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Wednesday, 08 March


Machine learning in information security: Getting started "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Machine learning (ML) technologies and solutions are expected to become a prominent feature of the information security landscape, as both attackers and defenders turn to artificial intelligence to achieve their goals. The advent of machine learning in security comes alongside the increased capability for collecting and analyzing massive datasets on user behavior, client characteristics, network communications, and more. As we have already witnessed in many other technological domains, I think machine learning will become the More


The power of Big Data for security, operations and DDoS protection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DDoS atacks are costly to your reputation and your bottom line. In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2017, Avi Freedman, CEO at Kentik, discusses how to recognize attacks quickly and accurately, then shut them down with situation-appropriate mitigation. Heres a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Im Avi Freedman, CEO of a startup called Kentik Technologies, Im here today, on this podcast, to talk about the power of Big Data for security, operations, More


Top obstacles for women in technology "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Wage inequality compared to male colleagues, workplace gender bias and a shortage of female role models are among the main barriers faced by women working in the technology field, according to a new ISACA survey. Top barriers experienced by women in tech Survey respondents identified the top five barriers experienced by women in tech as: Lack of mentors (48 percent) Lack of female role models in the field (42 percent) Gender bias in the workplace More

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Tuesday, 07 March


Clouds and dust engulf Denver International Airport "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A powerful frontal passage moved through Denver, Colorado Monday morning, March 6, 2016, producing damaging winds and blinding snow squalls. Strong winds produced significant damage throughout the Denver Metro Area and grounded flights at Denver International...... Read more


Enable self-healing endpoint security with Application Persistence "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In this podcast recorded at RSA Conference 2017, Richard Henderson, Global Security Strategist at Absolute Software, and Todd Wakerley, SVP of Product Development at Absolute Software, talk about Application Persistence. Heres a transcript of the podcast for your convenience. Richard Henderson: Hi! Im Richard Henderson, Global Security Strategist at Absolute Software. Todd Wakerley: And Im Todd Wakerley. Im the SVP of Product Development at Absolute Software. And today were here to talk about Absolute Persistence More


StoneDrill: New wiper targets Middle East, shows interest in Europe "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new sophisticated wiper malware, called StoneDrill. Just like another infamous wiper, Shamoon, it destroys everything on the infected computer. StoneDrill also features advanced anti-detection techniques and espionage tools in its arsenal. In addition to targets in the Middle East, one StoneDrill target has also been discovered in Europe, where wipers used in the Middle East have not previously been spotted in the wild. In 2012, the Shamoon (also known as More


CA Technologies acquires Veracode for $614 million "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

CA Technologies has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode for approximately $614 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018, and is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. The combination of CAs portfolio with privately-held Veracode will establish CA Technologies as a leader in the Secure DevOps market through the automation and scaling of application security testing (AST) to develop and deploy applications More


Community Response to Anti-Semitism "IndyWatch Feed National"

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

This is a discussion to talk about recent anti-semitic actions that took place in Sydney, and experiences of anti-semitism in the radical left in general. This forum will centre Jewish voices and experiences, and talk about what accountability might look like.

More details about this event TBA.

Facebook event


CDC document bombshell reveals list of all vaccine excipients "IndyWatch Feed National"


CDC document bombshell reveals list of all vaccine excipients, including African Green Monkey Kidney Cells and fibroblast cells from aborted human fetuses see the complete list

Image: CDC document bombshell reveals list of all vaccine excipients, including African Green Monkey Kidney Cells and fibroblast cells from aborted human fetuses see the complete list


The White House was on the same page as ExxonMobil on Monday. Literally David Icke latest headlines

The White House and ExxonMobil were in sync Monday. Some might even call it a mind meld. In a news release, ExxonMobil highlighted the oil giants plan to spend $20 billion over 10 years, build 11 chemical and natural-gas projects and create 45,000 jobs. Within the same hour, the White House put out its own statement claiming credit for the expansion and adding, The spirit of optimism sweeping the country is already boosting job growth, and it is only the beginning. One full paragraph appeared nearly identically word for word in each release. Another sentence appeared almost verbatim elsewhere. ExxonMobil spokesman Alan T. Jeffers said that the company had supplied the information to the White House. Read more: The White House was on the same page as ExxonMobil on Monday. Literally


Report: Merkel originally planned to close Germany's borders and turn back million migrants in 2015 - Changed mind 'for legal reasons' David Icke latest headlines

Germany planned to close its border with Austria and turn back asylum seekers in September 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, according to a German newspaper report. In September 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and then Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier among them, allegedly agreed to send police officers from all over Germany to the border. The plan was to turn back any and all migrants that didnt have papers allowing them entry, including in case of asylum request, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported. The newspaper cites research for an upcoming book on Merkels refugee policy by journalist Robin Alexander. The original plan, due to have taken place on Sunday, September 13, was scrapped after German officials voiced legal concerns over the border closure during a meeting at the countrys Interior Ministry. Read more: Report: Merkel originally planned to close Germanys borders and turn back million migrants in 2015 Changed mind for legal reasons


North Korea is 'training for an attack on US bases in Japan': Kim Jong Un is pictured applauding missile launch as Trump warns him of 'dire consequences' and sends anti-missile system to the South David Icke latest headlines

Nuclear-armed North Korea said Tuesday its missile launches were training for a strike on US bases in Japan, as President Trump warned Kim Jong-Un of dire consequences and deployed missiles to South Korea. The latest declaration from Pyongyang comes the day after it launched four ballistic missiles 600 miles into the Sea of Japan, in an alarming show of strength. On Tuesday, the regime also released pictures of King Jong-Un watching the launch of the missiles and applauding with a wild grin on his face. Three of the four missiles fired Monday came down provocatively close to US ally Japan, in waters that are part of its exclusive economic zone, representing a challenge to US President Donald Trump. Read more: North Korea is training for an attack on US bases in Japan: Kim Jong Un is pictured applauding missile launch as Trump warns him of dire consequences and sends anti-missile system to the South


UKs shadowy 1 billion conflict fund being kept secret from MPs David Icke latest headlines

Ministers trying to find out what the governments shadowy 1 billion (US$1.22 billion) conflict, stability and security (CSS) fund is being spent on say they are being given the runaround by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. During a session of the joint committee on national security strategy held on Monday, Rudd named the Syrian White Helmet rescue organization as one recipient, but evaded questions about what other nations and groups received a share. Former Tory defense chief Lord Hamilton told Rudd that he had become aware that the committee was responsible to parliament for the CSS fund, but that MPs had been told the nations being handed cash were not to be revealed. We said we would be mildly interested in knowing in which countries this money is spent. They said we cant be told because it is secret. We feel we are groping around in the dark. Read more: UKs shadowy 1 billion conflict fund being kept secret from MPs


Public Health Officials Know: Recently Vaccinated Individuals Spread Disease "IndyWatch Feed National"



Washington, D.C., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Physicians and public health officials know that recently vaccinated individuals can spread disease and that contact with the immunocompromised can be especially dangerous. Read More


US warned Israel of immediate crisis if West Bank annexed Israeli defense minister David Icke latest headlines

Israel risks a crisis with the new US administration if it moves to annex the West Bank, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has cautioned in response to radical proposals related to Palestinian territories, citing a direct warning from Washington. Calls to annex several settlements in the occupied West Bank, or even its whole territory, have been lately voiced by some members of the ruling coalition in the Israeli Knesset. The proposals have sparked an international outcry. Speaking to the Israeli Parliaments Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday, Lieberman, however, implied that even the staunchly pro-Israel administration of Donald Trump has warned against annexing the West Bank. Read more: US warned Israel of immediate crisis if West Bank annexed Israeli defense minister


Israeli parliament passes bill barring BDS supporters entry David Icke latest headlines

Israels parliament on Monday evening said it had passed into law a bill barring entry into the country to those supporting a boycott of the Jewish state. The knesset (parliament) passed on its second and third readings the Entry into Israel bill, it said in a statement. A visa will not be granted nor a residence permit of any kind to any person who is not an Israeli citizen or permanent resident if he, or the organisation or body in which he is active, has knowingly issued a public call to boycott the state of Israel or pledged to take part in such a boycott, a statement said. Israel has been faced with a boycott movement over its nearly 50-year occupation of the West Bank but it has lately intensified the diplomatic and legal fight against it. Read more: Israeli parliament passes bill barring BDS supporters entry


Fears for Nato as Brussels takes first step to an EU army: New body will control military training missions that do not involve force David Icke latest headlines

The first steps towards establishing a EU army were taken yesterday in a move that critics fear could undermine Nato. The announcement of a military power controlled by Brussels came just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker laid out his wishes for a military union. The plan stopped short of calling the new defence unit a headquarters, which defence secretary Sir Michael Fallon claimed as a victory after the UK objected to its creation. Pressure to downplay the influence of the non-combat body, which will comprise a staff of 30, means it will also be led by a director rather than a commander. Read more: Fears for Nato as Brussels takes first step to an EU army: New body will control military training missions that do not involve force


8,000 NATO troops launch exercise near Russian-Norwegian border David Icke latest headlines

The Joint Viking 2017 exercises, which involve British, American and Norwegian troops, kicked off Monday and are expected to last until March 15. According to the Norwegian Armed Forces website, the exercises primary goals are to practice crisis management and the defense of Norway. A total of 8,000 troops are taking part, including 700 soldiers from the US Marine Corps, US Army and the British Royal Marines, which have been integrated into Norwegian units. The British and American troops took part in preparatory exercises to acclimatize them to the harsh Norwegian weather. Read more: 8,000 NATO troops launch exercise near Russian-Norwegian border


UK police to hand out free heroin to addicts David Icke latest headlines

Police plan to fund shooting galleries where heroin addicts are given a free supply of the Class A drug in a bid to cut substance-related crime. Durham Constabulary is the first force in the country to set aside money to fund drugs in the hope that it stops users from stealing to pay for their addiction. The force has asked public health experts to provide an options paper that will suggest different ways the scheme could work. Chief Constable Mike Barton told the Mail on Sunday that, under the plan, addicts would be able to inject themselves twice a day in supervised shooting galleries, also known as fix rooms. Addiction is a medical problem, not a criminal justice problem, Barton says. He believes the polices main priority is to prevent crime, not to help people get over their drug addiction. Read more: UK police to hand out free heroin to addicts


EU experts accused of conflict of interest over herbicide linked to cancer David Icke latest headlines

Greenpeace has accused members of a European Union expert committee of having conflicts of interest over whether a controversial weedkiller linked to cancer and harmful effects on bees should be banned. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and the worlds most widely used herbicide, was said to probably cause cancer by the World Health Organisations cancer agency in 2015 in a paper in the journal Lancet Oncology. However, other bodies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency, later said it probably did not cause cancer. Read more: EU experts accused of conflict of interest over herbicide linked to cancer


Facebook reports BBC to police after requesting sexualised pictures of children David Icke latest headlines

Facebook asked the BBC to send it sexualised images of children, then reported it to police for doing so, according to the news organisation. The developments came as part of a BBC investigation into the social networks tools for moderating images that are shared on the site, which the BBC says is insufficient and allows for posts of pictures that include images of child abuse. As part of that investigation, the BBC claims that Facebook asked to see the pictures that were under discussion. When the BBC journalists sent them to the site, it said, Facebook reported the news organisation to the police and cancelled all of its interviews. Read more: Facebook reports BBC to police after requesting sexualised pictures of children


Lessons from Syria on women's empowerment during conflict "IndyWatch Feed"

Syrian women will be the pillars of any future democratic process. Their efforts deserve support from national and international actors.

A gathering of Women from Women Now network in besieged eastern Ghouta in Solidarity with Daraya women campaign (April 2016) A gathering of Women from Women Now network in besieged eastern Ghouta in Solidarity with Daraya women campaign (April 2016)

I risked my life to participate in demonstrations against dictatorship and the oppression of Bashar Al-Assad. Im not afraid of anyone, anymore. Im a free woman. (Syrian woman activist from Women Nows network, 2012).

In this quote you hear the voice of a capable and strong woman. Yet both in regime-controlled areas and in other regions of Syria, womens rights have become instrumentalised by political forces seeking legitimacy in the eyes of the international community. From prior to the deterioration of the crisis until the present day, there have been commentators who have focused on the Western and apparently emancipated personality of Asma Al-Assad and other women associated with the regime, or the recent nomination of a woman to the head of the Syrian Parliament. Likewise, the women fighters of the Kurdish forces have also been the subject of significant attention by the Western media. Much of the media coverage of these women plays into longer-term romanticized and orientalist tropes. Meanwhile, the demands of thousands of Syrian women activists are being routinely ignored. How are we here and what is to be done?

This is the first of a series of three articles from the ground which discuss some of the lessons learned in this context on strategies to reinforce womens voices and...


Theresa May should scrap fixed-term parliaments and hold early election, says William Hague David Icke latest headlines

Theresa May should scrap fixed-term parliaments and call an early general election, the former Tory leader Lord Hague says today, as a poll showed support for Jeremy Corbyn collapsing among Labour Party members. Lord Hague warns that trouble is coming over the next two years as the Government tries to implement Brexit, and says the Prime Minister needs a bigger Commons majority to force through change. The next general election is due to take place in May 2020, but Lord Hague argues in the Daily Telegraph that if the Fixed Term Parliaments Act did not exist, the case for an election this spring would have been very strong indeed. Read more: Theresa May should scrap fixed-term parliaments and hold early election, says William Hague


The Deep State Attempts to Decapitate Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Deep State Attempts to Decapitate Donald Trump by David Stockman [Ed. Note: To see exactly what this former Reagan insider has to say about Trump and the fiscal threats of the debt ceiling, David Stockman is sending out a copy of his book Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin And How to Bring It

The post The Deep State Attempts to Decapitate Donald Trump appeared first on The Daily Coin.


ObamaGate Sends Shockwaves Through the Legal Community, 1533 "IndyWatch Feed Economics" Judge Jeanine blasted the new, burgeoning scandal of ObamaGate last night as she interviewed former Atty. General Michael Mukasey. [insert] Im getting in all sorts of interesting tidbits. This one just in. Of 35,529 FISA warrants sought over the first 34 years of the courts existence, only 12 have been denied. The first FISA warrant against Donald Trump was denied last June. By the way, FISA is an acronym for, The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It is a court that meets in secret. It was established to oversee surveillance warrants against foreign spies inside the United States by federal law enforcement and the intelligence agencies. The first FISA request on Trump Tower came AFTER the infamous meeting of Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lynch on the tarmac at the Phoenix Airport. The second one came AFTER Wikileaks started publishing the first batch of John Podesta emails. Visit our website at Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Good afternoon, Im still reporting on ObamaGate Sends Shockwaves Through the Legal Community, 1533 Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Consider becoming a cherished sponsor:


NYT, Jan 20, Trump Tower was Hacked, 1535 "IndyWatch Feed Economics" Candid Mobile App website: www. Team Obamas current theory is that there is no evidence that Trump Tower was hacked so President Trump is nuts for tweeting it and hes trying to gin up this fake news to hide the lefts issue that the Russians threw the election so that Trump won. I mean how else could that delightful Hillary Clinton NOT have won the election? [insert clown Hillary] In a story, written on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20th, by lead writer Michael S. Schmidt, the front page New York Times headline read: Wiretapped Date Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides In other words, Trumps Aides who, during the transition period worked in Trump Tower were wiretapped by the government as part of an investigation of the business dealings of campaign advisors. But, it gets better and hat tip to Rush Limbaugh for pointing this out. On Saturday just two days ago the very same Michael S Schmidt wrote: Trump Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones. So here was the Jan. 20th story an the front page of the NYT: WASHINGTON American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said. The continuing counterintelligence investigation means that Mr. Trump will take the oath of office on Friday with his associates under investigation and after the intelligence agencies concluded that the Russian government had worked to help elect him. As president, Mr. Trump will oversee those agencies and have the authority to redirect or stop at least some of these efforts. Visit our website at Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Good evening, Im still reporting on NYT, Jan. 20, Trump Tower was Hacked, 1535 Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: https://billstills.wordpres......


CIA Analyst Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ, 1534 "IndyWatch Feed Economics" RT Story: RT ran an interview yesterday with retired CIA analyst, Larry Johnson. Johnson pointed out that the carefully-crafted denials by US Intel officials that they did not order the bugging of Trump Tower in New York within a month of the November 8 election may actually be true. Johnson pointed out that a highly-classified job aimed at a domestic target could easily have been done by the British Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, then the results shared with both the intelligence community, as well as important American politicians. [insert] The word in the community is that Admiral Michael Rogers, the Director of the NSA, apparently blew the whistle on the operation when he held a meeting with President-Elect Trump at Trump Towers shortly after the election and told him what he was up against. Visit our website at Considered by informed insiders as the ultimate resource for surviving economic or financial collapse/crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about the latest US and world news, current events in Washington, and todays United States political climate. Please Like, Comment & Share. Good evening, Im still reporting on CIA Source Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ, 1534 Bill Still is a former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, OMNI magazine, and has also produced the syndicated radio program, Health News. He has written 22 books and two documentary videos and is the host of his wildly popular daily YouTube Channel the Still Report, the quintessential report on the economy and Washington. Connect with Bill Still: Consider becoming a cherished sponsor:


Definition of Madness: Spain Needs Bigger Banks, Apparently "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Spain's pending bank mergers look like an exercise in hope over experience.


Injured & Pregnant Hyena Saved by Environmentalist in Akkar "IndyWatch Feed World"

This is probably the first time that a hyena-related story doesnt end up with the animal getting killed by ruthless and ignorant hunters or local villagers. ISF member and environmentalist Wajid Semaan was able to save a pregnant hyena from its killers and took care of the injured animal until he got professional help.

What Wajdi did was brave but will not change the way these harmless gentle creature are perceived unfortunately. Unlike what most people think, the Lebanese hyena is an endangered species and plays a crucial role by cleaning forests from carcasses and bones, and rarely (if ever) attacks human beings.

Check out the full story[here].


Totally un-American: 'Whatever the US political left dislikes they smash and censor' David Icke latest headlines

The leftist groups that showed up at the March 4 Trump event set out to physically assault people, those who support First Amendment rights and support the President of the US, says Kathy Zhu, pro-Trump activist and co-organizer of Berkeley rally. Over the weekend, participants of the March 4 Trump demonstration, an event organized to show support for President Donald Trump and free speech, were met by members of the By Any Means Necessary counter-demonstration group in downtown Berkeley. The result was chaos and violence as some members of the opposing sides engaged in fist fights. Police reported that five people were arrested for battery, four for assault with a deadly weapon and one for resisting arrest. Read more: Totally un-American: Whatever the US political left dislikes they smash and censor


israel to demolish Palestinian village in West Bank "IndyWatch Feed War"

Israel to demolish Palestinian village in West Bank Israeli occupation wants to use the land of the village to build facilities serving illegal Israeli Jewish settlements in the nearby area Earlier, the villagers appealed against Israeli demolition orders, but the Israeli courts failed to prevent Israeli occupation from carrying out the demolitions. Israeli Civil Administration []


Big Brother In America Is Now The U.S. Media (and the Democrats, Republicans and Trump) David Icke latest headlines

One of the hallmarks of a totalitarian political regime is control of the media. In 1996 president Bill Clinton signed into law the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This law, which was bought and paid for by corporate media lobbies, allowed big corporations to acquire and consolidate media outlets nationwide. The 1996 law lifted the limit on the number of television and radio stations any one corporation could own. In 2003, the FCC voted to lift the ban on cross-ownership of newspapers and full-power broadcast stations that serviced the same community. This was the final nail in the coffin of free and competitive media and news reporting in the U.S. Read more: Big Brother In America Is Now The U.S. Media (and the Democrats, Republicans and Trump)


The New Media World Order, by Thierry Meyssan "IndyWatch Feed War"

In only a few months, the content of the Western national and international medias has undergone profound change. We are witnessing the birth of an Entente about which we know almost nothing - neither the real initiators, nor the real objectives but whose direct anti-democratic consequences can be noticed immediately.


The Debate US Spying Scandal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Just when US President Trump was furious about the negative impact of the flap over Attorney General Jeff Sessions meetings with the Russian ambassador to the US, he has tweeted that President Barack Obama had ordered Trump Tower to be wiretapped, a charge for which Trump provided no evidence. His is while the FBI has


Herd Immunity Used for Fear and Guilt David Icke latest headlines

Hail to the herd! The herd is all! The concept of herd immunity (protection for the population) is often used by vaccine addicts as a way to push guilt at people who dont line up their children for shots. Your unvaccinated child is a danger to my vaccinated child! Excuse me? Protecting children who are already vaccinated? Really? Little Jimmy, whose parents have decided not to vaccinate him, will pass diseases on to kids who are already vaccinated? What? Oh, you mean those immunized kids arent really safe? Then why did you vaccinate them in the first place? Read more: Herd Immunity Used for Fear and Guilt


Mesmo tendo modelos bem sucedidos no pas, Brasil busca fora polticas ultrapassadas sobre crack "IndyWatch Feed"

O Brasil costuma importar polticas pblicas de vrios lugares. E isso em si no um problema. Mas, em algumas reas, elas chegam tambm com problemas agregados. Quando a temtica segurana pblica, no raro o Brasil importa dos Estados Unidos polticas racistas e falidas, implantadas no sculo passado.

A Nova Iorque dos anos 80 se tornou conhecida tanto pela epidemia de crack, quanto pela poltica de tolerncia zero do prefeito Rudolph Giuliani, vendida ainda hoje como milagre contra a criminalidade. A teoria das janelas quebradas ganhou o mundo e, mesmo j tendo sido colocada em xeque pelo Inspetor-Geral do Departamento de Polcia de Nova Iorque, ainda querida por muitos brasileiros, dentre eles, o ministro do Desenvolvimento Social e Agrrio, Osmar Terra.

Conhecida como a cidade mais diversa do mundo, Nova Iorque reconheceu os erros e abandonou velhas polticas. Mas o ministro ainda bate nessa tecla gasta e no est sozinho. Muitas pessoas repetem o mesmo senso comum. No por falta de acesso a informao e nem precisa ir to longe para se ter bons exemplos. No Brasil mesmo tem ao menos trs iniciativas de sucesso pautadas pela no violncia e pelos direitos humanos para responder ao uso de crack por pessoas em situao de rua.

Com suas particularidades, os projetos Aproximao: A cena de drogas da R. Flvia Farnese, realizado pela ONG Redes da Mar, no Rio de Janeiro; Programa de Braos Abertos, da Prefeitura de So Paulo; e o ATITUDE: Ateno Integral aos Usurios de Drogas e seus Familiares, do Governo do Estado de Pernambuco, compartilham do princpio-chave...



Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another banker jumping off the top of buildings, it has happened again, and in a strange



Right/Wrong and the Press "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Democrat majority in Congress passed ObamaCare, Barack's singular 'achievement' in eight miserable years...and now it's being replaced by the American Health Care Act, which, can be read online at It won't be a secret and it won't have to be passed at night without anyone reading it. There will be debate, there will be compromise. With any luck at all, it won't go bankrupt the way that ObamaCare did.

Barack said that those who passed ObamaCare would be on the "right side of history". That turned out to be one of many unconscionable lies. Are you on the wrong side or the right side of history? Is there even a "wrong side" or a "right side"? What do those terms mean and why do (Marxist) politicians and pundits use them? Nationally syndicated columnist and best-selling author Jonah Goldberg explains:

The elite mainstream media tried to sell ObamaCare to the nation and pulled out all the stops, shilling for it. They put their credibility on the line. 

I am no fan of Judith Miller, a former reporter for the New York Times. She was just another harsh critic of President Trump, and was mystified by his support across the nation. Those of you who have followed this blog understand that I was never mystified...but I get out of the house. That criticism of Miller, notwithstanding, she did a good job with the piece below:

I treat the mainstream press in much the same way that I treat parolees-at-large.  You don't want them anywhere near you.


The Anti-Empire Report #149 "IndyWatch Feed"

The United States and the Russian devil: 1917-2017

Conservatives have had a very hard time getting over President Trumps much-repeated response to Fox News anchor Bill OReillys calling Russian president Vladimir Putin a killer. Replied Trump: There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent?

One could almost feel a bit sorry for OReilly as he struggled to regain his composure in the face of such blasphemy. Had any American establishment media star ever heard such a thought coming from the mouth of an American president? From someone on the radical left, yes, but from the president?

Senator John McCain on the floor of Congress, referring to Putin, tore into attempts to draw moral equivalency between that butcher and thug and KGB colonel and the United States of America. 1

Ah yes, the infamous KGB. Can anything good be said about a person associated with such an organization? We wouldnt like it if a US president had a background with anything like that. Oh, wait, a president of the United States was not merely a CIA colonel, but was the Director of the CIA! I of course speak of George Herbert Walker Bush. And as far as butchery and thuggery How many Americans remember the December 1989 bombing and invasion of the people of Panama carried out by the same Mr. Bush? Many thousands killed or wounded; thousands more left homeless.

Try and match that, Vladimir!

And in case youre wondering for what good reason all this was perpetrated? Officially, to arrest dictator Manuel Noriega on drug charges. How is that for a rationalization for widespread devastation and slaughter? It should surprise no one that only shortly before the invasion Noriega had been on the CIA payroll. 2

Its the moral equivalency thats so tough to swallow for proud Americans like OReilly and McCain. Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell also chipped in with: And no, I dont think theres any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does. 3 Other Senators echoed the same theme, all inspired by good ol American exceptionalism, drilled into the mind of every decent American from childhood on Who would dare to compare the morals of (ugh!) Russia with those of Gods chosen land, even in Moscows current non-communist form?

The communist form began of course with...

'Our blood is cheap': Mubarak's aquittal leaves Egypt numb "IndyWatch Feed War"


Egyptians say former president's aquittal over 2011 revolution deaths was expected, as they deal with poverty and repression under Sisi


Tiger Forces Liberate 8 More Villages From ISIS In Aleppo Province (Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Since our recent map update, the Syiran armys Tiger Forces have liberated 8 more villages, including Jubb al-Qahwa, Qasr al-Ahmar, Jarkes, Ebajeh, Abo Teneh and Esmaelieh, from the ISIS terrorist group in the province of Aleppo.

The post Tiger Forces Liberate 8 More Villages From ISIS In Aleppo Province (Map) appeared first on .


Robots could soon be built with human flesh "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Scientists want to cover robots in muscle fibers and tissues so that resemble human beings

If all goes well, we could very soon see robots being made with human flesh. Before you freak out, the purpose of the robot-dress up is to help those people who need tissue transplants.

Two University of Oxford biomedical researchers, Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Professor Andrew Carr, writing in Science Robotics, argue that moving humanoid robots could help create muscle and tendon grafts that actually work.

The researchers pointed to existing robots, including the Eccerobot, a plastic machine with human bones, tendons and skin, to explain how future bots will grow real tissue.

They said: Over the past decade, exciting progress has been made in the development...

Peter Phillips' company was paid 750,000 for Queen's party David Icke latest headlines

A company run by the Queens grandson, Peter Phillips, was paid 750,000 for organising an event last year to celebrate the monarchs 90th birthday. The Patrons Lunch held in June on The Mall was a street party for the 600 charities and other organisations that have the Queen as Patron. It was the idea of Mr Phillips, but the event was not put out to tender. Royal officials said at the time that it was a unique proposal that had been subjected to due diligence. Read more: Peter Phillips company was paid 750,000 for Queens party


The child abuse scandal of the British children sent abroad "IndyWatch Feed National"

For several decades, the UK sent children across the world to new lives in institutions where many were abused and used as forced labour. It happened to thousands of British children ... following World War Two. The astonishing scandal of the British child migrants will be the first subject for which the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold full public hearings. It's first because the migrants are now nearing the end of their lives. Sources close to the current public inquiry have told the BBC it will produce new and startling revelations about the scale of sexual abuse abroad, and attempts by British and Australian institutions to cover it up. This will include an examination of the claims of some child migrants that they were sent abroad weeks after reporting sexual abuse at their children's home in the UK. The allegation is that they were hand-picked. Either to get them out of the way, or because they were of interest to paedophiles. Three former Fairbridge boys have claimed that the then-Australian Governor General, Lord Slim, sexually molested them during rides in his chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce while visiting the home. It is understood these allegations could be considered by the inquiry. The inquiry could also definitively answer a crucial historical question. Did the British government know it was sending children to be mistreated in a foreign country?

Note: Watch an excellent segment by Australia's "60-Minutes" team "Spies, Lords and Predators" on a pedophile ring in the UK which leads to the highest levels of government. A second suppressed documentary, "Conspiracy of Silence," goes even deeper into this topic in the US. For more, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

Sick, dying and raped in America's nursing homes "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The unthinkable is happening at facilities throughout the country: Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. It's impossible to know just how many victims are out there. But through an exclusive analysis of state and federal data and interviews with experts, regulators and the families of victims, CNN has found that this little-discussed issue is more widespread than anyone would imagine. In cases reviewed by CNN, victims and their families were failed at every stage. Nursing homes were slow to investigate and report allegations because of a reluctance to believe the accusations - or a desire to hide them. Police viewed the claims as unlikely at the outset, dismissing potential victims because of failing memories or jumbled allegations. State regulators failed to flag patterns of repeated allegations against a single caregiver. It's these systemic failures that make it especially hard for victims to get justice - and even easier for perpetrators to get away with their crimes. Using inspection reports filed between 2013 and 2016 [a CNN analysis] found that the federal government has cited more than 1,000 nursing homes for mishandling or failing to prevent alleged cases of rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse at their facilities during this period. And nearly 100 of these facilities have been cited multiple times during the same period. These numbers likely represent only a fraction of the alleged sexual abuse incidents in nursing homes nationwide.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

Berta Cceres court papers show murder suspects' links to US-trained elite troops "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Leaked court documents raise concerns that the murder of the Honduran environmentalist Berta Cceres was an extrajudicial killing planned by military intelligence specialists linked to the countrys UStrained special forces. Cceres was shot dead a year ago while supposedly under state protection after receiving death threats over her opposition to a hydroelectric dam. The murder of Cceres, winner of the prestigious Goldman environmental prize in 2015, prompted international outcry and calls for the US to revoke military aid to Honduras, a key ally in its war on drugs. Eight men have been arrested in connection with the murder, including one serving and two retired military officers. Officials have denied state involvement in the activists murder, and downplayed the arrest of the serving officer Maj Mariano Daz. But ... Daz, a decorated special forces veteran, was appointed chief of army intelligence in 2015. Another suspect, Lt Douglas Giovanny Bustillo joined the military on the same day as Daz. Daz and Bustillo both received military training in the US. A third suspect, Sgt Henry Javier Hernndez, was a former special forces sniper, who had worked under the direct command of Daz. Last year, the Guardian reported that a former Honduran soldier said he had seen Cceress name on a hitlist that was passed to US-trained units. Sgt Rodrigo Cruz said that two elite units were given lists featuring the names and photographs of activists and ordered to eliminate each target.

Note: The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, formerly known as the School of the Americas, reportedly graduated more than 500 human rights abusers. The identities of many other US-trained troops operating in other countries remain hidden by US courts. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing military corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I Googled mainstream media is And there it was. Googles autocomplete suggestions: mainstream media is dead, dying, fake news, fake, finished. Googles first suggested link ... leads to a website called and an article: The Mainstream media are dead. How had it, an obscure site Id never heard of, dominated Googles search algorithm on the topic? In the About us tab, I learn CNSnews is owned by the Media Research Center. It receives a large bulk of its funding more than $10m in the past decade from a single source, the hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer. Robert Mercer is the money behind an awful lot of things. He was Trumps single biggest donor. Since 2010, Mercer has donated $45m to different political campaigns all Republican and another $50m to non-profits all rightwing, ultra-conservative. This is a billionaire who is ... trying to reshape the world according to his personal beliefs. He is reported to have a $10m stake in the [Cambridge Analytica], which was spun out of a bigger British company called SCL Group. It specialises in election management strategies and messaging and information operations, refined over 25 years. In military circles this is known as psyops psychological operations. Cambridge Analytica makes the astonishing boast that it has psychological profiles based on 5,000 separate pieces of data on 220 million American voters. With this, a computer ... can predict and potentially control human behaviour. Its incredibly dangerous.

Note: The above article provides a detailed look at how mass media is being combined with Big Data to produce powerful new forms of mind control.

Shell knew: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. Shells 28-minute film, called Climate of Concern ... warned of extreme weather, floods, famines and climate refugees as fossil fuel burning warmed the world. A separate 1986 report, marked confidential and also seen by the Guardian, notes: The changes may be the greatest in recorded history. The predictions in the 1991 film for temperature and sea level rises and their impacts were remarkably accurate. Shell was one of the first major oil companies to accept the reality and dangers of climate change. But, despite this early and clear-eyed view of the risks of global warming, Shell invested many billions of dollars in highly polluting tar sand operations and on exploration in the Arctic. It also cited fracking as a future opportunity in 2016, despite its own 1998 data showing exploitation of unconventional oil and gas was incompatible with climate goals. Shell ... is estimated to have spent $22m in 2015 lobbying against climate policies, [and] has also been a member of industry lobby groups that have fought climate action. Another oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is under investigation ... for allegedly misleading investors about the risks climate change posed to its business. In early 2016, a group of congressmen asked the Department of Justice to also investigate whether Shells actions around climate change violated federal law.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corporate corruption and climate change.

Scientists Seek Ban On Monsantos RoundUp "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A delegation of independent scientists urged the EPA to ban RoundUp, Monsantos flagship herbicide. Providing testimony that it poses an unreasonable risk to humans, animals, and the environment, scientists spoke at a closed meeting with EPA [officials]. The scientists explained the physiological reasons why exposure to glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp, is linked to autism, Alzheimers, cancer, birth defects, obesity, gluten intolerance, among other health issues. 300 million pounds of RoundUp are sprayed each year on corn, soy, sugar beets, canola, and weeds in the United States alone. $5 billion, or half Monsantos annual sales, comes from glyphosate-containing products. Dr. Stephen Frantz, Pathobiologist Research Scientist led the team. When a cell is trying to form proteins, it may grab glyphosate instead of glycine to form a damaged, mis-folded protein. After that its medical chaos ... with many diseases and disorders as a result. Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt was a participant at the meeting. Her son had been a casualty of processed foods, diagnosed with autism until his mother switched to an all-organic diet. Mothers and caretakers are seeing their loved ones get sick on GMOs and glyphosate/herbicide sprayed foods and get better when they avoid them. Because glyphosate is contaminating our urine, water, breast milk and nearly all our foods, we are systematically causing sickness throughout America.

Note: The negative health impacts of Monsanto's Roundup are well known. Lawsuits are building over Monsanto's lies to regulators and the public about the safety of glyphosate. Yet the EPA continues to use industry studies to declare Roundup safe while ignoring independent scientists. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on food system corruption and health.

Big Pharma Lost $24.6 Billion in 20 Minutes During Donald Trumps Press Conference "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Pharmaceutical companies are "getting away with murder," President-elect Donald Trump said during his Wednesday press conference. After Trump mentioned drug prices and pharmaceutical companies' tax inversions, the nine biggest pharmaceutical companies by market cap on the S&P 500 shed roughly $24.6 billion in 20 minutes. The SPDR S&P Biotech exchange-traded fund, which tracks pharmaceutical stocks, fell nearly 4% in that time, while the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index fell 3% in the same period. Granted, the loss in market cap for big pharma is small relative to companies' overall market cap - a 3% decrease from their combined $906.8 billion before Trump's speech. For the most part, pharmaceutical executives were relieved when Trump won the election. That's because Hillary Clinton, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee, heavily criticized drug companies on the campaign trail. Big pharmaceutical executives hoped that Trump would not come down as hard on their industry. Even now, it seems investors aren't all that worried about Trump's press conference criticisms: The SPDR S&P Biotech ETF is still up nearly 9% since election day. Merck's stock has managed to stay in the green despite losses during Trump's speech, thanks to news that the Food and Drug Administration had decided to speed up the review of a one of its lung-cancer treatments.

Note: Yet less than a month later, Trump completely changed his tune to support big Pharma, as shown in this Chicago Tribune article. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing Big Pharma corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Trump had a good idea on drug costs. He ditched it after meeting with pharma execs. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It was Tuesday morning. The new president was about to go into a meeting with chief executives from Johnson & Johnson, Merck and a handful of other major pharma companies. During his campaign, he often said that if he were elected, the federal government would start negotiating with the drug companies over the prices Medicare and Medicaid had to pay for drugs -- something it's now prevented from doing by statute. Pharma companies were "getting away with murder," he said on Jan. 10. A few weeks later, he claimed that the government would save $300 billion if it could negotiate prices. "We don't do it," he said. "Why? Because of the drug companies." "We have to get prices down," he says at the beginning of the meeting with cameras rolling. "We have no choice." Then the doors were closed. When they opened again, Trump had not only abandoned his promise to use the government's bargaining power to bring down drug prices, he was now totally against it! "I'll oppose anything that makes it harder for smaller, younger companies to take the risk of bringing their product to a vibrantly competitive market," he said. "That includes price-fixing by the biggest dog in the market, Medicare, which is what's happening." He accused an agency that has no power to negotiate prices of "price-fixing." And so it was that after one meeting with pharma CEOs, Trump was turned around on his one good idea and embraced instead yet another nonsensical one.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing Big Pharma corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Study claims more than 80% of 'dark net' traffic is to child abuse sites "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More than 80% of so-called dark net internet traffic is generated by visits to websites offering child-abuse material, according to a study of Tor hidden services websites conducted at the University of Portsmouth. Researcher Dr Gareth Owen analysed traffic to sites using Tors technology to hide their addresses from search engines over a six-month period, in an attempt to understand what kind of sites were most popular. He presented his findings at the Chaos Computer Congress in Germany, with Wired reporting on the researchs conclusion that while sites with paedophile material represent just 2% of the estimated 45,000 hidden services websites online at any one time, they account for 83% of visits to these sites once automated botnet traffic is removed from calculations. The study focuses on websites using Tors technology to hide themselves, rather than the surfing habits of individual internet users using Tors anonymising features. The latter are not spending 84% of their time visiting child-abuse websites. Before we did this study, it was certainly my view that the dark net is a good thing, but its hampering the rights of children and creating a place where paedophiles can act with impunity, Owen told Wired, while describing the scale of traffic to these sites as a huge shock. The study found that less than a sixth of hidden services sites that were online in March when the research started were still online in September when it concluded, suggesting a short average lifetime for these websites.

Note: Read a very sad, but important article by a woman who infiltrated pedophile sites on the dark net to learn how they operated. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing sexual abuse scandal news articles from reliable major media sources.

Acting on a Deadly Stage: A Drug Agent's Life In Deep Cover "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Some drug traders first saw him as a heroin smuggler in Thailand. Others met him as a cocaine buyer in Buenos Aires. And others as a gunrunner in Buffalo. He can recall how they all looked into his eyes, trusted him and, as a result, went to jail. Michael Levine, a special agent of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration ... is described by his agency as an expert in "deep cover" - an agent who assumes invented characters to penetrate underworld organizations. Deep cover means living among criminals for weeks or months at a time, unable to return home or admit to anyone one's real name. After playing the part of underworld figures for the Federal Government for 21 years, Mr. Levine now works as a supervisor in the D.E.A.'s New York office. Deep cover specialists play a crucial role in the D.E.A.'s long-term narcotics investigations, as well as in major investigations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ... and some local police departments. "You have to divide your brain in half," Mr. Levine said. "This half is the character you are playing. This half is always a Federal agent recording the details. If the half that is a Government official becomes inefficient, it can cost you your life." Over the years, [Mr. Levine] has been stationed in New York, Washington, Miami, Buenos Aires and Germany, and has followed investigations to Asia, South America and the Middle East.

Note: Mike Levine went on to blow the whistle about rogue elements in the US government who were directly involved with running drugs and had his life threatened as a result. Read his fascinating and revealing personal story on this webpage.

The staggering bravery of a Muslim immigrant foster father who has devoted the past two decades to caring for dozens of terminally ill children "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

To foster any child takes an extraordinary amount of selfless love and devotion. But one man in Los Angeles has taken on an even more monumental role: caring for the city's dying children. Mohamed Bzeek is ... a devout Libyan-born Muslim who has spent the last 20 years giving hope and comfort to children no other person would touch - ten of whom have died. 'The key is, you have to love them like your own,' Bzeek told the Los Angeles Times. 'I know they are sick. I know they are going to die. I do my best as a human being and leave the rest to God.' Bzeek, 62, moved to the US ... in 1978. He began fostering children in 1989, and in 1991 he experienced his first death. The girl had been affected in the womb by pesticides sprayed on her farm-worker mother, and her spine was so deformed that she had to wear a full body cast. She was in his home for just a year when she passed away. Bzeek still has a photograph of the girl. Now, Bzeek is caring for a girl who was born with encephalocele, which left her mentally and physically underdeveloped. She is blind and deaf, paralyzed in her arms and legs, and suffers seizures every day. But Bzeek keeps a vigil, day and night, over her tiny body, to make sure she has as much comfort as he can give her. 'I know she cant hear, can't see, but I always talk to her,' he said. 'I'm always holding her, playing with her, touching her. She has feelings. She has a soul. She's a human being.' Doctors gave up hope on the girl ... when she was two years old. She is now six.

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed CareAnd Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There was a time at Lincoln, a school once known as a last resort for those who were expelled from the areas other high schools, when fights often ended in out-of-school suspensions or arrests. But Principal Jim Sporleder ... created an environment built on empathy and redemption through a framework called trauma-informed care, which acknowledges the presence of childhood trauma in addressing behavioral issues. The practices ... begin with the understanding that childhood trauma can cause adulthood struggles like lack of focus, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and suicide. At Lincoln ... the graduation rate increased by about 30 percent and suspensions decreased by almost 85 percent a year after implementing the framework. Sporleder first arrived at the school in April 2007. The building was in a constant state of chaos. Sporleder took a hard line by handing out ... three-day out-of-school suspensions. Then, in the spring of 2010, he attended a workshop ... on the impacts of stressful childhood experiences. Keynote speaker John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, explained how toxic stress overfills the brain with cortisol, also known as the stress hormone. Sporleder suddenly understood that his students behavior wasnt completely in their control; their brains were affected by toxic stress. It just hit me like a bolt of lightning that my discipline was punitive and it was not teaching kids, he said. So he set out on a mission to bring trauma-informed care to his students.

Note: In the article above, students and educators share many personal success stories made possible by Lincoln's adoption of trauma-informed care. Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Swedens recycling is so revolutionary, the country has run out of rubbish "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Sweden is so good at recycling that, for several years, it has imported rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. Less than 1 per cent of Swedish household waste was sent to landfill last year or any year since 2011. Sweden was one of the first countries to implement a heavy tax on fossil fuels in 1991 and now sources almost half its electricity from renewables. Over time, Sweden has implemented a cohesive national recycling policy so that even though private companies undertake most of the business of importing and burning waste, the energy goes into a national heating network to heat homes through the freezing Swedish winter. Thats a key reason that we have this district network, so we can make use of the heating from the waste plants. We use [the waste] as a substitute for fossil fuel, ... says Anna-Carin Gripwall, director of communications for the Swedish Waste Managements recycling association. The aim in Sweden is still to stop people sending waste to recycling in the first place. A national campaign ... has for several years promoted the notion that there is much to be gained through repairing, sharing and reusing. She describes Swedens policy of importing waste to recycle from other countries as a temporary situation. Theres a ban on landfill in EU countries, so instead of paying the fine they send it to us as a service. They should and will build their own plants, to reduce their own waste, as we are working hard to do in Sweden, Ms Gripwall says.

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Muslim activists raise over $70,000 to aid vandalized Jewish cemetery "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

As of early Wednesday morning, a crowdfunding campaign started by Muslim activists had raised over $70,000 in an effort to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery. "Muslim Americans stand in solidarity with the Jewish-American community to condemn this horrific act of desecration against the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery," read the crowdfunding campaign's website, which was spearheaded by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi. The effort comes after more than 170 headstones were damaged late Sunday or early Monday at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, located in the St. Louis suburb of University City. The incident at the cemetery comes amid a spate of threats directed at Jewish centers across the nation this year. The FBI and the Justice Department announced earlier this week that they would investigate the multiple bomb threats directed toward at least 60 Jewish centers, including 11 threats made on Monday alone. The fundraisers for the "Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery" campaign said they launched the campaign in an effort to "send a united message from the Jewish and Muslim communities" and to condemn "hate, desecration, and violence." The campaign said the proceeds would go directly to the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, and that any additional funds leftover after the cost of restoration would "assist other vandalized Jewish centers nationwide.

Note: Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Black Agenda Radio for Week of March 6, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed"

An Electoral School for Black Self-Determination The Black political class has become servants of the Democratic Party and other institutions outside of our communities, and must be replaced, said Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. The coalition will hold a two-day electoral school, April 8 and 9, in St. Petersburg, Florida, to begin a campaign to unleash a new force of people, and inject them into the... Read More ...


Terrifying levels of hate speech online from israeli Jews "IndyWatch Feed War"

Terrifying levels of hate speech online from Israeli Jews   The most common targets of Israeli Jewish online abuse were Haneen Zoabi, one of only two Palestinian women in the parliament, and Ahmed Tibi. Photo from MEMO. Palestinians face intense online hate from Israelis, say campaigners Palestinian lawyers call for investigation of police minister as []


Osinbajo swears in Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sworn in Walter Onnoghen as the 17th Chief Justice of Nigeria. The swearing-in ceremony was conducted Tuesday inside the council chambers of Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja. Mr. Onnoghen, a native of Cross River state, was first appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting CJN on November 10, 2016 after the retirement of former CJN, Mahmoud Mohammed. Mr. Osinbajo returned his name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation as substantive CJN on February 8. The Senate screened and confirmed him on March 1. Mr. Osinbajo...

The post Osinbajo swears in Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria appeared first on New Telegraph Nigerian Newspaper.


No surrender from Arlene, as she calls for a united unionist party on the eve of negotiations "IndyWatch Feed"

Arlenes call for a single unionist party in the Belfast Telegraph is a clear sign shes going make fight of it.    Coming on the eve of first stage negotiations, it suggests a different  focus defiance.  It is out of kilter with the one move that would false foot Sinn Fein or get them back more...


10-year-old Indian girl killed in black magic sacrifice ritual David Icke latest headlines

Ayesha Mohammed Nurulla, the 10-year-old whose body was found on the outskirts of a village in southern India, appears to have been sacrificed in a black magic ritual to cure a paralyzed man, police told media. Four people were arrested, including Ayeshas uncle Mohammed Wasil, who took the initiative to murder the girl, the Hindu Times reported Sunday. Wasil reportedly wanted to cure his paralyzed brother Rafiq when he approached Naseem Taj, a black magic practitioner. Naseem Taj suggested that Wasils brother Mohammed Rafiq could be cured of paralytic stroke if a girl was sacrificed. She had suggested that Rafiq had been gripped by evil spirits and paralyzed, and to be cured of this, he had to sacrifice a minor girl within 40 days, the police said. Read more: 10-year-old Indian girl killed in black magic sacrifice ritual


Bengali Outfit Rejects Assam Accord, Attacks Students Union Office "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Law and order concerns were raised and Section 144 imposed after protesters, led by a Bengali group demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis, vandalised an All Assam Students Union office.

AASU protest against amendment to the Citizenship Act in Guwahati last October Credit: PTI/Files

AASU protest against amendment to the Citizenship Act in Guwahati last October Credit: PTI/Files

New Delhi: In an unprecedented event, an office of the powerful All Assam Students Union (AASU) was attacked by a mob, allegedly led by a Bengali organisation demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis residing in the state and elsewhere.

Kuladhar Saikia, the states director general of police (law and order) told The Wire on March 7, Curfew has been clamped in the area as a preventive measure and nine people have been taken into custody after an FIR was filed by AASU after the attack on March 6.

According to local news reports, protesters led by the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samannay Samiti (NBBUSS) spearheading the movement across the country for granting citizenship to Hindu Bengalis by amending the Citizenship Act, 1955 organised a meeting in Silapathar town of the states Dhemaji district on March 6. It was attended by the organisations state and national level leaders. NBBUSS is a Nagpur-based outfit. Its president Subodh Biswas, who addressed the meeting, is allegedly associated with the RSS.

Leaders addressing the meeting rejected the Assam Accord and demanded citizenship of all the Hindu Bengalis residing in the state and called for an immediate halt to harassment under the garb of foreign nationals. They supported the Narendra Modi governments December 2014 move to bring about an amendment to the Citizenship Act to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis, among others, on religious grounds.

According to reports, the NBBUSS thereafter took out a rally through the town that went out of control. Protesters pelted stones at the local AASU office and vandalised it, which led to the police having to use teargas and resort to a lathi-charge.

The incident could trigger serious la...


Gene Variants Linked to Autism May Have Been Positively Selected For "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A definitive cause for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has remained elusive, although the best picture so far seems to be one of a mix of genetic and environmental factors. This suggests that any genes involved with the condition by necessity are being passed on from generation to generation. A new study now suggests that these genes are being positively selected for.

The study, published in PLOS Genetics[open,DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006618][DX], looked at the prevalence of alleles, or gene variants, commonly associated with an increased risk of ASD. The researchers discovered that these variants were found in much larger numbers than would be expected by chance, and they suggest that this may be because they are also linked to other genes implicated in cognitive ability.

The authors write that this positive selection between the genes thought to contribute to autism and those that might promote intelligence may explain why autism is such a prevalent condition, especially when it seems like it would have been selected against during human evolution.

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Deep State Has Just Been Setup, Get Ready For The Awakening (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Deep State Has Just Been Setup, Get Ready For The Awakening Video Trump reissues the temporary travel ban, this time removing Iraq. More and more evidence is being produced that Obama did in fact bug the office of Trump. Trump is bringing the spying on people and politician out into the open and wants it

The post Deep State Has Just Been Setup, Get Ready For The Awakening (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.


Why America Can't Afford to Get Into a Trade War with China "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Throughout the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump blasted China for its protectionist trade policies, currency manipulation and a number of other accusations.


What is it about the USA that leads them to believe they have a God given right to invade any sovereign nation? "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Soldiers Spotted in Country They Shouldnt Be in, Again Assad needs to file a restraining order against these weirdos The northern Syrian city of Manbij is now under Syrian government control. But apparently the Americans did not receive the memo, which doesnt really surprise us because they shouldnt be in Syria in the first []


The Archives Advantage: Indian Edition "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Economic Times has published a short but interesting story about how Indias Tata Group uses its corporate archives in Pune to maintain its competitive advantage. This story is particularly interesting to me for while there is a growing body of literature on how firms in the West and in Japan use history,  much less has been published about the uses of the past in emerging market multinationals.

More information about the Tata Central Archives can be found here.


Pro-Feminist Reading group The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities "IndyWatch Feed National"

Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities is a watershed collection of essays which break the dangerous silence surrounding intimate violence within social justice circles. Just as importantly, it provides practical strategies for dealing with abuse and creating safety without relying on the coercive power of the state.

The pro-feminist reading group which has been happening at Jura for the last year, has just started reading the new edition of this great book. If you're a like-minded person and would like to participate in this reading/discussion group, please do come along! People of all genders and sexualities are welcome and we try to make this a safe space.

Reading group participants are aiming to have read the first two chapters for the first meeting on 19th March. The chapters are 'Reclaiming Queer and Trans Safety' and 'Ending Oppression. Building Solidarity. Creating Community Solutions.'

The Revolution Starts at Home is available at Jura for $24.

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Ron Paul Drops Wiretap Truth Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A lot of ink has been spilled on the latest allegations that Obama wiretapped the Trump campaign last fall, but very few people have gotten at the heart of the issue. As usual, Ron Paul is the only one from the mainstream realm willing to state the truth plainly: They are wiretapping everyone, and they don't need paperwork or special signed orders to do it.


New York Times complains the internet threatens democracy David Icke latest headlines

The political order desires to control the population by controlling their perception of reality. For generations it has been able to do so by establishing and manipulating what we see, hear and learn, thereby creating what is conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom is what most people believe. Conventional wisdom comes from the news media, public schools, the medical establishment, churches and the government. Its a lifetime programming process that builds parameters of thought from which few escape. There are two words that describe conventional wisdom and they are control and conformity. These terms are self-enforcing; that is, if there is control, there is conformity, and if there is conformity, there is control. Read more: New York Times complains the internet threatens democracy


Feminist pacifism or passive-ism? "IndyWatch Feed"

Tomorrow is International Womens Day. In the face of increasing femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, we need to confront the question of womens self-defence.

Rally for #BlackLivesMatter in New York City on February 13, 2017. Credit: Erik McGregor/PA Images

When some white women celebrate the non-violence of womens marches against Trump and then pose for photographs with police officers while police violence specifically targets people of colour, when Nazi-punchers are accused of being no different from fascists, when feminists in relative safety accuse militant women in the Middle East facing sex slavery under ISIS of militarism, we must problematize the liberal notion of non-violence which disregards intersecting power systems and mechanisms of structural violence. By dogmatically clinging onto a pacifism (or passive-ism?) that has a classed and racial character, and demonising violent anti-system rage, feminists exclude themselves from a much needed debate on alternative forms of self-defence whose objective and aesthetic serve liberationist politics. In a global era of femicide, sexual violence and rape culture, who can afford not to think about womens self-defence?

Feminism has played an important role in anti-war movements and achieved political victories in peace-building. The feminist critique of militarism as a patriarchal instrument renders understandable the rejection of womens participation in state-armies as being empowering. But liberal feminists blanket rejection of womens violence, no matter the objective, fails to qualitatively distinguish between statist, colonialist, imperialist, interventionist militarism and necessary, legitimate self-defence. 



Wind toppled Jewish tombstones in Brooklyn, not neo-Nazis: police David Icke latest headlines

An investigation into the displacement of several tombstones at a primarily Jewish cemetery in Brooklyn, earlier suspected to be an act of anti-Semitic vandalism, found the cause to be unintentional, police said. The NYPD hate crime task force inspected the grounds at the Washington Cemetery on Sunday after as many as 42 gravestones were discovered knocked down late Saturday night. High winds, eroded soil and neglect were cited as the probable causes. It definitely was not vandalism, Marisa Tarantino, general manager of the Washington Cemetery on Bay Parkway in Midwood told reporters, the Daily News reported. Read more: Wind toppled Jewish tombstones in Brooklyn, not neo-Nazis: police


Debt Rattle March 7 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Edward Steichen Marlene Dietrich 1932   The World Economy Cant Handle Even One US Rate Hike (CNBC) Wall Street Investors Make $3 Trillion Since Trump Election Victory (Ind.) China Banking System Overtakes Eurozone To Become Biggest In The World (Ind.) The Finance Curse (Renegade) Money and the Government Ann

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A Rajasthan College is Creating Warriors Who Take On Gender Injustice and Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.

Engineer Magan Kawar (wearing pink), who left school after third grade, teaches a class of international students in solar technology. Kawar has trained 900 women from over 20 countries. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS

Engineer Magan Kawar (wearing pink), who left school after third grade, teaches a class of international students in solar technology. Kawar has trained 900 women from over 20 countries. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS

Tilonia, India: On a summer morning in 2008, Magan Kawar decided to leave her village for a job. The very next day, her parents-in-law excommunicated her.

They were very angry, says the 52-year-old mother of two from Bhawani Khera village of Rajasthans Ajmer, a district 400 km west of New Delhi.

Women never stepped out of the home alone. To go outside of the village and work in an office alongside men was a disgrace. My parents-in-law said I had brought upon them that disgrace.

But even as angry relatives and shocked neighbours watched in utter dismay, Kawar traveled to Tilonia, a village an hour away. Here, along with her husband, she became a technician at a rural innovation centre. As the world shut its doors behind her, her husband assured her: Everything would be alright one day.

Eight years later, Kawar who never studied beyond the third grade, is one of Indias top renewable energy experts. She is a lead instructor at the Barefoot College in Tilonia, a unique innovation and training centre where rural women from across India and the world are trained in solar technologies.

A college for barefoot engineers

The Barefoot College of Tilonia was established four decades ago by Bunker Roy, a visionary educationist and environmentalist who envisioned a place where women with little or no formal education could learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.

The skills taught here are many, including sewing, welding and carpentry, among others, but the flagship programme of the college is a six-month biannual course in solar technology.

The course accepts women of 35 years and older, mostly from economically or socially underp...


Preparing for terrorismand potential tortureunder President Trump "IndyWatch Feed"

Will Trumps unequivocal position on torture affect how the US responds to future terrorist attacks? A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on Trump and human rights

During his presidential campaign, President Donald Trump advocated for a resumption of President George W. Bushs (now defunct) enhanced interrogation program to collect intelligence and to counter terrorism. He did not mince words at a November 2015 campaign rally in Ohio: Would I approve of waterboarding? You bet your ass I wouldin a heartbeat. In January 2017, the New York Times and the Washington Post released a draft executive order (EO) requesting that national security officials recommend to the president whether to reinitiate a program of interrogation of high-value alien terrorists to be operated outside the United States.

President Trumps numerous claims that torture works have been undermined by policymakers, psychologists, political scientists, and even his own Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis. Both General Mattis and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),...


Fake News: Swedens Integration Minister Admits Lying to BBC About Rape Statistics David Icke latest headlines

Swedens ruling liberal party Integration Minister has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn after she falsely told BBC the number of reported rapes in the country was falling. Ylva Johansson was giving an interview on the BBC News channel when she said there was no connection between crime and immigration and the level of rape in Sweden is going down, and going down, and going down. The level of rapes is not actually high in Sweden, she also said, after attacking former UKIP leader Nigel Farage who recently said Malmo was the rape capital of Europe claiming he doesnt really know what he is talking about. However, it appears Ms. Johansson isnt so well informed herself. The latest figures show a 13 per cent increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016, and there has been a general increase over the past ten years. Read more: Fake News: Swedens Integration Minister Admits Lying to BBC About Rape Statistics


Saudi Arabia and the US are Spreading Anti-Iran Hysteria for a Reason "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia and the US are Spreading Anti-Iranian Hysteria for a Reason   Not a day goes by without Washington voicing new threats against Iran. Apparently, while not having enough power to punish Russia, Europe or Israel, the new administration decided to go after Iran by making a boogeyman out of it. Its been noted []


Government Report: Islamists Building Parallel Society in Sweden Aided By PC Culture of Silence David Icke latest headlines

Aided by a politically correct culture of tolerance, the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is secretly building a parallel society in Sweden by infiltrating organisations and political parties, a government report has concluded. Surprisingly, the document takes aim at political elites for fostering a doctrine of multiculturalism and silence, which can help and facilitate the nefarious ends of anti-democratic organisation like the Brotherhood. Somewhat predictably, however, the publication of such claims in Sweden where open criticism of liberal, multicultural ideals is rare has caused a row, with critics labelling the report conspiratorial and claiming it misrepresents Islam. Published Friday, the document was commissioned by Swedens Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), part of the countrys Ministry of Defence, which is responsible for civil protection and public safety. Read more: Government Report: Islamists Building Parallel Society in Sweden Aided By PC Culture of Silence


How I Got Rich After Nearly Bankrupting Myself "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How I Got Rich After Nearly Bankrupting Myself

The Foundations and Motivation for Getting it Done!

Become Financially Independent in Under 5 Years!

Dear Reader,Condense the 30-year plan into 5. I guarantee you it can be done.  My wife and I did it, and so can you.  At the time, I was building my hobby business on YouTube, she was a 3rd grade school teacher, and we wanted to be rich.

Being rich to us meant options, pure and simple. Ive never had the desire for cars, boats, or jewelry. Deep down in my core, I just wanted to be left alone by the government and have the ability to wake up each day and do whatever I wanted.  I despise alarm clocks, commutes, and being told what to do, and I used this motivation to claw my way to financial independence.

My dad made $15 an hour when I was a young child, worked 12 hours a day, and worked half day on Saturday. He loved his children, and I am so glad he taught me to never quit. It was this mentality that helped me get where I am today, and it is certainly a tribute to my late father that I didnt waste his sacrifice. I took the life he gave me and advanced forward.

After blowing up my net worth in 2008 by being greedy, my wife and I found ourselves in the office of a bankruptcy attorney (we never ended up filing). Here, we were one of the most financially responsible couples, and due to my overly aggressive investing, we were hit with a string of losses during the mortgage crisis.

The worst part is I predicted it all: the collapse of the Dow, the housing market. Not many had it so right, and I actually lost big because I thought I could slip in and out with 7 more flips in the Southern California market in early 2007.

Here I was on YouTube, warning anyone that would listen to sell all real estate due to a coming crash, and I was working as many deals as I could take on to make one last big score before it all imploded.  The bull market that started when I bought my first house at age 18 had made me overly confident, and it caused me to confu...


Progress Of Anti-ISIS Campaign In Iraq Oct 1, 2016 Dec 30, 2016 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map shows the progress of the anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq in the perioud between October 1, 2016 and December 30, 2016.

Click to see the full-size map

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US begins THAAD deployment despite China, Russia protests "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

South Korean opposition protesters hold placards during a rally against the deployment of the advanced US missile defense system on the Korean Peninsula, called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD [Xinhua]

Despite repeated Chinese and Russian protests that such advanced weaponry would trigger an arms race in the Asia-Pacific region, the US began to deploy its anti-missile systems in South Korea.

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, is a response to Pyongyangs recent ballistic missile tests, South Korea and the US and now Japan say.

As one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world, THAAD can intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or just outside the atmosphere during their final phase of flight.

Despite claims by Washington and Seoul that the missile shield would be focused solely on North Korea, Beijing says the US deployment would pose considerable threat to neighboring countries.

The deployment comes just as North Korea completed another round of ballistic missile tests by firing four rockets into the Sea of Japan in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The missile test also comes as Seoul and Washington launched their annual military drills on the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang has said that the drills are designed as a means to invade North Korea.

China has repeatedly called for restraint in response to North Koreas missile tests strongly condemned by Beijing and has called for a resumption of the six-party talks, which also include the two Koreas, Russia, Japan and the US.

The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies


Turkish consulate taken back from IS in Mosul "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kurdish news outlet Rudaw has reported that the Consulate General of Turkey in Mosul was captured from the Islamic State (IS) group in an operation run by Iraqi forces on Monday.

The headquarters of the commandership of Mosul released a written statement saying some official buildings such as the Governorate of Mosul and the Consulate General of Turkey were captured from IS.

Another statement from the Iraqi War Media Cell said that al-Sumud neighbourhood was completely taken from IS while more than 60 IS militants were killed during the Iraqi airstrikes in the al-Devvase neighbourhood of Mosul.

Speaking to Rudaw, Necm Cuburi said that several IS militants were killed during the operations.

We made a remarkable improvement. There are only two official buildings out of our control. We guess there are about 900 hundred Daesh [Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group] militants in the region, said Cuburi.

The Consulate General of Turkey was taken by IS on 11 June 2014. The IS militants had seized the building while taking Ozturk Yilmaz, the ambassador to Mosul, as well as 48 other people hostage. The hostages were released on 20 September 2014.

Last month, Iraqi forces launched the second phase of the military operation to liberate western Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group.

The battle to take Mosul began in October and has been a long and arduous affair. According to security experts the operation will continue until at least the summer due to the presence of 650,000 civilians in the city and the number of IS fighters in the groups stronghold in Iraq.

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Time is running out for Ibrahim Halawa "IndyWatch Feed"

One of thousands of protesters imprisonned in Egypt in the last years, Ibrahim Halawas mass trial along with four hundred and ninety-four defendants was adjourned for the 19th time while his health and conditions keep deteriorating. 

Ibrahim Halawa.Ibrahim Halawa was seventeen when he was detained and accused of involvement in the protests at the Al-Fateh Mosque in Cairo during a day of rage that was held by the Muslim Brotherhood following the ousting of ex-president Mohamed Morsi. From the outset, Halawas legal battle has been one of obstacles and entanglements, and has proven to be the most high-profile case for the Irish Foreign Office in years.

He is one of thousands of protesters who have been swept up by Egypts repressive Law 107, a coercive decree issued in the aftermath of the countrys 2013 military coup. Almost 1,300 days after the initial arrest, Halawa is still being held in captivity. Labelled as a prisoner of conscience by Reprieve and Amnesty International, over 25,000 actions to date have been taken by people in Ireland calling for his release.

On 14th February, Halawas mass trial (which, including himself, covers four hundred and ninety-four defendants) was adjourned for a staggering nineteenth occasion, this time because of the failure of four witnesses to attend court.

This has left the twenty-one-year-old Irish citizen and the long-running campaign for his release and ultimate freedom in a precarious position once again. For th...


Alexa Dexa (US), Jim Dusty (Canberra) & Jack Lundie (Newcastle) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 -
6:00pm to 10:00pm


Alexa Dexa is a multifaceted artist with footholds in composition, electronic sound design, and performance. Her toychestral electronic pop solo project parades her floating vocals, handcrafted soundscapes, and enough instruments made with children in mind to rival a playpen. Among her growing collection are her beloved toy pianos, pitched desk bells, and typatune.

Jim Dusty is from Canberra and plays punk-influenced folk music. He plays solo with a banjo and sings about everything from the struggles of existing within the societal expectations of the modern world, to poverty, toxic celebrity culture and social anxiety.

Jack Lundie is also a solo folk musician. He's a former back flip enthusiast turned semi-professional mumbler and he lives in Newcastle.

Suggested entry: $5 (to help cover the musicians' travel costs)

6pm Friday 31st March, at Jura

Facebook event


War on Cash is a War on Freedom "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

War on Cash is a War on Freedom The desperation of central banks is becoming more and more evident. In Europe and Japan, economists continue to make the fatal mistake that as long as they increase the money supply, they can stimulate inflation. Theyve ignored demand and theyve ignored confidence. The reason that sales of

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"The Reality Is, Half Of Americans Cant Afford To Write A $500 Check" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"The Reality Is, Half Of Americans Cant Afford To Write A $500 Check"
by Tyler Durden

The CEO of Assurant appeared on Bloomberg TV to explain why demand for his services is likely to increase: the chief executive of the mobile phone insurer said he expects a surge in demand as carriers charge customers more to replace their devices. If you think back five years ago, you as a consumer didnt know how much that phone cost, you thought it was free or close to free, Assurant's Alan Colberg said Monday. Now youre paying $600, thats a lot. So weve actually seen the attachment rate, or the number of people buying the product, going up a little bit in the last couple of years.

He then proceeded to give Bloomberg his traditional sales pitch: Assurant is counting on growth at its business covering phones and appliances to help counter a decline in the segment that insures foreclosed homes for lenders. While improvement in the real estate market has limited the number of vacant homes, Colberg said there are still many cash-strapped consumers.

It is what he said next that caught our attention: The reality is, half of Americans cant afford to write a $500 check, Colberg said. He spun that stunning statistic by saying that when US customers sign up for a cellular plan, theyre willing to buy protection in case they lose that phone or something happens to it.

In other words, there are millions of Americans who don't have $500 in the bank but are willing to dish out more than that on a cell phone, and then are stupid enough to make monthly payments that ultimately end up being far higher than $500 to protect their purchase... which they clearly couldn't afford in the first place.

That said, we decided to look into the CEO's...


European Banks Risk Facing a 'Collapse Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis' David Icke latest headlines

In a recent report, experts of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute think-tank revealed that in 2008-2015, European Union member states spent 747 billion ($792 billion) on different bailout packages for banks. Moreover, as for October 2016, some 213 billion ($226 billion) of taxpayers money equivalent to the GDP of Finland and Luxembourg was lost as a result of such rescue packages. The authors of the reports also pointed out that the Big Four audit companies (EY, Deloitte, KPMG and PWC) engaged in designing the most important bailout packages were responsible for losses. Read more: European Banks Risk Facing a Collapse Worse Than the 2008 Financial Crisis


Understanding the Majoritarian Violence and Politics of Keralas Kannur "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Political competition in Kerala has turned into concerted efforts to control bodies, minds and thoughts through brute force.

The question that Kannur poses is then not about which party is the victim and who is the aggressor. Credit: Reuters

The question that Kannur poses is then not about which party is the victim and who is the aggressor. Credit: Reuters

The Sangh parivar has recently tried to draw greater attention to North Keralas Kannur district. At the Delhi University campus, ABVP members put up gruesome images of RSS-BJP workers slain in Kannur. In a now infamous speech, an RSS pracharak offered a large bounty for anyone who would avenge the killings of Hindu right-wing workers in the southern state. In all such displays and statements, members of the Sangh parivar have sought to position themselves as innocent and abject victims of the dark and menacing anti-national hand of the Left, which has allegedly destroyed Hindu lives. What these statements fail to mention is that in the long-running conflict the between the CPI(M) and the RSS-BJP combine, young men of both groups have been the victims and agents of grievous violence against each other. Lives have been lost on both sides and the accused have also come from both sides.

However, this conflict deserves our attention not only because it has been long-running or gruesome, or because it involves members of both groups, but especially because it highlights several other dark aspects of our polity: how competitive democratic politics can take a majoritarian turn, encourage the use of brute force and produce violent enmities; and how such violent enmities can take over the lives of young people from marginalised communities.

The number of lives destroyed in Kannur varies in different media accounts. But police records for the period from 1983-September 2009 show 91 murders in political cases. In 31 cases RSS-BJP workers were slain and CPI(M) workers were accused of the murders; in 33 cases CPI(M) workers were killed and RSS-BJ...


Some hundreds took the streets of Berlin to march against... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Some hundreds took the streets of Berlin to march against gentrification and to support Andrej Holm. Holm is a former member of the notorious GDR state security service (Stasi) and now became a high ranking member of Berlins government. He is known for years for his work against gentrification at Berlins Humboldt University.

Holm who worked at the Humboldt University since 2005 get fired by the University because of his wrong Statement abot his work for the state security. This lead to a squat of his former Institute by left wing students. In the meantime the notice was withdrawn. 01/28/2017.


Journalist given prison sentence for painting in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"

Journalist and painter Zehra Dogan has been convicted of making propaganda for a terrorist organisation for sharing her paintings depicting the period of curfews in Mardin and Nusaybin and turning a 10-year-old childs notes into an article.

While Zehra Dogan, arrested in Nusaybin 23 July last year, was acquitted from charges of being a member of a terrorist organisation she was convicted for organisational propaganda.

In a tweet, Dogan said: I have been sentenced to 2 years and 10 months after having been asked Why did you draw a picture of raised buildings with Turkish flags. Truth is they took the picture, I just turned it into a painting.

Dogan was editor of women-only Jin News Agency (JINHA) which was closed down on 29 October, 2016 by the Turkish government by statutory decree law (KHK).

The original photography that Zehra Dogan turned into a painting pictures a demolished Nusaybin.

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Empire 2.0: Britain plans return to free trade with former Commonwealth colonies "IndyWatch Feed"

Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 11:31Edited time: 6 Mar, 2017 12:56 Officials are planning a return to privileged trade with former British colonies in an attempt to replace the agreements which will be lost with Brexit, a project some have criticized as being Empire 2.0. Trade Minister Liam Fox will lead the charge to recreate []



Fixing Fake FTDIs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

If you know where to go on the Internet, you can pick up an FTDI USB to Serial adapter for one dollar and sixty-seven cents, with free shipping worldwide. The chip on this board is an FTDI FT232RL, and costs about two dollars in quantity. This means the chips on the cheap adapters are counterfeit. While you can buy a USB to serial adapter with a legitimate chip, [Syonyk] found a cheaper solution: buy the counterfeit adapters, a few genuine chips, and rework the PCB. Its brilliant, and an excellent display of desoldering prowess.

Why is [Syonyk] replacing non-genuine chips with the real FTDI? The best reason is FTDIgate Mk. 1, where the official FTDI driver for Windows detected non-genuine chips and set the USB PID to zero. This bricked a whole bunch of devices, and was generally regarded as a bad move. FTDIgate Mk. 2 was a variation on a theme where the FTDI driver would inject garbage data into a circuit if a non-genuine part was found. This could also brick devices. Notwithstanding driver issues, the best reason for swapping out fake chips for real ones is the performance at higher bit rates; [Syonyk] is doing work at 3 Mbps, and the fake chips just dont work that fast.

To replace the counterfeit chip, [Syonyk] covered the pins in a nice big glob of solder, carefully heated both sides of the chip, and slid the offending chip off when everything was molten. A bit of solder braid, and the board was ready for the genuine chip.

With the new chip, the cheap USB to serial adapter board works perfectly, although anyone attempting to duplicate these efforts might want to look into replacing the USB mini port with a USB micro port.

Filed under: repair hacks


Ex-South Sudan Army General Vows to Topple President "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Oil producing South Sudan, Africas youngest nation, was plunged into its first war in 2013 after Kiir sacked his then deputy and political rival, Riek Machar. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Juba: A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced on Monday that he had formed a new anti-government rebel group, underscoring mounting resistance to the rule of incumbent president Salva Kiir.

Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, formerly deputy head of logistics, resigned after he accused Kiir of turning the countrys military into a tribal army.

The military, police and other security branches, he said, heavily recruited from among the Dinka, Kiirs tribe.

Swaka was one of three top military officials who quit in February amid accusations of tribalism, nepotism, corruption and other abuses levelled against Kiirs government.

In a statement on Monday, Swaka said his new rebel group, The National Salvation Front (NSF) is convinced that to restore sanity and normalcy in our country, Kiir must go; he must vacate office.

NSF would fight to eradicate the malady that has badly tarnished the image of South Sudan, he said.

Oil producing South Sudan, Africas youngest nation, was plunged into its first war in 2013 after Kiir sacked his then deputy and political rival, Riek Machar.

An ensuing two-year conflict was ended by a peace pact in 2015 and Machar, who had left the capital Juba at the start of the war, returned in April last year and was handed the same position.

Festering tensions between the two men, who hail from rival tribes, exploded into military confrontation again in Juba in July, kicking off the latest wave of fighting that has spread to several parts of the country since.

Machar now lives in South Africa after fleeing South Sudan at the start of the latest conflict.

The rebel group will be a new source of instability in a country where escalating violence has already uprooted an estimated three million people, devastated the agriculture sector and throttled the broader economy.

Famine has been declared in parts of the country.

South Sudans military spokesman Lul Ruai Koang, told Reuters he had no immediate comment on the formation of the new rebel...


Life Within the Wall of Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed World"

Venezuela (FEE)  Venezuelan activist and architect Javier Garcia Hernandez is only 37, but hes seen and been through more than anyone normally would in the US. Hernandez was in Atlanta recently and had a chance to talk with FEE president Lawrence W. Reed about what life in Venezuela is like.

It is a wall built by the communist regime, Hernandez told Reed. Unfortunately it is a consequence, he said, acknowledging that the current hardships were initially voted into

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existence in the elections that brought Hugo Chvez and Nicols Maduro to power. The day-to-day effects of these elections, begun almost 20 years ago, are seen in the wealthy, military-backed government, the closed borders, and the fear and weakness of the Venezuelan people.


This report prepared by FEE.


Nosologically, Who Is Vexatious According to Paul Mullen? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Psychiatrist Paul Mullen of Monash University by Mary W Maxwell According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, nosology is the branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases. I believe it is also used to refer to the art of diagnosing. In the same dictionary we find vexatious defined as causing or tending to cause []


How Did Alex Oronov Die and Why Does It Matter? "IndyWatch Feed"

So far, I cannot discover why or how Alex Oronov died on March 2nd. If you want to know why I am trying to figure this out, you should read Josh Marshalls excellent piece on Trumps longtime consigliere, Michael Cohen, whose brother is married to Oronovs daughter.

Its fatiguing to even contemplate trying to put all the pieces together here. Its a labyrinth filled with mirrors.

At some point, I may make the effort, but for now its enough to just lay this out in the most basic terms.

Alex Oronov is dead. He was the father-in-law to Michael Cohens brother.

According to Ukrainian parliamentarian Andrii Artemenko, it was his relationship with Mr. Oronov that enabled him to set up a meeting in late January with Michael Cohen at the Loews Regency, a luxury hotel on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

In that meeting, Mr. Artemenko was joined by former Trump Corporation employee Felix Sater, a known mobster and FBI informant. They presented Mr. Cohen with some kind of dossier that included a peace plan for settling territorial disputes between Russia and Ukraine, as well as allegedly compromising information on the current president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, that they hoped would force his resignation.

Mr. Cohen took their peace plan and their compromising information and forwarded it on to then-National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

After news of this meeting was reported in the New York Times, the Ukrainian lawmaker Mr. Artemenko was accused of committing treason at home. And after his friend Mr. Oronov suddenly died on March 2nd, Mr. Artemenko took at least partial blame, writing on Facebook:

I have always thought, and continue to think, of myself as a strong person. However, what is presently unfolding in my life is a true endurance test, not only in matters of political action and liability, but in lifes fundamental existential struggle. To enter and exit trying moments with ones humanity intact is no easy task. An article published in the New York Times on February 20, 2017 divided my life into two distinct parts, a before and after, if you will. The impact of this most re...

Trump Wants Us to Know Why He Was Investigated "IndyWatch Feed"

Mike Allen has an interesting take on why Donald Trump decided to accuse President Obama of having tapped the phones in Trump Tower late in the campaign. He provides some interesting reporting, too, including the news that some though definitely not all members of President Trumps inner circle share his conspiratorial view. What Allen doesnt seem to get, however, is how to assign risk to the move. For example, this is incomplete at best:

But the risk is that therell be a day of reckoning perhaps after documents are subpoenaed and testimony demanded when a Republican Congress embarrasses the White House by saying the president was flat wrong when he accused his predecessor of a crime.

That Trump might get exposed as having been aggressively wrong is a small risk, and one he seems to weather routinely. The real risk is that hes partially right and an investigation will turn up who, why, and how senior members of his campaign and other close associates were put under surveillance at various points during the campaign.

If he hadnt asked Congress to investigate this, they would have had a much easier time not getting the answers simply by not asking the right people the right questions. But if they do now investigate this, and they actually subpoena documents and testimony, theyll have to share the resulting information with at least the Democrats and their staffs on the investigating committees.

The reporting on these matters has been all over the place, and sometimes as clear as mud. But it seems pretty clear, at least, that the Intelligence Community has been investigating Trump associates for about a year now. Heres how it began:

Last April, the CIA director was shown intelligence that worried him. It was allegedly a tape recording of a conversation about money from the Kremlin going into [Trumps] presidential campaign.

It was passed to the US by an intelligence agency of one of the Baltic States. The CIA cannot act domestically against American citizens so a joint counter-intelligence taskforce was created.

The taskforce included six agencies or departments of government. Dealing with the domestic, US, side of the inquiry, were the FBI, the Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Justice. For the foreign and intelligence aspects of the investigation, there were another three agencies: the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Agency, responsible for electronic spying.

That the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was invol...

Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy "IndyWatch Feed"

I'm going to save most of my good stuff for tomorrow, but I just want to offer one piece of perspective today.

What Trump did in demanding that Congress investigate whether, why and how he or his associates were surveilled during the campaign is to give away his best defense against this ending his presidency.


His best defense was to rely on the fact that no one in the intelligence community has permission to talk about any of this, and that he could rely on the Republican Congress to keep it that way.

But, now Congress is supposed to find out what surveillance was done, which inevitably will require people still in authority or recently out of authority to testify under oath. And that is the absolute last thing he can afford to have happen, because they'll explain why what they did was legal and what the legal underpinnings were.

Many of these people are so desperate to get this story out that they've been leaking like a sieve, but even the ones who might be friendly to Trump won't take a bullet for him if it requires them to pretend that they did something illegal.

Trump cannot afford to have anyone in charge of the investigation of his campaign testifying, and certainly not in a position of having to defend what they did.

Trump just made it much harder to save his ass by simply not asking the right people the right questions.

His best hope now is that he is simply proven wrong, and there was no surveillance on his team authorized late in the campaign. But when the best you can hope for is being proven to be aggressively wrong, that's a ridiculous strategy to pursue.

He might as well be strangling himself and his presidency.


Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed"

The Russia story is moving so fast that I can't keep up long enough to try to capture it in writing. It's too big to get my arms around.

But I'll do my best.



New 'caliphate' rises in south Syria as IS loses grip on the north "IndyWatch Feed War"


Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed, which is affiliated to Islamic State, are slowly spreading after seizing territory in Daraa


Germanys Misunderstood Trade Surplus "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The ongoing debate about Germanys current-account surplus which has now set a new record has been counterproductive, and is based on three common fallacies. Criticism of Germanys export prowess, and accusations of currency manipulation, are just as wrong-headed as Germanys own defense of its bloated surplus.


StoneDrill Disk Wiping Malware Found Targeting European Industries "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A new disk wiping malware has been uncovered targeting a petroleum company in Europe, which is quite similar to the mysterious disk wiper malware Shamoon that wiped data from 35,000 computers at Saudi Arabia's national oil company in 2012. Disk wiping malware has the ability to cripple any organization by permanently wiping out data from all hard drive and external storage on a targeted


Prenda Attorney Pleads Guilty to Operating a Piracy Honeypot "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In recent years, so-called copyright trolls have been accused of various dubious schemes and actions, with one group as the frontrunner.

Prenda Law grabbed dozens of headlines, mostly surrounding negative court rulings over identity theft, misrepresentation and even deception.

Most controversial was the shocking revelation that Prenda uploaded their own torrents to The Pirate Bay, creating a honeypot for the people they later sued over pirated downloads.

The allegations ultimately resulted in a criminal indictment last year, and now one of the main Prenda attorneys has pleaded guilty before the District Court of Minnesota. A few hours ago John Steele, 45, signed a plea agreement admitting that he is guilty of mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

According to Steele, he and his colleague Paul Hansmeier generated more than $6 million by threatening BitTorrent users who allegedly downloaded pirated porn videos, some of which the attorney created and uploaded himself.

Steele admitted that he and Hansmeier created a series of sham entities to obtain copyrights to pornographic movies some of which they filmed themselves and then uploaded those movies to file-sharing websites like The Pirate Bay in order to lure people to download the movies, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced.

The Pirate Bay played an important role in this case. Not only were the founders of the site heard as witnesses, but the site was also an unwitting part of Prendas honeypot scheme as our coverage exposed several years ago.

defendants caused P.H. to upload their clients pornographic movies to BitTorrent file-sharing websites, including a website named the Pirate Bay, without their clients consent in order to entice people to download the movies and make it easier to catch those who attempted to obtain the movies, the plea agreement reads.

From the plea agreement


Elections 2017: Brief Recap of Manipurs Electoral Politics Ahead of Second Phase of Polling "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

With the second phase of the Manipur assembly elections set to begin on March 8, The Wire takes you through the candidates contesting from 22 constituencies.

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Second phase of polling in Manipur will be held on March 8.

The second and the final phase of polling for the 60-member Manipur assembly covering 22 seats will be held in the state on March 8.

Among others, this phase of voting will decide the fate of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh, deputy chief minister Gaikhangam Gangmei and anti-AFSPA activist Irom Chanu Sharmila.

While the first phase of polling on March 4, covering 38 constituencies, saw a direct battle between the Congress and the BJP in most of the constituencies, in the second phase, the BJP is facing its own allies the Naga Peoples Front and the National Peoples Party (NPP) besides the Congress.

The first phase registered 86.5% polling but also saw a few incidents of violence in the valley districts, including an attack by unknown people on the NPP candidate from Uripok, Y. Joykumar, and the Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance candidate Erendro Leichombam (Thambeiband).

One day prior to the polls, the Election Commission also registered FIRs against eight editors of local dailies for publishing advertisements placed by the BJP in violation of the model code of conduct.

Counting of votes for both phases will take place on March 11.

As the second phase of assembly elections in Manipur is set to begin, The Wire takes you through the history of elections and power shifts in the northeastern state.

The Wires coverage of Manipur 2017


US Begins Deploying Anti-Missile System in South Korea "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the US Forces Korea (USFK) and released by Yonhap on March 7, 2017. Credit: Reuters

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors arrive at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in this handout picture provided by the US Forces Korea (USFK) and released by Yonhap on March 7, 2017. Credit: Reuters

The US started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defence system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Koreas test of four ballistic missiles, US Pacific Command said, despite angry opposition from China.

The announcement came as North Korean state media said leader Kim Jong Un had personally supervised Mondays missile launches by an army unit that is positioned to strike US bases in Japan, stepping up threats against Washington as US troops conduct joint military exercises with South Korea.

Continued provocative actions by North Korea, to include yesterdays launch of multiple missiles, only confirm the prudence of our alliance decision last year to deploy THAAD to South Korea, US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris said in a statement, referring to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system.

The move by the US military is likely to deepen the brewing conflict between South Korea and China, which says the THAAD deployment destroys the regional security balance.

The four ballistic missiles fired by North Korea landed in the sea off Japans northwest, angering Seoul and Tokyo, days after Pyongyang promised retaliation over the military drills that it sees as preparation for war.

US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed the launches by the nuclear-armed North during a phone call on Tuesday.

Japan and the US confirmed that the latest North Korean missile launches were clearly against UN resolutions and a clear provocation against the regional and international community, Abe told reporters. (North Koreas) threat has entered a new phase.

Trump also spoke to South Koreas acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn to discuss the Norths missile launches, Hwangs office said.

Mercilessly retaliated



Frank admission from israeli Army Vet I Was the Terrorist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Empire Files: Israeli Army Vets Expos I Was the Terrorist In a rare, candid conversation, Abby Martin interviews a former Israeli Army combat soldier who served as an occupier in Palestines Hebron City. Eran Efrati spent years as a sergeant and combat soldier in the Israeli military, but has since become an outspoken critic []


Smart Meters Can Overbill By Up To 582 Percent Higher Than Actual Consumption, Study Reveals David Icke latest headlines

Science Daily reported about overcharges new electronic energy metersaka smart metersare capable of pulling off due to false readings, as per a report of whats been happening in Dutch households in The Netherlands. The study was undertaken at the University of Twente (UT) in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Due to rumors of overwhelming overbillings, Professor Frank Leferink of UT investigated electronic meters to determine if they, in fact, can give false readings. Together with co-workers Cees Keyer and Anton Melentjev from AUAS, he tested nine different electronic meters in this study. The meters in question were manufactured between 2004 and 2014. The meters were connected, via an electric switchboard, to a range of power-consuming appliances, such as energy saving light bulbs, heaters, LED bulbs and dimmers. The researchers then compared the actual consumption of the system with the electronic energy meters readings. Read more: Smart Meters Can Overbill By Up To 582 Percent Higher Than Actual Consumption, Study Reveals


Please Donate "IndyWatch Feed War"

All donations, large and small are most gratefully received so that we can keep this site up and running and keep the Independent Media alive and kicking in the face of all the fake newsthat confronts us on a daily basis.  Once again thank you to all those who have donated and especially those who


Greece: Demy and This Is Love go Eurovision 2017 in Kiev "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Greece has decided: Demy and the song This Is Love will represent Greece in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. The national finals were held on Monday at the studios of state broadcaster ERT in Athens.  The decision was determined through televoting by Greek public and representatives of diaspora Greeks


Arizona Challenges the Feds Money Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Arizona Challenges the Feds Money Monopoly by Dr. Ron Paul History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This is because linking a currency to a

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The Use of the T-Word Treason Against Trump Is Hyperbolic "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It is vogue among many Democrats and neo-conservative Republicans in Washington, DC to use the T word treason -- to describe President Donald Trumps and members of the administrations relationships with the Russian ambassador to the United States and other Russian officials. As defined by Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, treason is a crime only applicable in wartime. The framers of the Constitution defined treason very narrowly because its broad application to the American colonists by the British monarchy was one of the reasons for the American Revolution.


Rochester, Minnesotas Ill-Conceived Decision To Ban 'Under-Vaccinated' Children From Its Public Schools David Icke latest headlines

This Duty to Warn column consists of several sections in response to the Rochester Public School Boards recent decision to require all of its pupils to be fully vaccinated per the CDC-mandated schedule. Presumably, Rochesters famous Mayo Clinic, especially its pediatrics department, was consulted before the program was begun. Presumably also, the Mayo Clinic (like most large clinics and medical schools that have close professional and financial relationships with the CDC, the FDA, the AMA, the AAP and assorted Big Pharma multinational corporations), recommends fully vaccinating all children without acknowledging or perhaps even being aware of the large amount of recent neuroscience-based evidence from scientists world-wide that should be modifying the out-dated CDC mandates. Read more: Rochester, Minnesotas Ill-Conceived Decision To Ban Under-Vaccinated Children From Its Public Schools


UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Poisoning to prison. Lamont Gilchrist Natty.


France: Fillon Wins Party Backing "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right reacts after delivering a speech in front of small business leaders in Puteaux, France, March 6, 2017. Credit: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Francois Fillon, former French prime minister, member of the Republicans political party and 2017 presidential election candidate of the French centre-right reacts after delivering a speech in front of small business leaders in Puteaux, France, March 6, 2017. Credit: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Paris/Bordeaux: Francois Fillon fought off a rebellion that had threatened to end his candidacy for the French presidency on Monday as party leaders swung behind the centre-right former prime minister despite allegations that he had misused public funds.

Hours after party heavyweight Alain Juppe ruled out challenging Fillon, the conservative Republicans party leadership unanimously backed their beleaguered candidate, Senate leader Gerard Larcher said.

The Republicans are united around Francois Fillon, Larcher told reporters, after telling fellow party officials behind closed doors: The debate is over. The conservatives are re-launching Fillons campaign, party chief Bernard Accoyer added.

 Less than 50 days from the election, opinion polls show 63-year old Fillon once the election frontrunner crashing out in the first round. They also show an overwhelming majority of French wanted him to drop out of the election.

But despite growing calls within the party against his candidacy, challengers failed to convince Fillon to step down voluntarily and could not agree on an alternative candidate.

The allegations that he paid his wife lavishly from taxpayers funds for doing little work as his parliamentary assistant have badly damaged Fillon and also rattled foreign investors who fear it could boost far-right leader Marine Le Pens election chances. Fillon denies any wrongdoing.

The euro fell on Monday after Juppe announced he would not challenge Fillon.

What a waste!

Juppe, a former prime minister like Fillon, said he had considered stepping in but decided against it because he felt his camp was too divided for him to be able to unite it.

As for the right and the centre, what a waste! Juppe said of his partys chances in the electio...


US government allows child porn suspect off hook in bid to protect Tor hack method David Icke latest headlines

The anonymous nature of the search engine Tor is in question after the Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped charges to protect details of how they hacked the browser. IPs of visitors using the anonymity software to access a child pornography site were identified using the hack. Disclosure is not currently an option, Federal Prosecutor Annette Hayes wrote in Fridays court filing for the case United States v. Jay Michaud. Hayes said that dismissal without prejudice would allow for future charges when the government might be in a position to provide the requested discovery. Read more: US government allows child porn suspect off hook in bid to protect Tor hack method


Turkey, Russia, US military chiefs hold talks in Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"


The talks come a day after Turkey stepped back from threats to strike Syrian Kurdish militia forces deployed in Manbij


Turkish, American and Russian Generals meet, discuss Syria and Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

The highest ranked military officers of Turkey, the USA and Russia met today in the southern Turkish city of Antalya to discuss continuing operations in Syria and Iraq.

Turkeys Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and the Chief of General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces arrived yesterday at the Regnum Carya Golf & SPA Resort Hotel in Antalya.

Security precautions were heightened at the hotel which also hosted the G-20 summit in November 2015.

According to a statement released by the Turkish Armys Presidency of General Staff on its website, The generals spoke about joint topics regarding the security of the region, primarily in Iraq and Syria.

The meeting comes amid intensifying military and diplomatic activity in and around the northern Syrian town of Manbij where the Turkish, American and Russian armies are all active and supporting opposing groups on the ground.

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Brand name processed foods found laced with glyphosate weed killer Cheerios, Wheaties and more David Icke latest headlines

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide and many other commercially available weed killers. Due to the widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops, glyphosate has become the most commonly used weed killer in the conventional farming industry. GM glyphosate-resistant crops are now grown on more than 175 million acres in the United States and more than 440 million acres worldwide. Each year, more than 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides are sprayed on American food crops, lawns, and gardens. Recently, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declared glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. As more health risks associated with glyphosate exposure start to emerge, the European Union remains uncertain whether it will renew its authorization of glyphosate in commercial products in Europe. Read more: Brand name processed foods found laced with glyphosate weed killer Cheerios, Wheaties and more


Nearly two million children die every year because of pollution and unhealthy environment "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

...............The toxicity of many chemicals in common use is not well understood. The regulatory requirements for chemicals, where safety testing must be conducted by manufacturers and the results assessed by regulators, may be limited for some types and uses of chemicals. 
Chemicals from pesticides, plastics, and other manufactured goods, as well as from environmental contamination, eventually find their way into the food chain. These include arsenic, fluoride, lead, mercury, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated biphenyls and persistent organic pollutants, among others. 
Of particular concern are endocrine disrupting chemicals, which may leach into food from certain kinds of packaging and have been linked with liver, thyroid and neurodevelopmental effects. Their effects may be especially damaging to children, whose bodies are still developing..............


Dublins Housing: a cultural revolution "IndyWatch Feed"

Home Sweet Home is a radical and highly creative campaign to force political action on Dublin homelessness; a revolutionary criticism of Irelands broken housing market, booms, busts and corruption.

Apollo house is a totem [] it has lit a spark and is now part of a national movement and it will not go away, [] enough is enough. We shall use NAMA to assist with the homelessness problem.


The Home Sweet Home (HSH) story broke on 16 December 2016 when the campaigners squatted Apollo House, a large vacant office block in Dublins city centre.

Empty for years, Apollo House was another vacant remnant of Irelands housing boom. Like many hundreds of other Dublin buildings Apollo House was managed by an Irish government agency called the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA). NAMA had sat on the property for years while private capital circled overhead. Vulture property funds waited for the right price to pounce.

2016 marked the centenary of Irelands 1916 Easter Rising. 100 years ago activists and celebrities also combined forces. Celebrity involvement gave HSH activism access to the conservative mainstream media. Activism on homelessness doesnt play well in the Irish media where photos of overpriced housing fill weighty weekly property supplements, but media has an addiction to celebrity. Combining celebrity with a canny social media strategy and you have a winning combination. HSH has had an extraordinary impact in a very short time. 

100 years before, a secretive organization, the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) used many similar tactics to drive political change. The IRB spawned Sinn Fin and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and brought Dublin headlong into bloody revolution that was an abject failure but eventually led to separation from the British Empire.

HSH too exhibits a winning blend of artists and non-violent activists. Their occupation of prominent city centre buildings and their ability to self publish gives them visibility but culture was key. In 1916 the cultural element was provided by live...


Video: Terrifying moment woman jumps from burning 8th floor in Moscow "IndyWatch Feed"

A woman fell from the eighth floor in an attempt to escape a blaze that was consuming her flat in Moscow. COURTESY: RTs RUPTLY video agency, NO Via Youtube


Support Based Stick Man's Legal Defense Fund! "IndyWatch Feed"

Mar 7, 2017 By Reinhard Wolff | On Saturday, pro-Trump rallies were held all throughout the country. Many, including the one I attended in San Diego, were quite tame; others, however, turned violent. The rally at UC Berkeley rally was particularly so, as many fights broke out between Trump supporters and Leftist thugs. One []



Privacy under attack as internet 'fingerprinting' tracks your every move David Icke latest headlines

If the dwindling level of privacy offered by internet use makes you more than a little uncomfortable, you might not want to hear about the latest tracking technique developed by a Pennsylvania professor of computer science. Yinzhi Cao of Lehigh University has come up with a way to make fingerprinting work across multiple browsers with near-complete accuracy. Browser fingerprinting identifies a list of characteristics that are unique to your particular computers software and hardware that is then used to identify you. It entails everything from your screen resolution to the fonts you have installed on your system. Banks and retail sites use the technique to authenticate users, and it is also used to target advertising by keeping track of your every move online and delivering ads that match your interests and habits. Read more: Privacy under attack as internet fingerprinting tracks your every move


Gaddafi warned about influx of refugees & Islamist attacks on Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

  Flashback 1. Colonel Gaddafi: Immigrants will invade Europe Padraic Flanagan Daily Express March 8, 2011 Gaddafi with his spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi (left). Click to enlarge               He spoke after more than 1,000 refugees landed on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa in just 12 hours. Gaddafi []


High Court finds the DUP and Sinn Fein government in breach of promise over Irish strategy "IndyWatch Feed"

I saw this story tweeted when I was in the count centre in Belfast, and only how have a chance to blog it. The journalist I was sitting next to did think it was relevant to the business in hand (he had copy to file, and thanks to Gary on the live blog I didnt). more...


Hedge fund manager who dived off nine-story luxury apartment building was on mind-altering medication David Icke latest headlines

A 47-year-old hedge manager who killed himself by leaping from his ninth-floor luxury apartment in the historic Apthorp Building was under a lot of meds, a police source told the NY Post. Kevin Bell, head of credit risk at Arrowgrass Capital, leaped from the window while his family was in the apartment. He left a suicide note saying that he had been depressed. The family is hysterical, the source said. He was under a lot of meds. He did not give a specific reason why he jumped, but he was depressed. Bell had previously worked for prominent banks and hedge funds including Citadel, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and Saba Capital. Read more: Hedge fund manager who dived off nine-story luxury apartment building was on mind-altering medication


UK Against Fluoridation "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

No Safety Studies Exist for Fluoride in Drinking Water - WUC meeting Feb 29 2012


Responding to Brexit: breaking with neo-liberalism "IndyWatch Feed"

The last of this series discusses how the damage caused by traditional left and social democratic party embrace of neo-liberal models of globalisation can be repaired, and social democracy reframed.

lead Eurogroup meeting. May 2016. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is talking with the Dutch Minister of Finance, President of the Council Jeroen Dijsselbloem and the Luxembourg Minister of Finance. Thierry Monasse/Press Association. All rights reserved.In the twentieth century the Left achieved social advances through the nation state. As Pascal Lamy expressed it when he was Head of the World Trade Organisation, Historically, the success of social democracy was to promote a compromise between labour and capital, between the state and the market and between commercial competition and social solidarity. Globalisation has unhinged the balance by taking away all the domestic levers by which we maintained the compromise[1]  The task is to find new avenues for the social compromises that the left previously created.

That is why talk about building a new Britain or a progressive economic nationalism (Colin Hines, Guardian letters 25 February) is so unrealistic; and why John McDonnell was unwise to speak about the enormous opportunities of Brexit. Social democracy in one country is a non-starter in an interdependent world. With such an open economy, the UK trying to challenge international capital on its own would get nowhere. The fate that befell the Mitterrand government in France in the early 1980s should serve as a reminder to all those on the left who talk in such casual terms. The task is to find new avenues for the social compromises that the left previously created. Yet the articulation of a strategy that combines the national with the European has so far proved a step too far for all parts of the left. Over the past two decades it has been led up two cul de sacs.

Firstly, for a brief moment in the 1990s with the world economy booming and the optimism of the end of history moment, a benevolent globalization scenario seemed plausible, especi...


Horsh Beirut Closed Again? "IndyWatch Feed World"

NAHNOO, the NGO that has been campaigning for years to re-open Horsh Beirut and has finally succeeded in doing so last year, posted earlier today that Beiruts municipality took a decision to close down the Horsh for 3 months to get rid of worms that are destroying the trees.

I didnt see any official announcement yet on the Beirut Municipality Facebook page or website (They finally have a website!) but Spring is definitely the worst time to close down the Horsh.

Here are few pictures from my visit to [Horsh Beirut].


True face of israels democracy, All Palestinians can become israeli citizens, but they cant vote "IndyWatch Feed War"

All Palestinians can become Israeli citizens, but they cant vote, says lawmaker in Netanyahus party Scott Roth, Phil Weiss Mondoweiss March 5, 2017 Everyone always asks, If theres not going to be a Palestinian state, what does Israel plan to do with all those Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem under its []


Church blames consumerism and temptations of body after Catholic priest rapes 15-year-old girl "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

prayerThe victim was allegedly raped several times and became pregnant (file photo) Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Catholic Church has sparked outrage in India after it blamed consumerism and bodily temptations for the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl.

Priest Mathew Vadakkacheril, from Kerala in India, was accused of raping the child and later arrested.

The girl was allegedly raped several times and became pregnant, according to India Today. The child has since been delivered at a private hospital and since taken to an orphanage, reportedly without the mothers consent.

Yet it is the response to the incident among the Christian community in India that is now making headlines.

A Christian weekly magazine, which is backed by a Catholic Sabha or association, blamed the alleged victim for the event and said Mr Vadakkacheril may have momentarily forgotten his position.

Daughter, why did you forget who a priest is? read an extract in the Sunday Shalom, according to an India Today translation. He has a human body and has temptations. He may have forgotten his position for a few seconds, my child who has taken the Holy Communion, why didnt you stop or correct him?

Father Paul Thelekat from the Bishops Council, also commented on the incident and blamed consumerism for the rape.





Octopus Populations Are On The Rise, But That May Not Be A Good Sign "IndyWatch Feed National"

Credit: Scott Portelli

After noticing that cuttlefish numbers were declining during the typical winter mating season, Bronwyn Gillanders from the University of Adelaide decided to dig deeper into what the problem might be. Every winter, hundreds of thousands of cuttlefish gather in Spencer Gulf off the coast of Australia, but those numbers have dwindled down to just 7% of what they used to be in the 1980s.

When Gillanders and partner Zoe DoubleDay made the decision to look into the issue, what they found was extremely surprising. Though the most recent numbers of the cuttlefish population showed that the species was in a decline, the overall figures revealed that squids, octopuses, and cuttlefish were actually all thriving in comparison to other marine life.

By scouring through earlier studies and speaking with other scientists who had studied the numbers in the past, they discovered that cephalopod numbers have been increasing since the 1960s and that this explosion wasnt exactly discriminatory. It was evident that every major species within the group, including those that stuck to the same patch of the ocean floor, those that swim up and down, and those that move vast distances across the floor, was growing quickly.

You wouldnt have expected to see the same trend across these different groups, said Gillanders. It does potentially suggest that a large-scale, global phenomenon is affecting all of them.

Credit: Mario Neumann

What exactly that global phenomenon might be is perplexing, as...


CERNs Large Hadron Collider Gets New Heart, Radioactive Contamination In France (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

CERNs Large Hadron Collider Gets New Heart, Radioactive Contamination In France Video The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) the worlds largest particle accelerator, housed underground near the France-Switzerland border near Geneva. The experiment, which consists of a roughly 69 feet long

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Is UP Politics in For Another Wave of Social Churning? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Despite the BJPs confidence, changing realities on the ground mean that the partys electoral arithmetic in UP may not work as expected.

BJP supporters cheer during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Deoria. Credit: Titash Sen

BJP supporters cheer during Prime Minister Narendra Modis rally in Deoria. Credit: Titash Sen

Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh: With the last phase of Uttar Pradeshs election still to go, the BJP has already declared victory in the states assembly polls. BJP leaders have said that two factors one political and one arithmetical will help them secure an unprecedented win. One, Prime Minister Narendra Modis popularity across all sections of Hindus will break into the existing caste alliances to lend an advantage to the party. Two, the BJP claims that its social engineering formula of uniting the forward caste groups, non-Yadav OBCs and non-Jatav Dalits is the largest social coalition in the electoral playground, if compared to other political fronts.

However, a scrutiny of the electoral ground will tell you that the BJPs formula is only partially successful, at best.

The social coalition the BJP is banking on is a complex mix of caste groups. If one leaves aside Muslims (19% of the population), Yadavs (around 10%) and Jatavs (around 17% of the roughly 21% Dalits), the BJP is left with only around 54% of the electorate from which to create a support base. This means that its formula to strike an alliance of forward castes (20%), non-Yadav OBCs (around 30% but distributed unequally in different constituencies) and non-Jatav Dalits (around 5%) is more a compulsion than a clever political tactic.

A large number of castes constitute the non-Yadav OBCs. Nishad, Kurmi, Jat, Koeri, Rajbhar, Maurya, Prajapati, Shakya and their many sub-castes, with different pockets of political influence, are part of this group. The problem for the BJP, however, is that it is not the only party competing on this turf. In fact, while the other parties in the fray Samajwadi Party (SP), Congress, Bahujan Samaj Party, Rashtriya Lok Dal and other small parties have historical support in the 30% non-Yadav OBC population, the BJP started working among these groups with renewed vigour only recently.

Since most of these groups remain backward and poor, the BJP has undoubtedly emerged as a new alternative for this section. Its campaign against Yadavs for having cornered all the resources over the last two decades has put it in an advantageous position.

However, most political analysts in...


This 5-Year-Old Recreated Photos Of Inspiring Women Daily For Black History Month "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: Cristi-Smith Jones

When Black History Month comes around each year, there are those that are excited to share new information about people of color that typically get overlooked and those that hate the month because they argue that there should be a white (or some other race) history month.

Cristi Smith-Jones and her 5-year-old daughter, Lola, fall into the former category and could not wait to complete a special project they developed. The two decided to look through photographs of inspiring black women and recreate the photos with Lola as the model in order to adorably call attention to some awesome figures in history.

Featuring both women in the past and contemporaries that are changing what it means to be a black woman in America, this project had it all and one photo was posted every day in February. Scroll through the photos below to see some of the best (and cutest!) recreations.

Credit: Cristi-Smith Jones

Credit: Cristi-Smith Jones

Credit: Cristi-Smith Jones



Ex Columbia Sportswear Employee Accused of Illegally Accessing Their Computers After Leaving "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story:

A sportswear company in Oregon has alleged that a senior IT manager left a backdoor in its systems before departing to a business partner and illegally used that access almost 700 times for his new employer's benefit.

In its complaint to a federal court in Oregon [PDF], Columbia Sportswear demanded a jury trial for Michael Leeper, who it alleged had illegally accessed highly confidential information to the benefit of a business parter, tech consulting firm Denali Advanced Integration, which Leeper had left to work for.

The accusation of betrayal notes that Leeper had been an employee at Columbia since May 2000, when he joined as manager of its desktop services team. He was subsequently promoted to senior director of technology infrastructure, from which he was responsible for maintaining Columbia's global IT systems and dealing with technology vendors including Denali, for which he departed the sportswear business in 2014.

Just a day before leaving, however, Leeper allegedly created a network account under the name "Jeff Manning", called "jmanning", which provided him with remote access to Columbia's network, including its VPN. Using this account, Leeper plundered Columbia nearly 700 times over the next two years, stealing corporate plans as well as information on its technology budget, all for the benefit of Denali as it competed for his former employer's cash.

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Israels Welcome now Reserved only for Jews who Back Netanyahu "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Dustin Pfundheller, 30, an American dentist living in Singapore, was set to become the youngest person to visit every country in the world while in a full-time job. His globetrotting has taken him to 192 of the 193 recognised states,


How the U.S. Created a Human Rights Disaster in Hondurasand How It Can Be Stopped David Icke latest headlines

One year after indigenous Lenca social movement leader, Berta Cceres, was assassinated, her family is calling on the U.S. government to stop bankrolling violent repression targeting human rights and environmental defenders who are following in her footsteps. A co-founder of the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Cceres spearheaded a mass campaign against the proposed Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam projectan initiative fraught with human rights abuses, including the expropriation of indigenous land. She was a prominent opponent of the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup and was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015 for her grassroots campaigning. Read more: How the U.S. Created a Human Rights Disaster in Hondurasand How It Can Be Stopped


Saudi Arabia Denies Pakistan Claims That Police Killed Transgender Women "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.

Reports of the deaths had been carried in Pakistani media and decried in an activists' media conference on Monday. Credit: Twitter

Reports of the deaths had been carried in Pakistani media and decried in an activists media conference on Monday. Credit: Twitter

Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday claims by Pakistani activists that two transgender women from Pakistan were beaten to death in police custody after being arrested in Saudi Arabia along with more than 30 other members of the community.

Reports of the deaths had been carried in Pakistani media and decried in an activists media conference on Monday. However, a statement from the Saudi interior ministry early on Tuesday said the reports were totally wrong and nobody was tortured.

The ministry acknowledged that one Pakistani had died in custody after the arrests.

One 61-year-old person suffered a heart attack and died in the hospital after being treated, the interior ministry statement said.

The Pakistani embassy looked into this case and another one. Procedures have started to send the body back to his country, it said.

Saudi media reported last week that police had arrested around 35 people after they raided a party where men were dressed as women and were wearing make-up. The Saudi outlets did not use the word transgender, nor say anyone had been killed.

In Pakistan, transgender activist Farzana Riaz told a news conference on Monday that sources in the transgender community in Saudi Arabia had told her the two Pakistanis were beaten to death with sticks.

We are deeply saddened by the deaths of these two innocent trans persons in Saudi Arabia, Riaz, a leader of the group Trans Action Pakistan, said in Peshawar.

Riaz showed journalists several photos of those still in custody that she said had been sent to her by contacts in Saudi Arabia, along with messages sent via cellphone.

Qamar Naseem, a rights activist from the Blue Veins group, told the same news conference he had shared available information about the incident with members of Pakistans parliament.

The Pakistani interior min...


Media Silent As Pro-Trump Rallies Get ViolentAgainst Trump Supporters "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The mainstream media has stayed surprisingly silent as some pro-Trump rallies held over the weekend turned violent when anti-Trump protestors and self-proclaimed anarchists showed up to the March 4 Trump marches.

The marches were organized across the country and one such event took place in Berkeley, California at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park, only a few blocks from the university. The college is well-known for its liberal students, so it was no surprise that anti-Trump protesters made an appearance, but no one was prepared for the violence that ensued.

A few minutes before the march was set to commence, fights broke out after shouting matches escalated into kicking and hitting each other. With bare fists, assault with signs, and the involvement of police dressed in riot gear, the result of the fighting was 10 arrests.

Credit: Leah Mills/San Francisco Chronicle

According to Berkeley police, five were for battery, four were for assault with a deadly weapon, and one was for resisting arrest. Law enforcement also confiscated metal pipes, baseball bats, two-by-four blocks of wood and bricks. Seven people were treated on-site for injuries, but none of them needed or wanted to go to the hospital.

With perhaps the biggest backlash to the pro-Trump rallies, Berkeley spearheaded the anti-Trump sentiment on March 4th and photos and videos of the clashes made rounds on social media. Its...


[ANNOUNCE] CVE-2017-5635 and CVE-2017-5636 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Andy LoPresto on Mar 07

Apache NiFi PMC would like to announce the discovery and resolution of CVE-2017-5635 and CVE-2017-5636. These issues
have been resolved and new versions of the Apache NiFi project were released in accordance with the Apache Release

Fixed in Apache NiFi 0.7.2 and 1.1.2

CVE-2107-5635: Apache NiFi Unauthorized Data Access In Cluster Environment

Severity: Important

Versions Affected:

Apache NiFi 0.7.0
Apache NiFi 0.7.1
Apache NiFi...


97-Year-Old Twins Die Tragically Together [Video] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Martha Williams and Jean Haley entered the world together 97 years ago. The twins had just returned home after having dinner with their 89-year-old sister on Friday evening. The younger sister dropped them off but left before they entered the home where Haley resided. The twins were found outside the home in the frigid temperatures, which []

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Abandoned Puppy Goes From Crackhouse To Firehouse After Firefighters Fell In Love With Her "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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When Erica Mahnken and Michael Favor, the founders of a small non-profit rescue organization called No More Pain, received a call in mid-January about a pup that had been abandoned in a house, they fled to the scene to rescue her right away.

It was easy to deduce that the residence was a crackhouse once the pair arrived and that the puppy, a 1-year-old pit bull they named Ashley, had been abused before she had been abandoned. She had cigarette burns on her body and was left with no food, water, or electricity, which meant she was also freezing in the New York City home.

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Since Mahnken and Favor didnt have a foster lined up for her, they asked friends at the New York City Fire Department to watch over her. The fire station agreed to take her in only until she found a permanent home, but things didnt go as planned.

The firefighters at the station immediately fell in love with Ashley with her first tail wag and only waited three days before calling No More Pain and asking if they could adopt her collectively. When met with a resounding yes from Favor and Mahnken, Ashley was officially the new FDNY station dog.



Japanese, Singaporean banks finance controversial Indonesian coal plant "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

After French banks were pressured into pulling out of a funding project for a $3.36 billion coal plant in Indonesia, a syndicate of Asian banks including Singapore's OCBC was happy to step in.


New York Times Wiretap Story. "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

 This is beyond bizarre.   Can the reporter not read his own stories from a month before?  Obviously you cannot go out and claim that the whole case against Trump for Russian contact is based on 'intercepted' communication and then claim that the counter claim of wiretapping is spurious.  That the whole exercise proved nothing is incidental then.

It is not incidental that the New York times knew about the wire tapping.  They are in fact now in possession of evidence or they are fabricating something somewhere.  How do you wish to go down?

There are now plenty of issues arising over the behavior of the Obama Administration in its last days.  What is egregious is the deliberate efforts to cast doubts on the authenticity of Trumps win.  This has given permission for the true believers to continue the pre electoria...


Afghanistan: Police in Volatile South Not Paid for Weeks "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police to fight insurgency is undermined by irregular pay and leave.

Afghan policemen inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, February 28, 2017. Credit: Abdul Malik/Reuters

Afghan policemen inspect vehicles at a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, February 28, 2017. Credit: Abdul Malik/Reuters

Kabul/Kandahar: Police in parts of volatile southern Afghanistan have not been paid for weeks, officials say, undermining morale at a time when Taliban militants traditionally increase attacks on security forces.

The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.

Dost Mohammad Nayab, spokesman for the governor of Uruzgan province, said local officials had spoken repeatedly with the interior ministry about wage arrears, but had received no satisfactory response, echoing comments from other officials in the region.

Our police forces havent been paid for a month, said Ghulam Farouq Sangari, police chief in the neighbouring province of Zabul. When we speak with the interior ministry, they just say there are some problems with the system.

An interior ministry spokesman said there had been problems with salary payments in Uruzgan and the eastern province of Nuristan due to a failure with the transfer system at one large Afghan bank.

We are now working on finding another way of transferring money to them, said spokesman Najib Danish.

However, another government official said the problem was also caused by concerns in some areas that payrolls were being inflated by non-existent ghost police and exacerbated by delays in getting the national budget approved in parliament.

When that happens, it delays all the payments, said the official, who spoke anonymously because he was not authorised to talk to the media.

In the line of fire

Police units, usually worse paid and equipped than the military, are a core part of Afghanistans security forces, taking on much of the fighting against Taliban insurgents and often suffering higher casualties than the army.

Their pay has been a problem for years, despite efforts...


Researchers Successfully Plant Extinct Tree After Finding Ancient Seeds In A Jar "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The Judean date palm tree might look like a regular palm, but it lives in infamy in a number of ancient texts, including the Old Testament, and thrived for thousands of years in the Middle East. King David of the Hebrew Bible even named his daughter Tamar, after the Hebrew name for the tree.

The trees were a staple crop in the Kingdom of Judea once they flourished after their appearance over 3,000 years ago and became a common sign of good fortune. However, in 70 AD, the Roman Empire sought to gain control of the kingdom and destroyed all the trees they could find to cripple the economy. By 500 AD, the trees were completely extinct.

Credit: Wikipedia

It wasnt until the 1960s that an excavation of Herod the Greats palace in Palestine uncovered a small number of seeds in a clay jar that was estimated to be 2,000 years old. Though the discovery was exciting, the seeds were thought to be useless and were kept in a drawer at Tel Avivs Bar-Ilan University for four decades. It wasnt until 2005, when botanical researcher Elaine Solowey decided to give them a shot and plant one seed that she realized they were still viable.

I assumed the food in the seed would be no good after all that time. How could it be? said Solowey.



Genocide and the Philippines-American War. President Rodrigo Duterte and Neocolonialism David Icke latest headlines

Has Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte declared an end to the long-standing U.S.-Philippine alliance by seeking closer relations with China and Russia? It seems that Americas Pacific Century intended to maintain its influence throughout the Asia-Pacific region and isolate China has hit a major roadblock. The relationship between the Philippines and the United States has been quite interesting with Duterte making headlines across the world in 2016 criticizing the foreign policy of the Obama administration. According to a Reuters report on October 20th Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost on Dutertes trip to China last October with a business delegation of over 200 people. Duterte spoke at a forum in the Great Hall of the People, and said in this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States. Duterte continued Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost according to the report. Read more: Genocide and the Philippines-American War. President Rodrigo Duterte and Neocolonialism


India Announces Plans To Convert 7,000 Railway Stations Into Solar-Powered Facilities "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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India may be one of the most environmentally-unfriendly countries in the world, but they sure are making a great effort to combat their emissions and eco-laws as of late. Last month, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the nations intention to convert 7,000 of their railway stations into solar-powered facilities and eliminate traditional energy use in these stations.

It is proposed to feed at least 7,000 stations with solar power in the medium term. A beginning has already been made in 300 stations, Jaitley said.

The plan includes the installation of solar panels directly on the roof and surrounding ground of the stations, and the first phase with minimum megawatt capacity has already begun in two states. Further phases involve increasing the megawatt capacity at all railway stations and making them completely reliant on solar power.

Credit: The Climate Group

Some are concerned with the funding behind this project, but India has been collecting taxes on coal mined within the country and imported from elsewhere for years and has so far generated more than $8 billion in taxes.

The revenue from the tax has also gone to efforts to clean drinking water and the conservation of Indias forests. In total, India has collected...


The Dubious Story of the Murder of Kim Jong Nam "IndyWatch Feed"

In the West, even among people who consider themselves not susceptible to government-corporate media propaganda, any wild story about North Korea can be taken as credible. We should ask ourselves why that is the case, given what we know about the history of government and media fabrications, often related to gaining our acquiescence to a []



Sticking Pins In Baby Carrots: Trump's Media Frightened Of Witchcraft, But He May Be His Own Curse (ala Putin) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Trump's media and Evangelical friends are afraid of the call for witches to cast a "binding" curse on Trump until he leaves office. But who's really sating a spell on Trump?


Fearing Feral Hog Apocalypse - Texas Acts "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

 They all have to be insane.  That means a million sows all able to produce a litter of several more every year.  These hogs must be actively harvested and put into our meat system. That means that the wild herds need to be identied and actually owned as was true traditionally when they were set loose in the woods.

The sooner this is done the better.  Our whole approach to the wild generally is heading for an apocalypse in which massive feral herds on perfectly good game animals are no longer been actively reduced by human hunting.

Quite simply we either do the job or Wolves and Grizzlies will and they will both hunt us as well.  Neither will it take generations either.  Deer herds are already unmanageable by simple hunting.  we no longer have the boots on the ground.

But we do have the tools to monitor and manage and harvest as needed...


Texas Hog Hunters Association VP: 'We dont think poison is the way to go'

CBS News - FEBRUARY 22, 2017 128 Comments

Announcing the feral hog apocalypse is within reach, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has approved of the first pesticide targeting wild pigs, CBS Dallas reports.


Trump, Watergate, Nixon, Rockefeller: The Real Lesson "IndyWatch Feed Tech"


I have never heard this particular narrative before. We are back again to the Great Conspiracy, but far too many folks seem to go to great lengths to be implicated to dismiss it wholesale.  It is an easy sell in many ways but flawed by human stupidity.

I want to say that i am no fan of either protectionism or tariffs generally.  Both distort to p...


Our Job" Is To "Control Exactly What People Think" "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

How profoundly arrogant. The stock market has its answer for such hubris, This how the media has actually lost over half the voting public and they will not be back.  In fact if this is what our talikng heads really think, then we are better off without them.

I see a bunch of stupid people full of their own pride , disdaining actual discourse as beneath them.

What ever happened with been a servant of the people whose attention you need in order to attract revenue?

MSNBC Anchor: "Our Job" Is To "Control Exactly What People Think"

by Tyler Durden

Feb 22, 2017 11:51 PM

During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is "trying to undermine the media," MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media's "job" is to "actually control exactly what people think."


Tuesday nightCap "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

(ex)Mythbuster Adam Savage visits Weta Workshop and the movie Scarlett Johanssen wears this costume:

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Interview: how can better policy empower women on the move? "IndyWatch Feed"

Women experience migration different than men do, and with the right policies that can be a source of empowerment more than a source of risk.

A refugee woman carrying a maitress in Scaramagas refugee camp. Fotomovimiento/Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Catherine: My name is Catherine Tactaquin. I am the director for the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and a member of the Women and Migration Network.

Cameron: One of the assumptions you hear a lot in the press is that most of the people on the move today are unmarried men. Can we start with you giving us a corrective on the realities of womens migration around the world today?

Catherine: Women are certainly migrating in large numbers around the world today and half of all migrants are women in fact. They do, however, face a different reality than men. A lot of migration policies are based on the migration of men, and not on the migration of women, children, and families. So these policies are not gender neutral. Women do have a different experience, both in the countries from which they came and during transit, which is often much more complicated. They experience a different reality when crossing borders, especially for those who have no immigration documents and who are therefore in more vulnerable situations.

Cameron: What causes these experiences to be so different?

Catherine: For one, we live in a world that is not often friendly to migration. Especially not for those who are forced migrants or displaced due to climate change, extreme poverty, or unemployment. Climate change, for example, often affects rural areas and what might be considered women's jobs. So women are often displaced that way and thrown into situations in which they must move.

Simply providing visas is not enough: the human rights and social protections of those migrants must be ensured throughout their migration process.

They are also often responsible for the migration of their families, taking care of their children, their children's welfare, and their familys health issues. They may be pregnant, they may be giving birth in transit it is a very complicated situation. They are not only subject to very difficult conditions in the countries from which they are leaving, but they may be giving birth as they are approaching a border that has no safe passage. They are thrown into detention...


South Africa former SAPS colonel arrested with rhino horn now caught robbing bank "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Khaya Koko

A colonel who was expelled from the SAPS for possessing rhino horn illegally has again been caught on the wrong side of the law for allegedly trying to rob a bank.

Former colonel Innocent Khumalo was arrested along with police reservist Lehlohonolo Leeba of Diepkloof, casting a spotlight on rogue elements within the police force. The two men, along with civilian Lloyd Sebokoana, allegedly shot and seriously injured a security guard who tried to apprehend them while trying to rob a Standard Bank branch in Roodepoort.

Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo said there were a few customers in the bank at the time of the robbery and that no one else had been injured. However, the men did not get away with any money and police quickly responded to a distress call from the bank, where they found the three and arrested them, Masondo said.

All three were remanded at the Krugersdorp Correctional Facility for a formal bail application, which is to be heard tomorrow. Six people were involved in the bank robbery three were arrested at the scene, while three other suspects fled. We are following some leads on the three suspects who fled.

Masondo also confirmed that Khumalos criminal case on the rhino issue was still before the courts. While this raises questions regarding the SAPS harbouring criminals, Masondo maintained their recruitment and vetting processes were tight, saying the SAPS had an extensive recruitment process which thoroughly scrutinises prospective officers.

The other thing which we do during the recruitment process is to consult with community leaders where prospective officers come to get the background of the person, over and above the criminal records we check.

Head of the governance, crime and justice division at the Institute for Security Studies, Gareth Newham, told The Star that it was crucially important for the police not to rely solely on their recruitment and vetting systems.

Some people only become involved in crime or corruption long after theyve joined the police. So they might join the police without having intentions of becoming involved in crime, but over time criminals approach them and they suddenly realise how much power they have.



Plans to Dismantle Obamacare Unveiled, Critics Pounce "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as

The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act, widely referred to as Obamacare, outside the Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center in Jackson, Mississippi, US on October 4, 2013. Credit: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Washington: Long-awaited legislation to dismantle Obamacare was unwrapped on Monday by US Republicans, who called for ending health insurance mandates and rolling back extra healthcare funding for the poor in a package that drew immediate fire from Democrats.

In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democratic President Barack Obamas signature domestic policy achievement, Republicans including President Donald Trump have long vowed to repeal and replace the law. But they failed for years to coalesce around an alternative.

With a proposal now on the table, the fate of the plan is uncertain even with Republican majorities in both chambers. Also unclear is where Trump stands on many of the details.

Today marks an important step toward restoring healthcare choices and affordability back to the American people, the White House said in a statement, adding Trump looked forward to working with Congress on replacing Obamacare.

Republicans condemn Obamacare as government overreach, and Trump has called it a disaster.

Critics complained about the penalty the law charged those who refused to buy insurance. The Republican proposal would repeal that penalty immediately.

Congressional Democrats denounced the Republican plan, saying it would hurt Americans by requiring them to pay more for healthcare, to the benefit of insurers.

Obamacare is popular in many states, even some controlled by Republicans. It has brought health insurance coverage to about 20 million previously uninsured Americans, although premium increases have angered some.

About half those people gained coverage through an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor. The Republican proposal would end the Medicaid expansion on Jan. 1, 2020, and cap Medicaid funding after that date.

Just before the plan was unveiled, four moderate Senate Republicans jointly expressed concern that an earlier draft would not adequately protect those...


Nigeria why court adjourned Patience Jonathans suit against EFCC "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Why court adjourned Patience Jonathans suit against EFCC


A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday adjourned till April 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to unfreeze bank accounts she claims belong to her.

Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned proceedings after counsel requested for more time to study an affidavit filed by Mike Ozekhome, counsel to the fourth and fifth defendants.

The counsel to the second defendant, Lanre Ogunlesi, a senior advocate of Nigeria, said he had not been served the affidavit said to have been filed by Mr. Ozekhome.

Responding, Mr. Ozekhome said the courts bailiff was unable to serve the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as the commission had concluded the days activities before his arrival.

We are just coming into this matter and my lord on Friday we were able to file our paper. We filed on Friday and and my junior is just telling me that the courts bailiff said that by the time he got to the EFCC, they had closed and this morning they refused service, said Mr. Ozekhome.

Now my lord sir, there is another snag we just encountered, the registrar at the court took the same affidavit before another judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Babs Kuewumi, so its not in this court and my lord may not have it here....


The 1.4 Billion records recently leaked come from the DB of the Worlds Biggest Spam Networks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A few days ago the experts Chris Vickery announced that he will reveal the source of a massive data leak. Now he said it is from worlds biggest spam networks.

A few days ago the popular cyber security expert Chris Vickery from security firm MacKeeper announced that he will shortly reveal the source of a huge data breach impacting individuals.

The huge archive contains 1.4 billion email addresses, names, physical addresses and IP addresses. For sure it will be one the largest data breach of 2017.

Vickery also offered a teaser of the leak, also reducing the number of identities by 30,000.

Security experts made several hypotheses about the name of the alleged victim of the data breach, one of them was the Aadhaar, the worlds largest biometric ID system, with over 1.123 billion enrolled members as of 28 February 2017.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) promtly denies their archive was the source of the leak.

The reality is quite different.

Vickery shared the data with the expert Steve Ragan from Salted Hash and discovered an unsecured repository of backup files linked to a notorious spamming organization called River City Media (RCM).

This is the story of how River City Media (RCM), Alvin Slocombe, and Matt Ferris, accidentally exposed their entire operation to the public after failing to properly configure their Rsync backups. reported Salted Hash.

The data from this well-known, but slippery spamming operation, was discovered by Chris Vickery, a security researcher for MacKeeper and shared with Salted Hash, Spamhaus, as well as relevant law enforcement agencies.



South Africa panicking Zuma has thrown caution to the wind as ANC bust-up worsens "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


2017-03-07 07:39

President Jacob Zuma. (Supplied, Msholozi)

President Jacob Zuma. (Supplied, Msholozi)

A full-blown bust-up in the ANC cannot be far away. There will be blood on the walls for sure.

President Jacob Zuma has thrown all caution to the wind and isnt even hiding his contempt for the Constitution any longer.

He and his faction of the ANC and their partners in crime with the big bucks are panicking that their hold on power is slipping and theyre going for broke.

Last Friday Zuma not only blatantly contradicted his own partys clear policies, he did something that no ANC leadership figure has done since 1994: in effect demand that one of the Constitutions most critical pillars of stability, the right to own property, be scrapped.

It is called the Robert Mugabe option.

Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF lost a referendum in February 2000 when voters rejected proposals to entrench his powers and the confiscation of white-owned land.

Mugabes reaction was to allow and encourage the violent occupation of this land and to kneecap the judiciary, steps that pushed Zimbabwe over the failed state cliff.

Members of Zumas Cabinet and parliamentary caucus openly criticised the way he repudiated established policy positions and everything said by ANC speakers during the land debate just a few days before his utterances.

All the signs are there that Zuma has actually decided to push hard to stay on as president of the country after he was replaced as ANC leader in December.

He is facing a criminal trial and if that does take pace, certain jail time. He is also slowly losing his battle for the heart of the ANC, at least outside the traditional rural areas. Time for reckless populism and annihilating enemies.

If Zuma is allowed to stay on as president after the December elective conference, well probably be stuck with him until the election of m...


As Attack on Jobs Escalates, AFL-CIO Chief Pledges to 'Partner' with Trump Administration David Icke latest headlines

Friday was the last day of work for 1,300 General Motors hourly employees at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. Less than a year after being hired and promised full-time positions by GM and union officials, the workers are out of a job. Medical insurance is running out at the end of the month, and there are few prospects for decent jobs in a city where 117,000 workers are unemployed. The job cuts in Detroit provide a far more realistic picture of the US economy than soaring stock markets or the Fed officials fantasies about full employment. Yet the layoff of 1,300 workers was not even deemed newsworthy by the local media. It also did not rate a mention by President Trump, who has appointed GMs CEO to his corporate advisory board. The Detroit job cuts follow more than 2,000 GM layoffs in Lansing, Michigan, and Lordstown, Ohio in January. They anticipate a far greater onslaught as US corporations restructure in response to the global economic slowdown and increasing international competition. Read more: As Attack on Jobs Escalates, AFL-CIO Chief Pledges to Partner with Trump Administration


Kenya and other African governments struggle with role of social media "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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African governments versus social media: Why the uneasy relationship?

The list of African countries blocking access to social media during elections is growing. Shutterstock

Many Kenyan social media users are worried that the government will shut down the internet during Augusts general election. Kenyas Communications Authority has attempted to reassure voters that this is unlikely. However, fears that internet freedoms could be at risk are not unfounded.

The list of African countries that have blocked access to social media during elections and other politically sensitive periods is growing.

Over the past year this included; Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo,...


Maharashtra: 19 Foetuses Found in Sangli District in Suspected Abortion Racket "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The police are also probing if a cross-border sex determination and abortion racket is in operation in Sangli, which borders Karnataka.

Credit: MTSOfan/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Credit: MTSOfan/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Mumbai: On Tuesday, March 6, the police arrested a doctor couple, who were on the run, in connection to the 19 foetuses found dumped near a stream in a village in Sangli district of Maharashtra.

The Sangli police on March 5 found 19 foetuses dumped near a stream at Mhaisal village in Miraj block in Sangli. The foetuses were wrapped in plastic bags and were either in the process of decomposition or remains of flesh and bones.

The police came across this racket of illegal abortions while probing the death of a woman during an abortion at the private hospital of Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure, a homeopath. The foetuses have been sent to the government hospital in Miraj to determine if the foetuses are male or female.

Sangli superintendent of police Dattatray Shinde said, On March 1, Swati Jamdade (26) died during abortion procedure in Miraj. Sunil Jadhav, Swatis father had lodged complaint at Miraj rural police station against Pravin Jamdade, her husband, and Dr Babasaheb Khidrapure, in whose hospital the abortion was carried. Pravin has also been arrested. The police have invoked IPC sections 314 (Death caused by act done with intent to cause miscarriage), 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth), 316 (causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide), 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (common intention).

According to the FIR lodged by Jadhav, Pravin called him on February 28 saying that they had found out that Swati was pregnant with a girl child and were going to abort the child at Bharati Hospital run by Khidrapure. The couple already had two daughters.

Jadhav requested Pravin to not abort the child but they went ahead with the abortion, during which Swatis condition became critical. Swati was then moved to another private hos...


Obama Ordered Abuse of Intelligence to Sabotage Trump Policies "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In its last months the Obama administration ordered the intelligence agencies to collect and distribute information of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia. This to prevent any change by the Trump administration of the hostile policy towards Russia that the Obama administration instituted. The intent was also to give the intelligence services blackmail material against the Trump crew to prevent any changes in their undue, freewheeling independence.


Kenya one of the last great tuskers poached in Tsavo "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Star (Kenya)

Mar. 07, 2017, 9:00 amSatao II, named after another famed giant shot in 2014, was found dead in Tsavo National Park./DAILY MAIL
Satao II, named after another famed giant shot in 2014, was found dead in Tsavo National Park./DAILY MAIL

Poachers have killed a 50-year-old giant tusker elephant with a poisoned arrow, leaving just 25 of the iconic animals left in the world.

Satao II, named after another famed giant shot in 2014, was found dead in Tsavo National Park.

The huge animals are so called because of their impressive tusks, which are so long they nearly scrape the ground.

Rangers found Satao II, who was very approachable and loved by visitors, on a routine aerial reconnaissance of the park.

Two poachers thought to be responsible for the killing were arrested before they could run away with the animals prized ivory.

According to Richard Moller, of the Tsavo Tru...


Donald Trumps New Travel Ban Raises Bar for Legal Challenges "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

New American citizens take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalisation ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, US, March 1, 2017. Credit: Mike Segar/Reuters

New American citizens take the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalisation ceremony in Newark, New Jersey, US, March 1, 2017. Credit: Mike Segar/Reuters

New York/San Francisco: The new, more narrowly tailored temporary travel ban President Donald Trump signed on Monday will be more difficult to challenge successfully in court, legal experts said.

They said that since his order no longer covers legal residents or existing visa holders, and makes waivers possible for some business, diplomatic and other travellers, challengers are likely to have a harder time finding people in the US who can legally claim they have been harmed, and thus have so-called standing to sue.

Trumps first executive order signed on January 27 banned travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and halted refugee admission for four months, barring Syrian refugees indefinitely. Its hasty implementation caused chaos and protests at airports. The order was hit with more than two dozen lawsuits, many that claimed it discriminated against Muslims.

The new ban, which goes into effect on March 16, removes Iraq and adds categories of people who would be exempt from the order. The Trump administration said the executive order is necessary for national security reasons.

It also lists groups of people that could be eligible for waivers, including travellers who have previously been admitted to the US for work or school, those seeking to visit or live with a close relative and who would face hardship if denied entry; infants, young children and adoptees or people in need of medical care, employees of the US government and international organisations among others.

All the exceptions make the new order a lot harder to attack, said Andrew Greenfield, an immigration attorney with Fragomen law firm in Washington D.C.

Trump had promised to make the new directive harder to fight in court and many of the changes were expected.

They dotted their is and crossed their ts in trying to anticipate what litigation might result, said Stephen Yale-Loehr, a Cornell Law School professor who specialises in immigration. He said opponents might still be able to find plaintiffs a US citizen could potentially sue if the government denies a waiver to...


Man who slit his throat in court to avoid prison is sentenced for possessing knife David Icke latest headlines

A man has been sentenced after slashing his throat in court over fears he was facing prison for accusations of sexual assault against a shopkeeper. Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, collapsed in a pool of blood after cutting his throat with a 3in blade which he managed to get through security at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on January 11. He was airlifted to Morriston hospital in Swansea and has been on remand since being discharged the next day. Swansea Crown Court heard Pawlowski had hidden the knife under the bin. Once in the courtroom, the defendant asked to go to the toilet, and when he returned he was holding the blade and started concerted efforts to cut his throat and began bleeding profusely, according to Prosecutor Robin Rouch. Read more: Man who slit his throat in court to avoid prison is sentenced for possessing knife


Ardern confirmed as deputy "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacinda Ardern was unopposed and therefore confirmed as Labour deputy leader today, as expected so it didnt get much attention. Someone at The Standard Notices and Features tried a ra ra post Congratulations Jacinda Ardern! but it got a lukewarm response with not many bothering to comment. Here is Labours Facebook pic: Meanwhile []


Father of Slain Soldier Who Slammed Trump Says Travel Rights Under Review "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, said he had not been given a reason as to why his travel privileges were being reviewed.

Gold-Star father Khizr Khan, father of US Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 in Iraq, puts his hand to his heart as he takes part in a discussion panel on the Muslim and refugee ban in the US Capitol in Washington February 2, 2017. Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Gold-Star father Khizr Khan, father of US army captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 in Iraq, puts his hand to his heart as he takes part in a discussion panel on the Muslim and refugee ban in the US Capitol in Washington February 2, 2017. Credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Toronto: The father of an American soldier killed in Iraq who came under criticism last year from then-candidate Donald Trump said he has canceled a speaking engagement in Toronto after being notified that his US travel privileges were under review.

Khizr Khan, an American citizen born in Pakistan, said he had not been given a reason as to why his travel privileges were being reviewed. He did not say what kind of review he was subject to, which US agency ordered it or who told him of the change.

This turn of events is not just of deep concern to me but to all my fellow Americans who cherish our freedom to travel abroad, Khan said in a statement issued by the engagement organiser on Monday. I am grateful for your support and look forward to visiting Toronto in the near future.

Khan had planned to speak at a luncheon in Toronto on Tuesday in a discussion about President Trumps administration, according to Ramsay Talks, a Toronto-based speaker series hosted by Bob Ramsay.

Khan declined to comment further in an email exchange with Reuters.

The organisation said in the same statement that Khan, a US citizen for over 30 years, was notified Sunday evening that his travel privileges were being reviewed.

Mr Khan will not be traveling to Toronto on March 7 to speak about tolerance, understanding, unity and the rule of law, said Ramsay Talks, which announced guests would be refunded the ticket price of C$89.

US Customs & Border Protection said it does not contact travellers in advance of their travel out of the US, according to an official who said any US citizen with a passport may travel out of the country. CBP would not comment specifically on the Khan case, citing pr...


Zimbabwe civil servants to be paid overdue bonuses after sit-in "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


HARARE Zimbabwes government on Monday agreed to pay outstanding cash bonuses, bringing an end to a brief sit-in protest by public workers, union leaders and a government minister said.

The issue that we were clamouring for, which is the cash payment of bonuses, has been accepted, said Raymond Majongwe, secretary general of Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.

Doctors called off a three-week strike on Sunday after government approved increased allowances and created 250 new jobs, the same day President Robert Mugabe returned from medical leave in Singapore.

Civil service unions said the 2016 bonuses would be staggered, starting with the army, doctors and nurses being paid in April, police in May and teachers in June.

Prisca Mupfumira, the public service and labour minister confirmed the bonus agreement with the unions.

Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has previously said the government requires $180 million for bonuses.

The southern African nation had failed to pay civil servants their bonuses due to a lack of funds. An offer to substitute the bonus with land was rejected by unions.

Reuters earlier saw signs the sit-in was not being adhered to everywhere.

At the government registry in the capital Harare, officials were issuing passports and birth certificates as normal, while teachers taught lessons at schools in the city centre.

Last July government operations were brought to a halt after a public sector strike coincided with a stay at home rallying call by social media groups.

(Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Joe Brock)


Castro describes Trumps policies as irrational, egotistical David Icke latest headlines

Cuban President Raul Castro has strongly criticized the president of the United States for his irrational and egotistical views on immigration and trade. Castro said at a summit of leftist leaders in Venezuela on Sunday that US President Donald Trumps new immigration ban and his plans to construct a border wall to stop Mexican immigrants from entering the country were irrational. He added that the border wall aimed to block all the Latin American people from entering the US and not just Mexicans. The Cuban president said an unfair international economic system was causing growing inequality and poverty, forcing people to migrate. Read more: Castro describes Trumps policies as irrational, egotistical


Restored Republic via a GCR as of March 7, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR as of March 7 2017

Compiled in the early morning hours EST of 7 March 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. March 7 2017 12:00 am EST Intel Situation Report: "Ouroboros" - Intel SITREP - 00:00 EST - Tuesday - March 7, 2017

1. HSBC currency exchange divisions overseas have been performing since the weekend at the T4 level with actual revalued screen rates.

Sunday - Asia
Monday - Europe
Tuesday - ?

2. Paul Ryan's healthcare replacement bill for Obamacare came out Mon. night March 6 2017. Thiswill absorb American media attention on Tues. March 7 2017.

3. Infamous "Vault 7" Wikileaks material is coming out Tues. morning at 3am EST which brings sudden attention to the French Presidential election. This will absorb European media attention on Tues. March 7 2017.

4. Clearly they're not worried about absorbing Canadian or Mexican media. LOL. Just not that many currency redeemers in those countries obviously.

5. Opening Screen Rates:

IQD 16+
VND 12+
IDR 5+
ZIM 2+
AFA 1+

6. No NDAs required for screen rate redemptions (or less).

7. No structured payout programs required for screen rate redemptions (or less, but still available for any number, and recommended).

8. The Admiral in Reno has completed his banking requirements Mon. March 6 2017, including hydrating and releasing his sub-group paymasters.

9. Did you know former Nuclear Submarine Commander Bob (aka the Admiral) was offered to become the first restored Republic's Treasury Secretary and turned it down? True story.

B. March 6 2017 10:34 pm EST GCR/RV Update: "Rates and NDA's" - GCR/RV Update - Monday - March 6, 2017

1. There is no NDA for those who accept the below screen rate.

2. There is no NDA for a normal currency exchange at the screen rate.

3. An NDA is required for humanitarian project funders and job creators because it is a big responsibility with more oversight required.

C. Marc...



French election 2017: Where the candidates stand on energy and climate change "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The French presidential elections are fast approaching with the first voting round set to be held on 23 April and the run-off between the top two candidates if neither wins a majority on 7 May.

Climate change as an issue has risen in importance in France over the past few years, particularly in light of the countrys key role in guiding the historical Paris Agreement into being in 2015. However, it has not featured strongly as an issue in the French elections thus far.

Carbon Brief takes a detailed look at what the candidates have to say about climate change and energy, drawing on their manifestos and public statements.

Whos who

The odds are currently looking good for former economy minister and investment banker Emmanuel Macron, who launched his presidential bid back in November 2016 under his own recently launched progressive party En Marche! (On The Move!).

Marine Le Pen, the right-wing Front National (FN) leader who came third in the last French election in 2012, is also a prominent candidate.

Meanwhile, Republican party nominee Franois Fillon, who served as prime minister of France from 2007 to 2012 under former president Nicolas Sarkozy, is currently continuing in the race despite being embroiled in a scandal over allegations that members of his family were paid public money for fictitious jobs.

Carbon Brief trawled the candidates manifestos and public statements for climate and energy content and translated them into English. The results are summarised in the interactive grid, below. You can view the results by topic or by candidate and follow the links to source material. If no link is provided, the statement comes from the candidates manifesto.


Iraq forces retake Mosul's government complex and museum "IndyWatch Feed War"


Seizing the government complex marks a symbolic step towards restoring state authority over Mosul


Do financial markets care about sustainability? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Capital markets don't give companies brownie points for being sustainable, it was pointed out at a recent event in Singapore. Asia's sustainability crowd was united in its disagreement.


Americas Hidden Water Affordability Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why water is a stealth crisis in places like Seattle and Atlanta and will become an economic and social problem for more cities soon.


Video: US armoured convoy enter Manbij, Syria "IndyWatch Feed"

US troops were spotted in a convoy of armoured vehicles in the Syrian city of Manbij. COURTESY: RTs RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE Via Youtube


Celestial resurrection? Pluto could become a planet again along with 100+ other objects "IndyWatch Feed"

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 04:59 Scientists have had an on-again-off-again relationship with Plutos status since 2006 when it was downgraded to a dwarf planet. But changes to the criteria for planets could mean a comeback for the icy globe. Pluto could become a planet again depending on changes to the International Astronomical Unions (IAU) []



Definition of Madness: Spain Needs Bigger Banks, Apparently "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Not having learned a thing from merged banks that then collapsed.

Spains banking sector is about to be hit by a new wave of mergers and acquisitions, according to US rating agency Standard & Poors. The new phase of industry consolidation will begin with the stealth merger of largely state-owned Bankia with wholly state-owned Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN).

The two banks, each the product of two madcap mergers of Spains most insolvent savings banks, will be merged into one entity that is expected to become Spains fourth biggest bank by assets. The merger is more or less a done deal, for the simple reason that besides Bankia, BMN has no other suitors and its IPO last year was a complete dud. No private sector player seems willing to even touch its assets with a barge pole, let alone buy them at a discount.

Zero Synergies

Two renowned Spanish economists, Daniel Lacalle and Javier Santacruz Cano, have already expressed serious reservations about the proposed operation. Most importantly, there are no synergies to be had, they argue, since Bankia already enjoys a strong presence in virtually all the regions where BMN is present.

This type of operation between banks normally creates no value, says Lacalle

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Bahraini officials file lawsuit to dissolve largest leftist political party David Icke latest headlines

Bahraini authorities have filed a lawsuit to dissolve the countrys largest leftist political party as part of the ruling Al Khalifah regimes heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. In a statement on Monday, Bahrains Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments accused the National Democratic Action Society (Waad) of incitement of acts of terrorism and promoting violent and forceful overthrow of the Manama regime. The group glorified convicted terrorists and saboteurs who used weapons and detonated bombs in killing and wounding several security [personnel], threatened citizens and residents safety and damaged private and public properties, the statement added. Read more: Bahraini officials file lawsuit to dissolve largest leftist political party


3 Exciting Biotech Trends to Watch Closely in 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

As I start to look at the emerging trends of 2017 from the vantage of IndieBio, where we see hundreds of biotech startup applications and technologies per year, a few key themes are already emerging. Even as political landscapes change, science and technology continue to push forward.

1. Cell Therapies and Regenerative Medicine

Most of us have seen science fiction shows that show future doctors regrowing and replacing entire organs. That fiction is now becoming a reality with cell therapies from companies like Juno (curing two infants with leukemia of their previously treatment resistant cancers with engineered T-cells), induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) pioneered by the Nobel prize winning scientist, Shinya Yamanaka that can become any cell in the body, growing organoids (mini organs with some function of a fully grown organ like the stomach organoids grown by researchers in Ohio), and entirely re-grown organs.


The 15 Biggest Threats To Humanity Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

With attention squarely focused on the criminality of politicians, particularly that of the US presidential candidates, its easy to overlook the people and corporations really responsible for all this chaos. Much of the US political landscape for over a hundred years, and arguably long before, has been controlled by a small minority of wealthy families, individuals, and institutions with a specific agenda. Through political and economic machinations over the years, these groups and their minions have funded both sides of wars and profited from them. They are the corporations who pollute our planet and exploit us all. They are the banks which make us slaves to imaginary debt. Worse still, they own the politicians and police forces that are meant to serve us, yet they seek to undermine us and our democracy at every turn. Regardless of where you live, the following people and corporate entities are working against all of us, seeking only to procure still more power and influence and control every aspect of our lives. Its about time we learned their names.


Russian general hit by roadside bomb in Syria loses both legs David Icke latest headlines

Russian Major General Pyotr Milyukhin lost both his legs and an eye when a radio controlled bomb hit a military convoy heading from the Tiyas airfield, west of Palmyra, to the Syrian city of Homs, it has been confirmed. Milyukhin is in an intensive care unit at Russias Main Military Clinical Hospital, medical officials confirmed to RIA Novosti on Friday. The hospital refused to disclose any details, but said that the high-ranking officer had been placed in the 56th department. Read more: Russian general hit by roadside bomb in Syria loses both legs


Dozens killed as intense fighting erupts in Myanmar-China border town David Icke latest headlines

At least 30 people have been killed in fresh intense fighting between Myanmars military forces and ethnic armed groups near the border with China. Myanmar authorities said that rebels dressed in police uniforms launched a surprise raid in Laukkai, a major town in the Kokang region of Myanmars northeastern state of Shan, on Monday. Media reports indicated that artillery and small arms fire continued throughout the day across the violence-wracked region. Meanwhile, a statement by the office of Myanmars State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has confirmed that rebels from the Myanmar Nationalities Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) launched an attack early Monday against police and military posts. Read more: Dozens killed as intense fighting erupts in Myanmar-China border town


FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarretts Family (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

We previously reported that the Obama had recently brought back his advisor Valerie Jarrett to aid in his seditious efforts against President Trump. Well, it turns out that Valerie Jarrett has an extensive family history one with plenty of communist activities. We wish we could say we were surprised, but given Obamas own spurious background, this is just another told you so situation. As they say, birds of a feather flock together.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at recent revelations that the FBI had placed Valerie Jarretts father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law under investigation. Her father, Dr. James Bowman, and father-in-law Vernon Jarrett were known as big time Chicago communists with the latter having appeared on the FBIs Security Index as a potential Communist saboteur. And now Valerie Jarrett has gone back to work for another Chicago saboteur, former President Barack Hussein Obama. As Obamas Deep State insiders continue to be exposed, we wonder what other interesting histories will be dredged up?



Pentagon Continues To Underreport Number Of Civilian Deaths In Iraq And Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By:  / AntiMedia   The Pentagon latest official accounting of civilians killed in US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria follows the same formula as all of the previous reports, admitting to just a tiny fraction of the number of civilians known to be killed, and leaving the overall toll laughably below the estimates by interested NGOs.

The Pentagon would only confirm 21 civilian deaths over the course of three months, despite those months covering virtually the whole start of the Iraqi invasion of Mosul, Indeed, just one media report from mid-January showed US-led airstrikes killing 25-30 civilians in a single incident, though naturally this didnt make it into the official count.

Such under-counts have been consistent throughout the war, which has led to the bizarre situation in which the official death toll is 220 civilians, and monitoring groups like Airwars have estimates more than a factor of 10 higher, with their most recent estimate 2,463 civilians killed.

With so much of the US air war focusing on densely populated cities it is not all that surprising that there would be such a large number of slain bystanders, though the desperation of military leaders under both Obama and Trump to make the war look successful is such that they will never admit as much.

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UN court to report Turkey to Security Council for failing to release international judge David Icke latest headlines

A United Nations court has censured Turkey for failing to release an international judge, detained in Ankaras post-coup crackdown, saying it will report the country to the UN Security Council (UNSC). In a ruling issued on Monday, The Hague-based Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) said since Turkey has failed to comply with its obligations in the case of detained judge Aydin Sefa Akay, the legal institution would report the case to the UN Security Council for Ankaras violation of his diplomatic immunity. Turkeys non-compliance materially impedes the Appeals Chambers consideration of the merits of this case and threatens the independence of the Mechanisms judiciary, the courts president Theodor Meron further said in the written ruling. Read more: UN court to report Turkey to Security Council for failing to release international judge


$1m Chicago schools donation: Michelle Obama praises Chance the Rapper "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Former first Lady Michelle Obama has praised Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper after he announced he is donating one million dollars to cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools after a meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner went a little different than it should have. Chance the Rapper, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, used a Friday sit-down with Rauner to press for immediate funding for cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, but said he left flustered over vague answers. The governor gave me a lot of vague answers in our meeting and...

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Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How do you speak about climate change to someone who does not think it's a problem? Choosing your words carefully might change their minds, writes cognitive scientist Rose Hendricks.


First hint of how DNA calculators could supercharge computing "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

By Matt Reynolds

By making DNA endlessly change, researchers have shown how a biological computer might one day solve problems much faster than conventional computers or even quantum computers. Its still a long way from being functional though.

The DNA-based system is an experiment in how it may be possible to make a theoretical type of computer known as a non-deterministic universal Turing machine.


Well Have Fully Automated Driverless Transportation by 2020, Says Top Engineer "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Robots and AI are going to become an everyday part of life, but will that take away other everyday parts of life?


From AI to Anxiety Relief, The Brain Needs a Body "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The goal of transcending flesh is an old fetish. Yogis meditated and fasted for eons in order to rise above our meat casing, performing painful ablutions and inventing kriyas, intense breathing exercises that are physiologically indistinct from intentional hyperventilation. The goal of many religions, from some forms of Tibetan Buddhism to numerous strains of Christianity and Islam, is all about letting the spirit soar free.

While language changes, pretensions remain. Today we talk about uploading consciousness to an as of yet discovered virtual cloud. Artificial intelligence is only moments away, so the story goes, with experts weighing in on the ethical consequences of creating machines void of emotional response systems. In this view consciousness, itself a loaded and mismanaged term, is nothing more than an algorithm waiting to be deciphered. Upon cracking the code, immortality awaits.

Of course others are more grounded. The goal of extending life to 150 years includes the body by default, though the mind is still championed above all else. Yet we seem to age in opposing directions by design. At forty-one little has changed in how I think about myself, yet my body is decaying: a post-knee surgery creek here, a perpetual tight shoulder there. It certainly feels like a slowly approaching transition, even if that, like much of life, is an illusion.


Google and IBM: We Want Artificial Intelligence to Help You, Not Replace You "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In an era of maturing artificial intelligence technology, what does the future of the corporation look like? Will the rise of robots help us do our jobs better, or harm them? This dynamic has become a mainstay of the dialogue around AI, with voices from technology visionaries such as Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking weighing in.

But at Fortunes Most Powerful Women International Summit in Hong Kong on Tuesday, leaders at two of the worlds most powerful tech giants pushed back on those concerns. AI is intended to helpnot hinderthe human workforce, they said.

AI is actually not new for us, said Vanitha Narayanan, chairman of IBM India, whose Watson supercomputer has risen to global acclaim. But technology always comes way ahead of policy.


Apple Is Losing Americas Classrooms to Google and Microsoft "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Apples Macs are losing market share in the critical education market, as Google and Microsoft continue to grow their share.


A Vaccine Therapy Left HIV Patients Virus-Free "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An experimental vaccine therapy left HIV patients without any detectable virus.


Seasteaders Plan to Build a Libertarian Utopia on the High Seas "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Silicon Valley engineers and financiers make up the lions share of the movement.


Can math help explain our bodiesand our diseases? "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

What makes a cluster of cells become a liver, or a muscle? How do our genes give rise to proteins, proteins to cells, and cells to tissues and organs?

The incredible complexity of how these biological systems interact boggles the mindand drives the work of biomedical scientists around the world.

But a pair of mathematicians has introduced a new way of thinking about these concepts that may help set the stage for better understanding of our bodies and other living things.



How Reprogrammed Cells Gave Old Mice New Youth "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Aging isnt a one-way street, finds a new study in which aged mice had their youthfulness restored.


Nanoengineers 3D print biomimetic blood vessel networks "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The new research, led by nanoengineering professor Shaochen Chen, addresses one of the biggest challenges in tissue engineering: creating lifelike tissues and organs with functioning vasculature networks of blood vessels that can transport blood, nutrients, waste and other biological materials and do so safely when implanted inside the body.

Researchers from other labs have used different 3D printing technologies to create artificial blood vessels. But existing technologies are slow, costly and mainly produce simple structures, such as a single blood vessel a tube, basically. These blood vessels also are not capable of integrating with the bodys own vascular system.

Almost all tissues and organs need blood vessels to survive and work properly. This is a big bottleneck in making organ transplants, which are in high demand but in short supply, said Chen, who leads the Nanobiomaterials, Bioprinting, and Tissue Engineering Lab at UC San Diego. 3D bioprinting organs can help bridge this gap, and our lab has taken a big step toward that goal.


More Than A Million Traders Are Boycotting Coca-Cola And Pepsi In India. Heres Why "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By:  / AntiMedia   Trade organizations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi amid concerns the two companies are using excessive amounts of water to produce their products. The Guardian reports that [m]ore than a million traders in India are now boycotting the drinks.

These foreign companies are using up scarce water resources of the state, said K Mohan, Secretary of the Vanigar Sangam, one of the associations supporting the boycott, the Guardian reported. These concerns are particularly relevant amid low rainfall rates during the regions last monsoon. In January the states interim chief minister O Panneerselvam declared the state drought-hit and asked the central government for funds to help farmers.

As the English-language Indian outlet, Daily News and Analysis, reported, The state has been facing its worst-ever drought in recent decades with over 200 farmers reportedly committing suicide due to multiple crop failure.

Vikrama Raja, President of Vanigar Sangam, echoed a similar sentiment, singling out Pepsi and Coca-Cola for their role in the dilemma. [Foreign companies] are exploiting the states water bodies to manufacture aerated drinks while farmers were facing severe drought, he said.

Amit Srivastava, Director of the India Resource Center, a non-government organization, further elaborated on these concerns. According to the Guardian, the India Resource Center estimates that it takes 1.9 litres of water to make one small bottle of Coca-Cola.

Srivastava says demand for sugar from fizzy drinks companies is also hugely problematic in India.

Sugarcane is a water-guzzling crop. It is the wrong crop for India, he said, adding that According to our...


North Korea and Malaysia ban each others citizens from leaving David Icke latest headlines

North Korea has barred Malaysian citizens from leaving the country, prompting Kuala Lumpur to quickly respond with a similar ban amid rising diplomatic tensions between the two sides over the assassination of the North Korean leaders half-brother in Malaysia. All Malaysian nationals in North Korea will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) announced in a Tuesday report, citing the Foreign Ministry. The latest row between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur which have maintained strong relations for years came following the killing of Kim Jong-nam last month by two women using VX nerve agent at an airport in the Malaysian capital. Malaysia has not directly put the blame on North Korea for the assassination, but there is suspicion that Pyongyang had been behind the killing, an accusation strongly rejected by the North. Read more: North Korea and Malaysia ban each others citizens from leaving


Last writes? Student who turns dead animals into pencil cases speaks to RT (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed"

Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 14:01Edited time: 6 Mar, 2017 14:34 A design student who sells stationery made out of dead mice, rats and rabbits says hes had a mixed response to his products. Speaking to RT, Jack Devaney, 22, a 3D design student at Plymouth University, makes pencil cases from the bodies of dead []


Kill People and Be Killed "IndyWatch Feed"

Extraordinary collection of First World War propaganda posters intended to boost US morale comes up for sale A unique collection of propaganda posters which were designed to encourage Americans to support their troops in the First World War is going up for sale this week. The patriotic posters are full of stirring words and patriotic []


German authorities ban appearances by Turkish politicians "IndyWatch Feed"

German authorities ban appearances by Turkish politicians By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz 7 March 2017 The authorities in several German cities have prevented appearances by Turkish government officials who wanted to advocate a yes vote in the constitutional referendum of April 16. About 1.4 million Turkish citizens live in Germany who are entitled []



Who am I? "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Guess who the mystery person is using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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Death by Education "IndyWatch Feed"


Instead of teaching lessons based on the tried and true the results of thousands of years of trial and error schools adhere to the latest whims and fads, damaging youth.


North Korea Stops Malaysians From Leaving After Kim Jong Nams Murder "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

There are 11 Malaysians in North Korea, according to a Malaysian foreign ministry official including three embassy staff, six family members, and two others.

A view of the North Korea embassy that has been sealed off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 7, 2017. Credit: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

A view of the North Korea embassy that has been sealed off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia March 7, 2017. Credit: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Kuala Lumpur/Seoul: North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, sparking tit-for-tat action by Malaysia, as police investigating the murder of Kim Jong Nam in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean embassy.

Malaysia was outraged by the murder of the North Korean leaders estranged half brother at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 by assassins using VX nerve agent, a chemical listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction.

Police have identified eight North Koreans wanted in connection with the murder, including a senior North Korean diplomat and a state airline employee two of the three believed to be hiding in the embassy. The only people charged so far are a Vietnamese woman and an Indonesian woman.

As the row escalated on Tuesday, North Koreas foreign ministry issued a temporary ban on Malaysians leaving in order to ensure the safety of its own diplomats and citizens in Malaysia.

All Malaysian citizens in the DPRK will be temporarily prohibited from leaving the country until the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved, the state-run Korea Central News Agency said, quoting a foreign ministry official.

In this period the diplomats and citizens of Malaysia may work and live normally under the same conditions and circumstances as before.


Malaysia reacted swiftly, condemning Pyongyangs action as hostage-taking and responded by barring all North Koreans from leaving the country.

This abhorrent act, effectively holding our citizens hostage, is in total disregard of all international law and diplomatic norms, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said in a statement, adding that he has summoned an emergency meeting of the national security council.

Najib said he has also instructed the p...


BBC waives chance to inform on Fatah Facebook incitement "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shortly after a surge in terror attacks against Israelis began in the autumn of 2015, the BBC News website produced a backgrounder titled Is Palestinian-Israeli violence being driven by social media?. As was noted here at the time, the backgrounder failed to provide audiences with the full range of information necessary for understanding of the role played by social media in spreading incitement.backgrounder

The question posed in its headline is addressed in a relatively small section of the report (fewer than 200 words) which actually does little to inform readers of the scale and significance of the role of incitement spread via social media in fueling the current wave of terror, of the kind of content appearing on such platforms or of the use of social media by official Palestinian groups other than Hamas including Mahmoud Abbas Fatah party




Why the local food trend will not cut it in a climate change future "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Urban agriculture already plays an important role in global food production, but can it keep cities fed? It might not be enough, says International Water Management Institute's Pay Drechsel.


What is the root cause of a gold bull market? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

What is the root cause of a gold bull market? by Steve Saville If the future were 100% certain then there would be no reason to have any monetary savings. You could be fully invested all of the time and only raise cash immediately prior to cash being needed. By the same token, if the

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Trump to Halt Joint Plan to Fight Islamic State with Russia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Normally, a new US president is treated benevolently by Congress, with lawmakers opening a wide leeway for initiatives coming from an administration. Its different in the case of Donald Trump. He enjoys no honeymoon period, with all his activities obstructed in each and every way.


915 Coins Surgically Removed From Turtle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Don't throw coins near turtles:

Veterinarians laboured for seven hours to remove 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes from a sea turtle suffering chronic stomach ache. [...] Last month, Om Sin, Thai for piggy bank, was sent to the faculty from the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy in Sattahip district in Chonburi last month after it barely swam. A CT scan at the university shocked vets when they saw the mound of coins. [...] According to Thai belief, throwing coins into a turtle pond would stop bad luck.

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Celebrities Told If They Support Trump Hollywood Will Blacklist Them Forever "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Hollywood star has penned an open letter that reveals senior Hollywood executives have ordered Trump supporting stars not to show support for President Trump.A Hollywood star has penned an open letter that reveals senior Hollywood executives have ordered Trump supporting stars not to show support for President Trump otherwise their careers in the industry will be over. The extraordinary letter details the inner workings of Hollywood, and claims there is a Marxist cultural agenda being rolled out by the elites who are working to a multi-year plan. The star, an actor, explains that he is fighting from the inside but claims that he and hundreds of other Trump supporters in Hollywood cannot openly declare their support for their President because it will breach our contracts at the very minimum we will be forever blacklisted. Fortunately, my agent that represents me is very open about everything and is totally cool with me being a Trump supporter but thats not enough. I contacted my lawyer who basically gave me the same advice: If you prefer not to have a potential lawsuit against you, better not wear your MAGA hat to a public event. Hollywood is not fond of free speech If I could only describe the contempt the elite hold, its astounding. These are NOT Americans, although they pretend to be. Their goal is to shape the publics opinion of anyone who [...]


Guillaume Long: EEUU no es ni el polica ni el juez del mundo "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El canciller Guillaume Long rechaz el reciente informe sobre Ecuador y recalc que EE.UU. carece de legitimidad moral para juzgar


La gesta sovitica: Valentina Tereshkova, primera mujer en conquistar el espacio "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El espacio era un mundo totalmente inexplorado por las mujeres hasta el 16 de junio de 1963. Aqu Gaviota, aqu


Poachers Killed This Sloth Bears Mom, And He Didnt Let Go Of Her Until He Was Rescued "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: International Animal Rescue

Poachers do not discriminate when it comes to the animals they kill, which means they often kill mothers and their babies when out hunting. Animals are poached for a number of reasons, but sloth bears are killed because humans are taking more and more of their natural habitat every year and then set up traps so the wild animals dont encroach on the land that was once theirs.

For this baby sloth bear in particular, his mom walked into a high-voltage wire that was set up around a tiger reserve in India, where the mom died from electrocution despite rescuers attempting to save her. In the saddest display of despair and proof of the inhumanity of these traps, the 10-week-old baby sloth bear crawled on top of his mom and refused to leave her side after she died in front of him.

Credit: International Animal Rescue

When rescuers found the pair, the baby was nursing from his moms dead body; this is something that no baby, whether they are human or not, should ever be forced to do.

The only silver lining to the story is that the baby was found in time to save him and that he, somehow, managed to avoid being electrocuted, though he suffered from some burns. He was named Mowgli and taken to Agra Bear Rescue Facility, which is run by the International Animal Rescue and Wildlife SOS.



Mark Levin To CNN Reporter: You Are Thoroughly Dishonest (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Has any news network seen a greater downfall in its public credibility than CNN? Sure, most of us already knew of their blatant bias and dishonesty, but recent polling has shown that even amongst the general public, its credibility has taken a nosedive even by CNNs standards. And rightly so; as we will see by the exchange between Mark Levin and CNN reporter Brian Stetler on what could be the largest political scandal in US history Obamagate.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at just how far the mainstream media will go in their efforts to undermine President Trump. The wiretapping allegations, which were by the way sourced from their own reporting, is dismissed as fake news! Unfortunately, the American public forgets easily; their attention always being manipulated to the latest news cycle. But with the mainstream medias slants and biases being so obvious lately, will it be only a matter of time before the American citizenry see them for the propaganda peddlers that they are?

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Multitudinaria marcha de docentes argentinos en Buenos Aires "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Un alto acatamiento y respaldo tuvo la marcha de los docentes argentinos que salieron con todas sus fuerzas en una


Wiretapping Evidence Against Barack Obama is Overwhelming! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More and more evidence is emerging that Obama ordered that communications from Trumps team be monitored during the 2016 election. Whats funny is the dishonest media is now calling this fake news, even though only a few months ago, they were the ones who reported it! Whats not so funny however, is the extent to which Obama abused his presidential authority to favor his preferred presidential candidate. 

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the emerging scandal and official probe that may soon expose Obama for his unrepentant abuse of constitutional powers. While the left and the media like to slander Trump for so-called abuse of executive powers, it is well known that the powers of the executive were most expanded under the Obama administration; powers that he blatantly used to advance his own self-interests. 

With the evidence stacking up against him, it will be interesting to see how Obama attempts to slither his way out of this one.



Persiste huelga en gran mina de cobre en Chile "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El principal portavoz del sindicato de la mina Escondida, Chile, Carlos Allendes, asegur este lunes que con la economa garantizada


THAAD missile system of the United States of America had come to Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US military announced the first parts in the high-altitude missile defense the last phase (THAAD) was transferred to South


Kim: NKorea bans Malaysians from leaving country "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  North Korea has said it is banning any Malaysians currently in its country from leaving, in a growing diplomatic row over the killing of Kim Jong-nam. The state news agency KCNA said the ban would stay in place until the incident that happened in Malaysia is properly solved. Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Koreas leader, was killed in Malaysia last month. North Korea has denied accusations that it carried out the killing. It has also been fiercely critical of the Malaysian investigation into Kims death, and has rejected...

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PM O'Neill pays his respects to a media giant "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Prime Minister, Peter ONeill  has expressed sadness and extended condolences to the family of Roger Hau'ofa following the passing of the renowned radio presenter over the weekend.

Roger Hauofa graced the airways with his unique style for more than 50 years and became one of the most prominent voices in our country due to his dedication to the art of radio and love for Papua New Guinea.

"Mr Hauofa was a giant of media in our nation, and a true gentleman in his nature, the Prime Minister said.

Roger was tough in his interview style, fair in his questions and he always had the latest information on the topics that he was discussing.

For nearly fifty years we have heard Rogers distinctive voice as he has interviewed Prime Ministers and Ministers, community leaders and the grassroots people of our nation.

His presence will be terribly missed by radio listeners around the country.

The Prime Minister said Roger Hauofas courage was evident right to the end. Rogers insistence that he return to his village of Iare, in Central, to see out his last days is testament to his bravery and fortitude.

We will miss Roger Hauofa from our radio airways, and we will miss him as a truly great Papua New Guinean."


US begins SKorea missile defence rollout "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The US military says it has begun deploying a controversial missile defence system in South Korea. The Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system (Thaad) is designed to protect against threats from North Korea. The move to begin installing the system comes a day after the North launched four ballistic missiles, breaking international sanctions. But its planned deployment has angered many in North and South Korea and around the region. China is furious at what it sees as an encroachment of US military power, while many South Koreans believe the defence...

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Experts Warn! 5 Signs of Credit Card Fraud You Need To Watch Out For "IndyWatch Feed World"

As technology advances, it seems that criminals are also becoming smarter. Or at least able to get their hands on smarter devices. Many people become victims of criminals who scan  Full Article


Larger surplus "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A larger than forecast surplus has been announced by the Government. This will help National with their budget in a couple of months, and shouldnt do their election chances any harm, but do they usually announce 7 month results? Or are they just want to get a bit of good news out there? BREAKING: Seven []


US may split families that cross border "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  The US is thinking about separating children from their parents if caught illegally crossing the Mexico border. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told CNN the move would be an attempt at stopping families from making the perilous journey from Central America. Tens of thousands of parents and children, many who are fleeing violence in Honduras and El Salvador, have been detained coming across the border. President Donald Trump made border security a key campaign pledge. His vow to build a wall on the Mexican border was very popular among...

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Powerful storm Zeus batters France, killing at least 2 & leaving 600,000 properties without electricity "IndyWatch Feed World"

Severe weather, including snowfalls and hurricane-force winds, has been affecting the central-southern and south-eastern areas of the France over the past 48 hours, causing at least two fatalities. Severe weather is forecast to continue affecting the country over the next 24 hours. The storm, named Zeus, will then exit into the Mediterranean Sea and rapidly deepen as it moves toward Italy. Severe to extremely severe wind gusts are expected this evening and tonight. This powerful windstorm was produced by rapidly deepening cyclone coming from the British Isles toward Northern France this morning. An intense sting jet has developed within the cyclone, Severe Weather Europe reports, traveling right across Brittany, NW France. Meteo France has updated the number of departments on Orange alert to 31 this morning and urged residents to be vigilant, stay off the rooftops and secure objects that are liable to be blown away. The departments on Orange alert, as of Monday morning, March 6, are: Cantal, Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse, Loire, Haute-Loire, Lozre, Puy-de-Dme, Rhne, Allier, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Cher, Corrze, Ctes-d'Armor, Creuse, Finistre, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Morbihan, Deux-Svres, Vende, Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Alpes-Maritimes, Dordogne, Gironde, and Var. The agency said that significant damage could be caused by the wind as well as disruptions to local traffic. There is also a possibility of cuts to electricity and telephone lines, it warned. The town of Camaret, in Brittany, saw record-breaking winds of 193 km/h (120 mph) during Monday morning. Winds reaching 191 km/h (119 mph) were recorded in Ouessant, 180 km/h (112 mph) in l'Ile de Groix and 170 km/h (105 mph) in Pointe du Raz.


Iran forces US Navy to change course "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  A US Navy ship was forced to change course when fast-moving Iranian vessels approached it in the Strait of Hormuz, US officials say. The USNS Invincible changed direction when the other vessels came within 600 yards (550m) before stopping. Three British Royal Navy vessels, accompanying the American ship at the time, were also forced to move. A US official told reporters the Iranian vessel had tried to position itself between them. The Iranian ships are believed to belong to the Revolutionary Guard Corps. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a...

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Vicepresidente Garca Linera destaca importancia de empresas pblicas en Bolivia "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El presidente en ejercicio de Bolivia, lvaro Garca Linera, insisti en la importancia de las empresas pblicas para el crecimiento


Why is the media under-reporting climate change? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Climate-related news is on the rise, but the media is failing to join the dots to climate change. This is blocking the path to a low-carbon future, experts warn.


La Liga: Sevilla pay for Rico error in Alaves draw "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico blundered and then made two brilliant late stops as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Alaves on Monday that dented their La Liga title bid. Jorge Sampaolis Sevilla side went ahead through Wissam Ben Yedders drilled opener in the 23rd minute but Aleksandar Katai equalised with 15 minutes left when he bundled the ball home after Rico had spilled Oscar Romeros inswinging cross. Sevilla captain Vicente Iborra whistled a strike over the bar as they tried to grab a late winner but Alaves...

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Police Warning: Never Answer Calls From These 5 Area Codes "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anyone who has a cell phone has probably experienced it at some point or another. Your phone starts ringing and you look down to see an unknown number on your  Full Article


Good Grief Death Stops Time in Ngozi Anyanwus Douglas Debut [Review] "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Ngozi Anyanwus play, Good Grief, which debuted at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on March 5, poignantly illustrates that death freezes the deceased in time and often stops time for those left behind. The coming-of-age, lost first love story tackles familiar material from a fresh perspective a first generation Nigerian-American girl with wit and []

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Unanimous support for domestic violence bill "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Govt will support @janlogie bill on special leave for family violence victims to select cttee. Bill needs work but issues worth discussing Amy Adams (@amyadamsMP) March 7, 2017 So this means all parties will support Jan Logies private members bill through the first reading. Good move. Stuff: Govt support first stage Green Party bill []


Polticas migratorias de Trump desatan nuevas protestas en Estados Unidos "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Centenares de personas protestaron este lunes frente a la Casa Blanca contra la orden en materia migratoria recin firmada por


EPL: Chelsea restore 10-point lead, beat Hammers 2-1 "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Diego Costa and Eden Hazard scored as Chelsea beat West Ham to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 10 points. It was the Blues 21st victory of the league season and another big step towards winning the title in Antonio Contes first season as manager. The Italian was once again spot on with his tactics nullifying the predictable aerial threat of the Hammers 6ft 4in frontman Andy Carroll early in the match. And then in the 25th minute his attackers cruelly exposed the...

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Kill People and Be Killed "IndyWatch Feed"

A unique collection of propaganda posters which were designed to encourage Americans to support their troops in the First World War is going up for sale this week.

The patriotic posters are full of stirring words and patriotic images of Uncle Sam, the Stars and Stripes and our boys in the trenches and at sea, which inspired Americans back home to buy war bonds and help the war effort in other ways.

The United States was initially pursuing an isolationist policy in 1914 when the war broke out between Britain, France, Italy and Russia on one side and Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Turkey on the other.

The Emergency Fleet Corporation was formed in April 1917 to acquire and build more merchant ships, to help bring food and military supplies across the Atlantic to Britain, France and to a lesser extent Russia

The Emergency Fleet Corporation was formed in April 1917 to acquire and build more merchant ships, to help bring food and military supplies across the Atlantic to Britain, France and to a lesser extent Russia

America only joined the war in 1917, shortly after the infamous Zimmerman Telegram, in which Germany secretly tried to encourage Mexico to declare war on the US in a bid to recover territory lost since 1848.

Stock market historian and analyst David Schwartz amassed the posters over a number of years and he took them with him when he moved from New York to England in the early 1980s.

Another recurring theme is not to waste food.

One poster shows a convoy of food trucks to the front line and says: Keep it coming, we must not only feed our soldiers at the front but the millions of women and children behind our lines.

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The Destroyer of Worlds "IndyWatch Feed"

Since Trump has entered the White House, the Left has been spinning bizarre fantasies about how the Trump team is part of some super-secret Russian conspiracy. You cannot turn on the television without seeing a liberal nutter hooting Russian hacking! To date, no one has bothered to explain what that phrase is supposed to mean. The implication is that through some special magic, the Russians caused the voting machines to register results in favor of Trump. They dont come out and say it, but thats the game.

A big part of this lunacy is the fact that the Left was sure that Trump could not win the election. Its not that they were sure they had the better choice. It was that they were completely convinced that there were no circumstances where Trump could become President. They were so sure, in fact, that they had all of official Washington convinced of this as well. A month before the election there was no one in either party talking about a Trump victory. In fact, the topic of debate was the size and scope of the Clinton victory.

This belief was so pervasive, that both parties spent the summer plotting how they were going to configure themselves after the disaster. Team Clinton spent the summer figuring out how they could use the landslide in order to steamroll the Republicans and enact their agenda. The Republicans were similarly planning for the onslaught and how they could somehow preserve themselves after the election. The day after the election, the stunned looks on the faces of everyone in the political class made this hilariously clear.

Theres another aspect to this that has become abundantly clear over the last couple of months. Both parties wanted to see Clinton win. The Republicans, at least the leadership, liked the setup under Obama. They got to pose as rock-ribbed conservatives fighting Obama, without ever having to do anything. Democrats liked that Obama was just issuing executive orders and bypassing the parliamentary process. The Washington ecosystem was at equilibrium as long as everyone on both sides played their part.

The proof of this is the fact that the GOP has no plans ready for the 2017 legislative session. They have been talking for years about ObamaCare and now we know they never planned to do anything. The same is true of taxes, which is the one thing Republicans like doing. They have no plans for anything, not even something symbolic. They not only have no plans, they are still staggering around in shock, not sure what they should be doing. Suddenly nothing makes sense to the people inside the bubble and they are scared.

In a world where the rules no longer apply, it quickly becomes every man for himself and thats what is happening in Washington right now.The Left accusing Trump of colluding with the Russians is not just a reckless political attack. Its war on the very syst...


Saying What Needs To Be Said "IndyWatch Feed"

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

Someone has to say it. Ive said enough about the military over the yearsand received my share of threats and hate mail for itthat it might as well be me.

Before I say what needs to be said, let me first mention a tragic event and then President Trumps two references to it.

On January 29, a U.S. Navy SEALRyan Owenswas killed, three other American commandos were injured, and a $70 million Osprey was destroyed in an intelligence-gathering operation in Yemen at the compound of an Al Qaeda leader. The raid was the first counterterrorism operation authorized by President Trump since he took office, and Owens was the first U.S. service member to die in Yemen. U.S. Central Command acknowledged on February 1 that a team concluded regrettably that civilian noncombatants were likely killed and casualties may include children. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)who never met a U.S. military operation he didnt liketermed the operation a failure. Owens father refused to meet with Trump after his sons body was brought back to the United States because of his anger over the raid.

On February 2, President Trump spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Here is what he said about the death of Ryan Owens:

I just came back yesterday, from Dover Air Force Base, to join the family of Chief William Ryan Owens as Americas fallen hero was returned home. Very, very sad, but very, very beautiful, very, very beautiful. His family was there, incredible family, loved him so much, so devastated, he was so devastated, but the ceremony was amazing. He died in defense of our nation. He gave his life in defense of our people. Our debt to him and our debt to his family is eternal and everlasting. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. We will never forget the men and women who wear the uniform, believe me.

February 28, President Trump spoke to a joint session of Congress...


Mass Extinction Was Due to an Ice Age, Not Warming "IndyWatch Feed"


The cold exterminated all of them

Through age determinations that are using the radioactive decay of uranium, scientists have discovered that one of the greatest mass extinctions was due to an ice age and not to a warming of Earth temperature

Permian-Triassic boundary in shallow marine sediments, characterized by a significant sedimentation gap between the black shales of Permian and dolomites of Triassic age. This gap documents a globally recognized regression phase, probably linked to a period of a cold climate and glaciation. CREDIT H. Bucher, Zrich

The Earth has known several mass extinctions over the course of its history. One of the most important happened at the Permian-Triassic boundary 250 million years ago. Over 95% of marine species disappeared and, up until now, scientists have linked this extinction to a significant rise in Earth temperatures. But researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working alongside the University of Zurich, discovered that this extinction took place during a short ice age which preceded the global climate warming. Its the first time that the various stages of a mass extinction have been accurately understood and that scientists have been able to assess the major role played by volcanic explosions in these climate processes. This research, which can be read in Scientific Reports, completely calls into question the scientific theories regarding these phenomena, founded on the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, and paves the way for a new vision of the Earths climate history.

Teams of researchers led by Professor Urs Schaltegger from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science of the UNIGE and by Hugo Bucher, from the University of Zrich, have been working on absolute dating for many years. They work on determining the age of minerals in volcanic ash, which establishes a precise and detailed chronology of the earths climate evolution. They became interested in the Permian-Triassic boundary, 250 million years ago, during which one of the greatest mass extinctions ever took place, responsible for the loss of 95% of marine species. How did this happen? for how long marine biodiversity stayed at very low levels ?

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When Your Heart Skips a Beat "IndyWatch Feed"

Youve heard about it in love songs and romantic movies the protagonist notices a beautiful woman and their heart skips a beat, signaling the beginning of their fall into blissful and euphoric love.

In reality, the feeling of your heart skipping a beat is a little more frightening and, potentially, a lot more serious. Your heart skipping a beat is known as a heart palpitation, and a repeated disruption of its rhythmic beat can turn into an arrhythmia a potentially serious condition. Have you ever felt your heartbeat flutter or pause?

The answer may be linked to your dietary habits, medications, or stress rather than love. Read on to learn some of the most common causes of a skipped heartbeat.

7 reasons your heart skips a beat

#1. Alcohol: Alcohol can lower your blood pressure, meaning your heart has to work harder to ensure that the blood circulating in your body gets to where it needs to go. Consuming large amounts of alcohol at a time, or binge drinking can cause your hearts rhythm to falter and result in a skipped beat, as can a small amount for someone who drinks regularly.

#2. Caffeine: Just like alcohol, too much caffeine can affect the way your heart beats. This is especially true for energy drinks and shots that contain high levels of the stimulant in smaller doses. Even excessive consumption of coffee and black or green teas can increase your heart rate and make it feel as though your heart has skipped a beat if you are sensitive to caffeine. (Amazing miracle molecule helps improve blood circulation.)

#3. Stress: Anxiety and stress can cause your heart to flutter, as your body reacts to stressors with the fight-or-flight response. Similarly, a sudden devastating event, like the loss of a loved one, can trigger something known as broken heart syndrome, a condition in which the sufferer may feel as though they are having a heart attack and their heart is skipping beats.

#4. Acid reflux: Because the esophagus is located close to the heart, those who suffer from acid reflux may develop heart palpitations that occur after a meal or when you are laying down.

#5. Dehydration: Dehydration can lower your blood...


Campus Terror "IndyWatch Feed"

You may have heard that a mob prevented author Charles Murray from delivering a public lecture at Middlebury College.

They held signs telling him that white supremacy wasnt welcome there. Theres no non-hysterical definition of white supremacy that comes anywhere close to describing Murrays views, but Im sure you knew that.

Murray reports:

I went onstage, got halfway through my first sentence, and the uproar began.

First came a shouted recitation in unison of what I am told is a piece by James Baldwin. I couldnt follow the words. That took a few minutes. Then came the chanting. The protesters had prepared several couplets that they chanted in rotationshey, hey, ho, ho, white supremacy has to go, and the like.

These are the high-IQ students, as you can see.

Murray decided to go to Plan B, which was to livestream a discussion with a Middlebury professor in another room that had been outfitted for this purpose.

Although they managed to do this, loud noises and pounding on the walls outside that room continued throughout the proceedings.

As Murray attempted to leave the building, a group of protesters, some of whom were wearing ski masks, blocked him. Security had to push the students aside to get him through. A political science professor with Murray was assaulted.

He himself barely escaped a similar fate:

If it hadnt been for Allison and Bill keeping hold of me and the security guards pulling people off me, I would have been pushed to the ground. That much is sure. What would have happened after that I dont know, but I do recall thinking that being on the ground was a really bad idea, and I should try really hard to avoid that.

You wont be surprised to learn that the protesters surrounded and banged on the car that had Murray and his colleagues in it; others climbed onto the hood.

Murray and his companions soon discovered that the protesters had found out where the post-event dinner was to take place, so that was changed to another venue.

A total fiasco.

Meanwhile, either Middlebury College expels hundreds of students for violating the colleges code of conduct, or the savages are emboldened there and elsewhere.

Murray recalls that in the past, there would have been some agreement between protesters and a college administration that they could demonstrate for X minutes, but then the event would take place. This was the first time Murray has seen protesters who have rejected such an offer, and who simply shut the event down.

He fears that

the intellectual thugs will take over many campuses. In the mid-1990s, I c...


Apocalypse Avoided? "IndyWatch Feed"

If this one thing happens, electing Trump will have been worth the bother.

Its actually two things.

Trumps EPA will be revisiting the Obama EPAs last-minute fuel efficiency and emissions fatwas, hurriedly ululated just two weeks before the end of the Obama EPA.

It might just prevent a catastrophe worse than the implosion of 2008 when two out of three of the Big Three went bankrupt. This time, the industry could go bankrupt.

The first fatwa would require every car company to build cars that average 54.5 MPG by the model year 2025 irrespective of such banal things as what this will cost the people who have to pay for it all.

The Obama EPAs imbecile reasoning if taken at face value is that the government decreeing cars must average 54.5 MPG will reduce fueling costs. People will save money on gas.


But the cars will cost a lot more. And not just that.

Executives from almost every major car company recently paid a visit to Trumps new EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, explaining to him that not a single car any of them make averages 54.5 MPG and to get there would involve literally throwing away two-thirds of the models currently available for sale and re-engineering the rest at huge cost.

All to salve the mania of EPA ayatollahs, who are convinced its their business to force the public into efficient cars  no matter how much it costs the public.

The second fatwa, though, is potentially much worse. It decrees for the first time in the history of federal fatwaing that the inert, plants-breath-it gas, carbon dioxide, be classified an exhaust emission and regulated as if it constituted a danger to air quality and public health.

It does neither thing, of course.

Some assert it plays a role in climate change. Maybe. Maybe not. Its conjecture and probably setting policy that will have enormous economic effects based on political science isnt so savvy. But, regardless, its a fact that carbon dioxide emissions do not cause smog or acid rain or respiratory problems.

Not even a little bit.

In other words, there is no known/demonstrable harm caused by a motor vehicle emitting carbon dioxide. Which along with water vapor  now constitutes the bulk of new car exhaust emissions. (If you want to get scientific about it, why isnt the EPA sweating water vapor? It is a greenhouse gas, too.)

The scary part is that carbon dioxide (and water vapor) emissions cant be chemically scrubbed into some other thing or rendered less by fine-tuning an engine. The only way known to lower the volume of C02 produced by an i...


Govt Spooks Can Use the Mic and Camera on Trumps Phone "IndyWatch Feed"

After reading this article you might not ever view your electronic devices the same way again.  Last year, Hollywood released a biographical political thriller based on the life of Edward Snowden that had one particularly creepy scene.  In that scene, a government spook used a program to remotely activate the microphone and camera on a laptop, and by doing so he was able to watch a woman as she got undressed.  Sadly, as you will see below, this kind of thing is happening constantly.  Any digital device can potentially be accessed and used to spy on you even if it appears to be turned off.  And this is why Donald Trump needs to be so careful right now because the intelligence community wants to take him down and they can literally use any digital device in his possession to try to gather dirt on him.  We have a deep state that is absolutely obsessed with watching, tracking and monitoring the American people, and something desperately needs to be done about this unconstitutional surveillance.  Now that Trump has become greatly upset about how the government was tapping into his phone calls, maybe something will finally get accomplished.

In an article that I just published on The Most Important News, I talked about the NSAs brand new two billion dollar data storage facility in Utah that can store up to five zettabytes of data.  Secret electronic monitoring rooms embedded within the facilities of major communications companies across the United States send an endless flow of digital information to this facility, and most Americans have no idea that this is even happening.  The following comes from Wired

Before yottabytes of data from the deep web and elsewhere can begin piling up inside the servers of the NSAs new center, they must be collected. To better accomplish that, the agency has undergone the largest building boom in its history, including installing secret electronic monitoring rooms in major US telecom facilities. Controlled by the NSA, these highly secured spaces are where the agency taps into the US communications networks, a practice that came to light during the Bush years but was never acknowledged by the agency. The broad outlines of the so-called warrantless-wiretapping program have long been exposedhow the NSA secretly and illegally bypassed the...


Tax-Funded Rubbish "IndyWatch Feed"

Now one swallow doesnt make a summer, and one professor doesnt destroy a civilization. But Professor Inoue is not alone in his disapproval of standard grammar, very far from it: Pedagogically, it has become almost an orthodoxy. In his book The Language Instinct, Professor Steven Pinker argues that, because all forms of human language have their rules, a standard language is only a language with an army and a navy, as it were.

Whatever else may be said of this view, it is certainly socially conservative in its effects, for to discourage impoverished children from learning a standard language is to ensure (unless they become sportsmen or the like) that they remain impoverished for the rest of their lives, not only economically but most likely in intellect, too. To be intelligent but not to have the tools to be able to use ones intelligence is a terrible fate, and dangerous too.

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Food Crisis "IndyWatch Feed"

Recently, I was in a pharmacy and overheard the pharmacist say to someone, Theres so much unpleasantness on the news these days, Ive stopped watching. The pharmacist has my sympathy. Id love to be able to ignore the deterioration of the First World. It is, at turns, tedious, depressing, disturbing, and infuriating.

Unfortunately, were now passing through what, before its over, will be the most life-altering period in our lifetimes. As much as wed like to behave like ostriches right now, wed better keep our heads out of the sand and be as honest with ourselves as we can if were going to lessen the impact that these events will have on us.

I cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of a possible shortage of food. History is filled with examples of cultures that would endure most anything and still behave responsibly but nothing causes greater, more unpredictable, or more violent behavior in a people than a lack of food.

Interesting to note that whenever I converse with people on the finer points of the Great Unraveling, when I mention the words famine or food riots, even those who are otherwise quite comfortable discussing the subject tend to want to discount the possibility that these will be aspects of the troubles that are headed our way. For this very reason, I believe that we should shine a light on this eventuality.

The Present State of the Industry

In America, the food industry is not in good shape. Normally, the food industry relies on a low-profit/high-volume basis, leaving little room for error. Add to this fact that many business owners and managers in the food industry have given in to the temptation to build up debt over the years. Following the 2008 crash, many have been struggling to get on top of that debt. Inflation has made that task especially difficult. Some have been keeping their noses above water; others have gone under.


In future years, hyperinflation is a very real possibility. Historically, whenever a government creates massive debt and greatly increases the printing of currency, dramatic inflation, if not hyperinflation, results. Those businesses that are already on the ragged edge will find that when theyre paid, they cannot buy the same volume of goods for the same amount of dollars. This will be true throughout the entire food-supply chain. Of course, little inflationary blips are the norm in business, and businesses adjust to them. The problem comes when there are large increases that continue steadily over a period of months. When this occurs, well see a greater frequency of food-supply businesses going belly up.

In a normal business climate, the failure of some businesses would aid the competition, as they would have new...


Watergate Redux? "IndyWatch Feed"

We would seem to be experiencing a pretty close duplicate of the almost fifty-year-old scandal that rocked the world and brought down President Nixon. But this time the Washington Post is trying to cover up the scandal, not bring it to light.

President Trump gave President Obama and the Democrats lifesaving wiggle room by using words like wire tap instead of electronic surveillance or spying  and Trump Tower instead of Trump campaign or Trump campaign personnel. By focusing on Trumps exact words, the guilty parties think they can issue denials without outright lying.

President Obama further confused things ( but also in an indirect way clarified them)  by asserting, through a written statement issued by an assistant, that neither he nor anyone in the White House had ordered wiretapping of Trump. This confused the matter because he did not have to order the spying in order to know about it and encourage it, but also clarified the matter in that such a careful choice of words virtually amounted to confirmation that others, perhaps from the Justice Department, had ordered it with his knowledge and perhaps encouragement. That both the president and Valerie Jarrett referred to the written statement and have refused ( at least so far) further questions strongly suggests that, yes, there was spying on the Trump campaign, yes, they knew about it, and, yes, they did nothing to stop it.

This might be a good moment to remind our young readers it was precisely this behavior, an administration in power spying on an opposing presidential campaign, and then trying to cover it up, that led to President Nixons removal from office. This was precisely what Watergate was all about. There are of course notable differences. This time the insurgent campaign won, the spying was done by administration agencies using the highest tech means, and papers like the Washington Post and New York Times are themselves complicit in the cover up rather than unmasking it.

This is perhaps the greatest irony of the current moment. Standing up to the political establishment during Watergate is what made the Washington Post famous all around the world. Now it is trashing that heritage. The iconic editor of the Post who led the fight, Ben Bradlee, later admitted to historians that what really triggered the decision to pursue the Nixon administration was not a determination to protect freedom of the press, but rather a threat from the Nixon FCC to take away the Posts TV station licenses. This made it, as Bradlee later recounted, primarily a fight for economic survival rather than a social or political crusade. The Posts latest behavior, where it gladly accepts leaks from prior administration figures who spied on an opposing presidential campaign, is neither heroic nor financial in nature. It just shows how thoroughly corrupt the old progressive elites have become....


The Beltway Conspiracy To Break Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled "with fury" says The Washington Post, "mad steaming, raging, mad." Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: "Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my wires tapped in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!" The president has reason []


6 Commonly Missed Signs of Ovarian Cancer: The Silent Killer "IndyWatch Feed World"

An estimated 22,280 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year and 14,240 women will die. Unfortunately, most women are not aware of the dangers or  Full Article


Facebook Zero and the Peoples Receiver "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

54645342342All of Germany hears the Fhrer with the Peoples Receiver, reads a World War II propaganda poster. It was advertising the Volksempfnger or, the Peoples Receiver  described by the US Holocaust Museum which contains one of the radios in its collection in Washington D.C. as:

Goebbelss ministry recognized the tremendous promise of radio for propaganda. It heavily subsidized the production of the inexpensive Peoples Receiver (Volksempfnger) to facilitate sales. By early 1938, the number of radios in German homes surpassed more than 9 million, roughly one for every two German households. Three years later, this figure rose to almost 15 million, providing 50 million Germans with regular radio reception.

The radio lacked the capability to receive foreign radio stations, and on its dial, only German and Austrian stations were marked. This in conjunction with radio jamming efforts was a deliberate attempt to confine the German publics access to information to only that emanating from Berlin.

According to archives maintained by Yale University, during the Nuremberg trials after the war, Nazi Germanys Minister of Armaments and War Production, Albert Speer would remark (emphasis added):

Hitlers dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. His was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means in a perfect manner for the domination of its own nation. Through technical devices such as radio and loudspeaker 80 million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man.

Should a similar dictatorship rise today, seeking to make complete use of all technical means in a perfect manner for the domination of global populations, it is...


From recycling royalty to smart buildings, Stockholm mayor takes on climate change "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mayor Karin Wanngrd is pushing for a fossil-fuel-free Stockholm by 2040.

USA Today Ridiculed for Column by Industry Front Group "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dr. Mercola

By Dr. Mercola

The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) is a non-profit organization with the motto Science. Not Hype.

It claims to be an independent research and advocacy organization consisting of concerned scientists who are devoted to debunking junk science, with a mission to publically support evidence-based science and medicine.1

So, to hear that ACSH members have authored science columns published by USA Today may not immediately seem concerning, nor newsworthy, but if you dig even slightly beneath the surface it becomes clear that ACSH is not an organization to be trusted and viewed as an independent source on science.

In a letter to the editors of USA Today, more than two dozen doctors and health, environmental, labor and public-interest groups called on the news outlet to stop publishing ACSH content or at least require that it be identified for what it truly is: a corporate front group. The letter begins:2

We are writing to express our concern that USA Today continues to publish columns written by members of the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), a corporate-funded group with a long history of promoting corporate agendas that are at odds with mainstream science.

USA Today should not be helping this group promote its false identity as a credible, independent source on science. Your readers deserve accurate information about what and whom this group represents, as they reflect on the content of the columns.

ACSH Tries to Shape Science to Support Its Corporate Funders

The ACSH has defended everything from fracking and pesticides to bisphenol-A (BPA) and genetically engineered (GE) foods.


Superbug Risk Is Alarmingly High "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dr. Mercola

By Dr. Mercola

The threat of antimicrobial resistance is increasing around the globe, including in the European Union (EU), where the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released a new report on this urgent matter.1

Antimicrobial resistance refers to microorganisms bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites that, after exposure to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals, antimalarials, and anthelmintics), evolve and become impervious to them.2

The resulting superbugs pose a serious threat to public health. In the EU, 25,000 deaths occur every year due to infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria alone.3

EU Reports High Levels of Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Especially Salmonella

Data submitted by 28 EU member states in 2015 revealed antimicrobial resistance remains high in bacteria from humans, animals and food in the E.U., with multidrug-resistant salmonella noted as a particularly serious threat.

Nearly 30 percent of the salmonella isolates that can cause illness in humans displayed multidrug resistance, including to sulfonamides (more than 32 percent), tetracyclines (28 percent) and ampicillin (nearly 28 percent).4

One particularly common type of salmonella in humans, monophasic salmonella typhimurium, had extremely high multidrug-resistance rates of 81 percent, leading Mike Catchpole, chief scientist at ECDC, to state:5

Prudent use of antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine is extremely important to address the challenge posed by antimicrobial resistance. We all have a r...

How CDC Uses False Fears to Promote Vaccine Uptake "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Dr. Mercola

By Dr. Mercola

Five years ago, political lobbyist Jack Abramoff shocked the nation when, in a 60-Minute Report, he revealed just how corrupt the U.S. political system really is. As it turns out, its actually worse than most critical outsiders could have imagined.

Now, the downfall of yet another high-powered corporate lobbyist is shedding light on tactics used to promote drug industry interests.

Other recent news reveals how the CDC uses scare tactics to incentivize people into getting an annual flu shot despite studies repeatedly showing that flu shots have been from zero to less than 50 percent effective in preventing type A or B influenza over the past decade.1

For this flu season, the CDC estimates the vaccine has failed about 60 percent of the time to prevent infection with the most prevalent A strain circulating this year.2

The Rise and Fall of a Roche VP

In The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade, published in The Wall Street Journal,3 Brody Mullins details the suspected wrongdoings of Evan Morris, who at age 27 became a top Washington lobbyist for Roche Holdings AG, one of the largest drug companies in the world.

In July, 2015, he came under federal investigation, suspected of embezzling millions of company dollars through various schemes. Part of Morris genius was his ability to capitalize on and shape public sentiment through the use of media, advertising, opinion polls, focus groups and the creation of front groups.

According to Mullins, He sponsored nonprofits that engaged in letter-writing campaigns and organized patient groups that demanded Medicare reimbursement for his firms drugs.

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considered banning the cancer...

Vintage COSMAC Elf is Pretty Close to Original "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Popular Electronics was famous for the article introducing the Altair 8800 back in 1975 (well, the cover date was 1975; it really came out in late 1974). That was so popular (no pun intended), that they ran more computer construction articles, including the SWTPC 680 late in 1975. But in 1976 a very popular article ran on building a very simple computer called the COSMAC ELF. [Youtubba] had an Altair, but always wanted a cute COSMAC ELF. Now, forty-something years later, he finally got around to it. He made the very detailed video about his experience, below.

Surprisingly, he didnt have to look very hard for too many of the components as most of them were available from Digikey. He had to get compatible RAM chips, the 1802 CPU and LED displays. He also couldnt find a look-alike crystal, so he used a fake one and a hidden oscillator. The result looks awfully close to the original. He even did a nice front panel using Front Panel Express.

It might be hard to understand why people got excited over a little computer with a handful of switches. Consider the Altair, though. For $439 you got a very basic machine with 256 bytes of RAM (upgradable to 1K, or beyond if you bought more boards). If you wanted to expand it to something really useful with RAM, disk drives, and a terminal you were still talking lots of cash. And that was 1975 cash. In equivalent terms, that Altair kit would cost $2000 today.

The ELF, on the other hand, could be put together on a piece of perf board. If you had to buy everything from scratch, it might cost $100 back then. If you had a well-stocked junk box, you could cut that down a good bit. The DMA onboard the 1802 chip made the front panel simple, and it facilitated a companion graphics chip that produced crude black and white graphics on a monitor or TV.

If you are too lazy to do the build, you can always play with the computer in your browser. If you dont care about having an authentic look, theres always the membership card.

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Snowden Issues Warning: Do Not Use Googles Messaging App Under Any Circumstances "IndyWatch Feed World"

Unless you want law enforcement to be able to trawl all your communications, dont under any circumstances use Googles newest messaging app, Allo, Edward Snowden just warned.

What is #Allo? A Google app that records every message you ever send and makes it available to police upon request, the whistleblower advised in a tweet.

Google had earlier claimed it would include end-to-end encryption, storing messages transiently and in non-identifiable form, similar to its prospective primary competitor, WhatsApp.

However, the company announced drastic anti-privacy changes on Wednesday the very day it rolled out the app.

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Trapped Elephants Face Attacks by Mob in India "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A video shows hundreds of men descending upon a herd of elephants every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food.


The Athgarh herd has about 25 elephants. Credit: Aditya Chandra Panda/Mongabay

A video shot by the NGO Sanctuary Nature Foundation shows hundreds of men descending upon the elephants nearly every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food. The men can be seen pelting stones, hurling abuses, and blocking the elephants path.

Trapped within slivers of forests amid a sea of dense human habitation in an area called Athgarh, the elephants are in constant state of conflict with the people living there. This is why we call them giant refugees, Aditya Chandra Panda, an Orissa-based wildlife conservationist said in a telephonic interview.

The Athgarh herd of about 25 elephants originally lived in the Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area on the fringes of Orissas capital city Bhubaneshwar. Until 2001, the sanctuary was estimated to have about 90 elephants. An elephant census in 2014-15 estimated a population of eight elephants in the park. Now, there may be even fewer animals left.

Following years of habitat destruction and unrestrained expansion of cities into the forest, the elephants moved out in search of food, water and better wild spaces. Some herds made it to patches of forests elsewhere, plodding through once-contiguous corridors now broken by highways, industries, villages and towns. Some elephants were killed during the course of their journey, while others are now trapped within human-dominated landscapes.

The Athgarh herd, which arrived in the Athgarh area some five years ago, is one such refugee herd. Living in an agriculture-dominated area has meant that the animals are always at loggerhead with people. The elephants take shelter in some of the small forest patches during the day, and go out to look for food in the evenings, which mostly constitutes of crops, getting harassed in the process. Even in areas where there are no standing crops to protect, men come out in large numbers to block the elephants movements. Conservat...


How the Controversial Geospatial Bill Snowballed And Then Was Shoved Into Cold Storage "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

While Pathankot was the immediate spark, the home affairs ministry didnt attempt to take the views of other government departments or even industry perspectives on board during the drafting process.

A map of India from 1909. A plague followed a famine in 1896 that had been particularly severe on the Central Provinces. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

                                   A map of India from 1909.  Credit: Wikimedia Commons

New Delhi: In the weeks after the January 2016 Pathankot attack, where a heavily armed group of terrorists attacked the Indian Air Force (IAFs) base, what started to receive a certain amount of entirely expected, if misguided, attention was the role that Google Maps and digital geospatial information might have played in the attack.

Legal cases against Google Maps and Google Earth were resurrected in the Delhi High Court and National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials started suspecting that the terrorists may have used the free online map service for planning and reconnaissance. The NIAs final charge-sheet specifically fingered out the role that digital geospatial information played in helping plan the attack on the Pathankot airbase.

However, what followed from the ministry of home affairs was a botched regulatory attempt that not only fai...


What Is The Shift? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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by Vidya Frazier Indeed, some are saying a new species of human being is emerging, and a new earth is being born. This can be hard to believe if we simply focus on whats happening on the mainstream news: the same tired, negative scenarios that have always plagued the human race continue to play out [] Visit Site


The Next Domino to Fall: Commercial Real Estate "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Unless the Federal Reserve intends to buy up every dead and dying mall in America, this is one crisis that the Fed can't bail out with a few digital keystrokes.
Just as generals prepare to fight the last war, central banks prepare to battle the last financial crisis--which in the present context means a big-bank liquidity meltdown like the one that nearly toppled thr global financial system in 2008-09.
Planning to win the next war by assuming it will be a copy of the last confict is an excellent strategy for losing the next war. The same holds true for the next financial crisis: reckoning that it will be a repeat of 2008 is an excellent way to be caught completely off-guard.
Crises may rhyme, but they don't repeat. The next Global Financial Meltdown won't start in subprime mortgages--that sector has been wiped out, written down, or passed on to the poor tax-donkey taxpayers.


James Ibori Pledges To Resolve UPU Leadership Crisis "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Chief James Ibori and and his daughter, Hon Erhiatake Ibori durig thanks giving service

Chief James Ibori and and his daughter, Hon Erhiatake Ibori durig thanks giving service

LAGOS MARCH 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has pledged resolve the leadership crisis plaguing the national body of Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) and ensure that Urhobo nation is united.
Ibori who made the pledge while responding to the address of a group under the aegis of Urhobo Youth Leaders Association who paid him a solidarity visit at his country home of Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State assured them that he would try his utmost best to ensure that Urhobo become united again and speak with one voice.

He recalled that when he was the Governor of Delta State a similar crisis rocked the leadership of UPU during the era of Dr. (Chief) Esiri leadership of UPU and that with the co-operation of those involved in the crisis, he was able to resolve the crisis.
He noted that the interest of generality of Urhobos is bigger than the interest of any individual Urhobo person.
Ibori charged the visiting Urhobo youth leaders to assist in the settlement of UPU crisis.
On politics, the renowned political juggernaut strongly advised that for the Urhobo Nation to be relevant in politics, Urhobos must align with other ethnic groups.
He expressed appreciation to the Urhobo youth leaders for the visit and for their solidarity during his period of travails, promising to meet the request of the youths according to his ability.
Earlier in an address read by the National Secretary of the group Udu born Comrade Vincent O. Oyibode expressed appreciation to God for the home coming of the former governor of Delta State.


Top 15 times Obama illegally wiretapped his friends "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The mainstream media and other enemies of the current President are challenging the proposition that President Obama wire tapped President Donald Trump during the 2016 Presidential race. President Trump started this discussion with his tweets over the weekend, but it should be clear that it is not unfounded that former President Obama would wire tap President


How To Have Difficult Conversations "IndyWatch Feed National"



Dealing With The Elephant In The Room

Difficult conversations are a normal part of everyday life whether in your workplace or in your personal life. It might be saying no to an annual leave request at work; it could be dealing with inappropriate behaviour at work; it could be completing a performance plan; it could be ending a relationship; it could be giving negative feedback or it may be needing to apologise. Regardless of what the difficult conversation is about, most people prefer to walk away from it, delay it, do the work themselves or avoid the conversation completely. This one day workshop will give you the tools and the awareness to be more comfortable, effective and successful in your difficult conversations.

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Train Yourself to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds With This Simple Technique "IndyWatch Feed World"

Many people have trouble falling asleep at night. This is a common problem, and I even struggle with it. I find that I cannot get my mind to slow down  Full Article


Mark Morey: Cultural Capital (Part 1) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Mark Morey: Cultural Capital (Part 1)

Mark Morey returns to the podcast this week, for a deep dive into Cultural Capital, one of the more intangible and less understood of the 8 Forms Of Capital. readers may remember Mark from his front-line reporting for us of the situation in Standing Rock as the confrontation there with the government first escalated.

Cultural capital is rooted in society's values and traditions. Sadly, over the past few generations in the West, we have departed from the time-honored (and honed) customs and rituals of our ancestors, and adopted a much more "it's all about me" approach to life. 

The result, argues Morey, is a populace that feels isolated an unfulfilled. Those age-old traditions and rites of passage developed for a reason. They gave our lives meaning, as well as instructed us on how to live. 

Is there a way to recover some of that lost wisdom and sense of "fit" in life? Yes, Morey believes. And there's much the world's indigenous cultures can teach us.

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WordPress audio playlist functionality is affected by Cross-Site Scripting "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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WordPress audio playlist functionality is affected by Cross-Site
Yorick Koster, July 2016

Two Cross-Site Scripting vulnerabilities exists...


NAFTA in Play: How President Trump Could Reshape Trade in North America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Some likely scenarios for US negotiations over NAFTA, and what they would mean for the US, Mexico, and Canada.


Creating Animals from Imagination (And DNA Sequencing) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Austen Heinz was Founder and CEO of Cambrian Genomics. With his company, Austen hoped to change the world by democratizing access to DNA through cost-effective and fast DNA laser printing. Austen will always be remembered as one of the most passionate, creative people to have spoken at Draper University.

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Winning Presentation Skills "IndyWatch Feed National"



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Does your job require you to present at conferences, lead meetings, run seminars, facilitate groups, advocate and speak up in other public situations? This winning one-day presentation skills workshop is designed to take your public speaking and presentation skills to the next level so that you can confidently and effectively deliver your presentation. You will also learn what you should do to prepare, how to maximise your message, and how to grab your audiences attention.

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Americas Placebo President "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

That is my new piece in The American Interest, here is one excerpt:

When I ponder why the American electorate turned to such an unorthodox President as Donald Trump, I think first of the idea of control.

To date, the commentary on Trump has focused on perceived losses of control, such as 9/11 or diminishing global influence on the foreign policy side, and the loss of manufacturing jobs, real wage stagnation, and rising use of opioids on the domestic side. Those events all did raise the background level of anxiety, but the bigger picture is that the rise of Trump actually coincides with America righting its ship, at least to some extent, especially in economic matters.


In other words, Trumps main policy is his rhetoric, and his very act of promising to restore control to the deplorables is a significant signal of control itself. In essence, Trump supporters are diagnosing Americas problems in terms of deficient discourse in the public sphere, as if they had read George Orwell and the Frankfurt School philosophers on the general topic but are drawing more on alt-right inspirations for the specifics of their critique.


I was struck when one of my friends (a Trump supporter) described Trumps policy positions as not so different from Dwight Eisenhowers. At first the assertion shocked me, because I typically think of Trump as so erratic and Eisenhower as so extremely reliable. On reflection it occurred to me that the world Trump actually wants does bear a lot of resemblance to what Eisenhower loved and fought for, even if most Americans have moved on and accepted or embraced most of the social changes the nation has accumulated since that time. Consider how much the world of Eisenhower looks like the dream of Trump: There were hardly any Muslims living in America under Eisenhowers presidency, he deported significant numbers of illegal Mexican immigrants, tariffs (but also taxes) were higher, and there was no NAFTA or TPP.

We are used to conceptualizing political positions in relative terms, in part to help us judge peoples social status. So if someone (say Ike) was a moderate back in the 1950s, we instinctively think of that person as in some way similar to todays moderates. But an alternative perspective, bracing at times, is to simply to compare positions in absolute terms, and that makes a lot of Trumps views resolutely ordinary in the broader sweep of American history.

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Muslim Students Tried To Meet With Lawmaker, Met With Questions Like Do You Beat Your Wife? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Credit: JESSIE WARDARSKI/Tulsa World

Muslim students from a range of schools in Oklahoma attempted to meet with State Representative John Bennett at the State Capitol last Thursday and were shocked at the response they received.

The three students involved, two of which are in high school and one of which attends Oklahoma City University School of Law, were attempting to meet with Bennett as a part of Muslim Day at the State Capitol. The event is held by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

The event is aimed at improving relations between Muslim people and government officials and drew over 200 people this year. Morning sessions were held and attendees later broke off into different groups to individually meet with legislators.

When the students approached the office assistant to inquire about seeing Rep. Bennett, they were handed a questionnaire and told that they wouldnt be able to make an appointment until they were filled out. After looking through the questions, the three young men were appalled at what Bennett was asking them.

Nine questions on the form were lengthy paragraphs that intentionally misinterpreted ideas [from the Koran] to try to slander Muslims, said Anna Facci, an officer with the Oklahoma chapter of CAIR.

Among the questions were things like, The Koran, the sunna of Mohammed and Sharia Law of all schools say that the husband can beat his wife. Do you beat your wife?

Credit: Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman

Another question asked, The sunna of Mohammed says that Muslims must be punished for leaving Islam. Do you agree with thi...


Kaspersky Lab discovered a new sophisticated Shamoon-Linked malware dubbed StoneDrill "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The experts spotted a new sophisticated strain of malware dubbed StoneDrill that is linked to Shamoon 2 and Charming Kitten.

Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have discovered further information about the dreaded Shamoon 2 malware. The experts spotted a new sophisticated strain of malware dubbed StoneDrill that is linked to Shamoon 2 and Charming Kitten (aka Newscaster and NewsBeef). StoneDrill can be used for both cyber espionage and sabotage, like Shamoon it wipes the infected computer.

The malware was used by threat actors against entities in Saudi Arabia and at least one organization in Europe.

While investigating the Shamoon 2.0 attacks, Kaspersky Lab also discovered a previously unknown wiper malware which appears to be targeting organizations in Saudi Arabia. Were calling this new wiper StoneDrill. StoneDrill has several style similarities to Shamoon, with multiple interesting factors and techniques to allow for the better evasion of detection. reads the analysis shared by Kaspersky Lab. In addition to suspected Saudi targets, one victim of StoneDrill was observed on the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) in Europe. This makes us believe the threat actor behind StoneDrill is expanding its wiping operations from the Middle East to Europe.


At the time the report was published by Kaspersky, there are no reports of StoneDrill attacks that caused damage.

The discovery of the new threat was causal, researchers were using a set of Yara rules developed to identify the Shamoon malware.

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X22Report, The Puzzle Pieces Are Coming Together & The Last Piece Is The Collapse Of The Economy "IndyWatch Feed World"

X22Report, The Puzzle Pieces Are Coming Together &
 The Last Piece Is The Collapse Of The Economy


The European Unions Economy May Be Headed The Wrong Way After Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The European Union is saying goodbye to a partner that had a lot of money, power, and a big defense budget. Plus, the U.K.s London financial services have a lot of clout. The EU needs financial clout these days. But when Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50 in March, the European Union is going


Osinbajo meets UN Security Council team in Aso Rock "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

.pushes for major reforms Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Monday held a closed door meeting with officials of the United Nations Security Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja where he called on the international community to take another look at the international legal instruments and conventions that govern warfare and conflicts. Osinbajo said this was in the light of the very unconventional and brutal operations of terrorists and insurgents around the world today. The Acting President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Laolu Akande, said...

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Chinese Takeover of California-The Trojan Horse of the CALEXIT Movement "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Chinese Takeover of California-The Trojan Horse of the CALEXIT Movement by Dave Hodges If you want to understand the dymanics of California and how, under Governor Jerry Brown, we are all under threat from the Chinese and their related interests.  This is not an easy document to review as one will have to work to

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Space aliens enjoy debate between Bolingbrook mayoral candidates Roger Claar and Jackie Traynere (Fiction) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Reporter X

Bolingbrook mayoral candidates Roger Claar, the incumbent, and Will County Board member Jackie Traynere engaged in a spirited debate at Clow UFO Base. Moderated by the Priory of Sion, Claar, who is aligned with the Illuminati, and Traynere, who is aligned with the New World Order, faced off in a town hall style debate.  It was their only scheduled debate before the April 4 election.

Before the debate began, Lesser Master Robert Gonzaga explained that while extraterrestrials will not be allowed to vote, the winner of the election will be the next administrator.  One of these candidates represents the future of Clow UFO Base.  Will the New World Order reclaim this base, or will the Illuminati remain?

Claar started by claiming to be an independent Republican.

As my opponent wont let you forget, I publicly supported Donald Trump while other Illinois Mayors were afraid to speak up.  She called it a betrayal of Bolingbrook.  I call it independence!  I remember many years ago, my advisors told not to spend taxpayer dollars to build a high-end golf club and an expensive housing development.  I didnt listen them, and today we have the Bolingbrook Golf Club, and Americana Estates.  When the Illuminati said I should say, Fnord at the end of my speeches, I said, Ford because I know the n is silent!

Traynere stated that she too is an independent Democrat.  When the Illinois Democratic Party wanted me to support Hillary Clinton, I decided to Support Bernie Sanders instead.  After the primary, the Bernie or Bust people tired to pressure me into joining them.  Instead I supported Hillary, and the Democratic Party, because I knew it was time to come together. Now, more than ever, Bolingbrook needs to come together.  To paraphrase a famous actor, Trump will not divide us!

During the first question and answer session, many aliens asked about Clows new restrictions for gaining off-base visitors passes.  Others complained that the Illuminatis new rules are making it almost impossible to exchange information with local human businesses.

Claar dismissed both of those concerns. There are only two choices!  We can either have tightly controlled immigration to Clow, or we can have no forcefields and let every one in.  I dont know about you, but I dont want to see Bolingbrook residents eaten because of bleeding heart liber...


Science seeks to slice breads climate impact "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It may be a staple of many national diets, but breads climate impact, mainly through its dependence on fertilisers, is massive, researchers find.


Maharashtra Seeks Karnatakas Help After 19 Female Foetuses Found in Sangli District "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has said it will take up with Karnataka the need for joint efforts to prevent women being taken to border towns for female foeticide. The government suspects that a cross-border abortion racket is in operation after 19 aborted female foetuses were found dumped in a stream at a village in Sangli, bordering Karnataka, on Sunday (March 5).

Maharashtra government will take up the issue of female foeticide with Karnataka to prevent such cases, especially after the Sangli incident, state health minister Deepak Sawant told PTI.

Nineteen aborted female foetuses were found dumped near a stream at a village in Sangli district of western Maharashtra by the police. Probing the case of a pregnant womans death during an abortion, the police had reached the stream in Mhaisal village where the foetuses were found.

Sangli superintendent of police Dattatray Shinde had said the death of a 26-year-old pregnant woman on February 28 blew the lid off the racket.

The woman had died during an abortion at a private hospital run by a homoeopath, who is on the run, the police said. As the villagers suspected a foul play in the womans death, they approached police, following which the racket was busted, Shinde said. The woman was taken to the hospital by her husband a few days back for an abortion as she was carrying a girl child for the third time.

Sawant said a committee headed by chief secretary Sumit Malik was set up to conduct an investigation in the matter and co-ordinate with various departments to curb such practices.

There are also instances of women from Maharashtra being taken to border areas of Karnataka for abortion. In such cases, Maharashtra Police cannot directly go there and initiate action, Sawant said. We have also asked the Sangli District medical officer and civil surgeon to file their reports on Mhaisal incident. Once the report comes, there will be appropriate action, Sawant said, adding search was on for the absconding doctor.

Such cross border nexus does exist and they profit from loopholes in the policing system and lack of communication between the two state governments, a government official said, requesting not to be identified.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra women and child welfare minister Pankaja Munde said the government has asked three officials from Sangli and two from Pune to investigate the matter an...


WikiLeaks To Reveal Earth Shattering Info on Mysterious Vault 7 In Artic Circle: This Has Some Very Interesting Tin-Foil Hat Consequences Associated With It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Joe Joseph reports via The Daily Sheeple Youtube Channel:

Wikileaks is going to reveal whats inside Vault 7. If you dont know what Vault 7 is, its quite simply what they coin a seed vault. But is there more to it?

This seed vault is in the Arctic Circle and what makes it interesting is how fast they built it in a little over nine months. So they built it in haste.

This has some very very interesting tin-foil hat consequences associated to it. This whole idea of seed vaults are not necessarily a bad thing. In case of any catastrophe you have a seed vault on another part of the planet so just in case something happens to, say, the United States isnt it nice that we might have some seeds tucked away in order to weather the storm

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This Has Some Very Interesting Tin-Foil Hat Consequences Associated With It WikiLeaks To Reveal Earth Shattering Info on Mysterious Vault 7 In Artic Circle "IndyWatch Feed World"

Joe Joseph reports via The Daily Sheeple Youtube Channel:

Wikileaks is going to reveal whats inside Vault 7. If you dont know what Vault 7 is, its quite simply what they coin a seed vault. But is there more to it?

This seed vault is in the Arctic Circle and what makes it interesting is how fast they built it in a little over nine months. So they built it in haste.

This has some very very interesting tin-foil hat consequences associated to it. This whole idea of seed vaults are not necessarily a bad thing. In case of any catastrophe you have a seed vault on another part of the planet so just in case something happens to, say, the United States isnt it nice that we might have some seeds tucked away in order to weather the storm

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March 7th 2017 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #47 "IndyWatch Feed"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading


The Last Great Race Iditarod Day #1 "IndyWatch Feed"

You can follow the updates at the Official Iditarod Website HERE The Iditarod Trail Facebook Page is HERE The race began approximately 12 hours ago. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Mushers pumped their fists and high-fived fans Monday as they Continue reading


Overnight Open Thread: CNN Has VD "IndyWatch Feed"

"Viral deception" VD for short Kathleen Hall Jamieson's new term for "fake news" Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) March 6, 2017


The Dubious Story of the Murder of Kim Jong Nam "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the West, even among people who consider themselves not susceptible to government-corporate media propaganda, any wild story about North Korea can be taken as credible. We should ask ourselves why that is the case, given what we know about the history of government and media fabrications, often related to gaining our acquiescence to a new war.

The corporate media reports North Korean agents murdered Kim Jong Nam with a banned chemical weapon VX. They fail to add that the US government is not a signatory to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention. They rarely note the Malaysian police investigating the case have not actually said North Korea is connected to his death.

The story of his death or murder raises a number of serious questions. North Korea says Kim Jong Nam was not murdered, but suffered from heart problems, high blood pressure and diabetes, required constant medication, and this caused his death. The North Korean diplomat in Malaysia Ri Tong-il cited the postmortem examination conducted by Malaysian health authorities, claiming that the postmortem showed Jong-nam died of a heart attack.

Malaysian authorities conducted two autopsies, the second after the first said to be inconclusive in identifying a cause of death, before announcing well over a week later that VX was involved.

What was going on here? And why werent the autopsies made open to others besides Malaysian officials?

Why was the South Korean government the first country to come out quickly after Kims February 13 death to blame North Korea for murdering him with the VX nerve weapon before Malaysia had determined anything? The Malaysian autopsy was not complete until February 23, ten days later.

Why did these two women charged with murder travel several times to South Korea before this attack occurred?

Why was the only North Korean arrested in the case released for lack of evidence?

The two women did not wear gloves, but had the liquid directly on their hands.  The police said the four North Korean suspects who left the country the day of the killing put the VX liquid on the womens hands. They later washed it off.  Why did none of them die or even get sickened by it? No reports say they went to the hospital.

Malaysian Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu  Khalid said the women knew they were handling poisonous materials during the attac...


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Tuesday March 7th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed"

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Korea, USA, nukes "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

South Korea and Japan in particular are likely to be increasingly nervous about what two unpredictable leaders might do as North Korea ramps up provocations against the US. Stuff: Inching to the brink of a nuclear war: North Korea says missile launch was training for attack on USs Japan bases North Korea has warned that []


Catherine Austin Fitts interviews the Saker for the Solari Report: The Emerging Multipolar World with Saker Washingtons Russia Meltdown "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here is the latest installment of my quarterly conversations with Catherine Austin Fitts.  This time the topic was Washingtons Russia Meltdown.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. from The Saker:  Here is the main page of the interview: You can listen to the interview here: You can get


Mass Grave, Chemical Weapons in Mosul; 185 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reports of a mass grave, executions, and chemical weapons use came out of Mosul on Monday.


New and More Intrusive TSA Patdowns Coming "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

TSA agents will soon conduct a more invasive patdown at U.S. airports:

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly whereand howemployees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered. But the agency does expect some passengers to consider the examination unusual. In fact, the TSA decided to inform local police in case anyone calls to report an "abnormal" federal frisking, according to a memo from an airport trade association obtained by Bloomberg News. The physical search, for those selected to have one, is what the agency described as a more "comprehensive" screening, replacing five separate kinds of pat-downs it previously used.

The decision to alert local and airport police raises a question of just how intimate the agency's employees may get. On its website, the TSA says employees "use the back of the hands for pat-downs over sensitive areas of the body. In limited cases, additional screening involving a sensitive area pat-down with the front of the hand may be needed to determine that a threat does not exist."

[...] The TSA's calls to police were an effort to provide local law enforcement "situational awareness" about the new pat-down method, Christopher Bidwell, ACI-NA's vice president of security, said in an interview Saturday. U.S. airports have not expressed any reservations or concerns about the pat-down change, the association said.

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Ukrainian Revolution Continues "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Ukraine Russian Troops-RMany people have claimed that the Ukrainian Revolution was all orchestrated by the CIA. That claim comes from the conspiracy side of people who comment without any direct knowledge. I have had friend there. One had the courage to go up to a Russian solider and thank them for protecting them and they allowed the person to take a picture with them. I published that as proof of Russian troops had entered Ukraine well before it was publicly known. (I cropped the photo to remove my source).

While the CIA began to intervene into the politics picking who they wanted for the new government, the uprising was genuine and came from the people. I was reporting in December 2013 that the uprising was starting and it was over corruption. That corruption continues and now the official who is in effect like the head of the IRS is hiding in court and the judges do not charge him because they are all part of the same corruption. Under the law, if he is not charged within 72 hours, he must be released. The people have once again stormed the courthouse and have barricaded it to prevent him from leaving.

His wealth is massive and it is assumed to have been gathered by bribes. The people of Ukraine rose up against the corruption and the West usurped the government for political purposes under Obama and Joe Bidens son was even put in charge of energy there. The corruption continued and the Obama Administration sought to usurp the rights of the Ukrainian people to resurrect the cold war with Russia. So we are witnessing that the PEOPLE of Ukraine are still not free and the resentment remains as an open sore.



Another Coup Building in Turkey? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Erdogan Flags

Our sources in Turkey are hinting that there is building the resentment against Erdogan and he knows that there is trouble in the wind. Erdogan is desperate to blame the West and find an enemy to point the finger at for all the problems he has caused including the collapse in the currency. Erdogan is now comparing German behavior with Nazi period. These type of attacks upon the West are strategic insofar as they are an attempt to create and external enemy and thus create unity within his country to suppose his policies.

Turkey is a member of NATO and there are missiles stationed there. They should be removed before it is too late. This is part of the growing destabilization of the Middle East. Pay attention to oil also moving forward.


Twin UFOS Witnessed & Filmed By Dozens In Vero Beach, Florida "IndyWatch Feed World"

Thousands of videos are online concerning unidentified alien spaceships. These are analyzed thoroughly for their validity. This particular one below comes from Dr. Steven Greer, founder of Disclosure Project and  Full Article


Syria, Fake News, Fake War, Fake Everything "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

16On February 24, 2016, Turkey announced that it took the Syrian city of al Bab when ISIS resistance mysteriously collapsed. The day before, Veterans Today published a story, based on a live interview on the ground at al Bab, that Turkey had just loaded 950 ISIS fighters on trucks and was moving them north, into Turkey for redeployment to al Raqqah.

Based on this evidence and a strange battle narrative that had made little sense tactically, this deception by Turkey fits the Erdogan profile. Turkey has always coveted a buffer zone in Northern Syria and had, as it seems, used their own military to seize it some time ago, as our sources confirmed. Now, as part of a coalition between Russia, Iran, Syria and themselves, they staged a battle in order to occupy Northern Syria officially.

This may well be why the Syrian Arab Army is moving forces north and east to block Turkey from moving further into Syria, rather an attack Idlib or retake Palmyra.

What we are seeing is continued deception, not just in Syria but Iraq as well. But lets look at the concurrent move by the Trump administration. President Trump had said reports damning Syria, who was actively fighting ISIS where others were, were largely fake news. One key example has been chemical warfare.

Here is another story that was buried and for good reason, because it is tied to a deception about Syrias use of chemical weapons and how Israel was party to fabricating proof about these accusations, which are being taken to the United Nations Security Council this week by the US under orders of President Trump, a violation of his promises to not only voters but Russia as well. From SyriaNews, May 22, 2013:

Syrianews managed to confirm the news we received a couple of days ago that a Syrian Navy boat destroyed an Israeli submarine off the Syrian coast at 150 meters depth on 02 May 2013 around 2 2:30 am. We were not told the type or size of the submarine but we were confirmed it was destroyed.

In the details we managed to get: the enemy object was detected and orders were given to one of the nearby boats to destroy it which they did with a torpedo (not told which type), then it was monitored sinking until landing on the seabed off the coast. A heavy movement of Syrian Army helicopters was observed over the site where the submarine was destroyed....


Governor of Washington Repeating the Arrogance of the 60s "IndyWatch Feed World"

Governor of Washington

The governor of the State of Washington has actually declared war on the United States as a federal government signing an executive order to prevent any state employee to assist the Federal government in deporting any illegal aliens. This is demonstrating the trend toward the breakup of the United States. No State governor has the authority to refuse to comply with the Federal Government for the State of Washington is bound by the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it, and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land.

Ironically, here we have the governor of Washington committing a serious offense exactly as the South did in refusing to desegregate. The way the Federal government broke the South in the 60s, was using this clause. There it was the South refusing to end segregation and here we have cities and states committing the very same crime by claiming they are safe areas to protect illegal aliens. History is repeating the issue slightly changes. The Fed would be legally justified to now cut off all federal funds to the State of Washington.

It is interesting that those who aspire to the left are willing to subjugate the rights of anyone who disagrees with them, but they refuse to comply with the law when it goes against what they want to do.


How the Trump Administration May Be Skirting Its Own Ethics Rules "IndyWatch Feed"

President Trump signs back-to-back executive orders in the White House in Washington, DC, on February 28, 2017. (Photo: Stephen Crowley / The New York Times) The Trump administration appears to be either ignoring or exempting top staffers from its own watered-down ethics rules. As we have detailed, President Trump in January issued an order weakening []



Cheyenne River Youth Project Announces Cecilia Fire Thunder Will be Keynote Speaker at 2017 Passion for Fashion "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that Cecilia FireThunder, the first woman to serve as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will be keynote speaker at this years eagerly anticipated Passion for Fashion. The event is scheduled for 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center in Eagle Butte.

Annual Passion for Fashion Event Brings Hope for young ladies living on Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

Were honored to welcome Cecilia FireThunder to our community and to our 2017 Passion for Fashion event, said Julie Garreau, CRYPs executive director. This event is all about lifting up our young Lakota women, in every aspect, from supporting their wellness to strengthening the connection to their culture. Cecilia has an impressive background in native health, wellness and education, with a particular emphasis on healing. Were very much looking forward to giving our youth this opportunity to hear her speak.

FireThunder is a member of the Kiyaksa Tiospaye in Kyle, South Dakota. She spoke only Lakota until age 5, after which she attended Catholic boarding school. Her family took part in the Indian Relocation program when she was a child; she completed high school in California, became a nurse, founded the American Indian Free Clinic in Los Angeles, and later co-founded the American Indian Health Center in San Diego.

In 1987, FireThunder returned to Kyle and co-founded the Oglala Lakota Womens Society, which brought attention to violence against Lakota women and children, and she provided valuable assistance in addressing the high rate of youth suicides. Over the years, she traveled to tribal communities across the United States and Canada, addressing the topics of wellness and  healing, and in 2004, sh...


Cherokee Nation Native Youth M.O.V.E. Group First Nationally Recognized Chapter in the State "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"


Ashley Lincoln, pictured second from the left, meets with students who are members of the tribes Native Youth M.O.V.E. Heroes at Sequoyah High School.

Published March 7, 2017

TAHLEQUAH The Cherokee Nation now has the first nationally recognized Youth M.O.V.E. chapter in the state of Oklahoma.

The tribes Native Youth Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience (M.O.V.E.) Heroes group is a partnership between the Cherokee Nation HERO Project and Sequoyah High School. Under the leadership of the HERO Project, Sequoyah students meet weekly to discuss and advocate solutions on issues facing youth.

In addition to having the first chapter in the state, the Cherokee Nation is also the fourth tribe to have an accredited chapter in the nation.

Our overall goal is that our Native youth will have a voice and choice in the programs, systems and policies that affect them. We want youth to have a seat at the table and for that inclusion to be standard in the future, said Ashley Lincoln, evidence-based intervention specialist for the HERO Project.

Cherokee Nation citizen and Sequoyah freshman Liliana Rojas said the group is different from other groups at Sequoyah High School because anyone can join and have their voice heard.

Our group has an inviting feeling, and in my opinion we have a lot of potential to do something great, said Rojas.

In 2016, Lincoln and her group of 10 youth received national recognition for their efforts by becoming the states first nationally recognized chapter. The good news came after a detailed application, completed entirely by students of the group, passed a board review.

We are working really hard to get our group strong so that we can get others involved and encouraged to start their own chapters. I am really here to be their cheerleader, to encourage them and to teach them the advocacy skills they need to communicate their concerns effectively and respectfully, Lincoln said.

The tribes Native Youth M.O.V.E. Heroes group hopes to encourage the development of new chapters in other schools.

Many members of Native Youth M.O.V.E. Heroes are actively involved in other groups advocating on issues of voice and choice for Native youth, including the Tribal Youth Council and the Cherokee Cabinet for Children and......


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With Schumer And Van Hollen In Charge Of The 2018 Senate Races, It's Safe To Count On Disaster "IndyWatch Feed"

Friday, David Sirota contrasted the lies Trump told on the campaign trail about bringing down the price of pharmaceuticals with his actions since moving into the Oval Office.
A week before his inauguration, Donald Trump said that when it came to drug prices, pharmaceutical companies were getting away with murder-- and he pledged to take decisive action to reduce the rising cost of medicine. Six weeks into his presidency, though, his government has moved to help drug companies block shareholder initiatives designed to help bring more scrutiny to drug price increases.

With drug prices skyrocketing in the United States, investor groups last year filed shareholder resolutions with 13 drug companies that-- if passed-- would force their boards to more meticulously detail their price increases for major medicines, and to provide the rationale and criteria used for these price increases. Days after Trump met with pharmaceutical industry CEOs at the White House, the Securities and Exchange Commission endorsed drug companies moves to block the resolutions from being voted on by shareholders at their annual meetings. The SEC move followed Trump promoting Republican SEC commissioner Michael Piwowar to serve as acting chairman of the agency.

...The SEC has not always helped drug companies squelch such shareholder initiatives: Under the leadership of President Obamas appointees in 2015, the agency told Gilead Sciences and Vertex Pharmaceuticals that the companies were obligated to let shareholders vote on a separate proposal that would have forced the companies to disclose the risks they face from their pricing policies. The companies shareholders ultimately voted down the measures.
This cycle looks really bad for the Democrats. It goes beyond former DSCC executive director-- now lobbyist-- Tom Lopach running around and telling e...


Who is the government protecting from what?: Borders and Backlashes in Australias Long Sixties "IndyWatch Feed National"

Australia (NM)  Australias border regime has been in the press an awful lot of late. Lauded by fringe Neo-Nazis in Germany, in 2015 our former Prime Minister Tony Abbott told a London audience that Europe must adopt a policy of boat turn backs or risk a tide of humanity surging through Europe and quite possibly changing it forever. Responding to Donald Trumps muslim ban, Australias treasurer Scott Morrison commended America for finally catching up with Australias policies, which have seen hundreds of refugees indefinitely detained in offshore prisons.

Australian governments have long weaponised the border. Immigration restriction was first enforced in the colonies that would become Australia against Chinese miners flocking to the Victorian gold fields in the 1850s. Similar restrictions were amongst the first acts of the federated Commonwealth of Australia, with the Immigration Restriction Act passed in 1901, legislation best encapsulated by Prime Minister John Howards infamous 2001 pronouncement that we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come.

The words White Australia, while central to political debate around federation, did not work their way into the final document, owing to fears from Britain that such phrasing might rile Japan. Still, the White Australia policy became shorthand, first for advocates and later detractors of the Immigration Restriction Act. The main function of the legislation was to keep out undesirable migrants through a range of mechanisms, perhaps most infamously the dictation test, where potential arrivals were forced to read a passage of text in any European language not necessarily English.

Egon Kisch, a Czechoslovak anti-fascist invited to conduct a 1934-5 speaking tour for the Communist Party of Australia-affilated Movement against War and Fascism, remains perhaps the best-know victim of this test. Kisch was able to pass the test in seven different European languages, before finally being caught out with Gaelic, after which he promptly jumped from his moored vessel to the harbour below, breaking his leg in defiance of the power of what Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds call White Mens Countries to enforce racial homogeneity.

Yet, Kischs case also demonstrates that this legislation was not purely racial, but political, if any meaningful distinction could be drawn in the first place. Commenting on the 1970 denial of a visa by t...


Lord Jacob Rothschild Admitted That His Family Created Israel "IndyWatch Feed World"

Lord Jacob Rothschild had admitted that his family were crucial in the creation of Israel, in a Times of Israel interview.

The 80-year-old Rothschild said in a recent interview that his ancestors helped pave the way for the creation of Israel, forcing the British government to sign the Balfour Declaration in 1917.

The Rothschilds are commonly believed to have engineered WWI and waited until 1917 when Britain showed signs of trouble.

The Zionist family then promised the British Government that they could convince the US to enter the war and ensure Britains victory over Germany on the basis that the British government handed control of Palestine to the Zionists.

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Public interest groups urge officials to protect net neutrality "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A coalition of 171 public interest groups sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission and Senate leaders on Tuesday urging them not to dismantle the net neutrality rules from 2015.The ACLU, Greenpeace, and Public Knowledge were...


Anti-Soros Uprising Spreads Across Europe, Media Blackout "IndyWatch Feed War"

Liberal media, in thrall to the globalist masterplan, is suppressing news that George Soross Open Society Foundation is being banned across Europe.Europeans are rising up against George Soros and his Open Society Foundations in their millions, as governments on the continent mount simultaneous crackdowns on the liberal billionaires umbrella of globalist influence-peddling organizations.  by Baxter Dimitry, Investment Watch:  


X22Report, The Deep State Has Just Been Setup, Get Ready For The Awakening "IndyWatch Feed World"

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REPORT: Entire Cities & Underground Civilizations Have Been Created Without The Knowledge Of The Public "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

This article by Aaron and Melissa Dykes was originally published by Truthstream Media.

Secrecy has become a way of life, particularly for the stealthy operations of nuclear powers and a continuity of government system.

In preparing for all eventualities of defense, and attempting to stay one step ahead of every adversary, the U.S. government and governments around the world have become so secret, that entire cities and underground civilizations have been created without the knowledge of the public.

And some people still claim far-reaching conspiracies are impossible because theyd never be able to get so many people to keep their mouths shut.

If these are the ones we now know all about, take a guess what we dont know about

About the authors: Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton created Truthstream as an outlet to examine the news, place it in a broader context, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, grasp the underlying factors, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, so that one day we might truly be free


Insiders: ObamaGate Going To Blow Wide-Open This Week And Confirmation Trump Campaign Was Wire-Tapped "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Insiders: ObamaGate Going To Blow Wide-Open This Week And Confirmation Trump Campaign Was Wire-Tapped by Susan Duclos Well, President Donald Trump did it this time. He blew open a huge can of worms when he accused the Obama administration of wire-tapping his communications, to which has been confirmed by former Obama administration sources and was revealed by a liberal

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Benjamin Fulford: Human Liberation Nears March 6 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Desperate counter attack by Satanic mafia failing on all fronts as human liberation nears Posted by benjamin March 6, 2017 Full Report We are witnessing desperate attempts around the world by the Satan worshipping Khazarian mafia to reverse recent defeats and remain in power. However, these efforts are failing on all fronts and more and more


Why did Trump break his Promise to Israel, Iran Terror and The Shipping Industry? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Did Israels Netanyahu tell Trump to break his promise on moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel? We speak to Miko Peled. And is Iran really the worlds biggest sponsor of state terrorism? We speak to the award winning director of Freightened about the real cost of globalisation. And the UNs International Maritime Organisation on an


Syrian Army Marching on Terrorist Groups Centers in Eastern Damascus "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mon Mar 06, 2017 TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army soldiers continued to hit hard terrorists defense lines in Eastern Ghouta and recaptured several more positions of the Al-Nusra after hours of non-stop clashes. The army troops engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists near Harasta town Northeast of Damascus city and advanced against them in the []


He may not even understand Watergate: Former Nixon lawyer schools Trumps Obama-wiretap claim "IndyWatch Feed"

Former White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon John Dean knows a thing or two about Watergate and he wants President Donald Trump to learn the facts. In fact-free accusations Saturday morning on Twitter, Trump alleged a new Watergate at the hands of former President Barack


Video: CrossTalk Bullhorns: Politocide? "IndyWatch Feed"

If Joe McCarthy were alive today, he would easily recognize the witch hunt hysteria consuming Washington. Blaming Russia is targeting Donald Trump. Via Youtube


Police to hand out free heroin to addicts "IndyWatch Feed"

Published time: 6 Mar, 2017 14:24 Police plan to fund shooting galleries where heroin addicts are given a free supply of the Class A drug in a bid to cut substance-related crime. Durham Constabulary is the first force in the country to set aside money to fund drugs in the hope that it stops users []



The Many Criminal Injustices of Indias Police and Investigating Agencies "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Investigators are never held accountable for their criminal misdeeds and go on plying their trade with no fear of punishment.

Representative image. Credit: Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

Representative image. Credit: Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

In a first in its history, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Indias premier investigation agency, is currently investigating two of its former directors, Ranjit Sinha and A.P. Singh. Indias police leaders, the members of the Indian Police Service (IPS), who head, superintend and supervise the countrys criminal investigation architecture at the federal and state levels, need to ask themselves whether the cases of two former CBI directors constitute the tip of the organised iceberg or are exceptions in an otherwise professionally-run, stain-free establishment.

On January 23, noting that a prima facie case has definitely been made out for investigation into the abuse of authority by Sinha, the Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe against him in connection with the coal block allocation scam case. This was the first such instance where the CBI was asked by the apex court to conduct a criminal investigation against a former chief. Sinha retired as CBI director in November 2014, less than a fortnight after he was, in a first, formally removed from the 2G probe by the apex court over his alleged meetings with some of the accused.

Then on February 20, the agency named Singh, who retired in December 2012, as an accused along with controversial meat exporter Moin Akhtar Qureshi in a case registered to probe alleged corruption. Qureshi, who is also under probe by the income tax (IT) department and the Enforcement Directorate, is accused of operating as a middleman for several public servants, including Singh.

As CBI director, Singh was instrumental in the arrest of former telecom minister A. Raja, Suresh Kalmadi, and several top corporate executives and elite public servants in the 2G spectrum scam and the Commonwealth Games scam. However, upon his retirement, an income tax evasion probe against Qureshi revealed his links with Singh. Way back in October 2014, the government had apprised the Supreme Court of the communication between Singh and Qureshi. In a report filed in the Supreme Court, on the basis of an IT department probe, attorney general Mukul Rohtagi had said, Singh was in regular touch with Qureshi and there were BBM exchanges between them on a daily basis and that too in code language. Many of the messages clearly revealed plans to save the accused in many cases.

Past cases...


Name-Place-Animal-Thing: What Does Hard Work Really Mean? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

This weeks column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women and the varying importance of it in their lives.

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Name-Place-Animal-Thing. Credit: Vishnupriya Rajgarhia

Name-Place-Animal-Thing. Credit: Vishnupriya Rajgarhia

Last week Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a dig at intellectual elitism (and more specifically, academicians who criticised demonetisation) saying, hard work is much more powerful than Harvard. Modi didnt expand on his statement, drawing a dichotomy between the two things and leaving the rest for the countrys media to decipher.

Hard work is clearly supposed to have an intuitive meaning here but when it comes down to it, we load a lot of different expectations based on class, caste, gender, nationality and societal norms onto it. This weeks column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women and the varying importance of it in their lives.

Workaholic. Credit: Kanghee Rhee/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Workaholic. Credit: Kanghee Rhee/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

When youre too busy for friends

Hey, I have waaay too much work, really wont be able to make it tonight Theres a high chance you sent or received a message like this at some point this past weekend. Its one of the most ubiquitous and acceptable ways to flake on others.

We all do it, but the question is when did...


CIA Analyst Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

CIA Analyst Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ (Video)

CIA Analyst Trump Wiretap Was Probably Done Via British GCHQ Video RT ran an interview yesterday with retired CIA analyst, Larry Johnson. Johnson pointed out that the carefully-crafted denials by US Intel officials that they did not order the bugging of Trump Tower in New York within a month of the November 8 election

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Trump Given Evidence Proving Obama Obtained Permission To Wiretap "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump has evidence that FISA court approved Obama to wiretap himPresident Trump has been given evidence showing a paper trail from Barack Obama to a FISA court confirming that he was illegally wiretapped by the former President. Obama obtained authorization from the court to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign under the guise of conducting a phoney national security investigation. The new evidence will likely result in a criminal investigation into the misuse of the FISA process by the Obama administration and Department of Justice. reports: Additionally, Obama personally relaxed the limitations on how such information collected could be disseminated in the weeks before leaving office. The political ramifications from this, if proved correct, could be unprecedented in scope. Once fully exposed, it would explain the curious actions of Obama as he prepared to vacate the White House. It would also explain, in context, the actions and statements of not only Barack Hussein Obama, but others in key positions of power including Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, John Brennan, and others within the media. At issue is Obamas insistence to secure a federal wiretap warrant of Donald J. Trump, the candidate, using the federal court system as the mechanism to do so. The ostensible probable cause was alleged ties between Donald [...]


Wikileaks Releases Encrypted Vault 7 Torrent, Will Unveil Password Tuesday 9am "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last month, following a series of seemingly random tweets by Wikileaks, we reported that starting on February 4th, each day Wikileaks began sending out a series of cryptic question Tweets teasing the world about Vault 7. The questions were framed in Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How format (but not in that order). Each


Secret Service Agent: Obama Wiretapping Scandal To Explode This Week "IndyWatch Feed World"

Obama wiretapping scandal set to 'explode' this week, according to a former secret service agentFormer Secret Service agent Dan Bongino claims that the Obama wiretapping scandal is going to blow wide open this week. According to Bongino, the mainstream media is making a huge mistake in mistakingly assuming that the #Obamagate scandal will fizzle into nothing. Bongino worked for former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama in the Presidential Protection Division. In a Facebook Live video, Bongino claims that the media wants to push the story that Trump pressured the FBI to tell him about the wiretap or that the president is lying. Bongino explains that Trumps Secret Service protection probably did electronic countermeasure sweeps to check for listening devices and found the bugs. According to the former Secret Service Agent, America is going to find out the truth about the wiretapping situation this week. #ObamaGate is going to blow wide-open this week Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 5, 2017 I'll be sharing more about the Obama administration this week, it's time. #ObamaGate Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 5, 2017


Disorder as democracy: protesting parliament "IndyWatch Feed National"

When a parliamentary body over-represents certain segments of the population, there is a risk that legislation will reflect the interests of a small subsection of society. And when the people in greatest opposition to legislation are also those least likely to be represented in parliament, they will find themselves unable to voice their concerns within the standard forms of parliamentary proceedings. They may find no choice but to disrupt these proceedings.


Professor injured by crazed mob at Middlebury speaks out: 'This was the saddest day of my life' "IndyWatch Feed World"

"They had effectively dehumanized me." Allison Stanger, a professor of politics and economics at Middlebury College, says the mob of angry protesters who attacked her last week during Charles Murray's visit to campus "had effectively dehumanized me." "They couldn't look me in the eye, because if they had, they would have seen another human being," she wrote in a post about the incident. As I reported previously, Stanger had intended to serve as the moderator of the event: a discussion with American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray, the controversial author of The Bell Curve and Coming Apart. In her post, Stanger describes herself as a Democrat who does not agree with Murray, but nevertheless believes campus is a place for a robust debate about a variety of viewpoints. Stanger's firsthand account of what transpired can be found here. A few highlights: I agreed to participate in the event with Charles Murray, because several of my students asked me to do so. They are smart and good people, all of them, and this was their big event of the year. I actually welcomed the opportunity to be involved, because while my students may know I am a Democrat, all of my courses are nonpartisan, and this was a chance to demonstrate publicly my commitment to a free and fair exchange of views in my classroom. As the campus uproar about his visit built, I was genuinely surprised and troubled to learn that some of my faculty colleagues had rendered judgement on Dr. Murray's work and character, while openly admitting that they had not read anything he had written. With the best of intentions, they offered their leadership to enraged students, and we all now know what the results were. ... I want you to know what it feels like to look out at a sea of students yelling obscenities at other members of my beloved community. There were students and faculty who wanted to hear the exchange, but were unable to do so, either because of the screaming and chanting and chair-pounding in the room, or because their seats were occupied by those who refused to listen, and they were stranded outside the doors. I saw some of my faculty colleagues who had publicly acknowledged that they had not read anything Dr. Murray had written join the effort to shut down the lecture. All of this was deeply unsettling to me. What alarmed me most, however, was what I saw in student eyes from up on that stage. Those who wanted the event to take place made eye contact with me. Those intent on disrupting it steadfastly refused to do so. It was clear to me that they had effectively dehumanized me. They couldn't look me in the eye, because if they had, they would have seen another human being. There is a lot to be angry about in America today, but nothing good ever comes from demonizing our brothers and sisters. Stanger goes on to explain how she was attacked outside the event, resulting in a neck injury that landed her in the hospital. Many have asked, on Twitter and elsewhere, w......


Stockman: Wall St is Misreading Trump Fiscal Crisis Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Stockman: Wall St is Misreading Trump Fiscal Crisis Ahead by Craig Wilson [Ed. Note: To see exactly what this former Reagan insider has to say about Trump and the fiscal threats of the debt ceiling, David Stockman is sending out a copy of his book Trumped! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin And How to

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Australia 1984: Sydney Boots David Wolfe For Being A Vaccine Skeptic "IndyWatch Feed National"



(Note from Erin: I was just a featured speaker with David Wolfe a WEEK AGO TODAY, in Southern California. I cannot believe the tabloids and even Yahoo! Read More


Interesting Updates From Nigel Farage Chancellor Merkel Visit, and Upcoming Dutch and French elections "IndyWatch Feed"

Wide-ranging interview by Stuart Varney of Nigel Farage discussing the upcoming visit of Germanys Angela Merkel visit to the U.S. to meet with President Trump, and the state of the EU against the backdrop of the upcoming elections. WASHINGTON (REUTERS) Continue reading


Fukushima Catastrophe at 6: Normalizing Radiation Exposure Demeans Women and Kids and Risks Their Health "IndyWatch Feed"

Since the election of President Trump, certain words have taken prominence in our lexicon: alternative facts, gaslighting, normalization. But the techniques these words represent have been used by the nuclear industry and its purveyors in government since the Cold War love affair with nuclear weapons began. And as we deal with the continuing fallout 6 []



Sam family featured at the National Archives "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the Anglo-Chinese families from NSW that I have written about has been featured in the latest refresh of the Memory of a Nation exhibition at the National Archives of Australia in Canberra. During World War I, young Percy Sam of West Wyalong applied for both a CEDT and an Emigration Certificate before travelling with his


Isaac nails it, Bills superannuation plans unlikely to survive election "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Isaac Davison nails it, Bill Englishs superannuation plans are highly unlikely to survive the election. Prime Minister Bill Englishs proposal to lift the retirement age to 67 may not survive past the election after Nationals likely coalition partners and opponents roundly rejected it. The major policy shift by National is not scheduled to take place []

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Smart Meters Can Overbill Consumers By Up To 582%, Study Reveals "IndyWatch Feed World"

March 3, 2017, Science Daily reported about overcharges new electronic energy meters aka smart meters are capable of pulling off due to false readings, as per a report of whats been happening in Dutch households in The Netherlands.

The study was undertaken at the University of Twente (UT) in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS).

Due to rumors of overwhelming overbillings, Professor Frank Leferink of UT investigated electronic meters to determine if they, in fact, can give false readings.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Christian Newman

If there is one word, one dirty slur, thrown across the economic landscape as a scapegoat for our problems it is the term speculator. When one gets into the nitty-gritty of what a speculator is, however, those who disparage this special kind of entrepreneur often dont understand them. Dont they have a hand in rapid and disturbing shifts in economic trends? Dont they prey upon valuable commodities just to line their pockets and stuff their wallets with cash? "Why yes," is the answer to both questions, and thank heavens.

What gives the speculator its name is the fact that he or she speculates that a certain commodity, good, or service, will be worth more or less in the future than it is now. Just like merchants and producers take goods from far flung places where they are least valuable, where there is an abundance, combine them into a finished product or move them to an area where those goods are scarcer, speculators perform this economic function on the time scale. Just like there is an arbitrage profit to be made moving goods from one area where they are abundant and into another where theyre more dearly needed, so do speculators take abundant goods in the present and make sure theyre available when times are scarce, with the expectation of profit, of course.

Dwight Schrute, Speculator 

Dwight Schrute is a fan-favorite character of the show The Office. He is a neurotic, weird, and obsessive salesman and beet farmer prone to many cringe-worthy moments. However, in two instances that Im aware of, Dwight performed a valuable service to the Scranton, Pennsylvania economy. In his spare time when hes not growing beets, he likes to engage in selfish, yet constructive, economic activity. The first was when Dwight cornered the market on unicorn princess dolls near Christmas season. Dwight estimated that the dolls would be the hottest item on the market during Christmas time, and began to stockpile them in the preceding months. Sure enough, Dwights estimations were correct. As the stores began to sell out of the dolls, he sold them to desperate fathers who had failed to think ahead. Dwight provided the toys, and gained insane profit margins in return. He does the same a few seasons later by scheduling reservations months in advance at fancy restaurants on Valentines Day, and then selling those reservations to couples who had procrastinated on making their own reservations.

Some might think that Dwight created this scarcity, himself, however, by buying up the dolls and then sellin...

Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By: Clint Siegner

Inflation is the most pernicious of taxes levied by our government. Officials systematically devalue the dollar, then levy capital gains taxes on assets when their dollar price rises.

The gains are largely illusory. Rising asset prices over time reflect the fact that the dollar buys less of everything. But the tax obligations triggered by this inflation are very real.

Bills calling for the elimination of capital gains taxes on money, i.e. precious metals, have recently been introduced in both Idaho and Arizona.

Testifying at a hearing for the Idaho measure, Stefan Gleason pointed out that by taxing so-called gains on exchanging precious metals for devalued Federal Reserve Notes, were adding another tax on top of the inflation tax.

Idaho State Representative Ron Nate added, Citizens arent allowed to declare capital losses when the dollars they hold lose value. So, it isnt fair to tax capital gains when the gold and silver they own rises in value.

The Idaho bill HB206 passed the House Committee on Revenue and Taxation last Thursday and is expected to come up for a vote on the house floor in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and Maine are working to eliminate sales taxes on gold and silver bullion.

Supporters of sound money are working hard to reestablish gold and silver as money according to state law and to make sure it is treated as such in the tax code. Trading one form of money for another should not trigger any tax. There is no sales tax when customers swap their precious metals for dollars, so switching dollars to bullion should also be tax exempt.

Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Idaho, and nearly 20 other states already exempt precious metals from sales tax. Utah and Oklahoma have gone one step further, reaffirming the U.S. Constitutions designation of gold and silver as legal tender. As such the metals are free from all state taxes ...


I Was Sprayed With Insecticide Flying to Australia: Linked to Brain Tumors, Parkinsons "IndyWatch Feed National"

Last week I took a flight from California to Australia.

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After a long 14 hour flight, everyone stood up and eagerly anticipated leaving the plane. Instead of getting off, we were informed that the plane would be sprayed with a non toxic insecticide.


I quickly grabbed my thick jacket, put my hood over my head, covered my face and made sure every breath I took was filtered through the jacket. Flight attendants walked up and down the isles, spraying the luggage bins and the passengers almost directly.

I waited for about 10 minutes while they made us sit in the fumes. I heard a few people cough. When we finally got up to leave the plane, a flight attendant asked me if I was ok because I was covering my face and I said of course, just avoiding breathing this, its toxic.

He matter of factly responded its non toxic. I replied of course its toxic, everything that is an insecticide is toxic.

What I should have showed him is that flight attendants like him have gotten brain tumors and Parkinsons Disease, and sued the government for mandating use of insecticide on flights.

According to a December 2013 article from the Daily Telegraph titled Landmark legal case will probe the link between Parkinsons disease and insecticide sprays used on long-haul flights:

LONG-haul flight attendants who have been forced to spray insecticide through aircraft cabins every time they landed in Australia fear the chemicals may have given them Parkinsons disease.

And experts have warned a...



Web Bot Predicts Economic and Social Unrest in Weeks Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Joe Joseph reports via The Daily Sheeple Youtube Channel:

Ive said prior to this election that Trump, whether well intentioned or not, is going to be used as a scapegoat. We can already see that happening. Theyre pulling out all the stops The Powers That Shouldnt Be to neuter this guy. Whether his intentions are good or bad, it doesnt matter. Obviously his intentions are not keeping with them. At least thats the way it appears on the surface

There are things happening here, very organic things, that show theyre not playing ball with the globalists Well see what happens in the next couple of months.

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Web Bot Predicts Economic and Social Unrest in Weeks Ahead "IndyWatch Feed World"

Joe Joseph reports via The Daily Sheeple Youtube Channel:

Ive said prior to this election that Trump, whether well intentioned or not, is going to be used as a scapegoat. We can already see that happening.  Theyre pulling out all the stops The Powers That Shouldnt Be to neuter this guy. Whether his intentions are good or bad, it doesnt matter. Obviously his intentions are not keeping with them. At least thats the way it appears on the surface

There are things happening here, very organic things, that show theyre not playing ball with the globalists Well see what happens in the next couple of months.

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The 2017 TV Series Hunted "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The 2017 TV Series Hunted by Ken Jorgustin TDC Note I, like Ken, watch this program for the exact opposite reasons the show is aired. It provides a glimpse of what is happening and can help us if we need to get off grid, for whatever reason. If you think you can use any

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Congress Investigates FBIs Ties To Spy Who Produced Fake Trump Dossier "IndyWatch Feed World"

Congress probe FBI's ties to British MI6 spy who published phony Trump-Russia dossierCongress has opened an investigation into the FBIs ties with a disgraced former British spy who supplied a fake Russian dossier to try and bring down Trumps presidency.  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassly is leading an inquiry into claims that the FBI hired former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to produce unverified and salacious claims about President Trump. In a scathing letter to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley claims that Steele was a Democrat plant tasked with stopping Trump from taking office. reports: In a Monday letter to FBI Director James Comey, Grassley asked for records pertaining to any agreements the agency may have had with Christopher Steele. The MI6 agent wrote an explosive memo on behalf of Trumps political enemies alleging that the Russians had compromising information on the president. Comey briefed Trump on the existence of the memo in a private meeting in January. Shortly after, several news organizations published the unverified allegations, which the White House denied. In late February, The Washington Post reported that the FBI reached an agreement with Steele whereby the British spy would continue his investigation on behalf of the bureau. While Trump has derided the dossier as fake news compiled by his political [...]


DoJ Dismisses Child Porn Charges to Keep Tor Hack Secret "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Rather than share the now-classified technological means that investigators used to locate a child porn suspect, federal prosecutors in Washington state have dropped all charges against a man accused of accessing Playpen, a notorious and now-shuttered website.

The case, United States v. Jay Michaud, is one of nearly 200 cases nationwide that have raised new questions about the appropriate limitations on the government's ability to hack criminal suspects. Michaud marks just the second time that prosecutors have asked that [the] case be dismissed.

"The government must now choose between disclosure of classified information and dismissal of its indictment," Annette Hayes, a federal prosecutor, wrote in a court filing on Friday. "Disclosure is not currently an option. Dismissal without prejudice leaves open the possibility that the government could bring new charges should there come a time within the statute of limitations when and the government be in a position to provide the requested discovery."

Intent on keeping details private about how it hacked the Tor browser, prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday asked to dismiss a case involving a suspect who visited the Playpen dark web child pornography site in 2015.

"The government must now choose between disclosure of classified information and dismissal of its indictment," Annette Hayes, a US attorney, wrote in a court filing (.PDF) on Friday. "Disclosure is not currently an option."

Hayes asked the court to drop charges around the case without prejudice, insisting the government has "simply acted to protect highly sensitive information from criminal discovery as was its obligation." There's a chance, if the exploit is unclassified later down the line, the government could reopen its case, she claims.



Our submissions were ignored NZ seabed mining protesters "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Busloads of people protested outside the Environmental Protection Authority hearing to consider Trans Tasman Resources seabed mining application. Photo: RNZ / Robin Martin

Robin Martin | Radio NZ | 7 March 2017

Thousands of submissions against a proposed seabed mining project in Taranaki are being ignored, opponents say.

Greenpeace and Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) say the Environmental Protection Authoritys summary of the submissions is misleading, and its report should be withdrawn.

Hearings are underway now for Trans-Tasman Resources application to process 50 million tonnes of iron sands a year for up to 35 years, from a 65 square kilometre block off the coast of Patea.

A similar application was rejected in 2014, but the company said the science had progressed and any environmental damage would be minimal.

The environmental groups said a detailed analysis of submissions m...


Injured Dolphin Approached Divers For Help. Nothing Could Prepare Them For What They Saw "IndyWatch Feed World"

Dolphins are considered to be one of the smartest animal species on Earth, with their brain size compared to their body being only second to humans. And the beautiful bottle nose dolphin in the following video proves it.

As a diver is swimming through the ocean in Hawaii, an injured dolphin begins to approach him. The diver, Keller Laros then notices that the dolphins fin has been caught in fishing line and that a hook is sticking into its body. Keller then signals for the dolphin to come closer so he can help the injured animal.

Once he has finished removing the hook and line, the relieved dolphin swims away. Sadly, these occurrences where ocean life ends up entrapped in peoples waste happens much more than we realize. Whats even more unfortunate, is that there usually isnt someone around that can help the injured animal.

Thankfully, Keller was there to help this beautiful creature out. The best thing that we can do as a race is to help these creatures as much as possible. Stop supporting dolphin shows and establishments like Sea World that capture these poor animals and take them away from their families. Also, make it a point not to litter and to recycle as much as possible. Every little bit helps, and is completely worth it to keep these animals protected.


A Musical Comment: Jethro Tull, "Locomotive Breath" "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Comment: Does it seem like the whole world has gone literally crazy? You look around, everywhere you look, and can only shake your head in dreadful astonishment. Fukushima, the mother of all horrors and nightmares, and all too true. 

The economy, gone to total hell in a hand-basket, 24% true unemployment, massive poverty and homelessness, store chains closing everywhere, and nobody cares. The Wall Street banksters steal trillions, and we the People bail them out for their crimes, while the doomsday debt monster of $1.5 QUADRILLION in derivatives hangs over the entire world economy, like an avalanche waiting one final snowflake to bring it all down into total ruin; the $20 trillion "national debt" (really $224 trillion in unfunded liabilities) ceiling expires on March 15, with no hope at present of any political solution by the cheap money-whores in the Congress and Senate, after which the government will slowly then rapidly grind to a halt, and that will include social programs, Medicare, Social Security checks and EBT "food stamps"- what happens then? Riots? Revolution? 

"Wars", started by us to bring "freedom and democracy", costing us trillions we don't have, and literally millions of lives, and the precious lives of our own troops, and we meekly, obediently, allow it all to happen without protest, pretending all that blood is on someone else's hand, not ours... but it is. 

The American police state is a reality, a heavily militarized army-in-place, neatly bypassing the Posse Comitatus law prohibiting a standing army here, and God help you if you resist- forget that fairy tale of "civil liberties" and "rights"- they can and will kill you, and get away with it, too, or put you among the 2.4 million other inmates of for-profit prisons here in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Forget too any notion of "privacy", you have none, nothing at all, under the never-ending surveillance of the NSA, FBI and many other "intelligence" ag...


In brief: Foreign currency issues continue to cause problems, and other business stories "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Foreign currency issues continue to cause problems, profit announcements for Nambawan Super and Bank South Pacific and ExxonMobil completes InterOil acquisition. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

InBrief02Businesses in PNG will continue to face a difficult foreign currency situation, according to Bank South Pacific CEO, Robin Fleming. Most of our payments are made within three to four weeks, he reportedly said. We try as much as possible to serve customers and ensure that the businesses operate somewhat similar to last year. He reportedly added that the bank is still exploring avenues and opportunities to improve on its operations which is likely to involve a stock exchange outside PNG.


Nambawan Super has declared a profit of more than K400 million for the 2016 financial year, an increase of 44 per cent, or K208 million, on the previous year. Board Chairman Anthony Smare reportedly said the success was due to prudent management of investments, good governance and a strong focus on realised gains. He also said Nambawan is suing the national government on behalf of 2,715 members who have left the fund and are allegedly owed K113 million by the Government.


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Bank South Pacific (BSP) Limited has announced a consolidat...


Video: White Ice Cube: Iconic 55,000 ton building demolished in Atlanta "IndyWatch Feed"

An iconic 37 year-old, 55000 ton archive building in Atlanta, Georgia, known locally as the white ice cube, was flattened on Sunday with ruthless efficiency and Via Youtube


North Korea says preparing to attack US bases in Japan "IndyWatch Feed"

Washington says it has begun the deployment of its THAAD missile system to South Korea as North Korea announces that its latest missile tests were practice for attacking US military bases in Japan. The launches were carried out by a unit tasked to strike the bases of the US imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in []


Emails for sale: Dark web vendor peddles decrypted Gmail, Yahoo accounts "IndyWatch Feed"

Published time: 7 Mar, 2017 04:13 Amid all the lurid sales on the dark web, one auction could be of interest to as many as a million people. A seller hopes to profit off 1 million Gmail and Yahoo accounts with decrypted emails, usernames and passwords that were leaked in various hacks. One million accounts []


He was in business with the cartoon caricature of corruption: Maddow breaks down Trump-Azerbaijan report "IndyWatch Feed"

MSNBCs Rachel Maddow on Monday began her program with a rundown of the bombshell report linking Donald Trump to corrupt Azerbaijan oligarchs and an Iranian terror group, explaining, there is a reason we should expect this White House to do everything in his power to keep secret his finances and



Kaka resurgence in the South, but nobody credits Climate Change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  The Department of Conservation (DOC) says the population of South Island kk in a Fiordland forest has had a spectacular comeback. DOC said when surveyed 10 years ago the native parrot population at Waitutu Forest was very unbalanced, with few females (the male to female ratio was 6:1) and young birds. But a DOC []

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Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Peaberry a coffee berry containing one rounded seed instead of the usual two, through non-fertilisation of one ovule or subsequent abortion; a coffee berry containing such a seed.

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Puzzle Pieces Are Coming Together & The Last Piece Is The Collapse Of The Economy (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Puzzle Pieces Are Coming Together & The Last Piece Is The Collapse Of The Economy Video Brexit reality, the EU wants a fee paid first. Pepsi lays off 20% because of a soda tax. The retail apocalypse is here, stores going bankrupt and sales for February are down. Core factory growth is down. The dumb

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Judicial Watch Sues Deep State For Wiretapping Michael Flynn "IndyWatch Feed World"

Judicial Watch sues Deep State over intel leak on Gen. Michael FlynnJudicial Watch issued a lawsuit against the Deep State on Monday, demanding to see records about the illegal wiretapping of Michael Flynns telephone line. The government watchdog filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the CIA, DOJ, and DOT seeking all records relating to the investigation of General Flynns communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. According to Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, the Deep State actively sought to oust Flynn, using illegal and unconstitutional methods which ultimately resulted in proving his innocence. Weve been looking into this story for months now and the only crimes connected to this Russian scandal weve been able to find so far are the illegal leaks of information and the violations of privacy by the Obama gang, Fitton told Breitbart News. reports: Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynns communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency et al. (No.1:17-cv-00397)).  (The National Security Agency refused to confirm or deny the existence of intelligence records about communications between [...]


Entrepreneur: Coconut product manufacturer, Ernestine Maxtone-Graham "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Domestic and global demand for coconut products will see this Papua New Guinea producer relocate, expand and create new lines. The Director of MaxtoneHaus, Ernestine Maxtone-Graham, talks to Business Advantage PNG.


Maxtone Haus Ernestine Maxtone-Graham

In early 2015, Ernestine Maxtone-Graham returned to PNG to join her husband, Mungo Maxtone-Graham, with the intention of developing a business, MaxtoneHaus, based on the increasing demand for coconut products.

I was coming back to PNG and I wanted to get involved with coconut because I used coconut-based products while we lived in Australia, New Ireland-born Ernestine tells Business Advantage PNG.

Also, copra helped put me and some of my siblings through school. My family used to produce copra, as did so many families in PNG.

Ernestine and Mungo started their coconut oil processing plant at Kanudi in Port Moresby in June 2015, buying copra from local farmers along the coastal villages in the Abau District of the Central Province, about a five-hour drive from the capital.

We started buying coconuts which had been sun-dried, but now we buy whole coconuts which we hot-air dry ourselves. They come dehusked. The shell is used for fuel, the meat is pressed for oil and when weve finished, the meal that comes out is sold to piggeries. No wastage.


The wife and husband team chose to base themselves in Port Moresby because it would be easier to process, market and ship from the capital. But that is about to change.

One of the continuous challenges is having consistent supply. Were now at the stage of deciding to relocate closer to the source of supplies.

Moving to Kimbe will not just cut down travel time, being closer to the source of her raw materials means she can ensure consistent quality.

So. we will be based in Kimbe [in West New Britain] by the end of the second half of the year. That will prove another challenge, because getting the products out of...


'Syrians praise Russians in Aleppo, while in Mosul they are terrified of American airstrikes' "IndyWatch Feed World"

The occupation of Iraq's Mosul is under American guidance, so naturally they don't want to reveal the sort of atrocities that are happening against innocent civilians there, Paul Antonopoulos, Deputy Editor, Al-Masdar News, told RT. Thousands of civilians are fleeing the city of Mosul on a daily basis, according to the UN. The intensified fighting between US-backed Iraqi forces and ISIS led to an increasing number of civilian casualties. The Pentagon confirmed coalition warplanes had killed 21 locals both in Iraq and Syria in the month of January. It also said 220 civilians were unintentionally killed since 2014. RT: The battle against ISIS in Mosul has moved to urban areas now. How likely is the number of casualties to increase as Iraqi forces push deeper into the city? Paul Antonopoulos: As the battle intensified it is only inevitable that there will be greater casualties. Now, we know only yesterday ISIS attempted a counter-attack against Iraqi forces and they preempted their attack with nine suicide bombers - nine bombers using vehicles to blow themselves up. So with this sort of indiscriminate bombing from ISIS it is only inevitable that there will be many more casualties. Also the airstrikes don't make any sort of distinction between where civilians are and ISIS frontlines. So we'll only see more civilians being killed in the pursuit of wiping out ISIS. RT: It's estimated that over 45 thousand people have been displaced in just the last nine days alone as they flee the fighting. Why are there still no humanitarian corridors set up for them? PA: If we use Aleppo as a sort of comparison, Syrian largest city, we saw humanitarian corridors opened up. But this was with very careful negotiations between the Syrian government and the Russian government with the terrorist forces. When we're talking about Mosul, however, we know that ISIS is always unwilling to negotiate with the government, whether it be in Syria or in Iraq. This makes it almost impossible to open up these humanitarian corridors. However, we must question: has the Iraqi government or the US made any sort of attempts to negotiate with ISIS to allow civilians to flee? RT: We heard from people on the ground that they are fleeing both terrorists and US-backed forces' airstrikes. However, the mainstream media seem to ignore the strikes. Why so? PA: ... The occupation of Iraq's Mosul is under the guidance of the US so naturally they don't want to reveal the sort of atrocities that are happening against innocent civilians. It goes against all sort of narratives that the US are more humanitarian focus, as if compared to the Russians, who in Aleppo just indiscriminately bombed several last hospitals. It goes against all sorts of reports that keep coming out. RT: Russia has been accused of committing war crimes in the Syrian city of Aleppo, but the situation in Mosul is quite similar to that in Aleppo. Why isn't the coalition being blamed for civilian deaths from the airstr......


Charlottesville to Vote on Opposing Trump Budget "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At the March 6, 2017, meeting of the Charlottesville City Council, three members of the council proposed to put on the agenda for a future meeting a vote on a resolution opposing the increased military spending proposed by President Donald Trump.


Charlottesville to Vote on Opposing Trump Budget "IndyWatch Feed War"

We Did It! Now's Our Chance!

Everybody out to oppose war at the next meeting!

At the March 6, 2017, meeting of the Charlottesville City Council, (video here) three members of the council proposed to put on the agenda for a future meeting a vote on a resolution opposing the increased military spending proposed by President Donald Trump. If even just those three (Kristin Szakos, Wes Bellamy, and Bob Fenwick) vote in support of the resolution it will pass. The views of the other two City Council Members (Mike Signer and Kathy Galvin) are unknown.

We are currently assuming, and will confirm as soon as possible, that the vote on the resolution will come at the March 20th, 7 p.m., meeting. We need to be there in large numbers!

We also need to sign up in large numbers ahead of time for 3-minute speaking slots. Please do that here: (Of fifteen slots, ten go to online sign-ups, five to early arrivals in person.)

Thus far, these organizations have endorsed the resolution: Charlottesville Veterans For Peace, Charlottesville Amnesty International, World Beyond War, Just World Books, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club, Candidate for Commonwealth's Attorney Jeff Fogel, Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America, Indivisible Charlottesville, heARTful Action, Together Cville,

We need to reach out to other organizations and ask them to sign on. We'll add them here:

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"A Look to the Heavens" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 1055 is a dominant member of a small galaxy group a mere 60 million light-years away toward the intimidating constellation Cetus. Seen edge-on, the island universe spans about 100,000 light-years, similar in size to our own Milky Way. 
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Colorful, spiky stars in this cosmic portrait of NGC 1055 are in the foreground, well within the Milky Way. But along with a smattering of more distant background galaxies, the deep image also reveals a curious box-shaped inner halo extending far above and below this galaxy's dusty plane. The halo itself is laced with faint, narrow structures, and could represent the mixed and spread out debris from a satellite galaxy disrupted by the larger spiral some 10 billion years ago.


The Syrian Civil War is Almost Over, Assad has Won "IndyWatch Feed World"

Battle for Manbij shows Syrias civil war is almost over and it looks like Bashar Assad has won

ISIS is under military pressure on every side and it seems to be more than it can stand

A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017 AFP/Getty Images

Source: Independent | by Patrick Cockburn

Winners and losers are emerging in what may be the final phase of the Syrian civil war as anti-Isis forces prepare for an attack aimed at capturing Raqqa, the de facto Isis capital in Syria. Kurdish-led Syrian fighters say they have seized part of the road south of Raqqa, cutting Isis off from other its territory further east.

Isis is confronting an array of enemies approaching Raqqa, but these are divided, with competing agendas and ambitions. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), whose main fighting force is the Syrian Kurdish Popular Mobilisation Units (YPG), backed by the devastating firepower of the US-led air coalition, are now getting close to Raqqa and are likely to receive additional US support. The US currently has 500 Special Operations troops in north-east Syria and may move in American-operated heavy artillery to reinforce the attack on Raqqa.

This is bad news for Turkey, whose military foray into northern Syria called Operation Euphrates Shield began last August, as it is being squeezed from all sides. In particular, an elaborate political and military chess game is being played around the town of Manbij, captured by the SDF last year, with the aim of excluding Turkey, which had declared it to be its next target. The Turkish priority in Syria is to contain and if possible reduce or eliminate the power of Syrian Kurds whom Ankara sees as supporting the Kurdish insurrection in Turkey.

Turkey will find it very difficult to attack Manbij, which the SDF captured from Isis after ferocious fighting last year, because the SDF said on Sunday that it is now under the protection of the US-led coalition. Earlier last week, the Manbij Military Council appeared to have outmanoeuvred the Turks by handing over villages west of Manbij beginning to come under attack from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) militia backed by Turkey to the Syrian Army which is advancing from the south with Russian air support....


People moves: new CEO for HPHA, and a departure at Nambawan "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A new chief at Hela Provincial Health Authority, and a departure at Nambawan

Dr GPeople 02unzee Gawin has taken up the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Hela Provincial Health Authority.


The Chief Executive officer of Namabawan Super, Garry Tunstall, has left the company. A replacement is yet to be announced.

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Uma entrevista com Raoni: Liberdade fica comigo "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

CIMI Conselho Indigenista Missionrio Jos R. Bessa Freire - P. Como que onze pees foram mortos de repente? Quando comeou esse conflito? R. Quando fazendeiro comeou a derrubar o mato, faz tempo. Fazendeiro derrubou dois km de mato aqui (indica com o dedo no mapa perto do posto de Jarina). Ento o meu povo foi caar. Ai, o Bedjai, meu sobrinho, foi l e escutou o barulho da moto-serra. A ele perguntou para o Anbal (o balseiro da Br-080). O Anbal disse: eu escutei barulho de moto-serra. Ento o Bedjai contou pra mim, n: Olha, tem gente derrubando mato l no Piraraju. Ento eu fui com o branco, o Anbal, mais seu companheiro. Ns descemos aqui (indica no mapa). A encontramos o pessoal derrubando mato. Chegamos l, os caras com medo de mim, tudo com medo de mim. Falei pra eles: No, no tem medo no. Pode voltar aqui que eu quero falar com voc. Ento, ele voltou. O Anbal conversou com ele, depois eu conversei com ele assim: Voc pode procurar outro lugar, pode encontrar mato, terra, pode fazer roa, fazer casa, plantar capim, criar boi. Mas fora daqui. Aqui no! Aqui voc no pode voltar mais, voc no pode fazer isso na beira do Xingu. Ento o cara falou pra mim: Voc o dono das terras, n, mas foi patro nosso que mandou a gente trabalhar aqui. Ento eu disse: Essa terra nossa mesmo. A eles saram, arrumaram as coisas e foram embora. Ns voltamos pra aldeia e falamos pra Funai, pro diretor do Parque, o Cico (Chico, Francisco de Assis Silva, administrador do PNX).


Iranian Attack Vessels Confront Royal Navy In Strait Of Hormuz "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian vessels approach Royal Navy in Strait Of HormuzFast-moving Iranian vessels equipped with ballistic missiles came dangerously close to three Royal Navy ships and a U.S. Navy surveillance ship over the weekend. According to reports, the Iranian vessels approached the U.S. and UK Navy, forcing them to change their course in the Strait of Hormuz. The provocation of the USS Invincible and Royal Navy came around the same time that Iran successfully test-fired a pair of ballistic missiles destroying a floating barge in the same region. Sky News reports: The official said the boats attempted to get between the Royal Navy ships and USNS Invincible, before stopping within 600 yards of the US ship. He added that attempts were made to communicate over radio, but there was no response and the interaction was unsafe and unprofessional. Stand-offs between US ships and Iranian vessels have become a regular occurrence on the Strait of Hormuz, which is a narrow passage that leads from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea. A large portion of the worlds oil passes through the strait on tankers, making it a strategically important route. In January, a United States Navy destroyer fired warning shots at four fast-attack Iranian patrol boats which came within 800m of the [...]


Benjamin Fulford, March 6, 2017 Desperate counter attack by Satanic mafia failing on all fronts as human liberation nears "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Benjamin Fulford, March 6, 2017 Desperate counter attack by Satanic mafia failing on all fronts as human liberation nears We are witnessing desperate attempts around the world by the Satan worshipping Khazarian mafia to reverse recent defeats and remain...

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14:16 : Go back to your country: Another Indian becomes victim of hate crime in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Go back to your country: Another Indian becomes victim of hate crime in New Zealand: [] When Narindervir Singh left after the incident, he assumed it was all over. But when he parked on a nearby side street, he says the white Holden (car) of the abuser pulled up once again and the racist rant, including the n word, continued.

Another man, Bikramjit Singh, suffered similar abuse last week as he left a Papatoetoe storage facility.

A man who claimed Bikramjit was speeding yelled at him, saying: Go back to your country slow down! You know what the speed limit is here.

Bikramjit says he wasnt speeding, is a New Zealand citizen and has lived here for more than a decade. The man who hurled abuse in that case ended up apologising in an email, blaming two alcohol beverages hed consumed earlier that day. But those who work with migrants say such discrimination does appear to be increasing.


Monday Meslier: 15 All Religion Was Born of the Desire to Dominate "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jean Meslier Portrait

Jean Meslier

The first legislators of nations had for their object to dominate, The easiest means of succeeding was to frighten the people and to prevent them from reasoning; they led them by tortuous paths in order that they should not perceive the designs of their guides; they compelled them to look into the air, for fear they should look to their feet; they amused them upon the road by stories; in a word, they treated them in the way of nurses, who employ songs and menaces to put the children to sleep, or to force them to be quiet.


Meslier is mercilessly brief, here. But he touches on one of my favorite themes: the relationship between religion and politics. I intend, eventually, to write more of my own views on that topic, but Meslier, as usual, was way ahead of me.

I would phrase Mesliers argument as that religion is a tool for political control. Of course Seneca said that, too, and so did Nietzsche.

Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool. Mark Twain

I dont necessarily agree completely with Twains mechanism of action, though I suspect religion evolved in parallel with power, because religion gave power an unanswerable excuse, and power gave religion shelter to aggrandize itself without having to play politics among the jabbitty stabby set. Religion chose, like a remora fish, to take a sheltered second place, as long as it didnt mean having to do any hard work and its a lot easier than jabbity stab.

King Thag shares his

King Thag gives his state of the union speech

Imagine Thag, strongman of the Stone Bear Clan. And Thag is the great innovator who has decided to be known as King Thag and his word will be unquestionable law henceforth. Prior to this day, the way politics was handled was Thag would announce his ideas and if the rest of the tribe did not obey, Thag would bash them with his bashing stick. Bash b...


Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations March: What to know ahead of Friday's march in DC | Mic "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Rise With Standing Rock Native Nations March: What to know ahead of Friday's march in DC | Mic: Though the protest is born out of the Standing Rock movement and fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Friday's protest is a broader call for the tribal rights.

The protestors, as outlined on the Standing Rock website, are demanding a meeting between President Donald Trump and tribal leaders about the critical importance of tribal rights. They also demand that corporate and government interests not be favored over tribal interests, and that projects must require not just the consultation, but the consent, of the native people it will affect.


Heres an example of a bank you want to avoid "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Heres an example of a bank you want to avoid by Simon Black A few weeks ago, one of our Europe-based Total Access members reached out to ask us about a bank account he was considering for his new business. This is important stuff. As Ive written before, most people spend more time thinking about

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Telecom Giant Unveils Human Injectable Microchips to Replace Credit Cards for Purchases "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

While it may sound like something off of a dystopian science fiction film, micro-chipping to replace credit cards is actually a thing. Furthermore, this massive technological advancement could one day be a requirement to make purchases in Dubai.

UAE telecoms giant unveiled the injectable microchips at the GITEX Exhibition in the Dubai World Trade Center in 2016. According to them, the device has the capacity to hold all of your credit cards, ID, and business card data inside. It simply requires that you be bio-hacked or injected with a foreign device that is embedded in the back of your hand between your thumb and forefinger. This method is achieved by the use of a special syringe.

When explaining the procedure, Hazim Naori, a medical tattoo artist who experience with the implant process stated, Its like a piercing, it doesnt hurt, but it feels a bit uncomfortable for the first day. The bio-hacking improves and enhances your body and will be not just a wearable device, but a device within yourself. You cannot replace or lose it, if you have an accident its still with you.

And according to him while the price of such an implant hasnt been confirmed as of yet, they expect that it could cost Dhs500 ($100).

Newsweek Middle East reported on the microchip while visiting the GITEX exhibition, and posed a very good question. Have we really reached that age where everyone will start having implanted chips in their bodies?

While this notion was once one only belonging to conspiracy theorists, it appears that it is becoming common knowledge. Other nations have already introduced similar technologies and readily embraced them. In Australia, they have introduced Opal which provides you with a unique identification number that is programmed into the chip. According to the Daily Mail, the chips can be used in the same way as a smartphone and store complex data.

Shanti Korporaal from Sydney has even set up a distribution service for the chip implants with her husband which they have named Chip My Life. And apparently, they are gaining popularity in nations extending as far as Sweden, where a firm that offered its employees with the option of having the implant, and over 400 accepted the offer.

Despite Naori and Kororaals enthusiasm regarding microchip implanting, other arent so convinced. While some think of the microchips as convenient and as the no...


Video: John McCain's Campaign Manager Arrested on Pedophile Charges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Mar 4, 2017

John McCain's campaign manager has been arrested on charges... what law enforcement are referring to as, "a wide-ranging investigation" into You guessed it folks; Pedophile Charges


Pedogate: John McCain's Campaign Manager Arrested On Pedophile Charges Part of a 'wide-ranging investigation' into pedophilia rings

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White Trash both a book and Trump revolution? "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (2016) by Nancy Isenberg is a book which is credited with the groundbreaking idea of studying the history


White Trash A book review of our family "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Ramin Mazaheri Americans, whether you like it or not, and whether you admit it or not, this book review is about our family. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of


Peer-Reviewed Science Losing Credibility As Large Amounts Of Research Are Found To Be False "IndyWatch Feed National"

By: Arjun Walia / Collective Evolution   Science today, in all fields, is plagued by corruption. Yet, more often than not, attempts to create awareness about scientific fraud  an issue that few journalists have been willing to address are met with the response, Well, is it peer-reviewed?

Although good science should always be reviewed, using this label as a form of credibility can be dangerous, causing people to dismiss new information and research instantaneously if it doesnt have  it, particularly when that information counters long-held beliefs ingrained into human consciousness via mass marketing, education, and more.
Unfortunately, its becoming increasingly apparent that we are being lied to about the products and medicines we use on a daily basis.
If youre one who commonly points to the peer-reviewed label, then you should know that there are many researchers and insiders who have been creating awareness about the problem with this label for years.

Who Says So? And From What Fields?

  • Climate Science

Many people have spoken up against the corporatization and politicization of science. For example, Professor Lennart Bengtsson, a Swedish climatologist and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, has voiced his concern that some scientists are, according to an interview given to the Daily Mail, mixing up their scientific role with that of climate activist. He claims that there are multiple indicators for how science is gradually being influenced by political views. (source)

Professor Joanna D. Haigh, a British physicist, professor of atmospheric physics at Imperial College London, co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change, and former president of the Royal Meteorological Society, has also spoken up about the politicization of climate science. (source)

The Australian prime ministers chief business advisor has done the....


Poroshenko doesnt want another Maidan SITREP "IndyWatch Feed War"

March 05, 2017 Maidan has come full circle: masked protesters took down the EU flags in Kiev and Social Media exploded with the revelations that Maidan was Russias plan to push Ukraine into the EU to destroy them both. June 2015,  the EU flag raised over City Hall in Kiev. March 2017, Extremists from the []


Thermography Uncovering Health Issues Safely "IndyWatch Feed World"

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. In fact, some estimates are that 255,180 new cases of  Full Article


USA: Highest Vaccination Rate in the World Has the Worst Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

That worst health label includes a ranking of 34th in the world with infant mortality.

In other words, the USA has the 34th worst infant survival with its highest rate of vaccinations. Some are directly from multiple vaccinations administered.

But the USA leads the world in infant vaccinations, those administered during the first year after their births 26 vaccinations during that time.

The only vaccination I recall receiving during early childhood, circa 1948, was the smallpox vaccine, the one that left a circle of shallow pockmarks on the upper arm, a non-ink tattoo that proved you had received that vaccine.

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Arizona Challenges the Feds Money Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver. Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This is because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance []

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Trevett: Winston was right all along! "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Red Claire hasnt realised even a broken clock is right twice a day and proposes Winston Peters has been right on the money when he said National was going to betray all the old people by dicking around with Super. Never let it be said NZ First leader Winston Peters does not keep a promise. []

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Trump: Just what the climate doctor ordered? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Having Donald Trump in the White House may actually spur aid agencies from developed countries to work more closely with the Global South, argues Nepal Water Conservation Foundation's Dipak Gyawali.

Death by Mismanagement? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A case that tests corporate liability for chaos.

Arizona Challenges the Feds Money Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed"


The Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees will consider legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender.

Banana Phone Blocks Robocalls "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Despite the implementation of the National Do Not Call Registry in the US (and similar programs in other countries), many robocallers still manage to get around the system. Whether theyre operating outside the law somehow (or they simply dont care about it) there are some ways you can take action to keep these annoying calls from coming through. [Alex] is among those to take matters into his own hands and built a specialty robocall-blocking device.

Based on a Raspberry Pi, the Banana Phone is able to intercept incoming calls on standard land lines or VoIP phones. After playing a short message, the caller is asked to input a four-digit code. Once the code is correctly entered, the caller is presumed to be human, added to a whitelist, and then the Pi passes them on to the recipient. There are, however, some legitimate robocallers such as emergency services regarding natural disasters or utility companies regarding outages. For these there is a global whitelist that the Pi checks against and forwards these robocalls on to the recipient automatically.

This project was originally an entry into a contest that the Federal Trade Commission put on a few years ago for ideas about how to defend against robocalls. We covered it back then, but now there are full build instructions. Even though the contest is long over, the Banana Phone is still in active development so if you have a spare Pi lying around you can still set this up yourself. There are some other interesting ways to defend against robocalls as well, like including the line disconnected tone in your voicemail, for example.

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Phone Zap for Comrades Facing Charges in St. Paul "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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The Anti-Repression Working Group of the Twin Cities IWW General Defense Committee is asking for help on an emergency phone blast of John Choi, the Ramsey County Attorney in St Paul, in support of five protesters who were arrested at the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday and have been held in the Ramsey County Jail since then.

Six protesters were arrested after a large group of Trump supporters assaulted people who were trying to hang a banner in the Rotunda. The police intervened and only arrested the counter-demonstrators. One was released, and the remaining five were originally being held for 48 hours.

This has been extended to 72 as the county deliberates on how to charge them. After consulting with local anarchists, antifascists, friends, and other activists including the IWW and the Students for a Democratic Society who helped to organize the counter-protest, we are calling for a phone blast until Tuesday 1:20 PM Central Time, to let John Choi know that the resistance is watching his decision, and he wont get away with a one sided, political prosecution.

Ramsey County Attorney John Chois number is 651-266-3222

As a suggested script, the Anti-Repression Working Group suggests:

Hello, my name is [Name or Pseudonym], and Im calling about the five individuals in the Adult Detention Center who were arrested at the Trump march on Saturday, after Trump supporters grabbed and punched counter-protesters at the Capitol. Im appalled that the police only arrested the people opposed to Trump, and did nothing about the violent Trump supporters who assaulted them. Im also appalled that the arrested individuals have been put on a 72 hour hold and threatened with second degree riot charges. This is a politically motivated punishment and is not acceptable. The media will hear about this one-sided prosecution. I demand you release the prisoners immediately and without charges.


One Set of Footprints by Pine Cone "IndyWatch Feed World"

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I am feeling a lifetime of frightful pain as we get closer to Ascension-freedom, so how can I feel grateful yet, when I cant remember anyone who cared about me, without using me like the Matrix-infrastructure here demands. I have held onto, so many evil secrets revealed to me during 40 Near Death experiences, yet all of them are being revealed now to the whole World, so I no longer feel like the silent accomplice, from fearing imbedded slave-catchers in evil complicity.

That guilt was almost too much for me to bear, and I am grateful Holy Spirit held me tight through so much preposterous horror. Bringing Light to my Family, then enlightening more Love than any NDE can barely stand, almost broke their backs with my innocent motive to keep shining no matter what they did to me. This country took over their job to kill me, with a wife that acted worse than my parents, and country combined, so I kept shining my innocence on all these experiences while Holy Spirit hugged me as one of Light working for Heaven, just like I life plan promised.

I was wearing out though, and my Light started to wane when I was kidnaped out of my family when I was the single Parent for years, so as I lived in homeless imprisonment, my losing 3 children topped off my beat down beat down beat down Spirit, so I had to surrender to more pain than I could handle alone anymore. I never knew all the evil on Mother Earth so when my recovery depended on forgiveness, Holy Spirit showed up for me to see all the things I never had realized before I learned, just how much we, all suffer.

I am grateful to be able see all our suffering to relieve me, from blaming my Parents, but my lost children suffered most, and they, still cant care about me from the whole World throwing the man under the bus for everything, no matter how unconscionable any Mother behaves. It hurts not to be Loved as a feral child; it hurts not to be loved as a hated husband; it hurts not to be loved by my country; it hurts not to be loved by the World; it hurts not to be loved by myself, and it, really hurts to let go of my lost adult-children all over again.

My experiences scare others in the Matrix, and I scare others in denial of their own suffering, so right when I need a friend who cares, or some human to give me a hug, my heart reminds me of Holy Spirit as my best Source, to write my truth, and get ready for Ascension-miracles galore. There are, so many just like me, and millions of others are helping us all Lighten up, wake up, and brighten Earth into a Loving Planet in this remarkable Universe of Milky Way Galaxy Innocent-child Spirit Wonder.

Soon, very soon, and sooner than we can imagine, there will be nobody left to judge anyone, and no one left to harm children like I was, so I am grateful, so very grateful it hurts like never b...


Marys Monday Metazoan: Vortices! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Oooh, beautiful. Starfish larvae are covered with beating cilia that they use to swim, and also to swirl bacteria towards their mouthand in this video that visualizes the motion generated by the cilia, you can see that they do both at the same time.


An indigenous group reforests its corner of coastal New Guinea "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Located on the Siretsy river delta in Papuas Asmat district is the picturesque hamlet of Yepem, the 655 residents of this coastal enclave on the shore of the Arafura Sea continue to eat traditional foods and practice cultural arts despite the rest of Asias gallop into the 21st century. In Yepem, meals are composed of fish, coconuts, bananas and starchy roots like cassava, taro and sago. Residents harvest shrimp at the nearby Yomot streamlet with nets and fishing poles. The village is dotted with jeuws, or traditional Asmat houses. The structures have high vaulted ceilings held up by poles planted in the earth. Mangi-mangi wood and sago leaves top the roofs. One jeuw is set aside as the town carving studio. The place is filled with carvers and weavers. There is even a little child learning from his dad. The leader of this initiative, Paskalis Wakat, explains that the Asmat people have a philosophy that they must be one with god, the ancestral spirits and the forest. Yepem residents young and old have a deep respect for the forest and see the duty of preserving the environment as one with respecting god and their ancestors. Kaspar Mamnak, a member of the Asmat Traditional Peoples Foundation (LMAA) says locals are not allowed to debark trees. There is a ban on tree cutting along the banks of the Yomot river.  It is also forbidden to shoot with arrow, catapult, or airgun shore birds. They, like us, are utilizing nature


If not Kremlin, Then Who Brought Trump to Power? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

If not Kremlin, Then Who Brought Trump to Power? For months weve been seeing titles like the Kremlin brought Trump to power and Moscow interferes in the internal affairs of other states, and it seems that the Western media has a never-ending supply of such sensationalism. But to make the matters worse, similar statements are

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Into The Heart of The Beast: Confronting March 4 Trump at Trump Tower "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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On March 4th, 2017 dozens of Trump supporters convened outside of Trump tower in NYC to celebrate the rise of fascism but they werent allowed to do so without resistance. One other comrade and I from New Jersey answered the call to confront the fascists in the heart of the beast itself. As we approached the grotesque monstrosity to capitalism that is Trump Tower we were greeted by a small liberal group also counter-protesting across the street. They were actually rather glad we had arrived and thoroughly enjoyed our sign mocking Nazis and our red and black flag, and generally did not interfere with us.

However, when the pro-fascists Trumpers saw our flags, signs, and masks they flew into a foam-mouthed rage. The fascists began to yell insults, make rude gestures, and my comrade was even threatened and had white power slogans yelled at them as they held an anti-Nazi sign. The fascists began to bark from across the busy street, SHOW US YOUR FACE! We didnt personally react other than to trade more barbs across the street with them. Surprisingly, the liberals started to chant back at themm SHOW US YOUR TAXES! (as in Trumps taxes) to drown them out.

After a few minutes of yelling out to the fascists that Trump or the government wasnt going to save them and that they should seize the means of production for themselves, we were approached by a few Marxist-Leninists taking photos of the rally. They told us they were specifically looking for white supremacists, so my comrade and I were happy to point out the fascist from earlier who had threatened my comrade. When the fascist saw he was being photographed he quickly disappeared from the rally.

After the MLs left, the Trump supporters were moved further down the street directly to the front of Trump Tower. The police then corralled the liberals across the street to the pen where the Trump supporters had been earlier, but my comrade and I refused to be penned in. Trump supporters continued to walk by and berate the liberals while the liberals remained silent. However, we did not remain silent and chose to respond to their fascist taunts with taunts of our own as the police stood by and gave us the evil eye.

At one point, a group of what was clearly alt-right trolls with Trump hats and Pepe pins started to yell fascist nonsense at the liberals. These were the guys who have a big mouth on the internet but no spine in real life, so we called them out for being fascist and cowards. One of them became quite agitated with us and said he had a problem with our masks. I told him to try and solve the problem and just...


Social Justice Syndrome: 'Rising tide of personality disorders among millennials' "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you were to come across someone who cried in the streets, who saw the world in terms of black and white and made death threats against strangers, who cowered in a special room and made public displays of naked self-harm and blood letting, you might conclude that they were suffering from a personality disorder. All these symptoms can be found in the High Conflict Personality Disorder category known as Axis II in DSMV, including Anti-Social PD, Histrionic PD, Paranoid PD, Narcissistic PD, and Borderline PD. Alternatively, you might reason that these are the everyday behaviors of the modern Social Justice Warrior (SJW). Of course, not every SJW has a personality condition, but sufferers from High Conflict disorders are often drawn to extreme beliefs and behaviors under the illusion that they are acting politically. A 2016 UK survey found that, since 1990, rates of depression and anxiety among the young have increased by 70%, while the American Counseling Association has reported a "rising tide of personality disorders among millennials." That such disorders appear to be an acute problem with this generation may be an unintended outcome of the unprecedented experiment conducted in the 1990s and 2000s by progressive parents.


Berkeley Student Arrested After Destroying College Republican Signs "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Free Beacon: One University of California Berkeley student was arrested on Thursday after he was caught destroying College Republican signs around campus. The signs were placed around campus by the Berkeley College Republicans. Two students destroyed a Trump yard sign, and one of them tried to ram College Republican member Naweed Tahmas with his []


Man Dies After His Six Ton Porn Stash Collapses On Top Of Him "IndyWatch Feed World"

If you ever needed proof that porn is bad for your health this is it. The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said The mother of excess is not joy  Full Article


Video Report: Entire Cities and Underground Civilizations Have Been Created Without The Knowledge Of The Public "IndyWatch Feed World"


Via Truthstream Media

Secrecy has become a way of life, particularly for the stealthy operations of nuclear powers and a continuity of government system.

In preparing for all eventualities of defense, and attempting to stay one step ahead of every adversary, the U.S. government and governments around the world have become so secret, that entire cities and underground civilizations have been created without the knowledge of the public.

And some people still claim far-reaching conspiracies are impossible because theyd never be able to get so many people to keep their mouths shut.

If these are the ones we now know all about, take a guess what we dont know about

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Logan "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


That description is exactly right: Logan is not a movie for kids. Its grim, gory, and extremely violent, and much of that violence involves a child (who does give better than she gets, but still thats not a lesson you want your child to learn).

Its also played as an end to the X-Men franchise, but it really isnt. Everyone is dead, except for Wolverine (Logan) and Professor X, and a few rare, scattered individuals who are being hunted down. The ending (which I wont reveal) puts close to the saga, and Hugh Jackman has said he wont be reprising the role, but thats no real termination it leaves a heck of a lot of questions wide open that could, in a sufficiently venal film industry, justify a few more prequels to this story to explain how it ended up in such a deplorable state.

But still, I enjoyed it. Its not a great movie, but its an engaging one, and it focused on the human side of the story. What happens when demi-gods grow old and have to face their own mortality? What do you do when old dreams die, youve lost hope, and the vitality you relied on begins to fade? Thats far more interesting than trying to see how many city blocks an overpowered superhero can demolish in an afternoon.

Recommended. It makes you think a little bit in addition to keeping the action flying.


Rage post about the gender pay gap: warning contains ALL CAPS "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

So there's new local research out today that the gender pay gap is a) real and b) primarily due to conscious and unconscious bias.

Firstly YES.

And also: it is good to have this in the public arena and being discussed, and for the Minister for Women to accept the findings as opposed to going "but we really need more research to be sure".   It is a victory for all those good folks who have been fighting to get this issue looked at on the facts, for many years now.

Because it is undeniable, it really is, that there is a gender pay gap.  There has always been a gender pay gap.  It was a little smaller a few years ago (went down to 11%, now back up to 12%) but it has ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

And yet people have sought to deny it, explain it away, it's because women want to be paid less, take time out for children, aren't as qualified as men, don't need as much income because the man of the house is the breadwinner.  WRONG.

And we knew these dismissals were wrong.  Lots and lots of us.  Not just from lived experience or from observing others around us but from the other many ways that workplaces, and society, treats women as less than men apart from pay, and from statistics, and from court cases and union agitation.  WE KNEW THIS ALREADY.

A little digression about "conscious and unconscious bias".  Can we please just call it what it is?  SEXISM.  That's what you call it when people are intentionally or unintentionally discriminating against women, individually or collectively, because they are women.  It's sexism, it's always been sexism - even the other explanations (now proven to have had only a small impact) like time out for childcare, taking jobs with lower responsibilities, not asking for promotion or pay increases blah blah blah all have a basis in sexism.

So how do we stop sexism, vis a vis the gender pay gap?  Apparently we need to raise awareness.

This is the point at which I start to get a certain song from That Bloody Woman (NSFW lyrics) stuck in my head.


Yes, it probably will help, and it will give the many many organisations that ALREADY KNEW THIS new strength to push for implementation actual practical measures that will close the gap and treat workers fairly.

But excuse me for a moment while I rage inwardly against the people who only now see the truth that was there the whole time, and pledge to eliminate this Awful New Injustice They Had Never Heard Of Before Today.

I heard someone on the radio saying there is a strong business case to pay women fairly.  Of course there is, there always was.  Just as there are strong economic arguments to support the Living Wage, paying teachers more, showing...


Trump Doesn't Understand The American System Of Government And Bannon Is Encouraging Him Towards Tyranny "IndyWatch Feed"

I'm hearing anecdotal evidence from all over the country that people are tense and disturbed and attributing their change in mood to Trump. I know it sounds unbelievable-- and maybes' just people I know-- but everyone sounds on edge. People are seeing psychiatrists and self-medicating and getting off the wagon and everyone seems nervous and depressed... Have you seen any of that too? I don't mean the freaks on the right descrating Jewish cemeteries or burning mosques or starting fights (or even Mika Brzezinski); I'm talking about normal regular people-- neighbors, friends, relatives, random folks who aren't even that involved with politics.

I'm proud to say I serve on the board of People For the American Way with Khizer Khan, an American citizen for over 3 decades who takes the Constitution super-seriously. According to multiple reports he was told his "freedom to travel abroad" is "under review" and had to cancel appearances in Toronto this week. Silver lining: maybe Trump will be impeached even sooner than anyone expected. You remember him right? He's the Muslim American Gold Star father who aroused Trumps ire and the Democratic National Convention when he spoke about his son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun S.M. Khan, being killed in combat in Iraq. According to Rosa Hwang, a senior producer at CTV National News, Khan cancelled a speech he was scheduled to give in Toronto after being informed that his travel privileges are "under review."


Trump signs revised travel ban in bid to overcome legal challenges "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump signs revised travel ban in bid to overcome legal challenges | 06 March 2017 | President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim-majority nations from traveling to the United States but removing Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in the courts.


Women and [the executive board decision about] climate change "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Draft notes for The Sustainable Hour on 8 March 2017 about the interviews we currently have in the pipeline

Host of the hour: Suzette Jackson

Suzette Jackson is executive director of Bioregional Australia Foundation and director of Innate Ecology.

Bioregional Australia champions a better, more sustainable way to live and offers membership, training and the One Planet Program for national and international endorsement.

Innate Ecology is a sustainability consultancy focused on strategy, design and research in sustainable organisations, communities and urban settlements.

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6 Small Ways a Man Makes His Wife Feel Ugly Without Saying a Thing "IndyWatch Feed World"

Even without meaning to, there are subtle ways that we can send the wrong message to the people we love. No matter how attractive you find your wife, you could be unintentionally telling her the opposite with your actions.

Of course, this article isnt to make you feel like the worst husband alive. Instead, it is an offering of advice on thwarting bad habits that may leave your wife feeling unwanted.

1. Overly Praising Another Woman

By giving praise to another woman, instead of your wife, you will end up making her feel self-conscious. While a small comment is one thing, it is completely different to obsess about another womans beauty or traits. Remember to consider how your wife would feel before lavishing praise on another woman. Lets be honest, how would you feel if your wife overly complimented another man?

2. Looking At Pornography

If your wife knows that you are looking at adult films on a regular basis, it wont be long before she begins to question herself. A study conducted by Fight the New Drug found that after men had been exposed to porn they rated themselves as less in love with their partner. This sort of material also causes men to become more critical of their partners appearance. So, please, think before you watch. While it may seem innocent enough, it could bring detrimental damage onto your relationship.

3. Not Initiating Hugs and Kisses

While it is normal to begin getting comfortable in your relationship, and showing less physical affection to your significant other, it is a bad habit to continue. Not showing your wife affection other than in the bedroom can lead her to feel used and unattractive.

4. Obviously Gawking At Another Woman

Even if your wife doesnt make a big point to tell you, she doesnt like when you stare at other women. It is absolutely normal to look at other people, however, staring them down is something entirely different. Not only is this inconsiderate to your wife, it is also very damaging to her feelings of self-worth. Think about it, would you want your wife staring at other men in the same manner that you stare at other women?

5. Peeking At Your Phone While Your Sweetheart is Talking

When you are in a relationship, giving your partner your undivided attention is a must. When your wife is talking, even if you feel like you are listening to her,...


The ABC does what it wants, when and where-ever it wants to. Why? Because no one says no. "IndyWatch Feed National"

There is a very big difference between the management and owners of a corporation. Owners call the shots, managers do what they're told. The ABC has forgotten that simple truth. It was created to fill a market gap which was uneconomical for private capital. Since then weak and afraid shareholder...


New Zealands anti-Fascists are trouble looking for a place to happen "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

New Zealands anti-fascists look at the world through Nazi tinted spectacles. A few days before their scheduled anti-Fascism march with no New Zealand Fascists available for them to rail against and attack they made some up. After all, where is the fun in virtue signaling how righteous you are if you dont have an evil []

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Day 134 How to Catch a Spy, Awan Brothers Saga Deepens, Part 1 (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Day 134 - How to Catch a Spy, Awan Brothers Saga Deepens, Part 1 (Video)

Day 134 How to Catch a Spy, Awan Brothers Saga Deepens, Part 1 Video White House Visas, Top Secret Clearance House of Representatives Buglaries, Ties to Terrorism Tweet @HeatStreet, @BBC, @Guardian, @NyTimes, @BreitbartNews Confirmation? June FISA Warrant Denial May Have Been Overturned Enter Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Enter Natalia Sova, Wife of Abid Awan Two

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Cosmology: "Galaxy Distribution Appears To Negate 'Big Bang'" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Galaxy Distribution Appears To Negate 'Big Bang'"
by Casey Kazan

"The prevailing Big Bang Theory predicts that all galaxies should be evenly distributed on the outer rims of the initial expanding explosive force. But in contradiction to the standard theory, ancient galaxies orbit the Milky Way. There are nearby galaxies over 13 billion years in age as well as and ancient fully formed galaxies located over 13.1 billion light years distant from the Milky Way. Galaxies move in the wrong directions and at different speeds, with galaxies colliding into one another from every conceivable direction.

Throughout the known, Hubble length universe, hundreds of millions of galaxies have clumped together, forming super clusters and a series of great walls of galaxies which are separated by vast voids of empty space. Several of these elongated super clusters have formed a series of walls, one after another, spaced from 500 million to 800 million light years apart, such that in one direction alone, 13 Great Walls have formed with the inner and outer walls separated by less than 7 billion light years. Some recent theories estimate that these galactic walls may have taken from 80 billion to 100 billion, to 150 billion years to form.

Millions of galaxies over one hundred million light years across, moving in the same direction, have penetrated the center of the local super cluster of galaxies located in the vicinity of the Centaurus and Hydra and constellations. Another anomaly is the Coma cluster at the center of the CfA2 Great Wall. It is one of the largest observed structures in the Universe, containing over 10,000 galaxies and extending more than 1.37 billion light years in length.

In their attempts to rationalize these glaring anomalies, the prevailing theory has posited "dark energy" to explain why a created universe did not spread out uniformly at the same speed and in the same "spoke-like" d...


Auf dem Weg zum Hauptquartier "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

(Eigener Bericht) - Die EU erhlt fr Operationen ihrer Truppen im Ausland eine militrische Kommandozentrale. Das haben die EU-Auen- und -Verteidigungsmininister am gestrigen Montag beschlossen. Demnach wird eine "Militrische Planungs- und Fhrungszentrale" in Brssel aufgebaut, die im ersten Schritt die Ausbildungseinstze der EU leiten soll. Bereits jetzt ist im Gesprch, die Aktivitten der Kommandozentrale auszuweiten. Zwar wird die Bezeichnung "Hauptquartier" offiziell strikt vermieden, weil mehrere EU-Staaten sich dagegen verwahren, in Konkurrenz zur NATO zu geraten; doch urteilen Beobachter trocken, die Einrichtung der Zentrale laufe faktisch auf die Grndung eines militrischen Hauptquartiers hinaus. Berlin, das schon seit Jahren ein solches Hauptquartier fordert, treibt unterdessen die Verflechtung der europischen Streitkrfte voran; zugleich fordert sterreichs Auenminister die Aufstellung einer schnellen EU-Krisenreaktionstruppe. Zudem hlt die Debatte ber europische Nuklearstreitkrfte an. Erstmals warnt ein Experte, die Militarisierung der EU knne in eine Sackgasse fhren: Durch Verflechtung der Streitkrfte entstnden Abhngigkeiten, die faktisch einzelnen EU-Staaten die Vetomacht ber EU-Militrinterventionen gebe. Ausweg sei nur eine gewaltige Aufrstung der Bundeswehr.


Animal Disease Outbreak Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza (Commercial Poultry): Tennessee "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

AVIAN INFLUENZA USA (TENNESSEE) POULTRY, HPAI H7 ************************ Published Date: 2017-03-05 22:44:14 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (66): USA (TN) poultry, HPAI, H7 Archive Number: 20170305.4881365 Date: Sun 5 Mar 2017 Source: APHIS USDA [edited] USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Contacts: Donna Karlsons Lyndsay []


CDC Document Bombshell Reveals List of All Vaccine Excipients "IndyWatch Feed World"

Almost no one has any real idea whats found in vaccines. When they allow themselves to be injected with vaccines, theyre oblivious to the fact that they are being injected  Full Article


Thought The TSA Was Bad Before? Wait Till You See What Theyre Doing Now "IndyWatch Feed"

Lovely. Via The Blaze: The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will intensify the way they search passengers and airport employees, according to Bloomberg. The TSA has used five different methods of physically searching anyone they deem necessary to search, or who volunteer to be searched. Now the TSA has done away with them and has instructed []


Self-driving bus being tested in San Francisco The Loop

A pair of $250,000 autonomous buses began driving around an empty San Francisco Bay Area parking lot on Monday, preparing to move onto a local public road in Californias first pilot program for a self-driving vehicle without steering wheel or human operator.

Im not convinced the technology is ready yet, but okay.

Read this on The Loop


"I'd Pick More Daisies" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"I'd Pick More Daisies"
by Don Herold (1953)
"Of course, you can't unfry an egg, but there is no law against thinking about it. If I had my life to live over, I would try to make more mistakes. I would relax. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I know of very few things that I would take seriously. I would be less hygienic. I would go more places. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less bran.

I would have more actual troubles and fewer imaginary troubles. You see, I have been one of those fellows who live prudently and sanely, hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I have had my moments. But if I had it to do over again, I would have more of them - a lot more. I never go anywhere without a thermometer, a gargle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had it to do over, I would travel lighter.

It may be too late to unteach an old dog old tricks, but perhaps a word from the unwise may be of benefit to a coming generation. I may help them to fall into some of the pitfalls I have avoided.

If I had my life to live over, I would pay less attention to people who teach tension. In a world of specialization we naturally have a superabundance of individuals who cry at us to be serious about their individual specialty. They tell us we must learn Latin or History; otherwise we will be disgraced and ruined and flunked and failed. After a dozen or so of these protagonists have worked on a young mind, they are apt to leave it in hard knots for life. I wish they had sold me Latin and History as a lark.

I would seek out more teachers who inspire relaxation and fun. I had a few of them, fortunately, and I figure it...


Fake News From Facebook to the White House Has Real World Consequences "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Facebook has become synonymous with fake news; known for celebrity death hoaxes, click-bait, and the accusation that the site influenced the 2016 U.S. presidential election. President Donald Trump has continued the trend on Twitter and in his press conferences. Facebook News A study released in May 2016, by the Knight Foundation and the Pew Research []

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Another One of the Problems with Judith Curry "IndyWatch Feed"

 Innocently working through the daily twitter load Eli came upon a middle low German trickster pushing a line that had been snipped out of the IPCC AR5, and an answer by a high flyer

Followed by a subtweet (eg dragging the innocent in without telling them), so Eli dragged the innocent in while telling him.
the innocent being Peter Stott.

As it turns out Gavin had been doing his assigned reading and provided part of the answer as to where this came from
pointing to a recent post by Tamino, a handsome prince lost in a distant land, pursuing a serpent (played by Judith Curry) using time series analysis to save himself, in which the handsome prince speculates about how the serpent found this quote
Heres what I believe happened: Judith Curry combed through the IPCC AR5 looking for stuff she could use to contradict the stronger statement of confidence in dangerous global warming which the report makes explicit. I further believe that she paid little or no attention to stuff which would support the stronger statement in AR5. The seeming inconsistency between Arctic temperature (just as hot in the 1930s as now) and Arctic sea ice (nowhere near as low in the 1930s as now) is one of those things she was looking for. 
 and engages in analysis of what the data says concluding that
Ive studied the data. Not only does it fail to support the claim about 1930s Arctic temperatures, it actually contra...


Living in fear of Xenophobic attacks "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Penultimate week, there was palpable fear of imminent reprisal on South African investments in Abuja, Nigerias Federal Capital Territory. CALEB ONWE reports The premonition of a possible attack led to a partial closure of some of the business outlets, with heavy presence of security agents mounted around their premises to forestall break down of law and order. Inside Abuja took an assessment tour to places like the MTN office, located at Maitama area of Abuja, the DSTV office also located at the same Maitama district and the Shoprite sales outlets....

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"It Never Ceases To surprise Me..." "IndyWatch Feed World"

"It never ceases to surprise me at the infinite capacity of the 
human mind to resist the introduction of useful knowledge."
- Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury


The Poet: Fernando Pessoa, "Follow Your Destiny" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"Follow Your Destiny"

"Follow your destiny,
Water your plants,
Love your roses.
The rest is shadow
Of unknown trees.

Reality is always
More or less
Than what we want.
Only we are always
Equal to ourselves.

Its good to live alone,
And noble and great
Always to live simply.
Leave pain on the altar
As an offering to the gods.

See life from a distance.
Never question it.
Theres nothing it can
Tell you. The answer
Lies beyond the Gods.

But quietly imitate
Olympus in your heart.
The gods are gods
Because they dont think
About what they are."

- Fernando Pessoa


The Daily "Near You?" "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Will Donald Trump STOP the Surveillance State? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Alex Ansary

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German Armed Forces in Decay as Even Their Tornado Bombers Cant Fly at Night "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

German Armed Forces in Decay as 'Even Their Tornado Bombers Can't Fly at Night'

German Armed Forces in Decay as Even Their Tornado Bombers Cant Fly at Night German media recently revealed that the Bundeswehr is lacking essential ammunition and is not ready to deter serious attacks. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, military expert Alexei Leonkov pointed out that the German armed forces are facing overall decline of their combat capability. Earlier, German Die Welt newspaper reported that Germanys armed forces

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"A Choctaw Prayer" "IndyWatch Feed World"

"A Choctaw Prayer"

Oh Great Spirit Father, who sits on high beyond the heavens,
Creator of all life below, please hear my spiritual prayer.
For I seek guidance in a world where few can lay claim to eternal peace.

Grant me the vision to see beyond tomorrow's horizon, yet still
accept my daily trials, that must and will be faced to survive.
Give me the strength to rise each day and breathe the breath of life
that you have provided for me.

Touch my spiritual soul, so that I may use every moment to spread
your sacred message of love and peace for all mankind.
I ask only the privilege to speak my native tongue, and learn
the ways of my people, from generations of old.

Help me to understand and accept that we are of one body, and
God, as each spirit flows, from one to another in a sacred hoop.
Let the trails that bore my ancestors blood and tears, and the
chains that bound their freedom serve as reminders to all,
of our hate and savagery against one another, and ensure its
trust that we as a people choose never to repeat such ignorance.

Grant Mother Earth the strength to endure all injustices that have
been placed upon her, and cleanse her red clay body to renew her
growth for new generations to thrive. Shelter, clothe, and feed
the masses, for all owe you their daily prayers.

Embrace my mind and grant me the wisdom to seek and receive
my ancestral birthright.

Guide my feet down the passage of forgiveness, of those who have
severed my tribal ties, and help me to bind them once more.
Teach this child, oh Great One, the true lesson of life, its sacred
message of love, to spread freely beyond self, and among my
brothers and sisters throughout the duration of my earthly existence.

May your morning sun awaken this weary body, and your night
moon allow it to meditate and rest.
May your spir...


Muslim Man Slaps Asian Lady; Then She Turned Bruce Lee "IndyWatch Feed World"

Even in the 21st century, there exists certain hypocrites who wish the women to behave in the same meek and slave-like way that existed a hundred years back or perhaps  Full Article


Technological Hazard Chemical Warfare Event , (CBRNE Chlorine, Sarin gas, Blistering agent): Syria "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CHEMICAL WEAPONS SYRIA: CHLORINE, SARIN GAS, BLISTERING AGENT ************************ Published Date: 2017-03-05 18:53:59 Subject: PRO/EDR> Chemical weapons Syria: chlorine, sarin gas, blistering agent Archive Number: 20170305.4880039 [1] Date: Fri 3 Mar 2017 Source: World Health Organization [edited] Following the reported use of chemical weapons agents in East Mosul, Iraq, WHO, partners and local []


Bay Area: ROAR Conference Full Schedule March 11th and 12th "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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ROAR is a 2-day conference focused on revolutionary anti-racism, solidarity, and strategy, rooted in the legacy of anti-colonial, anti-fascist, anti-imperialist, feminist, and queer movements and fighters who have come before us. The conference event will be held on both sides of the Bay Area. Day one will be at the Omni Commons in Oakland. Day two will be held in San Francisco at the California Institute for Integral Studies.

ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each others struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. Both events are wheelchair accessible as are the bathrooms.


Saturday, March 11th, OMNI Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA


Bay Area Indigenous Resistance Corrina Gould


Burning Down the American Plantation: Anarchist Abolitionist Organizing in NYC The Base

The ascendency of Donald Trump to the presidency has polarized society and exposed the fragility of the political institutions in the US. With very little effort Trump and his administration have managed to erode the thin veneer of legitimacy that liberal democracy still retained. The foundation of the political conflict today does not begin with Trump, but is situated in the context of the US Civil War a war that was never actually resolved. Slavery has never ended in the United States. Instead it was reinstituted after the war, expanded through mass incarceration, and normalized through the deputization of civil society against black people. The expansion and acceptance of terror in American society has now turned against many other segments of the population culminating in th...


Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Transgender Bathroom Case Leaves Issue To Be Battled In Lower Courts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Mac Slavo


The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide on the case of a transgender boy who sought access to the boys bathroom at zer high school.

With just eight Justices on the Supreme Court and a ninth pending confirmation, it could be months or years before the court takes up the issue.

With the political leanings of the court sure to shift to the right under President Trump, and political battles over transgender rights raging across the country, the issue will certainly make its way back to the court in due time.

Mondays development was a setback for transgender rights advocates, who had hoped the Supreme Court, which established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage two years ago, would aid their cause.

Instead, in a one-sentence order on Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appeals court decision in favor of the student, Gavin Grimm, and sent the case back for further consideration in light of the new guidance from the administration.

The Supreme Court had agreed in October to hear the case, and the justices were scheduled to hear arguments this month. The case would have been the courts first encounter with transgender rights, and it would probably have been one of the biggest decisions of a fairly sleepy term. (New York Times)


You Could Be Fined 250,000 Dollars if You Offend a Transgender Woman in New York City

Transgender Woman Arrested for Taking Photos of Teen Girl in Target Changing Room


Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Transgender Bathroom Case Leaves Issue To Be Battled In Lower Courts "IndyWatch Feed World"


The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not decide on the case of a transgender boy who sought access to the boys bathroom at zer high school.

With just eight Justices on the Supreme Court and a ninth pending confirmation, it could be months or years before the court takes up the issue.

With the political leanings of the court sure to shift to the right under President Trump, and political battles over transgender rights raging across the country, the issue will certainly make its way back to the court in due time.

Mondays development was a setback for transgender rights advocates, who had hoped the Supreme Court, which established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage two years ago, would aid their cause.

Instead, in a one-sentence order on Monday, the Supreme Court vacated an appeals court decision in favor of the student, Gavin Grimm, and sent the case back for further consideration in light of the new guidance from the administration.

The Supreme Court had agreed in October to hear the case, and the justices were scheduled to hear arguments this month. The case would have been the courts first encounter with transgender rights, and it would probably have been one of the biggest decisions of a fairly sleepy term. (New York Times)



You Could Be Fined 250,000 Dollars if You Offend a Transgender Woman in New York City

Transgender Woman Arrested for Taking Photos of Teen Girl in Target Changing Room

650,000 People Sign Pledge to Boycott Target Stores After Company Announces Transgender Bathroom Policy



IBM Promises Commercialization of 50 Qubit Quantum Computers "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

IBM is making a bet on quantum computing:

IBM announced today an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. "IBM Q" quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform. While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems where patterns cannot be seen because the data doesn't exist and the possibilities that you need to explore to get to the answer are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.

IBM also announced today [...] The release of an upgraded simulator on the IBM Quantum Experience that can model circuits with up to 20 qubits. In the first half of 2017, IBM plans to release a full SDK (Software Development Kit) on the IBM Quantum Experience for users to build simple quantum applications and software programs.

[...] IBM intends to build IBM Q systems to expand the application domain of quantum computing. A key metric will be the power of a quantum computer expressed by the "Quantum Volume", which includes the number of qubits, quality of quantum operations, qubit connectivity and parallelism. As a first step to increase Quantum Volume, IBM aims at constructing commercial IBM Q systems with ~50 qubits in the next few years to demonstrate capabilities beyond today's classical systems, and plans to collaborate with key industry partners to develop applications that exploit the quantum speedup of the systems.

Also at BBC, USA Today, and Nature.

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The Immigrants to the U.S. from Over 100 Years Ago "IndyWatch Feed World"

The photos are part of the New York Public Librarys archive.

With President Donald Trump signing a new executive order on immigration on Monday, were reminded of those that immigrated to the U.S. many years ago.

Between 1905 and 1914, registry clerk and amateur photographer Augustus Sherman snapped pictures of people arriving at the Port of New York at Ellis Island. Those photographs are included in the William Williams papers, which are part of the New York Public Librarys archive. Williams was the commissioner of Immigration at the Port of New York on Ellis Island between 1902 and 1914.

The portraits capture many different people of many different ethnicities arriving to the U.S. for the first time, ready to start new lives in America.

See the portraits below and find more from the collection on Flickr.

Augustus F. Sherman/New York Public Library/Flickr
A Danish man

Augustus F. Sherman/New York Public Library/Flickr
A Bavarian man

Augustus F. Sherman/New York Public Library/Flickr
A German stowaway



Q+A of Subscriber Questions March 4, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Dear CIGAs, Please check out the below video of one Bill and Jims weekly discussions posted on the JSMineset Gold Premium site (usually reserved for subscribers). It included discussion of the why of Mondays attempt to hold a Go to Meeting review of the AGM (which was held on Go to Meeting Friday) when unfortunately,... Read more

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"Reviving Chavez's Politics is our Greatest Homage" "IndyWatch Feed World"

Revolutionary Bolivar and Zamora Front
On the fourth anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death, Venezuela's biggest rural social movement releases an official statement urging the revolution to regain its direction.

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Anderson Cooper nails Kayleigh McEnany: If Trump had proof of Obama wiretapping he could already produce it "IndyWatch Feed"

CNNs Anderson Cooper called out Kayleigh McEnany on his Monday night show after she claimed Trump probably has inside information that validates his accusations against President Barack Obama. McEnany agreed that Trump could easily share the information that he may have on Obama and


Electoral Interference as Reality: A Brief History "IndyWatch Feed"

We should not forget the encouragement: hack those emails, extolled Donald J. Trump during the presidential campaign in 2016. It was the first public evocation of its sort, an invitation to a foreign power, in this case Russia, to indulge in cyber activity that has now been described by various US members of congress as []


Muthaf*kka, please!: Samuel L. Jackson slams Ben Carson claim immigrants came on slave ships "IndyWatch Feed"

Ben Carson, the new secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), on Monday referred to slaves brought to the United States against their will as immigrants, drawing quick condemnation from civil rights groups who cast his remarks as offensive. It was



Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Seeking Nirvana 2.1 ~ The Tales Of Vienna from Seeking Nirvana on Vimeo.

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Video Report: Entire Cities and Underground Civilizations Have Been Created Without The Knowledge Of The Public "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Secrecy has become a way of life, particularly for the stealthy operations of nuclear powers and a continuity of government system. In preparing for all eventualities of defense, and attempting to stay one step ahead of every adversary, the U.S. government and governments around the world have become so secret, that entire cities and underground []

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Is Trump's Wiretapping Claim Credible? "IndyWatch Feed"


Almost as soon as President Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the elections, Obama not only denied it, but also denied that he had ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. The statement issued by Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis is, of course, false.


Wikileaks To Reveal Whats Inside Vault 7 At 9 A.M. EST Tuesday "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

UPDATE 2: Wikileaks has announced a press conference to be held at 8 A.M. EST.

It will be live streamed.

UPDATE: Weve been made aware that there is a secret image hidden behind the Vault 7-Year Zero graphic tweeted out by Wikileaks on Monday. It appears the background image is a photo of the Lingua, a sculpture in Washington D.C. made by Jim Sanborn. We also suspect, in a separate development, that Year Zero may refer to the year 1979 given Assanges own statement that the year 1979 is our modern era year zero, back in November.

If any year could be said to be the year zero of our modern era, 1979 is it. In 1979...


Looking Holy Spirit right in the Eye by Pine Cone "IndyWatch Feed World"

19 Looking Holy Spirit right in the Eye 030617
(Burning Bush on Operation Disclosure)

While I have been suffering a bully narcissists emotional Blackmail, all my attention became focused on that problem, so the more I focused on the problem as a real me-problem, the more I needed to focus on the Love, and Holy Spirit forgiveness nurturing inside me. Its a miracle to change this focus into Holy Spirit, instead of playing the hostage victim, like I did as a helpless pouting child.

One second I was thinking of all the awful changes that I would regret, and the next second, I could see how much God-Loves me to help me sell my house, and find a pleasant environment to enjoy a new congruence for all the Loving miracles that are filling my new mind of delight. The instant I made an appointment with a realtor, and during our first conversation, so much gratitude confirmed my motive to allow this other problem the same Sovereignty we would both achieve, from getting out of each others family physical-role tangled-lair.

I acted without my usual need to discuss my new plans, and that, alone served as a new Sovereign intention, then once the commitment to get the house ready for an appraisal in a few days, I discovered a new idea from an older experience of living in another intentional community, like my Avalon House I formed many years ago. Everyone cheered one day in 1987, when I came home, and told them I had been let go from a therapy job, and when I was weirded out from their jubilee, they told me this validates my Love doesnt fit there any more. My supervisor admitted she read my client notes, and cried, herself, and gave me all my client options to follow me, because she wouldnt know how to continue with whatever it is that I do to Love Listen nurture with acceptance.

I remember facing huge 7 foot waves coming in between two islands, that looked like galloping horses stampeding toward our little yellow boat I made, so I calmly said we can make it, as long as we, both imagine this yellow banana peel is a surfboard packed with styrofoam, so no matter what happens we will always remember this adventure with a Loving humor. Sometimes I looked straight up at my friend and some times I looked straight down at my friend, and neither of us had time to focus back on our fear, because we were, actually having too much recovery-fun inside-focused on the trust for each others willingness to accept Love-miracles.

My way of The Burning Bush life scares normal people used to the Blackmail infrastructure Matrix, where everyone takes hostages in relationships, and pretends Blackmail-hate is Love. When base-gender gets indignant, and says Grow Up it means another Blackmailer is losing their hostage, when someone wants their Sovereignty back. I see banana-peel surfing while the Matrix judges sinking boaters, and I see o...


Bahrain Crackdown: Regime Files Lawsuit to Dissolve Political Party "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor The apartheid Al Khalifa regimes government filed a lawsuit Monday to dissolve a political party, the second-such organization it had targeted in the last year as part of an intense crackdown on opposition in the island nation. The countrys so-called Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry accused Waad of supporting terrorism, according to []


Latest Fake News From NYT: Only 16 Murders By Muslim Extremists Since 9/11 "IndyWatch Feed"

Wait what? This masterpiece of inaccuracy is from Glenn Thrush. Muslim extremists were only responsible for 16 out of 240,000 murders since 9/11 in 2001? Really? Orlando, the one event had 49 people killed and 53 wounded. Not to mention San Bernardino, Chattanooga, Boston and a slew of smaller lesser known attacks. Or honor killings []


Xenophobic attacks: NASS not on jamboree mission, says Tejuoso "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Senator representing Ogun Central, Lanre Tejuoso has said that the decision of the National Assembly to send a delegation of lawmakers to South Africa to stop xenophobic attacks on Nigerians was not a jamboree. According to him, the move was to make the South African parliament responsive and encourage the institution to properly control the countrys executive. Tejuoso, who is the chairman, Senate Committee on Health, spoke with New Telegraph after he was given an award of excellence at the 2017 Lisabi Festival in Abeokuta. The Senate had last...

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Report: Yemen Raid Reveals Hundreds of Al-Qaeda-linked Contacts "IndyWatch Feed"

Soldiers gather at the site of a car bomb attack in a central square in the port city of Aden, Yemen, May 1, 2016, that targeted the city's security chief for the second time in a week. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman


Nuclear HAZMAT Event Leaking U-235 Source, Public Area Contamination: Duke University, North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Nuclear Event in USA on Friday, 03 March, 2017 at 1436 EST Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY 10 CFR Section: AGREEMENT STATE AGREEMENT STATE REPORT LEAKING URANIUM-235 SOURCE WITH CONTAMINATION IN PUBLIC AREAS The following report was received from the State of North Carolina via email: On 2/15/2017 Duke University reported to the NC Radiation []


Stunning Win Exxon Mobil Will Invest $20 Billion Building New Refineries "IndyWatch Feed"

This is YUGE news and will impact each and every American.  One of the missing elements in our quest for energy independence has always been the lack of oil refining capacity to produce gasoline and other fuel end-products. Years of Continue reading


Tolerant Leftists Laugh As Elderly Man Is Pepper-Sprayed And Trump Supporters Are Attacked "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By The Daily Sheeple

We often hear that its right-wing conservatives who engage in in brutality based on race, religion and political ideology.

But as youll see below, the reality is that supporters at Pro-Trump rallies nationwide have been the ones getting jeered at, punched, beaten, and pepper sprayed for these very reasons.

Tolerance, it seems, is a one way street for leftists, socialists and communists.

They tried to have a Trump rally in Berkeley. #antifa #berkeley

(((Trope o. Phobe))) (@Tropophobe) March 5, 2017

If they could get away with it, were pretty sure they would hurt your kids too:

Get out of here, you little POS, someone yelled at a ~ 12-year-old Trump supporter who is here with her dad. She flipped them the finger.

Lizzie Johnson (@lizziejohnsonnn) March 5, 2017

Counter-protesters who labeled themselves anti-fascists ironically stole signs from Trump supporters and burned them:

Losing count at this point, but I think thats the 8th? 9th hat Ive seen on fire? Counter protesters stealing signs too at #March4Trump

Aaron Davis (@BaronBavis) March 5, 2017

That sign said Free Speech. Counter protesters stole and said hate speech is not free speech.

Tolerant Leftists Laugh As Elderly Man Is Pepper-Sprayed And Trump Supporters Are Attacked "IndyWatch Feed World"

We often hear that its right-wing conservatives who engage in in brutality based on race, religion and political ideology.

But as youll see below, the reality is that supporters at Pro-Trump rallies nationwide have been the ones getting jeered at, punched, beaten, and pepper sprayed for these very reasons.

Tolerance, it seems, is a one way street for leftists, socialists and communists.


Declassified CIA Report Exposes 25 Years of US Plans To Destabilize Syria "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Were in the midst of something thats never happened in human history. Since the birth of the industrial revolution, our planet has been plagued by war. In the midst of it all, what has really transpired behind the scenes and the true causes of these conflicts has been hidden behind a screen of misinformation and secrecy. []

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The Old Trump is Back. In Fact, He Never Left "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The old Trump has been there all along, and he will always be there. He's unhinged and dangerous. The sooner congressional Republicans accept this, and take action to remove him -- whether through impeachment or the 25th Amendment -- the better for all of us.


Social Justice Syndrome: Rising Tide of Personality Disorders Among Millennials "IndyWatch Feed"

We told you liberalism was a disease Via PJ Media: If you were to come across someone who cried in the streets, who saw the world in terms of black and white and made death threats against strangers, who cowered in a special room and made public displays of naked self-harm and blood letting, you []


Oil Searchs assets highly profitable despite weak prices says MD "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Peter Botten, Managing Director of PNGs largest company Oil Search, tells Business Advantage PNG that the companys PNG assets are highly profitable despite low petroleum and gas prices. He says the company is developing a five-year plan for ensuring sustainability, managing exploration and working with the community.

Oil Search's Peter Botten

Oil Searchs Peter Botten. Credit: BAI

Botten believes that PNG is well situated to weather the storm of a low oil and gas price environment because of the proximity to Asian markets and the low cost base.

But he says he has closely examined the implications of the current situation.

I actually think calibration of the oil and gas space has been very healthy for the long-term industry.

Like every organisation in the oil and gas space, we went through an initial review of how to drive further cost efficiencies and production uplifts through a period of relatively low commodity pricing, and that is an ongoing review, he tells Business Advantage PNG.

I actually think calibration of the oil and gas space has been very healthy for the long-term industry.

Oil prices

Botten is not particularly optimistic about the oil price in the short term, adding that OPEC needs to demonstrate solid discipline around production. And, even if OPECs supply is restricted, any effect may be swamped by production additions in the US, he adds.

We are at the bottom end of the cost curve and are very efficient.

All the industry is going through a review of what makes money, what makes a decent return. But Im pleased to say that most of the PNG assetsboth our oil and our PNG LNG production assetsare highly profitable at low oil prices.

We are at the bottom end of the cost curve and are very efficient. Our assets are not being overly stressed and...


Judicial Watch: Only Crimes in Russia Scandal Are from Obama Gang "IndyWatch Feed"

Obama-Putin AFP
Government transparency activist group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of the Treasury (DOT) seeking records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynns communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


The president is a lying gossip-monger: Keith Olbermann slams lunatic Trumps Obama-wiretap claim "IndyWatch Feed"

GQ Special Correspondent Keith Olbermann on Monday tore into Donald Trump over his unsubstantiated claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, arguing that the president is trying to distract from his regimes treachery with the Russian


Video: Baby fascists: Young Trump supporters attacked in Berkeley "IndyWatch Feed"

Clashes between opposing political camps erupted in Berkeley, California, as Trump supporters and opponents squared off under the watchful eye of police in Via Youtube


Republicans unveil plan to repeal, replace Obamacare "IndyWatch Feed"

Republican lawmakers in the US Senate have unveiled long-awaited legislation that will revoke and replace former President Barack Obamas signature health insurance program, known as Obamacare. The plan under the title of American Health Care Act was released on Monday and is allegedly based on the framework that President Donald Trump laid out in his []


Somebody give this guy a Xanax: Colbert brutally mocks Trumps Obama-wiretap tweet storm "IndyWatch Feed"

Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Donald Trump over his weekend tweet storm, nailing the president for claimingwithout evidencethat former President Barack Obama tapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election. Colbert referenced Trumps Saturday tweet, sent at 6:45 a.m., that charged


White House praise of Exxon's $20bn investment ripped from company's press release "IndyWatch Feed"

The worlds biggest oil explorer says it is set to invest $20 billion in the US Gulf Coast region, creating thousands of jobs. The White House said the exact same thing, as it plagiarized ExxonMobils statement. On Monday, Exxon Mobil announced it would be expanding its manufacturing capacity at 11 new and existing sites in []



ISO do not want free speech on New Zealand educational campuses "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The recent creation of two European student culture groups has brought all the anti-free speech worms out of the woodwork. The ISO (International Socialism Organisation of Aotearoa /New Zealand) had this to say about students wanting to celebrate European culture. Keep the European Students Association off Auckland University campus! So Trumpism has hit New Zealand shores. A []

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Framed, Tortured, Released After 12 Years: The Story of the Delhi Blasts Mastermind "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Freed after 12 years in prison, Tariq Ahmed Dar describes the torture he faced, and how judges repeatedly questioned the prosecuting agencies case against him.

Tariq Ahmed Dar. Credit: Ruman Hamdani

Tariq Ahmed Dar. Credit: Ruman Hamdani

Srinagar: On November 10, 2005, Tariq Ahmed Dar, an MBA graduate from Solina area in Srinagar, who was working for a leading multinational pharmaceutical company in the Valley at that time, was returning home from work in south Kashmir. On his way back, he was going to pick up his wife, pregnant with their second daughter, from a doctors clinic in the city. Itll take me just 15 minutes to reach you, hed called her to say, minutes before his car was suddenly intercepted by four men in civilian clothes, who blindfolded him, tied his legs and arms and whisked him away in a police vehicle. I never knew those 15 minutes would turn into 12 years of separation from my family.

Now 40, Dar returned home on February 17, after over a decade of imprisonment in Tihar jail.

A day before, he was convicted by a Delhi court, while the other two accused in the 2005 Delhi blasts case Kashmir University student Muhammad Rafiq Shah and a shawl weaver Mohammad Hussain Fazili were acquitted of all charges. Although Dar was awarded a sentence of 10 years imprisonment under Sections 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, he was released because he had already served 12 years in prison following his arrest in 2005. Convicted on minor charges in a related money-laundering case, which were not initially framed by the police, the court said in its judgment, In the absence of any evidence regarding Dar being involved in the conspiracy behind these blasts, none of the charges framed against him are made out.

On February 25, 2017, the Indian Express reported that the police and government had...


Dear Mainstream Media: YOU Made DeepStateGate Happen "IndyWatch Feed"

Brian Stelter-CNN
CNN checked in on the Trump-Obama surveillance story Monday morning and seemed profoundly confused about what is actually going on.


How to end pipeline vandalism, by Nestoil "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nestoil Limited has underscored collaboration, building and sustenance of trust between the operators and the host communities as panacea for ending vandalism of pipeline, which has cost the country millions of dollars. Assistant General Manager, Group Businesss Development, Nestoil Limited, Simeon Tor-Agbidyefor, said this on the sideline of a conference in Abuja. He said that safety and security of pipeline in Nigeria go beyond deployment of technology. His view was corroborated by Head Business Development, Nestoil Limited, Chris Ijeli, who said that collaboration should be encouraged among stakeholders to end...

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New rules: Stakeholders split over NHF loan "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The Revised FMBN Underwriting Guidelines for accessing NHF Loan is generating concerns in the housing sector as some stakeholders express fear over the policy. DAYO AYEYEMI reports Stakeholders in real estate sector have expressed mixed reactions to the downward review of National Housing Fund (NHF)s loan from N15 million to N5 million by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN). While some described the reversal as a policy summersault on the part of FMBN barely 10 years after it did an upward review, others are of the opinion that the...

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Nuclear Option: Nice-Guy Sessions Cant Kill Dem Pit Vipers With Simple Kindness "IndyWatch Feed"

The problem with Attorney General Jeff Sessions has always been that he is too nice.


Rural round-up "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Telling NZs red meat story globally:

New Zealands red meat sector has taken another step towards  positioning its beef and lamb as a premium food choice globally, Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor says.

More than 70 people including farmers, meat exporters and government partners have been meeting to advance the project with the aim of supporting better sector profitability.

The story of New Zealand farming and its farmers is at the heart of Beef + Lambs new market development strategy targeting new and emerging markets.

The sector had been working together for 12 months, designing a new market development plan and the first piece of it was defining the sectors story, Mr McIvor said. . . 

New Pareora venison plant a major boost to South Canterbury economy  Pat Deavoll:

The Silver Fern Farms (SFF) Pareora freezing works can now offer its skilled employees full-time work across 52 weeks, rather than the seasonal work of the past, as a result of a new $7 million venison processing plant.

Seventy staff, shareholders and executives gathered at Pareora, south of Timaru, on Tuesday for the official opening of the plant, which processed its first animal on November 14 last year.

The new plant had been built to replace the meat co-operatives Islington plant, which was on leased land and part of a business park at Belfast, Christchurch. . .

Velvetleaf-sniffing dog Rusty finds weed pest in Waikato no problem  Gerald Piddock:

With a sniff of the air and nose to the ground, Rusty has his prize within minutes.

The seven-year-old border collie cross turns back to his handler, John Taylor and barks, letting him know he has found another velvetleaf plant.

He then leads Taylor to the plants location in the ryegrass paddock on a farm in eastern Waikato. The invasive species is carefully uprooted and bagged for disposal.



Kidnappers go after police, abduct officers "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

abduct DPO in Delta, female cop in Ogun demand N5m from DPO for her release Kidnappers are daily becoming daring despite efforts by the police to curb their activities. Gunmen believed to be kidnappers have abducted four persons, among them a female sergeant attached to Ketu Police Station in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. The policewoman, identified simply as Sergeant Moji, was abducted at Idofi village on Omu Road, Ogun State. This came as gunmen kidnapped a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Area C,...

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At last, FG closes Abuja airport, plans to ease passengers plight "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Only Ethiopian Airline to fly Kaduna airport   At last, the Federal Government will, today, temporarily shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to pave the way for its runway repairs The official closure commenced at 1a.m. today. The Federal Government, which announced the closure yesterday at a joint press conference addressed by the Ministers of Information, Transport, Aviation and the Nigeria Police, also added that the closure would be effective from March 8 to April 19. This is as the government announced that the rehabilitation of the Abuja...

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2m children die from pollution, unhealthy environment WHO "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The World Health Organisation, WHO, has raised the alarm about large number of child mortality being recorded worldwide, saying one in four young children globally die from pollution, lack of sanitation and other unhealthy environments. Similarly, about 1.7 million children under the age of five die every year as a result of respiratory infections attributed to air pollution, second-hand smoke, poor access to clean water, poisoning and other environmental problems. These were contained in a new WHO report titled Inheriting a Sustainable World. Air pollution is a mixture of solid...

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Nigerian pilgrims pray for Buhari in Israel "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Nigerian pilgrims to Israel yesterday held a oneday prayer session for the restoration and perfection of President Muhammadu Buharis health. They also prayed for the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to receive wisdom and courage to pilot the affairs of state in the absence of the president. The pilgrims, drawn from Rivers, Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Enugu as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, converged on Mount Zion, Jerusalem in a Prayer Convocation for Nigeria, with the theme, Building A Covenant Nation. According to a statement issued by the media...

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PDP workers reject Sheriff "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Establishment staff of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said they are casualties of power struggle in the party, and therefore, are not in a hurry to return to work until all issues relating to the leadership crisis were resolved. The workers also told the Court of Appeal-reinstated National Chairman, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff that the February 17 court judgement was being implemented in breach. Sheriff had told the workers, after the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting last Wednesday, to return to work immediately at the PDP National Secretariat. But at...

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Fmr Secret Service Agent Set To Release New Info On Obama: Its Going To Blow Wide Open This Week "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By The Daily Sheeple

Former Obama Secret Service agent Dan Bongino suggests theres a lot more to the story when it comes to ObamaGate and wiretapping.

Having been on the Presidential Protection Detail, Bongino is intimately familiar with how Presidents (he worked for George W. Bush and Barack Obama) handle their daily business. He has been in the room and heard it all.

On Monday, Bongino tweeted that he is set to release more information, presumably related to ObamaGate or other activities President Obama may have been involved in:

#ObamaGate is going to blow wide-open this week

Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 5, 2017

Ill be sharing more about the Obama administration this week, its time. #ObamaGate

Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 5, 2017

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Fmr Secret Service Agent Set To Release New Info On Obama: Its Going To Blow Wide Open This Week "IndyWatch Feed World"

Former Obama Secret Service agent Dan Bongino suggests theres a lot more to the story when it comes to ObamaGate and wiretapping.

Having been on the Presidential Protection Detail, Bongino is intimately familiar with how Presidents (he worked for George W. Bush and Barack Obama) handle their daily business. He has been in the room and heard it all.

On Monday, Bongino tweeted that he is set to release more information, presumably related to ObamaGate or other activities President Obama may have been involved in:

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Development Release: Mageia 6 Sta 2 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Donald Stewart has announced the availability of the second development build of the upcoming Mageia 6. Labeled as "Sta 2" and considered a "stabilisation snapshot", this testing build arrives eight month after the first snapshot. Besides the usual 64-bit KDE Plasma and GNOME live DVDs, this release also....


Temasek seeks solutions to improve liveability in Singapore "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Singapore's government investment arm Temasek wants to pump money into ideas that will make the prosperous citystate even more liveable.


IATA advocates tax cut in aviation "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the clearing house for over 265 global airlines, has called for tax reduction in the aviation industry. Director-General, IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, asked that in a country as big, beautiful and full of opportunity as the US, why have a taxation policy that discourages travel? Aviation is the business of freedom and we must continue to work together to make it so, said de Juniac. He made his remarks at the US Chamber of Commerce 2017 Aviation Summit last weekend where he also focused...

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If It Pleases the Crown: Behind the Internets Hottest New Anti-Establishment Meme "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

(ANTIMEDIA) A new meme has been making the rounds on the internet, alluding to the American government as the crown. While at first glance this may appear confusing considering America is a democracy (or republic, depending on who you ask), the If it pleases the crown meme is actually making a radical point.

The United States was born out of resistance to monarchy; to excessive taxation, restrictions on trade, and the imposing policies that came with having a crown. According to popular American nationalist mythology, the American Revolution changed all this, spawning a nation of free, brave, and independent individuals.

Never mind that at the same time this republican (or democratic, depending on who you ask) government was slaughtering and exploiting indigenous people and codifying slavery into law. Never mind that corruption and abuses of power reared their ugly heads before the ink had even dried on the constitution; the constitutional convention was held in secret, George Washington crushed a tax rebellion, and 2nd president of the United States John Adams limited speech critical of the government and attempted to pack the Supreme Court for political reasons at the turn of the 19th century.

Regardless of the huge extent of misconduct, inefficiency, and violence the American government has routinely committed and continues to commit in 2017, it still enjoys a safe space in most Americans hearts as the best form of government we could hope to achieve.

If it pleases the crown, however, turns this notion on its head. The formula of the meme is simple: it begins with If it pleases the crown and is followed by an articulation of an absurd government policy that violates freedom on a fundamental level:

if it pleases the crown



The global blueprint for Neo-Ottomanism: Opportunities and challenges - Part III "IndyWatch Feed World"

Part I Part II The Afro-Eurasian blueprint for Neo-Ottomanism was revealed in the previous two parts of this research, so now the work will take a turn towards examining the opportunities and challenges that could realistically impact on Turkey's forthcoming Great Power expansion and strategic plans. In order to make this as easy as possible for the reader to go through, the following information will be organized in any given order according to bullet points that summarize each main concept and then briefly elaborate a bit more about them:


Moonbat Katy Tur Denies Media Ever Said Trump Officials Connected To Russians Proves Trump Strategy is Working "IndyWatch Feed"

Oh, this is just too funny.  Confirmation of how effective President Trumps strategy is against the media surfaced today as MSNBCs Katy Tur gets into a heated conversation with Congressman Chris Stewart. Katy Tur claimed the media never said Trump Continue reading


Facebook Now Decides What Is Branded Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

By Stuart Hooper

21st Century Wire says

Facebook knows best?

Facebook has begun its rollout of the Disputed Story tag, which allows only ABC News,, the Associated Press, Snopes and Politifact to determine if a story is fake news.

In the following video Stuart J. Hooper delves into the depths of the arrogance that Facebook is now exhibiting with this move, and how the failing mainstream media is only really interested in stopping their main competition the exploding alternative media scene.

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Facebook Now Decides What Is Branded Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says

Facebook knows best?

Facebook has begun its rollout of the Disputed Story tag, which allows only ABC News,, the Associated Press, Snopes and Politifact to determine if a story is fake news.

In the following video Stuart J. Hooper delves into the depths of the arrogance that Facebook is now exhibiting with this move, and how the failing mainstream media is only really interested in stopping their main competition the exploding alternative media scene.

Watch the video here:

You can follow Stuart on YouTubeTwitter and Facebook.

READ MORE ON FAKE NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Fake News Files



Trump Busts Planned Parenthood Narrative: Offers Federal Funding If Stop Abortions, They Refuse "IndyWatch Feed"

Via Twitchy: The White House recently made a proposal to Planned Parenthood: The self-professed womens health care providers can continue to receive federal funds under one condition: For years, Planned Parenthood has claimed that abortions only account for 3 percent of their services. That means 97 percent of their services would continue to receive []


Zombiefied Anti-Trump Protester Goes NUTS! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Zombiefied Anti-Trump Protester Goes NUTS! Video TDC Note Do these people actually believe this is going to make a difference or change anything? What is the argument? I guess these people havent figured out that every time they do something like this they actually turn more people to Trump instead of pulling them away.

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Arizona Challenges The Federal Reserves Money Monopoly "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

Article via Ron Paul Institute

History shows that, if individuals have the freedom to choose what to use as money, they will likely opt for gold or silver.

Of course, modern politicians and their Keynesian enablers despise the gold or silver standard. This is because linking a currency to a precious metal limits the ability of central banks to finance the growth of the welfare-warfare state via the inflation tax. This forces politicians to finance big government much more with direct means of taxation.

Despite the hostility toward gold from modern politicians, gold played a role in US monetary policy for sixty years after the creation of the Federal Reserve. Then, in 1971, as concerns over the US governments increasing deficits led many foreign governments to convert their holdings of US dollars to gold, President Nixon closed the gold window, creating Americas first purely fiat currency.

Americas 46-year experiment in fiat currency has gone exactly as followers of the Austrian school predicted: a continuing decline in the dollars purchasing power accompanied by a decline in the standard of living of middle- and working-class Americans, a series of Federal Reserve-created booms followed by increasingly severe busts, and an explosive growth in government spending. Federal Reserve policies are also behind much of the increase in income inequality.

Since the 2008 Fed-created economic meltdown, more Americans have become aware of the Federal Reserves responsibility for Americas economic problems. This growing anti-Fed sentiment is one of the key factors behind the liberty movements growth and represents the most serious challenge to the Feds legitimacy in its history. This movement has made Audit the Fed into a major national issue that is now closer than ever to being signed into law.

Audit the Fed is not the only focus of the growing anti-Fed movement. For example, this Wednesday the Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees will consider legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender. The bill also exempts transactions in precious metals from state capital gains taxes, thus ensuring that people are not punished by the taxman for rejecting Federal Reserve notes in favor of gold or silver. Since inflation increases the value of precious metals, these taxes give the government one more way to profit from the Federal Reserves currency debasement.

HB 2014 is a very important and timely piece of legislation. The Federal Reserves failure to reignite the economy with record-low...


St. Paul, MN: Jail Solidarity With Minnesota Capitol Arrestees "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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UPDATE : There will an arraignment tomorrow (3/7) at 1:20 pm for all five people. Please plan to arrive at 1pm or earlier to go through security.

Please join Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and others in supporting the six people arrested at the March 4th Make Racists Afraid Again protest of Minnesotas March 4 Trump.

Five of the arrested are under a 48 hour hold, where the state has the option of charging or not charging the arrested, but were arrested for probable cause and being held without charge. Reporting has suggested the possibility of these five being faced with felony riot charges. One of the arrested is facing a charge of disorderly conduct and will be mailed their court date information. The remaining five are set to be released around noon on Monday, March 5th.

It is imperative that we stand united in defending the people arrested in the movement to oppose the Trump agenda. Please come to support everyone facing legal action the first thing you can do is to donate to bail funds and to show up on March 7th at 1:00pm at the Ramsey County Courthouse this Tuesday. If the five are released without charges, the location will likely change to the Ramsey County Jail, instead of the courthouse information on this is pending.

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Tongan PM not worried about cabinet inexperience "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Tonga's Prime Minister says he believes his re-jigged Cabinet has the expertise to govern the country effectively.

Over the weekend 'Akilisi Pohiva asked his finance minister 'Aisake Eke to resign because he abstained from last week's no-confidence vote.

Mr Pohiva ended up defeating the vote 14-10.

RNZ reports Dr Eke held the finance portfolio in two consecutive governments and served as Secretary of Finance for a number of years prior to his cabinet appointment.

Revenue Minister, and first time MP, Tevita Lavemaau will replace Dr Eke while Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa swaps his Police portfolio for Mr Lavemaau's former ministry.

Tongatapu, and another first-time MP, Mateni Tapueluelu, who is the son-in-law of Mr Pohiva, enters cabinet as the new Police Minister.

The Prime Minister said he has confidence in his cabinet line-up, but admitted the loss of Dr Eke's experience and nous would be a blow to the government.

"Of course yes, but at the same time we have quite a number of well-qualified people to replace him. Of course it is a loss for government but the question is do we have enough qualified senior servants to do the same job? The answer is yes."

Finance Minister 'had to go'

Mr Pohiva said Dr Eke needed to leave because they weren't seeing eye to eye.

"Because he is an Independent [MP] he argued that he has every right to do whatever he wants to do as an Independent, but as a member of Cabinet I think he has to comply with all Cabinet collective decisions."

The Prime Minister said Dr Eke told him there were two reasons why he abstained from last week's vote.

"He said I ignored or undermined law pertaining to certain actions I have done, but he did not specifically mention what laws."

Dr Eke also disagreed with the Prime Minister's handling and ongoing battles with the 2019 Pacific Games Organising Committee, Mr Pohiva said.

Last year the Supreme Court reinstated the CEO of the Committee, Lord Sevele, after Mr Pohiva had earlier moved to sack him.

Source: Radio New Zealand


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DPR Declares Blockade on Kiev as Donbass Republics Run Out of Patience "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ukraine (Sputnik)  The self-proclaimed Donetsk Peoples Republic (DPR) in the Ukrainian region of Donbass has declared a trade blockade on Kiev, in response to a previously imposed economic blockade on the part of Ukraine.

The announcement was made on Friday by the leader of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko. He said that Donbass residents have learned how live under a blockade on the part of Ukrainian security officials, and now the self-proclaimed republic is declaring a blockade on Kiev.

We are cutting all ties with Ukraine, with which we are at war. Yes, we were selling coal to get money and pay wages here. But due to the fact that we have learned to live in the blockade, we are declaring a blockade on Ukraine, Zakharchenko told reporters.

In late December 2016, a so-called Ukrainian volunteer fighters group declared a trade and economic blockade of the self-proclaimed DPR and Luhansk Peoples Republic (LPR). According to the group, any trade operations with the self-proclaimed republics are illegal.

The blockade resulted in disruptions in anthracite coal shipments from Donbass territories which are not controlled by Kiev and forced the government to introduce a state of emergency in the energy sector.

On March 1, the self-proclaimed republics decided to impose a receivership regime on Ukrainian enterprises in the area in response to the transport blockade.

According to Dmitry Galochkin, a member of the Russian Civic Chamber, in the current situation the Donbass self-proclaimed republic had no alternative but to respond with symmetric measures.

I think that soon the LPR will do the same. Of course, this is sad because there was one economy but now there are borders and barriers. But the DPR didnt start this. It was Kiev, Galochkin told Radio Sputnik.

The expert noted that by blockading transportation routes to Donbass, Kiev violates international law norms.

What the DPR is doing is a tit-for-tat response. The self-proclaimed republic has run out of patience. People are dying, but Kiev is building barriers and imposing a blockade, he pointed out.

Galochkin suggested that the current state of affairs is likely to have a negative effect on the Ukrainian economy.



ANDREW MAGUIRE STATES THAT THE LBMA IS HAVING SEVERE TROUBLE LOCATING GOLD TO FULFILL CONTRACTS Gold at (1:30 am est) $1224.50 down $1.00 silver was : $17.72: UP 2 CENTS (unchanged) Access market prices: Gold: $1226.30 Silver: $17.78 For comex gold: MARCH/ NOTICES FILINGS TODAY FOR MARCH CONTRACT MONTH: 1 NOTICE(S) FOR 100 OZ. TOTAL



ALBA Pledges Solidarity with Venezuela at 14th Summit "IndyWatch Feed World"

Member states also pledged to create a legal defense fund for Latin American and Caribbean migrants in the United States.

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The Worlds Largest Shipping Company Trials Blockchain to Track Cargo By Jamie Condliffe | MIT Technology Review "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The shipping company Maersk has now announced that it has been working with IBM to use the blockchain to keep track of shipments as theyre hauled across the seas.

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A Third Of All U.S. Shopping Malls Are Projected To Close As Space Available Signs Go Up All Over America "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Abandoned Shopping Mall - Photo by Jeff TankIf you didnt know better, you might be tempted to think that Space Available was the hottest new retail chain in the entire country.  As you will see below, it is being projected that about a third of all shopping malls in the United States will soon close, and we just recently learned that the number of distressed retailers is the highest that it has been since the last recession.  Honestly, I dont know how anyone can possibly believe that the U.S. economy is in good shape after looking at the retail industry.  In my recent article about the ongoing retail apocalypse, I discussed the fact that Sears, J.C. Penney and Macys have all announced that they are closing dozens of stores in 2017, and you can find a pretty comprehensive list of 19 U.S. retailers that are on the brink of bankruptcy right here.  Needless to say, quite a bloodbath is going on out there right now.

But I didnt realize how truly horrific things were for the retail industry until I came across an article about mall closings on Time Magazines website

About one-third of malls in the U.S. will shut their doors in the coming years, retail analyst Jan Kniffen told CNBC Thursday. His prediction comes in the wake of Macys reporting its worst consecutive same-store sales decline since the financial crisis.

Macys and its fellow retailers in American malls are challenged by an oversupply of retail space as customers migrate toward online shopping, as well as fast fashion retailers like H&M and off-price stores such as T.J. Maxx. As a result, about 400 of the countrys 1,100 enclosed malls will fail in the upcoming years. Of those that remain, he predicts that about 250 will thrive and the rest will continue to struggle.

Can you imagine what this country is going to look like if that actually happens?

Shopping malls all ove...


Genocide In Yemen As Saudi Arabia, U.S. Grab 63% of Oil Supply "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Saudi Arabia and the United States are carrying out a genocide while the world turns a blind eye, unaware that Yemen is being invaded for its vast oil reserves.  Observers  Full Article


US Sends 500 Additional Troops Into Manbij to Send ISIS a Message? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The first article linked directly below is not humour! Though it's contention is absurd.
Clearly the media is opting to spin the overtly confrontational position taken by the US, in support of their Kurdish terrorists, against Turkey, a NATO ally.  This silly spin was mentioned in the first post from today. Manbij: NATO's Fracturing Point, US Troops Parade In Armored Convoys

The media is always managing perceptions- Its job 1.
During times of war the media is working over time to control your thinking. As Mika Brzezinski states, does their work,"our job", of "actually controlling what the people think"

-The media spins to prevent you from thinking about the US betraying their NATO ally of decades.
-The media does not want you to think about how it is the US is walking alongside the PKK aka YPG. Known and recognized terrorists for decades.
 - And hey, how about the presence of  an additional 500 US boots on the ground in Manbij, Syria?  An invasion and occupation by the US is also glossed over 
 - Instead you are being distracted with sending ISIS a message- Thats ridiculous!

United States troops are officially on the ground in war-torn Syria to help in the fight against the Islamic State.

Thats bad news for ISIS.

The U.S. has deployed 500 troops, many of them highly skilled special operators, to Syria to deter aggression and keep focus of defeating ISIS.

The American convoys were spotted rolling through the outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij, near the village of Yalanli.


Secret Service Agent: Obamagate Will Blow Open This Week "IndyWatch Feed"

Bongino was a Secret Service agent who worked with Obama.


When The Tidal Wave Hits, Part I Jeff Nielson "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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When The Tidal Wave Hits, Part I Jeff Nielson Disaster is nearly upon us. This has been a regular theme in these commentaries for several years. Increasingly, however, these warnings draw reactions of apathy rather than alarm. The fact that our house-of-cards economies (and societies) have not already unraveled does not mean that this was a

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Obsessing Over Russia: Comparing Diplomats And Historical Narratives "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

Article via Strategic Culture

However they want to term it, the Democratic Party establishment remains frustrated about Donald Trump winning the US presidency.

Some clumsy disclosure within Trump administration circles have served the Dems effort to portray a sinister Russian attempt at acquiring substantial influence in the US. Partisan propaganda aside, there continues to be inconclusive evidence and considerable reasonable doubt on the accuracy of this spin.

Meantime, the Kremlins preference for having better relations with the US has essentially hit a roadblock with enhanced anti-Russian misinformation.

The brouhaha over US Attorney General Jeff Sessions meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, has led to the dubious claim that the latter is a spook. Prior to this frenzy, the characterization of Kislyak as a spy is lacking.

Even now, some of the more objective North American mass media reporting/commentary, suggest that he has (over the decades) performed like a diplomats diplomat. Regarding eyebrows-raising manner, Kislyak doesnt seem so especially suspect when compared to how former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul and his successor John Tefft have carried on.

Specifically, McFauls clear receptiveness to some known opponents of the Kremlin and Teffts prior ambassadorial postings in the color-coded revolution former Soviet republics of Georgia and Ukraine, as well as anti-Russian leaning Lithuania.

The late Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin (blessed memory), wasnt more confrontational than his Obama administration counterparts Susan Rice and Samantha Power. The same can be said of their successor (now at the helm) Nikki Haley. Yet, the main US mass media 24/7 TV networks (especially MSNBC) have keenly downplayed this aspect pertaining to the manner of Russias top diplomats and some of their Western peers.

MSNBC host Brian Williams, had a February 22 segment, that saw McFaul and Malcolm Nance blatantly misinform about what Russian Foreign Minist...


Let us tell you what you like "IndyWatch Feed National"

In 1996, in a remarkably prescient letter to Jorge Luis Borges, penned a decade after his death, Susan Sontag hypothesised a possible future of reading: Soon, we are told, we will call up on bookscreens any text on demand, and will be able to change its appearance, ask questions of it, interact with it. When books become texts that we interact with according to criteria of utility, the written word will have become simply another aspect of our advertising-driven televisual reality.


3% des terres arables du Sngal attribus des trangers ? Pas de preuve "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

03 Mar 2017 | Africa CheckLes acquisitions de terres ont-elles atteint l'ampleur dcrite par Land Matrix ? Africa Check a vrifi.


Polar Star Management va lancer un fonds de private equity ddi l'agriculture africaine "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

04 Mar 2017 | Agence EcofinCe nouveau vhicule d'investissement devrait acqurir des petites fermes, a dclar le directeur de Polar Star, indiquant que le fonds vise un taux de rendement interne situ entre 8 et 12%.


Action de Carme et Pain pour le prochain interpellent le Crdit Suisse "IndyWatch Feed World"

06 Mar 2017 | cath.chFace l'accaparement des terres dans les pays du Sud, les banques et les tablissements financiers suisses doivent prendre conscience du foss qui spare leurs dclarations d'intention de la ralit du terrain


South African president is backing white owned land seizures "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Ben Wilson

South African president Jacob Zuma has called on lawmakers to help seize white-owned land without compensation.

Speaking to parliament, he called for unity between black parties.

Zumas comments echo those of his rival Julius Malema, who said earlier this week: So, we are saying black people, all of us must unite so that we can change the constitution so that we can expropriate land without compensation.

The land question has been fundamental to the building of a post-Apartheid era that ended in 1994. Most of the black population lives on the land. Many of them had been displaced. A hallmark of the African National Congress (ANC) led movement, of which Zuma is the current leader, had always been land redistribution.

This distribution has not progressed as promised. A significant cause is that  the old-time white large scale landowners still have a large part of the country in their hands and have failed to surrender any of it. Unless this sticking point is overcome, existing widespread poverty cannot be overcome.

For a long time since the period of open hostility, the ANC government has stuck to the agreement signed by both sides. An important part of this agreement was a transition period that incorporated significant changes, including land redistribution.

In recent times, there has been growing disquiet over the failure of the other side to implement its side of the deal.

Last year the ANC government passed a new expropriation of land bill and criticised by some opposition parties and farming groups. The bill gave the government power to expropriate land in the public interest.

The passing of the bill by parliament is historic and heralds a new era of intensified land distribution programme to bring long-awaited justice to the dispossessed majority of South Africans, the ANC said in a statement.

Zuma has now said: It is now time for action. The time for talking, writing and analysis is over.

What happens now is going to depend on the response of the landowners and the political forces that represent them. Zuma has warned of the risk of a new racial war, if change does not come about.







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In The News Today "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bill Holters Commentary I was a child of the 1960s, all I could think of when I read this title was danger Will Robinson! The Reality Is, Half Of Americans Cant Afford To Write A $500 CheckMarch 6, 2017 The CEO of Assurant appeared on Bloomberg TV to explain why demand for his services is... Read more

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Democrat v Republican "IndyWatch Feed World"

Party Politics

We are perhaps witnessing the political crisis of a life time. Our model has been projecting this crisis and I warned more than 20 years ago that the Democratic Party was in serious decline. Keep in mind that Trump effectively became a third party candidate within the Republican Party. So by no means is this a major victory for Republicans. We are witnessing the collapse of government from internal corruption gone wild. Both parties have sold their souls to the elite. Why would all the bankers and hedge funds donate to Hillary if she REALLY cared about the middle class? Politicians have lied constantly from both parties. This crisis of abuse of power trying to link Trump to Russia was a desperate attempt to win. There was no proof and that is the only reason Obama had to accept the vote.

Where we go from here is nothing but chaos. We are witnessing the meltdown of the European Parliament structure as well. This is the self-destruction of the West and the necessary element that will shift the financial capital of the world to China. So buckle up. This is by no means Democrat v Republican. This is game over. The sooner we all realize that both sides are really against the people, the better off we will be in the long-run. To save something of what we have DEMANDS we stop the partisan bickering. If you see yourself as a Democrat or Republican BEFORE being an American, you are going to end up on the short-end of the stick.


Attorney General Sessions defends reply on Russia contacts "IndyWatch Feed"

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday defended his conduct at a January confirmation hearing where he denied having contacts with Russian officials during the course of the presidential campaign when he was an adviser to Donald Trump. My answer was correct, Sessions, who last


The man is delusional: Ex-CIA official nails Trumps crazy circus clown remarks "IndyWatch Feed"

Former CIA official Phillip Mudd on Monday blasted Donald Trumps unfounded claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, calling the presidents assertion circus clown remarks. Mudd argued we are transitioning from seeing this as the President of the



A Gen X-er has conniptions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Have I always paid my taxes? Yep. Was I part of the first generation forced to get students loans (at 7 percent compounding interest a year, while studying, then with an extra 10 percent deducted from my pay packet)? Yep. Did the ones before, or after, us have to pay interest on their loans? Nope. []

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The Real Life Story of Trading Places "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good podcast with Tracey & Joe, and my pal Mike Covel:   Click to listen. Source: Bloomberg

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US Contemplates Attack Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

US Contemplates Attack Against North Korea The fact that the White House is seriously weighing the option of using military force against North Korea is an obvious deviation from what President Donald Trump said during the election campaign. He promised that the US would keep away from local conflicts. According to him, Iran was the

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Senate Indian Committee Democrats Call on Trump to Protect the White House Tribal Nations Conference & Council on Native American Affairs "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Vice Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Tom Udall D New Mexico

Published March 6, 2017

WASHINGTON  Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian affairs, and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) called on President Trump to demonstrate a commitment to working with Tribes by retaining the White House Tribal Nations Conference and the White House Council on Native American Affairs. These institutions are instrumental in promoting government-to-government collaboration between the executive branch and Tribes and ensuring the White House and executive agencies are participating in meaningful consultation with Tribal leaders and upholding trust and treaty obligations.
The White House Tribal Nations Conference is an annual summit that brings cabinet-level and and senior members of the executive branch together with Tribal leaders to discuss the best ways in which the federal government can fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities. In a letter to the president, the senators wrote, The Federal Government has a unique nation-to-nation relationship with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes grounded in the United States Constitution, treaties, federal statutes, and Supreme Court decisions. Tribal consultation is the bedrock on which that nation-to-nation relationship is built and, for eight years, the Tribal Nations Conference has served as a signature example of the Executive Branchs efforts to improve consultation.
The White House Council on Native American Affairs was established in 2013 to increase collaboration between federal agencies and Tribal stakeholders in order to address pressing issues in Indian Countr......


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Google, Microsoft Bump Bug Bounties "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Google's increases are permanent, in recognition of what security program manager Josh Armour says is an environment in which "high severity vulnerabilities have become harder to identify over the years." Google's therefore going to pay more to reflect the time it takes to find nasty flaws. Google's priority remains remote code execution flaws, which can now earn white hats up to US$31,337. Google's ceiling for payments used to be $20,000.

Finding a bug that permits "unrestricted file system or database access" can now result in $13,337 heading your way, up from $10,000.

Microsoft's also increased its payouts, but only for two months (Mar 1 to May 1) and for a handful of services.

The good news is that Redmond's doubled payouts for vulnerabilities that meet its criteria, namely any of the following:

  • Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
  • Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF)
  • Unauthorized cross-tenant data tampering or access (for multi-tenant services)
  • Insecure direct object references
  • Injection Vulnerabilities
  • Authentication Vulnerabilities
  • Server-side Code Execution
  • Privilege Escalation
  • Significant Security Misconfiguration (when not caused by user)

The bonus bounties apply only on the following platforms.

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Microsoft's not said why it's made the special offer for those domains, but clearly it feels they need to be given a thorough going-over. The Register can offer a couple guesses as to why. A simple reason could be that they just haven't attracted many bounty hunters. Another could be that they are running new code worthy of extra probing. The timing of the bloated bounty is also interesting, because as by the start of May we'll be very close to the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update. That release, we already know, will link with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. Coincidence? With $30k up for grabs, does it even matter?



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Berkeley, CA: Student Workers at University Walk Off Job and Form Union "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Undergraduate student-workers walked off the job from Crossroads, the largest university dining facility, joined by other student-workers from all of UC Berkeleys dining commons to announce the formation of the Undergraduate Workers Union (UWU). Workers are demanding an end to exploitation and harassment in the workplace, safe working conditions, and living wages.

Currently, student-workers do not receive any job training, possess no concrete job descriptions, and have no formal procedures to put forth grievances. In the face of the university cutting their labor costs and firing career workers, student-workers act as a secondary workforce, allowing the dining halls to continue their operation. Student-workers take on the career workers duties, including, but not limited to, working grills, ovens, deep fryers, knives, etc. without proper training or certification. As a result, student-workers are constantly injured on the job on top of facing harassment from management.

As our supposed public university goes private, student-workers are exploited on both fronts: as university students facing massive loan debts, and as university employees who are forced into low-wage, unprotected service work in the struggle to make ends meet while pursuing a degree. Unionizing is necessary because the total lack of protections for student-workers on the job prevents us from being able to approach management with our concerns without the risk of being fired or retaliated against. In the contemporary neoliberal period, the union acts as a form of job and social security for students, especially after the previous administration largely transformed federal school funding into federal loans for students, and with a current administration that has threatened to cut our access to federal funds entirely.


Land of the Free? Man Facing Jail for Bumper Sticker of Stick Figures Having Sex "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nashville, TN Last Month, Nashville resident Dustin Owens was pulled over by police who were protecting society from the likes of a bumper sticker of two poorly drawn stick figures, with the caption Making my family. Owens was ticketed and given 45 days to comply with the citation and remove the sticker. However, Owens refused and could now face jail.

Citing Tennessee Code Annotated 55-8-187, police claim that Owens stick figure sticker is patently offensive.

To avoid distracting other drivers and thereby reduce the likelihood of accidents arising from lack of attention or concentration, the display of obscene and patently offensive movies, bumper stickers, window signs or other markings on or in a motor vehicle that are visible to other drivers is prohibited and display of such materials shall subject the owner of the vehicle on which they are displayed, upon conviction, to a fine of not less than two dollars ($2.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).

On Thursday, Owens filed a countering lawsuit in Davidson County Chancery Court claiming the police were wrong to ticket him for the bumper sticker.

The primary question presented in this case is whether the following sticker qualifies as an obscenity a narrow, unprotected category of speech reserved for hardcore pornography thereby causing it to lose the broad presumption of free-expression protection guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, according to the complaint against the Metro Nashville Police Department.


Because this stick-figure cartoon does not come anywhere close to satisfying the applicable constitutional standard for obscenity, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department should be enjoined from punishing the plaintiff for displaying it, the lawsuit states.

According to Owens, he was pulled over by police and ticketed by the officer who ordered him to remove the stick figures from his car and demonstrate full compliance within 45 days.

To date, Mr. Owens has not complied, his lawsuit states. Consequently, Mr. Owens is currently living under the pain of a pending censorship order from the MNPD, and he is subject to being punished and prosecuted under penalty of law if he does not comply with it.



Slaves Were Just Immigrants With A Dream. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Ben Carson. Talking about slaves. Well, in a manner of speaking, very bad speaking. I have no idea how this man ever got a degree of any kind, but this level of stupidity should be lethal.

At one point during the talk, Carson reflected on how America was a land of dreams and opportunity.

There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships who worked even longer, even harder for less, Carson noted. But they too had a dream, that one day their sons, daughters, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness.

So, slaves were people who just jumped on a ship, stuffed themselves into chains in intolerable conditions, and just worked for less once they arrived here to happy immigrants land. Could we at least get a law which prohibits people this astonishingly dense from speaking in public? Please?

Via Raw Story.


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Many people have just accepted bad eyesight as a way of life, simply putting on a pair of glasses to mask the problem. But what if I told you that you could see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts.

An optometrist from British Columbia named Dr. Garth Webb has invented the Ocumetrics Bionic Lens, which would give patients perfect vision, and allow them to see an object clearly from a distance of 30 feet. He has also claimed t