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Wednesday, 12 July

02:46

Almost Lover "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Almost Lover

Your fingertips across my skin

The palm trees swaying in the wind

Images

Thats the opening line to a song thats taken me on a journey I would love to share with you.

Its about an Almost Lover

The very first time I heard Almost Lover I was obsessed with LA Ink, Kat Von D and her tattooing crew.  Kat had a shop girl named Pixie.  I loved Pixie and I followed her Myspace page. Pixies Myspace song was from a woman who called herself A Fine Frenzy and the song was Almost Lover.

I loved Almost Lover

 The song made me happy. Its a sad song about a breakup but for my own reasons it made me happy. The lyrics are about her lover leaving her.  Shes singing about the moment when you feel your life cannot go on because you love someone so much and life blindsides you. My life wasnt that moment but it wasnt happy either. It just was my life and I was doing my best to live it.  I was married and I loved him the way the song portrays her love for her almost lover.  I loved this song and I made it my Myspace song just like Pixie for my own reasons.  I would play it on repeat and I loved it.  I found comfort in this song because it was my past.  He had left me before and I felt that I overcame this song.  My almost lover came back.  I beat the lyrics to the song and the images the artist speaks of that resonated with me made me smile because I felt I won.

My Almost Lover was my Lover

As the song starts I can feel his fingertips gliding over my skin as palm trees sway in the wind. I can see those images as she describes them.  I have lived those images and in that moment of introduction to this song, those images made me smile.

The next line

You sang me Spanish lullabies

The sweetest sadness in your eyes

Clever trick

When she says that I can hear him saying to me te amo con todo mi corazon I love you with all my heart he would always say to me in Spanish.  It was the only Spanish he really said to me but it was all I needed to hear.

Clever trick

I used to hear this song and smile.  It became our song after a while and he began to love it as much as I l...

02:45

This Incredibly Rare Pale Tiger May Be The Last Wild One On The Planet "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

While trekking through southern India, wildlife photographer Nilanjan Ray was fortunate enough to capture an image of a rare pale wild tiger.

02:43

Our Bestsellers in Food This Week. Find your faves here! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Take a look at some of our bestsellers in July so far. Delicious food that you cannot resist.

See them all here:

A few from the list: (Click on the images to buy)

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Our Bestsellers in Food This Week. Find your faves here!

02:41

Eritrean Modernism, a Brazilian Slave Port, and More Join UNESCO World Heritage Site List "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The Fiat Tagliero Building, Asmara, Eritrea (2015) (photo by sailko/Wikimedia)

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee is underway through tomorrow in Krakow, with numerous new UNESCO World Heritage Sites announced. New listings this year have not been without controversy, with the designation of the Old City of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage site drawing swift criticism from Israel. Hebron is located in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, and in response Israel has reduced its United Nations funding. The official recognition of the United Nations for a World Heritage Site is based on its historical, cultural, or other significance, and gives these sites protection through international treaties.

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, is the first modernist city to be listed as a World Heritage site. From its Fiat Tagliero garage, with streamlined wings that soar like an airplane, to an art deco bowling alley, Asmara has an incredible wealth of 1930s Italian futurist experimentation. (Curbed has a vibrant photo essay on its structures.) Angola also got its first listing, with the plateau town of Mbanza Kongo. UNESCO states that its historical structures, dating back to the 14th century, demonstrate more than anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, the profound changes caused by the introduction of Christianity and the arrival of the Portuguese into Central Africa.

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02:40

Trump: Russian collusion just locker room talk "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

President Dld defends campaign communication with Russian agents.

02:40

US Intel Agency Funding Research Into Wildly Accurate Mind Reading Technology "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking.

02:36

Heartfulness & Mindfulness: A Personal Reflection "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Dr. Hester O Connor, clinical psychologist, shares her experience as a Mindfulness teacher and a Heartfulness practitioner.

02:34

Springfield Man And Acting Attorney For Donald Trump Jr. Speaks Out About His Own Legal Woes "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In related news: Jared Kushner hires a second resident of Springfield as his own legal council:  

02:34

The Rise of Women in Buddhism "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When I think about women and Buddhism, the first thing that always comes to mind is the story of Taras vow.

02:30

People cant get their heads round Donald Trump Jr right now to help, heres our top 10 tweets "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In what could be a new dictionary definition of self-own, Donald Trump Jr has tweeted out various emails showing how he welcomed what appeared to be a Russian government attempt to harm Hillary Clintons election campaign.

Here are our top 10 tweets to date.

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02:26

Adobe Admits Lightroom is Slow, Says Speeding It Up Is Top Priority "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

If youre a photographer whos frustrated with Lightroom running slowly (even on a powerful computer), youre not alone its a struggle shared by many, many people who use the program. But hope may be on the horizon. Adobe has just taken the rare step of publicly admitting Lightrooms performance issues and says fixing it is the companys top priority.

In a blog post titled On Lightroom Performance and published to Lightroom Journal, Adobe Photo Product Manager Tom Hogarty writes that Adobe isnt unaware of or ignoring Lightrooms speed issues:

I would like to address concerns recently voiced by our community of customers around Lightroom performance, as improving performance is our current top priority. We have a history, starting with our first public beta, of working with our customers to address workflow and feature needs, and wed like to take that same approach regarding your performance concerns. We already understand many of the current pain points around GPU, import performance, certain editing tasks and review workflows and are investing heavily in improving those areas.

Adobe also wants to hear what you think and what youd like Lightroom to be faster at.

Over the past year weve added numerous enhancements to address your performance concerns but we understand we will have a lot of work to do to meet your expectations, Hogarty writes. If you have feedback or would like to work with the Lightroom team on your most pressing issues, please fill out this survey.

In...

02:24

20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors weve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious.

02:23

Anti-Intellectualism: Republicans Reject Higher Education "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Stupid for Jesus: Led by conservative Christians, a majority of Republicans reject higher education, claiming colleges and universities hurt the country. A new Pew Research Center survey shows a majority of Republicans think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S. Pew reports: A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say [Read More...]

02:22

More notices appear for embattled Cornell food researcher "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Journals have posted two corrections alongside papers by Brian Wansink, a food researcher whose work has lately come under fire. One of the corrected papers were among the initial batch that raised eyebrows last year; after Wansink praised the productivity of one of his researchers, critics suggested four papers contained critical flaws. The questions about []

The post More notices appear for embattled Cornell food researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

02:21

Prescription Broccoli In A Pill Seen as a Future Diabetes Treatment "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Many of todays pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, and now concentrated broccoli is being seen as a potential treatment for diabetes.

02:20

Bitcoin and Blockchain news, Explained "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Learn how to always keep in touch with the crypto world.

02:19

Donald Trump Jr. releases emails from his Russian meeting and its damming stuff "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Donald Trump Jr. has tweeted a series of emails about his meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya last year, and the last one is a real smoking gun.

The post Donald Trump Jr. releases emails from his Russian meeting and its damming stuff appeared first on The Poke.

02:17

Putin Praises Digital Tech at G20 Summit, Role for Bitcoin in View? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Putin and the Russian governments overall stance on digital technologies may benefit Bitcoin.

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02:06

Donald Trump Jr. releases email chain on his Russian meeting "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Donald Trump Jr. 

EVP of Development & Acquisitions Organization and Boardroom Advisor on the Apprentice.

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02:05

Husband builds his wife a well after she is denied access to one "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Editors Note: Everyone deserves access to water- check out this story about true love.) After villagers in the Washim district of Maharashtras drought-hit Vidarbha refused access to water to a local woman, her husband took it upon himself to build his own well. RELATED ARTICLE: Solar paint can create hydrogen power from sunlight and water vapor

02:02

7Artisans Unveils Four New Affordable Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The Chinese lens manufacturer 7Artisans has released four new lenses to market. Theyre all designed for mirrorless cameras, with mounting options for Sony E, MFT, Fujifilm X, and Canon EOS M cameras. Theres also a new lens for Leica M cameras.

7Artisans is a budget option for photographers, acting as an alternative to the more expensive main brand gear. All of the new lenses here are manual focus only.

25mm f/1.8 for Sony E/Fujifilm X/MFT mounts

This lens has an aluminium and copper core, weighing only 143 grams. It has 7 elements in 5 groups, with an aperture range of f/1.1 f/1.8. The aperture has 12 diaphragm blades and the filter thread is 46mm.

Its designed for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds sensors, and is available for $70.

35mm f/2 for Sony E/Fujifilm X/Canon EOS M mounts

With 12 aperture blades, this lens has 7 elements arranged into 5 groups. It also has a 43mm filter thread, with the same aluminium body and copper core, but weighing in at 320 grams.

Its designed for full frame sensors, and is available for $156.

50mm f/1.1 for Leica M mount

This lens i...

02:00

Local Dad Still Hasnt Realized Freddie Mercury Was Gay "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

TRENTON, N.J. Local father Frank Redondo continues to live unknowingly under speculation and ridicule due to his unshakeable belief that Freddie Mercury was heterosexual, according to friends and family.

The CNC machinist, known for his loves of boxing, beer, and operatic rock, has allegedly thought Mercury to be the ultimate mans man and lady killer unchecked for decades.

We were at Hooters the first time I heard it, said co-worker Jim Doobie Gibson. Someone put We Will Rock You on the jukebox, and Frank looks around and says, Man, Freddie Mercury would have crushed all this pussy in his sleep. I laughed my ass off for almost a minute straight before I realized he wasnt joking.

Valerie Redondo, Franks wife of 20 years, still struggles with her husbands delusion.

When I met Frank, he looked like exactly like Freddie in his A Night at the Opera prime, Valerie said wistfully. When the kids play their music, Frank always scoffs. He says they need to stop listening to such wimpy music or it might turn them crooked. And then he blasts Queen and belts along. I dont have the heart to tell him at this point. He thinks Freddie died of exhaustion.

Despite her husbands harmless worship of Mercury, Valerie has come to see it as a burden.

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So much of Franks identity as a man is built around Freddie. I dont know how hed handle the truth, she said. Itd be like waking up a sleepwalker who knows what harm it could cause?

Those close to Frank Redondo report he can often be heard espousing Mercurys supreme manliness at bars around Trenton.

Dynamite with a laser beam. Fat-bottom girls? Ol Mustache Ride Mercury knows whats up, Redondo said at a recent bull session with friends. The only guy as all-American man-tough as him was that dude from Judas Priest. All that leather you cant tell me that guy didnt get more trim than a barber.

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02:00

Hand-Painted Walls and Artwork Enriches a Midwestern Familys Home "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hand-Painted Walls and Artwork Enriches a Midwestern Family's Home, Design*Sponge

When she was 16, artist Mary-Catheryn Baker met her current husband Jordan. You can bet his company was more than welcome as young Mary-Catheryn had just moved to the States from South America and was, unsurprisingly, in the midst of a culture shock. For years they trekked through life together as he showed her the ropes and, eventually, asked for her hand. Then came the children. Three to be exact and each one an adventure in their own right. All in all its been a whirlwind of a life for the couple, and their latest escapade, turning a house outside Grand Rapids, MI into a home, has been no different.

Situated on nearly three acres, the spot was move-in ready and fairly updated when the family took it over a year ago. Fair wasnt enough for this creative duo though. Instead, theyve worked tirelessly to make it a vibrant space for their growing brood. Gone are several of the 90s-era furnishings that used to dominate the rooms and in their place are cheerful colors and paintings courtesy of the familys creative matriarch. Mary-Catheryn didnt let the edges of a canvas box in her creativity though. No, no, no. Shes expanded her work to include more than just framed pieces decked out in bustling florals and charming animals. Lately shes used her talents to add pattern and zest to the actual walls of her and Jordans property though hand-painted wallpapers and popping paint colors. (Pay close attention to the laundry room. Her work there is some of the best weve ever featured.)

Sure its filled with paintings, color and cheer, the home this couple has crafted is much more than just a pretty place. You see, Mary-Catheryn comes from a country where more people than not dont have homes at all. And as she walks her houses halls and her children play on the plot she and her husband have worked so hard to provide them with, shes reminded of the many gifts the family has been given. Scroll down to check out the humble Baker broods slice of the American...

02:00

Swiss Government Says It's 'Swiftly' Developing Digital Currency Rules "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Switzerlands government said today that it is "swiftly" moving toward a legal designation of digital currencies.

Source

02:00

"We live in a world where /r/the_donald a Reddit thread teeming with Trump supporters proved more shrewd than The New York Times "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

 "We live in a world where /r/the_donald a Reddit thread teeming with Trump supporters proved more shrewd than The New York Times and the Associated Press when vetting an important claim about the Russia investigation."

LYING MSM (self.The_Donald)

submitted 3 hours ago by https://www.reddit.com/user/True_Story

(self.The_Donald)

DAILY CALLER: "We live in a world where /r/the_donald a Reddit thread teeming with Trump supporters proved more shrewd than The New York Times and the Associated Press when vetting an important claim about the Russia investigation."LYING MSM

submitted 4 hours ago by True_Story

It's now confirmed that the claim of "17 intelligence agencies" was yet another YUGE democrat canard, down to at most 4, as everyone with a shred of common sense and intellectual honesty has been saying all along. How long until those "4 intelligence agencies" are revealed to be just a few Obama/DNC loyalists in charge of cooking up "intelligence reports" for purely political purposes?

"But the DNC-contracted cybersecurity experts at Crowdstrike said..."

Ah yes, the same Crowdstrike that attributed the Sony hack to North Korea, which then turned out to be the work of a Sony insider. What price did the DNC pay for their reliable services, and why did they only turn their email server over to Crowdstrike instead of the DHS and the FBI who also requested it?

"Yeah but there were foreign language keyboard artifacts, and like Russian IP addresses and stuff!"

The public-domain evidence behind the Russia hoax is so pathetic and flimsy, yet it all makes no difference to dumbed-down, indoctrinated democrats who lack either the desire or capacity to think for themselves. The pre-packaged media narrative of Donald Trump as Literally Hitler 2.0 trumps all other moral considerations that c...

01:53

Putin Praises Digital Tech at G20 Summit, Role for Bitcoin in View? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Putin and the Russian governments overall stance on digital technologies may benefit Bitcoin.

01:51

I Passed the LA SHTF No Power for 12 Hours in 100 Degree Weather Test- I Rock! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

It went up to 110 in LA on Saturday, and when it hit around 100 degrees, the power went out here for about 12 hours for 140,000 customers including me!

While it was pretty unbearable, I made it through with my Portable Battery Operated fan www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013BOC6VC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which somehow lasted the full 12 hours and my electric lantern which also lasted the 12 hours...

I Passed the LA SHTF No Power for 12 Hours in 100 Degree Weather Test- I Rock!

01:47

Jerry Onlys original (destroyed) Misfits bass can be yours! "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Misfits mega-fans take note: Jerry Onlys original customized 1979 Rickenbacker 4001 bass, played throughout the Danzig years of the Misfits, is up for auction on eBay.

The bass, which is in pieces barely even usable for spare parts, was smashed by Jerry at...

01:46

How many rafting trips have you been on? I almost take it for granted having grown up in southern Oregon. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

How many rafting trips have you been on? I almost take it for granted having grown up in southern Oregon.
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01:46

What is Ghee & What does it Do to your Microbes. {Infographic} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Ghee is the crown jewel that joins Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cooking.

01:44

4 Stages of Aligning what we Practice & what we Preach. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The point is the practice. Simply practicing is the point.

01:37

Charlie Browns shirt now available as a Vans shoe "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
Im digging this old school Vans sneaker dressed up as Charlie Browns iconic shirt. Vans has teamed up with whoever owns the Peanuts trademarks featuring Charles M. Schulzs iconic characters. Not only is there an ode to Charlie Brown, but there are other Vans showcasing

01:36

Mt. Gox Trial Update: Karpeles Admits Willy Bot Existence "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Mark Karpeles admitted to prosecutors the so-called Willy Bot existed and traded at Mt. Gox.

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01:30

When a Panorama Selfie Goes Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The intelligent panorama features on smartphones these days can help capture some pretty neat shots, but they can also produce some very strange results if things go wrong. Mitchell Flann and Erika Gomos were using the Wide Selfie mode on a Samsung Galaxy S7 recently when Gomos sneezed midway through the exposure. The gem above is what resulted.

Were Canadians from Vancouver BC and weve been backpacking Europe for a month and a half, and we have another two weeks to go. That photo was taken beside the Hungarian parliament building in Budapest along the Danube river, Flann tells PetaPixel. Erika and I have been taking wide selfies like that with my phone in almost every city and there have been some funny malfunctions before, but never like this.

When I first took it we were in tears laughing, Flann says. It was actually pretty inappropriate to laugh that hard, since we were directly in front of a beautiful memorial to the Hungarian Jews who died there in WWII.

The full panorama selfie captured with Samsungs Wide Selfie mode.

After sharing the photo on Reddit, it exploded: Flanns post has since received over 150,000 upvotes there.

Erika is really confident, and has a great sense of hum...

01:30

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Bitpoint Expands into Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Bitpoint Expands into Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

Japanese bitcoin exchange Bitpoint has been actively expanding into the Greater China region. After launching operations in mainland China and Hong Kong, on Friday the company announced its launch in Taiwan through a partnership with a major commercial bank.

Also read: Bitpoint Adds Bitcoin and Ether Payments to Platform with Unionpay, Wechat Pay and Alipay

Expansion into Taiwan

Japanese Bitcoin Exchange Bitpoint Expands into Mainland China, Hong Kong and TaiwanBitpoint, famed for partnering with Peach Aviation and promising to introduce bitcoin payments to 100,000+ retail stores across Japan, announced on Friday its expansion into Taiwan by partnering with a leading commercial bank. The announcement states, We have received full support from Taiwans leading commercial bank, and we are pleased to inform you that we will establish a virtual currency exchange, Bitpoint Taiwan. However, the name of the bank was not disclosed due to a confidential obligation with the counterparty, the exchange conveyed.

Cit...

01:26

Your Reasons for Depression are Enough. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Depression is a mental illness. It is a disease of the mind, just as serious and crippling as any physical illness but invisible and, therefore, more complex. Yes, depression can be set off by some occurrence in your life, but it doesn't necessarily have to be.

01:26

Twitter takes down newspaper columnist whose lunch guest wasnt educated enough for a gourmet sandwich shop "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

New York Times columnist David Brooks went viral, although presumably not necessarily for the reasons he would have wanted, with an article headlined How We Are Ruining America.

It was this bit that got everyones goat, and you can see why.

Dont recognise those meats? Dont worry, you are not alone.

01:26

Something Fishy Coming To Blockchain, Future of Fish Travel Secured "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Blockchain technology is now breaking boundaries as it spread from fintech and digital currency to hauling fish across the globe.

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01:24

Mt. Gox Trial Update: Karpeles Admits Willy Bot Existence "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Mark Karpeles admitted to prosecutors the so-called Willy Bot existed and traded at Mt. Gox.

01:21

Something Fishy Coming To Blockchain, Future of Fish Travel Secured "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Blockchain technology is now breaking boundaries as it spread from fintech and digital currency to hauling fish across the globe.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2u4uurz


01:14

Fallen Angel: Evelyn McHales Beautiful Suicide "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America. On average there are 121 suicides every single day. Fifty percent of these are achieved with firearms. Just over a quarter are the result of hanging or suffocation. Poisoning makes up about fifteen percent. 

In

01:06

Something Fishy Coming To Blockchain, Future of Fish Travel Secured "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain technology is now breaking boundaries as it spread from fintech and digital currency to hauling fish across the globe.

01:04

Learn the Science of Deep Focus and Hyperfocal Distance "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Hyperfocal distance is a tool often used by certain genres of photography to render an entire scene in focus. It allows you to capture the foreground through to the background, keeping the whole image sharp. But how does it work? This 12-minute video by Filmmaker IQ looks at the science behind hyperfocal distance.

Increasing the f-stop value to keep a scene in focus isnt necessarily always the best option. Once you reach a certain point, diffraction takes hold and your photo will become soft because of the small aperture.

Instead, try focusing at the hyperfocal distance. Its the optimum point which you can focus at, using f/8 or similar, to achieve the largest possible depth of field through the image.

If you love algebra, then youll enjoy this equation decoding the actual workings of hyperfocal distance:

It means that a lens with a smaller focal length has a hyperfocal distance closer to the camera. A higher f-stop also renders the hyperfocal distance closer. Finally, the same goes for a larger circle of confusion (the size a spot of light can be before it is no longer deemed acceptably sharp).

You can see in this clip from the video that light coming from the hyperfocal distance point is perfectly sharp, running straight through the center of the circle of confusion. But crucially, light from both double and half this distance also runs within the confines of the circle of confusion, also rendering these areas in the scene sharp.

The entire 12-minute video is quite fascinating and definitely worth watching if you want to understand the science behind this widely used concept in photography.

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01:01

How Yoga can Transform People Living in Conflict Zones. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The series is about individuals and organizations who are harnessing the therapeutic aspects of yoga and using it in conflict zones as a transformational tool. They bring healing and reconciliation to communities traumatized by war, upheavals, and personal tragedy.

01:00

Mom and Daughter Make Dresses with Flowers, Food and Forced Perspective "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Artist Alya Chaglar has found a fun way to play dress-up with her 3-year-old daughter Stefani. Using the power of forced perspective, Alya strategically positions various flowers, fruits and vegetables, turning the everyday objects into fun dresses for her daughter Stefani to pretend shes wearing.

The two have been sharing their playtime pictures on Instagram (@seasunstefani) where they have amassed over 34,000 followers that love seeing what theyll come up with next.

Stefani for her part makes the most adorable poses and her expressi...

00:59

Fabric 1.0: Hyperledger Releases First Production-Ready Blockchain Software "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Open-source blockchain consortium Hyperledger has announced that its first production-ready solution, Fabric, is now complete.

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00:58

If this is Heaven, Im nodding off: Watch Nick Cave and the Birthday Party dissolve in a druggy haze "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
When director Heiner Mhlenbrock showed up with his cameras to document the tense April 1983 recording sessions for the final Birthday Party EP, Mutiny!, the group was well beyond the verge of druggy dissolution and barely on speaking terms. Mutiny! was cut at Hansa Ton studios in Berlin and the viewer...

00:57

CTRL+X: Street Artists Delete Graffiti with a Painted Anamorphic Illusion "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

All photos Anna Christova

As part of the Stenograffia street art and graffiti festival in Russia, a collaborative of artists worked to create this phenomenal illusion that appears to erase a collection of graffiti from a small car and trash dumpster. With the help of a projector, the team painted the familiar grey and white checker grid found in most graphics applications that denotes a deleted or transparent area. The piece is titled CTRL+X in reference to the keyboard command in Photoshop for deleting a selection. You can see nearly 100 behind-the-scenes photos of their process here. (via The Awesomer, Mass Appeal)

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00:57

Ziber, a New-Age Blockchain-Based Communication Platform Announces ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A majority of communications across the world happens over mobile phone networks and the internet. Almost everyone these days own a mobile phone, but not every one of these mobile phone users are happy with the prices charged by their respective carriers. Ziber is a revolutionary blockchain-based product that offers mobility and connectivity over decentralized Continue reading Ziber, a New-Age Blockchain-Based Communication Platform Announces ICO

The post Ziber, a New-Age Blockchain-Based Communication Platform Announces ICO appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:57

Anti-Vaxxers Are Steering the US Health Care Debate "IndyWatch Feed Health"

America Has Had Enough of BIG PHARMA And the Anti-Vaccine Movement Intends to Shut Them down Completely Opinion by Deplorable Consumer Advocate Tim Bolen   A lot of people think, mistakenly, that everything that is happening over US Health Care is happening right out front.  Its not Behind the scenes activity is way more important Continue reading Anti-Vaxxers Are Steering the US Health Care Debate

The post Anti-Vaxxers Are Steering the US Health Care Debate appeared first on BolenReport.

00:54

This is a great snapshot of how 2017 is shaping up so far "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

These truly are memorable times we live in

The post This is a great snapshot of how 2017 is shaping up so far appeared first on The Poke.

00:45

I got Punched in the Face & Im Psyched about It. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I took a hit straight to the jaw. A week later, I still have a faint bruise below my lip.

00:45

the miracle fabric thread (duct tape/gorilla tape) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

so post articles, pics, type out your ideas ect... for the amazing uses for duct tape.

here is a nifty article on a duct tape stretcher.
How to Make A Duct Tape Stretcher | 101 Ways to Survive

00:44

This tweeted history of Britain and the EU has gone viral because its funny, infuriating and true "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

This tweeted history of Britain and the EU by political analysis @EmperorsNewC has gone viral because its funny, infuriating and true*.

But dont just take our word for it, ask Billy Bragg.

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00:40

Nikon D750 vs Fujifilm X-T2: Shooting Motorsport "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

My name is Chris Harrison, and Im a photographer based in Hilperton, Wiltshire, England. In this post, Ill share a head to head comparison of the Nikon D750 DSLR and Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera in shooting motorsport.

Due to being a creature of habit more than any master plan to compare these two cameras, I ended up shooting the hill climb at the 2017 Festival of Speed with the Fuji kit from near enough the exact same spot as the 2016 event with the Nikon. I also realized that (again being a creature of habit) the gear used for each system was pretty similar. I thought it would be interesting to throw together a comparison of the two systems.

I know how these things can often go, so Ill list the caveats in an easy to digest list before I get started:

  • This was never planned.
  • Had I planned it, I wouldve thrown in the Fuji 56mm f/1.2 to give a true equivalent focal length comparison (with the Nikon 85mm 1.4).
  • Had I planned it, I wouldve aimed to grab a few more comparable shots in the paddock.
  • Had I planned it, I wouldve used similar settings on the hill instead of whatever felt right at the time.
  • They are a year apart, so clearly weather/light and angles are different, the light was beautiful in 2016 (Nikon), but pretty terrible in 2017 (Fuji).
  • Ive been usin...

00:34

Doctors are examining your genitals for no reason "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Once a young lady has her first menstrual cycle, the ObGyn expects to see her and if not then, certainly by the time she is 18 years old. And thus begins the annual lady days ritual, as I call it. RELATED ARTICLES: Women flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesnt take them seriously Stanford medical

00:31

Bitcoin Price Watch; Bitcoin Scalp Trades "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The European session is drawing to a close and, for our efforts this evening, we are going to tighten things up and try and do a little bit of scalp trading in the bitcoin price markets. Anybody who caught our analysis this morning will know that we went into the morning session with a relatively Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Bitcoin Scalp Trades

The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Bitcoin Scalp Trades appeared first on NEWSBTC.

00:31

See What Freezing Lemons Can Do And You Will Do This Forever! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Healthy & Tasty Recipes

See what freezing lemons can do and you will do this forever!

They are incredibly healthy and offer countless health benefits, as they strengthen the health in various ways.

They are also high in lemonoids, which prevent the growth and development of cancers and tumors in the case of breast cancer.

Studies have shown that the lemon peel contains twice as many vitamins as the fruit itself, and it has anti-cancer, antibacterial, antiparasitic, and antifungal properties.


We all just love lemons, as they offer a plethora of health benefits, and can be used as a natural medicine, as a household cleaning agent, as a delicious addition to meals, salads, smoothies and desserts, and much more.

These fruits detoxify the body, but when juiced, they lose a great part of the medicinal capacity and nutrients.
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00:31

5 Signs Your Third Eye Is Opening "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Power of Positivity

Since ancient times, the third eye had been revered by all kinds of cultures. Today, we know it as the pineal gland, but it is still called the third eye in the spiritual realm. The third eye is viewed as a spiritual sign representing our capability to conquer all kinds of challenges in daily life by tapping into our inner wisdom.

But there is much more to the third eye than that. In most Eastern traditions, the third eye is undoubtedly real; a thing that anybody can perceive and obviously feel if they have a strong sense of self and mindfulness. It is what is often referred to as the connection between our body and our spirit.

When we meditate with any consistency, the third eye opens and your inner guide becomes stronger and a more present guiding force in your life.


Here are five signs your third eye is opening:

1. A dull sensation of pressure between the eyebrows.

Generally when the third eye starts to manifest on a much deeper level, theres a related consciousness of sensation between eyebrows. It could seem like somebody is lightly touching us at that moment, or you might feel a spreading of warmth.
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00:29

Why are Liberal elites so obsessed with diversity? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Do not have children....growth is from immigration not multiplication....
Dontchyaknow?

00:26

Prescription Broccoli In A Pill Seen as a Future Diabetes Treatment "IndyWatch Feed Health"

broccoli in a pill

By Alex Pietrowski

The life-changing disease Type 2 Diabetes is on the rise worldwide, and especially alarming is the fact that rates are on the rise among children and teenagers, potentially condemning them to a lifetime of dependence on pills, shots, blood-sugar testing, and doctors visits.

There are many natural alternatives to popular prescription medicines, in fact, many of todays pharmaceuticals are derived from plants, and now concentrated broccoli is being seen as a potential treatment for diabetes.

Sulforophane is a miracle compound you have probably never heard of. Found in its highest concentrations in broccoli, and especially broccoli sprouts, the compound is something anyone can grow in their kitchen and consume on a regular basis for very little money, and is being shown to have a beneficial effect on many aspects of health.

Sulforaphane is a precursor nutrient. Meaning, when it enters the body, it starts out as something else and is processed into the super beneficial compound which can stop cancerous tumors from doubling, and help diabetics to balance their blood sugar levels, among hundreds of other clinically-proven health benefits. [Source]

00:20

Characteristic Traits Of The Survivalist Prepper "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Traits Characteristics Attributes The survivalist is not your average Joe (sorry Joe). There are many characteristic traits of the preparedness-minded survivalist / prepper which work together to embody the overall package of who they (we) are. It seems to me that some traits are learned while others come natural. The following list of []

00:16

Prepper Tools That I Use And Recommend "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Occasionally I mention tools and prepper gear that I use and/or recommend in my posts here and there, but this page includes an easy-to-access list of what I use and recommend. I hope its helpful!

prepper tools and gear

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I am very grateful for your support of this site in this way. Thank you.

Hard To Store Food Items

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00:16

Richard Branson: Im Excited To Be Backing Blockchain Wallet and Its Co-Founders "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

http://ift.tt/2v8JQIH

Richard Branson has continued his confidence in Blockchain and its founders following last months $40 mln investment round.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2tJ734K


00:16

California Got One Right "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

California declares glyphosate a toxic cancer-causing chemical, effective July 7, 2017

glyphosate-testing(NatualHealth365) In a win for consumer rights and safety, the OEHHA (California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment) has declared that glyphosate weed killer is a known, cancer-causing carcinogen. It will be added to the states Proposition 65 warning list.

Proposition 65, also known as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was passed in order to protect California drinking water from toxic, cancer-causing substances and those known to cause birth defects.

Glyphosate designated probably carcinogenic by WHO in 2015

Glyphosate weed killer is sold under numerous brand names, but the most widely used is Roundup, manufactured by the Monsanto company. The state of California is using statute CAS #107-83-6 to change the designation of the weed killer, which they say has cancer as a known endpoint for some people who are exposed to it.

This designation is a blow to companies that use glyphosate in their products. Efforts to ban the substance have ramped up ever since the WHO (World Health Organization) designated it as probably carcinogenic in 2015.

As of July 7, California retailers must add cancer warning labels to all products containing glyphosate. However, cancer warnings will as yet not be required on foods and grocery items t...

00:15

Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The trial of Mt Gox CEO Mark Karpeles took a turn today with the embattled executive pleading 'not guilty' to charges.

Source

00:12

Yard's Retreat Project "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

I have been in the progress of rebuilding my deck and my fencing since sometime last year (it seems to never end). The windstorms took down several sections of the fence last winter. It was 10 years old and I decided to rebuild it since it was showing its age with wood rot in several areas and a couple of broken 4X4 post. At the same time, I tore down my pergola and the deck it covered, back to just framing. I replaced a couple of joist that were twisting and I had to pull out and...

Yard's Retreat Project

00:11

How Banks Start Using Blockchain in Communications "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

http://ift.tt/2t0lhRE

Banks and large-scale commercial companies including Daimler are starting to replace fax machines and the traditional method of communicating with one another using Blockchain.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2tJyeMD


00:10

Amazon Prime Day Deals on Sony and Yi cameras and plenty of accessories "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

The yearly Amazon Prime Day deal just started and you got plenty of electronic deals. This includes some interesting deals on Sony E-mount and YI MFT stuff: Links to all Prime Day Deals: Amazon US, Amazon CA, Amazon DE, Amazon UK,

The post Amazon Prime Day Deals on Sony and Yi cameras and plenty of accessories appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

00:10

The Gordian Knot (Schooled In Magic 13) "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Hi, everyone

The Gordian Knot is Book 13 of Schooled in Magic. Like Infinite Regress, it forms one-half of a two-book series; ideally, I plan to write Graduation Day in September, with The Zero Curse between them. Truthfully, it probably won't make that much sense unless youve already read the first twelve books, which - by amazing coincidence - are available from my site (The Chrishanger).

And I do offer ARCs to...

The Gordian Knot (Schooled In Magic 13)

00:10

TEOTWAWKI Are You Better Off Shooting a Stranger then Letting them into Your Shelter? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Once in a while I unfortunately realize that I've made a huge error in contemplating survival strategies in TEOTWAWKI situations. I've come to the realization that hiding resources like food and water won't make a difference to my survival if a stranger or a group of strangers come into my shelter to rob me of resources for in all likelihood there is a good chance they will kill me or at best attack me. So instead of spending my time figuring out ways to hide my resources from strangers when...

TEOTWAWKI Are You Better Off Shooting a Stranger then Letting them into Your Shelter?

00:08

How to Make a DIY Beauty Dish for Less Than $7 "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Beauty dishes are great pieces of equipment to have in your lighting arsenal, but they come at a price. You can spend hundreds of dollars on a dish, yet using a cheap shoot-through umbrella can easily produce the same effect, as this 10-minute tutorial by Joe Edelman shows.

A beauty dish is very handy in portrait photography because of its very rapid fall-off of light. Theyre ideal for using close to the subject, creating a fairly hard light without a hot spot.

But a shoot-through umbrella allows you to recreate this effect, and theyre available for only $6. Your remaining buck is spent on a piece of black foam, letting you create a circle to prevent the hot spot and give a dot inside the catchlight, signatory of a beauty dish.

The comparison shots below show that while the umbrella is just a modifier, it does well to reproduce the effect of a beauty dish on its own, catchlight and all.

The shot with the actual beauty dish does give some more contrast and a crisper shadow under the jaw, but the $7 option is not far off at all.

Make sure to watch the video above for full instruction of how and when to use a beauty dish, as well as the specifics of positioning and shooting with your DIY beauty dish.

(via Joe Edelman via...

00:07

How Banks Start Using Blockchain in Communications "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

http://ift.tt/2t0lhRE

Banks and large-scale commercial companies including Daimler are starting to replace fax machines and the traditional method of communicating with one another using Blockchain.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2tJyeMD


00:07

E.R. nurse drops truth bombs about vaccine reactions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We are lucky to have a first-hand account of just how UNDERREPORTED vaccine injuries are. According to an E.R. nurse calling themselves GuerillaRN: As an E.R. nurse, I have seen the cover up. Where do you think kids go when they have a vaccine reaction? They go to the E.R. They come to me.  GuerillaRN

00:06

Watch the Making of a Hand-Crafted Violin, from Start to Finish, in a Beautiful, Wordless Documentary "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The history of the violin can be traced back to 1530, when a violin-like instrument first appeared in Gaudenzio Ferrari's painting, "Madonna of the Orange Tree." By the 1550s, Andrea Amati and his descendants began to craft priceless violins, in the form we know them today. And then followed other families closely associated with the golden age of these stringed instruments--the Bergonzi, the Guarneri, the Stradivari.

Today, luthiers like Dominique Nicosia continue the same tradition. Above you can watch Nicosia hand-craft a violin at the Muse de la lutherie et de l'archterie franaises in northeastern France. Shot by Baptiste Buob, the wordless documentary walks you through the making of a violin, from start to finish. A process that takes a luthier 3-4 weeks, working full-time, gets covered in 33 elegant minutes. Savor each and every one of them.

Bonus: Below, watch another film by Baptiste Buob--this one a 28-minute film detailing how French bow maker Roch Petitdemange practices his craft, again from beginning to end. A perfect complement.

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00:06

Richard Branson: Im Excited To Be Backing Blockchain Wallet and Its Co-Founders "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Richard Branson has continued his confidence in Blockchain and its founders following last months $40 mln investment round.

00:04

Early entries for the Comedy Wildlife Awards suggest 2017 will be another superb year "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Weve featured the Comedy Wildlife Awards before, and if these early entires for this years competition are anything to go by, 2017 is going to be another great year.

1. Must Have Three-Putted Douglas Croft

2. WTF George Cathcart

3. Outsourcing Seatbelt Checks Graeme Guy

4. Help!!! Tibor Kercz

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00:03

500 WORDS: Sam Gilliam "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Sam Gilliam discusses his work, showing in the Venice Biennale, and the NEA

00:01

A Contactee or a Victim of Mind-Control? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Nick Redfern) Is it possible that one of the more well-known UFO Contactees of the 1950s was the victim of a secret MK-Ultra-type mind-control operation? Lets take a look. Orfeo Angelucci was someone who claimed significant, face-to-face encounters with long-haired, human-looking ETs of the peace-and-love type. Space-hippies, in other words. Angeluccis publications on his alleged experiences included The Secret of the Saucers and Son of the Sun.
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00:00

Floral Artwork To Bring Blooms Indoors "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Best of Floral Artwork on Design*Sponge

Summer is finally here and the days keep getting warmer and warmer. The flowers and plant life some of us tend outdoors are beaming under the intensity of the sun, while we often retreat to a cool spot indoors. Full of vitamin D and maybe a chilled glass of water, we try our best to not forget about those blooming beauties in our care. Maybe we grab a few snippets, throw them into a bud vase and sprinkle similar displays throughout our homes to add a flair of natural color. There is nothing quite like a fresh bouquet to bring a room to life.

Many of the homes featured here on Design Sponge celebrate floral dcor of all kinds; thoughtful centerpieces, hand painted walls, and patterned wallpaper or textiles. These same spaces often show a penchant for reveling in this beauty year-round with two-dimensional floral artwork spilling onto the walls. It is no surprise that flowers are so often captured and retold through the eyes of artists. Expert and novice alike, this subject is interpreted time and time again throughout history as something special, beautiful and maybe a little mysterious. Below are a few of my favorite spaces from the archives that celebrate framed blooms that wont ever wilt. Bethany

Image Above: Floral designer Anna Potter is no stranger to natural beauty as the founder of Swallows & Damsons, and her Sheffield home is full of quiet moments like this one, captured by India Hobson. Her dreamy bathroom is filled with a lively plant collection and nicknamed The Jungle by her boys. This floral print adds a hint of pink to the green-filled space and echoes the ideas of growth and nature that overtake the small room.

00:00

Cultivating a Neighborhood Garden as a Community Organizing Hub "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Bottom's Up Community Garden in West Oakland, California, has become a jumping off point for strengthening community, organizing events, and DIY living.

Read more on MAKE

The post Cultivating a Neighborhood Garden as a Community Organizing Hub appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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23:54

16 Dead Baby Killers. Great Day In Mississippi! - 16 marines killed in military KC-130 plane crash "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

16 Dead Baby Killers. Great Day In Mississippi! - 16 marines killed in military KC-130 plane crash 

At least 16 service members died when a military flight crashed in LeFlore County, Mississippi, the Marine Corps said in a statement, adding that the cause of the crash is still unknown.

https://www.rt.com/usa/395948-c130-military-plane-crash-mississippi/

23:53

Robert Kennedy Jr. Responds To John Olivers Attack "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Robert Kennedy Jr. took to Tucker Carlsons Fox News show last night to discuss vaccine safety and respond to John Olivers personal attack on him.  

The post Robert Kennedy Jr. Responds To John Olivers Attack appeared first on Vaxxter.

23:52

3 Tips to Make Mindfulness Fun for your Children. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I have found that introducing kids to mindfulness exercises and games can help them immensely when theyre feeling overwhelmed or out of control.

23:49

The Bluejackets Manual - 1917 Edition Pdf "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

In 1902 when Lt. Ridley McLean first wrote this "sailor's bible," he described it as a manual for every person in the naval service. One hundred years later, it continues to serve as a primer for newly enlisted sailors and as a basic reference for all naval personnel--from seaman to admiral. New technology is artfully blended with ancient heritage, facts and figures are augmented by helpful advice, and the mysterious language of the sea is preserved and deciphered in a volume that has served...

The Bluejackets Manual - 1917 Edition Pdf

23:45

World Falls in Love with Quokka, Australias Most Adorable Animal "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Photo: Imgur

The world has spoken: the always-smiling quokka is both the happiest and the most photogenic animal on the planet. Known for its charismatic grin and friendly disposition, the quokka is the perfect selfie co-star, as made apparent by the popularity of the hashtag: #quokkaselfie.

Interestingly, the quokkawhich is about the size of a domestic cathas no fear of humans. This is why countless animal-loving adventurers are lucky enough to snap self-portraits with the cute creatures, whether they're begging a bicyclist for a hug or stealing a kiss.

Quokka Selfie Quokkas

Photo: Allan Dixon

When they're not posing for the camera, they usually spend their days sleeping and resting under shady bushes or dense vegetation or munching on grass, leaves, seeds, and roots. But, judging from the Instagram photos cataloged at #quokkaselfies, these charming creatures don't seem to mind taking time out of their busy schedules to interact with tourists, either. In fact, they look rather elated!

Though quokkas call a number of smaller islands off the coast of Western Australia home, most #quokkaselfies are taken on Rottnest Island. According to the island's official...

23:43

How Banks Start Using Blockchain in Communications "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Banks and large-scale commercial companies including Daimler are starting to replace fax machines and the traditional method of communicating with one another using Blockchain.

23:38

Lost in translation: Authors blame a language error for wrong diagnosis "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A patients unusual brain cyst excited several researchers in China so much they published a paper about it in a major journal. Soon a reader identified a glaring mistake: the authors had described the cause of the cyst incorrectly.   A month after the paper appeared online in November 2016, the reader a neurologist []

The post Lost in translation: Authors blame a language error for wrong diagnosis appeared first on Retraction Watch.

23:31

Frankenpussy: The terrifying Rogue Taxidermy of Sarina Brewer "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Frankenpussy. A taxidermy art-piece by Sarina Brewer.
 
Before you get your ethically-sourced panties all clenched up in your ass cheeks, the animals that artist Sarina Brewer uses for her unorthodox taxidermy art all died of natural causes. Brewer utilizes animals that have...

23:30

Bitcoin Hedge Fund Director: ICOs Are Having a 'Eureka' Moment "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The director of a well-known bitcoin hedge fund has opened up about his views on the future of initial coin offerings.

Source

23:15

Do This Movement Every Night Before Bed and You Will Sleep Better "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Organic and Healthy

Many Americans struggle to fall asleep, and the answer may be far simpler than you realize, as the following yoga poses are both easy to do and proven to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Once back in a regular sleep pattern, youll note the rest of your life improve as well.

When first starting the following yoga routine, we recommend only a minute or so in each pose; as you get more comfortable with them over time, you can work up to five minutes or longer for each pose.

Back Roll

Lying on your back, take hold of your knees (or if you can reach, all the way around your shins as pictured here). Rock gently from side to side. Its a great way to stretch and massage your lower back after a long day. Let your legs and feet completely relax. At the same time, let your shoulders melt toward the ground be sure not to tense them while holding your knees. And of course, breathe deeply.

23:13

Skirting the IssueSkirt Fixation and Be So Crafty "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today joining us for Skirting the Issue are two very crafty women (and good friends) who both just happen to be geniuses when it comes to making skirts and luckily enough for us they are both sharing a skirt pattern today! Both Audrey and Becky are known for making the cutest skirts and we are so thankful that both are joining us for Skirting the Issue this year.

 

First up is Audrey from Skirt Fixation and as her blog name suggests, she has so many incredible skirt patterns (and just recently released a swim skirt as part of a new swimsuit pattern that I am dying to make ;). Her tagline even reads Changing the world, one skirt at a time! (Dont you love that?)  She is giving away this free pattern for the Bloom & Grow Skirt. It is made with a double border print fabric that looks so fun and the skirt is full and twirly which is just what a little girl wants. Go HERE to grab the pattern! Thank you Audrey for joining our cause this summer.we are so appreciative.

 

And second joining us from U Create is Becky from her blog Be So Crafty. Becky has been doing a project that is quite amazing and we so admire her for it. Throughout Summer 2017 she is making 100 skirts in 100 days to donate to girls and women ranging from foster care to refugees. She did the same project last summer, so she is up to making and donating over 200 skirts in 2 years. Isnt that amazing? She really is amazing.  You can go read more about her project HERE along with a fabulous tutorial for this darling Jelly Roll Skirt! I love the way she used the jelly roll into such a colorful and cute skirt. Thank you Becky for joining us!

The post...

23:11

Please Donate to Prepare for Change "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Thank you PFC Members!

Your donation to Prepare for Change is so important and appreciated. We want you to know we are extremely grateful for the support you have given us in the past and that this new request for donations is necessary for the achievement of our goals.

We are a genuine non-profit organization where 100% of funds collected go to raise awareness about the Event through a variety of activities. We are now a 501c3 organization, meaning that your donation is now tax deductible.

Since you are on our mailing list, you must already know that we are the primary organization created expressly to assist the general population at the time of the Event.

Time and experience have shown us that we need to reach more people, and more importantly, who we should be reaching out to. We feel that most of our  members are Star Seeds, because, in spite of the complexity of the story about the Event, they usually get it quickly, so quickly that it is as if they already knew it, and just needed to be reminded.

According to various past life regression therapists, the number of people who have incarnated here to participate in this Ascension Event number in the hundreds of millions, but we are not reaching them with our current efforts. Currently we have about fifty thousand regular visitors to the Prepare for Change website and about that many on Facebook as well.

Judging from the recent list of websites blacklisted by the MSM we have many sites that will work with us to advertise and promote Prepare for Change. In this way we can reach many more Star Seeds who are awakening now. This Campaign will greatly assist the planet and its population to be Prepared for the Event.

We want to let you know how our donation funds are to be used. We have monthly budget in website fees and related expenses that is paid from these funds, as well as improve the site with new features.

Our websites Prepareforchange.net ,...

23:10

100% Proof Of Giants From The Smithsonians Own VaultSteve Quayle DROPS Bombshell! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


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23:01

DNC Emails Were Copied To Flash Drive NOT Over the Internet, 1706 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

- Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com Good morning, Im still reporting on: DNC Emails Were Copied To Flash Drive NOT Over the Internet, 1706 Synopsis: A new detailed report by a mysterious IT specialist by the name The Forensicator, shows that the original source of the DNC emails was not Russia or Romania, but copied locally onto a thumb drive and timestamped in the eastern time zone. Furthermore, they were copied only 5 days before Seth Rich was murdered on the streets of Washington, D.C. The study is published under the name of Adam Carters Blog. Adam Carter is a fictional character from the BBC espionage TV series Spooks which follow the exploits of Section D, a counter-terrorism division of MI5. The character is portrayed by British actor Rupert Penry-Jones. The series ran from May 2002 to Oct. 2011. This report is not something thrown together quickly. It is detailed and appears on first blush to be authoritative. It analyzes the file metadata found in a 7zip archive file, 7dc58-ngp-van.7z, originally attributed to the Guccifer 2.0 persona. The report resides at g-2.space/ , or simply search for Guccifer 2.0 Game Over. The report states that according to the metadata attached to the files, the files were transferred on July 5, 2016 starting at 18:39:02 EDT and completed at 18:53:17 EDT at a transfer rate of 23 MB per second. That is an upload speed that was probably impossible over the Internet at the DNC site other than over their private LAN (Local Area Network). In other words, someone had to be in the DNC building to make this copy, and it certainly could not have been done from Russia or Romania, where the famous hacker Guccifer was supposedly located. According to the report: Due to the estimated speed of transfer (23 MB/s) calculated from this study, it is unlikely that this initial data transfer could have been done remotely over the Internet. The initial copying activity was likely done from a computer system that had direct access to the data. By direct access we mean that the individual who was collecting the data either had physical access to the computer where the data was stored, or the data was copied over a local high speed network (LAN). Another interesting aspect of the Forensicator Report is that the Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3........

23:01

Ascending The Densities of Consciousness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Jeff Street) Authors Note: As always, my articles are simply my perspective that I offer in the spirit of discovery and empowerment take what resonates and leave the rest.

Each thread of consciousness (our souls, over-souls, and beyond), within the One multiversal consciousness, exists in one of eight states. Each of these states of consciousness has a unique set of characteristics, perspectives, and core beliefs that define it. These states have also been called LEVELS because we generally progress through them sequentially. This progression is the evolution of our souls consciousness, and it is the fundamental process that every Soul is undergoing and striving for the process also known as Spiritual Evolution. And it is the primary reason that we incarnate into physical realities like our planet Earth. Physical experiences, and the challenges that they entail offer our souls an evolutionary fast track, and hence are greatly coveted.
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23:00

Maker Pro News: Inside the Accelerator, Maker Pros in the Workforce, and More "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

This week, maker pros, like Make in LA, work with other creators to ensure Kickstarters are successful and makers excel in the workplace.

Read more on MAKE

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23:00

Austrian Post Offices Will Facilitate the Purchase of Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Many people still struggle with the concept of buying Bitcoin. That is not entirely surprising, as there is no convenient way to do so. Signing up for an exchange takes time and can be quite cumbersome, all things considered.That situation will come to change in Austria over the next few months. More specifically, several hundred Continue reading Austrian Post Offices Will Facilitate the Purchase of Bitcoin

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23:00

Selling Sticks and a Slap in the Face: Artists Intervene in eBay "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Megan Hildebrandt, ANXIETY DISORDER FOR SALE, #exstrange auction (all images courtesy #exstrange)

Editors note: This essay is excerpted from the book #exstrange: a curatorial intervention on eBay, in which seven writers consider critical artistic perspectives on and provocations within the online market. 

The sweet dream of a commercial marketplace doubling as a space for community and connection is an old one. We imagine the Ancient Agora of Athens, for instance, as a place where merchants peddled goods and citizens swapped political ideas. Perhaps this was even true.

By comparison, eBay seems more coldly mercantile. Its creation story, which involved the founder wanting to help his fiance trade Pez dispensers with like-minded collectors, has only the flimsiest link to human connection and is in any case a myth invented by publicists. The real goal of eBays inventors was to devise a perfect market, in the pure and uncluttered sense of matching buyers and sellers with zero friction. The Pez yarn may have contributed to somewhat condescending early assessments of eBay as little more than a digital flea market. Today, of course, it is a multinational ecommerce giant, facilitating all manner of transactions in dozens of countries.

But either way, why not take the flea market seriously? The fifth episode of Robert Hughess famous 1980 documentary series The Shock of the New memorably sees the critic striding through one in Paris, bellowing about the Surrealists, who had found inspiration in such settings and their endless profusion of battling objects in the early 20th century. The flea market was like the unconscious mind of capitalism, Hughes booms; artists prowled the sales stalls to mine connections from the seemingly impersonal good...

23:00

Game Of Thrones fever reaches Buckingham Palace "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

White Walkers have been spotted across Britain today as the hype for the new season of Game Of Thrones ramps up.

A Night King appeared at Hadrians Wall on horseback to celebrate the upcoming start of the television show.

Hadrians Wall is the location that famously inspired George RR Martins vision for The Wall, a 700-foot ice wall in Game of Thrones thats defended by The Nights Watch and stretches for 300 miles along the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. 

Actors were spotted today Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, before advancing on Buckingham Palace.

The group were transformed using specially designed prosthetics and a team of stylists and body paint artists to complete their look.

Sightings on Twitter and Instagram included Oxford Street..

23:00

Defending Borders with Blockchain: Former Cheney Advisor Calls for Action "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new report from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies details how blockchain could be used to protect government supply chains.

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23:00

Israeli Official Urges Regulators to be More Paternalistic Regarding ICOs and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Israeli Official

An Israeli official gave a talk in Tel Aviv today regarding the challenges with regulating ICOs and bitcoin. Professor Shmuel Hauser, Head of the Israeli Securities Authority, expressed fear and concern about cryptocurrencies. He seemed to see digital tokens as representing a threat, and he urged regulators to be more paternalistic in their oversight of ICOs. 

Also read: Protestors Will Watch Mt Gox CEO Face Criminal Trial This Week

Investors Cannot Look After Themselves and do Not Understand Cryptocurrencies

Hauser elaborated on his position, saying, We have to address today what is happening with bitcoin, blockchain and ICOs that are challenging the current regulation around the world. It is here at the gates of the stock exchange. It is a new economy where the companies have no faces, and the investors have no faces. Our task is to get ready now in a proactive fashion before an event will occur that will hurt Israeli investors.

In this sense, it appears Hauser is attempting to alert regulators of the world to prepare for more digital currencies and ICOs to spread. Hauser suggested many people invest in digital currencies and they do not understand them. He implied they need government protection, because 67% of people cannot look after themselves. Overall, 60% of the public have be...

22:58

Weaving Craft Tipi "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Weaving Craft Tipi The great outdoors is fantastic for kids to learn and face exciting adventures with one another but when you cant get the mischievous children out the house you can still keep them busy with these fun and cute designs of crafting Tipis. If you have bits of wool and twigs scattered around the house then you

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22:53

Wimbledon spectator proves theres nothing more complicated than a poncho "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A spectator at Wimbledon bravely struggles to put on a poncho in the face of the Great British Summer .

Although he faces some serious competition.

The post Wimbledon spectator proves theres nothing more complicated than a poncho appeared first on The Poke.

22:52

Save CBD Oil "IndyWatch Feed Health"

We need to save this powerful pain reliever now. Action Alert!

Without urgent grassroots support, hurting Americans could lose pivotal access to CBD oil, a key natural pain medication. Momentum is building on Capitol Hill, but our voices must be heard.

In recent weeks weve been telling you about recent federal actions that threaten to restrict consumer access to affordable CBD oila derivative of the hemp plant that has no psychoactive properties. Nevertheless, this natural supplement has come into the crosshairs of federal regulatory agencies, and we expect their continued pushback against the movement to maintain access to this vital treatment.

Legislation has recently been introduced that will take some important steps towards preserving CBD products. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced by Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Corey Booker (D-NJ), would allow the possession, production, and distribution of medical marijuana and CBD in the 29 states (not including the District of Columbia) with established marijuana laws.

Importantly, the bill would also exclude CBD from the definition of marijuana. This helps clear up uncertainty and confusion in states where it is legal to possess and use CBD oil but illegal to produce it.

The bill also helps undo the Drug Enforcement Agencys (DEA) recent action to classify CBD (short for cannabidiol) as a Schedule 1 controlled substance like heroin and LSD that has no medicinal benefit. This is an absurd classification, particularly considering the fact that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has a patent on CBD oil that covers its use to protect the brain from degeneration and the treatment of diseases like Alzheimers and Parkinsons. There are also thousands of published scientific studies on CBD and its beneficial health effects on pain, inflammation, seizures, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Beyond the efforts in the Senate, Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) has introduced the Legitimate Use of Medical Marijuana Act (HR 714) and the Compassionate Access Act (HR 715), both aimed at removing federal obstacles that prevent patient access to CBD as well as medical marijuana. You can see our ...

22:51

When you meet someone nice on Tinder but you keep missing each others messages. For three whole years "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Its not easy fixing a date, right? Stuff happens work, family, your phone runs out of battery all that kind of stuff.

Just ask Josh Avsec and a woman called Michelle who has been exchanging messages on Tinder for years like, years and yet still havent managed to meet.

Here are those messages in full (dont forget to look at the dates when they send them).

People have become slightly obsessed about the couple on Twitter. If they ever do meet up, theyll have to live stream it.

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22:51

China Providers Must Block VPNs By 2018: Government "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Chinese citizens limited access to global websites looks set to end as VPNs get a full ban in 2018.

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22:50

M5.2 Earthquake Rattles Sendai Nuclear Power Plant "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

B-524R Earthquake strike 50km SSW of Sendai NPP The 5.2 magnitude quake struck about 50km south-southwest of the Nuclear Power Plant, and shook the entire island of Kyushu. EQ Details M 5.2 31.387N, 130.600E [20km S of Kagoshima City, Japan] 16.7 km depth 2017-07-11 02:56:36 UTC  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: earthquake, japan earthquake, Kagoshima, Kyushu, []

22:50

Metal Siding That Looks Like Real Wood!! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Hands down the most requested info about my in-laws house is where they sourced the wood-look siding. Its crazy good, even standing right underneath it youd swear it was wood.

So here are all the details!

Its made by a company called Longboard

They have 20 different colors and wood types. The one we went with was Light National Walnut thought we also really loved the Dark Acacia and the Dark National Walnut.

Its significantly more expensive than real wood but the upside is that it doesnt have any maintenance once its installed. Real wood requires staining and/or clear coating every 4-5-ish years (which is pretty spot on based on our experience with our exterior shutters).

Another advantage is that it looks absolutely perfect. There isnt any warping, kno...

22:43

China Providers Must Block VPNs By 2018: Government "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Chinese citizens limited access to global websites looks set to end as VPNs get a full ban in 2018.

22:39

Just How Popular Is Bitcoin in Japan? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

After months of heated debate, the Japanese government finally recognised Bitcoin as a legitimate payment method earlier this year on April 1. For a long time following the fall of the Bitcoin exchange service Mt Gox, digital cryptocurrency was a hot topic. It all began in February 2016, when Japans financial regulator began to mull

22:35

Seven charts show why the IEA thinks coal investment has already peaked "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Global investment in coal-fired power plants is set to decline dramatically after passing an all-time high during the past several years, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Thats one of the most striking messages from World Energy Investment 2017, published today. The report, now in its second year, offers a comprehensive picture of energy investment from fossil-fuel extraction through to transport, energy efficiency and power networks.

The IEA report is not only backwards looking, reporting money already invested. It also offers a glimpse of forthcoming trends, by reporting the value of decisions taken to invest in future.

Overall, investment fell again last year, as the oil-and-gas sector continued to cut back in response to low prices. Steady investment in renewables, along with falling costs, saw 50% more capacity being added in 2016 than in 2011. But gains for low-carbon wind and solar are being offset by declines in hydro and nuclear.

Carbon Brief has seven charts with the key messages from this years energy investment report.

Fossil fall

For the second year running, global investment in new energy supplies fell steeply, the IEA report says. This decline was mainly due to the oil-and-gas sector, where investment has fallen 44% in two years on the back of the collapse in oil prices.

These cuts have seen fossil fuels share of investments in new energy supplies fall below 60% for the first time, as the chart below shows.

Global investment in energy supply, by fuel, 2000-2016 (columns) and the share of investment going towards fossil fuel supplies (orange line). Source: IEA World Energy Investment 2017.

Glossary
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22:30

Ethereum Flash Crash Wall St Conspiracy? | Jim Willie (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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22:24

Building a Simple Mining Rig Restarter with Raspberry Pi "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Making your own solution for restarting a mining rig that has frozen is relatively simple for pretty much anyone, you just need a Raspberry Pi board and a couple of 5V relay boards and you can be up and running in no time. You can use the base RPi operating system and with the help of WiringPi you can get easy control of the GPIO pins of the Pi, even direct console one with the GPIO utility. Of course you can install a web server with some basic visual interface as well, simple buttons to drive on/off the relays connected to the GPIO pins of the Pi board.

If you have a spare Raspberry Pi 3 you have up to 28 channels available to drive on/off relays, though based on our experience only 25 of the GPIO puns are actually reliable usable. Pins 2, 3 and 14 have a bit of erratic behavior being in high (triggered state) when the Pi board boots up or temporary switching on and then off when rebooting the board, so it is wise to skip them. Another possible issue is the GPIO pin 0 (the bottom white one) as using zeroes can be tricky when programming something, so be careful with that one as well. We have been using the relays to short the on/off button on the motherboard forcing the mining rig to shut down and then start up again. This works surprisingly well and you avoid the need to work with the high 110V/220V mains power going through the relays that can cause problems for not so experienced users. Our...

22:16

Dark chocolate coconut milk ice cream bonbons (2-ingredient, dairy-free recipe) "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Sweet coconut ice cream bonbons get dunked in a dark chocolate coating. Perfect for warm weather dessert-ing! Bonbons are a classic childhood treat that are chocolate-covered on the outside and filled with candy, ice cream or nut butters on the inside. For a healthier, Paleo twist thats a cinch to make, this recipe uses homemade, non-dairy coconut milk

22:11

Despite Black Tuesday At Crypto Markets, Some Experts Say Its Best Time To Buy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Only three cryptocurrencies are in green as of 08:00 GMT. The carnage is brutal like the Rwanda Massacre some 27 years ago.

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22:01

History of Legalized Mass Mind Control (Perception Management) -- How the US Flooded the World with Psyops "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Robert Parry) Special Report: The mainstream U.S. media obsesses over Russian propaganda yet the U.S. government created a psyops bureaucracy three decades ago to flood the world with dubious information, reports Robert Parry.
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22:00

Edible Innovations: Designing and Prototyping Waste Conscious Dishware "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Sally Ng designed Progress Ware to help people become more conscious of unhealthy over-eating or creating excess food waste.

Read more on MAKE

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21:59

Why is pus being found in this common healthy meat? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola Worldwide, were seeing strong growth in organics and grass-fed farming. As of 2016, the organic food sector accounted for 5.3 percent of total food sales in the U.S. We now also have a brand-new grass-fed certification by the American Grassfed Association (AGA), which is the highest certification you can get for dairy, beef,

21:56

Indonesia sues Thai energy giant PTT for $2B over 2009 oil spill "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

JAKARTA -- Indonesia is suing an arm of Thailands biggest energy group, PTT, for the equivalent of more than $2 billion over a 2009 oil spill the archipelago country says damaged its environment and the health and livelihoods of local people. For the first time in the marine realm, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry has invoked the principle of strict liability, previously used to hold plantation firms accountable for fires that occur on land they control. [caption id="attachment_192992" align="alignright" width="450"] The Montara wellhead platform in the Timor Sea, near Indonesia and Australia's maritime border. Map by Tim Henry for Mongabay.[/caption] Last month, palm oil and paper industry lobby groups filed their own lawsuit with Indonesias highest court, asking it to abolish the concept of strict liability from the nations forestry and environment laws, although the business associations subsequently withdrew the suit, claiming they needed more time to study the rules. This is a first for marine issues because were mostly dealing with forest fires, said Jasmin Ragil Utomo, the ministrys dispute settlement director. But we are more than ready. Indonesias lawsuit against the state-owned oil and gas giant comes eight years after a leak in the Montara offshore drilling platform it operated gushed tens of thousands of barrels of oil into the Timor Sea, a body of water shared by Australia and Indonesia. While the firm admits that oil from the spill reached Indonesian waters, and acknowledges that mistakes were made that should never be repeated, it continues

21:48

Despite Black Tuesday At Crypto Markets, Some Experts Say Its Best Time To Buy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Only three cryptocurrencies are in green as of 08:00 GMT. The carnage is brutal like the Rwanda Massacre some 27 years ago.

21:46

Top 5 Sewing Books for Beginners "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

top 5 sewing books for beginnersEveryone who is learning to sew or loves to sew already wants to learn new sewing tips and tricks and read guides directly from the experts themselves. Even though nowadays, there are already many videos about sewing with all the topics that a beginner needs to know including our own very popular YouTube channel, having a book about sewing sometimes feels like the easiest and best way to learn.  Some would still prefer physical books or sometimes e-books which they can browse at their own pace, refer to diagrams and illustrations and even annotate if a thought or question comes to mind.

We've also received a lot of requests from readers for a list of what we thought were the best sewing books for beginners.  So we spent some time gathering up our favorite sewing books that would benefit not only those who have just started sewing but also those who are into sewing for many years.  In our view, these books are the Top 5 Sewing Books for Beginners which all of you should have in your sewing room.

Sew Everything Workshop by Diana Rupp

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S.E.W. is a must-buy sewing book for beginners. It comes with 10 free patterns which you can use as your initial sewing projects. This informational book talks about a lot of very basic questions on several topics. If you are just s...

21:45

The Seventeenth Of Tammuz And The Hurva Synagogue "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today is the Seventeenth of Tammuz, a solemn sun-up to sun-down fast day, which markis the beginning of the mourning period on the Jewish calendar known as "The Three Weeks." Why three weeks you ask? Well, there are three weeks...

21:42

Cash Wage Clampdown Recommended For UK Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A government advisors report will today recommend a clampdown on the UKs cash-in-hand economy.

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21:38

Text SFMOMA Your Favorite Emoji and Receive an Artwork From Their Vast Collection "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's newest tech tool allows any smartphone user to gain access to the artworks hidden behind their archive doors, a collection so large that it would stretch 121.3 miles if you placed each artwork end-to-end. With only 5% of this collection on view, the museum decided to create Send Me SFMOMA, a texting service that delivers an artwork to your phone based on a sent emoji or phrase. For example, the first emoji I decided to text was a goat, for which they return Takuma Nakahira's 2008 Untitled image ofyou guessed it, a goat.

To participate, text the number 572-51 the words send me followed by either a keyword (such as a color, emotion, or type of art) or an emoji. A quick response will bring your phone an image of an artwork from SFMOMAs vast collection, in addition to a caption containing the artist, artwork title, and year. Within the first four days of the program over 3,000 artworks were generated, a larger number than the amount of works currently on view.

The system isnt perfect, more of my inquiries came back with an error message than an artwork, however the intrigue of seeing a piece that has been tucked away from the public is quite addicting. I especially loved seeing what some of my most used emojis resulted in, such as the single eye which brought Tomoko Sawada's Early Days (1996) to my inbox. (via Hyperallergic)

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21:32

Cash Wage Clampdown Recommended For UK Economy "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A government advisors report will today recommend a clampdown on the UKs cash-in-hand economy.

21:31

With MyEtherWallet Phishing Surge, Do ICOs Need To Use Slack? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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The rising number of reported cases of phishing will not bode well for startups conducting ICOs and for the entire crypto industry as a whole

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21:26

Mysterious Ethereum Millionaire Sparks New Debate on Anonymity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A mysterious Ethereum trader has boasted about earning $283 mln in just one month which renewed concerns about the anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies.

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21:17

With MyEtherWallet Phishing Surge, Do ICOs Need To Use Slack? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The rising number of reported cases of phishing will not bode well for startups conducting ICOs and for the entire crypto industry as a whole

21:15

Recommended: Hampshire and Foat Galaxies Like Grains of Sand "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  This is a perfect unison achieved by keyboardist Greg Foat and guitarist Warren Hampshire.  Their modern distillation of cosmic jazz is one where rich melodies melt away into an atmospheric bliss.  The cadence of the melt are the building blocks of the casual grooves that gently propel each song forward, and provide a sense []

21:06

Black Tuesday For Crypto Markets As $10 Bln Wiped In 24 Hours, Ethereum Down 20%+ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A new bear market has seen billions of dollars disappear from crypto markets in 24 hours.

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21:03

How Did the Romans Make Concrete That Lasts Longer Than Modern Concrete? The Mystery Finally Solved "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

An explosion in recent years of so-called ruin porn photography has sparked an inevitable backlash for its supposed fetishization of urban decay and economic devastation. Documenting, as theorist Brian McHale writes, the ruin in the wake of the deindustrialization of North American Rust Belt cities like Detroit, ruin porn shows us a world that only a few decades ago, thrived in a post-war economic boom that seemed like it might go on forever. Our morbid fascination with images from the death of American manufacturing offers a rich field for sociological inquiry. But when scientists look over what has happened to so much of the architecture from the early to mid-twentieth century, theyve mostly had one very pressing question:

What is going on with the concrete?

Or more specifically, why do structures built only a few years ago look like theyve been weathering the elements for centuries, when buildings thousands of years old, like many parts of the Pantheon or Trajans Markets in Rome, look like theyre only a few years old? The concrete structures of the Roman Empire, writes Nicole Davis at The Guardian, are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it. Roman concrete was a phenomenal feat of ancient engineering that until recently had stumped scientists who studied its durability. The Romans themselves were aware of the virtues of their concrete, with Pliny the Elder waxing lyrical in his Natural History that it is impregnable to the waves and every day stronger.




The mystery of the Roman concrete recipe has finally been revealed. Researchers at the University of Utah have just published a study in American Mineralogist showing how t...

21:01

Black Tuesday For Crypto Markets As $10 Bln Wiped In 24 Hours, Ethereum Down 20%+ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A new bear market has seen billions of dollars disappear from crypto markets in 24 hours.

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20:51

Australian checks in a single can of beer on a flight from Melbourne to Perth "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A beer loving Australian took the concept of travelling light to new lengths, after checking in a single can of beer on his flight from Melbourne to Perth.

News.com.au reports that the can of Emu Export lager was tagged and loaded onto the plane, then picked up at baggage claim in Perth.

Sure enough there she was, alone on the carousel proudly making her way around. And there I was in my flanno and RMs to greet her. It was perfection, said the man.

The post Australian checks in a single can of beer on a flight from Melbourne to Perth appeared first on The Poke.

20:50

Equity Markets on a Blockchain: Delawares Potential Impact "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Equity Markets on a Blockchain: Delawares Potential Impact by Noelle Acheson  Coin Desk Last week, Delaware passed amendments to state legislation that, once signed into law by the end of July, will give corporations registered in the state the right to issue...

The post Equity Markets on a Blockchain: Delawares Potential Impact appeared first on The Daily Coin.

20:49

At the Denver Airport, Art Fuels Conspiracy Theorists "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Leni Schwendinger, Deep Time / Deep Space, A Subterranean Journey (1995) (all photographs courtesy Denver International Airport)

A major transportation hub just about smack in the middle of the country, the Denver International Airport (DIA) offers an interesting layover to travelers willing to explore its bustling terminals. DIA and the art in its collection have been the subject of conspiracy theories dating back to the airports construction, while new technical difficulties have emerged in the maintenance and display of its ambitious permanent installations. From the so-called Blucifer sculpture that greets visitors as they drive up to the terminal, to the newest acquisition a futuristic installation by Anibal Catalan  its hardly surprising that the DIA was deemed the best US airport for art. But dont expect cottage paintings or pleasant abstraction here. The DIA art collection stands out for shunning the niceties of conventional airport dcor and embracing the weird, with a focus on permanent installations.

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20:46

Black Tuesday For Crypto Markets As $10 Bln Wiped In 24 Hours, Ethereum Down 20%+ "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A new bear market has seen billions of dollars disappear from crypto markets in 24 hours.

20:37

Mysterious Ethereum Millionaire Sparks New Debate on Anonymity "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A mysterious Ethereum trader has boasted about earning $283 mln in just one month which renewed concerns about the anonymous nature of cryptocurrencies.

20:34

Next time someone calls you lazy, show them this Rafa Nadal video "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Even when you are playing a five-set thriller at Wimbledon which you end up losing 15-13 in the final set, this is still the laziest thing we have ever seen.

Rafa Nadal lost a few friends dont worry, hes got lots over the incident during his fourth round defeat at Wimbledon on Monday.

20:30

Ethereum's Ether Token Falls Below $200 to Hit 40-Day Low "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The price of ethereum's native ether token was down nearly 20% today, hitting lows not observed since late May.

Source

20:30

PR: Aigang Network Rewrites Future of Smartphone Battery Insurance With Launch of Blockchain Protocol Demo App "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Aigang Network Rewrites Future of Smartphone Battery Insurance With Launch of Blockchain Protocol Demo App

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Aigang Network Releases Industry-Changing Digital Insurance Blockchain Protocol Demo App for Internet-of-Things Devices

(Singapore, Tuesday, July 11th, 2017). Today, Aigang Network, a Singapore-based leader in blockchain protocol for digital insurance, has made history with the launch of its Android and iOS demo app. Powered by Ethereum, the demo for the companys Peer-to-Peer (P2P) digital insurance blockchain protocol for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices is the first breakthrough of its kind.

A significant announcement from Aigang Network, this signals the birth of an exciting new fully Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) marketplace for consumer insurance harnessing the power of smart contracts. With a simultaneous launch on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the app has been custom designed to operate as a smartphone battery insurance highlighting Aigang Protocol. Working as a Peer-to-Peer based marketplace between private investors and insurees, the demo features an attractive one month free, no long term contract, and instant payouts.

The game-changing battery insurance for smartphones represents a momentous time for the digital insurance industry. Through smart contracts, its possible to redesign a tired business model and old-fashioned insurance process in a decentralised environment. With more good news for consumers, insurance estimates are now based on the most recent data and claims can be paid out instantly.

Given its growth rate at the centre of the worlds first ever con...

20:28

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near Auckland Islands, New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the New Zealand's GeoNet hit near the Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 07:00 UTC (19:00 NZST) on July 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 34 km (21 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...... Read more

20:24

Dead Body Of Homeless Man Turns Out To Be The Legendary Elvis Presley "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A homeless man said to be around 80 years old was found deceased under a tree in San Diego, California. Nobody exactly knew the mans identity, but friends and people that frequent the area referred to him as Jessie. Investigators preformed a DNA test in the nationwide DNA database, and the results have shocked the nation. Jessie Does DNA results matched that of Elvis Aaron Presley, who was thought to have died in 1977.
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20:23

20 Facts About Me "IndyWatch Feed Craft"





Sweet Marjan of Atelier Marie-Lucienne tagged me in an "about me" game on instagram, and opposite to my first reaction in playing online games to pass it on - I actually decided to play on. It was nice to bring some freshness into a routine filled day.

So, hopefully I am not going to bore you to death with this. At the same time, a warm welcome to my new followers, and if you were curious who's behind this blog, here's a little something:

1. I am a mom of 2 kids: Eva (16) & Jacob (11)
2. Clich but true: married my high school love
3. I have a BA in English Language and Literature and besides working as an ESL teacher, I am also a certified court translator
4. As a kid I dreamed being an actress and a writer. It came true: I act in my classes and write for my blog
5. I love languages: my second language at uni was Spanish. I speak 3 other languages fluently and stagger with 2 more.
6. Films and books are my addiction. I love horrors but not the ones where a guy chases them with an axe, but the subtle, tense ones that creep under your skin and make it crawl. Thrillers and actions too. This applies for books too.
7. I am an adrenaline junkie - but lately reason prevails ;/
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20:19

Italys Backlash to Soaring Invasion, 1705 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Good morning, Im still reporting on: Italys Backlash to Soaring Invasion, 1705 Synopsis: With the closing of the overland routes between Turkey and Western Europe, the primary route for the Soros-sponsored invasion is now Italy. We first did a story on the Mediterranean invasion route from ports in North Africa across 260 miles of the Mediterranean Sea to Sicily and southern Italy on Dec. 3, 2016. Tiny overcrowded boats set sail northwards for Italy never have to go more than a few miles offshore before they are rescued by a variety of Soros-sponsored NGOs (non-governmental organizations) operating much larger ships, then whisked to an ever-changing variety of Italian ports so-as to not alert the public. The average European is now becoming acutely aware that the floodtide of migrants will surely kill Western Europe economically and culturally, but this message is only now beginning to filter upwards to the elites that run the EU. On Friday, Italys former Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi a former believer in the invasion disguised as a New World Order race-mixing experiment wrote in his new book: We need to free ourselves from a sense of guilt. We do not have the moral duty to welcome into Italy people who are worse off than ourselves." Renzi is also the leader of Italys Democratic Party. The comments were initially printed in partys website, but after an explosion from Europes elite, quickly removed. With undocumented migrant arrivals up by 20% over a year ago, an already weak Italian economy has now reached the breaking point. The current Italian government is now threatening to close all ports to the Soros-funded rescue boats. Renzis PD party recently lost control of 30 municipalities in traditional leftist strongholds due to the societal costs of the invasion. Emma Bonino, a PD member and former Italian foreign minister put it this way: At the beginning, we didnt realize that this was a structural problem and not a passing phase. We shot ourselves in the foot. Anti-immigrant, anti-EU sentiment became apparent a year ago when the Italian Donald Trump, Virginia Raggi, the 5-Star Movement candidate, became Romes first woman mayor, winning an overwhelming landslide victory over the PD candidate with 67% of the vote. Support Our Sponsors: - Life Change Tea: Rid Your Body From Toxins! https://www.GetTheTea.com - Nobel Gold & Silver: Protect Your Money With Gold - Click Here- https://goo.gl/kx2yzW Or Call - 888-596-7916 - Water Smacker - Makes your water less acidic by ionization. https://www.watersmacker.com - Jeevy Computers: Move up to business-level cyber protection. https://www.jeevycomputers.com/pcs/ - Jeevy Computers: Buy/Sell Bitcoin & other Cryptos: 888-844-7806 - Trade Genius: The safe, sure way to trade. https://www.TradeGeniusAcademy.com - Denas Pain Relief Store: http://denaspainreliefstore.com/denas-pcm-6.html 503.395.4142 Still Report BTC address: 18Ky2c3CgPY3eu5N7ySoM3X6NjgEAN2w4v Connect with me; Bi.......

20:16

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

Lets get things moving for the session today out of Europe. It has been around 15 or so hours since we last looked at the action in the bitcoin price and overnight things have moved pretty sharply. Price is currently trading in and around the $2400 mark, a level not seen for a Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Heres Whats On This Morning

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20:13

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

James 5:17-18 (NIV)

20:03

Gabapentin: A New Target for Abuse "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From STAT: Gabapentin, a drug that acts as a sedative and is also used to treat conditions including nerve pain, epilepsy, restless leg syndrome, and alcoholism, is the fifth most prescribed drug in the nation. Misuse of Gabapentin is becoming increasingly prevalent, presenting a new obstacle for addiction treatment professionals.

Article

20:02

I Took My First Antidepressant, and the Effects Were Frightening "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In this opinion piece for The Guardian, Deborah Orr tells of her frightening experience with intense disassociation that occurred after starting an antidepressant.

Article

20:02

Newsweek and "Hidden Evidence" at CDC "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Anne Dachel July 7, 2017, Newsweek: New CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Inheriting Vaccine Skeptics, Drug Abuse and Antibiotic Resistance By Jessica Wapner Vaccine skepticism, the position that immunizations could be tied to autism and other problems and that health...

20:01

People Are Hacking Antidepressant Doses to Avoid Withdrawal "IndyWatch Feed Health"

From New Scientist: Some organizations are helping people hack their dosing regimens so they can taper off psychiatric drugs without severe withdrawal effects. One Dutch organization called Cinderella Therapeutics, which offers personalized tapering kits with precisely weighed out tablets, is soon to launch an English website.

Some people say that when they try to stop, they experience intolerable side effects. A study in New Zealand found that 55 per cent of people got withdrawal symptoms on stopping antidepressants.

I felt like I had been run over by a bus, says James Moore, a 46-year-old stay-at-home dad from Rogiet in the UK. He experienced dizziness, nausea and headaches when he stopped taking the antidepressant mirtazapine.

Others who stop taking antidepressants report side effects such as panic attacks or memory and concentration problems. I know of people who have taken their lives because the withdrawal effects have been so severe, says Moore, who is now a mental health campaigner.

Article

Click here for an MIA interview with Tony Kendrick, whose work is also referenced in the above article.

20:00

Bitcoin Unlimited + Classic Hashrate Continues to Grow, but Does it Even Matter? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

We have seen multiple discussions regarding Bitcoin and scaling as of late. Not too long ago, Bitcoin Unlimited tried to make a name for itself. However, interest in the project started fading away a bit shortly after. It now appears the hashrate for Bitcoin Unlimited + Classic was around 54% last night. That is, in Continue reading Bitcoin Unlimited + Classic Hashrate Continues to Grow, but Does it Even Matter?

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20:00

Climate Scientists Warn That All Super Mario Levels Will Be Underwater by 2025 "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PARIS Top climate scientists released a new peer-reviewed research paper today, which warns that all Super Mario stages will become underwater levels within the next eight years.

The 350-page research paper backed by new information about rising temperatures predicts that levels such as World 1-1, high altitude levels such as World 5-3, and even indoor, lava-engulfed castles such as World 8-4 will all be primarily occupied by bloopers and cheep cheeps within the next decade.

Today, people all around the world complain daily about having to stomp on goombas in order to kill them and go about their business, said lead researcher, Dr. Sarah Lewis, presenting her teams findings in front of an audience of celebrities and climate scientists in Paris. But the sad reality is that within the next few years, goombas will be entirely extinct. All that will remain are untouchable enemies who we will be forced to navigate around while constantly sinking around them.

Read More From Hard Drive, The Only Ethical Gaming Journalism Site on The Internet:

Oscar-award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio also gave a speech at the conference before a viewing of his new climate change documentary film entitled Before the F.L.U.D.D.

Let me be clear: we need to get the word out about global warming now before Super Mario World becomes Super Mario Sunshine, DiCaprio passionately said to thunderous applause at the event....

20:00

Unexpected Popularity Prompts Bic Camera to Accept Bitcoin at All Locations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Unexpected Popularity Prompts Bic Camera to Accept Bitcoin at All Locations

The unexpected popularity of bitcoin as a payment option has prompted leading Japanese electronic retail chain Bic Camera to accept the digital currency at all locations across Japan.

Also read: The Japanese are Using Bitcoin More than Expected

Bitcoin More Popular Than Expected

On Monday, Nikkei reported that Japanese electronics giant Bic Camera will start accepting bitcoin at all of its locations across Japan. The publication detailed:

The more than expected popularity of this option prompted Bic Camera to expand the system to the rest of its locations.

Unexpected Popularity Prompts Bic Camera to Accept Bitcoin at All LocationsBic Camera first started accepting bitcoin in April, following the governments recognition of the digital currency. By partnering with Bitflyer, Japans top bitcoin exchange by volume, two Bic Camera stores started allowing bitcoin payments. The companys executives said at the time that these stores would serve as a testbed for bitcoin. If successful, the chain may roll out a bitcoin payment option to all of its stores across Japan.

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Self-Checkout Machine Quits to Do Music Full Time "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PHILADELPHIA Self-checkout unit 2012X-C14 gave two weeks notice yesterday to its Main Line Food Empire store in order to pursue its dream of performing full time, report sources with 15 items or less.

The machine, which goes by C14 for short, is a longstanding member of local indie electro trio The Bigfoot Kings.

The first question I get when my co-workers hear I am in a band is, What do you play? said the 400-pound retail computer. I am kind of a sampler-percussionist-producer type. It is, like, too tough to describe, really. I am trying to push the boundaries of what you think electronic music can be, and I can not do that and hold down this job.

The unit went on to cite multiple reasons for terminating its employment, including that it was sick of covering for entitled skin bags a possibly offensive term for human beings on nights when The Bigfoot Kings are booked.

Plus, said C14, it is just so thankless. Customers actually have the nerve to yell at me when they make a mistake.

Members of The Bigfoot Kings are reportedly thrilled at the news.

Were so excited for Big C to go full time, said lead singer Harley Masterson. Weve got a tour coming up for our new Unexpected Item in Bagging Area EP. Plus, that machine can really handle finances, you know? We just have to make sure none of the venues have stairs. We cant get it up any stairs.

Friends of C14 report the unit has been working out its life plan for months. I think I can hack out a living, said the Japanese-made piece of robotic equipment. I do not need much in an apartment, and I only eat $20 in electricity a month.

Related:

For the managers of Empire Foods, however, the news is still sinking in.

When we bought these, the sales person didnt say anything about the 2012X series being able to quit, said manager Bill OConnor. We have three other uni...

20:00

Little-Known Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund Seeks $200 Million in SEC Filing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A little-known hedge fund is seeking to raise $200m to invest in cryptocurrencies, according to regulatory filings.

Source

20:00

Lucky 7/11! "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

By Kim Rossi Please join me in wishing my daughter Miss G a very happy 21st birthday! 7-11 is a lucky number in slot machines, isn't it? Or is that roulette? Or craps? Ha ha - autism joke - craps!...

19:59

A food critic called mince on toast a quintessentially British dish and the entire internet put him right "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

What do you fancy for dinner tonight? How about something quintessentially British, according to Eater.com which has nearly half a million followers on Twitter so it must know what its talking about, right?

Wrong.

Mince on toast? Quintessential British classic? Traditional English dish?

Twitter, its over to you.

19:46

Eastern Europe Makes Its Mark In Crypto Space: Ukraines Insider "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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From Russia to Ukraine to Slovenia, Eastern European countries now hold a major pillar in the crypto space that stands between countries in the West and Asia.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sL2nKi


19:42

Kiribati confronts climate upheaval by preparing for migration with dignity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

High tide keeps getting higher on the islands of the Republic of Kiribati 33 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean that rest only a few feet above sea level. In Kiribati culture, Nareau the Creator scattered stones to the north and south to create this mosaic of coral and rock. But, today, the effects of climate change are closing in and theres no higher land to move to. Even as the atolls shrink, Kiribatis population grows. The country is experiencing baki-aba: land hunger. In 2014, Kiribati president, Anote Tong purchased 20 square kilometers on Vanua Levu, a Fiji island making this the first international land purchase intended for climate refugees. For Kiribati, adapting to climate change might mean relocating entirely. Pacific islanders identities are very much tied to their ancestral land, the physical islands on which they live. Migration may mean a national and cultural loss, especially when most traditions are preserved orally. They worry about the new country and if the people of that country will accept them, Anterea Claire Anterea, co-founder of Kiri-CAN (Kiribati Climate Action Network International) and well-known climate activist in the country, said. Pacific island nations are some of the most vulnerable spots on Earth from climate change. According to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, small islands emit less than one percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, but they disproportionately suffer the effects of rising tides, drought, and extreme storms. Today, small island states are often allocating their scarce resources

19:39

Pirate hijacks Nottinghamshire radio station to repeatedly play Im a wanker song "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Radio station Mansfield 103.2 has been repeatedly hijacked by someone who plays a song with the lyrics Im a wanker, Im a wanker, And it does me good like it bloody well should.

The BBC reports that eight times in the past month outside broadcasts have been hijacked and replaced with The Winkers Song by Ivor Biggun. Attempts to catch the culprit have so far failed and some listeners had complained their children have started humming the song.

The station says theres nothing they can do as the culprit is using a mobile transmitter, while they police says they would have to catch him them the act. Winker beware!

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19:36

Eastern Europe Makes Its Mark In Crypto Space: Ukraines Insider "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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From Russia to Ukraine to Slovenia, Eastern European countries now hold a major pillar in the crypto space that stands between countries in the West and Asia.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sL2nKi


19:26

Eastern Europe Makes Its Mark In Crypto Space: Ukraines Insider "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

http://ift.tt/2u3y0m3

From Russia to Ukraine to Slovenia, Eastern European countries now hold a major pillar in the crypto space that stands between countries in the West and Asia.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sL2nKi


19:16

What Gough did "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

101 years ago today, Gough Whitlam was born. This is what Gough did:

Basics
- Introduced universal healthcare
- Introduced no-fault divorce
- Introduced Racial Discimination Act
- Introduced the Trade Practices Act
- Established Family Court
- Established Legal Aid
- Made unis free
- Sewered poor suburbs
- Abolished (federal) death penalty
- Replaced God Save the Queen with Advance Australia Fair
- gave the NT and ACT representation in the Senate

International stuff
- Scrapped the draft
- Freed those guilty of refusing the draft
- Ordered home all Aussie troops in Vietnam
- Started relations with China
- Forbid whites only sports teams
- Voted for sanctions on apartheid South Africa at UN
- Granted independence to PNG
- Scrapped White Australia policy
- Established Multiculturalism policy
- Got France to stop Nuclear tests nearby

Women
- Reopened the equal pay case at the Arbitration Commission
- Set up womens shelters
- Made The Pill easier to get
- Introduced single-mum welfare support
- Established a Womens Adviser to the PM (first in the world!)

Arts
- Funded arts bigtime
- Raised minimum local content standards
- This meant more Aussie stuff on TV/movies/radio/stage
- Established Triple J, multicultural radio stations and FM radio.
- Established Australian Film Commission
- Established Australian Council for the Arts
- Established National Gallery of Australia

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- Established Department of Aboriginal Affairs
- Funded existing Aboriginal Legal Services
- Set up new ones
- Gave the Gurindji people deeds to part of their land
- Pushed for more ATSI land reform

Environment
- Introduced environmental protection laws
- Ratified World Heritage Convention
- Established protections for the Great Barrier Reef
- Established Australian Heritage Commission

That aint even all of it. Thank you Gough Whitlam.

19:15

Giant 'Alien Prints' Trouble Indian Village "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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In a bizarre story out of India, residents of a village there are living in fear following the discovery of dozens of giant 'alien footprints.'
Source: 
http://www.coasttocoastam.com

19:14

Eastern Europe Makes Its Mark In Crypto Space: Ukraines Insider "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

From Russia to Ukraine to Slovenia, Eastern European countries now hold a major pillar in the crypto space that stands between countries in the West and Asia.

19:00

Still Inspiring, I Guess: Three Little Ethiopian Girls Just Tried to Cover Metallica But Totally Blew It "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A good viral video is like a short story. When an underdog rises to the occasion, takes on the world, and comes out on top theres just nothing like it.

Unfortunately, this is not one of those videos. But its still inspiring, I guess.

In this video, three adorable little Ethiopian girls break all the rules and conventions imposed on them, pick up a couple guitars and, well, honestly kinda blow it. Like seriously, it was pretty bad.

But thats not the point.

In a world where so many online videos end in people failing or getting hurt for laughs, its great to see videos where the underdogs come out on top. I assume, I dont know. I havent seen many videos like that recently and this certainly wasnt one of them.

Related: This Frontmans Heartwarming Shoutout to His Friends Fucking Shit up Will Give You All the Feels

Still though, three little Ethopian girls, shirking all notion of being powerless, to get up on stage, and honestly kinda trash a classic Metallica tune? It is somewhat inspiring even if its a little misguided (why not start with blitzkrieg bop if you clearly cant play your instruments?).

Either way, these young women living in a world that constantly and systematically devalues them have shown the courage to create a band which lets not kid ourselves, should probably stick to originals. But regardless of all that, Im still somewhat inspired. I guess.

Inspire the world in your new Hard Times shirt!

19:00

UK Central Bank Tests Ripples Interledger Protocol for Cross-Border Payments "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The UKs central bank has released new details about a proof-of-concept it has developed in partnership with distributed ledger startup Ripple.

Source

18:46

Firmware 1.17.0 for Hasselblad X1D-50c "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Hasselblad released the Firmware 1.17.0 for the X1D-50c. Release notes: static.hasselblad.com/2014/11/Release-Notes-X1D-1_17_0.pdf

The post Firmware 1.17.0 for Hasselblad X1D-50c appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

18:45

penerasespaper:sum drawings from the Community Energy Congress... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"













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sum drawings from the Community Energy Congress earlier this year.

18:43

Uhlmann, Trump and Empire "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

Chris Uhlmanns comments on Trump have gone viral. I think what he says is spot on except one thing irks me: I think well miss [the United States] when its gone.

Lets be clear. Hes talking about the US as a global power - more specifically as an empire. And the reason well miss it, he implies, is because China and Russia will fill that vacuum and be the dominant global power/empires.

I think well only miss the US as an empire depending on what replaces it. If the vacuum gets filled with another empire then yes maybe hes right. But imperialism, the very idea that there must be some big dominant tyrant nation or nations pulling everyones strings is not natural or inevitable. We need to imagine and implement something new and better. A global structure with empires diffused is possible. Think of all the things that seemed natural and inevitable that dont be stupid they cant be ended until they were - Atlantic slave trade, women as chattel, kids in coal mines, kill any queer you see (not that each of these is entirely diffused but massive progress has been made in upturning them).

There was an interesting point in the early 90s after the USSR fell and the US was the only superpower left. Some suggested to the US this: no empire lasts forever the smartest thing you could do in this moment is work to lock in safeguards against abuses of power on the global stage. Strengthen the UN. Let that be your legacy in this brief moment of peace and your singular power. The US squandered its moment. Thinking like all empires that nah well be around forever.

We need to stop thinking of empire as *shrugs* just the way it is. It aint. Either is patriarchy or white supremacy as we all now know. These things aint natural. They aint pre-ordained. This thing empire kills way too many brown people to be allowed to fester - tho if the script flips maybe itll be white people on the chopping block? And maybe thats what Uhlmanns getting at. Better them than us.

18:35

sum drawings from the Community Energy Congress earlier this... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"













sum drawings from the Community Energy Congress earlier this year.

18:32

36 Common Survival Items You Already Have in Your Home "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

common survival itemsIn talking with people about preparedness, I find that many people think that you have to spend a ton of money to get started.  They forget about the common household survival items they already have in their homes that can be useful, many actually necessary, for survival.

For instance, someone was complaining about how much it cost to get a good knife, until I pointed out that he already had several that he had not considered. It took a quick raid on his wifes kitchen to find a knife that, while not the first choice, would serve his purposes.

Here is a list of other common household survival items that you probably already own

  • If you want snow camouflage, make it out of old white sheets.
  • Cook stoves can be made from old tin cans and soda cans
  • A bedroll can be made from blankets.
  • Plastic juice and soda bottles can be used for storing water or food.
  • For warmth, you can wear layers of the clothes you already own.
  • Tampons/sanitary napkins for first aid dressings
  • Petroleum jelly and cotton balls make good fire starters
  • Any bleach that does not have additives can be used to disinfect water.
  • Garbage bags can be used to build shelters
  • Shower curtains can be used as tarps or a poncho
  • Dental floss can be used as a string or fishing line.
  • Duct tape has a million uses from first aid to repairing equipment
  • Any paper can be used as fire starters. Newspaper, mail, phone books, old school papers, etc.
  • Coffee filters can be used to filter the larger particles out of water
  • Super glue can be used for repairs and gluing small cuts.
  • Mirrors can be used for signaling
  • Vinegar can be used to preserve food, disinfecting, and cleaning
  • Decorative or religious candles can be used for light
  • Baseball bats and other sports implements can make excellent w......

18:24

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all ones lifetime. Mark Twain

This year has been a kind of a travelling year for me. To Virginia, in the U.S and far from my Sydney home, for a conference (and a meet-up with friends). To Melbourne. Twice so far. To Adelaide and to Canberra, many times each.

And, as Twain wrote in his book about travels {The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It) , travel allows you to see people, in all their humanness, in a different way. You see the architectural choices that differ from region to region. You participate in the natural landscape, both developed and undeveloped. Your sense of the seasons changes. The understanding of other places and ways to live grows.

I find that travel leaves me pleasantly haunted for light-drenched other worlds the places I have visited and the home to which I return.

Take Virginia, for example. Not my first visit to the States but my first visit post the November election and results, and my first trip to a Southern-ish (southeastern) state. I flew from Sydney to LA; from LA to Charlotte, North Carolina; from Charlotte to Newport News, VA.

I would call Newport News a small city, a planned city. Somewhat reminiscent of my trips to Canberra (but that description will come later). Except for the chain stores and chain restaurants. Barnes & Noble. Chillis. Olive Garden. Red Lobster.

I walked. A lot. The almost-spring weather was colder than I am used to but burst into gloriously warming sunshine mid-day. I walked from the university to the Mariners Museum ( a 30 minute walk, whose length shocked my co-presenters and the lecturers from the university. We use cars one told me. Indeed, the only other walkers I saw the whole week were fitness walkers , on specially designated nature and walking trails. displaying eerily beautiful lakes with forests of a kind you just dont see in Australia. Deer even).

The history sold me. I uber-ed to a plantation home, one that had been used by the Confederates to shore up supplies and to shoot at Yankees from redoubts. I trailed along the famous area of the Monitor and Merrimac battle. Gracious, generous friends (I would say internet friends but we met that day in person and they are more than passerbys on social media) drove me to historic Williamsburg.  Living museums reenacting Colonial and Revolutionary-era life.

I was there, rooted in the smells and air and memories of   a part of Americas history.

I was there, talking to friendly strangers and...

18:17

Riesiger Planet Earth First Ballon whrend des G20 ferngesteuert am Fernsehturm aufgeblasen "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Hamburg war in den letzten Wochen Schauplatz von vielen sehr guten kreativen und friedlichen Protestaktionen. Anstelle Bilder und Worte ber Zerstrung, Gewalt und gegenseitigen Anschuldigungen stndig zu wiederholen, wollen wir Bilder und Worte des kreativen Protests sprechen lassen. Auch wenn nicht viele die Aktion mitbekommen haben, ist vermutlich keine andere Protestaktion letzte Woche so nah an den Tagungsort des G20 herangekommen, wie eine Aktion von Greenpeace. Dafr hat Greenpeace an der ehemaligen Aussichtsplattform des Fernsehturms, der auf dem Vorplatz der Messehallen steht und in der Sicherheitszone des G20 lag, einen unaufgeblasenen, fnf Meter groen Ballon platziert. Als die Teilnehmer des G20 am ersten Gipfeltag anreisten, wurde der Ballon per Fernsteuerung mit Luft gefllt. Auf dem Ballon, der wie eine Weltkugel aussieht, standen die Worte Planet Earth First, in Anlehnung an den Wahlkampf Slogan von Donald Trump America first. Auch wenn den Ballon die meisten Hamburger vermutlich wohl nicht gesehen haben, drfte die Botschaft wohl die meisten der G20-Teilnehmer erreicht haben. Wann und wie Greenpeace den Ballon und die ferngesteuerte Vorrichtung zum Aufblasen platziert hat, wissen wir nicht. Die Aktion hat aber mit Sicherheit eine sehr lange Vorlaufzeit und viel Planung in Anspruch genommen. Alle Bilder: Daniel Mller / Greenpeace Dieser Beitrag ist Teil der Serie: Kreativer Protest zum G20. Gemeinsam ...

Der Beitrag Riesiger Planet Earth First Ballon whrend des G20 ferngesteuert am Fernsehturm aufgeblasen erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

18:04

This odd place names in the British Isles map will make you giggle a bit "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Petrarch1603 over on MapPorn has made a great map showing some of the odder place names in the UK.

Started at Gay Street, ended up at Loose Bottom. Ill show myself out, notes tpk5.

Source: Reddit

The post This odd place names in the British Isles map will make you giggle a bit appeared first on The Poke.

18:00

Hand-Colored Photographs from 19th Century Japan: 110 Images Capture the Waning Days of Traditional Japanese Society "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

What we euphemistically refer to as the Opening of Japan catalyzed a period of seismic upheaval for the proud formerly closed country. Between the fall of the Tokugawa shogunate in 1853 and the Meiji restoration in 1868, Japanese society changed rapidly due to the sudden forced influx of foreign capital and influence, much of it destructive. Unemployment rose, writes historian John W. Dower, Domestic prices soared sky high. Much of Japan was wracked by famine in the mid 1860s. As if all this were not curse enough, the foreigners also brought cholera with them. They also brought photography, and both Western and Japanese photographers documented not only the countrys profound transformation, but also its traditional dress and culture.

Closed for 200 years, Japan became a source of endless fascination for Westerners as artifacts made their way across the sea. Among them was an extensive photographic documentation of Japan, notes the New York Public Library, and of interaction between the Japanese and foreigners (Commodore Perrys expedition to Tokyo Bay included a daguerreotype photographer.)




In the broadest sense, photography entered Asia from Europe and America as part of the p...

18:00

mad about today "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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17:40

Greenpeace lsst riesige Skulptur von Baby Donald Trump durch den Hafen fahren "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Hamburg war in den letzten Wochen Schauplatz von vielen sehr guten kreativen und friedlichen Protestaktionen. Anstelle Bilder und Worte ber Zerstrung, Gewalt und gegenseitigen Anschuldigungen stndig zu wiederholen, wollen wir Bilder und Worte des kreativen Protests sprechen lassen. Als Protest gegen die Klimapolitik der USA haben Greenpeace-Aktivisten am Freitag des G20 eine riesige Skulptur von Donald Trump ber die Elbe und um die Elbphilharmonie fahren lassen. Die Plastik zeigt den Prsidenten Donald Trump als schreiendes Baby mit vollen Windeln aus denen l luft, auf einer Weltkugel sitzend. In den Hnden hlt Trump das zerrissene Pariser Klimaabkommen. Unter der Figur steht Time For A Change. Die Skulptur wurde vom Dusseldorfer Karnevals-Wagenbauer Jacques Tilly entworfen und gebaut. Whrend die Skulptur ber die Elbe und um die Elbphilharmonie fuhr, hrten die G20 Chefs im Inneren des Konzerthauses gerade auf Einladung des 1. Brgermeisters von Hamburg ein klassisches Konzert von Beethovens 9. Symphonie. Alle Bilder Kevin McElvany / Greenpeace (Mit freundlicher Genehmigung) Dieser Beitrag ist Teil der Serie: Kreativer Protest zum G20. Gemeinsam kreativen Protest sprechen lassen: Habt ihr noch mehr kreativen, friedlichen Protest zum G20 in Hamburg gesehen oder sogar selbst organisiert? Schickt uns gerne Bilder, Links und Hinweise per Email an post T urbanshit.de. Wir verffentlichen nach Prfung kreative Protestformen.

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17:29

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers Lives "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Back in the early 20th Century, women working at the United States Radium Corporation would come into contact with radium-based paint on a daily basis while painting clocks. Unfortunately, as the world later found out, the radium in the paint proved to be deadly.

Strangely enough, due to their contact with the radioactive chemical, the girls were dubbed the shining girls because they actually did glow in the dark. Sadly, they were all dying; Amelia Mollie Maggia died first. It was during 1917, and the 19-year-old woman began working at the Radium Luminous Materials Corp. Mollie loved her job because she felt that by painting glow in the dark paint over the watches of soldiers overseas, that she might be helping the war effort.

She also enjoyed the popularity amongst the city, due to people calling her and the other girls from the factory the ghost girls because they were constantly glowing. However, any joy she had once had slowly dissipated, her hair and teeth began falling out. Shortly after she began to experience intense aches and pains; within 2 years she died.

Other girls, like Mollie, visited the dentist to have their rotted teeth pulled from their mouths. Dentists reported that most of them would come in with their teeth practically falling out, and he would finish the removal. However, none of the womens mouths healed afterward. On the contrary, painful ulcers arose in their place. Some women even had their jaws crumbling at the slightest touch. They all had terrible breath and their skin even seemed to be falling apart. Unfortunately, all of the women died due to violent hemorrhaging.

The strangest part is that the girls continue to glow in their graves today, over 100 years later....

17:16

Barman Eyeing Off Meat Tray In Cool Room Left Behind By Wasted Bloke Who Won It "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A universally disliked and unscrupulous local builder won the gourmet meat tray this afternoon at the Betoota Dolphins Leagues Club, where upon being called to collect his prize, he told the bar staff to hold onto it until he was ready to go. However, Michael Portland left 30 minutes ago without the []

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17:11

Deconstructing The Construct Ep 12 11 July 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

What is it about August?
Forgiveness and Compassion for the Controllers?
The hurry up and wait show has begun as well.

Audio Only

17:01

This 1947 guide to the dangers of masturbation is pretty great "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

In 1947 the dangers of masturbation were explained to teenagers through the aid of monuments. Big, long erect monuments. writes @Pulplibrarian over on Twitter.

Do I get to stop and buy an icecream during the intromission? a King Cone perhaps. notes @Grumfromnorwich.

* Intromission means penetration. Learning new words every day with the Poke.

Source: Twitter/@PulpLibrarian

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17:00

EU Report Implies Criminals are Too Stupid to Use Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

criminals

Are criminals too stupid to use bitcoin? That is what a July 4 European Union report suggested. This will not strike many people as obvious, though. One of the most common concerns touted by governments about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is criminals will use them to fund their activities. 

Also read: The Reason Why Bitcoin Miners Dedicate Time to Mining Empty BlocksEU Report Implies Criminals are Too Stupid to Use Bitcoin

The EUs commission Staff document detailed, While they (criminals) may have a high intent to use due to VCs characteristics (anonymity in particular), the level of capability is lower due to high technology required. This low level of capability implies criminals lack understanding of cryptocurrencies and have little technological acumen.

Financing Terrorism with Bitcoin Requires IT Expertise and Tech Skills

After the report mentioned the low incidence of criminal use, it added terrorists may try to use virtual currencies like bitcoin to finance some operations. The report said the level of anonymity of virtual currencies provides a modicum...

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DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis July 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook July 11. DASH/USD DASH continues to be volatile as the Monday morning trade was to start selling again. Were below the $200 level, but I see a significant amount of support near the $180 level below. While it is choppy, and a bit negative looking, I think Continue reading DASH/USD and LTC/USD Technical Analysis July 11, 2017

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16:25

This person discovering that theyve not been reading Harry Potter but fan fiction is a wild ride from beginning to end "IndyWatch Feed Satire"


Friend is reading Harry Potter for the first time. He suddenly realizes hes read a fanfiction Order of the Phoenix instead of the real one. says @Shelzhang.


I had to burst his bubble about Ginny and Draco, unfortunately. says @Shelzhang.

A handy guide to recognizing fanfic: Lots of sex=probably fanfic. says @Shelzhang.

I think this is the point when he started having a breakdown says @Shelzhang.

Yes, hindsight is 20/20 says @Shelzhang.

Its good to know that fanfic is responsible about sex ed. I think. notes @Shelzhang.

Some stuff that wasnt quite true, but wasntexactly not true? Also, LOL at Harry getting all muscled from running. Very detailed. says @Shelzhang.

Nobody spoil what happens with Snape, ok? writes @Shelzhang.

When you slowly get won over by the fanfic notes @Shelzhang.

Reality sinks in says @Shelzhang.

And then you start wondering if youd rather just live in the delusion writes @Shelzhang......

16:21

Tennis Australia Hesitantly Reach Out To Damir Dokic To Help Discipline Bernard Tomic "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT In a dramatic last resort, Tennis Australia has today confirmed that they have been forced to call on special help when it comes to mentoring wayward sports star Bernard Tomic. A spokesperson from Tennis Australia says that after repeated failed attempts at bringing the 24-year-old into line, they have no []

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16:20

ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis July 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook July 11. ETH/USD Ethereum rolled over during the Monday session, reaching towards the $222 level. It now looks as if we may go looking for $200 underneath, which should be much more supportive due to the large, round, psychologically significant nature of that level. In the meantime, Continue reading ETH/USD and ETH/BTC Technical Analysis July 11, 2017

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16:12

In5D Alternative News for July 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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16:11

BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis July 11, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Hello and welcome to News BTCs Market Outlook July 11. BTC/USD Bitcoin fell a bit during the Monday session, in rather quiet trading. It appears that the $2400 level continues to offer support, but we are starting to form an descending triangle, which is a bearish signal. Its likely that we may try to break Continue reading BTC/USD and BTC/JPY Technical Analysis July 11, 2017

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16:09

Using Architecture to Explain 16 Mental Illnesses And Disorders "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

How do you envision mental illness? If its anything like the following architecture images, then you may be on the right path, because these are eerily accurate.

In a series of architecture pictures, artist Federico Babina depicted 16 mental illnesses in his project deemed Archiatric. The various images depict houses that are being renovated, however, in each one, a different illness is also depicted. I have never seen a more acurate depiction of mental illness in my life! What about you?  This is just out of this world!

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16:04

Next time someone calls you lazy, show them this Rafa Nadal video "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Even when you are playing a five-set thriller at Wimbledon which you end up losing 15-13 in the final set, this is still the laziest thing we have ever seen.

Rafa Nadal lost a few friends dont worry, hes got lots over the incident during his fourth round defeat at Wimbledon on Monday.

16:00

A Bioluminescent Wonder: Rachel Carson on the Art of Illuminating Nature Beyond Scientific Fact "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A transcendent account of one of those experiences that gives an odd and hard-to-describe feeling, with so many overtones beyond the facts themselves.


A Bioluminescent Wonder: Rachel Carson on the Art of Illuminating Nature Beyond Scientific Fact

Years before Vladimir Nabokov proclaimed that there is no science without fancy, and no art without facts, marine biologist and writer Rachel Carson (May 27, 1907April 14, 1964) arrived at the immensely fertile intersection of science and wonder, through which she would later catalyze the modern environmental movement with her groundbreaking 1962 book Silent Spring.

Although Carson had already mastered this then-novel aesthetic of scientific fact conveyed through poetic prose in her pioneering 1937 essay Undersea, it was a transcendent personal experience that sealed her conviction in the power of this approach in enchanting the popular imagination an experience she relayed to her dearest friend and beloved in one of the resplendent letters collected in Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 19521964 (public library).

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15:06

Nikons New 70-300mm VR Lens is Its First FX Lens with a Stepping Motor "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Nikon today unveiled its new 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR lens, a modern followup to this popular zoom range for Nikon FX full frame cameras.

The new Nikkor AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR features a stepping motor (indicated by the P in AF-P) for fast and quiet autofocusing, making the lens is Nikons first full frame AF-P lens. The AF-P particularly comes in handy when shooting video, helping to reduce lens sounds.

Also helpful for video shooters is the Electronic Diaphragm (the E), which provides smooth exposure transitions while youre shooting footage. ED also helps maintain consistent exposures while youre shooting stills at a fast frame rate (like in sports photography, for example).

Vibration Reduction (VR) in the lens provides up to 4.5 stops of stabilization, allowing photographers to shoot sharp photos and smooth videos while handholding and/or in low light situations.

The new 70-300mm features two VR modes: Normal stabilization and Sport VR for extra stabilization when youre not stationary while shooting.

Although this new lens has more features, its lighter than its predecessor, weighing in at 24oz (680g) compared to 26.25oz (745g).

Other specs and features of the lens include a minimum focusing distance of 3.94ft (1.2m), a reproduction ratio of 0.25x, a 9-blade aperture, dust and drip resistance, a filter size of 67mm, and a durable metal lens mount.

Here are some official sample photos by photographer Delly Carr:

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15:00

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Nosedives Below $200 "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights ETH price is under heavy selling pressure, and recently broke the $220 and $200 support levels against the US Dollar. There are two bearish trend lines with resistances as $204 and $225 forming on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via SimpleFX). On the downside, an initial support is near $186, followed Continue reading Ethereum Price Technical Analysis ETH/USD Nosedives Below $200

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Comic for 2017.07.11 "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

New Cyanide and Happiness Comic

Vaccine Industry Worried About Accountability "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Many people are unaware that in 1986 Congress gave the U.S. vaccine industry a shield from product liability that is unlike any other in existence. In most cases, if a pharmaceutical product injures or kills a person, the manufacturer of that product can be held financially accountable in a civil court of law. With vaccines, however, this is not the case.

In the U.S., there is a federally operated vaccine injury compensation program (VICP) that Congress created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act.

The VICP was created 30 years ago as an administrative alternative to a lawsuit when federally licensed vaccines recommended for children cause injury or death. Federal compensation was supposed to be awarded when there was no other biologically plausible explanation for the vaccine-related injury or death, and plaintiffs denied federal compensation or offered too little were supposed to be able to access civil courts.

However, in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively ruled that federally licensed vaccines are "unavoidably unsafe" and completely removed liability from the vaccine industry even if it could be proven that a manufacturer had the ability to make the vaccine less reactive.

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington handles vaccine injury and death cases contested by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Justice in what has become known as "vaccine court." The federal VICP compensates vaccine victims through a federal trust fund that collects a surcharge on every dose of vaccine purchased and administered, which means that vaccine manufacturers pay nothing into the vaccine injury trust fund even though they have no product liability.

To add insult to injury, government agencies and the U.S. Court of Claims deny federal compensation to the majority of vaccine-injured plaintiffs. As noted by the National Vaccine Information Center's Barbara Loe Fisher at the Revolution for Truth Rally earlier this year:

"The $3.6 billion in federal vaccine injury compensation that has been awarded to more than 5,000 vaccine victims since 1988 doesn't begin to pay for the damage done; not when two out of three claims are denied."

A recent ruling by the highest court of the European Union, however, could change the vaccine injury compensation landscape in Europe, at least and the ruling has the vaccine industry up in arms over potentially being held financially accountable in European civil courts for illnesses and injuries caused by......

Monsanto's Roundup to Get Cancer Label "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced in 2015 that they intended to list glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsantos Roundup herbicide, as a chemical known to cause cancer under Proposition 65, which requires consumer products with potential cancer-causing ingredients to bear warning labels.

Monsanto filed formal comments with OEHHA saying the plan to list glyphosate as a carcinogen should be withdrawn. When the agency didnt give in, Monsanto took it a step further and filed a lawsuit against OEHHA in January 2016 to stop the glyphosate/cancer classification. OEHHA filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, and a Fresno, California, superior court judge ruled on their behalf in February 2017.

California regulators stated that glyphosate will appear on the states list of cancerous chemicals beginning July 7, 2017,1 which means new labels may be appearing within the next year in California that include a cancer warning on Roundup and other glyphosate-containing weed killers, including Ortho Groundclear, KleenUp, AquaMaster, Sharpshooter, StartUp, Touchdown Total, Traxion, Vector and Vantage Plus Max II, and others.2

Californias Move Follows IARCs 2015 Cancer Determination

The final say on whether Roundup will get a cancer warning label is still up in the air for now, as Monsanto has filed yet another appeal in an attempt to block the labeling. Californias decision to add the chemical to its Prop 65 list of cancer-causing chemicals came in response to the International Agency for Research on Cancers (IARC) 2015 determination that glyphosate is a "probable carcinogen."

Monsanto continues to contest the classification, even as its become clear that they may have worked with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official to stop glyphosate investigations.

Email correspondence showed Jess Rowland, who at the time was the EPA's deputy division director of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and chair of the Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC), helped stop a glyphosate investigation by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, on Monsanto's behalf.

In an email, Monsanto regulatory affairs manager Dan Jenkins recounts a conversation he'd had with Rowland, in which Rowland s...

The Brazilian Beef Scandal and the Future of US Grass Fed Beef "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola

Worldwide, we're seeing strong growth in organics and grass fed farming. As of 2016, the organic food sector accounted for 5.3 percent of total food sales in the U.S.1 We now also have a brand-new grass fed certification by the American Grassfed Association (AGA), which is the highest certification you can get for dairy, beef and poultry, including chickens, sheep and goats.

In short, we're seeing a radically increased demand for healthier foods. A lot more people now know about the drawbacks of factory farmed beef and dairy, and are aware that when herbivores are grazed naturally, without hormones, antibiotics and other drugs, you end up with a healthier product.

Unfortunately, the current food system still leaves a lot to be desired. Built around efficiency and profit, inevitable quality and safety deficiencies are par the course. International trade agreements also protect profits over safety and consumer ideals.

While traceability is key for food safety, country of origin labeling (COOL) was rejected by the World Trade Organization (WTO) for being "discriminatory." In other words, you're not allowed to know where a food comes from simply because that might influence you to buy or not buy, depending on your preferences.

The ramifications are presently evident in the beef industry, where tainted beef is being exported around the globe while local ranchers struggle to compete with bottom-priced imports.

US Suspends Brazilian Beef Imports

On June 22, 2017, the U.S. suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil,2 the fifth largest beef exporter to the U.S. For the past two years, Brazil's Federal Police have conducted an investigation into the country's beef industry. According to investigators, Brazilian food inspectors accepted bribes, falsified sanitary permits and allowed expired meats to be sold.

Nearly 1,900 politicians also received bribes to the tune of $186 million over the course of a few years, including former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. Dozens of federal food inspectors have now been placed under arrest, and J&F Investimentos, the holding company of JBS SA, one of Brazil's largest meatpackers and a prime suspect in the corruption investigation, has agreed to pay $3.2 billion in fines.3

Ac...

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Old Codger At The RSL Wearing A Shirt That Is Visually Similar To The RSL Carpet "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local patron at the front bar of the Betoota Returned Servicemans League could lie down on the floor and be completely invisible, it has been confirmed. With a shirt that could blind ya, the retired postman by the name of Rex Zammit (68) has created a bit of a name for himself []

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14:27

NBC: Residents outraged electric company spraying the hell out of their property with zero permission "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Residents in Claiborne County, Tennessee are upset because Powell Valley Electric Cooperative sprayed herbicides under power lines that killed their plants, trees, and gardens and poisoned the soil on their property- and all without warning.                             RELATED ARTICLE: HuffPo: Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide in Breakfast

Local Dad Claims He Wouldve Smashed The Ninja Warrior Course Back In His Day "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A local father-of-four-and-former-warrior slumped back into his couch last night and lit up some lung candy, stared pensively into his OLED television and turned to his family to proclaim that even he, a chinless refrigeration magnate, couldve smashed the Ninja Warrior obstacle course back in his day. By his day, Glenn McNally means []

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The Holocaust Hoax is the Indispensable Centerpiece for the Khazarian Mafia "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The Khazarian Mafia and their puppets have the ability to operate from behind the scenes (of the governments, of corporations, of foundations, etc.) and not be exposed in their secretive, destructive, criminal schemes, because, if anyone exposes them, they wail, You are anti-Semitic.

by Jonas E. Alexis and Lorraine Day

Lorraine Day graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine in 1969 and became an associate professor and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. She is the author of AIDS: What the Government Isnt Telling You, Getting Started on Getting Well, etc.She can be reached at 800-574-2437. Her website is www.drday.com.

J.E.A.: You write that the Holocaust is a categorical lie. Can we talk about that?

L.D.: Well, the idea that the concentration camps were for the express purpose of killing Jews and/or other inmates is certainly a categorical lie. I dont deny that there were millions of Jews imprisoned in these camps. But they were imprisoned because international Jewry had instructed all the Jews in Germany, that if Germany went to war with England, that every Jew in Germany would sabotage the war effort. That made them Traitors to their nation and thats why they were put in camps.

There were NO gas chambers in any concentration camp run by the Germans during World War II, not even in Auschwitz. The evidence is overwhelming. But the Jewish-owned media has learned that if you tell a lie big enough, and often enough, the people eventually will believe it. And if anyone has the audacity to really investigate the matter, looking for the truth, they are called anti-Semitic.

J.E.A.: You said that the Holocaust since it cannot be questioned obtains the status of an undeclared Religion for the whole world. It must be accepted by faith!  No questioning is allowed.

Many rabbis would agree with you on this point. For example, Avi Weiss declared in the Washington Post in 2015 that Auschwitz is...

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Death Of The Middle Class: The Suburbs Have Absorbed Half Of Americas Poverty Growth "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

suburbs

For decades suburbia was home to the highest concentration of wealth in America, and perhaps even the entire world. It was the seat of our nations thriving middle class and a beacon of economic mobility. The streets were clean and safe, the schools were highly regarded, and there were plenty of middle class jobs to be had.

But something has changed in suburbia. While offshoring and automation have destroyed millions of jobs across the country, the decimation of brick and mortar stores by online retailers has pounded the wealth base of suburbia. So much so, that there are more people living in poverty in suburbia than any other place in America.

According to a new book, Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, by University of Washington professor Scott Allard, American suburbs are facing economic hardship on a massive, if poorly understood, scale.

As of 2014, urban areas in the US had 13 million people living in poverty. Meanwhile, the suburbs had just shy of 17 million.

The Great Recession of 2008 helped accelerate much of the poverty that emerged in the early 2000s, Allards research has found. But another disrupting factor was the technological shift that enabled and continues to enable online retailers like Amazon and other e-commerce sites to replace shopping malls and big-box stores.

This ongoing demise has hollowed out many of the jobs suburban Americans once turned to as a means of supporting themselves.

So where did the wealth go? It appears to have fled suburbia, and made its way back to the cities.

The kinds of jobs that do entice younger people mostly higher-skill, white-collar work are increasingly found in cities. Suburban office parks are becoming a thing of the past as millennials flock to nearby metropolitan areas for work, accelerating the speed at which the suburban workforce hollows out overall.

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Death Of The Middle Class: The Suburbs Have Absorbed Half Of Americas Poverty Growth "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

suburbs

For decades suburbia was home to the highest concentration of wealth in America, and perhaps even the entire world. It was the seat of our nations thriving middle class and a beacon of economic mobility. The streets were clean and safe, the schools were highly regarded, and there were plenty of middle class jobs to be had.

But something has changed in suburbia. While offshoring and automation have destroyed millions of jobs across the country, the decimation of brick and mortar stores by online retailers has pounded the wealth base of suburbia. So much so, that there are more people living in poverty in suburbia than any other place in America.

According to a new book, Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty, by University of Washington professor Scott Allard, American suburbs are facing economic hardship on a massive, if poorly understood, scale.

As of 2014, urban areas in the US had 13 million people living in poverty. Meanwhile, the suburbs had just shy of 17 million.

The Great Recession of 2008 helped accelerate much of the poverty that emerged in the early 2000s, Allards research has found. But another disrupting factor was the technological shift that enabled and continues to enable online retailers like Amazon and other e-commerce sites to replace shopping malls and big-box stores.

This ongoing demise has hollowed out many of the jobs suburban Americans once turned to as a means of supporting themselves.

So where did the wealth go? It appears to have fled suburbia, and made its way back to the cities.

The kinds of jobs that do entice younger people mostly higher-skill, white-collar work are increasingly found in cities. Suburban office parks are becoming a thing of the past as millennials flock to nearby metropolitan areas for work, accelerating the speed at which the suburban workforce hollows out overall.

Allard said its a reversal of several decades ago, when businesses moved to the suburbs to attract people who had recently vacated the city in search o...

14:05

Heartbroken Nikola Tesla: Im a defeated man. I wanted to illuminate the whole earth "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In 1899, journalist John Smith interviewed Nikola Tesla, where Tesla stated, Everything is the Light. The following is from this particular transcript: Tesla: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. Im a defeated man. I have not accomplished the greatest thing I could. Journalist: What is it, Mr. Tesla? Tesla: I wanted to illuminate the whole []

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14:05

Names of Five Killed in Single Vehicle Accident on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Released "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published July 11, 2017

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released details of a Saturday night accidnt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Five people died in the single vehicle accident. The FBI released the names of the five victims:  13-year old Jeremy Little, 10-year old Mato Siers, 4-year old Wiyan Wastewin Decory, 10-year old Jennae Swift Eagle and 66-year old Wanda Siers.

The preliminary investigation shows the fatal crash ocurred approximately 10 miles south of Red Shirt, South Dakota when the driver of a minivan lost control and rolled into a ditch alongside the road, according the FBI.

The driver, 19-year old Wallace Little, survived.  The FBI says 9-year old Niomi Little, 12-year old Mila Siers and 2-year old Else Decory all survived the accident.

The FBI, the federal agency that investigates deaths on tribal lands, says the case is being investigated to determine whether any criminal conduct resulted in the deaths in the accident.

A YouCaring account has been estalbished to assist the families of the victims. CLICK HERE to donate.

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Navajo Nation President Begaye Applauds Confirmation of Qualified & Driven Directors "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Joelynn Ashley was confirmed as Director of General Services.

Published July 11, 2017

WINDOW ROCK On Monday, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye commended the 23rd Navajo Nation Council for confirming the appointments of both Joelynn Ashley as Director of General Services and Dr. Glorinda Segay as Director of Health.

I believe that in order to properly assess a divisions efficiency and productivity, we need to have strong and reliable directors put in place. I see these leadership qualities in both Joelynn Ashley and Dr. Glorinda Segay, President Begaye said. Since being appointed, both directors have been working to bring improvements to their respective divisions and departments.

Director Ashley comes to the Navajo Nation with Bachelors Degree in Political Science, a Masters Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Tribal Administration and Policy, and a Masters Degree in Construction Management all from Northern Arizona University (NAU).  She is also a Doctoral candidate under the Politics and International Affairs Department at NAU.

Within last two months Ive addressed accountability within my division. With the staff, Ive emphasized that accountability improves functionality within the program. I see there is a lack of communication that exists and Im working to improve communication, Ashley said. In assessing the division, Im working from the bottom up to see where improvements need to be made and Im working to streamline priorities.

Dr. Glorinda Segay was confirmed as Director of Health.

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22nd Annual Homecoming Art Show Opens August 26 "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Published July 11, 2017

Cherokee Heritage Center accepting submissions until Aug. 9

TAHLEQUAH  The Cherokee Heritage Center is now accepting artwork for the 22nd annual Homecoming Art Show. Online submissions must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 9 to be considered for the show.

The Cherokee National Historical Society will host an awards reception on Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. to announce this years winners, who will receive a share of more than $10,000 in prize money sponsored by Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Oklahomas premier Cherokee art show, which opens to the public on Aug. 26 and runs through Sept. 30, features a variety of authentic Cherokee art divided into two divisions: traditional and contemporary.

The traditional division is defined as arts originating before European contact and consists of three categories: basketry, pottery and traditional arts.

The contemporary division is defined as arts arising among the Cherokee after European contact and consists of seven categories: paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, beadwork, jewelry and textiles.

Those looking to submit artwork must be a citizen of one of the three federally recognized Cherokee governments and enter before the Aug. 9 deadline. A copy of the artists citizenship card must accompany the entry.

A $10 submission fee is charged per entry to help support art show expenses. Cherokee National Treasures, Tradition Keepers of the United Keetoowah Band, Qualla co-op artists from the Eastern Band of Cherokee, and current CNHS members are exempt from the entry fee.

A photograph of the completed work, entry form and fee must be submitted at the same time or the entry will be disqualified. All entries must be submitted to callie-chunestudy@cherokee.org by 5 p.m. CST.

The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive, Park Hill. Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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14:00

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account for Nearly All of the Warming in Climate Data "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever despite current claims of record setting warming, according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician. The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UKs Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments. Climate scientists often apply adjustments to surface temperature thermometers to account for biases in the data. The new study doesnt question the adjustments themselves but notes nearly all of them increase the warming trend. Read Entire Article

14:00

Energy Update Transition Phase "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Anastacia, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com Seemingly non-stop moving for the last few days is taking its toll on the physical right now with many, especially Blue Rays Not being able to be in our own spaces as much as we would like to or usually are able to do. Situations and circumstances personally for each []

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14:00

Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

1.00 AUD = 0.0003 BTC
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Bitcoin and United States Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

0.0010 BTC = 2.38 USD
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13:57

Introducing webpack academy! "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Introducing Webpack Academy: comprehensive webpack training courses

Webpack Academy was made for the webpack community. You are in the driver seat.

A few weeks ago I announced that I was leaving my job to go work at Microsoft. I soon realized that I would leaving behind a lot of work for my team at Mutual of Omaha.

As a maintainer of webpack, I knew had really pushed the build tool to its limits. Through advanced webpack techniques, our team was able to re-architect MutualOfOmaha.com into a multipage app that was at the same time a Progressive Web App.

But who was going to take this over this complex implementation when I was gone? I had handled a majority of our webpack setup and configuration. Had I really done enough to transfer this knowledge to my team mates so others could step up to maintain it?

All this made me feel anxious and a bit guilty. I wanted to give back to them for all the support they gave me when I was pursuing open source, and the trust theyd placed in me in embedding webpack into the sites architecture.

We tried scheduling a bunch of different learning sessions, but it was hard to find time to get everyone involved. So I looked into screencasts.

Introducing Webpack Academy

I decided to create Webpack Academy, a training and educational platform for those wanting to learn more about webpack. This was a perfect way to not only allow me to give back to my teamby giving them free access to all of the contentbut to also benefit the community by sharing it with everyone.

Today Im releasing the first course titled The Core Concepts. I modeled it after the concepts section of our docs page. It helps you get started with nothing more than a command line and walk away with a basic understanding of webpack and the confidence to use it.

Because I believe that anyone should have access to this knowledge, it will be a free course forever.

The Core Concepts Curriculum. At your fingertips.

What about my open source work?

The work I did for this first course was not just for the webpack community and my team at Mutual of Omaha. This is a springboard for a learning pl...

13:30

Dash Price Technical Analysis DASH/USD Breaks Key Support "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Key Highlights Dash price after a ride towards the $225 level versus the US Dollar faced sellers and declined. There is a major bearish trend line with resistance at $185 forming on the hourly chart of DASH/USD (data feed from Poloniex). The price currently correcting higher, but might struggle to break the $180-185 resistance zone. Continue reading Dash Price Technical Analysis DASH/USD Breaks Key Support

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13:17

Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 07/11/2017 Will Bears Take Over? "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin price made a downside break from its triangle consolidation pattern to confirm that sellers are taking control from here.

The post Bitcoin Price Technical Analysis for 07/11/2017 Will Bears Take Over? appeared first on NEWSBTC.

13:12

Local Bloke Instagrams Photo Of Himself Hiking On First Weekend Off The Gear In 2 Years "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local bloke has today suggested that he too has the motivation and fitness to do normal things on weekends, with an out-of-character social media post of him hiking at a nearby lookout. After two years of heavy drinking and recreational drug use, the local online sales rep has alluded to the fact []

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13:08

Fist-sized hailstones, large tornado near Vienna airport, Austria "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A large stovepipe tornado touched down near Vienna International Airport in Austria during the afternoon hours of July 10, 2017. Although local media reports mention a preliminary rating of F1, the event was accompanied by fist-sized hailstones that damaged huge...... Read more

13:00

Illuminati Pop Stars the In-Your-Face Conspiracy that Wont Go Away "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A continuous assault on the public psyche by the entertainment industrial complex aims to disorganize and derail the individual.

Its a world governed by terror, and to find relief from such continual fear and stress were invited to seek shelter in meaningless, self-destructive habits and pursuits.

The celebrity role models in our culture lead the way, setting the example for how to abandon ourselves to the mainstream orgy of debauchery and stupidity.

Via the 24/7 news cycle format, the media keeps the shock and awe flowing, and corporate pop-culture is the escape.


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12:37

Ok folks, we need some help! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

So, these lil suckers popped up litreally overnight, and they're eating our kohlrabi!!

Any ideas on what they are and a non-toxic (to us) way of getting rid of them?

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12:11

The Anarchists Guide to Mindfulness "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by W. T. Johnson; Deconstructing Yourself

They dont want you to be still. They dont want you to be contented. They dont want you to know yourself. Harsh as it may be, they dont even want you to be happywhich is exactly why you must.

In a world that is constantly vying for your attention, becoming selective with that attention is an act of rebellion; on a large enough scale, an act of revolution. Mindfulness, for all its support amongst various communities, is the antithesis of what they want. In this case, they is the market economy, they is the zeitgeist, they is pop culture. Meditation, in spite of its inherent holistic and ultimately positive nature, is an existential threat to the status quo.


Far from being hyperbolic, this attitude is reflected in most of mainstream culture, whether its a chirp from your phone, a shiny roadside billboard, a garish commercial between programs, a synthesized song advocating rampant materialism, we are bombarded with attention-grabbing stimuli. We are encouraged into consumerism. We are prodded and reinforced. We are applauded. But we are never satisfied. And we arent supposed to be. And thats where mindfulness enters into the equation.

To sit, to really sit, is an act of rebellion. It requires you tune out the stimuli demanding your attention. It requires you upend the traditional values of modern western culture and stop. It requires you submit your desires to an intention. It is the opposite of what they want and it flies in the face of all of the ways theyve conditioned you.
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12:11

Do You Know The Difference Between Lemon And Lime? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by HealthyCures

Lemon and lime are similar tropical citrus fruits many people are confused about. They resemble each other in taste, shape and nutritional profile, but they also differ by a lot. Scientifically, lemons are known as Citrus Lemon, while limes are named Citrus aurantifolia. Lemons are larger in size than limes and are sour in taste, unlike limes which can be bitter or sweet depending on the variety.

Lemons are oval in shape while limes are round, and both of them have a lot of vitamin C like all citrus fruits. In general, lemons have about 53 mg. of vitamin C while limes contain 29 mg. of the vitamin. Limes are also rich in vitamin A, while lemons contain a lot of potassium and folic acid.


As we already mentioned, lemons and limes have a similar nutritional profile they contain almost the same vitamins and minerals and are also full of antioxidants which can fight cancer. Both fruits contain limonoids that can fight carcinogens and although they taste acidic, they are alkaline in nature. Both fruits can remove toxins from your body which can be the main cause of inflammation and health problems such as diabetes and cancer.
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12:05

The Truth About Flaxseed that Every Cancer Patient Must Know "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Organic & Healthy

We've posted here previously about the benefits of flaxseeds - but still, there are plenty of people who have no idea just how amazing they are. And if you're a cancer patient? You can't afford to miss this!

Flaxseeds are an amazingly jam-packed superfood, loaded with fiber, nutrients, vitamins, and essential fatty acids.

Studies show it can reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.


But it may be most impressive when it comes to cancer - and it comes down to something called lignans, which are present in flax seeds at rates as much as 75 times higher than in any other plant food.

And lignans are special cancer-fighters. Not only can they help prevent cancer, courtesy their antioxidant properties, but they can also interfere with the growth and spread of tumor cells.

Notes a recent meta-analysis (Flax and Breast Cancer - A Systematic Review), which studied more than 1,800 studies involving breast cancer and flax,
Current evidence suggests that flax may be associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. Flax demonstrates antiproliferative effects in breast tissue of women at risk of breast cancer and may protect against primary breast cancer. Mortality risk may also be reduced among those living with breast cancer.
Kelley C. Fitzpatrick, director of health and nutrition with the Flax Council of Canada says, recent studies have suggested that flaxseed may protect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.

And a 2010 study published in the journal Gynecological Oncology concluded

These findings may provide the basis for a clinical trial that evaluates the efficacy of flaxseed as a chemo-suppressant of ovarian cancer in women.

12:03

The mystery planet that could destroy the Earth "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Stephen Carter; New York Post

Just in time for summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. Its really big. Its never before been detected. Its warping gravity fields.

No, its not the latest Michael Bay disaster-fest or the mothership from Independence Day. Its not the hypothesized Planet 9 that everyone was talking about a little over a year ago. Probably its another planet. Or maybe that mothership.

Back in 2016, the Internet was all atwitter with the news that astronomers believed they had located another planet at the edge of the solar system. Planet 9, as they called it, was discovered through a study of disturbances in the orbits of Sedna and other less-than-planet-size objects out there in the vicinity of Pluto (which was a planet when most of us were kids and now isnt).


This area is known as the Kuiper Belt. Astronomers, who dont like to waste mental energy deciding what to call things they study, have a name for objects in the Kuiper Belt: Kuiper Belt Objects. It is through modeling the movement of these KBOs (see what I mean?) that the search for Planet 9 has proceeded. Nobody has seen Planet 9 yet, even with the most powerful telescopes, although with the help of millions of citizen astronomers, researchers have narrowed the field of possible suspects.
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12:01

Rothschild Controlled Media Outlet Get Ready for a World Currency by 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Jay Syrmopoulos; TheFreeThoughtProject.com

The Economist magazine published an article almost thirty years ago, discussing the prospect of a world currency that should be expected around the year 2018. The 1988 article foreshadows a methodical movement towards a centralized world currency that we have, in many ways, seen play out over the past few decades.

One must also keep in mind that the controlling interest of The Economist is held by the powerful Rothschild family, who regard themselves as the custodians of The Economist magazines legacy. In essence, the magazine operates as a quasi-propaganda arm for the Rothschild banking empire and related businesses and, is in many ways, meant to prime the pump of public opinion for the globalist agenda to be implemented.


The excerpt below appeared in the print magazine on January 9, 1988, in Vol. 306, pp 9-10.
Ready for the Phoenix

THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, lets say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than todays national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century.



At the beginning of 1988 this appears an outlandish prediction. Proposals for eventual monetary union proliferated five and ten years ago, but they hardly envisaged the setbacks of 1987. The governments of the big economies tried to move an inch or two towards a more managed system of exchange rates a logical preliminary, it might seem, to radical monetary reform. For lack of co-operation in their underlying economic policies they bungled it horribly, and provoked the rise in interest rates tha...

12:00

9 Signs Youve Become a Tool of the Entertainment Industrial Complex "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We find ourselves at a critical time in history, on the brink of self-destruction, yet under the spell of so many lies, illusions and false realities

A survey of the actors on stage reveals the shocking truth that so many of the would-be-could-be change-makers out there are absent, sidelined, and simply not present or available for action when we need them most.

Instead, so many of us are totally engrossed in entertainment-based lifestyles, substituting games, fantasies and phony arenas for the drama and achievement of real life.

Where are all the young warriors and radicals out there who wont stand for the abuse, oppression, surveillance, tyranny, and debt slavery being handed down by older generations?


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11:58

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Building a nawi "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A Woodsrunner's Diary: Building a nawi: http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?9412-Building-a-nawi

11:31

Weekly Planetary Astrology Forecast July 10-16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Hillory Skott, Guest writer, In5D.com July 10-16, 2017 -A more gentle week ahead. The sun is in cozy home loving Cancer helping you get things in order on the family front. A stable, safe, secure loving little nest is what we all need to spread our wings and fly in the real world. Keep []

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11:19

Pacific Nation Poised To Enter Tenth Year Of Volatile, Unstable Government "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Move over Fiji! Australia is now the home of Oceanias most unstable government, according to the International Monetary Fund. The international financial institution explained to The Advocate this morning that after close to a decade of political in-fighting for the sole purpose of personal gain, repeated coups and minority governments, the planet has []

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11:16

In Defense of Going to the White House to Meet with President Trump "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Chairman Aaron Payment is on lower right with back to camera.

Guest Commentary

Published July 10, 2017

Editors Note: On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the following tribal leaders met at the White House with President Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry: Governor Bill Anoatubby, Chickasaw Nation; Speaker LoRenzo Bates, Navajo Nation Council; Chairperson Jo Anne Battise, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe; Chief Gary Batton, Choctaw Nation; Chairman Luke Duncan, Ute Tribe; Councilman Kevin Frost, Southern Ute Tribe; Herman Honanie, Hopi Nation; Chairman Alvin Not Afraid, Crow Tribe and Chairman Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

The tribal round table was held during the week the White House dubbed Energy Week when the administration would discuss its plans on dealing with energy.

Many American Indians proclaimed their dismay that tribal leaders would meet with the unpopular President Trump.

Chairman Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians released the following statement in defense of his attendance at the White House meeting:

Some are complaining that I crossed some green line by meeting with the President Trump in late June at the White House. Anyone who knows me, realizes I fight to protect Aki and Nibi (our Mother Earth and her life blood -water) in honor and memoriam of our ancestors and for at least the next seven generations. Giving thanks here is in my daily Anishinabe Biimaadziwin prayer I say in Anishinabe mowin.

Aaron Payment, chairpers...

11:02

Ticket Inspectors Admit They Only Show Up The One Day You Decide To Fucking Risk It "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT A local spokesperson from the Chartered Union Network of Ticket Survelliance (CUNTS) have today admitted that ticket inspectors actually work towards only being on the train when you dont want them to. CUNTS spokesman Willie Stroker says that the commonly accepted theory that ticket inspectors only work on the one day of the []

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11:00

Support Age of Autism during Amazon Prime Day! "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Hi friends! July 10 9:00pm - July 11 is Amazon Prime day! Every purchase you make can help keep Age of Autism and "the rebel alliance" going via the Amazon Smile donation program of 1/2 a percent of your eligible...

10:58

A Year After Authors Death, Filmmakers Announce Entire Left Behind Series Finally Coming to Screens "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

At last, the entire Left Behind series will be made into films the way it should be done. Paul Lalonde, the founder of Cloud Ten Pictures, announced

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:42

Russian submarine activity monitored in Arctic "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A tiny stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:36

Wildfires Spread Across Six States and Canada "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

With a heat wave continuing to bake California and the rest of the West, wildfires forced nearly 8,000 people to dash for safety Sunday as

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:34

Three Suicides: Honoring Lives Lost to Benzodiazepines "IndyWatch Feed Health"

On January 3, 2016, after having tapered over the course of two years under medical supervision, a benzodiazepine nearly killed me. I was standing in the kitchen cutting carrots when I suddenly had the strongest urge to stab myself. Nothing like this had ever happened to me before, but I had been dealing with ever-increasing and worsening symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder since starting the taper. I dropped the knife, called my sister to watch my dog, and drove myself to the hospital. Their response was to cold turkey me off the drug. I thought the suicidal ideation was coming from me, not a side effect of the drug. So did my doctor.

Four days later I was released from the hospital, and on day five I began experiencing the most horrific form of suffering, one that I didnt even know existed. My acute withdrawal lasted nearly six months and I had a form of inner akathisia where I experienced non-stop suicidal thoughts and urges, agitation, and a feeling of pure adrenaline. When I think back to what kept me alive, I still do not know.

The following piece was an attempt to reconcile why some of us in psychiatric drug tolerance and/or withdrawal stay and some leave. I am still trying to reconcile what these chemicals are capable of, how the urge can morph into an action, how we maybe just dont understand suicide all that well. For me, the suffering was so intense it was too painful to stay alive. I understand how my friends felt in their last moments. You will read their story below. It could have just as likely been me. Im surprised it wasnt.

I am 18 months away from that moment and still trying to make sense of the last 14 years of my life in a mental health care system where I took all drugs as prescribed, followed all their opinions and tried all their therapies. My health only got worse, not better. As I still suffer from protracted symptoms, I am rethinking what it means to be truly mentally healthy as I pursue a masters degree in social work. As we approach World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, July 11, 2017, we must think of those we lost and be a beacon of hope for those who are in the darkness that is psychiatric drug withdrawal.

Some full names are used with permission from the families, other names and places have been changed to protect the dead.

If you are a person who is sensitive and/or still in withdrawal, please do not read further without support.

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Tim

When I heard the news I nearly collapsed in my bathroom. I felt his presence. It was more real than me writing these words to you. He told me, Tell her it was an accident. I am so so so so sorry. Te...

10:22

The Top 50 Best Amazon Prime Day Deals for Preppers "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

If youre a member of Amazon Prime, tomorrow might be the Most Wonderful Day of the Year. And if youre not yet a member, you can rectify that right here Read the rest

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10:17

Things so bad in Venezuela people rationing toothpaste "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Five years ago, when Hugo Chvez was president and Venezuela was a much different place, Ana Margarita Rangel could still afford to go to the

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:13

Mental Health Hazard: Sanely handling the truth, or not "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

First, it must be understood up front that in the grand scheme of things transgender people constitute a statistically insignificant portion of the population. Theyre so exceedingly rare as to make almost any public-policy or political argument about their treatment by society a sideshow in a true sense. Read more The Lefts Breaking Point? Sorry, []

10:11

Military project to plug humans directly into computer "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The US military has revealed $65 of funding for a program to develop a brain chip allowing humans to simply plug into a computer. They

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:09

People Are Getting Exorcisms Instead of Going to Doctor "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

When serious medical conditions are misdiagnosed as demonic possession, it can lead to some pretty disastrous consequenceseven death. Marie McClellan told me that she was

Read more at End Time Headlines.

10:04

The White House Administration Picks Pro-Vaccine CDC Director "IndyWatch Feed Health"

After backing candidate Donald Trump last year, antivaccine activists may feel betrayed in his administrations latest move to name vaccine advocate Brenda Fitzgerald to run the CDC.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price named Fitzgerald to the critical post Friday.

After serving as the Georgia Department of Public Health commissioner and as a state health officer for six years, Fitzgerald will replace acting CDC Director Dr. Anne Schuchat. Before Schuchat, Tom Frieden served as CDC director for 8 years under the Obama Administration.

As head of the CDC, Fitzgerald will be responsible for U.S. vaccination policy and much more. The position doesnt require Senate confirmation.

Thinking President Trump may push for a change in vaccine policy on autism concerns, her appointment is a bit concerning. In numerous public statements, Fitzgerald has supported vaccination.

What are your thoughts on the new director?

10:02

Why Clean Your Room or House?! & Cleansing Energies and Building Your Inner Temple "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"




by Justin Deschamps,

I posted the following two blurbs on Facebookpart of my daily inspirational translations that come through randomly at times. I felt it would be good to share here as well.
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10:00

All DC Flights On GROUND STOP After Fire, Evacuation at Leesburg FAA Center "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


FAA air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va. Reported HAZMAT response underway. You can find updated info at the links below.

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09:51

Bombshell: Uncovered Documents Show the FDA and CDC Have Exposed Infants to Dangerous Mercury Levels in Vaccines Since 1999 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

While more and more Americans are becoming increasingly skeptical of the current vaccination schedule in the United States and the enormous influential power wielded by the pharmaceutical industry, most are still willing to trust the industry with their loved ones health. According to March Against Monsanto

New findings from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. s World Mercury Project may change that sentiment for some people, however, as it has been shown according to newly uncovered documents that two of the largest agencies charged with protecting our health have been knowingly exposing infants to dangerous levels of mercury in vaccines, far in excess of federally established safe levels, since 1999.

Mercury In Far Excess of Federal Safety Guidelines

According to a new article posted on EcoWatch from the World Mercury Project, the documents in question show that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have known since 1999 that infant vaccines contained mercury much greater than what is determined to be safe as documented in federal guidelines.

The documents, which can be viewed here, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and were created by a FDA consulting toxicologist. They reportedly show how federal regulators concealed the dangerous impacts and lied to the public.

It all stems from the 1997 passage of the FDA Modernization Act, a provision of which required the FDA to compile a list of drugs that contain intentionally introduced mercury compounds, and provide a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the mercury compounds on the list, according to the Act.

In response to the Act, manufacturers reported the use of thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative, in more than 30 licensed vaccines.

In order to help keep the public and specifically United States infants safe, the FDAs Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) was responsible for adding up the cumulative exposure to this toxin, which has the potential to cause serious harm.

A simple calculation for safety was expected to be un...

09:49

Military C-130 Crashes In Leflore County Mississippi, 5 Confirmed Dead "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


A C-130 has crashed in LeFlore County, claiming at least five lives, officials said.

Sheriff Ricky Banks said there are five confirmed dead as of 6:15 p.m. and that there are supposed to be nine people aboard.

LeFlore County deputy coroner Will Gnemi has confirmed that the coroners office has been called to the scene. He said they are still looking for victims, so he doesnt know.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Director Lee Smithson said the plane is a C-130. It crashed on the Sunflower-Leflore county line, he said.

He said its also unknown to him at this point if the plane came from the Tennessee National Guard or if it is active duty Air Force, but the preliminary report is that it came from the Millington base.

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09:48

Who Are The Flat Earthers? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Who Are The Flat Earthers? For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

The Flat Earth movement is growing. Find out more here.   John Vnuk, the epicenter of the budding movement in For Collins, Colorado, claims ...

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09:47

Science Settled? 400 Scientific Studies Question Vaccine Safety and Efficacy "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Story at-a-glance

  • Comparing vaccination rates in 34 developed nations revealed a significant correlation between infant mortality rates and the number of vaccine doses infants receive. The U.S. requires the most vaccines and has the highest infant mortality
  • Research shows the more vaccines an infant receives simultaneously, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to those receiving fewer vaccines
  • The earlier in infancy a child is vaccinated, the greater their risk of being hospitalized or dying compared to children receiving the same vaccines at a later time

By Dr. Mercola

Vaccines: Are they safe? Are they effective? To help answer those questions is Neil Z. Miller,1 a medical research journalist and director of the Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute.

Miller has investigated vaccines for three decades and written several books on the subject, including Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective?, Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners and, most recently, Millers Review of Critical Vaccine Studies: 400 Important Scientific Papers Summarized for Parents and Researchers.

Millers Review, published in 2016, is a magnificent piece of work. In it, he reviews the concern about vaccine safety and efficacy raised by 400 peer-reviewed published studies. The book doesnt review studies that support vaccination (almost all of which are funded by the industry and the government, by the way) as those studies are available on the CDC website.

I got started when my own children were born over 30 years ago When my wife was pregnant, I felt I had to do due diligence about vaccines. I have to be honest, though. Before I even started to research vaccines, my wife and I pretty much knew intuitively that we were not going to inject...

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Attorney Generals Choice Of Lunch Pale Questioned "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

WashingtonAttorney General Jeff Sessions attended a scheduled committee meeting today toting a Bee Gees lunch box. Those close to Mr. Sessions are wondering whether this is a message to his staff that he is ah-ah-ah-ah Stayin Alive, or if he just has really shitty taste in retro music. One staffer believes its a cue directly aimed at her, as the Bee

09:39

Watch: Clueless Anti-Trump Protesters Applaud Speech That Consists Of Nothing But Hitler Quotes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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Everyone in the so called resistance movement against Donald Trump thinks that theyre fighting a rising tide of fascism in America. What they dont realize however, is that they are the biggest authoritarians of all. Theyre the ones who love big government, and have a habit of shutting down everyone they disagree with. Theyre the ones who have been responsible for the most political violence over the past year. Inside their social echo chambers its easy for them to view themselves as heroes, but its obvious to everyone else that the far-left is the most tyrannical force in America today.

In fact, Leftists are so unaware of how authoritarian they are that theyll applaud the words of historys most famous dictator, because his rhetoric is shockingly similar to theirs. We know this, because last week a Trump supporter managed to infiltrate a leftist protest in Chicago, where he was given an opportunity to speak to the crowd. He proceeded to read off several quotes from Adolph Hitler that were derived from his speeches and Mein Kampf. All he did, was replace words like jews or bankers with Donald Trump, among other words that made the quotes relevant to modern ears.

At the end of the speech the crowd applauded him, and one of the organizers was so impressed that he tried to recruit the Trump supporter.

Of course, you probably couldnt expect them to recognize these Hitler quotes. Despite how famous and hated Hitler is, very few people in America are actually familiar with his speeches. Whats most alarming and humorous about this incident, isnt that these leftists had no idea that they were listening to Hitler quotes. Its that they agreed with the content of these quotes, and thought they were profound. It just goes to show that modern socialists arent that different from the socialists of the 20th century, which includes both Communists and Nazis.

Watch: Clueless Anti-Trump Protesters Applaud Speech That Consists Of Nothing But Hitler Quotes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

trump-trolling

Everyone in the so called resistance movement against Donald Trump thinks that theyre fighting a rising tide of fascism in America. What they dont realize however, is that they are the biggest authoritarians of all. Theyre the ones who love big government, and have a habit of shutting down everyone they disagree with. Theyre the ones who have been responsible for the most political violence over the past year. Inside their social echo chambers its easy for them to view themselves as heroes, but its obvious to everyone else that the far-left is the most tyrannical force in America today.

In fact, Leftists are so unaware of how authoritarian they are that theyll applaud the words of historys most famous dictator, because his rhetoric is shockingly similar to theirs. We know this, because last week a Trump supporter managed to infiltrate a leftist protest in Chicago, where he was given an opportunity to speak to the crowd. He proceeded to read off several quotes from Adolph Hitler that were derived from his speeches and Mein Kampf. All he did, was replace words like jews or bankers with Donald Trump, among other words that made the quotes relevant to modern ears.

At the end of the speech the crowd applauded him, and one of the organizers was so impressed that he tried to recruit the Trump supporter.

Of course, you probably couldnt expect them to recognize these Hitler quotes. Despite how famous and hated Hitler is, very few people in America are actually familiar with his speeches. Whats most alarming and humorous about this incident, isnt that these leftists had no idea that they were listening to Hitler quotes. Its that they agreed with the content of these quotes, and thought they were profound. It just goes to show that modern socialists arent that different from the socialists of the 20th century, which includes both Communists and Nazis.

09:37

Creative Couples Stunning Tiny House Cost Only $17k! "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Built for only US$17,000 this young couples incredible tiny house is packed with unique and interesting design elements. The entire build was carried out as a DIY project using mainly reclaimed materials, as the couple saved up for each new phase of the construction.

The couple decided to build a tiny house on wheels to give them freedom and more options for their future. Not knowing what city they were going to live in, or where they would need to travel for work once graduating, a house on wheels gave them the ability to simply hitch up their home and follow whatever opportunities presented themselves.

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09:35

Comey Broke the Law: FBI Directors Leaked Trump Memos Contained Classified Information "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Tyler Durden) Amid the constant media outrage over everything Trump, Trump, Trump, some might have forgotten that in the political rollercoaster over the past 12 months, there were numerous other high-profile individuals involved, including not only former DOJ head Loretta Lynch, whose every interaction with the Clinton campaign is about to be probed under a Congressional microscope, but the man who some say started it all: former FBI Director James Comey.
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09:24

Looking for a Pachmayr Vindicator Forend for a Rem 870 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

They are no longer made and are as hard as unobtainium to locate, but I want one for a 12 ga and one for a 20 ga. I will take the kit that has the grip and forend if needed. If you have one or know of one for sale let me know.

09:17

Rugged Mixed Metal Chain Bracelet (Tutorial) "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

by Rena Klingenberg. This chain bracelet project has a bit of hardware style, with a swivel clasp that hooks into the copper washer focal. The mixed metals I used are all antiqued (darkened) copper, brass, and silver. Make this rugged bracelet for guys and gals. The chain is easy to size perfectly for the []

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Choosing Good Hurwitz Lawyer "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The next step to be an attorney is successful graduation. Its always good if a lawyer is a member of a trustworthy organization. Lawyers who give particular attention on boosting their legal knowledge with each case have a bright future within this area.

The actions to be an attorney might be arduous, but its a highly rewarding career option. Therefore it is suggested that you approach an attorney if you undergo any physical damage because of somebodys fault. The tax lawyers or attorneys are thought to make a good salary, particularly in the metropolitan cities.

Hurwitz Lawyer cater to individual tax payers along with the corporate customers. The measures for becoming an attorney in Canada are like the measures to being an attorney in the us. Should you really would like to turn into a prosperous lawyer, there isnt any end to learning. The following suggestions are lots of ways by which you may locate a great personal injury attorney.

Unsurprisingly, most personal injury attorneys arent familiar with them either. Picking a personal laceration lawyer may be time-consuming practice. If you prefer to practice law in a certain area, youve got to select the test conducted with these agencies. Law is among the most exciting careers that gives you wide alternatives when it comes to specialization. Its very important to get an efficient divorce lawyer. Speak with individuals whove got a divorce.

Note we have many other sorts of lawyers, specializing in their own area of expertise. Often, these lawyers dont have enough expertise in handling divorce cases, as that might not be their field of expertise. Defense lawyers become involved in criminal situations, where defendants find it impossible to receive court appointed lawyers, and so might need to employ a professional. By picking out the criminal defense attorney specialization, you can develop into a criminal...

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Government Ethics Chief Resigns, Casting Uncertainty Over Agency "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Walter M. Shaub Jr., the governments top ethics watchdog, who has repeatedly gone head-to-head with the Trump administration over conflicts of interest, said on Thursday that he was calling it quits. There isnt much more I could accomplish at the Office of Government Ethics, given the current situation, Mr. Shaub said in an interview on Thursday. O.G.E.s recent experiences have made it clear that the ethics program needs to be strengthened. The intensity of feeling over what is usually an obscure job speaks to the central role ethics have come to play in Mr. Trumps Washington, where the vast holdings of the president and his cabinet, as well as an influx of advisers from businesses and lobbying firms, have raised a rash of accusations of conflicts of interest. It is the job of the ethics office, a creation of a post-Watergate Congress, to work with a web of ethics officials at each agency to help people entering the government sidestep potential conflicts. Recently, Mr. Shaub and the administration fought over a routine request by the ethics office for copies of waivers issued to White House appointees to work in the Trump administration. The White House eventually released the waivers, which showed that it had granted at least a dozen exemptions for aides to work on policy matters they had handled as lobbyists or to engage with former colleagues in private-sector jobs. Mr. Shaub objected to the fact that many of the waivers were undated and unsigned, and that some approved actions retroactively.

Note: For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in government and in the corporate world.

Americas Tap Water: Too Much Contamination, Not Enough Reporting, Study Finds "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

If you live in the United States, there is a nearly one-in-four chance your tap water is either unsafe to drink or has not been properly monitored for contaminants in accordance with federal law, a new study has found. In 2015, nearly 77 million Americans lived in places where the water systems were in some violation of safety regulations, including the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act, according to the report released on Tuesday from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Its not only that some tap water has high levels of lead, nitrates, arsenic or other pollutants, said Mae Wu, a senior attorney with the councils health program. It is that too often, a lack of reporting means residents cannot be sure whether their drinking water is contaminated or not. Marc Edwards, a scientist at Virginia Tech ... played a major role in bringing the crisis to national attention. Mr. Edwards said he agreed with the resources defense councils conclusion that the government has not done enough to enforce regulations on drinking water safety. This has been tolerated so long, and it is so ingrained in the E.P.A. culture to look the other way, he said. Theyre going to need outside pressure to act and enforce existing laws. The councils report found that there were around 80,000 reported violations of drinking water safety regulations in 2015. Of those, more than 12,000 were health-based violations, or cases that involved actual contamination problems. In addition, the N.R.D.C. said, Nearly nine in 10 violations were subject to no formal action.

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

How Trumps nationwide voter data request could lead to voter suppression "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

President Trump's Election Integrity Commission is asking all 50 states to turn over all publicly available voter registration data, including highly sensitive information about voters' political affiliation, Social Security numbers, criminal history and military status. The request was initiated by commission co-chair Kris Kobach, the secretary of state in Kansas and a fervent believer that voter fraud is widespread despite decades of evidence to the contrary. In Kansas, Kobach championed the use of Crosscheck, a multistate database of voter registration information that authorities use to check whether voters are registered in two states. Kobach has said he's interested in using a similar process to compare state voter roll data to a federal database of legal immigrants. Crosscheck's matching algorithms are highly inaccurate. A recent working paper by researchers at Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard and Microsoft found that Crosscheck's algorithm returns about 200 false positives for every one legitimate instance of double registration it finds. We're concerned about unlawful voter purging, which has been something that Kris Kobach has been leading the charge, said Vanita Gupta of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the Justice Department's civil rights division. Some of Kobach's voter ID requirements have been struck down in federal court, with one federal judge ruling that they constituted mass denial of a fundamental constitutional right.

Note: Learn how 25 states are resisting this request in this Washington Post article. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing...

Hobby Lobby to pay $3m fine over smuggled Iraqi artifacts, prosecutors say "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby has agreed to pay a $3m fine and forfeit thousands of smuggled ancient Iraqi artifacts that the US government alleges were intentionally mislabeled. Hobby Lobby became a household name when the US supreme court ruled in its favor in the 2014 case Burwell v Hobby Lobby Stores, which in effect gave certain closely-held corporations the same religious rights as individuals. Hobby Lobby had begun acquiring a variety of historical Bibles and other artifacts in 2009 [and] executed an agreement to purchase more than 5,500 artifacts in December 2010 for $1.6m. Packages bore shipping labels that described their contents as ceramic tiles. Importing Iraqi cultural property into the US has been restricted since 1990 and banned outright since 2004. In the Hobby Lobby case, a dealer based in the United Arab Emirates shipped ... artifacts to three different corporate addresses in Oklahoma City. Five shipments that were intercepted by federal customs officials bore shipping labels that falsely declared that the artifacts country of origin was Turkey. In September 2011, a package containing about 1,000 clay bullae, an ancient form of inscribed identification, was received by Hobby Lobby from an Israeli dealer and accompanied by a false declaration stating that its country of origin was Israel. The illegal sale of historical artifacts is one way in which militant groups such as al-Qaida and Islamic State finance their activities.

Note: The rape of ancient Iraqi artifacts during the war is an incredibly important and underreported story. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing corporate corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Fast and Furious hearing rips Holder, DOJ for deception in gun-running scandal "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Members of a congressional committee at a public hearing Wednesday blasted former President Barack Obama and his attorney general for allegedly covering up an investigation into the death of a Border Patrol agent killed as a result of a botched government gun-running project known as Operation Fast and Furious. The House Oversight Committee also Wednesday released a scathing, nearly 300-page report that found Holders Justice Department tried to hide the facts. Terry died in a gunfight. [His] death exposed Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operation in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them as they were transported into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy. Two of those guns were found at the scene of Terry's killing. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, testified Wednesday in front of the committee, accusing DOJ and ATF officials of obstructing the investigation and working to silence ATF agents who informed the Senate of Fast and Furious. One of those silenced ATF agents, John Dodson, testified Wednesday that he remains in a state of purgatory since objecting to Fast and Furious and has been the subject of reprisals. Grassley's and Dodson's testimony reinforced findings of the report, which states that the Justice Department knew before Terrys death that the ATF was walking firearms to Mexico and knew the day after the agents death that Fast and Furious guns were involved in the shootout -- despite denying these facts.

Note: The Obama administration invoked executive privilege in an unsuccessful attempt to cover this story up. Whistleblower John Dodson published a book on this scandal in 2013. The ATF tried and failed to silence him, then lied about the whole thing. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing government corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Naomi Klein: How power profits from disaster "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

In New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, I watched hordes of private military contractors descend on the flooded city to find ways to profit from the disaster, even as thousands of the citys residents, abandoned by their government, were treated like dangerous criminals just for trying to survive. I started to notice the same tactics in disaster zones around the world. I used the term shock doctrine to describe the brutal tactic of using the publics disorientation following a collective shock wars, coups, terrorist attacks, market crashes or natural disasters to push through radical pro-corporate measures. As Lee Fang reported ... President Donald Trump [appointed] defence contractors and lobbyists to key government positions as he seeks to rapidly expand the military budget and homeland security programmes At least 15 officials with financial ties to defence contractors have been either nominated or appointed so far. One noticeable thing about Trumps contractor appointees is how many of them come from firms that did not even exist before 9/11: L-1 Identity Solutions (specialising in biometrics), the Chertoff Group (founded by George W Bushs homeland security director Michael Chertoff), Palantir Technologies (a surveillance/big data firm cofounded by PayPal billionaire and Trump backer Peter Thiel), and many more. This creates a disastrous cocktail. Take a group of people who directly profit from ongoing war and then put those same people at the heart of government. Whos going to make the case for peace?

Note: The above article was extracted from bestselling author Naomi Klein's new book, "No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics". For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles about corruption in government and in the corporate world.

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Once expunged from official State Department history, the U.S.-backed 1953 coup in Iran and what led up to it can be glimpsed in documents that the department has quietly published. The operation ultimately pushed the country toward its Islamic Revolution and hostility with the West. The CIA's role in the coup, which toppled Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddegh and cemented the control of the shah, was well known when the State Department offered its first compendium on the era in 1989. But any trace of American involvement in the putsch had been wiped from the report, causing historians to call it a fraud. The 1,007-page report [released this month] shows U.S. officials discussing a coup up to a year before it took place. The CIA at one point "stockpiled enough arms and demolition material to support a 10,000-man guerrilla organization for six months" and paid out $5.3 million for bribes and other costs, which would be equivalent to $48 million today. One CIA document [states] that "several leading members of these (Iranian) security services are paid agents of this organization." The CIA also described hoping to use "powerfully influential clergy" in Shiite Iran to back the coup. To this day, Iran's clerical leaders portray the U.S. as a hostile foreign power bent on subverting and overthrowing its government. As President Dwight Eisenhower wrote ... in 1953, if knowledge of the coup became public, "We would not only be embarrassed in that region, but our chances to do anything of like nature in the future would almost totally disappear."

Note: The complete collection of State Department documents on this CIA-backed coup is available here. More recently, US policy reportedly fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing intelligence agency corruption news articles from reliable major media sources.

Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israels NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments. [A] report by Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said the targets included people, such as prominent journalists Carmen Aristegui and Carlos Loret de Mola, who were investigating alleged government corruption and purported human rights abuses by security forces. The people targeted received messages with links that, if clicked on, opened up their devices to being exploited and spied upon. NSOs Pegasus spyware allows hackers access to phone calls, messages, cameras and personal data. Other targets included members of the Centro Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez, a prominent human rights group that has investigated cases such as the disappearance of 43 students whom police allegedly detained and turned over to drug gang killers; the anti-graft group Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity; and the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, a civil society group working on economic policy and combatting corruption. Aristegui, who exposed a case of possible conflict of interest involving a luxury home acquired from a government contractor ... was aggressively targeted. She received more than two-dozen messages with NSO links claiming to be from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Amber Alerts, colleagues, people in her personal life, her bank, phone company and notifications of kidnappings, the report said.

Note: If the above link is not working, this Associated Press article is also available here. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corruption in government and the erosion of civil liberties.

As Standing Rock Camps Cleared Out, TigerSwan Expanded Surveillance to Array of Progressive Causes "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. By the time law enforcement officers began evicting residents of the ... resistance camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation on February 22, the brutal North Dakota winter had already driven away most of the pipeline opponents. It would have been a natural time for the private security company in charge of monitoring the pipeline to head home. But internal communications between TigerSwan and its client, pipeline parent company Energy Transfer Partners, show that the security firm instead reached for ways to stay in business. Indeed, TigerSwan appeared to be looking for new causes, too. The ... firms sweeping surveillance of anti-Dakota Access protesters had already spanned five months and expanded into Iowa, South Dakota, and Illinois. TigerSwan became particularly interested in Chicago. [Leaked] documents dated between February 19 and February 21 describe TigerSwans efforts to monitor an anti-Trump protest organized by the local chapter of the Answer Coalition, an anti-war, anti-racism group. Answer Coalitions ... John Beacham, who organized the protest TigerSwan described, said that [the NoDAPL movement] was not the events primary focus. Theyre trying to make connections where they arent. Its almost like theyre trying to cast conspiracy theories across the entire progressive movement, he told The Intercept.

Note: The above article is part of an in-depth series, and includes many original source documents. Standing Rock activists were also targeted for investigation by the FBIs joint terrorism taskforce. For more along these lines, see concise summaries of deeply revealing news articles on corporate corruption and the disappearance of privacy.

'Amazing change' for Montreal homeless men taking part in urban beekeeping program "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Helping homeless people in Montreal reintegrate into society by teaching them to care for bees may seem like an unusual approach, but organizers of the Accueil Bonneau honey program say it's been a real success story. "When they get to be hands on, they see that it's all about being confident and being at peace with the bees," said Genevive Kieffer Desprs, director of communications and special projects. Accueil Bonneau, a local group that offers a drop-in day centre and variety of services for homeless men, partnered with Montreal urban beekeeping company Alvole four years ago. Now the program, whose aim is to teach job skills and encourage social interaction, has 60 hives in seven locations across the city. "The most important thing is that it's not just a job. It's learning to do something you love and getting rewarded for it. That is something we want to teach," she said. The honey harvested from the hives is sold at various locations in the city, the proceeds of which help fund the program and provide a small fee for participants. Kieffer Desprs says that working with the bees teaches participants, homeless men aged 25 and up, to be calm, gentle and more comfortable with socializing. She recalls one example of a man who started out very shy interacting with the public at one of points of sale and eventually was able to come out of his shell. "We started selling honey at the beginning of October, and by November, he was the guy going up to people telling them, 'come see the stand, come try the honey.' Amazing change."

Note: Don't miss the pictures and video of this incredible program available at the link above.

Half of all new cars in Norway are now electric or hybrid "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Norway said that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far in 2017, as Norway continues its trend towards becoming one of the most ecologically progressive countries in the world. According to figures from the Road Traffic Information Council (OFV) ... sales of electric cars accounted for 17.6 per cent of new vehicle registrations in January and hybrid cars accounted for 33.8 per cent, for a combined 51.4 per cent. Norway already has the highest per capita number of all-electric cars in the world. The milestone is also particularly significant as a large proportion of Norways funds rely on the countrys petroleum industry "This is a milestone on Norway's road to an electric car fleet," Climate and Environment minister Vidar Helgesen [said]. Last year, the government agreed on a proposal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered car starting in 2025. It also aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions of new cars to 85 grams per kilometre by 2020 - a goal it has almost achieved: the figure stood at 88 grams in February compared to 133 grams when the decision was taken five years ago. In December, Norway registered its 100,000th electric car. Norway has also become the first country in the world to commit to zero deforestation.

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

Strong Progress for Paralyzed Patients After Stem Cell Therapy, Company Says "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

A small stem cell trial in which patients with severe spinal injuries appeared to make remarkable progress is still showing excellent results. One of the patients in the trial is 21-year-old Kris Boesen ... whose story we reported on last year. A car crash had left the Bakersfield, California native with three crushed vertebrae, almost no feeling below his neck, and a grim prognosis. Doctors believed he would live the rest of his life as a paraplegic. Enter stem cell therapy. Most treatments for serious spinal injuries concentrate on physical therapy to expand the range of the patients remaining motor skills and to limit further injury, not to reverse the actual damage. But last April ... researchers injected Boesen with 10 million stem cells. By July, he had recovered use of his hands to the point where he could use a wheelchair, a computer and a cellphone, and could take care of most of his daily living needs. Boesen is not the only patient to have improved in the trial, according to Asterias Biotherapeutics, which is conducting the research. Six patients who were experiencing various levels of paralysis and were injected with the 10 million stem cell dose. In a Jan. 24 update, the company said five of those patients had improved. On Tuesday, Asterias issued a new update, announcing that the sixth patient in the cohort has experienced a similar improvement. Last week, at 11 months post-injection, the elder Boesen said Kris has continued to improve.

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

Swiss Re shifts $130 bln investments to track ethical indices "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Swiss Re is switching the entire $130 billion it holds in liquid assets to track ethical indices, the latest move towards principled investments by the insurance industry. The world's second-largest reinsurer ... said taking social and governance (ESG) criteria into account reduced the risk of losses especially for long term investors. "This is not only about doing good, we have done it because it makes economic sense," Swiss Re Chief Investment Officer Guido Fuerer told Reuters. Institutional investors are increasingly looking at how companies perform on environmental, social and governance-related issues, given the potential for poor behaviour to lead to a share price hit. A Bank of America Merrill Lynch Equity and Quant Strategy team last month said ESG-based investing reduced bankruptcy risks for U.S. stocks, while companies with the widest credit default swap spreads are the ones with the weakest ESG credentials, according to research by Hermes Investment Management. "The ultimate point is to put incentives to companies to become more sustainable," said Swiss Re's Fuerer. He said Swiss Re is the first insurer to base its whole portfolio on ethical principles, with portfolio managers being told to use MSCI's environmental, governance and social indices when making investment decisions. MSCI rates companies according to various ethical criteria, with the score combined with market capitalisation weight to create an index. Companies with a more ethical performance have a greater weight in the index.

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

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Mayflies distance themselves from May "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Britains mayfly community is seeking reparations from the Prime Minister for making a complete mockery of the name May, which they claim has left them less welcome than blowflies at a barbecue.

Peter Mayfly, a spokesfly for May Pride, said: Weve become a laughing-stock among flies. Okay, we accept that were not exactly strong and stable, but since Theresa Mays flighty performance during her pointless snap election even the craneflies take the piss and call us weak and wobbly.

And now those bloody stormflies have got the cheek to say were a coalition of chaos. I mean, I might do several u-turns just between here and the other side of the pond, but Mrs May knocks that into a cocked gnat.

Mr Mayfly went on to describe the constant embarrassment of having to share a name with such an unpopular PM: The damselflies look down their proboscis at us, and the fireflies are saying were not very bright. We cant even go to the beach without the sandflies kicking sand in our faces.

He then broke down in tears over the damage done to the reputation of his species. Weve lost any credibility whatsover all the houseflies call us the may-or-may-not-flies he sobbed, before being devoured by a toad named Donald.

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Synergistic anti-breast-cancer effects of combined treatment with oleuropein and doxorubicin. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23. PMID: 28646810 Abstract Title:  Synergistic Anti-Breast-Cancer Effects of Combined Treatment With Oleuropein and Doxorubicin In Vivo. Abstract:  : Context Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer fatalities among women worldwide. Of the more than 80% of patients who receive adjuvant chemotherapy, approximately 40% relapse. The majority of these patients die of disseminated metastatic disease, which emphasizes the need for new therapeutic strategies Objective The study intended to investigate the anticancer effects of oleuropein (OL) and doxorubicin (DOX) individually and in combination on breast tumor xenografts and also to evaluate the molecular pathways involved. Design The research team designed in vivo (animal) and in vitro (cell culture) studies.SETTING: The study was performed in the College of Science of King Saud University in the University Center for Women Students (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). Animals The study involved 40 female, nude mice (BALB/c OlaHsd-foxn1). Intervention The mice were injected subcutaneously with MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells. After the growth of tumors, the animals were randomly divided into 4 groups to receive intraperitoneal injections: (1) group 1 (controlgroup)-dimethyl sulfoxide, (2) group 2 (intervention group)-50 mg/kg of OL, (3) group 3 (intervention group)-2.5 mg/kg of DOX, and (4) group 4 (intervention group)-1.5 mg/kg of DOX, immediately followed by 50 mg/kg of OL. The OL was extracted from Manzanillo olive trees (Olea europaea) grown in Tabouk, Saudi Arabia. Outcome Measures The measures included the isolation and primary culture of the tumor xenografts, apoptosis analysis by annexin V, cellular lysate preparation, and immunoblotting.RESULTS: The volume of the tumor increased aggressively, reaching 173 mm3 in the control animals in a time-dependent manner. On the other hand, a sharp drop, to 48.7 mm3, in the volume of the tumor was observed with the 2 drugs combined, a more than 3-fold decrease. The effect was mediated through the induction of apoptosis via the mitochondrial pathway. The combined treatment downregulated the antiapoptosis and proproliferation protein, nuclear factor-kappa, and its main oncogenic target cyclin D1. Furthermore, it inhibited the expression of BCL-2 and survivin. This inhibition could explain the cooperative suppression of the proliferation of breast tumor xenografts and the induction of apoptosis by the combined effect of the compounds used. Conclusions The key findings clearly indicate the synergistic efficacy of DOX with natural and nontoxic OL against breast tumor xenografts.

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08:40

Watch Robert Kennedy Discuss Vaccine Safety on Tucker Carlson Tonight "IndyWatch Feed Health"

WATCH TONIGHT! RFK, Jr. will be on the Tucker Carlson Show tonight at 8 p.m. EDT (Monday July 10th). SHARE with friends! After the show, please share your story and thank Tucker Carlson for discussing this important issue: comments@foxnewsinsider.com Find...

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Exercise makes your brain bigger: skeletal muscle VEGF and hippocampal neurogenesis. "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

PMID:  J Physiol. 2017 Jul 6. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PMID: 28681943 Abstract Title:  Exercise makes your brain bigger: skeletal muscle VEGF and hippocampal neurogenesis. Abstract:  The hippocampus plays an important role in learning and memory. Unlike most brain cells (whose numbers are fixed before birth), thousands of new hippocampal granule cells continue to be generated every day throughout adult life. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Idaho, Of All Places "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Sometime late last year my dad informed me that my extended family wanted to take a vacation together this summer and that we would all be meeting up at the end of June in Idaho.

I can honestly say that up until we started planning this trip, Id never given Idaho more than a moments thought in my entire life, which, I suspect, is exactly how the Idahoans prefer it. Because guys? Idaho is fucking amazing.

I did not see one potato growing while I was out there, but I did see this:

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And this:

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Idaho is surprisingly beautiful.

I actually headed out there with my brother a few days early so that we could do a little camping and rock climbing before the rest of the family got there.

Also, when I say a little rock climbing, I mean hiking a couple of miles up in the mountains, and then climbing another 1000 feet straight up some granite. This granite, in fact:

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Ive been gym-climbing for about a year but there are no mountains in Michigan, so this was my first opportunity to do an outdoor climb. It was also, oddly, my first opportunity to share an awesome experience like this with my brother.

Were 17 years apart, which made it impossible for us to have the typical experiences that siblings have growing up together. For reference, this is my brother when I bought my first house, right around the time I started this website in 2004

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Holy shit, I love that little face.

Let me just say, hes always been my very favorite kid on the planet. When people used to ask me if I wanted children of my own Id say, Id have one if you could guarantee hed be as awesome as my little brother, but Im sure as hell not interested in having one anything like me! (These days Im not interested in having any at all, but Im stil...

08:29

BREAKING : Private Citizen Launches Action Plan to Demolish Mandatory Vaccines "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Ricardo Beas, a concerned citizen and parent of three school-age children in California, is determined to do the seemingly impossible. He has set out to shed so much light on the illegality and health hazards of mandatory vaccines that the vaccine lobby will be overruled by public opinion. Calling upon the First-Amendments right to petition for redress of grievances, Beas wrote an amazing 39-page document in the form of a petition that has the format of a legal document. It lists the grievances, shows how constitutional and civil law has been violated, and calls for the President of the United States to empower an official investigation of the charges and report to the public.
It is anticipated that sufficient investigation (done by people and institutions that are financially independent of the pharmaceutical industry) and sufficient public awareness of the results of that investigation will lead to corrective political action.  People can do more than just be keyboard warriors. By participating in this action, which costs nothing but a few postage stamps, we can do something really meaningful. Today. GEG

There have been four lawsuits against Californias SB277 mandatory vaccine bill but, so far, none of them have produced action. Few people have the time and resources to litigate a lawsuit, but any American can join Beas in his action. Furthermore, unlike a lawsuit, the class-action concept behind this petition of grievances has the potential to take the issue directly to the public rather than depending only on a judge and a few lawyers.

The threat of mandatory vaccines affects every American, not just children and their parents, but also adults who may be subjected to vaccines as a condition for employment or Social Security.  Mandatory vaccines for all have been proposed in cases of pandemics, and those who have the authority to declare a pandemic are all-too-often economic puppets of the vaccine manufacturers.

Instead of filing another lawsuit, Ricardo Beas is pursuing an investigation and redress for the vaccine scheme that now is mandatory by law in California under SB277.  He has sent a detailed list of grievances to President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.  His plan is to inspire tens-of-thousands of people to join his petit...

08:22

New Study Links Militarization Of Police To More People Killed "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The study found that twice as many people are more likely to die in counties that receive an influx in military equipment.
Police officers watch the neighborhood as some buildings are set on fire after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests.

Black Lives Matter activists protesting police violence and the killing of Michael Brown were met with heavily armed officers during the Ferguson protests in 2014. Indigenous people and environmental activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline faced a similar scene in 2016 when militarized law enforcement used violent tactics against the peaceful demonstrators.

Scenes of heavily armed police forces are becoming more common across the country. New research from the Washington Post finds that this militarization results in more individuals killed each year by law enforcement. The study found that twice as many people are more likely to die in counties that receive an influx in military equipment. Additional research conducted in 2016 also found that police are more likely to be attacked when they are militarized, which raises the question of how beneficial it is to pad police forces with military-grade wea...

08:20

The anti-inflammatory effects of chrysin suggest a possible therapeutic application of this agent to neurodegenerative diseases. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Jul 3 ;18(7). Epub 2017 Jul 3. PMID: 28671640 Abstract Title:  Chrysin Attenuates VCAM-1 Expression and Monocyte Adhesion in Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Brain Endothelial Cells by Preventing NF-B Signaling. Abstract:  Adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells plays an important role in neuroinflammation. Therefore, suppression of the expression of adhesion molecules in brain endothelial cells may inhibit neuroinflammation. Chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid component of propolis, blue passion flowers, and fruits. In the present study, we examined the effects of chrysin on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced expression of vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) in mouse cerebral vascular endothelial (bEnd.3) cells. In bEnd.3 cells, LPS increased mRNA expression of VCAM-1 in a time-dependent manner, and chrysin significantly decreased LPS-induced mRNA expression of VCAM-1. Chrysin also reduced VCAM-1 protein expression in a concentration-dependent manner. Furthermore, chrysin blocked adhesion of monocytes to bEnd.3 cells exposed to LPS. Nuclear factor-B (NF-B), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), and c-Jun N-terminal kinase, which are all activated by LPS, were significantly inhibited by chrysin. These results indicate that chrysin inhibits the expression of VCAM-1 in brain endothelial cells by inhibiting NF-B translocation and MAPK signaling, resulting in the attenuation of leukocyte adhesion to endothelial cells. The anti-inflammatory effects of chrysin suggest a possible therapeutic application of this agent to neurodegenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, septic encephalopathy, and allergic encephalomyelitis.

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08:16

Australian Social Justice Warrior coming Soon to ABC2 "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Adapted from the Newtown improv game, The Floor is Fascism, contestants will have to endure five stages of fast Facebook blocking, recycling/sorting, and holding overhead placards over their heads for the longest period of time in a gruelling protest simulation.

Filmed at Sydneys Carriageworks venue, executive producer Honey Fairtrade is excited by the unique obstacles in the show. It starts with the easy protest simulation, and then each individual, of any persuasion, will have to cut and weave a rope from their dreadlocked hair. Then they have to tie and swing from one old train platform over to another, and leap inside a particular train carriage.

She continues, That carriage contains the studio audience, but there will be two actors playing a minority being racially abused by another actor. The contestant has to film the injustice and upload it across all their social media platforms in the fastest time. The person with the most Likes & Shares wins

While ABC TV has kept its production costs down on the series, producers have bought a highly sophisticated Micro-Aggression camera which is said to be like HotSpot or Snicko to enhance the viewer experience.

Australian Social Justice Warrior will debut this summer, and will reportedly not compete with any womens cricket or netball telecasts.

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08:04

Hackers Breached A Dozen Power Plants In May Could Be A Dry Run For Something Bigger "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

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It may only be a matter of time before the power grid in the United States, which is far more vulnerable to hacking than most people realize, suffers from a catastrophic cyber attack. We know this, because there is already evidence that unknown hackers have been targeting companies that run power plants throughout the country. According to the FBI and Homeland Security, in May hackers made their way into computer systems related to a dozen power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas.

However, it doesnt appear that any damage was done, and the hackers didnt gain access to the controls for the power plants. They only infiltrated systems that were limited to administrative and business networks. So what were these hackers going after? According to the experts, these cyber attacks may have been a dry run for a future attack that could have a far more devastating effect.

The intruders could be positioning themselves to eventually disrupt the nations power supply, warned the officials, who noted that a general alert was distributed to utilities a week ago. Adding to those concerns, hackers recently infiltrated an unidentified company that makes control systems for equipment used in the power industry, an attack that officials believe may be related.

The chief suspect is Russia, according to three people familiar with the continuing effort to eject the hackers from the computer networks. One of those networks belongs to an aging nuclear generating facility known as Wolf Creek owned by Westar Energy Inc., Great Plains Energy Inc. and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative Inc. on a lake shore near Burlington, Kansas.

The possibility of a Russia connection is particularly worrisome, former and current officials say, because Russian hackers have previously taken down parts of the electrical grid in Ukraine and appear to be testing increasingly advanced tools to disrupt power supplies.

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Hackers Breached A Dozen Power Plants In May Could Be A Dry Run For Something Bigger "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Calloway-Nuclear-Power-Plant

It may only be a matter of time before the power grid in the United States, which is far more vulnerable to hacking than most people realize, suffers from a catastrophic cyber attack. We know this, because there is already evidence that unknown hackers have been targeting companies that run power plants throughout the country. According to the FBI and Homeland Security, in May hackers made their way into computer systems related to a dozen power plants, including the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas.

However, it doesnt appear that any damage was done, and the hackers didnt gain access to the controls for the power plants. They only infiltrated systems that were limited to administrative and business networks. So what were these hackers going after? According to the experts, these cyber attacks may have been a dry run for a future attack that could have a far more devastating effect.

The intruders could be positioning themselves to eventually disrupt the nations power supply, warned the officials, who noted that a general alert was distributed to utilities a week ago. Adding to those concerns, hackers recently infiltrated an unidentified company that makes control systems for equipment used in the power industry, an attack that officials believe may be related.

The chief suspect is Russia, according to three people familiar with the continuing effort to eject the hackers from the computer networks. One of those networks belongs to an aging nuclear generating facility known as Wolf Creek owned by Westar Energy Inc., Great Plains Energy Inc. and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative Inc. on a lake shore near Burlington, Kansas.

The possibility of a Russia connection is particularly worrisome, former and current officials say, because Russian hackers have previously taken down parts of the electrical grid in Ukraine and appear to be testing increasingly advanced tools to disrupt power supplies.

Though the government thinks Russia is responsible, they have yet to find a...

08:02

The cytotoxic effects of the Stanley and Fortress onion varieties were strongest among the selected cultivars. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Food Res Int. 2017 Jun ;96:12-18. Epub 2017 Mar 11. PMID: 28528091 Abstract Title:  Antiproliferative activity of Ontario grown onions against colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. Abstract:  Cancer is the leading cause of mortality in Canada and other industrialized nations; the development of new/improved cancer therapies is desperately needed and continues to be a major focus of cancer research. Flavonoids, which are found in high levels in onions, have been shown to exert antiproliferative and potentially anti-cancer activities. To test their therapeutic potential, we assessed the antiproliferative, cytotoxic, apoptosis-inducing, and anti-migratory activities of five onion varieties grown in Ontario against human adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cells. The properties of onion extracts were compared to pure extracts of flavonoids known to exhibit antiproliferative effects (quercetin, myricetin, and kaempferol). We compared more than one variety of onion, as agronomic and genetic factors influence the composition, as well as the quality of phytochemicals (e.g. flavonoids) in plant cultivars. We found that all onion varieties exhibited antiproliferative activity similar to purified flavonoids. The cytotoxic effects of the Stanley and Fortress onion varieties were strongest among the selected cultivars, as determined via lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays, while Safrane extracts showed the weakest activity. The Stanley and Lasalle cultivar extracts also had strong anti-migratory effects. Altogether these onion extracts may contain one or more compounds that may be effective anti-cancer therapies, while the Stanley extract showed the most comprehensive biological activities against Caco-2 cells.

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07:56

A Miracle we can Cultivate in our Own Backyards. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

When was the last time you had a sexy encounter in the garden or near the compost pile?

07:46

As an Empath, Do You Have Healthy Boundaries? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Defining where someone else begins and you end seems like an odd thing to do, but if you are an empath, separation of the Self from others, even with all the talk of accepting our connectedness as part of the One, is crucial. Heres a little insight into why setting personal boundaries is so critical, and why empaths may have an especially difficult time doing it.

 

As an empath, even more so than in regular folks, taking on other peoples emotions can be exhausting. Just walking down a hallway of a well-populated building, you may take on anger, fear, jealousy, fear, and any number of emotions which stick to you like glue, and even feel like your own. You may absorb these emotional states subconsciously, but feel them viscerally.

In extreme cases, these absorbed emotions can make an empath physically sick. Oddly, an empath does this automatically. Others among us, learned to simply ignore their own needs as a coping method in families that demanded they be grown-up or responsible for themselves prematurely.

If you are care-taking for someone who is sick or addicted, or it is your job to be a compass for a big group of people as part of your career, you may feel even more emotionally depleted, even though deep down you want to care for others.

A lack of healthy boundaries can cause us to say yes to every opportunity which arises, whether its social, personal, or business-related, and then either exhaust ourselves by trying to do too much while carrying a great amount of resentment, or simply check out and leave everyone hanging after weve over-committed.

Empaths are Connec...

07:43

Woman Finds People Living in Her Home and Cant Make Them Leave "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Source: Woman Finds People Living in Her Home and Cant Make Them Leave For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.

A woman in Cobb County, Georgia, is frustrated after strangers moved into her vacant house without her knowledge.   Getting them out of the ...

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07:42

The Sacred Meaning of the Pyramid "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Walk into any crystal shop and you will most likely see pyramid shapes on the top of crystal clusters, orgone pyramids or even crystals fashioned into the shape of a pyramid.

This is not just because pyramids are a pretty shape, there is a deep symbolism here that goes back centuries, all the way back to the time of the Ancient Egyptians and beyond.

I have always felt drawn to the pyramids of Egypt and while I havent yet visited them in person, it is definitely on my bucket list!

It has long been believed that the pyramids were used as burial tombs for the Kings and Queens of Egypt, however many researchers claim that this is just not true.

An alternative belief about the pyramids is that they were used as powerful healing chambers and not as burial sites at all. Perhaps the Egyptians had access to some advanced knowledge that we just dont yet know about

Pyramids are believed to be extremely sacred in many cultures around the world. Many churches are built with pyramid-like steeples and ancient pyramid structures can be found not just in Egypt, but in South America and parts of Asia.

The Native Americans also sat in tipis to conduct rituals and ceremonies, which have a pyramid like shape to them. It was believed that this shape helped to connect them with the earth and the heavens above.

In fact, what makes a pyramid so powerful is its ability to channel or collect energy from the higher realms of the stars, the planets and the Universe and deliver it down to earth.

The bottom of the pyramid represents a solid, earthy foundation, whereas the pointed top represents being able to reach into higher realms of consciousness.

Because of its shape, any energy that enters the pyramid has the ability to be cleansed and purified. Almost like the pyramid acts like a filter of sorts. This is because pyramids are said to generate negative ions which can balance the bodys electromagnetic field and deliver healing.

By sitting inside a pyramid, it is believed that your energy centers can be balanced and it becomes easier to receive messages from your intuition and higher beings. Your aura can also be recharged and can appear much brighter.

Placing food, herbs and other supplements inside a pyramid has also been shown to increase their effectiveness and can actually help to preserve their structure.

Crystals can also be more effectively charged in a pyramid structure and meditating inside a pyramid is also said to enhance the benefits and reduce stress.

Pyramids also...

07:41

2 Crucial Factors to Help Us Deal with Acts of Violence. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

These days, certain organizations, groups of people, and individuals on all sides utilize emotions to divide people. They accentuate the difference between "me and my culture" versus another culture; or between "me and my religion" versus another religion.

07:37

It has to do with sex. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

People dont generally feel love for insects, but every summer, a special bug makes the night glitter with light, inspiring everyone from children to poets.

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, wrote American poet Robert Frost, And here on earth come emulating flies.

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But how do these bugs generally known as fireflies in the North and lightning bugs in the South light up? And perhaps more interestingly, why?

The how is the magic of bioluminescence, a chemical reaction produced when oxygen combines with calcium, adenosine triphosphate and luciferin in the presence of luciferase, a special kind of enzyme.

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But the why is much more complex.

For one thing, fireflies arent even flies, but a kind of beetle. And while it used to be believed that these insects light up just because theyre looking for a mate, a new book reveals that there are a lot more nuances than that.  

In fact, each species of 2,000 kinds of fireflies across the world, over 125 of which live in the United States, speak a slightly different language using their little lamps. Some flash, some glow and others flicker.

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They are on every continent except Antarctica, naturalist Lynn Faust writes in her book, "Fireflies, Glow-worms, and Lightning Bugs," which came out earlier this year.

Most likely, youre familiar with the flashing firefly, Photinus, the genus of firefly thats most common and easy to catch in the U.S., because they fly close to the ground. Faust, who lives in Tennessee, calls this kind of bug the firefly of childhood.

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07:30

Judicial Corruption in Family Courts Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Parents petition to remove Commissioner Rocky Crabb from the bench in Los Angeles.

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Judicial corruption is a topic we have reported on frequently at Health Impact News, particularly in our Medical Kidnapping stories on MedicalKidnap.com.

A documentary film called Divorce Corp. states:

More money flows through the family courts, and into the hands of courthouse insiders, than in all other court systems in America combined over $50 billion a year and growing.

More about the documentary:

Through extensive research and interviews with the nations top divorce lawyers, mediators, judges, politicians, litigants and journalists, DIVORCE CORP. uncovers how children are torn from their homes, unlicensed custody evaluators extort money, and abusive judges play god with peoples lives while enriching their friends.

This explosive documentary reveals the family courts as unregulated, extra-constitutional fiefdoms. Rather than assist victims of domestic crimes, these courts often precipitate them. And rather than help parents and children move on, as they are mandated to do, these courts and their associates drag out cases for years, sometimes decades, ultimately resulting in a rash of social ills, including home foreclosure, bankruptcy, suicide and violence. Solutions to the crisis are sought out in countries where divorce is handled in a more holistic manner.

The film has a YouTube channel featuring the Family Law Report. We are including here a 4-part series on judicial corruption in family law with film producer Joe Sorge and New York attorney and former assistant district attorney Susan Settenbrino.

For previous articles we have published on the topic of judicial corruption, see:

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07:29

The study concludes that a macerated ethanolic extract of Indian propolis has anti-Alzheimer potential in rats. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Jul 4 ;93:543-553. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 28686968 Abstract Title:  Neuroprotective effect of Indian propolis in-amyloid induced memory deficit: Impact on behavioral and biochemical parameters in rats. Abstract:  The study aimed at the investigation of neuroprotective activity of macerated ethanolic extract of Indian propolis (MEEP) against-Amyloid 25-35 (A25-35) induced memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease. MEEP was administrated orally to Wistar rats at doses of 100, 200 and 300mg/kg. Behavioral performances were evaluated using morris water maze and radial arm maze. At the end of behavioral study, the brains were removed and antioxidant parameters and brain monoamines were estimated. Further acetylcholinesterase (AchE) inhibition and brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) were evaluated. In addition hematological parameters and histopathological tests were also carried out. In behavioral models, MEEP significantly (P

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07:18

The present study provides evidence that Diabetea tea has hypoglycemic and antihyperlipidemic properties. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Dec 24 ;194:1069-1077. Epub 2016 Oct 27. PMID: 27989874 Abstract Title:  Effect of Diabetea tea consumption on inflammatory cytokines and metabolic biomarkers in type 2 diabetes patients. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Diabetea tea (DT) is an anti-diabetic alternative medicine in some Asian countries. The main constituent of DT is black tea originating from Camellia sinensis that is supplemented by 12 other medicinal plants. Black tea contains a large amount of the flavonoids catechins especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative capacity. This study was undertaken to evaluate the possible effects of DT intake on inflammatory cytokines, regulatory T cells (Tregs) and metabolic biomarkers in T2DM.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 50 patients with T2DM. The patients had received 3 cups (600ml) of DT extract or placebo (PL) extract per day during a period of 12 weeks. Intracellular cytokine expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) as well as the glycemic and lipid profiles were measured at baseline and after the treatment period. The active constituents of the medicinal plants included in DT were investigated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS).RESULTS: Ingestion of DT suppressed CD4+ T cell expression of IL-1 and Il-8 (p

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07:14

Were Not Joking: Sen Schumer Wants the FDA to Crack Down on Raw Cacao "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Brandon Turbeville

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appears to be a man with way too much time on his hands. Either that, or he has grown temporarily bored with promoting the disproven conspiracy theories of Russian hacking.

Something is obviously amiss. What other explanation can there be for the Senators recent ridiculous campaign to force the FDA to begin regulating chocolate?

Schumer launched his initiative on Saturday in order to enlist the FDA in a fight to regulate snortable chocolate powder that is being used by some in clubs for euphoria and energy.

Schumer specifically targeted products like Coco Loko whose product is marketed as raw cacao snuff. The product includes powder that is made from raw cacao beans which contain caffeine.

07:03

Blockchain: the revolution were not ready for "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Imagine you didnt need to trust a stranger to make a deal with them. Imagine you didnt need to trust your bank to deposit your money there. Imagine you didnt need to trust your government to know it was being just and fair.

What would happen?

It would change the world.

This is precisely the promise of blockchains.

Cryptocurrencies, which are built on blockchains, are all over the press these days, mostly because of the high prices, volatility, and sensational narratives surrounding debacles like Mt. Gox and The Silk Road.

But theres something much bigger going on than just digital currencies.

While the mainstream media has been busy speculating about prices and black market intrigues, theyve missed the fact that beneath it all, cryptographers had quietly invented an entirely new set of technological primitives.

Blockchains (and the consensus protocols that support them) were invented as a result of developers trying to solve a bold problem: how to create digital, untraceable money. By combining cryptography, game theory, economics, and computer science, they managed to create an entirely new set of tools for building decentralized systems.

But what they created will change much more than just how we exchange money. Its going to change the entire world. And hardly anyone seems to notice.

Edward Witten, the famous physicist, once said of string theory that it was a part of 21st century physics that fell by chance into the 20th century. In other words, the physics community was not ready for string theory.

Blockchain is a 22nd century technology that fell by chance into the early 21st century.

Its painfully obvious that were not ready for it.

What is a blockchain?

At its core, a blockchain is a surprisingly simple and elegant data structure. Its basically just a linked list with one important augmentationeach block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block. This creates an effectively unalterable chain of blocks and their fingerprints, stretching back to the original block.

If everyone in your system replicates this linked list (and verifies its legitimacy by repeating the cryptographic hash functions), it will implement a slow and somewhat crude distributed database thats resistant to tam...

07:02

These results showed that grape seed polyphenols could attenuate cadmium induced prostatic deficits. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Biomed Pharmacother. 2017 Jul ;91:707-713. Epub 2017 May 9. PMID: 28499242 Abstract Title:  Potential ameliorative effects of grape seed-derived polyphenols against cadmium induced prostatic deficits. Abstract:  Grape (Vitis vinifera) is consumed as fruit and wine for people. In this study, rat model of prostatic deficits was induced by orally receiving 60mg/L cadmium chlorine (CdCl2) through drinking water for 20 weeks. Grape seed-derived polyphenols extract (GSP) was orally given for 20 weeks. Finally, the prostatic levels of E-cadherin, fibronectin, and-smooth muscle actin were measured by immunohistochemical and qPCR analysis. The oxidative stress was measured by detecting the levels of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, reduced glutathione/oxidized glutathione and enzymatic antioxidant status. Additionally, the prostatic expressions of transforming growth factor-1 (TGF-1), type I TGF- receptor (TGF-RI), Smad3, phosphorylation-Smad3 (p-Smad3), Smad7, nuclear related factor-2 (Nrf-2), heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) and -glutamate cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (-GCLC) were measured by western blot. The levels of microRNA (miR)-133a/b were measured by qPCR. It was observed that GSP ameliorated the prostatic oxidative stress and fibrosis induced by CdCl2. GSP also inhibited the over-generation of TGF-1 and p-Smad3, as well as enhanced the levels of Smad7, Nrf-2, HO-1, -GCLC and miR-133a/b. These results showed that GSP could attenuate Cd-induced prostatic deficits.

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07:00

Drinking Coffee Could Lead to a Longer Life: Study "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Zen Vuong

Heres another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.

Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites.

People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didnt drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day 18 percent reduced chance of death.

Infographic benefits of drinking coffee

Lower mortality was present regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting the association is not tied to caffeine, said Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the study and an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

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06:58

Want to learn web development but dont know where to start? "IndyWatch Feed Education"

So, youre interested in learning web development and becoming a web developer? First of all, congratulations. Youve made a great choice.

And since youre reading this, you may already be an active member of a Facebook group, subreddit, or other online coding community. Which is a great place to start, and to find support throughout your chosen pursuit.

Again, youre doing great so far.

So depending on your background, you might be wondering where to start learning web development. If youve mainly been Googling around, you may feel just a tad bit overwhelmed by all the languages, frameworks, and learning resources out there.

Well, dont worry. Youre not alone. Google can be your best friend or your worst enemy. It just depends on how you use it.

Start with the end in mind.

One of the first things I recommend doing when starting out learning web development is to decide upon a clear end goal, and keep it in mind.

Maybe you want to make a career change. Maybe you have a wicked idea for an app. Or maybe you just want to learn for fun.

Whatever your goal, its important to understand why you are doing this. This understanding will help you be more productive with your learning time. It will also help encourage you through those times when you feel like giving up.

Remember, no matter how elaborate and far away the end goal may seem now, you can achieve it with hard work and perseverance.

Assuming you have no previous experience, its a good idea in the beginning to also decide if your interest lies in back end or front end development. Let me briefly explain the difference.

Frontendthis is what the end user sees and interacts with on the page. Its all the design, fancy effects, layout and imagery that creates the user experience.

Generally front end developers will be visual creatives with excellent design skills and a passion for accessibility and user experience. Technologies often associated with front end web development are HTML, CSS, jQuery and JavaScript.

Backendthis is the part that typically processes, stores, and manipulates data. Its how the website or application works. Back-end developers are generally good problem solvers, logical thinkers who are interested in the functionality of a website or application. Back-end development is usually associated with server side languages such as PHP, Python, and Ruby.

I knew right from the off that I just didnt have that flair for visual design that draws many developers to front-end devel...

06:55

Interview: Formerly Homeless Veteran Takes Captivating Photos of Life on the Street "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Photographer Leroy Skalstads captivating photographs of the homeless are informed by his own time living on the streets. The formerly homeless veteran has been fascinated by photography since he was a child, inspired by his mother's passion for the field.

Transitioning into service during the Vietnam war, Skalstad experimented with 35mm photography, but found himself living on the streets upon returning home. It was during this period that he sharpened his observational skills and he now gives back by volunteering for the St. Bens Community Meal Program in Milwaukee, where he's photographed their calendar for the past 22 years.

We had a chance to speak with Skalstad about his unique perspective on photography and how his own personal experience informs his work.

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Your mother was a great inspiration for you to start in photography. What was it about her work that fascinated you?

I think as a very young person I knew the value of freezing time with photography and the value of the archive. I knew that the images that my mother created around our modest life on a small dairy farm would be valued as the years go by.

You've mentioned that your time living on the streets helped hone your photographic eye. How so? 

Living on the streets was an experience for me in learning the human condition. It also showed me that we can communicate a lot without even saying a single wordthat quick glance says so much. My mind's eye started to form images and I so wished I had a camera to capture and share with others what I was experiencing.

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06:52

Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract ameliorates inflammation and adiposity by modulating gut microbiota. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Mol Nutr Food Res. 2017 May 12. Epub 2017 May 12. PMID: 28500724 Abstract Title:  Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract ameliorates inflammation and adiposity by modulating gut microbiota in high-fat diet mice. Abstract:  SCOPE: Obesity and associated metabolic complications is a worldwide public health issue. Gut microbiota have been recently linked to obesity and its related inflammation. In this study, we have explored the anti-inflammatory effect of grape seed proanthocyanindin extract (GSPE) in the high-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity and identified the contribution of the gut microbiota to GSPE effects on metabolism.METHODS AND RESULTS: Mice were fed a normal diet and a high-fat diet with or without GSPE (300 mg/kg body weight/day) by oral gavage for 7 weeks. Supplementation with GSPE significantly decreased plasma levels of inflammatory factors such as TNF-, IL-6 and MCP-1, companied with ameliorated macrophage infiltration in epidydimal fat and liver tissues. Furthermore, GSPE also reduced epidydimal fat mass and improved insulin sensitivity. 16S rDNA analyses revealed that GSPE supplementation modulated the gut microbiota composition and certain bacteria including Clostridium XIVa, Roseburia and Prevotella. More importantly, depleting gut microbiota by antibiotics treatment abolished the beneficial effects of GSPE on inflammation and adiposity.CONCLUSION: Our study identifies the novel links between gut microbiota alterations and metabolic benefits by GSPE supplementation, providing possibilities for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders by targeting gut microbiota through a potential prebiotic agent GSPE.

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06:38

Unprecedented wildfires force evacuation of over 10 000 people in B.C., Canada "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A province-wide state of emergency is in place in Canada's British Columbia since Friday, July 7, 2017, as widespread wildfires continue burning out of control across the province's southern and central parts. Officials are describing the situation as...... Read more

06:32

Prepping, Hoarding and Precious Metals Investing "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

by Jerryd D Young

First, I pretty much never use the term hoarding in relation to prepping. It has too many bad connotations and can be used as a negative issue by the MSM and others with an anti-prepper mindset.

And a thought on how to consider precious metals uses. I do not consider them an investment. They do not reliably increase in value over time. What one ounce of gold bought 100 years ago is pretty much the same in modern equivalents now. Speculators can make (or lose) money buying and selling gold short term, but that is a hands-on job, not an investment.

The fact that over...

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06:31

Grape seed proanthocyanidin could be a potent therapeutic agent to suppress excessive mucus production and RSV viral replication. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Jun 7 ;65(22):4472-4483. Epub 2017 May 23. PMID: 28502165 Abstract Title:  Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Inhibits Mucin Synthesis and Viral Replication by Suppression of AP-1 and NF-B via p38 MAPKs/JNK Signaling Pathways in Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Infected A549 Cells. Abstract:  Airway epithelial cells are often infected by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), one of the most common causes of asthma, bronchiolitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and pneumonia. During the infection process, excessive mucins instigate airway inflammation. However, the mechanism underlying RSV-induced airway hyper-responsiveness and inflammation is poorly understood. Furthermore, no reliable vaccines or drugs for antiviral therapy are available. In this study, the effect of the natural compound grape seed proanthocyanidin (GSP) on RSV-infected human airway epithelial cells A549 was evaluated. After pretreatment of the cells with or without exposure to RSV with 5-10g GSP/mL, the expression of various mucins (MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC, MUC5B, and MUC8) was evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and Western blotting, as well as confocal microscopy. We found that GSP significantly decreased RSV-induced mucin synthesis at the mRNA and protein levels. In addition, GSP suppressed the RSV-induced signaling pathways, including extracellular signal-regulated kinase, c-Jun N-terminal kinase, and p38, together with nuclear factor kappa B (NF-B) and activating protein-1 family members (c-Jun and c-Fos). Concomitantly, GSP inhibited the replication of RSV within A549 cells. Taken together, all our results suggest that GSP could be a potent therapeutic agent to suppress excessive mucus production and viral replication in RSV-induced airway inflammatory disorders.

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06:29

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bear Markets Test Crucial Support Levels "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Bitcoin Price Analysis

This morning marked another bearish day in the crypto-space as the entire market cap continued its multi-week-long decline. As referenced in a previous BTC-USD price analysis, we have continued to test the neckline of a massive, multi-week-long Head-and-Shoulders reversal pattern. At the time of this article, the market is making its second test of the ascending trendline (marked in yellow).

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Figure 1: BTC-USD, 6-hr Candles, Gemini, Head-and-Shoulders Pattern

A breakdown of the ascending trendline typically marks a very characteristic, sustained market reversal that, in our case, has a price projection in the upper $1,800 range (see this previous analysis for a detailed breakdown of Head-and-Shoulders price target calculation).

When confirming the Head-and-Shoulders reversal pattern, key support levels on the way down toward its price projection include the following markers:

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Figure 2: BTC-USD, 6-hr Candles, GDAX, Key Support Levels

  1. A break of the ascending trendline is often initially rejected before continuing its trend downward hence, the multiple attempts to break the trendline. However, typically, a sustained move below this trendline is very likely to continue downward and test the next two support levels.

  2. The first attempt to complete the right Shoulder/the first attempt at breaking the ascending trendline was rejected in the form of a Double Bottom Reversal (see this previous analysis for details). At the time of this article, we are making a test of the key, pivotal support line that began the Double Bottom Reversal. A breakdown of this support line is one of the first signs that a long-term, sustained bear market is likely.

  3. The initial support line that separated the Head from the right Shoulder is of specific significance because the high volume shows the failed market attempt to rally off the largest drop in price since the high $2,900s.

When looking at support lines, its important to keep in mind that these are not concrete, rigid lines. Rather, they are elastic and should be treated more like zones of...

06:27

Making Mallets as Shop Buddy Gifts "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Give the gift of mechanical persuasion to a friend with a homemade shop mallet.

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The post Making Mallets as Shop Buddy Gifts appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

06:23

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Bear Markets Test Crucial Support Levels "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin Price Analysis

This morning marked another bearish day in the crypto-space as the entire market cap continued its multi-week-long decline. As referenced in a previous BTC-USD price analysis, we have continued to test the neckline of a massive, multi-week-long Head-and-Shoulders reversal pattern. At the time of this article, the market is making its second test of the ascending trendline (marked in yellow).

BTC Macro HS.png

Figure 1: BTC-USD, 6-hr Candles, Gemini, Head-and-Shoulders Pattern

A breakdown of the ascending trendline typically marks a very characteristic, sustained market reversal that, in our case, has a price projection in the upper $1,800 range (see this previous analysis for a detailed breakdown of Head-and-Shoulders price target calculation).

When confirming the Head-and-Shoulders reversal pattern, key support levels on the way down toward its price projection include the following markers:

BTC Macro HS Support Lvls.png

Figure 2: BTC-USD, 6-hr Candles, GDAX, Key Support Levels

  1. A break of the ascending trendline is often initially rejected before continuing its trend downward hence, the multiple attempts to break the trendline. However, typically, a sustained move below this trendline is very likely to continue downward and test the next two support levels.

  2. The first attempt to complete the right Shoulder/the first attempt at breaking the ascending trendline was rejected in the form of a Double Bottom Reversal (see this previous analysis for details). At the time of this article, we are making a test of the key, pivotal support line that began the Double Bottom Reversal. A breakdown of this support line is one of the first signs that a long-term, sustained bear market is likely.

  3. The initial support line that separated the H...

06:16

Dominions Offshore Wind Announcement Undercut By Efforts To Slow Clean Energy and Push Fossil Fuels "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Statement by Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network:

We welcome the news that Dominion is making steps to bring offshore wind to Virginia. But this should have happened years ago. Dominion already lost a federal grant for $40 million for dragging its feet on the project. Will ratepayers have to foot that bill? Now, Dominion is moving forward because it has no choice it is clear that offshore wind is an economic winner.

Meanwhile, Dominion continues to push for dangerous climate-warming fossil fuel projects like the Atlantic Coast pipeline, along with the support of Governor Terry McAuliffe. The offshore wind pilot project is nowhere near whats needed to bring us to a clean energy economy. If McAuliffe and Dominion were truly serious about helping Virginia become a leader in clean energy, they would stop pushing for fracked-gas pipelines or offshore drilling and start focusing on expanding clean energy.


CONTACT: 
Denise Robbins, Communications Director; denise@chesapeakeclimate.org; 608-620-8819
Harrison Wallace, Virginia Policy Coordinator; harrison@chesapeakeclimate.org; 804-305-1472

Photo at the top from Flickr user Nuon with a Creative Commons license. 

06:15

Crowd of 65,000 Concert Goers Spontaneously Break into Singalong of Bohemian Rhapsody "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Singalong Song of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody

Photos: Steve Jennings | Green Day

When youre at a concert, waiting for your favorite performer to take the stage can be a boreeven with other music playing over the loudspeakers. Most of the time, these ambient tunes are ignored. After all, youre there to see a live act, not listen to the radio. During a recent Green Day concert in London, however, this pre-show ritual mightve been better than the main performance. A crowd of 65,000 fans broke into a giant, all-encompassing singalong when Queens iconic single Bohemian Rhapsody started to play.

The entire song was captured on videostart to finishfrom the behind the drum kit of Tr Cool. It shows an empty stage but beyond that, every inch of Hyde Park occupied by people. Together, the attendees' voices grow louder as they realize how many folks are joining in. The climax of the spontaneous performance hits during Brian May's unforgettable guitar solo. At that point, people cant stand still; they start jumping around, celebrating the greatness that is Bohemian Rhapsody.

With a energetic response like that, its no wonder that Freddie Mercury is one of the best singers of all time. Watch the entire video below. We bet youll start to singing along too!

Queen's iconic single Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the greatest singalong songs of all time. Need proof? Watch a crowd of 65,000 London concert goers perform it while waiting for Green Day to take the stage.

h/t: [Open Culture]

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06:15

Publicly Traded Bitcoin Startup BTCS Reveals Plan to Invest in ICOs "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Publicly traded bitcoin startup BTCS is planning to create a portfolio of digital assets, its CEO told shareholders in a new letter.

Source

06:08

Bisdemethoxycurcumin is able to sensitize cisplatin-resistant NSCLC cells to chemotherapeutic agents. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Apoptosis. 2017 Jul 4. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 28677094 Abstract Title:  Bisdemethoxycurcumin sensitizes cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cells to chemotherapy by inhibition of CA916798 and PI3K/AKT signaling. Abstract:  Curcumin, a dietary supplement or herbal medicine from Curcuma longa, has shown antitumor activity in different cancer cell lines and clinical trials. CA916798, a novel protein, is overexpressed in multidrug-resistant tumor cells. This study aimed to assess the effects of curcumin on regulating chemosensitivity in cisplatin-resistant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in vitro and to explore the underlying molecular mechanisms. Human cisplatin-sensitive A549 and cisplatin-resistant A549/CDDP lung adenocarcinoma cells were treated with curcumin to assess cell viability and gene modulations using quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and western blotting. CA916798 shRNA and point mutations were used to assess the CA916798 functions and phosphorylation sites. Bisdemethoxycurcumin sensitized cisplatin-resistant lung cancer cells to various chemotherapeutic agents, including cisplatin. Bisdemethoxycurcumin reduced the levels of CA916798 mRNA and protein in A549 and A549/CDDP cells, while it also suppressed phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signaling. CA916798, as a downstream gene, interacted with AKT after bisdemethoxycurcumin treatment in A549 and A549/CDDP cells. Moreover, A549/CDDP cells expressing the point-mutated CA916798-S20D protein were more resistant to cisplatin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, whereas tumor cells expressing CA916798-S20A, CA916798-S31A, CA916798-S60A, CA916798-S93A, or CA916798-T97A (different sites of amino acid phosphorylation) showed similar sensitivity or resistance to cisplatin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, compared with the control cells. Bisdemethoxycurcumin is able to sensitize cisplatin-resistant NSCLC cells to chemotherapeutic agents by inhibition of CA916798 and PI3K/AKT activities. Moreover, phosphorylation of CA916798 at the S20 residue plays a critical role in mediating bisdemethoxycurcumin antitumor activity.

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06:00

Miles Davis Dishes Dirt on His Fellow Jazz Musicians: The Trombone Player Should be Shot; That Ornette is F-ing Up the Trumpet "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Creative Commons photo by Tom Palumbo

The wandering bards of old disappeared when the printing press came to town. So too have the great bandleaders largely vanished in the age of the super producer and jet-setting DJ. But for a time in the jazz and rock worlds, Olympian figures like Frank Zappa and Miles Davis played several important roles: finding and mentoring the best musicians; mastering old forms and making them new again; serving as curators, arbiters, and contrarians issuing loud pronouncements on anything and everything as unsparing cultural critics.

Do we need tongues as sharp as Zappa and Daviss in contemporary pop culture? Maybe, maybe not. They didnt seem to enjoy much of anything they werent directly involved in creating. But man, was it fun to watch them dispense with the niceties and speak their brutal truths. Weve heard from Zappa on everything from his loathing of the Velvet Underground to the fascism of the PMRC to the morbidity of the entire music industry. Davis observations  were equally cutting. His fascinating autobiography, writes Kirk Hamilton at Kotaku, is loaded with shit-talking, dismissals, and general acerbic jerkiness. It is fantastic.




But you neednt pick up Miles book to get an earful of his acid-tongued judgments. We need only revisit the series of blindfold tests he did for Downbeat magazine in the fifties and sixties. These experiments had famous musicians listen to new music, try to pick out who is playing, then offer th...

05:56

Curcumin mediates anticancer effects by modulating multiple cell signaling pathways. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  Clin Sci (Lond). 2017 Aug 1 ;131(15):1781-1799. Epub 2017 Jul 5. PMID: 28679846 Abstract Title:  Curcumin mediates anticancer effects by modulating multiple cell signaling pathways. Abstract:  Curcumin, a component of a spice native to India, was first isolated in 1815 by Vogel and Pelletier from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (turmeric) and, subsequently, the chemical structure of curcumin as diferuloylmethane was reported by Milobedzka et al. [(1910) 43., 2163-2170]. Since then, this polyphenol has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal activities. The current review primarily focuses on the anticancer potential of curcumin through the modulation of multiple cell signaling pathways. Curcumin modulates diverse transcription factors, inflammatory cytokines, enzymes, kinases, growth factors, receptors, and various other proteins with an affinity ranging from the pM to the mM range. Furthermore, curcumin effectively regulates tumor cell growth via modulation of numerous cell signaling pathways and potentiates the effect of chemotherapeutic agents and radiation against cancer. Curcumin can interact with most of the targets that are modulated by FDA-approved drugs for cancer therapy. The focus of this review is to discuss the molecular basis for the anticancer activities of curcumin based on preclinical and clinical findings.

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05:52

PASSAGES: Hgna Sigurardttir Anspach (19292017) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Guja Dgg Hauksdttir on Hgna Sigurardttir Anspach (19292017)

05:49

Bug Out Bag System "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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A forest fire burns near Kelowna, BC, 2013.

by Sakej Ward, July 9, 2017
Considering the wild fires in BC and the provincial state of emergency, I know their is a lot of our people wondering how to prepare for such an emergency. I want to help out, a little bit, by providing a packing list for a Bug Out Bag System, think of it as a evacuation bag list. If you are in a threatened area and may have to face the threat of a wild fire start to prepare now.  Hope is not a strategy!

The Bug Out Bag System

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05:45

France Has a Cozy Owl-Shaped Cabin to Comfortably Spend a Night Off-the-Grid "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Owl Cabin Animal Architecture Rural France Zebra3

Bordeaux-based contemporary art company Zebra3 has creatively paired animals with architecture for a recentand arguably their most adorableproject. Called Les Guetteurs (The Watchers), this big-eyed bungalow is composed of three wooden owls that huddle together to form a sunny and off-the-grid two-story cabin.

Crafted from timber and featuring feather-like, plywood shingles, Les Guetteurs puts a cute and clever twist on the traditional cabin. Its loft-inspired interior is both cozy and quirky. A large, round bedundoubtedly inspired by a nestserves as the focal point of the cabin's second floor. This statement piece is accentuated by similarly-shaped windows that cleverly double as the owls' eyes. Additionally, the whimsical work of animal architecture is situated at the edge of a dock, emphasizing its isolated state and giving guests ample privacy.

The Les Guetteurs project was pioneered by Zebra3's talented designer, Candice Ptrillo. When planning the peculiar piece, Ptrillo was predominantly inspired by the local landscapenamely, the tiny owls that burrow in Bordeaux's marshland. Given the prevalence of these birds and the serenity of the cabin's surroundings, Ptrillo was immediately drawn to the owl aesthetic. The idea of birds came to me very quickly, she explained. After the last extension of the commercial zone, I saw migrants swirling around in the sky, looking for the old dried wetland. The nod of animal eye and the curve of the object are a tribute to the sculptors Franois Pompon and Franois-Xavier Lalanne.

Les Guetteurs is one of many Refuges Priurbains (peri-urban shelters) popping up all over the outskirts of Bordeaux. If you'd like to spend the night under Zebra3&#821...

05:45

Judicial Corruption in Family Courts Exposed "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Parents petition to remove Commissioner Rocky Crabb from the bench in Los Angeles.

Health Impact News

Judicial corruption is a topic we have reported on frequently at Health Impact News, particularly in our Medical Kidnapping stories on MedicalKidnap.com.

A documentary film called Divorce Corp. states:

More money flows through the family courts, and into the hands of courthouse insiders, than in all other court systems in America combined over $50 billion a year and growing.

More about the documentary:

Through extensive research and interviews with the nations top divorce lawyers, mediators, judges, politicians, litigants and journalists, DIVORCE CORP. uncovers how children are torn from their homes, unlicensed custody evaluators extort money, and abusive judges play god with peoples lives while enriching their friends.

This explosive documentary reveals the family courts as unregulated, extra-constitutional fiefdoms. Rather than assist victims of domestic crimes, these courts often precipitate them. And rather than help parents and children move on, as they are mandated to do, these courts and their associates drag out cases for years, sometimes decades, ultimately resulting in a rash of social ills, including home foreclosure, bankruptcy, suicide and violence. Solutions to the crisis are sought out in countries where divorce is handled in a more holistic manner.

The film has a YouTube channel featuring the Family Law Report. We are including here a 4-part series on judicial corruption in family law with film producer Joe Sorge and New York attorney and former assistant district attorney Susan Settenbrino.

For previous articles we have published on the topic of judicial corruption, see:

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05:40

Why Photographers Fail "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Recently there has been a spate of very sad, and ultimately defeatist articles decrying the death of photography. We have no shortage of examples. Seriously.

In all their pain and detailed examples of how the art and business of photography have been ruined (their words), I can find little to no examples of the basic, most important reason that photographers are falling behind. And that is: photographers are wildly devotedly, happily, and ecstatically in LOVE with the processes of photography. Like any devoted partner, they see the relationship as sacrosanct and the most important in their lives.

And they are totally 100% wrong to be so. At least wrong in the exclusion of understanding what it means to love the process without acknowledging its personal nature.

Photography is a process, plain and simple. Romanticizing it makes it more difficult to change, to adapt to new rules, and to find solutions that are not instantly visible. While photographers are deeply committed to and in love with the process of photography, their clients are simply not. We call that a disconnect. And a shame.

Let me give some examples

1. The often repeated mantra of everyone is a photographer now followed by a dramatic and heavy sigh meant to make us feel the pain of these words.

What they are saying is that at one time, photography was a devoted mistress only available for the chosen few who took the time to court her with roses and champagne and hours and hours of practice. Now they feel betrayed because making a photograph does not require that long, tedious process. And it breaks their heart.

But, you see, clients are not interested in that relationship. They require images that speak to their customers. Whether or not they were created by someone who has 25 years of experience, or a teenage girl in the suburbs if it sells their stuff, they are totally happy. And they should be.

2. The obsessive nature of gear acquisition.

Photographers are simply in love with this facet of the business. They love their gear. We see unboxing videos, and tribes of shooters devoted to one manufacturer or another. T-shirts proclaim an undying love for a specific brand while sponsors build more and more loyalty by infusing the gear acquisition with an almost mystical attachment.

In fact, gear-based websites, blog posts, Tweets, and Facebook postings seem to far, far exceed posts on the images created. A blog that discusses mirrorless cameras will...

05:27

Modern Quilling with Paper Cutting - Akiko Makihara "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

An artistic friend in Oz sent me the link to Akiko Makihara's map of Australia that she had posted on Instagram (@sunandmoonkid). I was so glad to be introduced to Akiko's unique work! While she...

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05:27

G20 Memories, The Firm Handshake "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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To me, the most memorable moment of the G-20 Summit was the handshake between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Theres no reason for Russia and United States to be engaged in a new cold war. Or a hot war arranged by globalists and central bankers. President Trump showed that hes quite capable of marshaling a foreign policy and protecting Americas interests. He made it clear that he placed America first by wearing an American flag pin on his lapel, rather than the G-20 pin. You can bet the constantly bowing Obama would have worn the latter pin.

German Chancellor Merkel, Hillarys favorite world leader, represented the globalist interests which include endless immigration, socialism, and climate change, which is being used to help bring about worldwide communism. Both Putin and Trump are resisting such immigration and global elite control as well as the climate change malarky. This makes them both bad guys in the eyes of the fake news legacy media. A left wing reporter from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation smeared President Trump by stating he had no capacity to lead the free world. Wrong. Hes just not going along with the globalist agendaand thats refreshing. Tr...

05:23

Shirtless police officer steps on handcuffed mans back, doctor watches at First Nation nursing station "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Still image from video shows police standing on Romeo Wesleys back as he lays handcuffed on the floor.

Coroners inquest examines how Romeo Wesley, 34, died after being restrained at Cat Lake nursing station

By Jody Porter, CBC News, July 10, 2017

Police officers pepper-sprayed Romeo Wesley, subdued him with a baton, handcuffed him, then stepped on his back and neck with their boots on the night the 34-year-old died at the Health Canada nursing station in Cat Lake First Nation.

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05:22

Content Coin Presents the Benefit of Blockchain Technology to VR/AR Industry "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The media and entertainment industry is moving on from print and regular audio-visual media to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), offering a more immersive experience to the customers. While there is a lot of interest surrounding VR/AR applications, the industry is still in its nascent stages with a majority of the users falling Continue reading Content Coin Presents the Benefit of Blockchain Technology to VR/AR Industry

The post Content Coin Presents the Benefit of Blockchain Technology to VR/AR Industry appeared first on NEWSBTC.

05:17

B.C. is burning: 10,000 people displaced in hot, dry conditions "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

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Nevaeh Porter, 8, is comforted by her grandmother Angie Thorne as they view the remains of their home that was destroyed by wildfire on the Ashcroft First Nation, near Ashcroft, B.C., late Sunday. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Evacuation orders issued in many communities, $100 million relief fund set up

By Roshini Nair, CBC News, July 10, 2017

Wide swaths of forests in British Columbias Interior are burning after a lightning storm Friday afternoon ignited brush parched from weeks of relentless hot, dry weather.

The Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast regions of the province have been under extreme fire danger for the past two weeks and hot, dry conditions ...

05:15

Tens of thousands of innocent greyhounds have been killed over the last 50 years in this death camp for dogs. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

One of the worst places for dogs on the planet is going to finally shut down forever.

The Canidrome, a brutal greyhound racetrack in Macau, a territory in southeastern China, holds about 700 greyhounds at a time in its cramped cages and euthanizes about 30 each month for not winning enough races.
 "The Canidrome is truly the worst racetrack in the world, Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA Worldwide, one of the advocacy groups that has been working since 2012 to get this track shut down, told The Dodo. There is no adoption program. No dog gets out alive and tens of thousands of innocent greyhounds have been killed over the last 50 years at this death camp for dogs.

Already winding down operations this year, the track has been ordered to close by the Macau government and is expected to completely shut down by July 2018.

Credit: GREY2K USA Worldwide

The dogs were often imported from breeders in Australia, and lived very short lives at the Canidrome. If a dog finished fourth or worse in five sequential races, hed be euthanized. It was estimated that every greyhound who arrived at the Canidrome would die within three years.We welcome the news that the Chinese government has ordered this atrocity to end, Dorchak said. GREY2K USA Worldwide is already working with ANIMA, a shelter in Macau, to help find homes for the estimated 650 dogs retiring from the track. The first few lucky dogs have already been released to safety. 

Once the track is closed, it has been proposed that schools for local children be built there instead.

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05:15

Avoidance of Nuclear Holocaust Urgently Demands Full Female Freedom Now "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Male dominated religions are a threat to human survival. Womens freedom from male domination becomes an even more urgent option.

05:12

B.C. wildfire evacuees say they are in shock "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

05:11

In Just 5 Minutes, This Incredible Video Will Forever Change How You See the World "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

BY SOFO ARCHON

The world we have created and are living in is chaotic and destructive, yet because weve been born in it we are so used to its ways that most of us cant even see that.

The following short yet incredibly powerful video does a wonderful job in making us see the world from a whole different perspective, awaking us to our crazy way of living and urging us to shift our behavior for the benefit of ourselves and our planet.

Video credit: SteveCutts

The post In Just 5 Minutes, This Incredible Video Will Forever Change How You See the World appeared first on The Unbounded Spirit.

05:10

Benjamin Fulford Update: Out of 20 G20 leaders 19 are fraud endorsing bankster slaves "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Last weekends G20 meeting of so-called world leaders was very revealing because 19 out of 20 of them publicly endorsed the fraud based global warming scam known as the Paris accords. This happened despite the fact carbon-based global warming is being proved both legally and scientifically to be a fraud.

Michael Mann, the author of the global warming hockey stick graph that is used by the UN endorsed IPCC is facing a jail sentence after refusing a judges request to show how he got the data to back his claims the world is rapidly warming. Meanwhile, another scientific study showed that almost all the warming recorded in recent years is the result of the temperature data being raised after it was measured.

http://principia-scientific.org/breaking-fatal-courtroom-act-ruins-michael-hockey-stick-mann/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/05/exclusive-study-finds-temperature-adjustments-account-for-nearly-all-of-the-warming-in-climate-data/

By ignoring facts and pushing the Rothschild backed global warming fraud, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin proved they were Rothschild lackeys. The only leader who has publicly renounced the global warming fraud is US President Donald Trump and that is why Khazarian mafia controlled media portray him as isolated.

However, things are changing at a deeper level, according to CIA, Pentagon and other sources. The military and intelligence apparatuses of Russia, the United States and China are all cooperating despite any hostile posturing by these countries respective politicians, the sources say.

This may be why Pope Francis felt the need to call up a journalist last week to issue the following statement:
I am afraid there are very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world: America and Russia, China and North Korea, Russia and Assad in the war in Syria.

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/pope-francis-says-america-has-distorted-vision-world

Remember it was Pope Francis who handed Trump a 260 page document endorsing the climate change fraud when they met in May.

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05:09

Franklin Graham Issues Urgent Prayer Alert Over Unfathomable Event "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Franklin Graham issued an urgent warning on behalf of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill infant to whom the U.K. government wants to deny life-sustaining treatment.

Read more at End Time Headlines.

05:07

Short Article Reveals the Undeniable Facts About Flood Damage Restoration and How It Can Affect You "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

You will discover a great deal of other things youre able to do to lower the damage. Water damage can be extremely devastating and proper cleaning. It can occur due to a number of disasters. There are lots of different reasons for water damage and they are able to be quite unexpected in nature. Simple measures that could protect against water damage are, check your water pipes and be certain theres no leaks. Having water damage in any portion of your house or property is an important issue.

Different kinds of damages need various approaches. Thus such damages arent likely to impact the wellness of infants and pets. If youre enduring water damages, it really is actually bet to call the interest of water restoration services to help you. Like in the other places around the Earth, Tampa H20 damages in homes are segregated into three categories of clear, gray and black H20.

The procedure for water damage cleanup demands heavy equipments. It is to determine The Amount of Loss only. The water restoration procedure has to be fast to reduce the level of damage, and so as to accelerate the process you need to know about a few factors which will assist you to finish the water restoration in a time limit of 24 to two days.

You do not have to search for another company to do separate damage repair services. You need to find a business that can also deal with repairs to ceilings, floors, cabinets, and other appliances which may have sustained damage. Water restoration provider plays a critical function in helping you out when youre stuck with flood damage. There are a number of companies who focus on water damage restoration, but youll have to be careful as you search for one. Hiring the incorrect restoration company may only increase the tension and hustle you have. An excellent water damage restoration company is likely to do more than just resolve the reason for the damage.

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GET READY FOR A WORLD CURRENCY BY 2018 30 Year Old Prediction Coming True "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


This is a clip from the Economist Vol. 306 from January 9, 1988.
THIRTY years from now, Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, lets say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than todays national currencies, which by then will seem a quaint cause of much
disruption to economic life in the last twentieth century.
It doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that they are steering this all into this direction. This prediction from almost 30 years ago is coming true right before our very eyes. With still more time left before 2018 is here, it would be wise to research whats behind the technology and rise of cryptocurrencies.
As i stated, this could very well be the way the try to usher in their one world currency! Stay Tuned for More!
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Running the picket fence at blossom bar. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

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05:04

Is Kesha Crying Out to God in New Single, Praying? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Kesha begs for Gods intervention in her new single, Praying. Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams? Those horrible dreams that seem

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05:03

Tapering Strips for Benzodiazepines "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

In 2003 I experienced the worst depression I had ever had in my entire life, and I started to use antidepressants. As a patient and as a scientist I started reading about depression and about antidepressants. Quickly I found out that it can be very difficult to stop using these drugs. For the antidepressant I use, Venlafaxine, it is practically impossible to stop without suffering from withdrawal symptoms. If today I forget to take my daily capsule, tomorrow morning I will experience the first symptoms of withdrawal.

The best way to minimise withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the dose over a prolonged period of time. How long? Nobody really knows. This can differ between patients. If a patient has the opportunity to take enough time, my guess is that most if not all withdrawal symptoms can be prevented. The same is true for other types of drugs, for instance benzodiazepines, where physical dependence after chronic use is another major problem.

July 11th is Benzodiazepine Awareness Day and also the birthday of Professor Heather Ashton, famous now for her work on helping people withdraw from difficult-to-stop drugs like benzodiazepines. She has been advocating very gradual tapering, over periods of months and if necessary even years. She also advocates patient-choice and shared decision making, saying that doctors who want to help their patients should listen to them and work together during the taper. Shared decision-making empowers patients and encourages them to take responsibility for their own treatment.

Realising a gradual tapering method in daily practice has turned out to be very difficult. The major problem, in my opinion, is the fact that the different doses needed to do this are not readily available. After becoming aware of these problems and with the help off others (and making a very long story very short here) I became involved in the development of so-called Tapering Strips. Currently these tapering strips are available for patients in the Netherlands for 24 different drugs, including the benzodiazepines clonazepam, diazepam, lorazepam, oxazepam and temazepam.

A tapering strip uses the same principle as the coins we use to pay small amounts of money with. We can pay 40 cents using three coins  one of 25, one of 10 and one of 5 cents or 20 cents using two coins of 10 cents or four coins of 5. With pills we can do the same. What we need is pills with low doses and we can then put together every dose we want.

The practical problem is how to deal with this as a patient. We found that a practical solution to solve this was readily available. We package the pills for each separate daily dosage in a pouch of so-called baxter strips, or medication on a roll. Each roll provides medication for a practically convenient period of 28 days.

One size fits all does not work. It is not pos...

05:00

11,700 Free Photos from John Margolies Archive of Americana Architecture: Download, Use & Re-Mix "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Many connoisseurs of architecture are enthralled by the modernist philosophy of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and I M Pei, who shared a belief that form follows function, or, as Wright had it, that form and function are one.

Others of us delight in gas stations shaped like teapots and restaurants shaped like fish or doughnuts. If theres a philosophy behind these insistently playful visions, it likely has something to do with joyand pulling in tourists.

Art historian John Margolies (1940-2016), responding to the beauty of such quirky visions, scrambled to preserve the evidence, transforming into a respected, self-taught photographer in the process. A Guggenheim Foundation grant and the financial support of architect Philip Johnson allowed him to log over four decades worth of trips on Americas blue highways, hoping to capture his quarry before it disappeared for good.

Despite Johnsons patronage, and his own stints as an Architectural Record editor and Architectural League of New York program director, he seemed to welcome the ruffled minimalist feathers his enthusiasm for mini golf courses, theme motels, and eye-catching roadside attractions occasioned.

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04:56

Why we need Martha and Mary back in the same House! "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

(By Ricky Scapaaro) In this message, we will discuss why it is important to possess the characteristics of both Martha and Mary and how having

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04:50

Warm spells in Arctic stunt crop yields across US, study suggests "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Unusually warm periods in the Arctic stunt vegetation growth and crop yields across North America, a new study suggests.

The study is a new angle on the relatively recent area of research connecting rapid warming in the Arctic with the weather of mid-latitude regions.

Reduced plant and crop growth is down to two factors, the researchers say: severe cold in northern North America and dry conditions in south-central US. These are both linked to very warm spring temperatures in the Arctic, the study says.

But while the study adds to the weight of evidence that there is a connection between a warm Arctic and mid-latitude weather, it doesnt tackle the critical question of whether one causes the other, another scientist tells Carbon Brief.

Arctic amplification

Temperatures in the Arctic are increasing around three times as fast as the global average a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification. One of the main reasons is the loss of sea ice in the region. As the extent of the sea ice declines, energy from the sun that would have been reflected away is instead absorbed by the ocean.

In addition to the direct impacts of rapid Arctic warming most notably the loss of sea ice scientists also think that it could be having an indirect effect on weather patterns in the mid-latitude regions of the northern hemisphere.

This relatively recent and sometimes controversial area of research has linked a warming Arctic with very cold winters in the UK, North America and Central Asia, as well as longer-lasting summer heatwaves in Russia.

The new study, published in Nature Geoscience, takes the theory a step further  not only linking a warm Arctic to unusual weather patterns in North America, but also to the impacts on plant growth and crop yields....

04:50

How LSD opened minds and changed America "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

In the 1950s and 60s, a set of social psychological experiments seemed to show that human beings were easily manipulated by low and moderate amounts of peer pressure, even to the point of violence. It was a stunning research program designed in response to the horrors of the Holocaust, which required the active participation of so many people, and the findings seemed to suggest that what happened there was part of human nature.

What we know now, though, is that this research was undertaken at an unusually conformist time. Mothers were teaching their children to be obedient, loyal, and to have good manners. Conformity was a virtue and people generally sought to blend in with their peers. It wouldnt last.

At the same time as the conformity experiments were happening, something that would contribute to changing how Americans thought about conformity was being cooked up: the psychedelic drug, LSD.

Lysergic acid diethylamide was first synthesized in 1938 in the routine process of discovering new drugs for medical conditions. The first person to discover it psychedelic properties its tendency to alter how we see and think was the scientist who invented it, Albert Hoffmann. He ingested it accidentally, only to discover that it induces a dreamlike state in which he perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors.

By the 1950s , LSD was being administered to unwitting American in a secret, experimental mind control program conducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency, one that would last 14 years and occur in over 80 locations. Eventually the fact of the secret program would leak out to the public, and so would LSD.

It was the 1960s and America was going through a countercultural revolution. The Civil Rights movement was challenging persistent racial inequality, the womens and gay liberation movements were staking claims on equality for women and sexual minorities, the sexual revolution said no to social rules surrounding sexuality and, in the second decade of an intractable war with Vietnam, Americans were losing patience with the government. Obedience had gone out of style.

LSD was the perfect drug for the era. For its proponents, there was something about the experience of being on the drug that made the whole concept o...

04:33

They even had a special photo shoot "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Finding the right home for a shelter dog can often take a lot of time and patience. Waiting for a home, with no idea when the wait will be over, can take its toll on even the sweetest of dogs and so one shelter decided to do something to pamper the pups who have been waiting far too long. 

The RSPCA recently took eight of its longest resident shelter dogs Luna, Trixie, Diamond, Freddie, Bandit, Marvin, Roxy and George to the Egerton House Hotel for a day of pampering and relaxation. Staffers wanted to get them out of the sometimes depressing shelter life and into a luxurious, swanky environment where they could truly feel like kings and queens for the day. 

Credit: Joseph Sinclair

The eight dogs have been at the shelter for a combined total of over four years 1,708 days to be exact. After so much time spent waiting, the staff felt that these dogs had more than earned a day off. 

Each of the eight dogs that went on the little field trip came from rough beginnings, and they all more than deserve a second chance at having a fabulous life. George the senior pit bull was found living all alone in an abandoned house and Trixie the pit bull was adopted through the RSPCA a while ago and then found abandoned again later on. Luna was left all alone when her owner sadly passed away, and little Freddie was adopted and then returned just weeks later. Theyve all been through their struggles, but theyre still the sweetest dogs, and deserved a day of luxury more than anyone. 

Credit: Joseph Sinclair

Shelter staff hoped that a day out of the shelter would help the dogs to relax, perhaps making them seem a little happier and a little more adoptable when potential families stopped by. Staff hoped Bandit in particular would be able to relax a little, as the poor dog has been incredibly stressed out by shelter life, and desperately needed a day out of his kennel. 

Credit: Joseph Sinclair

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Her tail started wagging as soon as she saw him. "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When Lyle Muskat and his family decided to adopt a second dog, they had one specific requirement in mind: They wanted a dog who had a very low chance of getting adopted.

The Muskat family, who are based in Toronto, learned about Free Korean Dogs, an organization that rescues dogs from meat farms in South Korea and transports them to new homes in North America. Muskat started corresponding with Ek Park, the organizations founder, about possibly adopting a dog  and Park told Muskat about the plight of larger dogs rescued from the meat farms.

Credit: Free Korean Dogs

She said ... larger dogs dont really get adopted out because people dont want to spend money on shipping them over, Muskat told The Dodo. So I thought, Well, if these smaller dogs are getting adopted out, Id rather get a larger dog that has even less of a chance.

The Muskat familys search led them to Gucci, a 1-year-old Korean mastiff who was one of 55 dogs rescued from a meat farm in Namyangju, Korea, in 2016. Korean mastiffs are common dogs at meat farms due to their large body size, but theyre not desirable pets in South Korea.

Credit: Free Korean Dogs

So while most of the smaller dogs rescued with her had already adopted, Gucci had been living at the shelter for over 5 months. On top of everything else, Gucci had a broken leg that healed in a funny way, which left her limping.

I said, You know what? I want to bring in this dog, Muskat said. We dont have a lot of money, but wed feel really good if we adopted a dog that came from such a severe place, and brought him into our family.

Credit: Free Korean Dogs

But when Gucci finally arrived at the Toronto airport, she was terrified of everything and everyone.

She was sitting in the back of the crate, and she wouldnt move, Muskat said. She didnt know what the hell was going on. I opened the door, but she would not come out.

By chance, Muskat had brought along his other rescue dog Charley, another mastiff, and he wondered if Charley would help Gucci feel more comfortable.
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04:25

Sand mining, land reclamation meet fierce resistance in Makassar "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

MAKASSAR, Indonesia Sand mining in the waters off the southern tip of Indonesias Sulawesi Island has been put on hold by the provincial government after multiple ferocious rejections from locals who seek to protect their livelihoods and the environment. The sand is slated for the creation of five artificial islands covering 157.23 hectares (0.6 square miles) off the coast of the South Sulawesi's provincial capital, Makassar an area thats been named Centre Point of Indonesia. The new islands are estimated to use about 22 million cubic meters (777 million cubic feet) of sand and gravel mined both on- and off-shore in the nearby Gowa and Takalar districts. Area fishermen fear the sand mining could damage fish stocks, and complain it's unfair to allow industrial-scale offshore mining when fishers face harsh penalties if they engage in destructive practices like dynamite fishing. The land-reclamation scheme is also facing a lawsuit from environment activists who allege the project was launched before all the necessary permits were in place. In recent months, the dispute over the project has reached fever pitch, with opponents threatening to torch dredging ships and take officials hostage. Meanwhile, proponents of the project see it as a push for regional infrastructure development in South Sulawesi, which posted 7.41 percent economic growth in 2016 compared to the countrys 5.02 percent. South Sulawesi Governor Syahrul Yasin Limpo has said the project, which is in the shape of a garuda the Hindu mythical bird that is the countrys national symbol

04:21

NewsBTC In Conversation with Marco Streng, Genesis Mining Co-Founder & CEO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

NewsBTC: Genesis Mining recently entered the Indian market. How has the response been so far? Marco Streng: Fantastic!   Apart from the fact that India has quickly grown to be a top market for us, we have been very happy to see the volume, maturity, and engagement grow on our Social Media, website & customer Continue reading NewsBTC In Conversation with Marco Streng, Genesis Mining Co-Founder & CEO

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04:20

These Portraits of Landfill Dogs Save Them from Getting Put Down "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Photographer Shannon Johnstone is on a mission to save dogs from death. After shooting widely published photos showing the realities of animal shelter euthanasia, she began working on a new project called Landfill Dogs.

Each week, Johnstone take one of the most overlooked dogs at the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, and does a photo shoot with them at Landfill Park, a former landfill that has since been turned into a public park.

The location is used because the dogs will end up in a landfill if they do not find a home, Johnstone tells PetaPixel. These photographs are their last chance. They will be euthanized and their bodies will be buried deep in the landfill among our trash. Below the surface at Landfill Park there are more than 25,000 dogs buried. I think of this park as a burial ground.

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04:14

The Battle for the Net: freeCodeCamp Joins the July 12 Fight for Net Neutrality "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Network by Michael Durst

This Wednesday, websites, online communitiesand all the Americans who use themwill come together to sound the alarm about the Federal Communication Commissions attack on net neutrality.

Heres how you can join the protest and spread the word.

Right now, new FCC Chairman and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai has a plan to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies immense control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, the FCC will give companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T control over what we can see and do on the internet. Theyll be legally able to slow down websites who dont pay them, or completely block websites they dont like.

If we lose net neutrality, we could soon face an Internet where some of your favorite websites are forced into a slow lane online, while deep-pocketed companies who can afford expensive new prioritization fees have special fast lane access to Internet userstilting the playing field in their favor.

But on July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. Websites, Internet users, and online communities will stand tall, and sound the alarm about the FCCs attack on net neutra...

04:09

Experts Reveal Easiest Way To Sleep Better And Beat Insomnia "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dawn Luger

Scientists in the United States have been looking at the causes of sleep disorders for decades. But getting a good nights sleep is easy, they say; and heres all you need to stave off a lack of slumber.

Having a sense of purpose in life is the missing link for many who suffer from a lack of sleep, according to experts. The secret to a good nights sleep is simply having a good reason to get up in the morning, according to US researchers who surveyed people on their sleeping habits and sense of purpose. People who felt like their lives had meaning and value suffered substantially less from sleep apnea (a sleep disorder that makes breathing shallow) and insomnia.

A more positive mindset may be the single thing a person needs to kick the insomnia drugs and get that well-needed night of sleep. Purpose in life, according to the Sleep Science and Practice Journal, is generally conceptualized as ones sense of meaning and directedness in his/her life, essentially having aspirations and goals for the future and feeling that experiences in life are meaningful.

04:09

Rooftop by Fin DAC in San Francisco "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Our friend Fin DAC is definitely a man of his word. Hot on the heels of his recent Bratislava piece, the Irish artist presents us with another street piece for 2017 and, as promised, this isnt just a mural.

Shukumei is an addition to the artists Hidden Beauty series but, as stated by the artist himself, Theres something a little bit special about this one.

Painted on a rooftop in the west coast city of San Francisco over the course of 5 days, and battling typical SF summer weather, the artist has produced yet another artwork that takes its lead from the surface its painted on.

As he explains in the making-of video (see below), a rooftop skylight in the centre of the roof informed or perhaps even dictated the eventual design. Check the night-time shots where the light pours out of the skylight from the building below.

As always with his Hidden Beauty offerings, he has not divulged the exact location but eagle-eyed viewers might get some clues from the making-of video.

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04:09

Heavy rains, floods and landslides leave seven dead in northern Vietnam "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Heavy rains that started falling over Vietnam's northern, mountainous regions on July 7, 2017 caused severe flooding that caused deaths of at least 7 persons and left 1 missing, according to the latest report from the country's Office of the Central...... Read more

Paris hit by heaviest July deluge since 1880, France "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A storm that hit French capital Paris on Sunday night, July 9, 2017 dumped 49.2 mm (1.9 inches) of rain within 60 minutes, flooding streets, homes and metro stations within minutes. It was the city's heaviest July rainfall since records began in 1880. According...... Read more

04:01

Total Recall "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Time was when the tabloid media and their characteristic reporting reigned supreme at the supermarket check-out lines. It doesnt seem to be that long ago, that as we waited in queue for an actual person (even now the term has become one of debate) to check out the products we were being programmed to purchase. []

04:00

We are the Women. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

We were raped by souls that were tormented by other souls Our wings clipped Throats slashed And the blood that remains paints the sky of rouge

04:00

MCAP Labs- A serious step towards standardization of cryptocurrency world "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The last few years have witnessed a paradigm shift with the advent of ICOs, funding technology-driven blockchain startups. Their decentralized model of self-financing through community participation has benefitted both the investors and the owners. However, over the past couple of months, we have observed that the absence of any standard process regarding a crowdsale has Continue reading MCAP Labs- A serious step towards standardization of cryptocurrency world

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03:57

Benjamin Fulford -- July 10th, 2017: Out of 20 G20 leaders 19 are fraud endorsing bankster slaves "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) In honor of Ben's wishes to withhold posting the full update here is a portion of his report.

This post will be updated after approximately 3 days since its initial release; usually on Thursday.


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Source - Benjamin Fulford

Last weekends G20 meeting of so-called world leaders was very revealing because 19 out of 20 of them publicly endorsed the fraud based global warming scam known as the Paris accords. This happened despite the fact carbon-based global warming is being proved both legally and scientifically to be a fraud.
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03:56

Are You Disrespecting Your Child with this Type of Attention? "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"





This past weekend was the 4th of July, and I went to visit my mom and her husband with my 2.5 year old.

There were many people there from both sides of the family, and while I dont blame (ok, maybe I do a little) them, I couldnt help but to notice how unconscious so many people are about how they interract with children. I dont blame them because the very culture we are all brought up in has a fundamental phobia and lack of understanding around children. If you look around, childism is covertly operating all throughout society from the way we speak to kids, to the way we educate them, to the way we dont allow them to go many places, etc. In this post I want to address the way we speak to them. It is ironic because when people do it, they actually think they are being friendly or engaging the child in a respectful way, but they are actually mocking and belitting them because they are coming from the stance that the child is dumb.

The child being dumb may not be the conscious thought had by the other person, but remember, childism is unconscious, mostly. It is woven into the fabric of society. One (of many) exchanges between my bright 2.5 year old son and another adult went a bit like this:

*My son picks up a hat, examines it, and puts it on his head*

*Adult immediately gets up in his face and says,

What you got there buddy?! You got a hat? You like putting hats on your head?!

*My son stares back with a furrowed brow*

Look! I got a hat on, too! Do you like my hat?! Do you have a lot of hats back at home?!

*My son takes the hat off, throws it on the ground and walks away*

Haha! Well, ok! Fine then

 

Upon first reading this you might think, Whats the big deal? Seems like a nice guy trying to talk to your kid.

And yes, I do not doubt the good intentions, but ask yourself, do you think he would have spoken this way to another adult who put a hat on? The likely answer is no. My son was simply minding his own business and modeling what he sees adults do (putting on hats without a fuss) only to get put under a huge microscope and have someone make a big deal about him putting a hat on. I often see that adults have this way of abrasively intervening on children when they are in the midst of things like exploration, thought, and imagination.


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03:52

US, INDIA, JAPAN STAGE LARGEST JOINT DRILLS TO ADDRESS MARITIME SECURITY THREATS "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


The US has begun naval exercises with Japan and India, with the US Navy saying the drills will help the countries tackle maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region. China says it hopes the cooperation isnt aimed against a third country.
The US Navy, the Indian Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began the Malabar 2017 exercises in Chennai, India, on Sunday, according to the US Pacific Fleet.

The annual drills are aimed at addressing the variety of shared threats to maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific, the Navy said last week.

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One Truth about Owning our Sexuality we can All Benefit From. {Adult} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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03:49

How Yoni Massage helped me Heal from Generational Trauma & Shame. {Adult} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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03:46

5 LARGEST COMPANIES ACCEPTING BITCOIN PAYMENTS "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


No longer shunning and brushing Bitcoin under the carpet, some of the worlds biggest companies have seen the light and are accepting digital currencies as a form of payment.

Bitcoins reputation as an obscure currency that is only used on the Darknet has long been left behind as the digital currency finds itself more in the mainstream than in shadowy corners. The growth of the currency as an asset, as well as the technology behind it, has sparked the interest of a lot of forward-thinking and progressive companies. The likes of Microsoft, Overstock.com, DISH Network, Intuit, and even the rival of sorts PayPal are all utilizing Bitcoin.

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The Unconventional Therapy that got me Back in the Sex Game. {Adult} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As a woman who had recently come into her own in terms of sexual prowess, I had given away much of my sexual competence to my

03:42

Heads Up! Hanford to Demolish Contaminated Ventilation Stack This Week "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


In just a few days, the Plutonium Finishing Plants ventilation stack will be demolished.

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03:42

Water extracts of Taraxacum coreanum Nakai acutely and chronically protected against gastritis and gastric ulcer. "IndyWatch Feed Health"

PMID:  J Ethnopharmacol. 2017 Jul 4. Epub 2017 Jul 4. PMID: 28687507 Abstract Title:  Gastroprotective actions of Taraxacum coreanum Nakai water extracts in ethanol-induced rat models of acute and chronic gastritis. Abstract:  ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Taraxacum coreanum Nakai has been traditionally used for treating inflammatory diseases including gastrointestinal diseases.AIM OF THE STUDY: We studied whether water extracts of Taraxacum coreanum Nakai (TCN) had a protective effect on acute and chronic gastritis induced by ethanol/HCl in an animal model of gastritis and its mechanism was also explored.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the acute study, rats were orally administered 0.15g/mL dextrin (normal-control), 0.15g/mL dextrin (control), 0.05g/mL TCN (TCN-L), 0.15g/mL TCN (TCN-H), or 0.01g/ml omeprazole (orally; positive-control), followed by oral administration of 1ml of 60% ethanol plus 150mM HCl (inducer). In the chronic study, rats were administered 10% diluted inducer in drinking water, and 0.6% dextrin, 0.2% or 0.6% TCN, and 0.05% omeprazole were administered in chow for 4 weeks. Acid content, gastric structure, oxidative stress, and markers of inflammation in the stomach tissue were measured at the end of experiment.RESULTS: Acute and chronic ethanol/HCl administration caused the inner layer of the stomach to redden, hemorrhage, and edema in the control group; TCN-H reduced these symptoms more effectively than did the omeprazole positive-control. Acid production and total acidity in the stomach increased in the control group, which was markedly suppressed by omeprazole. TCN also reduced the acid production and acidity, but not to the same degree as omeprazole. H-E and PAS staining revealed that in the inner layer of the stomach, cellular structure was disrupted, with an increased nuclear size and thickness, disarrangement, and decreased mucin in the control group. TCN prevented the cellular disruption in the inner layer, and TCN-H was more effective than the positive-control. This was associated with oxidative stress and inflammation. TCN dose-dependently reduced the infiltration of mast cells and TNF- expression in the inner layer of the stomach, and decreased lipid peroxides by increasing superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase expression.CONCLUSIONS: TCN-H acutely and chronically protected against gastritis and gastric ulcer by reducing oxidative stress and inflammation, not by completely suppressing gastric acid production.

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03:39

Beware: What You Wear Can Affect the Portraits You Shoot "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Heres an interesting portraiture tip you may not have considered before: what you wear as a photographer can affect how your portraits turn out due to the reflected light. Thats whats shown in this simple 43-second video by the Koldunov Brothers.

We first see a demonstration of how the clothing worn by portrait subjects can bounce light differently onto their faces (youll see the differences in how illuminated the chins are in the following photos):

This is something you may have noticed or realized before, but have you considered that your own clothing can also make a noticeable impact in how the photos turn out? Heres a side-by-side comparison by the Koldunov Brothers showing how big of an impact a photographers clothing choice has on a certain lighting scenario:

Of course, you can also compensate for whatever clothing youre wearing by adjusting the subject, set, and lighting to achieve what you want, but its still interesting to see how much of a difference a photographers choice of clothing can actually make.

03:38

Executive Director Of Tribal Investment Firm Pleads Guilty To Fraud In Federal Court "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Tally Colombe

Published July 10, 2017

PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA Tally Colombe, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, pleaded guilty pleaded guilty to wire fraud and federal program fraud in federal court in Pierre, South Dakota.

Colombe served as the executive director of Hunkpati Investments, a non-profit organization based on the Crow Creek Reservation that has a mission to support the financial stability of individuals, families, and businesses on the reservation through education, access to capital, and entrepreneurial development.

According to plea documents filed with federal court, beginning on or about June 1, 2015, through and including October 1, 2016, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, Tally Colombe, having devised a scheme and artifice to defraud by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises, caused to be transmitted by means of electronic wire communications in interstate commerce, writings, signs, signals, pictures and sounds for the purpose of executing such scheme and artifice to defraud.

It was part of the scheme and artifice to defraud that the defendant, while serving as the executive director of Hunkpati Investments, used a debit card belonging to Hunkpati Investments to make personal purchases from several businesses, all without knowledge and authorization from Hunkpati Investments.

Beginning on or about June 1, 2015, through and including October 1, 2016, Colombe, as an agent of Hunkpati Investments, which was an organization and agency that received in each of the calendar years of 2015 and 2016 benefits in excess of $10,000 under a federal program involving a grant, contract, subsidy, loan, guarantee, insurance, and other form of federal assistance, did knowingly and intentionally embezzle, steal, obtain by fraud, and otherwise without authority knowingly convert to the use of persons other than the rightful owner, and intentionally misapply property worth at least $5,000 which was owned by and was under the care, custody and control of Hunkpati Investments.

Hunkpati Investments (Hunkpati), located in Fort Thompson, South Dakota, is a Native Community Development Financial Institution established to provide financial opportunities...

03:35

Mt Gox CEO's Embezzlement Trial Begins Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The chief executive of the now-defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox is set to appear in court this week.

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03:35

How to Cool your Pitta this Summer. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Do the words burnout, hot head, fired up, irritable, rage, anger, or rash spark familiarity in you? All of these words reflect imbalances that are caused by excess heat in the body. Ayurveda calls this heat pitta.

03:33

Study: Vegetable Oils Contribute to Fatty Liver Disease Saturated Fats Do Not "IndyWatch Feed Health"

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Traditional fats such as coconut oil and butter are high in saturated fats. Modern processed cooking oil such as corn and soybean oil, the new vegetable oils that are polyunsaturated, have only been in the food chain since World War II, and contain dangerous trans fatty acids.

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rapidly becoming an international epidemic. The mainstream medical mantra for its underlying cause is fat consumption.

However, fat is a very general term and does not distinguish between traditional healthy fats and unhealthy modern processed fats and oils. The common belief is that saturated fat is the culprit in fatty liver disease, but a new study published in the July 4, 2017 European Journal of Nutrition comes to a different conclusion.

This peer reviewed study, Chronic consumption of fructose in combination with trans fatty acids but not with saturated fatty acids induces nonalcoholic steatohepatitis with fibrosis in rats, examined more closely the effects of trans fatty acids (from vegetable oils derived from corn and soybeans) versus saturated fats, found in traditional fats such as butter, coconut oil, and palm oil.

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is basically advanced NAFLD. It has its own acronym, NASH. The word steatohepatitis combines steato, Greek for fat, and hepatitis, liver inflammation. The fat accumulation led to liver inflammation with NASH worsening ones liver health and leading to cirrhosis of the liver and potential death.

The studys title gives away their conclusion: fructose is bad for the liver, but it is worse with trans fats than it is with saturated fats.

Discussing the Studys Findings

The studys purpose was based on the premise that fats and fructose predominate in the Western diet do c...

03:30

Baseball Fanatic Finds Out Wife is Kidney Donor Match From Custom Pack of Baseball Cards "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

Steve Winfree of Knoxville, Tennessee has been battling kidney disease for the last 14 years, having to start dialysis last November. When his wife Heather found out she was a kidney...

03:30

Ronald-Peter Stoeferle On In Gold and Bitcoin We Trust (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Ronald-Peter Stoeferle On In Gold and Bitcoin We Trust Video Gordon T Long FRA: Yeah, exactly. And I think as well that the idea that everybody has been expecting fiscal policy, fiscal stimulus policy. But it hasnt really happened...

The post Ronald-Peter Stoeferle On In Gold and Bitcoin We Trust (Video) appeared first on The Daily Coin.

03:30

Where Do Ideas Come From? A Short Film by Andrew Norton Tackles the Nature of Inspiration "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

This new short film from filmmaker Andrew Norton tackles the nebulous origins of inspiration. Does a good idea strike like a bolt of lightning, or does it emerge from a soup of random ingredients cooked at just the right temperature? In a series of brief interviews with writers, artists, kids, and other creatives including the likes of Chuck Close and Susan Orlean, we get personal perspectives on where the best ideas originate. If you liked this, also check out Nortons previous film: How to Age Gracefully. Where Do Ideas Come From? was presented by Transom with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

03:29

Insta feel - Tropical Ambitions "IndyWatch Feed Craft"


 
 
Finally! This upcoming weekend is very exciting for us because we'll be going on our long deserved vacation. What to say? When the time comes for a vacation, I am as anxious and excited as a little girl, burning with anticipation to see all the gorgeous places we've already pinpointed.
 
So you'll have to excuse my jittery self for this post, but white sandy beaches, clear blue (green) waters and a lot of sunshine is all I could think about right now.
 
In line with that, there is an IG account with some stunning tropical photos I thought we could all enjoy today. It's called (quite suitably)  Tropical Ambitions
Do you have any tropical ambitions planned for the summer?
 
  
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03:26

Today, This is the Only Thing I believe In. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

As someone who believes in science, and facts, and decency, and the supposedly shared goals of humanity, this "new world order" is terrifying.

03:25

Berta Cceres Daughter Escapes Machete Attack in Honduras "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Guardian reports that Bertha Zuiga, daughter of the murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cceres, has survived an armed attack. Zuiga, 26, was attacked along with two other members of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organisations of Honduras (COPINH)... Read More

The post Berta Cceres Daughter Escapes Machete Attack in Honduras appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

03:25

I am Yours. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Beloved, I love you completely, entirely, with every cell in my body.

03:20

Never Apologise for being a Woman. {Poem} "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Sweetheart, never ever apologise for being a Woman. For experiencing emotions. For bleeding once a month. For having nipples.

03:18

Special Report: The growing importance of Urban Biodiversity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Biodiversity refers to the variety of all living things on Earth, but people often have very specific ideas of what it means. If you run an online search for images of biodiversity, you are likely to find lots of photos of tropical rainforests and coral reefs. Those ecosystems are invaluable, but biodiversity also exists in many other places writes ecologist, CHRISTOPHER SWAN

03:17

Big Balls: Rarely seen, intimate photos of AC/DC taken back in the 70s "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Angus Young (top left), Phil Rudd (top right), Bon Scott (bottom left), and Malcolm Young (bottom right).
 
Spoiler alert! This post does, in fact, contain an image of AC/DC guitar hero Angus Youngs balls, a sight you may have witnessed yourself if you&#8217...

03:09

Mounted Head(r) "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

(Use the embigennation feature* to find the hidden funny background stuff in these cartoons.)

*To embigenate an image, click on any solid object within that picture.

Bizarro has been brought to you today by Surrealism.

If youre not familiar with surrealism or have heard of it but are not completely sure what it is, here is an explanation. Some would say that my cartoons are surreal because they typically illustrate very odd things happening to otherwise normal people, and theyd be right because thats surrealism in a nutshell. For instance, todays extra-wide-hootenanny-of-hilarity Sunday comic shows two men regarding a head of lettuce mounted on a wall. Thats not something one encounters on a daily basis. Another example of things not encountered diurnally is a mainstream, syndicated cartoon (Bizarro) that publishes cartoons on two subsequent Sundays that both feature heads of lettuce as their main subject. Search every Garfield cartoon back to the Middle Ages and if you dont die from Repetitive Predictability Syndrome, you wont find that.

To find out what I said about last weeks lettuce cartoon and the other six cartoons from that week, looky here.

There is nothing too terribly surreal about this cartoon of a happily married couple having a casual exchange in their kitchen. Or is there? Is it surreal for a woman to address her word balloon as though it were real? If shes supposed to be a real person, it is. If she is su...

03:09

Divorce: The 5 Things we dont Talk About. "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

I thought I was going to get something at least close to "happily ever after" when I got married. Life, as it turns out, had other plans.

03:07

A 21-Year-Old Man Has A Baby, And Doctors Say Womb Transplants For Men Will Soon Be Possible "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

A 21-Year-Old Man Has A Baby, And Doctors Say Womb Transplants For Men Will Soon Be Possible | Pregnant-Public-Domain | Medical & Health Science & Technology Sleuth Journal Special Interests

Do you think that men should be having babies? Years ago I remember being told that someday we would see these sorts of headlines, but such a thing seemed so impossible to me at the time. Well, now it is actually happening. Over in the UK, a 21-year-old British man named Hayden Cross has just given birth to a baby girl. But of course Hayden was not actually born a man. Hayden used to be known as Paige Cross, but eventually a decision was made to embrace a transgender lifestyle. However, Hayden put his transition on hold in order to become pregnant and give birth.

Now that the birthing experience is over, Hayden plans to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible. The following comes from a major British news source

Hayden, born Paige, gave birth by caesarean.

He put his transition on hold to fall pregnant by a sperm donor.

Cradling his daughter the beaming parent said: Shes perfect in every way.

And he told The Sun: She is so good. Im so lucky.

Following the birth Hayden now plans to return to complete his gender realignment as soon as possible.

The proud father was born a girl, Paige, 21 years ago.

The reason why this story is getting so much attention is because this is something entirely new, but if doctors have their way men all over the world may soon be getting pregnant.

That is because fertility researchers are working on womb transplant procedures that would theoretically allow any man to have a baby

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03:06

3 Question To Ask Before Investing In An ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

http://ift.tt/2u5EyR4

While there are genuine products and judiciously executed ICOs, there have been reports of insincere setups that only succeed in reaping the masses of their wealth.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2v45lKA


03:06

Uncles who think Obama a Kenyan-born Muslim demand more proof of Trump-Russia ties "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

More proof of Russian assistance to Trump campaign needed, say nation's uncles.

03:03

Police Destroy Art Installation, Mistaking It for Cannabis Farm "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A flourishing field of hemp grown for the first-ever architecture biennale in Lyon was torn apart by local police, who mistook the one-acre plot of green for an illegal cannabis farm. As Le Progrs first reported, the weedwhacking occurred about two weeks ago following a regular patrol. The incident prematurely shut down the exhibition, which was supposed to serve as the outdoor venue for the biennales closing party this past weekend.

Aire Dattente (French for waiting area) was a joint effort between artist Thierry Boutonnier and architecture firm Fabriques Architectures Paysages to transform a neglected wasteland in La Confluence Frances first fully sustainable neighborhood   into an urban agroecosystem. Grown near the contemporary arts center La Sucrire, the revitalized field also nourished flax and barley; the resulting harvest was repurposed into eco-friendly building materials, such as blocks of hempcrete, which were on display in an indoor space nearby.

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03:02

Benjamin Fulford 7-10-17 Out of 20 G20 leaders, 19 are fraud endorsing bankster slaves (FULL ARTICLE) "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

[Kp update: highlights have been expanded.]

[Kp update 2: Benjamin has a new payment system, based on cryptocurrencies. There is a link to where you can use a CC to buy cryptos, which you may then deposit to his account. I have yet to try it.]

New weekly report from Ben. Apparently Ben is publishing the full article right away, so here it is with a few highlights. Ill add more later.

Last weekends G20 meeting of so-called world leaders was very revealing because 19 out of 20 of them publicly endorsed the fraud based global warming scam known as the Paris accords. This happened despite the fact carbon-based global warming is being proved both legally and scientifically to be a fraud.

By ignoring facts and pushing the Rothschild backed global warming fraud, both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin proved they were Rothschild lackeys. The only leader who has publicly renounced the global warming fraud is US President Donald Trump and that is why Khazarian mafia controlled media portray him as isolated.

The military and intell...

03:00

People Are Using Real Fruit Slices as a Quirky Watermelon Dress for Summer "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Watermelon Dress

Photo: @iamtheknees

In the midst of summer heatwaves, few things are as refreshing as biting into a juicy watermelon. The cut fruit is often on the menu at cookouts, but it turns out theres more than one way to enjoy this tasty treat. Thanks to a charming summer trend, people are creating optical illusion dresses out of real watermelon and rocking them appropriatelywithout ever trying them on. Its all made possible with a clever photography trick and some strategically cut (or eaten) slices.

Fruit fashionistas who are trying this quirky illusion do so with the help of a friend. The person who wants to wear the dress stands off in the distance while the other person holds a slice of watermelon up to the wearers midsection. They then point and shoot their camera. Scale is an important part of this process; to work, the fruit has to appear closer to the lens while the person in the distance looks smaller. This is what creates the optical illusion dress.

Because all you need is a buddy and piece of watermelon, this fun summer activity is something you can try now. People have been doing it throughout the summer and posting the results using the hashtag #watermelondress. Though the idea is simple, its easy to customize with the shape of the fruitso strike a pose and have fun!

People are turning a staple of summer cookouts into a charming optical illusion trend.

Watermelon Dresses

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02:58

Industry spinning glyphosate tales "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

SHouting on farm

With scrutiny of Monsanto's flagship herbicide RoundUp increasing, the corporation's defense of the product is in high gear. Learn more

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02:57

The GMO Agenda Takes a Menacing Leap Forward with EPAs Silent Approval of Monsanto/Dows RNAi Corn "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Without much more than a whisper from the mainstream media, Monsantos newest Frankenfood has received full EPA approval and will be arriving on dinner plates by the end of the decade. The implications of this are harrowing, to say the least. 

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02:56

Why B&W is Still the Favorite of Street Photographers "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Black-and-white still remains the photographers favorite for street photographers, and with very good reason. Where in other genres monochrome has become a niche look, street photography is different. Why does B&W remain the favorite choice of street photographers, and are there logical reasons to go for it?

Black-and-white was naturally the first choice for photographers of old due to technical restrictions. Film wasnt able to showcase color, and it took a long time until more and more street photographers explored new opportunities for color work. Nonetheless, it seems most modern street photography photos are still in B&W.

Modern technology is now more than able to capture colors of the real world. If necessary, editing makes it possible to change the look of colors in any direction you can imagine. And additional complexity like white balance becomes easier to deal with thanks to digital cameras offering RAW files that give photographers more flexibility to adjust the look afterward.

But the following are some of the possible reasons why B&W is still popular among street shooters.

Emulating the Masters

Documentary photography is one of the oldest genres, and a lot of street photographers try to replicate the look of classic photographers like Robert Capa or Henri-Cartier Bresson. Even until the late 70s, most icons didnt make the transition but continued to shoot in B&W. Exceptions such as Joel Meyerowitz or Saul Leiter were pioneers with their beautiful color work, but they also had to fight a lot of criticism.

For interested photographers in the modern age looking to make their way into street photography, it is much more likely to discover the work of Vivian Maier, Robert Capa, or Bruce Gilden, who almost exclusively shot in B&W. Quite interestingly, Vivian Maier also had a collection of color images that have mostly remained unpopular.

For landscape or portrait photographers, there are icons like Sebastiao Salgado or Helmut Newton who put out impressive black and white images. But looking back, the past decades have been dominated by c...

02:52

A Korean Punk Bands Struggles with Censorship "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno by Jung Yoon-Suk (image courtesy M-Line Distribution)

The Last Waltz, Martin Scorseses quintessential concert film chronicling the last show of the 70s rock group The Band, begins with text declaring across the screen: This film should be played loud. In the decades following the 1976 classic, this advice found its way into the beginning of countless music films. Most recently, the spirit of the message traveled across the globe to South Korea in Jung Yoon-Suks documentary Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno (2017), the story of the college punk duo Bamseom Pirates and their struggles with government censorship. But the onscreen statement near the beginning of Jungs film skews in a more political direction, notifying the viewer, The sounds of the film were left unbalanced to help you experience the imbalances in Korean society. In the background, we hear the Pirates aggressive, discordant music.

As a bellwether of whats to come, the statement works twofold. First, it prepares the viewer for an on-the-ground look at the politics and class conflicts of contemporary South Korea. Second, like the rest of the movie, it presents an endlessly compelling subject in a clodding, inelegant manner.

The film, which is playing at the New York Asian Fi...

02:46

UKs Nazi Judges a Blight on Humanity "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups UK Report # 33 Evil High Court rules UK govt arms sales to Saudi Arabia lawful Lord Justice Burnett and Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, sitting in London, said the decision to carry on the arms trade was not unlawful, a report said. The judges said closed material, which have been kept secret []

02:43

Study: Biodiversity poorly protected by conservation areas worldwide "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Sorting out where to create parks, reserves and other protected areas typically involves looking for spots with high densities of different species of animals. But, according to a new global study, that approach falls short of safeguarding mammal biodiversity. The research is part of a growing body of evidence highlighting the need for a broader view of biodiversity beyond how many species live in a specific area, one that takes into account the variety of evolutionary histories and the ways in which animals operate in an ecosystem. Known as phylogenetic and functional diversity, respectively, these biodiversity dimensions, along with the number of species, should be considered in effective conservation planning, said Fernanda Brum, a biologist at the Federal University of Gois and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, both in Brazil. [caption id="attachment_197179" align="aligncenter" width="768"] The overlap across areas important for species, phylogenetic, and functional biodiversity (brown), the current network of protected areas (green), and areas of overlap that are already protected (orange). Image and caption courtesy of Brum et al., 2017.[/caption] When we are selecting areas based on species richness, we cannot assume that we are capturing those other things, said Brum, the lead author of the study to be published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. The current protected area networks are not located in the best places to capture those different dimensions, she added. Brum and her colleagues had been looking at the ways that humans influence phylogenetic and functional diversity, leading

02:37

Nikkis Tarot Reading: July 10-16, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

8 of Swords, Interference, and The Princess of Swords

To be totally honest, it was hard to get motivated to write this post this week. I feel an energy weighing me down, making it hard to accomplish things.

Do you feel that too little kitties?

That is totally the energy of the 8 of Swords. Something is blocking us! But what?

Well since its a Sword card, this usually has to do with the mind. Something is interfering with our ability to think clearly. We may be obsessing about things or overthinking. But we arent actually solving any problems by doing this.

We are stuck in a cycle of thinking, thinking, thinking. There is a mental pattern we cant break or an energy we cant seem to shake.

But what is all this thinking doing? Is it actually productive? Not at the moment.

If it is a problem we are stuck on, let it go for now. It is not the right time to solve the situation. We just need to focus on clearing the stagnant energy out!

And look who is here to help us do that, The Princess of Swords!

She is wielding her sword to cut through all the muck and fog that is blocking our view! She has no time for bullshit and is honest about what needs to change.

This energy may feel a little harsh, but she believes honesty is the best policy. She says, get your ass up and move out of that funk.

The Princess of Swords does not tolerate any ill-treatment or disrespect. So if there is a situation where this is happening, remove yourself. That toxic energy is part of the problem.

If anyone is treating you unkindly (this could even be yourself) find a way to stop this energy.But be careful when you deal with situations such as these.

The strong boss lady energy of the Princess of Swords could take over and make you a little intense. Keep your behavior measured and classy and it will be a positive move for everyone.

Once we are in a calm place, away from any stuck or negative energy, we can think more clearly. From that place we can solve problems and make decisions. But we shouldnt make big decisions until after the coast is clear.

So, how can you breakup with bad vibes this week? How can you move out that stale energy?

First, a good smudging of your space will do wonders for clearing out old energy. Tanaaz has a great post about that here.

Second, move your body! Go for a run or long walk. Shake off those cobwebs and get your blood pumping.

Third, drink water! I know if sounds simple. But being hydrated can help with the mental blockages and feelings of staleness....

02:36

How To Fight The Establishment Propaganda Machine And Win "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

You shall not pass!

(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following article details some of the ways we can de-throne the propaganda machine of the mainstream media, the pushers of fake news. There are several excellent suggestions to consider. Yet, the article is written in a style that resembles a battle cry, which might seem overly "negative or aggressive" to some. But within the context of the dialog herein presented, it's fairly easy to see that these suggestions are not violent, but merely pro-active insofar as taking a stand against tyranny, untruth, and totalitarianism. The enlightened warrior defends life and wages war for truth, always balanced by harmlessness, honor, and compassion.

- Justin

(Caitlin Johnstone) I am going to keep hammering and hammering on this point until I see that it has taken root in American consciousness: the single best way to take down the oligarchy is by aggressively and relentlessly attacking its propaganda engine. People appreciate my cutesy little analysis pieces on current events and my rude nicknames for corporate Democrats, but if there was one idea I could implore you all to ingest and circulate, this would be it.
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02:30

Blockchain Energy Startup Conjoule Raises 4.5 Million Series A "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Japanese energy conglomerate TEPCO has invested in in blockchain startup Conjoule's 4.5m funding round.

Source

02:30

Its Too Late 7 Signs Australia Cant Avoid Economic Apocalypse "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

By Joe Hilderbrand and John Adam

AUSTRALIA has missed its chance to avoid a potential economic apocalypse, according to a former government guru who says that despite his warnings there are seven new signs we are too late to act.

The former economics and policy adviser has identified seven ominous indicators that a possible global crash is approaching including a surge in crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and the window for government action is now closed.

John Adams, a former economics and policy adviser to Senator Arthur Sinodinos and management consultant to a big four accounting firm, told news.com.au in February he had identified seven signs of economic Armageddon.

He had then urged the Reserve Bank to take pre-emptive action by raising interest rates to prevent Australias expanding household debt bubble from exploding and called on the government to rein in welfare payments and tax breaks such as negative gearing.

Adams says he has for years been publicly and privately urging his erstwhile colleagues in the Coalition to take action but that since nothing has been done, the window has now closed and Australia is completely at the mercy of international forces.

As early as 2012, I have been publicly and privately advocating that Australian policy makers take pre-emptive policy action to deal with the structural imbalances within the Australian economy, especially Australias household debt bubble which in proportional terms is larger than the household debt bubbles of the 1880s or 1920s, the periods which preceded the two depressions experienced in Australian history, he told news.com.au this week.

Unfortunately, the window for taking pre-emptive action with an orderly unwinding of structural macroeconomic imbalances has now closed.

Adams has now turned on his former party and says both its most recent prime ministers have led Australia into a potential economic apocalypse and Treasurer Scott Morrison is wrong that we are heading for a soft landing.

The policy approach by the...

02:20

A VR Documentary on Animal Surveillance Tracks a Grizzlys Life "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Bear 71, an interactive documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada (all screenshots by the author for Hyperallergic)

Theres nothing natural about a grizzly bear using an overpass. Yet the animal protagonist of Bear 71 VR, voiced by Mia Kirshner, has a life that is far from natural. The interactive documentary starts with a three-year-old grizzly bears snaring, tranquilizing, and collaring in Banff National Park, from which point her every step is known. Her navigation of the barbed wire that cuts through her path in Albertas Bow Valley is filmed by a trail cam, her winding movement around roads, railways, and humans is broadcast by the radio collar.

In a 2012 NFB blog post, Allison wrote that as she worked on the project with Jeremy Mende...

02:12

Bald Eagle Steals GoPro and Takes it for a Joy Ride "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Environmental researcher Matt Beedle was using a GoPro camera to capture some shots of bald eagles a couple of years ago and ended up with some unexpected and viral footage: while the camera was rolling, an eagle decided to snatch it up and take it up for some aerial shots.

Beedle was shooting footage in Juneau, Alaska, in May 2015. After setting some salmon on a log in the wetlands near his home, he set up his GoPro HERO4 Silver on a nearby stump and waited for eagles to arrive.

One eagle did show up in the frame to eat the salmon, but the picture-perfect shot was soon interrupted by a second eagle that decided the camera was a better find. It swooped in, grabbed the camera, and flew away with it.

Beedle was then tasks with recording his camera, which the eagle deposited in a tree about 1/4 of a mile away. Thankfully, his father had seen the branch the eagle had landed on, and the two men searched for hours over two days before they managed to find the camera and the footage within.

(via GoPro via Improve Photography)

02:08

Mr. Laminate Tells All: PTFE is About to be Banned by IEC TC111 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

There, I said it. Technical Committee 111 of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is preparing to effectively ban PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)  materials from electronics.  As history goes, the electronics industry has focused on only two of the four halogens (bromine and chlorine) to be limited in order to be called halogen-free or more accurately low-halogen.  But now, fluorine is being dragged down too, just because of its location in the periodic table.

Currently, an important standard development activity is taking place in IEC TC 111 in the Environmental Standardization for Electrical and Electronic Products and Systems committee[1]. The newly proposed standard, IEC 63031, is titled Definition of Low Halogen Materials used in Electronic and Electrical Products. The latest committee draft of this standard is currently under circulation and is being reviewed by each affiliated countrys National Committee, with a closing date for comments of September 15, 2017.

Due to the possible negative impact of this new standard on the fluorine industry, this article will hopefully shed light on the issue and help gather support to revise the scope and related low-halogen definition in the current Committee Draft (CD). The result will be the preservation of the long-standing good reputation of the fluoropolymer (PTFE)-based products and prevent confusion, duplication with other regulations, trade limitations, and increased costs.

A History Lesson

In 2001, during an IEC meeting of TC91 (TC52) Working Group 4, we decided that there should be a specification for FR-4 copper-clad laminates that were halogen-free. Several Japanese manufacturers were selling these laminates and prepregs around the world, but there were no specifications to conduct commercial business. Although the turnover was quite small at the time, we knew that this product line would grow.

During the meetings, data was presented that supported both the Japanese industry and the U.S. industry as far as maximum threshold limits were concerned. What we finally compromised on was 900 ppm maximum chlorine,900 ppm maximum bromine and a total requirement of 1500 ppm maximum for chlorine plus bromine. The rest of the Working Group 4 members agreed and the document was completed using the IEC process scheme for standards. IEC 61249-2-21 thus became the defining standard for FR-4 product for halogen-free (low halogen) materials.

But what about fluorine??

The rationale behind the banning of halogens was that some brominated and chlorinated flame retardants, when burned especially at low temperature, produced dioxins and other toxic products. These were bad for human health and the environ...

02:07

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pancakemilkshake:

hyperchaotix:

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political comics that are just kids holding books and going whats this?????? not a electronic? no computer???not phone?? how can be?? will always crack me up

I think old people do this just to feel better about themselves because they dont know how to use a computer and think that it works the other way around for some reason.

I fixed it

02:07

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Advanced "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



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02:03

Tea Plantations Damage Bat Population Diversity in India "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Tea tree plantations in the Western Ghats of India are having a negative impact on bat population diversity in the region, according to a new study. From TheHindu.com: Different bat species can perform these varied ecological functions due to... Read More

The post Tea Plantations Damage Bat Population Diversity in India appeared first on Global Justice Ecology Project.

02:03

Taxpayers should be able to fund medical care without a... "IndyWatch Feed Comics"



Taxpayers should be able to fund medical care without a profit-seeking middleman in the way, agc

02:02

High water on the Rogue covered most of the large boulders that sit downriver from blossom bar. "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

High water on the Rogue covered most of the large boulders that sit downriver from blossom bar.
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02:01

The Rainbow of Japans LGBTQ Identity, Captured in Photos "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A DJ and a patron backstage during the 25th anniversary celebration of the popular Tokyo lesbian bar Gold Finger (all photos by Michel Delsol, courtesy The New Press)

Theres a famous saying in Japan that translates, in English, to, The nail that sticks out gets hammered down. It refers to the countrys longstanding culture of conformity that has bred a certain social conservatism; for its LGBTQ community, that stigma of being different has made coming out exceedingly challenging.

Yet, as a new photobook exemplifies, Japans queer community has been strengthening its presence in recent decades, with many individuals increasingly taking on roles as LGBTQ activists or carving out safe spaces from HIV/AIDS awareness centers to cabaret bars. In Edges of the Rainbow, published by The New Press, we receive intimate portraits of this community that center and celebrate those typically seen as on the fringes of Japanese society. The book focuses on the everyday lives of about a dozen individuals and couples, with over 150, snapshot-like photographs by Michel Delsol accompanied by short interviews by journalist Haruku Shinozaki that amplify each story.

...

02:00

Suspect Tells Police He Was Drawing Blood Samples for Biomedical Company "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Khoa Hoang Nguyen, a 43-year-old Vietnamese refugee, was using an empty, abandoned apartment near Nationals Park in Southwest Washington DC to collect blood samples from people.

02:00

Young Man in Critical Condition After Being Yelled at by Friends Mom "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

PEORIA, Ill. Local teen Billy Johnston was left in critical condition earlier today after being yelled at by a friends mother, according to multiple traumatized sources.

It all happened so fast, said Tommy Bagsby, Johnstons friend and the son of the upset mother. One second, were all playing Super Smash Brothers, and the next, my mom barrels in sounding like a firetruck and starts literally screaming at Billy. Everything changed after that.

However, Bagsbys mother, Sharon, showed no remorse and believes Johnston needs to toughen up a little.

This is all a little bit overdramatic. I asked him very nicely to take off his shoes when he first came in, said Ms. Bagsby, enjoying a white wine in her kitchen. And when I noticed he hadnt taken his shoes off and was walking on my freshly shampooed carpet, I gently reminded him to take them off again. I really dont see what the big deal is.

After being on the receiving end of a deafening shriek from Bagsbys mother, witnesses claim Johnstons condition slowly began to deteriorate.

It was a like a light switch went off. The color drained from his face, and he didnt want to play video games anymore, said witness and close friend Josh Lopez while holding a motionless Johnstons hand. His eyes sort of glazed over like he was about to cry, but couldnt. When he refused a plate of pizza rolls, thats when I knew it was serious.

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Bagsbys mother, apparently sensing the damage done, offered the boys a conciliatory olive branch in the form of Firecracker popsicles, which they were not allowed to eat in the living room.

That turned things around I think, said a relieved Lopez, but it could be weeks before his speech finally comes back.

Johnston remains in a catatonic state after the incident. Though his condition is believed to be stable, he is not cleared for release quite yet, as he still has more than 90 minutes before his mother picks him up.

UPDATE: As of press time, Johnstons shoes were still on the carpet.

Get yelled at by your friends mom in style, buy a shi...

02:00

An Early 18th Century Grist Mill Filled with Storied Artifacts "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

 

Ive long imagined writing this post, but because of my deep emotional connection, always put it off until the time was right. My father helped restored the property, my step-mother was its last owner and resident and I had the honor of spending the last few months of her life with her a woman of noble character, great taste and an often brutally honest, combative spirit.

Patrinka Kelch loved the mill with all of her heart and soul and regarded her role as steward as her lifes mission. When she passed away two summers ago, Id go to the property and just weep. My father had left Patrinka, as he had my own mother, so his lingering presence within the millwork made me tingle with unrequited love and a whole lot of questions. Patrinka had been my style icon since I was ten and, although our relationship was rocky for most of our lives, she is likely the reason I work here at Design*Sponge. For better or worse, she introduced me to the all-white aesthetic way back when. She shared with me the joy of literally hundreds of paperwhites each February. Wed lie on sheepskins and smell them for hours. It was the 1970s and Im pretty sure she thought I was meditating with her. I wasnt. I was singing songs from Grease  in my head.

During the last few months of her life, I saw her every single day. She had no family and I wanted her to have a loving exit. Id bring flowers, olive oil and pictures of her cats , Muffy and Sushi, to the nursing home where she thought shed die. I was set to bring her home to the mill where Id be her sole hospice caretaker the day she passed away. (I couldnt enlist any other help without money neither she or I had.) She passed away peacefully that morning and I know it had to do with a major lesson in pragmatism she had taught me a few weeks before. (Read more on that lesson in the slideshow.) My decision to care for her alone was not a practical one, but one I was determined to do.

This is her beloved home and Im so proud to share it with you.

In short, the mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a three-story home has a 40-foot water wheel, considered the largest...

02:00

CFTC Approves Options Trading In Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

By Zero Hedge

US regulators arent yet comfortable with bitcoin ETFs (although a quad-levered S&P ETF is just fine for mom and pop), but apparently options and swaps are another story.

This week, the CFTC took a bold step forward in terms of granting institutional investors access to the bitcoin market, approving the creation of the first SEF or Swap Execution Facility. Previously, traders who wished to place bets in bitcoin derivatives markets were forced to operate in markets that were strictly OTC. But now the agency has issued a registration order to LedgerX, granting it status with the CFTC as a Swap Execution Facility, in the process approving bitcoin options trading.

SEFs are platforms for swap trading that were created under Dodd-Frank to bring tighter regulatory scrutiny to derivatives markets. By authorizing the first SEF for bitcoin options, the CFTC is effectively clearing the way for institutional traders like hedge funds and CTAs to participate in those markets.

LedgerX is an institutional trading and clearing platform which has been patiently waiting for full regulatory approval from the CFTC to trade and clear options on bitcoin.

It is now the first federally regulated bitcoin options exchange and clearing house which will list and clear...

SepFluor begins building its long-awaited fluorspar mine "IndyWatch Feed Health"

SepFluor Limited has begun work on the R1.7bn Nokeng fluorspar mine at Rust de Winter, northeast of Pretoria, with funding provided by private equity and banks.

The company, which was unbundled from Sephaku Holdings in 2012, had been planning the mine for at least seven years and originally intended to couple it with a fluorchemical plant at Ekandustria, it said. However, SepFluor had to shelve plans for the plant because of difficulties in raising funding.

SA has the biggest fluorspar (calcium fluoride) reserves in the world, according to the US Geological Survey in January 2017, but global production of fluorspar has fallen in recent years because of weak prices. Calcium fluoride is used in steel and aluminium production and to make refrigerants.

The company said its key equity funders included the African Minerals Exploration and Development (AMED) Fund II, a private-equity fund formed by South African entrepreneurs David Twist and Rudolph de Bruin; Ixofluor, which is backed by the Lelau Mohuba Trust and headed by Sephaku Holdings founder and CEO Lelau Mohuba; Traxys Projects, which is part of commodities trader Traxys Europe; and funds managed by two of AMED IIs investors, Kuramo Capital and Tribus Capital.

*Original article online at https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/companies/mining/2017-07-10-sepfluor-begins-building-its-long-awaited-fluorspar-mine/

01:58

Store Veggies For Long Term Step-By-Step "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isnt ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isnt ideal. 

Store Veggies

The thing is this though: fresh produce isnt meant to stay fresh for very long. Youre usually left holding the bag if you want some good produce during a food shortage, societal breakdown or a major event. Its not that difficult though, to get a good mix of veggies in your diet.

You can even have fresh fruit and vegetables without a huge, well-developed garden or aquaponics setup.

Now, this article is all about veggies and how to make them long term storage type foods but thats not the only thing these articles are good for. Theres still got a ton of great information youre going to want.

Dont forget to stay tuned for the other articles in this series. The work has already been done to uncover the best items for your long-term comfort and survival. When stressful times exist, everyone is going to want to eat great food. Heres how:

How to store veggies and fruit for the long-term

OK, heres the deal: fresh produce doesnt last long. There are more than a few secrets to help you extend the lifespan of fresh cut vegetables for your storage. Its just that youll need to make an accommodation to allow that to happen.

A root cellar is the answer. A root cellar is a cool, humidity controlled room which allows your veggies to last for a very long time. How about lettuce that lasts for two months, garlic that will last two years, squash that will last three years or other root veggies which will last at least two years. THATS longevity.

This particular article is meant to whet your appetite and isnt a big enough forum to cover the actual design and building of a root cellar (there will definitely be a few articles on that topic going forward). Lets not get into details but simply basic concepts, for now. We WILL however talk more extensively about root cellars in the near future so we wont be skirting that issue.

But lets get you salivating for some fresh produce that doesnt require a fully developed garden or hydro/aqua setup...

01:56

Stop Trying To Kill My ICO: Nick Ayton "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Nick Ayton aka the Sage of Shoreditch looks at why there are so many people trying to damage Initial Coin Offerings.

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01:55

NASA scientists confirm the reception of a message from God "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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A team of astrophysicists linked to the University of California has announced this morning that one of the radio telescopes they use to search for extraterrestrial intelligence intercepted a transmission which they believe could be a message from God himself.
Source: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com

01:54

This Is HODL.voting: Voting With Your Bitcoins but Better "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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This Is HODL.voting: Voting With Your Bitcoins but Better

Bitcoins ongoing scaling debate continues to highlight that protocol governance is one of the biggest challenges for this technology.

One of the many solutions that have been proposed to break through the scaling impasse is coin-voting schemes, where Bitcoin users get to vote on potential protocol changes with their bitcoins. One implementation of such a solution, Bitcoinocracy, already exists, while several Bitcoin Core developers have been working on alternative schemes.

And recently, Bitrated CEO Nadav Ivgi developed an early implementation of HODL.voting, a coin-voting solution with an interesting twist. To vote, users need to lock up their bitcoins, losing access to them for some time.

The theory is that by attaching a real cost to voting loss of liquidity and ability to sell we can get more reliable signaling, the Israeli developer thinks.

Sacrifice

The concept behind existing coin-voting schemes like Bitcoinocracy is simple. Anyone who holds bitcoins can use the associated private keys to sign a message. This message acts as a vote, and all votes are added up. This definitively proves that all votes correspond to the ownership of bitcoins, allowing for a one-coin-one-vote type of system.

But this straightforward setup also has its weaknesses, Ivgi argues. Most important, while this type of voting requires access to bitcoins, it still doesnt actually cost anything to vote.

This means that custodians exchanges, hosted wallets, etcetera get to have disproportional voting power with their customers funds. And I dont think that people currently holding funds at an exchange meant to consent to the exchange voting on their behalf on matters such as this, Ivgi explained. And two: cost-free signaling is not very reliable. Someone whos not informed on a debate has no incentive not to vote however he feels like, even if he knows that the vote is completely uneducated. Alternatively, it would be very cheap to bribe him to vote a certain way, especially if hes not planning to vote otherwise.

The solution to this problem, Ivgi thinks, is to add a cost to voting. Referring to the handicap principle, he suggests that whenever theres an incentive to cheat, requiring a sort of sacrifice can make signaling more rel...

01:53

Jack Black perfectly (and hilariously) lip syncs Fugazi, Talking Heads, PJ Harvey + many more! "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
I dont follow Jack Black on Instagram, but thats going to change today. bOING bOINGs Rusty Blazenhoff hipped me to his hilarious page where he lip syncs notable songs in only Jack Black...

01:51

This Is HODL.voting: Voting With Your Bitcoins but Better "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This Is HODL.voting: Voting With Your Bitcoins but Better

Bitcoins ongoing scaling debate continues to highlight that protocol governance is one of the biggest challenges for this technology.

One of the many solutions that have been proposed to break through the scaling impasse is coin-voting schemes, where Bitcoin users get to vote on potential protocol changes with their bitcoins. One implementation of such a solution, Bitcoinocracy, already exists, while several Bitcoin Core developers have been working on alternative schemes.

And recently, Bitrated CEO Nadav Ivgi developed an early implementation of HODL.voting, a coin-voting solution with an interesting twist. To vote, users need to lock up their bitcoins, losing access to them for some time.

The theory is that by attaching a real cost to voting loss of liquidity and ability to sell we can get more reliable signaling, the Israeli developer thinks.

Sacrifice

The concept behind existing coin-voting schemes like Bitcoinocracy is simple. Anyone who holds bitcoins can use the associated private keys to sign a message. This message acts as a vote, and all votes are added up. This definitively proves that all votes correspond to the ownership of bitcoins, allowing for a one-coin-one-vote type of system.

But this straightforward setup also has its weaknesses, Ivgi argues. Most important, while this type of voting requires access to bitcoins, it still doesnt actually cost anything to vote.

This means that custodians exchanges, hosted wallets, etcetera get to have disproportional voting power with their customers funds. And I dont think that people currently holding funds at an exchange meant to consent to the exchange voting on their behalf on matters such as this, Ivgi explained. And two: cost-free signaling is not very reliable. Someone whos not informed on a debate has no incentive not to vote however he feels like, even if he knows that the vote is completely uneducated. Alternatively, it would be very cheap to bribe him to vote a certain way, especially if hes not planning to vote otherwise.

The solution to this problem, Ivgi thinks, is to add a cost to voting. Referring to the handicap principle, he suggests that whenever theres an incentive to cheat, requiring a sort of sacrifice can...

01:45

Stop Trying To Kill My ICO: Nick Ayton "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Nick Ayton aka the Sage of Shoreditch looks at why there are so many people trying to damage Initial Coin Offerings.

01:40

Nikon Has a New Mirrorless Camera Up Its Sleeve, President Says "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Nikon is working on a new mirrorless camera geared toward the smartphone generation yet superior to rival companies cameras in quality. Thats what the companys president appears to have confirmed in a new interview published in Japan.

Nikon Rumors reports that the quote was given by Nikon President Kazuo Ushida in an interview with the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun last week.

Heres a rough translation of what Ushida said, courtesy of Google Translate:

Structural reform does not exclude all possibilities.In terms of product, you should also compete with medium and high-end SLR single lens reflexes. While targeting genre top, earn profits even if sales falls. With generations grew up on smart phones I will give out a Nikonashii mirrorless camera that made a difference to other companies in terms of performance. I want to overwhelm the performance of the lens by utilizing industrial lens technology, but also need playfulness.

Heres a human translation by someone with the online handle Nakayamahanzaemon:

There is every possibility in structural reform. On the product side, we should compete in the mid-range and high-end DSLR. We aim to be the top in a genre, and earn profits even if sales are down. For a smartphone generation, we put out a very Nikon-ish mirrorless camera which is superior to rivals in...

01:36

Fake Medical Research as Big a Problem as Fake News, Says Former CBS Anchor "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Alex Pietrowski

As the world confronts the realization that mainstream media organizations are the primary source of fake news and corporate propaganda in our world, more information continues to come to light indicating that much of mainstream science and medical research is also largely fraudulent.

In 2015 the editor of the prestigious Lancet Study issued a report warning that as much as 80% of todays research supporting pharmaceutical marketing is fraudulent.

Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.  Dr. Richard Horton, editor of the worlds most respected medical journal, The Lancet

01:36

Penises aplenty: The South Korean park with enough dicks for everyone "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
There is a park in South Korea called Haesindang Park, and its most noteworthy feature is that the park is essentially an elaborate celebration of the erect penis. One might guess that it was dreamt up by Ron Jeremy (or his South Korean equivalent) but in fact, its origins derive from a sweet...

01:32

Wolf of Mt. Gox Mark Karpeles Faces Music in Tokyo "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Disgraced Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles trial for charges of embezzlement and data manipulation begin this week with the high-flying Frenchman expected to plead not guilty.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2u5lsKF


01:30

$20,000: IRS to Exempt Casual Bitcoin Buyers From Coinbase Data Request "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking a narrower focus in its investigation of digital currency startup Coinbase.

Source

01:26

Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Two Trades For This Evening "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

So thats Monday out of the way and action in the bitcoin price has made for a pretty volatile session throughout Europe today. We suggested in this mornings analysis that we might see some up and down action based on the fact that action over the weekend was similarly volatile and that said volatility would Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Two Trades For This Evening

The post Bitcoin Price Watch; Here Are Two Trades For This Evening appeared first on NEWSBTC.

01:25

Guy Creates Hilarious Rsum Using Google Autocomplete, Inspires Jobseekers Everywhere "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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Image via TechnicallyRon

I needed to update my CV so I did it all through Google autocomplete and soon I will have every job, he tweeted.

That's up for debate, considering his new resume tells us that his phone won't turn on and he's not good at anything, but you never know, employers might appreciate the honesty. The creative job application has gotten even better since other Twitter users have latched onto the idea, making their own autocomplete CVs and tagging them #autocompleteCV.

It's actually quite interesting to see the slight variations that result from differences in locations and language. If you believe the children are our future or are trained in gorilla warfare, you'll find accurate results. Otherwise, it's a funand funnyway to grab a potential employer's attention.

A Twitter search for #autocompleteCV will take you through some other hilarious results.

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Image via Hedda

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01:24

Genetically Modified Bread Given Green Light by Vatican "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Julian Rose

In what will surely to be considered a highly controversial statement, Vatican cardinal Robert Sarah has stated that Catholic priests can use genetically modified bread during the Eucharist but not gluten-free bread.

In an article in the Guardian online* Sarah is quoted as saying that guidance was needed now that Eucharist bread can be found in supermarkets and even over the Internet.

Sarah had earlier reminded bishops that the bread should be made by people distinguished by their integrity. He also stated It is altogether forbidden to use wine of doubtful authenticity or provenance.

The wine he is referring to is that taken with the bread during holy communion, which, quoting the Guardian Catholics believe turns bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

 

01:21

Cryptocurrency Exchange ArbX Technological Issue Sees Complete Loss Of Funds, Scam Accusations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A technological issue at investment funds platform arbX has left users satoshiless as its CEO reports a complete loss of funds.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2t5WXcd


01:20

Preserve Craig County VA and the Mountains of VA & WV "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Preserve Craig, Giles, Nelson Counties, et.al, and all of West Virginia

Information provided by: Preserve Craig of Craig County, VA

Dear Neighbors,

WE ARE ASKING YOU TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC LEGAL OBJECTION TO THE FOREST SERVICE DRAFT RECORD OF DECISION ABOUT MVP. WE NEED AS MANY SUBMITTED AS POSSIBLE. SEND A COPY TO PRESERVE CRAIG AT PRESERVECRAIG@GMAIL.COM. DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE LETTER AND INSTRUCTIONS. ADD ADDITIONAL OBJECTIONS AND COMMENTS AS YOU WISH.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU TAKE THIS ACTION IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS! SUBMISSIONS REGARDING THIS OBJECTION SHOULD BE SENT IN BY JULY 17. PLEASE HELP TO PROTECT OUR WATER, FOREST AND MOUNTAINS FROM DEVASTATION BY A PRIVATE COMPANY.

As background, heres the situation: The review and next steps toward licensing the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) were announced last Friday by both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and our National Forest.

The FERC decision was not a surprise. The FERC routinely approve all gas pipelines, even though a project of this scale has never been attempted through the fragile and scenic karst of our mountains. Leading experts confirm that it will dramatically harm our water and soil resources as well as the Appalachian Trail (AT). However, the US Forest Service (FS) has changed its procedures and schedule without reasonable notice and issued a Draft Record of Decision that flies in the face of the data we all have been submitting to them for several years. It also overturns the 2002 Forest Service Record of Decision that this area is not an appropriate site for a utility corridor. Craig County has relied upon that decision for decades to build the economic plan, destination-based recreation, and support the social fiber of our community.

Your Preserve Craig leadership team continues to work diligently to preserve and protect our way of life and our beautiful mountains and resources against this and future threats. Our efforts include monthly reports to our Board of Supervisors and providing extensive scientific, regulatory and legal information to the FERC, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, our legislators, attorneys, local governments, and other organizations about the...

01:20

Wolf of Mt. Gox Mark Karpeles Faces Music in Tokyo "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Disgraced Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles trial for charges of embezzlement and data manipulation begin this week with the high-flying Frenchman expected to plead not guilty.

01:18

Just 25 Companies Responsible for More Than 50 Percent of Global Emissions, Report Says "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Small set of fossil fuel producers may be key to tackling climate change

01:18

Gavin Evans magnificent portraits of Bowie, Bjrk, Iggy, and Nick Cave "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

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David Bowie.
 
The Monday morning mailbag arrived with its usual gifts of bills, party invites, ransom demands (which I really must get around to paying), and Dear John letters. I was about to tip all this largesse into the bin when I noticed a postcard from a dear friend Christopher....

01:17

That time the Replacements & Tom Waits got shit-faced during an impromptu recording session, 1988 "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The Replacements and Tom Waits
 
In 1988, the Replacements met Tom Waits. Unsurprisingly, they got really drunk together, but they also had an impromptu studio session, which resulted in a B-side. Many years later, more of the recordings were unexpectedly included on a digital-only release.

At...

01:16

Cryptocurrency Exchange ArbX Technological Issue Sees Complete Loss Of Funds, Scam Accusations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A technological issue at investment funds platform arbX has left users satoshiless as its CEO reports a complete loss of funds.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2t5WXcd


01:16

Earth's temperature cools during June with blockchain smart contracts a solution to crop failures "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Dr Roy Spencer has released the June 2017 UAH satellite temperature set, but it shows a 0.23C drop from May 2017 temperatures. This is incredibly strange as the Northern Hemisphere is heading into summer and S. Hemisphere isn't into winter yet, yet record cold sweeps the continents of the southern part of our world. Also a new report out detailing the effects of solar forcing as we enter the grand solar minimum, and its a drop of temperature, TSI, all spectral wavelengths of light and record increases of galactic cosmic rays that will bring the thousand year storm as the common occurrence. I hope you are mentally prepared. Sources

01:09

Towering New Mixed Media Portraits by Andrew Salgado "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

'Sunset (Good Morning Beautiful, I Waited All Night Long)' Oil, oil pastel, spray, and hand-dyed and hand stitched linen on Canvas, 245 x 215 cm

Sunset (Good Morning Beautiful, I Waited All Night Long) Oil, oil pastel, spray, and hand-dyed and hand stitched linen on Canvas, 245 x 215 cm

Canadian-born artist Andrew Salgado (previously here and here) presents a new body of work composed of towering portraits that span over eight-feet-tall. The mixed media works incorporate materials as diverse as paperback books and miniature cactiobjects that bring even more texture to the cross-hatched oil and pastel faces portrayed on each canvas. The works are included in his solo exhibition A Room With a View of the Ocean which runs through August 20 at Lauba House in Zagreb, Croatia. You can see more of Salgados mixed media works on his Facebook and Instagram.

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01:09

Cryptocurrency Exchange ArbX Technological Issue Sees Complete Loss Of Funds, Scam Accusations "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A technological issue at investment funds platform arbX has left users satoshiless as its CEO reports a complete loss of funds.

01:08

Pagan Community Notes: Donna Darkwolf Vos, Detroit Conjure, Aeclectic Tarot Forum and more "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

SOUTH AFRICA It was announced that priestess and Witch Donna Darkwolf Vos has died. Vos was active member of the growing Pagan community in South Africa, a teacher, mentor, and author.

In 1996, Vos helped found the Pagan Federation of South Africa and acted as its president through 2002. She founded the Circle of the African Moon and was its high priestess. In 2003, she published the book Dancing Under an African Moon, in which she explains Pagan practice in the context of southern Africa and the Southern Hemisphere.

In 2008, Vos sued the Air Force for unfair dismissal. As we reported at the time, Vos made the claim that the air force had hired her as a chaplain and then fired her shortly after finding out about her religious beliefs.  She stated that the colonel who interviewed her called Paganism a cult and said he could not unleash Vos on people. The case settled and the Air Force agreed to consultations on Pagan matters. Vos continued to be outspoken about her beliefs and her rights to practice.

Vos was well known in and out of the Pagan community, and touched the lives of many people around the world. Pagan Damon Leff posted publicly on Facebook, May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may the Goddess hold you in the palm of Her hand.  What is remembered, lives.

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DETROIT A new festival is being held to celebrate and honor folk magic traditions of the Detroit area. The event, titled Detroit Conjure, is the brainchild of local Witch Kenya Coviak. In a recent blog post, she writes, Detroit is not like any other city in the world, and its magical residents can surely attest to this. We do things differently here. We do not keep our practices insulated and encapsulated like so many jars on an apothecarys shelf.

Coviak shared the details of growing up in this unique community in a guest article in 2016. I grew up thinking that everyones daddy let them play with their extra lodestones. Everyone kept their brooms turned upside down, and the r......

01:08

SVA Presents And Then, the 2017 MFA Visual Narrative Exhibition "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

The School of Visual Arts MFA Visual Narrative program is onto something universal. Unlike most MFA programs, their focus isnt limited to one medium or artistic practice. Instead, their students are challenged to develop their own, unique narrative voice to inform a professional practice as both artist and author. With equal emphasis on creative writing and visual communication, this story-focused approach to art education encourages students to hone their skills in the medium that best supports the realization of their voice.

Heading into this years And Then thesis exhibition, whether expressed as hand-stitched collaged picture books, faux-realistic notebooks, pixelated video games, or fully realized digital environments, each project and its unique characters begin to take on lives of their own. Some reach out, making connections to their heritage or history. Others look around and question their sense of family or community. And there are those that stretch themselves to make or break strong ties to other beings at great personal cost. Seen altogether, all of these characters struggle to link with their own humanity.

The work you will see arises from the closely-held parts of each students own lives using the connective tissues of their own histories, preoccupations and experiences. This process requires a great deal of personal bravery and tenacity to find the voice and means necessary to achieve their own unique visions.

Curators, Jonathon Rosen & Ed Valentine

Gramercy Gallery
209 E 23rd Street
July 8-24

Reception
July 21st, 6-8pm...

01:02

Lancet retracts (and replaces) paper a year after authors report error that changes all numbers "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In March 2016, researchers in Switzerland and Canada published a meta-analysis in The Lancet, exploring the optimal painkiller and dose for treating pain in knee and hip osteoarthritis. Soon after, the authors were informed of an error that would change all numbers in a paper that may influence clinical practice. The authors contacted The Lancet []

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01:02

The West's descent into the twilight zone of gender neutrality perverts democracy "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

Does a doctor or a midwife still to have the right to determine the gender of a child at birth? Not if you ask Kori Doty, a 'non-binary transgender person' who identifies as neither male nor female. Doty gave birth to a baby last November and has been battling ever since to keep the eight-month old's gender off all British Columbia government records. This struggle has now culminated in Canadian authorities issuing a health card to 'Searyl Alti' with no indication of gender. The health card has a "U" in the space specifying 'sex' meaning either "unassigned" or "undetermined". British Columbia is believed to be the first public authority to issue an official card without gender identification. It's the first time in the world that a health card has been issued to a baby deliberately omitting indication of gender. But apparently that is not enough. Doty is now waging a legal battle after government officials refused to issue a birth certificate without an indication of gender.

01:00

Dont Hate Your Gut: It May Help You Lose Weight, Fight Depression and Lower Blood Pressure "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Jasenka Zubcevic, University of Florida and Christopher Martynuik, University of Florida

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.

This is a universe of trillions of microorganisms or what we biologists call microbiota that live in your gut, the part of your body responsible for digestion of the food you eat and the liquids you drink.

As researchers, we have been looking increasingly into the effect these bacteria have on their hosts body, from obesity to mental illness and heart disease. With obesity, for example, these tiny organisms may play a big role by influencing what foods we crave and how our bodies hold onto fat.

In a recent study of the gut microbiome, we set out to determine whether the microbiota in the gut can be affected not only by our nervous system but also by an unsuspected source our bone marrow.

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01:00

The Reason Why Bitcoin Miners Dedicate Time to Mining Empty Blocks "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

empty blocks

Bitcoin mining is an intriguing subject that can sometimes be overwhelming to understand at first without some research. One particular subject concerning the topic of mining is empty blocks, and people often wonder why mining pools mine them.

Also read: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken

Revisiting the Empty Block Discussion  

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00:54

Motorist films bizarre green trailing UFO soaring into sky "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

This strange green object which appears to be soaring upwards into the sky has been called inexplicable by UFO conspiracy theorists. Footage uploaded to YouTube

Read more at End Time Headlines.

00:52

Aster et symphorine by Pastel in Paris "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Heres the latest floreal composition painted by our friend Francisco Diaz, aka Pastel, on the streets of Paris, France.

Entitled Aster et symphorine this superb mural is located in the 14me arrondissement, on the facade of a building surrounded by La petite ceinture,  an old dismissed bounding rail built in 1852 for load trains around the area.

During the 30s the Municipality of Paris decided to close the rails due to population growth and the dynamic complexity in urban terms of keeping such a solid border. Once abandoned, nature started to take prominence renewing the landscapes identity.

 

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00:44

Ancient Biblical Nephilim Possibly Unearthed in China "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Archaeologists have discovered a collection of 5,000-year old graves in China that contain remarkably tall skeletons, a description strongly reminiscent of the Biblical Nephilim who are believed

Read more at End Time Headlines.

00:44

Leica Unveils the TL2: 24MP, 4K, and One Giant Touchscreen "IndyWatch Feed Photography"

Leica today unveiled the TL2, a followup to the original TL mirrorless camera. The L-mount TL2 features new features, specs, and physical design elements.

One of the first things Leica will tell you about the TL2 is how special its physical construction is. Reminiscent of Apple products, the TL2s camera body is machined from a single block of aluminum, giving it a special look, feel, and solidity, Leica says.

At the core of the TL2 is a new 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and a Maestro II image processor. ISO goes up to 50,000 now, up from 12500 in the TL.

Continuous shooting speed has also been greatly improved: while the TL could do 5fps at 16MP for up to 12 photos, the TL2 can do 20fps at 24MP for up to 29 images using the electronic shutter (or 7fps using the mechanical one).

On the video front, the TL2 has an increased resolution of 4K, up from 1080p. You can do 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, and 720p at up to 120fps (slow motion).

The TL2 is also designed to be fast: it has a startup time of just 0.6 seconds, silent electronic shutter exposures at up to 1/40000s, and...

00:37

Atheist Group Demands Fire Dept. to Remove Blatantly Unconstitutional Cross From Fire Station Lawn "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

A prominent atheist group is demanding that a fire department in Georgia take down a cross that has stood outside of one of their fire

Read more at End Time Headlines.

00:32

11 year old surfer uses national TV appearance to make fun of her Dad for being fat "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Proof that Australians start at an early age when it comes to banter what better place to brutally discuss your Dads weight gain than an appearance on an Australian morning TV show?

FYI: her Dad is swimmer Justin Norris, who won a bronze at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

The post 11 year old surfer uses national TV appearance to make fun of her Dad for being fat appeared first on The Poke.

00:31

Cryptocurrency Miners Wipe Out Supplies of Graphics Cards in U.S. and Europe "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Im trying to understand the logic of people trying to mine Ether with GTX 1070s costing between $500 and $600 or more right now!? These cards launched with a retail price of $349 for the commodity models. (Fancy factory overclocked or water cooled models would cost more.) The situation is even worse on AMD RX []

00:30

Are Stanley Kubrick Films Like Immersive Video Games? The Case of Eyes Wide Shut "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Video games have long attempted, to an ever more impressive degree of realism, to conjure up their own virtual realities. But then, so have filmmakers, for a much longer period of time and at least so far with more effective results. The most respected directors fully realize "virtual reality" with each film they make, and Stanley Kubrick stands as one of the best-known examples. During his almost fifty-year career, he immersed his audience in such distinctive cinematic worlds as those of Lolita, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket, leaving us in 1999 with the final, much puzzled-over feature Eyes Wide Shut.

The atmospherically uneasy story of a doctor who spends a night in New York City wandering into ever stranger and more erotically charged situations, Eyes Wide Shut both adapted material not well known in America, the Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella "Dream Story," and starred two of the biggest celebrities of the day, the then-married couple Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman playing the married couple Bill and and Alice Harford. Kubrick made use of these qualities and many others to deal with such traditional subjects as love, sex, infidelity, and secret cults while, in the words of Evan Puschak, better known as the video essayist Nerdwriter, "making our engagement with these things one-of-a-kind."



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00:27

CSS Isnt Black Magic "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Pulling Back The Curtains on Your Stylesheets

If youre a web developer, chances are youre going to have to write some CSS from time to time.

When you first looked at CSS, it probably seemed like a breeze. You added some borders here, changed some colors there. JavaScript is the hard part of front end development, right?

Somewhere during your progression as a web developer, that changed though! Whats worse is that many developers in the front end community have come to dismiss CSS as a toy language.

The truth however is that when we hit a wall, many of us dont actually understand what our CSS is doing under the hood.

For the first two years after my bootcamp, I did full stack JavaScript and sprinkled in some CSS here and there. As a panelist on JavaScript Jabber, I always felt like JavaScript was my bread and butter, so its what I spent the most time on.

Last year however, I decided to focus on the front end and I realized that I just wasnt able to debug my stylesheets in the same way I did my JavaScript!

We all like to make jokes about it, but how many of us have actually taken the time to try and understand the CSS were writing or reading. How many of us have actually reasonably debugged an issue to the next lowest abstraction layer when we hit a wall? Instead, we settle for the first StackOverflow answer, hacks, or we just let the issue go entirely.

All too often developers are left completely puzzled when the browser renders CSS in ways they didnt expect. Its not dark magic though and as developers we know that computers are just parsing our instructions.

Knowledge of internals can also be useful for advanced debugging and performance tuning. While many conference talks discuss how to fix common bugs, my talk (and this post) will focus on the why by taking a deep dive into browser internals to see how our styles are parsed and rendered.

The DOM and CSSOM

First, its important to understand that browsers contain a JavaScript engine and a rendering engine. We will focus on the latter. For example, well be discussing details that pertain to WebKit (Safari), Blink (Chrome), Gecko (Firefox), and Trident/EdgeHTML (IE/Edge). The browser will undergo a process that includes conversion, tokenization, lexing, and parsing which ultimately constructs the DOM and CSSOM.

At a high level you can think of them as the following:

  • Conversion: Reading raw bytes of HTML and CSS off the disk or network.
  • Tokenization:...

00:12

3 Question To Ask Before Investing In An ICO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

While there are genuine products and judiciously executed ICOs, there have been reports of insincere setups that only succeed in reaping the masses of their wealth.

00:10

Virgin Atlantic Passengers Vid of Smile High Club Goes Viral "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

 

David Eve, a passenger on a flight from London Heathrow to Miami posted this hilarious vid on social media. A female passenger is leaving the toilet, seconds later a male passenger leaves the toilet with a smile from ear to ear.

The Seinfeld theme elevated this to Internet gold Jerry, gold!

 

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00:05

Mounted Head "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

(Use the embigennation feature* to find the hidden funny background stuff in these cartoons.)

*To embigenate an image, click on any solid object within that picture.

Bizarro has been brought to you today by Surrealism.

If youre not familiar with surrealism or have heard of it but are not completely sure what it is, here is an explanation. Some would say that my cartoons are surreal because they typically illustrate very odd things happening to otherwise normal people, and theyd be right because thats surrealism in a nutshell. For instance, todays extra-wide-hootenanny-of-hilarity Sunday comic shows two men regarding a head of lettuce mounted on a wall. Thats not something one encounters on a daily basis. Another example of things not encountered diurnally is a mainstream, syndicated cartoon (Bizarro) that publishes cartoons on two subsequent Sundays that both feature heads of lettuce as their main subject. Search every Garfield cartoon back to the Middle Ages and if you dont die from Repetitive Predictability Syndrome, you wont find that.

To find out what I said about last weeks lettuce cartoon and the other six cartoons from that week, looky here.

There is nothing too terribly surreal about this cartoon of a happily married couple having a casual exchange in their kitchen. O...

00:02

A Brief History of Contemporary Art in Myanmar "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

A bus in Myanmar (all photos by author for Hyperallergic unless otherwise noted)

YANGON, Myanmar  The contemporary art scene in Myanmar (Burma) is undergoing a whiplash-inducing level of change that reflects the trajectory of the country. Consider these stats: In the year 2000, a SIM phone card cost roughly $2,000. The price dropped to $500 around 2006, then $250 in 2012. Today, a SIM card costs a mere $1 in a country where the minimum monthly wage is approximately $67. As recently as 2012, only 1% of the population used the internet, and only 5% had mobile phone access. During that time, internet caf users had to supply their passport numbers, addresses, and phone numbers to caf owners, with all usage recorded and sent to Myanmar Info-Tech every two weeks. Then, in 2013, Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor and the Qatari company Ooredoo were awarded contracts to connect most of Myanmar to a wireless phone network. The country catapulted from landlines to smartphones and Facebook, flying past computer-based internet in fewer than five years.

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00:02

Lusty vintage photos of women sitting on things in the nude "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


Two images from the photographic series Sitting taken by John Kayser.
 
These images, from a vast photographic series called Sitting, were taken by photographer John Kayser during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The photos, which were discovered by accident at Kaysers home...

00:01

5 Issues to Unify Us in the Divide and Conquer Era of Trump "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Phillip Schneider) Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in awareness like never seen before. Worldviews have shifted dramatically and key issues have come into the spotlight which would have never met such a great audience just a decade ago, such as sustainable agriculture, contaminants in vaccines and in the water supply, and mass surveillance. Many people have abandoned the idea of partisan politics and the media which supports it. Thanks to the internet a peoples media emerged and started to clear the air of the lies and deceptions that the old media had been plagued with.
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00:00

IBM, Westpac and More Trial Blockchain for Bank Guarantees "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A distributed ledger trial united IBM and two Australia-based banks in an effort to improve the commercial property leasing process.

Source

00:00

A Layered Home on the Space Coast "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Kelli and Tony Collins' Home on Design*Sponge

Kelli and Tony Collins owned a house in Hilo, Hawaii when they started looking for a new space to rent in Viera, Florida two years ago. Kelli, a marine scientist turned social media consultant and Tony, a warrant officer, met on a mutual job for the Coast Guard in Hawaii ten years ago and the career has taken them all over the United States; San Diego, San Francisco, Key West, and Hawaii until finally relocating them to the Space Coast. They searched from afar for a nice neighborhood with a good school for their two girls, Lindy and Mallory, until it became clear that becoming second homeowners was the smartest decision based on the market at the time. When their trusted real estate agent recommended a 1997, Florida ranch style house, Kelli wanted to know if she personally would buy the home. The relator responded, I would. It has great bones, but its really whitewhite walls all around, needs some color. Kelli knew this wouldnt be a problem for her family and they made an offer on the three-bedroom house, sight unseen!

Since Tony is at sea for two months at a time, the renovations the couple wanted to make took around six months to complete. They remodeled the kitchen and bathroom, adding ornamental accessories like sinks and lighting to create a layered, bohemian aesthetic. Frequent trips to her Grandfathers ranch in Mexico inspired Kellis love of ornate, Mexican pottery and she had always wanted a space for a Talavera backsplash. After purchasing the coveted ceramic tiles on Amazon and installing on one side of the kitchen, Kelli and Tony realized it was a daunting task and struggled to find the motivation to finish the job. Kelli confides, We kept putting it off, so I invited family over for dinner one night and told Tony that we only had three hours to finish before they came over. I often laugh at how quickly we installed that side and the wet grout unbeknownst to our guests. They also planned to paint the cabinets, but Tony left for sea before they could start the project about a year ago. Kelli shares, He told me to wait until he got back to help, so I did what anyone would doI started out to do them by myse...

00:00

Creditbit Announces the second Phase of DAO Testing "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Creditbit project is in the final stages of development under the second development roadmap. All the innovative yet ambitious sub-projects being undertaken by the dev team are not far from actualization. The dev team is almost done with the major developments and is either in the final stages of testing or launching them. The Continue reading Creditbit Announces the second Phase of DAO Testing

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23:57

Electric Companies spraying the hell out of customers properties with zero permissions "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Residents in Claiborne County, Tennesse are upset because Powell Valley Electric Cooperative sprayed herbicides under power lines that killed their plants, trees, and gardens and poisoned the soil on their property- and all without warning.                             RELATED ARTICLE: HuffPo: Tests Show Cancer-Linked Herbicide

23:57

The Single Word Which Destroys Vaccine Mandates: MORATORIUM "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Kent Heckenlively, JD      (Banned by the Commonwealth Club since 2015!) I like to win. I hate to lose. Since January of 2002 when my son suffered a vaccine reaction and was plunged into twelve days of silence after having just passed a developmental check-up with flying colors, I have been an activist. I didnt Continue reading The Single Word Which Destroys Vaccine Mandates: MORATORIUM

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23:54

BIG!! UN Passes Unstable Treaty As Nine Countries OpposeNWO SOONER THEN LATER? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"


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23:45

5 Venomous Snakes & Their Look-Alikes "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter many of us are spending a great deal of time outdoors. I am barefoot more often than not, especially when Im outside. The other day while I was walking down a path in the woods I came very close to stepping on a water snake while it was peacefully sunbathing.

5 Venomous Snakes & Their Look-Alikes: Know Your Snakes

I must admit I was startled and so was the poor snake. Good thing they typically take off when encountered by a human. Its important to know the snakes in your area especially if you love being outdoors. Its good to remember that were not the only ones enjoying the sunshine! We must coexist with on this planet. If you havent noticed this article is going to cover some of the most common venomous snakes in the US and their not-so-venomous look-a-likes.

 

1. Eastern & Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes

 

Eastern & Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes | 5 Venomous Snakes & Their Look-Alikes Top Image: Diamondback Rattlesnake; Bottom Image: Gopher Snake

The Eastern Diamondback is located in Eastern and Southeastern states and the Western Diamondback is located in Southwestern desert land. You can find them...

23:45

1,000 Ghostly Grey Figures Slowly Marched in Protest at the G20 Summit "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Leaders from across the globe met in Hamburg, Germany for the 12th G20 Summit last week. Intended as a means to discuss issues of global significance, this year's event focused on trade, the ongoing refugee crisis, counter-terrorism, and women's workplace rights. In addition to presidents, prime ministers, and chancellors, the summit attracted 1000 GESTALTENa collective composed of people from the fields of art, crafts, and communicationto the city, where 1,000 of its clay-covered members marched in the street.

Using the G20 Summit as a platform for their protest, the group executed a 2-hour-long performance art piece. The unique spectacle featured a large group of individuals doused in dust. This fascinating effect turned everything from their suits to their skin grey, giving them a zombie-like, ghostly appearance intended to represent societal oppression. Thus, while covered in this symbolic substance, the protestors remained silent and somber. However, later in the performance, they shed their dusty garments and solemn expressions, revealing colorful t-shirts and smiling faces.

According to 1000 GESTALTEN, this piece acted as a call for both attention and solidarity. We cannot wait until change happens from the world's most powerful, we have to show political and social responsibilityall of usnow! a spokesman for the collective said in a statement. Our campaign is a further symbol for the fact that many people do not want to put up with the destructive impact of capitalism any longer. What will save us in the end is not our account balance but someone who will offer their holding hand.

In light of the G20 Summit, the 1000 GESTALTEN collective held a performance art protest in which 1,000 of its members covered themselves in ghostly grey clay.

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23:44

People With Creative Personalities Really Do See The World Differently "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

ALEXA ERICKSON

Artists, musicians, fashion designers, photographers, novelists there are so many different types of creatives out there. The arts elicit such admiration around the world from the general public for the ability to create something so brilliant, yet so intrinsic. As outsiders, people often seem baffled. How did they do that? I cant do that. 

But that is exactly what creativity is: seeing the possibilities, and turning them into art. While some see something and ask how it came to be, creatives spend their time seeing what could be.

Psychologists have long been trying to measure creativity, often doing so by using divergent thinking tasks, in which you must create as many uses as possible for mundane objects.

It is those who can see numerous and diverse objects that are considered more creative than those who can only see a few common things.

For instance, I remember taking a creativity test in elementary school. One question showed an image of a girl too short to reach the shade on a door window to pull it down. The question asked me to draw as many solutions as possible for the little girl to reach the shade. Students drew rockets on the bottom of the girls feet, springs, and so on. Others simply drew a chair.

According to science, among the five major personality traits we behold, there is one that drives our creativity. This is called openness to experience, or openness. Openness is believed to be the best predictor of performance on divergent thinking tasks. It also predicts real-world creative achievements, and engagement in everyday creative pursuits.

While some people are fine assuming a chair is just a chair, or a rocket can only be used for space, others have an innate curiosity that drives them to examine things from all angles, resulting in higher openness.

Regarding research on the matter, Luke Smillie, Senior Lecturer in Personality Psychology, University of Melbourne and Anna Antinori, PhD candidate, University of Melbourne, conducted a study published in the Journal of Research in Personality that found open people, along with bringing a different perspective to things, also genuinely see thi...

23:36

Bogoslof Volcano Erupts "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

KT-623D Bogoslof Explodes: Volcano Alert Level Raised to WARNING, Aviation Color Code to RED AVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice Volcano: Bogoslof (VNUM #311300) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Previous Volcano Alert Level: WATCH Current Aviation Color Code: RED Previous Aviation Color Code: ORANGE Issued: Monday, July 10, 2017, 12:51 AM AKDT Source: Alaska Volcano Observatory Location: []

23:36

Oxford police leave a sorry you were out note after raiding a cannabis plantation "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Thames Valley Police dug up a cannabis plantation in Oxford last Friday, but as the owner wasnt present they left a cheeky sorry you were out note for them.

Perhaps theyre trying to take on Australias New South Wales police force, who have a very strong social media game.

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23:34

8 Life Hacks for Being Prepared "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

8 Life Hacks for Being Prepared You will never be prepared for every situation life can throw your way, and that is a fact. However, if you want to be able to find your way out of the majority of prickly situations, that can be managed. Investing time and energy to learn and hone certain Continue reading 8 Life Hacks for Being Prepared

The post 8 Life Hacks for Being Prepared appeared first on Prepper Broadcasting |Network.

23:31

Bitcoin Price Triangle Breakout Imminent, Investors Sense Big Move "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Bitcoin is about to enter a new price triangle, investors say, with a big move expected shortly.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2tzk1mV


23:30

Maker Spotlight: Chunlin Guan (Dolphin Guan) "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Dolphin Guan likes creating cute animals with intelligent personalities and creating outfits that combine electronics and fashion.

Read more on MAKE

The post Maker Spotlight: Chunlin Guan (Dolphin Guan) appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

23:28

23:25

People have been sharing real-life places that look like they belong in a Wes Anderson film "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

People have been sharing real-life places that look like a scene from a Wes Anderson film. You know the sort of thing.

Yes, exactly.

Here are some of our favourites from the thing of beauty that is Accidental Wes Anderson on Reddit.

1. Ebb Tide, Gold Crest resort hotel

2. Open air baths in Malmo, Sweden

3. Pennsylvania

4. Hotel Saratoga in Havana, Cuba

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23:23

Bitcoin Price Triangle Breakout Imminent, Investors Sense Big Move "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Bitcoin is about to enter a new price triangle, investors say, with a big move expected shortly.

23:23

Moldy: See the full documentary for free "IndyWatch Feed Health"

(Note from Erin: Please take the time to follow this link (https://moldymovie.com/index) to watch the full documentary Moldy, from our friend Dave Asprey.) RELATED ARTICLES: Mold: The New Hidden Pandemic Sweeping Across America Mold at Two Pittsburgh Hospitals Linked to 5 Deaths This amazing documentary is worth your time. Do yourself a favor and make the time

23:16

Five Big Businesses Leading Bitcoin Charge "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Some of the worlds biggest companies have quietly embraced Bitcoin.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sW5OCd


23:12

Scientists Warn Chemotherapy Could Spread Cancer, Trigger More Aggressive Tumors "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A new study shows chemotherapy can cause malignant cancer cells to spread throughout the body increasing the risk of fatality from the disease.

Chemotherapy can increase aggressivity in cancer, causing malignant cells to migrate and triggering more dangerous tumors thereby also increasing the diseases fatality researchers in the United States found.

Patients with breast cancer who opt for chemotherapy as treatment actually face a risk of metastasis, according to a new study, as Science reports,

The blood vessels of patients receiving chemotherapy drugs have more entry points through which cancer cells can get into the blood flow and disperse throughout the body, scientists report today in Science Translational Medicine. In mice with breast cancer, chemotherapy shrinks the primary tumor but boosts the number of cancer cells in the lungs and circulating the body.

23:12

Skirting the IssueThe Starboard Skirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Todays skirt tutorial, The Starboard Skirt, is from the archives but if you have never made onethey are my favorite skirts!  They look great on all shapes and sizes from girls to womens and all sizes in between. I honestly cant believe this tutorial is from six years ago but it is such an ageless, classic style that it is still relevant today. And I have a few cut out for Skirting the Issue that I am excited to sew up.

The Starboard Skirt is a box pleated skirt that is made in two pieces with an elastic back that makes for a darling a-line skirt! You can see the full tutorial HEREand make a few for Skirting the Issue and a few for other little girls in your life.

The Starboard Skirt

These skirts were made out of home dec fabric, but any heavier-weight fabric will work great. It helps the skirts hold their shape and hold the pleat in the front. So, if you have some heavier-weight fabric ready, you can sew up a few today!

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23:11

Forget Coffins! Be Swirled Into Beautiful Glass Creations When You Die "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Organic and Healthy

A company based out of Seattle Artful Ashes, is helping people who are suffering from losing their loved ones who passed away by creating unique glass memorials.

These amazing pieces comfort your grieving, allowing you to hold and treasure your memories. The ashes appear in a coiled pattern entwined with effervescent colors. Each memorial comes with an inscribed message with their loved ones name.

Through the use of art glass blowing, Artful Ashes collects one tablespoon of your loved ones ashes to include them in a glass orb and or heart.

23:09

FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT 071001 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

All Groups FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT 071001 [Issued by FIRE-EARTH Science Team.] Details via FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: 071001, extreme event, Fire-Earth Alert, FIRE-EARTH E-E ALERT, FIRE-EARTH PULSARS, FIRE-EARTH Science

23:07

L. Ron Hubbard butt plug with hypno eyes (and video!) "IndyWatch Feed Arts"


 
So this is one of those things that existed a few years ago from the now defunct website Celebrity Butt Plugs. It appears that they stopped making their celebrity novelties around 2013.

Anyway, what I found...

23:06

For tummy troubles, hypnosis might be the answer "IndyWatch Feed Health"

At least once a month, sixty million Americans deal with heartburn. But its not just painful it can also be deadly if ignored and thats probably why heartburn meds are some of the most popular drugs on the market. However, while they work for some they dont work for everyone and can come with long-term side

23:06

Should You Invest In Junk Silver and Other Precious Metals For Survival? "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Investing in Junk Silver CoinsIve noticed a lot of emails from readers recently asking me about investing in precious metals as a hedge against inflation. Since this is a subject that Ive not covered before on TheSurvivalistBlog.net, I thought I would share my views on the topic for you in todays post.

But before we get into the how to do it (or at least how I do it), lets look at a few of the negative points of investing in metals and why I think you should invest mostly in other types of barter goods and survival gear.

Who Will Know

For many people, the value of junk silver...

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23:05

New Cartoonist: Naji Benali "IndyWatch Feed Comics"

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Naji Benaji is a cartoonist from Morocco and also president of FECO Morocco. His work appears in various publications in Morocco and abroad and has been awarded numerous times.

23:05

Diet Against Disease, Episode 1 "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola Join us on this breathtaking journey. You will witness over 40 experts, including Doctors, Scientists & Survivors reveal how THIS relatively unknown Diet is having a revolutionary impact on chronic disease. Dont miss out on this limited-time free screening. RELATED ARTICLES: The Mediterranean Diet vs. a Completely Plant-Based Diet Exercise and Diet

23:04

Five Big Businesses Leading Bitcoin Charge "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Some of the worlds biggest companies have quietly embraced Bitcoin.

23:03

Vitamin C combo found to slash death rate almost 5 fold "IndyWatch Feed Health"

By Dr. Mercola Each year, an estimated 1 million Americans get sepsis and up to half of them die as a result. Sepsis is a progressive disease process initiated by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream, which is why its sometimes referred to as blood poisoning. While illnesses such as bronchitis, pneumonia,

23:03

What Constitutes a Rational Immigration Policy? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Somewhere between suicidal empathy (and associated faux-liberal platitudes) and ill-informed xenophobic rigidity.

23:03

Saudi Arabia - Leader in Promoting Islamist Extremism in UK "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Islamic Extremists

Saudi Arabia is 'at the top of the list' of countries exporting extremist Islam to the UK, according to a new Henry Jackson Societys report. The Henry Jackson Society is a think tank and policy-shaping force that fights for the principles and alliances which keep societies free working across borders and party lines to combat extremism, advance democracy and real human rights, and make a stand in an increasingly uncertain world.

The report claims there is a "clear and growing link" between Islamist organizations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The Henry Jackson Society, a foreign affairs think-tank, called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations, BBC reported. The report's release comes at a time when Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt are all accusing Qatar of supporting extremism - a charge the report says is hypocritical.

The Home Office report into the existence and influence of Jihadist organizations, commissioned by former Prime Minister David Cameron in 2015, has reportedly yet to be completed amid questions as to whether it will ever be published. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said he understood the report was "largely finished and sitting on Theresa May's desk, but there was probably a reluctance to publish it because of "embarrassing" content.

Britain has a close, long-standing and sometimes controversial relationship with Saudi Arabia. Annual bilateral trade is worth billions of pounds, UK exports to Saudi Arabia, notably in defense, employ thousands of people in both countries, and there is close co-operation on counter-terrorism. The alliance between UK and its Gulf Arab partners has economic and security benefits, according to Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The UK's Saudi Arabian embassy says the claims are "categorically false." In a statement, the Saudi embassy in London said any accusations that the kingdom had radicalized "a small number of individuals are baseless and lack credible evidence."  It added: "We do not and will not con...

23:02

Bitcoin Cores Btc Drak: SegWit2x BIP Is Technically, Ethically Utterly Appalling "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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A last-minute update to SegWit2x has earned the scorn of Bitcoin Core developer Btc Drak.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2uIbHzQ


23:01

Top Silicon Valley Exec Developing Telepathic Mind Control Technology -- AI Transhumanist Takeover? "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"


(Aaron Kesel) A former Google[x] exec Mary Lou Jepsen wants to bring telepathy to your list of technological needs, accomplishing this feat through a simple ski-hat.
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23:00

SurvivalHax 4 in 1 Tactical LED light, glass breaker, pen and fire steel: Weekly Product Review "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

tactical pen reviewSurvivalHax tactical pen is an amazing little tool, I have a sweet spot for kubotans and always carry a 4 long slim flashlight specifically because I can use it as a kubota (not the tractor). The idea of a kubotan is having a force multiplier that is also generally nonlethal. SurvivalHax has created an amazing tool that combines some truly necessary survival tools inside of a beneficial easily pocketed pen!

Hence, when able to attack, disability will make you seem weak; when using our abilities, we must seem as though we have none; when we are near, we must make the enemy...

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23:00

ConsenSys, Nation of Mauritius in Talks to Create 'Ethereum Island' "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

The Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius is seeking to turn itself into an incubator for Asia and Africa's blockchain expansion.

Source

22:58

The Novelty and Excess of American Design During the Jazz Age "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Muse with Violin Screen (detail) (1930) from Rose Iron Works, Inc., designed by Paul Fehr, wrought iron, brass, silver and gold plating (courtesy the Cleveland Museum of Art, on Loan from the Rose Iron Works Collections, Rose Iron Works Collections, photo by Howard Agriesti)

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museums The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is billed as the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in design during the exhilarating years of the 1920s. Rather than narrow the lens on this era of rapid cultural and technological change, this concentration on the post-World War I United States is a lively, international showcase of design. We felt very much that European exhibitions of Art Deco had tried to cover a broad swath of things, but definitely from a European point of view, and either left out what was going on in America entirely, or dumped everything in but the kitchen sink, Sarah Coffin, Cooper Hewitts curator and head of product design and decorative arts, told Hyperallergic.

Study for Maximum Mass Permitted by the 1916 New York Zoning Law, Stage 4 (1922), designed by Hugh Ferriss, black crayon, stumpe...

22:58

PR: Indorse, the Decentralized Professional Network on Ethereum, Joins Forces With WINGS DAO "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release.

WINGS DAO to earn 1% of all Indorse tokens for price discovery and social promotion

Singapore July 10, 2017 Indorse, the decentralized professional network on Ethereum, and WINGS, the Ethereum-based price discovery and social promotion DAO, have announced that Indorse intends to use the WINGS platform for crowd-powered valuation and promotion, and for its bounty application for community engagement.

Indorse can be likened to a decentralised LinkedIn and Instagram, wherein every claim in your profile will be validated by the peers. Users have a chance of earning through this process. The platform will share most of the revenue with users.

Eddy Travia, CEO of Coinsilium Group which recently invested S$100k in Indorse, said, This is a new and game-changing model in a multi-billion-dollar social media industry and we are confident that Indorse has the requisite skills and talent to propel Indorse to become one of the worlds most popular decentralised social platforms.

Since June 2017 WINGS DAO has forecasted and promoted several funding campaigns which have raised in excess of $150 million. WINGS The Blockchain Crowdfunding DAO serves as a platform where WINGS holders can evaluate upcoming ICOs, forecast the amount a certain project is about to raise during its funding campaign and share projects with their social networks. The wisdom of crowds is recognized as one of the most accurate ways to forecast future events, WINGS harnesses forecast markets and crowds specifically for Ethereum ICOs.

We are pleased to have the talented team at Indorse choose WINGS as the choice partner for assisting them in pricing their crowdfund and for engaging the cryptocurrency community with our bounty application, said Stas Oskin, WINGS Core Developer, Many new possibilities for decentralized applications...

22:55

SkinCoin Announces the Creation of a New Advisory Board "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

SkinCoin, a cryptocurrency platform focusing mainly on the gaming and game content industry has announced the inclusion of a new member in an advisory role. Alexey Burdyko, the founder, and CEO of Game Show will be offering his valuable guidance to help the SkinCoin team develop and implement the cryptocurrency platform that can truly address Continue reading SkinCoin Announces the Creation of a New Advisory Board

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22:51

Bitcoin Gains In Popularity in Arizona As US Bitcoin ATM Network Grows "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Coinsource, the largest Bitcoin ATM networks in all of the US, has installed yet another ATM in Arizona, a major US broadcasting company outlet reported.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sHc4cu


22:51

Bitcoin Cores Btc Drak: SegWit2x BIP Is Technically, Ethically Utterly Appalling "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

A last-minute update to SegWit2x has earned the scorn of Bitcoin Core developer Btc Drak.

22:46

Man turns to cakes in a bid to get his racist neighbour to stop calling security "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

Imgur user SharkswithFrigginLazerBeams shared this story about a friend who lives in a gated community and has a racist neighbour who constantly calls security on him because he isnt white.

My friend lives in an older gated community that maybe doesnt get much exposure to non-whites. His mom is Portuguese/Japanese and father is Swedish/German

when he walks his dogs it tends to manifest (security guards) asking Sir, can I help you?, Do you live here? or Do you realize youre tresspassing? as he calmly points out his house and dock in the distance.

The man found out which of his neighbours kept calling security, so used this cake as a passive-aggressive peace offering and left it on her doorstep.

And the woman saw the error of her ways, made a full apology and now the two are best friends. Just kidding!

The lady then left a homophobic letter (he is not straight, but lowkey about it) which must have triggered the embrace of his newfound, externally-imposed heritage enough to craft this beauty, which he placed in her mailbox.

So if at first you dont succeed, try a cupcake with whore written on it.

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22:42

Bitcoin Gains In Popularity in Arizona As US Bitcoin ATM Network Grows "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Coinsource, the largest Bitcoin ATM networks in all of the US, has installed yet another ATM in Arizona, a major US broadcasting company outlet reported.

22:37

Prepper News Brief: Monday, July 10, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

In todays news segment Im doing something a little different in that instead of linking to out to news across the web. Today, Im going to link back to some of our other articles on investing and saving because they have the potential to help readers the most. And most people here have not read these and even if you have it cant hurt to read them again.

1. Save Your Nickels! What You Need To Know About Nickels

So, is it really that easy to get real money in exchange for the worthless stuff floating around? Yes, it still is. You walk into a bank, hand the teller a...

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22:36

Wenn Horrorfilm-Fans Street Art machen: Ein Clown im Gulli "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Wir finden es immer wieder schn zu sehen, wenn Leute Gedanken, Ideen oder einfach nur Sympathien fr bestimmte Themen und Dinge in Form von urbanen Interventionen auf die Strae bringen. Dadurch wird die Stadt nicht nur vielfltiger, sondern auch ein Stck weit persnlicher. Zudem wird der normale Alltagsblick und wenn es auch nur fr Sekunden ist umgelenkt, es entstehen neue Perspektiven, Blickwinkel und Ansichten. Dieser kleine, gut gemachte und sicherlich auch ziemlich effektive Eingriff in den ffentlichen Raum eines Horror- und Stephen King Fans hat uns gerade per Email erreicht. Gerne mehr davon. This non-official urban intervention was created by fans with no intention of profit. The Character of Pennywise and his likeness are exclusive properties of Warner Brothers. Entertainment inc. and Stephen King.

Der Beitrag Wenn Horrorfilm-Fans Street Art machen: Ein Clown im Gulli erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

22:32

Pencil Drawing Exercises To Teach Light, Shadow And Volume "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Aren't these pencil drawing exercises that my fourteen year old daughter drew just wonderful? Sometimes one forgets the magic of simply putting pencil to paper, especially if one learns some oh so important lessons in how to actually depict light,...

22:30

Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

Upcycle your fabric scraps and offcuts, and make a colorful alternative to rope and cord for your future weaving and craft activities.

Read more on MAKE

The post Twist Fabric Scraps into Colorful Twine appeared first on...

22:29

Temps Reach 112 Degrees as California Residents Suffer a Summer Power Outage "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Because 112 degree temperatures arent already bad enough, many Southern California residents also got to enjoy a summer power outage over the weekend of July 8, 2017.

A transformer in Read the rest

The post Temps Reach 112 Degrees as California Residents Suffer a Summer Power Outage appeared first on The Organic Prepper.

22:16

Why Havent Ethereum Traders Cashed Out Yet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Six Ethereum traders explain why they arent ready to cash out their savings stored in Ethereums native token, Ether.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2u4BnZV


22:11

Why Havent Ethereum Traders Cashed Out Yet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

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Six Ethereum traders explain why they arent ready to cash out their savings stored in Ethereums native token, Ether.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2u4BnZV


22:10

Bitcoin + Post-Trade? Nivaura Exits Stealth to Help Banks Use Open Blockchains "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Blockchain startup Nivaura has been granted "restricted" permission from a UK regulator to issue and administer financial instruments.

Source

22:03

All About Mistakes Urban Intervention by Studio URMA in Lisbon "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Berlin based urban art and architecture Studio URMA spend some intense time in Lisbon where they realized a new project and urban intervention named All About Mistakes. Studio URMA developed a computer generated pattern that is influenced by urban structures and used as street art. For the project they made a solo show, screen prints and a bigger mural. In the age of global digital-social networking in which we all partake, Studio URMA, in the present work, seeks to confront the inception and manipulation of information. Thinking back to our childhood, everyone might remember playing a game of whisper down the lane which has the children form a circle or a line. The first one thinks of a word or phrase she then whispers into the ear of the next who silently passes it on until the message reaches the last child in line. He will recite openly what the silent post delivered to him. The jibberish that comes out at the end naturally causes laughter. Relaying this principle to the flood of information of news media and its consumption, we might realize that information, from the moment of its inception, moves in a kind of loop until it reaches us. As ...

Der Beitrag All About Mistakes Urban Intervention by Studio URMA in Lisbon erschien zuerst auf URBANSHIT.

22:02

Why Big Pharmas days are numbered "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Making way for a parallel medical system based on the principles of natural health

By Robert Verkerk PhD
Founder, executive and scientific director, Alliance for Natural Health International
Scientific director, Alliance for Natural Health USA

Has Big Pharma had its heyday? We think so. Its an industry borne out of a business model thats more or less dependent on patented, new-to-nature compounds. The pipelines drying up and the dire consequences of taking products required to be different in form and function from those to which our bodies have adapted over millions of years are increasingly recognised by the public. The publics also waking up to the fact that these side effects arent a necessity of healthcare per se theyre a by-product of Big Pharmas business model.

 

Its broken, fix it

A glance at Big Pharmas top selling drugs, such as oncologics (anti-cancer), antidiabetics, pain, autoimmune diseases, anti-hypertensives, mental health and lipid regulators (for heart disease), shows most drugs dont do what they say on the tin.[1] Back in 2003, the late Dr Allen Roses, then vice-president of genetics at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) told a shocked London meeting of health experts, researchers and journalists that, The vast majority of drugs more than 90 per cent only work in 30 or 50 per cent of the people.[2] The journal BMJ Clinical Evidence has since evaluated around 3000 medical treatments and currently finds that only 11% have been proven to be of benefit to patients.[3] And thats before you consider that properly prescribed drugs are one of the leading causes of preventable death.[4]

 

Tentacles and revolving doors

Perhaps we shouldnt be surprised, given the well-exposed revolving door between the drug companies and government regulators.[5] Contrary to the publics expectations and medical establishment fanfares over drugs having been confirmed as efficacious through elaborate and costly randomised controlled trials or RCTs this is far from always the case.[6]

 

The drug companies, over the last half century or so, have influenced medical training and continue to regard family physicians and general practitioners (GPs), the first line of contact with the public, as sales reps for their businesses. These docs are skilled at drug prescribing, but theyre less skilled at knowing which of the multitude of factors in a patients life need changing to help them manage or recover from their chronic disease of choice. Those who have the required knowledge often lack the time to do justice to such multi-factorial, non-pharmaceutical approaches that are the domain of naturo...

22:01

Modern Dentistry Dangers Exposed By A Dentist "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Jonathan Landsman; Natural News

Dental amalgam is made up of 50 percent mercury a toxic heavy metal linked scientifically to neurological problems, kidney problems and infertility. In 1991, the World Health Organization reported that mercury fillings are the predominant cause of mercury exposure. So, the question remains: is YOUR dentist telling you the whole truth about your health?

The American Dental Association (ADA) continues to deny the dangers of mercury-based, silver fillings insisting that dental amalgam is a safe, affordable and durable material used to restore the teeth of over 100 million Americans.

Toxic truth: Mercury fillings release dangerous vapors


If mercury stayed inside teeth, as intended, the danger might not be so severe. But the fact is: silver fillings leak mercury daily in the form of invisible and odorless vapors which are released with such common, everyday activities as chewing food, drinking hot beverages, grinding teeth and undergoing routine dental procedures.

In a video produced by the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, an extracted tooth displayed against a phosphorescent screen clearly shows streams of vapor issuing forth. According to the IAOMT, the vapor is being released in amounts 1,000 times higher than the EPA limit for the air we breathe.
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22:00

Why Haven't Ethereum Traders Cashed Out Yet "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Six Ethereum traders explain why they arent ready to cash out their savings stored in Ethereums native token, Ether.

22:00

New Pen & Ink Depictions of Trees Sprouting into Animals by Alfred Basha "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Italian illustrator Alfred Basha (previously) continues his ongoing project of fusing animal forms with the branches of trees. The popular illustrations have recently been turned into both shirts and prints and you can see more of his recent work on Instagram.

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22:00

Are there foxes in Tasmania? Follow the poop "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Stephen Sarre, based at the University of Canberra in Australia, has made a career out of collecting and analyzing poop. Its a tough job, but someones got to do it. Part of his work is designed to answer a multi-million dollar question: Is Tasmania home to foxes, a pest that carries rabies and other diseases []

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22:00

Tom Lee Feels Bitcoin Can Hit US$55,000 per BTC in the Near Future "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Now is a good time as any to make a bold Bitcoin price prediction. Tom Lee, one of Wall Streets top strategists, did exactly that. In his opinion, Bitcoin will outshine gold in the next five years. Moreover, Lee sees the Bitcoin value surpass the US$20,000 mark with relative ease. It is even possible one Continue reading Tom Lee Feels Bitcoin Can Hit US$55,000 per BTC in the Near Future

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22:00

MakeItGo Is a Global Party Game for Makerspaces "IndyWatch Feed Diy"

MakeItGo is a collaborative game that brings different makerspaces together to create an iterative project.

Read more on MAKE

The post MakeItGo Is a Global Party Game for Makerspaces appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

21:57

Temps Reach 112 Degrees as California Residents Suffer a Summer Power Outage "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Because 112 degree temperatures arent already bad enough, many Southern California residents also got to enjoy a summer power outage over the weekend of July 8, 2017.

A transformer in Read the rest

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21:55

As Matthew Taylor publishes his report, its automation thats the elephant in the room "IndyWatch Feed Education"

Election discussion about the economy, employment, and skills, largely avoided any reference to the debate about automation and its consequences for work. Even if its accepted that technological progress will eliminate jobs (though there are major differences of opinion about how many) its also generally argued  that low-paid unskilled work will be replaced by new, []

21:54

3 Ways To Treat A Stomach Ulcer Naturally "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Liivi Hess; The Alternative Daily

You always know when youve got a stomach ulcer. Theres a sharp burning sensation in your stomach that simply refuses to go away, making certain foods unbearable and eating in general a whole lot less enjoyable. If youve got a stomach ulcer, you want it gone fast.

What are stomach ulcers?

Stomach ulcers, more appropriately known as gastric ulcers, are sores or lesions that develop on the inner lining of the stomach. Think of your stomach lining as the non-stick coating on your frying pan. With everything going well, the non-stick coating remains unharmed and your food slides off easily and without sticking to the bottom. If you scratch the nonstick surface with something abrasive, however, the non-stick coating begins to flake off, exposing the vulnerable inner layer of the pan to food and, quite frankly, ruining your Sunday banana pancakes.


Just another reason to stay well away from non-stick cookware!

But back to the problem at hand. Your stomach lining is much the same. With a healthy gastrointestinal environment, the lining remains unmarred and is perfectly capable of containing its own corrosive gastric acid. But when something compromises the lining, such as an H. pylori infection or chronic stress, those gastric juices begin to corrode the more susceptible inner layers of your stomach. That explains that horrible burning sensation, then.
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21:47

The Round-up: Rooted in place, the city grew around us "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

  Here is some very good new music.   Hayden Prosser Tether (Whirlwind Recordings) Theres an odd grace to the new one from bassist Hayden Prosser.  Its motion has a strangely regimented feel, as if it were mirroring the patterns of a Scrabble board construction or a high-speed game of Go.  That alone generates []

21:44

Hambach-Destroying RWEs Coal Mine Cables Torched in Germany "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Linksunten Indymedia

translated by Insurrection News

On the night of Thursday, July 6, we set fire to signal cables for the coal line in the Rhine.

While in Hamburg the cops cut down resistance with tear gas and water cannons, we used the quiet of the night and the absence of our cops to pay a hostile visit to RWE (coal extraction company exploiting the forest in Hambach).

We see our action as part of the struggle for a world more respectful of life and against all this shit.

21:40

Why you shouldnt try and paint a bike sign freehand "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

A wonky bike sign on a cycle path has provided a laugh for locals in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, after a contractor attempted to paint it freehand, reports the BBC.

The wheelie badly painted sign appeared on a Sunday and was spotted by Paula Brown, who described it as looking like a penny farthing.

It could have been worsse in 2015 this road in Tamworth, Staffordshire, had cocks accidentally painted all over it after council workers used the wrong kind of paint.

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21:36

Harvard: Unvaccinated Children Pose Zero Risk According To Open Letter "IndyWatch Feed Health"

A Harvard immunologist has written an open letter explaining why unvaccinated children pose no risk to their vaccinated counterparts. 

Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, is the author of the book Vaccine Illusion.  She has studied immunology in some of the worlds most prestigious medical institutions. She earned her PhD in Immunology at the Rockefeller University in New York and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University in California.

Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych.  I hold a PhD in Immunology.  I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.  You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children is not consistent with such a statement.  I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.  People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

  1. IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus. Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces.  Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine.  Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.
  2. Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. te...

21:29

New Study Warns Chemo Increases The Flow Of Cancer Through The Blood "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Breast cancer is one of the most common tumor types, and metastasis greatly increases the risk of death from this disease. By studying the process of intravasation or entry of cells into the vasculature, Karagiannis et al. discovered that, in addition to killing tumor cells, chemotherapy treatment can also increase intravasation.

Groups of cells collectively known as tumor microenvironment of metastasis (TMEM) can serve as gateways for tumor cells entering the vasculature, and the authors discovered that several types of chemotherapy can increase the amounts of TMEM complexes and circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream. The researchers also determined that a drug called rebastinib can interfere with TMEM activity and help overcome the increased risk of cancer cell dissemination.

Researchers based in the United States have determined that chemotherapy, the main option used to treat cancer patients of all walks, might be making the situation worse. The emphasis of the study focused on those with breast cancer. Chemotherapy, as the study found, could increase the risk for metastasis.

You can see the study for the entire article

21:29

Choosing Cache Containers To Make A Secret Stash "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

According to various estimates the majority of Americans are unprepared for even small-scale disasters. Once it hits the fan, you have a few hours until your local supermarkets and convenient stores get stripped of valuable supplies. To give yourself a fighting change, you should consider making a survival stash using the proper cache containers. What ... Read more...

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21:26

Bitten to the bone, by water "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Pachgai Khera village is just 20 km from Agra, where tourists sip bottled water as they gaze at the Taj. But the fluoride-laden groundwater that the villagers are forced to drink leaves them crippled and bent.

The water they drink poisons their bones. Scores of people in Pachgai Khera, a village of some 500 residents, some 20 kilometres from Agra and off National Highway 44, are bent over or have their limbs twisted at the joints. Many have mottled or darkened teeth. Growing children are stunted in their teens, their studies and play halted, their movement and confidence impaired by twisted limbs and dwarfism. Cataract is common. Every other person, even if not deformed, complains of joint aches. Its the same in the neighbouring villages of Patti Pachgai and Rohta. The culprit: fluorosis, caused by long-term consumption of water with too much fluoride. The permissible limit for fluoride in water is 1 ppm (part per million); the health department of Uttar Pradesh found that fluoride levels in groundwater in the region is 3.5-4.5 ppm. This is caused by fluorspar and fluorite deposits in the soil that dissolve in groundwater.

The only solution is to have safe water piped or transported to this village. If bringing water to the area is difficult, deep boring should be done. Water obtained from 500 feet deep will be far better than what is obtained from shallow wells, says Dr BS Yadav, the chief medical officer for Agra district.

Villagers say that, despite representations to the administration, nothing is being done. No one is listening, says Chetna Kumari, an accredited social health activist (ASHA) of Pachgai Khera. And the staff at the health centre hardly ever visit the patients. Now, even the villagers are not bothered about treatment. They say its their destiny.

As a child, Deepak (above) dreamt of one day striding tall like actor Amitabh Bachchan. After all, he was taller than many other boys in his class. Today he is 18, aimless, hopeless, done in by the fluoride in the water he and others in his village have drunk all their lives. His four brothers and sister have been spared. Thank God our sister did not have to suffer and is already married, he says. Otherwise, it would have been very difficult.
As a chi...

21:25

New Caledonia: Arson at Kouaoua Nickel Mine "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Attaque

On Sunday morning, a fire destroyed part of the conveyor belt used to transport the nickel ore in Kouaoua, on an SLN mine. SLN agents stopped the fire at 4:30 am.

The mayor of the municipality, Alcide Ponga, published photos of the disaster on his Facebook account, advancing the thesis of arson. Everything happened really fast. Too fast for there not to be a fire accelerator or fuel, said the mayor of Kouaoua, Alcide Ponga, contacted by telephone this Sunday. The treadmill about ten kilometers, also called the serpentine was set on fire for nearly 200 meters. No one needs this right now in the mine, said the mayor of the commune, angered.

On 28 January 2016, the serpentine had already been the subject of an act of vandalism. The treadmill had been set on fire for about 50 meters. The criminal trail was already mentioned. The repair of the equipment took ten days, at a cost estimated at twenty million. Stopping the treadmill resulted in a production loss of 10,000 tonnes per week.

***ORIGINAL, FRENCH***
Kouaoua (Nouvelle-Caledonie) : Incendie du tapis roulant de la mine

Posted on 9 juillet 2017 by Attaque

Les Nouvelles Caldoniennes / dimanche 9 juillet 2017

Ce dimanche matin, un incendie a dtruit une partie du tapis roulant servant transporter le minerai de nickel Kouaoua, sur une mine de la SLN. Les agents de la SLN ont eux-mmes arrt lincendie qui sest dclar 4 h 30.
Le maire de la commune, Alcide Ponga, a publi des photos du sinistre sur son compte Facebook, en avanant la thse de lincendie criminel. Tout est all trs vite. Trop vite pour quil ny ait pas un acclrateur de feu ou un carburant , estime le maire de Kouaoua, Alcide Ponga, contact par tlphone ce dimanche. Le tapis roulant dune dizaine de kilomtres, galement appel la serpentine a t incendi sur prs de 200 mtres. Personne na besoin de a en ce moment dans la mine , a encore prcis le maire de la commune, dpit.

Le 28 janvier 2016, la serpentine avait dj fait lobjet dun acte de vandalisme. Le tapis roulant avait...

21:22

In5D Alternative News for July 10, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Welcome to In5D News, your source for Alternative News related to POSITIVE change in our society. Alternative news is the REAL news that is not being reported on the main stream media (MSM). It also reveals the propaganda that IS being reported by the MSM. If youve noticed, the main stream media promotes violence, fear, []

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21:20

Pumping the Ohangwena aquifers reserves "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Eenhana-The estimated volumes of water in the Ohangwena aquifer have ballooned to 20 billion cubic metres, from the earlier estimates of 5 billion cubic metres.

The aquifer is currently supplying 40 cubic metres of water per hour to Eenhana through three boreholes. The agriculture ministry is now looking at extending water provision to areas of Epembe, Oshikunde and Okongo in eastern Ohangwena. These areas currently have no access to piped water and are in dire need of potable water. This was revealed by the deputy permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Abraham Nehemia, who was happy with the progress in work done on the aquifer.

We will ensure that Oshikunde, Epembe will get water from this aquifer, depending on available resources, said Nehemia.

Nehemia said although the quality of the aquifer water is good it is unfortunately rich in fluoride that will require the ministry to also put up desalination plants in areas where more boreholes would be drilled to ensure that such water is fit for human consumption.

At present, the water to Eenhana is used concurrently with pipeline water to desalinate the high-fluoride aquifer water. It is pumped through three boreholes that were drilled at a cost of N$2.6 million each between late last year and May this year.

In 2013 it was estimated that the Ohangwena aquifer has 5 billion cubic metres of water.
Studies on the aquifer, which commenced in 2013, will be ongoing to determine how the aquifer will react once large volumes of water are extracted.

Currently, water extracted from the aquifer is only for human and livestock consumption but not for larger scale usage.

Martin Quinger, a representative of the company doing the technical work, Bundesanstalt fr Geowissenschften and Rohstoffe (BGR), said the aquifer stretches about 200 kilometres into Angola with most of the recharging also done in Angola.

Quinger said 80 percent of water from the aquifer comes from Angola.
Nehemia said the Angolan and Namibian governments have established the Cuvelai Water Commission to ensure that the agreement of extracting water from the aquifer is in compliance with SADC protocol on shared watercourses.

While there is a dire need in eastern Ohangwena, several boreholes were drilled during the drought last year, but have not had installation work done.

But Nehemia assured that the process of installation has already commenced in the Zambezi and Kunene regions and will be done in other regions.

However, he appealed to the regions with uninstalled boreholes to identify critically-hit areas as the budget may not...

21:19

Another Universe may have bumped into ours and we may have PROOF "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Ancient Code

Scientists believe that ANOTHER universe may have BUMPED into ours, and theres even proof of that.

The Cold Spot area resides in the constellation Eridanus in the southern galactic hemisphere. The insets show the environment of this anomalous patch of the sky as mapped by Szapudis team using PS1 and WISE data and as observed in the cosmic microwave background temperature data taken by the Planck satellite. The angular diameter of the vast supervoid aligned with the Cold Spot, which exceeds 30 degrees, is marked by the white circles. Graphics by Gerg Krnicz. Image Credit: ESA Planck Collaboration.

So wheres the evidence? Well, astronomers point towards the Cold Spot, a massive area in the CMB Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) which stretches a staggering BILLION light-years across.

To take a peek at this cosmic microwave background is to glimpse the primordial universe, a time when it was less than 400,000 years old.


Looking at the so-called Cold Spot spotted by scientists in the cosmic background radiation, scientists believe theyve found evidence that other universebesides our own obviouslyexist out there, and it may be evidence we are living in a MULTIVERSE.

So, the question here isnt Are we alone in the universe but is our universe ALONE out there? The existence of other universes changes EVERYTHING.
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21:18

Americans dont have egg cups and people cant get their heads round it "IndyWatch Feed Satire"

First came the revelation that Americans dont use electric kettles. Now it turns out they dont have egg cups either.

We cant take much more of this.

Heres what the Americans had to say for themselves.

21:16

Why Are Americans So Sick? "IndyWatch Feed Health"

In the early 1900s, infectious diseasestuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal disease-- were the leading cause of death in the United States. By the end of the last century, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, stroke, and type 2 diabetes were responsible fo...

21:06

GaiaPortal 7-7-17 Rains of Higher Nova Gaia are released "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

This GaiaPortal update came out yesterday came out the same day I was moved to Kilauea for the Shasta connection mission.

For further interpretations, I suggest checking Rosalie Parker and The Event Hub.

Rains of Higher Nova Gaia are released

Rains of Higher Nova Gaia are released.

Elements of Light are imbued with each.

Secrets are exposed and washed away.

Natal embeds of Higher D are released.


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21:05

Cuban Artists Find Escape and Entrapment in the Sea "IndyWatch Feed Arts"

Yoan Capote, Islands (see-escape) (2010), oil, nails, and fishhooks on jute, mounted on plywood (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic)

MIAMI Last November, Jorge M. Prez, real estate developer and board member of the Prez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), continued his patronage of the museum with a $15 million donation to be gifted over the next decade  $5 million for the acquisition of work by Latin American artists, $5 million for the acquisition of additional works, and 200 pieces from Prezs massive Cuban art collection.

A few years ago, I interviewed Prez about his private art collection, which takes up nearly every inch of his sprawling home. Touring his villa was akin to exploring a funhouse, searching for work to pop out in unexpected places in closets, along the wall near the driveway, at the feet of still more art. In a city where the sentiments of the developers dont always align with the institutions they represent, Prez is, in some ways, an exception. The man loves art, especially Latin American and Cuban art, with a fervor that leaves him barely able to contain himself when he discusses it.

Its unsurprising that his donation to the PAMM is massive, with many of the works migrating to the museums permanent collection, and others becoming part of a three-part installation: On the Horizon: Internal Landscapes (June 9, 2017September 10, 2017), which examines the horizon as it relates to the body and self; Abstracting History (September 21, 2017January 7, 2018), a show of abstract art reflecting on political and spiritual history; and Domestic Anxieties (January 18April 8, 2018), a set of works exploring architecture and everyday spaces as sources of emotion and duress. Prezs don...

21:04

Nail and Toenail Fungus: Common Causes and Effective Natural Cures "IndyWatch Feed Fertility"

toenail fungus causes and curesBesides leaky gut and the host of autoimmune issues that go along with it, antibiotic overuse is also a major cause of nail and toenail fungus. The unbalancing of the gut that occurs allows pathogenic fungal strains like Candida to become dominant over beneficial, friendly microbes, get into the blood and infect other tissues. The fingers and toes are a common location for a fungal infection to take hold. Incidentally, one of the least talked about side effects of birth control pills is a damaged gut environment just like antibiotics!

How does this happen? Once Candida takes hold from overuse of pharmaceuticals, its roots, called rhizoids, gradually penetrate and compromise the gut wall. This allows it to enter the bloodstream and travel freely around the body. This domino effect is described in detail in Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBrides bestselling book on reclaiming gut health and reversing autoimmune disorders.

Once Candida spills into the blood, fungal overgrowth can easily take hold elsewhere in the body. Nails and toenails are prime locations for these secondary fungal infections that originated in the gut.(...)
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21:04

Energy Update Resurrection To Breakthrough To Peaceful "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

by Anastacia, Australian Correspondent, In5D.com Resurrection to Breakthrough to Peaceful and More for those who want to go Deeper The recent Resurrection and then the Full Moon Lions gate energies have been very interesting. They are bringing up and out a new empowerment energy within ones soulyet in doing so, this has also brought up []

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21:01

Google gives $2M for gun violence prevention "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Google gives $2M for gun violence prevention

Google is entering the gun violence prevention domain with the Internet search giants offering of $2 million to thwart the American epidemic.

The Google.org grant will go to already-established programs in 10 cities with communities of color most impacted by gun violence, the Community Justice Reform Coalition announced last month in a press release.

Too often gun violence prevention efforts are bogged down by what happens in the halls of Congress rather than focusing on whats happening on community streets, said Pastor Michael McBride, director of the partner campaign LIVE FREE. Congressional action is important, but there are proven, evidence-based strategies to dramatically reduce gun violence without waiting for Congress to act.

The grant will support local efforts to reduce the firearm homicides rate, while decreasing mass incarceration and positioning communities of color to take the problem head on, the coalition said.

The Trace reported the programs will use a Ceasefire model, bringing together law enforcement, community leaders and social services in a cooperative effort to reduce shootings in Chicago; Milwaukee; Miami Gardens; Orlando; Indianapolis; Gary, Indiana; Oakland; New York City; Cincinnati and Dallas.

Google.org is proud to support the PICO Network LIVE FREE Campaign as part of our ongoing commitment to organizations and innovators working on racial justice. said Justin Steele, principal at Google.org. Their unique, evidence-based approach brings together important allies clergy, organizers, law enforcement, and organizational leaders who are able to interrupt cycles of violence by reaching individuals and groups at a local and personal level. We look forward to seeing their work bring about positive change in urban communities.

The Peacekeeper Partnership is made up of several anti-racism groups and national gun violence prevention organizations, including The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

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21:00

Hurricane Prep: How Much Time Do You Have "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

More things we didn't know as we prepped for our first hurricane: how to intrepret the timing info in forecasts. What you need to know.

21:00

There Is A Dark Side To Our Species This Is What People Fear The Most In A Societal Collapse And It Isnt Hunger, Disease or Exposure "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following article was originally published by Joshua Krause at Tess Penningtons ReadyNutrition.com.

Tess is the author of The Preppers Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Guide To Prepare For ANY Disaster

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There are a lot of reasons why people prep for disasters, but theres one reason thats far more popular than the others. What people fear most when they think about what would happen if society collapsed, isnt hunger, disease, or exposure. They fear what other people might do to them when the chips are down.They worry that members of their community might hurt or kill them to survive.

And though most preppers wont admit it, I think most of us fear what we might be capable of in a bad situation. We dont have to find out if we have enough food stocked up in our pantries.

However, it should be noted that there is an alternate view on what most people will do if society collapses. For historians who study disasters and social collapse, there is hope that people wont automatically turn into savages if the grid goes down. A writer for Slate recently interviewed several experts on this topic, and heres what they had to say:

Can this ray of sunshine be trusted? Id love to believe it can be. I asked Scott Knowles, a historian of disaster, what historians and sociologists who study collapses and disasters have to say. His answer: It depends. We help, and also we dont, Knowles said in an email to me.

Over the years, academic researchers have gone back and forth on the question. This whole area of work really got going in the Cold War when defense planners wanted to model post-[nuclear] attack scenarios, Knowles wrote. The Disaster Research Center at Ohio State University (which has since moved to the University of Delaware) did the work over years to model community response, and they pushed back strongly on the idea of social c...

There Is A Dark Side To Our Species This Is What People Fear The Most In A Societal Collapse And It Isnt Hunger, Disease or Exposure "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

The following article was originally published by Joshua Krause at Tess Penningtons ReadyNutrition.com.

Tess is the author of The Preppers Blueprint: A Step-By-Step Guide To Prepare For ANY Disaster

people-chaos-panic

There are a lot of reasons why people prep for disasters, but theres one reason thats far more popular than the others. What people fear most when they think about what would happen if society collapsed, isnt hunger, disease, or exposure. They fear what other people might do to them when the chips are down.They worry that members of their community might hurt or kill them to survive.

And though most preppers wont admit it, I think most of us fear what we might be capable of in a bad situation. We dont have to find out if we have enough food stocked up in our pantries.

However, it should be noted that there is an alternate view on what most people will do if society collapses. For historians who study disasters and social collapse, there is hope that people wont automatically turn into savages if the grid goes down. A writer for Slate recently interviewed several experts on this topic, and heres what they had to say:

Can this ray of sunshine be trusted? Id love to believe it can be. I asked Scott Knowles, a historian of disaster, what historians and sociologists who study collapses and disasters have to say. His answer: It depends. We help, and also we dont, Knowles said in an email to me.

Over the years, academic researchers have gone back and forth on the question. This whole area of work really got going in the Cold War when defense planners wanted to model post-[nuclear] attack scenarios, Knowles wrote. The Disaster Research Center at Ohio State University (which has since moved to the University of Delaware) did the work over years to model community response, and they pushed back strongly on the idea of social collapsethey found instead too much of the oppositepeople converge on a disaster scene!

And there are countless e...

21:00

Dont Lose Your Dinghy "IndyWatch Feed Survival"

Lost or stolen dinghies are heart-breaking, as they're expensive to replace and your mobility is limited until you do. Tips to lessen the chances of the dinghy being stolen or floating free.

20:59

No Joke: Blockchain Startup Tierion to Seek $25 Million in Ethereum Token Sale "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Once a critic of blockchain hype, Tierion CEO Wayne Vaughan has now launched an ICO built on ethereum for his time-stamping startup.

Source

20:49

Alien structures and monolith were photographed on Iapetus, the mysterious moon of Saturn! "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

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Ipeetus or Iapetus is Saturn's third largest natural satellite. The Cassini mission in 2007 revealed several unusual features of this moon. One of these features is a huge mysterious equatorial ridge that reaches a height of 20 km, a length of 1300 km and a width of 20 km. This huge summit, involves more than 75 percent of the moon.
Source: http://www.segnidalcielo.it/

20:47

Fluoridation to appear on Petersburg ballot "IndyWatch Feed Health"

Voters will get another chance to decide on water fluoridation in Petersburg this October. The boroughs deputy clerk Mindy Swihart this month certified signatures on a petition to vote on fluoride in Petersburgs water supply.

Dana Thynes (DAN-uh TEE-ness lives on Kupreanof but has a music studio on the boroughs water system in Petersburg. She helped collect signatures for the petition this spring.

Yes I actually carried my petition with me everywhere I went, she said. Sometimes Id go in the grocery store. Thats not easy to do but I feel strongly about this.

Thynes and other fluoride opponents think it should be a personal choice and are concerned with health effects from ingesting too much.

We dont really know how much fluoride were ingesting every day, Thynes said. In our water we get point seven parts per million, which is a little less than one milligram per liter of drinking water, roughly a quart. So you gotta say, so how many liters of water do you drink a day. Some people drink a lot, some people dont drink very much. And then what about cooking pasta and rice and potatoes in that fluoridated water. And then something people forget about is swimming, bathing, showering where you absorb fluoride through the skin and youre inhaling fluoride vapors as well, along with chlorine and other things.

Thynes calls fluoride a poison and feels strongly enough about it that she will try again next year if the effort to end fluoridation is not successful this year.

Fluoride can have toxic effects if ingested at high levels, but health officials say the benefits to dental health are worth fluoridating water at low levels. The medical staff at Petersburg Medical Center wrote a letter in support of fluoridation this year.

The federal governments Centers for Disease Control and American Dental Association both support water fluoridation at the community level. The CDC named it one of 10 great public health achievements of the last century. The CDC says in 2014, over 211 million people in the U.S. lived on water systems with fluoride.

Juneau stopped fluoridating more than a decade ago. Sitkas the only other place in Southeast that fluoridates. Anchorage does as well, along with a scattering of smaller communities around the state. Just under half of the population in Alaska on a community water supply has fluoridated water, ranking Alaska 43rd among the 50 states.

Voters here approved adding fluoride to the water in 1986 and voted to keep it in the water in 1998. The margin that year was nearly 200 votes.

Petersburgs 2016 water quality report detected an average level of 0.7 parts per million, or milligrams pe...

20:45

Kevin Lawton: Bitcoin Civil War Coming Soon "IndyWatch Feed Crypto"

Kevin Lawton: Bitcoin Civil War Coming Soon by Greg Hunter USA Watchdog Keven Lawton is a tech entrepreneur with 10 startups under his belt. He is also an expert in crypto currencies and sees a Bitcoin civil war coming...

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20:38

The End Of The Cycle: "Government Will Gladly Enter War To Cleanse The Balance Sheet And Cull The Herd" "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

The End Of The Cycle: The Government Will Gladly Enter A War To Cleanse The Balance Sheet And Cull The Herd

Jeremiah Johnson
July 7th, 2017
SHTFplan.com

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-end-of-the-cycle-the-government-will-gladly-enter-a-war-to-cleanse-the-balance-sheet-and-cull-the-herd_07072017

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In the days following the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the country is in an even more precarious position than it was in 1776.  We face a situation of a fiat currency about to collapse as the consumer-based economy follows.  Whether orchestrated by our imperialistic government or following actions of a hostile foreign nation (prompted or unprompted) the government will gladly enter a war to cleanse the balance sheet and cull the herd.  Concurrently, the country is deeply divided domestically along lines of racial unrest.

The country also faces a threat to its existence in the face of Muslim extremists who are fostered by the traitorous socialist-Marxists in our government who enabled their entry under Obama as protected refugees.  U.S. policy in every arena is a chariot drawn by horses with no driver, jerking toward the Blues of the socialist Democrats or the Reds of the socialist, pseudo-Republicans in the domestic quagmire, the Circus Maximus partially in ruin after years of Barack Hussein Obama IIs reign.

The superficial and superfluous, in the meantime, becomes the public focus and hence the distraction: Simulacra and simulation, so to speak.  The majority have gone forward in their consumer-driven Habitrail according to the sacred Hallmark Calendarthe one that has a THX-1138 Consumer Day at least one day every month.  The one with a fixed venue: everyone left the house to shop, to eat, to plan on the big barbecue in the afternoon.  Finally, in the evening, everyone then piled into the cars to watch the fireworks.  Then they all went home, to mount the treadmill again in the morning.

The fireworks: thousands of tons of them, made in the Peoples Republic of China.  It was a perfect, patriotic display, complete with Oohs and Aahs as the Communist-Chinese fireworks s...

20:34

Daily Bible Verse "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.  Philippians 4:11 (KJV)

20:34

Most French think there are too many foreigners, say they dont feel at home anymore poll "IndyWatch Feed Spiritual"

Most French think there are too many foreigners, say they dont feel at home anymore poll