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Tuesday, 02 May

05:00

4 Programs that Both Obama and Trump Want to Eliminate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It sometimes seems that the differences between the priorities of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are so great that they cant agree on anything. Not so. Here are four programs that President Barack Obamas last budget and President Donald Trumps first budget proposed for complete elimination.

 

1. State Criminal Alien Assistance Program ($210 Million)

The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) reimburses local law enforcement agencies, including corrections departments, for housing undocumented immigrants who have been arrested. The Obama and Trump administrations argue that local law enforcement agencies and jails are responsible for dealing with criminals in their jurisdictions regardless of their immigration status. The grant recipients respond that undocumented immigrants wouldnt be committing crimes in their neighborhoods if the federal government did a better job of keeping them out of the country.

 

2. Targeted Airshed Grants ($20 Million)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides grants to pollution-endangered areas to develop plans and implement programs to reduce dangerous pollutants. Although Trump may not like the grants, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt feels differently. On March 13, he approved grants to Cache Valley in Idaho and Utah, which suffers, particularly in winter, from fine particle air pollution caused by wood stoves, road dust and motor vehicles.

 

3. National Wildlife Refuge Fund ($13.2 Million)

The National Wildlife Refuge Fund compensates counties for revenue lost because federal lands are administered within these counties. Both the Obama and Trump administrations contend that whatever local tax revenues are lost because of the refuges are more than made up for by services provided by the federal government and by the increased value of private property near wildlife refuges. Although the program has existed since 1935, Congress has voted to not fully fund it in every year since 1981.

 

4. Program for Investment in Micro-entrepren...

04:55

Chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission: Who is Merrill Tony McPeak? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former U.S. Air Force chief of staff Merrill Anthony Tony McPeak was named chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission on June 3, 2011. Established in 1923, the commission administers and maintains overseas U.S. war monuments and military cemeteries where almost 125,000 American servicemen, largely from World War I and the European Theater of World War II, are buried.

 

McPeak was born on January 9, 1936, in Santa Rosa, California. He attended Grants Pass High School in Grants Pass, Oregon, and in 1957 he earned a B.A. in economics at San Diego State College, California. That November he entered active duty with the Air Force ROTC.

 

After a stint as an instructor pilot and weapons officer at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, he was assigned as a solo pilot with the Air Forces aerobatic flying team, the Thunderbirds. Between December 1966 and December 1968, he performed in 200 air shows with the group, both in the United States and overseas. McPeak was then shipped off to South Vietnam, where he served as an attack pilot and high-speed forward air controller during the Vietnam War. He completed 269 combat missions during his Vietnam tour, which ended in 1970.

 

The tendency to base decisions on myth rather than fact is a special danger for politicians, who must make a career of fooling others, McPeak told Time, reflecting on that war 42 years later. Lyndon Johnson seemed incapable of an objective analysis of what was happening in Southeast Asia. He believed what he said, what he wanted to believe, ignoring the altogether too obvious evidence at hand. But military leaders, whose sterner training is meant to provide a firm grounding in reality, can fall into this trap also, as [Gen. William] Westmoreland did. And when a senior military leader becomes delusional, lives are at risk immediately and on a large scale. The result is a sort of Greek tragedy, which is how I see the Vietnam War.

 

Upon his return to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1970, McPeak joined the U.S. Air Forces Washington headquarters as an air operations staff officer for its Mideast division, working there until 1973 while attending Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1974 he graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C., and earned an M.A. in international relations from George Washington University. He was thereafter named assistant deputy commander for operations for the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

 

Between 1975 and 1976, McPeak served as a military fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. In July 1976, he became commander of the 513th Co...

03:37

Night sky guide for May 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

May 2017 brings us Eta Aquarids, an above average meteor shower capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak, in the southern hemisphere. The waxing gibbous moon, however, will block out many of the fainter meteors this year. The Moon will be located...... Read more

02:17

Worlds fastest camera shoots five trillion photos every second The Loop

Im always fascinated by this completely out of reach technology.

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01:12

Mark Trahant: Bill boosts spending for Indian Country -- for now "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Congress has a spending plan. And it rejects most (but not all) of President Donald J. Trumps priorities.

00:51

YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.

00:37

Zakk Wylde is back in Ozzys band The Loop

Ozzy Osbourne and Zakk Wylde have reunited! The guitarist has rejoined the Prince of Darkness band and theyll be together onstage for Ozzys upcoming 2017 shows!

For fans of Zakk and Ozzy, there could be no better news than this. Ozzy has always had great guitarists in his bands throughout his career, but for me, Zakk is the man.

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00:34

Gary DuBois: Tribal spirit saved lives during 1992 Los Angeles riots "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

25 years later, one Native guardsmen at the epicenter of the LA Riots recalls how a tribal sense of community helped settle the unrest

00:30

Frenemies forever: Iraqi Shia after Mosul "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

In Baghdad Iraqi Shia political parties and elites are returning to patterns of infighting habituated by decades of coalition- and relation-building in both the pre- and post-Saddam Iraq.

Toby Melville/Reuters/PA Pool/PA Archive/PA Images. All rights reserved. An Iraqi wears a badge of the Iraqi flag with an 'Elect Iraq' slogan on it. Toby Melville/Reuters/PA Pool/PA Archive/PA Images. All rights reserved.With the liberation of Mosul a certainty, if not an imminent one, international attention on Iraq is largely focused on rebuilding the war-torn city and fostering intra-communal reconciliation.

The former is understandable as the immediate needs of Mosul are great and tangible. The latter also fits into western conceptualizations of Iraq, two decades after intervention, which views the country as comprised of three distinct and uniform communities: Sunni, Shia, and Kurd.

Meanwhile, back in Baghdad Iraqi Shia political parties and elites have long shifted focus away from defeating the Islamic State. Instead, they are returning to patterns of infighting habituated by decades of coalition- and relation-building in both the pre- and post-Saddam Iraq.

No such thing as structural political unity

While Iraqi Shia parties and elites did circle the wagons as the Islamic State bore down on Baghdad, once the Hashd al-Shaabi militias (Popular Mobilization Units) emerged, at the behest of Ayatollah Sistanis fatwa calling Iraqis to arms, and American-led airstrikes began the existential nature of the threat of the so-called Islamic State was effectively nullified. 

Political unity of Iraqs Shia parties and elite [nearly] only occurs in response to a common enemy, which most recently took the form of the Islamic State and in previous periods had been Saddam Hussein and the United States.

Contrary to popular discourse, Iraq is not three cohesive ethno-religious blocks that act in unison. In fact...

00:17

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

00:06

History of metal, all in one song The Loop

[VIDEO] Guitarist Ben Higgins does a masterful job moving from one metal sub-genre to another. If youve ever wondered about the difference between say, speed metal and grindcore, this video (embedded in the main Loop post) is for you.

00:04

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

00:02

Latest Apple Park drone footage The Loop

[VIDEO] Beautiful footage (embedded in the main Loop post). Apple Park is getting very close to completion.

00:00

Join The Linux Foundation at OSCON for Booth Swag, Project Updates, and More "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Going to OSCON in Austin? While youre there, be sure stop by The Linux Foundation training booth for fun giveaways and a chance to win a Raspberry Pi 3 Starter kit.

Giveaways include The Linux Foundation branded webcam covers, The Linux Foundation projects stickers, Tux stickers, Linux.com stickers, as well as two free ebooks: Open Source in the Enterprise and SysAdmins Essential Guide to Linux Workstation Security.

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Monday, 01 May

23:58

Hacker leaks stolen Orange Is the New Black episodes to piracy network The Loop

Variety:

An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release Orange Is the New Black season five episodes online after Netflix allegedly failed to respond to the cybercriminals shakedown demands.

Good for Netflix. The cost to them is hard to quantify, since it is not likely to impact their subscriber base. And refusing to pay the ransom sends a message to the community and to the hackers which hopefully will help others make a similar dont pay the ransom decision.

The hacker or hackers also have obtained unreleased shows from ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC. The content appears to have been stolen in an attack on post-production studio Larson Studios in late 2016, according to piracy-news site TorrentFreak.

Not clear if that other content was released to the pirate sites as well.

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23:51

iPad vs Chromebook, a battle for the education dollar, not even close. The Loop

Brian Foutty, SwiftTeacher.org, on the differences between an iPad and a Chromebook in the classroom:

The iPads camera is the BIGGEST curricular differentiator. The ability to use the iPads camera to take high quality pictures or video to record evidence for a presentation in Keynote or Explain Everything is invaluable in the classroom.

And:

When I taught math, my students would use the camera to take video to track the trajectory of a football being thrown one day and a pumpkin being dropped from 45 feet the next day. Students would then use the Venier Video Physics app on another day to chart the paths of the football and the pumpkins. The app generates mathematical equations.

And:

Having a small, lightweight, and maneuverable device (think iPad) with a great camera is what made it possible for me to provide my students an interesting, engaging, and memorable educational experience. And this is but one of many examples that my colleagues and I are doing in my district on a weekly basis.

Camera, powerful processor tip the scales to the iPad.

More from Brian:

The iPads microphone is also a key asset of the iPad. The microphone allows students to record their thoughts, questions, and observations as part of class notes using Notability or class projects using Explain Everything, a voice recorder app, or a student feedback app such as Recap. Audio gives the students yet another vehicle to express their ideas and their learning in order for teachers to keep them involved and engaged in learning. Combining the microphone, the camera, and iMovie gives teachers a really powerful curricular tool to engage students in a way that allows students to create content both academically and creatively that results in deeper, more meaningful learning experiences for students.

And:

As I previously mentioned, my district did, at one point, decide to purchase Chromebooks, which we still have because of their light use and another reason I will mention later. When my district received our Chromebooks, we unboxed them, deployed them, and that was it. We, as teachers, had to figure it out without any support or help other than internet research. Googles direct support of Chromebook is non-existent because they did not manufacture the product. Lets not forget that Googles top business is Search! They collect data about our use and sell it to advertisers.

And finally, on affordability:

Many Chromebooks are cheap(er). Many of them are plastic and not well made, but that cheapness comes at a cost: durability and residual value. The conventional wisdom (in education) has been that Chromebooks cost schools less money to deploy. I do not believe this conventional wisdom to be act...

23:45

Japanese Space Agencys Mission Aims to Uncover How Moons of Mars Formed "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

JAXA has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Handout via Reuters

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced a mission to visit the two moons of Mars and return a rock sample to Earth. Its a plan to uncover both the mystery of the moons creation and, perhaps, how life began in our Solar System. The Conversation

The Solar Systems planets take their names from ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Mars is the god of war, while the red planets two moons are named for the deitys twin sons: Deimos (meaning panic) and Phobos (fear).

Unlike our own Moon, Phobos and Deimos are tiny. Phobos has an average diameter of 22.2 km, while Deimos measures an even smaller 13 km. Neither moon is on a stable orbit, with Deimos slowly moving away from Mars while Phobos will hit the Martian surface in around 20 million years.

The small size of the two satellites makes their gravity too weak to pull the moons in spheres. Instead, the pair has the irregular, lumpy structure of asteroids. This has led to a major question about their formation: were these moons formed from Mars or are they actually captured asteroids?

Impact or capture?

Our own Moon is thought to have formed when a Mars-sized object hit the early Earth. Material from the collision was flung into the Earths orbit to coalesce into our Moon.

A similar event could have produced Phobos and Deimos. The terrestrial planets were subjected to a rain of impacts during the final throes of Solar System formation.

Mars shows possible evidence of one such major impact, as the planets northern hemisphere is sunk an average of 5.5 km lower than the southern terrain. Debris from this or other impacts could have given birth to the moons.

Alternatively, Phobos and Deimos could be asteroids that were scattered inwards from the asteroid belt by the looming gravitational influence of Jupiter. Snagged by Marss gravity, the planet could have stolen its two moons. This mechanism is...

23:43

Look Whos Selling Baby Parts Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Planned Parenthood has always been a shady organization, from its shady beginnings and its founders views of racial eugenics. However it is also one of the darlings of liberals and the left, and any criticism of Planned Parenthood is often regarded as a personal attack on them and their beliefs. This doesnt change the fact that at the very least, the organization is likely hiding something from the public.

In the following video, Right Wing News looks at the latest undercover video involving Dr. Mary Gatter, who has worked as medical director for the organizations Los Angeles and Pasadena affiliates. Posing as buyers from a biotech company, casts doubt over Planned Parenthoods practice of providing fetal tissue to such companies. They are not supposed to be making any profit over such a sale, but the video casts doubt on this. Will a real investigation ever take place?

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23:40

South Korea Rules Out Renegotiation of THAAD Cost Defense Ministry "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik May 1, 2017 On Friday, US President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Washington Times that South Korea should pay for the defense system, which costs $1 billion. Representatives of the South Korean Foreign Ministry said that Seoul has not received US demands to pay the costs of the THAAD despite Trumps statements. I dont think its an []

23:38

MISOC: The U.S. Militarys Secret Brand of Fake News "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington D.C. (ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed)  PSYOP/MISOC targets foreign governments, groups, and individuals. The government program is similar to journalism, a mode of communication that spreads information, but often spins the narrative, according to Colonel Curtis D. Boyd, Chief of Staff of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, who gave a lecture on The MISTRY* of PSYOP: Putting MISO in Perspective in 2011.

The mission of the Military Information Support Operations Command (MISOC) is to influence enemy, neutral, and friendly nations and forces into holding favorable opinions and/or taking complementary actions regarding ongoing operations by the United States and its allies.

Senior ranking U.S. military leaders have so distorted the truth when communicating with the U.S. Congress and American people in regards to conditions on the ground in Afghanistan that the truth has become unrecognizable, Lt. Col. Daniel Davis told Democracy Now! in 2012.

Before his death, Michael Hastings was one of the first to obtain Lt. Col. Daviss 84-page report and published it in Rolling Stone magazine.

In February 2012, Hastings was quoted in regard to the report:

I think its one of the most significant documents that weve seen from an active-duty Army officer in terms of how they view the war in Afghanistan, even the war in Iraq. You can look at this as a significant document about the last 10 years of conflict in America. And its not so much as what Colonel Davis is saying, though thats very important, too. Its the fact that you have a 17-year Army veteran, whos done four tourstwo in Afghanistan and two in Iraqwho has decided to risk his entire careerbecause he has two-and-a-half more years left before he gets a pensionbecause he feels that he has a moral obligation to do so.

RELATED: Venezuela Finds US Army Uniforms in Paramilitary Camp at Border

MISO manipulates their targets into distributing information using logic...

23:38

Turkey Turns To Russia For Air Defense Systems "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Turkey has become the latest country to buy Russias advanced S-400 anti-missile air defense system. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Turkish media over the weekend that he had reached an agreement in principle with Moscow on delivery of the weapons system and that Ankara was currently negotiating the price tag. Turkey, which is a prominent []

23:37

Nintendo comments on pulling the plug on the Nintendo Classic The Loop

Time:

Astonishing sales figures. Why pull the plug?

We had originally planned for this to be a product for last holiday, Fils-Aim told TIME. We just didnt anticipate how incredible the response would be. Once we saw that response, we added shipments and extended the product for as long as we could to meet more of that consumer demand.

But Fils-Aime did suggest the reason why the company pulled the brakes on a system amidst unprecedented demand. Even with that extraordinary level of performance, we understand that people are frustrated about not being able to find the system, and for that we really do apologize, he said. But from our perspective, its important to recognize where our future is and the key areas that we need to drive. Weve got a lot going on right now and we dont have unlimited resources.

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23:37

May 1: Daily Contrarian Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My daily contrarian reads for Monday, May 1st, 2017.

23:35

Benjamin Fulford Excerpt: "Khazarian Mafia Offensive Loses Steam" -- May 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weekly geo-political news and analysis

Message from Benjamin Fulford

Khazarian mafia offensive loses steam but high level intrigue continues

Posted by benjamin
May 1, 2017




Humanitys war to free itself from Satanic Khazarian mafia rule is heading towards final victory but some tough final battles lie ahead of us. The month of April saw a major offensive by the Satanists on many fronts but, despite causing much nuisance, their efforts to either start World War 3 or else regain control of the worlds financial system failed. Nonetheless, high level intrigue continues in Europe, East Asia, the US the Middle East and elsewhere. In the midst of all this, the US Corporate government was able to avoid bankruptcy and kick the can down the road for a few more months or, until the high level power struggle ends.

One of the most intense secret battlefields last week was Japan. NSA and CIA sources in Asia both confirm that leading Satanist Leo Zagami and his goons were in Japan seeking, among other things, to stage a sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system to blame on North Korea. That probably is the real reason Japan temporarily shut its subway system last week in response to a North Korean missile test.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4458122/Tokyo-subway-shut-fears-North-Korean-attack.html

Gnostic Illuminati Grandmaster Alexander Romanov also went into hiding last week to avoid what NSA sources warned him would be an attempt on his life by Zagami and his goons. Zagami did not respond to these allegations by the time this newsletter went public.

The other thing going on in Japan is that cars carrying members of the Japanese royal family have come under attack in several incidents in recent days, according to right wing sources close to the imperial family. These attacks were meant to intimidate the Emperor into using his seal to allow large denomination bonds to be monetized, the sources say. These bonds included super Petchilis that were used by the former Republic of China to build that countries infrastructure, according to US Defense Intelligence Agency sources. The last person to show me a super Petchili was Leo Zagami.

The other group stirring up trouble in the Far East these days is the French branch of...

23:34

Photo Essay: May Day Rallies Fill Streets Around The World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Workers take part in a May Day march to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange building on Monday, May 1, 2017. A speech by President Jacob Zuma to workers at a rally was cancelled in Bloemfontein as Zuma was heckled by some members during the gathering singing that he should step down. (AP/Denis Farrell)

Workers take part in a May Day march to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange building on Monday, May 1, 2017. A speech by President Jacob Zuma to workers at a rally was cancelled in Bloemfontein as Zuma was heckled by some members during the gathering singing that he should step down. (AP/Denis Farrell)

Workers and activists marked May Day around the world Monday with defiant rallies and marches for better pay and working conditions.

Police detained 70 people in Istanbul as they tried to march, garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and workers in Spain deplored the countrys 19 percent jobless rate.

Thousands are expected to participate in large marches and demonstrations across the Western hemisphere Monday to observe May Day, also known as international workers day.

While May Day protests traditionally focus on workers rights, this years protests are expected to focus heavily on divisive U.S. president Donald Trump.  As the USA Today reported,

Theres a real galvanization of all the groups this year, Fernanda Durand of CASA in Action told the paper. That group will lead a march of 10,000 people in Washington, D.C., to bring attention to immigrants rights. The Rise Up movement has organized 259 events in more than 200 cities, USA Today said.

To find out how to get involved in your local May Day event visit Beyond the Moment, or Cosecha to see a complete list of May Day actions nationwide.

Here are some photos from May Day events around the world:

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23:33

Fake News Alert: 4Chan tricks Independent into believing 'OK' gesture is symbol for white power "IndyWatch Feed World"

The British daily Independent falls for a hilarious prank. It interprets some random lines on a picture of the Okay-gesture as a political message. Having thus failed it builds on its own stupidity to smear other outlets and journalists. The anonymous Internet message board 4chan.org is well known for hilarious stunts played on ignorants and naive Internet novices.

23:33

Gov. John Kasich's insane solution to N. Korean crisis: Kill Kim Jong-un "IndyWatch Feed World"

Ohio Governor John Kasich proposes US resort to terrorism in order to solve North Korean crisis. It was bound to happen eventually given the extent to which fantasy fiction seems to have so much of the US political establishment in its grip, but Governor John Kasich of Ohio, a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election, has just provided proof that despite everything which he has done and which has been said about him,nald Trump is still far from the worst conceivable choice for US President. Kasich's "solution" to the North Korean crisis is as simple as it is crazy: 'take out' Kim Jong-un and the rest of the North Korean leadership.

23:32

POTUS does not understand the limits of his power. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Donald Trump is frustrated in his inability to move legislation. He said in a recent interview that the form and function of the US Constitution are archaic and should be restructured so that it would be "modern." He also says...

23:32

The best female coders belong to these 10 countries "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

These 10 countries have the best female coders

While computer coding, programming, software and hardware, is always predominantly considered a field to be swarmed by males, there were many women who were bold enough to choose these fields and make a name for themselves. In fact, researchers suggest that women are considered better coders than men only if they hide their gender.

According to one survey conducted in 2013, women make up a very small percentage of software developers, which is 11.2%. The majority of companies in Silicon Valley showed that women occupied less than 20% of the technical positions in their firms in the year 2014, reports...

23:32

Rohani warns of 'authoritarianism & extremism' if rivals win Iran's presidential elections "IndyWatch Feed World"

Iranian President Hassan Rohani warned Iranians that a vote for his hardline rivals could bring greater authoritarianism to the country, while his main opponent assailed him over his economic policies. Rohani and rival Ebrahim Raisi spoke at separate rallies on April 29, a day after a televised debate and three weeks ahead the May 19 Iranian presidential election. Rohani, who is seeking a second four-year term, told a rally in the city of Yazd that "we will not let them bring the security and police atmosphere back to the country."

23:31

Check out this effort to empower girls in Somalia! "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Galkayo Education Center just opened a new center for girls and women in Harfothe first of its kind in the Somalian town!

23:31

Leaked E-mails Show Belgium Made Sure Saudis Knew it Voted Regime onto U.N. Womens Rights Commission: UN Watch Reported "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

7sur7 accessed to emails of Belgium foreign ministry confirming the deliberate and conscious decision of the administration to vote for Saudis seat in U.N. commission despite its lack of respect for womens rights in the Kingdom as reported by UN Watch. At least nine hours passed between the time when the cabinet of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was informed of the request of a vote at the United Nations Commission for Womens Rights and the time when it was answered, as confirmed Friday by the Ecologists party, based on internal emails.

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Japan Deploys Warship To Support US 'Armada', Authorizes "Necessary Use Of Weapons" For First Time Since World War II "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In a post-World War II precedent-setting move (under the countrys expanded military doctrine), the Japanese Navy has reportedly deployed a helicopter carrier (and authorized it to use weapons, if necessary), to escort and protect a US supply vessel. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada ordered the Izumo Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopter carrier to protect a US Navy supply ship, which is heading towards the Pacific to resupply the American armada sent by Donald Trump to keep North Korean nuclear ambitions at bay, sources told Kyodo news.

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Are American Debt Slaves Getting in Trouble Again? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

American consumers are holding $1 trillion in revolving credit, mostly in credit card debt. So how well is this segment of consumer debt holding up? Synchrony Financial GEs spin-off that issues credit cards for Walmart and Amazon disclosed on Friday that, despite assurances to the contrary just three months ago, net charge-off would rise to at least 5% this year. Its shares plunged 16% and are down 27% year-to-date.

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Vietnam Revisited During Trumps Bonkers Brinkmanship "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

I returned to Vietnam in April, having not been there since the war, nearly 50 years ago. Id sailed there as a seaman in the National Maritime Union (NMU) on a cargo ship carrying war materiel from the naval ammo base in Port Chicago, California. Having been active in the anti-war movement before the merchant []

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Trumps business enemy received a call from Carmine who threatened the mans wife and kids: report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A new BuzzFeed investigation alleges President Donald Trump may have been the one behind threatening phone calls to a lawyer representing casino investors. The bankruptcy of a Trump casino in 2009 set investors up to lose more than a billion dollars. The attorney representing the investors got a


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Oliver Stones new documentary to do justice by Putin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

American director Oliver Stone, known for laying bare the military-industrial complex, has confirmed he is filming a documentary on Russian President Vladimir Putin that will do him justice in the eyes of Americans. Stone, whose earlier work includes Platoon, JFK, Wall Street and Born On The


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Joe Biden says he wont run for President in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

While speaking at an annual state Democratic Party dinner Sunday in New Hampshire, former Vice President Joe Biden said he wont run for president in 2020. The dinner was organized to honor the countrys first all-female, all-Democratic congressional delegation in Manchester. His speech to the New


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Russia Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Confronts Former Newsweek Chief Owen Matthews "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

21st Century Wire says
Owen Matthews is a British writer, historian, and journalist. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine. In recent days, Matthews was joined in the studio of a Russian TV show by Maria Zakharova, Russias Foreign Affairs spokesperson.
The subject matter was propaganda, fact checking and its inadmissibility as it pertains to Russian Foreign policy.
Zakharova states in her opening monologue that its not that Western countries dont double check their facts, all countries sometimes fall victims to this. The difference is that Western countries make those facts up
So we have Zakharova employing a

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Children Lead May Day Mobilizations Across the Country "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

[Image 1] All month long, diverse communities from across the US have been working together to unite movements for Beyond the Moment, todays May Day National Day of Action. More than 37 sponsoring national organizations along with hundreds of local communities representing Black and Brown people, immigrant communities, Indigenous people, the economically unstable, women, children, []

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Obama ducks court summons at his D.C. residence, uses Secret Service as gatekeepers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) The founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch Larry Klayman has filed five lawsuits against Barack Obama over the last five years in which Barack Obama has ducked the process server on every occasion in order to avoid court.
Process servers are licensed by a court and have the right to serve legal documents and if you impeded them it is Obstruction of Justice.
Most recently, in late-April, the former President managed to dodge process server Tony Snesko who showed up to his D.C. residence by having the D.C. Police and the Secret Service intervene.
Good morning, the Snesko

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23:31

Pope Francis: Future of humanity depends on peaceful resolution of N. Korean crisis "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pope Francis has intervened in the Korean crisis, urging Washington and Pyongyang to come to a peaceful solution for the sake of humanity. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump warned that he "would not be happy" if North Korea conducts another nuclear test. Noting that the "situation has become too hot" in the Korean peninsula, Pope Francis said that the world is on the brink of war, which can only be averted through diplomacy. "We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy - I would not say half of humanity - but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everything, everything," Francis said Saturday. "It would be terrible. I don't think that humanity today would be able to withstand it."

23:31

Twitter Is Freaking Out About This Camouflaged Snake, Can You See It? "IndyWatch Feed World"

When out in nature, its important to have a pretty good knowledge of your surroundings, and the creatures you might encounter in that environment. Sometimes a path might look safe  Full Article

23:30

The silence of the pseudo-left on the danger of war "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Eric London at Defend Democracy Press A wide range of nominally left-wing political groups and publications have acquiesced to a series of dangerous military actions by the Trump administration that have brought the world to the brink of war. On April 13, the US dropped the largest nonnuclear bomb ever deployed in history in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan. The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb weighs over 10 tons and is so destructive it reportedly obliterated the homes of peasants living several miles from the drop zone. Four days later, Vice President Michael Pence traveled to the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula, where the US has threatened to use preemptive military force against the nuclear-armed North. Pence acknowledged that the MOAB bombing was aimed at proving that the US was prepared to go to war. Just in the past two weeks, he declared, the world witnessed the strength of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan. North Korea would do well not to test his resolve or the strength

23:30

Washington state school district halts international trips "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Seems to me its the ideal moment to provide illegal aliens with an education on how to become a legal citizen. From MyNorthwest.com: A school district in Washington halted all international field trips over concerns students in the country illegally Continue reading

23:30

Early Market Update and the Truth About the Dollar as a Reserve Currency (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Early Market Update and the Truth About the Dollar as a Reserve Currency Video maneco64 In this report I cover the early market activity on Monday, May 1st, 2017. I look at precious metals, stocks, the dollar and crypto...

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23:30

In Latin America, Mexico Ranks Among Most Dangerous Countries for Journalists "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index warns that in Latin America, journalists are persecuted and murdered for investigating issues that affect political leaders.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity on December 18, 2013. Credit: UNESCO

Mexico City: Mexican journalist Cecilio Pineda Brito covered drug trafficking issues in a region of the southern state of Guerrero where criminal groups are extremely powerful.

In September 2015 he survived an attempt on his life and because he was deemed at very high risk he became a beneficiary of the federal mechanism for protection for human right defenders and journalists created in December 2012.

The protection measures he was assigned consisted basically of police patrols. They offered him a place in a shelter in Mexico City, but he refused.

In October 2016, the protection measures were cancelled; five months later, Pineda Brito became the first journalist murdered in 2017 in the most dangerous country for reporters in Latin America.

Pineda Britos March 2 murder was followed by six weeks of terror in which three more journalists were killed and two others survived after being shot, in different parts of this country of 127 million people.

The highest-profile murder was that of Miroslava Breach, on March 26, a veteran journalist who covered political news for the La Jornada newspaper in the northern state of Chihuahua along the US border.

But Pineda Britos killing reflected the inefficacy of institutional mechanisms for protecting journalists in the region.

Last year it became clear that the states protection model exported from Colombia to Mexico and recently to Honduras had failed, said Ricardo Gonzlez, security and protection officer of the London-based international organisation Article 19, which defends freedom of expression.

The cases of journalists murdered in Mexico, who were under the protection of different state mechanisms, as well as the Freedom of the Press Foundations refusal to take part in the assessment of cases under the Colombian mechanism are things that should be of concern, he told IPS....

23:29

Mending Bangladeshs Garment Industry "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It has been three years since the deadly collapse of Rana Plaza brought to light the unsafe conditions in which millions of women in Bangladeshs ready-made garments sector earn their livelihood. Yet not only do those conditions persist; reliance on child labor seems to be growing which, paradoxically, may not be a bad thing.

23:28

Religion, Art, Morality Part 2 "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Note: this was the second in a series of discussions about religion, art and morality. It is rather lengthy so I have not posted much else while I compile this diatribe.

There is a loss of genuine emotion in society; people have been made numb. It is a culture-wide phenomena where institutions of many stripes whittle down emotions and instinct altogether. Human characteristics are replaced with rulebooks and programable codes tangible items that are quantifiable. If it fits in the accountants book it is real; if it cant be measured it is ignored. With unmeasurable abstractions such as love, compassion and honesty out of the way the door is open to protect child abusers who are measurably expensive to defend in court.

Think of the Catholic rule regarding condoms and HIV. I am sure lots of study has been done on the theology of pregnancy and I do not care to address it. Whether you argue for contraception or against it you still fall into the trap that most of us fall into. We start playing the game by institutional rules.  Ancient institutions have set the stage for all discussion by establishing ownership of the issue through the body of scholarship they have generated. The tone and quality of debate always reverts to the institutional model because it is the familiar, go-to resource for discussion. Most of us are novices in this environment despite the familiar seeming context and are easily dismissed by the professional scholars of the church.

God Jesus Ghost

They have created a structure of theological scholarship that is based upon a central assumption: God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost actually exist. And, that the Jesus third of the triumvirate once existed in human form from a virgins unwitting supernatural pregnancy, died, was reborn in mystical form, and sits on Gods right hand (cue the eyebrows). The central mystery of the church is its foundation which guides all discussion.

I respect the right of anyone to have whatever belief they choose. I am not qualified to judge the validity of one mystery over any other. The appeal of mystery is that it is mysterious. Its the bureaucracy that flows from the belief in a mystery, that is the problem.

The Christian religion is an inverted pyramid resting on this central point of belief: Jesus exists. Early practitioners of what became Christianity took all the best elements of all the popular religions of the time and re-packaged them under this marketing tool: Jesus really existed, he is not just a myth like the other gods. The metaphorical conception o...

23:28

Obama ducks court summons at his D.C. residence, uses Secret Service as gatekeepers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

WASHINGTON (INTELLIHUB) The founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch Larry Klayman has filed five lawsuits against Barack Obama over the last five years in which Barack Obama has ducked the process server on every occasion in order to avoid court.

Process servers are licensed by a court and have the right to serve legal documents and if you impeded them it is Obstruction of Justice.

Most recently, in late-April, the former President managed to dodge process server Tony Snesko who showed up to his D.C. residence by having the D.C. Police and the Secret Service intervene.

Good morning, the Snesko said to a local cop guarding Obamas residence. I have got a summons that needs to be delivered to Barack Hussien Obama or someone on his behalf.

The police officer, still sitting in his car, replied, A summons? The officer then picked up his phone to call someone.

Sir, there you go. Walk down this sidewalk all the way to 2446, the officer told Snesko.

Seconds later Secret Service agents came down the stairs in front of Obamas residence to question the process server.

Secret Service agent Bukin then spoke with the cop briefly before telling the process server that a team would come out and take a look at the paperwork. The agent accepted the documents but would not provide a signature.

Obama was thought to be in French Polynesia at the time of the summons which is a non-extradition country.

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23:27

Turkey Bans Dating Games, Wikipedia "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Dating Game, which premiered on American TV in 1965 (Illustrative Photo)

Clampdowns in Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt in 2016 have extended to dating shows and advertising for matchmaker services. In addition, access to Wikipedia is also been blocked in the country, which is quickly turning into an Islamist regime.

According to the latest round of measures in the declared state of emergency, dating shows on Turkish television wildly popular with the public are now forbidden, according to Deputy-Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus since the shows do not fit in with Turkish traditions.

There are some strange programs that damage the institution of the family, taking away its nobility and sanctity, he added.

Advertising for matchmaking services on radio and television are also been banned.

Reuters reported that a government official said the bans only applied to shows on satellite channels that advertise sex products, but the Official Gazette stated the ban covered all channels.

Blocked access to Wikipedia is viewed as part of a larger crackdown on free speech. The government previously blocked access to Facebook and Twitter, a charge the government denies saying that spikes in usage caused a crash.

23:26

Ladybug mating season video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 18 April 2017 video is about a seven-spotted ladybug couple mating.

Ruud van Loenen in the Netherlands made this video.

23:26

At the end of the day, this is Donald Trump, and we dont want to work with him. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

At the end of the day, this is Donald Trump, and we dont want to work with him, said Rep. Ruben Gallego. | AP Photo.

My, my, look at that, some democrats have discovered their spine. Lets hope this is resolve, not just pointless rhetoric. I will grant that like the rest of us, they were in shock and floundering around a bit, but its past time they came to a conclusion, a decision, and a plan of action. We the people have been very busy already, look at all the marches, the participation at town halls, the letter writing campaigns, petitions, and so on. And all that was done while we were still suffering shock. I suppose late is better than never.

Democrats couldnt be less interested in the whole Jared Kushner vs. Steve Bannon drama, and they have given up on the idea that President Donald Trumps son-in-law will push him to work across the aisle on tax reform or anything else.

The crisis of confidence they felt after Trumps shocking win has faded and his record-low poll numbers have killed any incentive in their minds to suck it up and compromise with him.

There is zero chance of any of this working out that way, and it doesnt matter who youre changing, said Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), who notes that many of his colleagues who once decried his absolute opposition to Trump now agree with him. At the end of the day, he added, this is Donald Trump, and we dont want to work with him.

As far as Democrats are concerned, the idea of a moderate, post-partisan staff rising to guide Trump into building bridges with them even for the sake of building actual bridges as part of infrastructure investments Trump talks about and they agree are needed has now entered the realm of complete fantasy.

This notion of the battle between Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon and who prevails is irrelevant in many ways to the policies, said Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), one of the chairs of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, about the discord among Trumps most senior advisers. What Democrats are responding to is the substance of the policies: It doesnt matter who wins the internal battles in the White House.

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Initially, people didnt have a full appreciation of how he would conduct himself, said Cicilline. They thought, He won, he wasnt our choice, but he is our president. What Im hearing from my consti...

23:25

Waliyic Islam between Theory and Practice "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

by Anwar Khan This is a brief review of an article written by brother Blake Archer Williams a short while again titled Sacred Communities and the Emergent Multipolar Landscape. Let

23:25

Liar Susan Rice Denies Misuse of Intel She Unmasked From Trump People (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Obama Ambassador and White House adviser Susan Rice wentk on CNN on Sunday to trash Donald Trump.

This is the same woman who lied to 5 different networks on the same day about the Benghazi terrorist attacks.

Susan Rice, Barack Obamas national security adviser and UN ambassador, reportedly requested on several occasions the unmasking of identities of private citizens linked to President Trumps transition and campaign.

In April Susan Rice appeared on MSNBC to respond to allegations that she unmasked Trump and his top associates .

Rice denied she unmasked Trump and his associates for political purposes, I leaked nothing to nobody. This was a direct contradiction from what she said two weeks ago on PBS When she denied Trumps wiretap allegations.
This woman is not trustworthy and never was.

On Sunday Rice told Fareed Zakaria she did her job faithfully in unmasking Trump advisers.

I never did anything that was untoward with respect to intelligence I received.

Rice actively sought to unmask the names of Trump advisers in personal conversations with foreign agents.

If this woman does not end up in prison then we will know for sure there are two different legal systems in America one for the common man and one for the elites.

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23:25

Saving Congos sea turtles: progress made but dangers ahead "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Muanda, Democratic Republic of Congo We used to eat all the turtles, Matondo Nkenghe Jos explains about local activity along the Democratic Republic of Congos tiny 23-mile coast. People would come here to the beach to catch them and it wasnt stealing, it wasnt poaching, because the law didnt exist. The truth is that even Nkenghe Jos who today runs patrols for a groundbreaking turtle conservation project doesnt seem to realize that killing turtles has in fact been illegal in the area since 1992. Thats when the 76,000-hectare (187,800 acres) Mangrove Marine Park was established as a protected area by the government. Part of the lack of awareness is surely linked to money: Congos government is perennially cash-strapped and defending wildlife is not a budgetary priority. As a result, the overwhelming majority of the countrys national parks and nature reserves are left largely defenseless, despite laws on the books. Here on the Congolese coast, however, the parks management is now determinedly applying the existing legislation and making life considerably less dangerous for female turtles in search of a safe place to lay their eggs. Sea turtles have lived in our oceans for more than 100 million years but modernity has brought an unprecedented array of threats. Each year around the world, hundreds of thousands of turtles drown in fishing nets, are poached for their meat and eggs, or are poisoned by plastic and other detritus. Coastal development and rising sea levels have deprived females of the isolated, dry,

23:25

Pope Francis is against populists, after he was for them "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pope Franciss socialist slip continues to show, On the Invasion of Libertarianism, Pope Francis Ignorance Is Showing. Stephanie Slade writes, My main critique, which I published here at Reason on the eve of his 2015 visit to the United States, was that the pontiffs ignorance of basic economics has led him to a bad conclusion []

23:23

Roses 10 Commandments THE MOVIE "IndyWatch Feed World"

Over the many long rides that weve shared together, you've read much ado regarding your driver's introduction to this, um, lively street vocation by way of cab school... The post Roses 10 Commandments THE MOVIE appeared first on disinformation.

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23:23

20 Amazing Facts About What Happens Every Single Minute Of Every Single Day In Our Rapidly Changing World "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Our world is changing at a blinding pace that is accelerating with each passing day. Thanks to the Internet, information travels at a speed that would have been unimaginable at other times in human history, and our technological capabilities are advancing at a rate that is exponentially increasing. What all of this means is that seismic cultural shifts that used to take decades can now be accomplished in a matter of months or even weeks.

So will all of this change lead to a wonderfully positive future for humanity, or will it result in a dystopian nightmare? Only time will tell, but what everyone can agree on is that our world is rapidly becoming a much different place than the world that our parents and grandparents grew up in.

The following are 20 amazing facts about what happens every single minute of every single day in our rapidly changing world

#1 250 babies will be born, and 113 of them will be born into poverty.

#2 500 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube.

#3 The Earth will travel 1,118 miles around the sun.

#4 McDonalds will sell 4,500 hamburgers.

#5 Lightning will strike our planet about 6,000 times .

#6 28,500 trees will be cut down.

#7 51,000 applications will be downloaded from Apples App Store.

#8 65,000 barrels of oil wil...

23:22

10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In 2015, the UK Government announced a controversial plan to increase the maximum prison sentence for online copyright infringement from two to ten years.

The proposal followed a suggestion put forward in a study commissioned by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The study concluded that criminal sanctions for online copyright infringement available under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988) should be harmonized with offline penalties, such as those available for counterfeiting.

By toughening penalties for commercial-scale online offending we are offering greater protections to businesses and sending a clear message to deter criminals, then Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe said at the time.

In July 2016, the government published a new draft of its Digital Economy Bill which duly proposed an extension of the current prison term of two years to a maximum of ten.

Throughout the entire process of passing the legislation, the government has insisted that regular members of the public would not be subjected to harsh punishments. However, that is not how the legislation reads.

As detailed in our earlier article, anyone who makes infringing content available to the public while merely putting a copyright holder at risk of loss, is now committing a criminal offense.

There are a number of variables, but this is the relevant part distilled down for the average file-sharer who downloads as well as uploads, using BitTorrent, for example.

A personwho infringes copyright in a work by communicating the work to the public commits an offense if [the person] knows or has reason to believe that [they are] infringing copyright in the work, andknows or has reason to believe that communicating the work to the public will cause loss to the owner of the copyright, or will expose the owner of the copyright to a risk of loss.

Earlier this year, the Open Rights Group launched a campaign to try and make the government see sense. ORG did not dispute that there need to be...

23:21

Who is Donald Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

[Donald John, or Dmnall Iain is one of the most common names on the Isle of Lewis, the birthplace of Donald Trumps ancestors. It translates, from the Latin and Norse roots, as dom and val, as The Ruler of the World]

In a wide-ranging interview, the writer, activist and ecologist, Alastair McIntosh, has raised an intriguing possibility that US President Donald Trumps personality and behaviour can be traced back to traumatic 19th century clearances and evictions in southern and western Lewis (Pairc and Uig). The subsequent shortages of land and poverty on the Scottish island drove Donald Trumps mother, Mary McLeod, and other members of his family, to migrate to America in the early part of the 20th century. If McAlastairs thesis is accurate, that the President carries a wound to his primal integrity from places that he probably doesnt even know about, compromised in his capacity even to have an inner life as distinct from it all being on the outside cut off by his deracination, his uprooting, there is a deep irony. Trump now represents a modern form of this uprooting, occupying a powerful convergence of politician-celebrity-consumer: the perfect cypher for the ascendant powers of neurocapitalism or the attention economy. He is the stand-up President for forces of capitalization that now target or enclose, above all, our mind-share, attention and subjectivity through a complex of media, corporate and political institutions.

Speculation about Donald Trumps psychological condition has followed the new President all the way into the White House. The debate reached a new pitch in February 2016 when the Huffpost published a letter from three of Harvard Universitys professors of psychiatry raising grave concern regarding then President-elect due to his widely reported symptoms of mental instability including grandiosity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Of of this led the professors to question Trumps fitness for office and recommend that he receive a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation. Earlier this year The New York Times joined the debate with a cautionary note, publishing an op-ed by Ri...

23:21

Apple extends repair coverage for 1st gen Apple Watch w/swollen batteries The Loop

9to5Mac:

Apple has extended its service coverage for Apple Watch (1st gen) models experiencing expanded/swollen battery problems to three years, covering customers for service for an additional two years beyond the complimentary 1-year Limited Warranty that it provides with the device.

The issue with swollen and expanded batteries on first-gen Apple Watch models has been documented online by users experiencing the problem here on Apple support forums, for example, and here on Reddit but appears to not be widespread or something that has made mainstream media headlines.

Good to know.

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23:20

Nze Elvis Agukwe former Imo state Commisioner for information takes Senator ken Nnamani to the cleaners at book launch. "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Discordant tunes greeted the agitation for the Sovereign State of Biafra Thursday following the disagreements among eminent Igbo personalities on the contentious issue at a book launch in Abuja. The book The Audacity of Power and the Nigeria Presidency-Exclusion of the South East in Nigerias Power Politics and the Spectre of Biafra written by Godwin []

23:16

Merkel Calls for End to Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Berlin (Tasnim) German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an end to Saudi Arabian airstrikes in Yemen, during a visit to the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on Sunday.

 We do not believe that there can be a military solution to this conflict, Merkel said, expressing support for the UN-led attempt to find a diplomatic solution.

Saudi Arabia has led an air campaign for more than two years against Houthi Ansarallah Movement in Yemen.

Speaking after a meeting with King Salman in Jeddah, Merkel spoke of progress in military relations between Germany and Saudi Arabia, but also criticized the human rights situation in the country, DPA reported.

RELATED: Yemen Suffers, US Profits: Heres Whats Happening in Yemen

Earlier on Sunday, Merkel signed an agreement that opens the possibility of Saudi Arabian military personnel being trained at German armed forces facilities.

Germany and Saudi Arabia also signed a declaration of intent on police cooperation, which includes German policewomen training female Saudi border guards, and training in the area of aviation security.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia said it plans no further weapons purchases from Germany, according to a report published in German weekly Der Spiegel.

 We understand the German hesitance when it comes to exports to Saudi Arabia, Saudi Deputy Economic Minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri told the magazine, just ahead of Merkels visit.

 We wont be stubborn when it comes to weapons deals. We wont run up against German mores, al-Tuwaijri told Der Spiegel.

He said the decision was based upon a wish for better relations with Berlin. Relations with Germany are more important to us than any fight about weapons exports.

RELATED: Who Are The Saudi-Backed Fighters in Yemen? Mostly Foreigners

The German public is traditionally wary of arms deals and Merkel has been pressured to end sales to countries with precarious human rights records.

In 2015, Germany issued 17 individual permits for exports of weaponry to the Saudis. The total value of the contracts was 23.8 million euros.

Merkels one-day visit comes as she steps up her diplomatic campaign ahead of this years Group of 20 summits, which she will host.

The visit is to be...

23:16

Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 Prices, Specifications And Full Features "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 prices, release dates and specs

Nokia, the former yesteryear king of mobiles, is back in the news once again. Thanks to the rumor mills surrounded around its eagerly awaited upcoming flagships, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9.

Now, according to the latest sketch designs obtained by NokiaPowerUser, Nokia 8 is said to sport a 5.7-inch QHD display, while Nokia 9 may come with a 5.5-inch QHD display. Both the devices will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor and will come with 6GB o...

23:14

May Day 2017: Trample All Forms of Sectarianism "IndyWatch Feed War"

One hundred years ago, the proletariat in Petrograd celebrated the historic May Day in jubilation and honor. Thousands of people turned out for the 1917 May Day parade. They carried [] banners and posters, which became the main elements of the decorations in Petrograd.1

One of the leading artists of the World of Art movement, Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, wrote, [W]e have witnessed the birth of a new era: on the First of May we artists finally took our revolutionary banners out onto the streets []!2

That was a crucial hour of proletariats political struggle in Russia. The proletariat was positioning to attain an epoch-making victory within months. And, sectarian trends within politics were losing foothold as whirlwind of proletariats political fight was getting powerful although the bourgeoisie and tsarist elements were trying utmost to fan hatred and sectarianism among the working people.

Today, around the world, working people in millions are observing and celebrating the May Day. On streets and squares in cities, workers are struggling state with violent force, in industrial areas, work stoppages are declaring labors power, in towns and urban areas, toilers demonstrations are demanding rights, and city centers are turning vibrant with working peoples marches and celebrations. And today, capital is drawing lines of divisions among the working people in countries and societies.

And, yet, condition of the proletariat is precarious. Capitals onslaught on labor is in full force now as capital is scrambling to get out of crises it has created. The onslaught has taken forms as capital struggles to socialize its burdens it is failing to bear and profit from: from austerity measures, budget cuts, re-locating of factories and manufacturing plant, so-called out-sourcing, espionage and demobilizations to wars and interventions with varying types, from spreading of sectarianism, Nazi ideas with different appearances, democracy- and rights- mongering, defending medieval ideas and practices to seeding of confusion in the ranks of the working peo...

23:14

Turkish police arrests May Day demonstrators "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

1 May 2017

Turkish police arrested dozens [a very low estimate] of people as anti-government protesters sought to defy a ban and march to Istanbuls Taksim Square to celebrate May Day on Monday (May 1). VIDEO: REUTERS

Dutch NOS TV reports today that Turkish police has arrested at least 207 people for wanting to demonstrate on May Day, International Workers Day.

Police of the Erdogan regime used tear gas and rubber bullets against the May Day demonstrators.

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23:12

Russia Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Confronts Former Newsweek Chief Owen Matthews "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

21st Century Wire says



Owen Matthews is a British writer, historian, and journalist. He is a former Moscow and Istanbul Bureau Chief for Newsweek Magazine. In recent days, Matthews was joined in the studio of a Russian TV show by Maria Zakharova, Russias Foreign Affairs spokesperson.

The subject matter was propaganda, fact checking and its inadmissibility as it pertains to Russian Foreign policy.

Zakharova states in her opening monologue that its not that Western countries dont double check their facts, all countries sometimes fall victims to this. The difference is that Western countries make those facts up

So we have Zakharova employing a more indirect glasnost type of stance here, explaining Russias own inconsistency and responsibility when it comes to getting things right.

Matthews, in response, launches an attack exclaiming Russia is the source that annihilated all the freedoms of the press since the beginning of Putins regime including troll armies of St Petersburg. But in the throws of this opening rant Matthews says you too spread fakenews. So is that an admittance that the West spreads fake news and that such a machine exists?

He got one thing right, calling Saudi Arabia sadistic Arabia. Quite the Freudian slip, amongst others, from Matthews. Matthews is a man who could give British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson a run for his money with his bumbling oratory skillset and typified baiting, gaslighting commentary that only serves to increase his own ego, rather than report on real news.

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23:11

Trump Trolls CBS John Dickerson To His Face: I Love Your Show, I Call It Deface The Nation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump appeared on the CBS program Face The Nation on Sunday morning and had this terrific exchange with host, John Dickerson. Classic Trump and funny as hell.

23:11

Germany to give know-how to Greece to combat tax evasion in cash registers "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Finance ministry officials are considering the mandatory installment of an application in cash registers across the country that will cancel transactions, a measure ostensibly aimed at reducing the still Olympus-sized mountain of tax evasion in Greece. According to reports, the relevant deputy finance minister was in the German federated state of Brandenburg recently to examine

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23:10

El 47 por ciento de los trabajadores espaoles cobra menos de 1.000 euros "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Cerca de la mitad de los trabajadores y trabajadoras espaoles, concretamente el 47% (8.160.172 personas) tiene salarios por debajo de

23:10

Are American Debt Slaves Getting in Trouble Again? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Are American Debt Slaves Getting in Trouble Again? by Wolf Richter Wolf Street The economy depends on them, but theyre cracking. American consumers are holding $1 trillion in revolving credit, mostly in credit card debt. So how well is...

The post Are American Debt Slaves Getting in Trouble Again? appeared first on The Daily Coin.

23:09

Congress Reaches Deal To Keep Government Open Through September "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Update: Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer seems very positive on the bipartisan agreement too (but cant resist a few jabs at President Trump)

This agreement is a good agreement for the American people, and takes the threat of a government shutdown off the table.

The Bill ensures taxpayer dollars arent used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on, like medical research, education, and infrastructure

Early on in this debate, Democrats clearly laid out our principles.. and the deal reflects those principles.

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As we detailed earlier, one of the biggest political overhangs facing the market may have just been removed, when moments ago AP and other newswires reported that House Democrats and Republicans are said to have reached a $1 trillion spending deal to keep the government which is currently operating thanks to a last minute one-week stopgap measure enacted on Friday open until October 1.

According to Washington Post, negotiators from both parties reached an agreement on a spending package to fund the government through the end of September, alleviating fears of a government shutdown later this week. Congress is expected to vote early this week on the package, with the bipartisan agreement expected to include increases for military spending and border security, a major priority for GOP leaders in Congress.

Several other important White House initiatives were rejected by the Republican and Democratic negotiators, including money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border that Trump has argued is needed to stop illegal immigrants and drugs. Instead, congressional negotiators settled on $1.5 billion more for border security, including more money for new technology and repairing existing infrastructure, the aide said.

The Trump administration had earlier backed away from a threat to end federal subsidies for low-income people to get health insurance through Obamacare, the program that Trump had pledged to repeal. Puerto...

23:09

2-Month Old Infant Suffered Apnea and Died Following 8 Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Vaccines

 

(NaturalNews) Another family is mourning the loss of their two-month old baby following routine vaccinations. Cash Dewayne Thomas was having apnea episodes following the vitamin K injection and hepatitis B vaccine given to him at birth.

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23:01

Scientists From Russia Build And Study Pyramids. What They Discovered Could Change The Entire World "IndyWatch Feed World"

Did you know that Sudan has numerous pyramids... even more than Egypt? But there are even more Pyramids in South America than all of the remaining pyramids of the world combined. For some reason, ancient man created thousands of Pyramids around the globe, and researchers today may have found an evidence what their exact purpose was. Pyramids are without a doubt one of the greatest global

23:00

He Was Not a Thug: Cop Shoots into Car of Innocent Kids, Kills Unarmed 15yo Boy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

15-year-old Jordan Edwards had committed no crime and was simply a passenger in a vehicle when he was murdered by police.

23:00

Tensions Rise between Turkey, US along Syrian Border "IndyWatch Feed World"

Syria (Tasnim)  Tensions rose Saturday along the Turkish-Syrian border as both Turkey and the US moved armored vehicles to the region and Turkeys leader once again demanded that the United States stop supporting the Syrian Kurdish militants there.

The relocation of Turkish troops to an area near the border with Syria comes a day after US troops were seen patrolling the tense border in Syria. Those patrols followed a Turkish airstrike against bases of Syrian Kurdish militia, Washingtons main ally in combating Daesh (Also known as ISIL or ISIS) militants in Syria.

More US troops were seen Saturday in armored vehicles in Syria in Kurdish areas. Kurdish officials describe US troop movement as buffer between them and Turkey, AP reported.

But Turkey views Syrias Kurdish Peoples Protection Units, known as YPG, as a terrorist organization and an extension of the Kurdish militants who have been waging a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey.

The YPG, and you know whos supporting them, is attacking us with mortars. But we will make those places their grave, there is no stopping, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Footage shot Friday night showed a long line of Turkish trucks carrying military vehicles driving to the border area. The private Ihlas news agency IHA reported the convoy was heading to southeastern Sanliurfa province from Kilis in the west. The base is 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Syrias Tal Abyad, a town controlled by the Kurdish militia.

The agency said the relocation comes after Turkish officials announced the completion of a phase of Turkeys cross-border operation of Euphrates Shield in Syria, adding that the force may be used against Syrian Kurdish militants if needed.

Tensions in the border area rose this week when Turkey conducted airstrikes against bases for YPG group in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday. The Turkish military said it killed at least 90 militants and wounded scores. The Kurdish group in Syria said 20 of its fighters and media activists were killed in the strike, which was followed by cross-border clashes.

Erdogan hinted his country is also ready to repeat its attacks in Sinjar, Iraq, to prevent it from turning into a base for the Kurdish militia.

Kurdish officials said the US patrols are monitoring the Turkish-Syrian border to prevent an increase in tensions with Turkey, a NATO member and US ally.

On Saturday, more US troops in armored vehicles arrived in Kurdish areas, passing through Qamishli town, close to the border with Turkey. The town is mostly controlled by Kurdish forces, but Syrian government troops hold pockets...

23:00

One District At A Time? How About Mark Meadows' District In North Carolina? Meet Matt Coffay "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Matt Coffay, a farmer who founded the Asheville chapter of Our Revolution, is running for Congress... and he's about as good a candidate as the Democratic Party is going to find-- not just in North Carolina, but anywhere in the country. His district, though, is a tough one. The Republicans in the North Carolina legislature carefully cut most of Asheville out of the 11th congressional district to create what they thought would be a "safe" Republican seat. It was won in 2012 by right-wing extremist Mark Meadows, one of the founding members of the Freedom Caucus, which he now chairs. Last November the district was the strongest in the state for Trump, who out-performed Romney there and beat Hillary 63.2% to 34.0%. We asked Matt how he thinks he can win in such difficult political terrain. His response is below in the form of a guest post. If you like what you read-- and what you hear in the video above-- please consider contributing to his campaign here and learning more about his campaign here.


How We Win in NC-11
by Matt Coffay


Im not a politician. I grew up in a working class family, and have always had to work hard to make ends meet from month to month. For the past few years, I was a full-time farmer, putting in 80 hour weeks to earn a living; now, I work for a nonprofit, trying to help make it easier for young people to get started farming.

The fact that Im not a politician has put me on the receiving end of a lot of skepticism. Particularly when it comes to the usual suspects in a Congressional race-- the local political journalists, the strategists and consultants, district party members, policy autodidacts-- Ive been told by a lot of people, you cant win in the 11th. Not the way the lines are drawn.

In 2016, Pompeo won Kansas 4th Congressional district by 31% of the...

23:00

Redesigning NAFTA Is Not a Bad Idea If Workers Rather Than Vested Interests Win "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Theres ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.

During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump blamed NAFTA for US job losses. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump blamed NAFTA for US job losses. Credit: Reuters/Eric Thayer

Late April saw an odd couple of days for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 23-year-old deal between the US, Canada and Mexico.

At the start of Thursday, April 27, President Donald Trumps advisers were said to be working on an executive order withdrawing from the trade deal. During his election campaign, he had blamed NAFTA for American job losses, calling it the worst trade deal in history.

But, by the next morning, having spoken to the presidents of other signatory countries, Trump announced that he would merely be seeking a renegotiation of the deal with the caveat that he would pull the US out of the deal if that effort wasnt satisfactory.

Winners and losers

Trade agreements benefit everybody but have two distinct classes of losers: inefficient companies from industries that compete with imports, and some of the workers in those industries.

In the past, economists and politicians didnt pay very much attention to the losers of international trade. The rationale was as follows: companies that went under were relatively inefficient, and eventually the laid-off workers would retool, migrate or adjust.

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22:59

Lessons from the Anti-Globalists "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The likely victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election has elicited a global sigh of relief. But it would be a mistake to conclude that discontent with the global economy has crested.

22:58

Its Being Called A Miracle After Doctors Use Mans Own Tooth To Cure His Blindness "IndyWatch Feed World"

You might want to grab a tissue for this story. A blind man was given the gift of sight again, and his reaction to laying eyes on his wife for  Full Article

22:56

David Ignatius 15 Years of Running Spin for Saudi Regime "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Adam Johnson | FAIR | April 28, 2017 Last week, in A Young Prince Is Reimagining Saudi Arabia. Can He Make His Vision Come True?, Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius (4/20/17) wrote what read like a press release for the Saudi regime. Whats more, hes written the same article several times before. []

22:55

Why Trump Should Just Give Up and Quit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer has a stilted way of talking sometimes, but its not too hard to understand the point hes trying to make here:

Look, youve had experience for 100 days, said House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), as if he were speaking directly to Trump. Your party is a divided party you found that out. Some things you thought you were going to be able to do you havent been able to do, not because of Democratic opposition but Republican division.

He added: That ought to tell you that on important, must-do issues, youre well-advised on a bipartisan basis to get those done.

At this point, I think almost everyone who tries to reason with President Trump is doing it mainly for appearances and not because they sincerely think he might listen. Steny Hoyer doesnt really want to work with the president. After the insulting campaign he ran, its doubtful that many Democrats ever wanted to help Trump rack up legislative achievements, and any hope of that was lost when he started gathering Neo-Nazi advisers around him.

Still, we can at least craft an alternative recent history in which Trump pivoted after the election in recognition of the fact that he would not be able to govern independently of the two parties if he were completely dependent on either one of them. And if he didnt get that basic point, he could have at least anticipated certain mathematical problems like the need to get eight Democratic senators to agree to go along with most of his legislative agenda so that he could avoid filibusters.

Hoyer points out a third problem, which is that Trump cant depend on the Republicans because theyre too divided among themselves. None of this matters all that much anymore. The president cant get a do-over.

At this point, hes trying to make a show of keeping campaign promises, but theres not a whole lot he can accomplish. He isnt getting his big beautiful wall...

22:53

Whats On Your Bookshelf? Questions For Corbett #035 "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/qfc035-lq.mp3"][/audio]Is it possible to mind control an assassin? Is overpopulation hysteria justified? How would a free society cope without police? Find out the answers to these and other listener questions as James gives you a tour of his bookshelf.

22:53

Avocets mating, video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 April 2017 video shows an avocet couple mating. The female waits till the male has cleaned his feathers.

Featuring a spotted redshank as well.

Luuk Punt from the Netherlands made this video.

22:52

Delicate Solomon Island ecosystem in danger of heavy logging "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is the first in a two-part series on logging in the Solomon Islands. Read the second part for more discussion on the topic. The Solomon Islands is a country thats no stranger to sudden and often violent changes. Arcing southeast of Papua New Guinea and northeast of Australia on the edge of the Pacific Oceans Ring of Fire, earthquakes are common, and periodic volcanic eruptions are important reminders of the forces that created this archipelago. But increasingly, its been us humans who have threatened these striking and often delicate island ecosystems with swift changes, particularly in recent decades. And in few places is that clearer than the small island group in the countrys southeast called the Santa Cruz Islands. The islands stands of old-growth forests and valuable tree species have attracted the interest of several logging companies of late. Several years ago, logging began on Vanikoro (sometimes spelled Vanikolo), a sparsely populated island about 198 square kilometers (76.5 square miles) in size. [caption id="attachment_195230" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The Santa Cruz Islands are located in the southeastern part of the Solomon Islands in Temotu province. Map by Maximilian Drrbecker (Chumwa), CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] In 2016, a group of timber outfits began a push to get at the timber on the groups largest island, Nende (often spelled Nendo or Ndeni on maps, and sometimes called Santa Cruz Island). But conservationists, scientists and many local land owners worry that losing these wooded landscapes is akin to shucking off the anchor of life

22:52

Corruption drives dealings with logging companies in the Solomon Islands "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

This is the second in a two-part series on logging in the Solomon Islands. Read the first part for more discussion on the topic. Several companies are vying for the rights to harvest timber in a far-flung corner of the Solomon Islands. Opponents of the proposed extraction say that the companies are using underhanded tactics to gain access, such as bribing officials and pressuring local landowners. In interviews with Mongabay, local conservation groups working on the ground have called it grand-scale corruption. Individuals from the organizations asked that their names to be withheld for safety reasons. In terms of the costs of logging, they fear that the logging will fundamentally alter the long-standing livelihoods of the people of Nende, the largest of the Santa Cruz Islands in the southeastern corner of the Solomon Islands. Also known as Santa Cruz Island, and sometimes spelled "Nendo" or "Ndeni" on maps, Nende is home to several species of threatened birds and bats, in large part because of the rich habitats found there. [caption id="attachment_195237" align="aligncenter" width="768"] OceansWatch yachts with the forests of Nende in the background. Photo courtesy of OceansWatch[/caption] Theres a lot of old-growth forest, a lot of primary forest there, said biologist Ray Pierce, who did a survey of the bats and birds on Nende and two other islands in the Santa Cruz chain in 2014 and visited the islands again in 2016. But industrial-scale logging could throw off the balance of the entire ecosystem, Pierce said, from the mountaintop through the streams, right down to the

22:50

Doug Casey on Why Gold Is Money "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Doug Casey on Why Gold Is Money by Doug Casey International Man Its an unfortunate historical anomaly that people think about the paper in their wallets as money. The dollar is, technically, a currency. A currency is a government...

The post Doug Casey on Why Gold Is Money appeared first on The Daily Coin.

22:50

Former Greek Finance Minister: Universal Basic Income Is Now A Necessity "IndyWatch Feed World"

(Photo: Russell Shaw Higgs/Creative Commons)

(Photo: Russell Shaw Higgs/Creative Commons)

Published in partnership with acTVism.

In this video, former finance minister of Greece, professor of economics, author, and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), Yanis Varoufakis, argues why the Basic Income is a necessity today. His arguments take into account a macro socio-economic, psychological, philosophical and moral perspective. In addition to the speech, Varoufakis addresses a wide range of questions from the public.

  • What is the social democratic tradition about? And how did influence Capitalism in the 20th century?
  • Why is Social Democracy coming to an end? And how is the process of financialization & the rise of technology contributing to its demise?
  • What is Bankruptocracy? What problems is it posing to our society?
  • What is the current narrative on the relationship between the markets & state in terms of wealth generation? And how and why is a change required in this narrative in order to make the Basic Income a reality?
  • What are the arguments are against a Basic Income? And how should they be confronted?
  • How is a Basic Income aligned with the Libertarian philosophy? Will it promote freedom of choice and self-determination?
  • How will a Basic Income promote creativity in our society?

All of these questions and much more are addressed in the video:

About Yanis Varoufakis:

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22:48

President Of The White House Correspondents Association Assures You That We Are Not Fake News "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

WHCA President, Jeff Mason, further stated it is our job to report on facts and hold leaders accountable; that is who we are So tell us, Mr. Mason, why didnt you and your membership do your job for the past 8 years and chose instead to lie and cover-up for the lies and cover-ups of []

22:47

South Africa Zuma prevented by crowd from addressing COSATU May day rally "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Fisticuffs as May Day rally in Bloemfontein collapses, Zuma leaves

President Jacob Zuma was scheduled to speak but the crowd did not allow Cosatu leadership to continue with the programme

01 May 2017 14:31 Kyle Cowan
President Jacob Zuma. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA
President Jacob Zuma. Picture: NTSWE MOKOENA

Continuous chanting singing and heckling from a crowd of union members in Bloemfontein has led to the main Workers Day celebration rally collapsing.

President Jacob Zuma was scheduled to speak but the crowd did not allow Cosatu leadership to continue with the programme.

A short while ago SACP Secretary General Blade Nzimande told TimesLIVE the decision to end the event without a single speech being heard was made by the Cosatu central executive committee and Nzimande and Zuma concurred.

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22:47

Germany of Asia looking to restore its sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

While the new resident of the White House has been acquiring a taste for military adventures overseas, the prime minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, visited Moscow last Thursday for his 17th talk with Vladimir Putin. But of course their normal economic agenda, intended to hammer out the final details of some painful bilateral issues, was []

22:44

Daily Digest 5/1 - Global Elite Headed For Fall, Insane Bond, Stock and Real Estate Markets "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Daily Digest 5/1 - Global Elite Headed For Fall, Insane Bond, Stock and Real Estate Markets
  • The global elite are headed for a fall. And they don't even know it.
  • My Brexit advice to Theresa May is to avoid negotiating at all costs
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  • French Presidential Elections: And Then There Were Two
  • Detroit Is A Reminder Peak America Was Over 50 Years Ago
  • Emboldened by Trump but Divided by Generations, Democrats Look to 2020
  • Future World Economic Growth In Big Trouble As Oil Discoveries Fall To Historic Lows
  • Archaeologists Dig Up An 800-Year-Old Native American Pot. What They Found Inside Is Changing History
  • A farewell to kings? New ideas on the vanishing monarch butterflies

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22:44

Going Through Motions "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

You might expect a performance like this to be completely in the zone: each throw exactly like the previous one. But its not. For example, on the 2nd to last lane on the right, he really hooks the ball into the middle of the pins.

Why would the throws be different? Id always assumed that the art of throwing strikes was to become a meat robot that repeatedly and relentlessly makes the same perfect move over and over. I also would assume that doing them without a break, like this, would be an advantage because the muscle memory of the successful throw would stay in the short-term memory. Id expect that to reinforce the tendency for the sequence of throws to be more similar rather than less.

Thats probably why Im not a world record holder.

I also wonder how they make sure its not faked. Id want to see some sort of consistent something going on in the corner of the frame, that could not be altered without it being obvious. That seems like it might be a difficult problem what if you had the camera on a steadicam with a lava lamp on an arm positioning it in the corner of the capture. I think itd be very hard to splice together a sequence without the hiccup in the lava lamp being pretty apparent. Although I suppose you could render-in a complete lava lamp sequence. There must be a minimum number of human witnesses, for such a record to count.

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I notice that he bowls 2-handed; I assume thats probably a better approach since your arms and torso will form a triangle and self-stabilize. I wonder if the throwing technique is subject to toxic masculinity. There was an episode on one of Malcolm Gladwells podcasts about Wilt Chamberlain adopting an under-handed free throw technique for a while, which made him amazingly accurate, but he stopped using it because it was how girls throw. At that level of performance, Id expect people only to care about how winners throw but thats probably why Im not an avid sports fan.

With regard to the question of fakery: I wonder if theres a market for evidence cameras cameras with features designed to validate totally that their capture is unaltered. Imagine a camera that did blockchaining checksums inside the video stream itd be impossible to alter the video stream once it was captured, but youd still have the problem of someone pointing the camera at a high enough quality fake and recording that. I did some stuff for Taser back in 2009 or so, regarding cop-cams; thats a slightly different problem but theres still the issue of maintaining a chain of eviden...

22:41

"Prioritizing These Three Things" Etc. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This article by Colby Itkowitz summarizes some lessons she took from talks she heard at the TED conference. Her piece is titled "Prioritizing these three things will improve your life and maybe even save it." The three magic lessons and my responses are as follows:

Face-to-face social interaction leads to a longer life
This one is pretty well established and has been for decades, although of course there are problems with causality; maybe the people who don't socialize and die younger don't socialize because they are already sick. Anyway it seems to be true that how much you socialize with others is a better predictor of how long you will live than your weight or how much you exercise. The life-extending effect doesn't require that you have close friends, just that you get out and interact with somebody. This was a truth about life I resisted when I was young and passionately hated casual conversation with strangers or acquaintances. At the time I thought this was a personal quirk but I have since discovered that a dislike of chitchat and a longing for deeper, more meaningful interactions is extremely common, especially among the young. It was only as an adult, having shed much of my youthful self-consciousness, than I began to find pleasure in ordinary human interactions.

Knowing when to turn off your smartphone enriches your life
I don't know about this one. Yes, there are recent studies that show people who spend more time on social media are less happy, but 1) this is just a few recent studies and we could find a few studies to prove anything, and 2) maybe the causality is reversed and it is the loneliest, least happy people who spend the most time on Facebook. (On average, that is.) The obsessive worry about "missing something" that drives some people to check their phones every minute is a common symptom of depression, especially anxious depression. But I would accept as general principles both that online interaction cannot, for most people, substitute for interaction in person, and that there is a whole lot of unhealthy crap online that most of us are better off staying away from. The best uses you can make of your devices are to learn new things and to arrange to get together with your friends.

Chasing meaning, not happiness, is what really matters
This is one of those pieces of advice that is both universally accepted and all but useless. Granted that meaning is a better thing to chase than happiness, what are you supposed to do about it? Suppose that you find yourself thinking, "what could I do tonight that would be fun?" but then you stop yourself and ask instead, "what could I do tonight that would be meaningful?"

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22:40

Marine Le Pen Surges in Latest French Poll Against Globalist Emmanuel Macron "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Globalist Emmanuel Macron saw his huge lead over Marine Le Pen take a heavy hit this past week one week before the national election.
The Express reported:

EMMANUEL Macrons lead over Marine Le Pen has taken a heavy hit as France prepares to vote in the final round of the election on Sunday.

Recent moves by Ms Le Pen to appeal to a wider audience seem to be working as she has removed herself as the leader of the Front National party, and rebranded her campaign with the new motto Choose France.

Pollster Harris Interactive, who correctly predicted the result of the first round, revealed a six points slip by Mr Macron since last Sunday.

Ms Le Pen said: The country Mr Macron wants is no longer France; its a space, a wasteland, a trading room where there are only consumers and producers.

The latest polls were conducted prior to the announcement that defeated first round presidential candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, would be Ms Le Pens prime minister if she wins the presidency.

The post Marine Le Pen Surges in Latest French Poll Against Globalist Emmanuel Macron appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:40

State of Emergency Declared on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published May 1, 2017

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION After a series of drug-related crimes committed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council last Monday declared a state of emergency and withdrew its support of Police Chief Harry Martinez.

Martinez has since resigned and has been replaced by Mark Mesteth to serve as interim police chief. Mesteth held the position before Martinez.

Since 2008, the police department has had eight chiefs of police. It is a police force that now has 30 officers patrolling the three million-acres reservation down from 100 tribal police officers a few years ago.

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council also disbanded the Public Safety Board which oversaw the tribal police. Now the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council serves in that capacity.

The post State of Emergency Declared on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation appeared first on Native News Online.

22:40

Reminder Of Why Global Big Day Matters "IndyWatch Feed World"

CloudCrowd.pngNot every episode needs to be a crowd-pleaser, but this one catches the attention of our crowd more than the first three episodes had. It reminds us that while Global Big Day is intended to be fun, with a hint of competitive spirit, it is all in the interest of science and ultimately for the benefit of conservation of bird habitat (reminder to pledge). Thanks to The National Science Foundation for funding this! Thanks to PBS for making it available to watch online, even outside the USA (at least in Belize):

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22:39

ECB Has No Choice, As Forces of Debt Collapse In Europe Keep Building "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Bank assets in Europe remain within the same range they have been in since December 2014. Total assets in European banks rose by 0.2% in March after a 0.7% gain in February.

22:38

Finally, Theres A Gym That Offers Napping Classes For Tired Adults, And Heres How It Works "IndyWatch Feed World"

Leaving less and less time for sleep has sort of become a trademark for the modern 21st-century person. And with that comes a slew of undesired consequences, like the constant  Full Article

22:38

French presidential candidate warned Frexit (France left the EU) "IndyWatch Feed War"

The European Union cannot function well are demanding deep reforms, if France can get out of the EU-the leading presidential

22:37

Trump Has Assembled an Unprecedented Governmental Wrecking Crew "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Steven Harper / Moyers and Company

Donald Trump promised to be a transformational leader. It wasnt an idle threat.


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22:36

Rugby League World Cup Paul Barrire Trophy leaves PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Paul Barrire Trophy, the prestigious Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) trophy left PNG today (ED: Sunday April 30th) after a very short historical visit courtesy of Oil Search Limiteds PNG trophy tour.

During this short visit, many people from all walks of life school kids, villagers, sports people, and general members of the public had an opportunity to see it.

It was great to see many former Kumul greats from the villages of Hanuabada and Porebada, also join the occasion, joining former Kumul and PNG Rugby league legend Marcus Bai.
The trophy arrived on Thursday afternoon and visited the Oil Search head office in Port Moresby, accompanied by RLWC officials and Oil Search Trophy Tour ambassador, Marcus Bai. It than paid a visit top to NCD City Hall.
The following day it continued the visit to the Motuan villages of Porebada and Hanuabada. Former PNG Kumul players joined in the festivities.

Boreboa Primary school was the only school that was included in the short tour and made the most showing true PNG spirit embracing and welcoming the Paul Barrire Trophy with a guard honour from the school gates up to the assembly area.
The Fan Zone at the vision city amphitheatre provided more opportunity for the public, as people cued to get images with the trophy whilst a school rugby clinic was conducted by PNGNRL officials teaching children of basic rugby drills.

The trophy was taken around the grounds at the National Football Stadium at half time, for members of the public to see, and many used the opportunity to take pics of the trophy.
Whilst the tour of the original trophy was short, Oil Search will be conducting a national wide tour of the replica of the trophy in September and October, ahead of the first game when the PNG LNG Kumuls take on the Wales.

The tour follows the very successful Oil Search Pacific Games relay in 2015 for the Pacific Games.

22:36

The Mark of the Beast "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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Recently, I concluded and wrote about in a previous article, that the present conflict with North Korea, Syria and ultimately Iran has everything thing to do with the final push for the Rothschild Banking Cartel to swallow up the last remaining central bank hold-outs. The world is a blink of an eye from being under total domination to Satans best representatives on the planet. A total in-your-face economic dictatorship is within the grasp of the New World Order crowd.

Related Trend: Towards a Cashless Society

Just days after Davos elites discussed why the world needs to get rid of currency, the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing restrictions on payments in cash.  It is a move that is being embraced by globalist banks and corporations to go totally cashless.

As an examle of a globalist finanical entity desiring to go cashless, we must consider that Mastercard recently conducted  study in which they determined it was advantageous to move toward a cashless, digital currency. Their primary argument was based upon the notion that a cashless (i.e. Mark of the Beast) currency would save national governments between 10-15% GDP on their related economic costs. The reader can reference a ...

22:35

Snowstorm pounds western Kansas, closes I-70; up to 25 inches of snow reported "IndyWatch Feed World"

Heavy snow in parts of western Kansas led to a bevy of road closures and power outages on Sunday - and an Amtrak train traveling from Garden City to Lamar, Colo., a distance of 100 miles, arrived 10 hours late. As much as 14 inches of snow had fallen in Elkhart, near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line and just miles from the Colorado state line, and many trees and power lines were reported down in the southwest part of the state, according to a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Dodge City. Jeff Johnson said some of the places hardest hit by the weekend storm included areas west of Garden City and Liberal. He said the Dodge City area had received as much as 5-plus inches of snow as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Garden City reported some power outages, but by 4 p.m. Sunday, the city tweeted that much of the power had been restored. It warned, however, that more power outages could follow and that the Horace Good Middle School would be open for any residents in Finney County without power. Residents of Garden City's utility company were encouraged to call 620-276-1290 to report power outages to help take off some of the calls to the county's 911 dispatch center.

22:33

Military Establishment Sees Budgets Blossom Despite Failure To Quash Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed World"

Abrams battle tanks from the US Army's 4th Infantry Division on rail cars as they arrive at the Gaiziunai railway station in Lithuania, Feb. 10, 2017.(AP/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Abrams battle tanks from the US Armys 4th Infantry Division on rail cars as they arrive at the Gaiziunai railway station in Lithuania, Feb. 10, 2017.(AP/Mindaugas Kulbis)

While the U.S. has long justified its presence in Syria with the need to fight off Daesh (ISIS) and other militant extremist groups, some neo-conservatives notably Tom Friedman of the New York Times have called on Trump to back off fighting Daesh in Syria in order to ramp up pressure on Assad, Iran, Russia and Hezbollah.

Though Friedmans policy suggestions may leave some Americans scratching their heads over the call to ignore the terror group that has ostensibly been the foundation of recent U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, it is not altogether surprising, as the U.S. establishment has often used counterterrorism as a cover for not-so-covert regime change efforts.

As journalist Gareth Porter noted for Middle East Eye, the very idea that U.S. counterterrorism efforts abroad can make the U.S. safer essentially amounts to a bait-and-switch operation. Since  2001, the Pentagon and the CIA, as well as other security and intelligence bureaucracies, have deliberately sacrificed sensible counterterrorism policy in the name of pursuing their own institutional interests.

One of the clearest examples of this methodology was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as counterterrorism specialists in the U.S. knew that overthrowing Saddam Hussein would not only strengthen al-Qaeda but also massively boost anti-American sentiment in the region. A potential uptick in Islamic extremism did not dissuade top Pentagon offi...

22:32

What Corporate Media Never Tells You about North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who have committed to a no nuclear first policy. They have pledged never to use nuclear weapons first, but of course reserve the right to use them if attacked. How many times has the US threatened to use nuclear weapons against North Korea? Do you know that North Korea has repeatedly asked the US to engage in bi-lateral talks, to cool off the ever-escalating tension? The offer was flatly rejected by both Obama and Trump. Can you resolve differences within your family without dialog? No dialogue, no peace. Why wont the US talk to North Korea?? The neocons, Deep State, and media argument, insist Kim Jong-un is irrational, and therefore you cannot negotiate with him. A look back at recent history illustrates the US and its complicit media demonize anyone we do not like, and the demonizing usually ends up with a war. Manuel Noriega in Panama, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Libyas Muammar Gadaffi, and Syrias Bashar al-Assad, serve as recent examples. But the demonizing of Kim Jong-un continues as we move towards another war, and once again the public buys into the myth. There are no western reporters allowed in North Korea, and since North Korea is a virtual closed society, one must wonder who knows what Kim Jong-un really is like? On the other hand, some might suggest we have a very irrational leader in this country. This attitude of demonizing is akin to the Talibans offer to turn over Osama Bin Laden so many years ago, and the US, then under Bush, flatly rejected the Taliban offer. Sixteen years later we are still at war in Afghanistan. War is the result of failed diplomacy or the absence of diplomacy. Perhaps we did not want diplomacy; perhaps we dont want diplomacy now.

Do you know North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear testing if the US agreed to end the annual war games along the border of North Korea? You may not know the US conducts war games that simulate the overthrow of the North Korean government, and this year there were almost 400,000 soldiers participating. Did you know that?? Do you know the Korean War has never officially ended because there was no formal truce signed? This is one of North Korea demands. A final treaty to end the Korean War was never signed, because if there was a treaty, the US would have no legal basis for th...

22:31

Germany and other European countries marched protest preteen Frexit (France left the EU) "IndyWatch Feed War"

2,000 people took to the streets in Berlin of Germany to join the European rhythm, called for unity in the

22:30

The Scientific Case Against the Death Penalty "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Many experts believe that there is enough data to emphatically claim that violent behaviour is, in part, biological.

Credit: bykst/pixabay

Credit: bykst/pixabay

In early April, Amnesty International reported that India ordered a total of 136 executions in 2016, up by 81% compared to the previous year. It added that by the end of 2016, 104 countries around the world had abolished the death penalty.

Over the years, criminal defence lawyers around the world have argued with varying success that violent behaviour is in part due to biological and genetic vulnerabilities all in order to decrease the culpability of the individual. The notion that criminal behaviour is the result of biological disposition and partially beyond ones control has been popular for some time now and extensively researched.

Studies have implicated higher testosterone levels, neurotransmitter abnormalities, an extra Y chromosome and the warrior gene in some men. Others have documented abnormal electrical and metabolic activity in the brains of violent criminals. Some of these ideas continue to attract attention while others have fallen by the way side, and the puzzle remains unsolved. However, many experts, including the worlds leading neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine, believe that there is enough data to emphatically claim that violent behaviour is, in part, biological.

A field that is rapidly evolving and may provide indirect evidence to allow us a better understanding of the biologic basis of aggression is pharmacogenomics. It is the study of how genes affect an individuals response to drugs.

It is common knowledge that certain medications can induce aggressive behaviours and even physical violence in otherwise non-violent individuals. One example is varenicline, which is used to stop smoking. Several antidepressants can do the same. An anticonvulsant called perampanel can induce violent behaviours and even homicidal ideation often enough for the drug to carry a black box warning to highlight these potential effects. Benzodiazepines are a...

22:30

Popes North Korea Meditation? OK Sign Drama: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED LAST WEEK (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Popes North Korea Meditation? OK Sign Drama: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED LAST WEEK Video We Are Change In this video, we give you all the breaking and latest news from this week. Going over everything that we find important in...

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22:29

The Moral Imperative to Support Macron "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Although current polls suggest that Emmanuel Macron will win the French presidential election handily, he has not yet secured his place in the lyse Palace. Relativism and anti-establishment sentiments are on the rise, and some forecasts predict a surge in abstention rates among potential Macron voters.

22:28

EPA Removes Climate Change Pages From Website "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Gotta love the timing of this. Those pages were removed from the EPAs website the day before the scheduled Climate March being funded and organized by Soros-connected organizations with the support of Code Pink and communist groups. Via The Hill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed several pages including those related to climate change []

22:27

Conservatives: Where Are Talk Radio Hosts and Others on This Issue "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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CALLING ALL CONSERVATIVE PUNDITS

WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU ON THIS???

Dear Conservative Media Pundits:

In recent years, because of the stranglehold the far-left has had on the mainstream media for so long, anyone without the name recognition that all of you benefit from has been severely limited in finding a venue where their message could be heard, much less spread but throughout all that time, there has always been at least one venue that the common man has always been able to rely on: YouTube. 

At a time when social media giants are waging an all-out war on free speech across the entire social media landscape, most notably YouTube, how is it that none of you are talking about it? How is it possible that weve come to a point in our nations history when social justice warrior activists, along with their politically correct allies in global corporate board rooms, have figured out that they can silence dissenting free speech from their politically right of center adversaries by yanking advertising dollars out of speech venues that otherwise would have broadcast or published the speech that today's social justice warrior crowd finds offensive? Furthermore, how is it possible most Americans have no idea its even happening?

As ver...

22:27

Who Killed Saeed Karimian? "IndyWatch Feed War"

(Photo: Robert Berg/Creative Commons)

The Crime: Murder

The Victims: Saeed Karimian, 45, was the CEO of Gem TV, a Persian language TV company that produced dubbed foreign and Western TV shows into Persian. They have 17 different Persian-language channels, as well as three others in Kurdish, Azeri and Arabic. He was found dead with his Kuwaiti business partner.

The Weapon: Masked gunmen opened fire on Karimian and his business partner while they were sitting in a car on Saturday evening

The Location: The murder took place in the Maslak neighbourhood of Istanbul. The vehicle allegedly used in the attack was found burned.

The Suspects: The Turkish government said the killing may have been related to business and gang violence. However, the family told the BBC that Karimian had been threatened by the Iranian regime over the past three months and was planning to leave Istanbul for London as a result.

The Motives: Karimian was previously found guilty in absentia by the Iranian regime and sentenced to six months imprisonment for spreading propaganda against Iran by a court in Tehran.

22:25

Saudi Arabia 'won't be stubborn' asking for German arms again says minister "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia understands Germany's reluctance and will not engage in "arguments" over weapon supplies any more, as the kingdom values good relations with Berlin and wants to develop cooperation in other areas, Saudi Deputy Economy Minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri has said. Berlin, which reportedly sold Riyadh over 500,000 million worth of weapons in 2016, has been reluctant to sign new deals due to the controversial Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. "We accept the German unwillingness regarding the exports to Saudi Arabia. We know the political background," al-Tuwaijri told the Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday. "We won't be stubborn in relation to arms deals... We won't cause any more problems for the German government with new requests for arms," he added.

22:23

Youve Been Applying Band Aids Wrong Your Whole Life "IndyWatch Feed World"

Applying a Band-Aid is pretty straight forward, you take it out of the packaging, uncover the adhesive parts and stick it on the wound. However, according to YouTuber Crazy Russian  Full Article

22:22

Belgian rightist knife attack on leftist MP "IndyWatch Feed World"

Raoul Hedebouw's May Day speech after the right-wing knife attack, photo by Belga

According to Belgian daily Het Nieuwsblad, today the leftist Workers Party of Belgium (PTB) had a May Day rally in Lige city. Their MP Raoul Hedebouw would speak.

Then, suddenly a man, estimated to be in his fifties, appeared. He screamed: The PTB are all idiots! So, I attack them! The, presumably extreme right, man then attacked Hedebouw with a knife.

Though Hedebouw was injured, he still did his speech; and went to the hospital after the rally. He promised to come back to the May Day participants after the hospital, for the May Day march. They cant silence us.

The attacker was arrested. Besides the knife, he had pepper spray as well on him. As he, presumably, was not a Muslim, corporate media probably wont call him a terrorist. Like the nazi murderer of British MP Jo Cox was also often not called terrorist.

Raoul Hedebouw is a 39-year-old biologist.

Dutch NOS TV compares Hedebouws PTB-PVDA party to the left movement of Jean-Luc Mlenchon in France.

According to Belgian VRT TV, polls say that the PTB-PVDA in Wallonia would get over 20% of the vote; more than the social democratic PS, traditionally the biggest party in Wallonia.

...

22:20

A script to find call recursions in binaries "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

https://github.com/guidovranken/binloop

This is a script Ive slapped together to find potential call recursions in binaries. A call recursion occurs when functions comprise a loop; for instance, function a() calls function b(), and function b() calls function a(). If the recursion depth isnt properly curtailed, this can lead to a stack overflow, which crashes the program and is essentially a denial-of-service. Especially for server software that can enter a deep recursion upon the instigation of an untrusted client, this is problematic, as it essentially constitutes a remote DoS. Thanks to this program I once found a remote DoS vulnerability in Apache: CVE-2015-0228.
An other way to do this is to use a static C/C++ analyzer to parse the entire source code and find recursion loops on the resulting invocation tree, but this approach saves you the parsing overhead and operates on the end product (the binary) instead.
This script implements my own algorithm to find loops in a graph. I believe scipy offers such an algorithm out-of-the-box, so you may use that instead if it is faster.
The script does not find loops that involve function pointers; this is far more difficult to detect as it requires a semantic understanding of the code.
It is configured to output 25 loops at most, to prevent that excessive output is generated (this happens for some software, try Python or Tor). Change it to suit your needs.
You will probably need to alter it a bit if youre going to use it for non-x64 binaries.


22:19

Trump breaches diplomatic protocol by inviting Duterte without informing State Dept. "IndyWatch Feed World"

In what is becoming a recurring theme, the Trump administration's national security and diplomatic apparatus was once again caught off guard when the POTUS extended an official invitation to President Duterte of the Philippines without telling them. The two controversial and highly outspoken presidents had a "very friendly" conversation via telephone on Saturday, in which President Trump raised the potential for a meeting between the two leaders "to discuss the importance of the United States-Philippines alliance." Both the National Security Council and the State Department were caught unawares by the move, as the phone call was one of many made on Saturday to leaders in Southeast Asia, including Prime Ministers Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand. Comment: Trump invites Duterte to Washington to develop 'warm' post-Obama relations

22:18

The US is Baiting Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"

The baiting of Turkey is already a plan in action! But in this case I'm talking about the laying of a trap. Entrapment to lure into a compromising statement or act

Hopin' the Turks are wise to a possible false flag? 
Because the US will engage in that tactic if it benefits them. 
Hell they'll entirely fabricate an incident if it serves them. 
The most recent 'chemical attack' in Syria, comes to mind. I highly doubt anything at all occurred.

Hubby was reading the news this morning and said it sure looks as if the US is hoping to get a reaction from Turkey He even mentioned the very scenario Michael Hanna mentions in the Time article which is why I chose that specific article for this post  We are witnessing what was the planned for progression of all thats been on going in this area- Turkey and the US have not really been allies- more like frenemies- for quite, quite some time.

About 4 days ago Turkey struck PKK/YPG, US allies in Syria

The collision course is coming. Its already come in some respects and its a question of how badly this deteriorates, says Michael Hanna, a senior fellow at the New York-based Century Foundation.

There are U.S. personnel on the ground. In the worst case scenario youre having Turkey, a NATO ally, a close traditional partner of the United States, could kill American personnel on the ground, he tells TIME.
Exactly what the US wants. Real or claimed. Doesn't matter.
No questioning of why the US is occupying Syria?
No questioning as to why the US is supporting terrorists who attack Turkey? Odd behaviour for a "close traditional partner" to Turkey? A claimed NATO ally, to Turkey?
 
U.S. support for the YPG has raised tensions with Turkey for over two years. The YPG are closely linked to another organization, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)

Both Turkey and the U.S. list the PKK as a terrorist organization, but the U.S. insists that its militia partners in Syria are a separate group from the PKK gueri...

22:17

The Relentless Push Towards War "IndyWatch Feed War"

charnsitr/Shutterstock 

The Relentless Push Towards War

This time with North Korea. Why? 
Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:53 PM
...

22:15

What the MSM Never Tells About North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

What Corporate Media Never Tells You About North Korea

By Joe Clifford 


April 30, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who have committed to a no nuclear first policy. They have pledged never to use nuclear weapons first, but of course reserve the right to use them if attacked.

How many times has the US threatened to use nuclear weapons against North Korea? Do you know that North Korea has repeatedly asked the US to engage in bi-lateral talks, to cool off the ever-escalating tension? The offer was flatly rejected by both Obama and Trump. Can you resolve differences within your family without dialog? No dialogue, no peace. Why wont the US talk to North Korea?? The neocons, Deep State, and media argument, insist Kim Jung-ur is irrational, and therefore you cannot negotiate with him. A look back at recent history illustrates the US and its complicit media demonize anyone we do not like, and the demonizing usually ends up with a war.

Manuel Noriega in Panama, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Libyas Quaddaffi, and Syrias Assad, serve as recent examples. But the demonizing of Kim Jung -ur continues as we move towards another war, and once again the public buys into the myth. There are no western reporters allowed in North Korea, and since North Korea is a virtual closed society, one must wonder who knows what Kim Jung- ur really is like? On the other hand, some might suggest we have a very irrational leader in this country. This attitude of demonizing is akin to the Talibans offer to turn over Osama Bin Laden so many years ago, and the US, then under Bush, flatly rejected the Taliban offer saying we dont talk to such people. Sixteen years later we are still at war in Afghanistan. War is the result of failed diplomacy, or the absence of diplomacy. Perhaps we did not want diplomacy, perhaps we dont want diplomacy now.

Do you know North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear testing if the US agreed to end the annual war games along the border o...

22:15

Robert Steele: State of Trumps Union (YouTube 17:00) "IndyWatch Feed War"

We suffered a 19 hour crash this week-end. Seeking donations to upgrade to a commercial provider with better resilience. http://paypal.me/EarthIntel, also http://patreon.com/EarthIntel. every donation opens an email channel with Robert Steele.  Here is the Trump Promises Scorecard as of today: Trumps Promises Scorecard and here is the honest health plan: Karl Denninger with Greg Hunter: Fixing Health Care Permanently Cuts Cost by 75% & Almost Balances the Federal Budget

22:12

Powerful spring storm brings snow and rain to Nebraska "IndyWatch Feed World"

A powerful spring storm is moving across Nebraska this weekend. The eastern part of the state saw mostly rain on Sunday, while west of Kearney got snow. As of Sunday afternoon the 10/11 Weather team said over the last 48 hours Lincoln's seen 1.5 inches of rain, 3+ inches in Columbus and 2.5+ inches in York. In Lincoln rain didn't stop the Old Cheney Farmers' Market from it's opening weekend. Although vendors told 10/11 there were notably less people who came out Sunday. Typically hundreds of people fill the market near 56th and Old Cheney, but by noon there were only a few dozen. Nebraska 511 reported I-80 near Lexington was closed due to a jack knifed semi-truck around 2:00 Sunday afternoon. It reopened around 5:15pm. Traffic was rerouted onto the shoulder according to the Nebraska 511 Twitter account. Nebraska 511 reported both Highway 23 and 83 were closed for several hours Sunday. Highway 23 reopened around 7:20pm in both directions south of Eustis after a semi-truck jack knifed. Highway 83 is also back between McCook to the Kansas state line, after crews cleaned up and fixed downed power lines.

22:12

Geopolitics "IndyWatch Feed War"

"If You Take East-Syria, I'll Take That Yemeni Port"

Will the U.S. leave Syria if doing so prevents a Russian fleet in Yemen?

The question seems weird but if Russia succeeds with its negotiations in Yemen it will soon have to be asked.

A U.S. neoconservative outlet recently published an interesting but mostly unsourced bit about Yemen:

Russia is mediating negotiations for a political solution to the Yemen conflict outside of UN channels as a means to secure naval bases in Yemen. Russia is pursuing political negotiations with the UAE and former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh by beginning to discuss the future consensus Yemeni government. Salehs support for the Houthis is critical for the al Houthi-Saleh bloc to retain its influence across northern and central Yemen. The UAE may see this settlement as a way to halt the expansion of Irans influence in Yemen and to limit bearing further costs associated with the Yemeni war. Saleh previously expressed willingness to grant Russia military basing rights in Yemen. This basing would allow Russia to project power into one of the worlds busiest shipping lanes in the Red Sea and the Bab al Mandab strait, a global maritime chokepoint.
Back in August 2016 the former Yemeni president Saleh had indeed made an offer to Russia:
"In the fight agai...

22:11

1 victim and suspect dead, 6 critical in San Diego pool-party shooting "IndyWatch Feed World"

At least one woman is dead and six people are in critical condition after a man opened fire at a poolside party at an apartment complex in San Diego, California, according to the local police chief. Police confronted the gunman and fatally shot him while he was trying to reload his weapon. The suspect has been identified. The incident happened 6.10pm local time at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments in La Jolla, California, when a white male wearing brown shorts and armed with a gun started shooting those at the pool.

22:11

Barcelona Defeats Real Madrid 3-2 Once Again in Beiruts El Clsico "IndyWatch Feed World"

A friendly El Clsico was organized last Friday at at the Camille Chamoun stadium between ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid players. The teams included legends such as Ronaldinho, Gianluca Zambrotta, Francesco Coco, Eric Abidal and Edgar Davids (Barcelona side) and Roberto Carlos, Fernando Moriente and Christian Karembeu (Real Madrid side).

Barcelona won the game and Ronaldinho stole the show by producing three assists for all three goals, including a stunning no-look pass.

More than 38,000 football fans were at the Camille Chamoun stadium and no incidents were reported which is pretty awesome.

Check out the highlights of the game here:

22:10

Irans Presidential Debate Shakes Up Race "IndyWatch Feed War"

The first debate of the Iranian presidential contest may cause a shakeup in the campaign, as the more hardline candidate favored by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was seen as the big loser of the debate and Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri came out as the clear winner so much so that Iranians on social media have nicknamed him Super Eshaq and Thug Life.

Candidate Eshaq Jahangiri as Super Eshaq

Before we go any further, lets be clear: The presidential election scheduled for May 19 is not democratic, free or fair. The regime only permitted six of around 1,600 candidates to run. Regime opponent Shahriar Kia explains why such elections are held, citing the words of senior regime cleric Mesbah Yazdi:

In this Islamic state the peoples vote has no religious or legal credibility, neither in determining the countrys political structure or defining the constitution, nor electing the president The only legal credibility criteria is the supreme leaders consent the peoples vote has no impact.

However, there is some form of an actual contest between the approved six. There is true bitterness and political maneuvering between the various factions they represent. Campaign developments can alter the vote tally (assuming that they are honestly counted) and perhaps the preference of the Supreme Leader, Revolutionary Guards Corps and other powers if a candidate is exposed as unprepared.

The six candidates debated for three hours. By almost all accounts, Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri stood out as the victor.  Normally, his gains would be at the expense of President Rouhani, who is seeking re-election and comes from the same reformist camp. However, the purpose of Jahangiris candidacy is...

22:10

Why Brussels Teamed Up With Soros to Bring Hungary to Its Knees "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why Brussels Teamed Up With Soros to Bring Hungary to Its Knees Sputnik News TDC Note Brussels is where the SWIFT System, the BIS and where the EU parliament meets. Miking Brussels one of the crime centers of the...

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22:10

No Nazi's in 2017 Kiev? Ukraine Thinks You are a Moron or a Fascist "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Honoring Holocaust victims in Ukraine is as easy as putting up a statue to their killers. The US Embassy reaction was timely and predictable. According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) "The embassy celebrated the legacy of Olena Teliha Wednesday in a Facebook post that designated her one of the "women who inspire Ukraine" in connection with "Women's History Month.

22:09

Chris Hedges: Reign of Idiots "IndyWatch Feed War"

Reign of Idiots 

Posted on Apr 30, 2017
By Chris Hedges

Mr. Fish / Truthdig

The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give rise to enraged fanatics. Idiot professors, experts and specialists busy themselves with unintelligible jargon and arcane theory that buttresses the policies of the rulers. Idiot entertainers and producers create lurid spectacles of sex, gore and fantasy.

There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every item on it.
The idiots know only one wordmore. They are unencumbered by common sense. They hoard wealth and resources until workers cannot make a living and the infrastructure collapses. They live in privileged compounds where they eat chocolate cake and order missile strikes. They see the state as a projection of their vanity. The Roman, Mayan, French, Habsburg, Ottoman, Romanov,...

22:06

libarchive: two heap-based buffer overflow read "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libarchive is a multi-format archive and compression library.

In the 2016 I reported two heap-based buffer over-read to libarchive. They appear to have already been fixed in the
trunk when I reported them; here are the details:

# bsdtar -t -f $FILE
=================================================================...

22:06

10 Monday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

May Day! Back to work with our morning train reads: Whatever You Do, Dont Read This Column Investors have a hard time looking the truth square in the face (Wall Street Journal)  Why Not to Speculate During Bull Markets: Lessons from Newton and Druckenmiller (Safal Niveshak)  All Those Bubble Sightings Turned Out to

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22:06

AWESOME! Edmonton Hockey Fans Stand and Sing US National Anthem After Mic Stops! (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the NFL the players kneel during the National Anthem.

In the NHL CANADIAN fans stand and sing the US National Anthem!

18,000 fans stood and sand the US National Anthem before their playoff game with the Anaheim Ducks.

Its not clear if the mic was down or not but this was a spectacular sight from our neighbors up north.
What a class act!

The Edomnton Oilers lost to the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Sunday. The Oilers lead the series 2-1.

Hat Tip Jamie Allman

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22:05

World watch "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Monday GMT Theres a lot of things happening of interest around the world, from the Brexit split between the United Kingdom and the European Union to Donald Trumps young presidency in the United States, from the civil war in Syria and the associated surrounding Middle East mess, to growing tensions around North Korea and China.

22:05

Warm Vs. Cold Water: One Of Them Is Damaging To Your Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

Most people reach for a cup of coffee or a cold cup of water right upon waking up. But, it turns out that in order to get the most benefits of drinking liquid in the morning you should enjoy a warm cup of water instead. Multiple studies have shown that drinking warm water on an empty stomach offers a wide plethora of health benefits and is one of the best ways to jump-start your day for maximum

22:04

Modeling Reality: Putting Systems Engineering Theory into Practice "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

An online-only MIT course explores the role of model-based systems engineering in todays work environment

 

22:03

The Republican Right and Russia: More Than Allies. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Washington Post reports on the Republican infatuation with Russia, and it looks like theres a blossoming of true love happening there. Conservatives are looking at Russia, and Putin, and seeing their dream of America. Its one hell of a 180 from when I was growing up in the 1960s, when being like Russia was the American Nightmare. Given the new love affair, its hard to see that the so-called investigation into the many tentacles of collusion is going to go anywhere.

Growing up in the 1980s, Brian Brown was taught to think of the communist Soviet Union as a dark and evil place.

But Brown, a leading opponent of same-sex marriage, said that in the past few years he has started meeting Russians at conferences on family issues and finding many kindred spirits.

Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, has visited Moscow four times in four years, including a 2013 trip during which he testified before the Duma as Russia adopted a series of anti-gay laws.

What I realized was that there was a great change happening in the former Soviet Union, he said. There was a real push to re-instill Christian values in the public square.

A significant shift has been underway in recent years across the Republican right.

On issues including gun rights, terrorism and same-sex marriage, many leading advocates on the right who grew frustrated with their countrys leftward tilt under President Barack Obama have forged ties with well-connected Russians and come to see that countrys authoritarian leader, Vladimir Putin, as a potential ally.

The attitude adjustment among many conservative activists helps explain one of the most curious aspects of the 2016 presidential race: a softening among many conservatives of their historically hard-line views of Russia. To the alarm of some in the GOPs national security establishment, support in the party base for then-candidate Donald Trump did not wane even after he rejected the tough tone of 2012 nominee Mitt Romney, who called Russia Americas No. 1 foe, and repeatedly praised Putin.

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Is it possible that these are just well-meaning people who are reaching out to Americans with shared interests? It is possible, said Steven L. Hall, who retired from the CIA in 2015 after managing Russia operations for 30 years. Is it likely? I dont think its likely at all. ... My assessment is that its definitely part of...

22:01

May 2 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

1194 King Richard I gave Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.

1230 William de Braose, 10th Baron Abergavenny was hanged by PrinceLlywelyn the Great.

1335 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, became Duke of Carinthia.

1536 Anne Boleyn was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.

1559 John Knox returned from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation.

1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, escaped from Loch Leven Castle.

1670 King Charles II granted a permanent charter to the Hudsons Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America.

1729 Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, was born (d. 1796).

1737  William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was born (d. 1805).

1806  Catherine Labour, French visionary and saint was born (d. 1876).

1808  Outbreak of the Peninsular War: The people of Madrid rose up in rebellion against French occupation. Francisco de Goya later memorializes this event in his painting The Second of May 1808.

1808 Emma Wedgwood, English naturalist, wife of Charles Darwin, was born (d. 1896).

1816 Marriage of Lopold of Saxe-Coburg and...

22:01

Warning: Woman Loses $75,000 To This Common Text Scam "IndyWatch Feed World"

An elaborate new text message scam is circulating that could cost you tens of thousands of dollarsand banks are refusing to reimburse customers who fall for it. Scheme begins innocently  Full Article

22:01

SK Hynix to Begin Shipping GDDR6 Memory in Early 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SK Hynix is almost ready to produce GDDR6 memory with higher than expected per-pin bandwidth:

In a surprising move, SK Hynix has announced its first memory chips based on the yet-unpublished GDDR6 standard. The new DRAM devices for video cards have capacity of 8 Gb and run at 16 Gbps per pin data rate, which is significantly higher than both standard GDDR5 and Micron's unique GDDR5X format. SK Hynix plans to produce its GDDR6 ICs in volume by early 2018.

GDDR5 memory has been used for top-of-the-range video cards for over seven years, since summer 2008 to present. Throughout its active lifespan, GDDR5 increased its data rate by over two times, from 3.6 Gbps to 9 Gbps, whereas its per chip capacities increased by 16 times from 512 Mb to 8 Gb. In fact, numerous high-end graphics cards, such as NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 and 1070, still rely on the GDDR5 technology, which is not going anywhere even after the launch of Micron's GDDR5X with up to 12 Gbps data rate per pin in 2016. As it appears, GDDR6 will be used for high-end graphics cards starting in 2018, just two years after the introduction of GDDR5X.

Previously: Samsung Announces Mass Production of HBM2 DRAM
DDR5 Standard to be Finalized by JEDEC in 2018


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22:00

Dog sees owner for first time after weeks in hospital "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shane had been ill in the hospital for weeks. He lost so much weight that his dog Willy didnt recognize him. Until Willy sniffed his owner . . . . ~Eowyn

21:57

Its May Day! But were going to have to postpone the revolution "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Because of snow. Sorry, gang, Minnesota has decided to celebrate the first of May by dropping some snow on us, so well have to wait.

Also, this is the last week of classes. I spent the weekend catching up with most of my grading not quite all, because I need something to elevate my anxiety, to keep my heart beating so this week is going to be fierce. Happy dance next weekend? Celebrate labor and promote the proletariat then?
Overthrow the government then, too?


I just realized its not May Day. According to Trump, its Loyalty Day. Maybe the snow is to let me know Im supposed to be disloyal today?

21:56

Decenas de detenidos y gases lacrimgenos en Estambul en el Primero de Mayo "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

La polica turca detuvo este lunes a decenas de personas y emple gases lacrimgenos para dispersar a cientos de manifestantes

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21:54

Cut The Comedy From The White House Correspondents Dinner "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner has typically been a kind of gentle roast. As guest of honor, the president is pleasantly chided by a comedian and chides back at the Washington media. There is a lot of self-deprecation and teasing. Roasts are fun. But there is a very important rule about roasts: they only work if the guy being roasted is there.

Much of the charm and humor of a roast comes from the fact that the roasted has agreed to the whole thing, and happily laughs along at the insults. President Donald Trump, unlike his predecessors, chose not to participate. Some support the decision, saying the whole thing is tasteless insiderism; others oppose it as another needless thumb in the medias eye from the commander in chief.

But it doesnt really matter. Thats because if someone doesnt agree to be roasted, you dont roast them. Hasan Minjahs suicide bombing as the events MC was a predictable and preventable attack on comedy. By the time his Not see, Steve Bannon, Nazi, Steve Bannon bit flopped like a crooked middleweight, it was clear that the awkward had become the embarrassing.

Nothing Is Transgressive About Tired Headlines

Part of the problem with the Bannon Nazi joke and the Jeff Sessions N-word joke and the Trump is a Russian puppet jokes is that they dont sound much more extreme than what the Washington press corps believes and reports. Jokes are jokes because they are humorous exaggerations that shed light on reality. Minhaj was basically listing a bunch of Salon and Huffington Post headlines.

To make matters worse, Minhaj completely whiffed on the biggest elephant in the room. He was talking to a group of journalists who largely got the 2016 election as wrong as anyone has gotten anything wrong in the history of wrongness. Failing to hammer home on that is like roasting the 86 Red Sox and leaving out Bill Buckner.

The final result of the evening was that a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity established to protect some of the most powerful voices in media hired a comedian to slay the president while calling them brave heroes who are being persecuted. Its not a good look. In fact, it looks a lot like the Not The White House Correspondents Dinner that Samantha Bee was running across town for some reason.

People Like Me

Bee also decided to put on a show that roasted the president without him being present. She was at least decent enough not to do it under the auspices of a supposedly non-political, nonprofit corporation. In a recent interview with CNN, she was quite clear about who her brand of comedy is intended for: I do the show for me and for people like me, and I dont care how the rest of the world sees it quite frankly. Thats great. We make a show for ourselves. We put it out to the world. We birth it and then the world...

21:53

telegram-desktop: insecure permission of $HOME/.TelegramDesktop directory "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
Telegram-desktop is the official desktop client for Telegram.

During the navigation of my filesystem I found the .TelegramDesktop with 755 permission:

drwxr-xr-x 4 ago ago 4096 nov 23 14:30 .TelegramDesktop

Affected version:
At least from 0.10.19 to 1.0.29

Fixed version:
N/A

Commit fix:
N/A

Credit:
This bug was discovered by Agostino Sarubbo of Gentoo.

CVE:
CVE-2016-10351

Timeline:
2016-11-23: bug discovered and...

21:53

Is Richard Becoming The Villain Of Silicon Valley? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Throughout the first two seasons of HBOs comedy series Silicon Valley, protagonist Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch) emerged as the visionary in his group of tech geeks. Together, through various machinations, they emerge from the home of blustery and bombastic Erlich Bachman (T.J. Miller) to form a startup called Pied Piper. While Bachman provides marketing and spirit, and partners Gilfoyle and Dinesh provide code grunt work, it is Richard whose compression algorithm gives them all their big break.

Since the beginning, Richard has been the genius of the show, but he also started off as something more: its moral compass. With an aw shucks, look at this cool thing I made attitude, Richard took to heart the idea the tech can save the world, while those around him merely used it as a silly marketing pitch. After some shady dealings toward the end of season three and a big announcement in the premiere of season four, Richard may be poised to emerge as something else entirely: the villain of Silicon Valley.

Richard Is Dreaming Big

Richards big problem as we enter season four is his apathetic attitude toward the banal video chat platform, Piper Chat, that Dinesh used his algorithm to create. While his comrades are cheery at the prospect of cashing big checks, Richard wants more. Although he is CEO of Pied Piper and responsible to get funding for Piper Chat, he doesnt believe in his companys product. This is not because its not a good productit is, and its user base is growingbut because it is not an earth-shattering innovation. Richard has something bigger in mind. Much bigger.

Richards new season-four passion is not the ultimate compression algorithm, its the creation of a new Internet. Silicon Valley co-creator Mike Judge has said that while writing the first season he was looking for what the next big thing in tech would be. He landed on compression, and as weve seen over the last few years, compression of data and data flow has been a huge deal, affecting lives all over the world daily.

Judge is not making up the idea of creating a new Internet. The building blocks for a phone-based Internet, the power of which sits in the pockets of individual users every day, are already in place. Blockchain, and the decentralization of the Internet of things many in the futurism movement propose, are poised to become the new Internet.

Developers are working on creating a decentralized Internet localized in everyones pocket devices. Much like in the famed mean jerk time scene in Silicon Valleys first season, where Richard gets the key idea on how to revolutionize his compression algorithm, a decentralized Internet would cut out the middle-man. Users would connect to each other through open-source platforms and blockchains without having to route through a centralized hub such as Google or...

21:53

The Top 5 Forms of Socialism Denial "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week, I argued that denying the disastrous consequences of socialism is the Lefts equivalent of Holocaust denial.

In response, I have been treated to many excellent examples of exactly the kind of denial I was talking about. Heck, the New York Times even obliged by publishing an op-ed on Saturday that hails the moral authority and sense of humanity of American socialists and communists.

These are the same communists who toed Stalins party line, which is made clear when the author (who grew up among socialists of the era) describes the shattering impact on them of Khrushchevs revelations about Stalin. That they can be viewed as a positive contribution to American history, misguided idealists at the worst, is a measure of how deeply socialism denial is entrenched in this country.

So far, I have catalogued five major forms of socialism denial.

1) But Communists Oppose Fascism

How dare you say denying the evils of socialism is like denying the Holocaust? Dont you know that Communists are the sworn enemies of fascism? It was the Soviet Union who really defeated Hitler, and the Soviets were the ones who liberated Auschwitz.

Notice something missing from this argument. Auschwitz was in German-occupied Poland. And who was the ally with whom Hitler divided up Poland? Thats right, it was the Soviet Union, under the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. I dont think the old Soviets deserve any moral credit for helping defeat an evil regime when the Nazis were originally their allies who double-crossed them. And when the Soviets did liberate a country, they imposed the same evils as the Nazis did: mass deportations, torture, summary execution, suppression of free speech, and so on. One form of oppression was switched out for another.

Presenting socialists as the alternative to fascists is an old bit of Soviet propaganda dating back to the 1930s, when Communists and Nazis used to brawl against one another in the streets of Germany. Yes, they were bitter and deadly rivals, but only because they were competing over who got to wear the jackboots. This is the Alien vs. Predator of political contests: whoever wins, we lose.

The connection goes even deeper. The founder of fascism, Benito Mussolini, started out as a Communist and a leader of the Italian Socialist Party. When he turned against Communism, he set out to create a new ideology that retained a lot of the same featuresparticularly the ideas of total state control and rule by a party elitebut with a nationalist tw...

21:51

10 Reasons Congress Should Defund Planned Parenthood, From Women Who Have Been There "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On April 29, protesters took to the streets across the country to call for Congress to finally fulfill Republican leaders promises to end taxpayers sponsorship of Planned Parenthood, our nations largest abortion provider.

Sadly, in the debate between pro-lifers and pro-aborts, certain voices are often ignored. This includes the women who have experienced abortion and were deceived by organizations like Planned Parenthood, which have a vested interest in downplaying or denying the effects abortion can have on womens lives.

While the abortion giant claims to have womens best interests at heart, countless numbers of us who have suffered the adverse effects of abortion know thats anything but true. While the organizations brass promote themselves as health-care providers and advocates of poor women, a little research reveals the people running the show arent the champions they claim to be.

In fact, theyre doing quite well for themselves as taxpayers watch their hard-earned dollars support their organization, which delivers more than 300,000 abortions each year. In 2014, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards earned $957,952, according to Internal Revenue Service records, while the organization received $528 million in government funding the same year.

Its no wonder the organization is keen to cling to its carefully constructed public image as a womens health-care provider despite disturbing revelations over the past few years, including allegations that Planned Parenthood harvests the organs of aborted babies, or the fact that the organization does not provide mammograms. Deception has served Planned Parenthood well. Styling itself as a one-stop shop for womens health care, the organization enjoys the support of countless donors who remain unaware of what goes on behind the nonprofits closed doors.

It is hard to listen to all the rhetoric surrounding Planned Parenthood when you have been a statistic of abortions damage and the organizations leaders downplay or deny the very real experiences of millions of women. Most women dont feel comfortable speaking about their abortion experiences, but as more and more of us reach healing, thats changing. On behalf of those women, here are 10 reasons why Planned Parenthood should be defunded.

10. Planned Parenthood Doesnt Care for Post-Abortive Women

Because it denies the reality of abortions effects on mental health, Planned Parenthood does not provide follow-up care for women who have had abortions.

Planned Parenthood doesnt provide any after abortion counseling [and] they dont provide real choices, says Nancy, from New York.

9. Planned Parenthood Overlooks Statutory Rape

As investigations over the years have revealed, Planned Parenthoods de...

21:51

The Sanctuary Cities Decision Is A Bad Ruling About A Bad Policy, But Still Good Law "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last week a U.S. District Court struck down President Trumps executive order depriving sanctuary cities of federal funding. The judges order is full of the specious reasoning left-leaning judges have begun to use against the Trump administration, and goes out of its way to preserve a policy that directly harms the residents of many of Americas cities.

But in striking down the executive order, the court also preserves the doctrine of separation of powers and, perhaps without meaning to, strengthens the federalism that is essential to the system of American liberty. It reinforces the idea that while the states cannot nullify federal laws, the federal government cannot commandeer state law enforcement to enforce those laws, no matter how good the reason.

In that way, a bad ruling about a bad policy is good law, and good for America.

A President Is Not a King

The separation of powers within the government has been a part of the American system since its creation, and forms the most direct argument against Trumps Executive Order 13768. As we all have (or should have) been taught in school, Congress makes the laws and the president enforces them. Although the rise of the administrative state has blurred this distinction, the president still cannot exercise powers he has not been granted by Congress or the Constitution.

In this case, Congress has passed legislation that grants money to various municipalities around the country, and the order purports to limit those grants to municipalities that do not obstruct federal enforcement of immigration laws. Specifically, it directs the relevant federal officials in their discretion and to the extent consistent with law, shall ensure that [sanctuary jurisdictions] are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.

For centuries, presidents have tried to avoid spending money that Congress has lawfully appropriated. Courts have repeatedly struck them down, most prominently in the 1975 case of Train v. City of New York, in which the Supreme Court held that where Congress did not give the president discretion on distributing funds, he may not create that discretion himself. Simply put, when the law says the federal government will spend some amount of money, the president cannot decide that it wont. (Professor Ilya Somin has written more on this point rece...

21:51

The devil is in the detail for softening a hard border and terms for a good trade deal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Here are a couple of Big Ideas.

On the border.

It reads as dryly as any piece of euro-bureaucracy you could ever imagine. But here is a potential magic bullet that could ease the non-trade cross border problems of Brexit. Its spotted by Dr Janice Morphett a planning expert currently with University College London writing in the Centre for Constitutional Change blog. It could be developed tight away, she says. Governments and local parties please take note.

 

There are already signs that some businesses are relocating across the (Irish) border to ensure that they can have access to EU legislation, market agreements and, particularly for agri-food business, access to beneficial WTO subsidies that will be lost following Brexit.  In public services, the provision of specialist health care facilities that now operate across the border is regarded as very uncertain by some who rely on these for themselves and their families.

There is one approach that could give some certainty to the relationships across the border on the island of Ireland that could be implemented now and could bridge Brexit into whatever follows. This is using an EU Regulation that supports the creation of agreements of European Groupings for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC).

The EGTC allows public bodies in different member states to come together under a new entity with a full legal personality and is designed to facilitate and promote territorial cooperation (cross-border, transnational and interregional). This can include the provision of investment, public services and other cross border agreements and running public transport services, hospitals, managing development projects, exchanging good practices. The EGTC can be established by two or more member states. The Regulation also allows the inclusion of third party states that are not part of the EU. The EGTC can include public bodies and local and regional authorities and it must have an assembly comprising of representatives of the area and a director. The EGTCs activities are defined through its establishment and it must set a budget and a work programme. EGTCs can be in receipt of EU funding but may also include other funding streams in their programmes.

While there are no EGTCs in the UK or Ireland, in 2016 there were 63 different groupings registered across the EU. These including EGTCs across the borders between France and Belgium in Flanders, across the border between Spain and Portugal in Douro and between Spain and France in the Pyrenees. They are also used for external EU borders such as the grouping for Hungary and the Ukraine.

If the Flanders grouping is considered in more detail,...

21:51

Lets All Do More Than Just Forget Nordstroms $425 Muddy Jeans Ever Happened "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Let him or her who is without fashion sin cast the first stone: surely on this, culture conflicts aside, we could all agree. At least until Nordstrom debuted its now-viral $425 (ugh) mud-caked (eww) straight-leg (gahhhh) jeans. As you already know, this garment perfectly expresses whats wrong with America. But the reason why may be more complicated than anyone wants to admit.

For starters, Nordstrom should be paying men to wear straight-leg jeans, the one artifact of the 90s that should never have been retrieved from the coffin designers locked it in, wrapped chains around, and festooned with knobs of garlic. Even for all-American average men, jeans are pants, not a punishment, which straight legs inflict by plunging the wearer deep into the uncanny valley between comfort-casual and Obama-awkward. If you want to slouch around, there are whole lines of sweatpantsclassic and contemporaryto choose from. If you dont, a bounty of khakis await.

And dont think hipsters have ruined consciously considered denim: love or hate skinny jeans, tight jeans never go out of style if you fit in them, and if you dont, the racks of popular and upscale clothing stores groan with tapering jeans, drop-crotch jeans, and, yes, even boot-cut jeans a male person can pull off without trying too hard. The cold fact is, if the garment in question was a fake-filth-splattered ripoff that Derek Zoolander would actually wear, thered be little here worth the time that it takes to complain.

This Is Going Somewhere Nobody Wants to Be

This monstrosity, however, exists, and its abominable mishmash of style cues is an intolerable fit on a cultural level, not just a dressing-room one. Historically, weird jeans have not been worth worrying about online since at least the first iPhone came out: like the latest gadgets, they were prized by early adoptershipsters and fashion peoplewhom the rest of the general population stayed content to let revel in their own peculiarity. But the mud jeans augur a newly horrible prospect, of not only weird but gross jeans making their way to the mainstream.

Weve known for ages that wealthy people looking to project a certain on-trend image can be suckered into adopting newfangled costumes no self-respecting fashionista or terminally snobby hipster would dare take out in public.

This is a step further: while relentlessly distressed acid-washed denim or mom jeans with clear plastic knee inserts might catch low-grade heat for a hot minute, the mud jeans are nowby design, were nauseatingly certainon the same culture level as the is-it-or-isnt-it-black-and-blue-dress. Theyre something the proverbial everyone online knows about, is experiencing. The worst weird jeans ever are now a part of our lives. How could they!

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21:50

5 Cultural Myths The Circle Makes Us Reconsider "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

It has been said that to really know someone, you should spend a few days in his shoes. While this idiom is often impractical, the newly released film The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, places its audience in the shoes of a young millennial, Mae Holland (Watson). Based on a 2013 novel by Dave Eggars, this film covers what happens when Mae lands her dream job at a tech company whose goal is to bring individuals into a connected global community.

The Circle movie is a thoughtfully crafted critique of the digital age. As advancements in technology allow the tech corporation called The Circle to integrate all aspects of an individuals life into a complete profile, it seems that the company has greatly benefitted the lives of all involved. However, amid technologys futurist glamour, the film stops to ask an important question: Is an all-connected future the best future?

Many reviewers have condemned the film as vague and empty. These critics have missed the central messages of the movie. Admittedly, The Circle is far from perfect. Its not necessarily an entertaining film. But it makes you think. The film directly points out five major flaws in the mindset of modern American culture.

Myth 1: Humankind Can and Should Be Perfected

In The Circle, tech visionary Eamon Bailey (Hanks) states, Im a believer in the perfectibility of human beings. When we become our best selves, the possibilities are endless. We can solve any problem. This leads Bailey to ask: If every human action could be recorded and monitored, wouldnt the world be better? After all, wont everyone act better if someone is watching?

While at first glance this ideology may seem attractive, it misunderstands the heart of mankind. True, social conditioning can alter actions of individuals, but monitoring wont change the underlying cause for divisions. Artificial attempts to perfect humanity have all been unsuccessful, even though philosophers and politicians have been trying to perfect humanity for centuries.

French utopian socialist Charles Fourier (1772-1837) popularized the concept of creating a perfect society, and directly inspired the writings of communist Karl Marx. Ignoring the impracticality of such a view, perfecting humanity is not desirable. Perfecting humanity would mean removing the ability to choose. While divergent choices can breed conflict, conflict is an essential part of human development.

Attempting to perfect the world would result in a sterile and inhumane society. The book that inspired the film makes this point clear when Bailey declares, In a world where bad choices are no longer an option, we have no choice but to be good. The film directly reinforces its source with its dystopian ending, where the supposed peace from perpetual monitoring c...

21:50

Future World Economic Growth In Big Trouble As Oil Discoveries Fall To Historic Lows "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Future World Economic Growth In Big Trouble As Oil Discoveries Fall To Historic Lows by Steve St. Angelo SRSRocco Report Future global economic growth is in serious trouble as oil discoveries fell to historic lows last year.  The International...

The post Future World Economic Growth In Big Trouble As Oil Discoveries Fall To Historic Lows appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:49

I Dont Take The Bible Literally, And Neither Does Anyone Else "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A recent report from Pew tells us that only 39 percent of Christians take the Bible literally. This is very bad news for believers fidelity to Scripture, but not for the reason you might think. Its also a poor reflection on the good folks at Pew.

Why? Its quite simple: Literally no one takes the Bible literally. NO ONE. But otherwise intelligent pollsters and journalists continue to ask the question as a gauge for who really takes the Bible seriouslyor too seriously. And Christians continue to play along.

Here, here and here are just a few examples of this. It all shows an embarrassing ignorance of how billions of Christians and Jews approach this important and world-changing book hermeneutically. This is unacceptable.

Ill Prove It in Ten Seconds

All one need do is open a Bible to any random page. Ive just slipped my thumb into my closed Bible as I write this and aimlessly opened to Ecclesiastes 10:2, where we read: The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

If I say I take Scripture literally, then I must believe my heartthis four-chambered, muscular organ beating in my chestphysically inclines to the left part of my chest cavity because Im a fool. If I were ever to become wise, it will physically shift toward the right side. My cardiologist would be amazed.

However, if I take these words as true, authoritative, and reliable, rather than literally, they mean my internal selfwho I really amis inclined in a direction exactly opposite of one who is wise. Scriptures lesson for me? Being wise or a fool has dramatic and polar opposite consequences and affects us internally and externally, right down to our deepest depths.

Lets do it again for confirmation. I randomly flip over a few books and find myself in Psalm 62. I read here, in verse two, that God is my rock, my salvation, and my fortress. This is good news indeed.

Taken literally, it raises the question as to what kind of rock God is: igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic? God says hes my fortress. Is he stone, wooden, or steel? How tall are his walls? Whats his configuration? Am I being disrespectful with such questions?  It seems like it, and thats the point. If anyone actually took the Bible literally, these would be perfectly reasonable questions for any serious student.

What People Really Mean by the Question

Of co...

21:49

Geert Wilders Is Not The Only Far-Right Dutch Politician You Should Be Watching "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last month, global attention fixated on the elections in the Netherlands. Would Dutch voters go the way of Brexit and Trump and make far-right populist Geert Wilders their new prime minister? Tensions about the European Union and Muslim mass immigration are simmering all over Europe, but they seem to boil over more frequently in the Netherlands than in other countries.

Its fair to say the election result was mixed. Wilders and his Party for Freedom gained five seats. Incumbent Prime Minister Mark Ruttes Liberal Party lost eight seats, but they are still the largest party in parliament and he is likely to keep his job. CNN led with the headline, Europes far-right populists fail first test. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, herself threatened by far-right opponents, called the result a good day for democracy. In the past, Rutte would probably have handed in his resignation. But in the wake of Brexit and Trump, keeping far-right politicians out of office is a victory even if you lose eight seats along the way.

Dutch parliamentary elections use a proportional representation system to divvy up 150 seats. No party ever wins an absolute majority. This gives Dutch politics a very different character from American ones. The largest party has to form a coalition with one or two other parties to get a majority of seats.

Liberals and Labour Lose Big

Amidst the jubilation over Wilders defeat, little attention was paid to the fact that Ruttes partner in the previous coalition, the Labour Party, lost 29 seatsa shattering and unprecedented fall. Ruttes coalition delivered fantastic growth for the Dutch economy. The government budget has a 3 billion euro surplus for the first time in 10 years.

Yet Dutch voters empathically rejected this coalition. Various factors contributed to the decline of the Labour Party, including that the party lost touch with its traditional base of blue-collar voters. These voters see globalization and mass immigration as a threat to their jobs, and the Labour Party did nothing to reassure them.

Rutte helped his Liberal Party by shifting his rhetoric to the Right. He published an open letter in which he said those who dont respect Dutch values should leave. The letter could have been written by Geert Wilders 10 years ago, says Jan van Benthem, a commentator with various Dutch media outlets.

Another development that drew little attention outside the Netherlands is the arrival of Forum for Democracy, a new political party led by Dutch public intellectual Thierry Baudet. Describing his party, Baudet speaks in high-minded terms: We are a new generation of...

21:49

Why Were Campus Free Speech Fighters Absent From Newseums Awards? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Newseum, the museum of news, is the flashiest museum in Washington DC. But very much like its neighbor down the street, the aircraft-hangar-esque East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, Newseum is an enormous temple to itself.

Its nearly half-billion-dollar building is an equal star to the generally absorbing exhibits inside. Its glass, steel, and more glass, with a Wolfgang Puck restaurant in the back. The sixth-floor terrace provides a wide view of inauguration parades and the National Malls July 4 fireworks. Tourists strolling along the buildings Pennsylvania Avenue front linger to gaze at printouts of front pages of newspapers each day from each state, and a few from around the world. Hanging immediately above is a 50-ton, 74-feet-tall stone panel, chiseled into which is the text of the First Amendment.

So when the popular tourist destination together with its Newseum Institute presented winners of their Free Expression Awards at a sold-out dinner event April 18, it was worth wondering if its leaders had ever really bothered to look up. Since free expression at American universities has been stomped on so regularly, the real free expression warriors should be obvious. Instead, the group selected by Newseum is an odd collection.

I See Your Awardees and Raise You

The group honored includes: Rep. John Lewis; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Hugh and Kristy Hefner of Playboy; Martha Raddatz of ABC News; and Kristina Arriaga De Bucholz, of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the religion rights advocacy firm.

Quibble with or cheer any of these individually. Becket Law is an effective organization. Lewis has morphed from true civil rights hero to official Democratic grandstander (or sitter, as the case may be). Cook speaks for gay rights from an industry where this is expected. And Raddatz is either the greatest or the worst election debate moderator of the season, and did or did not cry on the air when it became clear that Donald Trump won election. The Hefners are the Hefners.

Instead, how about these: Charles Murray, Heather MacDonald, Christina Hoff Sommers, David Horowitz, Ben Shapiro, Laura Kipnis, and Ann Coulter, who continue to venture onto campuses to speak their minds even though they have been shouted down, violently threatened, and at times forced to flee for their safety while university administrators cowered and refused to p...

21:48

What Americans Can Learn From The Civil Unrest In Macedonia "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Landlocked on the Balkan Peninsula, Macedonia is a beautiful land with a rich history. Like the rest of the region, the different ethnic groups of Macedonia have deep animosity toward each other. On Thursday, the country plunged even further into crisis as violence erupted in the parliament.

When my family lived in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from 2008-2011, we were welcomed with kindness yet also felt a palpable tension. Macedonia is a small country that, in my experience, most Americans know little about. We can learn from this small Balkan state and its years of turmoil.

Whats Going on in Macedonia

Since a major wiretapping scandal was revealed in 2015, Macedonia has not had a functioning government. Elections were held last December, but failed to institute a new government. In any country, this is devastating. For Macedonia, one of Europes poorest countries, it could be the end of the country as we know it.

On Thursday the parliament tried to elect a new speaker, and 200 protestors stormed through a police cordon, injuring about 100 people, including police officers and lawmakers. The issue with the new speaker-elect? Hes Albanian.

Many of Macedonias political issues stem from the conflict within the countrys biggest ethnic groups. About two-thirds of the country identify as Macedonians, or ethnic Slavs, and are largely Orthodox. About a fourth of the population identifies as Albanian, who are almost all Muslim. Neighborhoods are known for which ethnicity lives in Skopje, the countrys capital. While the Albanians know Macedonian, they speak Albanian as their first language. Political tension is rooted deep within the identities of the people as ethnicity, in addition to ideology, divides parties.

When Yugoslavia fell in 1991, Macedonia was the only new country established from its former domain without a civil war. The war in bordering Kosovo sent 200,000 Albanian refugees to Macedonia, almost doubling the Albanian population there. Ethnic tension built until 2001, when Albanian insurgents attacked villages and cities near the countrys northern border. From February to August, terror reigned. Seventy lives were taken and countless more lost their homes and everything they owned.

The Ohrid Framework Agreement, signed in August 2001, ended the insurgency after six months. One of t...

21:47

The Walls of the Tank: On Palestinian Resistance "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Andreas Malm NAKBA How do you keep on fighting when everything is lost? Ask a Palestinian. A Palestinian is someone who is wading knee-deep in rubble. Palestinian politics is always already post-apocalyptic: it is about surviving after the end of the world and, in the best case, salvaging something out of all that has been lost. How do Palestinian writers describe the end of the world? In The Ship, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, who left Palestine for Iraq in 1948, looks back on a land overflowing with rivers and waterfalls and laments the expulsion of his people into flaming

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21:45

La OTAN enviar ms tropas a Afganistn "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El secretario general de la Organizacin del Tratado del Atlntico Norte (OTAN), Jens Stoltenberg, informa del envo de ms tropas

21:45

Robert Parry: Existential Question Who Can We Trust? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert Parry

The Existential Question of Who to Trust

Special Report: An existential question facing humankind is who can be trusted to describe the world and its conflicts, especially since mainstream experts have surrendered to careerism, writes Robert Parry.

The existential issue before us is whether blinded by propaganda and disinformation we will stumble into a nuclear conflict between superpowers that could exterminate all life on earth or perhaps leave behind a radiated hulk of a planet suitable only for cockroaches and other hardy life forms.

Phi Beta Iota: A full read is recommended documents the deceit of all so-called experts, the prevelance of lies as the standard. This web site has been focused on information pathologies for some time.

See Especially:

Graphic: Information Pathologies

See Also:

Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Disinformation, Other Information Pathologies...

21:43

libmad: heap-based buffer overflow in mad_bit_skip (bit.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libmad stays for Mpeg Audio Decoder library.

There is an heap overflow discovered through madplay.

The complete ASan output:

# madplay -v -i -o raw:out $FILE
==12603==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x61200000c09f at pc 0x7f72d6aa05c0 bp 0x7fff03e32040
sp 0x7fff03e32038
READ of size 1 at 0x61200000c09f thread T0
#0 0x7f72d6aa05bf in mad_bit_skip...

21:42

libmad: heap-based buffer overflow in mad_layer_III (layer3.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libmad stays for Mpeg Audio Decoder library.

There is an heap overflow discovered through madplay.

The complete ASan output:

# madplay -v -i -o raw:out $FILE
==14773==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x61e00000fa87 at pc 0x0000004bc8ec bp 0x7ffcda3263d0
sp 0x7ffcda325b80
WRITE of size 2060 at 0x61e00000fa87 thread T0
#0 0x4bc8eb in __asan_memcpy...

21:40

libmad: assertion failure in layer3.c "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libmad stays for Mpeg Audio Decoder library.

The same testcase provided in the article: libmad: heap-based buffer overflow in mad_layer_III (layer3.c) is able to
show an assertion failure if libmad was compiled with debug
(enable-debugging).

The complete output of the failure:

# madplay -v -i -o raw:out $FILE
madplay: /tmp/portage/media-libs/libmad-0.15.1b-r8/work/libmad-0.15.1b/layer3.c:2633: mad_layer_III:...

21:35

If Theresa May is so hopeless, why is she dominant? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The  buzz from Twitter is not only deafening about  the account of the Junker-May dinner posted by David. Reaction to her two Sunday political interviews on the Marr and Peston shows  is just as scathing.

Marr politely put it to her straight away that the mantra of   strong and stable government might be a bit robotic.  Peston though not to her face that if  she goes on like this  well lose the will to live.

Former Blairite Times columnist Phillip Collins, tweeted:

I am usually a strong defender of politics but this empty, choreographed, stale, boring Tory campaign essentially implies we are all idiots.

From my old colleague Steve Richards on Andrew Neils Sunday politics show, his considered opinion  that May is no good at framing an argument was countered not altogether convincingly by Tom Newton Dunn of the Sun.

Maybe she knew Junker would leak and A fascinating feed. But looked at another way; what if May presumed Juncker would leak the lot so threw out handy election lines for effect?

May fan Spectator editor Fraser Nelson confirms her focus on domestic politics and obligingly interprets the Sunday interviews for us.

Theresa May has perfected the art of saying nothing in interviews. The most any journalist can hope for is a subtle shift in position, or an absence where a position once stood. She seems to think that, if you refuse to give the press anything, the public wont care. Worse, she seems to be right for now, at least.

May to Peston But what I want to do is to ensure that when we do look more widely at the tax system, that what we say on the tax system, were absolutely clear that we can deliver on it for people.

Interpretation: When I say no plans to increase tax thats not quite true: my last Budget shows I plan to increase the tax haul by about 125bn over the next five years. So taxes would go to 37.2pc of GDP. I just havent said how. But lets save that until after the poor suckers have elected me, eh! And lets try that no plans line for now, even though it a...

21:32

ettercap: etterfilter: heap-based buffer overflow write "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
ettercap is a comprehensive suite for man in the middle attacks.

There is an heap overflow write in etterfilter if it parses a malformed filter.

The complete ASan output:

# etterfilter $FILE
etterfilter 0.8.2 copyright 2001-2015 Ettercap Development Team

14 protocol tables loaded:...

21:31

libsndfile: global buffer overflow in i2les_array (pcm.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.

The complete ASan output of the issue:

# sndfile-convert $FILE out.wav
==27948==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: global-buffer-overflow on address 0x0000013cd13c at pc 0x7f59caaaaace bp
0x7ffcab360cf0 sp 0x7ffcab360ce8
READ of size 4 at 0x0000013cd13c thread T0
#0 0x7f59caaaaacd in i2les_array...

21:30

THE OK HAND SIGN IS RACIST! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE OK HAND SIGN IS RACIST! Video Paul Joseph Watson Doing the OK hand sign now means youre a neo-nazi, according to idiots. Video Source

The post THE OK HAND SIGN IS RACIST! (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:30

rzip: heap-based buffer overflow in read_buf (stream.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
rzip is a compression program for large files.

A crafted archive causes an heap overflow write.

The complete ASan output:

# rzip -k -f -d $FILE
Read of length -1325400064 failed - Bad address
=================================================================
==5655==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x60200000efb1 at pc 0x00000045117e bp 0x7ffc9d9f6980
sp 0x7ffc9d9f6130
WRITE of size 187 at 0x60200000efb1...

21:29

libsndfile: heap-based buffer overflow in flac_buffer_copy (flac.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.

The complete ASan output of the issue:

# sndfile-convert $FILE out.wav
==26966==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: heap-buffer-overflow on address 0x621000001110 at pc 0x7fd12fe865e6 bp 0x7ffea55e99f0
sp 0x7ffea55e99e8
READ of size 4 at 0x621000001110 thread T0
#0 0x7fd12fe865e5 in flac_buffer_copy...

21:27

libsndfile: invalid memory read in flac_buffer_copy (flac.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.

The complete ASan output of the issue:

# sndfile-resample -to 24000 -c 1 $FILE out
==19624==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: SEGV on unknown address 0x000000004000 (pc 0x7fe14fe3f2b3 bp 0x000000004000 sp
0x7ffcb49c4d50 T0)
==19624==The signal is caused by a READ memory access.
#0 0x7fe14fe3f2b2 in flac_buffer_copy...

21:26

libsndfile: global buffer overflow in flac_buffer_copy (flac.c) "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Posted by Agostino Sarubbo on May 01

Description:
libsndfile is a C library for reading and writing files containing sampled sound.

The complete ASan output of the issue:

# sndfile-convert $FILE out.wav
==24715==ERROR: AddressSanitizer: global-buffer-overflow on address 0x0000013cc140 at pc 0x7f4f387e75ee bp
0x7ffe9d102370 sp 0x7ffe9d102368
WRITE of size 4 at 0x0000013cc140 thread T0
#0 0x7f4f387e75ed in flac_buffer_copy...

21:26

Brasil: El gobierno golpista siente la fuerza del movimiento popular "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El ensayo fue largo, pero el paro general despunt y paraliz Brasil. De norte a sur, en las ciudades grandes,

21:21

SDLP Councillor resigns from the party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

In todays Tyrone Herald, Ryan McAleer reports that another SDLP Councillor has resigned from the party in Cookstown.

McAleer reports that Tony Quinn from Cookstown has left the party as he finds the party political process to be self-seeking.

Quinn is the 4th SDLP Councillor to quit in the past 12 months and brings the partys representation on Mid-Ulster District Council to 5.

 

21:18

Maduro llama a proteger conquistas sociales en Venezuela "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

El presidente venezolano, Nicols Maduro, ratific este domingo el compromiso de proteger las conquistas sociales alcanzadas en los 18 aos

21:14

Sagt mal, knnte eine Webseite wie Facebook nicht ... "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Sagt mal, knnte eine Webseite wie Facebook nicht erkennen, in welchem emotionalen Zustand verwundbare Teenager sind, und dann entsprechend teurere Werbung nehmen? Also beispielsweise wenn es jemandem besonders gut geht?

Hold my beer, sagt Facebook!

According to the report, the selling point of this 2017 document is that Facebook's algorithms can determine, and allow advertisers to pinpoint, "moments when young people need a confidence boost." If that phrase isn't clear enough, Facebook's document offers a litany of teen emotional states that the company claims it can estimate based on how teens use the service, including "worthless," "insecure," "defeated," "anxious," "silly," "useless," "stupid," "overwhelmed," "stressed," and "a failure."
Ach du Armer, komm, hier, eine Palette Hagen Dasz und ein paar wertlose selbstwertsteigernde Bullshit-Produkte!

21:13

American Soldier Killed in Iraq Named "IndyWatch Feed War"

1st Lieutenant Weston C. Lee. Killed in action in Mosul, Iraq in April 2017. (Photo: U.S. Army)

An American soldier killed in action in Iraq was named by the Pentagon as Weston C. Lee, 25, a 1st Lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was killed by an improvised explosive device which detonated while he was on patrol with his unit near Mosul. He had been providing advise-and-assist support to partnered forces.

Lee was deployed to Iraq in December 2016, his first deployment. His death is the second American fatality since the operation began to retake Mosul six months ago. Over 100 Special Forces soldiers are assisting Iraqi units in the operation, according to the Pentagon. Between 200-300 additional soldiers from Lees unit were deployed to Iraq to join the operation against ISIS in Mosul from their base in Fort Bragg North Carolina at the end of March.

The United States is believed to have around 7,000 soldiers currently deployed in Iraq, in addition to several hundred in Syria.

Last week President Donald Trump gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to increase troop levels in Iraq and Syria in accordance with how he saw the need for soldiers to complete the mission, rather than having to request presidential approval.

 

21:10

Technologist: Robots Will Take Over 50% Of All Jobs In The Next Decade "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Technologist: Robots Will Take Over 50% Of All Jobs In The Next Decade by IWB Robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade, according to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures...

The post Technologist: Robots Will Take Over 50% Of All Jobs In The Next Decade appeared first on The Daily Coin.

21:10

US outlet Truthout Q&A on disaster capitalism in a Trump world "IndyWatch Feed National"

US outlet Truthout has picked my book, Disaster Capitalism: Making A Killing Out Of Catastrophe, as an important title. Heres my Q&A:

The following is a Truthout interview with Antony Loewenstein, the author of Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe.

Mark Karlin: Naomi Klein praises your book effusively. How were you galvanized by her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism?

Antony Loewenstein: Ive long been interested in the intersection between politics, money and conflict. My early years as a professional journalist in Australia from 2003 were spent focusing principally on Israel/Palestine, immigration and the Iraq war. In every case, this revealed dark forces making money from misery.

I was inspired by a book, such as Iraq, Inc.: A Profitable Occupation by Pratap Chatterjee, on private contractors in Iraq. I investigated the private companies and nations making huge profits from warehousing mostly Muslim refugees in remote Australia (and also in the Pacific). Increasingly, Israel was successfully selling its occupation of Palestinians to other nations keen to behave similarly toward their own minorities (something that has become even more overt in the last years across Palestine). My first book in 2006, My Israel Question, traversed some of these latter questions.

When I read Naomi Kleins book, The Shock Doctrine, and Jeremy Scahills Blackwater: The Rise of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army...

21:10

The forgotten war in the Central African Republic "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Aid agencies are warning that the humanitarian situation the Central African Republic is worsening dramatically.

21:05

Israel: Anarchist May Day Action in Tel Aviv "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Israel

Received on 01.05.17:

Today, May Day, coinciding this year with the Zionist military Memorial Day, we chose to show solidarity with the construction workers, dozens of whom die every year at construction sites across the country.

The banner, reading In memory of the workers who fell at construction sites, was hung on a bridge over Tel Avivs Ayalon Highway 10 minutes before the Memorial Day siren, and was supposed to stay there for its duration. However, due to a violent incident on the scene, we were forced to fold up the banner and disperse before the siren. This image is our only documentation of this action.

We will continue to take action, until the end of Zionism, capitalism, and until the establishment of a just society.

******

This year, we choose to mark May Day in solidarity with the dozens of workers killed at construction sites across the country every year victims of capitalist terror, the neoliberal age, local and global capitalist domination, and Israels racist criminal neglect.

Workers employed in construction come from the most marginalized parts of Israeli society, and some are imported from abroad as migrant laborers. Palestinians, Mizrahis, immigrants from the former USSR, African asylum seekers, and migrant laborers from the Far East, all employed in dangerous conditions, without oversight, by contractors who are entirely indifferent to their fate. In...

21:04

What Is Donald Trumps Governing Philosophy? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org By Robert Reich

After more than 100 days into his presidency, it seems fair to ask.


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21:03

Luke Pearson: Can racism ever be casual? "IndyWatch Feed National"

A still from Fusion Comedys video How microagressions are like mosquito bites? (Fusion Comedy) A still from Fusion Comedys video How microagressions are like mosquito bites? (Fusion Comedy) Share this Post The website goes on to explain that it is different from other forms of racism because some associate racism with a belief in racial superiority or deliberate acts of ...

21:03

Luna Day Mood. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Tiamat Carry Your Cross And Ill Carry Mine.

Blame my cloven hooves If I sink what does it prove
Ill always be your prey
Blame my crooked cross Say Im your bitter loss
The winds of hell are blowing your way

Carry your cross and Ill carry mine
Dig your own hole and youll be fine
Build your own tower until heavens devour
Your very last hour

Blame it on Hells fire And on my desires
The skies are crying blood
Give me all your lies And blame the lord of flies
The face of evil is the face of GOD.

Why the daily music? Because the start of music signals the beginning of my working day, and its nice to share.

21:02

Video: Tear gas & fire: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Rio "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Protesters clashed with police in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Friday evening after a day of violence between police and demonstrators during a general strike Via Youtube

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21:01

Greek unions celebrate International Labor Day, as government signs agreement with lenders "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Thousands of unionists flocked to downtown Athens on Monday morning to celebrate the International Labor Day as the government and creditors agree on additional austerity measures. No more austerity is the central slogan of public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE. the established unions managed to get together just a few hunderds people. Reasons

The post Greek unions celebrate International Labor Day, as government signs agreement with lenders appeared first on Keep Talking Greece.

21:01

New Part Day: The $239 Pi Clone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Linaro has announced a new ARM-based single board computer.

The HiKey 960, built in collaboration with 96Boards, gives the user 4 ARM Cortex-173 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, 4 ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz, a Mali GPU (ugh), 32GB of Flash storage, 3GB of LPDDR4, HDMI 1.2, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB 3.0 type A, PCIe on an M.2 connector, and a familiar 40-pin GPIO connector whose configuration is not published yet but is one we can make a very educated guess about. This is a powerful ARM-based single-board computer thats the same size as a credit card.

This single board computer draws more power than a Raspberry Pi (but less than 24 W with a 12V supply), but thats what you get when you need a powerful ARM chip. Interestingly, the HiKey 960 places all the connectors on one side of the board. This is a feature very often overlooked in ARM-based single board computers; all the ports on your desktop are on the back, and it only makes sense to constrain the cables and dongles to one side of a Nintendo-shaped 3D printed enclosure.

This is not the first ARM-based single board computer that markets itself as a more powerful Pi. The Pine64 was supposed to be significantly more powerful, handle 4K HDMI, and bring Android to the desktop. The first versions of the Pine64 really, really sucked. However, most of the kinks have been worked out and the folks behind the Pine64 are now shipping a somewhat reasonable low-end Chromebookesque laptop for $89. This is a laptop for under a Benjamin, whereas the HiKey 960 will sell for $239. Thats the same price as an Intel NUC or other mini PC running an x86 CPU. Of course, the HiKey 960 will have higher performance compared to the latest Pi, or other Pi Killer such as the Asus Tinker board, but there must be a point of diminishing returns. Either way, we look forward to getting our hands on one of these powerful single board computers.


Filed under: Hackaday Columns

21:01

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

010517TWELVE NOMINATE TO CHALLENGE SITTING MEMBER
By Aloysius Laukai
Twelve candidates nominated to contest the South Bougainville Open seat currently held by sitting member TIMOTHY MASIU.
At the close of nominations last Thursday, the Returning Officer went ahead and completed the Order of draw and the results are as follows.
Candidate, NICK PENIAI who is running under the PNC party is on BOX TEN.
Independent candidate, RAYMOND KAKAPONI is on Box ELEVEN.
Sitting member TIMOTHY MASIU is on Box TWELVE.
Candidate Pastor ALBERT MAGOI who is running under PPP party is on box THIRTEEN.
JOSEPH KIM SWAMARU running under the PNG party ticket is on box FOURTEEN.
Candidate HERMAN BUAGO LAIMO is running under THE party and is on box FIFTEEN.
KATU ANDREW OSIKORE who is under the New Generation party is on box SIXTEEN.
Two candidates are running under one party, they are ,JACOB KIASON POTOURA who is on box SEVENTEEN and PATRICK HEROMATE who is on box TWENTY.
Candidate PETER NERAU running as an INDEPENDENT candidate is on Box EIGHTEEN.
The only woman candidate for South Bougainville open, ROSE PIHEI and running under the SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY is on box NINETEEN.
AND PNG HUMAN RIGHTS PARTY candidate, MICHAEL ANUGU is on box TWENTY- ONE.
Ends

21:00

Oops! Trump Supporters Chant CNN Sucks! Live on CNN Broadcast of Trump 100 Day Rally (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump skipped the White House Correspondents Dinner in D.C. and decided to have a 100 day rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania instead.

POTUS Trump slammed the fake news media and the crowd started chanting CNN sucks! as CNN was broadcasting live to their audience.

Trump: Thats right.

Crowd: CNN Sucks! CNN Sucks! CNN Sucks!

Trump: Media outlets like CNN and MSNBC are fake news. Fake news.

This is so great! Not only was the crowd chanting CNN sucks! live on CNN, but Trump blasted them calling them fake news too. There is something so satisfying about watching CNN and other fake news media outlets get destroyed like this!

VIDEO via Mark Dices YouTube channel:

The post Oops! Trump Supporters Chant CNN Sucks! Live on CNN Broadcast of Trump 100 Day Rally (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:00

Conflict of Interest Questions Dog Former EPA Official, Taken to Court "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The former Deputy Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who allegedly bragged that he deserved a medal for killing a study about the safety of Monsanto products is being taken to court over his refusal to answer simple questions about his current employment.

Jess Rowland left the EPA in May 2016 soon after the apparently inadvertent release of an internal memorandum. Rowland was the chair of the committee that concluded that glyphosate, the active ingredient of Monsantos flagship weed killer Roundup, was not carcinogenic to humans. The report was posted briefly online before being pulled. It was later cited in one of Monsantos court cases.

Monsanto is currently facing more than 50 lawsuits from farmers and clients diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma for allegedly causing the cancer through exposure to the companys  flagship weed killer, Roundup, and for covering up the risks.

The EPA is also being sued for delaying the release of the agencys Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC ) report and all documents relating to glyphosate. This follows a report from the World Health Organization labelling the active ingredient glyphosate as a probable carcinogen in 2015.

In the process, San Francisco federal district court Judge Vince Chhabria ordered the communications between the EPA and Monsanto to be unsealed.

Monsantos production of documents suggests that Mr. Rowland went out of his way to benefit Monsantos business, states the current brief against Rowland, which was filed on Friday.

In the absence of scientific evidence to support its claim that Roundup does not cause non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Monsanto has relied overwhelmingly on the conclusions of the EPA, specifically a report engineered and authored by [Jess] Rowland [who] is not a medical doctor, has no PhD., was not trained in nor worked in the fields of epidemiology or toxicology, and did not include any medical doctors in his review process and report on Glyphosate.

Last week, during a deposition with Jess Rowland ove...

21:00

Two-minute exodus: Lebanon uproots thousands of Syrians for 'security' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Undefined

Thousands of refugees have been evicted from camps near a military airport. For all the turmoil, many have moved just a few hundred yards

20:59

Only 8% of wastewater in low-income countries undergoes treatment "IndyWatch Feed World"

The world is letting wastewater go waste. That has emerged from the UN World Water Development Report.

20:58

SpaceX's First Classified Satellite Launch, NROL-76, Monday AM: Up, Up, and Away! [UPDATE 4] "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

SpaceX will attempt to launch a spy satellite for the first time on Sunday, breaking a 10-year United Launch Alliance monopoly on classified U.S. launches.

The two-hour launch window opens at 7:00 a.m. EDT (11:00 UTC), with a backup launch window the next day at the same time. SpaceX will attempt to recover the first stage rocket.

Also at NASASpaceFlight and The Verge. Falcon Heavy test firing begins soon.

[UPDATE 1: The launch is being live-streamed on YouTube . --martyb]

[UPDATE 2: Launch was scrubbed at T minus 1 minute due to "a sensor issue on the first stage" launch now scheduled for same time tomorrow: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 0700 EDT / 1100 UTC. --martyb]

[UPDATE 3: The Monday launch is being live-streamed on YouTube. --martyb]

[UPDATE 4: The launch took place at 07:15 AM EDT (11:15 AM UTC). Launch was successful and the first stage booster had a successful return and landing at Landing Zone 1 near the launch site. --martyb]


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20:56

#Jeruzalem District: Two houses Re-Squatted in Amsterdam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two houses were re-squatted yesterday in Jeruzalem (Amsterdam) after being left empty by Rochdale since the eviction of the previous squatters in January.

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Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing them for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on.

Yesterday two houses were re-squatted in the neighbourhood of Jeruzalem (Amsterdam). These houses on Minckelersstraat have been left empty by the housing corporation Rochdale since the eviction of the previous squatters at the end of January 2017.

The neighbourhood contains a mix of social and free sector housing, and the entire area is being renovated or demolished and redeveloped. The previous squatters were presented with court documents by Rochdale detailing their plans for the houses which today were re-squatted they were to be used as modelwoning, to demonstrate to residents w...

20:53

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

010517ROAD WORKS SIGN OPERATORS TO KNOW TRAFFIC RULES
By Aloysius Laukai

Road construction sign post persons must know basic road safety rules according to a driver who nearly involved in a road accident at the weekend.
MARTIN MATUA told New Dawn FM that the sign post woman was facing the other way and had the stop sign on incoming vehicles and telling stories and did not watch the traffic cueing to go into the street.
This resulted in a near nasty accident on the main Buin to Kangu road last Saturday.
He said that these sign post persons of flagmen and women must know basic traffic rules to control traffic.
MR. MATUA also called on road construction persons to make sure Police train the newly recruited flagmen and women on basic traffic rules.
New Dawn FM has invited the Police Traffic officer to talk on traffic rules, speed limits and safety of passengers and pedestrians.

Ends

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20:50

20:50

New drug for rare childhood disease; price tag, $702,000 a year "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

New drug for rare childhood disease; price tag, $702,000 a year

And an explosive statement from the FDA

by Jon Rappoport

The FDA has just approved a new drug, Brineura, for a rare childhood brain-disease known as CLN2, which progresses quickly and is considered fatal.

BioMarin, the drugs manufacturer, has pegged the yearly price of the drug for a patient at an astronomical $702,000. Discounts will be offeredthe average annual price for the patient will come down to $486,000.

While recovering from the pricing shock, consider this statement from the FDA: Brineura is the first FDA-approved treatment to slow loss of walking ability (ambulation) in symptomatic pediatric patients 3 years of age and older

Translation: There is no claim that the drug cures the disease. The drug may slow down the progression of only one of the many symptoms. For $486,000 a year, if the patient lives for a year.

Well, well see whether even that slowing down assertion pans out, because the clinical trial of the drug was carried out on only 22 children, to determine efficacy, and 24 children to determine safety.

Of course, the drugs manufacturer would state that, since CLN2 is a very rare disease, it wasnt easy to find patients on whom to test it. Nevertheless, the FDA approval for the drug was based on scanty evidenceto say the least.

Its fairly clear that researchers and drug companies look at this situation as a first step in developing more (highly expensive) drugs to treat CLN2. The gateway has been opened. Though they wouldnt admit it, Brineura is an experimental medicine, and if follow-up doesnt record a high percentage of deaths occurring sooner than expected (according to what parameters?), it will be considered a great success.

Here is how the drug is invasively administered. Keep in mind that the patient is a very young child who is already unable to function in the world, is confused, is having great difficulty walking and even sitting:

FDA press release (4/27/17): Brineura is administered into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by infusion via a specific surgically implanted reservoir and catheter in the head (intraventricular access device). Brineura must be administered under sterile conditions to reduce the risk of infections, and treatment should be managed by a health care professional knowledgeable in intraventricular administration. The recommended dose of Brineura in pediatric patients 3 years of age and older is 300 mg administered once every other week by intraventricular infusion, followed by an infusion of electrolytes. The complete Brineura infusion, including the required infusion of intraventricular electrolytes, lasts approximately 4.5 hours. Pre-treatment of patients with antih...

20:50

Willow warbler, cottongrass, amorous Egyptian geese of Winterswijk moorland "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Cottongrass, 29 April 2017

This photo shows cottongrass in Wooldse veen nature reserve, south of Winterswijk, near the Dutch-German border. We went there on 29 April 2017; the day after 28 April.

...

20:49

Rothschild Bank Now Under Criminal Investigation After Baron David De Rothschild Indictment "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Last year, Baron David de Rothschild was indicted by the French government after he was accused of fraud in a scheme that allegedly embezzled large sums of money from British pensioners.

It has taken many years to bring this case against Rothschild and his company the Rothschild Financial Services Group, which trapped hundreds of pensioners in a bogus loan scheme between the years of 2005 and 2008.

One by one the pensioners lost their money and pressed charges against the notorious banker, beginning a case that would take many years to get even an indictment.

In June, Paris-based liaison judge Javier Gmez Bermudez ruled that Rothschild must face a trial for his crimes, and ordered local police to seek him out in his various mansions that are spread throughout the country.

It is a good step in the right direction. The courts are now in agreement with us that there is enough evidence to interrogate Baron Rothschild. The first thing they will have to do is find him. Once they have done that they can begin to question him. It is a real breakthrough moment for everyone involved, lawyer Antonio Flores of Lawbird told the Olive Press after the ruling.

In short, independently of what happened to the investment, Rothschild advertised a loan aimed at reducing inheritance tax, which is a breach of tax law, he added.

While news of a single Rothschild being indicted is certainly noteworthy, a particularly important announcement was made this Friday.

The French government announced that it has launched an investigation into the entire Swiss branch of the Rothschilds banking empire.

According to Bloomberg, 

The Swiss unit of Edmond de Rothschild said its the subject of a French probe regarding a former business relationship managed by a former employee.

Edmond de Rothschild (Suisse) SA is actively participating in the criminal investigation under way, the Geneva-based bank said in an e-mailed statement on Friday. The bank denies all the allegations that have been made against it.

Edmond de Rothschild, a private banking and asset management firm established in Paris in 1953, overs...

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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


010517CAMPAIGN STARTED SLOWLY
By Aloysius Laukai

Candidates for the PNG General election are now on full eight weeks of campaigning to convince voters to support them with their votes.
Campaigning started on April 20th and will end on June 23rd,2017.
In South Bougainville campaigning is running smoothly with candidates visiting church activities and any gathering that may pull in crowds.
New Dawn FM is also allowing Political talk on radio but all talks should be on party platforms and policies and will be pre-recorded.

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Get 8-Course Online Hacking Training Package For Just $39 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Good news for you is that this week's THN Deals brings Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle that let you get started regardless of your experience level. The Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle will walk you through the very basic skills you need to start your journey towards becoming a professional ethical hacker. The 45 hours of course that includes total 384 in-depth lectures, usually cost $1,273, but

20:45

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

THE HORROR! THE HORROR! by Jim Quinn The Burning Platform Im constantly amazed by the ability of those in power to create a narrative trusted by a gullible non-critical thinking populace. Appealing to emotions, when you have millions of...

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20:45

NY Bishop Rape Shames Abuse Victims: Boys Are Culpable For Their Actions At 7 Years Old "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Church And StateSyracuse Bishop Robert Cunningham testified in an abuse case that, in the eyes of the Church, the boys who were molested are also at fault.

Bishop Robert Cunningham of the diocese of Syracuse, NY doesnt think priests should take all of the blame for decades, if not centuries, of sexual abuse against young boys. According to Cunningham, the age of reason in the Catholic church is seven, so those boys are culpable for their actions.

The shocking statement came during testimony that was recently released from a deposition for a federal lawsuit. Charles Bailey, a survivor of a priests abuse, asked then-Bishop James Moynihan whether the church held children victims partly responsible for sexual abuse from priests . (Bishop) Moynihan said that right to my face The age of reason is 7, so if youre at least 7 youre culpable for your actions. That kind of floored me, said Bailey.

Obviously, the sentiment isnt something one Bishop believes, but a broader excuse used to cover for the guilt of sexual predators.

The age of reason may be seven years old, but that in no way makes it the age its the kids fault he was raped. According to church doctrine, seven is the age a child should understand the difference between right and wrong. Its also the age a child is eligible for communion.

A spokesman for the diocese has been trying to defend the bishop, saying that his statements in a deposition dont mean he believes children are responsible for being raped and that it was unfair to use the deposition to characterize his position otherwise.

Unfair may not quite cut it where this man is concerned. When pressed on the issue, he said it wasnt his place to know how much guilt was on the victims hand...

20:45

Bigoted Americans Far More Supportive of War Against Syria "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

On April 23rd, the U.S. mega-corporate and government-funded National Public Radio network, NPR, interviewed voters about their views on President Trumps achievements so far; and a typical respondent, the 33-year-old Jamie Ruppert, of White Haven, Pennsylvania, said, I don't think he's been terrible. I mean, he definitely stepped up when the people of Syria kind of needed some help...

20:43

Deserts across the planet bloom; heavier rains caused by cosmic rays creating more clouds "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

With cosmic rays forecast to increase 19% in solar cycle 25, we can postulate that rains and floods will increase globally. What has the effect of 12.5% increase in cosmic rays had over the last 2 years? If there will be could increases we should see deserts turning green as we do across Africa, South America, USA, Australia and out of season rains in S.E. Asia plus record floods across the globe. These are a clear message that more intense rains and precipitation records will continue through 2025. This will effect crop production as well. Sources

20:43

SAD: Uniben Student, James Odibo Drowns In River Benue During 2017 NUGA "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

UNIBEN STUDENT
LAGOS MAY 1ST (URHOBOTODAY)-James odibo a 200 level Medical Laboratory Science student of the University of Benin student drowned in River Benue, on the closing day of Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) hosted by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state.
Omeche Onoja, chairman, NUGA games medical and sanitation sub-committee confirmed the incident. Onoja said the student had gone to the river to swim when the incident occurred. She said his corpse had been deposited at Madonna Hospital in Makurdi.
.We had a distress call from some students of the situation but on reaching the river, we found his lifeless body. He was said to have participated in some games. The whole incident could have been avoided, she said.

20:43

Russia: Anarchist Action Against Total Surveillance in Moscow "IndyWatch Feed War"


01.05.17: Big Brother is watching you? Then smash out his eye! We are constantly under the supervision of the state, and there is something wrong about this. All of our steps are recorded by thousands of cameras how can we can talk about basic security (after all, as we all know, the main bandit and terrorist is the state) and privacy in our personal lives? This May Day, a group of autonomous anarchists walked through the streets of Moscow and made sure that Big Brother is no longer watching.

(via Revolutionary Action, translated by Insurrection News)


20:42

The Sickness of the EPO Part VIII: Allegations That the EPO Has No Honest Doctors, Only Fake Ones Subservient to Team Battistelli "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

International institutions with their own secret services and medics who are subservient to a king

Old medical items

Summary: Growing concern about a new class of doctors whose skills seem to be loyalty or obedience to monarchs (exploiting illness for political objectives) rather than dedication to patients

THE one of many disturbing aspects and fiascos at the EPO is exploitation of illnesses (of staff and/or their families). Weve been running a whole series dedicated to that. Another related aspect is, there is no sense of medical/health assessment at the EPO, just as there is no justice. At all.

Various readers have over the years complained about this. There is clearly a serious issue right there. Ill provide you with a comprehensive list of names of these cooperating servants serving in the OHS and Personal department, a reader once told us. It seems like these people have already built quite a negative reputation inside the EPO, but as usual, everyone is afraid to talk about it.

It seems like these people have already built quite a negative reputation inside the EPO, but as usual, everyone is afraid to talk about it.We are still waiting patiently for an opportunity to expose everything that we know without compromising sources. Its not easy.

This is a very sensitive topic, one source once told us. As far as I remember I had a list with all/some external doctors whose authority in medical matters was questionable.

Just look at the EPOs own management. A lot of it is not qualified to run the Office; their main skill is kinship, loyalty to Battistelli, or various forms of nepotism. It has become a hallmark of the Battistelli era.

Just look at the EPOs own management. A lot of it is not qualified to run the Office; their main skill is kinship, loyalty to Battistelli, or various forms of nepotism.One persons name keeps standing out. Albert Koopman. We might as well speak about him.

Of course, a source once explained to us, there is the most famous one: Dr. Koopman, a Dutchman, previously wit the ESA, European Space Agency, in Noordwijk, NL.

We keep seeing his name in all sorts of places (even heard of him more than a year ago)....

20:41

NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

010517TWELVE NOMINATE TO CHALLENGE SITTING MEMBER
By Aloysius Laukai
Twelve candidates nominated to contest the South Bougainville Open seat currently held by sitting member TIMOTHY MASIU.
At the close of nominations last Thursday, the Returning Officer went ahead and completed the Order of draw and the results are as follows.
Candidate, NICK PENIAI who is running under the PNC party is on BOX TEN.
Independent candidate, RAYMOND KAKAPONI is on Box ELEVEN.
Sitting member TIMOTHY MASIU is on Box TWELVE.
Candidate Pastor ALBERT MAGOI who is running under PPP party is on box THIRTEEN.
JOSEPH KIM SWAMARU running under the PNG party ticket is on box FOURTEEN.
Candidate HERMAN BUAGO LAIMO is running under THE party and is on box FIFTEEN.
KATU ANDREW OSIKORE who is under the New Generation party is on box SIXTEEN.
Two candidates are running under one party, they are ,JACOB KIASON POTOURA who is on box SEVENTEEN and PATRICK HEROMATE who is on box TWENTY.
Candidate PETER NERAU running as an INDEPENDENT candidate is on Box EIGHTEEN.
The only woman candidate for South Bougainville open, ROSE PIHEI and running under the SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY is on box NINETEEN.
AND PNG HUMAN RIGHTS PARTY candidate, MICHAEL ANUGU is on box TWENTY- ONE.
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NEW DAWN ON BOUGAINVILLE "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

010517SEVENTY THREE CANDIDATES
By Aloysius Laukai

A total of SEVENTY THREE candidates have nominated to contest the four Bougainville seats in the 2017 PNG General elections.
Nine candidates are contesting the Bougainville regional seat whilst Twelve candidates have nominated to contest the South Bougainville open seat.
TWENTY ONE candidates are running for the Central Bougainville Open seat whilst THIRTHY ONE candidates will be fighting for the North Bougainville open seat.
There are also women contesting for the seats of South Bougainville, Central and North Bougainville whilst only male candidates have nominated for the Bougainville Regional seat.
Women candidates are, ROSE PIHEI for South Bougainville, LYNETTE ONA and GLORIA G. TERIKIAN contesting the Central Bougainville Open seat and RACHAEL OPETI KONAKA and ELIZABETH BURAIN are contesting the North Bougainville open seat.
Out of the Seventy three candidates FORTY- ONE candidates are running under Political parties whilst THIRTY TWO candidates are running as independents.
One interesting case is that the SOM PIONEER party has fielded more than one candidate in the four Bougainville seats.
Two in South Bougainville, Two in Central Bougainville, four in North Bougainville and one for the Regional seat.

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20:39

35 Degrees South: Nerines. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

From Lofty, click for full size!

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20:38

Keep This Processed Orange Juice Brand Away From Your Kids! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Source: Healthy Holistic Living

Youd think that a juice product called Simply Orange would be a trustworthy, natural, family-safe option wouldnt you? Well it turns out that this processed orange juice manufactured by the soda giant Coca-Cola, is anything BUT simple!

The advertisements dont lie when they say the juice is made from real oranges and not from concentrate, but what they fail to mention is the unnatural, twisted transformation that these oranges go through to become juice.

Lets start from the beginning.

It all starts and ends with something called the Black Book, which is the name of an algorithm that makes Simply Orange. That sentence on its own seems ironic I mean, an algorithm to make natural orange juice?

This algorithm was created in order to keep the juices taste and texture consistent 365 days a year. As we know, our world has seasons, climate changes, unpredictable weather and crop yields. The Black Book ensures that all these natural factors do not influence the outcome of their juice production.

Believe it or not the makers of Simply Orange make their seemingly natural orange juice by stripping oranges of all their natural characteristics, injecting false replications of those exact characteristics, and then slapping a picture of an orange on the bottle.

There are 600 flavors in the Black Book algorithm that are used to tweak the flavor in order to keep it consistent, regardless of external factors. Sometimes, perfecting the taste of this juice can take a year! In order to fiddle around, test and transforming their juices, Coca-Cola removes all of the oxygen content in the juice so that it will not go bad.

Its not a very nice thought is it? Thinking that the fresh juice youre drinking has actually been in a factory for a year is not exactly appeal...

20:38

Gunman killed by police after injuring eight in San Diego poolside shooting David Icke latest headlines

Up to 8 people have reportedly been shot after a man opened fire near a swimming pool at an apartment complex in San Diego, California, local media report. Police confronted and shot the suspect dead. The gunman was trying to reload his gun when shot by police. The incident happened 6.10pm local time at the La Jolla Crossroads Apartments in La Jolla, California, when a white male wearing brown shorts and armed with a gun started shooting those at the pool. According to witness reports, the man was holding a beer in one hand and brandishing a gun in the other when he opened fire. Read more: Gunman killed by police after injuring eight in San Diego poolside shooting

20:35

If You Take East-Syria, Ill Take That Yemeni Port "IndyWatch Feed War"

April 29, 2017 Will the U.S. leave Syria if doing so prevents a Russian fleet in Yemen? The question seems weird but if Russia succeeds with its negotiations in Yemen it will soon have to be asked. A U.S. neoconservative outlet recently published an interesting but mostly unsourced bit about Yemen: Russia is mediating negotiations []

20:33

#Ireland: Citizens Assembly makes radical proposals to legalize baby-slaughtering "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Irelands Prime Minister Enda Kenny is coming closer to his objective of destroying the moral texture of Irish society. Two years after the constitutional referendum that re-defined marriage as a union of two persons (thus opening it to the absurd... Continue Reading

20:33

This is new? : an agreement was signed during Merkels visit for Saudi soldiers to receive training at German military facilities. German federal police are also to give instruction to Saudi border police, among other things. "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Editors note: I had to laugh when I read and heard this.. keeping in mind that the German Nazis were in alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood in WW2 and the still as yet to be confirmed report about underground bases in Germany built and utilised in the last ten years for the express purpose of

20:32

His sister died in botched abortion, now hes fighting to shut Planned Parenthood down for good "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Planned Parenthood is not trying to help women with their pregnancy. Theyre just doing abortions. Source: His sister died in botched abortion, now hes fighting to shut Planned Parenthood down for good | News | LifeSiteFiled under: Uncategorized

20:32

Miserable end: North Korea threatens to sink US nuclear submarine in South Korea David Icke latest headlines

North Korea has promised to sink a US submarine currently deployed in South Korean waters if the Americans take provocative action. The statement comes shortly after Donald Trump said he wont be happy if Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test. North Koreas state-controlled Uriminzokkiri news website warned on Sunday that the USS Michigan wont even be able to rise to the surface when it will meet a miserable end and turn into an underwater ghost. North Koreas nuclear deterrent will assure that American aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, and other military hardware will be shattered into pieces of molten metal if they threaten Pyongyang, the article read. Read more: Miserable end: North Korea threatens to sink US nuclear submarine in South Korea

20:32

The Coming Brexit Breakdown? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Following British Prime Minister Theresa Mays invocation of Article 50 in March, many experts believe there is a strong chance that the coming UK-EU breakup talks will be calamitous for both sides. Mark Leonard, director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, explains why.

20:31

Video: Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (2/2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Jeffrey Tayler, Contributing editor to The Atlantic, tells Paul Jay there are steps the Trump administration can take if it is serious about reducing tensions with Via Youtube

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CIA chief in South Korea for internal visit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has traveled to South Korea for what the US embassy there described as an internal meeting, as North Korea remains defiant in the face of US threats to drop its development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. The CIA director and his wife are in Seoul for an internal meeting with []

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White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights violations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trumps decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila. Trump issued the


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20:30

Biggest Companies by Revenue "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Interesting chart; Energy is the biggest sector:   Worlds Largest 50 Companies by Revenue Click for ginormous graphic Source: Data Shown  

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20:29

False melt days on Greenland showing up at NSIDC to prevent latest start record "IndyWatch Feed World"

April 27th it was -6C on Greenalnd where NSIDC claims there was the first day of melting on the Greenland ice cap. This I personally consider a Fake Melt Day shown on NSIDC's Greenland page to prevent a new record being set for the latest day to begin melting. That doesn't fit the global warming narrative, plus I now feel they are trying to do damage control on the new Mini Ice Age intensifying. Sources

20:29

National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster says the country should be 'prepared' for military operations in North Korea David Icke latest headlines

National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has said the country should be prepared for military operations in North Korea. While President Trump is hesitant to share all our moves, McMaster told Fox News on Sunday of his hopes that the US will join forces with other countries to thwart any plans Kim Jong Un has for nuclear weapons. We have to do something with our partners in the region and globally and that involves enforcement of the UN sanctions that are in place. It may mean ratcheting up those sanctions even further and it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary, McMaster said. Read more: National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster says the country should be prepared for military operations in North Korea

20:27

3 Proven Ways Smartphones and Screen Time are Harming Childrens Health "IndyWatch Feed World"

For years, the cell phone industry has fought litigation and has tried to prevent warning labels from being added to their products, and in a 2017 landmark case in an Italian court, a judge even ruled that excessive cell phone use can, in fact, result in brain cancer. While it may take a number of years to develop, cancer is not the only negative health effect using todays smartphones, and for children, the impacts of handheld fixation technologies are rather broad.
Even Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, is well-known for ...

20:26

Standing Rock in Kolumbien "IndyWatch Feed War"

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eine reale Friedensvision nach Jahrzehnten von Krieg und Vertreibung

Photo: 20th Anniversary of the Peace Community San Jos de Apartad, Colombia

Ich schreibe diesen Text aus Kolumbien, wo wir mit einer kleinen Gruppe des Globalen Campus aus Tamera/Portugal, aus Bolivien, Brasilien und Kanada zu den Feierlichkeiten des zwanzigsten Geburtstags der Friedensgemeinschaft San Jos de Apartad eingeladen sind. In der abgelegenen Region im tropischen Norden des Landes treffen sich Friedensaktivisten, Bauern, Indianer, Botschaftsvertreter verschiedener Lnder, UN-Reprsentanten, Menschenrechtsanwlte, um eine Friedensgemeinde zu ehren, die seit zwanzig Jahren besteht trotz aller Angriffe, trotz Gewalt und Mord. Erschtternd sind die Berichte der Kleinbauern und Indigenen, der Frauen und Mnner, die tglich ihr Leben aufs Spiel setzen, um der Politik der Vertreibung etwas entgegen zu setzen: ihre Entscheidung fr das Leben und die Hoffnung.

In diesem Land, in dem vor den Augen der Weltffentlichkeit mit dem Entwaffnungsvertrag der FARC Guerilla der Beginn eines neuen Friedens gefeiert wird, hat sich in Wirklichkeit das Elend der Armen, der Indigenen und Verfolgten verstrkt. Es ist wie an vielen Orten dieser Erde: Diejenigen, die eigentlich den Friedensnobelpreis verdient haben, die seit vielen Jahrzehnten den gewaltfreien Widerstand praktizieren, Gemeinschaften und engagierte Friedensarbeiter, werden verfolgt, verleumdet oder mssen sogar mit ihrem Leben bezahlen.
Aber sie lassen sich nicht zum Schweigen bringen. Sie sind von der gleichen Kraft motiviert wie die Widerstandsbewegung in den USA: Standing Rock...

20:26

U.S. Crimes of Genocide against Korea: 'We Killed Off What 20% of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea' David Icke latest headlines

The crimes committed by the US against the people of Korea in the course of the Korean War but also in its aftermath are unprecedented in modern history. We Killed Off What Twenty Percent of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea The above quotation is from General Curtis Lemay, who coordinated the bombing campaign (1950-53) Who is a Threat to Global Security? The US or the DPRK? Read more: U.S. Crimes of Genocide against Korea: We Killed Off What 20% of the Population. We Burned Down every Town in North Korea

20:25

OpenSSH Removes SSHv1 Support "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

In a series of commits starting here and ending with this one, Damien Miller completed the removal of all support for the now-historic SSHv1 protocol from OpenSSH.

The final commit message, for the commit that removes the SSHv1 related regression tests, reads:

Eliminate explicit specification of protocol in tests and loops over protocol. We only support SSHv2 now.

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20:25

Nina Turner: Why Do Politicians Ignore Environmental Issues? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Why is it that the major parties focus on the public health impacts that are a direct result of environmental toxicity and climate change?

20:23

NATO may boost its presence & prolong training mission in Afghanistan Stoltenberg David Icke latest headlines

NATO is considering sending additional military personnel to Afghanistan and increasing the timeframe of the deployment in the view of the challenging security situation, the alliances secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, told the German Die Welt daily. The additional troops are expected to join the NATO Resolute Support mission which it says is aimed at training, assisting and advising Afghan security forces in their fight against violent insurgents and various extremist groups. The training mission, after the majority of combat troops were withdrawn, currently involves 13,000 servicemen, with around 8,400 of them being from the US. Read more: NATO may boost its presence & prolong training mission in Afghanistan Stoltenberg

20:22

Standing Rock in Colombia "IndyWatch Feed War"

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a real vision of peace after decades of war and displacement.
Photo: Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Peace Community San Jos de Apartad, Colombia

I am writing this from Colombia, where we a small group from the Global Campus from Tamera/Portugal, Bolivia, Brazil and Canada have been invited to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the peace community San Jos de Apartad. Peace activists, farmers, local indigenous people, representatives of embassies of various countries and of the United Nations, as well as human rights lawyers are meeting in the remote region in the tropical northern part of the country to honor a peace community, which has been in existence for twenty years despite all attacks, violence and murders. It is horrifying to read the reports by the peasants and the indigenous people the women and men who are daily risking their lives to counter the policies of displacement with their commitment to life and hope.

In this country, in which the FARC guerillas agreement to disarm is being celebrated before the eyes of the world as the beginning of a new time of peace, the misery of the poor people, the indigenous population and those persecuted has in reality increased. It is the same the world over: Those who have truly earned the Nobel Peace Prize and who have been practicing non-violent resistance for decades, these communities and committed peace workers are being persecuted and maligned and often have to pay for their commitment with their lives.

But they cannot be silenced. They are driven by the same power as the resistance movement in the United States:...

20:20

Germanys Merkel tells Saudis to stop war on Yemen as arms sales go on David Icke latest headlines

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Riyadh to halt its military aggression against Yemen, despite Berlin continuing its arms sales to the kingdom. We believe in the UN-led process of diplomatic resolutionWe do not think that there can be a military solution to this conflict, said Merkel during a visit to the Saudi port city of Jeddah on Sunday. She added that measures must be taken to reverse the extremely bad humanitarian situation in Yemen. This as an agreement was signed for Saudi troops to receive training from German soldiers at unified armed forces facilities. A separate deal was also made for German federal police to instruct and train Saudi border police and other security forces. Read more: Germanys Merkel tells Saudis to stop war on Yemen as arms sales go on

20:19

Stuff. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Bombus Ternarius, Dandelions, Rock, Glass, Dirt. Click for full size.

C. Ford.

20:18

Tornados, Flooding Kill at Least 8 in US South "IndyWatch Feed World"


At least eight people have died as tornadoes and storms swept through the southern U.S. states of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi. East Texas was the worst hit, with a series of tornadoes there killing at least four people and leaving a trail of what officials called "extensive damage." All four deaths were in an

20:17

Macron visits Holocaust Museum to remind voters of National Front's anti-Semitism as Le Pen claims euro is 'dead' David Icke latest headlines

Frances presidential candidates have been pushing their rival views of Europe, with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen calling the euro dead and centrist Emmanuel Macron visiting a Holocaust memorial and urging unity. A day after European Union leaders nailed down their negotiating stance over Britains departure, attention is now on France as its voters decide on May 7 whether to choose Ms Le Pen, whose anti-EU stance could unravel post-war unity, or Mr Macron, who wants greater European cooperation and trade. I think the euro is dead, Ms Le Pen was quoted as saying in Le Parisien. While she was sticking to plans for a referendum on Frances membership in the EU, MS Le Pen offered to allow big companies that operate internationally to continue using the euro while ordinary citizens would use a new franc. Read more: Macron visits Holocaust Museum to remind voters of National Fronts anti-Semitism as Le Pen claims euro is dead

20:16

Blanked out time & new energetic auroras when power grids go down "IndyWatch Feed World"

During the massive solar storm that took down power grids across North America and other parts of Europe the ESA some how steered a satellite into a 25KM wide new plasma stream after an observer on the ground alerted them to the new never before see light in the sky, named "Steve". Also during this time of power outages, the auroral forecast disappeared for 12 hours, the time from 03:30-15;00 UTC were missing. Sources

20:15

Jim Rickards: Listen Up! The Financial Elite Will Soon Prevent You Accessing Your Own Money! (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Jim Rickards: Listen Up! The Financial Elite Will Soon Prevent You Accessing Your Own Money! Video As most of you know our economy is in serious trouble. We should all take time each day to focus on our personal economy...

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20:14

'I want to get my hands dirty again' (they are already covered in blood): Tony Blair RETURNS to politics 20 years after winning landslide general election to save UK from bad Brexit deal David Icke latest headlines

Tony Blair has revealed he is to return to politics 20 years after beating John Major to Downing Street and has vowed to get his hands dirty as he looks to shake up the Brexit deal. The former prime minister has been away from politics for a decade, but said the decision to leave the European Union has motivated him to get back in the game. Despite he lingering anger over his decision to send troops to Iraq during his tenure, he wants to be involved in policy-making in the country. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, he said: This Brexit thing has given me a direct motivation to get more involved in the politics. You need to get your hands dirty and I will. Read more: I want to get my hands dirty again (they are already covered in blood): Tony Blair RETURNS to politics 20 years after winning landslide general election to save UK from bad Brexit deal

20:13

Robert Stanley | Luciferians, Sitchin, Possession "IndyWatch Feed World"

 

In this very special End of Days Radio, Daniel is joined by Robert M. Stanley, who is an all around researcher into the Paranormal who goes very deep into the Luciferfian agenda as well as Archons, Demons, Aliens and more. He is the creator and owner of Unicus Magazine and has been a guest on Coast to Coast AM and many other Paranormal media outlets.

Daniel started off by asking Robert about his background, Robert talks about his roots and explains the darkness behind Malibu and how it isn't all sunshine and waves. Robert goes on to explain the possessed boy who needed his help and how this led to him seeing Archonic creatures and eventually meeting up with Lucifer himself later on. Robert explains what exactly Lucifer is, what he wants and how he is in direct control of the Earth and its media. Daniel points out some things that correlate such as Masons talking to him about Lucifer and Father Malachi Martin's past appearances on Coast to Coast. 

Robert goes on to talk about the long history of UFO's being seen in Washington D.C. and how no human could possibly stop them from doing what ever they want to do there since the Luciferian Alien Agenda is in full control.

Robert then explains how Zecharia Sitchin was actually funded by global interests and has been tasked with brainwashing humanity with an inverse truth. It turns out Enki is not the friend of humanity but is actually just another name for Lucifer who is the head of a la...

20:13

Russian-US Cooperation on Cybercrime in Turmoil as FBI Accuses Russian Cybercrime Agents of Crimes "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The continuing developments over Russian hackers, including the unfolding details of the yahoo breech includes the U.S. indicting agents of the Russian computer crime unit.

Mike Eckel, of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, notes that 3 of the FBI's cyber most wanted include Sushchin, Dokuchaev, and Belan, all who are noted to have worked with the FSB, Russia's Federal Security Service, ostensibly to catch cybercriminals, while committing crimes themselves, and using their connections to evade detection.

Dokuchayev, with whom the Americans met with during their 2009 meetings in Moscow, was once well-known in cybercircles under the nickname Forb. He worked with other FSB officers, including one named Igor Sushchin, to recruit hackers to cooperate with the Russian agency on cyberactivities. Among the recruits was Aleksei Belan, who has been wanted by the FBI since 2012 for alleged hacking and computer fraud.

[...] In March, Dokuchayev's name surfaced again when the U.S. Justice Department announced his indictment, and that of FSB officer Sushchin, in connection with the massive data breach at the Internet company Yahoo. Mikhailov's name does not appear in the indictments, although cyberexperts believe someone identified only as "FSB Officer 3" is, in fact, Mikhailov. Sushchin, according to the indictment, worked as an undercover officer at the investment bank Renaissance Capital.

Part of the problem may be with how Russia uses and recruits cybercriminals from time to time:

"Moscow still depends, to a considerable extent, on recruiting cybercriminals, or simply calling on them from time to time, in return for their continued freedom," Mark Galeotti, a Prague-based expert on Russian intelligence agencies, wrote in a report published on April 18."

"This all -- this all is a mess," Vrublevsky told RFE/RL. "And it's a mess to be dealt with in both countries. The sooner the better."

https://www.rferl.org/a/cyber-crime-us-russia-cooperation-mess/28459178.html


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20:12

An Embarrassing Mess "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Many of you have asked me to comment on the case of Mats Jrlstrm, an electronics engineer living in Beaverton, Oregon who was recently fined $500 by the state licensing board for calling himself an engineer (he actually is an engineer, just not a civil engineer) and for providing a critique of the timing of yellow lights in an antiquated signalized intersection. Im not sure what to add to the conversation Jrlstrms legal team is brilliantly putting forth.

This is similar to my case from a couple of years ago ("Can you be an engineer and speak out for reform?") but also different is some important ways. The attempt to silence me was to threaten my license, something worth far more than $500. As a licensed engineer in the state of Minnesota, Im bound by the following from Minnesota Rules 1805.0200:

A licensee shall avoid any act which may diminish public confidence in the profession and shall, at all times, conduct himself or herself, in all relations with clients and the public, so as to maintain its reputation for professional integrity.

The allegation against me was that my writings here for Strong Towns diminished public confidence in the profession and, in doing so, undermined the reputation for professional integrity engineers (should) benefit from.

At the time, several lawyers stepped forward and offered to assist me some generous pro bono offers that should give the public some faith in the legal profession should the case move forward. Their arguments would have been on first amendment grounds: holding a license does not mean I relinquish my right to speak my opinions, especially when those opinions dont slander any individual.

I was always careful in the early days, when I was still running my own planning firm and Strong Towns was just my personal blog, not to discuss projects I had any financial interest in or even a relationship with anyone who did.

The ethics of the profession do suggest that an engineer not be critical of the work of another engineer as a basis for undermining their credibility with their client (and thus stealing their work). Ive been critical of many an engineerin...

20:08

Theresa May rules out increase to VAT before 2022 but not hikes to income tax and National Insurance prompting fears of tax raid on higher earners David Icke latest headlines

Theresa May has ruled out increasing VAT for the next five years but has refused to reveal whether she will increase other taxes for higher earners. The Conservatives are understood to be considering an election pledge not to increase the total tax take as a proportion of the economy but are poised to abandon David Camerons commitment not to increase income tax and national insurance. Philip Hammond was recently forced to abandon plans to increase National Insurance for the self-employed as it risked breaking the 2015 Tory election manifesto, but a rewritten tax pledge would allow such a rise. The Prime Minister has repeatedly refused to speak about her tax plans in detail since launching the election campaign last month but yesterday ruled out any rise in VAT. She refused to give a similar pledge on income taxes. Read more: Theresa May rules out increase to VAT before 2022 but not hikes to income tax and National Insurance prompting fears of tax raid on higher earners. Read more: Theresa May rules out increase to VAT before 2022 but not hikes to income tax and National Insurance prompting fears of tax raid on higher earners

20:06

Through the noise of modern life, Chicagos Martyrs still sing "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Today is May 1st, International Workers Day. Its a curious affair for modern anarchists, as we memorialise the Haymarket Affair of 1886 which kicked it all off but we are surrounded by a constant corporate shrieking. Looking to get away for the summer? Buy this and make life complete! Is your beach bod ready? The cacophony []

20:05

Germany: Claim that Egyptian student was killed by racist foes of refugees turns out to be false "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

According to the witnesses, after the accident the driver shouted at her: It is clear to me that there are no roads in your country, but in Germany you have to look out in the street; or just go back to your country, then you will not be approached shitty asylum-seeker.' But her friends []

20:05

Trump Sends U.S. Troops to Patrol the Turkish-Syrian Border as Ankara Threatens U.S. Allies "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment By Juan Cole

The U.S. president is in the position of trying to separate and make peace among two American allies.


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Facebook Conducted Research to Target Emotionally Vulnerable and Insecure Youth "IndyWatch Feed National"

Via: news.com.au: FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who need a confidence boost to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of []

20:03

Omar Barghoutis Ugly Face of BDS "IndyWatch Feed War"

Omar Barghouti, the Qatar-born Palestinian founding father of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, on April 27 addressed the anti-Israel Jerusalem Fund in Washington, DC. His remarks and their approving reception by about 80 sympathetic listeners filling the Jerusalem Funds lecture room should dispel any illusions about the BDS movement seeking Israeli-Palestinian peace. Jerusalem []

20:02

Absolute Mayhem: Watch British PM struggle to justify nurses on food stamps David Icke latest headlines

Politicians the world over are known for their verbal gymnastics and rhetorical agility when facing down tough questions from reporters or members of the public. British PM Theresa May, however, failed spectacularly in this regard on Sunday. In an appearance on the Andrew Marr Show, the host pressed May about the increasing number of British nurses relying on food stamps to survive. Lots of ordinary nurses, by the end of the week, are having to use food banks because they cant afford to pay for food, Marr told the PM in an interview on Sunday morning. That is not the sort of country you want to run, is it? he asked. Read more: Absolute Mayhem: Watch British PM struggle to justify nurses on food stamps

20:01

Le Final Countdown: French Presidential Election Going to the Wire "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

SputnikApril 28, 2017 With the time ticking for the presidential runoff in France, experts told Sputnik that it is still too hard to say for sure who will have the upper hand on May 7. Speaking to Sputnik, French experts said that they are still in the dark over who will prevail in the upcoming presidential runoff vote in France.Their []

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Video: Smash G20: Hundreds of anti-summit protesters take to Hamburgs streets, clash with police "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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Comparing Tweeting Trump and Silent Cal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

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20:00

The Daily Bird #339. "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

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TIDBIT: AND THEN THERES THE NUCLEAR ANTARCTIC ... "IndyWatch Feed War"

And, in case you missed this sizzling tabloid headline:
SHOCK CLAIM: Antarctica is a big nuclear launchpad from which scientists control weather

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WHATS UP DOWN THERE IN ANTARCTICA? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It's beginning to be the case that I almost need a special "Antarctica" tab for this website, because it seems the strangeness of stories

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20:00

You Were a Trainwreck Before Estrogen "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

An addendum to Rae Rosenbergs You Were a Misogynist Before Testosterone

 

Trans communities often have something that resembles religion in my estimatehormones. On the topic of testosterone and its masculinizing effects, Rosenberg criticized a This American Life episode featuring a trans man who justified his sexual objectification of women by citing testosterone as his excuse. Rosenberg notes (and rightly so) that misogyny is a learned behaviour and that there was no basis to connect a biochemical molecule to social norms about expressing sexual attraction.

As much as I would like to think otherwise, theres no reason a trans person will be any better educated on the notions of biological essentialism or the Euro-colonial gender binary, so it follows that you will also find among trans women a range of anti-feminist or misogynist behaviours. Rosenbergs article deals with the stereotypes associated with masculinity, and so I thought I would do the same for trans feminine folks and femininityspecifically the trope that we become emotionally fragile simply because we take estrogen.

With trans men, testosterone is often used to reinforce ideas of toxic masculinity, encouraging stereotypes about men as hypersexual, aggressive, angry, emotionally stunted beasts who want to hump everything they see. I see these narratives everywhere, from activist-leaning online forums to mainstream media.

If I go to a local trans feminine support group, I could ask each member to stand if they could answer yes to a few different questions. I could ask if anyone has been raped, and around two-thirds of the group will stand up.  I could ask if anyone lost their jobs and has struggled in their careers, about a quarter. If they are on poor terms with their parents, about two-thirds. How many lost their marriages, maybe a third. Assaulted? Half. Victims of domestic violence? Half again. Harassed on the street? All of them. Most of the circle will have experienced two or more of these things.

These same ladies will insist, vociferously and from the bottom of their heart, that its the estrogen making them cry.

Dont get me wrong, as a trans woman and someone who has the liberty and dumb luck to have the option of hormone replacements, Im well aware of its effects. I felt that I had been gasping for air at high altitude for two decades before I transitioned, and just starting hormone replacements alone felt like I began to breathe for the first time in my life. But I am quite confident that my sudden inability to remain stoic had everything to do with surviving multiple assaults and a domestic abuse situation and nothing to do with a steroidal hormone, despite...

19:59

Hospital boss who failed to stop rogue breast surgeon butchering women received 10million bonanza AFTER the scandal was exposed David Icke latest headlines

The boss of a private hospital firm where rogue breast surgeon Ian Paterson butchered hundreds of cancer patients pocketed around 10 million after the scandal was exposed. Rob Roger received the huge sum in bonuses, salary and perks before he stepped down as chief executive of Spire Healthcare last year. By contrast, around 400 of Patersons patients at Spire which was savaged in an independent report into the scandal in 2014 are yet to receive any compensation. Last night Patersons victims urged Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to order a public inquiry so hospital bosses, including those at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust (Heft) where Paterson also worked, can be held to account. Read more: Hospital boss who failed to stop rogue breast surgeon butchering women received 10million bonanza AFTER the scandal was exposed

19:57

Hacker leaks 'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 after Netflix refused to Pay Ransom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

After releasing 10 back-to-back episodes of the Season 5 premiere of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," a hacking group calling itself The Dark Overlord is threatening to leak a trove of other unreleased TV shows and movies. The Dark Overlord (TDO) posted links to the first 10 episodes of the upcoming season of "Orange Is the New Black" show to a piracy website after Larson Studios and

19:56

Labour pledges crackdown on bad landlords to ensure rented homes are 'fit for human habitation' David Icke latest headlines

Labour has pledged a consumer rights revolution which will introduce legal minimum standards for all rental homes because people currently have fewer rights renting a family home than you do buying a fridge-freezer. Shadow housing secretary John Healey said the plans will empower renters to call time on bad landlords by setting standards to ensure homes are fit for human habitation. The proposals, which Labour would introduce if it wins the general election, include requirements for safe wiring and appliances, freedom from damp and vermin infestation, appropriate water and sewage facilities, appropriate facilities for preparing and cooking food, and general good repair. Read more: Labour pledges crackdown on bad landlords to ensure rented homes are fit for human habitation

19:54

Chinas annual fish catch takes a huge bite out of worlds oceans 600% rise in per capita seafood demand Fish stocks depleted "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Peter Neill Director, World Ocean Observatory

Chinas annual catch is estimated at some 15 million tons.

04/25/2017 03:23 pm ET | Updated 4 days ago

China is the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of every species caught by some 3,400 industrial fishing vessels harvesting the waters of over 90 coastal nations and the deep ocean.

Credit China Daily and Reuters

Everything about China is colossal its land area, coastline, population, insatiable need for natural resources, gross national product, demand for import and export markets, massive bureaucracy, and growing influence in geopolitical affairs. Its place in the world is big by any dimension, and in every one, it is growing.

With regard to the ocean, particularly to fisheries, China is the largest consumer, producer, and exporter of every species caught by some 3,400 industrial fishing vessels harvesting the waters of over 90 coastal nations and the deep ocean. According to a 2016 report by Mongabay.com, an excellent online conservation and environmental news service, Chinas annual catch is estimated at some 15 million tons, making it the worlds top fishing nation twice over. The result has also been colossal: a 50% reduction in its own domestic fish stocks, a 600% rise in per capita seafood demand, and a global fleet that is 2 to 3 times larger than what the entire global ocean is estimated to sustainability support.

Fish catches are presumably report...

19:54

New film exposes Shaken Baby Syndrome myth opponents want to silence it at film festivals "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUEENS, NY - JUNE 25: Detail of brain injury on June 25 in Queens, NY. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Shaken baby syndrome appears to often be a political crime created to cover for the damage often done by vaccination.  Dr.

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19:53

Trumps New Secretary Of Labor Let 'Lolita Express' Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Off 'With A Wrist Slap' David Icke latest headlines

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, confirmed to the position Thursday by the U.S. Senate, is one in a string of disputed appointees to President Trumps Cabinet, but this contention doesnt concern his politics, rather, its centered on his lax treatment of billionaire pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein. And former Green Party candidate and U.S. Representative, Cynthia McKinney, is none too pleased with the confirmation, tweeting shortly after the news, He let Jeffrey Epstein off pedophilia charges with a wristslap; now hes Trumps SecLabor. McKinney had plenty of company in calling out Acostas appointment weeks ago but disputation over a shameful plea deal worked for Epsteins benefit faded significantly from corporate media headlines in recent days. Read more: Trumps New Secretary Of Labor Let Lolita Express Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Off With A Wrist Slap

19:50

Higher risk of heart attack for certain blood groups "IndyWatch Feed World"

People in certain blood groups have a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research presented on Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress. The study was a meta-analysis that combined a vast amount of data from multiple studies into both O and non-O blood groups in order to reach a more definitive and conclusive answer than one standalone study ever could. "It has been suggested that people with non-O blood groups (A, B, AB) are at higher risk for heart attacks and overall cardiovascular mortality... If this was confirmed, it could have important implications for personalised medicine," the lead author of the study, Tessa Kole, said in a press release. The research, which involved a total sample size in over 1.3 million participants, focused on instances of heart attacks, heart failure, and coronary artery and ischaemic heart disease, as well as various other "cardiovascular events," which damage the muscle tissue in the heart. Within the overall test group, 23,154 "cardiovascular events" were recorded. The researchers then analyzed the correlation between such events and the blood type of the person.

19:50

Like terrorist attack or hosting Olympics: UK braces for election cyberattacks report David Icke latest headlines

British cybersecurity experts are reportedly on high alert to prevent cyberattacks targeting the UKs upcoming snap elections. They are prepared to respond on a level similar to that seen during a terrorist attack or other major security event. Specialists working at the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) were stood up over the past week and are ready to surge into action in case of a cyberattack on British democratic institutions, according to the Sunday Times. The center is part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Britains signal intelligence agency. The high alert was requested by PM Theresa Mays office, which asked the spy agency to make snap elections in June a top priority. The tempo has been lifted in the last week to a level that it would be lifted to when combating a terrorist attack or protecting a major national event like the Olympics, the Times cited a senior Whitehall source as saying. Read more: Like terrorist attack or hosting Olympics: UK braces for election cyberattacks report

19:50

The Savage Peace: Democracys 2500 Years Of Failure And The Legacy Of Global Civil War "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Savage Peace: Democracys 2500 Years Of Failure And The Legacy Of Global Civil War. A book, written by Sasha Durakov (PDF file at the bottom of this page).

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Originally published by Belli Research Institute

Democracy has failed. The institutions we were supposed to believe in are falling into ruin all around us. Everywhere we look, exceptions to the law replace its normal application. Global civil war is becoming the new normal, and the police, developers, teachers, and politicians are doing everything in their power to prevent this fact from becoming known. Since the beginning of the West, there have been two parallel stories: one is the story of democracy progressing since its glorious founding in Ancient Athens, the other is the story of the wreckage it has left behind, which goes by the name of Civil War.

 

Table Of Contents:

Introduction

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19:46

Chairman Mal outdoes Bob Carr talkin' NRL "IndyWatch Feed National"

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19:45

Can Anyone Really Save The Economy in a Crash? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

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19:45

The Existential Question of Who to Trust "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

An existential question facing humankind is who can be trusted to describe the world and its conflicts, especially since mainstream experts have surrendered to careerism, writes Robert Parry.

1090 MHz ADS-B Mode-S Military Aircraft Logs "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Military aircraft transponder logs from January 2014 to present (1st May 2017), using 1090 MHz ADS-B Mode-S receiver located near Manchester International Airport. Regularly updated.

19:43

American military attacks on Iraq and Syria that killed many civilians "IndyWatch Feed War"

A new Pentagon report gave the figure of civilians killed because of the bombardments and air strikes by the US

19:42

International Banker Blows Whistle, Admits He Was Ordered to Sacrifice Children at Parties for the Elite David Icke latest headlines

Ronald Bernard is a Dutch entrepreneur whose drive and business contacts quickly catapulted him into the world of the financial elite. However, the deeper into this world Bernard went, the more horrifying it became. In a jaw-dropping interview with De Vrije Media, Bernard details this dark and depraved elite society which he says conducted human sacrifice and celebrated destruction. To not sound like crazed tinfoil ranting kooks, we will admit that the things Bernard mentions in the interview below sound utterly insane and evil. Indeed, it could be entirely made up. In an effort to vet his credibility, however, the Free Thought Project did some background research on him, and it checks out. He is who he says he is. Also, Pascal Roussel, a fellow insider of the financial world, wrote in The Divine Trap about experiences similar to the ones disclosed by Bernard. As De Vrije Media notes, when Roussel gave a lecture on his book in France, one of the former French presidents was present. Afterward, this man wrote a letter to Roussel, in which he stated: Everything you write in your book, is based on truth. The fact that barely anyone believes this truth has more to do with the severity of this reality and the successful conspiracy labeling introduced by the CIA, which makes it very difficult to be taken seriously by mainstream sensible people. https://vimeo.com/212237317 Read more: International Banker Blows Whistle, Admits He Was Ordered to Sacrifice Children at Parties for the Elite

19:40

Woman attacked by shark off San Onofre Beach, California "IndyWatch Feed World"

A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday. Leeanne Ericson was camping at San Onofre Saturday evening. She loves the ocean and decided to join her boyfriend in the water when she was bitten by a shark. "She was swimming, he was surfing and I guess he heard her scream when he was on the board," said family friend Laura Smith. "He jumped and dove off the board and went looking for her and found her on the bottom and brought her up on the surf board and paddled in with her and tied the leash around her leg to try to control the bleeding until they airlifted her down to the hospital, but if it wasn't for him she wouldn't have made it. He truly save her life."

19:40

Military Situation In Iraqi City Of Mosul On May 1, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map shows the military situation in the Iraqi city of Mosul on May 1, 2017.

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19:38

Your Creative Calendar: 77 Things To See, Hear, And Read This May "IndyWatch Feed World"

There are pretty much only two movie seasons each year, Summer Escape and Oscar Bait. Although the first of the two categories is sometimes indistinguishable from March and April fare (hello, F8 of the Furious) theres something indelibly summer-y about the cinema of May. This year is no exception with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 kicking in the Summer Escape door, like an emergency hatch on a space ship. Lest that intergalactic comic book adventure not signal summertime enough for you, the MTV Movie Awardsnow rebranded as  the Movie and TV Awardsrolls in a couple days later, reminding viewers of a certain age about summers of yore. Have a look below at Fast Companys Creative Calendar to see what else lies in store, in the worlds of music, books, TV and beyond.

Movies In Theaters

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19:38

Phoenix Rising -- The Event, DNA Activations, Global Currency Reset "IndyWatch Feed World"

Phoenix Rising: The Event, DNA Activations, Global Currency Reset


Source: Era of Light

Greetings Souls of the New Earth! From heart to heart in this moment we speak, I am KejRaj(KayRy).

The information expressed here is that of my perspective, my point of view. For all truth awaits you in your heart. We hope you FEEL our LIGHT and LOVE in this message.

Phoenix Rising

We are most fortunate to be here in these times of great change. Of course many may not see the opportunity that is offered to us now. For now we are able to move not two or three but ten steps forward in our evolution, not just on an individual level but as a collective.

Many choose to simply pay attention to areas where they THINK the light is absent, and remain oblivious to the fact that the light has washed all of Earth and continues to expand. Even in those places where darkness appears to be strongest, it is only the light readying to burst out.

The old has dissipated, it has been dissolved. What you see now in front of you is a mere memory. The ashes of the old world are being INFUSED WITH NEW DIVINE LIGHT. The Phoenix is rising renewed. A new intention, a new love, a new freedom, a new Earth and humanity is being born now. The Divine Plan is unfolding and humanity is at the center of the show.

Millions of years ago in the constellation of Lyra(humanitys original home), the symbol of the Phoenix was used by the people to let the enemy know that their confederation cannot be destroyed. A symbol of reincarnation and restoration. Returning stronger, brighter, and more resilient than ever before. And this is what is occurring here on our world today. Humanity is rising with the new energies, awareness is returning, restoration has not only begun but IT IS ALL READY SUCCESSFUL.

Every human being is about to SEE the great changes unfolding with their own physical eyes. The best advice we can give you now is remain HEART CENTERED. Do not fear or worry about a thing, do not judge, do not try to hold on to anything outside of the self. Just BE and let all else flow as it should. The waiting is over, the time is now.

DNA Activations

There is zero doubt that great change is happening on all levels, in every cell, in every atom, proton, neutron, electron of your being and the FORCE that powers those elements is also changing within YOU, within ALL. An expansion of awareness, an expansion of the hearts ability to FEEL and to GIVE more love. A powerful light permeating all of us here on Earth and beyond, and the only thing YOU need to do...

19:36

Restored Republic via a GCR as of May 1, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR as of May 1 2017

Compiled 12:37 am EST 1 May 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com; Author, "Twenty Two Faces," www.22faces.com

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. April 30 2017 10:42 pm EDT Geopolitical Overview: "Enough" - Geopolitical Overview - Sunday - April 30, 2017


1. Sovereign rates for Zim at a final T1 holding value of $125,000 USN.

2. The collateral accounts (5,000 years of mined precious rare earth assets) are collateralizing the rare earth elements of the (unmined precious earth assets), which collateralizes the new Chinese financial system (global currencies, bonds and market/banking instruments of trade/credit), which guarantees your fiat currency exchange redemption fee (in any amount so desired), to hydrate the entire world's population survival, growth and ascension needs in the blink of an eye (grace).

3. The Chinese Elders never actually pay you for your currency, they instead credit you on their system with hard assets they benevolently have "kept for humanity." For hundreds/thousands of years.

4. They too generate a credit (in percentage) against all the assets that are transacting on their own system. Pay yourself first right!

5. Meaning, there is really no money - just faith in a system of finance. How much you believe in the benevolence of this system determines your value to them in relationship to humanity.

B. April 30 2017 10:36 pm EDT ZAP: "Faith of the Heart" - Weekly ZAP - The Office of POOFness - 4.30.17

1. Funds are about to flow everywhere.

2. In the last days information tells me there is a good chance of it happening, the reset being in the works and the RV showing itself.

3. I'm swamped at the moment with preparations for this coming week's start.

4. Just a few more days and we are done.

C. April 30 2017 8:54 am EDT GCR/RV Update: "Adage" - GCR/RV Update - Sunday - April 30, 2017

1. All SKR accounts worldwide are liquid, settled as of 12:01am EDT Sunday April 30.

2. All funds and accounts can be...

19:34

Bill Nye The Gaffe Guy: His Seven Most Cringeworthy Moments David Icke latest headlines

Comedian Bill Nyes new Netflix TV show Bill Nye Saves the Earth was harshly criticized in the media for being too mean and political. Even the left-leaning news site Vox called the show unapologetically political and said Nyes approach could use some refinement. A CNN contributor described the show as having a few structural miscalculations and accused Nye of preaching to the choir. Nye, who is well known for hosting a childrens TV show in the 1990s, left his objectiveScience Guy persona behind in favor of becoming blatantly political. But not just political. Nye goes outside the realm of hard science to attack Christians, global warming skeptics and environmentalists. Read more: Bill Nye The Gaffe Guy: His Seven Most Cringeworthy Moments

19:32

(Video) UFOTV: The Extraterrestrial War -- America's Secret Space Fleet "IndyWatch Feed World"



Published on Feb 16, 2017

America"s Secret Space Fleet - is it protection against alien invasion or a creation itself of malevolent aliens? Since 2015 NAVY engineer William Tompkins has made astounding claims that he personally participated in designing kilometers-long battle cruisers for the clandestine "Military Industrial Complex." But even more astounding is his revelation that our planet has been a battleground for warring extraterrestrial cultures for thousands of years. The result has been wars, destruction and attempts to hinder our progress. Has hidden knowledge of this galactic war and alien exploitation of Earth been the greatest occult secret of all time?

19:31

Israel serves interests of American Empire in Mideast: Analyst "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Israel is empowered and armed by the United States because it serves the interests of the American Empire in the Middle East, according to Richard Becker, a political analyst and activist based in California. Becker, a member of the ANSWER Coalition, a protest umbrella group consisting of many antiwar and civil rights organizations, made the []

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UK students launch hunger strike in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A group of students in the University of Manchester have gone on hunger strike to raise awareness about the abuses Palestinian prisoners are being subjected to in Israeli jails. So far, five students have joined the movement, which began on Thursday and would last at least a week. The hunger strike is an act of []

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Future of beach warfare: US Marines test HyperSub, machine-gun toting robots & more (VIDEOS) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Published time: 28 Apr, 2017 10:46Edited time: 29 Apr, 2017 18:59 Around 50 advanced weapons are being tested by the US Marine Corps, from a speedboat-submarine to smart robots able to carry 600lbs. The new technology could revolutionize amphibious armed conflict. Testing has been ongoing for the past two weeks at Camp Pendleton in California, []

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19:31

Palestinians Worry That Abbas is Too Weak Ahead of Meeting With Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

BY BEN LYNFIELD, ADAM RASGON
MAY 1, 2017 04:52

A determined push for peace would force PA to make major concessions, expert says.

Trump and Abbas

Trump and Abbas. (photo credit:REUTERS)

19:30

Military Situation In Syria On May 1, 2017 (Map Update) "IndyWatch Feed War"

This map provides a general look at the military situation in Syria on May 1, 2017.

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19:30

If France Elects Rothschilds Manservant President "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

5635234234In a redux of Hillary is bound to win, Reuters and the mainstream are once again pulling out all the stops prophesying Marine Le Pens impending loss to Rothschilds candidate, Emmanuel Macron (The Saker outlines). While the corporate medias undying support for the globalists comes as no surprise, the fact the Rothschild is sending in the manservant reveals a desperation. Apparently, France is the key battlefield in the desperate battle for control of Europe.

My colleagues and I often joke about Jacob Rothschilds man Reginald, a make-believe manservant who does all the dirty work for the worlds most powerful man. Whether, or not we choose to accept it or not, the Rothschilds immeasurable wealth and influence is a reality. And the fact the family has not already been put on billboards as the beneficiaries of chaos is proof positive. Only the truly powerful can stay so far out of the limelight, even despite epic dealings underneath all around the world. It was Rothschild remember, who held in trust the Yukos oil shares for Putins worst enemy, Mikhael Khodorkovsky. But if the truth be know, the ousted Yukos oligarch was probably leveraging Russian assets for his bosses in the UK. Who can say for sure, but Vladimir Putin kicking Rothschild and George Soros out of Russia was not on account of petty dealings. Now France and the EU hang in the balance, and it looks like Reginald (or Drakulas lunatic aid Renfield one) is being placed in Paris. Come to think of it, Macron does favor the Bram Stoker character that served his master so well. Seriously, if you compare the wild eyed stare of actor Alexander Granach in the film Nosferatu of 1922 with Macrons grinning idiot poses, youll swear the financier is a reincarnated minion of the worlds most famous vampire. How anybody could even consider voting for this man falls into the realm of witch spells and hypnotic Dracula stares.

Returning to the partial reality, I am struck by the sheer magnitude of media arrayed against Marin Le Pen, and at how effective some of the propaganda is becoming. With no evidence to support claims she is a racist etc. Twitter and Facebook peeps share epithets about her as if they know her personally. The PR game against these contra-globalist candidates is immense, staggeringly expensive, and unrelenting. Just try and find a positive cartoon or image of Le Pen, and youll get sense of the media deck stacke...

19:30

Police report: Swedish largest Shiite Mosque set on fire in Stockholm "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sweden's largest Shiite Imam Ali mosque, located in the northern Stockholm, was set on fire, local police reported Monday. "We suspect that [the mosque] was set on fire from outside," police spokesman Lars Bystrom was quoted as saying by the Swedish television (SVT). The fire in the mosque, located in Jarfalla municipality, was registered late on Sunday.

19:29

Debt Rattle May 1 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Walker Evans Air 1930s   40% of Americans Spend Up To Half Of Their Income Servicing Debt (MW) Are American Debt Slaves Getting in Trouble Again? (WS) Congress Agrees $1 Trillion Budget Deal But No Money For Border Wall (G.) Trump Tax Plan Dead On Arrival, Wall Street Delusional

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19:23

Erdogan seeks to send Trump stern message on Syrian Kurds "IndyWatch Feed War"

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AFP/File / by Ezzedine SAID | US forces accompanied by Kurdish Peoples Protection Units fighters patrol the Syria-Turkey border late last month

ISTANBUL (AFP)  By launching air strikes against Syrian Kurdish fighters and threatening more action, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking to send a tough message to Donald Trump in the hope of bringing about a major U-turn in US Syria policy.

Turkey last week bombed targets of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) in Syria, earning the wrath of its NATO ally Washington and on Sunday Erdogan warned more action could be imminent.

We can come unexpectedly in the night, said Erdogan. We are not going to tip off the terror groups and the Turkish Armed Forces could come at any moment.

The YPG has been seen by the United States as the best ally on the ground in the fight against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists in Syria and Trump has inherited a policy from Barack Obama of actively supporting the group.

But Ankara says the YPG is a terror outfit and the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who have waged an insurgency since 1984 inside Turkey that has left tens of thousands dead.

Sign of impatience

Analysts say the dispute will be the number one issue when Erdogan meets Trump for the first time as president on May 16 in the United States. Failing to resolve the problem could seriously harm US efforts to destroy IS in Syria.

The strikes are manifestly a sign of impatience by Turkey and part of a long line of appeals telling the US to stop supporting the YPG, said Jean Marcou, professor at Sciences Po Grenoble and associate researcher at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies.

Since Trumps election, Turkey had indicated it wanted a change in US policy on the YPG support. But in reality Erdogan has obtained nothing for now, he said.

The cooperation between Washington and the YPG, which saw the United States send a limited number of forces to work with the group, led to bitter tensions between Ankara and Washington in the dying months of the Obama administration.

The US backed the formation of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by the YPG but also including Arab fighters, yet Ankara contends it is merely a front from the Kurdish group.

In an unusual move after days of border clashes between the Turkish army and YPG that followed the air strikes, the US sent military vehicles to the Syrian side of the frontier to carry out patrols in an ap...

19:23

Israel and Palestine: One way to end the occupation "IndyWatch Feed War"

As Israel celebrates its 69th anniversary, does federalism offer a fresh approach to break the current West Bank deadlock?

19:21

Trumps illegal alien hotline gets calls on criminal Martians "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trumps Crmnal Alen Hotline Trolled With UFO Calls

30 April 2017

So, instead of the information on illegal Mexicans, South Americans, Muslims etc. that Trump wanted, he gets calls on fictional criminals from planet Mars, planet Plutarch, etc.

19:20

Insensitivity at the EPOs Management Part X: When EPO Calls the Truth Defamation "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

A lot of what Battistelli does these days mirrors Erdoans political strategy

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Summary: The inability to speak truth about the EPO has become a monumental impediment to justice, as true justice requires facts and the Office under Battistelli likes to call factual information defamation

IN the previous part we explained the degree to which the EPOs management scares the staff to the point where many staff representatives feel too terrified to represent the staffs interests. SUEPO has been quiet recently not because things are improving; the opposite is true and thus theyre scared to speak out. Battistelli 'pacifies' the Office in the same way Erdoan 'pacifies' Turkey. Its a regime of terror.

SUEPO has been quiet recently not because things are improving; the opposite is true and thus theyre scared to speak out.As explained in previous parts, Battistellis regime has gone as far as exploiting personal tragedies. In the words of a source, the EPO exploited my personal situation and my mothers cancer to harass and vexate me further

Can people speak out about this abuse? Well, in any ordinary institution it would make sense, but not at the EPO because as our source put it EPO management could still jump to the conclusion that I accused EPO of harassment without evidence, hence defaming them.

Battistelli pacifies the Office in the same way Erdoan pacifies Turkey. Its a regime of terror.We recently saw how...

19:19

Americas Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Replaced by Robots David Icke latest headlines

Americas working class is falling further behind. The rich-poor gap the difference in annual income between households in the top 20 percent and those in the bottom 20 percent ballooned by $29,200 to $189,600 between 2010 and 2015, based on Bloomberg calculations using U.S. Census Bureau data. Computers and robots are taking over many types of tasks, shoving aside some workers while boosting the productivity of specialized employees, contributing to the gap. Technological developments have increasingly replaced low- and mid-skilled jobs while complementing higher-skilled jobs, said Chad Sparber, an associate professor and chair of the economic department at Colgate University. This shift is predicted to continue. About 38 percent of U.S. jobs could be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. The most-exposed industries include retail and wholesale trade, transportation and storage, and manufacturing, with less-educated workers facing the biggest challenges. Read more: Americas Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Replaced by Robots

19:18

Kevin Barrett- The Debate Hunger Striking Palestinians ( + Video Updates and background) "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Fifty-one years after the first hunger strike was launched by prisoners of conscience in the apartheid era South Africa, Palestinian prisoners languishing in Israeli jails are in the midst of their own widespread hunger strike to bring attention to their mistreatment at the hands of the Israeli regime. The apartheid South Africa regime, to its

19:17

Clashes flare in al-Arroub refugee camp as Israeli soldiers attack schoolchildren "IndyWatch Feed World"

Clashes broke out on Sunday morning between Palestinian anti-occupation youth and the Israeli army near the main entrance to al-Arroub refugee camp, north of al-Khalil. Reporting from the scene, a PIC news correspondent said the Israeli occupation forces attacked Palestinian schoolchildren with randomly-shot spates of teargas canisters. Several young learners choked on teargas in the process and received urgent field treatment.

19:17

Would You Get Picked? New Pedigree Ad Turns The Tables On Dog Adoption "IndyWatch Feed World"

WHAT: A new ad from Pedigrees long-running Feed the Good campaign, that shows the emotional attachment of dog adoption goes both ways.

WHO: Pedigree, BBDO New York

WHY WE CARE: Its a classic role-reversal, like Freaky Friday, The Change-Up, or Like Father Like Son. Except, yknow, with orphaned dogs. Sort of. Anyway, the point is when that pooch walks in the kennel Pedigree knows your hearts about to grow a few sizes.

19:16

South Africa Matthews Phosa accepts nomination for ANC presidency "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa accepts nomination for ANC president from ANC ward 52 in Cape Town (James de Villiers, News24)

Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa accepts nomination for ANC president from ANC ward 52 in Cape Town (James de Villiers, News24)

Cape Town Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa on Saturday accepted the nomination for ANC president from ANC ward 52 at the Langa Sports complex in Cape Town, saying he can only accept the nomination if he is supported by a leadership that has the values of the ANC.

No individual can lead the ANC. [The ANC is] always led by a collective of comrades and I think we need to form that collective as we go towards December, Phosa said.

We [must] show that this collective is clean, understand the values of the ANC and promote those values not by lips, but by action and contact. If we put that collective together, my answer to the request [to be president] was and still is and still would be yes I am prepared to serve.

Nominations for ANC president officially opens in June, but several ANC leaders started campaigning. The election of the next president of the ANC is set to take place at a policy conference in December.

19:16

The Invisible Conservation Workers "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

What May Day narratives dont tell us about the role of the working class in conservation.

A porter in the Himalayas. Credit: Kiril Rusev/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A porter in the Himalayas. Credit: Kiril Rusev/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

May Day was not always International Workers Day. Before it became International Workers Day during the Second Communist International Congress in the 19th century, May Day was a traditional, temperate-region celebration of spring.

The onset of spring has conservationist connotations. Phenology, a conservation science branch that studies plant life-cycle events (like flowering and elevation) and climate influences, is closely linked to spring. In India, spring, referred to popularly as basant or vasantham, is also marked by festivities. Conservation biology texts or forest conservation debates will not mention workers and labour, neither do the entries on May Day mention conservation. Conservation science and practice has not acknowledged the foundational and facilitative roles of the working classes. Labour scholarship, policy and politics have neglected the invisible and unorganised labour involved in conservation science and official forest protection. The biologically and culturally diverse eastern Himalayas are an apt geography to locate this labour-conservation conundrum.

Mountain labour

Visual and narrative accounts of Himalayan labour are available from photographs, travelogues and descriptions of the social life of the British. In colonial narratives and visual representations of Darjeeling, for instance, the English portray themselves as an integral and indispensable part of the landscape, while local folk become the prominent other. Working classes, including indigenous Lepcha and Bhutia and migrant Nepali, served as porters for the British sahebs. They guarded forests against fires, especially the monoculture plantations of Cryptomeria, a Japanese coniferous tree.

In colonial and contemporary Darjeeling, tea workers form the dominant labour imagery. Such construction of labour misses its multifarious roles, then and now. Working classes have broken their backs not just for planters in tea gardens, but also for scientists and tourist...

19:15

The More Central Banks Print, The More Gold Silk Road Countries Will Buy "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The More Central Banks Print, The More Gold Silk Road Countries Will Buy by Egon von Greyerz Gold Switzerland To ride a bull market is like climbing a wall of worry. Most of the time the market seems to...

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19:12

Mali French forces kill militants in forest near Burkinabe border "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

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French soldiers on a military vehicle during the visit of the French president in Gao, northern Mali. 13 Jan 2017Image copyright AFP Image caption France has deployed about 4,000 soldiers in the region

France says its forces in West Africa have killed or captured more than 20 militants in a forest near Malis border with Burkina Faso.

A statement by its regional force said air and ground forces were involved. It did not identify the militant group.

A French soldier was killed in the area earlier this month.

Mali suffers frequent attacks by Islamist militants despite a French military operation in 2013 to drive jihadists from northern cities.

A French military spokesman said the militants had been targeted in the Foulsare forest, in the south-west of Gao province.

On Saturday, Malis National Assembly voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks.

Violence has also intensified in neighbouring Burkina Faso.

In December, 12 soldiers were killed in an attack by militants near Burkina Fasos border with Mali.

In January last year, 29 people, many of them foreigners, died in a attack on a hotel in the capital Ouagadougou.

France, the former colonial power in Mali, has deployed about 4,000 soldiers in the region to fight extremists.

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19:07

Sebastian Gorka to leave White House Accusations of links to far-right "IndyWatch Feed War"

Briton, who previously worked for Fox News and Breitbart, had been hired to sit on an advisory panel created by Steve Bannon

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Sebastian Gorka is out. Photograph: BBC

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(CNN) Sebastian Gorka, a controversial national security aide in the White House, is expected to leave his job, several administration officials confirm to CNN.

One senior administration official said Gorka is expected to find an opportunity outside the White House soon. Another said its possible he would take another job in the administration, but added its more likely he will leave altogether. That official said Gorka was simply generating too much controversy for the White House.
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Gorka is a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and has been working on the National Security Council and on the Strategic Initiatives Group, which Gorka has described as a focal point for task forces collaborating with people outside government.

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19:07

American Climate Refugees Could Flee Inland "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tim Radford / Climate News Network

The population of inland American cities will alter drastically if predictions of dramatic sea level rises by 2100 are correct, a new report suggests.


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19:06

Tasers Will Use Police Body Camera videos to 'Anticipate Criminal Activity' David Icke latest headlines

When civil liberties advocates discuss the dangers of new policing technologies, they often point to sci-fi films like RoboCop and Minority Report as cautionary tales. In RoboCop, a massive corporation purchases Detroits entire police department. After one of its officers gets fatally shot on duty, the company sees an opportunity to save on labor costs by reanimating the officers body with sleek weapons, predictive analytics, facial recognition, and the ability to record and transmit live video. Although intended as a grim allegory of the pitfalls of relying on untested, proprietary algorithms to make lethal force decisions, RoboCop has long been taken by corporations as a roadmap. And no company has been better poised than Taser International, the worlds largest police body camera vendor, to turn the films ironic vision into an earnest reality. In 2010, Tasers longtime vice president Steve Tuttle proudly predicted to GQ that once police can search a crowd for outstanding warrants using real-time face recognition, every cop will be RoboCop. Now Taser has announced that it will provide any police department in the nation with free body cameras, along with a year of free data storage, training, and support. The companys goal is not just to corner the camera market, but to dramatically increase the video streaming into its servers. Read more: Tasers Will Use Police Body Camera videos to Anticipate Criminal Activity

19:05

Inside the May/Juncker Dinner about Brexit "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

A German Newspaper FAZ has an extensive report on the meeting between the European Commission President, Jean Claude Juncker and Theresa May just last week. It has been reported that the meeting did not go well but just how bad was not know until yesterday.

Jeremy Cliffe of the Economist in Berlin has very kindly transcribed the meeting on his Twitter feed and here are the total exchanges from the article as transcribed by Forbes where you can find the extensive report. I have hightlighted some of the key passages

Todays FAZ report on Mays disastrous dinner with Juncker briefed by senior Commission sources -is absolutely damning.

May had said she wanted to talk not just Brexit but also world problems; but in practice it fell to Juncker to propose one to discuss.

May has made clear to the Commission that she fully expects to be reelected as PM.

It is thought [in the Commission] that May wants to frustrate the daily business of the EU27, to improve her own negotiating position.

May seemed pissed off at Davis for regaling her dinner guests of his ECJ case against her data retention measures-three times.

EU side were astonished at Mays suggestion that EU/UK expats issue could be sorted at EU Council meeting at the end of June. Juncker objected to this timetable as way too optimistic given complexities, eg on rights to health care.

Juncker pulled two piles of paper from his bag: Croatias EU entry deal, Canadas free trade deal. His point: Brexit will be v v complex.

May wanted to work through the Brexit talks in monthly, 4-day blocks; all confidential until the end of the process. Commission said impossible to reconcile this with need to square off member states & European Parliament, so documents must be published.

EU side felt May was seeing whole thing through rose-tinted-glasses. Let us make Brexit a success she told them. Juncker countered that Britain will now be a third state, not even (like Turkey) in the customs union: Brexit cannot be a success.

May seemed surprised by this and seemed to the EU side not to have been fully briefed. She cited her own JHA opt-out negotiations as home sec as a model: a mutually useful agreement meaning lots on paper, little in reality. Mays reference to the JHA (justice and home affairs) opt-outs set off alarm signals for the EU side. This was what they had feared. I.e., as home sec May opted out of EU measures (p...

19:01

Video: Macrons campaign accuses RT of spreading fake news, dodges requests for clarification "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

RT will apparently not be given access to Emmanuel Macrons campaign, according to a spokesperson for the presidential candidate. The supposed reason is Via Youtube

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19:00

How money is created "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

How money is created Deutsche Bundesbank Frankfurt am Main | 25.04.2017   How money is created Since the Eurosystem launched its accommodative non-standard monetary policy measures, the central bank reserves of commercial banks in the euro area have gone up sharply, more than seven-fold within a period of not quite ten years. At the same

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19:00

Ive Planned The Met Gala For The Last 8 Years. Heres What Ive Learned "IndyWatch Feed World"

Sylvana Durrett is out of breath, but thats not completely due to a massive workload. The cofounder of the newly launched clothing e-tailer Maisonette is simultaneously working her other job as Vogues special projects consultant. Her main responsibility right now: Planning the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institute Benefitalso known as the Met Galathats happening on May 1. Oh, and shes nearly 34 weeks pregnant with her third child.

This is no small feat.

For the uninitiated, the Met Gala is a sumptuous, star-studded charity event that revolves around a central exhibition in the Costume Institute. (This years cohosts are Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams.) The 2017 event celebrates the Japanese avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo, marking the Institutes first monographic show on a living designer since 1983. The gala plays host to upwards of 600 guests, but the size varies from year to year. Durrett would not discuss any numbers, but tickets for the invite-only party in 2016 cost $30,000 a piece, and tables went for $275,000. Not everyone purchases a ticket. Brands will invite celebrities, and the galas chairwoman and Vogues editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, invites up-and-coming designers.

However, under the supervision of Wintour, Durrett is the one managing every aspect of pulling this off, from schematics to seating charts. Her efforts behind the scenes were part of the documentary First Monday in May, which chronicled the planning of the Mets China exhibit and the accompanying gala. Durrett was lauded as a scene stealer. A more appropriate word might have been steeler, for her unwavering calm in the face of bringing together such disparate elements as negotiating a performance fee with Rihanna and orchestrating the installation of a 30-foot-tall porcelain vase constructed of thousands of white and blue roses.

Durrett has been heading up the planni...

19:00

Iraqi Commander Vows to Complete Capture of Mosul in May "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Iraqi men walk past a damaged building after the end of the battles between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants at their district in western Mosul, Iraq, April 30, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed

Baghdad: An Iraqi commander expects to dislodge ISIS from Mosul in May despite resistance from militants in the densely populated Old City district.

The battle should be completed in a maximum of three weeks, the armys chief of staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, was quoted as saying by state-run newspaper al-Sabah on Sunday.

A US-led international coalition is providing air and ground support for the offensive in Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq, which fell to hard-line Sunni Muslim fighters in June 2014.

ISIS has lost most of the city since the offensive began in October and is now surrounded in the northwestern districts, including the historic Old City centre.

The UN believes up to half a million people remain in the area, 400,000 of whom are in the Old City with little food, water and medicine.

The militants have dug in among the civilians, often launching deadly counter-attacks to repel forces closing in on the Old Citys Grand al-Nuri Mosque, from where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria.

The hardline group persecuted non-Sunni communities and inflicted harsh punishments on Sunnis who do not abide by its extreme interpretation of Islam.

A smoke rises as Iraqi forces fight ISIS militants in western Mosul, Iraq, April 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Slavery

A group of 36 Yazidi survivors has been rescued after three years of slavery under ISISs rule, the UN said on Sunday.

Since Friday, the women and girls from the group have received lodging, clothing, medical and psychol...

19:00

Labor "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Today, we ride on the backs of those who fought for rights, for pay, for safe and fair treatment. You all will note that I'm a far piece from being a communist, but the labor movement had its day and it was hard fought at times.

Most of us were not born into sharecropper families in the antebellum South nor were we born into coal country in the late 1800's. I grew up poor. Maybe poorer than any of you who read this blog. Maybe not. It's difficult to measure, isn't it. We were culturally rich - but in a poor part of a poor state, and I was raised by grandparents. However, nothing in the US in our lifetimes compares with what came before. There were coal mines about fifty miles away from the area where I grew up. A lot of the men worked there because it was a union (United Mine Workers) job with union pay and benefits -- but still a coal mine. Hard dirty work.

In the 1800's after the War of Northern Aggression in West Virginia, it wasn't easy to be a coal miner. For starters, mining wasn't just a job, it was a way of life and a hard way of life. You lived in a company town, bought all your food and supplies at the company store, were paid in company script instead of cash. The coal company sent your kids to the company school, you read the company paper, obeyed the company-employed police, etc.

How would I have reacted if I'd been placed in that situation? How would you, dear readers? It's worth thinking about it on May 1, which is not Labor Day in the US. Still rights were and are hard won, and we all benefit from it.

Usually these events are glossed over or avoided all together in institutions of higher learning, but there were wars. The Battle of Blair Mountain, for example, was and still is the most violent labor confrontation in history, in which union-supporting coal miners fought against local government and a coal company-funded militia, eventually involving the U.S. Army.

When nearly 10,000 miners finally went on strike, their protests were largely nonviolent. That changed when mine operators called in the notorious Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency to break up the strike. Over 300 hard, armed men descended on the area on behalf of Baldwin-Felts. Beatings were common. Sniper attacks and sabotage were also used. Miners were forcefully taken from their hom...

19:00

A referendum over ruling Turkey or over ruling the world? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The huge concern about the referendum from Western and Arab writers came from the same people who embraced Egypt's coup

18:59

Angels Merkel, in Saudi Arabia, Calls for an End to Saudi-Led Airstrikes in Yemen Saudi Arabia Says: We can do without more German weapons "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

A Saudi official has told Der Spiegel magazine that good relations with Berlin come before arms deals. This comes as Chancellor Merkel, on a visit to the kingdom, called for an end to Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.

Saudi-Arabien Angela Merkel, Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz (picture-alliance/AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency)

Saudi Arabia intends to refrain in future from asking for more weapons from Germany, and to concentrate instead on economic cooperation in other sectors, according to an interview in the German news magazine Der Spiegel published on Sunday.

We accept the German reticence with regard to exports to Saudi Arabia; we know the political background, Saudi Deputy Economy Minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri told the magazine.

 Merkel: No military solution in Yemen

We will not cause any more problems for the German government with new requests for weapons, he added.

Al-Tuwaijri said the reason for the change was a desire for closer cooperation with Berlin in areas other than arms, with Riyadh aiming to make Germany one of its very most important economic partners.

Relations with Germany are much more important to us than arguing about weapons deals, he said.

Controversial but lucrative issue

German weapons deals with Saudi Arabia have been controversial for many years, with the kingdom frequently the target of criticism for its poor human rights record.

Among other issues, the countrys involvement in the long-running war in Yemen, in which many civilians have died in airstrikes carried out by warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, has r....

18:56

People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Why have sightings of unidentified flying objects around the nation more than tripled since 2001? Why did they spike in Texas in 2008, or in New Mexico in September 2015? These questions and many others emerge from the first comprehensive statistical summary of so-called close encounters: 121,036 eyewitness accounts, organized county by county in each state and the District of Columbia, from 2001 to 2015. The unlikely compendium, U.F.O. Sightings Desk Reference, is the work of a couple in Syracuse, who crunched unruly data on U.F.O. reports collected by two volunteer organizations: the Mutual U.F.O. Network, or Mufon, and the National U.F.O. Reporting Center, or Nuforc. It is the reference U.F.O. researchers dreamed of having, Gordon G. Spear, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at Sonoma State University ... writes in the foreword. Rebutting a common perception that U.F.O. sightings are on the wane, the Costas book shows that sightings have risen in waves, to 11,868 nationwide in 2015 from 3,479 in 2001. Only a small fraction of sightings are actually reported to Mufon or Nuforc. The Costas refrain from speculating on what exactly is happening. For the U.F.O. enthusiast, the pages of graphs and charts are a treasure trove of hard-to-find detail. The arduous breakdown by the nations more than 3,000 counties was notable for revealing clusters of sightings in ... places where U.F.O.s are almost never mentioned. But every county in the United States appears to have seen at least one U.F.O.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing UFO news articles from reliable major media sources. Then explore the excellent, reliable resources provided in our UFO Information Center.

Banned In Germany: Kids' Doll Is Labeled An Espionage Device "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

A doll called My Friend Cayla listens a little too well, according to German regulators who say the toy is essentially a stealthy espionage device that shares what it hears and is also vulnerable to takeover by third parties. "Cayla ist verboten in Deutschland," says Jochen Homann, the president of Germany's Federal Network Agency (the Bundessnetzagentur), announcing a ban on the doll in Germany on Friday. His agency oversees electronic privacy as part of its telecommunications mandate. Cayla looks like an everyday doll and gives no notice that it collects and transmits everything it hears - in this case, to [Nuance], a voice-recognition company in the U.S. whose other customers include intelligence agencies. The My Friend Cayla doll remains for sale in the U.S., including via Amazon. Much of what the German agency says echoes the concerns of privacy and consumer advocates in the U.S., who filed a complaint against Cayla during the recent Christmas shopping season. They criticized the scope of what the Internet-connected toy captures, as well as the vulnerabilities it poses for users who link the doll with their smartphones. Consumer groups have also criticized the doll for its habit of praising commercial products, in what's often seen as a stealth marketing campaign that targets children. "For example, Cayla will happily talk about how much she loves different Disney movies," Norway's Consumer Council says. "Meanwhile, the app-provider has a commercial relationship with Disney."

Note: The use of artificial intelligence in a new Barbie doll generated controversy in 2015, while a New York Times article from that same year called "smart objects" a "train wreck in privacy and security". For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corporate corruption and the disappearance of privacy.

Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes - mixed with cannabis oil. Noa is part of the first clinical trial in the world to test the benefits of medicinal marijuana for young people with autism, a potential breakthrough. There is anecdotal evidence that marijuanas main non-psychoactive compound - cannabidiol or CBD - helps children in ways no other medication has. Now this first-of-its-kind scientific study is trying to determine if the link is real. Israel is ...one of just three countries with a government-sponsored medical cannabis program, along with Canada and the Netherlands. Conducting cannabis research is also less expensive here and easier under Israeli laws, particularly compared to the United States. Autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders, affecting 1 in 68 children in the United States. Only two medications have been approved in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the symptoms of autism. Both are antipsychotic drugs that are not always effective and carry serious side effects. Adi Aran, the pediatric neurologist leading the study, said nearly all the participants previously took antipsychotics and nearly half responded negatively. Anecdotal reports of autistic children who benefited from cannabis ... led Aran to pursue more scientific testing. After seeing positive results in 70 of his autistic patients in an observational study, Aran said, OK we need to do a clinical trial."

Note: Dozens of studies have found evidence that CBD can treat epilepsy as well as a range of other illnesses. While more people are arrested in the US for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined and the US federal government continues to regard non-psychoactive CBD as a dangerous drug, the UK government recently announced it will regulate CBD as medicine. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing health news articles from reliable major media sources.

Diet Sodas May Raise Risk of Dementia and Stroke, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

People who drink diet sodas daily have three times the risk of stroke and dementia compared to people who rarely drink them, researchers reported Thursday. It's yet another piece of evidence that diet drinks are not a healthy alternative to sugary drinks, and suggests that people need to limit both, doctors said. The researchers, led by Matthew Pase ... and colleagues, studied more than 4,000 people for their report, published in the journal Stroke. "We found that those people who were consuming diet soda on a daily basis were three times as likely to develop both stroke and dementia within the next 10 years as compared to those who did not consume diet soda," Pase told NBC News. "Our study provides further evidence to link consumption of artificially sweetened beverages with the risk of stroke," the team wrote. "To our knowledge, our study is the first to report an association between daily intake of artificially sweetened soft drink and an increased risk of both all-cause dementia and dementia because of Alzheimer's disease." The team did not find the same risk for sugar-sweetened beverages. But they found other troubling signs. "Those who more frequently consume sugary beverages such as fruit juices and sodas had greater evidence of accelerated brain aging such as overall smaller brain volumes, they had poorer memory function and they also had smaller hippocampus, which is an area of the brain important for memory consolidation," Pase said.

Note: Previous research has linked diet soda with abdominal fat gain, as well as found a variety of serious health risks to be associated with the popular artificial sweetener aspartame. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing health news articles from reliable major media sources.

Former Spain central bank chief investigated for failed IPO "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Spains National Court is summoning the former heads of Spains central bank and the stock market watchdog to be questioned for failing to stop the disastrous flotation of a savings bank that had to be bailed out. Eight officials, including former Bank of Spain governor Miguel Angel Fernandez Ordonez and Julio Seguro, the former president of market regulator CNMV, allegedly failed to stop Bankias listing in 2011 despite repeated warnings the bank was unviable, according to an investigation led by the courts magistrates. Created by merging the assets of seven struggling Spanish banks, Bankia offered shares in an initial public offering in July 2011 and initially reported a profit for the year of 309 million euro ($327 million.) Months later, it amended its statements to show a 3 billion euro loss. The lender was nationalized in 2012 after a rescue that cost Spanish taxpayers around 22 billion euros ($23 billion). Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato stepped down as chairman of Bankia at the time of the IPO. Rato since has been investigated in separate, but related cases of alleged corruption. Internal central bank reports made clear the savings banks severe and growing problems of profitability, liquidity and solvency, a court order issued Monday stated.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in government and in the financial industry.

Suit: Wells Fargo targeted undocumented immigrants for accounts "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Wells Fargo branches across the country deliberately targeted undocumented immigrants to open savings and checking accounts in order to meet aggressive sales goals, according to court documents. In sworn declarations obtained by ... attorney Joseph Cotchett, former employees describe a scheme in which Spanish-speaking colleagues would visit places they knew were frequented by immigrants (including construction sites and a 7-Eleven), drive them to a branch and persuade them to open an account. Some employees would give the immigrants $10 apiece to start an account. The alleged scheme ... raises fresh questions about whether bank employees merely deceived customers by opening accounts in their names - or further crossed a line. Under federal law, banks must verify the identities of customers. Given Wells Fargos well-documented rush to hit sales goals, experts say its quite possible that employees did not follow procedures. In any case, targeting immigrants to hit sales goals should have raised red flags. The documents were filed Wednesday as part of a shareholder lawsuit filed ... in San Francisco Superior Court against Wells Fargos top executives. Last year, the San Francisco banking giant admitted that thousands of employees created up to 2 million fraudulent accounts in the names of real consumers without their consent. Wells Fargo ultimately fired CEO John Stumpf and paid $185 million in fines.

Note: Read more about the massive fraud perpetrated by Wells Fargo. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing banking corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Former Police Chief Has A Plan For 'How To Fix America's Police' "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper says in his book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police that policing is in crisis. He says more emphasis needs to be put on community policing. "Policing is broken. Tragically, it has been broken from the very beginning of the institution. It has evolved as a paramilitary, bureaucratic, organizational arrangement that distances police officers from the communities they've been sworn to protect and serve," [said Stamper]. "We've got to find a way to build trust. And that's not going to happen as a result of some cosmetic public relations approach. The ... problem, I think, is that police officers in the United States believe that they must maintain control from beginning to end of every single contact they make. They're taught that by their culture. In some cases, they're taught that in the police academy. We've also militarized American law enforcement beyond all measure. The drug [war] has contributed dramatically to the militarization of policing. If you're engaged in a war, you have to have an enemy. You also have to have propaganda. You don't fight wars without enemies and propaganda. And so we've taught our cops that they're on the front lines of an occupational force. And I would argue that they lose control when they embrace that attitude.

Note: Watch an inspiring four-minute video of this courageous man. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing police corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Drug Prices in the U.S. Are Ridiculous "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Public money and public universities boost Big Pharmas profits, so shouldnt the public be able to afford the drugs? Almost 1 in 2 people used a prescription drug in the past month, and more than 1 in 5 used three or more. As the population ages and deals with more chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and depression, the percentage of people needing prescription medicines is growing. But what really sets us apart is how much they cost. Medicines in the US cost 2 to 6 times more than the rest of the world. 1 in 5 Americans - 35 million people - do not get their prescriptions filled because they don't have enough money. Big Pharma says high prices are necessary to invest in breakthrough research. But corporations don't actually do much of that, [and] have shifted money away from new-drug research to quick-profit minor variations on proven moneymakers. So who funds new-drug and breakthrough-drug research? Taxpayers. 84% of new-drug research is funded by the government. The public also subsidizes drug research through generous R&D tax credits. Using public research (plus charging high prices) gives corporations big profits. Drug companies' annual stock returns are twice the standard.

Note: A comprehensive infographic showing Big Pharma's preferential treatment by US regulators can be found at the link above. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in government and in the pharmaceutical industry.

The Day You Changed The Economy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Despite the urgings of all of the worlds great religions, neoliberalism, the economic narrative that now runs the world, has convinced us that greed is good. The sole goal of the economy and business, it says, is to generate financial wealth. Markets are perfect and all of us individualistically maximizing our own desires will somehow deliver a world that works. Except that it didnt. Today eight men have as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion humans on earth. The middle class is sinking into poverty with mothers working two jobs to support their families, while proponents of austerity cut social services to give greater tax benefits to the richest one percent. The rich call themselves job creators. But they invest not in new companies, but in financial instruments that benefit the big banks. So in 2016 the bonuses paid to Wall St. bankers, if shared among minimum wage earners, would have doubled the minimum wage. Just the bonuses. The old narrative is based on ... assumptions that scientists now reject. Psychologists, evolutionary biologists, anthropologists and others find that most people are not greedy, rugged individualists. We seek to meet our needs, but more, people seek goodness, connection, and caring. We desire to be rewarded for meaningful contributions with a decent living. We are not mostly motivated to acquire wealth. To thrive, businesses and society must pivot toward a new purpose: shared well-being on a healthy planet.

Note: The above article was written in support of the Regenerative Future Summit, which will take place in May 2017 in Boulder, Colorado. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corporate corruption and income inequality.

For First Time Since 1800s, Britain Goes a Day Without Burning Coal for Electricity "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity. Coal powered Britain into the industrial age and into the 21st century, contributing greatly to the pea souper fogs that were thought for decades to be a natural phenomenon of the British climate. For many living in the mining towns up and down the country, it was not just the backbone of the economy but a way of life. But the industry has been in decline for some time. The last deep coal mine closed in December 2015, though open cast mining has continued. Reducing the worlds reliance on coal and increasing the use of renewable energy sources like solar and wind power have long been part of proposals to prevent the worst consequences of climate change. Now on a path to phase out coal-fired power generation altogether by 2025, Britain, also the home of the first steam engine, is currently closing coal plants and stepping up generation from cleaner natural gas and renewables, like wind and solar. Some countries have already left coal behind in power generation. In Switzerland, Belgium and Norway, every day is a coal-free day, Carlos Fernndez Alvarez, a coal analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris, pointed out. In the United States, where coal still accounts for about 30 percent of power generation, Vermont and Idaho are the only coal-free states, and California is close behind, he said.

Note: In the US, the solar power industry now employs more workers than the coal, oil and natural gas industries combined.

Prisoners give back, train puppies to guide blind, deaf "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Nico is one of 11 puppies in the Leader Dogs for the Blind Prison Puppies program, trained by 23 inmates at the Macomb Correctional Facility in New Haven. At the ... all-male prison, its common to see inmates toting puppies on leashes through the grounds, eating in the Chow Hall with a lab or golden retriever by their side and passing time with a four-legged cellmate, who takes up a share of the 8-foot-by-11-foot space. Hes with us 24/7, said [Mario] Carines, whos raising Nico with teammate James Fuson. The puppy is a blessing, he said, explaining that since the dogs arrived last summer, the morale of both the inmates and staff has improved. Seeing animals around when the program first began, guys couldnt believe it. I hadnt seen a dog in 22 years, he said. Prison Puppies started in 2002. Leader Dog coordinators noticed a difference in the success rate. Up to 60 percent of puppies raised in prisons become leader dogs, assisting the blind or deaf; the graduation rate of puppies outside prisons is about 45 percent. Many of our dogs raised in correctional facilities go on to ... have long-term successful working careers as guide dogs, said [program coordinator] Melissa Spooner. Prison Puppies is a win-win-win, Spooner said, since it benefits the recipient, Leader Dog and 108 inmates in the voluntary year-long program. In fact, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found only 17 percent of inmates in Prison Puppies return to prison after being released. The national recidivism rate is about 50 percent.

Note: Watch an inspiring short video of this inspiring program.

Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The biggest study into the issue linked using two wheels with a halving of the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The ... study compared people who had an "active" commute with those who were mostly stationary. Overall, 2,430 of those studied died, 3,748 were diagnosed with cancer and 1,110 had heart problems. But, during the course of the study, regular cycling cut the risk of death from any cause by 41%, the incidence of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%. The cyclists clocked an average of 30 miles per week, but the further they cycled the greater the health boon. Walking cut the odds of developing heart disease but the benefit was mostly for people walking more than six miles per week. "This is really clear evidence that people who commute in an active way, particularly by cycling, were at lower risk," Dr Jason Gill, from the University of Glasgow, told the BBC News website. People who combined cycling and public transport in their commute also showed health benefits. Clare Hyde from Cancer Research UK said: "This study helps to highlight the potential benefits of building activity into your everyday life. "You don't need to join a gym or run the marathon. "Anything that gets you a bit hot and out of breath ... can help make a difference."

Note: This study was published in the British Medical Journal. Explore a treasure trove of concise summaries of incredibly inspiring news articles which will inspire you to make a difference.

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Canada's largest province is experimenting with giving poor people a basic income with no strings attached. The three-year study will test whether this basic income is better than current social welfare programmes. Randomly selected participants living in three communities in Ontario will be given at least C$16,989 ($12,600, 9,850) a year to live on. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said it is time to be "bold" in figuring out how to help society's most vulnerable. Ontario is not the only one trying this policy out. Finland recently launched its own trial in January, and the Scottish government has expressed interest. The idea is popular with both progressives and libertarians alike because it has the potential to reduce poverty and cut out red tape. Ontario's pilot project will roll out in Hamilton and Thunder Bay this spring, and Lindsay this fall. The program will cost C$50m a year, and will include 4,000 households from across those three communities. Participants must have lived in one of the areas for over a year, be between 18-64 and be living on a lower income. Single adults will be given a yearly income of C$16,989, while couples will earn C$24,027, minus 50% of any income earned from a job. By allowing people to keep part of their earnings, the government hopes people will be encouraged to work and not rely solely on assistance. "It's not an extravagant sum by any means," Wynne said, noting that many people who are struggling in the province are employed part-time and need additional assistance to make ends meet.

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U.S. meeting on ocean conservation nets $5.3 billion in pledges "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

International participants at a high-level conference on the world's oceans pledged more than $5.3 billion for conservation and designated vast areas as protected waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday. More than 90 countries took part in the two-day conference, the third of its kind, in an effort to galvanize attention to the dangers that pollution, climate change and over-fishing may pose to the world's oceans. More than 1.3 million square miles (3.4 million square km) gained protected designation. The United States and more than 20 countries joined on Thursday at the conference to create 40 marine sanctuaries around the world to protect the oceans. They limit commercial fishing, oil exploration and other activities that affect ocean ecosystems. President Barack Obama also designated the first U.S. marine reserve in the Atlantic Ocean: 4,913 square miles (12,724 square km) known for underwater mountains and canyons off the coast of New England. The announcement was part of more than 136 new initiatives unveiled during the event. Kerry, speaking to a Georgetown University audience on Friday as part of the conference, stressed the health of the world's oceans for national security and global stability. "This is life and death. This is national security. It is international security," he said, saying nearly 50 percent of the world depends on food from the ocean and 12 percent of the world's work force relies on the ocean for their livelihood.

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18:56

PERTH Policeman to fight child sex abuse charges "IndyWatch Feed National"

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18:54

Funny bird photos "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 25 April 2017 video from Zuid-Holland province in the Netherlands shows funny bird photos.

18:53

Indian Railways to Use Radio-Frequency Tags to Track Coaches "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A worker cleans a stationed train at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Mukesh Gupta/Files

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will use radio-frequency identification tags (RFID) for tracking of wagons, coaches and locomotives to ensure effective and transparent functioning.

Leveraging information technology in a big way, the public transporter has issued instructions for equipping all wagons with RFID tags to begin with.

There are about 2.25 lakh wagons, 50,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives in the railways. Railways have sanctioned Rs 57 crore for the first phase of rollout of the system.

The tag designed by the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) is estimated to cost Rs 1,000 per tag.

Using RFID devices, it will be easier for the railways to know the exact position of wagons, locomotives and coaches.

Currently, such data is maintained manually, which leaves scope for errors.

While the RFID tag will be fitted in the rolling stock, trackside readers will be installed at stations and key points along the tracks to read the tag from a distance of about two meters and transmit the wagon identity over a network to a central computer.

In this way, each moving wagon can be identified and its movement tracked.

With the introduction of RFID, the issue of shortage of wagons, locomotives and coaches is expected to be addressed in a more transparent and expeditious manner, said a senior railway ministry official involved with the automatic vehicle identification project.

At the time of wagon condemnation, RFID tags have to be removed and can be reused as they have a life of 25 years.

Henceforth it would be a standard practice for all new wagons coming out of manufacturing units to be equipped with RFID tags.

RFID devices will be used for freight maintenance management, locomotive management and coach maintenance management so as to ensure more effective and transparent functioning, the official said.

Railways had implemented the RFID system on the Vishakhapatnam-Talcher-Paradeep section as a pilot project.

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18:53

Turkish police fire tear gas in clashes with May Day protesters "IndyWatch Feed War"

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18:48

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg - NATO may boost its presence & prolong 'training' mission in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed World"

NATO is considering sending additional military personnel to Afghanistan and increasing the timeframe of the deployment in the view of the "challenging security situation," the alliance's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, told the German Die Welt daily. The additional troops are expected to join the NATO Resolute Support mission which it says is aimed at training, assisting and advising Afghan security forces in their fight against violent insurgents and various extremist groups. The 'training' mission, after the majority of 'combat' troops were withdrawn, currently involves 13,000 servicemen, with around 8,400 of them being from the US. The decision concerning further troops deployment is to be taken by June, Stoltenberg told Die Welt. The military alliance is also expected to approve a new prolonged deployment procedure, he said. Instead of extending the mission every year, NATO would prolong it for a "longer term" to be able to develop long-term strategies.

18:47

Scandal of 15 Million taxpayers cash WASTED in anti-smoking classes in CORRUPT countries David Icke latest headlines

In a move branded astonishing, the Department of Health is giving 15million in taxpayers money to a host of regimes with appalling human rights records. Critics said taxpayers cash was being handed out like confetti at a time the NHS faced the worst funding crisis in its history. The money will go to countries where political unrest is rife as part of the foreign aid budget. Those set to receive the antismoking cash include Cambodia, Chad, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Jordan, Madagascar, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Cabo Verde, Sri Lanka and Zambia. Read more: Scandal of 15 Million taxpayers cash WASTED in anti-smoking classes in CORRUPT countries

18:47

Merkel: Some in Britain still have illusions Jean-Claude Juncker: Theresa May is deluded Theresa May rejects Brussels hardline Brexit demands "IndyWatch Feed War"

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By Frances Coppola, CONTRIBUTOR, Forbes

I write about banking, finance and economics.

The UKs eventual exit from the EU is looking more and more likely to be a train wreck. The Brexiteers in Prime Minister Theresa Mays administration are living in a fantasy world. And although May herself comes across as sensible and pragmatic, it now appears that she is as deluded as they are.

Last Wednesday, April 25th, May met the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, for dinner in London. Senior members of the British and EU negotiating teams were also present.

The dinner was a total disaster. But just how badly it went, at least from the European Commissions point of view, has only just been revealed.

LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 26: Britains Prime Minister, Theresa May stands with European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker at the front door of 10 Downing Street on April 26, 2017 in London, England. Prime Minister May is to hold her first major talks with E.U leaders since calling a general election in a bid to strengthen her position in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

As is its wont, the Commission has expressed its anger in the press. Although it has previously used the British press to communicate its views on Brexit, this time it has opted to use a German newspaper. An article in the print edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ) reveals details of the proceedings at the dinner. It is in...

18:46

CoreLogic releases April figures "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

April figures released

A moderate +0.1 per cent gain in dwelling values was reported for April by CoreLogic.

It was the 17th consecutive monthly gain. 

The index will likely decline in May as it often has each year since 2012. 

Over the year to April 2017 the fastest capital growth was recorded by Sydney (+16 per cent) and then Melbourne (+15.3 per cent), and the weakest was seen in the resources capitals of Perth (-6 per cent) and Darwin (-2.3 per cent). 

The combined capital cities recorded 11.2 per cent capital growth over the year to a median dwelling price of $625,800.

Over the ten years to April 2017 CoreLogic reports the following compound annual growth rates by capital city. 


Source: CoreLogic

18:45

This Week in Stupid (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

This Week in Stupid Video Sargon of Akkad The political unrest isnt going away, its only going to get worse. Addressing the issues honestly is the only way to solve it. Video Source

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18:45

Who Is Interested in a Conflict in North Korea? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In case of war with North Korea, the US would face a military challenge as perhaps never before in the last seventy years. This is why a conventional deterrence is actually more important than the nuclear one if we break down a realistic war scenario. The downside is that the DPRK is fully aware that if it responded to a US attack, even in a limited way and only on military targets, it would be flagged as an aggressor, paving the way for a larger foreign intervention.

18:43

Australia first, Islam second Imam cops abuse visiting Lakemba with Channel 7 crew "IndyWatch Feed National"

It's hard to believe this is Australia - even harder for me to understand the mentality that would drive these reactions to someone who puts Australia first. Thanks to Jason Morrison for both the tip about this and for commissioning the story. We need to know what we're up against....

18:42

Soldiers Kill Seven Suspected Gang Members in Gun Battle in Mexico "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Mexican drug cartels violence has been increasing greatly of late. Here the navy seizes drugs and weapons from the Las Zetas drug trafficking organisation. Credit: Jorge Lopez/Reuters.

Mexico City: Mexican soldiers killed seven suspected gang members in a weekend gun battle in the north of the country, the Chihuahua state attorney generals office said on Sunday, April 30.

According to a statement on the attorney generals website, a convoy of 15 soldiers was passing near the town of La Grulla in Chihuahua state around 2 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Saturday when a group of men opened fire on them.

Five people died at the scene and one more was killed a short distance away, the statement said. Another man was found dead four km from the scene.

The suspected gang members were wearing bulletproof vests and carrying assault rifles, the statement said.

Chihuahua state, which borders the US, has suffered from years of drug-related gang violence. Across Mexico, more than 100,000 people have been killed since 2007.

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18:42

The future were building and boring "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TEDs Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

18:41

Samoa accepted into V20 group "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The IV Ministerial Dialogue of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group welcomed five new members to the Group and discussed measures to realize the V20 Action Plan that aims to address the tailored finance solutions that V20 countries need to pursue climate act

The V20 Action Plans objective is to address the special needs of V20 countries and unlock the full potential of vulnerable countries to pursue climate action, enhance security, maximize co-benefits and opportunities, and in doing so, inspire others around the world.

It also aims to avoid further indebtedness of vulnerable countries, enhance their national capacity and readiness, and help to remove barriers for delivering and mobilizing finance.

In the communiqu issued at the conclusion of the ministerial meeting, the V20 countries, inter alia:

decide to establish a task force of independent experts to assess the financial requirements for climate action consistent with the Paris Agreement;
request the World Bank to provide V20 members with capacity building and financial support to develop their institutional capacity as a part of their broader fiscal risk management agenda and to support the activities of the V20 working groups on climate risk;
urge the Group of Twenty (G20) countries to deliver their long-term low-emissions development strategies before 2020; and
resolve to establish a technical committee to develop multi-country financing initiatives towards the advancement the V20 Action Plan.
The V20 countries also welcome the US$100 billion roadmap presented by developed countries outlining a pathway to achieve their climate finance mobilization target and look forward to further clarification on the extent to which the Roadmaps contributions will be new and additional resources. In the communiqu, they further: reaffirm the need to increase prioritization of adaptation finance; welcome the recommendations from the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; call for market distorting fossil fuel production subsidies to be removed immediately and no later than 2020; and call on the G20 to lead with the V20 to aim to subject all emissions to carbon pricing.

The V20 officially confirmed the membership of Colombia, Lebanon, The Gambia, Palestine and Samoa. It also announced the future chairmanship of the Marshall Islands from October 2018. The group is currently chaired by Ethiopia.

The V20 met in a....

18:41

Hawaii May Restrict Use of Oxybenzone "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Popular Science tells the story of proposed legislation which would provide that (quoted from the bill)

No person shall use or apply sunscreen, sunblock, or cosmetic containing any oxybenzone while on a beach or in the ocean.

The article seems to imply a broader ban, saying

[...] Hawaii's ban, if successful, would be unusual for its scaleit would be state wide, across all of the islands, affecting even those who may never set foot in the ocean.

The bill, it says, is motivated by studies indicating that oxybenzone (also known as benzophenone-3), can harm coral.

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18:37

Osmania University Centenary Celebrations Worsen Feud Between Students and KCR "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

KCR appears to have reneged on key promises made to Osmania students, who played a key role in the Telangana movement.

On April 26, Osmania University celebrated its centenary. Credit: Twitter

Hyderabad: The much awaited and publicised centenary celebrations of Osmania University ended in controversy on Wednesday, April 26, without the customary speeches by the hosts, chancellor and governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Telangana chief minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR).

The chief guest, President Pranab Mukherjee, finished his speech hurriedly. The entire occasion was tense and lacked the usual revelry. The event wrapped up in a matter of 40 minutes. The vice chancellor welcomed the gathering. The president delivered his speech. The registrar proposed a vote of thanks. And that was that. Instead of being a grand affair, the function ended as a damp squib.

The reason for KCRs silence at the event is said to be reports that suggested the Osmania student community would raise slogans and disturb his speech at the event, unhappy with his governments education and employment policy.

When asked about KCR and Narasimhans silence, Osmania vice chancellor S. Ramachandram said, There is absolutely no politics. The celebrations have been a grand success and students have also cooperated fully. I dont know why they did not speak. We rescheduled the program on instructions from state government and also the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Tight security to prevent dissent

In perhaps a first at any educational institution across the country, fingerprint scanning linked with Aadhaar data was used as an entry mechanism for the inauguration of the centenary celebrations of the university.

The varsity, expecting close to 20,000 participants, including alumni, had made online registration mandatory and Aadhaar number was needed for this. The move, whetted by the state intelligence, was aimed at keeping known activists from the BJP, Left parties and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) away. The move was to prevent protests and sloganeering against KCR. City police also said they had rounded up over 100 student activists and had restrained them in their hostel rooms until the VVIPs left campus. Of t...

18:35

Burial dispute ends up in Tonga Supreme Court "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

An unprecedented Supreme Court fight over possession of a womans body has been finally resolved after her mother withdrew her petition before Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen in Nukualofa, Tonga.

The body of Susana Lovely Vunga Lolohea was finally buried in Matahau on Monday, April 17 and not in the United States like her mothers wish.

Kaniva news reports the court was told Susana told her husband Iseki Lolohea of Navutoka before she died to bury her at Matahau because her maternal grandparents were buried there.

Susana, a Tongan citizen of the United States died in Tonga while she visited her husband last month. They just married earlier this year and after two weeks of their marriage Susana returned to the United States.

After a week of her recent arrival in the kingdom she was sick and was admitted to hospital.

She later died from a heart disease, the court was told.

The deceaseds mother who was in the United States at the time of Susanas death contacted Iseki and they agreed for her to come to Tonga and return her daughters body.

When she arrived Iseki changed his mind and said he wanted his wife to be buried in Tonga.

The dispute ended in court after attempts by the mother to resolve the issue between her and Iseki were unsuccessful.

Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen said there was no burial law in Tongan that govern requirements around how the remains of peoples loved ones are dealt with.

However he said the law that gives husband the right to his wife could be used in this case.

The mother finally withdrew her petition after the two parties were returned to a mediation process and Justice Paulsen ruled that the deceased had to be buried in Tonga.

Legal counsel Fatai Vaihu represented the deceaseds mother while Petunia Tupou acted for Iseki.

Photo/Facebook: Susana Lovely Vunga and husband 'Iseki Lolohea
   
Source: Kaniva News

18:33

Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents Spinoffs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Last spring, members of the Australian music industry teamed up to file their first pirate site blocking request Down Under.

In an application at the Federal Court, member labels Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music and J Albert & Son demanded that then leading torrent site KickassTorrents (KAT) should be blocked by the countrys ISPs.

The labels argued that KickassTorrents showed a complete disrespect for music creators and the value of music, and wanted Internet users to be prohibited from accessing the site.

However, before the court could decide, KAT was already taken care of by the U.S. Department of Justice, which shut it down.

That didnt end the blocking effort in Australia though. Instead of going after the main KickassTorrents site, which no longer exists, the labels changed their focus to the various spinoffs that appeared in its wake.

A few days ago the Federal Court issued its judgment, ordering 20 Australian Internet providers to block a variety of domain names.

The new targets, which shifted quite a bit as the case progressed, include Katcr.co, the KAT reincarnation that was launched by a group of former staffers of the original site.

In addition, the order also listed some domains that have absolutely nothing to do with the original KickassTorrents. Kickass.cd, for example, which is little more than a dressed up Pirate Bay mirror.

Justice Burley is nonetheless convinced that the domain names in question deserve to be blocked, relying on the argument that KATs primary motive was to infringe or facilitate copyright infringement.

The large number of monthly visits to the KAT website indicate that the infringement facilitated by the KAT website can be described as flagrant and reflect an open disregard for copyright on the part of the operators of the KAT website, SMH quotes Justice Burley.

The ISPs in question now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to...

18:33

National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster says the country should be prepared for military operations in North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster said the country should be 'prepared' to send the military in to North Korea

National Security Adviser Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster said the country should be prepared to send the military in to North Korea

National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has said the country should be prepared for military operations in North Korea.

While President Trump is hesitant to share all our moves, McMaster told Fox News on Sunday of his hopes that the US will join forces with other countries to thwart any plans Kim Jong Un has for nuclear weapons.

We have to do something with our partners in the region and globally and that involves enforcement of the UN sanctions that are in place.

It may mean ratcheting up those sanctions even further and it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary, McMaster said.

He reiterated that the US must be supported by its international allies if it is going to make any meaningful strides, adding: Its important for all of us to confront this regime None of us can accept a North Korea with a nuclear weapon.

McMaster praised President Trump for h...

18:33

Los Mrtires de Chicago: historia de un crimen de clase en la tierra de la democracia y la libertad "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

Fotografa de Los Mrtires de Chicago de 1887Este documento fue escrito en el 2010 como introduccin al libro "Los Orgenes Libertarios del Primero de Mayo: de Chicago a Amrica Latina" (Ed. Quimant, Hombre y Sociedad, Libre Iniciativa), volumen que recoga contribuciones histricas sobre los orgenes del Primero de Mayo como da de protesta obrera y sus vnculos con el movimiento anarquista de comienzos del siglo XX*. Esta introduccin pona los sucesos de Chicago de 1886 en el contexto de un movimiento de matriz libertaria, obrero, que se convirti en una amenaza para la clase capitalista en los EEUU, y explora cmo este evento logr capturar el espritu de toda una poca de luchas y cmo estos sucesos fueron parte de un movimiento internacional muchsimo ms amplio. Al difundir este documento, espero no slo hacer un homenaje a estos luchadores de hace ms de un siglo, sino tambin entregar algunas reflexiones sobre su experiencia histrica concreta, en la esperanza que puedan ser de utilidad para las nuevas generaciones de luchadores.
Jos Antonio Gutirrez D.
1o. de Mayo 2017

*Este libro no se habra podido editar sin la ayuda econmica del Centro de Documentacin "Franco Salomone".

18:32

100 Percent Renewable Energy Bill A First Foot Forward "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This week, Sens. Merkley (D-OR) and Sanders (I-VT) launched a bill that takes a huge step toward aligning government policy with what climate science tells us is necessary a transition to a 100% carbon-free economy, as soon as possible. While not perfect, the bill helpfully combines many of the policies needed to implement the []

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18:31

Links 1/5/2017: Linux 4.11, Linux Mint 18.2 Plans "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

GNOME bluefish

Contents

GNU/Linux

  • Microsoft Demise

    • Yep, its dead: Microsoft phone revenue fell to $5m last quarter, from $1.4bn two years ago

      Today, as Microsoft published its earnings report for Q3 FY2017, it revealed that its Phone revenue declined $730 million. Based on its earlier financial disclosures, that means the companys phone hardware revenue fell to just $5 million for the entire quarter ending March 31, 2017.

    • Microsoft hires former FTC commissioner [Ed: it helps to have connections to shield you from the law when you break it...]

      Former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Julie Brill is joining Microsoft to head its privacy lobbying department, the company announced Friday.

  • Server

    • Containers running Containers

      Some genuinely exciting news piqued my interest at this years DockerCon, that being the new Operating System (OS), LinuxKit, wh...

18:30

Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a weapon against populism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The Sustainable Development Goals could give activists the rhetoric they need to hold the Trump administration accountable. A contribution to openGlobalRights debate on Trump and Human Rights.

 

As much as it might shock the Republicans calling for the United States to withdraw from UN commitments, much of Trumps populist rhetoric is in fact mirrored in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)though not in the way you might think. As the history of human rights activists outside of the US shows, relying on international commitments as a means to lobby politicians and persuade the public is a smart strategy. Goal 16 in particular is about promoting just, peaceful, and inclusive societies, making it a natural rhetorical launching pad for critiques of the current administration. Goal 16s focus on inverting populist ideas and its focus on measured outcomes offers a valuable tool for activists determined to push back against an administration focused on unraveling a liberal international order.

Inclusion is a key theme, as is political reform to create a more effective government.

This specific goal matters because it appropriates rhetoric now thought of as populist. Inclusion is a key theme, as is political reform to create a more effective government. Both of these are elements in the Trump campaign. His references to returning power to the people, draining the swamp, and empowering the forgotten people are echoed in the targets of Goal 16, albeit from a very different partisan standpoint. Four of the targets in Goal 16 have clear parallels to Trumps rhetoric: Target 16.3 is about promoting rule of law and equal access to justice; Target 16.5 aims to reduce corruption and bribery; Target 16.6 is about developing effective, accountable, and transparent institutions, and Target 16.7 aims to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making. Each of these targets reflect the rhetoric of the new White House, and this is precisel...

18:27

Pentagon admits coalition airstrikes killed at least 352 civilians in Iraq and Syria "IndyWatch Feed World"

Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led campaign aimed at defeating Islamic State, has confirmed that 45 civilians have been killed by its airstrikes since November last year. It has also upped its total civilian death toll to 352, though observers say actual figures are a magnitude higher. "It is more likely than not, at least 352 civilians have been unintentionally killed by Coalition strikes since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve," said a statement from the operation's Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-OIR), which analyzes each reported incident, and counts those where civilian deaths seemed "likely." "We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives resulting from Coalition efforts to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes," it added.

18:27

Libertarians defend Swede fined $500 for pointing out flaw in US traffic lights David Icke latest headlines

An engineer fined for disclosing the results of his independent investigation into the formula that regulates traffic lights has received legal backing from a law group claiming a violation of his First Amendment free speech rights. In early 2015 Mats Jrlstrm discovered a flaw in the mathematical formula used to regulate the timing of US traffic lights but was handed a $500 fine after disclosing his findings to authorities. The Swedish electronics engineer, who has lived in the US for over 20 years, realized the flaw in the traffic systems after his wife received a fine from an automated traffic camera in Oregon. Upon digging into the intriguing world of traffic light timing mathematics, Jrlstrm concluded that a formula designed in 1959 accounted for only two yellow light scenarios: driving straight through, or stopping. Read more: Libertarians defend Swede fined $500 for pointing out flaw in US traffic lights

18:22

Absolute Mayhem: British PM squirms trying to justify nurses on food stamps "IndyWatch Feed World"

Politicians the world over are known for their verbal gymnastics and rhetorical agility when facing down tough questions from reporters or members of the public. British PM Theresa May, however, failed spectacularly in this regard on Sunday. In an appearance on the Andrew Marr Show, the host pressed May about the increasing number of British nurses relying on food stamps to survive.

18:21

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent 05/01/17 "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

This week we have two newcomers in our chart.

Logan is the most downloaded movie for the third week in a row.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

RSS feed for the weekly movie download chart.

This weeks most downloaded movies are:
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Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer
Most downloaded movies via torrents
1 (1) Logan (Subbed HDRip) 8.6 / trailer
2 () Fifty Shades Darker 4.7 / trailer
3 (3) Kong: Skull Island (Subbed HDRip) 7.0 / trailer
4 (5) Split 7.0 /...

18:20

NYC cops bribed with prostitute-filled private jets to offer criminal favors to wealthy businesses David Icke latest headlines

As regular readers know, were big fans of the police and fully acknowledge that there is just a thin blue line that protects our communities from lapsing into deadly chaos. But when those entrusted to serve and protect abuse that trust, we feel obligated to report it. Such is this case involving a small cabal of New York City Police officers. As reported by Courthouse News Service, a gun-running operation involving NYPD brass has become the latest scandal to envelop the department. In an investigation that has begun to widen, new charges were leveled this week against a former police lieutenant, an ex-Brooklyn prosecutor and a pair of NYPD officers who stand accused of supplying firearms licenses to a cottage industry of parasitic profiteers, according to an indictment unsealed in court in Manhattan. Read more: NYC cops bribed with prostitute-filled private jets to offer criminal favors to wealthy businesses

18:16

SPIR-V Support For LLVM Is Moving Forward "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

While the original SPIR intermediate representation from the Khronos Group was derived from LLVM IR, SPIR-V that's used by OpenCL 2.1+ and Vulkan is not. But there is still work underway on being able to translate from LLVM IR into SPIR-V via a new back-end...

18:16

IF IT WAS UNKNOWN UNTIL YESTERDAY, NOW ITS OFFICIAL. "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Australian Rugby is very ill and it may be terminal.
Last evening the NZ super rugby cellar dwellers revealed just how difficult it is for a team in the shaky isles to win home games, crossing the ditch to fortress Bruce Stadium Canberra and winning.
Once great Auckland Blues with titles to prove it beat the ACT Brumbies and it was much closer on the score board than it should have been with three tries all unconverted by Welsh Wizzard  Warren Gatlands son having an appalling night with goal kicking.
Bryn Gatland only kicked one penalty yet his team won with a three try bonus point to reach ninth place out of the eighteen teams in Super Rugby and that would be top eight if the totally unjustifiable conference system did not give a free run to fourth for the Brumbies, arguably Strayas best,   sitting currently fourth on eighteen points four behind The Blues  twenty two.

After nine rounds the Straya teams are still looking for a win against a NZ franchise this year, and a crowd that barely registered in the crowd shots I viewed with paltry being generous.

With Union being a distant fourth behind Rules, League and fast growing Football it is hard to see where to begin but should Bill Culver want to avoid the sort of legacy Neville Chamberlain enjoys today he should as a first step just stay in bed and hide under his doona.

18:15

Cr Scott Speaks Out "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

KCDCs Bureaucratic Elite upset by his voting, claims Councillor Kapiti Coast Councillor David Scott has spoken out against the Council establishment following the controversy over allegations against him by a female Council officer. In an exclusive statement to KIN, Cr Scott says: In recent weeks, I have voted against the 5.9% rates increase. I have voted []

18:15

It Is Becoming Illegal To Be Homeless In America As Houston, Dallas And Dozens Of Other Cities Pass Draconian Laws "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

It Is Becoming Illegal To Be Homeless In America As Houston, Dallas And Dozens Of Other Cities Pass Draconian Laws by Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog Should we make homelessness against the law and simply throw all homeless...

The post It Is Becoming Illegal To Be Homeless In America As Houston, Dallas And Dozens Of Other Cities Pass Draconian Laws appeared first on The Daily Coin.

18:15

"Control is the purpose of the dole system" "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Jacob Hornberger asks an interesting question: what happened to all the Vietnam war protesters?




18:14

Restoring A Quality Range of Magazines "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Kapiti is an intelligent, well-read community. It deserves a manager that will maintain a quality library service, not necessarily a social institution, but one where the skill of reading and research is rewarded and celebrated.  Former Library Manager, Leslie Clague A task for the new library manager By Roger Childs Kapiti is fortunate in having []

18:12

Staring at Defeat, Frances Le Pen Goes Back and Forth on Euro "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election attends a campaign rally in Nice, France, April 27, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jean-Pierre Amet/Files

Paris: French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen renewed her attack on the EUs euro single currency on Sunday, a day after saying that ditching it might not be her top priority.

The National Front (FN) candidate has a week to overturn the opinion poll lead of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron before the run-off vote between the two on May 7.

Voter surveys show Macron winning next Sunday with 59-60% of the vote, and Le Pens plans to quit the EU and the euro are among the least popular policies in her protectionist, anti-immigration electoral platform.

Analysts were not surprised on Saturday, therefore, when a new FN policy document pushed ditching the euro down the list of her priorities. They said it was in part aimed at older voters who might be worried about the potential impact on the value of their pensions of a reutrn to the franc.

She needs the votes of the over 60s who are terrified by the prospect of a euro exit, said Saxo Bank economist Christopher Dembik.

This is a return to reality. The euro exit is pushed far into the future.

FN policy coordinator Jean Messiha concurred. There was this fear expressed by a certain number of French people that Marine has understood, he told Reuters.

Despite the softening in her stance though, Le Pen made clear in a video published on newspaper Le Parisiens website on Sunday that she was still intent on leaving the euro eventually.

She has repeatedly blamed the single...

18:10

Vaccine industry goes 'nuclear' in push for new law that would deny you YOUR JOB if you arent vaccinated David Icke latest headlines

North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, a Republican, has introduced new legislation that, taken to its logical end, might eventually provision for employers to force their employees to be vaccinated under the guise of wellness. House Resolution 1313, known as the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, contains certain provisions for disease prevention that, should employees refuse them, might end up costing them their jobs. That, or employees could face penalties in the form of ostracization or even higher insurance rates. Based on the legislations open-ended language, employees could one day be refused the option of rejecting whatever their employers decide is appropriate for wellness and disease prevention, including government-recommended vaccines. Read more: Vaccine industry goes nuclear in push for new law that would deny you YOUR JOB if you arent vaccinated

18:10

Trump Invites Controversial Philippines Leader Duterte to White House "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A portrait of US President Donald Trump hangs in a gallery of presidents in a hallway at the Washington Hilton during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which Trump did not attend, in Washington, US April 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Files

A portrait of US President Donald Trump hangs in a gallery of presidents in a hallway at the Washington Hilton during the White House Correspondents Association dinner, which Trump did not attend, in Washington, US April 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Washington: The White House on Sunday defended President Donald Trumps decision to invite Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, saying his cooperation was needed to counter North Korea, even as the administration faced human rights criticism for its overture to Manila.

Trump issued the invitation on Saturday night in what the White House said was a very friendly phone conversation with Duterte, who is accused by international human rights groups of supporting a campaign of extrajudicial killings of drug suspects in the Philippines.

There is nothing right now facing this country and facing the region that is a bigger threat than whats happening in North Korea, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told ABCs This Week during a weekend in which Trump sought to firm up support in Southeast Asia to help rein in North Koreas nuclear and missile programmes.

Priebus insisted the outreach to Duterte doesnt mean that human rights dont matter, but what it does mean is that the issues facing us developing out of North Korea are so serious that we need cooperation at some level with as many partners in the area as we can get to make sure we have our ducks in a row.

The invitation for Duterte to the visi...

18:09

N. Korea warns of nuclear test at any time "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

KCNA VIA KNS/AFP | North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests in the last 11 years and is widely believed to be making progress towards its dream of building a missile capable of delivering a warhead to the continental United States

SEOUL (AFP)  

North Korea warned Monday that it will carry out a nuclear test at any time and at any location set by its leadership, in the latest rhetoric to fuel jitters in the region.

Tensions on the Korean peninsula have been running high for weeks, with signs that the North might be preparing a long-range missile launch or a sixth nuclear test and with Washington refusing to rule out a military strike in response.

A spokesman for the Norths foreign ministry said Pyongyang was fully ready to respond to any option taken by the US.

The regime will continue bolstering its preemptive nuclear attack capabilities unless Washington scrapped its hostile policies, he said in a statement carried by the state-run KCNA news agency.

The DPRKs measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership, the spokesman added, apparently referring to a sixth nuclear test and using the Norths official name, the Democratic Republic of Korea.

The North has carried out five nuclear tests in the last 11 years and is widely believed to be making progress towards its dream of building a missile capable of delivering a warhead to the continental United States.

It raises the tone of its warnings every spring, when Washington and Seoul carry out joint exercises it condemns as rehearsals for invasion, but this time fears of conflict have been fuelled by a cycle of threats from both sides.

The joint drills have just ended, but naval exercises are continuing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea) with a US strike group led by the aircraft carrier US Carl Vinson.

The Pyongyang foreign ministry spokesman said if the North was not armed with the powerful nuclear force, Washington would have committed without hesitation the same brigandish aggression act in Korea as what it committed against other countries.

The statement reasserts the Norths long-running rhetoric on its military capabilities.

Seoul also regularly warns that Pyongyang can carry out a test whenever it decides to do so.

Pyongyangs latest attempted show of force was a failed missile test on Saturday that came just hours after US...

18:08

Top 20 CNN Fake News Moments "IndyWatch Feed World"

Have you ever wondered why CNN is registered as an entertainment channel and not as news? After digesting these epic fake news fails, the answer should obvious.  20. CNN says it is illegal to read WikiLeaks:  [...]

18:07

Trump Says China Could Have Orchestrated Democratic Email Hack "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, US April 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Washington: US President Donald Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of US intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.

In an interview transcript published on Sunday, April 30, Trump gave no evidence backing his allegation, first made on the eve of the November 8 presidential election, that China could have hacked the emails of his rivals.

If you dont catch a hacker, okay, in the act, its very hard to say who did the hacking, the president said in an interview with CBS Face the Nation. (It) could have been China, could have been a lot of different groups.

The hackers roiled the presidential campaign by making public embarrassing emails sent by Democratic operatives and aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. One email showed party leaders favouring Clinton over her rival in the campaign for the partys internal nomination contest.

Trump has been dismissive of the statements by intelligence officials that Moscow hacked the emails to help Trump win the election. During the September 26 presidential debate with Clinton, Trump said China was one of many actors that could have been behind the hack, including somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds.

Like Russia, China is a longstanding cybersecurity adversary of the US....

18:05

Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth "IndyWatch Feed National"


FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who need a confidence boost to facilitate predatory advertising practices. The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers. The confidential document dated this year detailed how by monitoring posts, comments and interactions on the site, Facebook can figure out when people as young as 14 feel defeated, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, nervous, stupid, silly, useless, and a failure. Such information gathered through a system dubbed sentiment analysis could be used by advertisers to target young Facebook users when they are potentially more vulnerable. While Google is the king of the online advertising world, Facebook is the other major player which dominates the industry worth about $80 billion last year. But Facebook is not one to rest on its laurels. The leaked document shows it has been honing the covert tools its uses to gain useful psychological insights on young Australian and New Zealanders in high school and tertiary education. The social media services we use can derive immense insight and personal information about us and our moods from the way we use them, and arguably none is more fastidious in that regard than Facebook which harvests immense data on its users. The secret document was put together by two Australian Facebook execs and includes information about when young people are likely to feel excited, reflective, as well as other emotions related to overcoming fears.Monday-Thursday is about building confidence; the weekend is for broadcasting achievements, the document said, according to the report. Facebook did not return attempts by news.com.au to comment on the issue but was quick to issue an apology and told The Australian that it will conduct an investigation into the matter, admitting it was inappropriate to target young children in such a way. The data on which this research is based was aggregated and presented consistent with applicable privacy and legal protections, including the removal of any personally identifiable information, Facebook said in a statement issued to the newspaper. However there is suggestion that the research could be in breach of Australian guidelines for advertising and marketing towards children.Many commentators have suspected Facebook engaged in this sort of cynical exploitation of the data it gathers but the leaked document is scarce proof. Mark Zuckerbergs company has not been shy about exploring ways it can manipulate the data it collects on users. For one week in 2012, Facebook ran an experiment on some of its users in whic...

18:04

Journalist Accused of Abetting Suicide of Jawan Gets Bail "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Poonam Agarwal. Credit: Facebook

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman journalist booked for abetting the suicide of an army jawan and also under the Official Secrets Act after observing that prima facie no offence is made out against the accused.

Justice Revati Mohite Dere on April 26 granted anticipatory bail to Poonam Agarwal, a senior journalist with The Quint and retired soldier and war veteran Deepchand Singh.

Last month, the Deolali Camp police in Nashik registered a case against Agarwal and Singh under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including abetting the suicide of the jawan from Kerala, Roy Mathew.

The scribe was also booked under sections 3 (spying) and 7 (interfering with officers of the police or members of the armed forces of union) of the Official Secrets Act.

According to police, she was booked for violating army rules by entering prohibited areas and conducting a shoot there.

Agarwal is accused of entering Heig Lines in Deolali camp without the permission of authorities and filming the premises besides carrying out a sting operation on Mathew and other jawans on February 24 in which she is said to have asked leading questions.

The case was registered after Mathew (33) was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in an abandoned barrack in Deolali cantonment here on March 2.

According to police, Mathew featured in the sting operation carried out by Poonam and Deepchand exposing the buddy (sahayak) system in the army and had committed suicide over fear and shame.

Agarwal and Singh approached the high court after a sessions court rejected their anticipatory bail pleas.

Senior counsel Amit Desai, appearing for Agarwal, argued that the sting operation was carried out in public interest and to expose the malaise in the Indian army.

The high court after hearing the arguments said, After viewing the said clip, it appears that the purpose of the sting operation was to show that the sahayaks were made to do menial work like taking their seniors dogs for walks, taking their seniors children to schools and so on.

Prima facie at this stage, taking the prosecution case as it stands it is doubtful whether any offence under IPC or Official Secrets Act is attracted in the peculiar facts of the case, Dere said.

...

18:04

Beyond 'grid down' Solar flares can also disrupt railway signaling systems and underground conduit pipes David Icke latest headlines

Solar flares may negatively impact the planets power grids, railway systems, and underground pipelines through a phenomenon called geomagnetically induced currents (GICs), a recent study found. These effects may disrupt food logistics, manufacturing, electronic transactions and internet functions, experts warn. To examine how solar storm-induced GICs affect the planets structures, scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) collaborated with heliospheric scientists, magnetospheric physicists, power engineers, and emergency management officials from various research institutions and industries during a pair of intensive week-long workshops in 2016. According to researchers, the sun regularly ejects a stream of magnetic solar material called solar wind, as well as occasional huge clouds of solar material known as coronal mass ejections. The research team said these solar materials interact with the planets magnetic field, which in turn leads to temporary changes. As a result, geomagnetically induced currents are formed just under the planets surface. Read more: Beyond grid down Solar flares can also disrupt railway signaling systems and underground conduit pipes

18:03

AVR32 Architecture Called For Removal From Mainline Linux Kernel "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

It looks like the mainline Linux kernel will support one less CPU architecture come Linux 4.12...

18:02

Irans Leader Slams Rouhanis Detente Policy Ahead of Elections "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with Iranian officials and ambassadors of Islamic countries, in Tehran, Iran, April 25, 2017. Leader.ir/Handout via Credit: Reuters/Files

London: Iranians should not thank Hassan Rouhanis policy of detente with the west for any reduction in the threat of war, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, April 30, stepping up his criticisms of the president as elections approach.

In comments that appeared to favour hardline candidates in the May 19 vote, Khamenei played down the benefits of Rouhanis landmark agreement to curb Irans nuclear activities in return for a lifting of international sanctions.

Some say since they took office the shadow of war has been faded away. This is not correct, Khamenei was quoted as saying by state media.

Its been peoples presence in the political scene that has removed the shadow of war from the country.

Khamenei and his hardline supporters have also criticised the nuclear deal which stifled talk by Washington of possible military action against Iran for failing to deliver promised economic benefits.

But speaking at the opening of a refinery that Iran says will make it self-sufficient in oil products, Rouhani defended his position.

The nuclear deal was a national achievement. We should make use of its advantages. But some have started a fight over it, Rouhani said. He cited the new refinery, in the Gulf port city of Bandar Abbas, as a result of the deal and interaction with the world.

One of Rouhanis main challengers, Ebrahim Raisi, an influential cleric with decades of experience in the hardline judiciary, said Iran had no need of foreign help to improve the economy and could always defend itself.

We should not warn our people of wars and crises. We have full security in the country, Raisi said in a recorded address on state television.

This approach, that we should wait for foreign investment and for foreigners to resolve our issues, is wrong.

This is wrong, to wait years and years for foreign investors to come We should resolve issues by rely...

18:02

Did an Asteroid Wipe Out a Civilization Like Ours? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Suppose all the wildest theories and historical conspiracies of novelist Dan Brown were proven true. And the mind-reading, spoon-bending claims of Israeli psychic Uri Geller all turned out to be real as well. That wouldnt be half as extraordinary as the announcement in an obscure scientific journal this month that vindicated 20 years of maverick []

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Video: N. Korea fires ballistic missile amid rising tensions with US "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A clash of interests was visible today as UN security council members sought to find a solution to the recent escalation in the Korean peninsula. Meanwhile Via Youtube

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18:01

Is the Philippines really the best country for female social entrepreneurs? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Social enterprises have helped empower women across the Philippines but they need support to thrive.

Bracelets made by weavers. Bracelets made by weavers. Photo: Rina Diane Caballar.Colourful woven bracelets are lined up on a table in a multi-purpose hall at a church in southern Metro Manila. Attached to each bracelet is a tag with the words handwoven with love written on it.

Joy Odiaman, 26, signed her name on a few of these tags as well. I can make a bracelet in one hour, she says, gently cradling her daughter in her arms, only three weeks old. I made these bracelets even while I was pregnant with her, she adds softly.

The mother of three is one of the nanays (the Filipino word for mothers) who weave jewellery for Tejo, a social enterprise in Manila. Its products are sold in stores and resorts across the Philippines.

Our first line of products was handwoven bracelets made by the nanays, says Gabrielle Marie Cruz, 27, who founded Tejo in 2013. While at university, Cruz wove bracelets herself as a hobby. After, she said she wanted to start more than a typical business.

She explained: There are all these different stories they weave into our products. So for clients who wear our products, I want them to feel like they are also being woven into the stories of our nanays.

In Tacloban, in the Philippines central island group of Visayas, Danika Astilla-Magoncia, 31, also started making jewellery as a hobby before opening her social enterprise in 2013. Its called Kinamot nga Buhat, a term in the Waray language meaning handmade.

Astilla-Magoncia says her focus is on working with women and young people who may otherwise struggle to find jobs because they live far from the city, for example, or do not have necessary educational qualifications. It's about being proud of the talents of the people here.

It seems like businesses in the province are overlooked because industries in Manila are more popular, she said, adding: We'd like to highlight the local industry while upholding good labor practices. It's about being proud of the talents of the p...

18:01

Saudi Arabia Arrests 46 Over 2016 Medina Mosque Attack "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Muslims walk outside the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (The Mosque of the Prophet) before the early morning prayer of al-Fajr in the holy city of Medina January 16, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo

Muslims walk outside the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (The Mosque of the Prophet) before the early morning prayer of al-Fajr in the holy city of Medina January 16, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/File Photo

Dubai: Saudi Arabia said on Sunday (April 30) it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophets Mosque in the holy city of Medina last summer that was blamed on ISIS.

The suspects, which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah, state news agency SPA quoted the interior ministry as saying.

Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the mosque and tomb of Islams prophet Mohammed that is one of the religions holiest sites.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack nor did the interior ministry statement blame a specific group.

ISIS, based in Iraq and Syria, has carried out a series of bombings and shootings in Saudi Arabia since mid-2014 killing scores of people, mostly members of the Shiite Muslim minority and security services.

It has vowed to uproot Gulf monarchies it accuses of being in the thrall of the West.

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18:00

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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Im Facebooks Head Of PeopleHeres What Were Hiring For Right Now (And Why) "IndyWatch Feed World"

When I joined Facebook in 2008, we couldve fit all of the companys employees into a single movie theater. There were just a few hundred of us, mostly based in Palo Alto. Now, nine years later, wed need a stadium. As the company has grown nearly 35 timesto 17,000 people in more than 50 offices in 30 countriesweve recruited entire teams we never imagined wed need.

So its no surprise that our recruiting process has had to evolve with us. Here are three key factors we want job candidates at Facebook to show our recruiters and hiring managersno matter at what level, on which team, or where in the world were hiring.


Related: This Is How To Get Hired At Facebook In 2017


1. Your Strengths (Well Proven Or Otherwise)

Yes, this sounds totally obvious, but it isnt in practice. Very few companies actually work hard enough to understand and identify candidates talents, then successfully match those to their hiring needs. In fact, some recruiting experts suggest that past performance isnt a good indicator of how someone will do on the jobthat hiring for potential is often smarter than hiring for performance.

But sometimes the things somebodys already done really do hint at even greater things to come. In both cases, it makes sense to focus on strengths. People in jobs that play up their talents and let them do work they enjoy are more engaged and perform better than people in roles that dont play to their strengths.

So I like to ask candidates, What were you doing on your very best day at work?and then give them a hint: It was probably a day when you lost track of time because you were so engrossed in your work. We want you to do that not just on your best day but every day.

2. The Skills To Built It Yourself

Builders look at the world with fresh eyes. They see things that are good, but could be better, and figure out how to make it so. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg still really likes to code; just last year he built an artificial intelligence system for his own home. We look for candidates whove got that same building mind-set, whether theyre applying for executive roles or internships.

Hyla Wallis, a university recruiting programs manager, who hires hundreds of Facebooks interns, told Fast Company recently about a student who actually collected a database to show events or...

18:00

Fake Journals, Too "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Myers beat me to the punch with his post on fake peer reviewers, so Ill zag and mention the other side of the fence.

The rapid rise of predatory journalspublications taking large fees without providing robust editorial or publishing serviceshas created what some have called an age of academic racketeering. Predatory journals recruit articles through aggressive marketing and spam emails, promising quick review and open access publication for a price. There is little if any quality control and virtually no transparency about processes and fees. Their motive is financial gain, and they are corrupting the communication of science. Their main victims are institutions and researchers in low and middle income countries, and the time has come to act rather than simply to decry them.

Clark, Jocalyn, and Richard Smith. Firm action needed on predatory journals. BMJ 350.jan16 1 (2015): h210-h210.

How prevalent are these journals?

Over the studied period, predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,000 in 2010 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals. Early on, publishers with more than 100 journals dominated the market, but since 2012 publishers in the 1099 journal size category have captured the largest market share. The regional distribution of both the publishers country and authorship is highly skewed, in particular Asia and Africa contributed three quarters of authors. Authors paid an average article processing charge of 178 USD per article for articles typically published within 2 to 3 months of submission.

Shen, Cenyu, and Bo-Christer Bjrk. Predatory open Access: A Longitudinal Study of Article Volumes and Market Characteristics. BMC Medicine 13, no. 1 (2015): 230.

The rise of predatory journals is an unfortunate combination of the open-access model with the pressure to publish; young researchers desperate to get something on their CV are attracted to them or naive about their existence.

One of our findings is that authors who publish in so called predatory journals have little to no history of previous publications and citations. This may indicate that they are young researchers, which is indeed supported by the author information. [..]

The d...

18:00

Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reacts to Sound "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

[IanMeyer123] should be working on his senior design project. Instead, hes created a sound-reactive Bluetooth speaker that may not earn him an A grade but will at least keep the team entertained.

[Ian] started with the amp and power. The amp is a 15 watt, 12 volt model based on the popular TDA7297 chip. Power comes from a portable laptop battery rated at 185 Wh. [Ian] himself said that is absolute overkill for this project. While [Ian] hasnt run any longevity tests on his setup, were guesstimating it would be rated in days.

Every Bluetooth speaker needs a sweet light show, right? [Ian] wrapped his 2 full range speakers in Neopixel rings from Adafriut. The WS2812s are driven by an Arduino. When music is playing, MSGEQ7 allows the Arduino to play a light show in time to the beat. When the stereo is off, a DS3231 real-time clock module allows the Arduino to display the time on the two rings. If youre curious about the code for this project, [Ian] posted it on his Reddit thread. Reddit isnt exactly a great code repository, so please, [Ian] setup a GitHub account, and/or drop your project on Hackaday.io!

[Ian] didnt realize how many wires would be flying around inside the speaker. That may be why the wiring looks a bit scary. All the chaos is hidden away, underneath a well-built wooden case.

If you want to see another take on a Bluetooth speaker with a Neopixel display, check [Peters] project here. Interested in more portable power units? This ones for you!


Filed under: Arduino Hacks, musical hacks

17:58

Israeli bulldozers cut off water supply to 3,500 Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed World"

Israeli bulldozers destroyed all the water pipelines providing services to the village of Bardala yesterday morning in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tubas. Mutaz Bisharat, a Palestinian official who monitors settlement activity in the Jordan Valley, told Ma'an that four Israeli bulldozers, escorted by Israeli military jeeps and officials from Israel's Civil Administration, destroyed all the main lines providing Bardala with water, leaving some 3,500 residents of the village without access to any water.

17:56

Japan Warns Citizens to Prepare for Nth Korea Nuclear Attack at Ten Minutes Notice "IndyWatch Feed World"


Another failed missile test took place in North Korea this week, officials have said. In spite of the failure to launch another ICBM, Japan has put its citizens on notice, warning them to prepare for a nuclear attack with less than ten minutes notice. The Japanese government has urged people to keep in mind a strong building in the case of a need for shelter. You wont get the warning in time, but if you do, then go to a strong building. Reports have come in that a demand for radiation-blocking purifiers and nuclear shelters have spiked. The United States has called on China to do more to make their North Korean ally heel. China backs all peaceful resolutions and has hit North Korea with economic sanctions in the last weeks. Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Trump have discussed the matter with President Xi stressing negotiations can still be achievable to defuse the crisis. A halt on oil supplies to North Korea will follow, says China, if one more missile test occurs, giving Pyongyang fair warning that the situation is now at a critical standoff. It has been reported that in recent meetings held at the White House, all options were discussed on how to deal with North Korea, including a nuclear option. On the same day a full-scale preparedness drill in the event of a nuclear strike was held in Washington D.C. In New York City, emergency services and military also concluded Operation Gotham Shield in preparations for a nuclear bomb detonating over the city. Senator John McCain, says many have run out of patience. For years, the United States has looked to China, North Koreas long-term patron and sole strategic ally, to bring the regime to the negotiating table and achieve progress toward a denuclearized Korean peninsula. However, China has repeatedly refused to exercise that influence. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for all parties to exercise restraint and avoid provocative rhetoric or action that would lead to miscalculation, however he has also argued that North Korea isnt alone in the escalating of tensions, and voiced a demand that the US and South Korea stop staging military drills. The missile launched is said to have failed mid-flight. Officials have yet to release the distance it traveled but one official remaining anonymous said it was most likely a medium-range KN-17 ballistic missile. The main part of the missile, launched toward the Sea of Japan, was discovered around 35 kilometers from Pukchang airfield where it was launched from, said one US official. The latest North Korean missile launch followed only hours after a United Nations meeting was held to discuss the increasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. After calls for heavier sanctioning, Russian and Chinese delegates at the meeting shifted the blame to Washington, the Wall Street Journal reports: Mosco...

17:54

US-Led Strikes Against ISIS Have Killed At Least 352 Civilians, Says Pentagon "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Boys collect items from among debris at a school for the deaf and mute, destroyed in what activists said were overnight US-led air strikes against the ISIS, in Raqqa November 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Nour Fourat/File Photo

Boys collect items from among debris at a school for the deaf and mute, destroyed in what activists said were overnight US-led air strikes against the ISIS, in Raqqa November 24, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Nour Fourat/File Photo

Washington: At least 352 civilians have been killed in US-led strikes against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria since the operation began in 2014, the US military said in a statement on Sunday.

The Combined Joint Task Force, in its monthly assessment of civilian casualties from the US coalitions operations against the militant group, said it was still assessing 42 reports of civilian deaths.

It added that 45 civilians were killed between November 2016 and March 2017. It reported 80 civilian deaths from August 2014 to the present that had not previously been announced. The report included 26 deaths from three separate strikes in March.

The militarys official tally is far below those of other outside groups. Monitoring group Airwars said more than 3,000 civilians have been killed by coalition air strikes.

Included in Sundays tally were 14 civilians killed by a strike in March that set off a secondary explosion, as well as ten civilians who were killed in a strike on ISIS headquarters the same month.

We regret the unintentional loss of civilian lives and express our deepest sympathies to the families and others affected by these strikes, the Pentagon said in a statement.

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17:52

UK finds no regret in installing Saudi Arabia as a UN Womens commission member "IndyWatch Feed World"


While Belgian PM expressed regret in a mistaken approval of Saudi Arabia, UK remains silent.If you are a woman, imagine you dont have the permission to drive a car or if your male guardian does not permit, you cant travel, work, marry, go to doctor, or even get out of the house. It seems terrible and primitive, but there is still a country whose law is such oppressive for women; Saudi Arabia. Last week, in a secret meeting in UNs economic and social council, Saudi Arabia has been installed as a new member of United Nations Womens Commission for four years. This is shocking for those who know that the country ranks 141 out of 144 in gender equality in the World Economic Forums 2016 Global Gender Gap report. Criticizing this choice, Hillel Neuer, executive Director of the UN Watch, said, Electing Saudi Arabia for preserving womens rights is like appointing an arsonist as the head of firefighting organization.
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17:52

Navi Pillay: Belgian PM accepted $25 million for Belgiums vote in favor of appointing Saudi Arabia to a United Nations womens rights commission "IndyWatch Feed Africa"


According to The Hill, Navi Pillay criticized Saudi Arabia being appointed to the United Nations womens rights commission, saying that KSA has been accepted as a member of the that panel.(Durban, South Africa ) Navi Pillay, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in an interview with Radio Monte Carlo divulged behind- the-scenes deal between Saudi Arabia and a number of European countries which led to Riyadhs egregious admission into UN womens right commission. According to The Hill, Navi Pillay criticized Saudi Arabia being appointed to the United Nations womens rights commission, saying that KSA has been accepted as a member of the that panel as Saudi Arabia s Human Rights record is so disastrous and women are being subjugated and bereft of their basic human rights. The Belgiums foreign minister claims that the time difference between NY City and Brussels caused a diplomatic debacle but according to our reliable source within the Belgiums foreign ministry, Mr. Charles Michel, the Belgiums Premier has accepted a $25 million bribe to support Riyadhs bid, said Mrs. Pillay. In Saudi Arabia women are not allowed to drive and are forced to obtain a permission from a male guardian (father, brother, husband) to travel or undergo a medical procedure until their death.
...

17:52

BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill found to have caused over $17 billion in environmental damage David Icke latest headlines

A recent study revealed that the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, touted as the largest oil spill in the U.S. history, has caused more than $17.2 billion in damages. The oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon operating off the Gulf of Mexico exploded and sank on April 20, 2010, which resulted in the death of 11 workers and the release of up to 134 million gallons of crude oil in the ocean. This resulted in extensive ocean pollution, which soiled beaches, destroyed marshes, and killed birds and marine life. As part of the study, the research team conducted face-to-face interviews with 3,656 randomly selected adults. The team also interviewed an additional 1,492 individuals by mail or by phone. The interviews tackled various topics such as the Gulfs natural resources prior to the oil spill, oil spill-related injuries to the Gulf, and how much people were willing to pay to prevent it from reoccurring. The respondents were then randomly assigned to either a smaller or larger sets of Gulf injuries, and varying tax amounts for prevention initiatives. Read more: BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill found to have caused over $17 billion in environmental damage

17:52

US Congress Hammers out Deal to Fund Government Through Fiscal Year "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If this deal passes Congress and the president signs it into law, it would mark the first significant bipartisan legislation since Trump took office.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Rifle Association (NRA) leadership forum at the Georgia World Congress Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, US, April 28, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Files

Washington: US congressional negotiators have hammered out a bipartisan agreement on a spending package to keep the federal government funded through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, a senior congressional aide said on Sunday.

The House of Representatives and Senate must approve the deal before the end of Friday and send it to President Donald Trump for his signature to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.

On Friday, congressional sources familiar with the negotiations said the deal could include an increase in defence spending for this year totaling around $15 billion. But details of the defence portion of the agreement that was struck over the weekend were not immediately available.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said the agreement would increase funding for Puerto Ricos Medicaid healthcare program for the poor, which is facing shortfalls later this year. She did not specify how much more money Puerto Rico would get, however.

Pelosi added that the massive spending bill will also increase funding for several Democratic priorities, including the National Institutes of Health by $2 billion this year. The measure would deliver permanent health benefits for coal miners and their families who faced losing their insurance next month.

During the negotiations, Democrats pushed to protect funding for womens healthcare provider Planned Parenthood, but details were not yet available.

The house is likely to vote first on the package, probably early in the week and...

17:49

South Korea Media Warn of Trump Risk to Alliance "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

US President Donald Trump appears on stage at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 29, 2017. Credit: Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Seoul: South Korean media on Monday warned of a Trump risk threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul amid high tensions over the Norths weapons ambitions.

The two countries are bound by a defence pact and 28,500 US troops are stationed in the South.

But the new US president has said in recent interviews that Seoul should pay for a billion-dollar US missile defence system being deployed in the South to guard against threats from the nuclear-armed North.

He has also pushed for renegotiation of what he called a horrible bilateral free trade pact that went into effect five years ago, calling it an unacceptable deal made by Hillary.

The remarks stunned Seoul, with South Korean politicians immediately rejecting his push for payment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery.

Tensions are high over the Norths nuclear and missile programmes it has ambitions to develop a rocket that can deliver a warhead to the US mainland and threats on both sides have raised fears of conflict.

Trumps mouth rattling Korea-US alliance said a front-page headline in South Koreas top-selling daily, Chosun, today.

There are issues that are far more important than just money, it said in an editorial.

If either country keeps reducing the alliance to the matter of money or the economy, it is bound to undermine basic trust.

Seoul, it said, needed to come up with various Plan Bs for the future.

The THAAD system is being installed at a former golf course in the South.

This has infuriated China, which sees it as compromising its own capabilities and has responded with a series of measures seen as economic retaliation, even as Washington looks to Beijing to rein in Pyongyang.

At the weekend Seouls presidential office said US national security advisor H.R. McMaster had appeared to backtrack on THAAD, telling his South Korean counterpart by phone that the US would bear the cost of the missile deployment as initially agreed.

But McMaster told Fox News on Sunday that the last thing he would ever do was contradict the president and that the relationship on THAAD, on our defence relationship going forward, will be...

17:48

Prayer and Meditation for Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Why do you always oppose the Holy Spirit? (Life is harder when you get stoned) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Lectionary: 274

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The Stoning of Stephen. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed.

Reading 1 ACTS 7:518:1A

Stephen said to the people, the elders, and the scribes:
You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears,
you always oppose the Holy Spirit;
you are just like your ancestors.
Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute?
They put to death those who foretold the coming of the righteous one,
whose betrayers and murderers you have now become.
You received the law as transmitted by angels,
but you did not observe it.

When they heard this, they were infuriated,
and they ground their teeth at him.
But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit,
looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God
and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
and Stephen said, Behold, I see the heavens opened
and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
But they cried out in a loud voice,
covered their ears, and rushed upon him together.
They threw him out of the city, and began to stone him.
The witnesses laid down their cloaks
at the feet of a young man named Saul.
As they were stoning Stephen, he called out,
Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice,
Lord, do not hold this sin against them;
and when he said this, he fell asleep.

Now Saul was consenting to his execution.

Responsorial Psalm PS 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 7B AND 8A, 17 AND 21AB

R. (6a) Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit....

17:46

Russia-US Summit Expected To Take Place in May "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It is reported that a Russia-US summit may take place at the end of May. According to Russia's Kommersant newspaper, citing unidentified sources on both sides, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump could meet before July's G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The information was confirmed on April 27 by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. The US president plans to be in Europe on May 25-27 to attend the NATO summit in Brussels and the G7 summit in the Italian city Taormina.

17:45

No, Mr Naidu, Human Rights Activists Are Not Actually Silent Over the Sukma Attack "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Human rights activists have maintained that they are against all forms of violence, yet continue to come under attack by the state.

Every time there is an attack or killing by Maoists or a terror attack, a set of people otherwise contemptuous of human rights start asking questions like Where are human rights wallahs? Why are they silent now? Joining the bandwagon after the Sukma attack is Union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, who recently issued an official statement titled Why human rights activists silent on dastardly killing of CRPF Jawans in Sukma?

This isnt a rhetorical (and ungrammatical) question raised in a press conference, but a formal statement released by his office, with the minister asking if human rights are meant only for those who chose violence in furtherance of their outdated ideologies and not for security personnel and common people?

There are two questions here. Are human rights activists and organisations really silent on the Sukma attack? And second, are human rights only meant for a few people, especially those who, in the ministers words, indulge in violence? The answer to both questions is a no.

Let us address the first question. Contrary to the ministers claim, human rights organisations and activists condemned the Sukma incident within a few hours. The Chhattisgarh PUCL severely condemns the ruthless ambush carried out by Maoists at the Burkapal area under police station Chintagufa limits in district Sukma on April 24, 2017, and expresses its deep grief at the killing of 25 jawans, mostly young persons of poor families, read the opening sentence of the statement released by the Chhattisgarh chapter of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).

...

17:45

Canberra"s National Identity Problem "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Australia has announced sweeping reforms to its rules on immigration and citizenship. It has discovered that national identity is important and must be preserved. In fact, the group instincts that hold us together as a nation are stronger than most realize and operate at every level of society.

17:38

Indonesian President Joko Widodo Chinese regional hegemony crashing into Indonesian sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed War"

Indonesian President Joko Widodo touring the Natuna Islands in the South China Sea aboard the Imam Bonjol warship. (South China Morning Post)

NETRALNEWS.COM States involved in the South China Sea dispute should engage in concrete cooperation well before any code of conduct is developed, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has proposed.

In an exclusive interview with This Week in Asia ahead of his visit to the Asean summit on Saturday, Widodo said that such cooperation would be an important step towards ensuring peace in the disputed waters. In the transitional period before we have the code, the building block of trust is very important. I stress, very important, he said.

Widodos comments indicate that Southeast Asias largest nation has no intention of becoming more confrontational over this potentially explosive issue. Asked for his assessment of the presidents remarks, maritime security expert Ian Storey said, I do not discern a hardening of Indonesias position on the South China Sea, which remains consistent.

Widodo wants Chinese to keep coming as investors, not workers

Indonesia does not count itself among the states with active, competing claims over various parts of the South China Sea, but the vast archipelago has islands close to the resource-rich waters of the disputed territories.

The code covers a binding crisis management mechanism, the prevention of the establishment of offensive weapons and ensuring freedom of navigation, among other matters.

Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, said the code would take time. Therefore, before any situation erupts, we shou...

17:35

Is Mark Zuckerberg Running for President? (Sure Looks Like It) David Icke latest headlines

An Ohio family said they learned just 20 minutes before dinner on Friday evening that a planned mystery guest would be the Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. I knew we were having a mystery guest and that was about it, Daniel Moore told a local newspaper, the Vindicator of Youngstown. It was completely incredible. The Vindicator reported that Zuckerberg dined with the Moore family in Newton Falls, about 55 miles south-east of Cleveland. The newspaper said Zuckerberg had asked his staff to find Democrats who voted for Donald Trump. Zuckerbergs trek to Ohio is part of the Facebook founders plan to visit and meet people in all 50 states, part of a string of moves which has lead to widespread speculation about whether Zuckerberg intends to run for office himself. Read more: Is Mark Zuckerberg Running for President? (Sure Looks Like It)

17:32

Completely Alone And Utterly Depressed "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michael SnyderEnd Of The American DreamApril 28, 2017 Do you ever feel like you have been completely abandoned by the world? Do you struggle with feelings of loneliness, isolation and depression? If so, you are far from alone. Thanks to technology Americans are more isolated than they have ever been before, and as you will []

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17:31

Fierce Battle Erupts In Kremlin Over If To Charge Obama With War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed World"


An intriguing Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today details a sharp and angry exchange between SC members Valentina Matviyenko (Chairwoman of the Council of Federation) and Sergei Lavrov (Foreign Minister of Russia) relating to if former United States President Barack Obama should be charged by the Prosecutor Generals Office for war crimes committed in Ukraineand that Matviyenko says the precedent for doing so was established this past week by the Federation requesting that the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) issue an international arrest warrant for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.  According to this report, shortly after taking office, associates of President Donald Trump delivered to the Security Council previously classified documents confirming that the Obama administration secretly and flagrantly colluded with Arseniy Yatsenyuk to violently overthrow the democratically elected government of Ukraine in order to install a Neo-Nazi governmentand that the worlds largest private intelligence agency Stratfor (the Shadow CIA) called the most blatant coup in history. Upon receiving these secret classified US documents, this report continues, the Prosecutor Generals Office was able to obtain an in-absentia arrest for former Prime Minister Yatsenyuk allowing him to be put on an international wanted list on 21 February 2017. With Prime Minister Yatsenyuk being the first former foreign head of state to be so charged in the modern era under Federation law, this report details, SC member Matviyenko argued that since the evidence shows former President Obamas complicity in this international crime too, he should, likewise be charged. Arguing against Matviyenko, however, this report says, is Foreign Minister Lavrovwhose position is that any international criminal charges made by the Federation against former President Obama would be an incitement to the United States and its Western allies, so much so, in fact, it would most certainly lead to war. Countering Lavrovs argument, however, this report notes, Matviyenko warns that war is now nearly inevitable between the Federation and the West anyway, but by charging President Obama with war crimes, could very well force the Western media to expose/reveal to their citizens the full horrors the United States has not only inflicted upon Ukraine, but is now preparing to do in America too. Central to Matviyenkos argument, this report says, is her detailing how the United States is now facing a growing Trotskyite movement against President Trump whose shadowy forces are now openly calling for revolution and violently attacking all who oppose them in street battles throughout America. Trotskyites, this report explains, are devotees to the Marxist revolutionary and theorist Leon Trotsky who...

17:30

Why Are Cesses Meant For Workers Social Security Being Abolished? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

After the government cancelled certain cesses that were meant for labourers welfare in preparation for the GST, activists suspect that many such moves may be around the corner.

Workers at a construction site on the outskirts of Kolkata. Credit: Reuters/Files

The cess in the construction industry is currently activists biggest concern, since it affects the highest number of workers. Credit: Reuters/Files

Assaults on the hard-earned rights of several categories of workers have been on the rise in recent times, evidenced by the cancellation of cesses meant to be utilised for workers social security. If left unchecked, such changes can lead to much bigger losses for workers at large and undo any positive changes we have seen in their working and living conditions.

Some MPs have tried to raise the issue. Sharad Yadav, a senior political leader and member of the Rajya Sabha, wrote a letter on March 17 to finance minister Arun Jaitley. I write this to express my great concern about salt, mica, coal, dolomite, cine, iron ore, manganese and chrome ore workers as welfare cesses being collected for their social security have been cancelled without consulting the trade unions, he said.

Saying that the removal of these cesses was in preparation for the introduction of the GST, Yadav expressed apprehensions about the possibility of such cesses in the construction and beedi industries also being cancelled, where the number of workers is much higher.

Yadav is not alone in being apprehensive. In Tamil Nadu, representatives of central as well as local unions have got together to form a Joint Action Committee on the GST Bill and the abolition of cesses. This committee organised a seminar on this issue at Chennai on March 2. Speaking at the seminar, R. Geetha of the Federation of Unorganised Workers said that trade unions and workers have been shocked by the likely impact of the GST on the social security of workers. Participants at the seminar expressed their dismay that cesses collected for the welfare of workers in the salt , mica, coal, limestone, dolomite and iron ore sectors have been abolished and hence the welfare schemes for these workers (if they have been retained at all) may be starved of resources. People at the seminar also expressed the need to protect the surviving cesses meant for construction and beedi workers.

The biggest concern is to protect the cess in the construction industry, as this covers the welfare and social security of the largest number of workers. A long battle was fought by workers organi...

Reportbacks From the Scarsella Trial (Ten Part Series) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Minneapolis, MN Hennepin County Judge Hilary Caliguiri sentenced white supremacist Allen Scarsella to 182 months for his racially motivated act of domestic terrorism, shooting five unarmed protesters in Minneapolis in November 2015. Scarsellas trial featured over thirty witnesses and lasted through eleven days of testimony.

Unicorn Riot was documenting live at the 4th Precinct on November 19th, 2015, when Allen Scarsella and Julio Suarez first physically trolled the protest encampment in North Minneapolis while armed, and Unicorn Riot was present during the court dates and attended the full proceedings of Scarsella trial.

This post encapsulates all ten of the comprehensive reportbacks from the Scarsella Trial and has links to the five previous stories on this act of domestic terrorism before the trial.

Scarsella is part of the growing movement of white nationalists using coded language and memes adopted through the internet and espousing white-supremacist ideals through terminology not recognized by the larger majority of the populace. Scarsella converted his bigoted electronic trolling into real life violent crime; the trial testimonies gave the world a glimpse into the minds and motives of impressionable white nationalists who are a serious threat to the society around them.

[Content Advisory: some of the language seen in these articles and videos may be disturbing and offensive to our audience.]

To see a timeline of events that led to the shooting, watch the video below:


Part One Summary: After many attempts to have the trial moved from Minneapolis, in early January 2017, the Scarsella trial started. Part One features some background on Allen Scarsella, the reason why a Unicorn Riot journalist was subpoenaed, the week long jury selection, and the opening statements, in which Scarsellas defense admitted the mass shooting and claimed self-defense.

17:29

Philippines abruptly drops South China Sea mentions from ASEAN statement "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Associated Press

Southeast Asian leaders link arms the

Southeast Asian leaders link arms the ASEAN Way as they pose for a group photo following their retreat in the 30th ASEAN Leaders Summit Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Manila, Philippines.  (AP)

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over Chinas militarization of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in a major concession to Beijing.

The 25-page statement issued by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte following the daylong meeting of leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations he hosted in Manila also made no direct mention of his countrys landmark arbitration victory against China last year. A vague reference to the ruling was removed from a part of the communique that discussed the long-seething territorial conflicts and moved elsewhere in the document.

The changes were apparent based on a previous draft of the communique seen by The Associated Press. A foreign diplomat based in Manila told the AP that the Philippines circulated a stronger draft statement to other ASEAN member states, which was backed by countries like Vietnam.

Other governments made suggestions but Duterte, as ASEAN chairman this year, could decide how to shape the language of the regional blocs chairmans statement, said the diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of a lack of authority to discuss the issue publicly.

China and ASEAN member states Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam, along with Taiwan, have overlapping claims to territory in the South China Sea, a strategic waterway through which billions of dollars in world trade passes each year. The waters are also important fishing grounds and are believed to have undersea deposits of oil and gas.

ASEAN, which makes decisions by consensus, has previously struggled to come up with statements on the issue, with Dutertes predecess...

17:25

The lamentable tri-color "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Trump, Brexit and Le Pen - a trio united by their tri-colors, and an enemy that just won't ever go away

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In these times of renewed nationalism, it is notable that three cultural and political icons all in flux also claim the same choices in their national flags:  red, white and blue.  But the trio of colors share a far deeper narrative than just positions on the chromatic spectrum.   Red Republicans have taken dubious control of all three branches of the US government, white ultra-nationalists are threatening to overwhelm the rationale of the French Revolution, and Britons have become increasingly blue after digging themselves the virtual grave of Brexit.

That said as prelude, I have seldom seen the pub-frequenting public as disturbed and upended as it has been since the vote.  Lager sales are up as the UK tumbles down the emotional and political slope of leaving the once-safe haven of the EU confederation.  This already frightening scenario seems amplified tied to the nightmare vision of a heavily-coiffed loose cannon in the US White House.  And the possibility of an even more overt racist in the French capital.  But while all three situations are being manipulated by similar fears, they are set in place by very different world views.

The Republican president was an ever-present magnifier during my last UK visit.  All week, as soon as I opened my States-accented mouth and betrayed myself as an American, the Trump Burden was immediately voiced, before any other introduction was offered.  An example:  I was looking forward to a late-evening nightcap in the venerable Duke of Hamilton pub in Hampstead on a Friday eve, but as I ordered a pint, I heard from beside me, without prelude:  Whats wrong with you Yanks, bringing this crazed jackal into politics?  Dont we have enough problems as it is?  

I started about just as the gentleman dismissed me without a further word, turning his back and returning to a conversation with his friends, as if he had now given his lecture to America and was finally and ultimately vindicated.  I was relieve......

17:24

How Childhood Stress Can Knock 20 Years Off Your Life David Icke latest headlines

There is a scene in James Redfords new film, Resilience, in which a paediatrician cites a parental misdeed so outmoded as to seem bizarre. Parents used to smoke in the car with kids in the back and the windows rolled up, she says, incredulous. How long ago those days now seem; how wise todays parents are to the dangers of those toxins. Yet every week in her clinic in the Bayview-Hunters Point area of San Francisco, children present with symptoms of a new pollutant one that is just as damaging. But unlike the smoke-filled car, this new pollutant is invisible, curling undetected around childrens lives and causing lasting damage to their lungs, their hearts, their immune systems. Read more: How Childhood Stress Can Knock 20 Years Off Your Life

17:23

Mass immigration grinds big cities to a halt - by Leith van Onselen "IndyWatch Feed National"

Anyone that lives in Sydney or Melbourne will have experienced the crippling rise in congestion on our transport networks first hand. Morning and evening peaks now run for hours, traffic is forever thick on the weekends, and the time taken to travel from point A to point B now takes longer than ever. Article originally published at https://www.macrobusiness.com.au/2017/05/mass-immigration-grinds-big-cities-to-halt/

Over the weekend, The Australian confirmed what we living in the big cities already know: commuting is fast becoming a nightmare:

The number of vehicles travelling in Australian cities
has grown almost tenfold in the past 70 years and, with exponential
population growth not being met with adequate road infrastructure
upgrades, traffic speeds are crawling to a standstill

Last year, a report from the Committee for Economic Development of
Australia said congestion could cost the nation more than $50 billion in
lost productivity by 2031 unless addressed.

The latest congestion bill was $16.5bn in 2015.

Congestion levels on major arterial roads are at a high, with most
cities suffering much slower travel times and lower average speeds than
previously recorded

Sydney, which last year was named the nations most congested city by
peak transport body Austroads, has seen significant reductions in
average speeds even since 2011. The population of Greater Sydney has
risen by almost 300,000 people during that time, reaching almost five
million

Melbourne is growing by 2000 new drivers each week, with more than
200,000 vehicles travelling across the West Gate Bridge between the CBD
and western suburbs each day

Between 2006 and 2013, speeds on Melbournes major arterial roads
have slowed by an average of 13km/h, wit...

17:16

Rent-a-womb trade goes cross-border in parts of Indochina Trafficking in semen "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Thai authorities with the nitrogen tank that was used to store the six vials of semen that a 25-year-old man attempted to carry into Laos.PHOTO: THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Ban in Thailand has driven industry underground and across to neighbouring Laos and Cambodia

The recent arrest of a man for attempting to transport human sperm from Thailand to Laos has cast a spotlight on cross-border surrogacy arrangements designed to get around bans by individual countries in the region.

With bans on commercial surrogacy in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam driving the rent-a-womb industry underground, more surrogate mothers are now implanted with embryos in Laos, where there are no laws governing the practice. These surrogates then deliver their babies in a separate country.

On April 20, Thai Customs officers in the border province of Nong Khai stopped 25-year-old Nithinon Srithaniyanan from carrying six vials of semen into Laos


The semen reportedly from a Chinese man and a Vietnamese man was frozen inside a nitrogen tank.

Nithinon later said he had taken semen to a clinic in Laos 12 times, as well as to another clinic and hospital in Cambodia 13 times since last year, making 5,000 baht (S$202) for each run, according to the local press.

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    Number of babies born to su...

17:15

USA- Fluoride forum moderator gets positive reviews "IndyWatch Feed Europe"

  • By Mike Crowley Meadville Tribune
In what has been a fraught and at times contentious fluoridation debate process so far, one point of agreement has emerged among the primary participants.
Though their recommendations on water fluoridation vary, three out of three groups involved agree that Frank Coppola, the consultant hired by the Meadville Area Water Authority to coordinate the May 4 community discussion of the issue, has helped to make organizing the event as smooth a process as possible. And while arrangements for the event have been finalized, Coppolas efforts will continue as he serves as the moderator of the forum taking place in the Lew Davies Community Center, 1034 Park Ave., at 6:30 p.m.
The 72-year old Coppola began his career as a math teacher, eventually becoming principal of Meadville Area Senior High in the 1970s. The consulting firm he runs now is actually his third career after working in education for a decade, he spent another decade in the private manufacturing sector.
Im a teacher at heart, he said as he reviewed the details of the May 4 meeting last week, so standing up in front of a group is natural for me.
Coppola became involved with planning the fluoridation forum earlier this year when discussions bega...

17:15

Avengers 80 Come and meet us "IndyWatch Feed War"

April 29, 2017  /  Gilad Atzmon https://theatre80.wordpress.com The Post Political Condition Trump, Brexit, the Middle East What Next? 5 pm an extended panel discussion, then a jazz concert from 9 pm 5pm Sunday, 30 April Theatre 80, 80 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003 USA $10 suggested donation, cash only at the door On []

17:14

US govt funding deal reached to avert shutdown "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

    Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the US government running until 30 September, media report. The bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for President Donald Trumps proposed wall on the Mexico border, they say. The reported $1 trillion deal (770bn) needs to be approved by lawmakers. On Friday Congress approved a stop-gap spending bill that averted a government shutdown at midnight on that day. That gave Congress one more week to work out federal spending over the last...

The post US govt funding deal reached to avert shutdown appeared first on New Telegraph Newspapers.

17:14

Uri Avnery The Israeli Macron "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Jim W. Dean - Uri gives us an analysis of how the young, unknown Emmanuel Macron, with a new party, came out of the blue to win the first round in the French elections.

17:11

Trump: Kim Jong-un a smart cookie "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  US President Donald Trump has described North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as a pretty smart cookie. Speaking to CBS, he noted Kim had assumed power at a young age, despite dealing with some very tough people. Amid escalating tensions over North Koreas nuclear programme, he said he had no idea whether Kim was sane. The North Korean leader had his uncle executed two years after he came to power, and is suspected of ordering the recent killing of his half-brother. President Trump, asked what he made of the North...

The post Trump: Kim Jong-un a smart cookie appeared first on New Telegraph Newspapers.

17:11

Kamloops Yellow Cabs Tries Dispatching From Pakistan "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

The Vancouver Sun reports that a Kamloops BC Yellow Cab company is threatening to outsource their dispatch operation to Pakistan. They blame the ruling Liberal government who, in a flurry of pre-election giveaways, decided to let Uber open shop in the province.

In a telephone interview with KTW from Pakistan, from where he emigrated decades ago, [Abdul] Rasheed placed blame at the foot of Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone, the province's transportation minister for the past four years.

The B.C. Liberals have pledged to bring in legislation and measures so ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft can operate legally before Christmas.

"Looking at that, I knew a small company like us can't survive a multi-billion company," Rasheed said, noting he is forced to look at his costs. "We're looking at all infrastructure," he said. "Overhead is high."

The Liberals have promised measures to help taxi companies compete with ride-sharing firms, including putting in $1 million to develop a competing smartphone app and attempting to level the playing field for insurance and driver qualification.

Some night dispatch for Kamloops Yellow Cabs is now being done out of Pakistan, what Rasheed, who is in the South Asian country working on the program, called it an experiment to determine if it is practical.

There are about four dispatchers who work for Yellow Cabs.


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17:10

Why French progressives should vote for Macron "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The second round of the French presidential election is not about voting for the lesser of two evils. Its about bringing progressives together to vote against evil itself.

It is perhaps the single-most important failure of progressives across Europe since the outbreak of the 2008 financial crisis and Brussels blundering crush of the Athens Spring in 2015 an utter inability to come together and present a solid front, and a sensible, non-sectarian agenda, against the xenophobic and toxic nationalistic forces tearing apart the European Union.

While the urgency to once and for all overcome such a failure to unite should have become painfully obvious after the Brexit and Trump experiences of 2016, the latest wakeup call to European progressives after the first round of the French presidential election may also go ignored along with another missed opportunity for progressives to come together.

Regardless, we must try.

When Emmanuel Macron made it to the second round of the French presidential election last month, banning Marine Le Pen from occupying the lyse Palace for the present time, the EU breathed a sigh of relief with our European representatives and various heads of state echoing their euphoria. The threat to the Union had, once more, been averted. But sadly this is as myopic as Brussels can be.

Macron may very well prevent the Front Nationals rise to power next Sunday, but by what margin and for how long? The epic demise of Macrons former Socialist Party has left its electorate fractured among him, Benot Hamon and Jean-Luc Mlenchon, so the young former Minister of Economy and maverick investment banker is doomed to endure an extremely weak presidency after the legislative race in June. This is particularly dangerous if there is no clear alternative in sight.

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17:09

La Liga: Celta beaten again ahead of United visit "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

  Celta Vigo were beaten for the fifth time in six La Liga games, going down 3-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday with the Galicians distracted by Thursdays Europa League semi-final against Manchester United. Eduardo Berizzo made nine changes from the side that started Thursdays 2-1 defeat at Sevilla and Athletics greater desire for the points showed as they boosted their bid to qualify for next seasons Europa League. Raul Garcia struck either side of halftime before Mikel Rico wrapped up a vital three points for the visitors...

The post La Liga: Celta beaten again ahead of United visit appeared first on New Telegraph Newspapers.

17:06

May 1st: The Day Slavery System Transferred from Monarchies to the Corporations "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today, May 1st 2017, the world labor movements commemorate once again their tangible contribution to our collective development as a human species. This is also the day when they blow their horns on the massive inequality and the continued exploitation of the labor force. There was never a year when the movement celebrated this day Continue reading May 1st: The Day Slavery System Transferred from Monarchies to the Corporations

17:05

Wenger refuses to give up on top four "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

Arsenals manager Arsene Wenger wont give up on a top-four finish this season despite a 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday that ensured they will finish below their local rivals for the first time in his 21 years at the club. Draws for Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League earlier on Sunday took them six and five points respectively above Wengers side, who have a game in hand, in the race for Champions League football next season. Next weekend Arsenal, who have reached an FA Cup...

The post Wenger refuses to give up on top four appeared first on New Telegraph Newspapers.

17:04

The contraption and the future of social democracy: the government experiment in Portugal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

Something relatively obvious took too long to be explicitly acknowledged in Portuguese democracy: that there are more points of convergence than of divergence among the leftwing parties.

lead Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, to Berlin, 2016. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Press Association. All rights reserved.We take a look here at the manifest failings of social democracy over recent decades, failings, that is, until the emergence of a political alternative convening different forces around a progressive agenda, as embodied by the configuration of the current Portuguese government.

Let us begin by considering the results of the latest legislative elections in the Netherlands. While the defeat of the far right may have ultimately allowed for some general relief, concerns over the long run continue to rise across the political spectrum.

For one, it appears that the non-victory of Geert Wilders can be attributed to the radicalisation of the nationalistic, anti-immigration rightwing party, led by the current prime minister. This means that part of the extremist agenda is beginning to permeate the traditional parties and to be normalised in political discourse and action. While such a strategy may momentarily stall the rise of the far right, it will eventually institutionalise and legitimise the latters agenda.

Another worrisome development is the downfall of the Social Democratic Workers Party, sunk to near political irrelevance when it had only just become partner to the government in the previous election. Similarities with the recent fate of the Greek socialist party can be seen here. Ironically, both fell prey to the same austerity politics they had previously devised: the former, as ideologue and impostor on a European scale, the latter as enforcer in its own country, against its own people. Subsequently, in France, the presidential elections also signalled early on that the socialist party candidate would not be a significant contender in the race.

Rather than rightwing politics (resilient to these collisions despite having driven the austerity agenda), i...

17:03

President Trumps Korean Peninsula Gambit? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Is President Trump playing hardball with Russia and China to thwart the effects of the growing BRICS banking system and the expanding Shanghai Silk-Road AIIB trade pact?

17:01

Video: Montenegro In: Parliament ratifies NATO membership amid mass protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NATO has expanded further into Eastern Europe, thats after lawmakers in the small Baltic state of Montenegro unanimously accession to the military bloc. Via Youtube

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17:01

Video: Montenegro In: Parliament ratifies NATO membership amid mass protests "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

NATO has expanded further into Eastern Europe, thats after lawmakers in the small Baltic state of Montenegro unanimously accession to the military bloc. Via Youtube

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17:01

Immigration is Off the Chartsbut be polite and dont mention the Jews "IndyWatch Feed War"

Posted on April 30, 2017 by Richard Edmondson If immigration to the US continues at its present rate, we Americans may one day in the not-so-terribly-distant future find ourselves in a predicament not unlike that of Swedes, Germans, and other European populationsthat is to say with our culture and traditions in danger of being supplanted []

17:01

The Philippine bishop who is standing up to Duterte "IndyWatch Feed War"

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces the disbandment of police operations against illegal drugs on Jan. 30 in Manila. (CNS photo/Ezra Acayan, Reuters)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announces the disbandment of police operations against illegal drugs on Jan. 30 in Manila. (CNS photo/Ezra Acayan, Reuters)

The case filed against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a very good step toward stopping drug-related killings, a Catholic bishop said.

It is our hope that this move will inject fear into the hearts and minds of the accused officials so that...

17:00

Defence Minister Apologizes to former Comrades for Claims about Afghan Battle "IndyWatch Feed Tech"




This is too funny by half but then it is a common mistake made by folks in the middle of crisis. The intensity of your local part naturally is misunderstood to reflecta greater whole when it does not.  Do not worry.  He was there and contributed to the event.  The numbers hequotes seem high but that likely was the  larger campaign.

More impressively, when the Canadian forces showed up in Kandahar, i am sure that they encouraged the Taliban to grossly underestimate Canadian combat readiness. This led them to immediately concentrate their forces to attempt a major assault where they effectively walked into a nasty ambush that shut down their local theat  level for as long as the Canadians were there.

All these were serious warmaking operations aimed at sharply reducing enemy numbers which is what was accomplished.  Also speachwriters do get carried away and the speech was given in India where exageration is expected and self depreciation is not.  Unfortunately it blew back in Canada. He will make agood politician yet.




Defence minister apologizes to former comrades for claims about Afghan battle


The Canadian Press Sat, Apr 29 2:03 PM PDT
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17:00

IML 2017 Conference, ACM digital library proceedings, Venue: Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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17:00

Ex-MI6 chief accuses Donald Trump of secretly borrowing from Russia "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



   

Even if this happens to be true, we are talking about billionaires dealing with billionaires to  offset an extraordinary banking collapse in 2008.  Better yet Trump has been adept at stepping around banking collapses and the inevitable bank shakedown imposed by the banks.  Many serious developers failed this test and I do know some well enough to appreciate just how adept he has been. At the time and place one Mr Trump had no national secrets to dispense and no one would ever imagine it possible. Trying to make more out of his passing associations which by the by were shared by every Tom Dick and Harry in New York financial circles is an insult to our intelligence and only serves as a fraudulent smoke screen.
That is now neatly shut of with his out of the blue missile attack in Syria.  He actually killed several birds there but i can assure you he has not taken his eyes off the ball and you do not even know what that ball is..
So perhaps we can return to some common sense here.



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Ex-MI6 chief accuses Donald Trump of secretly borrowing from Russia to keep his property empire afloat during the financial crisis

Bombshell accusation from ex-spymaster Sir Richard Dearlove comes as rumours continue to swirl about the presidents past business dealings with Moscow

By Tom Newton Dunn, Political Editor

13th April 2017, 2:30 am

A FORMER MI6 chief has accused Donald Trump of secretly borrowing from Russia to keep his property empire afloat during the financial crisis.

The bombshell accusation from ex-spymaster Sir Richard Dearlove comes as rumours continue to swirl about th...

17:00

Watch: Russian News Agency Shows Off Father of All Bombs "IndyWatch Feed Tech"



Are we having enough fun yet?  This is a valable tactical weapon best used sparingly.  Let us leave it at that.

It does allow blast size comparable to a nuke which should allow us to not use a nuke.  That happens to be a sound plan.




Expect this to be used against Korea's nuclear program and its personnel.



 

Watch: Russian News Agency Shows Off Father of All Bombs


By Harris
on April 15, 2017 at 9:53am

http://conservativetribune.com/russia-had-to-show-up-moab/


After the successful detonation of the United States militarys Mother of all Bombs, Russia decided to debut its own weapon, dubbing it the Father of all Bombs. Of course, in true Vladimir Putin fashion, Russia is boasting that the bomb is supposedly even stronger than the United States MOAB.

In a video that was released via Russia Today, the Father of all Bombs was premiered. The segment focused on the successful testing of the bomb, which is said to have a blast comparable to a nuclear weapon but without any of the radiation fallout.

This comes as a response to the United States recent strike on Afghanistan in which there are at least 94 confirmed deaths of Islamic State group fighters. Russia, not wanting to be outdone, had to show the U.S. their big daddy bomb, and the timing couldnt be more purposeful.



Its effectiveness and capabilities are comparable to nuclear weapons, deputy chief of staff of the Russian armed forces Alexander Rukshin said on the video, provided by The Daily Caller.

At the same time use of this weapon does not damage or pollute the environment, and instead leaves the ground looking like the surfac...

17:00

U.S. Special Forces Hunt 'Killer Bigfoot' Group in Western North Carolina "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

















First off, i am not convinced that this group happens to be Bigfoot.  It is rare for Bigfoot to form a group at all except when perhaps they are taking salmon as has been seen.  At best this is a group of young males trying to feed themselves and then experimenting with some easy game in humanity.  Again i find it unconvincing generally.

Alternately we have already noted recently a serious group of thirteen Giant Sloths that was stumbled upon by a pair of hikers just reaching their car which prevented a bad ending.  Add in the sudden pulling of a soldier into the trees and we have Sloth behavior as well.

Add in the military extraction of the bodies and no debriefing and we have a clear case for deliberate suppression of data here. Why did the witness not describe the creatures except to simply use the name he was told?  On the face of it, they really need to be Sasquatches simply because a sloth has huge claws on all paws.

We have now had several clear instances in which an extraction team shows up to clean up the bodies of the Sasquatch.  Why is this a secret at all?  We likely have two dozen bodies now in storage.
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U.S. Special Forces Hunt 'Killer Bigfoot' Group in Western North Carolina

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17:00

Trust in our own strength: the African Movement of Working Children and Youth in Senegal "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The working children of Senegal have long organised to educate, support, and protect one another from the everyday violence of life on the streets.

Working children in Senegal. Photo by author. All rights reserved.

From 18 February to 2 March 2017, a group from Germany travelled to Senegal to learn, among other things, about the African Movement of Working Children and Youth. It met with grassroots groups in Saint-Louis and This and had the opportunity to talk extensively with delegates on the aims, activities, and experiences of the movement. The movement is active in 27 countries in Africa and has almost one million members. It has been officially recognised as representing the interests of working children and youth, and is accredited as an observer organisation by the African Union.


Saint-Louis, in the north of Senegal near the border of Mauritania, is a morbidly charming city that, in colonial times, was the capital of French West Africa. In the streets hundreds of very young boys, usually in groups, persistently approach pedestrians with cans and boxes painted white in their hands.

They are talibs, students of Islamic schools who collect money on behalf of their religious teachers, called marabouts. In these schools, called daaras, they are taught to read and recite the Quran. It seems that except for some occasional tourists no one is annoyed by the begging kids. In the Islamic society of Senegal, it is a common practice to offer something to someone in need a gift, especially if it is believed to be for charity.

One afternoon we have a meeting with the local section of the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY). To our surprise, a group of young women, approximately 12 to 18 years old, await us in a courtyard in the city centre. They present themselves as the elected delegates of the 18 grassroots groups belonging to the movement in the Saint-Louis area. They have come especially to meet us from the suburbs where the movement, according to our hosts, includes no less than 1,800 members that is, on average, a hundred in each group.

The delegates inform us that both men and women are organised in the movement. They are children and young people who earn money for themselves and their families through various jobs in third-party homes, markets, stores or workshops. Others take care of their younger siblings or take on household chores (what they call "real work" that deserves recognition).

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UK immigration rules vs. the best interests of children "IndyWatch Feed Politics.eu"

The UK Supreme Court has accepted the principle of a minimum income requirement for bringing family members into Britain, but hope remains for British families split by borders.

Todd Huffman/Flickr. (CC 2.0 by)

For thousands of British citizens and residents separated from loved ones by immigration rules, headlines after the Supreme Court decision on 22 February 2017 in the MM case were disappointing.1 The case concerned rights of non-EEA nationals to join British spouses or partners in the UK and the minimum-income requirement (MIR) that the sponsor earns 18,600 a year or has substantial savings, with more needed for dependent non-citizen children.

The court did not find the MIR incompatible with article eight of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to respect for private and family life). Yet hidden behind the governments victory is a more complex picture offering hope to some of those affected. The primary challenge was to the MIRs level. The court found that there was adequate justification for it and that it had been carefully set as the minimum a household needs to avoid eligibility for welfare support in the light of advice from the Migration Advisory Committee. Though expert evidence disputed that this would lead to significant welfare savings, this was not acknowledged in the judgment. To do so the court would have had to make a political judgement and question the boundaries of a lawful policy.

The British state is willing to see citizens forced to pursue life elsewhere rather than concede material benefits to foreign families.

The court gave weight to the immigration control objectives of the MIR but not the citizenship rights of British partners and family wanting to live together in the UK. The MIR excludes both citizens and their families because the sponsor may never be able to earn or save enough: about 40% of the working-age population dont earn enough. The effect on women, on ethnic groups, and on those living in many regions is disproportionate.

This imbalance illustrates the weakness of UK citizenship rights. The state is intolerant of other claimants to a citizens affections and is willing to see citizens forced to pursue life elsewhere rather than concede material benefits to foreign families. The onus is on the citizen to prove they cannot set up family life outside the UK. This approach is not unique to th...

16:57

Bronwyn Carlson: Why are Indigenous people such avid users of social media? "IndyWatch Feed National"

For some, social media provides a way to learn and express their Indigenous identity in a safe space. Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images For some, social media provides a way to learn and express their Indigenous identity in a safe space. Photograph: Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images Share this Post Indigenous people use social media at a rate higher than non-Indigenous people, and ...

16:57

Team Trump Lines Up with Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

Team Trump Lines Up with Israel Israels abuse of the Palestinians remains an open sore in the Middle East even as Israel and Team Trump try to turn everyones attention to the red herring of Iran, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R. Pillar The United Nations always has had, and rightfully []

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SyntaxHighlight MediaWiki extension allows injection of arbitrary Pygments options "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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16:52

Pyongyang Slams Israel As Disturber of Peace Armed With Illegal Nukes Under US Patronage "IndyWatch Feed World"

North Korea has accused Israel of being the only illegal possessor of nukes and threat to peace in the Middle East, and threatened Tel Aviv with a thousand-fold punishment after  Full Article

16:51

Something CHILLING Was Just Found At Mexican Border CNN Wont Report This "IndyWatch Feed World"

Liberals are continually asserting that displaced people represent no genuine danger to the American individuals. What was recently found at the Mexican outskirt, in any case, demonstrates that Donald Trump  Full Article

16:48

Pro-climate anti-Trump marches "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video says about itself:

CLIMATE MARCH FLOODS AMERICAS STREETS

29 April 2017

Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets in the United States for a Climate March.

By James Tweedie:

US: Climate protests mark 100 days of Trump

Monday 1st May 2017

People march across US as president plans to ditch clean power

THOUSANDS marched around the US on Saturday against President Donald Trumps environmental policies on his 100th day in office. Senator Bernie Sanders led a march of some 3,000 in Vermont.

In Montpelier, Mr Sanders decried rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and said the protests were part of a fight for the future of the planet.

He accused the fossil fuel industry of putting short-term profits ahead of the best interests of the planet.

Several thousand marched past the Trump Tower in Chicago, including members of the union representing Environmental Protection Agency employees.

Mr Trump has proposed cutting the EPAs budget by almost one-third, eliminating more than 3,000 jobs.

Last month Mr Trump ordered the Environmental Protection agency to review his predecessor Barack Obamas...

16:47

Fierce Battle Erupts In Kremlin Over If To Charge Obama With War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

[Katherine Frisk note: If I fully understand this,  what we have are thecommunist (socialist) Trotskyite on the left, basically Democrats and the fascist Nazis on the right, basically Republicans, setting Americans against each other. Two major tools are to use racism and religion in one form or another. Both groups who do not support real

16:45

Sad Narrative of Philippine Affairs "IndyWatch Feed War"

By and large, President Rodrigo Duterte passed with flying colors his first-ever hosting of an international event such as this years host country for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders Summit. Barely ten months into office, President Duterte demonstrated he could rise to occasion as a statesman.

Less than a year into his six-year term, President Duterte has met beforehand on one-on-one with each and every fellow ASEAN leaders. During the first few months into office last year, President Duterte made official visits in all nine ASEAN co-member states and met their respective leaders. It was an unprecedented feat compared to his five most recent predecessors at Malacanang Palace.

The 72-year old President embarked on these foreign travels because the Philippines is hosting this years official ASEAN activities marking its 50th foundation anniversary. This is aside from the fact President Duterte must embark first on ASEAN visits, being the newest elected head of state in this regional grouping.

In September last year, President Duterte made state visits one after the other to Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam. In October, he flew to Brunei Darussalam. Then in November, the President visited Malaysia and Thailand. He made state visits to Cambodia and Singapore in December. Last month, he made a state visit to Myanmar.

President Duterte made a second short visit to Bangkok in March this year to pay his last respects to the late Thai King Bhumipol Adulyadej. Outside the ASEAN member states, President Duterte has already made a state visit to China in October last year.

The President credits much of his personal preparations to ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., who headed the ASEAN National Organizing Committee (NOC). As head of the ASEAN-NOC, Paynor was the baton-master that put together more than 21 government agencies to handle this event being held in our country this year....

16:45

WHITE SUPREMACY (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

WHITE SUPREMACY Video Stefan Molyneux TDC Note At first I thought this was just another one of Mark Dices commentaries about the idiots in the presstitute media. Then I see there are several people commenting on this latest...

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16:45

Trump's deportation priorities aim at creating fear "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Trump administration is implementing new deportation priorities with the aim of creating fear as people are lifted from highly sensitive locations like schools, courts and places of worship, says Julia R Wilson of OneJustice. She was of the view that the Trump administration doesn't believe in ANY immigration.

16:44

Multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities in HideMyAss Pro VPN client v2.x for OS X "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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16:43

How do you like your bombs, Barrel or steel? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Barrel Bomb Conundrum By Craig Murray Information Clearing House   Virtually every mainstream media article or broadcast on the United States aerial massacre of Syrian government troops, manages to work in a reference to barrel bombs as though this in some way justifies or mitigates the US action. It is a fascinating example of []

16:42

Dubai is to test the feasibility of hyperloop trains "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

FOR years Elon Musk, a South African-born tech entrepreneur, has been telling anyone who will listen that the future of travel is the hyperloop. (Although he thinks it might also be driverless cars. Or perhaps affordable space travel.) Dubai may be about to test the limits of Mr Musks imagination.

The hyperloop is a train that moves along a tube that is kept at a thousandth of the normal atmospheric pressure at sea level. Because air resistance is one of the biggest obstacles to high-speed travel, all but eliminating it means that hair-raising velocity becomes possible. The proposed technology could shunt passengers along tunnels at perhaps 745mph, which is faster than a jet plane.

16:41

Trump and Le Pen: birds of a feather, the rise of friendly fascism "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

I argue that Trump and Le Pen are much alike and that the reversals of Trump's populism, anti-globalism, and pro-peace pretense will also take place if Le Pen is elected.

16:41

Moving Past 100 Days: The Lies Continue "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Engaging in the lost art of fact checking for Trump's weekly address.

16:40

Philippines: Senators Critical of Philippine National Police Chief for Inhuman Treatment of Prisoners Unlivable secret prison cell hidden behind a book shelf inside a police station "IndyWatch Feed War"

This photo taken April 27, 2017 shows people allegedly kept inside a hidden room at the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Manila Police Departments Police Station 1 in the Tondo area of Manila. Human rights workers found a dozen people on April 27 stuffed inside a dark, closet-sized jail cell hidden behind a book shelf in a Philippine police station. The rights officials, acting on a tip, made the surprise inspection on the police station and were calling out for any detainees to come forward. AFP/Vincent Go

MANILA, Philippines Two senators were appalled by the reaction of Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Bato dela Rosa of a cell behind a bookshelf in a police station in Manilas Tondo district.

Sen. Panfilo Ping Lacson, a former PNP director general, described dela Rosas defense of detaining alleged drug suspects in the cramped cell as arrogant while Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the PNP chiefs statement looked like it came from a kanto boy.

Defending policemen for maintaining an unlivable secret prison cell hidden behind a book shelf inside a police station is incomprehensible, Lacson said in a statement Sunday evening.

READ: Hidden jail seen as sign of PNPs abuse in drug war

Dela Rosa personally inspected the cell in Manila Police District Station 1 in Tondo on Friday and said that it is fine with him as long as the prisoners were not tortured and exto...

16:39

Dealing With A Serial Killer "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

There's a serial killer on the loose. Eight to ten people a month have been murdered over the past several years. This has to stop! So we take out full-page ads in the newspaper, have street demonstrations. We sell t-shirts, have lots of expert discussion on TV, we send emails, mount a huge telephone campaign, have a town hall meeting, even organize a successful petition drive. The killing doesn't stop. Where did we go wrong?

16:35

No, the NSA Has NOT Stopped Spying On Americans Emails David Icke latest headlines

The NSA announced Friday that they would stop the controversial program which sweeps up all emails and text messages which an American exchanges with someone overseas that makes reference to a real target of NSA surveillance. By way of background, if Russias Putin was an NSA target, and an American received an email from a Russian saying I hate Putin, then that American could be surveilled by the NSA. Washingtons Blog asked Bill Binney what he thought of the NSAs announcement. Read more: No, the NSA Has NOT Stopped Spying On Americans Emails

16:32

NO NAZIs in Kiev? Why Ukraine Thinks YOU are a Moron or a Fascist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ukraine is having its coming out party in 2017. Its a real trans democratic affair. The flower of European values and democracy Petr Poroshenko, championed by Ukrainian ethnic Victoria Nuland as a model, has declared 2017 the Year of the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army). Back in the wild and wooly 1930s to mid-40s, the Ukrainian []

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Obama, Biden ready to resume campaigning for Democrats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former US Vice President Joe Biden says he and former President Barack Obama are ready to resume campaigning for Democrats, as the party struggles to regain public support after suffering dramatic defeats to Republicans. Im ready to help raise money, recruit candidates, campaign so is Barack wherever you want, just let me know, []

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16:32

Fiji Kava powder destroyed by PNG's NAQIA "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Papua New Guinea National Agriculture and Inspection Authority (NAQIA)  destroyed 11 boxes of Fiji Kava Powder. The 11 boxes of Fiji Kava Powder confiscated at the Jackson International Airport almost 2 weeks ago were burnt at Kilakila Station last week. According to Mrs Marilyn Apa, NAQIAs Regional Plant Protection Officer Southern Region, the consignment was addressed to Jacks Retail PNG.

She said, proper procedures were not followed to import the product from Fiji resulting in NAQIA confiscating the product and detained pursuant to the NAQIA Act of 1997 on the detention of plants."

Mrs Apa said, as per the laws governing traveling public, only one kilogram is permissible for personal consumption.However the consignment weighed 170kg which is beyond personal requirement and at the same time import requirements were breached. For these reasons, the total consignment had to be destroyed and NAQIA been the authorized agent has the power to destroy such illegally imported items.  NBC/ PNG Today

16:31

Excessive Smoking, Betel nut chewing and alcohol lead to cancer in PNG "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Scientific tests have proven that excessive smoking, chewing of betel nut and consuming alcohol can increase people's chances of developing cancer in the mouth, breast and cervix and Papua New Guineans must beware of these factors.

PNG Cancer Chief Executive Officer Dadi Toka Junior said, one way of preventing cancer is to make healthy lifestyle choices. This was the message echoed at the launch of the 2017 Let's Talk Cancer Campaign over the weekend.
The new campaign is a fun and exciting way of educating people about the disease. Toka Jnr said, the purpose of re-branding the two campaigns; the biggest morning tea campaign and the Let's Talk Cancer Campaign is to encourage more Papua New Guineans to join the fight against cancer which has killed thousands of people over the years.

The Let's Talk campaign will run from May to July.

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16:30

This Milk Company Is Willing To Bet Youre Not Actually Lactose Intolerant "IndyWatch Feed National"

In 2016, overall sales of milk dropped 5%, representing a loss of more than a billion dollars for dairy producers. That caps more than 10 years of declining sales of conventional milk. Amid a new environment in which more than 25% of Americans now identify as lactose intolerant (and many more others avoiding animal products), the stuff from cows is losing market share to alternative milks. To stop the churn, the industry has fallen to desperate measures: A Wisconsin state legislator recently introduced the Dairy Pride Act, which would place limits on what exactly deserves to be called milk, claiming that many nut, seed, plant, and algae alternatives are often less nutritious, which may mislead customers about their health benefits and damage the inherent value of that once classically cow-made drink.

One bovine-based company has taken a different tactic: Why not sell real milk to those supposedly lactose intolerant people instead? Thats the promise of a2 Milk Company, an Australia-based venture, which formally entered the U.S. market in 2015 after success in Australia and China. The companys basic argument is that while milk may cause digestive issues, most Americans who believe they are lactose intolerant actually arent.

Lactose-fearing consumers have their own internal feedback mechanism to tell pretty quickly if the beverage works or not. [Phot...

16:30

Daily Roundup "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

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16:30

Fukushima authorities ask troops to help deal with forest fires near crippled nuclear power plant David Icke latest headlines

Fukushima prefecture has asked the Japanese Self-Defense Forces for help in handling forest fires that have swept areas near the crippled Fukushima power plant, local media report. Strong winds are hindering the firefighting efforts, however. The forest fires broke out near the town of Namie, some seven kilometers from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, on Saturday evening, Japanese NHK broadcaster reported. Namie was evacuated following the 2011 tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster in Fukushima. The prefecture has deployed several helicopters to extinguish the fires, which are believed to have been caused by lightning. According to police, at least 10 hectares of forest have burned in the area. There have been no reports of injuries or damage to buildings so far, Japanese media say. Read more: Fukushima authorities ask troops to help deal with forest fires near crippled nuclear power plant

16:28

BBC reports Indians furious over Aust immigration changes "They are giving jobs to Australians and not Indians" "IndyWatch Feed National"

The BBC has just posted this cry for sympathy from India. The program includes this classic line - the hide of us!!!!!!!!!!

16:27

US judge orders post-mortem exam after inmates execution goes awry David Icke latest headlines

A US judge has ordered a post-mortem exam on the body of an inmate, who was subjected to what witnesses describe as a horrifying execution. Arizona District Judge Kristine Baker ordered the examination over the weekend after Governor Asa Hutchinson denied requests for an in-depth review of Kenneth Williams death by lethal injection. Shawn Nolan, Williams lawyer, filed a motion which argued that the inmate died in agony because officials a certain sedative that was injected before the execution did not do its job properly. If the [drug] midazolam fails to keep the prisoner under anesthesia, the prisoner would be awake and aware but unable to move or speak or even open his eyes, so he would then look completely serene despite being in agony, Nolan argued. Read more: US judge orders post-mortem exam after inmates execution goes awry

16:27

With a week to go, Macron and Le Pen to hold duelling May Day events "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Alain Jocard, Eric Feferberg, AFP | Combination of file photos. Emmanuel Macron (L) and Marine Le Pen (R).

Frances rivals for the presidency, centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen, are set to hold duelling rallies in Paris on Monday, the May Day holiday that will also see major demonstrations against both candidates.

Le Pen, 48, seeking to close a 19-point gap in voter surveys as her Sunday showdown with 39-year-old Macron looms, will take her case as the peoples candidate to the working-class suburb of Villepinte.

The pro-business Macrons venue will be a modern convention centre near the La Villette science complex in northeastern Paris as he seeks to highlight his appeal as a future-oriented innovator.

Meanwhile, major demonstrations are planned in the city centre, one to protest against Le Pen and her anti-immigration National Front (FN), while another will be staged by people who reject both candidates.

For the first time in the history of the nearly 60-year-old Fifth Republic, neither candidate is from the traditional leftwing or rightwing party.

Also Monday, trade unions will stage traditional May Day demos and marches across the country, most calling for a republican vote to block Le Pen.

And in Paris, Le Pens 88-year-old father Jean-Marie Le Penwhom she kicked out of the FN in 2015 will lead a march from a gilded statue of Joan of Arc, the FNs nationalist icon, to Paris Opera house.

Le Pen senior has repeatedly called the Nazi gas chambers a detail of history.

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in May Day events during the last presidential election in 2012, when the conservative Nicolas Sarkozy lost his re-election bid to the Socialist Francois Hollande.

But the same day 15 years agowhen the anti-Semitic, xenophobic Jean-Marie Le Pen shocked France and the world by getting past the first round to face off with Jacques Chiracsome 1.3 million people took to the streets against the FN candidate, including 400,000 in Paris.

People of all political persuasions rallied behind the conservative Chirac, who scored a landslide victory with 82 percent of the vote.

Marine Le Pen, who has worke...

16:25

Mines rescue members in Pike River video "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Mines rescue have put out a video clarifying what the men in the just released Pike River video were doing and where they were doing it. Press Release: Mine Rescue Trust MEDIA RELEASE RE: PIKE RIVER VIDEO FOOTAGE The video footage shown by media in the last 24 hours shows two Mines Rescue members wearing []

16:24

Israeli settler runs over, injures Palestinian boy in West Bank David Icke latest headlines

An Israeli settler has run over and injured a Palestinian boy in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Palestinian security sources said the four-year-old victim, identified as Murad Samir al-Razam, was struck in the center of the city of Hebron (al-Khalil), situated 30 kilometers south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Sunday. The Israeli driver fled the scene after the incident, Arabic-language Palestine al-Yawm news agency reported. The Palestinian child was taken to the Governmental Hospital in al-Khalil to receive medical treatment. There have been scores of hit and run incidents targeting Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, with most of them largely going uninvestigated by Israeli authorities. Some of such events have even resulted in fatalities. Read more: Israeli settler runs over, injures Palestinian boy in West Bank

16:22

These New Quantum Materials Can Conduct Electricity at Nearly the Speed of Light "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

Physicists have been testing the properties of new 2D quantum materials that could usurp graphene as the wonder materials of the future.

These materials, which can conduct electricity at nearly the speed of light, could replace silicon in the next generation of hyper-speed computers. One could even form the basis of a new exotic superconductor that could actually break time-reversal symmetry or reverse the flow of time.

Finally, we can take exotic, high-end theories in physics and make something useful, says one of the researchers, Jing Xia, from the University of California, Irvine.

May Day and The Right to Happiness "IndyWatch Feed World"

Written by one of the central figures of the Romanian social-democracy, for the last May Day before WW2, this is not an analytical text, nor does it have any extensive theoretical pretensions. As so many others, it is small chunk of the everyday textual production of interwar socialism and, as such, it is part and parcel of a much more important conceptual effort: that of opening an intellectual space in which complex Marxist analyses could converse, on an equal footing, with the everyday social interpretations of Romanian workers. Recognized as one of the most gifted Marxist theoreticians of the period, Lothar Rdceanu preferred to organize his intellectual production in short articles of this kind.

Parisian suburb. June 1936. National strike for the 40 hour week, paid holidays, and collective agreements. During a sit in at their factory, workers entertain each other. (David Seymour/Magnum)

While a more exigent reader might see the text as leading to some laid-back social-democratic complacency, we decided to post it on this particular day for a very precise reason. Rdceanus inquiry into the question of happiness, and its faked naivet, points out to one of the most import aspects of the 1st of May: its festive refusal of work, its joy, its function as an antechamber of the great transformation (G. Ginex), its barbecues and its music. It hints at the fact that a social movement is much more than an expression of social tensions, an accumulation of collective interests, or even the exacting struggle of day to day activism. A social movement is also a space of joy, happiness and self-transformation, the boundless expression of a possible self which, otherwise, could hardly survive a life entrapped between wage labour and unpaid domestic work. And May Day stands for this possible self just as much as for the struggle we are all engaged in.

The Right to Happiness

by Lothar Rdceanu (Lumea noua, 30 April 19...

16:22

Blockstream having patents in Segwit makes all the weird pieces of the last three years fall perfectly into place "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

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Activism:Based on Blockstreams behavior in the Bitcoin community, I have become absolutely certain that Segwit contains patents that Blockstream and/or their owners have planned to use offensively. I base this not on having read the actual patents, for they can be kept secret for quite some time; I base this on observing Blockstreams behavior, and having seen the exact same behavior many times before in the past 20 years from entities that all went bankrupt.

In a previous part of my career, I was making telecom standards. This meant meeting with lots of representatives from other companies somewhere on the globe once a month and negotiating what would go into the standard that we would all later follow.

I was a representative of Microsoft. I would meet with people from Nokia, Ericsson, AT&T, and many other corporate names youd recognize instantly, in small groups to negotiate standards going forward.

One thing that was quite clear in these negotiations was that everybody was trying to get as much as possible of their own patent portfolio into the industry standard, while still trying to maintain a faade of arguing purely on technical merits. Some were good at it. Some were not very good at it at all.

One of the dead-sure telltale signs of the latter was that somebody would argue that feature X should use mechanism Y (where they had undisclosed patent encumbrance) based on a technical argument that made no sense. When us technical experts in the room pointed out how the argument made no sense, they would repeat that feature X should absolutely use mechanism Y, but now based on a completely new rationale, which didnt make any sense either.

The real reason they were pushing so hard for mechanism Y, of course, was that they had patents covering mechanism Y and wanted their patented technology to go into the industry standard, but they were unable to make a coherent argument that withstood technical scrutiny for why it was the preferable solution at hand, with or without such encumbrance.

In other word, classic goalpost moving.

Goalpost moving

As a technical team made up of many people from different companie...

16:20

Powerful tornados sweeping through east Texas leave death & destruction in their wake David Icke latest headlines

At least five people were killed and dozens injured as massive tornados swept through east Texas, leaving behind a trail of mangled trees, overturned vehicles, and damaged houses, authorities sad. Canton in Van Zandt County, some 50 miles (80 km) east of Dallas, was the city most affected by the extreme weather conditions. Captain Brian Horton of the Canton Fire Department confirmed the death toll during a news conference late on Saturday. Read more: Powerful tornados sweeping through east Texas leave death & destruction in their wake

16:19

Pip Permaculture Podcast # 3: What is permaculture?! with Hannah Moloney "IndyWatch Feed National"

To celebrate International Permaculture Day on May 7, Pip editor Robyn Rosenfeldt goes back to basics to discuss the question what is permaculture? is with teacher, designer and all round permaculture super star Hannah Moloney, of Good Life Permaculture.

What is permaculture?

Often those of us who live and breath permaculture forget that we all started out wondering what on earth the term permaculture means, and this podcast takes us back to reflecting on the three core ethics and principles that underpin the permaculture concept.

In this podcast Hannah explains how permaculture is so much more than gardening and how permaculture can help you have a whole systems approach to your entire life. She also shares her unique journey to permaculture and her top tips on how to learn the tricks of the trade if youve been thinking about dipping your toe into permaculture.

Listen to the podcast below:

Check out the full archive of the Pip Permaculture Podcast page, or sign up to our feed in iTunes or Soundcloud to make sure you get the latest episodes when they arrive. Our podcasts feature some of the freshest voices in the permaculture movement, bringing you some inspiration and practical ideas to start living the good life!

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16:18

A couple of wonderful achievers in the television news caper - and one who finds it all too hard "IndyWatch Feed National"

I'm a bit over poor darling princesses. And I hope the book genre "I couldn't do it because I was a woman and they wouldn't let me" disappears from the shelves. One of these women is not like the others. Can you pick the stand out? Exhibit One Australia Day...

16:18

Trump Keeps Options Open on North Korea; Calls Kim Jong-un a Smart Cookie "IndyWatch Feed War"

Answering a question about whether another nuclear test by North Korea would mean a military response by the US, Mr Trump appears to be undecided

By 

16:17

Macedonia's opposition plans to form government after violence David Icke latest headlines

Macedonias opposition Social Democrats say they would push ahead in forming a government with ethnic Albanian partners, following an eruption of violence when protesters who oppose them stormed parliament. Nationalist demonstrators forced their way into the building on Thursday evening and the ensuing riots left scores injured, including Social Democrat (SDSM) leader Zoran Zaev and other MPs. The protesters oppose a proposed coalition between the SDSM and minority ethnic Albanian parties, which they allege is a threat to national unity. Thursdays violence which met with international condemnation was sparked by what the protesters said was an illegal vote for a new parliamentary speaker, ethnic Albanian Talat Xhaferi. Read more: Macedonias opposition plans to form government after violence

16:16

No insurance company would cover survivors of a nuclear strike Northern Territory News "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

NT insurers wont cover us for nuke strikes, CRAIG DUNLOP, NT News, April 29, 2017 SURVIVORS of a nuclear strike on Darwin would be left to rebuild civilisation without the help of any insurance payouts, insurance companies say.

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Join Flutracking and help protect our mob from the flu "IndyWatch Feed National"

Share this Post How much flu we see each year depends on which types of the flu virus are circulating and how susceptible the population is. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a higher risk of getting the flu than non-Indigenous Australians. This may be due to the high proportion of Indigenous Australians with chronic illness, or those living ...

16:14

Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest David Icke latest headlines

The wife of a leading opposition figure in Belarus says he has been arrested and jailed on the eve of a planned protest. Maria Adamovich said Sunday that she was informed by police Saturday that her husband, Nikolai Statkevich, had been jailed for five days. She said that police didnt say why. Statkevich is one of the most prominent figures in Belarus beleaguered opposition. Authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, in office since 1994, suppresses opposition and independent news media. Read more: Belarus opposition leader jailed before planned protest

16:13

Crows and related birds in Sweden "IndyWatch Feed World"

This video is about an Eurasian jay in Sweden.

This video is about a spotted nutcracker in Sweden.

This video is about a rook in Sweden.

This video is about ravens in February 2012 in Sweden.

16:13

BREAKING: Syrian Army and allies liberate a string of villages and hilltops from ISIS in northeastern Homs "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Andrew Illingworth 30/04/2017 Despite continued partaking in rather attritional and resource-consuming offensives by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in the provinces of Damascus and northern Hama, the pro-government alliance nonetheless also continues to advance against ISIS in the province of Homs. The latest reports from military sources in northeastern Homs []

16:11

Pope Francis pushes for diplomatic solution to US dispute with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

North Korea: Pope Francis pushes for diplomatic solution to US dispute with reclusive regime http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-30/pope-pushes-for-diplomatic-solution-to-avert-north-korea-war/8483662 Pope Francis says a third country, such as Norway, should try to mediate the dispute between North Korea and Washington to cool a situation that has become too hot and poses the risk of nuclear devastation.

Pope Francis said he believed a good part of humanity would be destroyed in any widespread war.

Speaking to reporters aboard the plane taking him back from Cairo, Pope Francis also said he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump when he is in Europe next month but that he was not aware that Washington had made a request for a meeting.

In answer to a question about the tensions between the US and North Korea, Pope Francis said the United Nations should re-assert its leadership in world diplomacy because it had become too watered down.

I call on, and will call on, all leaders, as I have called on leaders of various places, to work to seek a solution to problems through the path of diplomacy, he said about the North Korea crisis.

He spoke after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile shortly after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned that failure to curb Pyongyangs nuclear and ballistic missile programmes could lead to catastrophic consequences.

There are so many facilitators in the world, there are mediators who offer themselves, such as Norway for example, Pope Francis said.

It [Norway] is always ready to help. That is just one but there are many. But the path is the path of negotiations, of a diplomatic solution. Norway secretly negotiated an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians known as the Oslo Accords in the early 1990s.

Pope Francis expressed his deep concern over the crisis, saying: This question of missiles in [North] Korea has been brewing for more than a year but now it seems the situation has become has become too hot.

We are talking about the future of humanity. Today, a widespread war would destroy I would not say half of humanity but a good part of humanity, and of culture, everythin...

16:10

Whos complacent?, Ivy League edition "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A group of Yale University graduate students announced Tuesday evening that they would be undertaking a hunger strike to pressure the administration into granting them better union benefits. The strike is taking place in front of University President Peter Saloveys home.

Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait until we give up and go away, the eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 announced. We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.

Yale doctoral students currently earn a stipend $30,000 a year, receive free health care, and have their $40,000 tuition paid in full, according to Yale News.

And yet there is an apparent catch:

As it turns out, the hunger strike might not put anyones health in peril. According to a pamphlet posted on Twitter by a former Yale student, the hunger strike is symbolic and protesters can leave and get food when they can no longer go on.

If you read through the whole link, you will see that the final story has yet to come out, so take this witha grain of salt.  Unless of course you are on the hunger strike.  After reading through further accounts, my personal sense is indeed that no one at Yale is going to pull a Bobby Sands anytime soon.  In the meantime, the Yale Republicans have set up a barbecue right next to the strikers.

For the pointer I thank Supersonic Eli Dourado.

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16:09

Venezuelas Maduro increases minimum pay ahead of May Day protests David Icke latest headlines

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has increased the countrys minimum wage by 60 percent and given away hundreds of homes as tensions rise in the country. Were here to take care of the workers, those who are most humble, and not the privileges of the oligarchs, said Maduro during his weekly television program on Sunday. The pay hike is the countrys third this year and the 15th since Maduro became president following the death of his predecessor Hugo Chavez in 2013. Officials in several states also presented people with the keys to new apartments, some of which were built via Chinese funding. The move brings the total number of public housing units constructed under a program initiated by Chavez to 1.6 million. Read more: Venezuelas Maduro increases minimum pay ahead of May Day protests

16:05

BBC News website promotes an Israeli attack that wasnt "IndyWatch Feed War"

On April 27th an article titled Syria war: Israeli strike hits military site near Damascus airportappeared on the BBC News websites Middle East page. As can be understood from its headline, the report relates to an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria and it is based on claims made by sources linked to the Assad regime.

An Israeli missile strike has caused a large explosion and fire at a military site near Damascus international airport, Syrian state media report.

A fuel tank and warehouses were damaged, the Sana news agency said. []

Sana said several missiles had been fired at a military site south-west of the airport, causing explosions that resulted in some material losses.

Pro-government Al-Mayadeen TV cited sources as saying that missiles had been fired by Israeli jets flying inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

16:04

Indonesia President, in Interview, Calls for End to Identity Politics Islamists made religion the predominant election issue "IndyWatch Feed War"

Joko Widodo tells Journal he will meet with religious leaders after divisive Jakarta election

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana Widodo voting in the Jakarta governors election last week. One of the presidents chief allies, a member of the countrys small Christian minority, lost.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana Widodo voting in the Jakarta governors election last week. One of the presidents chief allies, a member of the countrys small Christian minority, lost. PHOTO: ANTARA FOTO/REUTERS

BOGOR, IndonesiaPresident Joko Widodo spoke against the divisive identity politics that defined the latest Jakarta election, but in an interview dismissed concerns that Islamist hard-liners would stoke deeper conflict in the worlds largest Muslim-majority nation.

Indonesia needs to avoid divisive issues such as race, religion and ethnicity to win elections, Mr. Widodo told The Wall Street Journal at the presidential palace outside Jakarta, days after a close ally from the Christian minority lost...

16:02

DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

DARPA announced the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training, or TNT, program last March, and work now has begun on the effort to discover the safest and most effective ways to activate a natural process called synaptic plasticity.

Plasticity is the brains ability to strengthen or weaken its neural connections to adapt to changes in the environment. For TNT Program Manager Dr. Doug Weber, such plasticity is about learning.

Were talking about neural plasticity, or how the neurons, which are the working units in the brain, how their function changes over time as we train on new skills, he said during a recent interview with DoD News.

16:02

Abbas fears the Prisoners Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday to discuss reviving the long-cold corpse of the peace process. Back home, things are heating up. There is anger in the West Bank, both on the streets and within the ranks of Abbass Fatah movement. The trigger is []

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Video: First 100 days: Trump reaches landmark in his presidency "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump reaches a landmark in his presidency 100 days in office. The milestone is often used to gauge if a president has kept the campaign promises Via Youtube

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16:01

FBI Insider Reveals Why Jason Chaffetz Is Being Forced Out Of Politics "IndyWatch Feed World"

Jason Chaffetz is retiring from politics because elite Democrats, working on behalf of the financial industrial complex also known as the Rothschilds central banking scam, threatened his childrens lives, according to an FBI insider. Chaffetz effectively [...]

16:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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National Security: The Last Refuge of Vote-Buying Politicians "IndyWatch Feed War"

More than half a century ago, Congress passed the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Since mid-April, US president Donald Trump has twice invoked one of the laws nearly forgotten provisions, ordering Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross to investigate the possibility that steel and aluminum imports threaten to impair the national security. If Ross says they do []

16:00

Why Defend South Korean Ingrates? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Like the child who innocently asks Where are the Emperors clothes? Donald Trump has once again blurted out a truth that none of the adults in the room are supposed to acknowledge. In an interview with Reuters, the President averred: On the THAAD system, its about a billion dollars. I said, Why are we paying? []

16:00

Did Pope Francis Just Make Another Move for One World Religion? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday hoping to mend ties with Muslim leaders, just as Egypts ancient Christian community faces unprecedented pressure from Islamic State militants who have threatened to wipe  Full Article

16:00

How The ACLU Is Leading The Resistance "IndyWatch Feed World"

Anthony Romero was the first one into the office in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. He had spent the prior night at an election party hosted by George Soros, one of the ACLUs biggest donorsan event that, according to Romero, was like being at a wedding that turned into a funeral.

Like many Americans, Romero had woken up to a political reality he had not expected. But unlike most of the country, the executive director of the ACLU had a clear vision of what came next. It was, after all, a scenario for which he had been preparing for months.

First thing that morning, Romero sat at his desk, which looks out across the New York harbor with a sweeping view of the Statue of Liberty, and wrote a letter to then president-elect Donald Trump. In it, he laid out several of Trumps campaign promisesdeportation forces to remove undocumented immigrants, a entry ban for Muslims, and restrictions on a womans right to abortion, among themand succinctly explained how they violate the Constitution.

Anthony D. Romero says that 16-hour days are common for all staff. [Photo: Celine Grouard for Fast Company]It was measured and authoritative. And it was a clear challenge: [The ACLU has] worked with and battled American presidents of both parties to ensure that our country makes good on its founding premise as the land of the free, Romero wrote. If you do not reverse course and [do] endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at your every step.

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15:59

Here Is Why You Should Always Wear A Helmet "IndyWatch Feed World"

It probably goes without saying that helmets are a good idea, but screw it, were going to say it anyway: HELMETS ARE A GOOD IDEA! Dont take our word for  Full Article

15:59

Israel troops break up sit-in protest held in solidarity with hunger strikers David Icke latest headlines

Israel troops have forcibly broken up a peaceful sit-in protest held in occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners in Israeli jails. According to the Maan News Agency on Sunday, Israeli police raided the sit-in which was being held outside the Damascus Gate in the city. During the raid, Israel forces also took down tents which had been set up for the peaceful protesters and confiscated pictures of Palestinian prisoners. Several people were also detained. Read more: Israel troops break up sit-in protest held in solidarity with hunger strikers

15:59

Helix Tattoo Trend Is Taking Over Instagram, and These Pics Will Make You Want To Get One Too "IndyWatch Feed World"

A new tattoo trend is taking over Instagram, and, we must say, its pretty awesome. Say goodbye to earrings and ear cuffs, and hello to helix tattoos. The helix is  Full Article

15:51

Mainstream Media Banned From Reporting On German Courts MMR Vaccine Ruling "IndyWatch Feed World"

Judges at the German Federal Supreme Court (BGH) confirmed in a recent ruling that the measles virus does not exist. The shock ruling came after biologist and vaccine skeptic Dr. Stefan Lanka bet 100,000 that [...]

15:50

Iranian Supreme Leader Thanks Trump for Exposing Real Face of America "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Days after President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his nation is grateful to the new leader for revealing the real face of the United States. We actually thank this new president! Khamenei continued. We thank him, because he made it easier for us to reveal the real []

15:45

Gold May Pop On Monday As N Korea Fires Missile (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Gold May Pop On Monday As N Korea Fires Missile Video Ira Epstein Silver has been money longer than gold. Gold is money and everything else is credit. As our economies continue to falter and the lies become...

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15:45

John McAfees New Invention Is Taking The Fight To The CIA "IndyWatch Feed World"

Never afraid of speaking truth to power and educating the masses about the powers that be, crazy but brilliant John McAfee has taken it upon himself to release the worlds first truly private smartphone. Four [...]

15:45

Native Title Authorisation Meeting - South East Queensland Area "IndyWatch Feed National"


The claim area is roughly enclosed by Beenleigh, Beaudesert, Boonah, Rathdowney, Coolangatta, Nerang and Coomera.

 The apical ancestors are listed as

 1 Sarah Warri/Warru Clarke;
 2 George Daramlee Drumley;
 3 Jack Slab/Slabb Snr (husband of Lizzie Waggil Slabb & father of Charlotte, Frank,
    John/Jack Jnr, Olive & Victor);
 4 Kitty Blow (wife of Joseph Blow & mother of Frank Blow & Hughie Blow);
 5 Jackey Jackey aka Bilin Bilin aka Bilin aka John 'Johnny' Logan (father of Emily Logan &
    Johnny Logan);
 6 Kipper Tommy Andrews (father of Lizzie Malay (nee Tommie);
 7 Julia Sandy (wife of Arthur Ford);
 8 Billy Terribah/Didiba Andrews (father of Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Boyd (nee Andrews);
 9 Mary Ann Mitchell (mother of Mary Ann Drumley (nee Sandy), Ida Bell (nee Sandy),
    Norman Sandy Snr & Lindsay 'Billy' Sandy);
10 Unnamed mother of Matilda 'Mittie' Fogarty (nee Sandy) and
     Lizzie (mother of William 'Billy' Brown);
11 Alice Edwards (nee Coolwell) (mother of Jack Jnr, Florence, Minnie, Eva, Eileen,
     Maud, Catherine, Evelyn & Julia);
12 Coolum (husband of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) & father of Joseph 'Joe', Maude,
     Lucy & Lena);
13 Unnamed mother of Nancy Culham (nee Coolwell) (wife of Coolum & mother of
     Joseph 'Joe', Maude, Lucy & Lena);
14 Yarry (father of Frederick 'Fred' Yarrie/Yarry);
15 Joseph Coolwell (husband of Polly Allen/Dalton & father of Alfred, Eva, Edward,
     Rose, Campbell, Michael & Andrew);
16 Polly Allen/Dalton (wife of Joseph Coolwell & mother of Eva, Edward, Rose, Campbell,
     Michael & Andrew);
17 Elizabeth Wheeler/Tomes;
18 Jim Edwards Snr (husband of Topsy (of Ipswich) & father of Jimmy Edwards Jnr).

Appeared in the Koori Mail dated April 19, 2017.

15:44

Cancer Can Be Cured and This Doctor Refused to Keep Quiet He Shared The Truth "IndyWatch Feed World"

This doctor has faced many dilemmas throughout his life. He chose to continue his studies despite what the world was throwing at him.

Colin T. Campbell is a professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University and was able to come to the conclusion that the reason behind many chronic diseases including cancer was our diets. This is something many different researchers believe to be true. Campbell was able to find a correlation between breast cancer and casein actually which is something found in milk. Campbell believes consuming meat and milk is a big issue.

Campbell strongly disagrees with the mainstream diets most people follow. He has also mentioned before that normal doctor are not nutritionists because they lack the training needed to give diet advice. Campbell has spent well over fifty years in labs and doing research and he is now taking the time to share his findings with the world.

He wants to share with us how important our diets are. A simple diet change can prevent heart disease, lower our risks of developing cancer, and even treat cancer itself in some cases. According to Campbell a diet rich in proteins increases the proliferation of cancer cells and provides oxygen to free radicals that often cause cancer. He believes that the cure for cancer is found in plants.

Campbell wrote a book on his findings that you can find if you click here. This book has spread much more than he had thought it would since it was published back in 2005. He covered the dangers of casein in another book that was published in 2013 that you can find if you click here. Campbell believes that casein is the worst carcinogen ever identified.  For more on this and to hear what Campbell has to say on cancer the way to cure it please take the time to watch the video below.

15:43

Something Incredible Happens When You Start The Fibonacci Sequence With A 3 "IndyWatch Feed World"

For those who are not familiar with the Fibonacci sequence, it is a number pattern that begins with 0 and 1. In this, you continue to add the last two numbers together.

For instance, you would begin with 0+1=1 and then go on to 1+1=2 this would continue on in that manner. We are simply adding the last two digits in the sequence. What happens with this is that it creates a ratio after the first few numbers in the sequence. A ratio close to 1.618- also known as the golden ratio.

This is a ratio that can be found in every single thing from human anatomy to plants and the universe itself. There are hidden codes within this sequence that are very apparent if you are familiar with the Fibonacci sequence. If we begin this sequence with a 3 or a 33 You see 33 being the start of the sequence is a powerful number as it is. This being because the number 3 refers to the mind, body, and spirit. 33 represents this in the physical and spiritual realm. It should go as follows.

3

3

6

9

15 1+5=6

24 2+4=6

39 3+9=12 1+2=3

63 6+3=9

Then the code starts again

102 1+0+2=3

165 1+6+5=12 1+2=3

267 2+6+7=15 1+5=6

432 4+3+2=9

699 6+9+9=24 2+4=6

1131 1+1+3+1=6

1830 1+8+3+0=12 1+2=3

2961 2+9+6+1=18 1+8=9

While this is confusing it still goes on repeating indefinitely with the code of 3, 3, 6, 9, 6, 6, 3, 9, This meaning all the numbers within this specific code are 3, 6, or 9. Once this is mapped out you should have something like a triangle on a nine-pointed grid. This is something that goes on forever and has more than one part.

The Fibonacci Sequence is a magical sequence no matter how you look at it. The more you look at it the more it has to give. Please take the time to watch the video below for more on the Fibonacci sequence.

15:42

12 Reasons Why Hippies (Not Psychos) Should Rule the World "IndyWatch Feed World"

While the word hippie comes with a variety of stereotypes, many of them, if not most of them are untrue. Hippies arent just drug addled, crazed wild ones, instead, they are lovers of peace, the preservation of our planet and idealists who cling to the theory of love in a way that most people would only dream of.

And while our world is filled with power hungry men and women that would love nothing more than to watch the world burn, as they dance their way to the bank, I have a better proposal. What if, instead of the psychopathic bankers, officials of the military industrial complex and corrupt politicians, we had people in charge that wanted to bring about a true evolution of spirit?

While you may be shaking your head, I think I have a pretty good case made here, so just hear me out.

1. Instead of Conquering Everything, We Want to Appreciate Everything

We love everything and everyone, including trees, flowers, people and animals. Our love far extends beyond just those in our close circles, we love EVERYONE and EVERYTHING.

2. Our Lives are Simple

Instead of having to have it all, and needing to live beyond our means to accomplish true happiness, we are content sitting under the moon in a t-shirt and jeans listening to the birds chirp. If America has any hope of getting to a better place, people need to start taking a moment to appreciate the small things.

3. One Word: Peace

What if instead of bombing the shit out of each other (excuse my French) we took the time to accomplish true peace? What if we let go of our religious, political, and social hangups, and opted for a peaceful world?

4. When We Fight, We Fight the Good Fight

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15:39

NSA Halts Some Email and Text Collection "IndyWatch Feed Tech"

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/us/politics/nsa-surveillance-terrorism-privacy.html

The National Security Agency said Friday that it had halted one of the most disputed practices of its warrantless surveillance program, ending a once-secret form of wiretapping that dates to the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 expansion of national security powers.

The agency is no longer collecting Americans' emails and texts exchanged with people overseas that simply mention identifying terms like email addresses for foreigners whom the agency is spying on, but are neither to nor from those targets.

The decision is a major development in American surveillance policy. Privacy advocates have argued that the practice skirted or overstepped the Fourth Amendment.

The change is unrelated to the surveillance imbroglio over the investigations into Russia and the Trump campaign, according to officials familiar with the matter. Rather, it stemmed from a discovery that N.S.A. analysts had violated rules imposed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court barring any searching for Americans' information in certain messages captured through such wiretapping.

Though I'm personally wondering why now.


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15:37

If They Could Pay Us Less, They Would "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

If They Could Pay Us Less, They Would:

Sam Wallman, the amazing artist who provided the cover for our book, has created this comic explaining the urgency of the struggle for a livable minimum wage. On today, May Day, take a moment to read this, think about the victories won by working people in the past, and plan for victories in the battles to come

15:35

In the 1950s the CIA Sprayed a French Town With LSD, Heres What Happened "IndyWatch Feed World"

In 1951, a French village suddenly became plagued with hallucinations and mass insanity. For decades, it was assumed that local bread had been poisoned with psychedelic mold, however, it has recently been discovered that instead, the CIA had contaminated the villages food with LSD.

The discovery was found by writer H.P Albarelli Jr., who published a book on the incident. According to him, the incident was a part of the CIAs secret mind-control experiments that were conducted by use of drug-grade LSD. The village had long referred to the incident as the mystery of Le Pain Maudit (Cursed Bread) and it has continued to haunt the village for quite some time.

Beginning on August 16, 1951, villagers suddenly began to have strange and horrific hallucinations of snakes, dragons, and fire. Dozens were placed in asylums and hundreds of others were left with various signs and symptoms of madness.

One man, Leon Armunier, who was working that day explained that,
It was terrible. I had the sensation of shrinking and shrinking, and the fire and the serpents coiling around my arms, he remembers.

It was then that he fell off of his bike and was escorted quickly to a hospital in Avignon. Once he arrived, they placed him in a straight jacket and put him into a room with teenagers that were chained down to their beds.

Some of my friends tried to get out of the window. They were thrashing wildly screaming, and the sound of the metal beds and the jumping up and down the noise was terrible.

Id prefer to die rather than go through that again.

Another man attempted to drown himself, due to his beliefs that he was being eaten by snakes. A young adolescent boy tried to murder his grandmother, while another man who believed that he was a plane jumped off a building leading his legs to be broken.

However, it was later decided that a local baker had unfortunately contaminated his bread flour with ergot, which is a hallucinogenic mold that could cause similar symptoms.

Now, over five decades later, H.P Albarelli Jr., has investigated the matter for his book. According to him, the incident had little to do with contaminated bread and more to do with a top-secret mind control experiment conducted by the CIA. His findings are based on a CIA document entitled Re: Pont-Saint-Esprit and F. Olson Files. So Span/France Operation file, inclusion Olson. Intel files. Hand carries to Belin-tell him to see to it that these are buried.

F. Olson,...

15:32

Gunman killed by police after injuring 8 in San Diego poolside shooting "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Published time: 1 May, 2017 04:10Edited time: 1 May, 2017 04:55 Up to 8 people have reportedly been shot after a man opened fire near a swimming pool at an apartment complex in San Diego, California, local media report. Police confronted and shot the suspect dead. The gunman was trying to reload his gun when []

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Dont Get Cold Feet: When the Economy Tanks, the Value of Gold May Briefly Plummet "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Daniel LangSHTFplan.comApril 28, 2017 Youve probably heard the following advice a thousand times already: Precious metals are safe haven assets. When a financial system crumbles, everyone moves their money out of the stock market, or any other risky asset, and they buy gold. Since our financial system is burdened with so much debt and is []

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15:32

Ukraine, Syria on agenda as Putin prepares to host Merkel "IndyWatch Feed Africa"

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on 10 May 2015 [PPIO]

Russian President Vladimir Putin will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Tuesday.

This would be Merkels first visit to Russia in two years.

The two leaders are expected to hold talks on a range of bilateral issues, as well as international hotspots like Syria, Ukraine, Libya. Putin and Merkel will also discuss preparations for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg in July.

Amid renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, calls are growing for international mediation that could revive a stalled 2015 peace plan brokered by Germany, Russia and France known together with Ukraine as the Normandy group.

The Normandy Four group has so far failed to agree on the priorities of implementing the deal.

Germanys Foreign Ministry has said that the keys of settling the conflict are in the hands of Moscow and Kiev.

Germany insists that lifting EU sanctions against Russia can be possible only after the Minsk agreements are implemented in full.

Germany alongwith France play a leading role in sanction decision-making through their debriefings to other EU states.

The EU is currently holding a heated debate on whether to extend sanctions against Moscow, which will expire this summer.

The bloc imposed sanctions on Russia after Moscow, in 2014, held and won a referendum in Crimea, that was earlier part of Ukraine.

Earlier in 2015,  Putin had said that some countries are simply taking advantage of peoples fears with regard to Russia.

For example, the Americans do not want Russias rapprochement with Europe. I am not asserting this, it is just a hypothesis. Lets suppose that the United States would like to maintain its leadership in the Atlantic community. It needs an external threat, an external enemy to ensure this leadership, he said adding that Ukraine became one such example.

 

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15:31

S. Korea media warn of Trump risk to alliance "IndyWatch Feed War"

AFP

AFP | US President Donald Trump has said in recent interviews that Seoul should pay for a billion-dollar US missile defence system being deployed in the South to guard against threats from the nuclear-armed North

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SEOUL (AFP)  South Korean media on Monday warned of a Trump risk threatening the alliance between Washington and Seoul amid high tensions over the Norths weapons ambitions.

The two countries are bound by a defence pact and 28,500 US troops are stationed in the South.

But the new US president has said in recent interviews that Seoul should pay for a billion-dollar US missile defence system being deployed in the South to guard against threats from the nuclear-armed North.

He has also pushed for renegotiation of what he called a horrible bilateral free trade pact that went into effect five years ago, calling it an unacceptable deal made by Hillary.

The remarks stunned Seoul, with South Korean politicians immediately rejecting his push for payment for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery.

Tensions are high over the Norths nuclear and missile programmes it has ambitions to develop a rocket that can deliver a warhead to the US mainland and threats on both sides have raised fears of conflict.

Trumps mouth rattling Korea-US alliance said a front-page headline in South Koreas top-selling Chosun daily on Monday.

There are issues that are far more important than just money, it said in an editorial.

If either country keeps reducing the alliance to the matter of money or the economy, it is bound to undermine basic trust.

Seoul, it said, needed to come up with various Plan Bs for the future.

The THAAD system is being installed at a former golf course in the South.

This has infuriated China, which sees it as compromising its own capabilities and has responded with a series of measures seen as economic retaliation, even as Washington looks to Beijing to rein in Pyongyang.

Trump told CBS on Sunday that if the North carried out a sixth nuclear test he would not be happy.

And I can tell you also, I dont believe that the president of China, who is a very respected man, will be happy either, Trump said.

Well see whether that signified military action, said Trump, who also described the Norths leader Kim Jong-Un as a pretty smart cookie.

Pain and backlash

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15:30

Argh. Its got a name. No need for new ones "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Plans for renaming part of State Highway 1 have been blasted for offering unpronounceable Maori words and over-complicating a simple strip of asphalt. Some have called it PC gone haywire while others say its just part of being a Kiwi. About 18 kilometres of SH1 are set to become local roads after being superseded by []

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15:25

Germany arrests Swiss spy who was monitoring tax-fraud investigators "IndyWatch Feed War"

Authorities in Germany have announced the arrest of a Swiss national who was allegedly spying on the activities of German tax-fraud investigators in Frankfurt. It is believed that he was arrested while monitoring efforts by German tax-fraud investigators to approach potential whistle-blowers in the Swiss banking sector.

15:25

Julien Vincent on Westpac ruling out funding Adani "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indymedias Raymond Grenfell speaks to Julien Vincent from Market Forces regarding Westpacs decision to not fund new coal, including Adanis Carmichael project. A project that, if built, would be the largest coal mine in the southern hemisphere.

15:24

Port Augusta Mayor speaks at Parliament house rally for solar thermal power "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Demonstrators rally for Port Augusta solar thermal power plant http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/demonstrators-rally-for-port-augusta-solar-thermal-power-plant/news-story/0c142b68f658a89d7c455202a4021d56   April 30, 2017  MORE than 200 people turned out on the steps of Parliament House on Sunday, with their own makeshift solar panels, urging the State Government to back a solar thermal power plant at Port Augusta.

Decked with mirror panels to mimic solar panels, the demonstrators were led by Port Augusta Mayor Sam Johnson and former coal power station worker Gary Rowbottom.

The Federal Government has committed $110 million in funding through a loan for the project, but the State Government is yet to commit any money.

Mr Johnson said a power purchase plan from the government would make it viable and secure jobs for the Far North city. Our community has pushed for solar thermal for years, he said. Now, its time for action from the State Government. Federal funding is now locked in for solar thermal in Port Augusta so its time for the Premier to make solar thermal a reality.

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15:20

Donald Trump might or might not, start a war with North Korea "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Donald Trump on whether he could start war with North Korea: I dont know. I mean, well see Answering a question about whether another nuclear test by North Korea would mean a military response by the US, Mr Trump appears to be undecided, The Independent, 1 May 17  Foster KlugKim Tong-Hyung Seoul President Donald Trump has said that he believes Chinas president has been putting pressure on North Korea as it pursues its missile and nuclear weapons programmes but when asked about whether another nuclear test would mean a military response from the US, Mr Trump said I dont knowwell see.

In an interview with CBS programme Face the Nation Mr Trump said he wont be happy if North Korea conducts a nuclear test and that he believes Chinese President Xi Jinping wont be happy, either.

Asked if that means military action, Mr Trump responded: I dont know. I mean, well see.

..Mr Trump has sent a nuclear-powered submarine and the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to Korean waters and North Korea last...

15:17

Inexorable climate change as arctic ice disappears "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The hard truth, however, is that the Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone. Efforts to mitigate global warming by cutting emissions remain essential. But the state of the Arctic shows that humans cannot simply undo climate change. They will have to adapt to it

The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone On current trends, the Arctic will be ice-free in summer by 2040 http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721379-current-trends-arctic-will-be-ice-free-summer-2040-arctic-it-known-today?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/climatechangethearcticasitisknowntodayisalmostcertainlygone Apr 29th 2017

 THOSE who doubt the power of human beings to change Earths climate should look to the Arctic, and shiver. There is no need to pore over records of temperatures and atmospheric carbon-dioxide concentrations. The process is starkly visible in the shrinkage of the ice that covers the Arctic ocean. In the past 30 years, the minimum coverage of summer ice has fallen by half; its volume has fallen by three-quarters. On current trends, the Arctic ocean will be largely ice-free in summer by 2040.

Climate-change sceptics will shrug. Some may even celebrate: an ice-free Arctic ocean promises a s...

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This Trend is Truly Unstoppable: Current Shortages Dwarf Anything The World Has Ever Seen "IndyWatch Feed National"

This article is a paid advertorial from Wealth Research Group.

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Severe Supply Deficit in This Strategic Metal Could Yield Investors a Fortune!

According to the UN, 2007 marked the year where the majority of Earths population lived in urban areas, rather than rural ones.  Over the next decade, the world is expected to add a billion people. 

By 2030, this planet will have a population of 8.5 billion, with 59% living in urbanized areas.

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Technology and innovation will certainly be at the forefront of accommodating this population growth.  And behind all of this new technology is the natural resource market.

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Industrial metals are projected to jump 16% this year, according to the World Bank.

Not only is demand continuing to rise, but weve seen major supply constraints, with mine depletions and disruptions in Australia, Chile, Indonesia, China, and Peru.

One industrial metal is set to soar much higher due to critical supply shortages.

Weve all seen this before: commodities that are in high demand and have little supply always see massive price spikes.

We saw it with zinc in 2005 (up 403%), uranium in 2006 (up 778%), molybdenum in 2007 (up 809%), and silver in 2010 (up 443%).

However, the current shortage in cobalt dwarfs anything the world has ever seen.

Cobalt is up 150% in the last year, but its likely to see far higher prices due to a severe deficit.

According to Macquarie Research, the deficit for the next year will be 885 tonnes. In 2019, that number rises to 3,205, and by 2020, we are looking at a 5,340 tonne supply shortage!

The importance of this cannot be understated in the lithium battery, there is more cobalt than lithium

Tesla, Apple, Google, Toyota,...

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Political risk for Turnbull in pandering to Big Coal over Adani mine "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Turnbulls foolish gamble to pander to Big Fossil over Adani coal mine, SMH, crispinhull.com.au  Crispin Hull , 1 May 17,  Is Malcolm Turnbull determined to lose the 2019 election? His statement this week that the government could underwrite the rail line for the Adani mine would have increased the anger among small businesses in the six reef seats.

They are already reeling from two destructive bouts of cyclones and floods and see their long-term future horribly compromised by coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. So along comes the Prime Minister giving support to the one thing that most threatens their livelihoods the proposed massive Adani central Queensland thermal-coal mine.

Two of the Reef Seats are the most marginal in the Parliament: Labor holds Townsville-based Herbert by just 0.02 per cent and the LNP holds Capricornia by just 0.63 per cent. Three others are held by the LNP by under 4 per cent: Flynn on 1.04 per cent; Dawson on 3.34 per cent; and Leichhardt on 3.95 per cent. The other reef seat, Kennedy, is comfortably held by Bob Katter who heads his own party.

Turnbull is deluded if he imagines the plaudits he gets from big business and Big Fossil will outweigh the opprobrium and fury he will cre...

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Scott Ludlam on Australian metadata laws and breaches "IndyWatch Feed National"

Indymedias Raymond Grenfell speaks to Greens Senator Scott Ludlam regarding the implications of changes to government policy on metadata retention and the recent breach by the Australian Federal Police.

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The Dow & The Future May 1st, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed World"

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The closing for April in the Dow Jones Industrial Index was very interesting to say the least. The closing at 20940.51 was just under our numbers defining bullish indicators 20770-20975. This tends to suggest we are not breaking-out just yet and the turning point to watch has been the week of May 8th. If we look at the energy model above, we can see that energy is still positive. Typically, this indicator begin to decline showing little positive activity just before a crash when it goes negative. Here you can see our proprietary indicator back into 2007. The real crash was negative and pronounced. The other two times it went negative were marginal warning a brief correction and not a major change in trend.

We can see even technically it will now take a weekly closing below 2000 to spark a sustainable correction.

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The Streets of DC were Filled with Peoples Climate Marchers "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

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Peoples Climate March Draws Massive Crowd in DC

From an Article by Stephanie Spears, EcoWatch.com, April 29, 2017

More than 200,000 people took to the streets in Washington, DC, today for the Peoples Climate March. Tens of thousands more joined via sister marches across the globe, including Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, Uganda, Kenya, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, Costa Rica, et al.

EcoWatch will be covering the Peoples Climate March all day in Washington, DC, starting with interviews around 9:15 a.m. EST of climateleaders, spokespeople and influencers. From 10:30 11 a.m., 10 powerful speakers will tell their stories about why they are marching. At 11 a.m., hundreds of thousands of people will start to line up for the march. There are also hundreds of sister marches around the world.

Led by frontline and Indigenous communities, the march will begin up Pennsylvania Avenue at 12:30 p.m. towards the White House. At 2 p.m., marches will begin to surround the White House grounds, sit-down, take a moment of silence and join in a heartbeat action for 100 seconds to signify our collective stake in this fight.

On the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the Peoples Climate March will show that our movements are ready to fight for our climate, jobs and justice, 350.orgs Executive Director May Boeve said.

While...

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