Analysis by Sandbag and Agora Energiewende.

The coal-to-gas switch was enough to reduce EU power-sector CO2 emissions by 4.5%, to 1,018m tonnes of CO2 in 2016, the analysis says.

Around half of the decrease in coal generation, and half the increase in gas, took place in the UK. Earlier this month, Carbon Brief analysis found UK coal generation fell below wind output in 2016. Germany and Spain each contributed around another 15% of the coal cut in 2016.

The coal to gas switch was driven equally by four factors, according to Sandbag and Agora. First, the closure of old coal plants in the UK. Second, the impact of the UKs top up carbon tax, known as the carbon price floor. Third, a market response to cheaper gas prices and, fourth, gas filling in for falling output from nuclear and hydro.

Its worth noting that while the story last year was one of coal-to-gas switching, in the longer term coal and gas have both declined, with reduced demand and low-carbon sources taking their place.



Small Study Shows BIG Success: Fecal Microbial Transplants and Autism "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Teresa Conrick I am a big believer in the bacteria of the Microbiome being a huge piece in Autism. This study,hot off the press, has me hopeful and optimistic because I have a severely affected daughter with both a...


The Tweets Trumps FDA Candidate Balaji Srinivasan Didnt Want You to See "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

21 Inc. founder Balaji Srinivasan is a finalist to lead Donald Trumps Federal Drug Administration (FDA). After being announced as a pick for Trumps FDA, the ardent transhumanist deleted not only his thousands of tweets, but also his Medium blog posts.

Also Read: The 21 Inc Computer Library Offers Bitcoin Enabled Applications

Social Media Memory Hole

In his social media activity, the tech entrepreneurs tweets were critical of the FDA. Why care about the FDA so much? Well, whether you want a new drug or to get transhumanism, they are the man to beat or escape, via exit, one tweet by Mr. Srinivasan read. His tweets even included jabs at the President-elect Trump before the election.

Trump won. Dont wait four years. Focus the energy on building the technologies to limit state power. Encryption, bitcoin, the works.

Bitcoin Tweets Balaji Srinivasan Didn't Want You to See

He tweeted about regulation and monetary policy. Dont argue about regulation. Build Uber. Dont argue about monetary policy. Build Bitcoin. Dont argue about it. Build the alternative.

 Bitcoin Tweets Balaji Srinivasan Didn't Want You to See

Tweets also covered global adoption. And if we think about the global Bitcoin userbase (-10 million people) transaction frequency trend is getting closer to a virtual nation-state.



16 Fur Projects "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

I was doing some research on fur projects that I have done to date on the blog. Between Pinterest and the search feature in the upper with hand corner, I was able to drum up 16 DIYs that all involved fur or sherpa. SIXTEEN. That is sixteen times that I pulled out the big guns, []

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Real Volumes Revealed? How China's Bitcoin Market is Adapting to Fees "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin trading volumes continued to suffer a free fall on 24th January, as markets reacted to fee policy changes at major Chinese exchanges.



Fred Ehrsam Leaves Coinbase, Hints At New Crypto Business Ideas "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase announced his official decision to leave the company to pursue other ideas within the cryptocurrency scene.


Time for Scotlands Politicians to Ask the Awkward Questions: Whats Happening to its Children? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

by John Stone Scotland is one of the first nations that will have to confront the meltdown of its services because of the tsunami of neurological problems engulfing its children. No amount of public relations whimsy can cover up the...


Avengers assemble in Albert Square for superhero bus lift "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Could Danny Dyer and a couple of old ladies really lift a double decker bus? Or was the worlds strongest man passing through Walford at the time to help out?

Such were the questions being asked on Twitter after the bus crash and heroic rescue that followed on BBC1s EastEnders.


Except something similar really did happen in London in 2015 when a unicyclist became trapped under a bus.



Open Frame GPU Mining Rig Made with Copper Tubes "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Nowadays people are making multi-GPU mining rigs for mining crypto currencies from a lot of different materials plastic, wood, aluminum frames and whatever they have handy. Peter Selmeczy however did go for an interesting approach with his GPU mining rig build he went on using copper tubes to build his mining rig. Furthermore he has provided a detailed build of his project, so if you think that the idea is cool, you might want to take a look on how he built his rig. The 4 GPU mining rig he built was entirely made from copper tubes and aluminum joints for the tubes. It all goes together with 8 large 140mm Noctua fans for better airflow and the color of these fans does go along very well with the copper tubes, so the whole thing does indeed look really cool.

For more details about twe open grame GPU mining rig from copper tubes


Air-Ink Tinte und Marker aus Feinstaub von Grostdten "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Den Feinstaub von Grostdten zum Pigmentieren von Farbe nutzen, um damit wiederum die Wnde der Stadt anzumalen? Diesen ziemlich interessanten Ansatz haben Graviky Labs in Kooperation mit der Agentur Marcel Sydney und Tiger verfolgt. Herausgekommen bei dem Experiment sind 150 Liter schwarze Tinte und eine Kleinserie unterschiedlicher Marker. Ob die Idee es am Ende bis zur Serienreife schafft, bleibt abzuwarten. Genug Feinstaub in den Stdten gibt es ganz sicher. Und wenn die Feinstaub-Marker in die Hnde von Graffiti und Street Artists kommen, die die Farbe wiederum auf die Wnde der Stdte tragen, ergibt sich am Ende ein interessanter Kreislauf. Bilder: Graviky Labs / Tiger Die Marker gibt es nicht im Handel zu kaufen, aber laut den Kollegen von ilovegraffiti arbeitet Graviky Labs bereits weiter an der Idee Feinstaub fr die Farbproduktion zu nutzen. Gesehen bei ilovegraffiti

Der Beitrag Air-Ink Tinte und Marker aus Feinstaub von Grostdten erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.


Prepper Dudes Your Testosterone Has Everything To Do With Preparedness and Survival "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

prepper dudes

ReadyNutrition Readers, I once did a piece a while back on firearms for the ladies, and in that light, its time to do one that pertains to the guys.  This one is on the importance of testosterone, a substance that is very important in areas besides procreation and family life.  Testosterone is a building block upon which many complex bodily functions in men is dependent.  It is also the key regarding weightlifting and physical training.

Firstly, I highly recommend picking up the following book, one that I have mentioned in other articles regarding physical training.  Entitled, The Testosterone Advantage Plan, this book is really the end-all, be-all in terms of weight training for men.  It has a ton of information besides the subject of testosterone from the glycemic index and charts to the workings of fatty acid glycolysis.  Were sticking to the subject of testosterone in this article.

Testosterone is produced by cholesterol, a precursor hormone, and relies on fat to form.  Fat comes in several forms which we have outlined in previous articles on Ready Nutrition.  Testosterone is an androgen, a hormone produced in the bodies of males.  Some functions (in addition to sexual and reproductive tasks) are bone density, increase in oxygen-carrying capacity, musculature, and the mobilization of fat for energy.

The higher the levels of testosterone in the male body, the less prone a man is to muscular fatigue when exercising and lifting weights.  Testosterone also ensures better neuromuscular efficiency, and enables a tougher workout for more of a duration.  There is also an inverse relationship between testosterone and cardiac risk: higher levels of testosterone lower your risk of heart disease.  This is because testosterone has a dilating effect on the coronary arteries.  These arteries are the ones that supply the heart with blood.  The relaxing effect enables a blood flow increase of up to 17%.

The optimal level of testosterone (standard) is 800 ng (nanograms)/dl (deciliter) in the blood; this ratio will need the assistance of the doctor and a laboratory to discover.  Now, returning to cholesterol, the normal amount the body needs is equivalent to 300 mg per day.  We have approximately 0.2% in our body weight.  It is a precursor to hormones such as testosterone and the adrenal c...


Yawn "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

The earth watched as his neighbor reared, and opened his mouth into which he leered. The moon was yawning, tired as he was, and the earth began to twitch and itch and buzz. Yawning is contagious you have to know, so earth opened wide, his jaw hung low. Little did he realize his actions would cause, a great whirlpool within physic's laws. Merchant marines, cruise ships, and all types of boats, were suddenly swallowed no matter their floats. Earth, you dog, you yawn because you're tired. But look what you've done--your surface forever mired.

Earth peered closely once his yawn was complete, and shook his head at moon's new crevices replete. It seems you made a new scar for yourself. That's alright, I've damaged my shelf.

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Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget Role "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A blockchain-friendly member of Congress faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday in his bid to lead the Office of Management and Budget.


from CoinDesk


Dribble water over a magic marker stick figure and it comes to life "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

According to this video, if you draw a stick figure with a magic marker and dribble some water over it, it comes to life. Its hard to trust anything on the web these days, but it would be nice if this was real

Heres one possible explanation, oh no wait its not.


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Chinese Bitcoin Volume Drops As Trading Fees Are Reinstated "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin trading volume has been plummeting across all major Chinese exchanges. That is not entirely unexpected, considering these platforms have removed most of their margin trading options. Moreover, trading fees have been reinstated across Chinese exchanges, which will heavily impact trading activities. For the time being, this has not impacted the Bitcoin price all that Continue reading Chinese Bitcoin Volume Drops As Trading Fees Are Reinstated

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Blockchain-Friendly Congressman Faces Hearings for Trump Budget Role "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A blockchain-friendly member of Congress faced confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday in his bid to lead the Office of Management and Budget.



Dachel Wake Up: Dr. Ari Zaretsky to Debate Andrew Wakefield's Research with Journalist Lawrence Solomon "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel January 31, 2017, Canadian journalist to debate Andrew Wakefield's research with Toronto psychiatrist, Dr. Ari Zaretsky Back on Jan 11, reporter Lawrence Solomon wrote a story for The Financial Post entitled, How vaccine safety turned into one...


Why You Should Never Store Potatoes In The Garage, Cellar, Fridge Or At Low Temperatures "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We put often put vegetables in the fridge to help prevent spoiling and keep them fresh. But keeping potatoes at a chilly temperature will not only negatively affect their taste, but it makes the starch turn into sugar faster and leaving you with a tougher potato. Here's why.


Stunning Photo Series Celebrates Everyday Wild Women. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

They are strong, free, sensual and have a glow that is truly contagious---and helps me to become a more open, in-touch and stronger man. We all know these women.


Organising IDYW Activity in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Minutes of meetings are hardly anybodys idea of a riveting read. However, wed be grateful if you could give the following notes of our last Steering Group meeting a quick glance. And to say that anyone interested in giving some time to our endeavours is encouraged to get in touch. We are in no sense a closed group the more voices, the better.


Present: Malcolm Ball, Bernard Davies, John Grace, Pauline Grace, Naomi Thompson, Tony Taylor and, via SKYPE with differing levels of success, Colin Brent, Paula Connaughton and Tania de St Croix.

Apologies: ;Susan Atkins, Paul Hogan, Kevin Jones, Diane Law

The primary purpose of the meeting was to explore and agree on a fresh way of organising the work of IDYW. taking into account the publicised shift to being first and foremost a forum catalysing critical discussion and the need to move beyond there being a single, leading IDYW Coordinator. In seeking to do so and in the light of recent discussions about blurring the boundaries of what constitutes youth work the Steering Group confirmed its commitment to defending the distinctiveness of youth work as expressed in the IDYW cornerstones of practice.

After much discussion the following was agreed:

TASKS and Lead Person[s]

Maintaining website/blog, Facebook and Twitter plus encouraging participation etc....


Trump Blocks Contracts & Communications at US-EPA & Agriculture "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Octopus symbolic of multi-tasking

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

From Michael Biesecker and John Flesher |AP, Washington Post, January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.

Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trumps inauguration Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press detailed specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agencys social media accounts.

The Trump administration has also ordered what it called a temporary suspension of all new business activities at the department, including issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors. The orders were expected to have a significant and immediate impact on EPA activities nationwide. EPA contracts with outside vendors for a wide array of services, from engineering and research science to janitorial supplies.

Similar orders barring external communications have been issued in recent days by the Trump administration at other federal agencies, including the Agriculture and Interior departments.

Staffers in EPAs public affairs office are instructed to forward all inquiries from reporters to the Office of Administration and Resources Management. Incoming media requests will be carefully screened, one directive said. Only send out critical messages, as messages can be shared broadly and end up in the press.

Doug Ericksen, the communications director for Trumps transition team at EPA, said he expects the communications ban to be lifted by the end of this week. Were just trying to get a handle on everything and make sure what goes out reflects the priorities of the new administration, Ericksen said.

Beyond what was stated in the internal email, Ericksen clarified that the freeze on EPA contracts and grants wont apply to pollution cleanup efforts or infrastructure construction activities.

Officials at state and local agencies that rely on EPA for funding said they we...


WikiHow did Beyonce, Jay Z and Barack Obama end up looking like this? "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

The worlds leading how-to website Wikihow has apologised after a cartoon on the crowdsourced website appeared to show Beyonce, Jay Z and Barack Obama as white.


Heres the illustration side-by-side with the photograph it was taken from.

And Wikihows apology and explanation in full.



Tillsatser i mat "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Bra jobbat:

Bara att rtta till det som inte stmmer:

Fljande stmmer inte:

Fullt naturligt mne som inte har ngra som helst knda hlsorisker.

Denna produkt framstlls inte frn citroner utan frn en mgelsvamp. En giftig sdan. Mn allergiker kan vitan om det.

Citro r OK men syntetiskt tillverkad citronsyra r allergiframkallande.


E 330  CitronsyraEn liten labb med pplen och citroner


E 330
Vedertaget namn:
Frekommer naturligt i citrusfrukter, framfr allt citroner ur vilka det ocks utvinns. Kan ven framstllas biotekniskt genom jsning av melass eller glukos med hjlp av mgelsvampar.
Surhetsreglerande medel.
Antioxidationssynergist, dvs. frstrker antioxidanternas funktion.
Anvnds till allt mjligt, till exempel glass, sylt, fryst fisk, ost och torkad frukt.
Fullt naturligt mne som inte har ngra som helst knda hlsorisker.



Creditbit Plans to Launch Proprietary Exchange "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Software management platform Creditbit has shows interests towards launching its very own official exchange. The open source project, which provides users the power to run, modify, copy and distribute software, has lately experienced an increasing demand for its decentralised native token CREDIT. It is due to the core theory of their white paper that is Continue reading Creditbit Plans to Launch Proprietary Exchange 

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Man Prefers the Warm, Crisp Sound of Telling People He Only Listens to Vinyl Records "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

SEATTLE Local music connoisseur Dominic Wyatt announced earlier today that nothing quite compares to the pure, warm tone of his own voice informing people that he only listens to vinyl records, witnesses confirmed.

According to Wyatt, each release in his collection of over 1,000 vinyl records has its own original melody when he speaks of them. Family, friends, and strangers all say he never misses an opportunity to tell them that LPs are the optimum way to listen to music.

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Has Science Gone Too Far? Well HAS IT?! "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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6 Reasons NEED To Have Sex On A Daily Basis "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As if you needed anymore incentive to be having sex, there are actually a myriad of health benefits you gain when you regularly engage in physical intimacy with a partner.

Of course orgasms are great, and playing with a partner is always fun, but when you routinely jump in the sack to release sexual energy, your mental, emotional, and physical well-being get a much needed boost.

Here are six great reasons to be having sex regularly:

It fortifies the immune system

When you're having sex on a regular basis, your body naturally produces more Immunoglobulin A, an antibody that plays a vital role in the immune system's functionality.

This means your body has a better chance to fight off sickness, which is perfect come flu season. Build up those antibodies by having sex.

Improved emotional health

Sex, by nature, is extremely intimate and physical. This means that you don't need to be having sex with a significant other to create an emotional connection with another person.

Love is something that often grows from sex, but it's not required to share that closeness with someone. Physical intimacy floods the brain with feel-good hormones, immediately shifting your perception of reality in a positive way.

You can learn to have multiple orgasms

While most people think that only women are capable of achieving multiple orgasms, men can learn to do it as well.

The Kinsey Institute reports that about 20% of men, and 14% of women, have the ability to orgasm multiple times. Are you part of the lucky bunch that gets off several times?

It works your body physically

Exercise has been the clear answer to getting in shape and being healthy for decades now. It can be difficult to get motivated to go to the gym, but motivation to have sex usually comes naturally.

When you have sex, you typically build up your cardiovascular stamina, as well as muscles in the back, legs, hips, and abdominals. Shed a few extra pounds and improve balance by regularly having sex.

Practice makes perfect

Just as with most anything in life, practicing sex on a routine basis helps you get better at it. For men, this can mean lasting longer, which in turn helps women achieve their orgasm.

For women, it can often mean learning how to orgasm faster or easier. Whatever your specific benefit is, two people working at sex everyday will naturally become better at it.

It he...


Low Prenatal Weight Gain Does Not Prevent Blood Pressure Issues in "Obese" Women "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

One idea often promoted by care providers is that keeping prenatal weight gains to the minimum possible or losing weight in pregnancy will prevent blood pressure issues (Gestational Hypertension or Pre-Eclampsia) in "obese" women.

One of the most dreaded complications of pregnancy is blood pressure issues like GHTN and PE, and obese women really are at increased risk for these complications. It is understandable that care providers want to try to prevent that if at all possible.

However, here is a recent study that shows that losing weight and very low gains in pregnancy did not lower the rate of Gestational Hypertention (GHTN) or Pre-Eclampsia (PE) in obese women.

This is important because, as we have discussed before, more and more providers are zeroing in on weight gain in pregnancy as a way to try and prevent complications in higher weight women.

There have been studies which found that lower weight gains were correlated with lower rates of pre-eclampsia, and higher gains with higher rates of pre-eclampsia. However, this doesn't mean that deliberately restricting weight gain prevents PE. As Nohr 2008 states:
Any causal interpretation of the association between total weight gain and these complications is limited. For preeclampsia, high total gain most likely reflects pathologic fluid retention as part of the disease.
In other words, just because very low gain is associated with less pre-eclampsia, it does not follow that making women gain very little weight during pregnancy will prevent pre-eclampsia. Instead, higher weight gain is usually simply a side effect of pre-eclampsia due to the fluid retention and swelling common to pre-eclampsia.

Despite this, many caregivers imply that women can prevent pre-eclampsia by controlling their weight gain during pregnancy. Some are resorting to "scorched earth" tacti...


Hear Jeremy Irons Read the Poetry of T.S. Eliot (Available for the Next Six Days Only) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

We may have come nearly to the end of January already, but we can still call 2017 a new year at least until weve listened to the poetry of T.S. Eliot to properly ring it in. Theres surely no better poet than Eliot to help us confront the problem of finding meaning in a world where old certainties are being troubled, says Martha Kearney, host of BBC Radio 4s New Years series celebrating his work.

Our lives are so busy now that we need some help from the season to just take stock, both of where weve been and where we might like to go to, says the first episodes guest, novelist Jeanette Winterson. We need to inhabit that inward moment that poetrys so good at, and that Eliot made entirely his own. The bulk of that broadcast comprises a reading of Eliots The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by Jeremy Irons, surely one of the poets ideal living interpreters. (Note: you can stream all of the episodes in the series here.)


Irons reads more in the second, which includes a discussion with Winterson and Anthony Julius, Chair of Law and the Arts and University College London, about the opening of Gerontion and the ugly references made in Eliots other poems. The discussion in the third, in which Irons takes on Eliots immortal The Waste Land, looks for the source of the power of its poetry of fragments with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Scots Makar (something like a Poet Laureate of Scotland) Jackie Kay.

The Waste Land continues as a subject in part four, as its guest, the actress Fiona Shaw, has drawn acclaim for her own reading of the poem, but the Irons section of the broadcast offers various other selections, including The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Journey of the Magi. Finally, in part five, Kearney and Rory Stewart, Member of Parliament and man of letters, talk about and hear Irons deliver Eliots Fo...


1000s of SPOOKED birds decend on interstate highway PACKED w/cars! | *Fearing the Sky* ~ MrMBB333 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Note: In addition to his hypothesis, the birds couldve been reacting to a magnetic disturbance, earth frequencys from a shift in the plates cosmic energy, a cloaked craft in the sky or any number of anomalies. The appeared to be crows too.


January 24, 2017: A massive flock of thousands of disoriented birds land on a busy interstate during rush hour traffic in Houston. Many birds landed on the roadside risking the cars opposed to what had them spooked that WAS IN THE SKY. Birds were even hitting cars windshields as you will see in the video. #birds,#houston,#tornadoes


Notes for Wednesday January 25, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

On January 25th, 1995, the world was minutes from nuclear annihilation. Russias early-warning defense radar detected an unexpected missile launch near Norway and calculated that they only had minutes before impact on Moscow. Russian President Boris Yeltsin, the defense minister, and the chief of staff were informed of the missile Continue reading


What Is Your Purpose?, by MAC "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

So, like most of you, I have gotten very serious about surviving TEOTWAWKI. In fact, it can dominate my thought processes on a daily basis. From the very day I started reading Patriots, I realized that regardless of all the skills I learned in Montana growing up and the extensive Continue reading


Letter: Just Dont Call Me 4-Eyes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hugh, While doing my bi-annual Earthquake Bag check (the politically correct term in the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia for a Bug Out Bag), I stumbled across a fundamental demonstration of my own personal Normalcy Bias. I discovered one of the key tools of survival I had been skipping for years Continue reading


Economics and Investing: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This Is What It Looks Like When A Trump Nominee Declares War On The National Debt o o o Video: Why Are These Horses Under A Giant Table? Mike Maloney o o o Video: Hacks for Buying Gold or Silver Bullion Cheap o o o Historical Official Records Reveal Continue reading


JWRs Recommendations of the Week: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Books: Glock Reference Guide Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No Ones Land Movies: Wild Horse, Wild Ride (Documentary.) Now available free for Amazon Prime members. The Accountant 2016 Ben Affleck portrays a very unusual accountant in this action/thriller. (Rated R and definitely not for kids!) Television: Barn Find Hunter (Available Continue reading


Odds n Sods: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

4 Forgotten Meat-Preservation Methods Of The 1800s J.C. o o o Rep. Steve King Files Federal Pro-Life Heartbeat Bill: If a Heartbeat Is Detected, the Baby Is Protected D.B. o o o Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich. JWRs Comment: The photo caption reads: An armed guard stands at Continue reading


Jims Quote of the Day: "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Survival means living through an involuntary situation of extended duration where death is a likely outcome. If its a voluntary situation its a misadventure. If its of short duration its a narrow escape. A lost hunter who overnights in the woods had a bad day. If hes mauled by a Continue reading


Horrified Nation Wishes Politicians Would Just Go Back to Not Keeping Promises "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WASHINGTON After President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order to construct his proposed wall along the Mexican border, a horrified, wistful United States reportedly wished to go back to a time when politicians didnt keep their promises.

Trumps radical move breaks with the long-held presidential tradition of making promises on the campaign trail before eventually, just, you know kinda forgetting about it, or whatever.

This is not normal, CNNs Van Jones said. Its one thing to promise things on the campaign trail, but now that hes the leader of the free world and holds the highest office in the land, he has a real responsibility to not follow through.

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Whos New? 5 Hottest Blockchain Startups of Adam Drapers Boost VC "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A look at some of the startups accelerated by Boost VC which are succeeding on a mission to add value to our lives by deploying Blockchain technology.

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Whos New? 5 Hottest Blockchain Startups of Adam Drapers Boost VC "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A look at some of the startups accelerated by Boost VC which are succeeding on a mission to add value to our lives by deploying Blockchain technology.


Chunky And Quick Crocheted Slipper Sock Pattern "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Chunky crocheted slipper socks or maybe you'd call them super thick crocheted booties are so much fun to crochet, work up quickly, are a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn, and make a great gift. What...


Guest post: The challenge of defining the pre-industrial era "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is a cross-post from the Climate Lab Book blog, written by Dr Ed Hawkins, associate professor in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading.

The UN Paris Agreement on climate change aims to ensure increases in global temperature are less than 2C above pre-industrial levels, with an aspirational limit of 1.5C. However, the starting line of the pre-industrial era is not defined by the UN agreements, or by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

A new analysis by an international team of researchers aims to better define the pre-industrial baseline, informing the worlds decision makers on the required limits to greenhouse gas emissions needed to meet the terms of the Paris Agreement.

The study concludes that 2015 was likely the first time in recorded history that global temperatures were more than 1C above pre-industrial levels.

Which period is pre-industrial?

Since the invention of an efficient steam engine by James Watt in 1784, humans have been able to convert fossil fuels into energy, a process that releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. As the industrial revolution gathered pace in the 19th century, the resulting increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases started to warm the Earth.

To better define the Paris Agreements commitments, we need to select a suitable starting point for when humans began to influence the climate. However, there is no perfect choice.

Previously, the period 1850-1900 has been used as the historical baseline, but this period includes some large volcanic eruptions and is after greenhouse gas concentrations had already started to rise.

We suggest that the earlier period of 1720-1800 is a better choice for this baseline. This is because the major natural factors that also affect Earths climate the levels of both solar and volcanic activity were both at similar levels to today (see Figure 1).

This is important because we want to assess the changes due to human activity, rather than changes because of other factors. For example, the early 1800s were cooled by several large volcanic eruptions and so are unsuitable for a baseline. And before 1720 there was less solar activity and also several large volcanic eruptions.



Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

To fight unhappiness one must first expose it, which means that one must dispel the mystifications behind which it is hidden so that people do not have to think about it.

Simone de Beauvoir on Atheism, the Ultimate Frontier of Hope, and the Need to Move Beyond the Simplistic Divide of Optimism and Pessimism

Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair, the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm wrote in 1972 as he made his elegant case for rational faith in the human spirit, adding: To have faith means to dare, to think the unthinkable, yet to act within the limits of the realistically possible.

That selfsame year, across the Atlantic, the philosopher Simone de Beauvoir (January 9, 1908April 14, 1986) another thinker of formidable foresight and abiding insight into the human experience explored this osmotic relationship between optimism, pessimism, and hope in the fourth and final volume of her autobiography, All Said and Done (public library).



Tutorial: How To Buy From the Wall Street Market? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Today, were going to teach you how to buy from the Wall Street market. This market offers a wide range of special features, including 2 out of 3 Multisig escrow, direct deposits (no wallets), PGP 2-factor authentication, Bitmessage Notification System & Autoshop for Digital Goods (CCs, Accounts and so on). Multisig escrow and direct deposits ensure that the funds are never fully controlled by the market, making exit scams impossible and ensuring that no funds are lost even if the market is shut down by L.E. Funds can only be accessed by the vendor after orders are finalized and can never be accessed by the market staff only. Wall Street also makes the deepweb a fun and interactive place by employing a badge reward system. Read more here.

Part 1 Protect your privacy

Step 2: Although the Tor Browser conceal your location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis, your Internet Service Provider will be aware that youre using the Tor. To ensure maximum security, you can install a quality VPN. You can find a list of VPN providers here. There are a lot of free VPNs, but remember that they are probably worth what you pay for them: Nothing. So do your research and choose a VPN that is good and cost-efficient.

When using a VPN Service it will hide your identity and location while also encrypting all of you internet traffic from everyone including your internet service provider. This technology will also protect you from identity theft and hacking when using free wifi because everything is encrypted.

Step 3: In order to communicate on the deepweb markets, its advisable that you use PGP encryption. This ensures that in case the market is shut down by LE, your conversations will not be read and your address will not be revealed. One thought to keep in mind is that not all versions of GPG are created equally, so avoid using online GPG methods such as iGolder and those utilizing BouncyCastle libraries. PGP will also be used to activate 2-factor authentication....


Fuji interview at Dpreview: Says rangefinder GFX is possible! "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Dpreview posted the interview with Fuji and there are some interesting info here: 1) There is a chance we might see a GFX rangefinder camera 2) All lenses are designed to resolve future 100+ Megapixel sensor 3) The X-E series

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8 Things You Need to Know About The Wall "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

(TFC Its expected to happen today: The President of the United States will order the construction of a 2000-mile long wall stretching across the nations southern border. While exact specifications of the wall are unknown, what is known is the cost of a single layer fence running the length of the border along with accompanying roads and fencing at checkpoints is $21,400,000,000. Thats not a wall, just a single fence. This cost doesnt include maintenance, which would undoubtedly be enormous.

The cost isnt the only problem with the wall, especially since despite the Presidents outlandish claims, Mexico has repeatedly said it will not pay for the wall. The other problems range from the logistical to very concept.

Its unnecessary: Apprehensions of aliens crossing the southern border are at their lowest levels in more than 40 years. In fact, in recent years, more Mexicans are leaving than coming. There are 160,000 less within US borders today than there were in 2005. Mexicos fertility rate has dropped like a rock. The country is no longer experiencing a population explosion, in fact, its almost static. Therefore, they are staying home.

Walls are on the ground: Seems like an obvious statement, right? Apparently, its not. Depending on the estimate or study, 40% to 60% of illegals in the United States are here because of visa overstays. Most people who arrive with a visa fly into the country. Planes typically fly over walls without much trouble. After reading dozens of studies, I feel 40% is probably the most accurate figure. Trumps anti-immigration centerpiece doesnt address almost half of illegals.

Walls are on the ground: Yes, again. Walls are on the ground. The Mexican cartels have become the most ingenious tunnel-builders since the Viet Cong. Theyre already using them to defeat drones. Remember, that the $21 billion dollar figure is for building a fence, not a massive wall that runs 20-feet underground. Even if it did, 21-feet isnt really that much deeper. So instead of nonviolent Mexicans walking across the border, they will now enlist the help of the smuggling cartels, who will be happy to meet this new demand. The United States learned n...


London coffee shop so far up its own arse that nobody can read the sign "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A new coffee shop has opened in London that is so pretentious nobody knows what its called because they cant read the sign.


Its all about creating the right atmosphere and sense of place for our customers, said the owner, Ichabod Hardmat, who spent over 50,000 employing a graphic design company to choose the typeface.

The first thing customers see is the sign which gives our shop a unique atmosphere mostly one of confusion.

It might be called Coffee & Things? said one baffled customer. Or it might be Expensive and Shit. I just paid a fiver for a cookie that I could have got in Greggs for 1.29. I hope its artisanal.

Hardmat says the same typeface was also used inside the shop to continue the atmosphere.

It not just about branding when people struggle to read the prices they have no idea theyre paying 7.95 for a ham and cheese bap until its too late.

They have no idea what were called so they cant slag us off to their friends. Its the perfect business model.

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Today's Events: Chaos Out of Order "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Well, weve all survived inauguration weekendso far. Thats a start, right? Its certainly a sign of something when we take some measure of comfort in the fact that the world hasnt quite ended yet, but you dont need me to tell you that. 

By James Corbett

Everyone can feel it deep down. Whether its the fake news squawking their propaganda louder than ever, or protests and riots mixed with rumors of protests and riots, or wars of words between the newly-crowned president and well, almost everyone, things seem to be full-on crazy and getting crazier by the minute.

Dont you just wish for some normality right now? Wouldnt it be nice to go back to that bygone time of a couple of decades ago when the world didnt seem so insane?

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Is Histamine to Blame for Your Headache, Hives and Heartburn? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

If you've ever had allergies with hives, nasal congestion, headaches or coughing, you may already know histamine, a chemical neurotransmitter your body produces, is what drives the most common allergy symptoms.

However, in around 1 percent of the population, histamine overload may lead to symptoms such as constipation and/or diarrhea, migraines, rapid heartbeat and low blood pressure that are serious enough to cause discomfort, but vague enough for a doctor to have trouble diagnosing.

Histamine intolerance is a disorder that causes a wide range of symptoms, and it's often confused with a host of other ailments. Many doctors have never heard of this common but misunderstood condition and keep treating symptoms without understanding the actual cause.

Whatever the trigger everything from allergies and leaky gut to enzyme deficiency and high intake of histamine-rich foods can lead to high histamine levels it's no exaggeration to say histamine intolerance can make you miserable.

Although it's controversial, some scientists say about 1 percent of the population is histamine intolerant and, among them, 80 percent are middle-aged.1

Histamine and Histamine Intolerance

Histamine is in a group with other small molecule neurotransmitter substances such as serotonin, epinephrine (adrenaline) and dopamine, and a small amount is always circulating throughout your body, communicating messages to your brain, Regenerative Medicine notes.2

As a chemical neurotransmitter, histamine is passed between neurons in the nervous system, and the neurons release molecules and pass from the end of the neuron through the synapse (a gap between neurons). It's then:

" taken up by a 'receptor' area on the receiving neuron. That neuron then continues to pass the neurotransmitter, resulting in a reaction. The constant stimulation of neurons causes reactions in the body which are specific to the type of neurotransmitter that is passed."3

It helps regulate sleep, physiological function in the gut and even benefits your sexual response. But Paleo Leap explains:

"When an allergen triggers the immune system, mast cells (a type of white blo...

Aspartame Use Surges in Children's Drinks "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

While many may think it must be a typo or at least an exaggeration, it's not: The use of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) has skyrocketed by 200 percent in children living in the U.S. More than a few parents think it's a terrible idea for kids to be ingesting these artificial sweeteners, but 25 percent of U.S. kids do.

George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health recently reported this staggering statistic from a national survey, revealing that while the consumption of artificially sweetened foods and beverages jumped by 54 percent among U.S. adults during the study period, there was an even greater jump among kids a 200 percent increase.1

The low-calorie sweeteners they're referring to include aspartame, sucralose and saccharin, among others, and the study took place between 1999 and 2012. Twenty-one percent of children and 41 percent of adults already reported they used these substances regularly.

Allison Sylvetsky, Ph.D., an assistant professor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington D.C., had this to say:

"Just 8.7 percent of kids reported consuming low-calorie sweeteners in 1999 and 13 years later that number had risen to 25.1 percent. Kids aren't alone in this trend. More adults also are taking in low-calorie sweeteners in diet soft drinks and in a variety of foods and snack items.

The findings are important, especially for children, because some studies suggest a link between low-calorie sweeteners and obesity, diabetes and other health issues."2

The National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey

According to Science Daily, this was the first study to take a look at LCS in foods, beverages and the substances in the little green, pink, yellow and blue packets you find at most lunch counters. It included the latest data for people in the U.S.

Researchers conducted the National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey (NHANES) with around 17,000 men, women and children from 2009 to 2012, comparing it to data collected from 1999 to 2008.

The study involved two interviews during which the participants relayed what they'd had to eat and drink over the previous 24 hours. At the conclusion of the study, several interesting findings were revealed:


How the Affordable Care Act Wastes Billions and Harms Tens of Thousands of Women Each Year "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

On January 10, 2017, the Huffington Post reported the Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as "Obamacare," has helped many poor women get mammograms, as it eliminates out-of-pocket costs for certain cancer screening procedures.1

Among female Medicare patients over the age of 70 who were due for a mammogram, screening rates increased by 2 percent after the implementation of the ACA, from 5 to 7 percent each month.

Screening rates also rose among other age groups, and the rate differences between the wealthiest and the poorest shrunk after the ACA went into effect. According to the featured article, if the ACA were to be repealed, fewer women would get screened for breast cancer. The question is, would that actually be a bad thing?

Conventional wisdom states cancer screening is the best "prevention," as catching cancer early increases your chances of successful treatment. However, studies have repeatedly negated the idea that mammograms lower death rates, noting more women are harmed in the process than are actually saved.

Long-Term Study Questions Value and Effectiveness of Mammograms

Ironically, the very next day, on January 11, a 17-year-long study2,3,4,5,6 again concluded that mammograms have no impact on advanced breast cancer incidence, and lead to significant overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment of harmless tumors. As reported by The New York Times:7

"In Denmark, screening was implemented in different regions at different times, so researchers there were able to compare groups of women who were screened with those who were not.

If screening were effective, a reduction in the incidence of advanced tumors would be expected tumors would be caught and treated when small. Instead, the researchers found no difference in incidence between screened and unscreened groups.



Michael Clarke Brings Back The Frosted Tips To Mend Post-Career Slump In Popularity "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After learning that a lot of people listening to his Channel Nine cricket commentary arent really enjoying it, Michael Clarke has gone into damage control today, with a rebrand on the horizon. Maybe it was the fact that I snitched on everyone in my autobiography, maybe its because cricket []


Zero Waste Living (A Day in the Life) "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

What does zero waste living actually look like on a daily basis? We all have a different version, and this is mine. I quit plastic in 2012 and began working towards zero waste not long after that, so Ive been living this way a long time (over 4 years!). Ive made so many changes to []


Immigration & Risk "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Women Trump Protest Wall

The protests against Trump have been claiming that he will somehow end abortion (which he cannot do), and the civil rights and immigration parts of their protests are really unthinkable. Many legal immigrants went through the process and they voted for Trump because they felt others should have to do the same thing. In Britain, it was the Indian immigrants, who had to go through tests to prove they could speak the language, who voted for BREXIT to prevent wholesale immigration without any of the criteria that they had to go through.

Aurelian-Walls-2Now they are talking about building a wall around London to protect it from terrorists attacks, exactly as did Rome in the 3rd century under Emperor Aurelian to protect it from the invading barbarians. Well, all this protesting against Trump illustrates how ignorant these people really are. They absorb whatever the media tells them and think that is the truth. Now, Germany is warning that the terrorists, who have infiltrated Europe with the refugees, have access to large quantities of chemicals. They are warning the people that the wate...


5 Signs Your Dreams Are Coming True "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

via InspireActAchieve, It seems that everyone wants to know if they can have their dreams come true. Also, everyone wants to be aware when their dreams are coming true. The Universe responds and is sending you messages all the time. Everything you see out there every single day is a response to what you are []


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman: Trump Cannot Steamroll Over the Constitution and Our Treaties "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier in Washington after 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published January 25, 2017

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA Reacting to President Trumps presidential memorandum pressuring the Secretary of the Army and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to approve an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Fraizer on Tuesday said the news president cannot steamroll over our Constitution and our treaties.

The United States Constitution declares that treaties with Indian tribes are the Supreme Law of the Land.  President Trump cannot steamroll over the Constitution and our treaties.  Not to mention the Corps own policies requiring consultation with affected tribes, stated Chairman Fraizer in a statement released by the tribe.

Chairman Harold Frazier leads the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe which is home to four (4) bands of the seven (7) that constitute the Teton Sioux Nation. The Teton Sioux Nation is the largest member of the Great Sioux Nation, referred to many as the Oceti Sakowin.

Trumps directive pressures the Corps to reverse its decision that further analysis of treaty and other impacts is needed in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  On January 18, 2017, the Corps published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register to prepare an EIS to consider any potential impacts to the human environment that the grant of an easement may cause.  The Corps Notice was based on two earlier decisions, November 14, 2016 and December 4, 2016, that additional discussion and analysis is needed to assess the impacts of DAPL on tribal drinking water, religious and cultural resources, and treaty hunting and fishing rights.

Borrowing from DAPLs arguments in Federal District Court, Trumps directive says that the DAPL easement should be approved based on a July 2016 Environmental Assessment (EA).  However, that EA was prepared without assessing treaty rights and impacts on the Tribes drinking water, and without consultation with the Tribe.  The EA also did not provide a full analysis of alternative routes.  Frazier stated, If this pipeline is so safe, then why did they reroute it from north of Bismarck to our...


Fond du Lac Tribal Community College to Host Human Trafficking Awareness Panel Discussion "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Published January 25, 2017

CLOQUET, MINNESOTA  Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting a panel presentation and discussion on human trafficking awareness from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25, in the campus commons and amphitheater. The free event is sponsored by several student organizations on campus and is open to the public.

Members of local advocacy organizations and local law enforcement jurisdictions will participate on the panel of speakers. Patti Larsen from Mending the Sacred Hoop, Sarah Curtiss of Men as Peacemakers, Lieutenant Mike Diver of the Fond du Lac Band Police Department, and Detective Derek Randall of the Cloquet Police Department will share their expertise and experience working with human trafficking cases.

For more information about the human trafficking awareness panel presentation and discussion at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, please contact FDLTCC faculty Lyz Jaakola at 218-393-3528 or

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The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Presidential Memorandum for Approving KXL & DAPL "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON  On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, President Trump signed five executive actions, two of which will advance construction of the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. The other three memorandums will serve to expedite environmental reviews for high priority projects.

The following is a statement from Tom BK Goldtooth, the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network:

The Indigenous Environmental Network is extremely alarmed with President Donald Trumps announcement of the two Executive Orders setting the stage for approving the dirty energy pipeline projects of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Sioux Tribes, as sovereign Native nations, were never consulted by Trump or his Administration on this decision that further violates the treaty rights of the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota people. Trump is portraying his true self by joining forces with the darkness of the Black Snake pipelines crossing across the culturally and environmentally rich landscape of the prairie lands of America.

These actions by President Trump are insane and extreme, and nothing short of attacks on our ancestral homelands as Indigenous peoples. The actions by the president today demonstrate that this Administration is more than willing to violate federal law that is meant to protect Indigenous rights, human rights, the environment and the overall safety of communities for the benefit of the fossil fuel industry.

These attacks will not be ignored, our resistance is stronger now than ever before and we are prepared to push back at any reckless decision made by this Administration. If Trump does not pull back from implementing these orders, it will only result in more massive mobilization and civil disobedience on a scale never seen of a newly seated President of the United States.

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Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Slowly Grinds Lower "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price extended the recent correction against the US Dollar and moved below the $10.40 level. Yesterdays highlighted bearish trend line on the hourly chart (data feed via SimpleFX) of ETH/USD is active on the upside and acting as a resistance near $10.45. It looks like the pair is slowly moving down, and Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Slowly Grinds Lower

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8 Years Ago Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be Ice Free in 5 Years "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in December 2008. 

Eight winters later, the Earth's Northern ice cap has not melted not even close.

According to The Daily Caller, in 2013, an Antarctic research vessel named Akademik Shokalskiy became trapped in the ice, the problem was so severe that they actually had to rescue the 52 crew members.

In 2015, a Canadian ice breaking ship, the CCGS Amundsen, was forced to reroute and help a number of supply ships that had become trapped by ice.

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7 Ascension Truths "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Michael Hallett, Guest writer, There is an ancient Chinese curse that runs, May you live in interesting times. We are certainly living in interesting timesthe time of Ascensionand it often feels like a curse. The physical, mental and emotional symptoms of Ascension can be debilitating for long periods. The anxiety, pressure and sense []


Washington Bill Would Make It Illegal to Pay for Weed With Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Cannabis may be among the country's fastest growing industries, but its status as a Schedule I controlled substance under federal law poses an inconvenient discrepancy with more liberal state policies. It's well known that pot businesses have used digital currency, like bitcoin, to work around the issue of banking and use of credit cards, given that most financial institutions, complying with federal law, will not service green industry folk. But now, in Washington state, even that's under fire.


Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian: A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DCs law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against demonstrators.

The Guardian learned of their arrests after reporting on Monday that the journalists Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America had also been arrested and charged with felonies while covering the same unrest on Friday morning.

All six were arraigned in superior court on Saturday and released to await further hearings in February and March, according to court filings. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said late on Tuesday that charges against journalists who were covering the protests should be dropped.


Office of Poofness Zap note 1-23-17 FBI Raid on Pharma "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

poofness_office_of_331First of all, this is a Sorcha Faal report, which has often been accused of being disinfo. So Im not sure if this is an actual thing thats going on. But I leave a link to the original should anyone wish to read it. I must say, the CDC definitely needs some house cleaning, so if this report is correct, I would applaud the move.

FBI Raid on Pharma

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January 23, 2017

President Trump Orders FBI To Conduct Massive Raid On CDC Headquarters
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A stunning Foreign Intelligenc...


Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Violent protests in DC streets after Donald Trump inauguration on Friday.ddp USA/REX/Shutterstock Violent protests in DC streets after Donald Trump inauguration on Friday. Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trumps inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.

A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter were each charged with the most serious level of offense under Washington DCs law against rioting, after being caught up in the police action against demonstrators.

The Guardian learned of their arrests after reporting on Monday that the journalists Evan Engel of Vocativ and Alex Rubinstein of RT America had also been taken into custody by police and charged with felonies while covering the same unrest on Friday morning.

Jack Keller, a producer for the web documentary series Story of America, said that he was detained for about 36 hours after being kettled by police at 12th and L streets on Friday morning and then arrested despite telling officers that he was covering the demonstrations as a journalist.

The way we were treated was an absolute travesty, said Keller, whose cellphone has been kept by the authorities. Kellers editor, Annabel Park, said: It is a maddening and frustrating situation. These are people who were there observing and documenting.

Related: Trump bans agencies from 'providing updates on social media or to reporters'

Matt Hopard, an independent journalist who was live-streaming the Friday protests, was arrested at the same site as Keller, Engel and Rubinstein, according to metropolitan police records. He said in a message that he denied the charge...


Report: British 'errant missile' headed toward Florida "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Sunday Times of London reported over the weekend that an unarmed ballistic missile launched from a British submarine last June experienced a malfunction and headed toward Florida rather than toward open waters off the coast of Africa.

All such launches by the U.S. and British navies occur off the shores of Cape Canaveral under the control of the Naval Ordnance Test Unit at Port Canaveral. The purpose of such "Demonstration and Shakedown Operations" are "to evaluate and demonstrate the readiness of a (submarine's) strategic weapon system and crew before operational deployment following its midlife refueling overhaul," according to the Navy.

The Vengeance, the British submarine, completed a four-year-long overhaul in 2015, according to the Royal Navy.

The Sunday Times report and subsequent follow-ups by other media outlets didnt give any details about where off the Florida coast the launch of the Trident missile occurred. However, all such test launches use the Eastern Range run from Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Fore Station to monitor missile trajectory. Range officials have the ability to destroy any rocket or missile that poses a threat to the public. Tests are made with unarmed missiles.

Neither the U.S. nor British navies have confirmed the report of the failed test launch.

A recent report from the 45th Space Wing, which controls the Eastern Range, indicated that it supported a Trident launch on June 20, 2016. According to the Associated Press, a British defense ministry blog indicated there was a "routine unarmed missile test launch from the HMS Vengeance" in June.

The Navy did not return phone calls or emails from Florida Today seeking further information.


Audio: E.O. Wilson talks about Half-Earth, Trump, and more "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

On this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, were featuring highlights from a conversation with author and biologist E.O. Wilson, one of the greatest scientists of the last 100 years. Wilson was recently interviewed by Mongabay senior correspondent Jeremy Hance about the Half-Earth initiative, the Trump Administration, and how he maintains hope for the future, and we're excited to share portions of the conversation with you on the Newscast. We also welcome back to the Newscast Mongabay founder and CEO Rhett Butler, who will be answering a listener question about the sounds you can hear in the background at the start of every episode. You can listen to it right here: [iframe style="border: none" src="//" height="90" width="640" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]   Here's this episode's top news for your further reading pleasure: NASA releases images of dramatic deforestation in Cambodia Poaching gang of wealthy software engineers, coffee planters arrested in India The end of a People: Amazon dam destroys sacred Munduruku 'Heaven' Day of Terror: Munduruku village attacked by Brazils Federal Police Last frontiers of wilderness: Intact forest plummets globally Rusty patched bumblebee now first bee to be listed as endangered in continental U.S. Would you like to be paid to write about Central America for Mongabay? We're seeking established writers for a new reporting project that will investigate the cattle industry in the region. Learn more and apply at Dont forget, you can find all of our podcast episodes on Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, Google Play, and RSS.

Primates face impending extinction whats next? "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

[caption id="attachment_192663" align="alignright" width="342"] Red-shanked Douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus), Son Tra Mountain, Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo by Russell A. Mittermeier[/caption] The Year of the Monkey has just ended, and wont come around again for another 12 years. In the meantime, what is happening with our closest living relatives, the nonhuman primates? A recent paper in Science Advances by 31 of us indicates that we are facing an impending extinction episode if we dont ramp up our actions in a major way over the remainder of this decade and before the next Year of the Monkey comes around again. Our paper, led by Alejandro Estrada of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Paul Garber from the University of Illinois, Urbana, and including the two of us as coauthors, highlights the fact that nonhuman primates are on the decline almost everywhere. The third most diverse Order of mammals (after the rodents and bats), they are under the highest level of threat of any larger group of mammals, and among the highest of any group of vertebrates. Indeed, our latest assessments, carried out under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Natures Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) Primate Specialist Group (PSG) and following the long-established Red-listing process of IUCN indicate that at least 63% are threatened, meaning that they fall into one of the three IUCN categories of threatCritically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable. Of these, 298 (or 43% of all primates) are Critically Endangered and Endangered, meaning, quite simply, that they

Introducing Mongabay news alerts "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Now Mongabay readers can keep up-to-date on the latest conservation and environmental science developments by subscribing to our free topic-based news alerts. The alerts enable a user to sign up for daily or weekly notifications via email on topics they select. Our current topic list includes: Africa, Asia, birds, Borneo, Brazil, Congo, conservation, deforestation, featured stories, forests, happy-upbeat environmental stories, herps (reptiles & amphibians), India, indigenous peoples, Indonesia, interviews, Madagascar, Malaysia, news species, oceans, palm oil, Peru, primates, tropical rainforests, wildlife, and the wildlife trade. We'll be adding more topics soon as well as alert systems for our non-English sites, including Indonesian and Spanish. SIGN UP HERE We recommend that our FeedBurner email subscribers switch to this new system because we'll be abandoning our FeedBurner feeds. We've found the new system offers a better user experience. We will continue to send out our email newsletters on a regular basis so there is no need to change your settings if you are a subscriber. The alert system is a separate service. We hope you enjoy this new functionality and thank you for your continued interest in our reporting. SIGN UP HERE


CIA Whistleblower Makes Case For Weaponized Global Warming "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

From the Company of Shadows by Kevin Michael Shipp

Author, Kevin Shipp presents key issues involving government black operations and the extent to which the burden of sworn secrecy is a shackle to millions of federal workers in alphabet agencies incluing the FAA, NASA and NOAA.

Would-be agency whistleblowers are made aware they have no protection and that uttering the wrong word in violation of their oath of secrecy could result in serious career failure and possible physical harm including reprisals and endangerment to family members and loved-ones.

Covert climate engineering including massive aerosol dumps and electromagnetic energy networks are designed to manipulate the climate.

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Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/25/2017 Descending Triangle Forming "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price is currently settling inside a descending triangle pattern and could be due for a breakout soon.

The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 01/25/2017 Descending Triangle Forming appeared first on NEWSBTC.


Sheldan Nidle Update 1-24-17 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

paoweb_globegrid177Another latest Sheldan update.

Everything is steadily moving forward. The opposition to this distribution has been thoroughly broken. Over the coming months we expect to complete the topside of this very complex procedure. The Republic is finally ready for full disclosure. It has taken a long time, since its formal announcement is still somewhat controversial. We expect the rest of the entire package to be carted out very soon Our mission is tied to explaining to all concerned just how this new governance is to be formally proclaimed.

We have recommended that these important steps commence immediately with a set of formal proclamations about this most sensitive subject. NESARA and its special history requires a formal set of official announcements. Once this is accomplished, the goals for the next 120 days need to be set forth. Over the last two decades, a number of clandestine events occurred, and these need to be divulged. They are to be used to make public a new worldwide financial system.

[A] series of key operations is nearing its successful conclusion. Our task remains one of clandestine observation and closely following the divine edicts of Heaven. This has been ongoing since our arrival in the late 20th Century. Our objective was to complete these various goals shortly after the commencement of your 21st Century. At present, we are in the midst of an administrative alteration that is to bring in a number of modifications to permit us to announce our presence on your beautiful shores.

[Ascended Masters] This blessed time is one in which you are to finally receive the fruits of a new monetary and banking system. Newly acquired wealth is a symbol of what is ultimately to be yours, full consciousness...


Researchers Discover the Vegan Holy Grail a Sea Plant That Tastes Like Bacon, More Nutritious Than Kale "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Carolanne Wright; Wake Up World

Oregon State University has cultivated a new strain of red marine algae that has researchers and vegans excited. A nutritional powerhouse, the aquatic plant is packed with protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the point where it even outshines kale.

Did I mention, it also tastes just like bacon when fried?

Not only is this discovery welcome news for the health-conscious among us, but also for those concerned about the well-being of the planet. As it turns out, seaweed this new strain in particular can help provide a much-needed solution to some of our most pressing environmental and food security issues facing us today.

Superhero of the Sea

Seaweed farming is the next big wave of the future for good reason. Youre dealing with a crop that doesnt require fresh water, it does not require arable land, says Charlie Yarish, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut. Were starting to see in western cultures there are some very interesting attributes of seaweed that fit our needs. One of the major problems that coastal managers have has to do with managing nutrients.
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Dont Change The Date! But Change The Sign Supporting The Date Says Exhausted Patriots "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Australias Far-Right movement are starting to show signs of weariness with just hours until January 26th, also known as Australia Day, a public holiday that has been celebrated since 1983. With nearly a month of gradual hysteria surrounding the date coming to a close, members from Reclaim Australia are []


Local teen enters her aviator sunglasses phase "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

25 January, 2016. 13:23 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Holidaying with parents up the coast, recent high school graduate Hannah Harper spend an idle minute twirling the sunglass rack around at the local service station browsing for something adult, yet timeless. Finally settling on a pair of seriously radical reflective sunnies, the 18-year-old []


Yoga for Better Sleep: 5 Poses to Help Your Mind and Body Let Go "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Becky Striepe, Care2

If youre suffering from insomnia it may feel like sleep will never come again. Instead of lying in bed, try this yoga for insomnia series!

As someone who has struggled off and on with insomnia, I know how rough it can be. Youre exhausted, and youre lying in the dark, staring at the ceiling, but sleep just. wont. come. Maybe your thoughts are racing, or maybe you feel like your body cant settle down so that your brain can let go. If you deal with sleeplessness, yoga for insomnia may be able to help you sleep better and sleep more deeply.

The causes of insomnia are complicated, and yoga isnt going to be a cure-all for every person who suffers from this condition. Its definitely helped me and other folks that I know, though so I recommend giving it a go. Youre awake anyway, right?

If youre new to yoga, I would suggest taking a couple of classes before practicing on your own. The poses below are pretty basic, but learning how to properly align your body is part of yogas benefit and can help prevent injury. Even a few classes with a teacher can help you get a feel for how your body should be aligned. Most teachers will take requests, so you can ask if it would be OK to include these yoga for insomnia postures in class.
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Making Medieval Magic: Countering Infections and Poison with Nine Potent Herbs "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Natalia Klimczak; Ancient Origins

Many old spells have been lost or forgotten over the years, but careful readers of medieval books can still recognize some of them tucked within old tomes. There is a spell from a 10th-century book which was one of the most wanted recipes for medical emergencies - it was created to cure poisoning and infections.

Magic spells are mentioned in some of the worlds oldest resources. It also seems that people had practiced magic even before they learned how to write. Seeking spiritual or divine aid is still popular today and many people turn to the old beliefs when they face hardship. The traditions and practices that were cultivated before the appearance of Christianity or Islam seem to be making a particular resurgence.

The Tractatus de herbis, a thirteenth-century manuscript of herbs in the collection of the British Library.

Due to this, old spell books have become more and more popular once again. During the 19th century, publishing houses were also very interested in reprinting old books with ''remedies'' for many different troubles. One of them was a book that contained the Nine Herbs Charm, a concoction that may have been used to save many lives.
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10 Signs of Our Global Awakening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Paul A. Philips; New Paradigm

Since time immemorial, under the ruling thumb of the worlds dark overlords, humanity has been hacked, stymied, suppressed and coerced into submission through mind controlling, soul destroying atrocity. Those unable to see that just about every subject under the sun is a deception and how their family and friends are affected dont yet realize the extent to which the dark overlords have us snugly stitched up.

However, alternative media sources tell us that people are awakening exponentially to the realization that theyre being stitched up and in the swathe of these awakened souls, more and more are playing their dutiful part in enlightening others.

So, here are 10 signs of our global mass awakening.

1. The fall and further fall of the mainstream media

Trust in the mainstream media has fallen to an all-time low and continues to plummet. Much of this has to do with an increasingly aware and disgruntled public: More and more are able to discern a mainstream media totally lacking in integrity, thanks to the rising popularity of the independent/alternative media exposing the dishonesty.
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6 More Radio Signals Appear From Deep Space: Are We Being Greeted By Intelligent Beings? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Arkadev Ghoshal;

A total of 17 such radio signals -- called fast radio bursts (FRBs) -- have been received from this location in space since their discovery in 2007.

Scientists have discovered six more bursts of radio signals coming from a place in deep space outside our galaxy from where similar signals were detected earlier this year and in 2012.

A total of 17 such radio signals have been received from this location in space, and given their nature, speculation has already begun on whether we are being hailed by extra-terrestrial life forms.

Nature of the signals

The signals -- detected at the Green Bank Telescope in the US and the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, according to an article in the Astrophysical Journal -- are described as Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs). Discovered only in 2007, FRBs are really fast radio signals that last for only a few milliseconds, and can be detected only with special equipment.
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The Story Behind Dylan Thomass Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and the Poets Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

The Story Behind Dylan Thomass Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night and the Poets Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire, Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock, Denise Levertov asserted in her piercing statement on poetics. Few poems furnish such a wakeful breaking open of possibility more powerfully than Do not go gentle into that good night a rapturous ode to the unassailable tenacity of the human spirit by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (October 27, 1914November 9, 1953).

Written in 1947, Thomass masterpiece was published for the first time in the Italian literary journal Botteghe Oscure in 1951 and soon included in his 1952 poetry collection In Country Sleep, And Other Poems. In the fall of the following year, Thomas a self-described roistering, drunken and doomed poet drank himself into a coma while on a reading and lecture tour in America organized by the American poet and literary critic John Brinnin, who would later become his biographer of sorts. That spring, Brinnin had famously asked his assistant, Liz Reitell who had had a three-week romance with Thomas to lock the poet into a room in order to meet a deadline for the completion of his radio drama turned stage play Under Milk Wood.


Alien Abduction & Reptilians Great Zulu Shaman and Elder CREDO MUTWA "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

It has often been said that the Native Elders of any given tribe hold the keys to knowledge.

This statement has never been more clearly confirmed than in the recent interview I had the great privilege to conduct with Zulu Sanusi (Shaman) Credo Mutwa, now nearing eighty years of age (the article is from 1999).

Through the efforts and assistance of David Icke, I was able to establish contact with Dr. Johan Joubert, who graciously coordinated with Credo Mutwa, thus allowing the interview to take place by telephone, literally half-way around the world in South Africa.

We at The SPECTRUM would like to convey our deepest appreciation to both David Icke and to Dr. Joubert for their selfless efforts at getting this mans Truth out to the world.

David Icke and Credo Mutwa

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The Netherlands Counters Trump with International Abortion Fund "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

The Dutch government says it wants an international fund to finance access to birth control, abortion and education for women in developing countries.

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen announced the plan Tuesday in reaction to an executive memorandum U.S. President Donald Trump signed a day earlier. It reinstituted a ban on U.S. funding to international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortions.

Ploumen wants to launch a new fund that could be supported by governments, businesses and social organizations to compensate this financial setback as much as possible.

The ban, known as the Mexico City Policy or, by critics, the global gag rule, has been instituted by Republican administrations and rescinded by Democratic ones since 1984. President Barack Obama last lifted it in 2009.


The One People Round Table 23 Jan 2017 Magnetic fields and I dont wanna go to sleep! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Last nights discussion on OPRT started off with Dani discussing the magnetic fields of our planet vs the magnetic fields of our own bodies and how they interact. Lisa joined in and the floor was opened to several topics, ranging from Magnetic Poles to sleeping.or the lack of sleeping, that a lot of people are currently experiencing.

Setting a group Intent was a huge discussion this weekend in the UU Group with Sunday being the day that we all did our own thing to create and set the intent of WAKE UP!, sending it out to the world in general.

AND.. the first UU Gathering in Malta will be happening in May 2017!!

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magnet poles reversal

Dani cannot find the article about sleep cycles that was discussed towards the end of the show.  If you know of it, or have other links on the topic please send to me!!


Trump Orders Media Blackout At Government Agencies: Bans Use Of Social Media, Bars New EPA Contracts "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Image Source.

(Tyler DurdenIt wasn't just the EPA.

Earlier today, we reported that the Trump administration instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.
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A TRIBUTE to Standing Rock LOVE LETTERS TO GOD Nahko and Medicine for the People "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Love Letters to God from the album HOKA by Nahko and Medicine for the People.
Directed by Josue Rivas.


Pauline Declines Lambies Offer To Cash Me Ousside After Womens March Comments "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT While awaiting next weeks return to the Federal Senate, Pauline Hanson is believed to fallen back from her comments about the international Womens March, after Supermum Senator Lambie offered to throw down. This comes after the One Nation leader Senator Hanson took aim at those who took part in marches []


The Beginning of Disclosure: Starships en-masse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

  The New Year dawns with its promise of human flourishing, and the multiple cycles of life here on this planet Earth and elsewhere on the billions and billions of stars in all the universes. The Ladies of the Mystery School meet for the first time in 2017 a One year and so ... Read more



Donald Trump Says He Will Release Government Secrets: Who Really Shot Kennedy, Faked Moon Landing, and More "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


Donald Trump announced this morning that he plans to open the vault on government secrets that have, until now, only been available to presidents and high-ranking officials.

As a thank you to the American people, who have worked so hard to get me into this position, I will be releasing some of the worlds greatest secrets, in full detail. Information that was all a part of the Presidents Secret Book, as it were. Things that even I, as a billionaire, didnt know about our country. The stories are amazing.

Trump says that he will start with some of the biggest conspiracy theories, such as who really shot John F. Kennedy, as well as the secrets to the faked moon landing.

That one is incredible, truly incredible. There are a lot of theories out there, and a lot of people who truly believe we landed on the moon, laughed Trump. Everyone will find out soon enough the truth, and they will have their minds completely blown.



A phenolic-enriched maple syrup extract has protective effects against AGEs-induced cytotoxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Funct. 2017 Jan 23. Epub 2017 Jan 23. PMID: 28112327 Abstract Title:  Anti-glycation and anti-oxidative effects of a phenolic-enriched maple syrup extract and its protective effects on normal human colon cells. Abstract:  Oxidative stress and free radical generation accelerate the formation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) which are linked to several chronic diseases. Published data suggest that phenolic-rich plant foods, show promise as natural anti-AGEs agents due to their anti-oxidation capacities. A phenolic-enriched maple syrup extract (MSX) has previously been reported to show anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects but its anti-AGE effects remain unknown. Therefore, herein, we investigated the anti-glycation and anti-oxidation effects of MSX using biochemical and biophysical methods. MSX (500g mL(-1)) reduced the formation of AGEs by 40% in the bovine serum albumin (BSA)-fructose assay and by 30% in the BSA-methylglyoxal (MGO) assay. MSX also inhibited the formation of crosslinks typically seen in the late stage of glycation. Circular dichroism and differential scanning calorimeter analyses demonstrated that MSX maintained the structure of BSA during glycation. In the anti-oxidant assays, MSX (61.7 g mL(-1)) scavenged 50% of free radicals (DPPH assay) and reduced free radical generation by 20% during the glycation process (electron paramagnetic resonance time scan). In addition, the intracellular levels of hydrogen peroxide induced reactive oxygen species were reduced by 27-58% with MSX (50-200 g mL(-1)) in normal/non-tumorigenic human colon CCD-18Co cells. Moreover, in AGEs and MGO challenged CCD-18Co cells, higher cellular viabilities and rapid extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) phosphorylation were observed in MSX treated cells, indicating its protective effects against AGEs-induced cytotoxicity. Overall, this study supports the biological effects of MSX, and warrants further investigation of its potential as a dietary agent against diseases mediatedby oxidative stress and inflammation.

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In All Things Love, Remember This. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We learn as we live, and we grow in self-worth, as we continue to have honest discussions with ourselves about who we are, our scars, our fears and habits.


Leaked FBI Documents Show Assassination Plot Stopped Only Hours Before Trumps Inauguration "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


Recently leaked FBI documents show that the organization were able to stop an attempted assassination of President Donald Trump only hours before he was sworn in.

According to Anonymous, who posted the various briefings on websites 4chan and Reddit, the documents were taken and leaked to show how Americans already have a severe hatred for Donald Trump.

The man hadnt even been sworn in yet, and already there was a plot to take him out, said one commenter. Its crazy, and its truly going to be a disgusting 4 years.

The documents show that FBI agents had been tipped to a possible shooting assassination of Donald Trump a week before his inauguration and, although the information was initially deemed to be false, an investigation was required regardless. FBI coordinator Miles Richards said that it was only with extreme luck that the attempted assassination was thwarted.

We received information about a man named Booth who planned to shoot Donald Trump during his swearing in ceremony. Booth is a military-trained sniper who served in Afghanistan, and with the equipment and training that this man has, he would have been more than capable of pulling off the assassination.

Richards says that they expected to find nothing during the investigation, but that Booth made one fatal error.

He posted on his Facebook that he planned to kill Trump. I mean, he ended the post with a winky-laughing face, but when we checked him out, we realized that it was true nonetheless.


#Glyphosates in #vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"


Friendship Heart Stones for Back to School or Valentines "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Hands up if you like stones?! Hands up if you are FOREVER collecting stones? Hands up if your kids HOARD stones!? Well.. your house may look like ours.. with rocks and stones all over the place, so I do love a cute rock craft. This little rock craft is super simple to do, looks adorable

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For the Artistic Ones who are Misunderstood. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We are the moody ones. We are the tempests, the hurricanes, the maelstrom of emotionsand sometimes, we're feared for this raw power that has control over us until we let it out...


What Does Roundup Do to Your Liver? "IndyWatch Feed Health"


by Dr. Mercola

If you started your day with a bowl of oatmeal, Cheerios or even organic cage-free eggs, theres a good chance you consumed a small amount of glyphosate residue along with it. Likewise, if youve recently snacked on popular brands of crackers, tortilla chips and pita chips, or consumed beer or wine. [1]

As the results of increasing numbers of independent tests come in, its becoming increasingly clear that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide, is showing up virtually everywhere in our food, water and even in baby food and womens breastmilk.

Its not altogether surprising  glyphosate is the most heavily-used agricultural chemical in history but it is incredibly concerning. The health risks of glyphosate, though downplayed by the chemicals makers, are accumulating daily.

Roundup Causes Liver Disease at Ultra-Low Doses

What happens when you expose rats to an extremely low dose of Roundup for two years? Its a question researchers from Kings College London recently set out to answer, following previous research that suggested it may lead to liver injury.

The current study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, unfortunately appears to confirm this. [2] The study involved glyphosate exposures of 4 nanograms per kilogram of body weight per day, which is 75,000 and 437,500 times below EU and U.S. permitted levels, respectively. [3]

After a two-year period, female rats showed signs of liver damage, specifically non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and progression to non-alcoholic steatohepatosis (NASH). Study author Michael Antoniou, Ph.D., told Sustainable Pulse: [4]

The findings of our study are very worrying as they demonstrate for the first time a causative link between an environmentally relevant level of Roundup consumption over the long-term and a serious disease namely non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Our results also su...


11+ No Candy Valentines Printables "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

So Valentines Day is rapidly approaching. If you love Valentines Day and love to do something with the kids but maybe have had enough of all the sweets and treats in the run up to Christmas or maybe you have recently had about 10 parties to attend (with tons of sweets in the

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Tour a Spacious Open Concept Tiny House Parked in a Legal Community "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Tour this stunning 360 square foot tiny house in the tiny house community in Lantier, Quebec, Canada. The interior was built using reclaimed wood from a nearby home that was torn down and features a vaulted ceiling, retractable staircase, full-sized bathroom, and a loft bedroom with Japanese-inspired in-floor storage. The exterior has beautiful hemlock siding and a bright red roof.

Pierre bought this tiny house from a DIY builder who decided to sell it after one year. The builder put windows on the south facing wall to ensure the sun would warm the house in winter. It is insulated with eight inches of cellulose insulation.

Pierre says he bought the tiny home because he didnt have the means to purchase a bigger home and was happy to have found a community where parking a tiny house was legal so that he could live with other people and not be alone in the country.




This study demonstrated both in vitro and in situ antifungal activity of raspberry ellagitannins against Geotrichum candidum. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Molecules. 2016 Jul 13 ;21(7). Epub 2016 Jul 13. PMID: 27420041 Abstract Title:  Ellagitannins from Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) Fruit as Natural Inhibitors of Geotrichum candidum. Abstract:  The paper presents the chemical characteristics of ellagitannins isolated from raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) fruit and their in vitro and in situ antifungal activity against Geotrichum candidumOCK 0511. The study investigated a complex preparation containing various raspberry ellagitannins at a concentration of 86% w/w, as well as pure lambertianin C and sanguiin H-6. The ellagitannin preparation was obtained by extracting raspberry press cake and purifying the extract using Amberlite XAD resin, while individual compounds were isolated by means of preparative HPLC. The complex preparation was analyzed for the content of ellagitannins, anthocyanins, and flavan-3-ols using HPLC and LC-MS. The antifungal activity of the complex ellagitannin preparation and the isolated ellagitanninswas determined for the strain Geotrichum candidum. The MIC and MFC values (10.0 mg/mL and 30.0 mg/mL, respectively) were found to be the same for lambertianin C, sanguiin H-6, and the complex ellagitannin preparation. The fungistatic activity of the studied ellagitannin preparation at a concentration of 10 mg/mL, as determined by the poisoned medium method, was 65.2% following 6 day incubation of Geotrichum candidum, with the linear growth rate of only 16.2 mm/day. The corresponding parameters for the control sample were 0% and 56 mm/day, respectively. The study demonstrated both in vitro andin situ antifungal activity of raspberry ellagitannins against Geotrichum candidum.

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Between Love & Anger: 5 Steps to De-escalate Social Media Madness. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Love trumps hate. We all know that. Even the ones who we dont agree with know that.

11:58 Operator Admits Fraud and Money Laundering "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

On Monday, January 9, 2017, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the long-awaited guilty plea in the case. Preet Bharara, the aforementioned US attorney, said Anthony Murgio, the owner of, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan. Murgio, according to the recently released court documents, illegally processed more than $10m in Bitcoin and participated in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme.

The case nearly set standards for the crypto-currencyBitcoin and likely all forks and similar currenciesin September 2016. Murgio fought many of the charges and used the IRSs definition of Bitcoin to do so. The IRS, when cryptocurrencies started growing in popularity, felt the need to define Bitcoin and similar virtual currencies as propertynot currency at all.

According to IRS Virtual Currency Guidance: Virtual Currency Is Treated as Property for U.S. Federal Tax Purposes; General Rules for Property Transactions Apply

The notice provides that virtual currency is treated as property for U.S. federal tax purposes. General tax principles that apply to property transactions apply to transactions using virtual currency.  Among other things, this means that: A payment made using virtual currency is subject to information reporting to the same extent as any other payment made in property.

Judge Nathan disagreed. Despite the implications a decision such as hers could bring to a sector, the general public believed this decision indicated relevant progression. She said during the hearing that Bitcoins are funds within the ordinary meaning of that term. Bitcoins can be accepted as payment for goods and services or bought directly from an exchange with a bank account. She continued after reminding the court that this referenced the money laundering chargesnot fraud. They, therefore, function as pecuniary resources and are used as a medium of exchange and a means of payment.

Her decision went unopposed by the state of Florida. Florida, in another recent case, made their disagreement with the IRS definitionfrom 2014very clear.

Murgio pleaded guilty to operating Coin.MX in violation of federal money is transferring laws., according to court documents, neglected to meet both state and federal licensing laws created by the Department of Treasury. He admitted to unlawfully operating this illegal currency exchange between 201...


The Coming Waves of Calm "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

  The Ladies of the Mystery School continue their service of humanity. Their time, talents and resources are offered here for all who seek to understand their past, and look to a coming world of harmony, cooperation and understanding among those of all creeds, all colours, all races. As our galaxy dances along the precession ... Read more


Swarm-B on possible collision course with space debris "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

US armed forces Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) has identified a close approach for ESA's Swarm-B satellite forecast to occur at 23:10 UTC on January 25, 2017. The forecast miss distance is just 361 m (1 184 feet), and this triggers a risk above the...... Read more

Severe weather, deadly flooding hits southern Italy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A low pressure area is producing heavy rain and strong winds in parts of southern Italy since January 21, 2017. The storm produced wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph), locally large hail and at least two waterspouts, of which one reached land and damaged homes. At...... Read more

U.S. president energizes pipeline projects "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

President Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders Tuesday to allow the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline projects to move forward. The pen strokes reversed the course of former President Barack Obama's administration, which opposed the projects on the grounds that they furthered U.S.'s dependence on carbon-based energy and the country's contributions to climate change. The Dakota Pipeline would run 1,172 miles (1,886 kilometers) from the a set of shale formations in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to its terminus in Patoka, Illinois. TransCanada, the company trying to build the Keystone XL pipeline, said it will stretch 1,179 miles (1,897 kilometers) from Hardisty, Alberta, in Canada through Montana and South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska. Proponents argue that the pipelines provide a safer and more environmentally friendly method of transport than truck or rail. In addition, backers contend that the projects are bringing in jobs and tax revenue. As Trump was signing the executive order authorizing continued negotiations for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, he said the project would create 28,000 "great construction jobs." However, Reuters reported that a 2014 State Department study predicted it would net 3,900 construction jobs. Trump also signed another executive order that the pipelines should be built with American-made steel. "We build our own pipeline. We will build our own pipes, like we used to in the old days," Trump said. But opponents argue that harvesting crude oil from the oil sands in Alberta and the shale formations in Bakken, North Dakota, is good for neither the environment nor the economy. "Trump claims he's a good


Confronting the Limits of Catharsis in a Video About Black American Life "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2016) (still), video (color, sound), 7 minutes 25 seconds (all images courtesy the artist and Gavin Browns Enterprise, New York/Rome)

Its rare that an artwork gives you permission to cry. Watching Love Is The Message; The Message Is Death (2016), the seven-minute video by the cinematographer and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, I feel I have that. This has something to do with the setup at Gavin Browns Harlem gallery. Opening its front door, I slip through the heavy black curtain to the left to enter a dark and cavernous garage space without seeing anyone, not even a gallery attendant, making me anonymous. I face the engulfing screen with only a few pillars for company. The video montage leaves me as wrung out as an old dish rag: lynchings; Biggie Smalls spitting his flow on a neighborhood sidewalk; a young Angela Davis smiling; breathtakingly vicious police assaults on black men, women, and children; Miles Davis veiled behind dark glasses; Drake performing on a stage; dancers from the Harlem ballroom scene mercilessly death-dropping; Odell Beckham Jr. displaying his outsized athleticism; a black woman sweating and hollering in her church; heterosexual couples grinding on a dance floor; the farcical eyewitness accounts that have become internet memes; more police savagery; an alien monster ravages a city as armed forces throw all their military ordinance at it; a solar flare erupts from the suns surface.



These analysis indicates the potential benefits of flavan-3-ols in cancer prevention. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Oncotarget. 2016 Nov 8 ;7(45):73573-73592. PMID: 27634884 Abstract Title:  Flavan-3-ols consumption and cancer risk: A meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies. Abstract:  Although numerous in vitro studies and animal model data have suggested that flavan-3-ols, the most common subclass of flavonoids in the diet, may exert protective effects against cancer, epidemiologic studies have reported inconclusive results for the association between flavan-3-ols intake and cancer risk. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies to investigate the preventive effects of flavan-3-ols on various types of cancers. A total of 43 epidemiologic studies, consisting of 25 case-control and 18 prospective cohort studies, were included. A significant inverse association was shown between flavan-3-ols intake and the risk of overall cancer (relative risk (RR) 0.935, 95%CI: 0.891-0.981). When cancer types were separately analyzed, a statistically significant protective effect of flavan-3-ols consumption was observed in rectal cancer (RR 0.838, 95%CI: 0.733-0.958), oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer (RR 0.759, 95%CI: 0.581-0.993), breast (RR 0.885, 95%CI: 0.790-0.991) in case-control studies and stomach cancer in women (RR 0.633, 95%CI: 0.468-0.858). Our analysis indicates the potential benefits of flavan-3-ols in cancer prevention.

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Cory Bernardis Ego Tipped To Be Named Australian Of The Year "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

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Liberal Senator and self-professed purveyor of common sense Cory Bernardi has leaked to the press that his ego will be named Australian of the year later tonight, in a ceremony to be held in Canberra.

Speaking to The (un)Australian a proud Senator Bernardi spoke of his ego, saying: When I read the list of nominees for Australian of the year I thought hang on wheres my name? So I called Malcolm Turnbull threatened to take my bat and ball and go home and wouldnt you know it, my ego is now Australian of the year.

My apologies to Andrew Twiggy Forrest he wouldve been an acceptable Australian of the year but I need this more than he does.

When reached for comment Prime Minister Turnbull spoke glowingly of Senator Bernardis ego, saying: There has never been another politician like Cory thankfully, so when he called threatening to quit I thought what the heck, its only the Australian of the year award.

I mean we gave one to John Farnham does anyone other than the Murdoch columnists actually care about it?

Mark Williamson


Here are a dozen illnesses that are Polio just renamed. "IndyWatch Feed Health"


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Over-privileged-upper-middle-class-privately-educated-devilishly-handsome-heterosexual-white-male not sure who to apologise to first "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

25  January, 2016. 18:23 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Despite knowing that hes vastly more privileged than most other Australians, a Brisbane construction project manager has come under fire this morning for failing to apologise to the more marginalised members of society. Marcus Walton-Myers father, Kevin, played a semi-professional level of rugby union and []


Consumption of flavanone-rich citrus juice in quantities commonly consumed can acutely enhance blood flow to the brain in healthy young adults. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Br J Nutr. 2016 Dec ;116(12):2160-2168. Epub 2017 Jan 16. PMID: 28091350 Abstract Title:  The effects of flavanone-rich citrus juice on cognitive function and cerebral blood flow: an acute, randomised, placebo-controlled cross-over trial in healthy, young adults. Abstract:  A plausible mechanism underlying flavonoid-associated cognitive effects is increased cerebral blood flow (CBF). However, behavioural and CBF effects following flavanone-rich juice consumption have not been explored. The aim of this study was to investigate whether consumption of flavanone-rich juice is associated with acute cognitive benefits and increased regional CBF in healthy, young adults. An acute, single-blind, randomised, cross-over design was applied with two 500-ml drink conditions - high-flavanone (HF; 705 mg) drink and an energy-, and vitamin C- matched, zero-flavanone control. A total of twenty-four healthy young adults aged 18-30 years underwent cognitive testing at baseline and 2-h after drink consumption. A further sixteen, healthy, young adults were recruited for functional MRI assessment, whereby CBF was measured with arterial spin labelling during conscious resting state at baseline as well as 2 and 5 h after drink consumption. The HF drink was associated with significantly increased regional perfusion in the inferior and middle right frontal gyrus at 2 h relative to baseline and thecontrol drink. In addition, the HF drink was associated with significantly improved performance on the Digit Symbol Substitution Test at 2 h relative to baseline and the control drink, but no effects were observed on any other behavioural cognitive tests. These results demonstrate that consumptionof flavanone-rich citrus juice in quantities commonly consumed can acutely enhance blood flow to the brain in healthy, young adults. However, further studies are required to establish a direct causal link between increased CBF and enhanced behavioural outcomes following citrus juice ingestion.

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Vitamin C provides cardioprotection from Doxorubicin induced toxicity. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2017 Jan 18:ajpcell.00356.2016. Epub 2017 Jan 18. PMID: 28100487 Abstract Title:  Doxorubicin induced nitrosative stress is mitigated by Vitamin C via the modulation of nitric oxide synthases. Abstract:  An increase in oxidative stress is suggested to be the main cause in Doxorubicin (Dox) -induced cardiotoxicity. However, there is now evidence that activation of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and nitrosative stress are also involved. The role of Vitamin C (Vit C) in the regulation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and reduction of nitrosative stress in Dox-induced cardiotoxicity is unknown. The present study investigated the effects of Vit C in the mitigation of Dox-induced changes in the levels of nitric oxide (NO), NOS activity, protein expression of NOS isoforms and nitrosative stress as well as cytokines TNF and IL-10 in isolated cardiomyocytes. Cardiomyocytes isolated from adult Sprague Dawley rats were segregated into four groups: i) control; ii) Vit C (25 M); iii) Dox (10 M); and iv) Vit C + Dox. Dox caused significant increase in the generation of superoxide radical (O2(-)), peroxynitrite andNO and these effects of Dox were blunted by Vit C. Dox increased the expression of iNOS and altered protein expression as well as activation of endothelial NOS (eNOS). These changes were prevented by Vit C. Dox-induced increase in the ratio of monomeric/dimeric eNOS, promoting the production of O2(-), which was prevented by Vit C by increasing the stability of dimeric form of eNOS. Vit C protected against Dox-induced increase in TNF as well as a reduction in IL-10. These results suggest that Vit C provides cardioprotection by reducing oxidative/nitrosative stress and inflammation via a modulation of Dox-induced increase in the NO levels and NOS activity.

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