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Friday, 14 July

03:40

Open for business Giveaway (Bk9, Matagi, others) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hey guys. I think I finally got everything together to really open shop, and figured I would share this here. We are doing a give away on a Becker Bk9 and a Condor Matagi to celebrate and help get the name out there. If we can get shares, we are going to throw in a Mora, a Trailhawk, and a hickory Longbow. Figured a few of y'all might be interested.
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Or you can check it out in print here:...

Open for business Giveaway (Bk9, Matagi, others)

03:37

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #502: Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Thaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus ...

03:35

Swiss Crypto Valley to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Swiss Crypto Hub to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain

As of September 2017, the Swiss town of Zug will offer all of its citizens a digital identity on the Ethereum blockchain.

Zug, a Swiss town with the population of nearly 30,000 citizens, has been famous for its dedication to cryptocurrencies. Zug has been called the Crypto Valley of the financial world since many of its citizens are entrepreneurs who specialize in digital currencies. Numerous Bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts have flocked to the town to take advantage of the entrepreneurial environment and the crypto-awareness of the citizens. Last year, the town even began accepting bitcoin payments for government services on a trial basis. In addition, one of the 10 bitcoin ATMs in Switzerland is in Zug, which is operated by the Zug-based Bitcoin Suisse.

On July 7, Zug published a press release on its official website stating its plans to offer digital identities for its citizens. According to the press release, the digital identities will be based on an app that secures personal information using blockchain technology and associates it with a crypto address. The system is completely decentralized, thus the citizens will register their identities on the app independently, which will be verified by the towns own identity control procedures.

The Swiss government, in cooperation with external partners, is currently focusing on a centralized solution to create its own digital ID service. However, according to Zugs press release, the governments efforts have failed since the application of a centralized digital system is complicated and such systems are technically considered obsolete today.

We want a single electronic identity a kind of digital passport for all possible applications. In our city, we do not want this digital ID to be centralized but on the blockchain. We only verify and confirm the identity of a person, Dolfi Mller, the mayor of Zug, said in a statement.

According to the mayor, blockchain-based identity applications should not be limited to urban services, fee collection or room rentals. In the first phase of the digital ID, a consultative e-vote will be held to determine the usage of the innovative system. The voting is expected to take place in the spring of 2018.

The Ethereum-based digital identity application is being developed by the Institute for Financial Services Zug (IFZ) of the Lucerne University, Zug-based ConsenSy...

03:33

Tip: Try Keeping Both Eyes Open When Shooting Through a Viewfinder "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This 2-minute video from Adorama highlights one super-simple tip that could make your life behind the camera a little easier.

Most photographers close one eye when looking through the viewfinder, but keeping the other open allows you to remain aware of your surroundings. It means you can see things coming into your frame, keeping you ready to press the shutter at exactly the right moment.

This works for street, wildlife, and even portrait photographers. For the latter, it can help to maintain engagement with the subject, as you appear to still be looking at them and not just through the camera.

It may seem overly simple, but try it out. Once your brain is used to the slightly strange adjustment, you might find it becomes totally natural to you.

(via Adorama via FStoppers)

03:26

Swiss "Crypto Valley" to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Swiss Crypto Hub to Create Digital Identities for Its Citizens on the Ethereum Blockchain

As of September 2017, the Swiss town of Zug will offer all of its citizens a digital identity on the Ethereum blockchain.

Zug, a Swiss town with the population of nearly 30,000 citizens, has been famous for its dedication to cryptocurrencies. Zug has been called the Crypto Valley of the financial world since many of its citizens are entrepreneurs who specialize in digital currencies. Numerous Bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts have flocked to the town to take advantage of the entrepreneurial environment and the crypto-awareness of the citizens. Last year, the town even began accepting bitcoin payments for government services on a trial basis. In addition, one of the 10 bitcoin ATMs in Switzerland is in Zug, which is operated by the Zug-based Bitcoin Suisse.

On July 7, Zug published a press release on its official website stating its plans to offer digital identities for its citizens. According to the press release, the digital identities will be based on an app that secures personal information using blockchain technology and associates it with a crypto address. The system is completely decentralized, thus the citizens will register their identities on the app independently, which will be verified by the towns own identity control procedures.

The Swiss government, in cooperation with external partners, is currently focusing on a centralized solution to create its own digital ID service. However, according to Zugs press release, the governments efforts have failed since the application of a centralized digital system is complicated and such systems are technically considered obsolete today.

"We want a single electronic identity a kind of digital passport for all possible applications. In our city, we do not want this digital ID to be centralized but on the blockchain. We only verify and confirm the identity of a person, Dolfi Mller, the mayor of Zug, said in a statement.

According to the mayor, blockchain-based identity applications should not be limited to urban services, fee collection or room rentals. In the first phase of the digital ID, a consultative e-vote will be held to determine the usage of the innovative system. The voting is expected to take place in t...

03:24

The Root Causes of Infidelity. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Were there issues in their relationships that drove them into the arms and beds of another person? Sure. What relationship doesn't have its issues? But in a lot of other cases, there weren't any issues at all. In fact, many of them

03:21

Macphun Luminar is Now on Windows: Get the Free Beta "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Luminar is a powerful photo editing program thats a competitor to Adobe Lightroom well, the Develop module, at least (photo library and catalog features are coming soon).

This is Macphuns first-ever software for Windows, bringing the company into a new age of serving both Windows and Mac photographers.

From its beginnings in 2016, Luminar has been designed to be a powerful yet flexible photo editor that can be customized for photographers of all skill levels. If you need the most advanced RAW editing tools and features, the program offers those. But if youre just starting out and would like to get a feel of basic controls, your workspace can be adjusted for that as well.

Luminar currently offers 300 different tools for working with your photos. There are over 50 one-click presets, 40 photo editing filters, support for the latest RAW file conversions, and non-destructive editing.

Certain features of...

03:17

Syd Barretts Effervescing Elephant Comes to Life in a New Retro-Style Animation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The story is well known. Syd Barrett, spiralling into depression, "hallucinations, disorganized speech, memory lapses, intense mood swings, and periods of catatonia," left Pink Floyd in April, 1968, before recording two solo albums (The Madcap Laughs and Barrett) and then fading into obscurity. Above you can watch a delightful, new animation of "Effervescing Elephant," a song Barrett first wrote during his teenage years and recorded in 1970. The new "retro-style" animation comes from Yoann Hervo. Below, find another animated take on "Effervescing Elephant," this one from Steve Bobinksi.

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03:12

Crowdsales Made Simple: ICObazaar Launches New Participation Platform "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

ICObazaar is an innovative crowdsale participation platform that lets you explore and contribute to any ICO at any stage of the fundraising process. Crowdsales made simple ICObazaar was created to make participating in any ICO as easy and painless as possible for people at any level of experience in the emerging industry. Many ICO campaigns Continue reading Crowdsales Made Simple: ICObazaar Launches New Participation Platform

The post Crowdsales Made Simple: ICObazaar Launches New Participation Platform appeared first on NEWSBTC.

03:07

Salvador Dali Answers Yes to Almost Every Single Question on the 1950s Game Show Whats My Line? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

This clip of artist Salvador Dal appearing on the game show Whats My Line? in 1957 is both charming and quite funny. A group of blindfolded panelists ask round after round of yes-or-no questions to help reveal the identity of the special guest. Due to the breadth of Dalis work, and perhaps a bit of mischievousness, the surrealist painter finds himself answering yes to nearly every single question, much to everyones total confusion. With millions of views on YouTube this has probably crossed your path, but if you havent seen it, it really is a fun bit of TV. (via Mental Floss)

02:56

Floaty Dreamy Prehistoric Horse "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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More Moho, which I like a lot more since abandoning target bones. I realize floaty dreamy movement is usually a rookie mistake, but in this case Im trying to make the animals look floaty and dreamy. I actually need to make the deer and rhino more floaty and dreamy. The bear I have to make over from scratch.

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02:52

3 Different Compost Making Techniques (and the Advantages of Each) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Every gardener wants their soil to be better and there are many different ways to do this but one of the best and easiest ways to make your soil better is by adding dead life to it.

Im not talking about the human or even animal form, but more in the form of foods that you have finished eating and do not want anymore. Also, dead leaves and grass from mowing or raking leaves.

Composting is easy and manageable even in the urban home. Read on to find out more about the different types of compost.

Different Composts and How to Make Them

Before We Begin

Heres a short list of things you can add to your compost bin:

  1. Coffee and tea Grounds heads up, if you do not drink coffee or tea, Starbucks donates their leftover coffee grounds, all you have to do is call them and you can go pick them up.
  2. Banana Peels if you are vermicomposting in a small container, do not use them too much and I do advise that you break them down a bit to help speed up the composting process no matter which style you use.
  3. Kitchen rinse water do this on occasion (more for bigger piles, less for smaller ones) as it helps keep the pile moist.
  4. Cardboard shredded into small pieces. If youve just moved or have a lot of cardboard, then recycle most; otherwise, put them to good use in the compost pile!
  5. Dryer Lint yes! Finally, we found a good use for it!
  6. Flowers not just for decoration.
  7. Grape Pomace from wine making.
  8. Grass clippings.
  9. Hair.
  10. Manure from herbivores such as cows, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, or rabbits.
  11. Newspaper and paper.
  12. Vegetable and fruit peels and scraps (but not citrus)

Isnt it great that you dont have to trash those items now but can put them to good use instead? In an effort to make sure you do not go overboard, here is a list of things not to put into your compost bin and why:

  1. Fish and meat it can coat material that is trying to break down and stop the process, and lets be honest it also boils down to the smell. Nobody wants to smell decomposing meat.
  2. Dog or cat poop because their waste contains microorganisms and parasites not wanted in the compost pile.
  3. Citrus Peels and Onions their acidity will actually kill the hel...

02:51

7 Hidden Lightroom Tricks You Might Want to Know "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Educator Colin Smith of photoshopCAFE has 7 great tips for Lightroom users that might just surprise you and make your post production life a little easier. He previously shared 7 Photoshop tricks hidden in plain sight, and these Lightroom tricks are just as helpful.

1. Try Out Solo Mode

Scrolling through all the panels in Develop mode can be a real pain. Once youve started opening a few of them, the sidebar because really full.

If you right-click one of the panels, such as Basic, you can enable Solo Mode. Now this means that every time you open one section of the sidebar, the others will close.

2. Increase the Slider Size

Increasing the size of the sliders lets you have greater control over the adjustment youre making. It makes it easier to move in finer increments, and its super easy to do.

Just click the edge of the sidebar, and drag it to the left. Best of all, Lightroom will remember the sidebar width for each of the different modules and retain them for you.

3. Snap Shapes to the Size of the Image

If you want to apply a radial filter to your photos, such as when applying vignetting, you can easily snap the shape to perfectly fit the photo. Just hit the Control key on Windows (or Cmd on Macs) and double-click the black pin in the middle of the shape.

4. Hide Unwanted Modules

Dont like the cluttered list of modules in the top-right of the Lightroom screen? Just right-click and disable the ones you dont want for a simpler workspace.

...

02:48

A Dancer Moves and Morphs the Art at the Main Museum "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mecca Vazie Andrews, Artistic Director of the MOVEMENT movement (photo by Scott Sporleder)

Los Angeles-based choreographer and dancer Mecca Vazie Andrews founded her company the MOVEMENT movement in 2007 with the goal of exploring alternative modes of performance that engage with local communities and social issues. She has collaborated with a diverse group of artists and organizations including Daft Punk, the Joffrey Ballet School, and LA Contemporary Dance Company, and performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, and venues throughout LA.

This Sunday, in her Title X V. 1 performance, she will respond to the two exhibitions currently on view at the Main Museum: Alice Knitzs Circle and Triangle Chairs and photographic portraits from East and South LA by Star Montana. This will involve Vazie Andrews reconfiguring Knitzs modular furniture, and projecting images onto Montanas photographs, adding another voice to the conversation between the two bodies of work. Sundays free performance requires an RSVP, but visitors are welcome to attend her rehearsals on Friday and Saturday to witness her creative process at work.

When: Sunday, July 16, 46pm
Where: The Main Museum (114 W. 4th Street, Downtown, Los Angeles)

More info...

02:31

Seattle Councilman: Cleaning Shit Off Sidewalks Is Racist. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 "Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down"

A Seattle, Wash., councilman implied that a new effort to clean excrement off the side walk outside the local courthouse could be racist Tuesday.

The crime and smell of urine and excrement have gotten so bad outside a King County courthouse that two judges are scrambling to find ways to fix the situation, reports the Seattle Times.

Seattle councilmember Larry Gossett isnt a fan of one solution to power wash the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said.

The area around the courthouse is surrounded by a homeless shelter and http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/12/seattle-councilman-cleaning-poop-off-sidewalks-is-racist/

02:31

Some Small Movement in Regulatory Challenges This Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Some Small Movement in U.S. Regulatory Challenges This Week

Theo Chino, a bitcoin advocate who has been fighting regulations in the U.S. for over two years, requested the withdrawal of the proposed Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act.

Only July 7, 2017, Chino asked the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to withdraw the proposed regulation on cryptocurrencies in the United States. The bitcoin advocate submitted a letter to the ULC asking to abandon the proposed statute. Chino argued that many of the states have significant disagreements and approaches as to how to classify or regulate bitcoin. In addition, there is a high level of legal uncertainty surrounding the proposed statute due to a legal challenge against the New York BitLicense also known as the Virtual Currency Regulation before the New York courts.

The legal challenge, which Chino cited in his letter to the ULC, is a lawsuit he initiated against the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In October 2015, Chino started an action against the NYDFS regarding BitLicense arguing that the agency exceeded its regulatory mandate, and that regulating Bitcoin lies with the legislature, not NYDFS.

This proposed model statute, which is inspired by the New York BitLicense, will not only make it impossible for a small Bitcoin business to survive, but also will discourage the public to use Bitcoin. One does not have to look very far to understand why Bitcoins adoption is so low and so poor. This kind of arbitrary and negative intervention must stop, said Chino.

In a post on Reddit, Chino stated he spoke twice with the chair of the Virtual Currency Committee. The chair of the committee told Chino he should take the case to a legal level if he disagrees with the proposed statute.

This last conversation led me to believe that he [the chair of the committee] did not care about the academic search on the true nature of Bitcoin but is more interested in his personal notoriety as the chair of the committee. He really did not know how the technology really worked and why that act is bad, Chino wrote on Reddit.
He did admit that he represented the industry and not the individual small business.

Coinbase

Coinbase, a digital currency exchange complying with the New York BitLicense, is currently...

...

02:20

Lets Transform the Teaching of History "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Dear Zinn Education Project friends,

A premise of the Zinn Education Project is that if our students had access to a more truthful, peoples history of our country, it would inoculate them against the mounting lies and distortions of the right wing. We have an ambitious plan to reach more students than ever before, but we need your help.

A while back, a longtime Zinn Education Project (ZEP) supporter a retired social studies teacher and teacher union activist offered to help fund a new position at ZEP: a teacher organizer who would travel the country and arrange regional ZEP gatherings where teachers would share peoples history lessons, strategies, and new curriculum.

We thought this was a terrific idea, and were moved by this individuals generosity. We recruited a passionate teacher with an organizing background who can begin in September. We now need your help to generate $40,000, which well add to our initial donors contribution and fully fund our organizers work.

Imagine how we can transform the teaching of history by knitting together our ZEP network now at more than 71,000 and growing and provide them with even more extensive peoples history resources. Resources that can help students question, but also can inspire and empower.

To realize this vision, wed like your help. Our retired teacher friend has generously agreed to fund a third of this effort.

Please help us raise the $40,000 needed to make up the balance of our goal.

Now more than ever, in the face of rising racism, xenophobia, and attacks on the environment, students desperately need to know the real history of this c...

02:17

Some Small Movement in Regulatory Challenges This Week "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Some Small Movement in U.S. Regulatory Challenges This Week

Theo Chino, a bitcoin advocate who has been fighting regulations in the U.S. for over two years, requested the withdrawal of the proposed Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act.

Only July 7, 2017, Chino asked the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to withdraw the proposed regulation on cryptocurrencies in the United States. The bitcoin advocate submitted a letter to the ULC asking to abandon the proposed statute. Chino argued that many of the states have significant disagreements and approaches as to how to classify or regulate bitcoin. In addition, there is a high level of legal uncertainty surrounding the proposed statute due to a legal challenge against the New York BitLicense also known as the Virtual Currency Regulation before the New York courts.

The legal challenge, which Chino cited in his letter to the ULC, is a lawsuit he initiated against the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In October 2015, Chino started an action against the NYDFS regarding BitLicense arguing that the agency exceeded its regulatory mandate, and that regulating Bitcoin lies with the legislature, not NYDFS.

This proposed model statute, which is inspired by the New York BitLicense, will not only make it impossible for a small Bitcoin business to survive, but also will discourage the public to use Bitcoin. One does not have to look very far to understand why Bitcoins adoption is so low and so poor. This kind of arbitrary and negative intervention must stop, said Chino.

In a post on Reddit, Chino stated he spoke twice with the chair of the Virtual Currency Committee. The chair of the committee told Chino he should take the case to a legal level if he disagrees with the proposed statute.

This last conversation led me to believe that he [the chair of the committee] did not care about the academic search on the true nature of Bitcoin but is more interested in his personal notoriety as the chair of the committee. He really did not know how the technology really worked and why that act is bad, Chino wrote on Reddit.
He did....

02:14

Theres nothing wrong with AnxietyA Letter to my Grandson. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anxiety is a trait I was born with, and is part of what makes me who I am. If I try to not be anxious, I am trying to get rid of something that is part of me and I risk losing the positive things that come with anxiety.

02:11

Latest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Highlights Need for Better Security Protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Latest Exchange Hack Warns of Cryptocurrency Dangers

It comes with the territory that digital currency will be susceptible to digital threats. Hacking and theft have almost grown up side by side with things like Bitcoin, and, as the popularity and value of the digital currency rises, its attraction to thieves also grows.

The most recent major hack has seen one of the top five biggest Bitcoin and Ethereum exchanges, Bithumb in South Korea, fall prey to hackers. The hack was confirmed July 5 when information, as well as hundreds of millions of South Korean won, were been made off with in an attack with a difference.

Most exchanges know they are susceptible to network intrusion via their internal systems, but the entry point in this instance was through the personal computer of one of the exchanges employees. Thus it was not the standard network compromise, rather a more sophisticated phishing attack that led to the information heist.

It was personal information, such as names, email address and phone numbers of clients that were predominantly taken luckily no passwords but this was enough for the hackers to target customers and drain their accounts of their cryptocurrency.

Since the highly publicized Mt. Gox hack in 2014, in which 800,000 bitcoins were stolen, exchanges have boosted their security astronomically. Mt. Gox almost spelled the end of Bitcoin as people lost a lot of faith as well as a lot of money in the security systems of cryptocurrencies.

While security has been boosted in recent times, and thievery and hacking is far less common, it is still a threat that is ongoing and sometimes hidden.

In fact, Bithumb customers had forwarded complaints on a Korean social media site about threats of attacks, yet not much extra was done on the part of the exchange to try and quell these worries or protect clients.

The exact figure stolen is still unknown as Bithumb is trying to play it off as less of a hack and more of a phishing attack for information. However, despite what they are trying to convey, Bithumb has to admit that the 30,000 customers whose information was compromised were victims of a dangerous cryptocurrency attack.

The Korean exchange has come forward and said it will be compensating those whose data was compromised. Even those customers who would have lost nothing other than data will be getting paid 100,000 Korean Won, which is equivalent to around $86.50 USD for the inconvenience. The hope for Bithumb is that they will be able to retain some of these clients who surely wi...

02:06

A group image from Roberts bachelor party trip down the wild and scenic. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A group image from Roberts bachelor party trip down the wild and scenic.
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02:00

Goldman Sachs Granted 'SETLcoin' Cryptocurrency Patent "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has been awarded a patent for its proposed "SETLcoin" cryptocurrency settlement system.

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02:00

A Brooklyn Couple With A Love of Art and Global Finds "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Mallory Fletchall and David Rhoads (plus their two cats, Michael and Kiki) share this amazing textile and art-filled Greenpoint, Brooklyn home. Youll undoubtedly find yourself admiring the textiles in Mallory and Davids apartment; its especially rife with treasures because Mallory runs an online shop, The Reserve, that specializes in Moroccan textiles for the home.  David is a painter, as well as the Collections Manager in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Clearly this couple is going to have a home that is filled with treasures from around the globe and walls that are adorned with artists that are admired, and even friends, of the couple.

Mallory and David moved to New York from Kansas City two years ago when David had the incredible opportunity to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mallorys business is run from her home, and when David is home he spends a lot of his time working in his art studio, meaning theyre always more than happy to spend time in the wonderful home theyve created together. When theyre not pursuing their passions, they love playing games, watching movies on their projector, listening to records, working on house projects, and spending time with each other and their cats.

Mallory considers herself a history buff and loves how fortunate they were that their home still had the original floors, moldings, and other unique details. Theyre most thankful for the incredible natural light that their home has, something most city dwellers know not to take for granted. When they first saw their apartment (which, by the way, was the first and last apartment they saw!), they were shocked to see that there was an entire wall of storage, making them almost have too much storage space Mallory does her best not brag at this fact! However, as perfect as their apartment is for them, it does still have its challenges, being a typical walk-through Brooklyn layout means that since their bedroom is used as Davids art studio that their actual bedroom space is just o...

01:54

Himalayan singing bowl may be used as an adjunct to deep relaxation to produce physiological and psychological responses prior to deep relaxation. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Am J Health Promot. 2014 May-Jun;28(5):306-9. Epub 2013 Aug 13. PMID: 23941101 Abstract Title:  Physiological and psychological effects of a Himalayan singing bowl in meditation practice: a quantitative analysis. Abstract:  PURPOSE: To determine the physiological and psychological effects of adding a Himalayan singing bowl (HSB) to a directed relaxation (DR) session.DESIGN: Randomized crossover study.SETTING: Community-based counseling practice.SUBJECTS: Fifty-one participants completed two randomly assigned sessions beginning with either 12 minutes of HSB or silence, followed by a 20-minute DR session.INTERVENTION: Random order of HSB intervention/silence prior to DR.MEASURES: Blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) scores measured before and after both sessions.ANALYSIS: Analysis of variance (ANOVA) compared differences between variables over time between both study days, and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) analyzed changes from baseline, controlling for baseline, age, and sex.RESULTS: Fifty-one participants completed both sessions. There was a greater decline in systolic BP (p = .044) and HR (p = .003) with HSB compared to silence prior to DR. Changes in diastolic BP were greater with HSB, with a nonsignificant trend (p = .073). Hypertensive subjects (n = 20) had similar and significant BP changes with HSB and silence when compared to normotensive subjects (n = 31). PANAS scores fell significantly with both interventions.CONCLUSIONS: BP and HR responses were enhanced by HSB exposure. HSB may be used as an adjunct to DR to produce physiological and psychological responses prior to DR.

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01:49

Are Boys With Midas Touch About To Make Move On ICO Market? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Our London correspondent Nick Ayton aka The Sage of Shoreditch explores the recent maneuvering by the billionaires into the world of Initial Coin Offerings, AI and Blockchain.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2sU6ofs


01:48

Latest Cryptocurrency Exchange Hack Highlights Need for Better Security Protocols "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Latest Exchange Hack Warns of Cryptocurrency Dangers

It comes with the territory that digital currency will be susceptible to digital threats. Hacking and theft have almost grown up side by side with things like Bitcoin, and, as the popularity and value of the digital currency rises, its attraction to thieves also grows.

The most recent major hack has seen one of the top five biggest Bitcoin and Ethereum exchanges, Bithumb in South Korea, fall prey to hackers. The hack was confirmed July 5 when information, as well as hundreds of millions of South Korean won, were been made off with in an attack with a difference.

Most exchanges know they are susceptible to network intrusion via their internal systems, but the entry point in this instance was through the personal computer of one of the exchange's employees. Thus it was not the standard network compromise, rather a more sophisticated phishing attack that led to the information heist.

It was personal information, such as names, email address and phone numbers of clients that were predominantly taken luckily no passwords but this was enough for the hackers to target customers and drain their accounts of their cryptocurrency.

Since the highly publicized Mt. Gox hack in 2014, in which 800,000 bitcoins were stolen, exchanges have boosted their security astronomically. Mt. Gox almost spelled the end of Bitcoin as people lost a lot of faith as well as a lot of money in the security systems of cryptocurrencies.

While security has been boosted in recent times, and thievery and hacking is far less common, it is still a threat that is ongoing and sometimes hidden.

In fact, Bithumb customers had forwarded complaints on a Korean social media site about threats of attacks, yet not much extra was done on the part of the exchange to try and quell these worries or protect clients.

The exact figure stolen is still unknown as Bithumb is trying to play it off as less of a hack and more of a phishing attack for information. However, despite what they are trying to convey, Bithumb has to admit that the 30,000 customers whose information was compromised were victims of a dangerous cryptocurrency attack.

The Korean exchange has come forward and said it will be compensating those whose data was compromised. Even those customers who would have lost nothing other than data will be getting paid 100,000 Korean Won, which is equivalent to around $86.50 USD for the inconvenience. The hope for Bithumb is that they will be able to retain some of these clients who surely will be feeling much more vulnerable and less tr...

01:47

No, You Cant Use My Photos On Your Brands Instagram For Free "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

My name is Max Dubler, and I am a professional photographer who has been working full time in downhill skateboarding for the last several years. I am a well-known person within this little niche: I started an influential website with my friends, was on staff for the only downhill magazine since its first issue, have written extensively about downhill skate safety, and have been hired by almost every major downhill skate brand to shoot photos.

Lately, in an effort to get new riders excited about skating, I have departed from my usual policy of only releasing the most technically perfect pictures of sponsored riders and started posting all of my halfway decent photos from skate events on Skatehousemedia.com and its Facebook page. This is a lot more editing work, but as a skater myself I understand the excitement of seeing a good photo of myself from an event. It also helps drive traffic and engagement.

I dont put huge watermarks in the middle of my photos or charge individual skaters to use them on social media because skaters are mostly broke teenagers, watermarks ruin the picture and dont stop people from stealing your photos, and I make an okay living from freelance work and my steady gigs. The second-hand stoke is enough of a reward for me. I do charge for-profit companies a fee to use my photos because they are making money off my work. This is a pretty straightforward distinction.

A few days ago an established, succ...

01:43

Collecting Inspiration, Room by Room "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

I know I still haven't posted pictures of the house we bought! I'm in the process of trading in my camera, so all I have so far are some dark iPhone photos. We're currently working on painting all the common areas white, which is taking longer (and way more paint) than I thought it would. Lesson learned: if you're going white on top of a dark color...double the amount of paint that the online calculators say you're gonna need. Especially if you're hitting the ceilings too. I think this process has confirmed that we're glad we didn't get a major fixer-upper, because even painting is getting us overwhelmed, exhausted and impatient. Can we be done and move in already?!? Haha.

While I'm waiting, I've been collecting lots of inspiration. It's fun to look through my old pins with the lens of what we're actually working with, and see what could be possible in our own house. It's definitely not "there" yet, but I see the vision. All these photos are more to do with space planning, and less with the actual decor.

Living Room: The best thing about our living room is the tall vaulted ceiling and big windows. I think it would be cool to add some faux box beams to emphasize the ceiling, kinda like this house photographed by Jessica Comingore. But I can't decide if this is just a trend or if we'll actually like the beams long-term. Is it silly to add beams when they're not really needed for structure?

Living room inspiration

Dining Room: We currently have two possibilities for the dining room. One is a small space connected to the kitchen, more like a dining nook. It could fit a round table (similar to this space via Decor8), which would be perfect for family dinners.

Dining nook inspiration

However, we already have a large rectangular dining table and I like using it for bigger dinner parties and game nights. So our other option is to put that table in the same space as the living room. We eventually want to open up the kitchen, so it will make more sense then (like a big great...

01:40

Theres a handjob machine with a hand attached because jerking yourself off is too hard these days "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
Im going to do a slow-clap to celebrate my latest who knew this was a thing? discovery, the SOM Hand Type Handjob Machine from Japan. According to the makers of the Handjob Machine, this creepy creation exists due in part to the popularity...

01:38

Are Boys With Midas Touch About To Make Move On ICO Market? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Our London correspondent Nick Ayton aka The Sage of Shoreditch explores the recent maneuvering by the billionaires into the world of Initial Coin Offerings, AI and Blockchain.

01:36

Bieber cums, Oprah shits & the Cockmuncher gobbles in Joe Beckers bizarre pop culture paintings "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Justin Bieber says I love you so much I fucking cum hearts.
 
Joe Becker is a Canadian artist who paints big bold canvases filled with the rich detritus of pop culture. Hellbound TV hosts, masturbating pop icons, cadaverous singers, cretinous comic book superheroes, ravenous cuddly toys, and deranged cartoon characters...

01:35

10 posh band names for upper class music fans "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

If youre posh and find normal music a little too common for your tastes, then youre in luck Twitter has been coming up with some great pun-laden posh band names.

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01:35

This Plant-Based Water Filter Works Like A Mini Amazon Rainforest "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Amanda Froelich

Purified water is essential for health, but many of the filters on the market contain toxins which may adversely affect ones well-being rather than support it. For this reason, we cant help but celebrate a home filtration system designed by Royal College of Art graduate Pratik Ghosh, which purifies waste water from the kitchen using herbs.

The Drop by Drop contains plants under a glass dome, as well as pipes which deposit water into the sphere and later allow it to be collected. Water that is poured through isnt any ol water, but gray water which is sourced from sinks, washing machines, and baths.

01:34

5 Steps To Getting Out Of Your Own Way "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you ever felt like you get in your own way? That, when working toward your goals, your path always follows the frustrating sequence of one step forward, two steps back?

01:34

Tibetan singing bowl meditation may be a feasible low-cost low technology intervention for reducing feelings of tension, anxiety, and depression. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2016 Sep 30. Epub 2016 Sep 30. PMID: 27694559 Abstract Title:  Effects of Singing Bowl Sound Meditation on Mood, Tension, and Well-being: An Observational Study. Abstract:  Poor mood and elevated anxiety are linked to increased incidence of disease. This study examined the effects of sound meditation, specifically Tibetan singing bowl meditation, on mood, anxiety, pain, and spiritual well-being. Sixty-two women and men (mean age 49.7 years) participated. As compared with pre-meditation, following the sound meditation participants reported significantly less tension, anger, fatigue, and depressed mood (all Ps

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01:32

"How much does that pill cost in Canada?" Part II "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Here is the outcome of my latest rant concerning medical care in the US of A... If you don't want to listen to my moaning and groaning leave now...

First, everything I say here is a fact and comes from personal first-hand experience with American health care, no second-hand hearsay. I am willing to show receipts or anything else if someone requests it. I have tried my best to keep my comparisons apples to apples in order to not muddy the waters.

Overview
I no longer have medical insurance...

"How much does that pill cost in Canada?" Part II

01:31

The Truth about Ascension? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The truth is: We dont really know when itll happen. We dont really know how.

01:30

Publicly Listed South Korean Company Building Global Network of Cryptocurrency Exchanges "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Publicly Listed South Korean Company Building Global Network of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

A South Korean company listed on Kosdaq, the trading board of Korea Exchange, has announced the launch of its own bitcoin exchange and a plan to build a global network of cryptocurrency exchanges. Coinlink will be the countrys first bitcoin exchange run by a Kosdaq-listed company.

Also read: Six Legal Issues Bitcoin Faces in South Korea

Coinlink Launching Next Month

Publicly Listed South Korean Company Building Global Network of Cryptocurrency ExchangesFounded in 1996 and formerly known as Accupix, Fourth Links main business is selling coal to railway companies and power plants, both domestically and internationally. The company also constructs railway communication systems and national information networks.

The South Korean conglomerate is listed on Kosdaq, the trading board of Korea Exchange (KRX). Kosdaq is the Nasdaq counterpart in South Korea and KRX is the sole securities exchange operator in the country. In June, Fourth Link acquired a blockchain-based biometric authentication security certification platform Certon for four billion won.

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01:29

Looking for hope in a world torn by division? Read this "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We live in horrible times with humanity cleaving itself into smaller and smaller groups set in opposition to one another, dividing ourselves along superficial lines of race, religion, skin colour, gender, sexuality.

Universal goals have been diminished in favour of a corrosive trend towards tribal identity politics.

We amplify our differences rather than what we share in common.

None of this bodes well if our only hope of survival is to pull together as one species.

But I wanna believe theres hope. Because inside every curse is a blessing. The jewels of this world are hidden in dark places. And hope came to me in the most unexpected of circumstances.

I was in London and I was getting mugged.

And my attackers had got me to the ground and they were kicking the crap out of me. I was getting booted in the head. Punched in the face. My ribs were cracked, my knees got bust and I actually had blood coming out of my eyes.

But just before I passed out I looked up and I saw the most incredible, beautiful thing:

I saw that the people beating me up were black AND white.

And I thought, My God were going to be okay

Because thats the dream isnt it?

Blacks and whites being cunts together.

And then all of a sudden, out of the shadows, a little Muslim guy jumped out and he joined them, kicking me in the face.

And then from the other side a Jew popped out. And the Jew and the Muslim held hands and skipped towards me to kick me in the bollocks.

Then a disabled guy came along, (I dont know what the fuck was wrong with him), and he started jabbing me in the eye with his crutches.

Then a trans woman came along and whipped out her dick and started smashing me in the face with it.

And I wanted to weep!

Because it was beautiful!

Because here were all these diverse people from different backgrounds all coming together in a shared common endeavour.

All unified in their merciless onslaught...

01:26

The 3 Most Pressing Dilemmas of the Awakened Mind "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dylan Charles, Waking Times  It used to be easy to hold hostage the consciousness of humankind. The information which wove together societies was monolithic, disseminated by church and state. Understanding the world beyond ones personal sphere of experience was limited to the assimilation of those perspectives. While evolutionary progress was slow in that paradigm, Continue reading The 3 Most Pressing Dilemmas of the Awakened Mind

01:25

Wildlife Photographer Stumbles Upon Extremely Rare Pale Tiger in India "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Wildlife photographer Nilanjan Ray was in for a surprise when he recently visited the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in southern India with a forest guide. As they passed through, a curious looking pale tiger peered out from the forest, allowing Ray to snap these images of the incredibly rare beast.

It was raining on and off. The rain had stopped for a few minutes, and the sun was about to come out. I was driving, when after a turn, we suddenly saw something that looked like a tigerthis one looked normal walking on the road, maybe 200 feet away, Ray writes to us in an about encounter. After a few second, it ran up the hillside and vanished. We waited for a few minutes to see if the tiger would come back, but it didn't.

Next, something incredible happened. As we were slowly driving past that stretch, we saw a white looking tiger sitting on the hillside, half concealed by undergrowth, and looking at us. It looked rather curiousand cutethan scared or aggressive. And then another tigera normal, orange oneappeared, much closer to us. We could see its head behind a bush. They could be siblings, or mother and cubthe white one looked like a sub-adult. They played hide and seek with us for a while before vanishing, but not before I had taken some photos.

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Ray sent his images to Sanctuary Asia, the leading wildlife conservation publication in India, and Belinda Wright, an Emmy-award winning tiger expert who is the executive director of the Wildlife Protection Society of India. Both confirmed his findings, marveling at what Wright called the palest tiger I have ever seen on the record or heard about in li...

01:25

Tezos $232 Mln ICO Sparks Fresh Fears For Ethereum Sell-Off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Tezos may have raised more in its ICO than anyone in history, but doubts about the future are pervading the community.

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


01:21

Vapen Clear: Meet The Worlds First Cannabis Inhaler "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Organic & Healthy

We are in the generation of social and medical cannabis evolution. Not only are the numbers of cannabis advocates increasing, but creative innovators around the globe are developing new ideas left and right.

There are now more ways than ever to get your medicinal or social intake of marijuana. If you thought youve seen it all, though, think again. The worlds first-ever cannabis inhaler is starting to roll out and goes by the name of Vapen Clear, and theres nothing else like it out there!

So What is the Vapen Clear?

Well it looks exactly like your typical inhaler. It performs in the the same way too, but without the albuterol.

01:19

The Trump-Macron handshake everyones talking about, part deux "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres Donald Trump in Paris giving a traditional Trump-like greeting to the French first lady, Emmanuel Macrons wife, Brigitte. It could be his most cringeworthy yet.

What a charmer.

Its even worse in widescreen. Check out the bonecrusher with Emmanuel Macron that preceded it.

Maybe Trump has less than fond memories of the last time he met Macron.

Hell definitely remember this.

01:17

VSCOxOakley Photo Filters Let You See Life Through Sunglasses "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

VSCO has joined forces with Oakley, maker of sport sunglasses, to create filter presets for their popular editing app that let you view the world through a pair of the sought-after eyewear.

The presets will replicate life through Oakleys Prizm lenses. They released the presets in celebration of the partnership, which are available for free for a limited time.

The Oak 1 filter works as a universal filter, making natural colors more colorful. Oak 2 will bring out details in roads, and signs and pavements, essentially bringing out clear edges. Finally, Oak 3 will keep detail in snowy scenes, maximizing clarity and adding a heavy color tint.

As both brands empower people to follow their individual obsessions, the partnership aims to encourage creativity and individuality among members of the VSCO community, writes VSCO.

Oak 2 Preset.

To simulate [Oakleys] technology within our app, VSCO color scientists teamed up with Oakley engineers and co-created presets that powerfully enhance visual clarity and contrast, just like the #PRIZM Lenses.

Oak 3 Preset.

VSCO is asking you to snap your next photos with the filters and tag them using #CantStop on your VSCO profile. Do that, and you might find your photo curated into ...

01:17

Bitcoin Price Watch; Tightening Things Up "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The bitcoin price has been a little rough on us today. Things havent run as smoothly as we might have expected when we first set up against the markets this morning and weve been chopped out a couple of times as a result. Its not all doom and gloom, we did manage to draw a Continue reading Bitcoin Price Watch; Tightening Things Up

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01:16

Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential

Since Bitcoins launch in 2009, there has been a growing interest in tapping the potential of decentralized cryptocurrencies. However, any modifications to the consensus layer, the critical part of any cryptocurrency, must be handled with caution. Compared to other internet protocols, this makes it harder for Bitcoin to adopt new features and meet new demands. This is why sidechain technology has been proposed: It allows for the transfer of digital assets, including bitcoin, across different blockchains.

While most cryptocurrencies are incompatible, assets are not interchangeable; fusion lets sidechains build the financial ecosystem of cryptocurrencies. Using sidechains, we can easily create smart contract-based stocks, futures and other derivatives; there could be thousands of sidechains pegged to Bitcoin, all serving different purposes and having different features. Meanwhile, all of these sidechains benefit from the robustness, and maintain the coin scarcity, of the main chain.

So far, some of the sidechain solutions on the market include BTC Relay by ConsenSys, Rootstock by RSK, Elements by Blockstream and non-Bitcoin sidechains like Lisk.

BTC Relay

BTC Relay, born from the Ethereum Foundation and developed by ConsenSys, is believed to be the first functional sidechain project although its technically perhaps better described as an atomic swap. The main principle of BTC Relay is that it connects the Ethereum network with the Bitcoin network in a safe and decentralized way.

BTC Relay allows users to verify Bitcoin transactions through smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum blockchain. As such, the sidechain mechanism allows user to send transactions, not only to another address or account, but also to other blockchains.

As a result, a typical use case of BTC Relay could look like this:

1. Alice and Bob agree to use the BTCSwap contract (user contract) to trade. Alice wants to buy ETH from Bob. Bob sends his ETH to the BTCSwap contract and the ETH will be locked.

2. Alice then sends BTC to Bob, and importantly she wants the BTCSwap contract to be informed so that the BTCSwap contract can release Bobs ETH deposit to her.

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01:06

Tezos $232 Mln ICO Sparks Fresh Fears For Ethereum Sell-Off "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tezos may have raised more in its ICO than anyone in history, but doubts about the future are pervading the community.

01:05

Did You Know: Flash Memory is Named After the Camera Flash "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres an interesting piece of trivia: did you know that flash memory is named after the camera flash?

The memory cards used in digital cameras are a type of flash memory, or electronic (solid-state) non-volatile computer storage medium that can be electrically erased and reprogrammed.

Flash memory was invented back in the 1980s by a Japanese electrical engineer named Fujio Masuoka who was working for Toshiba. Writing data to flash memory involves changing certain bits from 1 to 0, and erasing data involves resetting all the erased bits back to 1.

After seeing how the erasing process works, a Toshiba colleague named Shji Ariizumi thought it reminded him of the camera flash in photography and how quickly a scene is illuminated, so he suggested that Masuoka name the new technology flash memory. The team agreed on using that name to highlight the (relatively) ultra-fast way flash memory can erase data.

Masuoka presented the new technology for Toshiba at the 1984 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco, and flash memory was introduced to the world. Its now widely used in everyday things like memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives.

Unfortunately, the story of Masuokas role in inventing flash memory actually doesnt have a perfectly happy ending: Toshiba only paid Masuoka a small bonus of a few hundred dollars while tech corporations would go on to earn billions from the technology. Masuoka sued Toshiba in 2004 demanding compensation of roughly $9 million. Toshiba ended up settling the lawsuit by paying Masuoka $758,000.


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01:05

Beyond Segwit2x: Paul Sztorc Thinks Bitcoin Needs a New Scaling Roadmap "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

While current scaling proposals near collision, Paul Sztorc details a vision of bitcoin's future, including Lightning Network and Drivechain.

Source

01:02

Meditation experts had highly activated brain areas beyond the meditative task itself, indicating possible long-term changes in the brain. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Psychiatry Res. 2017 Apr 8. Epub 2017 Apr 8. PMID: 28689600 Abstract Title:  Meditation and the brain -Neuronal correlates of mindfulness as assessed with near infrared spectroscopy. Abstract:  Mindfulness meditation as a therapeutic intervention has been shown to have positive effects on psychological problems such as depression, pain or anxiety disorders. In this study, we used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to detect differences in hemodynamic responses of meditation experts (14 participants) and a control group (16 participants) in a resting and a mindfulness condition. In both conditions, the sound of a meditation bowl was used to find group differences in the auditory system and adjacent cortical areas. Different lateralization patterns of the brain were found in expert meditators while being in a resting state (amplified left hemisphere) or being in mindfulness state (amplified right hemisphere). Compared to the control group, meditation experts had a more widespread pattern of activation in the auditory cortex, while resting. In the mindfulness condition, the control group showed a decrease of activation in higher auditory areas (BA 1, 6 and 40), whereas the meditation experts had a significant increase in those areas. In addition, meditation expert had highly activated brain areas (BA 39, 40, 44 and 45) beyond the meditative task itself, indicating possible long-term changes in the brain and their positive effects on empathy, meta cognitive skills and health.

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01:00

Authors say patient threatened legal action after being subject of scholarly paper "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A patient appears to have had a change of heart about being featured in a case report. The patient cannot be identified in the paper published in Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. However, according to the retraction notice, she threatened to sue if the authors did not withdraw it. After receiving the threat, the []

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01:00

Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isnt surprising, considering the horrific plans they have laid out for most humans.

The Miami Herald is calling the UNs lack of response to blood in the streets in Venezuela a travesty. Despite Venezuelan President Nicols Maduros bloody repression of opposition protests that have resulted in more than 100 dead, thousands of wounded and hundreds of political prisoners over the past three months, the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNHRC, has not uttered a single word about Venezuelas human rights crisis.

But theres a reason for the silence, and all one has to do to figure it out, is lightly scratch the surface. The UN doesnt care about human rights.  Its a front for their ability to massively depopulate the earth for the advancement of Agenda 21.

In 1992, at a Venezuela conference, the United Nations passed something called Agenda 21, for which the elder US President, George Bush, publicly gave his support. It referred to something called Sustainable Development, but what this plan laid out very clearly was a one world government. This idea of One World Rule is not new to the Bush clan, or even to the modern day Illuminati. It has been around at least since the times of the Roman Empire...

Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

venezuelafire

The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isnt surprising, considering the horrific plans they have laid out for most humans.

The Miami Herald is calling the UNs lack of response to blood in the streets in Venezuela a travesty. Despite Venezuelan President Nicols Maduros bloody repression of opposition protests that have resulted in more than 100 dead, thousands of wounded and hundreds of political prisoners over the past three months, the United Nations Human Rights Council, UNHRC, has not uttered a single word about Venezuelas human rights crisis.

But theres a reason for the silence, and all one has to do to figure it out, is lightly scratch the surface. The UN doesnt care about human rights.  Its a front for their ability to massively depopulate the earth for the advancement of Agenda 21.

In 1992, at a Venezuela conference, the United Nations passed something called Agenda 21, for which the elder US President, George Bush, publicly gave his support. It referred to something called Sustainable Development, but what this plan laid out very clearly was a one world government. This idea of One World Rule is not new to the Bush clan, or even to the...

00:59

Who ate my pie? David Byrne plays boorish, mustachioed, pie-loving drunk on PBS sitcom "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


 
The first episode of the PBS anthology series Trying Times (originally called Survival Guide) was directed by Jonathan Demme. A Family Tree stars Rosanna Arquette as a science major and aspiring astronaut on a nightmare first visit to her future in-laws place. Everything that can go wrong does, but nothing is worse than...

00:56

Inside the #100DaysOfCode Movement: Rounds, Resistance, and Adaptation "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Photo by Thomas Hafeneth on Unsplash

Since our last update on #100DaysOfCode challenge back in January, hundreds of people have taken the plunge. Theyve completed the challenge, built amazing projects, and found tech jobs.

Weve learned a lot of lessons along the way, and Im going to summarize them here in this article.

First, Ill give you some basic information about the challenge itself. Then well explore the new concept of Roundstaking the challenge multiple times. Well talk about the Resistance, and its connection with the rules of the #100DaysOfCode challenge. Finally well talk about Adaptation, and how important it is to your success with the challenge.

The brilliant #100DaysOfCode community grew out of the initial challenge we launched more than a year ago, here on freeCodeCamps Medium publication.

Now #100DaysOfCode has become a full-blown, self-propelling movement, acting as a force for good in many peoples liveshelping them improve their skills one day of coding at a time.

A little about the challenge

#100DaysOfCode is a challenge specifically designed to help you beat procrastination and fear when it comes to learning to code. It helps you turn coding into a daily habit.

The main two rules are:

  1. You commit to coding for a minimum of one hour each day for the next 100 days
  2. You commit to encouraging at least 2 people who are also doing the challenge each day.

Thats the gist of it, and to learn more, read the in-depth rules and FAQs on the official site of the challenge: www.100DaysOfCode.com. Theres a resources section there as well, where you can find additional articles, podcasts, and more.

To give you some more perspective, here are some things people from the #100DaysOfCode are saying:

I completed 100 days of code. Also, after completion my title changed and I do half coding and half testing now instead of full testing. Each month more testing responsibilities will go spread through the team and I will get more coding responsibilities. I am thinking of starting 100 days of code again.Robert Jorgensen
I completed the #100Days...

00:55

Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Op Ed: The Value of Sidechains and Leveraging Their Potential

Since Bitcoins launch in 2009, there has been a growing interest in tapping the potential of decentralized cryptocurrencies. However, any modifications to the consensus layer, the critical part of any cryptocurrency, must be handled with caution. Compared to other internet protocols, this makes it harder for Bitcoin to adopt new features and meet new demands. This is why sidechain technology has been proposed: It allows for the transfer of digital assets, including bitcoin, across different blockchains.

While most cryptocurrencies are incompatible, assets are not interchangeable; fusion lets sidechains build the financial ecosystem of cryptocurrencies. Using sidechains, we can easily create smart contract-based stocks, futures and other derivatives; there could be thousands of sidechains pegged to Bitcoin, all serving different purposes and having different features. Meanwhile, all of these sidechains benefit from the robustness, and maintain the coin scarcity, of the main chain.

So far, some of the sidechain solutions on the market include BTC Relay by ConsenSys, Rootstock by RSK, Elements by Blockstream and non-Bitcoin sidechains like Lisk.

BTC Relay

BTC Relay, born from the Ethereum Foundation and developed by ConsenSys, is believed to be the first functional sidechain project although its technically perhaps better described as an atomic swap. The main principle of BTC Relay is that it connects the Ethereum network with the Bitcoin network in a safe and decentralized way.

BTC Relay allows users to verify Bitcoin transactions through smart contracts deployed on the Ethereum blockchain. As such, the sidechain mechanism allows user to send transactions, not only to another address or account, but also to other blockchains.

As a result, a typical use case of BTC Relay could look like this:

1. Alice and Bob agree to use the BTCSwap contract (user contract) to trade. Alice wants to buy ETH from Bob. Bob sends his ETH to the BTCSwap contract and the ETH will be locked.

2. Alice then sends BTC to Bob, and importantly she wants the BTCSwap contract to be informed so that the BTCSwap contract can release Bob's ETH deposit to her.

3. Alice calls the BTC Relay f...

00:54

In the shade: Beat the heat with the Breeders mudslide recipe "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


The Breeders fan club pack (via Discogs)
 
As I remember it, Tom Timonys T.E.C. Tones label, the onetime custodian of the Ralph Records catalog, managed the Breeders fan club, along with those of the Residents, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana. I...

00:53

These findings shed light on the effect of gratitude meditation on an individual's mental well-being. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 11 ;7(1):5058. Epub 2017 Jul 11. PMID: 28698643 Abstract Title:  Effects of gratitude meditation on neural network functional connectivity and brain-heart coupling. Abstract:  A sense of gratitude is a powerful and positive experience that can promote a happier life, whereas resentment is associated with life dissatisfaction. To explore the effects of gratitude and resentment on mental well-being, we acquired functional magnetic resonance imaging and heart rate (HR) data before, during, and after the gratitude and resentment interventions. Functional connectivity (FC) analysis was conducted to identify the modulatory effects of gratitude on the default mode, emotion, and reward-motivation networks. The average HR was significantly lower during the gratitude intervention than during the resentment intervention. Temporostriatal FC showed a positive correlation with HR during the gratitude intervention, but not during the resentment intervention. Temporostriatal resting-state FC was significantly decreased after the gratitude intervention compared to the resentment intervention. After the gratitude intervention, resting-state FC of the amygdala with the right dorsomedial prefrontal cortex and left dorsal anterior cingulate cortex were positively correlated with anxiety scale and depression scale, respectively. Taken together, our findings shed light on the effect of gratitude meditation on an individual's mental well-being, and indicate that it may be a means of improving both emotion regulation and self-motivation by modulating resting-state FC in emotion and motivation-related brain regions.

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00:53

Arsenic, lead, fluoride found in groundwater under Memphis power plant "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Background information on the Tennessee Valley Authority from Wikipedia:

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression. The enterprise was a result of the efforts of Senator George W. Norris of Nebraska. TVA was envisioned not only as a provider, but also as a regional economic development agency that would use federal experts and electricity to rapidly modernize the regions economy and society.

T.V.A.s service area covers most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi, and Kentucky, and small slices of Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. It was the first large regional planning agency of the federal government and remains the largest. Under the leadership of David Lilienthal (Mr. T.V.A.), T.V.A. became a model for Americas governmental efforts to seek in assisting the modernization of agrarian societies in the developing world.

High levels of arsenic, lead, and fluoride were found in groundwater under a Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) plant in Memphis, according to Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC).

The groundwater samples were collected from the uppermost aquifers at the TVA plant, which is approximately 50 feet below the ground.

There were six monitoring wells with arsenic levels consistently above the recommended drinking water criteria. Lead levels exceeding the state drinking water criteria were found in one monitoring well.

We do not have any reason to believe at this point that the Memphis Sands Aquifer has been impacted, and we are committed to working to ensure that the issue is appropriately identified and remediated so that remains the case, TDEC communications director Eric Ward said.

After receiving the higher-than-normal readings, TDEC ordered TVA to install additional groundwater monitoring wells and collect more groundwater samples to determine the extent of the contamination.

TDEC also told TVA to conduct a specific groundwater investigation at the plant that reported the contamination to determine the source and extent of the problem.

We are confident the contaminants found in TVA wells at the Allen Fossil Plant are not impacting drinking wat...

00:45

Hot Damn....... Krispy Kreme "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 80th anniversary by selling a dozen glazed doughnuts for 80 cents.

Yes, that's right!

Even Shaq is celebrating.

But, there is a catch: You'll need to purchase a full order of a dozen doughnuts in order to receive the 80-cent deal.

You're only able to cash in the deal for their original glazed doughnuts, although the full-priced dozen can be any flavor of your choice.

The deal starts on Friday, July 14th at most Krispy Kreme standalone locations in the US...

Hot Damn....... Krispy Kreme

00:44

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Espresso "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"



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00:42

Ballistic missile (target) fired at Alaska - knocked down "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the first ever attempt based out of Kodiak, Alaska, an intercept test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) element of the nations ballistic missile defense system was successful, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday.

It was the 14th successful intercept in 14 attempts overall for the THAAD weapon system, according to the MDA.

"The successful demonstration of THAAD against an...

Ballistic missile (target) fired at Alaska - knocked down

00:42

The yoga and meditative practices in the 3-month intensive retreat appear to positively impact BDNF signalling. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

PMID:  Front Hum Neurosci. 2017 ;11:315. Epub 2017 Jun 26. PMID: 28694775 Abstract Title:  Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Health: Increased BDNF, Cortisol Awakening Response, and Altered Inflammatory Marker Expression after a 3-Month Yoga and Meditation Retreat. Abstract:  Thirty-eight individuals (mean age: 34.8 years old) participating in a 3-month yoga and meditation retreat were assessed before and after the intervention for psychometric measures, brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), circadian salivary cortisol levels, and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines. Participation in the retreat was found to be associated with decreases in self-reported anxiety and depression as well as increases in mindfulness. As hypothesized, increases in the plasma levels of BDNF and increases in the magnitude of the cortisol awakening response (CAR) were also observed. The normalized change in BDNF levels was inversely correlated with BSI-18 anxiety scores at both the pre-retreat (r = 0.40, p

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00:40

Wolf Pack Pantry Challenge (Week 11) "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Week 11 Plus 5 Ingredients

Bacon
Tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
Peaches
Cream

cooking for survivalThis weeks main protein is bacon from the pig you shot two weeks ago. You have tomatoes from your garden and you have scavenged for parmesan cheese. You have traded another survival group for a bushel of peaches and some fresh cream. What would you make for supper?

You have too many peaches to use in your dish. So how would you preserve the fresh peaches?

Scenario: We are in a grid down situation. We are already several months into the situation. There is no running water, no...

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00:40

Bayer Accidentally Funds Study Showing Its Pesticide is Killing Bees, Promptly Denies Conclusions "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A large-scale study on neonicotinoid pesticides is adding to the growing body of evidence that these agricultural chemicals are indeed harming bee populations.

00:37

United Nations: Educated People Threaten Sustainability "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

United Nations: Educated People Threaten Sustainability    



  By: Alex Newman
   Published : July 10, 2017


Senior leaders of the United Nations gathered recently to continue plotting the future of globalized pseudo-education, which they said must be imposed on every child on the planet to advance the UN's radical plan for humanity known as Agenda 2030. Speakers at the so-called High-Level Event on Education, including Muslims and communists, all agreed that UN-led education was the key to realizing their globalist goals.

The UN's controversial agenda, also dubbed the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, is basically a recipe for global government, technocracy, and socialism. And it includes the UN's vision of education at the heart of it all. Under Agenda 2030, children are described as critical agents of change whose infinite capacities for activism will be weaponized and channeled by the UN's education schemes into advancing the planetary entity's vision of the future.

The whole program, and especially the education component, is being justified under the guise of imposing sustainable development on the world. And as far as the nebulous, totalitarian concept relates to education, the UN has already made clear that more education is actually a threat to sustainability.

Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes, explains a UN toolkit for global sustainable education, which is still posted online at UNESCO's website.....

00:35

Prepper News Brief: Thursday, July 13, 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  1. Up Poop Creek Without a Paddle

When you look at how much debt and future obligations are clinging to our financial system, its difficult to comprehend how it has lasted this long without imploding. Unfortunately, the inevitable collapse cant be avoided for much longer, and it might be coming sooner than you think. Via SHTF Plan: They Wont Be Able To Pay You: Anybody With A Pension, IRA, 401k Any Wealth Held Inside Of The System Will Get Creamed.

  1. Global Famine Ahead

In an effort...

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00:27

Anybody interested in Mohave County, AZ? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Hi everybody. We have a 40 acre parcel in the Aquarius Mountains of northwestern Arizona. We are considering selling it to help finance our current Alaska homestead project. If you look for parcels in that area you will find a great deal of cheap land. Ours is better than many (my opinion), at 5000' elevation, with maintained dirt road access, 12 miles off of Hwy. 93 north of Wikieup. Kingman is 38 miles away, including the dirt road portion, via Hwy. 93 and I-40. If you look for Snow...

Anybody interested in Mohave County, AZ?

00:17

The funniest (and most cynical) professional foul we have ever seen "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You dont have to be a football fan to appreciate this.

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00:09

This $6 Accessory Mounts Your GoPro to Both a Tripod and a Water Bottle "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Have you ever wanted to mount your GoPro to a tripod while on land and a water bottle while underwater? A new accessory will allow you to do both. The ROGETI Tripod-Bottle mount is looking for funding on IndieGoGo.

It may seem strange when you first read about it, but threading the mount in place of a water bottles lid turns the bottle into a device that keeps your GoPro afloat at the waters surface.

GoPro already offers its own floating grip that you can mount the camera to, but this will cost you over $30. The ROGETI mounts are available from $6 on IndieGoGo, which is a massive saving.

The mount also works on tripods and has a threaded female screw attachment underneath, allowing you to stay flexible with how you use it.

This quick video shows you exactly what the vision is for these quirky GoPro mounts:

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00:07

These 5 foot exercises can relieve uncomfortable back, hip and knee pain in minutes "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Back pain was the bane of my life! I constantly felt like I wanted to lie down and stretch out my back and back massages were almost daily routine in my house. Then I discovered a simple, easy way to relieve the pain through my feet! These five exercises are absolute magic; theyll help rid

00:00

Looking Beyond the Functional Aspect of Coasters "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

As an introvert and a serious work-at-home homebody, when I go to other peoples homes, I usually hang out in the doorway longer than necessary until the host or hostess takes me by the arm and ushers me in. Then I worry about my shoes. Am I tracking in dirt? Should I take them off? Is that weird? When we finally arrive to the Ah, come sit down phase of the visit, I know the obligatory Can I get you a drink? is coming. I cant tell you how many times Ive left homes with wet spots on my pants because I didnt grow up with coasters and, until recently, I didnt trust them. I was afraid Id damage the surface in someones home so I kept my glass in hand for the entire visit.

I came around to coasters when my daughter, bless her innocent heart, left two ugly black rings on a recent thrifted find in our living room two blond wood vintage tables I knew would come into my life someday, light and small enough to move around as needed should I have a rare guest. After that incident, I went on a coaster bender. We wont get into that, but lets just say it involved way too much research on my part.

Today Im sharing 8 coasters that are as easy on the eyes as they are practical, including some from indie shops and Etsy. And if youre the crafty type, there are also3 DIY coaster projects that might provide you with a fun project for the weekend. Caitlin

 

00:00

Free: 355 Issues of Galaxy, the Groundbreaking 1950s Science Fiction Magazine "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Now a fairly decent collection of issues (355 in total) is available for your perusal at archive.org for absolutely free. Its not complete yet, but its close.




When Galaxy appeared in October 1950, it promised a kind of science-fiction different from the space operas of previous decades. As an annual report written by publisher H.L. Gold proclaimed,

...other publishers thought the idea of offering mature science fiction in an attractive, adult format was downright funny. They knew what sold--shapely female endomorphs with bronze bras, embattled male mesomorphs clad in muscle, and frightful alien monsters in search of a human soul.

And while Astounding Science Fiction was focused on technology--suited for an America that had fundamentally changed since WWII--H.L. Golds Galaxy focused on ideas, humor, satire, psychology and sociology. It also had one of the best pay rates in the industry, and offered some of its writers exclusive contracts. And the writers responded in kind and followed their own obsessions--although Gold often pitched ideas.

(Ironically, though immersed in stories of inner and outer space, Gold was an acute agoraphobe, and stayed in his apartment, communicating by phone.)

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00:00

Edible Innovations: Going Vertical Is a Smarter Way to Farm "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Elaine Kung is a New Yorker and environmental engineer who graduated from the MIT Media Lab. She wants to make farming more vertical.

Read more on MAKE

The post Edible Innovations: Going Vertical Is a Smarter Way to Farm appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

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23:56

This might be our favourite job ad. But whats it advertising? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres a clever job ad, but whats it advertising?

Scroll down for the full ad. Fares fare if you got it.

Even better than this one from last year.

Have you seen better?

Source

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23:54

Ethereum Island Mauritius Craves To Become Blockchain Paradise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

http://ift.tt/2tMbSeZ

Tropical Island Mauritius is a likely destination for Blockchain innovators to settle as a technology hub that has the governments backing

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


23:51

1982 Japanese bathing practice decreases anxiety and blood pressure "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Dr. Mercola Spending time outdoors can significantly lift your mood, so its no surprise that outdoor activities such as gardening and nature hikes have been found to be good therapy. In one survey, 80 percent of gardeners reported being happy and satisfied with their lives, compared to 67 percent of non-gardeners, and the more time

23:47

EMP or CME Imminent? Govt & FEMA Prep For The Big One! Drills, Executive OrdersAre You Prepared? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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23:45

Guggenheim Releases More Than 1,700 Masterful Works of Modern Art Online "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Pablo Picasso. Woman with Yellow Hair. 1931.

Spread across four venues in New York, Venice, Bilbao, and Abu Dhabi, the Guggenheim's permanent collection contains more than 7,000 pieces of modern art, including masterpieces by Picasso, Modigliani, and Pollock. And now, you can view over 1,700 artworks by more than 625 different artists from the New York, Venice, and Bilbao Guggenheim museums online.

Stretching back to Impressionist master Monet and moving along to performance art by Marina Abramovic, a look at the collection is a free crash course in 20th-century art history. You can not only sort by artist, medium, date, and venue, but also by art movement. So if you are interested in who else, aside from Alexander Calder, is represented in the kinetic art movement or want to learn more about post-Impressionism, you can do so with the click of a button.

Best of all, most images are accompanied by a rich explanatory text that helps pick out the nuances of the artwork. Whether it's understanding the subtleties behind Cindy Sherman's Untitled Film Still series, and how this sets her apart from self-portrait photographers, to an in-depth explanation of Mark Napier's internet art, there's something for everyone.

The Guggenheim has made more than 1,700 pieces of its permanent collections in New York, Venice, and Bilbao available online for free. Here are some highlights, from Monet to Robert Mapplethorpe.

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23:41

California Nurse Gives Gardasil Vaccine to Own Daughter who Develops Leukemia and Dies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By : Health Impact News

The VAXXED team interviewed a mother in Long Beach, California, who is a nurse and was pro-vaccine. She explains that all her children were up-to-date on their vaccines before she gave her daughter the Gardasil vaccine at age 16.

As a nurse, she routinely gave vaccines to patients at work, and never questioned these vaccines. She states that she was never taught about their side effects.

So when she heard that Gardasil was a vaccine to prevent cancer, and that her daughter needed to have it before she became sexually active, she did not hesitate to have her daughter come in to the office where she worked, where she herself administered the first vaccine.

After that first vaccine, her daughter was always tired, and they thought maybe she had mono. Her body ached all the time, and she had difficulty walking long distances. Prior to the vaccine, her daughter was healthy and active.

Her mother did not associate these symptoms with the vaccine, however. She attributed it to a poor diet and a busy lifestyle.

Because of her daughters fear of vaccines, she decided to bring the second Gardasil vaccine home and give it to her daughter in their home.

Soon after the second vaccine, her daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. 10 months later, she was dead.

I want to share my story because it is very important.

This vaccine is horrible. I dont know if I wouldnt have given it to her if she would still be here.

And I feel really responsible because I gave it to her physically

I just thought I was doing what was right to protect my daughter from cancer, and she got cancer!

I tried to protect her

Watch the entire interview.

23:40

Ethereum Island Mauritius Craves To Become Blockchain Paradise "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Tropical Island Mauritius is a likely destination for Blockchain innovators to settle as a technology hub that has the government's backing

23:34

CRAZY: Helicopters will be dropping vanilla-scented vaccines all over Toronto "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Watch your head, vanilla scented lard will be falling from the sky this August in Torontos west end as baited vaccines are dropped from helicopters.

Beverly Stevenson, a science transfer specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, says the baits are a preventative measure to combat rabies. According to MSN.

The closest reported case of rabies is in Burlington, which is almost 60 kilometres away, she says.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry drop the tasty vaccine in a 50km radius of any reported case of rabies. The vaccine targets raccoons, skunks and foxes.

Crews dropping the medicated snacks by hand started this week and runs until September and theyll begin falling from helicopters in August. Over the course of the baiting period 250,000 to 275,000 of them will be dropped.

 

23:34

Quantum Computer, hug me openly! DROPLEX ICO "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

There had been times where the HTTPS protocol was deemed secure. Now gone. We live in times where Bitcoins blockchain is deemed secure, and unless 51% attack happens it is safe haven to store wealth in Bitcoin. Yet, in a very near future, that is about to change. Quantum computing modelled by Ben Larzinski. In Continue reading Quantum Computer, hug me openly! DROPLEX ICO

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23:31

Trump Sends in the Gun Confiscation Cops "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Reprinted here by permission from Ron Paul Institute.

DONALD TRUMP ON GUN CONTROLChicago police are keeping busy confiscating illegal guns. Last year through the summer, the confiscations were occurring at a rate of one every 59 minutes according to Chicago Police Department figures related by Mark Berman in an October 2016 Washington Post article. This summer, the Chicago police will have some assistance from the United States government in racking up impressive gun confiscation numbers.

Following through on a plan that began its development during the Obama administration, the Trump administration and Chicago...

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23:31

The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunter of Nepal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

 

Renan Ozturk and Mark Synnott travel to Nepal with National Geographic to experience the last traditional honey harvest.

You can read the feature article on National Geographic: The Last Death-Defying Honey Hunter of Nepal

A Film By Camp4 Collective + Felt Soul Media

 

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23:30

Donald Trump reflects on the G20 summit: It was a great G20. We had 20 countries. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Heres Donald Trump reflecting on the G20 summit.

I had a great, it was a great G20. We had 20 countries, I got along, I think, really fantastically with the head of every country.

Especially Russia.

Hang on a minute

In fairness, we didnt know that either. But then, were not president of the United States.

23:29

Anti Fracking Left Colluded With Russia, 1709 "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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23:19

The GMO Agenda Takes a Menacing Leap Forward with EPAs Silent Approval of Monsanto/Dows RNAi Corn "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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.  While you may not have made up your mind on the dangers of GMOs,

23:15

For the First Time in History, State Moves To Decriminalize All Drugs Even Heroin and Meth "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

By Rachel Blevins

In an unprecedented move, Oregon is on its way to becoming the first state to decriminalize small amounts of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ecstasy, while also lowering the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor in some drug-related cases.

Two groundbreaking bills were passed by the Oregon legislature this week, and will go to the states Democratic governor, Kate Brown, for approval. House Bill 3078 reduces drug-related property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. It passed in the state House with a vote of 33-26, and in the Senate with a vote of 18-11.

House Bill 2355 seeks to decriminalize at least six hard drugs, as long as the user does not have any prior felonies or more than two prior drug convictions. It passed in the state House with a vote of 36-23, and in the Senate with a vote of 20-9.

Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) told the Lund Report that he sees the criminalization of drugs as a major public policy failure, because it ignores the fact that addiction to certain drugs changes the physical structure of the brain, and should be treated as a health problemas opposed to the current system, which labels users as felons, and sentences them to a life of rebounding in and out of the criminal justice system.

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23:14

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near the coast of New Ireland, P.N.G. "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit near the coast of New Ireland, Papua New Guinea at 03:36 UTC on July 13, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 47 km (29.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles)....... Read more

23:11

Personalized Vaccines May Replace Chemotherapy "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anti-cancer vaccines. Get used to the terminology because pharma is hard at work to garner the official label. If you consider the HPV vaccine, they already market a product under such verbiage. The new case...

The post Personalized Vaccines May Replace Chemotherapy appeared first on Vaxxter.

23:04

Blockchain Adtech Startup Hybrid ICO Will See Tokens On Sale At Bittrex "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

http://ift.tt/2sTAnV0

CakeCodes StorMarket micro jobs platform will use a hybrid sales method for its upcoming ICO in August.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2ucNF2u


23:02

Trumpy Bear is perfect for people who show patriotism with wildly overpriced teddy bears "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Despite sounding like a spoof advert youd see in Viz, it seems Trumpy Bear is a hideously real thing and the commercial for it features patriotism, golf and motorbikes.

According to the website when youre done rolling around the floor wrapped in the blanket of patriotism, or sticking Trumpy up a flag pole, you can also use him to honor your own family heroes. Truly a fitting tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces.

At least you get a certificate of authenticity to prove you own an original.

The post Trumpy Bear is perfect for people who show patriotism with wildly overpriced teddy bears appeared first on The Poke.

23:01

3 Reasons Why Positive Thinking is Making You More Miserable, and How to Have True Happiness in Life "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

(Juliet Tang) Have you ever forced yourself to be positive when you really wanted to punch a pillow or tell the world to screw off instead?

Maybe you are desperately trying to live by the mantra of positivity thinking kills negativity, or dont want to appear like an ungrateful jerk when you receive the 3rd wedding invitation in the mail after your last messy breakup. Perhaps you obsess over teachings from Law of Attraction gurus about cultivating positive thoughts so you can attract positive things, or feel ashamed to show your true feelings because every person on your social media is smiling like Christmas came early for them and makes you question your own sanity.
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23:00

23:00

Rising seas threaten scores of species on Pacific islands with extinction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Chuuk flying fox. The Black-spotted Cuscus. The Fijian crested iguana. The Mariana skunk. The greater monkey-faced bat. Poncelets giant rat.

Not exactly household names, but these creatures have something in common: theyre all critically endangered and they all live on islands in the Pacific Ocean that are at high risk from rising sea levels.

Thats the conclusion of a new study, published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, which maps the distribution of 150 threatened species living on Pacific islands and their susceptibility to sea level rise.

Some of these creatures are found on just a single island, so losing their habitats to encroaching seas would mean global extinction, the lead author tells Carbon Brief.

A Mariana fruit bat named Babydoll hangs from a tree at the Guam National Wildlife Refuge in Guam May 20, 2013. The Mariana fruit bat is currently listed as a threatened species.

A Mariana fruit bat named Babydoll hangs from a tree at the Guam National Wildlife Refuge in Guam May 20, 2013. The Mariana fruit bat (Pteropus mariannus) is currently listed as a threatened species. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa B. White/Released)

Low-lying islands

The new study focuses on a stretch of the southern Pacific Ocean from Palau in the west to the Pitcairn Islands in the east. Within this 85m square kilometre (sq km) area are more than 2,000 islands.

These islands come in all shapes and sizes most are volcanic or reefs but they are predominantly small and low-lying. Their average size is just 1.3 sq km some are just a tenth of that size and 42% of them have a maximum elevation of less than 10m.

These characteristics put the islands and the species that live on them at particular risk from sea level rise, storms and high waves, the study says.

On small islands, land-based creatures have fewer places to move to when their habitats are lost. In addition, through evolution, many island-living spec...

23:00

The State of ICO Regulation? New Report Outlines Legal Status in 6 Nations "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Fintech research firm Autonomous NEXT has published a new report on the regulatory and operational challenges faced internationally by ICOs.

Source

23:00

Swiss Regulator Approves Bitcoin Products Provided by Falcon Private Bank "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Swiss regulators are not exactly keen on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. That does not mean they will stifle innovation, though. Instead, the regulatory body decided to approve Falcon Private Banks filing for Bitcoin products. It is the first time such a request is granted by the local regulator as well. The bank will provide Bitcoin asset Continue reading Swiss Regulator Approves Bitcoin Products Provided by Falcon Private Bank

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22:57

Blockchain Adtech Startup Hybrid ICO Will See Tokens On Sale At Bittrex "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

CakeCodes StorMarket micro jobs platform will use a hybrid sales method for its upcoming ICO in August.

22:55

Using Digital Technology to Explore Dream States and Internal Rhythms "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Installation view, Chris Reilly, 33 Year Clock at Cave gallery (all images courtesy of the artist)

DETROIT Like most Millennials, digital artist Chris Reilly almost compulsively consults a device that never leaves his side. So accustomed are we to the omnipresence of smartphones, though, that it might take a discerning eye to notice Reilly isnt checking one. Hes looking at a digital meter that keeps him appraised at all times of his blood-sugar levels hes been a Type I diabetic since the age of two and uses a cell-phone-sized insulin pump thats wired into his circulatory system to regulate his glucose levels. In other words, keeping tabs on his biological clockwork is a matter of life and death. Though none of the works in his current solo show, Body Clock at Cave gallery in Detroit, deal with diabetes directly the stated themes are sleep, synesthesia, and self-portraiture it seems almost impossible to dismiss a connection to this underlying condition.

I think the impulse comes from a very intuitive place or, Im so aware that its all the way down into the base of my brain, Reilly told Hyperallergic. This could be my, like, shamanistic, right-brain diabetes treatment.

Installation view, Chris Reilly: Body Clock

Many of Reillys recent projects have dealt with...

22:55

Street Artists Delete Graffitied Landscape Like a Real-Life Version of Photoshop "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Anamorphic Street Art at the Stenograffia Festival

Ever wish you could delete things from real life like you would in Photoshop? One group of artists made this fantasy come true as part of Stenograffia, a street art and graffiti festival that happens every July in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The creative crew included Andrey Kolokolov, Taisia Spirina, Alex-t, Max Parfenov, Dmitry Chabanov, Constantine Rakhmanov, and Anna Klec. Together, they transformed a graffiti-tagged car and dumpster into a scene that you'd only see on the computer.

The final piece cloaked the two forms in a flat gray-and-white checkered pattern that, in photo editing programs, symbolizes a transparent area. This anamorphic street art is aptly-called CTRL+X, which is the keyboard shortcut for deleting a selection in Photoshop.

To erase the vehicle and trash bin, it required meticulous precision. The entire grid had to be uniform in size and shape, or else the illusion would've been lost. After painting the vehicle completely white, the group used a projector to overlay the pattern on the objects. They then drew the pattern in pencil and taped it off, little by little, spraying the squares as they went along. The effort that went into this project was worth it. When viewed at a certain angle, the car and dumpster look flattenedlike they were just extracted from the middle of a photograph.

As part of the Stenograffia festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia, a group of artists deleted a graffiti-ridden car and dumpster from view. Here it is before:

And after:

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22:50

Janet Yellen Stars In A Mainstream Media Advertisement For Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Janet Yellen Stars In A Mainstream Media Advertisement For Bitcoin by Jeff Berwick Dollar Vigilante When we started The Dollar Vigilante in 2010, it was a very different world. The word libertarianism was just becoming known for the first...

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22:50

Blockchain Industry Heading Towards Putins Prediction of New Digital Order "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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In the era of global economic transition, Blockchain user interfaces will function as a crucial link in bridging the gap between the old and the new order.

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22:47

New Tory MEP is an expert in UFO sightings and Paranormal "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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As well as his work with the International Metaphysical University, he is best known for a range of parapsychology books including titles such as Paranormal Surrey and A History of Alien Activity from Sightings to Abductions to Global Threat.
Source: 
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22:46

Surreal Aerial Views of Fish Farms Captured by Bernhard Lang "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Flying in a helicopter high above the coast of Greece, German photographer Bernhard Lang captures unusual networks of circular fish farms. The strange, ovoid enclosures appear like abstract geometric designs, hardly related to the thriving ecosystems of fish that lay just below the surface. Aquaculture is seen by many as a more efficient way to safely breed larger volumes of fish instead of harvesting wild populations, but concerns about the environmental impact near farming sites have raised a lot of questions.

Greeces aquaculture industry is important for the country, Lang shares with Colossal. Especially [because of] the bad economic situation in Greece. Fish, mainly sea bass and sea bream is one of their biggest agricultural exports, next to olive oil. That said, fish prices have fallen sharply in recent years, further threatening a burgeoning industry.

Lang is known for his aerial studies of industry, wildlife, and landscapes around the world including a recent series of harbors in the Philippines and a colorful collection of beach umbrellas in the Italian resort town of Adria. You can follow more of his recent photography on Behance and Instagram.

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22:41

Blockchain Industry Heading Towards Putins Prediction of New Digital Order "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the era of global economic transition, Blockchain user interfaces will function as a crucial link in bridging the gap between the old and the new order.

22:40

The Solo Prepper Resource Run "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Solo Prepper Resource Run James Walton I Am Liberty Audio player below! To build a home of self-sufficiency and preparedness one of the most important things you can do is to include all of those involved in the technology, skills and procsses that allow you to live that lifestyle. In other words, you want Continue reading The Solo Prepper Resource Run

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22:30

Where Does Your Favorite Brand of Bottled Water Actually Come From? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

In the hierarchy of water, from municipal to well to purchased, bottled water is generally heralded as the purest drinking water you can get. But is it really?

Often, the Read the rest

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22:28

TAS Update on Structure Fire at Remount Rd Mowbray "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Thursday, 13 November 2014 1:25 pm.

At approximately 4.40am on Thursday 13 November 2014 police and fire crews attended to a structure fire at a wood yard on Remount Rd Mowbray. Police and Fire Scene examiners have remained at the scene all morning and the fire has now been determined as deliberately lit.

The structure was a large shed used to store timber. It is valued at approximately $100,000.00 and the contents valued at approximately $40,000.00. No-one was injured.

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Launceston CIB Detectives are currently investigating the fire and would like to speak to anyone who may have information or saw anyone or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area at the time.

Reports can be made to Launceston CIB on 67773910 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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22:27

TAS Industrial accident at Woolston Printing Western Junction "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 5:02 pm.

Police responded to a call for assistance to an industrial accident, at Woolston Printing, Boral Road, Western Junction this morning at about 9.25am.

A 43 year old man had been using a machine to compress paper waste into bins.

Another employee found him trapped inside the machine. Staff rushed to assist the man. He was rescued from the machine and attempts were made to resuscitate him.

Ambulance attended and conveyed the injured man to the LGH where he was admitted to ICU. Sadly he passed away at about 2.45pm this afternoon.

Police and WorkSafe Tasmania are conducting an investigation to establish the cause of the accident and will speak to witnesses as part of the ongoing investigation.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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22:24

How Bots And Black Marketers Are Influencing Bitcoin Price, Altcoins Value "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The Bitcoin and altcoin market keep exhibiting a high level of volatility, suggesting easy manipulation by a minute segment of participants as the case currently may be.

from Cointelegraph.com News http://ift.tt/2ulSgA1


22:19

The 75,000 Mile Wide Hole In The Sun Could Black Out Earths Communications "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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The sunspot spotted by NASA as our sun creeps toward its solar minimum is 75,000 miles wide.  That has huge implications for our satellites and communications systems, and the sunspot could cause some blackouts on Earth.

The huge sunspot has the potential to send out dangerous solar flares known to take out important communication equipment, satellites, and even huge sections of the power grid. This sunspot is the first to appear after the sun was spotless for 2 days and the dark core is larger than the Earth.

A 75,000 mile wide sunspot just appeared.

A 75,000-mile wide sunspot just appeared.

 

Nasas Solar Dynamics Observatory first detected the huge spot last week, and it appears to have lingered through to this week.

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the suns magnetic field. They tend to appear in regions of intense magnetic activity, and when that energy is released, solar flares and huge storms erupt from sunspots. Such a storm could create stunning auroras around the world, as well as play havoc with power grids, potentially causing blackouts in some areas. DailyMail

NASA released a statement about the newly visible sunspot.  A new sunspot group has rotated into view and seems to be growing rather quickly, they said. It is the first sunspot to appear after the sun was spotless f...

The 75,000 Mile Wide Hole In The Sun Could Black Out Earths Communications "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

emfsolarstorm

The sunspot spotted by NASA as our sun creeps toward its solar minimum is 75,000 miles wide. That has huge implications for our satellites and communications systems, and the sunspot could cause some blackouts on Earth.

The huge sunspot has the potential to send out dangerous solar flares known to take out important communication equipment, satellites, and even huge sections of the power grid. This sunspot is the first to appear after the sun was spotless for 2 days and the dark core is larger than the Earth.

A 75,000 mile wide sunspot just appeared.

A 75,000-mile wide sunspot just appeared.

Nasas Solar Dynamics Observatory first detected the huge spot last week, and it appears to have lingered through to this week.

Sunspots are darker, cooler areas on the surface of the sun, caused by interactions with the suns magnetic field. They tend to appear in regions of intense magnetic activity, and when that energy is released, solar flares and huge storms erupt from sunspots. Such a storm could create stunning auroras around the world, as well as play havoc with power grids, potentially causing blackouts in some areas. DailyMail

NASA released a statement about the newly visible sunspot. A new sunspot group has rotated into view and seems to be growing rather quickly, they said. It is the first sunspot to appear after the sun was spotless for two days, and it is the only sunspot group on the sun at this moment.

Watch the video below to see the sunspot rotate into view.

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22:17

Ex Talisman Saber 2017 - Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Helicopters Pop into Rockhampton Airport - NH90 NZ3306 and Seasprite NZ3618 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

During the afternoon on Wednesday 12 July, a pair of Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) helicopters were noted arriving into Rockhampton Airport and the nearby Australian Army Defence Support Group (DSG) 'Camp Rocky' .


NH90 Helicopter NZ3306 was heard to arrive into 'Camp Rocky' as "Warrior 06".



It later departed in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) but was heard to return to 'Camp Rocky' a little later in the day.

Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite NZ3618 was also heard to call into Rockhampton Airport as "Seasprite 18".

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It later departed North towards Proserpine before it was heard flying off the coast on return to the HMNZS Canterbury multi-role vessel (MRV) of the Roya...

22:16

How Bots And Black Marketers Are Influencing Bitcoin Price, Altcoins Value "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

The Bitcoin and altcoin market keep exhibiting a high level of volatility, suggesting easy manipulation by a minute segment of participants as the case currently may be.

22:04

Blasphemy: A Victimless Crime or a Crime in Search of a Victim? "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

We need a serious debate about free speech in a globalized world in order to avoid ad hoc, short-term decisions to calm emotions.

22:03

Ep. 193: Adobe Finally Catches a Clue and more "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Episode 193 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
Download MP3   Subscribe via iTunesGoogle Playemail or RSS!

Featured: Sony Artisan of Imagery, Spencer Pablo

In This Episode

If you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to...

22:01

Ex Talisman Saber 2017 - United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 05-5146 Touches Down at Rockhampton Airport as "Trek 50" "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Late on Wednesday 12 July, United States Air Force (USAF) Boeing C-17A Globemaster III 05-5146 touched down at Rockhampton Airport as "Trek 50".  It was parked on Gate 6 on the Southern end of the Rockhampton Airport parking apron and was promptly unloaded.






Soon after, the C-17 was closed up and shut down suggesting that it was to spend the night.

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22:01

Scientists Stunned to Learn That Gut Bacteria Seem to Have Control over Your Moods and Brain Function "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"


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Scientists have now proven a link between gut microbes and emotions in humans. This is the first time that behavioral and neurobiological differences associated with microbial composition have been studied in this way. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles observed 40 healthy women and attempted to identify brain and behavioral characteristics based on their gut microbiota profiles.
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22:00

Nature Chemistry issues its first retraction "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

For the first time in its eight-year history, Nature Chemistry has retracted a paper, citing data integrity issues. The 2010 paper, which explored how various iron-based molecules interact with water and ethanol, was withdrawn after the authors uncovered possible duplication in two images. According to the retraction notice, the authors could not provide the raw []

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22:00

Connect with the Global Community of Amateur Radio Enthusiasts "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

You can easily join the amateur radio community. All you need is a ham radio and a Tech license (which is easy to study for).

Read more on MAKE

The post Connect with the Global Community of Amateur Radio Enthusiasts appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

22:00

Postal Service Customers in Austria Can Now Buy Bitcoin, Ether and More "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

sterreichische Post is now offering its Austrian customers a simple way to buy cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether and litecoin.

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22:00

The Whistler Bandcamp page is amazing "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

  Chicago bar and club The Whistler has its own Bandcamp page, and its pretty damn amazing.  The Logan Square joint does food, drinks and local music.  Theyre also establishing an extra retail avenue for the artists who perform on their stage.  They release a Weekly Free of music recorded on their turf, and its []

21:54

U.S. Maternal Mortality Is Rising, But Not For The Reason The Left Claims "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Earlier this week, we discussed the media-induced panic about the U.S.s abnormally rising Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). In typical Vox-speak: More and more women are now dying in childbirth, but only in America. Thats misleading on multiple points, but we exposed the only in America claim last time. Other developed countries do not track late maternal deaths, whereas the U.S. not only tracks those deaths, but also has improved its tracking of maternal deaths in general. Therefore, our superior data can account for the U.S. international ranking, and may partially account for the rise of the U.S. MMR rate.

Still, the countrys MMR is rising, and to the public this is almost inconceivable. Childbirth outcomes improved for decades. Maternal death is a thing of the past, of BBC period dramas. If we have such great healthcare, if our medical research and facilities are second to none, if our medical schools and accreditation are the envy of the world, how can our MMR be rising unless something is very, very wrong?

The usual scapegoat for our rising MMR is the cesarean section rate and its underlying causes. American doctors in American hospitals do too many of them unnecessarily, due to our tendency to treat pregnancy as a disease, doctors and/or patients who prefer convenience or vanity to child safety, insurance companies and ambulance-chasing lawyers promoting the Business of Being Born, or the whole lot of them quashing the feminine power of the natural birthing experience. If we had more woman-centric, midwife-focused care, the logic goes, new mothers wouldnt die or be injured by big medicine.

The Problem Is Larger Than Health Care and Big Medicine

But this scapegoating was a much fairer assessment 10 years ago. According to the CDC, the rate of low-risk c-section deliveries has been declining since 2009 due to new guidelines from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), initiatives to improve the quality of perinatal care, changes in hospital policies to disallow elective delivery before 39 weeks, and public education campaigns.  Of course there is still room for improvement. The national trend is positive, but some states have shown no improvement, and three have seen an increase in their low risk rate.

Michigan may want to contact Virginia and ask how they achieved a 15+ percent decline in low risk c-sections. But on the whole, the medical community saw the problem, acted, and has reduced the rate of low risk c-sections without U.S. Congressional action or counterproductive copycatting of public health systems that cannot even ge...

21:54

Austrias Energy Company Switch First To Take Bitcoin Payments "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

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Bitcoin bill payments have come to Austria as Switch makes a pioneering move to accept virtual currency.

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21:52

Abortion Fanatics Dont Want Choice, They Want Fewer Babies "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children. Thats the advice The Guardian gave readers in an article that was tweeted out enthusiastically by abortion advocates such as Cosmopolitan magazines senior political writer Jill Filipovic.

She means to say fewer, but the anti-human attitude comes through loud and clear.

Conservatives are accused of wrongly saying that some liberals think as Filipovic does, but her tweet and the larger movement she participates in show that the characterization is fair. A couple of years ago I noted the problem of what I termed fecundophobia an open dislike of children and womens fertility in general.

Filipovics tweet went over like a lead balloon, with people sending her photos of their adorable children and asking which one should be sacrificed on the altar of Gaia.

Others rightly wondered whether she also advocated suicide or otherwise offing people in order to conserve resources.

Others pointed to the fatal flaws of Malthusian thinking:

Malthusianism is the discredited belief that populations grow exponentially while the food supply grows arithmetically, leading to food shortages and poverty. It crops up every once in a while despite it being false, and the more fringe environmentalists, pro-abortionists, and eugenicists carry the flag of Malthusianism to this day, as we see here.

The authors of the paper being written up in The Guardian express distress that the United States isnt telling citizens to have fewer children. C...

21:50

Ben Sasse Almost Pierces Our Helicopter Parents Problem: Child Neglect "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Theres a fascinating paradox at the heart of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasses learned and serious new book about the decline of American adulthood, and he doesnt quite get at what it might mean. This isnt a criticism, but a thought that grows from the depth of the book and the scope of the story it tells. There are ideas in tension, here, and the tension suggests some conclusions Sasse almost reaches.

First, Sasse laments the much-noted emergence of the pajama boy, the thirtysomething man-child who never quite launched into adulthood. Our prototypical basement-dwelling permanent adolescent went to an expensive college, but didnt acquire any sort of ability to write or think. He had a childhood of expensive enrichment activities, but somehow was never enriched.

He doesnt work, make anything, or want to; he lives on video games and fantasy, and is increasingly unlikely to marry or become a parent. And he has a good chance of being heavily medicated for anxiety and depression, an interesting part of a life without challenges or responsibility.

So Are We Separating From Or Hovering Over Our Kids?

Choosing a common starting place, Sasse assigns some of the blame for pajama boy to helicopter parenting, to the act of hovering over our children, making sure theyre safe and protected, never bored, and on schedule. We dont consider the ways we harm our children by constantly protecting them from the vicissitudes of life.

After spending the better part of two decades micromanaging and choreographing playdates, dance practices, extra tutoring for standardized tests and college entrance exams, music lessons, martial arts, select soccer and travel baseball, track meets, swim meets, art classes, language enrichment, and all the rest, it should come as no surprise that the kids have only the vaguest idea of how to make decisions for themselves, he writes. All that many of them have ever had to do by age 18 is be dressed and in the car at the appointed hour.

We over-parent, and it costs our children their autonomy, self-discipline, and ability to transition to adulthood. They need some distance from us so they can learn how to live as something other than satellites in our pampering orbit.

But then Sasse spends much of his book decrying the loss of intergenerational social exchange and the family structure of an earlier era defined by the closeness of family farms and crafts. The Second Industrial Revolution, he notes, changed more than just the way we make things.

Separating work from home  taking the artisan out of his shop and putting him in a steel mill, for example was a stark shift in not just economic but also social and family life, Sasse writes. Children...

21:50

Donald Trump will be delighted his sons on the cover of Time magazine! "IndyWatch Feed Allcommunity"

Oh.

We know how much Trump likes to be on the cover of Time magazine.

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21:50

TAS Police appeal on dangers of rock throwing "IndyWatch Feed Allaunews"

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 5:00 pm.

Police are calling for witnesses following two disturbing incidents of rocks being dropped on moving vehicles from the Westbury overpass last night.

The two damaged vehicles were being driven towards Launceston on the Midland Highway between 9.10 and 9.20pm last night.

The potential consequences of these illogical actions are just frightening, said Inspector Johnston.

These actions are assaults against people, it is incredibly stupid behaviour and those responsible need to understand that.

Police are investigating these incidents and urge anyone with information to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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